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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA giant mass of cold weather gripped much of the country this past week, bringing beyond freezing temperatures to the Midwest and Northeast. On Monday night, Florida received its share of cold weather when a cold front swept through and brought with it an almost 30-degree drop in temperature overnight from Jan. 6 to 7. After an unusually balmy December, the cold weather reminded Floridians that it is indeed wintertime. Though the cold weather may mean battening down in front of the television with a warm blanket for most, others are not so lucky. In Hendry County, the numerous elds lled with everything from sugarcane to cucumbers means a serious loss of pro t if those cold temperatures damage the crops. Gene McAvoy, director of Hendry County's extension program, provided insight into the cold weather and what it means for crop production and the farmers who maintain those crops. "We're not in the tropics, we're in the subtropics, so these things [freezes] happen," said McAvoy. "Freezes happen most every year. It's unusual that we don't have one in Hendry County. Some years are worse than others, but from the end of December to mid-February we usually get one BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA Clewiston man was arrested on charges of burglary and larceny after allegedly breaking into a woman's home and stealing more than $3,500 worth of her belongings, reports the Clewiston Police. Lamar Dixon, 23, of Clewiston, was arrested on Jan. 2 after a woman came home and found her back door ajar and things amiss in her home. According to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department, police arrived at the home to nd the woman upset and worried that the burglar was still in her house. The woman told police she went to visit a friend and when she came back about 45 minutes later, her back door was open and her bedroom door, which she had left open, was shut. Police did not nd anyone inside the house, but took ngerprints of the items that were shifted during the alleged break-in. Police also found a pair of socks laying near a locked gate in the woman's backyard. The woman told police the socks did not belong BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsIt felt like deja vu when the Clewiston Police Department received another phone call about a possible hand grenade located inside the Clewiston Walmart. At about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, police responded to a complaint from a Walmart employee who found what looked to be a hand grenade near the jewelry counter inside the store, according to a report released by Clewiston police. When police arrived, the entire store had been evacuated. The device in question was laying on the ground underneath a shelf, according to the report, but when police took a closer look at the grenade, it looked like a plastic toy. An investigation of the store's toy department found identical "devices" hanging in one of the aisles, neatly packaged and ready for sale. When police discovered the grenade was a toy Walmart sells, the investigation was called off and the store was promptly re-opened. Walmart received a similar scare DRIVE A NEW 2014 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $238 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3728 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #14T77. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1750 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/14. T, J V. N S O A S O P U.S. S D T S I SEE COLD 6 SEE WALMART  14 SEE ARREST 8Iglesia Vida Nueva Hosts Christmas Party in Montura SUBMITTED PHOTOIglesia Vida Nueva hosted a Christmas party in Montura for community children. For full story, see page 14. H.C. Ag. Affected by Cold WeatherCold front brings near freezing temperatures and worry of damaged crops Alleged Break-in Leads to ArrestWoman nds back door ajar and about $3,600 worth of items taken from home Toy Grenade Shuts Down WalmartSecond grenade scare for store in less than a year

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Epiphany: from the Manger to the World OverBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchA few days ago, the season of Epiphany began. It begins on Jan. 6 and is connected with the “manifestation” of the Lord to the Gentiles (“Epiphany” means “manifestation”). It is celebrated with the remembrance of the visit by the three Kings, the Magi; persons certainly outside of the religious realm and foreigners who nevertheless recognized Jesus. Their recognition and acknowledgement was enough for them; they honored Him with gifts and de ed King Herod by returning to their homes without reporting back to him (Matthew 2:12). Their actions con rmed that this was “the child” who was to come: the best support for something comes from those who are not a part of the ones affected by what is to be demonstrated. These magi were not part of the Old Testament traditions and had nothing to gain or lose by discerning that Jesus, born and found by them, was the Messiah. Instead, they serve as independent witnesses and their actions serve as testimony to His being the one who was to come. The manifestation of the Lord is a manifestation to those Gentiles, those who would have been considered outside of the realm of God’s salvation by many of the “faithful” of the time. Later, we nd that Jesus will heal a Centurian’s servant and relate to a Samaritan woman, heal the daughter of a Canaanite woman, heal a Samaritan leper and deal with all kinds of people without regard to their backgrounds. Later, scriptures will tell us of the opening of doors to all; Peter will recount that God gave others the same gifts that the apostles had received (Acts 11: 15) and had granted “even the Gentiles” repentance unto life (ibid, v.18). Likewise, the doors are open to those in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia (Acts 15:23ff), and the story goes on. As I re ect on Church history, from the beginning it is a history of opening doors, of making things possible, of including all into the household of the faithful. In fact, it is the reason that most all of us are God’s elect and chosen today. It is the “manifestation” of the Lord to all the world that makes it possible to declare, “We are saved!” That’s the really, really good news! The coming of the Wise Men and their recognition foreshadows God’s making Himself known to all peoples around the world, from a stable in a remote corner of the Roman empire to every corner of the Earth. I have been impressed by nding faith in places where there have been organized attempts to eliminate the message of the Gospel. As I write, there is persecution in the Middle East, but the witness of the people there remains. They will rebuild their Churches and continue to baptize their children even in the face of destruction and prejudice against them. Countries that have attempted to suppress the message of the Lord are never without their faithful and the presence of worshipping communities. Political divisions that were of cially atheistic have suddenly found resurgence of the faith when their governments change. Church history from the time of the Roman emperor, Constantine (Fourth century), have had a suppressed Church ourish when the time came, and it happens in our own lifetime, as well. God’s manifestation is a strong one, an invincible one. People will believe and bring to life the promise that “Wise men still seek Him.” The Epiphany still goes on, from the three at the stable to those today around the world that seek what only faith can bring. Christmas is among the world’s greatest celebrations. As I re ect on this season that follows, I see part of what Christmas means to humanity; “Unto us a Savior is born ...” -and that “us” is all of humanity, those who have gone before, those who were at rst excluded, those who were considered to be on the outside and not worthy, those of “us” like you and I. Thanks be to God! Thanks be to God! If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@ saintmartins-clewiston.org.Defending Your FaithCLEWISTON — How can an individual defend his faith in a world that casts doubt? How can an individual 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 in Clewiston. The series begins Jan. 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? The session will be led by Mr. Jon Loftis and Dr. E. Arlin Bolejack.Church AnnouncementsCLEWISTON — United M. B. Church, Pastor James White 15th Anniversary Jan. 13 through 17 and climaxing on Sunday, Jan. 19. Pastor James White Anniversary Agenda for the Week Monday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.: True Believers, Rev. Willie Jenkins Pastor Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Mt. Zion A.M. E., Rev. William Cooper Pastor Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.: New Macedonia, Rev. John H. Barrett Pastor Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, South Bay Rev. Lawrence Epps, interim Pastor; Mt. Calvary Clewiston, Rev. Dwayne Brown, Pastor Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Ministries Night Sunday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.: General Church Messenger, Rev. E. Smith; Greater Friendship, Rev. Gary McNealy, Pastor Sunday, Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m.: New Bethel Labelle, Rev. Alonzo McKenzie Chairpersons: Sis. Delores Maxey 561-9856242 and Sis. Allie Biggs 561-449-5914 Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sis. Maxey or Sis. Biggs at the above numbers.First United Methodist Church Family Movie NightCLEWISTON — On Friday, Jan. 10, everyone is invited to come to First United Methodist Church of Clewiston to watch “Despicable Me 2” on the big screen. The show will begin at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and there will be plenty of good food and fellowship (also no charge!) First United Methodist Church is located at 331 W. Osceola Ave. in Clewiston, across from the new Sweetest Town Playground. Call 983-5269 for more information. 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. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATIONI HAVE BEEN IMPRESSED BY FINDING FAITH IN PLACES WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED ATTEMPTS TO ELIMINATE THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL. COUNTRIES THAT HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SUPPRESS THE MESSAGE OF THE LORD ARE NEVER WITHOUT THEIR FAITHFUL...SAMUEL S. THOMAS Samuel S. Thomas IT IS A MARVEL THAT THOSE RED ROSE-LEAF LIPS OF YOURS SHOULD BE MADE NO LESS FOR THE MADNESS OF MUSIC AND SONG THAN FOR THE MADNESS OF KISSING. WILDE

