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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: 05-03-2012
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Event planned for this SaturdayWhat started as a collective of farms banding together to bring a unity to the way they marketed themselves, sold their product and stayed on top of innovations, has continued growing stronger with time, outlasting what may have been – all the way back in 1960 – a hopeful vision of the future. The noble idea to empower farmers in the Glades area has reached an important milestone in its mission – 2012 marks the 50th crop anniversary of the Sugar Cane Growers Co-op. The Belle Glade-based entity has existed for 52 years now, but did not process and harvest its rst crop until 1962, according to the group. “The original members who formed Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida had in common a pioneering spirit, love for the land, and willingness to work hard to provide for their families,” reads a statement on the company’s website. Today, the organization is made up of 54 grower-members who all have the power of one vote, regardless of their size. A few interesting facts about the company includes that it is the single-largest employer in Belle Glade, with 550 people working for the Coop, and now co-owns American Sugar Re ning Inc., the world’s largest cane sugar re ning company. A comparison of the yields from the rst harvest and its most recent is especially illuminating. In 1962, the Co-op produced 791,106 tons of sugarcane yielding 63,062 tons of sugar grown on 21,649 acres. In 2012, the Co-op produced slightly more, churning out 3.1 million tons of sugarcane grown on 68,456 acres, yielding 374,266 tons of raw sugar and 18 million gallons of blackstrap molasses. According to the Co-op, more than 10 production records were set by the factory this season. The numbers would surely have made the Co-op pioneers proud, including just-retired CEO George Wedgworth. Wedgworth took the helm with the company’s founding, and just this year announced his retirement, the company naming Antonio Contreras Jr. as president and chief executive, FIVE PLAYERS FROM THE MUCK JOIN NFL TEAMS AFTER DRAFT WEEKEND CONCLUDESBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunDreams can come true in the Muck. All one has to do is re ect on what transpired in last weekend’s NFL Draft, when three of our area’s former high school players turned their lifelong aspirations into reality. It didn’t stop there, however. At least two more NFL Draft prospects from our area were picked up as undrafted free agents, with a possibility that up to four more can nd themselves on a NFL team by the time the 2012 regular season starts this upcoming fall. In the end, anywhere from three to nine NFL Draft prospects from the Muck will be playing in the league as rookies for the 2012 season and possibly beyond. Thursday, May 3, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 11 SEE DRAFT  6 SEE SUGAR 8 Area NFL Draft Prospects Realize Their Lifelong Dreams Sugar Co-op Celebrates 50th Harvest PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A This re nery in Belle Glade has seen much activity, especially this last harvest season, as Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative noted 10 pr oduction re cords being broken. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Co-op’s rst harvest.

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With speeches by leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and a special appearance by stars of the hit National Geographic Wild reality show “Swamp Men,” the Seminole Casino Big Cypress opened for business today at the Tribe’s popular Billie Swamp Safari attraction. The new location replaces a temporary casino structure that was tucked away in a more remote location of the 50,000-acre reservation, south of Lake Okeechobee, about midway across the state. Moving to Billie Swamp Safari makes the casino immediately available to hundreds of tourists that visit the popular attraction every day. It adds another entertainment dimension to an attraction that already includes airboat and swamp buggy rides, as well as wild animal displays and shows. “We’re going to start out small and hopefully we’ll get big someday,” said Seminole Tribal Council Representative Mondo Tiger, who represents the Big Cypress Reservation. “That’s our goal.” “This is a rst step with the Tribe consolidating the gaming with the entertainment and the hospitality together on the Big Cypress Reservation,” said Joe Frank, Big Cypress representative on the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Board of Directors. 36 slot machines with popular titles like Stinkin’ Rich, Princess of the Amazon, Deal or No Deal and Cougarlicious are set up in a rustic casino space in keeping with the natural environment of the nearby Florida Everglades. Knotty pine and natural stone decorate the walls of the casino, w hich also features plank wood oors and cypress tree trunks as roof supports. “We wanted to create something that’s part of the true culture and the environment of Big Cypress,” said Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen. “I am committed 100 percent to making sure it’s only a rst step.” The Seminole Casino Big Cypress is adjacent to the popular Swamp Water Caf restaurant at Billie Swamp Safari. Thanks to the Swamp Water Caf, casino patrons have access to food and beverage options that were not available at the previous casino site. In addition to tourists, the Big Cypress Seminole Casino attracts local slot machine players from Clewiston and other communities along the south shore of Lake Okeechobee. In addition, more than 500 members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida live in or near the Big Cypress community on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. The new casino location is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Seminole Casino Big Cypress does not include table games, per the terms of the 2010 Compact agreement between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe. Players must be at least 21 years of age. There is no admission charge to gain entrance to the new casino. From Clewiston, take County Road 835 south to County Road 833 (Josie Billie Highway) and turn left. Follow the signs to Billie Swamp Safari. The Seminole Casino Big Cypress is one of seven Florida casinos owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe, which is among the world’s most successful gaming operators. Others are the agship Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino complexes in Hollywood and Tampa, as well as Seminole Casinos in Coconut Creek, Immokalee, Brighton and the original Seminole Casino Hollywood, which rst opened in 1979 and helped to pioneer Indian Gaming in North America. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Also on Sale; Area Rugs, Lamps, Accessories, TV’s and Appliances E-Z In-Store Financing Available Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $599.95 3pc. Bed $199.95, Chest $199.95, Night Stand $99.95 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Seminole Casino Big Cypress Opens at Billie Swamp Safari; New Casino Location Taps Tourist Market at Popular Attraction SUBMITTED PHOTOMondo Tiger and Joe Frank take the rst pulls on slot machine levers at the new Seminole Casino Big Cypress at Billie Swamp Safari.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Haitian StoriesEnjoy the Haitian tradition of story telling, and 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. The event will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m., at the Clarence E. Anthony Library in South Bay.