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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: 01-19-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Carl L. Brumback, MD, MPH, Palm Beach County’s rst Public Health Doctor passed away this morning at age 97. Dr. Brumback’s lifetime was dedicated to bettering the health of all people in Palm Beach County and was the rst to serve as Health Department Director beginning in 1950. Dr. Brumback had very modest beginnings as he began serving the community from his Rambler Nash Station Wagon that carried him from the ocean communities to the muck farms in its farthest reaches. It was his foresight and dedication to keeping people healthy that molded Public Health into what it is today. Dr. Brumback is credited with numerous rsts as he brought in nurses, nutritionists, and social workers, to help champion good health for all in the community and especially the 55,000 migrant workers that picked vegetables, fruits and cut sugar cane every year. In 1956 he also began the rst Public Health Residency Program within a health department. At the time, Dr. Brumback said, “I felt the best way to attract quality public health physicians was through an accredited residency program that was unique in the country.” The residency program remains today and has trained hundreds of physicians in public health and preventive medicine. Highway 29 South LaBelle 863-675-1686 www.langfordford.comNO DEALER FEE AT LANGFORD FORD AGAIN IN 2012 S o m e d e a l e r s a d v e r t i s e d o r n e g o t i a t e d p r i c e s m a y n o t i n c l u d e a f e e t h e y a d d t o y o u r f i n a l p u r c h a s e p r i c e T h i s f e e m a y b e $ 6 0 0 o r m o r e a n d o n l y f o u n d i n t h e f i n e p r i n t Check out a new Ford at Langford Ford. You'll be glad you did. Thursday, January 19, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 130 SEE DOCTOR  2 Carl L. Brumback, MD, MPH County’s First Public Health Doctor Remembered Two new re stations to be completed by end of yearBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunA few years after assuming control of all re rescue services in the Glades, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is making good on its plans to rebuild re stations in Pahokee and South Bay. It is moving along swiftly on the two construction projects in the Glades, which should bring the re rescue services squarely into the new century. While a slight setback has pushed construction back at one of the sites, of cials hope to be able to make up the time and open both stations by the end of 2012. Jim St. Pierre, deputy chief for PBC Fire Rescue’s $6 million investment in the Glades American kicker David Antunez lifts team to 13-12 win over National with late eld goal BY NAJI TOBIAS e SunIt’s a wrap! In this year’s Palm Beach CountyTreasure Coast High School Football All-Star Game, played on Jan. 14 at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, the special teams decided it all. Down 12-10 with 5:33 left, American starting quarterback Kedric Bostic III (Jupiter Christian) led his team on a 13-play, 77-yard drive that ate up more than four minutes off the game clock. Bostic (12-for-26 passing for 125 yards; 10 rushes for 20 yards; one rushing touchdown, one interception) engineered the game’s de ning drive by mixing it up on several running and passing plays to get the ball all the way to National’s 3-yard line. With 1:24 left – it’s fourth-and-2 from the National 3 at this point – American kicker David Antunez (LaBelle) lined up for a 28-yard eld goal try. In about six seconds – 1:18 left in the game – Antunez’s eld goal was good, as American took a 13-12 lead. “I didn’t doubt myself and neither did my teammates,” said Antunez, who also converted on a 25-yard eld goal try with 5:52 left in the rst quarter to give American a 3-0 lead. Local Players Represent The Muck in All-Star Game PHOTO / JENNY WOODSEven children made a call for the end of violence in Belle Glade. This little girl participates in the Martin Luther King Parade in Belle Glade on Monday. Marching to stop violenceSEE FIRE  20 SEE FOOTBALL  9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 Parent Info Expo Meetings The 2012-13 school year is quickly approaching, and you have an opportunity to choose the school or educational program that best aligns with your child’s needs. You are invited to a Parent Info Expo Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Gove Elementary School. The focus of the meeting is school choice options. The meeting will cover all public and other school choices available to Florida’s families. You will have the opportunity to learn about Florida’s school choice options and how to be a partner in your child’s education. Members of your local School Choice Parent Advisory Council in collaboration with school district representatives and staff from School Choice Parent Resource Centers will facilitate the meeting and will be available for individual assistance and questions. You will also have the chance to join your local Parent Advisory Council and be part of the statewide effort to reach all parents and advise them about school choice options. We need you to tell us what’s working, what’s not, and how we can help you. Join us and make the most important decision you can for your child – the educational program that will help him or her succeed in school and in life. If you would like more information about your local School Choice Parent Advisory Council or future Parent Info Expo Meetings, please contact Sophia De La Paz at 561-641-8803 or email at Sophia@knowyourchoices.org. SCHOOL BRIEFS Project Cradle CareWant to know how to make healthy choices for you and the baby? Head over to Crossroads Academy in Belle Glade on Jan. 21 to get free food served up with great resources. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and Children’s Services Council’s Bridges at Belle Glade will present Project Cradle Care, aimed at giving pregnant women resources and information to make healthy choices, have healthy lifestyles and create healthy generations. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroads Academy, 225 SW 12th Street in Belle Glade. Anyone interested in attending should contact LeClaire Bowdry at 561-899-1646 to RSVP.Understanding through EducationOver the years, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Ofce (P.B.S.O.) has expanded the involvement of community members in community-based crime prevention efforts by offering a Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy (C.P.A.) provides a mechanism for educating the public about the criminal justice system. The main goal of the academy is to partner with the community, explain the operations of the Sheriff’s Of ce and encourage citizens to undertake measures to prevent crime victimization. The Sheriff’s Of ce C.P.A. will meet once a week on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Ofce Western Substation located at 38840 State Road 80, in Belle Glade. The course consists of eight weekly sessions. A course review and graduation ceremony completes the Academy. A light meal will be provided between 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each class. If you have any questions pertaining to this Academy, please feel free to contact the P.B.S.O. Western Substation at 561-996-1670.2012 Homestead Exemption Property Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, CFA, reminds new homeowners they may qualify for Florida’s Homestead Exemption property tax saving bene t. Florida grants quali ed residents a standard $25,000 exemption off a property’s assessed value. An additional exemption bene t up to $25,000 from the standard $25,000 may also apply. If you purchased a home in 2011, the ling deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2012. You can apply in person at any of our ve Service Centers in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Royal Palm Beach or Belle Glade. To apply in person, the deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, March 1. To apply online, the deadline is 11:59 p.m., March 1. To qualify, the property must be the owner’s primary residence as of Dec. 31, 2011, and the owner must be a permanent resident of Florida and cannot hold any residency-based bene ts in other Florida counties or states. “To nd out more about Florida’s Homestead Exemption and how it can save you money, please call my of ce at (561) 355-2866,” said Nikolits. 2012 College Scholarship ProgramProperty Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, CFA, is happy to announce that the Property Appraiser’s Of ce is now accepting applications for its 2012 College Scholarship program. The Property Appraiser’s Of ce presents $1,000 scholarships each year to ve college-bound students. Since 1993, the Property Appraiser’s Of ce has awarded $99,000 in college scholarships. The application can be downloaded from the Property Appraiser’s web site at www.pbcgov. com/PAPA. The deadline to submit the 2012 application is March 31. An Employee Scholarship Committee selects the ve winners. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a resident of Palm Beach County, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The college or junior college they plan to attend must be accredited. Funds are raised through volunteer employee donations from participants in Friday Casual Dress Day. For more information, call 561-3553230. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Current Palm Beach County Health Director, Alina Alonso, MD, said, “I am honored to have learned from truly one of the best. Dr Brumback was not only my teacher in the Residency Program he has been my mentor throughout my career in Public Health....He is the champion for healthy people.” In his lifetime Dr. Brumback administered the polio vaccine that stopped the epidemic, led the way with tetanus shots to prevent lock jaw and brought under control the rampant tuberculosis that was prevalent in the Glades. But, he always felt curbing pollution was the best way to ght disease and created the Environmental Health program to protect the people from environmental hazards. It was this group that stopped raw sewage from being dumped into Lake Worth and through photographs, letters and personal visits convinced legislators to clean-up Lake Okeechobee. He has said, “The gas coming off the lake was so bad it would tarnish silverware.” Environmental Public Health has grown to encompass drinking water programs, hazardous waste programs, animal and insect borne diseases, food hygiene, air pollution, solid waste, biomedical waste and more. Today, Palm Beach County Health Department operates seven primary care health centers from Delray Beach to Jupiter and west to Belle Glade and Pahokee. The rst of these began under Dr. Brumback who pioneered these centers as a means of preventive care that would lower the incidence of hospitalizations for the poor and needy. He also had a long struggle with state and federal of cials to lift restrictions on Medicaid funding so more people could receive dental care, physicals, and prescriptions. He successfully accomplished this in 1981. The C.L.Brumback Health Center in Belle Glade bears his name in honor of his many accomplishments. Although he turned over Direction of the Palm Beach County Health Department in 1986, after a 36 year career, he never stopped educating in the residency program and advocating for the health of the people. DOCTORContinued  1 Carl L. Brumback WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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New tour follows Christmas Bird Count documenting 118 species south of Lake OkeechobeeFramed by a gathering of blue-winged teals and black American coots, the brilliant pink of a single roseate spoonbill stood out to nearly 40 avian enthusiasts at the inaugural bird-watching tour at an Everglades Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) in Wellington. Birders documented 10 duck species, eight raptor species and a variety of wading birds totaling more than 67 species during the rst outing conducted January 7 by the Audubon Society of the Everglades