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BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsShe appealed to the community for help with a dental disease that left her in pain and discomfort on a daily basis. Suffering from severe abscesses that caused chronic infections, Clewiston resident Jennifer Winfrey threw caution to the wind and reached out for help. That help landed with resident Jessica Moore, who holds Quarter Auctions to bene t organizations and individuals in need. Nearly a year after the rst Quarter Auction was held bene ting a local resident with lupus, Moore set to work preparing for Winfrey's. The auctions feature several local vendors who auction off goods and services for a certain amount of quarters. Auction goers pay $2 at the door for a numbered paddle which they use to bid on items. After the vendor introduces their item for auction, they ask anywhere from one to four quarters for that item. Those interested in the item put the asked amount of quarters into a pot and BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsThe Clewiston City Commission convened inside City Hall for their regular monthly meeting Monday night. The night's agenda featured a discussion of the city manager's salary, as well as a vote to approve charge fees for the Clewiston Library's Microsoft IT Academy.Manager’s Salary IncreasedRoughly a year and a half after City Manager Al Perry was hired by the board, commissioners discussed whether or not to increase his salary. The commission hired Mr. Perry in April 2013 on a starting salary of $95,000, a low number compared to past city managers due to his lack of city manager experience. Though all ve commissioners agreed that Mr. Perry's performance has warranted a raise, not all agreed on how much of an increase he should receive. Editor’s note: The Clewiston News requested each candidate running for Clewiston City Commission to answer the following questions to be shared with our readers. Each candidate was sent the same questionnaire. The following are the answers to those questions. 1. What aspect of your platform do you feel should appeal the most to our residents? 2. What qualities or experience makes you the best candidate for the position? 3. What do you believe are the greatest needs of our area and how do you plan to address them? 4. Complete the following sentence: "If elected, I promise the people of Clewiston I will ..."Sherida Echols Ridgdill1. I am a taxpayer and just like the other citizens of Clewiston, I want Resident Receives Chance of LifetimeQuarter Auction, GoFundMe and pro bono work help resident get new dental implants City Manager Receives RaiseCommissioners vote 3-2 to raise manager’s salary more than 10 percent City Commission CandidatesTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014VOL. 88 NUMBER 39 50¢ E S S R P ACFC C R P SEE LIFETIME 13 SEE RAISE 13 SEE CANDIDATES 8 PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZCommunity leaders, U.S. Sugar and residents commemorated the newly renovated senior citizen center next to the John Boy Auditorium on Tuesday. The renovations were completed using a donation from U.S. Sugar. Seniors Welcomed Back to Renovated Center Sherida Echols Ridgdill Kristine Petersen Donald “Donnie” Hughes Phillip D. Roland Jerry Cochrane

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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.2nd Annual Wharf WalkThe City of LaBelle and the newly formed nonpro t LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC), along with the Arts of the Inland, invite you to the 2nd Annual Wharf Walk which will be held at the City Wharf on the banks of the beautiful Caloosahatchee River in LaBelle's Downtown Walking District. The Wharf Walk will be on Saturday, November 8, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and was designed to create a casual adult atmosphere offering unique food, beer and wine, local artists, and jazz. Live jazz, performed on the big stage, will set the mood as you stroll through the artists' booths. In addition, you won't want to miss the completed works of the sidewalk chalk artists, located on the north side of the street. Featured food vendors will entice you with specialty foods from their establishments, supplying a wellrounded menu for your dining pleasure, along with a selection of beer and wine. When you've made your dining selections, have a seat under the lighted oaks where you can relax, eat, and enjoy the music. The LDRC is working in cooperation with the City of LaBelle to revitalize and beautify the downtown historic district and was recently recognized by Secretary of State Ken Detzner who awarded the program the designation of Florida Main Street'. LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation believes that a strong, healthy downtown bene ts the community as a whole. Plan now to attend the 2nd Annual Wharf Walk and enjoy an evening of good music, great food, exciting art, and maybe even some dancing in the street.Attention HuntersThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog control hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of US 27 to residents of Glades and Hendry counties. The two hog control hunts will be on November 1 to 2 and November 8 to 9. Twenty- ve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, October 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a permit. You cannot pick up permits for other people. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-9461194.Kids Fall FestivalThe Clewiston Recreation Department will host its annual Kids Fall Festival on Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sugar Festival Park, located on Osceola and Royal Palm. Join the Rec Dept. for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food! Car show, kids and pet costume contests (all pets must be leashed).Pre-Christmas BazaarSaint Martin's Church will host it's 17th Annual Pre-Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be many homemade jellies and jams, fresh baked goods, cookbooks, holiday crafts, hand-knitted and crocheted items, cake, candies and a lunch consisting of Brunswick Stew with a barbecue-pork sandwich. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a $10 donation. For more information, call the Church Of ce at 863-983-7960. Luncheon tickets are available on-site or pre-purchased at the of ce.Memorial Golf TournamentThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce (HCSO) will be hosting the Fourth Annual Deputy Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament on Nov. 8 at the Clewiston Country Club. Sheriff Steve Whidden and HCSO would like to invite you to come and join them for a day of fun and friendly competition. All proceeds go to the Brian Haas Memorial Scholarship Fund. The cost for participation is $75 per golfer and $300 per team (the price includes lunch, greens fee and cart fee). The Brian Haas Criminal Justice Scholarship Charitable Trust has awarded over $35K in scholarships.3rd Annual Fall FestivalPalm Terrace is hosting their 3rd Annual Fall Festival on November 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to come and join in the festivities. There will be a ball toss, a shing hole, golf game (hole in one), karaoke, popcorn, egg race, snow cones, games, face painting, a cake walk, food vendors, and more. This event will be located on 301 Gloria Street, Clewiston FL. All proceeds go to the residents activity fund.Walking EventsTwo major walking events coming soon. Regional gathering of South Florida walkers. Annual event sponsored by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association. This year the location is the Youth Camp in the Corbett Wildlife Management Area on the weekend of November 7-9. Saturday the 8th will be highlighted by walks, compass and GPS exercises. Come for the day for $16 and enjoy the activities. For further information, call Paul, 561-963-9906. The 23rd Annual Big O Hike, a series of six day hikes will begin on Sunday November 23. Meet at Port Mayaca (on the North side of the bridge) at 8 a.m. The rst day of this series will be a choice of a short hike on the Rafael Sanchez trail or a longer hike on the Lake Okeechobee Dike. Additional days will consist of hikes on the dike or in the natural areas. For further information, call Paul. 561-963-9906.Poetry Reading EventJ.B.s' Lounge and Restaurant will host a poetry reading and karaoke event every rst Tuesday of the month, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Harlem Academy in Clewiston (located on 1028 Harlem Academy). There is $5 entry fee which will go to bene t different causes every month. All are welcome to participate in this event and express their heart-felt feelings. This is a relaxing and cultural event for the purpose of inspiring the artist in you. For more information please call 561-932-3378 or 863-677-6540. (772) 219-8448www.elliotpaul.comLicensed R E Brokers & Auctioneers, Stuart, FL AU1582AB1589 1071 L L, L, F S H B R P 2-Story Waterfront Home 2,808+/Total Sq. Ft. 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HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER“Hendry Regional Medical Center is a great example of how a vision can become reality in the world of healthcare information technology,” according to Steve Lieber, president and CEO of HIMSS Analytics. Mr. Lieber was referring to the hospital’s recent Stage 6 achievement of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption model. This distinction honors Hendry Regional’s accomplishments in implementing technology solutions that have the ability to improve patient safety and the quality of care. Currently, only 917 hospitals in the United States (including Hendry Regional Medical Center) carry a Stage 6 designation. Although he gives an abundance of credit to many hospital employees, Leon Hoover, the hospital’s chief information of cer, has been the driving force behind the EMR adoption and navigation process. R.D. Williams, Hendry Regional’s CEO, says, “We’re very proud of Leon, the entire IT team, and the many physicians and employees who have worked to position HRMC to be successful in achieving the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act goals, measurements, and funding through 2014 and beyond.” Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 4 Choosing Between SkunksBY DR. TODD BUCK First Baptist Church of ClewistonIf you have paid attention at all lately, Florida voters are not happy with the two candidates for Governor. The frustration has led some to even suggest it is not worth voting. ‘If those two skunks are the only choices, I’d rather not vote,’ so the saying goes. While others may have different responses, mine is centered around the responsibility of Christian citizens in a free land to properly educate themselves and exercise their God-given (and blood-bought) right to vote. President James Gar eld remarked that: “The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities. ... If the next centennial does not nd us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.” Never is this more true than today. When one allows the exasperation of political foolishness (evident in the 24-hour news cycle) to diminish their desire to vote, then democracy loses every time. Frederick Douglass, the great civil rights champion, stated that: “I have one great political idea. ... The best expression of it I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, ‘Righteousness exalts a nation; while sin is a reproach to any people’ [Proverbs 14:34]. This constitutes my politics -the negative and positive of my politics, and the whole of my politics.” Choosing the lesser of two evils is always preferable to the tyrant, the dictator and the mob. In America, the only way for the proper ofcials (local, state and national) to govern is for its citizens to elect them. As Founding Father Noah Webster reminded citizens in his day: “The Scriptures teach ... that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness. It is to the neglect of this rule of conduct in our citizens that we must ascribe the multiplied frauds, breaches of trust, speculations [white-collar larceny] and embezzlements of public property which astonish even ourselves.” Obviously, he not only was smart in dictionaries, but also politics! Voting should always be viewed as nothing less than an unconditional duty – it is not something optional but is an activity in which a Biblical voter is required to be engaged. To be faithful in one’s duty was a virtue frequently praised by the Founders. John Jay implored: “We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty. All that the best men can do is to persevere in doing their duty to their country and leave the consequences to Him who made it their duty, being neither elated by success, however great, nor discouraged by disappointment, however frequent and mortifying.” [John Jay, Original Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Founder of the American Bible Society; Author of the Federalist Papers; Governor of New York]. I wish you the best this election season as you pray and vote! If readers would like to comment on an article or suggest an idea for one, feel free to email Dr. Buck at: toddbucksr@gmail. com.Community 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.Buckhead Ridge Baptist ChurchBUCKHEAD RIDGE — Want a friendly, Godfearing, loving fellowship church? Come visit us at Buckhead Ridge Baptist, 1731 Hunter Rd. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., morning service begins at 11 a.m. There is a Sunday evening service at 6 p.m., and Wednesday nights we have service at 6 p.m., as well. Pastor Arlen Cook brings the Message. Everyone is welcome. Come visit, you are going to like us.Celebrating 14th YearBELLE GLADE — New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating their 14th year Church/Pastor Anniversary. Come out and celebrate with us, our guest speaker will be The Dynamic Bishop Victor T. Curry, of Miami. This event will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1650 South Main St. Belle Glade, FL 33430. Please contact Pastor Willie Clyde Williams for more information: 561-261-2300 or 786-266-1818. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION“NEVER IS THIS MORE TRUE THAN TODAY. WHEN ONE ALLOWS THE EXASPERATION OF POLITICAL FOOL-ISHNESS (EVIDENT IN THE 24 HOUR NEWS CYCLE) TO DIMINISH THEIR DESIRE TO VOTE, THEN DEMOCRACY LOSES EVERY TIME.”DR. TODD BUCK Dr. Todd Buck Leon Hoover Hendry Regional Honored for Technology Distinction PROGRESS IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT CHANGE, AND THOSE WHO CANNOT CHANGE THEIR MINDS CANNOT CHANGE ANYTHING. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW HAPPINESS COMES OF THE CAPACITY TO FEEL DEEPLY, TO ENJOY SIMPLY, TO THINK FREELY, TO RISK LIFE, TO BE NEEDED. STORM JAMESON

