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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsAn early morning accident involving an SUV and a semi-trailer resulted in the death of a Lehigh Acres resident today, August 5. The accident occurred around 6:15 a.m. on US 27 near Flaghole Road. According to a report released by Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Verlie Andreda Murray, 61, of Lehigh Acres, was driving on the wrong side of the road on U.S. 27, headed east in the westbound lane. As Murray continued down the highway, a semi-trailer was traveling in the same lane. Upon seeing MurWoman Dies in U.S. 27 Crash BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsSheriff Steve Whidden and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO) sponsored the 3rd Annual Community Fun Day on Saturday, August 3 in Clewiston. Equipped with a bounce house, free food, live music and some unintended mud puddles, this year’s event was a hit with the kids, their parents and community members. Though the weather was uncooperative, ending the event three hours earlier than planned, about 3,000 people came through, according to Sheriff Whidden. Sheriff Whidden, along with HCSO, has been organizing the Community Fun Day for the past three years. Each year, booths set up by different organizations in the community, including the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, HCSO and the American Red Cross, among others, hand out free stuff and provide free services, including school supplies, food, face painting and entertainment. HCSO was even handing out free baby trees for anyone who could haul them away. HCSO set up a large grill where they cooked hamburgers and cheeseburgers for attendees. Members of the LaBelle High School Explorer Program, which is sponsored by HCSO, were in charge of handing out the burgers and potato chips. Kasandra Melgoza, 16, Maribel Espino, 17, and Zachary Scelfo, 15, are part of the LaBelle High School Explorer Program. They were up bright and early to help set up for the event, arriving in Clewiston at 8:30 a.m. The teens volunteered as part of the community service hours required by the Explorer Program. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe new school year is just around the corner and Hendry County students can anticipate some big changes to their curriculum this year. In 2010, Florida was one of 45 states to sign on to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These educational standards attempt to de ne what students need to know at each grade level and use concepts designed speci cally to prepare students for college and career, according to the Common Core State Standards Initiative -the governing body behind the standards, coordinated by the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Of cers. One important aspect of the CCSS is the integration of writing and critical thinking into each subject area, starting in the early grades. The state of Florida began implementing the standards in 2011 with Kindergarten, continuing with rst and second grade in 2012. This year, third through 12th grade will see SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2013 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $229 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Only $229 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & $0 capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C120. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1850 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 0 /31/13 T, A V. N N S G E S I B: S W K S P SEE SCHOOLS  8 SEE COMMUNITY  13 PHOTO/ GIOVANNA MORAFLORESVacation Bible School (VBS), led by Pastor Joshua Haney and his wife Hannah, was held at the First Missionary Baptist Church from July 29 to August 2. This year’s theme, “Seeking God’s Truth,” centered around a detective agency, where the children played junior agents on a quest for truth. Through memorization of the lessons and good behavior, the children earned points which they could use to win prizes, including the grand prize: a Nintendo DS. At VBS the children enjoyed snacks, most of which were homemade be the volunteers. New Year, New Curriculum HCSO Hosts 3rd Annual Community Fun DayEvent attracted thousands of people, says Sheriff Whidden SEE CRASH  18VBS at First Missionary Baptist Church: Investigation Destination

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ISSUE: Locks Closed at NightHarlan Griggs: It’s no big deal, and for people who don’t understand how it all works, you can’t just let it all out. It has been raining all over Florida 25 days straight, so all the canals are full, all the rivers are full, all the elds are full, heck my back yard is full ... it’s not the end of the world ... people freak out for no reason. Do I like it this high? No, not really. It’s easy to sit back and Monday night qb. All we can do is hope we get some dry weather ... we are all in this together and remember, we are like 12 ft above sea level, where is it supposed to all go? Take a drive all over Florida, there is water everywhere ... Donna Redish Carlson: Wow, can’t believe this. Have you ever heard of this happening before? Alayna Ridgdill: I don’t see what there is to be upset about. Phillip Roland: This never should have happened. It happens about once every ve years, but it is not supposed to happen in July when we are into the height of hurricane season. Jessica Rosen: Regardless of where the blame is at, this is NOT a problem that happened within that last 25 days. Anyone that has been watching the lake level knows that it was way deeper than it should have been going into rainy season to begin with. I am fully aware that it takes time to release the water to the coasts and that it can not be done overnight. However, these high lake levels are not something that happened overnight or in the last 25 days either. It wouldn’t happen at all if SFWMD would do it’s job and maintain the lake at a safe level. The water should have been getting released before the lake ever got this deep. Elias Alvarenga: Just means I get to sleep in till 5 a.m. is all ... 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 Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Elsie Sellers Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product.205 South W.C. Owen Ave Clewiston, Fl. 33440 (863) 983-6181 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 8, 2013 COMMUNITY OPINIONSEditor’s Note: The following quotes are a sampling of the most popular discussion comments on The Clewiston News’ Facebook page. HISTORY IS LITTLE ELSE THAN A PICTURE OF HUMAN CRIMES AND MISFORTUNES -VOLTAIRE Above: one of Army Corps’ top three ideas addressing excess water.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 8, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: European StarlingBY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonEuropean Starlings are native to Europe and Asia. About 100 Starlings were released in New York’s Central Park in the late 1890s by a group who wanted America to have all of the bird species Shakespeare mentioned in his works. There are now over 200 million descendents of these original birds, which are found as far north as Alaska and Canada and south into Mexico, as well as the Bahamas, and Cuba. They occupy most of Florida and will have up to three broods annually from March through July. These chunky blackbird-sized birds have a short tail and long, dark, slender beak. In the spring, breeding adults will have yellow bills. They are called Starlings because, in ight, their short and pointed wings make them look like small four-pointed stars. In the winter, they will form large, tight ocks. These ocks are often made up of thousands of birds who can reach speeds up to 48 miles-per-hour in ight. Adult European Starlings turn from spotted and white to glossy and dark each year without shedding their feathers. The bold, white tips on their brown, winter feathers wear away leaving dark purplishgreen iridescent feathers. This change is called a “wear molt”. Juvenile birds are a drab gray-brown, but molt into adult plumage. The oldest recorded wild European Starling lived to be 15 years and nine months old. These noisy relatives of the Mynah birds have impressive vocal abilities and can imitate songs of Killdeer, Meadowlarks, Northern Bobwhite, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Blue Jays and other bird species. They warbler, whistle, chatter, rattle, make harsh trills and smooth, liquid sounds. Male and female Starlings use about 10 kinds of calls to communicate with each other. They make a purr-like call when they take up ight, a rattle call when they join a ock on the ground and scream when agitated. Starlings usually live around people where they forage mainly on the ground on lawns, city streets, elds and other open areas with short vegetation. They prefer eating insects and other small invertebrates, but will eat fruit, grains, seeds, livestock feed and garbage. Males choose the nest site and will aggressively drive other species out of this nesting area. This site is almost always in a cavity of a building, tree, street light, or nest box, which can be up to 60 feet above the ground. After the male lls the cavity with grass, twigs, feathers and trash, he will sing near the nest site in order to attract a mate. His mate will oversee the nal nest building and may discard some of the material her mate added. They both often add fresh green plants to the nest during laying or incubation. Most nests contain four or ve pale, blue eggs which both sexes incubate for 12 to 14 days. The hatchlings are born helpless, with sparse, grayish down and their eyes are closed for six to seven days. The young edge when they are 21 to 23 days old. For information about the free, escorted driving trips to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) August 17 or September 21, go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or call 863674-0695. Reservations are required for these escorted driving trips.PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured left is the European Starling. The cost of car ownership is on the rise again this year, according to a new report from AAA, but savvy drivers can take practical steps to make driving a more economical mode of transport. Shop around for better insurance rates. Car owners with good driving records can talk to their insurance company about reducing their premium. And seniors who take a refresher course in driver safety speci cally designed for seniors may be able to negotiate lower insurance rates. Make sure tires are in ated to the correct pressure as indicated on the sticker on the inside of the car door, not the number on the tire sidewall. Under-in ated tires can increase fuel consumption by up to three percent. Preventive maintenance, such as changing the air lter, can go a long way toward smooth, ef cient performance. A clogged air lter can increase fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent. Take a deep breath. Aggressive driving is not only unsafe and stressful to health, it can also reduce fuel economy -as all that stop-and-go uses more gasoline than smooth braking and acceleration does. Handy car owners may be able to do some regular maintenance work themselves, but for those jobs that are beyond their know-how, hiring a reputable mechanic is a must. Car owners should not be afraid to get quotes, as knowing the going rate for the service performed and parts replaced can help car owners from paying unnecessary costs. Reduce the Cost of Owning a Car