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. Pioneer Park ElementaryThe End-of-Year Parent Conference As the year draws to a close, teachers are closely examining portfolios, averaging test scores, looking at reading levels and determining the fate of their charges. Sometimes the results are baf ing to parents. The Glades schools are populated with students from many families who are employed in the agricultural industry. The crops often take these parents away for the summer and the start of the next year. That is where the parent/ teacher conference comes in. Preferably, these conferences have been ongoing throughout the year. Students love attending open house and special event nights and basking in the glow of teachers and parents saying positive things about them. Some of the conferences however should strictly be between the parent and teacher, so the teacher may speak candidly about the student's progress. Some things parents may ask: "Is my child on track for promotion? If not, what speci cally is lacking and what can we be doing to remedy that in tandem with the school and from the home front? Is there a way to intensify the learning engagement and close the gap?" Sometimes a focused specialized effort can indeed work to close a speci c gap with a deadline looming. The last school day for students is June 7. That's 25 days as of this writing. With a loss of funding for summer programs, students need academic engagement at home. This will help prevent the summer slide, offset boredom and assist preparations for the next grade level. The ip side to retention shock, is when a parent wants a child retained, giving that extra year to grow and be on par with or above class peers; yet the teacher and/or school may be inclined to say no for a variety of reasons. Our best advice is before the 25 days are up to schedule that conference, open the channels of communication and request a summer learning activity packet. In light of mandatory retention guidelines regarding third grade FCAT results, we also urge our parents of third graders to keep in close contact with the school for those results and the impact on their child. Being proactive always pays. KG & Pre-K Round-Up Our doors will be open May 11 for early registration of students from our school zone, including Glades Glenn, 715 Mobile Home Park, and the Okeechobee Center. Teachers will be on-hand to answer questions regarding the academic scope and sequence for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Early registration helps the school with aligning the correct number of needed kindergarten teachers. Teachers are usually assigned to speci c grades based on teaching strengths and student distributions (grade sizes). This is usually done at the end of the preceding year. The widest variable is always kindergarten because historically many students are registered in August when school opens or when the students return with their families from migrant employment. We are calling on all parents whose children will be ve-years-old by September 1, 2012 to please visit the school on Friday, May 11 for the kindergarten round-up. Your child will be excited about school and we will have the correct number of teachers prepared and in-place. We also want to encourage parents of children who will be four-years-old by September 1, to attend also and pre-register their child for Pre-K! The Pre-K class is learning and discoverybased, and slots are limited so please register early. Please note that transportation is not funded for Pre-K students. Families must provide transportation to and from the program. KG & Pre-K Round-Up is on May 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring: proof of address, birth certi cate, valid shot up-to-date record on blue card, and a copy of physical examinations. Please remember for Kindergarten, your child must be ve-years-old before September 1, 2012 and for Pre-K, student must be fouryears-old before September 1. Please be sure and register your child early and introduce your child to future teachers in a fun and positive atmosphere. ESOL Parent Leadership Council Our ESOL program is hosting its year-end Parent Leadership Council. If your child is, or has been, in the ESOL program or receives ESOL testing accommodations, please be sure to attend this informative meeting. The PLC will be held on Tuesday, May 8, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the ESOL room, (room 154). We will be discussing successful school year exit strategies especially geared to migrant families. Parents will be able to view portfolios and chart their child's progress throughout the year. Families will leave with tips to gear up for next school year. For example, we want our parents to know that the transportation process is slated to change this year. The transportation department would like to get their bus system routed early on and have drivers and buses in place, ready to go. This year's new requirements include regisCOMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL  3 Thoughts That Came After A Short PsalmBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church, ClewistonOur readings in Church this past Sunday included the 23rd Psalm. Among the scriptural readings, this is certainly among the most famous, if not the famous reading of all. It is a simple af rmation about the Lord being a shepherd (Psalm 23, v.1). Clergy are often considered shepherds, too, but there are differences between shepherding in the animal kingdom and shepherding with humans. I think of my dog; I have become a shepherd to her by my choice but for her it was a matter of no choice (I don't know how she might understand that God sent her into our lives). We humans had it on our own; but God chose to step in. He chose to be a shepherd to us; not an easy bunch to direct, protect, save, lead from our own destructive ways. Nevertheless God did it, and He is the shepherd; and thanks be to God. Because He is the shepherd, he will look after us ("I shall not be in want."). No, that doesn't mean we have no responsibility or obligations, that life will be a bed of roses, that a celestial magician will see that we win the lottery or subdue every adversary. It means that we will have a life, though, and that when we do our part things will nally work out. Because I don't have a pool in my back yard doesn't mean I can't go swimming, because my car isn't the latest model doesn't mean I can't get around, because I have none of the latest wardrobe items doesn't mean that I can't get clothing you get the idea. The fact that we are called to "lie down in green pastures" or "led beside still waters" is part of that soul restoration that God promises in His shepherding(vss 2,3). The more I learn about human stress, the more I see people doing it to themselves; worrying about things they can't change, getting involved in things that are not really their place, worrying about the future (Mark Twain's comment "I am an old man and have suffered many things, most of which never happened!" is true for the great majority of us, too!), all keep us from the green pastures or still waters. The aphorism is to "let go and let God" that's what shepherds are for and that's what they are about. We are guided into "paths of righteousness" for His name's sake(v.3). That seems to suggest God has an investment in us; after all, we're His creation and He wants it all to turn out well, like any creator or artisan would want. That means, then, that we have to look to His directions and work to be the best sheep possible. I have to protect my dog; keep her from tackling animals that will certainly do her harm, see that she doesn't eat anything she nds in the grass, make sure she gets out for a walk; God does what is needed for us; those "paths of righteousness" are our guides and just as effective. With them comes the thought that John mentions in his rst Epistle "Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18)." Even if we walk in the Valley of the Shadow of Death (I've seen it it can be a scary place!) it will be OK. Finally, we will have Him prepare a table before us (we emulate this table and sacred meal time and again in our Churches) and we will be able to see God's hand in our victories; over self, over the forces in this world that would keep us from being His sheep, being anointed (oil is for healing see James' epistle) and even more than healed; we over ow. I read "Not just made well, but made whole" perfected and without having to leave one day; we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (and, as the song says "That's a long, long time.). Do you have a moment? Read it for yourself think, thank God for all that He has given. Religion Column

