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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 03-21-2013
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General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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*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 E S M P A P V. N SEE MANAGER  20 SEE DROWNING  20 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comClewiston citizens packed into city hall on March 18 for the city commission meeting, which many thought would result in a new city manager. However, that was not the case. When it came time to discuss the nal three candidates and take a vote, Mayor Phillip Roland had other information that he wanted to bring to light. "Actually, before we go into this, I was called ... Friday, and was informed that myself, Commissioner [Mali] Gardner and Commissioner [Julio] Rodriguez are being investigated for Sunshine [Law] violation," he stated. Mayor Roland believes the issue has to do with the possible selection of Al Perry as city manager -a widely circulated rumor. "I'm not worried about it because I know I haven't talked to Commissioner Gardner and I know I haven't talked to Commissioner Rodriguez," stated Mayor Roland. "So my contention is that we move forward." Commissioner Jimmy Pittman explained that he would like to After sentencing, suspect tells judge he has no heartBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA jzaragoza@newszap.comHermelinda Ramirez made headlines last year for her role in the tragic death of her two-yearold son. The child drowned after Ramirez, who was intoxicated at the time, got behind the wheel and plunged the vehicle into a canal. Ramirez appeared before a Hendry County judge last week for her nal sentencing after pleading out on the DWI manslaughter charge. Judge Donald Mason gave Ramirez eight years in jail, after which Ramirez will be deported out of the country. Ramirez reportedly cried when she heard she would be deported, and twice told the judge he did not have a heart. It is the last chapter in a case that last year shocked the community. Emergency crews arrived after Ramirez's 2001 Ford Explorer had veered into a dark canal on San DiClewiston Delays Hire of Manager After A llegations of Wrongdoing Suspect in Child’s Drowning Death Gets Eight Years BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.com"I know exactly what people are doing," stated Hendry County Judge James D. Sloan. "They are getting their jury summons in the mail and saying Oh, look, jury duty,' and throwing it into the garbage." When court cases scheduled for March 4 and 5 had to be rescheduled due to a lack of jury members present, Judge Sloan and other representatives at the Hendry County Court House had to rethink their jury summons process. It began on Monday, March 4, when eight out of 300 people summoned for jury duty showed up. And it just went downhill from there, with nine out of 450 people summoned on Tuesday showing up, and 22 of the 1,650 people summoned for Thursday arriving. Though they were able to hold a trial on Thursday with the 22 jury members who were present, it cost a total of $792 in postage to send out all of the summons. "To put it plainly, it was a disaster," said Judge Sloan. Jury selection is a very speci c process, beginning with jurors being selected from a list of names supplied by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Judge Sloan explained that by law residents are required to keep drivers license information regarding where they are residing up to date. Within ten days of moving to a different location residents are required to change drivers license information to match their new address, making the excuse of not receiving a jury summons unlikely. "I feel comfortable stating that most people are receiving them," stated Judge Sloan. "And the ones who are not are few and far between." In the past, those who have not shown up to serve on jury duty have Jury Summons To Be Enforced? SUBMITTED PHOTOThe of cers of WISH (Women Involved in Supporting the Hospital) recently presented over $32,000 to Hendry Regional Medical Center from their 2012 fundraising efforts. Pictured left to right: Lynn Beasley, HRMC CEO; Christine Howell, WISH Treasurer; Mary Edwards, WISH Vice-President; Cathy Metz, WISH Secretary; and Cindy Carroll, WISH President. Members of WISH were very proud to use their funds towards the purchase of: a patient room renovation, 28 over-bed tables, and a nursing scholarship. Donation to HRMCSEE JURY  8 Ramirez.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Announcing New and Used Car Along with Everglades Federal Credit UnionLOCATION: Everglades Federal Credit Union 1099 W Ventura Ave • Clewiston (behind Sonny’s) SPECIAL Discount Pricing On Few Remaining New 2012s Cars € SUVs € Vans € Trucks € DieselsAdditional pre-owned vehicles are being brought in for this event FREE 2 year scheduled maintenance on all new cars 5 yr/100,000 mile limited Powertrain warranty on all new cars 5 BIG DAYSWednesday SundayMarch 20-249AM 8PM Wed Sat • 10AM 3PM Sun SPECIAL FINANCING RATES during this event! nan e a roval is our goal!HUGE rebates and discounts • WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013

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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.Garden ClubThe Clewiston Garden Club is having their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21, at the Clewiston Museum at 9:30 a.m. Their speaker will be Martha E. Pierce and she will be bringing some photos and information about the invasives that live in our back yards and what we can do about them.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.Family Game NightFirst United Methodist Church invites the whole community to come and watch and/ or participate in a Family Game Night that has remnants of “American Gladiator” and “Wipeout” time games. They will have fun games set up speci c for each age group as well as joint group/family games. Join them at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.Special Worship TimesFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston invites the community to join them for new Sunday worship times. Sunday services are now at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.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.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.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 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 Anonymous MeetingsChemical Dependence Anonymous (CDA) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SEE INFO  10 In last week’s edition of The Clewiston News, an article about a carbon monoxide episode at a local business mentioned that the incident occurred at J&J Farms. Though the of cial report listed the business as the location of the call, a spokesperson for J&J Farms has clari ed that it leases this particular parcel to another business, Rouge River Farms, and it was that company’s employees who were affected, and not J&J Farms’. CLARIFICATION

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon Three Kite species are currently breeding in South Florida: the White-tailed Kite, Snail Kite and the Swallow-tailed Kite. During the Big “O” Birding Festival groups reported Swallow-tailed Kites at locations in Hendry and Glades County. The Swallow-tailed kite is a graceful black and white raptor that the Calusa called “Tati-na”, spirit that soars. It rarely ap its wings while ying, but almost continuously rotates its tail, often to nearly 90 degrees, in order to hold a heading, make a sharp turn, or trace tight circles while drifting across the sky. It has relatively small feet and beak for a raptor, which results in a diverse diet of small prey that includes insects, reptiles, amphibians, small birds and a small number of mammals. These graceful yers frequently eat while ying and get water by skimming the surface and gathering water in their bills. Vocalization is a shrill “klee-klee-klee.” The Swallow-tailed kite migrates from South America to nest in Florida swamps, and may be seen from March to September ying above roadways and trees in the inland counties searching for food. Large numbers of birds gather at staging roosts in South Florida in late July and August before they migrate south for the winter. You can help Swallow-tailed kite researchers determine the distribution, monitor population trends and locate important nesting and foraging sites. Sightings of nests, roosts, kites carrying nest material or food, locations where kites are seen regularly, and sightings of more than one kite are of particular interest. Information can be submitted on Cornell’s website at http://ebird.org. Go to the Hendry-Glades Audubon website for information about the Stormwater Treatment Area 5 driving trips. There are openings for the April 13 and April 27 and monthly trips scheduled 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 including 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: Swallow-tailed Kite (STKI) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGESwallow-tailed kite.

