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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: 07-12-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunThe video of a shooting attack in Belle Glade painted a picture that only the moving image could capture: four men running for their lives amid a hail of bullets. Two men fall early in the scene, stumbling onto the pavement, with one of the men desperately crawling across the darkened street, unable to lift himself and run. Another person would not make it into the video, having been gunned down before he could try to escape. Of cials believe that man was Kenji Simeton, of Belle Glade, who was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries he sustained in the attack. Little other information exists about the incident, a fact that has Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of cials, including the sheriff himself, frustrated. Few witnesses were willing to come forward in the aftermath, and only a slight description of a suspect has been released: witnesses say a black male, dressed in black, and armed with a handgun may have been responsible for the shooting. The incident happened on Monday, July 9, at approximately 9:30 p.m., according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of ce. For unknown reasons, the men became the subjects of a directed shooting attack at the area of the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It was the second of two murders in the span of two days. The rst happened a day before Kenji's death, at approximately 2:22 a.m. on Sunday, July 8. Deputies responding to a "shots red" call that morning arrived at the area to nd a woman slumped over in a red Nissan four-door vehicle. Two women had been in the car at the time of the shooting, reported the passenger. They were traveling north on Ninth Street, preparing to turn west onto Southwest C Street when the passenger reported hearing multiple gunshots and then seeing the driver, 27year-old Shaqoya Butler, fall over the steering wheel. Butler would not survive the shooting. In this case, no one stepped forward with information on possible suspects. At a news conference on Tuesday, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw pleaded for help from the community in locating the persons responsible for the murders of Simeton and Butler. Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspected individuals. "There's a lot of people who kno w what's going on," the sheriff told medi a outlets. "These are setups. They kno w who they are after. They are picking their targets." The shootings continue to rock the Belle Glade area, which had been quiet since the outpour of support from the community after the shooting death o f Jimmy McMillan, a local grocery store clerk. The recent spike in shootings has some concerned, but the sheriff said he would be deploying additional units to the Glades area. Of some comfort to Belle Glade resT J Deena Stamm page 11 V. N. SEE MURDER  11 STILL SHOT / PBSOVideo released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce show the shooting taking place in Belle Glade. Of cials are hoping it will encourage people to report information about the crime. To see the video, search Facebook for “Belle Glade Sun.” “THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. THESE ARE SET-UPS. THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE AFTER. THEY ARE PICKING THEIR TARGETS.” SILENCEIS BROKEN BY BELLE GLADEMURDERS

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonOne of the most common wading birds in the Southern United States is the Snowy Egret. This species’s range includes the continental United States from northern California to Maine, south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and most of South America. Large numbers of Snowy Egrets from northern states winter in Florida. Florida’s resident population lives and breeds mainly in the central and the southern peninsula of the state. Snowy Egrets were nearly decimated by plume hunters in the early twentieth century and are listed in Florida as a “Species of Special Concern.” This medium-sized all-white heron is about two feet tall. They are smaller than a Great Egret and larger than a Cattle Egret. It has a long thin neck that it usually holds in an “S” curve in ight. Adults have a long thin bill and long black legs with vivid yellow feet. The upper bill in front of the eyes is normally yellow, but turns red during the breeding season when they grow thin wispy plumes on their neck, breast, and back. The Snowy Egret’s call is a loud nasal squawk when they’re defending their territory. Juveniles look similar to the adults, but their bill is paler, they have yellow feet, and their legs are yellow with a black front edge. Snowy Egrets can be confused with the white immature Little Blue Herons. Immature Little Blue Herons are slightly thinner and they have greenish legs and feet. Snowy Egrets forage for food in freshwater or saltwater habitats. They stir their bright yellow feet to startle prey while they are feeding. Other foraging behaviors include walking slowly in shallow water, chasing prey, or standing in order to capture small sh, shrimp, or small vertebrates. These birds breed in Florida from January through August. They usually build nests in colonies with other wading bird species in swamps, mangroves, or in vegetation above water. Their nest is a platform of sticks in trees or bushes less than 30 feet above the ground or water. They lay three to ve blue-green eggs that hatch in about 18 days with the young edging when they are about 25 days old. During the Breeding Bird Atlas 1 Survey 25 years ago Snowy Egrets were con rmed breeding birds in inland Florida west of Lake Okeechobee and a few other locations near Lake Okeechobee. The Breeding Bird Atlas Survey (2012-2016) is underway. To help document the breeding birds or to participate in a morning survey during July or August in Hendry or Glades County contact Margaret England. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on Saturday 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 schedules. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Covenant Academy Preschool & Daycare, LLCElaine Williams & Shanan Johnson, Owners 309 E. Trinidad Ave. Clewiston 863-983-3300 Fax: 863-983-2280 Summer slots still available Sugar Realty Pamela RedondoAgent Cell: (954) 612-1300 Office: (863) 983-2933 Fax: (863) 983-2871 Email: pam.sugarrealty@gmail.com 700 Sugarland Highway • Clewiston, FL 33440 www.sugarrealty.com“The Sweetest Deal In Town” $90 for 6 weeks Call 863-983-9148 or email us @newszap.com to learn more! 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! It all began in 1962. Fast forward 50 years and more than 35,000 graduates later, Edison State College continues to be a Southwest Florida leader in higher education. Our instructors are passionate about bringing real-world expertise to the classroom so our global market. See for yourself. Visit us on campus or online today. 863-674-6000www.edison.eduA Higher Degree of You BRENDA HOOTSforSupervisor of Elections21 Years of Experience in Elections Thank you to those who came out to my recent fund-raiser. Your support is deeply appreciated. 