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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News The Federal Emergency Manage ment Agency (FEMA) recently com pleted new, more sophisticated ood maps, which show the ood risk for residences and businesses in Hendry County. Depending on a home or business designated ood risk and whether or not the owner has a fed erally backed mortgage, those owners may be legally required to buy ood insurance. The new maps also play a role in how much ood insurance rates will cost, though they are not the sole determining factor. Until this year, ood maps had not been updated in Hendry County since 1972, according to Janet Papinaw, di rector of Grants and Special Projects in Hendry County. Flood risks do change over time, said Papinaw, citing development and ground shifting as some causal fac tors. FEMA is working with commu nities all over the country. ... The new maps are also more precise because they are digital. Papinaw explained that the maps will be used to identify current ood risks for homeowners and businesses in the area, and these rates could af fect ood insurance. She also said homeowners with federally backed mortgages could be required to pur chase ood insurance. Homeowners who do not have federally backed mortgages, while not required to have ood insurance, should consider pur chasing insurance anyway, she said. Homeowners may want to have [ood insurance] if they dont have a mortgage. They may want to have it in case there is a ood, said Papinaw. Representative from FEMA, includ ing the engineering rm who conduct ed the studies from which the maps were created, as well as representa tive from Hendry County, are holding an Open House on Sept. 17 to high light changes to ood risk in Hendry County and to answer questions from homeowners and business owners. Larry Hilton, deputy county man ager for Community Development in Glades County, attended the FEMA Open House for Glades County on Sept. 16. Hilton said each piece of BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News Tension rose at the close of the citys rst public hearing for the 2013/14 budget on Sept. 16 after Clewiston resident Jerry Cochran spoke his mind on matters of the citys golf course and the Clewiston City Commissioners benets pack ages. Cochran brought with him to the podium a set of numbers, which he said were pulled from the citys bud get and pointed out areas where he believed the city was paying too much for services -services he felt were un necessary or inappropriate. Not only did Cochran believe the citys need to offset $21 per round of golf at the Clewiston Golf Course, based on 15,000 rounds per year, ac cording to Cochran, was inappropri ate -- I dont know how long yall think we can do that, he said -but the fact that the part-time employed city commissioners receive a gen erous benets package, including health insurance for themselves and their families, on top of their $26,400 combined salary, was particularly in appropriate. Were paying $38,000 for health insurance for you folks. As a tax-pay ing resident, I got a real problem -we got four city commissioners here that are working and we got another one here that I assume, fair well, that is on Medicare, said Cochran, pointing a not-so-sly nger at Mayor Phillip Ro land. Cochran continued, saying, Were DRIVE A NEW 2014 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH *36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2649 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #14t06. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1425 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 09/30/13. T, S Vr. f N ntb / C P W H C U.S. B S I SEE BENEFITS PHOTO/ JOSE ZARAGOZA Pictured above from left to right is Mayor Phillip Roland, Brenda Holcomb, Mercedes Vary, Commissioner Ju lio Rodriguez and Commissioner Jimmy Pittman. Holcomb and Vary were awarded the Outstanding Service Award, presented by the Chamber of Commerce. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News High-heeled shoes and little black dresses strolled in on the arms of well-dressed suits and ties as friends and members of Clewistons busi ness community arrived in style to the Clewiston Inn on Sept. 17 for the 65th Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner. The 6 p.m. social hour allowed the wine to pour and the conversation to ow as the Chamber made their last minute preparations for the special dinner. Chamber Director Electa Saker made her rounds, introducing guests and ensuring the seats were in order and the places were set -her back ground in event planning coming into particular use. As guests trickled into the dining room, Clewiston High Schools Crimi nal Justice Program circulated with water and sweet tea to quench any thirst that may have remained. President of the Chamber, Denise Hatton, called the room to attention and the Criminal Justice Program con ducted the Presentation of Colors. Right, left, right, left, face, com manded the leader of the pack. The Presentation was followed by an Invocation led by First Vice Presi dent John Wellslager. Wellslager of Businesses Honored at 65th Chamber Dinner Should Commissioners Receive Full Benets? Resident questions commissioners benets packages; commissioners agree on East Rec SEE DINNER New Flood Maps Affect Residents of H.C. Open House held on Sept. 17 to answer questions on ood maps and insurance SEE FLOO D

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Join the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society for the Fall North American Migration Count at the popular Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA -5) in Hendry County. Birders and photographers are welcome to help with this all-day count, which tracks the progress of the fall migration while of fering a fun day in the outdoors. Teams plan to cover the eight-square miles of STA-5, located 20 miles south of Clewiston. A total of 5,500 indi vidual birds and 69 species were spotted during last years count. Birders hope to spot the 203rd bird species found at the site. This is the eighth year for the fall count at STA-5, which has become nationally known as a bird watching spot. Stormwater Treatment Areas are the water-cleaning workhorses of Ev erglades restoration, using aquatic vegetation to remove nutrients from the water. They have also become renowned havens for wildlife and out door enthusiasts alike. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) partners with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society to provide guid ed bird-watching tours at STA-5, which features a parking area and shelter with picnic tables. SFWMD provides a variety of recreational op portunities at STAs and other lands throughout South Florida, while continuing to manage them in order to support environmental restoration and water management goals. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have en hancements, such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational oppor tunities throughout SFWMDs 16-county region, visit SFWMDs recreation webpage and check out the 2013-2014 schedule of bird watching trips at STA-5. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 a.m. at the Fall North American Migration Count in STA-5. The count will begin at the Deer Fence Trailhead located off C.R. 835 in Hendry County. Contact Margaret England, Hendry-Glades Audu bon, at 863-517-0202 or at sta5birding@embarq mail.com for more information. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BUDGET SUMMARYPORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014General fund 4.1400 GENERAL ESTIMATED REVENUES FUND ESTIMATED REVENUES Taxes: Millage per $1000 Ad valorem 4.1400 341,182.60 Intergovernment Revenue 80,858.00 Interest Income 1,500.00 Rental Income 15,900.00 Miscellaneous Revenue 2,000.00 TOTAL SOURCES 441,440.60 Fund Balances 406,731.00 TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 848,171.60 EXPENDITURES General Government 158,864.60 Road Department 199,102.00 Mosquito Control 12,133.00 Culture/Recreation Department 57,200.00 Capital Outlay 13,000.00 Contingency Fund Reserves 0 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 440,299.60 Fund Balances 407,872.00 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, RESERVES & BALANCES 848,171.60 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEe Port LaBelle Community Development District has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy .................................. $ 302,513 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes ............................. $ 0 C. Actual property tax levy ..................................... $ 302,513 is years proposed tax levy ................................... $ 344,344 is tax increase is applicable to Hendry and Glades Counties. All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: September 23, 2013 5:30 P.M. at Port LaBelle Community Development District Oce 3293 Dellwood Terrace LaBelle, FL A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Seeking Flock of Volunteers for Bird Count Hendry-Glades Audubon Seeks Flock of Volunteers for Bird Count Birders; photographers welcome at STA-5 for Fall North American Migration Count

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Old-Fashioned Tent Revival Lighthouse Apostolic Church will be hosting a tent revival from Sept. 20 to 22, with the follow ing schedule: Friday, 6 p.m.: Rev. Daniel Kyle. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Song Fest with lo cal talent. Anyone interested in participating in the Song Fest, please call 863-983-2338. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Worship services with light snacks. Saturday, 6 p.m.: Rev. Sammy Co. Sunday, 11 a.m.: Rev. Ken Greathouse. Sunday, 6 p.m.: Rev. Michael Hall. Capturing Clewiston Photo Contest The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce has started their Capturing Clewiston Photo Contest running from Aug. 15 to Sept. 30. The contest is open to amateur photogra phers in the following age categories: Juniors, Adults and Seniors. There is a total of 11 categories for which pic tures can qualify and every category will have a winner. There will be cash prizes for each cat egory winner. Photos must be taken within the city of Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee or as specied within Hendry County. The photo contest is a unique way to involve the local community while promoting Americas 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 a photo, call 863-983-7979 or e-mail clewiston chamber@embarqmail.com. Special Two-Day Womens Empowerment Conference Woman 2 Woman, Inc. is a non-prot organi zation that seeks to help Empower, Strengthen, Encourage and Support women. They are com ing to Clewiston for a special conference, de signed for the Woman who is destined for great ness. They will offer revelation and give practical insight on what it takes to bring out the best in women. 