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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028421/00349
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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: 04-26-2012
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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Main performance goes on as festival goers returnBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunEverything seemed to be going well. The returning parade to this year’s Black Gold Jubilee made an impressive comeback, entertaining the crowds lined up and down Main Street earlier that morning. Thick, heavy, gray clouds loomed in the sky and the wind seemed to be perking up, but still the show went on. The early morning 5K run received more than 100 participants to the annual festival kick-start. Still, many more then showed up to Torry Island just before noon, where the main festivities were held. Attendees enjoyed the food, games, walking around the festival grounds taking in the art and phoSuspect gets away after robbing an unsuspecting victimBY JESSICA SCHULTZ e SunPalm Beach County Sheriff’s Of cials are investigating an early morning episode inside of a Belle Glade bank. A man was reportedly robbed of personal items and cash. The incident happened at approximately 9:15 a.m. at the Bank of America, 915 S. Main Street, reports the sheriff’s ofce. It is not known whether or not the suspect used any weapon in the robbery. Fortunately, no one was injured but the suspect ed the scene and law enforcement of cers remain on the lookout for the suspect: described as a black male of Haitian descent. The height and weight are unknown. The suspect ed in a vehicle, although accounts vary on the description of the car used in the robbery. With the case details still being vague, law enforcement keep the phone lines open for tips. If you have any information, or know something about the crime, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 561-6883960. Thursday, April 26, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 9 SEE FESTIVAL  10 Unlike Rain, Jubilee Crowd Dissipates Etelson promises to involve local agencies in his group’s visionBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunA meeting of environmental and state entities with ties to Torry Island in Belle Glade last week led into an interesting discussion on how the agencies might tie into an eco-art movement in the Glades. The meeting was the brainchild of Jesse Etelson, a self-described eco-artist who has made a name for himself through art projects in South Florida. Etelson introduced the idea of utilizing art pieces on Torry Island as a way of attracting positive attention and hopefully serving as a catalyst for bigger and better projects, possibly paving the way for a much larger presence of eco-tourism and related activities in Belle Glade. To start off with, the project will be a small one, and his group is already working with the local Workforce Alliance to recruit as many as 10 to 15 Eco Artist Targets Torry Island Man Robbed Inside Bank of America PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThis year’s Black Gold Jubilee featured a number of impressive cars in the car show. Here, a proud owner shows off his prized p ossession. See inside for plenty more pictures from the event. SEE ART  13

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON Early morning drop off by appointmentCLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Gray Catbird is a common wintering bird in Florida with the greatest waves of migratory Gray Catbirds occurring in mid-April to mid-May and in the fall from mid-September to late October. This medium-sized slender songbird has a long, rounded, black tail and slim bill. Its eyes, legs, and feet are blackish. Males and females are slate gray with a small black cap and a rufousbrown patch under the tail. Gray Catbirds are related to mockingbirds and thrashers. Their most common call is a raspy “mew” that sounds like a cat, but they will mimic other bird species. Songs may last for up to ten minutes. They will also make a loud chattering “chek-chekchek” and a quiet “quirt.” The oldest known Gray Catbird lived to be 17 years and 11 months old. This secretive bird is often found hopping through low vegetation or ying for short distances just above the vegetation. Their usual habitat includes dense shrubs, vine tangles, hedges, and thickets of young trees. They have been known to destroy eggs and nestlings of other birds including the Eastern Wood-Pewee, Chipping Sparrow, and Song Sparrow. The Gray Catbird’s diet consists of ants, beetles, grasshoppers, midges, caterpillars, moths, and fruit. Gray Catbirds are a rare and local breeder in northern or central Florida. Breeding usually occurs in southern Canada, central New Mexico, the Gulf States, and Bermuda. Females build a nest of twigs and grasses which they line with ner materials. Males will sometime help supply nesting materials. The nest is build in 5-6 days where 1-6 light blue eggs are incubated for 12-15 days. Both parents feed the young who normally edge at 10 to 15 days of age. Mark your calendar for the upcoming North American Migration count to be held on May 12. Tally sheets for NAMC available upon request. You are invited. Count at your home or other locations. You may join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers at STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on May 12. For information about the upcoming North American Bird Count or the STA5 bird trips contact. Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Gray Catbird (GRCA) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEGray Catbird. Margaret England Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 7 and 13 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 11 mph.Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHERThursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Southeast wind between 9 and 11 mph.Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 8 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

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Pioneer Park ElementaryGo Team Pioneer Park! We pulled off attacking the FCAT. Congratulations to the Administrative Team. Principal Miller was in the classrooms each day encouraging students and teachers alike and verifying that every one was set to go. Assistant Principal, Michael Rieckenberg, maintained the security of all test materials and organized a highly ef cient check-out system, once again ensuring prompt timing of the test. Panther Run Elementary's PTO supplied energizing snacks for test takers and our administrative team provided yummy continental breakfast items for all faculty and staff. Thank you to the students who gave their all, re ecting the con dence they've gained from diagnostic and mock FCAT testing runs, tutoring, and on-target learning throughout the year. A giant "Thank you!" to our devoted teaching staff, test administrators, and proctors! Thank you to the morning announcement crew, including Coach Brannon, for getting the juices owing with relaxation techniques. Thank you to all of our bus drivers. A huge shout out to the cafeteria staff! Thank you to all of the parents who encouraged their children to get a good night's sleep and arrive