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T, A V. N R C S S N C S I T P C T G P BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe sounds of laughter echoed from the Clewiston Public Library’s main room on Thursday, July 25, as dozens of kids built Lego structures with brightly colored designs on their faces. Mustachioed boys and butter y-branded girls darted from table to table partaking in one of the library’s last programs of the summer. Diego Rodriguez, owner of a recently opened arcade in Clewiston, volunteered a number of Lego sets for the kids to enjoy while he painted their faces using his own airbrush machine and paints. Despite the smiles on the children’s faces as they skipped away Awarded for Summer ReadingLibrary hosts kids’ Summer Reading Program, face painting BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsSouth Florida’s rainy season has been especially relentless this year, causing Lake Okeechobee’s water levels to rise to alarming levels. The lake now stands at 15.78 feet as of July 30, and continues to rise, with rainfall occurring almost daily. High lake levels have serious consequences, especially during the height of hurricane season. Is it the responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers to keep an eye on water levels and to take action when the lake reaches critical levels. John Campbell, public affairs specialist for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville Division, which oversees Lake Okeechobee, explained that the Corps has been releasing water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River to the west and the St. Lucie Canal to the east. “As we’ve gotten deeper and the lake has continued to rise, we’ve increased the water we’ve been releasing and we’re now discharging at maximum capacity, which varies due to several factors,” said Campbell. Those factors include tidal in uences and how much water is already in the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Canal. “We’re attempting to push out all that we can, but the lake continues to rise because of in ows from the north, mainly, the Kissimmee River Basin, as well as Fisheating Creek.” This season’s heavy rainfall is not helping the Corps’ efforts. From January 2 to July 30, the district-wide rainfall -which includes 16 counties stretching south to north from eastern Miami-Dade to southern Orange and east to west from Broward, Palm Beach and Martin to Lee, Collier and northern Monroe -was 35.05 feet, 6.5 feet higher than average, according to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). “Our biggest concern is the Herbert Hoover Dike,” explained Campbell. The dike was built by the federal government in the 1930s, after two hurricanes caused earlier embankments to collapse, killing more than 2,500 people in 1926 and 1928. Originally, the dike consisted of 67.8 miles of levee along the south shore of the lake and 15.7 miles along the north Lake ‘O’ Reaches Critical LevelsCorps maximizes ows from lake, while SFWMD closes locks at night BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsBrightly colored poinciana trees and serene, moonlit rivers lined the Clewiston Public Library’s main room on Monday, July 29, as Florida Highwayman artist Al Black presented his sought-after paintings in a small art exhibit. The line of paintings represented more than just Florida’s beautiful landscapes, they represented Black’s journey from roadside art seller to Hall Lifelong Journeyman, Artist, HighwaymanFlorida Highwayman shares paintings at library art exhibit SEE LAKE  9 SEE READING  11 SEE ART  11 Jessie Blanco PHOTO/ JOSE ZARAGOZAPictured above is Highwayman artist Al Black with several of his paintings. Black held a small art exhibit at the Clewiston Library on July 29. Dhruvill Gadani

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 IMPORTANT NOTICEIf you or your loved one is or was a resident atPALM TERRACE OF CLEWISTONThis facility has been cited for multiple deficiencies including:FAILURE to ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.[2/11/2011] FAILURE to ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.[3/01/2013, 8/11/2010]FAILURE to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.[12/07/2012]FAILURE to assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.[12/07/2012]FAILURE to ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.[12/07/2012]FAILURE to give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasalpharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible.[3/01/2013]FAILURE to allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.[12/07/2012]FAILURE to provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.[12/07/2012]FAILURE to maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.[12/07/2012]FAILURE to provide housekeeping and maintenance services.[12/07/2012, 2/03/2012] FAILURE to keep all essential equipment working safely.[12/07/2012] THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT If you or someone you love is or has been in the past a resident of Palm Terrace of Clewiston, call the law firm of Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. for a free consultation.800.255.5070www.wilkesmchugh.comPOOR CARE CAN LEAD TO BEDSORES, BROKEN BONES...EVEN DEATH. Deficiencies were obtained from past federal inspection results available on Medicare.gov.FAILURE to make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area.[12/07/2012]FAILURE to post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.[3/01/2013] FAILURE to make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident.[3/01/2013]FAILURE to choose a doctor to serve as the medical director to create resident care policies and coordinate medical care in the facility.[3/01/2013]FAILURE to set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.[3/01/2013]FAILURE to use a registered nurse at least 8 hours a day, 7 days a week.[12/12/2011] FAILURE to immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.[6/08/2011]FAILURE to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.[2/03/2012] FAILURE to ensure that each resident's entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.[2/03/2012]FAILURE to at least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.[2/03/2012]FAILURE to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.[8/29/2011]FAILURE to provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident.[2/11/2011] 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 1, 2013

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On County MowingBeth Mutchler Sample: Well I think they should keep up the cemeteries. And as far as mowing ditches, how about keeping up with the drainage issues. Some of us have been under water for months due to lack of drainage and we have been paying into a drainage MSBU for years. Matthew Waddell: All the county tax dollars stay in LaBelle anyway. Private companies can do it better cheaper and more frequently. Billy Klay: Why do we know about these meetings when they’re over? It’s my tax money. Don’t I have a saying in these matters? Stephanie Sherrell-Vinson: Amazing how they are just noticing the mowing issue ... it’s been going on for years ... Maybe they should look into hiring more people to get the job done. Offer more jobs in the county and also keep the county looking nice. Hopefully, they can start to maintain them more often. Most people are mowing the ditches out by the road because if not, when they mow their yards, the part the city is supposed to take care of is knee-high. Cemeteries should be kept up more often. They will mow around the sign that says Clewiston and then leave the rest high grass. Its tacky. Even though we are outside of the city limits right now, if you ride down our road or around the block nearby, the grass is kept up on the sides of the road and in ditches, my father mows them. Lots of people on this road handle it even though the county is suppose to. Richard Cuevas: Translated, someone’s family related to the city has a lawn mowing company so let’s give them a contract. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know your thoughts by emailing us at cndesk@ newszap.com. You can also send us a letter at 820 W. Sugarland Hwy., Suite 5, Clewiston, FL 33440. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 1, 2013 COMMUNITY OPINIONSEditor’s Note: The following quotes are a sampling of the most popular discussion comments on The Clewiston News’ Facebook page. ISSUE: BOCC Makes Mowing an Issue “The county was hiring and it was either this or handle the Airglades project.”

