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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: 04-05-2012
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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PAHOKEE’S DERRY BROWN AND JONATHAN JORDAN JOIN SQUADBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunAll Derry Brown and Jonathan Jordan wanted was a chance this offseason to show off their football skills on a statewide scale. They will get that opportunity this weekend, as the Pahokee Blue Devils standouts are slated to appear in the inaugural Space Coast Shootout’s 7-on-7 Tournament on April 7. The Class of 2014 rising stars will be on the Palm Beach County Phenoms 7-on-7 team, a Delray Beachbased squad that participated in the IMG Academies 7-on-7 Tournament on March 24 and 25. Brown, listed as an athlete, played for Pahokee last season at quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. Aiming to improve as a potential college prospect, Brown will see time at the wide receiver and safety positions this weekend in Rockledge. “I want to put this team in position to win the tournament,” Brown said. “We just need to play our hearts out and make big plays on the eld.” Jordan, a junior-to-be running back, said he’s focused on improving his overall game and would like to showcase his abilities starting this weekend. The Pahokee running back credits the Palm Beach County Phenoms coaching staff of Aaron Millines, Arius Constant and Marquis Gross for allowing him and Brown to join the team. “The players on that team have talent and the coaches are dedicated to seeing us make it to the next level,” Jordan said. “I’m thankful for the opportunity.” After appearing at an April 1 practice with the Phenoms at Boca Raton’s Sand Pine Park, Millines said he was impressed with Brown and Jordan, who, according to the Phenoms coach, showed a high level of focus and dedication to the game of football. “They are both respectable kids with great personalities,” Millines said of the Pahokee players. “They meshed well with our team perfectly as if this was not their rst day of practice.” Thursday, April 5, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 6 SEE SHOOTOUT  10 Palm Beach County Phenoms 7-on-7 Team Preps for Space Coast Shootout Pahokee standout Bryant does wellBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunEvery once in a while, a deputy does his job so well that his superiors desire nothing else but to share the good news with the community. Recalling a time when residents lashed out against law enforcement for not reducing crime, or being caught up in scandals – including the one that cost the city of Pahokee its police department years ago – it is refreshing to see one of Palm Beach County’s nest turn in a good day at work. Deputy Michael Bryant has had many, if you believe Lt. Rey Alonso. “We want more guys like him,” reports Lt. Alonso, the man in charge of Pahokee’s policing operations. “He is the kind of guy I foresee going very far in investigations and doing some great things for the community.” Lt. Alonso described a deputy who in three short years has established himself as a dedicated member on the Pahokee force. Despite his young age – he is among the youngest deputies working for Lt. Alonso – his work has managed to stand out. “He’s very professional; very active, always going outside the box to solve a solution to a problem,” added the lieutenant.SEE POLICING  13 SUBMITTED PHOTODeputy Michael Bryant has won the affection of the community through his dedication to the job. Recognizing Excellence in Policing

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Mourning Dove, also known as the Turtle Dove or Rain Dove, is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American game birds with an estimated U.S. population of more than 350 million birds. During the winter there is an in ux of northern Mourning Doves who join the permanent Florida population. This abundant bird is easy to locate on perches such as telephone lines. It is a plumpbodied and longtailed bird with short legs, a small bill and a small head. They are delicate brown to buffy-tan with black spots on the wings and black-bordered white tips to the tail feathers. Males and females are similar in appearance. Their wings make an unusual whistling sound when they take-off or land. Theses strong yers are capable of reaching ight speeds of up to 55 miles per hours. Their most common call is a soft long drawn out "coo-oo" which is sometimes mistaken for an owl. The oldest reported Mourning Dove was 31 years and four months old. Weed, grass, grain, and seeds make up 99 percent of their diet. They occasionally eat berries and sometimes snails. They eat about 71 calories daily which is about 12 to 20 percent of their body weight. These frequent backyard feeders will store up to 17,000 seeds in their crop until they can y to a perch to digest the meal. Nesting pairs will raise several broods during the nesting season in a imsy nest of pine needles, trigs and grains stems. They will nest in gutters, eaves, and abandoned equipment. The nest is unlined and has little insulation for the young. Two white eggs are incubated for 14 to16 days. Both parents produce"milk" in their crop that is feed to the nestlings. The young birds edge at 14 to 16 days of age. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: Mourning Dove (MODO) Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 Pioneer Park ElementaryBack in the Game…Final Inning! Welcome back Sugar Bears! We are on the nal count down till the FCAT. If you like Baseball, let's just say the bases are loaded, it's the bottom of the ninth and you are at bat! If your game is Football, we are watching the minutes spiral backward, you've got the ball, now run with it! Your teammates need you because you are a star player! Star players are dedicated and they truly are team players! So remember the major game strategies your coaches have taught you: visualize yourself succeeding, recall your drills and skills, and keep building your reading endurance. Also, while we still have a few days leading up to the title-winning game, practice, practice, practice! Apply everything you've learned so far in reading and math. Take some time each day to ash your multiplication facts. You still have a few days to review your times facts, work only on the ones you are weakest at, have a friend or family member ash them to you. The FCAT gives a certain amount of time for reading, then about a minute per problem. That's it, a minute! So besides brushing up on your times tables, remember to carefully decode that story problem. Pay close attention in math and ask about problems you don't understand. The FCAT likes to throw extra information in there that you don't even need. Next, you need to be reading at home every day and build your stamina up to maintaining a forty- ve minute reading time. That is what the FCAT calls for. After your read, go through the text while thinking about main idea, cause and effect, character motivation, deciphering diagrams and other text features. Review these with your family, teachers, tutors and classmates. Ask for FCAT related homework. Read! Read! Read! Parent University Parents remember that Mr. Kelvin Johnson, our Parent Liaison is here to help you and your child with learning resources to help prepare you for the FCAT. See him in the Parent Center and attend the remaining Parent University trainings which will help you better equip your child for success! Remember to read with your child or children every night. Ask questions and discuss the reading, make this an enjoyable routine. Ways to Conquer Test Anxiety: Get a Good Night's Rest Get to School on Time Eat a Good Breakfast (We will have it waiting!) Visualize Yourself Doing Well Read Carefully Use Your Time Wisely Remember Your Successful Strategies Teachers College NYC Visit Assistant Principal Rieckenberg, Reading Coach Chris Boldin and a team of Pioneer Park teachers attended the March 24, 2012 Saturday Reunion at Teacher's College. Keynote Speakers were: Pam Munoz Ryan, David Booth and Sarah Weeks. During Saturday Reunion, thousands of educators converged to learn from more than 125 workshop offerings and dynamic keynote speakers on enhancing the Reading and Writing learning experiences of students. Welcome back Sugar Bear administration and staff! Teach, by example, that learning is a continuous journey, lled with surprises, excitement, new experiences and enjoyment. Following in the tradition of prior visiting teams who return ready to share their wealth of new and invaluable knowledge, we are eager to learn and thank you for sharing!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 Xbox 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 cateBelle Glade ElementaryBelle Glade Elementary is holding registration for the free VPK/Title 1 Enrichment Program. The registration begins March 28, and ends April 25, Easter Sunday MusicalEaster Sunday Musical featuring excerpts of the Musical "Your Great Name" arranged by Gary Rhodes. Pastor Carl Metzger will have a short message following the Musical. It will be held at 11 a.m. at the Belle Glade Alliance Church.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.Housing Resource FairLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will be conducting a Housing Resource Fair on Saturday, April 7, at Pahokee High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Housing Resource Fair will feature speakers and resources on the following topics: foreclosure prevention, homeownership, fair housing, mortgage rescue scam prevention, and landlord ten ant law. We will have housing counselors and Legal Aid Society attorneys available to meet one on one with homeowners in need of foreclosure assistance. SCHOOL BRIEFS COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATIONSEE SCHOOL  11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 The 11th Annual Big O Birding Festival proved highly successful thanks to wonderful weather and plenty of cooperation from our local birds. Over 200 birding enthusiasts participated in the four-day event that covered sites throughout Hendry and Glades counties. Highlights included the J-7 Ranch Tour which was a sell out. Two owl hoots were also conducted with one at Fisheating Creek and the other at Riverside Retreat in LaBelle. At Gatorama, attendees got to help with a ‘dig’ for crocodile eggs. The tours on Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee were also popular as was the kayaking on the oxbows of the Caloosahatchee. Special guests included Amy Bennett Williams, author of “Life on the Caloosahatchee”, and renowned Woodstork researcher Jason Lauristsen, who provided the key note address to close out the festival on Saturday evening at the Port LaBelle Inn. Over 150 species of birds were reported during the event with several uncommon sightings, including a rare scarlet tanager seen in the early morning hours at the boardwalk of the Ah-TahThi-Ki Museum at Big Cypress. Other mentionable sightings were the endangered swallow-tailed kite and recently arrived chimney sweeps, which were seen at several locations. The Audubon Birds of Prey Exhibit proved to be a very popular display at the Port LaBelle Inn. Additionally, Birds of Prey programs were provided to over 200 LaBelle school students at Upthegrove and LaBelle Elementary and more than 500 at Central Elementary in Clewiston. The LaBelle Kiwanis Club provided funding for the exhibit. Big O Birding Festival PHOTO / PEPE LOPEZBarred Owl. National Public Health Week is recognized April 2 through April 8. This year’s theme is A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement! Every year, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths. Injuries, unexpected accidents and violence affect people daily in all aspects of life. According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), unintentional injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, poisonings, and burns rank among the top 10 causes of death for people aged 44 and younger. A key role of Public Health is promotion and education to help prevent these illnesses and incidents before they develop which is the key to improving our nation’s overall health. Since 1995, when the rst full week of April was declared National Public Health Week, communities across the United States have observed National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. It’s so important to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to health and what an impact Public Health has made over the years. Vaccinations: Eradicates life threatening diseases such as smallpox and polio. Motor-vehicle safety: Reduces death and disability due to unintentional injuries through the formulation of policies designed to protect the safety of the public. Safer workplaces and prevents pollution of our air and land through enforcement of regulatory controls and management of hazardous wastes. Control and prevention of infectious diseases. Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke: Promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Safer and healthier foods. Healthier mothers and babies. Family planning: Educates populations at risk to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality. Fluoridation of drinking water and assures our drinking and recreational waters are safe. Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard: National Public Health Week is a time to unite around a critical public health issues and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. National Public Health Week

