<%BANNER%>

UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



The sun
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028421/00341
 Material Information
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: 02-23-2012
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002051865
oclc - 33436726
notis - AKN9825
lccn - sn 95047260
System ID: UF00028421:00341
 Related Items
Preceded by: Belle Glade sun

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

Investments target hurricane-ravaged islandBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunTorry Island in Belle Glade used to have a number of dedicated visitors each year. They would make the trek to the city in search of a simple existence for months out of the year. That is until hurricanes touched down on the area in quick succession, decimating the industry that campers ocked to. In the months following the hurricanes, boats could be seen run aground on the nearby shores, trees lined the rim canal and structures big and small, including the pavilion, were destroyed. From 2005 to 2008, the marina was closed for business. Campers took their business elsewhere to places like Clewiston, where the industry was not as affected. Now, the city of Belle Glade, in partnership with the Torry Island Management Group, is doing all that it can to restore that business. The key word here is economic development, reports Lillian Tomeu, Belle Glade's grants and special projects manager. Ms. Tomeu has spent the last few years working from a number of funding sources to directly improve the marina and Torry Island. Already those renovations can be seen in the new oating docks, piers, improved boardwalk and more. Total funding secured for the project has surpassed $3 million, from a number of sources such as Palm Beach County, the Florida Inland Navigation District, not to mention the estimated $1 million in improvements that the private management group has secured. Marina Improvements Made Seeking In ux of Visitors SECOND ANNUAL EVENT PROMISES TO BE BIGGER AND BETTERBY JESSICA SCHULTZ e SunThe Pahokee Heritage Music Festival is a time for surrounding communities to come together with music, according to Anne Sorrell, with The Mosaic Group. Ms. Sorrell is preparing for the festival, which will be held February 24 to February 26 at the Pahokee Marina and Campground. The festival was organized last year in an attempt to nd some common ground between the diversity of cultures in the lake communities. According to Ms. Sorrell, the festival is a joint effort to change the outlook of Pahokee for the better. With the Glades area grappling with a sometimes negative image, with residents outside of the area conjuring images of gang wars, drugs, and violence, the organizers of the festival think they Thursday, February 23, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 135 SEE FESTIVAL  20 SEE MARINA  20 Pahokee Heritage Music Festival This Weekend PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZACampers are already enjoying the new improvements at the Belle Glade Marina at Torry Island. The city and the private managemen t group responsible for the area have done a lot to better the site to draw crowds back to Belle Glade.

PAGE 2

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Garage SaleFirst Annual Glade View Elementary Garage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will be held at the Glade View Elementary School in Belle Glade. Please donate your gently used items and furniture in good condition. Proceeds from the garage sale will be used to offset some of the cost for the Washington DC Safety Patrol trip.Festival of Afro ArtsThe Executive Board of the Glades Festival of Afro Arts invites you to participate in the 33rd Annual Afro Arts Parade to be held on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “This Spirit Must Live On!” If you are interested in entering a oat, car or walking unit in the parade, please contact Josette Bell-Bryant at 561-261-3311 or Mary O. Evans at 561-983-2425 by Wednesday, March 14. The parade line up will begin at 10 a.m. at Lake Shore Middle School. All entries should be in place no later than 10:30 a.m. All entries will receive a certi cate of participation.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. for 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 savings 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. 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, and the owner must be a permanent resident of Florida and cannot hold any residency-based bene ts in other Florida counties or states. For more information, please call 561-355-2866.2012 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. 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.Change a LifeTo become an adult literacy volunteer please call the Belle Glade Library at 561-996-3453. No previous experience is required as training is provided in a one-day workshop that gives you an overview of strategies for tutoring adult learners. Participants will be matched with a student and site convenient to them. Tutors and students meet in public places such as the local libraries. If participants can commit to at least two hours of volunteer time per week and are friendly, patient persons who love reading, they are asked to call today. Pioneer Park ElementaryInstructional Review Once again the Instructional Review team visited classrooms at Pioneer Park. On a previous review the team noted strengths and left suggestions for growth. On Wednesday’s visit they gave Principal Miller feedback which he shared with staff at a follow-up meeting after school. The team applauded seeing evidence of the following successful classroom practices: guided reading groups are data-driven, need based, purposeful and consistent; third through fth grade math classes follow the gradual-release model, and the fth grade science curriculum incorporates hands-on discovery modules to enhance student comprehension of scienti c concepts. Congratulations to the third through fth grade teachers for their hard work and dedication. Mr. Miller stated there is an open-door policy to faculty and quali ed staff to assist students in other classrooms during their break time. He noted the positive impact that another teacher or interested staff member can have on a student. Listening to a child read, offering guidance and/or encouragement can make a huge difference in a child’s attitude and prove a great condence builder. Welcome Mr. Speiller Principal Miller announced at the staff meeting that we were very sad to see the wonderful fourth grade writing teacher, Ms. Trudi Jones retire after many years of dedicated service to the success of the students. Mr. Miller expressed the doubts he had at nding a quali ed candidate this late in the year to ll the vacancy. Yet, not only did Mr. Speiller step in to the newly vacated position, he hit the ground running. Mr. Miller noticed that Mr. Speiller had the students on-point day one and the students were very enthusiastic to continue on their path of success. Mr. Speiller thanked the fourth grade team and the welcoming staff and complimented the students and positive atmosphere of Pioneer Park. Principal’s Report During the Principal’s Report of the SAC meeting, parents were informed that the SAC has $1,025 dollars to spend. The guidelines for spending were read and parent suggestions were invited. Please think about affordable strategies, programs, and resources that could bene t our students learning and increase their performance. Mr. Miller gave an update on the extended day and ongoing tutoring of students. He gave in depth information on the FCAT and hand outs were given to parents on FCAT test taking tips and FCAT reading tips. Principal Miller gave a time break-down of the FCAT reading test for parents. Allowing one minute each per multiple choice question, students will need to have built their reading stamina up to maintain approximately 45 minutes of uninterrupted reading. We need parents help in building up our students reading endurance. Consider our students in training for a marathon and give them a quiet place to read and make sure they have ctional and non ction reading materials of interest at their level. We are here to help with any reading resources needed to make that possible. Black History Program Phenomenal Hit The Black History Program followed the SAC meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16. Parents and community came out in force to support our students as they celebrated many outstanding American heroes. Reading teachers across the grade levels incorporated Black History into their read-alouds, including drama and poetry. The teachers worked in tandem with Ms. Martinez, an awesome music teacher who coached the students on songs to bring the student characterizations to life. Students step-danced, gave dramatic portrayals, presented monologues, and an Obama skit, recited the poetry of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, and sang of past journeys through af iction toward the promise of freedom and hope. Congratulations to our students, to Ms. Renae Atkins, and to Ms. Martinez for their choreography of the student performance. Once again, Parent Liaison Kelvin Johnson rallied a full house of parents and community members to attend another successful parent night of educational student-led entertainment, door prizes, and student recognition awards. Behind the Scenes Assistant Principal Michael Rieckenberg, has been coordinating many behind the scenes jobs over the past months. Between counseling students on better behavior and choices, Mr. Rieck is literally the drill sergeant. They have practiced re drills, code reds, code yellows, and tornado drills. Our custodians have checked and replaced any missing lights. Principal Miller visits every classroom every morning, given more in-depth observational visits to every classroom and is COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL  9

