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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: 03-08-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Debate arises after controversial articleBY JUAN LOPEZ e SunShould the government regulate sugar in order to preserve the health of the nation? According to one doctor, it should. Dr. Robert Lustig, who specializes in pediatric obesity, had his three-page article published in Nature magazine last month entitled, “The Toxic Truth About Sugar.” Lustig’s article calls for the regulation of sugar as a necessary measure to curtail its addictive qualities and wanton overuse. Such measures include taxes, limiting sales during school hours, and placing age limits on purchasing. Lustig is not speaking of sugar that can be found in your local baking isle or in the container that you use to add avor to your morning cup of coffee. The sugar he is targeting is fructose, the sugar that is most commonly found in processed foods. Foods such as frosted corn akes, soda, sports drinks, juices, etc. According to his studies, chronic use of fructose can lead to many ailments and diseases that are similar to alcohol abuse. His views on the dangers of fructose are catching on with many medical professionals who offer studies showing that it is sugar, not fat, that results in obesity. How is sugar responsible for weight gain? In a video interview, Lustig stated to a fellow doctor his reasoning as to why sugar is responsible. “Insulin turns food into energy for either use or storage. Too much sugar leads to too much insulin, which leads to too much fat. High levels of insulin promotes further food intake and is a primary problem in a majority of people.” Just one minute before that, Lustig Incumbents looking to secure seats for additional termsBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunTuesday is shaping up to be a very busy – and consequential – day for the Glades area, as a number of political candidates vie for seats on the Belle Glade and Pahokee city commissions. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday to accommodate voters on Election Day, March 13. Citizens in Belle Glade and Pahokee will be heading to the polls to either re-elect, or elect three people to their respective city commissions. In Belle Glade, residents will be closely watching the contests for seats held by longtime commissioners William Grear and Gwen Asia-Holley. William Grear seeks to be re-elected to his seat, facing Larry Underwood on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Johnny Burroughs Jr. All Eyes on Tuesday Election SPECIAL OCCURRENCE BRINGS GLADES TO THE FOREFRONT OF NFL DISCUSSIONSBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunFor many of our area’s young male athletes, they usually share one ultimate goal. You could see it in their eyes. You could see it in their walk. You could see it in their play on the gridiron. You could see it in their talk. The lifelong dream of making it to the NFL is in their blood, their DNA. They put their full hearts and souls on display when it comes to football – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The dream chasers, who typically begin playing football as early as six years old in youth leagues, look at football as an escape from the world around them. It’s something that connects them to their families, their communities, their schools, their friends, their churches and everything else beyond the Muck. Football is not only the best way out of the Muck for these lifelong dreamers; it’s a way of life for them. As a matter of fact, in a way, football is life. And it shows in a big way, from youth league to high school and to college. It’s football or nothing. That’s why they have so much passion for Thursday, March 8, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 2 SEE ATHLETES  8 SEE SUGAR  15 SEE ELECTION  16 Athletes Get Shot at NFL Glory this Year Could Sugar Be Regulated? SUBMITTED PHOTOSStudents and staff celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Belle Glade Elementary. Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Sweet Corn Herbicide Trial Field DayThere will be a Sweet Corn Herbicide Trial Field Day on Thursday, March 8, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Everglades Research Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Rd, in Belle Glade. Drs. Calvin Odero and David Sui are inviting you to a grower eld day for demonstration of herbicide performance in sweet corn. The replicated trial contains a collection of both labeled products and numbered compounds in the rst round, which has 5 herbicides pre-emergence treatments and 5 post-emergence treatments. In addition, there is a second round trial, which has one pre-emergence herbicide at various rates. Drive through the EREC front parking lot to the back and heading south on the main farm road for less than 0.5 mile. The trial eld is on the left. David and Calvin will be waiting in the trial eld.Festival of Afro ArtsThe 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 year's theme is, "This Spirit Must Live On!" If you are interested in entering a oat, car, or walking unit in the parade, please contact Josette Bell-Bryant at 561-261-3311 or Mary O. Evans at 561-983-2425 by Wednesday, March 14. The parade line up will begin at 10 a.m. at Lake Shore Middle School. All entries should be in place no later than 10:30 a.m. All entries will receive a certi cate of participation.It’s Tea TimeJoin the United Missionary Baptist Church Women's Ministry for our Ladies, Lil Ladies and (Men's) "Pretty Hat Tea" on Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. at the Everglades Preparatory Academy Cafeteria (old Pahokee High School cafeteria). This event is sponsored in conjunction with our Annual Women's Day Celebration. For more information, please contact Sis. Donna White at 305-393-5437 or Sis. Barbara Jones at 561-924-5496 or 561-985-0144. There's no charge for this event, but a free will' offering will be received. Understanding through EducationOver the years, the Palm Beach Sheriff's Of ce (P.B.S.O.) has expanded the involvement of community members in community-based crime prevention efforts by offering a Citizen's Police Academy. The Citizen's Police Academy (C.P.A.) provides a mechanism for educating the public about the criminal justice system. The main goal of the academy is to partner with the community, explain the operations of the Sheriff's Of ce, and encourage citizens to undertake measures to prevent crime victimization. The Sheriff's Of ce C.P.A. will meet once a week on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of ce Western Substation located at 38840 State Road 80, in Belle Glade. The course consists of eight weekly sessions. A course review and graduation ceremony completes the Academy. A light meal will be provided between 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for each class. If you have any questions pertaining to this Academy, please feel free to contact the P.B.S.O. Western Substation at 561-996-1670.2012 College Scholarship ProgramProperty Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, CFA, is happy to announce that the Property Appraiser's Of ce is now accepting applications for its 2012 College Scholarship program. The Property Appraiser's Of ce presents $1,000 scholarships each year to ve college-bound students. Since 1993, the Property Appraiser's Of ce has awarded $99,000 in college scholarships. The application can be downloaded from the Property Appraiser's web site at www.pbcgov. com/PAPA. The deadline to submit the 2012 application is March 31. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a resident of Palm Beach County, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The college or junior college they plan to attend must be accredited. Funds are raised through volunteer employee donations from participants in Friday Casual Dress Day. For more information, call 561-3553230.Change a LifeTo become an adult literacy volunteer please call the Belle Glade Library at 561-996-3453. No previous experience is required as training is provided in a one-day workshop that gives you an overview of strategies for tutoring adult learners. Participants will be matched with a student and site convenient to them. Tutors and students meet in public places such as the local libraries. If participants can commit to at least two hours of volunteer time per week and are friendly, patient persons who love reading, they are asked to call today. Pioneer Park ElementarySchool Store Success Pioneer Park Students continue to earn "bear bucks" with their good behavior. They are buying school store items with their money. Guidance Counselor, Gary Harmon, would like to remind all that we are accepting school store donations of items such as: Pencils, erasers, small candies, inexpensive toys, souvenirs and trinkets. FCAT Writes Students arrived early for a special homecooked meal style breakfast of sausage and grits, courtesy of Ms. Canty and the Pioneer Park cafeteria staff. Principal Adam Miller, Assistant Principal Michael Rieckenberg were on hand to encourage fourth grade students to relax, remember their strategies and do their best. The Florida Writing Assessment is implemented in grades 4, 8, and 10 following a law passed during the legislature of 1990. The assessment measures students' pro ciency in writing responses to assigned topics within a designated testing timeframe. In their responses students generate and develop ideas that showcase higher order skills. Riverdeep Training Third through fth grade teachers received Destination/Riverdeep training in the Media Center on Monday, March 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This training allows teachers to access Riverdeep reports in regards to our FCAT camp work on the computers. Through Destination/Riverdeep, teachers can log in, create a class, then create and assign an activity or test to either the whole group or an individual student. Through the Exploration icon, Destination/Riverdeep also offers programs to enhance whole group instruction. From home, Palm Beach County public school students may access Setination/Riverdeep through the District site, Learning Tools For Kids, then Destination/Riverdeep. Students should enter their PB number; this is their sign on and password. Destination/Riverdeep offers tutorials and interactive learning programs from Pre-K through high school on subjects as varied as phonics through advanced Algebra. Students may access the English or Spanish versions. Gizmos Refresher Webinar Teachers wishing to refresh their Gizmos acuity were invited to register by March 5, for the Gizmos Webinar offered online Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendance was limited to 25 participants in order to personalize attention and address speci c questions. Saturday Tutorials The Saturday tutorials continue to offer strategies and tools to students facing the upcoming FCAT. Fourth graders, having now completed their FCAT Writes test, switched their focus to Reading and Math. In addition to the Saturday tutoring, third graders are still attending their extended day and fourth and fth graders attend Tuesday and Thursday tutoring. Parents are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources offered through the Parent Center. Please see Parent Liaison, Kelvin Johnson to check out learning resources, FCAT games, books and teaching tools to bene t your child. There are also many items available for K 2 students. New Teacher Support Meetings Pioneer Park continued its ongoing support training with new teachers by meeting with new rst year teachers on Monday from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Teachers discussed "Coping with Stress and Keeping Cool." The rst year teachers meet regularly with Mr. Miller and have formed a tight knit support group among themselves and with administrators. They have also formed alliances with other staff members for mentoring, advice, and alternative teaching strategies. We want our new teachers to eventually become veterans by feeling welcomed, at home, stress free and to continue being lled with enthusiasm at the opportunity of teaching our students. Upcoming Events Tuesday, March 6: Report Cards sent home, Palm Beach Cultural Council's resident artist engaged students in Ms. M. Walker's Math class (Part of the STEAM initiative) Wednesday, March 7: Kindergarten Words Their Way support session occurred in the Action Center from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Half Day for Students dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Teachers PDD: Differentiated Instruction training continues with session II at Belle Glade Elementary March 6 7: Kristen Rulison and Alana Weinstein begin conducting Reader's and Writer's Workshop lab sites which will continue over the next ve weeks in preparation for the visit from other Reader's and Writer's Workshop school Principals and Assistant Principals. These lab sites will be held in the SIG Literacy in Action Center (room 136). March 5 April 6: CELLA Testing Window (Florida-Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment) Family Involvement Night COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL  7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 • Life Insurance • Annuities • Health Insurance • IRA Rollover Call or email for a free quote! Tom Walsh 250 S. Australian Ave West Palm Beach, FLtwalsh2@metlife.com561.207.2306 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Osprey is a large raptor that is sometimes known as a Fish Hawk, Fish Eagle, or Sea Hawk. They are smaller than an Eagle and larger than a Red-tailed Hawk. These common and widespread breeding birds in Florida have slender bodies, long narrow wings, and long legs. In ight, the marked kink in their mostly white wings makes an M-shape when they are observed from below. Ospreys are brown above and white below. They are whiter than most raptors. The head is white with dark eyeliner around their yellow eyes. Juveniles have buffy shading on the breast and white spots on the back. When ying with prey, Osprey use their rev ersible outer toes to grasp slippery sh using two toes in the front and two behind. These raptors line up the sh head- rst for less wind resistance. Most of their diet consists of sh, however they w ill occasionally eat crustaceans, frogs, turtles, birds, or rodents. They make high-pitched, whistling "choop" when ying or sitting. Their calls include an alarm call that sounds like a whistling kettle taken "rapidly off the stove" and a wavering squeal when they feel threatened. The oldest know Osprey lived to be 25 years, two months old. They prefer to build large bulky nests in trees and on man-made structures that are taller to the surrounding trees; and close to areas where there is an abundance of sh. Typically three creamywhite eggs that are spotted with browns, rays, and rust are incubated for 38 days with the young edging in 49 to 59 days. 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 Ospreys, White Pelicans, Wood Storks, Snail Kites, Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Purple Swamphens, and the returning Swallow-tailed kites. For information call 863-675-5264 or e-mail bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big "O" Birding Festival website www. bigobirdingfestival.com or www.facebook.com (search for big "O"birding festival 2012) 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 atsta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: Osprey (OSPR) Margaret England PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDOsprey in ight.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind between 7 and 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind between 9 and 13 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Breezy, with a east wind between 14 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. 12.87 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Windy, with a east wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 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.Bryan HoleyTEMPERANCE, Mich. — Bryan Holey, son of Richard and Ellen Holey, passed away on Feb. 27, 2012, in Temperance, Mich. Bryan was born May 29, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Lambertville, Mich. He was very active in Boy Scouts & the Order of the Arrow Senior Scouts. Bryan was selected to attend Boy’s State in Lansing, Mich., in 1968. He graduated in 1969 from Bedford High School in Michigan. Bryan received an academic scholarship to the University of Michigan. He worked for General Tel. Co. (now Verizon) from 1971 and retired in 2010. Bryan loved being on the water. His family spent most their summers at their cottage on a lake in Irish Hills, Mich. He could often be found out on the lake in the family sailboat. As an adult Bryan enjoyed sailboat racing on Lake Erie. Bryan was known for his generosity. He showered his nieces and nephews with gifts at Christmas. His close friend while awaiting a kidney transplant needed a place to stay. Bryan opened his home to him, and helped organize a fund raiser to help with medical bills. Bryan’s health had deteriorated since his retirement. Arthritis took several inches from his once tall stature. He suffered from congestive heart failure, diabetes, and COPD. Bryan will be missed by his family including: father, Richard Holey and special friend Patt Mason; brothers, Bruce (Jane) Holey of Clayton, Mich., and Brett (Susan) Holey of Greenwich, Conn.; sisters, Brenda Sumey of Oxford, Mich., and Sue Okopny (Dick) of Grosse Ille, Mich.; six nephews, two nieces, one grandnephew and one grandniece, as well as a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bryan was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Holey. There will be a Bryan Holey Bedford High School Scholarship Fund established. The fund will be for the University of Michigan.Charlie C. Kellar Jr., 25LAKELAND — Charlie C. Kellar Jr., age 25, of Lakeland, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at home in Lakeland. Charlie was born July 12, 1986, in Pahokee. He is the son of Charlie C. Kellar Sr. and Tina (Gurganious) Jensen. He is survived by his mother, Tina Jensen; father, Charlie C. Kellar Sr.; brothers, Robert William and Robert Lawrence; sisters, Stephanie Marie Kellar, Crystal Leigh, Elizabeth Ann, and Destiny Paige; grandmothers, Tommie Kellar and Patricia Ethridge; and ance, Melissa Lambert. The funeral service was 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, with Brother David Ferrell of ciating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Arrangement by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Donald Shaw, 70MANTACHIE — Donald Eugene Shaw, 70, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at North MississippiMedical Center. He was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Tampa, Fla., to Jack Elmore and Alice Elizabeth Mercer Shaw. He served in the U.S. Marine Reserves from 1959 to 1964 and the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1984, when he retired as an E7. He served his country in the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked as a truck driver for Glade and Grove Supply for 13 years before becoming disabled. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping and shing. Later in life, he became an avid cook and enjoyed watching cooking shows. Most of all, he loved being with his family. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Judy Shaw of Mantachie; one son, Donald Shaw Jr. (Karen) of Clewiston, Fla.; one daughter, Elizabeth Spradling (Wess) of Mantachie; seven grandchildren, Crystal Finney (Marlo), Jessica Spradling, Cheryl Shaw, T.J. Spradling, Robert Earl Spradling, Donny Shaw III and Cole Spradling; and two great-grandchildren, Makennah Guin and Hannah Guin. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tiffany Putnam; one sister, Shirley Elizabeth Rossner; one brother, Jack E. Shaw Jr.; and his parents. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.Lois Maxine Adams, 87CLEWISTON — Lois Maxine Adams born A pril 8, 1924, in Fulton, Indiana, by Addie and Palmer Felty, went to be with our Lord on March 4, 2012, at the age of 87. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Shannon and Lori Hart; son, John Adams Jr.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, J ohn W. Adams, Sr. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. Interment will be in Dade Memorial Park, Miami. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. OFFICIALNOTICE of the Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. ANNUALMEETING March 24, 2011Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.s 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the meeting being to elect trustees, vote on proposed By-law changes, and hear annual officersreports. Registration, Entertainment and Voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Business Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.Join us forgreat entertainment, fun, and prizes including a 2001 CHEVROLETK1500 4X4 forone lucky member!PLAN NOWTO ATTEND! 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 OBITUARIES Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78/g. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices were 25.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 19.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 27.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Gasoline prices have spiked considerably higher in virtually every area over the last two weeks, and while I don’t expect the pace of the recent rise in prices to continue for the entire month, a similar jump may again occur closer to April Fools Day, and it won’t be a funny joke, it’ll be disgusting reality,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The rise in price is so unbelievable that we may have to revise upward our previous gasoline forecast that had called for a national average of between $3.75 to $4.15 by mid-May, as the national average already stands at nearly $3.72/gallon,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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The next Parent Night/SAC meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a Hispanic Heritage celebration. Third through fth grade teachers will once again be sharing information to help parents prepare their children for FCAT. Each grade group will provide a presentation on ways parents can help support and encourage their children. They will also give invaluable resources. This presentation will last for 30 minutes. Parent University What is Parent University? Parent University is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life's most important and demanding roles. The program provides parents and caregivers with information about their vital responsibility in shaping children's lives. The Parent University sessions focus on child development, what children are learning in schools, advocacy, parent leadership and effective parenting skills. Parent University 2012 Dates: March 14, March 28, March 31, April 4, April 7, April 11, April 14, May 2, May 16, Celebration: May 23.Gove ElementaryFine Diner Award Congratulations to the following homerooms for earning the "Fine Diner Award" for the month of February: Ms. McAllister, Ms. Mayorquin, Ms. Collier, Ms. Albors, Ms. Tobert, Ms. DeJesus, Ms. J. Smith, Ms. J. Collins, Ms. Shannon, Ms. Luma, Ms. Rayburn, Ms. Blandon, Ms. Guerry, Ms. Gonzales, Ms. Michno, Ms. Barreto, Mr. Miller, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Brown, Ms. Mangual, Ms. Goldman, Ms. Dorta, Ms. K. Miller, Ms. Bratt, Ms. Marrero, Ms. Rice, Ms. Rimes, Ms. Hanse, Ms. Pearce, Ms. Easdale, Ms. Jacks, and Ms. Lutz. The winning classes received a special dessert in the cafeteria compliments of PTO. Kudos to Dr. Riker for recognizing positive behavior in the cafeteria. Art News The Gove Elementary Art Club is comprised of fth and sixth grade students who use their artistic ability to perform school and community service projects. So far this year, the Art Club has made ornaments for the Dolly Hand Festival of Trees which raises money for educational programs. The artists also designed Safety Posters to adorn our school corridors and created a lifesized "Kindness Tree" for a Guidance Program we have at our school. The latest achievement by the Art Club is winning Second Place in the School Art Competition at The South Florida Fair. Every year, Palm Beach County Schools are invited to create a themed work of art and compete for prizes. Fair attendees vote for their favorite artwork. The theme of the Fair this year was "100 Years of the South Florida Fair". Schools were given a large "100" to decorate; the Art Club covered the number with faux cow fur and gave it a large birthday hat and sunglasses with the ferriswheel in the re ection. We thank all who voted for our school's project. The project can now be viewed in the art room. We are proud of the Art Club for all of their accomplishments. FFF for FCAT Success Gove Elementary School and Lakeside Medical Center have joined forces, once again, to present the "2nd Annual Fun Family Fitness for FCAT Success" on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. The Fun Family Fitness for FCAT Success is a program fostering family involvement to help prepare 3rd grade students for the upcoming FCAT scheduled to begin on April 16th. Students and their parents will rotate between centers where strategies for FCAT success, in Spanish and English, will be demonstrated. Activities and strategies include academic and nutritional tips as well. After visiting the various centers, each participating family will receive a raf e ticket for a chance to win a Wii Game System with a Wii Fit Board. Additionally, the class with the greatest percentage of participation will win an X Box Kinnect for their classroom. Hope you and your family can attend. For more information, please contact Ellen Smith at 561-993-8700 or via e-mail at ellen.smith@palmbeachschools.org. Pre-Registration Gove Elementary School will have pre-registration beginning Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5. Registration times are Monday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration will be held at Gove in the Math Lab. All new and returning students must ll out a registration form every year. Please remember that only the parent or legal guardian may register the student and sign the registration form. Students entering kindergarten and students new to Gove must present the following originals: Proof of residency, which must be in the legal guardian's name. Acceptable proof of residence includes any water and electric bill. (2 items needed) Proof of immunization on a current HRS form 680 (shot record) Physical, dated after 08/20/11 (both sides of the physical must be completed) Birth Certi cate Upcoming Events March 8: PDD / Early Release at 11:30 a.m. March 14-17: Safety Patrol TripBelle Glade ElementaryBelle Glade Elementary School was host to a "Meet and Greet" on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Parents, teachers, and students joined June Aversano, Area Resource Teacher, Roxanne Curtiss, Principal, and Sally McCarthy, ESE Coordinator in welcoming Dr. Rosemary Daniels, Gifted Specialist for Palm Beach County Schools. It was an informal session where parents could ask questions and learn about the gifted curriculum and the resources available to assist them in making decisions for their children.Glades DayUpcoming Events Grandparents' Day/Book Fair on Monday, March 12. Breakfast in Tripp Hall and Fair in the gym Family Fun Night at the Book Fair on Thursday, March 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lower School Field Day on Thursday, March 15 Spring Break from March 19 to 26 Washington, D.C. Trip (6th Gr.) from April 10 to 14 SAT 10 Testing from April 16 to 20 St. Augustine Trip (4th & 5th Gr.) from April 25 to 27 Lower School Field Day The Lower School students will have Field Day on Thursday, March 15. Students K-3-6th grade will participate in numerous sport activities. Teachers will coordinate all events and prepare a fun- lled day for all to enjoy. Spring Gala Lower School friends and family, the Lower School is putting together a "Garden of Gift Certi cates" for the Glades Day School Gala. We are asking for gift cards, $5 $50. Any type is appreciated: food, shopping or fun! Thank you in advance for all you do! Registration for 2012-13 We have had a great response from students who have already registered for the 2012-13 school year. Registration is now open to the public, be sure and secure your spot and submit your registration as soon as possible. McMillan Bene t The Belle Glade shing community mourned the loss of veteran Lake Okeechobee bass sherman and grocery store owner Jimmy McMillan by holding a bass tournament and barbeque in his honor on Saturday, March 3. Slims Fish Camp planned a short memorial for McMillan during the 3 p.m. weigh-in, followed by a pulled pork barbeque lunch and raf e to bene t the McMillan family. Tickets were $10 each. National Junior and National Honor Society students volunteered at this event and served food. Gator Network The Gator Network is for anyone who has an interest in Glades Day School. The Network is a way for teachers, parents and friends to communicate about what is happening at Glades Day School, as well as, a place for people to share their ideas. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 SCHOOLContinued  2 SEE SCHOOL  8