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 BY ERIC KOPPRecords obtained thorough a public records request have once again raised questions about the leasing of land by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Prior articles have dealt with SFWMD’s leasing practices and their apparent proclivity for not following state statute 373.093, which requires them to advertise their intention to put the lease out to bid, and to get bids from potential lessees. However, the district has, on several occasions, awarded leases without allowing other parties to place a bid. One such instance are the three noncontiguous parcels of property in Glades County that is referred to as the Pearce-Pomcor Tract. In January of 2006, SFWMD agreed to purchase these parcels from a Lake Worth-based company known as Pomcor, Inc. Pomcor had an option to buy the property from Glades County rancher J.F. Pearce and exercised that option in March of 2006 when they bought a total of 4,734 acres. That same month, The Nature Conservancy purchased 1,646 acres of that property from Pomcor on behalf of the SFWMD for about $16.3 million because SFWMD did not have the funds available to make the purchase at that time. Water managers agreed to reimburse The Nature Conservancy, plus interest and carrying costs, and did so in August of 2007. The district then closed on the remaining property -3,088 acres -in May of 2006 for about $38 million. A closing statement obtained through a public records request lists a closing date of May 9, 2006, when SFWMD apparently agreed to purchase the property. This date, however, is different than what was earlier reported. Other records show that SFWMD purchased that property on May 11. An e-mail from this newspaper was sent to the district Thursday, March 29, that asked about the difference in the dates. An answer, in the form of an e-mail, was received from Gabe Margasak, a media representative with SFWMD. That response stated that even though the closing statement was dated May 9, the district did not actually take possession of the property until May 11 -which, he added, is the date on the deed. But, that raised yet another question. As stated above, the closing statement indicates a date of May 9, 2006. But on May 10, 2006, Pomcor entered into a lease with Stuart-based Real Estate salesman Ricou Hartman on the remaining 3,088 acres. In 2008, Old River Cattle Company, an Okeechobee-based company, joined Mr. Hartman on that lease. So, if Pomcor agreed to sell that property to the district on May 9 how could they then enter into a lease agreement with a third party on property they no longer owned on May 10? In trying to ascertain how this could happen, this newspaper posed that question to a prominent Real Estate attorney. The attorney explained that it’s not unusual for a Real Estate closing to be held one day and the deed then transferred at a later date. The transaction, he added, isn’t of cially closed until the buyer receives the deed. But, for a third party to lease the property they just sold in between the closing and the transfer of the deed -well, that’s another matter. According to the attorney’s explanation SFWMD could have, and probably should have, invalidated the deal because Pomcor had just encumbered the property without a right to do so. But, continued the attorney, the district could choose to ignore that encumbrance if they had something to gain from it. When asked why the district did not invalidate their transaction with Pomcor, Mr. Margasak replied via e-mail that: “It would be helpful if you would provide the legal opinion you received regarding Pomcor’s actions.” Another e-mail, stating that the opinion came from a Real Estate attorney, was sent to Mr. Margasak. That same e-mail also asked for a response to the question of how could Pomcor enter into a lease on the property on May 10 after they had closed on the sale to SFWMD the day before? As of newspaper deadline, we have not received an answer to that question. That rst email also contained the question: “If the exchange closed on May 9, how could there currently be a valid lease on the Pearce-Pomcor tract by Old River Cattle Company?” Again, as of newspaper deadline, an answer to that question had not been received. Records show that SFWMD acquired the Glades County property and, without putting it out for bids, amended it in 2007 and 2008. On May 28, 2008, the district awarded Mr. Hartman and Old River Cattle Company an extension on their lease that runs until May 14, 2012. And, as previously mentioned, this lease was not put out for bids when Pomcor entered into the lease with Mr. Hartman or when it was amended and ultimately extended for 10 years in December of 2011. It should also be pointed out that this lease is not the only one that has been extended without being put out for bid. The district extended at least three other area leases in December of last year without notice and without allowing others to submit a bid. SFWMD Lease Questions go Unanswered

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Lester E. Baucum, 77WIGGINS, MS. — Lester E. Baucum, 77, loving husband, father and grandfather of Wiggins, Miss., died Mar. 28, 2012. He was born on Feb. 5, 1935, in Newton, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and Calvin Baucum; one sister, Olivia Parks; and three brothers, Hilton Baucum, Billy Wayne Baucum and Bobby Ray Baucum. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eugenia Carleton Baucum. Mr. Baucum was a graduate of Newton H. S., East Central Junior College, Louisiana College (BS), Mississippi College (M. Ed.) and University Southern Miss. (Specialist). He served 33 years in Mississippi schools as a teacher, coach and administrator, spending the last 20 in Stone Co. He loved his students and always strived to build their character and keep them on the right path. He was a member of multiple Educational A ssociations and served as of cer in several capacities. He was a member of the Red Red Rose Education Honorary Fraternity. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wiggins, Miss. He was a long time Rotarian, serving as president two times, was a Paul Harris Fellow and selected as Rotarian of the year in 2002-2003. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at East Central Community College and Louisiana College. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, hunting, gol ng, gardening and traveling with his wife. Les was the father of three children, Paige Baucum, of Wiggins, Leslie E. Baucum of Clew iston, Fla., and Lance and daughter-in-law Tasha Baucum of Wiggins; six grandchildren, Taylor Booker, Hannah Booker, Carey Baucum, Blake Baucum and Riley Baucum all of Wiggins and Carleton Baucum of Clewiston, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren; he is also survived by two brothers, Johnny Baucum (Eleanor) and J ames Baucum (Lela), both of Newton Miss. A Celebration of his life service was held at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Wiggins, MS., on March 31, 2012. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 278 Wiggins, MS. 39577 or the Charity of your choice. Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign and v iew the guest book at www.moorefuneralserv ices.comObituaries 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.Gloria Mathis Welborn, 66 MOORE HAVEN — Gloria Mathis Welborn, died Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012, at Heartland Regional Center in Sebring, Fla. She was born Dec. 8, 1945, to Linsey and Mavis Mathis, in Moore Haven and was a life-long resident. She was preceded in death by her father and mother. Survivors include sons, Jimmy Randall (Marsha) Roberts, Linsey Chris (Kari) West, both of Moore Haven, James Michael (Stephanie) West of Polk City, Fla.; sister, Linda (Jimmy) Moses of Auburndale, Fla.; and a brother, Delbert (Michelle) Mathis of Moore Haven; grandsons, Jimmy Roberts, Jr., Jimmy and Thomas Melanson, all of Moore Haven; granddaughters, Leah and Amy West of North Carolina, Laura Roberts of Ohio, McKenzie West of Polk City, Fla, Reygen Livingood, Albrey Piper and Bradyn West, all of Moore Haven; and four great-granddaughters of North Carolina. There are also many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Visitation and services were Monday, April 2, 2012, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home in Okeechobee. Burial followed at Ortona Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements were under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Roy Eugene Cotton, 72CLEWISTON — Roy Eugene Cotton, of Clewiston died Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 at home in Clewiston. Roy, also known by to many as “Brother”, was born Feb. 7, 1940 in Baker, Fla. He is the son of the late William and Clara (Martin) Cotton. He was employed by U.S. Sugar Corporation for 47 years; he also raised cattle and operated an orange grove on his farm. He is survived by daughter, Carol Cotton (Alan Parham); granddaughter, Ariana Parham; son, David Cotton (Tammy Wiseman); granddaughter, Zoie Cotton; and grandson, Ethan Johnson; brothers, Robert “Dub” (Ann) Cotton, John “Dill” Cotton, Troy (Tillie) Cotton, Dorothy Baldree all of Clewiston, Freddie Cotton; sisters, Irene Cotton, Annie Mae (Ken) Rolston, Susie (Mike) Greene, Mary (Devon) Summerlin all of Milton, Florida, Luther “Buddie” Cotton of Crestview, Florida and a host of nieces and nephews. Roy also has many friends in and around the Clewiston area. Roy was preceded death by his parents; his brothers and sisters, Derley Holley, William “Buck” Cotton, Rachel Cooley, Ellie Hainey, Carl Cotton, Irene Cotton and James Cotton. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home – Clewiston. The funeral service was held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 21012, at Evangel Assembly of God Church of Clewiston where Rev. Gary Corley of ciated. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Special Districts/Waste Management is proud to sponsor:FREE FREE FREE FREECOUNTY AND CITY RESIDENTIALCOMMUNITY CLEANUPBRING LARGE € BRING SMALL € WE WANT IT ALL!APRIL 23, 2012 TO APRIL 27, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.Any Resident can dispose of waste at either location below: PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees LaBelle Transfer Station€ 1360 Forestry Division Road 863-675-3373 Clewiston Transfer Station € 1350 Olympia Avenue 863-983-9424ACCEPTED W ASTE MA TERIALS WHITE GOODS Washers, Stoves, Hot Water Heaters Also accepted at the Recycle Center in LaBelle Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm FURNITURE Sofas, Mattresses, Chairs Limit of 4 residential tires CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS Lumber, Roofing Materials, Drywall, Glass, Tiles, Wire Clewiston: Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday LaBelle: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday YARD WASTE Full trees and Oversized Stumps must meet transfer station guidelines: 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameterHAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATIONS*FREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALTOXIC ROUND-UP*TAKE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TO EITHER LOCATION BELOW:LaBelle Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1360 Forestry Division Road € 863-674-4162 Monday Through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Clewiston Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1381 Evercane Road € 863-674-4162 Call for an Appointment ACCEPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MA TERIALS Insecticides, Pesticides € Herbicides € Motor Oil € Liquid Paint and Thinners Furniture Polishes and Waxes € Brake Fluid € Transmission Fluid € Household Cleaners Propane Tanks€ Electronics € Swimming Pool Chemicals € Fluorescent Bulbs € Mercury ThermometersSpecial Districts Office: (863) 675-5252 for more information PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012

