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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Publication Date: 03-01-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Meeting in WPB highlights dire living conditions in some areas BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e Sun If there was a running undercur rent this week, it seemed to be that there has been enough talk; that the time for action is now. That seemed to be the consen sus of the county commissioners hosting Glades area representatives for a talk on Tuesday at the county chambers in West Palm Beach. Enumerating the various issues affecting the Glades cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, and focusing on the housing situation, the hosting county commissioners seemed as tired of the talks as any one else in the room. Ive watched these conversa tions occurring in the past, but the community, those boys and girls are still there, living in those same, dire PALM BEACH FIRE RESCUE S P EARHEADS E FF ORT TO SA F EGUARD MORE RESIDENTS BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e Sun For most people, a $30 re alarm from a supermarket is more than enough to add a layer of protection for the safety of most families. The loud, piercing alarms easily rouse most from even the deepest sleeps. Unfortunately those alarms are use less to the population of seniors and others with profound hearing loss. To these few, the sound of a train whistle is almost non-existent, the blare of a car horn faintly heard. Recognizing how vulnerable this group of people is to becoming vic tims of a re, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is mobilizing to reach out to seniors in the area. To that end, the county has been awarded a $160,000 grant appropri ated through the Institution of Fire Engineers, which received the grant to continue reducing the loss of life and injury from re. Five counties across the country received the same grant. Gerri Penney, PhD, is in charge of the program for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. According to her, there are approximately 16,000 seniors through out the county who fall under the clas sication of profoundly deaf. The problem with this low number has traditionally been the high cost of equipping residences with these unique alarms. Instead of relying on sound, the alarms use ashing strobe lights and appliances that ash the word FIRE. Most are equipped with a lower Thursday, March 1, 2012 50 Plus tax Vol. 86 No. 1 SEE AL A RMS SEE HOUSING SUBMITTED PHOTO Liz Cayson, Donia Roberts, Leigh Woodham, and her son, David Woodham rode in the Loop the Lake for Literacy this past weekend. Liz, Donia, and Leigh rode 15 miles each and David rode 60! They raised $2,100 for the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition and their team (Team Glades) won the team fund raising trophy. Pictured is Team Glades receiving the trophy pictured left to right are David Woodham, Honorary Chair Dolly Hand, Leigh Woodham and Liz Cayson. Donia Roberts is not pictured. Funding Pays for Alarms for People with Hearing Loss Belle Glade Housing Stock Priority Issue for County Loop the Lake for literacy

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Memorial Tournament/ Dinner A memorial tournament/dinner will be held on Saturday, March 3. It is being hosted at Slims Fish Camp in Belle Glade. The tournament is from Safe Light until 3 p.m. Dinner tickets are also being sold. The food will be served from noon to four p.m. The money raised will go to the McMillan Boys education fund. For more information or to sign up, please call Mona Miller at 561-996-6322 or Jeff McMillan at 561-261-9960. Lee University Symphonic Band Performs at Good Shepherd The Lee University Symphonic Band will give a concert at Good Shepherd Church of God in Pahokee on Sunday, March 4, at 6 p.m. The band consists of approximately 50 members who are students at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. Un der the direction of Dr. Mark Bailey, the band has been devoted to excellence in music with a heart for ministry. The ensemble is characterized by its eclectic repertoire which includes traditional concert band works, moving patriotic numbers, and contemporary praise and worship songs. The Symphonic Band regularly tours across the United States and around the world. Pastor James Brewer invites members of the public to enjoy this evening of entertainment and inspiration. The concert is free; however, a freewill offering will be received. The church is located at 1800 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee. Festival of Afro Arts The Executive Board of the Glades Festival of Afro Arts invites readers to participate in the 33rd Annual Afro Arts Parade to be held on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. This years 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 certicate of participation. Scholarship from American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists The American Society of Sugar Cane Tech nologists is offering monetary College Awards to qualied high school seniors graduating in 2012. You qualify if you satisfy these four points: (Belle Glade, Pahokee, Clewiston, Moore Haven) or if youre in a non-EAA high school, you have a parent/guardian employed in the sugar industry and/or is an active member in the ASSCT at least 3.0 an Academic Exercise (see below) Your Guidance Counselor has the 2 forms you need and will tell you who to send them to. The rst form is the Application Form. The second form is the GPA verication form, which your guidance counselor lls out for you. But dont procrastinate since these 2 forms must be sent to us (postmarked) no later than the appli cation deadline on Friday, March 2. Save the Date: The Academic Exercise will be held Saturday, March 10, at 8:30 a.m., in Belle Glade at the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. Your guidance counselor has a map. Col lege awards will be given to the highest-perform ing students. Typically, the Academic Exercise will include short essays and questions involv ing math, general science, and current events. It should take about two hours or so. General knowledge of the sugar industry is helpful, con sider our web site at www.assct.org. If you have further questions, please contact Billy Sanchez at 561-924-4403. Understanding through Education Over the years, the Palm Beach Sheriffs Of ce (P.B.S.O.) has expanded the involvement of community members in community-based crime prevention efforts by offering a Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens 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 commu nity, explain the operations of the Sheriffs Ofce, and encourage citizens to undertake measures to prevent crime victimization. The Sheriffs Ofce 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 Sheriffs Of ce Western Substation located at 38840 State Road 80, in Belle Glade. The course consists of eight weekly sessions. A course review and grad uation 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 ques tions 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, re minds new homeowners they may qualify for Floridas Homestead Exemption property tax savings benet. Florida grants qualied residents a standard $25,000 exemption off a propertys as sessed value. An additional exemption benet 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 per son, 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 owners primary residence as of Dec. 31, and the owner must be a permanent resident of Florida and cannot hold any residency-based benets in other Florida counties or states. For more infor mation, please call 561-355-2866. 2012 College Scholarship Program Property Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, CFA, is happy to announce that the Property Appraisers Ofce is now accepting applications for its 2012 College Scholarship program. The Property Ap praisers Ofce presents $1,000 scholarships each year to ve college-bound students. Since 1993, the Property Appraisers Ofce has award ed $99,000 in college scholarships. The application can be downloaded from the Property Appraisers web site at www.pbcgov. com/PAPA. The deadline to submit the 2012 ap plication 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 employ ee donations from participants in Friday Casual Dress Day. For more information, call 561-3553230. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Pioneer Park Elementary Differentiated Instruction: Mondays Professional Development featured Ms. Fartun Mohamud, with the Exceptional Stu dent Education Department, presenting an indepth, all-day training on Differentiated Instruc tion. Teachers from the Belle Glade Elementary and the Pioneer Park schools each received the text book: How to Differentiate Instruction in MixedAbility Classrooms, by Carol Ann Tomlinson, as a gift from their principals and the SIG grant. Dif ferentiated Instruction consists of meeting each individual student at his/her level of need. Ms. Mohamud emphasized that not all stu dents learn the same way. She demonstrated that this is also true among adults, as teachers, administrators, and support staff participated in varying learning activities that required each par ticipant to call on their own approaches. Many of these activities were reached by a collabora tive effort among the teachers, as those stronger in kinesthetic learning united with others stron ger visually, orally, or in a hands-on approach. Ms. Mohamud gave teachers journals to reect throughout the day on their learning and the ex perience of walking in their students shoes. Ms. Mohamud described an unschooled child thrust into a high-performing classroom. She asked teachers to imagine that childs fear and self-doubt coupled with the ability and desire to learn. Often the determining factor for student suc cess is the teachers expectations and heart. She stressed that saying a student is not motivated is an erroneous, unfair, and misleading state ment. One hand-out compared the traditional classroom with the differentiated classroom. A key element in the differentiated classroom is that students can make interest-based learning choices and present their learning in personalized portfolios. In the D.I. classroom, teachers col laborate with students on goals, then assess the barriers and are proactive in engaging students SC HOOL BRIEFS SEE SCHOOL

