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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 03-14-2013
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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.com“Are we going to let the people know what we’re doing? Are we ashamed to tell the people what’s going on? I wanna know,” exclaimed Niel Reddish at the latest Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting. “And are you folks going to decide it yourselves? Or is it already decided?” The discussion of Airglades Airport, located here in Hendry County and owned by the BOCC, quickly turned into confusion regarding whether or not residents knew the entire truth of the matter. “I think the transparency here, on the airport, should be a little better,” began Reddish. “I guarantee you that anybody other than you folks don’t really know what’s going on. To sell it? There’s all kinds of controversy going on with that. Do we give it to [U.S.] *Available on select new Fords. Red Carpet Lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify. See Dealer for details. Offer ends 04/01/13 T, M M L P P S M P V. N 25 people sent to the hospital for breathing deadly fumesBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comHendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) was put on high alert on Friday, March 8, after a carbon monoxide leak sent 25 people to its emergency room. Extra doctors and nurses rushed in to treat the farm laborers who had inhaled high levels of the deadly gas from a forklift that was being operated inside of a closed warehouse. The incident happened at J&J Farms on County Road 835, according to a report released by Clewiston Fire Rescue. Fire Rescue also clari ed that the portion of property which the incident occurred on was leased by Rouge River Farms, who was using the facility when the incident occurred. HRMC Goes into High Gear in Carbon Monoxide Response Jazmine Thompson dazzles at Poetry Out LoudBY TIMOTHY SAENZ Special to the Clewiston NewsJazmine Thompson did it. She brought home honor to her high school after she scored a Top Ten placement at Florida’s statewide Poetry Out Loud contest this past Saturday. Students from 47 high schools around the state competed for the top honors in the recitation of poetry from major authors. Thompson’s awless memory, eloquence, and subtly expressive delivery propelled her through the rst two cuts before she just missed out on the top four places. And the savvy senior performed in the clutch, in many cases besting a bevy of private school students headed for hoity toity Ivy League and Eastern Seaboard colleges. CHS Senior Places in Top Ten in StateSEE FUMES  6 SEE POETRY  16 SEE BOCC  9 BOCC Discusses Airglades and County Administrator Position PHOTO / TIMOTHY SAENZCHS Band Director Katie Wilson takes time to instruct band members during 6th period practice on Monday. The band will join the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Rod M. Chestnutt for a special concert on Sunday, March 17, that cel ebrates the 75th Anniversary of the high school band. From left to right, back row: Debenair Bradford (9th, percussion), Sage Palmer (10th, percus sion), Jessica Trnka (10th, percussion), and Dustin Clemons (10th, percussion). Left to right, middle: Jazmine Thompson (12th, euphonium), Ross Mack (9th, French horn), and Claudia Paniagua (10th, alto sax). Left to right, front: Leticia Raya (11th, clarinet), and Alyssa Miller (9th, oboe ). CHS Band to perform with Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra

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BY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston MuseumAn elderly man sat motionless in the airboat as his fathomless, dark eyes glazed across the green, placid Everglades to a small distant island. A slight smile slowly crept across his lean, mahogany face as brief, joyous memories rose within him, igniting and kindling images of a small boy and mother sitting by a Chickee. Then suddenly, as if a mirage, the memories vanished, leaving the island as the guardian to the man’s past. For some people it is indeed a stroll down memory lane as forgotten memories are stirred by old and familiar places. Historic landmarks and structures reconnect people and communities with their past in a warm and memorable way. It is regrettable that many of these endearing places are lost each year to disrepair or development. The Florida Public Archeology Network (FPAN) is hosting a program at the Clewiston Museum, Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker, Dr. Paul Backhouse is the “Tribal Historic Preservation Of cer” for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Director of the Big Cypress Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. He is presenting “Community Engagement, Heritage, and the Seminole Story in South Florida and Beyond.” His presentation will focus on a different conception of archaeology, one that prioritizes community participation and the protection of important cultural resources. The recent nomination of the Red Barn on the Brighton Reservation to the National Register of Historic Places and the community’s celebration of this commendable deed is just one example of how Mr. Backhouse will demonstrate a new perspective on archeology. The evening program will be very informative, so make plans to come and learn. For more information, please call Clewiston Museum Director, Butch Wilson, at 863-983-2870 or email him at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com. Looking Back to the Future BY PETE GAWDAIt was “pick on South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Day” at the Friday, March 8, meeting of the County Coalition for the Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The coalition is made up of representatives from Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Highlands and Osceola counties. In the past, coalition meetings have often been marked by differences of opinion between the coastal and interior counties. This time the coalition was united in their displeasure with SFWMD. Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols, who chairs the coalition, urged that SFWMD not keep purchasing and selling properties and that SFWMD complete projects they have started. “I’d like to see more transparency,” he added. “They are not spending their money, they are spending our money.” He suggested an appeal to the governor if SFWMD does not become more responsive to the needs of the residents of the 16 county area it serves. “They buy land on whims and gure out later what they are going to do with it,” Commissioner Echols charged. Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall suggested the counties in the coalition coordinate lobbying issues on common causes such as displeasure of SFWMD policies. “We need to get projects completed,” was the opinion of Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard who said SFWMD does not have consistent plans for nishing projects. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner said he was tired of being criticized for SFWMD projects in his county that were not completed. “We need to see dirt turned. We need to see progress made,” he asserted. Daniel O’Keefe, of the SFWMD Board of Governors, responded to some the issues addressed. He said he and Commissioner Echols had spoken the day before. “He may have been surprised that I agree with a lot of his thoughts and concerns and frustrations,” Mr. O’Keefe said. He added that he wanted to make SFWMD more responsive the counties served. He said he was working with SFWMD staff to nd funding for dredging Moore Haven Canal. He said that while the C43 Canal is a very expensive project, SFWMD staff is looking to break that project down into doable segments. “We are going through our land assessment right now to look at what lands can be surplused,” Mr. O’Keefe said. He said SFWMD is looking at lands not being used and deciding what lands can be put back on the tax rolls. He pledged this would be a transparent project. After an extensive public review process he said any lands declared surplus must be sold at fair market value. “I will follow up directly with the chairman,” he asserted. Mr. O’Keefe also said he would respond to individual coalition members. “I serve on a volunteer basis and I am here to serve you and your constituents.” Turning to other action, Lt. Col. Tom Greco, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ deputy commander for South Florida, gave the coalition an update on COE’s work. He said that 21.4 miles of cutoff wall, a wall built in the dike to strengthen it, has been constructed between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade. That project will be of cially completed this year. The ongoing culvert replacement project will be completed by 2018. Aging metal culverts will be replaced with concrete structures that have a life span of 50 to 100 years. A contract will be awarded this year for a seepage management test. The colonel said the Dam Safety Modi cation Study would include the entire 143-mile embankment and structures. Multiple alternatives will be developed and analyzed to reduce risk. The study should be ready for public comment the summer of 2014 and it should be approved in 2015. Because of the priority of the levee, he said most levee projects receive adequate funding. In the next scal year three additional contracts will be awarded on the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. At 14.27 feet the colonel said the lake was higher than it has been on this date for the last two years. He said he would like to come back and address the coalition during the rainy season and give a detailed presentation of water management. Commissioner Echols asked when the lake could be held at higher levels. The colonel said it would be several years before the lake regulation schedule would be changed. In the meantime his organization is trying to manage the lake the best it can with the existing schedule. During public comment time, Paul Gray of the Florida Audubon Society reminded the coalition that there is $25 million in the current state budget to acquire conservation easements. He said these easements will keep land in agriculture while protecting the environment. Ed Fielding asked that releases to the St. Lucie be stopped and releases to the Caloosahatchee be reduced. Martha Musgrove of the Florida Wildlife Federation urged coalition members to lobby their congressmen for more funding for Everglades restoration projects. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available. Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 County Coalition Criticizes SFWMD “I’d like to see more transparency. They are not spending their money, they are spending our money.”— Russell Echols, coalition chair

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Operation Medicine CabinetPrescription Drug Take-Back Day is Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off your unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at your local K&M Drugs as part of the county-wide effort to decrease the amount of medications available for misuse or abuse. This event is hosted in partnership with Drug Free Hendry County, Hendry County Sheriff’s Ofce, and K&M Drugs.Gospel SingThere will be a Gospel Sing held on Friday, March 15, at the Big Red Barn, Billy and Judy Swindle’s property, at 7500 West Hwy 27 in Clewiston. Ken Binnion will be taking the stage at 7 p.m. For more information regarding this event, please call 863-983-7256.Scarlet Fade in ConcertCome to First United Methodist Church of Clewiston on Friday, March 15, 7 p.m., to experience Scarlet Fade in concert. Admission is $5 or two cans of food for our community food pantry.Fishing TournamentThe New Harvest Church is having their rst annual shing tournament on Saturday, March 16, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. All proceeds are to bene t the youth ministry for their annual Total Abandonment trip. For more information, please contact Jim Cox at 863-233-3185 or Pastor David Strickland at 863-228-1468.Cat sh or Mullet DinnerSaint Martin’s Church is having a cat sh/mullet dinner on Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please contact the church at 863-983-7690.Mini Health FairMini Health Fairs are free and open to the public. They will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more information, please contact Tabitha Yebba at 863233-1305. Clewiston Senior Center on Thursday, March 21, at 11:30 a.m.What's Behind Your Mask?WINGS (Women IN God’s Service) invites all women to come to a special program on Friday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the First United Methodist Church Life Enrichment Center. Ashley Smith will share fun insights on looking at the masks we wear and how to get rid of them. All women in the community are invited. For more information, please call Alice at 863-983-5269.14th Annual Spring Bass TournamentClewiston Bass Anglers will be holding their 14th Annual Spring Bass Tournament on Saturday, March 23. This annual fundraising tournament provides funds for community projects throughout the upcoming year. Sign up starts at 5 a.m., in the parking lot adjacent to the restroom at the Clewiston town ramp. Weigh in is to be held at the Roland Martin Marina at 3 p.m. For more information, please go to www. bassnedge.ccom/cba or call Larry Patterson at 863-983-8800.Easter Sunday Butter y ReleaseFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston invites you to a special Easter worship service on Sunday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, all children will be given a butter y to release at the ower cross in front of the church. They’ll also be holding a free fellowship breakfast starting at 9:15 a.m. Their Easter Cantata will be Sunday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.Easter Egg HuntFirst United Methodist Church will host an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, starting at 10 a.m. Bring baskets for the egg hunt. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.Community Easter Sunrise ServiceThe annual Community Easter Sunrise Service sponsored by the Clewiston Ministerial Association will be hosted this year at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 901 Della Tobias Avenue, on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 6:30 a.m. For more information, please call Pastor John at 863-983-5269. Class of 1983 Thirty Year Reunion The Class of 1983 is having their Thirty Year Reunion scheduled for April 19 through 21, coinciding with the Sugar Festival. For more information, please email classof83_chs@yahoo.com or view their facebook page. All class members who are planning on attending should send their contact information to Lisa Mason at 863-228-3768 or Alina Suarez Sherman at 863-983-6226. If any CHS alumni from classes of 80 to 86, would like to attend, please contact the people listed above.2013 Sweet Taste of SugarThis year we have more opportunities and more prizes. Also this year we are going to have a “Sweet Taste Sampling,” where people can have a chance to taste many of the entries. Every cook who submits an entry will get a free ticket to participate in the sampling. Entries can be dropped off at the Balboa Road entrance in the parking/tent area. Also, this year, you can enter as many times as you like in each category. Recipes should be turned in before Friday, April 5. Bring your prepared entry to the tent by the city pool between 8 and 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Each entry must have sugar in the recipe. Awards will be made at the main stage on the day of the Sugar Festival, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Betty Griswold at 810-429-3316.Chemical Dependence 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SEMINOLE BRIGHTON CASINO Details at Seminole Players Club. Must be 21 or older and a Players Club member to participate. Management reserves the right to change or cancel at any time. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1 .888.ADMIT.IT.Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comLike us on Facebook 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SEE BRIEFS  8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonIn April many of the wintering warblers, ycatchers and songbirds will return to their breeding grounds. One of the late returning migratory birds in Florida is the American Redstart, which has been reported in inland Florida as late as June or early July. These small songbirds winter in South Florida, the Bahamas, northern South America, southern California, and Mexico. American Redstarts are a common breeding bird throughout most of the United States except the Paci c Coast, Southwest and Great Plains. These birds are rare breeders in northwest Florida. Adult males are black with orange patches on the sides of their chest, wings and in the tail. They have a black hood, back wings, tail, and chest and a white belly. The adult female and young males have a light gray head with a gray to light green back and are whitish below. There is a yellow patch in their wing and a yellow base of the outer tail feathers. Immature birds have plumage similar to the adult female, but the immature male has a darker tail and may have irregular patches of black on the head, breast or back. They have a variety of songs, which usually include a number of sweet high-pitched notes with an accented ending note. Some songs include a slow buzy "zi zee zee zee zee" ("I am so lay-zee"). A common call is a hard "tek." They prefer living in deciduous woods, usually in damp areas under the canopy. These warblers often ash their orange and black wings to ush insect prey from foliage. Their diet consist mainly of ying insects, but they will sometimes eat small fruit, berries and seeds. These birds are rare breeders in northwest Florida. The nest often built in the fork of a low tree is a tight woven open cup made of grasses, bark strips, hair, leaves, twigs, and mosses, which are glued together with spider silk. The female lays one to ve white eggs with dark speckles around the large end. The eggs are incubated for 12 days with the young edging when they are nine to 10 days old. Join Hendry-Glades volunteers as they search for American Redstart and other wintering birds during trips to STA5. Go to the Hendry-Glades Audubon website for information about the Stormwater Treatment Area 5 driving trips. There are openings for the April 13th and April 27th and monthly trips scheduled from May through October. Reservations are required. Send an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Include your name and contact information with an emergency cell number, the date you want attend the STA5 trip and the number of participants in your party. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 8:30 a.m. For a schedule of STA5 trips through Jan. 4, 2014 visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding Fun: American Redstart (AMRE) Margaret England PHOTO / GREG CORNETTMale American Redstart.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 March is ‘Save Your Vision’ Month Celebrate by making your appointment today Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street Labelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-0761 www.familyeyecarelabelle.com 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! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 According to sources, workers inside of a warehouse closed all of the building’s doors to keep warm -temperatures dipped into the low 40s that night. With the forklift running, workers began complaining of strong headaches. The Clewiston Fire Department, EMS and other emergency dispatch centers arrived on the scene to assist the patients. Those af icted showed immediate symptoms: pounding headaches, a profound fatigue, and an ashen skin tone. The re department detected high carbon monoxide levels and evacuated the warehouse. The victims were then transported to HRMC, where emergency workers were initially notied that 11 patients were affected; this number would swell to 17, and then to a nal count of 25. Even with the number of patients being as high as it was, some patients were reporting that more people had been exposed to the carbon monoxide but were hesitant to be treated at the hospital because they lacked proper documentation, or felt it would be too expensive. Nurses reportedly assured patients that anyone who needed aid would receive it. Hospital staff worked to make sure that everybody was okay. “Luckily it was not a disaster; no lives were lost,” said Glenda Wilson, Hendry Regional Medical Center spokesperson, who explained that the hospital set up a command center to deal with the large number of patients. Patients were triaged immediately and were tended to with oxygen, while lab work was done to determine each patient’s condition. According to hospital of cials, 18 patients were treated and released, with another seven patients kept overnight for further observation. “[The victims] all complained about profound headaches and fatigue,” explained Sandy Viall, HRMC Chief Nursing Of cer, who noted that patients bene tted from the emergency help -evidenced by the return of each patient’s natural skin tone from its previous pall. “I am very proud of our staff, and proud of the emergency response,” said Viall. “They were awesome.” FUMESContinued  1 Celen Carillo Katherine Chang Teen Janelle Cottiers Teen Gisel Fernandez Odalys Leon Teen Jasmine Flores Yousy Lopez Teen Sheila Fleming Teen Jasmine Leiva Jenny Aguila Teen Alexandra Padron Teen Miss Latina of the Glades will be held at the John Boy Auditorium this Sunday, March 17, starting at 4 p.m.Miss Latina of the Glades 2013 FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’

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Employment Full Time BRANCH MANAGER Praxair Distribution Southeast Directs activities to meet/exceed retail sales & margin targets, maintains adequate inventory levels, monitors purchases to control expenses. Responsible for all branch operating costs. Manage Clewiston retail location and 2 direct reports. Requires HS Diploma/GED, 2+ years retail sales, 2+ years mgmt and welding experience. Local candidates preferred. Apply online at: praxair.com/careers Praxair is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the 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 Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Employment Full TimeUTILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER Glades Utility Authority (GUA) 39800 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade, FL 7am-3:30 PM WeekdaysAssists with the installation, maintenance and repair of water lines, meters & valves. Installs, repairs, inspects & tests back ow prevention devices; locates water & wastewater lines; restores sidewalks, roads & landscaping after completion of repairs. Quali cations Minimum of six (6) months of experience in general labor work. Preference for 1 year experience: Installing/repairing utility water distribution/wastewater collection systems. Requires FL Class CDL with 11 months Of hire. Also desirable: Graduation from high school/equivalent; Valid FL Class A CDL with Combination and Tanker Endorsements. Requires FL Class CDL with 11 months Of hire. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/ resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. Info 561/616-6888; Fax 561/616-6893. No e-mail applications/resumes accepted. Applications/ resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22nd 2013 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) Employment Medical Medical Assistant Temporary position Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual Spanish / English pref. Competitive salary. Fax resume to: (863) 983-9604 or apply at FCHC, 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013

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Juniors from The King’s Academy’s West Palm Beach and Clewiston campuses recently participated in a “Job Shadowing” event as part of the school’s college preparatory program. The event allows students the experience of a typical day in careers that they are interested in. Students shadowed in professions from the arts, business/ nance, law enforcement, education, engineering/architecture, legal, medical, aviation, and more. The students came away with a better understanding of the requirements and rigors of these careers, and a better knowledge of whether the career would be a good t for them. Local volunteer program hosts included Jacobs Flight Services, Everglades Adventures, Bella Vida Day Spa, and the Hendry County Regional Medical Center. Jason Jacobs, president of Jacobs Flight Services, was able to see rst-hand the impact that an opportunity like this could have on a student when he hosted TKA 11th grader (and aspiring aviator) Dakodah Davis. “We were extremely excited to share our passion of aviation with Dakodah and watch what could possibly be a life changing experience for a young man,” said Jacobs. “When Dakodah arrived, he thought that he liked aviation. When he left it appeared he loved it, which is an amazing thing to witness. It was absolutely our pleasure!” TKA Clewiston’s juniors are working hard to ensure that they carry on the school’s legacy of a strong college preparatory program. Next spring they will become the satellite campus’ rst graduating class. This group is in the process of creating their college admissions packets, and recently completed a resume and interview workshop with community leaders in addition to the job shadowing event. Next, they will begin preparing for a two day visit to ve of Florida’s top colleges and universities. In early April, the juniors will visit the University of Florida, FSU, UCF, Rollins, and Southeastern with a team of the school’s college counseling professionals. “I really want to thank all of the folks from Clewiston who supported these students by participating in the program,” said Brian Burrage, TKA Principal. “You’re making an impact on our community that will carry on into the next generation. We are proud of The King’s Academy’s reputation for producing quality students who are successful in colleges, universities and the community at large. Whether you are at our West Palm Beach or Clewiston campus, our goal remains the same: high academic standards which aid in the growth of a student’s spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development. It is our sincere belief that our communities’ investment into these young people’s lives now will pay dividends in the future.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 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. Please help us contact all of our classmates by passing this information along.Free Foreclosure AssistanceThe Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc is offering free foreclosure assistance. For more information, please call 561-655-8944, ext. 326. BRIEFSContinued  3 Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and his Community Policing Unit will be hosting its 2nd Annual Ride Around the Lake, on March 23, bene ting the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Registration for the ride will begin at Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Tiki Bar, at 920 E. Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston. The cost to ride is $10 per bike, and for the bike/car show there is a $10 entry fee. This relaxing ride around Lake Okeechobee will start from the Marina and return to the same place. At the end of the ride there will be a car show, bike show, food and refreshments, live entertainment, door prizes, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing. Last year there were approximately 100 riders and the event raised approximately $2,000. This year we are looking for more participation. The Florida Sheriffs Association founded the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch in 1957. That evolved into the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc., an example of the FSA’s commitment to preventing juvenile crime and delinquency by guiding youngsters to productive lives as lawabiding citizens. To date, more than 100,000 youths have been served by the Florida Youth Ranches. With your help we can assure the continuation of this worthwhile program. All proceeds bene t the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. For more information contact Suzy Kelly at skelly@ hendrysheriff.org or call her at 863-517-2202. HCSO Hosts 2nd Annual Ride Around the Lake Local Leaders Host ‘Job Shadowing’ Juniors SUBMITTED PHOTODakodah Davis completed his experience with volunteer host Jacobs Flight Services. SUBMITTED PHOTOTyler Sweet had the opportunity to help guide a trophy alligator hunt with Everglades Adventures.

