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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsAs the Clewiston Police Department celebrated a victory in the completion of operation “Dirty Dozen,” which saw more than a dozen alleged drug offenders arrested in a two-day sweep last week, one of the arrested is speaking out against the alleged brutality he says the Clewiston police displayed with him. William Smith Jr., 35, was arrested on Jan. 8 after Clewiston police of cers surrounded his home on E. Sagamore Avenue and witnessed an alleged drug transaction between Smith and an informant sent by of cers. According to Smith’s arrest report, released by the Clewiston Police Department, of cers went to Smith’s house “based on information provided by a subject, Rafael Gonzalez.” Gonzalez, 34, of Clewiston, was also arrested on Jan. 8 on felony drug charges, including possession of and sale of opium or an opium derivative within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or business. The report states that Gonzalez was provided $70 in pre-recorded police narcotics funds and was sent by of cers to Smith’s house in order to “obtain controlled substances” from Smith. The report also states that sight and sound was maintained with Gonzalez by a narcotics agent. When Gonzalez arrived at the house, Smith answered the door. Gonzalez showed Smith the money and asked to buy cocaine. According to the report, Smith called back into his BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe frustrations that often accompany the self-checkout process at many big-box stores may lead to a lot of hair-pulling and under-the-breath muttering, but in one recent case, those frustrations led to the arrest of a Clewiston teen on Jan. 9, according to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department. The teen, 18-year-old Vitalino Velazquez, was arrested after allegedly punching the screen of a self-checkout machine at the Clewiston Walmart. According to the report, the store’s video surveillance showed an employee helping Velazquez at the machine at around 7:30 a.m. Velazquez DRIVE A NEW 2014 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2529 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #14C64. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1000 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 T G E D P BOCC H U A A P SEE DOG 9 SEE ARREST 14 SUBMITTED PHOTO BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Clewiston Police Department announced on Jan. 10 the completion of a 10-month-long undercover drug operation dubbed, “Dirty Dozen.” According to information provided by the department, of cers spent two days “sweeping up” alleged drug offenders identi ed during months of undercover work. Of cers targeted alleged narcotic transporters and suppliers within the community, and between Jan. 8 and 10, 12 individuals were arrested and three more remained at large. In all, Clewiston police reported 15 individuals would be arrested in connection with the operation, totaling more than 30 criminal charges. In a statement released by Clewiston Chief of Police Don Gutshall said, “The men and women of the ClewisCPD Arrests ‘Dirty Dozen’10-month-long undercover operation results in over 12 arrests of alleged drug offenders Seeking Justice for Shot DogClewiston police of cers shoot and kill man’s dog during arrest Anger Venting at Checkout Line Lands Man in JailSEE DRUGS 14

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 Recall Date: December 17, 2013. Recall Number: 14-061 Google and HP recalled HP Chromebook 11 chargers due to re and burn hazards. The charger can overheat and melt. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The company has agreed to replace the defective product. Please call Google toll-free at 866-628-1371 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Paci c Standard Time), seven days a week or online at http://chromebook.com and click on the Chromebook link at the top of the page, then click on Support for more information. Recall Details HP Chromebook 11 charger; Units: About 145,000 units; Description: This recall involves chargers that were sold with the HP Chromebook 11. The charger is black with outlet pins, measures 1.75 inches by .75 inches and has a six-foot long cord with a micro-USB connector on the end. The model number of the charger is MU15-N1052A00S, which is stamped on the face of the battery charger that has the outlet pins. Incidents/ Injuries: Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage to a pillow from an overheating charger. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charger for the HP Chromebook 11 and contact Google for a free replacement charger. Sold at: Best Buy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, bestbuy.com, Google Play at play.google.com, and HP Shopping at shopping.hp.com from October 2013 through November 2013 and included with the Chromebook 11, which sold for about $280. Importer: Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif. Distributor: Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif. Manufactured in: China Recall HP Chromebook 11 Chargers Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 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.”Baseball and Softball There is still time to sign up for Clewiston Recreation Baseball and Softball. Late registrations continue until 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.Garden Club MeetingThe Clewiston Garden Club is having their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Clewiston Museum at 9:30 a.m. They will be having a plant exchange. After the meeting, the Club will go to the Clewiston Country Club for lunch. Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park Jan. 21The South Central Florida Car Club starts off a new year with its monthly Cruise In on Jan. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Barron Park in LaBelle. The Cruise In is open to all area auto lovers. The public is welcome to come out and enjoy the rides. Come and enjoy a fresh, grilled hot dog served up with all the xings. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 863634-9875 or 863-234-8343.Clewiston’s Quarter AuctionClewiston’s Quarter Auction will be held on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. This month’s auction will bene t the Cameron Crawford Scholarship fund. It is a community event to raise money for a cause. Vendors will be auctioning items for quarters at the Clewiston Elk Lodge, located on 250 N Francisco St. There will be a 50/50 raf e, and food and drinks available. Paddles are $2 for the bid. Please bring lots of quarters! 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 members. For more information, please call 863-9831570.Dismissed EarlyHendry County Schools will be dismissed early on Friday, Jan. 17. School bus driver’s will follow their regular schedules based upon early release times.Homeschool Support Group MeetingH.E.R.E. (Home Educators Reaching for Excellence) meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Clewiston Library at 9 a.m. For more information, call Melanie Rudd at 863-228-7840. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS IF YOU JUDGE PEOPLE, YOU HAVE NO TIME TO LOVE THEM. MOTHER TERESA A freeze watch is in effect for Thursday night through Friday morning for Glades and Hendry counties. A strong cold front will bring a cold air mass into South Florida. This could allow areas in Glades and Hendry counties to see temperatures drop below freezing for several hours Thursday night through Friday morning. Temperatures may drop to around 30 degrees for three to four hours by Friday morning. Below freezing temperatures may cause damage to agricultural concerns. A freeze watch means temperatures of 32 degrees or lower are possible for any duration of time. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. Colder Weather for South Florida this WeekThe National Weather Service is reporting colder weather for South Florida this week. The following is a Freeze Watch issued by the National Weather Service

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonYellow-rumped Warblers breed from northern Alaska across Canada and Newfoundland, south to northern California, Colorado, Oklahoma, northern Louisiana, and South Carolina. They winter in California, Texas, Florida and in the Tropics. Their winter range varies with the availability of food and weather conditions. There are two subspecies of Yellow-rumped Warbler, the eastern Myrtle Warbler and the western Audubon’s Warbler. Yellow-rumped Warblers are fairly large, full-bodied warblers with a large head, sturdy bill and long, narrow tail. These gray birds have ashes of white in the wings and yellow patches on their face, rump and usually some yellow on their sides. During breeding season, adults also have yellow crown patches and white tail patches. Wintering birds are duller in color than the breeding birds. Females, fall males, and young are streaked gray-brown, but they always have a yellow rump and white spots in their tail. Their voice is a buzzy warble of ve or six high-pitched notes, or two-note phrases ending with an upward or downwards in ection, “chewy-chewychewy” or “chew-chew-chew.” During winter, they make a constant chirp or “contact call” to help keep the ock together. The oldest known Myrtle Warbler lived to be eight years and nine months old. The oldest recorded Audubon Warbler was 10 years old. This highly adaptable bird can be found in small ocks in a variety of habitats, including forests, bogs, forest edges and openings. In winter, they are often found in bushy thickets where they are capable of assimilating 80 percent of wax-coated berries, such as bayberry and wax myrtle. Its ability to use the wax-coated berries allows it to winter farther north than other warblers. They feed mainly on insects in the summer and berries and fruit in the winter. They will also come to feeders for fruit, suet and seeds. The breeding male will sometimes help carry materials for the nest that is built by the female in the fork of a sapling, far out on a branch of a tree or next to the tree trunk. It takes about 10 days to build the threeto four-inch cup of grass, bark, plant bers and spider webs, which are lined with ne grass and hair. One to six white speckled eggs are laid and incubated for 12 to 13 days. The young edge when they are about two weeks old. Anyone who would like to participate in upcoming driving trips at STA-5 on Jan. 18 or 25 should 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 at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding: Yellow-rumped Warbler PHOTO/ GREG CORNETTYellow-rumped Warbler BICYCLING/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 THE EAST END OF DEER FENCE ROAD INCLUDE A PUBLIC PARKING AREA, SIGNAGE AND COMPOSTING TOILET. Margaret England

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Growing OlderBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchWhen I was young, I made faces in the mirror. Now that I’m older, the mirror’s getting even. I heard people my age should start thinking about the hereafter. I already do. There are many times I go somewhere and ask myself, “What am I here after?” Every January, I face the reality of waking up and nding myself a year older, as well as facing subtle hints of mortality. Someone compared it to being like an automobile. As it gets older, the differential starts slipping and the ujoints get worn, causing the drive shaft to go bad. The transmission won’t go into high gear and sometimes has dif culty getting out of low. The carburetor gets fouled with pollutants and other matter, making it hard to get started in the morning. It’s hard to keep the radiator lled because of the leaking hose. The thermostat goes out, making it dif cult to reach operating temperature. The headlights grow dim, the horn gets weaker and the battery needs constant recharging. So what are we to do? Just because we are near the top of the hill doesn’t mean we’ve passed our peak. The wisest are not the ones with the most years in their lives, but the most life in their years. I’ve always been amazed at the discoveries science has come up with that add vitality and longevity to the life we live. Research has revealed close relationships help extend our lives. Men who kiss their wives every day are shown to live ve years longer than men who don’t. Science has also shown that we need the equivalent of 17 af rming touches or verbal afrmations a day in order to thrive. Our world around us is starving. In the name of God, let’s help each other thrive by making sure that we share at least 17 af rming hugs, touches or verbal af rmations each day with others. Also, pet your pets. Pet all your loved ones: your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your animals. Petting animals and loved ones lowers blood pressure. In addition to reaching out and touching someone, studies have shown that variety does add spice to life. Use as your motto Isaiah 42:16: “Along unfamiliar paths I will guide them.” Try some new food. Take a new route to work. Try a new book of the Bible. Break your daily routine in some small way. Do something wild. Just let go and let God. And go barefoot. A study reported some years ago in USA Today revealed that Americans who habitually kick off their shoes tend to live three years longer than the average American. In the Benedictine Monastic Order, the monks take off their shoes constantly. Whenever shoes are not an absolute necessity, they go barefoot. Why? Bare feet are aware feet: aware of the earth, aware of holiness, aware of life. Feet that are bound for too long begin to stink. Souls that are bound up and cooped up for too long begin to stink, as well. Let some fresh air into your soul. Go barefoot. And don’t forget to laugh. A lot. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22) Take a break and do something silly. There’s holiness in humor. Laughter helps keep us from taking life too seriously. One research study revealed that over 50 percent of all illnesses in the test group were stress-related. Laughter really is good medicine, especially when stress is concerned. The joy of the Lord is our strength! So, hug frequently, go wild, go barefoot and laugh often. Do so, and you will nd that you will not only add years to your life, you’ll have life in your years! This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!Women’s Night OutCLEWISTON — “Let The Games Begin!” WINGS (Women IN God’s Service) is hosting a night of Christian fun and fellowship open to all women in the community on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Life Enrichment Center of First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. There will be board games, card games and even some “Minute to Win It” type games! Bring a favorite nger food and a couple of friends. Childcare will be provided. Call Alice at 983-5269 with questions.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 hear 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 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Florida Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLinks basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.99 per month and business services are $29.00…$33.50 per month. Speci“c rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de“ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal bene“ts if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is de“ned for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by “ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home High-Speed Internet service up to 1.5 Mbps for $9.95* per month for the “rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 855.954.6546 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program.Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers*CenturyLink Internet Basics Program … Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the “rst full month of service bil led in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a m aximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still quali“es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for “rst 12 months of s ervice (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from Cent uryLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional insta llation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customers modem/router. General … Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by se rvice area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions … All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges … Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 2014 CenturyLink. All Rights Reserved. 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. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION John Hicks

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Being prepared for winter means more than just stocking up on Vitamin C. It also means making sure one’s home is ready for the onslaught of cooler weather and potential power outages. Whether it’s just windy and blustery, or there’s an ice storm or blizzard, wicked weather can cause all sorts of damage or power outages. One of the most important things one can do to ensure a safe, happy and healthy winter is to equip one’s home with a portable generator, which can serve as a useful back up during an emergency or when a power source isn’t available. Don’t forget, with great power comes great responsibility. When using a generator, keep these tips in mind:  Always read and follow the manufacturer’s operating manual and instructions before running a generator.  Engines emit carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless poisonous gas. Don’t run a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, basements, sheds or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Locate the unit outside and direct its exhaust away from doors, windows, vents and other openings to reduce the risk of CO from accumulating and potentially being drawn towards occupied spaces. Install a CO detector in the home.  Connect electrically powered items to the generator using heavy duty extension cords speci cally designed for outdoor use. Ensure the wattage rating for each cord exceeds the total wattage of all appliances connected to it. Check that the entire length of each cord is free of cuts or tears and that the plug has all three prongs. Coiled cords can get hot, so always uncoil cords and lay them in at open locations. Connections for standby power to a home’s electrical system must use a listed transfer switch and be installed by an electrician. The connection must isolate the generator power from the utility power.  Get the right generator size for one’s needs. For example, a 5500 watt portable generator is ideal for powering a small appliance and a few household items, whereas a 6250 watt portable generator can handle even more. Use free online resources, such as a generator size and wattage calculators, to determine how much power one needs.  Don’t wait for an emergency to operate the generator. Perform a dry run to make sure one is familiar with its operation. Run the machine occasionally to keep the engine lubricated.  Keep a ashlight handy to nd one’s way to the generator. Store it conveniently, covered, to keep it free of dirt and debris.  Proper generator maintenance includes several steps. For every eight hours of operation, check the oil. Change the air cleaner every 25 hours and the oil every 50 hours. Replace the spark plug every 100 hours. This winter, be prepared. Be sure to have a working portable generator, and the know-how to run it properly. 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.Betty A. Boyette Praytor, 74LAKELAND — Betty A. Boyette Praytor passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013. She is survived by her son, Michael Boyette, wife Vivian; daughters, Jan and V alerie Boyette, Shelley Crowe and husband Greg, Beverly Crater and husband Bruce; three grandchildren, Van, Michael and Amanda; sister, Mary Edith Pullen and husband Curtiss of Clewiston; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. We will miss her deeply. Jamone ‘Bombe’ FordeCLEWISTON — Jamone “Bombe” Ford passed away on J anuary 6, 2014. Viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at True Vine Church, 2100 10th St., Clew iston, Fla. Family and friends gathering at the Harlem Pavilion. Service will be Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at True Vine Church. Immediately following services the Repast will be at Harlem Civic Center. Frederick Arthur Green, SrCLEWISTON — Frederick Arthur Green, Sr. passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the age of 76 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on May 6, 1937. He was the fourth of ve children of Samuel Green and Dorothy (Effrige) Green. He spent his childhood in Southbury, Conn., graduated from Seymour High School, attended the University of Connecticut, and moved to Miami after a spring break trip made him fall in love with South Florida. He married Ethel B. Gibbon in November 1964, becoming a step-father to her three sons, Keith, Gregory, and Kevin Smith, and having another son, Frederick Jr., in 1970. His job as a marketing manager for the convenience store U-tote-M/Circle K took him from Miami, to Kansas, to Colorado, to Oklahoma, and nally back to South Florida. After retiring he moved to Clewiston, where he later joined the Elk Lodge. He became a widower with the passing of Ethel in 2003. He came from an old New England family that traced their roots back to the Puritan migration in the 1630’s. He is survived by a sister, Marilyn Talarico; a sister-inlaw, Elinor Green; and a brother-in-law, Joey Steward, and he was predeceased by two other sisters, Mari Steward and Dorothy Manville; a brother-in-law, Richard Manville; and a brother, Samuel Green. In addition to his four sons, Fred had six grandchildren, Jeanne and Andrew from Keith and Helen Smith, Kari and Emily from Kevin and Deborah Smith, and Emma and Connor from Fred Jr. and Vikki Green. He is also survived by ve great-grandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He truly loved and enjoyed his family and friends, and he lived life to the fullest. Services were held at the Akin-Davis funeral home in Clewiston, Fla., at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 with a viewing for family and close friends from 12:00 to 1:00. In lieu of owers, please make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice. At a future date he will be buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Southbury, Conn.NOTICE OF MEETING HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDPLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the 2013 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD will convene its “nal public meeting on TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, 33935 for the purpose of making “nal decisions based upon evaluations of the “ndings and recommendations of the duly appointed Special Magistrate on petitions duly “led with the 2013 Value Adjustment Board regarding 2013 property tax assessments, exemptions, deferrals, classi“cations and transfers of homestead assessment difference and to certify the 2013 tax roll. The VAB may consider other items as may be appropriate or timely. Anyone who appeals a decision made thereat will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk, Hendry County Value Adjustment Board RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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Keith Fels, of Ocala, weighed four bass totaling seven pounds, 15 ounces on Saturday, Jan. 11 to win the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event on Lake Okeechobee, presented by Power-Pole, with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 54 pounds, 15 ounces. For his victory, Fels earned $40,000 and a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor. Fels notched his seventh career top-10 FLW nish on Lake Okeechobee in grand style, banging out a 10-pounder on the second day of the tournament, building an insurmountable lead over the rest of the eld. "I gured out something on Okeechobee, I guess," said Fels. "It's something different I do with it. I don't know, it's kind of a secret. ... I was just pitching to holes in the hydrilla. It was probably a foot or a foot-and-a-half deep -really pretty shallow. The sh moved in there yesterday; they weren't in there today. The wind changed directions. It moved them, I guess." Fels contintued, saying, "She (the 10-pounder) hit it and I missed it. I thought it felt like a good one, so I ipped back in and she got it. Then she got down in the hydrilla and I was pulling up like 50 pounds of hydrilla, and I got it right to the boat and my line broke right by the reel. The line fell down and coiled up by the hydrilla, so I reached down and wrapped it around my hand and pulled it in. My co-angler was freaking out. He said, Oh my God, that's a 12-pounder!'" Fels nished with some words of advice: "Slowing down was the key. I wasn't getting bit during practice. I was probably shing too fast. I slowed way down and let the bait sit and the sh just came and picked it up." Fels said he caught most of his big sh on a jig with a Gambler MegaDaddy or a Why Not on it. Fels also did some punching with those same baits and a two-ounce weight. The top 10 pros on Lake Okeechobee were: First: Keith Fels, Ocala, Fla.; 14 bass, 54-15, $40,000 + a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor Second: Jared McMillan, Belle Glade, Fla.; 15 bass, 52-11, $15,500 Third: Randy Haynes, Counce, Tenn.; 13 bass, 49-2, $12,000 Fourth: Val Osinski, Pompano Beach, Fla.; 15 bass, 46-7, $10,000 Fifth: Keith Pace, Monticello, Ark.; 15 bass, 45-3, $9,000 Sixth: Brandon McMillan, Clewiston, Fla.; 15 bass, 44-8, $8,000 Seventh: Joseph Kremer., Osteen, Fla.; 15 bass, 44-4, $7,000 Eigth: Miles Burghoff, Guntersville, Ala.; 15 bass, 43-1, $6,000 Ninth: Thomas Helton, Charleston, Tenn.; 15 bass, 42-3, $5,000 10th: Kent Ware, Wadmalaw Island, S.C.; 14 bass, 40-6, $4,000 Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com. Fels caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division on Friday, Jan. 10 a 10-pound, nine-ounce bass that earned him the day's Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $300. Rex Jaeger, of Hamilton, Ohio, won the coangler division and a Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 31 pounds, seven ounces. The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Okeechobee were: First: Rex Jaeger, Hamilton, Ohio; 15 bass, 31-7, Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor Second: Ronnie Green, Sebring, Fla.; 15 bass, 30-12, $5,000 Third: Aaron Richardson, Destin, Fla.; 14 bass, 29-5, $4,000 Fourth: Tim Fox, Meridian, Miss.; 12 bass, 29-4, $3,500 Fifth: Don Lewis, Jacksonville, Fla., 14 bass, 27-13, $3,000 Sixth: Alphonso Taylor, Kennesaw, Ga.; 12 bass, 26-9, $2,500 Seventh: Dean Harcourt, Sebastian, Fla.; 13 bass, 25-1, $2,000 Eighth: Mitch Reynolds, Petal, Miss.; 11 bass, 24-10, $1,750 Ninth: Ty Solis, Albany, Ga.; 12 bass, 24-8, $1,500 10th: Dwight Grif th, Somerset, Ky.; 12 bass, 23-3, $1,250 Mike Evans caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division on Thursday, Jan. 9 a 10-pound, eight-ounce bass that earned him the day's Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $200. The Rayovac FLW Series consists of ve divisions Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the Strike King Angler of the Year title, which allows them to sh the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup. This was the rst Rayovac FLW Series event of the 2014 season. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 La Comisin de Servicios Pblicos de Florida (Florida Public Service Commission) design a CenturyLink como Proveedor de Telecomunicaciones Elegible (Eligible Telecommunications Carrier) para proporcionar servicios universales dentro del rea donde brinda su servicio. Las tarifas de CenturyLink para servicios bsicos locales son de $19.99 al mes en lneas de voz residenciales, y de $29.00 a $33.50 al mes en servicios para negocios. Por favor solicita ms informacin acerca de tarifas espec“cas. CenturyLink participa en un programa de bene“cios del gobierno (Lifeline) que ofrece servicio telefnico residencial ms accesible a los individuos y familias de bajos ingresos que cali“quen. Los clientes elegibles son quienes cumplan con los estndares de elegibilidad de“nidos por la FCC y las comisiones estatales. Los residentes que vivan en Tierras Tribales reconocidas federalmente podran cali“car para recibir bene“cios Tribales adicionales si participan en ciertos programas de elegibilidad federales adicionales. El descuento de Lifeline est disponible solamente para un telfono por hogar, ya sea una lnea telefnica terrestre o inalmbrica. Para los propsitos del programa Lifeline, un hogar se de“ne como un individuo o un grupo de individuos que viven juntos en un mismo domicilio y que comparten sus ingresos y gastos. El servicio de Lifeline no es transferible y slo los clientes que sean elegibles se podrn inscribir en el programa. Los clientes que hagan falsas declaraciones intencionalmente con el objeto de obtener el servicio telefnico Lifeline podran ser sancionados con multas o encarcelamiento, y se les podra negar la participacin en el programa. Los suscriptores elegibles a Lifeline tambin podran cali“car para servicio residencial de Internet de Alta Velocidad con“able de hasta 1.5 Mbps por $9.95* al mes durante los primeros 12 meses del servicio. Visita centurylink.com/internetbasics para obtener ms detalles. Si vives dentro de un rea de servicio de CenturyLink, por favor llama al 855.954.6546 o visita centurylink.com/lifeline para resolver tus dudas o solicitar un formulario para el programa Lifeline.Descuentos en Servicios de Telfono e Internet Disponibles para Clientes de CenturyLink*Programa CenturyLink Internet Basics … El Programa CenturyLink Internet Basics slo est disponible a clientes residenciales que cali“quen basado en el cumplimiento con los requisitos de nivel de ingreso y requiere que se mantengan elegibles durante la duracin completa del periodo de la ofe rta. La primera factura incluir los cargos correspondientes al primer mes entero de servicio por anticipado, cargos prorrateados por el servicio a partir de la fecha de i nstalacin y hasta la fecha de facturacin, y los cargos y cuotas nicos descritos previamente. Los clientes que cali“quen podrn conservar el servicio dentro de este programa durante un mximo de sesenta (60) meses despus de la activacin del servicio siempre y cuando sigan siendo elegibles en ese momento. La tarifa publicada de $9.95 al mes para Intern et de Alta Velocidad aplica durante los primeros doce (12) meses del servicio, despus de los cuales, la tarifa se revertir a $14.95 al mes durante los siguientes cuarenta y o cho (48) meses de servicio, y requiere de un acuerdo de plazo de doce (12) meses. El cliente deber rentar un modem/router de CenturyLink por una tarifa mensual recurrente o adquir ir un modem/router independiente. Aplica una cuota nica por activacin de Internet de Alta Velocidad. Una cuota nica por instalacin profesional (si el cliente la elije) y una cuota nica por manejo y envo aplican para mdems/routers que se adquieran. General … Los servicios no estn disponibles en todas partes. CenturyLink puede cambiar o cancelar servicios, o sustituir servicios simi lares a su sola discrecin sin previo aviso. Las ofertas, planes y tarifas mencionadas estn sujetas a cambio y pueden variar por re a de servicio. Se puede requerir depsito. Sujeto a restricciones adicionales. Trminos y Condiciones … Todos los productos y servicios mencionados estn sujetos a impuestos, trminos de servicio o trminos y condiciones publicados en centurylink.com. Impuestos, Cargos y Sobrecargos … Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos aplicables incluyen un cargo de Servicio de Carrier Universal, un sobrecargo de la recuperacin de costos del proveedor, cargos locales y estatales que varan por rea, y ciertos sobrecargos de ntro del estado. Tarifas de recuperacin de costos no son cargos de impuestos ni requerimientos del gobierno por su utilizacin. Sujeto a impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos basados en la tarifa mensual estndar, no la promocional. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 Fels Wins Rayovac FLW Event on Lake Okeechobee PHOTO/ ROB NEWELLKeith Fels, of Ocala, won the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event on Lake Okeechobee, presented by Power-Pole, with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 54 pounds, 15 ounces. PHOTO/ ROB NEWELLJared McMillan, of Belle Glade, nished runner-up at the rst Rayovac FLW Series event of the 2014 season on Lake Okeechobee, with a three-day total of 52 pounds, 11 ounces.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 The fth grade students at Westside Elementary School held their rst annual "Great Egg Drop." Each student designed a device that would keep a raw egg intact when dropped from various heights. These containers were created using knowledge from the scienti c study of force and motion. It was an "egg-cellent" adventure! The Great Egg Drop

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house to his wife, at which time, police of cers moved in to take "control of the situation." Smith and his wife reportedly gave of cers permission to search their home, where of cers found cocaine, cutting agents and a small amount of marijuana. The report also states Smith's wife told of cers she and Smith use small amounts of cocaine and marijuana "on a regular basis" and she knows Smith to use a dietary supplement to cut the cocaine powder in order to make a larger amount of product. Smith was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. Smith, on the other hand, has a different recollection of the events of Jan. 8. Speaking with The Clewiston News two days after his arrest, Smith told a harrowing story of how Clewiston police of cers allegedly came onto his property without permission, held a gun to his wife's head in order to coerce a search of his home, and shot his dog, Bear, to death. Standing just outside his home, a picture of Smith's dog memorializes the friend and companion Smith said the entire neighborhood knew and loved. "My wife can't have kids, so [Bear] was sentimental for us," said Smith. According to Smith, he answered a knock on the door that night and found Gonzalez standing on his door step. Smith said he knew Gonzalez because Gonzalez was an acquaintance of his wife. Smith also said Gonzalez did not ask for drugs at rst. "If y'all [the police] had audio on him, you [they] would have known he didn't ask me for drugs, he asked me for a cigarette," said Smith. It wasn't until Smith came back outside a second time and found Gonzalez still on his doorstep that Smith said Gonzalez muttered something under his breath about drugs. Lieutenant Rowan, of the Clewiston Police Department, acknowledged that the police moved in on Smith's house because they believed a drug transaction had occurred, though they were mistaken. Despite the failed drug transaction, of cers surrounded Smith's home and ordered him onto the ground, said Smith. According to Lt. Rowan, however, Smith failed to comply with of cers' orders and that is where the situation took an aggressive turn. Smith's dog was behind a fence in the backyard, barking at the of cers, including a police canine, which was on the other side of the fence in the neighbor's yard, according to Smith. Lt. Rowan said Smith's own aggression led to the aggression of the dog and the need to use force. Smith was reportedly uncooperative while of cers tried to restrain him on the ground outside his home. Smith admitted that he "blacked out" during the time he was on the ground -the same time Bear was allegedly barking at the of cers. A fresh bullet hole stood out in the ground next to where Smith was reportedly resisting his arrest. Lt. Rowan said Bear snapped at one of the of cers while Smith was "physically resisting arrest" and "nearly bit the face of one of cer." Smith said he and his wife begged of cers to allow them to put Bear inside the house, however, of cers would not let them. Bear was next to the neighbor's yard where the canine of cer was allegedly standing when he was shot; the pile of blood and dead tissue still lay on the ground near the fence two days later, with a bullet casing resting inches away from the debris. Smith said he wants to "seek justice" for his dog and bring to light the alleged brutality he faced by the police. "It's time to get the word out about police brutality. If you're going to do operations and drug busts, do it the right way," said Smith. According to Smith, police of cers showed up at his house with no probable cause and without a warrant. Smith said of cers used their guns to intimidate his wife into allowing of cers to search their home. "They put a gun to my wife's head," said Smith. When of cers nished searching his home, Smith said they only found a small bag with resi-due in it, as well as a blade Smith's wife uses to break up a diet pill. Lt. Rowan, however, said of cers found several small bags lled with a white powder in Smith's home. The white powder reportedly tested positive for cocaine and Lt. Rowan said there were pictures taken of the bags inside Smith's home, which are now in evidence. Though Smith is angry about how the events unfolded leading to his arrest and drug charges, Smith is more concerned about seeking justice for his slain dog. Smith and his wife held a small memorial for Bear on Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m. outside their home, attended by friends and neighbors. "He's going to be remembered," said Smith. "I'll make sure he is." Lt. Rowan said of cers had a responsibility to protect the safety of those in the area and, therefore, a "use of force" was necessary. "I'm sorry about his dog, I really am," said Lt. Rowan. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 DOGContinued From Page 1 SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions HUGE AUCTION: Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment, Misc. ToolsSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeNQAS is recognized as a world leader in the manufacture and supply of replacement parts to suit CASE and John Deere sugarcane harvesters. An exciting opportunity exists within our Clewiston Florida operation for a ‘hands on’ Sales Support & Logistics Coordinator. By nature you shall be a self-starter, results oriented, good-humored, bilingual in Spanish and English and have a solid commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and spare parts advice on a daily basis. You will be responsible for interpreting and following up on customer needs, preparing quotes and orders, invoicing sales, purchasing and coordinating orders for all imported and exported products. Previous parts interpretation experience is looked upon favorably as is a passion in working with mechanical spare parts. To apply please send your Cover Letter and Resume to: rebecca@hrdynamics.com.au Employment Full Time City of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Accounting Specialist (PT) IT Technician (PT) Please refer to www.cityofpahokee.com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screening and background check. FIELD ANALYST Full time with bene ts, applications available in LaBelle of ce. Additional information available www. hendryprop.org position open until lled. Hendry County Property Appraiser 25 E. Hickpochee Ave Room A329 LaBelle, FL 33935-5015 863-675-5270 EOE/DFSFWP VETERANS PREFERENCE Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Dependable? Kind? Caring? JOIN THE RESCARE HOMECARE TEAM of dedicated caregivers who are making a difference! RN, LPN, Home Health Aide, CNA, and Companion positions available. Special needs in Labelle area. Proven experience and maturity are a must. Competitive Wages offered. Only the best need apply. Reliable transportation required to apply visit: www.rescare. com/careers or call 239-390-0824 EOE/M/F/D/V DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 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. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014

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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held their regularly scheduled meeting at Clewiston’s City Hall on Jan. 14. The short meeting centered around a landowner’s dispute with public property and the happenings of Airglades Airport, with a brief mention of the status of East Hendry County Rec. Airglades Airport Commissioners began the meeting by pulling several items from the consent agenda for further discussion. Item M, pulled by Chairman Karson Turner, sought approval of an extension to the negotiation period with Airglades International Airport, LLC (AIA). Chairman Turner hoped to push back the negotiation period between the county and AIA to the second week of May, unless the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responds back to the county before then with information on the latest drafts of the purchase and sale agreement, as well as the management agreement. Since the county agreed to enter into a period of negotiation with AIA in April 2012 about the sale or lease of Airglades Airport, the negotiation period has been extended twelve times. The current extension period was set to expire on Jan. 14; Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the motion to extend negotiations until May. Attorney Lapp also told commissioners the FAA replied to the county on Monday, Jan. 13 with comments about the agreements, though he would not go into further detail about what was discussed. East County Rec Public Hearings saw a short discussion on the East Hendry County Recreation agreement -the agreement between the city of Clewiston and Hendry County that aims to help share the cost of recreation between city residents and unincorporated residents -with Attorney Lapp catching the commissioners up to speed on the status of the inter-local agreement. Attorney Lapp said the city of Clewiston is not proceeding with a special assessment on commercial properties, however, they do plan to use a special assessment on residential properties. County commissioners also agreed they did not want to assess commercial properties within the borders of East County Rec. The public hearing was regarded as needing no action, however, County Administrator Charles Chapman continued with East County Rec updates. A special meeting was held on Monday, Jan. 6 between city and the county administrators to discuss going forward after a pre-holiday revelation found the city could not assess businesses using the uniform method -where a at rate would be assessed for all businesses located within the city limits. Administrator Chapman also said as of now, there are “two vehicles” driving East County Rec: the city and the county. Both parties must wait until next year to consider enveloping East County Rec under one assessment. Despite the apparent setbacks, Administrator Chapman said East County Rec is going forward as a “slow, methodical process.” He also said he is “hopeful for the future success of East County Rec.” Staff Reports Associate Planner Sara Catala asked commissioners to consider options for a landowner who had planned to expand her business until a 15foot-wide public right-of-way halted her project. Catala suggested commissioners vote to allow the county to initiate the application process to remove the public right-of-way, and ask the landowner to pay for the “hard costs” associated with the application process. Commissioner Don Davis weighed in on the discussion before any decisions were made, explaining that the application fee was upwards of $2,500, a cost the landowner could not afford to pay. In an effort to garner the small business spirit, Commissioner Davis suggested in the form of a motion that the county waive the application fee and ask the landowner to pay only the cost of advertising associated with her project. Commissioner Mike Swindle seconded the motion, but a question from Commissioner Darrell Harris about how the county is going to pay for the application costs prompted further discussion, ending with Chairman Turner claiming the commissioners were “making a mountain out of a molehill.” Commissioners eventually voted on Commissioner Davis’ motion, with Chairman Turner, Commissioner Swindle and Commissioner Davis voting in its favor; Commissioners Taylor and Harris voted against the motion. Staff reports continued with Administrator Chapman presenting an item on the county’s mobile device management policy. Commissioners voted in favor of making changes to the policy, meaning the county will now issue less smart phones to its employees, and will, instead, issue more stipends to pay for cell phones. Airglades Revisited Discussions returned to Airglades Airport at the end of the meeting, when Public Works Director Shane Parker discussed an informal agreement between the county and Clewiston Tank Wash, LLC, who has been storing tanks near Airglades Airport for free while they complete improvement projects at their business. Because of a skydiving event being held at Airglades Airport later this month, Clewiston Tank Wash must remove their tanks from the current location by Saturday, Jan. 18. Clewiston Tank Wash is now asking to move those tanks to another location, adjacent to Airglades Airport, because the improvement projects are not yet nished. Chairman Turner said he had no problem with Clewiston Tank Wash storing their tanks on county property, so long as the county “reaps a nancial bene t.” Chairman Turner asked Parker to request a small rental fee from Clewiston Tank Wash, and the item would be brought back for discussion at a later meeting. The next Board of County Commissioners Meeting will be held in LaBelle’s City Hall on Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 Board of Commissioners Hears Updates on Airglades AirportFAA responds to county about purchase and sale agreement The Florida Department of Health is raising awareness about the important steps families can take to improve the health of babies and decrease the impact of birth defects. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and the Department is encouraging women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy to take steps to have a healthy pregnancy. “With birth defects impacting one in every 28 babies born in Florida, it is important that families are aware of this serious matter,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for Health and deputy state health of cer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). “The Department works hand in hand with health care providers, families and researchers to improve disease detection and ensure care.” Birth defects are caused by genetic and environmental factors, or a combination of both. The majority of birth defects do not have a known cause. For any woman who is pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the Department recommends that she:  Go for a pre-pregnancy checkup and talk with her health care provider about any medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity or seizures.  Women of child bearing age should take a vitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid daily.  Eat a healthy balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight and exercise.  Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs.  Avoid exposure to hazardous chemicals. Promoting Better Health for BabiesSEE HEALTH 14

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Employment Full Time SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST Coordinates, develops and prepares operating and capital budgets and forecasts. Prepares monthly nancial performance reports including variance analyses, cost/ volume variances, labor reports, etc. Analyzes results and trends and communicates concerns to management. Performs ad hoc analyses such as capital budgeting and other ROI models REQUIREMENTS Three plus years of previous nancial analysis experience Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting Strong Excel skills including Pivot Tables, V-lookup, MS Query, macros, etc. Experience in nancial ERP systems (SAP/BPC/BW preferred) Previous experience in developing and implementing operating and capital budgets Experience in manufacturing environment highly preferred United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL Jdooley@ ussugar.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ClothingGeniune 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 Apartments1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. DOCK SPACE AVAILABLE (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. MOORE HAVEN (10th St.) 2br./1ba., Central Air/heat, Ceramic tile, W/D hookup, $550 mo. 1st./Sec. 863-983-9480 or 863-677-0796. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Commercial PropertyApprox 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 Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON: 3BR, 2BA in Tower Lake Estates, 1822 Matthew Loop. 2010 Like new! $750 mo. + $500 dep. Call (863)599-2632 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public NoticeAVISO 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 11:30 A.M., in Conference Room # 1, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. 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. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 460118 CN/CB 1/16/2014 Public NoticeSouth Florida Water Management District PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 permits@sfwmd.gov NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Glades County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. Warr Farm LLC (Warr Farm) 2243 River Oak Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33905, has submitted Application 140103-3 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00248-W to irrigate 244 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from SFWMD C-43 Canal and the project is located in Sections 15,22, Township 42 South, Range 32 East. 459912 GCD 1/16/2014 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the City of South Bay, Florida will hold its General Election on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing three Commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. There will be one commissioner elected representing Seat “1”, one commissioner elected representing Seat “3”, and one commissioner elected representing Seat “5”. Candidates must be a resident and quali ed elector of the City of South Bay. The rst day for qualifying begins January 28, 2014, at noon, and the nal day for qualifying is February 11, 2014, at noon. Candidates must le in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida, during regular of ce hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) until said date and time. Each Candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large. City of South Bay Jessica Figueroa City Clerk 459473 CN 1/16/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3622 2010 3014334-01003600130 Smith Properties City Walk LLC Lots 40 and 41, in Block 360 of the GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, inclusive, 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459861 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3364 2010 2014329-01000710050 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock I Lot 5, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the map or 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459867 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1090 2010 1144331-01000000130 Efrain A Salas Lot 13, GREENWOOD FOREST, UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459860 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4281 2010 4104329-06021870170 Jean Wesler Desvesin And Gaetanne Marie Devesin Lot 17, Block 2187, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459863 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, may attend and speak at a Community Values Workshop, at 6:00 p.m. on January 23, 2014, at the Harlem Civic Center, 2000 7th St., Clewiston, Florida. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Karson Turner, Chairman 460099 CN/CB 1/16/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 10:00A.M. January 28, 2014, at the District of ce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935.The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and review annual reports.Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346. The Board of Supervisors will meet immediately after adjournment of the Landowners’ Meeting.These meetings are open to the public.Mark D. Colbert, Chairman 460098 CN/CB 1/16,23/2014 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 27th, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1993 Toyota, VIN: 1NXAE09E2PZ032788 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 460096 1/16/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000931 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, v.RAFAEL RUIZ; VOGDALINE RUIZ A/K/A VIGADALINA RUIZ A/K/A VIGDALINA RUIZ; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 19, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 6 AND EAST 30 FEET OF LOT 7, IN BLOCK 207 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 423 W. PASADENA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, on January 22, 2014 beginning at 11:00 A.M. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from, the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.459075 CN 1/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 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 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. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4289 2010 4104329-06021900220 Allen C Derrick, Kevin A Derrick and Jon L Derrick Lot 22, Block 2190, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459864 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank c/o Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4230 2010 4104329-04021600180 Pedro C & Rosalia Pereiro Lot 18, Block 2160 PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459854 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDChapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 87 2010 1214328-03000000050 Hernandez Property Investments Lot 5, OLD FORT DENAUD SUBDIVISION, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 153 through 156, 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 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459888 CN/CB 1/16/2014 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 3365 2010 2014329-01000710060 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock I Lot 6, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the map or 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459868 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Broward County, Florida, Case number: FMCE07007734 41/91 on November 18th, 2013 in the matter of Americo R. Betancourt and Vilma G. Miranda, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit:Americo R Betancourt’s undivided one half interest in the following property described hence forth: The North one-half (N ) of the Northwest one-quarter (NW ) of the Northeast one-quarter (N ) of the Southwest one-quarter (SW ) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE ) of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, HENDRY County Florida. A/K/A LOT 3886, MONTURA RANCH ESTATESand on February 20th, 2014, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 459846 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3374 2010 2014329-0100077C010 Daniel Isias Delacruz + Isaias Delacruz + Romy T Delacruz Lots 1 and 2, Block C, LaBelle Terrace, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0077-C01.0 Property Address: 275 E. Seminole Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33975 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459852 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Central County Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, 33440 on the following dates and times: Meeting Date Time Workshop 01/20/2014 2:00 P.M. Workshop 01/22/2014 2:00 P. M. Board Meeting 01/22/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 02/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 03/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 04/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 05/28/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 06/25/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 07/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 08/27/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 09/24/2014 7:00 P. M. Annual Landowner Will be advertised Board Meeting Will be advertised Following LO Board Meeting 11/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 7:00 P. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special Accommodation to participate in these proceeding should contact the District at (863) 983-5797 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 2nd day of January 2014. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 459276 CN 1/2,9,16,23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 822 2010 1274329-01000021020 Elizabeth Carolyn Thompson The South one-half of Tract 64 of LaBelle Ranchettes, an unrecorded subdivision, being more particularly described as follows: The South onehalf of the following described property: The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, less the North 30 feet thereof, reserved for perpetual road right-of-way purposes, being in Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Together with an easement across the West 20 feet of the North onehalf of the East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459857 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1089 2010 1144331-01000000120 Efrain A Salas Lot 12, GREENWOOD FOREST, UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459858 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262010CA000281CAAXMX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff(s), vs. JAY MERCER, et. al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262010CA000281CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and JAY MERCER; EMILY JOYCE MERCER AND JANE DOE N/K/A CYNTHIA LAFOLETTE are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce C.E. Hall Building, at Hall Building, at 11am on the 12th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, TOWER LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 143 AND 144, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1813 MATTHEW LOOP, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER, THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HENDRY County, Florida, this 11th day of October, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need ofa special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County. 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935County Phone: 863-675-5204 MD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fat avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezven spesiyal you akomodasiyon you yo patisipe nan pwogram sa-a dwe, nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakle Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimdro, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-87701 pasan pa Florida Relay Service, “En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter rof ce administrative de la Court situe au, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TOD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service,” “De acuerdo con ci Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedirnentos. Inhabilitados, personas on necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contact con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCT-ME AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 454784 CN 1/16,23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4332 2010 4104329-06021980220 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Tim Rawson IRA FBO Tim Rawson IRA Lot 22, Block 2198, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459865 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 879 2010 1274329-01000E20340 Juan Esquivel From the intersection of the South line of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of SR 29, run N 03 degrees 51’ W, along the centerline of SR 29, a distance of 400 feet to the P.O.B. Thence N 86 degrees 26’ E 450 feet; thence S 03 degrees 51’ E 125 feet; thence S 86 degrees 26’ W 450 feet; thence N 03 degrees 51’ W 125 feet to the P.O.B. Less the Westerly 50 feet for the right-ofway of SR 29. More commonly known as Business Lots 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38, Section E-2, LaBelle Ranchettes, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459856 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr 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 2498 2006 4104329-04021410030 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 3, Block 2141, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459866 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3668 2010 3014334-01004270080 MTAG Cust for Amherst Asset Mgmt, LLC Lots 10 thru 12, Block 427, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 3-34-43-01-010-0427-008.0 Property Address: 340 W. El Paso Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459853 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 ton Police Department are committed to our community by ensuring that the safety and quality of life for our citizens are protected. We vow to continue to target those elements both within and without the city of Clewiston who pose a threat to those qualities.” In an interview with The Clewiston News, Chief Gutshall said the police department has not pushed this hard on narcotics in a long time. After watching troops at the patrol level and seeing which types of drugs turned up at trafc stops, Chief Gutshall said he could see an increase in the amount of narcotics on the streets, a number he said he hasn’t seen for years. “Six, seven, eight years ago, you couldn’t buy this stuff in Clewiston,” said Chief Gutshall. “We [Clewiston police] pushed it back into the county, but in the last few years, we’ve had to pull back in scope because of cuts in personnel, so this stuff has come roaring back.” Chief Gutshall said he was “appalled” by the variety of narcotics found during the 10-monthlong operation, and in his opinion, methamphetamine is the “most dangerous” drug out there. Methamphetamine is a schedule II narcotic, meaning it is considered to have a high potential for abuse and has a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Of the dozen arrested last week, at least half were charged with either possession of or sale or delivery of methamphetamine. The remaining charges included possession of cocaine, with which at least seven of the 12 were charged, and sale or delivery of opium or an opium derivative, with which at least two were charged. The arrests came after a grueling 10-monthlong undercover operation, which Chief Gutshall said started out small, before morphing into something bigger than the Clewiston Police Department had expected. “We eased into it [the operation],” said Chief Gutshall. “We allowed [the of cers] to dirty up and grow their hair long and got them out in the town.” Chief Gutshall said he originally thought the operation would last about three or four months and only a few arrests would be made. The operation, however, spread out more and more and resulted in a dozen arrests by Jan. 10, with more to come in the following days. Undercover of cers spent much of those long months developing relationships with the people they were targeting, in order to put them “at ease,” explained Chief Gutshall. “One buy can take several hours to set up,” said Chief Gutshall. “An of cer may spend two to four weeks on one person and it may turn out that it doesn’t work.” Chief Gutshall was proud of the work his ofcers did during operation, “Dirty Dozen,” and said drug operations are certainly something the Clewiston police “needs to keep doing.” Lieutenant Rowan, a key player in operation “Dirty Dozen,” agreed with Chief Gutshall’s desire to continue such operations. “We need to clean up this community,” said Lieutenant Rowan. “It is riddled with narcotics.” DRUGSContinued From Page 1 Three counts of sale or delivery of controlled substance Sale or delivery of cocaine Possession of cocaine Two counts of sale or delivery of controlled substance Two counts of possession of cocaine Sale or delivery of cocaine de s t ca l i v of ca Larry Hall Jr. Willie Lee FosterSale or delivery of controlled substance tr o Derrick Cornelius WebberPossession of cocaine Sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 ft of public park Sale or delivery of controlled substance Traf cking in illegal drugs, 4 grams or more st l i c tr o 4 Lance Maurice McculloughSale of cocaine within 200 ft of public housing Possession of cocaine Sale or delivery of controlled substance f t t r o Roger Freeman Tiffany Latoya Simpson-NajeraPossession of a controlled substance Traf cking in illegal drugs, 4 grams or more Po su b s ta T r a 4 gr am No Photo AvailableDakota Lee ChesneyPossession of marijuana not more than 20 grams Sale or delivery of cannibus no ni Allah Leviticus LawrencePossession of controlled substance Sale or delivery of controlled substance Possession of cocaine Sale or delivery of cocaine Sale or delivery of cocaine Possession of controlled substance Sale or delivery of controlled substance su t r o ca ca su t r o Victor Luis Ruiz Jr. Christopher Sellers Carlos Rivera IIIPossession of cocaine Possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver w tu William Henry SmithPossession of cocaine Sale or delivery of cocaine Possession of controlled substance Sale or delivery of controlled substance ca su tr o J.C. Davis III then reportedly punched the screen “in an act of anger,” walked out of the store and then left on a skateboard. The surveillance video was shown to Walmart’s human resource manager, who recognized Velazquez because he works at Walmart as a night stocker. In fact, Velazquez was wearing his employee uniform at the time of the incident, according to the report. At around 10:23 p.m., Velazquez returned to Walmart and allegedly confessed to punching the machine, which is estimated to carry a $1,726.89 repair bill. Velazquez was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief. ARRESTContinued From Page 1 Check with a health care provider before taking any medications, including over-thecounter medications. Talk to a health care provider about vaccinations. Many are safe and recommended during pregnancy. The right vaccinations at the right time can help keep the mother and her baby healthy. Seek prenatal care as soon as she thinks she may be pregnant. Discuss family medical history with a health care provider and seek advice from a genetic counselor if there is a history of birth defects in the family. The Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR) is a state-wide, population-based surveillance system that identi es children born with birth defects with the goal of determining risk factors, identifying clusters and promoting collaboration to prevent birth defects and reduce associated morbidity and mortality. For more information about the prevention of birth defects in Florida, please visit www.fbdr.org. The Department also partners with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) and the 2014 NBDPN Birth Defects Prevention information packet is available online at http://www.nbdpn.org/ bdpm2014.php. Follow the Florida Department of Health on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. HEALTHContinued From Page 11 “WITH BIRTH DEFECTS IMPACTING ONE IN EVERY 28 BABIES BORN IN FLORIDA, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT FAMILIES ARE AWARE OF THIS SERIOUS MATTER,”DR. CELESTE PHILIP

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE BY THE CITY OF CLEWISTON 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 City of Clewiston that the City intends to use the uniform method of collection for such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the City, with said method of collection to be carried out in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. The City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on February 17, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the City Hall, located at 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, the purpose of which is to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the City of Clewiston 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 City. In 2014, the City may adopt and levy new non-ad valorem assessments for the City’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 City’s boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments which will be adopted for the City’s scal year 2014/2015, will be levied by the City in order to provide necessary funds for the following reasons: (a) Providing recreation and r elated facilities and services to all residential property located within the boundaries of the City for the purpose of participating with Hendry County in the East Hendry County Recreation Program, and/or (b) Such other lawful obligations and purposes which the City is empowered to provide as authorized by law. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing to be heard regarding the City’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 City at (863) 983-1484 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing. CITY OF CLEWISTON 459782 CN 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE Selection Committee Meeting for RFQ 2014-05 There will be a meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. to review and short list the submittals to three for Design and Permitting Services for Replacing/Widening a Drainage Conveyance Crossing of Whisper Creek on Old CR 78 in Hendry County, Florida. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Conference Room, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The selection committee will meet on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. for presentations from the short listed rms. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Conference Room, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863)-983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la 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, Hendry County 459911 CN/CB 1/16/2014 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 As part of its comprehensive plan to achieve stringent Everglades water quality standards, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board will consider approval of a land exchange necessary for the expansion of a highly effective water-cleaning wetland on Thursday, Jan. 16. With the land exchange, Stormwater Treatment Area 1 West (STA-1W), just west of Wellington, will grow from 6,700 acres to 11,300 acres of aquatic plants that remove phosphorus and other nutrients from water owing south into the Everglades. Science has proven that Stormwater Treatment Areas are among the most effective tools for cleaning water before it reaches the Everglades. The project is one of 10 components in the state's Restoration Strategies plan to improve Everglades water quality. Key bene ts of the land exchange include: Increasing the size of the treatment area used for cleaning water owing to the adjacent Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Saving approximately $32 million by using lands adjacent to STA-1W, eliminating the need for additional major construction projects that connect to the STA from a remote location. Providing the optimal acreage necessary to allow the District to remain on schedule to meet state and federal discharge limits. Under the terms of the exchange, the District will acquire a total of 4,604 acres of land in an agreement with Florida Crystals and Gladeview Holdings company. Details include: Florida Crystals will convey 2,003 acres to the District and Gladeview will convey 2,600 acres to the District. The District will convey to Florida Crystals approximately 8,700 acres of land, and the company has the option to acquire an additional 55 acres of land. Gladeview will acquire approximately 2,865 acres from Florida Crystals. The District will provide $5,978,474 to Gladeview for the company to relocate its agricultural operations on that site. The District will receive $450,000 from Florida Crystals for environmental restoration. The District will lease back the 4,604 acres to Florida Crystals on an interim basis consistent with construction on the STA-1W Expansion Project. The District will extend two existing leases with Florida Crystals containing approximately 1,691 acres until 2019 at the current lease rate. Closing of the land exchange is targeted for mid-2014.Restoration Strategies ProgressThe STA-1W expansion is the latest project to move forward under the state's Restoration Strategies plan. Construction is already underway on the 15billion-gallon L-8 Reservoir in Palm Beach County. With enough water to ll 34,000 football elds one foot deep, the storage project will deliver consistent ows needed to optimize the District's STAs, including STA-1W, that clean Evergladesbound water. In addition, a contract was approved in October to start construction on the A-1 Flow Equalization Basin south of Lake Okeechobee. With the capacity to hold 60,000 acre-feet of water, the project is designed to capture and store peak stormwater ows during the wet season or heavy rainfall events, and also deliver consistent ows to the STAs. A science plan has also been developed and nine key studies are underway. Key Land Exchange to Improve Everglades Water QualityProperty enables expansion at a strategically located Stormwater Treatment Area for cleaner fresh waterSUBMITTED PHOTO Make time to enjoy a leisurely hike on the Knobby Knee Trail and a covered-dish dinner with the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter. Hikers, birders, photographers and families are invited to meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 in the Screen Room at the Fisheating Creek Campground in Palmdale. Everyone will need to check in at the Camp Store. The day-use fee will be waived for Florida Trail Association members. Non-members will need to pay the campground day-use fee. Bring a covered dish to share, chair, hat, closed-toed shoes, water and insect repellent. For Information, contact Betty Loomis at 863-532-9339 or Margaret England at 863-517-0202. Visit the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter on Facebook for activities. Trail Hike and Picnic PHOTO/ MARGARET ENGLANDKnobby “Cypress” Knees

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $ 19 95 Up to 5 qts, most cars and light duty trucks. Add’l charge for diesel & synthetic. Excludes taxes and disposal fee. WARNING LIGHT ON?FREE SCAN AND DIAGNOSTIC CHECK Call for appt TIRE ROTATION AND BRAKE INSPECTION $ 14 95Most Cars & Light Duty Trucks Call for appt FREE AIR CONDITIONING LEAK CHECKChrysler, Dodge Ram, Jeep vehicles only*Sale prices plus tax, tag, title, $699 dealer fee. Vehicles subjec t to sale. Prices good thru 01/31/14. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. WE BUY CARS!2007 FORD FOCUS SE 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT LT 2010 FORD EDGE LIMITED 2011 DODGE CALIBER 2013 RAM 2500 CREW CAB Automatic, 4 cyl, air, p/w, alloy wheels. Nice clean car! Midsize comfort at small car price! 4 cyl, auto, alloys Comfy leather interior, chrome wheels, 3.5 L, V64x4, SLT package, 6.7L Cummins, tow package. Great for work or play! Roomy and economical, automatic, air, low miles!Mainstreet Package, automatic, p/w, p/l SALE $ 9,995 SALE $ 16,395 SALE $ 23,995 SALE $ 38,995 SALE $ 10,995 SALE $ 11,995#RF0658B #E6185214A#FC09145A#RK20901 #PCL4006A#C185481AO er expires 1/31/14 O er expires 1/31/14 O er expires 1/31/14 Expires 1/31/14 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014