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The Clewiston news
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Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
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SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2013 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $229 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Only state title & license fees 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 $2150 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savin g s. Ima g e is for illustration purposes onl y Offer ends 08/31/13 T, A V. N M P L T S W P PHOTO / DALE CONYERSA prayer ceremony was held in LaBelle on Wednesday for Zachary Reyna, the LaBelle boy who recently contracted Naegleria Fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba. Reyna remains at the Miami Children’s Hospital battling the rare disease. For his story, see Page 19. Community Joins in Prayer for Zachary Reyna BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA 19-year-old Gulf Coast Community College student was arrested on August 2 after dozens of vials of anabolic steroids were found in his vehicle, according to Sheriff Steve Whidden of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HSCO). MacGregor Duke Monroe, 19, of Fort Myers, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription after Sheriff Whidden found the vials during a routine traf c stop. According to Sheriff Whidden, Monroe was driving down S.R. 80 with an expired Lee County tag on his license plate. When Sheriff Whidden pulled him over, Monroe explained that he had already received a ticket earlier in the week because of his tag. Sheriff Whidden proceeded to ask if anything illegal was in the car, to which Monroe replied there was not, Steroids Land Man in JailDozens of vials of anabolic steroids found in Gulf Coast Comm. College student’s car BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsHundreds of families waited as patiently as possible in the summer heat on Saturday, August 10 to take advantage of the Florida Community Health Center’s (FCHC) Kids’ Expo. The event featured free school supplies, free hearing, dental and eye screenings, free school shots and several different displays advertising information on topics such as nutrition, hurricane safety and school bus safety. With so many free services offered, it was dif cult to keep the crowd moving. Outside the Health Center, a line of people was almost constantly visible during the event’s four-hour duration. At the front of the line, Juan, a father and grandfather, Making Health a Back-to-School Community Health Center hosts Kids’ Expo for back-to-school screenings and supplies BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsSome travelled only a few miles, others travelled over 2,000, but distance was relative to the majority of Belle Glade High School’s graduating class of 1964, who celebrated their 50th high school reunion on Saturday, August 10 at Sonny’s BBQ in Clewiston. Organized by Dale Spikes, Maria Busbee, Sharon Lennon, Franklin Shutts and Cecilia Sullivan -all 1964 graduates of former Belle Glade High School -the reunion was a time for former classmates to reminisce, reconnect and relive old memories from the “glory days.” It took the organizing group more than three years to track down most of their classmates, though having had numerous reunions before the big 5-0 helped the search somewhat. Maria Busbee, part of the organizing committee, attributed the group’s success at nding classmates to hard work and a lot of help, especially from modern conveniences, like email. However, even after three years of searching, Busbee admitted that the group was unable to locate all of their classmates. Of the 96 original classmates, 28 came for the reunion on Saturday. Add in their spouses and even a few moms and dads, and the back room of Sonny’s BBQ became alive with raconteurs, chatter and the BG High Grads Celebrate 50 YearsFormer classmates reunited at Sonny’s BBQ in Clewiston for 50th high school reunion SEE REUNION 8 SEE DRUGS  18 SEE COMMUNITY  11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Hendry County School BoardAnnounces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under theNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMSAny interested person may review a copy of the policy by contactingDarrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975, or call (863) 674-4113Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contain s complete income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, housethe school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674-4108. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service membe r’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; • Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy DARRELL HARRIS will review applications and determine eligibilGordon Swaggerty, 475 East Osceola Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Telephone # (863) 674-4620Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALSEffective from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 To determine annual income: • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: “In accordance with Federal Law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is pro2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 ISSUE: Common CoreClaudia Gonzalez: Common core is useless, utter garbage. It’s a system of brainwash. It dumbs kids down, that’s why so many ethical teachers have quit. Common core is meant to turn kids into mindless little liberals. There’s no content in the material, it’s just brainwashing to get kids to think a certain way. It trains them to use emotion and not logic, that’s why most of the world rejected common core. The way math is done with this core will prevent them from being able to do calculus in the future. We’ll have a useless population. The way language arts is done with this core is having the kids learn to use emotional words that have impact, which falls in the category of brainwash. We’ll have a population who can’t read, write or express themselves. The kids will be raised by the government, don’t you all realize this? This is so sad. It’s a horrible, gut-wrenching feeling to know that this is what the education system has become. Please people, if you can afford it, send your kids to private school. I’m so glad I teach in private school. 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. COMMUNITY OPINIONSEditor’s Note: The following quotes are a sampling of the most popular discussion comments on The Clewiston News’ Facebook page. New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for Clewiston Middle SchoolAll students being picked up and dropped off in the mornings and afternoons will need to do so in the west parking lot (gymnasium side) of the school. Parents will enter the parking lot from Pasadena Ave. and exit onto Lopez St. There will be absolutely no drop-off or pick-up allowed in the front of the school this year. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. We are looking forward to a great school year! SCHOOL BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOAbove is the new location for child pick-up. PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZChester the CheetahPictured is Giovanni giving Cheeto’s mascot Chester the Cheetah a smooch at Walmart’s Customer Appreciation Day on August 10. ‘TIS THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER. LEFT BLOOMING ALONE. -MOORE

