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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted a tentative budget and millage rate at their last regular meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 10 in Clewiston’s City Hall. The public hearing opened at 5:30 p.m. and commissioners voted rst to adopt a tentative millage rate for scal year 2015. The county’s nance department suggested several options for commissioners to choose from, which included increasing the millage rate by 1.1 mills, increasing the millage rate by 1.05 mills, increasing the millage rate by .77 mills or increasing the millage by .91 mills. In the latter two instances, it would be necessary to take $500,000 and $250,000 out of the disaster relief fund, respectively, in order to balance the budget. The nance department cited increased costs, such as insurance, retirement, inmate medical and Medicaid, as some of the reasons why it was necessary to increase recurring revenues, such as the millage rate, in scal year 2015. The nance department stated it was necessary to increase recurring revenues to meet the need of recurring expenses to balance the budget. Commissioner Darrell Harris spoke rst, saying he would not vote BY JEFF BARWICK Special to e Clewiston NewsClewiston used a quick-striking offense and a streaky defense to whip the Cardinal Newman 38-20 at Sam Budnyk Field in West Palm Beach last Friday night. The non-district win pushed the Tigers to a 3-0 season while dropping the Crusaders to 1-1. The Tigers got off to an early start. Taking the opening kickoff, Clewiston rode the arm of senior quarterback Davis Witt for 74 yards in eight plays for their rst score. On the drive, Witt completed four of ve attempts for 70 yards, including the nal 27 yard catch by wide open tight end Luke Bradford for the touchdown. Kicker Brandon Torres converted the rst of his ve PATs on the night. The underdog Crusaders served notice early that they did not intend to go quietly into the night. They spliced together their own drive covering 75 yards in 12 plays. Using a mixture of run, pass and two untimely Tiger penalties, they scored on a one-yard plunge by tailback Jeramey Worthen and the PAT knotted the score at 7. Clewiston was quick replying as tailback Dominik Spain covered all 80 yards of the following drive on three plays, the nal being a spectacular 73yard dash. Spain later scored on a 40 yard scamper in the third period. On the night, he rushed eight times for 125 yards. The Tigers got two second quarter touchdowns by tailback Jarvirus Bradford on runs of 5 and 14 yards. The second score came on a short drive after defensive back KT Thicklin recovered a Crusader fumble on their 14-yard line. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe business social event of the year kicked off at the newly built Dunwody Lodge Tuesday night, bringing together Clewiston residents for a night of socializing, networking and recognition at the 66th Annual Chamber Dinner. The night started at 6 p.m. with a social hour sponsored by the H. E. Hill Foundation. Ticket holders could indulge in a drink or two at the cash bar while schmoozing with their neighbors and taking in the taxidermy dotting the corners of the lodge’s main entrance. Tables lined the sides of the foyer, displaying the prizes that could be won during the silent auction -gift baskets full of local honey and the Everglades’ most famous seasoning, Florida Gator paraphernalia and a certi cate for a full day at the spa were just some of the prizes to be had. The Presentation of the Colors by Clewiston High School’s Criminal Justice students began promptly at 7 p.m., followed by an invocation given by Chamber Director John Wellslager. Dinner was served shortly thereafter -a buffet-style spread served on the terrace, featuring chicken cordon bleu and prime rib, complete with down-home southern xings. Nearly an hour later, dinner came to a close and the purpose of the evening -to recognize outstanding businesses and individuals in the community -was ready to begin. The rst award, the Outstanding Community Service Award, was presented by the city of Clewiston to the Clewiston Elks Lodge for their yearround fundraising efforts and commitment to providing scholarships for the community’s children. The second award, the Lifetime Membership Award, was presented by the Chamber of Commerce to Asa and Betty Godsey. The Godsey’s moved to Clewiston from Virginia 13 years ago and since then have “immersed themselves in community events.” A tearlled Bette Godsey accepted the plaque and thanked the Chamber for the honor. The nal award, the coveted business of the year award, was presented by the Chamber to the U.S. Sugar Corporation for being the area’s largest employee and largest benefactor. Robert Coker, senior vice president of public affairs for U.S. Sugar, accepted the award and thanked all of the retirees, growers and vendors for their support and dedication to the company. Before the evening came to a close, the winner of the 50/50 raf e was announced. The winning ticket, chosen by reigning Miss Sugar Beth Bar eld, was Clewiston’s own city manager, Al Perry. Comm. Davis: ‘This Cabinet is Broken’ BOCC approves lowest option tentative millage despite warnings Tigers Romp Over Crusaders 66th Annual Chamber DinnerU.S. Sugar takes home Business of the Year awardTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014VOL. 88 NUMBER 34 50¢ G B C C FCHC P K F D T P SEE BOCC 10 SEE TIGERS 12 PHOTO/ JOSE ZARAGOZAAsa and Betty Godsey receive the Lifetime Membership Award at the annual Chamber Dinner on Sept. 16.

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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.Meeting AnnouncementsThe Tobacco-Free Partnership will hold a meeting on Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Carlson United Methodist Church in LaBelle. The Drug-Free Hendry County Coalition will also hold a meeting on Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Carlson United Methodist Church in LaBelle. All members of the community are welcome to join both meetings.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 sunglasses, one packet of color and a ticket for a free continental breakfast to use during the color afterparty, which features 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. 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.Photo ContestThe Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is extending the deadline for photo entries for this year’s contest to Sept. 21. The photos entered thus far have been magni cent, said project co-chairman John Wellslager, but we still need additional photo entries in all categories and divisions to ensure the Capturing Clewiston & Beyond photo book is bulging at the seams with breath taking photographs. Due to input from photographers and sponsors, we have opened a new category for the CC&B photo contest: “Faces of Clewiston & Beyond.” Thanks to a generous contribution from Mr. and Mrs. Bob Buker, there will be a $100 prize for the winning photo that captures the fascinating, captivating and wonderful spirit of Clewiston’s people. We will accept only one entry per photographer for this category. The photo can be of yourself or someone else just make sure it includes a smile! We have also lifted the restriction that prevented employees or family members from entering a photograph in the category being sponsored by their employer. There are still some hidden and obvious treasures in Hendry County yet to be revealed through your photography skills! Don’t hesitate, enter your photos today and be a part of this wonderful opportunity to support your community and gain bragging rights if your photo(s) are chosen as winners.Arts of the Inland MeetingThe public is invited to the Arts of the Inland meeting being held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle. After a short meeting, the Firehouse Theatre will provide entertainment that you won’t want to miss. The Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 nonpro t umbrella arts organization committed to recognizing and promoting artists in the inland area of south Florida. Members include visual, literary and performing artists. For further information go to www.artsoftheinland.com or contact: LaVon Koenig 239-3035849 or artsinland@gmail.com.CERT Refresher ClassThe rst CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Refresher Class will be held Friday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 301 Campbell Street, LaBelle. Please share this information about this free class with everyone you know who has completed the Basic 24 hour CERT Training and would like to participate in the CERT Refresher Course. Almost 400 participants have completed this program. For more information, contact Nancy Tanner at the Hendry County Emergency Management 863-674-5400. 239-791-7611License #CAC1816936 Your LINKŽ to total comfort! *See your independent Trane Dealer for complete program eligibility, dates, details and restrictions. Special “nancing offers AND trade-in allowances from $100 up to $1000 valid on qualifying systems only. All sales must be to homeowners in the United States. Void where prohibited. **Subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Offer expires 11/15/2014. BETTER B B B E E E T T T T T T E E E R R R B B B E E E T T T T T T E E E R R R B B E T T T T E E R R B B E E T T T T E E R R TOGETHERBUNDLESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! BUNDLE UP WITH TRANE AND END THE HOME TEMPERATURE BATTLES! PLUS ASK ABOUT SPECIAL FINANCING OFFERS AVAILABLE** PLUS $1,000 BUY A COMPLETE SYSTEM AND SAVE UP TO *Tired of “ghting hot vs. cold temperature battles in your home? Trane invites you to solve this problem with a great deal on a bundled heating and air conditioning system purchase. Take control of your comfort and budget today ƒ and make your home a more comfortable place to live for many years to come. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 2 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.SWAT Wants You!Attention Youth: Students Working against Tobacco (SWAT) wants you! Have you or someone you know been affected by the harmful health risks of Big Tobacco? Do you want to be involved in a united, enthusiastic and ambitious group? Do you like to have fun while ghting for the health and wellbeing of yourself and others? And are you a Florida middle or high school student between the ages of 11 and 17? If so, please reach out to your local SWAT school advisor to learn more! Clewiston High School Janet Hamilton hamiltonj@hendry.k12. .us Next meeting: Sept. 16, 3:05 p.m., Room 0311 SCHOOL BRIEFS IF YOU CANNOT WORK WITH LOVE BUT ONLY WITH DISTASTE, IT IS BETTER THAT YOU SHOULD LEAVE YOUR WORK. KAHLIL GIBRAN

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 4 FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY THEATREThe Firehouse Community Theatre is looking for actors/singers and musicians to be a part of the comedy-horror-rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors. Open auditions will be held at the theater this Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Men and women of all different ages are needed for this cast. Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of music at the audition. Director Moe Doucette is also in need of a pianist/musical director, as well as percussionist, bass player and guitarist. If you are interested in being a part of this very exciting production, please stop by the Firehouse Theatre Saturday morning. Little Shop of Horrors is scheduled to run in January 2015. For more information, please email Director Maureen “Moe” Doucette at pagrad71@gmail.com or call the box of ce 863-675-3066. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in historic downtown LaBelle, three blocks north of the intersection of State Road 80 and State Road 29, and just 28 minutes from exit 141 on I-75. For more information on the Firehouse Community Theatre, please visit their website: www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call the Ticket Hotline at 863-675-3066. Mailing address: Firehouse Community Theatre, P.O. Box 958, LaBelle, FL 33975. Open Auditions: Little Shop of Horrors HEAVEN HAS NO RAGE LIKE LOVE TO HATRED TURNED, NOR HELL A FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED. WILLIAM CONGREVE