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSRun for the CornPictured on the left: Bruce McManus of Palm City, 46, won the Male Open Division at the annual ‘Run for the Corn’ on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, held last Saturday, April 21 on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail in Port Mayaca. The 3.5 mile race started at the Port Mayaca Recreation area. The race is know n as the “Run for the Corn” because local farmer Wayne Boyton has for many years provided fresh corn for runners after race. Pictured on the right: 39 year old Joan Klosreich shows o ff her trophy for winning the Female Open Division.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds who will throw things into the water to attract sh. It is a bird species of least concern found throughout Florida in most freshwater and some saltwater habitats and in Florida's urban areas. Many winter south of the United States, but will nest between March and July throughout Florida. This small stocky dark heron has long yellowish legs, and a long dark pointed bill. Its long neck is often kept pulled in tight to its body. This wading bird is shorter than most herons. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, greening back, and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue. Their chestnut neck has a white line down the front. Juveniles are duller, with the head sides, neck, and underparts streaked brown and white. Alarm calls are an explosive "skwow." Other calls include a series of "kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk" notes. Their diet consists of insects, spiders, snails, crustaceans, frogs and sh. They are often seen foraging from branches above water or standing motionless at water's edge waiting for sh to approach. They will nest in colonies with other herons and ibises, singly or in colonies with a few other pairs. Their nest is a basket of sticks that is placed in a small tree or shrub usually above water. Both parents take turns incubating two to six eggs which hatch in about 20 days. At 30 to 35 days of age the young are no longer dependent upon their parents Birders and photographers, mark your calendar for the upcoming North American Migration count to be held on May 12. You may count the birds at your home, work, or during scheduled birding trips at any location. Tally sheets for NAMC available upon request. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will begin counting at 7 a.m. at STA5 which 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 at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. Visit the HGAS website for the STA5 2012-2013 schedule at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Green Heron (GRHE) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEGreen Heron. Margaret England

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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.Mattie J. Jones (nee Brown), 88LABELLE — Mattie J. Jones (nee Brown) resident of Labelle Florida, formerly Norwood, Ohio, passed away on April 30, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence A. Jones for 50 years, devoted mother of John (Betty) C. Jones of LaBelle, Florida and the late Clarence R. (Bud) Jones of Clewiston, Florida, loving grandmother of Elizabeth (Shawn) Mason of Lebanon, Ohio, Janemarie (John) JonesClark of Knoxville, Tennessee, Susan J. (Kenneth) Hennika of Norwood, Ohio, and Paula J. (Brian) Jones of Port St. Lucie, Florida. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church of LaBelle, Florida on Friday Ma y 4, 2012, at 12 noon. The family will receive condolences from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Private interment will be at Corinth Cemetery at Corbin, Kentucky at the Convenience of the family. At her request in lieu of owers she has requested all memorials to be forwarded to Fidelis Sunday School Class Scholarship Fund, @First Baptist Church of Labelle, 330 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 239-343-5224 for more information and to book a time thats convenient for you. Protect Your Precious CargoDid you know that 80% of all car seats are installed incorrectly? More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly tted car seat and in the back seat. A correctly used car seat reduces child fatality risk by 71% and serious injury by 67%.Car Seat FittingJoin Kohls and The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida for a free car seat safety check.Saturday, May 5 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Clewiston Fire Dept. 205 W. Ventura Ave. ClewistonCall 239-343-5224Bilingual tting technicians will be available. a c k seat. d uces n d 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 OBITUARIES SUBMITTED PHOTOLocal titled Miss Delray Beach USA 2013Connor Boss was recently awarded the title of Miss Delray Beach USA 2013. This title quali es Connor to represent the region at Miss Florida USA, which will be held in July 2012, in Hollywood, Florida. If she wins, she will represent Florida and the Miss USA pageant in 2013. The picture shown above is Connor at the Belle Glade Rotary Club meeting where she was honored with a sponsorship toward her pageant costs. She attended the meeting to thank the generous members of our local rotary. She stated “I love this place and I will never forget what the people in this community have done for me!” Connor will be graduating from Glades Day School on June 1 and then attending Florida State University in the fall. The Belle Glade Rotary Club wishes her the very best in all her endeavors. With that said, it has certainly been yet another banner moment in the Muck’s illustrious history.NFL Draft picks from the MuckAs this year’s 39th overall pick in the NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected Pahokee alum Janoris Jenkins (North Alabama) as one of its second round acquisitions. Jenkins, who was widely considered by many analysts as one of the draft’s best overall cornerbacks, was named by ESPN Sportscenter analyst/former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi as the biggest steal of the draft. Bruschi on the potential Jenkins has to be a productive NFL player: “He’s got the talent,” Bruschi said about Jenkins, who has had several off-theeld issues over the years, including three arrests that ultimately got him kicked out of Florida prior to his senior college football season in 2011. “I look at who’s his head coach,” Bruschi continued. “Can his head coach keep him on the straight and narrow? Can he get him (Jenkins) focused on football and keep him straight off the eld? It’s Jeff Fisher (St. Louis Rams head coach) and he can do that… I climb the mountain with Jeff Fisher. He can keep him straight.” ESPN gave the Rams a grade of 87 on their pick for Jenkins, which turned out to be one of the draft’s highest marks. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions selected Pahokee alum Dwight Bentley (Louisiana-Lafayette) as the draft’s 85th overall pick, good for the third round’s No. 22 pick. Interestingly, Bentley will most likely be reunited with former Pahokee Blue Devils teammate Alphonso Smith, who is also on the Detroit Lions roster as a cornerback – for now. ESPN gave the Lions a grade of 81 on their acquisition on Bentley, a cornerback who elevated his draft stock during January’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. and February’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis. And the Cleveland Browns selected Glades Central alum Travis Benjamin (Miami) as the NFL Draft’s No. 100 overall pick, good enough for the fourth round’s No. 5 pick. Benjamin, who is one of only six former Miami wide receivers to have ever recorded at least 2,000 years over the course of a college career, was the highest rated wideout from Miami. Benjamin, who elevated his draft stock after running a 4.36 40-yard dash time at February’s NFL Combine, was selected before former teammates and fellow wideouts Tommy Streeter (Baltimore Ravens pickup in the sixth round – No. 198 overall draft pick) and LaRon Byrd (Arizona Cardinals undrafted free agent). The NFL Draft, which spanned a total of seven rounds with 253 picks, was held in New York City from April 26-28. Round 1 took place on the night of April 26, while Rounds 2-3 took place on the night of April 27 and Rounds 4-7 took place on the afternoon of April 28.Undrafted free agents from the MuckPahokee alum Micanor Regis (Miami) was picked up earlier this week by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent. The defensive tackle will be teamed up with former Pahokee and Florida State running back Antone Smith, who is currently working out for the upcoming season. Smith on the Falcons pickup of Regis: “It’s good to have a familiar face around,” Smith said. Meanwhile, Glades Central alum Deonte Thompson (Florida), also an undrafted free agent, was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens not long after the NFL Draft concluded. Thompson will be reunited with former Glades Central Raiders teammate/Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry as teammates, as well as the likes of Pahokee alums Anquan Boldin (Ravens wide receiver) and Pernell McPhee (Ravens defensive end). Glades Day alum Josh McGregor (Jacksonville) is currently working out for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he hopes to earn a spot on the NFL team – at least through training camp. Pahokee alum Martavious Odoms (Michigan) and Glades Central alum Rashad Jackson (Marshall) haven’t been picked up by an NFL squad, as of press time. But both are hopeful they’ll get a chance to work out for a team in the near future. Glades Central alum Ernest McCoy (Texas Southern) has a slim chance of getting a shot to work out for an NFL team – as of now. Regardless of how it all turns out for our area’s athletes, history has been made in the Muck and this occurrence may never happen again. DRAFTContinued  1

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe Hendry and Glades County Health Departments advises parents, childcare workers, and healthcare providers to make sure that children are properly immunized against Pertussis, a common respiratory disease known as the “whooping cough.” The Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) experts also advise new parents, grandparents, and relatives to get fully immunized before being around an infant. Since January 1, 2012, DOH has identi ed and con rmed 112 probable cases of Pertussis, (with at least one case in twenty-two of Florida counties). These counties include: Alachua (3 cases), Broward (2 cases), Citrus(1 case), Clay(1 case), Collier(4 cases), Miami-Dade(15 cases), Duval(2 cases), Escambia(1 case), Gulf(1case), Hillsborough(35 cases), Lee(13 cases), Leon(1 case), Martin(1 case), Monroe(4 cases), Nassau(3 cases), Orange(3 cases), Osceola(3 cases), Palm Beach(7 cases), Pasco(5 cases), Polk(5 cases), Seminole(1case) and Volusia (1 case). The occurrences in Florida are consistent with the rise in cases seen across the United States. Recently, outbreaks have occurred in Montana, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, and Washington State. Family members are most often the transmission source of Pertussis to infants. A typical case of Pertussis starts with a cough, runny nose, sneezing, and a low-grade fever. After 1-2 weeks, the coughing becomes more severe. Rapid coughing ts can occur that often end with a whooping sound. Pertussis is spread when infected individuals cough or sneeze while in close contact with others. Pertussis is most dangerous to infants and children, and it is usually a milder disease in adolescents and adults. Pertussis can be treated with antibiotics. How can Pertussis be prevented?Children 6 years of age and younger are routinely vaccinated against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Ask your healthcare provider if your children have received all of the Pertussis shots needed for their age. Age-appropriate immunization with a vaccine against Pertussis is required in Florida for attendance in licensed child care centers and schools through seventh grade. Vaccination of children attending child cares and schools helps to protect both the children who receive the vaccine, and the children surrounding them. Because vaccine protection for Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria can fade with time, preteens going to their healthcare provider for regular check-ups at age 11 or 12 years need to have a booster vaccine, called Tdap. This vaccine is required for school attendance in seventh grade. Teen and young adults who did not get a booster as a pre-teen should get one dose when they visit their health care provider. All adults, including pregnant women, should get a one-time dose of Tdap followed by a Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td) every 10 years. If you are age 65 years or older and anticipate being around infants, get a Tdap regardless of the timing of your last Td booster. DOH recommends that if anyone develops a cold that includes a severe cough or a cough that lasts for two weeks or longer or if you have questions on where to get your immunizations, contact the Hendry pr Glades County Health Departments or other local health care providers. Additional information about school immunization and school health requirements for children can be found at these DOH Web sites: www.immunize orida.org/community/index. htm and www.doh.state. .us/Family/School/parent/parent_info.html. Please Protect Yourself and Others from Whooping Cough Bassmaster magazine, the of cial publication for members of B.A.S.S., has announced the 100 best bass shing lakes in the U.S. The list, which w as released April 24, was compiled in a monthslong process that included research from state sheries agencies, nominations from B.A.S.S. Federation Nation tournament organizers and a panel of widely traveled professional anglers, shing writers, and others. Ranked in second place is Lake Okeechobee. After several years of low water levels and mediocre production, the “Big O” has come back with avengeance. Ish Monroe won the March 2012 Elite Series event here with 108 pounds, 5 ounces — his biggest 5sh limit hitting 34 pounds, 5 ounces. There were four limits caught that topped the 30-pound mark during the event, and the sh were postspawn. Despite its reputation as a dangerous place to sh, Texas’ Falcon Lake ranked in rst place. The 58-year-old impoundment straddles the Rio Grande and is shared by Texas and Mexico. The 83,000-acre reservoir has been in the news as much for drug cartel-related crime as for its enormous catches of largemouth bass. Rounding out the Top 10 are Lake Guntersville in Alabama, Lake Erie in Michigan/Ohio/New York/Pennsylvania, Lake Champlain in New York/ Vermont, Lake Amistad in Texas, Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota, San Joaquin Delta in California, Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho and Clear Lake in California. According to Bassmaster editor James Hall, the idea for ranking the best lakes emerged at a B.A.S.S. tournament during a lively discussion among outdoor writers with de nite ideas about the nation’s top performing lakes. Hall decided the debate warranted a more in-depth investigation. “Instead of just having opinions, we wanted to put science behind the opinion to rate the ‘100 Best Bass Lakes’.” Hall said. “The method was as scienti c as we could make it. The result is a list of outstanding sheries. I think it will be fun for people to consider where their favorite lake stands compared to the best in another state.” The 100 Best Bass Lakes list was ranked using a variety of quali ers. Department of Natural Resource representatives provided the ve most productive lakes in each state based on electroshock surveys and angler catch rates. B.A.S.S. Federation Nation presidents offered top lake recommendations based on tournament catches, while conservation directors supplied details on lake accessibility and best sh stocking practices. A blue ribbon panel of outdoor writers, editors, Bassmaster Elite Series professional anglers and shing industry veterans ranked the nal list based on current shability of each lake, considering its history, big sh and overall quantity potential and aesthetic surroundings of the area. The list is slated to appear annually. For full details about each of the lakes ranked, as well as more details about each one, visit www.bassmaster.com/news/100-best-bass-lakes. Lake Okeechobee Ranked #2 in the U.S. for Bass Fishing 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 David and Jennifer Hubbard are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Keltsey Leighann Hubbard. Keltsey was born in Cape Coral Hospital on March 30, 2012, at 2:21 p.m. Keltsey weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. KELTSEY HUBBARD BIRTHS 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 In honor of National Nurses Week, the Health Care District recognizes all of its nurses for their contributions to the health and wellness of our community. This year, the Health Care District is marking a milestone as its School Health program, which staffs more than 200 nurses in 169 public schools, celebrates its 15th year. The District’s school nurses care for more than 174,000 Palm Beach County public school students who visit their health rooms to be treated for injuries, illness, or chronic conditions; such as asthma or diabetes. “As a result of our 15-year commitment, public school students in Palm Beach County have had the bene t of having a school nurse on campus for their entire school career, from kindergarten through 12th grade,” said Benjamin Frank, Esq., Chair, Health Care District Board of Commissioners. “For many students, the school nurse may be the only health care provider they see each year.” The School Health program is recognized as a national model. Last year, the Health Care District’s school nurses treated more than 45,000 student injuries and managed more than 173,000 health screenings, including vision and hearing. The Health Care District administers the program in collaboration with the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Health Department, which have been dedicated partners since the program began in 1997. “Through the years, we have appreciated the support of our community partners as well as school administrators, teachers and parents,” said Anne L. Hedges, RN, MSN, NCSN, the Health Care District’s School Health Administrator who was instrumental in launching the program 15 years ago. “Working together we have created a successful program that continues to keep students healthy and ready