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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsAn informal meeting organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held last week in Clewiston has sent local of cials into a frenzy trying to rally support from other lake communities, counties and the state to curb the increases in mandated ood insurance. A representative from FEMA called the meeting a "resilience meeting," and said the goal was to bring together local of cials and FEMA to look at BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA Clewiston farm has partnered with BJ's Wholesale Club to provide fresh, local produce to Florida consumers. C&C Agricultural Farms, a 300acre operation in Clewiston, joined BJ's to provide fresh and local cucumbers, squash and bell peppers to stores in Florida as part of BJ's Farm FEMA Meeting Provokes New Controversy Of cials ght back against rate hikes; possible tenfold increase in ood insurance rate hikes Local Farm Sells Produce to BJ’s StoresC&C Agricultural Farms joins Farm to Club Program providing produce at Fl locationsTHURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014 VOL. 88 NUMBER 23 50¢ U.S. S C CMS F P P F G C T K A P SEE FEMA 3 SEE FARM 11 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZAdele Thomas: full story page 8. PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZOpal Royal Hancock: full story page 8. Birthday Girls of June SUBMITTED PHOTOOn the last day of summer camp, kids enjoyed a lesson in public safety from Clewiston’s re ghters. Public Safety Day at Clewiston Recreation Summer Camp

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 2

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The following news items have been submitted by the community. If you would like to have your news items printed, please send information to cndesk@ newszap.com.Recruiting Substitute Bus DriversHendry County School District is recruiting substitute bus drivers. Training Classes will be held July 28 through August 7 from at 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the LaBelle Bus Compound (4040 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935). Applicants are required to have their CDL driving permit before the rst day of class. Anyone interested should contact the LaBelle Transportation Dept. at 863-674-4115 or the Clewiston Transportation Dept. at 863-983-1516 to register by July 18.Blood DriveThere will be a Blood drive on July 3 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Save-a-Lot parking lot in Clewiston. All donors will receive two movie tickets, a Buddy's $50 rental card, a Lion County Safari $8 coupon and more.Mini Health FairMini Health Fair: Clewiston Senior Center, Monday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. Next to the John Boy Auditorium, Clewiston Florida 33440. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION ways to mitigate ooding in the city. In the days following the meeting, however, Clewiston's mayor, city manager, city engineer and city attorney got together to appeal to of cials in the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee, as well as state and U.S. representatives and senators, to ght against the insurance rate hikes that Clewiston's Mayor Phillip Roland says would be detrimental to the community. "If this thing really comes to pass, there's a possibility that the city of Clewiston's ood insurance could go up -hell, I don't even know -1,000 percent? It could be increased by 10 times what it is now. ... We're a depressed area, with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, and we just don't need something like this in the city of Clewiston," said Mayor Roland. The rate increases for ood insurance became a hot topic last fall, as FEMA redrew ood maps across the country and de ned "high risk" areas where residents would be required to purchase ood insurance if they have a federally backed mortgage. The city of Clewiston is facing such extreme ood insurance rate hikes due in part to the security of the dike. "The real thing now is that the Corps won't certify the dike that it won't be breached," said Mayor Roland, speaking about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is in charge of certifying the dike for accreditation. In an interview last September with John Campbell, public relations supervisor for the Army Corps Jacksonville District, Campbell said the Corps "does not have engineers that will certify that the dike will not fail with a 21-foot lake level for a one-percent event." A one-percent event being a ood that has a one-percent chance of occurring in a given year. The rhetoric seems not to have changed in the last nine months, but Mayor Roland believes the city of Clewiston, as well as other communities surrounding the lake, would not ood the way they have in years past. "My contention is that we haven't been ooded since 1947, and that's when we had the hurricane that had the whole southern part of Florida under water. That kind of hurricane could hit us today and we wouldn't be under water. We might have wet feet for a day or so, but we wouldn't be under four feet of water. The ooding had nothing to do with the dike. It had to do with rainfall and the fact that we didn't have the capability to drain the town as we do now," said Mayor Roland. Apart from modern-day drainage systems and the onset of large-scale agriculture in the area, which Mayor Roland said also attributes to the inability for the area to ood like it did in the past, Mayor Roland also said the lake level will never reach 21-feet -the level the Corps used when determining to certify the dike or not. "That lake won't go to 21 feet. The Corps of Engineers won't let that happen. It's a misnomer to gure a 21-foot lake, and that's what I told FEMA and they agreed with me!" said Mayor Roland. So as FEMA continues to educate of cials and residents on the consequences of the new ood maps and discusses ways to mitigate ooding in certain areas, Clewiston's top of cials are working on a resolution to send to the cities surrounding the lake, as well as the state legislature, to ght the insurance rate hikes that face the residents of Clewiston. "I really don't know what the outcome is going to be. But we're going to ght for the city of Clewiston and I hope that we get support," said the Mayor. FEMAContinued From Page 1 IF THIS THING REALLY COMES TO PASS, THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THAT THE CITY OF CLEWISTON’S FLOOD INSURANCE COULD GO UP -HELL, I DON’T EVEN KNOW -1,000 PERCENT? IT COULD BE IN-CREASED BY 10 TIMES WHAT IT IS NOW...MAYOR PHILLIP ROLAND

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe King Rail is found across the eastern half of North America from the Atlantic coast to the Great Plains and from the Gulf of Mexico to southern Canada. Its breeding range is largely restricted to the coastal plain from Texas through the lower Mississippi River Valley and all of Florida. It can also be found close the Atlantic coastline north to New Jersey. John James Audubon called the Kind Rail “Elegant Rails,” while Illinois farmers nicknamed it the “stage driver,” because of its “chckchck” call, which reminded them of a rider urging on horses. This secretive bird is more often heard than seen. They are the largest rail found in North America. These slender birds are about 15 inches long, with a 20-inch wingspan, and weigh about 13 ounces. King Rails have a small head and neck, hefty bill, sturdy legs and large feet with un-webbed toes. They look like a large chicken or large shorebird. Their neck and belly are rusty brown and contrast with the black and white barring in the sides. The upper parts are dark brown streaked with yellow. A rusty brown strip runs from the bill over the grown and down the nape of its gray face. Its plumage is rust-colored, unlike the gray or brown Clapper Rail. King Rails prefer living in extensive wetlands with shallow water and a variety of plant species, such as grasses, cattails, sedges and millet. These marsh birds prefer fresh water, but can also be found in brackish or tidal wetlands where they forage for aquatic animals and insects, and occasionally small mammals and acorns. During fall and winter, they eat more aquatic plant seeds, including millet and rice. In Florida, King Rails lay eggs as early as January, but most are laid between February and June. They form monogamous pairs who will defend their territory from other rails. The male will present its mate with food during courtship. Both sexes construct the grassy nest that is usually located in the center of a marsh. It is hidden in dense grasses and sedges and is elevated about damp ground or shallow water. Their young need drier areas for foraging. The pair incubates 10 to 12 light, yellowish eggs marked with small brown spots for 21 to 23 days. The young are dependent on their parents for food for the next nine weeks and usually edge at about 63 days of age.InformationIf you would like to participate in a bird trip to STA-5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) email Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com. Include your name and contact information, including an emergency cell number, the date you would like to attend and the number of participants in your party. You may also leave this information at 863-674-0695 or 863-5170202. For a schedule of STA5 trips through December 2015, visit the HGAS website at: www. hendrygladesaudubon.org. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and our local safety partners remind motorists and students to take extra traf c safety precautions this summer. During the summer, children are at increased risk of transportation-related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle crashes. FDOT offers these tips for making summer safer for everyone.Tips for MotoristsSlow down and obey all traf c laws, speed limits and traf c signals. Keep an eye out for children walking or bicycling in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert for children playing and for those who may dart into the street without looking for traf c. When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch for children walking, biking, skating or skateboarding.Tips for ParentsBe a good role model. Always buckle up, always wear a helmet when biking, and always follow pedestrian safety rules. Supervise young children when they are walking, biking or skating. Provide your children with bright clothing so motorists can easily see them. Make sure your child is properly buckled into the appropriate child safety seat in the back seat. Safety experts advise that all children under the age of 13 should ride in the back seat. Make sure your teen driver understands and obeys all state traf c laws.Tips for Youngsters Always buckle up when riding in a car. Ride in the back seat, it’s the safest place for young people. Always wear a helmet and follow traf c safety rules when riding your bike. Learn and practice safety rules for pedestrians. It’s extremely important for you to use the sidewalk where available, look left-right-left when crossing the road and always walk facing traf c. Always cross at crosswalks, obey all traf c signs and traf c lights. Teen drivers should avoid speeding and minimize distractions (texting, talking on cell phones, eating, adjusting the radio) while driving. Never overload your vehicle. Require everyone riding with you to use safety belts. Teen drivers should be good role models for younger brothers, sisters and friends, and should help them learn and follow traf c safety rules. SPAYS & NEUTERS 1/2 PRICE BOARDING LOW COST VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYCASH PAYMENTS ONLY!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. SUMMER SPECIAL! Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 4 Inland Birding: King Rail School’s Out Traf c SafetyPublic schools closed for the summer PHOTO/ LARRY FROGGEKing Rail