and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in the wetland built to clean water owing to the Everglades. "This was a high- ying start to the District's new collaboration with the Audubon Society of the Everglades," said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa Meeker. "The new birding tours allow us to expand recreational opportunities and showcase wildlife on District lands that are improving Everglades water quality." With cameras and long-range viewing scopes, the bird watchers caravanned across about nine miles of the internal levees that separate the water-cleaning cells of the wetland. They frequently stopped at choice locations to view wildlife in the expanse of water and specialized plants that take up phosphorus before it enters the Everglades. "Could it be a tern?" asked Lighthouse Point resident Andrew Morris as he peered through a pair of binoculars. Indeed, it was a Caspian tern, according to a eld guide and his fellow bird w atchers. "There's another [black-necked] stilt behind the wood stork. It's amazing what you see out there . This is just fantastic." Audubon of the Everglades will lead tours at the site on the rst Saturday each month through A pril. Additional tour dates during that time and future outings will be posted on the Audubon of the Everglades website. The STA-1 East tour program was modeled after the popular partnership with the HendryGlades Audubon Society, which has served more than 5,100 bird watchers and photographers from across the globe at Stormwater Treatment Area 5 in Hendry County. Audubon volunteers, in cooperation with the District, have led 135 individual tours at the site to date. Renowned as havens for birds and wildlife, Stormwater Treatment Areas are the water-cleaning workhorses of Everglades restoration, naturally using plants to remove phosphorus from w ater owing into the fabled River of Grass. The District operates a network of six STAs south of Lake Okeechobee with a combined area of more than 52,000 acres. Since 1994, the treatment areas have retained more than 1,400 metric tons of total phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades.2011 Christmas Bird Count ResultsBirding enthusiasts convened in STA-5 for the 112th Christmas Bird Count on December 31, 2011. Volunteers with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society partnered with the District to document 118 species and more than 131,000 indiv idual birds. Known as "citizen science," bird counts are v ital to studies of the long-term health and status of bird populations. More than 50 Audubon volunteers made the trip to STA-5 just south of Lake Okeechobee in Hendry County for a day of intensive bird watching. Of the diverse array of bird species sighted within a 15mile radius of the STA-5-Clewiston site, highlights included a snow goose, gray kingbird, Cassin's kingbird and a whitethroated sparrow. The bird count at STA-5 once again served as a prelude to another partnership year of Audubon/SFWMD birding tours that showcase wildlife and public access on lands managed in perpetuity by the District for Everglades restoration. The more than 6,000-acre constructed wetland, just south of Clewiston, is today one of 489 sites on The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the sites are selected for their proli c bird watching or bird education and wildlife-viewing opportunities. The District provides a variety of recreational opportunities on public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and ood control missions. At present, the District has opened 621,000 acres of land to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the District's 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359from(D7140) (D5110) (D5120)Exp. 1/31/12 Exp. 1/31/12(D6010)FROM ea.(D9310) (D0330)DENTALIMPLANTS$499 IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Simple Extractions Start at $25.00 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 Audubon Bird-Watching Tours Spread Wings to Palm Beach County PHOTO / KEN CORREGANLocal photographers snapped shots of dozens of birds at recent bird-watching and Christmas Bird Count trips to Stormwater Treatment Areas. Pictured is a Peregrine Falcon.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southeast wind between 6 and 9 mph.Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind between 5 and 11 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. East wind between 5 and 7 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. 13.43 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind between 7 and 10 mph.

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You may not realize it, but you can take steps to keep your brain t and exible as you age. In fact, some experts now say that through proper diet and routine mental health exercises, you even can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease long enough to avoid experiencing the symptoms. "The sooner you start to protect your brain against Alzheimer's, the sooner you will notice improvement -not only in recall and mental focus, but also in energy level, mood, general health, and sense of well-being," says Dr. Gary Small, M.D., Professor at UCLA, and author of the new book "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program" (Workman Publishers). Eat brain foodStock up on food lled with antioxidants like berries, avocados, and raw vegetables; omega-3 rich, anti-in ammatory food choices, like sh, whole grains, and legumes; and memory-boosting spices like turmeric and cumin. Alcohol in moderation can be bene cial too, so don't shy away from a glass of wine or beer at dinner. Train your brainYou can cross-train your brain, by jumping from right-brain to left-brain workouts. "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program," offers great daily mental workouts that combine wordplay, letter scrambles, 3-D drawings, tricky equations, logic challenges, and number sequences. For more information, visit www.drgarysmall.com. Be exibleTry simple tasks like writing and eating with your non-dominant hand. By engaging neural circuits in ways that are different from their usual patterns, you will provide your brain a good mental stretch. Make discoveriesLike any muscle you'd work out at the gym, your brain needs variety and stimulation to stay in shape. Find new challenging mental activities that you also enjoy, so that engaging your brain is never a chore. For example, explore a genre of music you haven't before, or take up a new thought-provoking hobby. Get MovingHopefully you are already exercising for optimum physical health. If you aren't, consider this: physical activity increases blood ow, oxygenating the brain. So turn off that mindless television program and take a brisk walk.Reduce your stressPractice yoga, meditate; take a vacation or even just a bubble bath. "Stress can temporarily impair one's learning and recall," says Small. "By taking away sources of stress, or reacting to stress differently, you can improve your memory." Alzheimer's is already affecting ve million people in the U.S. alone. But a memory lapse today doesn't need to become a bigger problem tomorrow. Take charge and help sharpen your memory now. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 €Life Insurance €Annuities €Health Insurance €IRARollover C a l l o r e m a i l f o r a f r e e q u o t e T o m W a l s h2 5 0 S A u s t r a l i a n A v e W e s t P a l m B e a c h F Lt w a l s h 2 @ m e t l i f e c o m 5 6 1 2 0 7 2 3 0 6 Family Eye Care sells electronic focusing prescription glassesFamily Eye Care has always been an innovator in offering the newest technology in eye care to the residents of LaBelle and surrounding areas. They are very proud to announce that they now have available Pixel Optics' revolutionary emPower! eyeglasses, the world's first electronic focusing prescription eyewear. They are the first and currently the only vision care practitioners in Hendry County to offer this new technology. The eyeglasses feature composite lenses with a thin transparent LCD-like layer, microchips, micro-machine accelerometers and miniature rechargeable batteries. With all this they have the same weight, feel and look of your everyday high fashion eyewear designs. The eyewear cost about $1,350 for a complete pair, which includes the frame, lenses, coatings, and all electronic components including a charger. "We are happy to offer our patients this cutting edge vision correction option. Bifocals or the reading power in progressive lenses often interfere with daily activity. Walking up and down steps is a perfect example. Being able to turn the reading power off to reduce it is a real breakthrough," says Drs' Parrish and Youmans. The microchip, micro-accelerometers, and miniature batteries are hidden discreetly in the temples of the frames. The transparent liquid crystal layer in each lens is able to electronically change and activate the near focus zone of the lens only when needed without making a sound or change in the appearance of the lens. Just touch the frame to adjust your view, or set it to do it automatically. emPower! offers instant, automatic vision correction for all ranges of sight, less distortion and wider fields of view compared to a traditional progressive lens. This gives you unprecedented control over you vision! Wearers can choose to operate the eyeglasses in three different modes: manual on, automatic and manual off. emPower! is shock resistant and waterproof. One charge of the battery allows operation for two to three days of use. Stop by the optical at Family Eye Care and let Tom, Natalie or Tracy give you a no obligation demonstration. No appointment necessary. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00, except Thursday 7:30-7:00. We also have hours on some Saturdays. HERE S MY C HERE S MY C ARD! ARD! Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Herman Goodson, 88BELLE GLADE Herman Goodson, age 88, of Belle Glade, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Belle Glade. He was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Springhill, Ala., to David and Bessie Goodson. Mr. Goodson proudly served in the United States Army during the WWII Con ict in the invasion of France. He moved to Belle Glade in 1964 coming from Alabama and was an Insurance Manager. In addition he was a member of the Church of Christ in Belle Glade, DAV member and enjoyed shing, life, traveling and his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Goodson; daughter, Judy Dianne; brothers, Fred Goodson and Gene Goodson; and mother, Bessie Dowling. He is survived by his children, Freddilyn, Wayne, Wanda, Inge, Judy Faye, David and Jennifer; sisters, Tommie Thompson (Tom), Jackie Faulkner (Forrest); nephew, Marty Faulkner and family; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. until service time o f 2:30 p.m., at the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. Interment will following in Port Mayaca Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions ma y be made to the Church of Christ Belle Glade, 125 NW Ave. D, Belle Glade, FL 33430. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fla. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Seth Wyatt Garvey, 20MOORE HAVEN Seth Wyatt Garvey, age 20, of Moore Haven, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in a tragic motorcycle accident in Glades County. Seth was born April 16, 1991, in Fort Myers. He is the son of Everett "Buddy" William and Betty Kay (Browning) Garvey III. Seth graduated from Moore Haven High School in 2009. Seth was quick to smile and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his father, Everett William Garvey III; mother, Betty Kay (Browning) Garvey; two brothers. Jesse Alan Wallace. and Cole William Garvey; and grandmother, Sharon McCormick. The funeral service was noon, Wednesday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church Of Moore Haven, with Rev. Sherrill Tillery and Pastor Earl Cline of ciating. Interment was in Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 OBITUARIES Tips To Prevent Memory Loss As You Age SUBMITTED PHOTOPracticing yoga helps relieve stress, which can be very bene cial later in life.

