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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: 09-29-2011
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Thursday, September 29, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 114 •Rosenwald Reading Celebration 19 •Bird watching column 3 •Arrests 9 • School briefs 2 •City Honors Businessman 12• Weather and lake level 5 Pahokee wins rst game of the season; Glades Central enjoys bye weekBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunFade to Stretch. The top overall play of the Glades Day-Jupiter Christian district dog ght, played on Sept. 24 at Dwyer Football Field in Palm Beach Gardens, occurred on the Gators rst offensive series in its 34-28 overtime win over the Eagles. With the score tied at 28-all, Glades Day got the ball rst. After a 2-yard run from junior tailback Kelvin Taylor (40 carries, 283 yards, 4 TD), Gators senior quarterback John Barr (2-for-4 passing, 37 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) called out a fade play at the Eagles 8-yard-line. That's when senior playmaker Steven Stretch' Williams (two catches, 37 yards) muscled his way past a Jupiter Christian cornerback into the end zone and caught the wide-open 8-yard touchdown for the six-point lead. While Glades Day failed on its two-point conversion try Barr was stopped on a botched run the Gators defense was amped up to get back on the eld in its attempt to close the Eagles out. It took just one play for that to happen, as Jupiter Christian senior quarterback Kedric Bostic (11for-18 passing, 231 yards, 2 TD, 1 Gators Beat Eagles in Overtime ThrillerSee Sports Page 10 SUBMITTED PHOTOA special thanks to Dr. Ian Saltzman, Mr. Wayne Gent, Dr. Janis Andrews, CTA President Debra Wilhelm, School Board Member Marci a Andrews, and Dr. Frank Rodriguez (not shown) for celebrating student achievement with Rosenwald Elementary School Staff. 2011/2012 Anniversary Season Kicks off soonBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunEditor’s Note: The 2011/2012 season of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center represents a major milestone for the facility and its community supporters. The following speech demonstrates just what it took to make the theatre a reality. The season will be kicking off in November Scene I The "Historical Presentation for Cultural Arts Center," a function held on April 17, 1982 in Belle Glade in front of a crowd of theatre supporters. Applause. Enter Dolly Hand. "Ladies and gentleman: as we gather tonight for the opening of this beautiful building as we look forward to the many events that will occur here as we imagine how much the rst community auditorium in the Glades can mean to our college and our community, I would like to give you a clear and simple explanation of how it all came about. I would like to do thatbut I can't. Because the way it came about was not clear and simple. It was convoluted and complex, terrible and lovely, depressing and exhilarating, and lled with fantastic people who did incredible things just in the nick of time to save the entire enterprise from disaster. There is no way I can tell you the entire storyand you wouldn't believe it if I could. So I will tell you only a very few of the highlightsand I'll have to start a long time ago because the beginning of this building was really a donation of $78,000 from the Sugar Cane Growers Theatre Celebrates 30th SeasonSee Theatre Page 19Recognizing Student Achievement

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenThere will be a meeting on the second Thursday of the month on 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.Careers in Health CareA series of information sessions were held at the Belle Glade campus during the month of September to give potential students the latest information about the College’s nursing programs. Currently licensed RN’s may apply to the College’s new RN-BSN program, through Oct. 1. A pplications are also being accepted for the associate degree program located at the Belle Glade campus through Oct. 1. For application and testing information, please contact the department directly by visiting links from the following website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/x5765.xml, or by calling Ms. Rhonda Boles 561-868-3441 or Dr. Gary Reardon 561-8684115 (for BSN). Free Civil Legal AssistanceFlorida Rural Legal Services, Inc. provides free civil legal assistance to indigents and low-income people. Florida Rural Legal Services also provides legal assistance to migrant workers throughout the state of Florida. Florida Rural Legal Services provides high quality services in such areas as: Child Support (enforcement of bene t), Food Stamps, Unemployment, Medicaid, Medicare, Employment, Divorce, Garnishments, Other Income Maintenance, Housing, Education, and Other Family Law. Please call 561-993-0003, Ext. 8010 to schedule an appointment. They are located at 1500 N. W. Avenue L, Suite A in Belle Glade. For more information about Florida Rural Legal Services and services provided please visit our website at www.frls.org.Workforce AllianceWorkforce Alliance is charged with the stewardship of federal and state workforce development dollars in Palm Beach County. Together with leaders from business, government, education and community agencies, Workforce Alliance links businesses in need of quali ed employees with individuals seeking employment opportunities. Services to Businesses: Training grants (upgrade the skills of employees through federally funded programs) Professional recruiting, assessment testing and job placements Employment services (Internet job postings/ identifying quali ed candidates) Outplacement services Local labor market information & analysis Education services (summits and forums focused on workforce related topics featuring renowned speakers in the industry). For more information, please call 561-340-1060 and ask to spea k to a Business Services Account Manager.Change a LifeTo become an adult literacy volunteer please call the Belle Glade Library at 561-996-3453. No previous experience is required as training is provided in a one-day workshop that gives you an overview of strategies for tutoring adult learners. Participants will be matched with a student and site convenient to them. Tutors and students meet in public places such as the local libraries. If participants can commit to at least two hours of volunteer time per week and are a friendly, patient person who loves reading, they are asked to call today. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Belle Glade ElementaryBelle Glade Elementary is off to a great start for the 2011-12 school year. We have many new teachers as well as veteran teachers eager to teach and students that are eager to learn. Belle Glade Elementary is ready to soar to new heights. Reader’s Workshop will open many new doors to reading success. Our students are learning to read…read…READ! Belle Glade Elementary is proud to start the 5th Grade Safety Patrol for 2011-12. The safety patrol has 45 members which demonstrate leadership qualities. They show excellent behavior and participate in a number of activities at our school. The Safety Patrol will be having fund raisers throughout the year to help pay for their annual trip to Washington D.C.Pahokee ElementaryWhile You’re Here Volunteer Educating our children takes everyone parents, organizations, retirees, college students, business and military personnel. Pahokee Elementary School is looking for volunteers. Contact Mrs. Harrison or Mrs. Harper to nd out how you can get involved.Crossroads AcademyNew 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. 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 highly 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 every student will succeed, and it is their responsibility to provide a safe learning environment with high academic standards.Gove Elementary SchoolCommit 2B Fit Once again, Gove Elementary School is the recipient of the Commit 2B Fit Grant. The grant provides third through fth grade students with academic planners for the purpose of helping the students organize their assignments while pledging to stay healthy and t. During a short program held in the Media Center on Aug. 23, the students received their planners and signed pledge cards committing to a healthier life style. Thanks to Mrs. E. Smith, Wellness Coordinator, and the Fine Arts Department for overseeing this event. Hispanic Heritage Month Gove Elementary students are learning about the richness of the Hispanic culture by participating in various activities throughout the month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). Sixth grade Dual Language students are participating in an essay contest sponsored by the School District of Palm Beach County. The theme for this year’s contest is “Celebrating and maintaining culture is an essential part of our identity.” The students will focus their writings on the question “What does it mean to you to be Hispanic?” Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Thanks to Mrs. Easdale and Mrs. Aguirre for overseeing this initiative and wish all of the students the very best as they represent the school in this county competition. On a daily basis, members of the Spanish Honor Society are also celebrating the richness of the Hispanic culture by highlighting Spanish speaking countries over the loud speaker. Pictures and biographies of famous Hispanics are also being displayed in the front of the school for all to see. Commended Mrs. Aguirre and Ms. Blandon for enriching the education of the students with these daily activities. Last, the Wellness Team along with the Fine Arts Department will be sponsoring an “International Walk to School Morning” on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Students and faculty are encouraged to represent their country of origin by dressing up accordingly. They invite the community to participate in this annual event. Character Education Program The Guidance Department is once again implementing the School-wide Character Education Program. They have designed the program to highlight one character trait per month. It is their goal for parents to work along with the school by discussing the monthly character education trait with their children. Additionally, they will provide school-wide activities, classroom guidance lessons, group counseling sessions, and individual counseling sessions that highlight the tenets of the character education program. They hope to recognize students who exemplify the traits throughout the year and seek the support of the community to help make this initiative a success! SCHOOL BRIEFSSee School — Page 20