PAGE 3

Ommission Leads to CommissionBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThere is a maxim that we all need to acknowledge: “When you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, it leads you to do things that y ou’re not supposed to be doing.” Or: The sins of omission leads to the sins of commission! For example: In 2nd Samuel we read of the exploits of King David. He was experiencing victory after victory over the pagan nations. Before this, when Saul was king, the women began to sing: “Saul has killed his thousands and David his ten thousands.” In 2nd Samuel chapter 11 it says it was springtime when the kings went off to war. But while his soldiers were out ghting the battle, David was napping in the afternoon, and got up in the evening to stroll on the roof of the palace. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop!” As David strolled he saw Bathsheba, and to make a long story short, he lusted, committed adultery, had Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, murdered, and thought he had cover up his sin so no one would know. But God knows all things. Nothing is hidden from his view and he was displeased with David. David suffered greatly because of his sins and caused his family to suffer even more. The Bible tells the Christian: “Forsake not the assembly” and says when we do “We trod Jesus under our feet, count His blood as unholy, and do despite to the Spirit of God.” (Heb. 10:24-31). When we fail to obey this command, this sin of omission leads to sins of commission. W e fail to arm ourselves with the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15). We fail to commune with the Lord, and thus become weak, sickly, and die spiritually (I Cor. 11:23-28; I Cor. 10:16-18). We fail to bring our Tithe and Offering into the storehouse of the Lord and thus become God robbers (Malachi 3:10; I Cor. 9:13-14). We fail to pray with the saints of God and thus lose our defense against Satan and temptation. We begin to use profanity, commit substance abuse, commit sexual immorality, practice idolatry and sins that damn the body, soul, and spirit of man. The sins of omission always lead to the sins of commission. It happens every time without fail!The Fellowship of the UnashamedBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchAn anonymous writer shared what I consider a desirable “shopping list” for leaders in our nation, our communities, our churches, and our lives: “The world needs men and women who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put character above wealth; who possess opinions and a strong will; who are larger than their v ocations; who do not hesitate to take risks; who w ill not lose their individuality in a crowd; who w ill be as honest in small affairs as in greater; w ho will make no compromise with wrong; w hose ambitions are not con ned to their own sel sh desires; who will not say they do it “because everybody else does it;” who are true to their friends through good and bad, in adversity as well as in prosperity; who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success; who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular; who can say “no” with emphasis, although all the rest of the world says “yes.” We need men and women of integrity. Daniel in the Bible was like that. Daniel was one politician who believed private lives do matter. What a person is in private is what a person really is. If you can’t trust a person privately, you can’t trust them publicly; if you can’t trust them personally, you can’t trust them politically. Daniel was a man of integrity in a shady world; a man of purity in a soiled world; and a man of stability in a shaky world. In that same spirit, a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe in 1980 to renounce Christ or face death. He refused to renounce Christ and was murdered on the spot. The night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room: “I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am nished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, rst, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power. I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not inch in the face of sacri ce, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ.”Lent: Fully Human Through Discipline and PracticeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchYesterday marked the beginning of Lent; the Church season that reminds us that Easter is really around the corner. It is a tradition and a means of showing ourselves something spiritual; that we’re not just subject to whims or desires or emotions. It is about discipline; the kind of discipline that Paul talks about in 1st Corinthians (9:24ff). He speaks of “running the race” everyone runs but only one receives the prize. His admonition is to “run in such a way as to get the prize.” When better in the Church year to prepare for the great “prize” that Easter represents to us; God’s gift of eternal life? The pre-Easter period is a very appropriate time to get ready with the kinds of disciplines runners, or other athletes or those who just want to keep in shape, have to practice. The trial runs, the workouts at the gym, the meals devoted to eating correctly and the efforts to have a healthy lifestyle are all parts of the discipline that leads to really being t. Likewise, there is a spiritual side of it all, too. Getting ready for Easter is taking time out to worship a little more, to do a few extra good deeds, to help another person who is in need, to learn a little more about what it is that is believed and why the faithful believe the things they do. This, then, is running the “spiritual race” and provides the strength and bene ts for the spirit in the same way that exercise and practice provide strength and bene ts for the body. One of the great assets of the Christian religion has been to take our human condition seriously. As a part of God’s creation, He made us physical beings but with skills and reasoning capacities to let us make the most out of life here. We are capable of moderating our instincts or basic passions if we choose to do so and are willing to work at it. Faith is there to help in giving us the best life possible; balancing between the human part and that divine image implanted in each of us. Many of the predicaments where people nd themselves are simply a lack of self-discipline (Ever heard someone say “I can’t help myself” or “That’s just the way I am” or “I’ve tried everything and nothing works?”). The reality is that we can change, can grow, can escape from the things that aggravate us about ourselves; and the Church has set aside a time to help practice. What makes disciples? Discipline! What makes us fully human? To put the less-than-human parts of us in their proper place! Ask any successful person how he or she became a success; the answer is always related to “hard work.” It is no different with the person who has come to a spiritual peace in life or who has the faith it takes to overcome life’s obstacles; spiritual work is hard work too, but it has great and wonderful rewards. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS “The reality is that we can change, can grow, can escape from the things that aggravate us about ourselves.”Rev. Sam S. Thomas

PAGE 4

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012

PAGE 5

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Friday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind between 13 and 20 mph. Sunday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a north wind between 18 and 23 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind between 8 and 10 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 58.Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.13.12 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind between 5 and 13 mph.

PAGE 6

BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments Public Health means your health. Most people don’t understand what public health is or how it impacts their daily lives. By de nition, Public Health is the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventative medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards. Many people think of the Public Health Department when they need to get immunizations for their children and family, but Public health is a eld geared toward serving others. Public health professionals serve local, national, and international communities. They are leaders who meet the many exciting challenges in protecting the public’s health today and in the future. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Ten Great Public Health Achievements -United States, 1900-1999. Vaccination. Eradicates life threatening diseases such as smallpox and polio. Motor-vehicle safety. Reduces death and disability due to unintentional injuries through the formulation of policies designed to protect the safety of the public, such as seat belt and worker safety laws. Safer workplaces and prevents pollution of our air and land through enforcement of regulatory controls and management of hazardous wastes Control and prevention of infectious diseases (Measles, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, etc.). Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke. Promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Safer and healthier foods. Healthier mothers and babies. Family planning. Educates populations at risk to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality. Fluoridation of drinking water and assures our drinking and recreational waters are safe. Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard Seatbelt laws, u vaccines, and uoride in our drinking water are all achievements of public health. Public health debates are in the news everyday, whether it be the latest outbreak of swine u or the eradication of trans-fats from entire cities. The vision of the Florida Department of Health is to “Promote, protect, and improve the health of all people in Florida” and their mission is “A healthier future for the people of Florida” Stop and think about what Public Health has done for you and the possibilities of what it can do for you in the future. BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFAs a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house y is hardly as innocuous as its name might suggest. Military personnel know this rsthand, and their need for effective y control has helped University of Florida researchers create an innovative new y control device. Known as the Florida Fly-Baiter, the device is blue — in contrast to the yellow y control devices on the market — and is far more effective, said Phil Koehler, a professor of urban entomology with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Flies can spread diseases including dysentery, typhoid fever and cholera, and they are often the rst pest problem to occur when infrastructure, such as plumbing and electricity, is disrupted due to war or natural disaster, such as hurricanes and tsunamis. Koehler and Roberto Pereira, an IFAS associate research scientist, worked with two UF entomology graduates who are also in the Navy, Joseph Diclaro and Jeff Hertz, to develop the device. A key to making the device effective was the discovery that ies are three times more attracted to the color blue than to yellow and that yellow actually seemed to repel ies. The Department of Defense’s Deployed WarFighter Protection program, which seeks to better protect troops from insect-spread diseases, funded the research. The device works by enticing ies using color, smell, and other attractants. Once at the device, the ies eat poisonous bait that quickly kills them. It does not trap the ies; therefore its usefulness isn’t reduced when it lls up with ies, like many other y traps. Pereira said when testing the device, more than 40,000 ies were killed with one insecticide application. Additional insecticide can be applied as needed. Researchers found the ies’ color preference by using behavioral tests that determined which color a y was most likely to travel toward. Electroretinograms that measured the ies’ eye reaction found the insects responded more to blue as well. The research results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.Adding to the device’s effectiveness are black stripes covered with insecticide that line its outside. The stripes, tested, and ne-tuned by Hertz, mimic dark crevices ies like to hide in. Diclaro, who is lead author of the study and designed the device, said his time as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman in Cuba in 1991, when Haitian refugees were ooding in, prompted him to work on y control. “At the time, there were so many displaced people living very closely together, and the garbage and waste accumulated, producing tons of ies,” Diclaro said. “I remember walking out of my tent and just being covered with them.” Koehler said the y control device can be used as an alternative to aerial pesticide treatments, which often attempt to cover too large an area to be effective. “It’s a much more targeted way to deal with the problem,” Koehler said. The device, which controls house ies, phorid ies and blow ies, is now available through pest control distributors. Insecticide is sold separately. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Pablo ‘Pablito’ RodriquezBELLE GLADE — Pablo “Pablito” Rodriquez w as born Jan. 25, 1924, and passed away Jan. 12, 2012. Pablo was a loving Christian and father. He enjoyed painting, gardening, and playing the harmonica. Pablo leaves to cherish ve sons and ve daughters. He has 29 grandchildren, ten greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Pablo was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Earth’s loss is now Heaven’s gain. €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 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 OBITUARY After conducting a nationwide executive search, Hendry Regional Medical Center has hired Sandra (Sandi) Viall as Chief Nursing Of cer and Quality Director. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years of nursing leadership experience, Sandi began her new duties at Hendry Regional Medical Center on Feb. 13. Prior to joining Hendry Regional Medical Center, Sandi was Director of Nursing at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill., where she led a staff of more than 200 nurses. She also served as Director of Nursing and Critical Care at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill. In addition, Sandi was Clinical Nursing Director for the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Ill. Sandi earned a Master of Science in nursing administration and a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill., and is currently studying to earn a doctorate in nursing practice for nurse executives. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). “Sandi is a collaborative and decisive nurse leader who understands how to engage the work force and improve employee, physician and patient satisfaction,” says Lynn Beasley, CEO of Hendry Regional Medical Center. “Her skills will help us enhance nursing and other clinical departments, while continuing to achieve improved quality, operational, and nancial performance. We are proud to have her at our facility.” Hendry Regional Medical Center Hires New CNOSandra Viall Color is Key in Controlling Flies Public Health What Does it Mean to You?

