The Clewiston news

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
The Clewiston news
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication:
Clewiston Fla
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates:
26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note:
Tom Smith, editor.
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000366793
oclc - 33429955
notis - ACA5652
lccn - sn 95047264
System ID:
UF00028415:01492

Related Items

Preceded by:
Clewiston progress


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA 22-year-old Clewiston man was accused of murder after allegedly beating a West Virginia university student to death on August 31. Craig Tyler Peacock was arrested in West Virginia on September 2 at around 12:45 a.m. at a campsite frequented by workers in the oil and gas industry, according to a press release from the Wheeling Police Department. Peacock was arrested, along with Jarrett Mathis Chandler, 24, of Winn eld, La., and charged with murder. The two men are accused of beating to death a student and athlete of Wheeling Jesuit University. Wheeling Police reported that the victim, 21-year-old Kevin Figaniak, of Perkasie, Pa., and his friend were atBY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe people of Western Hendry County have spoken. "The idea of spending scarce tax dollars in this horrible economy on a golf course seems daft," said Dr. Stan Andrews, resident of LaBelle and former director of Sponsored Research at Florida Atlantic University. "I would vote against anyone [commissioner] who votes for this. It shows me they didn't have enough judgement," said one Pioneer resident. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsWater bubbled and gurgled its way up from the ground after the timer was turned for the rst time at Clewiston's new spray park on Aug. 30. Children laughed and giggled their way through the fountains of water over Labor Day weekend; the park open to the public in an effort to detect and reconcile any problems that may have existed before the grand opening anticipated in the coming weeks. The brand new spray park had the community waiting patiently behind its closed gates, as construction was postponed due to Mother Nature, and an effort to cut costs meant using inhouse laborers rather than speedy, more expensive contractors. The spray park, conveniently located next to the C.S. Mott Swimming Pool, is the perfect place for families to cool down on hot summer days. Children can move between the splash park and the pool with ease, giving them more freedom and enjoyment at one of Clewiston Recreation's mostloved facilities. After the "soft opening" over Labor Day weekend, the spray park was once again closed to address the issues found, which included chips in the oor's paint, which was not allowed to cure long enough, and minor drainage problems. While the park remained closed, T, S V. N K S T P A R A S I SEE PARK 15 SEE BOCC  22 SUBMITTED PHOTOA little girl enjoys Clewiston’s new splash park over Labor Day weekend. Splash Park Opens for Labor Day Rec. Director plans new programs for Clewiston’s Youth Center Not With My TaxesPublic voices opinion about proposed golf course in LaBelle; BOCC shuts down using MSBU to fund itSEE MURDER 3 Clewiston Man Charged with Murder

PAGE 2

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Price plus tax, tax, license, and $699 dealer fee. stk# c179430, MSRP $31,685, 12,000 miles per year, with approved credit, v ehicle subject to sale, picture for illustration purposes only, residency restrictions apply, see dealer for details. dealer no t responsible for typographical errors. ends 09/30/2013$349 36 mos. $2,499 due at signing per mo.for 2014 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013

PAGE 3

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 tacked by three or four men around 1:45 a.m. in Wheeling. The men ed the scene before of cers arrived. According to the press release, Figaniak was unresponsive when of cers arrived at the scene. Figaniak suffered severe head trauma and was taken to a local hospital. He was eventually transferred to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries on August 31. Peacock and Chandler were eventually arrested and taken to Northern Regional Jail in West Virginia; each is being held on a one million dollar, cash-only bond. Wheeling Police said the investigation is "a very active one" and "additional charges may be forthcoming." MurderContinued From Page 1 COURTESY PHOTOCraig Tyler Peacock (left), 22, of Clewiston, and Jarrett Mathis Chandler (right), 24, of Winn eld, La., were charged with murder in West Virginia after allegedly beating a 21-year-old student to death. The Clewiston Fire Department and Clewiston Police Department treated K-3, K-4, and kindergarten students at Clewiston Christia n School to a special visit. CCS would like to say "thank you" for taking the time to come and speak to the students! SUBMITTED PHOTOLittle Lions Preschool students were eager to learn all about being a reman and could not wait to get a peek at the re truck! SUBMITTED PHOTOOf cer Nieves of the Clewiston Police Department answers questions from the students in Mrs. McDonald’s kindergarten class. Thank You from the Christian School Kindergarten LET NO ONE WHO LOVES BE CALLED ALTOGETHER UNHAPPY. EVEN LOVE UNRETURNED HAS ITS RAINBOW. -BARRIE

PAGE 4

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonNorthern Rough-winged Swallows breed from southeastern Alaska and southern Canada, southward throughout the United States and into Central America. They are an uncommon, early summer breeder found in or around suitable breeding sites in northern and central Florida. These birds winter along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, in southern California and through Mexico to Panama. Their prolonged migratory period can range from March to May, and then again from June to January. Their name “Rough-winged” refers to the tiny hooklets on the outer edge of their wing feathers. The function of these rough wing edges, that are only visible under a magnifying glass, is unknown. These small, stocky songbirds have brown upper parts, a dull brown head and pale brown throat. They have broad pointed wings, a small bill and a short, squared tail that is white underneath. Roughwinged Swallows don’t have the clearcut breast bar like a Bank Swallow. Juvenile Northern Rough-winged Swallows have two distinct cinnamonbrown wingbars and a cinnamon wash on their throat. The song of Northern Roughwinged Swallows is a low, unmusical “br-r-ret” that is often doubled. Their call is a frequent low coarse buzzy insectlike rising “prriit”. Rough-winged Swallows prefer open areas located close to water. Their diet consists almost exclusively of ying insects, including ies, ants and beetles that are taken in the air or from the surface of water. These birds drink by skimming the water’s surface while they are in ight. They will sometimes forage on the ground. Northern Roughwinged Swallows are usually solitary nesters, but can also be found in small colonies. The breeding pair usually excavates a burrow four to ve feet long in a sand bank or cliff. They will also nest in abandoned burrows and man-made structures, such as bridges, culverts and drainpipes. One nest was documented inside a Civil War cannon. The female lays ve to seven glossy white eggs, which she incubates for 11 days. The young are born helpless with sparse down feathers. They usually edge in about 20 days. The nesting pair raises one brood annually. Volunteers will be searching Northern Roughwinged Swallows and other migratory bird species during the Eighth Annual Hendy-Glades North American Migration Count at STA-5 and Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest on Saturday, Sept. 21. Teams meet at the Keri Fire Tower and STA-5 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), visit: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or call Margaret England at 863-674-0695. Reservations are required for these trips. Inland Birding Fun: Northern Rough-winged Swallow PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERAbove is the Northern Rough-winged Swallow. General Mills announced today a voluntary Class II recall of a limited quantity of refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing. No other avors or varieties of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls or Pillsbury dough products are being recalled. Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls and Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls are not included in this recall. This action is being taken as a precaution because the dough may contain fragments from a broken piece of plastic on the production line. These products are sold in grocery stores nationally. No other Pillsbury dough products are being recalled. Only speci c 8-count single and double packages with certain date codes of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing are being recalled: Product Better if Used Date on Package Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing 30OCT2013 and 31OCT2013 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing 2-pack 18OCT2013, 26OCT2013 and 31OCT2013 Consumers who have products covered by this recall are urged to contact General Mills for a replacement. Consumers with questions may contact General Mills toll-free at 1-800-775-4777. Company Sees Recall of Cinnamon RollsGeneral Mills Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity of Refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls With Icing SUBMITTED PHOTOPillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing.

PAGE 5

A man of impeccable character and ingenuity, John B. Boy was born in Johnson City, Tenn. in 1917. Perhaps it was fate that brought him to Clewiston in 1945, where his journey has left a legacy of success and goodwill for the community. Mr. Boy was raised in Huntington, Va., attended Georgia Tech and joined the Naval ROTC program. He graduated as a Naval Reserve Of cer and was called into active duty when U.S. entered WWII. He became captain of his rst ship, the USS PC613, and the USS Hatton DE-703. He exited the Navy with the rank of commander and began his career with U.S. Sugar, where he was highly valued because of his background as a mechanical engineer. He made important contributions to the design and implementation of a conversion from tractors running on metal tracks to large fourwheel drive tractors using rubber tires. This change revolutionized the way sugarcane was harvested. He rose quickly in the ranks at U.S. Sugar, from Mr. Vaughn Sr.'s special assistant to vice president of administration in 1960. He was elected to executive vice president in 1961, then to the board of directors in 1966 and ultimately to president in 1970. During his tenure he expanded the company's interests into cattle, vegetables, citrus and sod, and pioneered many innovations in equipment and methods used in the sugarcane industry. He married Nancy Adams from Miami and they raised their family in Clewiston. He was a lifetime members of the American Legion and a supporter of Kiwanis and VFW. In addition to the numerous awards and accolades received during his career, he was inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame. He retired in 1987, after a glorious career that clearly helped to make Clewiston "America's Sweetest Town." 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*153810v7RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 Locals remember John B. Boy“Fate has a way of opening doors for you. You just have to take advantage of the opportunities that fate shows you” The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Of ce of Minority Health invites everyone to join the statewide Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month campaign. This campaign aims to improve the health of all Floridians by encouraging prevention and early detection. "I invite you to join us in improving Florida's health by being part of Take a Loved One to the Doctor during the month of September," said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "Think about your family members and friends who need a health assessment, and encourage them to make an appointment to see a health care professional or attend a health event in your community." The campaign is inspired by the Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day national initiative, which is celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in September. The Department is seeking to remind Florida residents and visitors of the importance of seeking health care by extending this observance all month long. The 2013 campaign theme, "Health by Choice, Not by Chance: Working Together For a Healthy Community," is an encouragement to all Floridians to take a proactive approach to health. "This September, make every day Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day by reminding those around you to actively strive toward a healthier life by seeing a physician," said Mike Mason, director of the Department's Of ce of Minority Health. "Your help is needed to promote health among all Floridians by creating a statewide network of health care providers, centers, clinics, physicians and departments who offer services to the underserved and vulnerable populations of our state." More information about Take a Loved One to the Doctor is available at the following link: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/minority/take_a_ loved_one_main.html. Celebrating ‘Take a Loved One to the Doctor’ Month