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 Hunters The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issu ing permits for two wild hog control hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27, to residents of Glades and Hen dry counties. The two hog control hunts will be held 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 dis tribution 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 pro hibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information, please contact the Fisheating Creek WMA ofce at 863-946-1194. Community Christmas Can tata Clewiston Community Christmas Cantata practice is underway! Come join the group on Sundays and Wednesdays as it prepares for the upcoming Christmas season! Books, CDs and rehearsals are available for pickup. Please call First Baptist Church at 863-983-5555 or e-mail fbcclewiston@embarqmail.com for more infor mation. Royal Bake and Community Cake Auction The Royal Bake and Community Cake Auc tion will take place on Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Clewiston Youth Center, located at 110 W Os ceola Ave. in Clewiston. Proceeds go to A.C.F.C. Contact Milagros Navarro at 863-234-0232 for more information. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION The Criminal Justice Operations class of Clewiston High School hosted an Honor Cer emony for Patriots Day. This is the 12th year the class has taken the opportunity to remember the events of Septem ber 11, 2001 and honor those in public safety for still standing strong today. The ceremony was attended by ofcers from area law enforcement, EMS, re departments and the Seminole Police Department, along with numerous citizens. There were also 90 fth grade students from Westside Elementary School in at tendance. The Criminal Justice students appreciated being able to honor local public safety ofcers. They were also very honored to meet many of the ofcial guests and personally shake their hands, thanking them for their service. 9/11 Ceremony

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, av eraging $3.45 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddys daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.54 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Flori da during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 3.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 31.6 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. The national average has seen some downward direction in the last week, but the best is likely yet to come, said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. While there certainly are a few issues that could impact gasoline prices on our plate, the switch over back to winter gasoline has begun, and I do expect that gas prices may continue to move downward this week for most of the United States. California, however, does have some recent rening kinks that may mean it joins the lower price party a bit later, but by Halloween, my expectation is the national av erage will stand ve to fteen cents per gallon lower than where it is today, DeHaan said. Florida Gas Price Update BY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church My lifestyle has caught up with me. I was leav ing one meeting early, getting to another late and squeezing a third one in between. Long hours and heavy scheduling, then two weeks in the hospital recuperating and asking myself, How did this happen? The answer became obvious: I did it to myself. The important thing was to learn from it. Lat er, as I was coming home from a distant commu nity and traveling through the mountains that fall, I saw something that I usually didnt notice. The leaves were changing color. The greens were becoming beautiful shades of red and yellow. These hillsides, which usually went un noticed as I sped from place to place, radiated with a beauty and serenity I had missed for so long. It was the moment when I realized I didnt need to hurry and I slowed down. Now, I could appreciate Gods handiwork with the uniqueness of the season, the rolling hills and a quiet countryside. I missed it with all of the hur rying that had gone on before. It was learning to pace myself again, and to no real surprise, every thing that needed to be done got done anyway. I was assured that I would recuperate and took time to walk, to catch up on reading, to call old friends and acquaintances. One day, I saw some one who was sent by a physician for a rash that didnt seem to respond to any treatment. Tell me about your lifestyle, I asked. She was being over-scheduled: taking care of her children and the children of her partner, working, trying to keep the house together, be ing the taxi and housekeeper, and so on. I asked, What is it that you do for yourself? She said that shed lock herself in the bath room and take a long bath when she felt she could get away with it. The question, Is life intended to be lived that way? got me the response, I guess not. I was speaking from experience. Human be ings have consequences when they continually push themselves to their limits and beyond. One of my ministerial colleagues showed me his schedule. Time was blocked out for neces sary meetings and events, but there was also time for preparing and time for family, too. No last-minute rushes to put something together, no slighting the children due to pressures. Less stress. Jesus encountered Mary and Martha who had opened their home to Him (Luke 10:38ff). Marthas sister Mary was sitting at the Lords feet listening to Him and Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made (v.40). She came and asked, Lord, dont you care that my sister has left me to do the work to do by my self. Tell her to help me! Jesus answered, You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her (v.41). The problem of being harried is at least as old as the New Testament era and, doubtless, even older. The question Ive had to ask myself from time to time is just what is better and just what is really important. Ive found that I have sufcient work, and more. I also have interruptions along the way and priorities have to be reset. Some of the things I thought were important take a back seat, but, somehow, they get done anyway -if theyre at all im portant. I think we all need to appreciate the things around us more: simple things, like a sunset or faithful pets or loved ones we take for granted. Its very easy to get caught up in busy-ness and things that are felt to be important. Sometimes God gives us a wake-up call. I share my experiences with others with the hope that they can learn from them and not have to repeat them. Thats part of ministry. Each of us needs to learn to choose the better part that Jesus promises. It will not be taken away from us, we need only to see it and thank Him for it. Religion Column Important Things and Better Things Samuel S. Thomas The question Ive had to ask myself from time to time is just what is better and just what is really important. Samuel S. Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO Lake Okeechobee Directional Signage Is Now Installed on I-95 Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance (LORE) raised awareness for the need of directional signage to the lake from the east coast for economic reasons. With the help of PBC Commissioner Santamaria, PBC Legislative Delegation and DOT, these signs are now erected on one of Floridas busiest roadways, just in time for the snowbird season beginning next month. SUBMITTED PHOTO 12-year-old Caleb Frey, of Clewiston, holds the 9.90 pound bass he caught in Lake Okeechobee on Sept. 14, along with four other bass weighing 21.45 pounds all together. Caleb won rst place in the Junior Bass Anglers Club, along with his boat partner Ramsey Witt, 11, who came in second place with some pretty big bass himself. John Cote and Roy, members of the Clewiston Elks Lodge, put this Junior Bass Angler Club together for the boys and girls. Big thanks to them, as well. Great job, Caleb and Ramsey! Jr. Bass Anglers Club Winner

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MICKIE ANDERSON IFAS News Theres an old head-scratcher that asks whether the refrigerator light really goes out when you close the door. The answer may be about to change. Scientists have known for hundreds of years that plants respond to light in a variety of ways, but the results of a new University of Florida study tell them how specic light wavelengths can ma nipulate volatile compounds that control aroma and taste in several high-value crops, including petunia, tomato, strawberry and blueberry. And their ndings open the door to more studies into ways light may someday be used to improve the avor and nutritional content of fruits, vegetables and herbs, even the scent of owers, said Thomas Colquhoun, an assistant professor in environmental horticulture at UF and lead author of the study that was published online this month by the journal Postharvest Bi ology and Technology. The team began with petunia cuttings, expos ing them to narrow bandwidth LED light in vary ing wavelengths. They found that a key oral vol atile called 2-phenylethanol increased when the plant was exposed to red and far-red treatments (far-red is a hue so far on the color spectrum that humans cant detect it, but plants can). They conducted similar tests on tomato, strawberry and blueberry, nding that avor vola tiles in each of those fruits could be manipulated with light. Blueberry volatiles changed the least, but the changes were still statistically signicant, said Kevin Folta, chairman of UFs horticultural sciences department. Folta and Colquhoun are part of UFs Institute for Plant Innovation, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The technology will likely nd its way into grocery store produce sections, greenhouses and food companies involved in postharvest handling and shipping, Folta said. And consumers might someday nd the tech nology used in their homes, as well. You might even see it used in your refrigera tor instead of you closing the door and the light goes out, youll close the door and the light goes on, Folta said. And itll all happen in a way that positively inuences the avor proles of food. The team is now working with UF dentistry professor and taste expert Linda Bartoshuk on a National Institutes of Health-funded study that will test whether consumers can taste differenc es in light-treated fruit. Tariq Akhtar, a colleague of Colquhoun and Folta and soon-to-be faculty member at the Uni versity of Guelph in Ontario, studies plant molec ular compounds and said the UF study describes a noninvasive, subtle change that could unlock vast potential for plants used for both food and medicines. The UF research team also included Michael Schwieterman, a graduate student in theplant molecular and cellular biology program; Jessica Gilbert, a graduate student in horticultural sci ences; Elizabeth Jaworski, Kelly Langer, Correy Jones, Gabrielle Rushing and Tia Hunter, under graduate students in environmental horticulture; James