PAGE 7

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3pc. Bed $399.95 E-Z In-Store Financing Available Special purchase: 2pc Queen Size Bedding starting at $299.95 Chest $299.95 Night Stand $199.95 Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $999.95 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Hendry Regional Medical Center will host the Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair. Since the rst health fair was held in 2003, thousands of residents of Hendry, Glades, and surrounding communities have bene ted from the free services that are offered. Approximately 130 medical students from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as students from various Allied Health Divisions will attend to provide free medical services to our residents. NSU-COM Physicians, Community Physicians, and other NSU faculty will be supervising the students. In the past, these students have discovered shocking numbers of newly diagnosed cases of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical conditions identi ed by the health care volunteers. Follow-up information will be provided for individuals who will need continued care. Among the medical services offered are Anemia Screening, Tobacco Cessation, Vision, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Mammogram Vouchers, Cholesterol Screening, Diabetes Screening, HIV Screening and Education, and much more. The Hendry Glades Health Department will be on hand to give out free safety helmets for the children. In addition to the free medical services, vendors will have educational materials and products. Participants can nd out how to apply for free medication and other valuable information. A free bounce house will be available for the children to enjoy. Our local radio station, WAFC, will do a live remote from the event. Free food will be provided for everyone who takes advantage of our free services. Sponsors of the event are Ace Homecare, Everglades Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Florida Community Health Care Center, Hendry Regional Medical Center, Hendry Glades Health Department, Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN), Nova Southeastern University, and WAFC Radio. Free Health Fair at HRMC FHP still investigatingBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA Clewiston couple crashed on S.R. 78 last Sunday just before noon and Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash. Larry Maclennan, 46, and Shirley Maclennan, 59, were headed northbound on S.R. 78 in their 2006 Nissan SUV. They were just south of Banana Grove Rd. when, according to the of cial report, Larry Maclennan lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle went onto the grassy shoulder of S.R. 78 and continued heading in a northeast direction as it crossed over a service road. The vehicle came to rest against a small group of trees. Larry Maclennan was transported to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee by Glades County emergency services due to the critical injuries he sustained. Shirley Maclennan was reported as not having any injuries. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and alcohol has already been determined as not being a factor in the accident. Man Suffers Critical Injuries in S.R. 78 wreck Woman writes book, uses Clewiston as settingBY JESSICA SCHULTZGloria Taylor Weinberg published her novel, "A Homicide in Hooker's Point," using Clewiston as her backdrop. Earlier this week, the awardwinning author shared her motivation for writing the book with The Clewiston News. Using Clewiston as the main setting of the story came naturally to the Clewiston native. Weinberg graduated from Clewiston High School in 1959, and spent her early childhood in Hooker's point. "I have vivid memories of the place and people who lived there [Hooker's Point]," said Weinberg. "Some of those memories were traumatic, obviously, but others are tenderly cherished." In the book, the main character, Vicki, is caught up in a con ict when her neighbor, Eric Magruder, kills her kitten during a dispute. Vicki and her father watch as Eric is gunned down in their front yard. Witnesses say he was killed by his father-in-law. But one investigator has doubts. Both Vicki and her father had access to a gun that day, and her father refuses to produce it. The author describes Clewiston and some of its history. The recollections are accurate, drawn from old newspapers and other written accounts. However, her description of life in Hooker's Point is what locals may nd themselves relating to the most. The book is already receiving glowing reviews from other former residents. "I was struck by the author's insightful portrayal of people and places; which brought back fond memories of the simple, authentic life experiences that I had growing up in Clewiston near Hooker's Point," said Erik C. Larsen Asked about her in uences, Weinberg answers that Harper Lee, who wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird," is her favorite author, but she has been in uenced by every book she has read since childhood. With themes similar to those in "To Kill A Mockingbird," Weinberg sends a message in her novel that prejudice and cruelty are evil and leave wounds that sometimes never heal. "A Homicide in Hooker's Point" earned Weinberg a 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association. The novel is now available online at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and xlibris.com. Hooker’s Point Featured in Mystery Novel Gloria Weinberg

PAGE 8

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSLights in the skyThe U.S. Army parachute demonstration team, the Black Daggers, and the West point Black Knights are conducting winter training at Airglades airport. Their training includes night jumps with ares, which explains what many local residents have seen in the skies above Montura. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTOGRAPHYPlenty came out on Saturday to participate in the Love the Lake event. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTGRAPHYAfter the event, participants relaxed at the Tiki Bar. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTOGRAPHYDarius Redd attended the event with family. Several of his classmates raced for him. The event helped bene t Rotary Club projects and the Darius Redd heart transplant fund. Inaugural Love the Lake 5K-10K A SuccessThe charity runs hosted by the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce and the Clewiston Rotary Club has been praised as a success in its rst year by those involved. According to Clewiston Rotary President Johnnie Nelson and Clewiston Chamber Director Jillian Sparks, the event hosted 33 local business sponsors and more than 275 participants. It was held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Roland and MaryAnn Martin's Marina.

