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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsIn a remote village outside Managua, Nicaragua, a six-year-old boy had an asthma attack. With no electricity to power a breathing machine, a Nicaraguan doctor skillfully fashioned a nebulizer out of a water bottle and an inhaler. After an intense while, the six-year-old boy began to breathe normally again. In the past ve years, the nurses and doctors of Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) have volunteered for an annual mission trip to Nicaragua, and have seen how dif cult medical care can be for those in poverty-stricken areas. On July 22, a total of 60 volunteer nurses and doctors left on an eightday trip to help provide medicine and care to the villages outside of Nicaragua's capital. Each morning, volunteers traveled to different villages in a donated pickup truck, laden with medicine and medical supplies. Five doctors, three dentists, one nurse practitioner and three Nicaraguan doctors made up part of the volunteer group. A separate group BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News"I want to diffuse any notion that this is a protest against Clewiston," began Justin Riney on September 1 at Sugarland Park in Clewiston. Riney, along with several keynote speakers and several hundred residents who are affected by the Lake Okeechobee water releases, gathered at the park to unite in the Sugarland Rally. The rally, organized by members of several different nonpro t and environmental organizations, sought to unite the east and west coasts of South Florida in addressing the pollution caused by necessary water releases from Lake Okeechobee. Riney is the founder and executive director of nonpro t organization Mother Ocean, which hopes to inspire an "oceanic movement" involving all of the world's waterways, including lakes, rivers and streams. The organizers chose to unite in a central location: Clewiston. Essentially equidistant from major cities on either coast, Clewiston seemed like the perfect place for rally-goers to meet. If by coincidence or calculation, Clewiston is also home to U.S. Sugar, the same company whose farmland is being considered as a potential solution to Lake Okeechobee's excess water problems. Certain groups have advocated for MARK YOUR CALENDER!!!! Food, fun, games, prizes, and awesome deals on every vehicle in stock. Come in now, take a test drive in a new Ford and register to win one of many great prizes to be given away at the Tailgate Party.** No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. See Dealer for d etails. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! T, S V. N D F A P A L D D C S I SEE NURSING 3 SEE RALLY  11 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZClewiston Tigers win over Jupiter Christian Eagles in week one of 2013 season. Coach Pete Walker anticipates a more dif cult game next week against Immokalee. “We’re going to have to give it our best shot next week,” he said. Hundreds Unite in RallySugarland Rally held in Clewiston to challenge Lake Okeechobee releases Nursing NicaraguaHRMC doctors and nurses head to Nicaragua on fth mission trip BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA Labor Day accident left two Montura residents in the hospital with serious injuries, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported. Enrique Leon, 29, and Glamiry Gonzalez, 26, both residents of Montura, were riding an ATV on September 2 when they struck the back end of another vehicle's trailer at around 3:40 p.m. According to a report released by FHP, Leon, who was driving the ATV at the time of the accident, did not Accident Leaves Two in Hospital SEE ACCIDENT 14The Clewiston Tigers Win after Long and Hard Game with Tiger Pride

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 Crossword Puzzle With the 2013-14 school year underway, the Florida Department of Education reminds motorists throughout the state to practice safe driving around children and near school zones, and to be extra aware around school buses. The results of the 2013 National Stop Arm Violation Count show that more than 85,000 vehicles nationwide illegally passed stopped school buses on a single day. Florida was among 29 states participating in the survey conducted by school bus drivers, who recorded how many times motorists passed their buses while displaying the ashing red lights and stop arms. In Florida, bus drivers observed nearly 12,000 illegal passes while loading or unloading students. "School buses are one of the safest ways to transport students," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. "Florida motorists can do their part to keep students safe by being aware of children and obeying traf c laws. The survey results are an important reminder for drivers to use caution in and around school zones." Special construction, passenger seating and crash protection keep children safe while on the school bus. Federal regulations require that each school bus undergo a stringent inspection of all mechanical and safety systems at least every 30 school days. Additionally, school bus drivers must meet rigorous training and quali cations before they can transport students. The following are safety tips to help keep children safe between home and school. For motorists: Be alert and watch for children at all times, especially near schools, bus stops, school buses and in school parking lots. Obey traf c laws and speed limits. Do not text or use a cell phone while driving. STOP when a school bus displays stop arms and the red lights are ashing. Watch for and obey signals from the school crossing guards. Observe lower speed limits in school zones and at crosswalks. For parents: Discuss with children safe behavior to observe while at school, the bus stop and when entering or exiting the school bus. For students: Wait for the bus to make a complete stop and for the driver to signal that it is safe to cross the road or board the bus. Do not try to pick something up if it falls by the bus; instead, tell the bus driver rst. Do not walk behind the school bus or run after the bus. Motorists Urged to Follow School Bus Safety LawsSurvey results show high number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses The State Attorney's Of ce, 20th Judicial Circuit, announces a new partnership with CheckRighter to administer the recovery of funds through its Bad Check Diversion Unit. The service is provided through the company adventfs. com. The company offers a variety of educational programs for people who write bad checks and works towards recovering the funds for the victim. "Even with the technology of today and fewer people using traditional checks to pay for services, bad checks still present a signi cant problem to our business community. Through this partnership, we will continue our strong record of nancial recovery so that victims get their money back quickly." said Steve Russell, state attorney. Under Florida law, some people who write bad checks qualify for diversion. The State Attorney's Of ce, through its Bad Check Diversion Unit, maintains oversight and control of the process, but with the help of CheckRighter, the nancial recovery process moves more swiftly. Education speci cally targeted to the bad check writer reduces reoccurrences. Tens of thousands of dollars are recovered annually through the Bad Check Diversion Unit and the State Attorney's Of ce looks forward to additional continued success. Bad Check Diversion Unit

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 Gospel Singing ConcertOn Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m., The Simple Faith Quartet and The Gulf State Quartet will be giving a two-hour Gospel singing concert at the First Christian Church, located at 201 N. Francisco St., Clewiston, FL. 33440. There will also be food and refreshments served after the show. All are welcome to attend, free admission. 4-H Sign-Up/Open House Hendry County 4-H, a youth development program for ages ve to 18, will be holding signup/open house on Thursday, September 5 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Community Center; Wednesday, September 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clewiston 4-H Of ce, located at the Clewiston High School in the portable next to the Ag Building, and on Thursday, September 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Montura Club House. For more information, call 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598.Cyndi Grace SpeakerCyndi Grace, a popular speaker and former Clewiston resident, will be coming back to Clewiston on September 13 and 14 to share at a special WINGS (Women In God's Service) gathering. The title of her message will be, "We are all big, sweaty messes, so get over yourself!" All women in the community are invited to come share with Cyndi on Friday evening, September 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday morning, September 14 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, 331 W. Osceola Ave. There is no charge, but there is a $15 suggested donation to help cover Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Call Alice at 983-5269 for more information or to reserve a place.Golf Course Advisory BoardGolf Course Advisory Board's September meeting is scheduled for September 19 at noon. It will be held at the Clewiston Country Club and the public is welcome to attend.Capturing Clewiston Photo ContestThe Clewiston Chamber of Commerce has started their Capturing Clewiston Photo Contest running August 15 to September 30. The contest is open to amateur photographers in the following age categories: Juniors, Adults and Seniors. There is a total of 11 categories for which pictures can qualify and every category will have a winner. There will be cash prizes for each category winner. Photos must be taken within the city of Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee or as speci ed within Hendry County. The photo contest is a unique way to involve the local community while promoting America's Sweetest Town. The photos will be produced into coffee table books that will be available for purchase through the Chamber. For more information or to submit your photo, call 863-983-7979 or e-mail clewistonchamber@embarqmail.com. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION One of the area's most high-energy fundraisers returns to the River District Saturday evening, October 5. Child Care of Southwest Florida has launched ticket sales for the Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction at Harborside Events Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Popular Southwest Florida personalities will volunteer as waiters and entertainers -both onand off-stage -throughout the evening, which includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and dinner. Guests are encouraged to tip their waiters for special table services, to request speci c performances and, occasionally, to make them stop. Costume changes, over-the-top table decorations and unpredictable songs, dances and skits add to the hilarity. "When we introduced the celebrity waiter concept to Southwest Florida in 2008, we had no idea what we were starting," said Beth Lobdell, executive director of Child Care of Southwest Florida. "The creativity, enthusiasm and silliness of our celebrity waiters are matched only by the generosity and spontaneity of our guests. It's all powered by an appreciation of the long-term value of early childhood education." Tickets for Stars for Kids are $100 per person and may be purchased by calling 239-278-1002. Table sponsorships are available for $1,000. Event proceeds will support Child Care of Southwest Florida's mission of strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and their families and will provide scholarships for low-income children at the agency's six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties. The agency provides early childhood education, as well as voluntary prekindergarten and Head Start programs, at its centers near Page Field in Dunbar, Lehigh Acres, LaBelle and Clewiston, and on the campus of Edison State College. Dedicated to the premise that kindergarten is too late, the center's professionals work to ready children for school success. Research shows that high-quality, early-childhood education reduces dropout rates, teen pregnancy and arrests. Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., A United Way agency established in 1967, also provides state-mandated training for child care professionals and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout Southwest Florida. Visit www.ccsw .org to learn more. Celebrity Waiter Dinner and AuctionChild Care of Southwest FL. Plans Fifth Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction of volunteers from Clewiston's Presbyterian Church also participated in the mission trip and held vacation bible school classes with the villages' children. The doctors and nurses provided general and pediatric care for 1,255 villagers during their time in Nicaragua. The most common ailments treated were high blood pressure, diabetes, wounds caused by diabetes, malnutrition and parasites in children. Several different types of doctors from HRMC went on the trip, including emergency physicians, internists, and an ear, nose and throat doctor. The doctors, however, were not limited to their specialties. "Everyone treated everyone, no matter what specialty," said Alice Blanford, mission trip coordinator and nurse practitioner at HRMC. Blanford was born in Nicaragua and worked there as a nurse before her career brought her to the United States. She remembers the poverty and how dif cult it was for people to get medical treatment. For this reason, she decided to organize a mission trip for HRMC nurses and doctors ve years ago. Blanford was unsure how successful the mission trip would be; two doctors and 18 volunteers, including herself, participated in the mission trip the rst year. "I didn't know how long we could keep it up, but it's gotten bigger every year," said Blanford. Now in its fth year, the annual mission trip has become a big event. Six weeks since returning from their 2013 mission trip, Blanford is already preparing for 2014. She would not, however, have it any other way. "I hope to continue the mission trips as long as I am able and stay healthy enough," said Blanford. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to help pay for the trip, and volunteers pay their own way to Nicaragua. Most of the medical supplies are purchased in Nicaragua; the reason, Blanford said, is because the supplies may not make it through customs. The only supplies the volunteers take from the United States are overthe-counter medications, such as aspirin, and supplies for their tooth brush program. Those things, said Blanford, are safe from custom agents' sticky ngers. Jessica Crumb, a nurse at HRMC, has participated in the mission trip for the past four years. This year she sat with one of the doctors and assisted him as he treated patients. Crumb particularly remembers a young boy who came to see the doctor for a rash covering his body. It is patients like the young boy who make the mission trip meaningful for Crumb. "I enjoy going and it's a good experience," said Crumb. "The people are very grateful for us coming. I enjoy going to help people who can't get the help that we can." NursingContinued From Page 1 SUBMITTED PHOTOA doctor uses a water bottle to help a young boy breath after an asthma attack.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonYellow-throated Warblers are a common but elusive bird that breeds in the lowland forests in the Southeast, Lower Midwest, and Middle Atlantic states. They are absent from the highest elevations of the Appalachian Mountains. It winters in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America, as well as in Florida and along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. This wood warbler is known as a bird of tall trees because it nests and usually forages high in the canopy of swamp and pine forests. Some are found year-round in Northern and Central Florida. These small songbirds have a yellow throat and chest with a gray back. Their black face has connecting stripes down the sides with a white eye stripe and white ear patch. Their bill is long, black, and sharply pointed. They have two white wingbars with a wingspan of about 8.3 inches. Adult females have ner streaking on their anks and more gray than black on the forehead than the males. Immature birds are similar to adult birds, but have duller makings. Yellow-throated Warblers have a cheerful, musical song that is a highpitched series of clear, slurred notes that descend slightly in pitch throughout the song. The volume of the song can be quite loud as they sing while perched high in treetops. Their call is a loud, sharp "chip". In South Florida, these birds are found in sand pine forests, pinelands mixed with cypress, or live oak trees. They often forage for insects and spiders by slowly creeping along tree branches, probing into the cracks, crevices, bundles of pine needles, and Spanish moss with their long bill. They will glean insects from leaves and catch insects in ight. They also forage at lower heights or on the ground if food sources are readily available. Their breeding range is dif cult to determine in Florida, but most con rmed breeding reports occur in North or Central Florida. These relatively solitary birds can be found in pairs, particularly during the mating season from April through June. They build their cup-shaped nest of grasses, bark, and stems in clumps of Spanish moss hanging 10 to 75 feet above the ground. This nest is lined with feathers and other soft items. The female lays three or four whitish eggs marked with reddish-brown and lavender, which are incubated for 12 to 13 days. She continues to care for the young until they edge in 10 to 12 days. The male may help occasionally with feeding the hatchlings. One or two broods are raised by a mated pair annually. Volunteers will be searching for Yellowthroated Warblers and other migratory bird species during the North American Migration Count at STA-5 and Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest on Saturday, September 21st. Teams meet at the Keri Fire Tower and STA5 Deer Fence Public Access Entrance at 7 a.m. For information about participating in the North American Migration Count or free trips to STA-5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) go to: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or call Margaret England at 863-674-0695. Reservations are required for these trips. Inland Birding Fun: Yellow-throated Warbler PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured above is the Yellow-throated Warbler. "So you're birding and you see a pythonwhat do you do? What's out there and how you can help." If you want to learn the answers to this and many other questions about invasive exotic reptiles and other animals in south Florida you are invited to attend a free program presented by reptile expert, Cheryl Millett. Hendry-Glades Audubon will host this event on Monday September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Cheryl Millett is a Biologist at The Nature Conservancy and leads Python Patrol, the Central Florida Lygodium Strategy, and the Heartland CISMA. Python Patrol is a program to provide containment and early detection and rapid response of invasive exotic Burmese pythons, and other invasive species in south and central Florida, by training detectors to accurately identify and report them, training responders to safely capture them, and providing a hotline to link the two. The Central Florida Lygodium Strategy is a partnership to apply a regional approach to stopping the northern spread of Old World climbing fern on public and private lands. The Heartland CISMA is a partnership to regionally focus efforts to deal with invasive species. Cheryl also coordinated Jay Watch, a citizen science program monitoring the federally threatened Florida scrub-jay, which is now a project of Florida Audubon. For information contact Butch Wilson 863983-2870 or Margaret England (863) 674-0695 sta5birding@embarqmail.com Pythons, Invasive Exotic Animals, and How to Deal With Them COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Become a franchisee in 2013 and get these incentives:0 *Estimated costs for typical in-line location. Atypical features of a location may raise these costs. Certain restrictions apply. All bene“ts, discounts and payments subject to Papa Johns 2014 US Development Incentive Program. 888.255.7272 *Esti 888 Open a Papa Johns forLess Than $200,000*153810v7 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 BY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThere is a route around my home to reset our clocks after a power failure. Years ago, I bought a mantle clock that wasn’t working and took it apart. I located the gear it needed, put it back together and it’s been keeping time ever since. I guess it’s about 100 years old now; wound weekly and chiming on the quarter hours. It got me working on other clocks, gathering up parts for a grandfather’s clock in our hall with weights that need to be pulled up once a week. The electric clocks don’t require rewinding; their needs are more erratic depending on the power supply to our home. There are two options for time-keeping in the household: regular rewinding or erratic re-setting after a sudden interruption. I make the weekly rounds, rewinding the four that need it and thinking about some others that I hope to get working one day in the future. Battery-operated ones fail on an erratic basis. I look at them and one day notice “that’s not the right time.” Then it’s off to the drawer where extra Acells are stored and search out one that will t to restore functioning again. No doubt, the lack of needed maintenance on the digital ones is easier; but then come those erratic failures. I’ve decided that these timepieces are like lots of areas of my life: some things require maintenance on a regular basis and others are subject to unannounced failures. I’d like to know my car will behave when I count on it to let me keep a schedule. I’d like to have an uneventful trip to the dentist. I rely on the news to keep me up to date on things that may affect us here at home. Then there are those unpredictable hurricanes, unanticipated price increases, unexpected interruptions in schedules that take priority, accidental breakage of an appliance after years of service; things impossible to schedule that somehow can be counted on to happen. The car gets preventive maintenance. I take care of my teeth. Appliances need replacement and I know I can live without some of them anyway. If I replace those back-up batteries in some of my clocks regularly, they’ll be keeping time even if the power goes out. Maybe there are some things that could be more regular after all. Our lessons on the calendar for this week came from the letter to the Hebrews: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever (13:8).” In spite of all of the uncontrolled, random, unplanned-for interruptions in my life, there is that constant presence if I recognize Him. He is the one who turns out to be the stabilizing force when all seems to be going haywire. I’ve called upon Him when a loved one was about to die and didn’t; I needed His presence to carry me through those times. I’ve had things work out when there were some real possibilities that they might not. He directed me on the best course amidst all of my insecurities. He’s been around when I remember to plan ahead to avoid calamities down the road, and His presence has carried me through when I realize I didn’t do it all by myself. When times were tough, He sent the right people into my life and it made all of the difference. The Lord has been that sustaining presence when everything else seemed in turmoil. Now I know I can survive the power failure or the breakdown or the possibility of a hurricane. There He is – the same yesterday and today and forever. With that knowledge, that presence, I can keep a perspective. “Lord, there’s nothing that is going to happen today that we can’t get through together!” I try to remember that He is there during the routine moments, too. Clocks that operate with routine intervention or with help during erratic moments, they keep my time. God who is present during my regular moments and at erratic times, He keeps my life. Then, there’s that bonus-He never really fails! Religion ColumnThe Best-Laid Plans: Things Expected and Unexpected “In spite of all of the uncontrolled, random, unplanned-for interruptions in my life, there is that constant presence if I recognize Him. He is the one who turns out to be the stabilizing force when all seems to be going haywire.”