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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: 12-01-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Glades Central shuts out Merritt Island in regional semi nalBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunFull throttle in 48 minutes. In what was yet another epic battle between Class 2A powerhouses Glades Day and Jupiter Christian, it took a game-ending tackle close to the goal line to decide this one. The Gators defense took a huge stand with just ve seconds left in the game, as Colton Mckillican's timely tackle on Jupiter Christian sophomore running back Nate Cannon a second-and-goal from the Glades Day 3-yard line sealed a thrilling 43-36 win for the home team. The Nov. 28 Class 2A regional nal, played at Schlecter Field, will be one that McKillican the game's unsung hero won't soon forget. "I saw the quarterback (Jupiter Christian senior Kedric Bostic) roll out and I was just trying to stay with the pitch," the junior linebacker said of perhaps the Gators most clutch play of the season. "He just pitched it to the running back (Cannon) and I was just right there to make the tackle." With that play, Glades Day (9-3 overall) effectively ended Jupiter Christian's state title dreams for the third year in a row. "I can't believe it," said McKillican, who also caught two interceptions in the game. "I'm just so glad we're still BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunEvery year a number of community members gather to decorate Christmas trees for a good cause. When they're nished, the trees light up beautifully. Some of them have the standard Christmas Tree fare: tinsel, garland and lights. And then there is the Money Tree,' a tree so wonderfully decked out in scratch and win lottery tickets that it needed to be hung high in the lobby of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center outside of anyone's reach to be admired, not for lack of con dence in the theatre's patrons, of course. The Money Tree and its 250 lottery tickets, donated by the Bank of Belle Glade, is just one of 15 trees that were donated to the center this year for the purpose of fund raising. The funds raised by this event will bene t the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. This week marks the nal opportunity that residents will get a chance to view the trees for themselves. It is interesting to see each tree decorated so painstakingly, each as impressive as the one before it, and how carefully the contributing organizations tasked their members with identifying the trees in a unique way. Participating groups included the Girl Scout Troops 719 and 944, Rosenwald and Glade View Elementaries. BY ANGEE LOHMANN Glades Day SchoolDuring the rst Glades Day School play-off football game last Friday night, Nov. 18, a very special dedication was made. The football eld was dedicated to J.O. and Eleanor Schlechter for their limitless support of the school over the past 40 years. The eld was given a new name, "Schlechter Stadium" and a rock with a plaque was placed at the entrance of the eld signifying the dedication. Many past and present board members were present as current Chairman of the Board, Brian Lohmann, made the following presentation. "In the early 70's the Board of Trustees of Glades Day School decided to build campus in Belle Glade, adding to the already existing Pahokee campus. The late Mr. Fritz Stein approached Mr. Johnny Schlechter about working on the committee formed for this purpose. Mr. Schlechter enthusiastically agreed and soon after agreed to become a member of the Board of Trustees, a position he held for nearly 15 years. Any of you who know the Schlechter's know that Mr. Schlechter doesn't operate on his own. Mrs. Schlechter is equally involved in nearly 0% IS BACK!!!!BUY A NEW 2011 F150 AND GET 0% APR FINANCING THROUGH FORD CREDIT FOR UP TO 60 MONTHS.**With approved credit. Some buyers will not qualify for 0% APR financing. Images are for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/03/12.NO DEALER FEE!! NO DEALER FEE!! Thursday, December 1, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 123 SEE FOOTBALL 10 SEE TREES 12 SEE STADIUM 11 Glades Day Wins Regional Championship Christmas Lighting HopesFESTIVAL OF TREES SHOWS OFF COMMUNITY GIVING GDS Football Field Has New Name: Schlechter Stadium PHOTO / IBRAHIM ALAVAThe Schlechters were honored recently by Glades Day School which dedicated its football eld as Schlechter Stadium.

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KEC/Canal Point ElementaryCollecting Box Tops KEC students are collecting box tops from a variety of General Mills products to help purchase needed items for our students. They have held monthly contests to encourage participation. The top collector’s names were put into a drawing for a new book! October Winners Kindergarten: Tony Richardson Happy Halloween Mittens 1st grade: Brisa Rodriguez Happy Halloween Mittens 2nd grade: Gissell Zavala Plat the Cat, Goodnight, Sleep Tight 3rd grade: Cristoval Castaneda The School Play from the Black Lagoon 4th grade: Noemi Fonseca Lawn Boy Returns 5th grade: Emily Rodriguez School of Fear: Class is Not Dismissed If you have General Mills box tops that you would like to donate, please drop them off in our front of ce. Channel Five’s ‘Food for Families’ They are continuing to gather canned and dried goods for our Food For Families drive. Please send in your donation with your student. All donations will be distributed locally. Please take the time to care.Gove Elementary SchoolVolunteers of the Month Congratulations to the following volunteers for being selected as “Volunteers of the Month” for October: Raquel Arreola, Breanna Barbary, Jacqueline Betancourt, Miriam Fiallo, Amanda Ford, Lucille Holley, John S. Kujawski, Caridad Morales, Liset Menacho Gutierrez, Mercedes Navarro, Maria Nuez, Willie Perry, Donald Powell, Rony Sylvain, Gladys Tobar, and Yolanda Treto. We thank them for volunteering over 10 hours during the month of October. Second Grade Class Adopts a Pet Ms. Michno’s second grade class is very excited about their new class pet; they recently adopted “Howie”, a Florida manatee. Howie is no ordinary class pet; he is 40 years old and lives in Blue Springs, FL which is just north of Orlando. Howie was chosen as their class pet because of his sunny disposition. He is known for being the most playful manatee in the spring and will actually push other manatees out of the way to have his picture taken; a picture of Howie hangs from the classroom for all to see. every couple of months, the class will receive updated information about him which we hope they share with all. The adoption of “Howie” was as a wonderful opportunity for the students to learn about manatees, endangered species and ways to help the manatee population from becoming extinct. Glades CentralSAT Administration Saturday, Dec. 3 ACT Administration Saturday, Dec. 10 Semester Exam Schedule: Monday, Dec. 19 Period 1: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. (EXAM) Period 2: 9:35 to 11:35 a.m. (EXAM) Lunch and dismissal: 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 Period 3: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. (EXAM) Period 4: 9:35 to 11:35 a.m. (EXAM) Lunch and dismissal: 11:37 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Period 5: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. (EXAM) Period 6: 9:35 to 11:35 a.m. (EXAM) Lunch and dismissal: 11:37 a.m. Thursday, December 22 Period 7: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. (EXAM) Period 8: 9:35 to 11:35 a.m. (EXAM) Lunch and dismissal: 11:37 a.m. Holiday Break: Dec. 23 to Jan. 9Pioneer Park ElementaryScience Themed Parent Night Pioneer Park held its third monthly parent night in the cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 17. Parents were treated to a “Science for Digital Natives” night and viewed each grade level’s Science booths. Teachers and students presented Science project displays and simpli ed the art of producing outstanding Science Fair projects. Parents were also advised on ways to enhance their child’s interest in Science through fun and exciting experiments using safe, everyday household items. Students sang an educational song on the planets, led by Ms. Martinez, music teacher. Ms. Pena, media specialist, directed students in a play depicting the Grimm Brothers’ The Bremen Town Musicians. The dramatic arts duo, John and Miss Rae, led Youth Enrichment Academy students in a full make-up zombie dance performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Students of the Month were recognized with an award certi cate, medal and their picture with the Principal. The evening culminated with Parent Liaison, Kelvin Johnson announcing door prizes for all students present. Instructional Review Team The second instructional review occurred Wednesday, Nov. 16. Instructional specialists and administrators from the district of ce teamed with the leadership team of Pioneer Park to conduct classroom walkthroughs throughout the school. The review team gives an unbiased outside assessment of teacher and student performance and critical learning strategies. The most recent review re ected improvements in areas previously noted for tweaking in September. At a later debrie ng meeting, Principal Adam Miller happily shared the news that we passed the review with high marks. Workshop Highlights of the Week Writing Coach, Liz Cefelli, held a Writing Process training in the Action Center. Special thanks to Belle Glade Elementary for hosting the following trainings: Tuesday – Kindergarten math, Thursday Third grade math, Friday Fourth and Fifth grade Science Content and Think Central Thanksgiving Delights Special thanks again to our sister school Panther Run Elementary for donating baskets to families. The baskets will be delivered in time for holiday enjoyment. The staff will participate once again in their potluck Thanksgiving luncheon scheduled for the Tuesday before the holiday break. Many thanks also to cafeteria manager, Ms. Vera Canty and the cafeteria staff for their annual gift of a delicious Thanksgiving meal “on the house.” Special Welcome A special “welcome to the family” to Ms. Parise, our new Science Coach, a hearty welcome back to: Renee Atkins, Lakesha Howard, and Quintella Brown who are helping our students in preparing for FCAT and reclaiming our A!Pahokee ElementaryFood for Our Families Drive Pahokee Elementary School would like to thank all of the families for contributing to this year’s collection of non-perishable food items for the Annual Food for Families Drive. The students brought in a total of 2,252 non-perishable items. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ FIU Scholarship for Hispanic StudentsFIU’s Agroecology Program will award more than $330,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students by Dec. 15. FIU plans to give away 15 scholarships worth as much as $24,000 each to fund research, service-learning projects, professional networking activities and internships. The scholarships are designed to help students prepare for careers in agriculture, food and natural resource sciences. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program. Applicants must be current or prospective FIU students, United States citizens and of Hispanic origin. If you would like to know more, please visit http://news. u.edu/2011/11/agroecology-program-to-award-more-than-330000in-scholarships/33317. To arrange an interview with the Agroecology Program manager or director, please contact Evelyn S. Perez at 305-348-4493 or esuperez@ u.edu at the following information.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 friendly, patient persons who love reading, they are asked to call today.Boy and Girl Scouts recruiting volunteersThe Boy and Girl Scouts are recruiting adults to volunteer for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. If you are able to donate one hour a week, please volunteer. If you have any questions or need more information call Johanis Bair at 561261-0015. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL  9

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonTwo of the six Sandhill Crane races are found in Florida. One is the non-migratory Florida Sandhill Crane sub-species which breeds throughout much of the peninsula and is listed as a “threatened” because of loss of habitat. The second species is the Greater Sandhill Crane, which migrates in large ocks to Florida in the winter. The migratory species returns to their Canadian breeding grounds in February or March (according to the Breeding Bird Atlas). The Florida Sandhill Crane is a large heron-like gray bird with a long neck which is kept straight in ight. Its long dark legs can be seen trailing behind its body while ying. Their long, dark pointed bills are used to dig or prod the ground while foraging for grains, seeds, insects and vertebrates. Adults have a red forehead, white cheeks and large wingspan. These popular birds are known for jumping up and down, with wings open and their bill pointing upward during courtship dances. Their deep rolling trumpet or rattling calls can be heard from a long distance. Sandhill Cranes have a long lifespan, living up to 20 years, and do not breed until they are two to seven years old. Florida Sandhill Cranes nest from late December to June. Both parents help build a large nest of sticks, reeds, grasses and mosses, which is generally located near the water. Incubation duties of the two buff olive eggs are shared by the parents for 28 to 32 days. The chicks will leave the nest a few days after hatching, but stay nearby for 10 to 14 days. The young edge at about 67 days; however they will stay with their parents for up to 10 months. Juveniles are buff colored with little or no red on crown. The Florida Sandhill Crane’s habitat includes freshwater ponds, marshes, prairies, pastures, lawns and golf courses. They are currently being reported along S.R. 29 north of LaBelle, Keri Road (832) and Devils Garden Road (833). Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips or the Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 31 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). A complete list of Florida CBC’s is on the Florida Ornithological Society website at www.fosbirds.org/ For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule o f STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org Please send high resolution photos for upcoming news articles on songbirds and ducks. Photographer’s submissions will be credited. New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society “Facebook Friends” will be entered in a monthly drawing for a “Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America” during November and December 2011. “Like,” post a birding photo, or comment on “The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook” page to enter the next drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Sandhill Crane (SACR) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Margaret England PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDFlorida Sandhill Crane.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 5 Days SaleNov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 3 4 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 OPTOMETRISTS DENTAL 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 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 DERMATOLOGY DENTAL OPTOMETRISTS 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. 13.83 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82CLEWISTON — John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82, passed away Nov. 25, 2011, at Hope Hospice in Sebring. Bud was born in Okeechobee, on Feb 7, 1929. He served in the army in the Korean War. He returned from the war to graduate from the Univ ersity of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in A nimal Husbandry in 1955. Bud was the ranch foreman at Stitt Ranch in Clewiston for over 40 y ears. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the VFW, the Clewiston Elks Lodge, and a charter member of the Hendry County Cattleman’s Association. Bud enjoyed his family and friends, and celebrated life by being around those he loved. He was an outdoorsman, a third generation Florida cowboy, and raised his children to appreciate and enjoy loved ones, as well as the rewards of hard work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline W hidden; son, Joe Kelley Whidden; parents, J ohn E. and Willie Whidden of Okeechobee; three sisters, Betty Jane Davis (Johnny), Joann W hidden, and Pauline Thomas (Alva), all of Okeechobee. He is survived by his sister, Marion Payne of W illiston; son, John E. (Trip) Whidden, III (Brenda) of Clewiston; and daughter, Mary Ann A ndrews (Russell) of Lake Placid. He also leaves behind four granddaughters, Vanessa Whidden of Sylva, N.C., Krystal Whidden of Clewiston, Katharine (Katie) Whidden of Clewiston, Jennifer Andrews Armstrong (Tommy) of Pensacola; great-granddaughters, Cassidy and Cheyenne of Pensacola; and several nieces and nephews of Okeechobee and Williston. There will be a service to celebrate Bud’s life on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Friends of the family are invited. In lieu of owers, the family asks that donations be made to the Richard Pape Memorial Fund or Hope Hospice of Sebring.Mary Edith Timms, 66CLEWISTON — Mary Edith Timms, age 66, of Clewiston, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Lehigh Acres. Mary was born June 2, 1945, in Bartow County, Ga. She is the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Louise M. (Mulkey) Haney. She was the Fire Chief of the Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department for many years. She is survived by her husband, Henry Raymond Timms; two daughters, Connie Godwin (Henry) and Mary Jennifer Timms; one son, Henry Daniel Timms (Shila); her mother, Louise M. (Mulkey) Haney; sister, Carole Tanner; ve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral service was 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at Carmel Baptist Church, 2001 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, Ga., with Pastor Arthur Lee Croft of ciating. Interment will be in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodstock, Ga. I I n L o v i n g M e m o r y o f Mason Lee Cole A l w a y s i n o u r t h o u g h t s F o r e v e r i n o u r h e a r t s W e m i s s y o u r l o v e Y o u r l a u g h t e r a n d y o u r g r e a t s m i l e .L o v i n g y o u a l w a y s F a m i l y a n d F r i e n d s 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 OBITUARIES New, expanded channel line-up, including more HD offerings, and lower cost XFINTY phone increases offeringsXFINITY services are evolving in Comcast’s Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Clewiston, and Okeechobee systems. More than 50 new channels, including more than 30 new HD channels, are available to all XFINITY customers in communities surrounding Lakes Okeechobee. This latest expansion of XFINITY services comes less than ve months after Comcast included a more robust XFINITY On Demand platform to customers in these areas, offering more than 25,000 always accessible movies and television programs from a library that is available to anyone who receives digital cable service. “This latest expansion of XFINITY services in this part of our Region is part of an ongoing effort to offer the same high level of service we offer every one of our customers, regardless of location,” said Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President for the Florida East Coast Region, Filemon Lopez. “This evolution of service is a game changer. Now our customers surrounding Lake Okeechobee will have access to XFINITY phone service allowing them to take advantage of