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DRIVE A NEW 2014 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH *36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2549 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #14t12. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1250 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. BY JOSE ROMERO Special to e Clewiston NewsA stark contrast to the intensity and passion of their game against Immokalee on Sept. 6, the Tigers’ performance against the King’s Academy Lions on Sept. 20 “was not our best effort,” according to Special Teams Coordinator Coach Philip Summers. “It was a wake-up call. Any given Friday, you come and don’t play your hardest and don’t do what we ask you to do, you’ll lose.” Everything seemed to be off to a decent start for the Tigers. After all, a turnover was forced within the rst three minutes of the game, and Lenorris Gaines was able to make it to the ve-yard line. Things took a turn for the worse, however, as the Tigers found themselves unable to advance to the end zone. A time out was called and they decided to try for a eld goal, an ambition that would fall through. The Lions had the same idea after being forced to a fourth down, but their attempt was good, and they were now in the lead. But the Tigers weren’t going to take that lying down. Gaines recovered the Lions’ kick and made it to the 23-yard line before being forced out of bounds by the Lions’ Paul Schumacher. Derry West took over from there, rushing for 16 yards. They were again within reach of a touchdown, and again were forced back. Luckily for BY PATTY BRANT Special to the Clewiston NewsThe 2013/14 nal millage rate will remain the same as the current rate -so adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at their Sept. 24 meeting in LaBelle. Residents will continue to pay 7.7209 mills. The rate is 0.56 percent greater than the roll back rate of 7.6779, This will produce $13,066,539. The county’s nal budget for 2014 will be $61,334,392. This slight increase is due to additional construction, amounting to just over $11 million, which has raised an additional $158,621 over 2013. Gross taxable value for the county is $1,692,359,573. The sheriff’s request to cover a one-time $50,000 expense to out t School Resource Of cers was approved, to be granted when the School Resource Of cer grant is awarded. T, S V. N E B T P S T H C R S I SEE PERRY  8 SUBMITTED PHOTOSCentral Elementary School’s Kindergarten students learn about the community’s helpers. Thank you to Clewiston Fire ghters and Police, from CES Kindergarten students. Perry Resigns from BOCC First Loss of the Season a “Wake-Up Call” for the TigersSEE SPORTS  9 Central Elementary School BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News“In some, if not all instances, FEMA will not recognize that the dike is capable of discharging a one-percent ood occurrence,” said John Campbell, public relations and communications supervisor for the Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, of the 143-mile long Herbert Hoover Dike. The integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike has come into question as of late -though that is not anything the residents around Florida’s Lake Okeechobee are unfamiliar with. The dike surrounds the 730-square-mile freshwater lake, built mainly to keep its waters from surging onto the surrounding towns during times of high precipitation, especially hurricanes. The construction of the dike was a direct result of two major hurricanes in the late 1920s, both of which killed thousands of people in the lake-side towns. The dike was built from natural materials, including gravel, rock, limestone and sand, which allow water to intentionally seep through at times. Over time, however, after periods of high lake levels -which allow too much water to seep through -and low lake levels -which cause the natural materials to dry out -the New Flood Maps: Result of Failing Dike?SEE DIKE  8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 WARNING CODE VIOLATION Section 1-10-96 Hendry County CURBSIDE RESIDENCIAL RECOGIDA DE BASURA DE YARDA Evitar confusin sobre Reglamento de Basura de Yarda, como per“lado en el Cdigo de Condado Hendry de Ordenanzas; las Exigencias de Recogida de Basura de Yarda son como sigue: € 6 pies de sitio de recogida curbside delante de residencia. € Materiales Sueltos (hierba/hojas) debe ser empaquetado o canned, para no exceder 40 libras. € Miembros/Ramas no deben exceder 4 pies de largo o 4 pulgadas en el dimetro y deben ser atadas en un fardo y atadas o en botes de basura, para no exceder 40 libras. € Ningunas hemorroides de parte vacantes ser coleccionado € No mezclan la Basura de Yarda con otra basura € Composting/Mulching/Regulated Quemaduras son opciones € Tirn Directo para Transferir Estaciones (tipping honorarios se aplica) es otra opcin. Las Opciones de Recogida Alternativas estn disponibles (para unos honorarios) para la Yarda No dcil Recogidas de Desecho y Especiales. Llame Progresivo para hacer preparativos. Cuando en la Duda, llame antes de que usted saque la Basura de Yarda. Building/Licensing/Code Enforcement 863-675-5245 or 863-983-1463 Progressive Waste (WSI/Choice) 863-675-2481 or 863-675-7713 Special Districts/Waste Management Hendry County 863-675-5252 La conformidad ser estrictamente hecha cumplir. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 Crossword Puzzle On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for MarineQuest 2013. Visitors can explore the world of science at FWRI headquarters, located at 100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg. Held in conjunction with the Third Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival, the 19th annual MarineQuest Open House is a free event for all ages. Visitors learn about sh and wildlife research in Florida through dozens of interactive exhibits staffed by some of the state's top scientists. People can see live alligators and snakes, help researchers with a simulated manatee rescue and check out live critters found in Tampa Bay at touch tanks. Special activities for children include wildlife origami and gyotaku, the Japanese art of sh printing. FWRI is the research division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). FWRI's work is used by all levels of government, universities, private organizations and the public. For additional information on MarineQuest 2013, including photographs and video from previous years, visit MyFWC.com/MarineQuest and "Like" FWRI on Facebook at Facebook. com/FWCResearch. Sponsors include the Tampa Bay Times, the city of St. Petersburg and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. MarineQuest Open House

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Splash Park Grand OpeningThe grand opening for Clewiston’s new splash park will be held on Friday, Sept. 27. City Commissioners will be there to cut the ribbon at 5:30 p.m., and the park will open at 5:45 p.m. for the community to enjoy. Refreshments will be served. The park is located next to city pool, across from the Youth Center on Osceola Avenue in Clewiston. Capturing Clewiston Photo ContestThe Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is still looking for the area’s amateur photographers to submit their photos for the Capturing Clewiston Photo Contest. The contest ends Oct. 7, is free to enter and is open to amateur photographers in the following age categories: Juniors, Adults and Seniors. There is a total of 11 categories for which pictures can qualify and every category will have a winner. There will be cash prizes for each category winner. Photos must be taken within the city of Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee or as speci ed within Hendry County. The photo contest is a unique way to involve the local community while promoting America’s Sweetest Town. The photos will be produced into coffee table books and will be available for purchase through the Chamber. For more information or to submit a photo, please call 863-983-7979 or e-mail clewistonchamber@embarqmail.com.Community Christmas CantataClewiston 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 information.Special Two-Day Women’s Empowerment ConferenceWoman 2 Woman, Inc. is a nonpro t organization that seeks to help Empower, Strengthen, Encourage and Support women. They are coming to Clewiston for a special conference, designed for the Woman who is destined for greatness. They will offer revelation and give practical insight on what it takes to bring out the best in 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 HuntersThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog control hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27, to residents of Glades and Hendry counties. The two hog control hunts will be 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 distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a permit; permits cannot be picked up by another individual. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information, please contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-946-1194. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATIONArrested on 9/16/13, by Of cer McLeod For DUI Arrested on 9/21/13, by Of cer Garrett For DUI Arrested on 9/22/13, Of cer McLeod For DUI O O ce Jessie James King, 27Ramon De La Cruz, 21Joseph Chapple, 58 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 Charles W. Lucas was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative at its Sept. 19 board meeting, lling the unexpired term ending January 2015 held by the recently retired Chairman George H. Wedgworth. Lucas, of Ft. Myers, earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and has been active in Florida agriculture since 1981. He is currently president of King Ranch Florida Division, where he oversees the company's agricultural operations, including citrus on the east and west coasts and sugarcane, sod, rice and winter vegetable operations in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Prior to joining King Ranch as president of its Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership in 2005, he was vice president of Southern Gardens Citrus and senior vice president of Turner Foods. Lucas sits on the Board of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association and the Florida Land Council. He has held several leadership positions in the citrus industry, including serving as a commissioner on the Florida Department of Citrus, president of Florida Citrus Processors Association, chairman of the National Juice Products Association and director of Florida Citrus Mutual. "Charlie's tenure in Florida agriculture and keen business acumen will make him a great asset to our board," said Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida Chairman John L. Hundley. "His leadership in the citrus industry will prove to be valuable in his new role at the Cooperative." In accepting his appointment Lucas said, "I'm honored to join the Board of the Cooperative. The Cooperative comprises some of the most forward-thinking farmers anywhere in the county." Lucas added, "To be part of the world's largest sugar re ning company is really exciting and I hope to be able to contribute to the continued success of the Cooperative." Wedgworth announced his full retirement and stepped down from the Board in August, after 52 years at the helm. The board passed a resolution honoring Wedgworth for his many contributions to the Cooperative and betterment of Glades agriculture at the September board meeting. Lucas Appointed to Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative Board BY PAT DOBBINS Florida Department of Health Flu seasons can be unpredictable. Cases of seasonal u are reported every year, but the time of year, the severity and the length of the season can vary from one year to another. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February, however, seasonal u activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur into the month of May. Flu viruses are constantly changing, so it's not unusual for new u virus strains to appear each year. Yearly u vaccinations should begin in September or as soon as the vaccine is available. (Remember, it takes up to two weeks to provide protection after receiving the shot.) The u viruses are usually spread from droplets when an infected person doesn't cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing. Sometimes people get infected from touching something with u viruses on it, then, before they get a chance to wash their hands, they end up touching their nose, eyes or mouth which can transfer the u virus into their bodies. Many other viruses spread these ways, too. People infected with the u may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to seven days after becoming sick. That means people may be able to spread the u to others before they even know they are sick! Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of u. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it, or cough into your elbow (not your hand). Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because germs are spread this way. Try to keep your distance from anyone who may be sick. If you're sick, keep your distance from others or stay home. Finally, get re-vaccinated every year because u viruses change. Getting a u shot not only protects you from getting the u, but you are also protecting your family, friends, co-workers, or anyone that you may come in contact with. Flu shots may prevent severe illness. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized every year from u related complications. Kids under two years of age and adults over 65 years of age are more likely to be hospitalized from the effects of the u. Flu shots may also prevent u-related deaths. Each year, thousands of people in the U.S. die because of the u. Most of these deaths are infants and people aged 65 and older. More people die from the u than from any vaccine-preventable disease. Protect yourself, your family and friends by getting vaccinated. It’s Flu Season! "The Cooperative comprises some of the most forward-thinking farmers anywhere in the county. To be part of the world's largest sugar re ning company is really exciting and I hope to be able to contribute to the continued success of the Cooperative."— Charles W. Lucas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENTSNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan on October 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. e LPA will determine if the amendment is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. e recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for nal consideration at a public hearing. e BCC will consider whether or not they wish to transmit the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. is hearing will be held on October 22, 2013, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Application No.: CPA13-0002 Application name: Economic Development Element Applicant: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Request: e applicant is making amendments to the Economic Development Element and the Future Land Use Element of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. e Ordinance title is as follows: ORDINANCE 2013-______ AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BYAMENDING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT AND THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION PROJECTS ; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance and amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners oce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863675-5240), email (scatala@hendrya.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863675-5317). Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Orvell Howard, Chair Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners NOTICE RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE YARD WASTE PICKUPTo avoid confusion about Yard Waste Regulations, as outlined in the Hendry County Code of Ordinances;Yard Waste Pickup Requirements are as follows: € Place within 6 feet of curbside pickup site in front of residence. € Loose materials (grass/leaves) must be bagged or canned, not to exceed 40 pounds. € Limbs/Branches are not to exceed 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter & must be bundled & tied or in cans, not to exceed 40 pounds. € No vacant lot piles will be collected € Do not mix Yard Waste with other garbage € Composting/Mulching/Regulated Burns are options € Direct Haul to Transfer Stations (tipping fee applies) is another option. Alternative Pickup Options are available (for a fee) for Non-Compliant Yard Waste & Special Pickups. Call Progressive to make arrangements. When in Doubt, call before you put Yard Waste out. Building/Licensing/Code Enforcement 863-675-5245 or 863-983-1463 Progressive Waste (WSI/Choice) 863-675-2481 or 863-675-7713 Special Districts/Waste Management Hendry County 863-675-5252 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS F i r s t U n i t e d M e t ho d is t Chu r chIn a horse-pulling contest at a county fair, the rst-place horse moved a sled weighing 4,500 pounds. The runner-up pulled 4,000 pounds. The owners of the two horses wondered how much the animals could pull if they worked together. So they hitched them up and loaded the sled. To everyone's surprise, the horses were able to pull 12,000 pounds -that's 3,500 pounds more than if they had gone alone! This is an example of synergy taking place -where combining forces produces better results than individual effort. Simply de ned, it means that the effect of the whole is greater than the sum of the effects of the individual parts. We see this in the migration of geese. By ying in a "V" formation, each goose can y longer and faster than they could if they ew alone. The updraft of the wings of the goose in front of them helps make ight easier for the goose following. When the lead goose gets tired, it drops back and another takes his or her place. The geese in the back honk encouragement to those in front. Someone estimated that the ock can travel 71 percent further by this apping, rotating, helping and honking, which enables them to accomplish what they set out to do more quickly and ef ciently. The same can apply to us. Teamwork will produce an overall better result than if each person was working toward the same goal individually. An acronym for team: T.E.A.M = Together Everyone Achieves More! In the community sense, think of what we could accomplish if everyone came together for a common purpose! Why not come out and share in this experience right now? Through this next Sunday, a call has gone out for the Clewiston community to come together to help build the "Sweetest Town Playground." You might ask, "What difference would I make?" Yet one person joined together with many others can make the difference between the project being completed or just dreamed about. Teamwork makes the dream work! In the spiritual sense, Christians sometimes think they can't change the world. We ask, "What can one person do?" Yet a timid Christian voice can become a roar when the voice joins together with the voices of others in a congregation, and the voices of the entire body of Christ. Think of the impact on the world we could have if we came together with other believers. The coordinated body of Christ could change the world on an unimaginable scale! Henry Ford said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." Vince Lombardi said, "Individual commitment to a group effort -that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Religion ColumnTeamwork Makes the Dream Work The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to nine nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which are from nine nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles, the season will remain open through Oct. 14, closing on Oct. 15. These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons are for 2013 only. The minimum size limit in state and federal waters is 16 inches and the daily bag limit is two per harvester, per day. There is a zero daily bag and possession limit for captain and crew on for-hire vessels. Anglers are required to use circle hooks and dehooking devices when shing for any reef species, including red snapper, in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters. The requirement to use venting tools in federal waters was removed on Sept. 3. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider adopting similar changes at a future meeting. The intent of these rules is to help conserve shery resources by increasing the chances for a sh to survive after being caught and released. Learn more about red snapper by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on "Saltwater" and "Recreational Regulations." Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally in State, Federal Waters

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FREENEUTER AND SPAYSHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 For the past two weeks, the rst grade students at Westside Elementary School have been learning all about weather. They have had so much fun with this unit and have delved deep into how weather works. The classes learned about the different types of clouds and the water cycle. They were scientists and even got to participate in some experiments! They made their very own cumulus clouds, saw how the water cycle worked by creating a "water cycle in a bottle," made a cloud in a jar and even went outside to observe the clouds in the sky! The following are the children who participated from Miss Catalina's class: Samantha Aragus, Anthony Busin, Saul Cerventes, Natashia Coring, Steven Cassio, Jose Farfan, Jaiden Gomez, De'Marion Harshaw, Tyler Hough, Hector Hurtado, Jada I ll, Alicya Luna, Daniel Mata, Lindsay Miller, So a Miranda, Ty'Remy Paseler, and Abigail Sanchez. Westside Elementary BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsAt the nal reading of the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Budget Hearing on Sept. 23, Clewiston City Commissioners approved the proposed millage rate of 6.1957 mills and the proposed $25,478,437 operating budget. The approval came after a public hearing, which Clewiston resident Jerry Cochrane utilized to address the commissioners. At the previous budget meeting on Sept. 16, Cochrane gave commissioners suggestions on how better to use the $38,000 now being used to provide commissioners with bene ts packages. Cochrane said $38,000 would be enough to give city employees a one-percent raise, something they have not received in three years, according to Cochrane. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez had choice words for Cochrane at the last meeting after he addressed the commissioners, and Cochrane used the public hearing platform to address commissioners once again on Sept. 23. "Last week, I got up and made mention of the fact that the health insurance for city commissioners is costing $38,000 a year, and before I could get through with that I was attacked, accused of putting out bad information to the public, misrepresenting the true cost and politely called a liar, and I do not appreciate that. I used the gure, $38,000. The actual number is $38,982. That's a lot of money for a small city, and I thought the money could be used better elsewhere. It was not an attack on any one of you folks, it was an attack on the system that allows that to happen," said Cochrane. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez left during Cochrane's nal speech, and reappeared shortly thereafter. Choosing not to speak on the matter, Commissioners James Pittman and Rick Miller spoke instead. As far as the commissioners' salaries are concerned, Commissioner Pittman said he agreed with Cochrane, who said commissioners should be paid a salary, and even went as far as to say they could be paid slightly more. Commissioner Pittman said, however, that his bene ts are the same as any city employees', and if he opted to add a dependent, he would pay 100 percent of the cost. He could only speak for himself, however, since all commissioners receive different bene ts. Commissioner Pittman added that being paid a salary means the citizens of Clewiston are investing in the commission and, as far as he is concerned, the commissioners feel like they're being invested in. "You have to sow something to reap something," Commissioner Pittman said. Commissioner Miller also responded to Cochrane, saying the city surveyed communities about the same size as Clewiston throughout the state to help determine an appropriate salary and bene ts package. Commissioner Miller also said they receive a fraction of the amount that Hendry County Commissioners and Hendry County School Board Members receive. "We're the base of the board of a $25 million plus corporation called the city of Clewiston. ... People don't realize until you're sitting up here what it can cost you, in a lot of different ways, being up here. Certainly, it's something we want, to be up here to serve, but there's also a cost to that, as well. And I think it's something that is deserving," said Commissioner Miller, adding, "I don't think our bene ts are out of line at all." With none of the other commissioners wishing to comment, Mayor Phillip Roland closed the public hearing and commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of approving the proposed 6.1957 millage rate, and the proposed $25,478,437 operation budget for scal year 2013/14. Final Hearing Marks End of Budget TalksCommissioners approve millage rate and $25-million-plus operating budget

