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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThere is no question that wastewater treatment plants are important to cities and their residents. Wastewater treatment plants clean sewage and water collected from homes and businesses so they can be returned to the environment safely. Lift stations are also important additions to wastewater treatment plants wherever they are necessary, as they move water from low to high elevations, allowing gravity to take over and move the water wherever it is meant to go. Clewiston’s main lift station, which collects the majority of the area’s sewage and sends it to the city’s wastewater treatment plant, is reportedly “past its life cycle” and of cials are wondering how they will pay for the nearly $1-million project. The aging lift station has added capacity over the last several years when it increased its service to include the Ridge View Estates and the Ridge area, which were once connected to failing septic tanks. In total, the main lift station services 258 residential connections and 40 industrial connections in the city of Clewiston and portions of unincorporated Hendry County. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsDaniel David Castro, 29, of Clewiston, who was arrested after a ght inside a convenience store sent another man to the hospital, was found “not guilty” by a jury on July 9 for charges of aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. Castro was arrested Jan. 18 after video surveillance caught him and 31-yearold Victor Torres ghting inside Mary Lou’s General Store on County Road 833. The ght sent Torres to the hospital and Castro was arrested by Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies later that day. Castro went to trial last week, with jury selection beginning Monday, July 7. The state presented their witnesses on Tuesday, July BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsIf you’ve taken a walk down Bond Street in the last week or so, you may have noticed something different -all of the trees are gone. The beautiful olive trees that once lined the quaint street were cut down and removed by the Clewiston Public Works Department, leaving behind a bleak boulevard. But the reasoning behind the grand felling is a practical one: the root systems of the trees were pushing up and breaking the sidewalks and roadway, and even caused damage to the water and electrical lines along the street, said Sean Schef er, director of the public works department. “The trees were having a negative effect on the infrastructure,” explained Schef er. “Not to mention they were a maintenance nightmare.” The trees, he said, dropped so much debris on the street that crews had to come out each week to clear the road of leaves and branches, on top of the monthly maintenance needed to keep the trees pruned. The street won’t be left bare for much longer, however. Schef er and his staff are already working to repair the damaged water and electrical lines and will replace the old trees with a new, less meddlesome kind of tree as soon as he gets the “go ahead” from the city. A decision on which kind of tree to put in the ground has not yet been made. Of cials discussed possible types of trees at the July 14 commission workshop, which included foxtail palm trees, tabebuia trees, Italian cypress trees and royal palm trees. Of cials are taking into consideration maintenance, aestethics, maximum height, shade provided, and of course input from Bond Street shop owners. If all goes according to plan, Schefer said the new trees could be in the ground by the end of the week. Main Lift Station in CrisisCity looks at options to rehabilitate aging lift station that sends sewage to treatment plant Castro Found ‘Not Guilty’Victim had no memory of ght that led to Castro's arrest What Happened to Bond Street?City fells trees along Clewiston's quaintest street because of maintenance nightmares'THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014VOL. 88 NUMBER 25 50¢ C R A A F I P G C C S T H P SEE STATION 3 SEE CASTRO 3 PHOTO/MELISSA BELTZCrews began work to remove the olive trees on Bond Street several weeks ago, revealing a dilapidated Royal’s Furniture sign and reminding residents how important landscaping can be to the aesthetics of a street. Now, of cials have entered into discussions about which type of tree should replace the old “maintenance nightmares.” Daniel David Castro

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3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 8 and closing arguments were given Wednesday, July 9. After an hour of deliberation, the jury came back that Wednesday with a verdict of “not guilty.” Castro was facing a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and the jury was given the choice of nding Castro guilty of aggravated battery, guilty of felony battery, guilty of misdemeanor battery or not guilty. Attorney Matthew Cleary, who represented Castro, said Castro expressed remorse for his actions and was very emotional during a statement he gave law enforcement, which was shown to the jury during trial. Cleary’s defenses strategy consisted of proving whether or not Castro used justi able force based on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, as Torres was shown in the surveillance video throwing the rst punch after he and Castro exchanged words inside the store. Torres was present each day of the threeday trial and testi ed in court, saying he had no memory of what had happened the day of the ght. CASTROContinued From Page 1 CLEARY’S DEFENSES STRATEGY CONSISTED OF PROVING WHETHER OR NOT CASTRO USED JUSTIFI-ABLE FORCE BASED ON FLORIDA’S STAND YOUR GROUND LAW... Of cials are currently discussing how best to address the aging lift station’s service overload. The condition of the existing master pump station was outlined in a recently updated report on the proposed expansion of the waste water treatment plant. In the report, the lift station is said to have “unreliable operating conditions,” continual failure of major pumps on a regular basis and inadequate storage capacity leading to over ows if the power goes out or a pump fails. The report also said the arrangement of the lift station is not typical for a sewer pumping station of its size and in ow capacity, and needs to be replaced in order to provide sensible, proper operating conditions and needed reliability. Since the rehabilitation of the lift station seems imminent, commissioners will decided whether or not to apply for a low-interest, revolving loan from the state to help pay for the costs associated with the rebuild. They must also decide how much of the lift station’s problems they want to x now. The report proposes a complete rehabilitation of the lift station, but offers two alternatives for commissioners to decide upon, which are cheaper in the short term. The complete rehabilitation consists of installing a new wet well, four new submersible pumps, a new valve box, a new electrical panel and controls, a new collection manhole and a new meter. The rehabilitation is designed to accommodate the current population with capacity for