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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.familyeyecarel abelle.com 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Pines, FL; daughter, Vicky Rockford and husband Tom in Greenwood, AR; and daughter, Deb Stojeba and husband Paul in Eureka, MO. Grandchildren are Kristy (Sean) Carney, Michael (Jessica) Rockford, Sheri Wieseman and Cord Stojeba. Great-Grandchildren include Levi Rockford and as of this writing anxiously awaiting the arrivals of GreatGranddaughters Evelyn Rose Rockford and Avery Susan Carney. Their children are planning a summer celebration for their parents including having them re-new their wedding vows at their home church of New Beginnings Lutheran Church, Paci“c, MO. DON WIESEMAN JOAN WIESEMAN & Joan and Don Wieseman will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on March 31, 2013. Don and Joan (nee Korbelik) traveled to Jackson, MS, along with their friends Donna and Clyde to be joined in wedded bliss. A small one-bedroom trailer was called home for the “rst few years of their marriage. Once expecting their 2nd child, they moved into Dons boyhood home and remain their today next door to Dave Wieseman; Dons brother. Don retired in 1989 following 37+ years of Federal Service, most of those with the Missouri Air National Guard. Joan enjoyed working for the telephone company for a number of years and then staying home to raise their children. Upon retirement they have traveled many miles in their beloved 1974 twenty-one foot Airstream Travel Trailer. They enjoy winter visits with friends at the KOA located in Clewiston, FL. This puts them near their son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Pembroke Pines. Father and son enjoy long hours bass “shing together on nearby Lake Okeechobee. Summer weekends they can be found at their daughters home in Eureka, MO; or pulling their Airstream to various destinations with the Wally Byam Caravan Club. Summers are never complete without their annual visit to Oshkosh, WI, for the EAA AirVenture Fly-In. They are blessed with three children; oldest being Don Jr. and wife Mindi in Pembroke ANNIVERSARY BY BOB WATTENDORF FWCAngling ethics is about common sense and courtesy. It contributes to every angler’s safety, success and enjoyment, as well as the future of our sport. Conservation agencies, including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), shing guides, tourism destinations, marinas, tackle shops, anglers and boaters all play a role in making shing more fun and satisfying for everyone. Most share an abiding love for aquatic resources and the role conservation stewardship plays in keeping our natural resources pristine. The following list is a good reminder. An ethical angler: Promotes, through example and mentoring, an ethical use of aquatic resources. Values and respects the aquatic environment and all living things. Treats other anglers, boaters and property owners with courtesy and respect, including removing boat trailers promptly from active launching areas, watching wakes around other boaters, and not crowding other anglers. Avoids spilling and never dumps pollutants, such as gas or oil. Properly disposes of trash, including worn lines, leaders and hooks. Recycles whenever possible and keeps shing sites litter-free. Purchases required shing licenses and permits. (Exempt anglers often buy a license anyway, to contribute to conservation. All shing license dollars go to the FWC – and increase matching federal funds for Sport Fish Restoration. See MyFWC.com/License.) Learns and obeys angling and boating regulations and can identify local sh to adhere to the rules. Keeps no more sh than needed for consumption. Carefully handles and releases all sh that are unwanted or illegal to keep, minimizing harm to the sh. (Details follow). Takes measures to prevent spread of exotic plants and animals and does not use diseased or nonnative baits. Participates in conservation efforts such as river cleanups, vegetation transplanting, tagging studies and creel surveys. Practices safe angling and boating by following the laws and using common sense to prevent injury to himself/herself, others or property. Protects the environment from boat damage, including prop-scouring of vegetation, wake damage to shorelines, power-loading problems at ramps, or striking animals such as manatees or sturgeons. Conserves energy and water, knowing both affect local sh and wildlife. “Releasing larger bass is one of the best contributions anglers can make toward the future of Florida’s bass shing,” says Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. Even though it’s the right thing to do, it’s nice to have an extra incentive. Hence the TrophyCatch program, which rewards anglers for releasing trophy bass with prizes donated by the shing industry. Just registering enrolls anglers into a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. Bass caught on live baits or arti cial worms often swallow a hook, thus reducing their chances for survival. Biologists recommend setting the hook immediately after a strike, which increases the chance of hooking the sh in the mouth. Land the sh quickly without exhausting it. Barbless hooks contribute to easier and quicker releases. If you don’t have a barbless hook, simply pinch down the barbs with shing pliers. Remember: Smaller hooks do less harm than larger ones; single hooks are better than trebles; and circle hooks are best of all. Don’t use rough or knotted landing nets that cause abrasions as a sh thrashes about and scrapes its mucus, that slimy coating that serves as a primary defense against disease. When releasing bass, be gentle. Grip it by the lower jaw and, if possible, keep it in the water when removing a hook. “Don’t drop or throw a sh back,” advises Champeau. “Instead, lower it gently into the water so it can swim away.” If a sh is taken from the water to measure or photograph, avoid touching its eyes and gills. Support a heavy sh’s body with your other hand if you must lift it out of the water. One of the most crucial rules is to avoid keeping the sh out of water for more than 30 seconds at a time (approximately as long as you hold your breath). So have your camera, scales and measuring tape ready to go. You can place the sh back in a livewell or dip it over the side to let it breathe if you need to reset for another photo. The livewell should be aerated, at nearly the same temperature as the lake water and, if desired, you can use uniodized salt to stimulate slime production (0.5 pounds salt per 10 gallons of water). Never place sh in chlorinated tap water. Commercial de-hookers, long-nose pliers or hemostats reduce stress. If the sh is hooked too deeply, simply cut the line and leave the hook. The sh’s digestive juices will erode the hook. Let’s keep Florida the Fishing Capital of the World by recycling our catches. Also, let the FWC help you boast about your catch by sharing your photos and claiming your rewards at TrophyCatchFlorida.com. Angling Ethics, Common Sense Linked The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supported ve Florida companies to sell Florida products at Gulfood 2013, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show, held in Dubai last month. The department regularly conducts trade missions and works trade events in the United States and in foreign countries to bring awareness to Florida products and increase sales overseas. The agency partnered with the Southern United States Trade Association for this year’s Gulfood event. “Florida produces some of the highest-quality and best-tasting food products in the world, and international demand for these products continues to grow,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. “With our support on trade missions, Florida’s overall exports of agricultural products have increased by $1.2 billion, or 40 percent, during the past ve years.” The event hosted 137 U.S. companies, including ve from Florida: Florida’s Natural Growers LTA International Global Services Bouras Global Trading Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company Kizable Kandy, LLC Collectively, the companies sold $1.2 million of products on site and have another $4.8 million in projected sales. For more information about Gulfood, go to www.gulfood.com. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com. Florida Food Companies Made Sales of $1.2 Million

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BY TONY YOUNG FWCBecause my turkey-huntin’ song, “Waitin’ on Tom,” featuring this year’s head-to-head Grand National turkey-calling champion and good friend Scott Ellis, is the theme song to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s “Turkey Call” TV show, I was invited to attend and perform at the federation’s annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, and offered some great opportunities. Needless to say, I am de nitely still in full hunting mode, very blessed and especially ready for spring turkey season. I hope you’ve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, ’cause spring gobbler season’s here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it’s time to talk turkey. Youth hunters can bene t from the two-day youth spring turkey hunting season the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season in each hunting zone. This Youth Spring Turkey Hunt occurs on private lands and on 78 of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management areas (WMAs). In Zone A (south of State Road 70) this year, that weekend was Feb. 23-24. In the rest of the state, that weekend falls on March 9-10. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. On private land, no license or permit is required of the youth or supervising adult, unless the adult plans to help “call-in” the bird or otherwise participate in the hunt. In that case, he or she will need a hunting license and turkey permit. 48 of the 78 participating WMAs require a youth spring turkey quota permit, and if the adult supervisor is going to attempt to call in a bird on any of the 78 WMAs, he or she also will need a management area permit in addition to a hunting license and turkey permit. But, keep in mind that adults are not allowed to do the shooting – only the kids may harvest a bird. For safety reasons, during spring turkey hunts on WMAs, the only rearms that can be used are shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns, using shot no larger than number two. All legal bows and crossbows can also be used, but all ri es, pistols, buckshot, and slugs are prohibited during spring turkey hunts on WMAs. This rule does not apply, however, to private property, where any legal ri e, shotgun, muzzleloader, crossbow, bow, or pistol can be used to take turkeys. One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one of ve subspecies of wild turkey in North America. The Osceola lives only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in the world, making it extremely popular with out-of-state hunters. It is similar to the eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tends to be a bit smaller and typically darker with less white barring on the wings’ primary ight feathers. The NWTF and the FWC recognize any wild turkey harvested within or south of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are found north and west of these counties into the Panhandle. For us adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season comes in rst in Zone A and runs March 2 – April 7. In zones B, C and D (except for Holmes County), it runs March 16 – April 21. In Holmes County, the season runs March 16-31. Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag limit is one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one. Shooting hours on private lands are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset, but on WMAs, you must quit hunting at 1 p.m. To participate in spring turkey hunting, you’ll need a Florida hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of Florida’s many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit. All of these licenses and permits are available at your county tax collector’s of ce, most retail outlets that sell hunting and shing supplies, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA or online at License.MyFWC.com. And if you didn’t put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, don’t worry; several WMAs don’t require them. Visit MyFWC.com/Hunting and click on “Where to spring turkey hunt without needing a quota permit” to see a list of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Donna O. Lewis, 80CLEWISTON — Donna O. Lewis passed away peacefully in Gainesville, Fla. on Feb. 19, 2013. She was born on Jul. 6, 1932 in Hartford, Ill. She moved to Palatka in 1946 and graduated from Putnam High School in 1950. She worked several years in various positions for Hudson Pulp and Paper in Palatka. Donna was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Palatka for many years where she served as the church secretary and sang in the choir. She moved to Clewiston, Fla. in 1964 when her husband accepted a position with United States Sugar Corporation. Her husband retired in 1990 and they moved to Gainesville, Fla. Donna enjoyed singing, traveling, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Adus Smith; father, Orval Oliver; and a brother, Bill Oliver who gave his life in the Korean Con ict in 1950. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, C.D. “Doug” Lewis; son, C.D. “Chuck” Lewis, Jr. (Cathy) of St. Cloud; daughter, Lisa A. Self (Mike) of Gainesville; adopted son, Adrian Gonzalez, Jr., of Hollywood; grandchildren, Michael H. Self, Jr., Charles “Danny” Lewis and Erin N. Lewis; niece, Sandra Lewis Wells (Mike); greatniece, Ashley Shyrock (Chad) and Amber Rife; great-nephew, Christopher Rife; cousins, Bill Oliver (Mildred) and Deanna Adams (Mike). Services were held at 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 22, 2013 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel where Brother James R. Smith, Jr. of ciated. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), P.O. Box 100234, Gainesville, FL 32610. Memories and Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Hilda H. Mathis, 92CLEWISTON — Hilda H. Mathis passed away Mar. 15, 2013 in Clewiston. She was born Sept. 1, 1920 in Red Level, Ala., to the late Herbert Hillary and the late Ida Lee (Thames) Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred David Mathis; son, George Wayne Mathis; daughter, Betty Annette Jimmerson; grandson, Derick Mathis; sister, Julie E. Brunes; three halfbrothers; and one half-sister. She is survived by her son, Fred Derrell Mathis (Joyce Burcher); two daughters, Rebecca Sue Gann (Jim) and Cecelia Sullivan (John Long); four sisters; six grandsons; six granddaughters; 16 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Mon., Mar. 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Lake Harbor Community Methodist Church, Lake Harbor with Rev. Rod Ruby of ciating. Interment was in Port Mayaca Cemetery, Canal Point. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 OBITUARIES Outta the Woods: Waitin’ on Tom!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.71/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 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 10.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 10.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 4.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “The national average has seemingly found some relative stability in the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “And while the national average hasn’t seen much movement, some areas of the country have seen volatility continue, mainly in the Great Lakes states where prices may again be poised to rise in the next couple of days as wholesale prices reverberate as re neries continue their maintenance schedules and the progressive switch over to summer gasoline continues,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update Part-Time Position Available for Copy Editor / Reporter, Graphics Artist at The Clewiston News Have you ever wanted to be a reporter or put your design skills to the test? The Clewiston News is looking for motivated individuals interested in Journalism for a part-time copy editor / reporter position. Individual must excel at writing, be outgoing and self-driven. No experience is necessary, just a determination to work hard and a willingness to help cover local news. Position will include, but not be limited to: processing copy, layout and design of the newspaper, cultivating story ideas, photography and social media outreach. We are also looking for a talented graphics artist. To apply, send an e-mail to jzaragoza@newszap.com describing yourself, your skills, and a sample of your writing. Position will remain open until lled.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOHappy Easter from CCSStudents are looking forward to Spring Break at Clewiston Christian School. Registration has begun for 2013-14 school year and Summer is just around the corner! Happy Easter from Clewiston Christian School. The Hendry County Library Cooperative is pleased to announce the beginning of this year’s One Book, One Community Program. As in previous years, the 2013 One Book, One Community Program will be a major community event, involving participation by all Hendry County Libraries, as well as schools, community organizations and local of cials. The One Book, One Community Program offers an opportunity to bring the community together, reading and talking about a single book, reinvigorating the idea of community and putting reading back into the center of American life. This year’s books are The Shawl for adults and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas for children. Both books provide a look at the devastation of the Holocaust and the impact it had on the lives of those who passed through it. We hope that reading and discussing the books will allow us to re ect on the history of those who suffered so much during the Holocaust. This year’s One Book, One Community programs will provide many opportunities for families and friends to interact on the theme. They will take place at many different agencies, and appeal to many different audiences. There’s something for everyone. We are collaborating with the Naples Holocaust Museum this year and will feature one of their exhibits of some survivors. One survivor will address the audience at our opening event and another who has written a book, will do a book talk on his book for our closing program. Here is the schedule of events: Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m.: One-BookOne Community Program Kickoff, featuring Renee Beddouk, a holocaust survivor at the Clewiston Library. Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m.: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas at the Harlem Community Library and Clewiston Public Library. Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m.: Book Talk at the Clewiston Public Library. Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m.: Book Talk for the youth up to 17 years old at the Clewiston Public Library Monday, April 22, at 6 p.m.: Life is Beautiful at the Clewiston and Harlem Library Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m.: Book Talk at the Harlem Library Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m.: Clewiston Public Library A Book Talk with a survivor discussing his book and an interactive juggling and magical show for the children. One Book, One Community Program In response to the recent Wall Street Journal article about possible U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) actions to cope with record sugar surpluses, the American Sugar Alliance (ASA) released the following statement and background information. “Congress designed sugar policy to run at the lowest possible taxpayer cost and directed the USDA to do all within its power to keep the cost at $0. The USDA has done just that every year since 2002, making sugar the only commodity program to run at no cost to the federal government. “Unfortunately, a ood of unneeded subsidized imports and the resulting oversupply is making the USDA’s task harder, which is why the Secretary is looking for ways to keep any costs to a bare minimum. The Feedstock Flexibility Program, which is one tool being considered, would save taxpayers money because it would be much cheaper than the alternative — costly loan forfeitures caused by severely depressed market prices.” Today’s article is problematic on a number of fronts, according to the ASA. Readers are left to believe America has a closed sugar market, when, in fact, America is the largest sugar importer in the world. Pre-emptive USDA actions would save taxpayers money because loan forfeitures would be more costly — a fact that is conveniently left out of the story. That sugar policy has operated without cost to taxpayers since 2002 is never mentioned in the article. Readers are told sugar prices are higher in the U.S. than on the world dump market; however, world prices are actually higher than U.S. prices once transportation is accounted for (transportation is factored into the U.S. price). The record oversupply problem plaguing the U.S. market is surprisingly never mentioned in the article — oversupplies caused largely by unneeded subsidized imports and a loophole in NAFTA. Ironically, candy companies lobbied for the current market situation, and got exactly what they hoped for — an important point that the reporter fails to make. See the Sweetener User Association’s most recent letter requesting oversupplies here. That candy companies are now pushing a bill to force the USDA to arti cially create oversupplies and essentially set a price ceiling is likewise not reported. The article is misleading about the drop in U.S. price, which has been more severe — a 50 percent decline since last summer — and takes prices back to 1980s levels. Grocers and food manufacturers have passed none of their savings from that 50 percent producer price drop along to consumers. This might explain why confectioners are booking impressive pro ts and are expanding production – the opposite of what the Wall Street Journal article leads readers to believe. Finally, the reporter assumes that the price of candy and the price of sugar are linked, even though sugar only makes up about two percent of a candy bar’s cost. If these prices were linked, why are candy prices climbing while sugar prices hover at near-record lows? ASA Statement on Wall Street Journal Article not been penalized, though the court does have the jurisdiction to do so. However, with the number of jurors reaching an all-time low for Hendry County, the idea will be to begin enforcing those penalizations. “This is not something that we are looking forward to doing,” stated Judge Sloan. “Is it an inconvenience? Yes. But I have a job to do, too.” Beginning in May, summons being sent out will include information regarding what penalties will be given for those who disregard the letter. This will include a fee of $100 and another jury summons for the following month. In the case of the second summons being ignored, the court has the authority to impose a ne of $500, a jail sentence and suspend drivers licenses. “I know there are a lot of unhappy folks out there,” began Judge Sloan, “but we can’t function as a court unless they honor their civic duty.” While civic duty is a good incentive to serve on the jury, the court will excuse citizens for various reasons, as long as these are submitted in writing. “We get very few phone calls from people who cannot come,” stated Judge Sloan. “Instead, they just don’t show up.” After serving, residents having carried out jury duty are exempt from doing so for the next 12 months. After that they can still receive summons, but are not required to serve or have any other reason for not going. “It became very real, very fast last week,” said Judge Sloan, recalling the chaotic scene. But it highlighted the importance of modifying the process to ensure it does not happen again, the judge explained. “Again, this is not something that we are looking forward to doing,” stated Judge Sloan, “but we have to.” JURYContinued  1 WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 H e ’ s relying on you. A nd you may need som e help. A t Hope, we support all y ou do with our c om f ortin g care coor d inatin g me d ica l nee d s, exp l ainin g o ptions an d provi d in g emotiona l g uidance for y ou and y our loved o n es. Toget h er, we can h e l p you b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Su pp or t a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or C aregiver s com pa ss i o n f or Fami l ie s 855.454.3103 or HopeHCS.orgSometimes love needs a helping hand. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Don’t let an accident spoil your fun on the water. In order to operate a motorboat of ten horsepower or greater, Florida law requires anyone who was born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to successfully complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Boating Safety Education Identi cation Card issued by the FWC. Those born before 1988 are also encouraged to take a safe boating course. The Boating Safety Education Identi cation Card is proof of successful completion of the educational requirements and is valid for life. Boating safety courses can be completed online or in a classroom setting. For information on the online classes, and schedules for the classroom courses, go to www.myfwc.com. The U.S. Coast Guard offers free boating safety checks for pleasure craft. For a free Vessel Safety Check, go online to www.usgboating.org, and click on “Vessel Safety Check.” There is an online form to ll out to request a boating safety check, and a Coast Guard volunteer will contact you to set it up. Make a plan and share it with someone who will not be going out on the water. Write down where you plan to launch your boat (or which lock you will go through), where you plan to go (Lake Okeechobee is a big lake so try to narrow it down a little), who will be on the boat and how long you plan to be out. If you do not return when expected and this person cannot reach you by cell phone or radio, emergency of cials can be alerted to start a search. If no one on shore knows you are missing, you might have a long wait for a rescue. Take a cell phone or emergency radio so that you can call for help if you need it. Be aware, however, that some areas on the big lake get poor or no cell phone reception. So even if you have a phone, it is still important to have the required safety equipment. Take a life jacket for every person in the boat. Wear life jackets when the boat is in motion. Even a good swimmer may be knocked unconscious if the boat hits something and someone is thrown overboard. Children under the age of six must wear life jackets at all times while in the boat. Those who cannot swim, no matter what age, should also wear life jackets at all times while in the boat. Make sure your boat has all of the safety equipment required by the FWC, which includes (but is not limited to) a re extinguisher, visual distress signal, sound producing device (bell, horn, whistle, etc.), back re ame control, ventilator ducts, navigation lights, anchor and anchor line, and an oar or paddle (in case your engine fails). The FWC also recommends vessels be equip with a de-watering device, such as a bilge pump in the event of ooding. For more information on safety equipment required for vessels of varying sizes, go online to myfwc. com. Precautions Help Boaters Stay Safe on the Water

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 LET’S TAKE CARE OF MOTHER EARTH by RECYCLING and NEVER-EVER LITTERING. COMMERCIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT County Ordinance 2010-18 requires that Commercial Operations/Businesses have a waste disposal account with County Franchise Con tractors (WSI in the Northern area of the County/ Choice in the Southern area). In addition, efforts to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, telephone books, metal &/or glass is required. You could see a reduction in overall disposal costs just by recycling. Give us a call & we’ll help you get set up. We can also assist with your hazardous waste managem ent needs. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 PHOTO / SILVIA FLORESMiss Latina of the GladesSheila Fleming (left) was crowed Miss Teen Latina of the Glades on Sunday night. Celene Carrillo (right) was crowed Miss Latina of the Glades. 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.AA MeetingsThere will be AA meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., held at St. Martin’s Church at 207 N. W.C. Owen in Clewiston. INFOContinued  3

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Mr. And Mrs. Baldomero Garza of Pasadena, TX announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Garza, to Ibrahim Alava III TreyŽ, son of Mr. And Mrs. Ibrahim Alava, Jr. of Belle Glade, FL. The future bride is a graduate of University of Texas Medical Branch with a degree in Nursing. She is a NICU Nurse at LBJ Hospital in Houston, TX. The future groom received his medical degree from University of Miami School Of Medicine. He will “nish his Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in June from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where he will continue practicing medicine. A December 7, 2013 wedding is planned and the couple will live in Houston, TX. IBRAHIM ALAVA III ENGAGEMENT PATRICIA GARZA & 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Members and friends of the Ladies Auxiliary are making our big relief fund push for our scal year. Our relief fund use is restricted to many wonderful programs such as veterans and family support, cancer aid and research, breast cancer aid, veteran's legislative issues, promotion of Americanism and youth scholarships, among others. When you are asked, please consider a donation to the cause. More information can be obtained by calling or visiting the VFW, Post 4185 or speaking with a member. The Ladies Auxiliary wishes to say a special thank you to our own member, Sharon Rives. She is the wife of a Vietnam veteran and mother of an active American solider. She is always lending a helping hand by promoting our fund drives, baking her delicious desserts and getting those much needed donations. Sharon is also very knowledgeable of the veterans affairs of the VFW hospitals and offers her help and advise to others needing information. She also makes regular visits to the VA Hospital in West Palm Beach taking gifts and spending time with the veterans. Her heart is generous and she makes a difference in the lives of many. Through out the years Sharon has done many wonderful, thoughtful acts for the good of the VFW Post 4185. We salute Sharon as an exemplary Ladies Auxiliary member. The Ladies Auxiliary will hold our monthly meeting on Saturday, March 23, at 4 p.m. If you missed the February meeting, it was voted to hold our monthly meetings on the fourth Saturday of each month. Please make plans to attend as annual elections are coming up. VFW, Ladies Auxiliary Happenings SUBMITTED PHOTOFuture Mathematicians First graders at Westside Elementary began to explore three-dimensional shapes in Math. They worked together to nd the faces, verticies, and edges. The Firehouse Community Theatre is pleased to announce the annual Clarence "Bud" Jones Playwriting Competition this year with a rst place prize of $500 and a chance to see their play on the stage of the Firehouse Community Theatre. This competition is open to all full or part time residents of Glades or Hendry County, Florida and members in good standing of the "Arts of the Inland" artistic group, regardless of residency (children under the age of 18 must have their parent's/guardian's written permission). All submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language, meaning no profanity or explicit adult content, with a running time between 20 and 90 minutes. More details are available on their webpage at www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or by calling the Box Of ce at 863-675-3066. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013. Clarence "Bud" Jones served the Hendry County School District at the Clewiston High School as their English Teacher for 20 years. Bud passed away in 1994 but left behind his love of the theatre with his family and most importantly, his brother John Jones. John and his wife Betty wished to honor Bud's memory by creating this competition in his name. It is the privilege of the Firehouse Community Theatre to help sponsor this competition in what will become an annual celebration of our local communities. The Annual Clarence “B ud” Jones Playwriting Competition The Florida Public Archeology Network (FPAN) is hosting a program at the Clewiston Museum on 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. If you have any questions, please call the Clewiston Museum Director, Butch Wilson, at 863-983-2870 or email him at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com for more information. Upcoming Museum Program

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GRAND OPENING! MARCH 27863-674-1220 220 South Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 ForgivenessBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThe Book of Psalms are among the great pieces of wisdom literature shared by humanity. For the people of the Old Testament, they comprised a complete book of prayers and are a way of worship. I recall visiting someone in a locked unit of a hospital; placed there on the testimony of those seeking to control, rather than to give help. The doctors knew it and release soon followed. During my visit, I was asked to read a certain Psalm, “You know, the one about keeping someone and that God is the keeper.” Yes, I knew – Psalm 121 – and I read it. It brought tears to young eyes and the assurance that God indeed is our keeper when all is said and done. The hurt done by the wrong remained long after the injustice was made right. There was a sense of betrayal of trust; a relationship was damaged and would not easily be repaired. Psalm 32 speaks of forgiveness; “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away(v.1)” Happiness comes when the Lord imputes no guilt (v.2) and we are freed up to not have to try to cover up with God (ibid). Peace comes when we acknowledge our transgressions; guilty consciences are a heavy weight to carry and it is important for our health’s sake (body-mind-spiritual health) to make peace with ourselves. There is a part of the sixth verse that struck me: “I will confess my transgressions… then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.” People who do angry and vengeful things to others may realize their need to turn to God and ask forgiveness; and do so. The people that are hurt are as human as the transgressor, and may not offer the worldly forgiveness that helps ease the burden of wrongdoing to another. Tragedies I have seen are when I encounter someone who realizes and sincerely says “I did wrong, I’m sorry” but there is no forgiveness coming from the parties who have been hurt. I believe God indeed forgives, and especially those who are serious about asking for it. Unfortunately, those who have been hurt may not be at the place in their lives where they are ready. I am human; I understand that. I think that’s what the Psalmist had in mind when he penned those words “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, then you forgave me the guilt of my sin (ibid, v.6).” God will take the guilt; the consequences follow from our acts and may remain with us. If I’ve learned anything over time, it is to try to be careful about my acts and their consequences; “act in haste, repent in leisure!” There are always times when God is ready to forgive, when we realize the seriousness of what we’ve done and would like to go back and undo them. That is not always possible; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Act in haste, repent in leisure. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The Psalmist gets to the root of it all; God will do all that He can do to restore us but may we have the foresight and wisdom not to need to call upon Him when we’ve acted in ways that hurt our relations with Him and one another. Religion Column

