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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: 06-21-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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Finding Summer Adventures in the GladesBY AMANDA RAMOSGUY e SunWe have embarked on a mission to nd as many free or low cost activities in the Glades as possible to help parents keep their sanity and keep the kids off the couch and out of trouble. The Palm Beach County Library System kicked off its summer reading program called "Dream Big Read!" on June 11. One event Glades children were able to enjoy was "Jugglemania 2;" a duo juggled various items and allowed children to try their hands at the art. The purpose of the summer reading program, which runs from June 11 to August 3, is to keep children reading and learning throughout the summer. Of course, the children have a bit of an incentive to read as many books as they can; prizes include two tickets to a baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium (while supplies last). Other events scheduled at the library include Bingo, Hopscotch, Game Day, arts and crafts, and other activities. Contact or visit the closest library to receive more information on scheduled events. Some events require preregistration due to limited space. Many local churches have youth group meetings where kids grades ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE Thursday, June 21, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 86 No. 18 SEE SUMMER  16 MATTHEW 25MINISTRIES ORDERED TO PAY $1 MILLION; VICTIMS HOPING TO COLLECT BY CHARLES M. MURPHY e SunA little more than $1 million was awarded to former residents of Pelican Lakes Village in Pahokee after they were forced out of their homes when sex offenders moved in. The victims said Matthew 25 Ministries told them to leave to make way for the new population of Pelican Lakes residents. Attorney Reed Colfax said a trial was held in U.S. District Court in February in a housing discriminaResidents Displaced By Sex Offenders Continue Legal Battle Facility has modern technology, is running at approximately 50 percent capacity BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunFor many years the old stockade where inmates were kept in Belle Glade was a slight bane in the existence of deputies. They had to contend with the indoor/outdoor facility. When it rained, deputies and inmates had to suffer through the rain. It was an old facility that seemed to age rapidly with every passing year before it was determined the building had outlived its usefulness. That started a $55 million construction project of a 242,308 square foot building that has brought the conveniences of a state-of-the-art jail to the Glades area. A year after moving in, deputies and jail employees would rather not have to think about the former location. Sections of the old stockade are still in use for some of the jail's populations. These sites house rehabilitation programs, with old facility rooms now being home to religious and motivational programs. "As far as the jail is concerned, we think it's wonderful," reported Captain Ruby Starks. "Our staff is happy and is becoming very acquainted with it." The captain explained that some light construction work continues at the facility, but for the most part, employees have been able to easily adapt their work to the new building. Everything about the detention center has been improved, the captain said. The West Detention Center is a surprisingly self-suf cient jail. It has everything from an industrial-sized laundry, where the washing machines and dryers run for hours every day, to a full- edged hospital where nurses A Look at the West Detention Center After One Year PHOTO / AMANDA GUYChildren eagerly watched as performers showed various juggling tricks at the Belle Glade Library’s Jugglemania. SEE OFFENDERS  16 SEE CENTER  6 Library offers summer activities

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sunglass ExtravaganzaHot Savings at our Summer Sunglass Sale! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761New styles released for SummerJune 25th June 29thSavings up to 50% on all in stock sunglasses 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Glossy Ibis was once called the “Black Curlew.” They are distributed on nearly every continent and are reported breeding in North and South America. It is estimated that there are more than 3,000 breeding birds of this species in Florida. They prefer foraging in freshwater habitats, but are sometimes found in coastal locations. This medium-sized wading bird has a long down-curved dull colored bill. Adults are chestnut to maroon in color, with dark green, glossy wings, back, and tail. They have dark-red legs and feet. Immature birds have similar plumage, but have a darkbanded bill and duller body. Their call is a nasal moaning “urm.” They make croaking and rattling sounds while in the breeding colony. Glossy Ibis feed in small, close ocks in very shallow water were they prey upon aquatic invertebrates and insects. They will occasionally eat sh, amphibians, lizards, small snakes, and nestling birds. These birds nest in colonies with other wading bird species. Their nests are built on the ground on clumps of grass, or in trees or shrubs above water. The nest is usually a platform made of sticks, vegetation and grasses. Most breeding for this species occurs between March and June in Florida. The female lays two to four blue-green eggs which are incubated by both parents for 21 to 22 days. The chicks are cared for by both parents and are fed regurgitated food from their parent’s open bills. Within two to three weeks the young will climb out of the nest, but return to the nest to be feed. They edge at about four weeks, but forage with their parents for food for about six weeks. The young become independent of their parents in about two months. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on Saturday morning July 14 or Aug. 18. Photographers, groups, and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations for these trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Glossy Ibis (GLIB) PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDGlossy Ibis. Margaret England BY PETE GAWDAThe taxpayers in the 16-county areas served by South Florida Water Management District may not see an increase this year in ad valorum taxes devoted to SFWMD. The SFWMD Governing Board met in Okeechobee on Thursday, June 14 and got an overview of the preliminary budget for the coming scal year as well as a brie ng on rainy season readiness and current ecological conditions. The preliminary budget is based in large part on ad valorum taxes. At this point the budget is based on using the rollback gure for setting the ad valorum tax rate. This means that, taking into consideration any changes in property values, an ad valorum rate will be established which will bring in the same amount of taxes as last year or $270 million. That means that most people will not see an increase in that portion of their taxes. Doug Bergstrom, director of the administrative services division explained the budget for the governing board. The personnel budget re ects a $6 million savings, due in part to not lling vacant positions and internalizing operations that are not contracted. No additional layoffs are anticipated at this time. Mr. Bergstrom said budget planners were trying to avoid any last minute increases in the budget. He said that 42 percent of the district’s revenue comes from ad valorum taxes. The remainder comes from such things as state and federal funds, investment income, permit fees and wetland mitigation. He said that restoration projects make up 50 percent of the budget while another 25 per cent is comprised of operations and maintenance. Included in those restoration projects are projections involving Kissimmee River restoration, the Caloosahatchee watershed and Lakeside Ranch STA (stormwater treatment area) which is just over the Martin County line. “The St. Lucie Estuary continues to remain in good condition,” Terrie Bates, director of the water resources division, said in her report on ecological conditions. She said there have been no pulse releases to the St. Lucie. She went on to say that the salinity level of the Caloosahatchee River has improved due to recent pulse releases. The water depth in the STAs is at or above normal. Recent rainfall on the Water Control Areas south of the lake have reduced the danger of muck res. Lake Okeechobee has risen about three inches in the last month, which she said is a moderate rate of increase. She has noted an increase in the amount of submerged vegetation. Tommy Strowd, director of the operation, maintenance and construction division, gave a presentation on the events leading up to the formation of what is now the SFWMD. He said SFWMD is served by several eld stations. They are all positioned to allow a two-hour response time to any event in the district. He explained how the water control system evolved with changes in technology. Where gates and valves were once manually operated on site, they are now remotely controlled by computers. “When there is a big event the entire agency responds,” Mr. Strowd stated. He and various staff members gave a presentation on hurricanes beginning with Hurricane Andrew and explained how they affected district operations and how operating procedures were changed as a result of hurricanes. Because of Hurricane Andrew, specialized teams were formed. There was also an emergency fund established to meet the personal needs of employees impacted by hurricanes. Looking at how unreliable storm predictions have been in the past he said, “You have to be ready all the time.” SFWMD Budget Does Not Call For Tax Increase PHOTO / PETE GAWDAThe Board of Governors of the South Florida Water Management District took time out from their Thursday, June 12, meeting at the Okeechobee County Courthouse to pose for this picture on the courthouse steps. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Kevin Powers, vice chair, Daniel O’Keefe, Joe Collins, Chair, Sandy Batchelor, Timothy Sargent, second row, Daniel DeLisi, Melissa Meeker, executive director, Glen J. Waldman, James J. Morgan and Juan M. Portuondo.