Olmstead, an assistant professor in hor ticultural sciences; and David Clark, a professor in environmental horticulture and director of the Institute for Plant Innovation. Light Can Change Flavor and Scent 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Dr. John David Thomas Dr. John David Thomas went to be with the Lord on, Sunday, September 15, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia Beck Thomas; daughters, Diane Kimball (Gary), Teresa Mitchell (Daniel), Rachel Deweese (Daniel); and his brother, Eric Thomas (Dorothy). He is also survived by eight grandchildren; and three great grand children. Dr. Thomas was a Veteran of World War II and Korea. He retired as an Army Captain. He worked for The Duval and Palm Beach County School Systems. He earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Florida and a Doctorate Degree from Nova University. He pastored churches in Palm Dale and Pioneer, Florida. He also volunteered with the Big Lake Baptist Association. He loved playing in the Lampi Memorial Band. He also loved singing and playing the piano and harmonica. Although we know he is with his Lord and Saviour, he will be missed by his family and friends left behind. The family received friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid. Funeral services to celebrate Mr. Thomas life will be 11 p.m., (today) Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Faith Baptist Church 660 Holmes Avenue, Lake Placid with Pastor Bill Cole ofciating. Military honors to follow presented by the VFW Post 4300 Honor Guard. Interment at the Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Clewiston, Fla. Words of comfort to the family and a video tribute of Mr. Thomas life can be seen by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-4134 Henry C. Langston, Jr., 95 CLEWISTON Henry C. Langston, Jr., passed away Sept. 17, 2013 in Lake Worth. He was born Jan. 15, 1918 in Bushnell to the late Henry C. Langston, Sr. and the late Bertha Langston. Survivors include two sons, James Cecil Langston of Clewiston and Glenn Langston (Patty) of Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Anthony and Michelle Langston; and great-grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher Gibb, Braden and Kaden Langston, and Brenley Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theda Langston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston with Dr. Todd Buck ofciating. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Paid AdvertisementPossible Welding School Oered e 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. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO I SAW A CROWD, A HOST, OF GOLDEN DAFFOD I LS. -WORDSWORTH

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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! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Crossword Puzzle MICKIE ANDERSON IFAS News Floridians are ardent fans of endangered spe cies and want to see them protected, even if it means nes for violators or restrictions on per sonal freedoms, a new University of Florida In stitute of Food and Agri cultural Sciences survey nds. In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, an online survey of 499 Floridians last month found that survey respondents ranked the importance of endan gered species as 11th out of 15 public issues, well behind topics such as the economy, health care and food safety. But they were solid in their support of le gal protections for en dangered species of all kinds, including nes, restrictions on residen tial and commercial de velopment and buying habitat for endangered species to ensure their survival. Florida is home to 47 endangered animal spe cies, such as the Florida panther and the West Indian manatee, and an other 44 plant species, including the Key treecactus and pondberry. When it comes to actions and behaviors that could protect en dangered species, the survey found Floridians are more inclined to take some steps than others, said Tracy Irani, director of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Educa tion, or PIE Center, the research group that led the study. What we found, generally, is that people were most willing to avoid harmful activities such as avoiding buying invasive species or driv ing slower, than they were to do more active things, like supporting or belonging to an envi ronmental group, she said. For instance, 55 percent of survey respon dents reported they were very likely to avoid harmful activities, such as not releasing pets into the wild or taking care to not degrade endan gered species habitat, while only 23 percent reported they would be similarly disposed to engage in environmental civic behavior, such as joining a conservation organization. Other key ndings from the survey of demo graphically representative Floridians: *Sixty-six percent of respondents felt the En dangered Species Act should be strengthened. *Seventy-eight percent agreed or strongly agreed that the use and development of land should be restricted to protect endangered spe cies. *Respondents were more likely to consider plants, sh and mam mals worthy of being conserved than micro organisms, invertebrates and reptiles. *Roughly twice as many respondents agreed or strongly agreed that agricultural and industrial chemi cals and pollution pose a threat to endangered species than did those who cited legal shing or hunting. *Florida residents considered themselves only slightly or fairly knowledgeable about issues affecting en dangered species, but theyre interested: 85 percent said they are likely or very likely to pay attention to news stories dealing with is sues related to endan gered species. Jack Payne, UFs se nior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said its grati fying to see public sup port for the future wel fare of the plants and animals in ecosystems. And as the admin istrator who leads UF/ IFAS, he said, there are many research and ex tension personnel dedicated to ensuring the preservation of biodiversity and that its good to see strong public support for that work. Florida is home to so many unique species of plants and animals, and it is incumbent upon us to do everything we can to protect them, Payne said. The August survey was the third of four surveys PIE Center ofcials hope to conduct ev ery year, to track public opinion on important agriculture and natural resources issues over time. Previous topics have included water and immigration. The fourth survey, expected later this year, will cover perceptions about food and agricultural practices. The PIE Center will host a webinar on endangered species Wednesday. To register, go to http://piecenter.com/easy-as-pie. For more information, visit piecenter.com/ endangered/. Floridians Strongly Support Endangered Species Protections COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEe Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy ............................. $ 14,423,913 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes $ 1,515,995 C. Actual property tax levy ................................ $ 12,907,918 is years proposed tax levy .............................. $ 13,066,539 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: September 24, 2013 5:30 p.m. Hendry County Courthouse Commission Chambers 25 East Hickpochee Avenue LaBelle, Florida A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 CLEWISTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Clewiston Middle School hosted a Universal Cheerleaders Association summer camp for both Clewiston High School (CHS) and Clewis ton Middle School (CMS) in August. During this time of intense training, the squads learned their new material for the sea son. They learned cheers, sidelines, dances and stunts. Awards were given to several individual cheerleaders, including the Dancing Diva award to Rachel Creagh of the CHS varsity squad. The Jump Off winners were Shanya Hunter from the CMS team, Robyn Basquin, CHS junior varsity, and Abby Cossio, CHS varsity. Tryouts for the prestigious All-American award were also held during the camp. Each cheerleader had to perform a jump, a cheer and a dance during the tryouts. Those chosen were invited to perform at either Disneys Main Street Parade on Thanksgiving Day or the Lord Mayors New Years Parade in London. Receiv ing this coveted award for CMS were Carlie Law son, Amanda Pereira, Jaylee Rangel and Vicki Wheeler. Those who succeeded from the high school included Robyn Basquin, Melinda Rob inson, Zenyda Soriano and Tylyn Tarter. Varsity All-Americans were Sade Awe, Rachel Creagh, Marissa Espino and Jordan Pencarinha. All three squads received trophies for out standing effort! Go Teams! Cheer Camp SUBMITTED PHOTO Pictured above are the junior varsity All-Americans. SUBMITTED PHOTO Pictured above are the Clewiston Middle School All-Americans. SUBMITTED PHOTO Pictured above are the Clewiston High School varsity All-Americans. SUBMITTED PHOTO Eastside Elementary School Faculty and staff of Eastside Elementary School welcome in the new school year with the Hollywood Red Carpet Ritz. They are all very excited about the 2013/2014 school year. Clewiston High School Volleyball Clewiston lost to Lake Placid on Monday, Sept. 16. JV scores: 8-25, 3-25 Varsity scores: 15-25, 20-25, 18-25 Kianna hardy had 16 service points, two aces, eight kills and three blocks. Alee Perry had seven service points, two kills and three blocks. Monica Llosas and Kacie Durance had nine ser vice points each. SCHOOL BRIEF S

