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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Publication Date: 07-14-2011
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Thursday, July 14, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 104 •Glades Academy achieves ‘A’ grade 2 •Bird watching column 7 •Lakeside Medical starts new program 12 • Sports Page 10 •Weekly arrest report 11 • Weather and lake level 5 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Belle Glade Lions Club held their annual installation on Friday, June 3, at Big Bertha’s in Pahokee. For full article, turn to page 19. Local schools see improvement, Glade View under investigationBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunScored as a separate entity, Palm Beach County schools in the Glades scored a “D” grade, according to scores recently released by the Florida Department of Education. Information is not yet available for the high schools in the area, and are expected to be released later this year, but the stats do demonstrate an overall improvement at several local schools, most notably in area elementary schools. One school, Belle Glade Elementary, managed to shed its “F” grade from the previous year. The school experienced an improvement in the percentage of its students meeting high standards in Reading, Writing, jumping up nine points (45 percent of students met high standards) and 21 points (92 percent of students met high standards), respectively. The school fared less well in Math, seeing a drop of 14 points, 39 percent met high standards, and in Science, where only 16 percent of students met high standards, down from 21 percent the previous year. The highest-scoring school this year was PaGlades Schools Average “D” Grade Multiple gunshots fail to strike politicianBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunPahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser found himself in a tense situation on Tuesday night following the Pahokee City Commission Meeting. As he walked to his home, walking in the area of South Elm Street, the mayor reported hearing multiple gunshots re in the dark. Uninjured by the shooting, the mayor quickly called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce. The incident happened just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The sheriff’s of ce released little information about the shooting earlier this week, reporting that the mayor saw at least one subject at the scene: a tall, black male who was wearing all black. Pahokee Mayor Believes He Was Shot AtSee Grades — Page 19 See Shot — Page 11 Lions Club installs new members

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Rosenwald Elementary Summer AcademyIncoming Students in grades K-5 have the opportunity to attend the Rosenwald Summer Academy. The academy is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with breakfast being served from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. To date, over 70 students have participated in the program which began on June 20.Big Lake Track ClubAfter qualifying at a recent AAU regional track meet, 17 youth from the Big Lake Track Club of Belle Glade will compete for a chance to be National Champs in their respective events. The National Competition will be held in New Orleans, LA from July 30 to Aug. 6. The Big Lake Track Club is excepting all donations to help cover the costs associated with the w eek long event. To make contributions or for more information, contact coach Louis Butts at 561-983-5708.Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenThere will be a meeting on the second Thursday of the month. Those dates include: July 14, A ug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, and Nov. 12. The meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the West County Senior Center in Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-289-8578.United M.B. Church Annual Men’s Day CelebrationIt’s that time again for United M.B. Church Annual Men’s Day Celebration on July 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location for this event is at 212 North Bar eld Highway Pahokee (United Church). The theme for this grand occasion is “Men of Faith Committed to God”. Also in observance of United Men’s Day Celebration there will be a glorious Gospel Fest held at United M.B.Church on Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m. For further information you may contact Dea. Robert Hart Jr. at 561-985-3653 or Dea. Kenneth Biggs at 561902-7045.Booker T. Washington School ReunionB.T.W School is pleased to announce their third All Classes reunion on July 15-17, 2011. Please save the date on your calendars and make plans to attend. It’s time to meet again and enjoy, reminisce and renew old friendships. If anyone is interested in serving on the Reunion Committee, please contact Nada Miles Harrison at 863-425-5728. More details will be announced as the event draws near.Fish Camp 2011A sh camp will be held from Aug. 8 to 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roland Martin’s Marina Condo Clubhouse. The camp consists of ve days of instruction and actual shing time for the week. The campers will participate and discuss different lures, tackle, shing tactics, boater safety, sh identi cation, sheries biology, lake ecosystems, natural resource stewardship, conservation, sh cleaning and disposal, sh cooking and participate in a shing tournament at the end of the week. The kids will also be shing from the banks and be able to utilize the ve boats and trolling motors supplied by the FWC. At the end of the camp the participants will receive a Certi cate of Completion from the FWC, Boater Safety Certi cation from the FWC, they will also take home with them at the end of camp, about $150 in tackle and merchandise. Call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492 and ll out a registration form. The camp is limited to the rst 20 paid campers. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Cynthia Orsenigo, a Junior at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama was recently recognized for her achievement in academics. She attended the spring session and received a 4.0 grade point average. She is currently in the Pre-audiology program and will graduate in August 2012. Her major is in Communication Disorders. She is the daughter of Paul Orsenigo of Loxahatchee and Susie Orsenigo of Wellington. Cynthia is a 2008 graduate of Glades Day School, Belle Glade. LOCAL GIRL ACHIEVES 4.0 GPA On Thursday, July 14, at 6 p.m. Palm Beach County will hold an informational meeting and accept input from the public about the upcoming County redistricting process. This process is related to the redistricting of County Commission districts and is not related to State House, State Senate or Congressional districts which is a separate process which will be completed by the Florida legislature. The meeting will take place in the hearing room at Palm Beach County’s Vista Center which is located at 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, 33411. This meeting will focus on a set of redistricting goals which may include, but not restricte d to achieving population equity (10 percent o r less variance among districts population) amon g Commission Districts, adhering to Section 2 of th e Voting Rights Acts of 1965, as amended and inter preted through case law, following major natura l and man-made boundaries, maintaining integrit y of Communities of Interest, including municipa l boundaries, insuring compactness and contiguit y of districts and preserving the core of the existin g voter’s districts. These goals were used in setting boundarie s in the 1991 and 2001 redistricting processes. Palm Beach County to Hold Meeting on Upcoming Redistricting Process Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www. newszap.com, click on the community name and your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics. What follows is a sampling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!Summer CampSummer Camp at the Pahokee Parks and Recreation takes on special meaning this year, the middle school students are required to read a book and write a three paragraph page on what they have read. We adults think that summer camp is all play and no study. Well, after nine months of school as usual, the summer should be fun in the sun; but, in my opinion, kids should not forget to take thirty minutes each day to read and do something what would enhance their education. Reading is a good way to visit places that you will never be able to visit, or go on an adventure with a interesting stranger that you will never meet. A good book can do just that and more for you. The staff at the Pahokee Parks and Recreational Center is doing a great job and I would like to thank them. They are keeping the children focus on reading. The children are learning that to become a well balance and responsible adult. You have to incorporate learning and teachable moments even in play, fun and recreation. I am thrilled to see a classroom of kids reading! SPEAK OUT As Principal of Rosenwald Elementary School, I would like to thank my staff members for their hardwork, dedication and loyalty. Rosenwald is a great educational option for the children in the City of South Bay. Rosenwald Staff Members: Jymel Andrew, Tonja Allen, Vertitia Bell, Josie Boone, Brandon Brady, Jeanne Brady, Fred Brockman, Stacy Bryant, Ida Butts, Marcy Calabrese, Tawny Chastine, Eva Cisneros, Nakia Collier, Eva Cortez, Garry Davis, Erin Donegan, Shundra Dowers (Principal), Jamie Evans, Sheresa Fairclogh, Sandy Forbes, Catherine Francis, Sabine Gousse, Audr a Humphries, Marilyn Humphries, Jeralene Johnson, Sharon Johnson, Mary Jones, Laura Krielow, Tara Lawrence, Carla Little-Grif ths, Nedra Loggins, Julia McLaughlin, Dionne Napier (Assistant Principal), Sekeithia Pierre, Gary Singleton, Martha Soriano, Jacquelyn Stewart, Mary Stinson, Valerie Walker, Rebecca Watson, Victor West, Lenorris Wilson, Ann Williams, Fannie Johnson, Eunice West, Mangelyn Gibbons, Carla Lewis, and Charlotte Lovely.Principal Shundra Dowers LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsWith temperatures rising as we roll into the summer, the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments would like to urge people to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, such as heat stress, exhaustion and stroke. Warning signs of heat exhaustion can vary, but may include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fainting, mo ist and cool skin, fast and weak pulse, and fast and shallow breathing. If you suspect heat exhaustion, cooling measures that may be effective can include drinking cool, non-alcoholic beverages as directed by a health care provider; resting in an air-conditioned environment; and taking a cool shower, bath or sponge bath. If left untreated, heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke, which occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. Immediately seek medical attention if you have any of these symptoms: hot, dry skin or profuse sweating; throbbing headache; confusion/ dizziness; hallucinations; chills; high body temperature; or slurred speech. Here are