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Head CustodianClewiston High School Contact: Ms. Janice Lee 863-983-1520 Actual salary is subject to the Board-approved salary schedule and will be based on veri ed experience. An Equal Opportunity Employer & Veteran’s Preference There’s Healthcare… Then there’s Healthcare with Hope Join our impassioned, award-winning team in a role that is more than a job it is a calling. Be challenged and inspired as you contribute to an organization nationally recognized for its dedication to comforting care. Clinical Manager Chaplain RN Opportunities Inpatient, home visits, admissions Social Service Counselor MSW PRN multiple positions and locations Apply online:careers@ hopehcs.org Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Drug Free LPN NURSE MANAGER needed full time at FL Community Health Center in Clewiston. Must have current FL LPN license. Administrative /Management experience required with strong leadership skills. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Competitive salary & excel. bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 983-9604 or apply at 315 South W.C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. 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. HANDYMAN Looking for dependable handyman to work 25-30 hrs. wkly. for painting, weed eating etc. Apply at: Aruba RV Park, 1073 Old Lakeport Rd., Moore Haven. We are located on Hwy. 78, between Moore Haven & Okeechobee. Employment Full Time Employment Medical Employment Part Time When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013

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NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. FUTON Excellent condition, 1 year old, Oak Wood construction, 84” long, folds down into a full size bed, located at Crooked Hook RV Park, in Clewiston. $100 (717)448-3547 GOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? Kill them all with HARRIS FAMOUS ROACH AND BEDBUG PRODUCTS. Available at Seminole Supply 407 S. Main St. Belle Glade 561-996-2041 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT A PARTMENT, VERY PRIV ATE, FURNISHED, WAT ER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, A DULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 651 SE 4th St. Renovated 2BR/1BA with extra room (could be used as 3rd bedroom). W/D hookup, very quiet neighborhood.$650/mo. Call 305-487-2850. MIRA VERDE FIRST MONTH FREE!!!! A new home for your family. $15.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $553.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH Of ce Hours Monday Friday 8:30a 5:30p Saturday 9:00a 3:00p Sunday CLOSED LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE PRIMER MES GRATIS!!!! Una casa nueva para tu familia. $15.00 por costo Applicacion por person a!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $553.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES Horario de O cina Lunes a Viernes 8:30a 5:30p Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p Domingo CERRADO LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 Greentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting Full time bilingual Site Manager Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities Call 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. Monday Friday. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer CLEWISTON Condo, furnished, 2BR, 2BA, corner unit w/open view, kitchen, porch tiled & screened. Excellent condition. Parking space, community pool. Great location, adjacent to Lake (352)256-9325 CLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month short or long term 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.netEverybody loves this charming 2bd/1ba house in Lake Port. Cracker style, very private and quiet. $600/mo. Room for 2 people, Non smkg. References. required Call: (863)946-0456. CLEWISTON 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. Clewiston home for sale by owner. 2006 4/3 CBS over 3300sf heated and cold on 1 acre+, kitchen appliances incld., ceramic tile oors and baths, move in ready. 3 blocks from Montura Ranch, pool and park. $139,500.00 possible owner nancing. Call 1-304-437-4418. WATERFRONT IN TREASURE ISLAND Okeechobee,Fl. FOR SALE BY OWNER. 15 minutes to locks! 3 Bd/1.5 Ba. 1,344 sq. ft. Modular Home enclosed back porch, fenced yard, shed, pontoon and trailer,fully furnished w/everything. Reduced $10,000 to $65,000. Call for Appt. 502-649-9637 3104 SE 35th Ave. Montura Ranch Estates 1 acre lot. Lot is developed and ready for a home. Call 863-673-6500. CLEWISTON 2 br./2 ba. Unfurnished located in Tropical MHP. Price reduction $9000 or best offer. Call 863-301-3148. Large 5br, 2bath doublewide located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Only $54,900 Call 863-983-4663 Large zone III used doublewide only $39,900. nancing available with your good credit. Call 863-983-4663 Super clearance sale. New 3br, 2 bath Jacobsen doublewide on sale for only $49,900 Call 863-983-4663 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09-299-CA TROP, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and JOHN HARTEMINK Plaintiff(s), v. PORT LA BELLE INVESTORS, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company and MICHAEL J. LAFFERTY, individually, Defendant(s). CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Order on Partial Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure on Count II dated the 25th day of February, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the LaBelle Courthouse Complex located at 25E. Hickpoochee Ave., Labelle, Florida 33975, at 11:00AM on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property: LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT “A” TRACTS 5&7 A Tract of land 31.0 acres more or less, lying part in Section 2, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, and part in Section 35, Township 42 South Range 29 East, Glades County, Florida, described as follows: Start at the Northeast corner of Section 2, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; Thence Westerly N 89 38’ 52” W for 875.01 feet along the North line of Section 2, Township 43 South, Range 29 East Thence North N 00 00’ 00” W for 21.82 feet to the intersection with the Southern right-of-way line of Oxbow Drive, the Point of Beginning. Thence Northwesterly along the Southern right-of-way line of Oxbow Drive, along the arc of a concave curve having a radius of 650.00 feet and a central angle of 07 58’ 46” for 90.53 feet; Thence Southwesterly S 43 13’ 29” W for 70.16 feet; Thence Southwesterly S 62 17’ 04” W for 1,017.87 feet; Thence Westerly N 89 45’ 59” W for 420.23 feet; Thence Southeasterly 17 40’ 25” E for 1,411.02 feet to the Northern rightof-way line of State Route 80; Thence Northeasterly N 83 35’55” E for 410.00 feet along the Northern right-of-way line of State Route 80; Thence Northwesterly N 23 59’ 49” W for 625.00 feet; Thence Northeasterly N 65 02’ 07” E for 1,062.33 feet; Thence North N 00 00’00” W for 400.00 feet; Thence Northwesterly N W 2255’ 58” W for 230.98 feet; Thence North N 00 00’ 00” W for 159.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with and subject to a mutual, nonexclusive easement, 70 feet in width, for Ingress, egress and utili ties over the Ingress/egress access easement. The boundaries of the 70 feet wide, mutual, nonexclusive ingress, egress and utilities easement are 35 feet on each side of and parallel with the centerline of said easement, which is described as follows: Starting at the intersection of the Western boundary of Section 2, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the Northern boundary of State Road 80; Thence Easterly N 84 10’ 56” E for 920 feet, more or less, along the Northern right-of-way line of State Route 80; Thence Northerly N 00 45’ 12” W for 10.20 feet; Thence Easterly N 84 08’ 28” E for 859.31 feet along the Northern right-ofway line of State Route 80 to the Intersection with the Western boundary of a 200 feet wide drainage easement; Thence Easterly N 84 07’ 36” E for 399.23’ along the Northern right-of-way line of State Route 80 to the Point of Beginning of the centerline of the said 70 feet wide easement. Thence from the Northern right-of-way line of State Route 80, Northwesterly N 09 23’ 23” W for 415.00 feet; Thence Northwesterly N 36 37’ 29” W for 207.53 feet to a point, hereinafter known as Point “A”; Thence continue Northwesterly N 36 37’ 29” W for 260.83 feet to a point, hereinafter known as Point “B”; Thence Southwesterly S 74 42’ 30” W for 675.62 feet; Thence Northwesterly N 29 15’ 59” W for 350.00 feet, being a line lying parallel with and 35.00 feet West of the Easterly boundary line of Tract 15; Thence Northeasterly N O8 37’ 15” W for 219.83 feet; Thence Easterly S 89 10’ 51” E for 381.96 feet; Thence Northeasterly N 63 35’ 14” E for 430.00 feet to the Point of Termination of the centerline of the said 70 feet wide easement in Tract 12. Together with: Start at said Point “A”; Thence Northeasterly N 57 56’ 07” E for 429.95 feet; Thence Easterly N 83 36’ 55” E for 800.00 feet; to the Point of Termination of the centerline of the said 70 feet wide easement from Point “A” in Tract 7. Together With; Start at said Point “B”; Thence Northeasterly N 57 56’ 07” E for 483.15 feet; Thence Northeasterly N 38 57’ 57” E for 300.00 feet; to the Point of Termination of the centerline of the said 70 feet wide easement from Point “B” in Tract 11. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT SHEILA MANN, COURT OPERATIONS MANAGER, WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, 1700 MONROE STREET, FORT MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS (239) 533-1700, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other that the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated: March 4, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, CLERK OF COURT By: /s/ J. Bevis, Deputy Clerk THE DORAGH LAW FIRM, P.L. 1705 Colonial Blvd., Ste. B4, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Telephone : (239) 425-3644/Facsimile : (239) 425-3648 438173 CB 3/21,28/2013 NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATION SESSION WITH HENDRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT & PARAMEDICS LOCAL 4520 Take notice that Hendry County representatives and the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union representatives will conduct negotiations regarding the contract for the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Local 4520 at 9:30 a.m., April 2, 2013, at the Hendry County Administration Building, Conference Room #1, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 438749 CN/CB 3/21/2013 Business Opportunities Furniture Miscellaneous Apartments Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Houses Sale Houses Sale Lots Sale Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12 CA 483 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR GREENPOINT MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT TRUST, PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE, SERIES 2001-1,acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 7360 S. Kyrene Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, v. FRANCISCO HEREDIA, IVY SANTIAGO, and NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC., AS ASSIGNEE OF HOUSEHOLD FINANCE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Amended Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, 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 LOT 3686 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT, BAY MANOR, 32 x 48 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2B143222935AB. Commonly known as 569 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, 33975 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 17th day of April, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with, the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form on the website below (choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested. http://www.ca.cjis20.org/home/main/adarequest.asp CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 Attorneys for Plaintiff 438865 ON 3/21,28/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, Agency, or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Richard Yoraschek, Chairman 438608 CN/CB 3/21/2013 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 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 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 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: JW McDaniel, Sr., Inc. (McDaniel Ranch NW) 32800 CR 833, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 130227-14 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 2,527.60 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 4-10, 15, 16, 21, 22, Township 47 South, Range 33 East. JW McDaniel, Sr., Inc. (McDaniel Ranch East) 32800 CR 833, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 130227-15 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 6,567 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, 34-36, Township 47 South, Range 33 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 438875 CN 3/21/2013 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 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Public Notice

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City of Clewiston Public Notice As per Florida Statute 163, Part III, the City of Clewiston Community Redevelopment Agency FY 2012 Activities Report is on le in the City Clerk’s of ce, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL and the Community Development of ce, 121 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL for inspection by interested parties from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. 438871 CN 3/21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000099 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, vs. CHAD THOMAS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Feb. 13th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2009-CA-000099 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor in interest to Washington Mutual Bank, FA, is the Plaintiff and Chad Thomas, Rhonda Thomas, United States of America, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida on the 4th day of April, 2013, at 11:00 AM, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PARCEL “A”: PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 7 A DISTANCE OF 1337.30 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF STATE LOT 2 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 794.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 682.07 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 543.70 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE QUARTER SECTION LINE; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID QUARTER SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 682.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 543.82 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY OF RECORD. PARCEL “B”: PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 18 A DISTANCE OF 1337.30 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF STATE LOT 2; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 794.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 497.30 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 294.38 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78; THENCE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 517.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 439.03 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD. PARCEL “C”: PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 18 A DISTANCE OF 133730 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF STATE LOT 2; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 794.73 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 497.30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 294.38 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78; THENCE NORTH 73 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 118.80 FEET; THENCE NORTH 15 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 269.50 FEET TO THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 18 A DISTANCE OF 46.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD. A/K/A 11909 EAST STATE ROAD NORTHEAST 78, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida, this 5th day of March, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida By: Tina Epinosa Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com SJ 09-17883 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 438844 GCD 3/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2013-8-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JEANNE SAYLOR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JEANNE SAYLOR, deceased, File Number 2013-8-CP, by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471; that the decedent’s date of death was January 7, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $59,900.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Beverly Jean Arnold 10032 Dunraven Drive Cincinnati, OH 45251 William Michael Saylor 2017 Mill Pond Road Garland, TX 75044 John Gordon Saylor 155 Bob White Drive Stockbridge, GA 30281 Robie Lanford Saylor 7917 Broadmoor Pines Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34243 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 full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 21, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Robie Lanford Saylor 7917 Broadmoor Pines Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34243 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Carol W. Wood Attorney & Counselor at Law Florida Bar No.: 0769551 E-mail: cwood@carolwwoodattorney.com 751 South Orange Avenue Sarasota. FL 34236 Telephone: (941) 362-0300 Facsimile: (941) 362-0690 438857 GCD 3/21,28/2013 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 IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-9 In Re: Estate of DAVID E. DARNELL Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAVID E. DARNELL, deceased, whose date of death was January 11, 2013, and whose social security number is XXXX-XX-9392, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 THE FLORIDA STATUTE 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is March 28, 2013. Personal Representative: Lois J. Sutton 609 Nickelbie Drive Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 438912 GCD 3/28;4/4/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR LEASE Hendry County hereby provides notice that Wayside RV Park is available for sale or lease and the County is receiving offers. The property address is 901 N. Francisco Street, Clewiston and the Parcel I.D. # is 3-34-43-01-010-0013-002.0. Interested persons should contact Mark Lapp at mlapp@hendry a.net, (863) 675-5295, or P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975. 438928 CN/CB 3/21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000136 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS CHRISTOPHER A PORTER MEGAN S PORTER, UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, RIVER VIEW VILLAGE UNIT ONE HUNDRED TWO PROPERTY OWNERS 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 RIVER VIEW VILLAGE UNIT ONE HUNDRED TWO PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. 1111 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE MIAMI, FL 33131 OR 1111 BRICKELL BAY DR MIAMI, FL 33131 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 35, Block 16, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 66, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, together with all that part of Lot 36 lying Northeasterly of a line which is 19.50 feet Southwest of and parallel to the common line between Lots 35 and 36, Block 16, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 66, Public Records of Glades 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, P A., 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 28th day of Feb. 2013. 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, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or call 1-941-665-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Summons; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk 438852 GCD 3/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000396 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSAB 2006-4 Plaintiff, v.TINA M. JUAREZ A/K/A TINA JUAREZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA M. JUAREZ A/K/A TINA JUAREZ; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 14, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK 2171, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4023 BISHOP CIR, LABELLE, FL 33935-5426 at public sale on 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor, LaBelle, FL 33935, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 5th day of March, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 faxIf you are a person with 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 711.439028 CN 3/21,28/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on April 1st, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1997 Ford, VIN: 1FMEU18W8VLB95260 ***We have to right to refuse any and all bids*** 438898 CN 3/21/2013 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 o f 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 o f 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 OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000334 Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff, -VS.Carlos J. Reyes a/k/a Carlos Reyes and Marlem Contreras a/k/a Marlen Contreras, Husband and Wife Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated March 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000334 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, NA., Plaintiff and Carlos J. Reyes a/k/a Carlos Reyes and Marlern Contreras a/k/a Marlen Contreras, 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: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN HENDRY COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, VIZ: THE WEST ONE-HALF (W 1/2), OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4), OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4), OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4), OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, 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 BY: /s/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 439038 CN 3/21,28/2013 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 And 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 o f 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 AT 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in toda y s classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.