PAGE 6

Certain things may be beyond one’s control -the weather, the stock market or whether a favorite team wins or loses its next game. However, new ndings show that possessing an optimistic attitude makes one more likely to take charge of her life in key ways -from healthy eating and visiting the doctor annually, to planning ahead and getting more accomplished at work. This could be good news for the country. According to the Measuring Optimism, Outlook and Direction (M.O.O.D.) of America study, conducted by Lincoln Financial Group, 80 percent of Americans are optimistic about their future and 78 percent are optimistic about their nancial future. The study, which polled more than 2,300 Americans, nds that a majority of people, almost seven in 10, feel “in control” of their lives. They take proactive steps to re-charge their mental batteries by pursuing hobbies or spending time with family and friends. They are also more likely to focus on building nancial security, such as putting away money for retirement. Speci cally, the majority of those polled view being debt-free, staying within a budget, paying credit card bills in full each month and putting money away for retirement as very important nancial steps to take to gain control. “Financial preparedness is best when it is rooted in optimism that leads to action,” says Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Group. “No step taken is too small.” Experts say people should start preparing for the future by incorporating a proactive approach to nancial endeavors. Where can people turn to for help? The M.O.O.D. study nds that the advice of a nancial professional tops the list as a preferred source of information. Of those polled, 38 percent say they use advisors or planners for nancial advice, compared to other leading sources, like information obtained from online searches (35 percent), spouses or signi cant others (31 percent) or friends (24 percent). “There are more sources of information to choose from today than ever before,” says Will Fuller, president of Lincoln Financial Group Distribution. “Study results clearly show that a trusted advisor is the most desirable source of guidance, and that’s because the knowledge and expertise they bring to the table can help people achieve their goals.” 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.John Carlos Martinez, 30 KISSIMMEE — John Martinez passed from this life on Sept. 3, 2013. John was a sweet and loving soul and nature’s true child. His love of animals, shing and the outdoors was exhibited in the way he lived his life. His lack of fear wrestling gators astonished all and he truly enjoyed sharing that talent to the delight of many. He was a loyal, honorable and humble young man. His smile was contagious. John was preceded in death by his father, Rick Martinez. He is survived by his mother, Susan Allen; sisters, Casey Williams and Chiniah Martinez; and a friend he called brother, Luke Mazzina. John leaves behind many family members including aunts, Christy Potter (John), Debbie Williams, and Lynn Fox (Ed); uncle, Billy Allen; and cousins, Christian Potter, Justin Potter, Alicia Williams, Leah Rose Cunningham, Dusty Goodwin, Krissy Brown, Joey Brown, Crystal Allen and Jacob Allen; along with numerous friends who loved him deeply. A memorial service has not yet been scheduled. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 More Americans Are Optimistic About their Futures Suwannee River oodwaters at the Branford gauge fell below 24 feet, allowing for the deactivation of boating restrictions that have been in effect since Aug. 31. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, nowake restriction on Zone 3, which runs from Little River Spring to the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff. This 23-mile segment is an idlespeed, no-wake zone as long as the Suwannee River is at 24 feet or more at the Branford gauge. “The Suwannee River Water Management District veri ed the water level has fallen below the required 24 feet at Branford,” said Capt. Martin Redmond, area supervisor at the FWC’s Lake City of ce. “There are still two active idle-speed, nowake zones on the river system. Those are Zones 4 and 5, ” Redmond said. Zone 4 runs from the C.R. 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to one mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no wake-zone when the Suwannee River reaches nine feet or more at the Wilcox gauge, where ood stage is 11 feet. Zone 5 runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the con uence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where ood stage is 19 feet. An idle-speed, no-wake restriction means a vessel must proceed at a speed no greater than what is required to maintain steerageway and headway in that river zone. At no time is any vessel required to proceed so slowly that the operator is unable to control it or anything it may be towing. The Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers are divided into ve ood zones. The other zones are: Zone 1 runs from the U.S. 90 Bridge at Ellaville south to the State Road 51 Bridge at Luraville. This 39-mile segment becomes an idlespeed, no-wake zone when the Suwannee River reaches 47 feet or more at the Ellaville gauge, where ood stage is 54 feet. Zone 2 stretches from the S.R. 51 Bridge at Luraville to Little River Spring. This 18-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Suwannee River reaches 26 feet or more above mean sea level at the Branford gauge, where ood stage is 29 feet. To obtain real-time river level information, visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com. Zone 3 Boating Restrictions Lifted

PAGE 7

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchTerminal cancer is a hard disease to understand. It hurts not only the victims, but their families and friends, as well. It’s a hard process to endure. Over the years, I’ve watched a number of good friends and family suffer and die from cancer. Some are battling it now. Being a pastor doesn’t protect or prevent us from feeling sad, hurt or even angry when cancer occurs in people’s lives. We feel just as helpless as those around us. And like many others, we preachers always hope that God gives us the right words, and that we are instruments through whom God speaks. I remember while praying for someone with cancer that I got a very clear message that the person was going to be okay, and felt led to share that message. The person rallied for a while, but then complications set in and the person died. It hit me hard. The message I had received seemed so clear. I once again turned to God, this time with questions. God came back to me, “Brian is okay. What about you?” I realized that the message I had received was true. I was looking for Brian to be healed. What Brian got was the ultimate healing. For those of us with faith, death isn’t the end, but a “going home” to be with God. Brian’s earthly body may have perished, but his heavenly body lives on for eternity. Brian is more than okay. But what about us? What if you were to die today, or your spouse, or your child? Would you be okay? Would they? How is your soul? How is theirs? No one knows what tomorrow holds, but we know who holds tomorrow. It would do us good to make sure of our connection with Him who holds our tomorrows so that when the roll is called up yonder, we’ll be there. And by the way, cancer isn’t the victor, God is. Put in the right perspective, we can come to realize that cancer is limited in many ways. Cancer isn’t all-powerful. There are things that cancer can’t do. Cancer can’t separate us from God’s presence. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Cancer can’t overcome love. Cancer might invade the body, and cancer might take away our earthly life, but cancer can’t invade the soul or steal eternal life from us. Cancer can’t suppress memories, kill friendships or cripple love. In the midst of all of that happens, there are hopes and promises given to us in God’s word. There are faith statements by those who lived and died with cancer that stand out. One friend responded to his condition, “I am convinced that there is a God. I know that no matter what happens to me, standing with me is a loving, caring God”. Another shared with me, “John, I’m going to be with Jesus, take care of my mom and dad.” These add credence to “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” Know someone with cancer? Share the good news: cancer is not the end-all. Are you in icted with cancer yourself? Grab hold of the message that embraces faith and hugs hope. We have a God who hears and answers prayers. Ultimately, when we’re in Him, we will go to be with Him when our time comes, whenever that time might be. Because of this we can face whatever happens, for we know that standing with us is a loving, caring, victorious God. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory, as well as His all-embracing love and the love of family and friends. Religion ColumnTerminal Cancer COURTESY PHOTO

PAGE 8

Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA has launched a new and expanded online business directory at its community website to serve businesses and consumers throughout the Hendry/ Glades and the Big Lake areas. The new online directory – BizSearch – lists every business in the region and includes such information as telephone number, location, business hours and website address. BizSearch is available at orida.newszap.com and consumers can access the site free of charge from their computer and other portable devices. Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA has long published dedicated community newspapers serving the Big Lake and Glades regions, and last year, introduced its free online community news site. The site – orida.newszap.com -features news and information about communities throughout the Hendry/Glades region, as well as comprehensive calendars, photo/video posts and free classi eds. With the introduction of BizSearch, visitors now have quick and easy access to search information related to all types of businesses and services. For local businesses, the new online directory provides the necessary tools to showcase their business successfully, and to generate new customers and new revenue. All basic listings are provided at no cost to a business, but for an additional fee, a business can enhance its listings to include additional information, such as logos, weekly coupons or specials, photos and videos. A business can make simple changes to their listing on their own. To revise a listing, a business must rst “claim” their listing by following the simple steps outlined at the site, or by calling 863-763-3134 ext. 4234. For those businesses that don’t currently have an online presence or website, BizSearch can act as a company website and provide customized pages, blogs and connection to social media. Tom Byrd, president of Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA in Florida, said BizSearch is not your typical online business directory. The key advantage to BizSearch: Its crucial connection to the company’s news products and community newspapers: “Newspaper websites are typically among the most heavily visited sites in their area because of the strong local news generally only available at that site. That means your listing on our website will bene t from the traf c we naturally attract, and a listing in the directory will improve search engine results (SEO) for your business to show up in search engine results,” said Mr. Byrd. In addition, BizSearch will be heavily promoted in the company’s well-read print newspapers and increasingly popular social media presence. “Our print and online products combine to create a powerful one-two punch that provides businesses the opportunity to make a powerful impact at an affordable price,” added Mr. Byrd. All BizSearch listings are connected to the company’s online classi eds, allowing a business to link to its classi ed advertisement or brand its classi ed ads with a company logo or contact information. BizSearch listings are optimized to run on smartphones and mobile devices. All listings provide consumers with speci c directions to a business. Mr. Byrd said the BizSearch directories provide a valuable enhancement to orida.newszap. com, the entry point to our community websites. In addition to local news, calendars and classi eds, consumers now have easy access to indepth information about their local businesses. “People crave local news, plain and simple. Of all the thousands of websites out there, studies continue to show that local news sites remain the most popular – and most visited,” said Mr. Byrd. “We’ve been providing important community news and information to area residents for many years, and our online community sites allow us to continue and expand that mission.” For additional information, contact a customer service representative at 863-763-3134 or email bizsearch@newszap.com. THE AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATIONIt can take a variety of forms: cutting, burning, head banging, self-hitting. Usually it’s an adolescent, intentionally hurting himself or herself. It’s a form of behavior that’s dif cult for most people to understand, but one that is more common than many people realize. University studies have found that intentional self-injury has been a practice for some 15 percent of the population. Mental health professionals categorize this type of behavior as nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The goal of this type of self-injury is not to cause death, but rather is motivated by one or more of several possible emotional situations. A self-injuring person may be someone having trouble controlling their emotions. They may not be able to understand and handle the feelings that occur when something stressful happens, and they react to this stress by using self-injury as a way to relieve or mask their emotional pain. In other cases, someone may feel numb and incapable of experiencing normal emotions. They may use self-injury as a means for at least feeling something. Professional counselors nd that many people who are practicing self-injury are reluctant to talk about it. They may feel ashamed of their actions or confused about why they are doing this to themselves. The result, according to studies, is that most individuals who perform NSSI do not seek the help of a professional counselor. Instead, most individuals who receive counseling help do so as a result of being referred by others who care about them, including family members, friends, teachers or doctors. Those who do seek out help on their own have often reached a state of desperation, feeling out of control and realizing that they are becoming more at risk. Seeking help for NSSI, or assisting a friend who is self-injuring to get professional help, can bring signi cant bene ts. While self-injury by itself is a dif cult behavior to end for many individuals, a professional counselor can help the individual understand and deal with the issues that are at the root of the problem. Often, these are past emotional traumas from the person’s life that the counselor can help the client recognize and address. Nonsuicidal self-injury can be a frightening thing to discover in someone one cares about, but it is a treatable condition. Getting that person the needed professional counseling can help set him or her on the road to a happier, more productive life. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY NIGHT TIME CLASSES Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-111 Mon-Thurs 08/19/13 12/12/13 6:30pm 9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-111 Mon-Thurs 08/19/13 12/12/13 6:30pm 9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab ESOL 9900040-111 Mon-Thurs 08/19/13 12/12/13 6:30pm 9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Jean C.A.S. ESOL 9900040-112 Tues & Thurs 08/20/13 12/12/13 6:00pm 9:00pm $30 $120 Mrs. De Las Salas Monturas Club House Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher E91010P-111 Saturdays 10/05/13 10/12/13. 8:00am-3:30pm. $95 Mrs. Way C.A.S.Hendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Garry Ensor Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 Do You Know Someone Intentionally Causing Self-Injury? “University studies have found that intentional self-injury has been a practice for some 15 percent of the population.”— American Counseling Association Newszap.com Launches New Online Business Directory