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A Systemic Problem: One Opinion WWJD?BY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martin’s ChurchThe recent rash of problems regarding space in airplanes made re ect on something that seemed obvious to me. In the past weeks, I've heard of people being removed from planes after encounters, sometimes physical or assaultive, with other passengers or crew. The problem is about "my space." A man sells a device to disable the seat in front of you from reclining and invading your space. Airplanes have to make emergency landings to remove passengers, and I can only imagine what the additional costs of such interruptions might be. Police are involved; this means legal issues and delays for persons who wanted to get somewhere else and nd themselves in strange cities. Sometimes it is a matter of questioning their mental stability; in Florida that might mean a three-day stay at a crisis center and being out of touch with friends, family and loved ones. In general, air travel has become more dif cult, the "take-off-your-shoes" routines are certainly not because we're stepping on holy ground! Along with the searches and fear of terrorists, times have changed. In the meantime, people look for coveted seats at the beginning of a cabin section, where there are no people in front of you. One TV photo showed a person with his legs propped up against the bulkhead; feet way above his head as he slouched down in the seat and sought to be "comfortable." What struck me about these TV reports is that nobody questioned what I felt was the root of the problem: Airlines are trying to pack too many people in too little space. Awhile ago, when we were thinking about a nursery in our school, we learned of the minimum number of square feet per child that is required. There are required minimums for public service vehicles that transport people. All of this got me to wondering if such standards exist on aircrafts, and if they would be different for each country. The problem seems to have arisen when more people are "compressed" into less space. The incidents never occur in sections of the planes where there is more seat room available. I am sure someone can come up with a litany about "costs" and what the airlines would have to add to each ticket if spaces were increased; I wonder if that should be weighed against the costs of unnecessary landings, the emotional costs to all the people involved, including all of the other passengers who are delayed, and the costs of employee time in intervening, defending, appearing in court if needed, and negative publicity in general. My reading of scriptures show a Lord getting to the heart of the matter when He is confronted or confronts. Paul, likewise, is direct; he goes to the heart of issues. "Owe no one anything except to love one another; for the one who loves another has ful lled the law. The commandments ... are all summed up in this word Love your neighbor as yourself'." (Romans 13:8ff). I am not so naive as to think that you can remind two cramped and irate passengers on a long ight that they need to love each other; I would rather see a solution to the issues that would cause them to be indifferent and become hostile. Help could be on the way when the aircrafts have their seats installed and long before tempers are. An ounce of prevention could be well worth a pound of cure. I am sure that airlines could cite gures on the number of ("cramped") passengers they carry without incidents but they might also remember other safety devices in place that are rarely if ever needed. Overhead oxygen masks, rst-aid kits, a host of avionics and scores of hours of training for crews; all running into many, many dollars of "just in case." Maybe seat-inch allocations need to be considered, as well, as another instance of "just in case." Who knows? Maybe more people would decide ying is enjoyable once more. Maybe that would also have a positive effect on the "bottom line," too. If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@ saintmartins-clewiston.org.Glades Prayer WalkBELLE GLADE The Glades Area Ministerial Association invites the community to the Glades Stop the Violence and Crime Prayer Walk,' which will be held on Sept. 27. "Let's spread the message of love and peace amongst our community." The walk will begin at 3 p.m. at the plaza on the corner of State Road 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.Concert on Sept. 27BELLE GLADE The public is invited to the of cial CD release concert of Gerald Smith on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The concert will also feature the Glades Community Choir. First Baptist Church is located at 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade (across from Gold Coast Federal Credit Union).Give Me Liberty TourBELLE GLADE The public is invited to join one of the many "Give Me Liberty" tours scheduled throughout the state. You will hear notable pastors, representatives and political leaders speak to us about the state of the nation, biblical foundations for government, real solutions for the dilemma we are in and our call to engage. The Give Me Liberty Tour is coming Saturday, Sept. 20 to St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Speakers for this event include Janet Porter, John Stemberger and Dexter Sanders. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION NOTICE OF MEETING 2014 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDPLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (VAB) will convene its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals “led with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public, and interested citizens are invited to attend. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. The VAB may discuss other related issues in addition to the above matters at the suggestion or request of the Chairman or members prior to or during the meeting. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk, Hendry County Value Adjustment Board Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €FOR CASH ONLY!Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 Childhood should never be scary, but sometimes medical emergencies happen and there are situations where children can be very afraid in a hospital setting, such as an emergency room. In an effort to calm the fear of those children who visit Hendry Regional Medical Center, Vickie Coley, a victim advocate and Hendry/Glades Residential ACT supervisor, recently provided a variety of new stuffed animals to the hospital through the HRMC Foundation. Hendry Regional’s emergency department providers will distribute these beautiful stuffed animals accordingly. Vickie explains that ACT, Abuse Counseling and Treatment, is a circle of support for victims and their families of domestic violence, human trafcking and sexual assault. More importantly, she says, “You are not alone -an ACT advocate may be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling their Crisis Line at 239-9393112.” Donation of Stuffed Animals SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured left to right: Glenda Wilson, HRMC Foundation director; Vickie Coley, victim advocate and Hendry/ Glades Residential ACT supervisor. COURAGE DOESN’T ALWAYS ROAR. SOMETIMES COURAGE IS THE LITTLE VOICE AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT SAYS ‘I’LL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW. MARY ANNE RADMACHER “YOU ARE NOT ALONE AN ACT ADVOCATE MAY BE REACHED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK BY CALLING THEIR CRISIS LINE AT 239-939-3112.”VICKIE COLEY

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FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONThe recreational harvest season for Florida’s premier game sh, snook, opened Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. While the shery is already more than 90 percent catch-and-release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home. Gulf snook populations were negatively impacted by a 2010 cold kill. Gulf snook numbers currently exceed FWC management goals but are still rebuilding to pre-coldkill levels, which is one of the reasons why it is important to handle sh with care in this region and use moderation when determining whether or not to harvest one. When releasing a snook, proper handling methods can help ensure the species’ abundance for anglers today and generations to come. To learn more about catch-and-release and the best way to handle a sh, visit MyFWC. com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater” then “Recreational Regulations.” Regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times, such as cold weather and spawning. Snook are closed to harvest Dec. 1 through the end of February and May 1 through Aug. 31 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park. In Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, snook is closed Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and June 1 through Aug. 31. Management measures, such as the oneshper-person, per-day bag limit, annual closed seasons and size limits, will help continue rebuilding snook populations on both coasts. Minimum and maximum size limits help protect juvenile and older breeding sh within the population. In the Atlantic, snook must be not less than 28 inches and not more than 32 inches total length, which is measured from the most forward point of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed while the sh is lying on its side. In the Gulf, they must be not less than 28 inches and not more than 33 inches total length. A snook permit, as well as a recreational saltwater license, is required unless the angler is exempt from having a license. Snook may be targeted or harvested with hook and line gear only. Snagging is prohibited. It is illegal to buy or sell snook. Anglers can report their catch on the Snook & Game sh Foundation’s website at SnookFoundation.org by clicking on the Angler Action link. Researchers also ask anglers who harvest the sh to save their lleted carcasses and provide them to the FWC by dropping them off at a participating bait and tackle store. For the county-by-county list, go to MyFWC.com/Research and click on “Saltwater,” then “Snook” (under “Saltwater Fish”) and “Snook Anglers Asked to Help with Research.” These carcasses provide biological data, including the size, age, maturity and sex of the catch. This information is important to the FWC in completing stock assessments on species such as snook. If you see a snook shery violation, please call the Wildlife Alert Program at 888404-FWCC (3922). Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations” for more information on snook. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 8 Limited Harvest Starts in September for Snook, a Premier Florida Fish COURTESY PHOTO Gas Price UpdateAverage retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 19.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 4.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 6.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 14.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “The brief increase in the national average now appears over, as gas prices this past week have resumed their decline,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Not a single state saw its gas price average rise in the last weekcertainly an impressive feat compared to last week. The good news doesn’t end there, either: prices will likely continue declining in the week ahead as EPA summer gasoline requirements end today in much of the country, ushering in cheaper to produce winter gasoline. Over the next month or two it is likely the national average will fall another 10-20 cents per gallon to some of the lowest prices of 2014.” DeHaan said.