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Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 BY MARY GIBSON Special to the Clewiston NewsElizabeth Simpson has always loved antiques; and with a great aunt and cousin who are both antique dealers, you could say that antiquing is in her blood. As a young girl, Elizabeth remembers playing in her relative’s antique shop where she discovered her love of looking and nding unusual knick-knacks and trinkets. With this knowledge it comes as no surprise that Elizabeth is the owner of Sugar Magnolia Salvage, located on Bond Street; however, her business has seen many other places before moving to Clewiston. Elizabeth has been running the Sugar Magnolia Salvage business online and in other various places for nearly 25 years. She has lived in Clewiston for nearly seven years, with Sugar Magnolia trying out two different locations before moving to its current one. Though Elizabeth loves it, she explains that the antique business is not an easy one. Her biggest struggle is getting people to realize what her business is all about. She wants people to understand that the word ‘antique’ doesn’t always mean expensive and that ‘old’ doesn’t always mean junky. She wants people to discover the joy of nding a unique piece of furniture for their house or a rare antique to use as a gift for a loved one. “It’s what I do, it’s what I love,” Elizabeth explained. “It’s the hunt; you nd something in a junk shop or a thrift shop or a yard sale and you pay a quarter for something that, to you, is beautiful.” She feels her store is a service to Clewiston, offering an alternative to Walmart or driving out of town for certain things. “For me, I think it’s a necessity. If I were going to [buy] you a present, I would rather come to [Sugar Magnolia] rst and see if there’s something I could buy that’s got meaning behind it. It’s kind of a necessity for our souls; for our wellbeing,” she said. Elizabeth, although a little worried her business won’t make it, has decided that the risk of failure is worth the opportunity for her to share her passion with the Clewiston community. Her advice for entrepreneurs: Go with what you love. If you love it, you will work at it. Sugar Magnolia Salvage Sugar and guarantee so many jobs? People’d like that, but now I understand that may not be true; that’s they’re not going to guarantee any jobs and may pay us something else. So, the question comes up: the Sunshine Law [being violated] here?” The BOCC is currently in the process of receiving bids for the purchase of Airglades, some of which exceed $20 million. However, Reddish quickly went over his time allotted to speak on the subject, which prompted Chairman Karson Turner to ask him to move on to his next subject. “I believe the man [should] be able to talk,” said Commissioner Don Davis. Shortly after, Reddish moved onto the next topic: the empty county administrator position. “This is something that you don’t like to touch because it’s powerful,” he began. “Everybody’s talking about how you can’t make up your mind here, and it doesn’t look good for the commission or for the county.” Previously BOCC members went through a selection process to narrow down candidates for the county administrator position, which became available nearly six months ago. However, after narrowing down the candidates to the top two nalists, commissioners decided that they wanted to re-bid the position, not completely satis ed with those they had spoken with. When Reddish sat down, another gure stood at the podium: Phillip Roland, Mayor of Clewiston, who wanted to revive the Airglades discussion. “I’d like to say one thing about the airport,” began Mayor Roland. “I think that if we check the records, back through 60 years, there has never been a dollar that the county has got from Airglades to spend in Hendry County. It doesn’t happen. All of the money has always had to go back and be spent on Airglades, and that’s not talked about a lot. The last two or three years, I think Hendry County has spent money on Airglades. “I don’t know how much money, but I think there’s been money out of the general fund spent on Airglades and you can’t do that. You just absolutely can’t do it. On the jobs, for the cost of Airglades I think makes sense. If you’re guaranteed jobs over a certain number of years, absolutely! You can give it away and make money for Hendry County through the taxpayers, through jobs, through other avenues.” Chairman Turner responded, easing Mayor Roland’s concerns. “I will make the argument that some of the taxes that we take in for Airglades -I’ve always heard that too Mayor Roland -that no money ever leaves that airport, but that’s not true. The lease payments, some of the ad valorem taxes that are paid to Airglades ... go back into general fund.” Though Airglades was a hot topic for discussion, no action was taken regarding what the nal decision would be. Other matters that were discussed included an offer from the Florida Department of Transportation to landscape S.R. 82, which commissioners voted against as they do not have the resources to maintain new landscaping. Also discussed was an update regarding the implementation of the county’s Information Technology program from the clerk of courts ofce to the board’s control. Mark Lapp, county attorney, updated the commission, stating that an agreement has been reached on how to move forward, with more information coming as the project progresses. Another item brought to Commissioners by Chairman Turner was the idea of a meeting that Tammy Hall, Lee County commissioner, thought would be bene cial to the BOCC. “At last Friday’s County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee [we] got up on a bit of a soap box about some of the issues and the fact that we get beat over the head for not seeing productivity from the district on the Herbert Hoover Dike or the C43 Resevoir,” stated Turner. “We thought it would be a good idea to have a joint meeting between Hendry, Glades and Lee county commissioners.” Commissioners agreed, with Mayor Roland wanting the municipalities of Hendry County to be included. The next BOCC meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on March 26 in LaBelle. BOCCContinued  1

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Apartments 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 RentDoublewide 2br/2ba in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Only $585 monthly. You must be 55 years of age to live in this Adult Community. 863-673-6080 863-673-4325 Mobile HomeSaleCLEWISTON 2 br./2 ba. Unfurnished located in Tropical MHP. Price reduction $9000 or best offer. Call 863-301-3148. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000137 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff -VS.Julio C. Hernandez and Selinda M. Herrera-Hernandez, Husband and Wife; International Fidelity Insurance Company; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000137 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Julio C. Hernandez and Selinda M. Herrera-Hernandez, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, BARBARA S. BUTLER, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on April 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK A, SABAL PALM COURT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 61, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk of Court 437398 CN 3/7,14/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, The Circuit 20 Community Based Care Lead Agency, is seeking an Agency to provide Diversion services throughout Circuit 20 to Families that are considered to be at Low or Moderate Risk. Please nd the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN 12-02) at www.childnetsw .org under “Providers”. All instructions for submission of proposals can be found in this document. 438604 CN 3/14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000966 U.S, Bank, National Association, as Trustee for ABFC 2007-WMC1 Trust Petitioner -VS.Miguel A. Neira and Lorena Neira, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for GP, Money Bank, a Federal Savings Bank; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000966 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for ABFC 2007-WMC1 Trust, Plaintiff and Miguel A. Neira and Lorena Neira, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, BARBARA S. BUTLER, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THEN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT TN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on April 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 64, BLOCK B, SUGARLAND ESTATES ADDITION NO. 1 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 124 AND 125, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk of Court 437400 CN 3/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-13CP PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ELSWORTH SEALES Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate o f Elsworth Seales, deceased, case number 2012-13CP pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Probate Division, the address of which is Hendry County Clerk of Courts, PO Box 1760, Labelle, Florida, 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. Elsworth Seales, deceased, died on 10-28-11, D.O.B.: 10-25-56 and S.S. # xxx xx 4834. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this notice is March 7, 2013. Personal Representative: Thaddeus Seles Attorney for Personal Representative: THE PAIGE LAW FIRM, P.A. D. Riccardo Paige, Sr. 257 MLK Blvd SE Belle Glade, Florida 33430 (561) 996-9255 Fax: (561) 996-9337 Florida Bar No.: 0539406 437623 CN 3/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000740 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -vsSonia Margarita Alvelo a/k/a Sonia M. Alvelo; Unknown Heirs, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors and Trustees of Zoraida Ojeda, Deceased, and all other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against the Named Defendant(s) Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000740 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Sonia Margarita Alvelo a/a/k/a Sonia M. Alvelo are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, BARBARA S. BUTLER, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR. HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11;00 A.M. on April 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 9, WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1 AND 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH TI-TAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1995, MAKE: FLEETCRAFT, VIN#: FLFLS70A 23279SK31 AND VIN#: FLFLS70B23279SK31, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 437582 CN 3/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-163-DR Danilo Caballero, Petitioner and Donna Watt, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Donna Watt Last Known Address: 4302 Martinique Cir. Pompano Beach, FL 33066 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Danilo Caballero whose address is 219 Margaret Street, Clewiston, FL 33440, and le the original with the clerk of this Court before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.437580 CN 2/28;3/7,14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-25 IN RE: CHARLES RONALD REYNOLDS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that a Petition for Summary Administration has been led in the estate of Charles Ronald Reynolds, deceased, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975; that the decedent’s date of death was December 24. 2012; that the total value of the probate estate is $28.