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the game, a level that’s arguably unmatched in any part of the United States. And that’s why the Muck has stood out in football glory nationwide over the past few decades, making lots of history along the way. Dreams on cusp of becoming true reality In 2012, the Muck takes center stage in what could be a truly historic moment. It’s one that’s likely never happened before and may never happen again – anywhere. Never before has nine NFL prospects from an eight-mile radius and three high schools (Belle Glade-Glades Central, Belle Glade-Glades Day and Pahokee) come out of one class. Until now. That fact alone could be in the Guinness Book of World Records one day. You could ask Glades Day Gators head coach Pete Walker or even Pahokee Blue Devils head coach Blaze Thompson. Both are astonished at the very possibility existing this year. The two coaches are extremely happy that these following nine athletes have a realistic chance at playing in the NFL on Sundays beginning this fall: WR Travis Benjamin (Glades Central/University of Miami) CB Rashad Jackson (Glades Central/Marshall University) OL Ernest McCoy (Glades Central/Texas Southern University) WR Deonte Thompson (Glades Central/University of Florida) QB Josh McGregor (Glades Day/Jacksonville University) CB Dwight Bentley (Pahokee/LouisianaLafayette University) CB Janoris Jenkins (Pahokee/University of North Alabama) DL Micanor Regis (Pahokee/University of Miami) WR Martavious Odoms (Pahokee/University of Michigan) “It’s unbelievable,” said Walker, who coached McGregor in Glades Day’s 2006 state championship season. “It’s a tribute to Glades football. You don’t have that often anywhere. It wouldn’t surprise me if they all made it to the league.” Blaze Thompson, who coached Jenkins, Odoms and Regis in Pahokee’s record-setting 2007 state championship season, couldn’t agree more. “I can’t remember a class this large,” Blaze Thompson said. “Right now, this group of boys has done a lot of positive things for the Glades and for their respective schools. I can’t emphasize enough how proud we are of them.” Even former Florida State University head coach and college football legend Bobby Bowden said he likes their chances. “They have a chance to do something great,” said Bowden, who was the head coach of the North team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida College Football All-Star Game at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton). “Hopefully, they can impress the NFL scouts and get drafted somewhere.”All-stars on national stageMost of the nine aforementioned area athletes were selected to play in at least one college football all-star game over the past couple of months. Regis, currently considered by many analysts to be anywhere from a late-round NFL draft pick to possibly an undrafted free agent, played for the East team in this past January’s East-West Shrine Bowl Game at St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field. The University of Miami defensive tackle, who recorded a total of 112 tackles, 5.5 sacks, ve passes defended and three interceptions over a four-year career with the Hurricanes, is considered by many pro scouts as an interior defensive lineman who has consistent burst, leverage and quick hands to get to an offensive lineman, according to www.n draftscout.com. Blaze Thompson talked about Regis’s chances at making it to the NFL. “He’s got all the abilities in the world,” Blaze Thompson said. “He played well in the EastWest Shrine Bowl. The announcers in that game were talking about his play. I’d like to see him get picked up by an NFL team.” Odoms, who recorded 94 catches for 1,087 yards and ve touchdowns as a receiver for Michigan over a four-year career, was selected to start at wideout for the South team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida All-Star Game at FAU. He caught one pass for 23 yards in the nationally televised contest. Despite Odoms’ short stature – he’s listed as 5’8” and weighs 173 lbs. – Blaze Thompson said he thinks an NFL team that picks him up will be impressed with their selection. “Martavious adjusts to a football better than anybody I’ve ever seen,” said Blaze Thompson, who sees his former high school blue chip player as a Wes Welker-type. “He plays like a receiver that’s taller than six feet. He’s able to nd separation in the slot position and get open. I believe he has an opportunity to get into the league, so we’ll see what happens.” Bentley, who recorded 66 tackles, three interceptions (two for touchdowns) in his senior season at Louisiana-Lafayette, was selected to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl on Jan. 28. Located in Mobile, Ala., Bentley was rated by www.n draftscout.com as one of the Senior Bowl’s fastest-rising NFL draft prospects of all who played in that game. The former Pahokee standout, who nearly caught an interception off a pass from former Boise State University quarterback Kellen Moore in the Senior Bowl, is seen by many scouts – including www.n draftscout.com – as a uid athlete with quick and explosive footwork. Bentley is currently projected as either a second round or third round NFL Draft pick. Bentley is rated by most scouts as one of the topve cornerbacks in the NFL Draft, thanks in part to an impressive showing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 28, where he was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.46 – a top-10 overall showing in perhaps the most scrutinized event at the combine. “Dwight’s been a very consistent defensive 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012Scholastic Book Fair 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 to 7 p.m. The book fair store will be available for students from March 12-16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grandparents’ Day Breakfast Glades Day Lower School will host their 15th Annual Grandparents’ Day on Monday, March 12, in Tripp Hall from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Grandparents are invited to have breakfast with their grandchild/ren and visit the Scholastic Book Fair store. If anyone would like to help by bringing in food for this event, (donut holes, cookies, orange juice, nger sandwiches, or brownies), it would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested and would like to help, please contact the Lower School of ce so that we may plan accordingly. 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. Reading Counts Correction The Reading Counts awards ceremony for the third term will be held in the gym on Wednesday, March 14. Friday. Box-Tops Students will continue to receive “No Uniform Days” for turning in $1 in Box-Tops to their teacher. OneSchoolStreet.com Glades Day School will now use OneSchoolStreet.com to record and share all events, not just athletic events. To get to the One School Street Calendars, navigate to the school’s edline page. On the left panel, you will nd a link for “One School Street Calendars”. This link will take you directly to the school’s master calendar of events. The reasons for the change are twofold: This is a major time saver and eliminates double work. It is an active calendar with events continually being added and/or edited. A key advantage for many of you is the OneSchoolStreet. com feature that allows you to upload the calendar to your Outlook or your smartphone. For those of you who sign in with an account, you may subscribe to an email noti cation which is sent every time there is an event added or edited.KEC/Canal Point ElementaryHonors Assembly Breakfast KEC/Canal Point Elementary will recognize it’s honor roll students with a delicious breakfast on Friday, March 9. Grades K-1 (8:15 9:15 a.m.) Grades 2-5 (9:15 10:15 a.m.) We are very proud of our high achieving students and their parents/guardians. Invitations will be sent home with the students. Dr. Seuss Celebration The Cat in the Hat made a visit to grades K-2 on to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The special cat delivered lollipops pencils and bookmarks to his many fans. 5th grade students chose their favorite Dr. Seuss books to read to the students. The 5th grders did an awesome job of reading and asking the students questions about the story. Yearbooks on Sale Yearbooks are on sale for $15. Cash or checks are acceptable. Capture the 2011-12 memories! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 back at Louisiana-Lafayette and he’s shown the w orld over the last year just how good he is,” Blaze Thompson said. “Playing at a small school, his name wasn’t out there as much, but I would argue he’s been playing lights-out for a couple of y ears now. His performance at the Senior Bowl has really opened up a lot of eyes in the NFL, so I de nitely see him getting drafted in the early rounds.” Jenkins, who recorded 121 tackles and eight interceptions with 25 pass breakups in three y ears at Florida, was seen as a rst-rounder in the 2011 NFL Draft prior to his senior year transfer to North Alabama. Currently rated as the NFL Network’s No. 3 overall cornerback out of all the graduating seniors/NFL prospects, Jenkins also had an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. The former North Alabama University player, who excelled in his rst three college football seasons at the Univ ersity of Florida before transferring last year, is generally seen as either a rst round or second round pick by NFL scouts. There are even some pro scouts out there that see Jenkins as a player in the mold of New York J ets cornerback Darrelle Revis, an NFL All-Pro w ho is almost universally considered as the best in the league at his position. “I think he has the ability to be a game-changer at his position,” the Pahokee head coach said of Jenkins, who ran a 4.43 40-yard dash time in the NFL Combine on Feb. 28 – sixth-best out of all the combine invitees. “Is he a rst-round draft pick? Without a doubt, I would say yes.” In all honesty, it’s hard to accurately predict w here any prospect will go in the NFL Draft. Time w ill tell. Such is the case for Benjamin, a University of Miami blazer who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the NFL Combine on Feb. 26. He tied for top honors among all receivers at the combine and has the third fastest time overall. Benjamin, who nished his four-year career at Miami with 131 receptions for 2,146 yards and 13 touchdowns as a wide receiver, suddenly found himself moving way up on the draft board after that eye-popping run. Originally considered a late-round draft pick, many scouts expect to see him picked up by an NFL team in either the third round or fourth round – at the very worst. “Travis is a kid that has a really good chance of making it,” said former Glades Central Raiders head coach Jessie Hester, who was an assistant coach for the North team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida College Football All-Star Game. “He has a tremendous upside, especially on special teams. His speed is off the charts and for that alone, someone will pick him up.” Former Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who amassed 101 catches for 1,446 yards and nine touchdowns over a ve-year career in Gainesville, is considered a head-scratcher by many pro scouts. Most analysts know he’s one of the fastest players available in the draft – Deonte Thompson has been clocked at a blazingly fast time of 4.28 in the 40-yard dash at one point. However, NFL teams want to see a player of Thompson’s capabilities become a complete athlete at his position. Currently seen by pro scouts as an undrafted free agent, Deonte Thompson did show some promise in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida All-Star Game, as he led the South team with three catches for 24 yards and three kick returns for 80 yards. Again, Deonte Thompson is best known for his blazing speed. It showed in his nal college football game at FAU. Deonte Thompson on his chances of making it to the NFL: “My career at Florida was bumpy, but everything happens for a reason,” Deonte Thompson said. “I will be happy just to be picked by any team. I think I’m going to be a great pro if I get picked.” As for McGregor, who passed for an astounding 11,230 yards and 116 touchdowns over a fouryear career at Jacksonville, he will most likely have a shot at being selected by an NFL team either in a late round or through free agency. McGregor, who was named the Battle of Florida All-Star Game’s MVP after going 11-for-12 passing with 125 yards and a rushing touchdown in the North’s 51-0 win on Jan. 21, has been getting lots of positive press over the past two months for his play in the nationally-televised game. “I believe there’s a shortage of elite quarterbacks in this year’s draft, so a door may be open for Josh there,” Walker said. “I do see him having a realistic chance. He’s a competitor and a smart kid, so I expect to see him in an NFL camp at the very least.” Jackson, a former Marshall cornerback, was also selected to play at his position for the South team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida All-Star Game. The former Glades Central standout, who recorded seven interceptions, 23 pass breakups and 95 tackles over a three-year period at Marshall, is projected as an undrafted free agent – for now. Former Texas Southern lineman/Glades Central alum Ernest McCoy, a 6’6” NFL prospect, rounds out the nine all-stars. Pro Days featuring the area’s NFL prospects Pro Day will most likely be an NFL prospect’s nal chance to impress NFL draft pro scouts. All potential professional football players must go all-out in their drills, which will include the 40yard dash, the vertical leap, the bench press, the shuttle run and much more. Pro Day will go a very long way in whether or not our area’s all-stars will be selected in the NFL Draft, scheduled to be held from April 26-28 in New York City. Best wishes to our players as they give their all at the following Pro Days: Thursday, March 8, at the University of Miami – Travis Benjamin and Micanor Regis Thursday, March 8, at the University of North Alabama – Janoris Jenkins Monday, March 12, at Jacksonville Universit y – Josh McGregor Tuesday, March 13, at the University of Florida – Josh McGregor and Deonte Thompson Tuesday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 20 at Louisiana-Lafayette – Dwight Bentley Tuesday, March 13, at Marshall University – Rashad Jackson Thursday, March 15, at the University o f Michigan – Martavious Odoms NOTE: Texas Southern’s Pro Day has not been released as of press time. Jackson, who hopes to impress NFL scouts at Marshall for a realistic shot at getting drafted, believes that he and all of his fellow Muck-are a athletes will do just ne on Pro Day. “All nine of us are going to get drafted in the NFL. I truly believe that in my heart,” Jackson said. “I just feel honored to be part of the group. We have accomplished so much and we’re trul y thankful to God for the opportunity he has given us.” A THLETESContinued  8 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASFormer Glades Central/Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson, a NFL Draft prospect, caught three passes for 24 yards and ran three kickoffs for 80 yards in the Battle of Florida All-Star Game on Jan. 21. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASFormer Glades Day/Jacksonville quarterback Josh McGregor, an NFL Draft prospect, earned MVP honors at the Battle of Florida’ All-Star Game on Jan. 21 after going 11-for-12 passing for 125 yards and a rushing touchdown. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASFormer Pahokee/Michigan wide receiver Martavious Odoms, a possible NFL prospect, caught one pass for 23 yards in the Battle of Florida’s All-Star Game on Jan. 21.

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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 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000509 C-41 A CANAL BANK STABILIZATION SEGMENT 3, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Thursday, April 5, 2012 for the C-41 A CANAL BANK STABILIZATION SEGMENT 3, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL. Project Description: This project includes but shall not be limited to; furnishing all materials, labor, tools, and equipment required to repair approximately 12.61 miles (66,600 LF) of the C-41A Canal banks. 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The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 4111178 CN 3/8/2012 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012

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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 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 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 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 3197 2007 4104329-07022010270 Pensco Trust Company FBO Gary Muzzonigro #MUIBA Lot 27, Block 2201, 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 Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411759 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2574 2008 1314433-A0003500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5870, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411773 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 3568 2007 4104329-10023490210 Estalla DeGiron & Maria Del R. Giron Lot 21, Block 2349, 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 Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411758 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 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 2578 2008 1314433-A0003660000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6106, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411766 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1338 2008 1134432-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 5582, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411763 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1401 2008 1134432-A0002310000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 5534, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411764 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 3999 2007 4104329-13025380070 Peter Keenan Lot 7, Block 2538, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 55, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411762 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1453 2008 1144432-A0000730100 Felix & Beatriz Mojena The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Excluding road of right-of-way. Also known as Tract 3446, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411767 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 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 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 1403 2008 1134432-A0002330000 GAME Investments, Inc. The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5558, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411757 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 1404 2008 1134432-A0002360100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 5538, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411761 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2542 2008 1314433-A0001890000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5726, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411777 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 2536 2008 1314433-A0001580000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, 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 5719, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411778 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2513 2008 1314433-A0000620000 GAME Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6014, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410309 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice 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 2561 2008 1314433-A0003090000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5740, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411779 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 1558 2008 1154432-A0000580100 Rojelio Garcia & Maria De Jesus Garcia The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, 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 3295, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411772 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1550 2008 1154432-A0000440000 Arnaldo Marquez Jr. Est. & Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3234, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411771 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice 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 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 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 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads

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Public Notice 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 Notice REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (“SOQ”) FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY In accordance with the Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act (“CCNA”), section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the Florida Governmental Utility Authority, a legal entity and public body created by interlocal agreement pursuant to section 163.01, Florida Statutes, (“FGUA”), is seeking the services of quali ed rms or individuals to provide continuing professional engineering services for the FGUA’s water and wastewater utility systems and potential future acquisitions. The FGUA currently owns and operates a total of seven water and wastewater utility systems in Pasco, Lee, Hillsborough and Collier Counties. Engineering rms and individuals who are currently under contract with the FGUA are required to submit a statement of quali cations at this time. The FGUA anticipates selecting at least three (3) rms that will be required to execute the FGUA’s standard Contract for Consulting/Professional Services within thirty (30) days of selection. It is intended that this agreement will be for a term of three (3) years with optional renewal periods and subject to an annual performance review. Task assignments will be subject to scope de nition and fee negotiation on a case-by-case basis. The FGUA may choose to select another rm or use in-house staff to perform any of the above services in whole or in part. No minimum amount of professional services or compensation is guaranteed to the selected rms. SOQs must be mailed or delivered in a sealed envelope marked “Continuing Professional Engineering Services SOQ” to the FGUA’s Operations of ce, 280 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 2000, Longwood, Florida 32779, by 2pm local time, March 26, 2012. Interested parties should submit an original and six (6) copies of a letter of interest and quali cations package for consideration. Any SOQ received after this advertised deadline will not be considered. Failure to provide the r equired copies and information shall result in the SOQ being deemed nonresponsive. The FGUA reserves the right to reject all SOQs, waive any informalities and to request additional information from the applicant if necessary. The evaluation of all SOQs and awarding of contracts will be done in accordance with the CCNA. The FGUA anticipates approving the selected rms at its April 19, 2012 Board of Director’s meeting. Once approved, the selected Consultants will be required to provide their employee hourly rate schedule to be utilized as the basis of compensation for the Consultant’s Basic and Additional Services and, if necessary, enter into negotiations. Proposers may download a copy of the FGUA’s Professional Engineering Services Request for Quali cations package, which includes the evaluation criteria, a copy of the proposed standar d contract and FGUA procurement policy, from the FGUA website at http://ww2.fgua.com/contents/bids.asp. Questions regarding this SOQ must be in writing and submitted to: Robert W. Dickson, P.E., Capital Program Manager Florida Governmental Utility Authority 280 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 2000 Longwood, FL 32779 (407) 629-6900 telephone (407) 629-6963 facsimile rdickson@govmserv.com 411605 CN 3/8/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF STEPHEN J. REYNOLDS Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEPHEN J. REYNOLDS, deceased, whose date of death was July 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with the 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 March 8, 2012. TRICIA K. REYNOLDS Personal Representative 470 S. Davis Street LaBelle, Florida 33935 STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Post Of ce Drawer 2188 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Telephone 863-675-0087 By: Steven J. Polhemus, Esquire Florida Bar Number 182567 411618 CN 3/8,15/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 222012CP 000005XXXXXX PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JUAN C. GARCIA A/K/A JUAN GARCIA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that a Petition for Summary Administration has been led in the estate of JUAN C. GARCIA A/K/A JUAN GARCIA, deceased, File Number 22201CP00005 XXXXXX, by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471; that the total value of the estate is homestead real property and personal property of $500.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: MARGARITA G. FREIRE, 3109 Braddock Street, Tampa, Florida 32607 OMAR M. GARCIA, 1111 Shipwatch Circle, Tampa, Florida 33602 CINDY G. GENNARO, 10507 Hinds Place, Odessa, Florida 33556 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED 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 the rst publication of this Notice is March 8, 2012. MARGARITA G. FREIRE Petitioner OMAR M. GARCIA, Petitioner CINDY G. GENNARO, Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 410444 CN 3/8,15/2012 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 of 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 Clerk 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 NUMBER 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 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 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 AGAINS T THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NO T 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 Oa k 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 disabilit y 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 o f the notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, dial 711. Dated this 2-16-2012. JOE FLIN T Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddoc k Deputy Cler k 410889 GCD 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles/vessel will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on March 19, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 2009 Diamond Back Mfg. Inc., HULL #DKP12579A909 1994 Ford Vin: 1FBJS31H2RHB76653 2007 Yamaha Vin: JY4AM07Y27C040981 We have the right to refuse any and all bids 411032 CN 03/08/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. 411288 CB/CN 3/8/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, MARCH 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of JULISSA CAMACHOQUEEN SIZE BED MATRESS AND BOX SPRING, TOYS, 2 SPEAKERS, 3 TV’S, FAN, STEREO, MISCELLANEOUS • Property of LEONDRAE CAMEL -2 WING BACK CHAIRS, 2 TABLE LAMPS BED SPREAD, CARPET, SUITCASE,AIR PURIFIER, MISCELLANEOUS. • Property of BODDY MCNEAL 1 BIKE QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD, 4 TIRES, 19” TV, GIRL’S BIKE ,TOYS, MISCELLANEOUS. 411298 SUN 3/8,15/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Jaime Miranda and Kathleen Coco conducting a Retail business at Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Mirror, Mirror, LLC and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Jaime Miranda 601 S. Francisco St., Apt D Clewiston, FL 33440 Kathleen Coco 601 S. Francisco St., Apt D Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Mirror, Mirror LLC is as follows: Jaime Miranda and Kathleen Coco It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Mirror, Mirror, LLC under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Jaime Miranda DATE: 2-28-2012 411323 CN 3/8/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a Board meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm in the Clewiston Country Club, Golf View Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.411760 CN 3/8/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Public Notice 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 said, “People cannot eat less and exercise more. Essentially, you are putting the entirety of the blame on the patient. That isn’t right.” Critics have responded that it is due to poor eating habits and the lack of proper education on healthy foods that has led to the obesity problem. In other words, it is simply a matter of a person’s choice to eat how they want to eat. As to governmental regulation, that has sparked a strong response from government watchdog groups, the Sugar Association, and the American Sugar Alliance. Promptly responding to the article, the Sugar Association crafted a press release that addressed the claims that Lustig made as being unfounded and scienti cally erroneous. They listed several facts that studies have shown concerning sugar -including that as the obesity epidemic rates began to rise, the consumption of cane and beet sugar actually decreased. For them, there is one obvious choice: a person’s free will to choose. “There is an obesity problem in our country that can lead to very serious health issues,” the Sugar Association’s press release read. “But it comes from a combination of over consumption of all foods and lack of exercise. To label a single food as the one and only problem misinforms, misleads, and confuses consumers, and simply adds to the problem.” Judy Sanchez, Director of Corporate Communications for U.S. Sugar, stated that everyone who works in the sugar industry is offended by the articles claims. “We take offence that our valuable ingredient would even be considered toxic,” said Sanchez. “Sugar has been consumed for thousands of years without any toxic side effects.” Sanchez’s comment re ects the view of many of those who work day-to-day in the elds and the plant in order to produce the product. What does this mean for the sugar industry and those employed? No one is willing to go that far to speculate but the examples of what happened when alcohol and tobacco became regulated do come to mind. Of cials with the sugar industry are quick to point out that regulation is nowhere near being considered and any attempt will be met with the strongest resistance possible. For now, it is a quiet waiting game to see what happens next. SUGARContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOStand up to bullyingThe TV Crew at Pioneer Park Elementary stands up to bullying. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAWill regulation ever affect the sugar industry?

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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: National Doctor s DayMarch 30th Honor your Doctor T oday Call 863-983-2735 At Hendry Regional Medical Center we appreciate the care that our doctors give every day Through a thoughtful gift to the HRMC Foundation, you can honor these physicians. The Hospital Foundation will gladly notify each doctor that you choose to recognize. Don Don t miss the special chance to warm the caring hearts of the wonderful physicians at Hendry Regional. Send your donation today: Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation 544 W est Sugarland Highway Clewiston, Florida 33440 (863-983-2735) At Hendry Regional, Our Doctors Provide Daily Doses of Exceptional Care 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 and Ralph Walker will be hoping to strike their own chord in the general electorate to capture the seat that Commissioner Gwen Asia-Holley is relinquishing at the end of her term. In Pahokee, Vice Mayor Henry Crawford Jr. will be going up against Felicia Hill for a seat on the Pahokee City Commission. Crawford is the incumbent, having served on the Pahokee com mission for many years. The story in South Bay is that there is no sto ry. No one sought to challenge the seats held by Vice Mayor Linda Johnson or Commissioner Joe Kyles this election year, giving the two automatic wins for their commission seats. Also unopposed in the Glades this year are Commissioner Mary Ross Wilkerson in Belle Glade and Commissioner Keith Babb in Paho kee. The two will serve for another three years on the commission. The Sun will be posting results as they are made available on Facebook. Just search for and like The Sun for coverage on Election Day. EL E CTION BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e Sun The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce is asking residents to maintain watchful eye on their neighborhoods, and their own property, after someone called them to report a suspi cious person acting as a home alarm represen tative. According to information released by the sheriffs ofce, the caller later reported an at tempted burglary to their residence. While investigators are not yet able to determine if the two incidences are related, the company the man is said to have been representing tells the sheriffs ofce that it does not send out em ployees to solicit for alarm systems. The incident happened on March 4, at the 200 block of Northeast First Street in Belle Glade. The sheriffs ofce said that a younger black man, approximately 5 tall, and wear ing a royal blue polo shirt with an ADT alarm company logo, approached the homeowner as a sales representative for the company. He car ried ADT yard signs with him. The sheriffs ofce is urging residents who see any suspicious activity related to this inci dent, or any other potential scheme, to report the matter to the authorities at 561-996-1670. In the event of an emergency, call 911. Man Posing as Alarm Rep Suspicious During a recent managers meeting at the cor porate ofce in Belle Glade, Jeff Royal, president of Royals Inc announced to the winners of the G. L. Royal Manager of the Year award. Tim Taylor, the manager of the Belle Glade fur niture location, was the rst place recipient of the prestigious G.L. Royal Manager of the year award. This award is a yearlong contest and is based on earning points for in rst, second, and third place in eleven different categories. Tim had earned a total of 250 points for the contest. Ra chel Parrish, the manager of the Clewiston furni ture location, won second place in the contest. Rachel earned 235 point. This was a close contest between rst and second place, only 15 points separating the rst from the second. The third place winner was Joseph Varnadore, manager of the Okeechobee Ashley Furniture Homestore which is part of the ve store chain of Royals Furniture stores. Jo seph earned 180 points for the contest. Royals Furniture Announces Manager of the Year SUBMITTED PHOTOS From left to right: Jeff Royal and Rachel Parrish, Clewiston store; Jeff Royal and Tim Taylor, Belle Glade store; Jeff Royal and Joseph Varnadore, Okeechobee store. SUBMITTED PHOTO FCAT Writing Breakfast KEC/Canal Point Elementary students Luckeysiah Baptiste, Yasmine Robinson, Lamira cle Davis, Nathaly Guerro, Jordyn Walkes, and Timya Johnson enjoy the 4th Grade FCAT Writing Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 LAKE OKEECHOBEE—The Big “O” Birding Extravaganza is a Glades/Hendry County cooperative event in South Central Florida on the Southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee. Glades and Hendry counties are becoming a mecca for bird w atching, home to more than 300 species of birds, including limpkins, migratory swallow-tailed kites and painted buntings which pass through during October and April. Five Great Florida Birding Trail sites are within the region: Dinner Island Ranch and Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest both are Wildlife Management Areas, and Stormwater Treatment A rea #5 (STA5) in Hendry County, and Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management A rea—East & West in Glades County. Expect to see ducks such as the Fulvous W histling-Duck and the Mottled Duck; shorebirds like Black-necked Stilt; waders such as Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork and Least Bittern; and specialty raptors including Crested Caracara, Snail Kite, and Barn Owl. Plus, area birders are always on a quest for that elusive Smooth-billed Ani. The 2012 Big O Birding Festival is planned for Wednesday, March 28, through Sunday, March 31, on the southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee. This year’s “roost” will be the Port LaBelle Inn. From there, participants will explore Hendry and Glades Counties with exclusive tours led by prestigious birding experts. Photo tours will be led by John J. Lopinot and keynote speaker John C. Ogden. For a schedule of events or to register for a variety of programs and tours call 863-675-0125 or go online to www.BigOBirdingFestival.com. Big O Birding Festival to ‘roost’ at Port LaBelle Inn Ken Corregan/ Hendry-Glades AudubonWater treatment wetlands in the Lake Okeechobee area have become popular sites for wading birds and for bird watchers. Courtesy photo/ SFWMDBlue winged teal frequent areas around the Kissimmee River.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO THIS OFFER IS VALID FOR YOU AND UP TO 5 OF YOUR FRIENDS! Bring this offer to the Players Club to sign up and PLAY AND EAT FOR FREE today! Valid 7 days a week Expires: 3/31/12*Must bring coupon. Cannot be combined with bus offers. Must be a NEW Players Club Member (Must not be a member in any Seminole or Hard Rock Casino in Florida Players Club)Limit one coupon per person. Must be a NEW Players Club Member (must not be a member in any Seminole or Hard Rock Casino in Fl orida Players Club), membership is free to all 21 or over. No purchase necessary. Approved ID will be required for redemption. All offers are subject to availability. Non-negotiable, non -transferable, cannot be combined with any other offer and must be redeemed in person at Seminole Casino Brighton. No cash value. No un-used credit will be returned. Only valid for food service in the Josiah Restaurant. Alcohol not included. 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If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT-IT.NEW MEMBERS GET $ 50 FREE PLAY AND $ 10 FOOD CREDIT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD!Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Manag ement 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, pleas e call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.*May not accurately represent vehicle won. Like us on Facebook DRAWING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 AT 10PM Earn Entries Daily and Win a New 2012 Mercedes Benz C250! 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 Big bingo specials add to the St. Patrick’s Day funBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—Rub your lucky charm, nd a 4-leaf clover and search for the end of the rainbow. Saturday, March 17, brings “Pot of Gold” Hot Seats for Cash to the Seminole Casino Brighton, where lucky slots players can win their share of $2500 every hour from 1 to 11 p.m. For bingo players, the St. Patrick’s Day bingo buy in is $70, or $75 with computer. Regular games pay $750, with $23,000 in j ackpot games, including two guaranteed $5,000 jackpot games. Come try bingo on Fridays in March, w ith free bingo games at 3 p.m. as players compete to win a share of $1,000 in casino free play prizes. Fridays also bring Hot Seats slot promotions throughout the month of March. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., players compete to win a share of $2,000 in casino free play. Put your Irish luck to the test all month to increase your chances of winning a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 on Saturday, March 31. More casino play during March means more chances to win the new car. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m.Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405 slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big-city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, o State Road 721 in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminole brightoncasino.com. Irish ‘Pot of Gold’ Hot Seats for Cash on St. Patrick’s Day at Seminole Casino Brighton Courtesy photo/ Team Ghostrider/Dan HubbellTeam Ghostrider to perform at Okeechobee RodeoTim Lepard’s Team Ghostrider will perform at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo March 10 and 11 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. each day.

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For those who like to play in the mud, and those who like a race with a real challenge, the growing sport of mud bogging may be just the ticket. Mud bogging, also known as mud racing or mudding, includes races for those who compete professionally and events that ar e j ust for fun.Mudding is an o -road motorsport popular in Canada and the United States. The goal is to drive a vehicle through a pit of mud of a set length. Winners are determined by the distance traveled through the pit before getting stuck. If several vehicles are able to travel the entire length, winner is determined by a timer. The motor sport is overseen by sanctioning bodies such as the American Mud Racing Association and the National Mud Racing Organization. Mudding races can include vehicles ranging from three-wheeled All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to giant “monster” trucks. The National Mud Racing Organization (NMRO) is the sanctioning body for straight-line mud drag racing and 4x4 stock and modi ed Tough Truck racing. Competitors compete for a purse and a season-series points championship. This is a membership organization made up of over 400 racers and growing. For more information online, go to http://www. nmro.net. The American Mud Racing Association (AMRA) represents the modern extreme automotive sport of Mud Racing. Even though the organization is still in the expansion stages of its youth, its board members and racers h ave extensive experience in this sport. For more information online, go to http://www. iracemud.com. In South Florida, most “mudders” do not race professionally. They just enjoy getting together with other mud bogging fans and testing their vehicles and driving skills in a mud pit. Some local mudding venues, such as Devil’s Garden in Hendry County and L-Cross in Glades County, are open year round. Others, such as the Mudfest in Okeechobee are limited to a few days a year.L-Cross Extreme EventsL-Cross Motocross is a 1,200 acre motocross riding area in the middle of a 13,000 acre family owned beef cattle ranch in Glades County, on the northern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The site chosen for the motocross track, hair scrambles and peewee motocross track includes shady trees and swimming holes. L-Cross Extreme Events also o ers mudding, 10 miles of hare scramble motocross trails, pee wee motocross track, 25 mile nature trail ride, and motocross bike wash station. The motocross track and trails are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. most weekends. An Annual Motocross Membership Card is required to ride the mx track and trails. Florida Motocross Tracks L-Cross MX has multiple motocross riding areas including a motocross track and vast woods areas and scenic mx trails. LCross Motocross also o ers areas to ride all kinds of o -road vehicles including motocross bikes, ATVs, dirtbikes, quads, or even jeeps, and buggys. L-Cross hosts various events throughout the year, including Fall Fest, a New Years Party and many more. These events feature live music, lots of food vendors, camping and mudding. Some events are “adults only.” No hookups are available for camping but you can bring your own generator. Camp res are allowed as long as there is no re ban at the time. LCross is located at 27531 E State Road 78, in Glades County. For more information, call 863-763-0569 or see their web site at www.l-cross.com.Okeechobee MudfestOkeechobee Mudfest attracts thousands of mudding enthusiasts from all over the country for a weekend of fun in the mud. For the past few years, the 270-acre Sales Ranch in Okeechobee has hosted Mudfest weekends twice a year – in February and August. The most recen t Mudfest was Feb. 17-19, 2012. Participants can camp onsite or stay in the comfort o f a local motel. For more information online, go to http://www.facebook.com/ TheMudFest. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News March 2012 44th Annual Speckled Perch Festival Saturday, March 10th 9-4 and Sunday, March 11th 9-4The annual festival celebrates the shing industry in Okeechobee promises your favorite fried cat sh and a heap of delicious fried goodies including Barbecue, Swamp Cabbage, Fried Pumpkin Bread, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fritters, Ox Tail or Jerk ChickenTop it all off with:Ice Cream Strawberry Shortcake or Funnel Cakes. For the Kids: Gem mining, face painting, plaster art And special projects with staff of Home DepotOVER 100 BOOTHS River trader will be on-site as well as Guy Harvey and Cracker Life items, Seminole Arts and Crafts, hand crafted jewelry, a Book Fair by the Okeechobee County Media Specialists and many more!Don’t Miss The Dancing turtle, Chain saw Carving Demonstrations or live animal exhibits by Animal Adventures. Performances by: The Chobee Steelers and Xplosion! and other Local Talent Parade starts at 11:00 am Saturday The sport of ‘mudding’ growing in popularity Courtesy photo/ Bobby BlishOkeechobee Mudfest attracts thousands of mudding enthusiasts from all over the United States for weekend of fun.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Its A Family A-Fair Tuesday March 13thFair Opens 5 PMWednesday March 14thFair Opens 5 PM2012Thursday March 15thFair Opens 5 PM Friday March 16thFair Opens 5 PMSaturday March 17thFair Opens 12 NoonSunday March 18thFair Opens 12 Noon LuckyBob Extreme Jugling & Magic -TimePostedDJKenKeller ofWOKC … DJ at Large ExoticAnimalShow -Times posted PigTalentShow as featured on JayLeno -Times posted Motorsat the MidwayŽDisplays Each Day MonsterTruckRides (additional fee applies) $1 Night with Fireworks($1Rides, $1 Admission, & $1 SelectFood Items ALL Night)Dairy Show 5 PMFireworks Show 7:30 PMStudent Night $2GateAdmissionforStudentsSwine Showmanship 5 PMOkeechobeeIdolPrelimsContest 7 PM Sign up at the entertainment tent the day of the event.FoodDrive Night(Bring 3 cans of food $2 Gate Admission)Swine Show 5 PM Talent Show7 PM-Sign up at the entertainment tent the day of the event.TGIF Night$5 Gate Admission Steer Show 3 PM BeefBreeding Show 1HourAfter SteerShowEndsEquine Exhibitions 5 PM JackpotBarrelRaces 6:30 PM OkeechobeeIdolFinals 7 PMHeroes / LivestockSaleDay$5 Gate AdmissionArmbands $25 Good All DayBeefFitting & Grooming Show 9 AM Horse Exhibitions 10:30 AM 1-D, 2-D, 3-D, & 4-D BarrelRacing 1 PM Youth LivestockSale … 2 PM(SaleOrder:Dairy,Steers,BeefBreeding,Swine,Lambs,Goats)JackieSteilConcert 3 PM & 6 PM Heroes(Cops vs Firemen)Competition 7 PMFamilyDayat the Races $5 Gate Admission(1Free Child AdmissionPerPayingAdult)Dates, times, & prices subjectto change without notice.Daily Entertainment www.okeechobeecountyfair.com MIDWAY PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULETuesday March 13thFair Opens 5 PMWednesday March 14thFair Opens 5 PM Thurs March 15thFair Opens 5 PM Friday -March 16thFair Opens 5 PMSaturday March 17thFair Opens 12 NoonSunday March 18thFair Opens 12 Noon Armbands $20 GoodAll Night Armbands $25GoodAll Night Armbands $25 GoodAll Day Armbands $25GoodAll Day Armbands $25GoodAll Night Armbands $25GoodAll Night www.okeechobeecountyfair.com CHEVROLETYour Home Town Dealer Since 1933 PLANTATION Our Sponsors DiscountTicketsAvailableEach dayJ.W.Sod, Inc Dr.Tim IoannidesTue March 13th Sun March 18th 5 Okeechobee News March 9, 2012 Some call it just good ole’ clean and dirty fun, but Devils Garden Mud Club w ants the focus of its business to be family fun. Devils Garden Mud Club rst opened Memorial Day 2011, but work to get the park open began two and half years earlier. Owners Doug and Cathy Zipperer and their employees worked extensively w ith Hendry County o cials and South Florida Water Management to get proper permitting. Now Devils Garden holds regular events tied to holidays and local festivals. “We wanted to be sure it was done right from the very beginning,” said Donna Metz-Oates, marketing director. “The focus is always family and safety here. Safety is important, so it took us longer to be di erent. And that’s why many like to come here.” Enthusiasm for the park is growing w ith word spreading about what many are calling the largest mud park in South Florida. Over 12,000 acres large, Devils Garden Mud Club is 20 miles south of Clewiston on County Road 835. The park is an o cial NARA Airboat racing location and also has truck races, and ATV side-by-side races and lawn tractor pulls. Aside from the racing, DGMC has camping areas, beach areas, mud holes, ATV trails and a new Jeep obstacle course. There are also various vehicle wash o locations. After dark, folks are invited to visit the lit mudhole and the bon re too. DGMC also has a special family camping area. “Our main goal is family and we know it’ll pay for itself in the long run,” said Ms. Oates. “We’ve got a little bit of everything and lots of space to spread out in which makes it fun for everyone.” The park also holds regular concerts as it has a concert stage on site and brings various food and other vendors in during events. Coming events for Devils Garden are March Mud Madness, March 16-18, and Spring Break Mudfest April 20-22. Special live entertainment and special race events are being planned for both. For full info on Devils Garden Mud Club and all of its interests and accommodations, please visit DevilsGardenMudClub.com or nd them on Facebook. Devils Garden Mud Club is made for family fun Staff photoIf a vehicle gets stuck, others are willing to help pull it out of the mud. Staff photoAirboats race at Devils Garden Mud Club. The park is more than 12,000 acres and includes an of cial NARA Airboat Racing track.

