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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe preliminary school grades released by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) last month show little improvement in Clewiston’s elementary and middle schools from the 2012/13 to 2013/14 school years. The School Accountability Report, otherwise known as school grades, offer a look at how well students performed during the school year using primarily student achievement data from the FCATs and end-of-course assessments to calculate the “grade.” For middle schools, the DOE also uses students’ participation and performance on high school level endof-course assessments and industry certi cations. Clewiston Middle School, which dropped to a D in 2012 after holding onto a C grade for several years, earned an F in 2013. The school underwent some staff changes before the start of the 2013/14 school year -bringing in Scott Cooper as principal and moving former principal Garry Ensor to the administration building -but it wasn’t enough to turn around the F grade just yet. The DOE’s 2014 Accountability Report shows Clewiston Middle School earning another F, climbing BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsAn 18-year-old Montura resident is facing felony larceny and burglary charges after a woman claimed he stole more than $2,000 worth of items from her home on Basilan Crescent in Clewiston. William Ramirez was arrested on Aug. 7 by Clewiston police of cers for allegedly stealing more than $1,600 worth of jewelry and accessories and nearly $600 worth of electronics from the home of his uncle’s girlfriend, according to an arrest report released by the Clewiston Police Department. The woman told of cers the burglary took place on Aug. 4 but she Editor’s note: The Clewiston News requested each candidate running for Hendry County School Board to answer the following questions to be shared with our readers. Each candidate was sent the same questionnaire. The following are the answers to those questions. 1. What aspect of your platform do you feel should appeal the most to our students and parents? 2. What qualities or experience makes you the best candidate for this position? 3. What do you believe are the greatest needs of our area, concerning education, and how do you plan on addressing them? 4. Complete the following sentence: If elected, I promise the people of Hendry County I will... Dr. Patrick Lucey, District 5 Hendry County School Board candidate 1. I have 38 years experience as a teacher, principal, area superintendent and curriculum specialist in education. I have been responsible for developing school-based and district-wide curriculum programs and budget for schools in Jefferson County in Louisville, Kentucky and for the Kentucky State Department of Education, as well as the Florida Department of Correctional Education. 2. Beside my 38 years experience in education and many experiences working with the states of Kentucky and Florida Departments of Education working on curriculum and advocating for educational needs, I received Lootless Man Goes to JailUnhappy with partial return of her possessions, victim turns in suspect Area School Board CandidatesTHURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014VOL. 88 NUMBER 29 50¢ G P: A H P CPD: L Y C D N P SEE JAIL 28 SEE CMS 28 SEE CANDIDATES 12 COURTESY PHOTOThere are many brands of synthetic marijuana on the market. But are they legal? See page 3 for full story. Dr. Patrick Lucey William Ramirez Jon Basquin Judy CrossMcClure John Perry Stephanie Schneider Busin CMS Posts 2nd ‘F’Preliminary school grades show no improvements in schools, except one How Legal is Fake Pot?

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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA 25-year-old Clewiston man was arrested on Aug. 9 for something he claimed he didn’t know was illegal. Cyrus Owens was arrested in the Walmart parking lot by Clewiston police of cers after they found a plastic bag lled with a green, leafy substance that tested positive for synthetic marijuana, according to an arrest report released by the Clewiston Police Department. Owens reportedly told police that he bought the substance from a smoke shop in Fort Myers and was under the impression that it was legal. Of cers informed Owens it was illegal to possess such a substance and arrested him on a charge of misdemeanor possession of synthetic narcotics. So why is something that can be purchased in a store illegal to possess and use? A source at the Clewiston Police Department gave this analogy to explain how the popular synthetic marijuana, often referred to as “spice” or “K2,” is illegal: “It’s kind of like spray paint. It’s legal to buy spray paint, but it’s illegal to huff it,” said the source. But after a federal ban was implemented in 2012, it soon became illegal to sell products containing the ve most common chemicals used in the production of synthetic marijuana in stores. Synthetic marijuana is a designer drug, meaning it was made just slightly different from its illegal counterpart -cannabis -so that it would be considered legal. The product rst became available in the U.S. in 2008 and was available for purchase in convenience stores, smoke shops and online. Synthetic marijuana is made from herbs, incense or other leafy materials, which are sprayed with liquid chemicals that mimic the effects of natural marijuana when smoked or ingested. The chemicals used in synthetic marijuana are often more potent than the naturally occurring tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana, and could have potentially dangerous side effects. While some users of synthetic marijuana have reported similar experiences to those produced by natural marijuana, such as elevated mood, relaxation and altered perception, other users have reported psychotic effects, such as extreme anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There have been many reports of users being hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana, with those users reporting symptoms like rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, profuse sweating, confusion and hallucinations. In a few cases, synthetic marijuana has been association with heart attacks, as it can raise blood pressure and cause reduced blood supply to the heart, according to NIDA. The 2012 Drug Abuse Warning Network Report, issued by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, stated there were 11,406 emergency room visits involving a synthetic cannabinoid product in 2010, 59 percent of which involved no other substance, such as alcohol or pharmaceuticals. Of the 11,406 visits, three-fourths of the patients involved were between the ages of 12 and 29 and the majority were male. Considering the potential risks associated with the use of synthetic marijuana, one encouraging statistic shows that the number of high school seniors who reported past-year use of synthetic marijuana has dropped 3.5 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to the 2013 Monitoring the Future survey. And as synthetic marijuana manufacturers continue to substitute the chemicals they use in production to avoid legal restrictions, the Drug Enforcement Agency is continuously working to monitor production and the need for updating the list of banned cannabinoids. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 14, 2014 How Legal is Fake Pot?Man arrested on charges of synthetic marijuana claims he didn’t know it was illegal “IT’S KIND OF LIKE SPRAY PAINT. IT’S LEGAL TO BUY SPRAY PAINT, BUT IT’S ILLEGAL TO HUFF IT...’ Cyrus Owens State Representative Matt Hudson (RNaples) has been appointed by Speaker Will Weatherford of the Florida House of Representatives to serve as a member of the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB), effective Aug. 1, 2014. “I am honored to receive this appointment from Speaker Weatherford and look forward to working with the Council to help Florida become a leader in cancer research and care,” said Rep. Hudson. “It is my hope that the ongoing efforts of the Council will help enhance the quality and competitiveness of cancer care in our state and bring hope to Florida families affected by this terrible disease.” The CCRAB was established by the Legislature in 1979 to advise the legislature, governor and surgeon general on how to reduce the cancer burden in Florida. It monitors cancer trends and promotes effective interventions to help in cancer prevention, screening and treatment. The Council also develops position papers on cancer-related legislation and state policy issues. Rep. Hudson Appointed MEN ARE WHAT THEIR MOTHERS MADE THEM. RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 4 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLESAugust brings the end of the summer break and the beginning of a new school year in Florida. It’s an ideal time for focusing on child safety, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will do just that by launching its Child Safety Awareness Month. The theme of this inaugural awareness campaign is “Every Child is a Human Caution Sign.” “Whether playing in the yard, riding in the backseat of a vehicle, or waiting at a school bus stop, a child is a human caution sign, “ said Captain Nancy Rasmussen, Chief of Public Affairs for the Florida Highway Patrol. “They are living reminders that we need to slow down, pay attention, and abide by traf c laws for their safety as well as our own.” This month DHSMV will focus on different traf c related safety issues involving children, such as seatbelts and child restraints, bicyclist and pedestrian tips, school bus safety, and making sure a child is not behind the vehicle when backing up. The Department, in partnership with other state agencies, will be distributing safety reminders.Be Alert While Backing Up Walk around your vehicle to check for children playing.  Turn off your radio to better hear your surroundings.  Keep your foot on the brake until you completely shift into reverse.  Back out slowly.  Teach children to never play in, on, around, or under vehicles.  Know your vehicle’s blind spots and look again before backing up.Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety While on a bicycle, ride in the same direction as traf c and obey all traf c signs, signals and lane markings.  Always use a headlight and taillight at night.  Pedestrians should use the sidewalk if there is one; if not, walk on the side of the road facing traf c.  Always cross streets where pedestrians are expected, such as corners and crosswalks.  And be visible. Wear bright and re ective colors on your clothes, shoes and/or wristbands.Bus Safety Motorists are required to stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights ashing and STOP arms extended.  The only time traf c approaching an oncoming school bus does not need to stop, is if there is a raised barrier such as a concrete divider or at least ve feet of unpaved space separating the lanes of traf c.  Motorists should be alert and watch for children especially near schools, bus stops, school buses, and in school parking lots.  At bus stops, children should wait in a safe place away from the road.  Children should never walk behind a bus.  Remember: Stop on Red, kids ahead!Seatbelts and Child Restraints Buckle up. A seatbelt is your vehicle’s most important safety feature, but it only works if you use it.  Florida law requires the use of seat belts by drivers of motor vehicles and all children riding in a vehicle under the age of 18.  Keep children in the back seat, at least through age 12, if possible. Front seat air bags, when deployed, can be dangerous to children.  A new law taking effect in January 2015 will require children 4 and 5 years of age to ride in a booster seat. For more information on this and other safety campaigns sponsored by the DHSMV visit www. hsmv.gov/SafetyTips/, or contact the DHSMV Communication Of ce at (850) 617-3102. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. DHSMV Promotes Child Safety Awareness in AugustSUBMITTED PHOTOEvery child is a human caution sign.

