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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsRumors about a possible absorption of the Clewiston Police Department by Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO) have once again surfaced as of late. These rumors were con rmed by City Manager Al Perry on July 2. Early budget discussions have led to talks about the Clewiston Police Department being “overtaken” by HCSO as early as October 1, when the new scal year begins. While these sorts of discussions have come up in years past, the numbers are currently being crunched to see how much an absorption of the Clewiston Police by HCSO, or at least consolidation of certain services -including dispatch and communications -would save the city of Clewiston, according to City Manager Perry. If the numbers come out in HCSO’s favor and the city saves a large amount of money as a result of the takeover, certain aspects of the deal still remain a cause for concern; namely, if HCSO will absorb not only Clewiston Police’s territory, but its employees. HCSO is also its own entity. Save for the Board of County Commissioners setting its budget, the buck stops with Sheriff Whidden, and no one else. The Clewiston Police, on the other hand, answers to the Clewiston City Commission and the City Manager. Regardless of these issues, until the numbers come back as to how much the city will save, the HCSO takeover will remain a whisper about town. Sheriff Steve Whidden and Police Chief Don Gutshall were not immediately available for comment. T, J V. N M L D S S I K F C P BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsCocktails and water guns abound, The Great American Raft Race kicked off on Saturday, June 29 at Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Tiki Bar. Entered in the race this year were 12 rafts, only three of which were submitted by local residents. The colorful display of rafts along the Marina’s dock spoke true of the participants’ “Southern roots;” and the names accompanying those rafts were just as colorful as the boats themselves. The race consisted of three heats -with four rafts racing in each heat -seminals and a nal race. Heat One saw some familiar faces, as Hooterville made an appearance again this year. Clad in pink tank tops atop a pink raft, the Hooterville girls -Jessica Echols, Marla Echols and Susan Mathis -used paddle and ipper power to get their raft across the nish line in second place. Last Place, ironically, was the winner of Heat One. Heat Two consisted of one local raft, Thunder Run, powered by Mike Haley, of Montura Ranch, and Brynt Hartley, who took second after The Rubber Chicken. The South almost rose again in Heat Three, when confederate agbearing boat, The Blue Gill, took second after The Low Country Boiler Boys and defeated local raft, Dirty White Boyz, operated by Patrick Arnold, of Moore Haven, and Kenny Bowers, of Clewiston. A short break between the heats and the nal race was necessary after a pontoon boat in ltrated the race area -taking the nish line with it -Rafts, Rain, and PontoonsThe Great American Raft Race brings in big crowd at Marina PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZPictured are some of the rafts entered in The Great American Raft Race at Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina. Talks of HCSO TakeoverBudgets being drawn for possible absorption of CPD by HCSO SEE RAFTS  9 If the numbers come out in HCSO’s favor and the city saves a large amount of money as a result of the takeover, certain aspects of the deal still remain a cause for concern

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 BY TOM NORDLIE IFAS NewsIf mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a HarleyDavidson -big, bold, made in America and likely to be abundant in Florida this summer. Just how abundant is a matter of speculation, but University of Florida Entomologist Phil Kaufman says last year the state had a bumper crop of the huge, biting insects, which are sometimes called gallinippers. He said there may be a repeat on the way. “I wouldn’t be surprised, given the numbers we saw last year,” said Kaufman, an associate professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “When we hit the rainy cycle we may see that again.” The gallinipper is a oodwater mosquito, with females laying eggs in soil at the edges of ponds, streams and other water bodies that over ow when heavy rains come. The eggs can remain dry and dormant for years, until high waters cause them to hatch, Kaufman said. Last June, Tropical Storm Debbie caused ooding in many parts of Florida and unleashed large numbers of gallinippers, along with other oodwater mosquitoes. To help residents understand the species better, Kaufman and UF/IFAS entomology graduate student Ephraim Ragasa created a document on gallinippers for the department’s “Featured Creatures” website. It’s now available on Electronic Data Information Source, at http://edis.ifas.u edu/in967. Native to the entire eastern half of North America, the insect has a body about half an inch long, with a black-and-white color pattern that makes it resemble a super-sized version of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito. As with other biting mosquitoes, only the female gallinippers are blood feeders; males survive on ower nectar. The species is notoriously aggressive and has a painful bite. “The bite really hurts, I can attest to that,” Kaufman said. Even in the larval stage, gallinippers are fearsome. Most mosquito larvae are content to subsist on decaying plant matter oating in the waters where they develop, but gallinippers are omnivorous, devouring other mosquito larvae and even tadpoles. With that trait in mind, observers have suggested the gallinipper might be a good candidate for biological control efforts, using the larvae to reduce populations of other pest mosquitoes. But that strategy has a fatal aw, Ragasa says -it results in more gallinippers. “That kind of defeats the purpose of using them for biocontrol,” he said. Gallinippers can be warded off with repellents containing DEET, though Kaufman said that due to their large size they may be more tolerant of the compound than smaller biting mosquitoes. Other precautions include wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts when venturing into wooded areas, especially places where standing water collects after rain storms. There are a few good things one can say about this mosquito: It isn’t considered a signi cant vector of mosquito-borne illness affecting people or animals. And human activity doesn’t seem to boost its populations. “This isn’t one where you build a subdivision and start to see more,” Kaufman said. “If anything, there may be fewer of them now than there were in the past.” Aggressive Mosquito may be Abundant This Year 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. Different groups will be featured every rst Friday of the month at 7 p.m. The Simple Faith Trio will be here Friday, July 5.E-Books for Children The Clewiston library is offering to help children develop their reading skills and have fun with the new E-Books for Children. It includes Accelerated Readers (AR) books in an e-book format and allows children to read along (or not) as the narrator reads. There are three different packages providing material for children ages 0–18. They are now accessible from home, school, on iPads, iPhones, etc., or here in the library. Here is information for accessing them: www.tumblebooklibrary.com Username is “clewiston” and the password is “libra” www.TumbleBookCloud.com username is “clewiston” and the password is “login” www.TBCJR.com username is “clewistonjr” and password is “login” Please note each is for a different age level so you can look at them all and decide which is best for your children. Also, games are included. Call your library for further information on using this exciting source of reading for your children. Coming soon is the the new website for the Hendry County Library System.Library summer programThe library’s summer program is heating up. The theme this year is “Dig into Reading.” The staff has lots of fun activities, prizes, and surprises lined up for our little customers. Please be sure to bring them in and register them to win a prize for their reading efforts. The Clewiston Youth Book Club continues every other Wednesday at 4 p.m. in your library. The last meeting had 15 in attendance and the book discussion centered around dinosaurs. The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 26 at 4 p.m. at the library. The discussion will be about books on genetics -ction or nonction.Library Opening Hours ChangeLibrary opening hours will be changed as of August 6. The hours will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday Friday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday ClosedNew Adult Book ClubStarted June 18 at 6:30 p.m. The Book selected is Fareinheight 451. Come and pick up your copy at the library. All adults 18 and over are welcome.Outstanding Community Service Award NominationsThe Clewiston City Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Outstanding Community Service Award to honor an individual who has made a sustained commitment to volunteer service. If you wish to nominate someone in the Clewiston area who deserves recognition, complete the nomination form and return to Marilyn McCorvey at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 or call 863-983-1484. Nomination forms are available at City Hall and on the City’s website. The City Commissioners will recognize the honoree at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner in September. Nominations must be received by August 5.Kids’ Expo: Back to SchoolThere will be a free health event for children on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following two locations: Florida Dept. of Health in Hendry County (1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle), and Florida Community Health Centers (315 South WC Owens Ave, Clewiston). There will be free eye screenings, dental screenings and hearing screenings, as well as free school shots, school supplies (limited), kids’ hair cuts (limited), kids books, bike safety supplies, and free child identi cation kits. There will also be free information about school bus safety, hurricanes and disasters, healthy eating and nutrition tips, as well as games and prizes. These are the Community Partners coming together for our kids: Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, Florida Dept of Health Hendry County, United Way, The Salvation Army, Hendry County Emergency Management, Florida Community Health Centers, Kiwanis Club of LaBelle, several local businesses, community volunteers, and many others. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION PHOTO/ MARISOL AMADOREntomologist Phil Kaufman shows the size difference between an invasive Asian tiger mosquito (right) and the native species Psorophora ciliata, sometimes called the gallinipper.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Red-tailed Hawk (RTHA) PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured left is the Red-tailed Hawk. Gas Price UpdateAverage retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 26.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “After an impressive surge abated several weeks ago, we’re seeing gasoline prices decline nicely,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “One-inve states currently has at least one gas station with gasoline under $3/gallon: South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio, Texas, New Mexico, Virginia, Indiana, and Michigan all have at least one station statewide under $3. The national average is likely to continue its decline this week as retail prices catch up to the decrease in wholesale gasoline prices,” DeHaan said. BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonThe Red-tailed Hawk is probably the most common hawk found throughout North America. They breed throughout most of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. In Florida, nesting begins in February and extends through June. Florida’s largest breeding hawk is also known as the Buzzard Hawk or Red Hawk. These large hawks have very broad, rounded wings and are slightly larger than Red-shouldered Hawks and smaller than an Osprey. Their short, wide tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above, though in young birds the tail is brown and banded. The oldest recorded Red-tailed Hawk lived to be 28 years and 10 months old. The adult’s hoarse, screaming “kee-eeeeearr,” which usually lasts two to three seconds, is often used for movie soundtracks whenever a hawk or eagle species appears on the screen. During courtship, these birds make a shrill “chwik,” sometimes giving several of these calls in a row. The Red-tailed Hawk is often found soaring above open elds, perched on telephone poles, fenceposts or trees, or standing alone along edges of elds. In high winds, they may hover without apping, their eyes xed on the ground in search of prey. Their diet consists mainly of small mammals, including mice, rabbits and ground squirrels. They also eat birds, snakes and carrion, which can weigh anywhere from less than an ounce to more than ve pounds. Red-tailed Hawks have been seen hunting in pairs, with each bird observed on the opposite side of the same tree while trying to catch squirrels. These sharp-taloned birds will aggressively defend their nests or territories. They are known for chasing off other hawks, eagles, and Great Horned Owls. They attack with their legs outstretched while making a slow controlled dive. Courting birds will y with their legs hanging beneath them or chase and swoop after each other, while sometimes locking talons. The mated pair stays together until one dies. Nests are usually built in the crown of tall trees where the mated pair can view the surrounding landscape. In Florida, they sometimes nest in cypress tree islands, Australian pines, billboard platforms, or power poles. The pair will either build a new nest or refurbish their previous year’s nest. The bulky nest of dry sticks is up to 6.5 feet high and three feet across. It is completed in four to seven days and lined with bark strips, dry vegetation and fresh foliage. The female lays one to three white eggs, which are sometimes marked with brown, in the nest. These eggs are incubated for 32 to 34 days, with the young edging when they are 43 to 47 days old. For information about the free trip to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) on July 20 go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Reservations are required for these escorted driving trips.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchOur nation is 237 years old this year, and we have the freedom, among other things, to poke fun at ourselves and our country! America, you’ve got to love it! We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from arti cial avors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. We leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our junk in the garage. We make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions, while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. A pizza gets to our house faster than an ambulance, and people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a Diet Coke. 237 years of existence to develop such freedoms seems like a lot of time, but compared to other nations, we are just a child. And yet we stand tall among these countries because of the principles on which we were established: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence). I still believe in the USA. Something still happens to me when I see people waving ags and I hear patriotic songs being sung. Call me optimistic, but I still believe in one nation under God. In God I still trust. And I still celebrate the Fourth of July and anticipate reworks as part of that celebration. I want to tell you that I still anticipate reworks out of my faith, as well. Did you know there is approximately the same amount of gunpowder in a recracker as in a ri e shell? The recracker’s explosion power is unfocused, and makes a loud noise. The ri e shell, on the other hand, focuses that power in a speci c direction and delivers an enormous punch. One makes a lot of noise. The other gets results. It’s a matter of focus. It’s a matter of what’s needed or what’s desired. We can be a recracker Christian or a ri eshot Christian. One makes a lot of noise. The other gets results. The third option is to be a reworks Christian. Fireworks begin by focusing power to get them to a desired location and then explode in all kinds of ways to catch people’s attention and amaze them in all kinds of wonderful ways. There is too much to be done here in our corner of God’s world for us to quit taking risks and stepping out on faith. Our calling is to go forth into the world with the authority we receive from God and make explosive things happen. You see, I still anticipate reworks. I still anticipate miracles. I still anticipate excitement and enthusiasm, healing, and conversion. I expect reworks to happen every time God calls us and sends us out. I expect my faith and my church to make a difference in my world. And I want you to expect it, too! I believe the colonists trusted and depended on God when they made and adopted the Declaration of Independence. Because of their trust, God blessed us as a nation. I believe that if we remember to trust and depend on God today, God will use us to make reworks happen; and again, God will bless us as a nation. Religion ColumnAmerica, You’ve Got to Love It COURTESY PHOTO Are you taking good enough care of your eyes? According to a new study, your gender and where you live may indicate if you are practicing good eye health. Women go to eye doctors 28 percent more than men, according to the 2013 Eye Health Index released by VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-pro t vision bene ts and services company in the country. Analysis showed that women, who are statistically at greater risk for eye-related diseases, make a more concerted effort to care for their eyes. The research also concluded that Boise City, Idaho is the top city where residents took good care of their eyes in 2012. Boise City had the highest rate of eye exams compared to any other city on the index for the past two years. Other cities ranking in the top 10 eye-healthy cities are Sacramento, Oklahoma City-Tulsa, Wichita, Columbus (Ohio), Des Moines, Birmingham, Denver, Raleigh, and the San Francisco Bay Area. More details about the new study, along with eye care tips, can be found at www.vspblog.com/healthyeyes. In addition to identifying vision correction needs, eye doctors are often rst to detect signs of serious health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Getting Proper Eye Care?