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CLEWISTON MIDDLE SCHOOLDrug Free Hendry County is pleased to announce that Rachel’s Challenge will be coming to Hendry County Sept. 22. Rachel’s Challenge is a school assembly program designed after the writings of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School Shootings in Colorado. All students attending Clewiston Middle School, and ninth graders from Clewiston High School, will have the opportunity to watch the presentation during school hours, while the community is invited to hear the presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Clewiston Middle School gymnasium. Rachel Scott was the rst person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel’s acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for the most life-changing school program in America. Her brother, Craig, was in the library that day and lost two close friends and narrowly escaped death himself. He was the only student at Columbine who was in the library and also lost a sibling. Powerful audio/video footage of Rachel’s Challenge holds students spell-bound during a one hour school presentation that motivates them to positive change in the way they treat others. This is followed by a 90-minute training session involving both adult and student leaders. This is an interactive session that shows how to sustain momentum created by the assembly. That evening the Rachel’s Challenge presenter conducts a powerful session with parents and community leaders. To sustain the positive climate change in a school, Rachel’s Challenge offers a year-long curriculum called the Friends of Rachel (FOR) program that continues training students and plugs them into activities that continue the chain reaction of kindness. A few weeks after the tragedy, Darrell Scott, Rachel’s father, spoke to a congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech has become one of the most widely read on the Internet. Shortly afterwards, he founded “Rachel’s Challenge,” a bullying and violence abatement program. The universal message of kindness and compassion told by Rachel’s story has been heard by students in several other countries. The Scott family and other certi ed presenters have spoken to over 11 million people in live settings, and has reached millions more through being featured in popular media outlets like CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah, Dateline, O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes and numerous others. Mr. Scott has also authored three books, including the best seller “Rachel’s Tears.” Rachel’s Challenge will be in Clewiston on Monday, Sept. 22. Clewiston Middle School students and Clewiston High School ninth graders, will attend an assembly and selected students and teachers will attend the Leadership Training later in the school day. The community presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Clewiston Middle School Gymnasium. The presentation is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend! Drug Free Hendry County believes that this event will encourage our youth to make positive choices and change the school culture for the best! We look forward to seeing you there. Spanish Translation Equipment will be available. For more information, please call Bianca Ross with Drug Free Hendry County at the Hendry County Health Department: 863-674-4041 ext. 143 or email Bianca_ross@doh.state. .us. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 Nationally Recognized Program Coming SoonRACHEL SCOTT WAS THE FIRST PERSON KILLED AT COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL ON APRIL 20, 1999. RACHEL’S ACTS OF KINDNESS AND COMPASSION COU-PLED WITH THE CONTENTS OF HER SIX DIARIES, HAVE BECOME THE FOUNDATION FOR THE MOST LIFE-CHANG-ING SCHOOL PROGRAM IN AMERICA.

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 10 on raising the millage rate more than .5 mills higher than last scal year's 7.7209 millage rate. Being less than the options given, if Commissioner Harris' suggestion were adopted, the county would need to take an additional $479,000 from the disaster relief fund -or nd a way to reduce budgets -on top of the $500,000 that would need to be taken out at the lowest option of .77 mills. Commissioner Don Davis spoke out against Commissioner Harris' suggestion, calling the BOCC "broken" and worrying that if disaster struck, the county would not have enough money to deal with it properly. "If we do what Darrell [Commissioner Harris] wants to do, we're going to do the same thing next year. ... We can't keep taking money out of reserves," began Commissioner Davis. "Let's run this county like a business. In a couple of years, we can lower the millage down for people. I think we ought to keep the mills at 1.1. Any business person or sensible person would say the same thing." If the county raised the millage rate by 1.1 mills, which was re ected in the TRIM notice, the county would have enough money to give the Sheriff's Of ce $110,000, the Clerk's Of ce $13,500 and $4,000 for the Supervisor of Elections over and above the cost-of-living adjustments, retirement and insurance increases. Commissioner Davis made a motion to adopt a tentative millage of 1.1 mills higher than the previous scal year's 7.7209 millage rate, but the motion died for lack of a second. Commissioner Janet Taylor then made a motion to adopt a tentative millage rate of .77 mills higher than last scal year's rate. Commissioner Michael Swindle seconded the motion, but before commissioners voted, County Clerk Barbara Butler interjected. "When you start taking all this money out of the disaster relief fund, you're really going to have to watch your grants and your matching funds, because that's our cash carry for the grants and the matching. So we're not going to have money for some of these grants you want because we won't have the matching funds. DOT stuff that we're going to have to fund ahead of time -we're not going to have the money," said Butler. Taking $500,000 out of the disaster relief fund would decrease the fund to roughly $4.505 million. Commissioner Taylor was also opposed to adding wording to her motion that would force the county to pay back the money taken from the fund, because she couldn't "see how we could pay it back." Despite these warnings, commissioners voted 3-2 to set the tentative millage rate at 8.4909 mills -.77 mills higher than last scal year's rate -and voted to take $500,000 out of the disaster relief fund to help balance the budget. Commissioners Davis and Harris both voted against the motion, Commissioner Davis having wanted a 1.1 mill increase and Harris having wanted a .5 mill increase. During the public hearing, commissioners also approved the tentative budget for scal year 2015, totaling roughly $70.74 million. The nal budget hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the LaBelle City Hall. As part of the public hearing, commissioners approved several MSBUs that affect certain areas of the county. The MSBUs listed below were approved by the BOCC with a 5-0 vote. Adoption of Assessments for Murray Road MSBU Adoption of Assessments against large tracts within the Port LaBelle Utility District MSBU Adoption of Assessments for Port LaBelle Utility District MSBU Adoption of Assessments for West Hendry County Recreational MSBU Adoption of Assessments for East Hendry County Recreational MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Solid Waste MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the West Hendry County Fire MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the East Hendry County Fire MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Mosquito Control MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Wheeler Road MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Four Corners MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the North LaBelle MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Felda MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Airport-Sears MSBU Adoption of Assessments for Port LaBelle Street Lighting MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Banyan Village MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Mid County MSBU Adoption of Assessments for the Sky Valley MSBU BOCCContinued From Page 1 BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA Belle Glade man was arrested on DUI charges last Saturday night, after he allegedly collided with another vehicle and sent that car into a canal. The incident occurred at around 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 13, according to an arrest report released by the Clewiston Police Department (CPD). It is reported that Mason Tyler Bryant, 21, of Belle Glade, was driving a 2004 two-door Chevrolet westbound on W. Alverdez Avenue approaching Olympia Street in Clewiston, when he collided with another sedan. The sedan was sent into a canal after impact, and Bryant reportedly told police he attempted to jump into the canal to save the driver and passenger, whose names have been withheld by CPD. When police arrived, Bryant reportedly told of cers that his brakes failed as he approached the stop sign on W. Alverdez and Olympia Street and could not stop his vehicle. A witness on scene told of cers that Bryant was traveling "very fast" and did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection, according to the report. Of cers allegedly saw an open liquor bottle in the back of Bryant's car, and asked if he had been drinking. Bryant reportedly told of cers he had had a few beers earlier in the evening and had since eaten. Bryant performed Field Sobriety Exercises and provided a breath sample, according to the report. Bryant was then placed under arrest for DUI and damage to property. He was booked into the Hendry County Jail on Sept. 14 and released the same day. Two-car Crash Ends with DUI ArrestAccident sends other car into canal BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsA Clewiston man woke up to a startling kitchen re on Sunday, Sept. 14, prompting the evacuation of not only his apartment, but the adjacent units at 318 N Francisco. The Clewiston Police Department (CPD) responded to the structure re at around 7:29 p.m. last Sunday, arriving at the residence located next to the Elks Lodge to nd smoke coming from a window and the rear door, according to an offense report released by CPD. The resident of the apartment, 51-year-old Matthew Collier, was standing outside when police arrived and reportedly told of cers that everyone was out of his residence and that no one was inside either of the two adjacent units. He then told of cers that he was heating a pan of grease on the stove and fell asleep on the couch before the smoke alarm woke him up, according to the report. It is reported that Collier also admitted he had been drinking prior to the incident. The Clewiston Fire Department extinguished the re and Fire Inspector Travis Reese deemed the triplex uninhabitable due to unknown structural damage. The other two units were in fact occupied at the time of the re, but both were evacuated and no one inside sustained any injuries, according to the report. Kitchen Fire Damages TriplexResident said he fell asleep after heating grease in a pan FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONEditor’s Note: The following was taken directly from FWC’s passdown, week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. K-9 Of cer Lilley and Of cer Hofheinz were on water patrol on the Caloosahatchee River conducting safety inspections. The of cers noticed a boat keeping a wide berth from them pulling up to a set of docks at a local park. The subjects from the boat began to walk up the bank when the of cers advised the occupants to return to the boat for an inspection. The Captain advised that they were going to use the bathrooms when the of cers observed one of the male subjects begin to run from the park and across the highway into a nearby neighborhood. The of cers were able to locate the house that the subject had run to, but the occupants were being very dif cult and would not allow them inside. At that time, the home owner pulled up and K-9 Of cer Lilley advised her of the situation and she immediately let him inside where he located the subject's wet, red shorts that he ed in; he had obviously changed his clothes. The of cers were able to ascertain the subject's identity and continue to investigate the incident. Lieutenant Steelman received a complaint from archery hunters in Spirit of the Wild WMA in regard to palmetto berry pickers walking around their hunting areas. Of cers Teal, Greene, McLendon, Bergwerff, and Lieutenant Steelman responded to the area. Of cer McLendon observed a white van pull off of SR 29 and pick up three individuals who had jumped the fence from the WMA with eight bags containing approximately 800 pounds of palmetto berries. All subjects were issued Notices to Appear in court for illegal take of palmetto berries from a WMA. K-9 Of cer Lilley was contacted by the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce for assistance. They advised that they had recovered a stolen vehicle and were requesting an area search to attempt to recover the stolen vehicle's keys and to recover any other evidence that may be there. K-9 Of cer Lilley responded to the area and deployed K-9 Roscoe and searched the area for a while. K-9 Roscoe recovered a small glass pipe and the stolen vehicles keys which were hanging on the fence directly above the pipe. Deputies charged the suspect with numerous violations. The stolen vehicle was returned to the registered owners along with the vehicles keys. The owners thanked Of cer Lilley and K-9 Roscoe for their efforts. FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report Hendry County