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Fish CrowBY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonFish Crows are found across much of the eastern United States, from Massachusetts to south Florida and along the Gulf Coast to southern Texas. Resident and migratory Fish Crows are common in Florida’s coastal areas and many inland cities. These hefty, wellproportioned birds have heavy bills, sturdy legs and broad wings. Adults have glossy black feathers and are slightly smaller than an American Crow. Immature birds are not as glossy and their rst-year feathers can become brownish from wear. The oldest recorded Fish Crow lived to be 14 years and six months old. The Fish Crow’s most common call is a short nasal caw that sounds like someone saying “uh-uh”. When they are on the ground, the often call and puff out their necks and body feathers, forming a ragged ruff on their throat. These Crows make a shorter, higher-pitched call when they are in large groups, perched or while in ight. These birds are often found sharing the same habitat as American Crows near water in towns, parks or docks. In addition to waterfront habitats, they are often seen foraging on agricultural elds, golf courses, land lls and wooded areas. They eat almost anything they can nd. These small crows often eat invertebrates, carrion, bird eggs, berries, fruit and seeds. They are opportunistic birds who will often rob eggs from the nests of wading birds and songbirds, dig up turtle eggs or steal food from Crows, Gulls, Ibis and Ospreys. Their surplus food is often hidden in grass, Spanish moss or crevices for later use. Nesting adults will use these caches when feeding their young. Fish Crows are very social birds and form ocks of several hundred or more during the winter or migration. These Crows will join together or team up with American Crows to mob predators, including hawks, raccoons, owls and even humans. Their nests are often built in evergreens, palms, mangroves or other trees. They will nest in Heron colonies, but pairs of these crows will not normally nest within 100 yards of each other. The mated pair is secret and silent during nest-building and incubation. The female gathers the nesting materials and builds the nest without her mate’s help. The bulky nest of sticks, usually built six feet or less above the ground, is about 19 inches across when completed. The cup, which is about ve inches across, is lled with soil, brous bark, Spanish moss, pine needles, hair, grass and other materials. Egg laying usually occurs in April or May. Four to ve bluish or grayish-green eggs marked with brown or gray spots are incubated for 16 to 18 days. The young, who are born helpless, edge at about 21 days of age. Watch for Fish Crow around Lake Okeechobee and inland rivers and creeks. For information about the free escorted driving trips to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) on August 17 or September 21, visit www. hendrygladesaudubon.org or call 863.674.0695. Reservations are required for these escorted driving trips. PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured above is the Fish Crow. “Watch for Fish Crow around Lake Okeechobee and inland rivers and creeks.”— Margaret England Meet Mama and her pups! Mama is an American Pit bull. She and her puppies were abandoned on CR 720 near Clewiston last week. Mama and her puppies are energetic and lovable and they need a good home. If you are interested in adopting Mama or her puppies -or all three! -please contact Clewiston Animal Control at 863.983.1474 or stop in at their facility located at 1320 S. Olympia Street in Clewiston. Animal of the Week PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZ

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON USE OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS COLLECTED ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida (BOCC), at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering a change in the use of non-ad valorem special assessments collected on residential properties located within the West Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. Currently, an assessment in the amount of $100 per dwelling unit is levied on residential properties within the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU. In 2011, the assessment was raised from $75 to $100 to pay for completion and operation of the recreation complex under development on Forrey Drive. e BOCC is considering changing the use of the assessment revenues to contribute not only to the completion and operation of the recreation complex but also to the costs associated with the design and construction of an 18hole golf course adjacent to the recreation complex. e assessment amount would not change; only the use of the revenues collected from the assessment. e assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and will be collected annually until the BOCC discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of increased non-ad valorem special assessments on residential properties located within the East Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessments is for expanded recreational programming, capital improvements, required maintenance, and payment of debt owed by the East Hendry County Recreational MSBU to the County general fund. e amount of the assessment within the Central County Water Control District is proposed to increase from $20 per dwelling unit to $40 per dwelling unit per year, and the assessment on each dwelling unit in the remainder of the eastern portion of the unincorporated County is proposed to increase from $50 per dwelling unit to $100 per dwelling unit per year. e proposed assessments will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessments will be collected annually until the County Commission discontinues them. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magni ed. Unfortunately, underage drinking and driving is all too prevalent. Nearly a quarter of American high school students said that in the past 30 days, they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol, according to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. While parents can play an active role in helping prevent their kids from dangerous behaviors like drunk driving, they can't be everywhere at once. Luckily, new technologies are making it easier for communities to stop this life-threatening problem in its tracks while kids are out of the house. For example, barZapp, an ID veri cation mobile app, allows users to use their smartphone to quickly verify the authenticity of an ID card, making it easier for bars and restaurants to protect their patrons. Users aim a smartphone at the barcode on a driver's license to instantly read and verify the encoded information and display the results -including the bearer's name, date of birth, height, weight, eye color, hair color, gender, issue date, expiration date, issuing jurisdiction and ID number. "When lives are at stake, a bartender or server should not have to rely solely on a hunch," says Dr. Nelson Ludlow, the CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, the technology company behind the barZapp app. "It's a low-cost solution for establishments to deter underage drinking, so you can expect to see more and more venues adopting this technology." More information about this potentially lifesaving technology can be found at www.icmobil. com. So what can parents do to protect their kids from themselves? Being involved in your kids' lives is crucial. Here are some ways to become more vigilant: Ask questions: When kids are heading out the door to meet with friends, be sure to ask plenty of questions. Where are you going? Who will be there? When will you be home? Set a curfew: Even on weekends, a curfew is important. Parents can rest easy when they know they can expect kids to return home at a certain time. Meet friends: Get to know your children's friends and their parents. Encourage them to spend time with friends who are responsible and mature. Plan activities: Binge drinking and boredom go hand in hand. Provide alternative sources of fun for your kids so they won't turn to drinking for lack of anything better to do. It's no secret that teenagers are prone to make bad decisions. But parents can play in uential roles in helping kids make smarter choices. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Best Vision Exam is the answer to your eye health and your wallet. Call us today for details on back to school specials 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 A con rmed case of Naegleria fowleri has been reported in Glades County. Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba") is a microscopic single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater, such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Infections usually occur when it is hot for prolonged periods of time, which results in higher water temperatures and lower water levels. The peak season for this amoeba is July, August and September. Naegleria fowleri infections are rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28 infections were reported in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012. The infections occurred from exposure to contaminated recreational water. Naegleria fowleri infections cannot be caused by drinking contaminated water and the amoeba is not found in salt water. Initial symptoms of PAM usually start within one to seven days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures and hallucinations. After the start of symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. Naegleria fowleri is found in many warm freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers in the United States, but mostly in southern-tier states. The low number of infections makes it dif cult to know why a few people have been infected compared to the millions of other people that used the same or similar waters across the U.S. The only way to prevent a Naegleria fowleri infection is not to participate in freshwater-related activities. However, following these tips can help prevent infection: Limit the amount of water that enters the nose by holding it shut, using nose clips, or not going under water when taking part in warm freshwater-related activities. Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low water levels. Avoid digging in or stirring up the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas. For more information about Naegleria fowleri, please visit the CDC website: http://www.cdc. gov/parasites/naegleria/ Con rmed Case of Naegleria FowleriRisks of Swimming in Freshwater Lakes, Ponds and Canals How to Protect Your Kids from Underage Drinking and Driving COURTESY PHOTONew technologies are helping businesses verify the authenticity of IDs.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem assessment on vacant residential lots within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $24 per vacant lot to $36 per vacant lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the lot connects to the water system. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 1 MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem special assessment on properties located within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting District No. 1 Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessment is for maintenance and operation of street lighting within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting District No. 1 MSBU. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $35 per lot to $60 per lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the County Commission discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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ash of cameras. Since graduating 50 years ago, many of the Belle Glade graduates have stayed relatively close to their alma mater. Larry Kersey, who lives in Palm Coast, is a retired police of cer. He spent four years with the former Belle Glade Police Department and 23 years with the Riviera Beach Police Department. Now that Kersey is retired, he enjoys volunteering with his church, playing golf and spending time with his four grandsons. Sharon Lennon, one of the members of the organizing committee, lives in Lakeland with her husband Jay. Lennon is a licensed clinical social worker with two masters degrees under her belt. Lennon has participated in numerous high school reunions since graduating in 1964 and said that many times, her class "teamed up" with other graduating classes for combined reunions. Lennon said she cannot count how many times she and her classmates have actually reunited since graduation. Maria Busbee, another key member of the organizing team, still lives in Belle Glade and has worked in the real estate division of Royal's Furniture for over 30 years. Maria's classmates praised her for her dedication in organizing the event. Lennon said Maria did most of the work; and Maria's ability to corral her classmates into three different, organizedfor-the-most-part, group photographs demonstrated that. Though they all chose different paths after high school, a common memory each classmate shared was the safe, small-town community they remember from the 60s. Kersey grew up in South Bay and remembers fondly how families could leave their doors unlocked, even for weeks at a time, without fear of someone breaking in. "You could leave on vacation for a month with your doors unlocked, come back, and your house would be the same as you left it. South Bay was like Mayberry, that's how I remember it," said Kersey. Busbee, with tears welling in her eyes, remembered how close every family was to one another and referred to the communities of Belle Glade and South Bay as "Small Town, USA." All the parents helped with all of the kids, she said, it did not matter if it were your kid or the neighbors kid, anyone in need would be helped. Though many things have changed since these classmates graduated, one thing remains constant: their love for each other. Posing for the millionth time for the millionth picture, these old friends could still joke with one another and laugh as the once easy task of kneeling on the ground proved otherwise 50 years later. And as the classmates celebrated the past 50 years, they looked forward to many more happy, healthy years to come. While the former classmates schmoozed and reminisced, another celebration was also taking place. Tucked away in a corner booth were Mr. and Mrs. David Motes, mother and father of Sharon Lennon. These two love birds were celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary. Married on June 20, 1941, David Motes was sent almost immediately to the Philippine Islands to serve in the army's aircraft artillery during WWII. Mary Lou Motes waited patiently for her new husband to return safely and the two have been sharing their lives together ever since. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZPictured is the Belle Glade High School Class of 1964 as they pose for a group picture at their 50th reunion at Sonny’s BBQ Restraurant in Clewiston on August 10. ReunionContinued From Page 1