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 1, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonThe White-eyed Vireo’s breeding range extends from Nebraska to Massachusetts, south into Eastern Mexico and throughout Florida. The Florida resident population usually nests in May or June, however, up to two broods may be raised from late February to mid-August. Its wintering ground extends from the Southern Gulf Coast region to Central America, from coastal North Carolina to th ,lm./e Bahamas, and from Bermuda south to the Caribbean. Peak migration in Florida is normally in March and April and during September and October. This small songbird has olive-green upper parts, yellow sides, a white throat and two white wingbars. It has white eyes with yellow spectacles. Immature birds have plumage similar to the adult birds, but they have brown eyes. Both the male and the female White-eyed Vireo sing their primary song on the wintering grounds. They are known for their explosive song made of short, rapid and harsh notes, with sharp chips at the beginning and the end. White-eyed Vireo are usually found in habitats that contain scrubs in overgrown pastures, old elds, wood margins, cypress swamps and mangroves. They usually avoid urban areas, but may be found in wooded parks or undeveloped wooded areas. These birds bathe by rubbing against the wet foliage. White-eyed Vireo will make short hops or ights and pause to look for insects by tilting their heads and peering. They pick, hover and reach, lunge, hang and leap as they glean for insects, spiders and small lizards. In the fall and winter, they supplement their diet with seeds and berries. The White-eyed Vireo’s open cupped nest is usually located in a dense thicket, suspended from a small branch located in the fork of a tree about one to eight feet above the ground. This nest, made up of leaves, bark, plant ber or bits of paper, is held together with insect silk and spider webbing. The outside is decorated with lichens, moss or leaves and is lined with ne grass, small roots or hair. The female lays a clutch of three to ve white eggs with sparse brown or black spotting. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs for 12 to 15 days. The young, born helpless and naked, edge at about 14 days old. White-eyed Vireo are being heard and seen throughout inland Florida. Go to online websites or use apps to listen to the calls of this common breeding bird. For information about the free trips to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) on August 17 or September 21, go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or call 863-674-0695. Reservations are required for these escorted driving trips. Inland Birding Fun: White-eyed Vireo Put Yourself in Good HandsBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchA basketball in my hands is worth about $10 with the Walmart special. A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands is worth over $33 million. A football in my hands is worth an afternoon of fun. A football in the hands of Peyton Manning is worth $15 million a season. A golf club in my hands is almost useless. But in the hands of Tiger Woods, it’s worth multiple major golf championships. A piano in my hands will pluck out a simple and crude “Yankee Doodle,” but in the hands of an accomplished musician, it can produce a concerto. In all of these things, the worth and value of the object depends mostly on whose hands it is in. The most ordinary object can become great in the hands of a master. Likewise, the most ordinary person can also become great when they place themselves in the hands of a master. As Christians, we are blessed to have the Master of masters wanting to make masterpieces out of each one of us, regardless of who we are or what we’ve done. The Bible is full of stories of how God did extraordinary things through ordinary people who placed themselves in His hands. In the hands of the Master, they became masterpieces. A rod in Moses’ hand parts a sea that had been an obstacle. A sling shot in the hands of David becomes a mighty weapon that slays a Goliath of a problem. A boys’ simple lunch of two sardines and ve small barley rolls, when blessed by the hands of Jesus, becomes a feast that feeds a multitude. The stories continue, but they are more than just accounts of what God did then, they are testimonies of what God is still doing today. The reality is that amazing things still happen when ordinary men and women place themselves in the hands of God. What seems improbable or impossible becomes a reality. Things are accomplished that seemingly could not have been accomplished: seas of obstacles are parted, Goliath problems are done away with, and the little becomes much – all because of the Master’s touch. These things can happen in our lives when we place our hopes, our dreams, our families and our relationships in God’s hands, and we see what kind of a masterpiece He creates for us. Great things also happen when we are able to place our concerns, our worries and our fears in the Master’s hands and let Him handle those, as well. If we are able to do these things, then we will nd that we not only will be in good hands, but we will be in God’s hands. We will come to know His peace that passes understanding and we will experience His blessings in ways that we have never experienced them before. Religion Column PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured above is the Whiteeyed Vireo.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Best Vision Exam is the answer to your eye health and your wallet. Call us today for details on back to school specials Tener una conexin a Internet no es slo conveniente. Es una necesidad. El servicio de Internet en casa es importante para estudiar, trabajar y estar conectado. Y ahora est a tu alcance con Internet Basics de CenturyLink. Las familias de bajos ingresos que cali quen y que residan en un rea de servicio de CenturyLink deben llamar al 1.800.257.3212 o visitar www.centurylink.com/internetbasics para saber si cali can y obtener ms informacin sobre el programa de descuento Internet Basics de CenturyLink. El programa tambin ofrece una computadora a precio accesible y entrenamiento bsico gratis en Internet. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 1, 2013 B est Vision Exam NATURE TEACHES MORE THAN SHE PREACHES. THERE ARE NO SERMONS IN STONES. IT IS EASIER TO GET A SPARK OUT OF A STONE THAN A MORAL. -BURROUGHS Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.59/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 17.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 15.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 14.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “After an impressive run that saw the national average begin to approach its springtime high, it appears prices have plateaued -at least for now,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Oil prices appear to be taking a breather, but with the peak of hurricane season approaching, a continued upward trajectory in gasoline prices is certainly possible, should we see a major storm take aim for the Gulf. Crude inventories have also declined four consecutive weeks, and large decreases in crude inventories in the near future may be cause for rising oil prices as well,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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For the 18th consecutive year, water owing from farmlands in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) achieved phosphorus reductions that exceeded those required by law. Implementation of improved farming techniques, known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), produced a 41-percent phosphorus reduction in the 470,000-acre EAA farming region south of Lake Okeechobee for the Water Year 2013. Just west of the EAA, the 170,000-acre C-139 Basin also met its goal of reducing phosphorus discharges to historical levels. "Reducing phosphorus through the technology of Best Management Practices consistently proves to be an effective strategy for improving Everglades water quality," said Daniel O'Keefe, chairman of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board. "These BMPs, working in concert with existing treatment wetlands and the state's Restoration Strategies initiative, are moving us toward the goal of achieving water quality standards for the River of Grass." The most commonly used BMPs are more precise fertilizer application methods, re ned stormwater