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon Ovenbirds breed in mature forests from West-Central Can ada, east to the Maritimes and south to the northern regions of the Gulf Coast states and South Carolina. They winter in primary and second-growth forests on the Gulf Coast, Florida, southern Mexico, the West Indies and South America. It is estimated that about one-half of all adult Ovenbirds die each year during migration. The oldest known Ovenbird lived to be seven years old. A group of these birds is known collectively as a stew of Ovenbirds. They are small, plump song birds about six-inches long. These ground-walking war blers have long pink legs, an olive-brown back and a white underside with bold, dark streaked spots. Their head has a dull or ange, central crown stripe edged in black and a white eye ring. Immature birds are not as brightly colored as adult birds. The Ovenbirds most com mon song is a series of loud two-syllable phrases, teacher, teacher, teacher, which in crease in volume. Neighbor ing male Ovenbirds will sing together with up to 40 songs. Their call is a hard, dry chip, and their ight call is a piecing rising seek. Ovenbirds spend a lot of time on the ground. They walk with a high-stepping gait while bobbing their head, and often raise their tail as though they are tiptoeing. They pick insects, spiders, snails and worms off of leaf litter on the forest oor. On its breeding ground, the Ovenbird divides up the for est oor with other warblers. It uses the uplands and mod erately sloped areas; Wormeating Warblers use the steep slopes and the Louisiana Wa terthrush and Kentucky War blers use the low-lying areas. Ovenbirds build a covered nest of dead leaves and plant stems with a dome and side entrance that resembles a Dutch oven. The nest, which is placed on the ground, is lined with hair. The female lays three to six white eggs, which have dark speckles around the large end. The eggs are incubated for 11 to 13 days. Female ovenbirds will per form a crippled bird display to distract predators when she is ushed from the nest. The young, who are born help less with sparse brown down, edge in eight to 10 days after hatching. To discover the best places for birding in inland Florida or around the world, visit the new link to Hopspot Explorer: http:// ebird.org/ebird/hotspots. For information about par ticipating in the North Ameri can Migration Count on Sept. 21 or for information about the free trips to STA-5 (Storm water Treatment Area 5), visit: www.hendrygladesaudubon. org or call Margaret England at 863-674-0695. Reservations are required for these trips. Inland Birding Fun: Ovenbird PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDER Pictured above is the Ovenbird.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO Cat in the Hat First grade students at Westside Elementary School got to wear their favorite hat for Cat in the Hat day. They enjoyed an afternoon of reading and dove right into the Accelerated Reading program. BY BUTCH WILSON The intuitive hand of the artist wielded the paint brush like a swordsman as it cut across the canvas in short uid movements. The re petitive strokes soon unveiled the image of a Snowy Egret in the green vastness of the Ever glades. In time, a contented artist gazed upon a picturesque scene that revealed the birds life like wings beating against the invisible embrac es of earth, as it soared across the heavens. The Clewiston Museum is hosting its an nual Fancy Pantsy Arty Party art show on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Artists from around Lake Okeechobee will be exhib iting their work. The paintings reect colorful themes depicting the Glades Heritage, as well as other Florida subjects. Plus, there will be se lect pieces of art available for purchase. This years art show will be a smorgasbord of talent that should whet every art lovers ap petite. Wine, cheese, hors doeuvres and des serts will be served at this delightful event, while lovely, live string music plays in the back ground. It is going to be a very festive night at the museum, so make plans to attend. Dress will be casual. Last years art show was an enjoyable com munity event and a great success, so we are an ticipating additional talent and new art patrons at this years event. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Clewiston Mu seum. Please contact the Clewiston Museum at 863-983-2870 or e-mail clewistonmuseum@ embarqmail.com with any questions. Clewiston Museum Art Show Fancy Pantsy Arty Party GIVE A LITTLE LOVE TO A CHILD, AND YOU G ET A G REAT DEAL BACK. -RUSKIN

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO Sugar Dolls star Florida State Youth of the Year. She has been a member of the Sugar Dolls for three years. She is a true leader and has enth grade at Clewiston Middle School. The and 4 p.m. for all other ages at the Clewis ton Youth Center. For more information, BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News As the end of scal year approaches, city commissioners have been meeting more fre quently to hash out the city of Clewistons bud get. Leading up to the rst public hearing of the 2013/14 budget held on Sept. 16, commissioners held budget meetings on Aug. 26 and Sept. 5. At the Aug. 26 meeting, Finance Director Ted Byrd briey informed commissioners of changes he made to the budget, including add ing funding for East Hendry County Recreation and pulling money from impact fees to pay for a new lift station -which moves wastewater from lower to higher elevation -near the La Frontera Grocery store. Commissioners discussed the need for an 800 megahertz radio system for the Clewiston Police Department, which Chief Don Gutshall said may be outdated in 10 years. Chief Gutshall said he would hate to spend $200,000 on equip ment with so many technological innovations rendering such systems obsolete. Chief Gutshall agreed, however, to look for grants that would help fund the project. Commissioners also discussed the Clewis ton Librarys budget and questioned personnel costs. Byrd explained the most expensive aspect of personnel costs is health insurance, and Com missioner Mali Gardner said the city needs to look at the cost of health insurance for spouses and families in the future. At an earlier meeting, commissioners dis cussed with Library Director Ava Barrett the pos sibility of funding the library using a Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU). At the budget meet ing, Barrett said the paperwork for the proposed MSTU is being put together to present to the county and she hopes to have a public hearing in October. Before the end of the Aug. 26 meeting, com missioners discussed opening the County Club to the public at lunchtime and the possibility of making the club semi-private. At the Sept. 5 budget meeting, held at 11:30 a.m. in the Clewiston chambers, commissioners discussed the utilities, electric and the water and sewer funds. Each fund had no real issues and were examined relatively quickly. Commissioner Mali Gardner mentioned the sewer line the city hopes to construct to reach Airglades Airport. City Manager Al Perry explained that the en gineering aspect of the line has been worked out, and the President of the Hendry County Economic Development Council, Greg Gillman, is currently trying to procure a grant to pay for the project. Commissioners discussed plans to expand Clewistons wastewater treatment plant, in or der to accommodate the airport. The impact fees -which pay for all or a por tion of a new development project -from the airport would go to the city of Clewiston be cause it will be providing the water and sewer, despite the fact that the county would be spon soring the grant. Thats something the county will have to keep in mind, said Mayor Phillip Roland. Commissioner Gardner suggested making an interlocal agreement with the county to ad dress the issues of the impact fees. The topic of conversation moved from Air glades Airport to the possibility of expanding the Hendry County recycling program, which cur rently only provides services to the unincorpo rated areas of the county, to include the city of Clewiston and the city of LaBelle. In order to do so, the city would need to expand its transfer sta tion, the building where waste is deposited and held, before being picked up by larger trucks and transferred to a larger facility. The meeting ended with a discussion of the millage rate, and commissioners made them selves a goal to lower the millage rate next year. The next budget meeting was scheduled for Sept. 16 and held before the regular commission meeting in Clewiston. Sept. 16 marked the rst public hearing for the 2013/14 budget. On the agenda were two items: the adoption of the proposed scal year 2013/14 budget and the adoption of the pro posed scal year 2013/14 millage rate. The pro posed millage rate was set at 6.1957 mills. One resident stood to tell the commissioners problems he had certain aspects of the budget, including the golf course and the fact that the commissioners are provided a full benets pack age, which costs the tax payers about $38,000. A heated discussion between the resident, Jerry Cochran, and Commissioner Julio Rodriguez developed, but Mayor Roland quelled the ten sion and asked the commissioners to vote on the two items. The commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of the both items. Commissioner Gardner was not present at the meeting. Budget Talks Coming to Close City in nal phase of adopting FY 2013/14 budget

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not only [paying for] health insurance for you, but health insurance for your families. And were giving you life insurance, and were giving you disability insurance. When you add those up, if we werent giving you health in surance, thats enough to give [city] employees a one-percent raise. Cochran spoke in reference to the fact that city employees have not received a raise in sev eral years. If you havent got the money to give them a raise, you cant give them a raise, he said. However, his idea was to sever the commission ers benets packages to pay for city employees raises. Cochrans argument struck a chord with Commissioner Julio Rodriguez, who shook his head disapprovingly during Cochrans speech. You need to do your homework before you get up here, said Commissioner Rodriguez, in obvious objection. We work hard for this com munity. I dont take advantage of my position here. ... Youre promoting something thats not true in front of our citizens. I think youre inac curate. I think youre giving bad information. Commissioner Rodriguez stated he pays out of pocket for his insurance, and his family is not part of the citys package. He was the only com missioner to speak out against Cochrans asser tion, though Commissioner Mali Gardner was not in attendance to speak out, if she so chose. Before stepping down from the podium, Co chran stated he, like Commissioner Rodriguez, was entitled to his opinion, and he was only cit ing the numbers from the budget provided by the citys nance department. Cochrans opinion may have left a sour taste in the commissioners mouths, but the meeting chugged along at any rate. In fact, the regular commission meeting, which followed the public hearing on the budget, began on a rather posi tive note. Mike Kemp, a Clewiston High School teacher, and his student Cecilia Chaidez spoke at the Sug arland Rally on Sept. 1 in Clewiston in defense of the city. The city commission recognized Kemp and Cecilia with a Certicate of Appreciation for their involvement in the rally. It was quite an honor for the both of us, said Kemp, as Mayor Roland handed him a plaque. Cecilias family beamed as she was also handed a plaque by Mayor Roland. After the accolades were presented and a few discussion items were voted in favor of, includ ing several service agreements with city entities, Commissioner Jimmy Pittman deconstructed the East Hendry County Recreation agreement, in order to change unnecessarily binding verb age. Commissioner Rodriguez took this moment to apologize for his earlier outburst and con tinued, saying he would not support an agree ment for East County Recreation because the current agreement does not reduce the cost to Clewiston residents. Commissioner Rodriguez argued that the agreement for East County Recreation, as it was now written, increased the recreation budget and, therefore, would not decrease the cost of recreation for Clewiston residents. Mayor Roland