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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 04-18-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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DRIVE A NEW 2013 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $209 PER MONTH*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3149 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t178. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $750 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 04/30/13. T, A L T P T T C P V. N SEE MEETING  15 BY SAVANNAH ROUNDS srounds@newszap.comResidents along Cypress Avenue were in for a surprise the night of April 12, as they were evacuated from their homes due to a possible bomb threat. It began when Marie H. Miller, who was babysitting in the area, went to check the mail for the owner of the home. Upon opening the mailbox, Miller was surprised to nd what she described as an old-style canteen. Miller immediately contacted CPD, explaining that she found the object to be suspicious, and CPD and Clewiston Fire Rescue responded to the area. The police department moved in quickly, setting a perimeter up around the area and evacuating residents, who were placed into the Ridgewood area as a safety precaution. Miller explained when speaking with of cers that the canteen did not seem to have any wires or wicks protruding from it. However, CPD made contact with Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of ce (PBCSO) to see if they could BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News"There's still a lot of work to be done. We are not there ... and we're going to be in growing pains for a number of years until we get there," remarked Mayor Phillip Roland at the City Commission Meeting on April 15 in regards to the proposed recommendations by East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Committee (EHCCRAC). EHCCRAC presented to the city commission the budget for East Hendry County recreation, which resulted in less than enthusiastic commissioners speculating about the nancial impact for Clewiston residents. The upkeep of the recreation centers which include parks, swimming pools, and athletic elds are paid for entirely by the taxpayers of Clewiston. "The taxpayer money has gone primarily for facilities and maintenance," explained Commissioner Richard Miller, "and that's where there's been this big disparity over the years. The county hasn't participated in any of that cost at all and it doesn't look like this addresses any of that. I feel like we're still getting the short end of the deal." Commissioner Miller's concerns did not go unheard, with Commissioner Jimmy Pittman calling the proposal a "start, but not a nish." No resolution was achieved and the EHCCRAC was sent back to consider how the cost of recreation facilSuspicious Canteen Treated as a Potential Bomb No End In Sight On Rec Talks BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsAs the 27th Annual Sugar Festival prepares to kick off this Friday, community members excitedly prepare for the festivities. "This is a celebration for the entire community," said Judy Sanchez, Information Of cer for the U.S. Sugar Corporation, one of the sponsors of the event. Residents and visitors alike will come together to participate in this three day event, enjoying music, food, games, and more. Famous entertainers, including Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley, have played at past festivals, helping to make Clewiston's small celebration a huge sensation. Considering this year's three-daylong festivity, it is hard to remember that the celebration emerged from humble roots. The tale of the festival begins in the early days of the U.S. Sugar Corporation. After the mill was shut down for the end of the cane season, employees would set out picnic tables and hold a large BBQ in order to celebrate the end of the harvest. "This started out as something for [U.S. Sugar] employees, and then it transformed into something for the employees and their families," remarked Sanchez. As the BBQ grew, it spread even further to include the entire community; after all, a successful cane crop is important to everyone in America's Sweetest Town. Local merchants set up stands in downtown Clewiston to sell crafts, food, and other goods. 27th Annual Sugar Festival Kicks Off FridaySEE BOMB  12 PHOTO / THE CLEWISTON NEWSKids enjoy the attractions at the 2011 Sugar Festival. Festival organizers are hoping for a similar turnout for this weekend’s festival. SEE FESTIVAL  22

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Brought to you by Big Cypress Council Rep. Manuel MondoŽ Tiger and CommunityJunior Cypress Rodeo GroundsBig Cypress Seminole Reservation BLACKJACK BILLY MORGAN FRAZIER OSCEOLA BROTHERS THE TY REDD GANGFestivities start at 10:00AM. Concert $35, starts at 5:30PM. MAY 3 Gates Open9:30AM Event ScheduleJunior Cypress Rodeo Grounds Big Cypress Seminole ReservationFRIDAY, MAY 3, 201310:00AM GRAND ENTRY Blessing, S.P.D. Color Guard, National Anthem performed by Tori Osceola, Flag Song performed by Central Plains Dance Group, Seminole Tribe Stomp Dancers, welcome by officials.10:30AM CLOTHING CONTEST Tribal Members (seniors & infants) Divisions: 1. Old & Modern Traditional (Female & Male) 2. Contemporary & Jackets (Female & Male) Categories: Diamond Seniors (69+), Golden Seniors (62-68), Seniors (55-61), Infants (0-1), Toddlers (2-4)11:30AM OKALEE VILLAGE GATOR & CRITTER SHOW 12:30PM GORDON WAREHAM Seminole Artist and Flutist 1:00PM SEMINOLE TRIBE TRADITIONAL STOMP DANCERS1:30PM CENTRAL PLAINS DANCERS 3:30PM COWBONE BAND 5:30PM THE TY REDD GANG 6:15PM OSCEOLA BROTHERS 6:50PM MORGAN FRAZIER 7:30PM BLACKJACK BILLY 8:30PMSATURDAY, MAY 4, 201310:00AM GRAND ENTRY Blessing, S.P.D. Color Guard, National Anthem performed by Tori Osceola, Flag Song performed by Central Plains Dance Group, Seminole Tribe Stomp Dancers, welcome by officials.10:30AM CLOTHING CONTEST Tribal Members (seniors & infants) Divisions: 1. Old & Modern Traditional (Female & Male) 2. Contemporary & Jackets (Female & Male) Categories: Children (5-7, 8-11), Teens (12-17), Adults (18-25, 26-35, 36-54)11:30AM OKALEE VILLAGE LIVE GATOR & CRITTER SHOW12:30PM GORDON WAREHAM Seminole Artist and Flutist1:00PM SEMINOLE TRIBE TRADITIONAL STOMP DANCERS1:30PM CENTRAL PLAINS DANCERS 3:30PM COWBONE BAND www.bigcypresscelebration.com www.ticketmaster.com 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 Drug Free Hendry’s Talent FestA talent show will be held Friday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at Sugar Festival Park on the Sugar Festival Main Stage. Local acts will be competing for a grand prize of $550 and a chance to perform two songs on the Main Stage during Sugar Festival. There will be giveaways, contests, and entertainment. Con rmed local judges are Sheriff Steve Whidden, Pastor Mitchell Wills, Commissioner Mali Gardner, Mr. Bob Way, and Miss Sugar Paige Corley. Competing will be: From LaBelle: The Shock Sisters, Novi Jo Kohutek, Suzanna Talada From Moore Haven: Jordan Drayton, Lacey Green, Araya Lennon From Clewiston: The Rushings, Boiling Point, Spencer ThomasSweet Taste SamplingCome to the large tent in the parking lot next to the city pool on Saturday, April 20, to sample this year's entries in the Sugar Festival's Annual Sweet Taste of Sugar competition. For a $5 donation to Clewiston High School's Criminal Justice Class, you can sample as many entries as you wish. Sampling begins about 10 a.m. and will end by 12 p.m.Dent-A-Car FundraiserActive Citizens For Children is hosting a DentA-Car Fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sugar Festival. Located in the north parking lot from the library. The cost is $2 for three swings, or $5 for nine swings. All proceeds go towards the Community Park Project.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 863-873-2547.Class of 1983 Reunion There is a 30 year reunion scheduled for all CHS 80's alumni for this weekend, April 19 and 20, coinciding with the Sugar Festival. Their rst event will be held Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Tiki Bar and their second event will be Saturday night with DJ Tico Rodriguez, bringing them a blast from the past, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the country club. It is $40 per person or $80 per couple. Any alumni planning to attend, must contact Alina Suarez Sherman at 863-599-0669 this week to be included in Saturday night's event. The deadline to turn in money is Friday evening. Extra money left over will be donated to CHS.Christian Fellowship ScholarshipThe Clewiston Ministerial Association is offering three $500 scholarships, open to any Clewiston area graduating High School Student who attends or is active in a local church, ministry, or Christian Fellowship. The student must be planning to attend a college, trade school, or institute of higher learning. Absolute deadline is May 22. Earlier applications are welcome. Applications are available at local churches, by emailing ClewistonPastors@aol.com, or by calling 863983-5269.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. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION BY PATTY BRANT Special to e Clewiston NewsWith over two years of work by the county and AIA on the deal to privatize Airglades Airport, the commissioners opened the way for the plan to continue. At their April 9 meeting in Clewiston, the county commissioners unanimously approved the much-discussed agreement with Airglades International Airport LLC (AIA). AIA (United States Sugar Corporation, Hilliard Brothers and Florida Cargo Fresh) has already put up some $3 million just to get the project rolling, with more to come, AIA's Malcolm "Bubba" Wade told the board that, if approved, Airglades will be the rst real airport privatization the FAA will have completed and a success for the county. He added that the agreement before them was only to approve the deal in concept at this time. He said the project is huge and complicated. AIA must rst submit to a 23-step process, which then has to be approved by the FAA, which also wants the management and purchase agreements to be separate. Even with a yes vote, the project will still take a couple years to complete, he said. Mr. Wade admitted that environmental clean up could be a major drawback, should it become necessary. He explained that environmental testing is normally done late in the process because, if clean up is required, the clock starts ticking at closing and clean up would almost immediately have to begin. That said, he feels the risk "minimal" since aerial photographs show only some fuel clean up should be required. Aviation gas is easily taken care of, he explained. Commission Chairman Karson Turner noted that one potential commercial jet company interested in Airglades and the 180 jobs it offered went to Dothan, Ala., instead because an agreement could not be made. Chairman Turner regretted that outcome but noted, "There are other commercial jets looking for a home." He added that the government should not be a catalyst for jobs, but Hendry County is in just that position. Airglades is just the type of project the county needs for jobs and economic growth, he pointed out. He also admitted that the county faces some risk on the environmental issue, but feels it is justi ed and worth that risk. "There is no perfect deal out there," he concluded. In the end the motion to approve the agreement was made by Commissioner Janet Taylor and passed unanimously to applause by the audience. The commission's decision was welcomed by Hendry County Economic Development Director Greg Gillman, who hailed it as a "historic moment." He said this project is of a magnitude unlike anything Hendry County has seen before and it may never come again. It took a lot of dedication and focus to get to this point, adding that it is one of the most complicated projects he's ever worked on in his 25 years in economic development. This vote just enables the project to continue. Airglades will need another anchor. Many questions need to be answered. "There's a lot of work to do," he said. Airglades Project Gets Nod