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11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 BY GIOVANNA E. MORAFLORES e Clewiston NewsThe Clewiston Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) location is expanding through the combined effort of FCHC, the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, the Florida Department of Health and the Agency for Health Care administration. Nardina Johnson, FCHC Center Manager, stated, “When we came here years ago, we had no idea that we would outgrow the building.” At the ground breaking ceremony, held on Sept. 10, Clewiston’s mayor, county commissioners and members of the community expressed their enthusiasm for this long-awaited project. Among those who have been invested since the project’s conception were Dr. Michael F. Gervasi, President and CEO of FCHC; Patricia K. Dobbins, Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County; Wilhelmina N. Lewis M.D., Chief Medical Of cer for FCHC; and Janet B. Taylor, Hendry County Commissioner, Mayor Philip Roland, and Clewiston City Commissioner, Julio Rodriguez. “We are way behind in services for the children,” Commissioner Taylor said at the ceremony. “This expansion will help not only them, but also the community at large.” The project includes construction of an addition to the current building, which will expand the dental department from four to eight dental operatories, and the renovation and expansion of the pediatrics department from eight to 14 pediatric exam rooms. Several of the exam rooms will be designated as “ ex rooms,” meaning they can be utilized for dental or medical procedures. This will allow for greater staff with more doctors. The total area of expansion is approximately 2,500 square feet, which will be constructed by adding on to the existing facility. Dr. Michael F. Gervasi, of FCHC, to lighten the mood, jokingly stated, “For check-ups, we can convert a closet and get a few more bottles of hand sanitizer, but for dental you need plumbing.” He went on to say that the need was indeed great because FCHC is one of the few local establishments that accepts Medicare and Medicaid for dental services. The goal of FCHC has always been to reach the medically underserved. However, the space and staff were so limited, as compared to the community need, that often the waiting period for dental was six to eight months. Molly Ferguson, of FCHC, explained that the state grant for the expansion was made available through the Florida Department of Health, but was dependent on the condition that the county supplied matching funds. “We never have had a problem with community investment,” said Ferguson. “This is our rst facility. We have now been here 38 years, since 1976.” Commissioner Michael Swindle stated, “We are very excited about this project which will bring better and more health care. We have been waiting a long time, and this is just one step. ... We are looking forward to more growth to meet greater community needs.” Clewiston Mayor Phillip Roland said, “This is a great facility. We all need this in the community. Two years ago it was a dream, but the community and the county have come together to make this possible. Unemployment is high, but this facility will help anyone.” The mayor expressed that the children will most likely bene t the most from the improvement “Bad teeth can poison a kid. But now, FCHC can service twice as many kids.” Dr. Armando Sanchez, of FCHC, agreed with the mayor. “When they go to school, how can they think straight if they have a toothache?” he said. Dr. Sanchez was also looking forward to further improvements to the Center. Dr. Gervasi stated that the best aspect of Clewiston’s FCHC is “locals helping locals.” “People move into our area because of our health care system. Health care is important for our community and the county. Which is why we will continue with a positive attitude and give the best service that we can,” said Dr. Gervasi. Ground Breaking Ceremony at Clewiston Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. PHOTO/ GIOVANNA E. MORAFLORESPictured are Julio Rodriguez, Michael Swindle, Patricia K. Dobbins, Michael F. Gervasi D.O., Janet B. Taylor, and Phillip Rolan d. BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Bond Street tree conundrum has been resolved, and most of the new trees have already been put in the ground by Clewiston’s Public Works Department. After removing the olive trees that lined the one-way street in July -leaving bare some crumbling infrastructure and stripping the street and its passersby of much-needed shade -the public works department spent the rst week of September putting in the replacement trees and resetting some of the electric boxes affected by the switch. Considering input from business owners who have set up shop along the street, the city decided upon the Adonidia Palm, 20 of which have been planted in the past couple weeks. The Adonidia Palm is a less invasive species than the olive trees that once stood in their place, and normally grow anywhere between 15and 20feet tall. To add some color to the street during the spring months, the public works department is also planting a few Tabebuia trees in choice spots along the street, replacing some majestic palms that also caused the city problems. The Tabebuia tree, which usually reaches about 25-feet tall or less, produces beautiful, colorful owers each spring when it blooms. The olive trees were taken out of the ground two months ago because their root systems were damaging the water and sewer lines underneath Bond Street, and were dropping so much debris on the street that crews were sent out nearly every week to clear the roadway of leaves and branches. The city hopes the new trees will be less of a “maintenance nightmare” than the old trees. New Trees Planted on Bond StreetCity decides on Adonidia Palms and plants 20 along the once bare street PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZ

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FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff were at the world’s largest tackle trade show when it came to Florida, the “Fishing Capital of the World,” in July. ICAST attracted 11,000-plus attendees, all of whom were professionals involved with recreational shing. FWC staff took this opportunity to thank the industry for its contributions. They also highlighted the importance of recreational shing in Florida, while showcasing programs that bene t Florida anglers and resources. Among these are the latest TrophyCatch website and a new “I Do” campaign. Recreational shing provides an $8.9-billion bene t to the state’s economy, which supports 79,200 shing-related jobs, greater than in any other state. Florida shing license fees and federal aid provide critical investments to enhance recreational shing and boating. State statutes ensure “revenues from fees paid by hunters and sport shers may not be diverted to purposes other than the administration of sh and wildlife programs by the FWC.” This is a guarantee that your license money will not be diverted to other purposes. In addition to shing license fees, a percentage paid on the purchase of shing equipment and motorboat fuels, and import duties on boats, are placed into a federal trust fund administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. States and territories are then allocated their share based on the number of paid shing-license holders and the state’s land and water area. On the freshwater side, these funds allow the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management to produce more than three million sport sh per year for stocking public waters, including about two million largemouth bass. Biologists evaluate sh populations and angler use in fresh waters throughout Florida. When combined with public input and research on the ecology, genetics and life history of Florida’s freshwater sport shes, this information allows the FWC to focus management activities, such as habitat restoration, stocking and aquatic plant management, to ensure sustainable use. Boating access and safety also bene t. Fuel purchases for boats are a major source of Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) funds, so 15 percent of those dollars go to boating programs. These include an average of 30 boating-access projects annually with local government entities. In addition, the FWC maintains more than 240 boat ramps statewide, and provides location and access information on about 1,700 public boat ramps (MyFWC.com/BoatRamps). Through TrophyCatch, the FWC has partnered with the shing industry to reduce the need for regulations and to bring extra value to anglers. Rewarding anglers for releasing trophy bass, rather than prohibiting their harvest, accomplishes many of the same goals and has additional bene ts. TrophyCatch is a citizen-science, datacollection program that rewards anglers who document and release bass heavier than eight pounds. By providing valuable rewards, donated by industry partners such as those at ICAST, TrophyCatch acquires hard-to-obtain information about when, where and how trophy bass are caught in Florida. That information helps determine which conservation efforts are most effective. It also encourages live release of trophy bass and keeps the mature females in their native waters. Thanks to Brandt Information Services, a new TrophyCatch website (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) was introduced at ICAST. Every angler who shes in Florida should go online and register. Registering makes you eligible for a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat, powered by Mercury Marine and equipped with a Power-Pole shallow-water anchoring system and MotorGuide trolling motor, all donated by the industry to support this conservation effort. While on the site, check out the rules and be sure to have a scale, camera and tape measure with you the next time you go shing. If you catch, document and release a qualifying bass, you will earn at least $100 in gift cards from Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods and/ or Rapala, as well as a shirt from Bass King Clothing, certi cate, decal and bragging rights on the Web and with your social media friends. In recognition of the importance of license fees and SFR funds, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, “Florida Sportsman” magazine and other valued partners also launched the “I Do” Florida shing license campaign at ICAST (FloridaFishingLicenseCampaign.com). This campaign encourages all anglers, even those who are exempt, to buy a Florida shing license to contribute directly to improving shing opportunities. Every new paid-license holder, in addition to the cost of the license, helps the FWC attain approximately $8 more from SFR. So you spend $17, but generate $25 to support your sport and conserve our sh and their habitats. “Let’s buy a license as an investment in the outdoors we cherish,” said Karl Wickstrom, founder and editor-in-chief of “Florida Sportsman.” “Think of it not as a burden but a bargain.” Go to License.MyFWC.com or call 888-FISH FLORIDA (888-347-4356) to order your license and to ensure access to a lifetime of fun, safe and sustainable shing opportunities. Instant licenses are available at License. MyFWC.com or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling 888-404-3922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting to Tip@MyFWC.com. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “more news,” or scr.bi/Fish-busters for more Fish Busters’ Bulletins. To subscribe to FWC columns or to receive news releases automatically, click on the red envelope on any page of MyFWC.com. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 12 Clewiston scored their nal points late in the third quarter on a 27 yard eld goal by Torres. Torres is perfect on the season in both PATs and eld goals. Witt nished the night with eight completions on 13 attempts for 132 yards. If not for a couple of well-thrown drops, he could have easily had thrown for 175 yards or more. The Crusaders kept making noise throughout the game, scoring in the second and nal periods. Cardinal Newman’s roster shows virtually all underclassmen at the skilled position and they will likely be a stronger team as the season progresses and next season. Defensively, Clewiston was inconsistent and penalties continue to plague the season’s effort. When tuned in and playing, the Tigers were all over the ball. But lapses in the second and last quarter gave up a lot of yards and ate at the clock. Linebacker Maurice Murphy led the defense with 10 tackles and an assist. Defensive back Markevious Allen had six tackles. Tiger coach Pete Walker was happy with the offensive performance but winced when talking about his defense. “We were sloppy early in the game and got that sorted out, only to revert back in the nal period. We’ve got some work to do with our defensive guys.” The Tigers will host South Miami Gulliver Prep on Friday night at Cane Field with a 7:30 p.m. start. Gulliver Prep is state ranked in Class 4A just a couple of spots behind the Tigers so this should be an exciting game. 1, 2, 3, 4, Final Clewiston, 14, 14, 10, 0, 38 Cardinal Newman, 7, 7, 0, 6, 20 Scoring Plays 1Q: Clewiston: Luke Bradford 27 pass from Davis Witt (K Brandon Torres); CN: Jeramey Worthen 1 run (K Kyle Cartales); Clewiston: Dominik Spain 73 run (K Torres) 2Q: CN: Worthen 3 run (K Cartales); Clewiston: Jarvirus Bradford 5 run (K Torres); Clewiston: J Bradford 14 run (L Torres) 3Q: Clewiston: Spain 40 run (K Torres); Clewiston: Torres 27 eld goal 4Q: CN: Kyle Cartales 15 pass from Grant Papenfuss (pass failed) TIGERSContinued From Page 1 New TrophyCatch Website Meets ‘I Do’THROUGH TROPHYCATCH, THE FWC HAS PARTNERED WITH THE FISHING INDUSTRY TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR REGULATIONS AND TO BRING EXTRA VALUE TO ANGLERS. REWARDING ANGLERS FOR RELEAS-ING TROPHY BASS, RATHER THAN PROHIBITING THEIR HARVEST, ACCOM-PLISHES MANY OF THE SAME GOALS AND HAS ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.

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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 5312 2010 4104329-13025340090 First American Bank c/o Special Assets Lot 9, Block 2534, PORT LABELLE UNIT 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 55, 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 October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467124 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 13-CA-792 US Bank, National Association, not in its individual capacity, but solely as Trustee for the RMAC Trust, Series 2013-1T Plaintiff VS. CLAIRE TAGGART-SMITH and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant who are unknown to be dead or alive whether said unknown are persons, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLAIRE TAGGARTSMITH; BASS AND SUN CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT I/UNKNOWN TENANT; TENANT II/UNKNOWN TENANT; TENANT III/UNKNOWN TENANT and TENANT IV/UNKNOWN TENANT, in possession of the subject real property, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the nal judgment/order entered in the above noted case, that I will sell the following property situated in Hendry County, Florida described as: That certain Condominium Parcel composed of Unit 201, BASS & SUN CONDOMINIUM, and an undivided share in the common elements appurtenant thereto, in accordance with and subject to the Covenants, Restrictions, Terms and other provisions of the Declaration thereof, as recorded in O.R. Book 331, Pages 545 through 610, inclusive, and amendment to Declaration recorded in O.R. Book 370, Pages 923 through 927, inclusive, all of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida and subsequent amendments thereto. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 25 E. Hickpochee, 2nd Floor, Labelle, FL 33935, at 11:00 A.M. on October 15, 2014. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to ve percent (5%) of the nal bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Court. Final payment must be made on or before 2:00 P.M. on the date of the sale by cash or cashier’s check. 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 CLERK OF THE COURT Deputy Clerk BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Dated: 7/17/2014 466420 CN 9/18,25/2014 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. If 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 of 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 Clerk 466934 CN 8/28;9/4,11,18/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2014-CA-000399 PORTER CAPITAL, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DENISE MCGLOTHLIN A/K/A DENISE MARIE MCGLOTHLIN A/K/A DENISE M. MCGLOTHLIN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EASY LIFE HOMES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A DISSOLVED CORPORATION LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: R.A. RAY J HATTON, II, 4 LAKESIDE CIR, PAHOKEE, FL 33476 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN 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 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HENDRY County, Florida: LOT 117 IN HOLIDAY ISLES SUBDIVISION, UNIT NO. 3, A SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 115 AND 116 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 1988 SKYLINE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# 32620483AX AND 32620483BX has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Clewiston News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 2nd day of September, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 PRODIGY-CON V-R-ataranoff-Team I F08110021 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467059 CN 9/11,18/2014 NOTICE OF MEETING The Board of Supervisors of the Barron Water Control District and the Port LaBelle Community Development District will hold a joint meeting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The purpose of the meeting is to interview candidates for the position of General Manager of both Districts and to make a selection. This meeting is open to the public. Mark Colbert, Chairman Jason Martinez, Chairman 467252 CN/CB 9/18/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 12-CA-000268 ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff VS. SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JENNIE TOBIAS A/K/A JENNIE L. TOBIAS; ORIEN CARTER; JENINE PATRICE A/K/A JENINE ELLISON; JENINE PATRICE A/K/A JENINE ELLISON, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JENNIE TOBIA A/K/A JENNIE L. TOBIAS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2014 and entered in 12-CA-000268 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB N/K/A ONEWEST BANK NA., is the Plaintiff and SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JENNIE TOBIAS A/K/A JENNIE L. TOBIAS; ORIEN CARTER; JENINE PATRICE A/K/A JENINE ELLISON; JENINE PATRICE A/K/A JENINE ELLISON, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JENNIE TOBIA A/K/A JENNIE L. TOBIAS are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor Labelle FL 33935, at 11:00 AM on October 1, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK “U”, OF HARLEM ADDITION NO.3 TO CLEWISTON ON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. co Dated this August 15, 2014. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: J Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467146 CGS 9/11,18/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 26-2008-CA-000997-CAAX-MX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, VS. DAVID MORALES, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment o f Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 7, BLOCK F, RIDGEWOOD SUBDIVISION ADDITION NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION IN THE CIT Y OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 82 AND 83, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 110 Ridgewood Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 2ND FLOOR, 25 E HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE, FL 33975, beginning at 11:00 AM on October 15, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 2nd day of September, 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for PlaintiffIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467068 CN 9/11,18/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 14000111CAAXMX HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP III, Plaintiff VS. KEVIN SMITH; LORI ULSEMAN; MELISSA COLLINS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORI ULSEMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA COLLINS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 28, 2014, and entered in 14000111CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP III, is the Plaintiff and KEVIN SMITH; LORI ULSEMAN; MELISSA COLLINS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORI ULSEMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA COLLINS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor Labelle FL 33935, at 11:00 AM on October 8, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK C, OF GOLF VIEW, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467067 CN 9/11,18/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/03/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33975, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 GENERAL MOTORS CORP 1GKDT13W8W2544150 1996 KAWASAKI JKAZXDP19TA005943 467250 CN 9/18/2014 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on, Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:00pm Suite 2 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 The public is invited to attend.467201 CN/CB 9/18/2014 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (Posted September 18, 2014) Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of SELLEW BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL will hold a meeting Monday September 22, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL, 555 SW 16th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 467228 BGS 9/18/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to re prevention and protection entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-9, FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION, ARTICLE II, FIRE MORATORIUM, SECTION 1-9-22, AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE MORATORIUM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 467069 CN/CB 9/11/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a meeting on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Administration Complex, Conference Room 1, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. If a quorum is not present to conduct business, the alternative date is Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the same location. 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 (863)675-5240. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 467251 CN/CB 9/18/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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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 1223 2010 1284331-A0000950000 Yoel Morejon The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 422, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467116 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Land Bank International, Inc., the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 520 2010 1324229-A0000110200 Full Gospel Tabernacle of LaBelle Fla Inc Begin at the Southwest corner of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 04’ 00” West, 428.18 feet; thence North 89 degrees 52’ 48” East, 30 feet to the East right-ofway of Thigpen Road and the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue 390 feet; thence North 00 degrees 40’ 00” West, 165 feet; thence South 89 degrees 52’ 40” West, 390 feet; thence South 00 degrees 04’00” East, 165 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467122 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 539 2011 1324229-A0000130000 Joseph David & Patricia M Kennington Commence at the Northeast corner of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 89 degrees 54’50” West, along the North line of said Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, a distance of 285 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 0 degrees 04’40” East, a distance of 170.84 feet; thence South 30 degrees 56’31” West, a distance of 300.77 feet; thence South 0 degrees 04’40” East, a distance of 189.17 feet; thence South 89 degrees 52’40” West, a distance of 260.08 feet; thence North 0 degrees 04’00” West, a distance of 602.91 feet; thence North 89 degrees 54’ 50” East, a distance of 414.96 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467125 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 10/14/14 SUBJECT AREA: 135 Use of Tobacco Products in School Facilities, Vehicles and Equipment EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for use of tobacco products in school facilities, vehicles and equipment. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.52, 1001.42 and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.52, 1001.42 and 1001.43 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 hazing. 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 October 14, 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. 467018 CN 9/18,25;10/2 CB 10/2/2014 South Florida Water Management District PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 permits@sfwmd.gov NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Hendry County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. City of Labelle (Labelle Public Water Supply) PO Box 458, Labelle, FL 33935, has submitted Application 140902-12 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-00105-W to for a public water supply to service 1,440 acres. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 1-36, Townships 42-44 South, Ranges 28-29 East. Blocker Properties of Tennessee LLC (29 and Heritage) 110 SE 12th Street, Immokalee, FL 34142, has submitted Application 140902-20 for a new Water Use Permit 26-01183-W to irrigate 13.86 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Mid-Hawthorne Aquifer and the project is located in Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 29 East. Jorge L Lima (J Cruz Investments)8601 Northwest 162nd street, Miami, FL 33016, has submitted Application 140902-7 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-01079-W for an aquaculture water supply. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 22, Township 44 South, Range 32 East. Alico Inc (2X6 Sugar Cane) 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33913, has submitted Application 140903-14 for a new Water Use Permit 26-01184-W to irrigate 4,804 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Hendry Hilliard Canal System and the project is located in Sections 1-12, Township 43 South, Range 31 East. Alico Inc (Jog Sugar Cane) 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33913, has submitted Application 140903-17 for a new Water Use Permit to irrigate 1,231 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the C-43 Canal and the project is located in Sections 1,6,12,19,24,25,30,31,36 Townships 44,45 South, Ranges 30,31 East. Manuel Treto (MMM Fish Project) 115 Horse Club Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 140908-15 for a new Water Use Permit 26-01185-W for an aquaculture water supply. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 15,16, Township 44 South, Range 32 East. 467245 CGS 9/18/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014_ at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. NOTICE monthly meeting will be held every fourth Wednesday of each month in the year of 2014. UNLESS otherwise advertised. 467246 CN 9/18/2014 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 570 2011 1324229-A0000570200 Milton A Eck Est The North 150 feet of the South 365 feet of the East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 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 October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467127 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2173 2011 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 914, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467117 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS CR 78, PHASE III, CRESCENT AVENUE S.W. TO NOBLES ROAD, AND PHASE VI, CRESCENT AVENUE S.W. TO OLD NORTH RIVER ROAD, LABELLE, FL FM # 431886 1 58 01 AND 428157 1 58 01 Bid No. 2014-18 OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Road Improvements, CR 78, Phase III, Crescent Avenue S.W. to Nobles Road, and Phase VI, Crescent Avenue S.W. to Old North River Road, LaBelle, FL.” In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by October 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m ., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Engineering Department, located at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 1607, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address), by calling (863) 675-5222, or on the Purchasing website located at www.hendry a.net. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m at the Engineering Department, 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto com Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240.Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 467092 CB/CGS 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the G. Flash G.P. Inc, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2189 2010 1254432-A0001950100 Luis Angulo & Paola C. Dalmasso c/o Luis Angulo The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a canal easement over and across the North 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 609, Montura Ranch Estates, an unknown subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1963 WOLVERINE single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. GAW1729, Title No. 1289726 and RP Decal No. 12119048, which is permanently af xed to real property, (Lien Holder: Wachovia Bank, NA) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-25-A00-0195.0100 Property Address: 415 S. Trebol Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467115 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III, 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 3476 2007 4104329-090230500400 Tiffany Raquel Hosterman Lot 4, Block 2305, Port La Belle Unit #9, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pge 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467128 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 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 548 2011 1324229-A0000320300 James J & Barbara Lee Hoff Lots 6 and 7, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the center of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run N 89 degrees 59’00” W, 765.62 feet, follow the quarter section line; thence N 00 degrees 04’00” E, 299.80 feet to the Point-ofBeginning of the parcel of land described herein; thence N 89 degrees 57’30” W, 200 feet; thence N 00 degrees 04’00” E, 125 feet; thence S 89 degrees 56’45” E, 200.00 feet; thence S 00 degrees 04’00” W, 125 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. The North 7 feet to be utilized for road rightof-way. 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 October, 2014 which is the 16th day of October, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467126 CN 9/11,18,25 & 10/2/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 13CA718 JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAMS ROY EDWARDS, DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 28, 2014, and entered in 13CA718 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAMS ROY EDWARDS, DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor Labelle FL 33935, at 11:00 AM on October 8, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 7, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28th day of August, 2014. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467057 CN 9/11,18/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 16

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, Roger Greer, P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, to rerate an existing domestic wastewater treatment facility from 0.0164 to 0.030 million gallons per day (MGD) annual average daily ow (AADF). Also, to expand and re-rate to 0.030 MGD AADF a slow-rate, restricted public access spray eld system and two existing ef uent ponds for wet-weather storage. Construct also a new spray eld pump station with associated piping. The facility is located at latitude 26 44’ 20” N, longitude 81 02’ 40” W, at 1200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440, in Hendry County. The Department has assigned permit le number FLA184756-006-DW3 to the proposed project. The intent to issue, application le, and draft permit are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Ave., Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, at phone number (239) 344-5600. The Department will issue the permit as drafted unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel before the end of the time period for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be led within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department in writing for notice of agency action may le a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, any e-mail address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner, if the petitioner is not represented by an attorney or a quali ed representative; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the determination; (c) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the Department’s proposed action; (d) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (e) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Department’s proposed action. (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Department’s proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this proceeding. 467221 CN 9/18/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14000059CAMXAX WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff VS JULLIANNE C. CROSS A/K/A JULIANNE CHARLENE CROSS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JULIANNE C. CROSS Last Known Adress: Unknown Current Address: Unknown BENJAMIN W. CROSS SR Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown SOMMER MICHELLE CROSS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown UNKNOWN TENANT Last Known Address: 1318 Dana Rd. LaBelle, FL 33975 Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: EXHIBIT A A TRACT OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE WEST ONE HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: THE EAST 633.0 FEET OF A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE SOUTH 00’07’30” WEST (BASIS FOR BEARINGS BEING THE RIVER RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP FOR SECTION 33), ALONG THE EAST SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1321.53 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4, THENCE NORTH 89’08’25’ WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FRACTION, A DISTANCE OF 2659,62 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4, THENCE SOUTH 00’12’06” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 327.42 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89’06’25” WEST, A DISTANCE 374.30 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 89’06’25” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 956.37 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH 00’15’43” WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1007.87 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID FRACTION, THENCE NORTH 89’18’18” WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID FRACTION A DISTANCE OF 998.76 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, THENCE SOUTH 00’10’09” WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID FRACTION A DISTANCE OF 442.60 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89’24’35” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 33, PAGES 506 AND 507, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 1,957.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00’07’30” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1,443.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AN INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT LYING ON THE NORTH 15 FEET THEREOF. LESS LOT 5, BLOCK 8 AND THE LAST 4.9 FEET or LOT 9, BLOCK 9, OF PRAIRIE VIEW SUBDIVISION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 4, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AND INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENT: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED IS AN EASEMENT FOR INCRESS AND EGRESS, LYING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE NORTH 08’54’31” WEST (BASIS FOR BEARING BEING THE RIVER RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP OF SECTION 33) ALONG THE SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED, THENCE SOUTH 00’12’06” WEST A DISTANCE OF 1,003.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 84’06’25” WEST A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00’12’06” WEST A DISTANCE OF 191.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89’06’25” EAST A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00’12’06” WEST A DISTANCE OF 463.83 FEET THENCE NORTH 89’06’25” WEST A DISTANCE OF 359.30 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00’07’30” WEST A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89’06’25” EAST A DISTANCE OF 389.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00’12’06” EAST A DISTANCE OF 327.42 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8906’25” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1,605.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00’07’30” EAST A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 0F THE NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 89’06’25” ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FRACTION; A DISTANCE OF 338.47 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID FRACTION; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89’06’25” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 1,306.81 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00’12’06” EAST A DISTANCE OF 166.41 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 9, BLOCK “J” OF FORDSTON SUBDIVISION; THENCE NORTH 89’05’25” WEST ALONG SAID LOT LINE A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 00’12’06” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 131.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89’06’25” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OP SAID LOT 9 A DISTANCE OP 15.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00’12’06” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1,033.25 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 33; THENCE NORTH 88’54’31” WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE SOUTH 00’07’90” WEST (BASIS FOR BEARINGS BEING THE RIVER RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP FOR SECTION 33) ALONG THE EAST SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 1,321.53 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 89’06’25” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FRACTION A DISTANCE OF 2,659,62 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH 00’12’06” WEST 327.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89’06’25” WEST A DISTANCE OP 1,330.67 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00’07’30” WEST A DISTANCE OF 723.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH O0’07’30” WEST A DISTANCE OF 430.13 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE SOUTH 89’18’49” EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 9 A DISTANCE OF 4.90 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE SOUTH 00’11’18” WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF LOT 9 A DISTANCE OF 50.36 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE NORTH 89’19’04” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 9 DISTANCE OF 4.90 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00’07’30” WEST A DISTANCE OF 242.99 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89’24’35” EAST A DISTANCE OF 316.45 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00’07’30” EAST A DISTANCE OF 41.13 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 8; THENCE NORTH 89’20’06” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF LOT 8 A DISTANCE OF 116.50 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 8; THENCE NORTH 00’11’27” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE Or LOT 8 A DISTANCE. OF 50.35 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 8; THENCE SOUTH 89’19’51” EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF LOT 8 A DISTANCE OF 116.44 FEET: THENCE NORTH 00’07’30” EAST A DISTANCE OF 631.17 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89’15’30” WEST A DISTANCE OF 316.49 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 Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P.O. BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33310-0908 on or before September 25, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the GLADES COUNTY DEMOCRAT and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered aga lst you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If y u are a person with a disability who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are enti led, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Mw ager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 339 l5, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or imn ediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are tearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 18th day of August, 2014. Sandra H. Brown As Clerk of the Court Shandy Anderson As Deputy Clerk 466943 GCD 9/11,18/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Stephen C. Sutton 711 S. Bond St. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Edward J. Smith 900 Aqua Isles Blvd Lot C6 LaBelle, FL.33935 Christina M. White 3104 Shell Ln. Ft. Denaud, FL. 33935 Noel D. Resto Jr. 516 Holly Ave. LaBelle, FL. 33935 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 09/18/2014 467203 CN 9/18/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 On Monday, September 8, TMZ released a video showing Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice strike his then- ancŽ in an Atlantic City casino elevator. In the video you see Rice punch his now wife, Janay Palmer, knocking her into a railing. After viewing the new video the Ravens announced they would terminate Rice's contract with the team and the NFL announced Rice will be suspended from the league inde nitely. Initially Rice was suspended for two games for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. Many were outraged that Rice was given such a lenient penalty. ESPNW columnist Jane McManus wrote, "The NFL is sending a strong message by issuing such a weak suspension; it's about as meaningful as a yellow card in a soccer game." McManus cited how other NFL players have been handed harsher penalties for using performance-enhancing drugs or for smoking marijuana. As an organization the Ravens initially supported Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stood behind the 2-game suspension decision. However, after growing criticism Goodell announced harsher penalties for NFL players who violate the personal conduct policy regarding assault, battery, domestic violence, and sexual assault in a letter sent to team owners on August 28. In his letter Goodell apologized for how he handled the Rice case and promised to take a stronger stance against domestic violence. The NFL's decision to suspend Rice inde nitely sends a strong message to future offenders and may set precedent for how the NFL will handle domestic violence cases in the future. NFL Announces Harsher PenaltiesBY MICHELLE MAR Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor The Florida Department of Health urges all residents and visitors to take action during National Preparedness Month to make sure their families, homes and businesses are prepared and stay healthy and safe when natural disasters or other emergencies occur. "National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder of the importance of emergency preparedness for ourselves, our families and our communities," said Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Of cer for Children's Medical Services Dr. Celeste Philip. "I encourage all Floridians to take this opportunity to review or create your preparedness plan, locate special needs shelters and update your emergency supply kit, to ensure health and safety," she said. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month's primary goals are education and empowerment for all Americans in preparing for and responding to every type of emergency, including natural and man-made disasters. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48 percent of Americans lack emergency supplies in the event of a disaster. The Department reminds Floridians and visitors there are many resources available to aid in building an emergency supply kit and creating a family plan, as well as online and smart phone tools to help stay connected with family, friends and employees. The Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide is available in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole and Large Print versions on the Florida Department of Health's homepage, www.floridahealth. gov. In addition, the Florida Department of Health offers public service announcements on children's preparedness, registering for a special needs shelter, tips on including healthy choices in your emergency supply kit, and preparedness for the hearing impaired at https://www.youtube. com/user/ doh. Be Disaster Aware: Be PreparedFLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 18 FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONIn preparation for season three of TrophyCatch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a new and highly improved website to facilitate gathering data on Florida’s famed, trophy largemouth bass and to reward anglers for releasing them alive. TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catchand-release largemouth bass heavier than eight pounds in Florida. There are three different tiers and two bonus categories offering the opportunity to win prizes:  The Lunker Club (eight to 9.9 pounds) $100 in gift cards, a short-sleeve T-shirt, certi cate and decal.  The Trophy Club (10 to 12.9 pounds) $150 in gift cards, a short-sleeve T-shirt, certi cate and decal.  The Hall of Fame Club (greater than 13 pounds) a $500 berglass mount, $200 in gift cards, a duffel bag, hoodie and other apparel, Glen Lau DVD, certi cate and decal, worth approximately $1,000.  The biggest bass of the season wins a $3,000 championship ring from the American Outdoors Fund, and if it happens to come from a major water body in Osceola County, Experience Kissimmee chips in $10,000 in cash. The current leader is J. Morrell, with a 14-pound, nine-ounce bass caught and released on Lake Kingsley, last March.  