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SATURDAYS ONLY!SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL 8:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINIC 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.Next to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINIC 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.at McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Parvo $12 € Rabies $10Boarding 1/2 price with cash up frontLow cost spays & neuters Call us for pricesDisclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINIC! PUBLIC NOTICEThe 2014 Tax Roll was certified to the Hendry County Tax Collector on October 9, 2014 and will be open for collection of real estate and personal property tax on November 1, 2014. Please contact this office if you do not receive a tax bill on property owned in Hendry County. If you receive a tax bill for property which has been sold, please forward to new property owner, or return to our office. Payments may be mailed, paid on-line with a credit card, or paid in person in LaBelle or Clewiston. Please contact our office should you have any questions. Peggy S. Hampton Tax Collector Hendry County, Florida 25 E. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL 33935 (863)675-5280 1100 S. Olympia Suite 300 Clewiston, FL 33440 (863)983-1460 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 6Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.12/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 15.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 22.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 23.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “The national average again saw a hefty decline over the last week, and we now stand a mere dime away from seeing prices nationally average under $3/gallon,” said GasBuddy. com senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The national average stands now at its lowest point since January 18, 2011, and by the end of this week, it could stand at its lowest since late 2010. Every day, Americans are spending over $100 million less on their gasoline purchases than they did a year ago, some of which will be injected back into the economy in other forms, and with the economic concerns taking shape lately, it could help jolt things back in the right direction. I still do believe that the national average will break the $3/gallon mark by around Election Daythe timing is ironic, considering the drop has nothing to do with Election Day and everything to do with current ongoings, such as a price war between some OPEC members and jitters about the health of the global economy,” DeHaan noted. GAS PRICE UPDATE

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7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHState Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong, received his annual u shot today, demonstrating the importance of getting vaccinated against the u. The Department recommends all Floridians 6 months of age and older receive a u shot each year. "Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yourself and your family against in uenza," said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "I encourage all Floridians to get your u vaccination before Halloween, wash your hands often and stay home when you are sick." Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor's of ces, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers and through many employers and schools. Check with your physician, your local county health department or www. oridahealth.gov to search for a location to receive a u vaccine. Amy Reilly, Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Leon County is pictured above with State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. During 2014, the Department is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida with educational opportunities and events. Please visit www. FLHealth125.gov for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www. oridahealth.gov. PALM BEACH COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITYThe Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) is pleased to announce the coming of the New South Bay Villas, consisting of 131 units of safe and affordable housing in South Bay, Florida. On September 24, PBCHA and Palm Beach County commemorated the start of Phase 1 (16 units) of the overall development. The New South Bay Villas will combine two PBCHA-owned properties into "one" newly renovated community (South Bay Villas and Marshall Heights). South Bay Villas was built in 1987 and is comprised of 65 apartments. Marshall Heights Apartments was built in 1975 and is a townhome-style community offering 66 family units. Combined, the New South Bay Villas will offer 131 units of decent, safe and affordable housing. This project will play a major role in providing quality homes for low-to-moderate income families and will serve as the anchor for family success regarding education, careers and family values. The units at South Bay Villas are in need of signi cant work to repair and remodel them to current standards. PBCHA is seeking approval from HUD to demolish Marshall Heights to make way for new construction, due to ongoing repair costs, physical obsolescence, and structural issues. "Palm Beach County Housing Authority provides decent, safe and affordable housing to low and moderate-income families, elderly and disabled individuals. Our Resident Services Department provides assistance to individuals and families who strive for self-suf ciency and/ or independent living. PBCHA's commitment is to become the leading housing agency in Palm Beach County while improving the quality of life of residents and participants through key partnerships with stakeholders that share the same vision," said Board Chair Marcia Hayden, in a brief statement. At the groundbreaking ceremony, brief remarks were made by PBCHA Board Chair Marcia Hayden, and Housing and Community Development of cials from the Palm Beach County Department of Economic Sustainability. The Phase 1 General Contractor (Javin Walker, President of 2SBW) and Phase 2 Developer (Joe Glucksman, President of McCurdy Senior Housing) were also introduced and acknowledged. Local dignitaries and dedicated members of the community attend the festivities as well. "The City of South Bay is delighted to partner with Palm Beach County Housing Authority with it's project to provide 131 units of safe and affordable housing for the City of South Bay residents. The time has come to ensure our residents the quality of life we all need and desire. This project brings a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change in our community" said Shanique Scott, Mayor, City of South Bay. Since 1969, PBCHA has been responsible for the administration, maintenance, and management of its Housing Choice Voucher Program, Affordable Housing Apartment Units, and Public Housing. To learn more about PBCHA, feel free to visit our website at: pbcha .org. FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONFlorida's recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opened Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all protective management guidelines for stone crab harvest. To be harvested, stone crab claws must be at least 2.75-inches in length when measured from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable portion of the claw. Claws may not be taken from egg-bearing stone crabs. Egg-bearing females are identi able by the orange or brown egg mass, also known as a "sponge," which is visible on the underside of the crab when it is picked up or turned over. Recreational harvesters can use up to ve stone crab traps per person. Stone crabs may not be harvested with any device that can puncture, crush or injure a crab's body. Examples of devices that can cause this kind of damage include spears and hooks. Harvesters are encouraged to take only one claw, even if both claws are of legal size, so that the released crab will be better able to defend itself from predators. A crab that is returned to the water with one claw intact will also be able to obtain more food in a shorter amount of time and, therefore, regrow its other claw faster. There is a recreational daily bag limit of 1 gallon of claws per person or two gallons per vessel, whichever is less. The season will be open through May 15, 2015, closing May 16. Stone crab regulations are the same in state and federal waters. For more information on harvesting stone crabs for recreation, as well as commercial stone crab regulations and licensing information, go online to MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on "Saltwater"). ‘Vaccine before Halloween’State Surgeon General Gets Flu Shot and Reminds Floridians to ‘Vaccine before Halloween’ New Affordable South Bay Villas Now AvailablePBCHA and Palm Beach County join forces to preserve affordable housing in the City of South Bay Crab Season Opened in State, Federal WatersFollow all protective management guidelines for harvest SUBMITTED PHOTODr. John Armstrong

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 8 to transparently understand how our tax dollars, as well as our utility service fees, are being handled. Everyone has a different set of experiences and priorities. This may end up with like-minded people being on opposite sides of the proverbial fence over a single issue, but this is necessary to ensure that our city government is being run with checks and balances. There are more than just two sides to every story. Every angle should be looked out and researched to ensure that the actions are going to be in the best overall interest of the city for the long term. I believe that thoroughly researching all matters, looking at all alternatives, asking tough questions, evaluating risk, reviewing return on investment and weighing costs versus bene ts are necessary to the ful ll the "due diligence" obligation of a Clewiston City Commissioner. 2. I work in the private sector where I am held accountable for making decisions in a transparent manner based on researched facts and not feelings. I can bring to the table a vast diversity of training and experience combined with a BBA in Accounting and an MBA both from Florida Atlantic University. Some interesting experiences that I have accomplished (or am currently participating in) include but are not limited to sitting on the 2012 Clewiston City Charter Review Committee, being the incident commander for the private sector in a Local Emergency Planning Council exercise which involved multiple governmental agencies, being the electrical contractor project manager for electrical underground site utilities at Southern Gardens Citrus Processing, being a facilitator for Leadership Glades, sitting on the board of a mental health agency, acting as the chief operating as well as nancial of cer for a construction rm, serving two times as Clewiston Rotary Club President, working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on a grant to obtain funding for private sector projects, sitting on the Business Partners Against Terrorism Transportation Council in Palm Beach County, training with Glades County as an Emergency Medical Responder, working as the environmental manager for the private sector on multiple sites with some ranging into multi-million dollar level of operations, negotiating predicable pricing with staggered discounts for business lines of insurance, acting as liaison in legal actions, dealing with regulatory compliance mandates, presenting information on the West Texas incident for the industry, spending over 20 plus years handling human resources management, and facilitating table tops between private business, stakeholders, and governmental agencies. 3. The residents of Clewiston need and deserve a government that works for the greater good of the community within the parameters that have been set by the voters. The city leaders need to be mindful of the obligations, duties, and rules that have been delegated to them by the voters under the City Charter. They need to be facilitating short as well as long term solutions in a professional, transparent, and courteous manner. The city needs leaders that will put the "best interest" of the city before their personal preferences. If elected, I will serve our great city in a professional manner utilizing my diverse education, training, experience, and abilities to further the best interest of our community. 4. If elected, I promise the people of Clewiston I will carry out the challenging duties of the position with professionalism, accountability and transparency, while living the motto of "service above self."Kristine Petersen, incumbent1. I believe that the most appealing aspect of my platform is the promise to work toward reaching a respectful, informed consensus on issues. There are many issues: maintaining infrastructure, capital improvements, scal health, retaining employees, replacing employees through natural attrition; the list is challenging. However, all of these issues can be successfully dealt with through respectful conversations. Hard decisions do have to be made, but they can and should be made with civility. 