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon Brown Thrasher’s breeding range stretches east of the Rocky Mountains, north into southern Canada, and south to eastern Texas and South Florida. They are the only Thrasher species normally found east of Texas. They winter in the Southeastern United States where they arrive in mid-September and depart in April. The oldest recorded Brown Thrasher lived to be 11 years and 11 months old. These fairly large and slender songbirds are larger than Northern Mockingbirds and Gray Catbirds. They have long sturdy legs and a long slightly down-curved bill. Their long tail is often cocked upward, like a wren’s tail. Brown Thrashers are brown with heavy, dark streaking, whitish underparts, gray-brown face, and wings with two black-and-white wingbars. Brown Thrashers are mimics who have one of the largest repertoires of any North American songbird, and have been reported singing more than 1,100 different song types. Males often choose a high perch where it will sing a long, loud series of doubled phrases with no de nite beginning or end which they will sing only twice before moving on to the next song. They imitate other bird species including Northern Flicker, Tufted Titmouse, and Northern Cardinal. The Brown Thrasher is found in woodlands, dry thickets, pastures, fencerows, and garden shrubbery. It spends most of its time walking, running, or hopping on the ground. They use their long bills to sweep through leaf litter in order to uncover insects and other invertebrates. They also eat berries, acorns and small amphibians. The male and female both help select a nest site with is usually on a low tree branch or thorny shrub. The large bulky nest is built of twigs, bark, and grasses. They defend their territory and are aggressive toward intruding Brown Thrashers and other nest predators. In Florida the females usually lay a clutch of three eggs, which are incubated for 12 to 14 days with the young leaving the nest when they are nine to 13 days old. Volunteers are needed to help document nesting Brown Thrashers between April 1st and July 31st for the Breeding Bird Atlas II surveys in Hendry and Glades County. Join birders during the summer to help document breeding birds or report breeding birds you observe at your home or other locations. Go to the Hendry-Glades Audubon website for information about the Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5) driving trips. There are openings for the April 27 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 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Include your name and contact information including an emergency cell number, the date you want attend the STA5 trip, and the number of participants in your party. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 8:30 a.m. For a schedule of STA5 trips through Jan. 3, 2015 visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Brown Thrasher (BRTH) PHOTO/KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERBrown Thrasher Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 WASTE DISPOSAL UPDATE Household Hazardous Waste:For your convenience & to better serve you, the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center, located @ 1360 Forestry Division Road in LaBelle, will be open to the public for drop-offs on Wednesdays from 7 am until 1 pm. The Clewiston HHW Center, located @ 1381 Evercane Road, continues to be by appointment only on Tuesdays. You may call 863-674-4162 if you have questions or to make an appointment. No illegal dumping outside the gate is permitted. Recycling:For those who are being picked up curbside or utilize drop-off containers, you no longer need to separate. We are collecting single stream now. For those who are not receiving curbside pickup of your recyclables, it’s coming. We will be notifying you in the very near future of the details. For drop-off containers, if a section becomes full, just place in an adjoining section. No need to separate materials. Relabeling for mixed materials & removal of the dividers is in process. Please do not leave material on the ground. These containers are for recycle materials, only. No garbage, horticulture or hazardous waste, please. CONTAINER LOCATIONS: Clewiston Area LaBelle Area Behind Sugarland Plaza Grandmas Groves Roland Martin Marina Next to County Barn (Old DMV) Behind Glades Gas Rodeo Grounds Pioneer Community Center American Legion Flaghole Behind Joeys Pizza Health Department Health Department @ Olympia Fort Denaud Cemetery Eastside Elementary School Beside Beef OBradys CYDA School LaBelle Middle School Behind Kelly Tractor LaBelle High School County Oaks Elem. School LOOK FOR DIRECTIONAL SIGNSŽ Upthegrove Elementary School Pre-Hurricane Season Amnesty Week:County Residents may take their horticulture/tree trimmings to the Transfer Stations April 22…27 at no charge. No commercial/business horticulture or land clearing. Limbs must be no larger than 4 feet x 4 inches. Proof of unincorporated county residency is required. Questions:Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 LaBelle Transfer Station 863-675-3373 Clewiston Transfer Station 863-983-9424 Progressive (WSI North area Hauler) 863-675-2481 CDI (South area Hauler) 863-675-7713 DONT LITTER ALWAYS RECYCLE LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 Conservation is essential for protecting and sustaining water resourcesTo reaf rm an ongoing commitment to water conservation, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board joined the State of Florida and more than 50 South Florida communities and organizations in recognizing April as Water Conservation Month. "Water Conservation Month is an annual reminder that everyone has a role in protecting South Florida's water resources," said SFWMD Governing Board Chair Dan O'Keefe. "Reducing water use, not just in April but every month of the year, is essential to ensure a long-term, sustainable water supply." Water Conservation Month is recognized each April, which is historically the height of the dry season, due to minimal rainfall and peak demand. At this time of year, limited rainfall, an increase in temperature, and higher evapotranspiration rates result in a seasonal decline in regional water supplies across the District's 16 counties. Simple water conservation practices can include: Replacing aerators in kitchen and bathroom sinks with models rated for 1.5 gallons per minute or less Watering the lawn based on its actual needs Installing low- ow appliances, such as a dishwasher or energy-ef cient washing machine Installing low- ow water xtures, such as showerheads with the WaterSense logo Throughout April, the District is participating in many community events and activities in an effort to encourage South Florida residents and visitors to conserve water. Water conservation is a year-round ethic issue. While the district is not currently in a water shortage or drought, rainfall since November 1 has been about half of average. The district is closely monitoring regional water supplies during the remainder of the dry season, which typically lasts until late May. When water shortage orders are not in place, the district follows yearround 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 year-round landscape irrigation rule is just one of many initiatives implemented under the district's Comprehensive Water Conservation Program. SFWMD Board Recognizes Water Conservation Month What do you do with your unused prescription pills and over-the-counter medications? Do you throw them away? Flush them down the toilet? Simply leave them in your cabinet for a rainy day? Doing any of the above can provoke tragic consequences including enabling the drugs to get into the wrong hands or nd their way into drinking water and irrigation supplies. That's why it's crucial to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, veterinary medications and nutritional supplements. According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, one-quarter of rst-time illegal drug users 12 years and older began by using prescription drugs non-medically. Prescription drugs are abused far more frequently than illicit drugs for one simple reason: they can be found in almost every home, free for the taking. What's more, drug overdose deaths, mostly related to addictive painkillers, rose for the 11th straight year in 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while it sounds quick and easy to ush pills down the toilet or throw them in the wastebasket, this method can be harmful to the environment and to people's health. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, nearly 80 percent of recently tested rivers contained traces of pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, steroids, hormones and contraceptives. So how can the average person go from being part of the problem to being part of the solution? Begin by examining every prescription you bring into your home. Ask your doctor to ensure he or she is prescribing in the amount you will use. Consider locking your medicine cabinet or moving prescriptions to a secure location, safe from the unwelcome explorations of children or intruders. Remove any leftover drugs from your home promptly and dispose of them in a way that has as little environmental impact as possible. "Drug take-back programs are a great way to get rid of unused medications," says John Waffenschmidt, Vice President of Community Affairs and Environmental Science at Covanta Energy, the largest owner and operator of "Energy-from-Waste" facilities in North America. Covanta works with organizations to provide safe disposal of medications collected by drug takeback programs. The company does so free of charge, safely disposing of drugs at its facilities. Since its inception in 2010, Covanta's Rx4Safety program is responsible for having destroyed more than 600,000 pounds of unwanted medications nationwide. Partnerships like these have resulted in the proliferation of successful drug take-back programs that allow prescription drugs to be dropped off at secure locations, such as police stations or at special events held throughout the year, for transport to facilities where they can be destroyed safely. If you think you may have unwanted prescription pills in your cabinet, take the time to collect them for the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take-Back Day on April 27. Disposing of Unused Prescription Drugs Properly

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Generally if you nd a baby animal it is best to leave it alone. Often the animal is not orphaned, and the parent may be out getting food for the animal, or watching the baby, advises The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Never pick up baby animals and remove them from their natural environment! To report an injured or orphaned wild animal, contact any of the FWC's ve regional of ces for a list of wildlife rehabilitators. After giving birth, adult wildlife must forage to provide food for themselves and their young. That requires the adult animals to leave their newborns for short periods. The little one may look like it's been abandoned, but that seldom is the case. Common targets of unnecessary rescues are baby deer, temporarily left in a safe place while their mothers feed nearby. According to the FWC, what typically happens is someone discovers a young deer waiting for its mother. Often, people stumble onto fawns in palmetto patches or in recently burned areas, where a doe has placed her new offspring for protection. These settings tend to help mask the fawn's scent, thus providing good protection from the keen nose of a predator. People discover these seemingly abandoned baby deer and become concerned when the parent is nowhere in sight. The would-be rescuers falsely believe the young animal will perish unless they save it or take it to a wildlife rehabilitation center. Another way to help with the survival of the young animals is to not feed them. Although that may sound odd, feeding can cause problems ranging from poor nutrition to making the animal dependent on humans for food to loss of foraging skills all of which can decrease the animals chances of survival. The FWC recommends that if you nd a fawn or other baby animal, don't touch it, and quietly leave the area. Touching the animal may cause the mother to reject it because it is contaminated with human scent. On the other hand, songbirds have almost no sense of smell and can be returned to their nest without much chance of rejection. Young songbirds are commonly found on the ground at this time of year, looking a bit dazed or confused. The youngster may be trying to hide in tall grass or in low bushes to avoid being seen by predators. These young birds are going through a process called edging. When they're ready to edge, young birds have grown all the adult feathers they'll need to y, but they still must learn to y. During this process, the immature birds sometimes end up on the ground, where they may spend several days before they learn all their ight skills. According to biologists, the only time a baby songbird should be rescued is when it is on the ground and has almost no feathers, when the bird is injured by pets or its tail is less than a halfinch long and it cannot hop around on its own. If you nd a baby songbird you are sure needs rescuing, place the baby bird in a tissue-lined box that has air holes in the top. Keep the box in a warm spot away from drafts and air conditioning and out of direct sunlight. Do not give it food or water. Call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area. The FWC's regional of ces have lists of local rehabbers. Many local veterinarians also work closely with wildlife rehabilitators and also can be a good source of advice. Another suggestion is to place the bird in a lined box and attach the box to the tree from where the bird fell. Sometimes the parents will come to the baby in the new box and feed it there. This gives the birds a chance to be raised properly by their parents. The FWC asks you to remember that removing an animal from the wild to save it may actually have the opposite effect. Seek advice from wildlife professionals before attempting to rescue any animal, and remember: in most cases, it is better to leave wildlife wild. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available. Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. KEEPING YOUR VISION IN CHECK FOR 31 YEARS!Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you for the last 31 years. We greatly value your business and look forward to being here for many more years to serve you! Family Eye Care100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 BY KATRINA ELSKENThe rst technical meeting for the Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) was held Tuesday at the South Florida Water Management District Service Center in Okeechobee, and the meeting room was packed with representatives of local governments and governmental agencies, agricultural industries and environmental interests. The BMAP is a restoration plan, a roadmap for water quality improvements, which will include wastewater limits, urban BMPs, agricultural BMPs and conservation programs. Beth Alvi, with the Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, opened the meeting with an overview of some of the terms used to describe the process. Watershed: The largest area under consideration, the watershed under study spans from Orange County to the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). The Lake Okeechobee Watershed drainage area spans over 3.5 million acres. Sub-Watersheds: The watershed that includes Lake Okeechobee has been divided into nine sub-watersheds. Six are north of the lake, one is to the east, one to the west and one to the south. These may be named for a geographical area such as Indian Prairie or Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough. Basin: Each sub-watershed is divided into basins. The basins are usually referred to by designation numbers. STA: Storm water Treatment Areas or STAs are constructed wetlands designed to lter nutrients out of the water. HWTT: Hybrid Wetlands Treatment Technology uses a treatment agent to help the wetlands remove nutrients from the water. Ms. Alvi explained that priority basins were identi ed during the rst phase of the restoration project. She said they are using the data collected to look at changes in water quality. The goal is to reduce the amount of excess nutrientsprimarily phosphorusentering Lake Okeechobee. The land use in the area is 51.2 percent agriculture; 35.7 natural areas; and, 11.9 percent urban, according to the FDEP. Frank Nearhoof, also of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, said they will take into consideration the hydrology, land use and other factors such as soil type, when evaluating how much phosphorus is entering Lake Okeechobee. "Our problem is the load to the lake," he said, using charts to illustrate the fact that "the ow drives the load." He said 90 percent of the water owing into Lake Okeechobee comes in during a very short period of time. Most of the time there is very little ow into the lake, he said but 10 percent of the time there are rapid ows. That 10 percent of the time is also responsible for 60-70 percent of the total phosphorus going into Lake Okeechobee. This is the key to restoring the lake, Mr. Nearhoof said. "If we can't detain this ow, we are doomed to failure," he said. He said they have data going back to 1973 for most of the water control structures. Changes in land use, such as the removal of some dairies, implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and installation of STAs have reduced the phosphorus load in some areas, he said. In other areas, it is harder to determine the effect of a particular action, he said. The phosphorus levels may also be affected by something happening upstream. The changing Florida weather makes it harder for scientists to determine the results of their attempts to reduce phosphorus in the lake. "This is Florida," he mused. "If you don't like the weather just wait a little bit and it will change." He said the development of plans for water detention will depend on both the hydrological characteristics of the basins and the land uses. The next BMAP meeting is planned for May. Ms. Alvi said they will try to move the meetings around to make it more fair to all who have to travel. They plan to schedule the next meeting in Sebring. They will also plan a telephone meeting for those interested in the more technical aspects of the studies. ‘Controlling Peak Flows is Key to Restoring Lake,’ Says FDEP Of cialWild Baby Animals Should Be Left Alone

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 On Telling God What To DoBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThere are always people around who like to tell God what to do. Usually it is a matter of convenience and preference; serious prayers are requests to God to intervene. I have told people that I don’t ask God to bless lottery tickets (yes, I have been asked), don’t ask God to bless “pretend weddings” (yes, I have been asked), and don’t ask God to bless one sports team over another (yes, that too). We bless the name of the Lord when we invoke His presence as we break bread, when we thank God for His presence when a miracle occurs, when we bless Him for His presence in our lives; when we act in His name and in accordance with His will. Those who are truly in need of God’s action in their lives say something like “Hey, you, up there, I could use a little (lots!) of help down here, Amen.” Note: this is not telling God what to do because that simply isn’t our place no matter how much it would be convenient or how much we’d like to impose our will on others. Then, as I read, there was an obvious exception. It was about my namesake – Thomas. Following the Lord’s appearance to His disciples after being cruci ed and risen, He appears to them in an upper room as they gathered to worship (John 20:19ff). They were afraid, and rightly so, but they believed enough to gather in spite of the recent death of their Lord and likelihood that they too could be next. Jesus appeared among them, but Thomas wasn’t with them (v.24). He insists “Unless I see the nail marks in His hands and put my nger where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe it (!) (v.25)” Thomas feels it is his place to tell the Lord what the terms of his faith will be. This is something I don’t recommend; since when can, or should, we dictate to God? Nevertheless, and this is the surprising part, he gets away with it. Thomas is there the following week, Jesus appears once more and tells him “Put your nger here, see my hands, reach out your hand and put it in my side. Stop doubting and believe (v.27).” This is most unusual; Thomas sets the terms and the Lord accommodates him. What then can we take from this apparent exception? My re ections are that the Lord had a place for Thomas in His plans for the Church that He was to establish here on earth and that Thomas played a key part. It was signi cant enough that Thomas be kept among the disciples despite his insisting on “proof.” Jesus acceded and overcomes Thomas’ lesser moment; Thomas vehemently af rms “My Lord and my God (v.28).” Jesus follows “Because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are those who have not seen me yet have believed (v.29).” Thomas receives proof, but not the blessing of those who go on faith. That’s the blessing that comes for those who will do something more dif cult, more trusting, and more faithful. That’s the blessing that comes to those who sincerely pray in their moments of need or difculty; fear or loss. That blessing apparently isn’t there for those who want to tell God what to do. How we approach the Lord makes all the difference, and what we can expect is that God is doing His part even if we don’t see it or understand. Whoever said that God isn’t doing more things than we can desire or pray for anyway? Religion Column Samuel S. Thomas SUBMITTED PHOTOPartners for Kids The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties had a very unique way to participate in Florida’s 2013 Children’s Week. The Healthy Families Program and the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle partnered together to have a special quilt made to represent ‘Partners for Kids.’This quilt has actual handprints from children in our communities to remind parents the importance of starting healthy habits for their children at a young age so they can have a healthier future. Along with the quilt, posters of additional handprints were sent to Tallahassee to be hung in the Capitol’s Rotunda during Children’s Week events. The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle’s Young Children Priority One Committee and Healthy Families share a common goal of advocating for the well being and healthy development of children in our communities.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 What are you doing this summer?Prepare for a Early Childhood inEducation!great careerThe Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certi cate (ECPC) is coming to Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus for fall term 2013—but to enroll you must be ready! The ECPC program will prepare you to work with children ages 3-5 years old in a licensed child care setting and for the National Child Development Associate credential.to obtain the ECPC (formerly the CDA) :Follow these stepsComplete Entry-Level Training Attend free ECPC Information SessionNote: Students participating in the ECPC program must be currently employed working with children birth-5 years old. Take the prerequisite 40-hour Child Care Training at the Belle Glade campus. (If you already have this training, go to Step 2.) REGISTER NOWClasses begin May 28www.PalmBeachState.edu/programs/ChildCareGO TO561-868-4048 Call for more information on entry-level training. Session is mandatory for fall term applicants: Tuesday, July 30 | 6:30-9:00 pm Belle Glade Campus, Room CRB 126Students successfully completing the ECPC program are eligible for a Department of Children and Families Staff Credential. SIGN UP REQUIREDwww.PalmBeachState.edu/programs/ChildCareGO TO561-868-4049Call for more information on ECPC. 2 11977 College Drive | Belle Glade 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 Littered cigarette butts are more than just an eye sore. According to environmental clean-up reports, cigarette butts are the number one littered item on U.S. roadways and the number one item found on beaches and waterways worldwide. A new survey conducted by Legacy shows that while more than 88 percent of Americans surveyed think that cigarette butts are an environmental concern, more than 44 percent of those polled who had ever smoked admit to having dropped a cigarette on the ground and nearly 32 percent have dropped a cigarette out of a car window. Toxic tobacco trash includes a plastic lter, which biodegrades only under extreme conditions, putting wildlife in danger and wreaking costly havoc on U.S. waterways, parks, beaches, and roadways. Additionally, cigarette butts contain carcinogens that can leach into soil, and chemicals that are poisonous to wildlife, threatening to contaminate water sources. This month in advance of Earth Day, Legacy has partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics' (Leave No Trace) to raise awareness and mobilize actions surrounding this toxic problem with a new set of television and radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) available in English and Spanish, urging the public to Rethink Butts' and take a new perspective on this environmental issue. Over the past 30 days, Americans surveyed reported seeing this form of toxic litter on sidewalks (80.1 percent), in parks (32.1 percent), on playgrounds (16.6 percent), and on beaches (15.7 percent). While more than 93 percent of those surveyed agree that dropping a cigarette butt on the ground is a form of littering, it is alarming that so many smokers still litter them. "Social norms surrounding litter have shifted dramatically over the last several decades," said Dr. Cheryl Healton, DrPH, President and CEO of Legacy, a public health non-pro t based in Washington, D.C. "But despite the fact that so many Americans are hyper-concerned about the environment and are eager to recycle household items and pick up litter, there remains a total disconnect when it comes to icking cigarette butts onto our streets and into our waterways. Through our new partnership with Leave No Trace we hope to not only begin to change the behavior of littering cigarette butts, but also highlight the fact that billions of cigarette butts annually amount to an enormous environmental and public health threat that our communities are left to pay for." "Cigarette butts have a serious impact in the outdoors we create and our children explore," stated Dana Watts, Executive Director of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. "Through this important partnership with Legacy, we hope to provide tangible and relevant public education about the issue, fostering healthier people, lands, and waterways." In an increasingly health and environmentally conscious world, cigarette butts remain one of the only socially acceptable forms of littering left. This new set of bilingual PSAs are available online for download and distribution. Join more than a billion people in 180 countries around the world this Earth Day, and commit to promoting environmental action this year, by stopping toxic litter and starting the discussion about this global problem. Download the PSAs and read more at RethinkButts.org. Cigarette Butts are Toxic Waste Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/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 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.52/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 41.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 21.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 37.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "The national average continues to be driven down as oil prices have fallen in recent weeks," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The year on year savings is approaching 40 cents a gallon in some spotsnot necessarily hitting the lottery, but every cent counts. As we get closer to Memorial Day there's also the chance of an increase in pricing volatility thanks to re nery maintenance season that will be gradually coming to a close." Gas Price Update COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 Ryleigh Flynn Jayla Ramos Montana Powell Maranjalee Martinez Elyana Leon Mia Mazzina Harmony Jimenez Anatasia Claro Stephanie Depaz Jazmine Valdez Zarah Dement Kimora Pintado Illiana Robbins Jaylee Wilcox Gina Martinez Jayden Ramos Brittany Rivera Miranda Sanchez Adelan Tarter Vivian Haney Miss Princess of the GladesThe Miss Princess of the Glades Pageant will be held on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. It will be held in the John Boy Auditorium.

