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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsClewiston High School (CHS) received some good news just in time for the holidays after the preliminary school grades for Florida’s high schools were released earlier this month. CHS gained a full letter grade in 2013, rising from a D to a C, according to the 2013 preliminary school grades released by the Florida Department of Education (DOE). Schools are graded using a 1,600point scale and are based on several factors, including student achievement and learning gains, which account for 50 percent of the grade, as well as other factors, including performance of students in accelerated coursework, the postsecondary readiness of students and the graduation rate of all students. School grades are important indicators as to how well a school is performing. According to DOE, school grades “communicate to the public Editor’s Note: The following is Part 1 of our year in review, highlighting the most interesting stories of 2013.JanuaryGoodwill’s Own Behind $10,000 Theft? When confronted with evidence that she had stolen thousands of dollars from the Goodwill store in Clewiston, 31-year-old Tanya Gosa did not deny the crime. The woman, employed as a cashier, told the store’s loss prevention manager that she had, in fact, deferred anywhere between $80 to $700 from the store’s registers a total of 34 times in two months. BOCC Narrows Search for County Admin Tuesday night’s Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting brought about many different discussions, but perhaps the biggest issue of the night came in the form of the selection of a new county administrator. Out of the many names that each BOCC member submitted, only ve of the nal 20 applicants received a vote from more than just one commissioner. Interim County Administrator Mark Lapp suggested that they interview those nal ve. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsDriving down the secluded twolane road, passing patches of palmetto bushes and premium shing spots, it’s easy to forget -or perhaps hard to imagine -that such a clean, contemporary town has been carved out of the former swampland. Having survived in the Florida swamps to escape European rule and persecution, perhaps it is no surprise that the Seminole Tribe should build a modern city nestled between the rogue wilderness of South-Central Florida. With a little over 3,000 tribal members, the Big Cypress Reservation is home to one of the largest Seminole populations in Florida. A gem hidden between the cypress trees, the reservation features a rodeo and entertainment complex, equipped with 360 acres of land available for concerts and festivals; a large RV resort; Billie Swamp Safari, where visitors can discover plants and animals native to the Florida Everglades, take a ride on a swamp buggy or explore the waterways of the Everglades on an airboat; and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, home to over 30,000 artifacts and archival items, chronicling the history and culture of the Seminole people. Each destination carries with it the uniqueness of the Seminole culture and offers a different experience for visitors. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, which means a place to learn in the Seminole language, is a perfect example of how traditional Seminole culture mingles with 21st century modernity. Located just off the main drag, the Ah-Tah-ThiKi Museum is visually stunning both inside and out. The museum’s modern architecture and cathedral ceilings house centuries old artifacts and 19th century Seminoles dressed in colorful clothing -a juxtaposition of old and T, D V. N A S J F B C P E R D H S C S I SEE CYPRESS 3 SEE YEAR  6 SEE GRADES 3 PHOTO/ JOSE ZARAGOZA CHS Receives Higher Marks2013 Preliminary School Grades see CHS move from D to C Clewiston Year in Review Between the Cypress TreesBig Cypress Reservation offers entertainment for locals and out-of-towners

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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! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 While studying in Strassbourg, I used to pass a church every morning on my way to school. Each morning, thoughts for the day were posted and I’ve forgotten all of them -except one. One morning, I had a chuckle when the sign said, “May you live long enough that your children forgive you!” Yes, parents are expected to be perfect, but they aren’t. Parents are expected to be always fair, but they aren’t. Parents are expected to respond to all of the children’s whims, but they don’t. I was now old enough to give thanks instead to the two wonderful human beings, who out of all kinds of self-sacri ce, giving, doing, making holidays, sitting through movies that must have bored them, tending during illnesses and the rest of it. Perhaps it is the other way around; the children should ask the parents for forgiveness instead. The Christmas story is about a child, helpless, two parents risking life itself in a primitive time to bring Him into the world, taking an arduous journey at the behest of a tyrannical government to be “enrolled,” nding little accommodation when they arrive. Life begins with parents making the sacri ce, and it follows ever after. Why? Because of the love that is embodied in the child: the sel ess, mature love, the outpouring and giving love that comes with adulthood and goes well beyond the childish love of immature years. Christmas is about that kind of love. The Creator-Parent-Father in Heaven, coming to teach, protect, provide for His children. The children may not understand; they will be saying, “feed us!” “make us well,” “take care of our problems,” and the one sent by the Father will do so, guiding, protecting, leading, teaching and nally giving His very life for the children. That is love worth having and nding, that is what God sent into the world at Christmas. A young couple of my acquaintance were undertaking their rst ministry in an isolated community when I was asked to help and oversee. Raymond had just completed his training for ministry, Judy and he had married and were off to a new adventure. Their life and ministry were now new and exciting, full of adventures and full of each other’s love. Judy would say every now and again, “No kids!” I gathered that this would be a disruption in her eyes and a responsibility not yet ready to be undertaken. It was some months later that Judy told me she was expecting, and I could tell by the expression on her face that this was not a welcome thought. I supported as best as I could and resolution replaced a certain kind of disappointment. Some time later, when I visited, the neat little “love-nest” was dotted with children’s toys, a playpen in the living room, things scattered about and it was evident that this was a “home.” Judy was preparing a bath for her daughter, who had picked up the cat and threw it in the tub. The cat casually swam to the side, climbed out, Judy picked it up and dried it and then handed it back to her toddler. The cat took it all in its stride -I guess the toddler wanted her furry friend to share her bath. It was evident that much had changed in this household: a calm healthy child and a normal disarray, and the mother who took it all in her stride spoke volumes to me about the change. I was not surprised when Judy said, “We want another child.” Judy and Raymond showed the meaning of Christmas: the parent who loves and marvels over His creation and wants to share His love with humanity; the Lord who comes out of love for the children, the mature love that goes with all the outpouring of self and giving. “God so loved the world that He gave His onlybegotten Son ... (John 3:15)” -Yes, that’s love. That’s what is being celebrated with the birth of the infant, that’s why the world rejoices. May this be that blessed season once more for us all! If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@ saintmartins-clewiston.org. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATIONChristmas: “God So Loved the World...”BY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church Samuel S. Thomas LIFE BECOMES USELESS AND INSIPID WHEN WE HAVE NO LONGER EITHER FRIENDS OR ENEMIES. QUEEN CHRISTINA Cooler temperatures often bring along the season’s snif es and colds. With a few winter wellness tips, you can prepare for a happier and healthier season, regardless of one’s budget, with the following tips:  Preventive care. A nutritious diet and plenty of rest can help one stay strong this winter, so consider keeping juices, vegetables and fruits in the fridge all winter long. You can improve your nutritional balance and overall wellness with vitamins and supplements. Vitamins and minerals, including immunityboosting Vitamin C and multivitamins, can help combat potential illnesses. You should always talk to your doctor before beginning a supplement regiment.  Stock the medicine cabinet. When illness strikes, the last thing one will want to do is rush to the store. A well-stocked medicine cabinet can save a trip when you are feeling your worst. Keep overthe-counter cold and u relief medications onhand for both day and night, as well as cough suppressant and a general pain reliever. Parents should ensure they have medications suitable for children, too.  Healthy skin. Skin is prone to dryness in winter, so apply moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower. If possible, ditch the scalding hot showers for warm water, as heat can be very drying. Don’t forget that the sun’s rays can be just as potent in winter as in summer, so don’t neglect the sunscreen and lip balm just because of the cool temperatures.  Germ-free. While germs exist year-round, your body may be more susceptible to cold and u viruses in winter. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer.  Soup’s on. Start all winter meals with a warm bowl of soup full of protein, vegetables and liquids. Don’t have the time to make soup from scratch? Healthful and delicious readymade soup can be a great alternative.  Stay active: Don’t let an exercise routine fall by the wayside in winter. Exercise can improve one’s immunity and also help keep winter pounds at bay. Don’t have a gym membership? Gear up with exercise apparel designed for cooler temperatures and pound the pavement or pop in an exercise video at home. With some preparation, staying healthy in winter can be easy and affordable. Winter Wellness TipsPREPARE FOR A HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER SEASON, REGARDLESS OF ONE’S BUDGET, WITH THE FOLLOWING TIPS

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new that excites visitors as they rst cross the museum's threshold. Arriving at the museum, visitors are welcomed by a friendly hostess, who ushers guests into the museum's theater: part one of the interactive museum tour. A short lm tells the history of the Seminole people and illustrates how they foraged their way through the swampland to avoid European domination during the Seminole Wars. The movie helps viewers visualize everyday life for the Seminoles, shows reenactments of battles fought and journeys taken, and includes interviews with tribal members. "We are a people of continuity and of change," says one tribal member. "We are still the unconquered Seminoles." As the movie comes to a close, the tour takes visitors from the dark room of the theater into the brightly colored world of the Seminoles. Dozens of mannequins line the walls of the museum, depicting different aspects of Seminole life in several different exhibits. The mannequins were molded based on actual tribal members and don the traditional Seminole dress, highlighted by vivid colors and unique patterns. Some mannequins sit underneath a chickee and eat a meal of fry bread, while other mannequins practice the art of brain tanning to trade leather with the Europeans. In one exhibit, 15 tribal members come to life as they dance the Cat sh Dance during the Green Corn Ceremony in this automated exhibit. Across from the dance, several members play a friendly game of stick ball. As visitors move their way through the museum, the brightly colored mannequins and ancient artifacts give way to a mile-long boardwalk, which winds its way through the cypress trees. This outdoor nature walk gives visitors more insight into how the Seminole people navigated through the treacherous swamps. Markings on trees and bushes show which plants the Seminoles used for medicine and food; signs show what the plants look like, what they are called and how they are used by the Seminoles. Spanish moss, for example, was used to treat swelling, rheumatism and high blood pressure, while poison ivy was used to make ink and to treat chronic paralysis and liver disease. The boardwalk guides visitors to several different outdoor exhibits, including a living village, where visitors can watch rst hand as tribal members create traditional Seminole goods underneath chickees -the Seminole house made of cypress trees and thatched palm fronds. Passing a eld where cypress trees take the form of 30-foot-long canoes, carved precisely by the skilled hands of the male Seminole, visitors are led back inside the museum to stop inside the gift shop located near the museum entrance. The shop offers beadwork, clothing and jewelry made by Seminole tribe members, as well as other goods from Native American tribes throughout North America. Encompassing the rich history of the Seminole people, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is a visualization of Seminole culture, both old and new. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located at 34725 West Boundary Road on the Big Cypress Reservation and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 how well a school is performing relative to state standards, encouraging its students to participate and succeed in accelerated course offerings, graduating its students and preparing its students for postsecondary education." CHS saw a single letter-grade increase from last year, good news for the school which saw a changeover in management this 2013/14 school year. Principal George Duckstein joined the CHS team at the beginning of the year, taking over for former principal Janice Lee. Before he assumed his position as principal in July 2013, The Clewiston News spoke with Duckstein about the performance of CHS and the 2012 and 2013 school grades. Duckstein said he planned to turn the school grade around by continuing the programs started by Janice Lee and by hiring highly-quali ed teachers who are willing to "give everything they have to the school and the community." "Hopefully, the grade will increase this year, but we will have to see," said Duckstein in the June 2013 interview. "My expectations are still going to be excellence for the students, with a focus on career and college readiness." Months later, Duckstein seems to have gotten his wish -due in large part to the effort of CHS staff, students and the maneuvering of Principal Duckstein himself -a welcome gift at the start of the holiday break. GRADESContinued From Page 1 CYPRESSContinued From Page 1 THE OLDER THE FIDDLER, THE SWEETER THE TUNE. ENGLISH PROVERB PHOTO/ JOSE ZARAGOZA

