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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: 05-10-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Local businesses, leaders talk to kids about their townBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunIt is quickly becoming a tradition in Pahokee Elementary to celebrate all the reasons why people love their city. On Friday, Mayor Diane Walker was stopped at the entrance of Pahokee Elementary by two student reporters who wanted to know about the Pahokee of old. They held out their pocket video camera and stood by listening to the mayor reminisce. Pahokee isn’t what it used to be, the mayor said. It’s changed, both for the worse, and for the better. But it still remains Pahokee at its core, she School of cials, community members attend eventBY AMANDA RAMOSGUY Special to e SunEveryone loves the thought of getting something new or having a new beginning; teachers, students, and Belle Glade residents celebrated just that on Saturday, May 5. A nice breeze yielded some relief from the 80-degree temperatures as Gove Elementary celebrated the groundbreaking of their new school. Students, school board members, and city of cials all swelled with pride and excitement throughout the festivities. Fourth grade student, Oday Shatara, delivered his honest, but innocent, winning essay to the audience. A new school for him would mean no “rodents running in the halls and in the cafeteria,” he said – no more “students getting stung by wasps.” He said he will be grateful to spend his last year in a clean indoor school with an organized dismissal area. Angelita DeJesus’ Multicultural Dance Class entertained the crowd with two Mexican dances be tting of the Cinco de Mayo holiday, followed by a performance by the school’s Steel Drum Orchestra led by Rick Bethel. The $28 million price tag for the new state of the art campus highlights some of the promised bene ts it will bring to the community: The school’s constructions will create jobs, and Thursday, May 10, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 12 SEE GOVE 6 SEE PAHOKEE 13 Gove Celebrates Groundbreaking Kids Enjoy ‘I Love Pahokee Day’ PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZA PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A Breaking ground on the new Gove Elementary. Leaders were on hand to participate in Saturday’s ceremony fo r the new Gove Elementary School.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFCrop genetics expert Harry Klee, an eminent scholar and professor in the University of Florida horticultural sciences department, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Tuesday for his research achievements. He was one of 84 new members announced at the organization’s 149th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Election to NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the U.S., and members are elected by current members for outstanding achievements in their elds. Klee will be formally inducted next April. Klee, a faculty member with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is part of the interdisciplinary, plant molecular and cellular biology program at UF and has recently been studying avor quality in fruits and vegetables to understand the chemical and genetic makeup of avor. He is the Lyle C. Dickman Eminent Scholar Chair in Plant Improvement and has a research emphasis on tomatoes; however, Klee has also studied melons, strawberries and lettuce. “This is one of the top honors any scientist can receive,” said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “It is also terri c recognition for the University of Florida and highlights the importance of Florida agriculture and the world-class research we are doing at IFAS.” A member of the UF faculty since 1995, Klee previously worked for Monsanto. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1974 and a doctoral degree in biochemistry in 1980, both from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Klee said he is proud to become a member of NAS. “I feel honored and humbled to be elected by my peers to an organization that has such a history of brilliant minds,” Klee said. NAS now has 2,152 active members, including 14 from UF. The academy is a private, nonpro t honori c society of distinguished scholars who are engaged in scienti c and engineering research and are dedicated to furthering the use of science and technology for the bene t of society. Established in 1863, the academy serves to “investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art” when asked to do so by any department of the government. Renowned members are Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and Alexander Graham Bell. Nearly 200 living academy members have won Nobel Prizes. UF/IFAS Eminent Scholar Elected to National Academy of Sciences PHOTO / UFHarry Klee. Eminent Scholar, PhD. Molecular Biology. Horticultural Sciences. “I feel honored and humbled to be elected by my peers to an organization that has such a history of brilliant minds.”Harry Klee

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Haitian StoriesEnjoy the Haitian tradition of story telling and delight in the magic of Haitian stories that bring favorite imaginary characters to life. There are 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.LOREMs. Kelly Smallridge of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board (BDB) will deliver a training session in the Glades covering the basics of economic development for community leaders. The free program, Econ. Dev. 101, will be held on May 30, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach State College. As co-sponsor, LORE is encouraging participation from a broad range of business and community leaders from Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay as well as municipal government authorities. To create new jobs it is important to put a network in place that responds to inquiries, helps potential investors decide and speeds approvals of new projects. As the county’s lead recruitment agency, BDB has condensed the information into a two-hour session that has already helped other communities be better prepared to create new jobs. Please help by attending! For more information or to register early, please contact Dan Murphy at 786-252-8002 or by email at dan@ lorealliance.org. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Pioneer Park ElementaryKindergarten and Pre-K Round-Up The kindergarten and Pre-K round-up will be loads of fun for the entering little ones. Students will dress in cowboy hats and bandana scarves while meeting this years’ alumni, who will serve as mascots, welcoming and drawing the newcomers into their realm of activities. Parents will be thrilled to see their children touring classrooms and learning from this year’s seasoned pros, after ful lling the opportunity of pre-registering for the oncoming year. Remember that for kindergarten, students should be ve by September 1. Many of this year’s currently enrolled Pre-K students will be qualifying, so their parents are invited to the round up. Entering Pre-K students should be four by September. (We recently received funding for a new Pre-K unit, so we need lots of new enrollees!) Pioneer Park’s students live within the zone of the 715 Mobile Home Park, Okeechobee Center, and Glades Glenn apartments. Please bring: Legal birth certi cate Valid immunization record (on blue card) Copy of physical exam (recent – within past year) Proof of address We also need working phone numbers. The registration, classroom visits, and funlled activities will follow a pre-set schedule, (unlike August registration) so please arrive on time. Please join us on Friday, May 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. If you know of a family with a qualifying student, please share the news. SAC & Final Parent Night Pioneer Park will be hosting its nal Parent Night and SAC meeting on Thursday, May 24, in the cafeteria. The SAC meeting will begin at 5 p.m, followed by the SAC meeting, and then the Student of the Month Awards will be presented. Parent Liaison, Mr. Kelvin Johnson invites students and staff to enter the Sugar Bear Talent Show Review. All singers, dancers, musicians, poets, mimes, and other performers are invited to join the Talent Show.Glades CentralGlades Central Community High School’s 2012 Commencement Exercises is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. Graduation is a digni ed and solemn ceremony. Please honor all graduates with behavior and attire suitable for the occasion. Flowers, balloons, horns, and photography are not permitted. Professional photographs will be available for mail ordering. Graduates will receive four graduation passes. These passes will be honored between 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guests without passes will be allowed entry into the gym if space is available. The auditorium will be available for the over ow.Belle Glade ElementaryUpcoming events May 11: Kindergarten Round Up and Registration for the 2013 school year is from 3 to 6 p.m. 4th and 5th grade prom from 6 to 8 p.m. May 14: Middle School Orientation for 5th grade May 18: Flag Day May 21: Pahokee High School Graduation May 23: Glades Central Graduation May 28: Holiday June 4: 5th grade Continuing Exercise and Fun Day Picnic June 5: Carnival, last day for students SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOGifted Class Celebrates Cinco de MayoMrs. Shef eld’s third through fth grade class, of Belle Glade Elementary, completed the unit on Cinco de Mayo. The students learned that the celebration was about the Battle of Puebla that was fought with the French and many other reasons why the festivities are celebrated today. Students did research of how to construct a piata and made their own for the esta. On Friday, they had Mexican food of tacos, salsa, cheese dip, tortilla chips, fried ice cream, and churros. Each child wore red, green, and white for the day and danced the salsa to salsa music. All students enjoyed a fun lled educational day. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 82.Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind between 7 and 9 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a east wind between 16 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North wind around 9 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 70.Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. 11.58 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind between 7 and 13 mph.