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At the July 10, 2012, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: Island Way – postponed selection of an alignment for Jupiter Park Drive/Western Corridor, to be known as Island Way, and directed staff to re-advertise for public hearing on Sept. 11. Brown elds – adopted a resolution designating the former Pike Utilities property, a countyowned parcel on Charleston Road in unincorporated Lake Worth, as a Brown elds area to facilitate cleanup and redevelopment. The estimated cleanup cost is $482,000 with approximately $98,000 coming from the EPA’s Brownelds Assessment federal grant fund. Action Plan – adopted a resolution approving the Palm Beach County Action Plan for FY 20122013. Federal HUD grant allocations from the CDBG, HOME and ESG programs total approximately $7.5 million for Palm Beach County. Transit Village – postponed for 60 days a proposal for development of the county-owned village transit property next to the Tri-Rail station within the city of West Palm Beach’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) district. Riviera Beach Marina – approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Riviera Beach for improvements to the city marina. The twophase project includes replacement of the seawall/bulkheads, piers and docks. Boynton Marina – postponed to a July 24 workshop discussion of a request by the Boynton Beach CRA to demolish an existing building on the Boynton Marina site that formerly housed a dive shop. Budget – directed staff to submit to the Property Appraiser a proposed maximum millage rate of 4.7815 mills for the FY 2013 countywide non-voted budget and to advertise for public hearings on Sept. 6 and Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers. The nal millage rate can be lower, but not higher, than 4.7815 mills. SHIP – approved a modi cation to the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) local housing assistance program pertaining to very low, low and moderate income-eligible households. SHIP funds require no local match. NewKita – approved an option agreement with NewKita Group, Inc. for the donation of an 11.8-acre parcel of county-owned property in unincorporated Belle Glade for development of a multiuse recreational and community center complex adjacent to the Palm Glades Apartments. NewKita is a nonpro t organization whose mission is to enhance personal enrichment and community unity through recreational activities, sports, health, tness, entertainment and education. Annexation – approved an interlocal agreement with the village of Tequesta for the annexation of three enclaves totaling 2.12 acres located on the south side of County Line Road and east of Riverside Drive. Pero Farms – approved an amended and restated declaration of covenants and restrictions on 53 acres of the McMurrain property in the Ag Reserve owned by Pero West Land, LLC too allow for construction and operation of a Pero Family Farms packing plant. Palm Tran – approved a contract with CBS Outdoor Group, Inc. for installation, maintenance and servicing of bus shelters on Palm Tran xed routes; also approved a contract with Creative Outdoor Advertising of America, Inc. for installation, maintenance and servicing of advertising bus benches on Palm Tran xed routes. Substance ban – directed staff to draft an ordinance aimed at banning the sale of herbal incense, synthetic marijuana and bath salts, which can produce a high when smoked or ingested. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 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 BCC Briefs for July 10

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 301 N.E. 19th Drive(Across from the old hospital)112 South W. C. Owens Ave. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but more than 98 percent of skin cancers can be cured with early detection. Schedule your skin check today if: Youve ever spent time in the sun for work or play You have a spot on your skin that has changed shape or color You have a spot that bleeds and never seems to healMost insurance accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton 120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5000btu—18,000btu Sale prices starting at only $159.95 All on sale and in stock now. Are You Ready For The Summer Heat? Summer A/C Sale!! NOTICE The Glades County School Board Will Hold A Workshop For The Purpose Of Site Master Planning For Moore Haven Middle-High School On July 18, 2012 At 9:00A.M. In The Glades County School Board Meeting Room 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012RABIES $10 PARVO $12Cheaper than the non-pro“ts and the traveling vets!SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL IMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINIC CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINIC Disclaimer: 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. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsHendry and Glades counties: It’s never too early to think about vaccinations for your child. Every child entering the Hendry and Glades County School systems for the rst time this fall must present documentation of a school-entry health physical examination performed within one year prior to enrollment in school. In addition, the child’s immunization status must be current and in compliance with the Florida Immunization requirements. Florida Immunization requirements for 20122013 school year are as follows: Kindergarten through Fourth Grade Two doses of Varicella (5) DTaP (4) IPV (3) Hep-B (2) MMR Fifth through Eleventh Grade One dose of Varicella (5) DTaP (4) IPV (3) Hep-B (2) MMR Seventh Grade Tetanus containing booster TDaP, instead of Td (5) DTaP (4) IPV (3) Hep-B (2) MMR Visit your health care provider or your local health department to ensure your child is adequately vaccinated for school entry this fall. It’s important to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases. Please ensure that children are fully immunized against 14 vaccinepreventable diseases. Vaccination is one of the most important ways a parent can protect a child’s health. Today, children can be protected from more vaccine-preventable diseases than ever before. Immunizations are a safe, simple, and inexpensive way to protect children from potentially deadly infectious diseases. Babies need many immunizations before two years of age to protect against serious childhood diseases like polio, measles, whooping cough, and diphtheria. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following tips for parents and caregivers: Take your children to the health department, a family doctor or a clinic for their recommended shots. Immunizations start at birth and continue throughout the child’s life and into adulthood. At each visit, discuss immunizations with a health care provider. Ask if the child is up-to-date on shots. Keep the immunization record in a safe place and bring it to every healthcare visit. Ask the doctor when to return for the child’s next shots. Make an appointment and write it down. For more information about the importance of infant immunization, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines. Importance of Immunization Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 8.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.41/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 9.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 15.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 21.