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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: 08-18-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Thursday, August 18, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 108 •Summer Camp: sports page 10 •Bird watching column 7 •Pahokee Book Bag Bash 19 • School briefs 2 •Arrests 9• Weather and lake level 5 A high school football season preview of the 2011 Glades Day Gators BY NAJI TOBIAS e SunOne game at a time. It could very well be the motto of this season’s Glades Day Gators football team, a program that has won the past two Class 1B state championships. For a team that’s seeking its rst three-peat and eighth overall state title, sixth-year head coach Pete Walker is focused on sticking to what works for Glades Day. Now that junior running back Kelvin Taylor has broken the FHSAA record for most rushing touchdowns – Taylor (114 rush TD) reached that elusive mark in last year’s state title championship win over Warner Christian – Walker has been at work with his players on the concept of team building. Walker, a coach who fully expects his team to exhibit exemplary discipline on and off the eld, is pleased with what he’s seeing so far with his players in regards to the aforementioned concept. To take it a step further, Walker decided there was no need this season for a two-day team building-based sleepover – one of Glades Day’s hallmarks that have aided their two most recent drives to state title glory. “We have high expectations as normal Dreams of A nother History-Making Campaign in Gator CountrySee Glades — Page 11 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A Children at PEPPI Head Start in Belle Glade performed exercise routines with Glades Central football players on Tuesday morning Glades Central Raiders teach importance of healthy food options to headstart childrenBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunA number of Glades Central football players found themselves in a different kind of environment on Tuesday. The players arrived promptly that morning to Peppi Headstart in Belle Glade, where the order of the day was in teaching children the importance of eating healthy. Players lugged fruits and vegetables with them, teaching the kids why it’s necessary to stay away from the junk food that so many of them are accustomed to eating. If they want to grow up to become great football players, or just healthy people in general, they need to eat their veggies, the players said. Roosevelt Blackmon, the new head coach for Glades Central this year, said that children are exposed to many poor choices in their diets, and Players Preach Healthy EatingSee Healthy — Page 9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Spaghetti DinnerThe United Methodist Baptist Church is holding a Spaghetti Dinner on behalf of their Anniv ersary. The event will be held on Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. at the City of Pahokee Parks and Recreation Cafeteria. Tickets are on sale from any United member. For any further information, please contact Geraldine Johnson at 561-755-0395 or Delores Maxey at 561-985-6242.Sisterly LoveSisterly Love targets the youth of Palm Beach County (more so, the tri city areas of Belle Glade, South Bay, and Pahokee). It is a newly incorporated organization working towards being notpro t. Due to the non-pro t nature of the foundation, the group is seeking new partners who are willing to provide any assistance to secure programs, personnel and supplies for the youth, and work with other non-pro t organizations and/or agencies and businesses who will deliver the products and programs directly. They are having their rst fund raiser, which will be an annual school drive. The purpose of this school supply drive is to bless the students who are overlooked with necessary school supplies. This includes everything from bookbags and notebooks to pens and calculators. To send a donation, please stop by one of their drop off locations between now and Aug. 18: U-Save (524 SE Ave. E, Belle Glade) Glitz and Glamour-Ishmeal's Shop (316 MLK Blvd. Suite 101, Belle Glade) Boost Mobile of Belle Glade If you have any questions, please contact Ronnshae Holland at 561-463-1301.The Crossroads CenterGrand Opening and dedication of the Crossroads Center in South Bay on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone's invited to join in the fun at this community-wide celebration. The event will include the dedication of a new rental community building, new boat ramps and oating docks. Additional sidewalks, benches, and parking have also been added to the area, and the exterior of the historic railroad worker's cottage has undergone a dramatic face-lift while renovation of the interior continues. Enjoy family games, demonstrations from various units of the PBSO and County Fire Rescue and self-guided tours of the 1926 Railroad Worker's Cottage. Move to the beat of the music from a local DJ as you learn more about the organizations and services available in your community. A free barbeque chicken lunch is also planned.Harvest Fest RevivalGreater Union Missionary Baptist Church located at 249 N. W. 9th Avenue, South Bay, will host its annual Harvest Fest Revival Beginning Monday night, Aug. 22, through Friday Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Evangelist for the week will be Elder Gilbert Grantlin III of Miracle By Faith Deliverance Center in South Bay. We will close our Revival week with our Family and Friends Day on Sunday Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. Elder Grantlin will be our speaker. Everyone is invited to come. We look forward to having a great time in the Lord. For information please call 561-993-0017. Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenThere will be a meeting on the second Thursday of the month. Those dates include: 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. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Rosenwald Elementary Parents this is a reminder of the Beat The Summer Slide Reading Challenge. On May 31, the incoming 1st 5th grade child was given the opportunity to select four ve books to get them started reading over the summer. The child should have brought the books home in a bright orange Rosenwald drawstring backpack. In addition, a packet including a parent letter and Summer Reading Logs forms indicating a reading challenge that your child should meet by Aug. 22 was sent home. Students could win Lunch off campus with the Principal and Reading Coach, A dance and Ice Cream Social, a No Uniform Day and Free Snack Pass at Lunch to name a few. In addition to the Reading Logs, incoming 3rd 5th grade students are to complete and submit a book report during the week of Aug. 22. 3rd 5th grade students who log in 2,000 or more minutes and submit their book report during the week of A ug. 22, will travel to Barnes and Nobles Bookstore in Wellington to tour the bookstore and also select their very own book. The students will also enjoy lunch in Wellington. If your child is in need of another packet or more reading logs, please feel free to stop by the school. Parents please help encourage your child to read. Your support at home has helped them raise our school letter grade to a "C". Now your help is needed in raising the school grade next year to a "B" or an "A". A special thanks to the Robert and Pew Foundation for approving the Beat The Summer Slide Grant that has allowed Rosenwald students to have their own home library as well as the opportunity to tour the bookstore. PEPPI Head Start ProgramLSF/PEPPI Head Start Program is accepting applications for child development services for eligible families with children ages 3 and 4 for the fall 2011/2012 school year. Please note that these services are free to eligible families to include children that meet the criteria of being classi ed as homeless and or living in shelters and children with disabilities. Please contact Mrs. Barbara Green, Ms. Nadine Dessaint, Mrs. Edith Pino, or Mrs. Autrie Williams at 561-996-1718 for additional information concerning the 2011/2012 School Year enrollment at Lutheran Services Florida/PEPPI Head Start Program.Belle Glade ElementaryRegistration for the new school year is on Aug. 1 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be registration on Aug. 8 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. On Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a "Meet and Greet" for parents to come to the school to meet their child's teacher. Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. is their open house. Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. is their rst SAC Meeting. Please plan to be apart of your child's academic life.Lake Shore Middle2011-2012 registration today, Aug. 18, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration will be held in the Roadrunner Cafeteria. There will also be preschool parent and student orientation on Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. in the Gymnasium.School ImmunizationC.L. Brumback Health Center will have a back to school Immunization Day. Bring child's immunization card and child must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-996-1600.Crossroads AcademyNew this year at Crossroads Academy is "Coffee" with Principal Diane Howard. This will be held in the media center on the rst Friday of every month at 9 a.m. "Coffee" will be open to all parent/guardians, grandparents, and community members so that we can share ideas, discuss concerns and socialize. Reminders will be sent out in advance to let everyone know when the "Coffee" will take place. The rst "Coffee" will be held on Sept. 2. Crossroads Academy's vision for 2011-2012 is that the school community will be informed, active and re ective and have conscientious citizens in the local and global arenas. All of the students will have access to highl y quali ed teachers, rigorous curriculum, 21 century technology and instructional challenges that nurtures and honors the whole child. They will always embrace diversity at Crossroads Academy and strive to understand that students come to use with a wide variety of learning needs that will be addressed so that all students will be successful. Their expectation is that ever y student will succeed, and it is their responsibilit y to provide a safe learning environment with high academic standards. Dress code requirements for the 2011-12 school year -Polo shirts: beige, white, maroon -Long pants (only) colors: khakis, black, beige, white, blue, gray, brown -Belts required/no pants worn below waist -Clear or mesh backpacks only Dates to remember Aug. 19 is new student orientation Registration is from Aug. 3 to 18 School starts on Aug. 22 at 7:20 a.m. First SAC meeting is on Aug. 30Glades Central High School SCHOOL BRIEFSSee School — Page 12