PAGE 9

close to his Principal’s Challenge goal of reading with every student at the school. Mr. Miller, Mr. Rieck, and teachers help ensure the students know the drill, too. The extended day tutorings and Saturday writing tutorials are running smoothly. Pencils are sharpened and ready. Trainings for all staff on the various jobs of administering and proctoring FCAT have been given. Staff, district, and volunteer proctors are scheduled, cleared, and ready. When the emergency drill reports are due at the year’s end they’ll be ready. When the FCAT vaults are opened and teachers arms are outstretched to receive the testing packets, they’ll be ready. Parents, we need your help to make sure the children are ready, too. Students need to get to bed early for a good night’s sleep. Please get them to school early to have a good breakfast, and if your child wears glasses, please be sure to send them. Remember to encourage your child not to be nervous, express your belief in their abilities, ask them to “don’t stress the test, just do your best…” Encourage your child, celebrate successes, read together, and listen to your child read every day. Check their homework and compliment your child. Schedule and attend a parent conference and listen for the positive and wonderful things your child is doing. Last, but not least, come out to Pioneer Park’s FCAT Parent Night on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Parent Center at 5 p.m.Gove ElementaryGove’s Kindness Tree To promote Character Education at school, the students will have an opportunity to participate in a school wide character building activity. A large paper tree has been placed inside the cafeteria. Each classroom will receive a package of blank leaves that will be distributed to the students. Within the classroom setting, students will be encouraged to write on each of the leaves about a time that they were kind to someone else. When the leaves are completed, classrooms will be asked to visit the cafeteria to place their “kindness leaves” on the tree. We encourage everyone to visit the cafeteria to see the growth of the “Kindness Tree” and to read about the many acts of kindness performed by the students. Special thanks to Mrs. Schmidt and the Art Club for designing the beautiful “Kindness Tree” and to Dr. Riker (Counselor) for overseeing this great initiative. Attendance Award Congratulations to the following classrooms for having the highest student attendance for the month of January. First Place: Ms. Bratt (Gr. 4) and Ms. Cabrera (Gr. 5). Both homerooms will be receiving a special cookie celebration delivered to their classrooms. Second Place: Ms. Dorta (Gr. 3), Ms. Rimes / Ms. Rice (Gr. 4), Ms. Villanueva (Gr. 5), and Ms. Hansen / Ms. Easdale (Gr. 6). Third Place: Ms. Cano / Ms. Mayorquin (Gr. K), Ms. Miller (Gr. 5), and Ms. Jacks (Gr. 6). Fourth Place: Ms. Miller, Ms. Charron, and Ms. Brown (Gr. 3). All of the winners will be announced during morning announcements. We thank PTO for their support in recognizing perfect attendance on a monthly basis. Upcoming Events Feb. 28, 29, and March 1: FCAT Writes Gr. 4Belle Glade ElementaryBelle Glade Elementary School, the Gifted cluster for all Glades area students, was host to a “Meet and Greet” on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Parents, teachers, and students joined June Aversano, Area Resource Teacher, Roxanne Curtiss, Principal and Sally McCarthy, ESE Coordinator to welcome Dr. Rosemary Daniels, Gifted Specialist for Palm Beach County Schools. It was an informal session where parents could ask questions and learn about the gifted curriculum and the resources available to assist them in making decisions for their children. Belle Glade Elementary is in the home stretch in fourth grade as the FCAT Writes is rapidly approaching on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Please mark your calendars now as we will need all students here on time and in class at 8 a.m. on that day. They are working diligently at this point to stress the importance of writing two full pages loaded with lots of details and great vocabulary. The students should also use at least one simile and quotation marks in their writing. Students are being encouraged to do their very best on all of the upcoming practices. We are having after school tutorial for writing with Mr. Hanlon and Mrs. Holden before the FCAT Writes. The Parent Center is staying active. There was a Parent University Workshop which showed parents how to use board games to help increase vocabulary and improve reading, writing, and math skills. They have many board games that can be signed out to take home and try with your children.Glades DayUpcoming Events Grandparents’ Day/Book Fair on Monday, March 12. Breakfast in Tripp Hall and Fair in the gym Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 2 March 16 is Field Day and early dismissal will be at 1 p.m. Spring Break from March 19 to 23 March 26 is a Teacher’s Planning Day D.C. Trip for 6th Grade from April 10 to 14 SAT 10 Testing from April 16 to 20 St. Augustine Trip for 4th and 5th Grades from April 25 to 27 Gator Network The Gator Network is for anyone who has an interest in Glades Day School. The Network is a way for teachers, parents, and friends to communicate about what is happening at Glades Day School, as well as, a place for people to share their ideas. The next meeting is Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Teacher’s Lounge, room 16. Box Tops Students will continue to receive “No Uniform Days” for turning in $1 in Box-Tops to their teacher. Students who turn their Box-Tops in by Wednesday, Feb. 29, will receive a “No Uniform Day” on Friday, March 2. Glades Day’s Got Talent Congratulations to the students who performed last Friday night at the talent show. Glades Day de nitely has talent! McKenzee Cooper placed 3rd for her “Dancing of Praise”, Audree Carlson placed 2nd for her singing of “This is the Stuff”, and Kennedy DesRochers placed 1st place with a tumbling routine. Way to go girls! Pink Shirt Day! GDS joins with the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County for “Turning Bullies into Buddies” program. Glades Day School students will wear pink on Feb. 29 to make a statement that each of them can make a difference regarding anti-bullying efforts. Winter Sports Awards The high school Winter Sports Awards Ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Tripp Hall. On March 10, GDS will be putting on their 8th Annual Spring Gala at Wycliffe Golf and C. C. Spring Break is fast approaching; it begins March 19 and ends March 23.Pahokee Middle-High SchoolThere will be a College Information and Financial Aid Workshop on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center. Please bring the following items: Your Social Security number Driver’s License (if any) 2011 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned Your parents’ 2011 Federated Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student) IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ 2011 untaxed income records -Veterans bene ts records -Child support received -Worker’s compensation Your current back statements 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 SCHOOLContinued  2

PAGE 10

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Su Mama y su Tia estas orgullosas de nuestra princesa.Ž SANDRA C. MORALES 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOBelle Glade Rotary ClubThe Belle Glade Rotary Club presented the Explorer Post 611 a check in the amount of $500 for the outstanding work and endless contribution the Explore Program provides to the Glades community. These young men and women are role models for the young people of the community. If was not for the Post 611 Explorer Program the Belle Glade Rotary Annual Turkey Shoot would not be a success. It is with great pleasure that the Belle Rotary Club presents the 611 Explorer Post with a $500 check. Pictured left to right: Deputy L. Sutter eld Senior Advisor Explorer Post 611, Christian Peraza, David Davis President Belle Glade Rotary, Iris Ruiz, Irma Sandoval. Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation system, recently acquired six new articulated buses from New Flyer Industries. This is the rst time Palm Tran will have buses of this kind in its eet. Designed for crowded routes, the 61-foot vehicles are often called “a bus and a half” because they can seat 58 passengers and are capable of carrying approximately 80 people including standing loads. Palm Tran will use these buses on its busiest routes beginning in April. “These buses are clearly needed based on our growing ridership and will enable us to increase capacity during these times of economic constraints without the additional operating costs of placing more buses on these routes,” said Palm Tran Executive Director Chuck Cohen. Palm Tran is planning an event in March to unveil the new buses, as the mechanics and bus operators are currently in training at Palm Tran’s West Palm Beach and Delray Beach facilities. Palm Tran Adds Articulated Buses to Fleet

PAGE 11

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CENTERSTATE BANK LIFES A BREEZE SWEEPSTAKES ABBREVIATED RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void outside FL and where prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older, who hold a valid Florida drivers license. Begins 12 :00:00 AM ET on 1/2/12; ends 6:00:00 PM ET on 6/29/12. To enter, visit a CenterState Bank location and “ll out an of“cial entry form. Gra nd Prize: One (1) Grand Prize: a 2012 Ford Mustang Convertible, ARV: $36,900. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) entry per person. For complete rules and eligibility requirements, visit www.centerstatebank.com. Spons or/ Operator: CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A. THREE FREEŽ MAKE THE SWITCH INCENTIVE: Void outside FL and where prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older. Begins 12:00:00 AM ET on 1/2/12; ends 6:00:00 PM ET on 6/29/12. To receive Make the SwitchŽ incentives of free gift free checking, and free debit card, visit a CenterState Bank or Valrico State Bank location and open a quali“ed account. Quali“ed ac count is a non-interest bearing account (annual percentage yield … 0%). $50 minimum balance required to obtain free gift, free checki ng, and free debit card. The Three FreeŽ incentive is not part of the Lifes a Breeze Sweepstakes.Ž Government-issued photo ID may be required and additional account approval requirements may be imposed; see full details at www centerstatebank.com Copyright 2012 CenterState Bank. All rights reserved. Mustang is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Corporation, which is not a sponsor of or af“liated with this sweepstakes. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Corporation LLC. Used w ith permission, Ford Media Archives.CenterStateBank.com We Believe In You .Breeze on over to WIN a Mustang!Breeze on over for better banking.Drop by your local CenterState Bank of“ce and enter our Lifes A Breeze Sweepstakes.You could win a 2012 Mustang Convertible!Enter our Lifes A Contest Equal Housing Lender THE Get a free gift, free checking, free debit card and more. Call, click or visit and learn more about our Three FreeŽ Make The Switch offer!Get Three FREE „ 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Editor’s Note: Ralph Walker is running for a seat on the Belle Glade Commission. He is facing Johnny Burroughs Jr. in the March 13 election. Name: Ralph Cab Walker Family: Brother, Robert B. Walker, Sisters, Shirley Walker Turner, Dr. D. M. Walker, Mae Emily Walker and Earlie Turner (deceased). Age: 61 Occupation: Retired Previous political experience: My previous political experiences are as follow; Head Strategist for Ward One in the elect Marion Berry campaign in the District of Columbia. I served on the policy committee in the District of Columbia which prioritized District issues and presented solutions to the Mayor. Supervised the District funded program with Ebon Foundation which reduced the juvenile delinquency by 15 percent and created a Senior Citizens Program. Through the Mayor’s Of ce assisted in establishing the strategy for the Elect Bill Clinton campaign for President of the United States in the District of Columbia. What is the largest problem facing our community: The largest problem is the fact that a number of serious problems in the community are intertwined. Some of the large problems are; a lack of economic development (need for jobs), the need for safe, decent and affordable housing, issues confronting the Glades Utility Authority, crime in our community, need for recreational facilities for our youth and the need to create an economically feasible vehicle to address the issues at our golf course. What is your motivation for running for ofce: I am running for of ce because I want to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of Belle Glade. Why do you feel you are the best person for the job: I am the best person to serve in Seat “E” because of my well rounded background, the heart for the community and a vision to address the issues. What will be your rst act in of ce: My rst act in of ce will be to establish a citizen committee composed of the various ethnic groups that make up this community to address the various issues that face the community. Simultaneously with the establishment of the Citizen Committee I will review the City’s Comprehensive Plan and nancial condition. Commissioner Candidate Pro le Ralph Walker Pahokee Elementary cordially invites all students, teachers and community members to the 2nd Annual Reading Conference: Building a Community of Readers, One Family at a Time. During this family event local educators and family literacy experts will come together to share with families and children fun creative ways to grow family literacy and prevent summer reading loss. It will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pahokee Elementary School. Family literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning that helps individuals and communities grow and prosper. Parents and community members are welcome to come out and learn about how they can help their child become a better reader and how we can build a community of readers. Pre-register by Feb. 29 to win a prize for your child and be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle. Participants will also receive free books to help build their home library. This conference is sponsored by: Children’s Services Council, Bridges at Pahokee, Americorps, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Mary & Robert Pew Foundation, The Mentor Center at Pahokee, Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy and Pahokee Elementary International Baccalaureate World School. The School District of Palm Beach County encourages a collaborative environment in which the parents and families of our students are invited and encouraged to be involved. The School Board recognizes the vital role parents/guardians and family play in the education, welfare and values of its students, and that the education of each student is a responsibility shared by the school and the student’s parents/guardians and family members. For registration and information, contact LaWanda Harper at 561-924-9700. Pahokee Elementary Presents 2nd Annual Reading Conference