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Wood staining is crucial for protecting siding, outdoor furniture, play sets and decks from damage and deterioration. Before beginning any staining project, make sure the wood surface has been properly prepared. Pick a day to work that is between 50 and 90 degrees and when cold or wet weather is not expected within 48 hours. Remember: staining projects can be labor intensive, particularly when working on a large surface. To reduce project time, team up with a friend. Have one person use a roller to apply a layer of stain, while the other person uses a brush to go over it. This speeds up the staining process by an estimated 32 percent, according to Flood Wood Care. To avoid bending over in a way that is stressful to back and knees, attach a pole to the brush. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle and Clewiston to better serve the south lake area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 905 West Ventura Ave € Clewiston(Sharing of“ce space with Dr. Nelson) Orthopedic Services Only Starting June 13Call us for your next appointment at 1-877-675-5810 David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Visit our website at: www.jointteam.com Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/jointteam 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThere’s a legend about a king who decided to set a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard. Four nalists were brought forward. The rst person was a wealthy philanthropist. The people were told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor. The second person was a celebrated physician. They were told the doctor was highly deserving of the honor because he had rendered faithful and dedicated service to the sick for many years. The third person was a distinguished judge. They were told that the judge was worthy because he was noted for his wisdom, fairness and brilliant decisions. The fourth person was an elderly woman. She hardly looked the part of someone who would be honored as the greatest subject in the kingdom. People were intrigued and somewhat puzzled when the king chose to honor her as the greatest and asked who she was. The answer came: “You see the philanthropist, the doctor and the judge? Well, she was their teacher!” The profession of teaching dates back to the third millennium B.C., and school texts dating from 2500 B.C. have been unearthed that included such topics as botany, geology and mathematics. Classes were held from sunrise to sunset and the discipline in these schools was extremely strict. The early Hebrews were given a strict injunction to teach their children at home, which was a logical development for nomadic people. As times became more settled, prophets followed the parents as teachers, gathering around themselves small groups of disciples whom they instructed. It wasn’t until the Jews returned from Exile that organized schools appeared. These schools were the synagogue schools, which replaced the Temple as a place for instruction in things holy (which for the Jews were the only things worth knowing in life). Synagogues became common throughout Palestine and were used even after the rebuilding of the Temple. Students learned Deuteronomy, Psalm and Proverbs, and memorized other parts of the writings, as well. By New Testament times, parents were required to enroll their children in school at the age of six or seven. The Torah was the basic text on the elementary level and children learned their lessons by the process of constant repetition. In addition to Torah, they received instructions in reading, writing and arithmetic. For young people of ability, and for those who could be spared from the household, there were higher level schools. The teacher, who was always male, sat on a raised platform with his students sitting on the ground around him in a semi-circle. In Talmudic times, the student to teacher ratio was no more than 25 to one. Teachers in the elementary schools were paid by the parents of the pupils, while teachers of the higher level students were unpaid and had to earn their livings at a second vocation. Teachers were exempt from paying taxes and could discipline their students in any way they chose. One favorite method was the use of a strap of reeds on inattentive students! Imagine trying to get away with that today! Also, we shouldn’t forget the great respect in which the teacher was held. The word “teacher” was frequently used as a term of respect and was found coupled with “lord” and “king.” In Ephesians 4:11, teachers are listed among those who have received divine gifts and were given equal standing to leaders in the church and community. Teachers, we still thank God for you and honor you for all you do and are! Religion ColumnIn Honor of Teachers COURTESY PHOTO Use These Tips to Make Wood Staining Simpler

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public about the health risks associated with illicit synthetic substances. Often used to achieve the same high typically produced by drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamines, illicit synthetic substances are life-threatening and addictive. “Illicit synthetic drugs are dangerous to Florida’s children, adults and families,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “These drugs destroy lives and are threats to public health and safety.” The number of people using illicit synthetic drugs is growing in Florida. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that in 2012, Florida poison control centers received 5,202 calls involving exposures to illicit synthetic substances, a considerable spike compared to 2,906 calls in 2010. Synthetic marijuana, often known as “K2” or “Spice,” is one of the substances whose popularity is “alarmingly high,” as noted by the Of ce of National Drug Control Policy. According to the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey of drug-use trends among youth, 11.4 percent of 12th graders used K2 or Spice in the past year, ranking it the second most common illicit drug used by that age group. Often sold as incense and falsely marketed as “natural,” labels of Spice claim the product contains a psycho-active material taken from plants. Chemical analyses actually reveal that the active ingredients are, instead, synthetic cannabinoid compounds. Because these chemicals are considered to have high potential for abuse and no medical bene t, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) designated its ve active chemicals as Schedule I controlled substances, making them illegal to sell, buy or process. Anyone experiencing an adverse reaction to an illicit synthetic substance should contact their local poison center at 1.800.222.1222. Synthetic Drugs May Pose RiskThe Florida Department of Health Warns of Health Risks Associated with Illicit Synthetic Drugs COURTESY PHOTO There may be some credence to the old saying that “beauty comes from within.” Scienti c research shows that the appearance of one’s skin can be directly affected by the vitamins, nutrients and minerals one feeds her body. Craving a healthy glow? Pricey spa treatments are one way to temporarily improve the look of one’s skin, but why not improve skin woes from the inside out? Here are three ingredients for healthy skin: Vitamin E: Vitamin E works as an antioxidant and is important for healthy skin. Luckily, it’s found naturally in some of the tastiest foods, such as kiwi, eggs, nuts and green leafy vegetables. Cooking with olive oil is another easy way to get a dose of vitamin E. So in lieu of french fries, try sauting some spinach in olive oil for a healthful complexion-friendly side dish. Vitamin E supplements may also be used as an alternative. Astaxanthin: Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells, organs and body tissues from oxidative damage more powerfully than many other members of its carotenoid chemical family, including beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein. “Astaxanthin supports healthy skin, especially during sun exposure, acting as a force eld to prevent toxic, unstable free radical molecules from attacking your skin and causing premature aging,” says Dr. Gerald R. Cysewski, Ph.D, chief scienti c of cer of Nutrex Hawaii, a nutritional supplement manufacturer. Unfortunately, astaxanthin cannot be found simply by taking a trip down the produce aisle at the grocery store. There are only two main natural sources: the microalgae that produce it and the sea creatures that consume the algae, such as salmon, shell sh and krill. Incorporating astaxanthin into the diet through supplements is also a possibility. Beyond supporting healthy skin, a daily dose of 4 mg of astaxanthin may improve cardiovascular health, boost immunity and promote a healthy in ammation balance. Vitamin B Complex: For a thorough beauty treatment, be sure to get plenty of vitamin B. Biotin, which is found in vitamin B complex, is