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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News“It’s a misunderstanding that goes way back,” began Clewiston City Commissioner Rick Miller at the regular city commission meeting on Dec. 16, trying to quell the tempers that were rising inside the commission chambers. What began at the 4 p.m. Eastern Hendry County Recreation Board meeting was brought in as a special agenda item in the next hour’s city commission meeting: East Hendry County Rec was oundering because of an overlooked legal issue. During the East County Rec meeting, County Attorney Mark Lapp revealed a problem that could unhinge the entire project in the eleventh hour -the city cannot impose the special assessment they hoped to use to pay for the recreation agreement. With a budget of almost $900,000, the cost of the city of Clewiston’s recreation, combined with the cost of running East County Rec programs, was to be paid for using a Municipal Service Bene t Unit (MSBU). This non ad BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston News“It’s a wonderful honor. He certainly loved children and Clewiston. He would be very proud,” said Betsy Boy Terrill, of her father, former U.S. Sugar President and CEO, John B. Boy. On Dec. 17, Mrs. Terrill, along with several members of the Boy Family, joined current U.S. Sugar President Robert H. Buker Jr., U.S. Sugar board members and members of the county and city commissions to celebrate a BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsClewiston City Commissioners began their Dec. 16 meeting by awarding the city’s mowing contract to the lowest bidder, LandWorx in a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez voted “nay” against the award, saying he was “uncomfortable with the bid amount.” It was also noted that the owner of LandWorks is related to Public Works Director Sean Schef er, who recommended the commission vote in favor of the lowest bidder. Commissioners also voted to award a drainage project on Haiti Avenue to the single-bidder Ridgdill & Son, and awarded the city’s mosquito control contract to Clarke Environmental, the lowest bidder. In an effort to foster healthier lifestyles in the community, commissioners voted in favor of a proclamation to name 2014 “Healthier Me Year.” Spearheaded by Mary Prouty, of the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties, “Healthier Me” is a community-wide challenge to get in shape in 2014. Nearly 73 percent of Hendry County residents are overweight, making this initiative a “truly important thing,” said Prouty. Residents can participate in the “Healthier Me” campaign by signing DRIVE A NEW 2014 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $249 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3739 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “ rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #14T65. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savin g s. Ima g e is for illustration p ur p oses onl y Offer ends 12/31/13 T, D V. N T W P W A P D P R B A L S S I SEE GOLF  18 SEE GIFT  18 SEE REC  18 Winter Wonderland Performance PHOTO/ ASHLEY SMITHStudents of the Clewiston Performing Arts Center’s Ballet II class take center stage at Winter Wonderland on Dec. 14. Winter Wonderland is an annual event that brings snow to the green grasses of Sugar Festival Park. Is East Rec Dead in the Water?Commissioners learn East Rec special assessment is illegal Rec Programs Receive Boost From U.S. SugarCompany extends $200,000 gift to Youth and Senior Centers on behalf of late President Last Meeting of the Year Concludes with a QuestionEast Rec in limbo; golf course’s attempt to raise rates during season causes push back

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Keeping our community healthyTwenty “ve years ago, the Health Care District was established by the voters of Palm Beach County. Since then, working with public and private partners in the community, we have woven a strong health care safety net that bene“ts Palm Beach County residents of all ages and from all walks of life on the ground, in the air and around the clock.for the more than 3,000 residents and visitors a year who suer life-threatening traumatic injuries. who care for more than 174,000 students in 167 public schools throughout Palm Beach County.at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, our Federally Quali“ed Health Centers in Belle Glade, West Palm Beach, Lantana and Delray Beach. for eligible residents who cannot aord private health insurance and who dont qualify for other government health care programs.at Lakeside Medical Center, the only acutecare hospital serving the residents in the lakeshore communities of western Palm Beach County. at the Edward J. Healey Center for residents who need 24-hour care as a result of debilitating illness or traumatic injury. For more information on our programs, and a timeline of our progress, visit us online at Happy HolidaysFrom all of us here at Lakeside Medical Center! Where our goal is to exceed your expectations every day. (and night)561-996-6571 www.lakesidemedical.orgThe team at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic in Belle GladeWishes you a Healthy Holiday! Need medical care for your child? Were now open “ve days a week to care for children 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday 38754 State Road 80 For more information, call 561-996-6156 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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Baseball and Softball Registration for Clewiston Recreation baseball and softball began on Oct. 14 and continues until Jan. 10. Late registrations will begin Jan. 11 and end Jan. 24 (a late fee will be added). There is an option to register now and pay later, as Clewiston Recreation is now offering a payment plan. All registrations must be completed on or before Jan. 24. No registrations will be accepted after Jan. 2. Register online at www. clewistonrecreation.com or stop by the Youth Center. For any questions, please contact the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.Miss Hendry County PageantsThe deadline for the Miss Hendry County Pageants sign-ups is Dec. 19. For any questions, please call Niki at 863-599-9060 after 5 p.m. The age limit for the Little Miss Pageant is 11 to 12 by Dec. 31; for the Jr. Miss Pageant, the age limit is 13 to 15 by Dec. 31.; and for the Miss Hendry Pageant, the age limit is 16 to 18, provided that she has not reached her 19th birthday by Dec. 31. Junior Golf ProgramKids aged seven to 17 can practice their short game and play golf baseball at the Clewiston Golf Course’s Junior Golf Clinic, taking place on Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign-ups will take place before the clinic at the Putting Green. Golf clubs will be available upon request. Please contact PGA Professional Robbie Rush for more information at 863-9831448 or 561-358-5189. Participants must wear a clean shirt, tucked into pants or shorts; golf shoes or athletic shoes; and hats worn forward.Christmas Holiday ScrambleThe Clewiston Golf Course is holding a nine-hole Christmas Holiday Scramble on Dec. 20 beginning at 3 p.m. (shotgun start). Fourperson teams will compete in the scramble, which is open to the rst 36 players who sign up. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Dec. 20 at 12 p.m. Sign up in the Golf Pro Shop or call 863983-1448. The teams will be chosen by the golf course staff.Udder Insanity BingoThe Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for an udderly insane night of bingo. Purchase the $10-per-square ticket today for Cow Patty Bingo sponsored by the Clewiston Elks Lodge and a chance to win $500. Cow Patty Bingo will be held at Five Acre Field, located on S. Francisco Street in Clewiston, on Jan. 11. There will also be a BBQ chicken lunch with xings. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or $12 on the day of the event. This will be a fun event for the whole family. Bring chairs, coolers and enjoy a game of cornhole, yard darts, horse shoes and more. For more information, contact the Chamber at 863983-7979.Senior Citizens Christmas DinnerSenior citizens in the Clewiston area: come one, come all to enjoy dinner, games, entertainment and gifts. The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner will be held on Dec. 21 at 12 p.m. at the Harlem Civic Center. Anyone in need of transportation, please contact Commissioner Janet Taylor at 863-228-0612.Blood Drives in ClewistonThere will be an opportunity to donate blood in Clewiston on Dec. 19. The blood drive will be held at the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Clewiston of ce from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Donors for this drive will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt. One unit of blood can save three lives. Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #M1YE. Photo ID required. Please call 1-888-9-DONATE. All donors will receive a free movie ticket, an $8 coupon for Lion Country Safari (good for each person in the car), and a free crazy bread coupon.It’s Quitting TimeIt’s time to break free from tobacco dependence. There will be a free quit smoking program on Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Hendry Regional Medical Center. Please call 863-983-1123 or 877-819-2357 to register for these programs.Golf Lesson Gift Certi catesThe Clewiston Golf Course is offering Christmas Golf Lesson Gift Certi cates at the Golf Pro Shop for golf loving friends and family. The certi cates range from $30 for half an hour to $50 for one hour, or 4.5 hours of golf lessons for $100. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Softball League WinnersThe winners of the New Harvest Church softball league gather under the lights for a group picture on Oct. 29. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonPainted Buntings have two distinct breeding populations. According to information on the Audubon website, the Eastern breeding population is found along the Atlantic Coast from North Carolina south to central Florida. Their migration usually occurs in April and May and then in September and October. Eastern Painted Buntings winter in southern Florida and possibly the Bahamas, Antilles, Central America and Cuba. This small, uncommon songbird is currently being reported returning to its wintering grounds in South Florida. The western population stretches from Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and into Northern Mexico. The Western population winters in southern Mexico and Central America. The male Painted Bunting has a blue head and nape and shiny green back. Its rump, throat, chest, anks, belly, undertail coverts and eyering are red. The wings and tail are dark gray. Adult females have a bright, olive-green crown, nape and back. The throat, chest and belly are yellowgreen. There might be some blue feathers showing on the head. The rst-year male and female is similar in color to the adult female. Their song is a sweet, high-pitched, thin warbling sound. Calls are a soft rising "chip." This secretive bird is often dif cult to see, as it will hide in dense foliage even when singing from a high perch. Male Painted Buntings will ght with each other while defending their territory. Painted Buntings will forage on the ground or in low brush searching for seeds, spiders, insects and caterpillars. In the winter, they are often seen at feeders in southern Florida. In the northeastern corner of Florida, they are common breeders who will raise two to three brood from May to mid-July. The female lays three or four gray-white egg spotted with brown in an open-cup nest woven from grass, leaves roots and animal hair. The eggs are incubated for 11 to 13 days with the young leaving the nest approximately two weeks after hatching. This species is in decline and is "near threatened," possibly because of changes in the landscape, cowbird parasitism and trapping for the pet trade. If you would like to participate in the Dec. 28 birding trip or the Jan. 4 Christmas Bird Count at STA-5, email Margaret England at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding Fun: Painted Bunting PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEPictured are the male and female Painted Bunting. On Dec. 16, Governor Rick Scott thanked Broward, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole and Washington school districts for approving teacher raises. In addition, the Palm Beach County School Board was scheduled to vote this week on their pay raise plan. The Governor worked with the Legislature to pledge $480 million during the 2013 legislative session to reward teachers and thank them for their nationally recognized efforts to raise student achievement. Governor Scott said, "A majority of Florida school districts have approved a well-deserved pay raise for our outstanding teachers. Working with the Legislature, we were proud to recognize the achievements of Florida students by awarding teachers for their work. We will continue to nd ways to support Florida's teachers, who are the backbone of our entire education system." Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said, "I applaud these school districts for making teachers their priority and honoring Governor Scott's commitment to give them a well-deserved pay raise. The Governor knows that teachers work hard every day to raise academic achievement and deserve to be rewarded for their dedication to help students succeed." An additional 14 counties will join school districts throughout the state that have already approved teacher raise plans. Those districts include: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Gulf, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Miami Dade, Okaloosa, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, and Wakulla. Districts Approve Pay Raises for Teachers52 Florida school districts have agreed on salary increases

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENTHigginbotham and Soud PA, CPAs is pleased to welcome Kyndel Murray and her family to the rm. Kyndel grew up in LaBelle and graduated from LaBelle High School in 2002. She and her husband, Adam, have two children, Lane and Kaelyn. She received her bachelors degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her masters in accounting from Stetson University and passed the CPA exam in 2009. She also has seven years prior experience in public accounting. Join us in welcoming Kyndel to our rm as we continue to service our clients tax and accounting needs Paid Advertisement 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) would like to inform the community of its Mammography Program and services that it has to offer. The Imaging Services Department, under the direction of Ed Chiarelli, recently underwent a MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) inspection by the state of Florida’s Bureau of Radiation Control. This inspection takes place every three years and is quite extensive. Inspectors look at all detailed aspects of the hospital’s mammography program as they sort through piles of paperwork and ask many relevant questions. Under the guidance of Maria Camejo, HRMC’s lead mammographer, and its team of professionals (Claudia Sandoval, Sharon Marino, Alison Bowers, Jackie Swindle and Sheridan Radiology), HRMC is pleased to announce that the inspection went very well with no violations, which is a wonderful accomplishment for the hospital. The MQSA inspector was very complimentary of Maria Camejo and the hospital’s mammography program, saying it took him only half the time to conduct his inspection because of easy access to necessary documents and records, due to great organization. He also commented that he wished all of his inspections went as smoothly as the one at HRMC. In addition, earlier this year, HRMC received its renewal of accreditation from the American College of Radiology upon their rst pass, with no other necessary actions needed. Hendry Regional Medical Center wants the community to rest assured that they have a very dedicated team of individuals running a topnotch mammography program here at their local hospital, close to home. This holiday season, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages Floridians to properly prepare meals and store food in order to prevent foodborne-illness or diseases caused by eating contaminated foods and drinks. “Preventing foodborne-illness is important to keep your family safe and healthy during the holidays and year round,” said Jamie DeMent, the department’s coordinator of the Food and Waterborne Disease Program. “Floridians should practice four simple steps to stay healthy while cooking this holiday season–clean, cook, chill, and separate.” An easy way to prevent foodborne-illness is to maintain a clean and tidy kitchen. Insist that any helping hands in the kitchen this holiday season are cleaned thoroughly and often. Wash any objects that are in contact with raw poultry – including hands, cutting boards and knives -in hot, soapy water. Also, be sure that all uncooked meat and poultry are prepared individually and separated from vegetables and cooked food. Keep all countertop and work areas clean with disinfectant spray. Those who have experienced a gastrointestinal illness during the past two weeks should refrain from preparing meals for others. Planning ahead to ensure there is enough time to fully prepare and cook a turkey is crucial. A frozen turkey needs 24 hours to thaw for every ve pounds of bird. Therefore, a 10-pound turkey will require two days of premium thawing time before serving. Thawing the turkey in the fridge reduces the risk of foodborne-illnesses from bacteria, which multiply rapidly at room temperature or in warm environments. Stuf ng the turkey prior to cooking it allows raw poultry juices to absorb into the stuf ng, causing improper cooking of the turkey to occur. Be sure to thoroughly cook the turkey at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. The turkey’s internal temperature should stay at 180 degrees Fahrenheit; any temperature below can result in bacterial growth. Experts say leftovers should be refrigerated within two hours of preparation. Leaving food out too long creates prime breeding ground for bacterial growth. When storing leftovers, separate raw meats, poultry, eggs and seafood into their own containers. Never leave food on the table and insist on heating up leftovers to their proper temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to throw away food that is cloudy or mushy, or food with an unusual odor. Also, dispose of any food that changes appearance, color and/or shape over a period of time. For more information on how to keep families safe from foodborne-illness this holiday season, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/, http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ and http://www.fda. gov/Food/default.htm. Anyone who experiences a foodborne-illness should report it to a local county health department or le an online complaint at http://www. oridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/foodand-waterborne-disease/online-food-complaintform.html New Mammography Program Offers Local Services Foodborne-Illness Spoiling Your Holiday Meals?PRACTICE FOUR SIMPLE STEPS TO STAY HEALTHY WHILE COOKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON–CLEAN, COOK, CHILL, AND SEPARATE.JAMIE DEMENT

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Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) need the public’s help. Sometime during the evening hours of Dec. 1 or early morning hours of Dec. 2 someone using the Davis Beach Boat Ramp (also called Research Road) on Tyndall Air Force Base unloaded and dumped at least 400 pounds of roe mullet, spotted seatrout, pompano, ounder, Spanish mackerel and blue sh at the ramp. The discarded sh were discovered by Tyndall staff on Dec. 2. “All of the sh had marks showing they were caught by gill net,” said Investigator Neal Goss IV. “We hope someone will come forward and help us solve who did this.” The use of certain types of nets for taking marine species is prohibited in Florida waters under the Florida Constitution. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-4043922. Anonymity is guaranteed, and if the call leads to an arrest a reward may be paid. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) recently expanded its online license application capability to include the following professions: Pharmacist Intern, Consultant Pharmacist, Nuclear Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician In Training, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Radiographer, Dental Laboratory, Dental Teaching Permits, Dental Residency Permits, Dental – Health Access Dental, Dental Temporary Certi cate, Athletic Trainer, Dietetics And Nutrition, Electrologist, Electrolysis Facility, Acupuncturist, Midwifery, and emergency insect sting treatment. “We are pleased to expand our online application option to these additional professions,” MQA Division Director Lucy Gee said. “The online application process furthers our operational goal to provide an ef cient licensure process that meets statutory requirements, and our strategic objective to decrease the average number of days to issue an initial license for a quali ed applicant from 1.45 days to one day.” Applicants can access the Online Licensure Application by going to www.FLHealthSource. com and selecting “Apply for a License.” After creating an account, applicants will have up to one year to complete the application. This online system also keeps applicants informed on the current status of their application, including any de ciencies. The mission of the Florida Department of Health and Division of Medical Quality Assurance is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Working in conjunction with 22 boards and six councils, MQA licenses and regulates seven types of facilities and over 200 license types in more than 40 health care professions. MQA evaluates the credentials of all applicants for licensure, issues licenses, analyzes and investigates complaints, inspects facilities, assists in prosecuting practice violations, combats unlicensed activity and provides credential and discipline history about licensees to the public. For additional information about MQA please visit http://www. oridahealth. gov/licensing-and-regulation/index.html. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Miriam (Cusa) Llorens A lvarez, 59BELLE GLADE — Miriam (Cusa) Llorens Alvarez, 59, of Belle Glade, passed away on W ednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born on Oct. 30, 1954, in Guaimaro, Cuba, to Fernando N. Llorens and Ada V. Polo Llorens, Miriam was seven years old when the Llorens family emigrated to the United States, rst settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and then moving to Belle Glade in 1971. Miriam graduated from the College of Pharmacy of the University of Florida in 1978. She served the residents of the Glades area as a pharmacist with compassion, humor and dedication for 35 years. In December 1975, Miriam married Jose R. Alv arez of Belle Glade, and together they raised three daughters. A passionate animal lover, the A lvarez home was always lled with dogs, cats, turtles, and Miriam’s beloved parakeets, nches and her parrot, Pete. Miriam was also an avid Miami Dolphins fan. As season ticket holders, she and Jose rarely missed a game. Miriam loved spending summers at the beach w ith her family, combing the beach for sea glass and shing for snook on the shore. Her energy, enthusiasm and humor were contagious. A ffectionately called “Cusa” by her family and friends, she will be greatly missed. Miriam is survived by her husband, Jose; and three daughters, Jackie Nelson of Boca Raton, Fla., Joanna Alvarez of Austin, Texas, and Jaimee Alvarez of Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by her mother, Ada V. Llorens of Weston, Fla.; her brother, Fernando Z. Llorens of Stuart, Fla.; and her sister, Beatriz L. Koltis of Weston, Fla.; as well as four nieces and two nephews. A memorial Mass will be 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Belle Glade. The family requests that in lieu of owers, donations be made to Mof tt Cancer Center, www.mof tt.org, or 12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa, Fla. 33612.RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 FWC Asks for Help in Investigation Florida Department of Health Expands Online Application ProcessWE ARE PLEASED TO EXPAND OUR ONLINE APPLICATION OPTION TO THESE ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONS.MQA DIVISION DIRECTOR LUCY GEE COURTESY PHOTOFWC investigators seek the public’s help in learning who dumped 400 pounds of sh at a boat ramp on Tyndall AFB. NEVER OWN ANYTHING YOU AREN’T WILLING TO DRILL A HOLE IN.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BUSINESSES COMMERCIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS County Ordinance 2010-18 requires that Commercial Operations & Businesses have a waste disposal account with County Franchise Contractors. In addition, eorts to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, telephone books, metal &/or glass is required. You could see a reduction in overall disposal costs just by recycling. Please call us & well help you get started or improve your program. We can also assist with your h azardous waste management needs. RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLINGFor those of you who are avid recyclers & consistently have more recycle materials than your recycle containers can hold, please know that you may use a cardboard box for the excess, since it is recyclable as well. Plastic bags are not approved containers, as they are not an accepted material by our end recycler. You may also call for an additional container. ank you for your recycling eorts & feel free to let us know your suggestions for improving our program. Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) DONT LITTER ALWAYS RECYCLE LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT EMPRESAS COMERCIALES GESTI"N DE RESIDUOS Y REQUISITOS DE RECICLAJEOrdenanza del Condado de 2010-18 exige que la explotacin comercial y empresas tienen una cuenta de la eliminacin de residuos con los contratistas de la licencia del condado Adems, los esfuerzos para reciclar papel, plstico, cartn, peridicos, guas telefnicas metal y / o se requiere de vidrio Usted podra ver una reduccin en los costos generales de disposicin simplemente reciclando Por favor, llmenos y le ayudaremos a empezar o mejorar la calidad de su programa. Tambin podemos ayudarle con sus necesid ades de gestin de residuos peligrosos. De RECICLAJE RESIDENCIALPara aquellos de ustedes que son los recicladores vidos y siempre tienen ms materiales de reciclaje adems de su reciclan envases pueden contener por favor sepan que usted puede usar una caja de cartn para el exceso ya que es reciclable as Las bolsas de plstico no son aprobados los contenedores ya que no son un el material aceptado por nuestro reciclador nal Tambin puede llamar a un contenedor adicional Gracias por sus esfuerzos de reciclaje y no dude en hacernos saber su sugerencias para mejorar nuestro programa Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) NO TIRE BASURA RECICLE SIEMPRE VAMOS A CUIDAR DE NUESTRO ENTORNO 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Lessons from RudolfBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS F i r s t U n i t e d M e t ho d is t Chu r chWhen I was a kid there were half a dozen Christmas specials we saw every year. With no videos, cable or TiVo, these were once a year opportunities. If you missed it, you wouldn’t see it again for an entire year. So, these were BIG events in my childhood. There was Rudolph, the Grinch, Charlie Brown, Frosty and a few others. There were also the old movies like Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Those are still around, but they’ve been joined by dozens more. Now we have 24 days of Christmas with new movies and various versions of the old standards. I have come to realize that just about every Christmas movie or TV special has a message to share. They talk about the importance of family, about friendship and true love, even about Santa and presents and snow. Some are silly, some are sentimental and some are very odd. While we don’t get to see the Christ child in every one of these holiday stories, there are some very Christlike gleanings we can harvest. Take, for instance, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The lesson is that there is something special about Christmas that transcends the presents, Christmas trees, meals, and decorations. The Grinch’s plan is simple. He gures that if he takes away all the Christmas “stuff,” the Who’s won’t be able to celebrate Christmas. But the Grinch is wrong. He realizes this as they still celebrate even after he stole all of their Christmas stuff. To quote Dr. Seuss from the TV show, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” And, of course, it does. Christmas means hope. It means that God wasn’t nished with the world then, and God isn’t nished with it now. We are loved so much that God has done something amazing to save us and to show us the way. After watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” I knew there was something special about Christmas. But we are never told exactly why Christmas is special. I got a clue to answering this question by watching “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer.” The entire plot of Rudolph centers around the mis ts Rudolph and the elf Hermey. Rudolph has a red nose that glows, so he is shunned, mocked and excluded from the reindeer games. Hermey wants to be a dentist, and just doesn’t t in with singing and building toys. The red-nosed reindeer, the elf dentist and the whole kingdom of mis t toys all help us remember that being different shouldn’t mean being excluded. Every one of us is special to God. Even if, on the outside, we’re as unspectacular as Charlie Brown’s sad little Christmas tree, we are still loved by God. Our differences don’t make us less than others, in fact, our differences are often no more than diverse gifts from God to be treasured and used in the service of all. Jesus helped everyone to understand that it’s not enough just to love those who love us back, or to accept only the people who look and act like us. We are to do as he did, reaching out to the people considered untouchable, unlovable and unacceptable. We are to welcome them into God’s circle of embracing love. God loves us, all of us, and God wants us to love each other. So, summarizing all this, I learned from Rudolph this important lesson about Christmas: Something about Christmas means mis ts have a place, a community, a home. Or, rephrased, Christmas means that there are no more mis ts. A person may be an old Scrooge or the nastiest Grinch imaginable, but even in these extreme cases the miracle of Christmas still has the power to touch people and to change a heart.2013 Christmas GalaPAHOKEE — The United M. B. Church is holding the annual Christmas Gala Celebration on Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the O’Say Center (255 South Lake Avenue, Pahokee). There will be lots of food, fun and door prizes. A photographer will be available to take single or family portraits. Gifts will be given. Dress in Sunday Best/ Semi Formal Attire. Admission is free. For further information, contact Mrs. Alvina Angram at 561449-3062. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION Rock Solid Christian Academy is hosting a 5K race on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. at the school location. Rock Solid Christian Academy is located at 401 SW 4th St. Okeechobee, FL 34974. Please sign up online at active.com or print a registration form from rscasoldiers. com. The rst 100 participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and the rst 150 people will receive a bag full of goodies (reusable water bottle, towel, ashlight/pen, samples and coupons). Prizes include SeaWorld and Aquatica tickets, gift certi cates to Publix, Cabot Cheese, Fleet Feet Sports, Road ID and more. All proceeds bene t the RSCA library. The registration closing date is Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 2:59 a.m. For more information please call 863-7631847 or visit the organizers website at http://rscasoldiers.com. RSCA Resolution Run BUSINESS r t e F o LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG IS A LOT EASIER THAN PUTTING IT BACK IN.