PAGE 12

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Nearly seven hundred students from 51 schools participated in the 2012 Palm Beach County SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, and Enrichment) Elementary Olympiad that recently took place in Santaluces High School. The following schools were the overall district winners: Honorable Mention: Belle Glade Elementary School Third Place: Del Prado Elementary School Second Place: Diamond View Elementary School First Place: Roosevelt Elementary School The following schools placed in individual events:EssayHonorable Mention: Poinciana Elementary – Carley Knotts Third Place: Del Prado Elementary – Bruce Steinberg Second Place: Crystal Lakes Elementary – Nolan Ersoy First Place: Roosevelt Elementary – Kanison SimmsPoemHonorable Mention: Crystal Lakes Elementary – Gillian Dickinson Third Place: Del Prado Elementary – Christopher Palumbo Second Place: Jerry Thomas Elementary – Anna Parets First Place: H.L. Johnson Elementary – Harrison DeanBannerHonorable Mention: Belle Glade Elementary Third Place: Del Prado Elementary Second Place: Rolling Green Elementary First Place: Diamond View Elementary PosterHonorable Mention: South Grade Elementary – Emma Artero Third Place: Everglades Elementary – Julie St. Germain Second Place: Diamond View Elementary – Antonio Ruiz First Place: Pine Grove Elementary – Jamuel SamuelsWater RocketHonorable Mention: Meadow Park Elementary – Mighty Eagles Third Place: Del Prado Elementary – Powerful Panthers Second Place: Citrus Cove Elementary – SECME Rockets First Place: Belle Glade Elementary – Soaring Eagle 1Mousetrap CarHonorable Mention: Marsh Pointe Elementary – The Angry Birds Third Place: Roosevelt Elementary – Team Mickey Mouse Second Place: Marsh Pointe Elementary – M.P. Motor Maniacs First Place: Glade View Elementary – Rolling EaglesBridgesHonorable Mention: Everglades Elementary – Panther Pride A Third Place: Del Prado Elementary – PAWfect Panthers Second Place: Roosevelt Elementary – Team London First Place: Roosevelt Elementary – Team BrooklynBrain BowlHonorable Mention: Plumosa Elementary Third Place: Indian Pines Elementary Second Place: Hidden Oaks Elementary First Place: Freedom Shores Elementary The winning essay from Roosevelt Elementary School will be entered in the SECME National Student Competition in June 2012. The winning mousetrap car from Glade View Elementary will also be recognized at the SECME National Competition. Palm Beach County SECME Elementary Olympiad 2012 BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFDemand for Peace Corps volunteers with agricultural skills has helped create a new degree program available from the University of Florida. Known as the Peace Corps Master’s International program, it allows students to travel internationally and earn a master’s degree in one of nine graduate programs in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. UF’s and the Peace Corps’ new program was signed into agreement Tuesday. “The agreement with the Peace Corps is exciting for a number of reasons, but in particular we are excited about the opportunity to create a partnership that embodies and strengthens the dual values of service and impact that underlie the missions of both the Peace Corps and UF as a land-grant university,” said Teresa Balser, dean of CALS. Greg MacDonald, the program’s coordinator and a professor in agronomy, said many of the current Peace Corps initiatives are strongly looking for people with agricultural and natural resources backgrounds. UF’s Peace Corps recruiter Amy Panikowski said skills the Peace Corps needs include expertise in areas such as agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry, making the partnership with the college ideal. “I’m really excited that we’re able to make this happen and get some really good Gators overseas, even more so than what we’ve got already,” Panikowski said. Master’s International students will be required to complete an average of 24 credit hours of course work followed by two years of Peace Corps service. After their service, they will return to UF to nish their nal credit hour requirement. Degrees initially being offered are in agronomy, animal sciences, agricultural education and communication, entomology and nematology, food and resource economics, forest resources and conservation, plant pathology, soil and water sciences and horticultural sciences. The program is expected to start this fall. Applicants are not required to have an undergraduate degree in science to be accepted. UF ranks second in the nation among large colleges and universities for Peace Corps recruitment. For more information, contact MacDonald at pineacre@u .edu or Panikowski at peacecorps@u c.u .edu. Peace Corps Offer New Program through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences PHOTO / UFTeresa Balser (left), dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, receives a pen from Aaron Williams (right), director of the Peace Corps, as they sign an agreement establishing the Peace Corps Master’s International program at UF on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. The program allows students to travel internationally and earn a master’s degree in one of nine CALS disciplines. CALS is a part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the skills students will learn in the program are ones that are in high demand in the Peace Corps. Editor’s Note: Larry Underwood is running for a seat on the Belle Glade Commission. He is facing William Grear in the March 13 election. Name: Larry Underwood Family: Wife – Kristy (married 10 Years). Children – Chelsie, Alicia, Nick, Kaylee Age: 40 Occupation: Manager – Sugar Cane Growers for 20 Years. Previous political experience? None What is the largest problem facing our community? Employment and Housing. What is your motivation for running for of ce? Help make a better community for the citizens of Belle Glade. Why do you feel that you are the best person for the job? I believe that I can help make a difference. What will be your rst act in of ce? Help create jobs in the community. Commissioner Candidate Pro le Larry Underwood