at school early. Finally, thank you to the K 2 teachers and students who visited classrooms to cheer on the examinees. We do have one nal suggestion for next year: let's all wear pedometers. If the teachers and proctors walked 10 miles daily around and around the classrooms during the exam; Mr. Miller must have walked 20 around the hallways and from door to door! You Were There Mr. Miller set the stage by calling all staff to the media center following dismissal. Then he surprised everyone by speaking of a very special talented instructional team and their value to our school. He stressed the irreplaceable value of their assistance leading up to and during FCAT. We couldn't have done it without you, Ms. Lakesha Howard, Ms. Tequesta Guy, and Ms. Quintella Brown! You were there for us when we needed you! The SIG grant made possible the use of inhouse substitutes to help with staff trainings, and enabled us to exibly schedule our staff for extra tutoring groups. These committed ladies also served right up to the last day of FCAT as proctors in testing classrooms. After the proclamations of their worth, it was with bittersweet thanks that Mr. Miller presented owers to our distinguished in-house substitutes and bid them adieu in their roles as FCAT facilitators for this school season. Our Of ce Team Administrative Professional's Day is Wednesday, April 26, and this week is their week! Many thanks go out to Mrs. Jeannie Britt, School Secretary, Ms. Cynthia Guy, Data Processor, Ms. Diane Beavers, School Treasurer, and Ms. Kirstin Lamoureux, Attendance Clerk for their attention to detail in managing the internal operations of our school. Our administrative assistants help with everything from the school budget, to internal accounts, medical and academic records, student attendance, registrations, communications, orders, storage and distribution of school materials and facilities maintenance. They also help with the overall security of the school, securing substitutes, directing volunteers and maintenance staff, and medically attending students when our school nurse is on duty at another school. For the multitude of clerical and extra-mile behind-thescenes help you give, we honor and thank you, our wonderful school of ce team! KG Round-Up 2012 Pioneer Park will be hosting its kindergarten round-up on Friday, May 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the media center. This is a wonderful opportunity to tour the school and meet with teachers and administrators who will positively impact your child's primary learning experience. Early registration helps schools project the number of classes/teachers for the oncoming year. It also serves to acclimate parents and future students to the school environment in a unifying and fun manner. The following quali cations and documents are needed for early registration: Must be 5 years of age before September 1, 2012 Must live within Pioneer Park's boundaries, including: 715 Mobile Home Park, Glades Glenn Apartments, & Okeechobee Center Provide 2 proofs of address: Example: FPL bill, Water bill, Driver's License, Rent Receipt Birth Certi cate re ecting child is 5-yearsold before 9-1-12 Valid immunization blue card with up-todate shots Please call the school at 561-993-8600 with any questions you may have.Glades DayBlack Gold Jubilee The annual Black Gold Jubilee was held on Saturday, April 21st at the Belle Glade Marina (lake). Many Glades Day School students participated in the 2012 Black Gold Jubilee Parade. The Glee Club rode in a truck, the Gatorettes walked and cheered, the Homecoming Queen, Connor Boss, Jr. Harvest Queen, Piper Stamm, and Harvest Queen, Kylie Pope all rode in convertibles, and several elementary students rode their decorated bikes. Fourth and Fifth Grade Trip The fourth and fth-graders are very excited as their trip to St. Augustine approaches. They will have a two-night and three-day stay. Their trip is April 25-27. Students will be traveling by motorcoach. The kids are counting down the days for an educational and fun- lled trip to the oldest city in Florida. Sixth Grade Trip The sixth grade Safety Patrol students are back from Washington. They had a great time and have been sharing their stories. You can view pictures from the trip on edline by clicking Lower School, then Safety Patrol. Trip to Roger Dean Stadium Our Lower School, grades K-5 through 6th grade will take a trip to Education Day at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday, May 3. Teachers will have the opportunity to educate their students on the fundamentals of science, language arts, math, and social studies, while using the setting of a baseball game as a backdrop. Permission slips were sent home. The cost of the trip is $9 per person. The fee includes: admission, lunch (hot dog, chips, and water), and transportation. Please return permission slip and money by Monday, April 30. Fifth and Sixth Grade Dance Students can boogie the night away at the 5th and 6th grade dance. The dance will be held in Tripp Hall on Friday, May 11th. Permission slips with additional information will be sent home at a later date. Baby Gators Cheerleaders and Football Players Our Lower School students will have an opportunity to play football and cheer with the cheerleaders prior to the Green & Gold football game on Saturday, May 19. We have several spots still available. There is a cost per person. Boy Gators must be in the 2nd 6th grade to play football and girl Gators K-3 6th grade. We will also have alumni, student, and faculty softball and baseball games, a chicken dinner fundraiser, golf ball drop, and cow patty drop. So, mark your calendars for May 19. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012 Haitian StoriesEnjoy a tradition of the Haitian heritage that is both unique and universal. Delight in the magic of Haitian stories that bring favorite imaginary characters to life. New stories, prizes, and lots of surprises for parents and children! (45 min.) It will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m., at the Clarence E. Anthony Library in South Bay.2012 Miss Ivy Leaf PageantAge category: Ages 3-7: Miss Ivy Ages 8-12: Miss Tea Rose Ages 13-17: Miss Pink & Green Interested participants must complete and submit a registration form by April 30, along with a $10 non-refundable registration fee. For more information or to obtain a registration form, please contact any member of Mu Ho Omega Chapter or Lorraine Moreland at more921@bellsouth.net or 561-996-8595.Glades Interagency NetworkThe Glades Interagency Network is hosting its seventh Glades Community Awards Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.Everglades Research and Education CenterThe Everglades Research and Education Center hopes you can make it for their May 4, Friday Seminar which will be a presentation about windpower in the EAA. Their guest speaker will be Mr. Robin Saiz, Director of the Project Development Wind Capital Group. Seminars are always open to the public and begin at 10:45 a.m. with light refreshments; and conclude around noon. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL  8

