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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsHe can remember the bustling station in the heart of town during the late great decade of the 1950s. Near the south shores of Lake Okeechobee, he met his father at the Lake Harbor depot -the overnight stop for freight trains hauling sugarcane and other agricultural goods on the 71-mile track connecting the small town to Fort Pierce. “Every car was full,” remembers Richard Beall, whose father worked the Lake Harbor turn out of Fort Pierce in the 1950s on the Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC). “I remember it being so isolated from the rest of the railway system.” That isolation, due in part to the agricultural elds that spanned the outlying countryside of the small lakeside towns, was coupled by the transient nature of the people who made up the population of those towns as they followed the seasons and crops they yielded. It is these factors that have made Beall’s search for information about BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Clewiston City Commission convened inside city hall for a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 to discuss their recent vote on the tentative millage rate. At their last regular meeting on July 21, commissioners voted to set the tentative millage rate at the same rate as scal year 2013. Though commissioners would have the ability to change the rate later on in the budget season, the rate could only be lowered, not raised. Some commissioners voiced concerns about not having “wiggle room” in the budget if the millage rate were set at last year’s 6.1957 mills, especially with many of the city’s buildings needing a fresh coat of paint, new roofs and other necessary maintenance. Commissioner Kristine Petersen would have been the deciding vote the night of July 22, as commissioners Julio Rodriguez and Mali Gardner sat on one side of the fence, and ComSearching for the South Lake StationsFEC historian calls on locals for information about former depots around the lake City Reconsiders Millage RateIn a special meeting, commissioners vote to raise tentative millage rateTHURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014VOL. 88 NUMBER 28 50¢ B R F H P T O C C A P SEE STATIONS 8 SEE RATE 11 PHOTO/ JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZAOpal Hancock with dog outside her home. Remembering a woman who helped to make Clewiston “America’s Sweetest Town.” See page for full story. Remembering: Opal Hancock

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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.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.Business of the Year AwardNominations are now being accepted for the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce Ninth Annual Business of the Year Award. The Business of the Year Award recognizes the dedication, achievement and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by an exceptional local business. The Board of Directors selection committee takes in to account the business’ innovation/excellence, growth/ improvement, employee investment and commitment to our local community. Do you know a local business that you feel is deserving of this recognition? You do not have to be a chamber member to nominate your favorite local business, but the business must be a member in good standing with the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce. The winner of this year’s award will be recognized at the 66th Annual Chamber Dinner on Sept. 16 at Dunwody Lodge. For more information, please call 863-983-7979.Big Lake Financial ServicesCome out and meet Frank Harris of Big Lake Financial Services and have all of your nance questions answered by the expert! This Chamber Business Social will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Chamber ofce located at 109 Central Ave. Chamber socials are open to the community and we hope you will bring along a friend or two and learn something new while you mix and mingle with light refreshments.New Summer Pool HoursCity of Clewiston and Harlem has instituted new summer pool hours. Clewiston C.S. Mott Pool: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Harlem James Mason Pool: Sunday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Cold War Cyber Spy SizzlesBY WILLIAM G. PERRY, PH.D. Author of Cold War Cyber SpyMore than 70 million baby boomers remember the “duck and cover” drills of the Cold War. It was a time when the future of the world hung in the balance and computers became tools of war. Today, cyber warfare is a major national security concern. Learn how it all began. Cold War Cyber Spy weaves a tale of a young computer scientist, Jake Downing. He was there from the beginning and created the Jasmine Model, a CIA program that could make predictions. The Jasmine Model made it possible for the U.S. to gain a signi cant strategic advantage over the Soviet Union. The rulers and spymasters in Moscow took notice and launched a covert mission from Cuba to capture Jake and to steal the technology. Cold War Cyber Spy is a technothriller on the order of early Clancy novels and includes romance. It’s lled with danger, spy craft and love and is packed with suspense, deception and betrayal. The book is fast-paced, entertaining and packed with raw human emotion and excitement. The author, Dr. William G. Perry, grew up in Clewiston. He is an information security analyst and researcher who did pioneering work detecting over-the-horizon threats using computers models.Can You Relate?BY LAKYSHIA L. SHELTON HUBERT AuthorLakyshia L. Shelton Hubert, 25, was born in Pahokee and raised in Clewiston. She is the youngest of six siblings and a host of step brothers and sisters that her parents helped raise over the years. Lakyshia is also a loving wife and mother of two young sons. In 2013, Lakyshia and her mother, Mary Shelton, joined together to publish two poetry books called, “Poetry of Life, Part One and Two.” These books bring readers on an emotional journey of the lust of young love -what older folks would call “puppy” or “blind” love -which leads to a lifetime of pain. The pleasure of intercourse can lead to a lifetime of pain. Many parts of the book are the author’s own experiences, while others are experiences of people known to the author, the diseases, the story and the life of the streets. “I’m bringing these stories out because I want to reach out to you, young girls, boys, women and men,” said Lakyshia. “Sometimes you feel as if you’re too grown to listen to your parents, you feel as if you have no one to talk to, [that] no one can relate to your story. I want to reach out to you rape victims who are scared to speak out or get any help for yourselves.” Everyone has a story. When Lakyshia nally picked up a pen to put her story on paper, she set out on a mission to tell of the experiences she had kept bottled up for so long, and to reach out to the young girls and boys who may be going through similar experiences. “Open your mind and heart as you read through these pages. We all have been victimized, open your eyes so you can feel pure and alive again,” said Lakyshia.Pick up Lakyshia’s new book, “Poetry of Life, Part One and Two.” “Let’s stand together and make our voices rise to be heard. I love each and every one of you, may God bless you.” -Lakyshia HubertPoetry of LifeBY MARY L. BURNETT SHELTON AuthorMary L. Burnett Shelton, 49, was born in Clewiston. She attended school in Moore Haven, where she graduated. Mary then later moved to Clewiston. Mary has been writing poetry since 2004. In the fall of 2005, Mary entered and won a poetry contest, after which one of her poems was published in the book, “Celebrate Poets Speak Out.” Lakyshia L. Shelton Hubert, 25, is 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 7, 2014 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATIONSEE NEWS 6

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Hendry County School BoardAnnounces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under theNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMSAny interested person may review a copy of the policy by contactingDarrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Fl. 33935 • Telephone # (863) 674-4113 an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Adthe school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674-4108. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Addit ionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; • Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy Sheila Sheltra on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing t oGordon Swaggerty, 475 East Osceola Av., Clewiston, Fl, 33440 Telephone # (863) 674-4620Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by th e school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. ***Meals served at this school are available at no cost regardless of the eligibility determination.**FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALSEffective from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015 To determine annual income: • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employm ent on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orie ntation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) “USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2014 4 FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) designated a small island in Martin County, known locally as Bird Island, as a Critical Wildlife Area (CWA). The spoil island, also identi ed as MC2, is an important nesting site for a variety of wading birds and one shorebird species. For protection of these birds, the entire island, its breakwater structure and the waters immediately surrounding are closed to public access throughout the year in order to create a protective buffer. The buffer will be marked by signs and will vary from 30 to 150 feet in width. The FWC accomplished this designation with the support of various partners including Martin County, the town of Seawall's Point and several other stakeholder groups. Based on the abundance and diversity of birds using the island, biologists consider Bird Island one of the top 10 waterbird colonies in south Florida. The two-acre island provides nesting habitat for at least 17 bird species, eight of which are state or federally listed as species of special concern or endangered, respectively, and roosting habitat for many more. Bird Island is the rst CWA to be established by the Commission in more than 20 years. CWAs are established by the FWC to protect important congregations of one or more species of wildlife from human disturbance during critical life stages. Human disturbance can cause wildlife to abandon high-quality habitat that is necessary for their survival. Currently, there are 18 CWAs throughout Florida, which are managed for nesting and wintering shorebirds, wading birds, gopher tortoises and bats. Located next to the town of Seawall's Point, Bird Island is one of seven spoil islands in Martin County created as a result of dredging in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. For more on Critical Wildlife Areas, go to MyFWC.com/Conservation, click on "Terrestrial Programs" then "Critical Wildlife Areas." New Critical Wildlife Area Will Protect Nesting Birds IN THE THEATER, YOU GO FROM POINT A TO POINT Z, BUILDING YOUR PERFORMANCE AS THE EVENING PRO-GRESSES. 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5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 7, 2014 Finding a Better World; Not Without Dif cultyBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martin’s ChurchI remember hearing about students trying to be helpful in one of their science classes. Caterpillars were in the process of morphing into butter ies. The students observed the cocoons and waited as they were developing. One impatient student felt he could help the process along and decided to open a cocoon to let the newly-forming butter y out. The butter y was not fully developed and was short-lived. The nourishment needed was not absorbed and exercise gained by going through the struggle to escape was denied. Good intentions ended badly; a greater lesson was "let nature take its own course." Too often people try to be of help by intervening in a course of events and things may take an unexpected turn. I have found at times that the best way to help is to leave things alone. Things may take an unexpected turn along the way but a whole new world is opened up. I've been complimented by having students tell me, "there's a lot more to this than I imagined," when we covered human behavior, or when they didn't think they'd like a course but became fascinated with it. A good friend had to take early retirement because of health problems. We kept in touch and he began volunteering at the zoo in the community where he found himself. One day he told me, "There's a whole world in there," and he talked about the nature and personalities of the animals he had come to know. I've shared some of the "worlds" I've been blessed to encounter with others over time. They've remarked with a certain sense of awe that, "There is a whole other world here." Yes, in my Father's house there are many mansions. Recent lessons in scriptural readings related the story of Jacob wrestling with God (Genesis 32:32ff). Jacob was concerned about restoring relations with his brother, Esau, but their alienation had left him afraid. He hoped to pacify his brother with gifts and sent the gifts ahead to his brother while he stayed behind. Finding himself alone, he encounters someone who wrestles with him all night. His opponent was strong and wrenched Jacob's hip socket; but Jacob refuses to give up the ght. When the man asks nally to be let go, Jacob replies "I will not let you go unless you bless me ( 32:26)." Jacob learns that he has been wrestling with God! God changes his name: Jacob is to become Israel. Sources reveal that "Israel" means "struggles with God." RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATIONSee Religion — Page 7 Samuel S. Thomas

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Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Carl Ray Dishman, 72CLEWISTON — US Army Veteran Carl Ray Dishman passed away Aug. 2, 2014 in West Palm Beach. He was born Oct. 7, 1941 in Livingston, Tenn., to the late Earlin and the late Susie (McDonald) Dishman. Survivors include his daughter, Carla (Todd) Dishman Wheeler, of Clewiston; brother, James (Connie) Dishman of Auburndale; sisters, Jerelene (Frank) Towe of Winter Haven, Betty (Otis deceased) Phillips of Lake Wales, Mary Ruth (Robert) Ledbetter of Tennessee; and granddaughter, Victoria Wheeler of Clewiston. A private family memorial will be held on a later date. In lieu of owers, the family requests memorial donations be made to support the Fisher House 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Jimmie (Jim, James) Lee Herrington, 84MOORE HAVEN — Jimmie Lee Herrington passed July 31, 2014 at home. He was born Sept. 21, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA, to the late Benjamin and late Ruth (Gladfelter) Herrington. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Link; wife, Rita (Nedeau) Herrington; daughters, Diana Nunes, Paula Morse; and son, Bruce Herrington. Survivors include daughter, Brenda Updyke; sons, William, David, Kevin and Steven Herrington; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He served in the Army and Air Force. He was a member of Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church, the Elks Lodge in Clewiston, American Legion and numerous other charitable organizations. His memorial service was held 11 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2014 at Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church in Clewiston with Rev. Samuel Thomas Ph.D. of ciating. A reception followed at the Elks Lodge. Interment will be at South FL National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL. Memorials are asked to be given to charity in his name. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Opal Ophelia Royal Hancock, 95CLEWISTON — Opal Ophelia Royal Hancock passed away Aug. 4, 2014 in Clewiston. She was born June 30, 1919 in Crosland, Colquitt County, Ga. to the late Charlie J. Royal and the late Zollie Loretta (Taylor) Royal. She was the y oungest of nine children. She had ve brothers and three sisters, all of w hom predeceased her, brothers, Bernard Royal, Valdosta, Ga., W hipple Royal, Miami, Fla., Charlie Royal, Jacksonville, Fla., Clarence Royal and Stuart Royal, V aldosta, Ga.; sisters, Blonnie Royal Burks, Valdosta, Ga., Annie Royal Murphy, Moultrie, Ga., and Ona Mae Eaton, Bowling Green, Ky. Opal was married Sept. 28, 1940 to Cluie Hancock from Moultrie, Ga. He preceded her in death, Aug. 4, 1989. She had no children. Opal was active in the community and received the following honors. 1997 the rst “Golden Heart Award” from Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 1998-”Woman of the Year” award from Business and Professional Women, 2000-”Women of Accomplishment” award from Palm Beach Community College, 2000-”Citizen of the Year” award from the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 2004-honored with clock dedication in Clewiston. Clock is located on the corner of Ventura Av. and Central Avenue, 2005-”Distinguished Service” award for the Toys for Tots from Hendry County Sheriff’s Dept., 2007-2nd Runner-Up for “Ms. Senior Citizen Beauty Queen”, 2012-Caloosa Federated Republican W omen “Director Emeritus Award” and 2014-Sugar Festival Honoree. Her efforts have certainly left their mark and few cities have been blessed with a Goodwill Ambassador the likes of Opal Royal Hancock. She was a member of the Retired Ladies of US Sugar Corp, Evangel Assembly of God, Honorary Member of Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, National Autumn Leaf Collectors Club, Madame Alexander Doll Club, Ladies of the Lake USA, Clewiston Museum, Friends of A nimal, Hallmark Collector’s Society, Historical Society, Sesquicentennial Society Board Member and WIFE: Women Involved in Farm Economics. Opal was an original partner of Clewiston Florist which was established in 1967 w ith Frances Baldree Deese. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Evangel Assembly of God in Clewiston with Rev. John Hicks of ciating. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Evangel Assembly Of God. Memorial donations can be made to Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation, Clewiston Museum or Clewiston Christian School. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Obituaries Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2014 6 the youngest of Mary’s children. Lakyshia has been writing since she was 12 years of age. These poems in “Poetry of Life” are about different aspects of life, love, marriage and pain. “You’re getting poetry from two different hearts in this book,” said the authors. “Without God, none of this would be possible.”Community AnnouncementA free and open public meeting sponsored by the Florida Common Law Grand Jury movement will be held for the southern region of Florida at Barron Park, located on State Road 29 and Bridge St. in Labelle, on Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. Everyone -especially those who cherish their freedom -to attend this historic and very important meeting. Though the meeting will be short, it is nevertheless vital to you and Florida’s future. The discussion will be on the formation of the “Uni ed Florida Common Law Grand Jury.” Help center our government on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, be part of the solution. Bringing a lawn chair and umbrella are recommended. For more information call 888-926-248 or visit www.nationallibertyalliance.org.Meet the CandidatesThe Montura Ranch Estates residents are holding a Candidate Forum on Monday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. The Candidates are invited to share their views and policies with the residents. All are welcome to come. The meeting will take place at the Montura Ranch Club House, 225 N. Hacienda Street. Soft drinks will be served.Annual Chamber DinnerClewiston Chamber of Commerce recognizes the commitment of leading area businesses as supporters of our programs, services and events. The Annual Chamber Dinner sells out each year with 200 attendees from the area’s leading businesses. The night includes a social hour before dinner that allows all of the attendees to mix and mingle, a silent auction and is followed by an elegant dinner. The night recognizes the accomplishments of the past year, Business of the Year, Lifetime Member, in-coming and out-going board members, and the Outstanding Community Service Award. Clewiston Chamber has four great sponsorship opportunities for your business to be involved in the community and gain great exposure: Social Hour Sponsor, iPad Mini Sponsor and a Table Sponsor. For more information, please call 863 983-7979.Hunter Safety CourseThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Hendry County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the nal Web report to the FWC class on Aug. 9, a Saturday. The form does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about several topics, including hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, before taking the nal test. The course also includes livering instruction on a shooting range. The class will be held at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Shooting Range, between Clewiston and LaBelle. The address is 700 Witt Road, near the Pioneer Plantation Community. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. Links to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in livere exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised).Community AnnouncementAlci Ministry/Salvation Army are coming to the Montura Ranch Club House to help people who have any needs. They will be at the Club House on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. NEWSContinued From Page 3

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7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 7, 2014 BY PAT DOBBINS Florida Department Of HealthWith only a few weeks left of summer break, parents are probably thinking about getting their child ready to go back to school. Along with school clothes and school supplies, parents should make sure preventative health measures are included on their child’s back-to-school checklist. Success in school starts with keeping students healthy and safe. Parents should take their children to a healthcare provider for an annual “well-child” checkup and make sure all vaccinations and medical records are in order. Parents should talk with their children about traveling safely to and from school. This includes planning safe routes for walking or riding a bike, reminding them to stay on the sidewalks, crossing the street only at designated crosswalks and showing them how to properly wear a bicycle helmet. Healthy eating, adequate physical activity and good sleep patterns are also instrumental to success in school. Please take time now to update your children’s immunizations and get the required documentation they need to start school. School requirements for the 2014-2015 school-year, grades K through 12 Effective since the 2011-2012 school year, there must be documentation of at least one dose of polio vaccine administered on or after the fourth birthday for students entering Kindergarten only. The polio requirement is four doses, with the following exceptions: if the fourth dose is administered prior to the fourth birthday, a fth dose is required; if the third dose is administered after the fourth birthday, a fourth dose is not required. Varicella vaccine: one dose is required for grades seven through 12 (or healthcare provider’s documentation of evidence of disease); two doses (appropriately spaced) are required for grades K through six (or healthcare provider’s documentation of evidence of disease). Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine is required prior to entering grades sevcen through 12. If you have any questions regarding immunizations for your child, you can talk with your healthcare provider or call the Florida Department of Health in Hendry or Glades Counties LaBelle: 863-674-4041, Clewiston: 863-9831408 and Moore Haven: 863-946-0707. Back to School Health, Safety and Well-BeingReminder: vaccinations are important; take the necessary precautions to protect your children It is the beginning of a long, long relationship between a people and their Lord: and the Lord himself de nes it as one of a struggle. The history of God’s people certainly has been one of struggling and gaining, struggling and gaining, struggling and gaining. The history of our nation is marked by many of its struggles: John Kennedy saying that we will go to the moon, “not because it is easy but because it is hard.” There are those millions of people that make up the daily struggles of our nation today, keeping on even when dif cult. There was a charming vignette of a very young little girl on TV, showing her sitting next to her newly-born brother and crying. She said, “I don’t want him to grow up, he’s so cute.” She is yet to realize that they both will grow. Each stage of their lives will have its own challenges and beauties, and if she looks carefully, she will see the hand of God at work in both of them. In each of the struggles that we face, look for the hand of God at work. A child that wants to help the butter ies escape a struggle or another child who would keep her brother from growing, for God’s purpose to take its course there will be moments of wrestling along the way. Even when it is long and takes humanity well into the dark night of the soul, God is there revealing “there is a whole new world for you” – let it happen. 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.Buckhead Ridge Baptist ChurchOKEECHOBEE — Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church (Pastor Arlen Cook) invites the community to join them for services throughout the week. Sunday School classes for all ages are held at 9:45 a.m., with morning service followoing at 11 a.m. Wednesday night service begins at 6 p.m. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church is located at 1751 Hunter Rd. For more information, please call 863-763-7532. RELIGIONContinued From Page 5

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2014 8 the old south lake depots so dif cult. "I've been looking for information for 40 years, but I really started digging the past two years," said Beall. "I'm desperately looking for anything. Even if it's just the station in the background of a family photo." Beall is an FEC historian, writer and modeler. He builds train models to the "nth degree" and is making a call for locals who may have pictures of the old Lake Harbor, Belle Glade, Pahokee/Canal Point and South Bay stations. "It can be anything. Trains, cars, cabooses, depots. Even if it's just information on a distance, it may be very important," said Beall. Beall is part of the FEC Railway Society and is looking for pictures, stories, memories -any piece of information -on the four stations for his models and also for the society's magazine publication. The stations were once the center of town, said Beall, as he retold a resident's childhood memory of attending church service on the platform of the Lake Harbor depot. "The Community Methodist Church held services on the platform. It was the gathering place for everything." Though the town was small and the population varying, Beall remembers the hustle and bustle of industry around the Lake Harbor station, where he spent his weekends as a child watching his father work. "There were packing houses, refrigerated cars. They were running multiple sections of trains. They ran so many different trains out of there," he said. But the train culture took a different turn when trucks and highway travel took over during the 1960s and 70s. Rail stations became less important and, eventually, the south lake stations became obsolete. The Lake Harbor station is rumored to have burnt down some time around 1980 or 1981, though Beall hasn't yet pinpointed exactly when it happened. He has pictures of each station, though not from every angle, and has been running around in circles trying to nd information on the stations that South Florida's lake towns grew up around. "I have tens of thousands of photographs and negatives of Florida East Coast Railways stations around Florida. But for every one picture I nd here [south of Lake Okeechobee], I nd 100 elsewhere," said Beall. His frustrations are palpable, but his determination is even more so. If you have any information on either of the four stations that once stood around Lake Okeechobee's south shore, including the Belle Glade, South Bay, Canal Point/Pahokee or Lake Harbor stations, please contact Richard Beall at 305-775-5511 or 305-251-4554. STATIONSContinued From Page 1 RICHARD C. BEALL COLLECTION PHOTOThe Florida East Coast Railway Belle Glade Depot, c. July 1940 RICHARD C. BEALL COLLECTION PHOTOThe Florida East Coast Railway South Bay Depot in the late 1950s. The depot sat on the northeast corner of the railroad tracks and U.S. 27.