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonMark your calendar. The 15th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count will be held Feb. 17 to 20. Discover and help the birds in your community. The GBBC is fun, family-friendly, and educational. It is free and open to birders of all ages and skill levels. Everything you need to know to participate is on the GBBC website at www.birdcount. org including instructions, regional checklists, FAQ’s, classroom activities and a how-to-video. For the past ve years Clewiston has been in the Top Ten for the number of birds reported during the count. Students and adults from Clewiston, Belle Glades, Felda, LaBelle and Okeechobee submitted reports in 2011. It is easy to participate in this four day free event. Just spend 15 minutes or more each day during the count then enter your tallies on the Great Backyard Bird Count website. If you don’t have internet access you may request forms from Margaret England. The Great Backyard Bird Count helps scientist learn about the distribution of bird species including the Black-crowned Night Heron. This is the most widespread heron in the world with a range that spans ve continents. They live in various freshwater and salt water wetland habitats. This medium-sized stocky heron has shorter legs, bills and necks than egrets or “day” herons. They have large heads. Their posture is normally hunched when they are resting, but they will extend their necks when hunting. Adults have a thick black bill, black cap and back, gray wings and white underparts. Immature birds are brown with white spots on the wins w ith broad indistinct streaks on the underparts and mostly yellow bill. This bird’s call is a loud harsh high-pitched squawk. During the day they often rest in trees or bushes. Black-crowned Night Heron are most active at dusk and at night where they forage in the same areas as other heron species for food. Their diet consists of “ sh, crustaceans, small amphibians, reptiles, nest birds, mammals as well as other aquatic organisms “(Florida Breeding Bird Atlas). They grasp their prey instead of stabbing it with their bill. Their nest is a platform of sticks placed in a tree or cattails near or over water. Three to ve egg blue-green eggs will hatch in 24 to 26 days with the young edging at about 42 days. These colony nesters will sometimes brood chicks that aren’t their own. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers in their search for Black-crowned Night Herons and wintering and resident birds during birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips or to receive the Hendy-Glades Audubon digital newsletter, e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Visit the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page. Check out the Big “O” Birding Festival to be held in Hendry and Glade County March 28-31 at www.bigobirdingfestival.com Online registration is available. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 P R E S I D E N T I A L P R E F E R E N C E P R I M A R Y E L E C T I O N C A N V A S S I N G B O A R D M E E T I N G N O T I C E The Hendry County Canvassing Board will convene on January 27th at 5:00 p.m., January 28th at Noon, January 30th, at 5:00 p.m. and January 31st at 6:30 for the purpose of Canvassing Absentee, Provisional Ballots and the Votes cast in the Presidential Preference Primary Election, at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, Courthouse Complex, Annex Bldg., 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida. E L E C C I N D E P R E F E R E N C I A P R E S I D E N C I A L P R I M A R I A J U N T A D E E S C R U T I N I O El Condado de Hendry Junta de Escrutinio se reuniran alas 5:00 p.m. el 27 de Enero, el 28 de Enero medio dia, el 30 de Enero alas 5:00 p.m. y el 31 de Enero alas 6:30 pm, para el proposito de solicitor a ausente, boleta Provicional y los Votos en la Eleccin de Preferencia Presidencial Primaria, en la Oficina de Supervisor de Elecciones, Courthouse Complex, Annex Bldg., 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Condado de Hendry, Florida. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida January 19, 2012 F.S. 101.68 & 102.141 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Black-crowned Night Heron (BCNH) Margaret England PHOTO / BRETT ENGLANDBlack-crowned Night Heron.

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Can You Hear Him Now?BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIn 2005, Verizon Wireless created one of the most memorable marketing campaigns ever. In their commercials, a so-called “test man,” accompanied by a crowd of network engineers, travels the country asking the simple question, “Can you hear me now?” The “catch phrase” caught on. It seemed people could relate to the struggle to connect. Folks were tired of dropped calls and unreliable communication systems. Verizon sent a message that they wanted desperately to connect w ith its subscribers and wanted its subscribers to be able to connect with each other. At the risk of selling Him short, God has done the same. God wants to connect with His people and wants His people to be able to connect with each other. God is trying to reach His people with a message. The question is: Will they respond to God or put God through to voicemail? Will you? The decisions we make and the actions we take affect not only us, but also those around us. Like it or not, all of us are in uencers in our families, our companies, our schools, our neighborhoods, and our churches. Good decisions can have a positive impact, and bad decisions can have a negative impact. And it’s not just our present times that can be affected. Think in terms of generations. The decisions you make today can impact future generations. What will your children say of you? What w ill your grandchildren say of you? What will y our great grandchildren say of you? What do you w ant them to say? The good news is God has a plan and God can enter into our life and turn it into a story of great positive impact on others. God is calling out to y ou to connect with you to help make this happen. Much like a call on your cell phone, you can hit the “accept” button or the “reject” button. You have the power to send God to voicemail and make Him wait. Or you can answer His call today. The decisions we make and the actions we take affect us and those around us. The network is clear. The message is reliable. Can you hear Him now?Sometimes...BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian Church Sometimes. We must be hurt in order to grow. We must fail in order to know. We must lose in order to gain. Some lessons are learned best only through pain. Sometimes ... Our vision clears only after our own eyes are washed with tears. Sometimes ... W e have to be broken so we can be tender; Sick so we can rest and think better; On things more important than work or fun; Trip near death, so w e can asses how we’ve run. Sometimes ... We have to suffer lack, so we can know God’s provision, Feel another’s pain, so we can have a sense of mission. So take to heart, my friend, if you don’t understand today, instead of grumbling, ask God what He means to say, in order to learn you must endure, and learn to see the bigger picture. In order to grow, you must stand. Look beyond the hurt to God’s loving hand, that takes what is good, and gives what is best. And on this blessed thought rest. As your anxious heart, With questions waits, God’s hands only gives what His loving heart dictates. Sometimes the Lord calms the storm; Sometimes He lets the storm rage ... And calms His child. Better the storm with Christ than smooth waters without Him. And ALWAYS we must remember Romans 8:28 “And we KNOW that all things work together for GOOD, for those who love God, for those who are the called according to His purpose.” Also I Corinthinas 10:13 “But remember this--the wrong desires that come into your life aren’t anything new and different. Many others have faced exactly the same problems before you. And no temptations is irresistible. You can trust God to keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it, for He has promised this and will do what He says, He will show you how to escape temptation’s power so that you can bear up patiently against it.”Limits to Growth: Healthy or Unhealthy?BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchWhen I worked with children in crisis, a part of the effort to be of help involved nding out how things came to be at home. Homes were sometimes transitory and lacked stability; parents, step-parents and guardians each had their own “spin” on why a child was a “problem” and needed outside help. Staff learned a better source of information was often grandparents. They often weren’t the immediate problem, they were able to distance themselves from the day-to-day chaos, had some maturity that left them with fewer axes to grind, and were less defensive about being contributors to the problem situation. Many times people were afraid that family secrets would be revealed and then there would be real “consequences.” “Don’t talk too much, keep the lid on things, be quiet about the things that we never mention.” The hope was that things could limp along and nobody would be too disturbed, accepting the myths of well-being, ignoring festering problems and tolerating the mediocrity or putting on a good front. When things got out of hand, the hope was to get things xed up enough to allow a return to the semi-comfortable rut of the past but not to shake up the whole system. A part of the value of the program was to give children a “time out” or time away from the chaos and anger and dysfunctional system; then to see things from another view. A new perspective might bring healing and strength; and it sometimes did. Jesus encountered those from his home town after being awa y for awhile (Matthew 13:53ff). He began teaching and people in his home town were “amazed.” They recognized He had gone beyond them and asked “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” Then they pointed out that, after all, He was Mary’s son, and His brothers and sisters are also a part of the local community. How could Jesus have gotten all of these things? Then came the resentment! Scriptures tell us “And they took offense at him! (vs. 57).” Why would somebody be offended when a child grows, learns, develops, advances? Are we seeing jealousy or fear, or a living testimony that there is a better way of living and that being bogged down in the old way of living isn’t always the best. What did Jesus do that apparently upset everyone? I would conjecture that He simply told the truth of what it was all about: truth in realit y is a big part of “wisdom.” Jesus comments on His teaching and what it will bring. “Hold on to m y teaching, you are really my disciples, Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:31-32).” Want to help people grow? Want to help children in a chaotic and troubled world? We begin by telling the truth; even when painful and even when it points out our human weaknesses. Evidently, those in Jesus’ home town weren’t ready. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS John Hicks Sam S. Thomas

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“They saw me kick at our practices and they believed in me,” Antunez continued. “But most importantly, I believed in myself. It was a great experience to have.” The 13-12 win wasn’t sealed until American’s defense came through in a big way, as National, led by starting quarterback Evan Moore (Lake W orth), simply ran out of time. National’s six-play, 45-yard drive was highlighted by a huge sack from American defensive lineman Brandon Rodriguez (Glades Central) – the sack play resulted in a 4-yard loss for Moore and his National team as they faced a second-and-2 play from their own 28 with :53 left in the game. Moore (13-for-28 passing for 172 yards; 13 rushes for 37 yards; one passing touchdown, one interception) reached National’s 35-yard line – a 15-yard pass to National running back Tremaine McCullough (Royal Palm Beach) – as time expired. The Americans ran on the eld right after that and gathered around Antunez to celebrate its second showcase win in three years. “This feels great,” said Antunez, who was named the American team’s MVP. “It’s my rst game-winning eld goal and it couldn’t have come at a better time.” American head coach Bill Powers (Jupiter Christian) spoke on his team’s composure tow ard the end of the game. “We just stayed calm and our kids just played good football in the second half,” Powers said. “We felt pretty good about our chances. We knew w e would be able to move the football down the eld if we had an opportunity in the end.” The Americans – down 12-3 at halftime thanks to a 1-yard touchdown run from McCullough (National up 6-3 with 10:34 left in the rst half) and a 4-yard touchdown pass from Moore to National w ideout Devonte Robinson (Village Academy) w ith 1:47 left in the second frame – didn’t allow a single point on defense in the second half. And Bostic – he will be playing college football at Ivy League school Princeton beginning this fall – got American back into the game, thanks to a 1-yard touchdown run on a rst-and-goal play from the National 1 with 3:02 left in the third quarter. With Antunez’s extra-point conversion – the LaBelle kicker single-handedly accounted for seven of American’s 13 total points – the American w ere now down by just a safety at 12-10. “Keddy’s a big competitor,” Powers said. “He came back strong and I’m proud of him for that.” American assistants Blaze Thompson (Pahokee) and Roosevelt Blackmon (Glades Central) w ere among the coaches that Powers selected to help him out in this year’s high school all-star showcase. “I love coaching with those guys,” Powers said. “They’re good individuals and they know their stuff. I think we came up with a great staff here.” American’s Rodriguez (Glades Central) recorded nine tackles and three sacks in the game, while his teammate and starting safety Steven ‘Stretch’ Williams (Glades Day) notched two tackles and caught one of American’s two interceptions. Williams, who caught a leaping interception off an errant pass from Moore at American’s 4-yard line with 4:28 left in the rst quarter (a rstand-10 play at the National 45-yard line), spoke about how the play happened. “Well, I was reading the quarterback’s eyes and he didn’t look me off,” Williams said. “So with that mistake he made, I just jumped the route.” American cornerback Jontavious Worthen (Pahokee) had several tackles in the game, as he was typically seen facing off against National’s best receiver on the eld on any given play – namely Robinson, who did score that touchdown on him toward the end of the rst half. In all fairness though, Robinson, who committed to play college football at West Virginia, stands at 6’2”, while Worthen – he was arguably one of the Muck’s best overall defensive backs this past season – stands at just 5’8”. Starring at wideout for American were Pahokee’s Keithlin Patrick (two catches) and Shaquille White – giving the Blue Devils three players to represent the Muck in Palm Beach County’s nal football game of the 2011 season. Glades Central sent three players – Rodriguez, Tavious Bridges and Harry Fleurant – to the allstar game, formerly known as the Outback Bowl. Glades Day, meanwhile, sent two players – Williams and American starting offensive lineman Colton Coates – to represent the American at this year’s high school showcase. And Clewiston was represented for the Americans in a subtle-but-not-insigni cant way, as Chauncey Thicklin (nine tackles, one sack) and Te’Angelo Ulett (six tackles) came through on defense. In all – including LaBelle’s Antunez – Hendry County and the Muck area had a total of 11 players suited up with the Americans, who were also represented by players from teams such as Jupiter Christian, Jupiter, Dwyer, Palm Beach Gardens, Benjamin, Martin County, South Fork, Fort Pierce Westwood, Jensen Beach, Centennial, John Carroll (Fort Pierce), Fort Pierce Central and Port St. Lucie. “It was such a pleasure to work with this caliber of players,” Thompson said. “It feels great to go out with a win.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 FOOTBALLContinued  1 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASGlades Central was represented by three players all limenem and its head coach Roosevelt Blackmon (second from left), who s erved as an assistant coach in the Jan. 14 Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game. The Raiders seniors who played in the All-Star G ame were Tavious Bridges, Harry Fleurant and Brandon Rodriguez. SEE FOOTBALL  19

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N O T I C E O F A D O P T I O N O F N E W C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N D I S T R I C T S F O R T H E H E N D R Y C O U N T Y B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S S I O N E R S Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners adopted new County Commission district boundaries by Resolution No. 201189 on December 13, 2011. The previous district boundaries were changed in several places. A map showing the new boundaries is included in this advertisement. B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s o f H e n d r y C o u n t y T r i s t a n C h a p m a n C h a i r m a n 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSUnderscoring the message of peace by Martin Luther King, residents took to the streets during the parade to call for an end to violence in the Glades. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAPalm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies made sure the parade ran without a hitch. It worked. The parade was a great success. 2012 MLK Parade in Belle Glade

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOCookies for CancerThe Pre-K Classes participated in “Cookies for Cancer.” The classes sold cookies to raise money for pediatric cancer research. They sold 1,427 cookies and raised $356.80. PHOTO / JENNY WOODSThe parade featured many local participants, including the Mason Lodge 447. PHOTO / JENNY WOODSMayor Steve Wilson and Mary Ross Wilkerson took part in the Martin Luther King Parade on Monday, Jan. 16. PHOTO / JENNY WOODSThe Dixie Bells looked elegant at this year’s Martin Luther King Parade in Belle Glade.

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Employment Full TimeSOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS Clewiston, FloridaPurchasing SpecialistDuties will include reviewing, verifying, and investigating problems with purchase orders and contacting appropriate parties. Reconciliation of accounts payable invoice issues. Assist purchasing manager with assigned contract balances, review delivery and payment of purchase orders, review approved vendor list, prepare reports and budgets, liaison between USSC and SGC regarding assigned commodities (i.e.fuel, etc.). Will ll in for Purchasing Manager as required. Skills needed: Interpersonal; analytical and problem solving; excellent verbal and written skills; facilitation; and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team based environment. Computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, SAP and Outlook required. Prefer A.P.P. certi cation, contractual obligation resolution experience, and knowledge of Purchasing practices and techniques. Accounting background is a plus. Southern Gardens is a major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential bonus. EOE. Please fax resumes to: 863-902-4315 or email dmelton@southerngardens.com Employment Full TimeDeAngelo Brothers, Inc. is currently seeking Wetland laborers Work includes: Herbicide spraying, cutting & removing vegetation, planting & maintaining project areas Must enjoy working outdoors with others, be able to lift 50-60 lbs., travel, work o/t, live in the Clewiston/Labelle area. Bilingual preferred Pay rate $8.00 $9.00 per hr. depending on exp. Please call 561-881-1291 EOE/AAP M-F-D-DV Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeEXPERIENCED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS “Experienced” Heavy Equipment Operators Needed immediately in the Clewiston/Moore Haven/Lakeport area. Please email resume/application with work history and references, to pwalker@optsvc.com or fax to 863-467-8067. “ONLY EXPERIENCED OPERATORS NEED APPLY.” Howell Oil CompanyTRUCK DRIVER NEEDEDImmediate opening. Must have CDL Class A or B license with Hazmat, tanker & air brake endorsement. Must have a clean driving record. Pick up application at: 808 NW 12th St., Belle Glade. The Glades County School District is currently seeking a fulltime Payroll Clerk. For additional information. Call 863-946-0055 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Employment Full TimeInstrumentation Technician $22.44/HrWater Utilities Dept GUA Administration You will install, modify, repair, calibrate and maintain analog and digital indicating instruments, such as transducers for ow and pressure sensors, resistance and temperature devices, telemetry systems, modulating valves, recorders and chemical analyzers/laboratory instruments; program mainframe and laptop computers for process control in plants/other applications; perform data retrieval and access system programming; maintain radio telemetry and data processing equipment and handle card access systems, re alarms, gate controls, alarm noti cations, video surveillance and critical security systems. Success requires a HS diploma or equivalent, 2 yrs of trade school training with emphasis in Math or Physics and 5 yrs of exp in industrial instrumentation and controls OR an Associate’s Degree in Engineering with emphasis in Math, Physics or Instrument Technology AND 3 yrs related exp. Exp with PLC, installing/maintaining/repairing/calibrating pressure and owsensing transmitters; Venturi/partial ume instruments used in water treatment plants; designing and installing new control circuits for plant automation and related Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/ resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on 1-27-12. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Palm Terrace of Clewiston Is currently seeking a MAINTENANCE DIRECTORKnowledge of Life Safety regulations a must. HVAC certi ed, preferred. Please contact Devin at: Deickelmann@ cypresshealthgroup.com or (863)983-5123 Employment Part TimeACCOUNTANT/ BOOKKEEPER needed in our of ce in Glades County. Must be neat, organized & experienced. Reply to: Baker, PO Box 1238, Marco Island, FL 34146. Non-Smoking, Drug Free environment. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop w /17” Flat screen, keybd, & mouse. Works great! Must sell. $80. (863)517-2782 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm MiscellaneousCOW HAY ROUND BALES FOR SALE $40 Each. 863-634-9111 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL ApartmentsCLEWISTON Apt for rent, 2 br/ 1.5 ba, good location. $500 per mo. 409 San Pedro. Call Roberto at 305-951-7666 or Francis Rawell 863-269-4054 CLEWISTON: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, North side of town. No pets. Please call: 863-983-3151. MOORE HAVEN 8 units for Sale (4 duplexes) Fully rented. 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REDUCED $79,900 Owner nancing avail. (843)766-9434. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:00 am at 1225 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of Vickie Seymore IBM computer, 3 shelf open bookcase, microwave, french high back chair, sofa, boxes, shows, miscellaneous. 407811 SUN 1/19,26/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on February 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 AM U-Lock-Storage of Clewiston LLC, 500 S. San Gabriel, Clewiston, Fl. (863) 233-3639 will at their discretion sell or dispose of the personal property therefore stored with the undersigned. Amanda Vargas Unit #4 Household Items Lisa Clark Unit #47 Household Items Mahogany Lawrence #61 Household Items 407745 CN 1/19,26/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-37 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES KEITH KEISER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f James Keith Keiser, deceased, whose date of death was October 13, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court fo r Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the mailing address of which is PO Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are se t 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 thei r claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the deceden t and other persons having claims o r demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this cour t 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 FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R 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 Jan. 19, 2012. Personal Representative: Bruce L. Keise r 3649 NW 21st Circle Jennings, Florida 32053 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Bruce L. Keiser Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 407797 GCD 1/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-112CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN C. GRIFFIN, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f John C. Grif n, Jr.. deceased, whose date of death was May 23, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida, 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y 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 FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 12, 2012. Personal Representative: Jessica Grif n 732 Arkansas Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kevan Boyles, Esquire Attorney for Jessica Grif n Florida Bar Number: 285854 319 8th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 833-2472 Fax: (561) 837-6611 E-Mail: kb@boyleslaw rm.com 407261 CN 1/12,19/2012 Public Notice

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Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice 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. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC T he Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a Board meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm at the Clewiston Country Club, Golf View Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 407753 CN 1/19/2012NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 2012 at 3:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Karson Turner, Chairman 407524 CN 1/ 19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000947 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIV ISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, V S. A LEXJANDRO JESUS CONTRERAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEJANDRO JESUS CONTERAS; ALEJANDRA B. V ARGAS A/K/A ALEJANDRA VARGAS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST T HE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN T ENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION T O: ALEJANDRO JESUS CONTRERAS Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, T ampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 19, RIDGDILL SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 19, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. If you fail to le your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff’s attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 10 day of January, 2012. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. 407421CN1/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CP-28 IN RE: ESTATE OF JEAN H. BOWDEN f/k/a JEAN H. MYERS, Deceased AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Ancillary Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JEAN H. BOWDEN, f/k/a JEAN H. MYERS, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-28, by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, (P.O. Box 579) Moore Haven, FL 33471-0579; that the decedent’s date of death was March 28, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $70,000.