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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Who is a Christian?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchIn recent weeks there has been a national controversy over the question, “Just Who Is A Christian?” Everyone is afraid to give a clear-cut, de nite, and scriptural answer to this question. This is because of all of the “human tradition” that has ooded into many so-called “churches.” Jesus said, “In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrine the traditions of men.” Again He said, “He that rejecteth me and receiveth not My Word hath one that judgeth him, the Word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” As to how one becomes a Christian, just read the “Great Commission” in Matthew 28:18-20 and Mark 16:15-16, and further read the Apostle Peter’s answer on Pentecost to those who asked, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” These scriptures teach that one must Hear and Believe the Gospel (Good News), that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and arose the third day and that He has all authority in Heaven and Earth and that He has ascended on high where He is both Lord and Christ. Those who Hear and Believe this are told to “Repent and be baptized (immersed) in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). The Lord adds these to His one and only Church (Acts 2:47). This local church is one that continues steadfastly in the apostles doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers (Acts 2:47). Any question that one may have about a particular teaching on any subject can be found in the New Testament, since the Church is founded on “the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone.” The only name given by God for us to wear is the name “Christian” (Acts 11:26). Since many groups do not follow the New Testament, but human tradition, they are full of people who have not been converted to Christ in the rst place, and do not follow Christ’s Teachings in the second place. It really is not all that complicated. Jesus said, “The blind will follow the blind, and both will fall into the ditch.” We at First Christian Church are trying to get people out of the ditch of “human tradition” and win them to simple “New Testament Christianity.” We want to see the unity that Jesus prayed for (John 17:20-21) and the Apostle Paul plead for (I Cor. 1:10-13).Butter y LessonsBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchA man found a butter y cocoon and noticed a small opening appearing. He sat and watched as the butter y struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. The man, wanting to help the butter y, took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butter y emerged easily. The man continued to watch the butter y because he expected at any moment the butter y would ap its wings and y away. It didn’t happen. In fact, the butter y spent the rest of its life crawling around with shriveled wings and was never able to y. What the man did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butter y to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing uid from the body of the butter y into its wings so that it would be ready for ight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives in order to be strong enough to y. In the 15 plus years I have been raising butteries for release on Easter Sunday, I have learned much and have gotten the timing down. I plan for the butter ies to emerge the week before Easter, so each child who comes to church can release a butter y which has come out of a cocoon as a symbolic remembrance of Christ coming out of the tomb. This year is no different, and I will be ordering butter ies soon. Timing is everything to get a successful coming out experience. You receive the tiny caterpillars and put them in a feeding cup. They eat for about seven to 10 days, are in the chrysalis for seven to 10 days, and then emerge as butter ies. One year, following my timing schedule, I had plans for over 100 butter ies to emerge. None did. My timing was the same, but as of the Saturday before Easter, not one butter y had emerged. It didn’t look like a mass butter y release was going to happen that year. But God had other plans. By sunrise on Easter morning, one butter y had emerged. During the worship services, enough butter ies came out that we were able to have a release afterwards. That year was unique and special in that being newly out of their cocoons, the butter ies stayed on people’s ngers while they pumped their wings to get ready to y. A number of people were able to take a chrysalis home and celebrate “resurrection” again as their butter ies emerged in the days following Easter. Blessings owed. Let’s see: John’s timing: maybe 1. God’s timing: a hundredfold with addition blessings. There’s got to be a lesson in there somewhere.Scriptures; Living, EvolvingBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThe Bible has been criticized for being “chauvinistic” – excessively attached to one point of view over others. For example, in the case of marriage, writings suggest that males are predominant (e.g. 1 Corinthians 7, 1 Peter 3). Scriptures speak of the world known in their day. We tend to forget that those who wrote were divinely inspired were also people of their own times. They didn’t ride in automobiles, didn’t know about dental care, didn’t have cell-phones, lived in a world where slavery was common, were not likely to regard their wives as equal partners in marriage, had no systems of vaccinations for devastating illnesses, and on and on. Over time, and with God’s revelation, it becomes evident that we do not live as did our spiritual ancestors. We build on their heritage and inspired gifts; we bring the gifts of what God reveals to us in our own times. Nobody has surpassed Saint Paul’s hymn to love (1 Corinthians 13) which speaks to the heart of marriage and what it takes to make it succeed; or that, “they are no longer two but one (Mark 10:9)” with no mention about who is to be dominant or who is to submit. The Scriptures are the living word of God; and, like all living things, they will evolve, grow, incorporate what has come to us from God as we come to know Him a little better each passing generation. My earthly father was limited in the hours he could spend at home, unhappy when I didn’t do as well in school as he would have liked, protective in public-chiding in private, often too tired to go over my homework at a very elementary level. Later, I realized the stresses and strains of his world; he did a pretty good job of providing, parenting, protecting, and nurturing. I grew up. He was a product of his day and age; he stuck to his values and they carried him through. They laid the foundations for my life; not without changes or with the blessings of the advantages that my world has and his lacked. Likewise, as I think about those who laid our spiritual foundations; they were wonderful and great people, literally and guratively saints. We build on their foundations; we do things differently, we evolve and grow. As parents are proud of their children for doing better than they did; I can’t help believe that those who gave us our spiritual heritage would be proud of us when we move forward and work to make our world better than theirs. I want my child to do better than I was able to do; I am a product of my own day and age, and who am I to hold back or think that I always know best. Perhaps one of God’s greatest gifts is that we move forward, change, grow, evolve. His word, written and revealed in us, will one day lead to that kingdom where all things are perfected and made whole. RELIGION COLUMNS Jackie Miller Sam S. Thomas John Hicks “My earthly father was limited in the hours he could spend at home, unhappy when I didn’t do as well in school as he would have liked, protective in public-chiding in private, often too tired to go over my homework at a very elementary level. Later, I realized the stresses and strains of his world.”Rev. Sam Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 March 1, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a south wind between 6 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind between 9 and 11 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South wind between 6 and 8 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 77.13 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind between 5 and 11 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Hubert G. ‘Mac’ McCall, 79TRENTON — Hubert G. “Mac” McCall, of Trenton, 79, passed away on Feb. 18, 2012, at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Mr. McCall was born in Arcadia, Fla., on March 18, 1932. He served two years in the United States Army as a MP during the Korean War before receiving an Honorable Discharge where he then served seven years in the US Army Reserves. He owned Big Lake Construction Company in Clewiston, for ten years before resolving the company and retiring. Mr. McCall was a strong believer in Christ and was the Choir Director for several years with the Church of God. He loved to sh and loved to hunt. But most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. McCall was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Delilah McCall of Nocatee. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia McCall; son, Mike (Kymm) McCall of Clewiston; daughters, Becky (Chris) Hargrove of Wellington, Brenda (Dan) Olsen of Palm Beach Gardens, Karena (Wesley) Hamilton of Lake Worth, Regina (Mark) Ronie of Loxahatchee, and Johnnie (Eric) McCall-Lemon of Lakeland; stepdaughter, Yolanda Hancock of Rochester, N.Y.; stepson, Paul (Peggy) Moore of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Ellis (Virginia) McCall of Lake Placid, and Willis (Laverne) McCall of Bartow; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. McCall was laid to rest at Dorsey E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens in Lake Worth, on Feb. 22, 2012. Memorial Services were of ciated by Rev. Terry Davis of Trenton Church of God. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012Frances Andrews, 83CLEWISTON — Frances Andrews, Juanita to her family and friends, went on to Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the age of 83. Juanita was born Frances Juanita Barton to William “Aussie” and Frances “Estelle” Barton on August 13, 1928 in Pitts, Ga. She moved to Clewiston, in the 1940’s, where she married her husband, Leslie “L.P.” Andrews. Juanita was preceded in death b y her mother and father; her husband; and four children. She is survived by four children, Andrew (Evelyn) Andrews of North Carolina, Russell (Gloria) Andrews of Louisiana, Wanda Gail (David) Alderman of Okeechobee, and Sharon (Bill) Huggins of Lake City. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation was 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fla. Her home-going celebration followed at 1 p.m.; Pastors Eric Phillips and Doug Nickalson of ciated. Interment followed at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston, Fla. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to the Everglades Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1953, Okeechobee, Florid a 34973 All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. OBITUARIES BY MARK KINGAs the month of February ies by here on Lake Okeechobee, the bass shing has been best described as “awesome.” Catching 30 to 40 bass a day on wild shiners is no problem, and the arti cial bite has been almost as good. Most of the bass seem to be still on the outside grass close to the main lake, with a few bass in different areas moving in to spawn and then moving right back out to the outside. My clients have been having the time of there lives catching bass. I can’t even begin to tell you how many have caught the largest bass they have ever seen in their lives right here on the lake. I have been targeting the outside grass line from Cochran’s Pass to Pelican Bay with the deciding factor being the wind. Areas like the East Wall, Ritta Island, and Long Point have been really good places to sh. When shing with the shiners try to pick a point out on the main lake and anchor up, be sure to take a lot of bait because you will use up at least a dozen an hour if not more. The arti cial bite has been a little slow some days and really good others. I have been using the Charlie’s Worms Zipper Dipper and shing it slow like a worm along the outside grass line and back in, about a good pitch into the grass. I have also caught bass really well on a one ounce Medlock jig shed in most of the same areas that I’m shing wild shiners. This jig has a double weed guard that resists getting caught up in the weeds and the one ounce size has just the right fall. You will need to sh a trailer on this jig to make it work right, the bigger the better. When the wind is blowing a spinnerbait has been working just outside the grass on the main lake but if the wind blows too hard the water dirties up to much to sh a spinnerbait. I just can’t tell you in words how great Lake Okeechobee is shing right now, if you have ever had the desire to come to South Florida bass shing then now would be the time to make it happen. The crappie shing is still hit and miss with limits being pretty hard to catch right now. I have heard of a few bluegills being caught but it will be another month or so before it really kicks in. As most folks know I guide in the Florida Keys for tarpon during the season from mid April through June so if anyone is looking to catch a giant tarpon get a hold of me soon as dates are lling up quick. I will also be heading to the Venice-Louisiana area this fall for red sh season and will also start booking trips for big red sh on y and conventional tackle. Fishing is my life and if you would like a trip of a lifetime just give me a call and I can make it happen. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments There is a public health system in each community. The public health system does not mean county health departments alone. The public health system is de ned as the wide range of public, private, and voluntary organizations such as governmental agencies, school systems, health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, community-based organizations, local associations, businesses, and individuals. The function of this broad system framework is to work together collectively to improve the health of the community. The following diagram shows how we are all connected to each other within the local public health system: Some speci c responsibilities of the entire public health system are to: Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease Protect against environmental hazards and prevent injuries Promote and encourage healthy behaviors Assure the quality and accessibility of health services Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery The core functions of the public health system include: Assessment: Making regular, systematic collection, assembly, analysis and distribution of information on the health of the community, including statistics on health status, community health needs, and epidemiological and other studies of health problems. Policy development: Using the scienti c knowledge to assist in the decision-making about public health and taking a strategic approach to leadership for public health policy. Assurance: Engaging policy-makers, community partners, businesses, and the public to help determine what level of services are needed in the community. There are ten essential public health services and they are derived from the speci c responsibilities and core functions which include: Monitoring health status within the community Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards Informing, educating, and empowering people about health issues Mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety Linking people to needed personal health services Assuring a competent public health and personal health care workforce Evaluating the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of health services Conducting research for innovative solutions to health problems The Public Health Wheel best illustrates the relationship among core functions, speci c responsibilities and the ten essential public health services. There will always be challenges in rural communities. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 An environmental monitoring program to measure the effectiveness of the state-federal Kissimmee River Restoration Project has revealed a promising increase in wading birds and waterfowl, thriving aquatic invertebrates and improvements in water quality. “The abundant wildlife now seen along the Kissimmee is a powerful indicator of the bene ts of long-term investments in restoration,” said South Florida Water Management District (SFW MD) Executive Director Melissa Meeker. “The District’s documentation of these improvements provides us and our restoration partners—as well as the public—with critical insights into the ecosystem’s ongoing recovery.” Environmental monitoring conducted since completion of the rst phase of construction in 2001 has shown improvements in aquatic life, reductions in accumulated bottom sediments, reestablishment of oodplain wetlands and an increase in waterfowl and wading birds. Among the observations: The number of wading birds observed increased by 64 percent. Three species long absent from the river are now documented regularly. Shorebird species commonly observed jumped from 2 to 11. Waterfowl sightings increased dramatically—by 29 times compared to pre-restoration sightings. In addition, dissolved oxygen levels in the river have improved, which is critical for the long-term survival of sh and other aquatic organisms. Wetland vegetation, which once covered only 37 percent of the Phase I restoration area prior to construction, has fully achieved the restoration target of 80 percent coverage. In addition to an increase in wading birds, shorebirds and waterfowl, the numbers of wetland-dependent marsh birds and songbirds have also increased since restoration began in 2001. These results suggest that after construction is complete in 2014 and hydrologic conditions are fully restored in 2015, the region is on track to achieve its goal of restored ecological integrity in the Kissimmee River and its oodplain. Ecological monitoring is scheduled to continue for at least ve years after project completion to guide management of the ood control system and evaluate the ultimate success of the restoration project. The Kissimmee Basin is the headwaters of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project is a partnership between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that has been in place for more than 20 years. T he Army Corps is responsible for construction, and the District is responsible for land acquisition and restoration evaluation monitoring. Project construction is scheduled for completion in December 2014. Kissimmee River Restoration Attracts Wildlife PHOTO / SFWMDBirds are plentiful in the areas around the restored Kissimmee River. PHOTO / SFWMDWhite Ibis, great egrets, snowy egrets and wood storks forage in the Phase II area.