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9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 7, 2014 BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e Clewiston NewsNo one with even a regular salary ever quite managed to match the enthusiasm that Opal Royal Hancock, stalwart advocate of the Glades and relentless promoter for progress, who at the age of 95 died this week, carried inside her until the very end. The source of her energy was the little town of Clewiston, a town that welcomed the young woman when her husband found work at U.S. Sugar in the 1940s, and where she would spend the remainder of her life. She spoke affectionately of the town every opportunity she had. Few locals were outside the purview of Miss Opal. Galvanizing attention for local and state politics, Lake Okeechobee and the potential for economic success in the county, she called on many of Clewiston’s residents -oftentimes making calls personally to individuals as she sold tickets for fundraisers, or recruited the help of almost every name carefully recorded in her small phone book, which she guarded as a prized possession and never let out of her sight. Miss Opal was affable. She could be charming one second, and charmingly disarming the next. Her size was diminutive, but her enthusiasm made up for it. She welcomed guests inside her home to regale them with stories of the past, and, when she was not seen being driven around by Clewiston’s most handsome men, could be seen still driving herself here and there. At the newspaper of ce, she would make appearances to collect editions with stories that mentioned her, or to ensure that staff was aware of the latest, grandest event – she expected coverage. Her awards are too many to recount, but among them were the Outstanding Community Service Award from the city of Clewiston, the Woman of Accomplishment Award from Palm Beach Community College, and Woman of the Year by the Clewiston Business and Professional Women’s Club. After retiring from U.S. Sugar, and particularly so after her husband died in 1989, Miss Opal threw herself into community work, and few functions went on without her inclusion. It was the least she could do for the town that gave her so much, she said. The memories of these times were always with her. Sometimes, and for many years, Opal Hancock would nd herself coming by a stretch of road midway across the state that she frequented on her way to visiting the children in her family. It was then, often, that her thoughts would turn to the people who had been closest to her and had since passed away because she had outlived them: her mother and father, all of her sisters and brothers, her husband. A rush of sadness for times long passed would sweep across her. For Miss Opal, the determination to focus on brighter tomorrows was tempered by a longing for the eras of yesteryears, as evidenced by the many personal possessions she kept in her modest Clewiston home.“It’s real hard, but the last two times I’ve made up my mind – you can’t dwell on that, they’re gone. They’re not coming back. I have to go on with my life, and make the very best of my life that I can today.” In an interview with The Clewiston News some years ago, Opal Hancock considered the prospect of dying. She talked about being unafraid of it, sitting in her living room, surrounded by all of the trinkets she had amassed in her lifetime: ornate furniture, a framed photo containing a youthful version of herself, whose childish smile she outdid, somehow, as she stared at it then; baseball memorabilia, a meticulously curated scrapbook with pictures of her and her late husband, of endless galas and events, mentions, accolades, often of her later in life. She spoke of sometimes feeling alone, and just as quickly talked about the many friends she could still count on. She took deep prideful breaths as she pored over recognitions she had received, and joked that there would not be more. “I’m ready to go, and I’ve enjoyed my life,” she said then. “Life is beautiful, but I’ll be going to a more beautiful place.”Funeral services will be held today, August 7, 2014, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Evangel Assembly Church, 350 S. Berner Road. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral. Clewiston’s Grande Dame Dies at 95Opal Royal Hancock, nearly 75-year resident of Clewiston, called it home PHOTO/ VALERIE JACOBS“I asked her to let me take her picture, with her picture. She knew exactly what I wanted and hurried over to stand next to the photo in the lobby. I love it and every time we have people asking about the Inn and looking at pictures here, I always show them that picture on my phone and brag about Clewiston’s Matriarch, Miss Opal.” – Valerie Jacobs PHOTO/ ELECTA WADDELL“My fondest memory of Opal was this past April when she was served an ‘arrest warrant’ for our Jail and Bail event. She was arrested for ‘selling too many tickets’ and was tasked with the goal of raising $25 to be bailed out of jail. In true Opal fashion, she took the challenge and raised over $800 by phoning her friends, local and state representatives, among others, to raise her money. She didn’t stop there. The day of the event, while she was being held in our makeshift jail, she even conned the other arrestees into giving her more bail money out of their own pockets!” – Electa Waddell, executive director of the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce SUBMITTED PHOTOOpal with Robert Coker. “In addition to serving as a valued U.S. Sugar employee and retiree, Opal Hancock was a dear and personal friend for more than 30 years. She was intensely passionate about local and state races, and our elected of cials quickly learned that getting Opal’s endorsement was key to succeeding in our community. She had more energy and enthusiasm in her 90s than most of us have in our 20s. There will never be another Opal Hancock and her passing is a great loss to our community.” – Robert Coker, senior vice president of Public Affairs at U.S. Sugar

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Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time CUSTODIAN needed for small school. Full time. Prefer experience in a school setting. Must have reliable transportation and pass background check. Health insurance provided. Apply M-Th, 9am 2pm at Lakeside Academy, 716 S. Main St. Belle Glade DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Of cer United States Sugar is seeking an Executive level Assistant to provide administrative support to the Chief Financial Of cer. Please respond if you have the following: Of ce skills including knowledge of computers (Word, Excel, SAP etc.). Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Be resourceful and able to nd creative solutions for business problems. Possess excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability in dealing with sensitive and con dential material. Five plus years of progressive experience in an executive of ce assisting executives in positions where discretion and judgment was required. Excellent compensation package including bonus and full bene ts. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Experienced Diesel Techs Needed!Contact Wallace International Trucks Ft. Myers (239) 334-1000 Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeMAINTENANCE POSITION LABELLE LOCATION Duties include but are not limited to the following: • Building maintenance/repair, light carpentry, heavy equipment operation. • Some welding, plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical experience preferred. Ability to read, write and speak English. Valid drivers license req’d. GED or HS diploma preferred. Hours are Mon. through Fri. 7am-4pm. 863-983-6003. R & D Maintenance is currently accepting applications for Laborer, Grounds Maintenance position. Requirements include: General knowledge of grounds maintenance, safety, self motivation a plus. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 SALES Industrial Supply business needs full-time sales personnel. Products include power transmission, Steel, pumps and motors, and industrial supplies. Quali ed individual needs to have good communication and customer skills. Submit resumes online to kdean@ bobdeansupply.com Bob Dean Supply, Inc. 1310 Evercane Rd. Clewiston FL 33440 TEACHERS Glades Academy Charter School, Pahokee, FL. Elementary teachers needed for the 2014 2015 School Year Must be Florida Certi ed or Eligible. Fax resumes to 561-924-9279 or email to: gladesacad@aol.com 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 Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+ Platform experience preferred: Any experience with the following technologies would be advantageous: • Con guration and installation of Cisco Systems IOS routers, switches, wireless and services. • Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. With 2,100 employee-owners, the Company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net Employment Full Time When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. SALES MGR./GENERAL SALES MGR The ALAN JAY Automotive Network has an immed. opening for an expd. Auto. Sales Mgr. or General Sales Mgr. at our Chrysler / Dodge / Ram / Jeep dealership in Clewiston. Exc. customer-svc., mgmt. & sales skills needed. A terri“c career opportunity w/ the Heartlands premier automotive dealer group. Salary, commission & many, many bonuses avail.! Bene“ts incl. 401K, free gym membership, avail. medical/dental/vision ins. & much more! Clean driving record a must. Pls. forward resum & cover letter to James.lizotte @alanjay.com. EOE / DFWP. Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsPublic Auction Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am Immokalee FL (10778 CR 846 Clewiston 7 mi form Immokalee) Tractors, Construction Eq, Farm Eq., and MUCH MORE Consignments Welcome 800-985-5699Terry DeMott Auctioneer FL #AU1833-AB1285 Garage/ Yard SalesMOORE HAVEN Saturday, August 9th, 12 p.m. ‘til Dusk and Sunday, August 10th, 8am-2pm. 1494 Grif n Rd. (Right off of Hwy. 720). Huge Household Sale! Too much to list. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2014 10

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HOMEEQUITYLINES...endless possibilities! We will pay closing costs on lines up to $150,000!**3.25%APR* As Low As *Rate based on minimum beacon score of 721. Annual Percentage rate may increase after consummation. **Line must be funded by 50% or $10,000 whichever is greater at closing. If line is Closed within the “rst two years, consumer will be required to pay back the closing costs. 863.983.6181205 South W.C. Owen Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 www.centerstatebank.com ELSIESELLERSVP/Branch ManagerNMLS #906782esellers@centerstatebank.com 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 7, 2014Crossword Puzzle 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 863228-7840.High School Golf TeamAny high school student interested in playing golf is welcome to sign up for the Clewiston High School Golf Team. Practices begin Aug. 12. For more information, please contact Mike Kemp at 239-850-5168.Marching Band and Color Guard ExhibitionThe Clewiston High School Marching Band and Color Guard would like to invite the general public to an exhibition of its 2014 half time show. This exhibition will be at the conclusion of a three-week summer band camp and will be held at Cane Field on Friday, Aug. 15 at 12:15 p.m. This performance will showcase what these students have learned throughout camp and will give family, friends and community members a chance to preview this fall’s show. SCHOOL BRIEFS missioner James Pittman and Mayor Phillip Roland sat on the other side. Commissioner Petersen was listening to the meeting on the phone, but was informed she could not cast her vote over the phone. This misinformation led to Mayor Roland conceding to commissioners Gardner and Rodriguez, and the tentative millage rate was passed at 6.1957 mills -the same as scal year 2013 -with a 3-1 vote. Since Commissioner Petersen could have, in fact, cast her vote over the phone, it was decided that a special meeting be held so commissioners could vote again on the issue. The special meeting was held on Aug. 4, the same day the tentative millage rate was due to be in the hands of the property appraiser’s ofce. Only three commissioners were present for the special meeting on Monday. Commissioner Rodriguez was on a plane at the time of the meeting, having left for vacation that same day. (Part of the reason Mayor Roland voted in favor of setting the tentative millage rate at 6.1957 mills on July 22 was because commissioners could not decide on a day to hold another meeting when all commissioners would be in town at the same time before the Aug. 4 deadline.) In an email sent to the city manager, Commissioner Rodriguez expressed his disapproval of the special meeting. City Manager Al Perry read the email aloud to the commission at the special meeting: “I’ve been on the board for 10 years and asked if I could vote in a meeting over the phone and the answer was, ‘No.’ I have a problem, after us voting in a regular meeting, that now a special meeting is going to be held while I’m on vacation. I believe there are some irregularities with this special meeting and I’m not in favor of it. I want this read into the record, I am not in favor of this special meeting.” Commissioner Gardner was also not present at the special meeting, but commissioners Pittman, Petersen and Mayor Roland discussed the supposed advantages of sending the property appraiser a slightly higher millage rate. “I’m not saying the millage rate is going to go up at all, but I would at least like the ability to raise it after we go through our budget meetings. I also want to hear from the citizens,” said Commissioner Pittman, adding the caveat that if the tentative millage rate is set too high, the city might work through the budget thinking it has that extra money. Commissioner Pittman said he would be comfortable setting the tentative rate .75 mills higher than last scal year’s rate. Commissioner Petersen agreed, saying she also wanted the “comfort zone” a slightly higher rate would offer. “I would be comfortable at setting it one mill higher. We’re not locked into that. And looking at some of these numbers, I’m concerned,” she said. Commissioner Pittman made a motion to set the tentative millage rate three-quarters of a mill higher than last scal year’s rate, which Commissioner Petersen seconded. Commissioners voted 3-0 to raise the tentative rate .75 mills higher, moving the tentative rate up to 6.9457 mills. At last year’s rate, the city would collect $1,251,792.12 in taxes; at the higher tentative rate, the city would collect $1,403,323.68 in taxes. RATEContinued From Page 1

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Moore Memories Photography, www.moorememoriesphotos.com nd me on Facebook fb.com/moorememoriesphotos (863)233-6300 Real Estate Services Condo for rent 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking pool, marina and Tiki bar. Boat ramp available. Fully furnished unit available immediately. Cable included. Call for pricing and lease details. (863)517-1376 Computer/ SuppliesComputer Dell Desktop w/ at screen $30, we also clean and repair computers $30 call tony affordable computer 863-517-2782. 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. M. Haven Furnished. Ef ciency w/utilities, Ceramic tile oors. $165 week. Furnished room w/private entrance, $75 week. 863-509-0096. 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. Moore Haven Apartment2br 1ba, cent a/c, good location, Rent $575/mo 305-720-3322 Commercial Property SaleCommercial Property For Sale: 501 S. San Pedro St. in Clewiston. Open for Offers. 2 Buildings on property. Formerly a car lot. Corner lot. (561)715-7840 Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W/D, CAC, & Storage shed. On dead end road. $600 mo., plus security. (954)495-5244. CLEWISTON: 3BR, 2BA in Tower Lake Estates, 1822 Matthew Loop. 2010 Like new! $750 mo. + $750 dep. Call (863)599-2632 Available by 8/10. Moore Haven Mobile homes for rent $425 & up Call 863-509-0096 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1142 2010 1224331-010000O0120 Winder VI LLC Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466376 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 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 5423 2011 4104329-HP100080180 Ronald W Steigerwald Lot 18, Block 8, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT NO. 1, according to the plat thereof, as 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466373 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 1175 2010 1274331-010000H0110 Verona A LLC The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 11, Block H, of DIAMOND “J” ESTATES, PIONEER PLANTATION, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466377 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 and 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 cash at 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor, Labelle, 33935, at 11:00 AM, on September 10, 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 29th day of July, 2014. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: 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; [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, PI. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 466603 CN 8/7,14/2014 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday August 15th, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida• Property of: Joyce Buckner Living room Suite, Floor lamp, Tree, Headboard, Mattress and Box Spring. 466514 SUN 8/7,14/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on August 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Evans, Barbara #17 Underwood, Mary #31 Victory-Vasquez, Lorie #86 466536 GCD 8/7,14/2014 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Henry Rivera conducting a Computer Services business at 1095 Fort Thompson Ave., Florida, under the ctitious name of Rivera Computer Solutions and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Henry Rivera 1095 Fort Thompson Ave. LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of Rivera Computer Solutions is as follows: Henry Rivera 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Rivera Computer Solutions under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Henry Rivera DATE: 7/31/2014 466614 CN 8/7/2014 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 3163 2010 1214334-010000U0030 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 5, Block U of Harlem Addition No. 3, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 2001 FLEETWOOD double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLFL170A29004AV31 & FLFL170B29004AV31, Title Nos. 83363325 & 83364006 and RP Decal No. 24064646 & 24064950, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: Conseco Finance Servicing Corp.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000U.003.0 Property Address: 1218 Della Tobias 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466372 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Shop here first! The classified ads 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 1546 2011 1144432-A0001160100 Naomi Shaw The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 2760, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466381 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 REQUEST FOR BIDS SUPPLY AVIATION FUELS TO AIRPORTS IN HENDRY COUNTY BID No. 2014-12 OPENING DATE AND TIME: August 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for the supply of aviation fuels to airports in Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, by August 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Engineering Department, located at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 1607, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5222. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. 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 466323 CN/CB 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 for the following Proposals: E1O01Milling & Resurfacing State Highways in Highlands and Okeechobee County Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 466483 CN 7/31;8/7/2014 NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a budget workshop/special meeting on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will be to discuss the District’s budget and any other business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with r espect to the proposed budget. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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 HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 466469 CN 7/31;8/7/2014 Seminole Tribe of Florida HVAC Technician Skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Housing Department. Must be able to work independently using hand tools, power tools and various precision measuring and testing instruments. HS Diploma/GED is required. A minimum of ve (5) years of HVAC experience is preferred. Apply today! www.seminoletribe.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1063 2010 1044430-02000040023 Pushpa Bhuwan Chandran Lot 8, Tract 2, LESS the North 1237.50 feet thereof, Block 4 GERBER GROVES SECTION 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 26 thru 31, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466375 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2014 12 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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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 2173 2011 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 914, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466386 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 1576 2011 1144432-A0002470100 Crystal I LLC The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 2895, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466383 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 1513 2011 1144432-A0000820000 Lou’s Properties Inc The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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. Also known as Tract 3441, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466379 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 1581 2011 1144432-A0002590100 Argelio A & Magaly G Rivas The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2869, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466384 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 CITY OF CLEWISTON INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: 2015 Overlay Paving Project, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Thursday, August 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled 2015 Overlay Paving Project. The work consists of installing approximately 27,100 square yards of one inch (1”) AP-9.5 asphalt overlay, stripping, and other associated work. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $20.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Clewiston, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida. The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Al Perry, City Manager City of Clewiston, Florida 466558 CN 8/7/2014 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Glades County, Florida, Case number: 2013-CA-177on 06/27/2014 in the matter of James Lawson, as plaintiff and D. BRENT HAINES, as defendant, I Stuart Whiddon, as Sheriff of Glades County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: The undivided one half interest in the following property described hence forth: Lot 66, Caloosa Estates, Unit 4, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in O.R. Book 46, Page 182, Public Records of Glades County, Florida. And the North of lot 67, Caloosa Estates, Unit 4, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in O.R. Book 46, Page 182, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: the Southwest corner of said tract is 131.99 feet South of the Northwest corner of Lot 67 and on August 28, 2014 at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 1297 E State Road 78, Moore Haven, Florida, offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. Stuart Whiddon as Sheriff Glades County, Florida By: Leslie Smith 466342 GCD 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2014CA-000084 PARCEL NO.: 117 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vs FLORIDA HENDRY LAND, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION; GLADES COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; LORIE WARD, PROPERTY APPRAISER; GAIL A. JONES, TAX COLLECTOR, Defendants. NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Florida Hendry Land, Inc., a Florida corporation SERVE: Joel B. Hendry, as last known Director 1585 NE Darlich Avenue, Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Parcel 117 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all Defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to-wit F.P. NO. 4082865 SECTION 07010-000 STATE ROAD 80 GLADES COUNTY DESCRIPTION PARCEL 117 FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY A) That portion of the southeast 1/4 of Section 33, Township 42 South, Range 31 East, Glades County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of the southeast 1/4 of said Section 33, said corner being on the survey base line of State Road 80; thence along said survey base line and the south line of said Section 33, South 8949’33” East a distance of 128.85 feet; thence North 0010’27” East a distance of 50.00 feet to the north existing right of way line of said State Road 80 [per FDOT R/W Map Section (0701-108)(0505-101)) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 0010’27” East a distance of 119.00 feet; thence South 8949’33” East a distance of 210.73 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 340.00 feet; thence along the arc of said to the left a distance of 120.66 feet through a central angle of 2019’57” with a chord bearing South 0739’48” West to said north existing right of way line and the end of said curve; thence along said north existing right of way line North 8949’33” West a distance of 195.08 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.Containing 23,718 square feet. ALSO B) That portion of the southeast 1/4 of Section 33, Township 42 South, Range 31 East, Glades County, Florida. Being described as follows: SECTION 07010-000 STATE ROAD 80 GLADES COUNTY DESCRIPTION CON”T 117 Commence at the northwest corner of Section 3, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, said corner being