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In a continuing effort to increase access to public lands, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has opened Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 (STA-5/6) in Hendry County to the public for expanded recreation. Visitors to the wetland will arrive to a new parking area and trailhead with restrooms, as well as an educational kiosk and picnic shelter farther into the site. The vast wetland that cleans Evergladesbound water is already popular with bird watchers and hunters during organized activities with District partners, such as the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society. Now, large portions of the approximately 16,000-acre area will be open to the general public for activities, such as hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. “A remarkable diversity of birds has already made this water quality facility a renowned recreational area,” said SFWMD Executive Director Blake Guillory. “Increasing access provides new opportunities for the public to enjoy South Florida’s unique slice of nature.” Outdoor enthusiasts can walk or ride bicycles along levees in the STA, framed by an array of wading birds, alligators and aquatic life. Existing features at the site include a boardwalk built for disabled veterans and residents. “This is something that has been needed for years, and to see it come together is wonderful,” said Hendry County Commission Chairman Karson Turner, who also serves on the SFWMD Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC). “Now, not only will the thousands of visitors we have come to this area be able to experience STA-5/6 in a more comfortable manner, but it will allow our local population to become more acquainted with this area and experience this facility in a more tangible way.” The District has steadily increased access to the site south of Clewiston, with the rst organized bird-watching program beginning in 2005, in partnership with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society. To date, Audubon volunteers, in coordination with the District, have hosted more than 6,700 bird watchers and photographers from across the globe on 183 individual tours at the site. Since 2002, the District’s partners at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have led a series of organized waterfowl and alligator hunts at this wetland.New Hours of OperationSunrise to sunset on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The area will be closed to the general public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for wetland management purposes. The area will be closed on Sundays starting Nov. 24 until the Feb. 2, 2014 to allow for hunting activities. Throughout South Florida, the District provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and ood control missions. At present, the District owns approximately 621,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements, such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the District’s 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Winter ExtravaganzaExclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event!!! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. • LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 Use your FLEX dollars before they are gone!December 1st-31stSave up to 50% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses Join us on Thursday, December 19th from 4-7 pm for a Winter Wonderland Open House. We will have refreshments and horse drawn carriage rides! 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! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 SFWMD Expands Recreation at Everglades Water-Cleaning WetlandHiking, biking and wildlife viewing are popular attractions at Hendry County site SUBMITTED PHOTOStormwater Treatment Area 5/6 in Hendry County. Garden Club Monthly MeetingThe Clewiston Garden Club is having their monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Clewiston Museum at 9:30 a.m. After the meeting, they will have their Christmas Luncheon at the Clewiston Country Club. Pictured are the Clewiston Garden Club members with last month’s speaker Margaret Crabtree, member of the Periwinkle Garden Club in Fort Myers. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 III (Pam), Joseph H Booher (Michelle), and Rena Seiler, (John Mark). They are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. John and Mary will renew their vows at 2:00 p.m. after which there will be a reception for family and friends in the Churchs Fellowship Hall until 4:00 p.m. They invite you to join them in their anniversary celebration and they are looking forward to seeing you. JOHN H. BOOHER MARY BOOHER & John and Mary Booher invite you to join them as they celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Christian Church of Moore Haven on January 4th, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. John has been the pastor of the Christian Church of Moore Haven since the fall of 1987. He is also the Chaplain for the Glades County Sheriffs Of“ce. Mary is the Librarian and Director for the Glades County Public Library. They were married on January 3, 1964 at the North Vernon Christian Church in North Vernon, IN. John and Mary are the proud parents of three children, John H Booher ANNIVERSARY 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.21/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 12.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 15.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “Another downward trend in gasoline prices has emerged as motorists hit the roads in the last full week before Christmas,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Historically, this is about the time of year that gasoline prices hit their yearly lows, but this time around, I have more optimism that prices may move even lower in the next few weeks. As we nish our 2014 forecast at GasBuddy in the near future, we can say that 2014 does offer some relief compared to what we’ll end up seeing in terms of average in 2013, but for the time being, the next week looks to see a continued drop in gasoline prices,” DeHaan said. G as Price Updat e Crossword Puzzle

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Spirit Collection jewelry donated as prizes for raf esBello’s Jewelry and Gifts donated a Spirit Collection jewelry set to every school in Clewiston and Moore Haven for their raf e fundraisers. Each silver and gold set was studded in school colors or in blue and gold. Students from each school will be selling tickets for the raf e of their school’s set with all proceeds bene ting the school. Sets will be on display at Bello’s Jewelry and Gifts, located at 203 S Berner Rd in Clewiston. Pictured is Mrs. Alina Sherman, owner of Bello’s Jewelry, with the set donated to Clewiston High School. Please support the area’s schools by participating in this fundraising event. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sheriff Steve Whidden And the men and women of the Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce Wish you a very Merry Christmas 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Fundraising Raf es Bene ting All Clewiston and Moore Haven Schools BUSY, CURIOUS, THIRSTY FLY, DRINK WITH ME, AND DRINK AS I. OLDYS PHOTOS/ GIOVANNA MORAFLORES As part of their community outreach, Eastside Elementary School students brought bags of canned food to the Compassion Avenue C ommunity Food Bank after caroling at the Palm Terrace nursing home in Clewiston. An Act of Kindness SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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The Clewiston High School (CHS) Tiger Wrestling team went 2-1 and nished second in their group competition during the Avon Park Duals on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Tigers advanced to the elimination round with 11 wrestlers in the 16-team tournament, with three wrestlers nishing the day undefeated. Zeke Bryant, Joe Hernandez and team captain Matthew Johnson each went 5-0 on the day. Cristian Montes, Matthew Vary and Curtis Clay Jr. nished the day 4-1. Oscar Matamoros nished with three victories, while Michael Counts, Janet Reyes, Bradley Bellew and Josh Johnson recorded two victories a piece. "We started every dual in our pool down 18 points because we are missing three weight classes, yet we scored 111 points total in our pool, defeating three of the four teams that we competed against," said the coaches. "We are very happy with what we saw out there because we are still not at full strength until we nally get our line-up fully lled." On a day where nearly every wrestler was successful, four wrestlers stole the show. Beginning with Matt Vary, who has been off the mat for nearly a month due to illness and was cleared to wrestle just two days prior to the meet. Vary put together a great day, going 4-1 and recording a 21-second pin during his third match. "Matt was all heart on Saturday. Most kids won't even come back that soon and he was just waiting to get back on the mat, the only match he lost was due to conditioning, but after only having two days of practice you can't ask for much more. He wrestled great," said the coaches. Zeke Bryant also nished a great day by going undefeated with a record of 5-0. "Zeke was in all the crazy matches, high paced, high scoring, lead changes, you name it -even a 22-20 overtime victory against Lakeland Kathleen. He is developing into a ne wrestler before our eyes," said the coaches. Curtis Clay Jr. jumped a weight class and surprised everyone by going 4-1, recording three pins on the day, including one in 19 seconds and another in 26 seconds. Finally, after missing an entire year due to injury, Joe Hernandez was back in the line-up at heavyweight, dominating the competition and even recording the fastest pin time of the meet, downing his opponent in 16 seconds during one of his matches. "Everyone contributed on Saturday, everyone. ... We always count on our veterans to pull through and carry the team -not on Saturday. We needed every point and when we needed them the most, someone else stepped up. ... During our fourth dual against Immokalee, after a dominating performance by Matthew Johnson, we had four pins in a row in under a minute, just going out there feeding off each other's performance and dominating. It also meant more because Immokalee is a district opponent of ours," said the coaches. The Tiger Wrestling Team will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Immokalee duals before the holiday break. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 Tiger Wrestlers Perform Well at Avon Park Duals SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured in the top row are Michael Willis, Gary Adkins, Michael Counts, Josh Johnson, Oscar Matamoros, Joe Hernandez, Bradley Bellew, Matthew Johnson and Renaldy Tapia. Pictured in the bottom row are Matt Vary, Zeke Bryant, Curtis Clay Jr., Janet Reyes, Cristia n Montes and Ian Stone. IT IS A MAXIM WITH ME THAT NO MAN WAS EVER WRITTEN OUT OF REPUTATION BUT BY HIMSELF. BENTLEY

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$100 EACH for Glades County Florida LICENSE PLATES BEFORE 1959 BEGINNING WITH 60. RUSTY BENT TAGS OK. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com www. orida licenseplates.com DRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVEFirst Bank is seeking a Technical Support Representative.Following skills and education required:• Experience with trouble shooting computer hardware• Experience with installing and troubleshooting Microsoft Operating System (Windows 7)• Experience with installing and troubleshooting Microsoft Of ce Suite• Experience with TCP/IP networking• Ability to diagnose hardware issues• Familiarity with Windows user groups and permissions• Familiarity with DNS, DHCP and Active Directory• Familiarity with Microsoft Exchange• Ability to diagnose software issues with regard to Windows Desktop software as well as various proprietary Bank software. • Good organizational and time management skills• Valid Driver’s License• Some travel required• Associate degree in computer science or successful completion of computer courses or equivalent business experience• Zero to three years experience in computer operations and support• A+ and Network + certi cations• Microsoft Certi cation(s)Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at (863)983-9473 or send an e-mail to nsparks@ rst1bank.com or pick up employment application at 300 East Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston. EOE. ALAN JAY CHRYSLER is looking for a Salesperson for new and used cars. Experience preferred, bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus. Bene ts, vacation, 401k available. Must have valid driver license and pass drug screen. Apply in person. Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 202 W. Sugarland, Hwy Clewiston MECHANIC WANTED Alan Jay Chrysler in Clewiston is looking for an experienced technician. Health insurance, 401k, paid vacations, uniforms, ongoing training available. Must have valid drivers license. Sign on bonus. Alan Jay Automotive Network is a drug free work place. Apply in person to Dave Bohlen@ 202 W. Sugarland, Hwy Clewiston, FL. 