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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
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Southern Gardens not bowing down to devastating citrus diseaseBY MELISSA BELTZ mbeltz@newszap.com“The industry will never be what it was, but Florida orange juice isn’t going to go away,” said an optimistic Ricke Kress, president of Southern Gardens Citrus, in response to the threat of citrus greening, a disease that has been devastating the world’s citrus industry for over a decade. Citrus greening is a bacterial disease spread by insects called Asian citrus psyllids. The psyllids infect citrus trees as they feed on the trees’ leaves and stems. Once a tree is infected, there is no cure. So far, citrus greening has devastated millions of acres of citrus crops throughout the U.S. and around the world. It has affected the entire state of Florida, the southern United States, including California, and citrus-growing countries world-wide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The disease has been so devastating to American citrus production, that the Coca-Cola company announced a $2 billion investment in the Florida citrus industry earlier this month. Coca-cola is partnering with Cutrale Citrus Juices and Peace River Citrus Products to plant 25,000 acres of orange trees in central Florida, adding 4,100 jobs during a 25-year period, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Southern Gardens Citrus, located in Clewiston, is one of the largest suppliers of 100 percent pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice. According to Kress, Southern Gardens rst learned their groves were infected with citrus greening disease in 2005. “We were one of the rst commercial groves where it was con rmed that we had citrus greening,” said Kress. “At that point, we made the decision that we had to learn as much as we could about this disease. The best way we could learn about it was to talk to the people who had been dealing with it, and Brazil had been dealing with this disease for about 18 months to two years before Florida.” By January 2006, Southern Gardens was in Brazil, working with and talking to the citrus industry, according to Kress. “One of the rst things we learned was it was important that we control the citrus psyllid,” said Kress. “So we immediately increased our spray program to get more -what we felt was more -control.” The best practices known at that time, explained Kress, were to control the insect, inspect the groves frequently, and replace infected trees with disease free trees as soon as possible. Like all Florida citrus operations, citrus greening has been devastating to Southern Gardens. “We have identi ed in excess of 650,000 trees that are infected by this disease, which is maybe 25-28 percent of our total trees,” said Kress. An Uncertain Future for Local Citrus Industry? City comm. makes decision and ends months-long discussionBY MELISSA BELTZ mbeltz@newszap.comCity commissioners were on an decision-making kick at their May 20 meeting, held in Clewiston’s City Hall. City employees’ pension plans have been frozen since October 2012. They have been awaiting a decision by the commission to choose a new pension plan provider, which would unfreeze those funds. The list of possible providers was narrowed down to three candidates and, for months, the commission has been putting off a decision as to which provider should manage the pension funds. A committee was formed at the last city commission meeting, held on May 6, to discuss the different candidates and choose which provider would be best for city employees. The committee did not give the commission a de nitive answer; they did, however, provide a “recommendation” for the commission. On the committee, was Commissioner James Pittman, who was not in attendance at the commission meeting. Instead, City Manager Al Perry read Commissioner Pittman’s recommendation to the board. Commissioner Pittman suggested the board choose Securian as their pension plan provider based on the service provided by Secrurian, the diversity of their investments, and the fact that the company is client driven, among other reasons. Commissioner Mali Gardner, however, did not agree. Instead, Commissioner Gardner leaned towards the Securian Chosen as County’s New Pension Provider DRIVE A NEW 2013 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2209 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #13C103. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 05/31/13. T, M C F E U J P T B S F P V. N SEE NEW PROVIDER 18Hispanic Students Recognized for Excellence SEE CITRUS 8 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAPictured above are Yair Antonio and Maria Orozco, of the Harvest of Hope Dance Group, doing a traditional Mexican dance called Jarade Tapatio at the Hispanic Americans of Stature Awards. For full story, see Page 13.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Closeout Sale Price $28,992Closeout Sale Price $30,988 All-American Deals € 4 Remaining 2012sCloseout Sale Price $40,922Closeout Sale Price $48,910 Here is a great vehicle packed with features. Dual screen DVD's, leather interior, 8way power seats, remote start, back-up camera, 6.5 touch screen radio, blind spot detection, and more! WAS $34,625Equipped--not stripped!! SLT package with the Big Horn upgrade. Includes 5.7L, chrome 20" wheels, bucket seats with center console, tow package, luxury group, remote start, satellite radio,spray in bed liner and more!WAS $39,200Great for work or play. Powerful 6.7L Cummins turbo engine, 6 speed automatic, remote start, tow package, trailer mirrors, polished aluminum wheels, anti-spin rear axle, trailer brake control, exhaust brake, skid plate, and more!WAS $51,980Over the road luxury like no other! 6.7L Cummins engine, leather bucket seats with memory, navigation radio with touch screen & satellite, remote start, power pedals, back-up camera, anti-spin, tow package, exhaust brake, mopar running boards, and more!WAS $58,560Prices plus tax, tag, license, $699 dealer fee. Includes rebates to dealer. In lieu of other factory incentives. Ram 2500 and 3500 includes $1,000 trade assistance. Residency restrictions apply. See dealer for details.202 W Sugarland Hwy | Clewiston | (863) 386-6234 OIL CHANGE SPECIAL WARNING LIGHT ON?FREE SCAN AND DIAGNOSTIC CHECK Most Cars & Light Duty Trucks • Call for appt $ 19 95 Up to 5 qts, most cars and light duty trucks. Add’l charge for diesel & synthetic. Excludes taxes and disposal fee.TIRE ROTATION AND BRAKE INSPECTION $ 14 95Most Cars & Light Duty Trucks Call for appt FREE 2 year/24,000 Mile Scheduled Maintenance € Full Factory Warranty NO DEF REQUIRED! NO DEF REQUIRED! 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L 2012 Ram 2500 Crewcab 4x4 SLT 2012 Ram 3500 Crewcab Laramie 4x4 2012 Ram 1500 Quadcab 4X4 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013

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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 VPK Available for Pre-K studentsApply now for your four-year-old to be placed in a lottery for a school-year, full day PreKindergarten 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 Sep. 1, 2013. Applications must be completed by May 31.AA Meetings at St. Martin’s ChurchThere will be AA meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., held at St. Martin’s Church at 207 N. W.C. Owens in Clewiston.Mini Health Fairs May 2013 These health fairs are Free and open to the Public. We will be doing free Blood Pressure, Weight, Pulse and Oxygen checks. For More Information please call Tabitha Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach program at 863233-1305. Mini Health fair: Hope Connections Clewiston, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., next to the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. Ace HH License #29991018. Open to the public.CHS Class Reunion ‘03 OrganizesAttention 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.Memorial Day Solid Waste Collection ScheduleThe City of Clewiston will not be collecting residential or commercial solid waste on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Monday’s routes will be picked up on Tuesday, May 28. No changes to the rest of the week’s schedules. Please DO NOT PLACE YOUR TIPPER BY THE STREET UNTIL MONDAY EVENING. For questions, please call 983-1471 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.Prevent Tobacco Use in Minors Valarie L. James, Tobacco Prevention Specialist from the Hendry County Health Department, informs the following: “We know that 85 percent of Hendry County youth do not use tobacco, but 14 percent report use of tobacco in the past 30 days, with an average starting age of about 12 years old. We all must do our part: talk to youth about tobacco, urge parents to communicate with children about the dangers of tobacco, and report places where underage tobacco use occurs.” YOUR Presence is requested at The Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership Meeting on May 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the LaBelle Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle (Break Room). This will be the nal Partnership meeting for the scal year and business will consist of Policy Updates, SWAT Reports, and training on Point of Sale Tobacco Advertising. For more information, please contact HendryTFP@gmail.com or Valarie James at 6744041 ext 128.Closed for Memorial DayTransfer Stations in Clewiston and LaBelle will be closed on May 27 for Memorial Day observance. There will be no residential garbage or recycling pickup. Normal pick up will resume the next scheduled day. Please call 863-675-5252 if you have any questions.Kindergarten FairClewiston Kindergarten teachers will be hosting a Kindergarten Fair at Central Elementary School on May 23, from 5 p.m. 7 p.m. for all parents and children that will be up and coming Kindergarten students. This workshop will be to inform parents about the 2013-2014 school year and the academic expectations of your child.Memorial Day HonoringA Memorial Day Honoring Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. Ridgelawn Cemetery Offered by the Clewiston High School, Criminal Justice Operations.Yard SaleYard Sale on May 25, from 7 a.m. 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church 201 N Francisco Street. Variety of household items, large and small. Electronics, books, outdoor items, hand tools, combo shing rods, clothes, shoes, baked goods and more. All donations welcome anytime before the yard sale; pick up available on large items, including used cars, boats, trailers, etc. Tax deductable receipts available, if needed. For more information on drop off or pick up, contact Hal Howard 863-599-8879 or Joe Payne 305-335-6535. The church elder is Patrick Lucey and the manager of maintaince is Hal Howard. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Bus Drivers WantedHendry County School Board is recruiting substitute bus drivers. If anyone is interested, please contact the Transportation Department at 863-983-1516. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Common Nighthawk has one of the longest migration routes of all North American birds. It spends the winter in South America. This bird is usually solitary, but will form large ocks during migration. Its breeding range extends from the Yukon to as far south as Panama. This bird species has also been recorded in Iceland, Greenland, the Azores, Faroe Island, and the British Isles. The usual egg date for the Common Nighthawk in Florida is April and May; however some nests have been reported through July. Currently, it is being reported nesting in inland Florida. The Common Nighthawk does not build nests, but often lays eggs on bare ground. By watching its behavior, a nest can be located. In order to help promote nest success, care should be taken to avoid driving or walking on top of the eggs. This medium-sized bird has a large head, tiny bill and is well camou aged with brown, black, and gray feathers, with barring on the chest. In ight, long, pointed, bent wings with a white patch are observed during diving displays, which makes it look like a big bat with headlights. It is known locally as the "bullbat". During courtship, the male can create a booming sound from air rushing through its wingtips during a steep dive. Some common calls are a nasal "peent or "beer" when ying. The female will make a hissing or throaty cluck when defending a nest. The male's courting call is a croaking "auk auk auk". The oldest Common Nighthawk on record was 10 years old. The Common Nighthawk is most visible during early daylight and late afternoon when it forages on the wing over open areas near the ground or water, or more than 500 feet in the sky. It is sometimes seen hunting at night during a full moon or near street lights. Its diet consists almost exclusively of ying insects, however, it may also eat a small amount of vegetation. During midday, it can be seen resting on horizontal tree limbs, fences and utility wires. The female Common Nighthawk will lay two cream-colored eggs directly on bare ground or in raised locations, such as stumps or gravel roofs. Both parents will perform diversion displays to draw intruders away from a nest. During breeding season, they are generally very territorial. The female incubates the eggs, but will leave them unattended during the evening to feed. The eggs hatch in 16 to 20 days, with the young being capable of ight at about 21 days of age. Both parents continue to feed the chicks regurgitated insects up to a few days past edging. You are invited to join local volunteers and members of the Florida Ornithological Society during the May 31 through June 2 Breeding Bird Surveys. Meet at the Port LaBelle Inn at 6 p.m. on Friday May 31. Volunteers will be searching for evidence of nest building, edglings, and other nesting behaviors in order to con rm breeding birds for the Breeding Bird Atlas. Inland Birding Fun: Common Nighthawk (CONI) PHOTO/ MARGARET ENGLANDPictured above is the Common Nighthawk.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 ACROSS 1 Short sermon 7 Barrier along a bank 11 Breakfast meat 14 Easy-entry baby outfit 15 Happy DaysŽ actress Moran 16 Skater Midori 17 *Tiny time unit 19 Brave __ WorldŽ 20 Blues legend James 21 Words with instant and hour 22 Four Tops tune, e.g. 24 *Compromising position 27 Sesame StreetŽ music teacher since the shows inception 30 Negative replies 31 Start a bridge hand 32 Standoffish 34 Grifters game 35 Its all in your head 39 *Prop for an emcee 43 Times of Your LifeŽ singer Paul 44 Popular Calif. destination 45 Buzzy instrument 46 Clump of dirt 48 Tiki bar accessory 50 Capital of Saskatchewan? 51 *Loitered 56 Coastal recess 57 Show willingness to compromise 58 Director Kazan 62 Steeped brew 63 Mood, and a literal feature of the answer to each starred clue 66 Turntable letters 67 Musical syllables 68 The WrestlerŽ star Mickey 69 Seventh Greek letter 70 Bark excitedly 71 Orderly arrangements DOWN 1 Spot for an office 2 Handling the job 3 Hot sandwich 4 Muhammad Alis faith 5 XXVI doubled 6 Unequivocal agreement 7 Transferrable image 8 Like a 7-Down, perhaps 9 Many holiday guests 10 BewitchedŽ mother 11 Many a Mumbai man 12 Picked up pizza, say 13 Tended the turf 18 Phases out 23 Nabokov title girl 25 A gumshoe often pays for it 26 Trait transmitter 27 The Crimson Tide 28 Swedish actress Lena 29 Strong lager 33 Mythical source of wisdom 34 Longtime Aniston co-star 36 Throw for a loop 37 Grandson of Eve 38 Kerfuffles 40 Walk heavily 41 Really enjoyed oneself 42 Shallot covering 47 Threw 48 Unique 49 Writer Welty 51 British bishops topper52 Hardly handy 53 Peruvian grazer 54 Update to reflect new roads, say 55 Voice an objection 59 Pre-euro currency 60 Dark and murky 61 Sugary drinks 64 Norma __Ž 65 On behalf of By Doug Peterson (c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 05/22/13 05/22/13 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: xwordeditor@aol.comCrossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 7.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus one month ago. The national average has increased 16.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “The last seven days have delivered some shocks at the pump for motorists in the nation’s Midwest,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such crazy trends in gasoline prices occur all at once -prices spiking in one area, falling in another, and holding steady in others. What we’re seeing today is certainly rare,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update The upcoming South Florida rainy season looks to be near normal as far as precipitation is concerned, along with the likelihood of near to warmer-than-normal temperatures. Despite a few wet and stormy periods over the past few weeks, current indications suggest that the rainy season may not begin until this weekend or even next week, due to the unusually dry air mass in place across Florida this week. The outlook of near-normal precipitation is based primarily on the lack of strong atmospheric signals. The presence of El Nio or La Nia can in uence large-scale weather patterns which affect summer rainfall across South Florida, but this year’s anticipated “neutral ENSO” (El Nio/Southern Oscillation) means that summer weather patterns may be largely determined by changes occurring over a shorter time scale, thus making long-range precipitation and temperature predictions quite dif cult. A decent amount of rainfall across the area is expected. Average wet season rainfall ranges anywhere from 35 to 45 inches, usually highest along interior suburbs of east and west coasts and lowest over coastal areas along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. With the lack of well-de ned weather patterns, rainfall tends to be highly variable from one location to the next. Normally, it takes at least one or two organized, large-scale weather systems (such as tropical waves, disturbances or tropical storms/hurricanes) to provide high rainfall amounts over a large area. The rainy season usually has three phases: late May through early July (“stormiest” part of the season), early July through mid-August (hotter with dry periods), and late August through mid-October (higher rainfall variability due to potential tropical systems and early Fall cold fronts). Rainy Season Outlook 2013

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Big Cypress and Florida Panther Habitat from Offroad VehiclesIn an effort to reduce damaging off-road vehicle (ORV) use in Big Cypress National Preserve, conservation groups led a lawsuit against the National Park Service for failing to protect Florida panthers and other imperiled species. The suit asserts that the Park Service violated the Endangered Species Act, as well as the preserve's own Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, by designating hundreds of miles of new trails for off-road vehicle use across two units of the preserve. "Big Cypress is prime habitat for the Florida panther, and protection of big open spaces where animals like panthers can roam undisturbed is the primary purpose of the preserve," said Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. "As Floridians, we have an obligation to keep places like this protected for our wildlife." The 720,000 acre Big Cypress National Preserve, located just north of the Everglades National Park, was established by Congress as the rst national preserve in our nation's history to protect the natural, scenic, hydrologic, oral, faunal and recreational values of the watershed, including panthers. To that end, Congress stressed that public use would come second to maintaining this fragile and unique natural landscape. In July 2012, a federal judge ruled that the Park Service's major expansion of ORV trails in the preserve's Bear Island Unit violated environmental laws and the Park Service's management plan for ORVs in the preserve, and set aside the unauthorized increase in trails. This litigation would secure similar protections for endangered and threatened species, such as the Florida panther and eastern indigo snake, as well as fragile wetlands and rare and endemic plants in the Corn Dance and Turner River units. "Big Cypress is one of the most important sanctuaries for Florida panthers." said Alexis Meyer, Sierra Club's associate organizing representative. "The addition of hundreds of miles of trails for motorized recreational vehicles not only poses a threat to panthers, but also degrades the habitat of many plant and animal species." "NPS acknowledges that off-road vehicle use in the Big Cypress is a high-impact recreational activity, which damages soils and plants, changes hydrology, leads to the spread of invasive plant species, fragments habitat, disturbs wildlife, and degrades the experience of the preserve for the many non-motorized visitors," said Matthew Schwartz of the South Florida Wildlands Association. "The purpose of the preserve's Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan is to allow for continued motorized recreational use in the preserve -but only on a speci ed mileage of designated trails." "With the opening of these trails in Big Cypress, the Park Service has failed to protect valuable and sensitive resources of the preserve from off-road vehicle damage, failed to appropriately involve the public in its management decisions, and failed to comply with the preserve's management direction." said Sarah Peters, a staff attorney with Wildlands CPR. The Park Service issued the ORV plan in 2000, following years of advocacy by environmentalists for transition from dispersed use which had created 23,000 miles of trails throughout the preserve to a sustainable system of designated trails. The plan drastically reduced the extensive network of trails that had been created. But in de ance of that plan, the Park Service has now increased the miles of trails where ORVs may go in the Corn Dance and Turner River units by nearly 100 percent and 60 percent, respectively. The conservation groups are represented by the Washington, D.C. public interest environmental law rm Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal. The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonpro t conservation organization with more than 500,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. The Sierra Club is America's largest and most in uential grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places. South Florida Wildlands Association is a Florida nonpro t organization dedicated to the protection of habitat and wilderness in the Greater Everglades. Wildlands CPR is a national nonpro t that revives and protects wild places by promoting watershed restoration to improve sh and wildlife habitat, provide clean water, and enhance community economies. It focuses on reclaiming ecologically damaging, unneeded roads, and stopping off-road vehicle abuse of public lands. Off-road Vehicles Posing a Threat 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) RANKING MEETING HENDRY COUNTYNotice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the responses to RFQ #201317 Miscellaneous Professional Planning, Surveying, Engineering, and Economic Analysis Consultant Services, on May 30, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Administration Conference Room, 640 South Main Street, Labelle, FL, 33935, and will begin at 9 AM. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO "...a high-impact recreational activity, which damages soils and plants, changes hydrology, leads to the spread of invasive plant species, fragments habitat, disturbs wildlife, and degrades the experience of the preserve for the many non-motorized visitors..."— Matthew Schwartz

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle and Clewiston (starting June 13) to better serve the south lake area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM 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 May 23, 2013 Putting Humpty TogetherBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchHumpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, and all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again. But God can. One of the things God has told us about Himself in His Word is that “I am the Lord who heals you”. (Exodus 15:26) He is Jehovah Rapha, the God who wants to heal. I believe this, but with this belief also comes a mystery. God can put Humpty together again, but there are many times God doesn’t. Faith does not always bring healing, in terms of physical and emotional cures, for our maladies. It’s evident as we look around us that some are healed by faith and others are not. It happens all the time. I pray with and for people for healing, and sometimes healing takes place the way I desire and picture it. Then there are the times I pray for and with people for healing and it doesn’t take place in the manner or time I have envisioned or would like. Many people are not open to miracle possibilities in their lives because they simply will not admit to any problem, any need, or any inadequacy of any kind. For some, that attitude evidences itself in the fact that they will not come to God at all. And even those of us who have asked Jesus into our lives often live and act as though we have to live the Christian life on our own strength and power. If we want our miracle, if we want spiritual healing, there must be a point at which we are willing to admit our problem or condition; then turn to God with open heart and belief that God will meet our needs as we do our part to seek healing. We need to have a desire to get well, not excuses for why we can’t. When we allow ourselves to embrace excuses, we resign ourselves to the fact that there is nothing we can do. Our excuses keep us from going the extra mile to seek healing. Even then, there are times when healing doesn’t take place for reasons we don’t understand. We aren’t alone. The Apostle Paul had “a thorn in his side,” which he prayed numerous times for God to remove. God didn’t, but enabled Paul to minister out of his disability. Here’s the point: Sometimes our strongest abilities arise out of dealing with our disabilities. Just because some people aren’t physically and emotionally healed from the particular malady that has them in its grip, doesn’t mean they can’t experience wholeness. God may not remove our condition, but He will give us what we need to be whole and overcome it, and possibly even do something for His glory in the midst of it. God’s word to Paul and to us is, “My grace is suf cient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Like Paul, we can proclaim, “I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in dif culties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV) When “Humpty Dumpty experiences” happen, God is with us in our brokenness. That means when life gives us lemons, we can make lemonade. When eggs break, we make omelets. In Christ, we can know wholeness even when we’re limited. Jesus’ call to health and wholeness enables the disabled every day, and will enable us as well.Memorial Day: “Re-Calling” BY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church, ClewistonMemorial Day weekend is upon us. It is a great day for car racing, holidays, time off, and getting out of the ordinary routine. It’s a great day to remember something else, as well. We are called to remember those who died in the service of their country; our national heroes who gave their lives for us. By their sacri ces we live on in freedom and liberty; by remembering them, their deeds live on and their sacri ces are not lost. There is not a family I know that has not had someone make a sacri ce for our country; many families have multiple reasons to remember this occasion. It is in our remembering that they come alive in a special way; they are “re-called” and their presence is known again. Christian Churches celebrate the Last Supper; recalling the Lord’s words, “This is my body given for you: do this in remembrance of me (e.g. Luke 22:19).” This is more than a memorial only; this is “re-calling” and making present once more the person and the sacri ce in our lives. Likewise, two criminals at the crucixion, recognizing the person between them is the Lord, ask (only) “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom (Luke 23:42).” Remembering and being remembered is important; it is giving life back once more. We, who owe so much to those who gave their lives for us, can at least do this much in return; saying by our remembrance, “You are still with us, the things you sacri ced for are not lost, we will honor what you’ve done for us and carry on in your best traditions.” In many ways there are those who have made sacri ces, not only in the military services, but in their daily lives by undertaking the dangerous construction that provided our hydroelectric power, by working in dangerous jobs that provide our energy sources, by keeping peace and order in our streets, by exposing themselves to dangers in space. One retired military of cer told me, “I didn’t give my life for my country, but I gave part of it at least.” In his case, it was many years of dedicated service that could have been given to something more sel sh, but it was not. There are many like him; perhaps you and I, who give at least part of our lives to the service of others and the overall service to this nation through the opportunities afforded to us. I can think of my family; those we’ve lost, those who have come back after war as changed persons and the sacri ces they’ve made; those who have been caught up in our national efforts at times of crisis in the world and their service beyond self. This holiday will be a time to “recall” them; in more than one sense of that word. I can only imagine what it would have been like to have known them. At least I know something about them: what they stood for, what was important enough to sacri ce for, what values and hopes they wished to pass on to us. These things are worth remembering and, amidst all of the moments of being away from the usual routines, I will take time out to be thankful, to remember and to re ect on the loved ones I did not get to know because of a higher calling. I’ll remember those who I’d never get to know; they made the same sacri ces, too. I hope you will take a moment to remember them, too, on this occasion set aside to give them a bit of life once more. Religion Column

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Waste Management has extended Curbside Recycling to your area. You will receive two bins the last week in May and service will begin the “rst week in June CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM PROGRAMA DE RECICLAJE THINGS TO REMEMBER: Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, clean food boxes and cardboard should be broken down or cut up to 4 x 4 or less pieces. Bottles, jugs, glass and plastic containers should be rinsed. Separation of materials is not necessary. ITEMS TO RECYCLE: Aluminum soda/beer cans/foil/pie pans Glass soda/beer/liquor/wine bottles; jelly/salsa/any other clear/brown/green bottles/jars Metal soup/fruit/juice/pet food/tuna/vegetables cans Paper news/magazines/bags/phone books/junk mail/ catalogs/of“ce/computer/cardboard/cereal boxes/gift boxes/pasta boxes Plastic containers marked #1 through #7, milk jugs/detergent/bleach/water/soda/shampoo bottles/ butter/whipped topping tubs/#2 black nursery plant pots please) ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: screens/lawn furniture as in juice boxes or waxed cardboard ”ower pots (except black #2)/medicine viles/egg car tons/polystyrene trays/newspaper sleeves/Styrofoam These items need to be disposed of with the regular household garbage. Most grocery stores have a recy cling container to return plastic bags. PICKUP SCHEDULE: Put out within 6 of curb by 6 am, to ensure pick up. North LaBelle/Fort Denaud/Wheeler Road Areas: Pickup Day will be Thursday. Port LaBelle/South Montura Areas: Pickup Day will be Wednesday. South 29/Leon Dennis/Pioneer/LaDeca/Everhigh Areas: Pickup Day will be Monday. Pickup Day will be Tuesday. Flaghole/North Montura Areas: Pickup Day will be Friday. Questions: COSAS A TENER EN CUENTA: Peridicos, revistas, correo basura, cajas de alimen tos limpios y cartn deben desglosarse o cortados hasta 4x4 o menos piezas. Botellas, jarros, vidrio y envases de plstico deben ser enjuagados. La separacin de los materiales no es necesario. ARTCULOS PARA RECICLAR: Aluminio minio / pie cacerolas Glass jalea / salsa / otras botellas / frascos claro / marrn / verde Metal / atn / verduras puede Papel cas / correo basura / catlogos / o“cina / ordenador / cartn / cajas de cereales / cajas de regalo / cajas de pasta Plastico las / mantequilla/ champ/ crema batida baeras / # 2 macetas de vivero negro Navidad envoltura de papel / cajas (sin cintas) LOS ARTCULOS NO ACEPTADOS: Ollas de aluminio / sartenes / utensilios de cocina / Vidrio medicina botellas / platos / vasos / ventanas / espejos potable / pyrex carnet de conducir Papel triturado/ envase con una capa de cera, por ejemplo en cajas de jugo o de cartn encerado cos / aceite de motor / anticongelante / macetas (excepto negro # 2) / medicina viles / huevo cajas / bandejas de poliestireno / peridico mangas / espuma de poliestireno permercados tienen un contenedor de reciclaje para volver bolsas de plstico. HORARIO DE RECOGIDA: Ponga en el plazo de 6 de la acera a las 6 am, para garantizar la recogida. North LaBelle / Fort Denaud / reas Wheeler Road: Puerto LaBelle / rea del sur de Montura: Sur 29 / Leon Dennis / Pioneer / LaDeca / Everhigh Acres: Flaghole / North reas Montura: Preguntas: Hendry County Waste Management se ha extendido de reciclaje de su zona. Usted recibir dos contenedores de la ltima semana de mayo y el servicio se iniciar la primera semana de Junio. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Chief: Driving with suspended license never OK even when helping friendBY MELISSA BELTZ mbeltz@newszap.comIt’s 2:15 a.m. and the bars in Clewiston have just closed their doors. It’s time, now, for the masses to nd a safe way home. Offering to be the designated driver for a friend is always the safest bet for that friend. But it isn’t always the safest bet for the designated driver. This was the case for Danielle Bird, 22, of Clewiston, whose decision to be the designated driver for her friend landed her in jail. Bird had a suspended driver’s license and was a habitual offender when she chose to take her friend home from the bar in the early morning hours on May 17. Her friend was too drunk to drive home; according to Bird, her friend “couldn’t even keep his eyes open.” Bird chose to “do the right thing,” but as she was turning onto Ventura Ave from WC Owen in her white pickup truck, Of cer McLeod and Ofcer Rojas of the Clewiston Police Department (CPD) turned on their ashing lights and pulled her over. “I don’t even know why they pulled me over,” said Bird as she talked about the incident. The reason, according to a report released by CPD, was an inoperable tag light; Bird also did not come to a complete stop at the red light before making her right-hand turn onto Ventura Ave. Bird informed the of cers that she did not have a valid driver’s license. According to the police report, Bird said, “I am trying to be a nice person and drive him home so he doesn’t kill himself and this is what I get.” Trying to be a nice person and having a suspended license do not go hand in hand, as she was quickly detained by the of cers and taken to CPD for photographing. “I knew I was in the wrong for driving because I’m a habitual offender,” Bird told The Clewiston News. “But the point was that guy couldn’t even keep his eyes open. I knew if he were to drive he was going to kill himself.” Bird’s last thought before getting behind the wheel was, “I’m going to drive him.” Bird admitted that she was angry with Clewiston Police for arresting her when she was trying to do the right thing. Police Chief Don Gutshall had a different view. “If anyone has no business driving it’s her, she’s a habitual offender. Maybe she should have called a taxi for her friend and for herself,” said Chief Gutshall. Designated Driver Put in JailArrested on 05/17/2013, by Of cer McLeod For driving with suspended license, habitual offender by ed Danielle Bird, 22 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. “It’s had a major impact on us.” Instead of bowing down to the disease, Kress and Southern Gardens have taken a proactive stance against it. To ensure that Southern Gardens had a fruit supply in the future, it built a nursery in Gilchrist County in northern Florida, it began a training program to help identify disease-infected trees, and invested in disease research to nd solutions. As of now, Southern Gardens has multiple projects looking at the development of disease-resistant trees, as well as an insect-resistant tree, according to Kress. “We have disease-resistant trees in the ground today that we’re testing. ... We are looking at some very viable solutions and we’re moving along just as fast as we can,” said Kress. Even with research and development teams hard at work around the country, there is still uncertainty about the future of the citrus industry. “Agriculture is a business and it’s a challenge. It doesn’t matter what the business is today, everybody’s got challenges. Eight years ago, [the Florida citrus industry] had 240 million boxes of fruit. Today we’re at -138 [million] was the last USDA estimate -that’s a big change,” said Kress. “If we don’t nd a solution, ultimately it’s possible the citrus industry will be greatly reduced. Florida orange juice is a pretty strong product. The quality of Florida orange juice is better than anywhere else in the world, day in and day out, and if it’s not here, then what?” Mr. Kress explained that Southern Gardens is doing everything it can to ensure the future of its own citrus production, as well as Florida’s citrus production as a whole. “The industry will never be what it was, but again, Florida orange juice isn’t going to go away. It will always be here and we’re going to make sure it [is],” said Kress. Southern Gardens is certainly in a good position to make sure Florida orange juice doesn’t go anywhere. It has one of the most modern processing operations, its own groves, and its own nursery, according to Kress. “We’ve got a vertically integrated business that basically goes from the ground to the glass,” said Kress. “Yeah, we’ve got a reason for being here.” CitrusContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Present this booklet and receive toward any purchase or exam$25May be used by multiple family members at time of visit. Must be presented at time of visit Use of one Gift Certificate per Person***The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement WeAccept and Bill Most Major Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, & Healthy Kids HEALTH Here at Big Lake Eye Care we believe in investing in the health of our patients. Dr. Bartels and his associates use state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat many diseases of the eyes including: Macular Degeneration € Dry Eye € Cataracts € Diabetic Retinopathy € Retinal Detachment € Glaucoma Many serious eye diseases often have no symptoms. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss with or without symptoms and is commonly known as the s neak thief of sight.Ž Conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts develop so gradually that you may not even realize your vision has decreased. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that commonly affects diabetic patients. Early detection of these and other eye diseases is important for maintaining overall health and vision.VISION Many times annoying headaches, general eye fatigue, and blurry vision can often be caused by the need for eyeglasses or changes in your prescription. We can diagnose vision problems for you such as € Farsightedness € Astigmatism € Presbyopia € Nearsightedness € ComputerVision SyndromeQUALITYOFCAREOur main goal when you come in or call our office is to make you feel comfortable. You can trust that your eye care is in the best of hands. Dr. Bartels and associates have specialized training and a combination of over 40 years experience in the field. Let us make your eye care experience the best it can be. 1 Medical PlansVision PlansMedicare UHC AARP BCBS € Cigna € Medicaid Healthy Kids Seminole Tribe Care Credit VSP€ VCP Eyemed Spectera Superior Davis Vision Optum Health STYLEThere is nothing wrong with having a little fun. While your exam is crucial for great vision, so is your eyewear. Big Lake Eye Care offers eyewear that keeps up with the latest fashions and most of all quality. Lens-making technology continues to improve. If you havent updated your glasses in a while, you may be pleasantly surprised at the many options available to you today. Sunglasses have also become a fashion accessory...let our licensed optician and other associates help you when making your selection INSURANCE We are a provider for many vision and health insurance companies and our friendly staff will be happy to help you with the billing process, as well as help determine your benefits under your plan. The following is a partial list of some of the insurance companies we are in network withTECHNOLOGYBig Lake Eye Care uses advanced computerized solutions for your eye care. We employ the most technologically advanced equipment to measure 100% of your visual system. High Definition Digital Imagery and Scanning Lasers allow a comprehensive retinal and optic nerve assessment. 6234 5GOOD REASONS why you should see us for your eye exam S ixDedicated to a Lifetime of Eye Care and Quality EyewearSince we opened our doors in August 2004, Dr. Bartels and staff have strived to always have a friendly hometown atmosphere, while having the latest technology of a state of the art practice. Dr. Bartels and family are lifetime residents of Okeechobee. Agraduate of Okeechobee High School and continued his premed studies at the University of Florida, then attended Nova Southeastern University where he received his degree as a Board Certified Optometric Physician. Dr. Bartels has always been about serving the community he grew up in. Dr. Charles W. BartelsBoard Certified Optometric Physician 606 North Parrott Avenue € Okeechobee, FL34972 Office: 863-763-EYES (3937) www.biglakeeyecare.com 763-3937 Since we opened our doors in August 2004, Dr. Bartels and staff have strived to always have a friendly hometown atmosphere, while having the latest technology of a state of the art practice. Dr. Bartels and family are lifetime residents of Okeechobee. A graduate of Okeechobee High School and continued his premed studies at the University of Florida, then attended Nova Southeastern University where Optometric Physician. Dr. Bartels has always been about serving the community he grew up in. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.centerstate b an k .com *Rate based on minimum beacon score of 721. **Line must be funded by 50% or $10,000 whichever is greater at closing. If line is closed within the “rst two years, consumer will be required to pay back the closing costs. Annual Percentage Rate may increase after consummation. Major Purchases €College Debt Consolidation €Vacation Home Improvements3.25%APR Home Equity Lines We will pay closing costs on lines up to $150,000!**As Low As 863.675.022445 N. Bridge StreetLabelle, Florida 33975 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Clewiston Christian School hosted its annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, May 4 at the Historical Clewiston Inn. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Patel graciously donated the Clewiston Inn and countless hours of their time to make the event a huge success. The theme for the evening was “Amazing Grace” and was beautifully decorated by Brenda Lopez, Goher Mobed, Paula Pittman and an incredible host of volunteers. Many of the school’s parents and teachers worked together along with community members to set up the school’s fundraiser. A delicious dinner of let mignon and lobster tail was provided by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Many thanks go out to Kersten Maxson and the CCS Auction Committee for all of their hard work and dedication, the many donors who helped sponsor the event, and everyone who came out to support the school. The evening was an incredible success thanks to all who helped. ‘Amazing Grace’ CCS Dinner and Auction SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above are guests that attended the auction. From left to right they are Mark & Cheryl Branaman, Cesar & Heather Vallejo, and Jim & Francis Spry. All of these have children or grandchildren in attendance at the Clewiston Christian school. SUBMITTED PHOTOWestside’s 2nd Grade ClassMrs. Ligon’s 2nd grade class at Westside Elementary completed a project experimenting with force, friction, and motion. Pictured above are the students with their projects.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 The Sugar Dolls attended the Regional Competition in Mount Dora, FL. They won 16 1st place awards in Dance-Twirl, Pom-poms, Novelty, Dance Line, and Stunt Teams. Their director is Jackie Tucker and their couch is Pat Robinson of Lantana, Fl. The Sugar Dolls are sponsored by the Clewiston Recreation Department. Montana Powell won the Miss Regional Majorette, and Regional Two Baton and Solo Champion. She also placed rst in her modeling. She is 11 years old. Winning Regional Champion in Duet Twirl are Montana Powell and Jaylee Rangel. Hayden and Bailey Padgett won Regional Champions in the Tiny-Tot division. Jessie and Ivianna Blanco won Regional Champions in the Juvenile Stunt Duet. Sugar Dolls are Winners SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above from right to left are Hayden Padgett, Baleigh Padgett, Jessie Blanco, Alexis Johnson, Ivianna Blanco, Mia Mazzina, Jaylee Rangel, Tyasia Holmes, Francis Ramos, and Montana Powell from the Clewiston Sugar Dolls. SUBMITTED PHOTOSChristian School Spelling BeeClewiston Christian School students, Dustin Nguyen (3rd Grade) and Macy McDonald (6th Grade) participated in the Hendry County Spelling Bee held at LaBelle Elementary School on Tuesday, May 7. Both students did a great job. Macy McDonald placed 4th overall.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Special NoticeThe medical practice of Drs. Nikerson Geneve & Christina Ho located at 941 Southeast First Street, Belle Glade, Florida will close on May 24th and will re-locate and re-open on May 28th at the C.L. Brumback Center located at 38754 State Road 80. The medical practice of Dr. Daniel Kairys Located at 941 Southeast First Street, Belle Glade, Florida will re-locate to Lakeside Medical Center on May 28th. For an appointment, please call 561-996-6571 ext. 286 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Journeyman Plant Mechanics $22.88 per Hour Perm Full Time Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. 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 Apply online at www.ussugar.com BURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Was it a festival or a battle eld? I couldn't tell with so many sheriffs around. They were on bikes, horses, patrol cars, and walking. I began to wonder who was minding uptown or places like Twin Lakes or other places that might need the Sheriff in case of emergencies. If anything were to happen, there wouldn't be anyone to take care of them because they were all at the Brown Sugar Festival. This amount of policing is ridiculous and highly uncalled for. A festival is supposed to be fun and exciting with family and friends from all over having a good time, NOT a battle eld. When people from out of town see this kind of thing they may decide not to come again. That would be a loss not only to the festival, but for Harlem also. Too many people bene t from this festival. As a community, Harlem residents are able to govern themselves quite well without so many sheriffs capturing our every move. The Brown Sugar Festival Committee needs to tone it down a bit and lighten up. No one wants to see Harlem succeed more than us. You can trust that we know how to behave ourselves and have a good time. Have a little faith. On the other hand, I was very pleased that they moved the big sound system back to the park. It was overbearing having it by the M&M store with all that noise. I wasn't able to hear myself think. That was a big plus for me and the festival. How about something for the younger kids to do instead of having them walking around in the hot boiling sun. There has to be something put together for them to do. Once these issues are resolved, then we can proceed as a community. I look forward to these possibilities. Thank you.BY A SWEET RESIDENT OF CLEWISTON, FL. Letter to the Editor: Brown Sugar Festival BY MELISSA BELTZ mbeltz@newszap.comTuesday night, dozens of Hispanic students and professionals were recognized for their excellence in the First Annual Hispanic Americans of Stature Awards. Despite the rain, the ceremony took place in the Clewiston Public Library at 6 p.m. The room was lled with parents, children, teachers, and city of cials, all there to celebrate the successes of those students being recognized. There was no absense of joy as the students walked to the front of the room to receive their awards. The ceremony began with a welcome from the Chairman of the Clewiston Public Library Advisory Board, Toni Couse, followed by a heartfelt introduction by Library Director Ava Barrett. Barrett began her speech by saying, "You look wonderful out there!" She continued the sentiment as she spoke of the "First Annual" Hispanic American of Stature Awards; it is the rst program, she said, but she hopes it is not the last. Pastor Benjamin Escorcia of the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal MI acted as translator throughout the night, and the Harvest of Hope Dance Group provided colorful entertainment with two traditional dances: Jarade Tapatio and Rumba Flamenco. Clewiston City Commissioner Julio Rodriguez was the guest speaker. His speech sought to motivate the students and young people in the Hispanic community to strive for the "American Dream" and to reach for bigger and better things. He began his speech with three Hispanic values: "Faith, Family and Love of country," which, he said, are parallel to American values. He spoke of the importance of the Hispanic community in the United States, saying the Hispanic community is "woven into the fabric" of American society. "This country was built on diversity," said Commissioner Rodriguez in his speech. "But we still have work to do." That work, according to Commissioner Rodriguez, includes addressing the issue of education for young Hispanics in this country. Commissioner Rodriguez also gave a clear message to the young Hispanic community, saying they cannot expect things to be handed to them; instead, they must go out and get it themselves, they must go out and live the American Dream for themselves. "I am living the American dream," said Commissioner Rodriguez, "but I am always remembering my roots and where I came from." The awards were presented after Commissioner Rodriguez's speech. Superintendent Paul Puletti was supposed to present the awards, but could not make the ceremony. Instead, Jodi Bell, Director of Federal Programs, presented the awards to the students and professionals. Five different awards were given out at the ceremony, including Outstanding Student Awards, Ceri cates of Achievement, Outstanding Citizen Awards, Outstanding Professional Awards, and Certi cates of Appreciation. Bell and Barrett also provided background on the students as they received their awards; all were excellent students with high grades, participation in sports and academic clubs, and were leaders in their classrooms. Professionals in the schools and community were also recognized for their excellence, including teachers and vice principals from Clewiston Middle School, Clewiston High School, Eastside and Central Elementary Schools. Roberto Sanchez, Vice Principal at Clewiston High School, spoke of his own American Dream, coming from a family of migrant workers to where he is today. Gustavo Perez, a successful business owner, was awarded a Certi cate of Appreciation at the end of the ceremony. With tears in his eyes he thanked America for giving him the freedom to get where he is today. The ceremony was a huge success thanks to all the people who were involved, especially the students and professionals whose hard work and dedication earned them the honor of Hispanic American of Stature. Below is a list of the honorees: Outstanding Students Fernando Sierra, Clewiston High School; Nancy Gonzalez, Clewiston Youth Academy; Juan Puentes, Clewiston Middle School; Selinda Puentes, Clewiston Middle School; Richard Perez, Clewiston Middle School; Juan Luna, Eastside Elementary School; Angely Galvez, Westside Elementary School; Emily Salinas, Central Elementary School Certi cate of Achievement Jesus Almaraz-Argueta, Clewiston Middle School; Kathy Gomez, Clewiston Middle School; Aracely Hurtado, Central Elementary School; Sara Perera, Clewiston Middle School; Elton Perez, Clewiston Middle School Outstanding Citizen Adriana Soto, Home School Liaison, Hendry County School District Outstanding Professionals Lillian Ramos, Teacher, Eastside Elementary School; Mary Ann Jones, Teacher, Central Elementary School; Roberto Sanchez, Vice Principal, Clewiston High School; Rosa Perez, Vice Principal, Clewiston Middle School Certi cate of Appreciation Consuelo Casteneda Irimia; Carlota Tonorely Morrell; Gustavo Perez; Magaly Correa Padron Library Event Honors Local Hispanics PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAPictured (from left to right) are Pastor Escorcia, Commissioner Gardner, Gustavo Perez, Commissioner Rodriguez, Ava Barrett, an d Chief Gutshall. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZACenter, Roberto Sanchez, Clewiston High School’s Assistant Principal, was one of the many honorees at this Tuesday’s Hispanic Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Clewiston Library.

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Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationRECREATION DEPARTMENTSeeking recreation professionals with experience working with youth, planning & implementing activities and teaching/coaching the fundamentals of all sports. Full-time and part-time positions available. Send resumes to: MichaelJean@semtribe.com Employment Full Time Everglades Federal Credit Union Accounting Clerk Needed Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be pro cient in MS Word and Excel. Previous accounting experience preferred. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bi-lingual a plus. May apply in person or email resume to accounting @evergladesfcu .com Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeUTILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER Belle Glade, Fl $13.17/Hr. 7am-5:30 PM 4/10-hour days/week; may be required to work overtime. Safety-Sensitive Position Subject To Random Drug Testing.Valid FL Driver’s Lic and PBC Risk Management Dept driving history approval prior to appointment. Must be able to lift 75 lbs Must obtain a FL Class A CDL within 11 mos of hire. Assists with installation, maintenance & repair of water lines, meters & valves. 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Call owner 863-673-5071. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Mobile Home RentLABELLE Nice 3br/2ba w/d, d/w, Ctrl. ac, 2.5 acres, fenced, deck, pets OK. $900/mo. + $900 sec. & last month. (239) 910-5115. BoatsPontoon Boat Trailer Heavy duty ve inch frame. Like new condition, spare tire $1800. LaBelle area 239-357-9044 Campers/RVsJAYCO 2004 32 ft. $3,500 or best offer. Call 561-985-9029 or 561-983-5857. Wanted 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 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 22-2012-CA-000057 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. 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, Defendants. 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 June 6, 2013 at Thurs @ 11 am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of May, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Sandra H. Brown BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Nicholas J. Roefaro (813) 229-0900 x1484 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 443298 GCD 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000642XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, NA., Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA MARSHALL; et al,. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BARBARA MARSHALL Last Known Address 2006 CLIPPER TER PORT LABELLE, FL 33935 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action, to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 3, BLOCK 9, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SHD Legal Group P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, answers@shdlegalgroup.com, within 30 days from rst date of publication, and le the original with Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on May 6, 2013. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact. Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center,1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 443026 CN 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-01CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MATTIE JOSEPHINE JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mattie Josephine Jones, deceased, whose date of death was April 30, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 1175, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is PO 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 May 16, 2013. Personal Representative: John C. Jones 230 Cottage Avenue LaBelle, Florida 33935 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver, Florida Bar Number 215848 Ralph Elver, P.A., Attorney for Per. Rep P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, Florida 33975 (863) 675-5800 (863)675-4998 Fax Email Service: E-service@ralphelverpa.com Email: ralph@labellelaw.com 443134 CB 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA In Re: Guardianship for minor child Case No. 2012-GA-296 NOTICE TO INDIVIDUAL Mario Luis Penaloza Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor has been led in Santa Rosa County, Florida on August 29, 2012. If you have any objections, please write or contact the Santa Rosa County Courthouse, P.O. Box 472, Milton, FL 32572 at (850) 981-5584 within 30 days. Attorney for Guardian T. Rhett Smith Florida Bar No: 843083 SMITH & LILES, P.A. P.O. Box 1713 Pensacola, FL 32591-1713 (850) 438-1220 442632 CN 5/23,30;6/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262011CA000646XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS, RICHARD B. HORNSBY, JR., et al., Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated. May 9, 2013; and entered in Case No. 262011CA000646XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is Plaintiff and RICHARD B. HORNSBY, JR.; LISA P. HORNSBY; PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY THEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 1 TO 4, INCLUSIVE AND LOTS 19 TO 22, INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 20, GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71-78, 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 US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on May 10, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.coni 443321 CN 516,23/2013Pahokee Housing Authority’s Waiting List Closed Pahokee Housing Authority’s Public Housing waiting list is currently closed for all bedroom sizes. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at (561)924-5565 Pahokee Housing authority is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a Drug-Free Work Place. 443353 CN 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-19 In Re: Estate of EDWARD S. TARLETON, a/k/a EDWARD SAMUEL TARLETON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWARD S. TARLETON, a/k/a EDWARD SAMUEL TARLETON, deceased, whose date of death was March 15, 2013, and whose social security number is XXXX-XX-2533, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTE 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is May 23, 2013. Personal Representative: Matthew Tarleton 1468 Broadmoor Court Baton Rouge, LA 70815Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 443489 GCD 5/23,30/2013 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 o f the Subject Property Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated April 22, 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 June 19, 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 HENDR Y 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. I f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLE R CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 443715 CN 5/23,30/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/7/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2005 DODGE 1B3ES26C95D101603 1995 CHEVROLET 2GCEK19K8S1289971 443935 CN 5/23/2013UNITED MBC REVIVAL ‘13ATTENTION: Glades community YOU are invited! Join Pastor James White and the United Baptist Church family (212 N Bar eld Hwy, Pahokee) in spirited revival June 3rd-7th at 7pm nightly. Guest evangelist is Rev. Charles M. Biggs of San Antonio, Texas (PHS Class of ‘78) along with choirs from the Glades community. Get there early! Lord, Send a revival and let it begin with ME. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon 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 2561 2007 2024329-670000A0090 Sylvia Green & Susie Davis Lots 19 and 20, Block A, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443876 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 2758 2008 1214334-010000Q0330 Samuel Moody and Tracy Moody Thomas Lots 42 and 43, Block Q, HARLEM SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442243 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2574 2007 2024329-670000B0260 Daisy W. Hill & Alice M. Britten Lots 39, 40, 41 and 42, Block B, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443879 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon 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 1595 2007 1254432-A0002700100 Gary Scott Miller The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4966, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443877 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 2027 2009 1354432-A0000140000 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4645 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442233 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1914 2009 1274432-A0000230000 Jacinto Tomas Corzo Jr & Graciela Acosta The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 801 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443870 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443873 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS MOWING IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2013-18 OPENING DATE AND TIME: June 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Mowing in Hendry County”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by June 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by email to jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference to be held on May 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Facilities Maintenance Building, 3300 Utility Drive, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. There may be awards to multiple rms, possibly one per service area. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 443231 CN/CB 5/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 22-2005-CA-000132 ONE WEST BANK FSB, Plaintiff, V S. LORI D WADDELL; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYST EMS. INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR LOANCITY; VICTOR M WA DELL; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 14th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2009.CA-000132, of the Circuit Court of the 20 Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK FSP is the Plaintiff and LORI D WADDELL, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRAT ION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR LOANCITY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) N/K/A MATT HEW WADDELL and VICTOR M WADDELLL IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. T he Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE 1, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00 AM on the 13th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: TRACT 7, HIGH PINE ESTATES UNIT NO 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 132 AND 133, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 16th day of May, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk Of Th Circuit Court by: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, I.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954)453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 77145052 T oll Free: 1-800-441-2438 443754 GCD 5/23,30/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 12CA201 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. BENJAMIN SUGGS VIVA BEN SUGGS A/K/A BENJAMIN WILLIAM SUGGS; BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK; ASHLEY N. SUGGS A/K/A ASHLEY NICOLE SUGGS; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 14th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12CA201, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN SUGGS A/K/A BEN SUGGS A/K/A BENJAMIN WILLIAM SUGGS, BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, ASHLEY N, sums A/K/A ASHLEY NICOLE SUGGS and UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A SAM BROWNING IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE 3,, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00AM on the 15th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1 THROUGH 5, AND LOTS 18 THROUGH 22, ALL IN BLOCK 14 OF CRESCENT PLACE SUBDIVISION NO. 3, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, RESERVING AN EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH 6 FEET OF LOTS 18 THROUGH 22, FOR THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 SKYLINE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, NO. 0117LA AND 0117LB. VIN #32620117LA/B 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 nix 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 Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 443758 GCD 5/23,30/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY. FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 22 2013-CA-000004 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION. Plaintiff, vs, RALPH W. WATTS A/K/A RALPH WATTS; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; JUDITH H.. WATTS A/K/A JUDITH WATTS: UNKNOWN TENANT N POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment Foreclosure dated the 14th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22 2013CA4, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL, ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and RALPH W. WATTS A/K/A RALPH WATTS, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., JUDITH H. WATTS A/K/A JUDITH WATTS and UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court Shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J., MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00am on the 12th day of Sept. 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit; LOT 17, WESTLAKE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 129 AND 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with n disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 16th day of May, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 443778 GCD 5/23,30/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000259 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, v. DAVID W. PRATER A/K/A DAVID PRATER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID PRATER; HOPE PRATER; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS 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; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 5 OF THE REPLAT OF BLOCK 113, SUBURB BEAUTIFUL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 95, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: 420 Grant Street, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area, LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on June 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. 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 an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this May 10, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 443830 CN/CB 5/23,30/2013 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 2179 2009 1364432-A0002050100 Eduardo Chavez & Lorena De Villalobos The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, 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 a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4155, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442237 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1819 2009 1254432-A0002510100 Jesus Varela, Miguel Mantilla And Iris Mantilla a/k/a Iris de Castro Mantilla The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 4965, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443878 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1689 2009 1244432-A0000430000 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR & Aida Naranjo Casanova TR The North 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 5329, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443869 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 2124 2009 1364432-A0000310100 Stanley F. Gronkiewiecz & Joan E. Rzepka The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4836, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442239 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1992 2009 1274432-A0002740000 Orlando Naranjo The West one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 231, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442241 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon 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 844 2007 1334331-A0000350000 Nashad H Chowdhury The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 18 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road for the North 30 feet thereof and the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 131 and Tract 132, LESS the West 18 feet thereof. PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443874 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1940 2009 1274432-A0001240000 Raul Hernandez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South,Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 699, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442229 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS SUPPLY AVIATION FUELS TO HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2013-21 OPENING DATE AND TIME: June 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, to “Supply Aviation Fuels to Hendry County”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by June 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by emailing jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 443341 CN/CB 5/16,23,30;6/6/2013 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 1402 2009 1144432-A0002590100 Argelio A. & Magaly G. Rivas The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2869, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443841 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1921 2009 1274432-A0000430000 Pierre N. & Yolaine Sylne The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest 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 752 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443871 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1304 2009 1134432-A0001750100 Latin Mission Ministries Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest 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 3027, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 443840 CN 5/16,5/23 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 2533 2007 2024329-28000000530 Mary Culliver Est. c/o Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 162, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, Section 1, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443875 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1688 2009 1244432-A0000400100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR & Aida Naranjo Casanova TR The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest 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 5344, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443868 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-CA-000820 U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1996-8, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent, 345 St. Peter Street, 1100 Landmark Tower, St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, v. WALTER B. HOLMES, CAROLYN L. HOLMES, SUNTRUST BANK f/k/a SUNTRUST BANK, SOUTH FLORIDA, N.A., THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC, THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 2616 7th COURT, HARLEM (CLEWISTON), FL 33440 N/K/A FRANCIS HODGES, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 5 OF BLOCK G, OF HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 136 AND 137, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1997 BAY MANOR 62 x 28 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER FLHMLCB118515427AB. Commonly known as: 2616 7th COURT, HARLEM (CLEWISTON), FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, 33975 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 26th day of June, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with, the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form on the website below (choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested. http://www.ca.cjis20.org/home/main/adarequest.asp CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 Attorneys for Plaintiff 443388 ON 5/23,30/2013 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 1998 2009 1344432-A0000180000 Lourdes Pares & Juan E. Pares & Migdalia Pares The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4373, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442230 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-000257 GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff(s), vs. JUAN VELASQUEZ, et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES LOCKLER ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 116 TAFT BLVD., CLEWISTON, FL. 33440 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, LOT 62, MIDWAY ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OP HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 116 TAFT BOULEVARD, FLAGHOLE, FL33440 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff’s attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 16th day of May, 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”.443832 CN 5/23,30/2013 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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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 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 1941 2009 1274432-A0001270100 Raul Hernandez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 698, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442232 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2186 2009 1364432-A0002260000 Laida Naranjo Casanova MD & Orlando Naranjo Jr TR The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4139, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442240 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2134 2009 1364432-A0000830000 Nellida Cuego The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4713, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442242 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty 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 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The South 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443872 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 2172 2009 1364432-A0001830000 Caminito Fond-Rose The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal over the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4051, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442234 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2160 2009 1364432-A0001480100 Omar & Damaris Rodriquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4011, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442231 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1677 2009 1244432-A0000110100 Carminito Fond-Rose The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast 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 30 feet thereof and SUBJECT to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5372, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443867 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1945 2009 1274432-A0001430100 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 58, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442238 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 1944 2009 1274432-A0001430000 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 57, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442235 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 443888 CN/CB 5/23/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection South District Of ce, Engineering and Permitting Section, Draft Minor Source Air Construction Permit Project No. 0510003-055-AC United States Sugar Corporation, U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is United States Sugar Corporation. The applicant’s authorized representative and mailing address is Neil Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sugar Manufacturing. U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave., Clewiston, Florida 33440. Facility Location: United States Sugar Corporation operates the existing U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility, which is located in Hendry County at W.C. Owens Avenue and S.R. 832 in Clewiston, Florida Project: Currently a single baghouse (S-4) serves the sugar re nery packaging lines. U.S. Sugar is planning to add an additional packaging line. To accommodate this new packaging line, and also to provide greater exibility to the re nery operations, U.S. Sugar is adding a new baghouse to replace the existing packaging line baghouse that serves the packaging operations, and use the existing packaging line baghouse to serve the bulk loading operation. (S-17). The new baghouse for the Sugar Packaging Lines (S-4) is designated as emission unit EU-022. It is rated at an outlet gas ow rate of 16,500 (acfm) with emissions of particulate matter (PM) at 0.38 lb/hr and a maximum annual emission rate of 1.68 tons per year (TPY). The existing baghouse is re-designated as emission unit EU-045 and is re-located to serve the Bulk Loadout Operations (S-17). It has a gas ow rate of 10,600 (acfm) with emissions of particulate matter (PM) at 0.21 lb/hr. The combined emissions of both baghouses is 2.58 tons per year. These emission units (EU) are part of a facility that is major for prevention signi cant deterioration (PSD). However, this project is not subject to PSD review. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Engineering and Permitting Section in the South District Of ce. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is (239) 344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: : The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: : A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: (850) 245-2241). Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 443614 CN 5/23/2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the How fast can your car go? 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Florida League of Cities because of the long-term stability it offered. She stated very clearly to the board that she would “not be in favor of voting for Securian being the Pension Plan Provider.” Commissioner Rick Miller offered his comments, saying he has “learned to respect” Gloria and her nancial advice. Gloria works for Securian and her job is to help employees understand the investments that back the pension plan, among other things. The “Gloria Factor,” as it has been called, is a driving force behind the discussion for pension plan providers. Her presence and nancial advice to employees has played a key role in the board’s decision making. Commissioner Gardner is less than enthusiastic about the “Gloria Factor,” saying, “Handholding comes at a cost.” Commissioner Julio Rodriguez ended the discussion saying, “We’ve got to make a decision.” Commissioner Rodriguez made a motion to accept Securian as the pension plan provider, seconded by Commissioner Miller. The motion carried with a three to one vote, with Commissioner Gardner voting against the motion. And so, after months of discussion and procrastination, the board nally approved Securian as their pension plan provider, meaning city employees can start investing in their future once again. The board continued their decision-making momentum by approving a motion for the renewal of a two cent per gallon fuel tax, whose funds would be distributed between Hendry County and the City of Clewiston. The Board of County Commissioners approved the renewal at their April 23 meeting. The board also approved a motion to revise their meeting schedule. Instead of two meetings per month, the board decided to go back to its one meeting per month schedule, held on the third Monday of the month, with a workshop held on the preceding Thursday. City Manager Al Perry then presented his report which contained “bad news” for the board. Governor Rick Scott vetoed all of the county’s appropriations, including Airglades Airport funding, Hendry County Courthouse funding, and Port LaBelle funding. Lance Ramer of the Recreation Department discussed the on-going design of the Splash Pad for Clewiston. Ramer presented a tentative diagram of the splash pad to the board, who voiced concerns about the future costs of maintenance. The board asked Ramer to redesign the splash pad in order to bring initial construction costs down, leaving more “wiggle room” for future maintenance. Mayor Philip Roland voiced his own concerns to the board about the length of time it would take for Ramer to keep redesigning the splash pad in order to sastify certain members. “When July the fourth comes and we still don’t have a splash pad park, I’m going to have the people come see you...” said Mayor Roland, pointing a gurative nger at commissioners Gardner and Rodriguez. Before the meeting was adjourned, Mayor Roland brought up one last concern: the roads in the City of Clewiston. Mayor Roland brought up the fact that the City of Clewiston has not been keeping up with road maintenance. There is currently a plan