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY PLAT APPLICATION HENDRY COUNTY RESCHEDULED LPA HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on August 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida, to consider the Preliminary Plat Application of River Landings (PL13-0001), a subdivision of a portion of Sections 21 and 28, Township 43 South, Range 28 East. e subdivision is located north of SR 80, south of the Calooshatchee River, and is adjacent to the west side of the Riverbend Motorcoach RV Resort. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: PL13-0001 Applicant: Tice Street, LLC, represented by Davidson Engineering Location: 5992, 5970, 5942 West SR 80, LaBelle, FL Property size: 30.20 acres +/Request: e applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary plat for a RV motorcoach development in accordance with RZ12-0007. Orvell Howard, Chair Hendry County Local Planning Agency 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 8, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen one cent per gallon in the last week to $3.63 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 15.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 14.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Over the last week, the national average has continued to see an ever so slow downward trend,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “But the downward trend got a shot in the arm last weekend, as we saw the biggest daily drop since April. From July 25 to July 26, the average dropped 1.5 cents. Back on April 13, the U.S. average dropped 1.7 cents from the previous day. Further illustrating the downward trend, ve percent of the country was over four dollars per gallon Friday. Last week, seven percent of the country was over four dollars per gallon,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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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.Jay Jeffrey Mercer, 56CLEWISTON — Jay Jeffrey Mercer passed away July 31, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 20, 1957, in Belle Glade to Jerry and the late Mary (Hyslope) Mercer. Mr. Mercer married Emily Joyce Lynn. He was a truck driver for many years. He was a member of Turning Point Church of God in Flaghole. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; daughters, Jessica Ann and Lana Gayle; sister, Elizabeth Dean and husband Jim; four grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends. Funeral services celebrating Jay’s life were held Sat., Aug. 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Turning Point Church of God in Flaghole with Rev. Troy Ezell of ciating. Visitation was one hour before services also in the church. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Sammie M. Perry, 77LABELLE — Sammie M. Perry passed away Aug. 5, 2013 in Fort Myers. She was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Etowah, Tenn., to the late “Mac” and Opal McCormack. She attended Carson-Newman College and received her Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University, coming to Florida in 1958 to begin her career as a high school science teacher at Clewiston High School. She also prepared taxes for over thirty years and greatly enjoyed catching up on the lives of her tax clients. Sammie loved reading trashy novels, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, dogs, and her family. She tolerated shopping, shing and camping trips. She made the best fried chicken, biscuits, and cheesecake on the planet. Survivors include, Michele Barnard (Joe) of Gaithersburg, Md., Jeff Perry (Hannah Mary) of LaBelle, William G. Perry, Jr. (Karen) of Cullowhee, NC, Frank Perry (Carol) of Port Charlotte, and Cathy Perry of Astatula; and many beloved grandchildren. She also believed that Chris Bruno and Rene Ibarra were her children as well. Visitation will be Thurs., Aug. 8, 2013, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the church with Pastor Sammy Co of ciating. Donations can be made to Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, or the charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.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. 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Parents can take their children to the health department now to receive the shots they need for school, but they can also take them to their private health care provider. If parents decide to wait until just before school starts, they might have to wait in line if there is a “rush” of folks waiting until the last minute to get their children vaccinated. “It is important for parents to make sure their children are vaccinated,” said Pat Dobbins, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties. “That’s how individual children are protected, as well as the entire school.” The rst day of school will approach quickly. Parents need to make sure their children have received the proper immunizations as required by law. Health Departments can provide school vaccinations (free of charge) for children from infants through the age of 18. Students entering kindergarten are required to have the following vaccinations: DTaP or Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (If the fourth DTaP vaccine is administered on or after the fourth birthday, a fth DTaP is not required); Polio (if the fourth dose is administered on or after the fourth birthday, a fth dose is not required); MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella); Hepatitis B; Varicella (Chickenpox). Students entering 7th grade must receive a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster. Immunizations are available at the following locations: Hendry County Health Department Clewiston 1100 South Olympia St, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. LaBelle – 1140 Pratt Blvd, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Glades County Health Department Moore Haven 1021 Health Park Drive, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday If your child has received immunizations at a different location or in other cities or states, it is very important that you take all shot records for your child to your health department or health care provider. This will help to avoid delays or unnecessary duplicated immunizations. It’s Time to Think About Vaccinations Everyone knows that proper diet, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits, like smoking, are crucial to great health. However, some experts say that a truly positive outlook on life can be just as powerful a factor in improving overall wellness. In fact, possessing “emotional vitality” and a sense of hopefulness was found in a Harvard School of Public Health study to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Many other studies have yielded results with similar implications. “An internal dialogue that is lled with negative, judgmental or self-defeating thoughts can be a self-ful lling prophecy,” says Sean Meshorer, a spiritual teacher and author of the new book “The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation.” “Bringing bliss into your work, relationships, family and service, no matter what your personal struggles may be, can help you live a more focused, stress-free, ful lling life.” Meshorer, who sustained an injury seven years ago that left him with severe, disabling and incurable chronic pain, believes your circumstances in life do not need to de ne your happiness. In his new book, he offers readers science-based spiritual solutions to changing the way one thinks. With that in mind, Meshorer shared a few ways to get started. Have compassion: You can’t be genuinely happy while you’re indifferent to the pain of others. Compassion reinforces our feeling to the world around us and breaks down barriers of loneliness. Make a conscious decision to act compassionately toward others -including strangers and enemies -without the expectation of receiving anything in return. Dispute negative thoughts: Don’t suppress your negative thoughts or paint them over with pretty colors. Running from reality can be counterproductive. Instead, recognize that not all your negative thoughts are rational or justi ed. Analyze your thoughts for how they began and why they may not be entirely accurate. Attempt to think about the people or things that are making you unhappy in the most objective light possible. Be optimistic: Optimism is a practical and effective life strategy. Let go of your fears that being positive leads to disappointment. Don’t place material conditions on happiness: To place your happiness at the whim of complex economic conditions out of your control is like playing Russian roulette with your soul. Don’t let your bank account de ne your happiness. Practice af rmations: Our words are extremely powerful. What we say to ourselves and how we say it are vitally important, impacting our bodily health and mental well-being. While often viewed as dubious New Age musings, there is scienti c evidence that doing af rmations can avert depression, according to a study by the American Psychological Association. Other studies have found af rmations can substantially improve body image, bolster business success and reduce stress. Sit somewhere quiet and repeat your af rmation out loud. By pursuing your happiness, you can live a more functional, ful lled life. Happiness Could be Key to Good Health COURTESY PHOTO