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom non exempt property has been assigned by such order are: Thomas Reynolds 401 SE 19th Lane Cape Coral. FL 33990-2240 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this Court, WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTE R THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CREDITORS CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: MARCH 14, 2013. Person Giving Notice: GLENN REYNOLDS and THOMAS REYNOLDS Petitioners 401 SE 19th Lane Cape Coral. FL 33990-2240 438272 CB 3/14,21/2013 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/22/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 Dodge 2B3HD46T6H623028 438236 CN 3/14/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Florida Softball Events, LLC conducting a Athletic Organization business at Labelle, Florida, under the ctitious name of Florida NSA and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Florida Softball Events, LLC Ownership of Florida NSA is as follows:100% Florida Softball Events, LLCIt is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Florida NSA under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Melissa Culbreth DATE: 3/8/2013 438603 CN 3/14/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Florida Softball Events, LLC conducting a Athletic Organization business at Labelle, Florida, under the ctitious name of NSA and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Florida Softball Events, LLC Ownership of NSA is as follows:100% Florida Softball Events, LLCIt is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of NSA under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Melissa Culbreth DATE: 3/8/2013 438602 CN 3/14/2013 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 Busy and exciting events have been happening at Central Elementary. They held their “Wacky Wednesday” to honor Dr. Seuss. Also, author Ann O’Connell-Rust visited the school. McTeacher night at McDonald’s was held on Thursday, March 7. Thank you to parents and staff for making all these events possible! Busy, Fun Week at Central Elementary SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO The Hendry and Glades County Health Departments have a variety of services to offer in the communities of LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven. The three Health Department sites have changed the hours of clinical service. Clinical hours at the three sites are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by or call the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments to meet the staff and to learn about the many services the health department can offer to you and your family. Hendry County Health Departments: LaBelle at 863-674-4041 and Clewiston at 863-983-1408. Glades County Health Department: Moore Haven at 863-946-0707. Service Hours at the Health Departments Bus Drivers WantedHendry County School Board is recruiting substitute bus drivers. If anyone is interested, please contact the Transportation Department at 863-983-1516.Tobacco-Free PartnershipThe Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership will conduct a meeting/training on Wednesday, March 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Clewiston High School, Room 211 (Mrs. Elliott’s Room). Business will consist of a Tobacco Policy review, SWAT updates, overview of tobacco goals, a tobacco cessation class update, and a workshop on Employer Cessation bene ts. For more information, please contact Valarie James at 863-674-4041 ext. 128 or e-mail her at valarie_james@doh.state. .us. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 2148 2009 1364432-A0001180100 Jivani Amirbano L/E The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4755 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437443 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1826 2009 1254432-A0002660000 Florence Mcllvaine The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4955 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437440 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013CP18 IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANKLIN LINN SHAW Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANKLIN LINN SHAW, deceased, whose date of death was November 15, 2012; File Number 2013CP18, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: March 14, 2013. DEBRA ANN WOODARD Personal Representative 4193 Tanglewood Lane LaBelle, FL 33935 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS • ALVAREZ • DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 438171 CN 3/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000381 ML BANK & TRUST, Plaintiff, VS. SYLVIA EDMONDSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SYLVIA EDMONDSON LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4024 S Edgewater Circle Labelle, FL 33935 CURRENT ADDRESS: 56 Montague Crescent Northampton, England NN5 7RH Labelle, FL 33935 KEITH VINCENT EDMONDSON LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4024 S Edgewater Circle Labelle, FL 33935 CURRENT ADDRESS: 56 Montague Crescent Northampton, England, NN5 7RH Labelle, FL 33935 ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HENDRY County, Florida: LOT 9, BLOCK 2168, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, PL., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 1st day of March, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P,L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 CENDANT-CONY--cpadilla-Team 4 F11040607-F11040607**See Americans with Disabilities Act-In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 438073 CN 3/7,14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-DR-011 In re: Marriage of: WADE PATRICK TABOR Petitioner A nd LUCINDA SUE PALMER Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LUCINDA SUE PALMER Last known domicile or residence: RADCLIFF, KENTUCKY YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for uncontested dissolution of marriage has been led against you in this action pending in Glades County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses or answer if any, on Petitioners attorney: JOHN R. COOK P.A. PO Box 515 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Within thirty (30) days of rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, PO Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief sought in the petition. FIRST PUBLICATION the 28th day of February, 2013. John R. Cook PO Box 515 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 467-0297 Florida Bar 0262951IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING A T THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, 1700 MONROE ST., FT. MYERS, FLORIDA 33901 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, DIAL 711. 437334 CN 3/7,14,21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2008-CA-17 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated March 5, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-17 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sandra H. Brown, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF T HE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, A T 11:00 on April 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN RIVER GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SANDRA H. BROWN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk of Court 438616 CN 3/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-000474-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. MARCOS J. STROUD; AMANDA N. STROUD; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; HENDRY COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARCOS J. STROUD 4010 E PALOMAR CIRCLE LABELLE, FL 33935 OR 3753 HANOVER ST. FORT MYERS, FL 33901 OR 7925 PRESERVE CIR., APT 332 NAPLES, FL 34119 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: Lot 6, Block 2164, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, as per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Alexander J. Fumagali, Butler & Hosch, PA., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 1st day of March, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 438072 CN 3/14,21/2013 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6pm at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following positions, Engineer, Manager, Mechanic and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 438601 CN 3/14/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Andrea Williams conducting a Bail Bonds business at 210 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of A & B Bail Bonds Enterprises and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Andrea Williams Ownership of A & B Bail Bonds Enterprises is as follows: Andrea Williams It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of A & B Bail Bonds Enterprises under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Andrea Williams DATE: Feb. 13, 2013 PO Box 3337 Clewiston, FL 33440 438124 CN 3/14/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENT TO DESIGNATE POSITION FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT SERVICE CLASS Take notice that the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will consider designating the position of Information Technology Director for Hendry County for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class within the Florida Retirement System under the provisions of Section 121.055, Florida Statutes, at its regularly scheduled meeting, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 438079 CN/CB 3/7,14/2013 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 1913 2009 1274432-A0000200000 Antonio H. Beltran Est. & Janie J. Beltran The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 803 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437461 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE SUPERVISORS OF GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD A MEETING OF THE SUPERVISORS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M., OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE, AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 437460 CN 3/14/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITIES RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting March 19, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board 438607 CN/CB 3/14/2013 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: 2013 Driveway Apron Construction and Rehabilitation Project, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled 2013 Driveway Apron Construction and Rehabilitation Project. The work consists of installing approximately 1,290 square yards of one inch (1”) AP-9.5 asphalt overlay, and construction of another 980 square yards of driveway aprons consisting of a minimum of one and onehalf inch (1-1/2”) asphaltic concrete of FDOT type S-III and a six inch (6”) limerock base. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $20.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Clewiston, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida. The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston 438588 CN 3/14/2013 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 2147 2009 1364432-A0001170100 McKay Properties, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 4789, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437439 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY OVERHEAD ROADWAY LIGHTING CONSTRUCTION ON SR 80 AT COLLINGSWOOD PARKWAY AND FORREY DRIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT NUMBER: 416230-1-58/68-01 BID NO. 2013-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Overhead Roadway Lighting Construction on SR 80 at Collingswood Parkway and Forrey Drive. Firms pr operly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. 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 2:00 p.m. on March 21, 2013, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), PO Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. 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 436898 CN/CB 2/21,28;3/7,14/2013 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. y How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y 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.