2. The experience that I bring to the position of City Commissioner is that of a life of public service. Over 13 years of that public service was served right here in Clewiston at the police department. As a police administrator it was one of my tasks to assist in the preparation of the budget and to make sure we remained within the set budget. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce the ability to see another perspective of the inner workings of promotion for our city has been very valuable; it offers the opportunity to connect efforts and energies for one cause prospering the City of Clewiston. Teaching at Clewiston High School has offered the ability to work on building programs that will directly impact the work force in the city. Again, connections are being made. The partnership with education and city government used to be very strong and we should foster that partnership again. There is nothing better than hiring trained local talent! The qualities of being a good listener, making good common sense decisions based on the city's needs, and being able to reach a respectful consensus with others lends to my being a good choice for commissioner. I do have to add that in all I do, I seek the will of God. It is very important that the wisdom of our Heavenly Father be re ected in every aspect of my life. That is my personal decision and a very important one for me. 3. Some of the areas of concern for me are maintaining and improving our outdoor assets, enhancing family activities for all ages, and keeping abreast of the infrastructure needs of our city. There are capital improvements to be made and funding is challenging for those issues. Once the immediate improvements are addressed we need, as a city, to look at being creative and committed in putting money aside for future issues. There will be some hard decisions that will have to be made to get us on the path to a healthy nancial setting for the city. I am prepared to make those decisions in an informed, responsible manner. As a commission we should have our goals established, short term and long term. 5. If elected, I promise the people of Clewiston I will remain committed to governing with respect and civility. I will maintain a posture of positive leadership, objectivity, and fairness. The focus of my energy will be dedicated to the growth and scal health of our city. Most importantly: I will listen to you -the citiCANDIDATESContinued From Page 1 SEE CANDIDATES 10

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9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICEGovernor Rick Scott announced on October 21 record funding to improve cancer care, increase the number of National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers and create a premier cancer research network in Florida. H. Lee Mof tt Cancer Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Florida Health Cancer Center will receive funding in the amounts of $25,490,638, $16,000,000 and $18,509,362, respectively. Governor Scott led the effort to increase cancer funding and research, resulting in Florida now investing $80 million in cancer research. Governor Scott said, "Florida's families deserve the best cancer care possible. This $60 million investment speci cally for Florida's cancer centers will allow them to provide the most advanced care through innovative and collaborative research outcomes. This milestone is a testament to Florida's commitment to providing world class treatment to all cancer patients." As a part of this investment, $60 million dollars will be allocated annually by the NCI Cancer Center Program to promote research and assist Florida's top cancer centers to meet the rigorous scienti c standards required for the NCI designation. NCI-designated cancer centers provide the latest in medical discoveries to patients, serve the educational needs of health professionals and promote health equity throughout communities. The other $20 million of cancer research funding is split between the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the William "Bill" G. Bankhead and David Coley Cancer Research Program, which both award competitive grants to promising cancer research projects. State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong said, "Excellence in cancer research and patient care is a top priority for Florida. Thanks to the vision of Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature, this funding will position Florida as a leader in cancer research and help us to achieve our goal of becoming the premier destination for cancer treatment, research and prevention." Dr. Alan F. List, President and CEO of Mof tt Cancer Center, said, "We are pleased with Florida's dedication to cancer research initiatives and delighted to receive funding that will allow Mof tt to continue working toward our mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. As we make strides in cancer research, Florida moves closer to becoming the nation's destination for cancer treatment and research." Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine and Chief Executive Of cer, University of Miami Health System, said, "The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to contribute to research initiatives that enhance treatment for Floridians with cancer, and applauds the state for its vision in allocating funds that will allow our cancer center to achieve NCI designation. This funding will be used to elevate Sylvester and the state of Florida to new heights, creating a top-tier research and treatment environment in our state to the ultimate bene t of all Floridians." David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., University of Florida senior vice president for health affairs and UF Health president said, "The University of Florida Health Cancer Center is encouraged by Florida's devotion to research and treatment and proud to be recognized in our effort to help our state become a national leader in cancer care. This funding will help our cancer center reach our goal of generating tomorrow's answers for today's patients through state-of-the-art cancer treatment, prevention, control and education." Senate President Don Gaetz said, "In some form or another, cancer touches the lives of millions of Americans every year. Governor Scott and the Legislature share a passion for keeping Florida on the cutting edge of cancer treatment and research so that more cancer patients can become cancer survivors. I look forward to learning about the good work these cancer centers are doing to bring us closer to a cure." House Speaker Will Weatherford said, "Cancer is a terrible disease that sadly affects too many people. Floridians should be thankful we have a Governor like Rick Scott and a principled state legislature that recognize the importance of making such a strategic investment in cancer research. These funds will pave the way for improved treatment and prevention strategies for years to come." Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner said, "Cancer has taken a toll on Florida's families for far too long. Governor Scott's commitment to cancer research will yield positive results for the thousands of Floridians affected by this disease and position our state as the leading destination for cancer research and treatment." House Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli said, "Working together, we can make a meaningful difference in providing Florida's families with the care and treatment they need. This funding is a monumental step in the right direction for cancer research in Florida, and I am grateful for Governor Scott's strong leadership on this critical issue." Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto said, "We are fortunate to live in a state that strives to be a leader in cancer treatment and prevention. It was a pleasure to be a part of the team that passed this bill and I am thankful for Governor Scott's longstanding support for cancer patients." Senator Denise Grimsley said, "The announcement of this $60 million to be shared among three top-tier cancer centers will help Florida continue on the path toward having more NCI-designated centers. Governor Scott has Florida on the right path to help more Florida centers achieve this rigorous designation." Senator Aaron Bean said, "As I've said before, our efforts to serve and care for people who are battling cancer demonstrate Florida's commitment to do whatever is necessary to bring health and healing. I am pleased to continue supporting Governor Scott as he leads the transformation of cancer research funding in our state." Senator Rene Garcia said, "Florida's rst-class cancer centers help people from all over the world beat this terrible disease. I am proud to stand in support of Governor Scott and this cancer funding." Senator Bill Galvano said, "Governor Scott is always looking for ways to help Florida lead the nation. With this new cancer center funding, he has again positioned Florida to be a leader in the nation. I am proud to stand in support of this initiative." Senator Anitere Flores said, "Today's announcement for the new cancer funding reinforces Governor Scott's commitment to supporting cancer research in Florida. This funding will make a difference in the lives of Florida families and I am proud to stand in support." Representative Marti Coley said, "Governor Scott's efforts to promote Florida's Cancer Centers should assure our residents that our state is committed to leading the way in nding an end to a disease that takes so much from so many." Representative Dana Young said, "I commend Gov. Scott for his leadership in making Florida a destination for cancer research and care. This visionary program will give Florida based cancer centers the opportunity to earn the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center' by the National Cancer Institute. Mof tt Cancer Center is currently the only Florida based center with this most prestigious award. This program will improve the care, and most importantly the outcomes, for Floridians and the visitors who receive their care here." Representative Matt Hudson said, "This $60 million in cancer research funding will help Florida's centers continue on their paths to making our state the cancer treatment destination. Governor Scott understands how terrible this disease is and through this funding he has demonstrated his commitment to creating healthier communities." Representative Richard Corcoran said, "Florida is a leader in so many industries and Governor Scott's announcement of more than $60 million for funding cancer research will continue to propel our state forward with cutting edge research." Representative Jose Oliva said, "Governor Scott's $60 million investment in cancer research has become a reality as funding has begun to ow to the three top-tier cancer centers in Florida. This funding will continue to help build the research enterprise and attract additional research dollars from outside the state." Representative Jose Felix Diaz said, "Sadly, most Floridians know someone whose life has been touched by cancer. This announcement by Governor Scott for cancer prevention and treatment should bring renewed hope to many Florida families." Representative Debbie May eld said, "Governor Scott's budget invests in research, technology and stateof-the-art prevention, diagnosis and treatment makes Florida a leader in the battle against this terrible disease and a beacon of hope for countless families." Gov. Scott Announces Distribution of $60 Million for Cancer Centers“IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER, CANCER TOUCHES THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS EVERY YEAR. GOVERNOR SCOTT AND THE LEGISLATURE SHARE A PASSION FOR KEEPING FLORIDA ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF CANCER TREATMENT AND RESEARCH SO THAT MORE CANCER PATIENTS CAN BECOME CANCER SURVIVORS. I LOOK FORWARD TO LEARNING ABOUT THE GOOD WORK THESE CANCER CENTERS ARE DOING TO BRING US CLOSER TO A CURE.”SENATE PRESIDENT DON GAETZ IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GENERATE A GOOD ATTITUDE, A GOOD HEART, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. FROM THIS, HAPPINESS IN BOTH THE SHORT TERM AND THE LONG TERM FOR BOTH YOURSELF AND OTHERS WILL COME. DALAI LAMA