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, And Hendry Regional is offering discounted Digital Mammogram Screenings (during October)For Only $75*Call Hendry Regional Medical Center at 863-902-3061 to schedule an appointment.*Upon verification of benefits,if your insurance plan covers an annual Mammogram Screening, a small co-payment (of $75 or less) will be due at the time of service.We at Hendry Regional Medical Center care about Women's health and are available to provide you with the following services:•Digital Mammogram •Stereotactic Breast Biopsy •Needle Location Breast Biopsy •Bone Density Scans •Breast Ultra-sound •Board-Certified RadiologistsGetstate-of-the-artcareright here,close-to-home! 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonBirdwatchers and hunters enjoy the many species of ducks that live year-round or winter in Florida. Ducks can be divided into three major categories: diving ducks, sea ducks/mergansers and dabbling ducks. Diving ducks have relatively small wings and large, broadw ebbed feet and strongly lobed hind toes which allow them to dive ef ciently. Sea Ducks/Mergansers are sh-eating diving ducks w ho are extremely tolerant of salt w ater but are reported inland during winter months. Dabbling ducks feed mainly on the water's surface and upend their bodies without submerging in order to reach deeper into the water for food. The Mottled Duck is a fairly common large dabbling or "puddle" duck that lives year-round and breeds in Central and South Florida. The species is in danger of being displaced because of hybridization with feral Mallards. It is estimated that at least ve percent of the population is now Mallard Hybrids (Great Florida Birding Trail FWC). The Mottled Duck has sometimes been called the Florida Mallard, Summer Mallard, Summer Duck or Florida Duck. It prefers living in freshw ater wetlands, marshes and impoundments. It feeds on aquatic plants, seeds, small sh and invertebrates. The adult has a dark-brown body with a lighter brown head and neck with ne dark streaking. In ight, its white under-wing linings contrast sharply with dark body. It has a dark blue-green patch on the secondary wing feathers at the back of its wing. Males will have a yellow-green bill. Immature Mottled Ducks are similar to the adults in appearance. The Mottled Duck's call is a soft raspy "quack" with the female's call being louder than the male's. Both the male and female calls are similar to a Mallard, but softer and less harsh overall. Their nest is a depression that is scraped in the ground and lined with vegetation and down. The female will incubate one clutch of 5-13 white to greenish white eggs for 24-28 days annually. The young are able to y at 60-70 days. If you would like to participate in the Oct. 15 birding trip to STA5 or receive the quarterly Hendy-Glades Audubon digital newsletter e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society "Facebook" page friends will be entered in a monthly drawing for a "Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America" during October, November and December 2011. "Like" the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook to enter the next drawing. Winners will be announced on the Facebook page. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Mottled Duck PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEMottled Duck. Margaret England Your 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 DENTAL1 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n t h e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 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 DENTAL 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 86. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming north between 5 and 8 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Friday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Light and variable wind. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 88. North wind between 3 and 9 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 76. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 73.Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 86.11.01 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming north between 4 and 7 mph.

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BY PETE GAWDA Special to INIIn central Florida it is either feast or famine when it comes to water. What is the ideal lake level? What means should be taken to keep the lake at that level? Should lake levels be based on the best levels for ecology, drinking water supply or irrigation? These are all aspects of a complicated situation for which there is no quick, easy answer. According to Bryan Honnerlaw of Friends of Lake Okeechobee, the lake should be maintained at 12.5 to 16 feet with the ideal being 12.5 to 13.5 feet. He blames the current low lake level, in part, on the regulation schedules for Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee chain of lakes. He said water managers are holding back water in the Kissimmee chain of lakes that could help raise the level of Lake Okeechobee. He also claimed the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) released too much water before the rainy season began, contributing to the low lake level. The level of Lake Okeechobee is governed by a schedule that has been devised through consultation with representatives of all parties having an interest in the lake, including those involved with ood control, water supply and conservation, according to Luis Alejandro, water manager for COE, Under the regulation schedule, the lake can vary in depth between 10.5 feet and 17.25 feet with the ideal range being between 12.5 and 15.5. The schedule uses many factors to determine whether or not to release water from the lake. "One factor out of many is rainfall," Mr. Alejandro said. If decisions on lake level regulation are based, in part, on a prediction of above normal rainfall and the rainfall turns out to be considerably less than predicted, that could have a negative impact on the lake level. Mr. Alejandro said that after the rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike, water managers would once again look at the lake regulation schedule to see if the maximum level could be raised. However, he said that a sustained high lake level is bad for water quality. He said regulating the lake level is a balancing act that takes into conservation all interests involved in the lake. While the COE manages higher lake levels to prevent ooding, when the lake drops below a certain level any discharges for irrigation are regulated by the SFWMD. "Clearly more storage is necessary" stated Susan Sylvester, chief of the water control operations bureau for SFWMD. She said that with the construction of levees and canals exibility in water control was lost. Now the water level can only go up or down. At one time the lake would either increase or decrease in area depending on rainfall. She said that part of the problem with regulating the lake level is that water can come into the lake faster than it can be drained out. When releasing water to the estuaries to lower the level of the lake, local basin runoff has to be handled rst before lake water can be released. Paul Gray, of the Audubon Society of Florida agrees that the solution is the completion of more water storage areas. Mr. Gray said we will have this problem until more storage areas are built. He was saddened to learn of the governor's cut to SFWMD funding, saying this will slow down Everglades Restoration projects. Mr. Gray noted that the current water management system was designed in the 1940s. The population has increased tremendously since that time and the objectives of the program have changed from the original objective of ood control. Mr. Gray refuted Mr. Honnerlaw's claim about the Kissimmee chain of lakes regulation schedule contributing to lower lake levels. He said that because the area of Lake Okeechobee is so much larger than the area of the Kissimmee chain of lakes, releasing the maximum amount of water from the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes would only raise Lake Okeechobee about six inches. Correy Lee, shery biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, stated that at the present lake level the sh aren't hurting, but the wading birds are a little harder hit. He said there should be some uctuation in lake levels. "The system is awed," he said concerning the lake regulation schedule. He said completion of Everglades Restoration projects would give more room for storage of excess water without affecting lake levels. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 Tebow TalkBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchI have to admit I have a special interest in Tim Tebow, not just because I am a Florida Gator and my wife affectionately calls him "Timmy," but because I have been impressed with his faith on and off the eld. As a Denver Bronco, Tim still gets press because of his faith statements and lifestyle. One newscaster commented that "The Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow might very well be the most talked about backup quarterback in the history of the National Football League." In an interview with Denver Post columnist W oody Paige, Tebow commented, "I'm relying as always on my faith." The amount of "Tebow Talk" that grew in Denver and spread nationally over that statement is surprising. Tebow has been labeled everything from being an inspiration to being a fanatic. One writer even called Tebow's statement "blasphemous." The headline that really caught my attention was, "Is Tim Tebow not starting because he's a Christian?" It's been claimed that new coach John Fox has chosen Orton to start as quarterback because Tim Tebow is a strong evangelical Christian. Personally, I have a hard time buying into that for the simple reason that a coach's main goal is to win, regardless of whether or not his players are people of strong faith or of no faith at all. Professional athletics does provide a great forum for genuine faith expression, and some media people are uncomfortable when this happens and some players may even be disliked because of their faith. It doesn't, however, seem to me that's the case when it comes to quarterback decisions with the Broncos. One of the enjoyable aspects of sports is the inconsequential nature of it all. Before you pummel me with a wet jersey, let me explain. We root and cheer for our teams, and sometimes we get real emotional and excited. We have our loyalties and some put out big bucks, but when all is said and done, the outcome really isn't as important in comparison to the most signi cant things in our lives. Show me someone who cares more about their team than their relationship with the Lord, their spouse, their children, and their job, and I'll show you a person who is in serious need of professional help. One nal note: I've noticed Tim Tebow hasn't said a negative word about his role on the team and, in fact, has af rmed his coach and his fellow players, including Kyle Orton. I believe that's because Tim has a rm grip on perspective. Football, while important, is not the most important thing in his life and that is refreshing.Does “Religious Malpractice” Exist?BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchLots of comments followed Pat Robertson's reply about divorcing when one's spouse had Alzheimer's disease. The vast majority called into question the response he made. What struck me most about the criticisms was that they come from people representing many different disciplines and elds of knowledge. Mr. Robertson apparently did not take into account the various ways we function and relate to one another before saying that someone with Alzheimer's disease is dead already, so go ahead and divorce. I couldn't help but wonder if disease of any sort would become an excuse. Maybe your spouse has lost a limb or has cancer; they too might be considered "dead" in some part of their life. My contacts with professionals and sufferers of Alzheimer's disease show me that as the disease progresses, persons can be quite functional in several areas of their lives for some time after the disease is diagnosed. One acquaintance, living with her mother told me of her mother's diagnosis, and added "It's a very mild form at this stage." She chose not to abandon her mother. Maybe the disease will progress; maybe not, maybe her natural life will run out long before the disease becomes incapacitating. I saw no evidence of any understanding of research in Alzheimer's disease in the recommendation. As a professional, I would have suggested to learn all that is possible about the disease, including what is available