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Florida State Parks o er a wide variety of programs and activities. Some of the programs o ered this month include the following. A RT IN NATURE: WHIMSICAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING INSTRUCTION John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 8, 10 a.m. This course will teach you basic composition, while learning painting technique with a touch of whimsy. The cost for the program is $30 for members of the “Friends of MacArthur Beach” and $35 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Janice Kerber, 561776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations and a materials list. Fees: $30 Members of Friends of MacArthur Beach/$35 Non-members Directions: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. “THE PREHISTORY OF THE PARK: SUN, SURF AND QUESTIONS?” John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 10, 11 a.m. Noon Come listen to Dr. Christian Davenport talk about the prehistory of the park, its inhabitants and the surrounding area. The program cost $15 per person or $10 per person if you are a member of the “Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park.” Reservations required. Please call J anice Kerber at 561-776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations. Fees: $10 Members of the Friendsof MacArthur Beach/$15 Non-members BLUEGRASS MUSIC CONCH STOMP BAND John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 11, 2 4 p.m. Come listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a variety of bluegrass songs. Fun for all ages. This program is free with park admission. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at (561) 6246950. Fees: Free with park admission ($5 per v ehicle for 2-8 persons; $4 for single occupant vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, and extra passengers.) FAMILY ART IN NATURE PROGRAM John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 11, 2 4 p.m. Join us for a workshop designed for the whole family. Design and create something beautiful out of the unexpected. Child and parent will create something special using a variety of materials. Reservations required. Please call Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations. Fees: $35 Members of Friends of MacArthur Beach/$40 Non-members F.U.N. PROGRAM: “TURTLE HURDLES” John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 17, 9 10 a.m.ww Children and families are invited to learn about the sea turtles that visit the park. There will be various activities and games for the children. This program is free with park admission. Reservations required. Please call Janice Kerber, (561) 776-7221, ext. 104. Fees: Free with park admission. NATURAL FLORIDA GUIDED WALK AND VOLUNTEER PROJECT Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Education Center Date: March 17, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Join Florida State Parks AmeriCorps Members for a guided walk through some of the park’s pristine natural communities and learn about the importance of plant and wildlife interactions and the role of re in Florida. Bring a sack lunch and take a break, then help make difference! The remainder of the program will involve exotic plant education and eradication. The program is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and up participants do not h ave to take part in both portions of the program. Registration is suggested for more information contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551, or email alexandra.onisko@ dep.state. .us. Fees: Free park admission for event participants. Directions: To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the south: On I-95 take Exit 87A go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the north: On I-95 take Exit 96 go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right. BLUEGRASS MUSIC UNTOLD RICHES John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 18, 1-4 p.m. Nathan Rich and the “Untold Riches” bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music to the park’s amphitheater. Just sit back and enjoy the music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561-624-6950. Fees: Free with park admission MACARTHUR UNDER MOONLIGHT KILLBILLIES John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 7, 7 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) This month’s musical entertainmen t is Killbillies, playing Irish and folk music. Come on out and bring the whole family! No reservations required and children under age 10 are free. Admission $5 pe r person. For more information, please 561-624-6950. Florida State Parks plan special programs and events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 See PARKS — Page 7 Courtesy photoJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park Courtesy photoJonathan Dickinson State Park

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 4TH ANNUAL KID’S FISHING CLINIC Fort Pierce Inlet State Park Date: March 24, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. On Saturday March 24, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park will be hosting the 4th A nnual Kid’s Fishing Clinic. Every participant will learn about the Indian River Lagoon and practice shing skills such as casting and knot tying. Children ages 6-14, who complete the ve stations, will receive a prize. Only 50 spaces are available and pre-registration is required, so sign up early to reserve your spot! Register by calling 772-468-3985. A waiting list will be started after 50 kids h ave been signed up. Fees: Registration is required. Directions: Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is located four miles east of Fort Pierce, v ia North Causeway. NATURESCAPING 2012 A GREEN CELEBRATION Park: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 14, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Park entrance is FREE to the public for our annual NatureScaping Event. Join the group for a free educational day of family fun, with native plant vendors, demonstration gardens, live animal show, guest speakers, artwork for sale, walk thru butter y aviary, children’s crafts, local environmental organizations, a ra e, photography contest, live music and food! The park’s newly remodeled Nature Center will h ave it’s gr and opening, featuring artwork for sale by wildlife artist Guy Harvey. For more information, please call (561) 624-6970. Fees: Free park admission. BLUEGRASS MUSIC CONCH STOMP BAND John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 8, 24 p.m. Come listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a variety of bluegrass songs. Fun for all ages. This program is free with park admission. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561-624-6950. Fees: Free with park admission MUSIC IN THE PARK FALL/WINTER CONCERTS Highlands Hammock State Park Date: April 21, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening outdoor concert featuring Back Porch Revival’s Old Time String Band in the park’s picnic area. Picnic baskets/coolers are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, ashlight and bug spray. All ticket proceeds bene t park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. Fees: Concert admission is $5 per person (accompanied children 12 & unde r admitted free of charge.) Park entrance fee of $6 per car is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Call 863-386-6094 for more information. Directions: Highlands Hammoc k State Park is located o US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), fou r miles west of Sebring. PARKSContinued From Page 6 Courtesy photoJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park Courtesy photoFort Pierce Inlet State Park Courtesy photoHighlands Hammock State Park

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Okeechobee Spring RodeoOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Spring Rodeo will be held March 10 and 11 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center at 2 p.m. each day. This is a PRCA sanctioned rodeo and attracts top rodeo cowboys from all over the United States. The public entrance to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is o State Road 710.Sugarland ToursCLEWISTON—Take a ride on 24-passenger Sugarland Express (or bring a larger group on your own bus) for an exciting and informative 4-1/2 hour heritage and agricultural tour. Step back in time with an interesting historical orientation of Clewiston and Lake Okeechobee. You’ll get an upclose look at a sugarcane farm to chop and chew some sugar cane and view the latest in farming techniques. You will journey to the Clewiston sugar mill & re nery and citrus juice plant—both state-of-the-art facilities. Also enjoy the tour’s newest addition, a tour of the renovated Clewiston Museum. Please note that any portions of the tour that include a visit to ongoing operations may not always be available due to schedule con icts, maintenance downtime or poor w eather. For more information, call 877 6934372 or 863 983-7979.Miss Latina of the Glades PageantCLEWISTON—The Miss Latina of the Glades Pageant will be held March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. For more information, call 863-234-0232.Speckled Perch FestivalOKEECHOBEE—The Speckled Perch Festival, sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street, will be held in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee on the weekend of March 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Speckled Perch Festival Parade will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. The festival began many years ago as a sh-fry fundraiser for the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. When the original chamber folded, Okeechobee Main Street took over the event. Over the years, the festival has grown and changed, adding arts and crafts vendors, games for children and entertainment. Due to state health laws, speckled perch—which is a game sh and not commercially harvested—cannot be served at public events. So a cat sh dinner served at the Speckle Perch Festival. Local talent including the Chobee Steelers and Xplosion will perform. For more information, call 863-357-6246 or go online to www.mainstreetokeechobee. com.Clewiston Museum speakerCLEWISTON—The Clewiston Museum Speaker Series continues on Thursday, March 8, with Chris Davenport, Palm Beach County Archeologist, as he presents “The Belle Glade Culture–the Middle Man.” He has done extensive research on the early native Americans who once inhabited the Lake Okeechobee region. For more information, or to reserve your seat, call 863-983-2870.Okeechobee County FairOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee County Fair will be held March 13-18, at the Agri-Civic Center Fairgrounds, with the entrance o State Road 710. The fair includes a carnival midway, livestock shows, cooking competitions, fruit and vegetable competitions, sewing and arts and crafts competitions. There is even a Lego building competition. The Okeechobee 4-H and FFA Livestock Show will be the week of March 12-17, with the livestock sale on Saturday, March 17. Fairgrounds opens at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment will include the Kandu Magic Show, pig races, a petting zoo, performances by Okeechobee Steelers, horse shows, a monster truck show, Okeechobee Idol Talent Show and performances by Crossbone Band.Waterfest F.U.N. FestivalOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council, the Bassmasters Elite Series and the “O.L. Raulerson, Jr.” BBQ Contest h ave joined to create the “Waterfest F.U.N. Festival.” This event is to be held at the Scott Driver Pavilion, located at 10101 State Road 78 West Okeechobee, Saturday, March 24, through Sunday, March 25. Festival opens at 10 a.m. and the weigh-in is a t 3 p.m. each day. The festival will h ave educational activities, entertainment, Florida storytellers, historical displays, outdoor sports demonstrations and a barbecue competition.L.O.S.T. Ride for cyclists and hikersOKEECHOBEE—Anyone interested in cycling or walking is invited to ninth annual L.O.S.T. Ride on March 31, starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a world-wide destination for birdwatching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and much more. Also, there is a BBQ meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e with a of ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information visit www.okeechobeerotary.org or call 928-4ROTARY. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEBSITE: WEBSITE: WWW.QUAILCREEKPLANTATION.COM WWW.QUAILCREEKPLANTATION.COMWe offer sporting clays, hunting, lodging and space for parties, weddings and company gatherings. Gift certificates Gift certificates available. available. Great family Great family getaway! getaway! For more information, contact us at: For more information, contact us at: (863) 763-2529 (863) 763-2529 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 Area festivals and special events this month... Courtesy photo/ Sandra PearceThe Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo is set for Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. each day. See EVENTS — Page 9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2011-2012Buy tickets online!www.dollyhand.org Box Office: 561-993-11601977 College Drive | Belle Glade campusThe Allan Harris QuartetMarch 15 at 7:30pmPalm Beach State College Music DepartmentMarch 22 at 7:30pmCeltic Fire: Irish Music & Dance with Riverdances Michael LondraMarch 23 at 7:30pm30th Anniversary Celebration Buffalo Rome and Larry GatlinApril 17 at 7:00pmMissoula Childrens TheatreMay 5 at 11:00am & 7:00pmStreet Beat, Inc.May 11 at 7:00pm Find us on € 30THANNIVERSARYSEASON€ 9 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 Ride Around the LakeCLEWISTON—Sheriff Steve Widden and his Community Policing Unit will host a motorcycle ride around the lake to raise money for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches on Saturday, March 24. Registration will be available at Fort Myers Harley Davidson from 9 to 10 a.m. and at Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Tiki Bar, 920 E. Del Monte A venue in Clewiston from 9 to 11 a.m. The group will ride around Lake Okeechobee w ith designated stops, starting from Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and returning to the marina where there will be a car show, a bike show, entertainment, door prizes, vendors, food and refreshments. For more information, contact the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce.Motorcycle rally and rod show in IndiantownINDIANTOWN—Join thousands of motorcycle and hot rod fans for one of the largest single-day motorcycle events in south Florida—the Indiantown Motorcycle Rally and Rod Show on Sunday, March 25, at Timer Powers Park in Indiantown in Martin County. Gates open at 10 a.m. and admission is $5 per person. Enjoy live music by Thunder Road, a bike rally, hot rod show, great food, beer, specialty vendors and more. Join contestants that come from over 100 miles away to compete in the motorcycle games of skill for great prizes and trophies. Hosted by the Indiantown/Western Martin County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Indian Riders Group of Stuart and Band of Brothers, a portion of the proceeds from the rally will bene t the Indiantown Education Coalition. Call 772-597-2184 or visit www.indiantownchamber.org for more information.12 Hours of SebringSEBRING—Sebring International Raceway will host the opening round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. America’s premier sports car endurance race runs on Saturday, March 17. Sebring will also open the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn and mark the return of the FIA to the birthplace of its endurance racing heritage—Sebring hosted the rst FIA World Championship race for sports cars in 1953. “Sebring’s 60th anniversary year will certainly be something special with the addition of the FIA World Endurance Championship,” stated Sebring Raceway President and General Manager Tres Stephenson. “This brings to Sebring the leading cars and drivers that compete in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race in addition to our stellar lineup of ALMS teams.” In 1953, a Cunningham Car built in West Palm Beach by Briggs Cunningham and driven by John Fitch and Phil Walters won the Sebring 12 Hours. For the next 20 years, Sebring would be part of the FIA World Championship for sports cars. Audi, Peugeot, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda are expected to be among the top prototype contenders, while Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW and Aston Martin will lead a large contingent of GT entries. Over 60 cars are expected to start the race, including the radical new DeltaWing entry. Gates open at Sebring on Wednesday, March 14. Tickets to the 60th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida can be ordered online or by calling 800-626-7223. EVENTSContinued From Page 8 File photoSeminole fry bread and pumpkin bread are popular staples at south Florida festivals. Above, a Seminole lady demonstrates the traditional method of making the bread during the Brighton Seminole Festival.

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The Diary of Anne FrankOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Community Theatre wraps up its 33rd season with a play which won both a Pulitzer Prize for literature and a Tony Award for Best Play. “The Diary of Anne Frank” is the true story of the attempt by two Jewish families to escape the Nazi tyranny in occupied Amsterdam during World War II, based on entries in a diary begun by Anne Frank when she was just 13. Besides the obvious tension, the account also includes light-hearted moments, and the beginnings of young love. It is a gripping evening of theatre which is suitable for all ages. Performances are scheduled for March 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at the theatre on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, S.W. Second Ave. at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Advance reserved seat tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, Feb. 13, at 111 N.E. Second Street in Okeechobee. For more information, call 863-763-1307.Hooray for HollywoodLaBELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle, will present “Hooray for Hollywood: a Musical Revue” on March 9, 10 and 11. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Patrons are asked to arrive approximately 30 minutes before curtain time. Produced and directed by Nick Fidanza, the show will feature Firehouse Singers performing the legendary tunes of Hollywood. For tickets or more information call 863-675-3066, email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com or go online to www. rehouseculturalcenterl.com.Celtic Fire: Irish Music and Dance with Riverdance’s Michael LondraBELLE GLADE—Celtic Fire: Irish Music and Dance with Riverdance’s Michael Londra will perform on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hall Cultural Arts Center. Presented by international star and recording artist Michael Londra, Celtic Fire is a high-energy evening bathed in the traditional culture of Ireland. Featuring 100% live music, dance and song, the show is anchored in the customs and the ancient musical history of Erin. It is the perfect Celtic evening that sweeps audiences away to Ireland ... its traditions, its land, its pubs, its music and most of all, its heart. The ticket o ce is the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.A Blast from the PastFORT PIERCE—The Indian River State College Company singers, jazz ensembles and jazz combo will present a mixture of classical and pop music from the past 40 years, at the McAlpin Fine Arts Building, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, on March 8 at 8 p.m.; March 9, at 8 p.m,; and March 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 1-800-220-9915.PBSC music department concertBELLE GLADE—Palm Beach State College Music Department will present a concert on March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. This concert will feature performances of American Song Book tunes from the 1920s and 30s up through today’s contemporary jazz sounds by several jazz groups including the Troubadours (vocal jazz) and jazz combos. The ticket o ce is the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.Buffalo Rome and Larry GatlinBELLE GLADE—Blending a rootsy feel reminiscent of the 1970s wes t coast country rock scene with today’s modern country, Bu alo Rome brings a vinyl vibe to the digital age. Their stunning harmonies and expert musicianship h ave wowed audiences across the country. Their appeal is broad; they h ave appeared with such diverse performers as Kenny Loggins and Montgomery Gentry. Though they h ave been together only a short time, they h ave already been seen on Great American Country and featured in the pages of Country Weekly Magazine. With songs like “Big Sky” and “Ocean In Montana,” they are truly putting the “West” back in Country-Western music. They will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on April 17 at 7 p.m., followed by Larry Gatlin. There h ave been many great voices in country music and one golden one: Larry Gatlin. His bell-like tones and soul-stirring vibrato are works of art in themselves, quite apart from the lyrics they illuminate. Of course, Gatlin is equally distinguished as a songwriter. Of the 42 songs he charted between 1973 and 1990, including 17 Top 10s and the Grammy-winning “Broken Lady,” he single-handedly wrote every one, an achievement unmatched by any othe r artist in popular music. His smash “All The Gold In California” stands as a country crossover classic. A 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 17. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7 p.m. The ticket o ce is the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160. Plays, concerts, dancing and more ... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 PERFORMING ARTS See PERFORMING ARTS — Page 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A vailable O nline N ow!Go to: specialsections.newszap.comClick on “Florida” to reveal all Florida special sections Select “Okeechobee County Community Guide” 11 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 A Nice Family GatheringFORT PIERCE—The Indian River State College Drama Department will present “A Nice Family Gathering” on April 5 at 8 p.m.; and April 6 at 8 p.m.; and April 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre Building, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. It is Thanksgiving Day and the Lundeen household’s rst family gathering since their Dad died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission—to tell his wife he loved her. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date to dinner. For ticket information, call 1-800-220-9915.Country Legends BandBELLE GLADE—On March 24, 2012 at 7 p.m., the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will be lled with the sounds of the greatest Country Music of all time! Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr., Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and many more w ill receive a very special live tribute to their music and lives by The Country Legends Band. This fun lled two hour show is much more than just great music; it also includes narration and image projections of all the original Country Music Legends. Finally, a show where it is okay, actually encouraged, for you to clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along … and you will know all the words! Bring your cameras and video recorders because we love to ham it up for you. The Country Legends Tribute has been performing throughout Eastern Florida to packed performing arts centers and colleges. It has been described as a Branson/ Nashville/Opry style show all rolled up into one … but, only better! Better, because it is coming to you! All tickets are $25 and all seating is general admissions. You may order tickets by visiting the website at www.countrylegendsband.com.Allan Harris QuartetBELLE GLADE—The Allan Harris Quartet will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on March 15, at 7:30 p.m. Allan Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan’s smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily crosses genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist,” Tony Bennett calls Mr. Harris “my favorite singer.” He is regularly featured at the world’s great music festivals, e.g. Jazz Aspen, Wien Jazz Festival in Austria and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Allan’s Harris’s artistry transcends his diverse vocal performances. Harris has composed “Cross That River,” a full-scale musical celebrating the Old West as told through the words and music of a black cowboy, and has received a prestigious Chamber Music America Grant for that work. For ticket information call the theatre at 561-993-1160.Jackie Steil to performOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee County Fair will feature Jackie Steil on Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in concert. Jackie Steil is 14 years old and a freshman at Vero Beach High School. She began playing guitar and writing songs in December of 2010 when her dad bought her rst guitar. Her rst public performance was her middle school talent show and she was a nalist in the 2011 Treasure Coast Texaco Country Show Down for her original song “Dear Player.” Throughout the year Jackie has played several fundraising venues and believes at this stage in her life it is important to give back to the community so all her performances are donated. Jackie has had the opportunity to perform at Open Mics in Nashville at the famous Blue Bird Caf, Margaretville’s and Tootsies Orchid Lounge. She also performed her original song at the song writer’s rounds at the Indigo Room, the Commodore Club and Douglas’ Corner Caf also in Nashville. Jackie will perform both covers and her original songs at the fair. The fairgrounds are at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The public entrance is of f State Road 710. PERFORMING ARTSContinued From Page 10