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013/14 u season is underway, and to make sure they get vaccinated against in uenza. The Department of Health recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the u vaccination each year. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the u while pregnant. The Florida Department of Health has received several reports of pregnant women with in uenza-like illness from around the state, including one con rmed death and four severe cases in which women have been admitted into critical care units. The u vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, the unborn child, and will also help protect babies during the rst months after birth. Pregnant women should also be reminded to get immunized by a u shot injection. Standard dose nasal spray vaccines, while effective for people ages two through 49, are not recommended for use by pregnant women. "It is highly advised that pregnant women receive the in uenza vaccination either before or during pregnancy," said Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for Health and deputy state health of cer for Children's Medical Services (CMS). "Flu can be a serious health concern for both the expecting mother and her unborn child. Pregnant women should take all precautionary steps possible to protect themselves and their babies against in uenza this season." Additional u prevention steps include washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. Symptoms of the u include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms should see her primary care provider immediately for guidance on treatment. For more information on pregnant women and in uenza, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm. Flu vaccines are offered at many locations, including doctor's of ces, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers and by many employers and schools. It is important for individuals and their family members to get a u vaccine every year. Check with a health care provider, the local county health department or visit http://www. oridahealth. gov/prevention-safety-and-wellness/ flu-prevention/locate-a-flu-shot.html to search for a location to receive a u vaccine. The Department of Health protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. To learn more about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Flu Vaccination is Important for Pregnant WomenReports of pregnant women with in uenza-like illness from around the state, including one con rmed death The numbers are staggering -25.8 million people, representing 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's one in every 12 people, and the numbers may have soared even higher since these statistics were gathered. For those living with the disease, preventing and treating complications associated with diabetes is critical. One serious complication is diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), which affects 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes. Since those with DPN don't generally experience symptoms at rst, it often goes undiagnosed until the condition worsens. "If left untreated, diabetic neuropathies can cause disabling chronic pain, increase the risk of falling in the elderly and trigger foot ulcers that may even require amputation," warns Shai Gozani, CEO of NeuroMetrix, a medical device company that develops homeuse and point-of-care devices for the treatment and management of diabetic neuropathies. The American Diabetes Association recommends getting an annual screening to detect DPN before it leads to Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN). Individuals should ask their doctor about a new, fast and accurate test, DPNCheck, which may aid in the early detection and con rmation of DPN. "With proper, early clinical intervention, more positive outcomes are possible," says Gozani. Unfortunately, despite best efforts, many people with diabetes will develop PDN and require additional therapy. "Staying on top of symptoms and their causes is important for early diagnosis and prompt treatment of PDN," says Gozani. Gozani advises those living with diabetes who are wondering if they have PDN to ask themselves if they have any of these symptoms: Burning, stabbing or shooting pain in the feet or legs. Pain during walking, as though one is walking barefoot on marbles or hot sand. A persistent achy feeling in the feet. Pain in the feet or legs that makes falling asleep and waking up dif cult. Pain in the feet or legs that makes you depressed or anxious. Individuals experiencing any of these symptoms, should make an appointment with their health care provider to get a proper diagnosis. Your doctor may prescribe medications that can help control the pain. Be sure to ask a health care provider about emerging chronic pain relief options, which provide non-narcotic, non-addictive complements to pain medications. These include the SENSUS Pain Management System, an electrical nerve stimulator that is lightweight, wearable under clothing and the rst of its kind to be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to be used during sleep. Since many patients with PDN report trouble falling and staying asleep, a fast-acting treatment that can be worn during sleep is a much needed solution. Don't ignore the potential complications of diabetes and don't wait to experience symptoms before taking action. Early detection and subsequent treatment can help one manage conditions that can be debilitating and painful. Questions to Ask the Doctor about Diabetes and Pain

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on January 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. e LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. e recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be m ade to the Board of County Commissioners for nal consideration at a public hearing. is hearing will be held on January 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Petition Number: SE13-0005 Applicant: James D. Hull, represented by AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW THE CONTINUATION OF EARTH MINING ON TWO ACRES +/IN THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Location: Along the east side of CR 833, approximately 6 miles south of CR 832. Property size: mine site is approximately 2 acres. Request: e applicant is requesting a Special Exception to allow the operation of an earth mine operation and to sell the excess material. Legal description of subject property: Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announces the launch of the State Surgeon General’s Worksite Wellness Recognition Program. The program recognizes more than 400 organizations that have achieved a third party award or recognition for workplace wellness during the 2013 calendar year. These organizations will receive a letter and certi cate from DOH to acknowledge and thank them for the steps they have taken to make Florida the healthiest state in the nation.“The worksite is an important environment for health,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong, MD, FACS. “Florida’s businesses and diverse organizations play crucial roles in promoting healthy weight for their employees.” Full-time workers in the U.S. who are healthy greatly reduce their chance of developing chronic health problems. Building a healthy workforce allows Florida’s businesses to minimize the current rate of absenteeism caused by unhealthy employees. Today, health-related absenteeism causes an estimated loss of more than $153 billion in productivity annually. Due to the unsustainable costs associated with unhealthy employees, many employers are recognizing their role in creating healthy work environments that make it easier for employees to make healthy choices. Maintaining a healthier workforce can lower direct costs, such as insurance premiums and worker’s compensation claims. Healthier employees also decrease absenteeism and increase worker productivity. Expanding the role of employers in promoting a healthy lifestyle is an important goal of DOH’s Healthiest Weight Florida initiative. Healthiest Weight Florida, launched in January of 2013, is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-pro t organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida’s children and adults make informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about the State Surgeon General’s Worksite Wellness Recognition Program, please visit www.HealthiestWeightFL.com. DOH protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www. FloridaHealth.gov. DOH Launches State Surgeon General’s Wellness Program400 organizations have achieved a third party award or recognition for workplace wellness in 2013 At the start of a new year, many American families begin looking for ways to cut spending in order to pay bills accrued during the holidays. Some helpful advice from the discount experts at Dollar General can help individuals save money to allocate toward credit card payments at the start of 2014, and set them on a path to save all year long.Switch and SaveFor the items used most, like laundry detergent and paper towels, switch to retailers’ private brands, which offer great quality at more affordable prices. Chances are, the quality is as good as its national brand competitor.Grocery SavingsWhile individuals can dramatically limit spending in certain areas, expenses like groceries, are a must. To make sure dollars are wellspent, look for brands that carry a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. A 100 percent guarantee means individuals can take the item back to the store for a refund if not completely satis ed.Digital Coupons and OffersDigital coupons are becoming increasingly popular with retailers. Sign up to receive coupons and special online offers via text message, or search for retailers’ apps on smartphones. For social media users, look for exclusive deals available through Facebook and Twitter pages. With these easy tips, it will be easy to save money this New Year without sacri cing quality on daily and weekly needs. Resolve to Cut Spending on Your Daily Expenses Rock Solid Christian Academy is hosting a 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the school location. Rock Solid Christian Academy is located at 401 SW 4th St. in Okeechobee. Please sign up online at active.com or print a registration form from rscasoldiers.com. The rst 100 participants will receive a longsleeved 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 last day to sign up is Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 2:59 a.m. For more information, please call 863-7631847 or visit the organizer’s website at http:// rscasoldiers.com. RSCA Resolution Run

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Window Ajar, Child Missing “We were all walking and then we saw something small running and went over to investigate,” said Sergeant Justin Spence with the Clewiston Police Department. “That was when we realized that we had found her.” Late Sunday night, shortly after being put to bed, two-year-old Denise Hernandez was reported missing from her home in Immokalee. She had been sleeping with three other children in the room when her parents went to check on her before going to sleep. However, instead of nding their daughter, they discovered something more sinister: the window was ajar and their child was missing. In Wake of Mysterious Death, Man is Remembered Boisy Jackson was a father to two children, a grandfather to many grandchildren, and a friend to all who encountered him. Though memories of him will linger with those who knew him, the events that Mr. Jackson endured in his home on Thursday, Jan. 17, may never be forgotten. Clewiston Welcomes New Library Director Upon initially meeting Clewiston Public Library’s new Library Director, Ava Barrett, residents will nd an educated and caring woman who is very passionate about the role that she will have in the future well being of the library.FebruarySuspect in Murder and Arson Case Found Guilty A grisly homicide which shook Hendry County residents nearly ve years ago has nally gone through trial and received a verdict. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 17, 2007, the Montura Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call reporting a re located inside of a Montura residence. While putting out the ames, re ghters stumbled on a shocking discovery: located in the center of the re was a deceased man with his hands and feet bound together. Strickland Guilty of Coersion? Former Hendry County Supervisor of Elections of cial, Lucretia Strickland, is currently facing charges of extortion for allegedly using her position to in uence the results of an election. BOCC Rejects All County Administrator Applicants Starting off the new year without a county administrator was surely not the plan that Board of County Commissioners had in mind. However, with Judi Kennington-Korf’s resignation, they didn’t have much say in the matter. Commissioners began looking for somebody to ll the empty position immediately and after receiving more than 50 applicants, narrowed it down to the nalists, which were asked to attend a reception on Feb. 12 to help commissioners get to know them a little bit better. ‘Don’t Question My Integrity,’ Mayor Tells Commissioner The discussion regarding who would be lling the empty city manager position at the Feb. 21 city commission meeting lead to Commissioner Rick Miller inadvertently questioning Commissioners Julio Rodriguez, Mali Gardner, and Mayor Phillip Roland’s ability to follow the Sunshine Law -which prohibits them from speaking to one another regarding commission matters outside of a public hearing.MarchUniversity Orchestra, CHS Band Combine for Mega Concert Katie Wilson, music education teacher and band director for Clewiston High School, found the original Everglades Sugar March, a U.S. Sugar commissioned work by Italian-born composer Frank Sturchio. It’s been buried for nearly 75 years. Wilson brought it back to the light of day, and not only is the CHS band going to play it, but Wilson’s bringing