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 With the approach of the rst open enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Floridians have many questions about their responsibilities under the law and how new options will affect their families and businesses. Florida Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services want to make sure residents have access to information and resources regarding the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Financial Services' Division of Consumer Services has already received hundreds of calls from consumers looking for assistance with understanding the new law and recently added dedicated specialists to their toll-free consumer helpline to help provide assistance. In addition, the division launched a new Health Insurance Reform & You website that offers free webinars for individuals and small businesses, Q&A's, resources and other materials. Consumer Helpline specialists can answer questions about the Affordable Care Act regarding eligibility requirements, the enrollment process and periods, available health plans and quali cation requirements for the premium assistance tax credit. The toll free helpline number is 1-877-MY-FL-CFO or 1-877-693-5236 and is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with assistance in English, Spanish and Creole. The new Health Insurance Reform & You website is available in English and Spanish and includes a registration page where consumers can sign up for webinars. The Division of Consumer Services provides information on 26 categories of insurance. Insurance consumer specialists will take the lead in working with a consumer's insurance company to resolve their insurance issues, review coverage options and ensure the claim is processed in a timely and appropriate manner. If the insurance issue is not resolved to the consumer's satisfaction, the specialist can set up mediation. Online resources include consumer guides with comprehensive overviews on speci c lines of insurance. An On Demand library of educational videos and presentations on nancial and insurance topics is also available. Individuals can call the toll-free helpline at 1-877-MYFL-CFO (693-5236) to obtain assistance or visit the division's website at www.my oridacfo. com/Division/Consumers to access these resources and a wealth of information regarding nancial and insurance issues. Affordable Care Act Resources and AssistanceCFO Jeff Atwater and Department of Financial Services offer Affordable Care Act resources and assistance BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonCaspian Terns are the largest terns in the world. These birds are found on all continents except Antarctica. The largest breeding colony in North America is off the coast of Oregon. They regularly breed along the coastal areas across the United States and inland in the western United States, central Canada and the Great Lakes; however, they are considered a rare breeding bird in Florida. These birds nest in close association with Laughing Gulls and can be overlooked in large colonies of other terns, Laughing Gulls or Black Skimmers. During migration they winter along coastlines, large rivers and lakes. This large gull-like tern weighs about 1.4 pounds and measures about 21 inches in length with a wingspan of 50 inches. In ight their body is similar to a mid-sized gull. A similar species, the Royal Tern, has a more slender body and black shaggy crest. Adult Caspian Terns have a black cap, white body and large thick, brilliant red bill with a black tip. Juveniles have a blackish crown. The oldest know wild Caspian Tern lived to be 26 years old. Their call is a raspy heronlike "kowk." The juvenile's begging call is a high pitched whistling "sweeeea" that is heard frequently during migration and in the winter. Caspian Terns favor protected areas in fresh or saltwater habitats near island, beaches or other sparsely vegetated areas with open ground. They scout for sh while ying about 10 yards above the water. Upon spotting a sh, the tern will plunge in the water, usually submerging completely in order to capture their prey. These terns live almost entirely on sh, but will steal food from other birds and occasionally eat the eggs and young of other birds. When they are three to ve years of age, Caspian Terns begin to nest and breed in scattered colonies. They perform courtship feeding on the ground and aggressively defend their breeding territories. Their nest is a shallow scrape in bare sand or gravel lined with shells or vegetation where the female lays one to three pale buff eggs marked with dark blotches. The nesting pair incubates the eggs and cares for the young. The eggs hatch in 20 to 22 days with the downy chicks soon being able to walk with their eyes open. If undisturbed, the young will remain near or in the nest until they are capable of ight when they are 30 to 40 days old; however, the parents will feed them until ve to seven months after edging. Young Caspian Terns appear to have a dif cult time learning to catch sh ef ciently. Many of the young terns do not return to the nesting grounds for several years, preferring to remain on their wintering areas. To discover the best places for birding in inland Florida or around the world, visit the new link to Hotspot Explorer at: http:// ebird.org/ebird/hotspots. Caspian Terns are reported year round in inland Florida. For information about participating in the free trips to STA-5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) on Oct. 18, Nov. 16 or Nov. 30, please visit: www. hendrygladesaudubon.org or call Margaret England at 863674-0695. Reservations are required for these trips. Mark your calendar for an incredible photographic journey that will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14. Everyone is invited to attend this free program hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon at the Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Avenue Clewiston, Florida (across the street from The Clewiston Inn). Internationally recognized photographer, Don Hamilton, will lead the adventure during an entertaining and informative program featuring his photos of animals, plants and landscapes. Don Hamilton Jr., of Boca Raton, is a passionate wildlife and nature photographer. Don has been practicing Nuclear Medicine Cardiology Imaging for over 30 years in South Florida. He is also a frequent contributor to The Clewiston News and the South Florida Water Management District's publications. A passion to share nature's many delights and to promote conservation is the driving force that propels Don in his pursuit of excellence in photography. He excels in one-on-one instruction and in leading photo tours throughout the Everglades, as well as central and Latin America. His galleries can be found at: http://500px.com/ DonHamiltonJr http://www. ickr.com/photos/78230469@ N02/ For information, contact Butch Wilson at 863983-2870 or Margaret England at 863674-0695 or sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Caspian Tern, Inland Birding Fun Don Hamilton: Wildlife and Nature Photographer PHOTO/ DON HAMILTONPictured above is Don Hamilton. PHOTO/ DON HAMILTONPictured above is a Toucan with a seed. PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured above is the Caspian Tern.