necessary for healthy skin, hair and nails. Biotin is found naturally in liver, Swiss chard, whole grains and soybeans. Better Diet Can Improve Your Looks There may be some credence to the old saying that “beauty comes from within.” had been waiting over an hour in the hot sun before he and his family reached the Center’s air-conditioned building. Juan and his family came to the expo for school supplies and vaccinations. Behind Juan and his family, Maria waited patiently in line with her family. Maria had also been waiting over an hour and had to take multiple trips to her car because of the sleeping infant in her arms. Like many families attending the expo, Maria brought her six children to pick up free school supplies, but planned on utilizing all of the services offered, including the free vaccinations. Inside the Center, several different booths were set up around the waiting area giving out free goods and information. The rst booth, sponsored by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce and the Clewiston Masonic Lodge, offered free child identi cation kits. The kits act as a safety precaution and include such information as the child’s ngerprint and pictures; the information is entered into a database where it can be easily accessed in case of an emergency. Brenda Hoots, supervisor of elections for Hendry County, was volunteering at the booth and said about 50 kits were completed as of 12 p.m., two hours before the end of the event. Juan Gaure, of Hendry County Recycle, was at the expo handing out school supplies made from recycled material, including rulers, pencils, highlighters, crayons, book covers, water bottles and frisbees -for recess, of course. Teresa Coco and Bianca Ross, of Drug Free Hendry County and the Hendry County Tobacco Prevention Program, were giving out free information on drug and tobacco prevention, as well as nutrition tips, bus safety tips, pencils and erasers. Next door, the Fresh-2-U booth was handing out dixie cup-sized portions of fresh fruit, vegetables, yogurt and cheese cubes. Fresh-2-U is a healthy eating program created by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Fresh-2-U encourages children to eat at least ve servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day and challenges kids and parents to try 20 new fruits and vegetables throughout the school year, according to the FDACS. At the start of the expo, families were given a blue sheet indicating the different “sites” they could visit, including the information booths and screening areas. Families were asked to mark off each site they visited and to give the sheets to an FCHC volunteer before leaving the expo. According to Hoots, the FCHC will use the sheets to see which services each family utilized at the expo, in order to get a better picture of the community’s needs. This year, the expo featured 21 different sites for families to visit. CommunityContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZDozens of people waited in line to participate in the Community Health Center’s Kids’ Expo, which offered free school supplies, free health screenings and free school shots.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a nonad valorem special assessment on commercial properties located within the West Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to raise funds to design and construct an 18-hole golf course adjacent to the recreation complex currently under development on Forrey Drive. All commercial parcels are proposed to be assessed a at amount of $750 per parcel, plus an assessment based upon driving distance from the golf course. e farthest parcel within the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU will be assessed $5,821 for the part of the assessment based on distance. Parcels will be assessed more based upon being closer to the golf course using a formula based upon the relative distance of the subject parcel compared to the farthest parcel. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector annually for 30 years in approximately equal installments. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR A PORTION OF PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment on vacant residential lots within a portion of the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines. e amount of the proposed assessment is $36 per vacant lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the lot connects to the water system. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 The Lady Tigers practiced all summer long to compete in the 2013 National 3v3 Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Their hard work paid off when they placed second in the 17-and-under Gold Division. Their journey, however, was far from easy! As such a young team, Kaci Pittman was the only player out of six who knew how to play the confusing game of 3v3 soccer. Scheduling practices between the player’s vacation days, Coach Martinez managed to teach the girls not only the basics of the game, but how to play the game at a high level of competition. For the duration of the summer, each girl left for a period of time for their annual family vacation trips. Because of this, there were days that Coach Martinez only had two girls at practice. Crystal Vazquez left for a whole month on vacation, causing her to only have three days of practice before the tournament. Even with less practice than the other girls, Crystal still played exceptionally well, using her defensive skills to the Lady Tiger’s advantage! As frustrating as the summer was, the girls pulled through as a team and made their parents proud! The most improved player on the team was Abigail Nunez, according to Coach Martinez, who said, “The player she was at the beginning of the summer compared to the player she is now is a tremendous difference! I coached her through JV soccer season with Coach Steve Flynn and have never seen her play as well as she did during the tournament! She is becoming a great soccer player!” The Lady Tigers only had one other team that matched their age group (15 and under). There was one 16-and-under team and three 17-and-under teams, which caused the Lady Tigers to be placed two age groups older than they originally were playing. In the championship game, Abigail Villarreal scored the only goal against the 17-andunder Hammer Heads. The two most experienced girls on the team, Kaci Pittman and Marissa Espino, were also key players on the team due to their defensive skills, ability to read the eld and their accurate shots on goal. “I had to have at least one of them on the eld at all times because they kept the speed of play smooth and aggressive,” said Coach Martinez. The youngest and most aggressive on the team, Megan Pittman, 13, competed equally as well as the older girls against more experienced players. The girls showed everyone that age doesn’t matter in sports! The Lady Tigers made it the furthest into the tournament out of three other Clewiston teams competing that weekend. This tournament was their rst of many more to come! One special thank you to Mike and Dina Pittman of Cross Training Ministries, “It wouldn’t have been possible with out the both of you,” said Coach Martinez. Congratulations girls, we are so proud of you! 3v3 Lady Tigers Soccer Wins SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above from left to right are Coach Ricky Martinez -22 years old, Abigail Villarreal -15 years old, Abigail Nunez -14 years old, Crystal Vazquez -15 years old, Kaci Pittman -15 years old, Megan Pittman -13 years old, and Marissa Espinoza -15 years old. PHOTOS/ MELISSA BELTZWalmart Customer Appreciation DayOn the left pictured is Andre Skeete getting his face painted at Walmart’s Customer Appreciation Day on August 10. On the right pictured from left to right are Dreyaunna Skeete, Andre Skeete and Taliyah Doctor dancing at Walmart’s Customer Ap preciation Day on August 10.