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. Xmas Sale! Desktop computers $20 & up Laptops $75 & up. Is your pc slow? We clean or reprogram it for $30 $50. Go to Star Food Store by KFC in Clewiston or call 863 517-2782. 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 *. Special Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Computer/ Supplies Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 There’s nally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and re ect on the passing year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the holiday season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities. The second phase of waterfowl and coot season comes in statewide Dec. 7 and runs through Jan. 26. In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily limits for each species. For instance, within the sixbird limit there may be only one black duck, one mottled duck and one fulvous whistling-duck. Only two of your six-bird limit may be canvasbacks, pintails, redheads or scaup, and three may be wood ducks. And you may have no more than four scoters or four mallards (of which only two may be female) in your bag. All other species of ducks can be taken up to the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks. The daily limit on coots is 15, and there’s a ve-bird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded. When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only nontoxic shotgun shells. Only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various tungsten-alloys are permissible. For something different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock season again runs Dec. 18 – Jan. 31. Woodcocks are excellent game birds because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a challenging shot when ushed. The daily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourning and whitewinged dove season opens Dec. 14 and runs through Jan. 12. The daily bag limit is 15 birds. From November on, the shooting hours for all migratory birds are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. However, you must get a no-cost migratory bird permit where you purchase your hunting license before you hunt any of these birds. The only rearm you can use to hunt migratory game birds is a shotgun, no larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a threeshell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). Bows also are legal. Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting migratory game birds. Arti cial decoys and manual or mouth-operated bird calls also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural eld if the crop was planted by regular agricultural methods. However, don’t even think about “sweetening” the eld by scattering agricultural products over it – or anywhere near it – or you could wind up in serious trouble. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t the one who scattered the bait. If you knew or should have known that such bait was present, you’re accountable under federal law. Some other things you can’t do while hunting migratory game birds include using ri es, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns, sh hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically ampli ed birdcall imitations. It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels. Bobcat and otter hunting season always runs Dec. 1 – March 1, and there’s no daily bag or season limit on either species. Like foxes, bobcats may be chased yearround with dogs, but possessing rearms during the closed season, between March 2 and Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the speci c area brochure before you hunt. December has the hunting opportunities you’re looking for, whether you are upland-bird hunting with friends and family, shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big cat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn. Here’s wishing you happy holidays and a successful hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we’ll see you in the woods! Outta’ the WoodsDecember lled with holiday hunting traditionsArrested on 12/10/13, by Deputy Thomas For DUI Arrested on 12/09/13, by Sergeant Beatty For In-county warrant De Se Iran Poch Mulgado, 56 Eugene Cypress, 33 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Arrested on 12/10/13, by Sergeant Beatty For Burglary to an unoccupied dwelling Se cu Anigretsy Martinez, 35Arrested on 12/10/13, by Sergeant Beatty For Burglary to an unoccupied dwelling Se cu Alejandro Vallejo Placeres, 43Arrested on 12/13/13, by Of cer McLeod For Out-of-county warrant Arrested on 12/13/13, by Sergeant Grif n For Aggravated battery, offender knew victim was pregnant O ra Se of pr Jeffrey Swindle Jr., 29 Eddie Moses Pope, 28Arrested on 12/13/13, by Deputy Bolt For Burglary with assault or battery; burglary to occupied dwelling unarmed; burglary with possession of tools with intent to use; obstructing justice De or pi gl w in Deon Hubert, 27Arrested on 12/13/13 For Aggravated battery with deadly weapon w Wykerria Gilkes, 19Arrested on 12/14/13, by Deputy Thomas For Possession of cocaine with intent to sell Arrested on 12/14/13, by Deputy Thomas For Possession of methamphetamine; possession of cocaine De w De am co Ariel Nieto-Sanchez, 26 Victor Ruiz Jr., 23Arrested on 12/15/13, by Deputy Thomas For DUI De Alberto Valdez, 23Arrested on 12/14/13, by Deputy Thomas For DUI De Norman Billie, 46 Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach CountyNeeds your help locating Arnulfo Silva, 52, from Fairgrounds Mobile Home Park, Clewiston. He may also go by the name Serna Silva. Arnulfo Silva is wanted on a warrant in connection with a charge of failure to appear: organized scheme to defraud. Arnulfo Silva is 5’6” and approximately 150 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a scar on the right arm. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-“TIPS”(8477).

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1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT A PARTMENT, VERY PRIV ATE, FURNISHED, WAT ER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, A DULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. DOCK SPACE A VAILABLE (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. CLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. On canal w/lake view/access. Furnished, Pool, Tennis Courts, Tile oors, In-unit, W&D. Short/long term. One yr. lease. 305-360-2236. cmbultra@terranova.net Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262011CA000700 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST. SERIES 2005-4 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4. Plaintiff, vs. RAUL RUTZ; MARICELA ANDRADE RUIZ; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 26, 2013, and entered in Case No, 262011CA000700, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-4 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, is Plaintiff and RAUL RUIZ; MARICELA ANDRADE RUIZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION. INC.; are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, IN BLOCK 2150, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGES 86 THROUGH 102, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sate, 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 29th day of August, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court. By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver. Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (63) 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. 451893 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CA000641CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LILLIAN S. HERRINGTON A/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HERRINGTON F/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HAGER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LILLIAN S. HERRINGTON A/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HERRINGTON F/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HAGER; NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF HOUSEHOLD FINANCE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s); UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LILLIAN S. HERRINGTON A/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HERRINGTON F/K/A LILLIAN SALLY HAGER N/K/A MILTON COOPER (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property; LOT 11, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 143 AND 144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1997 MOBILE HOME CONTAINING TITLE #73579501 AND TITLE #73579503 AND VIN #FLA14611747A AND VIN# FLA14611747B, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY a/k/a 1811 MATTHEW LOOP, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste, 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before January 10, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE CLEWISTON NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 3rd day of December, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 457934 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION. CASE NO. 22-2009-CA-000197DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2006-A14CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-N, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2006 Plaintiff, Vs. NOEL GUTIERREZ; MELINDA GUTIERREZ; MARION O’SHEA, INDIVIDUALLY; MARION O’SHEA, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID A. CARUSO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARION O’SHEA; THERESE DOWNES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THERESE DOWNES; DOLORES MADIGAN; ANNE SMYTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNE SMYTH; UNKNOWN PERSONS) 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, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000197, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2006-A14CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-N, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2006 is Plaintiff and NOEL GUTIERREZ; MELINDA GUTIERREZ; 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 9th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9 AND 12, BLOCK 22, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA 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 Sept. 2013. SANDRA BROWN As Clerk of said Court By: Tina Espinosa As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 11 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 bearing or voice impaired, call 711. 452807 GCD 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000134 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.-Jerry Rewis and Carie Rewis, Husband and Wife; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Successor by Merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association; Old Fort Denaud Homeowners Association, Inc. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated November 21, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000134 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Jerry Rewis and Carie Rewis, Husband and Wife 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 January 8, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OLD FORT DENAUD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 153, IN 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 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 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 457854 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2013-CA-000204-CAAX-MX PNC BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD C. MASON, JR., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD C. MASON JR.; REBECCA L. MASON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REBECCA L. MASON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HENDERSON ALMARK HOLLIGAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HENDERSON ALMARK HOLLIGAN; NADINE MICHELLE HOLLIGAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NADINE MICHELLE HOLLIGAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: The North One-half (1/2) of the East 185 feet of the South 150 feet of the North One-half (1/2) of Block 59, in the City of Labelle, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. A/K/A 242S HICKORY ST LABELLE, FL 33935at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 AM on 15th day of January, 2014. 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 2nd day of December, 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) 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. 457855 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000261 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. IDALIA AVILA, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2013 and entered in 2012-CA-000261 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and IDALIA AVILA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IDALIA AVILA N/K/A PEDRO GONZALEZ; DIGNORA CASAS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 January 15, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. 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 6th day of December, 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. 