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BY TIMOTHY SAENZ e Clewiston NewsThe varsity Tiger baseball team will get one more crack at archrival LaBelle when the two collide in the second round of district tournament play next week. The Cowboys rode into Sugarland Park a week ago and unleashed an 11-hit attack on their way to an 11 to 5 win and a season sweep of the Tigers. The win elevated the Cowboys to 13-7 on the year, 6-2 in 4A District 11; the loss dropped the Tigers to 11-5, 4-4 in the district. Oddly, Clewiston has played district leader Bishop Verot tightly in two losses but has sputtered and conked out against LaBelle; LaBelle has been blown out twice by the Vikings. The Tigers’ clutch pitching evaporated Thursday in the increased humidity of the Clewiston spring night. In the metamorphic fourth inning, six Cowboy batters reached base via walk, and with senior Austin Garcia swinging away, LaBelle erupted for seven runs to take a 9-4 lead. The Tigers cycled through four pitchers before they were able to stop the hemorrhaging. Garcia nished three for three with a homer. “We just had the wheels fall off in one inning,” Head Coach Terry Crawford said. “We just imploded. Maybe I went too long with [pitcher Justin] Goldberg. I thought we had a little more in his tank. They took four swings of the bat [in the fourth inning] and they got three runs.” Goldberg’s contributions to the Tigers’ season have been priceless. He is the top hitter in the district, and he boasts a .467 batting average. The Cowboys, cognizant of the danger he presented, elected to pitch him inside and close, too close for the comfort of Goldberg’s teammates and many of the fans in the stadium. Cowboy pitcher Travis Burchard hit Goldberg – and only Goldberg – at least three times. Some fans counted a fourth that the umpire claimed hit a part of the bat, making it a “foul ball.” Indeed. Crawford complained about his man getting hit but said he didn’t take the complaint to the limit. “The kid (Burchard) wasn’t hitting him (Goldberg) hard enough,” Crawford said. “Where Goldberg was getting hit isn’t where you want to throw it [if you want to hurt someone]. Justin getting hit and going to rst is like getting a double. He’s going to get to second. He’s likely to get to third. He’s stolen home twice this year.” Goldberg’s teammates did not view it that way. As fans hooted and hollered at what they believed to be Burchard’s sneaky target practice, an umpire’s indifference to a player’s safety, and Cowboy laughter at the whole situation, Tiger adrenaline shot up and pushed the boys to charge the mound. Only the coaches prevented the swelling of Tiger pride from exacting retribution. The loss left the Tigers angry and bewildered. When a team cannot nd the answers it needs to overcome an opponent, the sins of the umpires become magni ed. While there is little question the umpiring left much to be desired last Thursday, there is also little question that LaBelle earned the win. Burchard struck out seven and scattered Clewiston’s runs. Garcia may not sport the best batting average in the district, but he is Clewiston’s worst nightmare. Until Tiger pitchers can gure him out, he will continue to wreak havoc at the plate and on the scoreboard. Clewiston must take its pride, its adrenaline, and the preparation Coach Crawford will give them to nd a way to win when they meet the Cowboys next Tuesday at LaBelle. There are plenty of bright spots. Tiger pitching is usually good. Miguel Perera adds power, and he connected on two of three, including a double. The elding is sharp at most positions and the throwing from the out eld to the in eld nears excellence. It’s a matter of the mind. “I want them red up, but at the same time I want them to play smart,” Crawford said. Before the district tournament begins, Clewiston will have visited 6A powerhouse Gulf Coast and will nish regular season play at home Friday at 7 against Moore Haven for Senior Night. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 KindergartenA Honor Roll Madison Alford, Ca’vorris Ammons, Samantha Aragus, Kiera Baldonado, Phillip Berry, Sarah Bonner, Kar’Nijah Burey, Sahara Calderon, Amanda Calvo, Ethan Casas, Priscilla Centeno, Saul Cervantes, Federico Contreras, Kinsey Couse, Kayden Couse, Deante Davis, Kailynn Davis, Mya Dukes, Erica Flores, Justin Fonseca, Eduardo Garcia, Salomon Hernandez, Takobe Holmes, Tyler Hough, D’Asia Hughes, Hector Hurtado, Kalyn Johnston, Jenna Lester, Nija Ligon, Bethany Lopez-Morales, Alicya Luna, Rubi Martinez, Daniel Mata, Walter McKown, Lindsay Miller, So a Miranda, Michael Perez, Isaiah Quinones, Cedric Ramierz-Jackson, Michelle Ramirez, Cody Rivera, Key’Vayea Shannon, Adalena Tarter, Steven Toledo-Garcia, Prestyn Torres, Jaylin Velasquez, Elizabeth Villatoro, Derrick Webber, Jr., Annie Xue, Daisy Yanes. A/B Honor Roll Elias Almanza-Garcia, Sarahi Ascencio, Alysa Bass, Marisol Bonilla, Sergio Conteras, Natashia Coring, Steven Cossio, Alicia Diaz, Jose Farfan, Emilee Fomby, Yzabella Fuentes, Jaiden Gomez, Tyler Hall, Jada I ll, Rafael Jorge, Hannah Knight, Charli’ Lanfair, Akeelah Ling, Adrian Mata, Ty’Remy Paseler, Omar Padilla, Ruben Rivera, Cristobal Romero, Nevaeh Rosario, Zion Sesay, Qwanell Smith, Joseph White, Derek Zulu.1st GradeA Honor Roll Rashad Abuasbeh, Jy’rah Ammons, Kianna Baldonado, Jesus Beraza, Aiden Brocard, Emily Cruz, Alexandro Depaz, Sonya Florentino, Bailey Grooms, Jazmin Hammond, Tristan Heron, Melania Mendoza, Dionne Molde, Sharon Morales, Javian Ortez, Blake Patterson, Amber Payne, Santos Perez, Kelly Reyes, Hunter Robertson, Jordan Smith, Ciara Smith, Alessandra Suarez, Ashley Velasquez, Ashton Walker, Paige Wright, Kevin Xue. A/B Honor Roll James Addison, Jacob Aguirre, Jenna Ali, Aracely Aragus, Blake Barnes, Jonathan Blanco, Angelica Castenada, Alejandro Delafuente, Soa Diaz-Mendez, Aliany Dominguez, Leshawn Gray, Jasmine Hurtado, Juan Jackson, Zailin Jackson, Jessie Lee, Jayvion Mann, Linda Matos, Haley Matos, William Pascual, Jerrell Radcliffe, Melanie Ramirez, Josten Rivera, Cynthia Rivera, Jordon Rouse, Kevin Ruiz-Romero, Lilly Shine, Za’Marrion Teel, Gabriel Trevino, Caleigh Uselton, Delaney Uselton, Victor Williams, Emily Wright.2nd GradeA Honor Roll Jenna Autrey, Alexia Beraza, Jaslyn Creagh, Kayla Mathis, Gabriel, Medrano, Uriel Paloblanco, Yoselyn Rangel, Marisol Serrano. A/B Honor Roll Ashley Cruz, Laura Davila, Crista Davis, Savannah Dowd, Madison Dowd, Daniel Drummond, Andrea Figueroa-Padilla, Romance Freeman, Andrew Johnson, Mario Lopez-Torres, Miguel Marrero, Emely Perez, Anthony Rivera, De’Angelo Ruth, Karson Sanchez, J’Juan Smith, Maria Tady.3rd GradeA Honor Roll Kyla Baldonado, Christian Gonzalez, Julia Hammond, Madeline Heron, JWyatt Hughes, Jaylin I ll, Chassity Stinson, Mason Timgren. A/B Honor Roll Katelin Aragus, Easton Bellew, Daisy Benitez, Payton Bryant, Hayli Calderson, Jasmine Camanos, Giselle Delacruz, Alex Dominguez, Jennifer Garcia, Shamira Garcia-Barbon, Kyla Glidden, Roberto Gonzalez, Tyra Holmes, Kobe James, Roland Loreto, Daniel Manzano, Shy’Bria Moore, Alisia Perez, Rylie Patterson, Mia Rivera, Bella Shine, Lauren Thomas, Kayleigh Torres, Hadyn Velasquez, Fabian Villagomez, Wyatt Wetherington, Kaniriya Williams.4th GradeA Honor Roll Devin Autrey, Zaylen Bennett, Melody Gallardo, Angely Galvez, Julia Hammond, Treyvon Holmes, Jaylin I ll, Dawnyelle Jeudy, Aniya Johnson, Ta’Kaela Johnson, Emalee Kelley, Eileen Perez, Isaac Perera, Andrea Valadez, Parker Watson. A/B Honor Roll Brianna Aguirre, Annette Blanco, Bailey Bryant, Hermoine Calderon, Angelica Contreras, Kyleigh Davis, A’Marie Dukes, Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, Kristina Kidwell, Melanie Longoria, Desiree Martinez, Bethany Miller, Edward Padilla, Jessica Perez, Jacee Rivera, Sequoia Robinson, Argelio Rodriguez, Marissa Trimble, Alejandro Villarreal.5th GradeA Honor Roll Angely Rosas, Annabella Delafuente, Brelinda Gomez, Fernanda Paniagua. A/B Honor Roll Jackson Belcher, Jose Carbajal, Genesis Chavez, Kayla Drummond, Isabell Espinoza, Mariah Goodman, Adalmarie Hernandez, Makayla Hough, Tiera Hughes, Jonas Ilagan, Dyniesha Jackson, Nathan Johnson, Karlee Lamb, Juan Moran, Israel Pagan, Alberto Trevino, Angel Vera, Blake Whitlock, Kaleigh Williams. Westside Elementary Honor Roll SUBMITTED PHOTOSpelling BeeClewiston Christian School students held their qualifying Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 9. Pictured is Macy McDonald, rst place winner (center), Dustin Nguyen, second place winner (right), and Jordan Sweet, alternate (left). They will be competing in the Hendry County Spelling Bee. Tigers Prepare for District Tourney Grudge Match Against Cowboys

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTODonation for new playground projectThe Andersons Inc. generously presented a donation of $5,000 to Active Citizens for Children for the Sweetest Town Playground project. Sweetest Town Playground is a new city park that will replace the old Woodworks Park in the center of town this coming fall. dispatch an EOD technician to assess the item in order to assure that there was no real threat. While in the process of coordinating with PBCSO, of cers were informed by re rescue that they had made contact with the owner of the home, who stated that the canteen was not a bomb, but merely a canister that he used to store his water in. The homeowner further explained that he sometimes leaves the canteen in the mailbox after he nishes exercising. Of cers then cancelled their request for an EOD technician and noti ed the evacuated residents that it was safe to return to their homes. BOMBContinued  1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration Spring Savings 15 Point Tune-up Only $6499 SINCE 1975 Hot Deals to keep You Cool !! 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News A hit and run early Sunday morning in La Belle left Deisy Aguilar, 27, and four other pas sengers stunned after an unknown driver ed the scene of the incident not once, but twice. It began as Aguilar was driving north on SR 29 approaching the intersection of C Road. She slowed down to make a right hand turn onto C Road, when an unknown driver in a 2006 Acura 3.2 TL struck the right rear of Aguilars Buick Century. The unknown driver then ed the scene only to be found shortly thereafter at a local gas station by Aguilar and the other passengers. The suspect then ed the scene again, this time on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a stocky build, approximately 5, with a dark complexion, short hair, clean shaven. He was described to be wearing a white, striped dress shirt and jeans. He was last seen on foot heading westbound near Cowboy Way. The investigation still continues and the Florida Highway Patrol asks anyone with infor mation regarding the incident to contact them at 239-344-1730. Suspect Eludes Police, Twice SUBMITTED PHOTO Correction There was a misprint in last weeks article regarding the Relay For Life: Kathy Irey was mistaken for her sister, Sherry Irey, who is pictured above (left) with Vonita Mack. Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud. Over half of homeowners who hire con tractors state that fraud is their biggest fear, ac cording to a recent online survey conducted for HomeAdvisor. But savvy homeowners can avoid fraud by recognizing the warning signs and following simple hiring practices. Amy Matthews, home improvement expert and TV host, is sharing ve simple steps homeowners can follow to safe guard themselves: permanent business location and a listed phone number: Fraudulent contractors are often trav elers businesses from out of the area, or con tractors with no permanent business location. Making sure a contractor has a permanent busi ness location and a listed phone number will alert homeowners to these travelers or other illegitimate contractors. mate contractors will have no qualms about signing a contract and providing their business information. This simple step will typically weed out most fraudulent businesses afraid of having their scams discovered. in hand, unscrupulous contractors have few cash before a job is started, and never pay a de posit with cash. Consider a request for a cash payment before work begins as a red ag that the contractor may be attempting to defraud. Referrals are a simple way to learn about a con tractors track record from a friend, associate or other trusted source. Use websites like HomeAd visor.com that offer ratings, reviews or screening services as a way to assure that a contractor has a history of honest business dealings and highquality work. tractors reputation is at stake when completing work. Before hiring contractors, check with the state contractor licensing board to see if a license is required. Make sure their license is valid and there are no legal claims against the contractor. More information about home improvement, maintenance and repair projects, including proj ect cost guides, emergency support and prescreened professionals, can be found at www. HomeAdvisor.com Dont deal with unscrupulous contractors. By taking precautions, you can ensure your home renovation projects are completed professionally and on time. Five Steps to Avoid Contractor Fraud FIND US ON FACEBOOK!Search Clewiston News