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Employment Full Time 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! Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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Employment Full TimeBURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com 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 Patient Advocates Clewiston, FL. MEDS, Patient Advocacy leader, is seeking a candidate to work w/ uninsured clients on Medicaid and charity programs in Clewiston. The schedule is parttime and will include evenings and Saturdays. Bilingual skills preferred. Competitive salary. Resumes to: Amy.Meyer@ BHS-MEDS.com EOE. Employment Full Time Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements: Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies; experience supporting telecommunications equipment. OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n OSPF, EIGRP, PIM. LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP. GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP. Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar .com New Home Health Agency seeking caring RN’s, LPN,s and HHA’s for perdiem Medicare Home Health visits. Excellent pay with work in your community. Please call 561-345-3448 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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 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. 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!. 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 HORSESHOE ACRES For sale by Owner. 3/2 older dbl wide. Reduced $39,900, owner nancing with $10K down. (863) 517-0188. 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 NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop to discuss the proposed 2013-2014 budgets for advertising purposes on the following date: Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M The budget workshop will be held in the County Commissioners Chambers, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida. Everyone is invited to attend. 450142 GCD 8/15/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 28 de Agosto de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 449218 CN 8/15/2013 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000594 EAA A-1 Flow Equalization Basin Palm Beach County, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for the EAA A-1 FLOW EQUALIZATION BASIN, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL. This Project includes, but is not limited to, construction of approximately 21 miles of earthen levees, fteen (15) water control structures, two (2) in ow channels, ve (5) boat ramps and four (4) parking areas, seventeen (17) stilling wells, and an out ow collection and conveyance canal that will route water to the NNRC upstream of existing pump station G-370. In addition to the construction of these Project features, the Project requires that existing onsite agricultural pump stations be demolished, existing muck piles and roads be degraded and the construction of earth plugs in numerous existing agricultural canals. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013 AT 10:00 AM, at the District’s Clewiston Field Station, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. For directions call (863) 983-1431. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 449895 CN 8/15 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE: 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 PUBLIC 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 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 IN THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 502013CP002439XXXXMB IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY NUNEZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Anthony Nunez, deceased, whose date of death is December 20, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number the address of which is Palm Beach County Courthouse, Probate Division, le number 502013CP002439XXXXMB, the address of which is 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. The name and address of the Personal Representative’s attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must le their claims with this court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS (3) OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the Decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS AUGUST 15, 2013. Personal Representative: Annette Dato Attorney for Personal Representative: KAREN ESTRY, ESQUIRE LAW OFFICES OF HARVEY M. ALPER 516 Douglas Avenue, Suite 1106 Post Of ce Box 162967 Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-2967 (407) 869-0900 (407) 869-4905 Florida Bar #91051 Estrylegal@aol.corn Cjsparalegal@aol.com (secondary email) 449836 8/15,22/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-142 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-4, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as servicer, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, DEBBIE SANDOVAL CORTEZ A/K/A DEBBIE D. CORTEZ, VICENTE CORTEZ,JR. A/K/A VICENTE CORTEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEBBIE SANDOVAL CORTEZ A/K/A DEBBIE D. CORTEZ, VICENTE CORTEZ, JR., A/K/A VICENTE CORTEZ, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 34, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 175, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 28 X 60 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS FLFLV79AB13142HE31. Commonly known as; 1842 JOSHUA, BLVD., CLEWISTON, FL 33440. You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Rd. Ste 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original. with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 7th day of August, 2013. Clerk of Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 449979 CN 8/15,22/2013 PAHOKEE HOUSING AUTHORITY, INC. PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID FOR LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES BID NO. LM021080013 Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Pahokee Housing Authority, until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013, local time, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment, and performing all work necessary and incidental to Lawn Maintenance Services for L.L. Stuckey Homes; McClure Village; Padgett Island Homes; and Fremd Village, in accordance with the Pahokee Housing Authority’s plans, speci cations and contract documents. Speci cations and Instruction to Bidder are available upon request, by contacting Satyam Polineni, Ass’t. Executive/Finance Director, at the Central Of ce of the Authority, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476; telephone no. 561-924-5565; or by email at polineni@bell south.net. Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace. 449862 SUN 8/15/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a special Board meeting at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 23rd in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.450103 CN/CB 8/15/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.450161 CN/CB 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 08/30/2013, 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. 