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Peter H.Hibberd,MD Emergency Medicine 863.983.9121 Suzanne Pavlou,MD Pediatrics 863.983.3434 Robert Zarranz,MD Otolaryngology (ENT) 983.902.3084 Donald Cornell,MD Anatomic Pathology 863.983.9121 Lazaro Bravo Jr.,MD Pulmonology 863.983.9121 Jeffery Matfus,MD Internal Medicine 863.983.3434 Michael J.White,MD Family Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine 863.902.3090 Carlos Romero,DO Family Practice 863.675.2356 Jennifer Romero,DO Family Practice 863.675.2356 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 L L O O K I N G F F O R M M O T I V A T E D P P E O P L E M A N A G E M E N T P P O S I T I O N S L I T T L E C C A E S A R S C C L E W I S T O N N e e d t t o b b e c c o m m i t t e d t t o e e x c e l l e n c e M a n a g e m e n t e e x p e r i e n c e a a m m u s t F o o d i i n d u s t r y e e x p e r i e n c e a a p p l u s W i l l t t r a i n t t o m m e e t L L i t t l e C C a e s a r s s s t a n d a r d s P a y m e n t s s c h e d u l e b b o n u s s s t r u c t u r e + + b b e n e f i t s Please send resume to cathy@jamapizza.com 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsAs parents are getting their children ready to go back to school, it is important that they remember to add health insurance to their checklist. Parents whose children are uninsured should consider applying for Florida KidCare (FKC). Through FKC, the state of Florida offers different types of health insurance coverage for children from birth through the age of 18. Children may still qualify for this coverage even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare representatives will check which part y our child may qualify for based on the child’s age and the family’s total income. FKC decides what plan your children are assigned to, based strictly on family income, but special consideration is made for a child with frequent and chronic medical illnesses by listing it in the appropriate box on the application. FKC does not disqualify children with prior medical conditions. The program currently covers almost 1.3 million Florida children with exceptionally low or no premiums for low-income families who qualify. There is a partnership with the Division of Children and Families/ Fl Medicaid and Florida Kid Care. When you apply to FKC, you are automatically applying to both Medicaid and FKC. Medikids: children ages 1 through 5 (through Medicaid). Healthy Kids: children ages 5 through 18. Children’s Medical Service Network: children birth through 18 who have special health care needs (Through Medicaid or the FKC Title 21 program) Medicaid: Usually ages 6 through 18. A child w ho has other health insurance may still qualify for Medicaid. (Please note: If your child had Fl. Medicaid and was recently denied renewal, make an application to FKC immediately!) Some of the services Florida KidCare covers may include: Doctor (sick) visits, (well) check-ups, specialists and immunizations Hospital visits, emergency room visits and surgeries (Every hospital in Florida) Prescriptions (Most local and almost all chain pharmacies) Vision and hearing check-ups Dental visits Mental health screenings and visits A pplyThere are several ways to apply for Florida KidCare: If you applied for Florida KidCare before, call 1-888-540-5437 or 1-800-821-5437 to update your information by telephone, English, Spanish and Creole operators available. The best times to call are during the early mornings after 8 a.m. or from 5 to 7 p.m. You can request an application from your local county health department, Department of Children & Families Of ce, Family Health Center in LaBelle, Florida Community Health Center in Clewiston, and United Way. You can apply online at www. oridakidcare. org/ Print an application and instructions online and ll out the form. Then you have several ways to submit the completed application: -Mail it to: Healthy Kids and KidCare, P.O. Box 980, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-0980 -Fax it to: 866-867-0054 (TOLL FREE) -E-mail it to: applyrenew.healthykids@acsinc.com Please note: The application form has space for three children. If there are more than three children, attach the information on another sheet of paper.Family ChecklistHave these following documents with you before you start the application: Your family’s most recent tax return (Form 1040) and/or Your Wage and Earning Statement (W-2 Form) and/or Current Pay Stubs (covering the last 4 weeks) Your children’s Social Security numbers or the date applied for if you have not received a Social Security card. Proof of Citizenship, (Legal residency, migrant worker programs can apply. Children do not always have to be born here in order to obtain FKC insurance). Healthy Kids and KidCare now has year round open enrollment. It takes 4-6 weeks to process a complete application. Coverage only begins after your child’s eligibility has been determined and the rst month’s premium has been received, if required. Monthly premiums are based on your household size and monthly income. Most families pay $15 or $20 per family per month. There are multiple ways to pay monthly premiums either on line, by mail, payment book, credit card by phone. You can go on-line to get more information about Florida KidCare at www. oridakidcare.org. A pply for Florida KidCare

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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 August 18, 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 A ugust 18, 2011 Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind between 6 and 9 mph. Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. 10.33 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL

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BY STATEPOINTBeing a parent can sometimes feel like your heart is walking around in someone else’s body. And while your instinct is to protect your children from any and all harm, it is also important to give them an appropriate amount of freedom to prepare them for the real world. “Parents will always have a lot to worry about,” says Tony Pham, vice president at Life360, a company that uses technology to keep families connected everyday and during emergencies. “But having a plan can really help families be prepared for any type of safety situation.” As the new school year quickly approaches, parents should consider the following tips when talking to their children about safety: Emphasize Solutions Over Danger Constantly warning your children, whether they’re 8 or 18, about all the dangers of the world, can do more harm than good by increasing anxiety and feelings of powerlessness. Instead, focus on presenting solutions to known threats. For example, tell children that they have every right to yell, scream and kick if a stranger grabs them. More importantly, since the majority of abductions in the United States are by people children know, teach kids to check-in with you if their instincts tell them something is wrong. For younger kids, this may mean telling you before doing something adventurous, while for older children this may mean sending a text message before heading off with a family friend. Get Mobile Help Advances in mobile technology are making it easier than ever to keep children safe. For example, Life360 has created a mobile app that allows family members to request a “Check In” from another family member, along with a GPS location update. This simple technology proved useful during the tornadoes in the Midwest earlier this year, when thousands of families were able to contact their loved ones to share location and status updates even though phone calls weren’t going through. But before it gets to that, make sure your family has a disaster plan in place. Kids and teens should know where to go in your home to stay safe during an earthquake, tornado or whatever disasters may hit your area. You should also agree on a meeting place away from your home (a neighbor or relative’s house or even a speci c street corner) where you will reconnect if separated in an emergency. Virtual Safety Children need to know that strangers exist on the Internet, too. Parents should warn them about connecting with strangers or “friends” of friends on social networking sites. Children should also not disclose any personal information such as a home address, social security number or bank account without rst checking with an adult. For more information on how to keep your children safe in today’s busy world, visit www. life360.com. Updating your safety plan as part of your back-to-school activities will keep your kids safe all year long. Important Tips For Keeping Kids Safe Improved farming techniques help EAA, C-139 achieve phosphorus reduction goalsBY RANDY SMITH SFWMDFor the 16th consecutive year, water owing from farmlands in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) achieved phosphorus reductions that were signi cantly better than the 25-percent reduction required by law. With the continued implementation of improved farming techniques known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), results for the 2011 monitoring period show a 79-percent phosphorus reduction in the 470,000-acre EAA farming region south of Lake Okeechobee. The C-139 Basin also met its goal for phosphorus levels. Located west of the EAA, the 170,000acre C-139 farming region consists primarily of pasture land, row crops, citrus and sugarcane. Results show 20 metric tons owed through the basin during the 2011 monitoring period, well below the limit load of 31 metric tons. The monitoring period covered May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2011. “Improving water quality is a key component in the ongoing effort to restore and improve South Florida’s ecosystems,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. “This is an important commitment made by our