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 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 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.City Proclamation Signed to Advance ‘Healthier Me’A proclamation for the “Healthier Me Initiative 2014” has been approved and signed by city commissioners for the cities of LaBelle and Clewiston in Hendry County and the city of Moore Haven in Glades County. The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties are among the rst to get proclamations issued to support the Surgeon General’s “Healthiest Weight Initiative.”Mini Health Fair for JanuaryThis health fair is free and open to the public. There will be free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. The event will be held at the Clewiston Senior Center on Jan. 15 at 11:30 a.m. The Senior Center is located next to the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. For more information, please contact the Outreach Program at 863-233-1305.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. 24. Register online at www.clewistonrecreation. com or stop by the Youth Center. For any questions, please contact the Youth Center at 863-9831492. Westside Elementary SchoolThe Clewiston Cougars will be holding their election meeting on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. They are looking for some dedicated board mem bers. For more information, please call 863-983-1570. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS BY BUTCH WILSON Clewiston Museum A dark shadow rose from the depths and oundered on the surface of the turbulent seas, while a mesmerized sherman stared in awe from his small boat. The man’s weariness from long hours of battle with the struggling sh quickly passed as he keenly watched windswept waves pushing the bobbling and exhausted sword sh toward his grasp. Minutes later, a razor sharp harpoon found its mark and ended the deadly duel between man and sh. This ctitious story relates to the novel, “Old Man and The Sea,” written by American author and journalist, Ernest Hemingway. The novel recounts the struggles of an old man who pits his shing and maritime skills against the sea. Ernest Hemingway also wrote six other novels, which included: The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls. He was a very adventuresome person, whose novels sometimes re ected places and events that he experienced in his world travels. Ernest Hemingway also led an amorous life and was married four times. In 1954, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his famous literary works. The Clewiston Museum is hosting its special free “Speaker Series” on Thursday, Jan. 9 through a partnership grant funded by the Florida Humanities Council. Nationally acclaimed scholar and actress Betty Jean Steinshouer will present, “On Hemingway: Three Views.” This great Chautauqua program examines Ernest Hemingway from a woman’s point of view. The presentation will include three women that knew Hemingway quite well. It includes three acts: Act One Gertrude Stein, who shares memories of Hemingway when he was a young and “impossibly handsome” reporter that came to her door in Paris – one of the “Lost Generation” of Americans created by World War 1. Act Two Willa Cather, who places Hemingway in company with other writers, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford and Gertrude Stein. Act Three Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who talks about “Hem,” her friend and colleague, at Scribner’s. She knows better than any his deep affection for Florida and his fatal aws. Betty Jean Steinshouer has been doing public programs and teacher seminars for the Florida Humanities Council since 1989 and has toured 43 other states for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Big Read program of the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Fellow in the Florida Studies program at the University of South Florida and portrays Marjory Stoneman Douglas in the “Dreamers and Schemers” trio that includes Henry Flagler and Gov. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward. We hope everyone will join us on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. For additional information, call Butch Wilson at 863-983-2870 or email him at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com. On Hemingway: Three ViewsNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED SCHOLAR AND ACTRESS BETTY JEAN STEINSHOUER WILL PRESENT, “ON HEMINGWAY: THREE VIEWS.” THIS GREAT CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM EXAMINES ERNEST HEMINGWAY FROM A WOMAN’S POINT OF VIEW. Betty Jean Steinshouer

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonTree Swallows breed in northern North America and throughout Central America. Winters are spent primarily in Florida and along the Caribbean coast of Central America. This species migrates during the day, often in loose ocks, but roost at night together in large communal groups, sometimes numbering in the thousands. At roost sites, they begin gathering about an hour before sunset, swirling together and slowly forming a dense cloud which looks like a living tornado over the cattails or small trees. With each pass over the roost site, large numbers of birds drop down into the roost until the whole ock has landed. These small, streamlined songbirds have long, pointed wings and a short, squared and slightly notched tail. They have very short, at bills, a mouth that opens wide and small legs and feet. Adults have blackish ight feathers and a thin, black eye mask. Adult males' feathers are blue-green above with white below. Adult females are duller, with more brown in their upperparts, while juveniles are completely brown above. Juveniles and some females have a weak, blurry gray-brown breast band. The average life span of a Tree Swallow is 2.7 years. The oldest recorded wild Tree Swallow lived to be 12 years and one month old. Wintering ocks make a loud buzzy sound while feeding and will twitter when ocks scatter. They also make aggressive chatters, shrieking alarm calls, harsh distress calls and amorous ticking sounds. Trees Swallows forage in ight in open areas above the water or ground. They also glean insects from the surface of water or vertical surfaces. They feed from dawn until dusk on beetles and ants, may ies, spiders, grasshoppers and other insect. About 20 percent of their diet consists of vegetation, including bulrushes, plants and seeds. They are one of a few species who are able to digest Wax Myrtle berries. These birds are taken in ight by raptors, including American Kestrels, Merlins, Peregrine Falcons and Great Horned Owls. Large numbers of Tree Swallows make alarm calls when they swarm and divebomb predators. Tree Swallows are one of the rst swallows to return to their northern breeding grounds. These cavity nesters will use woodpecker holes, tree cavities or man-made nest boxes for nest sites. They almost always choose sites near water. The female does most of the nest building. She lines the nest cavity with grasses and presses the material with her body to form a cup, where four to six eggs are laid. The eggs are incubated for 11 to 20 days with the young edging in 15 to 25 days. If you would like to participate in an upcoming driving trip at STA-5 on Jan. 18, email Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA-5 trips through December 2014 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs are available on the HGAS website: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding: Tree Swallow SUBMITTED PHOTOBicycling/walking is now available during daylight hours on Friday, Saturday, and Monday year round at STA-5. Amenities at the Deer Fence Public Trailhead at east end of Deer Fence Road include a public parking area, signage, and dry vault toilet. Pictured above are directions to STA-5 Deer Fence Public Access Area. PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured is the Tree Swallow.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Adopt A Wild Horse or Burro January 10-11, 2014 Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center S Friday Adoption: 8AM – 7PM Saturday Adoption: 8AM – 7PM Adoption FEE: $125.00 CALL: 1-888-274-2133 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 Did you know that Bald Eagles, Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills and Snail Kites are used as indicators of ecosystem health in different regions of the Everglades? Tabitha Cale, PhD Audubon Florida’s Everglades Policy associate, will present an informative program on birds and why these four key species are important indicators of ecosystem health in South Florida. This free event hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon will be held on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building, located at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. For information, contact Butch Wilson at 863-983-2870 or Margaret England at 863-6740695 or sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Birds: Indicators of Ecosystem Health PHOTO/ KEN CORREGANPictured is the Roseate Spoonbill. The new year is here and now is the time to make a plan to turn a resolution to quit tobacco into reality. The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco users across the state to create a personalized quit plan with help from the state’s free and easy resources. Using one of Tobacco Free Florida’s Three Ways to Quit, which include the Florida Quitline, Web Coach and in-person classes through the Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) network, may double an individual’s chances of success. Since 2007, more than 93,400 Floridians have successfully quit by using one of these free services. Studies show nearly two out of three adult smokers would like to take steps toward being tobacco free. “If you live in Florida, free evidence-based programs to help you quit tobacco are right at your ngertips,” said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. “Cutting tobacco out of your life not only vastly improves your health, but also saves money.” Tobacco Free Florida’s resources include consultations from certi ed and trained Quit Coaches, as well as free FDA-approved Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), like the patch and gum, when medically appropriate. This combined approach of counseling and NRT may double or triple a tobacco user’s chance of quitting. While quitting tobacco is dif cult, it is not impossible. There are more former smokers in the state than there are current smokers. Those who have tried to quit, but relapsed, are encouraged to try again. Most former smokers make several attempts before quitting permanently. Having a comprehensive quit plan increases the chance of success. Tobacco Free Florida offers three free and easy ways to quit: the three C’s. CALL: Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-UCAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help assess a user’s addiction and help create a personalized quit plan. CLICK: Enroll in the Web Coach, which will help to create a web-based quit plan unique to each individual user, visit https://www.quitnow.net/ orida. COME IN: Visit AHEC’s website, http://ahectobacco.com, to locate a local AHEC and sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes. For more information, please visit tobaccofree orida.com. Services that May Double Chance of Quitting SmokingAbout 1.9 million Floridians expected to want to give up tobacco in 2014

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once a week.” McAvoy said it is like a spin of the Russian Roulette wheel whether or not a freeze will cause widespread damage to crops. Crops also vary in how susceptible they are to cold weather. Citrus fruits, for example, can withstand temperatures in the 30s and only damage when it reaches 28 degrees Fahrenheit and stays there for a couple hours. Other crops, such as cucumbers, squash and basil, are vulnerable when temperatures dip down in the 40s. Farmers must take precautions to keep their crops warm enough when the temperature drops. Irrigating elds before a freeze is one method of keeping crops snug. Wet soil holds in heat, explained McAvoy, so while the outside temperature may be close to freezing, the temperature in the soil could be a few degrees warmer. Those few degrees could be just enough to make a difference and prevent the crops from freezing, said McAvoy. Farmers may also cover their crops with hay or “frost cloth,” which is a lightweight material made from berglass. Frost cloths can be as long as one mile and are rolled out over the crops using tractors. “Other than that,” said McAvoy, “just cross your ngers and say your prayers.” Like most farmers in the area, McAvoy hoped this week’s freeze wouldn’t bring about the damage the last major freeze brought. In 2010, freezing temperatures resulted in about $250 million in losses overnight. With an acre of peppers yielding roughly $15,000, and with 3,000 acres of peppers planted in Hendry County alone, a lot can be lost in just a few short hours. Luckily, certain factors seemed to be in the farmers’ -and the crops’ -favor going into the cold weather. The breeze that accompanied the bitterness helped stave off frost formation; and following a warm week, the soil was still holding much of that heat, allowing farmers to take advantage of the retained warmth. Regardless of whether there is widespread damage from freezing temperatures or not, McAvoy said there will still be a higher than normal percentage of bruised and damaged crops a few weeks from now. “These guys have a lot on the line,” said McAvoy. “We’re rooting for them.” 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.Mary F. Parham, 83CLEWISTON — Mary F. Parham passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. She was born in Parker, Fla. on Feb. 26, 1930 to the late Martin and Myrtle Faircloth. A long time resident of Pahokee, Fla., she retired from Southern Bell after 37 years working as a telephone operator. She also retired after 10 years of employment from The Bank of Pahokee. She enjoyed going to church, playing the piano, shopping and reading. She is preceded in death by her parents; her father, Martin Faircloth, step-father, John Kinard and her mother, Rev. Ola Kinard, also her husband, Graham Parham; and her brother, Larry Kinard. She is survived by three sisters, Judy Crosby, Erma Jean Thornton and Ila Moore; and one brother, Martin V. Faircloth; two daughters, Vickie Summers (George), of Port St. Joe, Fla. and Kaye Stahl (Marty), of Montura, Fla.; and two sons, Alan Parham (Carol) and Raye Parham (Kim) both of Clewiston, Fla.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Moore Haven Church of God of Prophecy, 399 Avenue E, Moore Haven, Fla., 34471. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston, Fla. immediately following the funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Holly Hill Funeral Home, Port St. Joe, Fla. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 O b i tuar i es THE MAGIC OF A FACE. CAREW COLDContinued From Page THOSE FEW DEGREES COULD BE JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND PREVENT THE CROPS FROM FREEZING. ‘OTHER THAN THAT... JUST CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND SAY YOUR PRAYERS. THESE GUYS HAVE A LOT ON THE LINE... WE’RE ROOTING FOR THEM.’GENE MCAVOY A Belle Glade man was killed on Blumberg Road in Hendry County while hauling sugarcane in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports. 52-year-old Ricardo Miranda was driving north on Blumberg Road toward Townsite 3 on County Road 835, hauling sugarcane from a eld located on Concrete Barn Road. According to a report released by FHP, Miranda drove off the roadway onto the east shoulder, where he struck a utility pole and drove into a ditch. As the tractor entered the ditch, it jackknifed and overturned. Miranda was pronounced deceased on the scene by Hendry County EMS. Man Killed Hauling Sugarcane Patricia Dobbins, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties, was awarded the 2013 Partner in Health Award. The award was presented to Ms. Dobbins by Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. for her dedication and efforts to improve the health and wellness of the families in the communities where she serves. Employee SpotlightDepartment of Health Employee Spotlight: Florida Administrator Receives 2013 Partner in Health Award

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 In today’s connected world, people are ooded with global news 24/7. As a result, many suffer from what experts refer to as “compassion fatigue.” But simple acts of kindness can make anyone’s community and world a better place to live. And research says it could even be bene cial to one’s health. In fact, in a recent study conducted by Claremont Graduate University, people who felt empathy for a stranger experienced a release of the hormone oxytocin, which is associated with lower blood pressure, lower cortisol (stress hormone) levels, reduced pain and improved psychological well-being. “Reaching out to a stranger bene ts both people. It’s a winwin,” says Erin Healy, author of the new novel “Stranger Things,” which she was inspired to write in order to raise awareness of sex traf cking and human slavery. Many people are loathe to forge connections with strangers and help others, due to introversion, fear or concerns that what they have to offer might not be enough. However, Healy points out that a small change in attitude can help spur people to take meaningful action. She offers some quick tips for surmounting hurdles and giving back:  Be you. Harness talents, abilities and the resources already at one’s disposal to give back or raise awareness. When it comes to helping others, there’s no cookie-cutter way to do it. “Teach a class, buy supplies, be an advocate -it’s all about pinpointing what you can do to shine a light on an issue and help improve it, rather than getting mired in what you can’t accomplish,” says Healy. “At present, I can’t travel to India to in ltrate a brothel and pull girls out. I can’t be a live-in ‘mom’ at an aftercare home. But I can write a book. I can help to raise awareness.”  Shop Smart. With a little research, individuals can better ensure their consumer dollars are not supporting companies that don’t share their values. Individuals should consider shopping from companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to nonpro t organizations and foundations that support causes for which they are passionate.  Think local. “When I started researching ‘Stranger Things’ I was surprised to learn how many small organizations in my own city are already making efforts to aid victims of human traf cking,” Healy says. “Let your heart lead you to a local cause. You can empower yourself by helping those already doing the work.”  Think random. It may be dif cult to nd the time to make a long-term volunteering commitment, but every day presents opportunities -big and small -to show kindness to strangers.  Connect with a stranger. By looking outward, individuals gain perspective on their own troubles and realize that they have more to offer than they may have once thought. By being intentional and taking the time to notice those around them, individuals will get to know those so-called strangers and may nd themselves moved to help. More information about Healy and her new novel, “Stranger Things,” can be found at www.ErinHealy.com. Compassion fatigue should not keep anyone from giving back. There are great ways for everyone to make a difference. Anyone Can Make a Difference: Ways To Give Back PHOTO/ (C) SYDA PRODUCTIONS FOTOLIA.COM

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A 79-year-old man was arrested on New Years Day on charges of burglary after he allegedly entered a woman’s home without permission and refused to leave. The incident took place at around 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 1. According to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department, ofcers arrived at the home on S. Francisco Ave and found 79-year-old Juan Jarquin, of Clewiston, leaning against the woman’s couch. When ofcers asked Jarquin to leave, he refused, and only left the house when of cers escorted him out. Of cers also reported Jarquin appeared to be under the in uence of alcohol. After the man was taken out of the house, of cers spoke with the woman who stated Jarquin opened the door and pushed her out of the way to enter the house. According to the report, the woman also told police Jarquin attempted to grope her breasts but was unable to because she stopped him. Jarquin was arrested on charges of burglary with assault or battery. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Arrested on 12/22/13, by Deputy Campbell For Sexual assault, victim over 12 years of age De ov Felix Rivera, 28Arrested on 12/22/13, by Deputy Yeomans For DUI De Daniel Young, 25Arrested on 12/23/13, by Deputy Campbell For Driving with suspended license, habitual offender De ed Elisha Robinson Jr., 31Arrested on 12/24/13, by Deputy Brawner For Burglary of an occupied conveyance, unarmed Arrested on 12/25/13, by Of cer Garrett For DUI Arrested on 12/25/13, by Det. Taylor For Aggravated assault with a rearm; ring weapon into an occupied conveyance Arrested on 12/24/13, by Deputy Thomas For DUI De pi O De w in De Feliciano Lopez-Cruz, 23 Berulo Torres, 66 David Jones Jr., 22 Bulmaro Hernandez-Cortez, 26Arrested on 12/25/13, by Deputy Bolt For Possession of a controlled substance without prescription De tr o pr Jim Geneva, 35Arrested on 12/29/13, by Of cer Rojas For DUI O German Flores, 32Arrested on 12/30/13, by Of cer Pilon For In-county warrant O Oscar Guzman Jr., 21Arrested on 12/25/13, by Deputy Bolt For Driving with suspended license, habitual offender; possession of a controlled substance without prescription; tampering with evidence De ed po su t i o de Luis Quinones, 26 Arrested on 1/1/14, by Ofcer Garrett For DUI; battery on ofcer; resisting of cer with violence Arrested on 1/1/14, by Ofcer Rojas For In-county warrant Arrested on 12/31/13, by Of cer McLeod For Driving with suspended license, third or subsequent offense c c vi o c O ed qu Brandy Howell, 42 Rafael Salas, 24 Larry Hall Jr., 27Arrested on 1/4/14, by Ofcer McLeod For Driving with suspended license, third or subsequent offense c ed qu Jacob Staples, 33Arrested on 1/4/14, by Ofcer McLeod For out-of-county warrant c Erica Roman, 31Arrested on 1/1/14, by Sergeant Malley For DUI; aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill ge sa w Juan Bruno, 24 there and must have been left there recently, as it had rained earlier in the day and the socks were dry to the touch. During this time, police received a call about a suspect who needed to be transported to the police station. The suspect, Lamar Dixon, was taken to the station where his pockets were emptied by police. According to the report, Dixon’s pockets contained Venezuelan money, a Fossil-brand watch, a silver necklace, a black pocket knife connected to a lanyard, a black pully with two keys hanging from it, a black LG cell phone, a roll of black electrical tape, two condoms, a cut piece of a straw, a blue Boost mobile phone, a GNC Gold Card, a princess-print checkbook from Bank of America containing the woman’s name and $47 in cash. All of the items were found in the pockets of Dixon’s shorts, except for the $47 which was found in one of his socks. The items were presented to the woman who identi ed the checkbook, the GNC Gold Card, the cash and the blue cell phone as being hers, according to the report. Missing from the woman’s home was about $3,600 worth of jewelry and electronics, including a TV, an iPad, a bluetooth speaker, digital cameras, wedding rings and a purse containing cash and credit cards. Dixon was arrested for burglary and larceny, as well as possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, due to the cut straw testing positive for cocaine. He is currently being held at the Hendry County Jail on a $17,500 bond. Police also stated in the report that there is a possible second subject and the case remains open pending further investigation. ARRESTContinued From Page 1 Lamar Dixon Juan Jarquin Arrest Blotter d c n p p C e s f WITH ALL HIS CRIMES BROAD BLOWN, AS FLUSH AS MAY. SHAKESPEARE

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The GEO Group, Inc. invites vendors who could provide services, supplies, or equipment to attend a Moore Haven Correctional Facility Vendor Fair January 15th, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Doyle Conner Building 900 Highway 27 North, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Email Address: MHCFvendor@geogroup.com The GEO Group, Inc and their subsidiaries are actively seeking local businesses capable of supplying the goods and services needed to support their day-to-day operations. If your products or services match our needs, we are interested in learning more about your company and the products or services that you supply. The GEO Group takes great pride in its position as an industry leader in the provision of outsourced services to many of this nation's leading organizations. The GEO Group is an industry leader and pioneer in privatized corrections. The continued growth of both organizations creates opportunities to utilize small business vendors to provide various services and products. If you are interested in qualifying for our vendors lists feel free to visit one of our vendor fairs. Bring with you detailed descriptions of your products or services and if you are unable to attend the fair you can send your information via email to ryoung@geogroup.com or mail it to The GEO Group, Inc 621 NW 53rd Street, Suite 700 Boca Raton, FL 33487. Company literature such as a brochure or catalog; GEO also support and believe in the small business program, whether small disadvantaged business enterprises (SDBE), minority-owned business enterprises (MBE), or woman-owned business enterprises (WBE), and hope to do business with you in the future. Equal Opportunity Employer 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014

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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 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 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 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 Maintenance Assistant Part Time Palm Terrace of Clewiston is seeking a part time Maintenance Assistant for our Skilled Nursing Facility. Candidate should have general skills in preventative maintenance duties and basic plant operations knowledge to perform repair work. HVAC certi ed, electrical, plumbing, and exp. in a long-term care facility pref’d. Please forward resumes to: DEickelmann@ cypresshealthgroup .com EOE MASONS — CMU, Brick, Precast, School Project in Moore haven. Immediate Start. Call Tony (239) 206-6057 or Bob (239) 206-6217 We are immediately hiring experienced OPERATORS (Track hoe/dozer/loader) Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume and quali cations. 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. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014

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BY AMANDA NALLEY Florida FWCWhile I try hard to keep track of the more than 500 marine sh and invertebrates the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages, I sometimes eld calls about things I don't deal with on a daily basis. Like when an angler wants to know about using barnacles as bait (yes, you can). Or, most recently, when a reporter wanted to know more about blue land crabs. Speci cally, can she move them from behind her car when trying to leave for the day? Blue crabs, I asked? "No. Blue land crabs," she replied. Ah, yes. I've heard of these blue land crabs. While they are a commonly targeted species in south Florida, it is a rare day that I get a media call on the crabs. I'm not from South Florida. And while I've caught, eaten, been pinched by and dissected more than my fair share of blue crabs, I've never even seen a blue land crab other than in pictures. I quickly extended a call to co-worker Mason Smith, a South Florida resident and regional biologist, to learn more about Florida's largest semiterrestrial crab. Tell me more about blue land crabs. They remind me a lot of ghost crabs on the beach very fast and shy but much larger. During the day, they stay just inches from their burrow (which may be more than six feet deep), and scurry into it when the slightest movement is detected. To catch one, you simply have to get close to the opening of the burrow and stand very still for about ve minutes until the crab starts coming out again, then jump down and grab it with your hand (a dip net would also work). What was your rst experience with a blue land crab? It was the day I toured an apartment complex in North Palm Beach. That complex has an amazing amount of black and red mangrove throughout the property. Underneath the mangrove trees were dozens of the large blue land crabs, each about six inches wide across the body, with massive burrows. Blue land crabs are rarely found more than ve miles from the ocean, but they can also inhabit open elds of tall grass or open hardwood groves. What did you think about them? I thought they were very cool and immediately wondered if they were as edible as their more aquatic cousins. They are, by the way! Tell me what it is like living in an area with blue land crabs. It turns out they are a small tourist attraction everyone stopped to look and show their kids on the way to the mailbox or front of ce. My son would always demand that we stop to see them on the way to the pool. The mangrove stands were actually divided from the roads by a concrete wall, so there were never any issues with them getting run over by cars. Depending on where they live, others in South Florida are not so lucky and may experience damage to their backyards and gardens from these crabs. Are these important in South Florida? Why? Yes, they are very important for South Florida's ecosystem and to the southern areas of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. They consume mostly vegetation, especially the leaves of mangroves, and so are very important for nutrient-cycling for a healthy coastal shoreline. They also provide an excellent food source for a wide variety of predators. As adults, they provide food for many terrestrial animals raccoons, foxes, large birds, etc. Although they live on land, the females walk down to the water to release the eggs where the larvae will hatch and oat out to sea on an outgoing tide for several weeks before riding the tide back in as small juveniles. Many sh and other aquatic wildlife eat the eggs, larvae and small crabs during that time. What do people do with them? Throughout the broader Caribbean, they are eaten as a food source. This is less common here, but I have read about people in Florida harvesting them for food. (According to the University of Florida IFAS Extension of ce website, the meat is reported to be sweet and white.) So back to the reporter's question, can you move them? Yes, you can move them from behind your car or even shoo them away (though they tend to move out of the way pretty fast, some do get smashed), so long as you are not relocating them to another area. Relocating the crabs entirely, though not suggested, would be the same as harvesting them and would require the proper licenses (recreational or commercial) unless exempt. They are subject to a closed season from July 1 through Oct. 31 (during spawning) and a recreational bag limit of 20 per person, per day other times. Trapping is prohibited (though you can take them by hand or with a dip net). The harvest of egg-bearing females is also prohibited, and blue land crabs cannot be taken from state parks or from the right-of-way of federal-, stateor countymaintained roads. These regulations were implemented in 2003 after anecdotal information suggested the species may have been in decline. Puerto Rico adopted similar management measures around the same time. Interested in learning more? Visit MyFWC. com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater," "Recreational Regulations" and "Blue Land Crabs." 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 Following up on information received through the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Deputy Bonnie Weaver, of the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce Sex Offender Unit, arrested 66-yearold Ronald E. Jedrykowski on charges of sex of cer violation, failure to report name or residence change and violation of county ordinance. Deputy Weaver was contacted and did con rm that Jedrykowski had changed his address on his Florida drivers license on Nov. 17. Mr. Jedrykowski registered as a sexual offender residing at 324 Youngtown Road in Lincolnville, Maine. Deputy Weaver then con rmed that Jedrykowski was in fact residing at Grandma's Grove RV Park, Lot 138. After contacting Waldo County Sheriff's Of ce, she was told that their of ce had not received notice of intent to change residence to Florida from Mr. Jedrykowski. Written notice is required within 24 hours. Mr. Jedrykowski was requested to come to the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce for further review of the required noti cations he is obligated to follow. Jedrykowski told Deputy Weaver that he forgot to register in Florida after registering in Maine without noti cation that he was moving to Florida. According to FSS 943.0435, Jedrykowski is required to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because he has a lifetime obligation to register in the state of Maine. As a result of a conviction of unlawful sexual contact, he was designated a sexual offender and is subject to registration, community or public noti cation or both. Ronald E. Jedrykowski failed to comply with FSS 943.0435 which states a sexual offender, within 48 hour after establishing a residence, shall report in person to the local sheriff's of ce. Jedrykowski had already established residence in Hendry County for a period of 13 days. Additionally, Jedrykowski failed to comply with County Ordinance 2005-27, which states it is unlawful for any person who is required by law to register to establish a residence within 2500 feet of any public school or bus stop. Jedrykowski was living less than 2500 from a number of bus stops in that area. Jedrykowski is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on an $11,000 bond. Sheriff’s Of ce Arrests Sex Offender from Maine Ronald E. Jedrykowski Learning More about Florida’s Other Blue-Colored CrabI THOUGHT THEY WERE VERY COOL AND IMMEDIATELY WONDERED IF THEY WERE AS EDIBLE AS THEIR MORE AQUATIC COUSINS. THEY ARE, BY THE WAY!

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Geniune Harley Davidison Leather Coats Mens 2XL Distressed Brown leather, very nice coat and Womens 2XL with pink lettering and pink hoodie liner. Both in great shape over $800 new will sell his $350 Hers $150 or both for $450 $450.00. (518)926-9341 Trailer w/Florida Room In safe, popular Grandmas Grove Park. New Furniture, 2 new ACs, 4 season living. Shed included, low lot rent with pool. $8,900.00. 518-926-9341. 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT A PARTMENT, VERY PRIV ATE, FURNISHED, WAT ER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, A DULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. DOCK SPACE A VAILABLE (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. Approx 900 sq ft commercial unit for rent on Hwy 27 Clewiston, across from Clewiston Inn. Call for info 239-229-2199 Commercial unit, approx 500 sq ft for rent located in Clewiston, 204 E. Sugarland Hwy. Call for info 239-229-2199 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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 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 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 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 20th, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1999 Ford, VIN: 1FMZU32E6XUA84863 2002 Ford, VIN: 1FAFP38382W267771 2007 Ford, VIN: 1FTPW14V87FB67903 2013 Ford, VIN: 3FA6P0H99DR110842 2006 In niti, VIN: 5N3AA08A06N813240 1996 Nissan, VIN: 1N4BU31DXTC101989 1993 Toyota, VIN: 4T1SK12E5PU276223 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 459553 CN 1/9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-000118 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF ORBEN CALDERON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Orben Calderon, deceased, whose date of death was November 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 9th, 2014. Personal Representative: lga Vazquez Calderon 4510 Bragg Court LaBelle, Florida 33935 Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven A. Ramu Attorney for Olga Vazquez Calderon Florida Bar Number: 396702 KAHLE & RAMUNNI, P.A. 1533 HENDRY STREET, SUITE 101 FORT MYERS, FL 33901 Telephone: (239) 791-3900 Fax: (239) 791-3901 E-Mail: ecf@kahleramunni.com 459470 CN 1/9,16/2014 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 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 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 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 AN Y 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 HENDR Y 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 HENDR Y 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 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/24/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2004 FORD 1FAFP53U74A122426 459644 CN 1/9/2014 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES FOR REPLACING/ WIDENING A DRAINAGE CONVEYANCE CROSSING OF WHISPER CREEK ON OLD CR 78 IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2014-05 Opening Date and Time: January 16, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for replacing/widening the existing drainage conveyance crossing of Whisper Creek on Old CR 78 with a new concrete culvert in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design and permitting services and construction engineering/inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. The rms submitting should be prepared to make a presentation to the selection committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., January16, 2014, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at bhanshaw@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458331 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Clothing Miscellaneous Apartments Commercial Property Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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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 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES REGARDING FELDA MSBU STORMWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID No.2014-06 OPENING DATE AND TIME: January 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for construction services in connection with the replacement of 10 residential culvert crossings and ditch maintenance in Felda, Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, by January 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458593 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3553 2010 2024329-670000F0090 Marcus Simmons + Luther Garry Priester Commencing at the corner 1,332.50 feet East of the Southwest corner of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 01 degrees 19’ 00” W along the 1/4 1/4 line a distance of 1244.77 feet; thence S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 150 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 1154.30 feet; thence N 01 degrees 09’ 38” W a distance of 113.06 feet to the South right-of-way of Edison Avenue; thence N 89 degrees 49’ E along the said South right-of-way line a distance of 1154.04 feet; thence S 01 degrees 19’ 00” E a distance of 113.06 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458461 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida will hold a public hearing to consider amending the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 adopted budget to account for additional revenue and adjust revenue allocations on January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., at the City of Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The following adjustments by fund will be considered: General Fund Adopted Ad Valorem Revenues $13,112,860 Prior Year Value Adjustment: $263,075 Current Year Value Adjustment: $376,794 Less 5% $(31,993) Total Amendment $607,876 Amended Ad Valorem Revenues: $13,720,736 Current Adopted General Fund Total Expenditures/Reserves: $64,693,885 Increase Sheriff Budget $58,670 Increase Clerk Budget $21,530 Increase SOE Budget $2,153 Increase Tax Collector Budget $19,196 Increase BOCC Personal Services $56,261 Increase Reserves $450,066 Total Amendment $607,876 Amended General Fund Total Expenditures/Reserves : $65,301,761 The additional revenue will be used to pay for bonuses for certain County employees and for reserves. If a person decides to appeal any decision made 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. Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Karson Turner, Chairman 459598 CN/CB 1/9/2014 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2013-CA-000041 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. MARY L NASON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 12-10-2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2013-CA-000041 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Mary I. Nason also known as Mary Nason, Mary I. Nason a/k/a Mary Nason, Glades County, Florida, Tenant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Unknown Spouse of Mary I. Nason also known as Mary Nason, are defendants, the Glades County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, Glades County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 20th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1015.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1732 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 183.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 182.71 FEET; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 178.50 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 167.87 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVED RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE (SAID CURVE BEING CURVED CONCAVE TO THE NORTH, WITH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 40 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 2914.79 FEET, AND HAVING A CHORD LENGTH OF 22.61 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 89 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST) A DISTANCE OF 22.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 9951 W STATE ROAD 78 MOORE HAVEN FL 33471-5675 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 the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 16th day of December, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941) 637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. 458724 GCD 1/9,16/2014 NOTICE BY HENDRY COUNTY OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR THE EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION MSBU Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments which it is considering levying within the East Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, on commercial properties for recreational purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2014, at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Attorney’s Of ce, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 458021 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF 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 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 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2pm at the Central County Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss water quality issues and possible zoning changes. 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 459341 CN 1/9/2014 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 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 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 The public is hereby noti ed that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on January 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Clewiston City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Community Development Director 459513 CN 1/9/2014 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 in May of last year when an employee noticed a possible hand grenade sitting on top of a pay phone located outside the store. Reinforcements were brought in from the coast, including the Palm Beach County Bomb Squad and Special Fire Rescue. The device was in fact a hand grenade, however, it was inactive and did not pose any threat. Clewiston police were able to identify the person who left the hand grenade on top of the pay phone, however, no charges were led against that person. Similarly, no charges are being led in the Jan. 6 case. WALMARTContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZOf cers found this toy hand grenade at Walmart. Florida's Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (FHREDI) announced today that Duncan MacDonald of U.S. Sugar has joined its board of directors. Duncan currently serves as the director of Corporate Strategy for U.S. Sugar Corp,, located in Clewiston, Fla. The FHREDI Board of Directors is comprised of business and community leaders who drive the agenda for in uencing the economic future of the region. "We are pleased to welcome Duncan to the board of directors. His role at U.S. Sugar, as well as his role as the vice chair of the Hendry County Economic Development Council, makes him a valuable addition," said Al Perry, chair of the FHREDI Board of Directors. "Duncan MacDonald is an experienced business leader who understands the region has unique assets to support businesses who want to be strategically positioned to serve domestic and international markets," said Gina Reynolds, CEO of FHREDI. Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc. provides economic development support throughout the south-central region. Partnerships among private and public sector leaders have been fostered to leverage regional assets that provide maximum bene ts to the business communities. The mission of Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc. is to market, facilitate and advocate for regional economic development in south-central Florida. The regional collaboration links and unites leadership networks, transportation networks and technology networks, signifying the collective economic power behind the six counties of Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, the cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay in Palm Beach County and the community of Immokalee in Collier County. U.S. Sugar Corporation donated more than 2500 turkeys this Christmas season. In addition to its annual food gift to its employees, U.S. Sugar also delivered more than 400 Christmas turkeys to the Clewiston Police Department, Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce and the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce. Nearly 500 turkeys also were delivered to charitable organizations in the area. "On behalf of all the employees of U.S. Sugar, Southern Gardens Citrus, thank you for your law enforcement service to our communities," said president and CEO Robert H. Buker Jr. Duncan MacDonald of U.S. Sugar Joins FHREDI Board of Directors U.S. Sugar Donates 2,500 Turkeys SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured are U.S. Sugar’s Duncan Macdonald and Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon. SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured is the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce turkey distribution. Duncan MacDonald SUBMITTED PHOTOSChristmas Party in MonturaIglesia Vida Nueva held a Christmas Party in Montura on Dec. 21 with the help of Iglesia de Dios and Everglades Credit Union an d sponsorship of Hendry County Sheriff Department, Howard Hill Foundation and Central County Water Management. More than 400 children received t oys, had fun in the bounces, played games, ate snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. Everything was free for the Montura Community. All glor y and honor to God.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 9, 2014 Crossword Puzzle The 35th Annual Cane Grinding Festival, sponsored by the Ortona Volunteer Fire Department, will be held Saturday, Feb. 1. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the beautiful oaks at the Larry Luckey Ortona Indian Mound Park entrance, west of the Ortona Cemetery on State Road 78. There will be an openpit BBQ serving a half-chicken or pork, baked potato, slaw and coffee or drink. The following entertainment will be featured at the festival: the Telegraph Creek Band, the Country Rhythm Cloggers, arts and crafts, cane grinding and syrup making. Bring a chair and a friend and enjoy the day! Tickets are available at the Glades County managers of ce in the courthouse, Whisper Creek R.V. Park and through the Ortona Volunteer Fire Fighters. If interested in securing a space for sale of arts and crafts, please call Teresa Summeralls at 863-675-4001 or 863-673-0530. 35th Annual Cane Grinding Festival

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2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions January 2014 Flori d a festivals celebrate culture an d h istoryAre you ready for the 2014 festival season in Florida? The new year brings the annual events that celebrate Florida’s unique history and culture. These time-honored traditions are part of the state’s heritage, and give newcomers a chance to learn a little about the Sunshine State. Many festivals honor or feature a local food. LaBelle’s Swamp Cabbage Festival reminds visitors that the early pioneers learned to live o the land, cooking the heart of the Cabbage Palm (or Sabal Palm) tree like cabbage. Okeechobee’s Speckled Perch Festival promotes Okeechobee’s self-proclaimed status as “Speckled Perch Capital of the World.” But don’t expect to nd Speckled Perch on the menu at the sh fry in Flagler Park. Since Speckled Perch is not commercially harvested, it is illegal to serve it at public events. Festivals such as the Black Gold Jubilee and the Plant City Strawberry Festival are harvest festivals. While fall is harvest season up north, Spring is the time for the Florida harvest. Whether your idea of fun is listening to a bluegrass band, racing a lawnmower, cheering for rodeo bull riders or jumping out of an airplane, you’ll nd it at a South Florida festival.JANUARYThe 40th Annual Stuart Boat Show is set for Jan. 10-12 at three marinas o Dixie Highway in Stuart, north of the Roosevelt Bridge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Hundreds of di erent boat brands and models will be represented at the show, including the latest models of motor yachts, cruisers, trawlers, ski s, speedboats, sport shing boats, and pontoons. Boats range from 12 feet to over 100 feet in length and are priced from thousands of dollars to millions. Where else can you kick o your shoes and step aboard the luxury million dollar yachts? Visitors also will see the latest in personal w atercraft, marine electronics, outboard and inline engines, boating equipment and accessories, boat lifts, shing gear, nautical clothing and jewelry, as well as nancing and insurance companies. The Fisherman’s Village, an area devoted exclusively to shing makes its return this year. Complete with shing seminar clinics for the kids w ith rod and reel and give-a-ways for the children who participate. General admission is only $10 for adults and children under 10 years old are free. Parking with water taxi and shuttle service is available. For more information on the show, please call 954-522-5288. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 17 Feb. 2 in West Palm Beach. The fair includes the traditional livestock exhibits, carnival midway, concerts and special attractions. Gates open at noon. For more information, call 561-793-0333 or go online to www.south oridafair.com. The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will be Jan. 16-19. at the Sebring Regional Airport. Gates open at 8 a.m. Exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (3 p.m. on Sunday). The Expo is the place to see, try, buy and sell Light Sport Aircraft. This event brings prospective business clients from all over the world. Open to the public, it provides a variety of activities for the entire family, including educational exhibits, booths, Flight of Fantasy tethered balloon rides, AVBIDS auction, prizes and daily forums that showcase aviation professionals and speakers. To learn more about the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, visit www.sport-aviation-expo.com or call 863-655-6444. The 58th Annual Okeechobee American Legion Free Fair will be held Friday, J an. 23Feb. 1 at the American Legion Hall grounds o State Road 70 East in downtown Okeechobee. J & J Amusements will provide the carnival rides. The midway w ill open at 5 p.m. weekdays. On Saturdays the midway will open at noon and Sundays it will open at 1 p.m. The Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire will be held at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19. For more information, go to www.medieval-faire.com. The 20th Annual Yee Haw Junction Bluegrass Festival will be held Jan. 23-25. This is a unique bluegrass festival in the middle of Yee Haw Junction (at the intersection of U.S. 441 and State Road 60). Bluegrass music is held under the big top tent and will go on rain or shine. Skydive Air Adventures will host the annual skydive festival commonly referred to in the sport as a the “Everglades Boogie ” from Friday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Airglades Airport in Clewiston. Skydivers will h ave the opportunity to j ump out of all kinds of aircraft like a De Havilland Otter, a Sky Van, a King Air, and a helicopter. In addition to jumping out of di erent types of aircraft, skydivers will have a unique opportunity to do high-altitude jumps from 22,000 ft. on Saturday and Sunday. There will be nightly entertainment with live bands and DJs, bon res, ra es, vendors, food, and even a bounce house for the kids. For details on fees or other information, call 800-533-6151 or 863-983-6151 or go online to skydive .com. The 20th annual Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival will be held Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on State Road 78. The festival features fried cat sh dinners, using Fire Chief John Wilkinson’s own recipe. The VFD Ladies Auxiliary will also sell hot dogs and other treats. Visitors will be entertained by local bands. Arts and crafts will be for sale at the vendor booths. The annual event raises money for equipment and training for the BHR Volunteer Fire Department. For information on reserving a booth space, or for more information on the festival, call 863-467-8220. The Glades County Public Library and its Advisory Board invite area artists and craftsmen to exhibit and sell their work at the ninth annual Art in the Park event in Moore Haven, Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This popular free event, centered in and around the library, brings artists and the public together in a wonderful setting by the Caloosahatchee River. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and handcrafters are encouraged to contact the library now and reserve their place. Exhibiting and parking are free. Exhibitors are responsible for their own setups. The Glades Count y Public Library is located in the city park across the street from the river in Moore Haven’s Historic District. The address is 201 Riverside Drive. For more information or to reserve a place, contact Mary Booher, Director of Libraries at 863-946-0744 o r mbooher@myhlc.org. The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival runs Jan. 8-March 30, every Saturda y night, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Be awed and amazed at the magical partnership of horse and rider in the thrills of jumping, the grace of show hunters, the elegance of dressage. Savor the horse sport spectacle while basking in South Florida sunshine or enjoying the glamor under lights this winter and spring. For more information online, go to http://equestriansport.com. The Seminole Tribe of Florida will present a re-enactment of the Second Seminole War at the Big Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp Safari located between For t Lauderdale and Naples, on the Big Cypress Reservation just north of I-75 (Alligator Alley) Exit 49. The event is planned for Friday, Jan. 31, through Sunday, Feb. 2. The battle reenactments will take place at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Friday is an educational day (no reenactments). The battle reenactments honor the Seminole’s struggle and sacri ce to remain in their homeland and will feature authentic weapons, soldier and warrior attire and tactics typical of the Second Seminole War. In the 1800s, a total of three wars were fought by the U.S. military against the Seminoles. These campaigns were the longest, costliest, and bloodiest of all the Indian wars. Although many Seminoles were killed or removed to present-day Oklahoma, they were never defeated, and to this day, more than 3,000 Seminoles are known as “The Unconquered” Seminole Tribe of Florida. The three-day event will also include music, Seminole food, Seminole and pionee r artisans, tomahawk throws, primitive archery competition, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows and alligator wrestling. “Period settlers” from around the country will hew wood, iron and silver crafts and depict trading techniques from the Seminole War era. For more information, go to bcshoot.com or call 800-949-6101 ext. 12125.FEBRUARYThe Ortona Cane Grinding Festival will be held Feb. 1 in the Ortona Indian Mound Park, o State Road 78 in Glades County. The festival celebrates the par t that sugar cane played in the lives of the early settlers and includes a demonstration of grinding cane with a millstone. Visitors can purchase sugar cane syrup and enjoy barbecue dinners. Entertainment will include the Telegraph Band and Countr y Rhythm Cloggers. There will also be a variety of arts and crafts booths. Entry is $9 at the gate for adults, $4 for children. Advance tickets are available in the count y managers o ce at the Glades County Courthouse, Whisper Creek RV Park from the Ortona Volunteer Fire ghters. For booth information, call Teresa Summeralls a t 863-675-4001 or 863-673-0530. Arts of the Inland is pleased to present our third Annual Inland Arts Festival a t Barron Park in LaBelle on Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barron Park is located along the Caloosahatchee River on the east side of SR29 at Fort Thompson Road in historic LaBelle. Visual artists, literary artists, and craftsmen will be showcasing their wor k See FLORIDA FESTIVALS — Page 4

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January 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 3 Frank Ca l ien d o come d y show at BrightonBRIGHTON, Fla. — A comedy show featuring high-energy impressionist and impersonator Frank Caliendo will take center stage at Seminole Casino Brighton (SCB) during a hectic month of January. Caliendo, who has appeared on a number of late night shows as well as ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, will visit SCB on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. along with fellow comedian George Kanter. Tickets are currently on sale in the casino’s Cash Cage for $35 per person or two tickets for $50. Prior to the Caliendo show, SCB will h ave its “Week end of 50 Winners” on Jan. 11 (10 a.m. to noon) and Jan. 12 (5 to 7 p.m.). With just one swipe of your Seminole Player’s Club Card on either day, you could be one of 25 Seminole Player’s Club members to walk o with $100 cash. The casino will also heat up on Jan. 16 and Jan. 26 with Hot Seat Drawings. Find the hot slot and play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for your chance to be randomly selected to w in free play. Five thousand dollars ($5,000) in sizzling free play will be up for grabs each day. SCB will host a special Bingo Session on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6:45 p.m. There is a $70 buy in ($75 w ith computer). Regular games pay $750, plus $13,000 will be available in jackpot games. “Party Bingo” will once again hit SCB on Monday, J an. 20, at 7 p.m. Participants can enjoy dancing (with music provided by DJ Mike), glow products, games and giveaways. There will be a $10 door pack and up to $1,500 in cash prizes available. One must be 18 to party and 21 or older to drink. Customers will h ave the opportunity to “Pick the GM’s Wallet” on Friday, Jan. 24. Lucky Seminole Player’s Club members will win “wallets” of up to $1,500 in cash or free play. Play with your card properly inserted and you just might swipe the General Manager’s wallet between 5 and 8 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 p.m., one lucky player will drive away in a new Audi A4. Play your favorite slots all month long and you can earn entries into the grand prize drawing for the car. And, lest anyone think you will go hungry at SCB. Come try the best BBQ on the lake at Josiah’s. The restaurant’s new BBQ menu includes pulled pork and chicken sliders, St. Louis-style ribs, Texas-style BBQ beef brisket and slow-roasted BBQ chicken. All items are hand-rubbed and slow-roasted daily, sliced, pulled and tossed in a sweet and savory BBQ sauce. All items are served with homemade coleslaw and BBQ baked beans. Please contact the casino or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21-years-old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County, FL 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. courtesy photos/ Seminole Brighton CasinoFrank Caliendo (pictured above) and George Kanter (inset) will appear at SBC on Jan. 17.

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4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions January 2014 for sale. All work must be an original creation, giclee or print of the artist. Food vendors will be on-site and performing artists will entertain in the gazebo throughout the day. For more information go to www.artsoftheinland.com. FLORIDA FESTIVALSContinued From Page 2hosts “Kids Day” which is open to area school children. School buses from all ove r South Florida transport elementary school children to Brighton Reservation, where they learn how Seminoles once lived in chickees, cooked food over open res, made their own canoes and weapons and made crafts such as sweetgrass baskets and clothing made from tiny pieces of cloth sewn into intricate patterns. The festival also includes wild animal exhibitions, alligator wrestling and native dances. In more recent years, the event expanded to invite Native Americans from all over the country to participate. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to the general public. The festival weekend also includes a rodeo and XTreme Bull Riding. On Saturday, gates open a t 9 a.m. and the rodeo starts at 3 p.m.; on Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and XTreme Bullriding starts at 3 p.m. The festival grounds are next to the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena, o State Road 721, in Glades County. For more information, call 863-4676039 or go online to www.REZRODEO.com. The 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival is set for Feb. 21-23. The festival is LaBelle’s home in LaBelle. The town goes a little wild with a huge parade beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by two days of great entertainment, booths of unique items for sale and, of course, great food. Look for the boiled swamp cabbage, raw swamp cabbage salad and swamp cabbage fritters. If you h ave an adv enturous palate, you can also nd gator meat and other special treats. Saturday begins with a 5K Swamp Stomp run along a lovely route with glimpses of the Caloosahatchee River. The Swamp Cabbage Festival has something for everyone including a bike show, ca r show, and kiddie rides. On Sunday morning you can take part in nondenominational worship at Barron Park, with entertainment and festivities picking back up again after noon. There is also a shing tournament and a rodeo. Check out more information at swampcabbagefestival.org.MARCH The Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment and Festival set for Feb. 21, 22 and 23, commemorates the largest and ercest battle of the Second Seminole War. The original battle was fought Christmas Day, 1837. Part of the original battleground has been preserved as a state park on 3500 S.E. 38th Ave. (o U.S. Highway 441 S.E.) in Okeechobee. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Re-enactments are at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to re-enactments of the battle, the two-day festival will include alligator wrestling, a living history camp, artisans, Seminole arts, horse rides for the kids and folk music. Entry is $10 per car. For more information online, visit OkeechobeeBattle eld.com, or call 863-763-2121. The 13th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Art s will be held Feb. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 11954 S.E. Dixie Highway, in Hobe Sound. The festival starts at Bridge Road and alternate A1A, continuing south on A1A. Admission and parking are free. The festival will include a juried outdoor art showcase featuring 150 artists from 30 di erent states. Artists are selected to participate in the festival by an independent panel of expert judges. Artistic media include paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. For more information online, go to www.artfestival.com. The third Annual Seminole Wind Bluegrass Festival presented by KD Bass productions, is planned for the Fred Smith Arena at Brighton Seminole Reservation, o State Road 721 in Glades County, Jan. 31 Feb. 1. For information, call 863-4676039. The Florida State Fair will be held Feb. 6-17 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The fair features a carnival midway, business and agriculture exhibitions, livestock shows, equestrian events, competitions for food, art, photography, sewing, w oodcarving and horticulture. For more information, call 800-345-3247 or go online to www. oridastatefair.com. The Lakeport Sour Orange Festival will be held Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Community Center, 1239 Red Barn Road, o State Road 78 between Moore Haven and Okeechobee. A $1 donation is requested for parking. The festival features the traditional sour orange cooko An arts and crafts fair will feature local vendors. Plate lunches available will include a rib dinner. The festival will also feature a quilt show, a historical display, a photography display, children’s games, a display by the Lakeport Fire Department and sour orange pies. Cooks may enter their own original sour orange recipes to win money and ribbons. Judging starts at 10 a.m. For information on the cooko call 608-345-1324. For vendor information, call 1-863-227-1074. Festival visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating is limited. The 2014 Top of the Lake Art Festival is scheduled for Feb. 8 and 9 in the Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. The main event will be a juried ne art show with a competition for student artists. Artists from throughout the state are welcome to participate. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Okeechobee Main Street o ce at 863-357-6246 for an application. This year will again feature the “Chalk Walk” which will include street painters using a chalk medium. Chalk artists interested in participating should also contact the number above. For the second y ear, the festival will include a “Puppy Pageant” For additional information and applications, go online to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com. The Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show celebrates local agriculture. The event features a parade, livestock show and midway entertainment. The activities also include a beauty pageant and exhibits. The fair will be held this year from Feb. 14-22 in Clewiston. For more information, please call 863-983-9282 or go online to w ww.hendrycountyfair.com. The 76th Brighton Seminole Field Day & Rodeo set for Feb. 13-16, 2014, originated in 1938 as a day of sporting events and arts and crafts competitions for members of the Seminole Tribe. William P. Boehmer and his wife Edith—teachers at the original Brighton Day School—originated the festival as a way to bring Seminoles from other reservations together for some friendly competition. Over the years, the event evolved into a festival that is open to the public and showcases Seminole and other Native American arts, crafts, dances and traditions. On Friday, the festival The Florida Strawberry Festival is set for Feb. 28 March 9 in Plant City from 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, ne arts, horticulture and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious oats and high-stepping marching bands. For more information online, go to www. strawberryfestival. com. The Okeechobee County Fair will be held March 11-16, at the Agri-Civic Cente r Fairgrounds, with entrance o State Road 710. The fair includes a carnival midway, livestock shows, cooking competitions, fruit and vegetable competitions, sewing and arts and crafts competitions. There is even a Lego building competition. The Okeechobee 4-H and FFA Livestock Show will be the week of March 7-15, with the livestock sale on Saturday, March 15. Fairgrounds opens at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment will include a petting zoo featuring exotic animals, the Magic of Lance Gi ords, the Disc-Connected K9 Sho w and the Banana Derby. The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Spring Rodeo will be held March 8 and 9 at 2 p.m. each day at Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on U.S. 441 N., in Okeechobee. The Speckled Perch Festival sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street, will be held in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee on the weekend of March 15 and 16. The festival starts around 9 a.m. The Speckled Perch Festival Parade will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. The festival began as a sh fry fundraiser for the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. When the original chamber folded, Okeechobee Main Street took over the traditional event. Over the years, the festival has grown and changed, adding arts and crafts vendors, games for children and entertainment. Due to state health laws, speckled perch—which is a game sh and not commercially harvested—cannot be served at public events. So the sh dinner served at the Speckle Perch Festival is cat sh. The Big O Birding Festival the largest bird-themed event in South Central Florida will be held March 9-13. The four-day event will h ave a r egistration “roost” at the Port LaBelle Inn o State Road 80 in LaBelle. From there, visitors will explore Hendry and Glades Counties, which are home to more than 400 species of birds, 2014 marks the 66th annual Moore Haven Chalo Nitka Festival Chalo Nitka is one of the state’s oldest continuing festivals. The festival grounds are located in Chalo Nitka Park (across from the Glades County School Board O ce). The festival includes midway games, rides, and vendor booths selling food, crafts and jewelry. Events also include a rodeo and the Glades County livestock show. This year the festival is planned for Feb. 28 and March 1. The Chalo Nitka parade will be Saturday morning, March 1. For more information online go to www.chalonitka.com.See FLORIDA FESTIVALS — Page 6

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6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions January 2014 including Wood Storks, Everglades Snail Kites, Limpkins, Painted Buntings, and others which are resident in the area from October through April as well as species that live in Florida year round. Visitors can choose a single bird tour or opt for allinclusive, four-day passes. The festival o ers exclusive bird tours led by prestigious experts, workshops with a prestigious bird photographer, birding activities, meals and transportation to and from birding sites. For more information online go to w ww.BigOBirdingFestival.com or call 863-675-0125. Join us for the 28th AnnualClewistonSugar FestivalApril 11-13, 2014 For more information email ClewistonSugarFestival@yahoo.comVisit www.ClewistonSugarFestival.com or Like us on Facebook The Immokalee Harvest Festival will be March 28 and 29 in downtown Immokalee, starting at noon each day. For more information, got to www.immokaleechamber.com.APRIL FLORIDA FESTIVALSContinued From Page 4 MegaCon the largest comic book, anime, science ction, fantasy, gaming and multimedia event in the southeastern United States, will take place March 21–23, at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive in Orlando. The annual event attracts 50,000 visitors or more—many of them come dressed as a favorite character from a comic book, movie or video game. The convention includes panel discussions and seminars, dance parties, costume contests and more. Visitors can visit Artists Alley to watch comic book artists at work. They can meet stars from movies and television, writers and artists. A guest of honor at Megacon this year will be Stan Lee, known to millions as the man whose super heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. Stan’s co-creations include Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man and many more. Event tickets are available on the MegaCon website now. For more information, go to megaconvention.com. The Watermelon Festival an Arcadia Main Street event, will be held May 17 in Historic Downtown Arcadia. Festival organizers plan to showcase traditional events such as the wacky river race, bed race, seed spitting contest, and the watermelon pageant. For more information, go to www.arcadiamainstreet.com.JULYThe Caladium Festival and Car Show will be held July 25-27, at Stuart park in Lake Placid. The festival o ers bus rides to the caladium elds and displays in nearby subdivisions. For more information online, go to visitlakeplacid orida.com.SEPTEMBERLabor Day Weekend brings Okeechobee’s Annual Labor Day Festival with an arts and crafts festival in downtown Okeechobee, games for the whole family, a parade on Saturday morning. For more information on the parade and festival, go to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com. The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day Rodeo rounds out the weekend’s events. Last year the rodeo returned to the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Aren a on U.S. Highway 441 N. in Okeechobee.OCTOBER The 36th Annual Black Gold Jubilee Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, at the Torry Island Recreation Center in Belle Glade. The event kicks o with a 5K Walk/Run at 7:30 a.m., to be followed by all-day free children’s activities, rides, games, and a dunk tank. For the adults, food booths and arts and craft features the best in local cuisine and art. Rounding out the activities are photography displays, a car show, a volleyball tournament and a corn-eating contest. A reworks show at dusk caps o the festival. For more information, nd the Black Gold Jubilee on Facebook, or contact the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745. The Clewiston Sugar Festival will be held April 10-13 in the heart of the city across from the Clewiston Inn and the U.S. Sugar campus. Festival events will include: arts and crafts, food booths, a 5K run/walk, a kids fun park area, Big Lake Cruisers Classic Car Show, the Sweet Taste of Sugar recipe contest, the Raisin’ Cane Rodeo and live entertainment. The main festival events will be on Saturday, April 12. For more information online, go to www.clewistonsugarfestival.com. The fourth annual Avon Park Bluegrass Blueberry Festival, sponsored by A von Park Rotary Club, will be held April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rotary Building, 20 S. Verona Ave. in Avon Park. For information, see the web site at www. aprotaryblueberryfestival.com.MAYSunfest a celebration of music on the waterfront, will be held April 30 through May 4 in downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, go to sunfest.com. The Brown Sugar Festival is set for May 3 in Clewiston. The traditional event began with the organization of the Harlem Academy Alumni Association in Clewiston in 1976. The festival and pageant also serve as fundraisers for scholarships to send Clewiston’s Harlem community children to college. Over the years the festival has grown to include a gospel program, a talent show, a cruise trip, a dance, a parade, a basketball tournament, fashion show, a golden age banquet and all-day festivities. For more information online, go to http://brownsugarfestival.info/. The fourth annual Adam Bryant Memorial Minimal Regatta and Festival is on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the C. Scott Driver boat ramp. The race contestants make their own boats from one sheet of plywood, a pound of screws, 24 feet of 2” by 4”s and a roll of duct tape. For more information, go to www.minimalregatta.com. For updated information on area festivals and special events, see future editions of G.O.: Going Out—A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions, available online at orida.newszap.com.

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Musicals, comedies ... and chocolateGodspellBELLE GLADE — Prepare ye for Godspell, the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Awardwinning composer of Wicked. Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand new intimate, one-ofa-kind production. Raise your spirit with the Tony-nominated score lled with the popular hits “Day By Day,” “Light of the World,” and “Turn Back, O Man.” This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love has touched the hearts of countless theater goers all over the world — and now you can join in the celebration as a spectacular ensemble of bright young stars stirs your soul, raises your spirit and lifts you right out of your seat. Godspell will be performed at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the box o ce at 561-993-1160 or go online to http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/dollyhand/.Real Women have curvesLABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre will present “Real Women H ave Curv es” on Jan. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 12 & 19 at 2 p.m. Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this story is the outrageously funny story of ve full gured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. This play, a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women’s bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together. For tickets go to www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066.Putnam County Spelling BeeFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College’s McAlphin State will present “Putnam County Spelling Bee” Jan. 16, 17, 18 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 18, 19 at 2 p.m. A hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent “outsiders” vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and t in at the same time. Adult content. Not suitable for children. Tickets are $15 or $10 for subscription holders. For tickets or information, call the IRSC Box O ce at 772-462-4750 or 1-800-220-9915Mandate for Murder: Death by ChocolateOKEECHOBEE—Politics can be murder! It’s election night and all the friends and supporters of mayoral candidate Matthew Kensington are throwing him a surprise birthday/campaign party. But there’s one surprise no one suspects. Clues and suspects abound in this frenetic political satire that leaves the audience wondering just who they can trust. Great fun for all, with campaigners canvassing the audience as to who they’ll vote for. Not only can the audience question the suspects, but they even get to vote for the candidate of their choice and change the ending of each performance. Okeechobee High School Drama Troupe will perform Mandate for Murder on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium. The annual theatre fundraiser for the Okeechobee Educational Foundation costs only $20 per person and includes the “Death by Chocolate” dessert intermission sponsored by Waste Management. January 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 7 PERFORMING A RTS Area special events...Viva Florida 500 photography displayOKEECHOBEE — The lobby and breezeway of the Okeechobee County Courthouse will be used an art gallery through Feb. 14, as part of the Viva Florida 500 project. Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State, to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in present-day Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Len to the land he named La Florida in 1513. Part of this project is a travelling exhibit which includes 15 large-format photos of wild owers by John Moran. This exhibit commemorates the natural history of Florida, which roughly translates to “land of owers.” The exhibit is sponsored by the Florida Wildlife Foundation through the Florida State Wild ower License Plate Fund.‘Walk on the Wild Side’ wild game dinnerOKEECHOBEE — Come join the Rotary Club of Okeechobee as it teams up with Real Life Children’s Ranch to hold an exciting new fundraising event “Walk on the Wild Side” wild game dinner at Quail Creek Plantation at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2014. For more information on sponsorship packages, tickets or auction donations contact Donna Gaiser @ 863-610-9416 or canvas.shop@yahoo.com.

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ARTS A LA CARTE! 2013-2014 SEASON Serving Entertainment For All Tastes! 1977 COLLEGE DRIVE BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 Godspell Thursday, January 16, 2014 Flipside: The Patti Page Story Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Sleeping Beauty Tuesday, January 7, 2014Todd Oliver & Friends Saturday, February 1, 2014 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions January 2014 ROTARY CLUB OF OKEECHOBEE A PORTON OF THE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT REAL LIFE CHILDRENS RANCH JANUARY 25, 2014 QUAIL CREEK PLANTATION 5PM TO 9PM THIS IS AN EVENT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!! SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TICKETS $40 EACHSmoked Fish Dip Stuffed Jalaperos wtih Venison Swamp Cabbage Pheasant Axis Deer Frogs Legs Venison Kabobs Pulled Pork Red Stag Patties Quail Turkey Baked Beans Corn on the Cob Au Gratin Potatos Alligator Cup Cakes FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA GAISER 863-610-9416 CANVAS.SHOP@YAHOO.COM