normal expected growth, according to the report. The two alternatives offered in place of the complete rehabilitation include no change and replacing the existing pumps and electrical panel only. The alternatives, however, are expected to carry higher capital costs in the future and would not x the failures the lift station is subject to now, including potential sewer over ows. The community will have the opportunity to discuss the three alternatives at a public hearing to be held at the next city commission meeting. Commissioners will also vote whether or not to apply for the low-interest, revolving loan through the state for rehabilitation costs at the meeting. The meeting will be held on July 21 at 5 p.m. inside the commission chambers at Clewiston’s City Hall. STATIONContinued From Page 1 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 863674-4115 or the Clewiston Transportation Dept. at 863-983-1516 to register by July 18.Home Business SeminarUnemployed? Under-employed? Have you ever thought about ‘being your own boss’? Register now at the Clewiston Public Library for a three-day seminar and learn the basics of starting your own home-based business. Upon course completion, you will receive nancial assistance to license your business. Call 863-9831493 with any questions. ‘Home Based Business – Getting Started’ will be presented by Janice Groves, certi ed business analyst, and hosted by the Hendry County Library System. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION ONE OF THE PENAL-TIES FOR REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN POLI-TICS IS THAT YOU END UP BEING GOVERNED BY YOUR INFERIORS. PLATO

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5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 Football and FaithBY DR. TODD BUCK First Baptist Church of ClewistonThe 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now history. For many Americans, it was over the minute our team lost to Belgium. But a sense of pride certainly spurred millions to watch a sport that — like most Olympic sports — lies outside of our minds and hearts on a regular basis. In a city overseen by a 98 foot tall ‘Christ the Redeemer’ concrete statue — with its arms outstretched symbolically over the city and nation — one could sense spiritual moments from time to time. I watched in amazement during one of Brazil’s games as the team gathered in a circle, kneeling and praying. The British commentator uneasily suggested the team was ‘gathering for re ection.’ Broadcasters are uncomfortable, it seems, in acknowledging that prayer exists. While I do not know the spiritual condition of those offering that prayer, honesty would at least call it by its proper name. What is amazing about events like the Olympics and World Cup is how hard the organizers try for them to be real spiritual experiences — minus God. Sometimes, it seems they almost promise to solve the problems of the world. Events like these are a great force for good: a celebration of strength, beauty, teamwork and the agility of the human body. They revel in the vitality of youth. But the most amazing thing is the way they bring people together. It is certainly exciting to see the nations of the world coming together for a common purpose. The games attempt to bring unity, peace, light and grace. But in the end, all that they really offer is sports. That’s it. Just sports. Sports make some people champions, but they also produce a lot of ‘losers’ — including sore ones. Sports can lead to bitter disputes and angry disagreements. Sometimes, instead of bringing nations together, they drive them apart. Accusations of foul play, cheating and unfair judgments by the ofcials are common fare. After the ceremonies die down and the fans go home, one discovers that although sports can be an enjoyable hobby, they make a poor religion. They do not shine with a true light and they cannot produce a lasting peace. One of the problems of the Olympics and World Cup is that they do not last forever. They come to an end, as they always do, and even while the athletes party on, the feelings of sadness and loss are palpable. In reality, everything that is good and true about the World Cup points us to what God has given us in Christ Jesus. The Bible promises that when the world and all of its games are over, there will be a celebration to end all celebrations. It will be the most amazing spectacle that anyone has ever seen. It will ‘not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it’ (Rev. 21:2326). In that parade of nations, there will be no losers, only winners: champions for Christ. Everyone there will be a child of light. And the celebration will last forever. Now that is worth your attention! If readers would like to comment on an article or suggest an idea for one, feel free to email Dr. Buck at: toddbucksr@gmail. com.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.Agents of TruthCLEWISTON — Church of Christ, located in Clewiston at 336 Central Ave., is hosting Agents of Truth Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Classes are for children in rst through sixth grade. Join the Church of Christ for fun, songs, puppets, games and Bible stories. Learn about God and His love. Light refreshments will be served. For questions or to register, please call 863-902-8822. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION FWCFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists provided an update at the agency’s June Commission meeting in Fort Myers regarding Florida panther research and conservation programs. Due to the success of panther conservation efforts over the past 40 years, the panther population has grown signi cantly since the 1970s, when the panther was federally listed as Endangered. Biologists have updated their “population range estimate” to re ect an increase to between 100 to 180 adult panthers in Florida. Based on this estimate and habitat availability, panthers likely have reached their carrying capacity south of the Caloosahatchee River. Historically, panthers ranged throughout Florida and into seven other southeastern states. Today, most panthers are found south of the Caloosahatchee River in Florida. The FWC and partners, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are preparing for the natural expansion of the increasing population. Because large tracts of land are needed to sustain a healthy panther population, private landowners will be crucial to range expansion. “Due to the expansive habitat needs of the Florida panther, the continued growth of their population presents a unique challenge to the FWC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” said FWC Commissioner Liesa Priddy. “As panther range expands, impacts on private landowners will continue to increase.” With the increasing number of panthers, there also are increasing interactions and conicts with people. The FWC and partner agencies currently are working with landowners to address the challenges they may face in having panthers on their lands. “We know panthers can prey upon pets and livestock, and we strive to nd solutions that work for people who experience these very real losses,” said Thomas Eason, director of the FWC’s Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.How to HelpPeople can help with panther research by reporting sightings at FloridaPantherNet.org. Reporting observations can help FWC biologists address panther conservation needs by identifying the areas used by these large cats. Florida residents can support panther conservation efforts by purchasing a Protect the Panther license plate, available at BuyAPlate. com. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWC’s research and management of Florida panthers. To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. For more information on Florida panthers, visit FloridaPantherNet.org. FWC Commissioners Receive Florida Panther Update Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 0.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. “The last two weeks have seen some large drops in oil prices and gasoline spot pricesa very exciting thing to see in the middle of the summer driving season,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Motorists have some nice relief coming at the pump to look forward to in the next week to two as these drops make it to retail outlets. Over the next week, the national average will fall back under $3.50/galsomething we haven’t seen since April, and will also drop under last year’s average in the next few days. There is also the possibility for further declines if we don’t see a hurricane or geopolitical tensions ruin things. I’d caution motorists as we expect these large decreases to only buy the amount of gasoline they immediately need as prices drop, and to shop around as price gaps between stations widen because of the quick decrease in wholesale gas price. Some stations will be buying the cheaper gasoline and passing on savings faster, leading to a wide array of gas prices,” DeHaan said. Gas PriceWHAT IS AMAZING... IS HOW HARD THE ORGANIZERS TRY FOR THEM TO BE REAL SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES—MINUS GOD.DR. TODD BUCK

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 6 PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSThe Book Mobile with homeschoolers Elisabeth Rudd, Giordana Mora ores and Gabriela Mora ores. PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSThe Book Mobile in Pioneer. PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSChildren at Iglesia de Dios got a chance to snag some books. PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSAn eager reader from Twin Lakes grabs a future favorite. PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSKids in Harlem checked out books from the Book Mobile. PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSThe Book Mobile visits the Twin Lakes mobile home park. PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSThe Book Mobile stops in Montura. PHOTO/CATISIA WILLIAMSTwo young girls get books from the Mobile in Fox Brier. During the summer months, the Hendry County School Board is encouraging all children to keep up their reading with the Summer Outreach Book Mobile. The rst-ever Book Mobile' in Clewiston is operated by Mrs. Catisia Williams and Mrs. Erlinda Brown, and is stopping by different locations with a variety of books to check out. This federally funded program, though targeted at migrant children, is open to all. They have already been to Montura, Pioneer, Harlem, Harlem Daycare, Iglesia de Dios, Twin Lakes, Mid State, Fox Brier, and old U.S. 27. On the last day of the outreach, there will be a book giveaway. No Child Left Behind: From Migrant Students to Homeschoolers MONEY WON’T CREATE SUCCESS. THE FREEDOM TO MAKE IT WILL. NELSON MANDELA

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7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 Crossword Puzzle BY DELORES MAXEYPageant Coordinator The Kissimmee Valley Christian Workers Congress convened at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Pahokee (Pastor Larry Harrell) from June 16 to 20. In attendance were churches from Belle Glade, Clewiston, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, LaBelle, Lake Placid, Okeechobee, Pahokee and South Bay. The theme for this session was, “Not a Fan but a Follower.” The week was a learning experience helping participants to distinguish between a fan and a follower of Jesus. The Congress ended with an exciting event, the Youth Pageant. Youth Pageant participants included Unique Sharp, New Bethel, LaBelle; Sa’Mya Russ, United, Pahokee; Nadia I ll, Greater Friendship, Clewiston; Ja’Khia Posey, Shiloh, Pahokee; Kreig Weston, United, Pahokee; and Darin Powell, Greater Friendship, Clewiston. Sa’Mya Russ, the daughter of Eurhonda Maxey and Eric Russ, was crowned 2014 queen, representing United Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor James W. White; and Darin Powell was crowned 2014 King, representing Friendship of Clewiston, Pastor Gary McNealy. Kissimmee Valley Missionary Baptist Association, 38th Annual Session of the Christian Workers Congress Youth Pageant. President Alonzo McKenzie, Moderator Kenneth C. Holley, and Coordinator Delores Maxey. Christian Youth Pageant SUBMITTED PHOTOKissimmee Valley Conference. SUBMITTED PHOTOKissimmee Valley Conference. I THINK THAT MUCH OF THE ADVICE GIVEN TO YOUNG MEN ABOUT SAVING MONEY IS WRONG. I NEVER SAVED A CENT UNTIL I WAS FORTY YEARS OLD. I INVESTED IN MYSELF – IN STUDY, IN MASTERING MY TOOLS, IN PREPA-RATION. MANY A MAN WHO IS PUTTING A FEW DOLLARS A WEEK INTO THE BANK WOULD DO MUCH BETTER TO PUT IT INTO HIMSELF. HENRY FORD

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 8 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) requests the public’s help in locating three species of rare birds during their breeding seasons. The southeastern American kestrel, the burrowing owl and the painted bunting are rare and declining species that are often overlooked by traditional monitoring programs such as the North American Breeding Bird Survey. People are encouraged to use the FWC’s new Rare Bird Registry to quickly map locations where they observe these species, with the option to upload photos and additional comments. It’s quick and easy to use. Data submitted will be used by FWC scientists to identify important breeding areas for these species as well as estimate the size of their populations. “The Rare Bird Registry is an excellent opportunity for the public to participate in research,” said Karl Miller, a biologist at the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. “Sightings will provide the FWC with valuable data to help us study and conserve some of Florida’s most unique and interesting species. This new website provides a great way to get involved.” To assist the FWC in locating these rare birds, visit MyFWC.com/Get-Involved and select “Citizen Science” then “Sightings” for the Rare Bird Registry link. FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking anglers to help gather important information about the Atlantic red snapper shery. The recreational red snapper season in Atlantic federal waters (beyond 3 nautical miles in the Atlantic) is open for 8 days this year: July 11, 12, 13; July 18, 19, 20; and