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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000807 U. S. BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, V. GEORGE CANON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE CANON; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 14, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 16, BLOCK 2087, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 3017 S BALSAM CIR, LABELLE, FL 33935 at public sale on April 17, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Labelle, Florida, this 15th day of March, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 faxIf you. are a person with 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. 439021 CN 3/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000020 OneWest Bank, Plaintiff, -vsJOHN M. MCADAMS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN M. MCADAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN T ENANT #2; BUCKHEAD RIDGE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated March 12, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-000020 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein OneWest Bank, FSB, Plaintiff and John McAdams are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sandra H. Brown, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash A T THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHAVEN, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A .M. on April 18, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 67, REPLAT OF A PORTION OF THIRD ADDITION TO BUCKHEAD RIDGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 32, 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SANDRA H. BROWN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR Glades County, Florida Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACRE, LLF 2424 North. Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 438863 CN 3/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000003 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JOANNE WELLS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000003 of the Circuit Court a the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Wells Vargo Bank, N-A,, is the Plaintiff and Joanne Wells, Capital One., N,A, successor in interest to Capital One F.S.B., 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 in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, l will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida on the 11th day of April, 2013, at 11:00AM, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5 AND THE EAST ONEHALF OF LOT 6, BLOCK M, HORSESHOE ACRES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 49 AND 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: THE SOUTHERLY 25 FEET OF THE WEST ONEHALF OF LOT 1, BLOCK M, HORSESHOE ACRES SUBDIVISION, AND THE SOUTHERLY 25 FEET OF THE PARK, HORSESHOE ACRES SUBDIVISION, BOUNDED ON TILE WEST BY A COMMON LINE DIVIDING THE WESTERLY AND EASTERLY HALVES OF LOT 6, BLOCK M, HORSESHOE ACRES SUBDIVISION, EXTENDED NORTHERLY 25 FEET INTO SAID PARK. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO. A/K/A 4658 HORSESHOE LOOP MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471-5734 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any ether than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 14th day of March, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servelaw@albertellilaw.com SJ-10-62343 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL. 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-4771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 438862 GCD 3/21,28/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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) T O 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 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOT IFIED 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 AFTER T HE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICAT ION 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) Y EARS 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO,: 2012-CA-760 GREAT SOUTHERN BANK, Plaintiff, vs.WILDA BIANICA BALLARD, etc. et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an order or a summary nal judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 94, Seven “K” Estates, Unit No. 3, a subdivision in a portion of Section 5, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, according to map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, page 87, of the public records of Hendry County, Florida together with that certain 2011 Jacobsen Imperial mobile home, 52 x 13’4 ID #JACFL30035/413613. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of May, 2013 at Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 2nd Floor, Administrative Side, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida in accordance Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, Notice of such sale shall be published as provided by statute. That any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 15 day of March, 2013. CLERK OF THE COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk LAWRENCE J. BERNARD, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 480 Busch Drive JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32218 (904) 751-6980 439025 CN 3/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000105 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MATHEW HAUGHT A/K/A MATTHEW HAUGHT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 1-16-2013, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000105 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Wendy Haught, Mathew Haught a/k/a Matthew Haught, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida on the 4th day of April, 2013, at 11:00A.M., the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2832 CR 731, VENUS, FL 33960 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 28th day of Jan., 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida By: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-74317 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941) 637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 437961 GCD 3/21,28/2013 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 THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, AT 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. 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. SANDRA H. BROWN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk of Court 438616 CN 3/14,21/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend. 438996 CN 3/21/2013 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Bi?Lki Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 BY TIMOTHY SENZ Special to the Clewiston NewsKids bounced and swung their arms amid light laughter, folks drummed their heels in time, conductors arced their wands with curt and sweeping motions, and musicians’ ngers danced across the bodies of wind and brass instruments, lling the high air at the Clewiston High School Auditorium with rich, textured sounds. By all accounts, the mega-concert this past Sunday, which was held to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Clewiston High School Band, was a mega-success. The Clewiston band played solo and jointly with the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra, which offered its own sterling performances. The Tiger musicians showed tremendous growth in their con dence and execution under rst-year teacher Katie Wilson’s direction. They gave a standing ovation at the end. The Tigers, aided and abetted by the collegiate wind orchestra, nished with a ourish, stirring and dazzling the audience with the Everglades Sugar March and pledging a rm delity with the school’s Alma Mater: In thy walls may learning ever All thy hope and watchword be Clewiston our Alma Mater We pledge allegiance to thee! That dedication to hard work has begun to pay off for a school trying to dig its way out of disappointment from last year’s FCAT scores. In the last month alone, Clewiston students have nished in the top half of a Criminal Justice forensic competition in Ocala, scored dozens of awards by its FFA chapter, made the Top Ten of the statewide Poetry Out Loud contest, and now revived with honor one of the seminal compositions by Italian-born composer Frank Sturchio. The Tiger performance certainly drew the attention of the corporation that commissioned it. “That was a great performance,” said Elaine Wood, Director of Accounting and Purchasing for U.S. Sugar Corp. and the lead company representative at the concert. “How great is it that we have a teacher like Ms. Wilson, who digs into the archives and nds a piece like that.” “She has a passion for what she’s doing,” chimed in Sean Miller, who in addition to working at U.S. Sugar heads the band boosters. The excellence of the evening was not lost on Clewiston Principal Janice Lee, who’s Maya Angelou inspired mantra of positive emotional engagement with students has been adopted by the faculty. Lee attended the event to help meet, greet and seat the 300 or so concert-goers; the largest crowd for a band concert in nearly a decade, maybe longer. “I’m just blown away to see and hear our students have the ability to play along with a university orchestra,” Lee said. So were the little children. Luke Llossas, six, and Adam Sanchez, seven, bopped up and down and waved their arms in and out to the front and sides throughout the show but especially during Jacques Offenbach’s “Galop,” played with gusto by the FGCU Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Rod M. Chestnutt. Indeed, Chestnutt and his orchestra’s appearance at Clewiston High School underscored the ties FGCU is developing with the community by virtue of the placement of its graduates in local teaching positions. Both Wilson and Candace Cohowcz, who leads the Clewiston Middle School Band Program, graduated from FGCU under the guiding hand of Chestnutt. Cohowcz ably conducted the FGCU musicians and the Clewiston band for Johann Sebastian Bach’s beautiful Come, Sweet Death. Wilson handled the three compositions – Royal March, Yorkshire Ballad, and The Battle Pavane – that her band performed alone and the joint performance of the Everglades Sugar March. Chestnutt conducted his orchestra for “Galop,” the suite from Candide, and Carmina Burana, and conducted the joint performance of America the Beautiful, which the audience helped with by singing the rst stanza. Chestnutt gave the audience a little history lesson, too. Sturchio’s father studied under Puccini, and Sturchio brought his musical nature and nurture to Florida and then Texas, where his in uence is felt to this day. While driving around south central Florida, Sturchio started bands in Wauchula, West Palm Beach, and Clewiston. In fact, he took a combined Clewiston-West Palm Beach band to a national band contest in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the 1940s. “That makes Clewiston one of the oldest band programs in South Florida,” Chestnutt said. And if Chestnutt’s, Wilson’s, and Cohowcz’s in uence continues to be felt, Clewiston is on its way to being one of the best. Tigers Revive Rousing ‘Everglades Sugar March’DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested March 17 by Ofc. Rojas O Migdalia Padron, 48Fugitive from justice Arrested March 11 by Ofc. Rojas O Joaquin Garcia Jr., 25Fugitive from justice Arrested March 15 by Ofc. Bozzi O James Williams Sparks, 28Robbery w/ rearm Arrested March 12 by Sergeant Malley Se Corey Damon Pate, 35 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. In order to raise funds for their graduation banquet and scholarship, the Harvest of Hope CHS Club made a community calendar, which they titled “Legendary Clewistonians.” The project has been a great success by opening many doors for the students involved in the calendar committee. 