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on March 14, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for “nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on March 27, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: VA12-0001 Applicant/Agent: Ms. Angie Williams, represented by Matt Stanton III, Stanton Mobile Homes Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF 10 FEET FOR A FRONT SETBACK OF 15 FEET FOR A MOBILE HOME IN THE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL … MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT Location: 713 Arkansas Ave, Clewiston, FL Property size: 0.17 acres +/Request: The applicant is requesting a variance of 10 feet for a front setback of 15 feet instead of 25 feet in the High Density Residential …Mobile Home (RG-3M) for a new mobile home. Legal description of subject property: LOT 17, BLOCK E, HARLEM ADDITION #8, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 137 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Orvell Howard, Chairman Tris Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonTowns around Lake Okeechobee are in the running for the Top Ten Great Backyard Bird Count positions for the Feb. 17, 18, 19 and 20 count held in the U.S. and Canada. The deadline for submitting data online at www.birdcount.org or for mailed entries is March 5. The nal results will be posted in April. Some of the Feb. 23 online result reported Clewiston as #8 for reporting 93,497 individual birds. Some other Top Ten tallies were LaBelle #1 with 60 Painted Buntings and #2 with 29 Indigo Buntings. Okeechobee w as #6 with 39 Painted Buntings being reported. Clewiston was #1 for 59,607 American Coots and 27 Purple Swamphens. Clewiston was #8 with 7 Indigo Buntings and placed #3 for reporting 764 w intering American White Pelicans which is a bird of least concern. The American White Pelican is one of the largest North American birds. It is a large, heavy, w hite waterbird with a wingspan as great as nine and a half feet. The wings are long and broad with black wing tips. Its short legs and webbed feet are reddish-orange or pink. They have a long reddish-orange or pink bill w ith a pouch that can hold up to three gallons of w ater. Juvenile American White Pelicans are similar to the adults, but have dirty grayish markings on the head and back. They are usually silent, but nestlings make w hining grunts for food and adults have low hoarse display calls. They do not dive for sh, but scoop up prey which consists mainly of sh, cray sh, tadpoles, and salamanders. They are often seen shing in groups where they will swim on top of the water and make a circle in order to concentrate sh. They will dip their heads under water simultaneously to catch the sh. In the summer, adult American White Pelicans breed in colonies in the interior of Western Canada and the Northwestern United States where they build nests on the ground that they rim with dirt, sticks, and other debris. The female lays one to three eggs which both parents incubate with their large webbed feet. The eggs hatch in about a month. Both parents take care of the young. The strongest chicks leave the nest and join a pod or crche of young pelicans when they are 17-28 days old. The young edge at about 10 weeks of age. During the March 28 to 31 Big "O" Birding Festival, there will be trips in Hendry and Glades County in search of wintering and resident birds in inland Florida. Join in the search for White Pelicans, Wood Storks, Snail Kites, Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Purple Swamphens, and the returning Swallow-tailed kites. For more information, call 863-675-5264 or email bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big "O" Birding Festival web site at www.bigobirdingfestival.com or www.facebook. com (search for Big "O" Birding Festival 2012). 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 a GBBC data form contact Margaret England by email at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695. Visit the HGAS web site at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: American White Pelican (AWPE) Margaret England PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDAmerican White Pelican in ight.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 while providing multiple learning prole options. Differentiated Instruction is student-centered, engaging, relevant, and blends the instructional dynamics of whole class group, and individual needs. D.I. is also organic with teachers making needed adjustments for students. Teachers culminated the day by jig-sawing the textbook, forming brief chapter clubs with cohorts and returning to their tables to present and learn. Snacks, goodies, door-prizes, and the uid pace and student-centered focus of this workshop made it an invaluable training asset. Guided Reading: Over the past two weeks, grade level teach ers took turns honing their Guided Reading skills with Kristen Rulison, K-5 Reading Specialist. Teachers from the Belle Glade Elementary and the Pioneer Park schools began their training by reading the poem, Wash in the Street, by Ann Turner. The teachers then shared what the poem meant to them and how they arrived at that meaning. They were amazed at the multitude of complex reading tools they used to assign mean ing to the text. Ms. Rulison pointed out that if the adults need to tap into their entire adult reading arsenal to gure out one poem, then they need to ensure that they are equipping each student with every tool that can be given. Ms. Rulison gave a brief Reading Running Records coding refresher. The teachers then reviewed their students records and confer ence notations with eyes toward student levels and needs. They then read Designing Guided Reading by Fountas and Pinnell. The teachers later presented on their reading, with Ms. Rulison coaching in. Ms. Rulison modeled a guided reading and word work session with students as teachers listened in and took notes. Later the teachers previewed and outlined leveled books, then they gave a guided reading and word work session to students as Ms. Rulison coached in. Finally, the teachers reected on the successes and tweak ing-needed parts of their sessions. Following are some tips for successful Guid ed Reading groups: Know the text; the focus of Guided Reading is on comprehension, keep exible grouping in mind; the teaching is on-thespot and needs-based, Students read silently as teacher taps-in and works with each successive individual student, the word work is brief, mod eled and focused, encourage higher order think ing while building condence, and select slightly higher reading levels to stretch and grow the readers. Parent FCAT Night: Parents and students were welcomed with open arms to Pioneer Parks FCAT Night on Thursday, Feb. 23. Mr. Johnson and the third, fourth, and fth grade teachers united to teach and better-equip parents to better assist their child/children in their FCAT readiness. Parents, remember the Parent University is here for you to gain the resources and knowl edge to help your child. You are encourage to come and meet with Mr. Johnson to check out books, learning games, and request the materials you need to help your child excel. Happy Black History Month: Hey people out there reading this, you need to get out of your seat in honor of the people of Black History Month. Lets thank Dr. Martin Lu ther King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglas, and many more for their protest against slavery and segregation! If it wasnt for them, there would still be slaves and segregation. It doesnt matter about the color of your skin, we are all the same on the inside; just different colors on the outside. God made us this way and that way is the same. Happy Black History Month! Jairi Williams and Zakya Evans Fourth Grade Gove Elementary Top Volunteers: Congratulations to the following volunteers for being selected as the Top Volunteers for the month of January: Lara Betancourt, Fatima H. Flores, Amanda Ford, Lucille Holley, John Ku jawski, Clara Lopez, Caridad Lopez, Mercedes Navarro, Willie Perry, Dayana Ramirez, and Ja net Towell. They each contributed over ten hours of volunteer work during the month of January. Students and staff appreciate their hard work and support. Business Partners: Special thanks to all of the businesses, or ganizations and community agencies that have joined the VIP Business Partnership Program at Gove Elementary. Currently, there are 69 orga nizations that have contributed to the academic achievement and wellness of students. These businesses and organizations have been involved with the students and the school in the following ways: mentoring, donating school supplies, uniforms, toys, books, incentives and door prizes for parent trainings, sponsoring families, providing nancial support for trips, vol unteering, participating in the School Advisory Council and Parent Teacher Organization, and promoting health and wellness initiatives for all. Thanks for the continued support. Fine Diner Award: Congratulations to the following homerooms for earning the Fine Diner Award for the month of January: McAllister, and Ms. Mayorquin. De Jesus. ESE: Ms. J. Smith, Ms. Collins, Ms. Shannon, and Ms. Luma. Ms. Guerry, Ms. Gonzales, Ms. Michno, and Ms. Barreto. Brown, Ms. Mangual, Ms. M. Dortaand Ms. Gold man. Rice, Ms. Rimes, and Ms. Nassopoulos. Jacks, Ms. Lutz, and Ms. Easdale. Students will be receiving a special dessert in the cafeteria compliments of PTO. Thanks to Dr. Riker for overseeing this program. 