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. After a dramatic decline in gasoline prices in virtually every region in the past month, gasoline prices have started to rise,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “While I don’t necessarily believe that the recent uptick in crude prices will stick, I also don’t see prices falling considerably lower until after the conclusion of the summer driving season, when demand declines, and more expensive blends are phased out,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 Everglades restoration took a signi cant step forward this month, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concurred with a comprehensive plan rst proposed by Governor Rick Scott last Octoberthat will vastly improve water quality in the famed River of Grass. This far-reaching strategy, which includes state-issued Clean Water Act permits and a suite of new water storage and treatment projects, is a watershed moment in the history of Everglades restoration and welcomed news, as re ected in the outpouring of support across the state. For many, one of the strongest aspects of the plan is that it moves us closer to resolving the decades-long litigation associated with Everglades water quality. As Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District, the agency that will construct the water quality improvement projects, I want to highlight key features in this scienti cally sound and nancially feasible plan that will solve long-standing environmental challenges and ensure we achieve the stringent water quality requirements established for the Everglades. First, our proposal will invest $880 million to construct state-of-the-art water quality improvement projects without raising taxes. We're going to do this on a realistic schedule, not only because this is cutting-edge work being implemented on a vast scale but also because the District must balance environmental restoration with its other critical missions like providing ood control and ensuring a sustainable supply of water for 7.7 million South Floridians. Second, the new water quality projects now incorporate for the rst time the use of water storage areas to work in tandem with the thousands of acres of existing treatment wetlands, known as stormwater treatment areas. After more than a decade of operating and managing these natural, water quality facilities, we have the scienceand the experienceto know that extreme uctuations in water levels brought on by South Florida's weather extremes often prevent these constructed wetlands from functioning at their best. By connecting constructed wetlands to these water storage areas (known as ow equalization basins), we will be able to better manage the delivery of water to the treatment facilities even during droughts and storms. Altogether, the District will construct another 6,700 acres of new treatment wetlands and 110,000 acre-feet of water storage south of Lake Okeechobee to ensure that water discharged to the Everglades is cleaner than even rainwater. To provide additional assurance that our water quality goals will be met, we will also implement sub-regional source controls in several key areas where more intensive water quality improvements are needed. Maximizing taxpayer investments already made in Everglades water quality, we are able to utilize close to 20,000 acres of land already in public ownership. This is not insigni cant. Large tracts well-suited for water storage and treatment facilities are readily available for project planning and construction, saving time and taxpayer expense. In addition, we are pursuing mutually-bene cial land exchanges with willing partners that will put the nishing touches on plan components in the eastern Everglades. With land in-hand and fewer hurdles to clear, construction can begin in short ordercreating jobs and putting major project components on line in just six years. This practical, science-based approach builds upon Florida's signi cant progress over the past decade to improve water quality, which was recently recognized by the National Academy of Sciences. With 57,000 acres of treatment wetlands already constructed and cleaning the water owing into the Everglades, we have treated 3.75 trillion gallons of water to-date and removed 1,470 metric tons of phosphorus. Improved farming methods, known as best management practices, have been equally successful, preventing 2,400 tons of phosphorus from reaching the Everglades. The key for success of this landmark plan is its broad support. Following months of productive negotiations between the state and federal agencies, there also has been consensus building with environmental groups, the agricultural community, elected of cials and other key stakeholders. Now, because of Governor Scott's leadership, we are poised to embark on the nal leg of Florida's journey to achieving Everglades water quality standards and providing lasting protection to one of the nation's most unique natural places. Comprehensive Plan Will Improve Water Quality in America’s Everglades Unincorporated Palm Beach County earns discount on Flood Insurance PremiumsOn July 10, unincorporated Palm Beach County, Fla. was recognized at the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners meeting for its active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). The CRS rewards communities that voluntarily take steps to reduce ood risks beyond the minimum requirements of the NFIP. These steps, which include increasing ood protection and implementing preparedness and mitigation activities, lead to safer communities and ultimately help saves lives and property. As a result, property owners and renters in CRS-participating communities enjoy a reduction in ood insurance premiums. Policyholders in unincorporated Palm Beach County rst began receiving ood insurance discounts under the CRS program in 1991. As a result of additional steps the community has recently taken, the community moved from a CRS Class 6 to a CRS Class 5 effective October 1, 2011, earning an additional ve percent savings on ood insurance. There are more than 74,000 ood insurance policies in force in unincorporated Palm Beach County, representing more than $19 billion in ood insurance coverage. Policyholders located in the high risk areas of ooding, or Special Flood Hazard Areas, can now receive a 25 percent discount on their policy premium, which is an average savings of $112 per policy. Some policyholders in the lower risk areas are eligible for a 10 percent discount. In total, policyholders realize an annual savings of more than $4.2 million because of the community's participation in the CRS program. CRS is a voluntary program for NFIP-participating communities. The intended goals of the program are to reduce ood losses, facilitate accurate insurance ratings and to promote the awareness of ood insurance. For more information on the NFIP's CRS program visit www.fema. gov/business/n p/crs.shtm. For more information about the NFIP, a program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), visit www. oodsmart.gov. Florida Community Recognized for Reducing Flood Risks SUBMITTED PHOTOAt the July 10 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Shelley Vana accepts a plaque from the Fed eral Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizing unincorporated Palm Beach County’s active participation in the National Flood In surance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS). The goals of the CRS program are to reduce ood losses, facilitate accurate insurance rating, and promote awareness of ood insurance. As a result of the community’s participation, many property owners and renters in unincorporated Palm Beach County will enjoy a reduction in their ood insurance premiums. Pictured left to right: Public Safety Senior Planner Sheridan “Butch” Truesdale, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch chief for FEMA Region IV’s Mitigation Division Susan Wil son, Commissioner Shelley Vana and Emergency Management Director Bill Johnson (Photo by Mark Esterly).