the many bene ts available to Triple Play customers. Added to that is a signi cant expansion of TV channels, which means more than 50 new channels, including in excess of 30 new HD offerings. ” The addition of XFINITY Voice now brings a choice of Local with More service, which allows callers unlimited local calling and an inexpensive long distance rate, or XFINITY Voice Unlimited, which provides unlimited local and longdistance calling in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Both plans include 12 calling features including Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling and more to all Lakes communities’ customers. Even with a change to Local with More or Unlimited, customers can keep their current phone numbers. With XFINITY Triple Play now available, customers in communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee also have access to new convergence options, so XFINITY phone customers can retrieve their voice mail messages through their comcast.net Communications Center site. For more information on the new channel lineup for the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee, visit Comcast.com/channellineup “In the last ve month, Comcast has signi cantly improved its XFINITY services in the Lake Okeechobee area. These changes are a sign of things to come, as Comcast continues to offer the latest services our industry has to offer,” said Lopez. “Now, those who live around the Lake have a technical platform allowing them to have access of all these new products.” More XFINITY Services Expand in the Lakes Communities PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDNew Florida Trails Chapter to MeetJoin the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Association Sub-Chapter for their monthly program followed by a hike on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Screen Room at the Fisheating Creek Outpost Campground in Palmdale. The program topics will be “Building a Stile” and “Blazes” ( the standard trail marking system used by hikers). Bring water and wear closed-toed walking shoes for the leisurely hike on the Lost Lake Trail. Families, youth and adults are welcome. The day use fee will be wavered for participants who help pick up liter during the hike. For information contact Betty Loomis at 863-946-3560 or Margaret England at 863-674-0695. Becoming one of the founding members of this new Florida Trails Association Chapter being organized by Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee County residents and visitors. The 16-county region remains under a water shortage warning. The drier-than-normal forecast for the next several months of the dry season indicates there could be a return to water shortage conditions in the spring. The District continues to store as much as water as possible while providing ood control when needed. South Florida is now under the District’s Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. Some city and county governments have adopted local ordinances that differ from the District rule and may further limit landscape irrigation. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. Customers of the West Palm Beach and Lake Worth utilities remain under local orders that limit landscape irrigation to one day per week. After months of cutbacks as directed by the District’s water shortage orders, permitted water users such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities are required to continue following the water use conditions in their permits. Copies of water use permits can be found in the Application/Permit records search online at www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting. District-Wide Conditions for Nov. 29

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Advent: Getting Ready But With HopeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI sensed the disappointment when the governmental “Super-Committee” could not come up with a means of reducing our national de cit and the likely results. People are worried about the impact it will have on their incomes, lifestyles, their plans for the future. The prospects do not look good. We wait for what will happen, wishing that the impact of w hat is going on will not be too drastic and suffering will be at least bearable. Given the enormity of the task, and what is going on all over the world, it seems that what we once knew will be changed – and not for the better. As I re ected on everyone waiting to see what w ill happen, I thought about another time of waiting; also something people are waiting for these days. As Christmas approaches, we get ready and w ait for the “big day.” This season in Church calendars is called “Advent” – or more literally “what is before the coming.” It is a time of preparation for Christmas; the stores are telling us, decorations are appearing around the community, people are shopping and soon it will be Christmas. The difference between w aiting to see what will happen in the world’s economies and the waiting for the coming of Christmas is quite different. One is about not knowing what will come, the other is knowing w hat will happen and what it will bring. The world waited for the coming of the Messiah long before Jesus was born and then He came. W aiting was not hopeless. People knew that the Lord would come and with Him the gifts of salvation and eternal life. Our waiting today for what will come in the future as a result of our economic situation does not offer that same hope. With this wait comes uncertainty and fear; that’s something else. As I thought about this contrast, I had to ask “Which ‘waiting’ will nally give the hope that is to be fullled?” Have we had other dif cult times and God has provided for His people? Have we also been on the brink of disasters in the past, and overcame the dif culties to go on and have a newer and better life? Is the story of Thanksgiving, just passed, about people who left comfort and security of home, took a dangerous ocean voyage, set up home in a yet-untamed land, and then gave thanks because they had come to the end of a w ait and were now ready to build? This season of getting ready for Christmas is about an Advent – preparing for the coming of the Lord, knowing that He has come and will come again. On that certainty rests the hope of all w ho wait. Those who wait with faith do not hope in vain( cf. Romans 8:18ff). This time of waiting w here our Church calendars coincide with waiting by the worldly calendars give us a choice: do w e wait in hope or with apprehension. The Lord’s coming is a certainty; that’s where I will wait -in hope. God With Us!BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThe wonderful Christmas Season is nally here! The concept of the incarnation staggers the intellect of the world’s greatest thinkers. It is evident to all who have eyes to see. Jesus was born in a manger. His relatives were poor and inconspicuous. His life was spent in abject poverty, yet his disciples have wealth beyond human conception in a land where moth and rust do not corrupt and thieves do not break through and steal. Though He had no formal education, He alone has challenged the scholars of every generation. The world stands amazed at His understanding and His answers. Though His public ministry lasted only three short years, His in uence has ooded every succeeding century and His words are translated into more languages and dialects than those of any other. Though He did not preach over 100 miles from His carpenter’s shop in Nazareth, His words now echo on every continent in the world. He healed the multitudes without medicine, and yet has spawned the concept of hospitals and inspired doctors and surgeons to sacri ce and humanitarian service. His in uence has dried the tears of orphans, brought sympathetic care to the af icted, and comfort and hope to those beset by the withering hand of time. After the passing of 20 long centuries, we say with assurance that no man or group of men has so changed the course of human history as the lonely carpenter of Nazareth. The date lines of the world bend around the manger of His birth. Though He wrote no book, He reigns as the supreme subject in all the world of literature. Though He composed no music, He has put more melody in the human heart and inspired more songs than any man in history. Though He marshalled no army, He numbers more volunteers, more prisoners, and more martyrs than any empire the world has ever known. Fishermen dropped their nets to follow in His steps. The dead responded to His call. Even the winds and the waves obeyed His voice. His death at Calvary caused the earth to shudder and the sun to hide its face in amazement. Thinking men everywhere concur ... “God was manifest in the esh.” His name is Immanuel!Testing Our Christmas IQBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThe countdown to Christmas has begun! We’ve heard the stories, we’ve sung the carols, but how much of the scriptural Christmas story do we really know? Every year I like to share with those around me a fun test to help remind us of how much we really know, and how much of our knowledge is legend! Here is a sample of this year’s Christmas IQ test! (1) As long as Christmas has been celebrated, it has been on Dec. 25. (T or F) (2) Joseph was from: A. Bethlehem B. Jerusalem C. Nazareth D. Egypt E. Chicago F. None of the above (3) How did Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem? A. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey B. Mary walked, Joseph rode a donkey C. They both walked. D. They both rode. E. Our church van. F. They ew. G. Who Knows? (4) What did the innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph? A. “Come back after the Christmas rush and I should have some vacancies.” B. “I have a stable you can use.” C. “There is no room at the inn.” D. Both B and C. E. None of the above. (5) Jesus was delivered in a: A. Stable. B. Manger. C. Cave. D. Barn. E. Unknown. (6) A Manger is a: A. Stable for domestic animals. B. Wooden hay storage bin. C. Feeding Trough. D. Barn. (7) Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth? A. Cows, sheep, goats. B. Cows, donkeys, sheep. C. Lowing cattle. D. Misc. barnyard animals. E. Lions, tigers, and bears. F. None of the above. (8) Who saw the “Star in the East”? A. Shepherds. B. Mary and Joseph. C. Three Kings. D. Both A and C. E. None of the above. (9) How many angels spoke to the shepherds? A. One. B. Three. C. Seven. D. A Multitude. E. None of the above. (10) What sign did the angels tell the shepherd to look for? A. “This way to baby Jesus” B. A star over Bethlehem. C. A baby that doesn’t cry. D. A house with a Christmas tree. E. A baby in a stable. F. None of the above. ANSWERS TO BIBLE IQ TEST: (1) False. Not until the fourth century did it settle on the 25th. (2) A. See Luke 2:3,4. (3) G. The Bible doesn’t say. (4) E. No word about the innkeeper. See Luke 2:7. (5) E. No word about it. See Luke 2:7. (6) C. (7) F. The Bible doesn’t specify. (8) E. The wise men did. They were not kings. See Matthew 2:2. (9) A. See Luke 2:9. (10) F. a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. See Luke 2:12. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 450 South Main St.,LaBelle,FL 33935 (863)-675-2356 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 RELIGION COLUMNS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N O T I C EThe Glades County School Board Held A Reorganizational Meeting On November 22, 2011 and established the following meeting schedule. ARegular Meeting will be held on December 8, 2011 At 9:00a.m. Beginning In January, 2012 The Regular Meeting Schedule Will Resume With Regular Meetings Being Held On The Second Thursday At 6:00p.m. And The Fourth Thursday At 9:00a.m. In The Glades County School Board Meeting Room 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471PUBLISH:12/1/2011 The hiring of a Lawyer is an important decision that should not be based soley upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.Appointments in Clewiston,Lake Placid,Sebring and OkeechobeeW.Roy Wilkes,C.P.A.Attorney and Counselor at Law (888)645-1319 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 SUBMITTED PHOTOTwenty PearlMembers of the Twenty Pearl organization delivered hand-crafted Thanksgiving cards to residents of the Quiet Water facility in Belle Glade. Cards were delivered on Nov. 22. Pearls shared with residents what they were thankful for. Pictured are some pearls outside of Quiet Waters with sponsor Sherry Canty. The Twenty Pearl organization is an af liation with the Mu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Jaci Dulany, the ve-year-old daughter of DeW itt and Sherrie Dulany of Belle Glade, delivered a speech that she wrote as to why she likes the library at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Belle Glade Library on Nov. 22. Jaci was requested by the librarians to give a speech at the ceremony due to her love of the library. In her speech, she wrote, "I like the library because I love books and I love to read. I also like story time and the crafts they do. I can't wait for the new library to open!" The plans for the new and improved library look like she will have many more reasons to love the library and increase her love of reading even more. The planned opening date for the new library is expected to be January of 2013. Five-Year-Old Speaks at Groundbreaking SUBMITTED PHOTO The school was able to provide a full thanksgiving basket to 22 families from the school. A special celebration is being planned for the winning classes from each grade level on Friday, Dec. 9. S.A.C. Meeting Pahokee Elementary invites all parents and community members to join us on Wednesday, Dec. 7, for our monthly School Advisory Council Meeting. The SAC Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the media center. Should you have any questions, please contact the school at 561-9249700. Holiday Shop Pahokee Elementary School is sponsoring a holiday shop from Dec. 19 through 22. Come out and shop for your family and friends. Students will have a scheduled time to visit the Holiday Shop with their class. Special Thanks Pahokee Elementary School staff and students would like to thank our community business partners: Bridges of Pahokee, Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy, Pahokee Mentoring Center, Back to Basics Inc., PNC Bank, City of Pahokee, Boys and Girls Town, Area Agency on Aging/Foster Grandparent Program and all our volunteers and community supporters for all donations, services and support given to Pahokee Elementary School. We are extremely grateful and hope that you will continue your mission of giving. 1st Trimester Report Card Pick-up Day Pahokee Elementary School has set aside Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. for parents to come in and pick up their child's report card. Reports cards will not be sent home this year with students, except for the last day of school. Awards Program Schedule on Friday, Dec. 2 8:30 a.m. Kindergarten and 1st Grade 9:15 a.m. 4th and 5th Grade 10 a.m. 2nd and 3rd GradeSCHOOLContinued  2

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 in the playoffs and have a chance to win the state title again.” It almost didn’t happen. Jupiter Christian (9-3 overall nal record) stormed its way back from a 36-14 halftime de cit in stunning fashion, as the Eagles scored 22 unanswered points in the second half to tie the game up at 36-36. Then, Glades Day legend-to-be/junior running back Kelvin Taylor (34 carries, 345 yards, 4 TD) powered his way to the end zone on a fourth-andgoal play at the Jupiter Christian 2-yard line with just 1:17 left. Taylor, who scored three of his four touchdowns in the rst half, had runs of 19, 3, 17, 6, 8, 2, 1, 1 and 2 yards on a 9-play, 60-yard drive that began with 5:01 left in the game. The game-winning drive, combined with Blake Brady’s extra point, proved to be the difference in the regional nal. “All the credit goes to my teammates,” Taylor said. “My offensive line did a great job blocking for me. Our team played very hard to the last minute. We pulled together as a team; that’s how we came out with the victory.” Taylor said he was amazed at how Jupiter Christian came back in the second half. “You just got to give them (Jupiter Christian) a lot of respect because they always ght to the last minute,” Taylor said. “They (the Eagles) have a great coaching staff, great players, and a lot of heart. We knew we had to bring our ‘A’ game to come out on top.” Glades Day’s defense had its hands full with Bostic (17 carries, 124 yards, 1 TD; 14-for-26 passing, 183 yards, 2 INT, 1 lost fumble), as the UCFbound playmaker engineered the comeback thanks to a combination of nifty runs and passes to multiple receivers for most of the second half. Second-half scores came from junior running back Jesse Stephanos (6-yard TD run with 9:20 left in the third; Glades Day up 36-20), Cannon (8y ard TD run with 2:31 left in the third; Glades Day up 36-28 after a successful two-point conversion run) and Bostic (8-yard touchdown run with 5:23 left in the fourth; Glades Day up 36-34). Bostic followed that with a two-point conversion pass to Cannon (nine catches, 123 yards; 16 carries, 68 yards, 3 TD) to tie the game up. After Taylor’s go-ahead score, Bostic nearly led the Eagles to another potential tie, thanks mainly to a hook-and-ladder play that resulted into a 26y ard catch by Eagles senior Isaiah Nelson with 52 seconds left. The trick play, which took the Eagles from their own 35-yard line to the Gators 39-yard line, set the stage for what happened next. Two clutch runs of 4 and 7 yard by Bostic, followed by a 12-yard pass to Cannon, took Jupiter Christian to the Glades Day 15-yard line with just 16 seconds left. On the very next play, Bostic sliced the Gators defense on a 12-yard run that took his team to Glades Day’s 3-yard line with eight seconds left. A downed play on rst-and-goal – which made it just ve seconds left – was followed by Bostic’s nal called play of his high school football career. “We ran the option weak,” Bostic said. “I ran it and if somebody converges on me, I was going to pitch it to my tailback. We just weren’t able to get the block we needed for Nate and their guy just came in for the tackle.” And with that, Glades Day has earned the right to play on the road against Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg) in tomorrow night’s Class 2A state semi nal game – set for a 7:30 kickoff time. “It was a tough one,” Glades Day head coach Pete Walker said. “It was really hard to take. We didn’t come out with the same intensity in the second half like we did in the rst. But when we had to have it, we were able to come through in the end.” In celebratory mode after a hard-fought win, Walker offered little else in his analysis other than this: “It’s over and we’re moving on to Round 3,” Walker said. Notes: Glades Day senior quarterback opened the game’s scoring off a wide-open Jose Penton for 44-yards to make it 6-0 with 8:23 left in the rst quarter. Gators junior backup running back Nigel Allen also scored in the game, as he scampered his way into the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown run with 5:33 left in the rst half – a 28-8 lead for Glades Day. Glades Central 35, Merritt Island 0: Raiders senior quarterback Tanner Redish (15-for-23 passing, 278 yards, 3 TD) connected with fellow senior Jaime Wilson (seven catches, 114 yards) for all of his touchdown passes to lead Palm Beach County’s top team in a rout of the Mustangs. Glades Central (No. 24 in the latest RivalsHigh100 national high school rankings; No. 33 in the latest ESPN/Powerade FAB50 national high school rankings) also got its scores from junior running back Arron Baker (nine carries, 133 yards, 1 TD) and junior triple-threat playmaker Will Likely (6-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for a Raiders 21-0 lead). The Raiders, who moved on to the Class 5A-4 regional nals, will play in front of its home crowd tomorrow night against Norland (Miami) in what’s widely expected to be the state’s game of the year. Both teams are nationally ranked in multiple polls and both teams are currently ranked in the top ve of this week’s Flavarsity.com statewide all-classi cation poll. Norland (Flavarsity.com’s No. 4 team) and Glades Central (Flavarsity.com’s No. 5 team) will be playing for the right to move on to next week’s Class 5A state semi nals. Norland (No. 56 in the latest RivalsHigh100 national rankings; No. 12 in the ESPN/Powerade FAB50 poll) is slightly favored to eke out a road win over Glades Central. However, the Raiders (12-0 overall) have not lost a home game since the 2007 Muck Bowl – a 34-24 loss to Pahokee. To stun Glades Central’s home base on tomorrow night, the Vikings (12-0 overall) will have to be at its absolute best on offense, defense and special teams for all 48 minutes of play. Anything short of that will very likely result in another win for the Raiders, who are seeking its rst state championship since 2006 and seventh overall. FOOTBALLContinued  1 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASKelvin Taylor rushes for 354 yards and four touchdowns on 34 carries, including the game-winning 2-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 1:17 left to give Glades Day a 43-36 win over Jupiter Christian. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASGlades Day senior quarterback John Barr throws for a touchdown pass that gives his team an early 6-0 lead over Jupiter Christian.

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everything that Mr. Schlechter participates in -– a true life-long partnership. The Schlechter’s four sons, Ken, Bill, Mike, and Tom, all graduated from GDS, as have three of their grandchildren -Bradley, Alleigh, and Bo. The Schlechter’s have been tremendous supporters of the entire athletic program at Glades Day. Their sons Mike and Tom, and grandson Bo each played on state championship football teams, and their granddaughter Alleigh played on the softball state championship team. The Schlechters rarely, if ever, missed watching their kids and grandkids compete on these elds and courts. In fact, the reason we waited until tonight to make this presentation is because they have spent most weekends this fall watching Bo play college football for Georgia State. A few months ago, Tom and Elsie King along w ith David Davis approached the Board of Trustees with the idea of recognizing the Schlechters for being such loyal and supportive fans of Glades Day School. Everyone involved thought it was a great idea and long overdue, so tonight I am honored to announce that forevermore this Glades Day School Football Facility will be named and known as “Schlechter Stadium.” At this time, Brother Gary Folds blessed the naming ceremony with a dedication prayer. “In addition to the signage on the press box, w e also have a large rock monument, signifying strength and perseverance, at the entrance of the eld. This monument will be a reminder to each and every Gator player to give nothing but their best when stepping onto this eld. A plaque is attached, reading:” In recognition of ve decades of unparalleled devotion to Glades Day School, this facility is hereby dedicated as Schlechter Stadium 2011 “By the Board of Trustees of Glades Day School on behalf of thousands of students who have bene ted from the support, generosity, leadership, and encouragement of Johnny and Eleanor Schlechter. “Since 1965, the remarkable partnership of these two legendary Glades Day School fans has inspired celebrated accomplishments, multiple state championships, and unforgettable memories emanating from this site. “Glades Day School, and the entire Glades community, will be forever indebted to J.O. and Eleanor Schlechter. Mr. and Mrs. Schlechter, on behalf of every past, present, and future student, employee, and supporter of Glades Day School, I thank you. The two of you have blessed this school in ways that can never be measured. We Love You.” The Schlechter’s sons, other family members and many long time friends were present to see the special dedication. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 pursue a degree in Finance and Business Administration. Jessica is currently working as an executive administrative assistant to the president of the Palm Beach Kennel Club located in West Palm Beach, Florida. John Mark has been pursuing a career in banking for the past seven years. JOHN DAVIS JESSICA JOHNSON & Michael and Nancy Johnson of Belle Glade, Florida announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica N. Johnson to John M. Davis, the son of Lee and Nancy Davis of Clewiston, Florida. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, of Belle Glade and the late Mr. and Mrs. Brian Johnson formerly of Deland, Florida. Grandparents of the groom are Ms. Monevah B. Lee and the late Major Lee and the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. Davis Sr. both of Clewiston, Florida. The bride to be graduated from Glades Day School and Palm Beach State College. Jessica continues to work towards her accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. The groom to be graduated from Clewiston High School and attended the University of Central Florida to ENGAGEMENT 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 PHOTO / IBRAHIM ALAVA STADIUMContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOPanther RunPioneer Park Elementary School held a Panther Run which brought 40 Thanksgiving baskets for the families at the school.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011Larceny, grand theft Arrested Nov. 17 by DS J. Brown J Jose Hernandez Benitez, 18Conservation animals, causing cruel death, pain and suffering Arrested Nov. 17 by Terrance Senecal ca su ra Roy Lee Boston, 42Driving on suspended license, habitual offender Arrested Nov. 17 by C. Zarazinski Released Nov. 18 on bond l i c Za bo Roosevelt Christmas Robinson, 49Burglary, unarmed Arrested Nov. 15 by Det. Seider Se Jerry Lee Jackson, 47Carrying concealed weapon, rearm Arrested Nov. 17 by DS W. Williams Released Nov. 17 on bond w W bo Mason Tyler Bryant, 18Battery by strangulation Arrested Nov. 18 by DS P. Nie P. Santiago Gallegos, 29Cocaine possession, w / sell within 1000 feet of worship/business Arrested Nov. 17 by DS G. Jones se sh G Tony Leonard Collins, 49 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. Residents and theatre goers who haven’t had a chance to shop for their own Christmas tree might want to hold on just a little bit longer. The trees will be auctioned off after next Sunday’s performance of the Annual Living Christmas Tree. That event, itself in its 23rd year, will be held December 4 at 3 p.m. at the theatre. The silent auction will close at 5 p.m. Until then, the trees are free to be admired by the community during the theatre’s regular operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. TREESContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on December 8th, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 403931 CB/CN 12/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-001150-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009-001150-CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ N/K/A JUAN RODRIGUEZ; 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 21st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 2108, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5014 DOLPHIN CIRC., 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 November 17, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018 F10109573 “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; 1-800-955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 403331 CN 11/24;12/1/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 12/03/2011 @ 8:00AM 1995 TOYT VIN# JT2EL55D8S0099734 403471 CN 12/1/2011 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until January 18, 2012 for Bid #12-0002, Legal Services Board Attorney, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Matthew A. Beatty, Chairman 403968 CB/CN 12/1,8,15/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on December 5, 2011 at 10:00a.m.: 1998 GMC, VIN: 1GTGG29R3W1062650 1996 Pontiac, VIN: 1G2NE12T2TC718340 403482 CN 12 / 1 / 2011TEMP Mechanic Six Months$21.99 per Hour Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privatelyheld agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, US Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. For Immediate consideration Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. 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Very easy nancing with your good credit. 239-823-6849 or 863-675-8888 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2006DR-400 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF THOMAS ZUNIGA, Former Husband, and MELISSA ZUNIGA, Former Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT TO: MELISSA ZUNIGA L/K/A 2006 Lighthouse Lane Labelle, Florida 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a modi cation of Child Support action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on William L. Allen, Esquire, whose address is 5835 U.S. Highway 98 South, Lakeland, Florida 33812, on or before December 16, 2011, and le the original with the Clerk of this court at Post Of ce Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida 33831, before service on the Former Wife 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 Form12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks’ 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 on this 10th day of October, 2011. B. HUGH BRADLEY Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker DEPUTY CLERK 403063 CN 11/24;12/1,8/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 415 2007 1324229-A0000560000 Sarah J. Sawatzky & Jacob C. Sawatzky & Taylor R. Sawatzky The East one-half of the following described property as divided by a NorthSouth line parallel to the East boundary thereof. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter and the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter, EXCLUDING the East 178.99 feet and EXCLUDING the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress and egress across the North 30feet thereof. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress, egress and utilities across the East 30 feet thereof and across the South 30 feet of the East 200 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402147 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!DO YOUR PART RECYCLE