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5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 14, 2014Crossword Puzzle Graco Children’s Products is recalling several of its car seats due to a faulty buckle. The buckle can get stuck in the latched position, making it dif cult to remove your child from the seat and increasing the risk of injury in an emergency. Visit the Graco website to look up affected models. If your car seat is included in the recall, you can order a free replacement harness buckle. The National Highway Traf c Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages parents and caregivers to consider using an alternative car seat until the buckle is xed. If you need more information about the Graco recall, or recalls for any other car seat, you can look up car seat recalls over the past ten years, or call the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-3274236. Be sure to register your car seat so that you are noti ed in the event of a recall. Graco Recalls Certain Faulty Child Car Seats

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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.Adelaida Suarez Ortega, 109CLEWISTON „ Adelaida Suarez Ortega passed away August 5, 2014 in Clewiston. She was born July 14, 1905 in Santa Clara, CUBA, to the late Bonifacio and the late Jenoveba (Torrez) Suarez. She was a member of Saint Margaret Catholic Church in Clewiston. Survivors include two sons, Gerardo Ortega, Quirino Ortega both of Clewiston; and ve daughters, Marta and Husband, Alberto Palau of Miami, Ana and Husband, Eulogio Machado of Clewiston, Zenaida and Husband, Argelio Jimenez of Miami, Deisy and Husband, Nelson Rojas of Clewiston, Maria and Husband, Martin Cuellar of Clewiston; twenty-nine grandchildren; forty-nine greatgrandchildren; and many other family members. The family of Adelaida would like to thank Yuneisy Arcia and her husband for the wonderful care they gave her. Funeral service celebrating her life was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston, where Father Jiobani Batista o ciated. Visitation was held from 6-10 p.m. on Friday evening in the funeral home. Burial took place in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston Dorothy Roland Moore, 75ALTAMONTE SPRINGS „ Dorothy Roland Moore went to be with her Heavenly Father on August 6, 2014. A 1956 graduate of Clewiston High School. Dorothy loved spending time with family, her extended church family, and was dedicated to mission work. She is survived by her loving husband, William A. (Bill) Moore, with whom she celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary the day before; her children, Je (Ruth) Moore, Donna (Kevin) Vreeland, Melinda (Gary) King; brother, Phillip D. Roland; grandchildren, Will, Phoenix, Lilly, Kevin, Hunter, and Shaiyena. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, August 9, 2014.Timothy Martin Stahl, 30CLEWISTON „ Timothy Martin Stahl passed away August 6, 2014 in Clewiston. He was born Dec. 24, 1983, in Pahokee, Fla., to Martin and Ellen (Parham) Stahl. Survivors include his loving parents, Martin and Ellen Stahl; his precious daughter, Madisyn Riley Stahl and many other family members and friends. He was a heavy equipment operator for Southern Gardens. Memorial service celebrating his life was held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dale Stahl o ciating, visitation was held 30 minutes before the memorial service at the church. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences to the family of Tim at www.akin-davis.com Cremation arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston John Henry Schnell, 85OKEECHOBEE „ John Henry Schnell passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, with his family at his side. Born Feb. 6, 1929 in Scottsblu Neb. to E. George and Pauline Aschenbrenner Schnell, John was a devoted Christian and family man. John worked in construction until his retirement and was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport. He came to Okeechobee in the early 1960s and loved to play jokes on others, sh, hunt, tinker on old cars, shop local markets and spend time with family, especially his grandchildren. John served our country during the Korean War as an Army Sergeant (Hq. Btry 76AAA BN (SP) APO 301) and received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a quiet man who took pride in his service to others. His presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him. John was preceded in death by his parents, and thirteen brothers and sisters, Conrad E. Schnell (Rosie), George Schnell (Fern), David DaveŽ Schnell (Edna) all of Neb., Henry Schnell (Pauline) of Bronson, Fla., Alex Schnell (Leota), William WillieŽ Schnell, Peter PeteŽ Schnell (Betty) all of Neb., Mary Schnell Heins (Henry) of Colo., Eva Schnell Merrigan (Bert) of Neb., Pauline Schmidt Schnell (Henry), Elmer Schmidt of Texas, Edward (Ed) Schnell (Angela) of Kissimmee, Fla. and Robert Schnell (Pat) of West Palm Beach, Fla. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Lola Brown Schnell; daughters, Vanessa (Steve) McAllister and Pamela Schnell; grandson, Johnathan McAllister; granddaughters, Myranda McAllister, Sierra Story and Madison McAllister; great-granddaughter, Jaina Whirls all of Okeechobee; four sisters, Alyce Schmidt of Citrus Springs, Fla., Ruth Schnell Todd (Leamon) of Citrus Springs, Fla., Alvina Schnell of Plant City, Fla. and Janice JudyŽ Schnell Jenkins (Dave) of Ft. Langley, British Columbia, Canada; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport, Pastor Scott Garvin o ciated. Interment followed at Ortona Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. 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! Hendry County School Board today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the School Breakfast Programs for the 2014-2015 school year. All students will be served breakfast at no charge at the following sites: Country Oaks Elementary School Central Elementary School LaBelle Elementary School Eastside Elementary School Upthegrove Elementary School Westside Elementary School LaBelle Middle School Clewiston Middle School LaBelle High School Clewiston High School LYDA CYDA For additional information please contact Hendry County School Board, Attention: Darrell Harris, Food Service Manager, Food Service Department, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975, Phone: (863) 674-4113, E-mail Address:harrisd@hendry.k12.”.us. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment 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 orientation, 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.) If you wish to “le a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_“ling_cust. html, or at any USDA of“ce, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Of“ce of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program. intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.Ž PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Obituaries Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 6

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Ebola and God’s LoveBY DR. TODD BUCK First Baptist Church of ClewistonWatching the news of the two missionary doctors infected with the Ebola virus raises questions in the minds of the watching world. What kind of God would allow such horrendous disease and misery to strike not only these two volunteers, but thousands of others? And of course this intersects with the larger themes of God’s justice and life in a fallen world. Why would God create bacteria and viruses? The fossil record says that these have been around since before the beginning of animal life. Where did these come from and why do they exist? Bacteria: A healthy human body contains a few pounds of bacteria. There are many good strains of bacteria, and we would be in deep trouble without any bacteria — especially in regard to our digestion. Bacteria are not inherently bad. However, we all know and fear the bad ones. Some of them are deadly. Were these accidents or intentionally created? There is increasing evidence that bacteria are related to the mitochondria of cells. Somehow, mitochondria in some ancient cells became increasingly independent from the rest of the cells, as more genetic code got transferred from the nuclei to the mitochondria. Eventually, one or more of these mitochondria broke free from the main cell and became the rst bacteria. Was this an accident? Nothing is ultimately an unforeseen and unplanned for accident from God’s perspective. But it may have been the natural result of decay, disorder and randomness. In that sense, it may have been an accident. No one can say for sure. But even if bacteria were born of decay, God used many of them for good in the design of animals and humans. As for viruses: Most viruses are harmful to humans. The exception is bacteriophages that infect bacteria. These may indirectly help humans in the case where they attack harmful bacteria. Indeed, some bacteriophages have been intentionally utilized to help ght off bacterial infections. Recently, it has been found that giant viruses — which are nearly as large as bacteria and are more complex than typical viruses — appear to be related to cells. This means that viruses may be the result of devolving cells, in much the same way as bacteria. Perhaps another part of the cell became independent, or bacteria devolved further into viruses. In a world vastly affected by the Fall, many detrimental things have occurred. But even with this, scientists discovered in May of last year that many viruses are more helpful to animals than previously known. In humans and animals, apparently phages (a type of virus) are continually ghting off bacteria, protecting creatures from harm. From this we see an example of how God made something we generally think of as harmful to be helpful to creatures. Pain, suffering, diseases and animal death are to remind us of the consequences of sin. And that should always point us back to our Creator, a kind and loving God ready to save and offer peace to all who call on Him. If readers would like to comment on an article or suggest an idea for one, feel free to email Dr. Buck at: toddbucksr@gmail. com.Gospel ConcertCLEWISTON — Community Christian Church invites the community to attend a gospel concert extravaganza! On Friday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7 p.m., the Simple Faith Quartet and the Gulf State Quartet will give two hours, back to back, of music at Community Christian, located at 201 N. Francisco Street, Clewiston. This event is free to attend, with food and beverages included. The last gospel concert was “an inspirational evening for all who attended,” said one of the event’s spectators.BHR Baptist ChurchOKEECHOBEE — Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to attend its services throughout the week. Buckhead Ridge is a God-fearing church with good fellowship, good gospel singing and salvation preaching. The church has received six new members in the last two weeks. Pastor Arlen Cook brings the messages. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., morning service follows at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening service start at 6 p.m. CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL475 E. Osceola, Avenue € Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 Fax: (863) 983-1517FALL SEMESTER 2013-2014-2015 August 18, 2014 December 19,2014 Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY NIGHT-TIME CLASSES Tuition (Check or Money Order)Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900000-111 Mon&Wed 08/18/14 12/17/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 Linda Mosely Day Lab ABE 9900000-112 Tues&Thurs 08/19/14 12/18/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 Kimberly Scruggs Day Lab GED Prep 9900126-111 Mon&Wed 08/18/14 12/17/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 Linda Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900126-112 Tues&Thurs 08/19/14 12/18/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 Kimberly Scruggs Day Lab ESOL 9900040-111 Tues&Thurs 08/19/14 12/18/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 Cynthia De Las Salas Monturas Club House ESOL 9900040-112 Mon&Wed 08/18/14 12/17/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 Danielle Jean C.A.S. ESOL 9900040-113 Tues&Thurs 08/19/14 12/18/14 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 Carole Schroeder C.A.S. CONTINUING WORKFORCE EDUCATION CLASSES Tuition (Check or Money Order)Course Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Public Safety Telecommunications Mon&Thurs 08/18/14. 6:00pm9 :00pm $540.56 Kristine Petersen CHS Welding Technologies Mon-Fri 08/18/14 7:30am-12:30pm $3,245.95 David Link W eld ClassroomHendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Garry Ensor Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 Phone: (863) 983-1511 Fax: (863) 983-1517 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 14, 2014 ASSISTANT MANAGER, BUSINESS ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN FOOD SERVICE MANAGER INSTRUCTOR, ACADEMICS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR CARPENTRYEOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability SOUTH BAY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY 600 US Highway 27 S, South Bay, FL 33493 JOIN A COMMUNITY THAT CARES NOW HIRING!South Bay Correctional Facility Apply Online: www.jobs.geogroup.comThe GEO Group, Inc. is the world's leading provider of correctional, detention, and community reentry services. GEO employs top-notch talent and promotes safety, diversity and inclusion. We oer a Competitive Benets Package and Salaries RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION Dr. Todd Buck “WHAT KIND OF GOD WOULD ALLOW SUCH HORRENDOUS DIS-EASE AND MISERY TO STRIKE...”DR. TODD BUCK