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aging dike began to fail. Across the country, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is de ning areas of high risk in regard to ooding. According to FEMA, a high-risk area is de ned as "any land that would be inundated by a ood having a onepercent chance of occurring in a given year." FEMA will no longer certify that the Herbert Hoover Dike could stop a "one-percent ood," and the Corps cannot do so either. "The Corps' role is to certify the dike for accreditation. We don't have engineers that will certify that the dike will not fail with a 21-foot lake level for a one-percent event," said Campbell. As the dike continues to deteriorate, FEMA recently completed new, preliminary ood maps for Hendry and other counties surrounding the lake. Though neither the Corps nor FEMA would directly say whether or not the potential failure of the dike was in correlation with the updated maps, there's no doubt that the possibility of a breach in the dike, and the surge of lake water that would result, would ood Clewiston and other such towns. This prospect makes it especially signi cant for residents of Hendry County to understand the new ood maps, which require residents in high-risk areas to purchase ood insurance if they have a federally backed mortgage. FEMA invited residents of Hendry County to an Open House in Clewiston on Sept. 17 to help them understand how the new maps will affect their individual properties. Insurance agents, engineering rms, county representatives and the Corps were present at the event to answer questions. Susan Wilson, chief of FEMA's Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch, explained that FEMA held the Open House so residents could make "informed decisions" about ood insurance before the preliminary maps go into effect next year. The new maps offer certain changes and it is important for residents to be aware of the proposed changes, Wilson said. Residents whose homes are in a low-risk area based on the current maps could be in a highrisk area according to the new maps, or vice versa. The base ood elevation -the elevation at which a ood is expected to rise -will also be updated on the new maps and varies from location to location. "Everyone's situation is different," said Wilson, adding that years ago, FEMA used to hold a large public meeting to answer questions about ood insurance, but residents wanted to know "their situation." For good reason, FEMA now uses the individualized approach of an open house. The Open House served as a rst step in understanding the new ood maps set to roll out "in about a year," according to Wilson. Residents can appeal the conclusion of the preliminary maps if they feel, for example, that their residence should not be in a high-risk area and have better data to support their conclusion. The appeals process will last for 90 days. By 6 p.m. on Sept. 17, 76 Hendry County residents had attended the Open House, a better turnout than expected, according to Hendry County's Grants and Special Projects Director Janet Papinaw. Papinaw held onto surveys lled out by residents who attended the event. Comments from residents included such things as "the preliminary maps show my house is no longer in a ood risk area," a positive change that many residents may experience. Some residents, however, are not so lucky. Though it varies from property to property, purchasing ood insurance could be costly for some already cash-strapped citizens of Florida's highest-unemployed county. The need for ood insurance, however, could be great. Speaking with Campbell after the Open House, he explained that a breach in the dike could be "severe," depending on the circumstances surrounding the breach. "[A breach in the dike] depends a lot on the circumstances under which it fails and on the lake level. If the lake level is closer to 18 or 19 feet, the impact would be severe," said Campbell. "There could be severe impacts to homes in Clewiston and we have to address that in addition to other long-term xes." Campbell went on to explain the "three phases" of the Corps' repairs to the dike, including what they've done, what they're doing and what they will do. The biggest thing the Corps has completed thus far is the 21.5-mile concrete barrier between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade -the "highest-risk area," according to a 2000 study carried out by the Corps. Construction of the cutoff wall began in 2007 and addressed issues of erosion and seepage; it took ve years and cost $220 million to complete, according to Campbell. The Corps also had a hand in the adjusted 2008 water management plan, which sets mandates to regulate the water levels of Lake Okeechobee. The new schedule keeps the water level one foot lower than the previous schedule. It also instructs the Corps to inspect the dike every week when the lake level reaches 15.5 feet; when the lake level goes above 16 feet, those inspections are completed daily. The Corps has been inspecting the dike weekly for the past nine weeks due to the summer's high lake levels. Presently, the Corps is working on the 32 water control structures found around the lake, either removing them or replacing them. The work is "ongoing," Campbell said, but these structures are important for farmers whose elds are located near the dike, as they can access the water collected by the structures. Finally, Campbell explained the work the Corps will be doing in the future to assess and x problems with the dike. While the Corps works on the control structures, they will be undertaking a study to determine the best ways to repair the rest of the dike, whether it be installing a cutoff wall like the one near Belle Glade, or some other engineering feat. Campbell estimated the study would be complete by 2015, but the rehabilitation projects would continue well beyond 2020. Residents of Lake Okeechobee's surrounding towns have good reason to hope for a speedy repair of the dike, since a breach would mean severe damage to their homes and their towns. However, even with the lake levels reaching record highs during the peak of hurricane season this year, Campbell said inspections of the dike never found an issue severe enough to put the city of Clewiston, or any other town, on a "watch" or "evacuation" condition. Under watch conditions, a potential failure is developing. Under evacuation conditions, failure is imminent or occurring. "We haven't been in either conditions this summer as result of the high water, and that's a good thing. Our inspections haven't turned up anything serious enough for either classi cation," said Campbell. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 Perry resigns In a surprise announcement at the end of the meeting, District 4 Commissioner Al Perry resigned, effective at the end of the scal year on Sept. 30. He cited con ict of interest between his seat on the county commission and his position as City Manager for the city of Clewiston as the reason for his resignation. Commissioner Perry has served on the board for three years, with one year remaining in his term. Commissioner Perry made the announcement reluctantly. He said he didn't realize the dire nancial condition the county was in when he came on the board and characterized the budget process over the past several years as "brutal." The county's budget process has been a "tough balance," but added that it was much simpler this year. After the past three years, "I have a new level of respect for my fellow commissioners," he said. Commissioner Perry said there has been a positive change on the board and he is proud of the new administration, of its morale and focus. Although members often disagreed with each other, they never lost respect for each other, he explained. It's a good board, he said, that cares about the people. He said in spite of the dif culties, he has enjoyed his service and would have run for re-election. He believes his experience on the county commission will help him in his role as city manager because "I've been on the other side." The Governor must appoint an interim commissioner to complete the rest of Mr. Perry's term. It is unclear when he may make that appointment. PerryContinued From Page 1 DikeContinued From Page 1

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them, Tyrone Washington managed to recover that loss of yards, and then some, with the Tigers now a yard away from the end zone, but with no time to take the lead in the rst quarter. The Tigers started off strong in the second quarter, with West making a touchdown, and their extra point attempt succeeding. Defensewise, they kept the Lions at bay and forced them to a fourth down. The Lions decided to punt and after the Tigers' recovery, things went downhill again. After a 15-yard penalty and several plays that went nowhere, they were at fourth and 10 on the 12-yard line, with 7:50 left in the quarter. Gaines punted and the Lions ended up on the 44-yard line. The Tigers' defense delivered after that punt, with the Lions being forced to endure several tackles by players, such as Maurice Murphy and Keylando Scott, before ending on fourth and 23. The Tigers now had the ball and after West rushed for 45 yards, they slipped up again. Unable to get a rst down, Ryan Tootle stole the ball away from the Tigers. The Lions faced much opposition from the Tigers' defense and by the end of the half, were on fourth and 14. The second half brought with it some improvements for the Tigers. They played hard against the Lions' offense and after a failed eld goal attempt by the Lions, wasted no time getting another touchdown and extra point. Things were looking up for the Tigers, but things were also looking up for the Lions, who were beginning to show improvement in their game. The Lions' Nate Cannon managed to slip by the Tigers' defense to score a touchdown with two minutes left in the quarter. They also got the extra point and were beginning to catch up.The Lions forced a turnover with seconds left in the third quarter and took advantage of their position as the fourth quarter began. James Holland carried for 55 yards, scoring a touchdown, and regained the lead over the Tigers. The Tigers' offense couldn't catch up, choosing to punt once they got to a fourth down. After more turnovers and muddled plays, both teams seemed stuck where they were points-wise. The game ended on a sour note for the Tigers, with a score of 17-14. Heath Nivens, head coach for the Lions, was "proud of [his] defense," despite what he considered "some ugly things offensively that could de nitely get better." He also stated how he was pleased that his team "never gave up ... As long as there was time on the clock, they could keep going." Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the Tigers, and their loss, Coach Summers maintained that "it's not the end of the world." Regarding the rest of the season, the team's eyes are still on earning the district title. Summers went on to state that "we've still got faith in our kids, and in our plans." He spoke in praise of the runners this game, especially Washington and West. The Tigers' next game is Friday, Sept. 27, at Cane Field Stadium against Dade Christian. The Tigers will begin to focus more on "the little things" again to improve their performance. Players and coaches alike are hoping they can perform better against Dade Christian than against King's Academy. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 SportsContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ NAJI TOBIASClewiston junior athlete Lenorris Gaines made several clutch catches in his team’s 17-14 home loss to King’s Academy on Sept. 20. PHOTO/ NAJI TOBIASClewiston’s linemen got into game mode just minutes before their kickoff against King’s Academy on Sept. 20.