disagreed. He said the increas es to the recreation budget are being offset by the Hendry County Board of County Commis sioners, who pledged $125,000 for the agree ment. Commissioner Rodriguez, however, was adamant. The intention of the East Rec is to reduce the cost to the citizens and have the county come in and share some of the costs, to kind of level out the playing eld. ... But looking at it, this plan right here doesnt do that. ... Im not go ing to support this tonight, said Commissioner Rodriguez. Commissioner Pittman stepped in and said the East County Recreation agreement is a rst step. Its a rst step. It is denitely not the end-all. I think its the baby step. Its the county testing the waters, and the city testing the waters just to see if this will even work out, maybe, in the next three or four years, he said. Mayor Roland asked the commissioners to vote on the motion on the table, which was to approve the agreement, and afterwards said he would do his best to explain what East County Recreation was all about. The commissioners voted 3-1 in favor of the motion, and Mayor Roland followed with an ex planation. The unincorporated areas of eastern Hendry County, including Harlem and Flaghole, said Mayor Roland, would pay an additional $50 for recreation taxes -making the tax $100 in total for those residents -and the taxes would offset the cost of recreational activities carried out by the city of Clewiston. The vote and Mayor Rolands explanation was followed by a discussion about the Clewis ton Golf Course Advisory Board led by Carol Gid dens, a member of the board. She stood before the commissioners to com municate the efforts of the advisory board to promote the golf course, including a plans to buy a new sign, which would help advertise the golf course from U.S. 27. The proposed sign would read, Clewis ton Public Golf Course, Par 72, with an arrow pointing toward the course; the sign would also sit upon a large, imitation golf tee. Commissioners agreed to apply for a permit for the new sign and Giddens took her seat in the audience. Before the end of the meeting, the commis sioners took the opportunity to report on any is sues they have had on their minds. Commissioner Pittman inquired about the position of utilities director and City Manager Al Perry said interviews would soon be conducted. Commissioner Pittman continued the conversa tion, saying he believed it was always best to try to go with a local candidate whenever possible. There was one local entry for the position and Commissioner Pittman went ahead and said the entry was former Utilities Director Kev in McCarthy, who was present at the meeting. Commissioner Pittman endorsed McCarthy, saying he would be his recommendation, and ended the conversation, saying the city should ll the position as quickly and prudently as pos sible. Mayor Roland closed the meeting with re marks on the status of the Clewiston locks, which remained closed despite the water level being below 15.5 feet at the time of the meet ing. A Big Bass Tournament is being held this weekend and over 140 boats are already signed up, said Mayor Roland. Having to lock each boat in and out would be tedious; the tournament was moved from Okeechobee to Clewiston and, according to Mayor Roland, if the sherman are not happy with the tournament, they will not come back. We need to open the locks, said Mayor Roland. This tournament will really impact our town. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Arrested on 9/14/13, by Sergeant Malley For driving with sus pended license, subsequent offense Dora Davila-Cantu, 57 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 conrm the infor mation and print it. Arrested on 9/12/13, by Ofcer Williams For eeing/eluding police; resisting an ofcer with vio lence; and driving with a sus pended license, subsequent offense Simon Jerome Putmon, 24 fered a blessing over the city, the city ofcials and its businesses. He then softened the mood by pointing out the irony of a blind guy cochairing a photo contest. The photo contest, he said, was a vision this blind man had a few years back. Wellslager was referencing the Chambers Capturing Clewiston Contest, which runs through September 30. The contest asks Clewis tons amateur photographers to send in their photos of Clewiston and Lake Okeechobee to be judged in three categories: Junior, Adult and Senior. The winners of each category will be published in a coffee table-type book and could win $150 or more. After Wellslager nished his speech, Presi dent Hatton once again returned to the podium. She promoted tickets for the 50/50 rafe and the silent auction, in which the highest bidder would win a beautiful, handmade quilt. Donated by Criminal Justice Program Director Christine Pe terson, the blue paisleys and red sunbursts were brought out to be displayed to the audience. The starting bid for Petersons New York Beauty was $100, to which County Commissioner Kar son Turner happily obliged. At 7:10 p.m., dinner was served. A choice of ribeye steak, whitesh stuffed with crab or chicken alfredo was passed around by the Criminal Justice Program after the caesar salads were cleared. As dinner came to a close at the eight-oclock hour, Director Electa Saker recognized the 2012/13 board members and introduced new members coming on board this year. Im looking forward to getting to know you, said Saker, sincerely. As Saker and the board members took their seats, Mercedes Vary and Brenda Holcomb of Active Citizens for Children (ACFC) took center stage to thank the business owners of Clewis ton for contributing to the Sweetest Town Play ground and helping them reach their goal of $170,000. The ladies could not resist the oppor tunity to ask for help once again, passing around a list of tools they need to build the playground and appealing to the audience for more volun teers before returning to their places. The ladies of ACFC were not in their seats for long, however; after the recognition of out going board members and the installation of the 2013/14 ofcers and directors, the Chamber presented the Outstanding Community Service Award to Vary and Holcomb. Introducing the award was Mayor Phillip Ro land, who said the award could not go to any one better. You cant give these girls too many acco lades. They almost ran us crazy at the commis sion meetings, said Mayor Roland. Vary and Holcomb attended almost every city commis sion meeting in the past months to petition for money from the city to help them reach their goal. The ladies were able, however, to reach their goal without the need for city funds. The two accepted the award and addressed the au dience. We were in everyones face constantly only because we love this town, said Holcomb. It is an honor to stand up here before everyone. I couldnt imagine living anywhere else. Next, the Lifetime Membership Award was presented to Earnest and Becky Rawls, whose daughter and son-in-law accepted the award on their behalf. The prestigious Business of the Year Award was left for last and went to a business who goes out of their way to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers. The Business of the Year hosted a fundraiser for the local American Youth Soccer Organiza tion, sponsored a junior baseball league, donat ed items to churches and youth programs, and offered bedside delivery to pharmacy patients. It is my privilege to announce this years Clewiston Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year -Walgreens of Clewiston, announced Johnnie Nelson, as Store Managers Matt Wurth and John Frotten came forward to accept the award. The two acknowledged that Walgreens may be a big box corporation, but their small-town habits make their store special to this town. The dinner would come to a close shortly after the awards were presented, but not until the winners of the 50/50 rafe and silent auction were announced. The quilt eventually sold for $500 and the lucky winner happened to be Roger Hatton, President Hattons husband. Mary Ann Martin, owner of Roland and Mary Ann Martins Marina, won $400 from the 50/50 rafe and donated her winnings back to the Chamber. President Hatton concluded the dinner with a few words before the audience dispersed and made their way toward home. The past three or four years have not been easy, But when other Chambers are dying, ours is growing, said Hatton, and bid the audience adieu. Dinner Continued From Page 1 Benets Continued From Page 1

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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. BELLE GLADE 667 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. RV w/large Florida Rm., new A/C unit, low lot rent. $2500 or best offer. (863)532-9105 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Doctor Detail conducting a detail business at 440 East 5th Street, Pahokee, Florida, under the ctitious name of Doctor Detail and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Calvin E. McClinton 440 East 5th Street Pahokee, FL 33476 Ownership of Doctor Detail is as follows: Calvin McClinton It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Doctor Detail under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 452333 CN 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 OR 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 of 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; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 452008 CN 9/12,19/2013 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. VARNER a/k/a KELLY A. 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, 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 TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:00pm in Suite 2 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.452738 CN/CB 9/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on September 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Thomas, Rose #10 Gonzalez, Tim #72 Taunton, Raschelle #85 452426 GCD 9/19,26/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hendry County Administration Of ces, 640 South Main Street, Conference Room 1 in LaBelle. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by email at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 452308 CN/CB 9/19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-CA-155 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. VALERIE P. NELSON, FITZROY NELSON, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment to Reform and Foreclose Mortgage entered in the above captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 17, 18, 19 AND 20, BLOCK 7, J.T. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT 64 x 32 B3202 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER; FLHML2B1 39322910AB.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the at the Front Steps Clerk of Courts Of ce, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Floirda 33471, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 10th day of October, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will tot be entitled to any remaining funds. 