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 8 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHRecently, there has been news coverage regarding Ebola Virus Disease. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is one of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees). The rst Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically. Symptoms of Ebola When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. Symptoms of EVD typically include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite. Some patients may experience the following: rash, red eyes, hiccups, cough, sore throat, chest pain, dif culty breathing and swallowing and bleeding inside and outside of the body. The most common occurrence of signs of infection is eight to 10 days, while symptoms may appear two to 21 days after exposure. Transmission When an infection does occur in humans, there are several ways in which the virus can be transmitted to others. These include: Direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected ill person Exposure to objects (such as needles) contaminated with infected secretions Participation in funeral rites that includes direct exposure (contact) to human remains in the geographic area where the outbreak is occurring EVD is often spread through close contact with infectious secretions when caring for ill persons. In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is currently experiencing symptoms or with their bodily secretions. Ebola Outbreaks Ebola virus is typically initially spread to humans after contact with infected wildlife and is then spread person-to-person through direct contact with bodily uids. Patients can transmit the virus through all stages of the illness, including postmortem (after death), if a person comes in contact with the body during funeral preparations. Precautions should be taken to limit virus transmission, through adequate sterilization of instruments and wearing appropriate protective equipment, such as masks, gowns and gloves. As of August 2014, according to the World Health Organization, a total of 1,603 cases and 887 deaths had been reported across the three affected countries. This is the largest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ever documented and the rst recorded in West Africa. For more information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC): http://www. cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html The World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int/csr/ disease/ebola/en/ and http://www.who.int/csr/ resources/publications/ebola/en/. Warning: Largest Outbreak of Fatal Disease

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNITTAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2014, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit. e proposed assessment will be collected by the Tax Collector and the assessme nt will be collected annually until terminated. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at anytime within 20 days from the date of this publication. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit. e amount of the proposed assessment is $0.0375 per Front-foot per month, not to exceed $11.25 per tract per month. e tracts subject to the assessment are depicted on the map herein. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que ha ble espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR MURRAY ROAD MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNITTAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2014, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment within the Murray Road Municipal Service Benet Unit. e proposed assessment will be collected by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until terminated. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at anytime within 20 days from the date of this publication. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to cover the costs necessary to perform minimal maintenance on Murray Road and related drainage within the Murray Road Municipal Service Benet Unit assessment area. e amount of the proposed assessment is $800.00 per Parcel per year. e parcels subject to the assessment are depicted on the map herein. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with resp ect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que ha ble espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNITTAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, at 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2014, at the Commission Room, 500 Avenue J, Room 201, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem assessment on vacant residential lots within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $24 per vacant lot to $36 per vacant lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the lot connects to the water system. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Glades County Manager, Post Oce Box 1527, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Glades County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If any individual requires special assistance or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for their attendance at the public hearing, please contact the County Manager at (863) 946-6000 at least two (2) days prior to the public hearing, so that the needs for the specic disability may be addressed. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Santiago Rodriguez al (863) 983-1472. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Donna Storter, Chairwoman Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 10 FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONLast year, nine people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use in Florida. That represents 15 percent of the state’s boating fatalities for 2013. “Alcoholand drug-related boating accidents are preventable,” said Capt. Tom Shipp of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Boating and Waterways Section. “Even one death is too many. We want all boaters to enjoy the freedom to get out on the water and the opportunity to do it safely.” That is why law enforcement agencies around the state and country are participating in “Operation Dry Water” this weekend. This nationwide, public education effort is designed to prevent alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. FWC of cers, along with local law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard, will be on the lookout for boating under the in uence (BUI) violations. “While our of cers always look for BUIs,” Shipp said, “this weekend, they will be making a special effort to stop this dangerous activity.” Boaters who have had too much to drink or who are impaired by drugs are a great danger to the boating public. “If you’re caught boating under the in uence, you may be ned and jailed, your boat may be seized, and you could lose your boating privileges,” Shipp said. “But most importantly, you are risking your life, the lives of your passengers and the lives of other people out on the water.” Saving lives is what “Operation Dry Water” is really all about. Law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and several U.S. territories typically participate, interacting with tens of thousands of boaters throughout the weekend each year and taking hundreds of impaired operators off the water before they could kill or injure themselves or someone else. “Being under the in uence of alcohol or drugs impairs a boat operator’s vision and reaction time,” Shipp said. “Sun, wind, fatigue and other conditions can intensify the effects alcohol or drugs have on a boater.” Intoxicated boaters are also susceptible to injuries or falling overboard because of impaired coordination and balance. The FWC reminds boaters to be careful and that they are responsible for making decisions that keep themselves and others safe. “We want everyone to have a great time and stay safe on the water,” Shipp said. “Carelessly choosing to operate a boat while impaired is a decision that can result in a tragic ending to an otherwise wonderful day on the water.” For more information, please visit www.operationdrywater.org or MyFWC.com/Boating. FWC supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ for 6th Year

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DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN NONPARTISANBooks are closed for new registrations and party changes for the Primary Election. EARLY VOTING Will be August 11 August 23 for the Primary Election at the: LaBelle Elections Of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. and Clewiston Elections Of“ce, 1100 S. Olympia Street; Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Weekends 9:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. ABSENTEE VOTING Absentee Ballots are also available. TO REQUEST A BALLOT BY MAIL FOR THE ELECTION CALL 863675-5230 OR 902-3392. DISABLED Anyone unable to Vote their ballot without assistance such as blind, loss of limb, or illiterate, please contact the Supervisor of Elections. ELECTION DAY The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm for voters to cast their ballot. Please bring a photo and signature ID with you to the polls. POST AUDIT The Canvassing Board will convene for the Post Audit on September 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm and September 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 14, 2014 Palm Beach State College • Dolly Hand Cultural Arts CenterBELLE GLADE, FLORIDA For tickets & information call 561-993-1160 or visit ArmyFieldBand.com September 16, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. OF THE U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND • WASHINGTON, DC FREE CONCERTAN EXCITING EVENING OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILYJAZZ AMBASSADORSBIG BAND SWING AND MUCH MORE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently concluded a joint operation with partner agencies designed to protect the environment, lawful businesses and public safety. During the four-day “Operation Wild Web” operation, of cers and investigators used the Internet to nd those intentionally selling sh and wildlife illegally, as well as committing other crimes. Cases involved the unlawful sale of pythons, bearded dragons and many other reptiles; freshwater and saltwater sh; native migratory birds and many exotic birds; as well as businesses operating without licenses and the illegal sales of vessels. “Licensed facilities and legal business can be checked to ensure animals are handled safely and humanely,” said FWC Capt. Rett Boyd, who supervised the operation. “But unlicensed facilities go without inspections for safety and cleanliness. And without a record of where they got their animals, these facilities could potentially spread dangerous diseases through their transactions, without any way to track the source of the problem.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Of ce of Law Enforcement, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources also participated, addressing issues in their own states or subject matter areas. “We designed this operation to more ef ciently protect our resources,” Boyd said. “Some people may think operating online is a way to get away with taking advantage of protected species, but we are dedicated to working with our partners to stop that.” Written arrests (notices to appear) and warnings were issued in 24 counties from Polk to Escambia. Most were second-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to $500 in nes and up to 60 days in jail. Remember – If you see or suspect a sh, wildlife or boating law violation, report it to the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline. Call 888-404-3922, text Tip@MyFWC.com, or visit MyFWC.com/ WildlifeAlert. FWC, Partners use Internet to Protect Wide Variety of Wildlife“LICENSED FACILITIES AND LEGAL BUSINESS CAN BE CHECKED TO ENSURE ANIMALS ARE HANDLED SAFELY AND HUMANELY...”FWC CAPT. RETT BOYD