PAGE 13

For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Special NoticeWILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeSERVERS AND COOKS Full and Part time. Experienced. Must apply in person at Roland Martin Marina 920 E Del Monte Ave Clewiston, FL NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. R R E E S S I I D D E E N N T T I I A A L L 326 w arcade 3/1 $90,000 123 w arcade 2/1 $59,900 816 W Alverdez 4/3 $154.9K 4455 Hendry Isles Blvd 3/3 $200K 909 Popash 3/2 $300K 2600 Riverside Dr MHE3/2 $112K 1039 Anvil Way 3/2 2 acs $139.9K 1105 Haven Pl MHE 2/2 $109.5K 1068 Haven Pl MHE 3/2 $119K 1069 Haven Pl MHE 3/2 $119.5K Bass 'n Sun #235 $85K 1011 W Aztec 3/2 $89.9K Bass Capital #503 $105K 713 Poinsettia 3/1.5 $99.9K 1002 W Alverdez 3/2 $99K 312 W Ventura Ave 3/1 $42.5K 213 De Soto Ave 4/2 $179.9K 329 E Esperanza Ave 3/2 $95K 106 Ridgewood Ave 3/2 pool $320KM M O O B B I I L L E E H H O O M M E E S S 1268 Dublin Cir. 2/2 SWMH $18.9K 779 Evercane Rd 3/2 pool $120KV V A A C C A A N N T T L L A A N N D D 525 S Jasine 1.25 ac $45K Montura lots from $4.5K Perimeter Montura 2.5 ac $25K Moore Haven 5 lots $50K Moore Haven 2 lots $39.9K Montura 10 lots bulk sale $40KS S H H O O R R T T S S A A L L E E 820 Sweet Lake 2/2 $75K 6600 Flaghole Rd 4/2 pool $190K 213 San Luiz 4/3 pool $129.9K 1972 Joshua Bl 3/2 DWMH $42.9K 1572 Joshua Bl 3/2 DWMH $29KA A N N N N D D Y Y E E S S S S ( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 9 9 8 8 3 3 8 8 9 9 7 7 9 9 L L A A U U R R A A S S M M I I T T H H Broker Associate( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 5 5 9 9 9 9 1 1 2 2 0 0 9 9 A A F F T T E E R R H H O O U U R R S S : : PENDING PENDINGP P l l e e a a s s e e c c a a l l l l f f o o r r r r e e n n t t a a l l s s C C L L E E W W I I S S T T O O N N H H O O M M E E S S / / M M O O B B I I L L E E H H O O M M E E S S €4/2 Mobile Home, 2.5 ac, 145 Palomino $64.9K €2/2 Bass and Sun Condo furnished $89,9K €3/2 321 W. Arcade, remodeled $114,5K €3/2 Mobile Home, 631 Merit St. $51K €3/2.5 Town Home Sweet Lake Villas $179K €3/2 1134 Della Tobias $80K €5/2 525 N. Arboleda,MH move in ready 94.9K M M O O O O R R E E H H A A V V E E N N / / L L A A K K E E P P O O R R T T / / O O R R T T O O N N A A €3/2 w/det. garage 499 Ave. R. $185K €3/2 Riverfront w/pool and dock $259.9K €891 Yacht Club 3/2 MH $65K €827 Yacht Club 2/2 M.H. $135K €Ortona Riverfront 4/3 w/pool 5 ac. $295K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House Lowry Ln. $110K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 Lowry Ln CBS Reduced $195K €3/2 Lrg. Home, 784 Ave. N. $185K A A C C R R E E A A G G E E , L L A A N N D D & & L L O O T T S S €27.5 acres Pioneer Plantation Reduced Only $60K €Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner Finance Avail. €Sky Valley Lots: deeply discounted Ready To BuildŽ €1.25 Acre lots Montura Ranch Estates $4500 €20 Acre, Ladeca, Wooded $150K €E. Del Monte/N. Francisco, Res. Lot $75K €185 Ac former shrimp/fish farm So. LaBelle $4,500 per acre €918 Acre former shrimp farm So. Clewiston $6,500 per acre €N. Fransisco Res. Lot $25K, Owner Financing €2 Residental lots horseshoe acres $5500 each €812 Maryland Ave. (Mobile Home Lot) $11,000 €10 acre Ladeca Center Ave $55K €2.5 Acre Lots, Pioneer, w/imp Starting at $24.9K C C O O M M M M E E R R C C I I A A L L / / I I N N V V E E S S T T M M E E N N T T / / R R E E N N T T A A L L S S €Moore Haven Medical Office w/ Equipment for sale or lease €Gas/Convenience Store, CR 833 $350K €Industrial/Rail Business Park, CR 835. Sale or Lease €Hwy 27, 14,279 sq. ft. Commercial Building $349K €Hwy 27 Frontage-Former Sonnys Lot (1.9 ac) $450K €525 E El Paso Office w/ apt. excellent condition $105K €Comm. Building Moore Haven U.S. 27 For Lease €.35 ac. Corner LotEast of Bello's Jewelry $65K €Corner Lot, Hwy. 27 Frontage reduced $148.5K €3/1 317 E. El Paso $750 mo. €3/2.5 Town Homes Lake Shore Villas $1,000mo €2/1 211 Margaret St $650 mo. €1/1 Eff. w/elec. $625 mo. FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! Employment Full TimeHOUSEKEEPERS Now hiring housekeepers please send resume to: maid2shine863@gmail.co m or call 863-233-1691. Se busca personas para limpieza de casas y o cinas por favor enviar su resume a: maid2shine863@gmail.co mo llame al 863-233-1691 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012

PAGE 14

Physician Practice Of ce Manager Hendry Regional Medical Center has an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to provide operational leadership as a physician practice of ce manager at our “Convenient Care Center” located in Labelle, Florida. The HRCCC, which spans approximately 14,000 square feet, is a Rural Health Clinic located on the west side of Hendry County serving the health care needs of the community in primary care, minor emergencies and workers comp. The Convenient Care center staf ng consists of LPNs, RNs, CMAs, patient coordinators, 2 physicians and 4 midlevel providers. In addition, specialty services for ENT, Surgery and Cardiology are provided on a part-time basis. Our clinical manager is responsible for the overall management of clinic day-to-day operations in accordance with HRMC’s mission and values to provide high quality health care services, close to home. This position must ensure economical and ef cient clinic performance working closely with the Physician Practices Director, Administration, Providers and Clinic staff. Areas of responsibility include: Management of Clinic Staff, Policy & Procedure Development, Financial Analysis and Performance, Medical Record Management, Provider Relations, Patient Flow and Satisfaction, and Marketing and Community Relations. Work situations will include a variety of duties and responsibilities that require technical expertise, basic clinical knowledge, problemsolving skills, accountability and patient service and satisfaction, decision making, organizational skills, and use of discretion and judgment. Educational Requirements: High School Graduate or Equivalent, College Degree preferred. Three to ve years in a healthcare clinic environment, such as a physician practice, urgent care, county health department setting, with a least 2 years in a supervisory or equivalent role. Pro ciency in Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Experience in medical coding and billing desired. Please visit our website to apply www.hendryregional.org. LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on March 5, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1997 Isuzu, VIN: JACDJ58V8V7900539 2001 Chevy, VIN: 1GNCS18W31K117817 We have the right to refuse any and all bids 410558 CN 2/23/2012 N O T I C E BBC meeting #2012-01 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Clewiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., in the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following properties located in the City of Clewiston: 500 South WC Owen Avenue, a.k.a. Sugarland Trailer Park This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Ordinances. All persons interested may appear and be heard. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk’s of ce at 863-983-1484 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Clewiston City Hall is a wheelchair accessible building. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Building Of cial 410595 CN 2/23/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, February 27, 2012 at meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 410103 CN 2/23/2012 IDEAL FAMILY VACATION HOME/ BUSINESS RETREAT20 ACRE RANCH(7 miles from LaBelle) 5/4 Ranch/home ~ Built 2004 ~ 2800 SF Wooded, Fenced, Pond, Paved Road~ OPEN HOUSE ~2/25 & 2/26 • Noon to 6 PM Phone owner for appt 863-673-5071 Ideal for homestead... Vacation home... Family holiday... Week-end retreat...etc. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES! OWN YOUR OWN RANCH or go partners with friends... family... business associates... church members. Raise your own cattle. Ride your horse. Park your RV. View Deer and Wild Turkey from your living room. MOTIVATED SELLER... PRICED TO SELL $265,000 Phone OWNER DIRECTLY 863 673 5071 Open House ASAP by appointment only Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAME 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 OTHE R CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on March 14, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILTY LANGUAGE: If you are a individual 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. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this February 13, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 410138 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12-18-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANK DALLAS JOHNSTON (SR) Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANK DALLAS JOHNSTON (SR), deceased, whose date of death was November 28, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME 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 February 23, 2012. Personal Representative: LORA LEON P.O. Box 2130 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Attorney for Personal Representative: ALISON C. HUSSEY, ESQ. Attorney for LORA LEON Florida Bar Number: 116165 Pavese Law Firm P.O. Box 100088 Cape Coral, FL 33910-0088 Telephone: (239) 542 3148 Fax: (239) 542 8953E-Mail:AlisonHussey@PaveseLaw.com410536 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found four horses from the Muse area and one from the Lakeport area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horses. 409860 CGS 2/16,23;3/1/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDuplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesGood Working Dell Desktop systems $75 & up. Available @ Star Food Store across from KFC in Clewiston. (863)517-2782 Houses Sale How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds FurnitureCHAIRS 2 upholstered chairs with ottomans, caramel color w/swirl design. Both $200 or will sell sep. (863)902-9469 Household Items10x6 area rug wh/fringe Rich jewel-tone colors teal, burgundy,ivory. No stains NICE $55.00/or best offer. (863)902-9469 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Belle Glade & South Bay 2BR, 1BA, $450 monthly & $600 deposit. (561)996-5420 Now accepting section 8 & government assistance. Houses RentHouse in Belle Glade 2 bedroom 1 bath call for more information 863-824-8726 Houses Sale Houses RentLABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, FR, LR, DR, Pool, $1250 + dep. (317)371-3171 River front 4BR 2BA, of ce, 2 car garage, on 3 acres, eat in kitchen, great room, screened porch, large covered boat dock. $1200/mo. First/sec. dep. (801)664-9530. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Hunting PropertyRetired professional and Ft. Myers resident interested in securing a few acres to hunt wild turkey in March, 2012. Willing to rent/lease land by day, week, season, or year. Also would be interested in hunting boar and deer. Call (239) 849-3369; or bllcumming@yahoo.com Lots SaleCLEWISTON 841 Redish Circle. Lot for your Mobile Home. Now accepting offers. Call: 863-677-0601. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleAqua Isle Adult Park 2br, 1 bath. 1 bed, dresser, washer/dryer, screen porch, utility room, carport, corner lot. Selling due to illness $5500 OBO 863-843-5097 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 CLEWISTONFurnished 12 x 60 mobile home, Tropical, Lot 50 Clewiston, 2br, 2ba, 11x33 screen room, newer appliances., 10x10 shed, shingle roof, carport (863)983-0980 Doublewide 5br, 3bath on half acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Very easy credit approval with low down payment. Call Larry 863-675-8888 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSaleNew 3bedroom, 2 bath doublewide. Dealer liquidation Sale. Only $45,900 includes setup and a/c Overnight credit approval with low down payment. Call Steve 863-675-8888 New 4br, 2bath doublewide. Jacobsen home ready to move to your lot. Only $57,900 setup and a/c included. Very easy nancing with low down payment. Call Kathy 863-983-4663 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Motorcycles1996 Kawasaki Z1 Elminator, $2,600.00 (863)902-9469 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Commercial TrucksFORD F700 1996 Dump Truck with 1998/763 Bobcat & Trailer. Total price $16,500. Call: (561)833-9346. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