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School may be out for summer, but as a parent, you can ensure there are plenty of opportunities for your children to learn new things throughout the vacation. Start with something fun, practical, and vital to health and wellness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. But you can ght this trend with a handson lesson in nutrition. "Gardening is a great way to bridge the summer learning gap and promote a healthy lifestyle," said Shari Brown, the winner of 2012 Toyota Teacher of the Year Award. "Not only will you be improving your family's nutrition by incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals, you'll be exposing your children to a subject they may not learn about in school." Brown, a North Carolina educator, was honored by the National Center for Family Literacy for her work helping families learn together. She plans to use her grant award to create a community garden. Brown is encouraging families everywhere to learn together while gardening. She has several tips to help you learn in the garden: Involve your children in the process of picking out what type of plants to grow. Then develop fun, nutritional meals together, such as veggie pizza and fruit salad. Bugs are cool! Get your kids excited and curious about crucial garden critters with library books, Internet sites, your local science center, videos and bug games. Read stories about gardening with your children. Make a scrapbook about the experience of growing your garden. Emphasize gardening and nutrition lessons in your home, too. Get your kids watering the house plants and making sure they have enough sunlight. Teach your kids what is compostable and have a discussion over dinner about where all the food on their plate comes from, not just what you've grown yourself. Expose them to a wide variety of new fruits, vegetables, plants and seasonings. The fruits and veggies you harvest will be delicious, but your child's knowledge will be the most important thing you grow in the garden this summer. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 The King’s MenSt. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a charter bus to see The King's Men tour on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. There will be a cost for the bus ride. The bus will depart from the church's parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Admission tickets are also on sale at www. aaarena.com or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information or bus seats, please contact Kevin Wright at 561-261-0717.Summer Scholarship AwardsPalm Beach State College recently awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to Glades area students. Thirty-nine students received scholarships to assist in the cost of attending summer classes at Palm Beach State. Interested students can apply for additional scholarships which will be available in August. For additional information please contact Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus Financial Aid Of ce at 561-993-1133. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION Gardening With Kids Teaches Healthy Habits COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsNow that the rains have nally arrived, it's time to start thinking about mosquitoes. It's so important for you to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus infection, St. Louis encephalitis, and Eastern Equine encephalitis. Once a person is infected, they may have mild symptoms, which include headache, fever, dizziness, and fatigue, but other severe symptoms are also possible. Mosquito-borne diseases can cause serious illnesses and sometimes death in people of any age, but children and those over 50 are at greatest risk for severe reactions and disease. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent disease. Please remember the 5 D’s: Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. Dress Wear clothing that covers most of your skin. DEET When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing up to 30 percent DEET are recommended. Oil of lemon eucalyptus can also be effective. Drainage Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, where mosquitoes lay eggs.Tips on Repellent UseAlways read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a repellent. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is appropriate. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children less than 3 years old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers and strollers when outside. Never apply repellents to a child's hands. Adults should apply repellent rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the child's skin and clothing. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. Do not apply repellent near the eyes or mouth, cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breeding SitesClean out eaves, troughs, and gutters. Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain. Turn over or remove any empty containers (cups, pots, buckets, etc.). Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Store boats upside down or with a cover Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the ow of water. Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios. For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit the Florida Department of Health's Environmental Health web site at www.doh. state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html. Please take action now so that you don't let mosquitoes take a bite out of your summer activities. Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes COURTESY PHOTO

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Terminal CancerBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchTerminal cancer is a hard disease to understand. It hurts not only the victims, but their families and friends as well. It’s a hard process to endure. Over the years, I’ve watched a number of good friends and family suffer and die from cancer. Some are battling terminal cancer now. Being a pastor doesn’t protect or prevent us from feeling sad, hurt, or even angry when cancer occurs in people’s lives. We feel just as helpless as those around us. And like many others, we preachers always hope that God gives us the right words, and that we are instruments through whom God speaks. I remember while praying for someone with cancer that I received a very clear message that the person was going to be okay, and felt led to share that message. The person rallied for a while, but then complications set in and he died. It hit me hard. The message I had received seemed so clear. I once again turned to God, this time with questions. God came back to me, “Brian is okay. W hat about you?” I realized that the message I had received was true. I was looking for Brian to be healed. What Brian got was the ultimate healing. For those of us with faith, death isn’t the end, but a “going home” to be with God. Brian’s earthly body may have perished, but his heavenly body lives on for eternity. Brian is more than okay. But what about us? What if you were to die today; or your spouse, or your child? Would you be okay? Would they? How is your soul? How is theirs? No one knows what tomorrow holds, but w e know who holds tomorrow. It would do us good to make sure of our connection with Him w ho holds our tomorrows so that when the roll is called up yonder, we’ll be there. And by the way, cancer isn’t the victor, God is. Put in the right perspective, we can come to realize that cancer is limited in many ways. Cancer is not all powerful. There are things that cancer can’t do. Cancer can’t separate us from God’s presence. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Cancer cannot overcome love. Cancer might invade the body, but cancer cannot invade the soul. Cancer can take away our earthly life, but it cannot steal eternal life from us. Cancer cannot suppress memories, kill friendships, or cripple love. In the midst of all of that happens, there are hopes and promises given to us in God’s word. There are faith statements by those who lived and died with cancer that stand out. One friend responded to his condition, “I am convinced that there is a God. I know that no matter what happens to me, standing with me is a loving, caring God.” Another shared with me, “John, I’m going to be with Jesus, take care of my mom and dad.” These add credence to “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” Know someone with cancer? Share the good news: cancer is not the end all. Are you in icted with cancer yourself? Grab hold of the message that embraces faith and hugs hope. We have a God who hears and answers prayers. Ultimately, when we’re in Him, we will go to be with Him when our time comes, whenever that time might be. Because of this we can face whatever happens, for we know that standing with us is a loving, caring, victorious God. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory as well as His all-embracing love and the love of family and friends.Small Gains in the Face of Big LossesBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchA saying from an Arabian source goes: “It is better to light one small candle than curse the darkness. Our Church Women have as a part of their motto: “I cannot do everything but I can do something.” Among the clergy, my colleagues have stated that we need to “choose our battles wisely,” a clerical aphorism similar to the military idea of “getting the biggest bang for the buck.” One of the closing chapters of the Gospel of Saint John (Chapter 20;vss 30-31) concludes that “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples which are not recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” This says “What we have is not everything, but we have enough.” In other words: “Do what you can, it will be suf cient.” The Lord advised followers to “count the cost” of their actions (Luke 14:28ff), citing examples of building a tower or going to war: make sure to accomplish what you set out to do. At one point, Jesus incited His accusers who wanted to seize Him. Scriptures tell us “But He escaped from their grasp.(John 10:39).” The confrontation had gone on long enough; nothing more could be accomplished by violence, it was time to end it and Jesus did so by “escaping.” This was not His choice on Good Friday; it was to face, to sacri ce, to be cruci ed. Jesus chose when to confront by seeking to gain what He set out to gain; His ultimate reasons for coming into the world would be gained and there He proclaimed “It is nished.” Personally, my experience is that people do not like to sacri ce what they believe in, don’t like to compromise with doing wrong, like to avoid being participants in something they do not agree in doing. Nevertheless, they justify, rationalize, give excuses, avoid the topicand understandably so. Maybe a job is at stake, maybe a marriage with children is involved, maybe the issue will bring repercussions. I remember one clergyman saying “It isn’t that I can’t be in uenced, it’s just that some of the people who would like to in uence my opinions can’t do it.” He took his satisfaction in standing his ground where it might make a difference, maybe only in some small area, but there would be gain and there would be something that pointed to the ultimate triumph of belief over compromise. A psychiatrist was trying to help a man overcome temptation to cheat on his wife. The marriage was not going well; he succumbed to the temptations. He explained what seemed to inevitably happen; disappointments and frustrations, knowing someone who would be sympathetic, seeking some understanding and solace, followed by lots of guilt and recriminations. The doctor asked about the events that led up to the encounters that were troubling him. The man said he would go over after work, have a few drinks, relax, get more involved than intended. The doctor asked how he gained entrance to the apartment and the man said “Well, I ring the doorbell.” The reply came “Do you mean that nothing would transpire, no guilt no recriminations, no problems at home…none of these things would occur if you didn’t ring that doorbell?” The man thought and said “I guess you’re right.” He reported a few days afterward that he had gone to the apartment, looked at the doorbell and stood there, then re ected and did not ring it, going home instead. A problem was avoided by making a small gain to tackle a big issue, b y seeing the good that could come from one small step. There’s a message there for all of us: at times we may not like what we’re doing, we ma y be unhappy with much of what is going on, we may not be able to do everything, but we can do something. That’s a good thought to hold! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL IMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINIC CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINIC Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian1/2 Price on Dentals Free Kidney & Diabetes testing with annual Wellness Exam 1/2 Price boardingDisclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Religion Column John Hicks Sam S. Thomas are able to treat inmates for minor health issues. A dentistry room sees dentists performing some surgical work or llings. Last year the jail recorded nearly 500 doctor v isits, and 516 wound care visits, among other healthcare calls. If an inmate is seriously injured, or requires major surgery, inmates are transported to Lakeside Regional by armed deputies. A kitchen is run in part by inmates who have demonstrated good conduct. Last year, the kitchen churned out 2.75 million meals for the inmates, w ho are fed three times a day, starting with the serving of breakfast minutes before 5 a.m. Is the food good? “That depends on who you ask,” joked one jail of cial. “You ask the cook and he’ll say yes; you ask the inmate and he’ll say no.” The jail has massive corridors linking the various departments of the jail together, a meeting room where correctional of cers receive daily brie ngs on any incidents or policy changes, a sizeable warehouse that stocks up on everything from non-perishable food items to hurricane supplies, and a control room that monitors activity throughout nearly every inch of the building. Everything was working in sync on the facility’s rst day in operation. On that day, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce tasked itself with moving more than 600 inmates into the new jail from buses from the coast -held temporarily after the former jail was closed in Belle Glade. The plan worked without a single hitch, the captain explained, and the inmates were successfully transferred to the West Detention Center. And although West Detention may look like a prison, it is not. The distinction between a jail and a prison is simple: inmates in prisons have mostly been convicted of a crime, whereas inmates in jails are still in the pretrial process. Jails normally house inmates with sentences of a year or less, while prisons keep inmates who are facing a sentence any longer than a year and a day. Today, the West Detention Center houses roughly 50 percent of its capacity. The jail is equipped to accommodate 999 inmates, but those numbers have remained much lower in recent months, and the jail has not had to operate at capacity. “Everything is self-contained here,” said Captain Starks. “This is a thoroughly modern jail.” CENTERContinued  1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsWith the school year over with, children look forward to the summer and having more time to play outdoors, but risks for childhood injuries increases.Water SafetyFlorida leads the country in accidental drowning of children between the ages one year to four years old. Please use water safety measures to help to prevent accidental drowning. Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water. Teach children basic water safety tips. Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly. To get more information on Pool Safety, visit www.poolsafely. gov.Heat and Sun SafetyThe American Academy of Pediatrics advises that children do not tolerate heat and humidity as well as adults. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after physical activity to stay hydrated and avoid heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or stroke. Everyone is at risk for skin cancer — regardless of age, race, or ethnicity. Everyone should practice these sun-safe habits: Dress for summer by wearing lightweight, light-colored, and loose tting clothing to re ect heat and sunlight. Wear wide-brimmed hats to shade your face and neck from the sun. Consider swim shirts for the pool and beach. Swim shirts are designed for swimming, and some have SPF ratings of up to 150. Protect your eyes and skin by wearing sunglasses and sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher that protect against both UVA and UVB rays). Wear a hat to protect your face, scalp, ears, and neck. Exercise and play in the shade during the hottest parts of the day when the sun’s rays are strongest: between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Drink plenty of uids, and avoid beverages that promote dehydration (such as alcohol, drinks with large amounts of sugar, and caffeinated sodas). Rest in shady areas when outside, or go inside to an air-conditioned space. Schedule an annual exam with your doctor that includes checking for any changes to your skin and, between exams, you should check your skin monthly for any changes (don’t forget your back!).Bicycle and Walking SafetyRide with traf c and walk against traf c. Be aware of your surroundings, use sidewalks, trails, and lanes whenever possible and look for well-lit routes at night. Helmets are required for bicycle riders under the age of 16 and being visible, however body injuries can occur at any age so it is safer for all persons to wear a bike helmet. Also, be visible by wearing bright or re ective colors at night. Please remember that bicycle riders must obey the same traf c laws as motorists such as stopping at stop signs, staying in your lane, and using hand signals. Be a responsible bicyclist! We enjoy great weather all year in Florida, but as we prepare for the summer months and rising temperatures, please use precaution and have a safe and healthy summer! Tips to Having a Safe Summer Crossword Puzzle