458197 CN 12/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2012CA000374UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, VS. QUINCY B. GRIFFIN, SR.; INDIANA GRIFFIN F/K/A INDIANA PEREZ; and HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 5, 2013, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk o f Court or any of her duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 25, Block C, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 9, PHASE TWO, according to plat thereof recorded in. Plat Book 6, Page 172, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 15, 2014, www.hendry.realforeclose.com beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on December 6, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33935 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 458261 CN 1212,19/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.458544 CN/CB 12/19/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME T he undersigned does hereby certify that Southwest Florida Pizza Inc, conducting a Pizza Restaurant business at 180 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida, under the ctitious name of Hungry Howies Pizza #290 and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Southwest Florida Pizza Inc. 6203 Ikes Cabin Ct., Palmetto, FL 34221 Ownership of Hungry Howies Pizza #290 is as follows: Southwest Florida Pizza Inc. 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Hungry Howies Pizza #290 under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Michael Taylor, V.P. DATE: 12-13-13 458619 CN 12/19/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on December 30th, 2013 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1998 Ford, VIN: 1FAFP13P1WW137593 2004 Toyota, VIN: 5TDZA22C64S166713 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 458622 CN 12/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/03/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 FORD 1FTNW21L63EA90674 458641 CN 12/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/10/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 ISUZU 4S2CK58W1W4305459 458642 CN 12/19/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 1/14/14 SUBJECT AREA: 239 Background Screening and Self-Reporting Requirements EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for background screening and self-reporting requirements. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.32(2), 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43(6), 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23, 1012.23, 1012.32(2), 101.2465(2) F.S., 6B-4.009(6) and 6B-1.006(5) SBER CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.32(2), 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43(6), 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23, 1012.23, 1012.32(2), 101.2465(2) F.S., 6B-4.009(6) and 6B-1.006(5) SBER 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 background screening and sel f-reporting requirements. 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 January 14, 2014. 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. 457099 CB 12/19 CN 12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 L, 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 3302 2010 1244334-A0000152000 Patrick A Clark A parcel of land located in the South of the North 2/5 of the East of the East of the Southeast of the Northwest of fractional Section 24, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the North Section corner of said Section 24, run South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East along the North South Quarter Section line, a distance of 1595.71 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continue South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence South 89 degrees 20’ 47” West, a distance of 119.28 feet; thence North 0 degrees 18’ 10” West, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence North 89 degrees 20’ 47” East, a distance of 119.28 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to County Road right of way known as Art Lawrence Road existing along the East boundary line thereof, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458451 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 3486 2011 3014334-01001700050 Karl E Larsen Lots 8 and 9, in Block 170 of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and a ten foot strip of land off the Southeastern side of Lot 10; said strip being ten foot wide and running from the front lot line to the rear lot line and being contiguous to the common lot line between said Lot 10 and Lot 9, Block 170, according to the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458464 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 3362 2010 2014329-01000710030 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 3, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458458 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 3363 2010 2014329-01000710040 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 4, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458459 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 4198 2010 4104329-03021370310 David M Albe Lot 31, Block 2137, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457219 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4179 2010 4104329-03021340080 Aldaja LLC Lot 8, Block 2143, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457216 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4169 2010 4104329-03021320070 Racquel Tamara Bogle Lot 7, Block 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457215 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 1185 2010 1274331-010000K0120 Walter C Selph Jr & Gay Ellis The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, in Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 12, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457229 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 542 2011 1324229-A0000200000 Properties of S & O Inc Beginning 256 feet East of the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, thence North 209 feet; thence East 207 feet; thence South 209 feet; thence West of the Point of Beginning; lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Less the Right of Way for State Road 29 and Less the South 35 feet for the Right of Way for Noble Road 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458462 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE BY HENDRY COUNTY OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR THE EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION MSBU Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments which it is considering levying within the East Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, on commercial properties for recreational purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2014, at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Attorney’s Of ce, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 458021 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 U, 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 3696 2010 3024334-05300302370 Forrest D Burnett & Betty J Burnett That certain condominium parcel composed of Unit 237, BASS & SUN CONDOMINIUM, a condominium, and an undivided share in the common elements appurtenant thereto, in accordance with and subject to the covenants, restrictions, terms and other provisions of the Declaration thereof, recorded in O.R. Book 331, Pages 545 through 610, inclusive of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and subsequent amendments thereto. 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458453 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 3204 2010 1214334-02000030020 Bobby Ray Hall Lot 2, in Block 3 of Harlem Addition No. 6 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 4, Pages 15 and 16, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida TOGETHER WITH a 2006 Liberty single-wide single mobile home having Identi cation No. 16L09902F41254605, Title NO. 96749422, and RP No. 12531360. 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457220 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room in the Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida, for the adoption of the following ordinance: GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2014 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 46, ARTICLE IV, OF THE CODE OF GLADES COUNTY (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION ORDINANCE) BY CREATING A NEW SECTION 46 __________ GRANTING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION TO GREENCORE, LLC; MAKING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS AND SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on le at the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, and Florida 33471. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. 458590 GCD 12/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3277 2010 1234334-05000000240 Dean & Denise Manor Lot 24, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 143 and 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1994 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHMLCP39710660A & FLHMLCP39710660B, Title Nos. 65709230 & 65709232, and RP Nos. 0585695 & 0585696. (Lien Holder: Green Tree Servicing LLC) 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457223 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3276 2010 1234334-05000000190 Kathy L Castellanos & Benito Ruelas Lot 19, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 143 and 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1995 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHML2F95712516A & FLHML2F95712516B, Title Nos. 69541562 & 69541561, and RP Nos. 0638236 & 0638237. (Lien Holder: Conseco Finance Servicing Corp.) 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457221 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3810 2010 4104329-01020210140 Mildred E Ring Lot 14, Block 2021, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457211 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 3361 2010 2014329-01000710020 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 2, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458457 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 South Florida Water Management District PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 permits@sfwmd.gov NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Hendry County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. James D. Hull (Golden Ox) 5300 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, has submitted Application 131127-18 for modi cation of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00768-P for 176 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Deer Fence Canal and the project is located in Sections 3,10, Township 46 South, Range 32 East. 458522 CN 12/19/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013

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REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES REGARDING FELDA MSBU STORMWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID No.2014-06 OPENING DATE AND TIME: January 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for construction services in connection with the replacement of 10 residential culvert crossings and ditch maintenance in Felda, Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, by January 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458593 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 3553 2010 2024329-670000F0090 Marcus Simmons + Luther Garry Priester Commencing at the corner 1,332.50 feet East of the Southwest corner of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 01 degrees 19’ 00” W along the 1/4 1/4 line a distance of 1244.77 feet; thence S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 150 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 1154.30 feet; thence N 01 degrees 09’ 38” W a distance of 113.06 feet to the South right-of-way of Edison Avenue; thence N 89 degrees 49’ E along the said South right-of-way line a distance of 1154.04 feet; thence S 01 degrees 19’ 00” E a distance of 113.06 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458461 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES FOR REPLACING/ WIDENING A DRAINAGE CONVEYANCE CROSSING OF WHISPER CREEK ON OLD CR 78 IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2014-05 Opening Date and Time: January 16, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for replacing/widening the existing drainage conveyance crossing of Whisper Creek on Old CR 78 with a new concrete culvert in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design and permitting services and construction engineering/inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. The rms submitting should be prepared to make a presentation to the selection committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., January16, 2014, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at bhanshaw@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458331 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 673 2010 1174329-A0000181300 William La Fontaine Sr and Cecelia M La Fontaine A part of the West one-half of Lot 3 of the W.T. Williams Subdivision of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the West one-half of said Lot 3, run South 33 feet; thence East 15 feet; thence South 1044.45 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of land herein described; thence run East 151.29 feet; thence run South 100 feet; thence West 151.29 feet; thence run North 100 feet to Point-of-Beginning. Plotted on private survey as Lots 15 and 16. And Begin 15 feet East of the Southwest corner of the West one-half of the East one-half of the West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter; thence North 100 feet; thence East 151.29 feet; thence South 100 feet; thence West 151.29 feet to the Point-of-Beginning, in Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also a part of the West one-half of Lot 3 of W.T. Williams Subdivision of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the West one-half of said Lot 3, run South 33 feet; thence East 15 feet; thence South 1144.45 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of land herein described; thence East 151.29 feet; thence South 50 feet; thence West 151.29 feet; thence North 50 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. This tract of land also known as Lots 17, 18 and 19 of W.T. Williams Subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457226 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE BY THE DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the Disston Island Conservancy District that the District intends to use the uniform method of collection for such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District, with said method of collection to be carried out in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. The Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on January 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the District Of ce, located at 1995 West Hwy. 