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From an Empty TombBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIt wasn’t what I thought it would be. I had imagined a spiritual stroll along the path that Jesus went. Instead I found myself in an upstream struggle against a multitude of shoppers, street v endors, and tourists. Every few steps, some vender or shopkeeper would step in front of one of our group and dangle camels, scarves, and various souvenirs. Not only was there no time for re ection, we had to struggle to stay together. Finally w e turned the corner and headed for the church of the Holy Sepulcher. I thought it would be better. I was wrong. I expected something simple. I found something ornate. At the time of Jesus, this was a cemetery. Now it’s a cathedral covered w ith marble and gold. Forty-three lamps hang above the traditional spot of Jesus’ tomb. I tried to picture it as it originally was, but couldn’t. People were lined up to go in. Lots of people. I hate waiting in line, so you could probably guess my mindset. Blocking the way in was a blackrobed, black-bearded, black-hatted priest who kept on saying, “Twenty minutes, twenty minutes.” Those might have been the only words of English he spoke, because the guys in front kept responding, “But that’s what you told us fteen minutes ago”. The crowd mumbled. I mumbled. Someone muttered about the temple needing another cleansing. Then came the words, “Come this way.” Jim took us behind the crowd and into the back area of the church to a place that didn’t look like it was used too often. It was dark. It was musty. It was cold. As my eyes adjusted, I saw a small opening to a rock-hewn tomb. I walked over to the opening, and just like the apostle J ohn, I looked in. I was amazed. It was not a large room like I’d imagined, but a small room barely lit with a small oil lamp. “Go on in,” Jim said. I didn’t have to be told twice. Another guy about my size and I squeezed in and sat on the cold oor. Suddenly, the lamp blew out. I felt myself in a dark, claustrophobic room that seemed to be sealed shut. After a few long minutes in the dark tomb, a light came on. W ith the light came realization. God put Himself in a place like this, but He didn’t stay there. The Christian experience and promise is real, and what was true then is true now. I was in an empty tomb. The tomb that held Christ is still empty. The Easter story is not just a Sunday School story. The life of Jesus was not just a romantic fable. The God who rolled the stone away then still moves stones for us today. The message of the empty tomb declares that no power on earth could keep Christ down then, and that no power on earth can keep us down when w e are in Christ Jesus now. That’s why every Sunday is resurrection Sunday. That’s why each of us, no matter where we are or what we have done, have the promise of new life in Christ.The Celestial ScapegoatBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThere are times when things turn out entirely different than imagined. Somewhere in our evolution, we learned to fear snakes, or at least respect them. They bite! They kill people! People are instinctively afraid of them. They’ve earned their reputation. Yet there are those situations w here snake venom is used in medications to save lives. An ironic story is found in the Old Testament about the people of Israel going to the promised land and complaining along the way (Numbers 21:4-9). Food and water are short and then to add to their troubles, snakes start killing some of the wayfarers. The author of Numbers says “The Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people….” as if God was out to be vengeful. That’s common when something goes wrong: “Blame it on God!” Somehow it must be God’s fault. God has been a kind of celestial scapegoat since time began (Genesis – Adam’s fall – “God, the woman you sent me, she got me in trouble”). Nevertheless, the people of Israel turned to Moses and recognize their part; “We have been disrespectful” Things get better. God tells Moses to make a bronze symbol of the very thing that causes the problem – the snake – and to set it on a pole, adding “..everyone who is bitten shall look upon it and live.” The feared serpent becomes a symbol of hope and life. I can think of the people who have aggravated me that became friends, the need to get over some of the things feared at one time or another, opportunities that have come out of adversities; and remembering not to blame God when I’ve had a hand in my own dif culties. How quickly we are to blame without considering our own part in what doesn’t go well! It’s easy to rationalize, nd reasons for failures without looking inward and learn from what happens. Doctors talk about patients who have abused their bodies and then seek miracles without changing their lifestyles or seeing their part in what is wrong. Teachers have students that don’t study and complain that the course was too “hard.” The job market changes but workers do not learn skills that are needed in today’s industries. People spend beyond their means and then suddenly nd themselves in nancial dif culties and facing hardships Lawbreakers complain that things are unfair when caught. Yes, there may be some truth in it all; but rst stop and ask “What part have I played in my own troubles?” Once I laid in the hospital for two weeks and had time to ask myself this question; coming up with an answer that I had a part in it all. Then I made some changes; respecting limits, changing patterns and saying “No” when I needed to do so. Life went on; God was in there in it all, a place where nobody wants to go became a place of healing as well as curing. God works that way if we do our part. We can “take that to the bank!”Leading Jesus To The Cross?BY JACKIE MILLER First Christian ChurchIt was a dark, desperate, desparingly deadly day! The man who had fed the hungry, healed the sick, and even claimed to be the Son of God, was hanging on a cross dying as a common criminal! He had claimed to be the way to God but one of His own had betrayed Him. The highest religious court in the land had convicted Him. The common people had chosen a murderer instead of Him. Even nature herself had seemed to turn her back on Him as darkness covered the sun and the earth trembled and shook! No wonder He cried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me” (Mark 15:14). What a horrible way to die; forsaken by his friends, railed on by His enemies, without help, (seemingly) without hope, and even God’s face turned away! What could bring a man to such death? Why would Jesus willingly walk to Calvary? How could He face such an inglorious end of His life and ministry? The answers are the heart of the Christian message! What could bring a man to such a death? SIN! Not His own (for He was sinless), but yours and mine! “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23) so God “made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (II Cor. 5:21) The next time you think your sin is small and does not matter, then you need to look to Calvary and see how much a penalty was paid for it! What would lead Jesus to walk to Calvary willingly? LOVE! His love for us, not ours for Him. “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. For if, when we were ENEMIES, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son” (Romans 5:8, 10). What kind of ingratitude must a man have to turn down such love as this? Agape Love that “seeks our highest good”! A love that is “unsel sh, active, good will”. Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to ever y creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” (Mark 16:15-16). Peter told those inquirers on Pentecost, who asked, “What shall we do?”. “Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38). If you haven’t done that, why not do it as soon as possible! Need help? Call me at 9831804. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS

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Easter Bunnies have arrived! Also Easter Baskets too! Formerly Yours Consignment 330 Bridge St LaBelle, FL Big Yard Sale Sat April 7, 9 til 3 LaBelle Woods Resort 620 S Main St lot 41 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PRESCHOOL POSITIONS Clewiston Christian School employment opportunities available for an Administrative Assistant and also for preschool positions. Please fax resume to (863)983-5027 or you may go online to www.clewiston christian.org to print an application. For more info, please call (863)983-5388 Wanted Experienced Barber For Busy Shop Call 863-634-1492 For Interview DENTAL ASSISTANT Experience preferred but can train. Call for an application (863)983-7361 Everglades Federal Credit Union Full Time Positions Available Must have excellent communication & organizational skills, typing skills & be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a +. May apply in person or email resume to: loans@everglades fcu.com. TANKER DRIVERS Now hiring full time and Part time experienced tanker Drivers for Meyers Warehouse, Inc. A Twic card is required. No HAZMAT required. Pay is .40 cents a mile. A Class (A) CDL with tank Endorsements is a must. Please call Dewey Taylor at 561-996-9450. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 Guerrier, Burgess score big winsBY KATHY DAIN Last Saturday, Florida and regional Silver Gloves champion 12-year-old Michael Guerrier, and teammate 11-year-old Jalin Burgess competed at Broward County’s Round 12 boxing arena and won their matches. Guerrier and Burgess, who are members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s PAL in Pahokee, were matched with North Miami PAL boxers 12year-old Marcel Batlentier and 12-year-old Dominic Francis, respectively. Guerrier used his speed and experience to out-point his opponent and won the match by winning rounds one and three of the contest. Burgess won by successfully using his right jab and beating Francis to the punch over the course of three rounds. Sheriff’s Deputy Mike LeStrange, who coaches the Pahokee youngsters, says that Guerrier and Burgess are consistent in their training. “As long as the kids train and do what is expected to win, we will get the results,” said LeStrange. He has been using boxing for juvenile crime prevention since 1996, and says Pahokee has some of the greatest kids he has worked with. However he is a stickler for the rules. They include: Respecting yourself, friends, neighbors, parents, persons of authority and all people as I would like to be respected. Avoid suspensions, trouble, and people who do not respect themselves and others. Stay clear of all unlawful activity, including joining gangs. Gang membership will disqualify you from the boxing program. I will not use drugs, alcoholic beverages, or tobacco products. Be honest, kind, and understanding in my dealings with others and the use of profanity is prohibited. Always be willing to train both in and out of the gym. Keep your mind sharp by attending school, doing homework and striving to get the very best grades that you can. I will show my report card to Coach Mike upon demand. Stay away from anything that will hurt you. Adults will be responded to as “sir” and “ma’am.” Chief Judge of the 4th District Court of Appeals Matthew Stevenson is a volunteer with the boxing program and is a great asset to the kids says the Deputy. He was there and witnessed the Pahokee kid’s victory. For further boxing program information call 561-254-7773. PAL Boxers Unstoppable in Broward Contest SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO Millines broke down what he noticed about both Brown and Jordan. “Derry is very athletic and has very nice hands,” Millines said. “Jonathan got a lot of reps at practice catching passes out of the back eld. I noticed he has nice speed for a built 200-pounder. Both of them showed a little fatigue during a very intense training session, but that’s something we w ill work on.” Brown and Jordan may not be the only Muck area football players to play in this weekend’s Space Coast Shootout. There’s a strong possibility that Glades Central wide receiver Ronquavion Tarver, the Class of 2014 college prospect who starred for the South Florida Blur’s 7-on-7 team in the March 24-25 IMG Academies 7-on-7 Tournament, may even join the Phenoms. Tarver, arguably the Blur’s best overall player this offseason, scored a touchdown in Blur’s 20-7 w in over the Phenoms in the IMG 7-on-7 Tournament’s second round on March 25. The Glades Central wideout caught the eye of Millines even earlier than that, as Tarver caught several passes in a March 19 scrimmage game against the Phenoms. “I just received a verbal commitment from Tarver,” Millines said. “He will be a great addition to our team.” Millines talked brie y about the possibly of having two tall wideout on the Phenoms, as Atlantic (Delray Beach) wideout Adly Enoicy (Class of 2014) is already playing for the team. “It would be a great duo to have,” Millines said. Tarver or not, the Phenoms are placing its focus right now on nishing well at the Space Coast Shootout. The Phenoms will be one of 14 teams to compete in the single-elimination series of games. “If we prepare ourselves mentally, I strongly like our chances,” Millines said. “I feel that our guys know what to expect now. The IMG 7-on-7 tournament showed us what we needed to work on.” Regardless of how the Phenoms fare this weekend, if nothing else, Millines said he’s trul y happy to have made the decision to expand his team outside the Delray Beach area. “We as a coaching staff felt those guys were the missing pieces to our team,” Millines said. “They are eager to compete, show a lot of passion for the game and their attitude just brings a lot of excitement to any team. And just knowing the background from those schools, they can compete with any level of competition.” The Palm Beach County Phenoms 7-on-7 team, formed this past January by the Delra y Beach-based Building Better Brothers Foundation, Inc., was assembled to provide an outlet for the county’s youth males who desire to learn and play the game of football on a competitive level. The team’s goals, according to Millines, are to provide an atmosphere with excellent coaching and to promote concepts such as self-esteem and leadership skills. The majority of Phenoms players come from high schools such as Atlantic (Delray Beach), American Heritage (Delray Beach), Village Academy (Delray Beach) and Olympic Heights. Ultimately, the Phenoms would like to feature players from all over Palm Beach County. For more information on the Palm Beach County Phenoms, you could visit the team’s Facebook page (PBC Phenoms) and like the organization’s status. To nd out more on the Space Coast Shootout 7-on-7 Tournament, you could visit the Internet at www.spacecoastshootout.com. SHOOTOUTContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOPahokee Blue Devils junior-to-be standouts Derry Brown, left and Jonathan Jordan, right are stretching together at an April 1 practice with the Palm Beach County Phenoms 7-on-7 team at Boca Raton’s Sand Pine Park.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Miss Jessica Ebenhoch and SPC. Cameron Hatton are happy to announce their engagement. Jessica is the daughter of Adelheid and Georg Ebenhoch of Neustadt an der, Germany. Jessica is currently a kindergarden aid and is attendinng Institut Fuer Terheilkunde and will becoma a dog physcologist. Cameron is the son of Travis and Anne Hatton of Belle Glade, Fl. Cameron graduated from Glades Day School in 2007 and is currently serving his country as a combat medic and is deployed in the middle east. Cameron is stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany where the couple will reside until his tour is completed. CAMERON HATTON ENGAGEMENT JESSICA EBENHOCH & 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOGove’s Biggest Loser ProgramEveryone was a winner at Gove Elementary who participated in the “Biggest Losers Program.” Because of everyone’s great effort a nd becoming aware of their challenges (exercising and/ or eating healthy) and acting on it, the participants lost a total of 287 pounds and increased the exercise program. The winnin g Biggest Loser Team was Claudia’s Scale Stompers and the other team of Rick’s Kalorie Killer’s will be paying for their lunch. Thanks again for the Wellness Team Committee (especially our school nurses who headed up this program). Many door prizes were given out donated by the Lakeside Medical Center and Gove Wellness Committee. The 45 staff who participated request ed to have it again. for children to register at their home school. A child must turn 4 by or before Sept. 1. Bring the registration form, birth certi cate and two proofs of residency to the school during regular school hours. Children will then be put in a public lottery held at each school site. Parents of selected students will then be noti ed by the principal.Glades DayUpcoming Events 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 27Rosenwald Elementary SchoolRosenwald's Parent and Community Meeting/Training regarding the Modernization/Construction of Rosenwald Elementary School will be held on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Rosenwald's School Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria.KEC/Canal Point ElementaryPreparing For Fcat Students and staff are diligently preparing for the upcoming FCAT which will begin on Monday, April 16. The following are FCAT Tips that can help prepare your student for testing day. FCAT Tips (The week before the test) Review FCAT testing tips that you have learned. Get a normal nights sleep ve nights prior to the test. Sleep loss can add up to poor performance on test day. Review math formulas and problem solving techniques that you have learned. Eat healthy meals each day Warm your brain by reading at least 30-45 minutes each night prior to the test. RELAX...don't panic..you will do ne. After School Tutorial After school tutorial has been going well! Students have been enthusiastic and engaged! The tutorial will end on Thursday, April 12. Dr. Hoffman, Mrs. Walker-Thompson and the faculty would like to thank the City of Pahokee, New Hope Charities, Pahokee Deliverance ,PYEA and the district school bus drivers for helping deliver the students home each day! Dates To Note: April 6: Easter Holiday May 9: Kindergarten Round UpGlades CentralUpcoming events Herff Jones will be on campus Thursday, March 15, during all lunches. Spring Break is March 19 to 23. There is no school on Monday, March 26. School resumes Tuesday, March 27. SCHOOLContinued  3

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Excavation/Earthmoving Operator Auto req ID 799BR Organization OM5305352-Clew FS-Canal, Levee, Vegetation & Fleet Maintenance Location Clewiston Field Station Job Description Operate multi excavation equipment such as: dragline, trackhoe, backhoe, and earthmoving equipment such as: grader, dozer, front-end loader, dump truck with knuckle boom; also includes the multi-purpose aquatic maintenance vessel utilizing various interchangeable attachments to control noxious plants and/or vegetation, mow heavy brush on canals banks and remove sedimentation from the canals. Loads, hauls, and dumps materials operating a 15-25 yard dump truck, and transport equipment and machinery on semi-trailer to and from job site and its loading or off-loading. Reads and understands: signs, signals, load charts, grade stakes, excavation plans, maps/charts for dredging areas, instruction manuals and service procedures. Must have a High School Diploma or GED and 2+ years experience operating and transporting multiple pieces of equipment including: excavation and earthmoving equipment, aquatic harvesters, large farm tractors, and lower unit dragline. Valid State of Florida Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with an airbrake and tanker endorsement. Certi cation by the National Commission for the Certi cation of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is preferred. Ability to obtain certi cation in Forklift Operations, CPR and First Aid. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. In addition to these assignments, this position will require participation in the “Pumping Operations Program”. Program participants will be required to successfully master and demonstrate competency in pump station operations and maintenance (diesel engine operations). THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO RANDOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING. Salary Minimum $33,404.80 Salary Midpoint: $39,707.20 Salary Maximum $57,241.60 To Apply/Learn More About South Florida Water Management District please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov Click on Careers. Scroll to Find Search and Apply and click on Search Openings. In the keyword search window insert job #799BR. The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS GROVE SUPERVISOR CAMP This is a responsible position in citrus harvesting employee camp management and maintenance. Work is performed independently within established policies and procedures under the general direction of the Safety/Labor Compliance Manager. Performs maintenance and repairs on camp facilities including plumbing, painting, carpentry, cleaning, and electrical duties. Assumes responsibility for security of camp facilities and camp personnel, and residents. Responsible for order entry, inventory control, and distribution of equipment and supplies. Organize and manage the camp facility to promote and maintain good employee relations. Organize the camp facility in a manner that ensures the health and safety for all employees. Ensure that all government regulations are met regarding camp management. Complete building inspections as required to maintain camp safety, cleanliness, and security. Responsible for camp records, attendance summary, and reporting of exit and entry of guests, visitors, and residents. Oversee garbage collection, housekeeping, and maintenance of all camp facilities. Transport workers to required locations as needed. Provide training to employees in camp safety, security, rules, and regulations. Perform all other associated duties as assigned. Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school & 13 years prior related experience Bi-lingual (Spanish) required. Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive employee relations Current CDL’s with Passenger Endorsement Ability to pass a drug screen and background check. Must reside at camp location in Clewiston, Florida FAX:863-902-4315 EMAIL: dmelton@southerngardens.com Structure Maintenance Tech(Field) Auto req ID 802BR Organization OM5305354 Clew FS-Electronics & Structure Maintenance Location Clewiston Field Station Job Description Performs mechanical work associated with repair and maintenance of water control structures, navigation locks and eld station buildings and facilities. Mechanical ability to perform overhauls on water control gates and gearboxes. Perform welding including brazing torch work, cutting and tting, and arc welding layout and design. Utilizes hand tools, power tools, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Must be able to read and follow job speci cations, blue prints and diagrams. Must have a High School Diploma or GED and 2 4 years experience in structure and facility maintenance or mechanical repair. Valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Ability to obtain certi cation in rigging, forklift operations, rst response-oil and chemical spills, CPR and First Aid. Primarily eld work in general outdoor environment with regular exposure to unpredictable weather conditions; sun, heat and rain. Overtime will be required based on weather and/or environmental conditions. Due to the District’s response role before, during, and after major storm events and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may be, at times, required to provide work support before, during, and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies. In addition to these assignments, this position will require participation in the “Pumping Operations Program”. Program participants will be required to successfully master and demonstrate competency in pump station operations and maintenance (diesel engine operations). THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO RANDOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING. Salary Minimum $33,404.80 Salary Midpoint: $39,707.20 Salary Maximum $57,241.60 To Apply/Learn More About South Florida Water Management District please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov Click on Careers. Scroll to Find Search and Apply and click on Search Openings. In the keyword search window insert job #802BR. The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CITRUS HARVESTING MANAGERPosition Responsibilities:• Responsible for all harvesting operations for Southern Gardens Citrus Groves.• Responsible for the scheduling and organization of Southern Gardens Groves harvesting process.• Creates and implements an annual harvesting budget.• Negotiates harvesting rates. • Ensures the implementation of the safety programs and compliance with MSPA in the harvesting operations. • Develops and implements a good forecasting and fruit quality testing program.• Oversees accurate record keeping of crop yield and payroll.• Creates an annual crop estimate.• Actively involved in recruiting process for both H2A and domestic workers.• Recruits in-house crewleaders and Hauling Contractors. • Maintains a good equipment maintenance program on all harvesting equipment. Position Requirements:• A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.• Three to four years of experience is preferred.• Harvesting equipment knowledge.• Familiar with remote computerized time keeping systems.• Computer skills SAP, Word, Excel• Knowledgeable of all H2A program regulations and requirements• Bilingual preferred Southern Gardens is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential annual bonus. Quali ed local candidates send resumes to: Fax 863-902-4315, E-mail to: dmelton@southerngardens.com EOE Parenting Coach @ Bridges at Pahokee – Housing Partnership, Inc.Requirements: •Bachelors degree in social services required, in social work preferred •Min 2 yrs experience in related responsibilities •Flexible in work hours including some evenings and some Saturdays •Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred •Possess effective computer skills & communication skills with a focus on customer service Responsibilities: •Provide Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Primary Care services, including: use of video resources and tip sheets, consultation, behavioral rehearsal, and modeling. Coaches will follow the model and use Peer Support to get feedback and guidance. •Provide crisis intervention and on call support as required or scheduled. •Actively participate in outreach efforts to promote the Triple P component and participation. •Introduce and engage Triple P parents to the expanded services and/or activities offered by Bridges •Foster “parent readiness” for parent support services. •Support the ASQ component programming and parent / child activities at Bridges. •Assure all Triple P parents receive a Bridges Orientation and/or Navigation to receive social services referrals if necessary •Maintain complete, accurate and comprehensive records within a 24-hour time frame. Maintain client charts and clinical documentation in compliance with agency, CSC, DCF, and Medicaid standards. •Collaborate with identi ed community services to support client/families’ needs and for successful discharge/transition of clients to other levels of care. Please apply online at https://gocpg.iapplicants.com/application.php We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drug-Free Workplace. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 Sixth Annual Glades Community Awards draws nearThe Glades Interagency Network is hosting its sixth Glades Community Awards Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 19, at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Glades 2011 Community Awards Recognition Celebration is designed to bring the Western Communities of Palm Beach County together to pay tribute to the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Glades Communities. We welcome the support of the community for our Glades area Honorees. The entire community is invited to attend this celebration. Congressman Alcee Hastings will be the Speaker of the Glades Community Awards Recognition Celebration. Congressman Hastings will speak about Fair Housing and how stable housing lays the foundation for community growth and development. He will also address what is happening in the Glades housing community. There is a cost for the lunch. You may contact Autrie Williams at 561-996-1718 or at Lutheran Services Florida PEPPI Head Start Center, 301 S. W. 8th Street in Belle Glade, if you desire additional information or further clari cation. The Glades Community Awards Recognition Celebration SUBMITTED PHOTOReading Counts winnersReading Counts winners for February. Belle Glade Elementary School has kept the trophy are our school for another month. Highlights of the young man's career includes: Deputy Bryant networked with Okeechobee County Major Crimes Unit to locate and dismantle an auto theft ring stealing trucks out of Okeechobee County striping them in Pahokee. Deputy Bryant cultivated intelligence which was passed on to District 5 Detective that assisted them in closing down a theft/fencing organization in Palm Beach and Hendry County's. Deputy Bryant has his thumb on the pulse of his community. Whenever a crime or a pattern of crimes happen in the community he is able to come up with substantial information to solve these crimes. Deputy Bryant has developed a con dential informant who has provide a plethora of narcotic and criminal activity in the Pahokee area. Deputy Bryant has also assisted other deputies in cultivating other con dential informants with targets in the Pahokee area. For the reasons above along with Deputy Bryant's exceptional dedication to duty and the citizens of Pahokee Deputy Bryant would be an outstanding choice for Pahokee Deputy of the Year 2011. It may be his careful work in investigations that is most valued by his superiors. "He's a thinker and he looks for solutions to solve the problem," said Lt. Alonso. POLICINGContinued  1

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Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401 414100 SUN 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, April 13, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 414067 CB/CN 4/5/2012 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE SUPERVISORS OF GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD A MEETING OF THE SUPERVISORS ON APRIL 25, 2012, AT 10:30 A.M., OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE, AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 414051 CN 4/5/2012 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ON APRIL 25, 2012, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR FOR A THREE YEAR TERM AND TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THROUGH THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OR OTHERWISE, OF DISTRICT WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 414052 CN 4/5/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces receipt of a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (File No.: FL0177954-003) renewal application for the continued operation and maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA 5), ow ways 5-1, 5-2 and 5-3, from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). STA 5 is part of the Everglades Construction Project (ECP), construction, operation, and maintenance of which is required by the Everglades Forever Act. STA 5 is located in southwest Hendry County immediately adjacent to the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Of ce of Ecosystem Projects, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 24, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000, telephone (850) 245-3180. 413657 CB 4/5/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Clothing Computer/ Supplies For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Equipment For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs Apartments Sports Vehicles/ ATVs For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces receipt of a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (File No.: FL0473804-001) renewal application for the continued operation and maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Area 6 (STA 6), ow ways 6-2, 6-5 and 6-3, from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). STA 6 is part of the Everglades Construction Project (ECP), construction, operation, and maintenance of which is required by the Everglades Forever Act. STA 6 is located in southwest Hendry County immediately adjacent to the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Of ce of Ecosystem Projects, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 24, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000, telephone (850) 245-3180. 413656 CB 4/5/2012 NOTICE OF REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATES FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHALL HOLD ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS OF APRIL, 2012, THROUGH MARCH, 2013, ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: APRIL 18, 2012; MAY 16, 2012; JUNE 20, 2012; JULY 18, 2012; AUGUST 15, 2012; SEPTEMBER 19, 2012; OCTOBER 17, 2012; NOVEMBER 21, 2012; DECEMBER 19, 2012; JANUARY 16, 2013; FEBRUARY 20, 2013; AND MARCH 20, 2013. ALL OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS REFERENCED ABOVE SHALL BEGIN AT 10:30 A.M. AND SHALL BE HELD AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETINGS IS TO CONDUCT NORMAL DISTRICT BUSINESS AND TO TAKE ANY AND ALL OFFICIAL ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETINGS IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 414050 CN 4/5/2012 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 1785 2008 1224432-01000650080 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 8, Block 65, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413740 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1692 2008 1224432-01000280030 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 3, Block 28, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413738 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1763 2008 1224432-01000600030 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 3, Block 60, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413771 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1655 2008 1224432-01000120010 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 1, Block 12, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413773 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1773 2008 1224432-01000610370 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 37, of the Re-subdivision of Blocks 61, 68 and 69, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat ther eof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 47, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413774 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1728 2008 1224432-01000470020 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 2, Block 47, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413757 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1819 2008 1224432-01000790070 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 7, Block 79, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413759 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1731 2008 1224432-01000470120 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot12, Block 47, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413765 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GLADES County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 2 and 4 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 3 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District: 3 Members Glades Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 Moore Haven Mosquito Control District: Seats 1 and 3 412425 CN 3/22;4/5/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY’S REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (“SOQ”) FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICESThe Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a meeting of the FGUA SOQ Evaluation Committee that all interested persons are invited to attend. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, Polk County, Florida, and Lee County, Florida. The FGUA’s RFQ Evaluation Committee meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Protegrity Plaza, 280 Wekiva Springs Road, 1st Floor, Longwood Training Room, Longwood, FL 32779. The purpose of the FGUA’s SOQ Evaluation Committee meeting is to evaluate proposals submitted to the FGUA in response to Request for Statement of Quali cations (“SOQ”) for Water and Wastewater Professional Engineering Services. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact Kaamilya Pereira, Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least one (1) business day prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552FGUA or (407) 629-6900. FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY 413669 CN 4/5/2012 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 1629 2008 1224432-01000020020 Montura Trading Post Inc. Lot 2, Block 2, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412541 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 1816 2008 1224432-01000780020 Orlando & Betty F. Ramos Lot 2, Block 78, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37 thru 39, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412552 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 East County Water Control District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 2 and 4 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Central County Water Control District: Seats 2 and 4 Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 412426 CN 3/22;4/5/2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: John M. Green, 8001 Sherwood Circle, LaBelle Norman R. Cole, II, P O Box 1170, Clewiston Elizabeth D. Skipper, P O Box 3032, LaBelle You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 4/5/2012 413959 CN 4/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 2074 2008 1264432-A0002480100 Carol Mola The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 415, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412548 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 2520 2008 1314433-A0000900000 Alejandro Rodriguez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 6138, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413761 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 2245 2008 1354432-A0001520000 Marcia Perez & Marisol The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3747, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412547 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 11-226CC on March 14, 2012 in the matter of John Jay Watkins, as petitioner and The Lyndel Group, LLC, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 1, Block 2323, Port La Belle Unit 9, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. And Lot 22, Block 2307, Port La Belle Unit 9, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida and on May 10th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 413507 CN/CB 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 2563 2008 1314433-A0003160000 Lazaro Ballesteros The South one-half of the Southeast 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. Also known as Tract 5743, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413741 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2076 2008 1264432-A0002490100 Carol Mola The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 434, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412557 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 2075 2008 1264432-A0002490000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 433, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412553 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 2552 2008 1314433-A0002670000 Jacqueline l. Garcia The North one-half of the Southeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5924, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413763 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1936 2008 1254432-A0000990000 Argelia M. Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1162, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412539 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 1906 2008 1254432-A0000360000 Victor Villalba The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5086, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412544 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 1614 2008 1154432-A0002500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2657, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413769 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 2073 2008 1264432-A0002480000 Carol Mola The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 416, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412545 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1587 2007 1254432-A0002560000 Ofelia Otero The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4944, 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 May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413737 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 2134 2008 1274432-A0001770000 Walter J. Wood and Mercedes Tous The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, 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 46, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412555 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 **OFICIAL ** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti co que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HENDRY, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2012 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Presidente y Vicepresidente Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso Senador Estatal Representante Estatal Tribunal Supremo: retencin de tres magistrados Tribunal de Apelaciones del 2do Distrito: retencin de cuatro jueces Juez de Circuito, 20mo Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 y 31 Distrito de Control del Agua de East County (Condado Este): escaos 1, 3 y 5 Distrito de Desarrollo Comunitario de Port LaBelle: escaos 2 y 4 Secretario del Tribunal de Circuito Comisario Tasador de Inmuebles Recaudador de Impuestos Superintendente Escolar Supervisor de Elecciones Juez del Tribunal del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 2 y 4 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Distrito de Control del Agua de Central County (Condado Central): escaos 2 y 4 Autoridad del Hospital del Condado de Hendry: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Hendry: grupos 2 y 4 413990 CGS 4/5,12/2012 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 2088 2008 1264432-A0002820000 Ivan Mestres The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 489, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412540 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 1439 2008 1144432-A0000290000 Alfredo Morales The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3501, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412538 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 2043 2008 1264432-A0001510100 Osmar & Blanca Carmona The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 317, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412542 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 2089 2008 1264432-A0002820100 Ivan Mestres The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 490, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412543 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 2223 2008 1354432-A0000580000 Antonio Reyes Valdovinos The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known at Lot 4605 in Montura Ranch Estates. 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412554 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 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 2138 2008 1274432-A0001890000 Luis R. Llorente The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onw-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 41, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 412546 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1854 2008 1244432-A0000370100 International Monetary Mortgage Fund The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5341, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of April, 2012 which is the 26th day of April, 2012 Dated this 14th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 412550 CN 3/22,29 & 4/5,12/2012 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN SERVICES, DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FOUR CORNERS MSBU RFQ No. 2012-16 Opening Date and Time: April 18, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with drainage improvements to the Four Corners MSBU in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in drainage design, permitting, and possibly construction inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submissions 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., April 18, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL (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 412879 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L21A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Tree Trimming/Removal & Clearing & Grubbing in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $215,219.00 E1L22A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Concrete Sidewalk Repair in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $73,503.00 E1L23A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Ditch Cleaning in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $102,759.00 E1L24A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Re ective Pavement Marker Removal & Replacement in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $150,000.00 E1L25A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Large, Small Machine & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Hendry County. Budget Estimate: $32,657.00 E1L26A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Median Rehabilitation in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $149,000.00 E1L27A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Performance Highway Lighting Maintenance in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $468,855.00 E1L28A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Long Line Striping in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $203,580.00 E1L29A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Large Machine & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Glades County. Budget Estimate: $150,393.00 E1L30A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Large, Small, Intermediate Machine & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Hendry County. Budget Estimate: $147,155.00 E1L31A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mechanical Sweeping in Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Estimate: $39,800.00 E1L32A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Retro-Re ective Pavement Marker Removal & Replacement in Lee County. Budget Estimate: $149,500.00 E1L33A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application, Edging & Sweeping in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $300,000.00 E1L34A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Asphalt Repair in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties, East of I-75. Budget Estimate: $148,000.00 E1L35A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Replacement of Ditch Pavement & Mitered Pipe End Sections in Charlotte & Lee Counties. Budget Estimate: $148,000.00 E1L36A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe & Mitered End Replacement in Charlotte, Lee, & Collier Counties. Budget Estimate: $176,814.00 E1L37A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for High Mast Light Pole Repair & Replacement in Lee, Charlotte, & Collier Counties. Budget Estimate: $206,600.00 E1L38A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for High Mast Light Pole Repair & Replacement in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $258,250.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 413096 CGS 3/29;4/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000287 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. JAMES H. INGRAM, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated 3-13-2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2010 CA 000287, in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and JAMES H. INGRAM, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as: COMMENCING AT THE SW CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12, RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 29’31” E ALONG THE WESTERLY SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,103.18 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE CANAL; THENCE N 39 DEGREES 01’59” EAST ALONG THE AFOREMENTIONED RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 359.28 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE STATE ROAD, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE STATE ROAD NO. 25, AND POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION: THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 01’59” EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE CANAL A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 51 DEGREES 01’19” EAST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 01’59” WEST A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE FORMERLY STATE ROAD NO. 25; THENCE NORTH 51 DEGREES 01’19” WEST ALONG THE AFOREMENTIONED RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Highway 27 and 5th Street, Moore Haven, FL 33471 at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of April, 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: 3-19-2012 Glades County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Julie Braddock FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC, 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-4826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telephone (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bzwen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisip nan pwogram sa a dw, nan yun tan rezonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakt Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimro Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, tel6fon nam se (863) 946-6010, oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin d’une accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre dmarche, contacter l’of ce administrative de la Court situe au Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, le telephone (863) 9466010 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Telefono (863) 946-6010 TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 414063 GCD 4/5,12/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, APRIL 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of DANTHEDA SALINAS MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING, WASHER AND DRYER, HEADBOARD AND MISCELLANEOUS BOXES AND BAGS. • Property of DAVID HOBBS SECTIONAL, MICROWAVE, TV’S AND MISCELLANEOUS BOXES AND BAGS. 413455 SUN 4/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FL CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11CA-1064 Judge: Duryea TERRY L. CARBONELL, Plaintiff vs. J. FRED BURSON a/k/a JAMES F. BURSON, ERNEST W. WEATHERS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, and JOHN AND JANE DOE as any unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 13, 2012 entered in Case No.: 11CA-1064 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit, in and for Hendry County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 25 Hickpochee, 2nd Floor (administrative side), LaBelle, FL beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of April 2012 the property described in the nal judgment and in EXHIBIT A attached. EXHIBIT ‘A” DESCRIPTION: A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN SECTION’S 8 AND 7, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8 AS THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND, THENCE S 00’58’34” W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 2693.38 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE S 0058’34” W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 403.24 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT “A”, THENCE CONTINUE S 0058’34” W, A DISTANCE OF 88.93 FEET; THENCE S 4437’16” W, INTO SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 768.20 FEET; THENCE N 8948’’13” E PARALLEL WITH THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 530.31 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE Of SAID SECTION 8; THENCE S 0058’34” W, ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE OF SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1858.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE S 8855’47” E. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 2663.99 FEET TO THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8 THENCE N 0052’25” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 4023.17 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST/4 Of THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 8833’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1328.44 FEET; THENCE N 0055’30” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1342.58 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 8823’15” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 1327.29 FEET To THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 8 AND 5, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 0058’34” E, 22.00 FEET, THENCE S 8823’15” E, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 22 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, 1352.27 FEET, THENCE S 0055”30” W, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 25 FEET EASTERLY OF THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, 1341.50 FEET, THENCE S 8832’54” E, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 23 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8,. 1327.42 FEET, THENCE S 0052’25” W, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 24 FEET EASTERLY OF THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, 4046.02 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 8855’47” W, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE 24.00 FEET TO A LIGHTENED WOOD POST FOUND MARKING THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 0052’25” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE THE WEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, 4023.17 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 8833’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, 1328.44 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOUND MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 00556’30” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 QF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8. 1342.58 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOUND MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE N 8823’15” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 4, 1327.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 60 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, AND UTILITIES FROM ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 78 (HENDRY COUNTY MAINTAINED), BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE AFOREMENTIONED POINT “A” AS THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED EASEMENT; THENCE S 4437’18” W INTO SAID SECTION 7 A DISTANCE OF 1806.15 FEET; THENCE S 8948’13” W. PARALLEL TO THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE IN SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 4788.50 FEET TO A POINT LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE S 0058’19” W, ALONG A LINE LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO SAID WESTERLY LINE OF. SECTION 7, A DISTANCE Of 1700.43 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 00’54’04”W, ALONG A LINE LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 2874.84 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE Of SAID SECTION 18; THENCE CONTINUE S 0054’04’ W, ALONG A LINE LYING 80.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1397.52 FEET; THENCE N 8943’34” E, 80 FEET SOUTHERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 190/04 FEET TO A POINT LYING EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1227.32 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 76; THENCE N 8940’40” E, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING 330.00 FEET EASTERLY OF THE WESTERLY LINE Of SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 0054’ 04” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 330.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE Of SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1287.28 FEET TO A PONT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 Of SAID SECTION 18; THENCE S 8843’34” W, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 190.04 FEET TO A POINT LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 0054’04” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 1337.46 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE CONTINUE N 0054’04” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 2674.61 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 0058’19” E, ALONG A LINE LYING 140.00 FEET EASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 7. A DISTANCE OF 1640.62 FEET; THENCE N 8948’13” E, PARALLEL TO THE EAST-WEST 1/4 SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 7. A DISTANCE OF 4752.58 FEET; THENCE N 4437’16” E, A DISTANCE OF 768.20 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 0058’34” E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 86.93 FEET TO THE AFOREMENTIONED POINT “A”, BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING Of THE HEREIN DESCRIBED EASEMENT Parcel Identi cation #’s: 1-05-43-28-A00-0002-0199 1-07-43-28-A00-0003-0000 1-08-43-28-A00-0003-0100 1-08-43-28-A00-0004-0000 1-08-43-28-A00-0005-0100 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of March, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Terry L. Carbonell, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff 21530 Pearl Street Alva, FL 33920 (239) 633-0077 412982 CN 3/29;4/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2012-CA-000004 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. EMMA J.S. SMITH, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EMMA J.S. SMITH, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 921 YACHT CLUB WAY NW, MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 700 SCHOPKE LESTER RD., APOPKA, FL 32712 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Glades County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 5 AND 6, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHE R WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #FLA146C5560A, TITLE #81707816 AND VIN #FLA146C5560B, TITLE #81707188-WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before Apri 16, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 6th day of March, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddoc k Deputy Cler k IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE SENIO R DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, ROOM 1213, 1700 MONROE STREET, FT. MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, TELEPHONE NUMBER (239)335-2299; 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATE R THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING413366 GCD 3/29;4/5/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Come meet Jerri, Carissa, Jamie & Brandi Along with all the other staff!LaBelle’s #1 Bar & Grill!863-342-8216870 W. Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle, FL 33935Live music Tuesday Saturday Nights Home of the Top DrawŽ Bloomin Onion & the Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm The Prettiest Girls East of I-75 Plus 20 T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS Top DrawŽ Pitchers Tuesday $2 Domestic Bottles Wednesday $2 Captain Morgan Friday $1 Top DrawŽ Drafts 9pm to 11pm Saturday $6 Jager Bombs 9pm to Midnight Sunday $2 Bloody Marys CALENDAR OF EVENTSApril 6th and 7th Damn Outlaws April 13th and 14th West Texas Wind April 22nd Biker Event April 27th and 28th Gladez Man Every Monday and Thursday The Indiana Boys Every Tuesday and Wednesday J.J. McCoy 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012 BY PETE GAWDA e SunDiscussions about the restoration of the Everglades and the management of Lake Okeechobee often disclose differences of opinion. That was the case at the Friday, March 30, meeting of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The coalition, which met at the Okeechobee Courthouse, is make up of representatives of 10 counties in South Florida affected by the lake. Temperance Morgan, state policy chief for South Florida Water Management District (SFW MD), gave the coalition an update on Caloosahatchee River Watershed Protection Plan. The plan, which consists of local, state, and federal projects, has a two fold goal: reducing total nitrogen levels and establishing salinity in the estuary. “There are a lot of phases in this project and it will take us a long time,” Ms. Morgan said, She also spoke of the dispersed water management program which stores excess water on private property to provide shallow groundwater discharge, improve wetland systems and reduce harmful effects on Lake Okeechobee and the estuaries. Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols expressed frustration that SFWMD was buying large quantities of land in his county and not doing anything with it. Such state purchases take property off the county’s ad valorum tax roles. “We share your interest in making use of the land,” responded Ms. Morgan. Commissioner Echols also expressed concern about the length of time involved in the permitting process. “Any agency that has the authority for permitting should have the responsibility to issue a permit in a timely manner,” he said. Lieutenant Colonel Michael Kinard, deputy district Engineer for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), gave an update on the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project. He said the dike is rated Dam Safety Action Class Level 1 with 1 being the least safe and 5 being the safest. He said that was good and bad. It is bad in terms of the safety of residents, but it is good in the fact the dike received over 20 percent of the national dam safety budget for three y ears. The colonel said the approach of COE has changed. Originally the dike was divided into 8 sections called reaches. Work was done rst on the worst reach, between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade. The emphasis is now on a system wide approach to reducing the risk. The goal is to replace 28 culverts around the dike, remove one and abandon three. “It all depends on funding,” he said of the pace of rehabilitation. The colonel said that as rehabilitation is progressing COE would be working on a new lake regulation schedule that would accommodate higher water levels. In giving a summary of current water conditions, Susan Sylvester, SFWMD’s water control operations bureau chief, noted that for the past several years we have had drier than normal dry seasons. Currently most of the 16 county area by SFWMD is at 50 percent or less of the average March rainfall. She said predictions for April and May call for below normal rainfall. Ms. Sylvester did say that water levels in the Kissimmee Basin are holding steady. Ms. Sylvester said that the current lake regulation schedule does not call for any releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. Kurt Harclerod, who represented Lee County, disagreed with that reasoning. He made a motion to send a letter to SFWMD recommending that environmental releases of water be made from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to improve the salinity level in the estuary. That motion passed with Commissioner Echols casting the lone dissenting vote. After the meeting Commissioner Echols said he did not have enough information to approve the motion. “We don’t have the water to release,” he asserted. The opposite opinion was expression by Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner who was in favor of all parties cooperating. “Permitted users need to have what they need,” he said after the meeting. Kim Taplin, chief of the Central Everglades branch for COE gave an update on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Components of the plan under consideration include storage, treatment and conveyance of water in the Everglades Agricultural Area, decompartmentalization and sheet ow enhancement, seepage management and operations changes. She explained how COE was streamlining the planning process for projects from up to 6 years to as little as 18 months. The streamlined process involves receiving input during the planning rather than at the end. Ms. Taplin stated that 12.5 to 15 feet would be a healthy range of depth for the lake. When the rehabilitation of the dike is completed she said that range of depth would still be good for the ecology. “It is not the intent to have a schedule that holds the lake at 17 feet,“ she said. Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper addressed the coalition expressing his great pleasure in the quantity and quality of sh caught in the lake at last weekend’s Bassmaster Tournament. He attributed the successful catch to Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission Biologist Don Fox, whom he called “the Father of Lake Okeechobee.” Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com Coalition Updated On Lake Conditions SUBMITTED PHOTO‘Girl of the Year’Members of Xi Zeta Mu, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, met March 17 at Two Gals Deli in Pahokee to celebrate their annual “Girl of the Year” party. A lovely dinner was served. Following dinner, the presentation of “The Girl of the Year” was made honoring Dollie Penuel. Those attending were Gloria and Tom Swager, Pat and Jerry McKee, Linda and Wilson McMillian, Karen and Mike Wheeler, Dollie and Jim Penuel, Barbara Milligan, Joanne Connell, Dona Motes, Laurel Tarr, Sandra Chamblee and Sara Phillips. Dollie Penuel is crowned Xi Zeta Mu Chamber of Beta Sigma Phi at their annual celebration. Presenting the award to Mrs. Penuel is last year’s winner, Laurel Tarr. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com e vents ? ph otos? tip s ? s tor i es ?

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000151 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. BILLY D. FIELDS, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 13, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-000151 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and BILLY D. FIELDS; IMA JEAN FIELDS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT(S) 13 AND 14, BLOCK 376, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 71 THROUGH 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 204 S San Gabriel Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 19, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09010756 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 413169 CN 3/29;4/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-6 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDITH C. BAUMLER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH C. BAUMLER, deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2011, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0253, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the co-personal representatives and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 5th, 2012. Co-Personal Representatives: Susan E. Flowers and Lisa B. Deramo c/o Susan Nesbet-Sikuta COHEN & GRIGSBY The Mercato Suite 6200 9110 Strada Place Naples, FL 34108 Attorney for Personal Representative: Susan Nesbet-Sikuta Florida Bar Number: 859001 COHEN & GRIGSBY The Mercato Suite 6200 9110 Strada Place Telephone: (239) 390-1900 Fax: (239) 390-1901 413497 GCD 4/5,12/2012 Construction Notice to Mariners Partial Obstruction of Okeechobee Waterway HERBERT HOOVER DIKE Culvert 1A Glades CountyThe waters of the Okeechobee Waterway adjacent to Herbert Hoover Dike and Culvert 1A will be partially obstructed due to construction activities. Recreational and commercial boaters are asked to use precaution when navigating through this section of the waterway between the Alvin L Ward park boat ramps and Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp boat ramps. Signs and navigational markers will be in place before the construction area to instruct mariners to reduce speed and use caution. Type of Operation: Cofferdam construction to facilitate culvert replacement Location of Operation: Okeechobee Waterway 810’34”W 2648’56”N Duration of Operations: Jan 2012 – Oct 2014 Vessels involved: Barge = Mobro 203; Push boat = The Badger VHF-FM radio frequencies monitored: Channel 13 and 16 Point of Contact: Adrian Bell Odebrecht Construction 24 hour phone number: 504-729-7610 Chart number: 11428, Dated 01 Aug 20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on April 25, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILITY LANGUAGE: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this March 27, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 413904 CN 4/5,12/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 5, 2012 Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž p Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Sunday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 82.Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and windy, with a low around 67.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. West wind around 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a north wind between 10 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHERThursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m., then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and windy, with a low around 69.Monday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 80.12.29 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A slight chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., then a chance o f showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 300 East Sugarland Highway (863) 983-8191 101 S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003 301 Highway 80 West, LaBelle (863) 675-4242 24704 US Highway 27, Moore Haven (863) 946-1515 11741 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers (239) 437-8191www.first1bank.net ere is No Resurrection without Crucixion No Easter without Good Friday No Joy until He Lives! ere is No Resurrection without Crucixion No Easter without Good Friday No Joy until He Lives! e total Easter Experience begins TODAY e Easter Miracle: Alleluia, He is Risen! e total Easter Experience begins TODAY e Easter Miracle:Alleluia, He is Risen! 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2012