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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, December 7, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Pahokee Commission Chambers, 207 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, Florida 33476. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, 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. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 403831 BG 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3719 2008 4104329-03021280020 Michael J. & Kathleen E. Carney Lot 2, Block 2128, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402145 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to pain management clinics. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-3.8, PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403161 CN/CB 12/1/2011 DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) SEEKING PROVIDER AGENCY FOR HENDRY COUNTY The Department of Economic Opportunity announces the following public hearing to which all interested parties are invited: HENDRY COUNTY DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 TIME: 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 640 South Main Street Conference Room #2 Labelle, Florida 33935 PURPOSE: The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is seeking a non-pro t entity to administer the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) in Hendry County, Florida. Pursuant to a notice in the October 28, 2011, Florida Administrative Weekly regarding agencies interested in becoming the CSBG provider for Hendry County, two letters of interest were received. The purpose of this hearing is to afford these agencies an opportunity to present to all interested parties in the community their quali cations and proposal for providing services if selected. The two agencies are: Immokalee Multicultural Multipurpose Community Action Agency, Incorporated The Agricultural and Labor Program, Incorporated In order to be designated to serve as the eligible entity, an entity must agree to add additional members to its board to ensure adequate representation in compliance with 42 U.S.C. 9909 and 9910 and Rule Chapter 9B-22.011, Florida Administrative Code. Special consideration shall be given to an organization with demonstrated effectiveness in providing a broad range of services designed to eliminate poverty and foster self-suf ciency. Priority shall be given to existing CSBG eligible entities in good standing with DEO that are providing related services in the speci ed county or in areas contiguous to or within reasonable proximity to the speci ed county. Selection will be based on the entity’s experience and performance in related federal or state programs in assisting low-income persons in the area to be served, and the entity’s capacity to undertake a timely and effective program. The following qualities will be reviewed: (1) the extent to which the past or current program achieved or is achieving goals in a timely fashion; (2) the quality of work performed by the entity; (3) the number, quali cations, and experience of the staff members of the entity; and (4) the ability to maintain compliance with administrative and nancial management requirements. ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN: After this hearing, DEO will review the applications received and make a decision regarding each entity’s eligibility to provide program services in Hendry County. A recommendation for the selected entity will then be prepared by DEO staff for subsequent consideration and approval or disapproval by DEO’s Executive Secretary and the Governor. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Requests for additional information or questions may be addressed to: Ms. Hilda Frazier, Manager Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Division of Community Development Of ce of Housing and Community Development Community Assistance Section 107 East Madison Street MSC-400 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508 Telephone: (850) 717-8450 Fax: (850) 488-2488 Email: hilda.frazier@deo.my orida.com SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Department of Economic Opportunity at (850) 717-8450 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Department of Community Affairs using the Florida Dual Party Relay System which can be reached at 1 (800) 9558770 (voice) and 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 403665 CN 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3506 2008 4104329-02020710090 Maria C. Blanco Lot 9, Block 2071, Port LaBelle Unit 2, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402180 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3620 2008 4104329-03020990030 Open Space Land LLC Lot 3, Block 2099, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402191 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3693 2008 4104329-03021190230 Harry Ireland Lot 23, Block 2119, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402203 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2859 2007 4104329-02020590140 Nubia J. Pacheco Lot 14, Block 2059, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402200 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2520 2007 2024329-28000000510 Mary Culliver Est & Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 90, Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402193 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3385 2008 4104329-01020270110 Elvira Ramirez Lot 11, Block 2027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402186 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 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, December 15, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K47A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pavement-CoreBack lling & Maintenance of Traf c for Pavement Coring in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 144,620.00 E1K71A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Pond Mowing & Litter Removal in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 10,588.00 E1K72A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail Repair & Replacement in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 216,000.00 E1K73A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping of Storm Water Ponds & Primary Roadways in Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $416,236.00 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. 403214 CN/CB 11/24;12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will hold a workshop to discuss recreation and related issues for the East side of Hendry County at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard at the workshop. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403168 CN/CB 12/1/2011 Roofing NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Banyan Village area, Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13, within the unincorporated area of the County, for service assessments for maintenance of the potable water service lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until the particular lot shall hook-up to and become a customer of the utility. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 402357 CN/CB 11/17,24;12/1,8/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2473 2007 2014329-0100108D090 Sarah J. Sawatzky & Jacob C. Sawatzky & Taylor R. Sawatzky Lots 32 to 35, Block D, Palm Heights Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida (said Palm Heights Subdivision being a resubdivision of Blocks 106, 107, 108, 109 of Goodno’s Addition to LaBelle, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, Public Records of Lee County, Florida, lying and being 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402185 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011