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Debate arises after controversial articleBY JUAN LOPEZ e SunShould the government regulate sugar in order to preserve the health of the nation? According to one doctor, it should. Dr. Robert Lustig, who specializes in pediatric obesity, had his three-page article published in Nature magazine last month entitled, The Toxic Truth About Sugar. Lustigs article calls for the regulation of sugar as a necessary measure to curtail its addictive qualities and wanton overuse. Such measures include taxes, limiting sales during school hours, and placing age limits on purchasing. Lustig is not speaking of sugar that can be found in your local baking isle or in the container that you use to add avor to your morning cup of coffee. The sugar he is targeting is fructose, the sugar that is most commonly found in processed foods. Foods such as frosted corn akes, soda, sports drinks, juices, etc. According to his studies, chronic use of fructose can lead to many ailments and diseases that are similar to alcohol abuse. His views on the dangers of fructose are catching on with many medical professionals who offer studies showing that it is sugar, not fat, that results in obesity. How is sugar responsible for weight gain? In a video interview, Lustig stated to a fellow doctor his reasoning as to why sugar is responsible. Insulin turns food into energy for either use or storage. Too much sugar leads to too much insulin, which leads to too much fat. High levels of insulin promotes further food intake and is a primary problem in a majority of people. Just one minute before that, Lustig Incumbents looking to secure seats for additional termsBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunTuesday is shaping up to be a very busy and consequential day for the Glades area, as a number of political candidates vie for seats on the Belle Glade and Pahokee city commissions. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday to accommodate voters on Election Day, March 13. Citizens in Belle Glade and Pahokee will be heading to the polls to either re-elect, or elect three people to their respective city commissions. In Belle Glade, residents will be closely watching the contests for seats held by longtime commissioners William Grear and Gwen Asia-Holley. William Grear seeks to be re-elected to his seat, facing Larry Underwood on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Johnny Burroughs Jr. All Eyes on Tuesday Election SPECIAL OCCURRENCE BRINGS GLADES TO THE FOREFRONT OF NFL DISCUSSIONSBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunFor many of our areas young male athletes, they usually share one ultimate goal. You could see it in their eyes. You could see it in their walk. You could see it in their play on the gridiron. You could see it in their talk. The lifelong dream of making it to the NFL is in their blood, their DNA. They put their full hearts and souls on display when it comes to football 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The dream chasers, who typically begin playing football as early as six years old in youth leagues, look at football as an escape from the world around them. Its something that connects them to their families, their communities, their schools, their friends, their churches and everything else beyond the Muck. Football is not only the best way out of the Muck for these lifelong dreamers; its a way of life for them. As a matter of fact, in a way, football is life. And it shows in a big way, from youth league to high school and to college. Its football or nothing. Thats why they have so much passion for Thursday, March 8, 2012 50 Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 2 SEE ATHLETES 8 SEE SUGAR 15 SEE ELECTION 16 Athletes Get Shot at NFL Glory this Year Could Sugar Be Regulated? SUBMITTED PHOTOSStudents and staff celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday at Belle Glade Elementary. Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Sweet Corn Herbicide Trial Field DayThere will be a Sweet Corn Herbicide Trial Field Day on Thursday, March 8, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Everglades Research Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Rd, in Belle Glade. Drs. Calvin Odero and David Sui are inviting you to a grower eld day for demonstration of herbicide performance in sweet corn. The replicated trial contains a collection of both labeled products and numbered compounds in the rst round, which has 5 herbicides pre-emergence treatments and 5 post-emergence treatments. In addition, there is a second round trial, which has one pre-emergence herbicide at various rates. Drive through the EREC front parking lot to the back and heading south on the main farm road for less than 0.5 mile. The trial eld is on the left. David and Calvin will be waiting in the trial eld.Festival of Afro ArtsThe 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 certi cate of participation.Its Tea TimeJoin the United Missionary Baptist Church Womens Ministry for our Ladies, Lil Ladies and (Mens) Pretty Hat Tea on Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. at the Everglades Preparatory Academy Cafeteria (old Pahokee High School cafeteria). This event is sponsored in conjunction with our Annual Womens Day Celebration. For more information, please contact Sis. Donna White at 305-393-5437 or Sis. Barbara Jones at 561-924-5496 or 561-985-0144. Theres no charge for this event, but a free will offering will be received. Understanding through EducationOver the years, the Palm Beach Sheriffs Ofce (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 community, explain the operations of the Sheriffs Of ce, and encourage citizens to undertake measures to prevent crime victimization. The Sheriffs Of ce C.P.A. will meet once a week on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce Western Substation located at 38840 State Road 80, in Belle Glade. The course consists of eight weekly sessions. A course review and graduation ceremony completes the Academy. A light meal will be provided between 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for each class. If you have any questions pertaining to this Academy, please feel free to contact the P.B.S.O. Western Substation at 561-996-1670.2012 College Scholarship ProgramProperty Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, CFA, is happy to announce that the Property Appraisers Of ce is now accepting applications for its 2012 College Scholarship program. The Property Appraisers Of ce presents $1,000 scholarships each year to ve college-bound students. Since 1993, the Property Appraisers Of ce has awarded $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 application is March 31. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a resident of Palm Beach County, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The college or junior college they plan to attend must be accredited. Funds are raised through volunteer employee donations from participants in Friday Casual Dress Day. For more information, call 561-3553230.Change a LifeTo become an adult literacy volunteer please call the Belle Glade Library at 561-996-3453. No previous experience is required as training is provided in a one-day workshop that gives you an overview of strategies for tutoring adult learners. Participants will be matched with a student and site convenient to them. Tutors and students meet in public places such as the local libraries. If participants can commit to at least two hours of volunteer time per week and are friendly, patient persons who love reading, they are asked to call today. Pioneer Park ElementarySchool Store Success Pioneer Park Students continue to earn bear bucks with their good behavior. They are buying school store items with their money. Guidance Counselor, Gary Harmon, would like to remind all that we are accepting school store donations of items such as: Pencils, erasers, small candies, inexpensive toys, souvenirs and trinkets. FCAT Writes Students arrived early for a special homecooked meal style breakfast of sausage and grits, courtesy of Ms. Canty and the Pioneer Park cafeteria staff. Principal Adam Miller, Assistant Principal Michael Rieckenberg were on hand to encourage fourth grade students to relax, remember their strategies and do their best. The Florida Writing Assessment is implemented in grades 4, 8, and 10 following a law passed during the legislature of 1990. The assessment measures students pro ciency in writing responses to assigned topics within a designated testing timeframe. In their responses students generate and develop ideas that showcase higher order skills. Riverdeep Training Third through fth grade teachers received Destination/Riverdeep training in the Media Center on Monday, March 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This training allows teachers to access Riverdeep reports in regards to our FCAT camp work on the computers. Through Destination/Riverdeep, teachers can log in, create a class, then create and assign an activity or test to either the whole group or an individual student. Through the Exploration icon, Destination/Riverdeep also offers programs to enhance whole group instruction. From home, Palm Beach County public school students may access Setination/Riverdeep through the District site, Learning Tools For Kids, then Destination/Riverdeep. Students should enter their PB number; this is their sign on and password. Destination/Riverdeep offers tutorials and interactive learning programs from Pre-K through high school on subjects as varied as phonics through advanced Algebra. Students may access the English or Spanish versions. Gizmos Refresher Webinar Teachers wishing to refresh their Gizmos acuity were invited to register by March 5, for the Gizmos Webinar offered online Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendance was limited to 25 participants in order to personalize attention and address speci c questions. Saturday Tutorials The Saturday tutorials continue to offer strategies and tools to students facing the upcoming FCAT. Fourth graders, having now completed their FCAT Writes test, switched their focus to Reading and Math. In addition to the Saturday tutoring, third graders are still attending their extended day and fourth and fth graders attend Tuesday and Thursday tutoring. Parents are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources offered through the Parent Center. Please see Parent Liaison, Kelvin Johnson to check out learning resources, FCAT games, books and teaching tools to bene t your child. There are also many items available for K 2 students. New Teacher Support Meetings Pioneer Park continued its ongoing support training with new teachers by meeting with new rst year teachers on Monday from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Teachers discussed Coping with Stress and Keeping Cool. The rst year teachers meet regularly with Mr. Miller and have formed a tight knit support group among themselves and with administrators. They have also formed alliances with other staff members for mentoring, advice, and alternative teaching strategies. We want our new teachers to eventually become veterans by feeling welcomed, at home, stress free and to continue being lled with enthusiasm at the opportunity of teaching our students. Upcoming Events Tuesday, March 6: Report Cards sent home, Palm Beach Cultural Councils resident artist engaged students in Ms. M. Walkers Math class (Part of the STEAM initiative) Wednesday, March 7: Kindergarten Words Their Way support session occurred in the Action Center from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Half Day for Students dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Teachers PDD: Differentiated Instruction training continues with session II at Belle Glade Elementary March 6 7: Kristen Rulison and Alana Weinstein begin conducting Readers and Writers Workshop lab sites which will continue over the next ve weeks in preparation for the visit from other Readers and Writers Workshop school Principals and Assistant Principals. These lab sites will be held in the SIG Literacy in Action Center (room 136). March 5 April 6: CELLA Testing Window (Florida-Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment) Family Involvement Night COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL 7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Life Insurance Annuities Health Insurance IRA Rollover Call or email for a free quote! Tom Walsh 250 S. Australian Ave West Palm Beach, FLtwalsh2@metlife.com561.207.2306 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 LaBelle 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store Clewiston 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Osprey is a large raptor that is sometimes known as a Fish Hawk, Fish Eagle, or Sea Hawk. They are smaller than an Eagle and larger than a Red-tailed Hawk. These common and widespread breeding birds in Florida have slender bodies, long narrow wings, and long legs. In ight, the marked kink in their mostly white wings makes an M-shape when they are observed from below. Ospreys are brown above and white below. They are whiter than most raptors. The head is white with dark eyeliner around their yellow eyes. Juveniles have buffy shading on the breast and white spots on the back. When ying with prey, Osprey use their rev ersible outer toes to grasp slippery sh using two toes in the front and two behind. These raptors line up the sh headrst for less wind resistance. Most of their diet consists of sh, however they w ill occasionally eat crustaceans, frogs, turtles, birds, or rodents. They make high-pitched, whistling choop when ying or sitting. Their calls include an alarm call that sounds like a whistling kettle taken rapidly off the stove and a wavering squeal when they feel threatened. The oldest know Osprey lived to be 25 years, two months old. They prefer to build large bulky nests in trees and on man-made structures that are taller to the surrounding trees; and close to areas where there is an abundance of sh. Typically three creamywhite eggs that are spotted with browns, rays, and rust are incubated for 38 days with the young edging in 49 to 59 days. 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 Ospreys, White Pelicans, Wood Storks, Snail Kites, Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Purple Swamphens, and the returning Swallow-tailed kites. For information call 863-675-5264 or e-mail bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big O Birding Festival website www. bigobirdingfestival.com or www.facebook.com (search for big Obirding 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 atsta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: Osprey (OSPR) Margaret England PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDOsprey in ight.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind between 7 and 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind between 9 and 13 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Breezy, with a east wind between 14 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. 12.87 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Windy, with a east wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 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.Bryan HoleyTEMPERANCE, Mich. Bryan Holey, son of Richard and Ellen Holey, passed away on Feb. 27, 2012, in Temperance, Mich. Bryan was born May 29, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Lambertville, Mich. He was very active in Boy Scouts & the Order of the Arrow Senior Scouts. Bryan was selected to attend Boys State in Lansing, Mich., in 1968. He graduated in 1969 from Bedford High School in Michigan. Bryan received an academic scholarship to the University of Michigan. He worked for General Tel. Co. (now Verizon) from 1971 and retired in 2010. Bryan loved being on the water. His family spent most their summers at their cottage on a lake in Irish Hills, Mich. He could often be found out on the lake in the family sailboat. As an adult Bryan enjoyed sailboat racing on Lake Erie. Bryan was known for his generosity. He showered his nieces and nephews with gifts at Christmas. His close friend while awaiting a kidney transplant needed a place to stay. Bryan opened his home to him, and helped organize a fund raiser to help with medical bills. Bryans health had deteriorated since his retirement. Arthritis took several inches from his once tall stature. He suffered from congestive heart failure, diabetes, and COPD. Bryan will be missed by his family including: father, Richard Holey and special friend Patt Mason; brothers, Bruce (Jane) Holey of Clayton, Mich., and Brett (Susan) Holey of Greenwich, Conn.; sisters, Brenda Sumey of Oxford, Mich., and Sue Okopny (Dick) of Grosse Ille, Mich.; six nephews, two nieces, one grandnephew and one grandniece, as well as a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bryan was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Holey. There will be a Bryan Holey Bedford High School Scholarship Fund established. The fund will be for the University of Michigan.Charlie C. Kellar Jr., 25LAKELAND Charlie C. Kellar Jr., age 25, of Lakeland, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at home in Lakeland. Charlie was born July 12, 1986, in Pahokee. He is the son of Charlie C. Kellar Sr. and Tina (Gurganious) Jensen. He is survived by his mother, Tina Jensen; father, Charlie C. Kellar Sr.; brothers, Robert William and Robert Lawrence; sisters, Stephanie Marie Kellar, Crystal Leigh, Elizabeth Ann, and Destiny Paige; grandmothers, Tommie Kellar and Patricia Ethridge; and ance, Melissa Lambert. The funeral service was 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, with Brother David Ferrell of ciating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Arrangement by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Donald Shaw, 70MANTACHIE Donald Eugene Shaw, 70, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at North MississippiMedical Center. He was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Tampa, Fla., to Jack Elmore and Alice Elizabeth Mercer Shaw. He served in the U.S. Marine Reserves from 1959 to 1964 and the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1984, when he retired as an E7. He served his country in the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked as a truck driver for Glade and Grove Supply for 13 years before becoming disabled. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping and shing. Later in life, he became an avid cook and enjoyed watching cooking shows. Most of all, he loved being with his family. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Judy Shaw of Mantachie; one son, Donald Shaw Jr. (Karen) of Clewiston, Fla.; one daughter, Elizabeth Spradling (Wess) of Mantachie; seven grandchildren, Crystal Finney (Marlo), Jessica Spradling, Cheryl Shaw, T.J. Spradling, Robert Earl Spradling, Donny Shaw III and Cole Spradling; and two great-grandchildren, Makennah Guin and Hannah Guin. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tiffany Putnam; one sister, Shirley Elizabeth Rossner; one brother, Jack E. Shaw Jr.; and his parents. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.Lois Maxine Adams, 87CLEWISTON Lois Maxine Adams born A pril 8, 1924, in Fulton, Indiana, by Addie and Palmer Felty, went to be with our Lord on March 4, 2012, at the age of 87. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Shannon and Lori Hart; son, John Adams Jr.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, J ohn W. Adams, Sr. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. Interment will be in Dade Memorial Park, Miami. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. OFFICIALNOTICE of the Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. ANNUALMEETING March 24, 2011Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.s 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the meeting being to elect trustees, vote on proposed By-law changes, and hear annual officersreports. Registration, Entertainment and Voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Business Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.Join us forgreat entertainment, fun, and prizes including a 2001 CHEVROLETK1500 4X4 forone lucky member!PLAN NOWTO ATTEND! 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 OBITUARIES Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78/g. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices were 25.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 19.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 27.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. Gasoline prices have spiked considerably higher in virtually every area over the last two weeks, and while I dont expect the pace of the recent rise in prices to continue for the entire month, a similar jump may again occur closer to April Fools Day, and it wont be a funny joke, itll be disgusting reality, said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. The rise in price is so unbelievable that we may have to revise upward our previous gasoline forecast that had called for a national average of between $3.75 to $4.15 by mid-May, as the national average already stands at nearly $3.72/gallon, DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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The next Parent Night/SAC meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a Hispanic Heritage celebration. Third through fth grade teachers will once again be sharing information to help parents prepare their children for FCAT. Each grade group will provide a presentation on ways parents can help support and encourage their children. They will also give invaluable resources. This presentation will last for 30 minutes. Parent University What is Parent University? Parent University is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of lifes most important and demanding roles. The program provides parents and caregivers with information about their vital responsibility in shaping childrens lives. The Parent University sessions focus on child development, what children are learning in schools, advocacy, parent leadership and effective parenting skills. Parent University 2012 Dates: March 14, March 28, March 31, April 4, April 7, April 11, April 14, May 2, May 16, Celebration: May 23.Gove ElementaryFine Diner Award Congratulations to the following homerooms for earning the Fine Diner Award for the month of February: Ms. McAllister, Ms. Mayorquin, Ms. Collier, Ms. Albors, Ms. Tobert, Ms. DeJesus, Ms. J. Smith, Ms. J. Collins, Ms. Shannon, Ms. Luma, Ms. Rayburn, Ms. Blandon, Ms. Guerry, Ms. Gonzales, Ms. Michno, Ms. Barreto, Mr. Miller, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Brown, Ms. Mangual, Ms. Goldman, Ms. Dorta, Ms. K. Miller, Ms. Bratt, Ms. Marrero, Ms. Rice, Ms. Rimes, Ms. Hanse, Ms. Pearce, Ms. Easdale, Ms. Jacks, and Ms. Lutz. The winning classes received a special dessert in the cafeteria compliments of PTO. Kudos to Dr. Riker for recognizing positive behavior in the cafeteria. Art News The Gove Elementary Art Club is comprised of fth and sixth grade students who use their artistic ability to perform school and community service projects. So far this year, the Art Club has made ornaments for the Dolly Hand Festival of Trees which raises money for educational programs. The artists also designed Safety Posters to adorn our school corridors and created a lifesized Kindness Tree for a Guidance Program we have at our school. The latest achievement by the Art Club is winning Second Place in the School Art Competition at The South Florida Fair. Every year, Palm Beach County Schools are invited to create a themed work of art and compete for prizes. Fair attendees vote for their favorite artwork. The theme of the Fair this year was Years of the South Florida Fair. Schools were given a large to decorate; the Art Club covered the number with faux cow fur and gave it a large birthday hat and sunglasses with the ferriswheel in the re ection. We thank all who voted for our schools project. The project can now be viewed in the art room. We are proud of the Art Club for all of their accomplishments. FFF for FCAT Success Gove Elementary School and Lakeside Medical Center have joined forces, once again, to present the nd Annual Fun Family Fitness for FCAT Success on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. The Fun Family Fitness for FCAT Success is a program fostering family involvement to help prepare 3rd grade students for the upcoming FCAT scheduled to begin on April 16th. Students and their parents will rotate between centers where strategies for FCAT success, in Spanish and English, will be demonstrated. Activities and strategies include academic and nutritional tips as well. After visiting the various centers, each participating family will receive a raf e ticket for a chance to win a Wii Game System with a Wii Fit Board. Additionally, the class with the greatest percentage of participation will win an X Box Kinnect for their classroom. Hope you and your family can attend. For more information, please contact Ellen Smith at 561-993-8700 or via e-mail at ellen.smith@palmbeachschools.org. Pre-Registration Gove Elementary School will have pre-registration beginning Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5. Registration times are Monday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration will be held at Gove in the Math Lab. All new and returning students must ll out a registration form every year. Please remember that only the parent or legal guardian may register the student and sign the registration form. Students entering kindergarten and students new to Gove must present the following originals: Proof of residency, which must be in the legal guardians name. Acceptable proof of residence includes any water and electric bill. (2 items needed) Proof of immunization on a current HRS form 680 (shot record) Physical, dated after 08/20/11 (both sides of the physical must be completed) Birth Certi cate Upcoming Events March 8: PDD / Early Release at 11:30 a.m. March 14-17: Safety Patrol TripBelle Glade ElementaryBelle Glade Elementary School was host to a Meet and Greet on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Parents, teachers, and students joined June Aversano, Area Resource Teacher, Roxanne Curtiss, Principal, and Sally McCarthy, ESE Coordinator in welcoming Dr. Rosemary Daniels, Gifted Specialist for Palm Beach County Schools. It was an informal session where parents could ask questions and learn about the gifted curriculum and the resources available to assist them in making decisions for their children.Glades DayUpcoming Events Grandparents Day/Book Fair on Monday, March 12. Breakfast in Tripp Hall and Fair in the gym Family Fun Night at the Book Fair on Thursday, March 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lower School Field Day on Thursday, March 15 Spring Break from March 19 to 26 Washington, D.C. Trip (6th Gr.) from April 10 to 14 SAT 10 Testing from April 16 to 20 St. Augustine Trip (4th & 5th Gr.) from April 25 to 27 Lower School Field Day The Lower School students will have Field Day on Thursday, March 15. Students K-3-6th grade will participate in numerous sport activities. Teachers will coordinate all events and prepare a funlled day for all to enjoy. Spring Gala Lower School friends and family, the Lower School is putting together a Garden of Gift Certi cates for the Glades Day School Gala. We are asking for gift cards, $5 $50. Any type is appreciated: food, shopping or fun! Thank you in advance for all you do! Registration for 2012-13 We have had a great response from students who have already registered for the 2012-13 school year. Registration is now open to the public, be sure and secure your spot and submit your registration as soon as possible. McMillan Bene t The Belle Glade shing community mourned the loss of veteran Lake Okeechobee bass sherman and grocery store owner Jimmy McMillan by holding a bass tournament and barbeque in his honor on Saturday, March 3. Slims Fish Camp planned a short memorial for McMillan during the 3 p.m. weigh-in, followed by a pulled pork barbeque lunch and raf e to bene t the McMillan family. Tickets were $10 each. National Junior and National Honor Society students volunteered at this event and served food. Gator Network The Gator Network is for anyone who has an interest in Glades Day School. The Network is a way for teachers, parents and friends to communicate about what is happening at Glades Day School, as well as, a place for people to share their ideas. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 SCHOOLContinued 2 SEE SCHOOL 8

