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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA 19-year-old Clewiston man was killed Sunday evening after his truck hit a guardrail on Corkscrew Boulevard near Miami Canal Road in Palm Beach County. Oscar Manuel Gonzalez Jr. was driving a 2007 Chevrolet C1500 north on Corkscrew Boulevard when he apparently lost control of the truck and struck a metal guardrail, according to a report released by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Gonzalez’s truck reportedly traveled over the guardrail and came to rest partially submerged in the Miami Canal. Gonzalez was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and landed on the canal embankment. According to the report, Gonzalez was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. A passerby reportedly found Gonzalez and his truck on Aug. 24 and reported the accident to law enforcement at around 7:36 p.m. At this time, it is unclear whether or not alcohol played a role in the accident and the cause is still under investigation, according to the report. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA plan to develop roughly 43,300 acres of Hendry County over the next 46 years is currently in the works, led by the U.S. Sugar Corporation and Hilliard Brothers. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners OKed an advancement of the over 43-thousandacre sector plan at their last regular meeting, held on Aug. 26 in Clewiston City Hall. The Sugar Hill Sector Plan would allow U.S. Sugar and Hilliard Brothers to develop more than 43,000 acres of U.S. Sugar and Hilliard Brotherowned land, the majority of which is located west of Clewiston surrounding Airglades Airport. The Sugar Hill plan does not, however, include the airport in its scope of development. The Sugar Hill plan would divide the speci ed land into six land-use categories: longterm agriculture, employment centers, rural estates, mixed-use suburban, mixed-use urban and natural resource management. The speci cally planned divisions are a required aspect of the sector plan as mandated by state law. As explained by Mark Morton, director of strategic development and planning for U.S. Sugar, sector plans allow one or more landowners to take an holistic approach towards future development of large-scale areas of land. Sector plans are “very big picture,” he said. The Sugar Hill plan is based on a BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe results are in for the Primary Elections held Tuesday, Aug. 26. With 14.67 percent of registered voters showing up to the polls on election day, during early voting or by utilizing vote by mail, Stephanie Schneider Busin secured the District 4 seat on the Hendry County School Board with 55.18 percent of the votes, beating out John Perry (31.99 percent of votes) and Judy Cross-McClure (11.27 percent of votes). Jon Basquin, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott last month to be interim District 5 School Board member, will retain his seat on the board after securing 68.18 percent of the votes, beating out Dr. Patrick Lucey (29.95 percent of votes). The majority of Hendry County voters chose Mary Evans (57.58 percent of votes) as the circuit judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit Group 3, over Robert Branning, who secured 32.89 percent of votes. Amy Hawthorne won the majority of Hendry County votes (66.49 percent) for circuit judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit Group 16, beating Steven. S. Leskovich, who secured 23.29 percent of Hendry County votes. At the state level, incumbent Governor Rick Scott (R) won the majority of Hendry County votes (87.87 percent) and will take on former governor Charlie Crist (D) in the November General Election. Crist secured 57.81 percent of Hendry County votes and won the Democratic Primary Election over Nan H. Rich, who secured 37.7 percent of Hendry County votes. George Sheldon (D) won the majority of Hendry County votes (51.77 percent) for State Attorney General, beating out Perry E. Thurston (36.23 percent of votes). Sheldon will take on incumbent Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) in the General Election in November. At the federal level, Alcee Hastings (D) won the majority of votes (67.83 percent) in Hendry County and will take on Jay Bonner (R) in the General Election to represent District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hastings won the majority of votes in the Democratic Primary Election, beating out Jameel McCline (7.1 percent of votes in Hendry County) and Jean L. Enright (19.84 percent of votes in Hendry County). Bonner ran unopposed in the Republican Primary Election. Teen Killed in WreckPasserby found truck and teen on Miami Canal embankment Is H.C. Ready for an Econ. Boom?U.S. Sugar has vision for Hendry County in 43k-acre sector plan Primary Election ResultsTwo newcomers cinch seats on Hendry County School Board; Gov. Scott to take on Crist in General ElectionTHURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014VOL. 88 NUMBER 31 50¢ BOCC A T A ALTAIR P A B: A G T G W P SEE ECON. 10 PHOTO/ ASHLEY SMITHThe business owners of Bond Street took part in an ALS bucket challenge of their own on Aug. 23, thanks to the help of the Clewiston Fire Department and Fire Marshal Travis Reese. Bond Street ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 14.67 PERCENT OF REGISTERED VOTERS EXER-CISED THEIR RIGHT DURING THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 2 SUBMITTED PHOTOHRMC Auxiliary Donated $6,000On behalf of the HRMC Auxiliary, Dianne Merath, president, presented R.D. Williams with a $6,000 check for an abundance of hosp ital medical equipment. FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONGiving schoolchildren a chance to learn all about Florida black bears is a great way to teach them about wildlife, while sharpening their skills in reading, math, science and problem solving. For that reason, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has updated its Florida Black Bear Curriculum, and put it online for the rst time at BlackBearInfo.com. The revised Florida Black Bear Curriculum is free, easy for teachers to use, and meets the new Florida Standards for educational curricula. The curriculum offers 10 lessons on topics such as "The Black Bear Necessities" and "Oh Where, Oh Where is the Florida Black Bear?" and includes hands-on activities such as mapping and role-playing. There are also videos for students to watch such as the FWC's "Living with Florida Black Bears." "The Florida Black Bear Curriculum takes children's curiosity about black bears into the classroom, where learning about black bears can improve kids' skills in basics like reading, math, science and problem solving," said Sarah Barrett with the FWC's black bear management program. "Whenever FWC staff talks to kids about Florida black bears, the response is overwhelmingly positive because kids are eager to learn and ask great questions about bears." With more encounters today between people and bears in Florida than in the recent past, it is increasingly important for children to learn about the state's bear population. The Florida Black Bear Curriculum was designed for children in grades 3-8 and has been in use since 1999, when it was created as a joint project of the FWC and Defenders of Wildlife. Florida teachers who register on the Florida Black Bear Curriculum website can gain access to additional information, particularly in regard to how the material ts the Florida Standards. But anyone is welcome to go to BlackBearInfo.com and take advantage of the educational material there. Black Bear Curriculum Teaches Kids about WildlifeMeets Florida Education Standards GIVING SCHOOLCHILDREN A CHANCE TO LEARN ALL ABOUT FLORIDA BLACK BEARS IS A GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEM ABOUT WILDLIFE,

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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.Clewiston Pools Closing SoonThe city of Clewiston and Harlem pools have revised their hours now that school has started. Clewiston’s C.S. Mott Pool is open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The James Mason Pool is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The last day to enjoy both pools before they close for the winter is Monday, Sept. 1. The Clewiston pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 1.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.ALCI Ministry Community AnnouncementGoodwill Industries is coming to the Montura Club House, with the approval of Central County Water District Board and the Chairman Fugi Rivas. The event is intended to help people with employment/resumes, food stamps, medicaid, disability, as well as help with other programs. This free event will be held on Friday, Aug. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call Alci Ministry at 863-233-4378.CPAC Registration BeginsClewiston’s Performing Arts Center is holding registrations for classes on Aug. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium. Classes are for ages three and older.Labor Day BBQThe American Legion Post #20 will host a Labor Day BBQ on Saturday, August 30. There will be BBQ Ribs or half chicken, with all the trimmings, for take out or eat in, from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. Donation: $14. This event will take place at 101 S.E. Ave. D, Belle Glade (behind the bank of Belle Glade). For more information please call 561-996-6444.Capturing Clewiston & Beyond Photo ContestThe Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Capturing Clewiston & Beyond Photo Contest. The contest is open from now through September 5th. Contest details are available through the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce web site at www.Clewiston.org or on Facebook at Capturing Clewiston & Beyond. The rst 20 people to submit an entry will be placed into a drawing to win a FREE Capturing Clewiston & Beyond Photo Book. This contest is open to amateur photographers. Please note that all submissions must be sent to ClewistonCOC@aol.com this year. For more information please call 863-983-7979. We are looking forward to seeing the great photographs of Clewiston and Hendry County. Our goal is to showcase the best that Hendry County has to offer and we are counting on you. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 28, 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 863-228-7840.Hendry County 4-H Open House/Sign UpHendry County 4-H Open House/Sign Up will be held on Wednesday, September 3, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Clewiston 4-H Of ce, 1501 South Franciso Street (Clewiston High School portable next to the Ag Building). Hendry County 4-H is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 18 as of September 1, who are interested in “learn by doing” in the areas of, but not limited to, beef, archery, chickens, cooking, dog, government, horse, nature, rabbit, sewing, shotgun, swine, etc. For more information, please call 983-1598 or 674-4092. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 4 ENVIRONMENT FLORIDA RESEARCH AND POLICY CENTERFlorida lags behind other leading solar states, according to a new report released today by Environment Florida Research and Policy Center and its national federation. The report, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, shows strong solar growth across the nation and ranks the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013. While solar in Florida grew from 186 megawatts in 2012 to 213 megawatts in 2013 – a 7 percent increase, it lags substantially behind other states, ranking 19th in the nation for the amount of solar per capita in 2013. Nationwide, solar capacity tripled in the last two years to more than 12,000 megawatts. “Solar energy is on the rise across the country, but Florida is falling behind other leading solar states in capturing the environmental and economic bene ts of this pollution-free energy source,” said Jennifer Rubiello with Environment Florida. “The Sunshine State can get back in the race on solar by following the example of other leading solar states.” Ten states with the most solar per capita – Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico and North Carolina – had 87 percent of the solar power in the U.S., yet represent only 26 percent of the population. The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun. And as the solar industry grows, the cost for installed solar decreases; making it more accessible. The price of installed solar systems fell 60 percent between the beginning of 2011 and the end of 2013. Jobs in the solar industry are also growing rapidly. In 2013, there were more than 140,000 solar jobs in the U.S., including 4,000 in Florida. This makes Florida the 7th highest ranked state for solar employment. Another major driver for solar energy is that it produces no pollution; including climate-altering carbon emissions. According to the report, solar power produces 96 percent less global warming pollution than coalred power plants over its entire life-cycle and 91 percent less global warming pollution than natural gasred power plants. “Solar energy can play a key role in meeting Florida’s energy needs while reducing pollution that contributes to global warming,” said Rianna Eckel with Environment America, Environment Florida’s national federation. “Increased use of solar is a good way to meet the targets in EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.” Several strong policies adopted by the top 10 solar states helped encourage homeowners and businesses to “go solar:”  -9 states have strong net metering policies. In nearly all of the leading states, consumers are compensated at the full retail rate for the excess electricity they supply to the grid.  -9 states have strong statewide interconnection policies. Good interconnection policies reduce the time and hassle required for individuals and companies to connect solar energy systems to the grid.  -All 10 states have renewable electricity standards that set minimum requirements for the share of a utility’s electricity that must come from renewable sources, and 8 of them have solar carve-outs that set speci c targets for solar or other forms of clean, distributed electricity.  -9 states allow for creative nancing options such as third-party power purchase agreements, and 8 allow property assessed clean energy (PACE) nancing. Federal programs, including critical tax incentives and programs like the Department of Energy’s Sunshot Program, designed to drive down the cost of solar, also play an essential role in solar progress. Additionally, EPA’s recently proposed Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, could be an important driver for investing in pollution-free energy, like solar. “The solar progress we’ve seen to date is the result of a partnership between local, state and federal of cials,” said Rob Sargent, Environment America’s Energy Program Director. “States looking to expand solar can look to the example of the leading solar who’ve have put strong programs in place and have coordinated with federal of cials in order to succeed.” “Florida’s of cials should recognize the environmental and economic bene ts of solar and take action to make it a reality,” said Sargent. “As more people see the bene ts of solar energy, we hope that clean, limitless energy from the sun will be a growing part of Florida’s plan to reduce pollution from power plants. S unshine State Lags Behind Leading Solar States, Ranking 19th in Solar Per Capita“...FLORIDA IS FALLING BEHIND OTHER LEADING SOLAR STATES IN CAPTURING THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THIS POLLUTION-FREE ENERGY SOURCE”JENNIFER RUBIELLO GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICEOn Aug. 15 Governor Rick Scott joined by Colonel John Rooney and Mike Prendergast, FDVA Executive Director, awarded 380 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “This week we had the honor of presenting 2,174 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award. These courageous men and woman have made countless sacri ces in their service to our families and country. That is why we will keep working to give them the thanks they deserve and to ensure they have the opportunities needed to live the American Dream in the Sunshine State.” Mike Prendergast, FDVA Executive Director, said, “We have the privilege of honoring veterans in Avon Park today who have fought in all the con icts over the past generations. We truly appreciate these heroes’ sel ess service to this great country.” The ceremony was held at the Avon Park National Guard Armory. During the ceremony, Governor Scott highlighted the service of Florida veteran, Joshua McKee.Joshua McKee Joshua McKee received a Bronze Star with a V for Valor for his bold action and calm leadership in the face of intense enemy re. He protected the lives of his team by preventing the enemy from closing in on their position during an eight hour long engagement. McKee received a Purple Heart for wounds received while engaging an armed combatant, saving the life of a fellow Marine. Despite heavy bleeding, McKee insisted that his fellow Marine was treated before he received any treatment from medical staff on scene. McKee was medically retired from the United States Marine Corps and now lives in Lake Placid Florida.Veterans MedalThe “Governor’s Veterans Service Award” honors Floridians who have served in the U.S. Military. The front of the medal depicts the Great Seal of the State of Florida. The back of the medal displays the ve seals representing the ve branches of U.S. Military with an inscription that reads “Honoring Those Who Served.” Honoring 380 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

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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.David W. Moore, 71BELLE GLADE — David W. Moore passed away Aug. 23, 2014 in Loxahatchee. He was born Sept. 28, 1942 in Lawton, Okla. to the late William Howard and the late Margaret (Boren) Moore. He is survived by two sons; Darryl W. Moore and Arnold W. Moore (Angie); two sisters; Monica Bryson and Sharon Whitaker; grandchildren, Christina Moore, Joshua Moore, Courtney Moore and Kelsie Moore; great-grandchildren, A lisya Mata, Adrian Mata, Jr., Joshua Moore, Jr. and Kimberly Moore. He was preceded in death by his brother Jeff Cobb. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, Pastor Gary Corley of ciated. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. W alter A Dietrich, Jr, 88CLEWISTON — Walter A Dietrich, Jr. passed away Aug. 14, 2014 in Pahokee. He was born J an. 23, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa., to W alter A and Mary (Mcbride) Dietrich, Sr. Walter was a member of Moore Haven Baptist Church, Moore Haven Lions Club, V FW Buckhead Ridge, Deland Lodge Loyal Order of Moose 1126, Big Pine Key Volunteer delivery of meals to seniors, Coast Guard Auxiliary and a Mason in Pennsylvania and Florida. He is survived by daughter, Marie C. Pheeney (Kevin); step-daughter, Nancy (Tom); sister-inlaw, Lillian Dietrich; nieces, Mary Brown, Lynne DeGiosafatto, Susan Willis, and Ruth Fiori; cousins, Leslie Le Compte, and Walter Brit Le Compte; other family members, Jack Vogel, Kay and Wilbur Geiger, Norman and Jackie Pheeney, Herbert and Pam Pheeney; dearest friends, Dorothy Meyer and her son, Doug Meyer, Judge Kirby Sullivan, Patricia Fox, and our Moore Baptist Church families. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, George Dietrich; sisters, Mary Paul, and Beatrice DeCara; and niece, Evelyn. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on W ednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at First Baptist Church Of Moore Haven, Moore Haven with Rev. Sherrill Tillery of ciating. Many thanks given to the truly dedicated staffs of Lakeside Medical Center and Glades Health Care Center. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston 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! Obituaries Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 6Crossword Puzzle GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICEGovernor Rick Scott announced six appointments to three Judicial Nominating Commissions. Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Donald C. Barbee Jr., 45, of Spring Hill, is the Clerk of the Court for Hernando County. He succeeds Michele Lieberman and is appointed for a term beginning August 4, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Charles K. Ruse Jr., 65, of Ocala, practices predominantly in commercial litigation and foreclosures. He succeeds Del Potter and is appointed for a term beginning August 4, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Norm D. Fugate, 54, of Williston, is the president of Norm D. Fugate, PA. He succeeds Kathryn McLeod Lancaster and is appointed for a term beginning August 4, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Stuart S. Walker, 56, of Newberry, is the managing partner of Folds & Walker, LLC. He succeeds Kristin Jurecko Stinson and is appointed for a term beginning August 4, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Adam Boukari, 29, of Alachua, is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Alachua. He is appointed for a term beginning August 4, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims Victor Marrero, 60, of Pembroke Pines, is the Director of Risk Management for the Broward County Sheriff’s Of ce. He lls a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 4, 2014, and ending July 1, 2015. Appointing to Judicial Nominating CommissionsGovernor Rick Scott Appoints Six to Judicial Nominating Commissions

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Local college nishes high in nationwide rankings of associate degree issuing programsPALM BEACH STATE COLLEGEWith its graduation rates on the rise, Palm Beach State College is now the eighth largest producer of associate degree graduates in the U.S., climbing three notches from last year’s ranking, according to Community College Week. The annual Top 100 rankings by the education publication show that Palm Beach State awarded 4,598 degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year, a 9 percent hike over the previous year. The College also saw a similar graduation spike in the previous year. Palm Beach State rose above Kaplan UniversityDavenport Campus and Colorado Technical College, both private schools that ranked higher last year, as well as Keiser University –Ft. Lauderdale, with whom PBSC tied for the 11th spot last year. However, among the 28 public colleges in the Florida College System which dominate the top spots in the rankings, PBSC remains the fth largest producer of associate degrees. The news comes as PBSC has implemented a completion agenda that puts more emphasis on completion rates and additional resources to address barriers to graduation. They include early intervention programs to help students facing academic and attendance challenges. The College also has put more focus on the educational planning process to ensure students take appropriate courses for their degree and on new scholarships and nancial aid opportunities. Two years ago, the College began automatically graduating students who complete all of the requirements for their degrees, but transfer to a university or enter the workforce without applying for graduation. “We are putting a lot of emphasis on student success,” said Dr. Peter Barbatis, vice president of student services and enrollment management. “Palm Beach State College is committed to supporting our students’ completion of their program of study and preparing them for further education or the workforce.” To develop its Top 100 listings, which were published Aug. 18, Community College Week analyzed data for the 2012-2013 academic year for institutions that offer associate degrees and certi cates. Community College Week’s analysis uses data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPEDS) completions survey. PBSC also is ninth in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded to minorities, compared to 13th last year. It is 8th in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded speci cally to African Americans, compared to 14th the previous year. It also ranks 12th for the number awarded to Hispanics, rising from 19th. Barbatis said the hikes are in line with the changing demographics of the student population at the College, which is no longer a majority institution. “We’re becoming a more diverse student body, and as a result we’re having higher graduation rates, and they [minorities] do well. The support is here.” 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 28, 2014 PBSC Now 8th Highest Producer of Assoc. Degrees ARCHIVE PHOTO"WE ARE PUTTING A LOT OF EMPHASIS ON STUDENT SUCCESS. PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS' COMPLETION OF THEIR PROGRAM OF STUDY AND PREPARING THEM FOR FURTHER EDUCATION OR THE WORKFORCE."DR. PETER BARBATIS

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 8 SUBMITTED PHOTOEastside Faculty and StaffEastside faculty and staff are excited to be rocking and rolling in the 2014/2015 school year! Remember to like Eastside on Fac ebook. Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 16.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “With Labor Day right around the corner, most Americans will be seeing the lowest prices of the summer,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “And the good news doesn’t end there, the national average is at its lowest levels for this time of year since 2010, when prices averaged $2.65/gallon nationally during Labor Day weekend. While most Americans won’t have access to sub-$3 prices, a few hundred gas stations, mainly in the southern U.S., are offering gasoline under $3/gallon today. And for those motorists in areas where gas prices tend to be high: just 1.5 percent of gas stations in the U.S. are selling for more than $4/gallon, so even California is in on the party at the pump,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 28, 2014 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHThe Florida Department of Health in Hendry County facilitated a “Fruits/Veggies and Get Moving!” presentation at the Barron Library in LaBelle. Bianca Ross read a cute story to the kids about trying new vegetables. Mary Ruth Prouty presented a question/answer session with the kids about fruits and vegetables (Socorro Balderas and Dawn Long helped distribute little prizes to the kids who answered correctly). Afterwards, everyone was directed outside for a physical activity game using “exercise dice” that gave the kids (and adults) an opportunity to do some exercises. After the activity, the Barron Library provided healthy snacks for the kids (Fruits and Vegetables). The summer reading event and summer activities are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle. Mary Ruth Prouty is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle. Fruits, Veggies and Get Moving! Part of Barron Library’s ‘Fizz! Bang! Boom! Read!’ SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO BY PAT DOBBINS Florida Department Of HealthChildhood obesity has been a hot topic for several years, but now there is a national focus on healthy eating. Studies have shown that obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. Obese children and adolescents are at risk for health problems during their youth and as adults, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. We live in a convenient fast-paced world. Restaurants and fast-foods are so convenient they end up being the choices for breakfast or dinner. Unfortunately, all of this convenience makes it easy for us to make unhealthy choices. You can get your children on a healthy track. Don’t forget breakfast! A healthy breakfast gets the day off to a good start. Children perform better in school and are more likely to stay healthier in later years when they get a nutritious start each day. Remember, after going through the night for eight to 10 hours without food, heading off without breakfast is the equivalent of running on empty. Here are some tips for giving your child a healthy start in the morning:  Go for protein. Study after study has shown that eating breakfast makes for better performance through the day and less weight gain over time. To make that happen, a key ingredient is protein, which provides lasting energy. One good choice: peanut butter on a wholegrain English muf n.  Fiber up. Fiber is a much-needed healthy choice. Cheerios and Kix have three grams of ber per serving, and Life and Honey Nut Cheerios have two grams. There are lots of good choices, including Raisin Bran with ve grams of ber per serving, Grape-Nuts with seven grams, or Kashi Go Lean Crunch with nine grams. Children need at least their age plus ve in ber; a ve-year-old should eat at least 10 grams of ber a day. Adults need 25 to 35 grams, and cereal is a great way to get it.  Sugar can help the ber go down. Some cereals that have added sugar also have real health bene ts: A serving of Frosted MiniWheats for instance has a whopping six grams of ber, which dietitians say helps make up for the 12 grams of sugar per serving.  Look for whole grains. Not only do whole grain cereals have more ber, but they also have more natural vitamins and minerals. Finding good whole-grain cereal can take some detective work. For instance, oatmeal in the round box has more ber than single-serving packaged oatmeal because the instant oatmeal is more highly processed. It almost always has added sugar, too. Better to microwave old-fashioned or quick oatmeal, and drizzle on honey or add dried cherries if you like it sweet.  Pizza for breakfast! Be unconventional. Leftover pizza or pasta makes a great breakfast choice. Add a piece of fruit and a glass of milk, and you’re good for the morning.  Keep an eye on sodium. Many cereals that are heavily promoted to children have up to 270 mg of sodium in a serving, which is a real concern when there are increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Mix your cereals. Mix a little Cap’n Crunch (12 grams of sugar and one gram of ber) with shredded wheat (no sugar and ve grams of ber) and you’ve got a “not-so-bad” bowlful. Mix other cereals, as well.  Beware of sneaky sugar substitutes. Some cereal companies are replacing sugar with arti cial sweeteners so they can say their product has less sugar. You wouldn’t know that unless you read the ne print in the ingredients. Talk to your children; let them go shopping with you. Let them be part of the process in making healthier food choices. Encourage healthy eating habits. To help your children and family develop healthy eating habits:  Provide plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole-grain products  Include low-fat or non-fat milk or dairy products  Choose lean meats, poultry, sh, lentils and beans for protein  Serve reasonably sized portions  Encourage your family to drink lots of water  Limit sugar-sweetened beverages  Limit consumption of sugar and saturated fat Early signs of developing obesity can be seen before a child’s second birthday. Parents, please discuss this with your pediatrician. Making small changes over time can get your children on a healthy track. YOU are a role model, YOU as the parent can make it work by joining the obesity battle! Healthy Track for Your Children“WE LIVE IN A CONVENIENT FAST-PACED WORLD. RESTAURANTS AND FAST-FOODS ARE SO CONVENIENT THEY END UP BEING THE CHOICES FOR BREAKFAST OR DINNER. UNFORTUNATELY, ALL OF THIS CONVENIENCE MAKES IT EASY FOR US TO MAKE UNHEALTHY CHOICES.”PAT DOBBINS GOOD PRODUCTS CAN BE SOLD BY HONEST ADVERTISING. IF YOU DON’T THINK THE PRODUCT IS GOOD, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS TO BE ADVERTISING IT. DAVID OGILVY

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46-year time period, within which U.S. Sugar and Hilliard Brothers hope to attract new people and businesses to Hendry County by developing the land according to the six land-use categories. The longterm agriculture division would maintain Hendry County’s agricultural efforts and consist of roughly 14,400 acres south of Clewiston and continuing east. The employment center division would house the industrial and economic development projects that stakeholders hope to attract in the future. The division would be located near Airglades Airport to the west, northwest, northeast, south and southeast. The mixed-use suburban area would contain housing developments where the community could “work, play and live,” according to Mr, Morton, and would be located south of the employment centers near the airport. The mixed-use urban area would also contain housing developments, but would be located just west of Clewiston abutting the city limits. The rural estates division would also provide areas for housing units, set at least one acre apart from each other. Finally, the natural resource management areas would contain small patches of native plant species, including cypress trees and cabbage palms, intended to preserve the integrity of Florida’s land. It is precisely this aspect of the project that has some groups worried about the effects of the plan’s implementation. Julianne Thomas, who spoke on behalf of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, said she was concerned about Everglades Restoration efforts and was interested in what the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) would have to say, though she admitted she was happy with some aspects of the project. Rhonda Roth spoke on behalf of the Sierra Club and even accused U.S. Sugar of attempting to in ate land prices before they had an opportunity to sell it the state for Everglades Restoration. Mr. Morton said the project’s intent was to raise Hendry County to the highest level of scal health. Hearing all public comments, county commissioners voted to approve the transmittal of the sector plan to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), with a motion made by Commissioner Don Davis and a second by Commissioner Mike Swindle. Once in the hands of the DEO, it will be sent to several other agencies and may undergo more changes before being sent to Tallahassee for approval. Some of the agencies who will vet the project include the SFWMD and the Department of Environmental Protection. If the plan continues to progress, stakeholders hope to have it adopted by the end of the year. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 10 COURTESY PHOTO ECON.Continued From Page 1THE SUGAR HILL SECTOR PLAN WOULD ALLOW U.S. SUGAR AND HILLIARD BROTHERS TO DEVELOP MORE THAN 43,000 ACRES OF U.S. SUGAR AND HILLIARD BROTHER-OWNED LAND, THE MAJORITY OF WHICH IS LOCATED WEST OF CLEWISTON NEAR AIRGLADES AIRPORT.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions 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 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeHELP 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 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time PROGRAMMERERP SYSTEMS (Can Telecommute 3 Days from Home) We are looking for a Programmer to develop and support an ERP System. With supervision and supplied training, the candidate will participate in developing and implementing enhancements and modi cations, contribute in all phases of analysis and design and develop processing solutions utilizing .NET and ABAP programming. Candidate will work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. Telecommute Three Days from Home Attributes• Bachelor degree in Computer Science or information technology or equivalent experience is required • 0-2 years of professional programming experience • Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape • Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus EMAIL Jdooley@ ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeRAILCAR MECHANIC $23.34 hour This is a day shift position with periodic overtime and on-call requirements for derailments or other emergencies, including nights, weekends, and holidays, working independently or in a team, safely and ef ciently maintain, inspect, and repair railcars to FRA/AAR and Company guidelines. Essential Duties: •Operate forklift, manlift, shuttlewagon, locomotives, and other heavy equipment as needed, using both feet and hands to manipulate applicable foot and hand controls simultaneously. • Inspect, maintenance, lubricate, repair, breakdown, and clean railcars to FRA standards using precise measurements, checklists and procedures. •Maintain, replace and/or install airbrakes, couplings, bearings, locks, and other equipment. •Use a cutting torch, grinder, and stick welding equipment to remove, attach, heat and strengthen parts. Email: jdooley@ ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Network AdministratorRequirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGPCerti cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice and NET+Platform experience preferred: Any experience with the following technologies would be advantageous:• Con guration and installation of Cisco SystemsIOS routers, switches, wireless and services. • Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. With 2.100 employee-owners, the Company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com US Sugar is seeking candidates with the following skills. Please email a brief paragraph of your quali cations or apply at our web site.DIESEL MECHANICDiagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery, Excavators, trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipmentPLANT MECHANICExperience in the maintenance of processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, agitators, elevators, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves.WELDERWeld on agricultural and industrial equipment such as loading elevators, ramps, harvesters, and other related farming equipment. Ability to pass a 6G welding test.Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 12 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 28, 2014 Clewiston Performing Arts CenterRegistration for this year’s dance and tumbling classes will be on August 28 in the front part of the John Boy Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Classes consist of tumbling, creative movement (3 to 5 yr. olds), tap/jazz (combination class), ballet, and Hip Hop (High School only). Tuition is $240 for the school year for one class and we start classes on Monday, September 8. Classes are discounted if paid in full and if the child is taking more than one class. Payment plans are available. CPAC follows the Hendry County School calendar, ending the school year with two mandatory recitals. Classes ll up early. Instructors and board members will be available to answer your questions. The minimum due at registration is $75 If you are only taking one class. This contains a non-refundable $15 registration fee and a tuition deposit of $60. Our local dance studio is run by parent volunteers and is a not for pro t entity. The current board does its best to keep costs low so that everyone can afford to attend. CPAC was created in August of 2000, after CCFC announced they would be closing. We have had to make a slight adjustment in the cost of tuition and payment plan this year. However, if it is paid in full the tuition is the same as it was when the parents of some of our children attended CCFC 15 years ago. We would not be able to provide this service to the community for such an economical amount without the support of the City of Clewiston Recreation Department. Our thanks to Lance Ramer, for his constant support and assistance with our program. There is no telling what he will do as Master of Ceremonies at our annual recitals. CPAC has handed out over $10,000 in scholarships in its 15 years of existence. We hope that our program meets all the needs of the children that attend... from the ones who are being made to attend by their parents to the ones that would like to pursue a career in the “performing arts” eld. Our goal is to provide quality instruction in a fun, safe and entertaining environment. CPAC Now Accepting Registrations CPAC HAS HANDED OUT OVER $10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS IN ITS 15 YEARS OF EXISTENCE. WE HOPE THAT OUR PROGRAM MEETS ALL THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN THAT ATTEND... BY CHRISTIAN MONTES AND JOHANNA GONZALEZ Special to e Clewiston NewsThe annual “Kick Off Classic” between the perennial rivals started out with a bang for the Clewiston High School Tigers as they took on Pahokee High School’s Blue Devils on Friday, Aug. 22. Ker-Nigil Thicklin intercepted a Pahokee pass on the rst drive of the game, held on the Blue Devils’ turf in Pahokee. The Tigers quickly turned around, led by quarterback Davis Witt, and scored on their rst possession. Witt hit a wide-open Luke Bradford for an easy touchdown to score the rst points of the season. On the very next possession, the Tigers added to their lead with a eld goal by Brandon Torres, pushing the Tiger’s lead to 10-0, but Pahokee responded with some reworks of their own. The Blue Devils took a fake punt for 50 yards to keep their drive alive and started to wear down the Tiger’s defense. The Blue Devils were able to work the ball down to the Tiger’s 20 yard line and eventually punched the ball in with a 20-yard touchdown pass to bring the score to 10-7. The Tigers responded with a gigantic hit by Kyree Marshall on a Pahokee ball carrier to end the rst half. But at the start of the second half, the Tiger’s teeth of a defense began to loosen its grip on the Pahokee offense. Spurred by some untimely penalties and third down conversions, the Blue Devils were able to keep the Tiger offense off the eld for the majority of the second half. Pahokee then scored their second touchdown of the game with only a quarter left to play. With about six minutes left, Thicklin intercepted his second pass of the game near the Pahokee goal line and returned the pass to the Tiger 20. The Tigers were unable to capitalize on the turnover and failed to score any points, which led to the Tiger’s defeat and a score of 10-14. After the game, Coach Pete Walker commented on the team’s performance what it needed to work on for next week. “We need to keep working hard, and prepare for next week. We will play harder and get better,” he said. This week, the Tigers play host at Cane Field to Blanche Ely at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 29. Tigers Defeated in First Season GameTigers lose hold of rst-half lead, defeated by Pahokee in "Kick Off Classic," 10-14 PHOTO/ SOFIA VALIENTE