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New technologies are now enabling homeowners to automate lights, entertainment and security systems, thermostats, door locks and more. And experts say that coordinating these control systems can save you time and money, and increase the value of your home. Gone are the days when home automation was a futuristic concept from science ction or an out-of-reach luxury, as new innovations are making such technologies more affordable and easier to use. "While many automation products available today are stand-alone devices, offering control for only one component of your house, such as your thermostat or music, it's possible to bring all of those various smart home features together under one system," says Martin Plaehn, CEO for Control4, a market leader in home automation. "And doing so can make your life easier." If you're not entirely sure that modernizing your home in this way is right for you, there are many things to consider, ranging from security to budget to comfort to increasing the value of your home. Stay safe: An automation system can deliver peace of mind. Before you left for vacation, did you forget to lock the door or schedule your lights to rotate? With a system like the Control4 MyHome app, you can use your mobile device to check your security system or lock your front door from wherever you are in the world. Stay on budget: It may be hard to imagine a high-tech home, but exible systems allow you to start small, controlling just one room and then expand through the home. For example, Control4 can start with a single controller, remote and an app to automate and control existing or new smart devices. Over time, the system can grow, adding more devices and functionality to meet your changing lifestyle needs and budget. Invest: While there are upfront costs to modernizing your home, you may recover some of your initial investment if you're looking to sell any time in the future. Such an upgrade can potentially drive up your home's value and will de nitely set it apart from others on the market. Go green: By scheduling everything -from lighting control to thermostat management -you can stop wasting energy at home and save kilowatts and dollars. You can even program your shades to be drawn at a certain time of day to keep your house cooler. An installer can consult with you to offer more ideas for how to make your home more energyef cient. Reduce clutter: With one remote, you can turn on your television, draw the shades, dim the lights and control the temperature of the room, making space on your coffee table for more snacks! Ease of use: Many home automation systems operate from a device you're already familiar with, such as your smartphone, tablet or computer. Envious of the Jetsons? While robot maids may still be a futuristic fantasy, new technologies available today can help you live a more comfortable lifestyle. More information about modernizing your home can be found at www. Control4.com. BY THE AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATIONTeasing may often seem like a normal part of childhood. Most parents have had to comfort a teary-eyed child who has been the victim of a teasing episode at school. It's just what adolescents do, right? While schools are working harder to combat schoolyard violence and bullying, too often teasing is dismissed as something minor and commonplace that doesn't do much harm. However, the reality is that teasing can have painful and long-lasting effects. Studies have found that children who are repeatedly teased may end up suffering from depression, anxiety and sleep problems. They are more likely to avoid school, and in severe cases can suffer from serious emotional and psychological issues. Parents often try to encourage their son or daughter to pay no attention to being teased, repeating that old adage, "Sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." Or they may be dismissive, telling the child to tough it out, saying that being teased just builds character. Such advice, however, doesn't really help and may just convince the child that mom and dad really don't understand how painful it is to be teased. Sometimes, that can lead to the child withdrawing and not sharing experiences. Instead, experts advise letting your child know that what has upset him or her is just as serious a problem to you. Listen sympathetically to what happened and try and see the problem from your child's point of view. Don't be critical or disapprove of how your child handled the incident. He or she is already feeling picked upon and hurt. Be supportive, showing you understand why the teasing was upsetting. You might share stories, real or hypothetical, of your teasing experiences. Your child should understand it is perfectly normal to be upset by teasing. Children can also learn how to handle or stop teasing. There are several books on the subject. Your child's school counselor can also help. The idea is not to report the teaser, since that will seldom stop the problem, but rather to get the counselor to help your child learn techniques to stop the teasing. A local professional counselor specializing in family and child counseling is another place to turn for assistance. To adults, teasing may seem a minor issue, but for a child facing repeated taunting, harassment and ridicule, this is a problem that can have serious, negative effects on his or her life. 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.Rosa Lee Goodbread, 87FORT MYERS Rosa Lee Goodbread passed away June 24, 2013 in Fort Myers. She was born Mar. 8, 1926 in Mayo, Fla. She married Howell Goodbread, he preceded her in death in 1995. She leaves behind her children Steven, Stacey and Sandy; her two sisters Lorraine and Mary Lou; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Graveside funeral services were held at noon Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home ClewistonRABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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On the grounds of the National Mall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its annual report of deaths and injuries involving legal and illegal reworks for 2012. Fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe eye injuries, loss of limbs and even death. CPSC works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireworks and Explosives; the Department of Transportation; and the Department of Justice to enforce federal safety standards and raise awareness about the dangers of reworks. Last year, CPSC received reports of six men who were killed by professional-grade, homemade or banned rework devices. In addition, an estimated 8,700 consumers were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for reworks-related injuries. Between June 22, 2012 and July 22, 2012, more than 5,000 consumers were treated in hospital emergency rooms due to reworksrelated injuries. Sixty percent of all reworks injuries occur during the 30 days surrounding the July Fourth holiday. More than half of these reported injuries involved burns to the hands, head and face. About 1,000 reported injuries involved sparklers and bottle rockets, reworks that are frequently and incorrectly considered safe for young children. Follow-up investigations of incidents showed that most injuries were associated with malfunctioning reworks or improper use. Malfunctioning reworks often resulted in unexpected ight paths and dangerous debris. Improper use included igniting reworks too close to someone, lighting reworks in one's hand and playing with lit or used reworks. Most victims recovered from their injuries or were expected to recover completely; however, several