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the game, a level thats arguably unmatched in any part of the United States. And thats why the Muck has stood out in football glory nationwide over the past few decades, making lots of history along the way. Dreams on cusp of becoming true reality In 2012, the Muck takes center stage in what could be a truly historic moment. Its one thats likely never happened before and may never happen again anywhere. Never before has nine NFL prospects from an eight-mile radius and three high schools (Belle Glade-Glades Central, Belle Glade-Glades Day and Pahokee) come out of one class. Until now. That fact alone could be in the Guinness Book of World Records one day. You could ask Glades Day Gators head coach Pete Walker or even Pahokee Blue Devils head coach Blaze Thompson. Both are astonished at the very possibility existing this year. The two coaches are extremely happy that these following nine athletes have a realistic chance at playing in the NFL on Sundays beginning this fall: WR Travis Benjamin (Glades Central/University of Miami) CB Rashad Jackson (Glades Central/Marshall University) OL Ernest McCoy (Glades Central/Texas Southern University) WR Deonte Thompson (Glades Central/University of Florida) QB Josh McGregor (Glades Day/Jacksonville University) CB Dwight Bentley (Pahokee/LouisianaLafayette University) CB Janoris Jenkins (Pahokee/University of North Alabama) DL Micanor Regis (Pahokee/University of Miami) WR Martavious Odoms (Pahokee/University of Michigan) Its unbelievable, said Walker, who coached McGregor in Glades Days 2006 state championship season. Its a tribute to Glades football. You dont have that often anywhere. It wouldnt surprise me if they all made it to the league. Blaze Thompson, who coached Jenkins, Odoms and Regis in Pahokees record-setting 2007 state championship season, couldnt agree more. I cant remember a class this large, Blaze Thompson said. Right now, this group of boys has done a lot of positive things for the Glades and for their respective schools. I cant emphasize enough how proud we are of them. Even former Florida State University head coach and college football legend Bobby Bowden said he likes their chances. They have a chance to do something great, said Bowden, who was the head coach of the North team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida College Football All-Star Game at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton). Hopefully, they can impress the NFL scouts and get drafted somewhere.All-stars on national stageMost of the nine aforementioned area athletes were selected to play in at least one college football all-star game over the past couple of months. Regis, currently considered by many analysts to be anywhere from a late-round NFL draft pick to possibly an undrafted free agent, played for the East team in this past Januarys East-West Shrine Bowl Game at St. Petersburgs Tropicana Field. The University of Miami defensive tackle, who recorded a total of 112 tackles, 5.5 sacks, ve passes defended and three interceptions over a four-year career with the Hurricanes, is considered by many pro scouts as an interior defensive lineman who has consistent burst, leverage and quick hands to get to an offensive lineman, according to www.n draftscout.com. Blaze Thompson talked about Regiss chances at making it to the NFL. Hes got all the abilities in the world, Blaze Thompson said. He played well in the EastWest Shrine Bowl. The announcers in that game were talking about his play. Id like to see him get picked up by an NFL team. Odoms, who recorded 94 catches for 1,087 yards and ve touchdowns as a receiver for Michigan over a four-year career, was selected to start at wideout for the South team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida All-Star Game at FAU. He caught one pass for 23 yards in the nationally televised contest. Despite Odoms short stature hes listed as 5 and weighs 173 lbs. Blaze Thompson said he thinks an NFL team that picks him up will be impressed with their selection. Martavious adjusts to a football better than anybody Ive ever seen, said Blaze Thompson, who sees his former high school blue chip player as a Wes Welker-type. He plays like a receiver thats taller than six feet. Hes able to nd separation in the slot position and get open. I believe he has an opportunity to get into the league, so well see what happens. Bentley, who recorded 66 tackles, three interceptions (two for touchdowns) in his senior season at Louisiana-Lafayette, was selected to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl on Jan. 28. Located in Mobile, Ala., Bentley was rated by www.n draftscout.com as one of the Senior Bowls fastest-rising NFL draft prospects of all who played in that game. The former Pahokee standout, who nearly caught an interception off a pass from former Boise State University quarterback Kellen Moore in the Senior Bowl, is seen by many scouts including www.n draftscout.com as a uid athlete with quick and explosive footwork. Bentley is currently projected as either a second round or third round NFL Draft pick. Bentley is rated by most scouts as one of the topve cornerbacks in the NFL Draft, thanks in part to an impressive showing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 28, where he was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.46 a top-10 overall showing in perhaps the most scrutinized event at the combine. Dwights been a very consistent defensive 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012Scholastic Book Fair 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 to 7 p.m. The book fair store will be available for students from March 12-16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grandparents Day Breakfast Glades Day Lower School will host their 15th Annual Grandparents Day on Monday, March 12, in Tripp Hall from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Grandparents are invited to have breakfast with their grandchild/ren and visit the Scholastic Book Fair store. If anyone would like to help by bringing in food for this event, (donut holes, cookies, orange juice, nger sandwiches, or brownies), it would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested and would like to help, please contact the Lower School of ce so that we may plan accordingly. 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. Reading Counts Correction The Reading Counts awards ceremony for the third term will be held in the gym on Wednesday, March 14. Friday. Box-Tops Students will continue to receive No Uniform Days for turning in $1 in Box-Tops to their teacher. OneSchoolStreet.com Glades Day School will now use OneSchoolStreet.com to record and share all events, not just athletic events. To get to the One School Street Calendars, navigate to the schools edline page. On the left panel, you will nd a link for One School Street Calendars. This link will take you directly to the schools master calendar of events. The reasons for the change are twofold: This is a major time saver and eliminates double work. It is an active calendar with events continually being added and/or edited. A key advantage for many of you is the OneSchoolStreet. com feature that allows you to upload the calendar to your Outlook or your smartphone. For those of you who sign in with an account, you may subscribe to an email noti cation which is sent every time there is an event added or edited.KEC/Canal Point ElementaryHonors Assembly Breakfast KEC/Canal Point Elementary will recognize its honor roll students with a delicious breakfast on Friday, March 9. Grades K-1 (8:15 9:15 a.m.) Grades 2-5 (9:15 10:15 a.m.) We are very proud of our high achieving students and their parents/guardians. Invitations will be sent home with the students. Dr. Seuss Celebration The Cat in the Hat made a visit to grades K-2 on to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday. The special cat delivered lollipops pencils and bookmarks to his many fans. 5th grade students chose their favorite Dr. Seuss books to read to the students. The 5th grders did an awesome job of reading and asking the students questions about the story. Yearbooks on Sale Yearbooks are on sale for $15. Cash or checks are acceptable. Capture the 2011-12 memories! SCHOOLContinued 7 ATHLETESContinued 1 SEE ATHLETES 9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 back at Louisiana-Lafayette and hes shown the w orld over the last year just how good he is, Blaze Thompson said. Playing at a small school, his name wasnt out there as much, but I would argue hes been playing lights-out for a couple of y ears now. His performance at the Senior Bowl has really opened up a lot of eyes in the NFL, so I de nitely see him getting drafted in the early rounds. Jenkins, who recorded 121 tackles and eight interceptions with 25 pass breakups in three y ears at Florida, was seen as a rst-rounder in the 2011 NFL Draft prior to his senior year transfer to North Alabama. Currently rated as the NFL Networks No. 3 overall cornerback out of all the graduating seniors/NFL prospects, Jenkins also had an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. The former North Alabama University player, who excelled in his rst three college football seasons at the Univ ersity of Florida before transferring last year, is generally seen as either a rst round or second round pick by NFL scouts. There are even some pro scouts out there that see Jenkins as a player in the mold of New York J ets cornerback Darrelle Revis, an NFL All-Pro w ho is almost universally considered as the best in the league at his position. I think he has the ability to be a game-changer at his position, the Pahokee head coach said of Jenkins, who ran a 4.43 40-yard dash time in the NFL Combine on Feb. 28 sixth-best out of all the combine invitees. Is he a rst-round draft pick? Without a doubt, I would say yes. In all honesty, its hard to accurately predict w here any prospect will go in the NFL Draft. Time w ill tell. Such is the case for Benjamin, a University of Miami blazer who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the NFL Combine on Feb. 26. He tied for top honors among all receivers at the combine and has the third fastest time overall. Benjamin, who nished his four-year career at Miami with 131 receptions for 2,146 yards and 13 touchdowns as a wide receiver, suddenly found himself moving way up on the draft board after that eye-popping run. Originally considered a late-round draft pick, many scouts expect to see him picked up by an NFL team in either the third round or fourth round at the very worst. Travis is a kid that has a really good chance of making it, said former Glades Central Raiders head coach Jessie Hester, who was an assistant coach for the North team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida College Football All-Star Game. He has a tremendous upside, especially on special teams. His speed is off the charts and for that alone, someone will pick him up. Former Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who amassed 101 catches for 1,446 yards and nine touchdowns over a ve-year career in Gainesville, is considered a head-scratcher by many pro scouts. Most analysts know hes one of the fastest players available in the draft Deonte Thompson has been clocked at a blazingly fast time of 4.28 in the 40-yard dash at one point. However, NFL teams want to see a player of Thompsons capabilities become a complete athlete at his position. Currently seen by pro scouts as an undrafted free agent, Deonte Thompson did show some promise in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida All-Star Game, as he led the South team with three catches for 24 yards and three kick returns for 80 yards. Again, Deonte Thompson is best known for his blazing speed. It showed in his nal college football game at FAU. Deonte Thompson on his chances of making it to the NFL: My career at Florida was bumpy, but everything happens for a reason, Deonte Thompson said. I will be happy just to be picked by any team. I think Im going to be a great pro if I get picked. As for McGregor, who passed for an astounding 11,230 yards and 116 touchdowns over a fouryear career at Jacksonville, he will most likely have a shot at being selected by an NFL team either in a late round or through free agency. McGregor, who was named the Battle of Florida All-Star Games MVP after going 11-for-12 passing with 125 yards and a rushing touchdown in the Norths 51-0 win on Jan. 21, has been getting lots of positive press over the past two months for his play in the nationally-televised game. I believe theres a shortage of elite quarterbacks in this years draft, so a door may be open for Josh there, Walker said. I do see him having a realistic chance. Hes a competitor and a smart kid, so I expect to see him in an NFL camp at the very least. Jackson, a former Marshall cornerback, was also selected to play at his position for the South team in the Jan. 21 Battle of Florida All-Star Game. The former Glades Central standout, who recorded seven interceptions, 23 pass breakups and 95 tackles over a three-year period at Marshall, is projected as an undrafted free agent for now. Former Texas Southern lineman/Glades Central alum Ernest McCoy, a 6 NFL prospect, rounds out the nine all-stars. Pro Days featuring the areas NFL prospects Pro Day will most likely be an NFL prospects nal chance to impress NFL draft pro scouts. All potential professional football players must go all-out in their drills, which will include the 40yard dash, the vertical leap, the bench press, the shuttle run and much more. Pro Day will go a very long way in whether or not our areas all-stars will be selected in the NFL Draft, scheduled to be held from April 26-28 in New York City. Best wishes to our players as they give their all at the following Pro Days: Thursday, March 8, at the University of Miami Travis Benjamin and Micanor Regis Thursday, March 8, at the University of North Alabama Janoris Jenkins Monday, March 12, at Jacksonville Universit y Josh McGregor Tuesday, March 13, at the University of Florida Josh McGregor and Deonte Thompson Tuesday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 20 at Louisiana-Lafayette Dwight Bentley Tuesday, March 13, at Marshall University Rashad Jackson Thursday, March 15, at the University o f Michigan Martavious Odoms NOTE: Texas Southerns Pro Day has not been released as of press time. Jackson, who hopes to impress NFL scouts at Marshall for a realistic shot at getting drafted, believes that he and all of his fellow Muck-are a athletes will do just ne on Pro Day. All nine of us are going to get drafted in the NFL. I truly believe that in my heart, Jackson said. I just feel honored to be part of the group. We have accomplished so much and were trul y thankful to God for the opportunity he has given us. A THLETESContinued 8 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASFormer Glades Central/Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson, a NFL Draft prospect, caught three passes for 24 yards and ran three kickoffs for 80 yards in the Battle of Florida All-Star Game on Jan. 21. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASFormer Glades Day/Jacksonville quarterback Josh McGregor, an NFL Draft prospect, earned MVP honors at the Battle of Florida All-Star Game on Jan. 21 after going 11-for-12 passing for 125 yards and a rushing touchdown. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASFormer Pahokee/Michigan wide receiver Martavious Odoms, a possible NFL prospect, caught one pass for 23 yards in the Battle of Floridas All-Star Game on Jan. 21.

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Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410316 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000509 C-41 A CANAL BANK STABILIZATION SEGMENT 3, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Thursday, April 5, 2012 for the C-41 A CANAL BANK STABILIZATION SEGMENT 3, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL. Project Description: This project includes but shall not be limited to; furnishing all materials, labor, tools, and equipment required to repair approximately 12.61 miles (66,600 LF) of the C-41A Canal banks. The repair of the canal banks will include removing existing vegetation, back lling and compacting the banks to 2.5H: 1V slopes (2H: 1V slopes with riprap along the south canal bank between STA 787+00 to STA 855+00), installing high performance turf reinforcement mats on the canal banks for the entire length of the project, sodding, installing 12-inch diameter HDPE pipes for berm drains, and performing all other appurtenant and collateral work necessary to complete all work required by the Contract Documents. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee Field Station, 1000 NE 40th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For directions call (863) 462-5280. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 4111178 CN 3/8/2012 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 Clerks 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Clerks 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 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 Clerks 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Clerks 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 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012

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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 Clerks 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 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 Clerks 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 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 Clerks 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 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 3197 2007 4104329-07022010270 Pensco Trust Company FBO Gary Muzzonigro #MUIBA Lot 27, Block 2201, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411759 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2574 2008 1314433-A0003500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5870, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411773 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 Clerks 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 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 3568 2007 4104329-10023490210 Estalla DeGiron & Maria Del R. Giron Lot 21, Block 2349, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411758 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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 Clerks 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 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 Clerks 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 Public Notice 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 Clerks 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 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 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 Clerks 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 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 2578 2008 1314433-A0003660000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6106, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411766 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1338 2008 1134432-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 5582, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411763 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1401 2008 1134432-A0002310000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 5534, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411764 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 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 3999 2007 4104329-13025380070 Peter Keenan Lot 7, Block 2538, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 55, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411762 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 1453 2008 1144432-A0000730100 Felix & Beatriz Mojena The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Excluding road of right-of-way. Also known as Tract 3446, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411767 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 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 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 1403 2008 1134432-A0002330000 GAME Investments, Inc. The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5558, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411757 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Clerks 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 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 1404 2008 1134432-A0002360100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, 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 5538, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411761 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 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 2542 2008 1314433-A0001890000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5726, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411777 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 2536 2008 1314433-A0001580000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, 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 5719, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411778 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2513 2008 1314433-A0000620000 GAME Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6014, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks 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 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 2561 2008 1314433-A0003090000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5740, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411779 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 1558 2008 1154432-A0000580100 Rojelio Garcia & Maria De Jesus Garcia The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, 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 3295, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411772 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1550 2008 1154432-A0000440000 Arnaldo Marquez Jr. Est. & Pilar Home Developers, Inc. The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3234, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 12th day of April, 2012 Dated this 29th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 411771 CN 3/8,15,22,29/2012 Public Notice 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 (Clerks 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 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 Clerks 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 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 (Clerks 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 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads

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Public Notice 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 (Clerks 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 Notice REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY In accordance with the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the Florida Governmental Utility Authority, a legal entity and public body created by interlocal agreement pursuant to section 163.01, Florida Statutes, (FGUA), is seeking the services of qualied rms or individuals to provide continuing professional engineering services for the FGUAs water and wastewater utility systems and potential future acquisitions. The FGUA currently owns and operates a total of seven water and wastewater utility systems in Pasco, Lee, Hillsborough and Collier Counties. Engineering rms and individuals who are currently under contract with the FGUA are required to submit a statement of quali cations at this time. The FGUA anticipates selecting at least three (3) rms that will be required to execute the FGUAs standard Contract for Consulting/Professional Services within thirty (30) days of selection. It is intended that this agreement will be for a term of three (3) years with optional renewal periods and subject to an annual performance review. Task assignments will be subject to scope de nition and fee negotiation on a case-by-case basis. The FGUA may choose to select another rm or use in-house staff to perform any of the above services in whole or in part. No minimum amount of professional services or compensation is guaranteed to the selected rms. SOQs must be mailed or delivered in a sealed envelope marked Continuing Professional Engineering Services SOQ to the FGUAs Operations of ce, 280 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 2000, Longwood, Florida 32779, by 2pm local time, March 26, 2012. Interested parties should submit an original and six (6) copies of a letter of interest and quali cations package for consideration. Any SOQ received after this advertised deadline will not be considered. Failure to provide the r equired copies and information shall result in the SOQ being deemed nonresponsive. The FGUA reserves the right to reject all SOQs, waive any informalities and to request additional information from the applicant if necessary. The evaluation of all SOQs and awarding of contracts will be done in accordance with the CCNA. The FGUA anticipates approving the selected rms at its April 19, 2012 Board of Directors meeting. Once approved, the selected Consultants will be required to provide their employee hourly rate schedule to be utilized as the basis of compensation for the Consultants Basic and Additional Services and, if necessary, enter into negotiations. Proposers may download a copy of the FGUAs Professional Engineering Services Request for Quali cations package, which includes the evaluation criteria, a copy of the proposed standar d contract and FGUA procurement policy, from the FGUA website at http://ww2.fgua.com/contents/bids.asp. Questions regarding this SOQ must be in writing and submitted to: Robert W. Dickson, P.E., Capital Program Manager Florida Governmental Utility Authority 280 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 2000 Longwood, FL 32779 (407) 629-6900 telephone (407) 629-6963 facsimile rdickson@govmserv.com 411605 CN 3/8/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF STEPHEN J. REYNOLDS Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEPHEN J. REYNOLDS, deceased, whose date of death was July 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with the 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 decedents 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is March 8, 2012. TRICIA K. REYNOLDS Personal Representative 470 S. Davis Street LaBelle, Florida 33935 STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Post Of ce Drawer 2188 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Telephone 863-675-0087 By: Steven J. Polhemus, Esquire Florida Bar Number 182567 411618 CN 3/8,15/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 Courts of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts 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 clerks of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: February 2, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 409841 GCD 2/16,23;3/1,8/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 222012CP 000005XXXXXX PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JUAN C. GARCIA A/K/A JUAN GARCIA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that a Petition for Summary Administration has been led in the estate of JUAN C. GARCIA A/K/A JUAN GARCIA, deceased, File Number 22201CP00005 XXXXXX, by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471; that the total value of the estate is homestead real property and personal property of $500.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: MARGARITA G. FREIRE, 3109 Braddock Street, Tampa, Florida 32607 OMAR M. GARCIA, 1111 Shipwatch Circle, Tampa, Florida 33602 CINDY G. GENNARO, 10507 Hinds Place, Odessa, Florida 33556 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is March 8, 2012. MARGARITA G. FREIRE Petitioner OMAR M. GARCIA, Petitioner CINDY G. GENNARO, Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 410444 CN 3/8,15/2012 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 of 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 oclock 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 Clerk 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 NUMBER 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 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 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 AGAINS T THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NO T 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 Oa k 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 disabilit y 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 o f the notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, dial 711. Dated this 2-16-2012. JOE FLIN T Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddoc k Deputy Cler k 410889 GCD 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 Plaintiffs 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. TAYLORS 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 Administrators 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles/vessel will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on March 19, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 2009 Diamond Back Mfg. Inc., HULL #DKP12579A909 1994 Ford Vin: 1FBJS31H2RHB76653 2007 Yamaha Vin: JY4AM07Y27C040981 We have the right to refuse any and all bids 411032 CN 03/08/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.. 411288 CB/CN 3/8/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, MARCH 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. Property of JULISSA CAMACHOQUEEN SIZE BED MATRESS AND BOX SPRING, TOYS, 2 SPEAKERS, 3 TVS, FAN, STEREO, MISCELLANEOUS Property of LEONDRAE CAMEL -2 WING BACK CHAIRS, 2 TABLE LAMPS BED SPREAD, CARPET, SUITCASE,AIR PURIFIER, MISCELLANEOUS. Property of BODDY MCNEAL 1 BIKE QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD, 4 TIRES, 19 TV, GIRLS BIKE ,TOYS, MISCELLANEOUS. 411298 SUN 3/8,15/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Jaime Miranda and Kathleen Coco conducting a Retail business at Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Mirror, Mirror, LLC and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Jaime Miranda 601 S. Francisco St., Apt D Clewiston, FL 33440 Kathleen Coco 601 S. Francisco St., Apt D Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Mirror, Mirror LLC is as follows: Jaime Miranda and Kathleen Coco It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Mirror, Mirror, LLC under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Jaime Miranda DATE: 2-28-2012 411323 CN 3/8/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a Board meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm in the Clewiston Country Club, Golf View Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.411760 CN 3/8/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 said, People cannot eat less and exercise more. Essentially, you are putting the entirety of the blame on the patient. That isnt right. Critics have responded that it is due to poor eating habits and the lack of proper education on healthy foods that has led to the obesity problem. In other words, it is simply a matter of a persons choice to eat how they want to eat. As to governmental regulation, that has sparked a strong response from government watchdog groups, the Sugar Association, and the American Sugar Alliance. Promptly responding to the article, the Sugar Association crafted a press release that addressed the claims that Lustig made as being unfounded and scienti cally erroneous. They listed several facts that studies have shown concerning sugar -including that as the obesity epidemic rates began to rise, the consumption of cane and beet sugar actually decreased. For them, there is one obvious choice: a persons free will to choose. There is an obesity problem in our country that can lead to very serious health issues, the Sugar Associations press release read. But it comes from a combination of over consumption of all foods and lack of exercise. To label a single food as the one and only problem misinforms, misleads, and confuses consumers, and simply adds to the problem. Judy Sanchez, Director of Corporate Communications for U.S. Sugar, stated that everyone who works in the sugar industry is offended by the articles claims. We take offence that our valuable ingredient would even be considered toxic, said Sanchez. Sugar has been consumed for thousands of years without any toxic side effects. Sanchezs comment re ects the view of many of those who work day-to-day in the elds and the plant in order to produce the product. What does this mean for the sugar industry and those employed? No one is willing to go that far to speculate but the examples of what happened when alcohol and tobacco became regulated do come to mind. Of cials with the sugar industry are quick to point out that regulation is nowhere near being considered and any attempt will be met with the strongest resistance possible. For now, it is a quiet waiting game to see what happens next. SUGARContinued 1 SUBMITTED PHOTOStand up to bullyingThe TV Crew at Pioneer Park Elementary stands up to bullying. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAWill regulation ever affect the sugar industry?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Locations at: 161 US Highway 27 South Bay, Fl 33493 Phone: (561)992-4211 Fax: (561)992-4711 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: National Doctors DayMarch 30th Honor your Doctor Today Call 863-983-2735 At Hendry Regional Medical Center, we appreciate the care that our doctors give every day. Through a thoughtful gift to the HRMC Foundation, you can honor these physicians. The Hospital Foundation will gladly notify each doctor that you choose to recognize. Don Dont miss the special chance to warm the caring hearts of the wonderful physicians at Hendry Regional. Send your donation today: Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation 544 West Sugarland Highway Clewiston, Florida 33440 (863-983-2735) At Hendry Regional, Our Doctors Provide Daily Doses of Exceptional Care 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 8, 2012 and Ralph Walker will be hoping to strike their own chord in the general electorate to capture the seat that Commissioner Gwen Asia-Holley is relinquishing at the end of her term. In Pahokee, Vice Mayor Henry Crawford Jr. will be going up against Felicia Hill for a seat on the Pahokee City Commission. Crawford is the incumbent, having served on the Pahokee com mission for many years. The story in South Bay is that there is no sto ry. No one sought to challenge the seats held by Vice Mayor Linda Johnson or Commissioner Joe Kyles this election year, giving the two automatic wins for their commission seats. Also unopposed in the Glades this year are Commissioner Mary Ross Wilkerson in Belle Glade and Commissioner Keith Babb in Paho kee. The two will serve for another three years on the commission. The Sun will be posting results as they are made available on Facebook. Just search for and like The Sun for coverage on Election Day. ELe E CTION BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunThe Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce is asking residents to maintain watchful eye on their neighborhoods, and their own property, after someone called them to report a suspi cious person acting as a home alarm represen tative. According to information released by the sheriffs ofce, the caller later reported an at tempted burglary to their residence. While investigators are not yet able to determine if the two incidences are related, the company the man is said to have been representing tells the sheriffs ofce that it does not send out em ployees to solicit for alarm systems. The incident happened on March 4, at the 200 block of Northeast First Street in Belle Glade. The sheriffs ofce said that a younger black man, approximately 5 tall, and wear ing a royal blue polo shirt with an ADT alarm company logo, approached the homeowner as a sales representative for the company. He car ried ADT yard signs with him. The sheriffs ofce is urging residents who see any suspicious activity related to this inci dent, or any other potential scheme, to report the matter to the authorities at 561-996-1670. In the event of an emergency, call 911. Man Posing as Alarm Rep Suspicious During a recent managers meeting at the cor porate ofce in Belle Glade, Jeff Royal, president of Royals Inc announced to the winners of the G. L. Royal Manager of the Year award. Tim Taylor, the manager of the Belle Glade fur niture location, was the rst place recipient of the prestigious G.L. Royal Manager of the year award. This award is a yearlong contest and is based on earning points for in rst, second, and third place in eleven different categories. Tim had earned a total of 250 points for the contest. Ra chel Parrish, the manager of the Clewiston furni ture location, won second place in the contest. Rachel earned 235 point. This was a close contest between rst and second place, only 15 points separating the rst from the second. The third place winner was Joseph Varnadore, manager of the Okeechobee Ashley Furniture Homestore which is part of the ve store chain of Royals Furniture stores. Jo seph earned 180 points for the contest. Royals Furniture Announces Manager of the Year SUBMITTED PHOTOS From left to right: Jeff Royal and Rachel Parrish, Clewiston store; Jeff Royal and Tim Taylor, Belle Glade store; Jeff Royal and Joseph Varnadore, Okeechobee store. SUBMITTED PHOTO FCAT Writing BreakfastKEC/Canal Point Elementary students Luckeysiah Baptiste, Yasmine Robinson, Lamiracle Davis, Nathaly Guerro, Jordyn Walkes, and Timya Johnson enjoy the 4th Grade FCAT Writing Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 LAKE OKEECHOBEEThe Big O Birding Extravaganza is a Glades/Hendry County cooperative event in South Central Florida on the Southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee. Glades and Hendry counties are becoming a mecca for bird w atching, home to more than 300 species of birds, including limpkins, migratory swallow-tailed kites and painted buntings which pass through during October and April. Five Great Florida Birding Trail sites are within the region: Dinner Island Ranch and Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest both are Wildlife Management Areas, and Stormwater Treatment A rea #5 (STA5) in Hendry County, and Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management A reaEast & West in Glades County. Expect to see ducks such as the Fulvous W histling-Duck and the Mottled Duck; shorebirds like Black-necked Stilt; waders such as Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork and Least Bittern; and specialty raptors including Crested Caracara, Snail Kite, and Barn Owl. Plus, area birders are always on a quest for that elusive Smooth-billed Ani. The 2012 Big O Birding Festival is planned for Wednesday, March 28, through Sunday, March 31, on the southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee. This years roost will be the Port LaBelle Inn. From there, participants will explore Hendry and Glades Counties with exclusive tours led by prestigious birding experts. Photo tours will be led by John J. Lopinot and keynote speaker John C. Ogden. For a schedule of events or to register for a variety of programs and tours call 863-675-0125 or go online to www.BigOBirdingFestival.com. Big O Birding Festival to roost at Port LaBelle Inn Ken Corregan/Hendry-Glades AudubonWater treatment wetlands in the Lake Okeechobee area have become popular sites for wading birds and for bird watchers. Courtesy photo/SFWMDBlue winged teal frequent areas around the Kissimmee River.

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Dine-in only, may not be used towards To-Go items. Seminole Casino Brighton is not responsible for lost or stolen coupons and reserves the right to change or cancel this offer without notice. Seminole Casino Brighton employees are not eligible. Alteration or unauthorized use voids this offer. No reproductions allowed. Players Club members who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or who have opted into the self exclusion program are not eligible. Management reserves the right to cancel or change the offer at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Other restrictions may apply. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT-IT.NEW MEMBERS GET $ 50 FREE PLAY AND $ 10 FOOD CREDIT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD!Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Manag ement 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.*May not accurately represent vehicle won. Like us on Facebook DRAWING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 AT 10PM Earn Entries Daily and Win a New 2012 Mercedes Benz C250! 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 Big bingo specials add to the St. Patricks Day funBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATIONRub your lucky charm, nd a 4-leaf clover and search for the end of the rainbow. Saturday, March 17, brings Pot of Gold Hot Seats for Cash to the Seminole Casino Brighton, where lucky slots players can win their share of $2500 every hour from 1 to 11 p.m. For bingo players, the St. Patricks Day bingo buy in is $70, or $75 with computer. Regular games pay $750, with $23,000 in j ackpot games, including two guaranteed $5,000 jackpot games. Come try bingo on Fridays in March, w ith free bingo games at 3 p.m. as players compete to win a share of $1,000 in casino free play prizes. Fridays also bring Hot Seats slot promotions throughout the month of March. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., players compete to win a share of $2,000 in casino free play. Put your Irish luck to the test all month to increase your chances of winning a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 on Saturday, March 31. More casino play during March means more chances to win the new car. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m.Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405 slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big-city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, o State Road 721 in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminole brightoncasino.com. Irish Pot of Gold Hot Seats for Cash on St. Patricks Day at Seminole Casino Brighton Courtesy photo/Team Ghostrider/Dan HubbellTeam Ghostrider to perform at Okeechobee RodeoTim Lepards Team Ghostrider will perform at the Okeechobee Cattlemens Rodeo March 10 and 11 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. each day.

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For those who like to play in the mud, and those who like a race with a real challenge, the growing sport of mud bogging may be just the ticket. Mud bogging, also known as mud racing or mudding, includes races for those who compete professionally and events that ar e j ust for fun.Mudding is an o -road motorsport popular in Canada and the United States. The goal is to drive a vehicle through a pit of mud of a set length. Winners are determined by the distance traveled through the pit before getting stuck. If several vehicles are able to travel the entire length, winner is determined by a timer. The motor sport is overseen by sanctioning bodies such as the American Mud Racing Association and the National Mud Racing Organization. Mudding races can include vehicles ranging from three-wheeled All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to giant monster trucks. The National Mud Racing Organization (NMRO) is the sanctioning body for straight-line mud drag racing and 4x4 stock and modi ed Tough Truck racing. Competitors compete for a purse and a season-series points championship. This is a membership organization made up of over 400 racers and growing. For more information online, go to http://www. nmro.net. The American Mud Racing Association (AMRA) represents the modern extreme automotive sport of Mud Racing. Even though the organization is still in the expansion stages of its youth, its board members and racers h ave extensive experience in this sport. For more information online, go to http://www. iracemud.com. In South Florida, most mudders do not race professionally. They just enjoy getting together with other mud bogging fans and testing their vehicles and driving skills in a mud pit. Some local mudding venues, such as Devils Garden in Hendry County and L-Cross in Glades County, are open year round. Others, such as the Mudfest in Okeechobee are limited to a few days a year.L-Cross Extreme EventsL-Cross Motocross is a 1,200 acre motocross riding area in the middle of a 13,000 acre family owned beef cattle ranch in Glades County, on the northern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The site chosen for the motocross track, hair scrambles and peewee motocross track includes shady trees and swimming holes. L-Cross Extreme Events also o ers mudding, 10 miles of hare scramble motocross trails, pee wee motocross track, 25 mile nature trail ride, and motocross bike wash station. The motocross track and trails are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. most weekends. An Annual Motocross Membership Card is required to ride the mx track and trails. Florida Motocross Tracks L-Cross MX has multiple motocross riding areas including a motocross track and vast woods areas and scenic mx trails. LCross Motocross also o ers areas to ride all kinds of o -road vehicles including motocross bikes, ATVs, dirtbikes, quads, or even jeeps, and buggys. L-Cross hosts various events throughout the year, including Fall Fest, a New Years Party and many more. These events feature live music, lots of food vendors, camping and mudding. Some events are adults only. No hookups are available for camping but you can bring your own generator. Camp res are allowed as long as there is no re ban at the time. LCross is located at 27531 E State Road 78, in Glades County. For more information, call 863-763-0569 or see their web site at www.l-cross.com.Okeechobee MudfestOkeechobee Mudfest attracts thousands of mudding enthusiasts from all over the country for a weekend of fun in the mud. For the past few years, the 270-acre Sales Ranch in Okeechobee has hosted Mudfest weekends twice a year in February and August. The most recen t Mudfest was Feb. 17-19, 2012. Participants can camp onsite or stay in the comfort o f a local motel. For more information online, go to http://www.facebook.com/ TheMudFest. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News March 2012 44th Annual Speckled Perch Festival Saturday, March 10th 9-4 and Sunday, March 11th 9-4The annual festival celebrates the shing industry in Okeechobee promises your favorite fried cat sh and a heap of delicious fried goodies including Barbecue, Swamp Cabbage, Fried Pumpkin Bread, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fritters, Ox Tail or Jerk ChickenTop it all off with:Ice Cream Strawberry Shortcake or Funnel Cakes. For the Kids: Gem mining, face painting, plaster art And special projects with staff of Home DepotOVER 100 BOOTHS River trader will be on-site as well as Guy Harvey and Cracker Life items, Seminole Arts and Crafts, hand crafted jewelry, a Book Fair by the Okeechobee County Media Specialists and many more!Dont Miss The Dancing turtle, Chain saw Carving Demonstrations or live animal exhibits by Animal Adventures. Performances by: The Chobee Steelers and Xplosion! and other Local Talent Parade starts at 11:00 am Saturday The sport of mudding growing in popularity Courtesy photo/Bobby BlishOkeechobee Mudfest attracts thousands of mudding enthusiasts from all over the United States for weekend of fun.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Its A Family A-Fair Tuesday March 13thFair Opens 5 PMWednesday March 14thFair Opens 5 PM2012Thursday March 15thFair Opens 5 PM Friday March 16thFair Opens 5 PMSaturday March 17thFair Opens 12 NoonSunday March 18thFair Opens 12 Noon LuckyBob Extreme Jugling & Magic -TimePostedDJKenKeller ofWOKC DJ at Large ExoticAnimalShow -Times posted PigTalentShow as featured on JayLeno -Times posted Motorsat the MidwayDisplays Each Day MonsterTruckRides (additional fee applies) $1 Night with Fireworks($1Rides, $1 Admission, & $1 SelectFood Items ALL Night)Dairy Show 5 PMFireworks Show 7:30 PMStudent Night $2GateAdmissionforStudentsSwine Showmanship 5 PMOkeechobeeIdolPrelimsContest 7 PM Sign up at the entertainment tent the day of the event.FoodDrive Night(Bring 3 cans of food $2 Gate Admission)Swine Show 5 PM Talent Show7 PM-Sign up at the entertainment tent the day of the event.TGIF Night$5 Gate Admission Steer Show 3 PM BeefBreeding Show 1HourAfter SteerShowEndsEquine Exhibitions 5 PM JackpotBarrelRaces 6:30 PM OkeechobeeIdolFinals 7 PMHeroes / LivestockSaleDay$5 Gate AdmissionArmbands $25 Good All DayBeefFitting & Grooming Show 9 AM Horse Exhibitions 10:30 AM 1-D, 2-D, 3-D, & 4-D BarrelRacing 1 PM Youth LivestockSale 2 PM(SaleOrder:Dairy,Steers,BeefBreeding,Swine,Lambs,Goats)JackieSteilConcert 3 PM & 6 PM Heroes(Cops vs Firemen)Competition 7 PMFamilyDayat the Races $5 Gate Admission(1Free Child AdmissionPerPayingAdult)Dates, times, & prices subjectto change without notice.Daily Entertainment www.okeechobeecountyfair.com MIDWAY PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULETuesday March 13thFair Opens 5 PMWednesday March 14thFair Opens 5 PM Thurs March 15thFair Opens 5 PM Friday -March 16thFair Opens 5 PMSaturday March 17thFair Opens 12 NoonSunday March 18thFair Opens 12 Noon Armbands $20 GoodAll Night Armbands $25GoodAll Night Armbands $25 GoodAll Day Armbands $25GoodAll Day Armbands $25GoodAll Night Armbands $25GoodAll Night www.okeechobeecountyfair.com CHEVROLETYour Home Town Dealer Since 1933 PLANTATION Our Sponsors DiscountTicketsAvailableEach dayJ.W.Sod, Inc Dr.Tim IoannidesTue March 13th Sun March 18th 5 Okeechobee News March 9, 2012 Some call it just good ole clean and dirty fun, but Devils Garden Mud Club w ants the focus of its business to be family fun. Devils Garden Mud Club rst opened Memorial Day 2011, but work to get the park open began two and half years earlier. Owners Doug and Cathy Zipperer and their employees worked extensively w ith Hendry County o cials and South Florida Water Management to get proper permitting. Now Devils Garden holds regular events tied to holidays and local festivals. We wanted to be sure it was done right from the very beginning, said Donna Metz-Oates, marketing director. The focus is always family and safety here. Safety is important, so it took us longer to be di erent. And thats why many like to come here. Enthusiasm for the park is growing w ith word spreading about what many are calling the largest mud park in South Florida. Over 12,000 acres large, Devils Garden Mud Club is 20 miles south of Clewiston on County Road 835. The park is an o cial NARA Airboat racing location and also has truck races, and ATV side-by-side races and lawn tractor pulls. Aside from the racing, DGMC has camping areas, beach areas, mud holes, ATV trails and a new Jeep obstacle course. There are also various vehicle wash o locations. After dark, folks are invited to visit the lit mudhole and the bon re too. DGMC also has a special family camping area. Our main goal is family and we know itll pay for itself in the long run, said Ms. Oates. Weve got a little bit of everything and lots of space to spread out in which makes it fun for everyone. The park also holds regular concerts as it has a concert stage on site and brings various food and other vendors in during events. Coming events for Devils Garden are March Mud Madness, March 16-18, and Spring Break Mudfest April 20-22. Special live entertainment and special race events are being planned for both. For full info on Devils Garden Mud Club and all of its interests and accommodations, please visit DevilsGardenMudClub.com or nd them on Facebook. Devils Garden Mud Club is made for family fun Staff photoIf a vehicle gets stuck, others are willing to help pull it out of the mud. Staff photoAirboats race at Devils Garden Mud Club. The park is more than 12,000 acres and includes an of cial NARA Airboat Racing track.