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my doctorate in education management and instructions. This set my abilities to serve as a school board member far above everyone else running for the school board position. 3. Our community elected of cials need to come together in a unit to work with the state and federal of cials to get better representation at all levels. We need to ght for fair share of state and federal funds for workforce development educational training of students wanting to go on a vocational track in our schools and community adult education. My plan is that we work with other elected leaders and community agencies, employers and parents to advocate for our community to state and national elected of cials to represent their wishes to build on the good practices in our education system here in Hendry County and to work to improve areas needing to be addressed. Good practices need to be shared with all of our schools, and schools needing areas of improvements should be able to receive the help of the best practices from successful schools. Every school in our communities are doing successful practices in some way, but we need to communicate within the system and I will work with the community, schools and board to ful ll this mission. 4. ... serve all the citizens of Hendry County, giving my full efforts -not just meetings and at special opportunities for self-gain. Hendry County needs a board member who has the experience and knowledge of education operations, management and know-how to get things done in education. Well, Dr. Patrick Lucey is that person. Jon Basquin, District 5 Hendry County School Board candidate 1. The fact that I want to bring more vocation to our school system. 2. The fact that I have kids in our school system, and have worked with the youth in our community for the past 15 years through various venues, such as athletics, livestock and church. 3. We need more vocation for those students that have no interest in college, to let them know that there are other opportunities to have a ful lling career. 4. ... do my best to represent my District. To have their voices and concerns be heard through me. I know I will only be one of ve members, I won't make promises I cannot keep, but I will give them my all. Judy Cross-McClure, District 4 Hendry County School Board candidate 1. Open door policy, and that I am very interested in having more vocational courses and college preparatory courses, as education through these courses are the environment for which our social, economical, cultural and political goals will improve. 2. 10 years on the Hendry County School Board for District 3; former president of the Florida School Boards Association in Tallahassee, Fla., which all 67 counties belong to; charter member of the Small County Council of Schools, for which I wrote the bi-laws; I sat on the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) in Tallahassee, Fla., which sets the amount of money that each county gets per student; member of the Board of Directors of the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) in 1988-89, which makes the rules and regulations that govern all high school activities; I sat on the Drug Awareness Program for Florida in 1989, at which time we set up and put on drug programs throughout the state for school board members and administrators, along with our staff. 3. Vocational training and college preparatory courses. By speaking directly to our senators and representatives for additional funding and asking them that if they mandate a course/program, they should completely fund it. 4. ... do my best to uphold the values and laws of the state of Florida and to be available through my Open Door Policy to speak to any student, parent, teacher and tax payer, on any concerns they might have. I promise to be fair in all my decisions that concern the Hendry County School Board. John Perry, District 4 Hendry County School Board candidate 1. I have served 18 years on the school board. Three of those years I served as the chairman, four as the vice-chairman. 2. I graduated college with a degree in accounting and have a sound nancial background. I have owned and operated my own business, John Perry Insurance Agency, for 24 years and have experience in making sound business decisions. My experience on the board and business background are essential because the school board is big business. Its budget this year is over 60 million dollars. It's the second largest employer in Hendry County. Because its big business, it needs someone with experience and business "sense" to help ensure our dollars are managed wisely and our children get the educational opportunities they deserve. I grew up in Hendry County, graduated from Clewiston High School and care about our community and its residents. I have been active in the community coaching youth sports for 14 years, was a director and Past President of the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, served on the Hendry County Value Adjustment Board for 4 years, been active in Eastside Elementary Parent Teacher Organization and have supported the Tiger Boosters nancially for 24 years. This past year, I worked over 40 hours helping build the new playground in Clewiston. Since being elected two years ago, I was appointed vice chairman of the School Board by my fellow board members and also appointed to the newly formed Hendry-Clewiston Recreation Board, whose responsibilities is managing the recreation budget for the children of eastern Hendry County. 3. One of the biggest education needs is attracting and keeping quality teachers. We have many great teachers in Hendry County, but have had dif culty in the last few years hiring quality math, reading and English teachers at some of our schools, namely Clewiston Middle School. At the last school board meeting, the board gave the superintendent, Paul Puletti, permission to offer " nancial incentives" to attract highly effective teachers to these problem areas. Another concern, as was my concern two years ago, was our ever increasing health insurance costs. I promised two years ago to address this problem and am happy to report that we now will be able to offer a health insurance plan that is over 20 percent lower than when I was elected two years ago. 4. ... continue to use my experience and business skills to ensure that the children of Hendry County get the quality education they deserve. I will listen to the concerns and ideas of my constituents and respond to their inquiries promptly and accurately. The role of a school board member, by state statutes, is to make policy and oversee the budget. Because of my 18 years experience and business background, I feel that I am the most quali ed candidate to represent the taxpayers and children of Hendry County. Stephanie Schneider Busin, District 4 Hendry County School Board candidate 1. As a parent with children enrolled in the school district, I recognize the importance of fostering an inviting and transparent school district where an organized effort is made to engage and empower parents and students to be partners in education. I feel we can make an immediate positive impact, as a district, by video recording workshops and board meetings and making them available online to provide a more convenient way for all parents and taxpayers to receive rsthand information about decisions being made in the interest of local students and funded with tax dollars. I want to embrace technology and utilize social media to improve the communication ow to parents and provide platforms for respectful dialogue about what we can do, as a district, to better meet the needs of our students and families. 2. As a highly engaged parent of two children in our schools, I'm in touch with the needs of our students, schools, and families of Hendry County on many different levels and my rsthand dayto-day experience fosters a broad perspective of local public education. As the mother of a child in a general education classroom, I'm immersed in the changing culture of mainstream public education. As the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I understand the challenges and the value of educating children who learn differently. As the wife of an elementary school principal, I have secondto-none insight into the extraordinary efforts and challenges administration and teachers face to accommodate all children. My personal investments with community organizations like Drug Free Hendry County and as a member of the Hendry County Education Improvement Task Force afford me to opportunities to engage students on both sides on the county in areas I'm very passionate about that address the whole student, such as career success skills, nancial literacy, and the importance of making good overall choices. My community involvement with Hendry County Exceptional Equestrians, the Miss Hendry County Pageant, and the Clewiston Recreational Baseball League provides me the chance to connect with students and parents outside of a school setting and be a mentor to young people in our community. 3. Our county has rather overwhelming socio-economic statistics to contend with. The approximate annual household median income hovers around $36,000 and 83% of Hendry County students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Poverty has a profound negative impact on student achievement. 64% of Hendry County students were self-identi ed as Hispanic and we have a high percentage of English Language Learners (ELL) in the district. Communication barriers have a profound negative impact on student achievement as well. We are ultimately competing with more af uent and less diverse counties for state academic ranking. Our school district desperately needs expanded nancial resources to recruit and retain highly quali ed teachers and adequately staff our schools to meet the diverse needs of our population. We need policies that factor in our speci c needs and provide us with the resources to meet and eventually exceed the state standards. This involves the need for our elected education of cials to lobby our state legislators for favorable rural education policies. As your board member, I will be the proverbial "squeaky wheel" that keeps our legislators informed of our needs and works to get the resources our students and schools need. 4. ... serve Hendry County as a full-time, visible and accessible board member. The students of this county will be my professional focus and I will never lose sight of who I serve and what's at stake. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 12 CANDIDATESContinued From Page 1

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Bull riders call it “the luck of the draw.” At the rodeo, bucking bulls are assigned to riders randomly. Since 50 percent of a rider’s score is based on how well the bull bucks, riders hope for one that bucks well enough for a top score, but not well enough to unseat them or injure them. They all know being thrown is something to expect, and being injured is not a matter of “if” but “when.” That’s what makes the sport so dangerous and so exciting. Rodeo fans will nd plenty of excitement at South Florida rodeos. Labor Day weekend, rodeo fans are invited to the roughest-and-toughest professional bull riders and bull ghters event at Florida’s Cowtown Rodeo, at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena. The renovated grandstand arena provides covered outdoor seating, giving spectators an up-close-and-personal rodeo viewing experience while keeping them shaded from the Florida sun. Rodeo contestants of Florida’s Cowtown Labor Day Rodeo h ave their sights set on prize money and points to advance their careers on the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association circuit. On March 8, 2014, Florida’s Cow Town Rodeo began in bloody horror as rodeo fans watched the rst bull rider out of the chute, Je rey Ramagos, su er serious injuries from a head-tohead collision with the rodeo bull, Big Deal. Ramagos, from Zachary, La., was airlifted to the ICU trauma unit at Ft. Pierce’s Lawnwood Medical Center. “We want the Labor Day rodeo to be thrilling for our rodeo fans, and without witnessing injuries like those in our spring rodeo. We are happy to say that Je rey Ramagos, the bullrider injured in our spring rodeo, has already healed and is currently competing in the PRCA,” said Todd Clemons, president of the Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Association. The historic Okeechobee Cattlemen’s rodeo arena is located in the heart of Okeechobee County on 441 North. Advance tickets for Florida’s Cow Town Rodeo can be purchased online at www. okeechobeecattlemensassociation.com; at Eli’s Western Wear in Okeechobee; or in-person at the rodeo grounds. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children six and under. For information on Florida’s Cow Town Rodeo, please visit www. okeechobeecattlemensassociation. com or Facebook. More information on lodging or other o erings in the city of Okeechobee, please visit www. okeechobee-tdc.com. Events on the calendar for the coming year include: • The Brighton Seminole Fred Smith Arena hosts barrel racing practice and team roping practice Fo r a current schedule, go online to www. rezrodeo.com. The arena is o State Road 721 on Brighton Seminole Reservation in Glades County. Fo r information online, go to www.rezrodeo.com.• On Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17, the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center will host the All Florida Junior Rodeo Association 2015 season kicko Youth from ages 5 to 14 from all over the State of Florida will compete in 11 rodeo events. There is no charge for the public to attend, and the concession stand will be open, with the proceeds going to 4-H. Rodeo starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Cowboy Church will be at 8 a.m. Sunda y morning. The entrance to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is o State Road 710. • The Okeechobee AgriCivic Center will host the Turnin’ N Burnin’ Summe r Buckle Series Jackpo t Barrel Race on Friday, Aug. 22. Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel racing starts at 7 p.m. There is no charge for spectators. • The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cente r will host the NBHA District 5 Barrel Race on Saturday, Aug. 23. Exhibition runs will start at 11 a.m.; Barrel race starts at 1 p.m.; A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. • On Sunday, Aug. 3, Kaza Productions will present a Mexican Rodeo at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center from 1 to 8 p.m.• The Ocala Shrine Rodeo is planned for Aug. 29-30 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A), in Ocala. For more information online, go to http://www. ocalarodeo.com. • A Kids Summer Rodeo Series even t will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Junior Cypress Entertainmen t Complex on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. The facility is only 18 miles north of I-75 between Naples and R o d e o e x c i t e m e n t r e t u r n s t o B i g L a k e a r e a Rodeo excitement returns to Big Lake area Special to Going OutA bull ghter distracts a bull so the rider can get out of the arena safely. There is plenty of action and danger in the rodeo sport of bull riding. Special to Going OutRodeo action is back at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S. Highway 441. The next rodeo will be over Labor Day weekend. See RODEOS — Page 2