region’s agricultural community to help in achieving meaningful phosphorus reductions that will bene t the Everglades.” In the EAA, the most commonly used BMPs are more precise fertilizer application methods, re ned stormwater pumping practices, and erosion controls to reduce the amount of phosphorus transported in stormwater runoff to the Everglades and connected water bodies. In the C-139 Basin, the District has worked with farmers in recent years to improve the effectiveness of BMPs and address the unique challenges of achieving phosphorus reductions in the basin. Phosphorus can impact the Everglades ecosystem if stormwater runoff carries excess amounts into these unique wetlands. To meet the requirements of Florida’s Everglades Forever Act, the amount of phosphorus leaving the EAA must be 25 percent less than the amount before phosphorus-reduction efforts started. Data show that a 79 percent phosphorus reduction was achieved for the 2011 monitoring period. The average reduction from the implementation of BMPs over the program’s 16year history is 55 percent, more than twice the amount required by law. When measured in actual mass, 173.6 metric tons of phosphorus were prevented from entering the regional canal system, which sends water into the Everglades, during the 2011 monitoring period. Over the past 16 years, the BMP program has prevented 2,411 metric tons of phosphorus from leaving the EAA. In the C-139 Basin, a BMP program has been in place for the past eight years with the goal of reducing phosphorus discharges to historic levels. In November 2010, the program requirements were enhanced to further control phosphorus levels. The District uses a model to determine the phosphorus load that the agricultural region must achieve each year based on rainfall totals. For the 2011 monitoring period, the limit load was 31 metric tons. Data show the actual mass of phosphorus discharged from the basin during that time was 20 metric tons. Together with best farming practices, water leaving the EAA and C-139 Basins receive additional treatment in one of several Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) before entering the Everglades. These constructed wetlands are lled with aquatic vegetation and use “green” technology to further reduce phosphorus levels. Since 1994, the network of six STAs south of Lake Okeechobee — with a combined treatment area of 45,000 acres — have retained approximately 1,470 metric tons of phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades. Through the end of April 2011, more than 3,800 metric tons of phosphorus have been prevented from entering the Everglades through treatment wetlands and the BMP program covering the EAA. From May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011, the constructed wetlands treated more than 730,000 acre-feet of water. Overall, Florida has invested more than $1.8 billion to improve Everglades water quality since 1994. The District is currently expanding several water quality improvement projects to further enhance its water cleaning efforts: Construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2012 that will nearly double the size of STA-2 in western Palm Beach County to 15,140 acres. Known as Compartment B, the 6,817-acre expansion will help the STA achieve optimal performance. A 4,656-acre expansion of treatment wetlands in southeast Hendry County, also scheduled for completion in spring 2012, will further improve water quality owing into the Everglades. Construction of Compartment C, a $47.5 million investment, will connect two existing Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA-5 and STA-6) in the EAA and more than double water treatment capability at the site. During the past winter, District staff continued to enhance STA performance by installing earthen barriers and planting bulrush in STAs where water depths have limited cattail growth. 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.James Davis Forbes, M.D., 78CLEWISTON — James Davis Forbes, M.D., 78, passed away on Aug. 8, 2011, at his home in Clewiston. He was surrounded by his wife, Janice, of 59 years and family. He was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Ocala. Dr. Forbes, “Jim”, was the only child of Ima and Mary Laura Forbes. Upon graduating from Ocala High School in 1951, he matriculated at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He and Janice married in December of the same year and spent the next eight years in Atlanta as Jim continued his studies at Emory School of Medicine. After his training in Jacksonville, and a stint as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force, Jim and Janice moved their growing family to Clewiston, Florida. Dr. Forbes spent the next 45 years caring for everyone from infants to seniors as one of the area’s last rural family practice doctors. He also delivered babies and performed general surgery for 25 of those 45 years. In 1993, Dr. Forbes was chosen by the City o f Clewiston as the Honoree of the Sugar Festival, and in 1999 the Florida Rural Health Association honored him with the Wendell N. Rollason Service Award. In 2007, he received the Florid a Hospital Association’s Lifetime Heroic Achievement Award. Jim Served the Lake Okeechobee communities as a board member of Dunklin Memorial Camp, Cross Training Ministries, The Agape Home, Hendry Regional Medical Center. Jim was an avid hunter and sherman, and he spent much of his free time in Chokoloskee and later Stuart. He is survived by his wife, Janice; his son, Davis; his daughters, Mary Edwards and Jenn y White; eight grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. The memorial service was held on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in the Evangel Assembly of God Church in Clewiston. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation. Please contact Glenda Wilson for more information regarding donations (863)983-2735 or online at www.hendryregional.org under the foundation page. Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011 OBITUARY Phosphorus Reductions Improve Water QualityYour 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 TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem recreation special assessment on residential properties located within the West Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Benefit Unit. The properties subject to the assessment are residential properties within the land area depicted on the map below. The public hearing will be held on the proposed increase at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, on September 13, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. All affected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to file written objections with the County Commission within 20 days from the date of this publication. The County's mailing address is P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The proposed increased assessment will be collected by the Tax Collector and the assessment will continue indefinitely for subsequent years until the County Commission takes action to change it. The purpose of the increased non-ad valorem special assessment is to complete the recreation complex currently under development off of Forrey Avenue in LaBelle and to operate the recreation complex. The amount of the special assessment is proposed to increase from $75 per year per dwelling unit to $100 per year per dwelling unit. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Darrell R. Harris, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon September 17 is the Florida Fall North American Migration Count (NAMC). The area of a count is not a circle, but the boundaries of a county. The idea is to have a contiguous interlocking set of non-overlapping counts across North America. The following returning teams need additional counters, compilers and photographers: LaBelle, Clewiston, Pioneer, Muse, STA5, Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest/Spirit of the Wild, Fisheating Creek Campground, Lakeport/ Ft. Center/Curry Island and South Hendry (833/835). In order to get a good snapshot of our count area, volunteers are still needed to organize a team or do home counts at Ortona, Dinner Island/833, Felda, Hwy 80, S.R. 27 or Lake Okeechobee. This is the sixth year that Hendry and Glades County have participated in the fall count. Volunteers are needed to organize new counts in Okeechobee County as well. Contact Margaret England if you would like to join a team of volunteers or survey birds at your home. Volunteers, who will be citizen scientists for the day, will be counting common birds as well as those of special interest. One of the listed species of “special concern” in Florida is the Limpkin. Florida is the only state in the U.S. where Limpkins breed (FWC Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail). The Limpkin is a large dark brown bird with feathers on the head, neck, wings and much of the back and underparts marked with white, making the body look streaked and the head and neck light gray. It has long, dark-gray legs and a long neck. This bird has a long, heavy down curved yellowish bill with a dark tip. The closed bill has a gap just before the tip that makes the bill work like tweezers which the limpkin uses to extract snails out of their shells. They almost exclusively eat apple snails, but also eat other aquatic snails and bivalves that they nd by sight or touch. Other less important prey includes insects, frogs, lizards, crustaceans and worms. Limpkin, locally know as the “wailing bird” or “crying bird,” are easier to hear than to see. Their most common call is a loud wild wail or scream which is most often heard at night, dawn or dusk. It has been used for jungle sound effects in Tarzan lms and for the hippogriff in the lm “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Other calls include “wooden clicking, clucks or a piercing “bihk, bihk.” Nests may be built on the ground, dense oating vegetation, in bushes or at any height in trees. A clutch will have three to eight eggs which can be gray-white to deep olive. Both parents incubate the eggs during the day, but only the female remains with the eggs at night. The young, who hatch at about 27 days, are covered with down and are capable of walking, running and swimming. Both parents feed the chicks who leave their parents at about 16 weeks. Limpkin can often be seen sitting on snags or foraging near the waters edge. They are being reported in wetland areas, ditches and ponds in inland Florida. If you would like to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers on the August 20th STA5 bird trip or September 17th NAMC 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 863674-0695 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 feature d birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Limpkin PHOTO / WADDY THOMPSONLimpkins and chicks. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 COINSAny and all coins made before 1970, rare coins, entire collections, silver dollars, half dollars, and all others.GOLDBroken and unused jewelry,dental gold, Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leafs, Pandas, gold bars, U.S. Eagles, etc.SILVERFlatware, tea sets, goblets, jewelry and anything marked sterling. What We Buy: David Morgan STAFF WRITERIf you have a jewelry box with bling from an old fling, you may want to haul it down to the Holiday Inn Express this week. You may be sitting on a small fortune, explains IPEB show coordinator Gary Denomme, Todays gold & silver prices are at an all time high and its definitely a sellers market.Ž One broken gold chain or an old class ring could be worth a weeks salary, said Denomme. People are just amazed at what these types of items are worth in todays market. I urge anyone with gold or silver in any form to sell it right now.Ž For the past 25 years gold has been trading at levels below $350.00 per ounce and silver at $4.00 per ounce. Currently, gold and silver is trading at many times that price. IPEB professionals will test any of your gold or silver jewelry for free, so bring it in even if you are not sure what it is. ITS UNBELIEVABLE, I BROUGHT IN SOME OLD COINS THAT HAD BEEN IN A LITTLE CIGAR BOX FOR YEARS AND SOME OLD HERRINGBONE NECKLACES„IN LESS THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES I LEFT WITH A CHECK FOR $700.Ž Other items they will be looking at include dental gold, flatware sets, tea pots, silver platters, and anything marked .925 or sterling. Even if youre not sure what it is, bring it in and IPEB reps will test it for free. Silver coins made before 1970 including Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters and Dimes are highly sought after as well. These coins are 90% silver and worth many times their face value. IPEBs head company, THR & Associates hosts over 4000 shows each year throughout the US, Canada and Europe. They are one of the largest companies in the country that buys directly from the public. Their shows are held in all size markets and anyone can sell directly them. We pay on the spot,Ž said Denomme. Its a fun experience and you can bring in your items and leave with cash in hand just a few minutes later. Other items the group will be buying this week include pocket and wrist watches, all old coins and currency, vintage guitars and musical instruments, war memorabilia, train sets, toys, pottery, dolls, diamonds, costume jewelry. If its old we want to see it. ESTATE BUYERS PAYING ON THE SPOT NEXT WEEK FOR YOUR VALUABLES! PAID ADVERTISEMENT BROKEN JEWELRYNew or Old: mismatched earrings, bracelets,loose diamonds, all gem stones, etc. Family cashes in on inherited sterling silverware set and walked away with a check for $1,746.00 INFORMATIONWHOPREMIERE ESTATE BUYERSWHATOPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR VALUABLESWHEREHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 3101 US HWY 441 S OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974WHENAUGUST 15TH 20TH MON…FRI 9AM…6PM SATURDAY 9AM…4PMDIRECTIONS 863.357.3529 INFORMATION 217.787.7767 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FALL SEMESTER 2011CLEWISTONADULT& COMMUNITYSCHOOL475 E. OSCEOLAAVE. € CLEWISTON, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511Beginning August 22, 2011 thru December 9, 2011 Basic and High School Completion CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-111Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/118:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab ABE9900004-112Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/1112:30pm-3:30pm$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-111Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/118:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-112Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/1112:30pm-3:30pm$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab ESOL9900040-111Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/118:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. Way/Mrs. RentasC.A.S. ESOL9900040-112Tues/Thur08/23/1112/08/111:00pm-4:00pm$30.00$120.00Mr. Way/Mrs. SantanaMontura's Club House Night-Time Classes CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-113Mon/Wed09/12/1112/07/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. MoselyDay Lab ABE9900004-114Tues/Thur09/13/1112/08/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.Day Lab Ged Prep9900026-113Mon/Wed09/12/1112/07/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. MoselyDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-114Tues/Thur09/13/1112/08/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.Day Lab ESOL9900040-113Mon/Wed09/12/1112/06/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. JeanC.A.S. Continuing Workforce Education Classes CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm Sub TeacherE91010P-111T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$63.50$153.50Mrs. WayC.A.S. Basic ComputerE91010B-111T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$63.50$153.50T.B.A.C.A.S. Consersational E91010P-112T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$63.50$153.50T.B.A.C.A.S. SpanishRegistration fees will be collected at time of enrollment and are non-refundable.Other classes may be offered provided sufficient enrollment. Counseling and tutoring are available. For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511. CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011Robbery, no rearm or weapon Arrested Aug. 9 by Ofc. Herman w Dewayne Ulysses Hale, 34Aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon Arrested Aug. 10 by DS Florexil Released Aug. 11 on bond b Latonya M. Canty, 31Aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon Arrested Aug. 10 by DS Escarra Shanetta Bush, 32Battery by strangulation Arrested Aug. 11 by DS E. Cano Released Aug. 11 David D. Harden, 32Marijuana possession, w/ intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver Arrested Aug. 13 by DS Jose A. Claudio w J Norberto Navarro, 27Aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon Arrested Aug. 15 by DS R. Wheelihan Jovina Johnette McDonald, 30 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. maybe by having the players walk them through healthier eating habits will pay off for them in the long-term. He isn’t expecting the kids to turn their eating habits around in a day, but hopes that some good will come from the program. While there, the players organized into small groups and headed outside to teach the children how to exercise. Before long, the children were more enthusiastically performing the exercise routines than the smiling players themselves. Later, the players took advantage of storytime to read the children from children’s books. “You don’t want to read, do you?” one player remarked to an especially jumpy young boy. “Alright, then let’s talk about you.” A short discussion about the child’s brother followed. According to Javin Walker, who helped to organize the event, this is the rst of three programs that the Glades Central football team has agreed to conduct at the school. Even with football season set to start, Coach Blackmon considers it important to give back to the community and use the position of in uence of his players to guide the youngest generation in the right path. HealthyContinued From Page 1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A Glades Central football players taught kids about healthy eating.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011 F rom Glades to Palm Beach County: Sports Page SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Youth Center wants to greatly appreciate their Head Summer Camp Counselors Maranda Berner, Meredith Kane and Brittani Barnes. Thanks for all your hard work! SUBMITTED PHOTOFish Camp getting ready to go shing out on Lake Okeechobee. SUBMITTED PHOTOMaribel Sanchez holding a baby alligator on the Summer Camps’s trip to Gatorama. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 here at Glades Day,” Walker said. “We expect to go out there and compete hard in every football game with the intention of winning. If our players stay healthy and disciplined, then I think we have as good a chance as anybody to win the state title again.” Glades Day, now in Class 2A, has a relatively challenging schedule – a barometer for the Gators to see where they are at as a team when the playoffs start in November. But rst, Glades Day must either nish as the District 7-2A champion or runner-up. A late September matchup with fellow 7-2A powerhouse J upiter Christian will most likely go a long way in deciding where Glades Day will end up come playoff time. Here’s a look at the Glades Day Gators season schedule: Friday, August 26 – KICKOFF CLASSIC: Away at Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach) Friday, September 2: Home vs. Monsignor Pace (Miami) Friday, September 9: Home vs. Highlands Christian Friday, September 16: Home vs. Clewiston Saturday, September 24: Away at Jupiter Christian – John I. Leonard High School Friday, September 30: OPEN DATE Friday, October 7: Home vs. Coral Springs Charter Friday, October 14: Away at Village Academy (West Palm Beach) Friday, October 21: Home vs. Trinity Catholic (Ocala) Friday, October 28: Away at Summit Christian (West Palm Beach) Friday, November 4: Home vs. Zion Lutheran (Deer eld Beach) Friday, November 11: Away at South Fork (Stuart) Just like last season, it’s going to take a full team effort to reach the ultimate goal. To do that, Glades Day will have senior quarterback John Barr as the team’s signal caller. The good thing for Barr is that games – if all goes according to plan – won’t have to be decided by him, as he’ll have a