100th Day of School: Students in Mrs. Charrons third class cele brated the th Day of School by making very interesting posters. Each poster contained 100 items depicting a particular theme. From pizza toppings to special messages, each project il lustrated the number in a very unique and creative way. The projects were displayed in the third grade hallway for all to enjoy. Kudos to Mrs. Charron and her class for celebrating the th Day of school in a fun and memorable way. Science Fair Winners: Congratulations to the following primary classrooms and upper grade students for being selected as winners in the science fair held in January: Kindergarten: 1st and 2nd Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Dorta, 3rd and 4th Mrs. McAllister and Mrs. Mayorquin. First Grade: 1st: Ms. Malbog, 2nd: Mrs. Lopez / Mrs. Collier, 3rd: Mrs. Spotts, 4th: Mrs. Collier. Second Grade: 1st: Mrs. Smith/ Mosely, 2nd: Ms. Michno, 3rd: Ms. Dixon, 4th: Mrs. Smith/Mosely. Third Grade: 1st: Ms. Chaves, 2nd: Ms. Chaves, 3rd: Ms. Hodkins, 4th: Dr. Russell and Mrs. Goldman. Fourth Grade: 1st: AlDajah Laws, 2nd: Roberto Castro and Juan Perez (group), 3rd: Johnathan Moore, 4th: Lis beth Ramirez, Anaya Brown, and Dennis Ortez (group). Fifth Grade: 1st: Greg Baltazar, 2nd: Omari Burgess, 3rd: Tamia Augustin and Nayelli Martinez (group), 4th: VonKevious Tensley. First and second place winners will represent the school at the district fair to be held in May. Special thanks to all who participated and to Mrs. Bedsole, Science Coach, for coordinating this an nual event. Math Challenge Awards Ceremony: The Math Challenge Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to recognize stu dents in grades three to six who increased one or more levels in math from the Fall to the Winter Diagnostics. Over 120 students were recognized during the ceremony for meeting this rst math challenge of the year. Each student received a math medallion and a special ice cream sundae cone for achieving the goal. In addition, students who earned the high est number of points for their respective grades were also recognized during the ceremony and awarded with the Principals Award. Thank go to Mrs. Burlison, Math Coach, for taking the initiative to recognize students who exceled in math and for coordinating the event. A second challenge was announced during the ceremony to motivate the students to continue to thrive in the area of math. Belle Glade Elementary Belle Glade Elementary School was host to a Meet and Greet on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Par ents, teachers, and students joined June Aver sano, Area Resource Teacher, Roxanne Curtiss, Principal, and Sally McCarthy, ESE Coordinator in welcoming Dr. Rosemary Daniels, Gifted Special ist 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 ap proaching on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Please mark your calendars now as the school 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. The school is having an after-school tutorial for writ ing 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 Day Upcoming Events March 2 March 12. Breakfast in Tripp Hall and Fair in the gym day, March 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 10 to 14 25 to 27 Lower School Field Day The Lower School students will have Field Day on Thursday, March 15. Students K-3 through 6th grade will participate in numerous sport ac tivities. Teachers will coordinate all events and prepare a fun-lled day for all to enjoy. The up per school Field Day will be on March 16th and it will be an early release day. 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 com municate 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 teachers lounge (room 16) in the Upper School. Scholastic Book Fair Family Fun Night Glades Day School will offer a family fun night for parents to visit the Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday, March 15. This will give parents an opportunity to visit the book fair during the evening hours of 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. The book fair store will be avail able for students from March 12-16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reading Counts Reading Counts awards for the third term will be held in the gym on Wednesday, March 7. Fri day, March 2, will be the last day for students to test for the third term. Blood Drive The National Honor Society will host a blood drive on Wednesday, March 14, on campus. Please stop by and support the blood drive. 30 Hour Famine Glades Day Schools FCA had their fourth 30 Hour Famine this past weekend. Over forty students participated and rose over $2,000. This event gave students the opportunity gather do nations and raised awareness of starvation all around the world. The students experienced fasting with a bibli cal knowledge of the call to help others and it touched the hearts of many. Popcorn Popcorn will be sold every Friday for $.50. All proceeds will go towards the Reading Counts program. SCHOOL

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Belle Glade Branch The Belle Glade Library is located at 530 South Main Street in Belle Glade. You can contact them at 561-996-3453. Adult Discussion on Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m. En Child Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and up. (45 min. Teen Clarence E. Anthony Branch in South Bay tact them at 561-992-8393. Adult Child up. (45 min.) and up. (45 min.) a.m. (45 min.) Loula V. York Branch in Pahokee them at 561-924-5928. Child ister. 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: 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Palm Beach County Library Calender The tness craze thats taking over the Glades BY JESSICA SCHULTZ e Sun rst Zumbathon hosted by Alicia and Marcel characterized by impaired social interaction and The Sun Alicia to Belle Glade. Since she teaches a Zumba class Glade on Main St. Questions can be e-mailed to 561-985-2191. How Often Do You Zumba? WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Matt and Janice Lewis of Belle Glade are pleased to announce the engagement of their daugh ter, Amanda Lewis to Dustin Lowman, son of Larry and Elizabeth Lowman of Clewiston. Dustin and Amanda are both employed at the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The couple is planning a November 2012 wedding. DUSTIN LOWMAN ENGAGEMENT AMANDA LEWIS & Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation 17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com NEW NO N -SMOKI NG SLOT ARE A D RAWING O N SATURDAY, MAR CH 31, 2012 AT 10PM BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Like us on Facebook *May not accurately represent vehicle won. Earn Entries Daily and Win a N ew 2012 Mercedes Benz C250!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Management reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Each year, more than 2,500 educators attend the annual School District of Palm Beach Coun tys Technology Conference. The conference will be held on Monday, March 26, at Santaluces Community High School in Boynton Beach. and this years theme is, We Have an App for That: Innovative Teachers. Teachers and administrators from other pub lic and private schools in Palm Beach County and surrounding counties are invited to partici pate. In addition, educators from local colleges and universities are also invited to attend. This promises to be an innovative learning experience for all. To register and for more in formation visit the conference website at https:// techconf.palmbeachschools.org. This years keynote speaker will be inter nationally renowned speaker, Rushton Hurley, founder and executive director of the educa tional nonprot, Next Vista for Learning. Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, teacher trainer, educational technology researcher, and school reform con sultant. The closing speaker is Travis Allen, a young visionary for digital learning in the classroom. Only a few years ago, while still in high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolu tionizing education in America through mobile learning. Today, Travis is a junior at Kennesaw State University (KSU), where he operates his growing non-prot organization, The iSchool Initiative. Other featured speakers include Mark Benno, Apple Area Development Manager and Curricu lum Evangelist; John Couch, Apple Vice Presi dent of Education; Hall Davidson, Senior Direc tor of Global Learning Initiatives for Discovery Education; Lance Rougeux, Director of Discov ery Educator Network; and Dean Shareski, Digi tal Learning Consultant for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK and contributor to Tech for Learning and Hufngton Post. As in the past, the conference will feature a variety of other nationally known speakers, a large offering of breakout sessions, a leadership track, and an extensive vendor hall. The SDPBC technology conference is self supporting and made possible with the gener ous assistance of sponsors and vendors. Proceeds from the yearly Technology Confer ence help fund the Pat Oliphant Memorial Stu dent Technology Service Scholarship recogniz ing students outstanding service and support to their schools and/or communities in the areas of technology. This year, an Innovative Educator Contest is being held where Palm Beach County teachers were asked to demonstrate how they use tech nology in the classroom to enhance positive learning outcomes while increasing student en gagement and success. Numerous teachers submitted project exam ples demonstrating innovative uses of technol ogy. The winners will be honored at the confer ence Opening Session. For more information contact Lee Kolbert at 561-714-8180 or 561-434-8497 or via e-mail at lee.kolbert@palmbeachschools.org. School District to Hold 14th Annual Technology Conference SUBMITTED PHOTO Social Studies Academic Games Belle Glade Elementarys Gifted class competed in Palm Beach Countys Social Stud ies Academic Games. Students had to know all news from the 2011 year, presidents one through 25, Supreme Court Justices, court cases, and the judicial branch of government. The team placed 12th in the overall competition; there were 23 elementary and middle schools in the competition. They did excellent and the school is very proud of them. Not pictured: Karen Hernandez and Lakwanza Watson.