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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 1827 2009 1254432-A0002660100 Florence Mcllvaine The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4968 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437445 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1902 2009 1264432-A0002670100 Jorge A. Lopez The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof and subject to a canal easement over and across the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 496 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437457 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00A.M. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L45-R0 Guardrail repair and replacement Glades & Hendry Budget Estimate: $110,000.00 E1L46 Performance based storm water pond Manatee & Sarasota -Budget Estimate: $270,000.00 E1M47-R0 Pipe desilting, video inspection and repair Highlands & Okeechobee Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 E1M48-R0 Herbicide application Highlands Budget Estimate: $33,000.00 E1M49-R0 Routine maintenance of traf c Hardee, Desoto, Manatee and Sarasota Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 E1M50-R0 Misc. concrete and side drain repair Desoto, Hardee, Manatee & Sarasota -Budget Estimate: $200,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 438352 CN/CB 3/14/2013 Legal Notice Notice of Special Election Notice is hereby given that the City of South Bay, Florida, will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing two Commissioners to ll the unexpired terms of two Commissioners. There will be one Commissioner elected representing seat “4” and one Commissioner elected representing seat “5”. Candidates must be a resident and quali ed elector of the City of South Bay. The Candidates elected will serve until the term expires or until the suspended Commissioner is reinstated by the Governor of the State of Florida. The rst day for qualifying begins March 26, 2013, at noon, and the nal day for qualifying is April 09, 2013, at noon. Candidates must le in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida, during regular of ce hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) until said date and time. Each Candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large. City of South Bay Jessica Figueroa City Clerk 437818 CN 3/7,14/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE LABELLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be a LaBelle Municipal Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, March 20th, 2012 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the LaBelle City Hall, in the Commissioners Chambers, located at 481 West Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tristan Chapman, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 438104 CN 3/7,14/2013 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 1820 2008 1224432-01000800070 Julia Gomez Lot 7, Block 80, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437459 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1831 2008 1224432-01000850060 Angel Manuel Cruz Lot 6, Block 85 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437461 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7 pm at Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. PLEASE NOTICE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR THE YEAR 2013, UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVERTISED. 437424 CN 2/28;3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR FOR A THREE YEAR TERM AND TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THROUGH THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OR OTHERWISE, OF DISTRICT WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 437452 CN 3/7,14/2013 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000539 S-129 AND S-131 TRASH RAKE UPGRADES AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS, GLADES COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 for the S-129 AND S-131 TRASH RAKE UPGRADES AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS, GLADES COUNTY, FL This project includes but shall not be limited to; Demolition work, supply and install automated debris collection system, removal of pump intake bay debris racks, asphaltic road work, rock road work, maintenance dredging, electrical work, supply and install fall protection devices, security fencing, relocation of irrigation pump system and bearing waster lubrication system, replacement of asphalt fuel tanker containment pad, concrete work, supply and install slide gate(s) system, replacement of rain gauge, site improvements to provide site drainage, bank stabilization, replacement of onsite septic tank system and install new septic system. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 AT 10:00 AM, at the District Okeechobee Field Station, 1000 N.E. 40th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For directions call (863) 462-5280. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 438527 CGS 3/14 ON 3/15/2013 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 2116 2009 1364432-A0000020000 Kenneth & Geneve Henry The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4905 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437510 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 2153 2009 1364432-A0001250100 Mitzi S. Crews The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4760 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437450 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 2161 2009 1364432-A0001540000 Luis F. Martinez 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 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3985 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437456 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1869 2009 1264432-A0001500100 Raul J. Carrasquel The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 340 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437455 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1810 2009 1254432-A0002250000 Pedro Angel Crespo Rios The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5002 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437435 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 3135 2008 2024329-670000B0223 Willie Ruth Williams Lot 35, Block B, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437511 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE The public is hereby noti ed that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on March 27, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Clewiston City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Community Development Director 438599 CN 3/14/2013 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 1846 2009 1264432-A0000450100 Luis F. Viera Lourido & Christina A. Delgado The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the South-west one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1014 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437515 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013Driving w/ suspended license Arrested March 8 by Ofc. Chamberlain li c O Santa Anna Rodriquez, 45DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested March 8 by Ofc. Rojas  DUI  A rr e Of c. R oj a Picture Not AvailableEddie Lopez, 23DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested March 3 by Ofc. Garrett Ga Rommie Lee Lane, 54Fraud Arrested March 6 by Ofc. Bozzi O Vernita Lashon Jones, 19Aggravated assault Kidnapping, false imprisonment Battery Arrested March 4 by Ofc. Nieves pr N Javier Crespo, 33Probation violation Arrested March 6 by Sergeant Malley Se Max Jorell Sanchez, 21Aggravated battery Arrested March 7 James Mills, 25Domestic battery by strangulation Arrested March 9 by Deputy Campbell st D Puri cacion Romero, 55Aggravated assault Arrested March 10 by Sergeant Blackman Se Hector Torres, 53Marijuana possession Arrested March 5 by Sergeant Richardson Se Alberto Valdez, 22 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. On Saturday at 12:40 a.m., Edward Bebon, who was travelling south on County Road 78 in a 2004 Mazda Rx8 with two passengers, lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to negotiate the road curving to his left. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, the vehicle entered the grassy shoulder of the road and struck a no passing zone sign. The vehicle then began to rotate counterclockwise and struck a tree with its rear portion. The vehicle didn’t stop there, as it then entered a ditch on the side of the road and caught on re. All three occupants were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital by Hendry County EMS, with Bebon’s injuries being listed as serious and the other two passengers as minor. All are reportedly recovering. One Vehicle Accident; Car Entered Ditch and Caught Fire After assisting a Deputy attempt to stop a eeing vehicle in the residential area of Harlem Gardens, a deputy found that his AR15 and a set of stop sticks were removed from the rear of his vehicle. It was discovered that when the deputy closed the trunk of the vehicle, which contained both the stop stick and AR15, the locking device on the trunk malfunctioned. An extensive search of the Harlem community for both items met with negative results. Anyone with any information regarding this please contact the Hendry County Sheriff’s Ofce at 805-5000 or 674-5600. Stolen AR15 The 12th annual Big “O” Birding Festival continues through Saturday March 16th with the Keynote Dinner presentation by Greg Miller whose birding adventures were featured in the “Big Year” book and movie. Hendry and Glades counties are becoming a mecca for bird watching, with more than 300 species of birds recorded, including Limpkin, Snail Kite, Crested Caracara, Florida Burrowing Owl, Florida Sandhill Crane, Swallow-tailed Kite, Eastern Meadowlark, Bald Eagle and Painted Bunting. Nine GFBWT sites are located within the region, including three Wildlife Management Areas in Hendry County: Spirit-of-the-Wild, Dinner Island Ranch and Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest/WMA. Stormwater Treatment Area #5 (STA 5), Devils Garden Bird Park, Riverside Retreat and Ah-Tah-Thi Ki Museum are also in Hendry County. GFBWT sites in Glades County include Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area’s East & West units. Experience rural Florida’s exceptional wildlife, land and culture on private ranch/farm tours, plus eld trips to GFBWT sites including the Big Cypress Indian Reservation and public lands hotspots. Group sizes are small, and tours are friendly and relaxed. For information go to: www.bigobirdingfestival.com Catch Greg Miller at the Big “O” Birding Festival

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Be The DonkeyBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchA Sunday School teacher asked her students where God lived. After the usual answers of heaven and in my heart, Bobby spoke up and said, “God lives in the bathroom at our house!” “Why the bathroom?” inquired the teacher. “I don’t know,” replied Bobby. “I only know that my Dad gets up every morning and beats on the bathroom door where my sister is taking forever to get ready for school and exclaims, ‘My God, are you still in there?’” Where does God live at your house? Is He on the front porch looking in or locked in the bathroom trying to get out? How close are you to God? I ask these questions because I wonder myself as we approach Easter and the Palm Sunday event. I remember what Corrie Ten Boom shared when asked if it was dif cult remaining humble while hearing so much acclaim about her testimonies of God’s grace in her Nazi concentration camp experiences. She replied immediately, “Young man, when Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on the back of a donkey, and everyone was waving palm branches and throwing garments in the road and singing praises, do you think that for one moment it ever entered the head of that donkey that any of that was for him?” She continued, “If I can be the donkey on which Jesus Christ rides in His glory, I give Him all the praise and all the honor.” I would like to think that I could say the same, but then I start thinking about the guy who gave the donkey for Jesus to ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and what he was thinking. We don’t know his name or what he looks like. We only know that Jesus told His disciples that “If anyone asks you why you are taking the donkeys, say that the Master has need of them, and he will send them at once.” (Matthew 21:3) Did this guy just give his animals to someone in need, or did he know it was Jesus who needed the donkeys? Did he worry about getting the donkeys back? Again, I ask these questions because these are questions that would come to my mind if the donkeys were mine. Realistically, there are times that I want to keep my animals to myself for my own use or for those I know and trust. Sometimes I rationalize not giving by wondering if my giving would really make a difference in the long run. Sometimes I don’t give because I’m not sure what to give or how to give, or I get busy and put things on the back burner. And then there are the times God calls to my heart and I respond, feeling honored that a gift of mine would be used to carry Jesus forward and make a difference in the life of another. The reality is that all of us have a donkey. You and I each have something in our lives which, if given back to God, could move Jesus and His story further down the road. Maybe you could reach out and help a friend or a neighbor, or encourage a child. Maybe you can sing, hug, teach a class, or speak a foreign language. Maybe you can give a cold glass of water to someone who is thirsty. Maybe you can write a check. Whichever you choose, that is your donkey. It could be that God wants to mount your donkey and enter into another place, another situation or another heart. On an even more personal note, like Corrie Ten Boom, you could be the “donkey” on which Christ rides in His glory! 