— Samuel S. Thomas Healthiest Weight Florida was launched in January 2013 by the Florida Department of Health in response to Florida’s number one threat to public health -the challenge of weight. The initiative is gaining momentum and Florida now has the 12th healthiest weight in the nation, up from a previous rank of 19th. “With only 35 percent of Floridians at a healthy weight, we recognize the continuing urgency of our weight challenge,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Florida is making progress relative to other states, yet sustained effort is essential to bend the weight curve. The Healthiest Weight Florida initiative intends to secure a healthier future for Florida’s children, adults, families, businesses and communities.” The new ranking comes from the report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013, which was released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). According to the report, Florida’s obesity rate for baby boomers is almost 31 percent, while the rate for seniors in Florida is just under 23 percent. The obesity rate among young adults (18to 25-year-olds) in Florida is nearly 15 percent. The Healthiest Weight Florida initiative focuses on collaboration across state agencies, local not-for-pro ts, private organizations and others to help people make more informed choices about healthy nutrition and physical activity. Through partnerships, the initiative promotes community-based strategies to improve school, workplace, food and beverage, physical activity and messaging environments. The F as in Fat report calls for the expansion of policies at every level to support healthy choices and for increased investment in prevention. The report acknowledges that, at current rates, the estimated ongoing costs to the healthcare system are unsustainable. On Florida’s current trend, the costs of care for four chronic diseases from obesity alone -diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and arthritis -are estimated to be $34 billion over the next 17 years. To learn more about this collaborative statewide effort, visit www.HealthiestWeightFL.org. Read the full report at www.fasinfat.org. Florida Ranked the 12th Healthiest Weight in the NationHealthiest Weight Florida initiative gaining momentum

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For generations, families have been visiting National Parks to experience the best that America has to offer. But recently, budget cuts have taken their toll on National Park Service sites nationwide.Visitors to the 401 National Park sites across the country support more than a quarter-million jobs and over $30 billion in annual spending -a huge impact on local communities. The recent budget cuts affect both visitors and local businesses that rely on these visitors to support local economies. Some of the damaging effects these budget cuts are having on National Parks include major staf ng shortages, the cancellation of special events, the closure of hiking trails and campgrounds and a reduction in the monitoring of endangered species, which puts protected wildlife at risk. The National Parks Conservation Association says Congress needs to invest in our national parks so they are protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy. Interested citizens can contact their Senators and Representatives at 202-224-3121 to urge them to restore funding to the National Park Service budget and can visit www.npca. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Woodrow ‘Woody’ HoughMOORE HAVEN Woodrow "Woody" Hough passed away Aug. 31, 2013 at Lee Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Moore Haven. He was a self-employed general contractor. Mr. Hough was a member of First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven. He was a Junior Varsity baseball coach at Moore Haven High School and volunteered with the Glades County Youth Livestock. Woody was very active in his community and touched many lives; he will be greatly missed by many. Mr. Hough is survived by his wife, Angie; daughter, Taylor; parents, Maxine Brantley of Moore Haven and Charlie Hough of South Carolina; sister, Dixie Palladino of Moore Haven; brother, Bubba Hough of Moore Haven; two nieces; two nephews; one great nephew. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven, 300 Avenue L, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to Moore Haven High School Baseball Program, ATTN: Janice Brown, PO Box 99, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 Clewiston High School Volleyball MatchFirst of the season, CHS lost to Glades Day School: 13-25, 17-25, 14-25. Kianna Hardy had 9 kills; Isis Porta had 8 digs and 2 blocks. The girls' next game is Thursday, September 5, Clewiston versus LaBelle. SCHOOL BRIEFS HENDRY TOBACCO-FREE PARTNERSHIPIn order to truly reduce youth tobacco use, there must be a change in the way communities think about tobacco and tobacco companies in homes, schools, work sites, parks and public places. This shift in social norms is possible because of current policies that make tobacco less desirable, less acceptable and less accessible. Each county in Florida is working towards passing resolutions that will restrict the sale of avored tobacco products not already covered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A Few Facts Flavored tobacco appeals to kids: Candy and fruit avors mask the bad taste of tobacco, making it easier for kids to start using these products. Once they start using one tobacco product, they are more likely to experiment with others. Young people are much more likely to use candy and fruit avored tobacco products than adults and tobacco industry documents show that companies have designed these products with kids in mind. In Hendry County, one in six youth between the ages of 11 and 17 have tried avored tobacco. In Glades County, one in eight youth between the ages of 11 and 17 have tried avored tobacco. Flavored tobacco is just as addictive as non avored tobacco: Scientists have found that many kids think avored tobacco products are safer and less addictive than regular tobacco products. This is not true. All tobacco products contain nicotine, one of several addictive chemicals in tobacco products that makes it so hard to quit. Most avored tobacco products, like smokeless tobacco, cigars, cigarillos and dip, can be purchased at local convenient stores. These kinds of avors make tobacco products especially appealing to kids and can lead to a lifetime of tobacco addiction. Flavored tobacco has the same harmful health effects as non- avored tobacco: Flavored cigars and pipes are not less dangerous than regular tobacco products. Smoking any kind of tobacco product increases one's risk of developing serious health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema. Smokeless tobacco products, like snuff and chewing tobacco, have also been shown to cause gum disease and cancers of the mouth. The FDA is encouraging parents to understand the serious risks associated with avored tobacco products. Begin with the end in mind: advocating for policy change is an ongoing process. With each step, communities are getting closer to protecting future generations of youth from manipulative tactics and new products engineered by tobacco companies. Local resolutions urging tobacco retailers to restrict the sale and marketing of avored tobacco products are a step towards broader progress. Hendry and Glades are among the few counties in the state to have successfully passed avored tobacco resolutions in all jurisdictions. Flavored Tobacco Products: What You Need to Know COURTESY PHOTO National Parks Face Severe Cuts: How to Help PHOTO/ CHRIS MABEYBudget cuts have forced park staff to close the road to Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park.

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Monday, August 26, Hendry Regional Medical Center and Clewiston Fire Department hosted training on venomous bite emergencies for local emergency personnel at Jon B. Boy Auditorium. The training was presented by Lt. Lisa Wood of MiamiDade Fire Rescue’s Venom 1 Unit. The Clewiston Fire Department would like to thank Lt. Wood for educating the departments, and the Venom 1 Unit, on the specialized service that they provide. Venom 1 can be seen in action on Animal Planet’s “Swamp Wars”. Departments in attendance were Clewiston Fire Department, Hendry Regional Medical Center, Montura-Flaghole Fire Department, Labelle Fire Department, Hendry County EMS, Hendry County Emergency Management, Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, Immokalee Fire Department, and Lehigh Fire Rescue. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 Training for First Responders and Hospital Staff Ray Hull, of the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association, was awarded one of four Outstanding Agriculturalist Awards by the Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents at the Friends of Extension Luncheon during the Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach on Tuesday August 27. Mr. Hull was nominated by the Hendry County Extension Of ce and the Award was presented by County Extension Director Gene McAvoy, who made the following remarks: “Ray Hull is a Hendry County cattleman whose family has been in Hendry County since the late 1800’s, when the area south of Clewiston was one of the last frontiers in the United States. If you go back and look at early Brand Books from Hendry County – you will see a lot of Hull Brands in the book. “Ray grew up on the family ranch in Devils Garden, south of Clewiston, and graduated from Clewiston High. This alone makes him a rarity as there are not many people who can claim to be from Devils Garden – a rural area of eastern Hendry County just north of the Big Cypress Reservation. “Mr. Hull has made lifelong contributions to the Extension Service, the Florida agriculture industry and his community. “Ray is a former 4-H member and has been involved in Hendry County agriculture since the age of 13, when he helped his mother take over the ranch operations when his father passed away. “Mr. Hull is a leader; he has been President of the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association and is actively involved in Hendry Glades Farm Bureau serving on the Board of Directors. “Ray embodies many of the values of a true cattleman: he is kind of quiet but sometimes a man can talk less and say more; when he makes a promise, he keeps it – all based on a handshake, as a man is only as good as his word; always nish what you start – if he tackles a project you know it is gonna get done; takes pride in his work – not only is it gonna get done it is gonna get done right; and he can be tough, but he is always fair. “He is a devoted supporter of Hendry County Extension and local agriculture and has donated countless hours to charitable activities, and has been instrumental in raising funds for the Hendry County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Annual Scholarships and local 4-H scholarships through his involvement in the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association. For 15 to 20 weekends a year, Ray and other members of the HCCA can be found sweating over a grill serving up their signature 16 oz. ribeyes to raise money – much of it which goes to kids, scholarships and other charitable purposes. “These Hendry County Cattlemen, Cattlewomen Scholarships have provided agricultural scholarships for many Hendry County youth, including our very own Hendry County Multicounty Livestock Agent, Lindsey Wiggins. “Mr. Hull serves on the Hendry County Extension Advisory Committee and the Livestock Advisory Committee and is always willing to volunteer for and support 4-H or Extension programs. “He is an active supporter of the Hendry County City Farm Tour and more recently was instrumental in organizing the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Ranch Rodeo. “Ray Hull is a true friend of agriculture and Extension and is always willing to lend a hand no matter the size of the task. It is with great pleasure that the Florida Association of County Agriculture Agents to present him with this award.” Ray Hull Awarded for Out Standing Agriculturist SUBMITTED PHOTOPictures above is Ray Hull.