some tips to help prevent heat-related illnesses: Drink plenty of uids that do not contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar. Don’t wait until y ou are thirsty. Limit outside activity to morning and evening hours. Be cautious and stay out of the sun when exercising between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children, seniors and persons with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors. Dress for summer by wearing lightweight, light-colored and loosetting clothing to re ect heat and sun. Wear wide-brimmed hats to shade the sun. Protect your eyes and skin by wearing sunglasses and sunscreen. Use sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen should be applied every two to four hours, liberally enough that it forms a lm when initially applied. Don’t leave children or pets in an unattended vehicle. The temperature can reach 135 degrees in less than 10 minutes. For more information regarding heat related illnesses, please visit http://emergency.cdc.gov/ disasters/extremeheat/index.asp. Summer Heat Safety Tips 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The engraved bricks,purchased by members of our community from the hospital foundation,have arrived at Hendry Regional Medical Center. The bricks are displayed at the entrance of the new emergency department and the atrium area.This will be a great place for patients,families,visitors,hospital staff and the entire community to enjoy as part of our new,state-of-the-art facility. It's not too late for you to buy one of these beautifully crafted bricks.Commemorate someone you love with his/her name,or the name of a business/organization.It's a wonderful opportunity for you to honor or memorialize that special person in your life. Buy a brick today for $100 ($150 for an 8x8) and leave your mark for a lifetime! Call thehospital foundation office at 863-983-2735 or order through our website by accessing the foundation page at www.hendryregional.org. SKIN CANCER IS CURABLE First 25 callers receive a FREE SKIN CANCER EXAM!(863) 763-94 84 202 NE 2ND St Call for an appointment today! today!MARDERDERMATOLOGY.COMOkeechobee Board Certified Dermatologist • Most Insurances AcceptedExam is $135Value 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its nal orange crop forecast for the 20102011 season, showing a 1 million box reduction to 139 million boxes. Although the June to July number was down the overall orange crop is 4 percent larger than last season when Florida growers produced 133.6 million boxes of oranges. “This has really been a successful season for Florida citrus growers,” said Michael W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual. “With all the challenges we faced, from cold w eather to pest and disease to the drought conditions, the quality of the 2010-2011 crop shows how skilled the Florida citrus grower is at producing their product. We look forward to next season.” Visit www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/ Florida/Publications/Citrus/cpfp.htm for the complete USDA estimate. The USDA makes its initial forecast in October and then revises it monthly until the end of the season in July. The USDA may adjust the nal number in September. The 139 million box forecast in 2010-2011 is made up of 70 million early and midseason varieties. The drop occurred in Valencias, which are down to 69 million boxes from 70 million last month. The USDA estimate for grapefruit remained unchanged at 19.9 million boxes. Last season, Florida produced 20.3 million boxes of grapefruit. For Florida specialty fruit, the USDA’s tangelo estimate remained at 1.15 million boxes, while the tangerine forecast remained at 4.6 million boxes. The all variety yield for from frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) decreased from 1.59 gallons per 90-pound box to 1.58 gallons. The Valencia yield decreased from 1.68 gallons per box to 1.66 gallons per box. The Florida citrus industry creates a $9 billion annual economic impact, employing nearly 76,000 people, and covering about 560,000 acres. Founded in 1948 and currently representing nearly 8,000 grower members, Florida Citrus Mutual is the state’s largest citrus grower organization. For more information, visit www. citrusmutual.com 2010-2011 Florida Orange Estimate Down to 139 Million SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OPTOMETRISTSC C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGY 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Friday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Thursday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind at 5 mph becoming southeast. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Friday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Saturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Saturday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Monday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.9.96 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Clyde Harold White, 73CLEWISTON — Clyde Harold White, age 73, of Clewiston, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011, in Clewiston. He was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Ashburn, Ga. Harold was a resident of the Glades area for 68 years. He served in the Air Force Reserves as a corpsman. Harold graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors in Accounting and worked for over forty years as a Certi ed Public Accountant. He also served as a Hendry County Commissioner for eleven years. Survivors include his children, Harold Bryant “Hal” White (Michele) of Valrico, Thomas Scott White (Hope) of Clewiston, and Suzanne White Martin (Scott) of Clewiston; grandchildren, Michael White, Justin White, Clayton Blair, Chloe White, Jacob Martin, Reed Martin, Hilary Martin, and Amelia Martin; and brother, Jack White; children and grandchildren of Stuart. The family received guests on Thursday, July 7, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Evangel Assembly of God in Clewiston. A memorial service was held Friday, July 8, 2011, 11 a.m. at Evangel Assembly Of God in Clewiston with Pastor Gary Corley of ciating. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Dunklin Memorial Church, 3342 S.W. Hosanah Lane Okeechobee, Florida 34974; and please note in memory of Harold White when making donations. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Judith ‘Judy’ Platt Jones, 70TALLAHASSEE — Judith Platt Jones, age 70, a retired school teacher from the Jefferson County School Board passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, in Tallahassee, after a courageous battle with cancer. The family received friends Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel, 485 E. Dogwood Street, Monticello, from 6 to 8 p.m. The family will have a private service at a later date. In lieu of owers, contributions can be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723-1 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5428, and 850-878-5310. Mrs. Jones was a native Pahokee, and had lived in Clewiston, where she taught School before moving to Monticello 26 years ago. She was v ery active with the Tallahassee Senior Citizens, w here she love to paint, play cards and do volunteer work. Most of all she loved her family. Judy is survived by her daughter, Catherine “Cathy” Jones Tuten and her husband Gary of Monticello; three grandchildren, Christopher (Shaughnessy) Tuten, Jennifer Tuten (Thomas) Goddard and Matthew Tuten, all of Monticello; one grandchild, Kaitlin Goddard; and one sister, J oanne Chastain of Blowing Rock, N.C. Judy was preceded in death by husband, Raymond Jones; her parents, J.T. and Myrle Platt; and her sister, Jettie Schell.Paul James Cardin, 79CLEWISTON — Paul James Cardin, age 79, of Clewiston, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at home in Clewiston. Paul was born July 15, 1931, in Englewood, Tenn. He is the son of the late Stanley and the late Mamie (Bradley) Cardin. He married Ruth Davenport; she preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 2009. He retired from Evercane Sugar Re nery in 1993 as a supervisor. He attended Calvary Baptist Church of Clewiston. He is survived by his one daughter, Cheryl (Joe) Chevalier; two sisters, Bonnie Graves, Anita Wood; and one brother, Tommy Joe Cardin; granddaughter, Jennifer (Jack) Belcher; grandson, Joe (Valerie) Chevalier, II; grandson, Dexter (Leighanne) Chevalier; granddaughter, Danyelle Chevalier; great-grandson, Jackson Belcher; great-granddaughter, Madison Ann Belcher; great-grandson, Joe Chevalier, III; great-grandson, Dexter Alexander Chevalier, Jr. He was preceded in death by brothers, Lee and Bill Cardin; and sister, Ruth Cardin Mills. Funeral Services was 11 a.m., Wednesday, in Calvary Baptist Church, 1075 Davidson Road, Clewiston, where Rev. David McClusky will of ciate. Visitation was one hour before services. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery next to his loving wife, Ruth. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Kay Rives Phillips, 72LAKE PLACID — Kay Rives Phillips, age 72, of Lake Placid, passed away July 9, 2011, in Sebring. She was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Belle Glade to the late Norvin Revere Rives and the late Leona (McTaggart) Rives. Kay grew up in Belle Glade. She also lived in Lehigh Acres for many years. Kay worked for many years as Agriculture Tech III at the University of Florida Research Center in Belle Glade. She was an artist, poet and author. Survivors include her daughters, Tammy Phillips of Ft. Myers, Terri (Russ) Oetinger of Okeechobee, Tina (Dan) Herring of Belle Glade and Tanya (Jim) Hammil of Clewiston; brothers, William Roe (Sharon) Rives II of Lake Harbor and Buck Rives of Clewiston; grandchildren, Joseph Warren Spell Jr., Kyle Spell, Timothy Sutter eld Jr., Daniel Herring Jr., Michael Herring, Robert Miller III and Candace (James) Taylor; two great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Phillips; brother, James Rives; and sister, Wanda Jean Rives. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Lake Harbor Community Methodist Church in Lake Harbor, with Rev. Rod Ruby of ciating. The graveside committal will follow at 2 p.m., Thursday at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston. In lieu of owers, memorial donations can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Please specify in memory of Kay Phillips on check for any donations or call 863-297-1880 for information on how to contribute. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral HomeClewiston. Sandra Illona Rutland, 63SEBRING, Fla. — Sandra Illona Rutland, of Sebring, passed away on June 17, 2011. She was born Feb. 2, 1948 to the late Doroth y Fritchey and Eddie Harrison. Sandra attended the Lake Harbor Elementary School and the Clewiston High School. Her hobby was loving her grandchildren and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Judie Aunspaugh. She is survived by her children, Melissa Hegley of Moore Haven, Melynda Waguespack (Randy) of Moore Haven, Melanie Schaffer (Bobby) of Okeechobee, Heath Harris of Sebring, Heather Harris of Sebring, and Skye Harris (Rick) of Sebring; sisters, Eula Jean Rutland of Havana, and Joan Kilpatrick of Fort Myers; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held June 21, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. Entombment was at the Pinecrest Cemetar y in Sebring. Special thank you to Aunt Eula Jean, Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring and Swanns Mortuary in Sebring. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 OBITUARIESYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on J u l y 2 6 2 0 1 1 a t 5 : 0 5 p m at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement (Compliance Agreement) which will lead to rescission of the Rural Lands Sub-Element from the EAR-Based Comprehensive Plan Amendment. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed agreement is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail (P O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863675-5317). D a r r e l l R H a r r i s C h a i r m a n H e n d r y C o u n t y B o a r d o f C o u n t y y C o m m i s s i o n e r s N N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G O N C O M P R E H E N S I V E P L A N A M E N D M E N T The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the following by ordinance. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on J u l y 2 6 2 0 1 1 a t 5 : 0 5 p m at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to adopt an Ordinance rescinding the Rural Lands SubElement from the EAR-Based Comprehensive Plan Amendment. ORDINANCE 2011-______ AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA RESCINDING THE RURAL LANDS SUB-ELEMENT FROM ORDINANCE 2010-29 (EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR) BASED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT); PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; CONFLICTS OF LAW; CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance and amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail (P O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863675-5317). D a r r e l l R H a r r i s C h a i r m a n H e n d r y C o u n t y B o a r d o f C o u u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Free Spay and Neuter with full puppy and kitten shotsDisclaimer: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 CLINICS 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonBirdwatching and wildlife photography can be fun for youths and adults. Hendry-Glades A udubon volunteers share their enthusiasm with a weekly birdwatching tip, featured bird species and an invitation to experience inland Florida birdwatching. With advances in digital photography and cell phone cameras, wildlife photography has increased in popularity. The best time of the day to photograph birds, including the Purple Gallinule, is early morning before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. in the afternoon when birds are most active and the light is at its best. The Purple Gallinule is a mediu m-sized rail with huge yellow feet with long toes and purple-blue plumage with a green back. It has a red triangular bill tipped with yellow. They have a light-blue forehead shield and white under tail feathers. Purple gallinules make a cackling or clucking sound. This striking bird swims on the surface of water like a duck. It walks on oating plants and is often seen clambering through dense aquatic vegetation. They feed on seeds, fruits and invertebrates. Gallinule will y short distances with their feet dangling. Nesting occurs on oating or emergent vegetation. The clutch size varies from ve to ten buff colored eggs with brown spots. Incubation ranges from 18-20 days. Both parents participate in incubation, feeding and care of the chicks. The young begin to forage between one and two weeks of age and can feed themselves by three weeks of age. Purple Gallinule downy chicks are black, while juveniles are buffy tan with greenish back, dull bill, dull blue frontal shield and yellow legs. Purple Gallinule adults and their young are seen inland during the summer at various sites including Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, and County Roads 833 and 835. The might be seen in Clewiston along the rim canal or Lake Okeechobee marshes. Purple gallinules are observed at STA5, 20 miles south of Clewiston, year round. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers on the July 16 and Aug. 20 birdwatching trip to STA5. Meet at the Clewiston McDonalds at 7:15 a.m. or STA5 gate at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. To sign up for the trip, send an e-mail to Margaret England, at sta5birding@embarqmail.com with your name and contact information including an emergency cell number for the trip day, the date you want to go, and the number in your party. You may also leave this information at 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. For a schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org.You are invited to share your birdwatching experiences and post suggestions for featured birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Purple Gallinule PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEPurple Gallinule. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Did you know that smoking damages your lungs? Every cigarette you smoke damages your breathing,according to the Centers for Disease Control.New research shows that poisons in tobacco smoke harm your body from the moment they enter your mouth.They attack the inner tissue on the way to your lungs. Your body is telling you not to smoke. The first time you smoke,your lungs may feel like they are burning. You may cough violently.That's your body telling you it's being poisoned. Tiny,brush-like cilia line your airways.They sweep out mucus and dirt so your lungs stay clear.Over time,smoking damages and destroys these brushes.You get "smokers' cough" because your body makes more mucus and the cilia can no longer clear your lungs. Other damage is happening,too. When you quit smoking,you will cough and wheeze less.You will cough up less mucus.After a few smoke-free months,you will breathe easier. Tobacco smoke scars your lungs. Your lungs should be elastic like a balloon.They expand when you breathe in and compress when you breathe out.The poisons in tobacco smoke inflame the delicate lining of your lungs.Years of smoking can damage your lungs so much that they no longer stretch and exchange air. Smoking causes lung disease. Smoking causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,or COPD. There is no cure.People with COPD slowly die from lack of air. COPD includes the diseases emphysema and chronic bronchitis. • Emphysema causes the walls between the air sacs in your lungs to lose their ability to stretch and shrink back.The air sacs become weaker and wider.Air gets trapped in your lungs.You have trouble breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide.If you keep smoking,normal breathing may become harder as emphysema develops.With emphysema,lung tissue is destroyed,making it very hard to get enough oxygen. •Chronic bronchitis is the swelling of the lining of your bronchial tubes.When this happens,you have less air flow to and from your lungs.You cough up heavy mucus with chronic bronchitis. Pneumonia and respiratory problems are far more common in smokers. For people with asthma,even breathing someone else's smoke can trigger a severe attack.Your airways become inflamed and tight.It's hard to breathe. ….What it means to YOU If you quit smoking,you will breathe better.You will cough less than people who continue to smoke.You'll be surprised how much easier it is to be active.If you are ready to quit,we are ready to help.*Information taken from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease:What It Means to You.Cle wiston Where: Hendry Regional Medical Center 524 W Sagamore Ave Clewiston,FL 33440 Start Date: Tuesday,July 19,2011 Six Sessions Tuesdays 5:30 6:30 P.M.LaBelle Where:Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center450 South Main St LaBelle,FL 33935 Start Date: Wed.,July 20,2011 Six Sessions Wednesdays 5:30 6:30 P.M.Two Locations To Choose From.... 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 Pahokee charter school also gains important AYP distinction for 2nd straight y ear Glades Academy Elementary School achieved the two highest honors a school can receive during the 2010-2011 school year: an A-rating and A dequate Yearly Progress (AYP), part of the federal No Child Left Behind program, for the second straight year. “It is thrilling to reach an A-rating and AYP; it shows just how far Glades Academy charter school has grown in its rst 10 years,” said Emilia Fanjul, Glades Academy’s chairwoman of the board. “I’m so proud of the nurturing, safe environment our teachers and administrators have created for the students to be able to reach their highest potential. Our staff has done a phenomenal job, and we will keep building on this for the future.” Glades Academy was the only elementary school in rural Western Palm Beach County to achieve an A-rating. The charter school also achieved AYP for the second consecutive year and has reached it in three of the last four school years. The Florida Department of Education’s School A ccountability Reports, which show the results of Florida’s A+ Plan and the No Child Left Behind Act, revealed the dif culty of achieving AYP in that less than 10 percent of schools in the Palm Beach County School District earned it. “My staff and I are very pleased and proud to be part of the expansion of Glades Academy and the progress the students have made,” said Principal Don Zumpano. “The results of the Spring 2011 FCATs were very positive, as a result of highly quali ed teachers who are dedicated to the children’s success. I have been fortunate during the past several years to have been supported by Board members who have been assisting in the mission of continuing to raise academic standards. I am con dent Glades Academy’s students will continue to progress.” Glades Academy will start the 2011-2012 school year in a brand new school campus, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including internet access in each classroom and interactive white boards, to help students learn utilizing the latest educational tools. Glades Academy Elementary, a charter school founded in Pahokee, Fla. by Emilia Fanjul in 2001, offers the communities of Western Palm Beach County a wider range of education through school choice. Glades Academy’s student body is 100 percent minority and all qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Please visit www.GladesAcademy.org for further information. Glades Academy Elementary Charter School Achieves ‘A’ Grade SUBMITTED PHOTOEmilia Fanjul, chairwoman of Glades Academy, and students from the elementary school speak at the school’s groundbreaking in April of last year at the school’s site in Pahokee, Florida. “I am con dent Glades Academy’s students will continue to progress.”-Principal Don Zumpano