PAGE 9

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ANNUAL UPDATE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on September 24, 2013 at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider adopting the annual update of the Capital Improvements Schedule which is part of the Capital Improvement Element of the Comprehensive Plan. In accordance with Section 163.3177(3)(b), F.S., the capital improvement element must be reviewed by the local government on an annual basis. Modi“cations to update the 5-year capital improvements schedule may be accomplished by ordinance and may not be deemed to be amendments to the local comprehensive plan. The Ordinance title is as follows: ORDINANCE NO 2013-_____ AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING THE ANNUAL UPDATE (FY 2013-14) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 163.3177, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance and amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863-674-4194). Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling Greek Yogurt. The company has ceased the distribution of the product due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness as the company continues its investigation to identify the root cause. The potentially affected product was distributed nationwide from its Twin Falls, Idaho facility and was delivered to consumers through retail and club stores. The products from Sept. 11 to 13 (four-digit time stamp) to October 7 to 13 (four-digit time stamp) subject to recall are identi ed as follows: Chobani 6 oz. cups all avors Chobani 16 oz. tubs all avors Chobani 32 oz. tubs all avors Chobani 3.5 oz. cups all avors Chobani Bite 3.5 oz. cups all avors Chobani Flip 5.3 oz. containers all avors Chobani Champions¨ cups 3.5 oz. all avors. Chobani Champions¨ tubes 2.25 oz., 8, 16 and 36 count all avors Consumers who have purchased the product should discard the product and may contact the company's Customer Loyalty Team at chobani. com/care1 or by calling 877-847-6181 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Chobani team is diligently working to coordinate replacements or refunds and will be in touch as soon as possible during this time of very high contact volumes. The quality of Chobani products and the trust of its consumers are the company's primary concern, and it sincerely apologizes to its consumers impacted by this issue. Chobani holds itself to the highest standards and is committed to fully transparent and decisive action to rectify any identi ed issues. This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. Chobani, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Greek Yogurt Because of Product Concerns Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 24.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 0.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved during the last month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "Gas price limbo has continued for another week, with average prices across the United States virtually the same as they were a month ago," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Opening week for football certainly brought more excitement than we've seen at the gas pump lately, but one thing is for sure -with gas prices averaging 22 cents per gallon lower than last year, there's a lot of extra hot dogs and beer that can be consumed instead of being redirected into the tanks of American motorists. While the situation in Syria bears further monitoring and hurricane season remains on the radar, we've still seen prices continue to hold level. In fact, the cumulative yearly average for a gallon of gas stands at $3.57 per gallon, compared to one year ago when it was $3.62 per gallon, so while motorists feel this has been a bad year for gas prices, it hasn't been as painful as 2012," DeHaan said. Gas Price

PAGE 10

Cyndi Grace SpeakerCyndi Grace, a popular speaker and former Clewiston resident, will be coming back to Clewiston on Sept. 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, Sept. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, 331 W. Osceola Ave. The event is free of charge, however, there is a $15 suggested donation to help cover Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Please call Alice at 863-983-5269 for more information or to reserve a place.Clewiston Community ChoirChristmas is coming. The Clewiston Community Choir will begin rehearsals for the upcoming Christmas Cantata. All interested singers are invited. The listening party is set for Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Books and listening CD’s will be handed out. Practices will continue Sunday nights and every other Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. (schedules will also be available). This is an invitation to sing with the Catatas again, or for the rst time! For more information, please contact First Baptist Church at 863-9835555, United Methodist Church 863-983-5269, Faith Lutheran Church 863-983-7302, or e-mail fbcclewiston@embarqmail.com.Car Club’s Monthly CruiseAttention all area car enthusiasts: the South Central Florida Car Club’s monthly cruise, “Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park,” returns to Barron Park, S.R. 29 North on Sept. 17 starting at 5 p.m. This event is open to everyone. Auto lovers of all ages are welcome. There will be grilled hot dogs served with xings, cold drink and chips, so dust off that great ride and join! For more information, please call 863-634-1791.Meeting for Conservatives and RepublicansCaloosa Federated Republican Women and Southwest Florida Conservative Alliance will have a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Florida Cafe in Clewiston. The agenda is as follows: Suzanne Harper, will call the meeting to order, Pledge of Allegiance to the ag of the United States of America and Invocation. The keynote speaker will be Paul Puletti, Hendry County superintendent. Suzanne Harper is interim president and nominee for president 2014/2016 (two-year term). Please contact Suzanne at 561-755-7453 with any questions. CFRW election is Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at Forrey’s Grill in LaBelle. The public is invited to attend the meeting.Golf Course Advisory BoardGolf Course Advisory Board’s September meeting is scheduled for Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. It will be held at the Clewiston Country Club and the public is welcome to attend.Old-Fashioned Tent RevivalLighthouse Apostolic Church will be hosting a revival from Sept. 20 to 22, with the following schedule: Friday, 6 p.m. with Rev. Daniel Kyle. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Song Fest with local talent. (Anyone interested in participating in the Song Fest, please call 863-983-2338. Worship services are from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with light snacks available.); 6 p.m. with Rev. Sammy Co. Sunday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Ken Greathouse; 6 p.m. with Rev. Michael Hall.Capturing Clewiston Photo ContestThe Clewiston Chamber of Commerce has started their Capturing Clewiston Photo Contest running from Aug. 15 to Sept. 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.Special Two-Day Women’s Empowerment ConferenceWoman 2 Woman, Inc. is a non-pro t organization that exists to help Empower, Strengthen, Encourage and Support Women. They are coming to Clewsiton for a special conference. This conference is designed for the Woman who is destined for greatness. They will offer revelation and give practical insight on what it takes to bring out the best in you. Our goal is to empower every woman to greatness, ”The Call To Greatness.” The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at The Historical Clewiston Inn, located on 108 Royal Palm Ave in Clewiston. Guest Seakers will include Minister Belinda Knox and Dr. Diane Lazare of Ft. Lauderdale. For more information, please call 954-7321071 or e-mail info@ woman-2-woman.org All seats are free and open to the public.Attention HuntersThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog control hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27, to residents of Glades and Hendry counties. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 26 and 27, and Nov. 2 and 3. There will be 25 permits issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a permit; permits cannot be picked up by another individual. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information, please contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-946-1194.Community Health FairOn Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be free health screenings, tobacco and drug awareness, mammogram testing, observation by doctor, and many other health venders at the Harlem Civic Center. Free food will be available. The event is sponsored by Dr. Hans LouisCharles. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dear Bidders, On behalf of all of us at the Hendry County Clerk of the Courts of“ce, we welcome you to our new web site at www.hendry.realforeclose.com for online sales of tax deed and foreclosure properties. Starting on July 15th, 2013 all tax deed and foreclosure sales will be conducted online. This new online process is designed to ensure fairness and increase the number of potential buyers for each property. We believe this will be of bene“t to bidders and property owners alike. The online sale site is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This offers you the opportunity to review property information, make deposits, place bids, view auction results and pay for your winnings, all from the comfort of your home or of“ce and at times that are convenient for you. Before getting started, please review the information regarding auction rules and procedures in the Tax Deed ProcessŽ and Foreclosure ProcessŽ documents. The Frequently Asked QuestionsŽ section also provides answers to common questions that you may “nd useful. For information relating to the tax deed or foreclosure process, please contact our of“ce at (863) 675-5217. If you have questions about the use of the site, please contact the Realauction Customer Service Department toll free at (877) 361-7325. Thank you for joining us as we implement an online process for foreclosure and tax deed property sales. Once oriented, we are sure you will “nd the online auction process simple to use and the site easy to navigate. Sincerely, Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Courts Hendry County, Florida 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATIONArrested on 9/3/13, by Ofcer Rojas For Possession of weapon by convicted felon c by Curtis Moore, 53 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 9/3/13, by Ofcer Garrett For Fugitive from justice, in county warrant Ar r ce r G Fo r in cou No Photo AvailableRayburn King Sr., 47Arrested 9/7/13, by Of cer Pilon For Possession of cocaine Pi Cartavious Grantlin, 21Arrested on 9/8/13, by Ofcer Rojas For DUI c Francisco Valasquez-Perez, 43

PAGE 11

1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions September 2013 32nd season brings excitement to Dolly Hand CenterThe Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center (DHCAC) at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade is celebrating the start of their 32nd season this fall. The center, which opened in 1982, is a 466-seat performing arts center. It features Broadway plays, concerts with music of all genres, dance companies, comedians, children’s theatre productions and more. This season, performances will include a wide range of performers including Chinese acrobats, Russian ballet and a Broadway musical. On Oct. 22, the Improvised Shakespeare Company will perform. Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written), The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. The Atlantic City Boys will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 19. They lend their w orld class v ocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60s – singing the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The Atlantic City Boys encourage ash photography, wild screaming and rushing the stage during their performances. Winter will bring a holiday favorite. The Annual Festival of Trees will kick o with a free Holiday Festival and tree lighting on Nov. 14. There will be wonderful music by talented local performers, delicious treats and a visit from Santa to remind you that Christmas is coming soon. Get your Christmas picture taken w ith your family and Santa for a nominal charge. The Grand Hall will be lled w ith beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local citizens, organizations, groups and businesses. The Living Christmas Tree ’s 25th Annual production will be Dec. 7 and 8 and the church and townspeople are busy getting everything ready for this silver anniversary with new silver bells for the bell tower. There will be silver touches for decorations and costumes. Great holiday music will be heard in this traditional Glades classic. The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform Dec. 17. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre will perform Sleeping Beauty on Jan. 7, 2014. The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre is a company of 60 distinguished dancers, which brings the world’s most beloved ballet to glorious life. The musical Godspell will be at the Dolly Hand Center on Jan. 16, 2014. Raise your spirit with the Tonynominated score lled with the popular hits “Day By Day,” “Light of the World,” and “Turn Back, O Man.” This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love has touched the hearts of countless theater goers all over the world. On Jan. 21, 2014, the Dolly Hand Center will be the venue for “Flipside: The Patti Page Story,” a musical celebration of the singer’s rise to stardom. As seen on “America’s Got Talent!” Todd Oliver & Friends will perform at the Dolly Hand Center on Feb. 1, 2014. Considered one of the premiere ventriloquists in the world, Todd Oliver, along his talking dogs, Irving and Lucy, will h ave you howling with laughter as you watch one of the funniest and unique shows in the country! Hair, the Broadway musical will be live on stage on Feb. 10, 2014. It is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson are two of the greatest names in pop music. Their unique vocal qualities would take ten voices to recreate—so that’s exactly what will happen when M-Pact and special guest Duwende take to the stage for “I Wish for All Time; Celebrating the Genius of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder” on Feb. 20, 2014. A special treat on Feb. 28, 2014 will pair a covered dish dinner (courtesy of some of the best cooks in the Glades) with a performance of the “Church Basement Ladies” in “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement.” The play is a celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, features four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and the problems of a rural Minnesota church. The Irish dancers of Rhythm of the Dance will perform at the Dolly Hand Center on March 11, 2014. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all areas of Irish life. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using the traditional and modern arts of dance (ballet, modern dance, jazz) and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. The Doo-Wah Riders will perform on April 8, 2014. There is no one else like the Doo-Wah Riders. For over 30 years they h ave been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout the west. The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Rapunzel” on May 17, 2014. Local stars will perform.Free outdoor concertsThe DHCACenter also plans free outdoor concerts this season. On Nov. 23, 2013, The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band will present a concert. On Feb. 15, 2014, The Valerie Tyso n Band will perform, with a line-up tha t features all styles of music from the 50s to today’s top 40 radio hits. For the outdoor concert series, Gourmet Truck Expo food trucks will serve from 6 9:30 p.m. Come out early and purchase dinner before the concert! Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy! Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center also o ers an Education Series Study guides are available for teachers who bring thei r students to these performances. Fo r more information about the Education Series, contact Debbie at 561-993-1160. The Center’s spacious Grand Hall also plays home to visual art exhibits b y local artists. Exhibits take place in conjunction with Guest Artist Series performances. The Grand Hall is open Monda y Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Frida y 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contac t Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160.TicketingThe box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. Box O ce Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prio r to performances. Groups are welcome, with discounts available. Please call the o ce at 561-993-1160 for more information or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/ theatre/dollyhand.

PAGE 12

2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions September 2013 Win a 2013 Do d ge Journey at Seminole Casino BrightonGLADES COUNTY—Journey on over all month for your chance to earn daily entries into the grand prize drawing on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 p.m. to win the 2013 Dodge Journey. It’s the ultimate excuse to come here and play more! You will want to make “11” your lucky number on Friday, Sept. 20. We will be awarding 11 lucky winners with $100 cash. Pay attention at 11 p.m. on Sept. 20 to see if the power of 11 works for you. You never wanted to be picked last on the playground, but you do during our Progressive Drawings on Saturday, Sept.14. We will announce the winners every two hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to pay extra close attention to the time and h ave your eyes on the dra wing board because if the money isn’t collected within three minutes it will roll over into the next drawing. The last winner could go home with $2,500. How good are your guessing skills? Try them with Seminole Hi Lo. On Sunday, Sept. 15 and Friday, Sept. 27, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., ve lucky winners will have the opportunity to win $50 to $500 free play. Draw a card and guess if the next card will be Hi or Lo. Make sure to h ave your Player’s Club card inserted into your favorite machine for your chance to play! Please contact the casino or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live-action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and highstakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located in the Brighton Indian Reservation in Glades County, 17735 Reservation Road, 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com.

PAGE 13

TALLAHASSEE —The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has updated its Pocket Ranger app for smartphones to include every public beach access point in Florida, in addition to information about its 171 state parks, and trails. Those who h ave do wnloaded Pocket Ranger for state park information now have access to locations and amenities about every public beach access point in Florida. More than 2,000 public coastal access sites are included in the coastal section. Divided into three regions – panhandle, Atlantic coast and southw est Florida coast – the app provides useful information to help plan trips to the beach. “More than 70,000 people h ave downloaded the Florida Pocket Ranger mobile app for their I-phone or Android phones,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione, “We are pleased to o er them additional information about beaches where they may enjoy Florida’s famous sunshine and natural resources.” The app provides a comprehensive list of beach access points in each county, and the amenities each access point o ers, including boardwalks, parking spaces, restrooms, picnic pavilions and boat ramps. Each section features an overview of each of the region’s coastal counties and includes a list of state parks, coastal cities, rivers, paddling trails and other points of interest. One of DEP Secretary Herschel T. V inyard Jr.’s priorities for the department is increasing access to state parks and trails for Floridians and visitors. The app allows visitors to plan that perfect outdoor trip by searching for a park or beach by GPS location or activity to nd nearby locations to enjoy hiking, camping, boating, birding and more. Once there, advanced GPS and GIS mapping technology allows visitors to track and record trails, mark waypoints and locate friends in the area. There is even an option to cache GPS maps in advance to ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception. The app also translates Florida’s beach ag colors and provides a “Good to Know” button that links to NOAA’s surf zone forecast and rip current info and the department’s hurricane info page. The app also links to a weather site. All good things to know if you’re headed to the beach. The app also provides information on the department’s coastal management program and NOAA’s marine debris program. The apps provide plenty of other features to maximize visitors’ outdoor adventure: • Educational information, amenities, maps and directions. • Real-time calendar of events. • News, advisories, and weather alerts. • Social networking and photo sharing. • Potentially life-saving alert feature. • Advanced GPS mapping features. • Recall, post or share saved data. • Friend Finder. • Built-in compass. The Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger app is available now on iTunes and Android Market by searching “O cial Florida State Parks” and is identi ed under ParksByNature Network. It is also available on PocketRanger.com and is formatted as a Mobile Website: http:// .pocketranger.com. The Florida Park Service partnered with ParksByNature Network™ and PocketRanger.com to create this app free for the public. For a tutorial on ho w to use the app, please visit www.pocketranger.com. It is recommended to use Wi-Fi or a strong wireless connection when downloading the app. 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions September 2013 LaBelle Firehouse Theatre plans 2013-2014 seasonLABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre is located in LaBelle, Florida and has been providing a true community theatre experience in our area for over 21 years. The Theatre is sta ed 100 percent by volunteers from the community. The season line up starts in November with “New Wrinkles” a musical comedy about the trials and situations about growing old. “Dashing Through the Snow” is this year’s holiday o ering in December takes place in the Snow ake Inn in Tinsel, Texas where it’s Christmas 365 days a year. “Real Women H ave Curves,” to be pr esented in January, is set in a tiny sewing factory and is the story of ve, full gured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. February will bring “Lend Me A Tenor,” set in 1934. “Thanks for the Memories: A USO Tour of WWII” will be presented in March. The nal play of the season is a mystery. “Night Watch,” is planned for April. For more information, go online to www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066. Okeechobee Community Theatre plans new seasonOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Community Theatre, founded in 1979, is a volunteer-based organization of local adults and young people who present high quality live Broadway-style musicals, comedies and dramas at a reasonable price for audiences in South Central Florida. OCT specializes in entertainment that is suitable for the entire family. All performances are presented in the historic Okeechobee Auditorium, on Southwest Second Avenue at Seventh Street in downtown Okeechobee, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. This intimate 260-seat facility keeps you close to the action on stage. OCT will kick o the 2013-2014 season with “The Drowsy Chaperone” in November. The play is by Martin, McKellar, Lambert and Morrison. The winner of Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Score and Best Book, this is an a ectionate spoof of musicals of the 1920s. Not only riotously funny, but it’s full of songs you’ll be humming days later. It’s a musical within a comedy. December will bring a radio play performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The spring production will be “Send Me No Flowers.” In this play, a model husband mistakenly learns that he has but weeks to live, and sets out to nd a suitable second spouse for his wife. Everything goes wrong from there. The 2013-2014 season tickets are now on sale. For more information online, go to www.okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com.Park Service Pocket Ranger APP a dd s beac h access

PAGE 14

ARTS A LA CARTE! 2013-2014 SEASON Serving Entertainment For All Tastes! 1977 COLLEGE DRIVE BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 r The Improvised Shakespeare Co. Oct 22, 2013Atlantic City Boys Nov 19, 2013The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band Nov 23, 2013Living Christmas Tree Dec 7 & 8, 2013Golden Dragon Acrobats Dec 17, 2013Sleeping Beauty Jan 7, 2014Godspell Jan 16, 2014Flipside: The Patti Page Story Jan 21, 2014Todd Oliver & Friends Feb 1, 2014Hair Feb 10, 2014The Valerie Tyson Band Feb 15, 2014I Wish for All Time: Celebrating the Genius of Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder Feb 20, 2014The Church Basement Ladies Feb 28, 2014Rhythm of the Dance Mar 11, 2014The Doo-Wah Riders Apr 8, 2014Rapunzel May 17, 2014FREE! FREE! 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions September 2013 Plays, concerts and more ... J a z z M a r k e t J a z z J a m s Jazz Market, Jazz JamsFORT PIERCE—The Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market in historic downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of Indian River every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Every Tuesday, the Sunrise Theatre at the Black Box, 1117 South Second St. in Fort Pierce, features Jazz Jams from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Jazz Jams are every other Wednesday at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. C o n c h S t o m p B a n d Conch Stomp BandJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—On Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m., come on down to the park and listen to the Conch Stomp Band play some bluegrass. Free with park admission. Call the Nature Center for more information, call 561-624-6952. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. F I r e h o u s e T h e a t r e h o s t s m o v i e s FIrehouse Theatre hosts moviesLABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Theatre will host movies on Friday, Oct. 11 and 18. Movies are geared for the “over 30 but under AARP crowd.” For more information, see their web stie at www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com. I R S C P e r f o r m i n g A r t s A c a d e m y A u d i t i o n s IRSC Performing Arts Academy AuditionsFORT PIERCE—The Indian River State College Performing Arts Academy for community children and teens will hold auditions Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. for their Nov. 8 and 9 performance of “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” The audition is open to children and teens ages 9-15. No experience is required to audition for the show. The director for the show will provide instruction the night of the audition, so children do not need to prepare in advance of the audition. The “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” show features music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and presents the junior version of the classic Disney’s “Aladdin.” Songs will include “A Whole New World and “Friend Like Me.” For additional information on the audition for “Aladdin, Jr.,” contact Rebecca Shearer at 772-462-7727 or email rshearer@irsc.edu. PERFORMING A RTSArea special events... H o t R i d e s a n d H o t D o g s i n t h e P a r k Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the ParkLABELLE--Attention all area car enthusiasts: The South Central Florida Car Club’s monthly Cruise In ‘Hot Rides & Hot Dogs in the Park’ return to Barron Park, State Road 29 N. in LaBelle on Sept. 17, starting at 5 p.m. This event is open to everyone. Auto lovers of all ages are welcome. Grilled hot dogs will be served with some great xings, cold drink and chips. For more information, call 863-6341791. A d a m B r y a n t M i n i m a l R e g a t t a Adam Bryant Minimal RegattaOKEECHOBEE—The Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta is a boat race with a twist. Participants must construct their own boats using only materials provided. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Scott Driver Boat Ramps o State Road 78 just east of the Kissimmee River bridge, with races starting at 9 a.m. The event is in memory of Adam Bryant a past Builder’s Club and Key Club member whose life was shortened by a devastating spinal cord injury. This is a homemade boat race with boats being constructed of only one sheet of luan plywood, 24’ of 2”x4”s, one roll of duct tape, one pound of screws, and paint. No caulking, urethane, or adhesives of any kind may be used. Proceeds go to a scholarship to send a graduating Okeechobee High School senior to Fire/EMT school, as Adam was a volunteer re ghter and in Fire/EMT school at the time of his accident. To sign up to compete or for more info, visit minimalregatta. com or call J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778.

PAGE 15

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF MEETING 2013 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDPLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (VAB) will convene its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals led with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public, and interested citizens are invited to attend. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. The VAB may discuss other related issues in addition to the above matters at the suggestion or request of the Chairman or members prior to or during the meeting. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk Hendry County Value Adjustment Board 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 The King’s Academy YouTube Channel,”tkalionheart” has a worldwide viewing audience that currently watches about 3,600 minutes (two and a half days) of TKA videos every day! With more than half a million views, our viewership comes from 193 different countries. TKA’s most popular playlists are both Disney musicals: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The most popular video is Little Cosette from The Hunchback singing “Castle on a Cloud” with over 200,000 views. About one-third of TKA’s total traf c is from girls (13-17 years old), and women (35-54 years old). Social media and social networking are no longer in their infancy. Social media continues to grow rapidly and The King’s Academy understands the need to market itself to the public, as well as its parents and students through social media. To view our YouTube channel, go to http://www.youtube.com/tkalionheart. Links to The King’s Academy’s Facebook pages (school and alumni), multiple Twitter feeds and YouTube channel are also available through links on our website: www.TKA.net. The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12th grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry Counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at www.TKA.net. The King’s Academy YouTube Channel: Half a Million Views SUBMITTED PHOTOEnvironment and Housekeeping WeekHendry Regional Medical Center recognizes National Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week. Clewiston Recreation extended an offer to The Clewiston News to tour the vacant facility on Sept. 5. Clewiston Recreation Director Lance Ramer beamed as he unlocked the gate and immediately began explaining the different aspects of the park. The circular park boasts 36 spray heads, which shoot water up from the ground in a fountain-like fashion, and is separated into two different sections. On the southside of the park lies the “toddler zone,” whose spouts release water with less pressure than those in the “family zone” on the north side. The family zone also has two fall structures that release water from overhead. One structure resembles a palm tree and spouts water in a soft, trickling stream. The second structure is a four-sided dump bucket which continuously lls with water; when the bucket reaches capacity, it dumps water in one fell swoop onto the suspecting children below. Children can bounce back and forth between the toddler and family zones using the tunnel of water that separates the two. Each zone turns on independently using a timer, located on either side of the park. The timers have a 15-minute maximum setting and can only be turned on between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Ramer explained that this reduces the amount of water being supplied to the park, reducing wastefulness. Parents were also kept in mind during the design of the spray park: Ramer and his crew left a dry walkway around the entirety of the park and installed a large, shaded area for them to sit and watch their kids. The new spray park was built over the existing water park, which opened on April 5, 2003 and closed on February 1, 2013. The original water park was built using only fall structures, which, over time, rusted and became a safety hazard for the kids using it. Due to the towering structures, a padded oor was necessary to absorb impact if a child fell. The oor, which was almost constantly submerged in water, was dif cult to clean and replace. Ramer said he worried about MERSA and other such infections which could grow freely in the hot and humid environment. After the water park was closed, plans for the new spray park were set in motion. Clewiston Recreation began construction in May, but it has been a slow process since then, due in part by the incessant rain this season. Despite the set backs, the park is nally -almost -ready to open for year-round use. The park, Ramer said, was a city-wide effort. Ramer received help and resources from almost every city department, including utilities and public works. Ramer said even the Clewiston Police Department was responsible for the success of the park, as they routinely patrolled the area after dark during the construction process. Several local businesses and organizations had their hand in the park, as well. Stanton Mobile Homes provided one of the shade structures for the park, D & J Machinery Inc. built a new, custom diving board for the pool and the Future Farmers of America organization at Clewiston High School donated palm trees which now decorate the park. MCM Paints is helping to absorb the costs of new oor paint and will be adding texture to the oor for added grip in the slippery conditions. With so much help from the city departments and businesses, Ramer was able to complete the spray park and repair the city pool below budget, and saved the city nearly $100,000. Ramer said he was grateful for all the help and support he received before, during and after the construction process. He was especially grateful to the city commissioners for being open to ideas that advance “quality of life,” and for allowing him to proceed with the project. “Having a commission that is open to doing these kinds of things makes my job ve times easier,” said Ramer. This openness also encourages Ramer to spearhead new projects at Clewiston’s Youth Center. “I want to make the Youth Center somewhere where kids and families can come together,” he said. “My moniker has been, if you let your kids come to some of my programs they will leave tired, hungry and dirty. All you have to do then is bathe them, feed them and put them to bed.” Ramer is constantly thinking of new programs to keep his moniker alive and true. He particularly tries to reach out to kids who spend their free time indulging in today’s technology instead of traditional play. “I’m trying to get kids playing video games to get out,” he said, the wheels turning in his mind. He has already considered creating a video lounge at the Youth Center, where kids can battle it out in Madden Tournaments and go bowling with friends on Wii. At least, he said, they would be out of the house and interacting socially. Ramer has other programs in mind, including starting up a co-ed volleyball team. His main goal is to “spark a lifelong interest” in the children who participate in his programs. With East County Recreation talks trucking along -which would bring the outlying communities of eastern Hendry County together for recreation programs, once the program is nally implemented -he has the opportunity at his nger tips. “The commission has given me the opportunity to do [these programs], so I’m going to do [them] right,” he said. “I take a tremendous amount of pride in what we do here.” ParkContinued From Page 1

PAGE 16

REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! 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 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013