today to stabilize or ameliorate it. Research continues; breakthroughs occur, programs and knowledge exists to let persons function better and longer in spite of any disease. Others who commented on Mr. Robertson's response pointed out that there were matters of love, religious belief and the commitment one makes to marriage "for better or for worse, in sickness and in health" that seemed to be summarily dismissed. No indication of any contact with the person seeking advice was given; it struck me that someone presented the evangelist with a complex question and received an oversimpli ed answer. Was this a generic response to an individual area of concern? Medical doctors, lawyers and others who work with the human condition are reluctant to do so, and for good reasons. Accountability for recommendations is a major factor; some professions holding their practitioners more accountable than others. Unfortunately, requirements for accountability is not as stringent when it comes to hanging out your shingle as an "evangelist" or "Christian" or attempting to get under a "religious umbrella" and then going off into elds where one is ill-prepared to offer advice. I say "unfortunately" because there are few or none of the checks and balances in place as in many of the disciplines that work to help people. The outcome that I see from such behavior is that it can be misguided, ill-informed, wrong. Very seldom do I see clergy among the boards of directors of large corporations or institutions (except when they are church-related) or involved in leadership outside of churchor religiously-related organizations. The reasons may be obvious.It is PossibleBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchYes, there are great problems in our world, and many people are hurting. But in a troubled world and amid church problems it is still possible for a Christian to be right with God and have that peace that passes all understanding. Yes, there is much evil in the world, and man y are succumbing to its many temptations. But in a corrupt and sinful world it is still possible (with God's help) for a Christian to be holy and keep himself/herself unspotted from the world. In a world that is full of drugs, alcoholism, homosexuality and other immoral sex, it is still possible for a Christian to control his/her bodily appetites. In a world of sex-before-marriage, living together without being married, abortions to get rid of unwanted and unborn children, and man y divorces, it is still possible for a young couple to have an honorable courtship, to marry for life, to have a good home, and to rear good children. In a world full of excitement and 24-hour entertainment it is still possible to work with people and lead some to Christ. In a situation where some people backslide and others are inconsistent in their Christian profession, it is still possible to be a faithful Christian who will be faithful to death. Now aren't you glad it is possible? And since it is possible, don't you want to be one of those who does achieve with the Lord's help. RELIGION COLUMNS Regulating Lake Level is a Balancing Act

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe Port LaBelle Community Development District has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy.Last year's property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy . . . . . . $380,360 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes . $ 68,194 C. Actual property tax levy . . . . . . $312,166 This year's proposed tax levy . . . . . .$339,394 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: DATE: October 3, 2011 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: 3293 Dellwood Terrace TOWN: LaBelle, FL A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. B B U D G E T S U M M A R YP O R T L A B E L L E C O M M U N I T Y D E V E L O P M E N T D I S T R I C T F I S C A L Y E A R 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 General Fund 4.0500 Estimated RevenuesGeneral Fund Estimated R evenues Ad Valorem322,424 Intergovernment Revenue52,500 Interest Income1,300 Rental Income0 Miscellaneous Revenue34,950 TOTAL SOURCES411,174 Fund Balances/Reserves345,997 TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES757,171 EXPENDITURES Board of Supervisors6,000 Administration Department170,121 Finance Department12,000 Road Department187,980 Mosquito Control12,305 Culture/Recreation Department48,045 Capital Outlay0 TOTAL EXPENDITURES436,451 Carry Forward320,720 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES TRANSFERS, RESERVES& BALANCES 757,171 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 BY STATEPOINTNo matter where you work, chances are y ou’ve come home after a long day with some aches and pains -even if you spend most of your time at a desk, work station or behind the wheel. While most jobs these days aren’t hazardous, repetitive stress injuries are common amongst even the most sedentary of workers. While your day at work is unavoidable, the resulting aches and pains in your neck, back or hands are not. Changing your telephone and computer habits, giving your work station an ergonomic tune-up, and taking breaks for stretching can go a long way to prevent injury and reduce discomfort. “Our bodies are made to move -not to maintain the same position or posture for long periods of time or to repeat the same motions endlessly.” says Dr. Rick McMichael, president of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). By following these tips from the experts at the A CA you can keep your days relatively pain-free: A t Your Computer Do you slouch when you read? Don’t break y our back when you can break a bad habit instead. Work on maintaining proper posture at y our desk and remember to get up and move around regularly. If your wrist is sore, you may be relying on it too much to move your mouse. Use your entire arm and shoulder instead. When typing, keep y our wrists straight, your shoulders perpendicular to the oor and your forearms parallel to the oor. Using Your Mobile Device Your texting addiction could be the cause of major pain, as our thumbs were not made for constant tapping, icking and clicking. Damaged soft tissue in your thumbs is nothing to LOL about. Abbreviate where possible, and learn to take a day off from checking messages. If you must text, alternate using your thumb, index nger and a stylus, if available. Even talkers can fall into bad habits, such as pinching the phone between the ear and shoulder, and leaning on a exed elbow. Invest in a headset and be mindful of your telephone posture. Get Checked If you’re experiencing any painful symptoms, get help. Doctors of chiropractic can counsel you on modi cations to your work station that improve your posture and work habits. DCs also use a variety of non-drug, non-surgical approaches to help with common aches and pains. Keep an eye on your kids, as well. At least 70 percent of America’s 30 million elementary school students now use computers. As a result, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for children. For more tips on using technology safely, visit www.technohealthy.com. Remember, your body has a lifetime of learning and fun to experience. By using technology safely, you’ll be able to continue enjoying it years into the future. Tips To Reduce Work-Related Aches And Pains SUBMITTED PHOTOSitting at a computer desk all day can cause neck and back pain. Make sure to take breaks away from your computer throughout the day.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ He  s relying on you. A nd you ma y need some help. need some help. Especially if youre Especially if you  re caring for caring for s omeone w h ose h ea l t h re q uires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support a ll you d o wit h our com f orting c are„coordinatin g medical needs, explainin g options a nd providing emotional guidance for y ou and y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p you b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there f or you S upport a t home c omforting C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n for Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 The fourth in a ve-part seriesBY DOTTIE COOK Empowerment Alliance of SW FloridaEditor’s Note: The Empowerment Allia nce of SW Florida is a 501(c)(3) not for p ro t corporation and primarily covers E astern Collier, Hendry, and Glades Count ies with a main mission of building aff ordable housing for low income families. The organization also is a HUD-approved a gency for counselling on credit, rst time h ome buyers and foreclosure matters. In the last article, needs versus wants was discussed. This is an important concept and understanding it helps you control your spending. A need is something you must have like food, a safe place to live, utilities, etc., whereas a want is something that would be nice to have but isn’t absolutely necessary. If your money is limited, it’s important to stop and think about your purchases and whether they are needs or wants. Also think about what you might have to give up or not buy, if you buy that item. How many times have you walked into a store planning to buy just one or two things and left w ith much more than you planned to buy? Stores are great at placing their merchandise in places and ways that will tempt us to buy things impulsively. For this reason, stop and think about what y ou’re buying and whether you really need it. It also helps to make a list before you go into the store of what you really need and stick to your list. You may think that being on a budget means y ou have to cut out everything we enjoy or that w e won’t have any fun if we have to constantly w atch our spending. But as was talked about before, you shouldn’t try to cut everything from our budget you enjoy or you’ll get frustrated and give up. Rather, do some of these items in moderation and think of other things that are fun, but cost less. For instance, taking a whole family to the theater for a movie night along with refreshments can easily run $50-$60 depending on family size. Instead, try doing movie night at home since many movies are available from the library or for rent for just a few dollars. This can be a fun family night with popcorn and snacks at home for everyone for under $15. Beaches and parks are another great idea for together time with kids and they are free. You can help create good memories for your children by spending together time with them doing things that don’t cost a lot of money. By controlling spending, you are also teaching your children about managing money. If they see you handling money responsibly and saving for things, they’ll learn the value of money and working toward goals. Some other tips for saving money include having paychecks directly deposited into your account, with at least a small part going into your savings account. Also, paying bills on time to avoid late fees and being sure you have enough money in your account so you don’t get charged fees by your bank for insuf cient funds. Late fees can be anywhere from $5 up to $35 and are like throwing money away since you’re not getting anything in return for them. The same is true with Insuf cient Funds Fees. To avoid this, track spending carefully and try to leave a small cushion in your account to cover those charges and not let your balance get too low. Another way to save money is to pay off the credit card in full each time the bill comes so there are no interest fees. This not only helps save money, but also helps build your credit score since you are showing you can use credit responsibly. In the nal article in this series, we’ll talk about achieving our nancial goals and the importance of an emergency fund. The Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization based in Immokalee but serving all of Southwest Florida. The Empowerment Alliance is a HUDapproved Housing Counseling Agency. We provide free one-on-one budget, credit, homebuyer, and foreclosure prevention counseling that is funded through grants by Collier County, HUD, and private sources. For more information, call us at 239-658-3315 or e-mail us at easf@earthlink.net. Tools for Saving Money Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website FloridaStateGasPrices. com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 79.