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HUGE AUCTION: Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment, Misc. ToolsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Estate Sale Saturday Sept. 28th 8am till 3pm Moore Haven Yacht Club off rst street and follow signs. Furniture and misc. items,Paddle Boat. For more information Call 863-801-5199 ESTATE SALEMoore Haven Yacht Club(o 1st Street, follow signs!)Saturday, September 28th8am 3pmFor more information, please call Anne at 863.801.5199 Household Items, Manufactured 2 bedroom home with dock and hot tub Auctions Estate Sale Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Estate Sale Estate Sale Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salespersonintown Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 THE CLEWISTON POLICE DEPARTMENTThe Clewiston Police Department would like to warn and inform the citizens of Clewiston and Hendry County about a massive scam now targeting this area. Several citizens have been targeted by abusive debt collectors identifying themselves as law enforcement with the State Bureau of Investigations, Financial Crimes Unit. These individuals have used the alias names of “Trey Rogers,” “Michael Black” and “Ricky Johnson.” The perpetrators are calling from the number 904-586-9861. The perpetrators target citizens, advising them they are of cers with the State Bureau of Investigations, and inform the citizen they are prepared to initiate legal criminal action and have the citizen arrested if they fail to pay their nancial obligation. The perpetrators advise the citizen to take immediate action and go to the nearest Western Union or to put funds in a money-pak voucher from Walmart to resolve their debt. The scam callers are persistent and will call 15 to 20 times a day. They are calling home numbers, cell phones and ofce numbers. The callers will make threatening statements such as, “You have 30 minutes to take care of your nancial obligation or you will be arrested.” The callers have pertinent information about the citizen’s personal identity through the use of the Internet. The calls are generated from a call center in a small town in India, but use technology to make it appear the calls originate from local numbers. One citizen stated the scam caller used the Hendry County Sheriff’s Ofce number to call her. Red Flags: -Law enforcement of cers do not collect debts for private companies -Debt collection is civil, not criminal -Legitimate loan companies do not operate in this manner -Caller unable to provide information like loan numbers or their supervisor’s name -Caller will use derogatory comments and threatening language Please be diligent and ask questions before falling prey to a scam. If you receive a call of this nature or fell victim to this scam, please contact the Clewiston Police Department or the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce. Scam Targets Hendry County ResidentsPhantom debt collectors from India demand money The 2012/13 Top Readers were honored at the 2013 Accelerated Reading Kickoff Rally. Students were challenged to try to beat their scores this year. Mrs. Rosa Perez, principal, announced the rst quarter challenge: a Fall Football Frenzy Relay. If students meet their reading goals, she and Mrs. Holly Bach, assistant principal, will dress as football players and compete against Mr. Paul Samerdyke, guidance counselor, and Mr. Steven Burlison, fth grade teacher, dressed as cheerleaders, in a football-themed relay. The students honored included the following: Kyla Jones, Patricia Pereyra, Aubrey Loque, Kianna Smith, Yoalibeth OlivaGarcia, Cristian Rivera, Jose na Hurtado, Keyton Jones, Branden Barnes and Osvaldo Aguilar. AR Kickoff Rally “The scam callers are persistent and will call 15 to 20 times a day.” — Clewiston Police Department SUBMITTED PHOTOCommunity Helpers Day at EastsideThe rst grade teachers, students and Principal Duckstein of Clewiston’s Eastside Elementary School would like to extend a hearty and heartfelt “Thank You” to the following: Clewiston Street Department, Clewiston Electric, Dr. Jones, Clewiston Police, Fire and EMT Departments, and Hendry County Schools Transportation for coming out to our school and showing us how you take care of our community and protect us.