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BY MARK KING Roland Martins Marina and ResortIt’s only the beginning of August and Lake Okeechobee is already seeing high levels of water, with the lake level hovering around 16 feet above sea level. Yes, this means we have a lot of water everywhere on the lake and the Clewiston locks are no longer open at all times. Boaters are required to “lock through” if they use the public boat ramps. It is strange to be able to run almost anywhere on the lake in the middle of summer. Normally, we don’t have much water in the lake at this time of year. This summer has brought some good shing, even with the high water levels and high water temperatures. As of right now, live bait shing has been better than the arti cial lure bite, but as more sh move back into the grass from open water, the lure bite should really pick up. The wild shiner and live bait bites have worked well all summer, and I see no reason for it to slow down. I have been shing a lot of different areas on the lake trying to nd the best spot, but most of the areas seem to be about the same. I have been shing from Kramer Island to the Blue Hole area and the only reason I am moving around is because the sh are not concentrated in any one area right now. It is typical summer shing: get out as early as you can, sh for four hours or until the sh stop biting, then get off the water. It has been really hot out on the lake and, on most days, by ten o’clock the sh are no longer biting. I have been catching a few bass quite early out on the reef with lipless crank baits, then the bite stops and move in to the outside grass line in areas like Long Point, Ritta Island and around the lake-end of Uncle Joe’s cut. It is summertime here on Okeechobee, so be sure to drink lots of water and use that sunscreen you brought with you on the boat. Now is also the time to start booking those shing trips for the prime season here on Okeechobee, which starts in November and goes through the month of May. I think it is going to be an awesome season here on the Big ‘O,’ and I am starting to ll my calendar up. Good luck, tight lines and I hope to see everyone on the water soon. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 An Internet connection isn’t just nice to have anymore. It’s a necessity.Home Internet service is important for school, today’s job market and to stay connected. Now it’s affordable with CenturyLink Internet Basics.Qualifying low-income families living in a CenturyLink service area s hould call 1.800.257.3212 or visit www.centurylink.com/internetbasics to determine if they qu alify and learn more about the CenturyLink Internet Basics disc ount program. An affordable computer and free basic internet training are also available. Best Vision Exam is the answer to your eye health and your wallet. Call us today for details on back to school specials 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 8, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO BY REVEREND SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchOne young clergyman spoke of his experiences as he began ministry and wanted to help people. He spoke of the training he received in seminary and then added, “None of the people I see have problems like the ones in the books we used in school!” If life were only, “If this happens, do that!” But it’s not that way. Many “simple solutions” aren’t so simple after all. We want to help, but can’t come up with the best answer for our friends or ourselves. The other night on TV, there was a drama about a man who was asked to falsify information by his boss. He needed his job and losing it would have meant drastic consequences for his family; but he also knew it was wrong to lie. After thinking about it, he told his boss that he could not lie, even if it meant losing his job. The boss replied that he was the employee sought for the job; he had too many losses and problems with people not telling the truth and needed someone he could trust to be truthful. Unfortunately, things seem to end up better on TV than in everyday life. (The news we see on TV seems to be an exception to the happy ending, as I’ve observed!) How, then, can one be of help when someone is faced with a dilemma where there seems to be no happy answer? I looked to Biblical models and there were lots of them. The Lord didn’t always begin by making a pronouncement when He was asked to help someone with a choice or what to do in life. The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25ff) begins with an expert in the law testing Jesus and asking, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life (v.26)?” Jesus answers with another question; the man is an expert in the law and Jesus uses things he will readily understand, saying to him, “What is written in the law (v.26)?” Likewise, Jesus is challenged for His authority by the chief priests and elders of the law (Mark 11:27ff). They ask Him, by whose authority does He exercise His ministry and, “Who gave you authority to do this (v.28)?” He in turn asks them about the baptism of John. Was it from men or Heaven? They admit that they really don’t know. Their challenge of His authority is left for them to decide for themselves. No simple or direct answer has come. My experiences have led me to see that the work of helping -really helping -is allowing people to come to their own answers, rather than to impose my views on them. The parable of the Good Samaritan follows from the question about eternal life, and the answer becomes apparent to the questioner. Being the good neighbor and loving one’s neighbor is a key. Work on your own relationship with God and determine for yourself the authority of His Word and His ministry. The sources are there to help, both human and printed, but you must determine and decide for yourself. Jesus points out to the Pharisees, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, or will people say ‘Here it is’ or ‘There it is’ because ... the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21). Many times that’s where the best answers are to be found: within us. Those are the answers the best helpers ask each of us to nd! Religion ColumnWhen I Want to Help and Things aren’t so Simple

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 8, 2013 Florida Gulf Coast University students learn about rural medicineNursing students from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) had a rotation of classes in Hendry County to learn about Public Health in rural communities. Among their many experiences within the health department, they also toured the Hendry County Jail and the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The nursing students’ professors took the time to extend a big “thank you” to everyone who helped the students that day. “Please accept a ‘HUGE’ thanks from the FGCU students and faculty for the exceptional graciousness and teaching skills of the staff at Hendry County Health Department. The students have mentioned several times how wonderful all of their contacts have been to them. You all have opened their eyes to the importance of public health and service. Brenda Barnes was especially helpful to all of us. Thank you for an outstanding experience for us all,” wrote Gail F. Graham, Ph.D., ARNP, NP-C and assistant professor for FGCU’s School of Nursing. Shirley Ruder, Ed.D, RN and program director for FGCU’s BSN Program wrote, “Thank you again for working with the students. They truly enjoy the LaBelle experience and you all go out of your way to make it such a positive learning experience.” Florida Gulf Coast Nursing Students Experience Public Health in Rural Setting SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above is Brenda Barnes (in purple), planning consultant and public information of cer for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County, along with FGCU Nursing Students (in alphabetical order) Alyssa Beitzinger, Lindsey Brooks, Nathan Brown, Colleen Carney, Brian Lee, Maria Moncayo, Angela O’Donnell, Miranda Stewart, Calvin Thorton and Assistant Professor Gail Graham, Ph.D., ARNP, NP-C, School of Nursing. certain aspects of the CCSS infused into their curriculum, including the end-of-year exams, with full implementation expected for the 2014/2015 school year. Superintendent Paul Puletti explained the basics behind the new state standards and what students, teachers and parents can expect throughout the new school year. “Basically, the Common Core Standards are a framework where instruction is infused with reading and writing in all grade levels and subject areas. There is more reading and writing in math and social studies, not just in English and language arts,” said Superintendent Puletti. More opportunity for reading and writing will be the biggest difference students see when the new standards are implemented, according to Superintendent Puletti. Students will feel the biggest impact from the CCSS, however, teachers have been and will be impacted. Some teachers have already taken training courses to prepare themselves for the new standards, and others will receive training in the near future. Because the CCSS de ne what students need to know at each grade level, teachers will have to “work cooperatively across all grade levels and subject areas,” said Superintendent Puletti. Teachers will also be more involved in developing students’ everyday curriculum. As Superintendent Puletti explained, the CCSS “tell us what students need to know,” but the “how to do it” is still a local decision that the schools and the school district will make on their own. Principal Rosa Perez, who will be moving from Clewiston Middle School to Central Elementary School this year, explained how the CCSS will impact teachers’ everyday lessons. The CCSS increases the amount that students will be writing, as well as the amount of informational texts students will read, she explained. One of the core aspects of the CCSS, especially beginning at the elementary school level, is helping students to develop a deep understanding of what they are reading. Principal Perez outlined a possible scenario between a teacher and her students to explain how the CCSS work to develop students’ critical thinking skills. A teacher may present students with an article or short story and give the students ways to mark the text, said Principal Perez. By doing this, she explained, the students begin to develop a deeper understanding of what they are reading. The students will then read the text again, two or three times, helping to build their vocabulary. Once the students have read the text multiple times, they