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Florida State Parks o er a wide variety of programs and activities. Some of the programs o ered this month include the following. A RT IN NATURE: WHIMSICAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING INSTRUCTION John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 8, 10 a.m. This course will teach you basic composition, while learning painting technique with a touch of whimsy. The cost for the program is $30 for members of the Friends of MacArthur Beach and $35 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Janice Kerber, 561776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations and a materials list. Fees: $30 Members of Friends of MacArthur Beach/$35 Non-members Directions: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. THE PREHISTORY OF THE PARK: SUN, SURF AND QUESTIONS? John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 10, 11 a.m. Noon Come listen to Dr. Christian Davenport talk about the prehistory of the park, its inhabitants and the surrounding area. The program cost $15 per person or $10 per person if you are a member of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park. Reservations required. Please call J anice Kerber at 561-776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations. Fees: $10 Members of the Friendsof MacArthur Beach/$15 Non-members BLUEGRASS MUSIC CONCH STOMP BAND John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 11, 2 4 p.m. Come listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a variety of bluegrass songs. Fun for all ages. This program is free with park admission. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at (561) 6246950. Fees: Free with park admission ($5 per v ehicle for 2-8 persons; $4 for single occupant vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, and extra passengers.) FAMILY ART IN NATURE PROGRAM John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 11, 2 4 p.m. Join us for a workshop designed for the whole family. Design and create something beautiful out of the unexpected. Child and parent will create something special using a variety of materials. Reservations required. Please call Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations. Fees: $35 Members of Friends of MacArthur Beach/$40 Non-members F.U.N. PROGRAM: TURTLE HURDLES John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 17, 9 10 a.m.ww Children and families are invited to learn about the sea turtles that visit the park. There will be various activities and games for the children. This program is free with park admission. Reservations required. Please call Janice Kerber, (561) 776-7221, ext. 104. Fees: Free with park admission. NATURAL FLORIDA GUIDED WALK AND VOLUNTEER PROJECT Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Education Center Date: March 17, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Join Florida State Parks AmeriCorps Members for a guided walk through some of the parks pristine natural communities and learn about the importance of plant and wildlife interactions and the role of re in Florida. Bring a sack lunch and take a break, then help make difference! The remainder of the program will involve exotic plant education and eradication. The program is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and up participants do not h ave to take part in both portions of the program. Registration is suggested for more information contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551, or email alexandra.onisko@ dep.state. .us. Fees: Free park admission for event participants. Directions: To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the south: On I-95 take Exit 87A go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the north: On I-95 take Exit 96 go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right. BLUEGRASS MUSIC UNTOLD RICHES John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: March 18, 1-4 p.m. Nathan Rich and the Untold Riches bring their foot-stompin and hand-clappin bluegrass music to the parks amphitheater. Just sit back and enjoy the music in Palm Beach Countys most beautiful setting. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561-624-6950. Fees: Free with park admission MACARTHUR UNDER MOONLIGHT KILLBILLIES John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 7, 7 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) This months musical entertainmen t is Killbillies, playing Irish and folk music. Come on out and bring the whole family! No reservations required and children under age 10 are free. Admission $5 pe r person. For more information, please 561-624-6950. Florida State Parks plan special programs and events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 See PARKS Page 7 Courtesy photoJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park Courtesy photoJonathan Dickinson State Park

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 4TH ANNUAL KIDS FISHING CLINIC Fort Pierce Inlet State Park Date: March 24, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. On Saturday March 24, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park will be hosting the 4th A nnual Kids Fishing Clinic. Every participant will learn about the Indian River Lagoon and practice shing skills such as casting and knot tying. Children ages 6-14, who complete the ve stations, will receive a prize. Only 50 spaces are available and pre-registration is required, so sign up early to reserve your spot! Register by calling 772-468-3985. A waiting list will be started after 50 kids h ave been signed up. Fees: Registration is required. Directions: Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is located four miles east of Fort Pierce, v ia North Causeway. NATURESCAPING 2012 A GREEN CELEBRATION Park: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 14, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Park entrance is FREE to the public for our annual NatureScaping Event. Join the group for a free educational day of family fun, with native plant vendors, demonstration gardens, live animal show, guest speakers, artwork for sale, walk thru butter y aviary, childrens crafts, local environmental organizations, a ra e, photography contest, live music and food! The parks newly remodeled Nature Center will have its gr and opening, featuring artwork for sale by wildlife artist Guy Harvey. For more information, please call (561) 624-6970. Fees: Free park admission. BLUEGRASS MUSIC CONCH STOMP BAND John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Date: April 8, 24 p.m. Come listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a variety of bluegrass songs. Fun for all ages. This program is free with park admission. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561-624-6950. Fees: Free with park admission MUSIC IN THE PARK FALL/WINTER CONCERTS Highlands Hammock State Park Date: April 21, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening outdoor concert featuring Back Porch Revivals Old Time String Band in the parks picnic area. Picnic baskets/coolers are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, ashlight and bug spray. All ticket proceeds bene t park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. Fees: Concert admission is $5 per person (accompanied children 12 & unde r admitted free of charge.) Park entrance fee of $6 per car is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Call 863-386-6094 for more information. Directions: Highlands Hammoc k State Park is located o US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), fou r miles west of Sebring. PARKSContinued From Page 6 Courtesy photoJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park Courtesy photoFort Pierce Inlet State Park Courtesy photoHighlands Hammock State Park

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Okeechobee Spring RodeoOKEECHOBEEThe Okeechobee Cattlemens Spring Rodeo will be held March 10 and 11 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center at 2 p.m. each day. This is a PRCA sanctioned rodeo and attracts top rodeo cowboys from all over the United States. The public entrance to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is o State Road 710.Sugarland ToursCLEWISTONTake a ride on 24-passenger Sugarland Express (or bring a larger group on your own bus) for an exciting and informative 4-1/2 hour heritage and agricultural tour. Step back in time with an interesting historical orientation of Clewiston and Lake Okeechobee. Youll get an upclose look at a sugarcane farm to chop and chew some sugar cane and view the latest in farming techniques. You will journey to the Clewiston sugar mill & re nery and citrus juice plantboth state-of-the-art facilities. Also enjoy the tours newest addition, a tour of the renovated Clewiston Museum. Please note that any portions of the tour that include a visit to ongoing operations may not always be available due to schedule con icts, maintenance downtime or poor w eather. For more information, call 877 6934372 or 863 983-7979.Miss Latina of the Glades PageantCLEWISTONThe Miss Latina of the Glades Pageant will be held March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. For more information, call 863-234-0232.Speckled Perch FestivalOKEECHOBEEThe Speckled Perch Festival, sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street, will be held in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee on the weekend of March 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Speckled Perch Festival Parade will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. The festival began many years ago as a sh-fry fundraiser for the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. When the original chamber folded, Okeechobee Main Street took over the event. Over the years, the festival has grown and changed, adding arts and crafts vendors, games for children and entertainment. Due to state health laws, speckled perchwhich is a game sh and not commercially harvestedcannot be served at public events. So a cat sh dinner served at the Speckle Perch Festival. Local talent including the Chobee Steelers and Xplosion will perform. For more information, call 863-357-6246 or go online to www.mainstreetokeechobee. com.Clewiston Museum speakerCLEWISTONThe Clewiston Museum Speaker Series continues on Thursday, March 8, with Chris Davenport, Palm Beach County Archeologist, as he presents The Belle Glade Culturethe Middle Man. He has done extensive research on the early native Americans who once inhabited the Lake Okeechobee region. For more information, or to reserve your seat, call 863-983-2870.Okeechobee County FairOKEECHOBEEThe Okeechobee County Fair will be held March 13-18, at the Agri-Civic Center Fairgrounds, with the entrance o State Road 710. The fair includes a carnival midway, livestock shows, cooking competitions, fruit and vegetable competitions, sewing and arts and crafts competitions. There is even a Lego building competition. The Okeechobee 4-H and FFA Livestock Show will be the week of March 12-17, with the livestock sale on Saturday, March 17. Fairgrounds opens at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment will include the Kandu Magic Show, pig races, a petting zoo, performances by Okeechobee Steelers, horse shows, a monster truck show, Okeechobee Idol Talent Show and performances by Crossbone Band.Waterfest F.U.N. FestivalOKEECHOBEEThe Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council, the Bassmasters Elite Series and the O.L. Raulerson, Jr. BBQ Contest have joined to create the Waterfest F.U.N. Festival. This event is to be held at the Scott Driver Pavilion, located at 10101 State Road 78 West Okeechobee, Saturday, March 24, through Sunday, March 25. Festival opens at 10 a.m. and the weigh-in is a t 3 p.m. each day. The festival will h ave educational activities, entertainment, Florida storytellers, historical displays, outdoor sports demonstrations and a barbecue competition.L.O.S.T. Ride for cyclists and hikersOKEECHOBEEAnyone interested in cycling or walking is invited to ninth annual L.O.S.T. Ride on March 31, starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a world-wide destination for birdwatching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and much more. Also, there is a BBQ meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e with a of ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information visit www.okeechobeerotary.org or call 928-4ROTARY. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEBSITE: WEBSITE: WWW.QUAILCREEKPLANTATION.COM WWW.QUAILCREEKPLANTATION.COMWe offer sporting clays, hunting, lodging and space for parties, weddings and company gatherings. Gift certificates Gift certificates available. available. Great family Great family getaway! getaway! For more information, contact us at: For more information, contact us at: (863) 763-2529 (863) 763-2529 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 Area festivals and special events this month... Courtesy photo/Sandra PearceThe Okeechobee Cattlemens Rodeo is set for Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. each day. See EVENTS Page 9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2011-2012Buy tickets online!www.dollyhand.org Box Office: 561-993-11601977 College Drive | Belle Glade campusThe Allan Harris QuartetMarch 15 at 7:30pmPalm Beach State College Music DepartmentMarch 22 at 7:30pmCeltic Fire: Irish Music & Dance with Riverdances Michael LondraMarch 23 at 7:30pm30th Anniversary Celebration Buffalo Rome and Larry GatlinApril 17 at 7:00pmMissoula Childrens TheatreMay 5 at 11:00am & 7:00pmStreet Beat, Inc.May 11 at 7:00pm Find us on 30THANNIVERSARYSEASON 9 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 Ride Around the LakeCLEWISTONSheriff Steve Widden and his Community Policing Unit will host a motorcycle ride around the lake to raise money for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches on Saturday, March 24. Registration will be available at Fort Myers Harley Davidson from 9 to 10 a.m. and at Roland & Mary Ann Martins Marina and Tiki Bar, 920 E. Del Monte A venue in Clewiston from 9 to 11 a.m. The group will ride around Lake Okeechobee w ith designated stops, starting from Roland & Mary Ann Martins Marina and returning to the marina where there will be a car show, a bike show, entertainment, door prizes, vendors, food and refreshments. For more information, contact the Hendry County Sheriffs Of ce.Motorcycle rally and rod show in IndiantownINDIANTOWNJoin thousands of motorcycle and hot rod fans for one of the largest single-day motorcycle events in south Floridathe Indiantown Motorcycle Rally and Rod Show on Sunday, March 25, at Timer Powers Park in Indiantown in Martin County. Gates open at 10 a.m. and admission is $5 per person. Enjoy live music by Thunder Road, a bike rally, hot rod show, great food, beer, specialty vendors and more. Join contestants that come from over 100 miles away to compete in the motorcycle games of skill for great prizes and trophies. Hosted by the Indiantown/Western Martin County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Indian Riders Group of Stuart and Band of Brothers, a portion of the proceeds from the rally will bene t the Indiantown Education Coalition. Call 772-597-2184 or visit www.indiantownchamber.org for more information.12 Hours of SebringSEBRINGSebring International Raceway will host the opening round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Americas premier sports car endurance race runs on Saturday, March 17. Sebring will also open the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn and mark the return of the FIA to the birthplace of its endurance racing heritageSebring hosted the rst FIA World Championship race for sports cars in 1953. Sebrings 60th anniversary year will certainly be something special with the addition of the FIA World Endurance Championship, stated Sebring Raceway President and General Manager Tres Stephenson. This brings to Sebring the leading cars and drivers that compete in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race in addition to our stellar lineup of ALMS teams. In 1953, a Cunningham Car built in West Palm Beach by Briggs Cunningham and driven by John Fitch and Phil Walters won the Sebring 12 Hours. For the next 20 years, Sebring would be part of the FIA World Championship for sports cars. Audi, Peugeot, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda are expected to be among the top prototype contenders, while Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW and Aston Martin will lead a large contingent of GT entries. Over 60 cars are expected to start the race, including the radical new DeltaWing entry. Gates open at Sebring on Wednesday, March 14. Tickets to the 60th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida can be ordered online or by calling 800-626-7223. EVENTSContinued From Page 8 File photoSeminole fry bread and pumpkin bread are popular staples at south Florida festivals. Above, a Seminole lady demonstrates the traditional method of making the bread during the Brighton Seminole Festival.

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The Diary of Anne FrankOKEECHOBEEThe Okeechobee Community Theatre wraps up its 33rd season with a play which won both a Pulitzer Prize for literature and a Tony Award for Best Play. The Diary of Anne Frank is the true story of the attempt by two Jewish families to escape the Nazi tyranny in occupied Amsterdam during World War II, based on entries in a diary begun by Anne Frank when she was just 13. Besides the obvious tension, the account also includes light-hearted moments, and the beginnings of young love. It is a gripping evening of theatre which is suitable for all ages. Performances are scheduled for March 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at the theatre on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, S.W. Second Ave. at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Advance reserved seat tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, Feb. 13, at 111 N.E. Second Street in Okeechobee. For more information, call 863-763-1307.Hooray for HollywoodLaBELLEThe Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle, will present Hooray for Hollywood: a Musical Revue on March 9, 10 and 11. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Patrons are asked to arrive approximately 30 minutes before curtain time. Produced and directed by Nick Fidanza, the show will feature Firehouse Singers performing the legendary tunes of Hollywood. For tickets or more information call 863-675-3066, email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com or go online to www. rehouseculturalcenterl.com.Celtic Fire: Irish Music and Dance with Riverdances Michael LondraBELLE GLADECeltic Fire: Irish Music and Dance with Riverdances Michael Londra will perform on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hall Cultural Arts Center. Presented by international star and recording artist Michael Londra, Celtic Fire is a high-energy evening bathed in the traditional culture of Ireland. Featuring 100% live music, dance and song, the show is anchored in the customs and the ancient musical history of Erin. It is the perfect Celtic evening that sweeps audiences away to Ireland ... its traditions, its land, its pubs, its music and most of all, its heart. The ticket o ce is the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.A Blast from the PastFORT PIERCEThe Indian River State College Company singers, jazz ensembles and jazz combo will present a mixture of classical and pop music from the past 40 years, at the McAlpin Fine Arts Building, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, on March 8 at 8 p.m.; March 9, at 8 p.m,; and March 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 1-800-220-9915.PBSC music department concertBELLE GLADEPalm Beach State College Music Department will present a concert on March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. This concert will feature performances of American Song Book tunes from the 1920s and 30s up through todays contemporary jazz sounds by several jazz groups including the Troubadours (vocal jazz) and jazz combos. The ticket o ce is the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.Buffalo Rome and Larry GatlinBELLE GLADEBlending a rootsy feel reminiscent of the 1970s wes t coast country rock scene with todays modern country, Bu alo Rome brings a vinyl vibe to the digital age. Their stunning harmonies and expert musicianship h ave wowed audiences across the country. Their appeal is broad; they have appeared with such diverse performers as Kenny Loggins and Montgomery Gentry. Though they h ave been together only a short time, they have already been seen on Great American Country and featured in the pages of Country Weekly Magazine. With songs like Big Sky and Ocean In Montana, they are truly putting the West back in Country-Western music. They will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on April 17 at 7 p.m., followed by Larry Gatlin. There have been many great voices in country music and one golden one: Larry Gatlin. His bell-like tones and soul-stirring vibrato are works of art in themselves, quite apart from the lyrics they illuminate. Of course, Gatlin is equally distinguished as a songwriter. Of the 42 songs he charted between 1973 and 1990, including 17 Top 10s and the Grammy-winning Broken Lady, he single-handedly wrote every one, an achievement unmatched by any othe r artist in popular music. His smash All The Gold In California stands as a country crossover classic. A 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 17. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7 p.m. The ticket o ce is the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160. Plays, concerts, dancing and more ... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 PERFORMING ARTS See PERFORMING ARTS Page 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A vailable Online Now!Go to: specialsections.newszap.comClick on Florida to reveal all Florida special sections Select Okeechobee County Community Guide 11 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions March 2012 A Nice Family GatheringFORT PIERCEThe Indian River State College Drama Department will present A Nice Family Gathering on April 5 at 8 p.m.; and April 6 at 8 p.m.; and April 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre Building, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. It is Thanksgiving Day and the Lundeen households rst family gathering since their Dad died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a missionto tell his wife he loved her. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date to dinner. For ticket information, call 1-800-220-9915.Country Legends BandBELLE GLADEOn March 24, 2012 at 7 p.m., the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will be lled with the sounds of the greatest Country Music of all time! Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr., Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and many more w ill receive a very special live tribute to their music and lives by The Country Legends Band. This funlled two hour show is much more than just great music; it also includes narration and image projections of all the original Country Music Legends. Finally, a show where it is okay, actually encouraged, for you to clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along and you will know all the words! Bring your cameras and video recorders because we love to ham it up for you. The Country Legends Tribute has been performing throughout Eastern Florida to packed performing arts centers and colleges. It has been described as a Branson/ Nashville/Opry style show all rolled up into one but, only better! Better, because it is coming to you! All tickets are $25 and all seating is general admissions. You may order tickets by visiting the website at www.countrylegendsband.com.Allan Harris QuartetBELLE GLADEThe Allan Harris Quartet will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on March 15, at 7:30 p.m. Allan Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allans smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily crosses genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, Tony Bennett calls Mr. Harris my favorite singer. He is regularly featured at the worlds great music festivals, e.g. Jazz Aspen, Wien Jazz Festival in Austria and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Allans Harriss artistry transcends his diverse vocal performances. Harris has composed Cross That River, a full-scale musical celebrating the Old West as told through the words and music of a black cowboy, and has received a prestigious Chamber Music America Grant for that work. For ticket information call the theatre at 561-993-1160.Jackie Steil to performOKEECHOBEEThe Okeechobee County Fair will feature Jackie Steil on Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in concert. Jackie Steil is 14 years old and a freshman at Vero Beach High School. She began playing guitar and writing songs in December of 2010 when her dad bought her rst guitar. Her rst public performance was her middle school talent show and she was a nalist in the 2011 Treasure Coast Texaco Country Show Down for her original song Dear Player. Throughout the year Jackie has played several fundraising venues and believes at this stage in her life it is important to give back to the community so all her performances are donated. Jackie has had the opportunity to perform at Open Mics in Nashville at the famous Blue Bird Caf, Margaretvilles and Tootsies Orchid Lounge. She also performed her original song at the song writers rounds at the Indigo Room, the Commodore Club and Douglas Corner Caf also in Nashville. Jackie will perform both covers and her original songs at the fair. The fairgrounds are at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The public entrance is of f State Road 710. PERFORMING ARTSContinued From Page 10

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