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BY TIMOTHY SAENZ e Clewiston News It was an end and a beginning. For four of Clewiston High School’s greatest ever softball players, the 2013 season, and their illustrious careers, came to an end Tuesday night at Sugarland Park. The foe, the perennial thorn in the side, was LaBelle. Twice this season the Cowgirls had decisively defeated them, 10-0 and 7-0. The Lady Tigers were fed up, and they almost pulled off the game of this team’s season. Excellent pitching from freshmen Alee Perry and sharp elding from the rest of the squad held the Cowgirls to a solitary, unearned run. But the clutch batting which has eluded the Lady Tigers much of this season remained just out of their reach one more time and, despite a sixth inning rally, the Lady Tigers fell short by the slimmest of margins, 1-0. For seniors Sydney Duckstein, Brooke Flynn, Jenine Hannam, and Mandi Perry, the end tasted bittersweet. This district playoff game was, arguably, the best the Lady Tigers had played against a high quality opponent all year. And all four played on the only Clewiston High School softball team to ever win a district championship. Now their careers were over. The games, the practices, the encouragement, the re, the fans, the caring coaches, the parents who shared in their hearts the ecstasies of victory and the agonies of defeat, the deep friendships – all would be left behind on the dirt and turf of Sugarland Park. So sweet. So sad. When Head Coach Melissa Whitehead nished her last remarks to the team and the all the players had hugged one another, second basewoman Flynn plopped down and sat on… second base, like she didn’t want to move. She didn’t. Whitehead would have to trudge back out onto the diamond to spur Flynn’s departure. Duckstein walked off the eld and into the arms of her father, George. They just held each other for a minute, maybe more, and shared the ineffable soul-baring expressions that only a father and daughter can. Al Perry and his eldest daughter, Mandi, also hugged. Al has been coaching his little girl in softball for years. She’s not so little any more. Mandi Perry is a young woman, a toned athlete who looked as comfortable in her uniform as she did in her glamorous prom dress last Saturday. But there were still tears and snif es. Daddy’s little girl is always Daddy’s little girl. Hannam nursed a bloody nger. She didn’t call it a bloody nger, though it bled and she had it wrapped up. She just joked that she broke a nail playing her game. Such a girl! The rest of her ngers and nails were awless, polished and re ective of the stadium light. That ts her. Glamor and guts. That’s what Hannam has been to this team. The Lady Tigers missed her when they played LaBelle in their second regular season meeting a week ago, and it showed on the scoreboard. Hannam helped to make it much different in the playoff. The memories spilled out as the girls sat together for an interview after the game; the bonds of friendship, going 18-5 and winning the district championship by defeating Cardinal Newman, playing T-Ball and travel ball together since they were tiny, playing multiple sports together (Flynn played volleyball, soccer, softball; Duckstein and Perry, volleyball and softball), academic accomplishments, and a shared distaste for LaBelle. That the Clewiston girls were red up Tuesday night was evident from the start. Alee Perry notched four strikeouts and forced three up and three down against the Lady Cowgirls in three separate innings. She only allowed one hit, in the third inning to her Cowgirl counterpart, Michelle Gielow, a shot that jetted between the Flynn and Mandi Perry at rst. And Alee Perry committed only one error. But it, too, happened in the third: a fast grounder from left-handed Jessica Smith to the left side of the mound. Perry tried to trap it while remaining planted, presumably for an easier turn to throw to rst. She didn’t succeed, however. Her effort to pick up the ball with her mitt tarried and gave Gielow precious moments to score. Clewiston labored to even the score in the sixth. Right elder Savannah Ridgdill swatted a liner that glanced off the Cowgirl second basewoman’s mitt. Hannam moved Ridgdill to second on a elder’s choice when she laid down a bunt third basewoman Rachael Reinbott had to throw to rst. After Kaci Pittman walked, Duckstein smacked a y to left, where Logann White caught it. Signaled to stay at second, Ridgdill initially paused. After just a moment, she decided to try to make something happen. She bolted for third. It is a dangerous thing to test Logann White that way. White, usually in center eld, and the best out eld arm on the Cowgirls, alertly whipped the ball to Reinbott. Anticipating the throw, Ridgdill began her slide a wee bit early. Reinbott snagged the on-target throw and, as Ridgdill kicked up dirt coming at her, swung her mitt down and made the tag with time to spare. It was the most important defensive play of the night for the Cowgirls and sealed the game’s fate. Ridgdill can be forgiven for her re. Not only did she make key contributions throughout the season, particularly from the mound, but she got Clewiston’s only hit of the night, and she and her freshmen and sophomore cohorts on the team – Alee Perry, Rachel Morrell, Kendra Johnson, and Kaci Pittman – will wreak plenty of damage in the years to come. To them, the torch is passed. Despite the bittersweetness of season No. 9, Coach Whitehead was nothing but proud. “It was a great effort. I can’t be upset,” she said. “We had one error, and Alee pitched a heck of a ball game. [Catcher] Kaci [Pittman] had her back, and Sydney made some awesome, diving catches in left eld. They never stopped ghting. I’m proud of them.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 ities can be spread evenly among all taxpayers. Another important topic discussed at the meeting was a resolution regarding the overlaying and new installation of paved driveway aprons, which is the transitional area between the edge of street pavement and the property owner’s driveway. This issue will affect numerous Clewiston residents, whose driveway aprons are no longer up to code. These residents will be required to pay for the overlay or the new construction of their driveway aprons, either in full within 30 days of the completion of construction, or as part of the annual real estate tax, with an added six percent tax on the cost of construction. Mayor Phillip Roland’s biggest concern regarding the development was whether or not residents who would be affected were noti ed of the changes to be made. “I think it’s the cart before the horse,” stated Mayor Roland. “I just don’t get it.” Commissioners were then informed that it is standard not to notify affected residents until the proposal is properly passed by the Commission. However, the residents affected have indeed been noti ed, as this project was proposed last year but never got off the ground. The only difference in this year’s project is the number of residents whose driveways will be paved, which is less. The resolution was passed by the Commission by a unanimous vote. All Juice and Beverages, LLC. was included in the meeting when their draw schedule was brought into question and reassessed by commissioners. The purpose of the new draw schedule is to speed up the building process and get All Juice up and running, which, according to Commissioner Pittman, could be done as early as May 2013. James Watt was reappointed to preside over code enforcement, with a unanimous vote by the Commission, and a previously tabled discussion about the contract with Angie Brewer & Associates to work with Nancy Phillips on Airglades International Park was tabled inde nitely, pending further information. The discussion about the selection of a pension plan provider continued at this week’s meeting, with Commissioner Mali Gardner exclaiming, “I can’t make a decision tonight,” after facts and gures on each candidate were presented to the commission. The discussion ended in a heated debate, when Cochran, a resident of Clewiston, accused the commission of having “no sense of urgency to get this mission accomplished.” Cochran further explained that the lack of urgency is currently affecting city employees, who have not been able to bene t from the recent spike in the stock market, which has hit record highs as of November 2012. The discussion ended with an agreement to hold a workshop following the next commission meeting to deliberate further and to invite city workers to participate in the discussion. The last topic discussed at the meeting was that of the newly appointed City Manager, Al Perry’s, salary. At a previous meeting, Commissioners debated over Perry’s starting salary, which could range anywhere from $85,000 to $100,000, based on research provided by the Florida League of Cities of previous City Managers’ salaries. “He’s not a seasoned manager,” explained Commissioner Julio Rodriguez, who believed Perry’s salary should start at the low-end of the spectrum between $90,000 and $92,000 with Commissioner Gardner agreeing. It was not until Cochran stood up and spoke on behalf of Perry that commissioners reconsidered their initial thoughts regarding the starting salary. Cochran explained that Perry took the job without any unreasonable conditions and would be receiving nearly the same contract terms as city employees, which Cochran explained earned Perry the higher paying salary. The commission took Cochran’s words to heart and voted unanimously to set City Manager Perry’s starting salary at $95,000, with an of cial start date of April 18, 2013. The next commission meeting will be held on May 6 and will begin one hour earlier at 4 p.m., with the pension plan workshop following.MEETINGContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTODonated vehicle to CHS Criminal JusticeThe Clewiston High School Criminal Justice class recently received a generous donation from Palm Beach Sheriff Rick Bradshaw. Sheriff Bradshaw, upon learning from Captain Mark Chamberlain, (retired) that the class had a need for a patrol car for training, donated a 2010 Crown Victoria. The vehicle will be painted and equipped with appropriate accessories. Students will utilize the vehicle during training and at their state competitions. The vehicle will be painted utilizing school colors, yet will be done in a way that it will not be confused with a “working” police vehicle. Donations have been received from local business for the work needed to bring the vehicle to high school operational standards. Lady Tiger Softball Season Ends in Tight District Playoff Game SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Auctions Light & Heavy Duty Trucks and Computer Equipment Auction Dates April 22nd May 6th. 800.613.0156 x 5 or marketing@govdeals.com ONLINE AUCTION CITY OF BELLE GLADE Employment Full Time 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. GROUNDSKEEPER Responsible for safely and ef ciently operating various pieces of farm equipment for maintaining grounds and landscape. This equipment will include a tractor along with dedicated mowers (ditch bank mower and batwing mower). Primary work responsibilities will also include spraying for weed control. 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Auctions Auctions Employment Full Time Navigator @ Bridges at Belle Glade Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in social services preferred or 4 years of related experience• Min 2 yrs experience in related responsibilities• Flexible in work hours including some evenings and some Saturdays• Bi-lingual Spanish required • Possess effective computer & communication skills with a focus on customer serviceResponsibilities:• Conducts intakes (screenings and assessments)with all clients in and associated with the Bridges, leading to referrals and linkages• Maintains a high level of knowledge of community resources• Encourages the Ages & Stages Questionnaire use by parents and supports parent-child activities that reinforce developmental milestones. • Supports all other parental support, outreach and engagement efforts provided by Bridges.• Collaborates with on-site programs to properly refer clients to the Healthy Beginnings Program• Supports and maintains collaborative relationships with key community service providers• Approaches all residents & clients with an ‘Excellent Customer Service’ mindset • Documents all services, referrals, and linkages• Messages CSC’s Healthy, Safe And Strong message to Bridges clients• Stays abreast of information pertinent to successful referral and linkage• Develops and maintains the Bridges Family Resource Library and Resource Directory Please apply to this position via our website: https://gocpg.iapplicants.com/ application.php EOE/DFWP Employment Full Time OPSStarting Date May, 2013 Duration 12 months: May, 2013 to April, 2014. Continued employment contingent on job performance and grant funding. Salary $9.75 hour Description Duties will include planting and harvesting of sugarcane and energy cane, collection of sugarcane and energy cane growth and yield measurements, laboratory experiments, data entry and other eld and laboratory duties as assigned. Experience with sugarcane, eld research and data collection and entry would be helpful, but not required. Valid FL drivers license and physical examination required. Contact Dr. Hardev Sandhu Everglades REC 3200E. Palm Beach Rd. Belle Glade, FL 33430 (561)993-1567 hsandhu@u .edu Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeSales People Wanted, recuit leads, set appt’s, sell memberships. Full and Part time available. Call Joey 863-677-4496. Employment Full Time Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies;experience supporting telecommunications equipment.• OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n• OSPF, EIGRP, PIM• LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP• GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+ Platform experience preferred: Con guration and installation of Cisco Systems routers, switches, wireless and services. Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held Agribusiness rms and is headquartered in Clewiston, Florida. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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Employment Part Time Employment Part TimeOphthalmic Assistant Part-time Specialty Retina Center LLC a busy ophthalmology practice specializing in the treatment of retinal diseases is now seeking a part-time, experienced Ophthalmic Assistant. This position will support our doctors by performing work-ups for patient exams to include: medical history, general health and eye health. The OA will provide certain testing procedures; give instruction to patients and explain certain procedures, as well as communicating with the patient to determine if there are any particular concerns they want to address with the doctor. Successful OAs enjoy helping people; are good problem solvers; enjoy science and have exceptional communication skills. Quali cations: High school diploma; the ability to obtain knowledge and skills on the job or through educational courses; mathematical aptitude, and experience using computers. Compensation commensurate with experience. If you believe you have the talents and skills to contribute to success at SRC and would like to be part of a dynamic team, you must submit a brief cover letter describing what speci cally interests you about the position. Please note : Applications must be complete with cover letter to receive consideration. Please submit resume to mraia@specialtyretina.com SRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Buildings & Sheds mobile construction/classroom trailer 12 x 56 ft mobile trailer ideal for construction site, storage, portable classroom. AC and Heat, enclosed cabinets, counters, aluminum handicap ramp and steps. 4930 SR. HWY 29 S. LaBelle $3,700.00/neg. (239)860-6722 or (863)946-0635 mobile construction/classroom trailer 12 x 56 ft mobile trailer ideal for construction site, storage, portable classroom. AC and Heat, enclosed cabinets, counters, aluminum handicap ramp and steps. 4930 SR. HWY 29 S. LaBelle $3,700.00/neg. (239)860-6722 or (863)946-0635 MiscellaneousJunk Yard Jimtravel trailers, mobile homes, tractors, golf carts, lawn mowers, autos, trucks, boats, BARTER, BUY OR SELL 954-553-6966 or 239-628-8795. 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 Apartments Apartments 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013