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Editor’s Note: The following quotes are a sampling of the most popular discussion comments on The Clewiston News’ Facebook page. ISSUE: Changing the “F” Cyndi Loftin Grace: These curriculum changes are what other schools have been doing for several years. It seems Cooper is on the right track. Wishing the best for everyone! Michelle Rodriguez: Let’s see how long it lasts. Clewiston Middle School has always been a terrible school. High School and Elementary have been progressing well, but because of the middle school, I refuse to put my kids in Hendry County schools. It’s a shame.ISSUE: Sugarland RallyAmanda Langdon: They were not concerned about uniting together to x this problem for US, as they say, until it started affecting them. Prior to this, they did not care about us. Alayna Ridgdill: Our community was enjoying time with their families yesterday. Not being ridiculous like you guys. Especially, since you think you’re going to take our livelihoods away. And to the person that said “worthless farmland”, let me say that farmland is worth more and produces more than you’ll ever be worth. Our families have been her for over 50 years working hard, so you can have sugar for your food and drinks. You get rid of it and you’re out of your mind. ... To save your precious water you want to destroy our lives. That’s cool. ... Everyone like to blame sugar. Without sugar this country would be a lot less sweeter, I’d imagine. Our sugar goes everywhere. Stephanie Sherrell-Vinson: I’m all for everyone getting together and xing the problem a different way than ooding the elds. I don’t care how many Clewiston residents came, they would have seen some of those signs and been just as offended as I was. That’s the gist of it. Pure disrespect in a town you know nothing about. We aren’t just the Clewiston Inn, Roland Martins Marina, the Sugar Mill. We are much, much more. Dale Conyers: So what happened to the $197 million dollar land deal between the state and U.S. Sugar for over 26,000 acres of farmland, which was supposed to mean a new direction for Everglades restoration? Isn’t that the farmland that would be ooded? Cyndi Lenz: I’ve been working on this for the last few years since I moved up from PBC. It’s complicated. I know we all came with goodness in our hearts yesterday. No one wants Clewiston to go away. Your economy is threatened. Ours was destroyed this summer. This issue has been going for 80 years -its time for a solution. We had a senate meeting last week -I wish you guys were there. We don’t know the long term effects of the toxic algae on humans. We are documenting people getting sick. As I said before, I live on the corner of the IRL and St. Lucie in my modest little house. We have dengue fever we don’t know if its from the fresh water breeding mosquito. We had tadpoles almost to the inlet. We are worried for our health. Billy Klay: I have shed and hunted in this area for as long I can remember, now with these people coming here, it may be time for me and my family to sell and move. I don’t want to see the end of this beautiful town, I rather remember it as it once was. Keep these environmentalists away from Clewiston, they have no business here. They will start with a protest and end up closing The Mill and every revenue source, destroying the town. Joan Libnau Koch: May I say that some of these people coming to this “rally” do not even know that Clewiston exists! Clewiston is not the problem or the cause. Organizers of this rally, really need to focus on where the problem is coming from -the Orlando area -and work with the Corps and the SFWMD to help solve the problem, not come in complaining! Kimberly Patterson Clemons: What I fail to understand is why Clewiston was the chosen site for this rally? Why are they at the ball elds instead of at the lake? If they are so open and aware and are not wanting to blame “ BIG SUGAR” as they say, why was it necessary to choose a location right across from the mill? I really am skeptical of their so-called “friend to everyone” and “we’re all in this together propaganda.” It all sounds very familiar to the SWIM idea from several years back. Cristy Costello: The organizers of the rally have been working with the city and the Chamber of Commerce to make sure the gathering on Sunday is a productive one for Clewiston. We hope that folks who have never visited Clewiston before will spend money while there and leave wanting to return. We hope everyone who attends will share their ideas and listen to the ideas of others in a way that leads to solutions to Florida’s water quality crisis. Kathy Caballero: Well great solution for an economy that is already suffering from high unemployment rates. How about coming up with a solution that doesn’t put hundreds of people out of work. I love how when there is a drought the people from the coast are grateful for the fresh water lake, but when they don’t need it they want anything to do with it. Marty Baum: I am one of those that promoted ooding the cane elds. Why not? They are dumping water into our estuaries that never came here naturally, in order to protect the citizens of Clewiston. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know your thoughts by emailing us at cndesk@ newszap.com. You can also send us a letter at 820 W. Sugarland Hwy., Suite 5, Clewiston, FL 33440. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 COMMUNITY OPINIONS

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Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationDISPATCHERHandles telephone inquiries involving police and public safety emergencies within the jurisdiction of all Seminole Tribe of Florida Reservations. Must be able to work overnight shift, 7p-7a. We train, so no experience necessary. Send resumes to: Fax# 954-963-9134 or mail to: 3101 N. SR7 Hollywood, FL 33021 SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS Citrus Grove Mechanic AssistantPosition requires routine maintenance and repair on all citrus grove care and harvesting equipment including tractors, graders, sprayers, mowers, ATVs, etc., and to assist Grove Mechanics with additional tasks as needed. Requires vehicle service experience, and basic set of mechanic’s tools to perform tasks. Must be able to read and comprehend maintenance and equipment instruction manuals that are written in English. Position requires good math, mechanical trouble shooting, customer service, and written/verbal communication skills. Ability to work with others and/or alone with minimum supervision. Ability to perform manual job functions that include heavy lifting, pulling, climbing, etc., in outside weather conditions. Must be able to lift a minimum of fty pounds on a regular basis. Must possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to obtain a CDL within 6 months from start date. Welding experience and familiarity with computers is preferred. Must be able to work up to 47.5 hours per week or more, and may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required. Travel to other locations may be required. Prefer bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates. Southern Gardens Citrus located in Clewiston, Florida is a citrus grower and supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice to the private label industry and to major brands. We offer competitive pay with as well as a full bene ts package that includes medical, dental, life, and retirement plan. If you possess the above skills and quali cations please complete an application at: Southern Gardens Citrus, 1820 County Rd., #833, Clewiston, Florida 33440 Equal Opportunity Employer BURGER 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 HEALTH INSURANCE NAVIGATORS F/T four immediate openings to provide health insurance enrollment assistance in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and Hendry Counties. Bi-lingual a plus. $35-$40K. Send cover letter and resume by 9/6 to: hr@legalaidpbc.org EOE / ADA 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 NAVIGATOR PROJECT LEADER F/T immediate opening to oversee health insurance enrollment program in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and Hendry Counties. Bi-lingual a plus. $60-$65K. Send cover letter and resume by 9/6 to: hr@legalaidpbc.org EOE / ADA 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 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 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 We are currently hiring tutors at the Big Cypress National Preserve (located in Southwest Florida between the cities of Weston and Naples). JOB DESCRIPTION: • All tutoring takes place in a one-on-one environment • This is a part time position • Tutors work with the same students on a weekly basis. • Tutoring takes place Monday through Thursday beginning at 3pm QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s Degree • Strong communication skills • A reliable automobile • Ability to motivate students • High level of commitment COMPENSATION: • $20.00$25.00 per hour depending on education and experience • $20 per day travel reimbursement Please complete our online tutor application on the website below and select NAPLES so your application is routed to our of ce. http://www.whole child. com/tutoringopportunities Call with questions: 954-431-6000 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. 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 MOORE HAVEN COMMONS 863-946-1262 TDD:711 1101 Cactus Avenue, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Now accepting Applications Affordable Living for low income families Spacious units equipped with central heat and air, carpet, appliances, on-site laundry and playground 1 BR apts start at $675 2 BR apts start at $811 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. RV w/large Florida Rm., new A/C unit, low lot rent. $2500 or best offer. (863)532-9105 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/13/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 FORD 1FALP42X0VF141056 451617 CN 9/5/2013SOLE 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 September 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Pioneer Community Center, 910 Panama Avenue, Clewiston, FL (Pioneer) 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 improvements to the Pioneer Community Park. 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 451730 CN/CB 9/5/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: John Elliott: Clothes, miscellaneous boxes, shoes • Property of: Vontonio Evans: Washer and Dryer, matress and Box Spring, Dinette Set. • Property of: Bernard Humphrey: Miscellaneus Boxes, chair, wall picture. • Property of: Dorothy Walker : Bike, Bed Spread, TV Cart, miscellaneous Boxes. 451251 SUN 9/5,12/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2009-CA-000308 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SUAREZ, MARIO, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000308 of the Circuit Court of the Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and, SUAREZ, MARIO, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, South Door of the Courthouse located at 500 AVE J, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, at the hour of 11:00AM on the 12th dat of September, 2013, the following described property: A parcel of Reclaimed Lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Section 18, Township 40 South, Range 33 East, Glades County Florida, and more paricularly described as follows: From the point of intersection o f the centerline of State Road No. 78 with the East line o f section 7, Township 40 South, Range 33 East, run South 7312’30” West along said centerline a distnace of 935.00 feet; thence South 0031’05 ” East, a distance of 104.17 feet to a point in the South rightof-way line of said State Road No. 78; thence continue South 0031’05” East a distance o f 82.00 feer to thepoint of beginning of the Tract hereby described; thence North 8928’55” East a distance o f 163.19 feet; thence South 0031’05” East a distance o f 85.00 feet; thence South 8925’55” West a distance o f 163.19 feet; thence Noth 0031’05” West a distance o f 85.00 feet to the point-of-beginning. Less the Easterly 35 feet thereof for ingress and egress of canal right-of-way. Together with an easement over said Easterly 35 feet above excepted for ingress and egress of canal right of way. Together with a non-exclusive right of ingress and egress over and upon property described as follows: A parcel of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Okeechobee in Section 7 and 18, Township 40 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida, and more particulary described as follows: From the point of intersection o f the centerline of State Road No. 78 with the East line o f Section 7, Township 40 South, Range 33 East, run South 7212’30” West along said centerline a distance of 935.00 feet; thence South 0031’05 ” East, a distance of 104.17 feet to a point in the South rightof-way line of said State Road No. 78 to the point of beginning; thence continue South 0031’05” East, a Distance o f 82.00 feet to a point, thence East 10 feet; thence North 82.00 feetl thence West 10 feet to the point of beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 15th day of August, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Cler k IMPORTANT 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 Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at 863-675-5229 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450755 GCD 8/29;9/5/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Business Opportunities Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner 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? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013