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 2137 2009 1364432+-A0000970100 Rev. Bernard J. Toomey & Mrs. Claussen The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4721 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437449 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 OFFICIAL NOTICEGlades Electric Cooperative Inc. Annual Meeting Saturday, March 16, 2013Lake Placid Middle School The purpose of the meeting is to elect trustees, vote on a proposed bylaw change and hear ocers annual reports. Registration, entertainment and voting will begin at 8 am. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Join us for great entertainment, fun and prizes, including a 2003 Ford F150 4x4 extended Cab for one lucky member. Plan now to attend! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 Religion Column John Hicks Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 11.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 8.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “Relief at the pump has continued for motorists in a majority of the United States during the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “I would caution motorists, however, not to sound the all clear. Re neries will be continuing their switch over to cleaner burning gasoline, and there certainly is the possibility that one mishap could send prices racing higher, much to the disappointment of motorists nationwide,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update “Young man, when Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on the back of a donkey, and everyone was waving palm branches and throwing garments in the road and singing praises, do you think that for one moment it ever entered the head of that donkey that any of that was for him?”— Corrie Ten Boom

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In spite of the competition, Thompson bonded with what became her three poetry pals and realized one of the many key lessons taught at Clewiston High School. “The best thing about this weekend was none of us saw each other as competitors. We all tried to help each other out. We were all friends,” she said. “It felt less like a competition against each other and more like a competition against ourselves.” Compete Thompson did, however. She recited rst “Serenade” by Mary Weston Fordham. At 18 lines, it was her shortest poem and offered a simple scheme and simple memorization. Her successful recital earned her a spot in the second round, whittled down to 25. Thompson tackled the free verse “Poem with One Fact,” by Donald Hall, next. “It was my favorite of the three [I recited],” she said. “It had several moods I could expand on, humorous moments and serious, almost accusatory moments that made it satirical.” Thompson and her friends retired to the Green Room after their recitals. It was there that contestants congregated to wait anxiously for their turns. This time Thompson and her friends wanted to see who made the Top Ten. “We were very tense and holding each other’s hands,” she recalled. “All my friends but one made it into the Top Ten.” Her successful rendition notched a secondplace nish among the 25 and launched her into the nal round of Ten. Thompson turned to “Russell Market” by Maurya Simon to make it to the next level. It’s a 24-line, six stanza contemporary free verse poem. “It takes place at a market in India and uses lots of imagery,” Thompson said. “The author sees themes throughout the marketplace and questions her place in the world.” Thompson and her friends waxed poetic themselves during Poetry Out Loud, naming various areas of the auditorium of the Florida Historical Museum, home to the secretary of state’s of ces. They called one wall the contestants leaned against or stood by the “Weeping Wall”, a partition that separated the waiting room from the stage. Everyone who stood by it looked distressed and murmured as if in prayer. The amateur poets named the corridor that led from the Green Room to the stage “Death Row” because they walked through it to their metaphorical slaughter onstage. Thompson’s success has once more put Clewiston in the spotlight and drawn rave reviews by those who taught and encouraged her. “I had her in the 8th grade, and I have her as a senior. She’s brilliant, and I’m very proud of her,” said English Department Chair Dr. Marc Waddell. “She’s very hard working, and she’s an excellent writer, thinker, and speaker. She does it all in class.” Waddell could not go to Tallahassee because he has been battling an illness. English Teacher Nikki Bratt made the six-hour drive up U.S. 27, I-75, and I-10 to Tallahassee, and she quickly bonded with her young charge. “We talked all the way,” said Bratt, who teaches honors classes and was the accuracy judge for the school-wide Poetry Out Loud event. “I was honored to go. Jazmine was amazing.” For Thompson, the experience was amazing, and one that she will not soon forget. She even wrote a poem on the trip. “I was very proud and happy with my performance,” she said. “This weekend was phenomenal. This weekend was everything. I’d never give it up for the world. Even now, I’m still all aglow.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 14, 2013 POETRYContinued  1 PHOTO / TIMOTHY SAENZSenior Jazmine Thompson and English Teacher Nikki Bratt. I would like to follow up the great article that the paper had about the Clewiston Band program on March 7. I would like to give many thanks to Ms. Wilson and Ms. Cohowcz. They have done a lot with both band programs in these short months. The many road blocks have not made it easy. This town wants a music program like we had in the past. It was nice to go to the football games and have our band perform half time shows. Unfortunately the main road block is the buses. The directors are continually having dif culty get a bus or two to show up on time or even show up. There is always a problem with the paper work or they don’t have a driver or if the director has drivers then there is no bus. This is not because the directors at the last minute say they need a bus. The directors are following the procedures required by the bus barn. I witnessed this rst hand on a trip with the middle school band. The director requested two buses only one showed up. Try tting 46 kids, 6 chaperones, the band director and instruments on one bus. This is not only uncomfortable but is unsafe. After and a lot of phone calls another bus nally showed up by this time they were leaving an hour behind schedule. This is unacceptable. This is just one of many situations with buses that the programs have had to overcome this year. I would like to also address The High School Band room. I know there has not been a band program in a while but the school has let the band room go. It has a major bug and rodent infestation. You can only use one side of the building. You can’t set anything on the oor with out having something crawl on it. Our children are being taught in this. This is only a small part of the problems in the high school band room that needs to be addressing. I still can’t believe that the school board nds this exceptional for our kids. I’m hoping these problems are address for the future. I hate to loose these two very talented Directors because our school board can’t get it together.Signed, a very concerned parent. 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www.countryclubcharters.com 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions March 2013 Area festivals and special events... O k e e c h o b e e C o u n t y F a i r Okeechobee County FairOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee County Fair is underway through March 17, at the Agri-Civic Center Fairgrounds, with entrance on State Road 710. The fair includes a carnival midway, livestock shows, cooking competitions, fruit and vegetable competitions, sewing and arts and crafts competitions and more. There is even a Lego building competition and a Duct tape creations event. The Okeechobee 4-H and FFA Livestock Show will be during the fair with the sale on Saturday, March 16. Fairgrounds opens at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at noon Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment includes a petting zoo, Okeechobee Idol contest, racing pigs, horse shows, a strongman contest and more. B i g O B i r d i n g F e s t i v a l Big O Birding FestivalLABELLE—The Big O Birding Festival, the largest bird-themed event in South Central Florida, is underway through March 16. The event has a registration “roost” at the Port LaBelle Inn o State Road 80 in LaBelle. From there, visitors explore Hendry and Glades Counties, which are home to more than 400 species of birds, including Wood Storks, Everglades Snail Kites, Limpkins, Painted Buntings, and others who reside in the area from October through April as well as species that live in Florida year round. The festival o ers exclusive bird tours led by prestigious experts, workshops with a prestigious bird photographer, birding activities, meals and transportation to and from birding sites. For more information, go to BigOBirdingFestival.com or call 863-675-0125. M e g a c o n MegaconORLANDO—MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, science ction, fantasy, gaming and multimedia event in the southeastern United States, will take place March 15–17, at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Dr. in Orlando. The annual event attracts around 50,000 visitors—many of them come dressed as a favorite character from a comic book, movie or video game. For more information, go to megaconvention.com. S i l v e r P a l m s R V R e s o r t C l a s s i c C a r S h o w Silver Palms RV Resort Classic Car ShowOKEECHOBEE—The Sliver Palms RV Resort, 4143 HWY 441 S. in Okeechobee, will host its rst Classic car show on Saturday, March 16. Registration at 10 a.m. Judging will be from noon to 3 p.m. Awards will be at 3:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors Project. For more information, contact Butch at 307-743-1969 or Jim at209-601-2000. J u n i o r C y p r e s s A n n u a l C a t t l e D r i v e a n d R o d e o Junior Cypress Annual Cattle Drive and RodeoBIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION—The annual Junior Cypress Cattle Drive, planned for March 23, is a recreation of historic Florida cattle drives. Natives often bartered cattle with immigrants, and they traded cattle with Spaniards as far back as the 1600s. “We wanted to hold some event that would make people remember the impact Junior Cypress had on the tribe,” Paul Bowers, Former Board Representative said in explaining the symbolic drive. “This annual cattle drive was started in memory of my uncle, Junior Cypress,” said Former Tribal Chairman Mitchell Cypress. “Cattle ranching was his business 24 hours a day. When I think of him, I see him on the back of a horse with his hat pulled down, sheltering his eyes from the sun or driving around the Rez with a pickup truck load of kids, heading for the cow pens or the swimming hole. Big Cypress Indian Reservation is located between Ft. Lauderale and Naples. Take 1-75 to exit 49 north. For more information, go to oridaseminoletourism.com. 1 0 10 t h th A n n u a l L O S T B i k e R i d e Annual LOST Bike RideOKEECHOBEE—Rotary’s 10th Annual L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) Bike Ride will be on April 20, starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk, there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a worldwide destination for bird watching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and much more. Also, there is a BBQ meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a ra e with a ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information, email OkeechobeeRotary@live. com or call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573.On the coverAn angler in an FLW tournament on Lake Okeechobee is shown in the cover photo by Shane Baker. FLW Outdoors (named for Forrest L. Wood) is a tournament shing organization that provides shing resources and entertainment to anglers, sponsors, fans and host communities. For more on FLW, go to woutdoors.com. B a l l o o n s O v e r P a r a d i s e Balloons Over ParadiseIMMOKALEE—Seminole Casino Immokalee will bring its 2nd Annual “Balloons Over Paradise” Festival to the Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch Immokalee on April 20-21, starting at 6 a.m. daily. This celebration of ight features more than 40 custom hot air balloons and plenty of fun for the whole family including tethered balloon rides, live music by award-winning performers, food vendors, art showcase, children’s activities, carnival games, acrobatic kite demonstrations, classic car show, demonstrations by agility dogs and more. Admission is free to the all-ages festival. The Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch is located at 1195 SR 29 in Immokalee. The colorful balloons kick o each morning with an illuminated light show to orchestral music. Festival goers can walk among the balloons as they in ate for a mass ascension into the sky. Specialty balloons include Sugar Bear, Ella “phant” and a ying globe. Attendees will enjoy a great lineup of activities, all to the sounds of a variety of bands. On Saturday, April 20, pop-rocker Eddie Money will perform his greatest hits. During the late ’70s, Money had a handful of album rock hits and wound up crossing over into the Top 40 with songs like “Baby Hold On” and “Maybe I’m a Fool.” During the early ’80s, he began to make funny narrative videos, which became staples on early MTV and made “Shakin” and “Think I’m in Love” hits. 1986s Can’t Hold Back featured the hit “Take Me Home Tonight” and “I Wanna Go Back,” making the album a Top 10 smash. In 1988, Money followed the album with Nothing to Lose, which featured the Top 10 “Walk on Water.” Two years later, “Peace in Our Time,” taken from the 1989 Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money, reached No. 11. Children will join in on the fun with storytelling, bounce houses and a climbing wall. Food vendors will be on hand with Amish donuts, kettle corn, crepes and great grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage. Attendees will also enjoy funnel cakes, cotton candy and other treats. Parking is free. Pets and coolers are not permitted. 