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PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3724 2008 4104329-03021290030 Open Space Land LLC Lot 3, Block 2129, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402184 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3384 2008 4104329-01020270100 Elvira Ramirez Lot 10, Block 2027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011 Dated this 2nd day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402313 CN 11/10,17,23;12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Lake Trafford Independent Baptist Church, Inc. The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402199 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3381 2008 4104329-01020260180 Jed M. & Magdalena Perlowin 18, Block 2026, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402196 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3726 2008 4104329-03021290080 Edric Copp Jr. & Kasumi Copp Lot 8, Block 2129, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402188 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 386 2007 1324229-05000001230 Galen B. Steeg & Rose Marie Steeg Lot 123, Kell Mill Terrace Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402144 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Lake Trafford Independent Baptist Chruch, Inc. The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402189 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to alcoholic beverages. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-4, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-4-21 AND 1-4-22 RELATING TO OPEN CONTAINERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403177 CN/CB 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Investments 2234, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2625 2007 3014334-01001430040 Robert W. Taylor & Marilyn Taylor The North 1/3 of Lot 7, all of Lot 8 and the South 1/3 of Lot 9, Block 143, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402204 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CEMETERIES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to cemeteries. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-8, CEMETERIES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-8-3 AND 1-8-4 RELATING TO BURIALS AND MAUSOLEUMS AND COLUMBARIA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403160 CN/CB 12/1/12011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1218 2008 1344331-020000P0140 Stefan Andreas Kalman The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one quarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lots 14 and 15, Block P, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402140 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the West Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, for assessments on commercial properties for recreational purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 402361 CN/CB 11/17,24;12/1,8/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PARKS, RECREATION AND SEMIPUBLIC PARKING LOTS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to parks, recreation and semipublic parking lots. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-15, PARKS, RECREATION AND SEMIPUBLIC PARKING LOTS, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-15-1, 1-15-3, AND 1-15-6 RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403159 CN/CB 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO IMPACT FEES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to impact fees: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-59, IMPACT FEES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-59-36, 1-59-66 AND 1-59-96 RELATING TO EXTENDING THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON IMPACT FEES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403187 CN/CB 12/1/2011 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OUWANTTO!www.newszap.com& click on classifieds@ Your Convenience @ Your Computer @ Your Will @ newszap.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 262009001301CAXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. OSCAR O. BARILLAS SR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2011 and entered in Case No. 262009CA001301XXXX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and OSCAR O. BARILLAS SR; GLENDA A. BARILLAS; 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 A DMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 21st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF (S 1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER (ne 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER (SE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received until Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 2:00 PM by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with a project for the Airglades Industrial Park Road, Water, and Sewer Improvements (Hendry County Bid Number 2012-07). A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM at the Airglades Airport Terminal Building. Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided. Other bid or proposal forms will not be accep ted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations including all addenda or other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a bid. On or after December 1, 2011 Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations and all addenda or other revisions will be available for examination and may be obtained from the of ce of URS Corporation, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida, 33607-1462, (Phone: 813-675-6538; contact Kelli Leonard) for the non-refundable amount of $100.00. The Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certi ed Check in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs, hereby noti es all bidders that it will af rmatively ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of ninety (90) days. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selection and disquali cation criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-08. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Date: November 16, 2011 By: Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403220 CN/CB 11/24;12/1,8,15/2011 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 20111/4) 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. 2975 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES UNRECORDED. A/K/A LOT 2975, MONTURA RANCH, 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 November 17, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018 F10110667 “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; 1-800-955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 403334 CN 11/24;12/1/2011 BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFSome endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to in ated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University of Florida study. However, by predicting the animals' habitat movement using models employed to analyze human interactions on social networks such as Facebook, scientists with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences nd the animals' predicament could be better understood. Conservationists can use this improved approach to better prioritize habitat restoration efforts for endangered species, said author Robert Fletcher, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation assistant professor. The study appeared Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Models are often used to predict the movements of animals when data are dif cult to collect due to resource and time constraints faced by researchers. The ability to move to different habitat locations, known as connectivity, is important to the long-term survival of a species, because different locations provide additional resources, shelter and mating opportunities. The study showed that social network models can predict connectivity better than currently used models, which overestimated animal movement. "These over predictions are problematic because we might falsely think that populations are viable when they may not be," Fletcher said. In the study, researchers compared records of actual movements by the cactus bug and the Everglades snail kite to movement predicted by models. One social network model in particular, known as sender-receiver, was remarkably accurate in predicting both animals' movements, despite that one animal was a bird that could potentially travel more than 100 miles and the other was an insect that only moves in a range of several feet. Social network models have been used to try to predict relationships among people in social media as well as in disciplines, such as ecology, where they can help researchers understand which species may interact with each other. This was the rst time social network models have been applied to understand connectivity in conservation biology, Fletcher said. Social network models can also be used to help manage pests, he said. One example is predicting where invasive species will move. Study authors included doctoral students Miguel Acevedo and Brian Reichert, master's student Kyle Pias and wildlife ecology and conservation courtesy professor Wiley Kitchens. Statistical Models Inspired from Facebook Could Help Endangered Animals PHOTO / UFRobert Fletcher, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation assistant professor, co-authored a study in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that showed social network models can predict the movement of animals from one location to another. This movement is essential to their survival and can help conservationists better prioritize habitat restoration efforts. BY KATHY BARCO FWCThe holiday season is here, bringing with it some much-appreciated cooler weather to the Sunshine State. Many of us will be taking time off from work, and children will be out of school on winter break soon. For me, this much-needed vacation provides a wonderful opportunity to take to the woods and go hunting, now that hunting season is in full swing. It's also a perfect time to give children supervised hunting experiences with you. Hunting is a proven and very necessary tool of wildlife and habitat management, especially when habitat is lost to urbanization and wildlife gets displaced because of our state's ever-growing population. Scienti c ndings have shown that those who hunt and engage in outdoor recreation with their families develop a sense of stewardship for nature and a desire to conserve it. In fact, hunters form a foundation for wildlife conservation. Through the sale of hunting licenses and permits, and the excise tax generated from hunting equipment, hunters as a whole pay most of the cost of wildlife conservation and research, public land acquisitions, habitat protection, science-based sh and wildlife management and law enforcement. All of us get to enjoy the bene ts of these efforts. Even non-hunting spouses and signi cant others can share in the spirit of stewardship with a couple of good holiday gift ideas. For the hunters (or anglers) in your family or circle, why not buy them a ve-year license, or make a stockingstuffer of a one-year license? If they already have one of those, consider getting them a conservation license plate for their vehicle. Not only will one of them look great on their truck, recreational vehicle or car, but in purchasing one, you will be helping to conserve wildlife for generations to come. To order online, go to Buyaplate.com. You can also purchase or renew any plate at your local tax collector's of ce. Here's how hunters can enjoy the many traditional hunting seasons Florida offers: During general gun season, which coincides with holiday-gift-shopping time, most hunters are in pursuit of deer, but they also can bag wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons and coyotes. And quail and gray squirrel season is in and runs through March 4. Snipe season is also in and runs through Feb. 15 statewide. Bird hunters wanting to experience something different should try hunting woodcock. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31 statewide, and they make excellent game birds because they provide a challenging shot when ushed. Small-game hunting such as this provides a great opportunity to introduce a kid to the great sport of hunting. And for all the duck hunters out there, the second phase of the waterfowl and coot season will last through Jan. 29 and includes geese. As you can see, the winter holidays provide a wealth of opportunities, from sharing time with family to giving a gift that is both personal and conservation-minded, to experiencing the heritage of hunting in Florida's great outdoors. For more information on hunting in Florida, go to MyFWC.com/Hunting. Hunting Season A Perfect Time For The Conservation-Minded Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.32/g, according to gasoline price website www.FloridaStateGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 47.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The national average in the U.S. is at its lowest since February 25, but remains at record highs for this time of year," according to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While the downtrend in gasoline prices has certainly been welcome news for motorists, I see the trend short lived, and believe we may see continued volatility in the days ahead, but even with said volatility I do expect many Americans will see average prices between $3.25-$3.50 for the rest of 2011," he added. Gas Price UpdateYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N N O T I C E O F J O I N T P U B L I C H E A R I N G B E T W E E N T H E H E N D R Y C O U N T Y B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S A N D T H E H E N D R R Y C O U N T Y S C H O O L B O A R D T O D I S C U S S R E D I S T R I C T I N G Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners and the Hendry County School Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comment concerning redistricting and related issues at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Redistricting is the process by which the district boundaries for election of County Commissioners and School Board members are adjusted to account for changes in population reflected in the decennial census. The current district lines are proposed to be changed in several places. The proposed maps are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by either board with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. H e n d r y C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r d B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s o f H e n d r y C o u n t y S a l l y B e r g C h a i r w o m a n T r i i s t a n C h a p m a n C h a i r m a nA V I S O D E A U D I E N C I A P B L I C A C O N J U N T A E N T R E L A J U N T A D E C O M I S S I O N A D O S D E L C O N D A D O d e H E N D R Y Y L A J U N T A E S C O L A R D E L C O N D A D O D E H E N D R Y P A R A D E S C U T I R l a R E D I S T R I C T I N G Aviso queda habido cuenta de que la Junta de Comisionados y la Junta Escolar del Condado de Hendry sostendra una audiencia publica para recibir comentarios del public sobre cuestiones conexas y redistricting alas 5:00 pm el 13 de Diciembre del 2011, en la Camara de Comision en el Juzgado de Condado de Hendry ubicado en 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL. Todas personas estan invitadas a asistir y ser escuchados. Redistricting es el proceso mediante el cual se ajustan los limites del distrito para eleccion de comisionados del condado y miembros de la junta Escolar para esplicar los cambios de poblacion en el censo decenal. Las actuales lineas de distrito se proponen ser cambiado en varios lugares. Los mapas propuestos estan desponibles para la inspeccion durante horas normales de trabajo en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones en la Corte del Condado de Hendry, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. Si una persona decide apelar cualquier decision tomada por una junta con respect a cualquier asunto discutido en esa reunion, tendra un expediente de las actuaciones y que, para tal efecto, necesite asegurar que un acta literal de las actuaciones se hace, que registro incluye el testimonio y la evidencia de que la apelacion es basarse. J u n t a d e l D i s t r i t o E s c o l a r d e l C o n d a d o H e n d r y J u n t a d e C o m i s i o n a d o d e l S a l l y B e r g P r e s i d e n t a C o n d a d o He n d r y T r i s t a n C h a p m a n P r e s i d e n t e 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Belle Glade City Clerk Debra R. Buff received the Palm Beach County Municipal Clerks Association for Excellence in Leadership Award in recognition of superior and steadfast service to the Association on October 20. Janet Whipple, President of the Palm Beach County Municipal Clerks Association gave the plaque to Buff at the Belle Glade City Commission meeting. Ms. Buff was Treasurer for the Palm Beach County Municipal Clerks Association and served from 2005-2011. She currently serves as a Mentor for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and for the Florida Municipal Clerks Association and is a Member of the Palm Beach County Municipal Clerks Association By-Laws Committee She has been the city of Belle Glade’s Municipal Clerk since 1995 when she was promoted by the then and now City Manager Lomax Harrelle. She started working for the city of Belle Glade in 1988 as the administrative secretary to the director of public works, then in 1990 was transferred to the position of executive secretary to serve the city manager. She was born in Pahokee, raised in Belle Glade, and is a 1974 graduate of Glades Central Community High School. She currently lives in Clewiston. When asked what she really likes about her job, she said, “I nd my greatest pleasure working with the staff of the city of Belle Glade. They’re my extended family. Even though we work hard, we still nd time to share laughter, and sometimes tears, and the simple pleasures of life.” What would she do if she weren’t doing this? “Being a Capricorn, I’m sure God would have placed me in some type of position to serve mankind,” she offered. She says she looks forward to retirement some day and hopes for continued good health to enjoy spending time with her family and friends, and to hunt and saltwater sh at every opportunity she gets. Ms. Buff says she has two magni cent sons: Ray and Russell Holcomb; a remarkable daughter-in-law, Brenda Holcomb (wife to Ray); and ve awesome grandchildren: Daisy Finnegan, Braden Rus, Breana Holcomb, JoJo Holcomb, and newly born Tyler Holcomb. Buff’s Leadership Recognized SUBMITTED PHOTOBelle Glade City Clerk Debra R. Buff (left) with Janet Whipple, President of the Palm Beach County Municipal Clerks Association. Flu Season is here! Are you ready? Traditionally, Palm BeachCounty sees a rise in the number of u cases beginning in late December and continues to rise until late February each year. The county has now begun to move from very low sporadic activity to a moderate level. At the peak, u cases are classi ed as widespread. There are a number of ways to prevent catching the u. “Everyone should begin by getting a seasonal u shot,” said Palm Beach County Health Department Director Dr. Alina Alonso, ”The seasonal u vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age and especially persons over age 65, persons with chronic health conditions, such as asthma and COPD, diabetes, heart disease, some neurological conditions, and pregnant women.” Dr. Alonso also recommends the following as ways to prevent the spread of u: Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill (remember people can be contagious one day prior to showing symptoms and for ve days after) Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth Wash hands frequently with soap and water to lessen the spread of respiratory illness. If soap and water is unavailable, use alcohol based hand sanitizers Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others If you have to cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with the bend of your arm instead of hands and dispose of any used tissues. ’Tis the Season for a Flu Shot

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 The following students are the Gold Award W inners for October Reading Counts at Belle Glade Elementary. Congratulations and keep up the good work.1st GradeRolando Carrillo, Yaretzy Lazaro, Jasmin Cisneros, Junie Paul, Jayden Collier, Jennifer Sesena, Eric Gamez, Christiana Vickers, Aliyiah Ibarra, J ocelyn Vital, and Earic King.2nd GradeJaiona Baker.3rd GradeJamila Epps, Saraphina Leon, and Da’Naja Willis.4th GradeKaren Hernandez, Erionna Perez, and Julie Petit-Frere.5th GradeChristina Adley, Laura Garcia, Elizabeth Rivera, Alphonse Alfred, Nautica Harrold, Allyanna Salazar, Jennifer Belance, Zakyrah Hatcher, Christelle Simeon, Terry Celestin, Rae’Kenia Jackson, Marie Sintulaire, Jovana Cervantes, Garishae Lewis, Delia Valerino, Jim’ Terria Davis, Lorenzo Mojica, Lorenzo Velazquez, Ruth Dorce, Claudia Ramos, and Sarahi Villela. Belle Glade Elementary Reading Count Winners SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO