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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: 12-15-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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PBSO investigates shooting at Pahokee schoolOn Tuesday, December 13, 2011, just before 2 p.m., a student from Everglades Preparatory Academy, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, was walking in the breezeway between classes when he heard shots red in his direction. The victim ducked into a classroom and was not injured. Witnesses tell deputies that three or four black males were seen either running from the area or on bicycles leaving the area. A perimeter was set up utilizing K-9 units and the PBSO Helicopter, suspects were not located. If anyone knows anything about this shooting they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. PAHOKEE SCHOOL CONSIDERS FURTHER EXPANSIONBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunDignitaries, community leaders and charitable patrons were on hand on Monday for the opening of the new building of the Glades Academy Charter School in Pahokee. According to the school's administrator, Don Zumpano, the event may just be the beginning of a larger expansion of the facility. While still too early to determine just how ambitious those plans might be, as school of cials celebrated the grand opening, work was being made to provide an addition to the new facility. And that certainly would be a good thing. Mr. Zumpano takes pride in the fact that the school is one of the few "A" school in the Glades, and he attributes the success to hard work. "The entire staff gets involved with the children, the administration, of ce people, everyone is directly involved with the children on this campus," said Mr. Zumpano, who is not afraid to say that the school's tougher role with children yields results. "We insist on discipline and good behavior. The problem today with children is that they're not coming to school prepared to work," he said, adding that the challenge is in instilling the ethics of the school early on. "Every year we see several new students with bad habits," he said. "Once they understand that we are a learning institution and not a playground, we start to see a progress." Glades Academy is currently in the Red Cross sets up temporary shelter for 45 peopleBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunApproximately 45 people spent the night in a shelter following a re that torched through their apartment building on Sunday, reported the American Red Cross. On Tuesday morning, the majority of the displaced residents were still at the shelter, waiting for word on when they might be able to return home. According to published reports, the re at the beige-colored apartment complex on Fifth Street in Belle Glade was started by an electrical short underneath a bed in one of the 30 apartment rooms. Fire rescue personnel were dispatched to the area at approximately 4 p.m. that day. They arrived to nd a blaze making its way across the structure, reaching from apartment to apartment. Crews were able to put the re out fairly quickly, and all residents managed to escape without any injuries. Of cials with the Red Cross said that only about four units seemed to have suffered extensive damages, but all apartment dwellers were evacuated as a precautionary measure. "The whole bottom oor of the apartment was affected," said Thomas Hernandez, Red Cross disaster specialist. "The hallway was completely destroyed." Police were assigned to the outside of the home where, on Tuesday morning, they maintained watch to prevent anyone from breaking in. The wooden steps of the home were comFire Victims Remain at BG Shelter Thursday, December 15, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 125 SEE SCHOOL  15 SEE FIRE  8 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAFamilies displaced after a re tore through their apartment building last week were helped by the American Red Cross, which provided a shelter for them at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church. Student Reports Gunshots at Everglades Prep Glades ‘A’ School Moves into New Building

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Glades Central 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, Dec. 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.Pioneer Park ElementaryWelcome Aboard! Pioneer Park would like to welcome Kristen Lamareux to our Sugar Bear staff. Kristen, our new Attendance Clerk, is the cheerful young lady w ith the smiling face greeting visitors and assisting with clerical duties in the front of ce. Kristen is from the Glades and we would like to welcome her as our newest Sugar Bear. FCAT Summit Principal Adam Miller, along with Reading and Math Specialists from the District Of ce and the Transformation Team met in the Learning Team Room with Pioneer Park Elementary staff on Monday, Dec. 5, for a special FCAT Summit. Principal Miller spearheaded a brainstorming session addressing key FCAT teaching approaches targeting student needs and research based strategies. A ll present were invited to share their input on focused FCAT instruction. Samplings of questions opening the oor were: What is FCAT instruction? What is it not? What are the highest needs of our students? How can we help all learners, increasing the gains of those currently performing at a high level of academic performance and students, such as nonreaders, who are exhibiting critical needs? When will the targeted FCAT instruction begin and how will it best t in with the ow of our current daily learning schedule? Principal Miller notated the resulting focused instructional plan and timing implementation which will allow ongoing instruction to continue. Ms. Tonya Grant, Learning Team Facilitator, prepared a nal outline of the FCAT instructional plan of action and distributed copies to all. Vision and Hearing Screenings Once again, Ms. Felicia Wilbon, from the Health Care District was on hand Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, to give vision and hearing screenings to students. We asked Ms. Wilbon to share a little information with us on how she works in tandem with public schools. Ms. Wilbon has worked with the Western Palm Beach County schools for 16 years. She visits schools in the Glades, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and Loxahatchee among others. The information on the registration is the access point by which screenings may be given to students. On the student registration is a question asking parents if they give permission for their child to receive health screenings and to participate in a dental uoride program. Unless the parent checks no, Ms. Wilbon gives vision and hearing screenings to all new students. At higher grade levels, less comprehensive screenings are given. Ms. Wilbon explains that the reason the younger children are given more vision testing is because some problems become much harder to correct as time passes and the health care district focuses on catching them as early as possible. The students look into a vision machine which is also used for adults applying for their driver’s license. Students are tested on their color vision, muscle imbalance, myopia, and hyperopia. The hearing screenings are given at 20 decibels, which is the same level used by the school district’s audiologists. Thank you for your dedicated work in helping our students Ms. Wilbon. Diagnostic Testing Pioneer Park held its mid-year diagnostic testing from Monday, Dec. 5, through Wednesday, Dec. 7, for all students in grades 2 through 5. These tests are modeled on the FCAT tests and are given in FCAT testing environments. Diagnostic results pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each student and inform speci c needs of individual students as well as helping teachers to ne tune their teaching accordingly. The testing also familiarizes students with the actual FCAT exam process thereby reducing anxiety and building con dence. Re ex Math Training Second through fth grade math teachers attended a Re ex Math training Thursday, Dec. 8, in the computer lab at 2:30 p.m. Re ex Math is a game-based, interactive, fact uency program which constantly monitors student progress and makes learning fun and exciting for students. Since this program is billed as a system designed for “the next generation” we encourage our dedicated math teachers who are indeed passing the torch of learning on. Holiday Celebration Mr. Kelvin Johnson, Parent Liaison, announces Pioneer Park’s fourth Family Involvement Night revolving around the theme, “Holiday Celebration!” Come out Thursday, Dec. 15 and hear our students present another beautiful Holiday Extravaganza of singing and dancing under the direction of our own multitalented music teacher, Ms. Martinez. Come out and support our students, participate in our Student Advisory Council and enjoy the food and door prizes which will be part of our Sugar Bears’ Holiday Celebration. Hope to see you there.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 nonperishable items. The school was able to provide a full thanksgiving basket to 22 families from the school. 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 Holida y 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, Bac k 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.Belle Glade ElementarySchedule of events Dec. 15: Honor Roll Celebration Dec. 19 21: Pre-K will be having a “Cookies For Cancer” cookie sale from 1 to 2 p.m. “Cookies For Cancer” is an organization that raises funds for pediatric cancer. Dec. 21: Holiday Program (Kindergarten to second grade) at 9 a.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Christmas GalaAnnual Christmas Gala Celebration given by United M. B. Church on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at the old Pahokee School Cafeteria. A photographer will be available to take single or family portraits. Dress in your Sunday Best or SemiFormal Attire. For more information, you can contact Mrs. Mary Harper at 561-914-2157 or Mrs. Mary Pringle at 561-985-0533.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. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonBirders and photographers are invited to participate in the Fifth Annual STA5-Clewiston Christmas Bird Count (FLSO) on Saturday, Dec. 31. Join one of seven teams who will be surveying the 15mile diameter count circle located 20 miles south of Clewiston. The North Team will meet at 7 a.m. at Clewiston Beef O ‘Brady’s, the West Team will meet at C&B Farms at 7:30 a.m. and the other teams will begin at the STA5 gate at 7 a.m. During last year’s STA5Clewiston CBC birders reported 105 species and tallied the high counts in United States for nine species which included Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Anhinga, Purple Swamphen, American Coot, Snail Kite, Western Kingbird, Indigo Bunting, Diskcissel and Boattailed Grackle. One bird missing from last year’s STA5 CBC report was the Wood Duck. In previous y ears, two to ve were reported by observers. The Wood Duck was once a threatened species in the early 1900s, but has since become one of the most widespread breeding waterfowl in Florida (FL Breeding Bird Atlas). The Wood Duck is a medium-sized perching duck. It is one of a few duck species that have strong claws that can grip or perch on branches. When swimming they bob their heads back and forth in a jerking motion. The adult male has iridescent chestnut and green plumage and red eyes with a white are down the back. The adult female is less colorful and has a w hite eye-ring and whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads. The male’s call is a thin, rising and falling whistle. Females make a loud “oo-eek, oo-eek” sound when alarmed or when taking ight. Wood Duck feed by dabbling in water making short shallow dives or by walking on land. Their diet consists mainly of plant material, such as berries, acorns and other nuts, seeds of grasses and sedges, wild grape, and duckweed but they w ill also eat insects and a few crustaceans. Wood Ducks cannot make their own nest cavities. They use natural cavities in trees or man-made nest boxes which are normally situated near or over water, but they have been known to nest up to 1.2 miles from the nearest water. If nest boxes are too close together females will lay eggs in the nests of other females. Females usually lay 7 to 15 white-tan eggs that incubate in about 30 days. The day after hatching, ducklings will climb out of the nest opening and jump to the ground from up to 290 feet without injury. The mother calls them as they make their way to water where they nd food on their own. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips or the Christmas Bird Count Dec. 31 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For more information, please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS web site at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org 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.” “Like”, post a birding photo, or comment on “The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook” page to enter the December 2011 drawing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp.12/31/11Exp. 12/31/11Exp. 12/31/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. 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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 15, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 77.Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 11 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 11 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. 13.77 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVELThursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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BY MARK KINGWow, only two weeks ‘til Christmas. Does everyone have the tree up and the shopping done? I still have a lot to do including the shopping and putting up the tree, but the bass shing has been too good to stay home. The water level on the lake has remained pretty steady at around 13.75 feet above sea level and the rain we received over the weekend should even bring it up a little. We have had a few fronts move through the area the last couple weeks but it really hasn’t affected the shing much. The bass are being caught from the north end of the lake all the way to the south and everywhere in between. This year should be a recordsetting year again as was last year, with average tournament weighing bags to win are more than 30 pounds in ve sh. I have been shing from the North Shore area down to Kramer Island and have had a hard time patterning sh. But if you just keep shing you will nd them. The bass seem to be moving around a lot right now and it can make it a little tough to nd a concentration of sh. I have just been putting the trolling motor down and covering a lot of water and nding the sh. Some areas that have been really good are the East Wall, Grassy, Long Point, around Observation Island, Turners Cove, and Cochran’s Pass but out on the outside grass line. The bass are really scattered out as you get back in the grass and not really concentrated like they should be and, as we head into January, there should be a big push of bass moving in to spawn. I have been catching bass on wild shiners, arti cial lures, and have even been catching bass y shing. For arti cial lures I have been using the Charlie’s Worms Zipper Dipper and the new Big Dipper most of the time. On the cold front days, I have been throwing a Salt Stick O also made by Charlie’s Worms and shing it real slow. With all the grass that we are shing in I recommend at least fty pound braided line and heavy action rods to get the bass out of the heavy cover and to the boat. I have also been trying the new craze in the shing industry called an Alabama rig, it looks like an umbrella rig that the offshore guys use but a smaller version for bass shing. I have been using the Zipper Dippers on it and have caught some bass but not any really big sh yet. It works great on the outside of the grass or where the grass is really scattered and thin. I will have more to report on this rig as the season progresses here on Okeechobee. We have had reports of the crappie shing being pretty good with the area around Bird Island, the rim canal south of Clewiston, and the Kissimmee River great places to start. Jigs and minnows are both working. Good luck, tight lines, and hope to see everyone on the water soon. Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston. Give him a call at 863-677-0983 or go to www. markking shing.com to book a trip. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Barbara Evelyn BettsOCALA — Barbara Evelyn Betts, of Ocala, passed away on Dec. 10, 2011. She was born Aug. 2, 1946, in Middletown, Conn. She was a singer, songwriter and musician, blessing many with her music. Barbara grew up in Clewiston, where she was an active member of the Church of Christ and volunteer at the Hendry County Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gerald C. Betts; and her sisters, Sandra Stanley, J udy Weaver, and Sally Williams. Barbara was w ell known in her community for her giving heart and warm smile. She will be greatly missed. Services will be held at the Central Church of Christ in Ocala, on Dec. 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. In lieu of owers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her name.Georgina Kaye Grasshopper Bert, 36CLEWISTON — Georgina Kaye Grasshopper Bert, age 36, of Clewiston, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Clewiston. Georgina was born April 17, 1975, in Tahlequah, Okla. She is the daughter of George and Dale (Jumper) Grasshopper. She is survived by her three daughters, Katherine Joyce Bert, Juli-Anne Jumper, and Johnnie Sue Russell; two sons, Roderick George Bert, and Kylen Jas Jumper; her father, George and mother, Dale (Jumper) Grasshopper; two brothers, Jason Grasshopper, and Joseph Grasshopper; and ance, Johnny Russell. The funeral service was held 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at Big Cypress First Baptist Church, CR 833 (Big Cypress Reservation), Clewiston, with Pastor Joshua Leading Fox of ciating. Interment was in Big Cypress Cemetery, Big Cypress Reservation. A Memorial service will be held on Dec. 17, 2011, in Tahlequab, Okla. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.John William Drake, 84CLEWISTON — John William Drake, age 84, of Clewiston, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Cape Coral. John was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe C. Drake Sr. and Winnie (McGlothlin) Drake; and brother, Henry Drake Sr. He is survived by his wife, Emily (McLain) Drake; two sons, John Robert Drake (Diane) of Belleview, and William C. Drake (Kelly) of Clew iston; one sister, Ettie Laurie Crossland (Aaron) of Kearny, Ariz.; one brother, Joe C. Drake, J r. (Wanda) of Riverton, Wyo.; and ve grandchildren. He was a resident of Clewiston for 59 years and owned and operated Drake’s Dairy west of Clewiston. He served in the Navy during World W ar II from 09/05/1945 to 08/18/1946 and the Korean War from 11/06/1950 to 03/07/1952. He w as awarded the Asiatic-Paci c Area Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. He was a 50 year Perpetual Member and Past Master of Sugarland Lodge 281 F. & A.M. He was a 32 degree Perpetual Member of Valley if Ft. Myers Scottish Rite. He was an Honorary Member of Moore Haven Lodge 61 F. & A.M. and a member of Moore Haven Chapter 116 Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Lake Okeechobee Scottish Rite Club. He served on the Board of Directors of Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. The funeral service was held 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at First United Methodist Church, Clewiston, with Rev. John Hicks of ciating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 OBITUARIES Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report PHOTO / MARK KINGBen Riftland with an Okeechobee hawg caught in a sea of grass.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Get T-Mobile service for $6.49 a monthT-Mobile keeps you connected affordably. Limited-timeoffer;subjecttochange.Taxesandfeesadditional;otherfeesmayapply.Domesticonly. GeneralTerms: Activationonaqualifyingrateplan,$35perlineactivationfeeandone-yearagreementrequired; earlycancellationfeemayapply.Overageextra;partialminutesroundedup. NightsandWeekends: WeekendsaremidnightFridaytomidnightSunday,andnightsare9:00p.m.to6:59a.m.Monday…Friday,basedupon starttimeofcall.Timeofcallusuallybasedonlocationofequipmenttransmittingcall;iflocationisnotavailable,timeofcallbasedontimezonea ssociatedwithyourphonenumber. Coverage: Coveragenotavailable everywhere. AbnormalUsage: Servicemaybelimitedorterminatedformisuse,abnormalusageorsigni“cantroaming.Seebrochuresand TermsandConditions(includingarbitrationprovision) atwww.T-Mobile.com foradditionalinformationregardingT-Mobileserviceandproducts.2011T-MobileUSA,Inc. STANLEY M. HUGHLEY JR. BIRTHDAY Happy 26th Birthday! We love you and miss you always, With Love, Grandma; Mom and Dad; Bothers; Sisters; Aunties; Uncles and Cousins. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 Alternative education program for “at-risk” students receives technology donation to increase self con dence and literacy in science. The holidays are coming early for the Crossroad Academy “Science Wizards” program thanks to former NFL player and Belle Glade native, Fred Taylor. Thirty laptops will be donated on Monday, Dec. 11, through his charitable foundation. Crossroads Academy is an alternative school in Belle Glade serving the needs of “at-risk” students. Crossroads Academy serves up to 300 students per year in grades 6-12. Over 86 percent of the student body receives free or reduced lunch. Program sponsor and science teacher Sheree Cuthbert and Principal Diane Howard see the donation as a launching pad to promoting science literacy and self esteem to their students. The Science Wizards Program through hands-on learning, mentorship and leadership opportunities, provide students the opportunity to work with mentors/classroom teachers, who will model and foster leadership, af rm academic excellence as an expectations, as well as promote careers in science and technology. The Fred Taylor Foundation strives to improve the quality of life of children challenged by adverse physical conditions or socio-economic circumstances through enrichment programs that encourage youth to reach their highest potential. Taylor was inducted into the University of Florida’s Athletic Hall of Fame and the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. Former NFL Player Donates Laptops to Hometown School WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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2 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 promised, and they cautioned people from stepping on them. All of the displaced were taken to St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church on Southwest Eighth Street. The Red Cross set up a shelter at the location, and families were provided with sleeping cots, food, and clothing. Red Cross of cials continued providing aid through its area chapter disaster action team through the week. The team was also working last week with the city of Belle Glade to nd more permanent housing solutions for the various community members affected by the re. Of cials promised they would continue working to help the residents. “Everybody got out and that’s what’s important,” said Mr. Hernandez. “We’ll do what we can to take care of them.” Meanwhile, many other community organizations, have started to pitch in to the effort. One of those is the Lighthouse Caf, which was sifting through clothing this week to donate to the displaced families. But there are still more opportunities to help. The Red Cross is asking anyone with a desire to help the families to make a donation to the organization. If you would like to help, visit www. pbtcredross.org, or call 1-800-833-0599. FIREContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThe re did not completely destroy this apartment building, but did cause signi cant damage to some rooms. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAResidents were hoping that a solution would be found soon for their housing situation. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZASt. John’s Missionary Baptist Church houses residents. SUBMITTED PHOTOAll dolled upLeft: Octaesia Young has her face painted at the KEC/Canal point Elementary Fall Carnival. Right: Lonterria McFadden and Derker ria Best wait to get their nails painted at the KEC/ Canal Point Fall Carnival.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOTTRANSFERABLE ANEW APPLICATION MUSTBE FILED FOR ANYNEWLYPURCHASED OR SOLD PROPERTIES IFYOUR HOMEOWNER STATUS REMAINS THE SAME, YOU WILLRECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC HOMESTEAD RENEWAL RECEIPTCARD FOR 2012 Please contact ouroffice foradditional information regarding Widow/Widowers, Disability orVeterans Disability Exemptions.TAX SAVINGSGARYR. NIKOLITS, CFA PALM BEACH COUNTYPROPERTYAPPRAISER Filing Deadline for2012 Tax Saving Exemptions is Mar ch 1, 2012 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION and ASSESSMENTSAVINGS up to $50,000You can also apply online at www .pbcgov .com/papa Exemption E-fileIn orderto qualify forthis exemption and savings you must: € Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2012 € Reside on the property as of January 1, 2012 € Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2012 When you apply forthe exemption, please bring the following with you: 1. Acopy of your recorded deed. 2. Social Security Number of all property owners who are applying. 3. Florida driverslicense (Valid in Florida Only License is for Non-Residents). 4. Permanent residency proof (Alien Registration Card), if not a U.S. citizen In addition, please bring the following items which apply to you: 5. Florida vehicle registration. 6. Florida votersregistration. (Voting address must match homestead) 7. Declaration of Domicile, if applicable. 8. Death certificate, if applicable, for widow(er)s exemption You may also visit the Property Appraisers office to file. If you do not drive, ordo not have access to the internet, please call ouroffice and an application will be mailed to you. Yourapplication must be filed by March 1, 2012 in orderto qualify fora 2012 exemption. Offices Hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru FridayDowntown Service Center, Palm Beach County Governmental Center 1st Floor, 301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach€ (561) 355-2866 North County Service Center 3188 PGABlvd., Palm Beach Gardens € (561) 624-6521 South County Service Center … 14925 Cumberland Drive, Delray Beach € (561) 276-1250 Mid-Western Communities Service Center -200 Civic Center Way, Suite 200, Royal Palm Beach € (561) 784-1220 West County Service Center 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade € (561) 996-4890MARCH 1, 2012 IS THE FINALDAYTO FILE FOR TAX EXEMPTIONS SeniorCitizen Exemption: The additional exemption applies to all tax rates adopted by Palm Beach County and the municipalities of Boynton Beach, Haverhill, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, and Wellington. To qualify: 1. You must have a homestead exemption. 2. At least one homeowner, qualified for homestead, must be 65 years old or older as of January 1, 2012. 3. Your annual adjusted gross household income for 2011 must be less than $25,000 (estimated). Applications must be received by March 1, 2012. Please visit the office nearest you to apply. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 SUBMITTED PHOTOSanta visits Belle Glade ElementarySanta Claus is a fund raiser for Belle Glade Elementary. Ms. Martin and Santa are waiting for the students to come for their pictures.