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World War II Era Boat named “OKECHOB” is to be auctioned off to the public on Friday, May 18 at 12 a.m. Ever wonder what happens to military watercraft deemed “retired” but too good to sit on the dock and take up space? While the military may not have use for these boats, they are far from unusable in the civilian world. One of these boats, a 1945 push boat, made for the U.S. Government by Marietta Manufacturing Company, is currently located at the Army Corps of Engineers Boat Basin in Clewiston and will be up for public auction at online marketplace Government Liquidation. Government Liquidation is the exclusive sales channel for the Department of Defense’s surplus; this is the rst push boat they have sold in their ten-year history auctioning items for the DoD. This 43-foot World War II era pusher boat, named OKECHOB for the lake it worked on, was most recently used on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects on Lake Okeechobee; since 1945 its main use has been to move barges on the lake and inland waterways. The boat is in working condition and powered by two Detroit Diesel engines. Minimum bid for the boat is $150 and the item is currently available for online viewing, with multiple images and video at www.govliquidation.com/auction/ view?auctionId=5264508. Bidding begins Friday, May 18, at 12 a.m., and closes on Tuesday, May 22, at 5 p.m. If you’re watching your pocketbook these days, as many people are, you may be searching for affordable ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, May 13. The good news is thoughtfulness doesn’t need to cost a fortune. You can show you really care by taking the time to personalize your Mother’s Day activities and gifts. Here are some unique ideas that meet a wide range of budgets:FoodYou’ve probably been treated to many special home-cooked meals by Mom. Now it’s time to reciprocate. Instead of taking mom out on Mother’s Day, where many restaurants jack up their prices by offering a prixxe menu, prepare a special meal yourself. Remember, the day is about your mom, so plan the menu around all her favorite dishes. Offer to cook for her at her house so she doesn’t need to lift a nger. GiftsDon’t just opt for a trite box of chocolates or generic gift you nd in the rst store you visit. These days, you can nd personalized gifts that truly match Mom’s unique personality. “You can surprise and delight someone most with a personalized gift, since there is nothing more unique,” says Mariam Na cy, CEO of Minted.com, an online stationery store. Personalized stationery sets make great affordable gifts for mom. Remember, the stationery a woman uses speaks volumes about her. Find something just right by browsing the selection of colors and styles on an online stationery store. For example, Minted.com carries a wide selection of unique customizable designs. You might also consider giving the gift of selfexpression with a personalized journal. Make the journal truly hers before she ever sets pen to paper by including meaningful photos and inscriptions on its cover and interior. FlowersFor a traditional air, think owers this Mother’s Day. But rather than coughing up a pretty penny buying a standard issue store-bought arrangement, take your mother on a nature walk to pick wild owers. Not only will you get to spend a great spring day together outside, you can create a unique bouquet at home using owers she picked herself. When showing Mom you care this Mother’s Day, don’t let your budget hold you back. Thoughtfulness and thriftiness can go hand in hand to make the day extra special. 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.Brunda Sue Futrell Corbin, 88 CLEWISTON — Brunda Sue Futrell Corbin, died at home on May 2, 2012, of complications from a stroke. She was born on December 19, 1923, in Murray, Kentucky, to Ambie Owen Futrell and Stanley Hammond Futrell. She grew up in Murray and graduated from Murray State Teacher’s College (now Murray State University) in 1945. Following graduation from college Sue worked at The Bank of Murray. In 1948, Sue married John Givens Corbin, her husband of over 61 years. They resided in Providence, Kentucky, until they moved to Florida in 1956. Sue assisted John in establishing a farm supply business in Clewiston and devoted much of her time to being a homemaker and mother to their two daughters, Nancy and Mary. When in her 60’s Sue focused her efforts on her long-time passion, art. She studied drawing and painting and began developing her artistic talent. For the remaining years of her life she painted and encouraged others to develop their artistic talents through the Clewiston Art League. Sue was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Corbin, Bellingham, Wash; Mary (Mitchell) Thomas, Clewiston, Fla; granddaughter, Katherine (Bill) Fabian, of Winter Park, Fla; and newborn great grandson, Philip Jay Fabian, Winter Park, Fla. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, John; and grandson, Philip Corbin Thomas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, Clewiston, FL. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the Florida Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, FL 32725. These gifts will be used to provide arts and cultural opportunities for the children. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 OBITUARY Mother’s Day Ideas for the Budget-Conscious World War II Era Boat to be Auctioned Off to Public PHOTO / WADDY THOMPSONSupermoonLocal photographers took advantage of the large moon over the weekend. The moon was big and bright and caught the attention of even casual observers.

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BY GABE MARGASAK SFWMDSouth Florida’s dry conditions are likely to improve with a wet season that is forecast to be average, but it will take time to build on April’s rainfall to recharge regional surface and groundwater sources, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the National Weather Service reported at a joint brie ng this week. “We still have portions of the District that are below average for rainfall, and May’s typically high evaporation rates and long days with lots of sun mean water levels can fall rapidly,” said Susan Sylvester, Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Rainfall is the primary source of recharge and an average wet season will help water managers balance ood control, water supply, and the health of the natural system for 7.7 million residents and the environment.” Released today, the National Weather Service’s 2012 wet season forecast calls for: Probable early and wetter start to the wet season Precipitation outlook for near-normal to above-normal precipitation into June, with nearnormal precipitation for the remainder of the season Slightly above-normal temperaturesCurrent ConditionsApril’s rainfall district-wide was 3.36 inches, or 133 percent of the historical average, providing important recharge. Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, along with the Big Cypress Basin all received above-average rainfall for the month. Southwest Florida, Martin, and St. Lucie counties and the Kissimmee received near average rainfall. Overall, however, the region is still in a rainfall de cit of about 5.50 inches for the dry season that began in November. Southwest Florida and the Kissimmee regions have been signi cantly drier with higher rainfall de cits. Lake Okeechobee, the backup water supply for Florida’s lower east coast, is at 11.68 feet NGVD. This is 1.87 feet below average for this time of year. This means residents from Orlando to the Florida Keys remain under a water shortage warning that calls for practicing voluntary water conservation and following landscape irrigation limits. Links to information about irrigation limits by area, current conditions, and water-savings tips are available at www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch.Wet Season Preparation: Maintenance and Keeping the Flow GoingStructural maintenance and upgrades, accomplished primarily during the dry season, are critical to ensuring that the regional ood control system of more than 1,600 miles of canals and 1,000 miles of levees and berms operate at optimal capacity. During the past ve years, the District has invested $240 million in essential maintenance work, including: Hardening and overhauling pump stations Overhauling gated spillways Replacing project culverts Dredging canals Stabilizing canal banks Enhancing Stormwater Treatment Areas The District is also set to conduct its annual “Hurricane Freddy” exercise as part of the agency’s emergency operations readiness for hurricane season.South Florida Wet Season FactsOn average, South Florida’s wet season begins around May 20 and ends around October 13, lasting for about 21 weeks. Typically, about two-thirds of annual rains fall during the wet season, or approximately 35 inches out of 52 inches. Since 1932, virtually all wet seasons have produced two to four feet of rainfall. June is usually South Florida’s wettest month. The wet season has three general phases: -Memorial Day weekend through July 4 weekend, which are typically the wettest six weeks of the year. -Early July through mid August, which are hotter and often drier. -Late August through October, which are characterized by highly variable rainfall mainly due to tropical activity and cold fronts. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CenturyLink Offers Telephone Assistance To Individuals Living On Tribal Lands Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance that will reduce the cost of basic monthly telephone service. The assistance program, known as Lifeline Affordable Telephone Assistance, is available to qualifying consumers in every U.S. state (territory and commonwealth). Quali cations for participation vary by state. In states that follow the federal guidelines, the subscriber must have a household annual gross income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of that size; or participate in any one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Residents of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal lands may qualify for up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges. An individual living on tribal lands may qualify for Lifeline and Link-Up discounts if he or she participates in one of the programs listed above, the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally Administered Tem porary Assistance to Needy Families, or Head Start (only for those households meeting its income qualifying standard.) Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/ lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualify ing customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still quali es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for rst 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-mon th term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or purchase a modem/router from Cen turyLink for a onetime charge, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selecte d by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees ar e not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthlmay vary by service area. Deposit may be required. A dditional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink. com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surc harges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Apply for specialopportunity fall huntsBY TONY YOUNG FWCIf you haven’t been seeing the quantity or quality of game you’d like, you may want to consider applying for a special-opportunity hunt. For the past 15 years, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has offered these unique fall-season hunts for deer, wild hog, and released quail on the state’s arguably best public hunting lands. Maybe it’s time you look into getting in on the action and experience the hunt of a lifetime. These extraordinary hunts offer large tracts of land with an abundance of game and low hunting pressure. All deer hunts enable you to take only mature bucks with at least one antler having four or more points, one inch or longer. Hunters can take does during archery hunts and if they draw an antler-less deer permit, also during general gun hunts. This practice of deer management offers hunters excellent chances of taking quality bucks and the opportunity to take a doe on public land. Wild hogs also are legal to take. There are no size or bag limits on them. These special-opportunity deer and wild hog hunts take place on Fort Drum (Indian River County), Lake Panasoffkee (Sumter County), Triple N Ranch (Osceola County), and Green Swamp West Unit (Pasco County) wildlife management areas. Fort Drum has 20 permits available for its seven-day general-gun deer and hog hunt on 20,858 acres; they cost $50, should you get drawn. Lake Panasoffkee offers eight four-day archery hunts on the 8,676-acre tract, which cost $100 each. Triple N Ranch has two seven-day generalgun deer and hog hunts on its 15,391 acres, and each permit costs $175. Green Swamp West Unit is where James Stovall took the state’s highest-scoring deer on record – a 25-point, nontypical that netted a 206 Boone-and-Crockett score. He took the trophy buck in 1999 after getting drawn for the special-opportunity archery hunt. The area offers archery and gun hunts on 34,335 acres, and permits cost $100 each. The FWC also has week-long released-quail hunts on the Blackwater Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County. With these hunts, you must bring and release your own pen-raised quail. There’s just one $100 permit available for each of the 16 weeks, and if you’re lucky enough to draw one, you and up to three of your friends will have the entire 590 acres to yourselves. If you’d like to apply for any of these great hunts, the rst thing you’ll need to do is get a 2012-2013 Special-Opportunity Fall Hunt Worksheet – available at MyFWC.com/License. Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) on May 1, you can submit your completed application at MyFWC.com/License or at any county tax collector’s of ce or license agent. The application period runs through June 5. These coveted permits are issued by random drawing. You may apply for as many hunts and dates as you like to increase your chances of being selected. You must include a $5 nonrefundable fee for each hunt you apply for, though hunters are limited to drawing only one permit per hunt. If you’re selected in the random drawing, you have until the deadline speci ed to pay the cost of the selected hunt. You can do this online at MyFWC.com/License or at any license agent or tax collector’s of ce. If not, you forfeit it, and it’ll go to the next applicant selected in the random drawing. Whether still hunting by yourself or hunting with family and friends for deer, hogs, or released quail, the FWC’s special-opportunity fall hunts are just what the doctor ordered for a premium hunting experience. Outta’ the Woods Dry Conditions are Expected to Improve with Arrival of Wet Season