loaded stable of players to lean on in the running game. Though Barr has shown improvement in his overall passing game – there will be times that Glades Day will utilize the spread offense in games – Glades Day will be a running team, as the offense will most likely be featured in a singleback format. The single-back formation has been Glades Day’s bread and butter – a simple formula that has directly led to Glades Day’s past two state titles. Taylor, who is poised to break Emmitt Smith’s all-time state rushing recording in yardage at some point this season, will obviously be the starter. To keep Taylor fresh, however, Walker plans to utilize the likes of senior backups Corey Garcia, Will Zipperer and Luke Alava in hopes of taking the heavy load off of last season’s team MVP – a strategy that paid off in huge dividends in last year’s playoff run. “We’re going to start off every game running the football,” Walker said. “That’s how our team is built.” Don’t be surprised if returning senior wideout Steven ‘Stretch’ Williams has a breakout season, as Walker sees the potential for the Gators playbook to open up a bit. And Barr will have a few options to work with, such as returning wideouts Luis Ruiz, Blake Brady and Damien Lincoln. In addition, new transfer additions Marshall Britt (Moore Haven), Bryan Allen (Seminole Ridge), Nigel Allen (Seminole Ridge) and Jose Perez (Ocala-Trinity Catholic) will be counted on to provide a boost for the offense. “We think we have enough personnel to open the offense up, but it depends on what the defenses give us,” Walker said. The Gators will be sporting an experience line on both sides of the ball, with a total of 13 lineman available to play this season. In terms of depth, that shouldn’t be too much of a concern. Glades Day’s defense will be utilizing a 3-5 scheme, with three linebacker and ve defensive linemen manning the front. As far as the secondary is concerned, expect to see a mix of coverages in the back, with formations such as the Cover 1, Cover 2, Cover 3, and man-to-man to be used. Look for the likes of Williams (safety), Ruiz, Lincoln and the Allen brothers to patrol the secondary throughout the season. All in all, this edition of the Glades Day Gators has the look and feel of a championship team – at least on paper. “We have to stay hungry,” Walker said. “If we do what we’re supposed to do this season, then we should be just ne. We just need to focus on being the best we can be as a team.” GladesContinued From Page 1 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASThe Glades Day Gators passing game is expected to be a welcome complement to its top-notch rushing attack this upcoming season. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASGlades Day senior wideout Steven Williams, who hauled in a nifty catch in his team’s spring game against Royal Palm Beach, will come into this season as the team’s top big-play receiver. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASGlades Day junior running back Kelvin Taylor, who broke the FHSAA all-time rushing touchdown record with 114 in last year’s state title game against Warner Christian, needs just 963 yards to break Emmitt Smith’s all-state state rushing record in yardage, which currently stands at 8,804 yards. Taylor currently has a total of 7,841 rushing yards in three seasons as a running back.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Darrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Fl. 33975, Telephone (863) 674-4113 Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contain s complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization o f changes in income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child's name, SNAP/ TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Foster children will receive benefits (i.e., free, reduced-price, or paid) based on the child's personal income regardless of t he income of the household. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674 4108. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member 's income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; • Names of all household members check the "no income" box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy Darrell Harris, Food Service Manager will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, h e or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to Gordon Swaggerty, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (863) 674-4113 Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by th e school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDAINCOME ELIGIBILITYGUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS Effective from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 To determine annual income: • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported. "In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office o f Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDAis an equal opportunity provider and employer." H e n d r y C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r dA n n o u n c e s i t s p o l i c y f o r F r e e a n d R e d u c e d P r i c e M e a l s f o r s t u d e n t s u n d e r t h eN A T I O N A L S C H O O L L U N C H A N D B R E A K F A S T P R O G R A M 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 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011 9th Grade Orientation will be held Thursday, A ug. 18, at 6 p.m. in the gym. All incoming Freshmen and parents are encouraged to attend. School begins Monday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 a.m. Students will receive their schedule the morning of school.Earn a ScholarshipThanks to the generosity of Jess Santamaria, Glades Area residents ages 18 and up can earn themselves a scholarship while learning a trade in several different areas of study including cosmetology, welding technology, web design, construction, diesel technology, CDL licensing and more. Courses are offered by Palm Beach State College so register today and you can earn up to $500 per semester. Available to Glades residents only although residents may attend any of the PBSC campuses to pursue their trade. Recipients must qualify. For more information regarding the scholarships, contact Jermaine Webb at 321-848-6269. For more information regarding available courses, requirements, etc., contact Lester Mosely at 561-993-1427. SchoolContinued From Page 2 Submitted PhotoPahokee Fishing EventOn Aug. 9, crews from Battalion 7; Engine 72 C ( CO Osullivan, DO Bush, PM Fortune), T72 C (DO McCarroll), DC7 (Gribble on an exchange), BC7, DC Burroughs and Lt Slonaker assisted in the Pahokee Vice Mayor Fishing tournament that allowed over 100 children to sh from the Pahokee marina. The kids had the chance to catch sh and were assisted by battalion 7 crew members.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 H H a m p t o n( S o o n t o b e A L A N J A Y ) 202 W.Sugarland Hwy Clewiston € (863) 314-5370 € HamptonChryslerDodgeJeep.comNEW 2011 DODGE AVENGER MAINSTREET$19,790 or0% up to72 monthsNEW 2011 DODGE CHARGER$24,515 or0% up to36 monthsFREE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS ON ALL NEW VEHICLES!**PRICES EXCLUDE TAX, TAG, LICENSE, $699 DEALER FEE. REBATES TO DEALER. APR NOT IN CONJUNCTION. INCENTIVE PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO C HANGE. SPECIAL APR WITH APPROVED CREDIT.#C536741 #C615886 #C579414NEW 2011 DODGE DURANGO$28,995 or0% up to36 monthsNEW 2011 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT$3,000 factory rebateor0% up to60 months! 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! C C L E W I S T O N H O M E S / M O B I L E H O M E S €3/2 MH 1107 Gratton Rd fenced, $40K €3/2, fenced, 516 Bond St. $35k €3/2 404 Royal Palm, detached garage $85K €3/2 Mobile Home, 704 Seminole Ave. $82.5K €3/2.5 Town Home Sweet Lake Villas $179K €3/2 MH 710 Bowden Rd Seminole Manor RDCD $66.5K €4/2 620 W Haiti Reduced to $135K €4/3 Del Monte Ave., lrg lot, remodeled $189K €5/2 Pasadena Ave., only $94,9K M O O R E H A V E N / L A K E P O R T / O R T O N A €891 Yacht Club 3/2 MH $65K €827 Yacht Club 2/2 m.h. $135K €784 Ave. D. 2/1 m.h. $48,5K €Ortona Riverfront 4/3 w/pool 5 ac. $295K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House Lowry Ln. $110K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 Lowry Ln CBS Reduced $195K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 MH Blue Heron $69.9K €1/1 Fisheating Bay Condo #22 $22,500 €3/2 Lrg. Home, A 784 Ave. N. $185K A C R E A G E L A N D & L O T S €Vacant lot 526 Central Ave. reduced $10K. €900 Acre Ranch w/ 2 story home, Imp. Pasture €51 Acre Ranch w/ Home, Hwy 27 Frontage Palmdale $750K €Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner Finance Avail. €Sky Valley Lots: deeply discounted Ready To BuildŽ €1.25 Ac. lots Montura Ranch Estates $6K and Up €Ladeca 15 ac. part. fenced Reduced $85K €E. Del Monte/N. Francisco, Res. Lot $75K €185 Ac former shrimp/fish farm So. LaBelle $4,500 per acre €918 Acre former shrimp farm So. Clewiston $6,500 per acre €N. Fransisco Res. Lot $25K, Owner Financing €2 Residental lots horseshoe acres $7500 each €812 Maryland Ave. (Mobile Home Lot) $11,000 €5 ac. Queen Ave. wooded $25K C O M M E R C I A L / I N V E S T M E N T €Moore Haven Medical Office w/ Equipment for sale or lease €Gas/Convenience Store, CR 833 $350K €Industrial/Rail Business Park, CR 835. Sale or Lease €Hwy 27, 14,279 sq. ft. Commercial Building $349K €Hwy 27 Frontage-Former Sonnys Lot (1.9 ac) $450K €2 Retail Buildings on U.S. 27 $50,000 each €525 E El Paso Office w/ apt. excellent condition $105K €Comm. Building Moore Haven U.S. 27 For Lease €200 Ft U.S. 27 Frontage Reduced to $155K €.35 ac. Corner LotEast of Bello's Jewelry $65K €Corner Lot, Hwy. 27 Frontage reduced $155K JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS$21.99 per Hour Permanent Full Time Bene ts after 90 Days Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, US Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products.FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeCITY OF CLEWISTON JOB POSTING IT ADMINISTRATOR Job descriptions and applications are available at City Hall, Human Resources, 115 West Ventura Ave. EOE/DFWP READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000895 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff vs. ALLISON T. TUCKER, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 2 day of August, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 26-2009-CA-000895 in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. is the Plaintiff, and LESLIE B. TUCKER, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOTS 4 AND 5 IN BLOCK 142 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main Street, 2nd oor hallway, LaBelle, FL 38935 at 11:00 AM, on the 31 day of August, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lie pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: August 5, 2011. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 4454826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863) 6755217, Tipp a 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre aka ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout mOUn lti,n gb4yir5 yw bezwen sp’esiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogTatn sa a dwe, nan yun. tan rezonab an ninpot araniman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakt Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nat. nirn6ro P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1750, teldfon nam se (863) 675-5217, oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les persorines en besoin dune accornodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dan.s un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre cl6marche, contacter !’of ce administrative de la Court situe’ au P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863) 675-5217 TIDE? 1. 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto 6 Decreto de los Arnericanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en n.ecesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedirniento debrgin, dentro dc un tiernp0 razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en conta.cto con la o cina Administrative de la Corte P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Tele’fono (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 394643 CN 8/11,18/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 10-CA-885 SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff vs. NORTH RIVER VILLAGE OF LABELLE, LLC and THOMAS M. DYSON Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 2, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 10CA-885, in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK, is the Plaintiff, and NORTH RIVER VILLAGE OF LABELLE, LLC, and THOMAS M. DYSON, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at public sale on August 31, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Second Floor Administrative Side, Labelle, Florida 33935, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” A Parcel of land in Government Lot 1, Section 6, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Government Lot 1 in Section 6, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, and run N 89 36’ 10” W along the North line of Government Lot 1, a distance of 914.12 feet; thence run S 00 25’ 19” W, 35 feet to the South right-of-way line of State Road No. S-78 and point-of-beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence S 00 25’ 19” W, 866.72 feet to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence Southwesterly, along the arc of the curved canal right-of-way line (said right-of-way line being curved concave to the Southeast with a radius of 3600 feet, a central angle of 04 15’ 51” and a chord bearing of S 64 03’ 20” W), 267.93 feet, thence N 00 25’ 19” E 985.58 feet to the South right-of-way line of State Road No. S-78; thence S 89 36’ 10” E, along said right-of-way line, 240 feet to the point-of-beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: August 5, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis 394649 CN 8/11,18/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-001219 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 04, 2011 and entered in Case No 26-2010CA-001219 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR; MARTHA TELUSNOR; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FT. DENAUD ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 MERITT MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLHML2F54718710A AND FLHML2F54718710B. A/K/A 591 NILES STREET LABELLE, FL 33935 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 Me a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10104155 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394974 CN 8/18,25/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001007 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LILLIE MAE BIERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 2nd, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-001007 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and LILLIE MAE BIERS; DAVID BIERS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31 day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 2326, PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8053 SUNRISE CIRCLE LABELLE, FL 33935Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F09084466“See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whole of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394833 CN 8/18,25/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-040-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIE JAMES BROOKIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f WILLIE JAMES BROOKIN, deceased, whose date of death was June 10, 2009; File Number 201 1-040-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R 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 FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: August 11, 2011. MILDRED BROOKIN Personal Representative 1209 Mississippi Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@2gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@2gendersalvarez.com GENDERS + ALVAREZ + DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 394724 CN 8/11,18/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-363-CA PREMIER AMERICAN BANK, NA., d/b/a FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS A. PERKINS, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the above-named Defendants who are not know to be dead or alive, whether as unknown parties may claim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that pursuant to the nal judgment dated December 8,2010 in Case No. 10-363-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, in which PREMIER AMERICAN, N.A., d/b/a. FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK is the plaintiff and DENNIS A. PERKINS, is the defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Main Clerk’s Of ce on the 2nd Floor of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hichpoochee Avenue, corner of S.R. 80 and Highway 29, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on August 24, 2011, the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: The West 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 o f the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, less the North 25 feet and the East 20 feet for road right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida (also known as Lot B-3, La Belle Acres No. 2, an unrecorded plat) Dated this 26th day of July, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 394118 CB 8/11,18/2011 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. 08/28/2011 @ 8:00AM 2007 NISS VIN #1N4BA41E77C813292 393598 CB/CGS 8/18/11 NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP /SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a budget workshop/special meeting on Wednesday August 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will be to discuss the District’s budget and any other business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed budget. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 394682 CN 8/11,18/2011 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On July 25, 2011, the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,926,333.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 394433 GCD 8/11,18/2011 NOTICE OF MEETING The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will conduct a Board of Supervisors’ Meeting at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The purpose of this meeting will be to conduct routine business. This meeting is open to the public. Mark Colbert, Chairman 394910 CB/CGS 8/18/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on August 29, 2011 at 10:00a.m.: 1996 Dodge, 2B6HB21Y0TK179886 1996 Ford, 1FALP52U4TA288308 1993 Mazda, JM2UF313XP0379265 395174 CN 8/18/2011 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 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.395185 CN 8/18/2011 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday August 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will be to discuss and amend the District’s Policy and Procedure Handbook and any other business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed budget. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 395186 CN 8/18/2011 Employment Full TimeAccepting applications for: LOAN INTERVIEWER Must have excellent communication skills, previous experience preferred, Bi-lingual a must. Must be pro cient in all Microsoft Of ce programs. May apply in person or mail resume to: 1099 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440, Attn: Marta or email resume to: loans@ evergladesfcu.com RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE Royal’s Furniture is accepting applications for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a preemployment drug screen and background check. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person at Royal’s Furniture at 225 West Canal Street, Belle Glade. Employment MedicalACE HOMECARE a dynamic home health agency needs Full-Time OT, home health care experience preferred. Per Diem MSW, RN, LPN, and SLP. 