victims reported that their injuries might be long term. "These gures represent more than numbers; they represent the lives of real people who have been affected well beyond the Fourth of July," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "The federal government is working hard to keep the public safe by monitoring the ports, the marketplace and the transportation of reworks. Now we need consumers to do their part and celebrate safely." Working with CBP, CPSC conducts surveillance on imported reworks. During 2012, the agencies collected and tested shipments of imported reworks for compliance with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA). About 30 percent of the tested products were found to be in violation of the law and were immediately stopped at the U.S. port. This import surveillance program strives to keep violative and dangerous reworks off of U.S. store shelves and roadside stands. "The solid partnership between CBP, CPSC and other agencies at the Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) enables greater sharing of information and targeting to ensure the safety of imported reworks," said CBP Assistant Commissioner Allen Gina. "Interagency collaboration at the CTAC results in the identi cation and interdiction of potentially unsafe imported merchandise, including non-compliant reworks, and truly exempli es working together as one U.S. Government at the Border to protect American consumers." At the national level, CBP, CPSC and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) work side-by-side at the CTAC in Washington, DC to effectively combat the importation of illegal reworks. The CTAC provides a platform for the agencies to share data, analyze import trends and conduct joint risk-based targeting to identify reworks shipments that pose a safety risk. "Fireworks are explosives. Protecting the public means making sure that our safety regulations work when these explosives are being transported," said PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman. "As the federal law enforcement agency charged with enforcing federal explosives laws, ATF actively works with other federal agencies, such as CPSC, through its reworks enforcement program to protect the public from the dangers of illegal explosive devices," said ATF Acting Director B. Todd Jones. Consumers who decide to purchase legal reworks are urged to take these safety steps: Make sure the reworks you want to buy are legal in your area before buying or using them. Never allow young children to play with or ignite reworks, including sparklers. Parents may not realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees -hot enough to melt some metals. Always have an adult closely supervise reworks activities if older children are allowed to handle devices. Avoid buying reworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the reworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers. Never place any part of your body directly over a reworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting reworks. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of re or other mishap. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning reworks. Soak them with water and throw them away. Never point or throw reworks at another person. Light reworks one at a time, then move back quickly. Never carry reworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers. After reworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding the device to prevent a trash re. ATF encourages the public to report the manufacture or sale of illegal reworks to your local law enforcement agencies or to the ATF hotline at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662). Fireworks: Injuries and Safety Precautions 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO

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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 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a ve day event where kids and young adults can learn about the Bible and do other fun activities. VBS happens once a year at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, which is located at 959 Della Tobias Ave. in Harlem. VBS is open to all children ages ve to 17; adults are also welcome to come for Bible study. The event took place this year from June 24 to 28 with the theme "God and Me at Sea." Pictured above left are C.J. Scruggs, Daniel Scruggs and Michael Johnson giving a liturgical dance performance during the talent show segment on the last day of the event. Pictured above right, being led by Rev. Kimberly Scruggs-Tobias, are a large group of youngsters enjoying themselves as they give praise to God in a morning exercise. Pictured below left are the VBS students from the 14to 17-year-old division taking a cooking lesson from Rev. Gwendolyn Patrick. Pictured below right are VBS students from the 10to 13-year-old division listening to a Bible story and science lesson from Miss Whynett Jones. There were an average of 51 children and nine adults per day. New Bethel AME Vacation Bible School SUBMITTED PHOTOS Meet Johnny Johnny is a loveable American Pit Bull. He is about two years old and was abandoned on Flaghole Rd, where a resident spotted him pacing up and down the street. He was turned in to Clewiston's Animal Control. Now, Johnny needs a good home! If you are interested in adopting Johnny, please contact Animal Control at 863-983-1474, or stop in to their facility located at 1320 S. Olympia St in Clewiston. It will be necessary to get Johnny neutered and vaccinated if you decide to adopt him. Clewiston's Critter Care offers low-cost spay/ neuter programs and low-cost vaccinations. Johnny is well-behaved and needs a loving, caring home! You could be the new owner of this gorgeous American Pit! Animal of the Week

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 and the sky opened up on the boaters and the crowd. The break gave race attendees the chance to win 50 dollars in three separate contests: best beer belly, sexiest legs, and hairiest back. The hairiest back winner had the chance to win an extra 50 dollars if he allowed Laura Martin, Tiki Bar manager, to wax a strip of his furry hind -he complied. After the big, hairy, and sexy displays, four rafts competed in the nal race. The Rubber Chicken came out victorious as this year's The Great American Raft Race winner. Just One More took second place, while The Blue Gill came in third. The Rubber Chicken was built and powered by Steve Henderson, of Yulee, Fla., and Burke Harmon, of Jacksonville. Both men work for AZZ-SMS, a contracting company hired by U.S. Sugar Corporation. AZZ-SMS had an impressive eight rafts entered in this year's race. The employees of AZZ-SMS look forward to competing in the raft race each year, and have done so the past ve races. According to Henderson, the raft race is more a competition between his employees, than it is a competition between the other rafters. Henderson and Harmon's raft, The Rubber Chicken, was made from styrofoam. The two men also used an umbrella to power their boat when the wind was blowing just right, as it was in the semi- nals. Henderson attributed his win to "luck," more than ingenuity. "We're no smarter than anyone else in the race," said Henderson. "Let's just say it was luck." Henderson and Harmon took their 500 dollar grand prize and put it "right back in to the local economy." RaftsContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZPictured are Patrick Arnold and Kenny Bowers, one of three local teams entered in the race. PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZPictured are the rafts lining up for the nal race.