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Football camp offered a v ariety of character building initiatives on and off the eldBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunStrength, courage, respect and honor. These characteristics were on display throughout this year’s NFL High School Player Development Program Camp at Anquan Boldin Stadium in Pahokee. Held from June 14-15, high school football players, mostly from Pahokee and Glades Central (Belle Glade), took to the football eld and to the Pahokee Middle School’s gymnasium as they were educated on a variety of topics geared toward the enhanced well-being of the studentathlete. Sponsored primarily by the NFL and the U.S. Army National Guard, the third annual NFL H.S.P.D. camp initiative focused on character dev elopment and mentoring in areas such as goal setting, time management, teamwork, sportsmanship, communication, social media, bullying, leadership, managing relationships, concussion safety/awareness and stress management. Houston Tate, who serves as the director of Palm Beach County’s Of ce of Community Revitalization, was in attendance at the two-day camp and offered his take. “It could be observed during the 2012 NFL HSPD event that the overall student behavior has bene ted and improved,” Tate said. “From the use of the NFL’s student/coach planner, it provides coaches with the opportunity to discuss the character development theme with student athletes over the year on a monthly basis.” The NFL’s H.S.P.D. program, now in its third year of operation, provided both student athletes and non-student athletes with a balanced view o f career options in case a professional football career doesn’t pan out. “We want our student athletes to think about ‘back-up’ strategies that can reinforce their preparation for academic success in high school and in college,” Tate said. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 L L O O K I N G F F O R M M O T I V A T E D P P E O P L E M A N A G E M E N T P P O S I T I O N S L I T T L E C C A E S A R S C C L E W I S T O N N e e d t t o b b e c c o m m i t t e d t t o e e x c e l l e n c e M a n a g e m e n t e e x p e r i e n c e a a m m u s t F o o d i i n d u s t r y e e x p e r i e n c e a a p p l u s W i l l t t r a i n t t o m m e e t L L i t t l e C C a e s a r s s s t a n d a r d s P a y m e n t s s c h e d u l e b b o n u s s s t r u c t u r e + + b b e n e f i t s Please send resume to cathy@jamapizza.com 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOPahokee Air Force JROTC Cadets Complete Leadership TrainingFour Pahokee Air Force JROTC cadets successfully completed summer leadership school from June 10 to 15. The training took place at Ft. Stewart Army Post in Savannah, Georgia. This is an intensive training program including academics, athletic competition, drill, and uniform and room inspections. The cadets also participated in the Army’s small weapons simulator. Ruth Martinez was a member of Bravo ight that was named Honor Flight. She had the highest room inspection grade in her ight and also had the fastest one mile time for all female basic cadets. Timothy Adams had the highest room inspection grade for Delta ight and Juan Garcia served on the cadet staff as logistic of cer. Pahokee and Glades Central Football Players Attend Third Annual NFL H.S.P.D. Camp PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASEight players won awards from the National Guard at this year’s NFL H.S.P.D. Camp. SEE FOOTBALL 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 BY TOM NORDLIE UFMost people try to avoid feeding hungry mosquitoes, but for some medical researchers it’s a different story. Lab-raised mosquitoes are used in studies investigating how the blood-sucking insects transmit viruses and parasites. Those mosquitoes must be cared for and that means providing female specimens with blood, which supplies protein they need to produce eggs. Some labs allow their mosquitoes to feed the old-fashioned way, by biting live animals. But to save time, money and effort, other labs give the insects packaged animal blood, which may contain additives or lack components removed by processing. Scientists with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found that different types of blood in uence the quantity of eggs a female mosquito produces, and the likelihood those eggs hatch. That’s important to know, because mosquito researchers typically want to know how closely their lab experiments mimic real-world conditions. The study, conducted at UF’s Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, was published in the June issue of Journal of Vector Ecology. To feed the mosquitoes, scientists used four blood sources: live chickens, chicken blood with an anticoagulant added, beef blood with an anticoagulant added, and beef blood with its main clotting protein removed. Female mosquitoes were divided into groups and most groups were offered only one blood source throughout the study. One example of the variability the scientists found: Among mosquitoes offered beef blood without the clotting protein, only 31 percent chose to feed; among those that fed, 40 percent laid eggs and 70 percent of those eggs hatched. In contrast, 61 percent of the mosquitoes offered a live chicken chose to feed, 46 percent of those that fed laid eggs, and 83 percent of those eggs hatched. Lead author Stephanie Richards, now an assistant professor at East Carolina University, said the results show that mosquito researchers should carefully consider feeding methods when designing experiments. She also suggests more research might be needed to determine whether different blood sources may affect mosquitoes’ ability to transmit viruses. Study Shows How Diet Affects LabRaised Mosquitos in Medical Studies On both days, there was ample time for the players to improve their craft in the sport that they love. The high school football athletes participated in a series of positional drills and in a few 7-on-7 passing games. In all, the camp provided the players a truly balanced mix of academics and athletics. LaCheri Lee, who is the NFL’s High School Player Development site manager, said she wanted the high school football players from the Muck to experience a camp setting that was tailored speci cally to their area. It ultimately allowed the players and coaches to stay near their homes, w hich was probably the biggest bene t the twoday camp had to offer. “We love to come over here to be with you all each summer,” Lee said. “A lot of the guys in the NFL have participated in this program, so you never know who will be your teammate or doorway to the other side. So take advantage of all the opportunities that are presented to you. As long as we’re able to, we want to keep bringing this camp to your backyard every year.” Representatives from the Palm Beach County Sports Commission were also in attendance at the NFL’s H.S.P.D. camp in Pahokee. “It seems like the kids got a hands-on opportunity to be really involved with coaches that have played in the NFL,” said Scott Gilinski, communications and marketing director for the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “It helped them build up their character and gave them an opportunity to be around people who really want to see them succeed on and off the eld. It was a refreshing thing to see.” As the camp reached its conclusion on June 15, representatives from the National Guard awarded a series of special awards to eight players who actively participated in the function. The student athlete recipients were as follows: Ron’shad Pettigrew (Pahokee) – Respect Rashaun Croney (Pahokee) – Integrity Devante’ Seabrook (Glades Central) Duty Trent Laidler (Pahokee) – Honor Haymond Jones, Jr. (Glades Central) – Personal Courage Anton Paige (Pahokee) – Sel ess Service Derry Brown (Pahokee) – Loyalty Arron Baker (Glades Central) – Leadership The entire scope of this year’s program was assisted by the Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and Palm Beach County’s government. In addition, players from Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington and Clewiston appeared at the function. Horace Odoms, who transferred from Pahokee a few years ago to Wellington, talked about his experience at the two-day camp. “It feels like I never left home,” said Wellington senior-to-be Horace Odoms, who transferred from Pahokee a few years ago. “I’m proud to be back in Pahokee to learn about character development at this camp. It’s going to help me prepare for the fall and get better.” FOOTBALLContinued  8 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASPlayers from Pahokee, Glades Central, Clewiston, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington teamed up with their coaches, representative s from the NFL, the U.S. Army National Guard, the Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and the Palm Beach County government to participated i n the thrid annual NFL H.S.P.D. camp in Pahokee from June 14-15.