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Highlands County HOME Consortium Sixth Program Year Action Plan NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Heartland Rural HOME Consortium (which includes DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties, Florida) is applying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the 2011-2012 allocation under the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). This Sixth Program Year Action Plan is submitted under a new Consolidated Plan for 2011-2016. The preliminary activities, with the estimated dollar amount for which the Consortium is applying are: Funding Source Budget HOME Investment Partnership $589,290 Total $589,290 Planned Activities Budget HOME Homeownership $441,968 Community Housing Development Corporations (15%) $88,393 Administration $58,929 Each County in the Consortia has adopted a single anti-displacement and relocation plan before submission of the Consolidated Plan. The Consortia will assist displaced persons with grant funds, as indicated in the budget and policy. A required 25% match will be covered by on-going activities in each County under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. Two Public Hearings to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the Sixth Program Year Action Plan and Consolidated Plan 2011-2016 will be held at 198 6th Street, Moore Haven, FL beginning at 10:00 a.m. on August 17, 2011, and at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL, on August 18, 2011 beginning at 1:00 p.m. A draft copy of the Annual Plan will be available for review at that time. A nal copy of the application will be made available at the Highlands County Housing Department, 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875 on August 30, 2011 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Sixth Program Year Action Plan will be submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before August 14, 2010. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the Public Hearings contact Jeannie DuBenion, Highlands County Community Service Program Interim Director, at (863) 402-6626. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Jeannie DuBenion at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should also contact Jeannie DuBenion at (863) 402-6626 at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Jeannie DuBenion at (863) 402-6626 at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting. Pursuant 91.225, the following certi cations will be submitted to HUD with the Sixth Program Year Action Plan. The certi cations will be made available by Highlands County Housing Department and HUD for public inspection upon request. These certi cations will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of ve years. 1. Af rmatively furthering fair housings; 2. Anti-displacement and relocation plan; 3. Drug-free workplace; 4. Anti-lobbying; 5. Authority of Jurisdiction; 6. Consistency with Plan; 7. Acquisition and Relocation; and 8. Section 3. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION 395188 CN 8/18/2011 NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a variance has been granted to Mr. Mark F. Lapp, County Attorney, Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975-2340, to provide monitoring relief from Rule 62-610.865(8), F.A.C., for the Port LaBelle Wastewater Treatment Plant. Hendry County blends the ef uent from said plant with the demineralization concentrate from Port LaBelle’s reverse osmosis drinking water treatment plant prior to disposal in Hendry County’s onsite restricted public access rapid in ltration basin. Rule 62-610.865(8), F.A.C., requires continuous monitoring of the blend for speci c conductance and weekly monitoring for TSS, uoride, TDS, chlorides, pH, and sodium adsorption ratio. This variance reduces the monitoring frequency for these parameters to quarterly. Only the monitoring frequency has been relaxed. No applicable ef uent or ground water standards have been relaxed. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Mediation is not available. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). In accordance with Rules 28-106.111(2) and 62-110.106 (a) (4), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing must be led within 21 days of publication of the notice or receipt of written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time will toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. Upon motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to le a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect, the Department may also grant the requested extension of time. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that right. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’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 interest are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (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 that 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 that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’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. Under sections 120.569(2) (c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing shall be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely led. Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901. The contact person is Brandon Ivy at 239-344-5653. 395187 CN/CB 8/18/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE The following vehicles and equipment are available for sale by the City of Pahokee by sealed bid. Vehicles may be viewed at the City of Pahokee Motor Pool area, 1501 McClure Rd., Pahokee, Fl., beginning Monday, August 29, 2011 through Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 8 am to 4 pm, excluding weekends. You must notify staff that you are on the property. The bid items may also be viewed on the City website at www.cityofpahokee.com. Sealed bids are due by 12:00 pm on Monday September 12, 2011 and will be opened at 1:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers located at 360 E. Main St., Pahokee, FL. 33476. Buyers do not need to be present. Winning bidders must make full payment by Thursday, September 15, 2011 or the vehicle or equipment will be awarded to the next highest bidder. All vehicles are sold “as is” and must be removed from city property by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011. Vehicles not removed, will be towed from city property. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bid Item # Description VIN or Serial Number Minimum Bid Bid # 1 1999 Ford F-150 1FTZX1726YNA89099 $ 800.00 Bid # 2 1994 Ford Econoline Van 1FBJS31H2RHA73930 $ 800.00 Bid # 3 2003 Chevrolet Blazer 1GNCS13X53K154838 $2500.00 Bid # 4 2002 Ford Taurus 1FAFP522X2A198073 $2000.00 395235 CN 8/18/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Of ces, 165 South Lee Street, Suite A, Labelle, Florida. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Brian Raimondo at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 211 or by e-mail at braimondo@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 394832 GCD 8/18/2011 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Everglades Farms Inc. (Felda) PO Box 5101, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Application 110707-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00520-W to irrigate 77.5 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sur cial Aquifer and the project is located in Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 33 East. Tropical Oaks Farms Inc. (Tropical Oaks Farms F/K/A Hansen Grove) 2633 Fort Denaud Road, Labelle, FL 33953, has submitted Application 110715-18 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-00062-W to irrigate 38 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Section 13, Township 43 South, Range 28 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 394949 CN 8/18/2011 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 1031 2007 1134432-A0001410000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3109, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394834 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 1043 2007 1134432-A0001740000 Pilar Home Developers The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3026, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394837 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a public meeting to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The meeting and public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 15, 2011 in the Golden Gate Community Center, Room A/B, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples, Florida 34116. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of the annual budgets and capital improvement programs for the Golden Gate Utility System and Lehigh Utility System and the FGUA General Fund annual operating budget. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital improvement programs and to le written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least three business days prior to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA. 394198 CN 8/11,18/2011 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Glades County: Lykes Bros Inc (Thistle Pen Pond and Brighton Grove 6 Pump Station) 106 SW County Road 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974, has submitted Application 110711-12 for modi cation of Surface Water Management Permit 22-00019-S for 8,396 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the C-40 Canal and the project is located in Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, Township 38 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 394944 GCD 8/18/2011 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Case number: 11-1705-05 on May 9th, 2011 in the matter of First Union National Bank of Florida as plaintiff, and Erleidys R. Zaballa a/k/a Erleidays Zaballa and Diego Rodriguez a/k/a Diego R. Rodriguez as defendant(s), I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant(s), to-wit: 2005 MAZDA 6, vehicle identi cation number: 1YVFP80C055M36642, title number: 92588406 issued 07/19/2007. and on September 8, 2011, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden As Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 392454 CN 8/11,18,25;9/1/2011 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 1482 2007 1244432-A0000840000 Leon and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5283, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394836 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A 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 1798 2007 1354432-A0000510100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4638, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394840 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 1537 2007 1254432-A0000780000 Jimmy & Betty Osceola The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1214, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394838 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 August 18, 2011