management practices and erosion controls to reduce the amount of phosphorus transported in stormwater runoff to the Everglades and connected water bodies. Monitoring Documents Nutrient Reductions The BMP program continues to perform extremely well. Farmers in the EAA achieved phosphorus reductions well beyond their target despite challenges, including the impact of heavy rainfall in the region from Tropical Storm Isaac. To meet the requirements of Florida's Everglades Forever Act, the amount of phosphorus leaving the EAA must be 25 percent less than the amount before phosphorus reduction efforts started. The overall average annual reduction from the implementation of BMPs over the program's 18-year history is 55 percent, more than twice the amount required by law. A sciencebased model is used to compute the reductions and make adjustments to account for the in uences of rainfall. When measured in actual mass, 109 metric tons of phosphorus were prevented from leaving the EAA and entering the regional canal system, which sends water into the Everglades, during the Water Year 2013 monitoring period. Over the past 18 years, the BMP program has prevented 2,673 metric tons of phosphorus from leaving the EAA. In the C-139 Basin, a BMP program has been in place for the past 10 years. In November 2010, the program requirements were enhanced to better control nutrient runoff. For the Water Year 2013 monitoring period, the target load was 22 metric tons. Data show the actual mass of phosphorus discharged from the basin during that time was 10 metric tons, less than half the target load. Stormwater Treatment Areas Provide Additional Improvements Water leaving the EAA and C-139 Basin receives additional treatment in one of several Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) before entering the Everglades. These constructed wetlands are lled with native vegetation and use "green" technology to further reduce phosphorus levels. Since 1994, the network of ve STAs south of Lake Okeechobee currently with 57,000 acres of effective treatment area have treated 13.4 million acre-feet of water and retained more than 1,707 metric tons of phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades. Last year, the STAs treated approximately 1.16 million acre-feet of water, retaining 84 percent of phosphorus from water owing through the treatment cells. Through the end of April 2013, more than 4,390 metric tons of phosphorus have been prevented from entering the Everglades through treatment wetlands and the BMP program combined. Overall, Florida has invested more than $1.8 billion to improve Everglades water quality since 1994. Water Quality Improvement Projects Last year, the District completed several water quality improvement projects to further enhance its water-cleaning efforts. Construction was completed on STA-2 to nearly double its size in western Palm Beach County to 15,500 acres. Known as Compartment B, the 6,817-acre expansion will help the STA achieve optimal performance. A 4,656-acre expansion of treatment wetlands in southeast Hendry County, known as Compartment C, was completed. Compartment C will further improve water quality owing into the Everglades. This $47.5 million investment connects two existing Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA-5 and STA-6) in the EAA and more than doubles water treatment capability at the site. In addition, work has begun under an agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to expand water quality treatment infrastructure that will lead to achievement of the ambient water quality standard for the Everglades. Key features include design and construction of 110,000 acre-feet of additional storage adjacent to existing Everglades STAs and better controlling water ow into the treatment wetlands, thereby improving their performance. These storage areas, known as Flow Equalization Basins (FEBs), will be designed to assist all ve Everglades STAs. Design and construction of the Stormwater Treatment Area 1-West expansion, increasing by 50 percent the treatment capacity of water quality facilities currently discharging into the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Additional sub-regional source controls in areas of the eastern EAA, where phosphorus levels in runoff have been historically higher, build on the District's existing BMP Regulatory Program. 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.RABIES $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. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 1, 2013 Phosphorus Reductions Continue to Improve Everglades Water QualityImproved farming techniques help achieve phosphorus reduction goalsMarion France Stafford, 62 MOORE HAVEN Marion France Stafford passed away July 26, 2013 in Moore Haven. He was born Aug. 14, 1950 in Sebring, Fla., to the late Buford and the late Leona (Cassels) Stafford. Mr. Stafford married Elthea Hensley. He served in the United States Army. He worked as a law enforcement of cer for many years. Survivors include his loving wife, Elthea Stafford; one son, Bryan (Chantell) Stafford; two daughters, Jennifer (Tony) Bevis and Jessica Stafford; one sister, Annette (Tommy) Braswell; grandsons, Wyatt and Mason Stafford; two nieces; ve great nieces; and one great nephew. Graveside services were held Wed., July 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven with Rev. Tommy Bevis of ciating. Interment was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. In lieu of owers, family suggest donations to Hope Hospice. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. "Reducing phosphorus through the technology of Best Management Practices consistently proves to be an effective strategy for improving Everglades w ater quality."— Daniel O’Keefe

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 1, 2013 Tiger Pride Wrestling Club completes its season with nal tournamentThe Tiger Pride Wrestling Club was in action last Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale, competing in the Calvary Christian wrestling tournament. Making the season’s nal trip were ten wrestlers, six of whom earned medals. The club crowned three gold medal winners on Saturday, the most in a single tournament this season. Bryce Barnes, Hunter Barnes and Javian Ortez each won ve matches on the day and claimed gold. It was the second gold medal performance for all three wrestler this season. “All three guys were outstanding on Saturday, each wrestling very tough and recording victories against quality opponents,” commented the coaches. First year wrestlers Blake and Frankie Barnes each won four matches on the day, taking home the silver medal. This marked Frankie’s second silver medal performance of the year, and it was Blake’s highest nish of the season, beating his prior two bronze medal nishes. Joseph Claro Jr. won three matches on the day, earning the bronze medal. “Joseph has improved every week, he wrestled some very tough opponents on Saturday to earn his medal. We are very excited about his progression as a young wrestler,” said the coaches. Other tiger pride competitors were Dallas Vallejo, Arelys Valles, Matthew Vary and Matthew Johnson. The tiger pride wrestling club would like to thank everyone who, at one point or another, contributed to the club in any way. The club grew from eight wrestlers to nearly 20 from last year to this year. This is a direct testament of how parent, sponsors and coaches have been getting the word out. Most importantly is the work these young wrestlers are willing to put in to build and keep wrestling alive and relevant in the Clewiston community. Tiger Pride Claims Three Golds SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above is the Tiger Pride family, including, from the bottom row left to right: Hunter Barnes, Blake Barnes, Joseph Claro Jr., Javian Ortez and Bryce Barnes; from the middle row left to right: Sandy Williams, BJ Barnes and Arelys Valles; from the top row left to right: Courtney Ervin, Matthew Johnson, Kris Smith, Matthew Vary, Gary Adkins, Renaldy Tapia, Nicole Barnes and Bo Barnes. “All three guys were outstanding on Saturday, each wrestling very tough and recording victories against quality opponents.”— Tiger Pride coaches PHOTO/ GIOVANNA MORAFLORESReading Program WinnerPictured left is Claudia Sanchez with her prize for winning second place in the Clewiston Library’s Summer Reading Program. Library Director Ava Barret mentioned that Claudia enjoys her time in the library and spends many hours there.

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shore. After a major hurricane in 1947, additional construction was necessary and in the 1960s, 143 miles of levee, as well as 19 culverts, hurricane gates and other water control structures, were built and named the Herbert Hoover Dike. The integrity of the dike, however, has been compromised. “Because of construction methods used in the 1940s and 50s, there has been erosion. As the lake rises, our concern becomes the stability of the dike,” explained Campbell. When the lake reaches levels in the 16 to 17 feet range, the water puts excess pressure on the already compromised dike. In 2007, an adjusted water control plan was passed and implemented in 2008. The new plan, called 2008LORS, attempts to maintain lower lake levels in order to preserve the Herbert Hoover Dike, according to SFWMD. Previous water control plans, which allowed water levels to reach into the 17 to 18 feet range before it was necessary to take action, caused erosion of the dike, including internal seepage. The current plan lowered the level at which action should be taken to 15.5 feet. The lake has now surpassed that level, and the Corps is doing everything in its power to reduce the water to a lower level. “The rising lake adds to rising concerns. We will start taking a lot of proactive action. We’ve started doing weekly inspections of the dike, especially in certain areas that were known to have problems in past. If the lake reaches a level above 16.5 feet, we will do inspections on a daily basis. That’s a proactive measure, to detect issues before they become major issues,” said Campbell. High lake levels not only affect the integrity of the dike, but pose an increased risk for residents who live nearby during hurricane season. “As a hurricane comes within striking distance, there’s so much water in the lake it’s like a small ocean, and the winds can generate a pretty powerful storm surge, which could impact residents who live along the lake’s edge,” said Campbell. “When [Tropical Storm] Isaac hit in 2012, we received heavy precipitation which amounted to a three-foot increase in a one-month time period. Last year at this time, the lake was between 12 and 12.5 feet. Isaac hit in August. By early October, the lake was 15.93 feet, where it topped out. We haven’t hit that point yet, but we’re well on our way. Clearly, we’re much earlier into the wet season. If we were to see a tropical event that causes a three-foot rise, the lake would be above 18.5 feet. That’s cause for concern. We’re doing our best to stabilize the rise in the lake ... but Mother Nature has a role in that, too.” Campbell explained that managing the lake levels is a balancing act. As water is released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Canal, coastal areas are adversely impacted. “It’s very challenging. The thing we have to balance is the impact to coastal areas when we release water from Lake Okeechobee,” said Campbell. As of July 30, in ows into the lake totaled 16,215 cubic feet per second, with out ows totaling only 9,473 cubic feet per second. Campbell explained that if rainfall continues at its current rate, the lake will continue to see in ows that exceed out ows. “The Corps’ highest priority is public safety and actions are being taken to stabilize the dike. The Corps is working on a number of projects to reduce the risk of dike failure, but they will take several years to complete. We started working on some in 2007 and there’s enough work on the dike to take us past 2020. These are longterm xes,” explained Campbell. Not only is the current level of Lake Okeechobee causing concern over the stability of the dike and the risk it poses should a hurricane hit, the levels have also caused SFWMD to close the Clewiston locks (S-310) from 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m., with a lock operator controlling the lock during daytime hours. Gary Ritter, intergovernmental and outreach representative for SFWMD, explained that when water levels reach the “trigger point” of 15.5 feet, the locks are put into “operational status,” because the high water level poses a ood control problem. “The locks are in operation from 5:30 in the morning until nine o’clock at night. Otherwise, the lock is in operation and boaters just have to ‘lock in and out’ during the daytime,” explained Ritter. Boaters who don’t make it to the Clewiston locks by 9 p.m. will have to remain on the lake until the lock reopens in the morning. Ritter is con dent in the local boaters, however, and believes they aware of the new schedule so stranded boaters should not be a problem. “Most boaters are familiar enough now with the lock schedule. We sent out enough press releases,” said Ritter, adding that several other locks on the lake close at night during the summertime in any event, including locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee. Whether it’s the new lock schedule or the threat of a failure in the dike, the rising water level of Lake Okeechobee affects all south Florida residents. “It’s a very complex issue,” said Campbell. “But the biggest reason behind our efforts is public safety.” LakeContinued From Page 1 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 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 1, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOFlorida SnowmenAli Cruz and Sean Luke Bender make Florida Snowmen out of mashed potatoes at First United Methodist Church’s Christmas in July dinner. SUBMITTED PHOTOLaurie James at Camp PioneerThe Clewiston Rotary Club sponsored special needs camper Laurie James to a week at Camp Pioneer for the mentally challenged in July. Pictured are Clewiston volunteer Sybille Dorelien with campers Laurie James and Anne Reid. “As a hurricane comes within striking distance, there’s so much water in the lake it’s like a small ocean, which could impact residents w ho live along the lake’s edge.”— John Campbell

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Tractor Driver Class A or Equipment Operator A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is looking for an experienced Tractor Driver Class A or an Experienced Equipment Operator. Applicant must have 3-5 years experience as a tractor driver or Equipment operator on a Sugar Cane Operation. Must be able to correctly operate both articulating and standard wheel tractors and their implements (i.e. Disk, Vplows, Spray and Fertilizer applicators, Mowers, Cultivators) Operating a small combination loader is a plus but not required; heavy liing may be required; must be able to perform basic mechanical skills; and must be able to correctly apply pesticides and fertilizer as instructed among other responsibilities. Applicant must posses a valid Florida Driver License. is job is for an individual who is dependable and self-motivated with a positive Attitude and willing to work in a safe yet productive atmosphere. Interested individuals should apply in person at A. Duda & Sons, lnc. Sugar Cane Operation at 22072 North US 27, Moore Haven, FL 33471. You can also send any inquiries to HRLB@ duda.com. Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500or apply online www.walpoleinc.comYARD JOCKEY/DRIVER NEEDEDWalpole has an immediate opening Requirements: • Pre-load trailers per shipping EOE/DFWPCITY OF CLEWISTON Utilities Director Salary: $55,224 83,200The City of Clewiston is currently seeking quali ed candidates for Utility Director. This is a fulltime, highly responsible administrative, professional and technical position involved in planning, organizing, directing, leading and managing all functions of the City’s Utility Department, including electric, water, and sewer. This position reports to the City Manager. Responsibilities include coordination of functional activities to ensure quality and timeliness of independent decisions required to provide continuous service to public and safety of workers. The Director will be responsible for investigating, evaluating and determining the best application of new developments in the electric power industry and devise other means of securing maximum ef ciency of personnel and equipment. The Director should be able to anticipate and forecast power consumption and economic trends, prepare budget recommendations, and make related decisions in order to keep facilities and system operation current with economic changes. The successful candidate should have graduated from a four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a related eld or equivalent work experience; possess strong management, supervisory, organizational and employee relations skills; be computer literate and possess a valid FL Drivers License. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered for the minimum quali cations. If interested, please submit your resume to Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk, City of Clewiston, 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440 BURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT$22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Fulltime and Temporary• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com City of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Code Compliance Of cer, Part-time Accounting Specialist, Part-time, Salary Range DOQ IT Technician, Part-time Director of Parks & Recreation, Full-time Please refer to www.cityofpahokee .com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screen and background check. Drivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 Wanted Mechanic Helper Must be Bilingual, and dependable. Must have own tools and Transportation Call Melissa 386-454-5688 RAILROAD POSITIONS CLEWISTON, FLConductors and Switchman Seasonal Seven Months If you have previous Railroad experience and desire a Seasonal position from August thru March, please respond by email or apply online. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privatelyheld agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products.Jdooley@ussugar.com Ussugar.com Site Administrator for Bridges @ Belle Glade Requirements: • Bachelors degree preferred or 4 years experience in related skills • Min 2 yrs experience in related responsibilities • Flexible in work hours including some evenings and some Saturdays • Bi-lingual preferred Required skills: • Excellent computer skills, speci cally in Microsoft Of ce suite and the internet • Excellent data collection & entry skills • Ability to accurately document and maintain records and reports • Competence in facility coordination and scheduling • Ability to coordinate activities & events • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers • Ability to approach all residents & clients with an ‘Excellent Customer Service’ mindset • Ability to communicate critical information via good verbal and written skills • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks / assignments and demonstrates good judgment and creative thinking • Works cooperatively as a positive team member • Motivated, committed, reliable and accountable Please apply to this position via our website: https://gocpg.iapplicants.com /application.php EOE/DFWP NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. CHAIN LINK FENCE & GATES Heavy gauged galvanized, 6’h; 4 12’w gates w/wheels & ttings. 239-867-0276 BUNK BEDS Like new, 2 yrs old, dark wood, attached dresser/desk, Orig. cost $1800, asking $600. Call (863)233-9628 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. $525/mo. Call Roberto @ 305-951-7666 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Building Materials Furniture Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 1, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle and Clewiston 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 905 West Ventura Ave € Clewiston(Sharing of“ce space with Dr. Nelson) Orthopedic Services Only Starting June 13Call us for your next appointment at 1-877-675-5810 David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Visit our website at: www.jointteam.com Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/jointteam 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 1, 2013 from Rodriguez’s painting chair, the main event was still to come. As part of the library’s summer reading program, seven lucky kids would be announced as this summer’s top readers and the winners of one of three prizes. Fifth place winner Lindsay Sanchez, fourth place winner Kimberly Hunter and third place winner Cherica Marshall each received Visa gift cards for their commitment to reading this summer. Two second place winners were announced next, one boy and one girl. Raishad Pearson won second place for the boys and took home a new scooter. Claudia Sanchez won second place, representing the girls, and also took home a scooter. Library Director Ava Barrett was happy to announce Claudia as the second place winner because she is always in the library reading. First place and the grand prize also went to both a boy and a girl. The rst place winner for the boys was Dhruvill Gadani, who read the most out of all the children who participated in the program. Dhruvill is now the proud owner of a new bicycle -the perfect summer present. Jessie Blanco won rst place for the girls and also took home a brand new bicycle. Jessie’s rst place win was well-deserved, as she read over 85 books! Javier Gonzalez and Diana Acuna of Yo Gusto and All Juice and Beverage, along with City Commissioner Julio Rodriguez, donated money for the prizes. Gonzalez and Acuna also brought cases of Yo Gusto’s yogurt drink for everyone in the library to enjoy. “We love kids,” said Gonzalez when asked why he wanted to help the library with its program. “And we wanted to help out the community!” added Acuna. At the Hispanic Americans of Stature Awards ceremony, held at the library in May of this year, Gonzalez -whose father was honored at the ceremony -was approached by Director Barrett to provide donations for the summer reading program. Gonzalez jumped at the opportunity and donated $300 for the prizes, but the cases of free yogurt drinks were his idea. “Next year we will give even more,” promised Acuna. Though Thursday’s prize giveaway marked the end of the library’s summer programs, Director Barrett’s brain was still teeming with ideas on how to make the library even better. “We want to reach out to the community more because very few people know what we’re doing here,” said Barrett. Some of those “unknown” things include Rosetta Stone, which the library now has on all of its computers for the community to utilize. Currently, the library offers basic Spanish for Rosetta Stone, but plans on getting more languages, starting with English as a second language, according to Barrett. Another program Barrett is excited about is the Tumble Books program, which offers free e-books for children ages zero to 18. Barrett hopes to get Tumble Books into each of Hendry County’s schools. Central Elementary School in Clewiston currently uses Tumble Books. Barrett also spoke about the teen area in the library. According to Barrett, the only thing that makes it a teen area is the sign hanging on the wall that says “Teen Spot”. Barrett introduced some ideas on how to make the area more suitable for teens, including holding a drawing contest, where the winners’ drawings would be painted on the wall in the teen area. Barrett also hopes to nd -budget permitting -used furniture and decorations to spruce up the area. She also welcomes any donations. Barrett’s visions for the future are grand and her ambition is promising. “I love my job and all I want to do is help people,” said Barrett. If you would like to learn more about the library, or if you are interested in donating, please contact Ms. Barrett at 863-983-1493. ReadingContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ GIOVANNA MORAFLORESPictured are some of the children who participated in the Summer Reading Program. “We want to reach out to the community more because very few people know what we’re doing here.”— Ava Barrett of Fame inductee. Black is one of 26 original Florida Highwaymen, a group of African-American painters who sold their artwork out of the trunks of their cars along Interstate-95 and State Road A1A during the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The group disbanded in the 1980s, but a resurgence in demand for their work, and their induction into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 2004, brought several members of the group back to painting, according to the Florida Highwaymen website. In 1962, Black, now 67, began as a salesman for the original painters of the group, selling paintings to hotels, doctors of ces, and other businesses. At the time, art galleries were not interested in buying from unknown, African-American painters. For this reason, the Highwaymen were forced to sell their paintings anyway they could to anyone who would buy them. Black eventually transitioned from salesman to painter. Black explained that paintings were often damaged during transport from the artists’ house to the businesses, and it was his job to x the paintings before they were sold. In this way, Black learned how to paint and, naturally, became one of the original Highwaymen artists. Black, like all the Highwaymen artists, is a landscape artist and derives his inspiration from Florida’s beautiful ora, lakes, canals and sunsets. Black has painted everything from the royal poinciana tree and windswept palms, to sunsets over backwood marshes, the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee. The intense, vivid colors produced by Florida’s tropical environment translate into Black’s work, and is a key aspect of each of the Highwaymen’s paintings. Having painted the landscapes around Florida for so many decades, Black said he no longer needs to go to the locations in order to paint, the landscapes are so ingrained in his mind he can paint by heart. Black’s favorite location to paint is the south fork of the St. Lucie river, which boasts undisturbed, tree-laden areas of river. Black still goes to shows with many of the Highwaymen, although the artists he grew up with have since passed away. The Highwaymen’s paintings are in high demand and Black must often works on ve to six paintings at a time. “I paint all day. Sometimes, I wake up at six in the morning and don’t stop until eight at night,” said Black, who also prefers to work in complete silence. Black, along with the other 25 Highwaymen, have come a long way since their trunk-selling days. Since being inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame, galleries cannot get enough of the Highwaymen’s work, hence the increased work load for Black. Apart from art galleries, Black sells his paintings at shows and online. Each year, Black donates one of his larger paintings to the Hendry Regional Foundation for auction and holds an exhibit at the Clewiston Library. Black currently resides in Fort Pierce and welcomes anyone interested in buying a painting to contact him at 772-940-6966. ArtContinued From Page 1

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M. Haven Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR/1 BA Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3BR/2 BA Block house. Tile oors on double lot. $850 mo. Lrg. 1BR/1BA mobile home, $400 mo. 2BR/2 BA $500 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-001397 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WCW2, Plaintiff, VS. SUSY BOGARDUS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUSY BOGARDUS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S; CHASE BANK USA, N.A.