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Fort Lauderdale. For more information, online go to jrcarena.com or call 863983-8923. • The Miss Rodeo Florida Association pageant will be held in Okeechobee Sept. 25–27. Contestants from around the state of Florida will participate in the three-day event that selects four new rodeo queens ranging in age from 7 to 25. All contestants compete in horsemanship, speech, appearance, personal interview, modeling and impromptu questions. The winner of the Miss Rodeo Florida title ( age 19 – 25) wins a $1,000 scholarship and goes on to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas, Nev. Fo r additional information, please visit www. MissRodeoFlorida.com, or contact Trac y Clements at 407-908-2182. • The Florida Cowboy Heritage Festival will be Sept. 26-27, 2014 a t the Silver Spurs Arena at the Osceol a Heritage Park in Kissimmee, presented by the Florida Cow Culture Preservation Society in conjunction with the Florida Ranch Rodeo Finals. For more information online, go to http://www. thecrackertenor.com/Florida_Ranch_ Rodeo_Finals.html, • The 77th Annual Brighton Field Days, featuring PRCA Rodeo and Xtreme Bulls, will be held Feb. 13-15, 2015 at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. For more information online, go to www.rezrodeo. com. • The Swamp Cabbage Festival Rodeo is held the last full weekend in February each year, at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on S.R. 29 in LaBelle. For more information online, go to swampcabbagefestival.org. • The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena is the site for the spring Florida’s Cowtown Rodeo in March. For information, go to http://www. okeechobeecattlemensassociation.com. • The Raising Cane Rodeo is held in Clewiston in March in conjunction with the Hendry County Fair. Fo r more information online, go to www. hendrycountyfair.com. • The 86th Annual Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo will be held March 13-15, 2015, at the Arcadi a Arena, 124 Heard Street (two blocks o U.S. Highway 17) in Arcadia. Fo r more information online, go to www. arcadiarodeo.com. • The 22nd Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo returns on March 27 and 28, 2015, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A), in Ocala. For more information online, go to http://www.ocalarodeo.com. Ranch RodeoRanch rodeos, which h ave become more popular in recent years, attract working cowboys who work on South Florida ranches. The events in a ranch rodeo are based on the actual skills the cowboys use to work cattle. Unlike PRCA events, ranch rodeo is a team sport. Just as the cowboys work together on a ranch, they work together and help each other in the arena events. Another di erence is the equipment used. While PRCA cowboys use special rodeo saddles and equipment, those in ranch rodeos use the same equipment and tack that the cowboy uses in everyday work. In addition to events such as calf roping and bronc riding, events in a ranch rodeo may include team doctoring, team sorting, wild cow milking, calf branding, relay race, double mugging and colt riding (sometimes called the wild horse ranch.) In these events, the team works together to perform a task similar to those done on ranches. There are a few di erences. The “brand” in the rodeo is covered with chalk or paint. “Doctoring” is indicated by dabbing a bit of paint on a cow to indicate giving it medicine. Ranch rodeo rules vary from state to state and even from rodeo to rodeo according to Dusty Holley, Florida Cattlemen’s Association director of eld services. For those new to the sport, the announcer explains the rules to the spectators as the rodeo unfolds. Bronc riding is similar to that seen in other rodeos, but closer to what actually happens on a ranch when a horse decides to start bucking. For colt riding, instead of starting with a bronc in a chute, a haltered horse is in the arena, held by one member of the team while the others attempt to saddle it and then one team member must mount the horse and ride it to the end of the arena. This is no easy task and it is not unusual for this event to have no succ essful rides. This event is also sometimes called the wild horse race. In the double-mugging event, one person will rope a yearling calf and other team members will help take the yearling to the ground and secure the animal with rope.PRCAAccording to the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA), legend has it that American rodeo was born on July 4, 1869 when two groups of cowboys from neighboring ranches met in Deer Trail, Colo., to settle an argument over who was the best at performing everyday ranching tasks. That competition is considered to be the rst rodeo which evolved into rodeo as we know it today. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) was created almost by accident in 1936 when a group of cowboys walked out of a rodeo at the Boston Gardens to protest the actions of rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who refused to add the cowboys’ entry fees to the rodeo’s total purse. The promoter nally g ave in to the cowboys’ demands, and the successful “strike’’ led to the formation of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association. The cowboys chose that name because, while they were slow to organize, when push nally came to shove, they weren’t afraid to stick their necks out to get what they wanted. In 1945, the Turtles changed their name to the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and in 1975, the organization became the PRCA.Florida High School Rodeo & Junior High School RodeoThe Florida High School Rodeo Association hosts competitions for rodeo teams from Florida High Schools. Rodeo contestants travel around the state competing in a series of high schools earning points toward their state rankings. The top 15 in each event competes in the state nals, and the top four nishers in each event at the state level go on to compete in the National High School Rodeo Finals. Contestants must be enrolled in high school and be in good standing. Report cards must be turned in every nine weeks. The Florida Junior High School Rodeo Association is a division of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The top 20 in each event at the end of the season move on to compete at the Florida State Finals. The top four in each event after state nals then h ave the option of moving on to compete at the national nals. For current rodeo schedules go online to http:// sra.homestead.com.Professional Bull RidingThe rules are simple: Place a wiry cowboy on the back of a hulking, snorting temperamental 2,000 pound bull and see if he can stay on for an eternal eight seconds ... with one hand strapped to the bull. Headquartered in Colorado, the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding. They felt that, as the most popular event at a rodeo, bull riding deserved to be in the limelight and could easily stand alone. More than 1,200 bull riders from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico hold PBR memberships. They compete in more than 300 bull riding events per year on either the elite tour, the Touring Pro Division, or the PBR International circuits. The ultimate goal for PBR athletes each year is to qualify for the prestigious PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the coveted title of PBR World Champion is decided.Mexican rodeoMexican rodeos or charreadas include some familiar rodeo events, such as bull riding (although instead of riding for eight seconds, the contestant tries to stay on until the bull stops bucking), and some events that are not seen in traditional rodeos in the U.S. such as trick riding. Mexican rodeos are also known for colorful traditional costumes and pageantry. Music plays a big part in Mexican rodeos, which are as much a social gathering as a sporting event. There’s plenty of rodeo action within driving distance of communities in the Lake Okeechobee area. Rodeos range from kids trying their skills in youth competitions to professional rodeo riders competing for prize money and points toward national championships at events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Cra Fair in the Woods e 8 th AnnualSaturday, November 8thFreedom Ranch € 11655 US Hwy 441 SE € Okeechobee, FL 34974Phone: 863.763.9800 or Email: cra fairinthewoods@gmail.com Applications available beginning on Monday, September 1 st Coming This Fall! 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2014 RODEOSContinued From Page 1 Types of Rodeo

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August 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 3 Tickets on sale nowBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION – Country music legend Joe Dif e, known for such chart-topping hits as “Third Rock From the Sun,” “John Deere Green” and “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox,” will bring his talents to Seminole Casino Brighton on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Special guests include comedy and musical duo Williams and Ree. Tickets are on sale now at the Casino Cash Cage or order by phone at 800-360-9875. Tickets are $35 for General Admission and $25 for Player’s Club Members. Adding to the excitement, Las Vegas male revue sensation and Australia’s hottest export, “Thunder From Down Under,” are coming to Seminole Casino Brighton on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Since their performance debut, nearly seven million people h ave wat ched them perform. Hailed as one of the Top 12 Sexiest Shows in Las Vegas, “Thunder From Down Under” will get your pulse racing as you witness these sexy Aussies strut their stu Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 1, at the Casino Cash Cage or order by phone at 800-360-9875. End the summer with a vacation to y our favorite destination anywhere in the world! Swipe your Player’s Club card daily for a free entry, earn additional entries each time you play and you could w in a $2,000 Travel Certi cate. Drawings w ill be held Fridays in August at 10 p.m. Take your golf game to the next level w ith a brand new golf cart. Earn entries every time you play and swipe your Player’s Club card daily for a free entry. Drawings will be held Saturdays in August at 10 p.m. Arrive at your next golf game in style! Lawn mowing could be a breeze with a new lawn tractor. Swipe your Player’s Club card daily for a free entry and earn additional entries each time you play. Drawings will be held Sundays at 8 p.m. Seminole Casino Brighton is bringing the fun this month with two exciting nights of Party Bingo! On Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., it will be time to turn down the lights and turn up the fun! Party Bingo participants can enjoy dancing, glow products, games and giveaways. There will be a $10 door pack and up to $1,500 in cash prizes available. One must be 18 to party and 21 or older to drink. Drive away a winner on Aug. 30 with a fun 2014 Chevy Sonic. Visit the casino every day and swipe your Player’s Club Card for a free entry, and earn more each time you play. Play in our $10,000 Deep Stack Free Roll Poker Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 31, for your chance to win big. Play daily in August to earn your way in or play in a Quali er Tournament on Sundays, Aug. 17 and 24. See the Brush Stand for complete details. Please contact the casino or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 421 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smokefree environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. C o u n t r y l e g e n d J o e D i f f i e Country legen d Joe Diffie b r i n g s c h a r t t o p p i n g h i t s t o brings chart-topping hits to S e m i n o l e C a s i n o B r i g h t o n Seminole Casino Brighton

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www.thetin shokeechobee.com Come & Enjoy a Fishermans Combo 301 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 863.357.0722Hours of OperationSun urs 11am 9+ Fri & Sat 11am 10+TIN FISH LOVES OKEECHOBEEDue to the overwhelming success of Tin Fish Okeechobee, we are proud to announce the opening of2 New Tin Fish Locations: Tin Fish Sarasota Tin Fish Sunrise Plantation& receive a complimentary Large so drink or a Tin Fish dra beer 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2014 PERFORMING A RTS Plays, Concerts & More... O C T p l a n s n e w s e a s o n OCT plans new seasonOKEECHOBEE — Season tickets for the 2014-2015 Okeechobee Community Theatre will go on sale in August. The plays this season will include, “The Service at Rocky Blu ” in November; “The Wizard of Oz” in December; and, “Egad, It’s Rotten Rodney” in March. For ticket information, see the website at http://www.okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com/season.html. J a z z M a r k e t i n F o r t P i e r c e Jazz Market in Fort PierceFORT PIERCE — Every Saturday during the summer, the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market “featuring creative arts & crafts,” 101 Melody Lane, in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of the Indian River from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Original handmade crafts, stained glass, Highwaymen paintings, hand-painted glassware and much more are available for purchase. Funds raised support education programs and area scholarships. For vendor information, please email: TheMarket@jazzsociety.org. F i r e h o u s e C o m m u n i t y T h e a t r e Firehouse Community TheatreLABELLE — The Firehouse Community Theatre is selling season tickets for their 2014-2015 season online at www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com. The season will include “Marrying Walt” in November, “Drinking Habits” in December, “Little Shop of Horrors” in January, “Up Close From a Distance” in February and “Back on Broadway” in March. For more information, call 863-675-3066. Area special events... L a b o r D a y F e s t i v a l i n O k e e c h o b e e Labor Day Festival in OkeechobeeOKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s annual Labor Day Festival, sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street, will return Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. The festival will include a variety of arts and crafts and food booths. Bring your own folding chair to sit back and enjoy entertainment by local performers. On Monday, Sept. 1, the B.R.A.T. Club Labor Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m., following the usual parade route from the old U-S ave par king lot on U.S. 441 (Parrott Avenue) north to State Road 70, and then west on State Road 70 to the end of Flagler Park. For more information, call 863357-6246 (MAIN). A l l i g a t o r H a t c h i n g F e s t i v a l Alligator Hatching FestivalPALMDALE — Gatorama will host the annual “Alligator Hatching Festival” Aug. 23 to Sept. 1 at the animal park at 6180 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale, Fla. Visitors to Gatorama will also be able to learn about the history of the American alligator and how the populations h ave been protected through one of the most truly successful, sustainable-use management programs ever implemented. American alligators h ave been o the endangered species list since 1987 and populations are still growing. Alligator farming is an important part of the program. For more information about tickets, and directions, call 863-675-0623 or visit www.Gatorama.com. R e p t i c o n RepticonWEST PALM BEACH — Repticon, the West Palm Beach Reptile Show, will be held Aug. 30 and 31 at 2231 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Reptile vendors will o er reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and more. The event will include educational live-animal seminars and frequent free ra es. For information, call 863-268-4273. Special to Going OutBarrel racing can be found at area rodeos and at special barrel racing competitions. The cowgirls race the clock as they guide their horses in a pattern around three barrels.