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A 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 1356 2007 1224432-01000520130 Cecelia Braunstein Lot 13, Block 52, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, 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 September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 394842 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Public Notice Roofing 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 A ugust 18, 2011 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Life is a JourneyBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThis summer, Kathy and I went on a road trip out west that netted over 4,000 miles on the road. Hours together in a vehicle can really test a relationship. When you’re driving, the real you comes out to play. At least that’s the case for me and I would venture to guess for a lot of others, too. The good news is that our marriage not only survived, but thrived. What made our trip special was that while we had our destination, we were able to go with the ow and enjoy the journey and points of interest along the way. That’s not to say there weren’t some trying moments. The love of my life and self-appointed director of my driving had some doubts about my decision to leave Georgia and travel north to Tennessee in order to go to west Texas. We traveled unfamiliar roads and encountered spaghetti layouts of roads and loops that increased our prayer lives. Through all of these, we relied on our GPS to direct us as to which way to turn and what direction to go. Did we always know exactly where we were? No. But we were not lost, even when we made wrong turns, because we knew our GPS would help direct us back to where we needed to go. That took away a lot of worry. I have to admit that there have been times in my life when I have felt lost. My human tendency is to take control of the wheel and navigate through everything myself. Faithful logic tells me to turn on my spiritual GPS (God Positioning System), trusting that God will direct and redirect me in the way I need to go, even when I make a wrong turn or decision. That also takes away a lot of worry. Life is a journey. How much we enjoy the ride is determined in large part by our attitudes and the kind of preparations and decisions we make. One of the best decisions we can make is to activate our spiritual GPS and follow God’s direction.A Fish Doesn’t Know it’s Swimming in WaterBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchWe seem to rely on old habits and patterns of doing things. When things change around us and the old ways don’t work, frustration and gloom set in. I realize that if I want to lose weight, I will have to change my diet; the old one will no longer work if I am going to be thin. An Indian chief spoke to me one day about the problems with young people in his community and asked “Why can’t the elders speak to them about their (substance abuse) and get them to stop?” I explained that there were other factors involved that have come from outside of their usual experiences; something new encountered from a different culture. Our Everglades is being invaded by foreign species of snakes; the ecological system is being changed and nature’s former balances are being threatened. We could talk about a global economy and how what is going on a half-world away affects us here at home when it never used to be that way. On and on; so many potential areas where the old, habitual ways of doing things aren’t working as they used to once keep us safe. There is a living witness in my household; my 97-year old mother, who has lived through more changes than I can imagine or really comprehend. World War I, World War II, the Depression of the 1930’s, the coming of radio and the telephone-antiquated by many of today’s means of communicating, the changes in our national demographics, the advances in medicine, and on and on. Each required new adjustments, new shifts in thinking, new ways of doing things. There are many Biblical analogues as I read them. A man born blind who is healed by the Lord; but the Pharisees are worried about just how He did it and if He is really one of them (John 9:1ff), a Centurian who carries out the orders of an oppressive and occupying army, but Jesus heals his servant in spite of it (Luke 7:6ff), a Canaanite woman who has a sick daughter and is rebuffed, but keeps coming back even though not being o f the “faithful,” and her daughter is healed (Matthew 15:21ff); a crippled woman who is healed on the Sabbath; something known to go against God’s Law as it was understood (Luke 13:10ff)and on and on. How quickly we seem to overlook that one o f the greatest gifts given to us is Jesus’ examples o f working and thinking “outside of the box.” Perhaps one of our greatest limitations is our inability to see that there are other ways of doing things, other worlds to know and understand, other ways of nding and knowing God. A sh doesn’t know he’s swimming in water; it keeps him from knowing so much more. Our great heritage of faith gives us directions to look beyond ourselves and what we’ve taken for granted. The Lord opened doors; He can open up lives. That certainly is among His greatest gifts to us.The Perfect CounselorBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchIt was a sordid story of immorality, unfaithfulness and twisted relationships. I felt sorry for her as she poured out the horrid details which has turned her life into a nightmare. She concluded by saying, “I don’t think anyone could straighten out this mess.” I was inclined to agree. The wisdom of Solomon could not have untangled the web of people and circumstances, but I was reminded of the help our Lord offers even when the wisdom and skills of human counselors have been exhausted. For various reasons human counselors are often ineffective. 1. If they haven’t personally experienced the problem, they may be unable to identify with it. And if they can’t identify with it, their advice -while well-intended, may be shallow. 2. If they wonder how anyone could be so unfeeling, immoral and foolish as to become involved in the confessed sin, they will be aloof, perhaps self-righteous and without sympathy. 3. Even if they extend valuable support and advice, there comes a time when they can go no further. They’ve given all the help they can, and additional meetings, while perhaps supportive, are redundant. But Jesus has none of these limitations. He knows every situation completely and is able to help from beginning to end (Heb. 4:15; 2:18). His knowledge is unlimited. He never comes to the point where “there is nothing left to say.” And He is always available. His counsel is perfect. His grace inexhaustible. RELIGION COLUMNS

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"A four-day event of this magnitude is stressful to deal with, especially when you're close to the top most of the days," said Martin, who boosted his FLW Outdoors earnings to more than $1.8 million with the win. "I had to play a mind trick on myself and pretend like tomorrow was the nal day and today was the cut day I was going to try to catch a big bag. "I think the biggest factor when you win a tournament is con dence," Martin added. "The rst day of the tournament I caught a couple of real big sh right off the bat and I told my partner, I can win the tournament in this spot.' Lo and behold, that's exactly what happened." Martin said he shed main lake areas around Bird Island, Pollard Creek and Mountain Harbor to claim his title. Martin keyed in on an area that w as holding 4and 5-inch shad in 23 to 27 feet of water. The area featured brush piles, but Martin said the key was the wind that was keeping the shad near the brush piles for the feeding bass. He said any brush piles that he found that didn't have bait sh in the area didn't produce the healthier bass he used to ll his limits. "If you looked at this particular spot on a map y ou would never think it would be a fantastic place," Martin said. "As a matter of fact, I found it by accident. I was graphing and looking for bait, and as I went through this area and not really thinking I was going to nd anything, my graph lit up real well and I saw all the bait. I turned around and started shing through it." Martin said he used three main rigs during the tournament, all of which were anchored by Kistler rods. On his swimbait rig, Martin used a 7-foot, 10-inch Z-Bone model rod and an Abu Garcia Revo Premier reel with 10-pound-test Seaguar line. The bait was a Gary Yamamoto swimbait on the back of a Sworming Hornet Fish Head Spin or a hollow belly swimbait on a 7/16-ounce head slow-rolled in deep water. "Any time you sh a swimbait, the size of the line makes a big difference," Martin said. "If the diameter's too thick, the bait's not going to get down to the proper depth and stay there." Martin's 10-inch ribbontail worm setup was a 7-foot, 6-inch Z-Bone model rod and an Abu Garcia Revo Premier reel with 12-pound-test Seaguar line. Martin shed the worm with a 3/8-ounce weight and 5/0 worm hook. Martin said he caught a few sh during the rst three days of competition on a drop-shot rig consisting of a 7-foot Z-Bone model rod and a Shimano Stradic reel with 10-pound-test Spiderwire line and an 8-pound-test Seaguar leader. The hook was a 1/0 with a 5/16-ounce tungsten weight, and Martin tipped the rig with a Morning Dawn-colored RoboWorm or a watermelon candy-colored nesse worm. Martin said he dyed the tail tips chartreuse. Overall there were 39 bass weighing 81 pounds, 1 ounce caught by pros Sunday. The catch included ve ve-bass limits. Coverage of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup will be broadcast in high-de nition (HD) on VERSUS. "FLW Outdoors" will air Sept. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW Outdoors on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors. Martin Claims Championship Title at Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita SUBMITTED PHOTONational Guard pro Scott Martin of Clewiston wins Forrest Wood Cup in Hot Springs, AR.

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