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 14 AND 15 IN BLOCK 77, OF MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 37 THRU 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being the second oor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on August 28, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than. the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of April, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 442009 CN 7/25;8/1/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-001179 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE4, Plaintiff, vs. DREW W. COREY A/K/A DREW COREY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July II, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-001179 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE4 is the Plaintiff and DREW W. COREY A/K/A DREW COREY; PORT LA BELLA UNIT FOU R PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER. OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 34, BLOCK 2159, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4062 RAINBOW CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal o f this Court on July 12, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10101273 WELLSLPS-CONV-Rvickerg-Team 1 F10101273**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-9.55-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12CA89 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-4, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as servicer, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, RUTH FREEDLAND, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF RUTH FREEDLAND, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell, the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter and the North 20 feet of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof and aubject to en easement for an access road of the North 60.00 feet thereof. Alto known as Lot 136 of Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. AND The Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter and the North 20 feet of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest One-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 60.00 feet thereof and Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 137 of Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000, 14 x 66 HOMES OF MERIT MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2B140421962. Commonly known as 1920 PANAMA AVENUE CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 28th day of August, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, P.A, 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203 Tallahassee, Florida 32312 attorney@Dadgettlavv.net Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 448275 CN 7/25;8/1/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000609 GREEN TREE CREDIT SOLUTIONS Plaintiff, vs. DANALU VIDAL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANALU VIDAL, NICHOLAS RYAN VIDAL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NICHOLAS RYAN VIDAL, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA DITECH.COM, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S),WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, TENANT#1, AND TENANT#2 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 11th day of July, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2012CA-000609,of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida in which GREEN TREE CREDIT SOLUTIONS, 1155 Centre Point Drive, Suite 7, Mendota Heights, MN 55120,is the Plaintiff over Sabine Gleinig, Daniel Gleinig, defendants., I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on www.hendryclerk.org in accordance with chapter 45 Florida Statutes, Hendry County, Florida at 11:00am on the 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 9, LESS THE EAST 20 FEET THEREOF, IN BLOCK 163, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED N PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 507 E Osceola Ave., Clewiston, Florida 33440-3203 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Lee County, Florida this 12th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimileEService: servealaw@albertellilaw.comJRA002305F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dan Oliver Court Operations Manager whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Court Operations, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 448302 CN 7/25;8/1/2013 Notice of Public Meeting Hendry County Tourist Development Council Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting [August 5, 2013] beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Hickpochee Ave. (SR80), LaBelle, FL. If no quorum is established, the alternate meeting date is [August 12, 2013] at the same time and location. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the 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 include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on August 12th, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 2002 Dodge, VIN:1D7HA18N92S681066 2007 Honda, VIN: JH2PE05317M505347 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 449146 CN 8/1/2013 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 3411 2010 2024329-12000100030 Dorothy Rose Rebele c/o Frank Williams Lot 6, Block 10, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida AND the East one-half of the following: Begin at the Northwest corner of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence East 1120 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 72.03 feet to ditch; thence Easterly 200.59 feet; thence North 61.78 feet; thence West 200 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448395 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the 2013 Annual Landowner’s Meeting of the Clewiston Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 2:00 P.M., at the of ce of said District located at 350 West Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business that may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Roger Hatton, President 447984 CN 7/25;8/1/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 22-2013-CA-000035THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSMPS MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2.002-1VS. AROLDO ROBLERO; MARTA LUZ ACEVEDO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTA LUZ ACEVEDO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO AlE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): AROLDO ROBLERO Last Known Address 501 RAILROAD AVE. MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property; LOT 15 & 16, BLOCK 41, CITY OF MOORE HAVEN, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1995 SKYLINE DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS 2G61015214A AND 20610152HB AND TITLE NUMBERS 67154682 AND 67154683 WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE A PERMANENT FIXTURE TO THE LAND DESCRIBED ABOVE. a/k/a 501 RAILROAD AVE, MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the GLADES COUNTY DEMOCRAT, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint.This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired, WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 17th day of July, 2013. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of the Court BY: Tina Espinosa As Deputy Clerk Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 644-8704 Telefacsimile: (954) 772-9601 448424 GCD 7/25;8/1/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2005-574-CACHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. JO ANN HATFIELD, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 2005-574-CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and JO ANN HATFIELD; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDAat 11:00AM, on the 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL #2, EAST 100.15 FEET OF THE WEST 230.30 FEET OF THE N 1/2 OF THE W 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4, AND ALSO, THE E 100.15 FEET OF THE W 230.30 FEET OF THE N 15 FEET OF THE S 1/2 OF THE W 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4, ALL LYING IN UNSURVEYED FRACTIONAL SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 E, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AND CONTAINING .79 GROSS ACRES MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR SHERWOOD AVENUE, OF THE N 30 FEET THEREOF AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 188, PAGE 55, PLAT OF SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 128, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1986 “CYPR” DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ID#C28040911458A AND ID#C280409114588 A/K/A 1271 Sherwood Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 15, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F07041330 CHASEDIR2CT-CONY-Team 6 P07041330“See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County .Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE DISCRETIONARY ONE-CENT SMALL COUNTY SURTAX Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on August 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to the discretionary OneCent Small County Surtax entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ARTICLE V, RELATING TO THE DISCRETIONARY ONE-CENT SMALL COUNTY SURTAX, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-74, USE OF PROCEEDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed 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. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 448898 CN/CB 8/1/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001350 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. FAISAL SHAFIULLAH, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 18, 2013, and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-001350 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and FAISAL SHAFIULLAH; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FAISAL SHAFIULLAH N/K/A JOHN DOE; VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE HOA, INC.; are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 24, VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 199, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 492 LOPEZ PLACE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 23, 2013. Barbara S. Sutler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 336225018 PO9 I 16176 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-nrodrig.ucz-Team 1 F091 16176 **Sec Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (81.3) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 448896 CN 8/1,8/2013PUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 448901 CN/CB 8/1/2013 Houses Rent Mobile Home Rent Campers/RVs 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. 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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 3195 2010 1214334-01000130100 Leroy & Lynvetta A Myers Lot 26, Block 13, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448392 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY JAIL INMATE MEDICAL RFP No. 2013-25 Opening Date and Time: August 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for medical services to inmates in custody at the Hendry County Jail, LaBelle, Florida. Such services shall be provided at the jail or at the contractor’s premises. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by 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 Board of County Commissioners 448679 CN/CB 7/25;8/1/2013 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 2396 2009 1314433-A0003380000 Lou’s Properties Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5865, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448381 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 2056 2008 1264432-A0001950000 Ana Von Buren Wenzel The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 293, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448374 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 1244432-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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448371 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PURCHASE PREFERENCE FOR LOCAL VENDORS AND BUSINESSES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to purchase preference for local vendors and businesses: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ARTICLE XI. PURCHASE PREFERENCE FOR LOCAL VENDORS AND BUSINESSES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-187; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed 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. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 448899 CN/CB 8/1/2013 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 3130 2008 2024329-670000B0090 Mary Culliver Est c/o Brenda K Kendrick Lot 17, Block B, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448376 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09-00055 CITIBANK NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-11E4 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. KILIAN SANTIESTEBAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09-00055 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 T rust, is the Plaintiff and Ethan Santiesteban, Luis Santiesteban, Source Mortgage, Inc” are defendants, the Glades County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front steps of the Glade County Courthouse, 500 A venue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, in Glades County, Florida on the 15th day of August, 2013, 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from, the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 26th day of July, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate its 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 E. Marion Ave., Punta Garde, 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 l-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL, 35471. 449183 GCD 8/1,8/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FAMILY DIVISION CASE NO. 13-DR-119 IN RE: CARLOS MARTINEZ, Petitioner, vs. YADIRA L. ZUNIGA, Respondent, PAULA TOVA, Third Party Respondent/ Grandmother.) NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO DETERMINE PATERNITY TO: Yadira L. Zuniga, 1550 Old US Hwy 27, Clewiston, FL 3340 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on, Carlos Martinez or his attorney, whose address is 1617 Hendry St. # 311, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, on or before (date}, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 7/15/2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ R. Delacruz Deputy Clerk 448764 CN/CB 8/1,8/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO SKY VALLEY MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to the Sky Valley Municipal Service Bene t Unit: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ARTICLE III. MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING AND BENEFIT UNITS, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-38, SKY VALLEY MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed 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. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 449142 CN/CB 8/1/2013 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 3333 2010 2014329-01000410060 Sabitree Bhagwandin Lots 15 and 16, BUSH SUBDIVISION of LaBelle, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 7, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448397 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 4068 2008 4104329-06021940140 Ray A Flores Lot 14, Block 2194, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448382 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 4028 2008 4104329-060000D0010 Praim Gagraj & Margha Mahabir Tract D, Block 2196, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of G-2, S 00 degrees 40’ 08” E, along East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY1013.9 feet to Point-of-Beginning; thence S 68 degrees 15’ 26” E, 220 feet; thence S 32 degrees 48’ 48” E, 220 feet to North right-of-way of Garden Road, West along right-of-way on curve, delta 03 degrees14’56”, radius 4850 feet, length 275.01 feet to point of compound curve to right, delta 90 degrees 06’ 50”, radius 46.36 feet, length 72.92 feet to the East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY; thence N 00 degrees 40’ 08” W, along East right-of-way 230 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013 Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448378 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 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 3408 2010 2024329-05000080090 Ervin A Kelting Jr and Kandis M Kelting Lots 14, 15 and 16, Block 8, ANDREWS ADDITION TO LABELLE PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 47, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013 Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448393 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on August 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact second reading of an ordinance which is set forth as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2013-05 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION Of PROVISIONS OF SAID CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SAID CODE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s of ce, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 448892 CN 8/1/2013 *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, August 15, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1M20-R0 Underdeck Herbicide Application and Litter Removal in Charlotte & Lee Counties. Budget Amount $120,000.00 E1M21-R0 Underdeck Herbicide Application and Litter Removal in Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Amount; $150,000.00 E1M63 Applying thermoplastic traf c stripes and markings on State Road 60 from west of Broadway Avenue (U.S. 98), easterly approximately 0.858 miles, to west of State Road 555 (U.S. 17), in the City of Bartow, Polk County. Budget Amount: $107,950.32 E1N04-R0 Thermoplastic Removal and Replacement, Polk. Budget Amount: $447,000.00 448370 CN/CB 7/25;8/1/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 1, 2013 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.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 362012CA000856XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, NA., Plaintiff, vs, RAMIRO T. GIL; at al. Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated July 11, 2013, end entered in Case No. 362012CA000856XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and RAMIRO T. GIL; MARIANN GIL; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerks Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 20, OF MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT I300K 3 AT PAGES 37 TIIROUGH 39, INCLUSIVE. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OP THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on July 12, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale. FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 448192 CN 7/25;8/1/2013 Public Notice Public Notice florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 1, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?Arrested on 7/16/13, by Sergeant Malley For Firing missile into occupied vehicle; criminal mischief damage over $1000; possession of cocaine Se oc m po Darryl Fuentes, 21Arrested on 7/18/13, by Of cer McLeod For Fugitive from justice in state Da rr yl F O in Emette Miles, 28 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Arrested on 7/24/13, by Of cer Williams For DUI O Larona Hall, 39Arrested on 7/28/13, by Of cer Chamberlain For Fugitive from justice in state O in Eric Galassini, 32Arrested on 7/28/13, by Of cer Hicks For Fugitive from justice in state O in Eugene Cypress, 32Arrested on 7/28/13, by Of cer Williams For Possession of controlled substance without prescription; DUI; resisting an of cer with violence; battery on of cer; driving with suspended license, habitual offender O t r o pr a n t e s u of Genell Roberts, 33 BY THE AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATIONVirtually every parent has found that trying to communicate meaningfully with their teenager can frequently be an impossible, frustrating task. Such an experience can have parents wondering what is wrong with them or with their teenager. The reality is that what they're experiencing isn't unique or unusual, but rather the result of issues almost all teens face. A main factor is that it isn't easy being a teenager in today's world. Not only are there the variety of unsettling biological, psychological and emotional changes that come with normal teen development, but today's teens face the added pressures of school grades, extracurricular activities, increased public visibility (thanks, Facebook), along with the anxiety of college or a career in the very near future. Teens tend to feel that their parents just aren't able to understand all the changes and pressures they're facing, in part because they don't understand much of it themselves. They want more freedom and the trust of their parents, but when they start sharing feelings of insecurity or uncertainty they fear their parents will see them as still immature and unready for the freedoms they desire. They also recognize they need their parents' love and respect in order to gain their freedom and so are usually willing only to share their strengths and positive achievements. While it's helpful to understand what is limiting open communication, the only real solution to improving parent-teen talks is to keep on trying. How you communicate matters, too. Being overly judgmental, saying "no" too quickly to requests for more freedom or dismissing the teen's concerns quickly shuts down communication. Instead, be understanding when mistakes are made and offer positive responses when good things happen. Be supportive and let your teen know that you understand and sympathize with issues he or she is facing. Why Talking With Your Teen is Dif cult COURTESY PHOTO "Teens tend to feel that their parents just aren't able to understand all the changes and pressures they're facing, in part because the y don't understand much of it themselves."