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Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month short or long term 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.net Houses RentLarge home in secure Aqua Isles Adult River Resort. 3bd/2ba, 2 screen porches, FP, carport, lawn care, pool, boating, furn/unfurn, pets, 859-548-2593 or 859-304-1381. Houses SaleCLEWISTON In town Duplex (2 sep. 3/2 plus lrg yard). $37,500 ea. $75k total. Ideal to share w/relative or home + rental income. Call owner 863-673-5071. Lots SaleMontura Ranch Estates 1 acre lot. Lot is developed and ready for a home. Call 863-673-6500. Open HouseYou are invited to attend an Open House at Sugarland Lodge No. 281 F. & A.M. 824 E. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston, FL recognizing the 64th Anniversary of the Charter issued on April 20, 1949. Our Lodge will be setup to receive visitors. Refreshments will be served 9 a.m.1 p.m. Sat., April 20, 2013, Sugar Festival Saturday. R Kevin Nelson Master Mobile Home Rent14’W, like new, 2/2, lg screen porch + utly, across from boat ramp corner lot $450. no dep. 863-885-2650. Mobile HomeSale3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-39 CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ALAN LANE TAYLOR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Alan Lane Taylor, deceased, whose date of death was November 10, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 7586, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 18, 2013. Personal Representative: Janice Taylor PO Box 26 Felda, Florida 33930 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Florida Bar Number 215848 Ralph Elver, P.A., Attorney for Janice Taylor P.O. Drawer 2280, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (863) 675-5800 (863)675-4998 Fax Email Service: E-service@ralphelverpa.com Email: ralphglabellelaw.com 440884 CN 4/18,25/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000355 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. GEORGE W. BELANGER, JR. A/K/A GEORGE W. BELANGER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GEORGE W. BELANGER, JR. A/K/A GEORGE W. BELANGER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2400 SCOTT ROAD ALVA, FL 33920 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN MICHELE M. BELANGER A/K/A MICHELE BELANGER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2400 SCOTT ROAD ALVA, FL 33920 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action, to foreclose a mortgage on the following properly in HENDRY County, Florida: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE EAST 30 FEET OF TRACT 16 FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2002 HOMES OF MERIT HOUSE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VINO/ FLHML2B1I 8526008A AND FLIIML2B118526008B.has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa., Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 4th day of April, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 WELLS/,.PS-SPCFHLMC-R-TriatperczTearri 1-P120070474;12007047**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 440430 CN 4/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000918 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS. CASEY BOWLIN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 10, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000918 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and CASEY BOWLIN; MELISSA BOWLIN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 15 day of MAY, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7823 NW CANAL TERRACE, LEHIGH ACRES, FL 33936 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 APRIL 3, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. BEVIS Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09104786 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFNINIC--Team 2 F09104786*See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (81.3) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 440381 CN 4/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000144 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vsBeatriz A. Bogardus; Luis Morales; Unknown Tenant(s) in Possession of the Subject Property Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated April 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000144 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Beatriz A. Bogardus and Luis Morales 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 May 1, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 5, 6 AND 7, IN BLOCK 415 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 440369 CN 4/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000194 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMJ TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WMC2 Plaintiff(s), vs. RICHARD GAGNON, et. al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 1, 2013, and entered in Case No, 26-2012CA-000194 of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMT TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTTFTCATES, SERIES 2005-WMC2 is the Plaintiff and RICHARD E GAGNON; TRICIA K. GAGNON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD E GAGNON NKA NANCY GAGNON AND CLAUDETTE WEBER are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce C.E. Hall Building, at 11 am on the 1st day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 14, AND THE WESTERLY 15.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 14 AND THE WESTERLY 15.00 FEET OF LOT 15, BLOCK 111, OF SUBURB BEAUTIFUL, AS RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, and commonly known as: 470 S DAVIS ST, LABELLE, FL 33935 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 AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HENDRY County, Florida, this 1st day of April, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /s/ 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”. 440343 CN 4/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File #262013CP000035CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF WANDA L. AUMEND Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WANDA L. AUMEND, deceased, whose date of death was June 6, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9738, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 18, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Matthew L. Ferguson MATTHEW L. FERGUSON, Attorney Florida Bar No. 0370540 Mettler Randolph Massey Carroll & Sterlacci, P.L. 340 Royal Palm Way, Suite 100 Palm Beach, Florida 33480 Telephone: 561-833-9631 Fax: 561-655-2835 E-mail: mferguson@mettlerlaw.com Personal Representative /s/ David Aumend DAVID AUMEND 440717 CN 4/18,25/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2012-CA-000057 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. GARRETT CHAPMAN A/K/A GARRETT CHAPMAN JR., IVY CHAPMAN A/K/A IVY L. CHAPMAN, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(st. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on April 9, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida described as: TRACT 15 B: THE NORTH 335 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1340 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS OVER THE EAST 30 FEET AND OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. and commonly known as: 1725 SWINGING TRL ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. Sales held on the front steps of the Glade County Courthouse, on May 9, 2013, at Thurs. @ 11am. 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. Dated this 11th day of April, 2013. Sandra H. Brown Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Edward B. Pritchard (813) 229-0900 x1558 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 441112 GCD 4/18,25/2013 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 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found a cow loose in the Ortona area. The cow may be identi ed and claimed by the owner(s). Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the cow. 440478 GCD 4/11;4/18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000927 CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-SD3, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-SD3, Plaintiff, EDUARDO GUILLEN, et al, Defendant(s)(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 26, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 26-2008CA-000927 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-SD3, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-SD3, is the Plaintiff and EDUARDO GUILLEN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDUARDO GUILLEN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR EMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 14, IN BLOCK 451 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 328 W VENTURA AVENUE CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Fender’s must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 27, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clark of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08073225 EMC-CONVTeam 3 F08073225**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 31)2, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding440304 CN 4/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PROBATE DIVISION HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2013CP24 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF TOMMY JOHNSON II, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Estate of TOMMY JOHNSON II, File Number 2013CP24, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida. The Courthouse address is Hendry County Courthouse, 24 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 11, 2013. All creditors and those having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, upon whom a copy of this notice has been served are required to le their claims with the above named court within the later of three (3) months after the date of the rst publication of this notice or thirty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, are required to le their claims with the abovenamed court within three (3) months after the date of the rst publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative: Ebonie Latrice Francis 408 McClure Street LeHigh Acres, Florida 33972 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jennifer M. Neilson Florida Bar No. 54986 NEILSON LAW, P.A. 3501 Del Prado Blvd S., #306 Cape Coral, Florida 33904 Of ce: (239) 443-3866 Fax: (888) 443-5219 Email: jn@nlaw.us 440431 CN 4/11,18/2013 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 04/20/2013 at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL, the undersigned, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: 863-675-1025 Fredonna Vazquez Unit #M-16 3 Big wooden head & foot board, misc. items Leslie Gallego Unit #J-72 White bedroom set and dining room set Eric Herrera Unit #311 Misc. items Noe Rosales Unit #K-7 Washer, dryers, sofa, dining room set & misc. items Jon Ruble Unit #B-3 Misc. household items Ruth Christmas Unit #K-6 Dining room set & sofa 440435 CN 4/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-153 DR AMIE LOUISE HANCOCK, Petitioner, and RICKY JOE MADDOX, II., Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PATERNITY/ DISESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY TO: RICKY JOE MADDOX, II. Last known address: 200 Country Club, Largo, FL 33770 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Paternity has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on AMIE LOUISE HANCOCK’s attorney STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, Esq., whose address is P.O. Box 2188, LaBelle, FL 33975 on or before (date) and le the original with the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure o f documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Deputy Cler k 440468 CN 4/11,18/2013 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until May 3, 2013 for Bid #Q13-0006, 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Ray Clinard, Chairman 441034 CN/CB 4/18/2013 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until May 3, 2013 for Bid #Q13-0005, 2013 Ford Escape FWD. Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Ray Clinard, Chairman 441036 CN/CB 4/18/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on April 29th, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 2004 Ford, VIN: 1FMZU63W34UA18646 2006 Suzuki, VIN: JS2RC62H265353569 ***We have to right to refuse any and all bids*** 441086 CN 4/18/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on April 25th 2013 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. 441204 CN/CB 4/18/2013 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2531 2009 1214334-01000010090 Daisy Hill Life Estate And Toshia R. Drummond Lots 9 and 10, Block I, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 2 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat ther eof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441104 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1387 2009 1144432-A0001900100 Orlando Naranjo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2742, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441095 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1822 2009 1254432-A0002540100 Jose M Vera Ramos The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4962, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441091 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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, V S. RANDALL WIMBERLY. et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 10, 2013 and entered in Case No. 22-2012CA-000077 of the Circuit Court of the T WENTIETH 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 A SSOCIATION, 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 9th day of May, 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 11, 2013. Sandra H. Brown Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018**See Americans with Disabilities A ct In accordance wish the A mericans 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. 4341109 CN 4/18,25/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001350 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. FAISAL SHAFIULLAH et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2013 and entered in Case No 26-2009CA-001350 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and FAISAL SHAFIULLAH; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FAISAL SHAFIULLAH N/K/A JOHN DOE; VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE HOA, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR. HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 24, VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 199, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 492 LOPEZ PLACE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 15, 2013, Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald .R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 FO9I36176 WELLSVS-SPECFHLMC-Tearn 6 F09116/ 76**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1.700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (Tun), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.441184 CN 4/18,25/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/05/2013, 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. 