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PRIMARY ELECTION Books CloseREGISTER TO VOTE: For the August 26, 2014, Primary Election at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce, LaBelle Courthouse, the Clewiston Of“ce, any Drivers License Of“ce, Public Assistance Of“ce and all Public Libraries. The Voter Registration Books close on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ELECCI"N DE PRIMARIA Libros Se Cierran REGISTRESE para VOTAR: Para las Eleciones Primarias el 26 de Agosto, 2014, en la O“cina de Elecciones, en el Edi“cio de la Corte en LaBelle, y la o“cina de Clewiston, y en la O“cina de licencia, O“cinas de Assistencias Publicas y Bibliotecas Publica. Los libros de registracion se sierra el Lunes, 28 de Julio, 2014 a las 5:00 p.m. Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida F.S. 97.055 July 3, 2014Sunglass ExtravaganzaHot Savings at our Summer Sunglass Sale! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761New styles released for SummerJune 30th July 3rdSavings up to 50% on all in stock sunglasses 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 18.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 3.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 17.7 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Just in time for the July 4 weekend, it appears the national average has hit a new 2014 high in the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The good news is that we’re seeing signs that the peak price we hit last week is starting to unwind, but with July 4 just days away, motorists shouldn’t be expecting any big retreats in price before the weekend. The situation in Iraq has cooled, and if the situation remains calm and hurricane season continues to be a non-story, motorists will continue to see a slow decline in prices. But while the situation is slowly turning around and prices declining, it will still be the most expensive July 4 at the pump since 2008,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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BY ANNE COFFEYIf you could eavesdrop on casual conversations here in Glades County or Hendry County, you would note that the main topic usually turns to the lack of job opportunities. If you attended a community luncheon at the Moore Haven Correctional Facility a few days ago you would have heard one of the guests say that there is an entire group of enthusiastic, hard-working people just waiting to help you. Yes, thanks to the Southwest Florida Workforce Development program, also known as Career Source, training, counseling, and resources are available right down the road in Clewiston. These services, available in ve Southwest Florida counties, are open to individuals and businesses. In fact, Career Source is number one in the state for job placements. The leader of this determined group of trainers is Joe Paterno, executive director, who has spent over 38 years in the eld of providing jobs and lifetime careers for all sorts of individuals. He has been the perfect person for this more-thanchallenging job, since he is an eternal optimist and always smiling, and has withstood the nancial ups and downs of this unusual state, where tourism is revered above all, and sugarcane, cattle and citrus are second in the money game. He has dealt with every type of person you can imagine that has gravitated to this land of sunlight, beaches and unlimited employment they hope. Now, there is a small catch to the availability of these opportunities. You must want to work, you must follow advice, directions and have a lot of determination. Mr. Paterno has proven that the above criteria can and will create excellent workers. Many of his staff have been in these of ces nearly as long as Mr. Paterno. One successful story is that of Becky Meeler, a career development counselor who has been with the group for over 30 years. Fellow workers said she is as kind and as open-minded today as she was back then as a student. Suset Cunningham, interim supervisor for Immokalee, LaBelle and Clewiston, says her reward for doing the job she loves is helping those in need. "We want to help companies and we work hard to shorten the time between training applicants for them and putting them on the job. Many are migrants and when they come in they are very needy," she said. "It is not discouraging. We want to help and we do. The unemployment numbers are lessening." Ms. Cunningham said that the newest training involves science technology and math programs. Much of this can be had at the Immokalee Technology Center. An extended list of technology training is available throughout the ve counties. Computer skills can also be learned and are helpful for those who never used computers in school. Your rst action as a person needing a job in this area, or an existing or new company needing special training for employees, would be to contact the Career Source Center located in Clewiston. You do not, however, need an appointment and they have more than adequate staff to help you. One person receives the same training and help as an existing or new business. The applicants do not need to limit themselves to past jobs. They will help you update your resume, learn about new job training skills, tell you how to utilize your current or past job skills, and in some cases provide transportation. The slowest time for the of ces is summer, so this may be the most opportune time to apply. Another vital suggestion Dress neatly, wear clean clothes, wear a tidy hairstyle, and wear a big, beautiful smile. Think carefully before you answer questions. Don't reek of cigarette smoke. Yes, you are probably worried beyond description if you are an unemployed parent or caretaker. But remember, these folks are there to help you. They want to help you. They will follow through if you do the same. Five counties are pro ting from these convenient and necessary services: Glades, Hendry, Lee, Charlotte and Collier, with of ces in Clewiston, Fort Myers, Immokalee, LaBelle and Naples. Nearby Highlands County is served by Heartland Services. Southwest Florida Workforce Development Career Source One Stop Center: 215 South Francisco Street, Clewiston, FL, 33440; 863-9836138. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart recognized, on June 26, school districts in Southwest Florida for improved student performance on state assessments in reading, mathematics and science. "I applaud teachers and school leaders for their focus on increasing student academic performance," said Commissioner Stewart. "As we transition to new standards and assessments next year, I am con dent students will continue to succeed." Collier County improved from 2013 in four of the seven assessment areas. Students in eighth grade went up by four percentage points in science while sixth through eighth grade students improved two percentage points in reading. Glades County students increased in four of the seven assessment areas from 2013. Eighth graders jumped 18 percentage points in science, while students in grades six through eight improved 12 percentage points in math and six percentage points in reading. Hardee County improved in ve of the seven assessment areas announced today, including a seven-percentage-point jump in grades three through ve in math, and a four-percentagepoint increase in fth grade science. Hendry County bettered its test scores from 2013 in four of the seven assessment areas. Eighth grade students improved seven percentage points in science and sixth through eighth graders increased by two percentage points in reading. Lee County also improved in four of the seven assessment areas from 2013, led by third through fth grade students gaining two percentage points in math. Overall, statewide student achievement improved in most of the assessment areas. Compared to last year, students improved in reading by one percentage point in grades four, ve, six, eight and 10. In math, students improved by two percentage points in grade four and one percentage point in grades ve, six and seven. For science, students across the state improved two percentage points in grade eight and one percentage point in grade ve. Next year, a new assessment based on the Florida Standards will replace the FCAT 2.0. The Florida Standards for mathematics and English language arts stress a broader approach for student learning, including an increased emphasis on analytical thinking. With the new and more rigorous standards, a new assessment was needed to measure student progress. Florida's recent academic gains have received national attention. The Sunshine State jumped from 11th to sixth in the nation for educational quality in 2013. Florida has the highest graduation rate in the nation for Hispanic students. In the past decade, the number of Florida graduates participating in AP courses has more than doubled, and the number of low-income graduates taking AP courses has increased tenfold. And Florida's graduation rate is 75.6 percent for 2012/13 -an increase of 1.1 percentage points over the prior year and up ve percentage points since 2010/11. The 2014 FCAT 2.0 Reading, Mathematics and Science results are available at 2014 Statewide Assessment Scores. For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www. doe.org. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 6 Southwest Florida School Districts Improve Student Performance on FCAT Reading, Mathematics and Science Local Jobs are Available A BUSINESS ABSOLUTELY DEVOTED TO SERVICE WILL HAVE ONLY ONE WORRY ABOUT PROFITS. THEY WILL BE EMBARRASSINGLY LARGE. HENRY FORD

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Orville Rhoads Davis, 84CHATSWORTH, GA — Orville Rhoads Davis of Chatsworth, GA, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. Mr. Davis was born March 3, 1930, in Miami, FL, to Nettie Elizabeth (Bishop) and John Neely Davis. He retired from the Georgia Department of Labor as a safety engineer. He was of the Assembly of God Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Neely Davis. Survivors include his companion, Mary Nell Calfee, of Lufkin, Texas, and her family; his children, Elaine Davis Watt and husband Kelby of Ocala, FL, Orville R. Davis, III of New York; grandchildren, Kayla Davis Onufer, Cynthia Davis Satterwhite, Jason Dakota Davis and Meredith Sabra Davis; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Shirley Davis Longobardo of California. A Graveside service was held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 am, at the Felda Cemetery, In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church c/o Randall T. Parrish, Jr., 100 N. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 for upkeep of Felda Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelleRebecca ‘Becky’ W. Hendry, 72MOORE HAVEN — Rebecca “Becky” W. Hendry passed away on June 25th, 2014. She was born in Tampa, Florida on April 27th, 1941 to the late Johnny Wooten and the late Eldora Walker Wooten. She married Smiley Hendry on September 15th, 1960. Ruby I. Dixon, 93CLEWISTON — Ruby I. Dixon wife of the late Clarence Dixon transitioned from labor to reward at the Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston, FL. Mother Dixon was a devoted servant of the Pentecostal Faith Cathedral Church. Ms. Ruby, as she was affectionately known to many was employed by Shawnee Farms for more than seventy years plus. She leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Leonard (Adrian) of Woodhaven, MI and Freddie of Belle Glade, FL; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family hour viewing will be held at the Reddick Funeral Home Thursday July 3, 2014 between 5:00 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Moore Haven Elementary School, 401 NW Terrier Pride Drive, Moore Haven, FL., Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 11:00 am. Samuel ‘Sam’ Laulas Lang, Jr, 92Samuel “Sam” Laulas Lang, Jr, passed away peacefully after being surrounded and loved by his family and friends on June 28, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Sam was born on April 19, 1922 in Newport News, Virginia to Samuel Laulas Lang, Sr. and Alma Jenkins Lang. He had two siblings, Harold and James Lang. Sam met Ethelyn Dale Murphy and they were married on May 31, 1942 in Moore Haven, Florida, and resided in Clewiston. Ethelyn preceded Sam in death on April 2, 1988. He later married Nellie Louise Hoffman Stiles on November 9, 1991 in Clewiston, Florida where they resided. Louise preceded Sam in death on June 6, 2002. He began his career with United States Sugar Corporation in 1941. Shortly after in 1942, he was called away to serve in the Army during WWII. While in the Army, his travels took him to England, France, and Germany, ending his tour of duty in 1945 in New York City. Upon his arrival home, he continued his career with United States Sugar Corporation until his retirement as Assistance Treasurer in 1987 after 46 years of service. He served with the Clewiston Volunteer Fire Department until his retirement after 25 years. Sam was a founding member of the Assembly of God Church where he remained a member until his passing. He supported various charities, and had a strong love for his family and community. He will always be remembered for his kind heart, warm and compassionate spirit and bright smile, that will remain in the hearts of those around him forever. Sam’s gentleness, kindness, patience and nonjudgmental love for everyone he came in contact with will never be forgotten. His family’s lives are immeasurably better because of him. He was preceded in death by his parents; Samuel and Alma Lang, and siblings Harold and James Lang. His children, Samuel Laulas Lang, III, Dale L. McDuf e, and Lafoye Sweat. He is survived by three grandchildren Kenneth W. McDuf e (Dusty), Robin “Nikki” Wiseman (Marion), Justin Kunzelman (Allegra). Great grandchildren Landon Avery McDuf e, Clayton Dale Wiseman, Samuel Lawrence McDuf e, and Nicholas William McDuf e. He is also survived by his two sons-in-law; James Sweat and Jimmy McDuf e, and one daughter-in-law; Esperanza Lang. A visitation was held at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.. The funeral was held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Evangel Assembly of God Church also in Clewiston. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences to the family at www.akin-davis.com Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston is in charge of the arrangements. Obituaries 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014Obituaries should be submitted by sending an email to obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com.Becky, Smiley and Smiley, Jr fought for 13 years to keep Fisheating Creek open to the public, winning the battle on June 2, 1997. Becky is survived by her husband of 54 years; Smiley Hendry. Three children; Donna Maddox, Tina Green, and Smiley Hendry, Jr. Two grandchildren; Clarissa and Joel Hendry and ve great grandchildren; Sebastian and Anyah Lopez and Bristal, Jalynn and Audrey Hendry. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Ortona Cemetery, where Pastor Frank Woodham of ciated. Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 8 Clewiston’s biggest fan celebrates birthday with community in JuneBY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsClewiston’s leading lady, Opal Royal Hancock, turned 95 this week and celebrated with an informal meet and greet at the Clewiston Inn on June 29. Members of the community were welcome to join Ms. Hancock at the Inn’s Sugar and Spice Room for a glass of wine and a trip down memory lane. Ms. Hancock was born in Moultrie, Georgia on June 30, 1919 to Charlie and Zollie Royal. The youngest of nine children, Ms. Hancock grew up on her family’s farm before meeting the love of her life, Cluie Hancock. Cluie and Opal were married on Sept. 28, 1940 and moved to Clewiston to start their new life together. Ms. Hancock has devoted her life to her husband, her family and to the city of Clewiston. Known to many in the community as the informal ambassador for U.S. Sugar Corp., as well as the city of Clewiston and county of Hendry, Ms. Hancock has received approximately 40 awards in her lifetime from various organizations for her philanthropy. Opal Hancock Turns 95 Surprised with birthday party lunch at St. Martin’s EpiscopalBY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsDescribed by her son as a feisty woman whose creativity cannot be underestimated, Adele Thomas was the picture of health and longevity as she celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, June 29 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Clewiston. Church members gathered after the Sunday morning service to celebrate Ms. Thomas’ 100 years on earth with a delicious spread of Southern cooking and a beautiful cake made by a local resident. As a newly inducted centenarian, Ms. Thomas is as ery as ever and attributes her long life to not smoking, not drinking and only having one husband. “After I married my husband, I said, ‘No more men,’” said Ms. Thomas, as she spoke with The Clewiston News at her birthday party. It seemed, however, that God had different plans for Ms. Thomas: six years after she married her husband she gave birth to her rst son, Samuel. Not long after Samuel was born, Ms. Thomas gave birth to her second son, David, and nally, her third son, Richard. Ms. Thomas spoke candidly about her reaction to the birth of her last son. “I cried for three days after David was born. My mother came to the hospital and told me to straighten up, that I had a beautiful, healthy baby boy. But I wanted a girl. I didn’t even have a name picked out for him. My mother told me she had a name for him and she did, Richard Harris Thomas,” she said. It seems, though, that Ms. Thomas wasn’t the only family member weary of boys and new babies. When Samuel rst held his new baby brother, David, he told his mother, “I don’t want to hold it. Take it back where you got it.” Despite the hiccups and bumps in the road that come naturally over the course of any family’s life, the Thomases grew together and prospered together. As the matriarch, Ms. Thomas was indeed a spirited woman. In a welcoming speech given at the start of her birthday party, Rev. Sam Thomas recalled memories about his mother, including the time she gave away her bed on a whim. “I told my mother I wanted a double bed,” said Rev. Thomas, “and my mother told me I could have hers. So we loaded it onto a truck and I drove away with the bed. My father must have been surprised when he got home and realized he no longer had a bed.” But even before Ms. Thomas was married, her life was never short on excitement. As a young girl, she and her sister would climb into their family’s four-seater and sit atop the back seat, which was replaced with crates that contained the bootleg Aunt Olga made on the farm during Prohibition, the idea being that no one would bother the “French Dolls” sitting so prettily in the backseat. Ms. Thomas’ family immigrated to the United States from France. Ms. Thomas said she was sent home repeatedly from public school for mixing up English and French words in class. Ms. Thomas has since been back to France, taken by her son, Sam, to visit family and to nally see the Eiffel Tower. Having lived such a long life, Ms. Thomas said she has many memories but “nothing special” sticks out in her mind, necessarily. “I’ve had many memories. Good ones and bad ones. They go together,” she said. Ms. Thomas also feels she has accomplished everything she would have liked to accomplish before reaching 100 years. “I’m never idle,” said Ms. Thomas, before leaning in close to add, “though sometimes my hands are numb when I wake up in the morning. I have bad circulation.” Waking up on June 29 as a 100-year-old woman, Ms. Thomas didn’t notice a difference between 99 and 100. When asked if it felt any different, Ms. Thomas responded, “Of course not! What would make it different? The only thing that would make it different would be to get a dog. ... I wanted a German Sheppard puppy for my birthday, but Sam said no because I can barely take care of myself, let alone a dog. But I’ll take care of it, what the heck.” Adele Thomas Celebrates 100 Years, becomes Clewiston’s Newest Centenarian

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9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 U.S. SUGAR CORP.U.S. Sugar contributed $1,000 to Clewiston Middle School’s Football Program to assist with the cost of new helmets, uniforms and equipment. “These student athletes are working hard to represent their school and their community, and U.S. Sugar is proud to partner with Clewiston Middle School and its football program to help provide the necessary equipment for the team,” said Judy Sanchez, senior director of corporate communications and public affairs. “We greatly appreciate U.S. Sugar’s support and their investment in our kids,” said Clewiston Middle School Head Football Coach Jack Garrett. Garrett said there are 40 young men participating in the football program this year, and that the coaches, players and their families are excited about the upcoming football season. The new football program is geared at better preparing its young players for the transition to higher levels of competition. U.S. Sugar Contribution to CMS Football Program SUBMITTED PHOTOBack row: Judy Sanchez, Coach Jack Garrett, Ja’Markis Weston, Jose Carbajal, Sergio Rodriguez and Gabrielle Rico. Front row: Wi sam Ramadan, Tyler Williams, Jamar Curry and Christopher Vanegas. U.S. SUGAR IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH CLEWISTON MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ITS FOOT-BALL PROGRAM TO HELP PROVIDE THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR THE TEAM...JUDY SANCHEZ

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General Maintenance MechanicBelle Glade, FL $14.39/Hr + Differential 10:30pm to 7:30am, Monday Friday Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Valid FLA Driver’s Lic & PBC Risk Mngmnt Dept driving history approval prior to appt. Required to pass a CJIS background ck & PBC Sheriff’s Of ce background ck prior to appt. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description & to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2014. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) MECHANICS/HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $23.34 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment. Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. Email your resume or Apply OnlineJdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Hunter Check Station Operator FWC is hiring for a seasonal hunter check station operator to start mid August. FridaySunday at Fisheating Creek WMA in Glades County.Must be able to write legibly, record data & collect biological samples from dead animals. HS diploma/GED required. Contact Pat Lloyd (863) 946-1194 for more info. HELP WANTED A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking for Experienced Mechanics as well as General Labor for our Cattle Department (experience preferred). You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Detail Oriented, Bilingual Of ce Clerk Needed For fast paced environmental company. Clean Earth of Southern Florida, located in Moore Haven, FL, seeks a full time, worker to handle their of ce tasks. Expected duties require candidates to be detailoriented, self-motivated and organized to work with minimal oversight in fast paced of ce environment. Must be able to speak Spanish and have experience with computers including skills in MS Of ce. This is a full time position, Monday-Friday but may require overtime or weekend work. Pay rate is commensurate with experience and we offer health, dental, life insurance and retirement plan bene ts. Clean Earth is an equalopportunity employer. If you wish to apply bring a resume and completed application to 1240 Foxmoore Street, Moore Haven, Florida or email a resume to hr@Cleanearthinc.com 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. Computer and laptop repair. Computer slow, popups? not booting? Complete clean $35 Free evaluation. Call Tony 863-517-2782. Summer Home School Computer w/ at screen etc. Make you kids smart! 10 available @ $30 each. Star Food Store by KFC Call Tony 863-517-2782. 1bed/1bath Wildwood apts. 863.983.3151 MOORE HAVEN For Sale, 4 duplexes (8 units) Rentals. All are 2br./1ba. Central AC, Tiled throughout. Good location & good tenants. Owner nancing w/$50,000 down. Asking price $389,000. Call Joe 305-720-3322. M. Haven Furnished room w/private entrance, $75 week. Furnished Ef ciency w/utilities, Ceramic tile oors. $165 week. 863-509-0096. Clewiston 1br. Newly renovated singlewide on dead end street. No pets. Water included. $675 mo. + $800 Security 954-495-5244. CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W/D, Storage shed. On dead end road. No pets. $600 mo., & $600 security. (954)495-5244. Moore Haven Mobile homes for rent $425 & up Call 863-509-0096 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT TWELVE DIVISION OF FARMINGTON DOCKET NO. RE-13-64 STATE OF MAINE FRANKLIN, ss. ORDER ON PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff v. KEITH A. BREWER AND FLORENCE L. MURPHY-BREWER Defendants This is an action for the foreclosure of a mortgage on real property and may affect real property of the Defendants located at, 44 Howard Road, Salem Township, ME 04983, and described in such Mortgage Deed as recorded in Book 3081 at Page 134 in the Franklin Registry of Deeds, Franklin, Maine. This Court has reviewed the motion of the Plaintiff for service by publication pursuant to Rule 4(g) of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 6(b) and nds that Plaintiff is in compliance with Rule 4(g)(1)(A)-(C). It is ORDERED that service be made upon the Defendant Florence L. Murphy-Brewer by publishing a copy of this Order once a week for three (3) successive weeks in the Clewiston News which is a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Glades, Florida, and in the Okeechobee News which is a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Okeechobee, where Defendant Florence L. Murphy-Brewer is believed to be currently residing. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Defendant Florence L. MurphyBrewer being served by publication appear and serve an answer to the motion or complaint on counsel for Plaintiff, Stephanie Cummings, Bendett & McHugh, PC, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 151, Farmington, CT 06032. The answer must be led with the Court within forty-one (41) days after the rst publication of this Order. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s counsel mail a copy of the Order as published to the Defendant at 44 Howard Road, Salem Township, ME 04983 and 300 NW 34th Street, Okeechobee, Florida, the last known addresses of Defendant Florence L. Murphy-Brewer Failing to serve an answer will cause judgment by default to be entered, granting relief sought in the motion or complaint. The clerk may incorporate this order by reference on the docket. DATE: 5/14/2014 JUDGE/ Nancy D. Carlson 4659681 CN 6/26;7/3,10 ON 6/25;7/2,9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014CP51 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDA MAE COPELAND Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Eda Mae Copeland, deceased, File Number 2014CP51, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probabe Division, the address of which is 1700 Monroe Street, Ford Myers, Florida 33901; that the decedent’s date of death was December 25, 2012; that the estate consists o f homestead property and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Valerie C. Smith a/k/a Valerie Rose Claiborne-Smith 2554C Frederick Douglas Blvd. New York, NY 10030 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decendent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHE R APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECENDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 July 3rd, 2014. Personal Representative: VALERIE C. SMITH 2554C Frederick Douglas Blvd. New York, New York 10030 Attorney for Personal Representative: HEIDI M. BROWN, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0048692 Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. 3783 Seago Lane Ft. Myers, FL 33901 Telephone: (239) 939-4888 Fax: (239) 277-0601 E-Mail: heidib@omplaw.comSecondary E-Mail: cyndik@omplaw.com465924 CN 7/3,10/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/18/2014, 10:00 am at PO BOX 1206, LABELLE, FL 33975-1206, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1996 NISSAN 1N6SD11S6TC366256 466099 CN 7/3/2014 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday July 11th, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida• Property of: Willie West-Baby bed, chest, headboard, miscellaneious boxes. 466061 SUN 7/3,10/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on July 10th, 2014 At 9AM, Secure Self Storage of Clewiston, FL. 863-234-7639. Will at their discretion, dispose of the personal property therefore stored with the undersigned: Josh Vinsin #5, Veronica Bravo #28, George Jones #40 & 54, Janice Smith #11,Penny Barton #20, 465937 CN 6/26;7/3/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010-CA-000113 ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, VS. ARMANDO VILLA; MONICA VILLA A/K/A MONICA MENDOZA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2014, and entered in 2010-CA-000113 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is the Plaintiff and ARMANDO VILLA; MONICA VILLA A/K/A MONICA MENDOZA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cas at 25 E. Hickpochee, 2nd Floor, Labelle, Fl at 11:00 a.m. on 7/30/2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 11, 12 & 13, BLOCK 57, LABELLE HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 30, INCLUSIVE, 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of June, 2014. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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. 465901 CN 6/26;7/3/2014 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Computer/ Supplies Apartments Rooms To Rent Mobile Home Rent Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 10

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11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 CLEWISTON HIGH SCHOOLWith the pressure and stress of FCAT testing and end-of-course exams a memory, students, faculty and staff at Clewiston High School (CHS) had the opportunity to focus their attention on a subject just as important as algebra, history or science – their personal health and wellbeing. CHS recognized the bene ts of healthy choices and tness on Friday, May 23, with the school’s Wellness Day. The event began early in the day with the Tiger Walk/Run, a nearly twomile course with occasional color stations at which participants were sprayed with colored cornstarch. In addition, students were free to participate in three-on-three basketball, a homerun derby, ag football, tennis, soccer, archery, tug-of-war and obstacle courses. For those students who preferred activities with musical accompaniment, a dance marathon was held in the cafeteria. Throughout the day, students cooled off on two giant water slides, and the more adventurous ones were also welcome to volunteer in the dunk tank. Partnering with the school for this event were representatives from the Hendry County Health Department and Hendry Regional Medical Center, who provided information about health issues ranging from diet and weight control, dangers of alcohol and tobacco use, and STDs. Students took advantage of the opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversations with healthcare professionals to learn about health issues of particular interest to them. The day culminated with an awards ceremony and raf e drawing in the gymnasium with winners receiving such prizes as water bottles, pedometers, jump ropes and Pilate’s balls. CHS staff and visiting healthcare providers agreed that the day was a great success. As a result of this event, school of cials and representatives of the local health care community forged a commitment to activating a school wellness council to keep student health a priority in the next school year. Clewiston High School Celebrates Wellness to Club Program. Farm to Club began after BJ’s CEO challenged employees to develop a locally grown food program, which grew into a 15-state operation supplying consumers with fresh produce grown in their own state. Dominic Viglione, produce buyer for BJ’s, said the company networked with local farmers to nd enough supply to meet the demand of club members who were calling for locally grown produce at their stores. “Members appreciate the locally grown produce. It’s fresher, they know the source and we identify the farms using signs in the store,” said Viglione. Viglione said having locally grown produce in stores means produce doesn’t need to travel as far as it normally does. In fact, in a study of 16 common fruits and vegetables conducted by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the average one traveled nearly 1,500 miles before it was sold to consumers. In addition, 39 percent of fruits and 12 percent of vegetables were imported from other countries -this means many fruits and vegetables are picked before they have fully ripened and have a chance to absorb essential nutrients from its surroundings. BJ’s Farm to Club program is trying to lessen the distance fruits and vegetables travel, while offering its members fresh, seasonal produce from local farmers. Clewiston’s C&C Agricultural Farms is one of two farms providing produce to BJ’s stores in Florida. C&C Agricultural Farms was established in 2008 by Ernesto Cordero and Carlos Rodriguez and, with the help of Robinson Fresh, has been providing produce to BJ’s stores since 2011. “Robinson Fresh and C&C Agricultural Farms appreciate the opportunity to work closely with a large retailer like BJ’s Wholesale Club on such an expansive local produce initiative, as well as providing consumers the most local, fresh produce that Florida has to offer. The companies are excited to continue to collaborate as the relationship expands and the program grows,” said Drew Schwartzhoff, director of marketing, products and services at Robinson Fresh. FARMContinued From Page 1 MEMBERS APPRECIATE THE LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE. IT’S FRESHER, THEY KNOW THE SOURCE AND WE IDENTIFY THE FARMS USING SIGNS IN THE STORE...DOMINIC VIGLIONE BY WORKING FAITHFULLY EIGHT HOURS A DAY YOU MAY EVENTUALLY GET TO BE BOSS AND WORK TWELVE HOURS A DAY. ROBERT FROST AMERICAN SUGAR ALLIANCEThe U.S. House Appropriations Committee reaf rmed lawmakers’ support of the sugar policy included in the 2014 Farm Bill by rejecting an amendment designed to weaken that policy and leave Americans more dependent on subsidized foreign sugar. By a vote of 32 to 18, the committee defeated a proposal to subject sugar producers to an arbitrary means test before they could obtain government loans that they repay with interest. The amendment was offered by Congressmen Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Jim Moran (D-VA) and was similar to an amendment offered in 2012 that was likewise rejected by the committee. “This was just another attempt by sugar opponents and the big candy companies they represent to harm U.S. sugar farmers, and the committee should be commended for overwhelmingly rejecting this scheme,” said Phillip Hayes, a spokesman for the American Sugar Alliance. “It’s hard to imagine any agricultural issue that has been voted on as many times as sugar policy in recent years, yet the votes continually show strong support for domestic producers.” During the Farm Bill debate, which began in 2012, a total of ve anti-sugar amendments were defeated on the oors of the House and Senate. In addition, three amendments have been defeated at the committee level since 2012, including the most recent vote. “Sugar prices have been extremely depressed because of a ood of subsidized Mexican sugar that has been dumped onto the U.S. market,” Hayes explained. “U.S. farmers are struggling in this low-price environment with prices hovering around 1980s levels, yet we continue to come under attack by Big Candy lobbyists who want to outsource America’s production to less ef cient, subsidized foreign industries.” Sugar policy operated at no-cost to taxpayers from 2003 to 2012 and it is the least costly major commodity policy in the Farm Bill. There was a cost in 2013 as a direct result of unfair trading practices by Mexico. The U.S. government is currently investigating Mexico’s sugar industry 20 percent of which is owned by the Mexican government and has cited strong evidence that subsidization and dumping are injuring U.S. farmers and taxpayers. House Appropriators Back Sugar Policy AgainFOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUGAR ALLIANCE AND U.S. SUGAR POLICY, VISIT WWW.SUGARALLIANCE.ORG.

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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 21 2010 1034328-010000G0230 Winder VI LLC Lot 23 Block G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 68 thru 70, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465871 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 3156 2011 1234334-05000000260 Ranulfo & Maricela Martinez Lot 26, Tower Lake Estates, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 143 and 144, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465870 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 165 2010 1064428-A0000750000 Denton II LLC The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465865 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 4227 2011 4104329-04021690020 HEMC Asset Management Lot 2, Block 2169, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 86 thru 102, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466037 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 3117 2011 1214334-040000E0080 Riley B Lewis Lot 8, Block E, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, a subdivision of the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465869 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 3258 2011 2014329-0100077D070 Rose E Nieves The South one-half of Lot 16 and all of Lot 17, Block D, LABELLE TERRACE, according to the plat thereof, r ecorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466034 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 3563 2011 3014334-01004310020 Waynette J Harris Lot 7 and the East one-half of Lot 8, Block 431, of the GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466036 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 5415 2011 4104329-HP100060250 Guillermo A Rivera & Maria Escobedo Lot 25, Block 6, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466038 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry 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 1432 2011 1134432-A0001650100 Raul Roa The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2989 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465868 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2008-CA-001296-CAAX-MX LNV CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. CAROL LYNN ALVIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL LYNN ALVIN; SAMMY J. ALVIN, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAMMY J. ALVIN, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, T HE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUST EES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC F/K/A FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, T OGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONAS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; A/K/A SAMMY J. ALVIN, JR.; A/K/A CAROL LYNN ALVIN; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 4, BLOCK C, SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 98 AND 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11am on July 23, 2014 at 25 E. Hickpochee 2nd Floor, LaBelle, FL. 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 18th day of June, 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 Phone: 813-915-8660 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. 465964 CN 6/26;7/3/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014CP17IN RE: ESTATE OF DEWITT L. PEARCE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DEWITT L. PEARCE, deceased, whose date of death was May 26, 2014; File Number 2014CP17, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal repr esentative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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: June 26th, 2014. Signed on May 29, 2014. MARK HUNTER PEARCE Personal Representative 27531 E. State Road 78 Okeechobee, Florida 34974 J. Miles Buchman Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 286311 The Buchman Law Firm 1317 West Fletcher Avenue, Suite A Tampa, Florida 33612 Telephone: (813) 269-0300 465984 GCD 7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ashton DePeyster, 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 669 2009 1264329-02000000371 Robert & Belinda S Facundo The East one half of Tract 37, LaBelle Acres, unrecorded, being more particularly described as follows: The East one-half of the West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter in Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, LESS the South 25 feet thereof for road right-of-way. TOGETHER WITH a 1988 OAKS double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. 32620479AX & 32620479BX, Title Nos. 50878218 & 50878219 and RP Decal Nos. 0586137 & 0586138, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holders: Clewiston National Bank and K & S Enterprises of LaBelle, Inc.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-29-43-26-020-0000-037.1 Property Address: 1400 Case Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466028 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1345 2011 1324332-A0000730000 Steven C Dettmar Est The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 32, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1980 MANA single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. F060710D5460, Title No. 19003542, and RP Decal No. R053895, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Mobile Home Title is in the name of Natalie Agness Dettmar. Lien Holder: Alliance Funding.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-43-32-A00-0073.0000 Property Address: 4506 Everhigh Acres Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465877 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1178 2011 1284331-A0000990000 Hope Marion E Larmond Lot 420 of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, in Hendry County, Florida, the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof, also subject to an easement of a canal of the North 30.00 feet thereof. (Also known as Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-31-43-28-A00-0099.0000 Property Address: 2300 Naples Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465873 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 12

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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 1291 2011 1364331-010000L0030 Martha J Eliassen Lot 3, Block I, of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-31-43-36-010-000L.003.0 Property Address: xxx, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465874 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. Inc 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 4260 2010 4104329-05021850290 Denton II LLC Lot 29, Block 2185, of Port LaBelle Unit 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 159, Page 23, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 4-29-43-10-050-2185-029.0 Property Address: 4522 Springview Circle, Port LaBelle, FL 33935 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466030 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. Inc 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 3399 2010 2014329-0100108D050 Verona A LLC Lots 10, 11, 12 and 13, Block 108 PALM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, Section D, according to the Plat thereof, r ecorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0108-D05.0 Property Address: Forrey Drive, LaBelle, FL 33935 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466024 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. Inc 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 3401 2010 2014329-0100108D090 Winder VI LLC Lots 32,33,34, and 35, Block D, Palm Heights Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0108-D09.0 Property Address: Clark Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466027 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. Inc 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 3400 2010 2014329-0100108D080 Tarpon IV LLC Lots 29, 30 and 31, Block 108 Palm Heights Subdivision, Section “D”, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0108-D08.0 Property Address: xx Clark Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466026 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. Inc 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 4259 2010 4104329-05021850140 Leandro E Toledo Lot 14, Block 2185, of Port LaBelle Unit 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 159, Page 23, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 4-29-43-10-050-2185-014.0 Property Address: 4536 Springview Circle, Port LaBelle, FL 33935 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466029 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry 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 1383 2011 1134432-A0000560000 Lucky Path LLC The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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. 5595, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465864 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry 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 1410 2011 1134432-A0001180100 Leslie & Angela Dunkley The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3652, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465867 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Sylvia Santiago 6828 El Toro St. Apt 100 LaBelle, FL. 33935 Michael K. Culver Jr. 700 Harlem Tenant Cir. 405 Clewiston, FL. 33440 Jackeline R. Baez Santos 325 Lindero St. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Dimity L. Pearson 710 Florida Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fa ilure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telefono 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Brenda K. Hoots Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 07/03/2014 466066 CN/CB 7/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. Inc 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 3213 2010 1214334-03000010090 Kenneth Gainous Lot 9, Block 1 of Harlem Addition No. 7, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 80-81, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 SUNSTATE single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. SSMFLAD113520, Title No. 43793392 and RP Decal NO. 20067426, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-030-0001.009.0 Property Address: 813 Maryland Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466023 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 CITY OF CLEWISTON PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE WASTEWATER FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS The City of Clewiston will hold a public hearing at the Commission meeting on July 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon as practical thereafter, at the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL to discuss alternatives for rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer collection system Master Pump Station that pumps ows to the City of Clewiston Wastewater Treatment Plant. The cost of these improvements and the nancial impact on the affected parties will be discussed. These improvements are described in the 2014 Supplement No. 1 to the August 2010 Preliminary Engineering Report. The Supplement No. 1 is available for public review at City Hall between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is an important decision for the City and we value your input. Written statements may be submitted prior to or at the time of the hearing. After the hearing, the City Commission will consider the adoption of the Supplement. If you have any questions, please call City Clerk Marilyn McCorvey at 863-983-1484. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this Public Hearing, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the City Clerk at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the hearing. Clewiston City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 466056 CN 7/3/2014 NOTICE The public is hereby noti ed that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on July 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Clewiston City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Community Development Director 466098 CN 7/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 329 2010 1304428-A0001740000 Oscar Alberto Ruiz Olmeda The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465872 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop and special meeting on July 16th beginning at 3:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of discussing the 2014-2015 county budgets. If necessary, the workshop and special meeting will continue on July 18th at 9:00 a.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 466057 CN/CB 7/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1941 2011 1244432-A0000080000 Javier Oquendo + Augustina G Spina + Larry Oquendo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, 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 5414, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1982 LIBERTY single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. 10L14815, Title No. 21391597, and RP Decal No. 12105741, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-24-A00-0008.0000 Property Address: 460 N. Zambria Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466032 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 5417 2011 4104329-HP100060310 Francisco J & Nora Elia Garza Lot 31, Block 6, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466022 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 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 Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014