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zens. I will utilize each commissioner’s unique outlook and expertise to collectively reach decisions that will improve out city. After all, we have one of the most naturally beautiful cities on Lake Okeechobee. Let’s keep her that way!Phillip D. Roland, incumbent1. Not raising taxes and being able to give raises to the city employees that hadn’t been given a raise in three years. 2. I was county commissioner for 20 years and chairman of the board 10 times. 3. Cleaning up our downtown area where it compares with the rest of the city. 4. ... continue to work as hard as I have the two years.Donald “Donnie” Hughes1. I am a lifelong resident of the City of Clewiston which has made me well aware of our City’s needs. I have watched our City go from a very prosperous community to a City that is struggling to recover from a recession. If elected I will work with our citizens to bring economic growth to our community. 2. I am currently serving on the City’s Planning and Zoning Board which gives me insight on what changes we need to make to jump start the economic growth of our City. I recently served on the City’s Charter Review Board and have become well informed on how our City functions. Being given the privilege to serve on these two boards I have become inspired to want to serve the citizens of Clewiston and nd ways to improve our community. 3. One of the greatest needs in the City of Clewiston is more employment opportunities. Most of the life time residents of our community have raised their children and their children have moved on to other communities to make a living. When our children leave to continue their education or to learn a technical skill they should want to return to our community and bring their skills with them. Without economic growth this will not happen. I would like to change that by inviting businesses to come to our community. For example, our City has an industrial business park that only has one business there. This park needs to be lled with businesses that will bring job opportunities to our community. We need to nd a way to attract more spending within our community by enticing the travelers coming through Clewiston to eat in our restaurants and shop in our stores. As a self-employed carpenter I too have been impacted by this recession that is still affecting Clewiston. I will work hard for the citizens to bring economic growth. In order for this community to move forward it needs to nd new sources of revenue to help fund the needs of the City. I will work with my fellow commissioners and other leaders at county, state and federal levels to bring funding to the City of Clewiston. This will help provide resources needed to maintain our assets and help fund services desired within our community. 4. If elected I promise the citizens of Clewiston I will safe guard our City’s assets and watch for wasteful spending. I will work hard to promote economic growth along with working to nd new sources of revenue to help provide the funding needed to maintain our assets and help provide new services within our community. I am proud of my city, “America’s Sweetest Town,” and I want it to grow and continue to be the place everyone wants to live and raise their children.Jerry Cochrane1. The fact that my wife and I have only lived in Clewiston for about ve years. I am retired and have the time and desire to try and make Clewiston a better place to reside in. You do not have to be a life-long resident to love our community. I feel not having lived here for a long time is an advantage. I will be free to truly make decisions in the best interest of the citizens. I don’t have to worry about a decision affecting my business or upsetting a lifelong friend. I will be an independent council member who will not become part of a block or clique. I will try to deal with each issue independently without any preconceived perceptions. 2. Having been a city employee for almost 38 years, I have seen both the good and bad of local government. When the right city council is in place, the city runs smoothly and decisions are made that have a positive impact on the citizens, and taxes are kept in check. With a partisan and self-serving council, decisions often become personal and the citizens end up paying for mistakes. An example here in Clewiston was the ring of the former city manager. Without debating if the ring was justi ed the way it was handled ended up costing our city over $75,000. Emotions entered the decision and we ended up with a classic example of ready, shoot, aim. 3. We are simply not keeping up with infrastructure needs of our city. Streets are not being resurfaced on an adequate schedule, city buildings need to be repainted and leaky roofs need to be repaired. An example is it took almost six months to have an air conditioner repaired at the John Boy. This is a building the city rents out. We want new businesses to relocate to our city while charging unreasonable electric rates. Businesses should not have a ve-percent premium on their electrical bill. We are a city with limited resources and a lot of citizens on a low or xed income. We need to prioritize our needs and do long-range planning instead of running a budget year to year. 4. If elected I promise to devote as much time as necessary to the job. As I stated earlier, I am retired and have the time. I will be available at any time to answer questions and talk about any positions I took as a city council member. I will try to be as transparent as possible. Decisions made without explanation or justi cation are usually bad ones. Open government, while at times cumbersome, is always in the best interest of the citizens. As a council member, I understand every citizen has the right to address council and they deserve to have their requests heard and considered with respect. At no time would I dishonor the position by not treating every citizen with respect and at no time will my actions be an embarrassment to myself or the city. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 10 The following school news items have been submitted by local schools. If you would like to have your school news items printed, please send to cndesk@ newszap.com.Homeschool GroupH.E.R.E. (Home Educators Reaching for Excellence) meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Clewiston Library at 9 a.m. For more information, call Melanie Rudd at 863-228-7840.Central’s Chili BingoCentral Elementary’s Chili Bingo will be held Thursday, Oct. 23. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.CHS Student CouncilCHS Student Council is pleased to announce the homecoming parade. There will be parade applications available for any businesses or performance groups that would like to participate. The parade will be held on November 7. If any questions they will be able to contact Mrs. Llossas at (863)983-1520. SCHOOL BRIEFS LOVE IS FRIENDSHIP, SET ON FIRE. JEREMY TAYLOR CANDIDATESContinued From Page 8 THE GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, NOV. 4. EARLY VOTING CONTINUES NOW THROUGH NOV. 1

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11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 BY MARTIN ESPINOZAThe local Elks Soccer Shoot took place at the Sugarland park soccer elds on Oct. 7. The winner of the Boys U-8 division was Valentino Pupo, a student at Eastside Elementary School. His score for 15 shots on goal was 34 points. Francisco Trevino, from Central Elementary School (CES), placed second. He scored 29 points. Bentley Mcilwain, also from CES, placed third with 27 points. Alana White, from Moore Haven, was the Girls U-8 champion. She scored 29 points. Samantha Aragus, from Westside Elementary School (WES), placed second, scoring 22 points. Jaylin Velasquez, also from WES, placed third with 21 points. Santos Perez, from WES, was the U-10 Boys champion, scoring 24 points. Nicholas McDuffie, from the Clewiston Christan School (CCS), placed second with 16 points. Ty Pridgen, also from CCS, placed third with 14 points. Jade Potter, from the CCS, was the Girls U-10 champion. She scored 29 points. Calia White, from Moore Haven, placed second with 19 points. Madison Alford, from WES, won the third place medal as she scored 16 points. Juan Moran won the U-12 Boys division, outscoring 14 other contestants. The Clewiston Middle School (CMS) student made 37 points, including two ve point kicks. Jose Fajardo, also from CMS, placed second with 29 points. Luis Gonzalez, a student at CES, placed third with 28 points. Jaylin Aragus, a student at CMS, won the Girls U-12 title. She scored 20 points. Katelin Aragus, from WES, placed second, scoring 18 points. Martin Parades, from CMS, won the Boys U-14 title. His 41 points scored was the highest total of the event. Erik Tomas and Hector Chavez, both from CMS, placed second and third, respectively. They scored 33 and 32 points, respectively. Hector placed third, scoring two points on his nal shot. Taylor Bain, from The King's Academy, won the Girls U-14 title. She scored 22 points. The Elks Southeast District Soccer Shoot will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Sugarland Park soccer elds. All local rst place winners are invited to compete. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Elks Soccer Shoot Results SUBMITTED PHOTOBentley Mcilwain, 3rd place, U8 Division SUBMITTED PHOTOSantos Perez, 1st place, U10 Division

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DRIVER WANTED Semi Tractor Trailer, Frameless Dump & Cement tanker experience. 863-674-1011 or 239-580-9003 M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Current Openings:For More Information, contact: 561-992-9505, ext 221 or JSandrell@GEOGroup.comAcademic Instructor Chaplain Correctional Officer Production Manager Substance Abuse Counselor Vocational Instructor, CarpentryNow Hiring at South Bay Correctional FacilityApply Online: www.jobs.geogroup.comThe GEO Group, Inc. is the world's leading provider of correctional, detention, and community reentry services. GEO employs top-notch talent and promotes safety, diversity and inclusion. NOW HIRING SHIFT MANAGERSLuihn Companies is a family owned restaurant franchise with over 80 restaurants in the South East. We are committed to serving our customers and promoting quality food at a fair price. We are currently recruiting Shift Managers in the Belle Glade Area. Requirements:• Must be 18 years old and over We Offer:• Competitive pay and a exible work environment Apply at: Taco Bell 865 South Main St. Belle Glade, FL 33430 Apply at www.luihnfood.com and click on careers Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & OWNER OPERATOR DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! DIESEL MECHANICS $23.34 per Hour Will work on a large agriculture property out of a service truck performing maintenance and repairs on tractors and agricultural implements. Experience with hydraulic, electrical, HVAC and diesel engine repair are needed to be successful in this position. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on agricultural and industrial equipment including cultivators, discs, tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, stationary pumps, and over the road equipment. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Special NoticeAnne-Tiques in the Mall of Moore Haven on US 27 Closing Shop... All items 50& or more off! Hours: 10 a.m. 10/15 10/24 Phone 863-801-5199 Will continue to buy and sell estates. FLASH TRUCKING Exp. Mechanic wanted for Semi Tractor Trailer, good pay & bene ts. Call Bill, 239-580-9003 or 863-674-1011. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 12

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13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 raise their paddles in hopes for the win. A number is picked out of a hat and the corresponding paddle number is the winner. Winfrey’s Quarter Auction was held on Oct. 9 and raised more than $600 which would go towards a procedure to remove Winfrey’s teeth and replace them with dental implants. Winfrey also set up a GoFundMe account online, where people could contribute directly to her cause. With that account, Winfrey was able to raise more than $800. But the combined $1,400 was only a dent in the cost of the procedure, which could cost upwards of $10,000. Winfrey’s hope of healing her condition was not lost, however, after a dentist in Belle Glade agreed to cover the remaining cost of her dental procedure. Robert McClary, DDS, of Everglades Dental in Belle Glade, is no stranger to helping those in the community who cannot afford certain procedures. Winfrey is the third patient of McClary’s to receive dental implants at nearly no cost, but McClary thanks his staff, who he says are involved in the community and eager to help those in need. “I give all credit to my staff. They live in the community, they were born and raised here and they know people,” said McClary. Ironically, one of McClary’s staff members, LuLu Walker, mentioned helping Winfrey many months ago after seeing Winfrey at work. Walker told McClary about a hard-working woman who was willing to go out of her way to help you. Months later, Walker saw the Quarter Auction yer and told McClary that was the girl. McClary made arrangements with Moore to cover the remaining cost of the procedure and everything seemed to fall into place thereafter. Now, it is up to Winfrey to go through with the invasive procedure that McClary says is well worth it in the end. “In a year from now, she will have a beautiful smile,” he said. Until then, Winfrey is looking at several appointments before the implants will be ready and her smile will be transformed. The implants will not only change her appearance, giving her a beautiful smile, but will also cure her of the chronic infections caused by decaying teeth and will allow her to enjoy eating once again -a task that is too painful for her to bear at times. If all goes according to plan, Winfrey can expect to show off her new, pearly whites by next year and can say goodbye to the painful days gone by. LIFETIMEContinued From Page 1 Commissioner James Pittman suggested giving Mr. Perry a three-percent raise, equal to the raise city employees received this scal year. “My recommendation is three percent. I think Al [Perry] has a long way to go. I think there’s a lot of things he has to catch on to and I think he would admit to that, just like I would if I were sitting there after my rst year,” said Commissioner Pittman. Commissioner Kristine Petersen suggested a slightly higher raise of four percent. “I think a lot of hard work has been done, but I think a lot of hard work was known that had to be done,” began Commissioner Petersen. “Our employees hadn’t had a raise in a long time and they got three percent. I want to be cognizant of that. I don’t want to take anything away from what Al [Perry] has done, but when I look at the totality, for me, I land at four percent.” Commissioner Mali Gardner, on the other hand, wanted to give Mr. Perry a salary somewhat more equal to past city managers, saying it was “only fair” to do so. “We started his salary at $95,000, but I think he has proven himself over the past year. I think we should pay him what previous city managers have realized. I’m happy to make motion to have his salary at what we have paid previous city managers, which is $105,000. In my opinion, it is fair and right because we did start him lower,” said Commissioner Gardner. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez agreed with Commissioner Gardner. “I’m thinking along the lines of commissioner Gardner. When Al [Perry] started a year and half ago he didn’t have much experience, but he’s done everything we’ve asked of him. He’s been a great leader, a mature leader. ... Al’s local and his heart is in the right place. ... I’ll second Commissioner Gardner’s motion,” said Commissioner Rodriguez. With a motion and a second, discussion ended and commissioners voted 3-2 to raise Mr. Perry’s salary from $95,000 to $105,000, a roughly 10.5-percent increase. Commissioner Pittman and Commissioner Petersen voted against the motion.Microsoft IT AcademyCommissioner voted 5-0 to approve fees the Clewiston Library plans to charge for their new Microsoft IT Academy. The Academy was made possible by a grant from the Howard E. Hill Foundation given to the library last summer. The Academy will give residents who complete the training and exam a certi cation in the Microsoft Of ce Suite, without having to travel to the coast or pay top dollar for online courses. After reviewing rates charged by other educational institutions, Library Director Ava Barrett suggested charging residents $20 for the application, $50 for instructions and practice and $100 for the exam and one exam retake. City Manager Perry said the rates seem lower than those charged by other institutions, and commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the fees. Commissioner Gardner praised the Academy and the opportunities it will afford residents interested in pursuing the certi cation. “I think this is something very, very necessary for individuals in our community,” said Commissioner Gardner. “I’m happy to see the library helping our business community.” RAISEContinued From Page 1 SUBMITTED PHOTOCongressional candidate Jay Bonner (R) stopped by the Rotary Club luncheon and the Republican Headquarters on Monday. Pictured: Steven Nisbet (left) and Bonner (right). Congressional Candidate Visits Clewiston