PAGE 17

YOUTH ENRICHMENT ACADEMY DIRECTOR Pahokee AreaMinimum Quali cations:• Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of experience working with youth programming OR Associate’s Degree with at least four years of experience working with youth programming• Minimum of three years of supervisory experience• Successful completion of the 40-Hour Introductory Child Care Training course certi ed by the Department of Children and Families within one year of appointment. • Directors’ Credential for childcare facilities, as recognized by DCF and the Dept. of Health within 6 months of hireRequired Skills:• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, families and staff.• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.• Good organizational and administrative skills.• Ability to oversee implementation appropriate lesson plans.• Ability to manage and accurately complete all Family Central attendance tracking forms & reimbursement paperwork.• Ability to manage the logistics of youth programming such as transportation, eld trips & special events.• Ability to oversee the planning and implementation of Summer Camp.Please apply to this position via our website: https://gocpg.iapplicants.com/ application.php EOE/DFWP 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: 1-888-567-4854NEEDED FRONT COUNTER & RESERVATIONS APPLY IN PERSON NO PHONE CALLS ROLAND MARTIN MARINA 920 E. Del Monte Ave. Clewiston, FL. Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies;experience supporting telecommunications equipment.• OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n• OSPF, EIGRP, PIM• LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP• GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+ Platform experience preferred: Con guration and installation of Cisco Systems routers, switches, wireless and services. Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held Agribusiness rms and is headquartered in Clewiston, Florida. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Health Care Positions RN’s/PT’s/HHA’sPerDiem. Needed for Home Health Visits In the Belle Glade Area. Medicare Home Health Experience Preferred For an Established Medicare Certi ed Home Health Agency. Fax Resume to 954-973-4417 E.O.E. 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. RANGE, GE Glass top, black & stainless steel. Call 863-675-1318. 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 CLEWISTON 1 BED/1 BATH EFF APT. $450 UNFURNISHED $500 FURNISHED 863.983.3151 CLEWISTON 1 BED/1 BATH EFF APT. INCLUDES: WATER/SEWER/CABLE $575 863.983.3151 TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. CLEWISTON 3 BED/2 BATH HOUSE HUGE MASTER BEDROOM FENCED IN YARD $750 863.983.3151 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 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 Notice of Public Meeting Hendry County Tourist Development Council Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting [September 19, 2013] beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston FL. If no quorum is established, the alternate meeting date is [September 26, 2013] at the same time and location. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 452047 CN/CB 9/12/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To: Jaqueline Burney You are hereby noti ed that the property stored by you with Central Self Storage, Unit #16 located at 315 S. Central Ave. Clewiston, Fl 33440. The items are believed to be household and miscellaneous items and will be sold to the highest bidder for cash at the above address on September 20th at Central Self Storage along with advertising cost in the amount of $1,170 plus $40.00. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. 452109 CN 9/12/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on September 23rd, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 2012 Chevy, VIN: 1GC1KYCG5CF148426 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 452096 CN 9/12/2013 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 PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Lakeport area. Please contact Deputy Kirkland at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 452134 GCD 9/12 & 9/19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-000960-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS; NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will on the 9th day of October, 2013 at 11 o’clock A.M., at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the followingdescribed property situate in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 19 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 20, BLOCK 438, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK III, IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO THE MAP O R PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk o f Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 4th day of September, 2013.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 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 452008 CN 9/12,19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Selection Committee Meeting for RFQ 2013-24 There will be a meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. to review and select the submittals for Designing and Permitting Services and CEI Services for construction of a 12’ turn lane from southbound and northbound CR 835 to the proposed main entrance of a commercial development. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Conference Room, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863)-983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 452137 CN/CB 9/12/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Medical Employment Part Time Business Opportunities Appliances Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats u p dated re g ulal y : When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž p Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013

PAGE 18

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 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 NOTICE OF ADDRESS CORRECTION HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF State Housing Initiatives Partnership F.Y. 2013-2014 Florida Housing Finance Corporation has awarded to Hendry County $350,000 for scal year 2013/2014, funds will be utilized to implement the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) strategies within the Local Housing Assistance Plan. The SHIP program is created for the purpose of providing funds to expand the production of and preserve affordable housing in Hendry County. Strategy #1 Purchase Assistance Program Strategy #2 Housing Rehabilitation/Repairs Strategy # 3 Emergency Home Repair Strategy #4 Disaster/ Mitigation Strategy We will reserve 20% for Special Needs Households. 3% shall be used to administer the program. Funds will be provided upon noti cation from Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Strategy 4 be will funded provided there is a declared disaster. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE, REHABIITATE OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES.Eligible households must qualify under speci cally mandated income limits adjusted to family size as established by the Florida Housing Finance Agency for Hendry County and in accordance with the speci c guidelines created for each strategy. Eligible single family owner occupied site built homes must qualify; each strategy has an allocation and housing allowance limitation. The Hendry County Housing Department is located at 133 N. Bridge Street LaBelle or contact Aida Barnhart, Housing Director Telephone 863-675-5297 to obtain additional information. The application period will begin October 11th 2013 through October 18th 2013or until all available funds has been encumbered. At this time a waiting list has already been established for the repair program but we will take applications for the list during the application period. We will be contacting homeowners on the list as funding allows. All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program criteria and requirements as set forth in Chapter 91-37, Florida Administrative Code and are frequently modi ed and amended. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to close any program application period by Board resolution. Hendry County SHIP programs do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, age, or any other protected classes. 452258 CN/CB 9/12/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 10/8/13 SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6) and 1006.07(2) F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6) and 1006.07(2) F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on October 8, 2013. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 451435 CN 9/12,19,26 CB 9/26/2013 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 2nd Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on August 12, 2013, the 2nd Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed by the 2nd Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan includes: Hollywood Reservation 1) 4-H Facility Stormwater Management System the Tribe is proposing a horse, cow and hog 4-H facility located on a 2.75 acre site in Broward County, Section 1, Township 51 South, Range 41 East. 2) Abandonment of (300) Irrigation Wells The Tribe is proposing to abandon approximately 300 irrigation wells at the Seminole Estates Mobile Home Park to restore the hydrogeologic conditions and prevent physical hazards and pollution of groundwater. Brighton Reservation 1) Panther Lane Water Main System the Tribe is proposing to construct a 2000 linear feet six inch water main along the Panther Lane road construction site. Big Cypress Reservation 1) Yvonne Courtney Home Site proposed construction of a home site on 1.5 acres. A total of 1.10 acres of wetlands will be directly impacted. Impacts will be mitigated for both wetland and panther habitat. 2) Ball Field Stormwater Management System the Tribe is proposing a stormwater management system for a proposed 6.497 acre ball eld located at 30300 Josie Billie Highway. Stormwater will be directed to dry detention ponds and swales. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 451973 CN/CB 9/12/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-268 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC. 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102 Plaintiff, v. JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, KELLY A. V ARNER a/k/a KELLY A. BARNES, T HE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY A. VARNER a/k/a KELLY A BARNES, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION as successor in interest to FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFERSON P. BARNES a/k/a JEFFERSON D. BARNES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY A. VARNER a/k/a KELLY A. BARNES, A YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAINAGE CANAL OF THE SOUTH 25 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 716, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1996 REDMAN HOMES SHADOWRIDGE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS FLA146M9876A and FLA146M9876B. Commonly known as: 175 S. CORAL ST., CLEWISTON, FL 33440. You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Rd. Ste 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original. with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 15th day of August, 2013. Clerk of Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 452033 CN 9/12,19/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 452048 CN 9/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2013-CA-000250 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GERALD S. SPEARS A/K/A GERALD SCOTT SPEARS AND ANNETTE M. SPEARS A/K/A ANNETTE MARIE SPEARS, et. al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2013 and entered in 26-CA-000250 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC., is the Plaintiff and GERALD S. SPEARS A/K/A GERALD SCOTT SPEARS; ANNETTE M. SPEARS A/K/A ANNETTE MARIE SPEARS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N.K.A. BRODERICK MCKENZIE; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N.K.A. MIKE BARYLSKI are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the 2nd Floor Lobby, LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, at 11:00 AM on October 9, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF LOT 19 AND ALL LOT 20 IN BLOCK 371 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of August, 2013. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 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 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. 452262 CN 9/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-001154 OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff, -vsRa c Aboujaoude; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2; Unknown Tenant #3; Unknown Tenant #4 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA-001154 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein OneWest Bank, FSB, Plaintiff and Ra c Aboujaoude are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, BARBARA S. BUTLER, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11;00 A.M. on October 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, towit: LOTS 23 AND 24, BLOCK 15, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 15 OF BELMONT AND RUN EAST 135 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED: THENCE EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 120 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 120 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 451606 CN 9/12,19/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 25 de Septembre de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 452049 CN 9/12,19/2013 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013

PAGE 19

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThe Port LaBelle Community Development District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 5:30 P.M., at the of“ce of the District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is solely for the purpose of discussing the proposed Birchwood Park Development Project. Citizens are invited to attend. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThe Port LaBelle Community Development District Park and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting and public hearing on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 5:30 P.M., at the of“ce of the District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to consider Collingswood and Birchwood Park proposals and conduct routine business which may require Action by the Board. This meeting is open to the public. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThe Port LaBelle Community Development District will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 5:30 P.M., at the of“ce of the District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is solely for the purpose of discussing the proposed Collingswood Park Development Project. Citizens are invited to attend. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager

PAGE 20

New data, released this week by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), indicates there are tens of thousands of fewer teens smoking today than before the Tobacco Free Florida program launched in 2007. This drop equates to 40.7 percent fewer Florida high school students who are current cigarette smokers. Since 2007, there are about 70,000 fewer youth smokers and 272,000 fewer youth exposed to secondhand smoke, which contains hundreds of toxic chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. The progress seen in Florida is consistent with a downward trend in cigarette use and an increase in smoke-free policies around the country. “This signi cant decrease in smoking among youth is great news for the young people of Florida,” said state Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Our tobacco prevention program’s statewide media campaign and community-level interventions are making a positive difference for Florida’s families.” The data, provided by the Florida Department of Health’s 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS) shows: 8.6 percent of high school students reported current cigarette use, meaning they smoked a cigarette at least once during the past 30 days, a 40.7 percent decrease compared to 2007. 13.5 percent of high school students reported current cigar use, a 31.1 percent decline compared to 2007. 5.6 percent of high school students reported current smokeless tobacco use, a 12.3 percent decrease compared to 2007. In 2006, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment requiring 15 percent of the state’s tobacco settlement fund be used for a comprehensive tobacco education and prevention program. In 2007, the funding was used to launch the Tobacco Free Florida program, which is managed by the DOH. Preventing tobacco use and encouraging cessation among young people are critical in combating the tobacco epidemic because nearly nine out of 10 smokers start by age 18. In fact, despite the progress in reducing the number of smokers, an estimated 18,900 youth (under 18 years) in Florida will become new cigarette smokers this year. Of every three young smokers, only one will quit, and one of those remaining smokers will die from tobacco-related causes. “Data shows the number of youth who try or habitually use tobacco increases with each increasing grade level,” said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. “As students go back to school, now is a perfect time for parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of tobacco use.” Teens whose parents strongly disapprove of their tobacco use -even if they use tobacco themselves -are less likely to take up tobacco. Parental disapproval has even been found to counteract peer in uence. Yet, the 2013 FYTS shows that only 49.6 percent of high school students had talked with a parent or guardian about the dangers of tobacco in the past year. It’s also important for health care providers to talk to their young patients. In fact, youth were less likely to try smoking if they received some kind of counseling or education from their doctors or other health care providers, according to recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released on Aug. 26. The in uential panel’s recommendations were published in two medical journals, the Annals of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The number of middle school and high school students in the United States who used electronic cigarettes doubled in 2012 compared to just a year earlier, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly 1.8 million middle school and high school students nationwide had tried e-cigarettes last year, the report said. The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is alarmed by the mounting body of evidence that shows that youth are, indeed, using e-cigarettes. In Florida, 4.3 percent of middle school students and 12.1 percent of high school students had ever tried e-cigarettes in 2013, according to new data released by the health department. The number of Florida high school students who had tried e-cigarettes doubled -from six percent in 2011 to 12.1 percent in 2013. Aside from their potentially harmful health effects, e-cigarettes are becoming a tool used to get youth and young adults hooked on nicotine, which is a highly addictive, dangerous chemical. To add to this concern, these unregulated products are available in fruit and candy avors, which are especially enticing to young people because they mask the harsh avor of traditional tobacco. The increased marketing of these products is also worrisome. “E-cigarettes have brought Big Tobacco back into families’ living rooms,” said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. “Tobacco products like cigarettes and dip have been banned from advertising on TV for decades, and for good reason. Yet, new in-yourface e-cigarette ads have recently in ltrated our airwaves with commercials that seem to have taken a page out of Big Tobacco’s playbook for targeting young people.” Florida has made notable progress in decreasing the number of smokers and increasing the number of smokefree policies, which protect residents from secondhand smoke and denormalize tobacco use. In fact, the CDC’s e-cigarette report comes on the heels of new Florida data that shows that teen cigarette smoking reached a record low in the state. The new data from the state health department indicates there are tens of thousands of fewer teens smoking cigarettes today than before the Tobacco Free Florida program launched in 2007. “We have seen notable progress in Florida, yet the alarming increase in e-cigarette use and in their availability has the potential to normalize smoking again, after decades of hard work in the state and across the country to reverse that norm,” said Hughes. “A state where seeing someone smoke is the exception not the norm is a state where more smokers are encouraged to quit and fewer youth ever start -a healthier Florida for all.” For tips on talking with kids and teens about tobacco, please visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/apps/ tipsforparents. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 Teen Smoking Declines in Florida While E-Cigarette Use DoublesNew Data Shows an Overall Decrease in Tobacco Use Among the State’s Youth COURTESY PHOTO

PAGE 21

Two little tails shake uncontrollably from inside a pen as K.C. Grif n, an of cer at Clewiston's Animal Control, puts her ngers through the cage to say hello to the panting animals on the other side. A 10-year-old pit bull smiles back at Grif n, his adoptive brother, seven-year-old beagle mix Munchie, jumps around excitedly next to him. Napo and Munchie were well taken care of, with no signs of neglect, apparent in the extra pounds each dog carries. The brothers landed in the pen on Aug. 30, picked up by Grif n from a remote area of Flaghole. Their owner, an elderly man, recently passed away, leaving his family no other choice but to give them up to Animal Control. And so the brothers sit in their cage, waiting for a loving family to come and snatch them up. Their third brother, a chihuahua mix, made his way out of Animal Control to a rescue shelter on the coast. Napo and Munchie have not been so fortunate. If they are not claimed by a new, caring owner, they will eventually be euthanized. Grif n and the rest of the staff at Animal Control are holding out for a day when the two dogs are picked out of the crowd to be taken to a loving home. "They're such good dogs and they were so well taken care of," said Grif n of Napo and Munchie. "We're holding on to them a little longer so a rescue can pick them up." If you are interested in adopting Napo or Munchie, please contact Clewiston's Animal Control at 863-983-1477 or go directly to their facility located at 410 W Arroyo Ave in Clewiston. Animals of the Week 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! Paid AdvertisementPossible Welding School Oerede Hendry County School District is considering oering a year-long Welding Course through the Adult Ed/Workforce Development Department. We are conducting an interest survey at this time to measure interest for this program. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Garry Ensor, Administrator of Workforce Development at ensorg@hendry.k12..us or call (863) 983-1511. 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

PAGE 22

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE YARD WASTE PICKUPTo avoid confusion about Yard Waste Regulations, as outlined in the Hendry County Code of Ordinances;Yard Waste Pickup Requirements are as follows: € Place within 6 feet of curbside pickup site in front of residence. € Loose materials (grass/leaves) must be bagged or canned, not to exceed 40 pounds. € Limbs/Branches are not to exceed 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter & must be bundled & tied or in cans, not to exceed 40 pounds. € No vacant lot piles will be collected € Do not mix Yard Waste with other garbage € Composting/Mulching/Regulated Burns are options € Direct Haul to Transfer Stations (tipping fee applies) is another option. Alternative Pickup Options are available (for a fee) for Non-Compliant Yard Waste & Special Pickups. Call Progressive to make arrangements. When in Doubt, call before you put Yard Waste out. Building/Licensing/Code Enforcement 863-675-5245 or 863-983-1463 Progressive Waste (WSI/Choice) 863-675-2481 or 863-675-7713 Special Districts/Waste Management Hendry County 863-675-5252 WARNING CODE VIOLATION Section 1-10-96 Hendry County CURBSIDE RESIDENCIAL RECOGIDA DE BASURA DE YARDA Evitar confusin sobre Reglamento de Basura de Yarda, como per“lado en el Cdigo de Condado Hendry de Ordenanzas; las Exigencias de Recogida de Basura de Yarda son como sigue: € 6 pies de sitio de recogida curbside delante de residencia. € Materiales Sueltos (hierba/hojas) debe ser empaquetado o canned, para no exceder 40 libras. € Miembros/Ramas no deben exceder 4 pies de largo o 4 pulgadas en el dimetro y deben ser atadas en un fardo y atadas o en botes de basura, para no exceder 40 libras. € Ningunas hemorroides de parte vacantes ser coleccionado € No mezclan la Basura de Yarda con otra basura € Composting/Mulching/Regulated Quemaduras son opciones € Tirn Directo para Transferir Estaciones (tipping honorarios se aplica) es otra opcin. Las Opciones de Recogida Alternativas estn disponibles (para unos honorarios) para la Yarda No dcil Recogidas de Desecho y Especiales. Llame Progresivo para hacer preparativos. Cuando en la Duda, llame antes de que usted saque la Basura de Yarda. Building/Licensing/Code Enforcement 863-675-5245 or 863-983-1463 Progressive Waste (WSI/Choice) 863-675-2481 or 863-675-7713 Special Districts/Waste Management Hendry County 863-675-5252 La conformidad ser estrictamente hecha cumplir. 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 “No one should pay for me to play golf,” said avid golfer John Clark. “This matter should be on a referendum for the county and everybody to vote on,” declared Glenn Scho eld, owner of Log Cabin Barbeque in LaBelle. More than a dozen residents from the LaBelle area traveled to Clewiston for the Board of County Commissioners’ (BOCC) regular meeting on Sept. 10. Residents came to voice their opinions about the proposed plan to use part of the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU to support the construction of a new, 18-hole golf course. Board members proposed using $25 of the $100 MSBU toward the project, a $6.5 million endeavor. As part of numerous public hearings addressing the adoption of new and revised assessments for MSBUs, residents made it clear they do not want to pay for a new golf course they believe would fail anyway. Tia Noelle, a resident of Hendry County since 1986, brought and distributed to the BOCC a packet of “clear, unbiased data” -as she proclaimed -highlighting the failings of the nation’s golf courses in recent years, along with a map showing the 130 golf courses already in existence in Southwest Florida. One LaBelle resident asserted her opinion via written letter, which BOCC Chairman Karson Turner read aloud, calling LaBelle a “dirty, tired, unkept town.” In her opinion, a golf course is not the place to spend taxpayer’s money. Orville Howard, a resident of Clewiston and member of Clewiston’s County Club, called the presentation -given by the vice president of the rm interested in constructing the course -a “dog and pony show.” He, along with many critics of the proposed course, claimed the numbers the vice president used were in ated to bolster support. In fact, only two residents spoke in support of the new course at the meeting. One resident, 29-year-old Christopher Zimmerly, recalled his fond memories working at former Oxbow golf course during his four years of high school. Zimmerly cited poor management as Oxbow’s downfall and believed the new course would be “fantastic” and people would come to play it. Steve Conrad, another supporter of the course, saw the proposal as an investment that would make money. Unlike Clewiston’s golf course, he said, the new course would be profitable because the “city wouldn’t be running it” and paying “outrageous salaries” to its employees. The proposed $25 MSBU would also help pay for the completion of a recreation complex on Forrey Drive in LaBelle. Many residents argued the entire $25 MSBU allotment should go towards the recreation complex, which consists presently of un nished baseball elds. One resident said, “We need baseball elds,” as he spoke at the podium before the commissioners. If kids are playing ball, he said, they won’t be in the streets. Once the public hearing was closed, the commissioners were given the chance to respond to residents’ concerns. Chairman Turner took the oor rst. “Recreation for me is cradle to grave, not just for kids,” Chairman Turner stated, adding that Hendry County has an “issue with wellness” and more recreational facilities for adults are needed. Commissioner Don Davis was next to speak and said the letter sent out to residents explaining the proposed use of the MSBU was so confusing “Einstein couldn’t understand it” and for that reason, “everybody is confused.” Commissioner Davis continued by saying the business owners are being assessed, not home owners. “The business owners [are] paying for it. It’s the business people who want it,” he said. “This is the best way the businesses can refurbish in West Hendry County. We don’t have U.S. Sugar, we don’t have the payrolls they do over here. ... Our tourists are coming two months later and they’re leaving two months earlier because there is nothing to do in LaBelle. ... I’m backing this 100 percent.” Commissioner Davis ended his speech declaring that “we need something over here,” to which the audience responded “Something successful!” Commissioner Darrell Harris interrupted the outbursts and said he could not vote in favor of something that would tax the people. The residents approved, applauding Commissioner Harris’ statement. “I did publicly say that I would support the golf course, until the public hearing,” said Commissioner Harris, who added he would be in favor of it if it were paid for privately. Commissioner Janet Taylor was the last board member to speak about the issue. Commissioner Taylor said she had never received so many phone calls on any one issue before, and all opposed the issue. She, like Commissioner Harris, stated she would not support the assessment. Chairman Turner closed the public hearing and commissioners voted to approve the continuation of the $100 MSBU. Then, commissioners voted to approve the use of $25 worth of the $100 MSBU for the golf course’s construction. Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the allocation. Silence ensued and the motion died due to lack of a second. Residents opposed to the proposal cheered the boards decision -or lack thereof -immediately clearing the room as they made their way back toward their hometowns in Western Hendry County. Apart from the display of democracy during the public hearing, Sheriff Steve Whidden made a plea for more funding from the county. Sheriff Whidden asked for a half-million dollar increase to his budget to allow for raises for his staff, which they have not seen in seven years, according to the Sheriff, and to help pay for the school resource of cers he will potentially be hiring with a federal grant. The grant runs out in three years, leaving the salaries of those of cers to be paid for by the county. “Our schools are in jeopardy,” said Sheriff Whidden, who added that he does not want to receive new of cers if he cannot afford to out t them three years down the road. Sheriff Whidden also explained the county is “way below average” when it comes to deputies per capita and does not see how he will be able to afford even the small staff he leads now. “If I don’t get an increase this year, I’m going to have to start making some cuts,” he said. The board considered several options to fund Sheriff Whidden’s request, including using money from a variety of different funds. Those funds included the contingency fund and the hurricane and disaster relief fund, among others. Commissioners disagreed on which fund to use, but eventually settled on using money from the contingency fund. “That’s what contingency is for,” said Commissioner Harris. BOCCContinued From Page 1