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Employment Full Time Journeyman Plant Mechanics $22.43 per Hour Perm Full Time Two Openings Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com G rab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. H ow fast can your car go? 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RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date dated the 8th day of June, 2012, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000238, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and JACKIE L. BYLSMA, INDIVUALLY AND AS MANAGING MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A JACKIE LYNN BYLSMA, TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), APRIL TURNER, INDIVIDAULLY AND AS MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A CHARLES ROBERT TURNER IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall set to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit “A” A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID PARCEL OF LAND COMPRISES A PORTION OF LANDS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK (ORB) 82, PAGE 485 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 34, THENCE PROCEED SOUTH 0022’03” EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 2143.80 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE “MERRIAM MEANDER LINE’, SAID INTERSECTION MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE AFORESAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 0022’03” EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 979.10 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) LINE OF STATE ROAD 78 (66 FEET WIDE); THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 34, RUN SOUTH 5752’32” WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 226.69 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE, RUN NORTH 0022’03” WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE AFORESAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 575.25 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID PARALLEL LINE, RUN SOUTH 8937’57” WEST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 240.31 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE AFORESAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485, SAID WEST LINE ALSO BEING THE AFORESAID “MERRIAM MEANDER LINE’; THENCE NORTH 0615’41” WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485, A DISTANCE OF 626.92 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LANDS; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN SOUTH 7857’04” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485 AND CONTINUING ALONG SAID “MERRIAM MEANDER LINE”, A DISTANCE OF 507.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 this 11th day of June, 2012. JOE FLINT Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Law Of ce of Marshall C. Watson 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 419947 GCD 6/21,28/2012 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 4049 2008 4104329-06021910130 Affordable Lehigh Builders, Inc. Lot 13, Block 2191, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419663 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE 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, June 27, 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. 418774 CN 6/14,21/2012 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE OF AERIAL ADULT MOSQUITO TREATMENTS Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over the county as mosquito population levels warrant. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year. The treatments will be performed during evening hours, weather permitting. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. This operation will be conducted by Clarke.If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 419993 CN/CB 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole Drainage District has been scheduled for June 26, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida of ce located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL. Joe Marlin Hilliard Supervisor Flaghole Drainage District 420174 CN 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The regular meeting of the Board Of Supervisors of Sugarland Drainage District has been scheduled for June 26, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida of ce located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL. Joe Marlin Hilliard Supervisor Sugarland Drainage District 420175 CN 6/21/2012 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Employment Medical

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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 2844 2008 1214334-03000070090 Lewis Allen, Jr. Lot 9, Block 7, Harlem Addition No. 7 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419664 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2793 2008 1214334-010000X0050 Blondina L. Cassell Lot 9, Block X, Harlem Addition No. 3, to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419661 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3058 2008 2024329-28000000371 Thomas Miller Jr. The North 20 feet of that part of Lots 67, 68 and 69, lying South of ditch, all in Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419662 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 4064 2008 4104329-06021940030 Gladys M. Alonzo, Manuel A. Alonzo & Manuel Alonzo Lot 3, Block 2194, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419559 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDSREQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about July 3, 2012 Hendry County will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project funded through Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds (DREF) CDBG contract 12DBP5-09-36-01-K63 in the amount of $119,575.41 for multi-family rehabilitation of rental units located at Green Tree South Rental Development in Hendry County. Hendry County has determined that the activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requirements. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on le at the of ce of Mrs. Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the Environmental Review Record (ERR) to Mrs. Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director. Additional project information is contained in the ERR on le at Mrs. Papinaw’s of ce located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. All comments must be received by Monday, July 2, 2012. Comments will be considered prior to Hendry County requesting a release of funds. RELEASE OF FUNDS Hendry County certi es to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Tristan Chapman in his capacity as Chairman, Hendry County Board of County Commissioners consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce r esponsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satis ed. The State’s approval of the certi cation satis es its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows Hendry County to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of fund and Hendry County certi cation for a period of fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certi cation was not executed by the Certifying Of cer of Hendry County; (b) Hendry County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact Hendry County to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners420168 CB/CN 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The following vehicles and equipment are available for sale by the City of Pahokee by sealed bid. Vehicles may be viewed at the City of Pahokee Motor Pool area, 1501 McClure Rd., Pahokee, Fl., beginning Monday, June 25, 2012 through Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding weekends. You must notify staff that you are on the property. The bid items may also be viewed on the City website at www.cityofpahokee.com. Sealed bids are due by 12:00 pm on Monday July 16, 2012 and will be opened at 12:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers located at 360 E. Main St., Pahokee, FL 33476. Buyers do not need to be present. Winning bidders must make full payment by Thursday, July 19, 2012 by 6 p.m. or the vehicle or equipment will be awarded to the next highest bidder. All vehicles are sold “ as is ” and must be removed from city property by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012. Vehicles not removed, will be towed from city property. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bid Item # Description VIN or Serial Number Minimum Bid Bid # 1 1999 Ford F-150 1FTZX1726YNA89099 $800.00 Bid # 2 1994 Ford Econoline Van 1FBJS31H2RHA73930 $800.00 Bid # 3 2002 Ford Taurus 1FAFP522X2A198073 $2000.00 420100 CN 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the School Board will conduct a regular meeting on July 10, 2012 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Sub-of ce, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to designate certain positions for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class within the Florida Retirement System. Proposed positions to be included in the Senior Management Services Class may be reviewed at the Human Resource Of ce, Hendry County School Board, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman Richard A. “Rick” Murphy, Superintendent 420161 CN 6/21,28/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPAVING OF APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES OF CR 835, FROM 5.7 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 2.7 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, CLEWISTON, FL FN 429938-1 BID No. 2012-23 OPENING DATE AND TIME JULY 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for construction services in connection with the repaving of approximately 3 miles of CR 835, from 5.7 miles south of US 27 to 2.7 miles south of US 27, Clewiston, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by July 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 420166 CB/CN 6/21,28;7/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman 420164 CN/CB 6/21/2012 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 2559 2008 1314433-A0002980000 Gislaine Joseph & Lue Jaques Eyssallene The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5754, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419560 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2540 2008 1314433-A0001830000 Alejandro Fernandez Cabrera The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5724, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419556 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in theclassifieds. I t  s never too l ate to fi n d the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y When you want something sold, advertise in theclassifieds. I t  s never too l ate to fi n d the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salespe r so n in to wn.