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EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep is seeking an experienced Service Technician. Team player with excellent work ethics. Paid vacation, health insurance and 401k available. Please see David Garcia or David Bohlen. EOE / DFWP. 202 W Sugarland Hwy | Clewiston, FL 33440 863.983.4600 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time HELPWANTEDDependable handyman to work 25-30 hrs. wk. weed eating, painting etc. Apply Aruba RV Park 1073 Old Lakeport Rd. Moore Haven on Hwy 78 call for directions 863-946-1324 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist Position Summary: Working independently or in a team to plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs in accordance with Company, Local, State, and Federal rules and regulations. This work requires the application of engineering principles, technology, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) to prevent or correct environmental, food quality or site working conditions in and around the manufacturing division. Quali cations:• Bachelors degree in chemical, civil or environmental engineering, environmental science, or safety management, industrial hygiene or a related discipline.• 5 to 7 years of applicable experience. Working Conditions: 80% of the work environment is conducted in an outdoor environment, exposed to heights, extreme temperatures, loud noise, and low lighting while wearing PPE (i.e., hard hat, goggles, ear plugs, full-body suits, and respirators); regularly climbing stairs or ladders, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping, squatting, reaching overhead, and walking on uneven ground containing slip and trip hazards. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full Time Financial Analyst US SUGAR Primary Responsibilities• Coordinate, develop, and assist operations management in preparation of annual operating and capital budgets and quarterly forecasts• Prepare monthly ash and variance reports to communicate nancial performance to Prepare various reports and nancial analyses related to unit cost and cost center performance• Advise and assist operations management on determination of expense vs. capital expenditures• Build models to assess nancial viability of capital/operating projects• Liaison between operations management and Finance Department on nancial matters• SAP CO support (Activity Prices, Allocations, Chart of Accounts, systems issue resolution, etc.)• Perform ad hoc analysis as required by internal customers• Development of special projects individually and as a team member• Assist in the resolution of nancial issues as they relate to operations Minimum Requirements• Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting• Minimum of three years of work experience in a similar role• Self-motivated with independent decision making skills • Strong Excel knowledge including Pivot Tables, V-lookup, etc.• Experience in nancial ERP systems (SAP/BPC/BW) preferred• Strong communication and solid interpersonal skills• Ability to develop solid working relationships with internal customers EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time Preserve ManagerLykes Ranch has an immediate opening for a Preserve Manager for their hunting preserve in Glades County. Preferred applicants will have quail/bird hunting experience as well as supervisory/management background. Lykes Ranch offers competitive wages and bene ts package. Quali ed applicants should email their resume to patricia.storti@ lykesranch.com fax to (863) 763-3178 or apply online at www.lykesranch.com EEO/AA/DFW M/F/D/V Employment Full Time TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS PROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMS Work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. Attributes Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape. Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus. Network Administrator Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Real Estate ServicesMOORE HAVEN 2 BR, 2BA A/C Yard service incl. $495 mo. + deposit. Call 863-946-3376 (863)946-3376 Musical InstrumentsBaldwin Piano Console Style, Model No. 2026, Dark Wood Finish with matching bench and music light. All keys and peddles work. Located in Clewiston. $400.00/or best offer. (404)428-7003 or (863)983-7775 Wanted To Buy $100 EACH for Glades Co. License Plates Before 1959 beginning with 60 and Hendry Co. Before 1953 beginning with 49. RUSTY BENT TAGS OK. Jeff Francis 727-4241576 email gobucs13@aol.com Condos/Townhouses RentTOWNHOUSE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 409 San Pedro, Apt. #7 Clewiston. Ready to move it. $525 mo. New World Realty. 305-951-7666 Roberto. Rooms To RentRoom for rent in a Large House. Elec, internet, Water & Cable Incl. Partially Furnished, In Belle Glade near Gove Elementary. $350/mo + $200 dep & Proof of income Req. Call 786-499-9701 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc. needs a full-time Shipping Supervisor at the Belle Glade, FL warehouse/produce cooler to include day and night shifts. Position will assist with preparing budget, work closely with QC and QA departments, manage inventory, and provide ef cient and accurate receiving/loading functions. Applicants should have 5 yrs. experience in shipping supervision, receiving, loading, and warehouse management systems. Experience with produce, food safety, and PTI is desirable. Applicants must have a high school diploma (or equivalent), good working knowledge of MS Of ce, and must be open to travel. Company provides a competitive salary with life insurance and bene ts to include major medical, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401-k plan w/ matching, bonus, paid vacations, and holiday pay. Physical, drug screen and background check required EOE M/F/H/D/V. Applications are available at: HR Dept., 6000 Duda Rd., Belle Glade, FL. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice IN THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-85-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF FELIX CRUZ, SR. Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FELIX CRUZ, SR., deceased, whose date of death was June 4, 2014; is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 14-85-CP; the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CREDITOR CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: 10/16/2014. JUAN CRUZ Personal Representative: P.O. Box 2087 Immokalee, FL 34143 KENNETH E. KEMP, II, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0607401 PATRONE & KEMP, P.A. 12685 New Brittany Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907 Telephone: (239) 278-1800 467667 CN 10/16,23/2014 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-8-DP IN THE INTEREST OF ALBRITTON, DAISY JENNA, DOB: 07/25/2001 ECKER, BRANDI DANIELLE, DOB: 01/20/2005 ECKER, KAITLYN ASHLEY, DOB: 07/31/1997 STALANS, AMANDA NICOLE, DOB: 04/22/2000 Minor Children THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Andrew Ecker Biological Father Whereabouts Unknown NOTICE You are hereby noti ed that a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights has been led in the above styled Court in behalf of Daisy Jenna Albritton, a female child born on the 25th day o f July, 2001, in Highlands County, Florida; Brandi Danielle Ecker, a female child, born on the 20th day o f January, 2005, in Lee County, Florida; Kaitlyn Ashley Ecker, a female child born on the 31st day of July, 1997, in St. Lucie County, Florida; and Amanda Nicole Stalans, a female child born on the 22nd day of April, 2000, in St. Lucie County, Florida; by the State of Florida, Department o f Children and Family Services, and you are hereby commanded to be and appear before the Honorable James D. Sloan, Judge of the Circuit Court in the above Court at: Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at 9:00 a.m. o’clock, on the 26th day of November, 2014, for an Advisory/Adjudicatory Hearing, to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY/ ADJUDICATORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND rim:m SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHT’S ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. Pursuant to Sections 39.804(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability o f private placement with an adoption entity, as de ned in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes. AMERICAN 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 Dolly Ballard, Operations Division Manager whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1771, 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, thin 711. WITNESS BY HAND as the Cler k of Said Court and the seal thereon, this 14th day of October, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: DEPUTY CLER K 467779 GCD 10/30;11/6,13,20/2014 IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT Case No.: 14DM6741 IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF ELVIN GEOVANI ALVAREZ, Petitioner, KATHERYN DARLENE ALVAREZ, Respondent. Pursuant to KSA Chapter 60 NOTICE OF DIVORCE THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby noti ed that the above-named Elivin Geovani Alvarez has led a petition in the above South on the 1st day of October, 2014, praying for a ‘Order for Divorce’ from the above named Respondent whose residence is unknown after effort to ascertain the same. You are required to plead in response to the petition on or before the 30th day of November, 2014, (60 days) in this Court at Wichita, Kansas. If you fail to plead, a decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Please take notice and govern yourself accordingly. Elvin Geovani Alvarez, Petitioner 46776 CN 10/23,30;11/6,13/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 14 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT Hendry-LaBelle Regional Sports Park Complex Hendry County will conduct a public meeting to discuss capital improvements for the Hendry-LaBelle Regional Sports Park Complex (Forrey Park). The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss a $200,000 application for a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grant to help nance improvements at the park. The meeting will be conducted at the Hendry County Administration Complex, Conf. Room #2, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014. This 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. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 467833 CN/CB 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the INA Group, 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 3246 2010 1214334-040000E0140 Peter Hill Lot 14, Block E, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, 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 November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467680 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank/RMC USAB Lift, 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 1129 2011 1274331-010000F0160 Betty Shea Est The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block F, 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 November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467677 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 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 1227 2010 1284331-A0001070000 O Lile Inc The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 434, 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 November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467670 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the INA Group, 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 2038 2010 1244432-A0000270000 Carmen E Martinez The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5392 and 5393, 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 November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467678 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1334 2010 1354331-010000O0141 Tarpon IV LLC Tract 15, Block “O”: The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as 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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467590 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1386 2010 1294332-A0000660000 Gari A Senderhoff The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS road dedication of 25 feet on the North side and 25 feet on the West side of said tract. 