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The Clewiston news
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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe drivers of an SUV and tractor trailer emerged from a two-vehicle accident unscathed on Christmas Day, according to information released by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. At around 1 p.m. on Dec. 25, re ghters responded to an accident on U.S. 27 near the Crooked Hook RV Resort. According to re rescue, a tractor trailer rolled over onto its side on the highway. Witnesses at the scene stated after the semi rolled onto its side, an SUV drove through the semi's trailer. Fire rescue did not state why the tractor trailer initially rolled over. Miraculously, all occupants of the BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsShots rang out on Christmas Day after what police described as a family feud turned violent, according to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department. The incident occurred near the corner of Bond Street and Aztec Avenue in Clewiston on Dec. 25. According to the report, at around 10:45 a.m., 22-year-old David Jones, of Live Oak, Fla., pulled up to the location in a silver BMW driven by his friend and accompanied by his girlfriend, 21year-old Keneshia Odoms, of Clewiston. Odoms' mother was parked in her blue Chevrolet pickup truck at the location when she and Jones arrived. According to the report, Odom's mother told police that Jones and Odoms got out of the BMW and walked towards her truck. Jones then allegedly said he going to "kill her a--" and shot three or four times at the pickup truck before the mother ed the scene in her truck. Police investigation of the scene found a bullet hole in the pickup truck's passenger side door, glass shards on the passenger seat and a "spent projectile" in the road about two-hundred feet from where the pickup truck was parked when the incident happened. In a sworn taped statement, the mother testi ed that Jones and Odoms came after her for the rims on her truck, which she and Odoms had purchased together. She also stated that she was in fear for her life and Editor’s Note: The following is Part 2 of our year in review, highlighting the most interesting stories of 2013.JuneThe Search for Shooter Continues The Clewiston Police Department said they have identi ed and issued arrest warrants for two suspects involved in a shooting that left two people injured in Clewiston last month. The shooting, which happened around 5:40 p.m. on May 23, took place at the intersection of Aztec Ave and Deane Duff Ave in Clewiston. According to a report released by police, the shooting occurred after an altercation between two parties turned physical, ending in gun re that injured two people. Lightning Strike on Lake ‘O’ Kills Man A day out on Lake Okeechobee turned deadly for one West Palm Beach man, who was killed after lightning struck his boat on Saturday, June 8. According to Public Information Of cer Carli Segelson, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), Thomas King Brown, 56, and Aaron E. Singleton, 57, both from West Palm Beach, were boating on Lake Okeechobee near Coot Bay as a thunderstorm approached. HC Lost Under Gov. Scott’s Radar "If I had to bet a dollar, [the governor] didn't have a clue what we were talking about," said Commissioner Al Perry at the Board of County Commissioners' regular meeting on June 11. Commissioner Perry voiced concern that Hendry County was being lost under Governor Scott's radar after a meeting with the governor about Airglades International Airport. Fishing Tournaments Are Not Just For Marinas Junior bass shermen fought the rain to compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation Florida High School Series held at Roland Martin Marina and Resort in Clewiston on June 22 and 23. The Junior Bass Tournament was attended by 90 families from across the state. Mayor Philip Roland commented on the impact that these kinds of events have on the community. "The thing that everybody has to understand is that all the restaurants and all the living facilities in Clewiston are touched T, J V. N C P C E P T Y S I SEE YEAR 9 SEE CRASH 3 SEE GUNFIRE 3 Clewiston Year in Review SUBMITTED PHOTOLocal wrestlers continue competing in tournaments. Pictured on the top row are Gary Adkins, Janet Reyes, Josh Johnson, Zeke Bryant, Bradley Bellew, Joe Hernandez, Jared Escorcia, Matt Johnson and Michael Willis. Pictured on the bottom row are Ian Stone, Curtis Clay Jr., Matthew Vary, Cristian Montes, Oscar Matamoros, Michael Counts and Renaldy Tapia. See page 12 for full story. Zeke Bryant and Joe Hernandez Go Undefeated at Immokalee Duals Feud Over Car Rims Results in Gun reDaughter’s boyfriend allegedly shoots at her mother to steal rims SUV Crashes Through SemiChristmas-day accident on U.S. 27

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Not a Trivial PursuitBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThe world is full of fascinating facts. Did you know that your foot is the same length as your forearm and your nose is about the same length as your thumb? Kissing helps prevent tooth decay. Laughter is a proven way to lose weight, and you will weigh less if you weigh at full moon. People only use about 35 percent of their brain when thinking, but regardless of how much you use your brain, you won’t be able to fold a normal size piece of paper in half more than 7 times, nor can you hum if you plug your nose and close your mouth. However, blueberry juice will boost your memory. Trivia buffs know that when cats are happy or pleased, they squeeze their eyes shut and that the elephant is the only animal with four knees, but is also the only animal who can’t jump (which might be a good thing!) If you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it!) The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers in the US. (I don’t even want to go there!) It’s interesting to know that a sheet of Bounce in your belt loop will repel mosquitoes or that two-thirds of all people tip their heads to the right when kissing. But what does all of that mean in the long run? Maybe 15 minutes of fame on Jeopardy. Knowledge is a wonderful thing, but it’s one thing to have knowledge and another to have wisdom. Wisdom is the application of knowledge. Wisdom is knowing what to do with all of that stuff oating around in our brains. The Bible tells us, “Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Another translation puts it, “Make the best use of your time, despite the dif culties of these days.” One of the differences between living foolishly and living wisely is what we do with the time we have. A breakdown of the average life of 75 years goes something like this: sleep 25 years; work 16.7 years; TV 9.3 years; eating seven years; travel six years; leisure 4.5 years; illness four years; dressing two years; religion half a year. So, is this how we spend our lives? Eating for seven years, spending two years getting dressed, or one-third of our lives sleeping? Someone once told me that the tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin living it. We need to start living our lives wisely. If I live to be 75 years old, I have about 6,967 days left to live. That’s all, just 6967 days. So, I need to manage myself within the time I have left. But wait a