PAGE 23

BY ROBERT H. WELLS IFAS NewsAnimal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers and their colleagues. Maintaining animal biodiversity is important as it can lead to greater control of agricultural pests and increased pollination around farmland, as well as help maintain the health of an area’s ecosystem, said Robert McCleery, a study co-author. The researchers studied small mammal populations across large-scale sugarcane production areas and adjacent to isolated pockets of conservation land in Swaziland, Africa. The study was published Monday in the online journal PLOS ONE and can be viewed here: http:// dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0074520. When analyzing small mammal populations 700 feet into the sugarcane, the researchers found that species diversity declined, leaving mainly generalist species that can thrive in a wide variety of conditions and are sometimes pests. “It went from a diverse suite of eight or nine species to two generalist species that were very abundant,” said McCleery, an assistant professor in UF’s wildlife ecology and conservation department, part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “You lost species, gained no species and had a huge biomass of pest species. And this goes on for miles and miles.” Here in the U.S., there are government programs to encourage private landowners to set aside agricultural land for conservation, McCleery said. “From my perspective, the real problems are in the developing world where there is a rapid increase in intensive agriculture, and there aren’t government programs that consider conservation measures,” he said. McCleery said loss of cover, decreased diversity of food resources and agricultural practices, such as ooding the sugarcane, might have played a role in diminishing the populations of the specialist species they studied in Swaziland. The researchers also measured small mammal populations as they extended from the sugarcane and into the conservation area. “There weren’t all that many negative impacts from the agriculture into the interior of the conservation area, and we saw that as a good thing,” McCleery said. The researcher said implementing different land uses into the landscape, such as perhaps cattle ranching or incorporating natural habitat corridors connecting the conservation areas, could be ways to reduce pest species around the farmland and maintain species diversity. “If we want to make our isolated protected areas viable, we need to encourage the ow of animals in between them,” McCleery said. “We know that a continuous monoculture is not making that possible. So there needs to be some different land uses and ways to connect them.” Other study co-authors were Zachary M. Hurst and Nova J. Silvy, with the department of wildlife and sheries sciences at Texas A&M University; Bret A. Collier, with the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources at Texas A&M University; Robert J. Fletcher Jr., with the UF/IFAS wildlife ecology and conservation department; Peter J. Taylor with the department of ecology and resource management at the University of Venda; and Ara Monadjem with the department of biological sciences at the University of Swaziland and the department of zoology and entomology at the University of Pretoria. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Brenda K. HootsSupervisor of Elections Clewiston Office Supervisor de Elecciones La Oficinia en Clewiston Tel: 863-902-3392 or 863-902-3393Our Office Has Moved1100 S. Olympia Street, Suite 504(Hendry County Health Dept. Building)Nuestra oficina se ha movido1100 S. Olympia Street, Suite 504(Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hendry Edificio) Monday—Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. De Lunes a Viernes 8:30 de la maana a la 1:00 p.m.— 2:00 de la tarde a 5:00 de la tarde. 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 UF Study Helps Quantify Biodiversity Decrease Around Farmland PHOTO/ ZACH HURSTThe short-snouted elephant shrew, Elephantulus brachyrhynchus, is one of the small mammals affected by high-intensity farming near conservation lands in Swaziland, according to a new study by the University of Florida IFAS. “You lost species, gained no species and had a huge biomass of pest species. And this goes on for miles and miles.”— McCleery

PAGE 24

Gene McAvoy, Hendry County extension director, reports that two of Hendry County’s Ag Agents were recently honored for their accomplishments at the University of Florida IFAS Extension Professionals of Florida Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference, held in Ponte Verde Beach on Aug. 26 through 30. Dr. Mongi Zekri, multi-county citrus extension agent IV, received one of two Dallas Townsend Extension Professional Enhancement Awards given by IFAS this year. He will receive a one-time $2,000 salary supplement, $1,000 for extension program support and a commemorative certi cate. This award is named after the former Hendry County Extension Director Dallas Townsend, and was created at the time of his retirement to recognizes a county extension agent and a state extension specialist, each with a one-year term professorship for demonstrating an outstanding ability to plan and implement extension programs, which address needs that have been identi ed in consultation with their clientele. The award is competitive and based on excellence in extension programing. Attached to this award is a one-time salary supplement of $2,000 for appointment of term professorship and a one-time grant of $1,000 to support an identi ed program activity, or for professional improvement and development. Hendry County Extension Director and multicounty Vegetable Extension Agent Gene McAvoy was honored to receive one of two Wells Fargo Extension Professional and Enhancement Awards that UF/IFAS were awarded this year. Another competitive award, the Wells Fargo Extension Professional Award/Program Enhancement Grant provides a term professorship for a state or county faculty extension member who has a distinguished record of extension programming and who has implemented creative, innovative educational programs and educational products. Extension programs must be in the public policy arena of land and water use, urban/ rural interface, families and children, environmental quality, human resources development or competitiveness/trade. As these public policy issues are often complex, these extension faculty may work in partnership with community agencies, state government, other universities, community colleges and other institutions with the best expertise in these areas to address current and future public policy issues. McAvoy’s application proposed to use the funding to assist our multi-county agents work with farmers and ranchers in southwest Florida on the adoption of Agricultural Best Management Practices to help reduce off-site movement of nutrients and enhance water quality in the area. Attached to this award is a one-time $3,000 salary supplement, $10,000 for extension program support and a commemorative certi cate. In addition, McAvoy was also part of a team that was recognized by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents as state winners in the 2013 Search for Excellence in Crop Production for work in conducting tomato varietal trials for resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl virus, which can be a devastating disease in commercial tomato production. Hendry County Extension Agents Receive AwardsHendry County Extension Agents Honored at UF’s IFAS Extension Professionals of Florida Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference 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 24 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 12, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured above are Mongi Zekri, citrus extension agent, and Gene McAvoy, county extension director and vegetable extension agent. They received awards from the University of Florida IFAS. Clewiston High School VolleyballClewiston’s rst win: defeated Lincoln Park Academy on Sept. 5. JV: 25-19, 21-25, 15-11 Varsity: 25-23, 25-9, 20-25, 25-14 Kelsey Allison had 21 service points and eight aces. CHS lost to Moore Haven on Sept. 9, 17-25, 23-25, 22-25 Kianna Hardy had nine service points, six kills and two blocks. Monica Llossas had 20 service points, four aces and four kills. Isis Porta and Alexandra Menendez each had 12 service points. CHS lost to Immokolee on Sept. 9, 22-25, 13-25, 25-14, 23-25. Kianna Hardy had 15 service points, two aces, 14 kills and three blocks. Alexandra Mendez had 16 service points, two aces, and ve assists. Kacie Durance had seven service points and four kills. SCHOOL BRIEFS