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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 802 2009 1274329-01000G10380 Leon + Isidora Gonzalez From the intersection of the North line of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of SR 29, run South 03 degrees 45’ East along said centerline 2899.3 feet to the Pointof-Beginning; thence North 86 degrees 34’ East, 450 feet; thence South 03 degrees 45’ East, 50 feet; thence South 86 degrees 34’ West, 450 feet; thence North 03 degrees 45’ West, 50 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS the Westerly 50 feet for R/W of SR 29. Also known as Business Lots 38 and 39, Section G-1, LABELLE RANCHETTES, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448398 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING/INSPECTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTING A 12-FOOT WIDE TURN LANE FROM SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND CR 835 TO THE PROPOSED MAIN ENTRANCE OF A COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2013-24 Opening Date and Time: August 29, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for constructing a 12 foot wide turn lane from southbound and northbound CR 835 to the proposed main entrance of a commercial development known as Southeast Renewable Fuels in Hendry County, Florida. Two rms will be selected, one for the design & permitting services and one for the construction engineering/inspection services of the project. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design permitting services, and construction engineering/inspection services. The County will not allow the same rm to perform the design & permitting services and the construction engineering/inspection services for this construction project. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission 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., August 29, 2013, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5220. 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. 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 449187 CN/CB 8/1,8,15,22/2013 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 2362 2009 1314433-A0001350000 David & Yasmin K McGee The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5847, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448380 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to solid waste and recyclable materials collection and disposal: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-10, ARTICLE IV. SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-10-66, FRANCHISES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed 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. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 449141 CN/CB 8/1/2013 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 701 2009 1264329-02000020030 Larry Dewayne Perkins Est + Dennis A Perkins The South 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 and the East 20 feet for the road Right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Being Lot B-13, LABELLE ACRES, an unrecorded subdivision. LESS the following: Beginning at a point 25 feet North of the Southeast corner of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, thence West 208.91 feet; thence North 208.71 feet; thence East 208.71 feet; thence S 208.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, a portion of that tract also described as B-13, LABELLE ACRES, all lying and being in 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448385 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000309 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-20 Plaintiff(s), vs. Section. CARMEN R. PEREZ et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 11, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2011CA-000309 of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein U.S, BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-20 is the Plaintiff and CARMEN PEREZ; GERARDO B. VELAZQUEZ; YAMAIRA LUGO PEREZ AND MANUEL L. DEL LLANO, JR. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce C.E. Hall Building, at Hall Building, at 11am on the 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 450, GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWSTON FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 71-78 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 322 W TRINIDAD AVE., CLEWISTON, FL 33440 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER, THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HENDRY County, Florida, this 12th day of July, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need ofa special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County. 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935County Phone: 863-675-5204 MD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fat avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezven spesiyal you akomodasiyon you yo patisipe nan pwogram sa-a dwe, nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakle Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimdro, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-87701 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 un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter rof ce administrative de la Court situe au, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TOD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service,” “De acuerdo con ci Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedirnentos. Inhabilitados, personas on necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contact con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCT-ME AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 448138 CN 7/25;8/1/2013 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 1136 2010 1224331-010000L0010 Silvya Hinojosa The Southeast of the Northeast of the Northeast of the Southwest of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road over the East 30 feet thereof. (Lot 8, Block L, Pioneer Plantation, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448388 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 1, 2013 Shop here first! The classified ads Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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Clewiston RecreationThe Clewiston city pool is now open! Currently, the pool is open to the public Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pool’s hours of operation will change once swimming lessons end.Library AnnouncementsLibrary opening hours will be changed as of August 6. The hours will be as follows: Monday and Thursday9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, ClosedOutstanding 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.Trust Quartet ConcertOn August 2, the Trust Quartet will preform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Christian Church located on 201 Francisco Ave. in Clewiston. Refreshments will be provided.Ministerial AssociationThe Clewiston Ministerial Association meets the rst Tuesday of each month in the Education Room of Hendry Regional Hospital at 12 p.m. Lunch is provided. Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 6. All ministers are invited. Call 863.983.5269 for more information.VBS at First Baptist ChurchFirst Baptist Church of Clewiston invites all children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School (VBS), which will be held August 4 through 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come join us as we experience the thrill and excitement of Colossal Coaster World, while learning to Face Fear and Trust God! For more information, contact Ginnie at 863.983.5555. Men’s Auxiliary DinnerAt the Men’s Auxiliary Dinner there will be BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a drawing for cash prizes. For a $10 donation you get one dinner and a chance to win $100, $200 or $300 cash prizes. The dinner will be held Saturday, August 17 at the VFW, 501 S. Francisco St. Dinners will be served at 12 p.m. and the drawing will be held at 8 p.m.Sweetest Town PlaygroundThe deadline for purchasing a personalized park picket is August 2. By purchasing a picket, not only are you making a valuable contribution to the community, but your name or sentiment will be a permanent xture of the park, as well. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, please call 863.228.3690.Pancake Breakfast and Yard SaleFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston is holding a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, August 10, starting at 9 a.m. Call 863.983.5269 for more information.Kids’ Expo: Back to SchoolThere will be a free community-driven 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’ haircuts (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.VFW Ladies Auxiliary HappeningsOn Community Fun Day (Saturday, Aug 3), we will be giving out free school supplies, free snow cones, free face painting and will host a cakewalk, where you can win different cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and cupcakes. Thanks to our sweet town’s merchants, we will have some terri c prizes for our raf e drawing. The day promises to be a fun time with all the activities being offered by the various sponsors. While you are visiting the Ladies Auxiliary activities, you might consider making a donation into one of our jars. Last year, many of our visitors made donations and we used every penny to purchase classroom supplies needed by the teachers of three elementary schools. Every teacher was surprised and grateful. Some teachers commented they never had this happen before. Thanks to our generous community it did happen and will happen again. So don’t forget to put something in those donation jars. Be the change you wish to see in the world Gandhi 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 1, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION PHOTO/ GIOVANNA MORAFLORESChildren’s Face PaintingPictured left is Diego Rodriguez painting children’s faces at the Summer Reading Program awards ceremony at the Clewiston Library. Approximately forty children had their faces painted.