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4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions March 2013 T h e f i s h i n g i s g o o d o n L a k e O k e e c h o b e e The fishing is good on Lake OkeechobeeBy Eric KoppIf Lake Okeechobee could talk she would likely quote Mark Twain and say: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” In recent years the Big ‘O’ has been through periods of exceedingly high water, droughts and at least three major hurricanes. And it was thought those anomalies, along with increased shing pressure, had killed o the lake’s largemouth bass and black crappie populations. But, with a little help from her friends, the lake is on her way back to being one of the top angling lakes in the nation. “The lake looks as good as it’s been in 15 to 20 years, ecologically,” said Don Fox, a biologist who heads up the Florida Wildlife and Freshwater Fish Commission’s (FWC) o ce in Okeechobee. “It’s still turbid out there, but it’s getting better. I’m very optimistic. We’re turning the corner.” And, he added, the shery is living proof that the lake is healing. Fox said the black crappie (speck) population is rebuilding and he described the largemouth bass population as “fantastic.” He went on to say the bluegill and shellcracker shery has rebounded and is “as good as they’ve ever been.” “There’s lots of small forage out there. We had a good forage base out there along the shoreline,” he said, in reference to the pan sh populations. As for the bass shery, for which Lake Okeechobee has often been referred to as one of the best in the nation, FWC sheries biologist Alyssa Jordan said electro shing studies done in October of last year indicated the popular game sh has a bright future. “We’ve found in terms of bass, the population seems about the same as in the last couple of years. They (the sh) are running a bit bigger, but we also h ave a lot of bass in the 10 to 18 centimeter range which is good for the future,” she said. She said last year’s data peak for bass was 26-30 centimeters, while this year’s peak is at 30 to 32 centimeters. A 26-centimeter sh would be approximately 10.2 inches in length, while a sh 32 centimeters long is about 12.6 inches in length. Some of the better areas for bass around the north end of the lake h ave been Little Grassy and Eagle Bay islands. “They were doing pretty good in the Indian Prairie area also,” added Jordan. Around the south end of the lake, she said her sampling has shown that bass seem to like cattails. In the Observation Shoal area, she’s found bigger bass like to hang around “little points of vegetation.” In regard to the speck population, Jordan said she did a lake-wide shocking in December of 2012 and “found a pretty big jump” in the numbers of sh. Although a lot of the sh were small, she said the amount of sh shocked was almost triple that of the year before. “Quite a few of them were fairly young, which was good. Size-wise, it’s probably pretty similar but with a few more big sh,” she added. Jordan explained that in last year’s project she got 516 sh in 540 minutes of sampling, which comes out to .96 sh per minute. This year, she said they got 2.51 sh per minute and had a larger group of 8to 10-inch sh. As for big papermouths, she said January of this year saw a lot of really large specks being caught. “Larger than normal,” she continued. “Some of them were the biggest I’ve seen. Still, the population is not where it used to be, by any means. But it seems to be coming back.” The larger specks and the rebounding of their population is due, in part, to good forage. Jordan said her studies have shown a spike in both thread n and gizzard shad.Jordan said her samplings h ave also indicated that the pan sh population is doing well. She said she’s been getting about 1.5 sh per minute while electro shing, with quite a few big sh. The majority of the bluegill are running 7 to 8 inches in length. “We had quite a few in that range, but we de nitely had quite a few of the larger ones,” she said. Speaking of larger, Jordan said while the numbers of redears aren’t as good as the bluegill, they do appear to be doing better than they were. She said she’s been getting a lot in the 7to 8-inch range, but have had some of the feisty pan sh topping 9 inches in length. While Jordan has been using electricity to catch sh, the ordinary angler isn’t allowed to do that. FWC wildlife o cer tend to frown on that. So, just where can shermen nd their favorite species and what types of baits are working? Cory Lee, another sheries biologist with FWC deals with creels and A n g l e r s b i o l o g i s t s a g r e e — t h e B i g ‘ O ’ i s b a c k Anglers, biologists agree—the Big ‘O’ is back!indicated that shing, overall, is good. The bass shing has begun to really pick up and their population has rebounded well. “The 2007-08 drought really decimated the bass and crappie populations. There was no place to reproduce,” he said. But, as Jordan’s shocking study has indicated, those two species are again causing a lot of excitement for anglers. “The lake is just chock full of sh right now,” said Lee. Around the north end of the lake, he said, the shing has been very good around King’s Bar and Little Grassy. Area shing guides, using wild shiners for bait, h ave caught quite a few largemouths 8 pounds and over this year. Along the east side, he said the J&S area is holding a lot sh but there isn’t much size to them. “We saw a lot of numbers, but not Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “The lake looks as good as it’s been in 15 to 20 years, ecologically.”Don Fox, FWC biologist Photo by U.S. Army Corps of EngineersThe Lake Okeechobee sheries are in good shape, according to the Florida Wildlife Commission. 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5 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions March 2013 a ton of size. We saw a lot of 2 to 4 pounders but nothing huge,” he said of recent samplings at J&S. On the south end, the South Bay area has been producing sh around the tips of the islands and bass are being caught at Boy Scout Cut. Around Clewiston, he said a lot of 6and 7-pound sh are being caught in the West Wall area. However, he cautioned, this can be a rough area to sh when the wind shifts and blows directly into it. Coming on around the lake, Lee said the Fisheating Bay area is “a really good area” for bass. As for arti cial baits, Lee said some anglers h ave t old him they’re catching bass on spinnerbaits. But, he added, most are catching sh on jigs tipped with a crawdad. “That can be moved slowly, especially in the cooler water,” he o ered. The recent cold weather has created a shing bonanza for speck anglers, said Lee. Both live minnows and jigs h ave been producing a lot of limits in the Kissimmee River. He said some are also being caught on grass shrimp. During a recent shocking of the J&S area, Lee said a lot of 11to 13-inch crappie were found. Around the Belle Glade area, speck anglers are doing very well in the Rim Canal. “I’ve been hearing reports of 15inch crappie there,” he said. The Clewiston area, he said, does all right but it doesn’t get as much shing pressure by speck anglers as other portions of the big lake. Although a few bluegill and shellANGLERSContinued From Page 4Photo by Rob Newell/ FLWFLW tournament anglers have caught plenty of bass this year in Lake Okeechobee.cracker are being caught, Lee said it will likely be the end of March or the beginning of April before they really get active. Lee said he has seen quite a few bluegill in the shallower areas of Fisheating Bay and the western marsh. “Once you get past the cattails and get to the sandy bottom areas you’ll nd them,” he o ered, adding that some are being caught there now on grass shrimp. We also contacted area guides and sh camps to see if they would be willing to divulge even more information into where sh can be found, as well as the hottest baits. And, here’s what they had to say.OKEECHOBEEOkeechobee guide Larry Wright said the recent cold snaps h ave caused the bass shing to cool down, but the speck shing has been hotter than a late August day in South Florida. “The shing is fantastic, as long as the weather stays warm,” he said of the bass angling outlook. “When it warms up, the sh act like it’s summertime.” Around the Okeechobee area he said a lot of bass are being caught on a mouse-colored spinnerbait in The Pass, and on Little Grassy and the southwest side of King’s Bar. Another good producing bait has been a white Big EZ made by Gambler Worms. Elsewhere, some good sh are being caught in the Henry Creek area on soft plastic swim baits as well as blue/ silver chug baits. “They’re behind the cattail wall, up close to the dike,” he o ered, adding that the shing here slows dramatically when strong winds blow into the area. In the North Shore area, Wright said anglers h ave been successful chunking a watermelon/red Speed Worm and retrieving it slowly and just beneath the surface. But if you’re strictly hunting for lunker largemouths, wild shiners are the way to go. Wright explained that when the water is cold set the shiner about 5 feet deep. When the water warms, bring them up to a depth of about 3 feet. As for papermouths, Wright said they “are running really big.” “There are a lot of good ones being caught on minnows at night, and on jigs,” he said. The most popular jig is simply known a #17C in white. Pink, he added, runs second. When it comes to bluegill and shellcrackers, Wright said he’s been seeing them in the boat trails from Third Point out to the Indian Prairie Canal.BELLE GLADEWhen asked about the bass shing, Pat Stevens at Slim’s Fish Camp simply said “everybody’s bangin’ them!” He went on to say anglers competing in recent tournaments have been weighing in stringers nearing the 30-pound mark. Winners in two recent cast-for-cash events weighed in ve sh limits topping the 29-pound mark. And, he added, both stringers were caught in the same area. Stevens said the hottest bassin’ areas h ave been Pelican Bay, East Wall and the west side of Ritta Island. If you’re planning on dunkin’ a wild shiner, he suggested shing the Barge Canal or Long Point areas. Two of the better producing arti cial baits h ave been white spinnerbaits with gold willowleaf blades, and Gambler’s Big EZ soft plastic swim bait. The top colors for the Big EZ h ave been copper eld, watermelon/red and the 49er. When skies are cloudy, Stevens suggested switching to a black/blue Big EZ. Also producing sh is the topwater angler’s favorite standby lure—a white ash Zara Spook. Stevens also suggested ipping or pitching a black or brown jig, tipped with See Anglers — Page 6