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Donald E. Myers 5744 Scarff Road New Castle, OH 45344 Debra J. Bledsoe f/k/a Debra Jean Myers 4816 W. Cedar Creek New Palestine, IN 46163 Timothy J. Myers 3342 #9 Benson Highway Tucson, AZ 85706 Cynthia A. Sergent f/k/a Cynthia A. Mullins 8503 Harrods Bridge Way Prospect, KY 40059 Laura Compton f/k/a Laura Jo Ann Myers 6432 S. Carroll Road Indianapolis, IN 46259 Kenneth L. Myers 4673 S. 400 W. New Palestine, IN 46163 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 January 19, 2012. Person Giving Notice: KENNETH L. MYERS 4673 S. 400 W. New Palestine, IN 46163 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 763-8600 407644 GCD 1/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2011-CA-000106 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN SNOW A/K/A STEVEN F. SNOW, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2011-CA-000106 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and STEVEN SNOW A/K/A STEVEN F. SNOW; KIMBERLY SNOW; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 1-32, INCLUSIVE, IN BLOCK 12, SAN JOSE SUBDIVISION OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 50, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1063 DEBBIE LANE 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 December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11015505 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing 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; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406121 CN 12/29/2011 1/5,12/2012 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, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 3, 2012, and entered in Case NO. 26-2010CA-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 1st day of February, 2012, 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 January 4, 2012. 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; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 406949 CN 1/12,19/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on January 19, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 407752 CN/CB 1/19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000317 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. RUBIN CONSTANT, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 5, 2012, and entered in Case NO. 26-2011CA-000317 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and RUBIN CONSTANT; MIMOSE CONSTANT; 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 8th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 2104, OF PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5009 EARLY LANE PORT 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 January 11, 2012. 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 F11009242 **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; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 407509 CN 1/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-155 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. VALERIE P. NELSON, FITZROY NELSON, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 7, J.T. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT 64 X 32 B3202 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2139822910AB. Commonly known as: 1020 Williams Street NW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, Florida 33471 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 19th day of January, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Attorney For Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 406112 CN 12/29/2011, 1/5/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC T he Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a Board meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm at the Clewiston Country Club, Golf View Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 407753 CN 1/19/2012 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. PLEASE NOTICE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR THE YEAR 2012, UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVERTISED. 407054 CN 1/12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., a National Association, Plaintiff, -VSCase No. 11-CA-582 CALVIN O’BANNON, a/k/a CALVIN M. O’BANNON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CALVIN O’BANNON, BARBARA ANN O’BANNON, DIAMOND R FERTILIZER CO., INC., a Florida corporation, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, UNKNOWN TENANT #3, UNKNOWN TENANT #4, UNKNOWN TENANT #5, UNKNOWN TENANT #6, UNKNOWN TENANT #7 AND UNKNOWN TENANT #8, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that pursuant to a Final Judgment for Reformation, in Foreclosure and for Assessment of Reasonable Attorney’s Fees entered by Circuit Court Judge John E. Duryea, in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein the cause is pending under docket number 11-CA-582, the Honorable Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Hendry County Courthouse, Administration Department of the Clerk’s Of ce, Second Floor, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of March, 2012, within the legal hours of sale, the following described property: PARCEL 1: (HENDRY COUNTY) Commence at the Southeast corner of Government Lot 1 in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 28 East and run S 8908’ W, along the South boundary of Government Lot 1, a distance of 303 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence N 8908’ E 115 feet; thence N 023’00” W, parallel to the East line of Government Lot 1, a distance of 147 feet; thence N 8908’ E, 50 feet; thence N 023’00” W, 308 feet to the South waters edge of the Old Caloosahatchee River; thence Westerly, along said waters edge 165 feet, more or less, to a point which bears N 023’00” W, from the Point of Beginning; thence S 023’00” E, 485.6 feet to the Point of Beginning, PARCEL 2: Lots 15 and 16, Block 273, Lake Sebring Subdivision, Sheet 4, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. PARCEL 3 : East one-half of Lot 4, Block 2, Section 13, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Town of Avon Park, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 33, of the Public Records of DeSoto (now Highlands) County, Florida PARCEL 4: Lots 45, 46 and 47, Hillcrest Groves Subdivision, Section 18, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 50, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Also described as the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-half of the Northwest one-quarter and the East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of said Section 18, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. PERSONAL PROPERY (AS TO CALVIN O’BANNON a/k/a CALVIN M. O’BANNON ONLY) Accounts and Other Rights to Payment: All rights to payment, whether or not earned by performance, including, but not limited to, payment for property or services sold, leased, rented, licensed, or assigned. This includes any rights and interests (including all liens) which Debtor my have by law or agreement against any account debtor or obligor of Debtor. Inventory: All inventory held for ultimate sale or lease, or which has been or will be supplied under contracts of service, or which are raw materials, work in process, or materials used or consumed in Debtor’s business. Equipment: All equipment including, but not limited to, machinery, vehicles, furniture, xtures, manufacturing equipment, farm machinery and equipment, shop equipment, of ce and record keeping equipment, parts, and tools. The Property includes any equipment described in a list or schedule Debtor gives to Lender, but such a list is not necessary to create a valid security interest in all of Debtor’s equipment. Instruments and Chattel Paper: All instruments, including negotiable instruments and promissory notes and any other writings or records that evidence the right to payment of a monetary obligation, and tangible and electronic chattel paper. Farm Products and Supplies; All farm products including, but notlimited to, all poultry and livestock and their young, along with their produce, products and replacements; all crops, annual or perennial, and all products of the crops; and all feed, seed, fertilizer, medicines, and other supplies used or produced in Debtor’s farming operations. Deposit Accounts: All deposit accounts including, but not limited to, demand, time, savings, passbook, and similar accounts. 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. DATED this 10th day of January, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis, Deputy Clerk If you are a person who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of the Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800955-8771. 407527 CN 1/19,26/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF FILING ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is given to all persons interested in the following described land and property in Hendry County, Florida, to wit: 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,” that the engineer hereto appointed to determine bene ts and damages to the property and lands situated in the District and to determine the estimated cost of the proposed water control plan or plan amendment, led his report in the of ce of the secretary of the district, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida on the 22nd day of February, 2012, and you may examine the report and le written objections with the secretary of the district to all, or any part thereof, on or before February 15, 2012. The report recommends The Central County Water Control Plan be amended 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 Boundaries The 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 Completion The 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, A nal hearing to consider approval of the report and proposed water control plan or plan amendment shall be held at its regularly scheduled meeting of Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 407529 CN 1/19,26 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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 1965 2008 1254432-A0001830000 Teresa Rojas The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 516, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407042 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public NoticeREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2-MONTH MINIMUM LEASE OF AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL BUILDING 760 AIRGLADES BLVD., CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-09 OPENING DATE AND TIME: February 1, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the 2-month minimum lease of Airglades Industrial Building (fna Oceanboy Farms), 760 Airglades Blvd, Clewiston, Florida (part of Parcel I.D. No. 1-33-43-17-A00-0001.0000), a 10,495 sq. ft. building (2,220 sq.ft. of ce space and 6,971 sq. ft. warehouse) on 4.13 acres located in Airglades Industrial Park. In or der to be considered, proposals 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 February 1st, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to lease the property, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this RFP, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, 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 407563 CN/CB 1/19,26/2012 Public NoticeSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: A. Duda & Sons, Inc (Citrus Belle Canning & Packaging) PO Box 620257, Oviedo, FL 32762-0257, has submitted Application 111202-9 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00677-W for an industrial use on 116 acres. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East. United States Sugar Corporation (Clewiston Water Treatment Plant) 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 111214-2 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00024-W for an industrial use and a public water supply to service 54,200 acres. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 34 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 407749 CN 1/19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 1664 2007 1264432-A0002510100 Guillermo Rodriguez & Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an Easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for a canal over and across the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 417, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406984 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000502 DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST INSTALLATION C&SF (NON-FAIRBANKS MORSE), BROWARD, HENDRY, MARTIN, MIAMI-DADE AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES, FLORIDA The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Friday, February 17, 2012 for the DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST INSTALLATION C&SF (NON-FAIRBANKS MORSE), BROWARD, HENDRY, MARTIN, MIAMIDADE AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES, FLORIDA. The project includes, but shall not be limited to provide all labor, material and equipment necessary to install 33 Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) units in the exhaust systems of the main pump engines at 11 pump stations with non-Fairbanks Morse engines. The stations are located in Broward, Hendry, Martin, MiamiDade and Palm Beach counties. The work shall include but not be limited to the following; install DOC unit with custom tted insulation blanket in the exhaust system of each main pump engine, modify the exhaust piping and supports as necessary to accommodate the DOC units, adding new supports where necessary, fabricate and install maintenance access platforms for the DOC units as indicated in the plans, replace existing or install new insulation as necessary to fully insulate all indoor exhaust piping, from engine exhaust port to wall thimble and furnish and install data logger catalyst monitor kit, wiring, conduits, boxes and supports as speci ed in the plans. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., at the West Palm Beach Field Station, 801 Sansbury Way, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. For directions call (561) 791-4100. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 407631 CN 1/19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000735 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; PATTY M. GAETANIELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATTY M. GAETANTELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; SPACE COAST CREDIT UNION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO EASTERN FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; WILLIAM T. HAVERFIELD, ESQUIRE. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #I; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THOMAS J. GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS E. GAETANIELLO; PATTY M. GAETANIELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATTY M. GAETANIELLO A/K/A PATRICIA MARY GAETANIELLO, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 51 FORTUNE LANE, PALM COAST, FLORIDA 32137. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, to-wit: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, FOLLOWING THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, 2051.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED. THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST 504.65 FEET TO THE US GOVERNMENT RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST FOLLOWING THE US GOVERNMENT RIGHT OF WAY LINE 167.8 FEET TO THE WEST BANK OF THE OLD CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST FOLLOWING THE WEST BANK OF THE OLD CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER 22.5 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES EAST 485.05 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FOLLOWING THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, 180.19 FEET TO THE PONT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.01 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 2007.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST, PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST % OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 505.16 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CANAL RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 43.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 504.89 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 43.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert M. Coplen, P.A., 10225 Ulmerton Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on or before February 10, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpoochec Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33975, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 5 day of January, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 407281 CN 1/12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct the following workshops to discuss the School Board Attorney Search. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida Tuesday, February 14, 2012 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Sub-of ce, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman 407532 CN/CB 1/19/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET WORKSHOP HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will attend the Hendry County Sheriff’s Port LaBelle Annex Dedication Ceremony on January 24, 2012, at 3:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Port LaBelle Annex, 9045 Raintree Boulevard, Port LaBelle, Florida. Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on January 24, 2012, beginning at 4:15 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of discussing the 2012-2013 County Budgets. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting or workshop, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 407555 CN 1/19/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 10-175CC on November 14th, 2011 in the matter of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, as plaintiff and Marcos Martinez, as defendant, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: 2005 Gray Ford F150, vehicle identi cation number: 1FTPW12585FB03151. and on February 16th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 407061 CN/CB 1/12,19,26 2/2/2012 Public NoticeSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Glades County: Lykes Bros Inc (Nicodemus Slough Water Management Project) 106 SW County Road 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974, has submitted Application 111219-12 for modi cation of Surface Water Management Permit 22-00058-S for 15,906 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the C-19 Canal and the project is located in Sections 1-19, 21-24, 26, 27, Township 41 South, Ranges 31, 32 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 407748 GCD 1/19/2012 Public Notice 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 1938 2008 1254432-A0001070000 Carlos Alberto Salvat The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1168, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406978 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1494 2007 1244432-A0001150000 Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof and subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5239, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406980 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1647 2007 1264432-A0001880000 Leon & Corina Sacco The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 269, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407045 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items 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. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 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 1283 2007 1224432-01000180050 Pilar Home Developers, Inc Lot 5, Block 18, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407048 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 1275 2007 1224432-01000130100 Pilar Home Developers, Inc Lot 10, Block 13, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407047 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 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 1957 2008 1254432-A0001620100 Antonio Pereira The North one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 566, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406981 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 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 1587 2007 1254432-A0002560000 Ofelia Otero The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 516, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407043 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 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 1977 2008 1254432-A0002220000 Simmon B. Simeon & Honorata N. Simeon The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 5005, 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 February, 2012 which is the 9th day of Februaru, 2012 Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 407044 CN 1/12,19,26 & 2/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, will hold its General Election on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. There will be one commissioner elected representing Seat “C”, one commissioner elected representing Seat “D”, and one commissioner elected representing Seat “E”. Candidates must be a quali ed elector of the City of Belle Glade for at least six (6) months prior to the beginning of qualifying. The rst day for qualifying begins January 31, 2012, at noon, and the nal day for qualifying is February 14, 2012, at noon. Candidates must le in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida, during regular of ce hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) until said date and time. Each candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large. Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028, 6029 and 6030 are quali ed to vote in this election. To qualify as a registered voter for this General Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by February 13, 2012. In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the particular of ce that such candidate seeks in this particular election, a RunOff Election shall be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, between the two candidates who receive the largest number of votes for that particular seat. To qualify as a registered voter for the Run-Off Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by February 27, 2012. CITY OF BELLE GLADE DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS 406103 SUN 1/5,19/2012 PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT (HCD) NOTICE OF FIRST AND SECOND MORTGAGE FINANCING FUNDING AVAILABILITYPalm Beach County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting applications from individuals seeking fu nding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II (NSPII). Pre-applications are available directly from HCD or may be downloaded from the HCD website at www.pbcgov.com/hcd. Applications must be submitted in person and will be accepted year-round until funding has been exhausted. Activity Description: The NSPII First and Second Mortgage Loan Program was developed to provide first mortgage loan financing at 4 percent interest r ate (4.9% APR) fixed for 30 years, and a second mortgage loan at zero percent interest, in the form of a forgivable loan to run concurrently to the first mortgage loan for 30 years. The first mortgage loan is amortized over 30 years and has mandatory escrow requirements for real esta te property taxes and homeowners hazard insurance. The second mortgage loan does not have a monthly repayment requirement. The second mortgage loan provides "gap" financing. Eligible uses of the second mortgage are: down payment assistance, closing costs, and rehabilita tion costs. Eligible dwellings must be foreclosed, abandoned, or vacant residential properties located within the Urban Redeve lopment Area (URA) or the Glades Regional Target Area (GRTA). Eligible households earning up to 120% Area Median Income (AMI), who do not own a home are eligible to participate in the program (credit and asset provisions apply). The home must remain the principal residence of th e applicant for the life of the loan. Amount Available: $11,865,400.00 is available for first and second mortgage loan financing. Rate__________ T erm____ Points Maximum after rehabilitation value 4% (4.90% APR)30 years0$211,375* *HUD Median Purchase Price Guidelines Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for the NSPII include individuals who are not current homeowners, have a middle FICO credit score of 600, a nd meet income and household eligibility guidelines. Eligible applicants are required to reside in the home as their principal place of residency. Eligible Rehabilitation: Applicants may use up to $50,000 to rehabilitate the dwelling. Rehabilitation funding will be deducted from the maximum award o f the second mortgage loan. Program Requirements/General Information: 1.Affordability Guidelines: Annual Income Limits for West Palm Beach and Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) FY2011 Area Median Income (AMI) $63,300 2.Eligible Program Areas: All properties purchased must be located in either the County's "Urban Redevelopment Areas". The east area boundaries are generally described as: Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; I-95 to the East; and extends to various points West as far as Jog Road; or the Glades Region Target Area generally described as: the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. 3.Other criteria: The sales price (including any rehabilitation) cannot exceed $211,375, which represents 95% of the median sales price, and must reflect at least a one percent (1%) discount of the "as is" appraised value. The home purchased must be used as the purchaser 's primary place of residence. The first mortgage will be provided in the form of a 30 year fixed rate mortgage, with an interest rate not to exceed 4% (APR of 4.9%). The second mortgage loan may also be provided to NSPII homebuyers to assist with rehabilitation, closing costs, and down paymen t assistance. The Second mortgage loan provided shall not exceed $100,000 for very low income applicants (0-50% AMI), $65,000 for low income applicants (51-80% AMI), and $50,000 for moderate income applicants (81-120% AMI). The second mortgage loan shall bear no interest and shall be forgiven after thirty (30) years if all affordability provisions are met. All mortgage financing requests are sub ject to funding availability. Paper Copy Version: can be picked up at Housing and Community Development's (HCD) Planning Section, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 500, West Palm Bea ch, FL33406; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No alterations or deletions to the application formats are allowed. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered The Zip Codes which are located within the east "Urban Redevelopment Area" are listed below.All the above listed zip code areas contain portions which are not within the "Urban Redevelopment Area". Some of the above listed zip code areas are mostly outside of the "Urban Redevelopment Area". Only properties located within the portions of the zip codes falling within the URAboundaries are eligible for NSP-2 assistance. Glades Region Target Area: The target area encompasses the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Poi nt. The creation of the GRTAadded nine census tracts to the NSP2 Program. These are census tracts 80.01; 80.02; 81.01; 81.02; 82.01; 82.02; 82.0 3; 83.01; and 83.02. For additional information about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II, please call (561) 233-3655 or (561) 233-3688. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS AD AND DOCUMENTS LISTED CAN BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT. CONTACT HCD AT (561) 233-3660. PUBLISH: December 18th, and 25th; January 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th This is not a commitment to lend.