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 BY MICKIE ANDERSON UF Iron is a key mineral for human health. Too much of it in your body or too little can lead to major health problems. University of Florida researchers have discov ered that an iron-absorption process thought to happen only within cell membranes can also happen within the interior of iron-decient ro dents intestinal cells. The nding suggests there is at least one unidentied protein involved in iron absorption, and that it may help maintain proper iron levels in the blood by mediating iron extraction from the diet. The scientists, led by Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member James F. Collins, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition who specializes in molecu lar and biochemical aspects of nutrition, recently published their ndings online in the journal Pro ceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Iron absorption in humans is still a somewhat mysterious process, but Collins said the team hopes its ndings can someday be used to allevi ate suffering from iron-related health problems. Understanding exactly how the process works could reveal therapeutic targets where one could modulate the process of iron absorp tion, he said. You could potentially give some body iron and they would absorb it better or you could block the process in conditions of ironoverload. From the time you sit down for a nice steak or a big spinach salad, your bodys process for han dling and dispersing that iron is a complicated one, to say the least. Once iron reaches the intestines, it must go through a reduction process so that it can be ab sorbed by intestinal cells. Then it must be modi ed again, through a process called oxidation, so that it can bind to a protein in the blood plasma called transferrin, which delivers the iron to cells throughout the body. A protein called hephaestin that is contained in intestinal cell membranes is part of the oxida tion process that allows iron to be transported into the circulatory system. But the mutant mice the scientists studied didnt have hephaestin, yet they were able to sur vive and had only mild iron deciency indicating that hephaestin was important but not absolutely necessary for iron absorption. So we hypothesized that theres something else going on there. And thats what weve done in this paper, weve described an activity we cant ascribe it to a single protein yet so weve described another potentially important player in this process, Collins said. Greg Anderson of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and a widely known expert in iron metabolism, was not part of the study, al though one of his graduate students is one of the papers co-authors. The implications of this work are consider able, he wrote in an email. The Collins work helps us to understand the main regulatory step in iron absorption, the movement of iron from the cells lining the small intestine and into the circulatory system. If we can understand this process in detail, we may be able to design therapeutic interven tions that can alter how much iron you absorb, by either decreasing it or increasing it. Collins said his lab will continue the National Institutes of Health-funded study, by working to separate and identify proteins in intestinal cells, track their activity, and pinpoint the one that is doing the iron-absorption work in mice lacking hephaestin. The research team included Perungavur Ran ganathan, a biochemist and IFAS research assis tant scientist (whom Collins credited as making the observation that led to their initial hypoth esis); Yan Lu, a UF doctoral student in nutritional sciences, and Brie Fuqua, a doctoral student at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia. UF/IFAS Scientists Findings Shed Light on Bodys Iron-Absorption Process The Expedition team visits the Archbold Biological Station and its scientists The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, a 100-day, 1,000-mile trek to raise awareness of a functional ecological wildlife corridor that spans the entire state of Florida, returned to the site of its inspiration Archbold Biological Station in Southeastern Highlands County. On Feb. 21, the expedition team consisting of renowned photojournalist, Carlton Ward, Jr.; bear biologist, Joe Guthrie; and lmmaker, Elam Stoltzfus; entered the Stations south gate. They had been joined the previous day by the Sta tions executive director, Dr. Hilary Swain, who camped with them overnight and helped guide them through the Stations property the follow ing day. Archbold Biological Station is an indepen dent, not-for--prot research facility located on the southern-part of the Lake Wales Ridge. The Station is dedicated to long-term ecological re search, conservation, and education focused on the organisms and Florida scrub habitat of the unique Ridge. Its all part of the global effort to understand, interpret and preserve the worlds natural heritage. The Expedition was inspired by a research project started in 2004 at Archbold Biological Sta tion devoted to tagging and monitoring Florida black bears in Highlands County. During the re search, the biologists recorded many bear move ments including a 500-mile dispersal throughout central Florida of a young male Florida Black Bear wearing a GPS collar. The bear, known as M34, traveled a total distance of more than 500 miles throughout the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area, covering 105 miles from north to south. Intrigued by the bears journey, and armed with knowledge from many other studies of wildlife corridors throughout the state, the team decided to raise awareness of Floridas land and water connectivity possibilities for wildlife like M34. Its exciting to be here on day 35 of our 100 day journey because the idea of this expedition began at Archbold, remarked explorer, Carlton Ward, Jr. Archbold Alumni and University of Kentucky bear biologist Joe Guthrie began his study of bears at the Station. Im thankful that Archbold is here to continue to support the bear project. The Expedition team arrived at Archbold Biological Station on Tuesday to meet with the Stations scientists and interview them for a documentary being produced by Stoltzfus on the teams journey. Stoltzfus commented, Im documenting this expedition so the public can begin to understand about our wildlife corridor and its importance. The two-hour lm is sponsored by Mosaic Com pany and when completed will air on PBS sta tions. The Expedition team rst met up with Zach Forsburg the Orianne Society who is conducting a telemetry study on Indigo snakes. The study tracks micro-chipped snakes to discover their movements and territories. The Expedition team watched as Forsburg tracked one of his study snakes to its current location in a gopher tortoise hole, providing the team with some of the spe cies natural history. Next, the team encountered post-doctoral researcher Jennifer Smith of Virginia Tech. She is continuing a long-term research project on caracara. This large species of falcon thrives on the pasture habitats prevalent in this region of Florida. Smith took the team to see a nesting pair of caracara on the Archbold Reserve. This 3,600acre grassland just west of the main Station is home to ongoing restoration projects. The following day, the Expedition team in terviewed a few of Archbolds scientists includ ing Dr. Eric Menges, Program Director for the Stations Plant Ecology Program. Menges gave a walking tour of the property focusing on the many rare plants of the southern Lake Wales Ridge. All plants produce chemicals to reduce how much bugs eat them, he says. And some of the chemicals that are in scrub plants were new chemicals to science that never had been found and never been manufactured before. Its just another reason these organisms are worth protecting, because they may have direct uses to humans that we dont know about yet. Later in the morning, Dr. Reed Bowman, the Stations Avian Ecologist, took the team, some members of the media and other visitors, on a walk through the scrub next to the Stations buildings. Dr. Bowman gave the group an expla nation of how wildlife corridors and connectivity are important even for relatively sedentary birds like scrub jays. The scrub jay is Bowmans area of expertise and he and his team are responsible for maintaining this longest-running study of a bird population in North America. After the interviews, the team and guests re turned to the new Frances Archbold Hufty Learn ing Center to conduct a panel discussion. Joining in the discussion was Dr. Tom Hoctor, director of the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning at the University of Florida. He joined the team for the days trek. Ive seen the corridor on maps dozens of times, but being able to walk it and actually experience it was very gratifying, said Hoctor. At the panel discussion, he shared the current statewide plan ning effortthe Florida Ecological Greenways Network. The maps Hoctor displayed showed the current protected lands and areas of oppor tunity to connect the lands to provide a more ac cessible corridor for wildlife to navigate. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission Deputy Director of Habitat Species and Conservation, Thomas Eason, was also on the panel discussing the Cooperative Conservation Blueprint and the statewide bear management plan. Julie Morris of Wildlands Conservation rounded out the panel explaining the strategies for corridor connections through public and landowner outreach. On Fe. 22, the explorers crossed the north gate of Archbold Biological Station and con tinued their 100-day, 1,000 mile trek. Along the way, they will stop for meetings with dignitaries and scientists at the Kissimmee River, the Green Swamp, Disney Wilderness Preserve, Ocala Na tional Forest, St. Johns River and many other lo cations. For more information about the Archbold Biological Station and the various research being conducted there visit www.archbold-station.or g To follow the expedition, view the calendar of activities and download photos and additional media materials about the Florida Wildlife Cor ridor project, visit http://www.oridawildlifecor ridor.or g Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Comes Back to its Birthplace Im documenting this expedition so the public can begin to understand about our wildlife corridor and its importance. Filmmaker, Elam Stoltzfus

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CLEWISTON 2203 Everhigh Acres Rd., 03/03 03/04, 8 am until... Multi family sale. A little of everything. Tools, drywall etc. 863-983-8792 or 863-599-0121 for directions. Balloons & signs off hiway 80. House Canal Access For Rent 2/2 Lakeport $650 Month Call Leo (863)699-1920 WILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 LIFEGUARDS Central County Water Control District is looking to hire lifeguards for the summer. Please apply in person at the Central County of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates. Monday Thursday 7am to 5pm. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. MH THERAPIST Need MH Therapist for children’s outpatient services in HendryGlades Co. schools. Must have Master’s in Psychology/Sociology or related eld. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. For info, call Dee (Dir. of HR) at (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@ embarqmail.com. SERVERS AND COOKS Full and Part time. Experienced. Must apply in person at Roland Martin Marina 920 E Del Monte Ave Clewiston, FL 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 *. Garage/ Yard Sales Special Notice Special Notice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad.

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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. Clinical Case Manager (RN or Social Worker) Must have 2 years hospital case management, clinical and/or social work experience, verbal, written and computer data skills. Will coordinate care and services for selected patient populations. Able to demonstrate leadership, decision making and problem solving skills. Bilingual Spanish/English pref. Fax resume & cover ltr to FL Community Health Ctrs. (561) 844-1013 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. PEDIATRIC DENTAL ASSISTANT Pediatric Dental Assistant, 1+yrs. exp., pay + bene ts. Resume to: mkantor@northwesternmanagement.com or fax 561-526-2576 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. Duplex 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. Good Working Dell Desktop systems $75 & up. Available @ Star Food Store across from KFC in Clewiston. (863)517-2782 CHAIRS 2 upholstered chairs with ottomans, caramel color w/swirl design. Both $200 or will sell sep. (863)902-9469 10x6 area rug wh/fringe Rich jewel-tone colors teal, burgundy,ivory. No stains NICE $55.00/or best offer. (863)902-9469 1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 Belle Glade & South Bay 2BR, 1BA, $450 monthly & $600 deposit. (561)996-5420 Now accepting section 8 & government assistance. Huge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1700 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 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. Share a house $300 plus 1/2 elect. bill. Free direct tv / phone no pets /Prefer single couple or single person (in Montura, Clewiston) (239)826-5226 Lakeport Patty’s Bait & Tackle Shop Hwy. 78 & Martin Blvd. bldg/commercial propany business-turn-key bait/tackle shop w/loyal customers, everything incl. Will consider lease &/or OF $90,000.00, Owner retiring. Call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155 or visit. 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 Lakeport — 2BR/2BA older MH w/upgrades, 1/2 acre, roof over huge frt. Porch, 3 sheds, 2 cov. parking, now rented @ $600 mo. O.F. @ $68,000.00, with $5,000.00 down, $1,000.00 per mo, + prop taxes/ins. Entire amount to mortg. Paid in full w/in 5 yrs. Cash @ $65,000.00-call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155. New 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 1996 Kawasaki Z1 Elminator, $2,600.00 (863)902-9469 JOHN DEERE Gator 2001 model, 6x4. Starts and runs good $2750 863-675-3330ANNUAL 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 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 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. 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Public Notice 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of South Bay Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay, Florida 33493. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 410977 CN 3/1/2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SALE OR LEASE OF OFFICE BUILDING 622 W. SUGARLAND HIGHWAY, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MARCH 23, 2012@ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the sale or lease of the Clewiston Of ce Building, 622 W. Sugarland Highway, Clewiston, Florida 33440 (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0338-003.2), a 1,440 sq. ft. building. 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 March 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 411162 CN/CB 3/1,8/2012 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 ?k Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit to E R Jahna Industries Inc, Kirk Davis, Ortona Sand Mine, P O Box 840, Lake Wales, Florida 33859 for the Ortona Mine. This permit authorizes the permittee to discharge 2.8 million gallons per day, annual average daily ow, of process wastewater to a barge canal connected to the Caloosahatchee river. The facility is located at latitude 26o48’44” N, longitude 81o17’46” W on State Road 78, Ortona, Florida, in Glades County. Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department’s draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Nolin Moon, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department’s South District Of ce within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number; the applicant’s name and address; the Department permit le number; and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department’s action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s action or proposed action; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department’s proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment, the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, at phone number (239)344-5600. 411159 GCD 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000251 ORANGEWOOD HOMES INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. LINDA DOUGLAS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Charlotte County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County, Florida, described as: Lot 2, Block C, Lakeview Estate, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 100 and 101, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida a/k/a 1018 Casey Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Courthouse Steps, Moorehaven, FL 33471 at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of March, 2012 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. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Stuart M. Gold., Esq. 5801 N.W. 151 Street, Suite 307 Miami Lakes, FL 33014 Attorney for Plaintiff (305) 591-1040 411025 GCD 3/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000041 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JACINTO ROSALES; CARMEN L. ROSALES; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 18, BLOCK H, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68 AND 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4560 FORT ADAMS AVE., FORT DENAUD, FL 33935-6343 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at in front o f the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11 o’clock a.m., on March 28, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 24th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th Street N., Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVENUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUMBE R IS (941) 637-2281, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771. 411147 CN 3/1,8/2012 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 OTHER 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 BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY 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. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 410138 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting March 8, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at the Harlem Community Civic Auditorium, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board 411182 CN/CB 3/1/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000176 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. SAMANTHA N. MORTON A/K/A SAMANTHA NICHOLE MORTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAMANTHA N. MORTON A/K/A SAMANTHA NICHOLE MORTON, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #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 GLADES County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in GLADES County, Florida described as: LOTS 19 AND 21, BLOCK 64, PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8007 Oak Avenue, Palmdale, Florida 33944, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Glades County Courthouse on the Courthouse steps, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, FL 33471, on March 22, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILITY LANGUAGE: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Operations Manager, Sheila Mann, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org; within seven working days of your receipt of the notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, dial 711. Dated this 2-16-2012. JOE FLINT Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 410889 GCD 3/1,8/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY Case #: 2009-CA-000741 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -vsArnold Ellington; Mary A. Ellington a/k/a Mary Ellington; Robert C. Howarth; Financial Independence Services, Corp d/b/a Financial Independence Services Corp.; Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated February 15, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000741 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Arnold Ellington are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., April 18, 2012, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1, BLOCK L, PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1984, MAKE: GREEN, VIN#: FLFL2AE193205795 AND VIN#: FLFL2BE193205795, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 16 day of February, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /s/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 410396 CN 3/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-155 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. VALERIE P. NELSON, FITZROY NELSON, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 7, J.T. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT 64 X 32 B3202 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2139822910AB. Commonly known as: 1020 Williams Street NW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, Florida 33471 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 22nd day of March, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Attorney For Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 411016 GCD 3/1,8/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Public Notice

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19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 conditions, said Paulette Burdick, county com missioner. The discussion focused on a number of items, everything from demographics, to prop erty values, to county investments in the Glades, and new initiatives. A number of the commissioners seemed fo cused, after one presenter supplied the informa tion, on three areas that new businesses seemed to be most interested in while weighing their options to locate to the Glades area: real estate, business incentives, and crime. The information seemed to spark a new determination to do whatever it takes to attract business to the area, especially businesses that might cater to the existing skill set in the Glades. One county commissioner, Burt Aaronson, asking about a particular carpet manufacturer that was skittish about locating to the area be cause of the crime, offered the directive to the business development board that the county should develop incentives to companies serious about moving to the tri-cities area. To say that the Glades has crime, every place has crime, said Aaronson. Tell that company that were going to build the building for them. Theyll put up with what little crime there is there. Local ofcials agreed that more needs to be done to attract new business. We can hook em, but we just cant get them in the boat, said J.P. Sasser, mayor of Pahokee. Its been elusive. One of the larger themes of the meeting most of the county ofcials weighed in on this specically was that of the housing situation most evident in the inner city sections of Belle Glade. Here immigrant workers nd the only place where they can afford to live, living in squalid conditions, sharing communal showers and rest rooms, and suffering from housing is sues normally found in poorer foreign countries. Local representatives have appealed to the county, taking many ofcials on personal tours of Belle Glade and to the tenements that hundreds of people, some of them children or elderly, call home. Speaking directly to a representative with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop ment, Commissioner Karen Marcus instructed them to go on a tour of the area to see for them selves how the housing condition affected eco nomic development in the Glades. To me, the housing stock is a big issue out there, she said. We need to make that a num ber one task for us. Commissioner Aaronson went one step fur ther in outlining what should be done to the buildings in Belle Glade. You may not have the, lets call it guts to do it, but maybe you have to raze them, said the commissioner. Someday you ought to go to a place called Weehawken, New Jersey, which had nothing but rats, and now you go down there and you see a community thriving. Why? They came in and razed the whole darn place. For their part, local leaders were not shun ning help from the county, but were not latching on to simplied concepts, either. We tear down the dilapidated housing, by all means make it disappear tomorrow. Where are the people going to go? asked Steve Wilson, mayor of Belle Glade. We can help Palm Beach County by bringing jobs and industries to the Glades, because the unemployment rate is never going to change unless you bring industries out there. Yes, you will see people in need; yes, you will see poor housing conditions; yes, code enforce ment will be an issue, but it wont change until we get the economic change in the Glades. After listening to other presentations by lo cal advocates like Ashley Tripp, representing the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance, and Denny Abbott, with the local Workforce Alli ance, county commissioners agreed to formulate an action plan and have staff study other areas where blighted housing conditions were ad dressed successfully. But it might have been Commissioner Shel ley Vana with the most revealing comment about the housing problem. I wouldnt let a dog live in some of those places, she said. HOUSING

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 T wilight Thu Golf Scramble 4 p.m. Play All Day Members $18, Non Members $25 Clewiston Ladies Golf Invitational (Course Closed until 2 p.m.) Crooked Hook R V Outing 8:30 a.m. Junior Golf Clinic 10am-Noon $10 Play All Day Members $18, Non Members $25 Clewiston Ladies Golf 8:30 Clewiston Ladies Golf 8:30 T wilight Thu Golf Scramble 4 p.m. The Rotary Club's Nall Scholarship T ournament 9 a.m. (Course Closed) Play All Day Members $18, Non Members $25 Clewiston Ladies Golf 8:30 Crooked Hook R V Outing 8:30 a.m. Play Play All Day Members $18, Non Members $25 Clewiston Ladies Golf 8:30 T wilight Thu Golf Scramble 4 p.m. American-Nicaraguan V isiting Nurse Assn T ournament 9 a.m. March 1 March 5 March 6 March 8 March 10 March 12 March 13 March 13 March 15 March 17 March 19 March 20 March 22 March 26 March 27 March 27 March 29 March 31 Anemia Screening To bacco Cessation Visio n Mammogram Vo uchers Bloo d Pressure Bo ne Density Cholestero l Screening Cholestero l Screening Diabetes Screening HIV Screening/Educatio n Safety Helmets & much mo re... Ace Ho mecare, AHEC, FL Co mmunity Health Care Center, Hendry Regio nal Medical Center, Hendry/Glades Health Dept., LORHN, No va, WAFC Radio 100.5 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTO Reading Counts winners Pictured are the Reading Counts January winners for Belle Glade Elementary. They also won the challenge and the trophy remains at their school. frequency sound and consist of a device in stalled to beds that shake them when an alarm is set off. The work of re rescue will be focused on determining which method works best for each specic person. This grant allows us to reach out to this part of the population which is at signicant risk from re, said Penney, who explained that residents must rst complete an application to determine their eligibility. The one-sheet application must be signed off by a doctor, audiologist, or voca tional rehabilitation counselor and is contingent on verication of a familys income level. Once approved, applicants will have alarms installed by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The grant will also be utilized to expand the regular smoke alarm installation program to 1,000 seniors liv ing in older housing, as well as securing volun teers to address slip and fall hazards by far re rescues most reported call at 9,000 annually. For more information, or to apply, visit the Palm Beach County Fire Rescues web site at www.pbcfr.org. AL A RMS