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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467591 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2014-CA-000019 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, V S. ROMERO VILLARREAL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION T O: OLIVIA VILLARREAL LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4041 ALBANY ROAD LABELLE, FL 33935-5518 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OLIVIA VALLARREAL LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4041 ALBANY ROAD LABELLE, FL 33935-5518 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN A NY 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 26, BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86 THROUGH 102 INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.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., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, T ampa, 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 27th day of March, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ MaryAnn Munoz As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 NUTTER-FNMA-jnutt-Team 2 WELLSLPS-FHA-R-kvickers-Team 1F13017233-F13017233 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court A dministrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 467643 CN 10/16,23/2014 IN THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-85-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF FELIX CRUZ, SR. Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (Intestate) The administration of the estate of FELIX CRUZ, SR., deceased, File Number 14-85-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All interested persons on whom this Notice of Administration is served must le any objections that challenge the quali cations of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court, by ling a petition or other pleading requesting relief with this Court, in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is October 16th, 2014. JUAN CRUZ Personal Representative: P.O. Box 2087 Immokalee, FL 34143 KENNETH E. KEMP, II, Esquire Attorney for Juan Cruz Florida Bar No. 0607401 PATRONE & KEMP, P.A. 12685 New Brittany Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907 Telephone: (239) 278-1800 467691 CN 10/16,23/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 11-1-14 at 10:30 a.m. LUMART A/C STORAGE, 640 E. PASADENA AVE., CLEWISTON, FL 863-983-2162 will sell at public sale the personal property therefore stored with the undersigned. Janette Martin Unit #113 Kids bike, bedroom set, misc. items Grace Alvardez Unit #158 Of ce equipment Deanna Penton Unit #144 Kids items, bedroom items and misc. items 467777 CN 10/23,30/2014 LEGAL NOTICE Friday, December 05, 2014 has been set as the date for the Hendry County State Legislative Delegation’s public hearing for local bills. All proposals for the local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing and must be drafted in bill form. Five (5) copies (NO staples) of the local bill should be submitted to the of ce of Representative Matt Hudson no later than noon on Friday, November 14, 2014. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda for the delegation hearings, please contact Representative Hudson at (863) 675-5267 or email Kim.Hamilton@my oridahouse.gov. 467818 CN 10/23/2014 LEGAL NOTICE T he following vehicle will be sold at public auction on November 3rd, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston, FL 33440: 1996 Jeep VIN: 1J4FT68S6TL301251 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 467847 CN 10/23/2014 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on October 27th, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.467817 CN/CB 10/23/2014 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 Glades 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. Lykes Brothers Inc (Lykes Bros-BMP 4 and 5 Project) 106 SW County Road 721, Okeechobee, FL 33440, has submitted Application 140925-11 for a new Water Use Permit 22-00541-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 4,5,6,8,9, Township 39 South, Range 32 East. 467793 GCD 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 11:30 A.M., in Conference Room # 1, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. 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. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 467728 CN/CB 10/16,23/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Ch 715.585(6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with power of attorney will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 week prior @ lien facility; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer prem; any person interested ph (954) 563-1999 Sale date November 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 27523 1999 Mercedes VIN#: WDBJF70H1XA780787 Lienor: Rivera’s Transmission & Auto Repair LLC, 343 Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston 561-261-7099 Lien Amt $2455.25 Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911 467815 CN 10/23/2014 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. PF O’Conner, Jr. (O’Conner Grove) 1228 Jerdik Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471, has submitted Application 140908-21 for a new Water Use Permit 26-00450-W to irrigate 41 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Mid-Hawthorn Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 31,32, Township 43 South, Range 32 East. Alico Inc (Hill Grade Combined Sugar Cane) 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33913, has submitted Application 140923-8 for a new Water Use Permit to irrigate 6,343 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 1-25,27-33, Township 45 South, Ranges 32-33 East. 467795 CN 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank/RMC USAB Lift, 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 3394 2011 2024329-61000000060 Lyle F McCandless Parts of Lots 2 and 3, ROSENBERRY SUBDIVISION, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records of Lee County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of Lot 3 of Rosenberry Subdivision, of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, as a point of beginning; thence East, along the South boundary of Lot 3, a distance of 538 feet to the West line of Carlyle Street; thence North, along the West line of Carlyle Street, a distance of 231.80 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 175 feet; thence South, parallel to Carlyle Street, a distance of 151.80 feet; thence West, parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 363 feet to the West line of Lot 3; thence South, a distance of 81 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 November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467675 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2257 2011 1274432-A0000500100 Rochelle A Miller Lot No. 785, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision, more particularly described as follows: The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement over the West 30 feet thereof. TOGETHER WITH a 2006 SCOTBILT double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. SBHGA1490501215A & SBHGA149051215B, Title Nos. 95816594 & 95816668, and RP Decal Nos. 12528874 & 12528875, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: Central Mobile Homes, Inc. and First National Bank of Wauchula) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-27-A00-0050.0100 Property Address: 265 S. Estribo 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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467584 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 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 1941 2011 1244432-A0000080000 Javier Oquendo + Augustina G Spina + Larry Oquendo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5414, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) TOGETHER WITH a 1982 LIBERTY single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. 10L14815, Title No. 21391597, and RP Decal No. 12105741, which is permanently af xed to real property. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-24-A00-0008.0000 Property Address: 460 N. Zambria Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467669 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 80 2010 1174328-A0000080000 David Curtis & Elizabeth Ann Johnson Beginning 1320 feet North of the Southeast corner of Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence West 396 feet; thence North 330 feet; thence East 396 feet; thence South 330 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. EXCEPT the East 70 feet for road right-of-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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467587 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1166 2010 1274331-010000A0060 Alexander Roque + Rebecca Turnes The Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 6, Block A, 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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467589 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3131 2011 1214334-100002D0120 Wilfred F Boyce Lot 12, Block 2D of SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, P ages 98 and 99, public records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-100-002D-012.0 Property Address: 707 Carolina Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467586 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Christopher P. Hernandez, 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 3935 2010 4104329-02020650170 Denton II LLC Lot 17, Block 2065 of PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 4-29-43-10-020-2065.017.0 Property Address: 3054 W. Briarwood Circle, Port LaBelle, FL 33935 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467595 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1138 2010 1224331-010000L0070 Juan Hinojosa + Silvya Hinojosa The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 7, Block L, 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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467588 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3109 2011 1214334-040000B0030 Joan Charles Lot 3, Block B of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, P ages 136 and 137, public records of Hendry County Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1994 MERITT double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. FLHMLCP34610536A & FLHMLCP34610536B, Title Nos. 65971464 & 65971465 and RP Decal Nos. 0586356 & 0586355, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: United Companies Landing Corporation) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-040-000B-003.0 Property Address: 908 Alabama Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467585 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank/RMC USAB Lift, 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 2858 2011 1144334-02200001080 George Alverez Lot 108, RIDGEDILL SUBDIVISION, Addition No. 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, P ages 117 and 118 of the public records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1990 OAK SPRINGS double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. 32620248AZ & 32620248BZ, Title Nos. 49104975 & 49098334, and RP Decal Nos. 396718 & 396719, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Titles in the name of Eugolgio & Marcelina P. Alvarez) (Lien Holder: First Bank of Clewiston) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-14-022-0000-108.0 Property Address: 1782 Melissa Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467597 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the INA Group, 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 2583 2010 1354432-A0002340000 Mario Nodal & Megan Marie Robinson The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3852, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. 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 November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467679 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT Hendry-LaBelle Community Civic Park Hendry County will conduct a public meeting to discuss capital improvements for the Hendry-LaBelle Community Civic Park (Soccer Park). The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss a $200,000 application for a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grant to help nance improvements at the park. The meeting will be conducted at the Hendry County Administration Complex, Conf. Room #2, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014. This 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. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 467832 CN/CB 10/23/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 222011CA000107CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. JOHN JAY WATKINS, ESQUIRE, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF HOSEA J. GIRTMAN; 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; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HOSEA J. GIRTMAN; BRANDY ROMINE AS GUARDIAN OF MICHAEL DAMIAN GIRTMAN; BRANY ROMINE AS GUARDIAN OF DALTON LEE GIRTMAN; Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of For closure dated October 14, 2014, in the above-styled cause, 1 will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on Nov. 13, 2014. These sales begin at 11:00 AM and are held only on Tuesdays at the GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, located at 500 Avenue J, in Moore Haven, Florida 33471, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, the following described property: TRACT B, BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THOSE PORTIONS THEREOF AS CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 184, PAGE 278 AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. LEGAL RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 227, PAGE 102: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID CORNER TRACT B, THENCE N 8934’54” E, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT B, N 8934’54 E, A DISTANCE OF 167.93 FEET; THENCE N 0025’06” W A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET. A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4620’03” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF N 6711’44” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 47.21 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS INTERSECTION. LEGAL RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 184, PAGE 278 IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE N 0025’06” W ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 56.27 FEET; THENCE N 6035’38” E A DISTANCE OF 280.38 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PALM STREET; THENCE ALONG AN ARC OF CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY, BEING CONCAVE IN THE WESTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 15,24858’43” AN A LONG CHORD BEARING S 928’42” W FOR DISTANCE OF 13.90 FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVE; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING CONCAVE IN THE EASTERLY SIDE HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE 6129’47” AND A LONG CHORD BEARING OF S 13 16’49” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 61.35 FEET; THENCE S 4558’17” W A DISTANCE OF 172.02 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B”, THENCE S 8934’54” W ALONG SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT “B” A DISTANCE OF 131.98 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 250 LISA LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974, GLADES COUNTY 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Lee County Court, (239) 533-9197, or the Florida Relay Service number, 1-800-955-8771 or 800-955-8770, for assistance. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on Oct. 14, 2014. SHANDY ANDERSON Deputy Clerk of Court 467831 GCD 10/23,30/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank/RMC USAB Lift, 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 21 2011 1024328-030000D0040 Augustin Deras & Victor Deras Lot 4, Block D, Fort Denaud Acr es, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 108, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1992 CRESENT double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. 146M659A & 146M659B, Title Nos. 60382470 & 60382471, and RP Decal No. R0396652 & R0396653, which is permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holders: Wachovia Bank NA-Retail) Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-28-43-02-030-000D-004.0 Property Address: 3634 Ft Keis Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 20th day of November, 2014. Dated this 8th day of October, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467676 CN 10/16,23,30;11/6/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING THE CITY OF CLEWISTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Notice is hereby given that the City of Clewiston shall hold a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board acting as the Local Planning Agency to consider amending the Comprehensive Plan of Clewiston, Florida and to transmit the proposed amendments to the City Commission. This hearing is for the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-02 AN ORDINANCE OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FUTURE LAND USE, TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, HOUSING, SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE, POTABLE WATER AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE, CONSERVATION, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT, ECONOMIC, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES ELEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND PLANNING AGENCY AND OTHER REVIEWING AGENCIES UNDER THE STATE EXPEDITED REVIEW PROCESS; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. The hearing, continuance of the October 6, 2014, will be held on November 3, 2014 commencing at 5:30 p.m., at the City of Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to appear and be hear d regarding the proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. A copy of the proposed Amendments and the Adoption Ordinance shall be available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the City Clerk, City of Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at any of these meetings because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the City Clerk’s of ce at (863) 983-1484 extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If any person decides to appeal any decision made in any matter considered at these meetings/hearings, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, to include the testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based. I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify the above Notice of Meeting of the Planning & Zoning Board of the City of Clewiston is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said Notice at the front and rear entrances of City Hall, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times. Al Perry, City Manager Clewiston, Florida 467848 CN 10/23/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3856 2010 4104329-020000A0020 Anita Jagernauth Tract A, Block 2181, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 60 thu 72, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, LESS the following described parcel: Beginning at the Northwesterly corner of said Tract “A” at a point on the Southerly right-of-way line of S.W. Eucalyptus Boulevard being the tangent end of curve; thence S 84 degrees 12’ 27” E, along said Southerly right-of-way line and the North line of said Tract “A”, 583.10 feet; thence S 05 degrees 47’33” W, 350.01 feet to the South line of said Tract “A”; thence N 84 degrees 12’ 27” W, along said South line, 569.55 feet to a point on the West line of said Tract “A” and the beginning of a non-tangent curve to the right on the East right-of-way line of N.W. Beachwood Circle; thence Northerly along said East right-of-way line along the arc of said curve with a radius of 1060.00 feet, a central angle of 15 degrees 29’ 55” and a chord of 285.55 feet, bearing N 01 degree 57’ 25”, 286.73 feet, to the tangent end of said curve; thence N 05 degrees 47’ 33” E, along said East right-of-way line of N.W. Beachwood Circle, 41.76 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of a tangent curve to the right; thence along the arc of said curve to the right; thence along the arc of said curve having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle of 90 degrees 00’ 00” and a chord of 35.36 feet bearing N 50 degrees 47’ 33” E, 39.27 feet to the tangent end of said curve and the Point-of-Beginning. Bearing are based on the centerline of S.W. Eucalyptus Boulevard bearing S 84 degrees 12’ 27” E, as shown on the Plat of Port LaBelle Unit 2. 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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467593 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 16

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013 CA 933 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. WOODROW BRYAN, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WOODROW BRYAN 1132 KENTUCKY AVE CLEWISTON, FL 33440 OR 1911 SW 148TH WAY MIRAMAR, FL 33027 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WOODROW BRYAN 1132 KENTUCKY AVE CLEWISTON, FL 33440 OR 1911 SW 148TH WAY MIRAMAR, FL 33027 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 9, BLOCK 8, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 5, TO CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 48 AND 49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Amanda A. Shough, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida: 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 16 day of October, 2014. 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 the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: S. Miller, D.C. Deputy Clerk 467428 CN 10/23,30/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank/RMC USAB Lift, 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 3375 2011 2024329-28000000862 Ventura A LLC Lot 162, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, Section 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 Second Thursday in the month of November, 2014 which is the 13th day of November, 2014 Dated this 1st day of October, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 467596 CN 10/9,16,23,30/2014 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTMore than $150 million in new state funding included in the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) recently approved budget is being put to work on an array of critical projects to improve water quality and supply for the Everglades and South Florida’s environment. “Providing clean water to restore the Everglades and protect South Florida’s water resources requires strong commitment as well as signi cant funding,” said SFWMD Executive Director Blake Guillory. “Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature provided both this year, with a state budget that allows this agency to move forward on projects to achieve these important goals.” Everglades Restoration: $102 Million Given its critical importance to Floridians, the largest portion of new state funding is being invested in Everglades Restoration. Funding includes:  $32 million for Governor Scott’s Restoration Strategies plan to improve Everglades water quality. Funding will be directed toward continuing construction of the A-1 and L-8 ow equalization basins, which will store and improve water ows into Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) that remove phosphorus from Everglades-bound water. The funding will also help complete design work to increase capacity at STA-1 West, near Wellington, as well as to plan and prepare the Mecca Shallow Impoundment site, which will help provide water for the Loxahatchee River.  $40 million for the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area. The former citrus operation in Martin County is set to become a 6,300-acre wetland to clean local stormwater runoff before it reaches the St. Lucie River and Estuary. State funds will be used to accelerate construction of the STA component and pump station construction. The contract for STA construction was approved by the Governing Board in September.  $18 million for the C-43 Reservoir project. Funding allows the District to begin early work on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) project to capture local basin runoff to protect the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. Work includes construction of a key berm and pump station.  $5 million for Kissimmee River Restoration. Funding will help acquire about 500 acres needed to continue the successful effort to restore the river and oodplain, which continue to show positive signs of ecosystem recovery.  $5 million to support C-111 South Dade project construction. This funding will allow the District to acquire about 525 acres needed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for constructing a key component of the project to help improve hydrology and water ow to Everglades National Park.  $2 million for Picayune Strand Restoration. Funds will be used to carry out testing for pump stations that will help restore the hydrology of the area. Dispersed Water Management Program: $13 Million Along with projects to improve Everglades water quality, storing water on public and private lands is a key tool to reduce the amount of water owing into Lake Okeechobee and/or sent to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries during high water conditions. This year, the Governor and Legislature have invested $13 million to further the effort, known as the Dispersed Water Management Program. To date, the District has stored an average annual of 86,257 acre-feet. Of 43 project sites, 29 are operational with the remaining sites being planned or under construction. As of early October, 28 of the sites are full. The total potential retention capacity for all 43 sites is 88,585 acre-feet, or approximately 29 billion gallons of water. Moving Water South and Land Preservation: $2.8 Million + $20 Million In concert with its Dispersed Water Management Program, the District has been working to send as much water south as practicable from Lake Okeechobee. The state’s appropriation of $2.8 million will be used to increase water storage on publicly owned lands. Funds will also cover the cost of continued extended operations at major pump stations to assist in conveying water south from the lake and to operate new pumps installed last year. In addition, $20 million from the Florida Forever fund will go toward acquiring land needed for the Indian River Lagoon-South natural lands project. About the South Florida Water Management District The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state – 16 counties from Orlando to the Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s ve water management districts. The agency mission is to manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving water quality, ood control, natural systems and water supply. A key initiative is cleanup and restoration of the Everglades. SFWMD Puts State Funding to WorkGovernor, Legislature invest in protecting South Florida’s water resources SUBMITTED PHOTOSProjects such as the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) out ow pump station and the A-1 FEB in ow water control structure are being constructed to help improve Everglades water quality. “PROVIDING CLEAN WATER TO RESTORE THE EVERGLADES AND PROTECT SOUTH FLORIDA’S WATER RESOURCES REQUIRES STRONG COMMITMENT AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT FUNDING... GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE PROVIDED BOTH THIS YEAR, WITH A STATE BUDGET THAT ALLOWS THIS AGENCY TO MOVE FORWARD ON PROJECTS TO ACHIEVE THESE IMPORTANT GOALS.”BLAKE GUILLORY.