1996 DODGE 1B3EJ46X8TN283190 1993 BUICK 1G4HP53L2PH489459 2005 LINCOLN 1LNHM87A55Y658146 441172 CN 4/18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13-DR-252 Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: LEIDYS L. HERRADA, Wife and CARLOS ALBERTO DORADO GARCIA, AKA CARLOS ALBERTO DORADO Husband. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: CARLOS ALBERTO DORADO GARCIA, AKA CARLOS ALBERTO DORADO, Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Petitioner’s Attorney Neil Morales, whose address is 2272 Airport Road South, Suite 101, Naples, FL 34112, on or before 5-13-2013 and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at Hendry County Courthouse at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 4/5/13 Clerk of the Circuit Court By R. DeLaCruz Deputy Clerk440600 CN 4/11,18,25;5/2/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001110 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE PACKARD, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-001110 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. is the Plaintiff and CONNIE PACKARD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONNIE PACKARD IF ANY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 53, TANGLEWOOD OAKS UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2005 DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN #’S SBHGA1350400139A AND SBHGA1350400139B. A/K/A 4052 CALOOSA LOOP, 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 April 15, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10108283 COUNTRY-FHA.---Team 6 F10108283**See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 441187 CN 4/18,25/2013NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 440011 CN 4/11,18/2013 Notice of Public Meeting Hendry County Tourist Development Council Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, April 25, 2013 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Hickpochee Ave. (SR80), LaBelle, FL. If no quorum is established, the alternate meeting date is May 2, 2013 at the same time and location. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, 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 include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 441174 CN/CB 4/18/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Glades County Public Library, 201 Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, Florida. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 440241 CN 4/18/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. It will be held at the Glades County Public Library, 201 Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, Florida. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. For more information, you may contact Ms. Nichole Gwinnett at (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org. 440240 CN 4/18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000565 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WF3, Plaintiff, VS. BETTY R. SANCHEZ A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTY R. SANCHEZ A/K/A BETTY SANCHEZ LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 212 AVENIDA DEL CLUB CLEWISTON, FL 33440-8367 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN DOBERTI SANCHEZ LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 212 AVENIDA DEL CLUB CLEWISTON, FL 33440-8367 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following properly in HENDRY County, Florida: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 24, OF MONTLTRA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 38 AND 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa., Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 4th day of April, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-kellery-Team 1F12012014-F12012014**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 440 CN 4/11,18/2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1311 2009 1134432-A0002020100 Lou’s Properties, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3068, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441092 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1712 2009 1244432-A0001130100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR & Laida Naranjo Cassanova TR The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5183, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441099 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 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 Public NoticeSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Moreno Farms, Inc (Felda/Tanner Grove) P.O. Box 770217, Miami, FL 33177, has submitted Application 130311-6 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 117 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 17, Township 45 South, Range 29 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 440996 CN 4/18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1920 2009 1274432-A0000380100 Prudence Richards The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 783, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441103 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 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 Verona A, 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 2528 2007 2024329-28000000820 Osvaldo & Jana Alfonso Lot 147, Section 1, LABELLE FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441093 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, 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 1502 2007 1244432-A0001240000 Gary Scott Miller The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5186, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441090 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1880 2009 1264432-A0001930000 Neri Vasquez The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 300, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441097 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l. 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 1661 2007 1264432-A0002340000 Helen Sparks + Joey C. Scott The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida., excluding the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 409 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441098 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1828 2009 1254432-A0002670000 Ismael Portalatin Gonzalez The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4954, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441094 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 2007 2008 1264432-A0000040100 Carlos Viana Dantos The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1122, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441089 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 Ella lll, 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 1637 2007 1264432-A0001530000 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 320, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441101 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 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 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 24 de april de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 440010 CN 4/11,18/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITIES RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting April 22, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board 441171 CN/CB 4/18/2013 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 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 County of Hendry, 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 1690 2009 1244432-A0000430100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR + Laida Naranjo Cassanova TR The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5328, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441096 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 5/14/13 SUBJECT AREA: 257 Cellular Telephones EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for cellular telephones. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1010.215 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1010.215 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for cellular telephones. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on May 14, 2013. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 440715 CN 4/18,25;5/2 CB 5/2/2013 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 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 County of Hendry, 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 1769 2009 1254432-A0001140000 Arnold D. & Claudia Hessen The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1143, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441102 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1912 2009 1274432-A0000170000 Lou’s Properties, Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 843, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441100 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 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 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 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Glades County: Moorehaven Mining and Land Development, LLC (Mid Oaks Mine) 40800 Cook Brown Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, has submitted Application 130325-14 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00437-W to irrigate 55.48 acres of industrial lands. The water will be withdrawn from onsite lakes and ponds and the project is located in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 440936 GCD 4/18/2013 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2540 2009 1214334-010000K0020 Elbert Allen Jr Lots 2, 3 and 4 in Block K of HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441105 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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… SEMINOLE TRIBAL ELECTION MAY 13, 2013 In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Corporate Charter and Bylaws of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., a Regular Election is called for the following of ces on May 13,2013. Quali ed Candidates for each of ce are listed. SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA TRIBAL COUNCIL Big Cypress Reservation Richard Bowers, Jr. Mitchell Cypress Cicero Osceola Manuel (Mondo)Tiger (Incumbent) Brighton Reservation Andrew J. Bowers, Jr. (Incumbent) Reno Osceola Diane S. Smith Hollywood Reservation Betty Jones Christopher Osceola Richard Osceola Marcellus Osceola, Jr. (Incumbent) Gordon Wareham SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Big Cypress Reservation Joe Frank (Incumbent) Paul Bowers, Sr. Brighton Reservation Larry Howard (Incumbent) Johnnie Jones Hollywood Reservation Jason D. Billie Sunny Frank Eric Osceola M. Steve Osceola Marcellus Osceola, Sr. Those members voting “ABSENTEE” will be furnished with absentee ballots upon request. If voting by mail, please request absentee ballots at once to fax # 954-967-3488 or email to psayen@semtribe.com (cc to) wbowers@semtribe.com. allow enough time for ballots to be mailed to you and be returned to the Secretary’s of ce on or before May 13, 2013. Mark your ballots at once and return them so they can be included in the count for this election. All eligible voters are requested to cast their ballots at established polling places on the three (3) reservations or by absentee ballots. VOTING LOCATIONS: Big Cypress Reservation: Senior Center Brighton Reservation: Cattle/Range Of ce Hollywood Reservation: Tribal Of ce Auditorium Polls will be open 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM All eligible tribal members are urged to exercise their right to vote in this election. PRISCILLA D. SAYEN TRIBAL SECRETARY 04/09/13 *You may send the bill to the above address for payment along with a courtesy copy of publication, attention to Priscilla Sayen, Tribal Secretary’s Of ce 6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Florida 33024. If you have any question please do not hesitate to call. 440976 CN 4/18/2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AFFECTED RULES: 40E-6.011, 40E-6.021, 40E-6.031, 40E-6.041, 40E-6.051, 40E-6.091, 40E-6.101, 40E-6.121, 40E-6.201, 40E-6.221, 40E-6.321, 40E-6.331, 40E-6.341, 40E-6.351, 40E-6.361, 40E-6.381, 40E-6.451, 40E-6.481, 40E-6.501, 40E-6.521, and 40E-6.601, 40E-6.701, 40E-6.711, 40E-6.721, 40E-6.731, 40E-6.741, 40E-6.751, 40E-62.011, 40E-62.020, 40E-62.021, 40E-62.023, 40E-62.041, 40E-62.042, 40E-62.043, 40E-62.051, 40E-62.101, 40E-62.301, 40E-62.321, 40E-62.331, 40E-62.341, 40E-62.351, 40E-62.381, 40E-62.381 and 40E-62.651, F.A.C. SUMMARY: The District reviewed its right of way permitting rules in accordance with Section 120.74(1), F.S., which requires agencies to review and revise its rules as often as necessary to ensure that its rules are correct and comply with statutory requirements. As a result, the District identi ed a number of rules in need of correction, modi cation/clari cation, or updating. No substantive amendments are proposed. The amendments are as follows: • Changing all references of “Basis of Review” to “Criteria Manual”; • Reducing the number of drawings required from 6 to 4; • Adding de nition regarding safety features for public works projects; • Combining rules regarding Content of Application and Conditions for Issuance of Permits for Notice General Permits and Standard Permits; • Clarifying commercial use of District’s rights of way; • Deleting requirement to record Notice of Permit and allowing the District to record such notice; • Deleting the time restriction for transfer of permits; • Adding clari cation for duration of permits re: expiration dates/ commencement of construction; • Adding new category of Notice General Permit (NGP) for facilities meeting al NGP criteria, but existing; • Clarifying de nition of utility; • Merging all relevant portions of Chapter 40E-62 (C-18 Right of Way Rule) into Chapter 40E-6, F.A.C.; and, • Repealing entire Chapter 40E-62, F.A.C. TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS : May 9, 2013, beginning 9:00 a.m. LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Jorge Patino, Section Administrator Right of Way, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, jpatino@sfwmd.gov, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6175, or (561) 682-6175. For procedural questions contact Juli Russell, Paralegal Specialist, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, jurussel@sfwmd.gov, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6268, or (561) 682-6268. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Af fected persons are advised that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may contact the District Clerk at (800) 432-2045, ext. 2087 or (561) 682-2087 at least ve business days in advance to make appropriate arrangements. 440918 ON 4/17 CGS 4/18/2013 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: 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. Fish Busters’ BulletinBY BOB WATTENDORF FWCApril showers bring May owers, but in Florida there is already an abundance of blooms and a bonanza of freshwater shing opportunities that began earlier this spring. All across the state, anglers have reported great catches of a variety of freshwater shes. Anglers especially target sun shes moving into the shallows to spawn in spring. Black crappie (specks), redbreast sun sh and largemouth bass begin spawning when water temperatures get over 62 degrees. Crappie will stop spawning before bass, which continue to work the beds until it warms up to about 75 degrees. They are followed by redear sun sh (70to 80-degree waters) and bluegill (7585). Research and angler lore indicate these sh key their peak activity to a few days before and after full and new moons during spring. April is a favorite time of year for freshwater anglers, not only because sh congregating in the shallows provide great catch rates with lots of quality-size sh, but also because temperatures tend to be comfortable for an outdoor expedition. Another reason is that the rst Saturday in April each year (April 6, this year) is a license-free freshwater shing day across the state. People are exempt from needing a license that day, so it is a great opportunity to reach out to people who don't have a freshwater shing license and show them how much fun a day on the water can be. Or, perhaps you have children who have been bugging you to go, and you haven't wanted to buy a license to accompany them. Now is your chance. In Florida, nearly everyone is within 45 minutes of a shing hole. For help nding a location or shing tips and seasonal shing forecasts, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing (under "Freshwater Fishing," choose "Sites & Forecasts"). Quarterly forecasts by biologists are supplemented with links to local bait-and-tackle shops, marinas or guides for even more timely updates. Florida's Big Catch Angler Recognition Program provides an opportunity for anglers to commemorate impressive freshwater catches with a certi cate and having their photo posted online. Thirty-three different species are included in the program, and all it takes to participate is a photo of a sh that exceeds either a speci ed length or weight. It's a great incentive for youth, who can qualify by catching sh that are roughly 25 percent smaller than qualifying measures for adult anglers. Visit MyFWC.com/BigCatch for more details and to enroll. However, the ultimate challenge is the race for the biggest trophy bass of the year. Florida's fame as a bass- shing destination lies in an abundance of lakes and rivers that consistently produce trophy-size bass. To document locations and frequency of bass catches over 8 pounds, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched TrophyCatch (TrophyCatchFlorida. com) in October with support from industry partners. The goal is to enhance and sustain trophy bass sheries and to promote Florida as the Bass Fishing Capital of the World, based on documented catches. To participate, catches must be veri ed by the FWC for the angler to earn awards. For Lunker Club (8 to 9.9 pounds) and Trophy Club (10 to 12.9 pounds), veri cation requires photos of the entire bass showing its length and weight, and then the bass must be released. Photos are submitted via the website. For Hall of Fame bass, which earn for the angler a free replica valued at $500 and an additional $500 in other prizes, the sh must be caught before the end of April and weighed on certi ed scales by an FWC representative. If you catch one, keep it alive and call 855FL-TROPHY. From May through September, bass over 13 pounds can still be photo-documented as Trophy Club bass, but they won't be entered into the Hall of Fame, to prevent undue stress from warmer waters. The biggest bass of this season (ending Sept. 30) veri ed by TrophyCatch will earn a $3,000 championship ring provided by the American Outdoor Fund. The biggest bass caught in Osceola County and veri ed by TrophyCatch will take home $10,000, courtesy of Explore Kissimmee. If a registered guide helped, the guide earns a $2,500 bonus (see website for details). So register now, check out the rules, grab a rod-reel, camera, scale and tape measure, and go catch yourself a lunker, document it and then release it. By the way, just registering gets you into a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. The biggest sh of the year currently is a 13pound, 14-ounce monster caught by Bob Williams, while shing wild shiners on Rodman Reservoir, with guide Sean Rush (Trophy Bass Expeditions). Check out YouTube.com/TrophyCatchFlorida to see a video of the current leaderboard, including Williams' catch. Now it's your turn! Enjoy the great freshwater shing Florida has for you this spring. Make memories and celebrate them through Florida's angler recognition programs at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, and if you release a lunker bass, you'll be able to say "My Trophy Swims in Florida!" April Brings Great Fishing Before May Flowers

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Integrated weed management, or IWM, is a management option for crop producers who want to ght weeds using every available technology; it involves three activities scouting, prevention and control coordinated to discourage weeds from growing in the rst place. Producers have been slow to adopt IWM, but a team of scientists with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences say it can be a sustainable, affordable choice. In fact, the team publishes so much research on the subject that they earned UF several top ve results in a recent study that assessed the productivity of weed science teams worldwide. "We've sustained a pretty high level of activity," said Jason Ferrell, an agronomy associate professor who's been part of the UF weed science team for a decade. In the current issue of the journal Weed Technology, authors with Lacombe Research Centre in Alberta, Canada, assessed thousands of weed science articles published in peer-reviewed journals and other publications from Jan. 1, 1995 to June 1, 2012. In the article, UF was mentioned in eight of nine rankings involving research facilities. UF had three top ve nishes, including second place in weed biology articles, a sixth-place tie for weed detection articles and a tie for third in preventative weed management articles. Each of the top sources for preventative weed management articles was then evaluated for the number of articles it published on six control approaches. UF's results: second place in alternative control, second in biological control, fourth in chemical control, fourth in cultural control, no mention in mechanical control and a third-place tie for preventative control. Peter Dittmar, a horticultural sciences assistant professor, said the UF weed science program has been proli c out of necessity Florida produces about 150 outdoor-grown crops that need weed control, everything from ornamental horticulture to pastures. To meet the challenges, UF/IFAS routinely employs 10-12 weed scientists, compared with two or three in states with less-diverse agriculture, Dittmar said. Both are quick to point out that UF's glowing statistics are the result of an effort that stretches back at least 20 years. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 Wizard of Oz will be playing at the Dolly Hand Theatre in MayAn audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Wizard Of Oz on Monday, April 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. Among the roles to be cast are Dorothy, Toto, the Lion, the Tin Man, the Professor/Wizard, the Green Guard, Glinda, the Wicked Witch, Mayor Munchkin, Farmer Munchkin, the Munchkins, the Winkies, the Magicians and the Fierce and Ferocious Flowers. Students grades K-5 through 12 are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/ Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. The Wizard Of Oz will be presented on Friday, May 3 at 12 noon (students will be excused from school) and Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Belle Glade is brought to you by Palm Beach State College with support from Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. For more information, call the box of ce at 561-993-1160. Students: Open Auditions for Roles in The Wizard of Oz SUBMITTED PHOTO Thursday, April 18Seminole Heritage Day at the Clewiston Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a guest speaker, Willie John, at 7 p.m.Friday, April 19Rotary Club Sugar Festival BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Youth Center parking lot. There will be BBQ ribs, beans, cole slaw, rolls, and Iced Tea. Drug-Free Hendry Talent Fest from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sugar Festival Park. Winner to perform on Saturday on the main stage at 11:30 a.m. Rock & Roll on Bond Street from 7 to 11 p.m. Featuring Downtime & Friends and WAFC True Oldies. Raising Cane Rodeo at 7 p.m. at the Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show Arena. There is a price for admission.Saturday, April 20Sugar Festival 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Tennis Tournament at 8:30 a.m. Basketball Tournament at 9 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament at 9 a.m. Cornhole Tournament at 9 a.m. Arts & Crafts Festival starting at 9 a.m. in the Civic Park. Big Lake Cruisers Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sweet Taste of Sugar 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., held by the City Pool. Alligator Wrestling Ranch Rodeo, Bull Riding and Barrel Racing at 7 p.m. at the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show Arena. There is a price for admission. Dance Floor Performances Clewiston Performing Arts Center at 9:30 a.m. Country Rhythm Cloggers at 11 a.m. Opening Ceremonies on main stage Winner of Drug-Free Hendry's Talent Fest performs at 11:30 a.m. Shane Duncan at 12 p.m. The Alter Eagles Band at 1:30 p.m. The Farm at 3:15 p.m. Headliner Casey James at 5 p.m.Sunday, April 21Sugar Festival Bass Tournament at 5 a.m. Check in is at the Roland Martin Marina Center. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. at Roland & Mary Ann Martin's Marina. Raising Cane Youth Rodeo at 2 p.m. at the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show Arena. There is a price for admission. EVENTS FOR SUGAR FESTIVAL UF/IFAS Weed Science Program Ranks High for Research Publishing The celebration has expanded every year since and has evolved into the Sugar Festival that residents know today. This year's activities include the Clewiston Rotary BBQ and Drug Free Hendry County Talent Fest on Friday; arts and crafts, food, and performances by Shane Duncan, The Alter Eagles and The Farm on Saturday; and the Sugar Festival Bass Tournament and Raising Cane Youth Rodeo on Sunday. "This is a celebration for the entire community," says Sanchez, echoing statements by the Sugar Festival Committee. "[It is] a family oriented festival and we encourage everyone to come and celebrate sugar with us!" The festival is made possible thanks to sponsorships by the Seminole Tribe of Florida (grand sponsor), U.S. Sugar, Alan Jay Automotive, Everglades Farm Equipment, Roland Martin Marina and Direct Industrial Products. FESTIVALContinued  1 WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com events ? ph otos ? t ip s ? s tor i es ?

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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! 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 18, 2013 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe Healthy Start staff members from the Florida Department of Health Hendry and Glades Counties had a great time at the annual local Healthy Start Coalition fundraiser ‘Winning Big for Babies.’ These staff members volunteered their own time to assist with this very worthy fundraiser. The Healthy Start program is a voluntary medical-based, home-visiting program which offers care coordination and prenatal care services from registered nurses, care coordinators, and family support workers. Healthy Start helps to ensure that mothers and their babies have access to needed medical care and other community services to help give their baby a healthy start in life. Healthy Start staff members focus on the importance of early prenatal care, prenatal education, infant care, parenting, and providing resources to pregnant women and babies three years and younger who are screened and determined to be “high-risk.” The goals of Healthy Start are to reduce the number of infant deaths, reduce the number of premature or low birth weight babies, and improve the health and developmental outcomes for young children. Please visit the website at www.HealthyStartBaby.org for more information on the different programs and services that are provided with Healthy Start. Winning Big For Babies SUBMITED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 24 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 18, 2013 A crash involving a Kawasaki Ninja and Chevrolet HHR resulted critical injuries to James Hugh Lauson Edwards, 46 of South Bay, at 12:03 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver of the Chevrolet HHR, Johnny Trevor Jackson, 19 of Clewiston, was traveling west on Harlem Academy Avenue, approaching the intersection of 10th street. Edwards was traveling in the opposite direction, also approaching the intersection of 10th street, when Jackson began to turn directly in the path of the small motorcycle. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation, and BAC results regarding the state that Edwards was in are still pending. Edwards was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, where his wounds were found to be critical. Jackson was not injured during the altercation. Motorcycle Crash Results in Critical InjuriesDUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested April 11 by Ofc. Garrett  DUI Arr e Of c. Ga r Picture Not AvailableDaniel Alexander Granados, 20 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. PHOTO / CAROLYN HESTERMontura Fire Deptartment builds rampThe Montura Fire Department builds a ramp for a disabled family in Montura on Saturday, April 13. Funds to pay for the ramp were donated by re ghters themselves, who saw the need for the ramp after responding to a medical call at the residence. Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads