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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: June 20, 2013
Publication Date: 06-20-2013

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Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )

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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028415/01450

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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: June 20, 2013
Publication Date: 06-20-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )

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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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Commissioners ‘frustrated’ by lack of communication between Gov. and CountyBY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held their regular meeting in Clewiston’s City Hall on June 11. The board started the meeting by approving the consent agenda, which included budget resolutions concerning LaBelle Airport, as well as designating the month of May as Foster Parent Appreciation Month and designating June 15, 2013 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The board approved several amendments, including an amendment to the way the county is able to sell its property; speci cally, the way the county is able to sell airport property. This amendment will make airport property exceptional to certain procedures, which are necessary for the county to take when it is trying to sell its property. It will, therefore, ease certain restrictions now interfering with the sale of Airglades Airport. Several presentations were also given to the board. The rst presentation, a review of the 2013 legislative session given by former state Rep. Joseph Spratt, sparked a passionate discussion about Governor Rick Scott’s visit to Hendy County last week on June 7. Spratt provided a summary of the bills that the Florida State House and Senate approved this year. In all, 259 general bills were passed by the House and Senate, of which 24 were local bills. After giving an overview of the bills, which included the largest budget passed in Florida’s history ($74 billion dollars, $368 million of which Governor Scott vetoed), Spratt quickly turned the board’s focus to the local implications of the 2013 legislative session. Spratt brie y went over the projects that Hendry County submitted to Governor Scott’s of ce for review, which included a rehabilitation project for Hendry County Courthouse and repairs to the sewage pipes lead-BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsDollar Tree, Inc has set its sights on Clewiston and is looking to build a new store in our fair city in this year. City commissioners gave Dollar Tree the go ahead by approving the development order with a 4-0 vote (Commissioner James Pittman was not in attendance). The new Dollar Tree store will be a 10,000 square foot, stand-alone building and will be located between First Bank of Clewiston and Burger King. In order to build the store, changes to existing roads will be made. The store will hire eight employees, including a local manager to run the store, according to Noel Barnett from Bohler Engineering, a Fort Lauderdale-based engineering company in charge of building the store. According to Barnett, the goal is to have the store open by the end of the year, just in time for holiday shopping. Commissioners seemed keen on approving this development project, with Mayor Phillip Roland saying “we’re excited to have Dollar Tree coming.” Sheriff Steve Whidden also gave a presentation for commissioners to consider, concerning school resource of cers in Hendry County schools. During their May 21 meeting, county commissioners approved a grant for Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO) to hire new deputies, including school resource of cers who would work speci cally in Hendry County schools. The grant, however, will Sweetest Town Playground New Dollar Tree Coming BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA Clewiston resident received an alarming surprise when he came home from vacation earlier this month: a man had broken into the resident’s shed and made it his new home. According to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department, Daniel Hannam Jr., 22, of Clewiston, broke into a Clewiston resident’s shed, changed the deadbolt, and made himself comfortable in the 10 x 10 structure. In the report, the homeowner stated he went into his shed on June 10 after returning from vacation and Who’s Living in Your Backyard?Man breaks into shed while owner is on vacation makes shed his home 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 0 /13. T, J V. N SEE SHED  3F J C F S I T P W B G P SEE DOLLAR  11BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsFive days is all it will take to build the largest playground in Clewiston. Brenda Holcomb and Mercedes Vary of Active Citizens For Children plan to build the largest playground in Clewiston starting September 25, ending with the playground’s grand opening on September 29. To make this happen, Active Citizens needs donations from the community. With a July 1 deadline to order parts for the playground, Active Citizens needs the community’s help to raise 30 to 50 thousand dollars. The playground, which will be built in the same location as the former Wood Works Park near the First United Methodist Church in Clewiston, was designed by local students at the start of last year’s school year. An architect was brought it to help HC Lost Under Gov. Scott’s Radar SEE BOCC  11 SEE PLAYGROUND  8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash BEFORE a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps start to accumulate. Some rural residents do not have access to county or commercial solid waste collection service for yard trash. Rural residents have two options: selfhauling yard trash to the neighborhood trash and recycling centers or burning yard trash. Yard trash burning might be a cost effective solution to hauling the debris away. Burning small amounts of yard waste does not require an authorization from the Florida Forest Service, but you should check with your local city, county, or Florida Forest Service of cials to see if there are any restrictions in your area. Many people do not know or are not aware of Florida’s outdoor burning regulations. Familiarize yourself with the burning regulations in your area. If you are going to burn anything, here a few tips to keep in mind. Never leave a re unattended, and make sure it is out before you leave. Keep a shovel and water hose handy. Don’t burn on windy days or when the humidity is below 35 percent. The yard trash material intended to be burned must be generated on the premises of the burn site. The res must not cause smoke, soot, odors, visible emissions, heat, ame, radiation, or other conditions to the degree that they become a nuisance or safety hazard. The re must be started after 9 a.m. and be out by one hour after sunset. Your re must be contained to an eight-foot diameter pile or noncombustible barrel, and must be at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved, public road, and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. If your re escapes, you may be held liable for suppression costs and damage to the property of others. Wild res can occur all year round in Florida. During the summer months, wild res typically are smaller in size due to the wet season.Burning Yard Trash in Light of Hurricane Season Technology has swept the heartland of America, providing families new, more ef cient ways to use their home computers to manage household nances, maintain personal histories and records and store precious digital photographs. But what happens when a computer virus or invader attacks a family's computer? Worse still, what happens when an Internet interloper misuses technology and gains access to a family's bank account, personal passwords and other sensitive information? "I know a lot of people think, That won't happen to me,'" says Kelly Morgan, Vice President and General Manager for Frontier Secure, which offers computer cyber security and identity protection to residential and commercial customers nationwide. "Sadly, many people learn the hard way that cyber thefts and intrusions are real threats that can create untold dif culties for families." Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to mitigate cyber threats and also limit children's access to undesirable Internet content. Look for a protection package that offers the following: Computer security that protects against viruses, spyware, rootkits and other malware for Windows and Mac computers, and offers e-mail lters, rewall protection, URL blocking, parental controls and real-time protection against new threats. Backup and sharing services that automatically, silently back up unlimited computer information and provide remote access to les and documents from other Internet-enabled devices. Technical support that includes unlimited remote telephone support from certi ed experts around-the-clock, and access to information about wireless network setup, troubleshooting, diagnostics and repairs, PC tune-ups and security checks, iTunes and social media basic installation and training, e-mail setup on multiple devices, Microsoft software applications setup and troubleshooting, and le back-up and storage transfer. Identity protection that offers unlimited professional consultation on identity protection, triple bureau credit monitoring and alerts, interval identity and privacy scans and identity theft restoration. "The need for digital protection will only grow in the coming decade as information becomes more accessible and advanced security threats are created," says Morgan. More information about protecting your digital life can be found at www.Frontier.com/secure. Don't take your cyber security for granted. By taking measures now, you can save yourself from heartache and headache in the future. How to Protect Your Family from Cyber Threats COURTESY PHOTO With all the aquatic recreational activity that occurs during the Memorial Day weekend, fun can easily turn tragic. In Palm Beach County, children ages one to four have had the highest drowning rate based on population in the last ve years, and 22 percent of all drowning deaths occurred in swimming pools. Such sobering statistics should serve as a reminder to caregivers to be water smart and follow the ABCD's of water safety this holiday weekend. A Adult supervision Whenever infants and toddlers are in or around water, an adult should supervise within an arm's length of the children. In addition to parental supervision, designate an adult "water watcher" (using a distinguishable item such as a lanyard or funny hat) whose sole responsibility is to watch the pool area for 15 minutes and not read, talk on the phone, or be in uenced by other distractions. After 15 minutes, the distinguishable item should be given to another adult for 15 minutes, and so forth. Ensure that the water watcher is a sober adult who knows CPR and has basic swimming skills. Do not use otation devices as a substitute for supervision. "Water wings" or " oaties" (in atable water rings) and other pool toys are NOT safety devices. Only life jackets approved by the U.S. Coast Guard are designed and tested for safety. B Barriers, beach safety and boating safety Have a properly working physical barrier around, on, or in the pool (i.e., isolation fence, pool safety cover, pool alarm) that meets code requirements. Have window and door alarms that sound when breached. Always swim at a lifeguarded beach and pay attention to the beach ags. Wear properly tted life jackets approved by the U.S. Coast Guard while on a boat. C Classes Take a water safety course at a local aquatic facility to learn the skills necessary to survive in the water. Take CPR classes. D Drain Safety Have a pool professional check residential drain covers to determine whether or not they are safe. Encourage children to stay away from drains. Noncompliant drain covers can cause suction entrapment injuries and possible death. Those using a pool or spa should know where the cut off switch is for the pump, in case a suction entrapment incident occurs. The ABCDs of Water Safety COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 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.HeBrews Coffee HouseFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston presents the HeBrews Christian coffee house on June 21 at 7 p.m. Open to all 18 to 29 year olds. Free of charge. Food, foosball, karaoke, video games, pool and more. Call Dave Berkley for more info (863) 9835269.Raft RaceOn Friday, June 28, the Raft Race weekend will kick off with a Pirate Party at 9 p.m. at The Tiki Bar. On Saturday, June 29, the Great American Raft Race will begin at 2 p.m. at The Tiki Bar/ Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina. For more information, call 983-3151.Free HIV testingNational HIV Testing Day (NHTD), held annually on June 27, encourages people to get tested for HIV. Early HIV diagnosis is crucial so that people who are infected can fully bene t from life-saving treatments, and so they can take extra precaution to prevent transmission to others. Currently, almost 40 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV in the USA have already progressed to AIDS, which means they were probably rst infected years before and didn’t know it. In observance of NHTD, Hendry and Glades County Health Departments will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Thursday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our three clinic sites: 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven; 1100 Olympia St, Clewiston; and 1040 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle. Please, “Take the HIV Test, Take Control.”School Bus Driver ClassThe Hendry County School District is Recruiting Substitute Bus Drivers. Training classes will be held July 29 to August 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaBelle Bus Compound, located at 4040 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935. Applicants are required to have thier CDL driving permit before the rst day of class. For anyone interested, please contact the LaBelle Transportation Dept. at 863-674-4115 or the Clewiston Transportation Dept. at 863-983-1516 to register by July 22.Youth Movie NightThere will be a youth movie night at the First Christian Church located at 201 N. Francisco St. on June 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Popcorn, hotdogs and refreshments will be served. All children under the age of eight must be with at least one parent the entire time. Children being dropped off must be checked in rst, with child’s name, contact name and phone number. Pickup time will be from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please be prompt. Gospel SingWhile Billie Swindle’s Red Barn takes a hiatus, there will be a Gospel Sing at the First Christian Church located at 201 N. Francisco St., inside our air-conditioned facilities. Features different groups every rst Friday of the month at 7 p.m. The Simple Faith Trio will be here Friday, July 5. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION found Hannam sitting in a lounge chair. When he told Hannam he was going to call the police, Hannam offered the homeowner $75 not to notify authorities, then jumped a chain-link fence and ran away, according to the report. The homeowner promptly called Clewiston Police. When the of cers arrived at the home, they found marks on the shed door where Hannam pried it open. Police also found several items Hannam left behind in the shed, including his picture ID, social security card, food stamp card, cell phone, $15 in cash, and three bags full of clothing, perhaps indicating that Hannam intended to make this shed his home, according to the report. Stranger still, this was not the rst time Clewiston Police was called to this residence. According to the report, the homeowner informed the of cers on scene that Hannam had broken into his shed before and police warned Hannam not to return. Hannam was charged with burglary to a structure, trespassing, damage to property, and resisting an of cer without violence. According to the police report, Hannam argued with of cers about his charges, stating he should not be charged with burglary. Hannam’s reasons were simple: he had just been tried in court for breaking into someone else’s shed and changing the locks, and was only charged with trespassing. ShedContinued From Page 1 BY HENDRY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEOn June 13, after receiving a report of a stolen ATV, Hendry County Deputies followed up on leads that lead them to the arrest of four juveniles. It was reported to Hendry County Deputies that 15 year olds Julian Caballero and Felix Quinones, 14 year old Clayton Thomas, all of Montura Ranch Estates, along with 14 year old Luis A. Vega, of Clewiston, had been seen riding an all-terrain vehicle matching the description of the one reported stolen earlier in the day. Witnesses reported they had seen the juveniles riding throughout the Montura Ranch community. Deputies were able to locate the juveniles, who willingly lead law enforcement of cers to a heavily wooded area where they had hidden the ATV. Deputies took the juveniles into custody charging them with criminal mischief and grand theft of motor vehicle. All four juveniles were transported to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce and later released to their guardians. Four Juveniles Arrested for ATV Theft SUBMITTED PHOTO Suspect David Gonzalez, 28, of Pahokee, had no shortage of profanities for Clewiston Police Of cers when he became irate after ofcers questioned him for pushing and slapping a woman across her face on June 16. Of cers responded to a woman’s cry for help and found Gonzalez screaming at her, telling her to “call the police” if she wanted to. When Of cer Arnold identifed herself, Gonzalez started jumping up and down, slapping his chest, pulling at his shirt, and yelled “F--the police! You want to f--with my friend? You want to f--with me? We will ght!” Gonzalez then took off running towards another of cer with clenched sts. Of cer Arnold bounded after Gonzalez and grabbed him from behind, only to get a blow from Gonzalez’s elbow across her mouth. A second of cer helped restrain Gonzalez, but it took three of cers to get him into their patrol car, as Gonzalez kicked, shoved, and braced himself against the of cers. As Of cer Arnold headed to the police station with Gonzalez in tow, Gonzalez made one nal attempt to resist, slamming his head against the car window repeatedly until he arrived at the Clewiston Police Station. Police Blotter: %!$# the Police

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Returning home after a storm may be just as deadly as the storm itselfPreparing to return home after evacuating will keep you safer while inspecting and cleaning up the damage to your home. Before traveling, ensure local of cials have declared that it's safe to enter your community and you have the supplies you will need. Follow the suggestions below for returning to, inspecting, and cleaning your home. Items to take when returning home include, governmentissued photo ID and proof of address; important phone numbers; bottled water and non-perishable foods; rst aid kit; cleanser/hand cleaning gel for personal use; hygiene products and toilet paper; insect repellent and sunscreen; long sleeved shirts, long pants, sturdy, waterproof boots and work gloves; ashlight, portable radio and extra batteries; and cameras for photos of damage for insurance claims. Before Returning Find out if it is safe to enter your community or neighborhood. Follow the advice of your local authorities. Carry plenty of cash. ATMs may not work and stores may not be able to accept credit or debit cards. Bring supplies such as ashlights, batteries, bottled water, and non-perishable foods, in case utilities are out. Create back-up communication plans with family and friends, in case you are unable to call from affected areas. Plan for delays when traveling. Bring extra food, water, pillows, blankets and other items that will make the trip more comfortable. Keep the fuel tank of your vehicle as full as possible, in case gas stations are crowded, out of fuel, or closed. Carry a map to help you route around heavy traf c or impassable roads. Find out if local medical facilities are open and if emergency services are functioning again. Do NOT call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number to do this. Understand that recovery takes time. Focus on the positive and have patience; others will have similar frustrations. First Inspection If possible, leave children and pets with a relative or friend. If not, keep them away from hazards and oodwater. Beware of rodents, snakes, insects and other animals that may be on your property or in your home. Before entering your home, look outside for damaged power lines, gas lines, foundation cracks, and other exterior damage. It may be too dangerous to enter the home. Smell for gas. If you smell natural gas or propane, or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and contact the re department. If your home was ooded, assume it is contaminated with mold. Mold increases health risks for those with asthma, allergies or other breathing conditions. Open doors and windows. Let the house air out before staying inside for any length of time if the house was closed for more than 48 hours. Turn the main electrical power and water systems off until you or a professional can ensure they are safe. NEVER turn the power on or off, or use an electrical tool or appliance, while standing in water. Check the ceiling and oor for signs of sagging; water may be trapped in the ceiling, and oors may be unsafe to walk on. Cleaning Your Home Wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots. Be careful when moving furnishings or debris since they may be water logged and heavier. Throw out all food, beverages, and medicine exposed to ood waters and mud, including canned goods and containers with food or liquid that have been sealed shut. When in doubt, throw it out. Some cleaning solutions can cause toxic fumes and other hazards if mixed together. If you smell a strong odor or your eyes water from the fumes or mixed chemicals, open a window and get out of your home. Throw out items that absorb water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected (i.e., mattresses, carpeting, cosmetics, stuffed animals, and baby toys). Remove all drywall and insulation that has been in contact with ood waters. Clean hard surfaces (i.e., ooring, countertops, and appliances) thoroughly with hot water and soap or a detergent. Return to as many personal and family routines as possible. Using Generators Safely When using a portable generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a portable generator to a home's electrical system. If you are considering getting a generator, get advice from a professional, such as an electrician. Make sure the generator you purchase is rated for the power you think you will need. Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoalburning device inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace, or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating, and cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock, and re. Let Your Family Know You’re Safe If your community has experienced a ood, or any disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website, available through RedCross.org, to let your family and friends know about your welfare. You may also call 1-866-GETINFO to register yourself and your family. Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 20.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 8.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The national average has continued its downward decline in the last week, likely being helped by relief in the Great Lakes, a region that had been plagued with re ning issues that have seemingly been resolved," said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While the national average stands higher than it did a year ago, we likely will see the average decline, and for motorists in the Great Lakes, the downward trend should mean well-needed relief at the pump. Areas of California may see prices rising slightly in the days ahead, but at this time we aren't seeing any short-term price spikes across the United States," DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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Are You Ready to Change a Life?BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchAre you ready to change a life? Within each of us is the power to impart a legacy of love and acceptance to our children, our spouses, our parents, our families, our friends, our neighbors, and those we meet. It’s called the blessing. By choosing to live and give blessings, we can make a difference and change the lives of those special someones in our lives, as well as those we meet and greet every day. Not only that, in the process of blessing others, we will even nd blessings for ourselves! Throughout the Scriptures, we have been given a guideline on effective ways to share the blessings we can bestow on others. Basically, there are ve elements of the blessing. We can live out the blessing every day by incorporating these elements as we reach out to bless those around us. First, giving the blessing involves appropriate meaningful touch. Whether it is laying on of hands, a hug, a pat on the shoulder, placing a hand on a young child’s head, or holding them in your arms, appropriate meaningful touch is a way to say “I love you” or to express care, concern, or friendship even before a word is spoken. The second element of the blessing involves the spoken (or written) word along with appropriate meaningful touch. Too many people have missed out on hearing their fathers, mothers, or spouses tell them they are loved or appreciated. The same is true for friends. The third element of the blessing involves af xing spoken or written words to someone, letting them know that you value them. It involves af rming their worth, uplifting them as a person of worth and a child of God. If a waiter or waitress is having a bad day, a word of encouragement or a note of thanks can lift them up. The same with those closest to us! In Scripture, the blessing was also a time for a parent (grand parent or loved one) to assure a child or person of God’s blessing on their future. It helped a child or loved one envision positive things in their life and future. The fourth element of blessing is helping impart the picture of a positive future. Too many people are bombarded with the negative and rarely hear the positive. People (especially children) carry the words we speak to them into their future, positive or negative. A harsh word begets a harsh word and attitude, but a smile or kind word brings forth a smile and more positive outlook. The fth element of the blessing involves commitment. In Scripture, the choice to bless was usually linked to a special day or occasion; but it wasn’t just a one-time event, it was an ongoing relationship. We might want to create a special, intentional, purposeful event for blessing a child, spouse, or friend, but true blessings come from an ongoing commitment to continuously live and give blessings each day. For instance, we can choose to hug our child before they head out the door (appropriate meaningful touch), or write them a note to put in their lunch box letting them know we are thinking of them and praying for a good day (spoken message and attaching high value and picturing a positive future). Life gets crazy, challenging, dif cult, and sometimes beyond painful. Within each of us is an amazingly simple, life-changing gift that can help us plant God’s love in the center of someone’s heart and future. Let’s all share this gift of blessing and change lives! Religion Column 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sunglass ExtravaganzaHot Savings at our Summer Sunglass Sale! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761New styles released for SummerJune 24th June 28thSavings up to 50% on all in stock sunglasses florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 JOHN HICKS Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. At a minimum, you should have these basic supplies: water (one gallon per person, per day -three-day supply for evacuation, two-week supply for home); food (non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items -three-day supply for evacuation, two-week supply for home); ashlight; batterypowered or hand-crank radio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio, if possible); extra batteries; rst aid kit; medications (seven-day supply) and medical items; multi-purpose tool; sanitation and personal hygiene items; copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certi cates, insurance policies); cell phone with chargers; family and emergency contact information; extra cash; emergency blanket; and map(s) of the area.Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are: medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc); baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers); games and activities for children; pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl); two-way radios; extra set of car keys and house keys; and manual can opener. Additional supplies to keep at home or in your kit based on the types of disasters common to your area: whistle; N95 or surgical masks; matches; rain gear; towels; work gloves; tools/ supplies for securing your home; extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes; plastic sheeting; duct tape; scissors; household liquid bleach; entertainment items; blankets or sleeping bags. Prepare With an Emergency Kit COURTESY PHOTO

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Data shows that most child drownings occur in poolsA new report released today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that children younger than age ve represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths, and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involve children younger than 15 years of age. Government data also show that African-American and Hispanic children between the ages of ve and 14 are at a higher risk of drowning. "Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of one and four, and minority children drown in pools at an alarming rate," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "The lives of countless children can be saved this summer. Take simple safety steps today -teach all children to swim, put a fence around all pools, and always watch children in and around the water." CPSC's Pool Safely campaign is focusing its attention on populations most at risk of drowning: Children between the ages of one and three represented 67 percent of reported fatalities and 64 percent of injuries, and African-American children between the ages of ve and 19 are six times more likely to drown in pools than white and Hispanic children of the same age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from USA Swimming indicate that 70 percent of African-American children and 62 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim, making them more likely to drown. The new CPSC Pool or Spa Submersions: Estimated Injuries and Reported Fatalities, 2013 Report shows annual averages of 390 poolor spa-related drownings for children younger than 15, with 76 percent (296) of the victims being younger than ve; 5,100 poolor spa-related, emergency-department-treated submersion injuries for children younger than 15, with 78 percent (4,000) of the injured being younger than ve. CPSC Chairman Tenenbaum presented the annual Submersion and Entrapment reports for 2013 at an event today at the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center in Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Chairman Tenenbaum was joined by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.-23); Suzy DeFrancis, Red Cross chief public affairs of cer, and Katey Taylor, mother of entrapment victim, Abbey Taylor. Jesus Aguirre, director of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, welcomed the group to the popular neighborhood pool. "As we head into summer and families across the country are getting ready to take their kids to the pool, we must remind everyone how important it is to keep a careful watch on our children as they swim, and ensure that their pools and spas have proper safety equipment," said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. "Working together, we can improve the safety of all pools and spas by increasing the use of layers of protection and promoting uninterrupted supervision to prevent child drowning and entrapment. With government programs like the CPSC's Pool Safely, people can learn simple steps to take to save lives." "Learning how to swim saves lives," said Suzy DeFrancis, chief public affairs of cer for the American Red Cross. "The American Red Cross encourages all families to enroll in Learn-toSwim programs by contacting your local pool." Families can learn about Red Cross programs and nd water safety tips by going to redcross. org. New data from CPSC's 2013 Submersion Report compile information on reported poolor spa-related drownings between 2008 and 2010 and estimated poolor spa-related injuries from 2010 through 2012 for children younger than 15. The estimated averages for the three-year periods represented show that residential locations dominated incidents involving victims younger than ve years of age; 85 percent of the fatalities occurred at residential pools or spas. About 50 percent of the injuries and 73 percent of the fatalities involving children younger than 15 years occurred at a residence. Of the reported pool fatalities for children younger than age 15, about 60 percent (231) occurred in inground pools; 15 percent (59) in above-ground pools, and nearly 10 percent (37) in portable pools. There were no reported entrapment fatalities for 2012. The last recorded fatality of a child due to suction entrapment was in 2007. CPSC received seven reports of entrapment-injury incidents during 2012. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Joy T. Roberts, 64MOORE HAVEN Joy T. Roberts passed away June 7, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Mar. 25, 1949 in Clewiston, Fla. to the late Raymond D. Thielen, Sr. and Margie Nell (Cook) Thielen. Survivors include two daughters Ranae Roberts Harrington, Jerri Lynn Schlueter (Barry); mother Margie Nell (Cook) Thielen; brother Donnie Thielen (Marge); sisters Regina Brown (Donald), Theresa Prescott (Doyle); grandchildren, Shelby Schlueter, Savanna Schlueter, Skye Schlueter, Andrew Harrington and Madison Harrington. She was preceded in death by husband, Jerome W. Roberts; father, Raymond D. Thielen, Sr. and brother, Michael Thielen. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Moore Haven with Father Lorenzo Gonzalez of ciating. Interment was Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 FWC Permanently Waives License Requirement for Lion sh HarvestTemporary changes making it easier for divers to help control the lion sh population will be put into Florida rule soon. At its June 12 meeting in Lakeland, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted changes that will waive the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lion sh using certain gear, and exclude lion sh from the commercial and recreational bag limits, allowing people to take as many of the invasive sh as they can. Prior to the change, recreational anglers could not catch more than 100 pounds of lion sh without being required to have a commercial license. Speci c gear that can be used to target lion sh without the requirement of a recreational license includes handheld nets, pole spears, Hawaiian slings, or any other spearing devices designed and marketed exclusively for lion sh. An identical executive order was put into place in August 2012 and is set to expire August 3. The newly adopted rule will take effect before the executive order expires, so there will be no lapse in the expanded permissions. Lion sh are a non-native, invasive species that negatively impact Florida's native saltwater sh and wildlife. Currently, the most effective method of removing lion sh from Florida waters is by spearing or using a hand-held net. Removing the license requirements and bag limits will increase lion sh harvest opportunities.

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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 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolAs Alice Cooper so aptly put it, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s (or student’s) dirty looks.” Seriously! School is of cially out for summer and we are all looking forward to spending the lazy days of summer sleeping in, eating leisurely breakfasts, relaxing on the beach, and participating in sports and outdoor activities. It’s a carefree time of ice cream and watermelon, reading Jodi Picoult novels on the backyard hammock, and sipping ice cold lemonade, while agreeing that “Life is good.” Clewiston Middle School bid “Adios” to another graduating 8th grade class with its annual 8th Grade Achievement Ceremony held on Tuesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Families ooded the school gymnasium and eagerly awaited the entrance of beloved students who would soon be moving on to high school. Principal Garry Ensor welcomed the throng of well-wishers and introduced the other dignitaries. Those present included Clewiston Middle School Administrator Rosa Perez, whom CMS heartily -yet tearfully -congratulates on her recent promotion to Principal of Central Elementary (Right on, Rosa!), Dean Johnston, Superintendent Puletti, Assistant Superintendent Swaggerty, and honorable school board members. Mr. Puletti expressed a brief accolade of encouragement to the young students prior to Mrs. Kristi Durance presenting medallions of recognition for outstanding performance. Juanita James presented her award for Career Research and Decision Making to Lazna Saad. Rainey Allen presented her History Medallion to Elizabeth Alvarez and the History Class Pin to Kathy Gomez. Steven Gwyn presented Joel McCray with the Science medallion, while Brad Garrett awarded his Science medallion to Madison Crouch. Brittney Shelton was Diana Chesler’s medallion winner for Reading/ Language Arts and Rache Valdes-Moya received the Reading/Language medallion from Lenette Leyva. For 8B, Cheryl Stein chose Jon Aragus for her Reading/Language Arts medallion and Kristi Durance gave her Reading/Language Arts medallion to Yanthuan Almenares. Kathy Irey presented the AVID Golden Binder Award to Courtney Blanset and Jose Velazques-Olvera. For the math medallion, Brett Hoots presented his medallion to Charles Snelgrove, and Robin Worley presented hers to Basil Tady. She also presented a medallion for Algebra I to Richard Perez. All of her students who took either Algebra I or Algebra I Honors EOC and made a “3” or higher also received high school credit for the course. Two distinguished students earned a Level 5 on the 2013 Florida Writes: Tammy Perez and Richard Perez. The only person who achieved perfect attendance for K-8th grade was Marielena Frenes. The AR points for this class were over 41,000! Way to go class of 2017! Closing remarks were spoken by Bob Cook, who presented his History medallion to Alkashia Keys. He thanked the parents for their support in their children’s education while attending CMS, and related humanity to the principals of academia. In science, said Cook, rivers cut through rocks not by strength but by perseverance, and so must we as individuals, as we strive to seek and meet our personal goals and accomplishments. In math, said Cook, with its logic and order, solving the most dif cult and complex problems means using the right principals and sequences, consistently. In Reading and Language Arts, said Cook, you were taught the power of words and how to combine them effectively to in uence others. By studying the great writers, he said, you beheld the possibilities that exist within all of us and, hopefully, realized the possibility within yourselves. Lastly, said Cook, in social studies you gained an understanding of civilization and your place in history, while discovering how key people, at opportune times, changed the course of history. -This knowledge opens up the possibilities that exist for you, as well. Be alert for your opportune moment! CMS staff agreed with Mr. Cook’s wish that students will “enjoy and rejoice in their success, remembering that it is not the end of the journey. ... We encourage you to go forth, boldly writing in large, vivid colors the story of your life and your contributions to our culture and society.” Later that evening, CMS was rewarded with an 8th grade dance in the school cafeteria. D.J. Orlando Echevarria kept the music blaring as students danced the night away, reveling in the excitement of turning over a new chapter in their academic careers. The theme “Shine Like A Diamond” was well demonstrated by the glamourous aura of well-dressed young people bidding a fond farewell to childhood. Many students danced to every song. Chaperone Lenette Leyva commented that “the kids danced so much, we barely got them to eat!” Along with Lenette’s secret punch recipe, which students remarked was “the best ever!” the dance proved to be a sparkling end to a bright beginning. School’s Out for the Summer the students design the park, and Active Citizens has been racing to collect the money needed to bring the students’ creation to life ever since. The playground will be built out of a plastic composite material, ensuring its longevity. It will include a large children’s section, as well as a toddler section. The playground will also be handicap accessible. The ground cover will be made from special material, allowing wheel chairs free access to the playground and certain features of the park will be built at a height for wheelchair accessibility, as well. “We put in a lot of thought so the whole community can enjoy it for years to come,” remarked Brenda Holcomb, President of Active Citizens for Children. Holcomb is one of the brains behind the Sweetest Town Playground. She and her colleague Mercedes Vary have been working diligently to get the word out about the playground, so they can raise enough money to get the park built by the anticipated September 25 start date. If Active Citizens is unable to raise enough money by July 1, the playground’s build date will be pushed back to spring 2014. There are several ways the community can help contribute to the playground. The rst way is, of course, monetary donations. Donations can be made at the Active Citizens’ website (www.activecitizensforchildren. com), where donators will nd the “donate button,” which they can use to donate as much or as little as they choose. Donators can also send checks to the Active Citizens’ P.O. Box, which can be found on their website. Other, more visible, donation options are also available. Pickets and entryway tiles may be purchased for a nominal fee and these proceeds will contribute to the building of the playground. The picket will be used to build the fence that will border the playground. A personalized message of 20 characters or less will be engraved on the picket for the entire community to see! Entryway tiles will be placed at the playground’s entrance and will include you or your child’s name and handprint molded onto the tile. Don’t miss your opportunity to contribute to a new community playground and to have your name or message displayed for years and years to come. If you cannot donate money or puchase pickets or tiles, consider donating your time to help build the new playground. Active Citizens needs 100 volunteers per day for the ve days that the park will be built (Sept 25 through 29). Check out the Active Citizens for Children on Facebook; information on the next session to have handprints and names molded into entryway tiles will be posted on their Facebook page sometime before the end of this week. Please contact Brenda Holcomb at 863.228.3690 or Mercedes Vary at 863.599.8950 for more information about the playground, pricing of pickets and entryway tiles, and for more ways you can contribute to the future “Sweetest Town Playground.” PlaygroundContinued From Page 1

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Clewiston Christian School Honor RollKINDERGARTEN: MRS. MCDONALD All E’s Hilary Byers, Aidan Katryan, Hatton Kurtz, Daylen Moss, and Aundrea Sanchez. All E’s and S’s Jenna Hartley, Alicia Adkins, Madeline Jackson, Hunter Lee, Amelia Martin, Phoebe Stowe, and Izabella Vallejo. Most improved Ayden Llossas 1ST GRADE: MRS. IGLESIAS All A’s Olivia Branaman, Jillian Barton, Jared Wooten, Caleb Iglesias, and Madeline Carroll. All A’s and B’s Peyton Lee, Savanna Green, LaNaiya Myers, Gumaro Martinez, and Kinley Garrett. 2ND GRADE: MRS. BECK All A’s Conner Harper, Audrey Mila, Nicholas McDuf e, Devin Nguyen, Ryland Polhill, Tyra Whitehurst, and Jayla Vallejo. All A’s and B’s Ty Pridgen, Jade Potter, Hilary Martin, and Jacob Alston. Most Improved Jacob Alston 3RD GRADE: MRS. BURRAGE All A’s Dustin Nguyen and Ryan Potter. All A’s and B’s Adrian Cordova, Christian Gerena, Lelani Hare, Jacob Jackson, Andrea Marrero, Samuel McDuf e, and Paige Roth. 4TH GRADE: MRS. GIBSON All A’s MiChaela Sparks, Landon Sutton, Amanda Mickler, Julia Jessup, and Alexis Acevedo. All A’s and B’s Stewart Cordero 5TH GRADE: MRS. CHAMBLEE All A’s Rachel Kurtz, Alex Morrell, Michelle Mila, Nicole Roth, Hannah Stowe, and Jordan Sweet. All A’s and B’s Alex Granims, So a Pridgen, Morgan Sherman, and Madisyn Thomley. Most Improved Alex Granims, Madisyn Thomley, and So a Pridgen. 6TH GRADE: MRS. LEE All A’s Melissa Manning, Emily Miller, Kalei Sutton, and Mariah Thomas. All A’s and B’s Grayson Brooks, Hailey Johnson, Carlie Lawson, Jessica Maxson, Jaylan Mendoza, Zinal Patel, and Vicki Wheeler.Eastside Elementary School Honor RollKINDERGARTEN A Honor Roll Matthew Almon, Zachary Alston, Terelle Alvin, Miguel Centeno, Isaiah Christian, Javier Ducoing, Jasmine Flores, Melanie Gonzalez, Imani Greaves, Crystal Guppy, Lilliana Hayes, Jenesis Hernandez, Colton Jones, Jason Lovell, Tyana McIntyre, Erico Mejia, Daniel Milian, Jarell Mills, Eduardo Ortiz, Leslie Perez, Jaden Ramos, Isaac Rios, Isayah Rodriguez, Aima Sanchez, Jayleen Staples, Kerrvon Summers, and Adalisia Velasquez-Puentes. A/B Honor Roll Anaelise Cornejo, Osmel Dominguez-Ortez, Suelyn Flores, Giovanni Garcia, Leonel Garcia, Marcus Givens, Roderick Jones, Joel Leon, Louie Madrigal, Zachary McNeil, Jordis Moya, Justice Morris, Christopher Paniagua, Ana-Bella Perez, Dulce Perez, Valentino Pupo, Alyssa Rodriguez, Mia Rosales, Joseph Saba, Jeremiah Salgado, Ethan Snead, Gerardo Tamayo, Jer'Ricka TaylorSmall, Byron Taylor, and Gerardo Villegas. FIRST GRADE A Honor Roll Jasmin Centeno, Jessica Esparza, Jadin Herrera, Leslie Jones, Ricardo Lara, and Luke Llossas. A/B Honor Roll Cari Anthony, Bryce Barnes, Zy'Mauria Bennie eld, Leslie Calderon, Ahtziri Cardenas, Jessica Diaz, Taliyah Doctor, Victor Duprey, Kayla Hurtado, Ivan Flores, Zachary Frotten, Omar Gonzalez, Wyatt Kurtz, Dakota Long, Gabriel Lumpkin, Jatavius Macklong, Brian Mijangos, Frank Moody, Salome Ortiz, Mildred Pascual, Marco Perez, Persais Roman,Wendy Sanchez, Taijah Thicklin, John Wagers, and Tafarya Williams. SECOND GRADE A Honor Roll Jayln Porth and Adrian Paige. A/B Honor Roll R'Daisha Brown, Derranae Bryant, Orlando Calderon, Ramiro Cardenas, Brendaliz Cervantes, Riley Chapelo, Joseph Claro, Aleah Cruz, Kennli Foligno, Kevin Freeman, Yael Garcia, Edwin Gonzalez, Nathalia Gonzalez, Nahdia I ll, Alyssa Jones, DyVeesha Myers, Alexander Nguyen, Daniel Olmos, Rachael Reese, Romeo Rodriguez, Azucena Sanchez, Michael Vary, Jose Vega, and Yaneli Vega. THIRD GRADE A Honor Roll Sharon Abrue-Castro, Christopher Alston, Andre Guajardo, Chris'Shariea Hardy, and Zanya Tulloch. A/B Honor Roll Silvestre Angulo, Donovan Baker, Briana Bedward, Summer Cartagena, Sebastian Castruita, James Edwards, Bryan Garcia-Ramos, Carlos Marrero, Angelissa Perez, Anthony Saravia, Caylee Sherman, Mario Tamayo, and Ethan Weiss. FOURTH GRADE A Honor Roll Kimberly Cardenas, Marshall Kurtz, Yesenia Mejia, and Malachi Summers. A/B Honor Roll Lauren Berry, Dustin Blair, Julia Bristoll, Fatima Emran, Shar'Nae Footman, Kristina Garcia, Joseph Guasp, Brenda Hernandez, Evelyn Jones, Fernando Lorenzo,Rolden Milian, Monserrat Paniagua, Eduin Perez, Gabriela Perez, Jessica Perez, Hisham Ramadan, Prudencio Ramos, Paula Roig, Denzel Rubia, and Angel Vasquez. FIFTH GRADE A Honor Roll Dakota Ali, Jaivus Chavers, Kiyah Coco, Sebastian Diaz, Cade Gibson, Miranda Giddens, Bruce Jones,Juan Luna, Damaya Paige, Anthony Perez, Daniela Pupo, Wisam Ramadan, Kristi Rosquette, Stephanie Salto, and Jisela Staples. A/B Honor Roll Ashley Acevedo, Tierra Bradford, Du'Aricka Bryant, Deyla Cardenas, Litzy Cardenas, Priscila Contreras, Yolanda Cruz, Mar'Lashawndra Ellison, Feria Farness, Sy'Mya Footman, Andrea Garcia, Kenia Granados, Isaac Hernandez, Jennah Hernandez, Davarious Johnson, Ashlyn Lytle, Pedro Morales, Alexa Navarro, Omar Olguin, Kalie Peele, Giovanni Reyes, Jaden Robinson, Anthony Rodriguez, and Shykeria Thompson. SCHOOL BRIEFS 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 863.983.6181205 S. W.C. Owens AvenueClewiston, Florida 33440 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013CORRECTION There was a misspelling in the edition of June 6, 2013, under the picture on page 20 entitled Annual Science Fair. The rst place winner was Alyxander Pilgrim; his rst name was incorrectly spelled Alexander' in the previous edition.

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ing to the Port of LaBelle -both of which were vetoed, along with the other projects submitted. Spratt explained that Hendry County is number 12 on next year’s list to receive state funding for such projects. (The only caveat is if funding runs out by number 11, Hendry County doesn’t receive any money.) After Spratt concluded his review, Commissioner Al Perry spoke up and voiced his concern that our small county is being lost under Governor Scott’s radar. Commissioner Perry said a week before Governor Scott’s visit to Hendry County, he and other members of Clewiston’s City Commission met with one of Governor Scott’s aids to discuss Airglades International Airport, LLC (AIA) and what a “game changer” it would be for the area if AIA purchased Airglades Airport. According to Commissioner Perry, the group had a “great meeting.” Commissioner Perry went on to explain that when the group met in LaBelle to have an in-person meeting with the governor, AIA was brought up again. “If I had to bet a dollar, [the governor] didn’t have a clue what we were talking about,” said Commissioner Perry. Chairman Karson Turner “concurred.” Spratt responded to Commissioner Perry’s concern. “They hire a lot of young, bright, and very capable, very highly-educated staff that are brilliant in book knowledge, but [have] no common sense, or very little. And they don’t understand the issues,” said Spratt. “Trying to get them to particularly understand the issues of rural, small counties and small cities who don’t have the wherewithall or the means to raise money quickly -for some reason, we have not been able to educate these staffs.” Commissioner Perry continued to voice concern over Governor Scott’s inability to understand the needs of our small county. “18 dollars an hour will buy any house in Clewiston, or close to it,” said Commissioner Perry. “They focus on the enormous companies who bring 5,000 jobs, and we’re just looking for 100!” Commissioner Perry’s statement was in reference to Commercial Jet, who intended to purchase Airglades Airport. The purchase would have brought 180 jobs to the area; however, the deal was lost and Commissioner Perry cited Governor Scott’s of ce as the reason. “It’s very frustrating,” said Chairman Turner in agreement with Commissioner Perry, regarding the stagnation that seems to stem from the governor’s of ce. Chairman Turner quickly changed the somewhat hostile environment, by adding that Spratt’s work for the county is indispensable. This year Spratt managed to get $1.8 million for Hendry County from the state. Chairman Turner expressed that that $1.8 million is “a water project that was not going to have funding” otherwise. Once the heated discussion came to a close, County Attorney Mark Lapp presented his staff report, which included a change order with the Hendry County Hospital Authority (HCHA). On January 1, 2012, Hendry County entered into a contract with HCHA to provide health care services for jail inmates. HCHA recently contacted the BOCC with concerns that the inmates needed more services on the weekends. BOCC approved the change order to allow extra hours of service for jail inmates,however, HCHA also stated they intended to terminate their contract with Hendry County in September, three months before it was due to expire. Chairman Turner expressed his frustration at this news, saying it’s “disappointing” that HCHA isn’t honoring its contract. Attorney Lapp’s report continued with an interlocal agreement between the county and the City of Clewiston, which has been an ongoing discussion for the better part of a year. In the agreement, the county is to provide $50,000 for the city, in order for recreational facilities, programs, and services to be available to unincorporated county residents -residents living in Monture Ranch, Pioneer, and the like. The county agreed to pay $47,000 to the City of Clewiston, with a condition that proof of bene t must be shown. In other words, the City of Clewiston must prove to the county that this money is necessary and bene cial to the residents affected, in order to receive funding for the next scal year. The board approved the agreement for this scal year only, which ends September 30. Sarah Catala, Associate Planner for Hendry County, presented a proposal to the board after Attorney Lapp concluded his report. Catala asked the board to consider affording Kerogen Florida Operating Company the right to drill exploratory oil wells in Hendry County. Catala asked the board to be “generous to Kerogen,” as they will be investing “a lot of money in the county.” The board approved Catala’s proposal, giving Kerogen the green light to begin their program looking for oil in Hendry County. The last item the board approved at their Tuesday meeting was a measure to conduct a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) study in Hendry County. The study could possibly lead to a lower ood insurance rate for the county, translating into lower taxes for Hendry County residents. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 The Tiger Pride Wrestling Club was in action last Saturday competing in the Calvary Christian wrestling tournament in Ft. Lauderdale. 13 wrestlers made the trip with nine earning medals. Leading the way were Bryce Barnes and Javian Ortiz, each won ve matches that day, taking home the Gold medal in their divisions. “Both Bryce and Javian wrestled tough, Bryce defeated quality kids throughout the day and Javian surprised a lot of people. We are really excited about both guys,” said the coaches. Hunter Barnes, Troy Wilcher and Joseph Claro Jr. each won four matches, taking home a silver medal. “Both Troy and Joseph have been practicing very well and it showed on Saturday, they stayed out of trouble in matches and were attacking the entire time. We are very proud of what they did. Hunter has been getting better and better every time he steps on the mat. He wrestled probably the toughest opponent he’s had all season on Saturday and came out on top, wrestling mistake-free and with precise technique,” commented the coaches. High school Captain Matthew Johnson won three matches taking home 3rd place. “Matthew has been the most active wrestler this summer. Between camp and tournaments, he’s close to around 30 matches so far in the last two months,” said coach Renaldy. “His purpose is to obtain as much mat time as possible, which takes him a step closer to the goal he set last year on becoming a high school wrestling state quali er.” Having been bothered by back pains all week, LaBelle wrestler Daryl Spooner put in a good performance on Saturday winning two matches by way of pin and one by decision, earning 3rd place. First year wrestler Blake Barnes not only competed in his rst ever tournament, he also placed third, winning three matches that day. Roli Loreto was also victorious in three matches, taking home the bronze. “Roli had one loss in an exciting double overtime match against a tough kid,” said the coaches. Other wrestlers that recorded victories that day were Harley Boren and Frankie Barnes. “Frankie was one win away from a third place nish, he lost his last match in overtime, but nonetheless, wrestled great, overcoming a fourpoint de cit to tie that match and send it to overtime,” said the coaches. Other Tiger Pride competitors on Saturday were Austin Boren and Dallas Vallejo. The club will host an exhibition match in their practice facility on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. It’s open for any spectators wanting to watch these young wrestlers compete against each other. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above are the medal winners. From left to right in the top row are Kris Smith, Gary Adkins, Hunter Barnes, Roli Loreto, Troy Wilcher, Bryce Barnes, Blake Barnes, Matthew Johnson, and Renaldy Tapia. From left to right in the bottom row are Javian Ortiz and Joseph Claro Jr. only provide funding for three years. After three years, the salaries for those school resource ofcers will be cut, if no other funding is provided. Sheriff Whidden does not want this program to be “short-term;” he especially does not want to be without these of cers if something were to happen in the schools, so he asked city commissioners to provide additional funding after the grant runs out. City commissioners were left to ponder the Sheriff’s presentation; a vote will be made at a future meeting. In response to a new state law, commissioners voted to approve an ordinance giving the Special Magistrate authority over red-light camera citations. Rather than the county overseeing these citations, the ordinance will give the municipalities the power to manage the infractions. Effective July 1, this ordinance will eliminate the need for violators who wish to challenge the citation to go to the courthouse in LaBelle; instead, violators will go before the Special Magistrate in Clewiston. The ordinance will also extend the amount of time violators have to challenge the citation to 60 days. It also gives commissioners the right to set an administrative fee of up to $250 to cover the cost of having to call special meetings when violators ght the infractions. After approving the ordinance with a 4-0 vote, commissioners listened to an update on the CDBG Grant, which awarded the City of Clewiston $700,000 to rehabilitate and replace ten housing units occupied by lowand moderate-income families in Clewiston. Nancy Phillips gave an overview of the project to commissioners. In all, four housing units will be demolished and replaced and six housing units will be remodeled once the project begins in July. Construction projects will take about four months and rehabilitation projects will take about 30 days, according to Phillips. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez commented on the project, saying “what a great program” it is and how the people whose homes are being remodeled or reconstructed “have got to be blessed.” Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve the project. Commissioners also voted 4-0 to approve the interlocal agreement between the City of Clewiston and Hendry County, concerning recreational facilities, programs, and services, which county commissioners also approved at their last meeting on June 11. Before the meeting adjourned, commissioners learned that everything is set and ready to go for the July Fourth reworks show. The show will be held on July 4 about 30 minutes after dusk at the Sugarland Sport Complex. DollarContinued From Page 1 Tiger Pride Brings Medals with Barnes and Ortiz Earning Gold BOCCContinued From Page 1

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800-257-4161Higgenbotham.comauction@higgenbotham.com1666 Williamsburg Square, Lakeland, FL 33803 M.E. Higgenbotham, AARE FL Lic.# AU305 AB158 AUCTION! 11am, Saturday, June 29th Estate of Duke B. Bailey Clewiston 6/22/13, 7 am ?, 1035 Bayberry Loop, something for everyone. MECHANICAL JOB FAIRFRIDAY, JUNE 21 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Clewiston Holiday Inn 11:00 to 1:00Due to Promotions and Retirements, U.S. Sugar will have several openings for those with Mechanical Skills starting this August. If you have at least two years of Mechanical Experience with Plant Machinery or Heavy Farm Equipment, we may have the ideal position for you. There will also be opportunities for 6G Welders, Machinists and those seeking Railroad Positions. Southwest Florida Works will be present to help review potential candidates. If unable to attend or wishing to have your background sent immediately to the Hiring Manager, please do the one of the Following.EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.comBrief Paragraph is Fine. Apply Online at www.ussugar.comClick Careers then Postings. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. In addition to cane sugar, the Company 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. EOE BI-LINGUAL LOAN OFFICERFirst Bank is seeking a loan of cer trainee who is uent in English and Spanish. A minimum of two years of college studies, business courses preferred or equivalent business experience required. The applicant must be able to communicate effectively in both languages, must possess great people skills and branch travel required. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to: Nilda Sparks at: 863-983-5043 or send an e-mail to: nsparks@fbclew.com or pick up employment application at: 300 East Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. EOE CERTIFIED WELDER NEEDEDThe School Board of Hendry County is seeking an AWS or NCCER certi ed welder to serve as an instructor for a post-secondary Welding program. Six years onthe job experience and certi cation required. This is a year around position with full bene ts. Salary based in part on amount of experience. For more information, call 863-983-1511. Mail resume and quali cations to: Gary Break eld, Administrator 475 E Osceola Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 The School Board of Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer RAILROAD MECHANIC / WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks.• Ability to stick weld and eld weld.• Ability to use a propane torch, acetylene-oxygen torch and related equipment.• Ability to read hydraulic, air, and electrical schematics and layout work.• Operate forklift and other mobile equipment.• Heavy lifting, climbing, squatting, working from heights and standing for extended periods.• Use and read tape measure and other related measuring instruments.• Read and understand shop manuals and parts books. • Operate and read pressure gauges, multi-meters and ow meters.• Perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job.• Service A/C systems.• Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment.• Operate various lifting devices including proper rigging procedures.• Successfully complete work orders in computerized maintenance system. • Repair and Weld Frogs.• Repair and Weld Switch Points.• Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld). United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. Located in Clewiston, Florida, 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. Apply online at ussugar.com or Jdooley@ussugar.com City of Pahokee is Accepting Applications for: Director of Parks and Recreation Full-time, Salary Range DOQ. Accounting Specialist, Part-time, Salary Range DOQ. Code Compliance Of cer Part-time. Please refer to www.cityofpahokee .com for more details. All applicants must pass a drug screen and background check. Mail resumes to City of Pahokee, Attn: Christine Waugh, Assistant Director of HR, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee FL 33476; e-mail: cwaugh@ cityofpahokee.com or fax (561) 924-7301. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Positions open until lled. EEO. Drivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854NEED IN HOME CARE FOR MY SENIOR MOTHER IN MOORE HAVEN. 8am 5pm Weekdays. Call: 863 946-0835PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER Light cooking, cleaning, laundry, run errands. Should be able to cook some Italian along with home cooking. Mexican, Spanish, Cuban, Caucasian, etc. Call 561-449-4379. Auctions Auctions Garage/ Yard Sales Auctions Auctions Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Shop here first! The classified ads 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. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013

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NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. BELLE GLADE 661 & 667 SE 4th St. 2BR, 1BA with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd BR, Central Air, W/D hookup. $725 mo. + Sec. 305-487-2850. MOORE HAVEN 2 br. / 1 ba. apts. $550 month. $300 Security Deposit. 786-340-5042 or 856-982-9636. M. Haven Furnished or Unfurnished 2br./1 ba Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3br./2 ba. Block house. Tile oors on double lot. $850 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 WEST PALM BEACH 2005 24 X 60 OFFICE TRAILER, restroom, coffee bar, HVAC, 4-of ces w/reception area. Good condition. $18,900. (817)240-7884. CLEWISTON Indivual acres for sale, 197 Taft St. 5 acres $60,000.; 630 Romero St. 3.75 acres with trailer $50, 000.; 10 individual 1.25 acres $9,000 each acre lot.; 165 and 175 Verda St. sale $90,000. farm that includes double wide trailer, all animals, stables. Qualify nancing available. Call 786-253-7114 (Spanish) or 786-270-6689 (English). CLEWISTON: 1BR Singlewide, New appl., W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $600 mo., & $400 sec. (954)648-9926 or (863)805-2869 LABELLE 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. MonturaLarge DW MH 4Bd\2Ba, chain length fence around entire property, shed and double pole barn, $800\mo. Call: 863-983-2841 after 6pm MONTURA RANCHES 2/2with W/D, sleeper couch, chair, screen porch, fenced yard, 1 acre. $650/mo, $400 dep/sec. Avail June 14th. (863) 983-7661 5br, 2bath doublewide located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Easy nancing with you average credit. Only $54,900. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Land and home packages available. 3 and 4 bedroom homes marked down for summer sale. Very easy nancing with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 Large pre-owned 3br, 2bath Zone II doublewide. Must go to Glades County. Only $32,900 includes new roof, setup and central a/c. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 We want your trade-ins. 3br and 4br doublewides available. We nance with your average credit. Call Dwight 863-983-4663 or 863-677-1114 Residential – Rental Properties for Sale – Moore Haven •Vacant Mobile Home Lots w/ pads and septic tanks •2 double lots or 4 single lots •One large lot with 2/2 Mobile Home •1.17 Acres on Saddle Lane with Fix-R-Up Mobile Home Call 863-983-9480 or 863-677-0796 for further information. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Administrative Assistant First Bank is seeking an administrative assistant with a minimum of ten years experience. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and con dential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Must possess knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Work requires continual attention to detail in composition, typing and proo ng materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at 863-983-5043 or send an e-mail to nsparks@fbclew.com or pick up employment application at 300 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. EOE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009CA001227 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. NORAIDA QUINTANA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORAIDA QUINTANA; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 03, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 7896 5TH PLACE, LEHIGH ACRES, FL 33972 at public sale on July 10, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being cm the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor, LaBelle, FL 33935, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida. Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 5th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no Cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, vvhese 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. 445369 CN 6/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000695XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS, VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A. JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; et al, Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 03/12/2013 and an Order Resetting Sale dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262012CA000695XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA. is Plaintiff and VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; RICHARD GRANADOS GOMEZ, A MINOR; YESENIA GRANADOS, A MINOR; UNKNOWN TENANT NO 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY THEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK C, BRIDLEWOOD SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1990 LIBERTY HOMES MOBILE HOME VIN #S 10L21780X/10L2178OU. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on June 7, 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 445619 CN 6/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000732 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CONSUELO TARIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 03, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2011CA-000732 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CONSUELO TARN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONSUELO TARIN N/K/A EDDIE LOPEZ; S. YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A S. YVONNE DOLL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF S. YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A YVONNE B. DOLL A/K/A S. YVONNE DOLL N/K/A JAMES DOLL; COUNTRYWIDE VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; FIRST BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JOE SANCHEZ are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK. OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 1, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 2018 MAINSTAY STREET, LABELLE, FL 33935-5305Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 4, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa., Florida 33622-5018 F11031138 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-marperez-Team 1 F11031138 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.445248 CN 6/13,20/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/12/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2001 DODGE 1B3AS46C71D231240 2004 FORD 1FMPU18L84LB49411 2006 TRAILER 1L9CW71716N383753 1998 CHEVY 1Y1SK5283WZ405305 1997 TOYOTA 4T1BG22K5VU099571 1985 ISUZU JAACL14S3F0710869 446046 CN 06/20/13 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.445767 CN/CB 6/20/2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT RFP NUMBER: 2013-04 OPENING DATE AND TIME: JULY 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. City of Clewiston is seeking rms interested in providing property & casualty insurance for the City of Clewiston Board of City Commissioners. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All submittals (see Section IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFP will be reviewed by a City Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received at Clewiston City Hall 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida by July 11, 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. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the City of Clewiston Finance Department, located at 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by calling (863) 983-1484 or by locating it on our web site at www.clewiston .gov. This solicitation does not commit City of Clewiston to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The City 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 RFP, if it is in the best interest of the City to do so. City of Clewiston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. 446153 CN 6/20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-207 CA U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1995-8, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 7360 S. Kyrene Road Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT MEZA, MARY MEZA, Defendants. NOTICE OF_SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated. in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 8, COUNTRY MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 AND 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHE R WITH THAT CERTAIN 1995 BROOKHOLLOW 40 x 24 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBE R 146M9185AB. Commonly known as: 1265 SEMINOLE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the at the Front Steps Clerk of Courts Of ce, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 11th day of July, 2013. If you are a subordinate lienholder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Cler k 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. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision o f 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Cler k 445836 CN 6/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES MANUEL MARTINEZ, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES MANUEL MARTINEZ, deceased, whose date of death was July 29, 2012 and social security number is ***-**-1872, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33375. The name and address 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 June 20, 2013. OWETA GAYLE DAVIS Personal Representative 135 Taft Blvd. Clewiston, FL 33440 STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, ESQ Attorney for Personal Representative Post Of ce Drawer 2188 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Telephone: 863-675-0087 Florida Bar No.: 182567 446099 CN 6/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO,: 26-2011-CA-000537 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. ELMIRA L. JOHNSON et al, Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2011-CA-000537 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and ELMIRA L. JOHNSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELMIRA L. JOHNSON N/KJA NORMAN JOHNSON; JOSE A. DIAZ; KAREN L. DIAZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE LOT 8 AND ALL OF LOT 9, BLOCK 16, OF BELMONT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 15, BLOCK 16, OF SAID PLAT OF BELMONT, THENCE SOUTH 130 FEET, THENCE WEST 250 PEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE WEST 75 FEET, THENCE NORTH 130 FEET, THENCE EAST 75 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 130 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 330 3RD AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, If any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must tile a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 10, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By:J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10106207 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jbonin-Tearn 2 Fl 0106207“See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.445723 CN 6/20,27/2013 Business Opportunities Apartments Houses Rent Commercial Property Sale Land Sale Mobile Home Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Earn some extra cash. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, 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 897 2010 1284329-01000000070 Joe Lopez & Manuel Pizana Est Lot 7, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 173, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445539 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 2008-832CA on February 11, 2013 in the matter of Crop Production Services, Inc. F/K/A UAP Distribution, Inc., as plaintiff and D & G Farming, Inc., and David Herrera a/k/a David Herrera, Sr. as defendant, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: 2004 Beige Chevrolet Tahoe, vehicle identi cation number: 1GNEK13Z64R166936. and on July 11, 2013, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 444767 CN 6/6,13,20,27/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Magnum Seeds, Inc (Magnum Seeds Felda) c/o Genica Research Corporation, 5825 Sievers Road, Dixon, CA 95620, has submitted Application 130603-14 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-00520-W to irrigate 77.50 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 29 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 446195 CN 6/20/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Glades County: US Army Corps of Engineers (Herbert Hoover Dike Culvert) P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232, has submitted Application 130510-19 for a Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 14, Township 42 South, Range 33 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 446194 GCD 6/20/2013 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Department announces receipt of an application to modify an environmental resource permit (ERP) from Cemex Construction Materials Florida, LLC, File No. 0277994-005, for an existing sand mine. The applicant is requesting approval to use synthetic gypsum to occulate suspended solids from the mine lakes at the Palmdale Sand Mine. The proposed gypsum storage area will be approximately 1.0 acre. Groundwater monitoring for the presence of various metals is proposed. A bench scale test conducted by Cemex has been done. In this modi cation, the area to be mined is not changing, the size of the mine boundary is not changing, additional wetland impacts are not proposed, the depth of mining is not changing, and the post-mining land use is not be changing. The mine is located southeast of Palmdale, directly northeast of US Highway 27 in Sections 7 and 18, Township 41 South, Range 31 East; and in Sections 12 and 13, Township 41 South, Range 30 East, Glades Co un ty, Florida. The ERP application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Mining and Mitigation Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. 445968 GCD 6/20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 262010-CA-000068 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. NIURKA QUINTANA et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 03, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and NIURKA QUINTANA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE T-TERETN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in IN FRONT OF TILE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 2257, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 9002 E BROAD CIRCLE, PORT LA BELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of June 5, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10003466 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCTeam 1-F10003466 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (81.3) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 445368 CN 6/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000707 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENNIS HILLINGSWORTH; AMANDA HILLINGSWORTH; ACCESS INFUSION PARTNERS, LLP; PORT LABELLE VILLAS PROPERTY OWNERS A SSOCIATION, INC., ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST T HE 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; T ENANT #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 16, BLOCK 2137, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 5071 Wild Goose Circle, Labelle, FL 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 July 10, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INT EREST 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. For Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpockee 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, dial 711. Dated this June 3, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 445566 CN 6/13,20/2013 EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2013 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; 2. Election of Supervisors; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2013-2014 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 14th day of June, 2013. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 446095 CN/CB 6/20,27/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR MISCELLANEOUS UTILITY ENGINEERING AND/OR INSPECTION SERVICES RFQ # 2013-22 Opening Date and Time: July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is requesting submittals from quali ed engineering individuals or rms interested in providing miscellaneous utility engineering and/or inspection services. Firms submitting must have expertise in planning, design, permitting and inspection of water, sewer and reuse facilities, knowledge of water and sewer treatment plant processes, ow analysis, and expertise in review of utility assessments and rates,. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Section IV, Submissions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., July 11, 2013, 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 RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by email, jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. There may be awards to multiple rms for various services and there is no guarantee for any particular level of work. 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 RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 445570 CN/CB 6/13,20,27;7/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009CA001151 BANK OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT HERNANDEZ A/K/A ROBERT HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 9, 2013 and entered in Case NO2009CA001151 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ROBERT HERNANDEZ A/K/A ROBERT HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OP THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY. COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 02 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 07 SECONDS ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAM SOUTHWEST ONE. QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 609.16 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 02 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 07 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 609.17 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF “A” ROAD (60’ WIDE); THENCE S 84 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS W ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 338,41 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF SAID SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER; THENCE S 03 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 32 SECONDS W, ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 607.90 FEET; THENCE N 85 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 58 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 344.10 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 82, LABELLE RANCHETTES, UNRECORDED. SUBJECT TO AND RESERVING AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 20.00 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF SAID TRACT 82. A/K/A 1225 A ROAD (VACANT LOT), LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 10, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald P. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10109806 COUNTRY-Conv-R-jbonin-Team 2 F101109806“See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 445726 CN 6/20,27/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Paul Mastrella, 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 2875 2009 2024329-26000020150 David T. Esquivel Lot 15, Block 2, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 40, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445537 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 2083 2009 1354432-A0001690100 Rafael M Santi Quinones The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 3758, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445525 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1567 2008 1154432-A0000900000 Jose A Carrazco Rossier & Aurora Guillot De Rossier The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3155, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445522 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Paul Mastrella 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 716 2009 1274329-01000010020 DDDLS Inc Beginning as a point 625.1 feet West of the Northeast corner of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence East 625.1 feet; thence South 1274.5 feet; thence West 521.2 feet; thence North 1278 feet to the Point-of Beginning, excepting therefrom the East 30 feet for use as a perpetual road right-of-way. More commonly known as PARCEL A-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445523 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, 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 770 2010 1264329-02000020031 Tonie Marie Tolar The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, less the North 25 feet and the East 20 feet for the road right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. ALSO known as Lot B-4, LABELLE ACRES NO.2, an unrecorded plot 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445538 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS MOWING IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2013-23 OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for “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 July 1, 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 email to 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. 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 446108 CN/CB 6/20,27/2013 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 804 2007 1274331-010000N0100 FL Hendry Land Inc. The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, excluding that portion lying West of the 42 foot canal. Also known as part of Lots 10 and 15, Block N. 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445519 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 803 2007 1274331-010000N0071 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, lying East of the West boundary of the 42 foot canal. 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445518 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 800 2007 1274331-010000M0101 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of the right-of-way of the 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Part of Lot 10, Block M. 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445516 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 802 2007 1274331-010000N0021 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of West boundary of 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445517 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 2192 2009 1364432-A0002460000 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4202, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445527 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 2342 2009 1314433-A0000250000 Ismael Fernandez C/O Omar Fernandez 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 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445529 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-000088-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs.JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO; NORMA SIBELLO A/K/A NORMA MARIBEL ORTEGA A/K/A NORMA E. SIBELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORMA SIBELLO A/K/A NORMA MARIBEL ORTEGA A/K/A NORMA E. SIBELLO; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO 1274 HOOKERS POINT ROAD CLEWISTON, FL 33440 OR POE: TAMPA TANK 5205 ADAMO DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33619 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE RAFAEL SIBELLO A/K/A JOSE R. SIBELLO 1274 HOOKERS POINT ROAD CLEWISTON, FL 33440 OR POE: TAMPA TANK 5205 ADAMO DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33619 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the abovenamed Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE PARTIALLY WITHIN THE SURVEYED, AND PARTIALLY WITHIN THE UNSURVEYED PORTION OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS FROM THE RAILROAD RAIL MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23, RUN S. 58 DEGREES 29’06”E ALONG THE MEANDER LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 879.02 FEET TO A RAILROAD RAIL MONUMENT MARKING POINT 20 OF SAID MEANDER LINE; THENCE RUN S 73 DEGREES OF 23’24”E ALONG SAID MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 765 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM THIS POINT OF BEGINNING RUN S 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”W AT A RIGHT ANGLE TO SAID MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 105 FEET; THENCE RUN S 73 DEGREES OF 23’24”E A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN N 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”E A DISTANCE OF 105 FEET TO THE MEANDER LINE; THENCE CONTINUE N 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”E A DISTANCE OF 26.35 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 83 RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY N 73 DEGREES OF 23’24”W A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN S 16 DEGREES OF 36’36”W A DISTANCE OF 25.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you arc required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Alexander J. Fumagali, Butler & Hosch, PA., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 11th day of June, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are bearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 445835 CN 6/20,27/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, 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 1133 2010 1224331-010000K0110 Saul Medina The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. And The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block K, PIONEER SUBDIVISION, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445542 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE OF AERIAL ADULT MOSQUITO TREATMENTS Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over the county as mosquito population levels warrant. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year. The treatments will be performed during evening hours, weather permitting. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. This operation will be conducted by Clarke. If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 445727 CN 6/20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 22-2011-CA-000107 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff. vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNESS, LIENORS, CREDITORS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HOSEA GIRTMAN OWNER; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY, IF ANY, JOHN JAY WATKINS, ESQUIRE, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF HOSEA GIRTMAN DECEASED; JOSHUA A. GIRTMAN Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN ENTREST IN THE ESTATE OF HOSEA GIRTMAN OWNER Last Known Address 17660 RESERVATION RD, NE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-2785 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: TRACT B, BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THOSE PORTIONS THEREOF AS CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 184, PAGE 278 AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. LEGAL RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID CORNER TRACT B, THENCE N 8934’54” E, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B, N 8934’54 E, A DISTANCE OF 167.93 FEET; THENCE N 0025’06” W A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET. A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4620’03” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF N 6711’44” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 47,21 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. LEGAL RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 184, PAGE 278 IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE N 0025’06” W ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 56.27 FEET; THENCE N 6035’38” E A DISTANCE OF 280.38 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY, BEING CONCAVE IN THE WESTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, .A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 1558’43” AN A LONG CHORD BEARING S 928’42” W FOR DISTANCE OF 13.90 FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVE; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE EASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 5000 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE 6129’47” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF S 1316’49” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 61.35 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W A DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE S 89’34’54” W ALONG SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. A/K/A 1147 LISA LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you wrtieen defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before July 8, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the GLADES COUNTY DEMOCRAT, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 30 day of May, 2013. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of the Court By Tina Espinosa As Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 644-8704 Telefacsimile: (954) 772-9601 444877 GCD 6/13,20/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 2014 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at approximately 10:00 a.m. during the Annual Landowners’ Meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as proposed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as nally approved by the Board of Supervisors for the District. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 14th day of June, 2013 BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 446096 CN/CB 6/20,27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 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? Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013Arrested on 6/3/13 by Of cer Hicks For Fleeing/eluding police O lic Gregory Stryker III, 37Arrested on 6/6/13 by Of cer Bolt For driving while license suspended, habitual offender O c e a l Josue Solis, 23Arrested on 6/5/13 by Sergeant Qualls For Lewd/lascivious behavior, victim 12 to 16 years of age Se be ye William Gonzalez, 21Arrested on 6/7/13 by Of cer Garrett For Fugitive from justice in state O ti c Darrell Sanders, 45Arrested on 6/7/13 by Of cer Yeomans For DUI Arrested on 5/30/13 by Of cer Clark For Lewd/lascivious behavior, victim 12 to 16 years of age O O be y e Richard Osceola, 44 Scott McClusky, 49Arrested on 6/9/13 by Of cer Yeomans For Assault, domestic violence related O v i Juan Brito, 63Arrested on 6/1/13, by Of cer Arnold For Aggravated assault O Corhonda Lashay Davis, 25 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilt y, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. Arrested on 6/7/13 by Lt. Angell For driving while license suspended, habitual offender Lt ce of Andrew Hughes, 50Arrested on 6/10/13, by Of cer Nieves For Burglary O Daniel Hannam Jr., 22Arrested on 6/12/13, by Deputy Brawner For DUI D Walter Lewis, 67Arrested on 6/13/13 For Possession of synthetic narcotic with intent to sell t h t o Brittany Cotton, 20Arrested on 6/13/13 For driving while li cense suspended, habitua l offender ce of Donna Cypress, 44Arrested on 6/13/13, by Of cer Bozzi For Fugitive from justice O ti c Gerald Dixon Jr., 30Arrested on 6/14/13, b y Deputy Huston For Possession of cocaine D ca Mark McGhee, 37Arrested on 6/14/13 For Battery by strangulation la William Tarter, 34Arrested on 6/14/13, b y Of cer McLeod For Fugitive from justice O ti c Samuel Jones, 37 Arrested on 6/17/13 For cocaine possesion with sell etc 1000ft worship/busn sch II w sh Herchel Bernardi Lewis, 39 After being pulled over for erratic driving, Daniel McKenzie, 50, of Illinois, asked Clewiston Police Of cer Jackie Garrett why he was "f---ing" with him. Not ignoring the stench of alochol coming from McKenzie's car, Of cer Garrett politely asked him to step out of the vehicle to perform a sobriety test. "I'm not playing your games," responded McKenzie. But, with a little more encouragement from Of cer Garrett, McKenzie agreed saying, "OK I'll do it." Of cer Garrett demonstrated the rst test, the "one-legged stand," and McKenzie attempted to follow suit. But to McKenzie's dismay, he was unable to perform the test steadily and stated, "I'm not doing this sh--" as he walked away. Luckily, a little time was all McKenzie needed, because shortly thereafter he returned to Of cer Garrett's side and said, "Let's do this sh--." Unfortunately, that little time was not enough to sober McKenzie up. On his third attempt at the one-legged stand, McKenzie declared, "I can't do this." Of cer Garrett gave McKenzie an opportunity for redemption with a second exercise, the " nger to nose." It seemed, however, that McKenzie didn't quite comprehend the exercise; after Of cer Garrett asked if he understood the test, McKenzie responded, "you're f---ing with me." McKenzie attempted the test anyway, swaying badly and falling forward as he tried to touch his nger to his nose. Of cer Garrett gave McKenzie one last chance to perform a third exercise, the "walk and turn," whereupon McKenzie stopped Of cer Garrett and said, "I can't do this sh--, take me to jail." He was arrested on June 12.McKenzie was charged with a DUI. Police Blotter: Take Me to Jail Daniel McKenzie

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonRed-winged Blackbirds are one of the most abundant and boldly colored birds in North America. They breed in wetlands in most of the continent south of the tundra. Four of the 14 recognized North American subspecies of this bird breed in Florida. The male is a stocky, broad, glossy blackbird with red and yellow shoulder badges. This stocky bird has a conical bill and medium-length tail. Males often show a humpback silhouette while they are perched with their tale slightly ared. Females are streaky brown with a pale breast and often have a white-ish eyebrow. Young birds resemble the female, but are paler below and have buff feather fringes. The oldest recorded Red-winged Blackbird was almost 16 years old. The Red-winged Blackbird's song is a high whistle, with the male's song a scratchy "conkla-ree" and the female's song a series of three to ve short "chit" or "check" notes. They make a "check" call when feeding and an intense, fast scolding "chak chak chak" when alarmed. In inland Florida, Red-winged Blackbirds are found around freshwater ponds and marshes in rural and urban areas. Their diet consists of weed and grass seeds, grains, insects and other invertebrates. They will eat in a ock with other blackbirds, grackles, or starlings. Males ercely defend their territories more than a quarter of the day during breeding season. They are often seen chasing other birds, large animals, and even people. Females will also defend the nests from intruders or predators. During the breeding season, ve or more females will crowd their nests into one male's territory. These nests are made by winding stringy plant material around stems of cattails, marsh plants, or small shrubs. The female adds wet leaves or decayed wood to the woven nest, then she plasters the inside with mud. When nished, the nest is four to seven inches across and three to seven inches deep. Three to four pale blue-green to gray eggs with black or brown makings are laid during the breeding season from March to July. In about 12 days, the blind, naked, poorly coordinated young are born, with the young edging in nine to 10 days. For information about the free trip to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) July 20, go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Reservations are required. Inland Birding Fun: Red-winged Blackbird (RWBL) PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEPictured above is a Red-winged Blackbird female and chicks.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 20, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO8th Grade AchievementPictured above is the CMS 8th grade achievement ceremony, held on June 4. SUBMITTED PHOTOClass of 2013 Fifth GradeCentral Elementary School celebrates the Class of 2013 fth grade students during their graduation ceremony. Good luck next year, we will miss all of you. SUBMITTED PHOTOField Day ActivitiesCentral Elementary School celebrates its annual Field Day activities. CES 4th graders are having a blast during eld day. PHOTO/ GLENDA WILSONRepresentative Matt HudsonState Representative Matt Hudson visited Hendry Regional Medical Center on June 10 for a tour of the facility. He was especially interested in seeing the new emergency department. Pictured above from left to right are R.D. Williams, Hospital CEO; Representative Matt Hudson; and Steve Nisbet, Hospital Trustee and Chairman of the HRMC Foundation.