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ooding farmland to store water from Lake Okeechobee instead of sending the majority down the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, which are being in ltrated with the polluted waters of the lake. The water in Lake Okeechobee is highly polluted with fertilizer, sewage and manure, and these pollutants are what cause the "sludge" in the lake, said Cris Costello, regional organizing representative for the Sierra Club, who spoke at the rally. "We are swimming in it. Why are we still swimming in it after 40 years of the Clean Water Act? The state refuses to mandate the biggest polluters. The state has given the biggest polluters the job to make up their own pollution rules. It leaves two-thirds of all of Florida's waters unprotected," said Costello, in reference to the 1972 Clean Water Act, which put in place mandates to regulate discharges of pollutants into the United States' waters -an act that Florida has failed to implement successfully, say many environmental groups. According to a 2009 report released by the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), a nonpro t organization that spent two years "grading" the Gulf States' commitment to implementing the Clean Water Act regulations, gave Florida a "D+" for its commitment. In the report, GRN gave Florida a "C" for water quality standards because Florida exempts the entire Everglades Agricultural area from protection against pollutants, according to the report. It may be no surprise that Florida received an "F" for its nitrogen and phosphorous pollution standards -the nutrients that run rampant in Lake Okeechobee. Costello said at the rally that Floridians are being affected due to the lack of regulations. "We are being slimed by the state, by slimy water and slimy politicians," she said. Clewiston Mayor Phillip Roland, who welcomed the guests at the start of the rally, spoke of the massive amount of muck that currently sits in Lake Okeechobee. Mayor Roland said it is necessary to "purge" the muck from the lake -a purge he referred to as "getting ready for a colonoscopy." Even with the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) efforts to remove "1.9 million cubic yards of phosphorous-rich muck" -according to a 2007 SFWMD press release -from Lake Okeechobee's shoreline after a severe drought in 2007, the lake is still riddled with the black substance. The muck from Lake Okeechobee is contributing to the pollution and degradation of both the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers, as the Army Corps of Engineers released thousands of cubic feet of water per second throughout the months of July and August and continues to release every day, though the out ows have been decreased. The releases may be life-saving for residents around the lake who are threatened by the crumbling Herbert Hoover Dam when lake levels reach 18 feet and higher, but residents on the coast are unhappy with the sludge that has been released into their rivers and estuaries. Every speaker at Sunday's rally addressed the pollution problem in the lake and many acknowledged the north side of the lake's responsibility in the pollution of and extreme amount of water running into Lake Okeechobee. Riney said the state needs to "spend money to x the Kissimmee River and stop water from owing too quickly to Lake Okeechobee." Mayor Roland said there would be no problem creating a man-made lake in front of Lake Okeechobee, as big as Lake Okeechobee, to store water without affecting anyone. Mayor Roland also added that the Kissimmee River will eventually "inundate all of South Florida." Costello agreed with Mayor Roland when he said most of the water entering the lake comes from the north. She also added that "we need to clean the water and move it south." The rally addressed many issues that South Florida is currently facing and most of the participants were from the east and west coasts, not from the host city. Debbie and Tim Stone came to Clewiston from Cape Coral. They said the beach is being affected by the water releases and visitors keep asking, "what's wrong with the water?" "It's affecting tourism," said Mrs. Stone. From the other side of the state came Vanessa and Isaac Paulman. They drove from their home in Jupiter with their eight-year-old son. "We came to support policies for clean water. We live where all the pollution ends up in the St. Lucie River. We want to keep the Everglades clean for him," said Mrs. Paulman as she ruf ed her son's hair. Captain Donald Voss donned his "algae bloomers" at the rally. The operation's director of Marine Cleanup Initiative, Inc. was covered from head to toe in fake algae and wore a gas mask to represent the toxic water. Clewiston residents seemed wary of the rally, as comments on Facebook suggested. One Facebook user wrote, "This mess is just crazy. We aren't trying to hurt anyone, but families like mine have been here for 30 years or more. You can't just destroy us because you feel like that's the only way. And then come disturb us for something that is clearly not our fault is crazy. I just hope they don't cause any problems." The rally remained peaceful until a rain storm caused its premature end. 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! 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 A video promoting the city of Clewiston has just been posted on the Internet. The Chang Group, a Fort Myers-based real estate investment rm, shot and produced the video in June and recently made it available for public viewing. Jacqueline Chang, the founder and owner of The Chang Group, stated the video is part of the company's ongoing effort to promote the various cities located throughout Southwest Florida. "Every city has a story to tell," said Chang. "It was our mission to focus on every aspect of Clewiston, including its history, business climate, amenities and attractions, with the hope that every business in or near the community will reap the bene ts of positive World-Wide-Web publicity." The Chang Group's marketing director, Duane Sulk, was the Executive Producer for the video as well as the host. Digital Video Editor Veronica Suarez edited the 7-minute, 7-second city pro le. "We were able to shoot the entire video in one day," recalled Sulk. "Luckily for us the skies stayed clear until mid-afternoon, but by that time we had everything we needed including the interviews with Denise Hatton and Jeff Barwick which took place in the Chamber of Commerce's conference room. "However, trying to leave the building was another story. It was downpouring and the heavy rain followed us all the way to State Road 80 as we headed back to Fort Myers." It took 15 location shoots to complete the video. According to Sulk, the hour spent on Hoover Dike Road, overlooking Lake Okeechobee, was a highlight. "That location shoot took place rst thing in the morning," said Sulk. "The sun was the perfect height the boat ramps were busy and a few boats were heading out to or coming back from the lake. Even a number of birds cooperated by showing up on cue although totally unscripted. We just got lucky." Other locations included Sugarland Park, Trinidad Park, the Clewiston Golf Course, the AirGlades Airport, Hendry Regional Medical Center, an elementary school and the downtown business district to name just a few. "Although not included in the video we did stop for lunch at the Tiki Bar at Roland Martins Marina," said Suarez. "When you're shooting a video in a city located on the water it just made sense to relax and enjoy it albeit it for just over an hour." In addition to the Clewiston video, The Chang Group has also posted online videos pro ling Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral, with Fort Myers currently in pre-production stage. To view the video go to www.thechanggroup. com, and click on the "Area Information" tab. Note: this video is also on the Clewiston Chamber's website. Clewiston Promoted in Internet Video SUBMITTED PHOTODuane Sulk and Veronica Suarez, members of the marketing department for The Chang Group, edit a 7-minute long video promoting Clewiston and its attractions. RallyContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZJustin Riney speaks before hundreds of people at the Sugarland Rally on September 1.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ella III, 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 2527 2007 2024329-28000000810 Protg Properties Investments Inc A Florida Corporation Lots 142, 143,144, 145 and 146, FORD PARK SECTION 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450875 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 3517 2010 2024329-670000A0140 Marcellous L Smith and Sophia L Harris Lots 25 and 26, Block A, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision of the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, 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 First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450870 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262013CA000093CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, V S. IVAN HERNANDEZ; IVETTE MUNOZ; ELIZABET HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABET HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 8, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262013CA000093CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and IVAN HERNANDEZ; IVETTE MUNOZ; ELIZABET HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABET HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, at 25 E. HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE in HENDRY County, FLORIDA 33935, at 11:00 A .M., on the 18th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 27, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, 38, 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE MOBILE HOME PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE LAND. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens most le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of August, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee A venue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450687 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-201.0-CA-000068 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. NIURKA QUINTANA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 20, 2013, and entered in Case NO. 26-2010CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and NIURKA QUINTANA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OP THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 2257, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE FLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 9002 E BROAD CIRCLE, PORT LA BELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the. surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 21, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10003466 WELLSLPS-SPECFNLMCR-kvickers-Team 1 F10003466 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 451124 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09-00055 CITIBANK NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE4 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JILLIAN SANTIESTEBAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09-00055 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Citibank NA, as trustee for WAMU Series 2007-HE4 Trust, is the Plaintiff and Jillian Santiesteban, Luis Santiesteban, Source Mortgage, Inc., are defendants, the Glades County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, Glades County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 12th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 7, OF RIVERVIEW, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 128,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2155 RIVERSIDE DR, MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 15th day of August, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida By: Tina Esponosa Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 09-16198 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 450679 GCD 9/29;9/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000653CAAXMX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. JOHN 5. BURNS SR.; ROSEMARY K. BURNS A/K/A ROSEMARY BURNS; SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Lot 3, BEE BRANCH LAKES, a subdivision in Section 1, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 71, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. A/K/A 2630 BEE BRANCH LAKES DR LABELLE, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being the second oor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on September 18, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the its pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 8th day of A ugust, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450662 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1N11-R0 Maintenance of Traf c in Charlotte, Lee, Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Amount: $95,132.00 E1N12-R0 Reworking Shoulder, Sodding and Fertilizer in Sarasota County. Budget Amount: $180,174.00. E1N13-R0 Roadside Ditch, Canal Cleaning and Shoulder Rework in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Amount: $62,109.00 E1N14-R0 Milling & Replacing Asphalt, RPM’s and Thermoplastic Markings in Hardee County. Maximum Budgetary Ceiling: $304,000.00 E1N15-R0 Performance Storm Water Pond Maintenance in Polk County. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. 801 North Broadway Avenue Bartow, FL 33830. Budget Amount: $481,920.00. 451119 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2010-CA001029 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR TRUMAN 2012 SC TITLE TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. ANDRE MORRIS A/K/A A. MORRIS; VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE HOA, INC. A/K/A THE VILLAS AT LAKESHORE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Lot 11, VILLAS AT LAKE SHORE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 199, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. A/K/A 380 Lopez Clewiston, FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being the second oor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on September 18, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 14th day of August, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450661 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009CA001227 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. NORAIDA QUINTANA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORAIDA QUINTANA; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 03, 2013, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on August 19, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 7896 5TH PLACE, LEHIGH ACRES, FL 33972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in front of the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse located at 25 East Hickpochee Ave., 2nd Floor, LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, at eleven o’clock a.m., on September 25, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from, the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 20th day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 450946 CN 9/5,12/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-79CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JOANN JENNINGS WOOSLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joann Jennings Woosley, deceased, whose date of death was July 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 29, 2013. Personal Representative: Mara Gail Woosley 6340 Channing Avenue Fort Myers, Florida 33905 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver, Florida Bar Number 215848 Ralph Elver, P.A. P.O. Box 2280. LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 675-5800 (863) 675-4998 Fax Email Service: E-service@ralphelverpa.com Email: Ralph@labellelaw.com Attorney for Personal Representative 450809 CB 8/29;9/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-20 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH A. BOYER, SR., Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f KENNETH A. BOYER, SR., deceased, whose date of death was November 9, 2013 and social security number is ***-**-2417, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f which is P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of rst publication of this notice is August 22, 2013. Kenneth Boyer, Jr. Personal Representative 441 Aural Lane Apopka, FL 32712 Steven J. Polhemus, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Post Of ce Drawer 2188 Labelle, Florida 33975 Telephone: 863-675-0087 Florida Bar No: 182567 450786 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 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 2894 2009 2024329-28000000240 McKay Properties Inc Lot 39 of FORD PARK SUBDIVISION of the City of LaBelle, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450873 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 2482 2010 1344432-A0000960000 Ella III, LLC The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, extending or shortening the East and West boundary line so as to terminate at the North boundary line of Providence City, a subdivision recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 29, 30 and 31, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4237, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access for a of the West 30 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450874 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000717 BANK OF AMERICA, NA. Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT G. GALBREATH, JR.; DEBORAH B. GALBREATH; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2012-CA-000717, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and ROBERT G. GALBREATH, JR.; DEBORAH B. GALBREATH; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 E. HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 33935, at 11:00 A.M., on the 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, BLOCK J, FT. DENAUD ACRES UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 68-70, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1989 PINES TRAILER MOBILE HOME CONTAINING TITLE # 48637743 AND TITLE #48619702 AND VIN # HMLCP28242214116A AND VIN #HMLCP28242214116B WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, accommodation othcrothan the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with, Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450347 CN 8/22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08000097CA CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC REO VESTING; HOMESALES INC D/B/A HOMESALES INC OF DELAWARE, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIATIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTEE L. BARNETT (DECEASED); MELINDA A. NIPPER INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE L. BARNETT (DECEASED); WILLIAM T. BARNETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM T. BARNETT; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 13th day of August 13, 2013 and entered in Case No. 08000097CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM T. BARNETT, MELINDA A. NIPPER INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE L. BARNETT (DECEASED) and UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIATIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTEE L. BARNETT (DECEASED), are defendants. The Clerk of’ this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J., MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of Sept. 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit; TRACT B-5, THE SOUTH 335 FEET OF THE NORTH 873 FEET OF THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A 2000 LIBE DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #’S 10L26982U AND 10L26982X ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE. IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS /MIST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to yon, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number Is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 15th day of August, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD, ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 450768 GCD 8/29;9/5/2013 NOTICE Preparation of an Environmental Assessment and Scoping Meetings for Airglades Airport, Hendry County, Florida SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, Hendry County is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the proposed privatization and subsequent development of a 10,000foot air cargo runway and related cargo and aircraft maintenance facilities at the Airglades Airport, 1090 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440. Once completed, the EA will be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the agency’s decision to either prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or issue a Finding of No Signi cant Impact. To ensure all issues and public concerns related to the proposed actions are identi ed and considered in the EA, the County will hold one governmental agency Scoping Meeting and one public Scoping Meeting. AIRPORT INFORMATION: The Airglades Airport is a public-use, general aviation airport. The airport presently has a 5,905-foot paved runway, access taxiways, aircraft parking apron, aircraft storage and maintenance hangars, and a passenger terminal building. The airport supports business ights (including jets), recreational ying, ight training, and sky diving activities. The airport also supports a relatively new industrial park. The Florida Dept. of Transportation shows that the airport had 24 based aircraft in 2011 and generated approximately 11,527 aircraft operations the same year. PROPOSED ACTIONS: The FAA informed Hendry County that the preliminary application for Airglades Airport’s participation in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program (APPP) was accepted on October 18, 2010. The letter also indicated that Hendry County may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a nal application. The private operator has been selected; draft management and purchase agreements have been submitted to FAA for review; and a nal application is being prepared for submission to the FAA in 2014. The proposed actions and airport development expected to occur if the application is approved include: • Acquisition of the Airglades Airport by a Private Developer for the construction and operation of a new Perishable Air Cargo Complex • Acquisition of approximately 250 additional acres of land to accommodate the new north/south runway development • New 10,000’x150’ Runway including parallel and connecting Taxiways • New Perishable Air Cargo Distribution Center, including all associated inspection services such as U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Transportation Security Administration • New Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Facilities, including Aircraft Paint Facility and associated aircraft parking apron • New Aircraft Rescue and Fire ghting (ARFF) Facility • New Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Facility • New Aircraft Apron Areas to support 10 wide-body Aircraft • New Air Traf c Control Tower (ATCT) Facility • New Fuel Storage Facilities, including Apron Hydrant Fueling • New Warehouse and Distribution Facilities • Vehicular Access and Automobile and Truck Parking Facilities • Site Improvements including Drainage, Stormwater Detention, Utilities, Etc. • Establishment of Two (2) Category III Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), including associated Approach Light Systems (ALS), Site Preparation, and Equipment Installation EA PREPARATION: FAA actions related to the privatization of Airglades Airport and the development of a new air cargo runway (and related facilities) require environmental analysis, coordination, and documentation conforming to the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and guidance contained in the FAA’s Airport Environmental Handbook (Order 1050.1E) and FAA’s NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions (Order 5050.4B). Hendry County will prepare the EA and assess the environmental, social, and economic impacts associated with the proposed actions at the Airglades Airport. The EA will consider the No-Action Alternative, the Proposed Action, and other reasonable alternatives identi ed during Scoping and the EA process. A Draft EA will be circulated for public and agency review and comment. After review of the Draft EA, a Final EA will be submitted to the FAA for the agency’s decision to either prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or issue a Finding of No Signi cant Impact. SCOPING COMMENTS: Comments and suggestions are invited from federal, state, and local agencies; governments; Native American tribe of cials and representatives; the public; and other interested parties to ensure that the full range of alternatives and all issues and public concerns related to the proposed action are identi ed and considered in the EA. Written comments and suggestions concerning the scope of the EA should be mailed to Hendry County at the address listed below. Comments should be postmarked no later than October 19, 2013. Public and Agency Scoping Meetings: Hendry County will hold one (1) public scoping meeting to solicit input from the public and interested parties and one (1) agency scoping meeting to solicit input from federal, state, and local agencies, governments, and Native American of cials and representatives which have jurisdiction by law or have speci c expertise with respect to any environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. The public and agency scoping meetings will be held September 19, 2013 at the John B. Boy Auditorium, 1200 WC Owen Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The public meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The agency scoping meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is being held speci cally for agencies, government of cials, and Native American tribe of cials and representatives. SUBMIT SCOPING COMMENTS TO: Mr. Charles Chapman IV, County Administrator, Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 450649 CN/CB 8/22;9/5/2013 AVISO Preparacin de Evaluacin Ambiental y de Estudio de Alcance para el Aeropuerto de Airglades, Condado de Hendry, Florida RESUMEN: De conformidad con Ley Nacional de Poltica Ambiental (National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]) de 1969, el Condado de Hendry est preparando una Evaluacin Ambiental (EA) para abordar la privatizacin propuesta y subsiguiente desarrollo de una pista de 10,000 pies para aviones de carga y de las instalaciones relacionadas con la carga y el mantenimiento de aeronaves en el Aeropuerto de Airglades, 1090 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440. Una vez completada, la EA ser presentada a la Administracin Federal de Aviacin (FAA) para la decisin de la agencia de preparar una Declaracin de Impacto Ambiental o expedir una Conclusin de Ningn Impacto Signi cativo. Para garantizar que todos los asuntos e inquietudes pblicas en relacin con las acciones propuestas sean identi cados y considerados en la EA, el Condado celebrar una Reunin de Estudio Alcance para agencias gubernamentales y una Reunin de Estudio Alcance pblica. INFORMACION DEL AEROPUERTO: El Aeropuerto de Airglades es un aeropuerto de uso pblico para aviacin general. El aeropuerto tiene actualmente una pista de aterrizaje pavimentada de 5,905 pies, pistas de rodaje, anden de estacionamiento de aeronaves, hangares para almacenamiento y mantenimiento de aeronaves, y un edi cio de terminal de pasajeros. El aeropuerto atiende viajes empresariales (incluyendo jets), vuelo recreativo, entrenamiento de vuelo, y actividades de paracaidismo. El aeropuerto tambin atiende un parque industrial relativamente nuevo. El Departamento de Transportacin de la Florida indica que en el 2011, 24 aeronaves utilizaban al aeropuerto como base, y que gener aproximadamente 11,527 operaciones de aeronaves en ese mismo ao. ACCIONES PROPUESTAS : La FAA inform al Condado de Hendry que la solicitud preliminar para la participacin del Aeropuerto de Airglades en el Programa Piloto de Privatizacin de Aeropuertos (APPP) fue aceptada el 18 de octubre de 2010. La carta tambin indicaba que el Condado de Hendry puede seleccionar un operador privado, negociar un acuerdo y presentar una solicitud nal. El operador privado ha sido seleccionado; se han presentado borradores de los contratos de gestin y de compra a la FAA para su revisin; y una solicitud nal est siendo preparada para ser presentada a la FAA en 2014. Las acciones propuestas y el desarrollo del aeropuerto que se espera ocurran si la solicitud es aprobada incluyen: • Adquisicin del Aeropuerto de Airglades por parte de un Urbanizador Privado para la construccin y operacin de un nuevo Complejo de Carga Area Perecedera • Adquisicin de aproximadamente 250 acres adicionales de tierra para alojar el desarrollo de la nueva pista norte / sur • Nueva Pista de 10,000’ x 150’ incluyendo Vas de Rodaje paralelas y de conexin • Nuevo Centro de Distribucin de Carga Area Perecedera, incluyendo todos los servicios de inspeccin asociados tales como el Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU., Aduanas y Proteccin de Fronteras de los EE.UU., y Administracin de Seguridad del Transporte • Nuevas Instalaciones de Mantenimiento, Reparacin y Reconstruccion (MRO), incluyendo Instalaciones para Pintura de Aeronaves y anden de estacionamiento de aeronaves asociada • Nuevas Instalaciones de Rescate de Aeronaves y Anti-Incendios (ARFF) • Nuevas Instalaciones de Equipos de Soporte en Tierra (GSE) • Nuevas reas de Anden para Aeronaves para apoyar 10 aeronaves de fuselaje ancho • Nueva Torre de Control de Tr co Areo (ATCT) • Nuevas Instalaciones de Almacenamiento de Combustibles, incluyendo Anden de Hidrantes de Reaprovisionamiento de Combustible • Nueva Bodega e Instalaciones de Distribucin • Acceso Vehicular y Estacionamiento para Vehculos y Camiones • Mejoras del sito incluyendo Drenaje, Detencin de Aguas Pluviales, Servicios Pblicos, etc. • Establecimiento de Dos (2) Sistemas de Aterrizaje por Instrumentos (ILS) Categora III, incluyendo los Sistemas de Luces de Aproximacin (ALS) asociados, preparacin del sitio e instalacin de equipos PREPARACION DE LA EA: Las acciones de la FAA relacionadas con la privatizacin del Aeropuerto de Airglades y el desarrollo de una nueva pista para aviones de carga (e instalaciones relacionadas) requieren anlisis ambientales, coordinacin y documentacin conforme con las disposiciones de la Ley Nacional de Poltica Ambiental de 1969 (NEPA) y la orientacin contenida en el Manual Ambiental para Aeropuertos (Airport Environmental Handbook) (Orden 1050.1E) de la FAA y las Instrucciones de Implementacin de la NEPA para Acciones Aeroportuarias (NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions) (Orden 5050.4B) de la FAA. El Condado de Hendry preparar la EA y evaluar los impactos ambientales, sociales y econmicos asociados con las acciones propuestas en el Aeropuerto de Airglades. La EA considerar la Alternativa de No Accin, la Accin Propuesta, y otras alternativas razonables identi cadas durante el Estudio Preliminar y el proceso de EA. Un Borrador de la EA ser circulado para revisin y comentarios del pblico y las agencias. Tras la revisin del Borrador de la EA, una EA Final ser presentada a la FAA para decisin de la agencia de preparar o bien una Declaracin de Impacto Ambiental o expedir una Conclusin de Ningn Impacto Signi cativo. COMENTARIOS SOBRE EL ESTUDIO DE ALCANCE : Se invita a enviar comentarios y sugerencias por parte de las agencias federales, estatales y locales; gobiernos; funcionarios y representantes de tribus indgenas estadounidenses; el pblico; y otras partes interesadas para garantizar que la gama completa de alternativas y todos los asuntos e inquietudes pblicas relacionados con la accin propuesta sean identi cados y considerados en la EA. Los comentarios y sugerencias por escrito sobre el alcance de la EA deben ser enviados por correo postal al Condado de Hendry a la direccin indicada abajo. Todos los comentarios deben llevar matasellos con fecha no posterior al 19 de octubre de 2013. Reuniones Pblicas y de las Agencias relativo al Estudio de Alcance: El Condado de Hendry celebrar una (1) reunin pblica de alcance para solicitar las opiniones del pblico y de las partes interesadas y una (1) reunin de alcance para agencias para solicitar las opiniones de agencias y de los gobiernos federal, estatal y local, y de funcionarios y representantes de tribus indgenas estadounidenses que tengan jurisdiccin por ley o tengan pericia espec ca con respecto a cualquier impacto ambiental asociado con el proyecto propuesto. Las reuniones de alcance pblica y para agencias se celebrarn el 19 de septiembre de 2013 en el Auditorio John B. Boy, 1200 WC Owen Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 La reunin pblica se celebrar de 5 p.m. a 8 p.m. La reunin de estudio preliminar para agencias se celebrar de 1:30 p.m. a 3:30 p.m. y se llevar a cabo espec camente para agencias, funcionarios del gobierno y funcionarios y representantes de tribus indgenas estadounidenses. ENVIE SUS COMENTARIOS ALCANCE A : Sr. Charles Chapman IV, Administrador del Condado, Apartado Postal 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 450647 CN/CB 8/22;9/5/2013 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 3438 2010 2024329-26000020080 Jose I Quintero & David T Esquivel Lot 8, Block 2, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 40, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450864 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 2536 2010 1354432-A0001150000 Alberto Lobaina The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4511 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450843 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 3818 2010 4104329-01020230170 Roger J Gendreau Lot 17, Block 2023, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450862 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4153 2010 4104329-03021290140 SSA Development LLC Lot 14, Block 2129, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450868 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF RFP RANKING COMMITTEE MEETING Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the responses to RFP # 2013-25, Inmate Medical Services for the Hendry County Jail. It will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., in Administration Conference Room #1, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 451667 CN/CB 9/5/2013 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 1429 2009 1154432-A0000570100 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3293, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450869 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 3819 2010 4104329-01020230180 Roger J Gendreau Lot 18, Block 2023, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450866 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 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 2049 2009 1354432-A0000600000 McKay Properties Inc The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4633, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450845 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 HENDRY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEOn Friday, August 30, at approximately 3:25 p.m., members of the Hendry County Narcotics Unit conducted a controlled delivery of a package suspected of containing marijuana. A narcotics investigator, posing as a parcel serviceman, delivered the suspicious package to 610 Caloosa Estates Drive., in North Labelle. After a short period of time, narcotics investigators witnessed a white Jeep driven by the suspect, 24-year-old David Ramirez Jr., pull into the driveway of the home. Investigators witnessed Ramirez pick the package up and take it inside the home. Approximately 15 minutes later, Ramirez stepped outside the residence to speak with a guest who had arrived. Investigators then approached the house and detained Ramirez in the home. At that time, sheriff’s investigators conducted a search of the home and located approximately 17 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $17,000, inside a red duf e bag. Ramirez was taken into custody and transported to the Hendry County Jail. Ramirez is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He is currently being held without bond. Man Arrested on Marijuana Possession Charges David Ramirez Jr. Arrested on 8/30/13, by Of cer Rojas For DUI O Roy Smith, 64 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Arrested on 9/2/13, by Ofcer McLeod For Fugitive from justice, in county warrant c in Erica Roman, 30Arrested on 9/2/13, by Ofcer Garrett For Possession of marijuana with intent to sell; fugitive from justice, in county warrant c ju gi w Allah Lawrence, 26Arrested on 8/29/13, by Of cer Garrett For Possession of cocaine O Carl Eaves, 42Arrested on 8/31/13, by Of cer Rojas For Fugitive from justice, in county warrant O in Alexander Bonilla, 24Arrested on 9/1/13, by Ofcer Chamberlain For Driving while license suspended, habitual offender c su Felix Artola, 33Arrested on 8/28/13, by Of cer McLeod For aggravated battery on person 65 years or older O pe Alexandro Vazquez, 22Arrested on 8/28/13, by Sergeant Grif n For Grand theft of motor vehicle Se ve Ralph Rudolph Hein, 29Arrested on 8/28/13, by Deputy Campbell For Possession of cocaine De O.C. Hunter Jr., 45 stop for oncoming traf c at the intersection of N. Granja Street and Bald Cypress Avenue in Montura. The ATV struck a trailer being pulled by a Ford F150 and both Leon and Gonzalez were ejected from the ATV. The 17-year-old driver of the Ford F150 was not injured, however, Leon and Gonzalez were transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. It is still unknown whether alcohol played a role in the accident. AccidentContinued From Page 1 Cases of dengue fever have been reported in Miami-Dade and Martin Counties, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported. Martin County has reported seven con rmed cases of dengue fever, while Miami-Dade has reported one con rmed case. According to the DOH, the eight individuals who contracted the disease have no recent history of international travel; of cials said the individuals most likely contracted the disease from local mosquitoes, a rare occurrence in the United States. Dengue fever is contracted when a person is bitten by an infected mosquito. It cannot, however, be transmitted from person to person. While some individuals experience little to no symptoms, the most common symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, severe headache, joint or bone pain and rash, according to the DOH. Prevention is key against dengue fever. Eliminate places where mosquitoes lay their eggs, like containers that hold water in and around the home; be sure window and door screens are not loose or have holes; and wear insect repellent, long-sleeves and pants while outside, said the DOH. The DOH is also asking anyone experiencing symptoms of dengue fever to contact their health care provider. For more information about dengue fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses, please visit the Florida Department of Health website: www.doh.state. .us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html. Dengue Fever Con rmed in South Fla. COURTESY PHOTO PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZSugarland RallyRally participants hung signs in Sugarland Park to protest pollution caused by Lake Okeechobee water releases.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3472 2010 2024329-28000000690 Rosanna Williams Est c/o Joy Mitchell Lot 121, Section 1, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450867 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 1388 2009 1144432-A0002010100 Ilene Klasfeld dba TCPA Properties The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, 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 Lot No. 2846, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450834 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ella III, 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 921 2007 1354331-010000O0140 Edward R Napoli The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 14, Block O, Pioneer Plantation, unrecorded. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450871 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 When gasoline prices go up in one’s neighborhood, it’s hard to imagine that anyone else has it worse. Who has the worst price volatility in the country? Which markets see the steepest price hikes? Where do the gas stations and convenience stores change the prices most frequently? GasBuddy found the answers. “While major markets like L.A., New York and Chicago get much of the attention and criticism, they’re not even in the top 20 among cities that see the steepest price hikes,” says Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. “The steep price hikes recorded in more than 25 cities in the Midwest dwarf the increases seen in the rest of the country. And nowhere is it worse than Fort Wayne, Indiana. So far this year, Fort Wayne has recorded the highest single day average price hike -34 cents per gallon -among its three highest daily changes. It is followed by Indianapolis (0.32 cents per gallon); Dayton, Ohio (0.31 cents per gallon); Columbus, Ohio (0.30 cents per gallon) and Toledo, Ohio (0.28 per gallon),” said DeHaan. He emphasized that the gures represent the average of the three highest single-day price spikes and that Midwesterners have seen 30 or more cent increases often enough to know they’re not a statistical anomaly. On the west coast, Bakers eld, Calif. had the largest increase in its single-day prices (taking the average of the highest three daily spikes) with a nine-cent gain. In the Rocky Mountains region, Colorado Springs led the list with an 11-cent single day spike. The Gulf Coast region’s highest single-day spike was recorded in Lubbock, Texas (14 cents per gallon), while on the East Coast, it was Myrtle Beach, S.C. posting an 11-cent increase to lead that region. GasBuddy examined “frequency of price changes,” too and found that the Midwest and West Coast regions led the way with the number of days that prices changed a penny or more per gallon. Nationwide, stations in Stockton, Calif. have posted 72 days of price changes over a penny per gallon since January 1, while Jackson, Miss., Memphis, Tenn. and New Haven, Conn. have all recorded 67 increases of one cent or more. “While small cities lead the way among markets with the steepest price spikes, we saw some larger Midwestern cities, like Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit, positioned prominently among the leaders for days with one cent or more price increases, and that undoubtedly fuels consumer anxiety in places where there’s plenty already,” said Gregg Laskoski, another senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. “But when we look at the number of days with average price decreases of more than a penny, we see the Midwestern cities more than doubling every other region in the country,” DeHaan noted, “and it’s the downside of that roller coaster ride that consumers easily forget. We complain about the higher highs, but we’re quiet when we bene t from the lower lows!” GasBuddy Identi es U.S. Cities With Wildest Gas Price Fluctuations Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and of the Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin (IRLLOB) and Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Ft. Myers), Senate Majority Leader and Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, recently commented on a budget amendment proposed by Governor Scott through the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to reduce releases from Lake Okeechobee through a number of water redirection and storage projects. “During our Select Committee meeting last week, we heard from local elected of cials, scienti c experts and numerous constituents who offered innovative water storage solutions to help reduce and redirect the current releases from Lake Okeechobee,” said Chair Negron. “I appreciate the governor’s leadership in placing this budget amendment on consultation for our Legislative Budget Commission to review. We must act now to store and redirect water before it comes into our communities.” The Florida Senate received noti cation from the Governor’s Of ce that the DEP submitted a request for increased budget authority for projects affecting water management in the Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin. The DEP requested increased budget authority of $2,769,525 from the Water Management Lands Trust Fund for the Grants and Aids to Water Management Districts Wetlands Protection special category. “This budget amendment contains the types of short-term water storage options Senator Negron and our Select Committee committed to exploring during last week’s meeting,” said Leader Benacquisto, who serves as a member of the Senate Select Committee on IRLLOB. “I’m hopeful the funding will be approved by the Legislative Budget Commission and take us one step closer to a permanent solution.” If approved by the Legislative Budget Commission the funding will be used to help reduce the ow of water to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers. Projects include operational and structural changes to existing system infrastructure that will help mitigate the estuary ows and high stages in the Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) by moving excess water south to Everglades National Park. This will allow maximization of critical pump stations to move excess water from the WCAs, thereby reducing their stages, so additional Lake Okeechobee ows can be sent south. Other short term projects include storing water on public lands in the St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Caloosahatchee Basins. August 29 is the beginning the Legislature’s legally required 14-day evaluation period. The next step is approval by the Legislative Budget Commission, which is authorized to approve budget amendments submitted by the executive branch during the time period between legislative sessions. Debate: Lake ‘O’ Water Releases into St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers COURTESY PHOTOSenators Negron and Benacquisto support proposed funding to reduce releases into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers. Pictu red above is the Caloosahatchee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 5, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOCriminal Justice ClassThe Criminal Justice Operations Program received their patrol vehicle this week. The Crown Vic Interceptor was donated by Sheriff Rick Bradshaw of Palm Beach County. The paint scheme and graphics were funded by Dr. Chip Edwards, Tim’s Auto Body, and Bad Shark Sign Company. The vehicle will be utilized in real life scenarios by the students, such as traf c stops, alarm calls, safety checks and other situations. The Criminal Justice Operations Program appreciates the generous support of those who made it possible for the vehicle to become a reality. Clewiston Parks and Recreation’s rst Softball Co-Ed league was a great success. The league had 6 teams that consisted of 3 Clewiston teams: Elite Healthcare Center PA, New Harvest Church and Wal-Mart; 1 Belle Glade team: The Youngster; 1 Moore Haven team: CCA Moore Correctional Facility; and 1 team mixed with Labelle, Clewiston, Moore Haven, and Okeechobee named The Outlawz. The Outlawz won the regular season with a record of 9-1. Five teams went into the playoff with a single game elimination. The Outlawz and Elite Healthcare had a rst round bye. New Harvest Church played against CCA. New Harvest escaped CCA to move on to play The Outlawz. The Youngster advanced to play Elite Healthcare in the second round of the playoff. Elite Healthcare Center blew past the Youngster to advance to the Championship Game. The Outlawz beat the New Harvest Church to advance to the championship game to play against Elite Healthcare Center PA. The Outlawz lost to Elite Healthcare Center PA for the second time of the season. Elite Healthcare Center is the 2013 Softball Co-Ed Champion! 2013 Softball Co-Ed Championship PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZTiger FootballClewiston Tiger fans trickle into Cane Field before the start of the game on August 30.