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17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit (E RP)/water quality certi cation (File Number 0211198-002) to E. R. Jahna Industries, Inc., 202 East Stuart Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853 for a major modi cation of a surface water management system at an existing mine. The applicant, E. R. Jahna Industries, Inc., applied on December 15, 2009, to the Department of Environmental Protection (Depar tment) for a modi cation to an environmental resource permit (ERP)/water quality certi cation for the expansion of a surface water management system for an existing sand mine. The applicant currently operates under ERP No. 0211198-001 issued by the Department on March 10, 2004. In this modi cation, the applicant proposes (1) changing the acreage within the mine boundary to 802 acres by removing 117 acres located outside of the project area and adding a 154-ac re expansion area, (2) increasing the project area (surface water system and onsite wetland mitigation) from 388.1 acres to 577 acres, (3) dredging or lling an additional 12.66 acres of wetlands and other surface waters, (4) conducting 160 acres of offsite enhancement mitigation at the Spirit of the Wild Wild life Management Area, (5) relocating some of the onsite wetland mitigation to the Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area, (6) relocating the sand plant to the expansion area, (7) limiting the depth of excavation to the sediments comprising the Sur cial Aquifer System (SAS) in the pits both north and south of State Road 78, (8) changing the maps/ gures/permit conditions to re ect the proposed changes, and (9) changing the expiration date of the construction phase of the permit from December 14, 2014, to December 14, 2024. The size of the impervious area wi ll remain at 5.39 acres. Water from SR 78 will continue to ow south through the project area. There will be no impedance of ow. The permittee has an Industrial Wastewater Facility Permit (FL0037541-002-IW3S) to discharge to waters of the state under the N ational Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The outfall structure is set at 13.77 feet MSL. During periods of heavy rainfall, the pit over ows through an outfall structure to a man-made canal, a Class III waterbody, connecting to the Caloosahatchee River. The total property area will be 802 acres; howe ver, the total area served by the system will be 577 acres. Dewatering is not authorized. No unauthorized chemicals or additives are allowed in the mine pr ocessing. The applicant has applied to the Department for a dissolved oxygen variance because the created lake will be waters of the state. The existing land use of the 802 acres in the mine boundary consists of 330.70 acres of pits and extractive areas, 127.6 acres of improved pasture, 116.0 acres of citrus groves, 53.2 acres of woodland pasture/mixed hardwood conifers, 48.4 acres of woodland pasture, 34.5 acres of wetland mixed forest, 29.6 acres of open land, 12.7 acres of wetland scrub, 11.3 acres of streams and waterways, 10.8 acres of upland mixed conifer and hardwoods, 9.8 acres of freshwater marsh, 5.4 acres of canals and locks, 4.2 acres of cypress mixed hardwood forest, 2.1 acres of residential, 2.0 acres of roads, 1.8 acres of disturbed land, 1.6 acres of emergent aquatic vegetative area, a 0.2-acre r eservoir, and a 0.1-acre channelized waterway. The post mining land use of the 802 acres will consist of 417 acres of lakes, 116.0 acres of citrus groves, 82.5 acres of impro ved pasture, 52.7 acres of woodland pasture/mixed hardwood confers, 34.3 acres of wetland mixed forest, 27.2 acres of of ce/plant area, 23.8 acres of upland mixed conifer and hardwoods, 12.7 acres of wetland scrub, 11.3 acres of streams and waterways, 9.5 acres of freshwater marsh littoral shelf, 5.4 acres of ca nals and locks, 5.4 acres of roads, 1.6 acres of freshwater marsh, 1.6 acres of emer gent aquatic vegetative area, and 1.0 acre of residential. Previous permits authorized dredging or lling in 4.4 acres of channelized tributary and 13.24 acres of forested wetlands. The dredging or lling of wetlands or other surface waters in the expansion area will be 12.66 acres. These consist of 2.24 acres of freshwater marsh and 1.2 acres of forested wetland within the existing mine boundary, and 5.94 acres of freshwater marsh, 3.0 acres of forested wetland, a 0.13-acre ditch, and a 0.15-acre m anmade pond in the expansion area. Previous permits required onsite mitigation consisting of 18.8 acres of created forested wetlands in a creek relocation, 4.1 ac res of created herbaceous littoral zone wetlands to be located at the time of reclamation, 5.5 acres of created forested wetlands and 1.5 acres of created herbaceous wetlands. The 4.1 acres of herbaceous littoral zone mitigation area must still be created onsite at the time of reclamation. The required forested wetlan ds and 1.5 acres of herbaceous wetlands along Turkey Creek have been created, but have not met nuisance and exotic species success criteria due to continuous reseeding by exotic and nuisance plant species from upstream areas. To offset the nuisance and exotic species success requirement, additional habitat enh ancement will be completed in the Caloosahatchee Ecoscape tract in the Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area. Mitigation for wetland and other surface water impacts in the expansion area consists of 160 acres of offsite habitat enhanceme nt at the Caloosahatchee Ecoscape tract in the Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC). This area will also serve as remedial mitigation needed to offset the nuisance and exotic species success criteria that were not achieved at Turkey Creek. The enhancement will consist of the removal of nuisance and invasive species on 140 acr es of forested wetlands and 20 acres of forested uplands. Mi tigation includes monitoring, maintenance and reporting for a period of ve years by the permittee. At the end of the rst ve years of meeting success criteria, the FFWCC has agreed to continue the maintenance, monitoring, and reporting for an additional ve years. The permittee is required to provide the Department an acceptable nancial assurance mechanism for those additional ve years. In the event that FFWCC does not fund and conduct the maintenance, monitoring, and reporting for those ve years, those activities will be conducted using the nancial assurance mechanism provided by the permittee. The FFWCC has agreed to maintain the site in perpetuity according to its approved land management plan. The mine is located at 12535 West State Road 78, approximately 11 miles west of Moore Haven, in Sections 14, 22, and 23, Townsh ip 42 South, Range 30 East, Glades County. The offsite mitigation area is located east of F Road in the northwest quarter of Section 10, Township 44 South Range 29 East, in Hendry County. Under this intent to issue, the permit is hereby granted subject to the applicant’s compliance with any requirement in this int ent to publish notice of this intent in a newspaper of general circulation and to provide proof of such publication in accordance with Section 50.051, F.S. This ac tion is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., as provided below. If a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led, this intent to issue automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrativ e review process. Therefore, on the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. When proof of publication is provided, if required by this intent, and if a suf cient petition is not timely led, the permit will be issued as a ministerial action. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or subst antial modi cation of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below, for ling a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time, have expired and until the permit has been executed and delivered. Mediation is not available. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hea ring) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, befo re the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is led late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to le a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discreti on of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., mu st be led within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an adm inistrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) the name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s repr esentative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) a statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) a statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) a concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) a statement of the speci c rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (g) a statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to t ake with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts ar e in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d), F.S., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is un timely led. This intent to issue constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of Section 120.68(7)(a), F.S., which ma y require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68, F.S., by the ling of a notice of appeal under Section 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399 3000, and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within 30 days from the date when the order is led with the Clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or Section 373.4275, F.S., may also seek appellate review of the order be fore the Land and Water Adju-dicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or Section 373.4275, F.S. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicat ory Commission must be led with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order is led with the Clerk of the Department. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, 2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florid a 32310-3760. 407725 GCD 1/19/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE VARIANCE The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to grant a variance (No. 211198-003-EV) to E. R. Jahna Industries, Inc., Post Of ce Box 840, Lake Wales, Florida 33859, under paragraph 403.201(1)(a), Florida Statutes, (F.S.), from the provisions of Rule 62 302.530(30), Florida Administrative Code, (F.A.C.), which provides minimum standards for dissolved oxygen levels in the surface waters of the state. This variance will authorize the dissolved oxygen levels in the hypolimnion (deepest layer) of a manmade lake proposed in Environmental Resource Permit No. 211198-002, to fall below the minimum levels set by Rule 62 302.530, F.A.C. On December 15, 2009, E.R. Jahna Industries, Inc., applied f or an environmental resource permit (File No. 211198-002) to create a surface water management system for an expanding sand mine. The total project area will be 577 acres. The sand pit will be constructed across property lines such that the pit will have more than one property owner. The proposed manmade lake will be subject to the water quality standards provided in Rule 62 302.530, F.A.C. On February 24, 2010, E.R. Jahna Industries, Inc., applied to the Department for a variance from the minimum standards for dissolved oxygen authorized by Rule 62 302.530(30), F.A.C., which requires a minimum level of 5.0 mg/L dissolved oxygen in the surface waters of the state. Most of the surface waters in the proposed manmade lake will meet the minimum standards for dissolved oxygen proscribed by Rule 62-302.530, F.A.C. However, the deepest layer of water in the lake, the hypolimnion layer, may not meet the minimum standards for dissolved oxygen as proscribed by Rule 62-302.530, F.A.C., and there is no practicable means known or available to achieve the required dissolved oxygen levels within the hypolimnion layer of water in the manmade lake. As a result, a variance of the minimum standards of dissolved oxygen provided in Rule 62-302.530, F.A.C., is necessary for the hypolimnion layer of water in the manmade lake. This was anticipated by the Florida Legislature in section 373.414(6)(a), F.S., which states that “Where such mining activities otherwise meet the permitting criteria contained in this section, such activities may be eligible for a variance from the established water quality standard for dissolved oxygen within the lower layers of the reclaimed pit.” A variance of the minimum standards of dissolved oxygen provided in Rule 62 302.530, F.A.C., is not expected to result in any on-site or off-site impacts. Therefore, the Department intends to grant a variance pursuant to section 403.201(1)(a), F.S., for the dissolved oxygen levels in the hypolimnion layer of the proposed manmade lakes to fall below the minimum levels authorized by Rule 62 302.530, F.A.C. The mine is located at 12535 West State Road 78, approximately 11 miles west of Moore Haven, in Sections 14, 22, and 23, Township 42 South, Range 30 East, Glades County. The Department’s le on this matter is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, 2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-3760. Under this intent to issue, this varaince is hereby granted subject to the applicant’s compliance with any requirement in this intent to publish notice of this intent in a newspaper of general circulation and to provide proof of such publication in accordance with Section 50.051, F.S. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., as provided below. If a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led, this intent to issue automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. When proof of publication is pro vided, if required by this intent, and if a suf cient petition is not timely led, the permit will be issued as a ministerial action. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or substantial modi cation of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below, for ling a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time, have expired and until the variance has been executed and delivered. Mediation is not available. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is led late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to le a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. In accordance with Section 403.201, F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 14 days of publication of the notice or within 14 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) the name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) a statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) a statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) a concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) a statement of the speci c rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (g) a statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d), F.S., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely led. This intent to issue constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of Section 120.68(7)(a), F.S., which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68, F.S., by the ling of a notice of appeal under Section 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399 3000, and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. 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18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 BY MICKIE ANDERSON UFUniversity of Florida of cials opened a new building Thursday that will be a second home for extension faculty gathering in Gainesville for professional development and training activities. About 200 people gathered midday to dedicate the Straughn Extension Professional Development Center, at 2142 Shealy Drive. The center, part of UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is adjacent to the animal sciences and veterinary medicine facilities. The building is named for Alto Straughn and his wife, Patrecia, who donated funds that helped support its construction. Straughn is a well-known blueberry farmer and a former state extension specialist. Addressing the group, UF President Bernie Machen noted Straughn's farming efforts, in which he worked closely with IFAS researchers to establish North Florida as a national leader in blueberry production. The crop now generates more than $65 million per year. "A thriving blueberry crop is new to the Sunshine State," Machen said. "But the mutually bene cial relationship between IFAS extension agents and Florida growers, ranchers and farmers is long and enduring." Jack Payne, UF's senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, called the new center "more than a building." "It is an idea place, a center for inspiration, a home for extension faculty and staff to gather, learn and recharge their spirit," he said. The $4 million, 19,760-square-foot building was built with funds from several sources, including private donors such as the Straughns. The couple's philanthropy has often focused on helping extension agents take scienti c knowledge gained from university research to agricultural producers and consumers. Straughn told the audience that he'd bene tted from scholarships while attending UF, and vowed that if he ever could afford to give back, he would. Before IFAS of cials hosted lunch and gave tours of the new building, they presented the Straughns with a framed photograph of the blueberry motif built into the bricks above the building's main entrance. New Straughn Extension Professional Development Center PHOTO / IFASPatrecia (left) and Alto Straughn stand next to a photo presented to them that shows the blueberry medallion that adorns the front of the new Straughn Extension Professional Development Center on the University of Florida campus, during a building dedication ceremony Jan. 12, 2012. The couple donated money to help make the building’s construction possible. The new center is located at 2142 Shealy Drive and will be used for professional development and training activities for extension faculty from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. SUBMITTED PHOTO Rough start but births may offsetBY CARLI SEGELSON FWCFlorida panthers are off to a rough start in 2012, with three deaths documented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last year, 24 Florida panther deaths were recorded, but FWC biologists also observed 11 radio-collared females giving birth to 32 panther kittens. Overall, the known number of newborn panthers in 2011 appears to have offset the known number of panther deaths. Today, an estimated 100 to 160 adults of this federally endangered species live in Florida. Panthers almost disappeared from the wild in this state when their numbers fell to fewer than 30 in the 1970s. Since then, their population has been increasing. Collisions with vehicles continues to be the greatest source of human-caused mortality to this long-tailed cat that can weigh up to 160 pounds and grow to 6 feet or longer. Already, in just the rst week of 2012, there were two documented deaths of panthers hit by vehicles on highways in Collier County, where the greatest concentration of panthers in the state is found. The third fatality was caused by a ght with another panther. Among the 24 documented panther deaths in 2011, nine deaths, or more than a third, were due to collisions with vehicles. "Florida panther deaths are most often the result of one of two things: collisions with vehicles or aggression from other panthers," said Kipp Frohlich, head of the Imperiled Species Management Section at the FWC. "We can't control panthers ghting when they are defending their territory; that is a part of nature. But we can do something about human-caused panther mortalities." "People who slow down and drive carefully in rural areas, especially where panther crossings are identi ed, can make a difference in conservation of this endangered species. It is especially important to slow down and keep a careful lookout at dawn or dusk, when panthers are most likely to be on the move," Frohlich said. The FWC continues to work with many partners to conserve and increase habitat available to panthers on both public and private lands. This is a critical step to ensuring the survival of panthers, the of cial state animal of Florida. People are encouraged to report sightings of an injured or dead panther by calling the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. Another option is texting Tip@MyFWC.com (standard usage fees may apply). For more information on Florida panthers, go to www. oridapanthernet.org. Three Panther Deaths This Year

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-9-22 of the Hendry County Code of Ordinances, Hendry County gives notice that a moratorium has been imposed on unregulated fires within Hendry County. An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire other than a cookfire which is not permitted by a governmental agency. The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further action by the County. CONFORMIDAD CON LA SECCION 19-22 del codigo de Condado de Hendry de Ordenanzas, Condado de Hendry da aviso de que se ha impuesto un moratoria sobre incedios en el Condado de Hendry. Un incendio no reglamentado significa cualquier incendio exterior distinta de fuego para cocinar con fuego que no esta permitido por una agencia del gobierno. La moratoria impuesta por el presente sera efectiva inmediatamenta y permanecera en vigor hasta nuevas medias por el condado. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2012 -04 IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY AVISO DE ADAPCION DE LA RESOLUTION NO. 2012 -04 IMPOSICION DE UNA MORATORIA EN MATERIA DE INCENDIOS NO REGULADO EN EL CONDADO DE HENDRY. 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 Sexual predator 208 B Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee D Herbert Webster Walters, 80 Sexual predator 411 B Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee D Francisco Santiago Nazario, 38 Sexual predator 406 B Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee D Tiffany Scott, 26 Sexual predator 403 A Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee D Gerald Gleason Youmans, 46 Sexual predator 240 SW 6th Street, Belle Glade B Robert Shorter, 40 Sexual predator 401 B Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee D Myron Klineschmidt, 68 Sexual predator 312 B Pelican Lake, Pahokee P Steve Crook, 44 SEXUAL PREDATORS Notes: Moore (Lake Worth) was named the National team’s MVP. The American team consisted of players from the western and northern sections of Palm Beach County, Hendry County, Glades County, Okeechobee County, Martin County and St. Lucie County. The National team consisted of scores of players from the central and southern portions of Palm Beach County, ranging from Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach) to Boca Raton. The Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast High School was sponsored by the Lytal-Reiter-SmithIvey-Fronrath Trail Attorneys law rm. FOOTBALLContinued  9 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASPahokee was represented by three players and its head coach, Blaze Thompson, who served as an assistant coach in his second con secutive coaching appearance at this year’s Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game. Thompson is with his wife, Stephanie Thompso n, along with his three senior players: Keith Patrick, Jontavious Worthen and Shaquille White.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Bulk Pickup For Unincorporated Areas Of Hendry County Odds and Ends Leftover from minor Home Repair? Put it out on trash day for pickup! Up to two (2) cubic yards of residentially generated construction & demolition debris can be set out for curbside pickup monthly. How much is two (2) cubic yards? Two cubic yards equals four 39gallon trash bags. Similar to the bags shown above.Call us if you have questions. Special Districts/Waste Management (863) 675-5252 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 19, 2012 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, describes the need: the nearly 50-year-old re station building in Pahokee continues operating and making do w ith an antiquated facility that simply is not meeting the modern requirements of the county's re agency. The building is located next door to the city hall building, which itself was condemned after hurricanes decimated the aging structure, forcing city hall administration into temporary of ces because of the mold and water leaks that developed. The re station, meanwhile, has continued operating. "We're on borrowed time," shared St. Pierre. "If ever there were a reason to build another re station, this is it." The new facility will be located right on Lake A venue. Construction started in November of 2011, and is slated to end in December of 2012 and will be running concurrently with South Bay's construction project. The two projects share almost every detail, cosmetically and nancially, with each other. Each will cost just shy of $3 million to construct. According to re rescue, the South Bay crew has also outgrown its facility. Since taking over operations in South Bay, re rescue has leased the site from the city of South Bay. Connected to the main city hall building there, the re station was limited to a single bay. "We do need our own place," St. Pierre said of the South Bay building. "That station is not big enough for us." Seizing the chance to move to a better location, of cials with the re rescue department chose a stretch of land on U.S. 27, 3.4 acres large, to accommodate the 7,400 square foot structure. Its access to the largest roadway in the Glades should prove to be an excellent strategic move. Work at this site has been pushed back by about a month, reports St. Pierre, with contractors taking a little longer to de-muck the rich soil. Crews are hoping to make up the lost time, however, and meet the December target opening date. Both buildings will be "green-certi ed," meeting stricter Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements for certi cation. The buildings adopt measures to improve overall energy use. St. Pierre reports that there are no immediate plans to increase the number of personnel at any of the stations. FIREContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOA rendering of the future South Bay and Pahokee Fire Stations. James Lee, a 2003 graduate of Glades Central Community High School will serve as Principal for a Day at Glades Central Community High School on Friday, Jan. 20. The James Lee Foundation and TEAM Lee were established in 2011 with an overall mission to motivate and inspire youth within the cities of Belle Glade and Tampa, Florida to dare to dream' and strive to succeed.' Lee aims to achieve this mission by creating partnerships with various middle and high schools through the creation of academic incentives, scholarship/mentoring programs and athletic events. This celebration is in conjunction with the recent announcement of the school's grade on the State of Florida's grading system. Glades Central received a "B". Mr. Lee will acknowledge our staff and students on all of their hard work. In addition to Glades Central's visit, Mr. Lee will visit Gladeview Elementary and Lake Shore Middle School, both his former schools, during the course of this week. For more information contact Kevin Wright at 561-993-4400 or via e-mail at kevin.wright@ palmbeachschools.org. NFL Player James Lee ‘B’ Comes Principal for a DaySUBMITTED PHOTOJames Lee. newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!