minute! I may not have that many days left! We have no guarantee of even one more day to live. No one has the guarantee that tomorrow will come for him. All anyone has is right now. Consequently, our time on this earth is valuable because it’s very limited. Once a minute is gone it’s gone and gone for good. We don’t have rewind buttons. We can’t go back and replay our lives, and we aren’t guaranteed to have the same chances next year to make up for those we failed to take this year. What will make a difference is how we use the hours that we have left; to take the knowledge that each of us has and apply it with wisdom to make the most of the time we have remaining. Today is the rst day of the rest of our lives. Let us live each day to its fullest, prioritizing and remembering what is really important. If we do that our lives will not be a trivial pursuit.Defending Your FaithCLEWISTON — How can you defend your faith in a world that casts doubt? How can you answer the doubter, the skeptic and the atheist? A special Sunday night series will be presented at Community Christian Church, located on 201 N Francisco Street, Clewiston FL. The series begins January 12, at 6 p.m. with each session being about one hour in length. Subjects to be covered are:  What is Christian Apologetics?  How can we answer the doubters?  Is the text of the Bible accurate and trustworthy?  How do we know the people, places, and events of the Bible are true?  How can God be in all places at the same time?  How can God here millions of prayers at the same time?  What is the Nature and Reality of this world and universe?  Can we know for sure that Jesus did rise from the dead? Session will be led by Mr. Jon Loftis and Dr. E. Arlin Bolejack. Running a home can be a full-time job. Unfortunately, many people don’t have that kind of time. This new year, resolve to check off all the items on your to-do list without working harder. You can accomplish this by nding smarter solutions to maintain your home ef ciently. Pest Control When it comes to pest control, a false sense of security during the cooler months can get you in trouble, as all homes are susceptible to pest invasion year-round. The experts at Terminix say the best way to prevent rodents from entering your home is by sealing holes and cracks outside your home. Install a good, thick weatherstrip on the bottom of all doors. Be sure the door from the garage is sealed extra tight. If you’re using rewood indoors, never bring more inside than you need at one time. Firewood can harbor insects like beetles, spiders, ladybugs, ants, cockroaches and centipedes. It’s important to have a professional periodically inspect for signs of pests and take preventative control measures. System Maintenance Creating monthly and annual maintenance schedules for your home’s major systems and appliances can save you time and money later, according to the experts at American Home Shield. Start by adding these tasks to your monthly calendar: clean the dishwasher drains to prevent clogs and breakdowns, ush the garbage disposal with water and baking soda to prevent odor and grime, and change the lters for your air conditioner and heating system to improve air quality. Annual maintenance should include checking your washer’s hoses for leaks, cleaning the lint from your dryer ductwork, caulking leaks around windows and doors, and having your heating and cooling systems professionally serviced. Look into home warranty plans with a broad network of professional service contractors and the ability to place service requests 24/7. A home warranty provides coverage for breakdowns of home system components, such as HVAC and plumbing, and also major appliances. Deep Clean Keeping your rooms clean can make a house a livable, comfortable home. Prevent clutter with organizational tools like baskets, shoe racks and coat hangers. To avoid extra mopping, consider asking guests to remove their shoes before walking through your home. Such measures may save you from spot cleaning, but nothing can save you from the task of home cleaning in the long term. For a thorough, deep clean and to ensure small details aren’t overlooked, consider using a professional cleaning service. Tough Jobs No other item in your home can affect the appearance of your home like carpeting. Schedule a carpet cleaning for a fresh start to the year and have the carpets cleaned every six to 12 months. Likewise, a trained technician can ensure proper care of surfaces like hardwood oors, tile and grout and also upholstered furniture. Without adding too much work to your already busy schedule, you can resolve to give your home the care it deserves. For more information on professional brands that can help, visit www.servicemaster.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 New Year’s Resolutions for the Home RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION From sel es to portraits of lunch, more people these days are taking photographs in more places. But there’s a big difference between great photos and throwaways -and a big difference between great photographers and anybody with a smartphone. But don’t despair. “Anyone can learn to take better photos,” says Lucas Gilman, a professional adventure photographer whose work for such magazines as National Geographic and Sports Illustrated has taken him all over the globe. Gilman is offering photographers of all levels tips for producing more compelling photography: Don’t Wait Shoot images in the moment. Never put anything off until tomorrow. The weather could change, the leaves on the trees could blow. Anything that can happen will. Think Narrow When photographing a scene that mixes bright and dark, the camera will lose much of the detail and one will end up with overexposed white and underexposed black. Instead, look for mid-tones with little difference between the brightest highlights and darkest shadow. Flowers and trees, for example, are often best photographed on overcast, drizzly days. Golden Hour “My favorite time to shoot is right after sunrise or just before sunset, when the sun is low in the sky. It makes for more interesting and dramatic lighting,” says Gilman. “Shoot around these hours and you’ll be amazed at the great images you make.” Working the Subject Once you’ve found your spot and the light is right: shoot, shoot, shoot. Take different shots from different angles and unusual viewpoints. “Don’t be afraid to take ten shots and edit out nine later,” says Gilman. Shooting landscapes Something dynamic in the foreground adds depth and scale. Look for a high vantage point, such as a balcony or rooftop. Study the light, especially when shooting from high angles. Shadows can be your best friend, and make for very interesting photos. Protect “Photography is about making a eeting moment permanent, whether it’s a kayaker hurtling over a waterfall or the look on your daughter’s face when she opens that gift she’s been hoping for all year,” says Gilman. “These events can’t be recreated. Reliable photo storage is critical for protecting your work.” A reliable external hard drive data back-up system allows you to seamlessly transfer and store all your digital content with one system. For more photography tips and talk, follow Gilman at www.Twitter.com/lucasgilman Don’t settle for fuzzy, uninteresting images. By paying attention to light and being persistent, you can take a better photo. Just be sure to protect and store your work! Tips for Taking Better PhotosANYONE CAN LEARN TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOSLUCAS GILMAN

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Gospel SingA gospel sing will be held this Friday, Jan. 3 at the Big Red Barn, Billy and Judy Swindle’s property at 7500 West Hwy. 27 in Clewiston. The Trust Quartet will be performing beginning at 7 p.m. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, call 863-983-7256.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.Clewiston Ladies Golf ProgramThe Clewiston Golf Course is holding a Ladies Golf Program on Jan. 4 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ladies can learn and practice chipping. Sign-ups will take place before the clinic begins at the putting green. Golf Clubs will be available upon request. All participants should meet at the putting green. Please call Robbie Rush, PGA golf professional, for more information at 863-983-1448 or 561-358-5189, or email rrush1up@yahoo.com.Clewiston Junior Golf ProgramThe Clewiston Golf Course is holding a Junior Golf Clinic on putting for youth ages seven to 17. The program will take place on Jan. 11 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and sign-ups will take place before the clinic at the putting green. Golf Clubs will be available upon request. Dress code includes clean shirt tucked into pants or shorts (golf shoes or athletic shoes) and hats worn forward. Please call Robbie Rush, PGA golf professional, for more information at 863-983-1448 or 561-358-5189, or email rrush1up@yahoo.com.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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION believed Jones was trying to kill her. The driver of the BMW was also questioned by police. According to her testimony, she, Jones and Odoms were on their way to Clewiston from Moore Haven when Jones started talking about taking the mother’s rims. The driver stated Jones said he would try to take the mother’s rims “by any means necessary,” even if it meant going to jail. The driver said Jones was not speci c about how he was going to get the rims, and she did not know that Jones had a handgun in the car. When the BMW pulled up to the location, the driver said Jones and Odoms got out of the car and approached the mother’s pickup truck. The driver said she could not see what happened because of where she was parked, but she could hear arguing and three to four gunshots being red. She also said she had to take “evasive action” to avoid being hit by the mother’s pickup truck as the mother ed from the scene. After the pickup truck left the location, Jones and Odoms reportedly placed two rims in the back of the BMW, according to the driver’s testimony. The other two rims were still on the side of the road when the police arrived. According to the report, Jones denied any allegations against him when questioned by police. Police also spoke with Odoms on the phone after the incident. Odoms supported Jones’ claim and refused to give a statement. The rearm has not been recovered. Based on the evidence recovered from the scene and witness testimony, Jones was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault with a rearm and ring into an occupied conveyance. Jones is currently in custody at the Hendry County Jail and is being held on a $25,000 bond. vehicles were standing outside of their vehicles when re ghters arrived at the scene; no occupants were injured or needed to be transported to the hospital, according to PBCFR. GUNFIREContinued From Page 1 CRASHContinued From Page 1 David Jones SUBMITTED PHOTO

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The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is joining with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society once again as the group conducts its portion of the 114th Christmas Bird Count in Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) in Hendry County. Stormwater Treatment Areas are the watercleaning workhorses of Everglades restoration. They have also become renowned havens for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Data collected during the annual bird counts -which span North America and beyond during the weeks surrounding Christmas -are critical to studies of the long-term health and status of bird populations, according to Audubon. The STAs, managed by the SFWMD, attract large numbers of birds and also provide the public with a variety of recreational opportunities, such as hiking, biking and excellent bird watching. During last year’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, Audubon teams in STA-5 and the surrounding area documented 109 avian species and more than 83,400 individual birds. Throughout South Florida, the District provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and ood control missions. At present, the District owns approximately 600,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements, such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. The event will be held on Jan. 4 at 7 a.m. For more information, please contact Margaret England, Hendry-Glades Audubon Society, at 863-517-0202 or email sta5birding@embarqmail.com. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the District’s 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 B L I N D N E S S G L A U C O M A P R E V E N T A B L E FROM IS January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Get your eyes examined. 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 Join the 114th Christmas Bird Count in a Showcase of Wildlife, Recreation on Public Land Everglades stormwater treatment areas are renowned bird-watching havens SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured is the Red-shouldered Hawk. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured is the Ibis. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured is the Roseate Spoonbill. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured is the Bald Eagle.

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$100 EACH for Glades County Florida LICENSE PLATES BEFORE 1959 BEGINNING WITH 60. RUSTY BENT TAGS OK. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com www. orida licenseplates.com ACTIVITY AIDE Palm Terrace of Clewiston is looking for an Activity Aide. Exp. in an SNF pref’d. Please send resume to: DEickelmann@ cypresshealthgroup.com EOE CITY OF BELLE GLADE CUSTODIAN (P/T) $7.87 p/hr 20 Hrs p/wk Valid FL DL REFUSE COLLECTOR $8.71 p/hr Able to lift 35 lbs. SERVICE TECHNICIAN II 9.56 p/hr Valid Class B-CDL HOUSING INTAKE SPECIALIST $11.25 p/hr. @ 24 hrs p/wk PT/Temp Valid FL DLCERTIFIED BUILDING INSPECTOR$19.23 p/hr Valid DL; HSD/GED; 3 yrs Exp. HR Dept 110 Dr. Mlk Jr. Blvd W., Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900 Applications on our website: www.belleglade .com CBG is an EOE with excellent bene ts. Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com RAILROAD MECHANIC WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks. Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment •Repair and Weld Frogs •Repair and Weld Switch Points •Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld) Jdooley@ussugar.com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Special Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.

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Frequent and bothersome gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are more common than one may think. While estimates vary, ve to 15 percent of adults in the United States may be affected by chronic GI conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). This could mean as many as 13 million adults may suffer from IBS-C and as many as 35 million adults may suffer from CIC. According to a survey, the majority of adults with these conditions may experience disruptive symptoms three to ve days per month. Recurring abdominal pain and constipation, including hard stools and infrequent and incomplete bowel movements, may indicate IBS with constipation or, if one has these symptoms with little to no abdominal pain, chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). Adults report that these symptoms impact their daily activities. Research also shows that only 40 to 50 percent of these sufferers plan to talk to their physician about their GI symptoms within the next year. Experts say that part of the problem is patients are uncomfortable discussing the speci c symptoms of IBS-C or CIC. "Patients often get embarrassed talking about their bathroom habits with a physician," says Dr. Steven Lamm, internist and author of "No Guts, No Glory." "There is no need to feel self-conscious." You are not alone. Dr. Lamm recommends preparing for an appointment ahead of time to ensure a more effective conversation. Be ready to discuss the following with the doctor: Do you feel abdominal pain? How often do you experience hard stools associated with constipation? Do you have fewer than three bowel movements a week? Are your bowel movements satisfactory, with a sense of complete evacuation? How long have you experienced these symptoms (a week, a month, more)? How frequently do you experience these symptoms? What have you tried to relieve symptoms (drinking more water, taking ber or laxatives, increasing exercise)? Do your symptoms keep coming back? Has your life been disrupted due to your symptoms? Unfortunately, there is no cure for these conditions, but there are ways to help manage symptoms, including dietary and lifestyle changes and taking laxatives. Also, keeping a symptom diary may help identify triggers that exacerbate symptoms. Keep in mind, over-the-counter laxatives and stool softeners may help with occasional constipation, but they are not approved for long-term use without physician supervision and are not approved for IBS-C. Candidates may be prescribed an FDA-approved medications for these conditions by a physician. With open and clear communication between patient and doctor, managing bothersome symptoms may be possible. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Billie Jo Gaskins, 75LABELLE Billie Jo Walker Gaskins, of Venus, Fla., went to rest and be with her Lord on Dec. 18, 2013, in Lehigh Acres after a courageous 14 year battle with cancer. Billie Jo was born March 2, 1938, to the parents of James Thomas and Linnie Belle Kirby W alker in McMinnville, Tenn. She met and married the love of her life, Thomas Gaskins, Jr on Oct. 16, 1971 in Nashville, Tenn. She graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. She worked for 20 years for Alico rst as an administrative assistant, nally working as a Corporate Secretary. Billie Jo was a member of Central Church of Christ for many years. Billie Jo never met a stranger; she always made a friend anywhere she went. Billie Jo leaves behind her loving husband of 42 years, Thomas Gaskins, Jr of Venus; two w onderful sons and their wives, Thomas Gaskins, III and his wife Jennifer, of Labelle and J ames Gaskins and his wife Elise, of Lake Placid; six of the greatest, adorable loving grandchildren anyone could ask for, Sadie, Thomas, W alker, Summer, Lily Jo and Wesley; two brothers, James Morris Walker and Larry Thomas Walker both of McMinnville, Tenn.; and a host of extended family and friends. In lieu of owers, Billie Jo's family has requested donations to the following charity organizations: Mt. Dora Christian Home 301 West 13th A venue Mt. Dora, Florida 32757, Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCS Foundation), 4371 V eronica S. Shoemaker, BLVD, Fort Myers, Florida 33916, Hope Hospice-Development Of ce, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, Florida 32064 Celebration Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 During the school year, it can be tough for students to keep their work organized. With dozens of assignments, tests and projects, it's easy for some things to get lost in the chaos. Don't let messes and disorganization stand in the way of success in the classroom. New technologies and old organization tricks can help students stay neat and organized throughout the school year:Stay on TaskIt is always smart for students to maintain a separate section in a notebook or binder for every class. If there are several parts to one class, keep a section in the binder for each part of that class. Avoid using a different binder for each class as often it is unnecessary and will cause clutter.Get Desks in ShapeAt home and at school, desks are a place for learning, concentration and personalization for students. A lot can be learned about a student's personality by looking at items on top of the desk or inside the desk drawers. Students can keep their desks organized and show off their personal style by using a variety of web-connected printing solutions, gadgets with touch technology and detachable hybrid PCs.Technology Can HelpNo matter if a student is in grade school, high school or college, having the right technology can help keep everything straight. An all-in-one desktop PC can help streamline everything from research to art projects, book reports to study aids. With a versatile design, it transforms from a desktop PC to a tablet, and back again, so students can easily move it from room to room. For college students, all-in-one PCs are great for getting things done. Students can take notes in class and then go back to the dorm to web chat with their families. Consider saving space in a locker, book bag or dorm room by opting for etextbooks. Looking up unfamiliar words, taking notes, searching for passages and highlighting sections for later review is quick and easy on an e-reader. The school year doesn't have to be lled with messes and clutter. There are always new ways to be productive, stay organized and live connected throughout the school year. With just some focus, determination and the right tech tools, organization can easily be achieved. Top Tech Tips for a Successful School Year You’re Not Alone: Gastrointestinal SymptomsPATIENTS OFTEN GET EMBARRASSED TALKING ABOUT THEIR BATHROOM HABITS WITH A PHYSICIAN. THERE IS NO NEED TO FEEL SELF-CONSCIOUS.DR. STEVEN LAMM t a Obituaries AN OUNCE OF BLOOD IS WORTH MORE THAN A POUND OF FRIENDSHIP. SPANISH PROVERB

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BUSINESSES COMMERCIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS County Ordinance 2010-18 requires that Commercial Operations & Businesses have a waste disposal account with County Franchise Contractors. In addition, eorts to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, telephone books, metal &/or glass is required. You could see a reduction in overall disposal costs just by recycling. Please call us & well help you get started or improve your program. We can also assist with your h azardous waste management needs. RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLINGFor those of you who are avid recyclers & consistently have more recycle materials than your recycle containers can hold, please know that you may use a cardboard box for the excess, since it is recyclable as well. Plastic bags are not approved containers, as they are not an accepted material by our end recycler. You may also call for an additional container. ank you for your recycling eorts & feel free to let us know your suggestions for improving our program. Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) DONT LITTER ALWAYS RECYCLE LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT EMPRESAS COMERCIALES GESTI"N DE RESIDUOS Y REQUISITOS DE RECICLAJEOrdenanza del Condado de 2010-18 exige que la explotacin comercial y empresas tienen una cuenta de la eliminacin de residuos con los contratistas de la licencia del condado Adems, los esfuerzos para reciclar papel, plstico, cartn, peridicos, guas telefnicas metal y / o se requiere de vidrio Usted podra ver una reduccin en los costos generales de disposicin simplemente reciclando Por favor, llmenos y le ayudaremos a empezar o mejorar la calidad de su programa. Tambin podemos ayudarle con sus necesid ades de gestin de residuos peligrosos. De RECICLAJE RESIDENCIALPara aquellos de ustedes que son los recicladores vidos y siempre tienen ms materiales de reciclaje adems de su reciclan envases pueden contener por favor sepan que usted puede usar una caja de cartn para el exceso ya que es reciclable as Las bolsas de plstico no son aprobados los contenedores ya que no son un el material aceptado por nuestro reciclador nal Tambin puede llamar a un contenedor adicional Gracias por sus esfuerzos de reciclaje y no dude en hacernos saber su sugerencias para mejorar nuestro programa Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) NO TIRE BASURA RECICLE SIEMPRE VAMOS A CUIDAR DE NUESTRO ENTORNO 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 Christmas Program at Central Elementary SUBMITTED PHOTOTeacher of the YearPictured is Central Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year, Melinda Gebhardht, with Principal Rosa Perez and Assistant Principal Holly Bach. SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOStudents at Central Elementary perform in a Christmas Program before winter break.

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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. BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. FURNISHED 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 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com United States Sugar Corp. Clewiston Florida is accepting applications for State Certi ed Water operators All applicants must hold a minimum of a Class C WTP license as issued by the State of Florida. Current Pay scale: C $ 19.70 B $ 22.88 A $ 24.15 Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar .com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2013-CA-000074 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RIDA LYNN HERNANDEZ A/K/A RIDA HERNANDEZ; ELIO HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY: Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 19, 2013, and entered in Case No. 26-2013CA-000074, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and RIDA LYNN HERNANDEZ A/K/A RIDA HERNANDEZ; ELIO HERNANDEZ; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BY ELECTRONIC SALE AT: WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM at 11:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 55, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 175, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2006 FLEETWOOD ENTERTAINER DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION NOS. FLFL570A32432CY31 AND FLFL570B32432CY31 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of Dec. 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) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 459073 CN 1/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013CA0004 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. RALPH W. WATTS A/K/A RALPH WATTS; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT; JUDITH H. WATTS A/K/A JUDITH WATTS; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 27th day of November, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA0004, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and RALPH W. WATTS A/K/A RALPH WATTS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. JUDITH H. WATTS A/K/A JUDITH WATTS UNKNOWN TENANT; and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J., MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00 AM on the 27th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17, WESTLAKE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 129 AND 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are bearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 18th day of December, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 458917 GCD 1/2,9/2014 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 o f 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 AFTE R 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 O R 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2012-CA-000004 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. EMMA J.S. SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EMMA J.S. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY AS SUBROGE OF JOANN OWENS; MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 10, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Glades County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as: LOT 5 AND 6, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #FLA146C5560A, TITLE #81707816 AND VIN #FLA146C5560B, TITLE #81707188 WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. a/k/a 921 YACHT CLUB WAY NW, MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front steps of the Glades Courthouse, south entrance, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471, on January 16, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 16th day of December, 2013. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@DCZAHM.COM Fax No. (727) 539-1094 If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 458714 GCD 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday January 10, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida • Property of: Dorothy Walker: Bike, Bed Spread, TV cart, Miscellaneous boxes. 459250 SUN 1/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000095 JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIE H. TALLANT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST WILLIE H. TALLANT, JR. A/K/A WILLIE HASTEN TALLANT, JR. A/K/A WILLIE HASTEN TALLANT A/K/A WILLIE H. TALLANT, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN 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: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 33, GLADES LITTLE RANCHES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO A PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22, GLADES COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS; AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 140 FEET; THENCE WEST 305 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WAGON TRAIL ROAD; THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE 25 FEET; THENCE EAST 155 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5 FEET; THENCE EAST 75 FEET; THENCE NORTH 110 FEET; THENCE EAST 75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1997 MERIT MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLHMBW114740230. 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., Plaintiff’s 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 20th day of December, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 NUTTER-FNMA-jnutt-Team 2 F10023257-F10023257**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. 459050 GCD 1/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2009-CA-001397-CAAX-MX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATERS OF PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WCW2 Plaintiff, vs. SUSY BOGARDUS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUSY BOGARDUS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); CHASE BANK USA, N.A.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 14 AND 15 IN BLOCK 77, OF MONTURE RANCH ESTATES FIRST ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 37 THRU 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 AM on 1/29/14. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 23rd day of December, 2013. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 459147 CN 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 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 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 22 de Enero de 2014 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 459253 CN 1/2,9,16/2014 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 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Apartments Houses Rent Houses Rent Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 7th, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 2002 Ford, VIN# 1FAFP38382W267771 1993 Toyt, VIN# 4T1SK12E5PU276223 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 458979 CN 1/2/2014 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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by this -it’s not just [Roland Martin’s] Marina -so the economic impact is spread out through the whole community,” said Mayor Roland.JulyTalks of HCSO Takeover Rumors about a possible absorption of the Clewiston Police Department by Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO) have once again surfaced as of late. These rumors were con rmed by City Manager Al Perry on July 2. Early budget discussions have led to talks about the Clewiston Police Department being “overtaken” by HCSO as early as October 1, when the new scal year begins. Proposed PD Takeover Could Save Nearly $1M Mayor Phillip Roland and Sheriff Steve Whidden weighed in on the talks of Hendry County Sheriff ’s Of ce (HCSO) possibly taking over the operations of the Clewiston Police Department as early as October of this year. Since the rumors were con rmed last week by City Manager Al Perry, Police Chief Don Gutshall has given his opinion on the matter, stating he does “not think it is a good idea,” nor does he believe support will be found within the community for the measure. Sheriff Whidden said the proposal could save the city about $900,000 per year, money he believes should be returned to the taxpayers. Complaint Claims Restaurant Cooked Food on Roof A picture showing what appear to be strips of bacon carefully arranged on the oor of a watersoaked roof is all inspectors at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) had to work with. A complainant had sent in the picture, along with information claiming that it was taken on the roof of China Taste in Clewiston, encouraging the regulatory agency to investigate further. Almost immediately, DBPR inspectors arrived at the site to issue a stop-sale of the food item in question. Should Clewiston Stop Operating its Golf Course On Monday, July 22, three members of Clewiston’s City Commission tackled what is arguably the most important issue concerning the commission and the citizens of Clewiston: balancing the budget. At their rst budget meeting of scal year 2013, Commissioners Jimmy Pittman, Julio Rodriguez and Rick Miller set their sights on the Clewiston Golf Course’s budget, Trinidad Park and the future Sweetest Town Playground.AugustLake ‘O’ Reaches Critical Levels South Florida’s rainy season has been especially relentless this year, causing Lake Okeechobee’s water levels to rise to alarming levels. The lake now stands at 15.78 feet as of July 30, and continues to rise, with rainfall occurring almost daily. New Year, New Curriculum The new school year is just around the corner and Hendry County students can anticipate some big changes to their curriculum this year. In 2010, Florida was one of 45 states to sign on to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These educational standards attempt to de ne what students need to know at each grade level and use concepts designed speci cally to prepare students for college and career, according to the Common Core State Standards Initiative -the governing body behind the standards, coordinated by the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Of cers. One important aspect of the CCSS is the integration of writing and critical thinking into each subject area, starting in the early grades. Local Child Fights for his Life as Rare Disease Takes Hold A LaBelle Middle School student is ghting for his life at Miami Children’s Hospital. Zachary Reyna, 12, has been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis—or PAM. The infection is caused by Naegleria fowleri, a braineating amoeba. Masked Woman Holds Up Gas Station The Clewiston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a robbery that occurred at the Marathon (West) Gas Station in Clewiston earlier this month. According to police, the robbery happened at approximately 9:52 p.m. on August 13. Surveillance video obtained by Clewiston Police shows the suspect to be a heavy-set female, wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt, shorts and black sneakers with pink laces at the time of the robbery. Less detailed, however, is what the suspect looks like; her face was covered by a mask during the robbery. Clewiston Target of South Florida’s Water Problem? In the wake of July’s record rainfall in South Florida and the ominous water levels in Lake Okeechobee, strategies to save one area from devastation have shifted the water burden elsewhere. As the Army Corps of Engineers sends water from Lake Okeechobee to either coast in an attempt to save the fragile Herbert Hoover Dike from imploding under the pressure of too much water, residents on the east and west coasts of Florida are feeling the effects.SeptemberHundreds Unite in Rally “I want to diffuse any notion that this is a protest against Clewiston,” began Justin Riney on Sep. 1 at Sugarland Park in Clewiston. Riney, along with several keynote speakers and several hundred residents who are affected by the Lake Okeechobee water releases, gathered at the park to unite in the Sugarland Rally. Clewiston Man Charged with Murder A 22-year-old Clewiston man was accused of murder after allegedly beating a West Virginia university student to death on August 31. Craig Tyler Peacock was arrested in West Virginia on Sep. 2 at around 12:45 a.m. at a campsite frequented by workers in the oil and gas industry, according to a press release from the Wheeling Police Department. B usinesses Honored at 65th Chamber Dinner High-heeled shoes and little black dresses strolled in on the arms of well-dressed suits and ties as friends and members of Clewiston’s business community arrived in style to the Clewiston Inn on Sept. 17 for the 65th Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner. The 6 p.m. social hour allowed the wine to pour and the conversation to ow as the Chamber made their last minute preparations for the special dinner. Perry Resigns from BOCC In a surprise announcement at the end of the meeting, District 4 Commissioner Al Perry resigned, effective at the end of the scal year on Sept. 30. He cited con ict of interest between his seat on the county commission and his position as City Manager for the city of Clewiston as the reason for his resignation.OctoberGolf Course’s Hidden Worth “People don’t care for it because they don’t understand the value of it,” said Fred Thomas of Clewiston’s Public Golf Course. Thomas is a member of the Golf Course Advisory Board and an advocate for the 94-year-old course. The public course came under scrutiny in recent months, as city commissioners hashed through the 2013/14 budget. The course, funded by the city and its tax-payers, racked up $706,882 in expenses during scal year 2013 and only brought in $334,291 in revenue. But supporters of the course say there are bene ts the course brings to the city that are not apparent or re ected in its revenues. Community Unites to Build On Sept. 26, the second day of the ve-day community build for “The Sweetest Town Playground,” Active Citizens for Children (ACFC) President Brenda Holcomb was optimistic. The playground is the brainchild of ACFC and the group has been working hard to bring the massive park to fruition for the past year. After months of appeals to businesses, community members and the Clewiston City Commission for monetary donations, the ladies of ACFC nally met their goal of $170,000 to build the park, in the nal hour -just one week short of their scheduled build date of Sept. 25. New Businesses Court Clewiston Dollar Tree, Pizza Hut, Main Street Subs, Opie’s Barber Shop, Sweetown Cafe, Allied Recycling, All Juice and Beverage -just a few of the new businesses that have or will be opening up shop in America’s Sweetest Town. More and more businesses are setting their sights on Clewiston and Travis Reese, director of Community Development, says this is a good sign that the Clewiston economy is picking up after years of stagnation. An “Uncomfortable’ Conversation The students of Clewiston High School’s Criminal Justice class were taken aback when Mayor Phillip Roland interrupted a presentation 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 YEARContinued From Page 1

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NOTICE BY HENDRY COUNTY OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR THE EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION MSBU Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments which it is considering levying within the East Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, on commercial properties for recreational purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2014, at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Attorney’s Of ce, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 458021 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Central County Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, 33440 on the following dates and times: Meeting Date Time Workshop 01/20/2014 2:00 P.M. Workshop 01/22/2014 2:00 P. M. Board Meeting 01/22/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 02/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 03/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 04/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 05/28/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 06/25/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 07/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 08/27/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 09/24/2014 7:00 P. M. Annual Landowner Will be advertised Board Meeting Will be advertised Following LO Board Meeting 11/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 7:00 P. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special Accommodation to participate in these proceeding should contact the District at (863) 983-5797 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 2nd day of January 2014. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 459276 CN 1/2,9,16,23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3486 2011 3014334-01001700050 Karl E Larsen Lots 8 and 9, in Block 170 of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and a ten foot strip of land off the Southeastern side of Lot 10; said strip being ten foot wide and running from the front lot line to the rear lot line and being contiguous to the common lot line between said Lot 10 and Lot 9, Block 170, according to the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458464 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2732 2010 1124333-01000000820 Albert Harari Lot 82, SKY VALLEY, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458456 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000931 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, v.RAFAEL RUIZ; VOGDALINE RUIZ A /K/A VIGADALINA RUIZ A/K/A VIGDALINA RUIZ; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 19, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 6 AND EAST 30 FEET OF LOT 7, IN BLOCK 207 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 423 W. PASADENA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, on January 22, 2014 beginning at 11:00 A .M. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from, the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.459075 CN 1/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000306 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN ZARRELLA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 22-2009-CA-000306 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and KEVIN ZARRELLA; AMANDA R HUFF; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 44, SON RISE LAKE SUBDIVISION PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 124, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2005 GENERAL MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# GMHGA1280460035A AND GMHGA1280460035B. A/K/A 20 NW FRIENDSHIP DRIVE LAKEPORT, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 16, 2013. SANDRA N. BROWN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk**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. 458723 CN 1/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2012-CA-000490-CAAX-MX JC GEMINI II, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 27, Block 2034, PORT LABELLE SUBDIVISION UNIT 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Property Address: 3041 Birwood Circle Port Labelle, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 AM on January 22, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 20th day of December, 2013. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 459070 CN 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE BY THE DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the Disston Island Conservancy District that the District intends to use the uniform method of collection for such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District, with said method of collection to be carried out in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. The Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on January 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the District Of ce, located at 1995 West Hwy. 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440, the purpose of which is to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the District to use, in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District. In 2014, the District may adopt and levy new non-ad valorem assessments for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, some or all of which may continue for more than one year, with said assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the District’s boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments which will be adopted for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, will be levied by the District in order to provide necessary funds for the following reasons: (a) Construct, acquire, operate and maintain all works of the District for drainage, irrigation and water control, including but not limited to, canals, ditches, laterals and roads, pumps and culverts, and for those purposes set forth in Chapter 298, Florida Statutes and Chapter 2000-447, Laws of Florida, and/or (b) Such other lawful obligations and purposes which the District is empowered to provide as authorized by law. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing to be heard regarding the District’s use of the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose said person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this Public Hearing, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District at (863) 983-8544 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing. DATED this 12th day of December, 2013. DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 458592 CN/GCD 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2pm at the Central County Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Employee health insurance bene ts. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 459252 CN 1/2,9/2014 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 6th Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on December 17, 2013, the 6th Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed by the 6th Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan includes: Brighton Reservation 1) Brighton Charter School Expansion Stormwater Management The Tribe is proposing an expansion of the Brighton Charter School that involves adding a new gymnasium and media center on an approximate 16.43-acre existing school site. The project involves the construction of buildings, parking lot, and driveway over a portion of the existing stormwater management system and will provide onsite interconnection to an internal surface depression area. Stormwater runoff will discharge to the westernmost retention area. 2) Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc Citrus Program Brighton (re-drill 6” irrigation well) The Tribe is requesting installation of one 6” well within the Flowing Well Grove at the Brighton Reservation. The goal is to re-drill an existing well to provide adequate water supply for irrigation of three zones within the grove covering approximately 86 acres of citrus. Immokalee Reservation 1) Immokalee Hotel Stormwater Management Improvements The Tribe is proposing construction of a hotel to be located in the southeast corner of Eustis Avenue and County Road 846. The project improvements will include the addition of a hotel on 1.38 acres of the 31.75 acre site area, parking modi cations and drainage improvements. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. A copy of the amendment and future additional documents can be obtained by either of the following methods: 1) Submitting a written request to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 2) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. 459049 GCD 1/2/2014 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES FOR REPLACING/ WIDENING A DRAINAGE CONVEYANCE CROSSING OF WHISPER CREEK ON OLD CR 78 IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2014-05 Opening Date and Time: January 16, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for replacing/widening the existing drainage conveyance crossing of Whisper Creek on Old CR 78 with a new concrete culvert in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design and permitting services and construction engineering/inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. The rms submitting should be prepared to make a presentation to the selection committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., January16, 2014, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at bhanshaw@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458331 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new h ome cou ld b e in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 U, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3696 2010 3024334-05300302370 Forrest D Burnett & Betty J Burnett That certain condominium parcel composed of Unit 237, BASS & SUN CONDOMINIUM, a condominium, and an undivided share in the common elements appurtenant thereto, in accordance with and subject to the covenants, restrictions, terms and other provisions of the Declaration thereof, recorded in O.R. Book 331, Pages 545 through 610, inclusive of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and subsequent amendments thereto. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458453 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 L, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3302 2010 1244334-A0000152000 Patrick A Clark A parcel of land located in the South of the North 2/5 of the East of the East of the Southeast of the Northwest of fractional Section 24, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the North Section corner of said Section 24, run South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East along the North South Quarter Section line, a distance of 1595.71 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continue South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence South 89 degrees 20’ 47” West, a distance of 119.28 feet; thence North 0 degrees 18’ 10” West, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence North 89 degrees 20’ 47” East, a distance of 119.28 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to County Road right of way known as Art Lawrence Road existing along the East boundary line thereof, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458451 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 Crossword Puzzle The recreational harvest season for snook closed Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season. Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1. This and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times, such as cold weather. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations” for more information on snook. Snook Harvest Seasonal Closure

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 2, 2014 The Clewiston High School (CHS) Tiger Wrestling team won ve matches on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Immokalee Duals. The Tigers defeated Lehigh 57-24, East Lee 59-36, South Florida Christian School 48-41, LaBelle 56-28 and Gulf Coast 48-36 during the preliminary rounds, and nished in sixth place out of 18 teams in the tournament. Zeke Bryant wrapped up a great weekend by going undefeated with a 9-0 record while recording four pins and defeating a state-ranked opponent from North Port High School. Joining Bryant was Heavyweight Joe Hernandez, who also nished the weekend undefeated with a 9-0, recording six pins. "Both guys were nominated for outstanding wrestler of the tournament, they both got big wins against top opponents this weekend," said the coaches. Cristina Montes went 8-1 in the tournament recording four pins and a technical fall, while Curtis Clay Jr. and Matthew Vary both went 7-2 recording four pins each. Oscar Matamoros and team captain Matt Johnson each went 6-3, with Oscar recording three pins and Matt recording four and a technical fall. "Oscar quietly had a great day and was probably the most technically sound wrestler over the course of the meet," commented the coaches. Making his season debut was Jared Escorcia winning four matches on the day recording two pins. Other tiger competitors were Bradley Bellew, Josh Johnson and Janet Reyes, who each recorded wins for the team. "The team looked great, we matched up well against the top competition and all of our guys wrestled tough this weekend. Five team victories in a single weekend is the most we've had on this team in the past four years, that makes eight team victories on the season. That's pretty impressive in our opinion, considering we are giving up 18 points right off the bat because of three missing weight classes," said the coaches. The Tigers will be back in action at the Buzz Hill Invitational at Gulf Coast High School on Jan. 3 and 4. Zeke Bryant and Joe Hernandez Go Undefeated at Immokalee Duals on a proposed veteran's memorial at the City Commission Workshop on Oct. 17. The students were showing the city commissioners three different blueprints for an idea one year in the making: a new Veteran's Memorial to be erected in Clewiston's Civic Park. Swindle Sworn in as District 4 Commissioner Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Michael Swindle, of Clewiston, to ll the county commission seat vacated by Al Perry, who resigned to avoid any con ict of interest due to his position as Clewiston City Manager. Mr. Swindle was sworn in as commissioner for District 4, which encompasses an area spreading westward from Clewiston and includes parts of Port LaBelle. The short ceremony took place in the Commissioners Chamber at the Courthouse on Oct. 24.NovemberHendry’s Aid on PBC Murder Case Helps Solve Crime It was the case that dominated news headlines for the week a nurse from Bak Middle School of the Arts in Palm Beach County had gone missing, and a gruesome discovery near remote sugarcane elds in Clewiston led back to an alleged suspect: her exhusband. The case was both notable for its high pro le and the savagery of the crime. Clewiston Enjoys its Best Season Fresh off a regular season record of 9-1, the Clewiston Tigers are feeling good about themselves right now. They have every right to be, considering they won their rst district title since 2008. Clewiston, which is ranked No. 5 in this week's Associated Press Class 4A poll this week, has regained statewide respect and recognition for its accomplishments this season. Tigers Destory Vipers in High-Energy Playoff Game This was it. The Tigers' rst playoff match of the season. Their hard work all season resulted in having the home eld advantage against Space Coast High's Vipers. The nal score was 63-21, leaving the Tigers victorious. Head Coach for the Tigers, Pete Walker, was also ecstatic. "We came out, and we played the best football we've played all year," he said. "And this is the time of year you want to be doing that." School Employee Allegedly Steals Boss’ Check An employee of Discovery Day Academy in Clewiston was arrested on felony charges of grand theft and uttering a forged instrument after she allegedly stole and cashed her boss' payroll check on Nov. 11. Veronica Miranda, 32, of Clewiston, was arrested on Nov. 18 after the owner of Discovery Day Academy reported her check stolen and cashed without her permission.DecemberOf cial Pins Hope on East Rec "Right, wrong or indifferent, something is happening," said Lance Ramer, director of Clewiston's Recreation Department, as he sat in his new of ce -the product of some Youth Center spring cleaning and a lucky snag of handme-down of ce furniture. "It's not just talks anymore." Ramer spoke of the Eastern Hendry County Recreation Agreement, an interlocal agreement that, after four years in the making, nally went into effect on Nov. 1. U.S. Sugar Employee Dies After Bee Attack In what can only be described as a freak accident,' a U.S. Sugar employee died last week after a swarm of bees stung him while he was conducting his normal rounds at his job. In the wake of the incident, his employer released a statement mourning the loss of the longtime employee who, by all accounts, was a faithful worker right until the moment he happened upon the deadly insects in the eld. Is East Rec Dead in the Water? "It's a misunderstanding that goes way back," began Clewiston City Commissioner Rick Miller at the regular city commission meeting on Dec. 16, trying to quell the tempers that were rising inside the commission chambers. What began at the 4 p.m. Eastern Hendry County Recreation Board meeting was brought in as a special agenda item in the next hour's city commission meeting: East Hendry County Rec was oundering because of an overlooked legal issue. During the East County Rec meeting, County Attorney Mark Lapp revealed a problem that could unhinge the entire project in the eleventh hour -the city cannot impose the special assessment they hoped to use to pay for the recreation agreement. CHS Receives Higher Marks Clewiston 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). YEARContinued From Page 9