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Did You Receive Your New Voter Information Card?All voters have been sent a new voter information card by mail with important information regarding their new precinct and polling place due to redistricting. If you did not receive your voter information card in the mail, the Supervisor of Elections does not have your correct information on “le. Please contact the Supervisor of Elections of“ce to update your address. Contact the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce at 863-6755230, 863-902-3393, or visit one of the Supervisor of Elections Of“ces at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle or 100 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston. Prior to Early Voting the Supervisor of Elections will be sending Sample ballots with important information on the August 14, Primary Election.Usted Recibio su tarjeta nueva de votar?Todos los votantes se les han mandado una tarjeta de votar nueva por correo con importante informacion con el respeto de su Nuevo precinto y lugar de votar, debido a el redistricion. Si usted no recibe su tarjeta de informacion del votante por correo, la o“cina de Supervisor de Elecciones no tiene su informacion de direccion correcta. Por favor pongase en contacto con la o“cina de Supervisor de Elecciones para actualizar su direccion. Contactese con la o“cina de Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-675-5230 o 863-902-3393 o visite unas delas o“cinas de Supervisor de Elecciones, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle o 100 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston Antes de la Eleccion de Votar Temprano, el Supervisor de Elecciones va a mandar boletas de muestra para la Eleccione Primaria de Agosto 14. Precinct #1 Janet B. Taylor Auditorium, 1100 Olympia St., Clewiston Precinct #2 Carlson Memorial United Church 310 Campbell St., LaBelle Precinct #3 LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle Precinct #4 Big Cypress Senior Center, 31000 Josie Billie Hwy Big Cypress Indian Reservation Precinct #5 Felda Community Center 110 CR 830., Felda Precinct #6 John Boy Auditorium, 1200 S. WC Owen Ave., Clewiston Precinct #7 Clewiston Youth Center, 106 W. Osceola Ave., Clewiston Precinct #8 Pioneer Plantation Fire Station 2499 Hendry Isles Blvd., Clewiston Precinct #9 Grace Baptist Church, 4200 NE Eucalyptus Blvd., LaBelle Precinct #10 Montura Ranch Clubhouse, 225 N. Hacienda St., Clewiston Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida July 12, 2012 See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 PHOTOS / JENNY WOODSTaking a summertime dip in the poolThese little ones, visiting all the way from Pahokee, enjoyed a morning of swimming at the Aquatics Center in Belle Glade. The pool is a popular destination for residents from throughout the Glades area, offering a respite from the hot and humid temperatures in the area as of late. For more information, see the G O magazine included in this week’s edition.

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The God Particle: Oh?BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThere seems to be something fascinating about size for us human beings. We build big airplanes, then bigger ones. Airbus has now built a double-decker jumbo jet, larger than the 747’s we build. Skyscrapers have to be taller and taller, stretching the limits of architecture and high-altitude winds. We keep dividing and dividing; smaller and more complicated timepieces, smaller cellphones that do more and more in less and less space. Now, it’s the “God particle.” The atom was split, then the protons and neutrons were found to have particles of their own; the Higgs boson particles. Like many scienti c discoveries, it was rst theorized and then the search began. A ten billion dollar “collider” and thousands of scientists discovered the smallest particle known to date. I am intrigued by the possibilities suggested by this discovery. Scientists feel that this is the particle that is related to mass and what holds the universe together. It somehow is what keeps atoms and molecules and everything that they are made of from ying apart and gives the universe cohesion. They’ve also projected that this discovery may lead to the discovery of other worlds and otherwise unknown forces of nature. The implications are fascinating. Earlier discoveries of radio waves, the possibility of air travel, then space travel, germs, and viruses all have changed our lives and were well beyond even the imaginations of those who lived only a few centuries before. The latest discovery no doubt will lead to changes in our day-to-day life in times to come. The Lord who said “Behold, I make all things new,” (Revelation 21:5) isn’t done with His revelation. Our spiritual ancestors had a simpler idea about small particles; “jots” and “motes.” The parable about the mote and the beam: that we see the smallest details in the lives of others and miss the big ones in our own lives (Matthew 7:3,4) speaks of searching out the smallest details. The Lord Himself said that until Heaven and Earth disappear not the smallest stroke (the “jot” in the Hebrew language) will by any means disappear (Matthew 5:18). No matter how small, smaller beyond our imagination, those particles will be around. The identi cation of the particle as the “God particle” is a scienti c oxymoron. In fact, there may be even smaller particles, in fact the discovery of what holds the universe together may not yet be fully discerned. In fact, scientists aren’t about to discover God anyway. He was already there and the motes and the jots that were the smallest known particles for our ancestors served them in their generations as our discoveries of ever-smaller particles serves us in ours. The universe keeps unfolding; that seems to be how God intended it. In the meantime, He keeps revealing to us newer and newer mysteries. The other day I had heard that a structure was found that was believed to be the Tower of Babel; when men were going to build a tower to Heaven (Genesis 11:1ff). The discoverers reported that it was only seven stories high! Certainly a long way from reaching Heaven and certainly with a different view of the heavens than we hold today. The message then, as still with us, is that we aren’t ready to be God, and that there are many, many, many more mysteries to unfold before the end of time. I welcome the discovery of the Higgs-boson particle and all of the possibilities for the revelations it will bring. I welcome the work of our scientists in their efforts to help us better understand God’s universe and to use the forces at work in it for the bene t of humanity. Every now and again, someone gets a bit carried away with their discoveries and the state of science (what was the name of that unsinkable boat? Was it the “Titanic?”) and we learn and grow. In the meantime, God is still there in the midst of it – we rejoice when we see His handiwork and the wonders of His creation. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 Religion Column

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ACCOUNTING POSITIONKing Ranch, located near South Bay, is seeking a candidate to ll an accounting position immediately. Basic knowledge of accounting principles and knowledge of computer operation and spreadsheet applications is required. Prior accounting/ bookkeeping and computer experience required. Valid Florida driver’s license required. Excellent bene ts. Bilingual preferred. Interested candidates, please send resume to fax number (561)996-0113 or email to oridahr@king-ranch.com EOE. Drug-Free Workplace For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CaregiversWANTED: PART-TIME CARETAKER, LIGHT WASHING, COOKING, CLEANING. CALL 561-449-4379 AND LEAVE MESSAGE AND PHONE NUMBER. Employment Full TimeDrivers: Dedicated Account! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Weekly Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeDRIVERS : Dedicated Account! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Weekly Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeAccepting applications for a Pre-K/Head Start Teacher with a AS degree in Early Education and/or a Bachelors degree. Experience is a plus. Training will be provided. Bene ts offered. Applications can be found on ccsw .org website. Fax resume and application to (863) 983-2455 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 idents, the action comes too late for the families of this week’s victims. On Facebook, the family of Simeton elded messages of condolence for the loss of their family member. His brother thanked them. “Thanks everyone for your condolences, it don’t hurt as bad no more,” the Simeton brother said. “I just thought of it as a race to heaven and bro, you beat me there.” MURDERContinued  1 BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunWhat is your name? Deena Stamm. (How did you get your name?) Well, actually my name is Deena Lee Stamm. My dad named me Deena because that was a name that he loved and I got Lynette from some country singer he liked back when I was born. (Country singing anything you were ever interested in?) Oh, yeah, I love country singing. (So it’s a good t?) Yeah. What do you do? Well, I am the case manager/discharge planning. That consists of about four different hats that I wear. I do utilization review for the patients when they come in and they have insurance. The insurance companies when you come into the hospital have to approve the length of stay and that days that you’re here. I do discharge planning for anyone who needs to go to a nursing home long term or short term, rehab, I set up home health. (You have a lot of interactions with the community. What helps you to get up in the morning to do what you do?) I guess everyday is new here. You never know what you’re walking into in the morning. Just the feeling at the end of the day, I know that I’ve helped someone. What is your pet peeve? Probably someone not doing what they say they’re going to do. That’s my biggest pet peeve. Especially with my job and discharge planning, you have to depend on a lot of outside things. It kind of re ects on what I do if someone else isn’t there to do what they’re supposed to do after discharge, so that’s probably my biggest pet peeve. What scares you? Probably losing a child. I would have to say that that would be probably the worst thing. Who would you want by your side at the moment of death? Wow. Other than a child? I have more than one. My mom. Because she’s always been there for me and I will just have to thank her for always being there. She’s the one who got me where I am today. (What would you tell her?) That she was the best role model, best mother, best caregiver that anybody could ever have. Weekly Interview Series: Deena Stamm PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAPeople resume their regular business at the location where a man was gunned down this week. PHOTO / JENNY WOODSDeena Stamm is a well-known member of the community. She works at Lakeside REgional Hospital.

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Employment Full TimeCerti ed Real Estate Appraiser. First Appraisal of S.W. Florida has one opening for a State Certi ed Appraiser Residential or Commercial. We are a full service appraisal company based in a rural area. Fee split arrangement based on experience. Fax resume to 863-675-1005 or mail to PO Box 219, LaBelle FL 33975 R & D Maintenances is currently accepting applications for Electrician Helper position. Requirements include: Knowledge of single and three phase systems, knowledge of JLG lift operation needed. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston FL 33440 This is a temporary position. R & D Maintenances is currently accepting applications for licensed Journeyman Electrician. Requirements include: Knowledge of single and three phase systems, knowledge of JLG lift operation needed. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston FL 33440 This is a temporary position. WILDLIFE TECHNICIANFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has a job opening for a technician at Fisheating Creek WMA in Glades County. For more information and to apply go to: https://people rst. my orida.com/logon.htm or call Pat at 863-946-1194 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsClewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. Greentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager • Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities Call 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 AM -3:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Room for Rent, on a large property in Belle Glade near Gove elementary, behind the U-Save. $350 per month, $200 security deposit is required. Electricity, water, cable, internet, and a Laundry is included. Plus, a personal refrigerator. Proof of employment or income is required. (786)499-9701.NOTICE OF SURPLUS SALE GLADES COUNTY The Glades County Board of County Commissioners will hold a sale on surplus properties on Saturday, July 14, 2012, beginning at 9:00 AM at the Glades County Road Department, on 4883 East State Road 78, (towards Lakeport) Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The following is a list of some of the items being offered for sale: 2001 GMC Yukon #3628 Xerox Copier #3581 3 Grasshopper Mowers #2476, 2152 2477 Paint Striper #1991 Tire Machine No Number 1985 Ford F 8000 Dump Truck #1044 1997 Ford F150 4X4 Super Cab Pickup #2109 1997 Ford Tractor #2219 1996 Ford 150 Truck #2105 Equipment items may be examined beginning at 8:00 AM on the date of the sale. All sales are sold “As Is, Where Is”. Bidders must take possession by noon on Monday, July 16, 2012 or the item sold will revert back to Glades County. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. TERMS: Cash or Approved Checks. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Brown at 863-946-6002. 421589 GCD 7/12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4073 2008 4104329-06021980020 Efren & Carlita Tambio Lot 2, Block 2198, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420450 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 537 2009 1174329-03000000190 JPFD Investment Corporation The North 66 feet of Lot 27 and the South 33 feet of the right-of-way of the street running East and West which lies between Lots 27 and 30, Favors Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 27, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420455 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON, 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month. 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.net Houses RentHuge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1700 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 RIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent~ MOORE HAVEN ~ • 2BR, 1.5BA, furnished. $450 mo. • 3BR, 1.5BA, furnished, screened in porch, fenced yard with shed. $600 mo. • 3BR, 2BA, screened in porch. 1 acre fenced yard with shed. $700 mo. 863-509-0096 Mobile HomeSaleDoublewide 5br/2bath on 1/2 acre lot. Easy nancing with your good credit. $3500 down, located in Horseshoe Acres on East Hwy 80. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4071 2008 4104329-06021970130 Anthony A. Marino Lot 13, Block 2197, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420448 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000260 M & T BANK, Plaintiff, VS. RUTH S. HERRING A/K/A RUTH SUZANNE HERRING; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUTH S. HERRING A/K/A RUTH SUZANNE HERRING; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); BASS CAPITAL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RUTH S. HERRING A/K/A RUTH SUZANNE HERRINGWhose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Unit 902, in the COURTYARDS OF CLEWISTON, a subdivision located within the corporate limits of the City of Clewiston, in Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, rages 113 and 114, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 336194328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 2nd day of July, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 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 the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 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 711. 421307 CN 7/12,19/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on July 23, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1999 Chevrolet, VIN: 1G1NE52M1X6151532 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 421646 CN 7/12/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1046 2009 1274331-010000Q0160 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420468 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1055 2009 1284331-A0000260000 Kettly Cherubin The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 363, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420728 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2507 2008 1314433-A0000310000 Eileen J. Otano The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6028, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420446 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1021 2009 1274331-010000D0010 Raul Martinez & Katia Caballero The Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 1, Block D, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420459 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012