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YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2278 2007 1214334-010000U0120 James Sykes Lot 15, Block U, Harlen Addition No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404371 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. 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Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404391 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 3980 2008 4104329-04021560040 Tracy J. Miller Lot 4, Block 2156, Port LaBelle Unit 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404370 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3542 2008 4104329-02020800140 Judy G. Hunnel Lot 14, Block 2080, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404369 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 3617 2008 4104329-03020980170 Robert Goldberg Lot 17, Block 2098, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404386 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 3577 2008 4104329-030000L0020 Odilance Silien Tract L2, Block 2102, Port LaBelle, Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404379 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 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 3692 2008 4104329-03021190160 Edasmet C. Chang & Said Eltanawy Lot 16, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404354 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1407 2007 1224432-01000700040 Zo Do LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 4, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404349 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1410 2007 1224432-01000700130 Zo DO LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 13, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404367 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 4025 2008 4104329-05021860240 Manuel Garcia Lot 24, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 104, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404380 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 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 157 2007 1064428-A0000930000 John C. Shelley Swearingen The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404336 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1634 2008 1224432-01000030080 Azteca Montura Inc Lot 8, Block 3, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404340 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2539 2008 1314433-A0001780000 Georgina Garcia The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404384 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2543 2008 1314433-A0001940000 Raul Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5703, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404389 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1544 2008 1154432-A0000370000 Carlos R. Morales The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3274, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404388 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1875 2008 124432-A0001040100 Izquiderdo Amparo Gonzalvo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5216, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404351 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2584 2008 1314433-A0003940000 Pagan Juan H. Matias The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5982, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404352 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 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 3637 2008 4104329-03021040060 Maribel Lombo, Ramon Leyva Bahar & Carlos A. Nieves Lombo Lot 6, Block 2104, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404345 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2548 2008 1314433-A0002260000 Everlinda Toledo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5826, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404342 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1893 2008 1254432-A0000120100 Rafael Rodriquez Journet Julia Rivera Corujo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5127, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404368 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1897 2008 1254432-A0000230000 Berner Joseph & Lindalle Joseph The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5152, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404378 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 BID No. 2012-04 Opening Date and Time: January 19, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Atkins, 1514 Broadway, Suite 203, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 239-334-7275. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405352 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 DIRT SALE BID The Barron Water Control District is accepting sealed bids for the sale of about 280,000 cubic yards of dirt along several canals. Bids will be accepted until 9:00 AM, January 5, 2012, at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, FL. To inquire and receive detailed bidding speci cations and instructions, call 863-675-0346 or email BWCD12@embarqmail.com or visit the of ce. The owner reserves the right to hold all proposals for sixty (60) days and to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr., General Manager Barron Water Control District 404137 CGS/CB 12/8,15/2011 Public Notice

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2605 2007 2164329-A0000090100 Brian K. Quinn Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 50’ 32” East 2445.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 37’ 06” West 719.28 feet; thence South 00 degrees 51’ 26” East 121.83 feet; thence South 43 degrees 02’ 43” East 695.13 feet; thence N 89 degrees 37’ 06” East 252.28 feet; thence North 00 degrees 50’ 35” West 633.22 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. EXCLUDING the Northerly 175.87 feet of the Easterly 175.87 feet and EXCLUDING the following: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 31’ 11” East 2624.37 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 86 degrees 51’ 28” West 667.33 feet; thence South 45 degrees 48’ 22” East 617.84 feet; thence North 86 degrees 51’ 28” East 252.28 feet to the East line of Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36’ 11” West along the East line 454.34 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404382 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104-1 RFQ. No: 2012-08 OPENING DATE: JANUARY 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405351 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING WATER CONTROL PLAN AMENDMENT CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, “the District.” You are noti ed that the District has led in the of ce of the secretary of the District a resolution to consider approval of an amended water control plan, “WCP,” to provide for the following elements making the District’s WCP consistent with the District’s Environmental Resource Permit with South Florida Water Control District; and, providing for a special assessment associated with the completion of the District’s Reservoir Levee. Said amendments are summarized as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; 2. Installation of Two (2) Additional Pumps The installation of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the District’s permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity; 3. Inclusion of Woodlands Subdivision in the District’s Geographical BoundariesThe District’s legal description contains a scrivener’s error thereby not closing the legal description of the Woodland’s Subdivision as it relates to the geographical boundaries of the District; 4. Provision for a Special Assessment Funding the Reservoir Levee CompletionThe District intends to fund the Reservoir Levee Improvements referenced herein by a special assessment not previously authorized by law through the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes; and, On or before its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Of ces, Montura Ranch Estates, 475 South Cabbage Palm Road Clewiston, Florida, 33440 written objections to the proposed plan amendment may be led with the District at the aforementioned address. A public hearing on the proposed plan amendment will be conducted at the scheduled meeting and written objections will be considered at that time. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board of Supervisors may determine to proceed with the process for approval of the proposed plan amendment and direct the District Engineer to prepare an engineer’s report identifying property to be taken, if any, assessing bene ts and damages, and estimating the cost of improvements associated with the proposed plan amendment. A nal hearing on approval of the proposed plan amendment and Engineer’s report shall be duly noticed and held at a regularly scheduled Board of Supervisor’s meeting within 60 days after ling of the engineer’s report with the Secretary of the District. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 404315 CN 12/8,15,22/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/10/12 SUBJECT AREA: 111 Non-Discrimination EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 10, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice : The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 404517 CN 12/15,22,29 CB 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! 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The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents. We currently have an opening at our Clewiston Field Station location:FLEET TECHNICIANIncumbent performs a wide range of services to diagnose and repair District eet units including cars, trucks, diesel engines, and small and heavy equipment. May give technical guidance and assistance to other service team members. High School Diploma or GED is required and 4+ years experience servicing, diagnosing and repairing cars, trucks, diesel engines, and equipment. Licenses: Valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). May be required to have a valid Class A if operating Class A equipment. Ability to obtain certi cation in overhead crane, forklift operations, First Aid and CPR. Maintain a total of four (4) valid ASE certi cations between the following two (2) specialties: Automotive: Engine Repair, Automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axle, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic system, heating & air conditioning, engine performance. Medium/Heavy Truck: Gasoline engine, diesel engine, drive train, brakes, suspension and steering,electrical/electronic system, heating & air conditioning, preventative maintenance inspection. Class A Commercial Driver License is required as position will be required to road test Class A equipment. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO RANDOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING. Please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov. The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice 1-INVITATION TO BID BID # 2011-2 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Canals 7 & 8/Riverside Sealed bids for the replacement of the above referenced Canals 7 & 8/Riverside will be received by the Central County Water Control District Board of Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as “District” at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 pm local time on December 27 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speci cations and Drawings which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud_ Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. The Work is described as Canals 7 & 8/Riverside and is outlined in drawings and speci cations prepared by the District’s Chief Engineer, Rock Aboujaoudd, P.E. The work requires the successful bidder to replace two existing culverts with culverts of the same type and size and the replacement of the headwall at each end of the culverts. Construction drawings and Speci cations may be obtained from Rock Aboujaoude, P.E. (contact person) at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida (863/612-0011), or from the District’s of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida (863/983-5797). Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Central County Water Control District Board of Supervisors, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form. All bids shall be opened and read aloud on December 27 at 2:00 PM at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bidders are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary Insurance Contracts and Certi cates of Insurance. These shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance company having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali ed to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Department’s T-list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening. No bidder may withdraw their Bid for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of Bid opening. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) and/or to waive any irregularities at the District’s sole discretion. It also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release the Bid security DATED this day of December, 2011. ATTEST: Central County Water Control District By:Carolyn (Cookie) Hester, Dist. Mgr. 404500 CN 12/8,15,22/2011 Public Notice LIEN SALE 2006 Alumacraft FL #5352 ND VIN3 ACBW4623H506 A sale is to be held at Jolly Roger Marina, 1095 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL commencing at 1:00 PM on December 20th, 2011.404405 CN 12/8,15/2011 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9:00 am at 1225 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of Jessica Williams Stereo, TV, sh aquarium, water coller, misc. boxes & bags. 404926 SUN 12/15/2011 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FOUNDATION ANNUAL RETURN The annual return of The Faass Foundation, Inc. is available at its accountant’s of ce, located at 381 SR 80W, PO Box 2298, LaBelle, FL 33975, for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who request such inspection within 180 days of the date of this notice. Citizens may request inspection by contacting Ruth A. Faass at (503) 843-3588. Date of publication: Dec. 15, 2011 The Faass Foundation, Inc. 25400 Harmony Rd. Sheridan, OR 97378 405041 CN 12/15/2011 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 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, DL 33440. The public is invited to attend.404895 CN 12/15/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/30/2011, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1999 CHEVROLET 1GNEC13R4XR101374 405140 CN 12/15/2011 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Employment Full Time

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A Christmas StoryBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIt was a cold December afternoon. All day long Pastor Jerry and Jim had been delivering Christmas boxes to families, many of which would get nothing else for Christmas that year. The pickup had been loaded when the two men started out, but now only one box remained. The address on the card meant a drive of several miles beyond the city limit, and the weather was getting worse. “What do you think?” Jim asked. He was the driver and it was his truck. Pastor Jerry knew what Jim was thinking. Why drive way out in the country when we could give this last box to someone close by and be home in thirty minutes? It was a tempting thought. Jim, however, answered his own question, “Well, let’s give it a try. If we can’t nd the place, we can always come back and give the box to someone else.” The rain was pouring down by the time they reached the address on the card. The old white framed house stood on a hillside overlooking the valley. The men slipped and slid as they carried the box up the hill. The red clay offered no foothold. They climbed the high steps to the porch, and set the box down. They straightened up just in time to glimpse the face of a small boy at the window. He’d been watching them coming up, and now announced their arrival with excitement, “They’re here, Grandma, they’re here!” The door opened and an older woman in a plain dress and white apron greeted them. “I told you, they would come,” a child’s voice said from behind her. The little boy rushed to the box and began pulling at the goodies inside. The woman told them that she and her grandson were all that was left of her family. The father and mother had divorced and gone their separate ways. The little boy had been left behind for Grandma to raise. She said, “I am so glad you are here. He was up early this morning looking for you. He sat by that window all day. I wasn’t sure you would come and I tried to prepare him in case of a disappointment. But he just said, ‘Don’t worry, Grandma, I know they will come.’” That young boy didn’t know it, but in a sense, he was speaking for all of us. A thankful people, more than one billion of us around the world, pause for a few moments this season and pray with faith.A Rescue OperationBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThe happiest person is not someone who received a wonderful present on Christmas, but someone who, after days in an open boat, after hours in a crippled airplane, or after minutes in a burning building is rescued! We thrill when we read of the rescue of miners or of mountain climbers or of a child who has fallen deep into a well. What irony when a soldier risks his life to save a buddy, only to have this buddy refuse help, claiming that he can solve his own problem and then he dies! The greatest rescue operation of all time began on the rst Christmas Day. Yet most of us refuse to be rescued. We are con dent that we can solve our own problems. We deny that we are in danger. But man’s danger is fantastically great: All the “ordinary” dangers of sickness, accident, war, poverty and death, striving for the wrong goals of life: misplaced self-con dence, unawareness of the spiritual world, and the biggest of all, lack of realization that he is destined to live forever, either in unspeakable sorrow or unspeakable joy. In fact, man’s danger was so great that the in nite God had to become a man in order to rescue man. No one else could do it. God became man in the person of the baby Jesus. That is why Christmas is so important. You see man had sinned. Our sin was a rebellion against God; a selling of ourselves to the devil; a total pollution of our wills and souls. The only rescue from this out of degradation is by someone taking the punishment due us and also having the power to clean up our innermost being. And this is exactly what Jesus Christ did. Since He is the sinless Son of God, He could bear the in nite anger of God against all sin. And He sends His Spirit into the lives of all who believe His Gospel, repent of sins, confess Him before men, and are baptized (immersed) for remission of sins. Then we must be a part of His church, learning and practicing all that He commanded.Distractions and BeaconBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI worked on a boat in and out of the Bahamas many years ago. One of the sights crossing the gulfstream at night were the lights on a tower in Bimini. This was often the rst landfall as we’d enter the island chain and out of the familiar waters of the Florida coast. The night was dark, the boat would often roll if the wind picked up a chop and there were times that the nights were starless. Then, on the horizon would appear the lights; with that vision came a sense of not being alone, being on the right course, and a safe arrival in port was a short while away. There were other times I have had this experience: a long air ight when the plane would descend through the clouds and there would be a city full of lights beneath us and the beacon at the airport would be a welcoming ray to say “You’ve arrived, you’re almost home!” As God would have it, there was that other beacon, a star in the East on a winter night. It guided shepherds and wise men; and stood as a beacon for humanity leading people to the makeshift shelter for a mother and babe. Scientists have shown that the star in the East was most likely a convergence of stars; coming together to form that special great light to guide those who saw it and felt called by it’s radiance. The Biblical message, “We have seen His star in the East” is echoed time and again. The message of Christmas is one that brings light into a darkened world. That star served as a guide, a homing point, a way of orienting the path of the wanderer; and still does. In the midst of all of the “getting ready for Christmas,” society may have taken away our homing beacon. People scurrying around, lastminute shopping, trying to get packages in the mail, planning to invite guests, wondering how to decorate the house, all of the parties and invitations to answer. No wonder that I hear every once and awhile someone say, “I wish they would cancel Christmas!” or, “I’ll be glad when the holidays are over!” That’s a very sad commentary. The message of the star in the East has been dimmed. The pre-Christmas season is a time of getting ready and preparing for the coming of the Lord into our world once more. That’s what it is about. The rest? Those are the distractions. Drop through the clouds that they make, look to the horizon and search the light that guides us home again. John’s gospel tells us, “The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world (Ch.1, v9).” May it shine in our hearts once more and guide us home. Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262008CA000430XXXXXX LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1, Plaintiff vs. JOSE E. CERVANTES; A NTONIA PEQUENO, et al., Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 6, 2008 and an Order Resetting Sale dated November 30, 2011, and entered in Case No. 262008CA000430 XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2007-HE1 is Plaintiff and JOSE E. CERVANTES; ANTONIA PEQUENO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 in Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF BLOCK 39, LABELLE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on December 2, 2011. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. A ttorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 404564 CN 12/8,15/2011 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 11-CP-35 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD M. CAUSEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard M. Causey, deceased, whose date of death was September 25, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: David E. Causey 227 Bilbao Street Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411 Attorney for Personal Representative: Travis W. Trueblood, LLM Attorney for David E. Causey Florida Bar Number: 0417890 TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP P.A. P.O. Box 1270 805 U.S. Hwy. 27, Suite 1 Moore Haven, FL 33471 Telephone: (863) 946-9160 Fax: (888) 659-6339 E-Mail: ttrueblood@truebloodlawgroup.com 404788 CN 12/15,22/2011 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001283CA BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001283 CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT NO. 2805, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941 )3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 404334 CN 12/15,22/2011 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000975 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. GILBERT ERIC TAYLOR, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2010-CA-000975 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GILBERT ERIC TAYLOR; SELENA TAYLOR, 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 28th day of Dec., 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final, Judgment: LOT 61, TANGLEWOOD OAKS, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 176, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: 2001, NOBILITY, VIN#N81055A & N810055B. A/K/A 4088 BLUE CYPRESS COURT 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 1, 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 33622-5018 F10070887**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-9558770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 404537 CN 12/8,15/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Bookkeeping/ Accounting Services The Barron Water Control District will receive sealed proposals until Monday, January 2, 2012, to perform Bookkeeping/Accounting Services. The District Of ce is located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, LaBelle, Florida. The proposal may be sent by mail, fax or electronic mail. You may call the of ce at 863-675-0346 for transmittal information and speci cations. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr, General Manager 405295 CB/CGS 12/15/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Bookkeeping/ Accounting Services The Port LaBelle Community Development District will receive sealed proposals until Monday, January 2, 2012, to perform Bookkeeping/Accounting Services. The District Of ce is located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, LaBelle, Florida. The proposal may be sent by mail, fax or electronic mail. You may call the of ce at 863-675-5770 for transmittal information and speci cations. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager 405296 CGS/CB 12/15/2011 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads RELIGION COLUMNS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 WINTER SEMESTER 2011-2012CLEWISTONADULT& COMMUNITYSCHOOL475 E. OSCEOLAAVE. € CLEWISTON, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511Beginning January 4, 2012 thru March 30, 2012**Day Lab Classes From 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 3:30pmMorning and Afternoon ClassesTuition (Check or Money Order) CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-211Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/128:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab ABE9900004-212Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/1212:30pm-3:30pm$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-211Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/128:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-212Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/1212:30pm-3:30pm$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab ESOL9900040-211Mon-Fri01/04/1203/30/128:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. Way/Mrs. RentasC.A.S. ESOL9900040-212Tues/Wed01/05/1203/28/1212:00pm-3:00pm$30.00$120.00Mr. Way/Mrs. SantanaMontura's Club House Night-Time ClassesTuition (Check or Money Order) CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-213Mon/Tues01/09/1203/27/126:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. MoselyDay Lab ABE9900004-214T.B.A.01/09/1203/27/126:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.Day Lab Ged Prep9900026-213Mon/Tues01/09/1203/27/126:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. MoselyDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-214T.B.A.01/09/1203/27/126:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.Day Lab ESOL9900040-213Mon/Tues01/09/1203/27/126:00pm-9:00pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. JeanC.A.S. Continuing Workforce Education ClassesTuition (Check or Money Order) CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm Sub TeacherE91010P-211Mon & Wed01/09/1202/13/126:30pm-9:30pm$95.00$185.00Mrs. WayC.A.S. Basic ComputerE91010B-211T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$95.00$185.00T.B.A.C.A.S. Consersational E91010P-212T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$95.00$185.00T.B.A.C.A.S. SpanishRegistration fees will be collected at time of enrollment and are non-refundable.Other classes may be offered provided sufficient enrollment. Counseling and tutoring are available. For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511. CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY. T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d W W i i l l l l H H o o l l d d A A W W o o r r k k s s h h o o p p R R e e g g a a r r d d i i n n g g S S e e l l e e c c t t i i o o n n O O f f A A B B o o a a r r d d A A t t t t o o r r n n e e y y O O n n D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 A A t t 9 9 : : 0 0 0 0 a a . m m . I I n n T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d M M e e e e t t i i n n g g R R o o o o m m 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471 N N O O T T I I C C E E 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 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 15, 2011 middle of its 11th year of operation in the city of Pahokee. Having operated for ten of those years at a site at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the move to the new location at 7368 State Road 15 – where New Hope Charities is situated – is the right move at this time, explained Mr. Zumpano. He remains grateful for the support of Father J ohn Mericantante and his church. “They were phenomenal, absolutely. They w ere beautiful to us for ten years and in Father J ohn we couldn’t have found a more wonderful, dedicated man and we miss him,” he said. The school is funded through a combination of public funding and private donations. Being a charter school allows it to accept private funding as well. In this area, the Fanjul family of the Florida Crystals company plays an important role. Fanjul family members were on hand for the grand opening this week, and regularly hold fundraising events to help keep the school operating. The 116-student school actually moved into its new facility at the start of this school year. The school has six full-time teachers, several part-time teachers and offers music and art classes to children. The school teaches Kindergarten through Fifth grade, but with the additional expansion will consider adding more grade levels. SCHOOLContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured left to right: J.P Sasser, Mayor of Pahokee; Marcia Andrews, board member, Palm Beach County School Board; Representative Mack Bernard, District 84; Emilia Fanjul, Glades Academy chairperson; Gerard Robinson, Commissioner of Education for the State of Florida; Ann Blades, Glades Academy board member; Guillermo Rivera, Glades Academy board member; and Father John Mericantante, Glades Academy board member.

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