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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publication Date: 04-04-2013
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SUBMITTED PHOTOSEaster photos that were submitted from around the community. From left to right: Noah, submitted by Kristyn A. Gunn; Children r eady to start the race at their Easter egg hunt, submitted by Julie Valdes; Kinsli Williams, submitted Candace Sanchez. A big thank you to everyone who sent in photos! For more submi ssions, turn to page 6. BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comFlorida League of Cities, Principal Finance, and Securian started off the April 1 city commission meeting with presentations regarding the pension plan for commissioners and city staff. At a previous meeting commissioners instructed staff to choose the top three companies that should be looked at regarding the plan, which was narrowed down from 11 original applicants. All three companies presented to the board why the city should go with their company. However, a nal decision was not reached, as commissioners want to review all of the information and have their consultant compare the three. After that the next few agenda items went fairly quickly, with the discussion regarding the possible contract with Angie Brewer & Associates, to work with them on a funding analysis and strategy for Airglades Industrial Park, being tabled due to a request from Mayor Phillip Roland, as he had other information that he was looking into and wanted to bring to the board at a later time. The consideration of changing the All Juice and Beverages draw schedule was also tabled until the next meeting in order to allow Commissioner Jimmy Pittman to learn more about the issue and advise the board on what decision would be best to go with, and the paving project for 2013 was awarded in two separate parts. With those affairs tended to, the commission shifted its focus to the previously tabled discussion regarding the empty city manager position. At the city's March 21 meeting, allegations arose from Commissioner Mali Gardner, who wanted to bring to light a few of the inappropriate things that she felt the past city manager, who was red without cause and given a nearly $50,000 severance package, had been saying in newspaper articles. "I know that at the last commission meeting I was not willing to move forward until I heard from our city atBY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comThe annual Spring Cleaning is in our midst again, uniting residents to educate themselves on what littering does to the environment. And what better way to recognize this than by cleaning up the streets of Clewiston? With this being the seventh year that the Spring Cleaning event is being held, Public Works Director, Sean Schef er, expects a big turn out. "Last year we had over 100 people," explained Schef er. "We covered over 100 blocks, had 18 sponsors, picked up 1,140 pounds of liter, recycled 100 pounds of plastic and glass bottles, and collected 1,020 pounds of junk." After the last seven years, Schef er feels he has nally gured out the perfect concoction of when, where, and how to hold the event. Beginning at 8 a.m., the event goes on for three hours, and then a free lunch is provided, along with a raf e for those who participate for a variety of prizes donated by sponsors of the event. However, Schef er is very adamant in his belief that picking up litter should not be something that is done T, A P H C P R P V. N SEE CLEANING  14 SEE MANAGER  16 Cleaning up the Streets Al Perry Named City Manager Easter Fun in Clewiston!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call today for an appointment to try Dailies atFamily Eye Care (863) 675-0761 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013

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Relay For Life Survivor’s DinnerAll cancer survivors and family members are invited to the Relay For Life Survivor’s Dinner on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at Clewiston High School The event is sponsored by the Clewiston Rotary Club and is offered at no cost. The community is encouraged to come out and participate in the Relay for Life and walk the track and support the teams from our community. During the Luminaria Ceremony Friday night, we remember people lost to cancer and honor those who have fought or are ghting against the disease. Gospel SingOn Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m., there will be a Gospel Sing at Swindle’s Big Red Barn. They are located just west of Clewiston, off of Hwy 27. The Shock Sisters, who are from LaBelle and range from ages nine to 17, will be performing.Annual Medical Mission Trip to NicaraguaJuly 2013 will be the fth year that many volunteers have traveled to Nicaragua to provide medical care and medications to needy families, along with Vacation Bible School for hundreds of children. All proceeds raised from this golf tournament will help to nancially support our medical mission work in Nicaragua. Support this great cause at the Clewiston Golf and County Club on April 6 at 8 a.m. There is a cost; lunch, goody bags and prizes are included. Additional ways you can help: Charitable contributions Children’s tooth brushes and toothpaste Crayons and coloring books Medical supplies such as gloves, gauze, band-aids, medical tape, cold compress, and alcohol wipes. You can send all donations to the Clewiston Community Presbyterian Church, which is located at 407 Royal Palm Ave. For more information, please call 863-8732547.Class of 1983 Reunion The Class of 1983 is having their 30 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.Wonder Woman or Just Wonderful?Women’s Spring Retreat is open to all women on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Stitt Ranch, 4513 US Hwy. 27. Bring your Bible, lawn chair, hat, sunscreen, and a friend or two. A $10 donation to help cover lunch and expenses appreciated. Sponsored by WINGS Women IN God’s Service. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.2013 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 would like to 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) 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 863-983-4437.540 Hours of VPKApply now for your four year old to be placed in a lottery for a school-year, full day Pre-Kindergarten opportunity to be held at two district school sites. For more information, please call 863-674-4108 or 863-983-1508. Application packets can be picked up at 475 E. Osceola in Clewiston or at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Children must turn four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. Applications must be completed by May 31.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 561-6558944, 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. Prostate cancer, the most common non-skin cancer in America, affects one in six men. Knowing your risk can help you get diagnosed more quickly:AgeAlthough only one in 10,000 men under 40 will be diagnosed, the rate shoots up to one in 38 for ages 40 to 59, and one in 15 for ages 60 to 69.RaceAfrican-American men are the most likely to develop prostate cancer. Asian men living in Asia are the least likely. GeneticsMen with a family history of prostate cancer are more likely to develop the disease. For more information on risk factors and healthy living tips that may help to decrease your chance of developing prostate cancer, please visit www.PCF.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Know Your Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Carolina Wren breeds in the eastern United States, southern Ontario, and some locations in southwest Quebec. Three subspecies of Carolina Wren breed in Florida. This shy bird is heard more often than seen. Its winter range in the United States has expanded farther north in recent decades. These small chunky birds have a round body. Their long tail is often cocked upward while they are foraging for food and downward when singing. They have a large head with a little neck and a long dark slender bill that curves upward. Males and females are a bright, un-patterned cinnamon brown above and warm buffy-orange below with a long white eyebrow stripe, and white chin and throat. Carolina Wrens constantly defend their territory with constant singing or piercing scolding as they chase intruders away. One captive male Carolina Wren was recorded singing over 3,000 times in one day. Only males sing the loud songs with each male having up to several dozen song variations. Their call is louder than the female. Some common calls are “tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle,” and “tweedle, tweedle, tweedle”. Wrens will y into surfaces with an audible whirring of their wings. They “drum” palmettos in Florida in this way in an attempt to get intruders to show themselves. These Wrens prefer foraging in habitat with shrubs or dense vegetation in wooded areas and rural and suburban yards. They move around these areas and up and down tree trucks in search of insects and fruit, but occasionally eat lizards, frogs, or snakes. A pair of Carolina Wrens bond for life and will stay in their territory year-round where they search for food and move around together. In forests the pair builds their nests together in cavities, tree roots, palm fronds, and overhangs. Around houses they make use of almost anything, which can include barns, discarded ower pots, hanging baskets, mailboxes, or garages. One of the bonded pair often stays at the nest site while the other gathers nesting material. They build a bulky cup-shaped nest with a side entrance. The nest is lined with bark strips, dried grasses, pine needles, hair, feathers, straw, and a piece of shed snakeskin or strips of plastic. Two or more broods of Carolina Wrens are raised from late February into September. Three to ve white eggs speckled with reddish-brown spots are incubated for 12 to 16 days with the young leaving the nest when they are 12 days old. Go to the Hendry-Glades Audubon website for information about the Stormwater Treatment Area 5 driving trips. There are openings for the April 27th trip and the monthly trips scheduled May through October. Reservations are required. Send an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-6740695 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 January 4, 2014 visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding Fun: Carolina Wren (CARW) Margaret England PHOTO / KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERCarolina Wren.

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March rainfall levels were below average; April is historically a dry monthHighlighting an ongoing commitment to water conservation, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is observing April as Water Conservation Month. This follows a month of drier-than-average weather and a 20122013 dry season that has seen only 50 percent of average rainfall. “Each year, Water Conservation Month is a helpful reminder that there are many ways to reduce demand on South Florida’s limited water resources,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker. “Water conservation has been and will continue to be a critical tool in our water supply planning efforts.” For 15 consecutive years, Florida has recognized Water Conservation Month in April, the height of the South Florida dry season. While the District is not currently in a water shortage or drought, at least part of the region was in a drought at some point in six of the last eight years. A long-term commitment to water conservation helps to minimize the impact of dry times.Dry Season Rainfall UpdateFollowing a Valentine’s Day storm that boosted February’s rainfall total and regional water supplies, March ended with scant opportunities to recharge the system. An average of only 1.10 inches fell from Orlando to the Florida Keys, representing 35 percent of average, or a de cit of 2.04 inches. All 16 counties in the District experienced below-average rainfall, with Martin and St. Lucie counties—along with eastern Palm Beach and Broward counties—recording some of the largest de cits. The Southwest Coast also experienced dry conditions, with 0.90 inches of rain representing 31 percent of average, or a de cit of 1.96 inches. These dry conditions increased the overall 2012-2013 dry season rainfall de cit to 5.77 inches, or 50 percent of average from November 1 to date. While water levels remain positioned at adequate levels in most areas, evapotranspiration, the loss of water from the ground and growing plants, increases in April, speeding the decline in surface water levels.Water Conservation is a Year-Round EthicWater conservation is essential year-round for addressing the impacts of weather extremes and growing demands on a limited water supply needed by South Florida’s 7.7 million residents, economy and environment. Water conservation can be practiced indoors and outside. Examples include installing a lowow aerator on your sink, watering the lawn based on its actual needs or installing lowow appliances, such as a showerhead or energy-ef cient washing machine. When water shortage orders are not in place, the District follows Year-Round Water Conservation Measures that target outdoor irrigation, which accounts for up to half of the water used per person per day in South Florida. The YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule is just one of many initiatives implemented under the District’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Program. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL SPRING Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ABE 9900004-312 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-312 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ESOL 9900040-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 8:30am-11:30am $30 $120 Mr.Way C.A.S. Mrs.Rentas Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-313 Mon/Tues/Wed 04/02/13 06/05/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-313 Mon/Tues/Wed 04/02/13 06/05/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab ESOL 9900040-312 Mon/Tues/Thurs 04/02/13 06/06/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Jean C.A.S. ESOL 9900040-313 Tues/Thurs 04/03/13 06/06/13 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 Mrs. De La Salas Monturas Club House Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher E91010P-311 T .B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. $95 Mrs. Way C.A.S.Hendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Gary Break“eld Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 SFWMD Recognizes April as Water Conservation Month “Water conservation has been and will continue to be a critical tool in our water supply planning efforts.”SFWMD Executive Director, Melissa L. Meeker BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsNational Public Health Week is always recognized the rst full week of April. This year, it is being recognized from April 1 through 7 and the theme is: “Public Health is Return on Investment (ROI): Save Lives, Save Money.” Communities across the Nation have observed National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize some of the many contributions of public health, and to highlight some of the issues that are important to improve our nation’s health and safety. This year’s theme was developed to highlight the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems to help prevent disease, save lives, and curb health care spending. As a community, we are part of the public health system and can work together as a community to encourage folks to take preventive measures to help improve their lives. Let’s make prevention work for us. Small steps can lead to big changes. It’s so important to educate the public, policy makers, and healthcare providers about issues related to health and what an impact public health has made over the years. During National Public Health Week, there will be daily themes which include: Ensuring a safe and healthy home for your family Providing a safe environment for children at school Creating a healthy workplace Protecting you while you are on the move Empowering a healthy community National Public Health Week is a time for our community to unite around critical public health issues and focus our collective power on the goal of helping people to live longer, happier, healthier lives. National Public Health Week We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Clifton Bernard Morningstar, 67GLADES COUNTY — Clifton Bernard Morningstar passed away after a long battle with cancer on March 16, 2013 at, Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. He was born on Aug. 11, 1945 at Gar eld Hospital, Wash. D.C., son of Charles & Betty Morningstar and step-son of June Morningstar. He is survived by his father, Charles Morningstar of Moore Haven, Fla.; sister, Nila Morningstar and husband, Anthony Ayers of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.; daughters, Theresa Horton and husband Mike Horton of Monrovia, Md. and Tammy Torrel, Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters; one grandson; and two greatgrandsons.; nephew, Mark Morningstar of Ocala, Fla.; nieces, Jennifer Morningstar of Frederick, Md. and Sharon Whitaker of Seattle, Wash. He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Morningstar Allnutt; step-mother, June Morningstar; brother, Glenn Morningstar; and nephew, Jimmie W. Morningstar. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., April 20, 2013 at Christian Church of Moore Haven, with Pastor John Booher of ciating.G. Patrick Baldree, 65MENTOR, OHIO — G. Patrick Baldree passed away at his home Saturday, March 23, 2013. Born May 31, 1948 in Tampa, Fla., he was raised in Clewiston, Fla., and accepted a scholarship to play football for Fairmont State College (WV), where he was part of their National Championship team in 1967. He moved to northeast Ohio where he taught and coached several sports for Painesville City and Mentor schools. He was also an entrepreneur owning several companies throughout his life including a saw mill and Baldree Sealcoating. He leaves behind his mother V. Frances Prince Deese; his loving wife of 20 years Jo Ann M. Srnovrsnik Baldree; and his two children, Angela T. Baldree and Patrick J. (Stephanie) Baldree; step-children Jeff Phillips, Peter Phillips, Timothy Phillips, and Stacey (Stephen) Macecevic; grandchildren Patrick J. Baldree, Jr., Joseph M. Baldree, Kyle and Kaylee Phillips, Justin Phillips, and Evan and Ayla Macecevic; sisters E. Oveida (Paul) Shackelford and O. Gayle (Mike) Davis, and brother M. Micheal (Vicky) Baldree; mother-in-law Margaret Srnovrsnik; and brothers-inlaw Peter (Faye) Srnick and Paul (Karen) Sirnick; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Aaron P. Baldree and father-in-law Peter Srnovrsnik. Services were held in Ohio at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio 44095 on Thursday, March 28, 2013. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held in Lake City, Florida on May 12, 2013. The time and place of the memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online obituary and condolences can be found at www.monreal.com Arthur V. Francis, 65LABELLE — Arthur V. Francis, son of Jud and Mildred (Ward) Francis, passed into the arms o f our Lord on Sat., Mar. 30, 2013. Arthur was born Nov. 20, 1947 in Clewiston, Fla. He served in the US Army. He was a Vietman Veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart and many other awards. Arthur is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Cathy Ratliff. Arthur leaves to cherish his memory Sandy; his daughters, Ammie Blair, Freda Francis and Renee Senokossoff; grandchildren, Presley and Payce; brother, Rusty Francis; sisters, Beck y (Dick) Chastain and Judy (Gene) McClure. Funeral services will be a Bay Pines National Cemetery with a memorial service and burial at Ft. Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle, Fla. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 OBITUARIESDUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested March 31 by Sergeant Malley Se Jason Douglas Thorne, 34Fugitive from justice in state Arrested March 28 by Ofc. Rojas in O Marvin Jaimes, 19Aggravated battery Arrested March 30 by Ofc. Rojas O Ingris Lezeth Sincliar, 21Fugitive from justice Arrested March 31 by Ofc. Bozzi O Raymond Colt Ashley, 39 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. SUBMITTED PHOTOEaster photo submitted by Dani Jo Crane. SUBMITTED PHOTOEaster photo submitted by Brianda Ramierz of her daughter and daughter’s cousin. SUBMITTED PHOTOEaster photo submitted by Frances Vasquez of her son, Christopher. More Easter Fun

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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. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62/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 $3.61/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 30.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 19.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 28.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “Gas prices in March came in like a lion and are going out like a lamb,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “For the rst time in a decade gasoline prices are going to be lower at the end of March than the beginning. GasBuddy data shows that the last time this happened was in 2003 when prices fell a nickle between the start of the month and the conclusion. Essentially what we’re seeing here this month is perhaps the largest monthly decrease ever during the month of Marcha month that has almost always seen prices nishing the month substantially higher than where they entered,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are higher here than in other states, according to a University of Florida study. It showed local food represents about 20 percent of all Florida food purchased for at-home consumption, except restaurant take-out food, said Alan Hodges, an Extension scientist with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The study was based on a statewide consumer survey. Prior estimates from other states had local food accounting for about 5 percent of all food sales, he said. “We are doing relatively better in Florida, in moving toward food self-suf ciency,” Hodges said. “I can only attribute that to the favorable year-round growing conditions we have for fruits and vegetables.” Hodges’ study is part of a larger project that involves consumer preferences about local food, said Tracy Irani, a UF professor of agricultural education and communication and development director for the Center for Public Issues Education, or the PIE Center. Irani and graduate assistant Joy Goodwin headed the portion of the project that examined consumer preferences. Irani said data suggest local food sales might be up because consumers are paying closer attention to the things they eat, due to nutrition and health coverage in the media. Increased awareness results in increased sales, she said. However, consumer participants said their purchase of local food would be likely to increase with increased advertising and marketing of local foods. “Consumers perceive that there are health, quality and economic bene ts to locally grown,” Goodwin said. “That will continue to motivate purchase behavior, all other things being equal.” Projections based on the statewide consumer survey indicate that local food sales in Florida totaled $8.3 billion in a one-year period. An estimated $6.1 billion was spent at grocery stores but only $320 million in restaurants, Hodges said. “Restaurants have huge potential there to buy locally produced meats, vegetables and other items,” Hodges said. “My suggestion is, if you want to see more local food on the menu at your favorite dining spot, ask for it.” Hodges and postdoctoral research associate Thomas Stevens headed the economic study. They mailed surveys to 7,500 Florida households, receiving about 1,600 responses. The researchers took survey results and used regional economic analysis computer software to make projections about local food sales statewide. The survey was mailed in mid-2012 and asked respondents about the previous year’s purchases. Some highlights of the results: Two-thirds of respondents said someone in the household bought local food at least once in the previous year. Among all Florida households, 62 percent bought local foods at farmers’ markets, 53 percent from retail supermarkets, 28 percent from restaurants, and 5 percent from community-supported agriculture or other direct transactions. The average spent on local food was $1,114 per household. That number was higher in Central and North Central Florida, compared with South Florida or the Panhandle. Almost three-fourths of the total estimated revenue — $6.1 billion –was spent on local food at retail grocery stores. Consumers also spent $1.8 billion at farmers’ markets, roadside stands and U-pick farms. Restaurants and other food-service establishments accounted for $320 million, and other prearranged farm-to-consumer sales totaled $103 million. Because there is no accepted de nition of what constitutes “local” food, Hodges’ survey allowed respondents to de ne the term – and most often de ned it as food produced within 100 miles of the consumer, he said. The study is available on Hodges’ website, at http://tinyurl.com/cg8v3lc. The larger project investigates ways of connecting farmers and consumers. It’s supported by a specialty crops block grant obtained by the UF/IFAS PIE Center. Information about the larger project is available at http://piecenter.com/localfood. The grant was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the study also received support from Alachua County and UF’s of ces of sustainability. Local Food Makes Up 20 Percent of Florida’s Eat-at-home Market

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BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.com“One of the biggest issues we have in our schools in Hendry County is not illegal cocaine or marijuana, it’s perfectly legal prescription drugs,” stated Paul Puletti, Superintendent of Hendry County School, at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Prescription painkillers killed nearly 15,000 people in the U.S. in 2008; killing more people than street drugs. In Florida and many other states, they caused more deaths than motor vehicle accidents, according to drugfreehendry.com. Bianca Ross, Program Coordinator for Drug Free Hendry County, explained that each year the Middle and High Schools of Hendry County administer a “Student Social Norms Survey,” with this year being the rst time that questions about prescription drug use were included. According to those results, 8.9 percent of high school students reported having abused a prescription pain reliever, which means that the student used a prescription drug not prescribed to them, used a drug in a manner that was not intended for, or took more than prescribed. While the high school rates are slightly below the state average, the middle school rates are a different story. With 4.5 percent of middle school students reporting having abused a prescription pain reliever, these statistics are slightly above the state average. “Even if you believe your teen is just ‘experimenting,’ it’s important to take action right away,” says Ross. “If you are at all concerned about your child or even just have a bad feeling you can, and should, intervene.” According to the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, local Hendry County teens are engaging in high-risk prescription drug experimentation more than any other youth in the state. Setting tighter limits with clear consequences, getting outside help and support if necessary, having productive conversations with your child while remaining calm and sharing concerns and listening, and closely monitoring your child’s behavior and activities are all measures that Ross explains can be taken in the event of any suspicion arising regarding your child. Ross explains that most teens perceive that their peers are doing more illegal narcotics than they actually are, and feels that if teens know what the real percentages are that they will feel empowered to stand up against illegal drug use. “One of our main objectives is to teach the students, teachers, and parents the real norm that most teens choose not to use any drugs,” said Ross. Asked to provide information from the school district for this article, Superintendent Puletti declined to comment. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 Dear editor, I’m sending this email as a concerned parent and Clewiston resident. I want to know why the stop light on the corner of Olympia street and Sugarland Highway was not functioning for two full days. When I rst saw that the street light was not working properly, I drove cautiously and assumed that it would be xed by the end of the night. But not everybody who drives through the main road in our town is aware of the fact that this street light is not meant to function in that way, and therefore are not as cautious as residents who know better. When it was not xed the next day, I was completely shocked. Many may try to use the excuse of “nobody called this in,” but what about our police of cers? Our sheriff’s department? Are you honestly going to tell me that nobody called this in? Because if our police of cers, who are meant to protect this city, did not call it in, then that is even more shocking. This is a small town. Our utilities department knew that there was something wrong, but waited to x it until Monday. Not only is this dangerous, but it sets the city up for liability. If our utilities department was made aware of this situation and let it sit for two days and a bad collision just so happened to occur because of that street light, WE would be at fault. The taxpayers’ money would be going to pay for that, because our utilities department is not responsible enough to go and x a street light, which took them less than an hour to do, until they have to work on the following Monday. If Kevin McCarthy were still working as the utilities director this would not have happened, and this would have been xed as soon as it was called in. I want a good reason why this wasn’t xed in a reasonable amount of time, because I am not going to be paying for something that the city has screwed up. I understand it’s a transition from having a director, but that is no excuse. This is something that many people don’t think about until something bad happens. Until a child trying to cross the street, which doesn’t have a properly working street light, to get to the shave ice is hit by a car; until a bad collision happens because a car is trying to slow down and yield in order to proceed with caution and a truck slams into them; until a car on Olympia Street needs to go straight and decides to go across the highway and gets hit by oncoming traf c. But these are the things that nobody ever thinks about until it’s too late! A street light not functioning for two full days, or even one full day, is not acceptable, and I hope that something is done to ensure that this does not happen again in the future, for the safety of our residents and those just passing through; for the safety of our children. I hope that this is brought up at our next city meeting and the mayor asks whoever would be in charge of these types of issues what happened and why it wasn’t xed in an appropriate amount of time because this is not okay and should not go unnoticed or not be talked about.Thank you, A concerned resident SPEAK OUT Prescription Drugs a Problem in Hendry County Schools?

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CLEWISTON Begin a rewarding new career that ts your talents and goals! Leave “boring” behind and discover the friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere of Bealls Outlet! STORE MANAGERRetail Management experience with clothing preferred. We offer an excellent bene ts package as well as advancement opportunities! Please forward your resume to: bbreaux@beallsinc.com EOE Service Truck Operator/Truck DriverKing Ranch-Florida currently has a full time, year round position available in the South Bay area for Service Truck Operator/Truck Driver, must possess a valid CDL license with class A and Tankers/ Hazmat endorsements. Main duties include fueling and maintenance of all farm equipment and also driving a lowboy with atbed trailer and must be able to work weekends and holidays. Full bene t package available including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401(k). Paid vacations, sick days and holidays. For an application please call (561)996-7257. Drug-Free Workplace EOE. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013

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Everglades Federal Credit Union Full Time Positions Available Must have excellent communication & organizational skills, typing skills & be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a +. May apply in person or email resume to: loans@everglades fcu.com. Grader OperatorCentral County Water Control District is hiring an experienced Grader Operator with a Class B CDL, clean driving record a must, And must be able to keep written records. Job duties vary with seasons. Drug screening required before hiring. Applications are being accepted 8am to 4pm in Montura at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St., Clewiston. This is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Three Openings• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com CAREGIVERS WANTED Must have experience. Please call: 863-612-5100.Environmental Services/Janitorial Responsible for housekeeping duties. Experience with minor repairs and handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to: (863) 983-9604 or apply at: FL Community Health Center 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL e-mail: hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP 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. 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 651 SE 4th St. Renovated 2BR/1BA with extra room (could be used as 3rd bedroom). W/D hookup, very quiet neighborhood. $575mo. 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 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.netCLEWISTON 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. Montura Ranch Estates 1 acre lot. Lot is developed and ready for a home. Call 863-673-6500. 3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. For Sale 1983 – 17 ft Aluminum Boat w/ trailer & 1993 – 48 Horse Evenrude w/ electric trim $1,800 Call: 863-805-8795 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000695XXYMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS, VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A. JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; et al, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated. March 12, 2013; and entered in Case No. 262012CA000695XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA. is Plaintiff and VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; RICHARD GRANADOS GOMEZ, A MINOR; YESENIA GRANADOS, A MINOR; UNKNOWN TENANT NO 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY THEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK C, BRIDLEWOOD SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1990 LIBERTY HOMES MOBILE HOME VIN #S 10L21780X/10L2178OU. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on March 13, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.coni 439112 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000509XXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ENRIQUE TOLEDO A/K/A ENRIQUE E. TOLEDO; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262012CA000509XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA. is Plaintiff and ENRIQUE TOLEDO A/K/A ENRIQUE E. TOLEDO; MERCEDES D. JUAREZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, PI,. 33935 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE NORTH 40 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1155 1N MONTURA RANCH ESTATES ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on March 13, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /s/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group PA. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegaIgropp,com 439110 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a special Board meeting Thursday, April 11th in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 439918 CN 4/4/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/19/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 Dogde 1B3ES47Y9WD641136 1995 Ford 2FALP71W5SX171423 440030 CN 4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 22-2012-CA-000084 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSO R BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. DORIS E. ALLEN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment o f Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2012CA-000084 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank, Successor by Merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Doris E. Allen; Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc.; and Unknown Tenant(s), N/K/A Linda E. Keagle, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J., Moore Haven, FL 33471, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on 4-18-13, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, BUCKHEAD RIDGE FOURTH ADDITION, IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTE R THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTE R 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Glades County, Florida, this 13th day of March, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN, CLER K Glades County, Florida BY: /S/ Tina Espinosa Deputy Cler k 439564 GCD 3/28;4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2012-CA-000077 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. RANDALL WIMBERLY. et al., Defendant(st. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 11, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2012-CA-000077 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherijn WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and RANDALL WIMBERLY; SHELLEY WIMBERLY A/K/A SHELLEY E. WIMBERLY; PORT LABELLE RANCHETTES PROPERTY OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, BLOCK 2, PORT LABELLE RANCHETTES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 104 THROUGH 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 62720 SW FRONTIER CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 18, 2013. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance wish the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation 6 participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 439578 CN 4/4,11/2013 PUBLIC NOTICEPer Florida Administrative Code 64B8-10.002 (4) This notice is to inform you, effective April 5th, 2013 the practice of Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D., P.A will cease operations and will no longer see patients at the LaBelle location. Arrangements have been made by Dr. Guadiz for you to access your current medical record. Your record may be obtained by contacting Dr. Guadiz’s former practice at 863-675-2148 where a representative will provide you with the necessary Authorization for Release for your signature if you have not already completed the form. Authorization for Release of health information can be submitted to the following address:P.O. Box 249, LaBelle, Florida 33975 Fax # 863-675-7078 Phone # 863-675-2148 439001 CB 3/28;4/4,11,18/2013 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 Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Business Opportunities Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Sale Apartments Lots Sale Mobile HomeSale Boats Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice P u bli c N ot i ce Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner 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! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013

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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 1295 2009 1134432-A0001520100 Allan V. & Lawanda Thomas The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3085, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439596 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1293 2009 1134432-A0001400000 Milton & Maria Martinez The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3084, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439591 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1281 2009 1134432-A0001180000 Jesus F. Aleman The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3651, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439452 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1280 2009 1134432-A0001160100 Louis M. Marcisse & Marie Claire Pady The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, 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 3656, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439449 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1272 2009 1134432-A0001030100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, 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 a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3660 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439297 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATES FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHALL HOLD ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS OF APRIL, 2013, THROUGH MARCH, 2014, ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: APRIL 17, 2013; MAY 15, 2013; JUNE 19, 2013; JULY 17, 2013; AUGUST 21, 2013; SEPTEMBER 18, 2013; OCTOBER 16, 2013; NOVEMBER 20, 2013; DECEMBER 18, 2013; JANUARY 15, 2014; FEBRUARY 19, 2014; AND MARCH 19, 2014. ALL OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS REFERENCED ABOVE SHALL BEGIN AT 10:30 A.M. AND SHALL BE HELD AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETINGS IS TO CONDUCT NORMAL DISTRICT BUSINESS AND TO TAKE ANY AND ALL OFFICIAL ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETINGS IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 440204 CN 4/4/2013 AVISO DE TALLER/REUNION ESPECIAL DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se noti ca que la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central llevar a cabo un taller/reunin especial el mircoles, 10 de abril de 2013 a las 7 pm en la Sala de Conferencia del Condado Central, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. El propsito de esta reunin es para hablar y negociar los honorarios del Ingeniero, y cualquier otro asunto que se pueda plantear ante la Junta. REQUERIMIENTOS ESPECIALES: SI USTED REQUIERE ASISTENCIA O SERVICIOS ESPECIALES DE ACUERDO A LA LEY PARA ESTADOUNIDENSES CON DISCAPACIDADES, POR FAVOR COMUNIQUESE CON LA OFICINA DE LA SECRETARIA DEL DISTRITO AL (863)983-5797, CON CINCO (5) DIAS DE ANTICIPACION DE LA FECHA INDICADA ARRIBA. DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL 440171 CN 4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISON DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, SOLELY AS TRUSTEE A ND NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED T RUST, SERIES INABS 2006-B UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING A GREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2006 Plaintiff(s), vs. IDALIA RODRIGUEZ; et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY T O: ELIER FONTERIZ residence unknown but whose last known address is 439 E VENTURA AVENUE CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs,devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to wit: THE WEST 37 1/2 FEET OF LOT 2, A ND THE EAST 25 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 368, GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING T O THE MAP OR PLAY THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAY BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 71 THRU 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A 439-41 EAST VENT URA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440. more commonly known as 439E V ENTURA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it or Plaintiff’s attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, T ampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 28th day of March, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER HENDRY County, Florida By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. 440036 CN 4/4,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000119 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Felix Hernandez; Maria Jesus Vardez; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under, or against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim in interest as Spose, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under, or against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim in interest as Spose, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated March 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Felix Hernandez 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: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH WEST ONE-QUATER OF THE NORTH WEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTH EAST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTH WEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 15, 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 440069 CN 4/4,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22 2009 CA 000286 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ, et al., Defendant(st. NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 15, 2013 and entered in Case No. 22 2009 ca 000286 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherijn WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and MAIRCELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 27, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 66, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16801 INWOOD ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person ilaiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 18, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113794 SELENE-CONVTeam 4 F09113794**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance wish the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation 6 participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 439578 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000045CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. RAFAEL GARCIA, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: CARLOTA MORERA ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 693 EVERCANE ROAD, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant arid such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown name Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property towit: THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1670.25 FEET OF THE WEST 120 FEET OF THE EAST 170 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH LAND AND MOBILE HOME, 1989, HOMES OF MERIT, VIN#FLHMBWH25927862, FLA417379 WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN 319.261 FLA. STAT., SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. more commonly known as: 693 EVERCANE ROAD, CLEWISTON FL 33440 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it On the Plaintiff’s attorney, FLORIDA FORECLOSURE, ATTORNEYS, PLLC, whose address is 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication, response due by April 27, 2013, and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 20th day of March, 2013. Clerk of the Court HENDRY County, Florida By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 439372 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 439923 CN 4/4/2013 INVITATION TO RESPOND TO THE REQUEST FOR RESPONSES/BIDS BY GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR THE MANUFACTURING AND INSTALLATION OF A CULVERT REPLACEMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SEALED RESPONSES/BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT (THE “DISTRICT”) AT JOHNSON-PREWITT AND ASSOCIATES, INC., ATTN: SOMMER FOSTER, 850 WEST VENTURA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440, UNTIL 3:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013. THE SEALED RESPONSES MUST CONTAIN THE ORIGINAL COMPLETED RESPONSE DOCUMENTS AND FIVE (5) COPIES, INCLUDING ONE (1) ORIGINAL, OF THE COMPLETED RESPONSE DOCUMENTS. THE PURPOSE OF THE DISTRICT’S RECEIPT OF SEALED RESPONSES/BIDS WILL BE TO SELECT AN INDIVIDUAL/FIRM WHO IS INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED TO PERFORM THE MANUFACTURING AND INSTALLATION OF A CULVERT REPLACEMENT FOR THE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THE DISTRICT’S SPECIFICATIONS. INTERESTED RESPONDERS MAY OBTAIN A PACKET OF INFORMATION SPECIFYING DETAILS REGARDING THE RESPONSE AND SELECTION PROCESS AT JOHNSON-PREWITT AND ASSOCIATES, INC., 850 WEST VENTURA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440. ANY RESPONSE RECEIVED AFTER THE RESPONSE DEADLINE OF 3:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESPONSES DELAYED FOR ANY REASON SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED. LATE RESPONSES WILL BE RETURNED TO THE RESPONDANT UNOPENED. FAXED AND ELECTRONICALLY MAILED RESPONSES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THE DISTRICT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL RESPONSES IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. THE DISTRICT ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE IRREGULARITIES AND TECHNICALITIES AND TO READVERTISE FOR ADDITIONAL RESPONSES. THE DISTRICT INTENDS TO SELECT THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE BID. ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES RELATED TO PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF A RESPONSE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESPONDER. THE DISTRICT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR MARITAL STATUS. 439915 CN 4/4/2013 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1M01 Drainage improvements, milling and resurfacing, base work, curb and gutters, sidewalks, signing and pavement marking and utility modi cations. Manatee; Budget Estimate $190,949.00 E1M64 Landscaping on State Road 25 from State Road 540. Polk; Budget Estimate $175,000.00 E1M65 -Guardrail Repair and Replacement. Charlotte & Lee; Budget Estimate $120,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M66 -Mechanical Road and Bridge Sweeping. Highlands & Okeechobee; Budget Estimate $16,000.00 E1M67 Repair of Non-Paved Shoulders/Slopes and Sodding. Charlotte & Lee; Budget Estimate $500,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M68 -Tree Trimming and Removal, Clearing and Grubbing, and Power Shearing. Polk; Budget Estimate $200,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M69 -Miscellaneous asphalt pavement repair. Polk; Budget Estimate $240,600.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M70 -Asphalt Repair. Contractor is required to have at least three (3) years of experience in the performance of Asphalt Paving, or the Project Superintendent must have at least three (3) years of like experience as a Superintendent. A Contractor that presently has a certi cate of prequali ed with the Department in “Hot Plant Mix Bituminous Course” will suf ce to meet the above requirements. The form may be obtained from the On-Line Ordering Site. Charlotte, Glades, Lee & Hendry; Budget Estimate $690,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M71 -Long Line Striping. Polk; Contractor is required to have at least three (3) years of experience in the performance of Pavement Markings, or the Project Superintendent must have at least three (3) years of like experience as a Superintendent. A Contractor that presently has a certi cate of prequali ed with the Department in “Pavement Markings” will suf ce to meet the above requirements. The form may be obtained from the On-Line Ordering Site. Budget Estimate $317,761.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M74 -Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, and Chemical Vegetation Control Using Inside Mowing Deck Application. Manatee; Budget Estimate $315,000.00 E1M76 Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, and Edging and Sweeping of Roadside and Storm Water Ponds. Charlotte; Budget Estimate $340,000.00 439315 CN/CB 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 3143 2008 2024329-670000C0040 Mary Pasco Est & Mary M. Brown & Annie M. Mitchell Lots 7, 8 and 9 in Block C of SUNSET PARK 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439295 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013

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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 1479 2009 1154432-A0002660000 Camilo Cejo Rodriguez and Doris Hernandez Fernandez The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2647 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439448 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, 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 201 2007 1184428-A0000160000 Fred E. Ayling The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439593 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Donald N. Thompson 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 3901 2009 4104329-06021930290 Solange Michel & Manitha Michel Lot 29, Block 2193 of PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439459 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1306 2009 1134432-A0001900100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3032 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439599 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1287 2009 1134432-A0001290100 Saulio Tuero The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3681, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439584 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pinot IV, LLC, 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 1250 2006 1254432A0001040000 Odalys Castro The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 1165, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439587 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC, 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 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Delta Aggrigate,LLC The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439601 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, 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 2581 2007 2024329-670000C0180 Columbus Carter Lots 34 and 35, Block C, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, also described as follows: From the Southwest corner of said Block C, go East along the North border of Collier Avenue a distance of 134.5 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 34 and the point-of-beginning; thence North 113 feet; thence East 100 feet; thence South 113 feet; thence West 100 feet to the point-of-beginning. 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439597 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC 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 2326 2005 2044329-A0000030000 Gerald McArthur & Darlene D. McArthur C/O Jason McArthur All that portion of Government Lot 4, West of the extension of a line bisecting Block 9, City of LaBelle, extended North through Government Lot 4, LESS Government right-of-way in Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGERTHER WITH that certain 30’ easement described in Paragraph #6 of that certain Final Decree for Partition entered in Case #2832 in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, dated February 3, 1967 and recorded in O.R. Book 99, Page 489, 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439451 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1322 2009 1134432-A0002570100 Gloria M. Martinez Mendez The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter 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 Tract 5436 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 May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439296 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays 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? 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOSHarvest of Hope community calendarIn order to raise funds for their graduation banquet and scholarship, the Harvest of Hope Clewiston High School 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. Twelve 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 there are some left. If you are interested, please contact Adriana Soto at 863-228-1433. SUBMITTED PHOTOClose Up Program for new AmericansCristina Pena, Leticia Raya, Maria Leon, Izai Sanchez, Maria Molina, and Celia Pena spent their Spring Break in Washington D.C. as participants of the Close Up Program for New Americans. They enjoyed a week of excitement visiting historical places, meeting important members of our government, and learning, close up, about our democratic system of government. once a year, but rather every day. “It didn’t really click or effect me until I was forced to start looking at how everything adds up,” said Schef er. While one household may not have much garbage on their own, the numbers quickly add up when looking at the big picture. “The issue of litter should be at the forefront of everybody’s mind,” said Schef er. “What you have to understand is that nearly everything that you use has chemicals in it and that all of those chemicals are going somewhere.” Where are these chemicals going? Into the ground, and then into the water, he explained. Schef er also explained that it is important to be proactive in cleaning up your neighborhood. What can you do? Set an example for others, especially children, by not littering. Reuse a grocery store/garbage bag and keep it in your car or on your bike. Take a bag with you when you go jogging and pick up litter that you see. Volunteer to help organize a cleanup. Report areas where people have been illegally dumping garbage and debris to your local public works of ce and ask that the material be removed. When you put out the trash at home, make sure that all garbage can lids are on tightly and that no trash will be able to y out. Pack a garbage-free lunch by using reusable plastic containers. This event is organized to educate the public and encourage residents to be proactive in the community. It does not have to be a chore to those who get involved. “When we have many hands involved, it’s easy and the labor is light,” explained Schef er, “and in three hours you can get a lot done.” That is evident, as shown in the results from last year’s clean up. To volunteer at this event show up on the corner of Royal Palm and Osceola at 8 a.m. on April 6. A lunch will be provided at 11 a.m. and prizes will be raf ed off shortly after. CLEANINGContinued  1 FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search ‘Clewiston News’