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; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk 452737 CN 9/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 262009CA000665CAAXMX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MARY JO POLHEMUS, et al, Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment o f Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 23 AND THE SOUTH ONEHALF OF LOT 24, BLOCK 9, ANDREWS ADDITION TO LABELLE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1. PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL ID #: 2-29-43-02-050-0009-009.0 Property address: 196 CAMPBELL ST LABELLE, FL 33935at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FL 33935, beginning at 11:00 AM www.hendry.realforeclose.com DATED THIS 16th day of October, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13th day of September, 2013. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 5334700, 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. 452726 CN 9/19,26/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Medical Job Information Business Opportunities Appliances Apartments Condos/Townhouses 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 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 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 PUBLIC NOTICEPahokee Housing Authority, Inc. was awarded funding for a Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program, for families who have been displaced from their primary resident as a result of a natural disaster. Assistance period is one year (1 year) or subject to funding availability. Applications intake is on Wednesdays “only” and will be processed by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. For further information contact Ms. Eleanor Babb at (561)-924-5565. Pahokee Housing authority is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a DrugFree Work Place. 452740 CN 9/19/2013 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013

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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 4401 2010 4104329-07022040330 Santo R Di Bella Lot 33, Block 2204, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452438 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 4775 2010 4104329-09022990030 Dameon & Rebecca Gordon Lot 3, Block 2299, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452440 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 3525 2010 2024329-670000B0130 Moshe Kashi Lots 21 and 22, Block B, of SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, in 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452452 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 4057 2010 4104329-03020990070 Eduardo Vasquez Lot 7, Block 2099, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision, according to the plat thereof 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452444 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3818 2010 4104329-01020230170 Roger J Gendreau Lot 17, Block 2023, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450862 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 NOTIFICACION DE LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS DE ELECCION DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL Por medio de la presente se le noti ca que la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central “el Distrito,” adopt los procedimientos de eleccin en su junta regular del da 28 de agosto de 2013. Si usted est interesado en cali car como un candidato de Junta de Supervisores, usted tendr que noti car a Carolyn Hester, Gerente para el Distrito en la O cina Administrativa del Control de Aguas del Condado Central, ubicada en 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telfono (863) 983-5797 a no ms tardar del 1 de octubre de 2013 antes de las 5:00 p.m. El Distrito llevar a cabo una eleccin de propietario por un asiento de los cinco (5) miembros de la junta de supervisores el 26 de octubre de 2013. Usted puede obtener una copia de los procedimientos de eleccin al contactarse con Carolyn Hester, Gerente a la direccin y nmero de telfono mencionado arriba. SRVANSE PROCEDER EN CONSECUENCIA. EL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL 452749 CN 9/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” adopted election procedures at their regular meeting on August 28, 2013. If you are interested in qualifying as a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you will need to notify Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telephone (863) 983-5797 no later than October 1, 2013 before 5:00 p.m The District will hold a landowners’ election for one seat on the ve (5) member board of supervisors on October 26, 2013. A copy of the election procedures may be obtained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Manager at the address or phone number listed above. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 452753 CN 9/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2894 2009 2024329-28000000240 McKay Properties Inc Lot 39 of FORD PARK SUBDIVISION of the City of LaBelle, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450873 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 394 2010 1314229-01000002090 Raul & Juana Aguilar The East 7 feet of Lot 210, all of Lot 211, and the West 31 feet of Lot 212, all in NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, of the Public records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1971 FREEDOM single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. FF10015E, Title No. 4135998, and RP Decal No. 18607017, which is permanently af xed to real property. ((LienHolder: Stanton Mobile Homes Sales, Inc.) Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452441 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13 000031 CA AXMX M&T BANK, Plaintiff, V S. GARY MITCHELL AND KIM MITCHELL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12, 2013 and entered in 13 000031 CA AXMX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein M&T BANK, is the Plaintiff and GARY MITCHELL; KIM MITCHELL; LAUREL OAK VILLAGE UNIT FIVE PROPERTY OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRAT ION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM on October 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 2186, PORT LABELLE UNIT 5, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 104 THROUGH 106, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of September, 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. 452686 CN 9/19,26/2013 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 #: 2009-CA-000148 LaSalle Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage PassThrough Certi cates WMALT Series 2006-AR8 Trust Plaintiff, -vs-Alice Dozier an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of Charles Dozier, Deceased; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Alliance Bancorp; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000148 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certi cates WMALT Series 2006-AR8 Trust, Plaintiff and Alice Dozier an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of Charles Dozier, Deceased 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: THE SOUTH 43 FEET OF LOT 9, AND ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 2, OF W.T. MADDOX’S FIRST ADDITION TO BELMONT, PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 7, 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 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 452376 CN 9/19,26/2013 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 3017 2010 1144334-040000E0100 Brenda V Sweet Lot 10, Block E, of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1985 SKYLINE double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. 32620272AU & 32620272BU and Title Nos. 50737979 & 50737982, which is permanently af xed to real property. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452448 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3472 2010 2024329-28000000690 Rosanna Williams Est c/o Joy Mitchell Lot 121, Section 1, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450867 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for projects in Hendry County: Florida Power and Light (FPL Hendry) 700 Universe Blvd, Juno Beach, FL 33408, has submitted Application 130812-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00947-W to irrigate 161 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami and the project is located in Sections 20-22,27-29,33, Township 47 South, Range 33 East. Rust Farms LLC (Banana Branch Grove) PO Box 2817, Labelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application 130813-2 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00934-W to irrigate 53 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Banana Branch Canal and the project is located in Sections 22, 27, Township 43 South, Range 28 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documentation can be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request administr ative hearings regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 452535 GCD 9/19/2013 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 3012 2010 1144334-040000C0110 Malbec II, LLC Lot 11, Block C of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1989 PEACE single-wide mobile home have Identi cation No. PSHGA4770, Title No. 46869456 an RP Decal No. R310407, which is permanently af xed to real property. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452447 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 FAIR HOUSING MEANS: NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM CITY OF CLEWISTON IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL MR. AL PERRY, CLEWISTON CITY MANAGER, AT 1-863-983-1484 OR HUD AT 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL. 452098 CN 9/19/2013 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 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that the following permit renewal was approved pursuant to subsection 373.4595, Florida Statutes (F.S.), on September 11, 2013, as a minor modi cation for a ve-year permit renewal: South Florida Conservancy District (SFCD). The SFCD permit (FDEP File No. 0288807-002) is for operation and maintenance of P-5-N Pump Station. The P-5-N Pump Station is located on Herbert Hoover Dike at the S-236 in Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 35 East, in Palm Beach County. The Department’s determination authorizes the SFCD to operate and maintain the P-5-N Pump Station Project for an additional ve years, as of the above date. The le containing the application for the above determination is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 24, Tallahassee, FL 32399. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., before the deadline for ling a petition. On the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the hearing process may result in a modi cation of the agency action or even denial of the application. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C., a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. The petition must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. 452741 CN 9/19/2013 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 4402 2010 4104329-07022040340 Santo R Di Bella Lot 34, Block 2204, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452439 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 381 2010 1314229-01000000860 Robert W & Terrie M Thompson Lots 86 and 87, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1984 LIBERTY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. 10L16718U & 10L16718X, Title Nos. 20841857 & 20880184, and RP Decal NO. 24283186 & 24283176, which in permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: Big Lake National Bank) Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452445 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 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 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 PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Ch 715.585(6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with power of attorney will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 week prior @ lien facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any person interested ph (954) 563-1999 Sale date October 11, 2013 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 26358 2008 Jeep VIN#: 1J8HR48N78C122664 Lienor: Quality 1 Auto Care, 19 Hardee St., LaBelle, FL 863-675-6106 lien amt $5381.73 Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911 452644 CN 9/19/2013 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 899 2010 1284329-01000000130 Central Mobile Homes, Inc. Lot 13, LAKESIDE Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 173, of the Public records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 NOBILITY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. N42299A & N42299B, Title No. 44296084 & 44263787, and RP Decal No. 12046918 & 12046919 which is permanently af xed to real property. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452446 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1429 2009 1154432-A0000570100 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3293, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450869 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 3582 2010 2164329-A0000090000 Brian K Quinn The Northerly 175.87’ of the Easterly 175.87’ of the following described property: A parcel of land in Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 16, and run south 03 degrees 36’ 11” East, along the east line of said Section 16, a distance of 2,445.71 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel of land; thence south 86 degrees 51’ 28” West, parallel to the South line of Lot 6, Airport Commerce Park, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 110, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, a distance of 719.28 feet to a point on the easterly line of a parcel described in O.R. Book 633, at Page 528, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 37’ 05” East, along the Easterly line of said parcel, a distance of 121.83 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel; thence South 45 degrees 48’ 22” East, along the easterly line a parcel described in O.R. Book 588, at Page 207 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, a distance of 695.13 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel; thence North 86 degrees 51’ 28” East, a distance of 252.28 feet to a point on the Easterly line of said Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36’ 11” West, a distance of 633.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452443 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 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 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 847 2010 1274329-01000A20180 Sweet Daughter Properties, LLC From the intersection of the South line of Section 28-43-29, with the centerline of State Road 29, run N 03 degrees 47’ 00” W along centerline of said State Road 29, 800 feet to point of beginning; thence N 86 degrees 38’ 00” E, 450.00 feet; thence S 03 degrees 47’ 00” E, 50.00 feet; thence S 86 degrees 38’ 00” W 450.00 feet; thence N 03 degrees 47’ 00” W, 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, less the Westerly 50.00 feet for Road Right of Way of State Road 29 being in Section 28, Township 43S, Range 29 E, Hendry County, Florida, an more commonly known as Business Lots 18 & 19, Section A-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES TOGETHER WITH a 1988 KIRKWOOD single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. 14603576, Title No. 47231174, and RP Decal No. 12251174, which is permanently af xed to real property. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452453 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 2992 2010 1144334-01000000600 Zacarias R & Monica Alvizo Lot 60, in Twin Lakes Subdivision, a subdivision in a portion of Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1983 BERKELEY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. FLFL2AD053204239 & FLFL2BD053204239, Title Nos. 22443040 & 22443039, and RP Decal Nos. R261032 & R261031, which is permanently af xed to real property. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452442 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 FAIR HOUSING MEANS:NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAMHENDRY COUNTYIS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL.452097 CN 9/19/2013 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 3020 2010 1144334-040000E0160 Mike Johnson Lots 16 and 17, Block E of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1985 BEACH single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. SSMFLAC122309, Title No. 50143620 and RP Decal No. R047625, which in permanently af xed to real property. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452449 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 3231 2010 1214334-040000A0070 Katie Smith Lot 7, Block A, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, a subdivision in the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1996 FLEETWOOD single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. N15873, Title No. 72342821 and RP Decal No. X0318711, which is permanently af xed to real property. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452450 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeAVISO 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013

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Captive wild horses will cost U.S. taxpayers $1 billion by 2030 if federal management ap proaches dont change, accord ing to a new report by a pair of researchers who were part of a national committee that studied the issue. A possible solution, they say: contraceptive vaccines. The report by researchers Madan Oli, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and Rob ert Garrott, of Montana State University, was published late last week in the journal Sci ence Oli is a professor in the wildlife ecology and conserva tion department, and Garrott is a professor in the MSU ecology department. In 1971, Congress instructed federal agencies to protect and manage wild horses, monitor the population and remove horses when numbers ex ceeded established population goals. As Garrott and Oli wrote, thousands of those horses are now kept, not as the untamed creatures many associate with the Wild West, but as domes ticated livestock living out the decades in pastures, for which the pasture owners are com pensated. The problem, the pair con rmed, is that the cost of main taining the captive horses is in creasingly unsustainable. From 2013 through 2030, caring for the horses will cost taxpayers $1.1 billion, Oli said, and $67 million annually after that. The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) now re ports 33,000 free-roaming hors es in the western U.S., but even more roughly 45,000 are in shortor long-term holding fa cilities. When wild horse numbers grow too large, they are round ed up and taken to short-term holding facilities, where the bu reau puts many up for sale or adoption. If they are too ill for either, they are euthanized, but federal ofcials are barred from euthanizing healthy horses. Healthy horses not sold or ad opted are moved to long-term holding facilities, where they typically remain for the rest of their lives. The National Research Council committee Garrott and Oli served on concluded that if horse populations are left unmanaged, the number of horses on public lands will triple about every six years un til, eventually, food and water supplies are thin. The wild horse population has been growing at an annual rate of between 15 and 20 per cent, Oli said. If current management ap proaches continue, there will be very little money left in the BLM wild horse and burro budget to do anything else but care for horses in cap tivity, Oli said. Rounding them up is pretty expensive, and at some point, nearly all of the budget would be consumed by horses in cap tivity. It will just be totally unsustainable to continue business as usual. The researchers estimat ed that the 15 to 20 percent annual population increase in western horse herds could be halved if contra ceptive vaccines were more widely used. Contraception for horses is labor intensive be cause it must be hand-injected. More research into new delivery methods could help, Oli said. While the debate over wild horses has gone on for years, it is clear something must be done, the researchers said. Af ter dying out during the last ice age, horses were returned to North America by Spanish ex plorers in the mid-1500s, later mixing with modern domestic horses that found their way to the range. Prolic breeders, their numbers multiply quickly in the absence of natural preda tors. The paper concludes with a sobering look at Australia, where government agencies have proposed shooting 10,000 of the 400,000-strong wild horse population from helicopters to reduce the number of animals suffering under severe drought conditions. We need to think about whats ethical, what we want to do. The worst-case scenario is that we do nothing, Gar rott said. Simply not doing anything will result in a much, much harder decision in the future. 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 Courts ofce, we welcome you to our new web site at www.hendry.realforeclose.com for online sales of foreclosure properties. Starting on October 2nd, 2013 all 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 benet 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 ofce and at times that are convenient for you. Before getting started, please review the information regarding auction rules and procedures in the Foreclosure Process documents. The Frequently Asked Questions section also provides answers to common questions that you may nd useful. For information relating to the foreclosure process, please contact our ofce 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 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 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Pastured Wild Horses to Cost U.S. $1 Billion by 2030, Researchers Warn in Report PHOTO/ BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT Thousands of those horses are now kept, not as the untamed creatures many associate with the Wild West, but as domesticated livestock, living out the decades in pastures, for which the pasture owners are compensated. Garrott and Oli