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Employment Full Time 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 First 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. Employment Part TimeCentral County Water Control District is hiring a Heavy Equipment Operator with a Class B CDL clean driving record a must. And must be able to keep written records. Job duties vary with seasons. Drug screening required before hiring. Applications are being accepted in Montura at 475 S. Cabbage Palm, Clewiston. This is a equal opportunity employer and 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Appliances SmallUpright Freezer 10 cubic ft Asking $45.00 Call 863-599-1374 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds FurnitureGlass top Dining room table 4 chairs $90 Call 863-599-1374 ApartmentsBELLE 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. In Town Moore Haven2br 1ba a/c, Rent $500/mo Call Oak Realty Inc. 863-675-0500 Check out our website at www.oakrealtyinc.com M. Haven Furnished. Ef ciency w/utilities, Ceramic tile oors. $165 week. Furnished room w/private entrance, $75 week. 863-509-0096. Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide Rec Renovated, W/D, CAC, & Storage shed. On dead end road. $600 mo., plus security. (954)495-5244. Moore 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 Notice Public Notice Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. NOTICE OF ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” adopted election procedures at their regular meeting on July 7, 2014. If you are interested in qualifying as a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you will need to notify Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telephone-(863) 983-5797 no later than September 18, 2014 before 5:00 p.m The District will hold a landowners’ election for two seats on the ve (5) member Board of Supervisors on October 18, 2014. A copy of the election procedures may be obtained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Manager at the address or phone number listed above. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 466864 CN 8/28;9/4,11/2014 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Annual Landowner’s Meeting of the East Beach Water Control District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 8:00 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years, 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Roger Hatton, President 466815 SUN 8/28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HENDRY COUNTY The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby gives notice of a meeting change. The Board’s regularly scheduled meeting of September 9, 2014, will be held on September 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Karson Turner, Chairman 466905 CN/CB 8/28/2014 CITY OF PAHOKEE INVITATION TO BID 2014 05 Sealed bids for SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk’s Of ce, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee, FL on October 2, 2014 at 2 P.M. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at e-mail address asinclair@cityofpahokee.com or obtain a copy of the bid document at www.cityofpahokee.com. The City of Pahokee encourages quali ed contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. CITY OF PAHOKEE RFP 2014 05 Sealed proposals for PURCHASE/DEVELOP SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk’s Of ce, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee, FL on October 13, 2014 at 2p.m. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at e-mail address asinclair@cityofpahokee.com or obtain a copy of the RFP at www.cityofpahokee.com A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on September 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. The City of Pahokee encourages quali ed contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. 466969 CN 8/28/2014 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for the following Proposals: E1O11-R0Cleaning, Pipe Lining, and Repair with Video Inspection in Glades & Hendry Counties Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 466860 CN 8/28;9/4/2014 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 GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS #09-2014 DESIGN/BUILD OF WAREHOUSE, CLASSROOM AND OFFICE FACILITY The Glades County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) requests that interested parties submit formal sealed quali cations for the above-referenced project. SCOPE OF WORK: The BoCC Request for Quali cations (RFQ) is seeking responses from quali ed (per Florida Statutes Section 287.055) Design/build rms to design, build and procure all necessary materials and labor for a 40,000 square foot warehouse (30,000 sf), classroom (5,000sf) and of ce space (5,000sf) (the “project”) on property located in the Glades County Industrial Park at 1030 Industrial Drive, Moore Haven FL. 33471. The general style, furnishings and architecture of the facility is going to be a modern design using a pre-engineered decorative steel building with simulated rock, brick and stucco. The project must be completed and ready for occupancy by no later than June 30, 2015. The BOCC reserves the right to withdraw and cancel this invitation at any time, without liability to any responders or prospective responders. The BOCC reserves the right to retain all responses submitted and to use any ideas in a response regardless of whether that proposal is selected. The speci cations and requirements informational package which govern this request must be obtained from Paul E. Carlisle, County Manager, 500 Ave J. (P.O. Box 1527) Moore Haven FL. 33471 Phone 863-946-6000. EMAIL pcarlisle@myglades.com. Due date/time: September 29, 2014, 3:00 p.m. EST All responses (7 copies) shall be placed in a sealed envelope with the following title clearly indicated on the outside: RFQ #09-2014 DESIGN/BUILD OF WAREHOUSE, CLASSROOM AND OFFICE FACILITY, with delivery to the County Manager and which must be received at the County Manager’s of ce at 500 Ave J. Moore Haven FL 33471 no later than the response deadline of 3:00 p.m. EST on September 29, 2014. RFQ’s received after such time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Responses delayed for any reason shall not be considered. Faxed and electronically mailed responses will not be accepted. All costs and expenses related to the preparation and submission of a response are the sole responsibility of the responder. All prospective respondents are cautioned not to contact any member of the BOCC. All questions should be directed to Paul E. Carlisle, County Manager, 500 Ave J. (P.O. Box 1527) Moore Haven FL. 33471 Phone 863-946-6000. EMAIL pcarlisle@myglades.com. It is anticipated that the quali ed responses to this RFQ will be considered and a decision on the selection of a quali ed responder will be made by the BOCC. The County reserves the right to reject any or all responses in its sole discretion. The County also reserves the right to waive irregularities and technicalities, to readvertise for additional responses, and to select the responder, who, in the BOCCs’ sole opinion, is in the best interests of Glades County. Glades County does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or marital status. 466963 GCD 8/28/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 14

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 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 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 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 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 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 REQUEST FOR BIDS ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS FOR COUNTY ROAD NO. 733 FPID NO. 430212-1-58-01 and 430212-1-58-02 Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, for “Roadway Improvements for County Road No. 733” In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the County Manager’s of ce at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave. J SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 by Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Bid Documents can be obtained by download from Johnson Engineering’s FTP site (see below for instructions) or by calling (863) 612-0594. ftp://johnsonengineering.com User Name: CR733 Password: Glades (case sensitive) Bidders are required to attend a Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Glades County Road Department Of ce, 4883 SR78, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 A representative of the prime contractor must be present and sign-in at the prebid meeting in order for a bid to be accepted. This solicitation does not commit Glades 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. Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. 466731 GCD 8/28;9/4/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Craig R. Brooks, 290 Martin Luther King Blvd. LaBelle, FL. 33935 David R. Cotton, 192 Taft Blvd, Clewiston, FL. 33440 Anthony A. Gilkes, 705 Mississippi Ave, Clewiston, FL. 33440 Larry Hall, 700 Harlem Tenant Cir 206, Clewiston, FL. 33440 Grant Hartman, 222 Bryan Ave. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Julio C. Hernandez Jr. 590 Elm St. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Tiffany L. Simpson-Najera, 1774 Melissa Rd. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Manuel S. Siria Jr. 4051 N. Edgewater Cir. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Edward J. Smith, 900 Aqua Isles Blvd Lot C6, LaBelle, FL. 33935 Danny H. Stanley 135 S. Quebrada St. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Yoreel AR. Wilson, 329 E Alverdez Ave. Apt 12 Clewiston, FL.33440 You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fa ilure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telefono 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Brenda K. Hoots Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 466893 CN 8/28/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000367 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff -VS.Juan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca and Oralia Medina Mantes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca, Husband and Wife; Hendry County, Florida; Port La Belle Unit Four Property Homeowner’s Association, Inc. d/b/a Port Labelle Unit Four Property Owners’ Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000367 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Juan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Barbara S. Butler, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, 2ND FLOOR, LABELLE, FL 33935, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 17, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Barbara S. Butler CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 466847 CN 8/21,28/2014 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 22-2012-CA-000071 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN R. TRACY; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on August 12, 2014 in Civil Case No. 22-2012-CA000071 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff, and JOHN R. TRACY; MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Sandra H. Brown, will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 500 Avenue J, PO BOX 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471 in GLADES County, Florida, at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of September, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK F, MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON INCLUDING A 1996 MERI DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME (TITLE #S 73354543 AND 73354544) VIN # FLHMBFP102438266A AND FLHMBFP102438266B ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 15th day of August, 2014. SANDRA H. BROWN, CLERK Of THE CIRCUIT COURT GLADES County, Florida, Clerk of the Court BY: Shandy Anderson 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 THE ADA COORDINATOR, DAWN OLIVER, (863) 675-5374 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. 