1993 TOYOTA JT4VN93D0P5034561 450164 CN 8/15/2013 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.NOTICE 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2396 2009 1314433-A0003380000 Lou’s Properties Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5865, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448381 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2056 2008 1264432-A0001950000 Ana Von Buren Wenzel The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 293, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448374 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3333 2010 2014329-01000410060 Sabitree Bhagwandin Lots 15 and 16, BUSH SUBDIVISION of LaBelle, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448397 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: HCGM, LLC, 6751 Professional Parkway, Suite 107, Sarasota, FL 34240, has submitted Application 130709-13 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00883-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 32, Township 45 South, Range 28 East. George D. and Barbara Thornton and Joseph D. Thornton (JD Thorton Nurseries SR 80 East) 1010 East US Highway 27, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 130715-15 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00909-W to irrigate 47 acres of nursery lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 450023 CN 8/15/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4028 2008 4104329-060000D0010 Praim Gagraj & Margha Mahabir Tract D, Block 2196, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of G-2, S 00 degrees 40’ 08” E, along East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY1013.9 feet to Point-of-Beginning; thence S 68 degrees 15’ 26” E, 220 feet; thence S 32 degrees 48’ 48” E, 220 feet to North right-of-way of Garden Road, West along right-of-way on curve, delta 03 degrees14’56”, radius 4850 feet, length 275.01 feet to point of compound curve to right, delta 90 degrees 06’ 50”, radius 46.36 feet, length 72.92 feet to the East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY; thence N 00 degrees 40’ 08” W, along East right-of-way 230 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013 Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448378 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 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 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 REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 449220 CN 8/15/2013 SOLE PURPOSE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FLORIDA RECREATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) GRANT FUNDS Notice is hereby given that a sole purpose public meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board Of ce Building, 310 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL to discuss the proposed use of Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant funds. This meeting is for the sole purpose of discussing the proposed LaBelle Regional Sports Complex Phase II project on Forrey Road. Questions can be directed to the Hendry County Grants & Special Projects Of ce at 863-675-5264. This public meeting is being conducted in a handicap accessible location. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 450155 CN/CB 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 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 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 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 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013Arrested on 8/11/13, by Of cer Garrett For DUI O Julissia Garcia, 34Arrested on 8/8/13, by Sergeant Hunt For Larceny, theft is more than $300 but less than $5000 ge th $5 Sheryl Acevedo, 39Arrested on 8/7/13, by Sergeant Malley For Fugitive from justice in state Jli i ge in Dorian Osceola, 32 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 8/7/13, by Sergeant Hunt For Burglary of unoccupied conveyance; larceny, theft is more than $300 but less than $5,000; dealing in stolen property ge pi th le st Luis Hernandez, 48Arrested on 8/6/13, by Sergeant Clay For Possession of cocaine Sh er yl A ce A r g eant Fo No Photo AvailableJoaquin Garcia, 43 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.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.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!Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinners Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. there will be food and fellowship at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston located at 331 W. Osceola Avenue. There is a $7 suggested donation for allyou-care-to-eat dinners. Donations help sponsor various ministries. Children and youth eat free. Kingdom Kids, a program for children through the 5th grade, begins after dinner. Youth fellowship gathers from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please call 863.983.5269 with any questions.VFW Ladies Auxiliary HappeningsThe Ladies Auxiliary, on behalf of many, many children and their families, would like to say "Thank You" to the all the folks and business who came together for the success of "Community Fun Day". The Ladies Auxiliary was able to give away a variety of school supplies, great raf e prizes, sno-cones, baked goods and face painting because of the generous donations from MCM Paints, Walgreens, Bank of Belle Glade, The Place for Insurance, Performance NAPA, Ace Hardware, Gilbert's Jewelry, Pzazz Salon, K&M Pharmacy, Lyons Printing, Veterans of the VFW, Men's Auxiliary of the VFW and many friends of the LA members. A big thanks from the LA sisters to Tony Coverdale, Harry Kellogg and Connie Waldron for volunteering their time to help the VFW that day. The Ladies Auxiliary has raf e tickets for a 9" Tablet with Keyboard and Case. There are a limited number of tickets and the drawing will be held on Saturday, August 31. Ticket holders do not need to be present in order to win. Raf e tickets may be purchased from a Ladies Auxiliary member or at the VFW Post. Please donate and support the VFW Ladies Auxiliary so that they can continue to be here for veterans, military service, cancer research, scholarship programs, youth activities, legislative work and the community.Free Foreclosure Prevention WorkshopDEBTHELPER and HUD Housing Counseling Agency will be hosting a foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday August 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clewiston Youth Center located at 110 W. Osceola Ave, Clewiston FL 33440. There will be housing counselors, a representative from Fannie Mae and legal aids present for free consultation. For more information, call 863.301.3180 or 1.800.920.2262. (Se habla espanol.) COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION according to Sheriff Whidden. A K-9 unit was also present to assist Sheriff Whidden, however, the dog did not alert of cers to anything illegal in the car. While the dog was walking around his vehicle, Sheriff Whidden said Monroe's breathing became erratic and he noticed Monroe becoming agitated. Sheriff Whidden asked again if there was anything in Monroe's car that he should not have. "I knew something was in the car by the way he was acting," said Sheriff Whidden. "That's when he broke down and admitted that there were steroids [in the vehicle]." According to Sheriff Whidden, 19 different types of anabolic steroids were