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 Regular monitoring in Palm Beach County at seven strategically placed sentinel chicken ocks have revealed the presence of St. Louis Encepha litis virus at one site in the western county. No human or other animal infections have been identied. Mosquito-borne illness has no boundaries and this nding, coupled with the dengue out break in Martin County, has prompted the Flori da Department of Health (DOH) in Palm Beach County to remind residents and visitors to take simple preventive measures to protect against contracting mosquito-borne illnesses. The mosquito population grows in the sum mer, which coincides with the time of year many residents and visitors are outdoors enjoying Flor idas natural landscape. Residents and visitors can take simple steps to combat mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne illness. The sentinel chicken program was rst established in 1978 throughout Florida, said Health Department Veterinarian Dr. Mary Echols. This early warning system is vital to help make the public aware of the presence of mos quito-borne illnesses and the importance of mosquito-borne disease prevention. The rainy season can signal an increase in mosquito popu lations. Health Department Director Alina Alonso, M.D., encourages basic prevention methods to help limit mosquito bites and exposure to mosqui to-borne illness. Residents and visitors need to take precau tions to prevent mosquito bites and eliminate mosquito-friendly breeding places around their homes by remembering to drain and cover, said Alonso. Drain any standing water around the home, as even the smallest container can be a breeding ground for mosqui toes. Check door and window screens and repair any holes or tears. Wear lightweight cloth ing that have long sleeves, long pants and socks, and use an insect repellent following the manufacturers recommenda tion. If outdoors between dusk and dawn, be cau tious as mosquitoes are most active during these times; some species of mosquitoes, however, are also active during the day. St. Louis Encephalitis virus is a mosquitoborne avivirus which is maintained in a cycle between Culex mosquitoes and birds. Occasion ally, an infected mosquito will bite a human, causing disease. Less than one percent of St. Louis encephalitis viral infections are clinically apparent and the vast majority of infections re main undiagnosed. Symptoms appear four to 21 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Most infections are unapparent, but when symptoms occur, they can range from fever with headache to menin gitis, encephalitis and coma. People over the age of 50 seem to be at greater risk for severe disease. Anyone who suspects they are ill should contact their physician immediately. For more information on mosquito preven tion, visit www.pbchd.com. Take Precautions to Avoid Mosquito Bites The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jackson ville District, has awarded its second contract in the past two weeks to replace two water control structures in the Herbert Hoover Dike as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract on Sept. 13 for $36.3 million to Thalle Construction Company of Hills borough, N.C. The contract calls for the replace ment of Culverts 10 (S-273) and 12 (S-275) be tween Pahokee and Belle Glade in Palm Beach County. The water control structures provide ir rigation and drainage to landowners in the area. Work on this project is expected to be complete by the spring of 2017. We continue to move forward with our plan to replace water control structures as part of our ongoing effort to reduce the risk of failure on the dike, said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation project manager. Weve been working on these culverts for more than a year getting ready to award this contract. We are look ing forward to the additional construction this contract represents. In 2011, the Corps began to replace or re move 32 federally-owned water controlstruc tures around the dike. With this contract, the Corps has taken action to address 14 of the struc tures, with contracts expected to be awarded on another two structures by the end of September. Other risk-reduction measures include instal lation of a partially penetrating cutoff wall be tween Port Mayaca and Belle Glade, the lling of a quarry near Pahokee and removal of vegetation on the dike. The total investment since 2007 is more than $400 million. Hebert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile earthen levee that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the sec ond largest freshwater lake in the United States. For more information on the Herbert Hoover Dike project, visit the Jacksonville District web site at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/ CivilWorks/LakeOkeechobee/HerbertHoover Dike.aspx. Corps Awards Contract for HHD Improvements COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitors price SINCE 1975 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 19, 2013 State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and State Representative Matt Caldwell announced that a project to clean and store water from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River Ba sin will be built near Clewiston in a public-private partnership with Hilliard Brothers of Florida. The Caloosahatchee River Treatment Facility, a 680acre project to clean water from Lake Okeecho bee and the surrounding Caloosahatchee River basin, will utilize a hybrid wetland system, in cluding Floating Aquatic Vegetation (FAV), to remove nutrients from water intercepted from Lake Okeechobee and the local drainage basin and return the clean water to the Caloosahatchee River. The project was approved and funded by the 2013 Florida Legislature. Senator Benacquis to and Representative Caldwell sponsored the legislation in their respective chambers. We promised to lead the charge for the Caloosahatchee River and estuary, and we are taking an important step here today in break ing ground on projects that will clean the water in our river, said Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto. This is not just a local problem in southwest Florida, it is a Florida problem and we are deter mined to continue to build on the projects that were put in place last session. Every single drop of water that can be divert ed from Lake Okeechobee and cleaned before entering our river will help prevent future dev astation, said Representative Caldwell. We are committed to nding both short and long-term solutions. Benacquisto and Caldwell acknowledge that there is no quick and easy x to the estuary prob lems related to heavy rainfall, massive drainage into Lake Okeechobee from its northern water shed and concerns over the safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike. Fortunately, there are some longerterm solutions on the horizon, including the C-43 Reservoir, which will store and clean additional water from Lake Okeechobee. While there is no silver bullet solution to our water problems, projects like this one built throughout the watershed will add up to a clean er river and healthier estuary, one step at a time, said Benacquisto and Caldwell. We applaud Senator Benacquisto and Representative Caldwell for their leadership in taking action to address the crisis in the Caloo sahatchee estuary, said Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida. Landowners like Hilliard Brothers who participate in these public and private partnerships for environmental pro tection are to be commended, as well. Projects like the Caloosahatchee Basin Treatment Facility that can be funded and built quickly to clean and store water along the Caloosahatchee River will certainly help protect the estuary and our native birds and wildlife. Hilliard Brothers began in the 1930s in cen tral and South Florida as a cattle business. Since then, the Hilliard family has diversied its agri cultural operations on over 20,000 acres in Hen dry and Glades Counties and two other states, producing cattle, citrus, fruit, sod, vegetables and timber. Environmental stewardship is an impor tant hallmark of the Hilliard family. Restoring Water in Caloosahatchee Senator Benacquisto and Representative Caldwell Break Ground on Caloosahatchee Treatment Project SUBMITTED PHOTO State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner, Representative Matt Hudson, Representative Matthew Caldwell, Joe Hilliard and Audubon Floridas Eric Draper break ground on a project in Hendry County to clean water in Caloosahatchee River. property is individual and the Open House will answer questions for homeowners about their specic property. A homeowner with a federally backed mort gage in a ood zone will be required to get ood insurance, said Hilton. If you own a house or a private mortgage, it doesnt matter, but the maps show the likelihood of being ooded. Hilton went on to explain that the new maps for Glades County have actually changed for the better in some parts, including Lakeport and Buckhead Ridge. Those locations were previ ously in oodplains and now they are not. This leaves room for more development, he said. The new maps have also raised the base ood elevation -the elevation to which oodwater is expected to rise during a base ood. Insurance rates will vary depending on how high above the base ood elevation a residence or businesses is located. For those owners whose residence or business is below the new elevation, Hilton said those are the people who really need to go to the Open House. The Open House will answer questions such as whether or not a home or business is affected by the new ood maps and whether the changes affect ood insurance premiums. It will also pro vide information for home and business owners who wish to le an appeal, if they believe they have better technical data. The appeals process will be open for 90 days a few weeks after the Open House. The Open House will be held at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 17. The Open House is open to residents of Clewiston, LaBelle and unincorporated areas of Hendry County. Homeowners, business owners, renters and realtors should take advantage of it, said Pap inaw. Flood Continued From Page 1