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440, the purpose of which is to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the District to use, in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District. In 2014, the District may adopt and levy new non-ad valorem assessments for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, some or all of which may continue for more than one year, with said assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the District’s boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments which will be adopted for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, will be levied by the District in order to provide necessary funds for the following reasons: (a) Construct, acquire, operate and maintain all works of the District for drainage, irrigation and water control, including but not limited to, canals, ditches, laterals and roads, pumps and culverts, and for those purposes set forth in Chapter 298, Florida Statutes and Chapter 2000-447, Laws of Florida, and/or (b) Such other lawful obligations and purposes which the District is empowered to provide as authorized by law. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing to be heard regarding the District’s use of the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose said person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this Public Hearing, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District at (863) 983-8544 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing. DATED this 12th day of December, 2013. DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 458592 CN/GCD 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA 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 4227 2010 4104329-04021590040 Robert C & Patricia L Music Lot 4, Block 2159, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457224 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 3483 2011 3014334-01001600030 Harold Robinson Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, in Block 160 of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, ac cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458463 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 3866 2010 4104329-02020350060 Ann Handler Lot 6, Block 2035, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457212 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262010CA000339CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, VS. DANIEL TAMEZ; ROSA M. TAMEZ; ROGELIO TAMEZ; RUBENIA TAMEZ A/K/A RUBENIA M. TAMEZ; 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; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12 2013, and entered in Case No. 262010CA000339CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff and DANIEL TAMEZ; ROSA M. TAMEZ; ROGELIO TAMEZ; RUBENIA TAMEZ A/K/A RUBENIA M. TAMEZ; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK D OF SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 127, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1998 FLEETWOOD WAVERLY CREST DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS OF FLFLV70A25595WC31 AND FLFLV70B25595WC31 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 12th day of September, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 6755229, 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. 452704 CN 12/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 2732 2010 1124333-01000000820 Albert Harari Lot 82, SKY VALLEY, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458456 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 4152 2010 4104329-03021290120 SSA Development LLC Lot 12, Block 2129, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457213 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 1092 2010 1144331-01000000260 Efrain A Salas Lot 26, GREENWOOD FOREST, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages123 and 124, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457228 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room, Second Floor, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida. The meetings are open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 458542 GCD 12/19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3290 2010 1234334-A0000230400 Amera Mortgage Corporation A parcel of land in Fractional Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to State Survey, Hendry County, Florida, described as follows: Commencing at an iron railroad rail marking the northwest corner of said Section 23, thence run South 0 degrees 39’ 51” East along the west boundary line of said Section 23, a distance of 558.95 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, a distance of 687.60 feet to the Point of Beginning of the description of this parcel; from this Point of Beginning, run thence North 0 degrees 39’ 51” West, a distance of 128.14 feet to an intersection with the meander line of said Section 23; thence North 69 degrees 08’ 32” West, a distance of 183.43 feet; thence South 0 degrees 30’ 36” East, a distance of 195 feet to an iron marker; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, a distance of 172 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 KIRKWOOD single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. 14602157, Title NO. 42473009, an RP No. 0476639. (Lien Holder: Imperial Savings Association c/o Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit CourtHendry County, Florida 457225 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 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! 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013 CA 000257 GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff(s) vs. JUAN VELASQUEZ, et al., Defendant NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 000257 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff and JUAN VELASQUEZ; MARLEN TEIRA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES LOCKLER AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A IVAN GONZALEZ are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held www.hendry-realforeclose.com, at 11am on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 62, MIDWAY ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 116 Taft Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS, AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated at HENDRY County, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County. 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935County Phone: 863-675-5204 MD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fat avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezven spesiyal you akomodasiyon you yo patisipe nan pwogram sa-a dwe, nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakle Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimdro, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-87701 pasan pa Florida Relay Service, “En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter rof ce administrative de la Court situe au, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TOD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service,” “De acuerdo con ci Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedirnentos. Inhabilitados, personas on necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contact con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCT-ME AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 458178 CN 12/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2013-CA-000182 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN T. MILEY et at, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOHN T. MILEY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1196 Seminole CIRCLE MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN 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 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in GLADES County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL AND RUN SOUTH 86 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID CANAL RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1,277.05 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 36 OF INDIAN HILLS SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA: THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 499.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 27.63 FEET TO A BEND IN THE CANAL RIGHT OF WAY LINE: THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE CANAL RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 289.98 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 36 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 147.03 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, WITH A RADIUS OF 60 FEET AND HAVING ALONG CHORD OF 73.30 FEET AND CHORD BEARING THE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 15 MINUTES EAST), DISTANCE OF 78.85 FEET TO THE END OF THE CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 54 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 157.74 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST, WITH A RADIUS OF 100 FEET AND HAVING A LONG CHORD OF 99.45 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 56 DEGREES 05 MINUTES EAST) A DISTANCE OF 103.56 FEET: THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 285.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR ACCESS TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A STRIP OF LAND 40 FEET IN WIDTH, LYING SOUTHERLY AND ADJACENT TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE; FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ABOVE DESCRIBED LAND, GO SOUTH 10 DEGREES 36 MINUTES EAST 147.03 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, WITH A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET) A DISTANCE OF 78.85 FEET TO THE END OF A CURVE AND POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 54 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 157.74 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG ARC OF THE CURVE (SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST WITH A RADIUS OF 100 FEET) A DISTANCE OF 124.03 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SEMINOLE CIRCLE AND END OF SAID LINE. A/K/A: 1196 SEMINOLE CIRCLE, MOORE HAVEN, FL. 33471 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 3rd day of Dec. 2013. Sandra H. Brown Clerk of the Court By: B. Rhymes As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-bdurosier-Team 1 F130 13469-F 13013469 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 458034 CN 12/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000702 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff(s) vs. ANTONIO AGUILAR, et al., Defendant NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2012ca-000702 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and ANTONIO AGUILAR AND APRIL AGUILAR are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11am on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 1, BRIDLEWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 540 Bennett Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS, AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated at HENDRY County, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County. 