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 18 Active Citizens for Children would like to thank those that came out to join us for our rst color run held September 20 at the Elks Lodge Field. We would also like to thank Walgreens and the Elks Lodge for their help in making this event possible. Keep a look out for our next event on our Facebook page activecitizensforchildren or website activecitizensforchildren.com. ACFC Color Run SUBMITTED PHOTOAll the participates in this year’s Color Run. SUBMITTED PHOTOAt the end of the event, there was a nal color throw. Everyone had a blast! SUBMITTED PHOTORunners as they passed the nal station.

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19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 23, 2014 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHAs a parent, one of the rst decisions you have to make is how to feed your baby. This decision is important and should re ect what is best for your infant's health now, and in the future. The WIC Breastfeeding Team with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Hendry and Glades Counties can help you. Here are few examples that can help you to decide about breastfeeding. A new mom might say: "Wow, my baby is here and beautiful as can be! Should I breast feed or formula feed?" Classes are provided at the Department's of ces in Hendry and Glades counties. Classes are available in English and Spanish. Some of the basic reasons why a mother should decide to breastfeed include the following: Baby's Health. Breastfeeding and human milk are the natural and normal way to feed your baby. Experts agree that babies who receive only breast milk for about six months and continue until the rst birthday (along with the right beginner foods) get the most bene ts! They are less likely to develop health problems including ear infections, diarrhea, asthma, obesity and breathing problems. Breastfeeding also gives the best nutrition to help babies grow well and "sets the stage" for doing really well in school! Mom's Health. Moms bene t from breastfeeding, too. Moms who breastfeed tend to have less risk for breast and ovarian cancers, diabetes and high blood pressure. They even lose weight faster after having their babies. Environmental Health. Breastfeeding makes the environment cleaner by reducing the amount of trash that lls land lls. Babies go through about nine to 12 cans of formula each month. Imagine how many cans all the formula-fed babies go through each year! Family's Financial Health. Breastfeeding is free. Babies who only are given breast milk are sick less often so mom misses less work. That also means less time and money is spent on doctor visits and medicine. A parent may say, "I had a hard time nursing my rst child. I just didn't make enough milk. However, when I started formula, I had to go through several different formulas to nd one that didn't constipate her, cause her to throw up or cause her to just be fussy! I really want to breastfeed my next baby and want to know if some mothers can't make enough milk." WIC gives you support when you need it the most! The classes include information about things that make breastfeeding complicated and give ideas to make breastfeeding successful. There is also "one-on-one" support. The WIC Breastfeeding Team consists of two International Board Certi ed Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and WIC staff. The IBCLCs have hours of education on breastfeeding. Doctors rely on IBCLCs to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. WIC Peer Counselors are trained to provide "mother-to-mother" education and support through breastfeeding classes, support groups and one-onone counseling. All WIC staff has also been trained to help teach you how to breastfeed your baby. To reach your breastfeeding goals, you need an extended team of "helpers" and healthcare professionals to support you. This breastfeeding team can include family, friends, physicians, nurses, midwives, employers, and childcare providers. Together, the community breastfeeding team provides information to boost con dence, protects mothers against critics, gives reassurance and lends a hand to help breastfeeding mothers succeed. WIC is an active part of the community breastfeeding team. Another parent might say: "I want to breastfeed, but I have to go back to work right after delivery!" Being separated from your baby is dif cult but WIC can provide support to help you through the process. There is also a breast pump loan program available for mothers exclusively breastfeeding and going back to work or school. The team can help you gure out how and when to pump. To apply for WIC and to learn more about our Breastfeeding Program, contact WIC at 239-344-2000 or toll free 800-332-2341. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Your Go-To Place for Breastfeeding Information and Support! FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY THEATRE, INCFirehouse Community Theatre, Inc is excited to announce that playwright, James Danek will be visiting LaBelle to watch the production of "Marrying Walt." Mr. Danek wrote the play and will y to Florida just to see his play in action. It is such an honor to have Mr. Danek visit and watch the "local actors" in LaBelle. "Marrying Walt" (A Play in Two Acts) will run for two weekends (Oct. 31, Nov 1, 2 and then Nov 7, 8, 9) at the Firehouse Community Theatre, Inc. in LaBelle, Florida. This play was written by James Danek and is being directed by Mike Shough. It is a hilarious yet romantic comedy which starts out in a seniorcitizen mobile-home park in Southwest Florida. It soon turns out that lovebirds Mary and Walt aren't really married, so they take off to Las Vegas to get hitched by Elvis and at the same time, Walt's demanding and bossy daughter arrives from Wisconsin to take him away from "that woman!" For more information about Mr. Danek, the play or about the Firehouse Theatre, Inc, you may email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com. You can also visit the website: www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com.About James DanekJames Danek received his BFA and MA from the University of Illinois and continued with his Ph.D. work at the University of Michigan. Jim has worked as a professor of Speech and Theatre at the University of Illinois, University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis as well as the State Prison in Jackson, Michigan. Previous productions and readings of Jim's scripts include Kitchy Kitchy Koo; Break Time, Kaboom!; Domestic America; Cat's Alley; Mind the Gap; Marrying Walt; Evelyn's Girls, American Gothic Summer, Gooseberry Lane, Henchmen and Memories of Viola in various locations including Champaign-Urbana and Chicago, Illinois; Jackson, Michigan; Lake Wales, Marathon, Hernando, Crystal River, Sun City Center and Winter Haven, Florida; Guntersville, Alabama; Newton, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Burlington, Vermont; Scottdale, Pennsylvania; Roswell, New Mexico; Prague, Czech Republic; Heidelberg, Germany; Vicenza, Italy and Paris, France. Jim has worked as an actor and director both here in the States and in Germany and Italy in such productions as The Miser; Julius Caesar; The Comedy of Errors; A Moon for the Misbegotten; No Exit; My Three Angels; Dial "M" for Murder; Happy Birthday, Wanda June; Goodbye, Charlie; The Wager; The Killing of Sister George; Seventy Girls, Seventy; The Prisoner of Second Avenue; Sleuth; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; East Lynne; A Midsummer Night's Dream; That Championship Season; Gypsy; Side by Side by Sondheim; South Paci c; Never Too Late; Sailor Beware; Love and Kisses; Angel Street; Mary, Mary; The Odd Couple; Over the Tavern; The Owl and the Pussycat; Canterbury Tales; A Thousand Clowns; Marvin's Room; Inherit the Wind; Major Barbara; Red Roses for Me; See How They Run; Royal Gambit; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Richard II opposite Christopher Walken. Jim's more recent Florida adventure was in Hernando where he directed a production of his script Memories of Viola and Wiesbaden, Germany and Vicenza, Italy where he directed productions of The Elephant Man and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The Elephant Man was presented as part of a European-wide competition. Playwright James Danek Will Be in LaBelle at the FirehouseTheatre COURTESY PHOTO AS A PARENT, ONE OF THE FIRST DECISIONS YOU HAVE TO MAKE IS HOW TO FEED YOUR BABY. THIS DECISION IS IMPORTANT AND SHOULD REFLECT WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR INFANT’S HEALTH NOW, AND IN THE FUTURE.

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