will go back and cite evidence in order to write a response, said Principal Perez. A second scenario may include a teacher posing a question to her students and having them read a text in order to gain a deeper understanding of how to answer her question, said Principal Perez. The CCSS will require students to use these same critical thinking and writing skills in math, as well as science and social studies. In math, Principal Perez explained, students will concentrate more on mathematical skills and how to use them, as opposed to merely memorizing equations and concepts. In the same way students are uent in the English language, so, too, will they become uent in mathematics, she explained. Mathematics, under the new CCSS, will be centered around application, as well. According to Principal Perez, the question will be, “How do you use math in the real world?” “There will be a bigger shift in math this year. Students will gain a deeper understanding so they can apply those concepts to the real world,” said Principal Perez. On their website, the Common Core State Standards Initiative detailed what a “mathematically pro cient student” should know as part of the CCSS: “Mathematically pro cient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables and graphs, or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically pro cient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, ‘Does this make sense?’” The same kinds of parameters created for math, were also created for English language arts, science, history and social sciences. Because the CCSS delineate speci cally what each student should know, and 45 states have signed on to the standards, children who transfer to a different school will, theoretically, be learning the same curriculum at the new school, so long as the school has adopted the CCSS. This also means educators can compare test results from state to state. Principal Perez and Superintendent Puletti both praised these features. “We can now see where our students are in Florida compared to other states,” said Principal Perez, who said the FCAT could only compare students within Florida. Superintendent Puletti pointed out the advantage of the CCSS for families who move from state to state. “If you have a military family who might be moving from Texas to Florida to Maryland -to wherever -there will be a standard curriculum,” said Superintendent Puletti. One disadvantage Principal Perez acknowledged was the CCSS’s focus on technology -technology that some Hendry County schools do not possess. For example, the end-of-year exams that will accompany the CCSS will be almost entirely computer-based. The CCSS’s drive to prepare students for the “real world” also means that everyday classroom instruction will be infused with modern technology -an expensive prospect that Principal Perez called “the bad side” of the CCSS for some Hendry County schools. Another potential downside is the continued focus on testing to measure what students have learned. Superintendent Puletti commented on this issue. “The Common Core Standards do not shy away from testing as a standard. Unfortunately, there are still testing requirements and, in some cases, there is more testing, which I hate to see,” said Superintendent Puletti. The 2014/15 school year will see the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) being replaced with a new assessment called PARCC, or the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Other states have signed onto the assessments, as well, 19 in total plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The PARCC assessments align with the CCSS and include texts that are “worth reading and problems that are worth solving,” according to a fact sheet released by PARCC. A unique aspect of the PARCC assessment is that students will not simply be answering multiple choice questions. Instead, students will be required to show their work when solving math problems, for example. Until the PARCC exams are completed and ready to be administered, Florida students will be taking the FCAT at the end of the year. However, changes in the FCAT have been taking place, as well. In the past couple of years, students have seen a phase out of the traditional FCAT and a phase in of the FCAT 2.0. The FCAT 2.0 aligns with the new state standards and sees stricter grading in the area of writing. According to the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the grading rubric for the FCAT 2.0 Writing pays greater attention to the correct use of standard English conventions, which include spelling, capitalization and grammar, and the quality of details, requiring relevant, logical and plausible support. In the past, students have been graded leniently on these points, according to the DOE. The FCAT 2.0 attempts to bridge the gap between the FCAT and PARCC, but the FCAT 2.0 will again be phased out once the PARCC assessments are written and agreed upon. Principal Perez explained how her school is preparing for the new tests. “As a school, we’re preparing to blend the two,” said Principal Perez. Older students should prepare for more reading and responding to informational texts on the FCAT 2.0, said Principal Perez. This includes writing using more sources than students were previously required to use. Students may read a narrative, but use information from a news article to respond to the narrative, she explained. Amongst all the preparations being taken to transition to the new standards, criticisms of the new assessments have also surfaced. Florida recently threatened to pull out of PARCC because of concerns over the amount of time students will spend testing, whether schools have the computers and bandwidth necessary to take the tests and how much money the tests will cost in the end, according to an article published by State Impact, a reporting project by National Public Radio. State House Speaker Will Weatherford and state Senate President Don Gaetz both sent a letter to former Education Commissioner Tony Bennett, asking him to withdraw from PARCC. The letter was sent on July 17; Bennett submitted his letter of resignation to the Chairman of Florida’s State Board of Education on August 1. Despite the recent criticisms, the CCSS are still on track to roll out this school year for third through 12th grade. The accompanying exams, on the other hand, are still a debatable issue. SchoolsContinued From Page 1

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1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 South Florida offers plenty of rodeo actionSouth Florida’s pioneers brought cattle ranching to the area, and with it, the cowboy skills required for rodeo. Continuing that pioneer spirit, rodeo still thrives in Florida.Rodeo fans nd plenty of rodeos to choose from, including junior events for the youngest rodeo competitors, high school rodeo athletes hoping for college scholarships, working cowboys competing in ranch rodeos and full-time professional rodeo cowboys earning points for national championships in PRCA events. Mexican rodeo, more a social event than a sport, has also found a home in South Florida. All of the rodeos encourage the fans to make a lot of noise and h ave fun.Ranch RodeoRanch rodeos, which h ave become more popular in recent years, attract w orking cowboys who work on South Florida ranches. The events in a ranch rodeo are based on the actual skills the cowboys use to work cattle. Unlike PRCA events, ranch rodeo is a team sport. Just as the cowboys work together on a ranch, they work together and help each other in the arena events. Another di erence is the equipment used. While PRCA cowboys use special rodeo saddles and equipment, those in ranch rodeos use the same equipment and tack that the cowboy uses in everyday work. In addition to events such as calf roping and bronc riding, events in a ranch rodeo may include team doctoring, team sorting, wild cow milking, calf branding, relay race, double mugging and colt riding (sometimes called the wild horse ranch.) In these events, the team works together to perform a task similar to those done on ranches. There are a few di erences. The “brand” in the rodeo is covered with chalk or paint. “Doctoring” is indicated by dabbing a bit of paint on a cow to indicate giving it medicine. Ranch rodeo rules vary from state to state and even from rodeo to rodeo according to Dusty Holley, Florida Cattlemen’s Association director of eld serv ices. For those new to the sport, the announcer explains the rules to the spectators as the rodeo unfolds. Bronc riding is similar to that seen in other rodeos, but closer to what actually happens on a ranch when a horse decides to start bucking. For colt riding, instead of starting with a bronc in a chute, a haltered horse is in the arena, held by one member of the team while the others attempt to saddle it and then one team member must mount the horse and ride it to the end of the arena. This is no easy task and it is not unusual for this event to have no succ essful rides. This event is also sometimes called the wild horse race. In the double-mugging event, one person will rope a yearling calf and other team members will help take the yearling to the ground and secure the animal with rope.PRCAAccording to the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA), legend has it that American rodeo was born on July 4, 1869 when two groups of cowboys from neighboring ranches met in Deer Trail, Colo., to settle an argument over who was the best at performing everyday ranching tasks. That competition is considered to be the rst rodeo which evolved into rodeo as we know it today. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) was created almost by accident in 1936 when a group of cowboys walked out of a rodeo at the Boston Gardens to protest the actions of rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who refused to add the cowboys’ entry fees to the rodeo’s total purse. The promoter nally g ave in to the cowboys’ demands, and the successful “strike’’ led to the formation of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association. The cowboys chose that name because, while they were slow to organize, when push nally came to shove, they weren’t afraid to stick their necks out to get what they wanted. In 1945, the Turtles changed their name to the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and in 1975, the organization became the PRCA. Florida High School Rodeo & Junior High School RodeoThe Florida High School Rodeo Association hosts competitions for rodeo teams from Florida High Schools. Rodeo contestants travel around the state competing in a series of high schools earning points toward their state rankings. The top 15 in each event competes in the state nals, and the top four nishers in each event at the state level go on to compete in the National High School Rodeo Finals. Contestants must be enrolled in high school and be in good standing. Report cards must be turned in every nine weeks. The Florida Junior High School Rodeo Association is a division of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The top 20 in each event at the end of the season move on to compete a t the Florida State Finals. The top four in each event after state nals then h ave the option of moving on to compete at the national nals. For current rodeo schedules go online to http:// sra.homestead.com.Professional Bull RidingThe rules are simple: Place a wir y cowboy on the back of a hulking, snorting temperamental 2,000 pound bull and see if he can stay on for an eternal eight seconds ... with one hand strapped to the bull. Headquartered in Colorado, the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding. They felt that, as the most popular even t at a rodeo, bull riding deserved to be in the limelight and could easily stand alone. More than 1,200 bull riders from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico hold PBR memberships. The y compete in more than 300 bull riding events per year on either the elite tour, the Touring Pro Division, or the PBR International circuits. The ultimate goal for PBR athletes each year is to qualif y for the prestigious PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the coveted title of PB R World Champion is decided.Mexican rodeoMexican rodeos or charreadas include some familiar rodeo events, such as bull riding (although instead of riding fo r eight seconds, the contestant tries to stay on until the bull stops bucking), and some events that are not seen in traditional rodeos in the U.S. such as tric k riding. Mexican rodeos are also known for colorful traditional costumes and pageantry. 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2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 A Special Invitation Help Us Celebrate The I n t e r n a t i o n a l D a y o f C h o c o l a t e September 13, 2013 O k e e c h o b e e ’ s F i r s t C h o c o l a t e a n d W i n e C e l e b r a t i o n Please join us by setting up a chocolate or wine tasting table at the first of its kind Chocolate and Wine Celebration hosted by the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. The adult oriented event will offer several tasting tables of unique, unusual or gourmet chocolates and/or wine, entertainment, dancing and prizes. Vendors are suggested to provide a raffle prize offered at their table and can provide additional information about your business or organization. This is a great way to outreach to prospective customers or members. There is no cost to be a vendor, however, all chocolates and/or wine offerings and raffle prizes at your tasting table must be provided by you. Expected attendance is between 150-200 people. The event is currently scheduled to last 3 hours with entertainment, dancing and prizes. All proceeds from this event will benefit local education and community programs supported by the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. Vendor tasting tables are limited so please respond before August 15, 2013. Sincerely, T h e R o t a r y C l u b o f O k e e c h o b e e Service Above Self Please return this form to any Rotarian or drop o at CenterState Bank.Contact Denise at 863-697-1468 or Tabitha at 863-763-5573 for further Information Sout h Flori d a Ro d eo Calen d arThere’s plenty of rodeo action within driving distance of communities in the Lake Okeechobee area. Rodeos range from kids trying their skills in youth competitions to professional rodeo riders competing for prize money and points toward national championships at events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.Area rodeo venues:• The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is often the venue for horse shows, barrel racing competitions and Mexican rodeos. To check the current schedule, go to co.okeechobee. .us/Agri-Civic. The A gri-Civic Center hosts recreational riding on the rst Tuesday of each month from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and barrel racing practice on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. • Florida High School Rodeos are scheduled throughout the school year at arenas throughout the state. Last year two high school rodeos were held in Okeechobee. The schedule the for 20132014 school year should be posted shortly after the school year starts at http:// sra.homestead.com/. • The Fred Smith Arena on Brighton Seminole Reservation, on Harney Pond Road, o State Road 721 in Glades County, hosts Extreme Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and other rodeo and horsemanship events. For a current schedule, go online to www.rezrodeo.com. • The Junior Cypress Entertainment Complex on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation is a state-of-the-art facility with a newly-renovated rodeo arena. Rodeos and other events are scheduled throughout the year. The facility is only 18 miles north of I-75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, online go to jrcarena.com or call 863-983-8923. • Gethsemane Ranch, 22845 S.W. Martin Highway in Okeechobee hosts rodeo events. For more information, call 772-597-0380. • The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. Highway 441 N. hosts rodeos in March and September. For more information online, go to www.okeechobeecattlemensassociation.com.Events on the calendar for the coming year include:AUGUST • The Brighton Seminole Fred Smith Arena hosts barrel racing practice on Mondays, from 6 to 9 p.m. On Tuesdays, the arena hosts team roping practice from 7 to 9 p.m. Charge for most practices is $15 For a current schedule, go online to www.rezrodeo.com. The arena is o State Road 721 on Brighton Seminole Reservation in Glades County. For information online, go to www.rezrodeo. com. • The Ocala Shrine Rodeo is planned for Aug. 30-31 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A), in Ocala. For more information online, go to http://www.ocalarodeo.com. • A Kids Summer Rodeo Series Event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at the Junior Cypress Entertainment Complex on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. The facility is only 18 miles north of I-75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, online go to jrcarena.com or call 863983-8923. • Brighton Seminole Reservation’s Fred Smith Arena will host a Ranch Rodeo Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Teams from these rodeos will also compete in the Labor Day weekend rodeo in Okeechobee. SEPTEMBER • The 2013 Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day Rodeos will be ranch rodeos with teams competing on Saturday, Aug. 31, Sunday, Sept. 1, and on Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day). Rodeo nals will be held including top ten teams overall from the Okeechobee and Brighton rodeos. Rodeos will be held at the old Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. Highway 441 North. Rodeos will start at 2:30 p.m. • On Sept. 21 the Arcadia Rodeo Arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) in Arcadia, will host a Youth Rodeo. It starts at 10 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo. com. • The 2013 Statewide Ranch Rodeo Competition and Cowboy Heritage Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Silver Spurs Aren a at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spu r Lane in Kissimmee. Rodeo action begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. In addition, the Cowboy Heritage Festival o ers crafts, cowboy artwork storytelling, bee f cook-o whip cracking and more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact the Florida Cattlemen’s Association at 407-846-6221. OCTOBER • Youth Rodeo will be held Oct. 19 at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) and starts at 10 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. • A PRCA/WPRA Rodeo will be held a t the Timer Powers Park in Indiantown on Saturday, Oct. 26. Gates open at 5 p.m. Timer Powers Park is located at 20652 S.W. Citrus Boulevard, Indiantown. 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3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 Win a 2013 C h evy Malibu at Seminole Casino Brighton on Aug. 31BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—Get in the right state of mind this August, a winning state of mind, a Malibu state of mind. Now’s your chance to win the dynamic and fuel e cient 2013 Chevy Malibu! Earn entries all month with your play at Seminole Casino Brighton. The drawing will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 p.m. You will want to make 11 your lucky number on Saturday, Aug. 24. We will be awarding 11 lucky winners with $100 cash. Set your watch for 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 to see if you’re a winner. How good are your guessing skills? Try them out at Seminole Hi Lo. On Aug. 11 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., ve lucky winners will h ave the opportunity to win up to $500 in Free Play. Draw a card and guess if the next card will be Hi or Lo. Make sure to have your Player’s Club card inserted into your favorite machine for your chance to play! We are kicking o the work week with Cases of Cash on Monday, Aug. 19, by letting ve, lucky winners pick out a briefcase. Instead of work supplies, the case will be lled with up to $2,500. Join us from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to see if you’ll receive a cash lled case! You never wanted to be picked last on the playground, but you do during our Progressive Drawings on Saturdays, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17. We will announce the winners every two hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to pay extra close attention to the time and h ave your eyes on the dra wing board because if the money isn’t collected w ithin three minutes it will roll over into the next drawing. The last winner could go home with $2,500. Please contact the casino or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located in the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road (State Road 721), in Glades County, 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com.

