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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsStanding still and quiet in the Clewiston Museum parking lot is a wooden boxcar. The metal stairs leading to the entrance of the car shine in irony against the faded paint on old wood. The seemingly empty car holds secrets of war and misery, secrets that have died with those that may have occupied its four walls over 70 years ago. The 1920s boxcar was used during World War II by the German army. Whether it carried weapons, rations or victims of the Nazi genocide, the boxcar is a piece of history that the Clewiston community can learn more about from Feb. 11 through 21. The boxcar is part of an exhibit BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) moved swiftly through the agenda at their regular meeting held in Clewiston on Feb. 10. Commissioners rst voted to approve a permit that would replace and widen a drainage conveyance crossing at Whisper Creek on Old County Road 78. And after pulling two items for further discussion, commissioners voted to approve the consent agenda. Pulled for DiscussionItem C from the consent agenda was then revisited by commissioners. Item C was brought forth by the Pioneer Plantation Volunteer Fire Department who were asking to obtain a bank loan to rechassis their 14-yearold rescue vehicle. Donna Akin, Hendry County EMS Chief, addressed commissioners and answered questions they had about the project, which has been denied for the past two budget cycles due to lack of funding. According to Akin, the department now has the funds to pay an annual payment, after having paid off their re engine. After a brief discussion, Commissioners approved the request 5-0 with the stipulation that the department look into alternative options before settling on a bank loan to pay for the rechassis of the vehicle. Item D from the consent agenda was then brought back to the table for discussion. Item D called on commissioners to approve or disapprove the renewal of the union contract for Hendry County EMT's Local 4520. After a brief discussion about revisions to the contract, commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the agenda item.Through with ChewMembers of Clewiston High School's Students Working Against Tobacco approached the BOCC to declare Feb. 16 to 22 "Through With Chew Week." Three students gave a short presentation about how chewing tobacco affects middle and high school students, both nationally and at the local level, citing that 10 percent of Hendry County high school students use chewing tobacco. The students asked SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2014 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $279 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $0 security deposit. Only state title & license fees due at signing.*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 02/28/14. T, F V. N L M J. M H C P H Y L L P SEE BOCC 13 SEE BOXCAR 24 BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsGreg Gunter was welcomed as the Tourism Development Council's (TDC) new marketing manager nearly two weeks ago, after he assumed the vacant position in late January. The TDC, which helps facilitate the tourism market in Hendry County, has been without a marketing manager for several years; the position had been carried out by the Economic Development Council's President, Gregg Gillman, up until the recent hire. The purpose of the marketing manager is to, of course, handle all the marketing aspects of the TDC. Gunter said the TDC's Board of Directors decided to dedicate one person to the position who would handle all the aspects of tourism, promotion and marketing for Hendry County. Simply put, the marketing manager's job is to "promote Hendry County," said Gunter. The board's decision prompted the application process and Gunter was eventually chosen as the most suitable candidate for the position. Gunter is a long-time resident of LaBelle, having moved there in 1997 after becoming co-owner of Badcock Furniture's LaBelle store. Gunter is a small-town Florida boy. He was born in Fort Meade, Fla. and has spent most of his life living in the state. Gunter's rural-Florida nature is one of the reasons he was attracted to the position in the rst place. "I like rural Florida," said Gunter. "I'm really passionate about promoting what rural Florida has to offer." TDC Welcomes New Marketing ManagerPosition lled by long-time LaBelle resident Greg Gunter Swift Meeting at BOCCCounty okays Pioneer Plantation request to upgrade rescue vehicle Clewiston Museum Hosts WWII Boxcar ExhibitClewiston public schools partner with museum to bring educational exhibit about Holocaust to students and communitySEE MANAGER 15 PHOTO / MELISSA BELTZThe FLW Tournament nished this past week with strong performances by shermen from around the country. Find out who took home the ultimate prize on Page 4. FLW Caps Off Another Year

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 THE CHIEF DANGER IN LIFE IS THAT YOU MAY TAKE TOO MANY PRECAUTIONS. ADLER Hikers and families are invited to a Full Moon Valentine Night Hike at Fisheating Creek Ft. Center Wildlife Management Area, lead by Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association volunteers from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Meet at 5:30 p.m at the Ft. Center parking lot for a leisurely four-mile, round-trip hike to Historic Fort Center and the Ft. Center Archaeological site. After hiking two miles, participants will eat dinner at the center picnic table near Fisheating Creek before returning to the parking lot by the light of the full moon. Bring dinner, water, insect repellent and a ashlight. Wear closed-toed, comfortable shoes. Anyone interested in attending should notify a leader. Location: Fisheating Creek WMA. Meet at the Fort Center Trailhead on Banana Grove Road. From Moore Haven, at junction of U.S. 27 and S.R. 78, go North (toward Okeechobee) on S.R. 78 for approximately eight miles. There will be a brown sign for Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. Turn left on Banana Grove Road. Come to the trailhead and parking area, about one mile. Restrooms are available in the parking area. Leaders: Margaret England, 863-517-0202, mlelighthouse@embarq.com; Betty Loomis, 863-532-9339, beloomis@yahoo.com. A Full Moon Valentine’s Night HikeFull Moon Hike to Ft. Center Archaeological Site COURTESY PHOTO

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2014 Miss Sugar Applications Now AvailableApplications for the 2014 Miss Sugar Pageant are now available at the following locations: Clewiston High School, Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, Moore Haven High School, LaBelle High School and Big Cypress Museum. The last day to sign up for the pageant is Feb. 25. Miss Sugar is open to all young ladies between the ages of 15 and 18 in Glades and Hendry counties. A mandatory meeting will be held on Feb. 25 for both parents and contestants at the Clewiston Inn’s upper porch at 7 p.m. Please bring the application, entry fee, a copy of the contestant’s birth certi cate and proof of her GPA (must have at least a 3.0 GPA to enter) to the meeting. A $4,000 scholarship is awarded to the new Miss Sugar, along with cash awards for girls who are on the court.Hendry County Fair ParadeThe Hendry County Fair Parade is coming! The parade will begin on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in having their group participate can contact Kristine Petersen at 863-2634595 or at goldengirls51@yahoo.com for an application.VFW Ladies Auxiliary HappeningsFebruary 2014 Schedule: On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Ladies Auxiliary will host its third annual Sock Hop Party. Come enjoy cool tunes and eat an all-American classic meal of hamburgers and french fries. Don’t forget to order one or more of the Ladies Auxiliary “adult” root beer oats. How retro can you dress? Cash prize for best dress of the 50s/60s era. To keep the party going, intervals of Roadside Kill Bingo will be played. What’s that? Come down to the VFW, Post 4185, and nd out how to win some terri c prizes! All proceeds will go to the February Bene t Drive. To nish off this month’s Bene t Drive, join the Ladies Auxiliary on Feb. 22 to get a pulled pork or BBQ chicken dinner with the trimmings, starting at 12 p.m. Later that day, raf e ticket winners for the 50” Flat Screen TV and other prizes will be announced. Dinner and raf e tickets can be purchased at the VFW canteen or from one of several members who have them. All proceeds will go towards the February Bene t Drive. For more information on any of these events, call the VFW canteen at 863-983-9748. The Veterans of Post 4185 and all the auxiliary members send Thinking of You thoughts to John Ledbetter and family. A special guest register book will be available at all the bene t drives for John and Cindy. Love the Lake MarathonThe third annual Love the Lake 5k/10k and Half-Marathon will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15. The race begins at Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina, located at 920 East Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston. All runners will be professionally timed by Split Second Timing. All proceeds from the entry fees will bene t The Rotary Club of Clewiston and the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce. All prices, except the Kiddie Dash, will re ect a $5 increase if participants register on race day. For more information, call 863-983-7979 or visit www.lovethelake5k10k.com. Participants receive: free event T-shirt, free goodie bag lled with loads of local discounts, free post race pancake breakfast at The Tiki, and free admission to the Hendry County Fair.Fudge for a FutureFirst United Methodist Church is offering homemade fudge in decorative valentine-appropriate boxes to help raise money for Lisa Bender, a single mother ghting cancer. All boxes are half-pound and are available in chocolate, chocolate with pecans, or peanut butter. The suggested donation is $10 per box. Extra boxes of fudge will be available on a rst-come, rst-serve basis as quantities allow. Call 863-983-5269 to order. Fudge will be available for pickup beginning Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m., or throughout the week of Feb. 10 to 14. Free delivery is available for purchases of ve or more boxes to one address.Clewiston Garden ClubThe Clewiston Garden Club is having their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Clewiston Museum at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Butch Wilson and he will be speaking on sugar. Hope everyone can make it. Visitors are welcome!Drug and Tobacco Free MeetingThe community is invited to attend the Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership/Drug Free Hendry Coalition meeting on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 310 Campbell Street in LaBelle. Discussion items include the following: midyear SWAT leadership training, tobacco strategy plans, swamp cabbage, electronic cigarettes and recruitment/12 sectors. For more information, please contact Valarie James at 863-674-4041 ext. 128 or Bianca Ross at 863-674-4041 ext. 143. Individuals needing accommodations under ADA should contact the sender of this notice at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled function to request an accommodation through email or by calling 863-674-4041 ext. 128.Red and White BallThe Harlem Alumni Association is hosting the Red and White Ball on Feb. 14 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Harlem Civic Center, located on 700 7th Street, Clewiston. Some of the night’s highlights include BYOB, DJ K-Love and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. For tickets, please contact Tim Brown at 910-797-3500, Loretta Brathewait at 863-233-2372, Al Gary at 863-651-1560, Patrick Coleman at 863-440-2207 or Teresa Sankey at 561-670-9352. Tourism Council to MeetThe Hendry County Tourism Development Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, located at 309 Center Ave. in Clewiston. The meeting will commence at 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 BY KYLE WOOD woutdoors.comBrett Hite sealed up his second win on the Walmart FLW Tour this week in dominating fashion. Though his weights slipped every day, Hite still pulled away with six-pound, sixounce margin of victory. The best part for Hite was that he did it his way. He is known to be one of the best with shing a vibrating jig and he proved it this week after hauling in 88-14 from the Big O. Getting off on the right foot is key in any tournament and Hite had hopes of catching a decent limit to put him in the pack on day one. "I had no idea I would catch nearly 35 pounds on the rst day," said Hite, who has been tournament shing since he got out of high school. "I thought I could do maybe 20 (pounds) when I was driving to my rst spot. As I got closer, I saw there were two shiner boats on where I wanted to be. I made a loop around them to start on the other side and when I pulled up it was on." It was on to the tune of 34-15 to take a commanding lead and grab the record for the second-largest single catch in FLW Tour history. From there, he would add 23-8 to his total after day two to take over a 12-pound lead. He kept that lead coming into the nal day with his catch of 15-12 and with his smallest limit yet 14-11 Hite would place his hands on the title and the $125,000 check. "To win you have to have a awless tournament. You don't get the opportunity to win too often so when you do you need to cherish it. I shed with a ton of con dence all week and got to sh a style that I love." It started for Hite when he checked the same area he usually inhabits when the FLW Tour comes to Okeechobee, located around the Monkey Box and Fisheating Bay area. Most of the eld rushes towards the bank, while Hite prefers the wide open water away from there. "I checked that area on the rst day of practice, which is normally where I sh down here. Usually, in the past, there has been less grass and I'll catch them there good one day but not the next. This year, there was more hydrilla than I have seen and it got my wheels turning and I knew this tournament would play to how I like it. "I started out shing in Arizona around structure. I have always considered myself good on structure, and over the years, consider grass a strength, as well. Fishing an outside grass edge like I did is just like shing structure. I knew that with more grass those areas would hold a ton of sh, and they did." Hite stayed focused on what he called "salad bowls," or places that hold multiple types of vegetation. Where you found those, you would nd big numbers of bass. The large at outside the Monkey Box and Fisheating Bay area contained these sweet spots and Hite had them dialed in. He focused on the clumps of grass, hard bottom within the grass, grass points or any other change in the grass line that would concentrate bass. Most of these areas he knew from years of shing the area. When he shed the grass, Hite used two different vibrating jigs, depending on the conditions. He had a black and blue one tied on with a Yamamoto Swimming Senko for a trailer (same color) for early in the morning. When the sun would get higher in the sky, he switched over to a green pumpkin vibrating jig with matching Swimming Senko. As the wind would get calm, he mixed in a quarter-ounce swim jig with a Swimming Senko also in green pumpkin. He had those tied on with 20-pound Sunline Sniper and Shooter uorocarbon. Hite also utilized a new rod he helped design in the Hercules-series Evergreen rods (one of his title sponsors), speci cally for shing vibrating jigs. The vibrating jig and swim jig made a devastating combination on days one and two, but the third day of competition forced Hite to make a change. "I can tell you right now that I would not have won if it wasn't for my decision to change to my back-up pattern on day three. I didn't get the bites I was looking for on my primary pattern, so I made the call to go ipping. I made sure that I had two different patterns and that they were in the same area. Using your time wisely makes all the difference to maximize your time shing." Hite ipped a 1.5-ounce Reins tungsten weight with a Yamamoto Flappin' Hog on 60-pound SX1 braid from Sunline. He also caught his biggest sh of the tournament on a sixinch Yamamoto Senko (black and blue color), and noted some key sh on an Evergreen Combat Crank 60.Bohannan Rallies to SecondKellogg's Pop-Tart pro Greg Bohannan had a phenomenal week on Lake Okeechobee. He started the tournament with the biggest bag of his career 27 pounds, two ounces and ended it with the largest bag of the day 23-7. That put Bohannan's total to 82-8 on the week and earned him a check for $30,000. "I really thought I was going to catch 18 to 20 pounds on the north end on the rst day with a gold War Eagle spinnerbait," said Bohannan. "I got to my spot in the Monkey Box and I didn't have a bite for two hours. I ended up running to a spot that I knew had a bunch of sh over by the West Wall." Bohannan shed behind the main reed line in an area with a hard bottom and shelter from the prevailing winds. He shed a Zoom Fluke and pitched on Yamamoto Senko for a while on the rst day, but when the wind laid down he knew it was time to sh on top. After making the switch to a Gambler Big EZ, Bohannan caught a sixpounder on his 10th cast and knew he had to stick with it. "After catching that big one on the rst day I knew I might be on something. I didn't know that spot had that potential, but I caught three more sixpounders on day one from there and knew that was what I needed to do. The area seemed like it had sh replenishing throughout the week and I bet there was over 200 pounds of bass pulled from there over four days." Bohannan knew with the amount of tilapia in the area, and prime bedding places, that the sh would continue to ock to him. He stuck with what got him to the nal day and it continued to pay off. Cashing checks on Okeechobee hasn't been much of an issue for the Rogers, Ark., pro. However, putting in some extra practice over the winter on the Big O really helped him understand how things work on Okeechobee. "I came down this winter to stay with my good friend who has a place on the west side of the lake. I just really wanted to drive around and get a feel for the lake. That, combined with my experience from over the years, really made a difference this week." The Pop-Tarts pro has been underpowered in past years when he came to tango with Okeechobee largemouth, so this year he made sure to come prepared. He used a seven-foot, nine-inch Denali Kovert rod with an Ardent Apex reel. He spooled 65-pound Su x braid on the Ardent to handle the big girls. When he threw the Big EZ's, he used both McMillan Magic (cloudy conditions) and Copper eld (sunny conditions). Bohannan did mix things up on the nal day and pulled his two bigger sh while ipping a black/blue Missile Baits D-Bomb. Bohannan credits a lot of his success to his Typhoon sunglasses for helping him see the empty beds and tilapia that covered the West Wall area giving him the con dence to sh there.Watson Finishes ThirdFollowing your instincts on the water pays off, and James Watson was the poster child for that this week. He started with a limit worth 20-13 at the beginning of the week to get things rolling. He added 17-1 on day two and a whopping 22-4 on day three. On the last day of the tournament, his 20-15 limit was enough to keep him in third place with a tournament total of 81-1. "I have been randomly lucky this week," laughed the Waynesville, Mo., pro. "I shed from the mouth of the Monkey Box to the end of Harney Pond and everything in between. I shot from the hip and it worked out." Watson started the tournament throwing a Junebug Zoom Speed Worm around hydrilla and eel grass. By day two he wasn't feeling the faith with that bait. He picked up a halfounce War Eagle spinnerbait (gold shiner colored) and never looked back. Watson continued shing it around the same cover and had some of his best success during calm, sunny conditions basically the complete opposite of what you want to chuck a balde. "I didn't sh any new water today, I just stuck with the few areas I had con dence in. I started my big motor three times today, otherwise I just the kept the trolling motor down and went shing." The sh Watson pursued were both in preand post-spawn stages. For his efforts, Watson walked away with a check for $25,000.Tharp Drops to FourthRandall Tharp seemed to start the week with a re in his eyes. Though the re burned throughout the event, unfortunately, his spots didn't remain as intense. The rst two days saw limits weighing 23-13 and 22-1, respectively. He says he should have had close to 30 pounds on day two and felt like he could get after them again. Things just never fell into place and his catches stumbled on the nal two days to end with a total weight of 79-3. "There was no secret to what I was doing this week. I put a seven-foot, 11-inch Halo extra heavy ipping stick in my hand with a 1.5-ounce Reins Tungsten weight, a VMC heavy cover ipping hook and a Trigger X Goo Bug and went shing." Tharp spent his week up around the Bird Island area ipping the thickest cover he could nd. In between prime ipping cover, he would cast a swim jig across the vegetation just outside the thick cover. The reigning Forrest Wood Cup champion added $20,000 to his career earnings this week thanks to his performance. Arizona Pro Goes Wire-to-Wire to Claim $125,000 Prize PHOTO/ ROB NEWELLBrett Hite gives the thumbs up. See FLW — Page 5