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935County Phone: 863-675-5204 MD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fat avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezven spesiyal you akomodasiyon you yo patisipe nan pwogram sa-a dwe, nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakle Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimdro, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-87701 pasan pa Florida Relay Service, “En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter rof ce administrative de la Court situe au, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TOD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service,” “De acuerdo con ci Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedirnentos. Inhabilitados, personas on necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contact con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCT-ME AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 458196 CN 12/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 2730 2010 1124333-01000000740 Albert Harari Lot 74, SKY VALLEY, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458454 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. y Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 19, 2013 up and joining a team at the Florida Community Health Center in Clewiston. Teams will track their combined weight loss and report that number to the Health Center. To make things interesting, Prouty is creating a “healthy” competition between the eastern and western side of the county and will track the weight loss separately to see which side can lose the most weight. Moving down the commission agenda, Commissioner Mali Gardner asked to step down as the city’s representative on the Industrial Development Authority Board. Because of additional time commitments, Commissioner Gardner said she “could not do justice to this board,” and asked for a fellow commissioner to step up as representative. Mayor Phillip Roland said he would gladly accept the appointment, and Commissioner James Pittman made a motion to name Mayor Roland as representative, with Commissioner Gardner seconding the motion. Next, Robbie Castellanos, member of the Clewiston Golf Course Advisory Board, updated the commission with recommendations from his oard. Castellanos said the advisory board is working to determine how much it costs the city every time the golf course hosts a tournament, in order to decide how much to charge for those tournaments. Though there is a contract currently in place to charge $200 for tournaments, said Castellanos, the contract has never been enforced. “We want the golf course to make a pro t every time a tournament occurs,” said Castellanos. Castellanos also discussed the contention that surfaced when the golf course tried to raise its rates for the season. Castellanos said the rate increases were approved by the advisory board and implemented on Dec. 1. The rates were only increased by a few dollars, but a “push back” occurred among golf course users, causing the golf course to return to its original rates. Castellanos said the advisory board made a “competent decision” when it suggested raising prices, and believes the push back stems from the fact that the rate increase happened well into the season, instead of occurring at the beginning of the season on Oct. 1. “I don’t know of a golf course that doesn’t raise its rates during season,” said Castellanos. Moving from the golf course to East Hendry County Recreation, commissioners discussed the implication of the proposed MSBU being illegal for the city to implement. Recently brought to light, the special assessment the city was hoping to collect to support both the city’s and eastern Hendry County’s recreation is illegal to impose on the businesses in Clewiston as an MSBU. Unable to make a decision on how to approach the newly surfaced problem, commissioners asked Attorney Charles Schoech to speak with County Attorney Mark Lapp to see if the county is willing to bring the city “under its umbrella” and levee the assessment for the city. With disappointment hanging in the air, the meeting adjourned and East Rec was left to be discussed after the new year. $25,000 contribution to Clewiston’s youth and senior centers on behalf of John B. Boy. The $25,000 donation is part of a grander program aimed at funding recreational activities for the area’s youth. A trust fund, set up by U.S. Sugar at SeaCoast National Bank, will provide $175,000 over ten years to various recreational programs on behalf of John B. Boy. Combined with the $25,000 donation, a total of $200,000 will have been contributed to the area’s recreation programs by the end of the 10-year period. “During his lifetime, providing for the community’s children and seniors was always a priority for John Boy. Thus, it is tting that U.S. Sugar honor his legacy by providing funding to enhance youth recreational activities and to fund improvements to the senior citizens center,” said President Buker in a statement released by U.S. Sugar Corporation. At the ceremony, President Buker said there were “no bad memories anywhere with Mr. Boy.” John B. Boy worked at U.S. Sugar for 41 years, beginning as an assistant superintendent of the starch processing facility and worked his way up to president and CEO in 1970. John B. Boy was the longest-serving president in U.S. Sugar history, working 17 years in the role before his retirement in 1987. Many of John B. Boy’s contributions to the community have been honored with his name, including the John B. Boy Auditorium and, in recognition of the $25,000 contribution, the Clewiston senior citizens center will be renamed the John B. Boy Senior Citizens Center.Representatives from Hendry County and the city of Clewiston attended Tuesday’s ceremony and had no shortage of praise for John B. Boy and his contributions to the sugar industry and the community. Mayor Phillip Roland acknowledged John B. Boy’s in uence at U.S. Sugar Corporation, calling him a “giant to the sugar industry.” Karson Turner, chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, lauded John B. Boy’s benevolence and gave a short anecdote of how he gained personally from that generosity. Without Mr. Boy and donations from U.S. Sugar, said Chairman Turner, he would not have been able to attend the university from which he received his undergraduate degree, a key ingredient to the position he holds today. County Commissioner Janet Taylor said the area’s youth “can never be more grateful,” and City Commissioner Mali Gardner said “we are a better community because of John B. Boy.” Posing with the various representatives, family members and students of Clewiston High School, who attended the ceremony in recognition of the contribution John B. Boy and U.S. Sugar will be making to youth activities, Mrs. Terrill gave in to the feeling of the day. “I’m a little more emotional than I thought I would be,” she said. valorem assessment would have been imposed on residents and businesses within the city and in the unincorporated areas, and would have helped to even the playing eld when it came to paying for recreation: lowering millage rates for city residents, who were bearing 100 percent of the cost of recreation before the agreement, and increasing millage rates for residents in the unincorporated areas. The catch with using an MSBU is, in order for it to be a legal assessment, a “bene t” to the property must be shown. The bene t to the residents of Clewiston is clear -lower taxes. The bene t for businesses in Clewiston -not so clear. And if a bene t cannot be shown, an MSBU cannot legally be implemented. Attorney Lapp said proving the bene t to the businesses of Clewiston is of “continuing concern” to him from a legal standpoint, and City Attorney Charles Schoech shared those same concerns. Attorney Lapp gave examples of MSBUs that were challenged in court in the state of Florida, including one case in which the offending city had to repay four years worth of assessment money when their MSBU was deemed illegal. It is these rami cations that make proving the bene t so important. With 438 business properties in Clewiston, not being able to assess them for recreation would mean a loss of much needed funding for recreation. Without the businesses’ share of money, the residents of Clewiston would not see a decrease in taxes, defeating the purpose of the East County Rec agreement. Digesting the news, advisors contemplated alternative means of raising money for recreation without using an MSBU. They considered creating a Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU), which, as an ad valorem tax, is based on the value of the property and not the bene t the property owner receives. Therefore, no bene t needs to be shown. Concerns deepened when conversation about using an MSTU continued. An MSTU could be used to assess businesses, according to Attorney Lapp, but it may not be possible to use both an MSBU and an MSTU under one recreation agreement. New advertisements would also need to be published in order to begin the process of establishing the MSTU, putting pressure on the timeline of implementation. “We need to run some numbers and come back,” said County Commissioner Janet Taylor, a member of the East Rec advisory board, as the meeting threatened to run over the allotted one hour time. “I’m not for raising taxes on businesses,” said John Perry, who represents the Hendry County School Board on the East Rec board. Mayor Phillip Roland, also on the East Rec board, reiterated Perry’s sentiment, saying “if we’re not going to save money for businesses, then I’m not for it.” As the East Rec meeting came to a close, the city commission meeting began and the discussion about East Rec was added to the end of the agenda. Once all other agenda items were voted on and discussed, commissioners turned to agenda item 9a: discussion of East Rec. And as the realization of the legal oversight began to sink in, ngers began to wave as commissioners and city of cials tried to gure out who went wrong and when. “Charlie, how long have we been discussing this?” asked Mayor Roland, alluding to the fact that East Rec talks have been occurring for the past four years. Attorney Schoech explained that until the previous week, he was under the impression that the county would incorporate the city under its recreation code. In a recent conversation he had with Attorney Lapp, Attorney Schoech learned otherwise: the county believed the city would levee its own special assessment and the city believed it would be incorporated under the county’s code. Attorney Schoech suggested leveeing an ad valorem tax, or MSTU. The commissioners, however, were not convinced. “I’m just in shock right here,” began Commissioner Mali Gardner, addressing Attorney Schoech. “We’ve been talking about this for two years and all of a sudden this is a tax? … And the fact that we’ve been trying to work on this to reduce the tax burden to the community so that it’s fair and it’s shared with all of East County Rec and not a burden to this community …” Commissioner Gardner said the attorney and city manager should have a conversation with the county before deciding anything. After all, if the city is brought in under the county’s recreation code, the issue of how to assess residents and businesses becomes obsolete. Commissioner Miller had questions of his own about the problem and addressed Attorney Schoech. “In your opinion, is there any bene t in [the county] leaving us out?” asked Commissioner Miller. Attorney Schoech replied, “nothing that I can see.” Mayor Roland then picked up a piece of paper and showed it to Attorney Schoech. “I got this today,” he began, referring to an opinion Attorney Schoech had written and distributed to commissioners dated Dec. 12, “and I was absolutely in shock. … As I read it, I really get upset that all of a sudden, late in the game, this opinion comes out.” Attorney Schoech said the opinion would have come out sooner, but was cut off by Mayor Roland. “To come out now, we’re talking about the advertising that had to go on, and you were involved with all those things, for this opinion to come out -I mean, if you tell us this six months ago, I mean, we could have talked to the county and done something different.” Commissioners Pittman and Miller came to Attorney Schoech’s defense, saying no one knew six months ago that this was a problem. “I wouldn’t have supported East Rec six months ago had I known the city was going to have to levee its own assessment,” said Commissioner Miller. Mayor Roland suggested the county would not be opposed to bringing the city in under its code, but said a discussion would be necessary. Ending the meeting, commissioners asked Attorney Schoech to meet with County Attorney Lapp, along with Clewiston City Manager Al Perry, to ask to be put under the county’s recreation code, or at least to discuss the city’s options. After four years of discussion and less than two months in implementation, the fate of the East County Rec agreement now hangs in the air, conditional to the benevolence of the county or the craftiness of the city’s lawyer. GOLFContinued From Page 1 GIFTContinued From Page 1 RECContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ JOSE ZARAGOZAU.S. Sugar donates $200,000 to the community’s youth and senior programs.

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