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4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 PERFORMING A RTSPlays, concerts and more... O k e e c h o b e e C o m m u n i t y T h e a t r e Okeechobee Community Theatre O K E E C H O B E E — T h e O k e e c h o b e e C o m m u n i t y T h e a t r e w i l l h o l d o p e n OKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Community Theatre will hold open a u d i t i o n s f o r r o l e s i n i t s r s t t w o s h o w s o f t h e s e a s o n o n A u g u s t 2 6 a n d auditions for roles in its rst two shows of the season on August 26 and 2 7 a t 7 p m a t t h e O k e e c h o b e e F r e s h m a n C a m p u s A u d i t o r i u m o n e b l o c k 27 at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium, one block w e s t o f G o l d e n C o r r a l R e s t a u r a n t T h e s h o w s a r e t h e T o n y a w a r d w i n n i n g west of Golden Corral Restaurant. The shows are the Tony award-winning c o m e d y m u s i c a l “ T h e D r o w s y C h a p e r o n e ” s c h e d u l e d f o r p e r f o r m a n c e i n comedy-musical “The Drowsy Chaperone,” scheduled for performance in N o v e m b e r a n d t h e h o l i d a y r a d i o p l a y “ I t ’ s a W o n d e r f u l L i f e ” t o b e p r e November, and the holiday radio play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” to be pres e n t e d i n D e c e m b e r P a r t i c i p a n t s m a y t r y o u t f o r e i t h e r o r b o t h s h o w s a t sented in December. Participants may try out for either or both shows at t h e s e s s i o n s T h e r e a r e r o l e s a v a i l a b l e f o r t e n o r m o r e a d u l t m a l e s a n d t w o the sessions. There are roles available for ten or more adult males and two t o f o u r y o u n g m e n f r o m e a r l y t o l a t e t e e n s F e m a l e r o l e s i n c l u d e a t l e a s t to four young men from early to late teens. Female roles include at least s e v e n a d u l t s a n d t w o y o u n g l a d i e s f r o m e a r l y t o l a t e t e e n s F o r i n f o r m a t i o n seven adults and two young ladies from early to late teens. For information o n a u d i t i o n p r o c e d u r e s c a l l 8 6 3 7 6 3 1 3 0 7 o r v i s i t w w w o k e e c h o b e e c o m on audition procedures, call 863-763-1307, or visit www.okeechobeecomm u n i t y t h e a t r e c o m munitytheatre.com. J a z z M a r k e t J a z z J a m s Jazz Market, Jazz JamsFORT PIERCE—The Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market in historic downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of Indian River every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Every Tuesday, the Sunrise Theatre at the Black Box, 1117 South Second St. in For t Pierce, features Jazz Jams from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Jazz Jams are every othe r Wednesday at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. F o l k a n d B l u e g r a s s c o n c e r t Folk and Bluegrass concertJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—Willie Allen and Jerry Axelrod will perform in a Folk and Bluegrass concert on Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. The program is free with park admission of $5 pe r vehicle. Please call 561-776-7449, ext. 109 for more information. John D. MacArthu r Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. C o n c h S t o m p B a n d Conch Stomp BandJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—On Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m., come on down to the park and listen to the Conch Stomp Band play some bluegrass. Free with park admission. Call the Nature Center for more information, call 561-6246952. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. Area special events... A r t s h o w a t D o l l y H a n d C e n t e r Art show at Dolly Hand CenterBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s spacious Grand Hall often plays home to visual art exhibits by local artists. Exhibits take place in conjunction with Guest Artist Series performances. The Grand Hall is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160. B o a t t o u r a n d p h o t o g r a p h y c l a s s Boat tour and photography classJONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK—On Aug. 10, learn how to create interesting and creative images focusing on landscapes and scenes Join professional photographers on a guided river tour along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River to Trapper Nelson’s Interpretive Site. Program cost is $70 and includes park entry, guided boat tour, class instruction, photo shoot, photo critique, and light refreshments. For more information, contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551, email libby.reinert@dep.state. .us or visit www. oridastateparks. org/jonathandickinson. L a b o r D a y F e s t i v a l Labor Day Festival OKEECHOBEE—The annual Okeechobee Labor Day Festival will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 2, in downtown Okeechobee, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Flagler Park will host arts and crafts and food vendors as well as local entertainment. The Labor Day Parade will be Monday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. The parade route starts at the old U-Save supermarket on U.S. Highway 441 (aka Parrott Avenue) travels north to the intersection of State Road 70 and then west on State Road 70 to the end of Flagler Park. For more information online, go to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com. For vendor applications, call Sharie at 863-357-6246. At 2:30 p.m. each day, the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association will host a ranch rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on U.S. Highway 441 N. L e a r n t o k a y a k Learn to kayakJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—On Sept. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m., representatives from Adventure Times Kayaks will teach a land-based course that gives beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with park admission. For information and reservations, please call the Nature Center at 561-624-6952. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. N a t u r e U n d e r w a t e r A r t E x h i b i t i o n Nature Underwater Art ExhibitionJONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK—In recognition of the essential role water plays in our environment, The Kimbell Center Gallery a t Jonathan Dickinson State Park, is presenting a show of underwater art. All work including 2D and 3D is welcome and must follow a na tural theme, but can include people, structures, and objects at the discretion of the artist. Artwork will be juried for compliance with the show’s theme, Nature Underwater, and selected work will be displayed in the parks’ gallery. Artwork can be for sale with 20 percent of the proceeds bene tting the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Proceeds are considered a donation toward park programs and improvement projects. The Friends are a nonpr o t, volunteer based organization promoting the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. The cost of entry is $10 for up to ve entries. The exhibit takes place from Sept. 28 – Nov. 17. The Exhibition Reception will be Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and will include an announcem ent of “Best of Show” and a special guest speaker from Florida International University. Dr. Michael Heithaus will speak about the behaviors and inte ractions of bull sharks in the Loxahatchee River and other estuarine systems. To enter artwork, or for more information, contact Libby Reinert at Libby .reinert@dep.state. .us or call 561-745-5551.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 8, 2013 “Hi, Gram, I need your help and you have to promise not to tell Mom and Dad. I got arrested in Mexico and I need $2,000 bail money ...” “Grandpa, I’m in London with my college roommate. You remember Carol? We were robbed last night in a pub and now I have no money to get home.” Consumer scams are a serious problem in North America, and this is one of the most common: the Emergency Scam, where the scammer poses as a friend or family member in trouble, often overseas, and requests that money be sent. It’s sometimes called the Grandparent Scam because seniors are often targeted by scammers pretending to be grandchildren. During the summer travel season, there is an increased potential for Emergency or Grandparent Scams to occur. More people are traveling and whenever people are vulnerable, fraudsters will generally attack. Emergency scams play off people’s emotions and strong desire to help others in need. Scammers impersonate their victims’ loved ones, often using information they’ve picked up on social media, and make up an urgent situation – I’ve been arrested, I’ve been mugged, I’m in the hospital. The scammer makes an urgent plea for help ... and money. In most cases, the scammer asks for money to be wired immediately. The victim often responds quickly and without checking rst to see if the pleading voice on the other end of the phone really is their grandchild or other loved one. Better Business Bureau (BBB) has partnered with Western Union in an effort to educate consumers about how to protect themselves from Emergency Scams during the summer travel season. Western Union offers these “Money Transfer Never Evers” to help consumers avoid scams: Never use a money transfer service to send money to someone you have not met in person. Never send money for an emergency situation without verifying that it’s a real emergency; ignore the caller’s plea not to tell others; con rm through other friends and family. Never send funds received by check until it of cially clears in your account, which can take several days, or more. Emergency Scams Increase with Summer Travel “Emergency scams play off people’s emotions and strong desire to help others in need.” Margie Phipps, community supervisor and Girl Scout Leader, was also helping to hand out food at the HCSO’s stand. “I started out face painting with the Girl Scouts, but we got rained out, so I came over here to help,” said Phipps. Entertainment for the kids included Mary the Clown, who volunteers around the county at different events. “It’s been tough keeping the paint dry!” she exclaimed, as rain droplets began to fall on an already soaked Civic Park. Scrubby the Bear, the American Red Cross mascot, was also in attendance. Scrubby was there to take pictures with the children and to spread the word that the American Red Cross needs more youth volunteers. Two youth volunteers, Angela Vazquez, 13, and her brother Ramon Vazquez, 15, were also there to spread the word, and took the opportunity to capture a photo with Scrubby the Bear. The Ladies Auxiliary booth saw a heavy stream of traf c and “sold out” of their free school supplies early in the morning. Another booth with high traf c throughout the event was providing free child identi cation kits, sponsored by the Clewiston Masonic Lodge. Cecilia Rivera, of LaBelle, works for HCSO and volunteered at the child ID booth. Rivera explained that the identi cation kits, which include information like the child’s nger prints and photographs of the child’s face, are used to help identify children should anything ever happen. The information is stored within a database where it can be easily accessed. This year, 75 children received their free identi cation kits, up from 50 children last year, according to Rivera. Though this year’s event was shortened by Mother Nature, Sheriff Whidden is already looking forward to next year’s event. “We do this every year for the community and the kids,” said Sheriff Whidden. CommunityContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZPictured above is Scrubby the Bear, the American Red Cross mascot, with (pictured from left to right) Maricela Vera, Junior Sil va, Monica Pilon, Jean Pilon and Viviana Vera at Community Fun Day on August 3.