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REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500or apply online www.walpoleinc.comYARD JOCKEY/DRIVER NEEDEDWalpole has an immediate opening Requirements: • Pre-load trailers per shipping EOE/DFWP Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationHousing Department Seeking experienced Carpenter/Maintenance professionals with experience working with all trades. Full-Time position available. Send resumes to: MichaelJean@semtribe.com or fax 954-967-3477. Multi-Craft Journeyman Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels, etc. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Must be able to pass a 6G welding test. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.comApply online: www.ussugar.com BURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854Hiring a full time CDL driver for over the road hauling. Please send resume to: melina@uniprop.com or mail to 1080 Commerce Dr #3 LaBelle, Fl 33935 Local insurance agency looking for a career minded individual to market insurance products. We offer a renewal base plus commission. We are looking for a candidate with integrity and entrepreneurial spirit, driven by achievement and nancial rewards. Please send resumes to HR_Agents@ffbic.com and reference Job # 0032A. NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 1 Bedroom Apt. $500 mo. 561-985-7570 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. MOORE HAVEN (10th St.) 2br./1ba., Central Air/heat, Ceramic tile, W/D hookup, $550 mo. 1st./Sec. 863-983-9480 or 863-677-0796. TOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. FELDA FARM LAND FOR LEASE 60 acres & 90 acres w/reservoir. 3 phase power & wells. $270 per acre. (239)503-4037 CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W&D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $575 mo., & $400 security. (954)648-9926. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (Posted September 26, 2013) Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of SELLEW BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL will hold a meeting Monday, September 30, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PEPPI HEAD START CENTER, 301 Southwest 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 453080 BGS 9/26/2013 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 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 REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013, 8:00AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 453260 CN 9/26/2013 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, VS. 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 REGISTRATION 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. 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 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 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 on October 16, 2013. www.hendry.realforeclose.com DATED THIS 16th day of September, 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 PUBLIC NOTICETHE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 AT 8:00 AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 453255 CN 9/26/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Job Information Business Opportunities Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Land Rent Mobile Home Rent Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Wht Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 NOTICETHE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 2013, 8:00AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT 453261 CN 9/26/2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013

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LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on October 7, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 1999 Dodge, VIN: 1B7HF16Y5XS133162 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 453098 CN 9/26/2013 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF VEHICLE TO: REGISTERED OWNER: Carlos Manuel Duran Castillo 10275 S.W. 37 St. Miami, Florida 33165 DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1998 Volvo TR VIN 4VA7BAPF9WN755931 Location of Vehicle: 307 E. Aztec Ave., Clewiston, FL Each of you is hereby noti ed that the above named lienor claims a lien on the above described vehicle for labor and services performed and completed as of 09/26/2013 in the amount of $0 and storage charges accrued to date in the amount of $5,160.00 for a total claim of $5,1600.00. Payment to the lienor prior to the proposed date of sale of the vehicle of the cash sum of $5,160.00 plus storage charges accruing at the rate of $30.00/ item per day from the date hereof, will be suf cient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the lienor. The lien claimed by the above named lienor is subject to enforcement pursuant to F.S. 713.585, and unless said vehicle is redeemed from said lien by payment as allowed by law, the above designated lienor proposes to sell the vehicle as follows: At public sale to be held at 307 E. Aztec Ave. Clewiston, Florida, 33440 commencing at 10:00 am on the 15th day of October, 2013. Y ou are further noti ed that the owner of the vehicle or any person claiming an interest in or lien thereon has a right to a hearing at any time prior to the proposed date of sale by ling a demand for hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county in which the vehicle is held, and mailing copies of the demand for hearing to all other owners and lienors as re ected on the notice; that the owner of the vehicle has a right to recover possession of the vehicle without instituting judicial proceedings:by posting bond in accordance with the provisions of F.S. 559.917 of the Motor Vehicle Repair Act; any proceeds from sale of the vehicle remaining after payment of the amount claimed to be due and owing to the lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for disposition upon court order pursuant to F.S. 713.858(6). Dated this 17th day of September, 2013 452904 CN 9/26/2013 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000223CA BANKUNITED, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANKUNITED, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT JOYNER; DIANA JOYNER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; NORMAN ERNST; BARBARA ERNST; UNKNOWN TENANT # I IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09000223CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. BANKUNITED, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANKUNITED, FSB, is Plaintiff and ROBERT JOYNER; DIANA JOYNER; NORMAN ERNST; BARBARA ERNST; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA 33471, at 11:00 A.M., on the 10th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 42S, RANGE 28E, GLADES COUNTY, FL TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTH 30.00 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 4 AND THE NORTH 30.00 FEET OF THE EAST 40.00 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 4. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of September, 2013. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of said Court BY: Tina Espinosa As Deputy ClerkThis notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to 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. 453338 GCD 9/26;10/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 22-2012-CA-000196 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. JESUS A. LOPEZ; ELENA 0. LOPEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 9-10-2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2012-CA-000196, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and JESUS A. LOPEZ; ELENA 0. LOPEZ; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE AT 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA 33471, at 11:00 A.M., on the 10th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22, COUNTRY MEADOWS ACCORDING TO THE FLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 AND 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT PERMANENTLY AFFIXED 1999 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN # GBHMM32386A AND GBHMM32386B. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of Sept. 2013. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ Tina Espinosa As Deputy ClerkThis notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to 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.Kahane Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com 453336 GCD 9/26;10/3/2013 *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2013, for the following Proposals: Website: http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/ E1N17-R0 Tree Trimming, Removal, and Clearing and Grubbing in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Amount: $116,820.00 E1N18-R0 Reworking Shoulder, Embankment, Performance Sod in Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. Budget Amount: $250,000.00. E1N19-R0 Performance Turf in Polk County. Budget Amount: $125,000.00 E1N20-R0 Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Budget Amount: $166,000.00 452897 CN 9/26;10/3/2013 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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BY NAJI TOBIAS Special to e Clewiston NewsFrederick and Autherine Small are considered as pillars in the Harlem community. The long-time married couple, with three children of their own (Frederick Jr., Angela and Shanika), has taken in more than 75 children since 1999, the year they decided to become foster parents. On Sept. 14, the Small Family was honored by People Who Care, Inc. for their efforts at a Sharathon experience in Orlando. “Frederick Small and his wife have been instrumental in the lives of many people over the years,” said Dr. Genevia Boyd, founder and president of People Who Care, Inc. “They have gone the extra mile in their endeavors to foster over 75 children and we’re very proud of what they’ve done to restore our families in the community. They are a strong example of family values.” The Small Family took in the Sharathon, which was highlighted by a series of workshops and services that gave individuals an opportunity to receive deliverance from their past struggles and a chance to restore their lives in a spiritual setting. Guest speakers were Dr. Boyd, Mother Christine Moore, Dr. Ronald Godbee and couple