July 25 and 26. Researchers at the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) will be out along Florida’s east coast during each day of the season, asking recreational shers about their red snapper trips and their catch. This special survey is needed to gather more precise information on the numbers of red snapper caught by recreational anglers and spear shers during the harvest season. Researchers will also collect biological samples of harvested sh (which will not affect the llets) to help determine the age of each red snapper. Last year researchers collected 1,701 samples from red snapper harvested during the three-day recreational season. “Information shared by recreational shers during this cooperative research effort is an important opportunity for sheries scientists to obtain valuable data that can be used to assess the health of the stock and sustainability of the shery,” explained FWRI researcher Beverly Sauls. “Data provided by recreational anglers during the 2013 season helped to make the 2014 season possible—these data are integral to understanding the Atlantic red snapper shery.” While the federal opening will have no minimum size limit and a bag limit of one sh per person per day, in Florida state waters (from shore to 3 nautical miles) there is a 20-inch total length minimum size limit, and a bag limit of two sh per person, per day. Vessels with red snapper smaller than the state’s minimum size limit must travel through state waters without stopping and have shing gear stowed. When anglers catch a tagged red snapper, FWC researchers ask that they report it to the Angler Tag Return Hotline: 800-367-4461. When calling the hotline, anglers should indicate the species, tag number, date and time of capture, catch location, sh length, type of bait used and whether the sh was kept or released. If the sh is released, the angler is asked to leave the tag in place to help with future data collection. For more information about red snapper sampling efforts, and for a list of carcass dropoff locations, visit MyFWC.com/Research, then click “Saltwater,” “Commercial and Recreational Fisheries,” and then “Recreational Fisheries.” For information on red snapper regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing, and click on “Saltwater Fishing” under “Recreational Regulations” and then select “Atlantic Snappers.” FLORIDA RECYCLING PARTNERSHIPRecycle Florida launched a new awards program to recognize excellence in the industry. The Recycle Florida presented Environmental Sustainability Awards (R.F.T.E.S.) at the annual conference held in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. The Florida Recycling Partnership won the inaugural award for Non-Pro t/Public Recycling Program for their work in promoting recycling. Keyna Cory, Executive Director, accepted the award on behalf of the Partnership members. The Florida Recycling Partnership (FRP) was reactivated last October. It is a coalition of businesses and associations dedicated to improving Florida’s recycling rates. Members of the partnership are proactively implementing initiatives in their organizations and companies to reduce the waste they produce, and increase recycled materials. Additionally their members are working to create greater recycling opportunities for consumers. They believe in the motto reduce, reuse and recycle. The mission of FRP is to educate policy makers at the state and local level as well as the general public on the bene ts of recycling. The education program will focus speci cally on recycling and will be done through newsletters, social media, special events and at conferences. Their rst event was Florida Recycles Day at the Capitol and included the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Secretary, Herschel Vinyard, presenting the DEP Recycling Recognition Award to Florida State University for reaching a recycling rate of 48 percent. In January members of their Board of Directors gave a presentation to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee about recycling efforts. The Partnership has created and distributed three newsletters and a video highlighting what different companies are doing to increase recycling rates. The video was submitted to Recycle Florida Today as part of the application for the R.F.T.E.S. Award. “When you bring together some of the top100 Florida companies and associations, you can make the statement that recycling is important... and people listen,” said Cory. “We will continue our outreach initiatives to encourage businesses to maximize existing recycling programs.” Help the FWC Locate Rare Upland Birds Public is Asked to Help Collect Wildlife DataFlorida east coast anglers encouraged to help FWC collect red snapper data Recycling Partnership Wins AwardThe Florida Recycling Partnership wins award for their work in promoting recycling INFORMATION SHARED BY RECREATIONAL FISHERS DURING THIS COOPERATIVE RESEARCH EFFORT IS AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR FISHERIES SCIENTISTS TO OBTAIN VALUABLE DATA THAT CAN BE USED TO ASSESS THE HEALTH OF THE STOCK AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE FISHERY...BEVERLY SAULS

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9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 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 863-228-7840.CHS VolleyballNew Clewiston High School volleyball coach, Samantha Ortiz, will be holding open gyms this summer for girls to come in and start conditioning for the season. Open gym will be held Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volleyball tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the week of August 4. Exact dates and times will be announced at a later date. Parents and students may contact Ms. Ortiz at samanthao26@yahoo.com or at 863-233-3765. SCHOOL BRIEFS TIME IS MONEY. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsPerhaps the only thing more annoying than mosquitoes are the fees residents have to pay to keep them under control. But since those pesty insects won’t be moving out of South Florida any time soon, the city of Clewiston is considering a $1 increase in the amount residents pay towards keeping them at bay. The proposed fee increase was brought up for discussion at the city commission workshop on Monday, July 14 when Public Works Director Sean Schef er said he wanted to add more aerial and ground applications to the mosquito control schedule. By raising the now $6-per-month fee by $1, it would allow an additional ve aerial sprays, 20 trapping days and 1,000 miles of ground spray, said Schef er. Some commissioners, however, were wary of the proposal. Commissioner James Pittman told Schef er he wanted less mosquitoes biting him as a result of the increase, otherwise he wouldn’t support it. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez called the fee increase “typical government stuff,” saying the city was going to reduce fees for residents in one area (referring to the decrease in recreation fees that are anticipated because of the East County Recreation Agreement), just to turn around and raise them in another. The mosquito control fee, which is added to city resident’s utility bills each month, has remained at $6 for the past decade or so. And with of cials worrying about a rate increase in next year’s mosquito control contract with Clarke, a portion of the fee increase could go towards covering those increased rates. Schef er also suggested the commission consider a 12-month contract for mosquito control, instead of a six-month contract. His department, Schef er said, began spraying for mosquitoes three months earlier than usual this year. The city commission will discuss the proposed fee increase further at their regular meeting to be held Monday, July 21 at 5 p.m. in Clewiston’s City Hall. Can Residents Afford Another Fee Increase?City Commission discusses proposed $1-per-month fee increase on utility bills to fund mosquito control