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Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeDrivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 8, 2013

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Employment Full Time Employment Full Time THREE MECHANICS/ HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston 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. Email your resume or Apply OnlineJdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time RAILROAD CONDUCTORS $20.73 per Hour US SUGAR Clewiston, Florida These are Seasonal Positions lasting Seven Months. Must have previous RR Experience. EMAIL RESUME OR APPLY ONLINEJdooley@ussugar.comwww.ussugar.com Employment Full TimeMOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II Pahokee, FL. $13.57/Hr. 6:30am-5:00pm, Tue-Fri Operates moderately complex large vehicles & less complex public works const & maint equip; mows right-ofways, cuts back vegetation; drives/operates a trash truck; ags traf c; patches roads; inspects/maintains equipment for safe operation; & other duties. Requires: min. of six (6) mos. of exp in the operation of large mobile or construction equip; must be able to lift 50 lbs; valid FL driver’s license. Must obtain a FL Class B CDL Permit w/Air Brakes Endorsement within 90 days of hire and a FL Class B CDL within 180 days. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. Info 561/616-6888 Fax. 561/616-6893 (No email applications/resumes accepted). Applications / resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2013 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeUTILITY LINE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Belle Glade, FL. $46,681/Yr. 7:00am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri Assigns, supervises & coordinates the work of a Utility Line Crew Chief and crew in the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of wastewater collection/water distribution sys. Handles employee/ customer complaints; issues disciplinary actions; recommends staff hires, promotions and terminations. Requires: HS diploma /GED; min. of seven (7) years of exp. in heavy construction / maintenance of sanitary lift stations, water/wastewater lines & related equip. including two (2) years of supervisory exp. Must possess valid FL Class A CDL, valid FL Level 3 Water Distribution License AND FL C Wastewater Collection Certi cation/WUD recognized equivalent. Must be able to lift 80 lbs. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No email applications/resumes accepted). Applications / resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2013. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) UTILITY LINE TECHNICIAN III Belle Glade, FL. $17.20/Hr. 7:00am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri Directs a crew & participates in the installation & maint. of water/wastewater lines, valves & hydrants. Restores sidewalks, roads & landscaping; installs/ maintains gravity sewers, service laterals, manholes, force mains & automatic air relief valves. Investigates complaints of poor water pressure; operates excavating equip. & power tools. Requires: HS diploma/GED, min. of four (4) yrs. of exp. in the construction, maintenance & repair of water distribution / wastewater collection systems, including two (2) years of supervisory exp. Must possess valid FL Class A CDL, valid FL. Level 3 Water Distribution License AND FL C Wastewater Collection Certi cation /WUD recognized equivalent. Must be able to lift 80 lbs. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No email applications / resumes accepted). Applications / resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2013. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Building MaterialsCHAIN LINK FENCE & GATES Heavy gauged galvanized, 6’h; 4 12’w gates w/wheels & ttings. 239-867-0276 Computer/ SuppliesComputer Slow? Popups? Complete Clean $35 Reprogram $55 By Professional! Why pay more? Call Tony 863-517-2782 If we can’t x it, you don’t pay!. FurnitureBUNK BEDS Like new, 2 yrs old, dark wood, attached dresser/desk, Orig. cost $1800, asking $600. Call (863)233-9628 ApartmentsBELLE 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. Houses RentM. 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. $825 mo. Lrg. 1BR/1BA mobile home, $425 mo. 2BR/2 BA $500 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 Mobile HomeSale28x80 doublewide, 4br, 2 bath on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres off of Hwy 80. Only $54,900 with $5,500 down. You must have a credit score of 600 or more. Call 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Used doublewide, 3br, 2 bath Zone II for Glades County only $31,900 includes setup and a/c. Call Jody at 863-675-1580 Zone II doublewide, 3br, 2 bath for Glades County or Highlands County only. $33,900 includes setup, a/c, skirting and steps. Home is in excellent condition with new metal roof. Call Brittany or Sue at 863-675-8888 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!BURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in theclassifieds. 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. 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 8/1,8/2013 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 FO R WAMU SERIES 2007-11E4 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JILLIAN SANTIESTEBAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 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 Trust, 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 Avenue 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 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from, the sale, if any, other than the property owner as o f 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 Cler k 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 Cler k 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 o f 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. I f you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure o f documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 7/15/2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ R. Delacruz Deputy Cler k 448764 CN/CB 8/1,8/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000367 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vsJuan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca, Husband and Wife, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: Juan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935 and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under, or against the named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 18, BLOCK 2150, FORT LABELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a cop[y of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 1st day of August, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER Circuit and County Courts By: S. Miller Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 449524 CN 8/8,15/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/23/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 FORD 2FTDF0720VCA05397 2003 CHEVROLET 2G1WF52E739252085 1997 NISSAN JN1CA21D6VT816310 449677 CN 8/8/2013PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 449403 GCD 8/8 & 8/15/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on August 19th, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 1988 BMW VIN#WBABB2302J8858676 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 449226 CN 8/8/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Curtis Brown, TV speakers, A/C, miscellaneous boxes. • Property of: Sharanda Davis, Bedroom Suite, Matt & Box Spring, Headboard, miscellaneous boxes • Property of: Johnnie Dent, Bedroom Suite, Microwave, Refrigerator, Matt & Box, TV’s miscellaneous boxes. 449034 SUN 8/8,15/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here f irst! The classified ads Shop here f irst! The classified ads 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 8, 2013

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Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 115 W Ventura Avenue to consider the following: •Variance requests from Clean Cuts LLC for lot area and lot width at 402 East Trinidad and 414 East Sagamore Avenues All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting and the City Commission public hearing. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to a meeting. Please contact the city clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. CITY OF CLEWISTON Travis Reese Community Development Director 449680 CN 8/8/2013 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 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 2743 2008 1214334-010000P0140 Daisy W. Hill Lot 22, Block P, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449622 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 3431 2010 2024329-250000B0050 Daniel M. Vasquez Lot 5, Block B, CROSS-TIE MOBILE ESTATES, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 103, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449624 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 2686 2008 1214334-01000050100 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 10, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449621 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 3412 2010 2024329-12000110032 Dorothy Rose Rebele c/p Frank Williams Lots 11 thru 14, Block 11, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449623 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 2595 2009 1214334-010000Q0280 TN Hill c/o Tasha Hill-Henry Lots 36 and 37, Block Q, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449618 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 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 2965 2009 2024329-670000B0230 Mary Culliver Est c/o Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 26, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449619 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP The Board of Supervisors for the Port LaBelle Community Development District has scheduled a Budget Workshop for August 19, 2013, at 5:30 PM at the District of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Nancy Imhoff Chairman 449675 CN/CB 8/8 & 8/15/2013 HENDRY COUNTY LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY NOTICE OF WORKSHOP FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT REVISIONS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Local Planning Agency (LPA) will hold a workshop on August 28th beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of discussing revisions to the Economic Development Element in the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County LPA 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. Orvell Howard, Chair Hendry County Local Planning Agency 449681 CB/CN 8/8/2013 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 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 1960 2008 1254432-A0001760000 Luis D. & Marta Sardinas The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to a canal easement over and across the South 30 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 561, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449620 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 2343 2009 1314433-A0000260000 Ismael Fernandez & Omar Fernandez The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31. Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6026, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449616 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 8, 2013