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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 26, 2012Conservation is essential for stretching water supplies and protecting natural resourcesTo highlight the need for conserving water, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board joined the State of Florida and 129 South Florida communities and organizations in declaring April as Water Conservation Month. “With so many communities joining together to recognize Water Conservation Month, it reminds us that everyone has a stake in preserving South Florida’s water resources,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. “Droughts and water shortages in recent years have shown us that we all depend on water in our daily lives and have a responsibility to use it wisely.” In the springtime, limited rainfall, an increase in temperature and higher evapotranspiration rates often stress regional water supplies across the District’s 16 counties. The District remains in a water shortage warning and year-round landscape irrigation restrictions are in place to save water. The District is closely monitoring regional water supplies during the remainder of what continues to be a below-average dry season. If water levels continue the seasonal decline, a return to water shortage conditions is possible in upcoming weeks. Simple water conservation practices can include: Replacing aerators in kitchen and bathroom sinks with models rated for 1.5 gallons per minute or less Watering the lawn by hand Installing lowow appliances, such as a dishwasher or energy-ef cient washing machine Installing lowow water xtures, such as showerheads with the WaterSense logoThroughout April, the District is organizing or supporting dozens of Water Conservation Month activities in an effort to educate South Florida residents about ways to conserve water.Water Conservation is a Year-Round EthicWater conservation is essential year-round for addressing the impacts of weather extremes and growing demands on a limited water supply needed by South Florida’s 7.7 million residents, economy and environment. When water shortage orders are not in place, the District follows Year-Round Water Conservation Measures that target outdoor irrigation, which accounts for up to half of the estimated 179 gallons of water used per person per day in South Florida. The YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule is just one of many initiatives implemented under the District’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Program. The Comprehensive Water Conservation Program was approved by the SFWMD Governing Board in September 2008 to encourage more responsible use of water resources throughout South Florida. Numerous stakeholders worked with the District to de ne speci c regulatory, voluntary and incentive-based programs and in-depth education and marketing efforts that help to foster a year-round conservation ethic. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www. sfwmd.gov/2days. For more information on ways to save water, visit www.savewater .com.South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Recognizes Water Conservation Month

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Alvina Marie Ward, 60MOORE HAVEN — Alvina Marie Ward, age 60, of Moore Haven, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at home in Moore Haven. Alvina was born March 17, 1952, in Clewiston. She is the daughter of the late Alvin Lloyd and the late Audrey (Langdale) Ward. She worked for the Glades County Tax Collector as a clerk for 33 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moore Haven. She is survived by her daughters, Angela Snow Colegrove (Keith) and Kell Ahern (Robbie); brother, Alvin Ward Jr. (Lorie); sister, Brenda Choban (Joe); sister-in-law, Joann Purvis; grandchildren, Kelsey Ahern, Chloe Ahern and Collin Ahern. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Eugene Smith. The funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Moore Haven, Moore Haven, with Rev. Sherrill Tillery of ciating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery. Visitation hours will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.Jeanne Mary Lewis-YoungSILVER SPRING, Md. — Jeanne Mary LewisY oung, of Silver Spring, Md., beloved wife of Sammie R. Young for 58 years passed away March 15, 2012, with her husband and daughter at her side at the Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville, Md. Jeanne was 84, born July 21, 1927, in Jeannette, Pa., daughter of the late Morrison F. Lewis Sr. and Fernande P. Michaux. Following graduation from Jeannette High School in 1945, Jeanne enrolled in the government sponsored Cadet Nurse Corps receiving the RN in Nursing in 1948. In 1950, she was commissioned a Lieutenant in the USAF Nurse Corps (AFNC) stationed initially at Mitchell AFB on Long Island, N.Y., where she cared for w ounded American soldiers returning to the US during the early years of the war in Korea. J eanne also attended ight school in Alabama and received her wings as a Flight Nurse. Jeanne was transferred to Orlando AFB, Fla., w here she met Sammie, a fellow Medical Serv ices Corps Of cer. They were married Dec. 4, 1953. In 1955, Jeanne left the Air Force Nurse Corps as a Captain and assumed the role of a military spouse accompanying Sammie on Many relocations. While the couple was stationed at Goose Air Base, Goose Bay Labrador, she gave birth to her only child, Milissa. Following relocations to Texas, Louisiana and New Jersey, they settled in Silver Spring, Md., in 1971. Jeanne will be most remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who touched the lives of many with her caring and gentle ways. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Sammie R. Young, Colonel, USAF (Retired); her daughter. Milissa Jeanne Young Loiselle and husband Jim Loiselle of Arlington, V a.; her grandson, Alan Gebhardtsbauer of Arlington, Va.; her brother, Ferdinand (Fred) Lewis and his wife Rosemary of Jeannette, Pa.; her brother, Morrison F. Lewis Jr. and his wife Rosemary of Jeannette, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Betty Y oung-Scaldini of West Yarmouth, Mass.; and 16 nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass was held April 16, 2012, at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, Md. Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium will be held on June 1, 2012, at 3 p.m. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 OBITUARIES Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.86/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.85/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 5.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 1.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Average gasoline prices nationally continue to slowly drop,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “I’ll go on the record and say that come Wednesday, I expect the national average in the U.S. will actually be lower than it was on the same day in 2011. Perhaps looking at the big picture with prices having failed to reach new records so far in 2012, we can restore some gas-sanity in this country. Prices go up and down every year, every season, regardless of who’s name is on the ballot,” DeHaan said. Gas Prices Update PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAScenes from around the lakeA child enjoys the bungee jump at this year’s Black Gold Jubilee in Belle Glade. The event was held on Saturday, though the rain dampened the spirit and forced organizers to move up the main event.

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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 26, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 The Ned Show The NED Show teaches kids what it takes to become a champion at school and in life. Never Give Up Encourage Others Do Your Best! The NED message encourages students to pay attention in class, appreciate and respect their teachers, and strive to always do their personal best. The show also emphasizes the importance of good character and helping others. The NED show combines a positive message with humor, storytelling, audience participation and memorable object lessons like yo-yo and magic tricks. Detailed NED Yo-Yo order forms will be sent home at a later date.KEC/Canal Point ElementaryKindergarten Round Up Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary will be holding it’s annual Kindergarten Round up on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Students and their parents are invited to come visit our Kindergarten classrooms, tour the school, and enjoy a snack. Parents of students who will be ve years old by September 1 and wish to register their students for the 201213 school year need to bring the following: 1) a birth certicate, 2)updated immunization and physical record, 3) social security card if available, and 4) proof of residency. We look forward to meeting you and your child! Box Top Monthly Winners KEC/Canal Point is collecting box tops for education. The students who brought in the most box tops for the month of March were given a new book! The winners for the month of March are: K: Lazaro Valdez and Noel Rosas Clifford’s Field Day 1: Ta’mya Baker and Layla Perez Berenstain Bear’s Clean House 2: Aislinn Molina and Kevin Hernandez Ready Freddy, Save the Earth, and Amelia Bedelia’s Family Album 3: Rommel Molina and Travoski Jenkins Miss Child Has Gone Wild and Mr. Harrison’s Embarassin’ 4: Noemi Fonseca and Mrs. Wood Ook and Gluk and I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake If you would like to donate your General Mills box tops, please drop them off in the front of ce. Upcoming events May 9: Kindergarten Roundup May 11: 4th Grade Dolly Hand performance May 15: 5th Grade Field Trip Lion Country Safari May 16: 4th Grade Field Trip Billy Swamp Safari May 17: PRE-K/Kindergarten Field Trip Lion Country Safari May 23: 1st Grade Field Trip Lion Country Safari May 23: 2nd Grade Field Trip Ft. Lauderdale Children’s Science Museum May 28: Holiday May 29: 3rd Grade Field Trip Miami Metro Zoo June 6: Carnival SCHOOLContinued  3 Pahokee Middle Senior High School’s prom will be highlighted this year with a free DJ after being the winners of the X102.3 Prom Takeover contest. Pahokee received 85,941 after competing against other major schools in the area. The popular radio station communicated with the principal, Mr. Ariel Alejo, to enter the contest to win a free DJ for Prom night. Students were encouraged to go online to vote on a poll from the radio station. “This is great news for our students because it creates an incentive to go to prom, especially if it’s their senior year. It also shows that we are a family and support each other. Go Blue Devils!” said Mr. Alejo. Pahokee’s high school prom will take place on May 4, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach. The X102.3 Prom Takeover Contest is sponsored by Madame Bridal located in the Boynton Beach Mall. For more information contact Mr. Ariel Alejo at 561-924-6400 or via e-mail at ariel.alejo@ palmbeachschools.org. Radio Station Takes Over Pahokee High School’s Prom SUBMITTED PHOTOAssistant Principals’ WeekDionne Napier is the assistant principal at Rosenwald Elementary School. In honor of Assistant Principals’ week, the staff and students wanted to acknowledge her. A Call to the 61st National Day of PrayerBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist Church We have a God who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think! When we pray, remember: 1) The love of God that wants the best for us. 2) The wisdom of God that knows what is best for us. 3) The power of God that can accomplish it. Since the rst national call to prayer in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom and guidance in forming our nation, our country has come together numerous times to seek divine guidance and help. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the National Day of prayer was of cially set as the rst Thursday of May. This year, on May 3rd, people will come together in communities all across America at noontime to unite in prayer for our troops, our leaders, and our nation. In Clewiston, we are gathering at noon in Civic Park, across from the Clewiston Inn. If you don’t have other plans, we would love to have you join us! We’ll even provide lunch! With us or not, please take a moment to break from whatever you are doing at mid-day on May 3 to turn your heart to our Lord. Prayer works, and when God’s people come together in prayer, great things happen for God’s kingdom. From our Nation’s humble beginnings, prayer has guided our leaders and played a vital role in the life and history of the United States. Americans of many different faiths share the profound conviction that God listens to the voice of His children and pours His grace upon those who seek Him in prayer. On this 61st National Day of Prayer, we ask God’s continued blessings on our country. This year’s theme, “One Nation Under God” emphasizes a biblical truth found in Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” On this day, we pray for the safety of our brave men and women in uniform, and for their families. We pray for the upcoming election and the future of our nation. We pray for integrity in our elected of cials. We pray for the economy and what the future may hold. We pray for our communities, our neighbors, our families, and ourselves. “Knowing that intercessory prayer is our mightiest weapon and the supreme call for all Christians today, I pleadingly urge our people everywhere to pray. Believing that prayer is the greatest contribution that our people can make in this critical hour, I humbly urge that we take time to pray-to really pray. Let there be prayer at sunup, at noonday, at sundown, at midnight--all through the day. “Let us all pray for our children, our youth, our aged, our pastors, our homes. Let us pray for our churches. Let us pray for ourselves, that we may not lose the word ‘concern’ out of our Christian vocabulary. Let us pray for our nation. Let us pray for those who have never known Jesus Christ and redeeming love, for moral forces everywhere, for our national leaders. Let prayer be our passion. Let prayer be our practice.” – Robert E. Lee. Religion Column Pastor John Hicks 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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With no indication of algal bloom formations, District moves forward with proactive strategyPortions of the 16-county South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) received up to 3 inches of rainfall during the past three days, providing some local basin runoff into the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. While the rainfall provided some relief, conditions remain favorable for the potential formation of algal blooms in the river. Earlier this month, in anticipation of potential algal bloom formation, the SFWMD Governing Board authorized staff to recommend short-duration freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee, if conditions warrant. Based on the best available data and science collected over the last nine days, staff today recommended to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the immediate start of a three-day pulse release of 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee, as measured at the S-79 structure located in Alva, east of Fort Myers. The Corps has indicated that the releases would begin earlier this week. SFWMD staff have been conducting water quality testing along more than 40 miles of the Caloosahatchee River to evaluate the potential for algal bloom formation. Sampling results have so far found isolated increases in chlorophyll levels, which is an indirect indicator of the presence of algae, but there is no current indication of algal bloom formations. The District will continuing to conduct monitoring, analyze the data and closely review conditions in the river and estuary. Fearing Algae Blooms, SFWMD Commits to Lake O Releases 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012 The Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Department of Athletics proudly unveiled its ve nalists for the prestigious 2012 Eagle ScholarAthlete Award on Monday afternoon. The winner will be announced during the athletic department's annual Senior Send Off and Awards Ceremony on Monday evening (April 23) at the Student Union Ballroom. The Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest honor FGCU bestows upon a graduating senior student-athlete and recognizes the ability of the winner to combine athletic and academic success (minimum 3.20 grade-point average) with community service. The 2012 Scholar-Athlete Award nalists include men's soccer player Adam Glick (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley HS), swimmer Leah Daniel (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Grant Park), women's basketball player Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS), men's golfer Brandon Pena (Clewiston, Fla./Clewiston HS) and women's soccer player Gina Petracco (Fort Myers, Fla./ Bishop Verot). The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with an hour-long Senior Send Off program, which is coordinated by the Eagles Council, recognizing the graduating senior student-athletes. For the second time in program history, varsity letters will be bestowed upon the members of the senior class. The Athletics Awards program will immediately follow and include the presentation of the Community Service Award, Most Inspirational Award, the Carl McAloose Spirit Award, the Team Spirit Award and the Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award. The Most Outstanding Male & Female Athlete nalists will be announced that evening as well, with the eventual winners determined after the 2011-12 seasons are all complete. Graduating third all-time in program history with a 73.3 stroke average, second with 40 par or lower rounds, second in career rounds played (100) and second in career counting scores (90), Pena nished in the top 15 at the A-Sun Championship all four years, highlighted by a second place nish in 2010 that earned him All-Conference status. The Clewiston native nished in the top 20 in an astonishing 24 of 34 career tournaments, including 15 top 10s, and is currently ranked in the top 100 individually by Golf Stat. Gol ng Wiz Pena Among FGCU Athlete of the Year Finalists SUBMITTED PHOTO After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants -more than half of whom came illegally -the net migration ow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed. The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings and the long-term decline in Mexico's birth rates. The wave of Mexican immigration to the U.S. could resume as the U.S. economy recovers. But even if doesn't, it has already secured a place in the record books. The U.S. today has more immigrants from Mexico alone than any other country in the world has from all countries of the world. Some 30 percent of all current U.S. immigrants are Mexican-born. Beyond its size, the most distinctive feature of the modern Mexican wave has been the unprecedented share of immigrants who have come to the U.S. From these, just over half (51 percent) of all current Mexican immigrants are unauthorized, and some 58 percent of the estimated 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. are Mexican. Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero and Perhaps Less

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Bachelors degree in Business Management and is currently employed with MacAljon/ SCL in Savannah, Ga. The couple will be married June 23, 2012, on St. Simons Island, Ga., and will reside in Savannah, Ga. BRYAN ROYAL ALLIE CALLAWAY & Jeff and Jan Royal of Belle Glade are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Bryan Jeffrey to Lori Allison Callaway, the daughter of Mike and Anita Callaway of Brunswick, Ga. Bryan is the grandson of Joanne Royal and the late Larry Royal of Belle Glade, and the late Jack and Tina Hancock, formerly of Sylvester, Ga. Allie is the granddaughter of Charles Abram and Mary Jane McAlister of Manchester, Tenn., and the late James Shetterly and Ann McDonald Callaway, formally of Chattanooga, Tenn. Allie graduated from Valdosta State University in May 2010 with Bachelor degrees in Business Marketing and Business Management. She will graduate in May 2012 from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Masters in Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education. Bryan graduated from Valdosta State University in December 2010 with a ENGAGEMENT Serving all of Hendry County...Heidi Kunstman, MDBoard Certi“ed Pediatrician We are accepting new patients at our LaBelle Medical Of“ce 930 South Main St. (Next to the Winn-Dixie grocery store) For an appointment call... (863) 675-0160Medicaid, Medipass, Florida KidCare and most private insurances accepted. Patients with or without insurance seen. Discounted fees available. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 tography contests, participating in a booth sponsored by Mike D and the Belle Glade radio station, and watching local talent performances under the big entertainment tent. But it would not last. One little girl reached for her cap as the wind knocked it off her head, and she ran to catch it. Soon after, the waterworks began. At about 2:30 p.m. the wind and rain really picked up, reports Brenda Bunting, Belle Glade Chamber director and Black Gold Jubilee organizer. By then most of the crowd had left, save for one pocket of folks who braved the rain inside the tent – or were captured by the rain before they had a chance to leave. “We never really got the crowd back after that,” said Mrs. Bunting. Festival organizers had to strategize about the scheduled concert featuring Bo Bice. When a lull in the rains came and the storm subsided some, the group took to Facebook, texts, and other means to communicate with the community – the main act would be moved up from 7 p.m. to 5 p.m. to take advantage of the better weather. “He was so gracious,” the director said. “He put on a really good show for the crowd.” As the festival neared last week, organizers were worried about the forecasted storm. Mrs. Bunting jokingly said then that the only option the group had for no rain was prayer. No one involved in the preparation of the festival could remember the last time a storm disrupted the festival in such a dramatic way. Though numbers were not available as of press time, Mrs. Bunting remarked, “We would have had a bigger crowd if it hadn’t threatened rain all day.” “Apparently, our prayers didn’t work,” she laughed. FESTIVALContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAVendors at the Black Gold Jubliee stayed busy regardless of the threat of rain. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZADelicious smells wafted throughout Torry island in Belle Glade as food vendors kept on cooking.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThe car show was an attraction that gained a lot of attention by various people during the festival. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAA young girl rooting for her team in the volleyball match behind her. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThe crowd enjoyed the various acts of the local entertainment stage.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOLombardo wins Miss Florida LatinaCarolina Lombardo represented the Glades area in Orlando Florida last month, bringing home the title of Miss Teen Florida Latina. Carolina Lombardo will also go on to represent the Florida title in the Miss US Latina pageant in Cancun this June. For more details visit www.MissLatinaofTheGlades.com or www.MissFloridaLatina.com. Early April, a series of suspicious wild res threatened the community of Moore Haven and the Florida Forest Service needs your help in the investigation. "We urge residents and business owners in the area to be vigilant of any suspicious activities and report them to authorities," said Senior Ranger Danny Callahan. If you have any information about the cause of these res, please call 1-800-342-5869 or call your local Florida Forest Service. There is a reward up to $5,000 leading to the arrest. Tips to preventing suspicious wild re activity near your home and business: Keep your porch and garage lights on at night. Call 911 if you witness a developing emergency situation. Make your home Firewise, call your local Florida Forest Service for more information or go to www. oridaforestservice.com. Be Ready, Be FIREWISE. This is the time make sure your home can survive a wild re. Remove anything that will burn from your roof and gutters. That includes pine needles, leaves, small twigs, and palm fronds. Be sure there is nothing ammable against the sides of your home. Be sure to use plants that are not highly ammable around your home. Keep the area within 30 feet of your home picked up, mowed, and watered within the guidelines of local water management. With the recent rainfall wild re activity in Glades County has reduced the drought Index to 514 (scale of 0-wet to 800-drought). Every day without rain dries out the vegetation (fuel). The recent cold front introduced high winds and low relative humidity; this weather aids in the reduction of fuel moisture in the vegetation. A good daily indicator of wild re conditions is the Fire Danger Index. http:// ame. -dof.com / re_danger/wims-report.html Suspicious Wild re Activity in Moore HavenForest Service urges anyone with information to report the crime, offer reward

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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 26, 2012 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAArtists had their time to shine and display their breathtaking artwork. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThe festivities were enjoyed by all, even the smallest of family members. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAEveryday is a good day for ice cream. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZABare feet churned up the sand as teams practiced good sportsmanship in the volleyball tournament. SUBMITTED PHOTOKEC/Canal Point ElementaryStudents from KEC/Canal Point Elementary (Mr. Hendrix/Ms. Mitchell’s class) created “All About Me” boxes which included facts about themselves, activities they enjoy, and things that are special to them. Pictured is Jack Gilmore, Andre Mack, Kelvon Daf n, Lamarcus Washingon, Niguel Walker, and Christian Ciscernos. people to help with the effort. The group will be working to create sculptures on Torry Island using non-native materials that create a habitat for the animals that now call the island home. “Eco Art is an attempt at restoring the environment,” Etelson explained. “Habitat sculpture is a great project to start.” Eventually, the project could even extend to the restoration of the natural watersheds. Several components discussed at the early meeting included ways on getting the school system involved; local school reps were onhand; coordinating the activities with Fish and Wildlife, South Florida Water Management District and the Army Corps of Engineers, among others, who all also seemed to be present at the meeting. Ashley Tripp, Glades advocate and a member of one family that has stepped up to improve Torry Island, paints the possibilities: “We are enhancing cultural heritage, ecological heritage. I want people to say, ‘Wow, I never knew this was out here.’” Taking a decisive position, she urged the agencies to band together to turn the island around. “This is the second largest lake in America and we’re missing it,” she said. ARTContinued  1

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Employment Full Time MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies.Job Requirements:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary.Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Come Join Our Mission Enjoy a Career with Purpose. Your career can have new purpose as you help us provide quality medical/dental care for our community. Family Health Centers, Inc. is adding the following positions to our team: Experienced Dental Assistants https://home.eease.com /recruit/?id=50167 Quali ed applicants apply online at the link above. We offer an excellent salary, incentive, and bene ts package. We are looking for candidates who exemplify our Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism, Con dentiality, and Quality of Care. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeEverglades 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. Employment Part TimeNOW HIRING: Housekeeper for personal home in Clewiston. Please call Maria (863)902-7018. Must have references. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDuplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. Large Bedroom for rent. $400 per month, $200 deposit needed. It’s in a large house near Gove elementary in Belle Glade. Electricity, water, cable,and internet is include. It also includes your own refrigerator, and use of the bathroom, kitchen and the washer and dryer. (786)499-9701 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! 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Call 941-347-7171 Fifth WheelsCoachmen Prospera (2000) fth wheel. 35 foot with 3 slides. $11,000 located in LaBelle 305-282-8561 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice LANZO CONSTRUCTION CO., FL is seeking proposals from certi ed Small, Minority, and Women owned businesses for the construction of a 1.5 MGD membrane water treatment system in building, chlorine contact chamber, nished water storage tank, concentrate storage tank, degasi er system, chlorination system and building, high service pumps, transfer pumps, chemical feed systems, chemical building, concentrate pumps, plant piping, sewer pump station, septic system, storm water management system, and paving of roads and parking, 11,250 LF of 16” PVC raw water main, 3,100 LF of 12” PVC distribution water main, and modi cations to the existing piping and controls at existing City of LaBelle Water Treatment Facility site until Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 5:00pm. The proposed project location is along SR 29, approximately 2.5 miles South of SR 80 in Labelle, FL The Contract Documents may be viewed at the Of ce of the City of LaBelle Public Works Department in the LaBelle City Hall, 481 Highway 80 West, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, and the of ce of Applied Technology & Management, Inc., 411 Pablo Avenue, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250, (904) 249-8009. Please contact our of ce at 954-979-0802, or via email at michaelg@lanzo.org for further inquiries or questions. 415330 CN 4/26/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/11/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1995 CHEVROLET 1G1BL52WXSR141065 2007 VOLKSWAGEN 3VWSF71K17M011593 415712 CN 4/26/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS Tractor and Mower The Port LaBelle Community Development District is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of a new tractor and mower, with a trade-in, until May 21, 2012. Bids will be accepted at the District Of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. Bids may be delivered in person, by mail, fax or electronic mail. Speci cations can be obtained by calling the District of ce at 863-675-5770. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager 415700 CN/CB 4/26/2012 h Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY WILL BE HOLDING AN AUCTION MAY 11, 2012 TO DISPOSE OF THE FOLLOWING SURPLUS ITEMS: 1. FORD F-450 SUPER DUTY BOOM TRUCK 2. FORD F-150 XLT V8-PICK UP TRUCK 3. FORD F-150 TRITON V8-PICK UP TRUCK 4. VAN H BUS 1989 Items may be seen prior to the auction by contacting the Public Works Director Mr. Ed Kerr at telephone number 561-261-6576 or 561-996-6751. Bid should include item, bidders name, address, telephone number and bid amount. All bids will be accepted by the Of ce of the City Clerk at 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida 33493 and marked surplus bid 2012 by 12:00 noon on May 11, 2012. All items will be sold as is and no refunds will be granted. 415452 CN/CB 4/26;5/3/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 holder 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 2492 2008 1074433-03000210090 Muhammad Hassan Haniff, Trustee Lot 9, Block 21, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415655 CN 4/26; 5/3,10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 holder 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 2299 2008 1364432-A0000530000 Rafael Perez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. A/K/A Tract 4916, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415690 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2298 2008 1364432-A0000500100 Rafael Perez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4915, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415661 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2096 2008 1274432-A0000190100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 862, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415684 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2013 2008 1264432-A0000330000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1052, Montura Ranch Estates an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415653 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2104 2008 1274432-A0000470100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 756, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415648 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1985 2008 1254432-A0002360000 Sergio Lledo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5025, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415650 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2553 2008 1314433-A0002680000 Jacqueline I. Garcia The South 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 5925, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415651 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012

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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 holder 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 1841 2008 1244432-A0000080100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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 5403, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415644 CN/CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2317 2008 1364432-A0001150100 Sil ra Pateur The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415695 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2016 2008 1264432-A0000440100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1012, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415658 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 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 holder 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 2036 2008 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 914, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415654 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1587 2007 1254432-A0002560000 Ofelia Otero The South one-half of the 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 holder 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 2038 2008 1264432-A0001290100 Wendy & Andy Melo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 954, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415659 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of South Bay Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay, Florida 33493. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, Board receiving of the 2010 Final Audit Report, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 415708 SUN 4/26/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1858 2008 1244432-A0000510000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the of the Southeast 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 West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5367, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415649 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2069 2008 1264432-A0002290100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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. Also known as Tract 500, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415660 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 5/8/12 SUBJECT AREA: 516 Travel, Reimbursement EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for travel reimbursement. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.49, 1001.51, 112.061 F.S. and 6A-1.056 SBR. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.49, 1001.51, 112.061 F.S. and 6A-1.056 SBR. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for requirements for travel reimbursement. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on May 8, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 413683 CN 4/12,19,26 CB 4/26/2012 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 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to E R Jahna Industries Inc, Jim Lanier, Ortona Sand Mine, PO Box 840, Lake Wales, Florida 33859 to operate an industrial wastewater treatment facility which would discharge process wastewater and stormwater to a barge canal to the Caloosahatchee. The facility is located at latitude 2648’44”N, longitude 8117’46” W on State Road 78, Ortona, Florida 33935 in Glades County. The intent to issue and application le are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3875, at phone number (239)344-5600. The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel before the end of the time period for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be led within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Department’s decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the Department’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Department’s proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this proceeding. 415390 GCD 4/26/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDAConsolidated Case No. 08-149 CASALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff V BENITO LOPEZ, et. al. Defendants. SALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff Case No. 08-150CA V BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants. ESTHER GREENSHER, Plaintiff Case No. 08-151 CA V BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE T O: BENITO LOPEZ, LISSETTE LOPEZ AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH AND UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS and any and all persons who may claim an interest in the real property described below: Notice is given that pursuant to Final Judgment dated December 20, 2011, in Case No: 08-149 Consolidated of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida in which Salvador Esquenazi is the Plaintiff and Benito Lopez and Lissette Lopez are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Second Floor Lobby, LaBelle, FL 33975 on May 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: EXHIBIT “A” Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 8654’10” along the South line of said Section 16, a distance of 47.40 feet; thence N 0310’00” W along the East right of way of State Road 29, a distance of 710.00 feet to the South right of way of a road; thence N 8654’10E, along the South right of way, a distance of 1780.00 feet to the Northwest corner of the Tract being described and the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 86 54’10” E along the South right of way of a road, a distance 640.00 feet; thence S 03 10’00” E, a distance of 340.00 feet; thence S 86 54’10” W a distance of 340.00 feet to the point of beginning. The Tract of land herein described is also known as Tract 13 of Unit C. Dated April 11, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 414924 CN 4/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 12-DR-003072 Judge: Carlin, John S. Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero Petitioner and Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH CHILDREN TO: Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera 560 Wood Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33936 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of Marriage with Children has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero, whose address is 60 Jim Kulczy Dr. #206, LaBelle, FL 33935 on or before 3-27-12, and le the original with the clerk of this Clerk at P.O. Box 310, Ft. Myers, FL 33902 before service on Petitioner’s or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: Feb. 16, 2012 CHARLIE GREEN Clerk of the Circuit Court By. M. Nixon Deputy Clerk 415565 CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING T he Port LaBelle Community Development District will conduct a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. T he purpose of this meeting will be to consider an easement. T his meeting is open to the public. Jennifer L. Derleth, Chairman 415344 CN/CB 4/26/2012 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, CR 833 FROM BIG CYPRESS INDIAN RESERVATION TO FOUR MILES NORTH, CLEWISTON, FL BID # 2012-05 OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Road Improvements, CR 833 from Big Cypress Indian Reservation to Four Miles North”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 414361 CN/CB 4/12,19,26;5/3/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on May 7, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 2000 Chevy, 2C1MR5221Y6704128 2001 Ford, 1FDSX34F51EB28786 1990 Toyota, JT2AT86F2L0019068 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 415564 CN 4/26/2012 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. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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, May 17, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1J88 Drainage Improvements, Curb and Gutter, Pavement Replacement and Signing and Pavement Marking in Manatee County Budget Estimate: $212,736.00. E1L40-R0 Thermoplastic Striping Markings and Retro-Re ective Pavement Marker Replacement in Charlotte, Collier & Lee Counties Budget Estimate: $250,000.00. E1L41-R0 ADA Mat Replacement in Charlotte & Lee Counties Budget Estimate: $30,000.00 E1L42 Traf c Signal Mast Arm Repair or Replacement in Polk, Desoto, Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands & Okeechobee Counties Budget Estimate: $206,600.00. E1L43 Traf c Signal Mast Arm Repair or Replacement in Lee, Hendry, Collier, Charlotte & Glades Counties Budget Estimate: $206,600.00 E1L44-R0 Storm Water Pond Cleaning in Polk County Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L45 South Skyway Seawall Joint Sealing in Manatee County Budget Estimate: $140,000.00. E1L46-R0 Fertilizing in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $80,000.00. E1L47 Desilting Concrete Box Culvert and Clean/Reshape Ditch in Highlands County Budget Estimate: $13,243.00. E1L48-R0 Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging and Sweeping of Primary Roadways and Storm Water Ponds in Lee County Budget Estimate: $400,000.00. E1L49-R0 Long Line Paint Striping in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $549,370.00. E1L50-R0 Miscellaneous Asphalt Repairs Countywide in Polk County Budget Estimate: $813,816.00. E1L51-R0 Guardrail, Handrail and Fence Repair in Desoto & Hardee Counties Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. E1L52-R0 Providing Maintenance of Traf c in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades, & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $115,018.00. E1L53-R0 Roadside Ditch Cleaning in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $90,000.00 E1L54-R0 Herbicide Strip, Hand & Aquatic Application in Desoto & Hardee Counties Budget Estimate: $50,000.00. E1L55-R0 Miscellaneous Concrete and Sidewalk Repairs in Polk County Budget Estimate: $149,000.00. E1L57-R0 Shoulder Repair and Sodding in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $150,000.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 415643 CN/CB 4/26;5/3/2012 1.0 INVITATION TO BID Bid No. 2012-01 Central County Water Control District Request for Bids Striping and Marking 37.1+/Miles of Roadway Bids Due: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Bids are requested for Striping and Marking 37.1+/miles of paved roads in Central County Water Control District, “the District,” Montura Subdivision, Clewiston, Florida. Of cial bid speci cations and questions for this project may be obtained by contacting Rock Aboujaoud, P.E., of Rock Enterprises, Inc. at (863) 612-0011 or the District’s of ce at (863) 983-5797. Sealed bids will be received by hand delivery or by mail. Bid envelops must be sealed and clearly marked: “SEALED BID FOR STRIPING AND MARKING 37.1 MILES OF ROADWAY, Bid No. 2012-01” and delivered to: Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ce 475 South Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 Tel: (863) 983-5797 Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, and shall be publicly opened promptly thereafter at approximately 10:05 A.M at the District’s administrative of ce at the above address. Bids received after 10:00 AM will be rejected and returned to the bidder unopened. Questions may be addressed in writing to the District Engineer, Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935, Tel: (863) 612-0011, Fax: (863) 612-0014, email: rock@rockhendry.com or by contacting the District at the address listed above. Responses will be made to all interested bidders. Verbal questions will not be accepted. The Board of Supervisors for the District may reject any and all bids without cause and may likewise terminate a contract award prior to completion. 415717 CN 4/16;5/3,10,17/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO GRANTING AN AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance granting an ad valorem tax exemption to All Juices and Beverages, LLC, entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN AD VALOREM TAXATION TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY FOR ALL JUICE AND BEVERAGES, LLC, A NEW BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED REVENUE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO ALL JUICES AND BEVERAGES, LLC; GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION TO ALL JUICES AND BEVERAGES, LLC; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH THE EXEMPTION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such 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. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 415642 CN/CB 4/26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22 2009 CA 000286 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 10, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22 2009 CA 000286 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 27, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 66, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16801 INWOOD ROAD LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 12, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113794 *See Americans with Disabilities A ct In accordance with the A mericans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.415579 CN 4/26;5/3/2012 How fast can your car go? 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Florida’s poison-control centers recently noted an uptick in calls about stinging caterpillars, and now a University of Florida entomologist warns that some people may suffer skin irritation from cocoons that are unusually abundant this year. The culprit is a tussock moth, known scienti cally as Orgyia detrita. Its caterpillars are usually active in March and April, often in the vicinity of oak trees. Touching the furry, black-and-white critters can cause localized swelling, itching, burning and redness. The caterpillar doesn’t produce stinging venom, but its hairs trigger an allergic reaction in some people. Some of those hairs wind up in the cocoons the caterpillars spin when it’s time to mature into moths, says Eileen Buss, an associate professor and extension specialist with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. So the cocoons are allergenic, too. “I’ve heard reports that there are a lot of these caterpillars right now in Tampa, as far north as Jacksonville, and I’m seeing a lot in Gainesville,” Buss said. “Outbreaks seem to be cyclical. I haven’t seen it this bad since 2001.” And while the caterpillars are eye-catching, the cocoons are nondescript. The cocoons are fuzzy, tan, football-shaped masses about an inch long. They’re found on everything from tree branches to walls to park benches to recycling bins — which is where Buss encountered one this week, much to her chagrin. “The itchy, burning sensation started really quickly,” she said. It’s unclear what percentage of the population is allergic, she said. But the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a bulletin that indicated between 12.6 and 21.7 percent of children showed symptoms when their Florida day-care facilities had caterpillar infestations. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream may not be suf cient to treat the skin irritation, Buss said, so those affected may need to see a doctor. Another treatment option is to place strips of adhesive tape over the affected area and then peel them off to remove any remaining caterpillar hairs. Ice can reduce the pain and itching as well. Residents who nd cocoons should not spray them with insecticide, Buss said. There’s little chance it will kill the developing moths, and it’s unlikely to have any effect on their allergenic properties. Instead, she suggests removing the cocoons — but only after donning protective clothing, such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts, closedtoe shoes, gloves and a hat. “You want to minimize the amount of exposed skin,” Buss said. It may be best to use a stick or a tool to scrape the cocoons loose, she said. After removal, cocoons should be put in a plastic trash bag and put out for waste collection, Buss said. Another potential bene t of removing the cocoons: It could help reduce local populations of the tussock moth. Buss explains that with this species, adult female moths are wingless, and they lay eggs on their own empty cocoons. By removing cocoons promptly, homeowners can also remove new, unhatched eggs — and this year, that could be helpful. “This species usually produces one or two generations per year,” she said. “I think maybe the warm winter got them started early, so maybe we’re going to have a second generation in a couple more weeks.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Congratulations to Dwight D3Ž Eugene Perkins III for placing 2nd runner up in the Lehigh Spring Festival Baby Pageant. Dwight is the son of Dwight and Yolanda (Flournah) Perkins Jr. His maternal grandparents are, Anne & Vince Vaughn and Bobby Ray & Tracy Flournah, of Clewiston, Florida. His paternal grandparents are, Dwight & Renee Perkins Sr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His great grandparents are, Virgil & Daisy Scruggs of Clewiston, FL., and Delores and the late Wilbur Porter of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. DWIGHT PERKINS III ACHIEVEMENT 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOFCAT Pep RallyMrs. Hunter’s third grade class is prepared for the FCAT. Students and faculty celebrated all of their hard work on Thursday, April 12, at an after school FCAT pep rally! Tussock Moth Cocoons Cause Allergic Reactions in Some SUBMITTED PHOTOThis caterpillar, which will later become the tussock moth, has caused an uptick in reports of incidents where Floridians have suffered stinging and rashes after coming in contact with the caterpillar or its oft-encountered cocoon. University of Florida expert Eileen Buss advises residents to remove the caterpillars and cocoons, but carefully and only after putting on protective clothing.