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Hendry-Glades Audubon will be hosting a free program on Monday, May 14, at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd., in LaBelle. The evening will begin with a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite entre, side dish, or dessert to share. At 7 p.m., C. Michael Knight, Ph.D, will present “A Naturalist’s Exploration of Tropical Trinidad.” Join Dr. Mike Knight, wildlife biologist and explorer, on an unforgettable journey through the jungles of Trinidad to learn about its diverse ora and fauna. This presentation highlights Dr. Knight’s multiple biological expeditions to Trinidad, including the rst scienti c study of the legendary Luminous Lizard. The biodiversity per land area of Trinidad & Tobago, a sister-island nation, is one of the highest in the world. Home to Scarlet Ibises, Golden Tree Frogs, and electric Blue Morpho Butter ies, Trinidad is a paradise like no other. Also depicted through photographs and personal accounts are Trinidad’s unique culture and cuisine. Dr. Knight works for the National Audubon Society at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, co-chairs the Southwest Florida Invasive Species Management Area, and is an elected fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club. An avid herpetologist and naturalist, he has also conducted scienti c research on geckos from Afghanistan, salamanders from Virginia, and the invasive reptiles and amphibians of South Florida. For information contact Butch Wilson at 863983-2870 or Margaret England at 863-674-0695. ‘A Naturalist’s Exploration of Tropical Trinidad’ BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Double-Crested Cormorant is the most numerous and widespread North American Cormorant. With the increase in numbers, these birds have been the cause of con icts with humans in some areas. The Cormorants are being increasingly blamed for declines in coastal sheries and for eating sh at sh farms. These birds live and breed in diverse aquatic habitats including vegetated coastal areas as well as inland areas near rivers, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The Florida breeding Cormorants are often smaller than those breeding farther north (Stevenson and Anderson 1994). They are large, dark, water birds with a long body and long neck. Their medium-sized bill is blunt or hooded at the tip. Immature birds have a pale upper breast and throat. The young bird’s chest varies from nearly whitish to dusky. The Double-Crested Cormorant’s calls are deep guttural grunts. Cormorants will sometimes dive to depths of 100 feet in order to capture sh, which they chase underwater and grab with their bill. Their diets consist mainly of sh but they will eat aquatic animals, insects, and amphibians. These colonial-nesters will breed in colonies of a dozen to several hundred nests. The Double-Crested Cormorant builds a compact nest of large sticks and moss 10 to 40 feet above the ground or water. They will often add debris, including rope, shnet, and plastic to their nest. Nesting may occur almost year-round. Both parents incubate an average of four pale blue or green eggs with a thick chalky coating for about 28 days. Adults will shade the chicks from the sun and bring them water, which they pour from their mouth into their chicks’ mouth. They young will congregate with other young but return to their nest to feed. They begin to y at 6 to 8 weeks and are independent at 10 weeks old. 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 birding trips at any location in Florida. Visit the HGAS website to download tally sheet at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Mail or e-mail copy completed form with species and number observed to Margaret England by May 19. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will begin counting at 7 a.m. at STA5 which is located 20 miles south of Clewiston on May 12. For information about the upcoming North American Bird Count or the STA5 bird trips contact Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Inland Birding Fun: DoubleCrested Cormorant (DCCO) PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDDouble-crested Cormorant. Margaret England On Sunday, May 13, a group of fraternity men will arrive in Clewiston as a stop on the journey of their lives. This group of 26 cyclists and seven crew members are participating in Push America’s Gear Up Florida, an 800-mile cycling event across the state of Florida. From Miami to Tallahassee, these men will be cycling to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The Gear Up Florida team consists of men from across the country who are members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day ending at the State Capitol on May 26. Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $2,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance their quality of life. That evening, the team will have dinner and a Friendship Visit with the Sunrise Community of Clewiston at 6 p.m. at 402 S. Francisco Street. This is the seventh year of partnership between the Sunrise Community and Gear Up Florida. Lodging during the stay is provided by Clewiston High School, who has sponsored the Gear Up Florida team for 13 years. Push America’s mission is building leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today. Push America organizes Gear Up Florida each May, along with other summer events, in order to promote and raise funds. It is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who founded the organization in 1977 to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. Fraternity Men Cycle Across State to Help People With Disabilities

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Lessons From a Fishing BoatBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist Church Last week, I was trolling for sh two days in the Bahamas and didn't even get one sh. I almost always catch something when I go shing. During the second day of no bites, while examining my shing technique on what I might be doing wrong, my mind started thinking of the parallels between successful shing for sh and successful shing for people. My dad always said, "I'd rather be lucky than good," and "Even a blind hog nds an acorn once in a while." I've realized the truth of those sayings, but like anything else, success comes with knowledge. We can't always depend on luck to be successful. Sometimes the way we've always shed isn't working, and we need to try something new in order for what we offer to work. Sometimes we need to get our timing in sync with the timing of the sh so we are out there when the sh are and not just at our convenience. Sometimes we need to seek someone more experienced to glean their knowledge and expertise. For us, we realized that our timing was off. The sh we were seeking had come through early and were now not there in numbers. We turned to an experienced sherman and learned a different method of shing using different bait, and with his help, we had a successful day of shing because we went where the sh were. The rst rule of shing is that to get sh, we need to go where the sh are. We can read all about it and talk about it all we want to, but the truth of the matter is we can't catch sh until we go where the sh are. As Christians, we can't just become keepers of the aquarium and miss going out to be shers of men and women because new sh aren't coming to church. We need to go where they are and bring them in. Perseverance is also important if one is going to succeed in shing. There's a funny thing about sh. They're just as ckle and temperamental as humans. There are seasons when sh are hungry and will bite on virtually anything, and seasons when they're apathetic and will bite on nothing. They're affected by weather, temperature, water depth, water color, position of the sun or moon, direction of wind, barometric pressure, color of lure, as well as the presentation, size, and depth of the bait. Perseverance is key! If sh aren't biting in one place, then go to another. Don't be afraid to try new techniques and new bait. The nature of shing is that sometimes we'll catch many sh, while other times we may not get a single bite. The nature of sharing our faith is the same. Sometimes people respond, while at other times they don't. Whether shing for sh or people, the point is to keep at it. Our calling is to be about the business of casting the net, shing for people, drawing others into this fellowship of Jesus Christ. If we will make the effort; if we will load up our tackle box and our pole and go out looking for opportunities, God will use us not only to work alongside other shers of men and women, but also to have the privilege of leading someone to Christ. That's one of the greatest successful shing adventures ever! Religion Column Pastor John Hicks "Success comes with knowledge. We can't always depend on luck to be successful."Pastor John Hicks SUBMITTED PHOTOLocal Girl Plays Interviewer for a DayLocal student Sonia showed what she is made of recently when she interviewed Miami radio D.J. personality D.J. Laz. At a press conference in Miami where the D.J. explained his recent choice to move his programming to Los Angeles, little Sonia asked if he would continue appearing at Calle 8 (a well known Miami festival). “Girl, I won’t miss Calle Ocho as long as I have legs!” he responded.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Belle Glade Family Looks to Future Without a Home Putting the Pieces Back Together: PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZADerita James stands outside of her apartment in Belle Glade, which recently caught re and burned everything inside the apartment recently. Derida said she has been given an offer to be moved to another unit, but only if she signs an agreement not to sue her tenant. Attorneys and local legal reps have cautioned her against the move. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThe James children have braved the loss of their home as well as they can be expected to, said their mother. When the re consumed all of their possessions, they had to move out with their mother to a temporary location at a Belle Glade Motel. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZADerita waves a ashlight across her former bedroom, breaking down in tears at seeing the room as it appears today. “We were happy here,” she sobs. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThere has been no lack of help for Derita’s two children, who are still continuing to go to school despite the re. But unfortunately, no one has been able to help them with their housing situation. Derita is not originally from Belle Glade, and is just hoping to nd somewhere to live until her children nish the school year and they can return to Georgia. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZADerita doesn’t know what will happen this week. With Red Cross assistance ending, and the help she has received so far only addressing items such as food and clothing, she doesn’t know where she and her children will stay after tomorrow.

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationHVAC TECHNICIANSkilled work at the journeyman level in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Please send resumes to: Kabienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477. Employment Full TimeYard 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 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 BARTENDER for Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 Apply at 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Fl. 863-946-1523 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full Time MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies.Job Requirements:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary.Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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. Employment Medical LPN Nurse Manager for Florida Community Health Centers in Pahokee. 2 years supervisory exp. needed and current FL LPN license. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 924-3405 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Treehouse Learning Center is proud to announce that once again they have earned the coveted 5 star rating in Palm Beach County’s Quality Rating System called Quality Counts. Quality Counts is a comprehensive, voluntary early care and education quality rating improvement system which seeks to enhance the quality of child care so that children from birth to age ve will enter school eager and ready to learn. A number of recent studies have proven that high quality early childhood experiences are a major factor in the children’s development and ability to succeed once they reach school and later in life. The level of quality in a child care setting affects the life of every child that comes through its door and as research has shown, this impact lasts a lifetime. The pathways that lead to quality and are assessed are: the learning environment (the actual setting for the children, families and staff), staff to child ratio and group size, the curriculum of the school, the program operations (family engagement and administration) and the staff quali cations and professional development. Teachers are required to meet high expectations and to continue their education. What better way to celebrate the teachers and their accomplishments than through Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers are the people who educate us and give us the vital knowledge which we need to live our lives. They encourage, support, and prepare us for the road ahead and now it’s time for us to show them our appreciation. Teacher Appreciation Week began on the 7 til the 11 of May, which will be the perfect opportunity for us to show teachers how thankful we are for their support. Treehouse Learning Center would like to acknowledge our great teaching staff and thank each teacher for the ne job that they do every day. Treehouse Receives 5 Star Rating explained. “It’s a little city with a big heart,” Mayor Walker told them. The children would go on to interview other people for the ‘I Love Pahokee Day’ festivities, walking the halls of the school in their Journalistic pursuit, talking to representatives with Pahokee City Hall and others. Other speakers included representatives with the Pahokee Housing Authority, the Pahokee Chamber of Commerce, and Janice Andrews, assistant superintendent of curriculum and learning support for Palm Beach County Schools. Ms. Andrews will soon be assuming the role of chief academic of cer, but still had time to make the rounds at Pahokee Elementary, one of the schools formerly under her supervision when she worked as the West Area Superintendent. Leading up to the event, children participated in a number of activities highlighting their hometown, including painting decorative murals to be displayed in the hallways. Rounding off the events, Ronald McDonald put on a show for the kids in the cafeteria. PAHOKEEContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAStudents also interviewed representatives with the city of Pahokee, asking, ‘Why do you love Pahokee?’ PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAThe Pahokee Housing Authority was one of the many presenters at this year’s I Love Pahokee Day at Pahokee Elementary. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAJanice Andrews, assistant superintendent, spoke to children at Pahokee Elementary this week. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAPahokee Mayor Diane Walker hugged students at Pahokee Elementary during the school’s presentation this week.

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DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman 416339 CB/CGS 5/10/2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” adopted election procedures at their regular meeting on April 25, 2012. If you are interested in qualifying as a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you will need to notify Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telephone (863) 983-5797 no later than June 1, 2012 before 5:00 p.m. The District will hold a landowners’ election for one seat on the ve (5) member board of supervisors on October 20, 2012. A copy of the election procedures may be obtained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Manager at the address or phone number listed above. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 416555 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 1714 2008 1224432-01000380120 Coral Parkways Holdings, Inc Lot 12, Block 38, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416867 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 1787 2008 1224432-01000660060 Lesandra & Osvaldo Rivera Lot 6, Block 66, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416885 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 1721 2008 1224432-01000420050 Joseph L. Despagne Lot 5, Block 42, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416874 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 1804 2008 1224432-01000740030 Inez Saenz Deviteri Lot 3, Block 74, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416615 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 1694 2008 1224432-01000290030 Dora Rodriguez & Daisy Cuencio Lot 3, Block29, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416619 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 1652 2008 1224432-01000110100 Christopher & Melissa Christ Lot 10, Block 11, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416614 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 1733 2008 1224432-01000480070 Lucky Path, LLC Lot 7, Block 48, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416881 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 1811 2008 1224432-01000760010 Everlinda Marina Toledo Lot 1, Block 76, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416863 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 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 2121 2008 1274432-A0001400000 Gustavo Rodriguez and Angel Rodriguez & Mercedes Rodriguez The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 92, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416887 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2116 2008 1254432-A0001010000 Paul Williams The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 650, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416883 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 2036 2008 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 914, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415654 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 2016 2008 1264432-A0000440100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1012, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415658 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 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 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 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 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 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 1914 2008 1254432-A0000520100 Mishaan Abraham & Flor de Mishaan & Humberto Becerra The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5097, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416868 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 2195 2008 1344432-A0001000000 Israel Carrion, Iris Cabrera And Merlyn Lebron The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, 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 4301, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416618 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 1948 2008 1254432-A0001460000 Wadig Rolando Marquez and America F. Herrero De Marquez The North one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, 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 598, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416880 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 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 2139 2008 1274432-A0001910000 Felix Gomez Carballo The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof and subject to a canal easement over and across the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 112, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 14th day of June, 2012. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 416865 CN 5/10,17,24,31/2012 Public Notice 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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Air Resource Section, South District Of ce Draft Air Construction Permits/PSD Permits Revisions Project Nos. 0990026-019-AC and 0990026-017-AC/PSD-FL-077B/PSD-FL-213A Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, Glades Sugar House Palm Beach County, Florida Applicant : The applicant for this project is Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. The applicant’s authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Jose F. Alvarez, Executive VP Operations & General Manager, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, Glades Sugar House, 1500 West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430. Facility Location: Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida operates the existing Glades Sugar House, which is located in Palm Beach County at 1500 West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430. Project: Project 0990026-019-AC proposes to add natural gas as an authorized fuel for Boiler Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8. Project 0990026-017-AC/PSDFL-077B/PSD-FL-213A proposes to increase Boiler No. 8’s permitted steam production rates and heat input rates as well as to reduce Boiler No. 8’s permitted particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions limits. Project 0990026-017-AC/PSD-FL-077B/PSD-FL-213A revises the permitted steam production capacity limits and pollutant emissions limits in prevention signi cant deterioration permit Nos. PSD-FL-077 and PSD-FL-213. There are no signi cant emissions rate increases from either of these projects. These projects are not a modi cation subjecting the emissions units to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) of 40 CFR 60, Subpart Db (Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units). Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is 239-344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice r esults in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241). Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation num-ber, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 416318 SUN 5/10/2012 Public Notice 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 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on May 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.: 2006 Chevy, VIN: 2CNDL63F666055074 1997 Saturn, VIN: 1G8ZK5278VZ231136 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 416838 CN 5/10/2012 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 OF PUBLIC MEETING T he Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on May 10, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before T he Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, A ida Barnhart, Executive Director A rea Housing Commission 416311 CN/CB 5/10/2012 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until June 4, 2012 for Bid #Q12-0006, Food Service Small Wares/Equipment, 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 416633 CN/CB 5/10/2012 NOTICE FOR BIDS Barron Water Control District will accept sealed bid proposals up to 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 18, 2012, for the sale of a 2005 Ford F-150 super-cab truck with a lowered minimum bid price of $4,000.00. Anyone interested in seeing the truck or getting speci cations may contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. SEALED bids will be received at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or by mail to P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida, 33975. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District, Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager Barron Water Control District 416888 CN/CB 5/10/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 416334 CN 5/10 & 5/17/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Misty John conducting a Web Design/Publishing business at 907 N. Berner Rd., Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Fingerprint Productions and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Misty John 907 N. Berner Road Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Fingerprint Productions is as follows: Misty John 100% It is my intention to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporation to register the said name of Fingerprint Productions under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Misty John DATE: 4-30-12 907 N. Berner Road Clewiston, FL 33440 416463 CN 5/10/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will attend, and possibly speak, at a meeting with of cials from the Agency for Health Care Administration at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Hendry County Administration Of ce, Conference Room 1, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting will concern implementation of House Bill 5301 relating to County payments to the State for Medicaid. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 416847 CN/CB 5/10/2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.Brown Sugar Festival PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce did a great job with keeping the festival safe. PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZCars from around the lake participated in the festival’s car show. PHOTO / JESSICA SCHULTZThe community came together and had a great time for the festival.

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when completed for the 2013 school year, will accommodate 924 students. The closed school will be equipped with ve computer labs, a new clinic, classrooms, administrative of ces, kitchen, and cafeteria. An organized bus-loop, parent drop-off/pickup areas, and covered play area will provided the students with greater safety from traf c and undesirable weather. The Eco-friendly building will have occupancy sensing lights, water conservation equipment, windows with lighting shelves to enhance natural lighting, and ooring made from recycled materials. Hedrick Brothers Construction located in West Palm Beach, is the contractor overseeing the project. The community leaders were ecstatic over Belle Glade's newest addition. City Commissioner Larry Underwood feels that the new building will bring a greater sense of pride to the community and will provide children a greater incentive to learn. Marcia Andrews, school board member, attended the event on behalf of Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. They are both excited, she said, to see Gove students and staff receive a muchdeserved new facility. Ms. Andrews praised the teachers and school administrators for their dedication to the students' education and positive attitudes towards the long overdue upgrade. Making sure students have received the best education possible has been the school's priority despite the condition of their environment, she said. Even though Darren Edgecomb has only been principal at the school for a year, he said he is excited to see a brand new school in his communitya community he grew up in. He talked of the closed campus providing a greater sense of safety for the children and more technology resources being available to increase learning opportunities for the students. Gove is not the only school in the area to receive a new facility. Glade View Elementary in Belle Glade and Rosenwald Elementary in South Bay will both receive new facilities in the near future. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 GOVEContinued  1 PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAMulticultural Dancers directed by Angelita DeJesus performed at Gove Elementary’s ground breaking event. PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAEssay winner—“What the New Gove Means to Me”— Oday Shatara.

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PHOTOS / JESSICA SCHULTZLake O Residents Come Out to Brown SugarThe Brown Sugar Festival in Clewiston saw the participation of plenty of people from around the entire Lake Okeechobee area, with everyone from Moore Haven to Pahokee coming out to enjoy the festivities on Saturday. Most parents know that one of the most important steps they can take to protect their children is to vaccinate them against dangerous diseases. But knowing what to vaccinate against and when to do so can be a complicated process. Don’t put off getting in touch with your pediatrician to have these questions answered, and to ensure you are up-to-date with your child’s vaccinations. “When children are not immunized, the results can be devastating,” says Dr. Robert W. Block of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “Making sure your children are properly immunized will give them up to a 98 percent chance of avoiding many diseases.” The AAP is offering these vital tips for parents to help sort out all the details:Ask questionsRemember, your pediatrician is ready and willing to partner with you on getting your children immunized. Use your child’s doctor as a resource to help you sort out the endless supply of information -some good and some questionable -on this topic. So prepare questions in advance, and take a note pad with you to your visit so you can jot down important advice and critical dates. Be on timeYour children’s immunization schedule is not an area of parenting where you should feel free to get creative. There are scienti c reasons, based on knowledge of children’s immune systems for why shots are recommended at certain ages. Updating your records and keeping a calendar can help you keep it all straight. More information on recommended schedules and on how immunizations work can be found at www.healthychildren.org.CocoonOne of the best ways to protect very young children -who have not yet received the full range of vaccines for deadly diseases -is to ensure that all family members and caregivers who come in close contact with the child are up-todate on their own immunizations. This protective measure is called “cocooning.”SmileMost children won’t enjoy getting vaccinated. You can make the process smoother by staying calm yourself, as young children can pick up on your feelings. Remember to cuddle with your child before, during and after the vaccination. Bringing along a favorite stuffed animal or blanket is a great way to provide some much-needed comfort. If your child is experiencing pain, ask your doctor if a non-aspirin pain reliever is safe to administer. Consider your child fortunate to grow up in the U.S., where he or she will have easy access to lifesaving vaccines. Not all children around the world are equally protected, however. Parents can join one of several global campaigns, such as ShotatLife.org, to support the health of children all over the world. You have more control over your children’s wellness than you realize. If you’re unsure of whether your children’s vaccinations are upto-date, do your little ones a favor and check with your pediatrician today. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 Vaccinations are Crucial to Protect Young Children “When children are not immunized, the results can be devastating.”Dr. Robert W. Block of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2012 BY AMITY CHANDLERThe event of prom is no small matter, endless movies have been crafted around this big dance – can you say “Footloose” without your toes tapping? With nostalgia comes temptation, not only for teens, but parents. Local Hendry County parents with seniors graduating this year may remember when the legal drinking age was 18. Coupled with memories of your own senior prom, well meaning, otherwise logical parents may be tempted to relax an otherwise rm “no alcohol” policy for this special event. Let’s talk you off the ledge and back into your parent pants. P is for planning. Seniors want to have a good time at prom. Regrettably, they’ve grown up in a media culture that has shown them images of good times being had with alcohol, and alcohol only. The best way to mediate this attitude is to literally plan for a good time. What happens before prom and after prom are often more important than the prom. Contrary to popular belief, teens are not wired to drink; they’re wired for fun and risky behavior. Pool parties, slip and slides with bubbles, scavenger hunts, and other types of crazy and somewhat goofy activities make memorable events. If you’re not planning for fun, they’ll nd it on their own. R is for respect. Each year, survey results indicate an overwhelming 77 percent of Hendry County teens approve of parents providing alcohol to minors. Survey results also indicate the largest portion of alcohol to minors comes from a small percentage of parents. The adage “their going to do it anyway” is a slippery slope for parents trying to convince themselves they’re doing the right thing by providing alcohol. There are many things teens “might” do when given the opportunity – sex, drugs, speed, steal, lie – at the end of the day, we’re obligated to provide the framework for good decisions, not try to mediate potential bad ones. O is for omnipresent. De ned as, “present everywhere”, our teens once believed we were omnipresent. No matter where they were, or what they were doing, we somehow knew or found out everything. As they get older, carry more responsibility, and prove themselves worthy, we loosen our omnipresent grip. Consider however, that a teen’s brain is rapidly developing until about 21 to 22 years of age. Their decision making still has very much to do with two things – 1) what is everyone else doing? And 2) will I get caught? A healthy dose of omnipresence before big events such as prom reminds your teen that you still care enough to check up on them and gives them a powerful out should they face an overdose of peer pressure. M is for memories. Remind teens that the best way to remember prom is to add nothing but fun. Who wants to risk having their head end up in a toilet, have a date that pukes all over them, or be so hung over you can’t make it to the beach the next day? When they send their own teen off to prom, the memory of how you handled their prom, from pictures to rules to curfew will undoubtedly be fresh in their minds. Let’s keep the parent pants on and enjoy prom. Be the wall between teens and alcohol. Prom is a Four-Letter Word Welcome to Florida. newszap.comWe are very excited with the improvements of our new community website, and we hope you enjoy our new site and all it has to offer. Visitors to our new and improved newszap. com will immediately notice some new features: Local news updates from our community newspapers dedicated to serving citizens of the Big Lake area. Expanded photo galleries and videos. The latest in features and entertainment news to provide you with helpful information on where to go and what to do. Enhanced and comprehensive community calendars that are simple to use and easy for anyone to submit events. New look for community forums As part of the redesign, online forums have changed format and location and are more integrated with our news site. And of course, we’ve kept some of the most popular features such as free online classi eds, local real estate information and obituaries. The site overall has a whole new feel and look. For simplicity, we consolidated a number of pages. We think it’s more attractive, interactive and easier to navigate. Most importantly, we think the new sites will be more useful to you as you look for current information pertaining to your local community. We hope you agree! Please visit and bookmark orida.newszap. com to see for yourself. The Sun Launches New Community Website