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Quali ed candidates should apply to: www. seacoastnational.com EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Drug-Free Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Part Time PT MERCHANDISER needed in Clewiston area. To apply www.apply2jobs.com/tng Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Hunting & FishingLooking for land to take my son and daughter hunting for hogs and or deer. willing to pay for use of land and will sign a waiver of liability! I have hunted all my life and I am a good steward of the land and very respectful of other peoples land. If you have some land and want to get a few hogs off it and make some cash let me know. Kevin Cape coral. (239)297-6661 or (239)321-9174 Landscaping Supplies Landscaping Supplies Apartments1bed/1bath Wildwood apts. 863.983.3151 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. Greentree East Apartments 2 Bdrm. Apts. •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager • Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities •Farm workers welcomed Call 9021577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer 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. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Condos/Townhouses RentTOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Clewiston. Ready to move in. New World Realty. 305-444-9300 or 305-951-7666. Mobile Home LotsDuplex Mobile Home Lot w/seperate water meters & septic tank. Singlewide mobile on one lot (needs replaced) other lot 3BR, 2BA Combo Mobile & Family Room add on rental. Reduced Quick Sale. Owner out of town. All offers considered. 577 Mellisa Dr. (off of 833, half mile from 27). (863)381-0609 Duplex Mobile Home Lot w/sperate water meters & septic tank. Singlewide mobile on one lot (needs replaced) other lot 3BR, 2BA Combo Mobile & Family Room add on rental. Reduced Quick Sale. Owner out of town. All offers considered. 577 Mellisa Dr. (off of 833, half mile from 27). (863)381-0609 Mobile Home RentClewiston 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 10 TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS PROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMS Work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. Attributes Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape. Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus. Network Administrator Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Elsie Sellers Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product.205 South W.C. Owen Ave Clewiston, Fl. 33440 (863) 983-6181 Supporting Sponsors: Riverside Real Estate Calvins Cooling Corp. Hurricane Charlies Caloosa Belle The UPS Store LaBelle PG Waterfront Hotel Everglades Seasoning Sweet Party Rental € Savage 4X4 Deans South of the Border Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro & Noone 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 PHOTO/MELISSA BELTZSummer School at the LibraryMore than 20 students graduated from the Clewiston Library’s summer school program on July 3. The four-week program helped students going into the third, fourth and fth grades catch up from last year and get a head start for when they go back to school next month. Each student received a certi cate of achievement during the graduation ceremony, as well as a free backpack with school supplies and special prizes for the top students in each grade. At the end of the ceremony, students enjoyed some complimentary yogurt from YoGusto! FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHWe know the deadly consequences of tobacco use in Hendry County and we encourage our students to never start. Unfortunately, this advice is not as effective if the people who give it don’t back it up. It has been stated by countless youth in Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) chapter about faculty, staff, parents and visitors smoking or using tobacco near or on school grounds. Tobacco free schools are an important step to building a healthier future for all of us. That’s why it’s time for Hendry County School District to move forward with a 100 percent, comprehensive Tobacco-Free Policy by working to approve the recommendations set forth by the Center’s for Disease Control (CDC). These policies create a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors while sending a clear message about the dangers of tobacco use and that tobacco doesn’t belong in our schools or on our campuses. In the United States, nearly nine out of 10 smokers start by age 18. In Florida, more than 18,900 kids (under 18 years of age) become new cigarette smokers each year. Tobacco use initiation often leads to a lifetime of addiction, resulting in devastating diseases and early death. In fact, one of three youth who continue to smoke will die early because of smoking. That’s why a clearer message needs to be sent. We can look at neighboring Glades County School Distict and other surrounding counties as an example. They don’t allow tobacco-use on any School Distirct property during school or at any events held on school property, and a plan to help adults quit tobacco and provide educational support to students has been outlined. The Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership and SWAT want our schools to be 100 percent tobacco free – inside and out! Join us in taking a stand against tobacco in Hendry County. Additionally, Florida has a notable youthled movement (SWAT) and a statewide media campaign driven by powerful advertisements that demonstrate the dangers and real-life consequences of tobacco use, inspiring Floridians to quit and encouraging youth to never begin. Your voice is important. Let’s eliminate tobacco in our schools today and prevent our youth from starting a lifetime of addiction. For more information, or to get involved in this initiative or others, you may contact the Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership at hendrytfp@gmail.com. Help Make Our Schools Tobacco Free