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 7.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 82.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Last week saw an impressive decline in crude oil and gasoline futures, and accordingly, motorists in most areas of the U.S. have seen retail gasoline prices decline. In some areas, price have outright plunged to under $3/gal,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. “While social networking sites are abuzz about the decline, be warned that the market does remain extremely sensitive to geopolitical issues and re nery maintenance season is right around the corner,” DeHaan adds. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 E-Z In-Store Financing Available Route 47 now serves the new Lakeside Medical Center! Palm Tran Routes 47 & 48 Serving You More Often!Beginning October 9, 2011 47Route 48RouteWeekday service will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 5:00 a.m. with service now every half-hour all day until 8:30 p.m. Weekend service remains the same.Weekday service will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 5:00 a.m. with service now every half-hour during morning and afternoon peak times, and hourly after that until 8:30 p.m. Weekend service remains the same. For route planning assistance: (561) 841-4BUS (4287) or (877) 930-4287 (toll-free) or visit us on the web: www.palmtran.org 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011Burglary, armed Arrested Sept. 20 by DS A. Delplato Released Sept. 24 on bond A. bo Francisco Lionel Lincoln, 19Burglary, unarmed Arrested Sept. 21 by DET Seider Released Sept. 23 on bond Se bo Irvin Gene McKinney, 53Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Sept. 22 by DS M. Frazao de to M Ezelle Jermain Latimore, 34Shoplifting, 2nd offense Arrested Sept. 21 by DS S. Maxwell Released Sept. 21 S. Curtis Johnson, 47Shoplifting, 2nd offense Arrested Sept. 22 by DS J. Williams Released Sept. 22 J. Lorraine Johnson, 45DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Sept. 25 by Seth Perrin Released Sept. 25 Pe Edith A. Aguilar, 31Burglary, armed Arrested Sept. 20 by A. Delplato Released Sept. 23 on bond De bo Frank Sanchez, 21Aggravated battery, causing bodily harm or disability Arrested Sept. 20 by DS K. Scott ca ab K. Illianna J. Jacques, 21Aggravated assault, w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Sept. 22 by Herman Released Sept. 23 on bond de to m bo Bryan C. Myers, 20Cocaine possession Arrested Sept. 24 by DS Hale Released Sept. 25 on bond H bo Roberto Alexander Rodriguez, 34Battery by strangulation Arrested Sept. 24 by DS C. Ficarra C. Kevin Christopher Young, 34DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Sept. 25 by J. Rivera Released Sept. 25 Ri Reinaldorivero Morales, 53 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilt y, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.

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INT; 15 carries, 138 yards, 1 rush TD) fumbled the snap and lost the ball to Glades Day’s defense. Glades Day celebrated the victory on the eld, w hile Jupiter Christian’s players and coaches shook their heads in utter disbelief at what just transpired. “Everybody played their hearts out,” Glades Day head coach Pete Walker said after the game. Williams broke down the game-winning play. “The corner was playing me close up,” Williams said. “Right before the play, I was praying to God to give me the strength to get this ball. He came through for me and I thank Him for that.” Williams gave the Eagles corner – who won’t be identi ed – a head fake inside, which resulted in the defender biting on the play. “I went out there and John Barr threw a great pass,” Williams said. “I just dove out there and grabbed it. Jesus Christ got us through this game. That’s all I can say about it.” With that said, none of this would have transpired had Jupiter Christian senior kicker/punter J on Dinzik connected on a 32-yard eld goal try w ith 2.8 seconds left in regulation. As Jupiter Christian seemed to be driving down the eld for a game-winning play, the Eagles offense advanced no further than Glades Day’s 17-yard line – setting up Dinzik’s potential game-winning kick. From Jupiter Christian’s sideline, the kick appeared to split the uprights. Unfortunately for the Eagles – and fortunately for the Gators – it went w ide left, sending the District 7-2A game into overtime. “I was kicked out of my shin and it went a little bit left,” Dinzik said in a disappointed tone. “That’s all.” A few Jupiter Christian penalties – none bigger than a facemask penalty in the second quarter after Bostic appeared to score a rushing touchdown for the Eagles on a 17-yard run that would given them a 21-7 lead – ultimately played a key role in their demise. “It’s not over till it’s over,” Jupiter Christian head coach Bill Powers said. “You can’t let a guy jump over the line when you’re going for a eld goal. I thought our kicker kicked it good, but we just didn’t execute on that play. It is what it is.” Taylor, who scored all of Glades Day’s touchdowns in regulation, had scoring runs of 40, 5, 21 and 62 yards – the last of which came on a drive that lasted just one play with 3:08 left in the third for a Gators 28-21 lead. “I know every time we play Jupiter Christian, w e’re going to have to go as hard as we can,” Taylor said. “I’m so happy we came out with this win. I believe our team, as a whole, is going to be better and better as the season goes along.” Scoring SequenceFirst Quarter Jupiter Christian’s Isaiah Nelson nets 2-yard touchdown run with 6:04 left (Jon Dinzik kick) Jupiter Christian 7, Glades Day 0 Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor nets 40-yard touchdown run with 5:05 left (Blake Brady kick) – Glades Day 7, Jupiter Christian 7 Jupiter Christian’s Kedric Bostic throws 12yard touchdown pass to Nate Cannon with 2:42 left (Dinzik kick) – Jupiter Christian 14, Glades Day 7 Second Quarter Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor nets 5-yard touchdown run with :46 left (Taylor 2-point conversion run) – Glades Day 15, Jupiter Christian 14 Third Quarter Jupiter Christian’s Kedric Bostic throws 49yard touchdown pass to Austin Talbott with 10:41 left (Dinzik kick) – Jupiter Christian 21, Glades Day 15 Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor nets 21-yard touchdown run with 4:34 left (2-point conversion failed) – Glades Day 21, Jupiter Christian 21 Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor breaks free for 62yard touchdown run with 3:08 left (Brady kick) – Glades Day 28, Jupiter Christian 21 Fourth Quarter Jupiter Christian’s Kedric Bostic plows through goal line for 1-yard touchdown run with 8:15 left (Dinzik kick) – Glades Day 28, Jupiter Christian 28 Overtime Glades Day’s John Barr throws 8-yard touchdown pass – and game-winner – to Steven Williams (2-point conversion failed) – Glades Day 34, Jupiter Christian 28 Notes: Glades Day (2-0 in District 7-2A play; 2-2 overall) is now ranked the No. 2 team overall team in Class 2A, according to the Associated Press High School Football Poll. The Gators now get to enjoy a bye week before they play in their homecoming game on Oct. 7 against Coral Springs Christian. Jupiter Christian (0-1 in District 7-2A play; 3-1 overall) was dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 overall in the latest Class 2A poll. In order for Glades Day and Jupiter Christian to meet again in the playoffs – it would occur in the Class 2A regional nals on Nov. 25 in Belle Glade should they advance that far – both teams have to win their remaining district games. For the past two seasons, the regular-season winner of this matchup (Jupiter Christian) ended up losing in the playoffs to the eventual state champion (Glades Day). So, in other words, all a district win does in this game is net the champion a home game – something that hasn’t worked out for the Eagles as of late. Here’s hoping that Glades Day can break the bad omen and make it three consecutive wins over Jupiter Christian in November – provided both teams even make it there. Pahokee 12, Benjamin 6: The Pahokee Blue Devils (1-1 in District 7-3A play; 1-3 overall) won their rst game of the season at home by a touchdown – a welcome sigh of relief for head coach Blaze Thompson and his team. Pahokee’s next game will be tomorrow night in Delray Beach against fellow District 7-3A opponent – and heavy favorite – American Heritage, a team that is ranked No. 2 overall in the latest Associated Press High School Football Poll. Should the Blue Devils lose this upcoming contest, they may end up missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season. It is essentially a must-win game for Pahokee, regardless of ho w improbable it may seem. Glades Central Raiders The Muck’s top overall team will travel south to Boca Raton tomorrow night after enjoying a bye week. Going into their upcoming game, the Raiders have been recently rated as the No. 1 team in the latest AP High School Football Poll for Class 5A. Glades Central (3-0 overall) is also ranked No. 6 in the latest Flavarsity.com statewide poll and No. 7 in the latest ESPN Rise High School Football statewide poll. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 SportsContinued From Page 1 PHOTO / IBRAHIM ALAVAThe Gators bounced back from their loss against Clewiston the week before, and defeated Jupiter Christian last week.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 T T h e G l a d e s C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r d W i l l H o l d T h e F o l l o w i n g M e e t i n g s I n T h e G l a d e s C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r d M e e t i n g R o o m4 0 0 1 0 t h S t r e e t S W M o o r e H a v e n F l o r i d a 3 3 4 7 1A P o l i c y W o r k s h o p O n O c t o b e r 1 1 2 0 1 1 A t 9 : 0 0 a m A S p e c i a l M e e t i n g F o r P r e s e n t t a t i o n O f Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s F r o m C i v i l E n g i n e e r i n g F i r m s F o r T h e D O T T u r n L a n e P r o j j e c t O n O c t o b e r 1 4 2 0 1 1 A t 1 : 3 0 p m N O T I C E 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 PHOTO / IBRAHIM ALAVAThe action on the eld was intense throughout the game. PHOTO / IBRAHIM ALAVAThe Gator offense was just too much for Jupiter Christian. PHOTO / IBRAHIM ALAVAThe Gators had something to prove after losing against the Clewiston Tigers two weeks ago. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASThe catch was good early in the game.