466920 GCD 8/28;9/4/2014 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Hendry County Administration, Conference Room 1, 640 S. Main Street LaBelle, Florida to discuss the 2014 Community Development Block Grant, Supplemental Disaster Recovery Funding application. The meeting is open to the public. The site is handicapped accessible. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This application will be also open for public comment at the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners beginning at 5:00 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston FL. Please contact Ms. Janet Papinaw, Grants and Special Projects Director, at 863-675-5264 for additional information. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a 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 Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 466922 CN/CB 8/28/2014 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS SOBRE LAS QUE SE VOTAR EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2014 AVISO DE ELECCI"N Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti co que se llevarn a cabo elecciones en cada condado de la Florida, el 4 de noviembre del 2014, para la aprobacin o el rechaz o de una propuesta de modi cacin de la constitucin del Estado de la Florida. No. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCI"N 28 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Conservacin de aguas y tierras: dedicar fondos para adquirir y restaurar tierras objeto de conservacin y recreacin en el Est ado de Florida Resumen de la boleta: Provee fondos para el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras con el n de adquirir, restaurar, mejorar y administrar tierras objeto de conservacin, entre ellas pantanos y bosques; el hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; tierras que protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, incluidos los Everglades, y la calidad del agua en ros, lagos y arroyos; playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libr e; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, y emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos. Para ello se dedicar el 33% de los ingresos netos obtenidos del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos durante 20 aos. Declaracin sobre impacto nanciero: Esta enmienda no incrementa ni reduce los ingresos estatales. El ingreso estatal limitado para los propsitos especi cados en la enmienda se estima en $648 millones para el ao scal 2015-16 y aumenta a $1.268 mil millones hacia el vigsimo ao. Si eso traer como consecuencia gastos estatales adicionales depende de futu ras acciones legislativas y no puede determinarse. De la misma manera, tampoco puede determinarse el impacto sobre los ingresos de gobiernos locales, si los hubiera. No se prevn costos de gobiernos locales. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCI"N 28. Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras.a) Con vigencia el 1 de julio del ao posterior a la aprobacin de esta enmienda por parte de los votantes y durante un perod o de 20 aos a partir de esa fecha de entrada en vigor, el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras recibir no menos del 33% de los ingresos netos derivados del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos, tal como se de ne en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, enmendados de tanto en tanto, o de cualquier impuesto sucesor o de reemplazo, despus de que el Departamento de Hacienda deduzca primero un cargo de servicio con el n de pagar los costos de recopilacin y aplicacin del impuesto especial sobre documentos. b) El dinero del Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras se emplear nicamente con los siguientes propsitos: 1) Como lo establece la ley, para nanciar o re nanciar: la adquisicin o mejora de tierras, reas de agua y derechos inmobiliarios relacionados, entre ellos las servidumbres de conservacin y los recursos para tierras objeto de conservacin, como, por ejemplo, pantanos, bosques y hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; reas de administracin de vida silvestre; tierras qu e protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, entre ellos las tierras que protegen la calidad y cantidad del agua en ros, lagos, arroyos, manantiales, y tierras que brindan recarga de agua subterrnea y sistemas acuferos; tier ras en el rea agrcola de los Everglades y el rea de proteccin de los Everglades, como estn de nidas en el Artculo II, Seccin 7(b); playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre, incluidos senderos recreativos, parques y espa cios abiertos urbanos; paisajes rurales; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos; junto con la administracin, restauracin de sistemas naturales y mejoramiento del acceso pblico o disfrute recrea tivo de las tierras objeto de conservacin. 2) Para el pago del servicio de la deuda sobre los bonos emitidos conforme al Artculo VII, Seccin 11(e). c) El dinero depositado en el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras, tal como se de ne en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, no estar mez clado ni se mezclar con el Fondo de Ingresos Generales del Estado. No. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCI"N 29 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Uso de marihuana para algunas enfermedades Resumen de la boleta: Permite el uso mdico de la marihuana a las personas con enfermedades debilitantes, segn lo determine un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. Permite a los cuidadores asistir a los pacientes en el uso mdico de marihuana. El Departamento de Salud deber inscribir y regular los centros que producen y distribuyen marihuana con nes mdicos y debern extender tarjetas de identi cacin a pacientes y cuidadores. Se aplica nicamente a las leyes del Estado de Florida. No autoriza infracciones de la ley federal ni ningn uso, posesin o produccin de marihuana con nes que no sean mdicos. Declaracin sobre impacto nanciero: El aumento de costos generado por esta enmienda para el gobierno estatal y los gobiernos locales no puede determinarse. Habr a ctividades adicionales de regulacin y aplicacin asociadas a la produccin y venta de marihuana con nes mdicos. Las tarifas compensarn al menos en parte los costos de regulacin. Si bien el impuesto sobre la venta se aplica a las compras, los cambios scales no pueden determinarse de manera razonable, dado que, si no existe una accin legislativa o administrativa estatal, no est claro en qu medida la marihuana con nes mdicos estar exenta de impuestos. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCI"N 29. Produccin, posesin y uso de marihuana con nes mdicos.(a) POLTICA PBLICA. (1) El uso mdico de marihuana por parte de un paciente cali cado o un cuidador personal no est sujeto a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (2) Un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida no estar sujeto a responsabilidad penal o civil ni a sanciones, conforme a l as leyes del Estado de Florida, por extender un certi cado mdico a una persona diagnosticada con una enfermedad debilitante de conformidad con esta seccin.(3) Las acciones y el comportamiento de un centro de tratamiento de marihuana con nes mdicos inscrito ante el Departamento, o sus empleados, segn se contempla en esta seccin y en cumplimiento de las reglam entaciones del Departamento, no estarn sujetos a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (b) DEFINICIONES. A los nes de esta seccin, las siguientes palabras y trminos tendrn los siguientes signi cados: (1) “Enfermedad debilitante” signi ca cncer, glaucoma, estado positivo del virus de inmunode ciencia humana (VIH), sndrome de inmunode ciencia adquirida (SIDA), hepatitis C, esclerosis lateral amiotr ca (ELA), enfermedad de Crohn, enfermedad de Parkinson, esclerosis mltiple u otras enfermedades para las cuales, a criterio del mdico, los bene cios del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente seran superiores a los riesgos potenciales para la salud de un paciente.(2) “Departamento” signi ca el Departamento de Salud o su agencia sucesora. (3) “Tarjeta de identi cacin” signi ca un documento emitido por el Departamento que identi ca a una persona que tiene un certi cado mdico o a un cuidador personal de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana. (4) “Marihuana” tiene el signi cado otorgado al cannabis en la Seccin 893.02(3) de los Estatutos de Florida (2013). (5) “Centro de tratamiento de marihuana con nes mdicos” signi ca una entidad que adquiere, cultiva, posee, procesa (incluido el desarrollo de productos relacionados tales como alimentos, t inturas, aerosoles, aceites o ungentos), trans ere, transporta, vende, distribuye, despacha o administra marihuana, productos que contienen marihuana, suministros relacionad os o material educativo a pacientes cali cados o a sus cuidadores personales y que est inscrito ante el Departamento. (6) “Uso mdico” signi ca la adquisicin, posesin, uso, entrega, transferencia o administracin de marihuana o suministros relacionados por parte de un paciente cali cado o un cuidador personal para ser usados por un paciente cali cado para el tratamiento de una enfermedad debilitante. (7) “Cuidador personal” signi ca una persona de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana y tiene una tarjeta de identi cacin de cuidador emitida por el Departamento. Un cuidador personal no puede asistir a ms de cinco (5) pacientes por vez. Un empleado de un proveedor de cuidados pali ativos o de un centro mdico o de un hogar de ancianos puede actuar como cuidador personal para ms de cinco (5) pacientes cali cados, segn lo permite el Departamento. Est prohibido para los cuidadores personales consumir marihuana obtenida para el uso personal y mdico del paciente cali cado. (8) “Mdico” signi ca un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. (9) “Certi cado mdico” signi ca un documento por escrito rmado por un mdico, en el que se indica que, en la opinin profesional del mdico, el paciente sufre de una enfermedad debili tante, que los bene cios potenciales del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente sean superiores a los riesgos para la salud del paciente, y se indica durante cunto tiempo el m dico recomienda el uso mdico de marihuana para el paciente. Un certi cado mdico slo puede extenderse despus de que el mdico haya realizado un examen fsico del paciente y una evaluacin completa del historial mdico del paciente (10) “Paciente cali cado” signi ca una persona a la que se le ha diagnosticado una enfermedad debilitante, que tiene un certi cado mdico y una tarjeta de identi cacin vlida de paciente cali cado. Si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin dentro de los nueve (9) meses posteriores a la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin, un certi cado mdico vlido servir como tarjeta de identi cacin de paciente para permitir que una persona se convierta en “paciente cali cado” hasta tanto el Departamento comience a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin. (c) LIMITACIONES. (1) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin afectar a las leyes referidas al uso no mdico, posesin, produccin o venta de marih uana. (2) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin autoriza el uso de marihuana con nes mdicos a cualquier persona que no sea un paciente cali cado. (3) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin permite la operacin de un vehculo de motor, embarcacin o aeronave mientras se est bajo la in uencia de la marihuana. (4) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requiere que se infrinjan las leyes federales o pretende otorgar inmunidad conforme a las leyes federales. (5) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir adaptacin alguna para el uso mdico de marihuana en ningn lugar de educaci n o trabajo, ni para fumar marihuana con nes mdicos en ningn sitio pblico. (6) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir que ningn pr oveedor de seguros de salud u organismo o autoridad del gobiern o reembolse a ninguna persona por los gastos relacionados con el uso mdico de marihuana. (d) OBLIGACIONES DEL DEPARTAMENTO. El Departamento deber emitir reglamentaciones razonables y necesarias para la implementaci n y aplicacin de esta seccin. El propsito de las reglamentaciones es garantizar la disponibilidad y el uso seguro de marihuana con nes mdicos por parte de los pacientes cali cados. Es obligacin del Departamento promulgar reglamentaciones de manera oportuna. (1) Implementacin de reglamentaciones. Con el objeto de otorgarle al Departamento tiempo su ciente despus de la aprobacin de esta seccin, las siguientes reglamentaciones debern promulgarse a ms tardar seis (6) mes es despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin: a. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin de paciente cali cado a las personas portadoras de certi cados mdicos, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identi cacin. b. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin de cuidador personal a personas cali cadas para asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identi cacin. c. Procedimientos para la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos, que incluyan procedimientos par a la emisin, renovacin, suspensin y revocacin de inscripciones, y estndares para garantizar la seguridad informtica, el mantenimiento de registros, anlisis, etiquetado, inspeccin y seguridad. d. Una reglamentacin que de na la cantidad de marihuana que podra considerarse un suministro adecuado y razonable para el uso mdico de los pacientes cal i cados, sobre la base de las mejores pruebas disponibles. Esta presuncin referida a la cantidad puede contrarrestarse con pruebas del uso mdico apropiado por parte de un paciente cali cado en particular. (2) Emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin e inscripciones. El Departamento comenzar a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin de paciente cali cado y cuidador personal, y tambin iniciar la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos a ms tardar nueve (9) meses despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin. (3) Si el Departamento no emite las reglamentaciones, o si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin y a inscribir a Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos dentro de los plazos establecidos en esta seccin, cualquier ciudadano del Estado de Florida tendr derecho a valerse de recursos judiciales para obligar al cumplimiento de las obligaciones constitucionales del Departamento. (4) El Departamento deber proteger la con dencialidad de todos los pacientes cali cados. Todos los registros que contengan la identidad de los pacientes cali cados debern ser con denciales y estar exentos de divulgacin pblica excepto con nes mdicos o referidos al cumplimiento de la ley vlidos. (e) LEGISLACI"N. Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin limitar a la legislacin para promulgar leyes coherentes con esta dispos icin. (f) DIVISIBILIDAD. Las disposiciones contenidas en esta seccin son divisibles, y si cualquier tribunal competente declara la i nvalidez de cualquier clusula, oracin, prrafo o seccin de esta medida, o su aplicacin, las dems disposiciones continuarn vigentes en la mayor medida posible. No. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 10, 11 (Asamblea Legislativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Nombramiento Eventual para Ciertos Cargos Judiciales Vacantes Resumen de la boleta: Proponer una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado en la que se establezca que el Gobernador debe cubrir las vacantes eventuale s en los cargos judiciales que estn sujetos a elecciones de retencin cuando los jueces o magistrados se encuentren por cumplir la edad legal para jubilarse o en el supuesto de que no cali quen para la eleccin de retencin; y permitir los nombramientos eventuales si un juez o magistrado no se retiene en su cargo en una eleccin de retencin. En la actualidad, el Gobernador no puede cubrir una vacante prevista hasta que termine el mandato del ju ez o magistrado actual. Texto completo: ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCI"N 10. Retencin; eleccin y mandatos.(a) Cualquier juez o magistrado puede cali car para la retencin, la cual se produce mediante el voto de los electores en la prxima eleccin general que sea anterior a la conclusin del mandato del juez o magistrado por las causas establecidas por ley. Cuando Si un juez o magistrado no est habilitado para ser retenido o no cumple con los requisitos para la retencin, se producir una v acante eventual al nalizar el periodo de cali cacin de retencin a n de nombrar un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la nalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. Cuando un juez o magistrado cali que como tal para la retencin, en la boleta se deber leer claramente lo siguiente: “Deber el Magistrado (o Juez) ...(nombre del juez o magistrad o)... de la...(nombre de la corte)... ser retenido en el cargo judicial?” Si la mayora de los electores cali cados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen retenerlo, entonces, el juez o magistrado continuar ejerciendo sus funciones durante un periodo de seis aos. Este mandato del juez o magistrado que ha sido retenido comenzar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero siguiente a la eleccin general. Si la mayora de los electores cali cados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen no retenerlo, una vacante eventual se producir inmed iatamente luego de la eleccin general con la nalidad de nombrar a un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la nalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. (b)(1) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de jueces de circuito sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la sub-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho circuito aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces de circuito mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces de circuito deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores cali cados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (2) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de los jueces de la corte del condado, sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la su b-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho condado aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces del condado mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante u na eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces del Condado deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores cali cados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (3)a. En la eleccin general del ao 2000 se deber votar en cada jurisdiccin territorial de circuito y de condado para decidi r si el modo de elegir a los jueces de circuito y a los jueces del condado ser mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. Si los electores votan por no ejercer esta opcin local, es ta opcin no podr someterse a votacin de los electores en esa jurisdiccin hasta que hayan transcurrido al menos dos aos. b. A partir del ao 2000, cada circuito puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o de l a eleccin de jueces de circuito, segn corresponda, al pr esentar una solicitud ante el encargado de los registros estatales. Dicha solicitud deber estar rmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en la jurisdiccin de ese circu ito en la ltima eleccin presidencial efectuada. c. A partir del ao 2000, cada condado puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o la el eccin de los jueces del condado, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el supervisor de las elecciones. Dicha solicitud deber estar rmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en el condado en la ltima elec cin presidencial efectuada. Los mandatos de los jueces de circuito y los jueces de condado sern de seis aos. SECCI"N 11. Vacantes.(a)(1) Siempre que se produzca una vacante en un car go judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber cubrir la vacante mediante el nombramiento de una persona entre al menos tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que nalizar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a las prximas elecciones generales que se efecte n al menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. (2) Siempre que se produzca una vacante eventual en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber c ubrir esa vacante eventual mediante el nombramiento de un juez o un magistrado de entre al menos tres personas y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente. El plazo del nombramiento co mienza cuando naliza el plazo del cargo que qued vacante y concluye el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a la prxima eleccin general. (b) El gobernador deber cubrir cada vacante de una corte de circuito o de una corte de condado, en donde los jueces sean elegi dos por mayora de votos de los electores, al nombrar a una persona entre no menos de tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que concluye el primer martes lueg o del primer lunes de enero del ao que sigue a eleccin primaria y general que se efecte por lo menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. Se deber realizar una eleccin para cubrir ese cargo judicial por el periodo del ca rgo que comienza al nalizar el periodo del cargo por nombramiento. (c) Los nombramientos se debern realizar dentro de los treinta das desde que se ha producido la vacante o vacante eventual, e xcepto que el gobernador extienda el perodo por un lapso que no podr exceder los treinta das. El gobernador deber realizar el nombramiento dentro de los sesenta das desde que los nombramientos hayan sido certi cados ante el gobernador. (d) Tal como lo establece la legislacin general, debern existir diferentes comisiones judiciales de nombramientos para el Tri bunal Supremo, para cada tribunal de apelacin de distrito, y para cada circuito judicial en todos los juzgados de primera instancia del circuito. Las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos debern establecer reglamentos de procedimiento uni formes en cada nivel del sistema judicial. Tales reglamentos, o cualquier parte de ellos, podrn ser derogados por las leyes generales promulgadas con la mayora de votos de cada cmara de la Asamblea Legislativa, o por el Tribunal Suprem o de Justicia con el voto concurrente de cinco magistrados. A excepcin de las deliberaciones realizadas por las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos, los procedimientos de las comisiones y sus registros debern estar abiertos al pblico. 464451 CN 8/28;9/25/2014 ON 8/29;9/24/2014 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on September 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact second reading of an ordinance which is set forth as follows:Ordinance No. 2014-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 102-75, CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURBS, CURB CUTS AND DRIVEWAYS, OF THE CLEWISTON CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REQUIRE PROPERTY OWNERS TO PAVE AT THE PROPERTY OWNERS’ EXPENSE CERTAIN DRIVEWAY APRONS NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1, 2018; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING AUTHORITY TO RENUMBER AND CODIFY; AND PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s of ce, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 466921 CN 8/28/2014 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 9/23/14 SUBJECT AREA: 342 Hazing EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the hazing. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.135 F.S. 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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2014, for the rati cation or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida. No. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 28 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Water and Land Conservation Dedicates funds to acquir e and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands Ballot Summary : Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and fore sts; sh and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches an d shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years. Financial Impact Statement: This amendment does not increase or decrease state revenues. The state revenue restricted to the purposes speci ed in the amendment is estimated to be $648 million in Fiscal Year 2015-16 and grows to $1.268 billion by the twentieth year. Whether this results in any additional state exp enditures depends upon future legislative actions and cannot be determined. Similarly, the impact on local government revenues, if any, cannot be determined. No additional local government costs a re expected. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 28. Land Acquisition Trust Fund.a) Effective on July 1 of the year following passage of this amendment by the voters, and for a period of 20 years after that e ffective date, the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall receive no less than 33 percent of net revenues derived from the existing excise tax on documents, as de ned in the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, as amended from time to time, or any successor or replacement tax, after the Department of Revenue rst deducts a service charge to pay the costs of the collection and enforcement of the excise tax on documents. b) Funds in the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall be expended only for the following purposes: 1) As provided by law, to nance or re nance: the acquisition and improvement of land, water ar eas, and related property interests, including conservation easements, and resources for conservation lands including wetlands, forests, and sh and wildlife habitat; wildlife management areas; lands that protect water resources and drinking water sources, including l ands protecting the water quality and quantity of rivers, lakes, streams, springsheds, and lands pro viding recharge for groundwater and aquifer systems; lands in the Everglades Agricultural Area and the Everglades Protection Area, as de ned in Article II, Section 7(b); beaches and shores; outdoor r ecreation lands, including recreational trails, parks, and urban open space; rural landscapes; working farms and ranches; historic or geologic sites; together with management, restoration of natural systems, and the enhancement of public access or recreational enjoyment of conservation lands. 2) To pay the debt service on bonds issued pursuant to Article VII, Section 11(e). c) The moneys deposited into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund, as de ned by the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, shall not be or become commingled with the General Revenue Fund of the state No. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTARTICLE X, SECTION 29 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions Ballot Summary: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identi cation cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana Financial Impact Statement: Increased costs from this amendment to state and local gov ernments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory and enforcement activities associated with the production and sale of medical marijuana. Fees will offset at least a portion of the regulatory costs. While sales t ax may apply to purchases, changes in revenue cannot reasonably be determined since the extent to which medical marijuana will be exempt from taxation is unclear without legislative or state administ rative action. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 29. Medical marijuana production, possession and use.(a) PUBLIC POLICY. (1) The medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver is not subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (2) A physician licensed in Florida shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law for issu ing a physician certi cation to a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition in a manner consistent with this section. (3) Actions and conduct by a medical marijuana treatment center registered with the Department, or its employees, as permitted by this section and in compliance with Department regulations, shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (b) DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings: (1) “Debilitating Medical Condition” means cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunode ciency virus (HIV), acquired immune de ciency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. (2) “Department” means the Department of Health or its successor agency. (3) “Identi cation card” means a document issued by the Department that identi es a person who has a physician certi cation or a personal caregiver who is at least twenty-one (21) years old and has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. (4) “Marijuana” has the meaning given cannabis in Section 893.02(3), Florida Statutes (2013). (5) “Medical Marijuana Treatment Center” means an entity that acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments), transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers and is registered by the Department. (6) “Medical use” means the acquisition, possession, use, delivery, transfer, or administration of marijuana or related supplie s by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver for use by a qualifying patient for the treatment of a debilitating medical condition. (7) “Personal caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying pa tient’s medical use of marijuana and has a caregiver identi cation card issued by the Department. A personal caregiver may assist no more than ve (5) qualifying patients at one time. An employee of a hospice provider, nursing, or medical facility may serve as a persona l caregiver to more than ve (5) qualifying patients as permitted by the Department. Personal caregivers are prohibited from consuming marijuana obtaine d for the personal, medical use by the qualifying patient. (8) “Physician” means a physician who is licensed in Florida. (9) “Physician certi cation” means a written document signed by a physician, stating that in the physician’s professional opinion, the patient suff ers from a debilitating medical condition, that the potential bene ts of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient, and for how long the physician reco mmends the medical use of marijuana for the patient. A physician certi cation may only be provided after the physician has conducted a physical examination of the patient and a full assessment of t he patient’s medical history. (10) “Qualifying patient” means a person who has been diagnosed to have a debilitating medical condition, who has a physician c erti cation and a valid qualifying patient identi cation card. If the Department does not begin issuing identi cation cards within nine (9) months after the effective date of this section, then a valid physician certi cation will serve as a patient identi cation card in order to allow a person to become a “qualifying patient” until the Department begins issuing identi cation cards. (c) LIMITATIONS. (1) Nothing in this section shall affect laws relating to non-medical use, possession, production or sale of marijuana. (2) Nothing in this section authorizes the use of medical marijuana by anyone other than a qualifying patient. (3) Nothing in this section allows the operation of a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under the in uence of marijuana. (4) Nothing in this law section requires the violation of federal la w or purports to give immunity under federal law. (5) Nothing in this section shall require any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any place of education o r employment, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place. (6) Nothing in this section shall require any health insurance provider or any government agency or authority to reimburse any person for expenses related to the medical use of marijuana. (d) DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. The Department shall issue reasonable regulations necessary for the implementation and enforcemen t of this section. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients. It is the duty of the Department to promulgate regulatio ns in a timely fashion. (1) Implementing Regulations. In order to allow the Department suf cient time after passage of this section, the following regulations shall be promulgated no later than six (6) months after th e effective date of this section: a. Procedures for the issuance of qualifying patient identi cation cards to people with physician certi cations, and standards for the renewal of such identi cation cards. b. Procedures for the issuance of personal caregiver identi cation cards to persons quali ed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana, and standards for the renewal of such identi cation cards. c. Procedures for the registration of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers that include procedures for the issuance, renewal, su spension, and revocation of registration, and standards to ensure security, record keeping, testing, labeling, inspection, and safety. d. A regulation that de nes the amount of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be an adequate supply for qualifying patients’ medical use, b ased on the best available evidence. This presumption as to quantity may be overcome with evidence of a particular qualifying patient’s appropriate medical use. (2) Issuance of identi cation cards and registrations. The Department shall begin issuing qualifying patient and personal caregiver identi cation cards, as well as begin registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers no later than nine months (9) after the effective date of this section. (3) If the Department does not issue regulations, or if the Department does not begin issuing identi cation cards and registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers within the time limits set in this section, any Florida citizen shall have standing to seek judicial relief to compel compliance with the Department’s constitutional duties. (4) The Department shall protect the con dentiality of all qualifying patients. All records containing the identity of qualifying patients shall be con dential and kept from public disclosure other than for valid medical or law enforcement purposes. (e) LEGISLATION. Nothing in this section shall limit the legislature from enacting laws consistent with this provision. (f) SEVERABILITY. The provisions of this section are severable and if any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this measur e, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible. No. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 10, 11 (Legislature) Ballot Title: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution requiring the Governor to prospectively ll vacancies in a judicial of ce to which election for retention applies resulting from the justice’s or judge’s reaching the mandatory retirement age or failur e to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospec tive appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the Governor may not ll an expected vacancy until the current justice’s or judge’s term expires. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms.(a) Any justice or judge may qualify for retention by a vote of the electors in the general election next preceding the expirat ion of the justice’s or judge’s term in the manner prescribed by law. When If a justice or judge is ineligible for retention or fails to qualify for retention, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur at the conclusion of the qualifying period for retention for the purpose of appointing a successor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that o f ce upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. When a justice or judge so quali es, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: “Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(name of justice or judge)... of the ...(name of the court)... be retained in of ce?” If a majority of the quali ed electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to retain, the justice or judge shall be retained for a term of six years. The term of the justice or judge retained shall commence on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January following the general election. If a majority of the quali ed electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to not retain, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur immediately following the general election for the purpose of appointing a suc cessor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that of ce upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. (b)(1) The election of circuit judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that circuit approves a local option to select circuit judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of circuit judges shall be by a vote of the quali ed electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (2) The election of county court judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority o f those voting in the jurisdiction of that county approves a local option to select county judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of county court judges shall be by a vote of the quali ed electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (3)a. A vote to exercise a local option to select circuit court judges and county court judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election shall be held in each circuit and county at the general election in the year 2000. If a vote to exercise this local option fails in a vote of the electors, such option shall not ag ain be put to a vote of the electors of that jurisdiction until the expiration of at least two years. b. After the year 2000, a circuit may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of circuit ju dges, whichever is applicable, by ling with the custodian of state records a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the circuit in the last preceding elec tion in which presidential electors were chosen. c. After the year 2000, a county may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of county cour t judges, whichever is applicable, by ling with the supervisor of elections a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the county in the last preceding e lection in which presidential electors were chosen. The terms of circuit judges and judges of county courts shall be for six years. SECTION 11. Vacancies.(a)(1) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial of ce to which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointmen t, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (2) Whenever a prospective vacancy occurs in a judicial of ce for which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the prospective vacancy by appointing a justice or judge from among at least three persons but not more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. The term of the appoin tment commences upon the expiration of the term of the of ce being vacated and ends on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election. (b) The governor shall ll each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date o f appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to ll that judicial of ce for the term of the of ce beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy or prospective vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certi ed to the governor. (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, each district co urt of appeal, and each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, ve justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. 