found in Monroe's car, with several different vials of each type. Monroe was arrested and released on bail the next day. It is still unclear why Monroe had so many vials of the steroids in his vehicle. DrugsContinued From Page 1 Transitioning from high school to the next life stage can be a time of excitement for young people, but it can also be a time lled with uncertainty. Whether a child is off to college, entering the workforce, or starting another big adventure, he may need extra emotional support from his parents at rst. Experts say that parents and caregivers can play a big role in ensuring that the transition is a success. "Whenever your child is going through a major life change, it's important to consider his or her mental health and general well-being," says Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). With that in mind, the AAP is offering the following tips for parents and youth navigating this important time of life. If a child is going off to college, make sure he or she is familiar with the health and mental health support services on campus. If a child has a mental health diagnosis, such as ADHD or depression, be sure to ask the college staff what kind of medical information he or she will need related to the child and how to set up prescription re lls if needed. Talk to the college about special housing and academic accommodations, if necessary. Contact the child's pediatrician, as he can be a good source of advice. In addition to ensuring the graduate has had all the vaccines and other preventive health care recommended for this stage of life, the pediatrician can also help parents prepare the way for their young adult's continuing mental and emotional health. Once the child is settled into his or her new routine, keep in close contact and try to get frequent readings about how he or she is doing academically and socially. Is the child entering the workforce? Even if he or she is remaining at home for a time, life will still change dramatically. Be sure to give the child extra space as a young adult, but offer help navigating new responsibilities, such as paying bills and managing health care responsibilities. Once a teen graduates and leaves home, alcohol, drugs and sexual activity may become much more accessible. Making poor choices can have life-changing results. Continue to have conversations about peer pressure, good decisions and consequences. As always, stay connected and be attuned to the warning signs of depression and other mental health issues. Look for "red ags," such as excessive sleeping, excessive moodiness, obsessive body image concerns and personality shifts. Parenthood doesn't end when a child turns 18. Offering emotional support can make the transition from high school to the next life stage a smooth one. Help New High School Grads Transition into Adulthood COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD AND CHANGE IN PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT FOR SKY VALLEY MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem special assessment and change in the purposes of the assessment for properties located within the Sky Valley Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purposes of the non-ad valorem assessment are being expanded to include road improvement and maintenance and the annual assessment amount is being increased to pay for turn lanes being constructed at the entrance of the Sky Valley subdivision. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $175.00 per lot to $195.58 per lot per year. e proposed increased assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the increased assessment will be collected annually for three years, aer which the assessment is scheduled to be reduced to $175.00 per lot per year and continue at that rate annually until the County Commission discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 BY KATRINA ELSKEN Ind epe nd e nt N e w s M e d iaA LaBelle Middle School student is ghting for his life at Miami Children's Hospital. Zachary Reyna, 12, has been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitisor PAM. The infection is caused by Naegleria fowleri, a braineating amoeba. PAM is deadly in most cases. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the past 50 years only three victims have survived, including the recent case in Arkansas of 12-year-old Kali Hardig, who is still hospitalized. An online campaign "Pray4Number4" has Facebook and Twitter fans all over the country sending prayers that Zachary will be the fourth. According to family members who have posted updates on Facebook and Twitter, Zachary is believed to have come in contact with the amoeba while kneeboarding in a ditch near his home in Port LaBelle on Aug. 3. When Zachary started showing signs of illness, at rst the family just thought Zachary had a "24-hour bug," according to Zachary's older brother, Brandon Villarreal. But when the normally active boy slept all night and all day, his mother sensed something was wrong. On Aug. 7, Zachary was hospitalized in Fort Myers. The next day, he was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital, where he is in pediatric intensive care. According to family member's reports on social media, a spinal tap showed positive for DNA remnants of the amoeba. The boy underwent surgery on Aug. 10 to relieve pressure on his brain. Zachary's doctors in Miami are in contact with the doctors in Arkansas who treated Kali Harding. According to Brenda Barnes of the Hendry County Health Department, initial symptoms of PAM usually start within one to seven days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea, or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, and hallucinations. After the start of symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. While keeping vigil at the hospital, Zachary's family is also using social media to warn others of the dangers of swimming in warm freshwater lakes, ponds and canals where the amoeba may be found. "Keep bringing your prayers," Danny Reyna, Zachary's uncle, tweeted Tuesday. "The support around the country is awesome. Also spread the word on amoebas. Keep our children safe. "Zac is a ghter and will kick this amoeba," he stated. Zachary's parents posted the following message online Tuesday morning: "Zac is still ghting. Doctors are saying things have not changed. We are still strong on our end because we know God will step in when he is ready. Keep praying." According to Danny Reyna, Zac is an athlete who loves being outdoors. Because he loves baseball, family members are urging him to "hit a home run" and win his ght against PAM. "I told him it's the ninth inning, ninth inning two outs, runner on third, he's up to bat. It's his turn to hit it out. Bring the runs home so we can go home. It's time to win," said Brandon Villarreal in an NBC television interview on Monday. "He's going to be OK." In LaBelle, residents held a prayer service for Zachary in front of the Hendry County Courthouse. Posts about Zachary can be found on Twitter at #pray4number4. Local Child Fights for His Life as Rare Disease Takes Hold PHOTO/ SWIM ABOVE WATER FACEBOOKPictured above is Zachary Reyna. "The support around the country is awesome. A lso spread the word on amoebas. Keep our children safe."— Danny Reyna

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