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open to the first 20 campers who sign up.Ages 9 to 15,boys and girls.Fish Camp is a joint effort of the City of Clewiston,Clewiston Bass Federation and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.Campers get hands-on instruction on fishing,boating and wildlife management.All materials are provided and each camper leaves with t-shirt, cap,bait,tackle and rods to use what they have learned after leaving camp. Camp is 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.daily with lunches includes.Cost is $150. To register or for more information contact Clewiston Recreation Department at 863-983-1492. Glades Electric Cooperative remains committed to providing our members the highest quality service at the lowest possible rates. 1-800-226-4023 Okeechobee 1-800-226-4024 Moore Haven 1-800-226-4025 Lake Placid Website: www.gladesec.com 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 F rom Glades to Palm Beach County: Sports Page SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOBoys from the Football Camp take a few minutes to warm up and stretch. SUBMITTED PHOTO Fish Camp 2011 at Roland Martin’s MarinaIt will be held from June 13 to 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roland Martin’s Marina Condo Clubhouse. The camp consists of ve days of instruction and actual shing time for the week. The campers will participate and discuss different lures, tackle, shing tactics, boater safety, sh identi cation, sheries biology, lake ecosystems, natural resource stewardship, conservation, sh cleaning and disposal, sh cooking and participate in a shing tournament at the end of the week. The kids will also be shing from the banks and be able to utilize the 5 boats and trolling motors supplied by the FWC. The cost of the camp includes tackle, caps, t-shirt, lunch and water everyday. At the end of the camp the participants will receive a Certi cate of Completion from the FWC, Boater Safety Certi cation from the FWC, they will also take home with them at the end of camp tackle and merchandise. Call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492 and ll out a registration form. Summer Dance BashThere will be a Summer Dance Bash held on Friday, July 22, at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Ages 13-18 are welcome. DJ Remix Leo will provide the best dance tunes. Security will be on hand and concession stand will be open. Call the youth center for more information at 863-9831492.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SeacoastNational.com 300 S. Berner Rd. 863.983.9113 Enter to win a $500 Visa gift card when you stop by Seacoast this summer. Stop by your local Seacoast National Bank today and enter to win a $500 Visa Gift Card. Its a great chance to upgrade your summer with the best choice for all your banking needs. In fact, the only thing easier and more bene“cial than switching to Seacoast, is staying with Seacoast. Consider Seacoast today and enjoy:Open Entry. No purchase necessary. Must enter before July 22nd to be eligible to win. Limit one entry per person. check card & bill pay & mortgage loans TO A MORE HUMAN WAY TO BANK TO 500 REASONS TO SWITCH TO SEACOAST 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011Assault on of cer, reghter, emt, etc Arrested July 5 by DS F. Felisma g Fe Roosevelt Johnson, 30Aggravated battery, caused bodily harm or disability Arrested July 5 by Willie J. Williams ca ab J Louis John Luftey. 34Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested July 5 by Ofc. Alvin J Herman Released July 6 on bond de to Al Lakevious McNeal, 26Aggravated battery, knew/should have known victim was pregnant Arrested July 5 by DS M. Frazao kn vi c Fr Jimmy Lee McClorin, 50Aggravated battery, caused bodily harm or disability Arrested July 5 by Ofc. Alex Moreno ca ab Al Eardis Lee Nixon, 40Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested July 9 by DS Bryant de to Br Anthony Bowles, 33 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. The Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public in locating wanted fugitive Ernst Juste-Aine as of July 7, 2011. Juste-Aine, 27, is a 6’3” male with black hair and brown eyes and weighs about 205 pounds. His last known address is listed as N.W. 11th St., Belle Glade. He is wanted for fraudulent use of personal identi cation information; forgery. If anyone has any information on there whereabouts of this wanted fugitive, please contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperspbc.com. Crime Stoppers wants you to be on the lookout for ... Mayor Sasser did not immediately return phone calls Wednesday morning, but said in a televised interview that he believed the shooting was a set-up by someone who knew he was going to be at the commission meeting that night. “There was nothing random about this at all,” he said. According to Mayor Sasser, he heard ve shots red in his direction. “By the time I emptied my hands and could get to where I had a gun and was going to protect myself, I saw the individual standing in the bushes, and when I drew down on him with my gun, he took off running,” the mayor said. No new information was available from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce at the writing of this story. If you have any information, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. ShotContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SKIN CANCER IS CURABLE First 25 callers receive a FREE SKIN CANCER EXAM!(863) 763-94 84 202 NE 2ND St Call for an appointment today! today!MARDERDERMATOLOGY.COMOkeechobee Board Certified Dermatologist • Most Insurances AcceptedExam is $135Value 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 BY ROBIN KISH Lakeside MedicalLakeside Medical Center welcomed 10 residents from across the country to its new Family Medicine Residency Program at a reception held at the hospital on June 27. Lakeside Medical Center was accredited earlier this year by the American Osteopathic Association to offer the new program at a time when Palm Beach County, and particularly the rural area of the county known as “The Glades,” is seeing a critical shortage of primary care physicians. The program is funded by a $900,000 grant from the State of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration and will train a total of 15 residency positions over three years. Nearly 80 people attended the event hosted by Lakeside Medical Center and one of its community partners in the program, Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In a moving ceremony, residents one by one donned their white doctor’s coats which were presented to them by Nikerson Geneve, DO, Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Director of Medical Education for Lakeside Medical Center. In his remarks, Dr. Geneve encouraged the residents to always strive for the best in their futures as medical professionals. “To be a resident, as you all are, is challenging,” said Dr. Geneve. “What will make you rise above the rest and what will de ne you not just as physicians but as human beings, is how you handle these challenges. I’d like to call on each one of you to do your very best to learn medicine and practice compassion.” The new residents are: Nader Abdallah, DO, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic University; Tarah Freyman, DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Fla.; A nne Maxey, DO, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Omar Mubaidin, DO, Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine; Tricia Nielsen, DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine; Jasmine Pierre, DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Fla.; Tracy Romanello, DO, Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine; Na Ly Vang, DO, Touro University Nev ada College of Osteopathic Medicine; Josephine Pearson, DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, Ga.; and Tai Vo, DO, Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Also addressing the gathering were: Ronald J Wiewora, MD, MPH, the Health Care District’s Interim Chief Executive Of cer and Chief Medical Of cer; James T. Howell, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Rural Medicine and Professor of Public Health at Nova Southeastern University and Chair of the Glades Rural Area Support Board; Anthony J. Silvagni, DO, PharmD, MSc, FACOFP dist, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University; and Ef e C. Grear, EdD, Chair, Glades Healthcare Foundation Board, Commissioner, Health Care District of Palm Beach County Board and Secretary/Treasurer, Glades Rural Area Support Board. In his remarks, Dr. Wiewora highlighted how the new residency program can impact the need for quali ed primary care physicians in an area with a high prevalence of serious medical conditions like asthma, high blood pressure and diabetes. “By offering family medicine residents the opportunity to serve our patients, we can substantially impact the health of residents today,” said Dr. Wiewora. “It is our hope that the Family Medicine Residency Program will ultimately encourage our residents to practice locally and help maintain a continued supply of highly-trained primary care physicians into the future.” Lakeside Medical Center, Palm Beach County’s only public hospital, is a 70-bed, all-private room facility owned and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. Dr. Howell, who chairs the board that governs Lakeside Medical Center, shared the vision of the new residency program as another step in the hospital’s mission to be the source of medical care in the Glades. “A mere one year and eight months after this hospital opened, we have succeeded in launching our Family Medicine Residency Program with these 10 bright residents who are here from all over the country,” said Dr. Howell. “This is a tremendous accomplishment.” Dr. Silvagni, the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, described how the unique collaboration between the hospital and its community partners will bene t the residents. “As much as this has been a dream for all of you, it’s been a dream for us, too,” said Dr. Silvagni. “We’ve looked at the opportunities to meet our mission and watched you ght to meet yours so we can come together and have this institution with an educational arm.” Concluding the program was Dr. Grear, a retired educator in the Glades area, who wished the residents success as they begin the next chapter in their medical careers. “This is a day that comes at the right time, as we recognize the importance of rural medicine practiced by trained physicians here in our Glades communities,” she said. The Family Medicine Residency Program curriculum includes rotations in emergency medicine, critical care, community medicine, general surgery, OB/GYN and pediatrics. While Lakeside Medical Center serves as the primary clinical training site, the program partners with academic and community organizations, including Nova Southeastern University, the Palm Beach County Health Department, Florida Community Health Centers and the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center to provide a diversi ed and rewarding educational experience for medical residents. For more information about Lakeside Medical Center, visit our web site at www.lakesidemedical.org. Lakeside Launches New Family Medicine Residency Program PHOTO / JOHN RICKSEN Jasmine Pierre, DO; Anne Maxey, DO; Na L. Vang, DO; Nader Abdallah, DO; Tarah Freyman, DO; Omar Mubaidin, DO; Tracy Romanello, DO; Tricia Nielsen, DO; Tai Vo, DO; Josephine Pearson, DO; Nikerson Geneve, DO, Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Director of Medical Education for Lakeside Medical Center. PHOTO / JOHN RICKSENPictured from left to right: Nikerson Geneve, DO, Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Director of Medical Education for Lakeside Medical Center; Anthony J. Silvagni, DO, PharmD, MSc, FACOFP dist, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University; Ronald J. Wiewora, MD, MPH, the Health Care District’s Interim Chief Executive Of cer and Chief Medical Of cer; Ef e C. Grear, EdD, Chair, Glades Healthcare Foundation Board, Commissioner, Health Care District of Palm Beach County Board and Secretary/Treasurer, Glades Rural Area Support Board; James T. Howell, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Rural Medicine and Professor of Public Health at Nova Southeastern University and Chair of the Glades Rural Area Support Board.