12 club members conducted surveys and interviewed 13 community members who have made signi cant contributions in diverse elds of work or business. The result of such interviews was compiled and summarized for publication, along with their pictures. You can nd out a little bit of history about our city when you read about these citizens who have devoted great dedication to their community. The price of the calendar is $12 and we still have some left. If you’re interested, please contact Adriana Soto at 863-2281433. Harvest of Hope Makes Calender to Raise Money Being a teenager is never easy, but for some kids, it is excruciating. For parents, being able to tell the difference between normal growing pains and real trouble is crucial. From drug abuse to depression to more serious physical or mental abuse, it’s important to recognize when your teen is in trouble. “Young people don’t always have the tools or perspective to process everything that’s happening to them. Many teens will turn inward, keeping feelings to themselves,” says Bulbul Bahuguna, a psychiatrist and author of the new novel, “The Ghosts That Come Between Us,” a coming-of-age story about a victim of childhood sex abuse. “ But Bahuguna, whose novel is informed by her work treating adults coping with childhood abuse issues, says parents can break the silence. “What can hurt teens even more than the troubles and issues they face, is the silence of those around them. Parents should never play the role of silent bystanders,” she says. Here are some steps you can take to help your child survive the teen years emotionally unscathed: Recognize that it can take courage to talk about certain issues, such as depression, or being the victim of bullying or abuse. Just because your child isn’t vocalizing an issue, doesn’t mean everything is okay. If your child is acting withdrawn, secretive, angry or sad, set aside time for a discussion. By engaging regularly, you can encourage teens to speak honestly with you before problems start. Don’t force or pry, however. While you’re no longer changing diapers or spoon feeding your teenager, older children need parents too. “Being there” for teenagers means reviewing report cards, communicating with teachers, facilitating extracurricular activities and being a great listener and emotional support system. While you may be able to talk your child through some of life’s bumps in the road, some situations call for professional help. Not only is a therapist or psychiatrist professionally quali ed to help develop coping skills, your child might feel more comfortable talking to someone objective. Such aid can be crucial to helping your teen move on and grow into a healthy adulthood, stresses Bahuguna, whose new novel “The Ghosts That Come Between Us” traces the life of an abused girl as she grows of age into a triumphant but tormented adult. The novel implies that the protagonist’s adult life would have been less tormented had she had access to help growing up. Ensure your school offers easy access to mental health services and encourage your child to use those services. Boost self-esteem by fostering your teen’s talents and regularly letting them know you love them. It is normal for a child to seek specialness. Unfortunately, this pursuit of specialness sometimes is exploited by abusive adults. It is important to ll teenagers’ specialness void by nurturing their innate talents, say experts. “Society needs to believe the victim and the victim needs to believe that healing is possible with courage, honesty and patience,” says Bahuguna, emphasizing the need for trust and patience. More advice from Dr. Bahuguna can be found at www.BulbulBahuguna.com, along with information on her new book. Signs Your Teen is in Trouble and What to Do About it

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move forward and consider the candidates who nished fourth, fth and sixth in the ranking. Commissioner Gardner interrupted the discussion. "Since December I have wanted our community to move forward and I have been, over the last several months, trying to do that," stated Gardner. "And when I continue to get phone calls and I continue to get information about fabrications that have been made in newspapers from South Florida to Georgia; I am not going to move forward until our attorney reviews the comments that have been made disparaging this community by our former city manager. I believe that he has violated the agreement with the city of Clewiston and deserves to repay our residents for our good faith in moving forward. But I will not go forward on supporting anyone or any further interviews until this matter is settled." The former city manager, Steve McKown, was terminated in November and given a six months severance deal; given that he agreed not to make any negative remarks towards the city. At this point in the meeting Commissioner Gardner handed out copies of articles to commissioners that she felt exempli ed the breaking of this agreement. "I guess I'm a little dumbfounded by this," explained Commissioner Pittman. "We can deal with that at any time, but I think that we still need to move forward in hiring our new city manager." "I am not in favor of it," stated Gardner. "I am not going to move forward and bring somebody else into this mess, because it has not been cleared up. The man continues to spill out what I believe are fabrications and embellishments. And they certainly do not coincide with what I have seen in reports. So I am not in favor of moving forward to hire anybody." Commissioner Rick Miller explained that he felt bringing the issue to light again would open the city to liability issues. Commissioner Rodriguez defended himself in the face of the Sunshine Law accusation. "There's been no discussion with Commissioner Gardner or the Mayor," he said. "I vote with my heart. I vote what I think is best for the citizens of Clewiston. I know how everybody's going to vote. For the past two years its been three to two. There's no secret that when we come here we know how people are going to vote." Rodriguez went on to say, "I know that we're being investigated, like the Mayor said, and that's ne. We'll go through the process because I know that, myself, I haven't done anything unethical up here." Mayor Roland then explained that his main concern was in choosing a city manager who would do a good job for the city, but that he cannot ignore the evidence that Commissioner Gardner brought to the board. "I am disgusted with the things that I've read," said Mayor Roland. "I mean, and I agree with you, Rick. I don't want to do this, I can tell you that. But I also made a motion to pay Steve McKown for six months severance pay so that this commission could heal and we could go forward. And it really aggravates me with the things that've been done. "And I've said many times over the past two and a half months I wish I'd have never done that,' because of the things that have been in the newspapers and that I've heard around town about different things. And then it was a real slap in the face to get called Friday and come down and have Marilyn [McCorvey] and the Chief [Don Gutshall] inform me that we're being investigated." At this time the public was given the opportunity to comment on the matter, with Terry Gardner stepping up to speak rst. "I am very nervous standing here because I am going to take it in the neck when I get home tonight," said Terry, who is Commissioner Gardner's husband. "I think this ethics issue is something that is long overdue and I would like for the ethics committee to investigate this commission and the previous commission at the start of three years ago." Among the comments made were citizens asking for the commission to move forward with getting a city manager, while some asked for the commission to hold off. Others just wanted the commission to choose carefully and explore all options. When it came time to vote, Commissioner Pittman was the rst to ask for the discussion to be tabled. Commissioner Miller quickly seconded the motion, as Mayor Roland called out for all those in favor. A resounding "nay" came from both Commissioner Rodriguez and Mayor Roland. All eyes turned to Commissioner Gardner for the nal say regarding the issue, who was in favor of tabling the discussion until the next meeting, which will be held on April 1. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 21, 2013 MANAGERContinued  1 ego Street in Clewiston during the early morning hours of May 19. Workers jumped into the water and managed to extract her from the overturned vehicle. Ramirez was found unconscious in an air pocket inside the vehicle. Unfortunately, her two-year-old son, Alex, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol would soon announce Ramirez as a suspect in the case after the woman was found with a high level of alcohol in her system. The charges underscored the gravity of the case: Hermelinda should not have been driving by any account. She did not have a license to be driving, and the level of her intoxication was more than twice the legal limit. 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