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Meyer FifthCody Meyer laughs as he tosses back a three-pound bass that won’t help him. Steadily climbing the ranks this week was Repel pro Cody Meyer. The Auburn, Calif., resident started his week with 19-pounds and nine-ounces worth of Okeechobee largemouth. On Friday, he caught his smallest limit of the week – 16-3 – to barely slip into the top-20 cut. Day three found Meyer with 18-15 to boost him up to eighth place. He wrapped the event up with his best performance of the tournament by bringing 23-3 to the stage. The Repel pro sacked 77-14 over the week to cash a check for $19,000. “Today was an unreal day,” said Meyer. “I bet I caught around 40 sh and I’d say 20 of them were three-pounders which I had to throw back because they were too small.” Meyer spent the entire week in Harney Pond shing a variety of cover. The California pro spent the rst day targeting reeds with hyacinth mixed in by ipping a Jackall Sasuteki Craw (black/blue color) on 65-pound PowerPro. He made a change on day two to throwing a swim jig and Chatterbait on 50-pound PowerPro. That pattern prevailed through day three, as well, but for the nal day he had to make another adjustment. On the last day of the tournament, he started with a Chatterbait and caught a four-pounder, but didn’t feel the con dence in it. He switched back to ipping the Sasuteki Craw and a few ips later had fourand 4.5-pounders. “I got a 118th place on Okeechobee last year at the tour event. It was the worst nish in my entire FLW career. It put me in a major hole I had to climb out of the rest of the season, so I am very thankful to have a much better start. I came into this event just wanting to get through Okeechobee, but I ended up having a great time. “I used to have no con dence down here (Okeechobee), but now I feel pretty good. It was a huge learning curve for me this year. One thing that I think really helped me was my Typhoon sunglasses. I could see all the subtleties that I wanted to ip to much better thanks to them.” Rounding out the top 10 pros at the FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee: Sixth: Matt Herren of Trussville, Ala., 77-7, $18,000 Seventh: Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala., 73-13, $17,000 Eighth: Stetson Blaylock of Benton, Ark., 69-14, $16,000 Ninth: Leon Williams of Fairdale, Ky., 69-8, $15,000 10th: Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark., 67-3, $14,000 The next FLW Tour event is slated for Lake Hartwell in Seneca, S.C., March 6 to 9, for the second of six quali ers. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 PHOTO/ BRETT CARLSONJames Watson holds up the kicker that anchored his 20-pound, 15-ounce day-four stringer. PHOTO/ BRETT CARLSONSecond-place nisher Greg Bohannan holds up a good Lake Okeechobee largemouth. PHOTO/ BRETT CARLSONCody Meyer laughs as he tosses back a bass that won’t help him. PHOTO/ BRETT CARLSONRandall Tharp res out a cast with a swim jig. FLWContinued From Page 4 PHOTO/ ROB NEWELLBrett Hite dealing with a bass that refuses to get in the net. PHOTO/ BRETT CARLSONBrett Hite pumps his st as his day-four weight is called.

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Fla. students read more than three million more minutes than anticipatedSchools across the state are celebrating student reading success. Students and teachers committed to reading more than 33 million minutes combined on Jan. 13 as part of the sixth annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida’s Million Minute Marathon. With a nal total of more than 35 million minutes read, students shattered the 2013 record of nearly 30.1 million minutes -a number that allowed them to surpass the original goal for this year. “This achievement proves students and teachers in Florida can get excited about literacy,” said Florida First Lady Ann Scott. “I hope teachers and parents use this momentum to instill a lifelong love of reading in children across the Sunshine State.” “Children who learn to enjoy reading are proven to be more successful in the classroom, making them more likely to graduate high school, college and career ready,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “I want to thank our teachers for taking the time to participate in the Million Minute Marathon and Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! in an effort to foster the love of reading in our students.” An estimated 1.2 million students from 59 school districts and three early learning coalitions participated in the competition. Students were encouraged to read an extra 20 minutes during the day beyond their regular schoolwork in celebration of literacy. The program is used as a tool to motivate students to nd enjoyment in reading. They are allowed to choose a book, magazine, blog site or newspaper article that interests them to rack up their minutes. “The results from this year’s Million Minute Marathon prove that our Florida students can rise to a challenge,” said Just Read, Florida! Executive Director Wendy Stevens. “The overwhelming participation con rms the Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida’s theme, ‘Reading Accelerates Success!’” 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.Robert Bailey ‘Sam’ Kidd, 42CLEWISTON — Sam Kidd passed away in Athens, Ga. on Feb. 4, 2014. He was born in Clewiston on Feb. 11, 1971. His loving parents, James Rhea Kidd and Joy Waldron Kidd, are mourning the loss of their son. Also missing him with all their hearts are his brother, Clifton Waylon Kid; his nephew, Kyle James Kidd; maternal grandmother, Mable Bailey Kidd; aunt, Sondra Westberry Snow and her husband, Thomas John Snow; and many loving cousins. Sam was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, A. Rhea Kidd, maternal grandmothers, Elsie Waldron Westberry and Lily Merle Waldron, and maternal grandfathers, Lawrence C. Westberry and Robert E. Waldron. Sam graduated from Clewiston High School in 1989, attended Palm Beach Community College from 1989-1990, and continued his education at South Technical Education Center from 1991 to1994. What Sam truly enjoyed was people; he was happiest when interacting with others. He leaves a legacy of personal warmth and humora man of simplicity who showed a love for music from an early age. In Sam’s life, there were no strangers; he loved and was loved by all who knew him. A graveside service will be conducted by Akin-Davis Funeral Homes of Clewiston on Feb. 12, 2014 at 4 p.m. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, also in Clewiston. In lieu of owers, tax deductible donations may be made to the Sam Kidd Memorial Fund at SouthTech Academy. To donate, go to http://southtechacademy.org/about-southtech/donations proceeds will be used to support the SouthTech Rock and Roll Academy. A.J. MICKLER CAROLE MICKLER A.J. and Carole Mickler, of Clewiston, celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary, June 21, 2013. They were married in Brandford, Fla. on June 21, 1958. They traveled west, spending two months in their RV Bus, taking in Custer State Park, Walls Drug Store, cruising many states, Badlands, Black Hills, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, and Devils Tower. The Children are Joey Mickler, mar ried to Elena Mickler, of Clewiston, and Debbie Orina, married to John Orina, also of Clewiston. A.J. and Carole Ann have seven grandchildren, triplets, Alana, Alexa, Alyssa, and sis ter, Amanda Mickler, Julie Moore, of Okeechobee, Heather Gannorr, and Justin Orina, of Clewiston; and three great-granddaughters, Kameron, Kynall, and Khloe Moore of Okeechobee. The Micklers are active members iin the New Harvest Church of Clewiston. Joe Mickler also has a business har vesting and selling “eld corn. Their business in farming vegetables and sugarcane, and is a family owned and operated company. ANNIVERSARY Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 A NNIVER S ARY LOVE IS THE CONDITION IN WHICH THE HAPPINESS OF ANOTHER PERSON IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR OWN. Florida Students Surpass 2014 Reading Goal PHOTO ARCHIVES

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Hazardous Waste Disposal Needs 863-673-0508 METAL Cans & Empty Aerosol Cans ALUMINUM Cans Foil Pie Pans PLASTICS All Rigid Containers With #1-7 on bottom and black nursery pots GLASS Green, Clear & Brown Bottles & Jars PAPER Catalogs, Magazines, All of the Newspaper Corrugated Cardboard (including empty Pizza boxes) Fiberboard (Cereal & Cracker boxes, Beverage Carrying Container, Shoe & Gift Boxes, Etc.) Paper Grocery and Shopping Bags, Telephone Books, Computer and Of“ce Paper, Junk Mail, Large cardboard boxes need to be broker down and ”atterned to 4x6RECYCLABLE Note: Some Containers may need rinsing prior to placement in the recycling containerNOT RECYCLABLE ALUMINUM Lawn Furniture Cooking Utensiles, Door Screens, Pots/Pans METAL Knives, Forks, Spoons, License Plates, Car parts, Clothes Hangers, tools PLASTICS Auto Fluid Containers, Pool Chemical Bottles, Plastic Grocery Bags, Newspaper Sleeves, Polystyrene Trays, Flower Pots except Black, Egg Cartons, Styrofoam, Clothes Hangers PAPER Shredded Paper, Juice Boxes & Milk Cartons, (Cardboard Packaging with a Wax Layer) Air Filters GLASS Dishes, Mirrors, Windows, Drinking Glasses, Medicine Bottles, Cookware, (Pyrex, Corning, etc) Light Bulbs CLOTHING & SHOES Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Hazardous Waste Disposal Needs 863-673-0508 Metal : Latas de comida de sopa / fruta / jugo / animal / atn / verduras, latas de aerosol vacas ALUMINIO: latas de refresco / cerveza, papel de aluminio / sartenes Vidrio : refresco / cerveza / bebidas / botellas de vino, jalea / salsa y las botellas claro / marrn / verde / frascos de vidrio (Sin Aclarado) Cajas Wrap Navidad / regalo (sin cintas, por favor) Papel : peridicos / revistas, bolsas de papel marrn / blanco / de colores, libros de telfono / correo basura / catlogos, o“cina / ordenador papel cartn ondulado (cajas mviles / cereales / regalo / pasta) Plstico : envases marcados # 1 a # 7 (botellas de agua / detergente / leja refrescos / champ, botellas de leche, mantequilla / baeras de crema batida, ollas # 2 plantas de vivero negroRECICLE ESTE NO RECICLE Aluminio : pantallas utensilios ollas / sartenes / cocina / puertas / muebles de jardn Vidrio : botellas de medicina / platos / vasos / ventanas / espejos / utensilios de cocina (Pyrex o Corning) Plstico : bolsas de plstico, contenedores de residuos qumicos aceite qumico / motor anticongelante / hogar / macetas (excepto negro # 2) bandejas cajas / frascos de la medicina / huevo / poliestireno / mangas de peridicos / espuma de poliestireno Metal : herramientas / piezas de automvil / placas / cubiertos Papel : papel triturado / envasado con una capa de cera (cajas de jugo o cartn encerado) La mayora de las tiendas de comestibles tienen un contenedor de reciclaje para volver bolsas de plstico. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERWhat is a Swing Bed Program?Typically, after an illness, injury or surgery, a person may not have the ability to immediately return home to everyday living. The Swing Bed Program at Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) gives individuals the opportunity to recuperate in a hospital setting under the supervision of HRMC’s skilled physicians, nurses and staff. The focus of the Swing Bed Program is the PATIENT, and making sure that he/she receives the proper care to ensure a safe and sustainable return to home. After an individual has been an inpatient at Hendry Regional Medical Center, or any other medical facility, he/she may be eligible for the Swing Bed Program. Upon discharge from an acute hospital stay, some patients require further medical care to help them return to the level of functioning they had prior to their hospitalization. HRMC’s Swing Bed Program helps patients achieve this goal through its hospital-based provision of skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. HRMC’s Swing Bed program provides rehabilitation and recovery services based on the patient’s individual need. Below are some examples of those who would meet the required conditions of HRMC’s Swing Bed Program:  The patient is in the hospital and has suffered a stroke or received joint replacement and no longer needs acute hospital care. This patient may need physical therapy or occupational therapy through the Swing Bed Program until achieving the optimal level of activity that he/she had prior to initial hospitalization.  The patient is in the hospital for a particular illness, but needs IV antibiotics while recovering.  The patient is in the hospital, but still needs additional care and rehabilitative physical or occupational therapy because he/she is too weak to go home. What makes this one different?What are the bene ts of Hendry Regional Medical Center’s Swing Bed Program? Although many facilities on the coastal areas offer these same services, or similar ones, there are many bene ts to using Hendry Regional Medical Center’s Swing Bed Program. HRMC provides:  Rehabilitative treatment (physical and occupational therapy)  Comfortable, private rooms  Skilled nursing care by experienced nurses and a multidisciplinary team of professionals  Warm and friendly close-to-home care -no traveling inconveniences and expenses for family members  Emotional, physical and spiritual healing What is the expected length of stay? Each patient makes progress based on individual medical care needs and rehabilitation potential. Following discharge from an acute care hospital, the length of stay depends on the patient’s medical condition and rehabilitation needs; typically, the time needed is about 14 days. HRMC’s multidisciplinary team will continuously monitor, record and formally review the patient’s progress. As patients heal and are able to participate more in the program, the team will add, monitor and evaluate new goals.Does Insurance cover the expense?Many insurance companies will cover the expense of this program, and Medicare will also pay for costs associated with the Swing Bed Program. For additional information regarding Hendry Regional Medical Center’s Swing Bed Program, call 863-902-3020. Extra Time for Healing: Swing Bed Program at Hendry Regional Medical Center COURTESY PHOTO