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 2841 2008 1214334-03000060080 Harold M. & Mary Lee Johnson Lot 8, Block 6, Harlem Addition No. 7, to the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 80, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419562 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 4070 2008 4104329-06021950040 James C. Hunnicutt and Patrice K. Hunnicutt Lot 4, Block 2195, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419627 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2708 2008 1214334-010000K0100 Glenda T. Marshall & Willie M. Harris Lot 14 in Block K. Harlem Addition to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419632 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 4050 2008 4104329-06021920080 Pierre A. Reme and Felourde Reme Lot 8, Block 2192, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419666 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3153 2008 2024329-670000D0090 The Land Doctor Investments, Inc. Lots 21 and 22, Block D, Sunset Park, LaBelle, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419630 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. McKinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEN ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleetwood 14x52 Mobile Home, Vin No.:LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. and on July 19th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis CN/CB 6/14,21,28 and 7/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Nicholas R. Audet, 266 Palmdale Ave., LaBelle Jory S. Corbitt, 4147 Ft Center Ave., LaBelle Charlie J. Gasper 480 Martin Luther King Blvd., LaBelle Andrew L. Williams, 909 Sawgrass St., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 06/21/2012 420171 CB 6/21/2012 INVITATION TO BID City of Clewiston Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: 2012 Paving Project, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled 2012 Paving Project. The work consists of installing approximately 33,641 square yards of one inch (1”) AP-9.5 asphalt overlay, stripping, and other associated work. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $20.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Clewiston, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida. The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Steve McKown, City Manager City of Clewiston, Florida 419834 CN 6/21/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeEVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2012 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; 2. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2012-2013 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Wednesday, 23rd day of May, 2012. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 418631 CGS/CB 6/21,28/2012 PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF PAHOKEE A PUBLIC HEARING will be held during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting on the following proposed Ordinance at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in the Commission Chambers located at 360 E. Main St., Pahokee, Florida at which time the City Commission will consider its adoption into law. The introduction and rst reading for Ordinance No. 2012-07 was held on May 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and introduction and rst reading for Ordinance No. 2012-08 was held on June 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. during Commission Meeting. The ordinances in their entirety may be inspected at the Of ce of the City Clerk, Pahokee City Hall 207 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, Florida, during regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. 1. 2012 – 07 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE PLACING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CITY CHARTER ON THE BALLOT FOR THE AUGUST 14, 2012 PRIMARY ELECTION PROPOSING TO CHANGE THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR THE DATE PAHOKEE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ARE HELD, § 4.04 CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT, EFFECTIVE DATE, REPEAL LASWS IN CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION. 2. 2012 – 08 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE REVISING THE ORDER FOR CERTAIN ITEMS TO BE HEARD DURING THE CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, REVISING ARTICLE II, SECTION 2-26, RULES OF PROCEDURE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND SEVERABILITY. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the above City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the Appeal is to be based. 420101 CN 6/21/2012 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 2826 2008 1214334-03000010070 Douglas E. Molloy Lot 7, Block 1, Harlem Addition No. 7, to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419557CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3144 2008 2024329-670000C0050 Thelma L. McLymont And Pearl Darling, Estate Lot 10, Block C, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419558 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 3134 2008 2024329-670000B0222 John A. Mathis Lot 34, Block B, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419665 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 2617 2008 1144334-01000000060 Ramon & Janie Navarro Lot 6, Twin Lakes Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419628 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012, during the Annual Landowners’ Meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 3343. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as proposed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as nally approved by the Board of Supervisors for the District. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Wednesday, 23rd day of May 2012. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 418632 CGS 6/21,28/2012 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 3151 2008 2024329-670000D0031 Shermiya D. Benson Lot 11, Block D, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat 2, Page 1, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419563 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 I t  s never too l ate to fi n d the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Flood control is a critical mission in South Florida, w here weather extremes include torrential rainfallThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board is recognizing June as Flood Awareness Month to raise awareness about the risk of ooding in South Florida and encourage residents to help reduce that risk. "Living and working in South Florida comes w ith the inherent risk of heavy rainfall and potential ooding," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. "While the District works diligently to maintain the ood control system and to quickly move water away from communities after storms, we encourage residents to be prepared as well." Flood control has been a critical component of life in Florida and a high priority of the state legislature since 1949, when it created the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District the predecessor to the South Florida Water Management District. Since those early days of pumping stormwater, the District has evolved into a multi-faceted agency, with ood control just one of several core missions that address South Florida's water needs. Due to the region's weather extremes, the District's extensive ood control system of canals, levels, berms, and water control structures is sometimes challenged from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 to Hurricane Wilma in 2005, and then again recently with record rainfall in the Kissimmee Valley in October 2011 and heavy rainfall in Miami-Dade County in May 2012. At the District, preparing for these extreme events is a yearround effort.Maintenance: keeping the ow goingThe District has an extensive program of structural maintenance and upgrades, carried out primarily during the dry season, that is critical to ensuring the regional ood control system operates at optimal capacity. During the past ve years, the District has invested approximately $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 In the midst of the summer rain and hurricane season, many canals and lakes from Orlando to the Florida Keys are lowered, creating additional capacity to store stormwater and provide ood protection. District crews also regularly inspect the approximately 1,300 water control structures and 64 pump stations.Know the owFlood control in South Florida is a shared responsibility. Residents are encouraged to do their part by: Keeping ditches, swales, drainage grates, and retention lakes clear of debris, trash, and other discarded material. Knowing whether a nearby canal is a primary canal maintained by the District or a secondar y canal maintained by a municipality or drainage district. Reporting the location and condition of an y clogged or damaged facilities to the proper authority. Making sure trees or other vegetation do not encroach on canal maintenance right-of-way. More tips on how residents can prepare for the rainy season are available on the District's Rainy Season Readiness web site. SFWMD Recognizes June as ‘Flood Awareness Month’ SUBMITTED PHOTOFather’s Day celebrationOn June 16, members from Station 72 participated in the Fathers Day celebration held at MLK park in Pahokee. The Pahokee Housin g Authority sponsored the event. Our crews originally helped set up the massive grill but were the hit when they brought out the re hose. The City had several bounce house’s set up so the water curtain the crews put in service was a big hit during the afternoon heat. SUBMITTED PHOTOSMaintaining South Florida’s ood control system requires extensive upkeep to maintain canals, pump stations, vegetation and water control structures. Examples