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 FDOT continues long-standing positive trendBY TOM DIGIACOMO FDOTAt its public meeting on September 14, 2011, the Florida Transportation Commission conducted the statutorily required Performance and Production Review of the Florida Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2010/11. This marks the twentieth year the Commission has conducted this evaluation of the Department’s performance. Fiscal Year 2010/11 was an exceptional year for the Department. The Commission uses 20 primary measures to evaluate the Department’s performance. The primary measures are metrics that assess major Departmental functions, measure an end product or outcome, with results that are, with few exceptions, within the Department’s control. The Department met or exceeded 18 of the primary measures. The two primary measures that were not met were in the areas of construction contract cost adjustments, an objective requiring exceptional performance, and public transportation capacity improvement; a measure which has been impacted by the economic downturn. Looking back over FY 2010/11, the Department was successful in beginning construction on 307 lane miles of additional roadway to the State Highway System (SHS). It also let to contract 2,522 lane miles of roadway to be resurfaced on the SHS. The Department was successful in beginning construction on 120 bridge repair and 14 bridge replacement projects. By the end of the scal year, the Department closed out 451 construction projects with a total dollar value of $2.56 billion and let $1.9 billion in new construction contracts, while managing $5.9 billion in contracts currently underway. The Department continues to make signi cant strides in producing projects within their original time and cost. In the area of construction contract adjustments, for the 451 projects completed last year, the Department completed 88.9 percent within 20 percent of their original estimated time (the goal is 80 percent). The Department also completed 87.1 percent within 10 percent of their original cost, just shy of the 90 percent goal. The health of the SHS remains in great shape with nearly 89 percent of lane miles and over 95 percent of bridges rated either excellent or good, both measures exceeding their respective goals. The Department is keeping administrative costs under control, is managing its nances in Rick Scott Governor accordance with statute and has committed 100 percent of its federal highway funds. In addition, the Department requested and received $60 million in redistributed funds from states not able to commit their federal funds. The Toll Revenue Variance continues to meet the objective of less than 5 percent of toll users violating payment provisions, and this is a re ection of continuing enforcement efforts by the Turnpike Enterprise. The Turnpike Enterprise also met the objective of containing toll collection costs as a result of aggressive cost cutting and improvements in violation processing. The Commission is con dent that this performance evaluation process is working well and yielding valid results. As areas of concern are recognized, data is gathered, causes are identi ed and corrective actions are taken by the Department to improve performance on a continuous basis. The end result is that the Department is committed to improving the products and services it provides to the citizens of the State of Florida. Based on this assessment, the Florida Transportation Commission can assure Floridians the Department is managing its operations in an efcient, cost effective, and business-like manner. Florida Department of Transportation’s Overall Performance is Exceptional Submitted PhotoRosenwald staffCongratulations to all Rosenwald Elementary School staff members. They are number one. They are off to a great start! BY BRENDA BUNTING e SunA half century ago a Belle Glade optometrist started seeing patients in the old downtown district between West Avenue A and B. Today, the practice of Dr. Donald Fliehs is still thriving, and serves the visual needs of second and even third generation residents. The city of Belle Glade recognized Dr. Fliehs for his years of service to the Glades communities by presenting him a plaque during the Sept. 19 commission meeting. When City Manager Lomax Harrelle heard that Dr. Fliehs was celebrating 50 years of service, he felt this dedication to the residents deserved recognition. “We wanted to honor him because it’s quite an accomplishment. Not many people can say that,” said Mr. Harrelle. While re ecting the span of his life’s work, Dr. Fliehs says he’s even amazed. “I still can’t believe it’s been 50 years. It’s gone very, very fast.” Mayor Steve Wilson thanked the Glades only optometrist for his years of service by saying “We appreciate you. You have ourished here and given back to the community.” A resident of Belle Glade since 1951, Dr. Fliehs grew up in the Glades and graduated from Belle Glade High School. He went on to attend the University of Miami, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1957 and then went on to attend the Illinois College of Optometry. He graduated in 1961. Coming back to his hometown, he opened his rst of ce and remained there until he built his current facility on Second Street. He married his wife Janice the day after Christmas, 1965, and they have raised their two children here. Michael has worked with his father in the business for 18 years and is a licensed optician. Michelle is a teacher. Granddaughter Lauryn is a seventh grader at Glades Day School. Dr. Fliehs has been active on several boards over the years, including the Lions Club, where he served as president; the Association for Retarded Citizens where he also served as president; board member at Glades General Hospital and later on the board of Lakeside Medical Center for a total of 12 years; past president of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce; board member and chair of the Black Gold Jubilee Committee. He is also a member of the Palm Beach Optometric Society, the Florida Optometric Society and the American Optometric Association. He was named “Man of the Year” by the Belle Glade Chamber in 1967 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Belle Glade Jaycees in 1968. “I’ve enjoyed my work and Belle Glade has been so good to me,” says Dr. Fliehs. He says when he can nd another optometrist who wants to come to the community and take over his practice, he will retire. Several patients who have used him for many years congratulated their eye doctor on the Black Gold Jubilee Facebook page this week. Here were some of their comments: “So deserving…a great Christian man.” – Helen Lowell “I’ve been going to him for 44 years. I got my rst pair of contacts from him.” – Debora Altman “”Always has the biggest smile and so friendly.” – Sean Conley Campbell “There are so many good things about Don. I can’t list them all. He’s a great friend and family man.” – Cathy Lee “A wonderful, caring person and an asset to the community.” Janice Meeks “Dr. Fliehs is a great doctor and Christian friend. He is always there for you when you need him.” Sherrie Dulany. City Honors Businessman for 50 Years of Service WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? e vents? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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List your homes for sale HERE! Theres someone looking for that perfect home. YOUHAVEHOMESTOSELL? WEHave A Place To Advertise! Call To AdvertiseClewiston News Glades County Democrat The Sun1-863-983-9148 FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! Central County Water Control is accepting applications for the following position:CLUBHOUSE SUPERVISORThis position is subject to the District’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace program, and among other quali cations, must have high school diploma or equivalent, bi-lingual a plus, knowledge of sports, self motivated, some clerical skills and computer knowledge needed, ability to plan, organize and implement recreation programs, be able to pass CPR, First aid, and Lifeguard testing, able to become a certi ed pool operator, knowledge and skills needed to maintain interior and exterior of clubhouse, able to operate a variety of machinery, able to supervise and assist staff in day to day duties. Apply in person at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, between the hours of 7am to 5pm Monday Thursday. CREDIT MANAGER / RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE Royal’s Furniture is accepting applications for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Credit Manager / Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous Credit collecting, sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a pre-employment 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. Wanted: Carpenter for repairs to mobile homes Must have tools and truck 800-330-8106. Needed: P/T Adult Sitter for elderly male. 2-4 hrs daily, exible hours. Light housework & companionship are major responsibilities. Must be independent with own care. $10/hr. Call: 863-983-9428 after 5pm to arrange interview. Business Opportunity! Are you looking for more income. Do you need extra cash? I would like to invite you to a FREE presentation on how to change your Tomorrow. Please Call (561)460-2175 or (561)460-2178 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Part Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities Employment Full Time Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000803 INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B. F/K/A INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. LUZ MARINES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 12, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2008-CA-000803 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B. F/K/A INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and LUZ MARINES; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, 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 19th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 1, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2003 PROW TERRACE 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 le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 21, 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 3622-5018F08064106“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.398441 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-783-DR Denise Munoz Zavala, Petitioner and Jaime Zavala, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Jaime Zavala Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Denise Munoz Zavala, whose address is 1542 Joshua Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440 on or before October 31, 2011, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 9/20/2011 BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: R. DeLa Cruz Deputy Clerk 398398 CGS 9/29;10/6,13,20/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-261 GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, 1400 Turbine Drive, Suite 200 Rapid City, South Dakota 57703 Plaintiff, v. JERRY LEE MELINN and LEILA A. HUBEN Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 8, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 173 AND 174, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 SHADOWRIDGE, S RIDGE MOBILE HOME, Serial Number: FLA 14614315AB. Commonly known as: 3616 Dustin Drive Labelle, Florida 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpooche Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 26th day of October, 2011. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 398718 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 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 October 12, 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 0025’19” 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-ofway line (said right-of-way line being curved concave to the Southeast with a radius of 3600 feet, a central angle of 0415’51” and a chord bearing of S 6403’20” W), 267.93 feet, thence N 0025’19” E 985.58 feet to the South right-ofway line of State Road No. S-78; thence S 8936’10” 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: September 14, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ J. Bevis 397923 CN 9/22,29/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-079CP IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS ANDERSON SMITH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS ANDERSON SMITH, deceased, whose date of death was August 31, 2010; File Number 2011-079CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: September 22, 2011. Robert D. Hines, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Email: rhines@hnh-law.com Florida Bar No. 0413550 Hines Norman Hines, P.L. 1312 W. Fletcher Ave. Ste. B Tampa, FL 33612 Telephone: 813-265-0100 DONNA SMITH Personal Representative 1550 Old U.S. Highway 27, Lot 260 Clewiston, FL 33440 397903 CN 9/22,29/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-CA-190 RUSSELL BLEDSOE, Plaintiff, vs. LINDA JUNE FRITZ, and all known or unknown persons claiming under or through them, unknown spouses, heirs devises, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be dead or alive, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: LINDA JUNE FRITZ YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following property in Glades County, Florida: Lot 5, Block 154, CITY OR TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 67, Public Records of Glades County, Florida; together with a 1999 MERI mobile home, ID#ELYML2B140421012, Title #76415406, which is permanently af xed to the property. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Travis W. Trueblood, LL.M. of Trueblood Law Group, PA., P.O. Box 1270, 805 U.S. Hwy 27 North, Suite 1, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, the Plaintiff’s attorney, and le the original with the Clerk of the Court of the above styled court on or before this 27th day of October, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 9th day of August 2011. JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 397749 CN 9/22,29/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 262010CA001279 EVERGLADES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff vs. MARCOS ARTOLA AND GERALDINA BARBOSA, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, will on October 5, 2011, at 11:00 AM, on the second oor lobby of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Hendry County, Florida, as follows: The North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 o f the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (also known as Lot #3787 in Montura Rancb. Estates, an Unrecorded Subdivision.) Together with a 2006 Homes o f Merit Double-Wide (Model No. 3252) Having Identi cation. Nos. FLHML2F1775-30683A & FLHML2F1775-3068 3B, which is permanently af xed to Real Property. pursuant to the Final Judgment o f Foreclosure entered on September 7, 2011 in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Barbara S. Butler, Cler k Clerk of Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 397409 CN 9/22,29/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on October 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven, FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Storage, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Monica Pardo #93 Kandice Snow #13 397118 GCD 9/22,29/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on Ocotober 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.: 1997 Dodge, 1B7HC16X4VS131545 398622 CN 9/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Clarinet I LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 824 2008 1274329-01000010050 Hermanos Luna Inc. Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, run N 86 degrees 22’00” E., along the South line of said Section 33, a distance of 626.00 feet to the centerline of State Road 29; thence N 03 degrees 51’ 00” W, along the centerline of State Road 29, a distance of 2486.80 feet; thence 86 degrees 30’00” E, 450.00 feet to a concrete monument and the Point-of-Beginning; thence N 86 degrees 30’00” E, 389.60 feet; thence S. 00 degrees 47’30” feet; thence S 86 degrees 26’00” W, 323.80 feet to a concrete monument; thence N 03 degrees 51’00” W, 1242.90 feet to the Point-of Beginning being in Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less Tract A, Turkey Run as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 150, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida and Less the East and South 30 feet for road right-of-way. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397837 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CR 78 PHASE 1A AND 1B BID # 2011-29 OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Drainage Improvements, CR 78 Phase 1A and 1B”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 398517 CN/CB 9/29;10/6,13,20/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 10-YEAR MINIMUM LAND LEASE, LOT V, AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL PARK PROPOSAL NO. 2011-30 OPENING DATE AND TIME: OCTOBER 6, 2011 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for 10-year minimum land lease for Lot V (5), Airglades Industrial Park, a 7.71 acre vacant parcel of land located on Airglades Blvd, Clewiston Florida, a portion of Section 17, Township 43S, Range 33E. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, by 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2011, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Speci cations and Proposer’s Instructions can be obtained from the of ce of Grants & Special Projects, located at 640 S. Main St., Room 116, LaBelle, Florida 33935, Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, or by calling (863) 675-5264. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, with or without cause and/or accept the Proposal that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the County. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 398721 CN/CB 9/29/2011 Glades Unisex Salon Become Your Own Boss ~ WANTED ~ Barbers, Hair Stylist & Nail Techs CHAIRS FOR RENT New graduates welcome. Great location! Great business opportunity! CALL NOW 832 W. 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NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its Agency Action for three General Water Use Permits in Hendry County, Florida with conditions. Permit 26-00505-W was modi ed by letter on December 28, 2010 to add two additional wells to serve recreational cabins south of Keri Road in S3-4/T45S/R32E. No change to source or allocation was made. Permit 26-001040-W was issued on January 18, 2011 for waters supply for equipment washing, and for restroom facilities at the shop adjacent to Collins Slough Road in S17/T44S/R31E for an annual allocation of 18.4435 million gallons (1.5361 million gallons maximum month). Permit 26-01034-W was issued on August 4, 2011 for livestock water supply south of County Road 832 and West of County Road 833 in S4,21,33T45S/R32E and S21,27T45S/R31E. All permits were issued to Alico, Inc., P.O. Box 338 LaBelle, FL pursuant to application numbers 101115-4, 101116-14 and 101004-3 in Hendry County, Florida. The Permit setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Water Resource Regulation Department, by telephone at (561) 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gove, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting. The District’s agency action as set forth in the Permit and Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7),(8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1) Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3) An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 398334 CN 9/29/2011 Notice of Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its Agency Action for Water Use Permit with conditions. Permit 26-00083-W, issued on July 19, 2011 to J. Michael Crooks, whose address is HC 61 Box 79, Clewiston FL, 33440 pursuant to application number 060804-6 for the use of groundwater from the Lower Tamiami aquifer for the irrigation of 606.8 acres of small vegetable (green beans) using drip irrigation and semi-closed irrigation systems with an annual allocation of 572.21 million gallons (maximum monthly allocation of 66.94 million gallons. The project (Crooks Ranch) is in S11,14,15,22,23T46S/R32E, Hendry County located East of CR 833 and North of CR 846. The Permit setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Water Resource Regulation Department, by telephone at (561) 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gove, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting. The District’s agency action as set forth in the Permit and Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1) Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3) An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 398422 CN 9/29/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Air Resource Section, South Of ce Draft Minor Source Air Construction Permit Project No. 0510003-051-AC United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston Facility Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is United States Sugar Corporation. The applicant’s authorized representative and mailing address is: Neil Smith, Vice President and General Manager, Sugar Manufacturing, United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston Facility, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave., Clewiston, Florida 334440. Facility Location: United States Sugar Corporation operates the existing Clewiston Sugar Re nery, which is located in Hendry County at w.c. Owens Ave. and S.R. 832 in Clewiston, Florida. Project: United States Sugar Corporation proposes to install a 5th Vacuum Pan prior to the nal drying and packaging processes in the Sugar Re nery. This is an addition to the existing four (4) vacuum pans (Pan Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 7). The addition of this 5th vacuum pan will reduce the overall load’ on the other four (4) pans and allow an increase in sugar production to approximately 180 tons per day (TPD). No existing permit conditions associated with the sugar re nery will change as a result of this project. The current permitted capacities of the sugar re nery remain adequate. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902. .The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is 239/344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241). Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 398446 CN 9/29/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 6th, 2011, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Hendry County EDC Of ce, 640 S. Main St. Bldg. B, LaBelle, FL 33975. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, Oct. 13th, 2011 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or 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. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Karson Turner, Chairman 398454 CN 9/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4596 2008 4104329-09023200130 Elvira Ramirez Lot 13, Block 2320, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397355 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3407 2008 4104329-020000L0080 Steven & Barbara Nesmith Lot L8, Block 2064, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397829 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 589 2008 1324229-05000002320 Victor Hieber Sr Lot 232, 233 and 234, Kell Mill Terrace Subdivision, according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Glades County Florida,lying and begin in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397357 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1847 2008 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, & Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5430, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397342 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3393 2008 4104329-01020310100 I.B. Victory Investements Inc. Lot 10, Block 2031, Port LaBelle Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397835 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1569 2008 1154432-A0001020000 Coral Parkways Holdings Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, 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 3129, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397597 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1910 2008 1254432-A0000440100 Jouseph Assaf The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5053, 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 Fouth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397335 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2365 2008 1364432-A0002540000 Maria Pardo The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4177, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397348 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2365 2008 1364432-A0002540000 Maria Pardo The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4177, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397350 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 20, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K50A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Removal & Replacement of Concrete Ditch Pavement in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $108,000.00 E1K51A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Fence Removal/Replacement in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $144,300.00 E1K52A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Asphalt Maintenance & Repair in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Lee, & Glades Counties. Budget Estimate: $500,000.00 E1K53A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing & Litter Removal in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $244,540.00 E1K54A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing & Litter Removal in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $404,670.00 E1K55A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Maintenance of Traf c in Hardee, Manatee, Desoto, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1K56A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Cleaning, Lining, Desilting & Video Inspection in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $600,000.00 E1K57A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Cleaning, Lining, Desilting & Video Inspection in Hardee, Manatee, Desoto, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $410,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 398492 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1468 2008 1144432-A0001060000 The Lyndel Group, LLC The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 3386, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397345 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1244 2008 1354331-010000J0160 Adriana Gonzalez The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 16, Block J, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397353 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Alexandra Montiel the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1078 2006 1224432-01000340060 Szulim & Kuba Gruszka % Milton Gruszka Lot 6, Block 34, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397840 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1430 2008 1144432-A0000150000 Carlos Perez The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 3577, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397351 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1477 2008 1144432-A0001210100 Oscar Sanchez The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access Road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3400 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397333 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1444 2008 1144432-A0000380100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 3530, 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 Fouth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397334 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2529 2005 4104329-02020690070 Jean Tomlinson c/o Cecil & Maureen Tomlinson Lot 7, Block 2069, Port La Belle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397828 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2301 2006 4104329-02020650160 Herman L. Zahn, Jr. And Donald W. Zahn Lot 16, Block 2065, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397834 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2537 2005 4104329-02020750230 John Bankston Lot 23, Block 2075, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397833 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3509 2008 4104329-02020720100 Jorge Luis Artica Lot 10, Block 2072, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397831 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1850 2008 1244432-A0000290000 Lucky Path LLC The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5378, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397339 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011

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N N O T I C E O O F P P U B L I C H H E A R I N G S Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petiti ons on O c t o b e r 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 a a t 6 6 : 0 0 p p m at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the applications are consistent with th e Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on O c t o b e r 2 2 5 2 2 0 1 1 a a t 5 5 : 0 5 p p m at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning a nd Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at su ch meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimo ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. P e t i t i o n N N u m b e r : VA11-0002 A p p l i c a n t : Dennis and Conceicao Stuller; represented by Mr. James Smith O r d i n a n c e T T i t l e : A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, MORE SPECIFICALLY VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1-53-6.16, STANDARDS FOR MINING, ASSOCIATED WITH THE OFFSIT E REMOVAL OF MATERIAL FROM SLOPING OF THE RIVER BANK AND PROPERTY. L o c a t i o n : 4900 Fort Denaud Road, LaBelle, FL P r o p e r t y s s i z e : 1.00 acre +/R e q u e s t : The applicant is requesting a variance of certain provisions of section 1-53-6.16, standards for mining, associated with the of fsite removal of material from sloping of the river bank and property. L e g a l d d e s c r i p t i o n o o f s s u b j e c t p p r o p e r t y : P e t i t i o n N N u m b e r : RZ10-0002 A p p l i c a n t : Pedro and Rosalia Pereiro; represented by H.L. Bennett, P.E., P.L.S. O r d i n a n c e T T i t l e : AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM THE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL-MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT ON 0.69 ACRES FOR BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. L o c a t i o n : 4679 South SR 29, LaBelle, FL P r o p e r t y s s i z e : 0.69 acres +/R e q u e s t : The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow residential and commercial uses. L e g a l d d e s c r i p t i o n o o f s s u b j e c t p p r o p e r t y : DESCRIPTION: FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD 29, RUN S 345' E ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD 29, A DISTANCE OF 1524.30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 8634' E, A DISTANCE OF 450.00 FEET; THENCE S 345' E A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET; THENCE S 8634' W A DISTANCE OF 450.00 FEET; THENCE N 345' W A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS THE WESTERLY 50 FEET FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 29. BEING IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS BUSINESS LOTS 5-16 INCLUSIVE, SECTION F-2 LABELLE RANCHETTES. Orvell Howard, Chair Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners PUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Darrell Harris, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 398333 CN/CB 9/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3403 2008 4104329-01020330310 Cornel & Peaches Davis Lot 31, Block 2033, Port LaBelle Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397830 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1853 2008 1244432-A0000370000 Bhishma Ramdas & Tanya Ramdas The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Townhip 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 5348, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397336 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1441 2008 1144432-A0000320000 Antonio N Barrera The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3516, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397352 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection South District Draft/Proposed Permit No. 0510003-049-AV United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston Re nery Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is United States Sugar Corporation. The applicant’s responsible of cial and mailing address are: Mr. Neil Smith, United States Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. Facility Location: The applicant operates the existing Clewiston Sugar Re nery, which is located at the intersection of W.C. Owens Avenue and State Road 832, Hendry County, Clewiston, Florida. Project: The applicant applied on June 16, 2011, to the Department for a Title V air operation permit revision. This is a revision of Title V air operation permit No. 0510003-032-AV. The existing facility consists of boilers and process equipment to produce re ned sugar from raw sugar product. This revision pertains to the Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) plan for the granular carbon regeneration furnace (EU-017), as supported by Air Emissions Test Report No. 20-4524-017-001 completed April 27, 2011. This revision allows a change of a minimum pressure drop of 6.5 inches of water to a minimum of 4.4 inches of water. Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits ar e subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, 62-213 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permit ting requirements and a Title V air operation permit is required to operate the facility. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Ste. 364, Fort Myers, Florida. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, FL 339022549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is (239) 344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the draft/proposed permit, the statement of basis, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the draft permit by visiting the following website: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. Notice of Intent to Issue Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a draft/proposed Title V air operation permit revision to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that continued operation of the existing equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62212, 62-213, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a proposed permit and subsequent nal permit in accordance with the conditions of the draft/proposed permit unless a response received in ac cordance with the following procedures results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is suf cient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Weekly (FAW). If a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a signi cant change to the draft/proposed permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised draft/proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 .Petitions led by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be led within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 14 days of publication of the attached Public Notice or within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person’to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed 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 the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit as a proposed Title V air operation permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period, provided that the applicant also transmits an electr onic copy of the required proof of publication directly to EPA at the following email address: oquendo.ana@epamail.epa.gov.. Although EPA’s 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA’s 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended. The nal Title V air operation permit will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that result in a different decision or signi cant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPA’s 45-day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: http://www.epa.oviregion4/air/pennits/Florida.htin. Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661 d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrator’s 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the Permit that were raised with reasonable speci city during the 30-day public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62213, F.A.C. Petitions led with the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d (b)(2) and must be led with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPA’s Region 4 web site at http://www.epa.goviregion4/air/peninits/Florida.htm. 398447 CN 9/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, WILL BE HELD AT 5:00 P.M., OCTOBER 11, 2011, AT THE PIONEER COMMUNITY CENTER, 910 PANAMA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or 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 398298 CN/CB 9/29/2011 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Octobe r 5, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Belle Glade Commission Chambers, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade, Florida 33430. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, consideration of approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 29, 2011 Submitted PhotosReading CelebrationRosenwald Elementary kindergarten students had their rst Reading Celebration for the new school year. Students celebrated after completing the Unit: Readers Exploring the World of Books. Cooperative of Florida, George Wedgworth, the President of the Cooperative, was especially helpful in this endeavor. How that donation came about is also a fascinating story, but I am not going to try to tell that story tonight—except to say that this money was donated way back in 1974 to allow us to purchase the site for our Glades Campus. When it turned out that state land was available to swap for the United States Sugar Corporation land on w hich the campus was to be located, the $78,000 w as not needed, but the Cooperative was kind enough to let us keep the money for use here in the Glades. So we had $78,000 for seed money. The next highlight was in March and April of 1977. It began when Dr. Tony Tate, Vice President of Business Affairs, found out about a state law that would give us double matching funds for cooperative buildings, sponsored by both the college and a local agency. When I look back at it, it is astonishing to me that it has been almost ve years since Dr. Manor, Dr. Eissey, and Dr. Tate and I were talking over this auditorium for the rst time. Back then, it seemed like a very simple thing to do! I remember that we were going to make it a very plain building, one that could be built for about $300,000. We gured that with the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative money, we had a real good start toward the $100,000 in local contributions we would need. We would get the cooperation of the City of Belle Glade—which we did— and the state would provide most of the rest of the funds. $100,000 double matched by the state w ould be $300,000. How easy it all seemed. My education in economics and politics was just beginning. By August of that same year, 1977, we knew our rst estimate was much too low, and we were now talking about $525,000, almost double the $300,000 we rst talked about. A summary prepared by Dr. Tate that month showed we were planning to ask the County Commission for $75,000 bringing the local contribution to $175,000. Double matching from the state would give us $525,000—our new target gure. But then in September, we got a real shocker. We got our rst estimate from an architect—and it was for $900,000! Three times our original gure! By this time, our simple little project seemed to me to be getting almost too big to handle. But Dr. Manor and Dr. Eissey went to work on the County Commission, and instead of asking them for $75,000, they asked for $200,000. The Commission came through like champions. We gured that the county’s $200,000 plus our original $100,000 would be double matched by the state, and we’d have our $900,000—and the state did come through with nearly $600,000-$586,747 to be exact. I don’t want you to get the idea that all we had to do was ask, and they gave it. No, indeed! I don’t know how many letters, phone calls and trips to Tallahassee it took. Some of the time Dr. Conley and I met Dr. Eissey up there, and I remember that on one trip Senator Tom Lewis joined us. I also remember that Phil Lewis was most helpful to us. Anyhow, the late summer and early fall of 1978 was a time when we were all optimistic. John Marion was selected as the architect and started working on the plans. We were living in a rosy glow that lasted until June 1979, when John shocked us with an estimated cost of $1,417,000—a half million dollars more money than we had! We decided to bid the project anyhow hoping that John had estimated too high, but on March 18, 1990, we got even worse news. John wasn’t too high, he was too low. Our lowest bid was for $1,595,959. Where, oh where was that simple little $300,000 auditorium we had dreamed about? This was the darkest, deepest point of gloom that we all reached. Even Dr. Eissey, who is usually ready to tackle anything, seemed discouraged. He directed Dr. Tate to nd all of the money that he could from other college construction funds, but we were still way short. At this lowest point, I met Mrs. Ruth Wedgworth at a social function at the Marina. When she asked about the auditorium, I told her we were very discouraged and would have to nd substantial additional funding, or we would not succeed. I’ll never forget how she looked straight into my eyes, took my hand and said “Don’t give up. Don’t give up. We need this auditorium, and we are going to get it. I’ll be calling in a few days.” Sure enough, a few days later, she did call to say that her three children had agreed to make a donation from Wedgworth Farms. “Would $50,000 help?” She asked. Wow! Would it ever! Somehow, that was the turning of the tide. Soon we had a pledge of $25,000 from the U. S. Sugar Corporation—and then we went to the County Commission again. The Commission was ever so sympathetic, but budgets were already pretty well set for the year, and there was no money left. Then Bill Bailey offered to postpone another project in his district, and the Commission came through with a second $200,000. Now it looked like we could make it. But when Dr. Tate added up all the amounts we had, we were still $32,000 short. Now, we have been talking about hundreds o f thousands of dollars, and maybe $32,000 doesn’t sound so big at this moment. But, believe me, when you don’t have it, and you are not allowed by law to borrow money, and you are required by law to have all your funding before you sign a building contract, $32,000 is a lot of money. So back again we went to the City of Belle Glade, told them we desperately needed assistance and they came through for us. They pledged the remaining $32,000 on May 1, 1980. On that same day, before anything else could happen, we signed the construction contract with Lutz Construction Company, Inc. That is probably the climax of my story tonight but it isn’t the end. We still had to have equipment, and parking, and landscaping, and many other things, to get to the point we have reached tonight. At every step of the way, we have found the people of the Glades willing to open their hearts and their pocketbooks. We have had donations from businessmen, clubs, organizations, and individuals and Dr. Tate tells me that the total amount spent on the little $300,000 auditorium we once planned is over 2 million dollars. In addition to the people I have already mentioned, there are hundreds of others who have had a hand in helping us build this auditorium. I want to thank every one of them tonight, from the bottom of my heart. And I want to thank all of you. Together we have created a gift to the Glades that will go on giving, year after year, concert after concert, play after play, lecture after lecture, convention after convention, business meeting after business meeting … down through the years. Tonight is a night for victory! Let us be glad! Let us rejoice! And let us give thanks to all the wonderful people who have made it possible!” Exeunt. TheatreContinued From Page 1 SUBMITTED PHOTODolly Hand and her husband, Homer.

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Upcoming Events… Sept. 29: Holiday Sept. 30: End of Candy Sale Oct. 3 to 6: Book Fair Oct. 3: Candy Money Due Oct. 5: International Walk to School Morning PTO at 4:30 p.m. / SAC at 5 p.m.Glades DayPicture retakes and sports pictures will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 29.Glades CentralSAC meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except for the month of March. Date: TBD). All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held in the media center. SchoolContinued From Page 2 Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation service, announces route improvements, beginning October 9, on routes 47 and 48 serving the Glades area. Weekday service will be increased on both. Route 47 begins in Pahokee and travels via State Road 15 to the Okeechobee Center in Belle Glade. On weekdays, this route will begin a half-hour earlier at 5 a.m. and will offer half-hour service all day long until 8:30 p.m. Previously, this route offered hourly service. Weekend service remains the same. Route 48 runs from Canal Point, through Pahokee, to South Bay via State Road 715. On weekdays, this route will begin a half-hour earlier at 5 a.m. and will offer half-hour service during peak hours of the morning and evening commutes. During nonpeak hours, the route runs hourly until 8:30 p.m. W eekend service remains the same. These service improvements were funded by a grant through the Florida Department of Transportation Public Transit Service Development Program. For complete schedules and trip planning assistance, call customer service at 561-841-4287 or toll-free at 877-930-4287. Palm Tran Announces Schedule Improvements for Glades Routes Submitted PhotoRelay for LifeCity of Belle Glade employees were honored by the American Cancer Society for their efforts with the Relay for Life. Shown from left to right are just some of the Phit 4 the Cure team members. They include Maggie Sallet, Mary Jo Walker, who was the top fundraiser for the team, Yvonne Lane, the 2011 Relay for Life of the Glades top fundraiser, Commissioner Gwendolyn AsiaHolley and Debra Buff.