to learn.” National Nurses Week is held from May 6th to May 12th and recognizes nurses for their commitment to their patients. Every year the nurses of the Health Care District provide care and compassion to tens of thousands of our residents, young and old, across Palm Beach County. The District’s dedicated nurses serve the community in the following programs: the District’s managed care plans for eligible uninsured residents, which include Coordinated Care, Personal Health Plan (a Medicaid HMO), the Maternity Care Program, and Vita Health, an affordable, shared-cost option. The District provides health coverage for more than 40,000 members. at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, which last year earned a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Nursing Home Compare web site, www.Medicare.gov/NHCompare. The Healey Center’s nurses provide short-term and long-term care to patients who are recovering from debilitating illnesses, strokes, or traumatic injuries. at the Lakeside Medical Center, the District’s hospital, which treats over 38,000 patients a year in the rural area of western Palm Beach County known as “the Glades.” The Lakeside Medical Center has been recognized as a leader in patient satisfaction among the nation’s 110 public hospitals. Based on scores compiled in the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems’ (NAPH) 2011 Quality Performance Report, the hospital exceeded the national average in nine out of ten categories and had the highest score in ve of ten areas of measurement. in the District’s Trauma Agency, which oversees Palm Beach County’s nationally-acclaimed Trauma System and provides quality assurance and support. “The Health Care District thanks all of our nurses for the dedication and commitment the y demonstrate in ful lling our mission every day,” said Ronald J. Wiewora, MD, MPH, the District’s Chief Executive Of cer and Chief Medical Of cer. “Our nurses are an integral part of the health care safety net for Palm Beach County residents.” For more information, visit the Health Care District’s website at www.hcdpbc.org. Health Care District Recognizes its Nurses For Their Care and Commitment to Palm Beach County Residents SUBMITTED PHOTOApartment re in Belle GladeOn Monday, April 30, at a little before 3 pm, crews from the 7th Battalion of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to a reported apartment re in the Covenant Village apartment complex in the northwest section of Belle Glade. Crews from Station 73 arrived to nd heavy smoke coming from the front of the rst oor apartment. The re was quickly extinguished, but not before doing extensive damage to the apartment. The re ghters were able to stop the re from spreading to the adjacent apartments. The two occupants that were home were able to get out safely and no re ghters were injured. and Jose Alvarez as chief operating of cer and general manager. Wedgworth may have put it best when he remarked on the company after his departure. “I’m proud of the team we have put together,” the former CEO said. “I have full faith that they (Alvarez and Contreras) are well-suited to lead the Cooperative through the next half-century of growth.” A celebration is planned for Saturday at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach with a “family barbecue.” The Florida Cabinet has issued a special resolution recognizing the achievement. The presentation of the resolution will be made at 1:30 p.m. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the event, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. SUGARContinued  1 WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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PHOTO / UFPratap Pullammanappallil, seen here in the Biofuels Pilot Plant on the UF campus in Gainesville, is the principal investigator for a UF-led research team selected to participate in a ve-year, $125 million energy project involving the United States and India. Known as the Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center, the project involves three research teams, each with a different focus. The UF-led team will develop fuels derived from inedible plant material. BY TOM NORDLIE UFA University of Florida-led research team has been selected to participate in a ve-year, $125 million energy project involving the United States and India, U.S. Department of Energy of cials have announced. Known as the Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center, or JCERDC, the project is aimed at reducing energy consumption, cutting dependence on petroleum products and increasing use of renewable fuels. The UF-led team will develop biofuels derived from inedible plant material. Two other research teams, led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will focus on solar energy and energy ef ciency of buildings, respectively. Total funding for the biofuels project is about $21 million, including about $2.7 million in federal funding destined for UF. "This award highlights many of the attributes that make the University of Florida a world-class research institution," said David Norton, UF vice president for research. "It illustrates our commitment to building interdisciplinary partnerships, both domestically and internationally, to achieve important scienti c goals such as developing renewable clean-energy solutions." Also on the UF-led team are the University of Missouri, Virginia Tech, Montclair State University, Texas A&M University, Show Me Energy Cooperative, and Green Technologies. They will work w ith a counterpart team based in India and led by the Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyHyderabad. The researchers' primary goal will be to develop and optimize several crops as biofuel feedstocks, said Pratap Pullammanappallil, an associate professor with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The crops include highyield biomass sorghum, sweet sorghum, pearl millet, bamboo and switch grass. Sorghum and switch grass will likely be the group's initial focus, he said. The UF researchers will concentrate on improving technology for converting biomass to fuel. Much of the work will take place in the Biofuels Pilot Plant on the UF campus and the Stan May eld Biore nery Pilot Plant in Perry, a joint venture between UF and Buckeye Technologies Inc. "Another goal is to expand our capacity to utilize waste streams in the cellulosic ethanol conversion process," he said. The researchers will investigate ways of using spent feedstocks, wastewater and other materials to produce additional bioenergy and products such as fertilizers and bioplastics. Pullammanappallil, based at the agricultural and biological department, is the team's principal investigator. Other UF faculty members on the team are: Zhaohui Tong of agricultural and biological engineering; Lonnie Ingram and Keelnatham Shanmugam of microbiology and cell science; Ramesh Reddy, George O'Connor and Ann Wilkie of soil and water science; and Wilfred Vermerris of agronomy. Work on the project is expected to begin this fall, Pullammanappallil said. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 UF-led Research Team Selected for $125 Million Joint U.S.-India Energy Project

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CLEWISTON 215 De Soto Ave, 05/05/12, 6am-. Multi-family yard sale... CITY OF CLEWISTON Code Enforcement Of cer Job descriptions and applications are available at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue. Code Enforcement Certi cation is desired, but will train. EOE/DFWP .NET DEVELOPER The position requires the ability to analyze, design and develop solutions to serve our rapidly changing business needs using Web-based technologies. Duties include: application design, code maintenance and upgrades, troubleshooting, integration, developing prototypes and managing the process. Primary Activities: • Develop Web-based applications using .NET technologies.• Design new applications or enhancements to meet changing business needs.• Support existing application issues generated via the Help Desk.• Expose business functionality for integration via Web Services.• Evaluate and research third party .NET technologies to augment software feature set. Requirements: • Intermediate knowledge of .NET, ASP, C++, VB.NET, VB script, JAVA script, HTML and SQL Server. • Graphic design experience a plus.• .NET web project experience both inside and outside of work scope.• At least three years of Web application design experience.• Strong communication skills, hands-on problem solver, strong team orientation, and exibility. Strong drive and desire to build the best n-tier web application.• Good knowledge of IIS. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Yard Mule Driver in South Bay, FL Must be able to Back Dry Vans (48ft-53ft) into tight spaces. High Volume, Fast Pace Work Environment. Valid TWIC Card & Drivers License. 