include: (Clockwise from top left) S-235 gate replacement in Glades County; S-140 pump repair in Broward County; S-135 pump and engine refurbishment in Martin County; vegetation removal on Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP12 11 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BJORN LUSTH Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bjorn Lusth, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2012, le number CP12 11, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Rt 27, 500 Avenue “J”, Moore Have, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OF 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is June 14, 2012. Personal Representative Enid P. Howell 411 NE 11th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Attorney for Personal Representative Donald B. Medalie Florida Bar No. 054021 Medalie & Medalie, P.A. 800 E. Broward Boulevard, Suite 301 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954)522-5303 419442 GCD 6/14,21,/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2008-CA-17 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vsLuis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife; Unknown Parties 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, Devises, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated May 7, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-17 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHAVEN, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., June 28, 2012, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, BLOCK 1, MOORE HAVEN RIVER GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREFO RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 MOORE HAVEN, Florida, this 29th day of May, 2012. /S/ Julie Braddock JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 419251 CN 6/14,21/2012 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on July 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.: 2008 Chevy, VIN: 1GCHK29638E140753 1998 Winnebago, VIN: 1GBKP37W9J3312029 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 419998 CN 6/21/2012LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION Noti cation is hereby given that Seacoast National Bank, 815 Colorado Avenue, Stuart, Florida, 34994, has led an application with the Comptroller of the Currency on June 15, 2012, as speci ed in 12 CFR 5, for permission to relocate its intrastate branch from its current location at 601 Highway 27, Moore Haven, Florida, 33471 to 501 U.S. Highway 27, Moore Haven, Florida, 33471. Any person wishing to comment on this application may le comments in writing with Director for District Licensing, Southern District Of ce, 500 North Akard Street, Suite 1600, Dallas, Texas, 75201, within 15 days of the date of this publication. 420154 GCD 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Brandie Guasp conducting a Photography business at 721 Seminole Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Butter y Photography and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Brandie Guasp Ownership of Butter y Photography is as follows: Brandie Guasp Owner It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Butter y Photography under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Brandie Guasp DATE: 6/6/2012 721 Seminole Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 419845 CN 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on June 28, 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 The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 419720 CB/CN 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 419956 CN 6/21/2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:30pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.420136 CN 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/06/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 FORD 1FTNW21P73EB41487 420118 CN 6/21/2012PUBLIC NOTICE The regular meeting of the Board Of Supervisors of Hendry Hilliard Water Control District has been scheduled for June 26, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida of ce located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL. Joe Marlin Hilliard Supervisor Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District 420176 CN 6/21/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 62011CA000846CAXXXX SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL F. KNOTEK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL F. KNOTEK; and JOHN DOE(S) AND JANE DOE(S) AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May3 I 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 262011CA000846CA XXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein MICHAEL F. KNOTEK, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL F. KNOTEK, and JOHN DOE(S) AND JANE DOE(S) AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, et al, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Street, 2nd Floor Lobby, LaBelle, Florida; (Telephone 863-675-5204), Circuit Civil Division; Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on th 27th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 22 and 23, GOODNOS SUBDIVISION of Block 89 of the Town of LaBelle, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 67, Public Records of Lee County, Florida, lying and being in, Hendry County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST OR RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER SIXTY (60) DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED this 4th day of June, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Andrew A. Pineiro, Esq. Pineiro Byrd PLLC 4600 Military Trail, Suite 212 Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 799-9280 (telephone) (561) 799-9287 (facsimile) NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the ADA, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is Tess than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 419247 CN 6/14,21/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262009CA001316XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR HOLDERS OF SAMI II TRUST 2006-AR7, Plaintiffs vs. SHANTA WATTIE NADDEN, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 28, 2010 and an Order Resetting Sale dated 6-8-12, and entered in Case No. 262009CA0013 16XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the ‘Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N,A. AS TRUSTEE FOR HOLDERS OF SAMI, II TRUST 2006-AR7 is Plaintiff and SHANTAWATT1E NADDEN; VENCOTRA NADDEN; UNKNOWN TENANT NO, 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 3; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 4; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 5; UNKNOWN TENANT NO, 6; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best. bidder for cash at on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse 25 Fast Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 14 AND 15, IN BLOCK 374 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER. 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 7178, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENT)ENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at. Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 71 L DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on June 12, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 419942 CN 6/21,28/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS MOWING ROADWAYS AND THE SKY VALLEY M.S.B.U. IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2012-22 OPENING DATE AND TIME: JULY 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Mowing Roadways and the Sky Valley M.S.B.U. in Hendry County”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by July 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on June 28, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners CB/CGS 419392 6/14,21,28/2012 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 2880 2008 1234334-01000000101 Rigoberto Guillermo Hernandez, Maria Elena Hernandez and Amera Mortgage Corporation A parcel of land in fractional Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Section 23; thence South 58 degrees 29’06” East a distance of 67.89 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’24” East a distance of 560.16 feet; thence South 10 degrees 42’36” East along the Westerly right-of-way line of a county road a distance of 329.92 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue a distance of 71.22 feet; thence North 58 degrees 29’06” West a distance of 128.53 feet; thence North 88 degrees 20’17” East a distance of 96.37 feet to the point-of-beginning. Also known as part of Lot 19, Hookers Subdivision, unrecorded. 