One lucky registered angler will win a $40,000 Phoenix bass boat, powered by Mercury Marine and equipped with a Power-Pole. Besides getting a chance at the boat, just for registering, every veri ed catch provides 10 extra chances for the drawing, which is conducted at the end of the season. TrophyCatch seasons run from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 each year. “Anglers should carefully follow catch-and-release guidelines for these big bass and document the catch through a photograph of the entire bass on a scale with the weight clearly legible,” said Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. The new TrophyCatchFlorida.com website makes it easy to register and review the rules and prizing details. Anglers should remember to take a camera and scale, and perhaps a tape measure to document the catch quickly and safely before releasing it. Then, simply upload catch photos (up to ve) or even an MP4 video clip up to 50 MB in size, complete a simple form, and submit. Since this is a citizen-science program, properly veri ed data helps FWC biologists enhance, conserve and promote trophy bass shing. This will ultimately bene t anglers, shing-related businesses and local communities. Corporate partners, including Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Rapala and Bass King Clothing, provide the rewards in return for carefully documenting these catches and live-releasing them in the same water system where they were caught. This program provides extremely valuable data and encourages live-release of older, female bass, so they can continue to challenge other anglers and spawn in their home waters. The program began in October 2012, and the World Fishing Network was gracious and conservation-minded enough to create the rst website free-of-charge. TrophyCatch continues to expand, going from a total of 1,941 registrants and 185 veri ed club winners in season one to 7,903 registrants and 798 winners through the rst three-quarters of season two. Similar growth is anticipated for season three. “With additional demands on the website and reward processing, and evolution of the Internet, the enhancements that our new partnership with Brandt Information Services brings are sure to be appreciated by TrophyCatch participants,” said KP Clements, the TrophyCatch director. Clements also encourages anglers to subscribe to YouTube.com/TrophyCatchFlorida and to “like” FaceBook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida to keep up with developments. The new website integrates these social media resources so that anglers can brag about their catches with their social networks. The FWC encourages all anglers to check out the site, register to be automatically entered in the boat drawing and be prepared to catchand-release largemouth bass. One never knows when or where a trophy bass will appear, but checking the gallery and catch records at TrophyCatchFlorida.com may enhance one’s opportunities. From Okeechobee, through the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes to Lake Talquin, trophies are being caught year-round, but trophy bass are also being caught on small local lakes and even golf course ponds. These places are accessible and good bets for opportunities to land a lunker. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHSeveral months ago, celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted that she’d been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Almost immediately, search volume for the word “diabetes” on Google jumped 60 percent. A few weeks later, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin announced that he’d been diagnosed with “pre-diabetes” -meaning he was likely to get the disease unless he changed his eating and exercise habits. It often takes a celebrity to raise the public’s awareness about an issue. While these “endorsements” are welcome, it’s going to take far more than an occasional high-pro le diagnosis to cope with the massive -and almost entirely preventable -diabetes epidemic sweeping our country. It’s going to take a sustained public education campaign on the scale of anti-smoking efforts from decades past. Make no mistake, when it comes to publichealth issues, it doesn’t get much worse than diabetes. In Florida, about seven percent of the state now has diabetes and many more have prediabetes, meaning they are on course to get it. Nationwide, nearly 26 million people have type 2 diabetes, often called adult-onset diabetes, and another 79 million have pre-diabetes. Worse, there are about seven million Americans who don’t even know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and these numbers are growing fast. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults. It is also a major cause of heart disease and stroke. The dollar costs are just as staggering. According to a 2009 study, type 2 diabetes cost the health care system $160 billion a year. One in 10 health care dollars goes to treat diabetes, as does one-third of Medicare’s budget. The most troubling thing about this epidemic is that it was mostly avoidable. Diabetes has risen because of the dramatic rise in obesity in the U.S. Scienti c literature is now clear on the connection between type 2 diabetes and obesity. Today, more than one in three U.S. adults are obese (more than double the number in 1990). In Hendry County, the obesity rate is 38 percent and in Glades County it is 39.6 percent (in the state of Florida, the rate is 27.2 percent). Instead of treating the cause, patients are given many drugs to treat not just their diabetes, but the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and other ailments that obesity causes. So what can be done to reverse course? Here are some suggestions:  Combating the diabetes epidemic means getting everyone better educated about the enormity of the risk. Do you think anyone would be indifferent to their weight if they knew it could cost them one of their legs or their eyesight?  Better screening is needed. The longer diabetes goes undetected and unmanaged, the more likely it will cause serious complications. The American Diabetes Association has a test that simply asks eight basic questions to assess a person’s diabetes risk. (You can nd the test at www.diabetes.org.) There is also a quick test to see if you are at risk of pre-diabetes at www.cdc. gov/diabetes/prevention.  Better health habits are mandatory. Modest changes in weight (losing just ve to seven percent of body weight is a benchmark for clinically meaningful weight loss so someone weighing 200 pounds gets there by losing 10 to 14 pounds) and moderate physical activity (as little as three 10-minute activity sessions daily) not only can help prevent diabetes, but can help better manage it if you already have it, therefore, cutting down on the drugs needed and the complications incurred. There is a proven way that helps reduce diabetes risk. A class is being offered by a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties and Hendry Regional Medical Center for pre-diabetics! It is a set of free, one-hour classes. Call Mary Ruth Prouty at 863-674-4041 ext.135 or call Angelica Pena 863-983-1123 to learn more. The classes started on Sept. 9 in LaBelle and in Clewiston. Call now and make the change to help turn the tide on this epidemic and, most importantly, reduce your risk of diabetes! TrophyCatch Launches New, Enhanced Website for Conservation-Minded Anglers It’s Time to Get Serious about the Diabetes Epidemic: Register for a Free Class “WITH ADDITIONAL DEMANDS ON THE WEBSITE AND REWARD PROCESSING, AND EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET, THE ENHANCEMENTS THAT OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BRANDT INFORMATION SERVICES BRINGS ARE SURE TO BE APPRECIATED BY TROPHYCATCH PARTICIPANTS,”KP CLEMENTSMAKE NO MISTAKE, WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC-HEALTH ISSUES, IT DOESN’T GET MUCH WORSE THAN DIABETES. IN FLORIDA, ABOUT SEVEN PERCENT OF THE STATE NOW HAS DIABETES AND MANY MORE HAVE PRE-DIABETES, MEANING THEY ARE ON COURSE TO GET IT. ... WORSE, THERE ARE ABOUT SEVEN MILLION AMERICANS WHO DON’T EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT...

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19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 18, 2014 COURTESY PHOTONew Business SpotlightSanta Fe Bakery is located on 720 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston FL, 33440. The bakery is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Soon to be a full 24 hours! For more information, please call 908-986-6364. September 27CLEWISTON LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL COMMITTEEWe are very proud to announce The FirstEver Clewiston Latin American Music and Art Festival, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sugar Festival Park. The festival will feature Latin and American food, music and culture with over 16 bands and acts on two sound stages. The diverse line up of entertainment will feature something for everyone: from Latin Salsa to American Blues, Reggae, Rock, Mexican Tajano music and so much more. Bring the family and come hungry, ready to indulge on international and local cuisine, prepared by chefs from across the area. If you really want to get in the spirit and show your true festive colors, enter the hot pepper eating contest so we can nd out who in Clewiston can truly stand the heat! Those looking to shop can take advantage of local one-of-a-kind items, specialties and arts and crafts from an array of host vendors and artisans. The kids won't be left out, either! They can look forward to a bounce house, petting zoo, kids fun zone, coloring contest, basketball shoot off and water balloon toss. Family friendly and free for all to attend, there's no better place to be on Sept. 27 than the Clewiston Latin American Music and Art Festival! Visit www.clewistonlatinamericanfest.com. Preview the bands and RSVP for you and your guests on the Facebook Event Page at: www.facebook.com/events/696601227061127/Performance ScheduleLatin Stage 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: National Anthem by Clewiston Tiger's Pride Band We Are The World The Clewiston Kids Choir 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Harvest of H.O.P.E. Quatro Bailes Ashley's Pac 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Invasion 420 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Vecinos De La Noche 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Jayquan 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Los Hijos De Puerto Rico 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Galileo y Nathaniel 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Bajo Zero American Stage DJ Junior Diaz All day 12:30 p.m.: Original Jones 1:30 p.m.: City Boi Chiko 2:30 p.m.: 1000 Pounds Of Thrust 3:30 p.m.: Ornimental 4:30 p.m.: Reggie Sears 5:30 p.m.: InlightAbout the OrganizerThe First-Ever Clewiston Latin American Music and Art Festival is a life-long dream of Clewiston resident Milagros Navarro. Born and raised in "America's Sweetest Town," Milagros and her family have been involved with the community in one way or another for many years. Miss Navarro has produced and promoted the "Miss Latina of the Glades Pageant" with amazing success for the past 14 years and has produced toptier contestants that went on to compete in "The National Miss Latin America Pageant." Milagros extends her personal invite to all the good people of Clewiston to come out to this very special festival and celebrate heritage with their friends and family. Milagros is very proud to be from Cuban descent, but most of all, proud to be an American from Clewiston. For more information on vending and sponsorship opportunities for The Clewiston Latin American Music and Art Festival, call Milagros Navaro at 863-234-0232 or email clewistonlatinamericanfest@gmail.com. Visit www.clewistonlatinamericanfest.com. Clewiston Latin American Music and Art Festival ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Henry Richardson King IV, 37 Arrested on 9/5/14 by Sergeant Pilon For DUI Kevin Hall, 39 Arrested on 9/5/14 by Sergeant Pilon For in-county warrant Maria Garcia Ocampo, 46 Arrested on 9/5/14 by Of cer Rojas For in-county warrant Myleigha Entwistle, 18 Arrested on 9/5/14 by Of cer Williams For in-county warrant Jorge Aguirre, 53 Arrested on 8/23/14 by Deputy Broughton For DUI Benjamin Acosta, 39 Arrested on 8/24/14 by Deputy Garrett For two counts possession of cocaine No Photo Available No Photo Available

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