on the survey base line of State Road 80 and the south line of said southeast 1/4 of Section 33; thence along said survey base line and said south line and the north line of said Section 3, South 8949’33” East a distance of 412.93 feet; thence North 0010’27” East a distance of 50.00 feet to the north existing right of way line of said State Road 80 [per FDOT R/W Map Section (0701108)(0505-101)] and to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 340.00 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 127.03 feet through a central angle of 2124’25” with a chord bearing North 0802’08” West to the end of said curve; thence South 8949’33” East a distance of 62.87 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 400.00 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 126.45 feet through a central angle of 1806’44” with a chord bearing South 0645’39” East to said north existing right of way line and to the end of said curve; thence along said north existing right of way line North 8949’33” West a distance of 60.04 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.Containing 7,602 square feet. You are each noti ed that the Petititoner led its sworn Petition and its Declaration and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defendants, seeking to condemn by eminent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of GLADES. You are further noti ed that the Petitioner will apply to the Honorable Jack Lundy, one of the Judges of this Court on the 18th day of September, 2014, at 3:15 P.M., the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue “J”, 2nd Floor, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designaed and be heard. Any defendant failing to le a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby required to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830 c/o Andrew DeNering, Assistant General Counsel (863) 519-2623 on or before the 18th day of August, 2014 and le the original with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 28th day of July A.D., 2014. SANDRA H. BROWN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Shandy Anderson, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 466639 GCD 8/7,14/2014 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Annual Landowner’s Meeting of the Clewiston Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 2:00 P.M., at the of ce of said District located at 350 West Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business that may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Roger Hatton, President 466341 CN 7/31;8/7/2014 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 3022 2010 1144334-040000F0190 Oscar Carranza + Jackie Carranza Lot 19, Block F, of SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1991 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHMBC44031361A & FLHMBC44031361B, Title Nos. 61033638 & 61026745 and RP Decal Nos. 12597829 & 12597831, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-14-040-000F-019.0 Property Address: 1230 Liberty 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466371 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 806 2010 1274329-01000020461 Artemis Development Group LLC A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Northeast one-quarter of the one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of said Section 4, run South 89 degrees 40’39” East, 331.66 foot along the South line of said Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter to the Point-of-Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 19’21” East, 682.98 feet; thence South 89 degrees 40’39” East, 333.55 feet; thence South 00 degrees 19’21” West, 682.98 feet to the said South line of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter; thence North 89 degrees 40’39” West, 333.55 feet along said South line to the Point-of-Beginning. SUBJECT to and together with a 30 foot roadway easement over and across the South 30 feet thereof and contiguous to the North boundary described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the herein described parcel; thence South 89 degrees 40’30” East, 333.55 feet; thence South 00 degrees 19’21” West 30.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 40’39” West, 243.55 feet to the beginning of a tangent curve to the left; thence run 57.92 feet along the arc of said curve, with a radius of 90.00 feet, a central angle of 36 degrees 52’12” and a chord of South 71 degrees 53’15” West, 56.92 feet, to a point of reverse curvature to the beginning of a tangent curve to the right; thence run 38.61 feet along the arc of said curve, with a radius of 60.00 feet, a central angle of 38 degrees 52’12” and a chord of South 71 degrees West, 37.95 feet to the tangent end of said curve; thence North 80 degrees 07’30” East, 60.00 feet to the Pointof-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466374 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1223 2010 1284331-A0000950000 Yoel Morejon The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 422, PIONEER PLANTATION, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466378 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has submitted an early work request associated with the 28th Annual Work Plan to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on July 3, 2014, a request for an early work authorization for features associated with the development and implementation of the Brighton Advanced Mitigation Area Phase 1 located on the Brighton Reservation. The work proposed includes: Brighton Reservation treatment of exotic and nuisance vegetation within wetland infestation areas located within the 881-acre Brighton AMA project. The Tribe will also include a summary report of all work authorized under the early work order in the 2nd Amendment to the 28th Annual Work Plan The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 466559 GCD 8/7/2014 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2014

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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsMore than three dozen law enforcement of cers, re ghters and EMS personnel trekked across South Florida this past weekend to commemorate fallen heroes in the 2014 Brotherhood Ride. Leaving from North Naples Fire Station #45 on Aug. 1, the group of 36 rode bicycles more than 350 miles over four days, stopping in Clewiston, Port St. Lucie, Lake Placid and ending in Port Charlotte on Aug. 4. The group averaged between 80 and 100 miles per day, with each mile raising money and emotional support for the families of four fallen law enforcement of cers, who died in the line of duty in Florida in 2013. The rst Brotherhood Ride took place in 2008 in Charleston, SC, and since then, members of the Brotherhood Ride organization -which include law enforcement of cers, re ghters and EMS personnel -has donated over $191,000 for the families of fallen heroes in Florida, Texas, South Carolina, New York and Tennessee. During their overnight stays in Clewiston, Port St. Lucie, Lake Placid and Port Charlotte, local Elks Lodges provided room and board for the three dozen riders, a relationship that makes the Brotherhood Ride possible. The riders also receive support from local re and police stations. Riders from 26 Florida re departments and seven Florida police stations participated in the 2014 ride, along with riders from South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee and even Germany. This year's ride was dedicated to four law enforcement of cers out of Charlotte, Polk, Broward and St. Lucie counties. Sergeant Gary Morales, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Of ce, EOW Feb. 28, 2013 Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera, Broward County Sheriff's Of ce, EOW Sept. 1, 2013 Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph "Shane" Robbins, EOW April 26, 2013 Sergeant Mike Wilson, Charlotte County Sheriff's Of ce, EOW Aug. 5, 2013 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 August 7, 2014 14 BY DENISE W. THOMPSON Preschool teacher, Clewiston Christian SchoolPreschool plays an important role in a child's opportunity for growth. For many children, preschool is the rst time a child takes part in a structured classroom setting with a teacher and other groups of children. It is also the beginning foundation for preparing them for elementary school. Preschool promotes social and emotional development, language, cognitive skills and also helps develop motor skills. Research states that children attending preschool have been shown to yield bene ts in academic achievement, behavior, education progression and attainment, delinquency and crime, and labor market success, among other domains. The rst few years of a child's life are a particularly sensitive period in the process of development. Laying a foundation in childhood and beyond promotes cognitive functioning; behavioral, social and self-regulatory capacities; and physical health. When choosing a preschool, you should choose a high-quality program that suits your child and family. You can feel assured that your child is well cared for and that he or she enjoys the activities, along with making friends, and that he or she is building the knowledge, skills and con dence to do well in kindergarten. Why is Preschool Important in Early Childcare