1 Yr Experience Driving Trucks / Yard Mule preferred. Please fax resume to 561-996-9380 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Employment Full Time Locomotive & Car Mechanical Supervisor US Sugar is seeking a Railroad Supervisor with ve plus years of locomotive car repair experience. This position will supervise twenty ve workers and must be quali ed in FRA standards. The successful candidate will have had experience in all the following. Installation, maintenance and repair of Switcher, GP, MP15 style EMD locomotives. Repair of equipment pertaining to Locomotive/Cane Car Shop. Maintain and repair cooling, fuel, lubrication and air system on EMD locomotives. Strong Journeyman Mechanical background. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com h Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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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 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 After 40-plus years, Virginia Walker retiresBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunVirginia Walker has survived more administrations at city hall than perhaps anyone else in South Bay’s history. As the city clerk, she has been with the city during many of South Bay’s most momentous events. She was serving the city when one of the city’s largest employers shut down, eradicating jobs and creating an economic slump from which South Bay has still yet to fully recover. She was there when the decades-long police department nally ceased operations and turned over policing duties to the county. She was also there for the swearing in of commissioners after each election. As the city clerk, no one has recited South Bay’s oath of of ce more than she has. She was there to formulate new friendships with the commissioners, the city managers, staffers, and it may have been perhaps reluctantly, in looking back at a career that spanned decades, that she nally said to herself: “Now I retire.” On Saturday, city leaders and staffers will be hosting a retirement party for the city clerk. In honor of her tireless service and dedication, May 5 will be known as Virginia Walker Day. A proclamation will also recognize her status as City Clerk Emeritus; so while she retires from the position, her title will not be retired. Mayor Shirley Walker-Turner hates to see her go. “This is going to be a great loss to the city, but at the same time, she’s worked a long time and I respect the fact that she needs some time to enjoy life,” said the mayor, who added that she accepted Mrs. Walker’s resignation reluctantly. “She wants to have fun and enjoy her family and I can respect that.” Mrs. Walker-Turner looked forward to the city clerk’s going away party on Saturday evening at Tanner Park. She is not the only one who will have trouble adjusting to life without the perennial city clerk. “She’s going to be missed a great deal in the city of South Bay because of the wonderful things she has done for us,” said Commissioner Joe Kyles. “She’s a wonderful lady, a gorgeous lady and a lady you can depend on for information you need.” Though transitioning may be challenging, the city is working toward that goal. South Bay is advertising the open position now. Though it had been the commission’s desire to involve Mrs. Walker in the selection process for her replacement, Mayor Walker-Turner explained, the city would not have been able to move ahead with narrowing down candidates in time. But for now, the city will congratulate Mrs. Walker. According to Commissioner Kyles, during the ten years that he served as commissioner, he never heard of a complaint in reference to Mrs. Walker’s job duties. “It’ll be very hard to replace her,” he said. South Bay Says Goodbye to Long-Time Employee: Virginia Walker Retires SUBMITTED PHOTOVirginia Walker mans the telephones in this photo from her early years as city clerk. After 40-plus years of service, she is re tiring. “This is going to be a great loss to the city, but at the same time, she’s worked a long time and I respect the fact that she needs some time to enjoy life.”Mayor Shirley Walker-Turner, on city clerk’s retirement Virginia Walker, third from left, with city leaders and former staff.

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Railroad Locomotive Mechanic Repair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Duplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. 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 Laptop Dell, has new charger and battery Works great! $125 Also, Dell Desktop System w/ at screen just $60 Call Tony 863 -517 -2782. APARTMENT FOR RENT (863) 946-0004 and (863)227-6155Clewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. LaBelle 2 Bed/2 Bath Country Village home for RENT. $625/mo. + sec. dep. & appl. fee. Avail. Immed. Call Lisa. (863)673-0066 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 REDUCED TO SELL 3BR, 2BA. Recently remodeled home & Land on Lake. Located 1860 Ridgdill. REDUCED $79,900 Owner nancing avail. with $10,000 down pymt. (843) 766-9434. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Coachmen Prospera (2000) fth wheel. 35 foot with 3 slides. $11,000 located in LaBelle 305-282-8561NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR FOR A THREE YEAR TERM AND TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THROUGH THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OR OTHERWISE, OF DISTRICT WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 415969 CN 5/3,10/2012 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida will hold a public hearing to consider amending the Fiscal Year 2012 adopted budget to adjust revenue allocations on May 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The following adjustments by fund will be considered: General Fund Adopted Ad Valorem Revenues: $12,464,719 Adjustment: VAB Reduction -291,000 Amended Ad Valorem Revenues : $12,173,719 Adopted Transfer In: $3,276,312 Adjustment: Transfer from Other Sources: 291,000 Amended Transfer In: $3,567,312 If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter discussed at such hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Tristan Chapman, Chairman 416271 CN/CB 5/3/2012 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 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 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 INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Melvin Saunders conducting a Mail-Order business at Palmdale, Florida, under the ctitious name of Creative Alternatives Nur and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Melvin Saunders (Owner) P.O. Box 54 1947 Main Avenue Palmdale, FL 33944 Ownership of Creative Alternatives Nur is as follows: Melvin Saunders It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Creative Alternatives Nur, under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Melvin Saunders DATE: 4/20/2012 PO Box 54 Palmdale, FL 33944 415826 GCD 5/3/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 05/18/2012 @ 8:00AM 1996 LINC VIN# 1LNLM82W1TY628202 415849 CN 5/3/2012 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Aruba Cafe Too located at 1073 Old Lakeport Rd., 1140 Lakeshore Dr., Suite #204, in the County of Glades, in the City of Moore Haven, Florida 33471 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Moore Haven, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2012. Frankie Antonio Rivera 415887 CN 5/3/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, MAY 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of CALVINA EDWARDS MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING, SOFA AND LOVESEAT, BEDROOM SUITE, DINETTE TABLE AND CHAIRS, MISCELLANEOUS. 416033 SUN 5/3,10/2012 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until May 15, 2012 for Bid #12-0005, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT or equivalent. Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Sally Berg, Chairman 416239 CN/CB 5/3/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/18/2012, 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. 2002 PONDEROSA INDUSTRIES 4D4PB16222C031907 416253 CN 5/3/2012 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 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. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District at Attention: Hendry-Hilliard Canal Maintenance Project Bid c/o Johnson-Prewitt & Assoc., Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until June 5, 2012, 3:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline. The project is titled Hendry-Hilliard Canal Maintenance. The work consists of cleaning four miles of canal. The cleaning will include the excavation of 81,106 cubic yards of material and other associated work. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $50.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida.The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Joe Marlin Hilliard, President Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District 416232 CN 5/2/2012 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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The goal of National Stroke Awareness Month is to make Americans aware that they may be able to save the life of a person experiencing a stroke. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United Stated. Community awareness is so important in the case of stroke because recognizing the signs of stroke and getting help immediately can drastically minimize the effects of a stroke. Warning signs of stroke can include: sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance coordination; and sudden sever headache with no known cause. According to the National Stroke Association, a person experiencing a stroke can be treated if people have acted FAST. FAST being an acronym for things to check in a suspected stroke victim: F – Face Does the face droop on one side when the person smiles? A Arm After raising both arms, does one of the arms drift downwards? S Speech After repeating a simple phrase, does the person’s speech sound slurred or strange? T Time If any or all of the above are observed call for 9-1-1 and ask for medical assistance. Saving someone’s life – or even your own – may be as simple as remembering “Give Me 5”. With stroke, every minute counts. Walk – Is their balance off? Talk – Is their speech slurred or face droopy? Reach – Is one side weak or numb? See – Is their vision all or partly lost? Feel – Is their headache severe? If you are concerned about your health, please contact your healthcare provider. 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Belle Glade BranchLocated at 530 South Main Street in Belle Glade. For more information, you can reach them at 561-996-3453. Child Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Family Story Times: Fun stories, puppets, and lms for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) June 4: Bugs. June 11: Hats. June 18: Food. June 25: Dogs. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Family Story Times/Bilingual: Fun stories, puppets, and lms in Spanish for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Monday, June 11, 18, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 19 and 26, at 3 p.m. Monday, June 25, 11:45 a.m. Summer Reading Program Arts and Crafts This year’s theme is “Dream Big: READ.” Hear great stories and make a fun craft to go with it. All ages. (45 min.) Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: Jugglemania 2: This high-energy, interactive show will have you gasping in awe at juggling feats, from simple scarves to clubs and more. Everyone learns the secrets of juggling! (45 min.) All ages. Preregister. Monday, June 18, at 10 a.m. Dream Big: Ice Age Rampage: Learn about and see real Florida fossils including mammoth, sloth, and saber cat skulls. Touch a real dinosaur egg and megalodon tooth. Presented by Jurassic Parts. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. Wednesday, June 20, at 3 p.m. Food Bingo: Hear stories about food and play Food Bingo. All ages. (60 min.) Wednesday, June 27, at 3 p.m. Dog, Dog — Where Is Your Bone? Hear great stories about dogs and play a fun game. All ages. (60 min.)Clarence E. Anthony BranchLocated at 375 S.W. 2nd Avenue in South Bay. For more information, you can reach them at 561-992-8393. Adult Friday, June 11, at 9 a.m. Summer Reading Program: Sign up and pick up your reading log. Preregister. Monday, June 18, at 4 p.m. Between the Covers: Tea Tasting: Sample a variety of teas to soothe and relax you before bedtime. (60 min.) Child Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: Jugglemania 2: This high-energy, interactive show will have you gasping in awe at juggling feats, from simple scarves to clubs and more. Everyone learns the secrets of juggling! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. Wednesday, June 13, at 4 p.m. Wierd Science: Sink or Float: Make your predictions and decide which items will sink or oat. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m. Dream Big: Ice Age Rampage! Learn about and see real Florida fossils including mammoth, sloth, and saber cat skulls. Touch a real dinosaur egg and megalodon tooth. Presented by Jurassic Parts. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. Wednesday, June 27, at 12 p.m. National Camera Day! Celebrate by taking Polaroids and making a picture collage. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Teen Friday, June 1, at 9 a.m. VolunTeen Applications: Applications available to ll out and bring to the meeting on Wed, June 6. Wedesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. VolunTeen Orientation: Bring your completed application and learn about being a VolunTeen this summer.Loula V. York BranchLocated at 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee. For more information, you can reach them at 561-924-5928. Child Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Story Time: Stories, songs, and ngerplays for children. Ages 3-8. Preregister. Wednesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: James Change eld: Don’t miss the comedy and magic, plus juggling and lots of audience participation. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. Thursday, June 14, 21 and 28, at 3 p.m. Summer Reading Program Arts & Crafts: This year’s theme is “Dream Big: READ!” Hear great stories and make a fun craft to go with it. All ages. (45 min.) Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Dream Big: Ice Age Rampage! Learn about and see real Florida fossils including mammoth, sloth, and saber cat skulls. Touch a real dinosaur egg and megalodon tooth. Presented by Jurassic Parts. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. PBC Library System June Calendar of Events May is Recognized as American Stroke Month

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF’ THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000818BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, Jorge L. Roa and Sandra Roa, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc” as Nominee for Countrywide Bank, N.A.; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Case #: 2010-CA-000818 Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated April 18, 2012, entered in Civil Case No 2010-CA-000818 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Jorge L. Roa and Sandra Roa, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., May 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT NO. 2802, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 23rd day of April, 2012. /S/ J. Bevis BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd, Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 415841 CN 5/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-CA-0792 WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., as successor by merger to WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. PERMER NATIONAL, LLC, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I shall hold a sale of the subject property described as: EXHIBIT “A” Lot 20 and 21, Block B, South 29 Industrial Park, Unit No. 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 151, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE located at 25 E. HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR, ADMINISTRATION, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935 ON THE 23rd DAY OF MAY, 2012 AT 11:00 A.M. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the nal bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 p.m. of the date of the sale by cash or cashier’s check. IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT AT 863-675-5217 WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. IF YOU DECIDE TO SELL YOUR HOME OR HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU CLAIM THE ADDITIONAL MONEY, YOU SHOULD READ VERY CAREFULLY ALL PAPERS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN, ASK SOMEONE ELSE, PREFERABLY AN ATTORNEY WHO IS NOT RELATED TO THE PERSON OFFERING TO HELP YOU, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING AND THAT YOU ARE NOT TRANSFERRING YOUR PROPERTY OR THE EQUITY IN YOUR PROPERTY WITHOUT THE PROPER INFORMATION. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY AN ATTORNEY, YOU MAY CONTACT THE FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC., 1500 NW AVENUE “L”, SUITE A, BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 (561) 993-0003 TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FINANCIALLY FOR THEIR SERVICES. IF THEY CANNOT ASSIST YOU, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO REFER YOU TO A LOCAL BAR REFERRAL AGENCY OR SUGGEST OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTACT THE FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC. AT (561) 993-0003 FOR ASSISTANCE, YOU SHOULD DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE DATED on the 24th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 416157 CN 5/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO 22-2010-CA-000042 WELLS FARGO BANK, N A AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated September 3, 2010 and subsequent order entered December 16, 2011 in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; GARY VUONG; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY VUONG, IF ANY; GARY VUONG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COAJRTHOUSE. of the GLADES County Courthouse, in GLADES County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the 17th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit “A” Street Address: LOT 76 CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES (Unrecorded) Being a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 36, South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. and being more Particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 7; Thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E, along the north line of Said Section 7, for a distance of 2071.75 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue N 89 03’ 08” E, Along said North line of Section 7, for a distance of 515.60 feet to a point; Thence bear SOO 09’ 20” E for a distance of 1732.09 feet to a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08: W for a distance a distance of 61.91 feet to a point; Thence bear N 82 31’ 02” W for a distance a distance of 238.73 feet ..to -a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08” W for a distance of 217.06 feet to a point; Thence bear N 00 09’ 20” W for a distance of 1732.09 feet to the point-of-beginning. And being subject to any and all easements, Restrictions, Reservations and/or Rights-of-Way of record including. But not limited to. the following described easements: An easement for the purpose of utilities and drainage being nope particularly described as the North 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And; An easement for the purpose of Ingress, Egress, Utilities and Drainage being hope particularly described as the south 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And An easement for the purpose of utilities being mope particularly described as the east 5.00 feet and the West 5.00 feet of the above described property. together with that certain 60.00 feet ingress and egress easement as recorded in Of cial Records Book 226, Page 37, of the Public Records of Glades county. Florida. Together with and subject to easements for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, being more particularly described as follows: the West 100 00 feet of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County Florida. and the West 100 00 feet of Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. And lying in Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, Lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. Thence bear S 00 09’ 20” E, along the West line of said Section 7, for a distance of 1538.15 feet to the point-of-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 60 38’ 32 E foFa distance of 425.01 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E fora distance of 426. 25 feet to a point; thence bear N 87 21’ 34” E for a distance of 695.26 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 797.98 feet to a point; thence bear S 82 31’ 02” E for a distance of 238.73 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence bear N 77 55’ 39” E for a distance of 181.40 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance cfc 2779.79 feet to the intersection with the saw grass meander line & the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. and:the South 100.00 feet to the West 1610.36 feet of Section 7, Township 33 South. Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida.And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the west line of said Section 18. for a distance of 1333.18 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 24’ 30” W for a distance of 2714.92 feet to the intersection with the west boundary line of the East one-half (1/ 2) of said Section 13, and the pointof-terminus of said centerline of Easement. and: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel, with the West line of said Section 18 for a distance 1333.18 feet to the point-ofbeginning of said centerline of easement: thence bear N 891 12’ 14” E for a distance of 2013.66 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12’ 22” E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear S 58 58’ 29” E for a distance of 465.28 feet to a point; thence bear N 73 51’ 15” E for a distance of 435.90 feet to a point; thence bear N 46 49’ 59” E for a distance of 658.21 feel to a point; thence bear N 89 12’ 14” E for a distance of 3512.17 feet to a point; thence bear N 69 45’ 24” E for a distance of 359. 83 feet to a point; thence bear N 83 52’ 07” E for a distance of 116.53 feet to a point; thence bear S59 27’ 30” E for a distance of 251.19 feet to a point; thence bear S 89 19’ 08” E for a distance 780.42 feet to the intersection with the sawgrass meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County. Florida. being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline:Commence at the northwest corner of said Section 18. thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18. for a distance of 3999.50 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 20’ 12” W for a distance of 2049.60 feet to the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement.And: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described Centerline: Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 3850.53 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 16’ 55” E for a distance of 383.59 feet to a point; thence bear S 45 43’ 05” E for a distance of 210.67 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 16’ 57” E for a distance of 4526.19 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 00’ 40” E for a distance of 2215.95 feet to the intersection with the Sawgrass Meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of Easement. 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 the Court thisl19th day of Apri, 2012. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J., Rm.102, Moore Haven, Fl 33471, Phone No. (941)335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). 416222 GCD 5/3,10/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSReading Counts ChallengeBelle Glade Elementary has won the Reading Counts Challenge again. The trophy is staying will be staying at their school. Congratulations to all the Reading Counts winners! Each year hundreds of babies are born in Palm Beach County to women under the age of 19. Even more alarming are the more than 200 babies born to girls 16 and under. Simply talking with a teen can help them make good relationship decisions and equip them with the knowledge needed to plan their future. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition has dedicated itself to generating awareness for teens and their parents on early sexual activity. In addition to the possible resulting pregnancy other issues teens should be aware of are the need for HIV/AIDS testing, Human Paploma Virus (HPV) vaccinations, STD testing, family planning, birth control methods, relationships, and parenting. The coalition wants to get teens talking and has made arrangements with the Children’s Service Council to link teens with good information through the internet at www.pbcteens.org. Through the utilization of this website, teens will have access to various online activities and are encouraged to participate in the National Quiz throughout the month of May. Other ways teens can get involved is take the National Quiz at www.pbcteens.org and participate in some of the online activities. “Educating teen’s early-on sexual activities and the associated possible outcomes gives them the tools to make informed decisions on positive prevention activities,” said School Health Director Dr. Marsha Fishbane. Members of the Coalition include: Palm Beach County Health Department, the School District of Palm Beach County, Planned Parenthood, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies, Healthy Beginnings, Health Care District of Palm Beach County, and Children’s Services Council. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month