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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 863-983-1493 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 event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Chamber of ce 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.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.Rainbow RunJoin Active Citizens For Children on Sept. 20 at the Clewiston Elks Lodge Field, located on S. Francisco St., for the annual Rainbow Run. Come to the race dressed in a white t-shirt and get ready to be showered by a rainbow of colors as you go through each color station. The race is not timed and everyone is considered a winner. This is all about fun, and funky attire is welcome. ACFC will provide you with sunglasses, one packet of color and a ticket for a free continental breakfast to use during the color after-party, featuring music and dancing at the end of the race. Extra color packets will be available for purchase. It’s for a great cause! All proceeds go towards ACFC events like Winter Wonderland and the School Supply give-a-way. Donations are accepted from now through Sept. 12. For more information on registration fees or forms, please contact Mercedes Vary at 863-5998950 or Brenda Holcomb at 863-228-3690. For information via email, please send questions to: activecitizensforchildren@yahoo.com or call the Clewiston Chamber at 863-983-7979.Community Fun DayThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Community Policing Unit and the Chamber of Commerce and local civic organizations have partnered together to host the Community Fun Day. This free event will be held at the Clewiston Civic Park on Sugarland Hwy. on August 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food and refreshments, live music/entertainment, numerous public safety and community civic group displays and activities for children including a bounce house, clowns, and pony rides. 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 14, 2014 COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION 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.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.Westside Elementary Open HouseThe Westside Elementary School’s Open House will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Annual Title I meeting). For more information, please call 863-9831570. Westside Elementary is located on 205 W. Arroyo Ave., Clewiston. SCHOOL BRIEFS The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants your nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award. Since 1985, this award has recognized 30 women who have made a signi cant contribution to Florida agriculture. Recipients of the Woman of the Year in Agriculture award have come from all parts of the industry, including cattle, vegetables, timber, citrus, row crops, equine, horticulture, tropical fruits, sugar cane, dairy, agricultural journalism and agricultural education and outreach. The 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture, Lynetta Usher Griner, was recognized for her contributions to forestry, environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation. Griner was the rst female elected as president of the Florida Forestry Association. Nominees for the award must be at least 25 years of age, be active in the agriculture industry and have resided in the state of Florida for the past 10 consecutive years. In addition, she must serve her community in some professional or civic capacity and have made some unique or outstanding contribution to the agriculture industry. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award is August 15. The recipient will be honored at next year’s Florida State Fair in Tampa. For more information about the program or to download the 2014 nomination application, visit http://www.freshfrom orida.com/ Divisions-Of ces/Marketing-and-Development/ Agriculture-Industry/Agricultural-Awards-andHonors/Woman-of-the-Year-in-AgricultureAward. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com. Award Honors Local WomenThe Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 18 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHAugust is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Healthiest Weight Florida, in collaboration with WIC, Healthy Start, the Florida Child Care Food Program and the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, is announcing its own August Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity as well as encourage breastfeeding friendly communities throughout the state of Florida. Each week a new component will be announced which will introduce new and exciting resources for women and families, employers, child care facilities, hospitals and healthcare professionals. “Breastfeeding plays a critical role in the health of both mother and child,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Of cer for Children’s Medical Services. “Educating and supporting new and expecting parents helps create healthy and sustainable practices that bene t Florida’s infants and families.” Infant feeding is one of the most important decisions a family can make. Research shows that babies that receive only breast milk for the rst six months of life are less likely to develop a wide range of chronic and acute diseases including ear infections, diarrheal diseases, asthma, obesity and respiratory illnesses. They are also less likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In addition, breastfeeding for nine months reduces a baby’s odds of being overweight by 30 percent. Mothers bene t from breastfeeding with a decreased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. The Florida Department of Health, as well as medical organizations such as the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommends that babies exclusively breastfeed for about the rst six months of life and continue to breastfeed for at least one to two years to achieve optimal health. Based on 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 71.8 percent of women in Florida have ever tried breastfeeding compared to the national average of 76.5 percent. The Department of Health offers a variety of programs, materials and resources to encourage breastfeeding friendly environments throughout the sunshine state. The Florida WIC Program offers counseling and breastfeeding materials to pregnant and breastfeeding clients. WIC also participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) breastfeeding peer counseling program. Florida’s Healthy Start promotes healthy behaviors and provides services to pregnant women, women in between pregnancies, infants and children to obtain the support needed to reduce the risks for poor health outcomes. The Florida Child Care Food Program (CCFP) awards recognitions to breastfeeding friendly facilities and provides education to child care providers through workshops, online modules, and educational materials. The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention supports the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a recognition established by Baby-Friendly USA promoting human milk as the best source of nourishment for new babies. Evidence shows several speci c practices in birth facilities can signi cantly affect breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity. For more information, visit www.HealthiestWeightFL.com/bf. Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-pro t organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida’s children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. Promoting Awareness During National Breastfeeding Month FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHThe Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month and encourages parents to have their children immunized now to avoid the back-to-school immunization rush. Department of Health of ces statewide are provide free immunization services for eligible children who are entering school for the rst time and those who are returning to class in the upcoming school year. Parents of kindergartners and 7th graders are encouraged to review their children’s immunization record to ensure they are ready for the upcoming school year. Students entering college are also encouraged to ensure their immunizations are up to date. Vaccines can help develop immunity to infectious diseases by enabling the body to recognize and ght vaccine-preventable diseases. “Vaccinations can help protect children and families in our communities from the spread of infectious diseases. Please take time now to review your child’s immunization records,” said Pat Dobbins, Administrator and Health Of cer for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties. “If your child is due for their school shots, please take your child to their health care provider or to the health department before the “back to school rush” begins.” The following vaccines are required for children entering pre-school and grades K-12: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis B. Students entering college should check with their college health services of ce regarding any immunization requirements. Visit the Florida Department of Health’s website to learn which immunizations your child may need. You may also call the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties for more information. LaBelle: (863) 674-4041, Clewiston: (863) 983-1408, Moore Haven: (863) 946-0707. GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICEOn August 12, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement in the wake of violence in the Middle East: “As the crisis continues in the Middle East, Florida stands with Israel and speci cally recognizes Israel’s right to defend all Israelis against acts of violence from Hamas. “Israel’s ght to end the senseless terrorism and violence of Hamas should unite all Americans. We must not pretend that this issue is ‘complicated’ as many pundits suggest. One thing here is not complicated at all: Hamas wants to destroy Israel. Hamas are the perpetrators. “Support for Israel is a moral issue, above politics. I agree with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s assessment that there are ‘way too few, lone voices around the world criticizing’ the continued violence from Hamas. “Violence against Jewish people and any act of anti-Semitism have no place in Florida or any part of the world that values freedom and democracy, without which there can be no peace.” National Immunization Awareness Month is HereAvoid the back-to-school immunization rush Governor Rick Scott: We Must Stand with Israel“WE MUST NOT PRETEND THAT THIS ISSUE IS ‘COMPLICATED’ AS MANY PUNDITS SUGGEST. ONE THING HERE IS NOT COMPLICATED AT ALL: HAMAS WANTS TO DESTROY ISRAEL.”GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

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Auctions PUBLIC AUCTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH 11AM BOTH DAYS 1491 WESTERN WAY, LABELLE, FL. 2 tracts of land totaling 58.65 acres custom built home and barn, personal property offered separately ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ABSOLUTE. trucks, tractors, tools, guns, antiques, RV, boat farming equipment, shop equipment, cattle, for complete list go to www. gulfcoastrealtyauctions. com 239-242-7661 ab1389/au415 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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 Employment Full Time 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 Christian Youth Leader Needed First United Methodist Church of Clewiston seeks a part-time, paid Christian Youth Leader to lead our youth ministry program (ages 12-18, Middle School and High School). For more information and to secure a position description and job application, please contact Pastor Jeff Smith via email at FUMCPJ@aol.com Employment Full Time DIESEL MECHANICS $23.34 per Hour Will work on a large agriculture property out of a service truck performing maintenance and repairs on tractors and agricultural implements. Experience with hydraulic, electrical, HVAC and diesel engine repair are needed to be successful in this position. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on agricultural and industrial equipment including cultivators, discs, tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, stationary pumps, and over the road equipment. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.HELP WANTED GENERAL MANAGER The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors is accepting applications and resumes (both) for the position of General Manager of the Barron Water Control District, a Section 298 Special District and by inter-local agreement, Manager of the Port LaBelle Community Development District, a Section 190 Special District. Applications may be obtained from the District of ce. Applications will be accepted until August 29, 2014 Barron Water Control District is an equal opportunity employer. Mark Colbert, Chairman Barron Water Control District 3293 Dellwood Terrace Port LaBelle 863-675-0346 HELP WANTEDCity of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Accountant Accounting Specialist Accounting Clerk Please refer to www.cityofpahokee.com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screening and background checkExperienced Diesel Techs Needed!Contact Wallace International Trucks Ft. Myers (239) 334-1000 HELP WANTEDCity of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Accountant Accounting Specialist Accounting Clerk Please refer to www.cityofpahokee.com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screening and background check 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 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 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. MECHANIC’S JOB FAIR Tuesday, August 26 Clewiston Holiday Inn 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. U.S. Sugar is seeking candidates with exceptional Mechanical Skills. If you have at least three years of Mechanical Experience with Plant Machinery, Railroad Locomotives or Heavy Farm Equipment, we may have the ideal position for you. If unable to attend email your experience to the Following. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Brief Paragraph is Fine. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeTRACK INSPECTOR Responsibilities 1. Inspects railroad track structure for compliance with railroad policy and federal/state regulations. 2. Detects deviations from the federal/state regulations. 3. Implements remedial action on defects and les reports in computer system. 4. Repairs or directs crews to repair or replace track structure defects. 5. Examines roadbed, switches, rails, and ties to detect damage or wear. 6. Operates switches to determine working conditions. 7. Prepares reports on repairs made and equipment, railcars, or roadbed needing repairs. 8. Directs crews to repair or replace defective equipment or to re-ballast roadbed. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 1. Minimum of 7 years of previous track inspection/railroad operations experience. 2. Working knowledge of computers. Must be able to enter and retrieve data using computer systems, systems applications, and other of ce equipment. 3. A valid driver’s license is required. Commercial driver’s license recommended. Jdooley@ussugar.com 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014