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Spring Skies: The Dippers and the DiamondFORT PIERCE–The Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, will present “Spring Skies: The Dippers and the Diamond” this month. As spring begins, some winter constellations like Orion the Hunter and his faithful hunting dogs, as well as the Gemini twins, linger on in the western evening sky. But new star patterns appear in the east: the Big Dipper, Leo the Lion, Bootes the Shepherd and Virgo the Maiden. The program uses the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper as guideposts to nd the way around the springtime sky, and also to look for the four stars of an obscure star group known as Virgo’s Diamond. Shows will be Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and, Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The Planetarium’s air temperature is maintained at 72 degrees. Y ou may wish to bring a sweater or light j acket for comfort. The planetarium shows are not recommended for children under the age of 4. For ticket information, contact the IRSC Box O ce at IRSC Box O ce 772462-4750 or 800-220-9915.Wacky canoe race on Fisheating CreekPALMDALE -Fisheating Creek Outpost w ill host a Wacky Canoe Relay Race on Saturday May 19, at 5:15 p.m. at the Outpost. Entry fee for a three-person team is $25 plus $10 for canoe rental if needed. Paddle around 1.5 mile route on the creek picking up your team and ags. First three teams back win 50 percent of entry fees and bragging rights. Then join the group for prize presentation, and a pot luck picnic. The Outpost staff will grill hot dogs. Participants are asked to bring a dish of food to share. Entry fees are payable in cash only. Registration and waivers must be completed before 4 p.m. day of race. Only 28 rental canoes are available on a rst come/paid basis, or bring y our own canoe. Please call 863-675-5999 to reserve your team's spot. Proceeds will bene t Campground BBQ grill renovation project. All race participants must wear personal otation devices.OCA sponsors Fun ShootOKEECHOBEE -Okeechobee Christian Academy will host a Fun Shoot on June 9 with registration at 8 a.m. at the OK Corral Gun Club, 6341 N.E. 96th Avenue. The last shooter must take the course at 10 a.m. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee Christian Academy Scholarship Fund to help make a quality Christian education available to more children. Give away drawings will include two one-year sporting clay memberships provided by the OK Corral Gun Club, Team sponsorship is $350 for four shooters and includes lunch. Individial shooter registration is $85 and includes lunch. Lunch for non-shooters is $20. For more information, call 863634-2276.Help equine rescueLABELLE–Florida Equine Rescue will host a free trail ride for Horses4Heroes on May 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This will be primarily for military people and their families but everyone is invited. They are planning a barbecue and hope to get a band together for the event. This will also be their open house. They are located at 6584 County Road 78, LaBelle. Please contact Elaine Lewis, Michael Walsh or Heather Walsh of Florida Equine Rescue at 863-612-0010 or 863-234-2923 or you can nd them on Facebook. Florida Equine Rescue currently has 21 rescue horses, and a new mini horse coming in. They are a non-pro t and rely on their work and side jobs to help take care of the horses. They Rescue, Rehab and Rehome and h ave taken horses from both Hendry County and Glades County Ag Departments. With access to over 100 acres of pasture, they could help so many more horses, but they can’t do it alone any help is greatly appreciated.Spinning demonstrationLABELLE–The LaBelle Heritage Museum will be the location of a demonstration of the art of the spinning wheel by Pat Johnson. Look for Pat-on-the-Porch Saturday, May 12, from 1-4 p.m. The museum is located at 360 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, just south of the bridge.IRSC Art Gallery openFORT PIERCE–Indian River State College’s Art Gallery, L Building, Room 117, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery promotes understanding the Visual Arts through a diverse schedule and workshops by professional artists. This allows students to gain practical experience from those contemporary artists who are successful in their profession. The Gallery seeks to showcase a breadth of artworks from student work to the most innovative artists working in today’s environment. Currently each year IRSC’s gallery has four professional shows, one national level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all IRSC faculty show. For more information, call the gallery manager at 772-462-7824. Area special events planned this month... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012

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Only valid for food service in the Josiah Restaurant. Alcohol not included. Dine-in only, may not be used towards To-Go items. Seminole Casino Brighton is not responsible for lost or stolen coupons. Seminole Casino Bright on employees are not eligible. Alteration or unauthorized use voids this offer. No reproductions allowed. Players Club members who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of F lorida or who have opted into the self exclusion program are not eligible. Management reserves the right to cancel or change the offer at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Other restrictions may apply. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT-IT.NEW MEMBERS GET $ 50 FREE PLAY AND $ 10 FOOD CREDIT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD!Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Manag ement reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, pleas e call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook EARN ENTRIES DAILY AND WIN A NEW 2012 CHEVY CRUZE!Drawing on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10pm CRUZE SUMMER! 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 May 26 Giveaway of a 2012 Chevy Cruze plannedBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION -Seminole Casino Brighton is cruising into summer by giving away over $72,000 in cash and prizes! One lucky player will enjoy the summer sun w ith their brand new 2012 Chevy Cruze. More casino play during May means more chances to win the new car. The casino will send a driver out in style on Saturday, May 26. On Monday, May 28, the casino is celebrating Memorial Day by giving away $100 to 100 visitors. Drawings take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The winnings continue with a special Memorial Day bingo session at 2 p.m. The buy-in is $70. Regular games pay $750 and you can win your share of jackpot games totaling $23,000, w hich includes two $5,000 must go jackpots! Win your share of $10,000 cash on Tuesday, May 29. Drawings take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Earn entries every Tuesday in May. Also on Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, visitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. The fun is always at full-tilt on Free Play Fridays! Earn vouchers Saturday through Thursday. Then, take all those vouchers you’ve earned and turn them into even more fun by redeeming them for Free Play on Fridays. Plus, any unredeemed vouchers will become entries for ve cash drawings of $500 each on Friday, May 25. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road (State Road 721), in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com Cruise into Summer at Seminole Casino Brighton Special to G.O./ Michael MurosButter y gardenArnolds Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace in Okeechobee is a great place for wildlife viewing. The Center’s butter y garden is one of the sites used for the of cial National Butter y Count. For more information, call 863763-4630 or go online to www.arnoldswildlife.org.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 You don’t need a boat to enjoy Lake Okeechobee’s recreational opportunities. The Lake Okeechobee area is a great place for hiking, bicycling, rollerblading and horseback riding. It’s also a great place for bird watching and nature photography.For a great view, consider taking a trip on a portion of the 110-mile Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) began as the Okeechobee segment of the Florida Trail, developed by the Florida Trail Association. In 1993, the Okeechobee Segment of the Florida Trail was dedicated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service as a segment of the FNST. Today, as a segment of the nationally recognized Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST), the LOST trail boasts 110 miles of hiking trail on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers service road atop the Herbert Hoover Dike. The Corps maintains the dike and service road, and provides several primitive camping sites and covered shelters along the trail. In the mid-1990s, the FDOT began a series of public meetings to discuss local interest in an improved trail surface that would be suitable for all recreational user groups. In December of 1999, representatives of FDOT, USACE, FDEP and SFWMD met to de ne agency roles for implementing what was then called the Lake Okeechobee Segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail. The South Florida Water Management District is coordinating with the FDOT to allow safe passage across or around the many water control structures managed by the SFWMD. Currently, trail users can only “circumnavigate” the lake by using FNST maps, which reroute trail tra c to public roads, past the water control structure, and back onto the dike. Hikers and mountain bikers are able to access the trail from numerous locations.Eco-ToursThe Clewiston Museum hosts Historical Eco-Tour on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The trip starts with a morning at South Florida Water Management District’s Stormwater Treatment Area 5, a popular birding destination in Florida. The wonderful morning of birding is followed by a relaxing lunch at the scenic, Roland Martin Marina in Clewiston. After lunch, the tour will travel on top of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s “Herbert Hoover Dike” for eight miles. Along the way, our tour guide will give an historical interpretation of Lake Okeechobee. The trip ends with a visit to the Clewiston Museum, which provides great exhibits on the area’s history. (For more information, call 863-983-2870.)Equestrian accessEquestrians are also able to access the trail from various locations. Port Mayaca, Chancy Bay, Harney Pond, Moore Haven and Clewiston Park are among the options. Segments like Port Mayaca to Chancy Bay o er nice round-trip opportunities. The LOST Equestrian Trial begins at Pahokee City Park and goes northward. There are “horse only” gates on the lakeside of the levee. Horse riders are asked to stay down along the shoreline and o the crown or hiking/biking section of the levee. The Palm Beach County Equestrian Trail extends from central Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. The portion from Hamlin Park in the Acreage to Pahokee takes three days to ride with overnight wilderness camping. Races and eventsSeveral special events are held each year on the trail. • November brings the annual nine day “hike around the dike.” A tradition since 1992, the Big “O” Hike attracts trail enthusiasts from all over the United States. The hike is hosted by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail A ssociation. The Big “O” Hike attracts hikers of varying abilities. Some stay in motels along the way while others camp. Each day the group starts at sunrise from a prearranged point on the dike. On Thanksgiving, they feast at the Clewiston Inn. Shuttles and volunteer drivers help keep the group together. For information about the Big “O” Hike, contact Paul Cummings at 561-963-9906. • The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual “Run for the Corn” in April. The 7 mile race starts at the Port Mayaca Recreation Area. It is called the “Run for the Corn” because local farmer Wayne Boyton has for man y years provided fresh corn for runners after the race. • The Okeechobee Rotary Club hosts an annual L.O.S.T. Run-Ride-Walk even t in March. Participants can choose between courses that cover 12, 20, 40 or 54 miles. • The LOST 118 Mile Endurance Run is held each year in February. The average time is around 30 hours, but in 2010 Jamie Donaldson, a 34-year-old middle school math teacher, completed the course in 18 hours, 36 minutes, 15 minutes. Numerous other runs and bicycle rides on the dike are organized by local organizations. For more information online, go to VisitFlorida.com. Lake area is a great place for hiking and biking Courtesy photoThe annual “Run for the Corn” is just one of the competitions on the Lake Okeechobee Scenice Trail.

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Fishing in Lake Okeechobee can be fun for the whole family.Lake Okeechobee is well known as one of the top bass shing lakes in the United States. The April Bassmaster magazine, the o cial publication for members of B.A.S.S., ranked Lake Okeechobee as the #2 lake in the country for bass shing. Even though ranked number two, the Big “O” is probably more attractive to most sherman than the number one ranked Falcon Lake in Texas. Lake Falcon, near the Mexican border, has been deemed a dangerous place to sh due to the drug-cartel related violence in the area. The 100-best lakes list, which was released April 24, was compiled in a months-long 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. Lake Okeechobee is Florida’s largest lake and the second largest body of fresh w ater in the contiguous United States. The word Okeechobee comes from the Seminole Indian language “Oki” (water) and “Chubi” (big) and means “big water.” The vast surface area (730 square miles), shallowness (averaging only nine feet deep) and enormous habitat diversity makes the ecosystem unique on the North American continent. While Lake Okeechobee is nationally recognized as supporting high-quality largemouth bass and black crappie (speckled perch) sheries, the lake also supports a commercial shery dominated by cat sh species. Bass shingThe largemouth bass is the best known and most popular freshwater game sh in Florida. Found statewide, largemouth bass h ave exc ellent growth rates, particularly in the productive waters of central Florida. Historically known for huge bass, Florida remains an outstanding destination to catch a trophy. Spring is the best time of year to catch bass, when sh move into shallow water to spawn. Most large bass are taken at this time; after spawning, many large females move to o shore areas. The best live bait is a golden shiner, shed under a oat or free-lined. Typically, the shiner is hooked through the lips or back with a large hook, 2/0 to 5/0. A medium to medium-heavy rod with 14to 20-pound test line is preferred, particularly when shing in areas with thick vegetation or cover. The plastic worm is the most dependable arti cial bait for largemouth bass. A weedless “Texasor Carolina-rigged” worm is e ective for shing Florida lakes with heavy plant cover. Worms come in a variety of colors and scents, and bass may favor certain types depending on light conditions; be sure to h ave both light and dark colors available, as well as several sizes of tapered worm weights from 1/8 to one ounce. Purple “metal ake” or “red shad” worms with twirlytails are popular, and plastic lizards can be e ective as well. Most plastic worms are worked slowly along the bottom or through cover by raising the rod tip a few feet, then allowing the worm to sink. The line should be kept fairly tight to feel the strike. Typically an angler will feel the bass “tap” the worm once or twice lightly. By lowering the rod tip and waiting only until the slack is out of the line before setting the hook, anglers greatly lessen the chance of injury to the sh due to deep hooking. With active bass and dense underwater vegetation, “jerk worms” are an excellent bait. Rigged without sinkers, these worms are jigged rapidly over vegetation, with brief pauses to let the worm sink slowly. Bass hit these baits hard, and an instant hookset is recommended. Topwater baits are exciting to sh because the angler can see the strike. Topwater plugs that imitate wounded bait sh may be twitched to entice bass. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 Lake Okeechobee offers fishing fun for the whole family Photo courtesy FLW/ Shane BakerRandall Tharp was among those shing the FLW Tour’s tournament on Lake Okeechobee in February. See FISHING — Page 6

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Others are designed to make noise, and a faster, erratic retrieve may antagonize a bass into striking. Topwater lures are most successful during early morning or late afternoon. Stay ready for a surprise strike and set the hook immediately. Bass less than 18 inches must be released; however you may only keep one sh over 22 inches. The bag limit remains the same, at ve. Although the largemouth bass is by far our most common black bass, other species of bass are also found in Florida. Pan shA variety of pan sh, or bream as they are popularly known, is available throughout Florida. Bluegill, the most common pan sh, thrives in lakes. Bluegill eat mostly insects and their larvae, but worms are the best bait, either shed on the bottom or suspended below a oat. Bluegill spawn throughout the summer, congregating in large “beds.” Anglers may nd 30 40 shallow nest holes scooped out in shallow areas. Crickets, grubs, sand maggots or grass shrimp will all catch bedding bluegill. Use a small hook, #6 or #8, with a split shot sinker about six inches up the line, and concentrate on water less than six feet deep. For arti cial baits, a 1/8-oz. “beetle spin” with a white or chartreuse body on ultralight tackle is an excellent choice. The redear sun sh, or shellcracker, is another popular pan sh. Although they prefer snails and clams, redear sun sh are caught most often on earthworms around the full moons of March and April w hen their spawning activity peaks. Redear prefer hard bottom, congregating in deeper water than bluegill. Shellcracker grow larger than bluegill, with sh over 1 pound common. Redbreast sun sh, also known as river bream and redbellies, are the owing w ater cousins of bluegill. Redbellies are more common in rivers than bluegill, and often can be found in backwater areas with less ow. The same live baits that work for bluegill will also catch redbreast sun sh. The spotted sun sh, or stumpknocker, is an often overlooked pan sh. Aptly named, the stumpknocker can be found in the tangle of roots at the waters edge. A lthough spotted sun sh rarely exceed eight inches, this feisty species provides great sport on light tackle. Tiny (1/16 oz.) beetle spins pitched close to the shoreline can be deadly, particularly tipped w ith freshwater clam meat. Black crappie, known locally as speckled perch or specks, are a cool weather favorite in Florida. Crappie weighing up to two pounds are not uncommon. Unlike most other pan sh, crappie spend much of their time o shore, feeding on small sh. Successful anglers often drift through deeper water, shing with small minnows or freshwater grass shrimp until they nd a school. Try a light wire #4 hook and small split shot below a oat. Speck anglers typically use several rods or poles, shing at di erent depths until they pinpoint concentrations of sh. Specks move inshore to spawn during the early spring, sometimes gathering in large numbers around heavy cover. Crappie also readily strike arti cials; 1/16 oz. to 1/8 oz. feathered or curly-tail jigs in white, yellow, pink and chartreuse are popular. Tipping these jigs with a live minnow makes them even more e ective. Night shing for crappie is an effective technique. Most crappie shing occurs in the cooler months, but anglers who sh into the summer do very well, especially at night. Black crappie under 10 inches must be released. The bag limit is 25.Cat shCat sh may be one of the staples for anglers who enjoy eating their catch. Channel cat sh are abundant throughout Florida, spawning in holes and crevices in owing water. Channel cat sh may exceed 40 pounds, although the typical size is less than ve pounds. White cat sh, yellow bullheads and brown bullheads usually range from one to two pounds, and readily spawn in lakes and ponds where they also provide good shing. Most cat sh prefer many of the same food items as bream, although they are opportunistic and will rarely pass up any meal. The “whiskers” are loaded with sensory cells that enable cat sh to locate their food by smell. Take advantage of this by using baits with strong odors: chicken liver or gizzards, shrimp, cut mullet and commercial stinkbaits. Other baits work well too, especially earthworms, and occasionally freshwater clams. Many cat sh become active just before dusk and at night, and shing success is best during these times. Fish on the bottom with a sturdy #2 to #4 hook and a heavy split shot sinker. Cat sh spines may cause a painful injury, and anglers should take care when handling these sh. The Commission’s Richloam Hatchery produces 200,000 300,000 channel cat sh annually for stocking in urban lakes.Fishing licensesAnnual recreational hunting and shing licenses expire one year from the date issued. The expiration date is printed on all the licenses. Licenses can be purchased online at www.myfwc.org or at county tax collector’s o ces. Fishing licenses can be purchased at: • Okeechobee County Tax Collector’s O ce, 307 N.W. Fifth Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 • Glades County Tax Collector’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Room 101, Moore Haven, FL 33471 • Hendry County Tax Collector’s Of ce, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL. 33975 • Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Belle Glade Service Center, 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Fishing licenses are also sold by bait and tackle shops and other area businesses. Florida residents age 65 or older only need a Florida Driver License or Identi cation Card to prove residency and age. You can get a complimentary senior card at the county tax collectors o ce, but it is not necessary. Children under the age of 16 are not required to h ave a lic ense, however they must carry proof of age identi cation. Permanently and totally disabled residents can obtain a special exemption card. An authorized disability statemen t must be presented upon application. This permit is free. Residents who h ave been accepted b y the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services as a client for retardation and development services are exempt from the license requirements. A Florida resident who is a member o f the U.S. armed forces and is not stationed in Florida is exempt from the license requirements while home on le ave for 30 days or less. Proof of orders must be on the person while hunting or shing.Free shing daysFour days a year, the State of Florid a declares “free” shing days. The days are perfect chances for parents, who don’t yet h ave a lic ense, to take youth shing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to the recreational pursui t without having to purchase a license. Free shing days for 2012: • April 7 Freshwater • June 2 – Saltwater • June 9 – Freshwater • Sept. 1 – Saltwater All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. The license-free shing designation applies only to recreational shing, not commercial. Some information for this article came from myfwc.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 FISHINGContinued From Page 5 Photo courtesy Fisheating Creek Outpost

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Whether your idea of fun is skimming through the marsh in an airboat, gliding along the shoreline in a canoe, taking a nature tour on a pontoon boat or zig-zagging on a Jet Ski, there’s room for everyone and plenty of opportunities for boating fun on Lake Okeechobee.Don’t have your own boat? No problem. There are charter boats and rental boats available all around the lake. (See ads in this publication.) Most bait shops have inf ormation on how to charter a shing trip or boat ride or rent a boat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation Commission has an online “boat ramp nder” at their website http://myfwc.com/boating.AirboatsLike the wind in your hair? An airboat ride may be for you. Airboats are designed to travel through areas that are too shallow or too clogged with vegetation for traditional boats to navigate. Riders sit up high, giving you an excellent view of the lake and the lake area wildlife ... w ithout getting “too” close. The view will depend on what time of year and what time of day you go out. Area airboat tour guides can help you choose a trip that is perfect for your family.Canoes and kayaksAre you ready for a unique wilderness kayak and canoe experience? Try a canoe trip on Fisheating Creek. The creek is the only free owing tributary that runs into Lake Okeechobee. While paddling the entire 52-mile distance to the lake isn’t possible, the Fisheating Creek Outpost o ers two trip options. Burnt Bridge has a put-in located 8 miles upstream from the campground. Ingram Crossing is 16 miles upstream and recommended for advanced paddlers or for those looking for an overnight trip. If you own your own boat and want a transport to Burnt Bridge or Ingram Crossing, the Outpost can shuttle you and your boats. The Outpost also has canoes and kayaks available for rent. Fisheating Creek is narrow for much of the distance. Banks are surrounded by towering cypress trees, wonderful for providing shade on hot summer days. Alligators and turtles are a common sight, as are Great Blue Heron, egrets, ibis, hawks and many more species of birds. Keep a sharp lookout—you might spot a wild hog, turkey or deer along the waters edge. During the fall you’re likely to see thousands of colorful butter ies. There are plenty of pan sh for the anglers in your group. The clean tannin-stained water ranges from a golden to deep brown depending upon time of year and your viewing angle. The water gets its color from decaying plant matter. Sit back and enjoy listening to birds singing and watch the re ections of clouds and trees as you drift through cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks along Fisheating Creek.Basic rules while paddling:• It is Florida state law that a child under the age of six must wear a U.S.C.G. approved Type I, II, or III personal otation device while onboard a vessel under 26 feet in length while the vessel is underway. This includes canoes and kayaks. • Bring plenty of water or other drinks in non-disposable containers. • Don’t litter—take a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash. If you see trash while paddling, kindly pick it up. • It is always a good idea for safety to let someone know where you are paddling and when you expect to return. You can download a oat plan at MyFWC.com. Information for this story was provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, VisitFlorida.com and sheatingcreekoutpost.com. Canoe, kayak, airboat ... you choose 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 ALL CARTONSfrom$23.99 +Tax$1.00 off Custom Blended Smokes Between 6pm-9pm Every NightThe Tobacco Market206 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston Across from the Clewiston Inn863.805.0500Open 9 to 7 ~ MonSat. On South Parrott Avenue, Next to the Chevy Dealership in Okeechobee863.357.2447Open 9 to 9 Everyday Half Price Half Price Tobacco Tobacco Photo courtesy of FWC For a bird’s eye view of the big lake, take to the skies. You can see the big lake from an airplane or while skydiving. Jacob’s Flight Service, 1090 Airglades Blvd. in Clewiston o ers Lake Okeechobee Scenic Air Tours. Tours o ered include the 45 minutes Sunset Scenic Air Tour, the hour-long Lake Okeechobee Scenic Tour and the Lake Okeechobee Fish and Duck Spotting Tour. Customized tours can also be designed. The Sunset Scenic Tour includes 45 minutes of ight time to catch the gorgeous sunset over the Big Lake Okeechobee. Flight will depart 30 minutes prior to sunset. The Lake Scenic Tour includes one hour of ight time and will y you completely around the Big Lake Okeechobee to enjoy all the sites to be seen to include: Clewiston, South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Okeechobee, Lake Port and Moore Haven. The Fish & Duck Spotting Tour can be designed to meet your requests and areas of interest. Charges will be billed for the ight time incurred. No minimum ight time is required. A customized tour can be designed to meet your requests and areas of interest. Charges will be billed for the ight time incurred. No minimum ight time is required. Air Adventures at the Airglades Airport, 3200 Airglades Boulevard in Clewiston o ers a variety of choices in skydiving. Beginners can try a tandem skydive to see what it’s all about. Those who wish to take up the sport of skydiving can take advantage of more advanced training. Air Adventures is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to sunset. You must be at least 18 years old to skydive—there is no upper age limit. Some young at heart seniors celebrate milestone birthdays by taking up skydiving. See the lake from the sky

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Street BeatBELLE GLADE–Street Beat will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. All seats are $10. Founded in 1996 by Kenneth & Nerissa Jackson, Street Beat Inc. (SBI) is critically-acclaimed for its e orts to train youth to become selfreliant, by focusing on personal development through discipline and the arts. SBI’s Choreographer/Artistic Director, Shanique Scott creates choreography that infuses Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical movements to the latest contemporary gospel tunes. Visit www. streetbeatincorporated.org. The ticket o ce is in the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information, call 561-993-1160.The Comedy CornerFORT PIERCE -The Comedy Corner, in the Black Box Theatre with the Sunrise Theatre Complex in downtown Fort Pierce, brings top-touring comedians every second and fourth Saturday night of each month. May Comedy Corner shows are set for May 12 and May 26. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.The Gipsy KingsWEST PALM BEACH -The Gipsy Kings will perform at the Kravis Center in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach on May 9. This world famous musical group is made up of two groups of brothers: Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned amenco artist Jose Reyes, and their cousins, Jacques, Maurice and Tonino Baliardo. They are the o spring of Spanish gypsy families that ed to France in the 1930s to escape Spain’s Civil War. In 1987, The Gipsy Kings released their debut album which introduced the world to “Rumba Gitano” – the sound of South American rhythm married to amenco guitars. For more information go online to www.kravis.org call the box o ce at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471.The PlagueFORT MYERS -A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of daunting circumstances, “The Plague” is the story of a mysterious illness ravaging a small north-African city and the response of the citizens: some resign themselves to their fate, some blame others, and some dedicate themselves to the common good. The play highlights the innate goodness of humanity. “The Plague” will be presented May 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 at 8 pm at 1634 Woodford Avenue (corner of 2nd Street and Woodford) in Fort Myers. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on May 20. For more information, call 239-218-0481 or visit www.laboratorytheater orida.com.Moonlight SerenadeFORT PIERCE -Join the Indian River State College Fine Arts Department for their annual summer series, and while Florida’s summer temperatures rise, watch the hottest ticket in town. The summer season starts with the sounds of the “Moonlight Serenade,” May 10-12. Always a highlight of the McAlpin OnStage Summer Series, the Variety Concert is the best in student performances of popular music and jazz standards, featuring the IRSC “Company” singers and IRSC Jazz Ensemble. Performances are May 10, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and May 12 at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 772-462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800-220-9915. The McAlpin Fine Arts Center is on the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.Wait Until DarkFORT PIERCE -“Wait Until Dark,” a thriller by Frederick Knott, will be performed at the Indian River State College McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, on May 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m. and Ma y 26 at 2 p.m. This intriguing thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping nal scene where a sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. Susy, a blind wife trying to s ave her husband from being convicted of murder, knows the only way to play fair is by her rules. So when darkness falls she turns o all the lights leaving them to maneuver in the dark until the deadly game of cat and mouse ends. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 772-462-4750 or toll-free a t 1-800-220-9915.Blackbeard the PirateFORT PIERCE The Sunrise Theatre and Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Blackbeard the Pirate” on June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre, 117 South Second Street Fort Pierce. They will also h ave a w eeklong children’s workshop June 11-15. Through the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), youngsters are introduced at an early age to the performing arts. Within each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that EVERYONE of them are necessary for the show to go on. Few arenas exist where responsibility is taught and learned so clearly. MCT provides a unique opportunity for our youngsters to learn group dynamics while excelling as an individual—a lesson from art that carries into life. or more information online, go to http://www.sunrisetheatre.com/missoula/index.html. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775. Plays, concerts, comedy and more ... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions May 2012 PERFORMING ARTS