4644452 CN 8/28;9/25/2014 OK 8/29;9/24/2014 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 14-DE-502 Ester De La Cruz Petitioner and Reymundo Leon-Ramos Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Reymunda Leon-Ramos 1850 Old US Hwy 27 Lot 27 Clewiston, FL 33440 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution Marriage been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ester De La Cruz whose address is 1850 Old US Hwy 27, Lot 27, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before 09-29-14, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935 before service on Petition or immediately thereafter. I f you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure o f documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 8/21/2014 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Deputy Cler k 466934 CN 8/28;9/4,11,18/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 14-000025 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JUAN ARANDA-VILLEGAS, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f JUAN ARANDA-VILLEGAS, SR., deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f which is: Clerk, Circuit Court, Probate Division, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 34471-0010 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 including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication o f this notice is August 28 2014. Personal Representative: PERRY W. HODGES, JR. 1401 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301-2116 PERRY W. HODGES, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative 1401 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2116 Telephone: (954) 462-1431 Florida Bar Number: 0181190 pwhodges@rmzlaw.com 466925 CN 8/28;9/4/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2014-CA-000214 WEST COAST FUND, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. K.A. WALLACE, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION AS TRUSTEE OF AN UNRECORDED FLORIDA LAND TRUST DATED 419/99; TUSCAN & COMPANY, P.A., A FLORIDA CORPORATION; BUSEY BANK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: K.A. WALLACE, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION AS TRUSTEE OF AN UNRECORDED FLORIDA LAND TRUST DATED 4/9/99; BY SERVING ITS REGISTERED AGENT, KENNETH A. WALLACE 5610 Division Drive Fort Myers, Florida 33905 if he/she/they are living and if he/she/they are dead, any unknown Defendants, who may be spouses, heirs, bene ciaries devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), who is/are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in Hendry County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 9, AND RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 9, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ELM STREET; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.35 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 346.61 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 9, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.37 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 345.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on IRA SCOT SILVERSTEIN, ESQUIRE, IRA SCOT SILVERSTEIN, LLC, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 2900 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 6, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This Notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 19th day of August, 2014. Clerk of Court, Hendry County BY: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk Ira Scot Silverstein, LLC 2900 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 6 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 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, within two working days of your receipt of this Summons; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 466919 CN 8/28;9/4/2014 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 28, 2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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Erica Roman, 31, of Clewiston, was arrested after she allegedly attempted to bypass the registers at Walmart last Saturday evening, pushing a cart full of groceries, which included toilet paper, bleach, a gallon of milk, several packages of various meats and a 12-pack of Busch Lite beer, according to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department. Roman was reportedly approached by a Walmart Asset Protection agent, who told police she saw Roman attempting to leave the store without paying. Roman reportedly told the agent she was going outside to retrieve her wallet, but allegedly ran into the parking lot when the agent asked her to come back inside. Roman reportedly ran to a gold Kia Sorento, driven by Ronald Westberry, 43, of Clewiston, hopped in the car and drove off out of the parking lot heading westbound on U.S. 27, according to the report. Clewiston police of cers were noti ed about the incident and pursued the gold car as it continued down U.S. 27 and then south onto Lewis Boulevard. When the car came to a stop, of cers reportedly ran the occupants' IDs through communications, which included Roman, Mr. Westberry and Marla Westberry, 43, of Clewiston. Roman reportedly had an active warrant out of Collier County and was placed under arrest. Of cers then asked Mr. Westberry and Ms. Westberry to step out of the vehicle. Mr. Westberry did not allow of cers to search the vehicle, but a K-9 dog was walked around the car, which signaled that there were narcotics present, according to the report. Of cers reportedly noted that Ms. Westberry was "moving suspiciously" while she was standing next to the car and asked her to stand up straight, at which point a small bag containing a white powder dropped from her pant leg onto the ground, according to the report. The substance was eld tested and tested positive for cocaine. Ms. Westberry was placed under arrest and charged with possession of cocaine. Mr. Westberry was arrested and charged with larceny, accessory after the fact, while Roman was arrested and charged with out-of-county warrant and larceny, theft is more than $300 but less than $5,000. Arrest Blotter: A Grocery Trip Gone Wrong Erica Roman Marla Westberry Ronald Westberry At their last regular meeting on Aug. 26, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted to approve a ve-year, sliding scale tax abatement plan for ALTAIR Training Solutions, Inc., a tactical training company that recently purchased the Hendry Correctional Institutional. The ve-year plan would give ALTAIR a tax exemption of 50 percent the rst year on all real property improvements and tangible personal property, which include items such as equipment, vehicles and gun ranges. The abatement would begin at 50 percent and decline by 10 percent each year for ve years. At the end of ve years, ALTAIR would have the opportunity to come back before the BOCC and renegotiate an abatement plan. The abatement would not affect property taxes on the more than one-thousandacre facility, which has been off the county's tax roll since the institution closed down in 2012. With the ve-year, sliding scale tax abatement, the county is projected to lose roughly $24,479.57 in taxes over the ve years. The facility's property taxes are expected to total about $32,000 per year. BOCC members approved the tax abatement proposal with a 4-0 vote with the intention of encouraging ALTAIR to move forward as quickly as possible with its operations. Some BOCC members, as well as members of the public, talked about adding a clause that would require ALTAIR to hire so many Hendry County employees or the abatement would become null and void. However, it was noted that dictating who an employee can hire is dif cult and the proposed clause was excluded. In other business, the BOCC voted 4-0 to approve a request from the Hendry County Sheriff's Department for $7,425.10 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to be utilized for DARE classes, activities and graduation ceremonies for all elementary schools in Hendry County. BOCC Approves Tax Abatement for ALTAIRBoard hopes abatement will allow tactical training company to expedite start-up operations

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP-20 IN RE: the Estate of CLARENCE BOYD, SR. Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CLARENCE BOYD, SR., deceased, whose date of death was March 12, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Route 27, 500 Avenue “J”, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER T HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: August 28th, 2014. Petitioner: ANNIE B. BREWSTER 510 Sharon Avenue Nashville, GA 31639 A ttorney for Petitioner: COLIN M. CAMERON A ttorney for Personal Representative 200 N.E. Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Florida Bar No. 270441 Email: colin@ccameronlaw.com 466886 GCD 8/28;9/4/2014 LEGAL NOTICEThe following vehicle will be sold at public auction on September 8th, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440: 2000 FORD, VIN: 1FMZU63X7YZC23243 1999 PLYM, VIN: 1P4GP44G6XB603862 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 466842 CN 8/28/2014PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (Posted August 28, 2014) Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of SELLEW BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL will hold a meeting Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL, 555 SW 16th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 466927 BGS 8/28/2014 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 28, 2014 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Public Notice The Death of Michael Brown, Division, and the GospelBY DR. TODD BUCK First Baptist Church of ClewistonThe racial unrest which recently exploded in my hometown of St. Louis (Ferguson) over the death of Michael Brown has revealed that the question of race is an ongoing issue in American life. What does the Gospel tell us about such a heated question? First, Jesus has done everything necessary to reconcile us to God through His perfect life, His substitutionary death, and His victorious resurrection. In addition, Jesus has done everything necessary to reconcile us to one another! The Apostle Paul describes the reconciliation of both relationships in Ephesians 2:14-18. Paul shows us that Jesus alone is suf cient to unite the un-uniteable. Just as Jesus unites sinful man and holy God, so too He unites Jew and Gentile. These two ethnic groups that were hostile to one another are united in one body, as one people. Paul speaks of both divine reconciliation and racial reconciliation in the very same breath because both are the fruit of a perfect Gospel, which is his primary subject. Second, Jesus is restoring creation to the paradise that was lost through Adam's sin and He will soon return to complete that work once and for all. Christians live faithfully in light of this Gospel when we allow Jesus to work through us to bring foretastes of His ultimate restoration into our present day. One such foretaste the Gospel moves us to provide is justice. Thus Christians must always seek justice for allno matter the skin color. In John 17 Jesus repeatedly states that the unity of His people will be a convincing proof for Jesus and His Gospel. Jesus prays that His followers will be brought "to complete unity" and then states that when they are "then the world will know that you sent Me." The unity Jesus is speaking must be a visible unity and an abnormal unity. It has to be visible enough for everyone to see it and abnormal enough to need an explanation for which only Jesus can satisfy. It must be unity of people who would never otherwise be together apart from Jesus Christ. This includes unity across socio-economical, educational, generational and cultural divides. It also includes unity across racial lines. In fact, in modern America, unity across racial lines may be the most powerful demonstration of unity that Christians can provide as evidence of Jesus' identity. We all see race. And we all see the racial tensions in our country. But you know what we don't see very much? We don't see a lot of communities that display racial unity. Our churches and political parties, neighborhoods and schools are often divided along racial lines. Even our primary friendships and relationships tend to be with those of the same race. In other words, racial unity is both visible to everyone in our culture and abnormal for nearly everyone in our culture. It is the sort of unity that, if it were to be displayed, would require an explanation. We should talk about race and racial unity because it has serious implications for the Gospel: it reveals the Gospel's power and validity to people who doubt both. 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.Glades Prayer WalkBELLE GLADE Glades Area Ministerial Association invites the community to the Glades Stop the Violence and Crime Prayer Walk,' which will be held on September 27. "Let's spread the message of love and peace amongst our community." The walk will begin at 3 pm at the Plaza on the corner of State Rd. 715 and MLK Blvd. in Belle Glade. It will end at Hand Park (between 5th and 6th Streets).Community AnnouncementCLEWISTON Community Presbyterian Church, 407 Royal Palm, invites all to attend worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Sunday School is held at 9:45 a.m. before church. For additional information please contact Rev. Thomas Slager at 863-983-9406.Community ChoirCLEWISTON Join us as we begin rehearsals for the upcoming Christmas Cantata. All interested singers are invited. The listening party is set for Sunday, September 7, at 6 p.m. in the Choir Room. We will hand out the books and listening CD's. Practices will continue Sunday nights at 6 p.m. and every other Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. (schedules will be available). If you cannot make it that night, you will be able to pick up your book beginning Monday, September 8, at First Baptist Church Of ce. Then, beginning with the Thursday, September 11, edition through Thursday, 25th edition run the following announcement in the Community Events: Community ChoirIt's not too late to join the Community Choir for the upcoming Christmas Cantata. Practices are held each Sunday night at 6 p.m. and every other Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. in the Choir Room at First Baptist Church. For more information, call (863)983-5555. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION SUBMITTED PHOTO

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