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Celebrating July 4th: Religious FreedomBY DR. TODD BUCK First Baptist Church of ClewistonIt is a pleasure to be able to ‘speak’ to each of you through this venue. Pastor John was a blessing to each of us, and I hope to simply continue his and Pastor Thomas’ ne contributions through this column. As July opens it seems the world stage again is in chaos over the mixture of religion and politics. It is helpful around July 4th to remember our heritage of freedom of religion, and how that is signi cant to all Americans. In his crusade for freedom of conscience, Roger Williams founded the colony of Rhode Island in 1636 as a stronghold of religious liberty after the land was deeded to him by the Narragansett Indians. He settled in Providence with 13 other householders and in one year formed the rst genuine democracy, as well as the rst church-divorced and conscience-free community in modern history. Williams felt that government is the natural way provided by God to cope with the corrupt nature of man. But since government could not be trusted to know which religion is true, he considered the best hope for true religion the protection of the freedom of all religion, along with non-religion, from the state. His famous dictum was that ‘Forced religion stinks in the nostrils of God.’ Williams was not worried that entwining church with state would tarnish the government. Rather, he believed that government interference in religion or endorsement of any individual faith would inevitably pollute religion. A refuge from rampant religious persecution, Rhode Island became home to the rst Jewish synagogue in America and a sanctuary for Quakers who were being killed and persecuted in Massachusetts and other colonies. Rhode Island was an open door to all people ; a safe harbor in a vast sea of tyranny and oppression that reected out the light of liberty. Before founding Rhode Island, Williams was exiled by law from Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony after being repeatedly hauled before the Salem Court for spreading “diverse, new, and dangerous opinions” that questioned the Church. The law exiling Williams was not repealed until 1936 when the Massachusetts House passed Bill 488, ending 300 years of exile. Williams brilliantly argued that citizens cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their religion, nor can they be coerced into practicing a religion that they do not wish to claim as their own. America has been a land of religious liberty ever since. The city of Philadelphia commemorated the founding of the state 50 years earlier by commissioning a bell. In the Old Testament, the 50th year is the Jubilee a year of liberty and freedom. Mindful of that fact, the citizens of Philadelphia engraved the bell with a text from Leviticus: ‘Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof’ (Lev. 25:10). It is still one of the great privileges as citizens of the United States to worship (and not worship) under the full protection of the law. May we ever be such a land!Independence Day: One Nation Under GodBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church“Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but live as servants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the King” – 1 Peter 2:16-17. The Lord, who came to this earth, came because there was something here worth saving and loving: humanity! His presence and earthly ministry is full of encounters with the worldly powers of His day, and He lived in a time when the people of His land were under foreign domination. In spite of this, Jesus commended people to “Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21, Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25). Jesus came to make this pronouncement when He was being challenged by those who attempted to entrap Him and declare himself in opposition to the government of His day. Instead, the Lord declared their responsibility to the government and that His followers should work within the body politic. His teaching impacted His followers with enough signi cance that three of the four Gospel writers recorded it. Peter’s rst epistle tells us to “live as free men…” and we are fortunate in this country to have more freedom than other countries. Peter goes on to admonish us to use our freedom wisely -something our ancestors sought and why many spend years trying to come here. Peter must have foreseen our allegiance, “…one nation under God…” when he reminded us to “live as servants of God.” The history of the country that we share and celebrate at this time is a history of recognizing God’s place in our formation and foundation; as such, we can honor our leadership who are called to hold fast to those founding principles and that we might be “…one nation under God.” It is in understanding that our leadership is to protect and make as perfect as humanly possible our liberties, justice, pursuit of happiness and life itself, and in that understanding give honor to our leadership. We in turn have an obligation to use our freedom to our own best ends. Our laws act as shields and sources of protection, not sources of wielding power or imposing wills. We have an obligation to uphold the freedom of religion, the source of our values and the means by which we know of our roots and reasons for being here. There shall be a separation of Church and state, but each has its place in our society and each should jointly contribute to the well-being of the citizens of the earthly realm and the heavenly one. We have come to the time when we celebrate our national origins once more: the Fourth of July, or Independence Day. As I re ected, I thought about what we were struggling to achieve independence from: oppression of our freedoms and our God-given rights. The rst Independence Day celebrated a foundation of a people who could claim, “Now we’re on our own,” and could use their newfound freedoms to provide a pinnacle of government, with people clamoring to get in and be part of it ever since. Peter’s admonition still is with us, that we may live as free men, make the best God-given uses of that freedom, serving God by keeping those values that are synonymous with His values, honoring one another and loving our corporate national brotherhood as a means for collectively providing for our ful llment. This is a holiday when we can re ect on what God has given us and be truly thankful. We can show our thanks by working to make the best of all of the opportunities and freedoms we have, rendering to our corporate national family on earth and seeing that we use all of our resources to be a part of the heavenly one that is to come. May this be a blessed holiday for us all; may we use the time to re ect, give thanks to God for what we have and work to further His kingdoms. If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@saintmartins-clewiston.org.Community Christian EventsCLEWISTON — The Red Barn Gospel Sing will be held at the Community Christian Church during the summer months. Community Christian Church is located at 201 N. Fransisco Street in Clewiston. For more information, please call Rosalind Osborne at 863-254-5184. All loans are subject to: Credit, Income & Asset Veri“cation.www.centerstatebank.comJennifer LaffertyAVP/Residential Loan Officer863.763.01322100 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974jlafferty@centerstatebank.comNMLS# 790425 We offer...€Conventional Loanswith as little as 5% down€USDA 100% Financing€First Time Buyer Loanswith as little as 3% down€Construction Loans€Refinance Loans€Mobile Home Loanswith land€VA LoansPUT YOUR FUTURE IN THE HANDS OF ALOCAL LENDERYOU CAN TRUST. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 14 RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION...REMEMBER OUR HERITAGE OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION, AND HOW THAT IS SIGNIFICANT TO ALL AMERICANS.DR. TODD BUCKPETER’S FIRST EPISTLE TELLS US TO “LIVE AS FREE MEN…” AND WE ARE FORTUNATE IN THIS COUNTRY TO HAVE MORE FREEDOM THAN OTHER COUNTRIES. PETER GOES ON TO ADMONISH US TO USE OUR FREEDOM WISELY -SOMETHING OUR ANCESTORS SOUGHT AND WHY MANY SPEND YEARS TRYING TO COME HERE.REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS YOU WILL NOT BE PUNISHED FOR YOUR ANGER; YOU WILL BE PUNISHED BY YOUR ANGER. BUDDHA

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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 1637 2011 1154432-A0001200100 Francisco & Ida L Camejo The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 3140, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1991 HARBEN INC double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. GAFLM35A04373HS & GAFLM35B04373HS, Title Nos. 61554534 & 60349075, and RP Decal Nos. 0396960 & 0396961, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lienholder: Green Tree Acceptance, Inc.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-15-A00-0120.0100 Property Address: 133 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 7th day of August, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466031 CN 7/3,10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1505 2011 1144432-A0000670000 Anany & Agripina Kojin The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof and also the South 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 3558, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1995 ANNIVERSARY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. 10L24383U & 10L24383X, Title Nos. 69267241 & 69267242, and RP Decal No. R0638724 & R0638725, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0067.0000 Property Address: 469 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465876 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC Tampa I, LLC, PNC C/O TC Tampa I, 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 1223 2011 1344331-020000B0090 Helen H Hunter Lot 9, Block B, the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. AND Lot 10, Block B, the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1975 CHAMPION single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. 0459510668D, Title NO. 11596223 and RP Decal No. R186969, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-31-43-34-020-000B-009.0 Property Address: 4700 Pioneer 10th Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 17th day of July, 2014. Dated this 25th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466039 CN 7/3/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000076 TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JOSE DE FARIA, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2014, and entered in Case No. 26-2010-CA-000076 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida wherein TD Bank, N.A. is Plaintiff, and Jose DeFaria, Sandra DeFaria, and Chase Bank, are Defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash 25 E. Hickpochee, 2nd Floor, Labelle, FL at 11:00 a.m. on July 16, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: PARCEL 1: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET THEREOF. PARCEL 2: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET THEREOF. PARCEL 3: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. Property address: 545 & 539 Horse Club Ave & 520 North Sendero St., Clewiston, FL 33440 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THEN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 17th day of June, 2014. DUANE MORRIS LLP Counsel for Plaintiff TD Bank, N.A. BY: /S/Michelle M. Gervais Michelle M. Gervais, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0173827 MMGervais@duanemorris.com 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3400, Miami, Florida 331331 Telephone: (305) 960-2265 Facsimile: (305) 397-1868 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Michelle M. Gervais, Esq. Duane Morris LLP 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3400 Miami, Florida 33131 Email: MMGervais@duanemorris.com 465966 CN 6/26;7/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1328 2011 1294332-A0000100000 Pahokee Environmental Center Inc The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-43-29-A00-0010.0000 Property Address: 13515 Dancy Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465875 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry 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 1400 2011 1134432-A0001020100 Estrella Gutierrez + Victor Gutierrez M.D. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, 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 Tract 3662, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of July, 2014 which is the 24th day of July, 2014. Dated this 11th day of June, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 465866 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 3, 2014 16 The following school news items have been submitted by local schools. If you would like to have your school news items printed, please send to cndesk@newszap. com.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.Westside Elementary Honor Roll Fourth Nine Weeks 13-14Kindergarten: A Honor Roll Sha’ria Allen, Juan Almanza, Brian Angell, Mylee Berry, Ka’Maya Brown, Alexa Byers, Joseph “Trey” Davis, Heaven Diaz, Alexa Flores, Brayan Garcia, Brisa Gar a, Riley Glidden, Glenda Gomez, Chance Harper, Justin Hernandez, Milan Holmes, Taviya Holmes, Arianne Ilagan, De’Andre Jeudy, Serenity Johnson, Kaden Langston, Jose Lopez, Adrian Lopez, Kamyrin Lunday, Henry Mason, Weston Mungillo, Claribella Orozco, Betsibella Orozco, Annabella Orozco, Daniela Palafox, Sebastian Palatolon, Jorge Paniagua, Angelina Perez, Conner Pierce, Envya Pope, Jayden Porter, Azul Puebla-Cerda, Joel Ramirez, Joselin Rios, Elizanet Rodriguez, Natalia Rodriguez, Giselle Tamez, Kaylynn Tillman, Dallas Vallejo, Yoselin Vanegas, Christian Villagomez, Amiah White, Rakwon Wilkerson, Tony Zhu Kindergarten: A/B Honor Roll Aaden Bedolla, Briviana Carbonell, Chances Everette, Wilson Garcia-Barbon, Za’Naria Harshaw, Jerry Hernandez, Blades Hughes, Amarilys Martinez, Braxton Massa, Christopher Perez, Omarion Redd, Anthony Reyes, Carlos Rivera, Iris Romero, Latrell Smalls, Bradley Velasquez First Grade: A Honor Roll Madison Alford, Samantha Aragus, Sarahi Ascencio, Kiera Baldonado, Alysa Bass, Phillip Berry, Ethan Casas, Mya Dukes, Priscilla Centeno, Saul Cervantes, Deante Davis, Kailynn Davis, Jose Farfan, Justin Fonseca, Eduardo Garcia, Salomon Hernandez, Takobe Holmes, Tyler Hough, D’Asia Hughes, Hector Hurtado, Jada I ll, Nija Ligon, Alicya Luna, Rubi Martinez, Walter McKown, Lindsay Miller, So a Miranda, Michael Perez, TJ Phillips, Isaiah Quinones, Michelle Ramirez, Cedric Ramirez-Jackson, Ruben Rivera, Edward Silva, Azreal Soliz, Adalena Tarter, Prestyn Torres, Jaylin Velasquez, Elizabeth Villatoro, Joseph White First Grade: A/B Honor Roll Elias Almanza-Garcia, Sarah Bonner, Anthony Busin, Natashia Coring, Steven Cossio, Alisha Drummond, Erica Flores, Jaiden Gomez, De’Marion Harshaw, Carlos Hernandez, Kalyn Johnson, Hannah Knight, Jenna Lester, Akeelah Ling, Bethany Lopez-Morales, Analysse Martinez, Daniel Mata, Omar Padilla, Ty’Remy Paseler, Javier Reyes, Wilson Rivera, Cristbal Romero, Nevaeh Rosario, Brandon Sanchez, Key’vayea Shannon, Gerardo Tamayo, Steven Toledo-Garcia, Keon Trimble, Derrick Webber, Annie Xue Second Grade: A Honor Roll Kianna Baldonado, Drake Ball, Jesus Beraza, Jonathan Blanco, Bryant Bonilla, Mykeria Brooks, Alejandro Delafuente, Alexandro Depaz, Bailey Grooms, Jazmin Hammond, Jasmine Hurtado, Michael Longoria, Dionne Molde, Sharon Morales, Amber Payne, Santo Perez, Nathan Rentas, Josten Rivera, Hunter Robertson, Ciara Smith, Alessandra Suarez, Ashton Walker, Kevin Xue Second Grade: A/B Honor Roll Jacob Aguirre, Jyrah Ammons, Aracely Aragus, Blake Barnes, Eric Beraza, Kaylee Blair, Braden Langston, Davian Carrero, Angelica Castaneda, Jose Corchado, Emily Cruz, Aliany Dominguez, Gabriela Farfan, Sonya Florentino, Zyon Johnson, Victoria Marin, Alivia Mata, Linda Matos, Haley Matos, Kadaria McKenzie, Melania Mendoza, Javian Ortez, Ariana Parham, Blake Patterson, Jasmine Perez, Juan Ramirez-Jackson, Cynthia Rivera, Jordan Rouse, Clifton Royal, Kevin Ruiz-Romero, Zamarrian Teel, Gabriel Trevino, Stella Uselton, Aiden Uselton, Ashley Velasquez, Victor Williams Third Grade: A Honor Roll Jenna Autrey, Alexia Beraza, Federico Contreras, Sergio Contreras, Jaslyn Creagh, Laura Davila, Daniel Drummond, Kayla Mathis,Fernando Matos, Yoselyn Rangel, Davis Rojas, Maria Tady Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll Frankie “Ralph” Barnes, John Bonner, Chauncy Cobb, Aliyah Collazo, Logan Crumb, Ashley Cruz, Crista Davis, Devonte Davis, Emily Diaz, Sa’Monya Donjoie, Andrea Figueroa, Christian Gomez, Pablo Hernandez, Olivia Hernandez, Nyla Hill, Adriana Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Nathan Kennedy, Michelle Landaverde, Ylexis Legra, Jeremy Lopez, Mario Lopez-Torres, Samuel Lopez, Brandon Martinez, Alisya Mata, Samara Matos, Uriel Paloblanco, Emely Perez, D’Angelo Ruth, Karson Sanchez, Marisol Serrano, Aniyah Sesay, K’Juan Smith, Raven Sullivan Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll Evelyn Ackley, Kyla Baldonado, Samuel Ackley, Hayli Calderson, Shamira Garcia-Barbon, Julia Hammond, Daniel Manzano, Alisia Perez, Chassity Stinston, Mason Timgren, Kayleigh Torres, Fourth Grade: A/B Honor Roll Daisy Benitez, Jasmine Camanos, Giselle Delacruz, Alex Dominguez, Ke’Lajah Funderburk, Kyla Glidden, Christine Gonzalez, Madeline Heron, Tyra Holmes, Alyssa Ibarra, Roland Loreto, Jose Medina, Danny Padilla, Rylie Patterson, Mia Rivera, Zachery Timgren, Issai Vilela, Fabian Villagomez Fifth Grade: A Honor Roll Devin Autrey, Zaylen Bennett, Angelica Contreras, Luis Cruz, Gabriel Garcia, Treyvon Holmes, Ta’Kaela Johnson, Emalee Kelley, Edward Padilla, Isaac Perera, Eileen Perez, Jessica Perez, Argelio Rodriguez, Andrea Valadez Fifth Grade: A/B Honor Roll Annette Blanco, Jessania Blanco, Bailey Bryant, Jennifer Flores, Melody Gallardo, Angely Galvez, Robert Garrett-Cole, Madison Holloway, Isaiah Hughes, Morris James, Dawnyelle Jeudy, Aniya Johnson, Kristina Kidwell, Adrian Mendoza, Bethany Miller, Aaliyah Pagan, Juan Puente, Mercedes Ramirez, Jacee Rivera, Sequoia Robinson, Caleb White, Jose Zeferino SCHOOL BRIEFS THE KINGS ACADEMYFive gifted and talented seniors made history on Friday, June 6, as the rst graduating class of The King’s Academy (TKA) Clewiston. Since opening its doors in August, 2010, The King’s Academy Clewiston, which offers a fully-accredited Christian academic program, has continued to experience growth both academically and spiritually, culminating in this year’s inaugural graduation of ve seniors. In a beautiful ceremony, Dr. Clyde Meckstroth, TKA’s chairman of the Board, gave the Invocation followed by inspirational addresses by Salutatorian Dakodah Davis and Valedictorian Mary Gibson. Mr. Jeff Gentry, TKA West Palm Beach high school English teacher, delivered the commencement address, encouraging seniors to know that they are “a work of art and an artist at work.” Seniors were presented with their diplomas by TKA President Jeffrey Loveland. Mary Elisabeth Gibson was the rst student to enroll at TKA Clewiston in 2010. She graduated as Valedictorian with an academic scholarship to Florida State University. She has been a member and of cer of the National Honor Society since TKA Clewiston was formed. Mary loves to travel and has, at the young age of 16, already been on a mission trip to Uganda, Africa and toured Europe with “People to People.” She is a past member of the Hendry County Youth Leadership Team and serves her community with many hours to her credit. Mary has played every sport offered to her and especially excelled in gymnastics. She has also been a major part of the drama team where she prefers directing and producing to acting. She is an avid reader, exceptional writer and the recipient of many scholarships. Dakodah Samuel Davis graduated with honors and will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in their ROTC program. Dakodah is on a path to have his private pilot’s license by the end of the summer. He is the recipient of the “Ground School” scholarship from Jacob’s Flight Service. He wants to enter the Air Force as an of cer upon graduation from college. He is the president of the National Honor Society, runs crosscountry and played football and basketball during his time at TKA Clewiston. Cassidy Noel Lee graduated with honors and will attend Florida Gulf Coast University. She plans to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become an elementary teacher. Cassidy was crowned Hendry County Cattleman’s Sweetheart for 2014. She is the Treasurer of the National Honor Society. Lindsey Nicole Martin will attend Edison State College in Ft. Meyers in the fall. She was chosen Little Miss Harvest Queen, Prom Queen and Homecoming Queen. Lindsey has high goals and wants to “make lots of money” to share with those who don’t have it. Tyler Lee Sweet will begin work at United States Sugar Corporation in diesel mechanics, but plans to become a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Of cer after he turns 19 years old. Tyler has starred in many drama productions at TKA Clewiston; he is an accomplished bull rider and roper and was the 2013 “All-Around Cowboy” for the LCRA. He is currently working on his second title. The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12 grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at http://www.TKA.net. First Graduating Class of The King’s Academy Clewiston SUBMITTED PHOTOBack row, left to right: Jeffrey Loveland, president; Doug Raines, chief academic of cer; Dr. Clyde Meckstroth, chairman of the Board; Brenda Braddock, Clewiston administrator; Sonya Jones, West Palm Beach secondary principal; and Randy Martin, Board of Governors. Front row, left to right: Cassidy Lee, Mary Gibson, Lindsey Martin, Dakodah Davis and Tyler Sweet.