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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 NOW OPEN! CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration Spring Savings 15 Point Tune-up Only $6499 SINCE 1975 Hot Deals to keep You Cool !! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 Post-Easter ThoughtsBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ First United Methodist ChurchSomeone once told me that she didn’t need to participate in Church services that often because she didn’t “feel that sinful.” Her comment was a re ection of her understanding of the place of worship. Apparently, she viewed it as a kind of “spiritual penicillin” and missed out on the idea of worship as giving thanks or simply adoring God for what He has done. Participation in Church services is not something to do when you are feeling low and in need of a “ x” to carry you to the next low moment. I wondered about that kind of view and what it says about inner feelings of our natures. Is it in fact a view that we humans are really sinful, evil people and should engage in the struggle to overcome our humanness; or are we people who have been created in perfection and do human things to tarnish our image? As I read the story of creation in Genesis (Chapter 1), I note that God created all kinds of things…and God saw that it was good (v.25). When it came to creating people, God blessed them (v. 28) and then God saw all that He had made, and it was very (sic) good (v. 31). Well, the book goes on and the people mess up! (see Chapter 3). Did they ruin their goodness and have it somehow revoked? Or did they tarnish their image but not really undo what God had done when He said “It’s good stuff!” The thought that “I am a bad person” does not compute with what God made or did, nor the reason for His sending a Son. John 3:16 and 3:17 sum this up nicely. God loved the world. It isn’t in perfection that salvation rests; but in faith; “whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life (v.16).” “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world…” Of course not! What God made, He declared to be good; very good. As one of my acquaintances put it, “God don’t make no junk!” (Grammatically not perfect but very much to the point sentiment-wise!) People that are fearful because of their human imperfections/ weaknesses/sins/bad habits have some work to do, but they’ve missed the point. Evil lurks, people succumb, but that’s not the reason for missing the fact that we’re good stuff from the beginning. The idea that “God’ll getcha” denies His making good things and the reason for His son to have come. We are not here to mess ourselves up, but rather to grow and build on the good foundations that are ours by what God has made and intends. Perfection will come in the next life; fear about it in this life is misplaced. John’s rst Epistle speaks of what comes from the world, but it is in our love for God and one another, and God’s love for us, that we will nd our wholeness. The epistle points out that God’s Son made an atoning sacri ce for our sins, not that we loved God, but that He loved us (4:10). Why is there fear about salvation? It rests in our imperfect understanding of God’s love for us. John points out that “there is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear (4:18); fear has to do with punishment. The nature of God is to forgive. We may punish ourselves, but it is our imperfect understanding of God’s perfect love that gives rise to the fear that somehow we may not be good enough. One of my mentors cited the story of a minister visiting a member of his congregation and as he started to open the gate saw a large dog in the yard. “Will the dog bite,” he asked his member. “Only if you’re afraid of him,” came the reply. That’s it! We only get bitten when we’re afraid. Perfect love casts out fear. It’s our own doubts that give rise to fear. That comes from not accepting the gifts we’ve been given. Our love may not be perfect, but God’s love covers it all. No need for “spiritual penicillin” after all! Religion Columns Rev. Sam Thomas

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torney on the issue that I brought up,” prompted Commissioner Gardner. Attorney, Charlie Schoech, quickly responded, explaining that he did feel that some of the comments made were not appropriate, but that a lawsuit can not be instituted based on newspaper articles. “What is written in the article would have to be veri ed,” explained Schoech. However, he did have a solution at hand: that he be authorized to write the previous city manager a letter, advising him to “cease and desist” in making such comments. Commissioner Gardner felt that would sufce, however, Mayor Roland had a different idea on mind. “Let me ask Charlie a question: What’s it do if we quit paying him?” “You will end up in litigation and I don’t think that the issues raised in the article rise to the level where you would win that litigation,” stated Schoech. Commissioners quickly voted on the issue, which was 4-1, with Commissioner Rick Miller against the action. Commissioner Gardner then wanted to go over the city manager position, brie y explaining why she only selected local candidates, and then explained that she wished to move forward. “My number one choice is Al Perry,” stated Gardner. “For a lot of reasons. I think up here it was discussed whether he was quali ed to do the job or not. I looked at the number of people that voted for Al Perry to serve this community on the county commission... [and] if he had the approval and the vote of so many; in fact, I daresay that he actually had more qualifying votes to be in the position that he is in to represent this city at the county level, than many of us on this board.” Mayor Roland agreed with Gardner, as did Commissioner Julio Rodriguez. However, Commissioners Pittman and Miller disagreed. “Personally I don’t think that the number of votes you get quali es you for a certain job, because you still have to have those job quali cations,” explained Commissioner Pittman. “You’ll certainly see in our country a lot of people that are put into of ce that probably don’t belong there, but this is a speci c job that requires speci c talents and skills. I think the city needs a person in that position that has those qualities or skills.” Pittman then made the comment that whoever was chosen, he felt, should at least have had assistant city manager experience. “It’s no secret how I feel about this,” began Commissioner Miller. “Al Perry is a friend of mine, and has been for the past 44 years... [but] my responsibility up here is not to friendship, it’s to do what is best for the City of Clewiston. And believe me, I don’t like going against the ow, but I’ll do it because I love this community. It may not make a difference; to be honest with you, I heard his name oated while the last city manager was still in of ce. At rst I thought ‘That’s just a rumor.’ You know, rumors are always oating through town. But then I’ve seen this thing play out.” “I think it’s time to move on,” stated Commissioner Rodriguez. “I’m going to go ahead and make a motion to hire Al Perry as our city manager.” The vote was quickly decided, and passed, 3-2. The motion also included for Perry to meet with the negotiation team to discuss the contract agreement, which was discussed further after the vote was of cial. Commissioners were discussing what should be laid out in the contract when Perry came to the podium and stated “If you’re willing to take a chance on me, I’ll work for a year without a contract.” With the city manager position nally being lled, Mayor Roland explained to commissioners that he would entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting. However, Commissioner Gardner had one more thing to say. “Tonight I am going to look at each of my commissioners and I am going to ask you to do something. I am willing to do it and I am asking each of you tonight if you are also willing to do it, because it would have to be all of us. It would not just be one of us... it would have to be all of us. I’ve looked up polygraph tests. And I’ve looked it up because I believe that there is a question that everybody in this community wants to know, and I am willing to answer that question: Have you, as a commissioner, discussed any city issues or city manners with a fellow commissioner outside of a public meeting?” Commissioners were momentarily silent as they took in the idea. “And the reason that I am asking that question tonight,” explained Gardner, “is because of what I have heard in the community and because of allegations that I believe are a direct attack on who I am and how I serve this community. And I have had enough of it. I’m tired of it.” Commissioners agreed to taking the polygraph test, which has not had a set date placed just yet. The next meeting will be held on April 15. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 MANAGERContinued  1 “I think it’s time to move on. I’m going to go ahead and make a motion to hire Al Perry as our city manager.”Commissioner Julio Rodriguez WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com