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Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Part TimePahokee Housing Authority, Inc. is now accepting applications for a Quali ed Air Conditioner Technician Please submit resume with credentials to: Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. Attn.: Julia A. Hale 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476 or you may fax your resume at 561-924-1952 PHA is an Equal Employer and Promotes a Drug-Free Workplace Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. PhotographyWeddings, Engagements, Family, Maternity, Newborns, Seniors, Boudoir, Quiences, Events. 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 Musical InstrumentsCable Piano GUC, Full Keyboard, Modern Light wood color. Asking $200 Call 863-674-0349 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 Houses RentLrg. 3BR/2 BA Block house. 2,000 sq. ft., Tile oors on double lot. w/ Workshop $825 month. Call (863) 509-0096 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 Houses Sale MONTURA 5ba./3ba. 2004 Model. 1.25 acres, 2100 sq. ft. Pool, surveillance system. Fireplace, fenced. $94,500. Sugar Realty 786-709-3917 Mobile Home Rent2010 3BR, 2BA, Doublewide, Manufactured Home in Tower Lake Estates, 1822 Matthew Loop. $750 mo. + sec. Call (863)599-2632 CLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide, W/D, CAC, & Storage shed. On dead end road. $600 mo., plus security. (954)495-5244. Mobile Home RentMoore Haven Mobile homes for rent $425 & up Call 863-509-0096 Mobile HomeSaleMobile Home Sale 10x35 ft. Ready to move in! Park Model Completely renovated w/ all new appli., including water heater & a/c units. Needs relocated, some nancing avail. with dep. Asking $8,450 obo. Call William 954-495-5244 for appointment. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public NoticeNOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014_ at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. NOTICE monthly meeting will be held every fourth Wednesday of each month in the year of 2014. UNLESS otherwise advertised. 466470 CN 8/14,21/2014 HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE Selection Committee Meeting for RFQ 2014-17 There will be a meeting on Thursday August 21, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. to review and select the submittals for Designing and Permitting Services and CEI Services for construction of a 12’ wide turn lane from southbound and northbound CR 835 to the proposed private assess road serving the main entrance of an Industrial development in Hendry County. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Conference Room, located at 640 Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863)-983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 466709 CN 8/14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeFirst BankAdministrative AssistantFirst Bank is seeking an administrative assistant for the Belle Glade Branch with a minimum of ten years experience. Requires community involvement. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and con dential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Must possess knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Work requires continual attention to detail in composition, typing and proo ng materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at 863-983-9473 or send an e-mail to nsparks@ rst1bank.com or 300 East Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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.Central County Water Control District Request for Proposal2005 or newer Water Truck Central County Water Control District is accepting sealed proposals for a year 2005 or newer Diesel water truck, any make, with the following speci cations: Diesel engine, air brakes, at least a 2000 gallon water tank, PTO driven pump, rear spray assembly with ladder and hydrant ll, cab controls, air controls, slotted hold down system, front spray and rear spray. Proposals are to be submitted on the District’s Proposal Form that may be obtained from the District, in a sealed envelope clearly marked “PROPOSAL FOR WATER TRUCK”. Sealed proposals will be received by the District, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Fl 33440 until 5pm. on August 27, 2014. The sealed proposals shall be publicly opened and read at 7:15 p.m. on August 27, 2014, during the regular meeting of the District, at the District’s meeting room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, waive technicalities and make award(s) deemed to be in the best interest of the District. Please direct questions and requests for proposal forms to Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District, at (863) 983-5797. 466725 CN 8/14,21/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the SKW Prep 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 242 2009 1184428-A0001160000 Winsome Building Concepts LLC The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466693 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 2693 2011 1074433-03000190010 Ella III LLC Lot 1 in Block 19 of WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, page 1 thru 2 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466694 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF INTENT TO DESIGNATE POSITIONS FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT SERVICE CLASS Take notice that the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will consider designating the positions of Budget Director and Planning and Community Development Director for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class within the Florida Retirement System under the provisions of Section 121.055, Florida Statutes, at its regularly scheduled meeting, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 466759 CN/CB 8/14/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 20

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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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1207 2010 1284331-A0000360000 Betty Zewin The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 355, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466690 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1210 2010 1284331-A0000470000 Betty Zewin The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 354, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466691 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 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 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 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 2194 2008 1344432-A0000990000 Alexander & Esmeralda Albores The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, 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 4303, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466700 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 2767 2011 1314433-A0002290000 Osvaldo & Elisa S Arcieri The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5854, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466695 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 2784 2011 1314433-A0003020000 Adrian Giraldo The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road for the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5803, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466696 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 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 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 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 1131 2011 1274331-010000G0080 Jake & Eileen Pearson TR ITF Austin J Pearson and Xavier J Pearson, minor children The Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 8, Block G, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466692 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 1269 2009 1134432-A0000900000 Ana M Quntana-Marquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3605, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466701 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 2918 2011 1214334-01000060110 Freddy L Scott + Cynthia Scott + David Scott + Devon Scott II + Moneek McTier Lot 11, in Block 6, of Harlem Addition No. 4 to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466699 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 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 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 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 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 1456 2009 1154432-A0001740100 Leovirdo & Frances Abad + Jorge Diaz + Ada Diaz The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, 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 Track 2530, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466702 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 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 3117 2011 1214334-040000E0080 Riley B Lewis Lot 8, Block E, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, a subdivision of the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August, 2014 Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466713 CN 8/14/2014 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO GRANTING AN AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the Clewiston Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance granting an ad valorem tax exemption to ALTAIR Training Solutions, Inc., entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN AD VALOREM TAXATION TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY FOR ALTAIR TRANING SOLUTIONS, INC., A NEW BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED REVENUE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO ALTAIR TRAINING SOLUTIONS, INC.; GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION TO ALTAIR TRAINING SOLUTIONS, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH THE EXEMPTION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE EXEMPTION; REQUIRING THE BUSINESS TO ENTER INTO A TAX EXEMPTION AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 466737 CN/CB 8/14/2014 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 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 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 9/9/14 SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6), and 1006.07(2) F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6), and 1006.07(2) F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on September 9, 2014. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice : If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 466616 CN 8/14,21,28 CB 8/28/2014 FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING For the purposes of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Florida Development Finance Corporation (“FDFC”) will hold a public hearing on September 3, 2014 at 2 p.m., or as soon thereafter as practicable at the Hendry County Administration Building, 640 S. Main Street, Conference Room #1, LaBelle, Florida 33935 to consider adoption of a resolution approving the issuance by the FDFC of its Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC Project ), Series 2014 (the “Bonds”) in an amount not to exceed $175,000,000 in one or more series of tax-exempt and taxable bonds. The proceeds of the Bonds will be loaned by the FDFC to Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC, and/or one or more af liates (collectively, the “Borrowers”). The Borrowers will use a portion of the proceeds of the Bonds to (i) nance or re nance the cost of (or reimburse themselves for prior expenditures for) acquisition, construction, renovation and equipping of a sweet sorghum biore nery and co-generation plant on a 100 acre site, located at 18400 County Road 835, in Hendry County; (ii) nance or re nance the cost of the acquisition of property and related site improvements; (iii) fund necessary debt service reserves; (iv) fund capitalized interest on the Bonds; and (v) pay costs associated with the issuance of the Bonds. The Bonds are being issued under the authority of the Florida Development Financing Corporation Act of 1993, as amended (the “Act”). The Bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues derived from a loan and other nancing documents to be executed between the FDFC and the Borrowers prior to or contemporaneously with the issuance of the Bonds. Such Bonds and the interest thereon shall not constitute an indebtedness or pledge of the general credit or taxing power of the State of Florida or any political subdivision or agency thereof. Issuance of the Bonds is subject to several conditions including satisfactory documentation and receipt of necessary approvals for the nancing. The aforementioned meeting shall be a public meeting and all persons who may be interested will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning the same. Written comments may also be submitted prior to the hearing to the Florida Development Finance Corporation at 800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1100, Orlando, Florida 32803, directed to the Executive Director. Comments made at the hearing are for the consideration of the Governor and will not bind the FDFC as to any action it may take. ALL PERSONS FOR OR AGAINST SAID APPROVAL CAN BE HEARD AT SAID TIME AND PLACE. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE FDFC WITH RESPECT TO SUCH HEARING OR MEETING (S)HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF SUCH HEARING OR MEETING IS MADE WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS BASED. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the FDFC no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at the address given in this notice or by telephone at (407) 956-5607. By order of the FDFC. FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION 466770 CN 8/14/2014 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 22