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Labelle 7/6, 7am -?, 404 Belmont St., huge moving sale, something for everyone. NOW HIRING AT THE TIKI BAR FOOD RUNNER & BARBACK APPLY AT TIKI BAR 920 E. Delmonte Ave. Clewiston, FL. BETWEEN 11am. – 5pm. Drivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 OPERATORS Looking for experienced operators for an agricultural land leveling company. Please call 561-319-0778. Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 Chamber narrows search for new executive directorBY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsJuly marks the third month that Clewiston’s Chamber of Commerce has been without an executive director, after former Director Jillian Sparks resigned on March 31. The assistant director, Nina Conley, has taken on the role of executive director in the interim, until the position is nally lled. The chamber of commerce formally announced the vacancy in May. Since then, the chamber’s board of directors has been reviewing applications to nd the best candidate for the position. A total of 11 candidates have submitted applications and according to Denise Hatton, board member and rst vice president of the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, applications have come in from out of state, from the east and west coasts of Florida, and from LaBelle and Clewiston. Hatton also explained that if the chamber could offer the candidate $20,000 more per year, there would be far more applicants applying. “The position of chamber director is only $30,000 to $35,000 per year, with no bene ts. We’ve had people apply who are making $60,000 per year. If we could offer $20,0000 more per year, we could have great candidates,” said Hatton. She went on to explain that the candidates who have applied all have “strengths of their own,” and the process of elimination has been tough. Last weekend, the board interviewed the top four applicants and narrowed those down to two. The top two applicants will be interviewed again following a board meeting on Tuesday, July 2. The meeting is open to the public, however, the interviews are not. The board will then make an offer to the candidate it believes is the best t for the position. If the chosen candidate accepts the board’s offer, the chamber of commerce could once again ll the important position. Month 3 of Vacancy The Clewiston News has been reporting history since it was rst published in 1928. Some stories mark events that residents will always remember, projects that never came to fruition, smaller ideas that became incredible ones, and followed the lives of its residents from birth to death. Stories are reprinted as they appeared originally, and without edit. Friday, July 4, 1941 It’s a Long Haul The advertisement on the back page of the Clewiston News each week carries a pertinent truth in regard to the Everglades sugar industry. This week it sets forth a very acute problem the nation will soon be facing, -in fact is already facing, though the average citizen hasn’t begun to suffer from it yet. We have not yet been rationed as to our consumption of sugar, but that necessity is looming in the not too distant future. If rationing isn’t done by federal restriction, it will be done by housewives who will nd sugar prices soaring beyond the reach of their budget. And this in the face of a constant clamoring of the Everglades and other mainland sugar producing areas for a lifting of the quota! At present the United States imports 70 percent of our sugar from offshore areas. The nearest of these is Cuba, the others Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the Philippines, -a long haul by sea, anyway you take it. It is entirely contradictory for one department of the government to warn of a fuel shortage, and of the urgent need of all shipping facilities for use in the national emergency, and for another department of the government to prevent the production of sugar, forcing millions of tons of shipping from off-shore areas, -or forcing us to do without sugar. As the emergency continues, the problem will become more acute. We are prohibited from producing sugar in order that off-shore areas may produce it, but we have not the ships to spare to haul sugar when ships and fuel are badly needed to haul vital defense materials. We will do without sugar. The off-shore areas will produce more sugar than they can eat. But we cannot haul it over here, because we must haul defense materials. Archives: Will Sugar be Rationed to American Consumers? A 55-year-old St. Johns County man is alive, thanks to the efforts of many people, after rescuers found him early Monday mired deep in a swampy area of Flagler County. Efforts to nd Guss Baker began June 20 by Flagler County Sheriff’s Of ce deputies, its FireFlight helicopter and members of its volunteer posse. Just after midnight on Monday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Of cers Rich Wilcox and Lee Lawshe were three hours into searching for Baker at the Turkey Island Hunt Club. Searchers had been on the property over the weekend but had not been able to locate the man. A member of the hunt club had called Lawshe late Sunday with some new information and Lawshe rallied FWC Of cers and Flagler County deputies around 9 p.m. to try again. The physical aspects of the search were not easy; the swampy area was thick with impenetrable vines, bushes and trees, and it was pitch black despite the full moon. As they maneuvered their way through the thick swamp undergrowth, the of cers kept yelling the man’s name over and over again. “GUSS! GUSS! Are you there? GUSS, we have food and water and want to help you!” Finally, Wilcox heard a faint response, “Yes.” Try as they might, the of cers could not get to Baker. Baker’s responses became faint and slowly diminished. Lawshe got on his radio and coordinated help with other FWC of cers and Flagler, Volusia and Seminole County sheriff’s of ces. Flagler responded with deputies, Volusia put a helicopter in the air. Wilcox remained in the woods to continue talking with Baker while Lawshe left the dark, swampy woods to coordinate FWC of cers, Flagler deputies and aerial support. The Air 1 helicopter from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Of ce responded and located Baker, using forward looking infrared (FLIR) thermal equipment to direct Lawshe, FWC Of cer Dustin Bonds and Flagler County Deputy Jennifer Prevatt to him. When they found Baker he was perched, shivering, on a stump in ankle-to-kneedeep water and it was clear to Lawshe that Baker would have to be hoisted out by helicopter because of his physical condition and the dense swamp. The rescuers used jackets and their bulletproof vests to try to warm Baker while Of cers Wilcox and Ryan Campbell carried in water and blankets as they waited for the Seminole County Sheriff’s helicopter Alert 1 to arrive with its rescue hoist. Upon arrival, a rescuer was lowered from Alert 1 to Baker and the of cers. Baker was then hoisted from the swamp to the helicopter and own to nearby Flagler County paramedics who transported him by ambulance to Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast. Information received by the FWC indicates Baker is still recovering in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. “I’m sure it has been a harrowing few days for Mr. Baker,” said Lawshe. “Everyone involved in his rescue used their skills and training, and worked closely together to nd him and bring him out safely. I am relieved we found him alive; I only wish we could have found him sooner.” Man Lost Deep in Swamp Rescued Days Later COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO

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Pump Operations & Stormwater ManagerIndian Trail Improvement District seeks a Pump Operations & Stormwater Manager. Responsibilities include managing day-today drainage systems, pump station maintenance & operations, aquatic weed control, & telemetry. Must have extensive relevant experience including Level I & II Stormwater Operator Certi cations, and be able to work a exible schedule. Application available www.indiantrail.com. Email or fax resume, application, & salary requirements to HR@indiantrail.com or Fax: (561) 793-3716. Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com 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. I buy pre-1920 Florida origin handwritten material letters, documents, business records, etc. Will make offers. Joe Rubin ne, P. O. Box 1000, Cocoa, FL 32923. (321)455-1666 Joerubin ne@ mindspring.com Dell Desktop Towers Just $30 each. Very Fast! See at Star Food Store by KFC or call Tony 863-517-2782. MOORE HAVEN 2 br. / 1 ba. apts. $550 month. $300 Security Deposit. 786-340-5042 or 856-982-9636. CLEWISTON Condo, furnished, 2BR, 2BA, corner unit w/open view, kitchen, porch tiled & screened. Excellent condition. Parking space, community pool. Great location, adjacent to Lake (352)256-9325 Clewiston Vass and Son Condo for rent, long term or short, 2bd/2ba, call 765-969-2855 for more information. TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. $550/mo. Call Roberto @ 305-951-7666 CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. MonturaLarge DW MH 4Bd\2Ba, chain length fence around entire property, shed and double pole barn, $800\mo. Call: 863-983-2841 after 6pm 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 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE of RANKING COMMITEE MEETING Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the responses to Bid # 2013-23, Mowing in Hendry County. It will be held on July 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., in Administration Conference Room #1, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 447147 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Ray Clinard, Chairman 446862 CN/CB 7/4/2013 *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1M34 Pavement markings on State Road 93 (I-75) and interchange ramps from south of Tucker’s Grade northerly approximately 3.451 miles, to south of North Jones Loop Road in Charlotte County Budget Amount: $149,330.77. E1N00 Pavement-core-back lling, and maintenance of traf c for pavement coring at various locations in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $141,400.00 E1N02-R0 Cleaning, Desilting, Pipe Lining and Repair with Video Inspection. Charlotte, Lee, Glades & Hendry Budget Estimate: $130,045.00 446328 CN 6/27;7/4/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a workshop Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Clewiston City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 447154 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: David Robinson: Stereo, pots and pans ,fryer. 446809 SUN 7/4,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000055 CITIBANK NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE4 TRUST, Plaintiff vs. JILLIAN SANTIESTEBAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 11, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000055 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Citibank NA, as trustee for WAMU Series 2007-HE4 Trust, is the Plaintiff and Jillian Santiesteban, Luis Santiesteban, Source Mortgage, Inc., are defendants, l will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida on the 11th day of July, 2013, at 11:00AM, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 7, OF RIVERVIEW, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 128, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2155 RIVERSIDE DR., MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any ether than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 12th day of June, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 09-16198 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL. 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-4771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 445838 CN 6/27;7/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-213-CA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Petitioner VS. RICHARD J. MARQUITH A/K/A RICHARD MARQUITH; PATSY A. MARQUITH A/K/A PATSY MARQUITH Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09-213-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is Plaintiff and RICHARD J. MARQUITH A/K/A RICHARD MARQUITH; PATSY A. MARQUITH A/K/A PATSY MARQUITH; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OP CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO, COURT SE, AT 25 E. HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 33935, at 11:00 A,M., on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 57,TANGLEWOOD OAKS UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21 day of June, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in Order to participate in this proceeding, you arc entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions 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 lithe time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711, Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.corn FILE NO.: 10-10913 BOA 446595 CN 6/27;7/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER: 13-6-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM D. SIMMS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM D. SIMMS, deceased, whose date of death was August 23, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 13-6-CP, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: July 4 2013. Personal Representative: MARY MOORE Attorney for Personal Representative: GERALD SILVERMAN, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 074011 25 West Flagler Street #900 Miami, FL 33130 Tel. No. (305) 358-5690 Fax No. (305) 358-1126 Bar Form No. P3.0740 446851 CN 7/4,11/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a Bull from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the Bull. 446729 GCD 6/27 & 7/04/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 447019 CB/CN 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HARLEM PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Harlem Community Public Library Advisory Board will hold a meeting July 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Harlem Library, 1010J Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Harlem Community Public Library Advisory Board 447196 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that I, Gretchen Kokomoor conducting a cattle business at 25400 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida, under the cititous name of Sabal Ridge Brangus and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose name and places of residence are as follows: Gretchen Kokomoor 25400 County Road 833 Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Sabal Ridge Brangus is as follows: Gretchen Kokomoor 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Sabal Ridge Brangus under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Gretchen Kokomoor DATE: July 1, 2013 25400 County Road 833 Clewiston, FL 33440 447209 CN 7/4/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Collectibles Computer/ Supplies Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have y ou looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 3041 2010 1144334-07000000060 Victor L Perez Lot 6, MIDSTATE SUBDIVISION, a subdivision in a portion of unsurveyed Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 132 and 133, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446366 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 615 2010 1174329-07000000020 Agustin Atunez + Eusebia M Sanchez + Humberto Mendoza Lots 82, 83 and 84, SOUTH LABELLE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 49, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 1st day of August, 2013 Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446362 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 1823 2008 1224432-01000810030 Celia Rubin + Ruth Czukerburg + Dalilah Czukerburg + Vivian Goldikener Lot 3, Block 81, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446367 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 3176 2008 2054329-A0000360200 Ruth W Stevens TR Begin at the Southwest corner of Government Lot 5; thence N 00 degrees 31’ 15” W, 1215.41 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; continue 31.71 feet; thence N 56 degrees 56’ 49” W, 42.48 feet; thence S 33 degrees 03’ 11’ W, 23.32 feet; thence S 43 degrees 30’ 32” W, 16.19 feet; thence N 46 degrees 29’ 29” W, 44.01 feet; thence S 44 degrees 14’ 42” W, 44.55 feet; thence S 79 degrees 51’ 08” E, 124.72 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446378 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 1862 2008 1224432-A0000710000 Juan Perez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5295, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 44639 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 2595 2010 1364432-01000000120 Manuel A Marrero Lot 12, THE WOODLAND II SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 12, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446364 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads h Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013 ARREST REPORTArrested on 6/25/13, Deputy Kirk For Possession of cocaine D ca Joshua Watson, 25Arrested on 6/26/13, by Deputy Lee For Aggravated battery on pregnant victim D o n Kevin