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Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 1995 2009 1344432-A0000060000 Manuel & maritza Gonzalez & Edgar Gonzalez The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4392, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449615 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 2498 2009 1144334-A0000470200 Dwight Hat eld & Carrol C. Redish & Leroy Hare Est Begin at the Southwest corner of Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 28’ 25” East, 390 feet to Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 29’ 43” West, 158.66 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, 110 feet; thence South 00 degrees 29’ 43” East 158.71 feet; thence South 89 degrees 28’ 25” West, 110 feet to Point of Beginning, Excluding Right of Way. 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449617 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 1310 2009 1134432-A0002010000 Ruth Mercedes Reynolds Remudo The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3069, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449614 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 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 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 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 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 1st Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on July 19, 2013, the 1st Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed by the 1st Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan includes: Brighton Reservation 1) Harney Pond Road (60% Plans) Construction the Tribe is proposing to widen Harney Pond Road to provide a center two-way left turn lane to improve access to the adjacent properties and side streets. The proposed drainage system will use interconnected swales to provide water quality and will drain into existing outfall pipes and ditches located along the project site. 2) Danette Bowers Home Site and Access (NWP) construction of a 1.5-acre home site located along Jones Road within the Brighton residential community area. 3) Drinking Water Wells (7 4”) for Cattle the Tribe is proposing to construct seven (7) drinking water (4”) wells and several feedlots in addition to seven (7) 40’ wide x 50’ long x 5’ deep cooling ponds. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 449498 GCD 8/8/2013 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 8, 2013

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Library AnnouncementsLibrary opening hours will be changed as of August 6. The hours will be as follows: Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, ClosedMen’s Auxiliary DinnerThe Men’s Auxiliary Dinner will feature BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a drawing for cash prizes. For a small $10 donation, attendees receive 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. Dinner will be served at 12 p.m. and the drawing will be held at 8 p.m.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 Hendry County’s 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.Yard Sale and PancakesFirst United Methodist Church of Clewiston, located at 331 W. Osceola Ave., is having an indoor yard sale and pancake breakfast on Saturday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes: $6 donation for adults, $3 for children. Included in the yard sale is a dining room set, desks, and various furniture and household items. Everything must go! Please call 863.983.5269 for more information.New Teacher LuncheonWelcome to the community! First United Methodist Church of Clewiston invites all new teachers and administrators to be their guests at the annual New Teacher Luncheon on Thursday, August 15 at 12 p.m. The First United Methodist Church wants to bless the new teachers with great food, classroom supplies and door prizes! The First United Methodist Church is located at 331 W. Osceola Ave. Please call 863.983.5269 with questions.Walmart Customer Appreciation DayClewiston’s Walmart is hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes school supply giveaways, an arcade basketball tournament (winner receives $25 gift card), bounce house, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, face painting, eye exams, discounted hair cuts (inside store) and a dunk tank, where attendees can dunk the Walmart managers for $1 per ball or $3 for ve balls. The re ghters and re truck will be on-site, as will the Sheriff’s K9 unit, who will be also be doing nger printing.Sweetest Town Playground: Community BuildActive Citizens For Children (ACFC) is sponsoring the new Sweetest Town Playground, which will be located at 211 W Osceola Ave in Clewiston. ACFC needs volunteers for the community build event, which is scheduled for September 25 through 29. Childcare and meals will be provided to all who help with the project. They are also looking for artists or creative people to work the art/special features area of the build. For more information contact Wendy Kurtz at 863.228.4253 and wgkurtz@hotmail.com or on Facebook at Active Citizens for Children.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. Please call 863.983.5269 for more information.Tiger FootballIf you are interested in purchasing reserved seats for the 2013 Tiger football season, please contact Pete Walker or Marti Barnes at 863.983.1520. The rst Tiger football game is August 30! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The bride holds her A.A. Degree from Palm Beach State College and is seeking her Bachelors in Radiology and Imaging at Edison State College. She is employed at John Perry Insurance in Clewiston. The groom is an engineer at South Central Florida Express Railroad in Clewiston. MATTHEW SIMMONS CARISSA MORRELL Mr. and Mrs. Arturo I. Morrell of Clewiston, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Carissa Danielle Morrell to Matthew Floyd Simmons, son of Mr. Floyd Simmons of Moore Haven and Mrs. Karen Schmidt Simmons of Riverside, California. The bride is the granddaughter of Ms. Constance Wright, formerly of West Palm Beach, the late Mr. Dennis Gus Gostomski, formerly of Moore Haven, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Arturo CocoŽ and Perla Morrell of Clewiston. The groom is the grandson of Ms. Shirley Barone of San Jacinto, California, Mr. Bill Schmidt of Riverside, California, Ms. Susan Turner of Groveland, Florida and the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and Betty Simmons of Frostproof, Fla. The wedding took place at the beautiful Sentinel Beach in Yosemite National Park in California on June 12, 2013 at 4 Oclock in the afternoon. Miss Alicia Morrell, the brides sister, was maid of honor, along with bridesmaid, Miss Heather Simmons, sister of the groom, Mr. Nathan Simmons, the grooms brother, was the best man. Miss Haleigh Graham of Albuquerque, New Mexico, niece of the groom, was the ”ower girl and Mr. Alex Morrell, brother of the bride, was the ring bearer. After returning from their honeymoon to Alaska, the couple now resides in Clewiston. A quaint reception was held at the home of the brides parents on July 13, 2013. WEDDING 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 8, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION ray, the driver of the semi-trailer attempted to steer into the other lane to avoid hitting her. His attempt was unsuccessful, however, and the left front end of Murray’s 2006 Nissan Armada struck the semi-trailer, sending her vehicle onto the medium where it came to a nal rest. Murray suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The driver of the semi-trailer, Mauricio Flores, 54, of Naples, reported no injuries, according to the report released by FHP. It is still unknown why Murray was traveling in the opposite lane of traf c. FHP is awaiting the test result of Murray’s blood alcohol concentration. According to uncon rmed reports, Murray was seen turning onto U.S. 27 from Flaghole Road. Murray reportedly drove into the path of oncoming traf c, almost hitting a semi-trailer and a couple cars before ultimately colliding with Flores’ semi-trailer. One witness said that he ashed his lights and honked his horn at Murray as she was driving towards him, but Murray continued on her path. CrashContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ GIOVANNA MORAFLORESInvestigation DestinationPictured above are the puppeteers from VBS.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue the following permits modi cations with transfers and transfers with conditions for lands formerly known as the McDaniel Ranch which lands in their entirety were located in Sections 1-27, 29-30, 34-36 Township 47 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County Florida, west of CR 837, south of the Deer Fence Canal bisected by CR 833. The permits result from the sale of properties such that the permits are requested in the name of the owner. No changes to the land use, irrigated acreage, crop types, sources or allocation is requested. J. W. McDaniel Sr., Inc., 32800 CR833, Clewiston, Fl 33440 was issued permit 26-01061-W (application 130507-21) for the watering of 500 head of cattle with an annual allocation of 2.19 million gallons (0.1824 MG month) and Corrected Permit 26-00623-P (application 13057-18) for the remaining 3,980 acres consisting of 408.9 acres of active agriculture, 3,551 acres of non-active agriculture, and approximately 20 acres of borrow pit. The following permits were issued or transferred for lands no longer owned by J. W. McDaniel Sr., Inc.: Permits 26-00623-P-02 (application 130507-10); 26-01141-W (application 130507-22); 26-01136-W (application 130507-11); 26-00707-W (application 130507-13) 26-00623-P-03 (application 130507-7); 26-01135-W (application 130507-14); 26-00938-W (application 130507-16); 26-01142-W (application 130507-23). The Staff Report(s) and Notice of permit(s) modi cation with transfer and transfer(s) setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The Petition must be led with the Of ce of the District Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document led by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 449613 CN 8/8/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 8, 2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads

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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe maroon-colored car that alleged underage drinker Zoyla Reyna, 19, of Clewiston, was driving made a series of swerves and delayed stops before being pulled over by a Clewiston Police of cer, according to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department. The stench of alcohol that supposedly oozed from Reyna's car as the of cer asked for her license and registration only expedited the process of performing the inevitable eld sobriety test. Reyna was unable to stand steadily on her feet and used her car door for balance, but she did not deny the fact that she had been drinking when the of cer asked if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages, according to the report. The eld sobriety test then proceeded. During her second test, the one-legged stand, Reyna interjected that "she ain't doing this f---ing s---" and insisted that the of cer take her to jail, according to the report. The of cer concluded that one last test should be conducted, and Reyna attempted the nger to nose. Reyna's frustration culminated in the premature end of the test and she once again insisted that the of cer take her to jail, according to the report. The of cer acquiesced and placed Reyna under arrest for driving under the in uence. While the of cer attempted to place Reyna in hand restraints, Reyna became combative, according to the report, and used her 19-year-old strength to pull away from the of cer while grabbing a second of cer on the scene, scratching his forearm and hand. Once the of cers placed Reyna in hand restraints, they attempted to place her in the backseat of their patrol car. That was about the time when things took a messy turn. According to the report, Reyna began urinating on the back seat of the of cers' patrol car and, as if that were not enough, she also began kicking the window of the car, requiring the of cers to call on the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce for assistance -their vehicles have metal bars on the windows for suchlike situations. Reyna was eventually transported to the Clewiston Police Department and charged with DUI, battery on an of cer, resisting an of cer with violence and cited for failing to maintain a single lane, according to the report. Blotter: She Went Kicking and Screaming 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 8, 2013Arrested on 7/30/13, by Of cer Rojas For Fugitive from justice in state O in Luis Perez, 64 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 8/3/13, by Of cer Rojas For DUI c e No Photo AvailableHermelindo Diego-Lopez, 26Arrested on 08/03/13 For simple asslt on person 65 years of age or older; prob violation 65 vi Billy James Garnto, 23Arrested on 08/04/13 For dui-unlaw bld alch dui alcohol or drugs; battery on of cer re ghter emt etc; resist of cer with violence a l of si s Zoyla Esparanza Reyna, 19 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZMary the ClownPictured above is Mary the Clown who entertained the children at Community Fun Day.