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THEPATIENT ANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENTORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONOR TREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERV-ICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 Ninety Years of Wisdom SharedBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchWe are instructed in Leviticus 19:32 to “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.” Ninety year old Regina Brett shared, “To celebrate growing older, I wrote some lessons life taught me: 1) Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2) W hen in doubt, just take the next small step. 3) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4) Pay off your credit cards every month. 5) You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 6) It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 7) Save for retirement starting with your rst paycheck. 8) When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 9) Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 10) Don ’t compare your life to others; you have no idea what their journey is all about. 11) If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 12) Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t w orry, God never blinks. 13) Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 14) Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 15) It’s never too late to have a happy childhood, but the second one is up to you and no one else. 16) When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer. 17) Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie and don’t save them for a special occasion. Today is special. 18) Over-prepare, then go with the ow. 19) Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. 20) The most important vital organ is the brain. 21) Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In ve years, will this matter?’ 22) Always choose life. 23) Forgive everyone everything. 24) Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 25) However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 26) Believe in miracles. 27) God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do. 28)Growing old beats the alternative -dying young. 29) Y our children get only one childhood. 30) If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. 31) The best is yet to come. 32) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 33) Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. I rise in respect for her time-earned w isdom, and give thanks to God for life lessons learned. I wonder what life lessons I would share if I reached 90.Human Limitations or Opportunities: RebirthBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI nd that one of the greatest handicaps people suffer is not seeing options open to them. People do desperate things when they feel trapped, and especially when they have not explored all of the choices available. I have taught older students w ho have returned to school; realizing that school w ill open doors to new opportunities, new career choices, worlds to explore and better futures for their families and themselves. I have served others who were feeling frustrated or limited and did not fully look at the choices before them. They didn’t see possibilities, opportunities, the new life that could be out there waiting to be found. David, a mechanic for many years, contracted a terminal illness and had to quit his job repairing heavy machinery. During his recovery, he visited a nearby zoo. Little by little, he would talk to the staff and then learned about a program for those interested in the animals housed there. He called one day to tell me “There’s a whole world out there that I didn’t know about!” and he began to explore it, nding something he didn’t know existed a short time ago when feeling down. People have talked to me about the loss of longterm relationships. I suggest that this may bring freedom to explore other parts of God’s world not really considered or maybe not even known about. There is sadness but there is also opportunity; doors close doors open. Our task is to help those around us to see, in the midst of all the tragedy, loss or sadness; the worlds yet to explore, new people to meet, new discoveries to be made. When “death experiences” come our way or happen to our friends; the response of the faithful is to offer “rebirth” and point the way to new life. The Biblical account of a Pharisee, part of the ruling council of his day, tells of Nicodemus, who observed the “Rabbi” and asked how He can do wonderful things (John 3:1ff). In reply, Jesus told him “No one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again (v. 3)” Nicodemus thought about physical birth and said it’s impossible. His thinking limits him. The narrative goes on, saying we are “speaking about what we know and testifying to what we have seen” but not being accepted. It is the limited thinking, the closed-ness, that keeps the light from shining and the “rebirth” that opens us to new life. The classic summary of faith: “For God so loved the world … that whoever believes in Him shall … shall have eternal life (v. 16)” and “He has come to save the world (v.17); ” is about that opening to a new world, a new life. It can take place again and again in our lives when we feel limited, trapped, down. It begins, it goes on, it is out there waiting for us to be born again, and again and again if need be. That’s God’s gift to us all.Do You Really Want The Church?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThe phone rings and a voice says, “Preacher, I’d just give anything if I could get my son or daughter interested in the church.” It is a terrible temptation to say in reply, “No, you wouldn’t, because if you would, you would set an example of faithfulness. Your child is just following your example. You don’t get up in time to have them in Sunday School and Church on Sunday morning, and you can’t forego your own Sunday pleasure enough to have them in Youth Group on Sunday evening. So, you really wouldn’t give anything at all if they get interested because it would inconvenience you.” Occasionally, someone will say, “I would give anything if our Church could have the in uence in the community it used to have.” Again, I feel like replying, “No, you wouldn’t. If you would give anything, you would start giving something. You see, the Church is you, and the Church will be able to do exactly what you do!” You see, folks, if the Church is to have an effective program of evangelism, of education, or of Youth Programs, it will be because YOU are willing to give of your time, your money, your talent and energy to make them work. It means you are interested enough to set an example and to see that your children attend! Now, let’s stop being dishonest with ourselves, “I’d give anything if ...” Listen, we have pretty much in life what we are willing to sacri ce for. We have the same amount of time every day. The difference between people is what they do with it. RELIGION COLUMNS

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 10 CA 630 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, Plaintiff vs. JAMES H. EDWARDS, JR., an unmarried person; and HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 29, 2011, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Lot 13, Block B, of HARLEN ADDITION NO. 9, PHASE ONE, according to Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 138 and 139, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on August 3, 2010, at 11:00 A.M. at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida at the front of ce of Clerk of Circuit Court, 2nd Floor Hallway, Administration Building, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 1700 MONROE STREET, 3RD FLOOR, FORT MYERS, FLORIDDA 33901, TELEPHONE (863) 335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. DATED on June 30, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court Post Of ce 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 391278 CN 7/7,14/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000396 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSAB 2006-4 Plaintiff, v. TINA M. JUAREZ A/K/A TINA JUAREZ, ET A.L. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: TINA M. MARE7 A/KJA TINA JUAREZ, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA M. JUAREZ AJNJA TINA JUAREZ, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named. Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 4023 BISHOP CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935-5426 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an. action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 2171, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before August 5, 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 27 day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVENUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS (941) 637-2281, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771. 