in place to pave a mininum of two and half miles of road per year, which would cover all the streets of Clewiston at the end of 25 years. However, the plan has not been executed in ten years, which has left many of the roads in Clewiston in disrepair. The fuel tax, approved at the meeting earlier in the night, requires all proceeds to go towards road maintenance; it’s not a matter of where the funds would come from, it’s a matter of putting road paving high on the priorities’ list. It seems, however, the board is putting paving at the top of that list. “We’ve got to have a commitment from this board to do that, or you lose your infrastructure,” said Mayor Roland. “We can’t lose our infrastructure.” New ProviderContinued From Page 1 Dalton Yancey, the former Chief Executive Of cer of the Florida Sugar Cane League, has been named the “Sugar Man of the Year 2012.” A highly respected leader in the sugar industry, Mr. Yancey received the coveted Dyer Memorial Award today at an affair in New York City. Mr. Yancey, who also represented sugarcane producers in Hawaii and Texas, played a major role in the development of the nation’s sugar policy. As the three-time Chairman of the American Sugar Alliance, which represents all of the nation’s sugar beet and sugarcane growers, processors and re ners, Mr. Yancey helped coordinate the industry’s efforts on the legislative front. He also represented the sugar industry in the development of a number of international trade agreements that included sugar. Mr. Yancey was born in Lakeland, Florida and raised on a third-generation citrus farm. He received a degree from the University of Florida and served as an army of cer in Vietnam. Mr. Yancey is the 55th recipient of the Dyer Memorial Award, which is sponsored by the Sugar Club, an international sugar forum. Dalton Yancey Named ‘Sugar Man Of The Year’ Dalton Yancey Grant geared speci cally toward Hendry County school system's Safe Schools Initiative BY MELISSA BELTZ mbeltz@newszap.comThe Board of County Commissioners’ meeting, held in Clewiston on Tuesday, was productive and succinct. Commissioners approved a measure which would allow Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO) to apply for the COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Hiring Program. The grant funds the hiring and rehiring of career law enforcement of cers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts, according to the website of the U.S. Department of Justice, which funds the grant. The grant also offers the opportunity to hire school resource of cers -of cers who would work speci cally in the schools. The board approved this measure, with the condition that an agreement be worked out expeditiously to address what happens when the grant money runs out in three years. The Staff Reports were presented next, by County Attorney and interim County Administrator Mark Lapp. The reports started with the board’s approval of the purchase and sale agreement, as well as the management agreement, with Airglades International Airport, LLC. The agreement will be sent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for approval. The selection of a broker for employee health insurance was postponed until the next meeting, after board members approved a motion to put together a ranking committee made of representatives of county constitutional of cers, who would meet to discuss and rank the proposed brokers. The committee will present their ndings at the next county commission meeting. Next on the agenda was the County 2013 Federal Agenda, which was approved by the board, after a point was clari ed by County Attorney Lapp. Questions had been raised about the construction on S.R. 80, which is part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) veyear construction program. Lobbyist Jim Davenport, however, has requested to apply for a federal grant nonetheless, meaning the federal government, not the state, would pay for construction. According to Lapp, this impacts the construction process in three ways: one, having federal funding assures that the construction project will not be delayed if FDOT pushes the project back a few years; it could also move the project forward, if the federal funding comes through “sooner rather than later,” according to Lapp; and if the state does not have to fund the project, they then have that money to spend elsewhere. Lapp clari ed that there is “no guarantee” that the state would invest that money back into Hendry County, but he would urge the state to do so, saying since “we’re the ones that pulled this off, [the state] ought to spend it in Hendry County, like on [S.R.] 29, or some other need.” The most lengthy discussion centered around Walt Woodard of Cell Tower Solutions, LLC, who proposed a $54,000 investment to the board. Woodard, along with Property Appraiser Phil Pelletier, explained that cell phone towers -and other wireless equipment -are inaccurately valued, potentially costing the county money in unreported assets. It is the job of Woodard and Cell Tower Solutions to inspect each tower in Hendry County and record the equipment and components to determine its value. Woodard has already conducted an aerial count of the cell phone towers in Hendry County, and estimates that it will cost the county $54,000 to carry out the full inspection. The county, however, will not have to pay any more than $54,000, even if the inspection costs Cell Tower Solutions more; and if the inspection costs less than $54,000, Cell Tower Solutions returns the extra money to the county. Woodard explained that Cell Tower Solutions wants to help the county, not hurt it. “We try to make this as palatable to the county as possible because at the end of the day, we want to put money back into your schools,” said Woodard. Although it is unclear, as of yet, how much extra value Cell Towers Solutions will nd for the county, Chairman Karson Turner joked that Mr. Woodard is the rst consultant he “feels good about hiring.” BOCC Approve Grant for HCSO Hiring Program “We try to make this as palatable to the county as possible because at the end of the day, we want to put money back into your schools.”— Woodard

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Celebrate Fla.’s Successes with Endangered, Threatened SpeciesThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating Florida’s successes with endangered and threatened species throughout the week leading up to Endangered Species Day on May 17.This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Richard Nixon in 1973. The Florida panther is featured Monday, May 13 on MyFWC Facebook. It is the rst of a series of wildlife spotlights this week focusing on the successes and challenges of conserving Florida’s imperiled species. Visit Facebook.com/MyFWC through Friday to nd out more about what it takes to conserve endangered or threatened species in Florida and how you can help. BY STACEY BROWN Director of the Human Services Program at Edison State CollegeIf you had the u, you wouldn’t hesitate to seek medical treatment, take medications, or take care of yourself until your symptoms improved. After having a bout of the u, you may be more inclined to pursue some preventative measures, such as learning what causes the u, how to prevent the u, talking to your friends about ways to deal with the u, and working with a physician that you trust. In my experience, this same logical, loving, and practical approach is not present when it comes to mental health issues, because of the stigma that is attached. As a mental health counselor in a private practice, an educator of future mental health counselors, and a mother, I talk about mental health issues, wellness, prevention and solutions easily on a daily basis. Perhaps I’ve been desensitized. Or, perhaps I’m one of the lucky ones who have been enlightened and educated. I’m not afraid to talk about behaviors, moods and thoughts that cause distress and interfere with interpersonal relationships. I’m not afraid to talk about wellness, taking care of yourself, learning new skills and pursuing happiness that lead to gaining personal satisfaction and general success with day to day living. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month is worthy of some attention and celebration. While this “awareness” needs to be year round, it is especially nice to have this month highlighted for campaigns to help people learn about the importance of mental health and wellness. A quick internet search or glance at magazines and newspapers will prove to you that mental health issues are very much a part of our daily life. Everyone wants to feel good. We all want to understand what makes us (and others) tick. We all want answers when something goes horribly wrong. We all look for solutions. It is not a sign of personal weakness to ask for help. Everyone needs professional consultation and assistance sometimes. Going to see a counselor and admitting you are struggling is a strength. So many people struggle unnecessarily and worry over the stigma which mental health currently carries in our society. Many times, I hear people say they “should be able” to handle what’s wrong on their own. According to whom? Oftentimes, when a couple nally shows up on my doorstep for marriage counseling, it is harder to save the marriage because so much damage has already been done, as they were too ashamed to ask for help. Parents show up in my of ce with their teenage child who is deep in trouble with drugs or self-harm late in the game. Because one or both of the parents could not accurately assess how serious the problem was and were too afraid to ask for help, a crisis erupted which could have been avoided otherwise. Why suffer? Why allow your children and loved ones to suffer? If you are unhappy or anxious, if your interpersonal relationships are failing, or if you aren’t able to achieve your personal goals, check it out sooner rather than later. There may be a reason you are struggling, and the reason may not be entirely your fault. Anxiety, depression, phobias, panic, ADHD and other conditions like this have a genetic component, which means you may have inherited some of these tendencies. If these conditions are undiagnosed and untreated, many people face great personal disappointment and sadness, unnecessarily. Proper diagnosis and treatment by a mental health professional can literally be life changing, because people can communicate better, feel happier and more peaceful, and actually enjoy life again. We are fortunate to have many quali ed mental health therapists, counselors, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists in our area. If you or someone you know is suffering from a situation that isn’t being resolved, or suffering from a mental health issue, please take action. Don’t allow the stigma to paralyze you. Pick up a book on the subject and learn about it. Find a friend and share your feelings. Write in a journal to help express your thoughts and problem solve. Talk to a professional. What have you got to lose except, possibly, peace of mind and happiness. Don’t be afraid. Be smart. You’re worth it. May is Mental Health Awareness Month 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 3146 2008 2024329-670000C0130 Mamie Nelson & Timothy Williams & Julisa Mobley & Barbara Gooden & David Nelson & Timothy Williams Lots 23 and 24, Block C, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, a subdivision in the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443839 CN 5/23,30 & 6/6,13/2013 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 2118 2009 1364432-A0000150000 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 36, 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 4899, 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 June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442236 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice STACEY BROWN Success with Endangered Species

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Prom Signi es a Dream Becoming Reality for CCS and TKAClewiston Christian School and The King’s Academy of Clewiston are less than a month away from reaching their goal of offering a full PreK-3 – 12th grade program to the City of Clewiston and the surrounding area. Recently, junior students from the private, Christian school on Caribbean Avenue enjoyed prom at the beautiful Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, adding to the growing list of “ rsts” accomplished this year. The current juniors will become the school’s inaugural graduating class next June; a dream which has been nearly a decade in the making. “To go from literally being an idea shared by a few, to where we are now, with a full offering and many of our classes on waiting lists -it’s truly remarkable,” said TKA Clewiston Principal, Mr. Brian Burrage. “How far the school has come can be attributed to the sheer will and determination of those who have embraced this vision and the incredible faculty who call this school home. Where there are great teachers, there will be a great school.” Understanding the challenges facing rural education, Clewiston Christian School opened its doors in 2006, inspired to offer a private, Christian alternative for local families. Almost immediately, the school faced the receding economic downturn, but despite challenges, steadily grew each year. CCS continued to expand with its student body and soon had a need for a secondary school. The King’s Academy, based out of West Palm Beach, felt compelled to join CCS in their endeavor and began building a 7th – 12th grade facility on the school’s 27 acre property in 2009. Joined in mission and vision for the past three years, CCS and TKA have reached their goal and will continue to work together to serve the community. CCS and TKA are determined to serve all students regardless of their nancial situation. “We want this opportunity to be available to any student who has the aptitude and discipline needed to reach his or her dreams,” said Burrage. The school offers many of its students nancial assistance through private fundraising, government scholarships (including the “Step-up for Students” program), and corporate support. 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 !! 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 23, 2013 ‘More than Just a Dance’ SUBMITTED PHOTOJunior students from The King’s Academy prepare to depart for their Prom at Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured from left to right are Jenny Aguila, Andrea Scott, and Tyler Sweet.