Education? Brotherhood Rides for Fallen HeroesOrganization honoring fallen law enforcement of cers stops in Clewiston on their way across South Florida PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZ HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERThe hospital supply chain is a complex, interconnected system that, if managed effectively, creates value, builds a competitive infrastructure and meets supply demand while controlling costs. Creating the processes to support such a system requires an understanding of hospital nances, purchasing, receiving, inventory and distribution; Gail Wiseman (HRMC's Director of Materials Management) and Heather Davis (HRMC's Materials Management Specialist) have that necessary knowledge. Just last month in Nashville, Tennessee, Karla Jackson (Regional Director of Quorum Purchasing Advantage) presented Gail and Heather with the Top Overall Contract Compliance Award, recognizing Hendry Regional Medical Center for its dedication to supply chain savings through compliance with Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) contracts. Top Overall Contract Compliance AwardHendry Regional Medical Center receives Top Overall Contract Compliance Award SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 1614 2011 1154432-A0000490100 Benito H Diaz The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3267, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466385 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 2130 2010 1254432-A0000570000 Pinot IV LLC The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5068, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-25-A00-0057-0000 Property Address: 260 S 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466369 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 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 2189 2010 1254432-A0001950100 Luis Angulo & Paola C Dalmasso c/o Luis Angulo The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a canal easement over and across the North 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 609, Montura Ranch Estates, an unknown subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1963 WOLVERINE single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. GAW1729, Title No. 1289726 and RP Decal No. 12119048, which is permanently af xed to real property, (Lien Holder: Wachovia Bank, NA) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-25-A00-0195.0100 Property Address: 415 S. Trebol 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466370 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 26-2014-CA-000168 U.S. BANK, N.A. as trustee on behalf of MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1998-1, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent, 345 St. Peter Street, 1100 Landmark Towers, St. Paul, MN 55102 Plaintiff v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF ANNA M. RUNKLES, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF JOHN B. RUNKLES, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNA M. RUNKLES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN B. RUNKLES, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF CECIL W. HARRIS, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF JUANITA HARRIS, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CECIL W. HARRIS, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUANITA HARRIS, CENTRAL MOBILE HOMES, INC., THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 725 TREBOL STREET, LOT 3714 AND 3715, CLEWISTON, FL 33440, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF ANNA M. RUNKLES, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNA M. RUNKLES THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF JOHN B. RUNKLES, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN B. RUNKLES THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF CECIL W. HARRIS, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CECIL W. HARRIS, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF JUANITA HARRIS, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUANITA HARRIS: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: PARCEL 1 THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3714, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. PARCEL 2 THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3715, MONTURA ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1996 SHADOW RIDGE 56X28 MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBERS FLA14610558A AND FLA14610558B. Commonly known as: 725 TREBOL STREET, LOT 3714 AND 3715, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 21st day of July, 2014. CLERK OF COURT By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, P. A. 6267 Old Water Oak Road Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312 Attorney@padgettlaw.net (850) 422-2520 (phone) (850) 422-2567 (fax) 466436 CN 7/31;8/7/2014 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection South District Of ce Division of Engineering/Permitting Draft Permit No. 0510003-057-AV United States Sugar Corporation, U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is United States Sugar Corporation. The applicant’s responsible of cial and mailing address are: Neil Smith, Vice President, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440. Facility Location: The applicant operates the existing U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility, which is located in Hendry County at W.C. Owens Avenue and S.R. 832 in Clewiston, Florida. Project: This is a revision of Title V air operation permit No. 0510003-32-AV. The existing facility consists of boilers and process equipment to re ne sugar from raw sugar feedstock. The applicant applied to the Department for a Title V air operation permit revision to incorporate air construction permit Nos. 0510003-054-AC, 0510003-055-AC and 0510003-056-AC, which authorized: the use of natural gas in a granular carbon regeneration furnace and its afterburner, construction of a new baghouse to replace the existing sugar packaging line baghouse and relocation the existing packaging line baghouse to serve the bulk loadout operations, and the replacement of 3 waterwal ls in Boiler #7. The revision includes new conditions in accordance wi th changes to federal codes and state rules. The requirements that Boilers #1 ,#2 and #4 meet 40 CFR 60, Subpart Dc have been removed. Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-213 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air operation permit is required to operate the facility. The Department of Environmental Protection, South District Of ce is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Ave,. Fort Myers, Florida. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, FL 33902. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is 239/344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the draft permit, the Statement of Basis, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the draft permit by visiting the following website: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. Notice of Intent to Issue Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a revised Title V air operation permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that continued operation of the existing equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-213, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a proposed permit and subsequent nal permit in accordance with the conditions of the draft permit unless a response received in accordance with the following procedures results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments : The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft Title V air operation permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is suf cient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Weekly (FAW). If a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a signi cant change to the draft permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised draft permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. A petition for administrative hearing must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received) with the Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, Agency.Clerk@dep.state. .us, before the deadline. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address, any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this written notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrator’s 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable speci city during the 30-day public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions led with the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be led with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPA’s Region 4 web site at http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/ orida.htm. 466617 CN 8/7/2014 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 1575 2011 1144432-A0002470000 Verona A LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2896, 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 August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014. Dated this 16th day of July, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466382 CN 7/24,31;8/7,14/2014 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? 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