Daron and Sierra James. “It was a great experience that we will never forget,” said Shanika Small, the youngest of the Small Family’s rst three children. “We’re thankful to be honored by such a wonderful organization. We felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon the people and were moved by the workshops and the guest speakers. They really made us think about our life decisions.” For Autherine, the choice to raise foster children wasn’t a hard one to make, considering the fact that Shanika graduated from high school in 1999. “The reason why I started doing it was because all my kids had grown up,” Autherine said. “Everybody was leaving and I was going to be home myself. So I was able to convince my husband to let us take some classes to help some other families out. I wanted some company with me.” The concept of raising foster children over the years has been “fun” for both Autherine and Frederick. “You take in the kids and help them until their parents get straight,” Autherine said. “You really enjoy it, but then sometimes you get attached to the kids. You’re told to not bond, but how can you keep somebody’s children and not bond? I fell in love with them.” The Small family has taken in children from a variety of racial backgrounds, including black, white, Hispanic and Native American. “At rst, we only wanted to open our home up to our own kind, but we learned to be accepting of all cultures,” Autherine said. “It’s been a blessing for us to open our hearts in that way.” Of the 75 children the Small family took in, one girl has been adopted. Her name is Jer’Reka Small and she’s currently six years old. “I love Jer’Reka a whole lot,” Shanika said of her little sister, who is currently in the rst grade at Eastside Elementary School in Clewiston.. “She’s lovable and always smiling. She loves going to the park and playing tee-ball. She’s a joy to be around.” The Small Family also sees the fostering experience as a ministry. “Everybody that we get has to go to church with us,” said Autherine, who is a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade. “It’s a way of life for our family and we feel it’s very important to have God as the center of our lives.” Frederick, an ordained reverend at Mt. Olive, says the concept of engaging in church service helps the family enjoy the experience in a spiritual way. “Sunday is a church day in our house,” Frederick said. “We want the kids to know that it’s God who has made all things possible for them.” Married for 35 years, the Smalls have reached a signi cant milestone after being recognized by Dr. Boyd’s organization, which has been in existence since 1981. One could say it’s a full circle moment, considering the fact that they’ve been friends with Dr. Boyd since their Lake Harbor days as teenagers in the 1970s. All three of them are Glades Central High School graduates, with Frederick receiving his high school diploma from the Belle Glade school in 1971, Dr. Boyd earning hers in 1973 and Autherine getting hers in 1976. “Dr. Boyd has always been a friend of our family,” Frederick said. “She has done a lot spiritually for both Harlem and Clewiston. She is a woman of God who is respected by everyone. She has ministered to the young and elderly and is very approachable. She has helped us all in some way or another. We can’t thank her enough for the impact she’s made on our lives.” For more information on People Who Care, visit www. pwcclewiston.org. High School VolleyballClewiston defeated Moore haven on Sept. 18: 25-19, 10-25, 25-21 and 25-17. Kianna Hardy had 15 service points, three aces, 11 kills and two blocks. Alexandra Menendez had 17 service points, four aces and 13 assists. Alee Perry had 13 service points, two aces and eight kills. Isis Porta had 15 service points, two aces, eight assists and two kills. Kacie Durance had 17 service points, three aces and six kills. Clewiston defeated Pahokee on Sept. 19: 25-7, 25-5 and 25-5. Alexadra Menendez had 25 service points and seven aces. Kianna Hardy had 13 service points and eight kills. Kelsey Allison had 15 service points and eight aces. Clewiston’s record is now 4-5. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 SCHOOL BRIEFS Small Family Recognized by People Who Care PHOTO/ NAJI TOBIASPictured above is the Small Family.

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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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 26, 2013 BY PATTY BRANT Independent News MediaLocal agriculture representatives are raising some concerns about the recent decision by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to “repurpose” the IFAS Research Center in Immokalee as a demonstration center. Located on 320 acres on S.R. 29 outside of Immokalee, the IFAS Center in Immokalee opened in 1986 to provide research for agriculturalists in a ve-county area, including Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. A demonstration center uses applied research and works with the ag community. The Immokalee site will still do “active, relevant work,” Ruth Borger, assistant vice president for IFAS Communications, said. An advisory committee will be named to formulate the center’s new focus. Made up of local ag interests, the board will offer an opportunity for local leaders to carve out a de nitive role for the center. Faculty will be transferred to other research and education centers. Staff at the Immokalee facility will be allotted time to complete current projects, ending operation as a Research and Education Center on Sept. 1, 2014. This will also allow staff and faculty time to nd other employment and relocate if necessary. County Agent Gene McAvoy noted that, over the years, the extension of ce and growers have conducted many activities there. He pointed out that an advisory committee will be appointed to meet with administration and mold the center’s new role, but he did say he felt the extension service may need to take on some managerial responsibility for demonstration trials. He said he is familiar with several of the IFAS extension and demonstration centers and has some concerns about future funding. McAvoy said the IFAS Center in Immokalee has always been important to the area’s $2 billion agriculture industry. Citrus is huge. Vegetables are huge. Livestock is huge,” he commented, adding that “research is essential to keeping our competitive edge.” He voiced concerns over the change to the program, noting that research is the only thing that sets American agriculture apart anymore. “We don’t have cheap labor anymore. We don’t have cheap land anymore. Research is all we have left to keep that edge,” said McAvoy. The model has always been that IFAS research comes up with the information on local ag issues, which it then passed on by way of the extension to the growers. McAvoy is keeping an open mind, but said it’s hard to see how another model could be as effective. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association President Wayne Simmons has similar concerns. The announcement came as a surprise to area growers, catching them off guard. “I thought we would have been involved more” in such a decision, Simmons said. He noted that, recently, the center’s research staff has dwindled to six of its original 12 or so. Still, he recognizes that “we all must be ef cient.” He said the outcome remains “up in the air,” but agricultural folks are open to seeing what happens. Simmons pointed out that the IFAS center has always provided important local research geared to local southwest Florida growing conditions. “I hope we don’t lose the interaction with research,” he said. He also said they’ve been assured the relationship between research and growers will continue. He hopes representatives of all major local commodities from the area will be included in planning the future of the center. The change may save some costs, but is mainly an effort to consolidate duplicated programs, according to Borger. She said it’s an attempt to become more effective with money, personnel and equipment. The IFAS Center in Immokalee has approximately 70 employees on site: seven are faculty members, the rest are graduate students and staff. It’s focus has been on citrus, vegetable, horticulture, entomology, soil and water science and plant pathology research, as well as extension programs. Duplication of services with Lake Alfred, Gulf Coast and Indian River Research and Education Centers is cited as the reason for the change. The UF/IFAS aim is to evaluate programming to “best serve southwest Florida interests.” The ultimate role the Immokalee center will play has yet to be determined. Borger explained that details still need to be worked out. Borger called the move a reclassifying of the site as a demonstration center. A research and education center has faculty in residence, as well as county agents. In the end, she said, the change will probably not even be noticed by the public. “We understand the huge impact on the community.” Borger said. “The goal is to minimize that impact.” The institute hopes to enhance its service to the agriculture community. “We exist to help agriculture growers,” Borger commented and promised, “we will not abandon that.” The advisory committee is to be co-chaired by the UF/ IFAS District Extension Director Charles Vavina and Director of Operations UF/IFAS Hastings Partnership Scott Taylor. Agricultural and community stakeholders will be appointed to create a new vision for the site. This advisory committee is to be chosen this fall, with its recommendations due in the early spring of 2014. John Arthington, director of the Range Cattle and Research Center in Ona, will preside over the center during the transition. In a letter from UF/IFAS, of cials stated, “At a demonstration site, we utilize multiple means to engage clientele in ways that help them learn about the latest varieties, methods, strategies and technologies that positively affect pro tability and sustainability. It is clear from our existing demonstration sites -Hastings and Live Oak -that what makes this process effective is the collaborative spirit and approach that is adopted. ... As the future plans for the operation are developed, we will have a better idea of the complete personnel requirements.” IFAS Center to be ‘Re-purposed’

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