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4577 2010 4104329-080000B0010 Gangadhar Dipchand & Gobin Jaiprashad Tract B, Block 2271, PORT LABELLE UNIT 8, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 131, 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 Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466689 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1345 2011 1324332-A0000730000 Steven C Dettmar Est The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 32, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1980 MANA single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. F060710D5460, Title No. 19003542, and RP Decal No. R053895, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Mobile Home Title is in the name of Natalie Agness Dettmar. Lien Holder: Alliance Funding.) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-43-32-A00-0073.0000 Property Address: 4506 Everhigh Acres Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2014 which is the 28th day of August 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466711 CN 8/14/2014 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14CP62 IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN MONROE, SR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CALVIN MONROE, SR., deceased, whose date of death was March 23, 2014; File Number 14CP62, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: August 7, 2014. CALVIN MONROE, JR. Co-Personal Representative 1126 Virginia Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 CLARA TROWELL Co-Personal Representative: PO Box 1443 Clewiston, FL 33440 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 466670 CN 8/14,21/2014 Public Notice 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 Effective the date of this publication, Pahokee Housing Authority’s waiting list for Public Housing is currently closed for all bedrooms sizes until further notice. PHA promotes Equal Housing Opportunity AD 466682 CGS 8/14/2014 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 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 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 24 BY MELISSA BELTZ Sta WriterBELLE GLADE — A Glades Central High School student is receiving the chance of a lifetime after being personally selected to attend a basketball all-star camp in Paterson, New Jersey. The camp began on Monday, Aug. 11 and continues until Friday, Aug. 15. Soon-to-be senior Geoffrey Brown was chosen to attend the camp after participating in the Ball Stars Youth Camp, a program that promotes not only basketball, but teamwork, leadership and respect. The camp made a stop at Glades Central High School in June, where 200 kids participated in the program. It was there that Geoffrey caught the eye of former NBA all-stars Otis Birdsong and Michael Ray Richardson, who led the camp and saw something special in the 17-year-old student. “The pros saw something in Geoffrey and said if you can get him to New Jersey we’d love to have him there,” said Rick Seymour, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation, a nonpro t organization that helps underprivileged children through programs ran in partnership with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce. The Sheriff’s Foundation donated $1,500 to Geoffrey and his coach, Kenneth Torrence, to cover the travel expenses associated with the trip up north and presented the check to Geoffrey and his coach at the Boys and Girls Club Gymnasium in Belle Glade on Aug. 8. This trip would be the rst time Geoffrey ever stepped foot on a plane. “I’m nervous,” said Geoffrey. “But I’m just going to try to sleep the whole time.” Geoffrey may be nervous about the plane ride, but as for the camp, he’s ready to show the all-stars what he’s made of. “I want to gain exposure and put my name out there,” said Geoffrey eagerly. “It’s an opportunity to showcase my talents.” Amazingly, Geoffrey has only been playing basketball for two years. “I started my 10th grade year. I liked football really, but I wasn’t eligible to play because of my grades,” explained Geoffrey. As fate would have it, Geoffrey picked his grades up in time to join the basketball team. “I fell in love with basketball,” he said. As Geoffrey stood in front of the camera for yet another interview, two of his older sisters stood off to the side admiring their baby brother. “We’re so proud and overwhelmed,” said Geoffrey’s oldest sister Zyneshia Walker. “He’s so deserving. He doesn’t seek attention, he’s always humble and he’s very smart. He’s even nice on the court.” The two sisters spoke fondly about their younger brother, who chose not to work this summer in order to work at basketball with Coach Torrence. “Geoffrey said he could always nd a job,” said sister Jeffanekia Brown. Geoffrey’s mother, Debra Snead, was also there to support her son. “I’m excited. Very excited. I’m really proud of him. He’s excited, but he won’t let you know that,” said Debra. “And we thank God for his coach, too.” “He’s truly been a blessing,” chimed in Zyneshia. “Coach picks him up to work out every day before camp. He’s very involved.” “I thank God for him,” said Debra. Around the LakeFrom Amateur to All-StarGlades Central athlete chosen by former NBA stars to attend basketball all-star camp in New Jersey PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZGeoffrey Brown was personally chosen to partcipate in an all-star camp in New Jersey. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND NCEHS HEALTH STUDIES BRANCHHere are some prevention tips:  Drink more uids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your healthcare provider generally limits the amount of uid you drink or has you on water pills, ask them how much you should drink while the weather is hot.  Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar–these actually cause you to lose more body uid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.  Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the grocery store or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heatrelated illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.  Wear lightweight, light-colored, loosetting clothing.  Never leave anyone (or a pet) in a closed, parked vehicle.  Although any one at any time can suffer from heatrelated illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on: infants and young children, people aged 65 or older, and people who have a mental illness  Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure Visit “at-risk adults at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching. If you must be out in the heat:  Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.  Cut down on exercise in the hottest parts of the day. When you exercise, drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic uids each hour. A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. Warning: If you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your healthcare provider before drinking a sports beverage.  Try to rest often in shady areas.  Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels). Tips for Preventing Heat-Related IllnessThe best defense is prevention SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Elsie Sellers Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product.205 South W.C. Owen Ave Clewiston, Fl. 33440 (863) 983-6181 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 26 AMERICAN SUGAR ALLIANCEArdis Hammock has sugar in her roots. She grew up in Clewiston, Florida, which is known as “America’s sweetest town,” and after high school she began work on the family sugarcane farm with her husband, Alan. The farm, which was pioneered by Alan’s uncle, Ed Frierson in the 1920s, consists today of 700 acres of sugarcane. Ardis is proud of what the family has built, but admits it has come with its share of challenges, ranging from stringent U.S. regulatory burdens to stagnant low prices and unfair trade from abroad. Mexico, for example, has dumped subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market, creating record oversupplies and crushing U.S. prices. In fact, sugar prices are back to the same lows of the 1980s. “That runs in sharp contrast to the input costs, which keep going up and up and up, squeezing pro t margins to nothing,” she added, pointing out the ever-rising cost of fertilizer, labor, equipment and health insurance. Despite the ups and downs faced by sugar farmers, both of their children, Robert and Sarah, have returned to the Glades. Robert, joined the farm in 2008, and he and his wife Ashley, son Case and their second child arriving soon, hope and pray to be able to sustain this precious way of rural life and their parents’ legacy. Ardis noted that when Robert rst saw their tax returns, it was a real wake-up call in terms of the economic situation he was embracing. “Robert looked at me and asked ‘how are you supposed to live off of this?’” Her answer: constantly improve ef ciency, manage your money wisely, look for off-farm income, be patient, and do the best with the cards we’ve been dealt—even if they seem stacked against us in some cases. Despite it all, Ardis swears she wouldn’t change a thing. “This has been a great place to make a living, raise a family and make a positive contribution to society,” she said. Her motto has been, “Life isn’t a bowl of cherries—it is a bunch of raisins: raisin’ cane, raisin’ kids and raisin’ hope for a better tomorrow.” BY PAT DOBBINS Florida Department Of HealthThe Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties cautions those who swim frequently in Florida’s lakes, rivers and ponds during warm temperatures about the possible presence of Naegleria fowleri. Contact and infection with this amoeba is rare, but the organism targets a person’s brain and usually results in death. Adverse health effects on humans can be prevented by avoiding nasal contact with the waters, since the amoeba enters through the nasal passages. Since 1962, there have been 34 reported cases of Naegleria fowleri or “brain-eating amoeba” in Florida. It can cause Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) disease which usually leads to death once a person becomes infected. As a precaution, health of cials provide the following guidance:  Avoid water-related activities in bodies of warm freshwater, hot springs and thermally polluted water such as water around power plants.  Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low water levels.  Hold the nose shut or use nose clips when taking part in water-related activities in bodies of warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, or hot springs.  Avoid digging in or stirring up the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas.  Please note exposure to the amoeba may also occur when using neti pots to rinse your sinuses of cold/allergy-related congestion or conducting religious rituals with tap water. Use only boiled and cooled, distilled, or sterile water for making sinus rinse solutions for neti pots or performing ritual ablutions. If you experience any of the following symptoms after swimming in any warm body of water, please contact your health care provider immediately: headache, fever, nausea, disorientation, vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, loss of balance, or hallucinations. It is essential to seek medical attention right away, as PAM usually becomes fatal within ve days of exposure. Remember, this disease is rare and effective prevention strategies can allow for a safe and relaxing summer swim season. Grower Pro le: Ardis Hammock The Dangers of Naegleria Fowleri SUBMITTED PHOTOArdis and her husband Alan Hammock are independent sugarcane growers for U.S. Sugar. CONTACT AND INFECTION WITH THIS AMOEBA IS RARE, BUT THE ORGANISM TARGETS A PERSON’S BRAIN AND USUALLY RESULTS IN DEATH.

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHThe Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades County wants to raise awareness about chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes that has made its way to the Caribbean countries from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Paci c. Travelers to these countries could carry the virus back to the United States and infect local mosquito populations. If a person is infected and bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may later spread the infection by biting another person. "Avoiding mosquito bites is the key to preventing infection with chikungunya and other mosquito-borne diseases," said Pat Dobbins, Administrator and Health Of cer for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties. "Please take precautionary measures to help reduce the chance of being bitten. Remember to drain and cover." Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don't accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover skin with clothing or repellent. Wear shoes, socks, long pants and longsleeves. Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out. Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios. Symptoms of chikungunya usually begin 3 to 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and can include fever and severe joint pains often in hands and feet. Other symptoms can include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash. Chikungunya fever does not often result in death, but some individuals may experience persistent joint pain. There is currently no vaccine or medication to prevent chikungunya fever. If you feel that you may have contracted chikungunya, see your health care provider. People at increased risk for severe disease include newborns exposed during delivery, older adults (older than 65 years), and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. A person infected with chikungunya should stay indoors as much as possible until symptoms subside to prevent further transmission. If you experience symptoms of chikungunya fever, consult with your health care provider immediately and protect yourself against further mosquito bites. Avoiding mosquito bites while you are sick will help to protect others from getting infected. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 14, 2014 28 merely six points on the 900-point scale from 422 total points in 2013 to 428 in 2014. At the elementary level, Central Elementary School dropped from a B in 2013 to a C in 2014 and even graced the state's list of the 300 worst-performing elementary schools. However, it wasn't all doom and gloom when the school grades were released: Eastside Elementary School held steady at a B and Westside Elementary School improved from a C in 2013 to a B in 2014. Still, there is worry that next year's school grades could atline, as the DOE prepares to replace the FCAT 2.0 with a new assessment based on the Florida Standards, which students will take at the end of this school year. Educators worry the school grade may negatively re ect the change in exams. But as Hendry County students and teachers prepare for the start of the new school year on Aug. 18, they can nd solace in the fact that this is a brand new year, a brand new test and a fresh opportunity to seize control of their individual grades and the schools' as a whole. CMSContinued From Page 1 had not wanted to press charges at rst because Ramirez returned the items she knew to be missing after she confronted him. When she realized even more items were missing from her home, the woman told of cers she confronted Ramirez again, but said he denied having taken more things from her home, according to the report. When of cers were contacted, they questioned Ramirez about the incident. In a taped interview, Ramirez reportedly admitted to breaking into the woman's home using a pocket knife, and reportedly told of cers he stole the items with the intention of selling them. Some of the items reported stolen were a Gucci necklace valued at $310, a 14-karat gold bracelet valued at $450, a Figaro necklace valued at $700 and an iPod valued at $250. Ramirez was arrested on charges of felony burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and felony larceny of more than $300 but less than $5,000. He is currently being held at the Hendry County Jail on a $15,000 bond. JAILContinued From Page 1 The Clewiston Police Department is warning the public of a series of burglaries happening around the city of Clewiston. The burglaries are concentrated on the north side of town and involve a person or group of people checking the door handles of vehicles. If the doors are found to be unlocked, Clewiston police says the intruder or intruders will go into the vehicle and steal things such as loose change. The Clewiston Police is asking the public to make sure their vehicles are locked and if anyone has any information on the instances to please contact the Clewiston Police Department at 863-983-1474. CPD Warns of Car Burglaries Streak Chikungunya FeverIF YOU EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS OF CHIKUNGU-NYA FEVER, CONSULT WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY AND PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST FURTHER MOSQUITO BITES. AVOIDING MOSQUITO BITES WHILE YOU ARE SICK WILL HELP TO PROTECT OTHERS FROM GETTING INFECTED.