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How’s Your Love Life?BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchWhether fair or unfair, Valentine’s Day is a day when the male species is called to step up for their signi cant other, for the “love” in their life. Love ... just think about the word. That one word can make a heart utter uncontrollably. It can make the toughest man blush. It can make a grown man cry and women jump for joy. Sometimes, however, men forget to use their internal editor. There was a husband who made two terrible mistakes in one day. First, he forgot his wife’s birthday. Then he tried to cover his oversight without thinking through the consequences of his excuse. He said, “Honey, I just want you to know I didn’t forget your birthday, I just didn’t get you anything.” As Tim Hawkins sang, “If you’re a man who wants to live a long and happy life, there are the things you don’t say to your wife.” Other things you may want to avoid saying, “Have you gained some weight in your rear end?” Or, “That dress reminds me of my old girlfriend.” As an added word of advice, no good conversation ever began with the words, “Those jeans make you look like your mom.” Psychiatrists say that three of the greatest needs of a human being are: The need to be wanted, the need to be needed and the need to be loved. When we think of our love life and the need to be loved, most of us think in terms of romance. We think in terms of a special someone, another human being. It’s sad, however, that when many people think of God, they don’t think of love. What many think of when they think of God is religion. They think of rules. They think of ritual. Although the Bible does include a lot of these, they all pale in comparison to relationships. God is into relationships. God wants to have a love relationship with you and with me, and God wants us to have a love relationship with each other. Communicating love is key to a good relationship. Try this! Put your ngertips from your right hand up against the ngertips of your left hand. You have just made a bridge. But if you bend your ngertips together and let your joined thumb tips drop a little downward, your hands create a heart. How you formed this heart with your hands is what Heart Love is all about -it joins together and bends a little to meet the other. Heart Love is a love that gives of itself to another person, then forgets the favor rendered. It is a love that nds something to love in the seemingly unlovable. Heart Love states, “I love you and I want you to be happy and to achieve the fullest stature of your being.” Heart Love is what God has given us, and Heart Love is what we are called to give the world. Make the heart again with your hands and put it up to your face. Take a look around and imagine taking a snapshot through your hand heart of everything and everyone around you. Now imagine going around every day doing that. The challenge before us is to continue to look at the world and people around us through our Heart Love perspective so that others might know and experience God’s Heart Love through us. Remember, we are not necessarily called to like everyone, but we are called to love them. (Check out 1 John 4:7-8!) The ones we love are not supposed to be perfect, but it is the choice to love others and give love away that matures and perfects each one of us as Christians.Barbecue for MinistryCLEWISTON Come to First United Methodist Church of Clewiston on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a special BBQ chicken dinner, which includes a half-chicken, Captain P’s baked beans, Ken and Glo’s homemade slaw, Pastor John’s yeast rolls and a home-made dessert. Donation is $10. All meals are takeout. Free delivery is available for ve or more meals to one address. Pre-purchase of tickets guarantees that a dinner will be reserved! Call 863-983-5269 for tickets or questions. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M. E. Higgenbotham, CAI, CES, AARE FL Lic# AU305 AB158800-257-4161higgenbotham.com auction@higgenbotham.com ESTATE AUCTION 6 PM € THURSDAY € FEBRUARY 27TH € Located in the Gerber Groves Subdivision € 5500 1st Road, LaBelle, Florida € 341 Net Tree Acres of Valencias € 60 Acres of 7 year olds € 281 Acres of mature with mixed age resets *is years Valencia crop included in sale € 140 Net Tree Acres of Hamlins € 3 years old or less € Irrigated by low volume jets or seepage € Powered by diesel centrifugal pumps y p 4 ACRE DEVELOPMENT TRACT & HOMESITES Auction Site: Turner Agri-Civic Center € 2250 NE Roan St., Arcadia, FL 545 TOTAL ACRES OF CITRUS GROVE OFFERED IN 4 PARCELS € 4 acre development tract in Immokalee, Florida € 5 Lake June homesites in Lake Placid, Florida € Homesite on Lake Bonnet in Haines City, Florida RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION John Hicks GOD WANTS TO HAVE A LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND WITH ME, AND GOD WANTS US TO HAVE A LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER. COMMUNICATING LOVE IS KEY TO A GOOD RELATIONSHIP.CHARLIE CHAPLIN The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host two free hunter safety courses on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. in Palm Beach County. Participants who successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to this class only need to attend the Feb. 23 session, but must bring the nal Web report to the FWC course. The report does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the nal test. The course also includes livering instruction on a shooting range. The class is at the Everglades Youth Camp in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, 33412. (GPS will not work in helping you nd this location.) Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. Links to the online part of the course and a state-wide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in livere exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). Hunter Safety Course

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Enroll Now! Start acareerinChild Care!€ Affordable tuition € State approved € Required for employment in a licensed child care facility 1977 College Drive | Belle GladePalmBeachState.edu/Programs/ChildCare866-576-7222Helpchildrenlearn&grow40-Hour Introductory Child Care TrainingToll-free e Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida proposes to adopt the following by ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-53, ZONING, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-6.13 AIRPORTS, SECTION 1-53-3 ZONING DISTRICTS, TABLE 53-1, AND SECTION 1-53-4 DIMENSIONAL AND DENSITY REGULATIONS, TABLE 53-2; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on February 25, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider the recommendation of the Local Planning Agency and to discuss the ordinance. A second public hearing on the ordinance will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on March 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider the recommendation of the Local Planning Agency, to discuss the ordinance and to consider adopting the ordinance. e meetings are open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Oce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Local Planning Agency Board of County Commissioners HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF CHANGES TO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO PROTECT USE OF COUNTY AIRPORTS 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 Lady Tigers’ SoftballPlease come out and support the Lady Tigers! Please contact Melissa Whitead Carter at 863228-0479 with any questions or concerns. Lady Tigers’ Softball Schedule Feb. 18: vs PECS JV, 5 p.m., home game. Feb. 18: vs Pahokee (district game), 7 p.m., home game. Feb. 20: vs Sebring, 5 p.m./7 p.m., away. Feb. 25: vs Sebring, 5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m., home game. Feb. 26: vs Bishop Verot, 5 p.m./7 p.m., away. March 4: vs Moore Haven, 5 p.m./7 p.m., away. March 5: vs Glades Central (district game), 7 p.m., away. March 7: vs LaBelle, 5 p.m./7 p.m., home game. March 10: vs Lake Placid, 5 p.m./7 p.m., away. March 20: vs Lincoln Park (district game), 5 p.m./7 p.m., away. March 24: vs Bishop Verot, 5 p.m./7 p.m., home game. March 28: vs Moore Haven, 5 p.m./7 p.m., home game. April 1: vs Lake Placid, 5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m., home game. April 2: Pahokee (district game), 4:30 p.m., away. April 4: vs LaBelle, 5 p.m./7 p.m., away. April 8: vs King’s Academy, 5 p.m., away. April 10: vs Glades Day, 3:30 p.m./5:30 p.m., away. April 14 to 17: districts at Clewiston.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 863-2287840.Clewiston High School Honor Roll 2nd 9 WeeksA Honor Roll Ninth Grade Basquin, Robyn; Crouch, Madison; Duckstein, Skylar; Dyess, Wyatt; Frenes, Marielena; Funderburk, Brittany; Gomez, Kathy; Kurtz, Michael; Mccray, Joel; Perez, Richard; Perez, Tammy; Rios, Jose E.; Tady, Basil; Tarter, Tylyn 10th Grade Durance, Kacie; Mejia, Maria; Miller, Alyssa; Nunez, Abigail; Paloblanco, Dayanna; Paniagua, Randy; Sierra, Maria; Thivierge, Flavie; Vazquez, Crystal; Warren, Nigeria 11th Grade Brown, Courtney; Carranza, Ulises; Carrazana, Gloria; Cerda, Valeria; Creagh, Rachel; Gallegos, Vianca; Garcia, Carolina; Gibson, William; Leyva, Anessa; Matamoros, Ashley; Mendoza, Alejandro; Menendez, Alexandra; Molina, Edgar; Olvera, Miguel; Perez, Amado; Perez, Dolores; Powell, James; Rice, Victoria; Rico, Leticia; Weekley, De`Vontae 12th Grade Benitez, Jennifer; Butler, Tachara; Leon, Estefania; Lopez, Jenny; Martinez, Joshua; Olvera, Alberto; Paniagua, Mindy; Ramer, Brock; Ramsay, Ustavros; Reid, Stephania; Rosas, Ariana; Rudd, Adam; Smith, Sage; Vasiliou, Crysta A/B Honor Roll 9th Grade Agosto-Rivera, Ilyana; Allison, Kelsey; Bain, Madison; Ballard, Victoria; Barraza, Hannah; Beckett, Savana; Benitez, Rebeca; Calhoun, Kayla; Calvo, Brandon; Carter, Tamara; Chute, Kyra; Diaz, Caridad; Hernandez, Julissa; Hernandez, Saray; Jackson, Jordan; Keys, Alkashia; MederosCrespo, Xavier; Mena, Alianys; Morrell, Carley; Peguero, Carolyn; Perez, Elton; Perez, Martin; Raya, Silvia; Reyes, Katy; Reyes, Nickolas; RiveraGuadalupe, Jose; Roth, Ashley; Saad, Lazna; Sanchez, Nathalie; Valdes, Thaila; Vazquez, Amanda; Vega, Jhoan; Villalobos, Joanna; Walker, Sara; Williams, Aaron; Zamarripa, Albert 10th Grade Baltazar, Deryan; Barrera, Erik; Butler, Stannira; Chang, Katherine; Clark, Markeysia; Espino, Marissa; Euceda, Jose; Fonseca, Elianis; Fuller, Kenya; Hanks, Tierra; Harris, Christopher; Hernandez, Chelsea; Jackson, Alkeria; Knaack, Kyle; Loreto, Rachelly; Mack, Ross; Matamoros, Oscar; Mickle, Shanteria; Molina, Judy; Nedd, Imani; Pass, Tynekia; Perry, Alee; Polhill, Myles; Pruitt, Trevor; Pugh, Jaquez; Ramos, Juan; Rayburn, Weston; Rivera, Samuel; Robinson, Melinda; Rudd, Alaina; Shamsundar, Emily; Steadley, Lacie; Summers, Tyrin; Taylor, Andre; Varnum, Laice’lyne; Vasquez, Kevin; Vazquez, Edilberto; Vidal, Jorge; Villarreal, Abigail; Witt, Davis; Zuniga, Elgar 11th Grade Benitez, Erika; Blount, Megan; Bunting, Jessica; Cabana, Nestor; Cossio, Abigail; Cruz, Noemi; Davis, Jameria; Del Rio, Odalys; Delafuente, Jennifer; Fernandez, Leidy; Fleming, Shelia; Gordon, Shemar; Harris Iii, Shep; Jackman, Austin; Landrum, Francheska; Landrum, Fredrick; Lara, David; Llossas, Monica; Lockmiller, Jennifer; Martinez, Jocelyn; Martinez, Karina; McCoy, Ayana; McKown, Shelley; McKown, Steven; Mederos, Luis; Mejia, Belkis; Morrell, Rachel; Moss, Jude; Padron, Marcel; Penny, Shaina; Pruitt, Taylon; Ramirez, Damian; Ramirez, Jesus; Rangel, Xiomara; Reyes, Janet; Rodriguez (Coric), Vanessa; Rudd, Jacob; Sanchez, Sebastian; Smith, Kashawla; Vasquez, Walter; Vera, Crystal; Villegas, Daisy; Williams, Caleejah; Zamora, Kimberly; Zhu, Pengzhao 12th Grade Awe, Sade; Blount, Zachary; Calloway, Tony; Carmona, Ross; Cox, Reagan; Cuff, Akiya; De Las Salas, Melanie; Diaz Maldonado, Marcel; Divinard, Tiamanna; Durance, Destiny; Entwistle, Myleigha; Ford, Mellanie; Frenes, Raul; Goette, Naslie; Harris, Samantha; Hernandez, Fernando; Lindsay, Shanay; Little, Aaroneisha; Martinez, Maria; Mccabe, David; Navarro, Axel; Pena, Celia; Pena, Cristina; Ramirez, Brandi; Ramirez, Leonel; Raya, Leticia; Rico, Daniel; Rico, Juana; Ridgdill, Savannah; Rodriguez, Christian; Rojas, Joshua; Rosario, Kennia; Rudd, Steven; Rushing, Jalen; Sandoval, Juan; Santiago, Rosalva; Schoener-Scott, Andrea; Scott, Keylando; Soto, Katiria; Thomas, Donovan; Thomas, Jamaree; Thomas, Tianna; Vega, Cristhian; Velasquez, Elizabeth; Velazquez, Jennifer; Villagomez, Lisette; Villatoro, Yisenia; Young, Kendra; Yser, JeseniaCentral Elementary 2nd 9 Weeks Honor RollKindergarten Dell A: Crystal Cruz, Jasmine DeSantiago, Cha’nya Felton, Kaiden Wilcher, Leilani Molina, Truvonta Moody, Steaver Moore, Julian Ortez A/B: Alain Martinez, Yandel Diaz, Rosali Toyo, Hailey Sullivan, Jayden Rudd, Berner A: Alyssa Acosta, Alan Gonzalez, Christina Gonzalez, Arianna Jarvis, Tatianna Johnson, Magali Rafael-Jose A/B: Cricket Bryant, William Bussott, Yulett Febles, Da’Mariana Martinez, Davon’Tey Oliver, Aliya Sparks, Allison Ortega Deerey A: Neydy Hilario, Kendavian Holligan, Emersyn Quinn, Tylee Pruitt, Julian Paniagua, Gamaliel Paniagua, Jose Lara-munoz, Cloe Barber, Jamarion Dowell A/B: Darryon Willingham, Jayden Smith, Kymani Davis Kettler A: Zoey De La Torre, Allison Guevara, Deaisha Hudson, Adis Sanchez-Fernandez, Lariah Valdes, Charity Williams A/B: Katherine Arellano, Jose Francisco, Dominick Granims, Arthur Jones, Camila Salinas Grooms A: JaTarick Brooks, Keily Escobar-Jones, Bryan Gonzalez, Shania McCain, Najja Watts A/B: Sophia Alvarez, Isaac Carranza, Jocelyn Jaimes, Trinton Merit, Najjai Watts First Grade Liedtke A: Brandon Honeycutt, Esmeralda Leon A/B: Tanya Bocanegra, Isaiah Carranza, Vanessa De La Fuente, Emily Diaz, Lisbeth Ortiz, Cyrus Washington Parrish A: Enrique Acosta, Madison Atkinson, Saniyah Booth, Tyra Fields, Presley Heard, Kevin Jones, Jose Lorenzo, Kitrina Maynard, Jonathan Thompson, J’Kiria Wright A/B: Lemorris Davis, Jilian Swindle, Kiasiah Grinan, Brianna Kemp, Jordan Runkles Clark A: Robert Allred, Abrai Askew, Tristen Kemp A/B: Caleb Brady, Anahi Contreras, Jaden Hall, Graciela Lopez, Adriana Rivera, Kah’lisha Robinson Pearson A: Aidan Jarvis, Maricela Ortega, Francisco Trevino, Cassidy Washam A/B: Elias Antonio, Kimberly Hunter, MiNiyah Johnson, Adrian Rangle, Jorge Rico, Aaliyah Rowell, Alex Rubano, Nelson Salmeron, Jac’Quavious Thicklin, Alanys Xenes Howard A: Trenton Felton, Martin Ramirez-Almaraz A/B: Beatriz Bonilla, Aleizza Livingood, Haden Patel, Zaiden Zamora Rinehart A: Pedro Desantiago, Joel Jimenez A/B: Angie Arellano, Abigail Domingo, Reina Hernandez, Jer’zavian Pope, Jerrmyll Ray, Raymond Sierra, Teziaria Tolbert, Giselle Vanegas, Christopher Vasquez, Hegan Williams, Da’Juan Willis Second Grade Zamora A: Keyton Jones, Thomas Roberts A/B: Nathalia Aceituno, Stephanie Depaz, Albert Escobar, Hayden Padgett, Raelynn Paniagua, Earnestine Smith, Kianna Smith Crawford A: Branden Barnes, Priscilla Bonilla, Kyla Jones, Jesus Mendoza, Nicholas Narito, Dajia Robinson A/B: Sabine Gonzalez Carter A: Makayla Arnold, Marycruz Perez, Leah Valdes A/B: Lela Bussott, Eu’Toria Carter, Daniel Figueroa, Guadalupe Figueroa, Jose Garcia, Morgan Hurst, Ja’Kayla Jones, Jodeci Love, Ruby Malave, Maribel Sanchez Loredo A: Clinton Kerr A/B: Sherlyn Garcia-Aguilar, Emily Salinas, Jesus Gonzalez, Kaliayah Mckenzie Shelton A: Osvaldo Aguilar, Aubrey Louque A/B: Axel Aguilar-Garcia, Ryleigh Flynn, Kiearra Krull, Vanessa Martinez, Lisbeth Olmos-Ramirez, Ghiseidi Rodriguez-Palacio, Alexander Rudd Third Grade Barnes A: Talyah Sheppard, Noel Escoto A/B: Brayden Westberry, Jennifer Villatoro, Andre Ortiz, Nancy Ortiz, Diana Raya, Lillie Hunter, Jahzariyah Watts, Jonathan Cristobal Mosely A: Jordyn Mixon, Alize Rico A/B: Eduardo Obregon-Diaz, Cindy Domingo, Aldavion Gary, Melanie Gonzalez, Mi’Youn Johnson, Eddick Lago, Alexis Ramirez, Kylie Rudd Calvo A: Jalyn Davis, Isabely Gomez, Ronald Gosa, Diana Vasquez, Ximena Vazquez A/B: Joseph Barrera, Aleiya Booth-Villalobos, Adam Chavarria, Gael Hernandez, Amy Herring, Carlos Ortiz-Perez, Luis Velasquez Reis A: Adamaris Hurtado A/B: Victor DeLaFuente, Valeria Gonzalez, Jose na Hurtado, Kayleen Moreno, Jaiden Washington Owens A: Miguel Almarez-argueta, Brianna Calvo, Alexis Imhoff, Jase Thompson A/B: Edward Olmos-Ramirez, Baleigh Padgett, Kadence Quinn, Cristian Rivera, Aliana Smith, Alex Tomas, Xiomara Vega Fourth Grade Mayotte A/B: Haily Hickman, Ashton Nodal Paige A/B: Aleah Rodriguez, Ajani Smith, Jennifer Sierra, Kahliyah Coleman, Anijah Stringer, Thomas (Brandon) Dupree Jesson A: Kelly Gomez, Caroline McCray A/B: Daniela DeSantiago, Haylee Hayes Foote A: Nicole Blanco, Francisco Calderon, Miguel Figueroa, Sergio Resendiz A/B: Luis Gonzalez, Clementina Pereyra, Victoria Roberts, John Simmons, Cynthia Vega Fifth Grade Hand A/B: Taleria Allen, Zeus Carranza, Princess Garcia, Elizabeth Hunter, Norma Olvera, Oran Singleton Kane A/B: Fabian Bocanegra, Aaron Ramirez, Manuel Valdes Maloney A: Madison Nodal A/B: Aaliyah Harris, Tytiana Anderson, Henry Coreano, Brianna Cruz, Kevon’tey Fowler, Annaleigh Gamez, Elizabeth Gonazlez, Z’Terria Mann, Melina Martinez, Patricia Peryera, Ashley PerezSummer Programs, Programa de VeranoAttention Parents Hendry County School District Summer VPK Enrollment Information Hendry County School District 2014/14 VPK School Year Enrollment Information Are you interested in enrolling your child for Hendry County School District’s summer VPK program? Will you have a child who will be four years old on or before Sept. 1, and you are interested in learning more about Hendry County School District’s VPK enrollment and lottery process for the 2014/15 school year? If so, please SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL 12

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER 193.122(2), FLORIDA STATUTES, HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT THE COMPLETE 2013 HENDRY COUNTY TAX ROLLS, INCLUDING PROPERTIES REVIEWED BY THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD, WERE CERTIFIED FOR COLLECTION TO THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR ON FEBRUARY 11, 2014. PHILLIP L. PELLETIERHENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER PUBLIC NOTICE FINAL CERTIFICATION -NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the following by Ordinance. A pu blic hearing on the ordinance will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on February 25, 2014 at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to adopt amendments to the Economic Development Element, Future Land Use Element (speci“cally Goa l 2, Objective 2.1, Policies 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 1.1.10, and 1.1.11), and adding the de“nitions of an Economic Engine Project and Targe t Industry to the De“nition Section. ORDINANCE 2014-______ AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY AMENDING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT (SPECIFCIALLY GOAL 2, OBJECTIVE 2.1, POLICIES 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 1.1.10, AND 1.1.11), AND ADDING THE DEFINITIONS OF AN ECONOMIC ENGINE PROJECT AND TARGET INDUSTRY TO THE DEFINITION SECTION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance and amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL bet ween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hi ckpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at su ch meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a ve rbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240 ), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863-674-4194). Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto co n Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 Attorney General Pam Bondi joined Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami), Rep. Bryan Nelson (R-Orlando), other legislative leaders, law enforcement of cers and road enthusiasts to announce a legislative proposal that will crack down on the growing problem of hit-and-run drivers and remove the incentive for drunk drivers to ee the scene of an accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, three people were killed every week by a hit-and-run driver in 2012. Under current Florida law, there is a minimum mandatory sentence of four years in prison for killing someone while driving under the in uence. In contrast, a driver who leaves the scene of an accident that kills someone faces a much lighter sentence. In the case of cyclist Aaron Cohen, the driver who killed Cohen and left the scene received less than two years in jail. "Floridians deserve to feel safe when enjoying their communities, and this legislative proposal will crack down on all hit-and-runs," stated Attorney General Bondi. "I thank Senator Diaz de la Portilla and Representative Nelson for their leadership on the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, and I applaud Patty Cohen for her bravery in transforming her tragedy into action to protect others." "Aaron Cohen was a member of my community. The outrage that followed the light sentence his killer received brought attention to the punishment gap in sentencing laws, and we, along with his family and friends, decided to take action," stated Sen. Diaz de la Portilla, sponsor of SB 102. "This bill is about protecting people," said Rep. Nelson, sponsor of HB 183. "Those who are not protected by the metal exoskeleton of a car should feel just as safe on the road as someone who does have that protection." This legislation will: Create a minimum mandatory sentence of four years for leaving the scene of an accident which results in death (with an allowance for downward departure by the court when mitigating factors exist). Increase existing minimum mandatory sentence from two to four years for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death with DUI. Increase the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury from a third degree felony to a second degree felony. De ne "Vulnerable Road User" (VRU) and create a VRU enhancer in the criminal punishment code. Require a three-year revocation of the offender's driver's license and, prior to reinstatement, a driver's education course on the rights of vulnerable road users. "As Chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, I believe it's time to close the penalty gap for hit-and-run drivers in Florida. This legislation will make our roads safer for everyone -pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists," stated Sen. Greg Evers (R-Pensacola), a bill co-sponsor. "How do you explain to grieving families that the person who struck their loved one chose to leave rather than call for help? I want this legislation to motivate people to do the right thing," said Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala), a bill cosponsor and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. "Too many lives have been lost; too many families, just like mine, have been devastated," said Patty Cohen, Aaron Cohen's widow. "The Florida Sheriffs Association strongly supports legislation that would create proportionate penalties for drivers committing the crimes of DUI Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in death," said FSA President and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. "We should not have laws that encourage drivers to leave the scene of an accident." Senate Bill 102 unanimously passed its rst two committee stops. The rst committee hearing for HB 183 will be in the House Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee. Cracking Down on Hit-and-Run DriversAttorney General Pam Bondi, legislators, law enforcement and road enthusiasts promote legislation cracking down on hit-and-run drivers THIS BILL IS ABOUT PROTECTING PEOPLE, THOSE WHO ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE METAL EXOSKELETON OF A CAR SHOULD FEEL JUST AS SAFE ON THE ROAD AS SOMEONE WHO DOES HAVE THAT PROTECTION.REP. NELSON

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 come to an informational meeting at one of the following district locations: Monday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Central Elementary School cafeteria Clewiston Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Country Oaks Elementary School cafeteria LaBelle Information and enrollment forms will be given out at these meetings. If you have any questions, please call 863-674-4108 in LaBelle or 863-983-1508 in Clewiston. Atencin Padres Estn ustedes interesados en matricular a su hijo/a en el Programa de Verano de PreEscolar Voluntario(VPK) del Distrito Escolar del Condado Hendry? Tiene usted un hijo/ hija que va a cumplir 4 aos de edad antes o el 1ro de Septiembre, 2014, y est interesado en informarse ms acerca de las matrculas y el proceso de lotera del Programa de VPK del Distrito Escolar del Condado Hendry para el curso escolar 2014-15? En este caso, por favor asista a la junta/reunin de informacin en las siguientes localidades: Lunes, Febrero 24, de 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. en la Cafeteria de la Escuela Elementaria Central (CES)Clewiston Jueves, Febrero 27, de 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. en la Cafeteria de la Escuela Elementaria Country Oaks (COES) – LaBelle En esta reunin le daremos informacin y formas de registracin/matrcula. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llamar al 863-6744108 en LaBelle, o al 863-983-1508 en Clewiston. SCHOOLContinued From Page 10 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Arrested on 2/7/14, by Ofcer Chamberlain For In-county warrant Arrested on 2/3/14, by Ofcer Chamberlain For DUI Arrested on 2/2/14, by Deputy Lee For Burglary of unoccupied dwelling; possession of burglary tools; Larceny, grand theft more than $300 but less than $5,000; Dealing in stolen property Arrested on 2/6/14, by Ofcer Chamberlain For DUI Arrested on 2/4/14, by Ofcer Rojas For Out-of-county warrant Arrested on 2/8/14, by Ofcer Garrett For DUI Arrested on 2/7/14, by Ofcer Herrera For In-county warrant Arrested on 2/8/14, by Ofcer Garrett For DUI Arrested on 2/9/14, by Ofcer Rojas For DUI c c De pi of gr bu in c c ra c c c c Genell Roberts, 34 Jose Castillo, 34Marco Colon, 28 Michel Gonzalez, 31 Carl Givens, 34 Carlos Cruz, 38 Maggie Perez, 27 Santos Gomez, 24 Alfredo Domingo Sanchez, 20

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 BY HC SHERIFFS OFFICEOn Tuesday, Feb. 4, at approximately 6:15 a.m., juvenile female Vanessa Carbajal, date of birth March 30, 2000, left her residence for school but did not return home. It was discovered that she had removed her school books from her backpack and had taken clothes with her when she left. Vanessa is considered a runaway juvenile and may be in the company of 23-year-old Jose Valasco Ventura, date of birth May 8, 1990, who has had temporary custody in the past. Jose is believed to have a brother, Lucio Valasco, and possibly other family members in Moultrie, Ga. Moultrie authorities are aware of the runaway juvenile. Law enforcement in the Moultrie area have attempted to contact family members but have so far been unsuccessful. According to family members in LaBelle, Jose does not have a job or a vehicle. Jose left the home on a blue, 10-speed-type bicycle in LaBelle this past weekend. It has been discovered that Vanessa has several Facebook accounts, to include one in which she uses Valasco as her last name. If you have seen or have any information on the whereabouts of either 13-year-old Vanessa Carbajal or 23-year-old Jose Valasco Ventura, you are asked to call the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce at 863-674-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Sheriff’s Of ce Reports Missing Juvenile Vanessa Carbajal commissioners to approve the proclamation for Through with Chew Week, and to deem Feb. 20 as the “Great American Spit Out.” Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the students’ request. Staff Reports/BusinessHendry County IT Director Ryan Purdy informed commissioners of the roughly $105,000 per year savings he was able to achieve through modifying contractual agreements between the county and CenturyLink. Commissioners quickly approved the proposal to move forward with the contract modications. Commissioner Darrell Harris then brought forward a Voter Improvement Fund Request, which commissioners voted on and approved. Commissioner Harris said the county and the city of LaBelle were working to improve the area around the city dock. Gazebos, landscaping, concrete bleachers and a resurfacing of the boat ramp parking lot will all be completed to improve the area. The improvements are being paid for using the money that is collected from voter registration fees. Before the meeting adjourned, Commissioner Janet Taylor informed commissioners that lobbyists from the Hendry County Library System would be approaching them about possibly utilizing a county-wide special assessment, which could mean that every Hendry County resident would pay an equal fee for the three libraries in the county. Commissioners expressed concern about having residents in the outlying areas paying the same amount as residents in the cities, so they decided to hold a workshop discussing the issue before their next regular meeting on Feb. 25. The workshop will be held at 3:30 p.m. and their regular meeting will follow at 5 p.m. in LaBelle. BOCCContinued From Page 3 SUBMITTED PHOTOSoccer Team Wins FirstThe Clewiston Tigers U10 Boys Soccer Team won rst place in the Section 14 AYSO state game held in Wellington over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Congratulations, Tigers!

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BY PAT DOBBINS Florida Department of HealthHeart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every 25 seconds, someone in the United States will have issues with their heart, and every minute, one person will die from some type of heart-related issue. This disease affects men and women! Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Hendry County and the number two cause of death for Glades County. Here are a few tips to help you to become “heart healthy”:  Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthier meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in ber can help prevent high blood cholesterol. Limiting salt or sodium in your diet can also lower your blood pressure.  Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for heart disease. To determine whether your weight is in a healthy range, healthcare providers often calculate a number called the body mass index (BMI). Sometimes, your waist and hip measurements are used to measure your excess body fat.  Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. It is suggested that adults should engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes each day.  Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease. So, if you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways you can quit smoking.  Limit alcohol use. Avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can cause high blood pressure.  Prevent or treat your medical conditions: If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, there are steps you can take to lower your risk for heart disease.  Have your cholesterol checked. Your health care provider should test your cholesterol levels at least once every ve years. Talk with your healthcare provider about this simple blood test.  Monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure has no symptoms, so be sure to have it checked on a regular basis.  Manage your diabetes. If you have diabetes, closely monitor your blood sugar levels. Talk with your healthcare provider about treatment options.  Take your medicine. If you’re taking medication to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, follow your healthcare provider’s instructions carefully. Always ask questions if you don’t understand something. MORE... Talk with your healthcare provider. You and your healthcare provider can work together to prevent or treat the medical conditions that lead to heart disease. Discuss your treatment plan regularly and bring a list of questions to your appointments. Know your signs and symptoms. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, however, most heart attacks start slowly and you may only feel mild pain or discomfort. Many people aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are some signs that could mean a heart attack is happening:  Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.  Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.  Shortness of breath. May occur with or without chest discomfort.  Other signs. These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to ght heart disease.  Choose lean meats and poultry without skin. Prepare them without added saturated and trans fat.  Select fat-free, one-percent fat and low-fat dairy products.  Cut back on foods with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.  Cut back on foods high in dietary cholesterol. Try to eat less than 300mg of cholesterol each day.  Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugars.  Select and purchase foods lower in salt/ sodium.  If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation. That means no more than one drink per day if you’re a woman and two drinks per day if you’re a man.  Keep an eye on your portion sizes. Physical activity in your daily life is an important step to preventing heart disease. You can take a few simple steps at home, at work and at play to increase the amount of physical activity in your life. Become a “Healthier You” in 2014! For more information on how to make healthier changes in your life, you can call the Florida Department of Health in Hendry or Glades Counties (LaBelle: 863-674-4041, Clewiston: 863-983-0707, Moore Haven: 863-946-0707). You can also visit the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/features/ heartmonth/. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DEADLINE FOR 2014 EXEMPTIONSPhillip Pelletier, Hendry County Property Appraiser, invites you to take advantage of your savings between now and March 1, 2014. We are located in LaBelle, in the Courthouse, third Monday thru Friday. be Thursday, February 20th and Thursday, February 27th from 8:00 AM till 6:00 PM. 13. Homestead Portability • Applicant must hold title to property and reside on the property by January 1, 2014 PHILLIP L. PELLETIER www.hendryprop.org 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 February is American Heart MonthEVERY 25 SECONDS, SOMEONE IN THE UNITED STATES WILL HAVE ISSUES WITH THEIR HEART, AND EVERY MINUTE, ONE PERSON WILL DIE FROM SOME TYPE OF HEART-RELATED ISSUE. THIS DISEASE AFFECTS MEN AND WOMEN!PAT DOBBINS THE SECRET TO HAVING A GOOD MARRIED LIFE IS TO UNDERSTAND THAT MARRIAGE MUST BE TOTAL, IT MUST BE PERMANENT AND IT MUST BE EQUAL.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 Gunter said Florida is more than beaches and Disney World, and his desire to show the rest of the country what makes rural Florida so special will translate well into his current position as the marketer of Hendry County. Gunter has big plans for the TDC and Hendry County, both short-term and long-term. His rst priority is updating the TDC's social media sites and making them "more current." "Our website is up and running, and working, but we hope to update it and make it as easy to use as possible," said Gunter. The TDC's Facebook page has also not been maintained, according to Gunter. Facebook's importance has certainly increased over the years, and Gunter wants to make sure the TDC exploits it as much as possible. Gunter also plans, in the short-term, to meet with as many tourism providers in Hendry County as possible. Gunter said he wants to meet with them face-to-face and "get to know them." That is especially true for the providers in Clewiston, who he does not know as well as those in LaBelle, where he has lived for nearly 17 years. This goal, he said, ties into one of his longterm goals, which is to create a plan that is "sustainable" and will put Hendry County's name, as well as its assets, in front of more people. Gunter said he wants to create as much exposure for Hendry County as he can get. Gunter has a bachelors degree in marketing and has held several positions in the retail industry, including co-owner of Badcock Furniture in LaBelle. Gunter also recently spent one year working as a youth director at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle. "I'm really excited and looking forward to getting to know everybody," said Gunter, adding that he encourages anyone with ideas or comments about how to better the tourism market in Hendry County to please contact him at 863612-4913. "Some of the best ideas come from concerned citizens," he said. You can learn more about the Tourism Development Council at their website: www.visithendrycounty.com. MANAGERContinued From Page 1 Little Miss Hendry Girls Camryn Curry Jennah Hernandez Chasity Spooner Haley Lovell Kiara Calloway Montana Powell Madelyn Spooner Madisyn Thomley Alexis Acevedo Morgan Miller The Little Miss Hendry County Pageant will take place on Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hendry County Fairgrounds

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8th Annual “Cane Country” AuctionSaturday ~ February 15, 2014 ~ 9:00 a.m. 26400 CR 880 Belle Glade, FL (20 Miles W of West Palm Beach, FL)(Atlantic Sugar Mill Site) 800-985-5699Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr FL #AU1833-AB1285 D & K Harvesting and Gulf Citrus Harvesting & HaulingEmployees may pick up their 2012 W-2’s at 890 Spratt Blvd LaBelle, FL Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.CLERK NEEDED FULL TIME POSITION IN LABELLE SMALL OFFICE FAX RESUMES TO 1-866-491-8086 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Heavy Equipment Mechanic for job in South Bay. 5 yrs exp in Caterpillar, John Deer, Diesel, & hydraulic repair and service exc. pay and bene ts EOE/DFWP Apply at Central Florida Equipment, 9030 NW 97 Terrace, Medley, FL 33178 or online @ www. central oridaequip.com or FAX resume to 305-887-7804. 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 Special Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014

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Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERS Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for local and regional Class A company CDL drivers with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Employment Full TimeSales Support RepresentativeFantastic Opportunity Challenging & Rewarding Role International Brand NQAS is recognized as a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of replacement parts to suit CASE and John Deere cane harvesters. A unique opportunity has arisen within our Clewiston FL operation for a ‘hands on’ sales support representative. By nature you will be results orientated, good humored, bilingual in Spanish and English and have a solid commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and spare parts advice to a variety of individuals who include harvester contractors, purchasing managers and mechanical workshops via telephone, email and counter sales. You will be responsible for interpreting and followup on customer needs, preparing customer quotes and orders, invoicing, purchasing and coordinating orders being imported and exported. A background in mechanical parts, con dent clear communication along with the ability to make decisions and remain calm under pressure will be the key to your success. NQAS offers a great place to work and a friendly supportive culture. To apply, please email your resume to Rebecca@nqascorp.com or mail to PO Box 1780, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Employment Full Time Look Who’s New In Town!!We are a professional leading healthcare pr ovider with over 250 facilities nationwide! We have full-time part-time and PRN opportunities in the Correctional Healthcare Field: Physician, Dentist, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Mental Health Professional To provide quality medical services at the following sites: South Bay Correctional Facility located at 600 US Highway 27 South, South Bay FL 33493 Moore Haven Correctional Facility located at 1282 Florida 78, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Highly Competitive Pay & Great Bene ts! To Apply : www.correctioncare.com ; click on Careers Call: Cynthia DeMarco 317-473-5705 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full TimeADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTFirst Bank is seeking an administrative assistant with a minimum of ten years experience. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and con dential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Must possess knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Work requires continual attention to detail in composition, typing and proo ng materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fastpaced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at 863-983-5043 or send an e-mail to nsparks@fbclew.com or pick up employment application at 300 East Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston. EOE Employment Full Time Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time RAILROAD MECHANIC WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks. Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment •Repair and Weld Frogs •Repair and Weld Switch Points •Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld) Jdooley@ussugar.com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com 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. Employment Full Time ApartmentsApartment/little cottage for rent on W Avenue A in Belle Glade. Water is included. $300 per month, $200 deposit. Most show proof of employment/income. (786)499-9701 Apartments ApartmentsMOORE HAVEN COMMONS 863-946-1262 TDD:711 1101 Cactus Avenue, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Now accepting Applications Affordable Living for low income families Spacious units equipped with central heat and air, carpet, appliances, on-site laundry and playground 1 BR apts start at $675 2 BR apts start at $811 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer 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 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Marine AccessoriesMERCURY OUTBOARD MOTOR, W/FUEL TANK, VERY LITTLE USE, $600.00 CALL 863-227-3333 Motorcycles1981 Honda TWINSTAR. Garage kept, great condition, 17815 miles, one owner. Runs great! $950.00 (561)385-4307 Sports Vehicles/ ATVsJohn Deere Gator $2600 863-675-3330 Automobiles2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 48000 original miles, automatic pw pl great vehicle for only $5995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 Sport Utility Sport Utility2010 Mercury Mariner Premier leather, 4cyl, p/w, p/l, alloys was $14245 sale $12995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 2011 Dodge Durango Crew v6, touchscreen radio, memory seats, loaded was $26455 sale priced $22995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 2013 GMC Yukon SLT 4X2 leather, 3rd row, 14k, warranty save thousands over new, sale $32995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 2013 Nissan Rogue 4cyl, auto, very well cared for Manager’s special $18995 Alan Jay Clewiston 863-983-4600 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds.1bed/1bath Wildwood apts. 863.983.3151 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Jackson Citrus W-2s can be picked up Monday Friday from 9am 12 pm at 240 S. Bridge St., LaBelle, FL. 460731 CB 1/30;2/6,13 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on February 24th, 2014 at 8 am at Affordable Towing, 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade, FL 33430 1992 Kenworth, VIN: 1XKADR9X2NJ565871 1985 Fontain Trl, VIN: 13N1452CXF1539429 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 461779 SUN 2/13/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-09-CA-000244 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v.ADRIAN SANCHEZ; JENNIFER MARTINEZ A/K/A JENNIFER H. MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ADRIAN SANCHEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER MARTINEZ A/K/A JENNIFER H. MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HENDRY COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Judgment o f Foreclosure entered on February 06, 2014 in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK 2170, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4010 BISHOP CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, on March 12, 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 o f the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Mary Ann Munoz Deputy Cler k If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision o f 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 711.461788 CN 2/13,20/2014 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 262012CA000642XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA MARSHALL, et al, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 11/21/2013 and an Order Resetting Sale dated January 27th, 2014 and entered in Case No. 262012CA000642XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and BARBARA MARSHALL; TY MARSHALL; COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on www.hendry.realforeclose.com 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 9, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on February 4, 2014. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /s/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 461600 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13 CA 443 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. EMMA RAMIREZ GUARDO; ROGERIO GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY: Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 6, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13 CA 443, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and EMMA RAMIREZ GUARDO; ROGERIO GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash BY ELECTRONIC SALE AT: WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM at 11:00 A.M., on the 12th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 112, HOLIDAY ILSES SUBDIVISION, UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 115 AND 116, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1988 FLEETWOOD (FLEETCRAFT CORP) MOBILE HOME, VIN#GAFLJ45A03720CT PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE LAND A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of Feb. 2014. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ MaryAnn Munoz As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 461787 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000897 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff RUSSELL E. MCCOY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 06, 2014 and entered in Case No. 26-2012CA-000897 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA. is the Plaintiff and RUSSELL E. MCCOY; GINETTE MCCOY A/K/A GINETTE D. MCCOY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 9 AND ALL OF LOT 8, BLOCK 73, SUBURB BEAUTIFUL, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE NORTH 12 FEET OF THE WEST 17 FEET OF LOT 8. A/K/A 430 CALHOUN STREET, LABELLE, FL 33935-4860 Any person claiming an interest in, the surplus from the sale, if any, other that] the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 6, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018F12014890 WELLSLPS-FHA-Rbdurosier-Team 1-F12014890 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.461794 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 11000214CAAXMX BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER N. KWANGWARI, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, Florida, described as: Lots 32 through 38, the North 1/2 of Lot 44 and Lots 45 through 50, inclusive, DIFFENBAUGH’S ADDITION TO NORTH LABELLE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 57, of the Public Records of Desoto County, Florida, lying and being in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Property address: 1475 North Bridge St. La Belle, FL 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM, beginning at 11:00 AM on March 19th, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 7th day of Feb., 2014.CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 A ttorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 461790 CN 2/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-000061 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID WARD SIMONS JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of David Ward Simons, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was August 7th, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 A venue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 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 ON OR BEFORE T HE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER T HE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICAT ION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER 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 T HE 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 February 13th, 2014. Personal Representative: LAURE E. SIMONS c/o P.O. Box 4009 Sarasota, Florida 34230 HENRY P. TRAWICK, PA A ttorney for Personal Representative P.O. Box 4009 Sarasota, Florida 34230 Florida Bar No. 0082069 461778 GCD 2/13,20/2014 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida• Property of: Henry Boyd-4 Tires, miscellaneous boxes. • Property of: Tamika Bradley-Microwave, Freezer, Matt & Box Spring, Living room Suite. • Property of: Curtis Brown-Girls Bike, A/CTV Miscellaneous Boxes.• Property of: Rosetta DrummondMattress & Box Spring, TV, Headboard, Dinette table and chairs. • Property of: Angela Grant-Mattress & Box Spring, Refrigerator, Bedroom Suite, TV. • Property of: Ruby Mosley-Freezer, Bedroom Suite, Living room Suite, Miscellaneous Boxes. • Property of: Oseas Salas MejiaBBQSpeakers, Miscellaneous Boxes. • Property of: Ronny Sylvain-TV, Bedroom Suite, Dinette Table, Miscellaneous Boxes. 460990 SUN 2/6,13/2014 LEGAL NOTICE The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until February 25, 2014 for Bid #Q14-0008, Large Equipment, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Patrick Langford, Chairman 461667 CN/CB 2/13/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on February 20, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. 461812 CN/CB 2/13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Buck Head Ridge area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 461359 GCD 2/6 & 2/13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 461360 GCD 2/6 & 2/13/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000068 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. NIURKA QUINTANA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 23, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 26-2010CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and NIURKA QUINTANA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 2257, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 9002 E BROAD CIRCLE, PORT LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the. surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 28, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 461030 CN 2/6,13/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2012-CA-000528-CAAX-MX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, vs. JAIME MORALES, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lots 15 and 16, OKEELANTA PLANTATION COMPANY’S FIRST PLAT IN HENDRY COUNTY, FL, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 87, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Property address: 1670 Hookers Point Rd Clewiston, FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM, beginning at 11:00 AM on February 26, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of January, 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 461084 CN 2/6,13/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-46-DP IN THE INTEREST OF: NICHOLSON, JULIAN PAUL DOB: 10/16/2008 Minor Child, THE STATE OF FLORIDA, TO: Joseph Burton Legal Father Current Whereabouts Unknown NOTICE You are hereby noti ed that a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights which is delivered to you herewith, has been led in the above styled Court in behalf of Julian Nicholson, a male child, born on the 16th day of October, 2008, at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Family Services, and you are hereby commanded to be and appear before the Honorable Jack Lundy, Judge of the Circuit Court in the above Court at: Glades County Courthouse 500 Avenue J Moore Haven, Florida 33471 at 1:30 p.m. o’clock, on the 13th day of March, 2014 for an Advisory/Adjudicatory Hearing, to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY/ADJUDICATORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS. Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g) Florida Statute, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoptive entity, as de ned in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statute. WITNESS BY HAND as the Clerk of Said Court and the seal thereof, this 16th day of January, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT B. RHYMES, DEPUTY CLERK 460791 GCD 2/13,20,27;3/6/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2013-CP-000057 IN RE: ESTATE OF RYAN MATTHEW BOYCE, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f RYAN MATTHEW BOYCE deceased, whose date of death was October 17, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f which is PO Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. 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 served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE O R 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 FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER ME DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is February 6th, 2014. Personal Representative: KAREN E. EISENHART 15 Wagon Wheel Place Palm Coast, Florida 32164 Attorney for Personal Representative: GAIL E. LAMPERT, ESQ. Email: gail@gaillampertlaw.com Florida Bar #789844 216 South 3rd Street Flagler Beach, FL 32136 386-439-0190 461065 GCD 2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4351 2010 4104329-06023370150 Thelusma Cherubin + Yves Augustin + Marie Sylvain Lot 15, Block 2337, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460473 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 794 2010 1274329-01000010171 Elenda E Garcia From the Northwest corner of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, go North 86 degrees 26’ East, 1051.7 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence North 86 degrees 26’ East, 100 feet; thence South 03 degrees 51’ West, 120 feet; thence North 86 degrees 26’ East, 177.6 feet; thence South 04 degrees 03’ 1205.3 feet; thence South 86 degrees 26’ West, 285 feet; thence North 03 degrees 51’ West 1325.3 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS the East 30 feet and the South 30 feet thereof, reserved for perpetual road right-of-way.SUBJECT to a 10 foot utility easement as recorded in O.R. Book 304, Page 471, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461184 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Glades County Board of County Commissioners Deadline: February 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM Glades County Board of County Commissioners is requesting proposals from interested parties for the lease of 42 +/acres of agricultural land for noninvasive agricultural uses. The property is located next to the Glades County Road Department at 4883 E. State Road 78, Moore Haven, Florida. All proposals are to be submitted to the County Managers Of ce at P.O. Box 1527, Moore Haven, Fl. 33471. Submissions must include the intended use of the property, requested term of lease and amount of lease payment offered. For any additional information please contact the County Managers of ce at 863-946-6000. The County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any proposals or in the bidding process. 461780 GCD 2/13,20/2014 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St., Montura Ranch Estates, State Road 833, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 461316 CN 2/13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 65 2010 1134328-A0000240000 Linda J Dekle Commence at the Southeast corner of Government Lot 3 in Section 13, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run S 88 degrees 16’30” W, along the South line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 747.45 feet to the Point-0f-Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence continue S 88 degrees 16’30” W, along the South line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 64.66 feet; thence N 0 degrees 00’00” E, a distance of 203.93 feet; thence N 72 degrees 18’00” E, a distance of 181.65 feet; thence S 01 degrees 28’30” E, a distance of 243.55 feet; thence S 87 degrees 51’37” W, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence S 88 degrees 16’30” W, a distance of 65.48 feet: thence S 04 degrees 14’00” E, a distance of 10.00 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS, however that part thereof lying with the County Road right-of-way. Bearings refer to deeds recorded in O.R. Book 236, Page 444 and O.R. Book 320, Page 512, Public Record of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461183 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Jolene Funding 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 2610 2006 4104329-04021460070 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 7, Block 2146, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460481 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Jolene Funding 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 2592 2006 4104329-04021450170 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 17, Block 2145, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460480 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III 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 2975 2007 4104329-03021140180 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 18, Block 2114, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461179 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Jolene Funding 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 2579 2005 4104329-03020950210 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 21, Block 2095, PORT LABELLE UNIT #3, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461168 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 2224 2010 1254432-A0002600000 Ella III, LLC The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 4942 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461172 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4307 2010 4104329-06021930680 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Tim Rawson IRA FBO Tim Rawson IRA Lot 68, Block 2193, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014. Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460469 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF CHANGE TO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL TRANSITIONAL DISTRICT The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida proposes to adopt the following by ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 1-53-3.7, AGRICULTURAL TRANSITIONAL DISTRICT; AND SECTION 1-53-4.1, TABLE 53-2, TABLE OF DIMENSIONAL AND DENSITY REGULATIONS; SPECIFICALLY TO DEEM NON-VESTED, NONCONFORMING LOTS (IDENTIFIED ON OCTOBER 22, 2013) AS VESTED, AND REMOVE THE VESTED RIGHTS DETERMINATION PROCESS FOR NONCONFORMING LOTS OF RECORD; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on February 25, 2014, at 5:05 p.m. at Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL, to consider the recommendation of the Local Planning Agency, to discuss the ordinance and to consider adopting the ordinance. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 461813 CN/CB 2/13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4338 2010 4104329-06021990060 Jacobo Jesus Faraj Lot 6, Block 2199, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460470 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 5246 2010 4104329-12025110120 Amoakon E Thiemele & Rosette J Valle Lot 12, Block 2511, PORT LABELLE UNIT 12, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 560554 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 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 2571 2006 4104329-04021440220 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 22, Block 2144, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460482 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 391 2010 1314229-01000001860 Raul & Juana Aguilar Lot 186 and East one-half of Lot 187, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, Public Records of Glades County, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461175 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 2/25/14 SUBJECT AREA: 549 Fund Balance EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for fund balance. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1011.051 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1011.051 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for fund balance. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on February 25, 2014. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 460365 CN 1/30;2/6,13 CB 2/13/2014 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 2561 2010 1354432-A0001770000 Betty Sue Pione Jorden And Paialii T Pione The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3843 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461173 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 2673 2010 1364432-A0001910000 Ella III, LLC The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4086, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461174 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000813 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -VS.Olguidia Granda; Capital One Bank (USA), National Association f/k/a Capital One Bank Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated 1/23/14, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000813 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Olguidia Granda are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Barbara S. Butler, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at WWW.HENDRY.REALFORECLOSE.COM, at 11:00 A.M. on February 26, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, 7, AND 8, IN BLOCK 383, OF GENERAL PLAN TO CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 71-78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Barbara S. Butler CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /S/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 461297 CN 2/6,13/2014 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000920CAAXMX ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. BRENDA V. WILLIAMS, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST, THE ESTATE OF VIOLET R. EASON DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 350 NORTH BRIDA STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, LOT 2, IN BLOCK 9, OF MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 38 AND 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1994 SHADOW MASTER DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN: 146M8107A AND 146M8107B more commonly known as 350 NORTH BRIDA STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff’s attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 27th day of January, 2014. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: S. Miller Deputy Clerk “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935-County Phone; 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service”.461108 CN 2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III 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 2987 2007 4104329-03021190260 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 26, Block 2119, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461180 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 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 2518 2006 4104329-04021420080 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 8, Block 2142, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461186 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3473 2010 2024329-28000000710 Jerome Baxter & Marcellina Mitchell Lot 123 and 124, SECTION ONE, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460468 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hope HealthCare Services at 475 East Cowboy Way in LaBelle. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 461197 CN 2/13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4512 2010 4104329-07022300170 Larisa Salniker Lot 17, Block 2230, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460474 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III 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 3003 2007 4104329-03021240240 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 24, Block 2124, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461181 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 IN THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-000096-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure led January 14, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-000096-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE A. GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEX GABOR A/K/A JORGE ALEXANDER GABOR; MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MINNIE LEE ASHLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION; are defendants. I will sell the following described property to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning 11:00 A.M. at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, and as set forth in said Final Judgment, to the highest bidder for cash, on the 6th day of March, 2014, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK C, UNIT 2, NORTH LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 107, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 2009 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, MAKE: LIVE OAK HOMES, MODEL: SOUTHERN OAK, SERIAL NUMBERS: LOHGA10810519A AND LOHGA10810519B, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 28.00 X 48.00, WHICH, BY THE INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. a/k/a 1434 Jordan Loop Okeechobee, FL 34974 Dated this 4th day of February, 2014. SANDRA H. BROWN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock, As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. 461498 GCD 2/13,20/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3 p.m The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission 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. Karson Turner, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 461446 CN/CB 2/13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 149 2011 1064428-A0000280000 Robert Mark & Dawn Foshay The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460477 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 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 1969 2010 1224432-01000740070 Denton II, LLC Lot 7 in Block 74 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461170 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4482 2010 4104329-07022240040 Cabernet I, LLC Lot 4, Block 2224, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460472 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 3762 2011 4104329-02020400140 Shay Azarya Lot 14, Block 2040, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 27th day of February, 2014 Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 460479 CN 1/23,30;2/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III 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 2931 2007 4104329-03020950450 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 45, Block 2095, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461176 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III 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 2932 2007 4104329-03020950460 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 46, Block 2095, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461177 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014

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Public Notice Public Notice 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 2504 2006 4104329-04021410090 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 9, Block 2141, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of March, 2014, which is the 13th day of March, 2014. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 461185 CN 2/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000524 CHRISTINA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF NORMANDY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2013-9, Plaintiff v. KARAN S. ROACH, ET AL., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of January, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2012CA-000524, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein CHRISTINA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF NORMANDY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2013-9, is the Plaintiff and KARAN S. ROACH, JAMES M. ROACH, SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, USAA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK and KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, are the Defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash electronically at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, the Clerk’s website for on-line auctions at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN GOVERNMENT LOT 7, SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 7 IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, AND RUN SOUTH 8933’01” EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF GOVERNMENT LOT 7, A DISTANCE OF 851.81 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL; THENCE RUN NORTH 1854’51” EAST, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY 912.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 1854’51” EAST, 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 7105’09” WEST, 230 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1854’51” WEST, 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 7105’09” EAST, 230 FEET; TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS TRACT OF LAND ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 15 OF CALLOSA ESTATES UNIT NO. 3, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. Property Address: 432 Caloosa Estates Drive, Labelle, Florida 33935 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form below (choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested. DATED this 27th day of January, 2014. HOWARD C. FORMAN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 461089 CN 2/6,13/2014 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 BY BRENDA BARNES PIO, Florida Department of HealthAs part of the celebration and recognition of 125 Years of Public Health, each county in the state of Florida selected “Local Public Health Heroes.” Votes were collected from leaders in Hendry and Glades counties and two women were selected as the Local Public Health Heroes. These ladies will also be honored in the 2014 Swamp Cabbage Parade and the Chalo Nitka Parade. Martha E. Valiant, MD, MPH has been commonly referred to as the “Baby Doctor” by people in the community, but her colleagues know her as the “Voice of Rural Counties.” Over the past 40 years, she has been a tireless advocate for the healthcare needs and challenges of rural communities, not only in Hendry and Glades counties, but the entire southwest Florida area! Since graduating from Duke University School of Medicine in 1972 with a specialty in pediatrics, Dr. Valiant has spent most of her medical career in the public sector. Her public health roots began in Palm Beach County, where she worked alongside of Dr. Carl Brumback. Dr. Valiant said that Dr. Brumback helped to “feed her passion” for rural health. In 1991, she became director of the Health Departments in Hendry and Glades counties. She was instrumental in getting the health department buildings constructed in Clewiston and LaBelle in the late 1990s. Both Health Department buildings were dedicated in her honor. Even though she is now retired, she still follows her passion of rural health by serving on several boards, such as Children’s Advocacy, The Children’s Hospital, Health Planning Council, and Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health. Dr. Valiant said, “I absolutely loved my years at the Hendry and Glades Health Departments. It enabled me to ful ll my goals of tackling rural health issues.” When asked how she would like to be remembered, she humbly stated, “I hope that I am remembered as a doctor who made a difference in the lives of children and their families in rural communities.” Over the years, Dr. Valiant has been recognized for her public health imprint on the world. In 1997, she received the “Outstanding Woman in Public Health” award from the College of Public Health, University of South Florida. Over a span of years from 1997 to present day, she has received the “FRHA Wendell Rollason Award,” the “Sidney S. Chipman Award,” the “Healthy Start Lifetime Achievement Award,” and the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce “Woman of the Year Award.” Most recently, she was named by WGCU to its list of “21 Southwest Florida Women Who Have Made a Difference.” (WGCU is a PBS-member television station in Fort Myers, owned and operated by Florida Gulf Coast University.) Pat Dobbins, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties, said, “Dr. Valiant continues to be an inspiration to me; she is one of my personal heroes. This is a person who de nitely encompasses every aspect of a Public Health Hero.” The second local Public Health Hero nominee is Joanne Vorhees, ARNP. Ms. Vorhees began her career in public health in 1968. For the last 45 years, Ms. Vorhees has been involved in all aspects of public health as an Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties. Her specialty has always been women’s health, which also includes adolescents. She is known for her efforts in promoting clinic schedules to encourage adolescents to enter family planning services, and for providing much-needed family planning education to the rural areas of Hendry and Glades counties. Early in her nursing career, Ms. Vorhees worked at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, Texas, which had over 800 hospital beds and 17 operating rooms. Her family decided to move to Florida in the 1960s and settled in Clewiston. Ms. Vorhees became an operating room and emergency room supervisor at Hendry General Hospital in Clewiston, where she assisted with labor and delivery. After making the move to public health, she promoted the use of videos to educate women about their health and family planning choices, taught parenting classes at the local high schools and has assisted with prenatal and primary care in the clinical setting. She continues to be a patient advocate and believes in preventative services and education. Ms. Vorhees is a former board member of the Harlem Academy Daycare and is an active member of the local chapters of the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society. Over the years, Ms. Vorhees stated that she has seen lots of changes in public health, but was most happy to see changes in immunization requirements for school entry. Ms Vorhees stated, “I love being part of a rural community. I now see the grandchildren of people that I remember giving school immunizations to. It’s nice getting to know the whole family.” Retirement is something that she does not want to consider. She loves the work she does and the communities that she serves. She hopes to continue her service in public health for several more years. “It’s amazing that Joanne has dedicated 45 years of her life to public health, and we are so happy that she chose to spend those years of service with us at the Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties. It truly is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Dobbins. The Florida Department of Health has a rich history that began in 1889. Major programs have been developed through the years that improve and protect the health of Floridians. Although the name and logo have changed, the mission and outcome of public health has continuously in uenced the quality of life in Florida that is still enjoyed today. Much of the success of the Department of Health is due to the long-standing county and state partnership. The Department has focused on building strategic working relationships with other agencies, organizations, healthcare professionals and community leaders. For 125 years, public health professionals have served the people of Florida through dedication and concern for families, children and communities. 125 Years of ServiceHendry and Glades counties celebrates 125 years of public health. Heroes named: Martha E. Valiant, MD, MPH and Joanne Vorhees, ARNP Martha E. Valiant Joanne Vorhees SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014Jr. Miss Hendry GirlsThe Jr. Miss Hendry County Pageant will take place on Monday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hendry County Fairgrounds in Clewiston Victoria Wheeler Vivian Haney Keelyn Sanchez Mckenzie Miller Lauryn Varnum Mariam Riveron Megan Pittman Tylyn Tarter Morgan Daniels Tiffany Dunham Caylin Dupree Zenyda Soriano Brooke Jarvis

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. … 12 p.m. Clewiston Fire Department 112 Commercio Street, ClewistonCall 239-343-5224 to schedule an appointment. Bilingual tting technicians will be available. Habrn tcnicos bilinges. For a schedule of all safety events and activities for children and families, visit our website at www.LeeMemorial.org/prevention/kohls.aspDid you know that nearly 73 percent of all car seats are installed incorrectly? More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly tted car seat and in the back seat. A correctly used car seat reduces child fatality risk by 71 percent.Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 239-343-5224 for more information and to book a time thats convenient for you.Protect Your Precious CargoCar Seat CheckupInspeccin de asientos de niosJoin Kohls Kids Safety Program and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida for a free car seat checkup. BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonMake a note on the calendar for the March 9 to 13 Big “O” Birding Festival. To request the updated schedule of events, bus/van trips, carpool events and keynote speakers send an email to bigbirdingfestival@gmail. com, call 863-675-0444 or visit the Clewiston or LaBelle Chambers of Commerce. From Feb. 14 to 17, bird watchers, students and volunteers from more than 100 countries will be participating in the 17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Anyone, anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the days of the count and enter their sightings at www.BirdCount.org. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will enter data for participants who don’t have internet access. Please contact Margaret England to request a copy of the tally sheet, which would need to be returned to Hendry-Glades Audubon before March 1.Egyptian GooseOne exotic bird species that is currently being seen in inland Florida is the Egyptian Goose. Egyptian Geese were rst reported in Florida in the 1060s. These geese, native to North Africa and Syria, are probably the most commonly seen exotic goose species in the wild in Florida. This exotic bird rarely breeds successfully in Florida, and most sightings are believed to be escapees. Egyptian Geese look like a cross between a duck and goose and have broad, round, chestnut-colored patches around yellow eyes that make them look as if they are wearing sunglasses. They have gray-tan to ruddy-brown backs, black tails and pink beaks, legs and feet. They can live up to 15 years in the wild and 35 years in zoos. Both sexes look alike, but the female is slightly smaller. Researchers identify males and females by their sound. Even though they are not very vocal, the males will make a raspy sound when they are stressed or during aggressive behavior. Females make a loud crackling sound, which sounds like, “honk-haah-haaah-haah.” These Geese prefer almost any wetland in open areas where they forage for a variety of vegetation, including grasses, stems, seeds, berries and leaves of plants. They occasionally eat insects and small animals. Egyptian Geese reach sexual maturity when they are two years old. These birds are very protective of their territory and nest. They usually breed in the spring or at the end of the dry season. The mated pair will nest alone in a variety of habitats, including dense vegetation on the ground, tree holes, or the vacated nests of other birds. Nest sites are usually not far from water. The nest is made of plant matter that is lined with down feathers where the female lays ve to 12 yellowish-white eggs. The eggs are incubated for 28 to 30 days with the young edging in about 70 days. The community is invited to participate in the upcoming birding trips on Feb. 15, 16 and 17 and March 8 and 9 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Birders and/or photographers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the STA5 Deer Fence Canal Trailhead. To make a reservation, please email Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or by phone at 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Inland Birding Fun: Egyptian Goose PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEEgyptian Goose Margaret England

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normally shown at the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, located in Naples. The Clewiston Museum partnered with Clewiston’s public schools to bring this educational exhibit to the students and the community. As part of the exhibit, three speakers will be presenting their personal stories of World War II and the Holocaust on Feb. 20 and 21. Two of the speakers will present their stories to Clewiston’s middle and high school students, while the third speaker, Hungarianborn Cesare Frustaci, will be presenting his story at the Clewiston Museum on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Inside the museum, the local effect of World War II is displayed through photographs, artifacts and informational plaques. Many residents of Clewiston -over 300 -were sent to war and sacri ced their lives in the ght for freedom. Other residents opened their homes to the British soldiers who were sent to the Clewiston area to become air cadets. Where Airglades Airport and Skydive Spaceland are now located, over 1,800 British soldiers were trained to y during the early years of the war. The area where they trained was known as Riddle Field. Most of the soldiers went on to y bombers once they graduated from the training program. The life expectancy of these soldiers was so low that most were anticipated to survive 10 missions at most. British soldiers weren’t the only foreign guests to the Clewiston area during the war. Not far from what is now Uncle Joe’s Fishcamp was a former German POW camp. A second POW camp was also set up just outside of Belle Glade, where the Everglades Research and Education Center is now located. The public is welcome to stop by the Clewiston Museum between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to learn more about World War II and how the young Clewiston community was involved and affected by the war. The boxcar is located outside the museum in the parking lot. Guest speaker Cesare Frustaci will be presenting his personal story about living in Hungary during World War II at the museum on Feb. 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 24 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 13, 2014 CorrectionThe Clewiston News would like to clarify that the shooting death of Rashel Jordan, which was reported on Feb. 6, occurred near the area of Harlem Gardens on Carolina Avenue, not on the Harlem Gardens’ property.CorrectionIn the article titled “Alleged Kidnapping Leads to Arrest,” which ran in the Feb. 6 edition of The Clewiston News on page 13, it stated that the victim noti ed the authorities, when it was in fact the hospital staff who noti ed authorities. Tiger Wrestlers Wrap Up Great Week Tiger Wrestler Joe Hernandez takes gold at JupiterThe Clewiston High School Tiger Wrestling team took second place at the Seminole Ridge Dual on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and took 10th place out of 28 teams at the John Reich Invitational at Jupiter High School. The Tigers won head to head duals against Lake Worth High School, Atlantic High School and Glades Central High School to take second place at the Seminole Ridge Duals. Clewiston was edged out by Seminole Ridge High school by two points in what turned out to be the rst place match on Jan. 22. Cristian Montes, Zeke Bryant, Matt Johnson, Michael Count, Jared Escorcia and Joe Hernandez went undefeated on the night with four victories each. Zeke Bryant earned the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler award, recording two pins and a decision to improve his record to 28-13. Janet Reyes, Oscar Matamoros and Matthew Vary each won three matches apiece. Other Tiger contributors were Bradley Bellew, who recorded his rst pin of the season on the night, and Josh Johnson. “It was a great night by everyone, great team outing that would be de nitely needed for the tough Jupiter Tournament that was just two days ahead,” said the coaches. The John Reich Invitational at Jupiter High School is yet another bruising two-day tournament, featuring plenty of tough competition from state championship teams that attend the tournament every year. Leading the Tiger wrestlers was Joe Hernandez, who pinned his way through the tournament, including the top-seeded wrestler in the nals, in just under two minutes. “Joe took fth as a freshman two years ago here. He knows what type of tournament this is and the caliber of wrestlers that are here, but the moment never got too big for him on Saturday, he dominated his weight class,” stated the coaches. Captain and team leader Matt Johnson turned in a great performance, winning four matches, including two pins en route to a fourth place nish. “Matt had a great weekend. He got into the bronze medal match by defeating an opponent who he lost to the day before,” said the coaches..Zeke Bryant also won four matches, including a pin and a major decision to place sixth in the tournament. “All the guys have been wrestling at a high level during the week and the momentum is great heading into the district tournament,” said the coaches. The Tigers will be preparing for the district tournament to be held at Lemon Bay High School on Feb. 1. Top four placers in each weight class will advance to the Regional tournament the following week. BOXCARContinued From Page 1 SUBMITTED PHOTOZeke Bryant, Joe Hernandez and Matt Johnson. OTHER RESIDENTS OPENED THEIR HOMES TO THE BRITISH SOLDIERS WHO WERE SENT TO THE CLEWISTON AREA TO BECOME AIR CADETS. THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THESE SOLDIERS WAS SO LOW THAT MOST WERE ANTICIPATED TO SURVIVE 10 MISSIONS AT MOST.

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2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions February 2014 Car s h ows popu l ar in Sout h F l ori d aAutomobiles are part of the American culture. For some, a car represents the freedom of the open road and the adventure of travel. For others, a classic car is a piece of history or a work of art. The American automobile culture includes car clubs— groups of individuals who gather to share their love of the automobile with other enthusiasts and host car shows. Car shows are popular in South Florida as area residents and visitors enjoy the mild winter climate while sharing their love of automobiles. Because of this, many area festivals now include car shows.Party Under the BridgeMOORE HAVEN—The Fifth Annual Party Under the Bridge, planned in Moore Haven on Feb. 15, will include a car show as well as motorcycle events. Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles Riders Group #4523, the event will take place at 101 Avenue J in Moore Haven. The event starts with ag raising at 11 a.m. Proceeds will bene t veterans. For more information, call 863-946-0017.South Central Florida Car Club ShowLABELLE—The South Central Florida Car Club Car Show will be held on Fort Thompson Avenue in downtown LaBelle from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of the Swamp Cabbage Festiv al. The show will feature classic American muscle cars and other noteworthy vehicles. The festival is free and lls the city’s waterfront Barron Park on North State Road 29 at the Caloosahatchee River. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.Blood, Sweat N’ GearzPALM BEACH GARDENS—Blood, Sweat N’ Gearz Blood Drive Show is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Amara Shriners Center, 3650 RCA Blvd., in Palm Beach Gardens. The show will include awards, tattoos, oneof-a-kind artwork, food and beverage, vendors, DJ Donnie, and live entertainment. Registration fee is $25 for the driver and guest, spectators are $10, or free with a blood donation. All military, re ghters, and police are admitted free with proper ID.Auto Show of the Palm BeachesWEST PALM BEACH—The Auto Show of the Palm Beaches is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Northwood University, and held on campus, 2600 North Military Trail, where manufacturers and dealers will unveil their latest makes and models. The various displays will be located throughout Northwood’s tropical 100-acre campus along with a variety of international food trucks and family activities. There’s no charge for visitors or spectators. For more information, call 561-681-7972.Silver Palms Classic Car ShowOKEECHOBEE—The Second Annual Silver Palms RV Resort Classic Car Show is set for Sunday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the resort, 4143 U.S. 441 S. in Okeechobee. There is no charge to enter and spectators will be admitted free. They will, however, collect donations for the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Class trophies will be given by year category as well as trophies for the best paint, best interior and people’s choice. Anyone who enters a car will be given a ticket for lunch. Everyone is invited to Courtesy photoThe rst Silver Palms Classic Car Show, held in 2013 (above), was such a success that it is now an annual event. This year's show will be March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Palms RV Resort, 4143 U.S. 441, in Okeechobee. Courtesy photo/ Eleni Marie WetzelThe Clewiston Sugar Festival hosts the Sugar Festival Rod Run, which is the annual fundraiser for the Big Lake Cruisers. This photo and cover photo were taken at the 2013 Sugar Festival by Eleni Marie Wetzel. come out and enjoy live entertainmen t and help raise money for a great cause. The First Silver Palms classic car featured 28 vintage classic cars from 1900 to 1975. This year they hope to attract more than 100 vehicles. For more information, call Butch at 304-743-1969, Butch or Jim at 209-601-2000.O.L. Raulerson BBQ, Car & Bike ShowOKEECHOBEE—The O.L. Raulerson Jr. Scholarship Fund BBQ Cook O and Airboat, Buggy, Truck, Car & Bike Sho w is planned for March 22, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, with entrance a t 4601 SR 710 in Okeechobee. Time: noon to 5 p.m. The show is open to cars, trucks, bikes, airboats, and buggies. It bene ts the Big O Scholarship Fund, and in addition to the BBQ cook o there will be several vehicle classes, and cash awards to the winners of each class. Registration opens at 7 a.m. An operational re extinguisher is required in each vehicle. Preregistration before March 7 is $15, day o f show is $20. For more information, call Noel at 863-634-0650.Sugar Festival Rod RunCLEWISTON—The Sugar Festival Rod Run is the annual fundraiser for the Big Lake Cruisers. Most of the proceeds fund a scholarship program at Clewiston High School. The next Sugar Festival is scheduled for April 12, 2014. Since the Sugar Festival Rod Run is not a car sho w but rather a rod run as stated, the even t is open to any classic, collectible, antique or unique automobile or truck. If you are proud of it and want to show it o it can be registered in the Rod Run. Individuals or clubs are welcome to participate in the Rod Run. If you are a member of a club and want to park together as a club unit, simply h ave a representative contact the Big Lake Cruisers with the number of parking spaces tha t you would like reserved. This needs to be done prior to the day of the event. The club will hold the spaces as long as possible, but if you h ave late arrivals o r stragglers, the club can not guarantee that they will get to park with their club. Participants are asked to arrive in the park at 8 a.m. or after. Prior to 8 a.m., is a very hectic time in the park with everyone trying to set up as well as o -loading supplies and equipment. As long as you get there before noon when registration closes, you will be eligible for a trophy. I f you arrive after noon, you will still h ave to pay a registration fee, but you will no t be eligible for any trophies. For more information on the Sugar Festival, go to www.facebook.com/SugarFestival.

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February 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 3 Va l entine’s Day activities planned at Seminole Casino BrightonBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION — Cupid will de nitely be the featured “performer” at Seminole Casino Brighton in February. On Friday, Feb. 14, ten (10) lucky Seminole Player’s Club Card guests will h ave the opportunity to walk away with $1,000 worth of love. Cardholders get one free swipe per day through the 14th. After collecting your winnings, Josiah’s Restaurant will be the place to be with your sweetheart. A special Valentine’s Day dinner for two comprised of a 10ounce Prime Rib with potato, honey-glazed carrots and chocolate dessert will be o ered for $19.95 from 3 to 10 p .m. A lobster tail could be added for $7.95 each. After absorbing Cupid’s best arrow shot, there’s Easy Money to be pocketed on Saturday, Feb. 15. Between 4 and 8 p.m., guests will h ave a r eally good shot at winning “Easy Money Progressive Cash.” Win your share of $2,500 in cash! “Party Bingo” will once again hit Seminole Casino Brighton on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Participants can enjoy dancing (with music provided by DJ Mike), glow products, games and giveaways. There will be a $10 door pack and up to $1,500 in cash prizes available. If motorcycles get your motor running, then you had better be at Seminole Casino Brighton on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. when a Harley-Davidson Trike is given away via a grand prize drawing. Earn entries all month for a chance to win the three-wheel bike that gives you comfort and con dence in unmistakable Harley-Davidson style. Everyone likes to “Break the Bank” occasionally. On each Tuesday in February, players can break Seminole Casino Brighton’s piggy bank by winning a share of $10,000 in cash and free play. One winner will be selected every hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. for a chance to earn their share of the casino’s bank. While February may be the shortest month of the year, it will clearly go out with a bang at Seminole Casino Brighton. On Friday, Feb. 28, the casino will o er “Happy Hour Hot Seats” where two lucky players every hour between 3 and 7 p.m. can win $500 in free play. And, before the calendar page turns to March, casino guests should wander over to the Cash Cage or call 800-360-9875 to purchase tickets to the John Anderson concert on Friday, March 14. Tickets are $35 each or $50 for two tickets to see the American country musician who has been performing for more than 30 years. Please contact the casino or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino. com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21-yearsold and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County, FL 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-3609875 or 863-467-9998. Courtesy photoA Harley-Davidson Trike will be given away via a grand prize drawing at Seminole Casino Brighton on Sunday, Feb. 23.