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Want to skim through the marsh in an airboat, glide down the river in a canoe, take a nature tour on a pontoon boat or bounce around the lake on a Jet Ski? The Lake Okeechobee area o ers plenty of opportunities for all kinds of boating fun. Don’t have your own boat? No problem. There are charter boats and rental boats available all around the lake. Most bait shops h ave inf ormation on how to charter a shing trip or boat ride or rent a boat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has an online “boat ramp nder” at their website http://myfwc.com/boating. Like the wind in your hair? An airboat ride may be for you. Airboats are designed to travel through areas that are too shallow or too clogged with vegetation for traditional boats to navigate. Riders sit up high, giving you an excellent view of the lake and the lake area wildlife ... without getting “too” close. The view will depend on what time of year and what time of day you go out. Area airboat tour guides can help you choose a trip that is perfect for your family. Are you ready for a unique wilderness kayak and canoe experience? Try a canoe trip on Fisheating Creek. The creek is the only free owing tributary that runs into Lake Okeechobee. While paddling the entire 52-mile distance to the lake isn’t possible, the Fisheating Creek Outpost o ers two trip options. Burnt Bridge has a put-in located 8 miles upstream from the campground. Ingram Crossing is 16 miles upstream and recommended for advanced paddlers or for those looking for an overnight trip. If you own your own boat and want a transport to Burnt Bridge or Ingram Crossing, the Outpost can shuttle you and your boats. The Outpost also has canoes and kayaks available for rent. Fisheating Creek is narrow for much of the distance. Banks are surrounded by towering cypress trees, wonderful for providing shade on hot summer days. Alligators and turtles are a common sight, as are Great Blue Heron, egrets, ibis, hawks and many more species of birds. Keep a sharp lookout—you might spot a wild hog, turkey or deer along the waters edge. During the fall you’re likely to see thousands of colorful butter ies. There are plenty of pan sh for the anglers in your group. The clean tanninstained water ranges from a golden to deep brown depending upon time of year and your viewing angle. The water gets its color from decaying plant matter. Sit back and enjoy listening to birds singing and watch the re ections of clouds and trees as you drift through cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks along Fisheating Creek. For more information, go to sheatingcreekoutpost. com.Basic rules while paddling:• It is Florida state law that a child under the age of six must wear a U.S.C.G. approved Type I, II, or III personal otation device while onboard a vessel under 26 feet in length while the vessel is underway. This includes canoes and kayaks. • Bring plenty of water or other drinks in non-disposable containers. • Don’t litter—take a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash. If you see trash while paddling, kindly pick it up. • It is always a good idea for safety to let someone know where you are paddling and when you expect to return. You can download a oat plan at MyFWC.com. Opportunities abound for boating fun 6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions March 2013 either a Little Swimmer or Creature Bait. Much like the north end of the big lake, Stevens said a lot of the slabsides being caught are “huge!” He said anglers are getting sh topping the 15inch mark around Tree Island, House Boat Cut and in the Rim Canal. If shing in the daytime, he suggested using a jig while nighttime anglers are having the best luck using live minnows. Stevens said the bluegill really aren’t showing up much yet, but expects that shing to get hot and heavy later in March and around the rst of April. Unlike the bluegill shing, Stevens said pan sh anglers are already catching shellcrackers on red worms. He said they’re shing 4to 5-feet deep around the Airport Hole and the Dynamite Hole. “And they’re bigger than usual—like over a pound,” he added.CLEWISTONCaptain Mike Balon, shing out of Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina, said the cold winter temperatures and blustery winds h ave slowed the bass shing somewhat in that area. He described it as fair, even though he had just come o the water with his guide party who had just boated a bucketmouth that topped the 7-pound mark. Arti cial bait shermen having the most success are pitching 3/4-ounce black/blue jigs into cover that are tipped with a blue crawdad or twin-tailed grub trailer. White spinnerbaits with gold blades are also producing sh, while chrome/blue rattlin’ crankbaits are also putting bass in the boat. The hottest areas, he said, h ave been Ritta Island, the East Wall and the West Wall. Unlike Belle Glade and Okeechobee, Balon said the speck shing “has not been real good.” He suggested using either live minnows, or a green or chartreuse jig in the Rim Canal or around Horse Island. So, even though we’ve covered a lot of water and talked to di erent anglers, we’ve learned sh are being caught on a variety of baits and in several di erent areas. And despite the di erences in areas and baits there’s still one common denominator—the Big ‘O’ is back. Regardless of what species you prefer, these anglers and biologists all agree there are some real tackle testers lurking in the blackwater con nes of Lake Okeechobee. So, with that in mind, what are you doing sitting there? Go shing! ANGLERSContinued From Page 5

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7 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions March 2013 2012 / 2013 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade THE LAND OF OZ AROUND THE WORLDBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. TEXAS MISSISSIPPI 2013-2014 SNEAK PEEK!All dates, artists and programs subject to change. Atlantic City Boys Golden Dragon Acrobats Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre in GiselleŽ Rhythm of the Dance The Aluminum Show The Doo-Wah Riders Flipside: The Patti Page Story Hair I Wish for all Time Celebrating the Genius of Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder FWC offers license-free fishing days in April & JuneWith more than 3 million anglers in the state, it is likely you either know someone who shes, or you are someone who shes. Either way, Florida’s license-free shing days are the perfect venue to try your hand or introduce a friend to some of the nest shing in the world. During its Feb. 13 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) selected Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, Sept. 1, as the 2013 saltwater license-free shing days. On these days, the requirement to h ave a recreational shing license is waived for Florida’s residents and visitors while they are saltwater shing. The FWC o ers four license-free shing days a year: two saltwater and two freshwater. While the Commission selects new saltwater license-free shing days on an annual basis, freshwater license-free shing days are set to the rst Saturday in April and the second Saturday in June. This year’s freshwater license-free shing days are Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, June 8. Use these days to catch the big one and get rewarded for it. Sign up for an FWC freshwater angler recognition program in advance at www.TrophyCatchFlorida.com and you will be entered into a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. If you catch, photograph and release a largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds, you’ll be eligible for great rewards or certi cates for catching qualifying freshwater sh from among 33 exciting species in the program. The FWC will honor license-free freshwater shing days as a legal exemption for sh caught on these dates. To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC plans these dates around holiday weekends and national events. This year’s June 1 saltwater and the June 8 freshwater license-free days are during National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by signi cant national media coverage and public events, this week promotes boating and shing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities. In 2012, 37 states had at least one license-free shing day during this annual event. The Sept. 1 saltwater license-free day falls on Labor Day weekend, when many families will be out on the water, enjoying one of the last big shing weekends of summer. The ever-popular bay scallop season is also open to harvest on this date. License-free days not only introduce new anglers to the lifetime sport of shing, they also economically bene t the state as those 3 million anglers cited by the American Sport shing Association’s “Sport shing in America” report, shop at tackle stores, purchase boat fuel and bait and travel to their favorite shing hole. Some of this money even nds its way back to the FWC via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program speci cally to create more shing and boating opportunities. Go ahead and plan your shing experience in advance. Ask friends to show you their favorite shing spot. Get out the shing poles for the kids (children under 16 are not required to h ave a shing license year-round). Get ready to get into shing in 2013. But don’t forget, all other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing to learn more about saltwater and freshwater shing in Florida – from current regulations to shing hotspots. Photo by Rob Newell/ FLWLake Okeechobee is popular with tournament shermen and with those who just enjoy a Saturday on the lake.

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Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. the shows start promptly, so please arrive 30 minutes in advance to be seated before the show starts. For tickets or more information, call 863-6753066 or email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com. T h e O d d C o u p l e The Odd CoupleOKEECHOBEE— Okeechobee Community Theatre wraps up its 34th year with a performance of “The Odd Couple,” March 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on Southwest Second Street (behind Golden Corral Restaurant.) Felix Unger is a neat, tidy health nut whose wife has thrown him out. Desperate for a place to live, he moves in with his divorced long-time friend, Oscar Madison. Oscar is sloppy and disorganized, and living on a fast-food diet. Inevitably the polaropposite lifestyles clash, with hilarious results. The play, by Neil Simon, is perhaps the most successful comedy in Broadway history, becoming a hit motion picture and a long-running spin-o TV series. For reserved seat ticket information, call 863-763-1307. B i l o x i B l u e s Biloxi BluesBELLE GLADE—Rena Shagan and Montana Reperatory Theatre’s “Biloxi Blues” will be at the Dolly Hand Performing Arts Center in Belle Glade on Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Winner of the Tony award for Best Play, Neil Simon’s 25th play to reach Broadway follows the hilarious Eugene Jerome and his antics as he navigates his basic military training to serve in World War II. Considered one of Simon’s best plays, it’s non-stop laughs with a little worldly wisdom that can only be served up by one of America’s master playwrights. Stay after the show to hear from the actors and voice your thoughts during the post-performance talk-back! The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160. J a z z & B l u e s F e s t i v a l Jazz & Blues FestivalFORT PIERCE—Squeezing every drop of delicious music out of a note is what they do best at Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society, so it’s no small wonder that, like a burgeoning giant, the nonpro t Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society has grown to present its upcoming First Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Festival. Society Board Members and President Don Bestor, Jr., h ave pr omised eight straight days of marvelous, mind-blowing Jazz and Blues performances, March 22 through March 29. A special preview night begins Friday, March 22, at Art Mundo Studios, 111 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce, called “Support the Arts, Enjoy the Grape”, featuring a live paintingin-progress exhibition, jazz, snacks and cocktails from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Studio Director, Holly Theuns at 772-776-0021. Saturday, March 23, the Jazz & Blues Society will present Live Jazz at the annual Sandy Shoes Festival on the waterfront at Veterans Memorial Park. Sunday, March 24, features the popular Waterside Blues Concert Series, 1-5 p.m. on the waterfront at Marina Square featuring the “infamous and hilarious Party Dogs” and The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society’s Jazz Ensemble. Music, food, refreshments and arts and crafts vendors all will be there. Admission is free. Bring your chairs and enjoy the show. The Heart of the Jazz & Blues Festival is a series of ve, free, midday concerts, Monday through Friday, March 25 thru 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the waterfront across from the Main Library. The Festival’s nale, a celebration of America’s original art forms, Jazz and Blues, will be a grand show Friday evening March 29, in the Sunrise Theatre Black Box, featuring the infectious “Doc Grober and the Mudcats.” Tickets are available at the Sunrise Theatre Box O ce at 772-4614775 or www.sunrisetheatre.com. T a p TapBELLE GLADE—Matt Davenport and ECE Touring’s “TAP: The Show” will be at the Dolly Hand Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. Celebrating the artistry of tap dance from around the world, this show is a non-stop explosion of rhythmic energy. Wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a soaring orchestral score, the cast of award-winning dancers and singers travel seamlessly through decades of styles from Broadway and big-band, to world music and pop-rock. Enjoy dance numbers from Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, the precision of Irish step and look to the future of tap with street performers. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information, call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.