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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5pm at the Central County Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the dike project and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 466097 CN 7/10,17/2014 NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the School Board will conduct a regular meeting on July 29, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd oor, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to designate certain positions for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class within the Florida Retirement System.Proposed positions to be included in the Senior Management Services Class may be reviewed at the Human Resource Of ce, Hendry County School Board, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Patrick B. Langford, Chairman Paul K. Puletti, Superintendent 466016 CN 7/10,17/2015 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014 CP-38 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH LEON WARREN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kenneth Leon Warren, deceased, whose date of death was March 16, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER T HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is July 3rd, 2014. Personal Representative: Barbara Scruggs PO Box 204 Lake Harbor, Florida 33459 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Douglas L. Rankin, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 365068 2335 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 308 Naples, FL 34103 T elephone: (239) 262-0061 Fax: (239) 262-2092 E-Mail: drankin@sprintmail.com Secondary E-Mail: drankin@drankinlaw.comcastbiz.net paralegal@drankinlaw.comcastbiz.net 466088 CN 7/10,17/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2013-CA-000299 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v.ALEJANDRO ROQUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEJANDRO ROQUE; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES AS ASSIGNEE OF BEST BUY; LVNV FUNDING LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF HOUSEHOLD-BEST BUY; PREMIUM ASSET RECOVERY CORPORATION Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 26, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 16 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 17 IN BLOCK 447 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 432 W. SAGAMORE AVE., CLEWISTON, FL 33440at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 25 E. Hickpochee, 2nd Floor, Labelle, FL on 8-13-14 beginning at 11:00 AM. 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 30th day of Junel, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.466183 CN 7/10,17/2014 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at YOUR 1 STOP AUTO SHOP, INC. Lot at 521 East Haiti Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 on Tuesday the 26th of July at 10:00 Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: Year : 2004 Make: CHEV VIN: 1GNDT13S442224174 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS “ with no guarantees. 466265 CN 7/16/2014 NOTICE OF MEETINGThe Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will meet at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the District Of ce. 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to amend the 2014-2015 budget and tax rates and to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public.Mark Colbert, Chairman 466294 CGS 7/17,24/2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 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 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 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING/INSPECTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTING A 12-FOOT WIDE RIGHT TURN LANE FROM SOUTHBOUND CR 835, A 12-FOOT WIDE LEFT TURN LANE FROM NORTHBOUND CR 835 AND A PROPOSED PRIVATE ACCESS ROAD SERVING THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2014-17 Opening Date and Time: August 14, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for construction of a 12-foot wide right turn lane from southbound CR 835, a 12-foot wide left turn lane from northbound CR 835 and a proposed private access road serving the main entrance of a commercial development in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design permitting services, and construction engineering/inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., August 14, 2014, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one (1) or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Engineering Of ce, by email at konan@hendry .net, online at www.hendry a.net, or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 466263 CN/CB 7/17,24,31;8/7/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 12 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida 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 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 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 IN THE ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT FORT WAYNE, INDIANA Cause No.: 02D08-1403-JT-29SUMMOMS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF ALLEN SS: IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP OF: Israel D. Vanegas And Cheryl Lynn Vanegas, mother Israel Vanegas, father TO: Israel Vanegas NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent, whose whereabouts are unknown, and who is the parent of Israel D. Vanegas, born September 26, 1997 that a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights in the above named Child, has been led by the Indiana Department of Child Services, Allen County Of ce, in the Allen County Superior Court, and YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO APPEAR before the Judge of said Court at the Courthouse, Room 208, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 260-449-4681, on the 29th day of October, 2014 at 9:30 o’clock A.M., to attend an Initial hearing/Termination hearing and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights in said Child, and YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said Child; and if the court terminates your parentchild relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said child, and YOU ARE ENTITLED TO REPRESENTATION BY AN ATTORNEY provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship. YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in the case in person or by attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, an adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you without further notice. THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES is Cherrie Wells, 201 E. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46806, telephone (260) 458-6100. Date this 23rd day of June, 2014. Lisbeth Borgmann Clerk of Allen County 466184 CN 7/10,17,24/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, beginning at 9:00 A.M. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, for the adoption of the following Ordinance: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2014AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING GLADES COUNTY’S CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REPEAL PART II, CHAPTER 117 “FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION”; TO ADOPT A NEW PART II, CHAPTER 117; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on le at the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND 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. IF ANY INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY MANAGER AT (863) 946-6000 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING, SO THAT THE NEEDS FOR THE SPECIFIC DISABILITY MAY BE ADDRESSED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD. 466292 GCD 7/17/2014 NOTICE OF CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, will hold a continued public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, beginning at 9:00 A.M. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, for the adoption of the following Ordinance: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2014AN ORDINANCE REGULATING NOISE; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS: PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on le at the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The above referenced public hearing is being continued from an originally noticed public hearing date and time of Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M., which was continued to Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND 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. IF ANY INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY MANAGER AT (863) 946-6000 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING, SO THAT THE NEEDS FOR THE SPECIFIC DISABILITY MAY BE ADDRESSED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD. 466293 GCD 7/17/2014 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 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 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 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 REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICTYou are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. NOTICE monthly meeting will be held every fourth Wednesday of each month in the year of 2014. UNLESS otherwise advertised.466091 CN 7/10,17/2014 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014

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GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICEGovernor Rick Scott announced he has signed Senate Bill 1666 which strengthens laws and increases resources to protect children from abuse and neglect. Governor Scott said, “As a father and a grandfather, the safety of Florida’s children is a top priority. That’s why this session we succeeded in creating 270 additional child protective investigators, so we can decrease caseloads and provide our servants in the eld the support they need to ensure we’re doing everything possible to protect our children. We have to do everything we can to protect our children from abuse and neglect, and these reforms and targeted investments will better enable our child welfare servants to do their job.” The reforms signed into law today establish a new Assistant Secretary for Child Welfare at DCF, create a “Critical Incident Rapid Response Team” to quickly investigate child abuse deaths where the child was known to the child welfare system, strengthen provisions relating to safety plans for children who have been abused or neglected and codi es that the foremost goal of the department is to protect the best interest of children. “We are eager to start implementing this important bill and the resources provided to put needed boots on the ground to protect children,” Interim DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said. “Governor Scott has been a strong and vocal supporter for the children of this state and these reforms would not have been realized without his leadership and devotion to Florida’s vulnerable children.” Senate President Don Gaetz said, “The goal of this bipartisan legislation is to build on our more than $1.3 billion existing commitment to child welfare through targeted policies that aim to prevent child deaths due to maltreatment, to learn from tragedies we cannot prevent, and to expand the resources needed to help families stay whole and healthy.” House Speaker Will Weatherford said, “I’m proud we were able to pass this critical legislation reforming our child welfare system to better protect children. While we can never prevent every tragedy from happening, adding additional caseworkers and services for families in crisis will help ensure our child welfare system can continue to serve more children in need and new transparency measures will hold government accountable for improvements. I thank Senate President Gaetz and Governor Scott for making the safety of our children a priority this year.” Senator Garret Richter, President Pro Tempore, said, “With this critical investment in prevention services for Florida children and families, Governor Scott and the Legislature are paving the way for more children to grow up in safe, nurturing homes. We must stay focused on the end goal, and that is healthy families.” Senator Eleanor Sobel, Senate bill sponsor, said, “This is landmark legislation in terms of improving Florida’s child welfare system. We worked tirelessly during session to hear from advocates and experts from around the state to ensure the needs of vulnerable families were being met and the changes in this bill will strengthen our approach to helping Florida’s children and families. Thank you to Governor Scott for signing this remarkable legislation.” Senator John Thrasher said, “Governor Scott signing this historical child welfare bill shows his steadfast support for the families and children our state is called to serve. This important new law allows DCF to make strategic improvements to further the goal of protecting Florida’s most vulnerable.” Senator Denise Grimsley said, “Ensuring the safety of our state’s children is our rst and most important priority. It is incumbent on us to never stop trying to improve, and this legislation starts us down a path of learning from mistakes, particularly child fatalities, and ensuring our communities participate in making sure services are in place for those children and families most at risk.” Senator Aaron Bean said, “My colleagues and I stand with the Governor in his support and signing of SB 1666 strengthening our state’s protection of Florida’s vulnerable children. We are committed to seeing positive change and stopping even one more child in Florida from falling victim to abuse and neglect.” Senator Joe Negron said, “I thank the Governor for seeing the value of protecting at-risk children in our state and focusing attention on improving child welfare practice. I look forward to seeing these changes implemented and the positive progress that will result.” Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli said, “Child welfare requires a community and statewide effort and this legislation clari es how agencies will work together to respond quickly and systematically to child deaths resulting from abuse or neglect. Improving our response must be an ongoing and urgent commitment. SB 1666 takes important steps to protect our most at-risk children by enhancing the quality of our child protection workforce as well as increasing the transparency and expert review of the child welfare system so needed improvements can be made more rapidly and save children’s lives.” Representative Marti Coley, Speaker Pro Tempore, said, “I can think of few worthier causes than raising standards and best practices to protect Florida’s children who suffer from abuse and neglect. I thank Governor Scott for signing this bill and commend the legislative teams, state agencies and advocates who worked so hard to see these changes come to fruition.” Representative Gayle Harrell, House bill sponsor, said, “This legislation puts child safety rst, which puts all our efforts in perspective. This legislation also will improve the services necessary they need to grow up and become successful. It is part of the coordinated approach we have taken this year and is the last of the three bills we have passed to protect children. Our children will be much safer as a result. I applaud Governor Scott for signing this bill into law today.” Representative Seth McKeel said, “I applaud that this legislation addresses the high caseloads DCF has been working under and provides more child welfare positions to give investigators more time to spend on each case. Every abuse or neglect case is complex and involves hours if not days of work to ensure the right services are provided and the right decisions are made.” Representative Matt Hudson said, “Increasing the number of child protective investigators with social work backgrounds can only enhance the system and bring another dimension to this important work. This legislation helps make that possible with nancial incentives and support to reward those who choose this worthy career.” Representative Richard Corcoran said, “The child welfare bill being signed into law today puts the needs of Florida’s endangered children rst by improving case practice and making sure their best interests are being served. I am pleased my fellow legislators put such hard work into this bill, and I stand with the Governor in signing it today.” Kurt Kelly, CEO of the Florida Coalition for Children, said, “This legislation makes the safety of children paramount. From the time we transitioned to a community-based care system in Florida, lawmakers have shown their commitment to investing in the protection and safety of children in our state. The Governor and the Legislature have now taken another step in the right direction with this legislation, ensuring we’re taking a long-term view of Florida’s child welfare system and the investment needed to keep children safe.” Shelley Katz, Chairwoman of the Florida Coalition for Children Board of Directors and Chief Operating Of cer of Children’s Home Society of Florida, said, “We commend Governor Scott and our Legislature for focusing on our state’s most vulnerable children during the 2014 session. The enactment of SB 1666 is an important step toward improving the safety and well-being of children who have suffered abuse or neglect and those who are at risk of such suffering. As we know more must still be done, our communitybased-care and provider organizations look forward to continued partnership with lawmakers, DCF and our communities to create a premier child welfare system to best protect Florida’s children.” Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 14 BY KATRINA ELSKEN Special to e Clewiston NewsA Clewiston woman was seriously injured Saturday, July 12, after she apparently lost control of her vehicle and crashed on U.S. 27 in Glades County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Mayra Zuniga, 21, of Clewiston, was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer southbound on U.S. 27 in the inside lane. The front of the vehicle began to yaw to the right. The vehicle then began to travel southwest across the southbound lanes of the highway. The driver lost control as the Explorer departed the roadway. The vehicle overturned on the west grassy shoulder and the driver was ejected. The Explorer came to rest in a ditch west of the roadway. Ms. Zuniga was transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, Elazarus Blackmon, 23, of Moore Haven, received minor injuries in the crash and was also transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center. G.C. Crash Sends Two to Hospital Governor Signs Legislation to Protect Children

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Northern Mockingbird is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. During the 19th century, Northern Mockingbirds nearly vanished from the East Coast of the United States where they were trapped or young were taken from nests for sale as caged birds. Since then, their numbers have rebounded. The Northern Mockingbird is now a common bird that breeds in southeastern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Greater Antilles. It is often seen in suburban habitats and elds on low hanging branches, fences, power lines or on the ground. During harsh weather, northern birds may move to southern states. Northern Mockingbirds don't usually visit backyard feeders, but prefer foraging for insects, berries and seeds This medium-sized songbird is generally eight to 12 inches long with a long tail, small head, a long, thin bill and long legs. The short, rounded wings have two wingbars. The white patch on its wings and tail become obvious when the Northern Mockingbird is in ight. They are best known for singing during the day, through the night or during full moons. They are good mimickers of other birds, animals, squeaky gates, machinery, car horns, barking dogs and whistles. Humans might be fooled by the Mockingbird's songs, but their calls often fail to fool other birds, such as the Florida ScrubJay. Males Mockingbirds may have 50 to 200 songs, with females singing more quietly and less often than males. Common calls include a harsh dry "chak" or a piercing series of notes. Nests are built by both the male and female with the male doing most of the work while the female watches for predators. Mockingbirds will aggressively defend their nests. The female lays two to six pale blue or greenish white eggs, splotched with red or brown, in twig nest lined with grasses, dead leaves and trash. Incubation takes 12 to 13 days with the young being born with light gray down. The male and female feed the young for one to two weeks. Fledglings will leave their parents when they are able to y and nd food on their own. "The oldest Northern Mockingbird on record was 14 years and 10 months old" (Cornell's All About Birds).STA-5 Trip InformationPhotographers, birders, adults and youth are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips at at STA-5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Email Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202 to reserve a spot. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2015 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs are available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. 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! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 17, 2014 Inland Birding Fun: Northern Mockingbird PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERClose up of the Northern Mockingbird, now a common bird throughout the U.S. Margaret England

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