PAGE 15

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 2473 2008 1074433-03000170050 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 5, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410323 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, 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 4238 2008 4104329-07022230070 Mario R. Mendez & Irma L. Mendez Lot 7, Block 2223, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410317 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3978 2007 4104329-13025330030 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Julie Prop-Birch Lot 3, Block 2533, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 56, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410306 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000874 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JOSE L. MUNOZ, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 8, 2012, and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-000874 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE L. MUNOZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE L. MUNOZ N/K/A MARGARITA OTALVARO; 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 FLOO R HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNT Y ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 14th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 2535, UNIT 13, PORT LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A UNIT 13, BLOCK 2535 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 February 9, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09076595 **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. 409962 CN 2/16,23/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder Vl, 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 2826 2007 4104329-0202430120 John C. Swearingen Lot 12, Block 2043, Port LaBelle Unit 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409281 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3867 2007 4104329-12025010380 Monica Dennis Lot 38, Block 2501, Port LaBelle Unit 12, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410301 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Seven K Estates Subdivision Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, for assessments on properties for drainage purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2012, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Tristan Chapman, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 408755 CB/CN 2/2,9,16,23/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K98A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Desilting, Pipe Lining/Clean & Seal, Video Inspection in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $296,000.00 E1K99A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Drain & Pipe Inspection & Repair & Surface Realignment & Void Filling in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $500,000.00 E1L00A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for North Port Mowing & Litter Removal in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $15,000.00 E1L01A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Long Line Striping & RPM removal & Replacement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $359,893.00 E1L02A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L03A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L04A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail & Fence Repairs in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $350,000.00 E1L05A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair and Side Drain Pipe Repair in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $200,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 410212 CGS/CB 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the loan commitment letters, proposed SFWMD water storage agreement, street lights, and signage, and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 408715 CN 2/9,16,23/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene Klasfeld Co Tr., the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3470 2007 4104329-09023010500 Sonia E. McDonald and Everton McDonald Lot 50, Block 2301, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410318 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES FOR REPAVING CR 835 FROM 7.66 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 6.65 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 430094 RFQ No. 2012-10 Opening Date and Time: March 8, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with repaving CR 835 from 7.66 miles South of US 27 to 6.65 miles South of US 27 in Clewiston, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in design, permitting, and construction inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., March 8, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 409451 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 Attention Comcast Customers in Clewiston, Lakeport and Moore Haven On Tuesday March 27th, 2012, the following programming change will occur to your channel lineup: • WXCW-HD (CW HD) High-De nition Limited Basic channel 435 will move to channel 436. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) if you have any questions. After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. 410188 CGS 2/23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12DR19 DANIEL MATTHEW BINDER, Petitioner and KIMBERLY WALKER BINDER, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Kimberly Walker Binder, 925 Washington Ave., Alton, IL 62006 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Daniel Matthew Binder, whose address is 1047 Mayford Lake Rd., Moore Haven, FL 33471 on or before 3-30-2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: February 2, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 409841 GCD 2/16,23;3/1,8/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 236 2007 1194428-A0000790000 John C. & Shelley Swearingen The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 19, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409234 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice 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 Denton ll, 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 2949 2007 4104329-03021030130 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 13, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409252 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

PAGE 16

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene Klasfeld Co Tr., the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3614 2007 4104329-10023710050 Walter Gray & Cisceline Gray. Lot 5, Block 2371, Port LaBelle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410322 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2472 2008 1074433-03000170040 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 4, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410319 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. Mckinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleet wood 14X52 Mobile Home, Vin No,: LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston Florida 33440. and on March 15th, 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. 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 409495 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 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 2510 2008 1314433-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5956, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410302 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pinot 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 1624 2006 1314433-A0002650000 Evora Hermis Lot No. 5879, Section “J-1”; The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410299 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 1883 2008 1244432-A0001220100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5195, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409279 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2010 2008 1264432-A0000200000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1057, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410313 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 1981 2008 1254432-A0002260100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter 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 5016, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409222 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 1980 2008 1254432-A0002240100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as tract 4999, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409239 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2272 2008 1354432-A0002380100 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 3881, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409264 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 1937 2008 1254432-A0001020000 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter 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 North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409245 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000491 MIAMI FIELD STATION BUILDING B47 REPLACEMENT (B381) AND CULVERT CROSSING REPLACEMENTS, MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FL 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 Monday, March 26, 2012 for the MIAMI FIELD STATION BUILDING B47 REPLACEMENT (B381) AND CULVERT CROSSING REPLACEMENTS, MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FL. Project Description: This project includes but shall not be limited to; the replacement of the Miami Field Station Culvert Crossings (two locations) to include: Demolition and disposal of the existing corrugated metal pipe culverts, construct new concrete pipe culverts and concrete headwalls, construct new water lines and re hydrants, construct new riprap on bank at culvert headwalls, replace damaged roadway at Field Station Entrances, construct new guardrail at Field Station entrances, temporary removal and reinstallation of existing light xtures at main entrance (to facilitate construction), and temporary support or relocation all utilities over the culverts. Construct a Pre-Engineered Metal Building on an existing concrete slab. Building will have customary utilities such as lighting, HVAC and plumbing. Building includes a 15T monorail and monorail canopy. Some foundation improvements are required. Work involves yard piping, re suppression supply and hydrants, plumbing tie-ins in yard, minor landscaping and sanitary piping. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Miami Field Station, 9001 NW 58th Street, Miami FL 33178. For directions call (305) 513-3420. 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. 410372 CN 2/23/2012 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 2270 2008 1354432-A0002320100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3876, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409270 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2364 2008 1364432-A0002470000 Rex C. & Mary Lou Ransom The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4171, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409265 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida Conservancy District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT By: /s/ Kenneth McDuf e Chairman 410233 SUN 2/23;3/1/2012 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 10:30 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson President 410231 SUN 2/23;3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

PAGE 17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY SIDEWALKS, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104 RFQ. No: 2012-11 OPENING DATE: MARCH 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wa llen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available inhouse or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410602 CN/CB 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 FM# 428104 BID No. 2012-14 Opening Date and Time: March 22, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Purchasing, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. Bidders must be registered with Purchasing in order to receive the plans and specs. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410600 CB/CN 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Investments 2234, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2555 2007 2024329-61000000060 Lyle F. McCandless Parts of Lots 2 and 3, Rosenberry Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records of Lee County, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of Lot 3 of Rosenberry Subdivision, of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, as a point of beginning; thence East, along the South boundary of Lot 3, a distance of 538 feet to the West line of Carlyle Street; thence North, along the West line of Carlyle Street, a distance of 231.80 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 175 feet; thence South, parallel to Carlyle Street, a distance of 151.80 feet; thence West, parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 363 feet to the West line of Lot 3; thence South, a distance of 81 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410311 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene Klasfeld DBA TCPA Properties, 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 1411 2004 1154432-A0001260100 Edward C. Lowe The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409286 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2904 2007 4104329-02020830130 John C. Swearingen Lot 13, Block 2083, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409266 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2156 2008 1274432-A0002430000 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, 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 175, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409284 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 3153 2007 4104329-06021980120 Deano’s Full Service Inc. Lot 12, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409241 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2575 2007 2024329-670000B0300 Javaris J. James Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said lots, Sunset Park Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409231 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2950 2007 4104329-03021030140 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 14, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409220 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice 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 2609 2007 2184329-03000002290 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 229 thru 240, Block 9, Evelyn Terrace, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409314 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 168 2007 1064428-A0001640000 John C. Swearingen The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410305 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 3039 2008 4104329-03021360340 John C. Swearingen Lot 34, Block 2136, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410315 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2474 2008 1074433-03000170060 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 6, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410314 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

PAGE 18

BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Sora is the most widespread and abundant of the North American rails, the Sora breeds across Canada and the northern United States and winters in the southern states including Florida and northern South America. This bird is also known by other names including the Carolina Rail, Soree or Meadow Chicken. Soras are secretive birds that are more often heard than seen. Their call is a loud descending whinny “whee-heehee-hee-hee-hee” or a two-noted “sorAH” call with the second note higher. The adult Sora is a small marsh bird, with a triangular body shape, slate gray body, and short yellow bill. They have strong legs and a short tail which is often held upright showing white underneath. Their face and bib are black. Immature Soras don’t have a black face and throat and are buffy brown on the chest. These little marsh-walkers forage for seeds, grasses, aquatic plants, insects, and snails while walking or swimming. Nesting activity is reported from April through early August on their northern breeding grounds. The female builds a saucer-shaped nest on the ground or a platform over shallow water. The clutch size ranges from eight-13 eggs which are incubated for 19 days. The eggs hatch over a span of two-13 days. Chicks are capable of walking or swimming short distances by the end of their rst day and are independent about four weeks of age. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips or to request information contact: Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Mark your calendar. Early bird registration for in Florida’s Big “O” Birding Festival ends March 1st. This birding, photography, and boat festival will be held March 28 through 31. Join us for the largest bird-themed event in South Central Florida, located on the Southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest lake. The event features boat trips on Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River. Some of Florida’s best known guides and birders will be leading trips and presenting programs during the event. Photographers will have opportunities to attend workshops and trips with professional photographer and instructor, John Lopinot. Wide vistas of blue skies, oak-canopied rivers, quaint small antique towns, and farming communities offer visitors a taste of inland Florida. Some of the state’s rarest plants and animals are found here including the Snail Kite, Florida Scrub Jay, and Florida panther. For more information, call 863-675-5264 or e-mail bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big “O” Birding Festival website www.bigobirdingfestival. com or www.facebook.com (search for big o birding festival 2012). REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS LEASE OR SALE OF WAYSIDE R.V. PARK CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-13 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MAY 23, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the lease or sale of the Wayside R.V. Park, 901 N. Francisco St., Clewiston, Florida (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0013-002.0). In order 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 May 23, 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 or sell 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 410346 CB/CN 2/23;3/1/2012 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 2436 2008 1074433-03000020110 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 11, Block 2, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410316 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 191 2007 1074428-A0001410000 Michael D. Kelly The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 7, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409244 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3701 2003 3014334-01001630130 Andrea S. & Ralph J. Marotta Lot 16 and 17, Block163, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409224 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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 2513 2008 1314433-A0000620000 GAME Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6014, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410309 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Inland Birding Fun: Sora (SORA) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEThe Sora is a secretive bird. Margaret England Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.66/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 52.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 17.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 35.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Gasoline prices have perked up a bit in the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “As we continue to move towards warmer weather, gasoline prices will follow, with prices accelerating higher at a faster pace come late March into April, so if motorists think this is bad, they should really hold on to their chairs,” DeHaan said. Gas Prices Update

PAGE 19

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Come meet Jerri, Carissa, Jamie & Brandi Along with all the other staff!LaBelle’s #1 Bar & Grill!863-342-8216870 W. Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle, FL 33935Live music Monday Thursday and Saturday Nights Home of the Top DrawŽ Bloomin Onion & the Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm The Prettiest Girls East of I-75 Plus 20 T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS Top DrawŽ Pitchers Tuesday $2 Domestic Bottles Wednesday $2 Captain Morgan Friday $1 Top DrawŽ Drafts 9pm to 11pm Saturday $6 Jager Bombs 9pm to Midnight Sunday $2 Bloody Marys CALENDAR OF EVENTSAll DayFriday Feb 24th Fish & Chips $6.99 the Hat Boys and the Decades Meets OSHA First Aid Guidelines Updated with the latest Science for First Aid, CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Superior Quality Trained – Empowered Prepared While you cannot predict when an emergency will occur, you can be prepared. In less time than you think, American Red Cross training can give you the vital knowledge and skills you will need to respond to a life-threatening situation with con dence. Red Cross training will teach you to: Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims Perform CPR Use an automated external de brillator (AED) on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest Give rst aid for a variety of injuries, such as burns, wounds, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold-related emergencies Manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure, bites and poisoning You will also receive an Adult Ready Reference Card that include full-color images and easy-to-read text that will walk you step by step through a variety of lifesaving skills. The skill cards will also serve as an excellent refresher and reference tool after training is complete. This is being provided for free from the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management Mark your calendar today for our next training sessions on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8 Street in Belle Glade. To register, go to www.RedCross.org and choose “Take a Class”. Will You Be Ready To Save A Life? Arrested Feb 9th by: Ofcer D/S Florexil – Released Feb 10th on Bond Aggravated Assault without intent to kill F w Shenyette Moore, 33Cruelty Toward Child Arrested Feb. 11 by Ofcer DS S. Chiappa Martin Vasquez Rodriguez, 24Fraud – Unauthorized use etc, public assist more than $200 Arrested Feb. 11 by Ofcer D/S J Allen Released Feb. 12 on Bond u t B Barbara J Rolle, 54DUI: Alcohol or Drugs Arrested Feb. 18 by Ofcer K White Released Feb. 19 Dennis Lee Bailey, 67Aggravated Assualt with deadly weapon without intent to kill Arrested Feb. 16 by Ofcer Cornelius Released Feb. 17 on Bond w i B Tequilliam Sharpe, 22DUI: Alcohol or Drugs Arrested Feb. 20 by Ofcer A Avey Released Feb. 20 Ronald Sims, 58Larc – Retail theft more than $300, Coordinated others Arrested Feb. 11 by Ofcer F. Greer Released Feb. 12 on Bond t e B Keshayla Dominique Smith, 18Cocaine possession Arrested Feb. 15 by Ofcer DS Allen Littlemack Williams, 32DUI: Alcohol or Drugs Arrested Feb. 20 by Ofcer K White Released Feb. 20 Joel Flores, 19Aggravated Battery – Victim pregnant Arrested Feb. 17 by Ofcer DS Escarra Released Feb. 18 on Bond V B Latravis Torrence, 27Larc – 20k less than 100k Arrested Feb. 20 by Ofcer DS S. Chiappa Released Feb. 20 on Bond B Elia Omar, 25 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.

PAGE 20

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Locations at: 161 US Highway 27 South Bay Fl 33493 Phone: (561)992-421 1 Fax: (561)992-471 1 629 US Highway 27 Moore Haven, Fl 33471 Phone: (863)946-0006 Fax: (863)946-0007 Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours: 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 can have a positive inuence on that perception. The hope is to show people that the Glades has much to offer and is, according to Ms. Sorrell, A beautiful place, with a beautiful lake, and beau tiful people. The festival should also prove to be a great family event. As a family-friendly event, activi ties to engage the little ones will be available. A bounce house will keep children busy but an opportunity to teach children culture through art is unique to the event. We want everyone to come out and enjoy the unique avors, diverse cultures and rich heri tage of citizens of Pahokee and the surrounding Lake Okeechobee communities, said Mattie Crawford, founder and chair of the Pahokee Heritage Music Festival. As part of the outreach effort to promote the event, organizers have promoted far and wide, encompassing the areas of Miami, Tampa, and even Orlando. People from all over Florida are encouraged to attend the event. Turnout projec tions for this year are around 1,000 people per day opposed to the couple hundred of last year, said Ms. Sorrell. The highlight of last years festival was probably the gospel sing. Local choirs made the majority of the music, says Sorrell. However, this year, more artists will be performing. The Pahokee Heritage Music Festival will showcase a wide variety of musical genres, in cluding jazz, reggae, Latin, R&B, country, gospel and rock. Some of the artists expected to per form include Silk, the CP3 Band, Soca star Kevin Lyttle, award-winning singer and guitarist Tairon Aguilera, The Florida Latin Beat, South Floridas R!M and more. Last year was just the kick start, said Sor rell. FESTIVAL Ms. Tomeu is especially excited with the work. For me it was amazing, rst of all because I grew up here and I happen to be a boater, said Ms. Tomeu, who had already dabbled in her own dock construction projects with her marina maintenance supervisor husband. This was not alien to her. She knows whats at stake: an important in dustry to the city. What hurt is you had all these people com ing for years with unbelievable shing and all of a sudden its closed, said Ms. Tomeu. Who knows, she said, maybe Belle Glade will vie for its own piece of the bass shing ac tion like neighboring cities have. It takes time to get that build up going, she said. MARINA PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA Funding has improved the overall look of the marina in Belle Glade. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com