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419658 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: United States Sugar Corporation (USSC 6415 ABCD) 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120518-10 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 160 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from a master surface water management system and the project is located in Section 15, Township 46 South, Range 34 East. Southern Garden Groves Corporation (Alcoma SCFE Citrus Rail Project) 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120425-1 for an Environmental Resource Permit for 26.16 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to a master surface water management system and the project is located in Sections 31, 36, Township 43 South, Ranges 32, 33 East. Collier Enterprises Management, Inc. and Collier Land Holdings, Ltd. (Gum Swamp Farm) 975 New Harvest Road, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Application 120508-2 for modi cation of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00440-S for 1,474.4 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Okaloachoochee Slough and Kissimmee Billy Strand and the project is located in Sections 19-21, 27-30, Township 47 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 419933 CN 6/21/2012 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 2867 2008 1214334-051000D0010 Everald Richards Lot 1, Block D, Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase Two, a subdivision in the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat ther eof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 172, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419629 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 4034 2008 4104329-06021870020 Affordable Lehigh Builders, Inc. Lot 2, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419659 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of the preparation of a draft Everglades Forever Act (EFA) watershed permit and proposed consent order for the construction, operation and maintenance by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), 3301Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, of the Everglades Construction Project (ECP) Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs); the preparation of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) watershed permit and proposed consent Order for the operation and maintenance by SFWMD of the ECP STAs; and the Department’s intent to conduct a public meeting on the proposed draft permits and proposed consent orders at the time and place set forth below. The STAs are operated to reduce phosphorus concentrations in surface waters and provide ood protection for the contributing basins prior to discharging either directly or indirectly into the Everglades Protection Area. The ECP STAs facilities and discharge locations are located in Palm Beach County (STA-1East, STA-1West, STA 2, STA 3/4 and STA5/6), Broward County (STA-3/4 and STA 5/6) and Hendry (STA-5/6). The draft permits, proposed consent orders and supporting information can be accessed via the Department’s website at http://www.dep.state. .us/water/wqssp/everglades/ecp-sta.htm Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department’s proposed permitting decision to Kelli Edson, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 or Kelli.Edson@dep.state. .us in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department’s Tallahassee Of ce or at the meeting venue by the close of the public meeting. Failure to submit comments within this time period may constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number; the applicant’s name and address; the Department permit le number; and the county or counties in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; and (c) A statement of any rules or statutes which you contend require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s action or proposed action. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DATE AND TIME: July 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM PLACE: South County Civic Center (Room B), 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL. 33446 PURPOSE: To obtain public comments on the draft permits and proposed consent orders for the ECP STAs. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing to Kelli Edson, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 or Kelli.Edson@dep.state. .us prior to the meeting. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling the Bureau of Personnel Services at (850) 245-2511, or by calling (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice) via the Florida Relay Service. When a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. Any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department’s proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment, the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s Tallahassee Of ce, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, at phone number (850) 245-3180 420165 CB 6/21/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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6th through 12th can get together in a safe and supervised environment. Belle Glade Alliance Church’s youth night is held each Sunday night at 6 p.m. Friday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., y outh can gather at Good Shepherd Church of God in Pahokee for free food, indoor/outdoor games, and a devotion. Call 561-924-7284 for more information. Most children love the thought of “going on a picnic;” local parks are an excellent option for this. Parents can pack a homemade lunch or buy a pizza and enjoy it in the park; after eating the kids can burn off much of their energy on the swings, slides, and monkey bars. “People often take parks for granted -they’re just there, but there’s so much more to parks,” said L.J. Margolis, with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation. “They provide free and affordable opportunities for healthy, happy living. Families reconnect and recreate together at parks. Kids run and play, getting good exercise and fresh air.” John Stretch, Glades Pioneer, and Paul Rardin Parks are all county operated parks. These parks have playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, baseball elds, family picnic shelters, barbecue grills, and bicycle and walking paths. Lyons, Mace, and Airport Parks are city operated parks and offer a combination of playgrounds, tennis courts, and baseball elds. When planning an adventure to the park, keep in mind that some rules may apply depending on whether the park is operated by the county or the city. According to L.J. Margolis, because of safety concerns, the use of bounce houses, caterers, or other vendors must be approved though the pavilion rental process. For more information regarding pavilion rentals, call the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department at 561966-6600 and follow the prompts for the desired park location. Pioneer Park Aquatic Center is the perfect place in town to cool off on those scorching, hot days. They have a public swimming pool with three waterslides and tipping buckets in the shallow end. The pool is open Tuesday thru Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the admission fee is $1. Swimming lessons are also available. Pioneer Park also has a Splash Park; this area has no admission fee and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Another option for entertaining the kiddies is shing; the Glades has no shortage of waterholes or canal banks to sh from. However, keep in mind you may need a shing license depending on the type of shing equipment you will be using, your legal residency status (from Palm Beach County or from another county), and the types of sh you plan to catch. Fishing licenses can be purchased at most bait and tackle stores along w ith information on which sh are acceptable to keep. Of course, there will be days like we’ve seen rather frequently in the past week or two --lots of rain. There may also be days that you just want to stay home and relax as much as the kids will allow. For those days, there are still many options to keep the kids occupied. Movie day -pop some popcorn and re-watch movies that are in your home library or get a few rental movies. Depending on the age of your children -have coloring contests, costume parties and act out a favorite book, cartoon, or movie. You don’t need a degree in science to perform science experiments; some of the most intriguing lessons come from household items and child will be awed by what they learn. Some things are as simple as soaking an egg in vinegar for a few days (watch each day for the transformation that occurs); build a volcano, add some baking soda to the crater and pour in a little vinegar colored with the food coloring of your choice. Sciencebob.com has many experiments for children and kidzone.ws has various activities and science experiments for home use. Also, ask the local librarian to recommend a book of science experiments for children. The bottom line is most kids do not require, or even want, an extravagant summer break. They just want to have some fun and spend time with their family and friends making silly memories and going on many adventures. The adventures may seem foolish to us as adults but those silly adventures will be what they remember most when they grow up. Enjoy your summer and your kids! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 SUMMERContinued  1 PHOTO / AMANDA RAMOS-GUYAnother event children enjoyed was the Ice Age Rampage; children learned about real Florida fossils like the mammoth and saber cat skulls; they touched a real dinosaur egg and megalodon tooth. tion claim. The property owner, Austin Management, led motions to have the trial ruling overturned but the motion was denied a few months ago. He has started the process to collect on this judgment and determine the assets the defendants possess. Matthew 25 founder, Rev. Richard Witherow, passed away earlier this year. There is some insurance in the picture but there is a dispute with the insurance company over coverage. “It’s dif cult to say right now what the likelihood of collections will be and how quick those collections will be,” he admitted. Matthew 25 was also embroiled in a housing and zoning dispute with Okeechobee County when they created residences for sex offenders in Dixie Ranch Acres and near the former Red Top Dairy. “The victims lost their house and can never get them back. Some of the residents had lived there for their entire lives and have had to reestablish their life in other places,” the attorney said. Colfax said there was testimony about the issue in Okeechobee in the trial. It was alleged that the opposition to the homes in Okeechobee was one of the reasons they moved the offenders into Pahokee. “They weren’t very public about it and certainly didn’t tell the residents about what was going on until the deal was done,” he added. Each of the 14 plaintiffs will receive a portion of the settlement that will range from at least $10,000 to more than $100,000. OFFENDERSContinued  1