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4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions February 2014 Running of the BullsŽ5K Run/Walk Beneting the OHS Baseball Team Agri-Civic Center & Fairgrounds Saturday, Feburary 15 at 8:00 am Register by Contacting any OHS Baseball Player/ Coach or visiting one of the following locationsFastbreak Marathon Gas Station 1505 SR 78 West Everglades Pediatrics2029 US Hwy 441 Ne Hideaway Drive ru 3001 SW 3rd TerraceHead Coach: Eric Kindell (863) 634-9033 $25 per Single Runner $50 per Family of 4 or fewerReceive a Free T-Shirt the morning of the race!! Guest list growing for 2014 MegaConORLANDO — MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the southeastern U.S., has exciting guests planned for the 2014 show. MegaCon will take place March 21 -23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center Hall SB in the North/South Building in Orlando. Comics legend Stan Lee will be among the special guests at the convention. Karl Urban, one of the stars of the new Star Trek movies and Lord of the Rings and TV’s Almost Huma n, is also on the guest list. Con rmed comic book guests also include: J. Scott Campbell, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark W aid, Ron Marz, Greg Land, Michael Golden, Dennis Calero, George Prez, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, Karl Story, Renee Witterstaetter, Billy Tucci (20th anniversary of Shi) and Brian Pulido (15th anniversary of Lady Death), Nick Bradshaw, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Digger, Bart Sears, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike McKone, Frank Tieri, Mike Mayhew, Chuck Dixon and Skottie Young. Con rmed media guests will include: • Torchwood – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Eliza Dushku and James Marsters; • Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Laura Vandervoort and Aaron Ashmore; • Napolean Dynamite – John Heder; • Battlestar Galactica – Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Je erson and Anne Lockhart; • Star Wars – Peter Mayhew and Tom Kane; • Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson; • Star Trek and Big Bang Theory – Wil Wheaton; and, • Walking Dea d David Morrissey, Lauren Cohan and Stev en Yeun. Voice Actors will include: Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Quinton Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rich Horvitz, Vic Mignogna and Jennifer Hale. A new addition to MegaCon this year is the Friday evening Comos Dance Party for ages 18 and up. The party, planned from 9 to 11:30 p.m., will include a costume contest, drinks, dancing, a spectacular laser show and visuals by Empire Visuals; and entertainment by Nelson Flux and Evolv 3. The party will be hosted by Nick Wolfe. A dmission is $10. The Ghost of the Robot Band with James Marsters will perform on Saturday evening. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Other events include: • MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One; • RPG (Role Play Gaming); • LARP (Live Action Role Play); • Card and miniature gaming events; • Children’s events provided by the Ski ytown Heroes; • Speed Dating; • Anime events; belly dancing; • Indy Film Festival; • Movie trailers screening room; • Saturday evening dance; • Late night adult only dance; and, • Professional panel rooms. MegaCon sponsors include 101.1 WJRR, The am 740 Game, 104.1 Real Radio, Certi ed Guaranty Company, Central Florida Mensa and Students of the Unusual. The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates. Tickets are available online. Groups of 25 people are eligible for group discounts. See MegaCon’s ad on page 6 for more information! Courtesy photoWil Wheaton, right, was one of the guests at the 2013 MegaCon and will be back this year. Wheaton, an actor, blogger and writer, is known from his television roles in Star Trek, The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory and his lm roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers.

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February 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 5 Car clubs popular in Flori d aCar clubs are a way for car owners to get together and share a common interest. They may go on cruise-ins or meet for meals. Many clubs host an annual car show or go as a group to area shows. Many clubs raise money for a favorite charity. South Central Florida Car ClubLABELLE—The South Central Florida Car Club (SCFCC) was started in 2006. The idea of the club was a collaboration of Tom Corbitt and his son and a few others from the Hendry and Glades County area. The club has grown over the years. Members come from LaBelle, Moore Hav en, Lehigh, Alva, Ft. Myers, Clewiston and Cape Coral along with many part time residents. The club is a very diverse group of car enthusiasts. Members certainly run the gamut. Owners h ave rat rods, vintage, muscle car, foreign, classic, concept cars, trucks and new, modern, showroomfresh cars. Both men and women enjoy being involved in this club. There are no age limits for the group. Y ou don’t even have to own a car — all you have to do is like cars. CFCC meets the third Tuesday of each month from September through June, in Barron Park on State Road 29 N. in LaBelle. The park is tucked in alongside the Caloosahatchee River, near the base of the draw bridge. It is lled with many grand old live oaks. The club hosts what it calls Hot Rides & Hot Dogs in the Park from 5–8 p.m. They grill up some pretty great hot dogs, served with all kinds of xings, along with drinks, chips and usually some kind of sweets. Everyone is welcome to come out and join them under the covered pavilion. Bring your ride, bring a friend and enjoy a night of great food and conversation. For more information, call 863-6740128. MonarchsWEST PALM BEACH—The Monarchs are part of a club that started in Long Island, N.Y. It is open to all automobiles and has no dues ... just good car talk and fun. For more information, call 561-6359982.Big Lake CruisersCLEWISTON—The Big Lake Cruisers is a group of classic car enthusiasts who meet once a month to discuss any business and talk about cars. They host the annual Sugar Festival Rod Run, and donate most of the pro t from this event to local youth charities. The club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 708 East Alverdez Ave., Clewiston, Fla. The club hosts monthly Cruise-Ins on the rst Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sonny’s Barbecue on U.S. 27 in Clewiston. For more information, call club president Doug Cooper at 863-2280117, Florida Edsel Club FORT MYERS—The Florida Edsel Club was founded in 1990 with seven members, and has grown to about 70 members. For more information, contact The Robert Mayer, Event Chairman at 239-731-8027.Forever PontiacThe Florida chapter of Forever Pontiac, an online forum where members relive the good days of Pontiac, ask questions, compete in a Pontiac of the Month and enjoy the heritage that is Pontiac! The only requirement is that you live in Florida and own, or used to own a Pontiac! We do meets up and down all of Florida and attend car shows. Find them online at http://foreverpontiac.com/. Motorcycle racing available in areaFans of motorcycle racing can nd a variety of events in the Lake Okeechobee area. • The L-Cross facility, 27531 E. State Rd. 78, Okeechobee, o ers 1200 acres of wilderness with 10-miles of hare scramble routes. There is a motocross track and Pee-Wee track. The facility hosts other events such as mud bogs. For more information, call 863-7630569, or online go to Website: www.lcross.com. • Palm Beach International Raceway 17047 Beeline Hwy. Jupiter, was formerly known as Moroso. Palm Beach International Raceway has a 2.034-mile state-of-the-art road course featuring fast and challenging corners. PBIR o ers a full sportbike trackday schedule. For more information, call 561-622-1400 or go online to www.morosomotorsportspark.com. • Thunder MX Park 7543 N.E. 48th St., Okeechobee, has a 1.9 mile track. They also o er a Pee Wee track and trails throughout the park. For more information, call 863-634-2742 or go online to www.seminoletribemotocross.com/thunder.html.

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6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions February 2014 Motorcyclists enjoy area s h ows, ri d es an d gat h eringsHalf a million motorcyclists pour into Daytona Beach, Florida each year for Bike W eek, a ten-day event that includes motorcycle shows, concerts, stunt shows, v endor events and even a treasure hunt. This year’s Daytona Beach Bike Week is planned for March 7-14. (For more information online, see www.daytonachamber.com) You don’t have to brave the crowds of bike week to enjoy a motorcycle rally or show. There are plenty of events right here in the Big Lake area. Most of these events are fundraisers for local charities.Party Under t he BridgeMOORE HAVEN–Moore Haven will host the Fifth Annual Party Under the Bridge on Feb. 15. Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles Riders Group #4523, the event takes place at 101 Avenue J in Moore Haven. The fun starts at 11:00 am. and includes a ride-in bike show, bike games, music, games, food, 50/50 ra e and more. There is no charge to enter the bike show and awards will be given to winners. Proceeds will bene t veterans. For more information call 863-946-0017.Bike NightWEST PALM BEACH–On the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 10 p.m., Harley-Davidson of Palm Beach, 2955 45th St., West Palm Beach, hosts Bike Night. The next event is Thursday, Feb. 20, Bike Night, which bene ts area charities, features live concerts showcasing the area’s best local bands, as well as displays by area vendors. For more information, call 561-659-4131.Bike Fest OkeechobeeOKEECHOBEE–Bikefest Okeechobee, set for Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 14, will feature a motorcycle show and a classic, custom and antique car show. Bikefest activities will include chicken drop bingo, a slow ride, balloon toss, 50/50 drawings, poker runs and more. Vendors and exhibitors may call 863-634-6300. For more information online, go to www.bikefestokeechobee. com. Bikefest is sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509. The event will be at 4701 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E. in Okeechobee. Southwest Florida HOG and HarleyDavidson of Ft. Myers will host their 11th Annual Easter Bunny Toy Run on April 19, in Fort Myers, Florida. The ride starts at Harley-Davidson of Fort Myers, 2160 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Registration is from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Motorcycles go out at 11:45 a.m. The ride fee is $10 for the rider and $5 for a passenger. The ride fee includes a ride pin. Participants are also asked to bring a toy. The event also includes entertainment, food and door prizes. The escorted ride bene ts Galisano Children’s Hospital at Health Park. For more information, call 239590-0513.Ride Your Motorcycle to Work DayYou don’t have to go far to participate in Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day 2014 on the third Monday in June. This year it will be on June 16. Ride your motorcycle or scooter on this day to demonstrate the number of motorcyclists in your community; that motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life; that motorcyclists can reduce tra c and parking congestion in large cities; and, that motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation. The rst Ride to Work Day even t was proposed in Road Rider magazine in the Ma y 1992 issue. It caugh t on and became an annual event. Ride to Work is a 501 c4 nonpro t, all-volunteer e ort. Other motorcycle gatherings, rides and poke r runs are organize d throughout the year by local clubs and organizations. For updates, watch future editions o f Going Out, distributed monthly in the Okeechobee News, The Clewiston News, the Glades County Democrat and The Sun (in Belle Glade/ Pahokee/South Bay), and available online at Florida.Newszap.com. Photo courtesy D4 Sports

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February 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 7 PERFORMING A RTS Plays, concerts, d ancing & more... “Lend Me a Tenor”LABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N Bridge St, LaBelle, will present “Lend Me A Tenor” on Feb. 21, 22, 28 an d March 1, at 7 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 2 at 2 p.m. This musical comedy includes mistaken identities and unexpected romance. It’s 1934, and the world’s greatest teno r Tito Merelli has come to Cleveland, Ohio, to s ave its Gr and Opera Company by singing Otello. When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, Max, the Oper a Director’s meek assistant, is given the daunting task of nding a last-minute replacement. Chaos ensues — including a scheming soprano, a tenor-struc k ingnue, a jealous wife and the Cleveland Police department. For tickets, go online to http://www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com. For more information, call 863-675-3066.“Send Me No Flowers”OKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Community Theatre will present “Send Me No Flowers,” March 7, 8, 14 and 15, at 8 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. m atinee on March 15. In the comedy, a model husband mistakenly learns that he has but weeks to live, and sets out to nd a suitable second spouse for his wife. Everything goes wrong from there. This Broadway hit became a cherished Doris Day-Rock Hudson lm. It’s pure fun from start to nish. OCT performances are held in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditorium, on Southwest Second Avenue at Southwest Seventh Street in Okeechobee (behind Golden Corral Restaurant). For ticket information, go online to www.okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com.The Valerie Tyson Band in concertBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present a free concert by the Valerie Tyson Band on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. With a line-up that features all styles of music from the 50s to today’s top 40 radio hits, there’s sure to be something for everyone with the Valerie Tyson Band! The band has appeared in concert with Earth, Wind, and Fire, Al Green, Spyro Gyra, and Al Jarreau. Food trucks will serve from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Bring you own chair or blanket and enjoy! No coolers or alcohol permitted.“I Wish for All Time”BELLE GLADE—“I Wish for All Time: Celebrating the Genius of Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder” featuring M-Pact with special guest Duwende will be presented Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson are two of the greatest names in pop music. Their unique vocal qualities would take ten voices to recreate — so that’s exactly what will happen when M-Pact and special guest Duwende take to the stage. Two of the hottest acts in New York’s a cappella scene will join forces to pay tribute to two men who left their indelible marks on both American music and American culture — and they’ll do it without a single string, key or drumstick. Purchase tickets online at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/dollyhand/or by phone at 561-993-1160.“A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement”BELLE GLADE—The Church Basement Ladies return to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, in “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. They’re cookin’ again at East Cornucopia Lutheran! It’s 1960, and a reformation is underway. Beverly’s getting her rst high heels, Mrs. Engelson’s getting her drivers license. Through it all, these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships. With more great new songs and more lessons reluctantly learned, the Church Basement Ladies are at it again in their new musical comedy. Before the play, a covered dish dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sample all of your favorites at this traditional covered dish dinner which will feature food prepared by the nest cooks in the Glades!Rhythm of the DanceBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, will present Rhythm of the Dance on Tues day, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all areas of Irish life, including the Celt ic Sopranos and a seanos dancer. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using the traditional and modern arts of dance (ballet, modern dance, jazz) and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining tradition al Irish dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show.

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ARTS A LA CARTE! 2013-2014 SEASON Serving Entertainment For All Tastes! 1977 COLLEGE DRIVE BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 Rhythm of the Dance Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 pm The Doo-Wah Riders Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 pm Auditions for Rapunzel are on Monday, May 12 at 4:00 pm at the Dolly Hand. Auditions are open to students grades K5-12 No preparation is necessary!RapunzelSaturday, May 17, 2014 at 11 am & 7 pmSOLD OUT! 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions February 2014 Area special events... B a t t l e o f O k e e c h o b e e R e E n a c t m e n t Battle of Okeechobee Re-EnactmentOKEECHOBEE — The Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment and Festival, set for Feb. 21, 22 and 23, commemorates the largest and ercest battle of the Second Seminole War. The original battle was fought Christmas Day, 1837. Part of the original battleground has been preserved as a state park on 3500 S.E. 38th Ave. (o U.S. Highway 441 S.E.) in Okeechobee. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Re-enactments are at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to re-enactments of the battle, the two-day festival will include alligator wrestling, a living history camp, artisans, Seminole arts, horse rides for the kids and folk music. Entry is $10 per car. For more information online, visit OkeechobeeBattle eld.com, or call 863-763-2121.Hendry County FairCLEWISTON — The Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show celebrates local agriculture. The event features a parade, livestock show and midway entertainment. The activities also include a beauty pageant and exhibits. The fair will be held this year from Feb. 14-22 in Clewiston. For more information, please call 863983-9282 or go online to www.hendrycountyfair.com.Brighton Seminole Field DayBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION — The 76th Brighton Seminole Field Day & Rodeo, set for Feb. 13-16, originated in 1938 as a day of sporting events and arts and crafts competitions for members of the Seminole Tribe. Over the years, the event evolved into a festival that is open to the public and showcases Seminole and other Native American arts, crafts, dances and traditions. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to the general public. The festival weekend also includes a rodeo and XTreme Bull Riding. On Saturday, gates open at 9 a.m. and the rodeo starts at 3 p.m.; on Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and XTreme Bullriding starts at 3 p.m. The festival grounds are next to the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena, o State Road 721, in Glades County. For more information, call 863-467-6039 or go online to www.REZRODEO.com.Swamp Cabbage FestivalLABELLE — The 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival is set for Feb. 21-23. The festival is LaBelle’s home in LaBelle. The town goes a little wild with a huge parade beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by two days of great entertainment, booths of unique items for sale and, of course, great food. Look for the boiled swamp cabbage, raw swamp cabbage salad and swamp cabbage fritters. If you h ave an adventurous palate, you can also nd gator meat and other special treats. Saturday begins with a 5K Swamp Stomp run along a lovely route with glimpses of the Caloosahatchee River. The Swamp Cabbage Festival has something for everyone including a bike show, car show, and kiddie rides. On Sunday morning you can take part in nondenominational worship at Barron Park, with entertainment and festivities picking back up again after noon. There is also a shing tournament and a rodeo. Check out more information at swampcabbagefestival.org.Spring Fling in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE— On Saturday, March 1, the Spring Fling Festival in the Woods will be held at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy buggy rides, live music, arts and crafts, food vendors and a cake walk. Entrance is $1. For more information, see the ad on page 5.