Forde, 37Arrested on 6/26/13, by Deputy Kirk For Possession of Marijuana with intent to sell; possession of marijuana over 20 grams D ju po ov Jamal Felton, 22Arrested on 6/26/13, by Deputy Bolt For Driving with suspended license, habitual offender D pe of Dafney Myers, 38Arrested on 6/28/13, by Deputy Hainley For Driving with suspended license, habitual offender D pe of Gregory Carter, 44Arrested on 6/30/13, by Deputy Shepherd For Aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill D w ou Demetrae Pearson, 31 This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Arrested on 6/28/13, by Of cer Arnold For Possession of cocaine; possession of marijuana with intent to sell; possession of morphine with intent to sell; possession of ecstasy/MDMA; possession of crystal meth with intent to sell; traf cking a controlled substance si o c r Colbert Skinner, 21 BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News"We got to catch a lot of sh and we got to drive our own little Jon Boat!" remarked Julia Bristoll, 10, of Clewiston, one of nine children who participated in the Clewiston Recreation Department's Beginner's Fish Camp. The sh camp ran from June 24 to 28 and was open to children ages eight to 15. The camp followed a curriculum devised by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which taught the kids not only how to sh but how to sh safely, keeping the fragile Florida ecology in mind. The kids participated in different activities each day of the camp. On the rst and second day of camp, the kids learned about the different kinds of tackle available, how to cast correctly, and about the different components of their new rods and reels, which they received from the recreation department. They also set up their new tackle boxes, also provided by the Recreation Department, and learned about trolling motors and boat batteries. On Wednesday, a member of FWC came to the camp and gave the kids a lesson in boating skills and safety, the ecology of Lake Okeechobee and the laws of shing in Florida. After lunch, the kids had the opportunity to take the boats out on the water and sh. Thursday saw the kids shing in the morning and throughout the afternoon, which afforded them a lesson in biology when they dissected some cat sh, bluegill and bass when they were done shing. On the last day of camp, the kids took a eld trip to McDaniel Ranch in Clewiston, where they shed in the private ponds. After lunch at Billie Swamp Safari, the kids graduated from Beginner's Fish Camp and received a letter of appreciation for their participation, a T-shirt, tackle and a gift certi cate for Beef O'Brady's. Lance Ramer, director of the Clewiston Recreation Department, commented on the importance and purpose of the camp. "Every afternoon they would get new tackle -and they received two of everything. We intended for the kids to share the equipment they got with a family member or a friend, so they could go shing with a buddy," said Ramer. Ramer explained that less than 60 percent of the population of Clewiston has ever been on Lake Okeechobee, and he and other camp directors wanted the kids to get their friends and family to enjoy what is right in their backyard. "[The camp] gave them something that can last a lifetime and our objective was for the kids to share those resources and take someone else out with them," said Ramer. Ramer also explained that the intention of the camp was to promote stewardship on the Lake. The kids were taught to pick up their trash when they were done shing and even to pick up trash that others left behind. While the kids may not be so focused on the lessons they learned in ecology and biology, they certainly had a blast at sh camp. When asked their favorite part of sh camp, the unanimous decision seemed to be "catching sh"! "My favorite part was boating and catching sh and learning a lot of new stuff," said Maya Paige, 11, of Clewiston. Maya wanted to join the sh camp on her own, but she was also sponsored during her time at the camp. Peter Bristoll, 14, of Clewiston, said his favorite part was "getting to go out and drive boats," while Bariel Gil, 11, of Clewiston, enjoyed "the shing" the most. Gabriel Rangel, 8, of Clewiston, enjoys shing "every day," which is why he wanted to join sh camp in the rst place. "My favorite part was going on the boat and shing," said Gabriel. The biggest sh he caught during the week was a bass. Promoting Stewardship, One Kid at a TimeClewiston Rec Dept. hosts beginner’s sh camp for kids; ecology and sharing resources main goal SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured are the children who participated in the Beginner’s Fish Camp, with an FWC of cer. Mounted Patrol’s Presents at the Clewiston LibrarySergeant Marilyn Hollingsworth and Deputy Bonnie Weaver visited the Clewiston Library recently to share information about the Hendry County Mounted Patrol with summer students from Camp Crayon. Sgt. Hollingsworth and her horse, Peppy, gave demonstrations, answered questions about training a horse for patrol duty, and discussed the advantages of an of cer on horseback. Deputy Weaver helped the youngsters learn more about horses and their care and feeding requirements. The Library wishes to thank the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce for this visit, and for helping young people understand that law enforcement of cers are there to protect them.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2326 2008 1364432-A0001470000 Carlos A Alvarez The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4014, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446374 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC the holder 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 1049 2010 1044430-01000050020 Santos M & Irene Perez The East 1/3 of Tract 3, Block 5, GERBER GROVES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 14-22, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. The West 2/3 of Tract 2, Block 5, GERBER GROVES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 14-22, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446356 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 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 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, AGENTS/BROKERS, SELF-INSURANCE FUNDS AND DIRECT WRITING INSURERS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT RFP NUMBER: 2013-20 OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking rms interested in providing property & casualty insurance for the Hendry County Board of County 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 staff for recommendation. 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 July 25, 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 Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by email at jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or by calling 863-675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County 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 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 RFP, 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 446661 CN/CB 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF PERMIT BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONNotice is hereby given that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has received Environmental Resource permit number 26-317398-001 from Brent Setchell, P.E. whose address is FDOT District 1, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831-1249. Permit Issuance Date: June 11, 2013. Project Activity: Widen the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with the addition of a ve foot-wide sidewalk berm. The project will also consist of a surface water management system to serve 100.63 acres of the entire project site. The surface water management system consists of dry retention and wet detention ponds, swales, culverts and pipes to treat and discharge stormwater runoff to nearby canals and wetlands. The project will occur within the landward extent of wetlands, Class III Waters, in Hendry County. Project Name: SR 80 from Dalton Lane to Indian Hills Drive. Project Size: 153.22 acres. Location: Labelle and Clewiston, Sections 1 and 2, Township 43S, Range 30E, Sections 4, 5, 6 and 9, Township 43S, Range 31E, Sections 34, 35 and 36, Township 42S, Range 30E, and Sections 31, 32 and 33, Township 42S, Range 31E, in Hendry County, at Latitude 26 46’7”W/Longitude 81 18’ 22”N. Outstanding Florida Water: No. Aquatic Preserve: No. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at the South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549.NOTICE OF RIGHTSInterested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 21 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be noti ed of agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Of ce of General Council, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. The Department does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at (239) 344-5600. 447121 CB/CGS 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder 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 1016 2010 1344529-A0000020400 Faustino Hernandez-Antonio A parcel of land in the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows; Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of said Section 34 and run N 89 degrees 36’20” E, along the North line of said Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, a distance of 834.45 feet; thence S 00 degrees 23’40” E, a distance of 60.00 feet to the South right-of-way line County Road No. S-830-A and the Point-of-Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence S 00 degrees 00’19” W, a distance of 291.74 feet; thence N 86 degrees 03’32” E, a distance of 139.47 feet; thence N 89 degrees 36’20” E, parallel to the South right-of-way line of said County Road No. S-830-A, a distance of 166.48 feet; thence N 00 degrees 00’19” E, a distance of 283.11 feet to the South right-of-way line of said County Road No. S-830-A; thence S 89 degrees 36’20” W, a distance of 305.62 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446362 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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.: 26-2012-CA-000055 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. MAURO, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pirsuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Order dated June 24th, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 26-2012CA-000055, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Floridam wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. MAURO, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER. LESS THE SOUTH 25.00 FEET, RESERVED FOR PERPETUAL ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PURPOSES, SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE EAST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/ EGRESS OVER THE WESTERLY 15 FEET THEREOF AND OVER THE WESTERLY 30 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS/ EGRESS OVER THE EASTERLY 15 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, LESS THE SOUTH 25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST ONE-HALF OF TRACT 102, LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH 2002 NOBI MOBILE HOME ID # 60E41H16, TITLE # 87255243 AND ID # N810315B, TITLE # 87255177. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main Street, 2nd oor hallway, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of August 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale DATED: May 10, 2013“In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863)675-5217, TDD 1-800-955 8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezwen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogram sa a dwe, nan yun tan rezonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimero 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle. FL 33935-1760, telfon nam se (863)675-5217, oubyen TDD 1-800955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans tin temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter l’of ce administrative de la Court situe au 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863)675-5217 TDD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service. De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas cn necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte 25 EAST HICKPOOCHEE AVENUE, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Telefono (863)675-5217, TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”.BY: /S/ J. Bevis Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 443838 CN 5/30;6/6/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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. 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013

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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe end of April is cause for celebration for many seasonal employees at U.S. Sugar Corporation, whose vacation begins when cane season ends. But the dormant mill means the beginning of a long summer for year-long employees and many contractors who come to Clewiston to repair parts of the sleeping mill. AZZ-SMS, a largescale mechanical contractor, is one of them. AZZ-SMS focuses on boiler construction, overhaul and repairs in the Gulf Coast and East Coast states, as well as internationally. For ve years, AZZ-SMS has been called to Clewiston to repair U.S. Sugar's ve boilers -the mill's main source of power -which are shut down during the summer months for maintenance. Repairing these boilers requires special skills which many local residents do not possess; for this reason, U.S. Sugar hires contractors who carry the skills necessary to complete the work. AZZ-SMS has over 100 men and women onsite maintaining the boilers, only a few of which are from the Clewiston area. Although the vast majority of AZZ-SMS's workers are not local, Corey Aurand, project manager for AZZ-SMS, explained that his company is not taking jobs away from local workers. Because the work that AZZ-SMS does on U.S. Sugar's boilers is so speci c, many local workers cannot be hired for the job. Aurand even added that if there are local workers who possess these skills, "send AZZSMS your resume!" Despite the lack of local workers, AZZ-SMS nds other ways to contribute to the local economy. As regards their work at U.S. Sugar, AZZSMS endeavors to use as many products from local businesses as possible, including their fuel, steel, welding gases and lumber. "Everything we can get locally, we do, even if it's not always the most cost effective," said Steve Henderson, site superintendent for AZZSMS. Henderson noted that buying locally means AZZ-SMS gets the materials it needs much faster than if they were imported from other states, giving AZZ-SMS an advantage over its competitors. AZZ-SMS not only buys locally, the workers stay locally, as well. The men and women who work for AZZ-SMS stay in hotels and campgrounds in Clewiston; in fact, 50 percent of the AZZ-SMS crew stays at Roland and Mary Ann Martin's Marina, according to Henderson. The ability to stay so close to their job site is one of the things Henderson and Aurand like most about working in Clewiston. Henderson joked that none of his workers can use traf c as an excuse if they were to show up late to work. Staying locally means Henderson's crew dines locally, as well. His crew can be seen frequenting many of the restaurants around Clewiston. Henderson even joked that La Hacienda closed the one summer AZZ-SMS did not get a contract with U.S. Sugar. "I'm not sure that's the reason they did close," said Henderson, "but we were up there every day after work. AZZ-SMS also participates in The Great American Raft Race each year at Roland Martin's Marina. This year, eight of the 12 rafts entered in the race were made by AZZ-SMS workers. Henderson explained that his employees look forward to the raft race each year. AZZ-SMS's involvement in the Clewiston community is made easier by the community itself. Both Henderson and Aurand praised the residents of Clewiston, saying the people are extremely "pleasant" and "welcoming." "A lot of places we go to, the locals think we're taking jobs away from them, but we're not. We're not always as welcome as we want to be, but we don't get that same feeling here," said Henderson. As much as the men and women of AZZSMS like working in Clewiston, there certainly are downsides. Henderson and Aurand cited leaving their families as the hardest part about working, not only in Clewiston, but anywhere their job takes them. Henderson travels most of the year -over ten months -and has worked everywhere from southern Florida to the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Chile, Canada and parts of Europe. His six-day, 10-hour work schedule at U.S. Sugar is actually a relief from his normal seven-day, 12-hour work week. AZZSMS is scheduled to work at U.S. Sugar until October this year (they began May 1). Henderson noted "discovery work" as the culprit for the longer-than-normal time schedule. The amount of time that AZZ-SMS is originally contracted to work is almost always extended, as new tasks are "discovered" along the way. Sleeping Giants Need TLC, too 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 4, 2013