in the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra in a one-show-only Mega Concert at Clewiston High School. HRMC Goes Into High Gear in Carbon Monoxide Response Hendry Regional Medical Center was put on high alert on Friday, March 8, after a carbon monoxide leak sent 25 people to its emergency room. Extra doctors and nurses rushed in to treat the farm laborers who had inhaled high levels of the deadly gas from a forklift that was being operated inside of a closed warehouse. Clewiston Delays Hire of Manager After Allegations of Wrongdoing Clewiston citizens packed into city hall on March 18 for the city commission meeting, which many thought would result in a new city manager. However, that was not the case. When it came time to discuss the nal three candidates and take a vote, Mayor Phillip Roland had other information that he wanted to bring to light. “Actually, before we go into this, I was called ... Friday, and was informed that myself, Commissioner [Mali] Gardner and Commissioner [Julio] Rodriguez are being investigated for Sunshine [Law] violation,” he stated. Mayor Roland believes the issue has to do with the possible selection of Al Perry as city manager -a widely circulated rumor. Airglades Issues to Forefront The future of Airglades Airport remains a sticking point for the county commission and for AIA, the private group interested in procuring it. At Tuesday night’s county commission meeting, a representative of AIA, the group interested in taking over Airglades, stepped up to explain its position. The airport is to be a public/private partnership in which AIA has already put some $3 million. In a recent discussion, the FAA pointed out a list of issues with the plan to privatize Airglades. Without reconciliation of these FFA issues soon, AIA will “pull the plug” on the deal, he told the board.AprilAl Perry Named City Manager “I think it’s time to move on,” stated Commissioner Rodriguez. “I’m going to go ahead and make a motion to hire Al Perry as our city manager.” The vote was quickly decided, and passed, 3-2. The motion also included for Perry to meet with the negotiation team to discuss the contract agreement, which was discussed further after the vote was of cial. Commissioners were discussing what should be laid out in the contract when Perry came to the podium and stated “If you’re willing to take a chance on me, I’ll work for a year without a contract.” Pete Walker Leaves Glades Day for CHS Long time head football coach for Glades Day school, Pete Walker, has of cially accepted the position as head coach for Clewiston High School. Suspicious Canteen Treated as a Potential Bomb Residents along Cypress Avenue were in for a surprise the night of April 12, as they were evacuated from their homes due to a possible bomb threat. It began when Marie H. Miller, who was babysitting in the area, went to check the mail for the owner of the home. Upon opening the mailbox, Miller was surprised to nd what she described as an old-style canteen. Of cer Deploys Taser in Crowd What began as a Friday night out at Brenda’s Place quickly turned into chaos, when an argument resulted in Deputy Ricky Garcia with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO) discharging his taser into a crowded area.MayInactive Grenade Shuts Down Walmart Chaos erupted this morning at 3:19 a.m., when a Walmart employee noticed what appeared to be a hand grenade located on top of a payphone just outside of the store. The Clewiston Police Department and Fire Rescue were dispatched immediately after the employee noti ed management of the suspicious item, with the Palm Beach County Bomb Squad and Special Fire Unit arriving on the scene shortly thereafter. Two Life Sentences in Montura Murder Case Last January 24, Vernon Stevens was found guilty by a jury of rst degree murder, rst degree arson, and robbery with a deadly weapon. On February 7, after a week-long penalty phase and just 20 minutes of deliberation, the same jury recommended life without the possibility of parole. Suspect Found in Hand Grenade Incident The Clewiston Police Department made headway last week when a suspect was identied in the case involving a hand grenade, which was placed on top of a phone booth outside of Walmart on April 25. On May 2, the CPD received vital information about the hand grenade. The department’s communication center received a 911phone call from a man who claimed he had information regarding the case. An Uncertain Future for Local Citrus Industry? “The industry will never be what it was, but Florida orange juice isn’t going to go away,” said an optimistic Ricke Kress, president of Southern Gardens Citrus, in response to the threat of citrus greening, a disease that has been devastating the world’s citrus industry for over a decade. Citrus greening is a bacterial disease spread by insects called Asian citrus psyllids. The psyllids infect citrus trees as they feed on the trees’ leaves and stems. Once a tree is infected, there is no cure. Unemployment Dips into Single Digits Hendry County’s unemployment rate has fallen into the single digits for the rst time since May 2008, according to a report released in May by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT SCHOOL475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 € Phone: (863) 983-1511APPLIED WELDING TECHNOLOGIESSemester 1: JANUARY 27 JUNE 9, 2014 Class Days: Monday Friday € Class Hours: 7:30 am 12:30 pm € Instructor: David Link Clewiston Adult & Community School is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in regards to race, color, age, ses, national origin, or disability. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 YEARContinued From Page 1 C r A DIPLOMAT IS A MAN WHO ALWAYS REMEMBERS A WOMAN’S BIRTHDAY BUT NEVER REMEMBERS HER AGE. FROST

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on January 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. e LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. e recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be m ade to the Board of County Commissioners for nal consideration at a public hearing. is hearing will be held on January 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Petition Number: SE13-0004 Applicant: St. Matthews House, Inc., represented by Neale Montgomery, Pavese Law Firm, and D. Wayne Arnold, Q. Grady Minor and Associates, P.A. Location: 1563 Oxbow Drive (plus two adjacent parcels), LaBelle, FL Project size: 7.62 +/acres Request: e applicant is requesting a Special Exception to allow religious and institutional uses within the General Agriculture (A-2) and High Intens ity Commercial (C-3) zoning districts. Specically, a substance abuse recovery program including training for the participants will be operated along with a conference center. Legal description of subject property: DESCRIPTION PORT LABELLE INN … HENDRY COUNTY A PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 793, PAGE 520 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND A PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 795, PAGE 724 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 2, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 893931Ž EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 99.19 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 795, PAGE 724 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG THE BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS FOR THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES AND DISTANCES; LEAVING SAID NORTH LINE, SOUTH 003652Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 349.86 FEET; THENCE NORTH 893833Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 99.11 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS AND THE SOUTH LINE OF THE LANDS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 793, PAGE 520 OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS, IN AND THROUGH SAID SECTION 2, NORTH 893833Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 787.71 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 793, PAGE 520; THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS FOR THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES AND DISTANCES NORTH 225538Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 230.98 FEET; THENCE NORTH 000019Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 137.37 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID NORTH LINE SOUTH 893931Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 875.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTAINING 7.62 ACRES, MORE OR LESS Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 Ranch Rodeo Contest SUBMITTED PHOTOKeiana Lynch, of Clewiston, gets ready for the “pee wee barrel race.” SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured is the trailer loading event with (from front to back) Jade Ortiz, Jasmine West, Ruby Blumin and Iviana Lynch during the Dec. 15 rodeo contest. SUBMITTED PHOTOTeam M & M from M & M Stables in Davie, Florida. The only all-girls team and the ranch rodeo. Pictured is the steer decorating event with Iviana lynch, Jasmine West, Jade Ortiz, Kate Koptenko and Ruby Blumin.

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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 26, 2013 Livestock Life 4H Club used their head, heart, health and hands to bless ve families in the community with Christmas dinner baskets. Not all members are pictured.Head, Heart, Health and HandsSUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO

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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 $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 Employment Full TimeDRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Employment Full TimeTECHNICAL 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. Employment Full TimeMechanic Needed 5 yrs. experience Own tools Repair grove equipment such as tractors, mowers, trucks. Bene ts provided (health, life, 401K) dental/vision at some cost Mon-Fri (some weekends) 7am 4pm send resume to: dimas margarita@yahoo.com or fax to: 239/369-2267 Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeSemi-Drivers Needed 5 yrs. experience FLA CDL A License Required Background/drivers license check Clean Drivers License Hours & Days Vary (wknds) Bene ts provide (Health,Life,401K) (Dental & Vision as some cost) Send resume: dimas margarita@yahoo.com or Fax: 239/369-7794 Business Opportunities 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. Guns/Supplies Gun & Knife Show LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave SR 80W LaBelle, FL Sat, Dec. 28, 9-5 Sun, Dec. 29, 9-4 Admission $5.00 Free Parking CWP classes $50. 11am or 1pm daily Tele: 239-223-3370GunShowsFlorida.comBuy Sell Trade Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 Thanks to research, nearly 90 percent of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia are now cured. But the need for support research is still critical. Leukemia affects more children than any other cancer, so the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School and Youth Programs provide a meaningful way for kids to help other kids. During the months of January and February, Eastside Elementary, Westside Elementary, Central Elementary and Clewiston Middle School will be participating in the Pennies for Patients Program. Students will be taking home individual change boxes to ll and then pour into classroom containers. The change can come from friends or relatives or underneath the couch cushions. Each school has its own online fundraising page, which can be found at http://pbf.sy.llsevent. org. Each year thousands of students across the country learn about the value of community service while raising money to help nd cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Students spend three weeks contributing their spare change and participating in other special fundraising events. The school and youth programs also include special lesson plans that support service learning and character education within the classroom. Across the United States and Canada, more than 27,000 schools -nearly 16 million students from kindergarten to high school -participated in the programs during the 2012/13 school year, raising more than $27 million to help fund blood cancer research and patient services. “It’s inspiring to see an entire town of young people volunteer and really care about helping others,” said Stacy Hewitt, School and Youth Program campaign manager. “It’s a program that is truly meaningful because kids learn that their efforts really make a difference.” School and Youth Programs include: Pennies for Patients: Value-building program for elementary and secondary schools. Students collect funds, starting with their own spare change, used to support the research and patient services programs of the Society. Pasta for Pennies, presented by Olive Garden: Similar to Pennies for Patients, this program is sponsored by Olive Garden Restaurant. Students collect spare change and the class raising the most money in each school receives a pasta party courtesy of Olive Garden. Olive Garden also hosts kickoff luncheons for representatives of participating schools in each city and provides marketing support and materials for the program. The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer helps children return to school and other activities once their treatments are over. For more information on the School and Youth Programs, or to learn how to register your school, visit www.schoolandyouth.org, or contact the local Palm Beach Area Chapter, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3230 Commerce Place, Suite B, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Area Students Join the Fight against Blood CancerClewiston kids making big change by collecting small change for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 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.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 and a chance to win $500. Cow Patty Bingo will be held at the Elks Lodge’s Five Acre Field, located on S. Francisco Street in Clewiston, on Jan. 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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.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. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATIONACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, MORE THAN 27,000 SCHOOLS, NEARLY 16 MILLION STUDENTS FROM KINDERGARTEN TO HIGH SCHOOL, PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAMS... RAISING MORE THAN $27 MILLION TO HELP FUND BLOOD CANCER RESEARCH AND PATIENT SERVICES.

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Houses RentFURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT $75/week. Utilities included, Call 863-509-0096 or 863-258-8738 HOUSES FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 BA in Clewiston. $800 to $900 per month. 863-983-2841 Moore Haven Rentals Furn. or unfurn. 3BR/2 BA doublewide with addition, deck on front & back, 1/3 acre, Oak trees, $750/mo. 3BR/2BA block home, ceramic tile oors, deck, corner lot, $850. Call (863) 509-0096 MOORE HAVEN Yacht Club, 55+ community. 2BR, 2BA, Includes lawn maintenance, pool. $600 mo. + $600 security. (863)234-8473 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 OF MEETINGS 2014 CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Clewiston Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 350 W. Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 01/15/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 02/19/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 03/19/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 04/16/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 05/21/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 06/18/2014 2:00 P.M. Landowner Mtg. 07/16/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 07/16/2014 Following LO Board Meeting 08/20/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 09/17/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 10/15/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 11/19/2014 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 2:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 26th day of December, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT 458088 CN 12/26/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Shore Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 01/15/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 02/19/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 03/19/2014 9:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 04/16/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 04/16/2014 Following LO Board Meeting 05/21/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 06/18/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 07/16/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 08/20/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 09/17/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/15/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/19/2014 9:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 9:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 26th day of December, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 458058 SUN 12/26/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Pahokee Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 01/15/2014 9:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 02/19/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 02/19/2014 Following LO Board Meeting 03/19/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 04/16/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 05/21/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 06/18/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 07/16/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 08/20/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 09/17/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/15/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/19/2014 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 9:30 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 26th day of December, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 458060 SUN 12/26/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTS Pelican Lake Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 01/15/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 02/19/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 03/19/2014 10:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 04/16/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 04/16/2014 Following LO Board Meeting 05/21/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 06/18/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 07/16/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 08/20/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 09/17/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/15/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/19/2014 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 10:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 26th day of December, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 458061 SUN 12/26/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2013-CP-102-CPAXMX IN RE: JEANNINE RUTH MILLICAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JEANNINE RUTH MILLICAN, deceased, whose date of death was September 20, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division; File No. 2013-CP-102-CPAXMX, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., Lebelle, Florida 33935. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or liquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS December 26, 2013. Petitioner THOMAS BEN MILLICAN, JR. 491 Clark Street LeBelle, Florida 33935 Attorney for Petitioner: D. Michael Lins, Esquire Florida Bar No. 435899 LINS LAW GROUP, P.A. 14497 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 160-N Tampa, FL 33618 Ph. (813) 386-5768 Fax (813) 968-9426 Primary E-mail: mike@linslawgroup.com Secondary E-Mail: kris@linslawgroup.com 458935 CN 12/26/2013 1/2/2014 Public Notice 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 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 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 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 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT South Florida Conservancy District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 01/15/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 02/19/2014 11:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 03/19/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 03/19/2014 Following LO Board Meeting 04/16/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 05/21/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 06/18/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 07/16/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 08/20/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 09/17/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/15/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/19/2014 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 11:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 26th day of December, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 458090 SUN 12/26/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT South Shore Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 01/15/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 02/19/2014 10:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 03/19/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 03/19/2014 Following LO Board Meeting 04/16/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 05/21/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 06/18/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 07/16/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 08/20/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 09/17/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/15/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/19/2014 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 10:30 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 26th day of December, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 458090 SUN 12/26/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Beach Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 01/15/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 02/19/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 03/19/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 04/16/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 05/21/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 06/18/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 07/16/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 08/20/2014 8:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 09/17/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 09/17/2014 Following LO Board Meeting 10/15/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/19/2014 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 8:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 26th day of December, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 458057 SUN 12/26/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO BIO NITROGEN CORPORATION Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to the Ad Valorem Tax Exemption granted to Bio Nitrogen Corporation entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO BIO NITROGEN CORPORATION PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 2013-18 TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE BENEFITED PARTY TO BIONITROGEN PLANT FL HENDRY, LLC; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 458810 CN/CB 12/26/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on January 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will conduct two separate public hearings on the LDC amendment: 1) January 28, 2014, at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL; and 2) February 11, 2014, at 5:05 p.m ., at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL. The recommendations of the LPA will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners at these hearings. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Applicant: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 1-53-3.7, AGRICULTURAL TRANSITIONAL DISTRICT; SPECIFICALLY TO DEEM NON-VESTED, NONCONFORMING LOTS (IDENTIFIED ON OCTOBER 22, 2013) AS VESTED, AND REMOVE THE VESTED RIGHTS DETERMINATION PROCESS FOR NONCONFORMING LOTS OF RECORD; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 458836 CN/CB 12/26/2013 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL475 E. Osceola, Avenue € Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 Fax: (863) 983-1517WINTER SEMESTER 2013-2014 January 7, 2014 March 27, 2014 Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY NIGHT-TIME CLASSES Tuition (Check or Money Order)Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-211 Mon&Wed 01/08/14 03/26/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Linda Mosely Day Lab ABE 9900004-212 Tues&Thurs 01/07/14 03/27/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Kimberly Scruggs Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-211 Mon&Wed 01/08/14 03/26/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Linda Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-212 Tues&Thurs 01/07/14 03/27/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Kimberly Scruggs Day Lab ESOL 9900040-211 Tues&Thurs 01/07/14 03/27/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 Cynthia De Las Salas Monturas Club House ESOL 9900040-212 Mon&Wed 01/08/14 03/26/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Danielle Jean C.A.S. ESOL 9900040-213 Tues&Thurs 01/07/14 03/27/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Carole Schroeder C.A.S. Club House CONTINUING WORKFORCE EDUCATION CLASSES Tuition (Check or Money Order)Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher N/A T .B.D. T.B.D. T.B.D. 8:30am3 :00pm FREE Hellen Burton T.B.D. Welding PMT0011-16 Mon-Fri 01/27/14 06/09/14 7:30am-12:30pm $1,036.85 David Link CMSHendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Garry Ensor Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 An Act of KindnessAs part of their community outreach, Westside Elementary School students brought bags of canned food to the Compassion Avenue Community Food Bank after caroling at the Palm Terrace nursing home in Clewiston. SUBMITTED PHOTO Eastside’s Razzle Dazzle Hollywood Style ChristmasOn Dec. 5 Staff, students and parents ushered in the 2013 Christmas season with great food, songs and fellowship. It was a Razzle Dazzled Evening. We at Eastside would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOAva Barrett, Clewiston Library director, was amazed with the Christmas decorations when she returned from a City Commission meeting. BY EMILY DRAKE Green umbs Garden ClubDuring the rst week of December, the Clewiston Green Thumbs Garden Club decorated the City Library with all-natural materials, a project they have been doing for many years. At one fall meeting, the club spends time crafting new decorations and repairing the ones which have been stored. Visit the library to see the transformation from the daily look to the amazing Christmas season. Anyone interested in joining a garden club should call Karen Cochrane, president, at 863-983-2650. Green Thumbs Garden Club Decorates City Library

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013 What’s in a name? Apparently a lot, as popular baby names from year-to-year can reveal broader cultural trends. According to BabyCenter’s recently released annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, more than half of moms say they found name inspiration in people they know. “We’re seeing a growing desire among new parents to choose names with personal meaning. Grandparents are the number one source of inspiration,” says Linda Murray, global editor-inchief of BabyCenter, the number one pregnancy and parenting digital resource. Despite new naming inclinations, contemporary favorites still reign supreme. Jackson moved up one spot to claim the top boy’s name, ending Aiden’s eight-year reign, and Sophia held tight as leader of the girls. While family in uence is on the rise, pop culture still has major effects on naming trends. For example, Duck Dynasty, the most-watched nonction series in cable history, is making a splash, with names like Korie, Mia, Sadie and Phil rising in the ranks. Likewise, many Americans glanced across the pond, taking a cue from the royal family -“George” and its variations were extra popular this year for boys and girls. The Top 100 Baby Names of the Year Announced COURTESY PHOTO The cost of raising a child is on the rise, according to the “2013 U.S. Cost of Raising a Child” report, conducted by BabyCenter.com, the number one pregnancy and parenting mobile and web destination worldwide. The report nds that parents spend an average of $13,000 annually on their kids. And while about two-thirds of moms feel that parents are spending too much, the vast majority of them are very optimistic about their future -the number of moms worried about having enough money to raise their children has declined approximately 10 percent in the last year. “Children are expensive, but couples aren’t letting that hold them back from starting a family,” says Carmen Wong Ulrich, a BabyCenter. com nancial expert. “They’re exploring different ways of saving, such as moving back in with their parents or accepting money from in-laws. These can be good short-term solutions for couples getting started.” To gain insight into their nances and take steps toward nancial independence, parents can use a free budgeting tool, such as BabyCenter.com’s Cost Calculator. More information about the “Cost of Raising a Child” report is available at www.BabyCenter. com/child-cost. Financially Prepared for Parenthood?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 $349mofor 39 month lease$299mofor 39 month lease$299mofor 39 month lease $27,680 2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X2 2014 CHRYSLER 300 2014 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRYNEW NEW NEWIntroducing the all NEW 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Edition In Stock C144535 Stk#C169045 Stk#E142037 Stk#E357142 3.2L v6, auto, 8.4” touchscreen radio *Price plus tax tag title $699 dealer fee. Above leases are with $2,999 due at signing to well quali ed buyers. 12,000 miles per year w/ .25 charge for excess. Plus tax, tag, title acquisition fee. Includes rst payment, $0 security deposit. Residency restrictions apply. artwork for illustration purposes only, color maybe di erent disclosure needs --with approved credit, dealer not responsible for typographical errors. O er ends 12/31/13 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 26, 2013