390857 CN 7/7,14/2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION Plaintiff(s), vs. PATRICIA PAULUS; et at, Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 23, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2009CA-000052 of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and PATRICIA PAULUS AND BOB PAULUS, HUSBAND AND WIFE; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash arc held in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce C.E. Hall Building, at 11 am on the 3rd day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 47, BLOC 2241, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 7, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED TN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 116, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HENDRY County, Florida, this 5th day of July, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk GILBERT GARCIA GROUP P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, Florida 33607 (813) 443-5087 ‘3 Fla. Bar# 509434 727712.000244 391676 CN 7/14,21/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 09-141-CA Judge: James D. Sloan FIRST AMERICAN BANK, N.A., Plaintiff v. LABELLE 99, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DANIEL T. CARABINE, BRIAN J. SCANLAN, DONALD R. LUCAS and PATRICE DE LANGSDORFF, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 30, 2011 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Hendry County Court House, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, Second Floor, LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on August 3, 2011, the following described property: The North 1100 feet of the South 2200 feet of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 east, laying East of Main Street (State Road 29), Hendry County, Florida. Less and except that certain parcel described in O.R. Book 632, Page 1277, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ken Kellum, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED: July 5, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 391900 CN 7/14,21/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 10 CP 50 IN RE: ESTATE OF William L. Hampshire Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William L. Hampshire, deceased, whose date of death was October 14, 2010 and whose social security number is is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is July 14th, 2011. Personal Representative: Suzen Bork 417 Cove Harbour Drive W Holland, Ohio 43528 Attorney for Personal Representative: Gerald M. Kobil Florida Bar No. 0716944 118 W. South Boundary Perrysburg, OH 43551 Telephone: 419-874-3322 391040 GCD 7/14,21/2011 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 390534 CN 7/14/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PORT LABELLE UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Port LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will hold a meeting Tuesday, July 21, 2011, at 2:00 P.M., at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle, Florida. 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. Port LaBelle Advisory Committee 391872 CN/CB 7/14/2011 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO RETAIN ABANDONED PROPERTY Chapter 705.13, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce hereby elects to retain for is own use the abandoned property described as follows, to-wit: 1994 FORD CROWN VICTORIA VEHICLE, VIN: 2FALP74W9RX209421; Owner of Record: Juan Macedo. Dated this 7th day of July, 2011. Steve Whidden, Sheriff Hendry County, Florida 392069 CN/CB 7/14,21/2011 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO RETAIN ABANDONED PROPERTY Chapter 705.13, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce hereby elects to retain for is own use the abandoned property described as follows, to-wit: 1987 AMERICAN MOTORS TRAILER, VIN: 1YKR04825H3043254; Owner of Record: North American Modular Systems, Inc. Dated this 7th day of July, 2011. Steve Whidden, Sheriff Hendry County, Florida 392071 CN/CB 7/14,21/2011 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 07/23/2011 at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Ju Yolonde Unit 105 Household items Rosa Deleon Unit 211 Household items Domingo Ferreira Unit A-14 Household items Chey Hicks Unit C-9 Misc. items 392177 CN 7/14,21/2011 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO RETAIN ABANDONED PROPERTY Chapter 705.13, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce hereby elects to retain for is own use the abandoned property described as follows, to-wit: 2007 PRO-TRAK TRAILER, VIN: 5BNDG32287W000298; Owner of Record: Pioneer Plantation Nursery, Inc. Dated this 7th day of July, 2011. Steve Whidden, Sheriff Hendry County, Florida 392067 CN/CB 7/14,21/2011 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO RETAIN ABANDONED PROPERTY Chapter 705.13, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce hereby elects to retain for is own use the abandoned property described as follows, to-wit: 1990 CHEVROLET BOX VAN, VIN: 2GBHG31K1L4120191; Owner of Record: Action Building Systems, Inc. Dated this 7th day of July, 2011. Steve Whidden, Sheriff Hendry County, Florida 392072 CN/CB 7/14,21/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on July 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Rayburn King #41 Cassidy Anderson #86 390413 GCD 7/7,14/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 07/25/2011 @ 8:00AM 1981 BASS VIN# BUJ0S213N81G 391292 CN 7/14/2011 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO RETAIN ABANDONED PROPERTY Chapter 705.13, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce hereby elects to retain for is own use the abandoned property described as follows, to-wit: 1997 BEE TRAILERS, INC. VIN: 1B910SBCXV1277657; Owner of Record: Maria DelCarmen Loynaz. Dated this 7th day of July, 2011. Steve Whidden, Sheriff Hendry County, Florida 392073 CN/CB 7/14,21/2011 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The public is invited to attend.392158 CN 7/14/2011 COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS’ COURT DIVISION No. A61-517B-10 Petitioner for Involuntary Termination In Re: AJANI CLAUDIO BAPTISTE a Minor Counsel of Record: Karen E. Rismiller, Esquire for Petitioner FINAL DECREE BALDWIN, P.J. AND NOW, this 22nd day of June, 2011, at 9:15 a.m., upon consideration of the Petition for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights of Claudio Baptiste, as natural father of Ajani Claudio Baptiste, a minor, and after hearing held thereon, the Court by clear and convincing evidence nds that the facts set forth in the petition have been demonstrated and proven to the satisfaction of the Court. The Court further nds and concludes 1. That this Court has jurisdiction; 2. That notice of the hearing on the petition for involuntary termination was provided to Claudio Baptiste and to all persons entitled to notice: 3. that Claudio Baptiste, the natural father of Ajani Claudio Baptiste, by conduct continuing in excess of six (6) months, has evidenced a settled purpose of relinquishing parental claim to the child; 4. that the termination of the parental rights of Claudio Baptiste is best for the developmental, emotional and physical needs and welfare of Ajani Claudio Baptiste; and 5. and that the custody of Ajani Claudio Baptiste is awarded to Schuylkill County Children & Youth Services, intermediary. It is directed that all papers in this case and the testimony shall be withheld from public inspection and no person shall be allowed access thereto except upon Order of this Court granted upon cause shown. BY THE COURT, Baldwin, P.J. STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA COUNTY OF SCHUYLKILL Certi ed from the Record as a true and correct copy this 22nd day of June, 2011 Michael M. McCord Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans Court NOTICE Your parental rights to your child have now been terminated. Under Pennsylvania law, you have a right, now or at any time hereafter, to place on le with the Court and with the Department of Health certain personal information which may be made available to your child. YOU MAY FILE A CONSENT FORM GRANTING PERMISSION FOR THE COURT OR THE DEPARTMENT TO DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IDENTIFYING OR NON-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, AT ANY TIME AFTER YOUR CHILD ATTAINS THE AGE OF 18, OR, IF LESS THAN 18, TO HIS ADOPTIVE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED TO UPDATE THOSE RECORDS, AS NECESSARY, TO REFLECT YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS OR ANY OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION MAY ONLY BE DISCLOSED UPON REQUEST OF YOUR CHILD OR HIS ADOPTIVE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. YOUR CONSENT MAY BE WITHDRAWN AT ANY TIME BY FILING A WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT FORM WITH THE COURT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. Information regarding the available of consent forms may be obtained at the following of ces: Register of Wills PA Department of Health Schuylkill County Courthouse Division of Vital Records 401 North Second Street P.O. Box 1528 Pottsville, PA 17901 New Castle, PA 16103 NOTICE TO BIRTH PARENTS PENNSYLVANIA ADOPTION MEDICAL HISTORY This is to inform you about an Adoption law provision relating to medical history information. As the birth parent of a Pennsylvania born child, who is being or was ever adopted in the past, you have the opportunity to voluntarily place on le medical history information. The information which you choose to provide could be important to your child’s present and future medical care needs. The law makes it possible for you to le current medical information, but is also allows you to update the information as new medically related information becomes available. Request to release the information will be honored if the request is submitted by a child 18 years of age or older. The law also permits that we honor requests for information as submitted by the adoptive parents or legal guardians of adoptee who are not yet 18 years of age. All information will be maintained and distributed in a manner that fully protects your right to privacy. You may obtain the appropriate form for you to le medical history information by contacting the Adoption Medical History Registry. Registry staff are available to answer your questions. Please contact them at: Depart of Public Welfare Adoption Medical History Registry Hillcrest, Second Floor Post Of ce Box 2673 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2675 Telephone 1-800-227-0225 Medical history information forms may also be obtained by contacting one of the following agencies: 1. County Children and Youth Social Service Agency 2. Any private licensed adoption agency 3. Any County Court of Common Pleas 390887 GCS 7/14/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders 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 986 2007 1134432-A0000230000 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5664, 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391875 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com LivestockBaby Chicks For Sale Starting at $2.75. Fancy Chicks, Egg Laying Chicks, Meat Chicks; also Goselings and Ducklings.. (863)233-1913 or (863)673-7280 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsCLEWISTON 1br, unfurn, apartment, Great for couple or single person (863)983-3151 CLEWISTON Move in Special. 2 br/1 ba, $650 mo + $400 sec dep. Available Now!! Call (863)677-0977 or (863) 228-6664 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleClewiston 4BR 2BA 1373 sq. feet. Priced to sell. Owner nancing. Low down payment (easy terms for quali ed buyers) for details call 1-800-879-4143. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton, II LLC, the holders 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 990 2007 1134432-A0000270000 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5632, 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391855 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders 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 988 2007 1134432-A0000260000 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5648, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecroded 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391857 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders 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 3642 2007 4104329-10023940020 Hugo E. Tona and Hugo A. Tona Lot 2, Block 2394, of Port La Belle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 14, 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391868 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders 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 991 2007 1134432-A0000270100 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5633. Montura Ranch Estates, 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391860 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000428 S-193 NAVIGATIONAL LOCK REFURBISHMENT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Friday, August 12, 2011 for the S-193 NAVIGATIONAL LOCK REFURBISHMENT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m., at The South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Field Station Conference Room located at 1000 N.E. 40th Avenue, Okeechobee, Fl 34972 for all interested respondents. For directions call (863) 462-5280. Visit to eld sites will immediately follow. Transportation will be the responsibility of interested attendees. Casual attire is recommended for the site visits. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-6568. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 391813 ON 7/13 CN 7/14/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders 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 2019 2007 1074433-03000230080 Salomon Trias Lot 8 in Block 23 of Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 thru 2 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2011 which is the 21st day of July, 2011. Dated this 16th day of June, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 389968 CN 6/23,30;7/7,14/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders 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 3167 2007 4104329-06023370190 Deanos Full Service Inc Lot 19, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391630 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders 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 3616 2007 4104329-10023730130 Daphne D. Leiba And Janette S. Brown Lot 13, Block 2373, of Port La Belle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391863 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders 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 3168 2007 4104329-06023370200 Bradley Residential LLC % Deanos Full Service Inc Lot 20, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391647 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene Klasfeld d/b/a TCPA Properties, the holders 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 4055 2002 4104329-03021280050 Debra D. Storrs % Debra Christensen Kessler Lot 5, Block 2128, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391809 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & Ilene Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders 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 3001 2007 4104329-03021240170 Cleo A. Miller Lot 17, Block 2124, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391623 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders 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 3179 2007 4104329-06023430060 Lloyd W. Hulcolm Lot 6, Block 2343, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391635 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & Ilene Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders 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 3180 2007 4104329-06023430090 Lloyd W. Hulcolm Lot 9, Block 2343, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391655 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders 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 3164 2007 4104329-06023370050 Deanos Full Service Inc Lot 5, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391638 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders 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 3621 2007 4104329-10023750470 Herman E. Scott Lot 47, Block 2375, Port LaBelle Unit 10, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391864 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE SITE FRAMEWORK APPLICATION FOR FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE NO. 215 The Sebring Airport Authority, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 215, has applied to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board requesting restructuring/expansion under the Alternative Site Framework (ASF) within the General-Purpose Zone of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 215. The ASF is an option for grantees like the Sebring Airport Authority to reorganize general-purpose zones to permit signi cantly greater exibility in the designation of new “usage-driven” FTZ sites for operators/users located within the grantee’s “service area.” The applicant is requesting the authority for the grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF to include the areas of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties and the Cities of Belle Glade and Pahokee, Florida. If approved, the Grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based the area’s needs for FTZ designation. The Sebring Airport Authority is requesting to include the following current sites in the reor ganized zone as “magnet” sites: Site 1 (1,893 acres) located at the Sebring Regional Airport Complex, 128 Authority Lane in Sebring, Florida. The applicant proposes that Site 1 be exempt from “sunset” time limits that otherwise apply to sites under the ASF. Zone operations are used to improve the economic well being of the local community in Florida by encouraging international business by providing an FTZ that lowers the duty rates for imports and exports. Public comment on the Application is requested from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed below. A copy of the Application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: the Of ce of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 2111, Washington, D.C. 20230; and at the “Reading Room” section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. The closing period for comment is September 6, 2011. 391823 ON 7/10 CGS 7/13/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management, Bureau of Air Regulation Draft Air Permit No. 0510003-048-AC / PSD-FL-415 United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston Sugar Mill and Re nery Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is United States Sugar Corporation. The applicant’s authorized representative and mailing address is: Neil Smith, Vice President and General Manager, United States Sugar Corporation, U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility, 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33440. Facility Location: The United States (U.S.) Sugar Corporation operates the existing Clewiston Sugar Mill and Re nery, which is located in Hendry County at the intersection of W.C. Owens Avenue and State Road 832 in Clewiston, Florida. Project : The applicant requests authorization to install and operate (after-the-fact) ve wells, pumps, piping, two degasi cation systems, three transfer pumps, a 600 gallon day tank and a 17,100 gallon horizontal storage tank for the sulfuric acid feed system. The degasi cation systems essentially strip hydrogen sul de (H2S) to the atmosphere. The equipment was installed in 2008 in accordance with a Department water quality permit. At the time of the initial installation, the applicant was unaware that an air construction permit was required subject to the preconstruction review requirements of Rule 62-212.400, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C) for the Prevention of Signi cant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality. Subsequently, the applicant determined that potential H2S emissions are approximately 18 tons per year (TPY), which exceeds the PSD signi cant emission rate for of 10 TPY. For each PSD-signi cant pollutant, the Department is required to determine the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and evaluate the applicant’s Air Quality Analysis regarding ambient impacts due to the project. EPA has not established an acceptable ambient monitoring method or required ambient monitoring networks for H2S impacts; therefore, an ambient air quality analysis is not required. Based on information provided by the applicant, the addition of a packed tower scrubber to remove H2S emissions is not cost effective at this time. The Department’s preliminary BACT determination for H2S emissions is 18.0 tons per consecutive 12-months based on monitoring water ow rates to the degasi cation systems and monitoring the H2S concentration in the raw well water. If the facility receives valid odor complaints associated with the degasi cation systems as veri ed by the Compliance Authority, the draft permit includes a provision to request the permittee to revisit this BACT determination and investigate controls. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212, F.A.C. The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Bureau of Air Regulation’s physical address is 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 and the mailing address is 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Bureau of Air Regulation’s phone number is 850/717-9000. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project review engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site by entering draft permit number: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of the proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all applicable provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit and requests for a public meeting for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 30-day period. In addition, if a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received comments result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation : Mediation is not available in this proceeding. 391886 CN 7/14/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders 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 3641 2007 4104329-10023930120 Herbert Baiza and Miriam Guerra de Baiza Lot 12, Block 2393, of Port La Belle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391873 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders 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 989 2007 1134432-A0000260100 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5649. Montura Ranch Estates, unrecorded. 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 August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391858 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 Roofing Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Alexandra Montiel, the holders 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 1324 2007 1224432-01000380040 Pilar Home Developers, Inc Lot 4, Block 38, Montura Ranch Estates, rst Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391862 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 HERE’S MY C HERE’S MY C ARD! ARD!These hometown businesses appreciate your support! $90for 6 Weeks Call 863-983-9148 or e-mail us at slakeadsales@newszap.com to learn more! 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 Public Notice

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 14, 2011 The Belle Glade Lions Club held their annual installation on Friday, June 3, at Big Bertha’s in Pahokee. The following members were installed as club of cers for 2011-2012: Julie Bussey, President, Ann Hatton, Vice President, Melanie Grimes, Secretary, Alan Wright, Treasurer, Debbie Cumpton, Tail Twister, Vic Guzman, Lion Tamer and Debbie Cumpton, Membership Chair. The Lions Club International serves 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members around the w orld and it makes the Belle Glade Lions Club one of the world’s largest service club organization. The Belle Glade Lions Club was established in 1939. This year Vic Guzman an active member of the club received a Pin marking 55 years of serv ice. Vic Guzman, Phil Dulany, and Charlie Echols also received the Melvin Jones Fellowship pin for their dedicated service to the club. Leigh Woodham received the “Lion of the Year” award for her leadership and commitment to the club. The Belle Glade Lions Club held several fundraisers throughout the year in order to raise money to give back to the community, the Harvest Queen Pageant was once again one of their most successful event. This year the club was able to donate to the following organizations: Lighthouse For the Blind $2,000., Glades Youth Connection $1,000., Lyons Park Cleanup $510., Boys & Girls Club $100., VSA Arts of Florida $250., BG Chamber $700, Black Gold $300, PBSC Foundation $750, Literacy Coalition $300, Lions Club International $600, Florida Lions Eye Bank $1,000., Fla Lions Conklin Center $600, Seeing Eye Guide Dogs $500, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts $1,000., Gladeview Elementary $200., ARC of the Glades $1,300., Pam Bergsma Advocate for Joey $1,000. The Club also donated to the Belle Glade Chamber $500 for Christmas lights, $100 for Tee sponsorship and $100 towards the Political Forum. The Lions Motto is “We Serve.” It’s something that unites Lions around the world. And, without the support of the community and business partners the Belle Glade Lions Club they would not be able to give back to the community. They wish to thank everyone for the continued support. Belle Glade Lions Club hokee Elementary, which received a “B” grade for the 2010-2011 school year. That school saw gains in students meeting high standards in Reading, Math, Writing and Science, improving to 52 percent (up three points), 75 percent (up 15 points), 86 percent (up one point), and 37 percent (up 12 points), respectively. So far, only one school in the Glades fell by a letter grade. Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary scored a “D,” down from last year’s “C” grade. No information exists yet for Glade View Elementary, with the state reporting an “Incomplete” grade. According to The Palm Beach Post, Glade View is under investigation by the Palm Beach County School District “because of an unusual pattern of wrong-to-right erasure marks on 33 of its students’ FCAT answer sheets.” The school scored a “C” last year.Final School Grades:Belle Glade Elementary improved from an “F” to a “D” Pahokee Elementary improved from a “C” to a “B” Pioneer Park Elementary improved from a “D” to a “C” Rosenwald Elementary improved from a “D” to a “C” Gove Elementary remained a “C” school Lake Shore Middle remained a “C” school K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementar y went from a “C” to a “D” Countywide, the Palm Beach County School District received an “A” grade. GradesContinued From Page 1 e Collins CenterLynn Topel retired in January from the Florida Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI) after twice serving as its executive director. In this Q&A feature, Topel recalls why she took the job as a consultant and how she rose to executive director. What inspired you to join FHREDI? I wanted to create more opportunity and choice for the communities in the region. I traveled the state and country researching best practices and funding sources for FHREDI. Why was FHREDI established? In 1994, the Florida’s Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative Inc. was established to bring infrastructure and jobs to the Heartland region (Hardee, DeSoto, Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry and the Tri-cities). FHREDI created inter-local agreements to push for legislation that recognized its unique environment. FHREDI wouldn’t exist without pioneers like Betty Neale who served as the rst director. It was Neale’s efforts that helped launch this initiative. Neale was a valiant advocate for the Heartland region at the local and state level. Glades County Commissioner Kenneth “Butch” Jones was also part of the founding board. DeSoto County Commissioner Ronald Neads was, and is still is, an activist for FHREDI. There are a host of other original board members who have remained committed to the region. What are some of FHREDI’s success stories? FHREDI has been the unifying voice for several transportation projects like Highway 17 between from Zolfo Springs to DeSoto; S.R. 80 between Hendry and Glades counties; SR 64 improvements; and the ClewBelle Glade bus route. Because of the success of this regional alliance, we’ve been the recipient of various grants from entities like VisitFL, Florida Association of Counties, Florida Department of Transportation, and the Governor’s Of ce of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development. We have also conducted a rural mobility study and secured a federal grant to implement a middle-mile broadband access project in the 14county area. What legacy do you hope to leave behind? I hope people will look back one day and sa y we united a region for greater community improvement. I want to be remembered for looking at the larger picture and helping move the Heartland region into the 21st century. The real legacy is left with our partners and leaders who stand daily as voices for the Heartland. There is no progress without local support. The local supporters are the real heroes. What makes this region unique? The Heartland region is a kind and gentle place. It is home to some o f the most generous people in Florida. Their kindness is overwhelming. When I worked for FHREDI, everyone remained committed to the region despite inherent differences. Do you have words of wisdom for the new executive director? I want the new director to carve out his or her own space for advancement in the region. This is a time to brand a new model of leadership. What are your retirement plans? What’s funny is how this is my fourth time attempting to retire. I just can’t seem to stay awa y from the Heartland of Florida. I plan to relax and stay in my garden. I will spend my time using m y ngers and cultivating Florida’s soil. What message would you leave to regiona l partners? I want them to know that I am proud to see everyone working together. The people in these communities have worked through daunting differences and fragments. It’s all about the continuation of the region working together. Lynn Topel Community Spotlight: Lynn Topel BY ROBERT WELLS Univ. of FloridaWhite ies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide applications. Biological control, or bio-control, is the mitigation of pests using natural means rather than synthetic ones. Florida is the country’s top producer of fresh tomatoes, and sales of the state’s crop for 2009-2010 exceeded $402 million. Lance Osborne, an entomology professor and associate director of UF’s Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, led the study that found that papaya plants can be used to host a wasp that attacks silverleaf white ies, an insect that is a major pest of tomatoes. The ndings are published in the current issue of the journal Biological Control. “The major issues involved with this white y are its ability to transmit viruses and to become resistant to most pesticides,” Osborne said. “This pest is very prone to developing resistance, so 100 percent reliance on pesticides equates to resistance. It equates to almost disaster.” “We’re trying to reduce the use of pesticides so we don’t develop a super strain of white y that’s resistant to everything,” he said. White ies feed on tomato leaves and transmit diseases, including tomato yellow leaf curl virus. By introducing papaya plants with wasps into the greenhouse before any pest white ies are detected, the wasps act as sentries and attack any white ies that might become established in the crop. Wasps have been used before to control white ies in greenhouse production systems, but those sold commercially tended to be expensive and ineffective. Osborne and his team solved the problem by introducing papaya plants into the system. The papaya plants come with a white y that’s speci c to papaya but not a pest for tomato or other crops, thus allowing the wasps to survive. The researchers found the wasp signi cantly controlled silverleaf white ies on tomatoes while at the same time preying on papaya white ies. The wasps were able to y from papaya plants located in the corners of greenhouses to attack silverleaf white ies on tomatoes located in the center. Successful tomato production occurred without the use of pesticides. “This system has the ability to be just as effective as insecticide controls,” said Osborne, a member of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “The idea is not to limit insecticide use completely, but to have plants that don’t have resistant white ies and ultimately, not any white ies at all.” Insecticides can be used, but with fewer applications, Osborne said, as part of an integrated pest management system that uses the best methods available to solve pest problems while mitigating negative environmental effects. The system is known as a banker plant system because it stores, or banks, extra prey for the biological control organism. The wasp works by laying eggs in immature white ies, killing the white y when the wasp offspring hatches inside of it and feeds on its insides before emerging. Yingfang Xiao, a postdoctoral associate researcher and lead author on the study, said the papaya plant also has the potential to host other biocontrol agents, such as predatory mites and spiders. “It could be possible that papaya may support multiple natural enemies for controlling multiple pests,” Xiao said. The system has been used in a commercial herb, tomato, cucumber, eggplant and lettuce greenhouses around the state well as in a commercial poinsettia greenhouse, where it has also been effective. For now, the system is limited to Florida, as papaya has tropical and subtropical climate requirements and moving the papaya white y across state lines is illegal. However, Osborne said his team is looking for another white y and host plant that could be used by growers in other regions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded the research. Papaya Plants Reduce the Need for Pesticides

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