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Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue renewals of the following Everglades Works of the District Permits (Chapter 40E-63 Fla. Admin. Code) with conditions within the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida. The permits approve the implementation of Best Management Plan (BMP) Plan(s) and water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan(s). The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permits pertain to phosphorus only. “Permittee” within the permit(s) refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit(s) and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report(s): Permit 26-00010-E (Application 120402-7), issued on June 29, 2012 to Bolles Drainage District, P.O. Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440 and other named owner/operators for a project called Bolles Drainage District for 11,235.49 acres in Sections 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 3335/T44/R34; and Sections 1-4, 9-12, and 1 5/T45/R34 Hendry County discharging to the Bolles Canal and the L-1 East Canal. Permit 26-00001-E (Application 120326-1), issued on June 19, 2012 to Triple A Enterprises, P.O. Box 70, Clewiston, Florida 33440 and other named owner/operators for a project called Triple A Enterprises Farm 20 for 777.78 acres in Sections 16 and 2 1/T46/R34 Hendry County discharging to the Miami Canal. Permit 26-00007-E (Application 1203 16-14), issued on June 14, 2012 to Triple A Enterprises, P.O. Box 70, Clewiston, Florida 33440 and other named owner/operators for a project called J & J Ag Products Farm 19 for 653.25 acres in Section 13/T46/R34 Hendry County discharging to the Miami Canal. Permit 26-00008-E (Application 120327-19), issued on June 22, 2012 to Diaz Farm, Inc., 24628 SW 114th Court, Homestead, Florida 33032, Dr. Sha Ullah, 1600 SW 100th Terrace, Davie, Florida 33324, Mr. Perry A. Poole, 8428 NW 1st Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32607 and other named owner/operators for a project called Diaz Farm Ullah & Hasneara Farm for 120 acres in Section 16/T46/R34 Hendry County discharging to the Miami Canal. The Staff Reports setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permits, issued on the dates listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statues and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Reports directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by any of the above listed South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action(s) has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action(s) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently r eviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373 .427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action.8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 421682 CN 7/12/2012 NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a budget workshop/special meeting on Wednesday July 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will be to discuss the District’s budget and any other business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed budget. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 421041 CN 7/12,19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 26-2012CA000091 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, V5, DEANDREA Y. MARION, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HENDRY TO: DEANDREA Y. MARION, whose last known address is 1052 Kentucky Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in HENDRY County, Florida: Lot 26, Block B, of Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book, 6, Pages 138 and 139, o f the current Public Records o f Hendry County, Florida has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Of ce Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice O f Action, and le the original with the Clerk of th is Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED on this 5th day of July, 2012. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE TN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT FREDERICK J, MURPHY, JR., ESQUIRE, 245 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830, TELEPHONE (863) 533-7117, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 421594 CN 7/12,19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-74-DR Luesal Brown, Petitioner and Dorothy Brown, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Dorothy Brown Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Luesal Brown, whose address is 710 S. Lopez Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: N/A Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: 6/22/2012 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: R. DeLaCruz Deputy Clerk 421048 CN 7/5,12,19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-DR-47 ELIZABETH MAJOR, Petitioner/Mother, and MICHAEL D. PATRICK, Respondent/Father NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE T O: MICHAEL D. PATRICK Addresses Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Dissolution of Marriage action has been led and commenced in this court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Petitioner/Wife’s attorney. whose name and address is GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQUIRE, 200 S.W. 9th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, and le the original with the clerk of the above-styled Court on or before June 10, 2011; otherwise a default will he entered against you for the relief prayed for in the complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for four consecutive weeks in The Glades County Democrat. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at Moore Haven, Florida on this 21st day of April, 2011. JOE FLINT As Clerk of Said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk 420360 GCD 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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, July 25, 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. 420250 CN 7/12,19/2012 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/27/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1991 FORD 1FMDA31X1MZA49619 2003 CADILLAC 1G6DM57N930138020 421701 CN 7/12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4074 2008 4104329-06021980050 Leo G. Wade Lot 5, Block 2198, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420451 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 5001 2008 4104329-03021260010 Emilia G. Guerrero Lot 1, Block 2126, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420452 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue renewals of the following Everglades Works of the District Permits (Chapter 40E-63 Fla. Admin. Code) with conditions within the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida. The permits approve the implementation of Best Management Plan (BMP) Plan(s) and water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan(s). The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permits pertain to phosphorus only. “Permittee” within the permit(s) refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit(s) and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report(s): Permit 50-00060-E (Application 120402-10), issued on June 25, 2012 to Shawano Water Control District, P.O. Box 2136, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 and other named owner/operators for a project called Shawano Water Control District for 15,997.23 acres in Sections 14, 15, and 1930/T45/R38; Sections 1, 2, and 1 1-14/T45/R38; and Sections 4-9, 16-18 and 30/T45/R39 Palm Beach County discharging to the Hillsboro Canal. Permit 50-00083-E (Application 120402-9), issued on June 25, 2012 to Gladeview Water Control District, P.O. Box 730, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 and other named owner/operators for a project called Gladeview Water Control District for 10,937.12 acres in Sections 4-9, 16-2 1, and 28-33/T44/R39 Palm Beach County discharging to the Ocean Canal. The Staff Reports setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permits, issued on the dates listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statues and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Reports directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by any of the above listed South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action(s) has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action(s) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently r eviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373 .427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 421683 BGS 7/12/2012 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 Public Notice Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue a renewal of the following Everglades Works of the District Permit (Chapter 40E-63 Fla. Admin. Code) with conditions within the Everglades Agricultural Area, of Florida. The permit approves the implementation of Best Management Plan (BMP) Plan and water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan. The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permit pertain to phosphorus only. “Permittee” within the permit refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report: Permit 50-00010-E (Application 120323-21), issued on June 29, 2012 to South Florida Conservancy District, P.O. Box 969, Belle Glade, FL and other named owner/operators for a project called South Florida Conservancy District for 31,808.53 acres in Section Section 25 T43/R36; Sections 0,1,11-14 T44/R36; Sections 31,32 T43/R37; Hiatus 5,6, Sections 4-9, 11,12 T44/R37; Section 2,11-15 T44/R35; Sections 7,14-18, 22 T44/R36, Sections 12-14,23-26 T43/R36; Sections 7-8, 17-21,28-32 T43/R37; 0,19,20,28-34 T43/35; Sections 2-6 T44/R35; Palm Beach County and Sections 13,23-25, 35,36 T43/R34; Sections 1,2 T44/R34 Hendy County. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on the date listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statues and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Reports directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the above listed South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently r eviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 421290 CN 7/12/2012 Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue a renewal of the following Everglades Works of the District Permit (Chapter 40E-63 Fla. Admin. Code) with conditions within the Everglades Agricultural Area of Florida. The permit approves the implementation of Best Management Plan (BMP) and water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan. The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permit pertains to phosphorus only. “Permittee” within the permit refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit and is listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report: Permit 50-00018-E (Application 120330-15), issued on June 28, 2012 to US Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 and other named owner/operators for a project called United States Sugar Corporation for 65,371.00 acres; Sections 24,25,36, T41/R37; Sections 19,30,31, T41/R38; Sections 1,12, T42/R37; Sections 6,7,18,25,36, T42/R38; Sections 6-8,16-20, 29-32, T42/R39; Sections 22-27,34-36, T43/R37; Sections 1,7,18,19, T43/R38; Sections 4-9,15,16,22 T43/R39; Sections 2-11,15-36, T44/R35; Sections 19-21,23,28-35, T44/R36; Sections 19, T44/R37; Hiatus 1-3, Section 1-3, 12, T44/R38; Palm Beach County and Sections 1,2,11-14,23-26,36 T44/R34; Sections 16,21,22,27,28,34,35, T45/R34; Sections 3,10,15,22, T46/R34, Hendy County, discharging to L-1 East, Hillsboro, Ocean, Bolles, North New River, Miami and West Palm Beach Canals. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on the date listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statues and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Reports directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the above listed South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently r eviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 421319 CN 7/12/2012 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 7/31/12 SUBJECT AREA: 547 Depository Accounts EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for depository accounts. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 120.536(1), 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41, 1011.18, 1001.42 F.S. and 6A-1.0012 SBR. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 120.536(1), 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41, 1011.18, 1001.42 F.S. and 6A-1.0012 SBR. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for requirements for depository accounts. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on July 31, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice : If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice : If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 420163 CN 6/28;7/5,12 CB 7/12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 968 2009 1224331-010000F0040 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 4, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. And The Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420457 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4072 2008 4104329-06021970190 Filbert & Annette Dorlouis Lot 19, Block 2197, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420449 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 430 2009 1324229-02000120011 Alta S. Baker Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 12, North LaBelle Subdivision, in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida and the South one-half of vacated Bonanza Avenue along the North side of said lots and the North one-half of vacated alley abutting the South side of said lots. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420453 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1045 2009 1274331-010000Q0150 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420467 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.

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South Florida vegetable growers worried about the invasive tomato thrips should make certain they’re looking for the pest in the right places, say University of Florida researchers. Also known as common blossom thrips, the species is native to South America and attacks a variety of crops. A major pest of tomatoes and cucumbers in its home range, the thrips has been detected regularly in South Florida since 2008. A team from UF’s Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead recently published a study outlining their efforts to assess the abundance and distribution of tomato thrips in cucumber elds. Their ndings appear in the June 2012 issue of the journal Bulletin of Entomological Research. The study was conducted on commercial elds in the Homestead area. Once established, the vines were treated with Bacillus thuringiensis-based insecticides. For three growing seasons, the researchers assessed thrips distribution in the elds and on individual plants. They found that the insects rst appeared on the blossoms of cucumbers planted at the edges of the elds, apparently arriving from nearby weed patches. The insects remained on the margins initially, then began moving into the elds. By the eighth week after planting, elds had developed “hot spots” of high thrips density. On individual plants, the pests congregated around blossoms – not surprising, because they’re members of the ower thrips family. Garima Kakkar, a graduate research assistant at UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center and one of the paper’s authors, said producers concerned about the pest should inspect blossoms rather than leaves, and continue inspections for several weeks after blossoms appear. The study results also indicate that growers who seek to control tomato thrips might not need to apply pesticide uniformly throughout their elds. If inspections show that tomato thrips are clumped together, it may be worth considering a spatially explicit treatment approach, with pesticides applied only where thrips are most likely to be present. There’s also a lesson for home gardeners, Kakkar says: Keep weeds away from your garden, because they can harbor thrips. For more information on tomato thrips, see http://goo.gl/hOCy1 Growers Should Monitor for Tomato Thrips Carefully IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000194 A URORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, vs. SHERRY CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY CHANDLER; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000194, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is Plaintiff and SHERRY CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY CHANDLER; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 5 AVENUE J., MOORE HAVEN in GLADES County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 28, INDIAN HILLS SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25th day of June, 2012. JOE FLINT As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to A dministrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J., Rm. 102, Moore Haven, Fl 33471, Phone No. (941)335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services), 420961 GCD 7/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF SALE T O: Phyllis Wilkinson You are hereby noti ed that the property stored by you with Randy Coyle & Rena Blissett, located at 1801 Red Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The items are believed to be household and miscellaneous items and will be sold to the highest bidder for cash at the above address on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., along with advertising costs. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. 421173 CN 7/5,12/2012Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue renewal of the following Everglades Works of the District Permit (Chapter 40E-63 Fla. Admin. Code) with conditions within the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida. The permit approves the implementation of a Best Management Practices (BMP) Plan and a water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan. The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permit pertains to phosphorus only. “Permittee” within the permit refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report. Permit 50-00062-E (Application 120330-19), issued on June 25, 2012, to Okeelanta Corporation, P.O. Box 86, South Bay, FL 33493 and other named owner/operators, expiring June 30, 2017, for a project called Okeelanta Corporation for 49,885.27 acres in Sections 17,18, 19, 37 T44/37; Sections 13,14,23-26,36 T45/R34; Sections 1-12,14-23 T45/R36; Sections 1,2,11,12,14,23-25 T46/R34, all in Hendry County; Sections 13,23,24,34-36 T44/R36; Sections 1-5,7-24,26,28-34 T45/R35; and Sections 3-10,15-20,30 T46/R35, all in Palm Beach County, discharging to the Bolles, North New River and Miami Canals. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on the date listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statues and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the above listed South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently r eviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce. An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 421586 CN 7/12/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2012 PHOTO / UF Alligators are active during the warm-weather months, and there’s a good chance that people who live around water will encounter these native creatures. Alligators are deceptively quick, both in and out of the water. If someone is bitten by an alligator, he or she should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Alligator bites can result in serious infections requiring speci c antibiotic treatment, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) of cials. Avoid the risk of an alligator bite by not taking matters into your own hands or putting yourself in harm’s way. Call the FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (392-4286) to report any alligator you believe poses a threat to people, pets or property. “If there’s an issue with an alligator, call the FWC and let the experts take care of it,” said FWC Lt. Scott Lee, Taylor County watch supervisor. “We certainly don’t want anyone getting hurt attempting to capture, kill or subdue an alligator.” Taking an alligator without a permit is a violation of FWC rules, and anyone intentionally killing an alligator could be cited, Lee explained. The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) uses contracted nuisance alligator trappers throughout the state to remove alligators that have become a problem. If an alligator is 4 feet or larger and the complaint meets other qualifying criteria, SNAP will issue a permit to a contracted nuisance alligator trapper authorizing the removal of the animal. In 2010, SNAP received 13,047 nuisance alligator complaints, resulting in the removal of 5,856 nuisance alligators. Here are some tips people can use to stay safer around alligators: Be aware of the possibility of alligators when you are in or near fresh or brackish water. Bites may occur when people do not pay close enough attention to their surroundings when working or recreating near water. Do not swim outside of posted swimming areas or in waters that might be inhabited by large alligators. Alligators are most active between dusk and dawn. Therefore, avoid swimming at night. Dogs and cats are similar in size to the natural prey of alligators. Don’t allow pets to swim, exercise or drink in or near waters that may contain alligators. Never feed alligators – it’s dangerous and illegal. Dispose of sh scraps in garbage cans at boat ramps and sh camps. Do not throw them into the water. Although you are not intentionally feeding alligators when you do this, the result can be the same. Observe and photograph alligators only from a distance. Leave alligators alone. Handling even small alligators can result in injury. State law prohibits killing, harassing or possessing alligators. For more information on alligators, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator. Call FWC for Issues with Alligators

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T he best way to beat the heat under the Florida sun? Dive into one of the area’s many swimming pools and water attractions. South Florida o ers a wide variety of swimming choices, from county public swimming pools to the fast paced water slides featured in water parks. • The Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool, 640 Northwest 27th Lane in Okeechobee, (shown in the cover photo) is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. through Aug. 19. The L-shaped pool has a shallow area for the little ones as well as lanes for more serious swimmers. There are two waterslides which are supervised by lifeguards. On Thursday nights, the pool is open for Family Swim Night from 6 to 8 p.m. From Aug. 25-Sept. 2, the pool will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The pool o ers senior water exercise classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Regular admission is $3 per person. Discount rates are available for groups. Family swim night admission is $2. Senior water exercise fee is $2 per day. The pool is also available for rent for private parties. For more information, call 863-467-7667. • Clewiston’s public swimming pool at 113 W. Osceola Avenue in Clewiston, has both a water slide and a diving board. The pool is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. • Pioneer Park Aquatic Center, 866 State Road 715, in Belle Glade, is the perfect place to cool o on those scorching, hot days. The center features a public swimming pool with three waterslides and tipping buckets in the shallow end. The pool is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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. • The Immokalee Sports Complex is a large tness and activity center located at 505 Escambia St. in Immokalee. The Immokalee Sports Complex has many amenities including an aquatic facility with a 25-yard by 25-meter pool (heated), 1 one-meter springboard, slide and children’s activity pool (heated). Summer pool hours (through September) are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Winter pool hours are Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. If the temperature is 59 degrees or below, the park may close water facilities. For more information, call 239-657-1951. • Lion Country Safari, 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, a drivethrough safari and walk-through amusement park, has a 4,000 square-foot water Pools and water parks help area residents beat the heat 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2012 Courtesy photoA young participant in a Clewiston summer camp program prepares to dive into the Clewiston City Swimming Pool. See WATER — Page 3 Courtesy photoPioneer Park Aquatic Center in Belle Glade features a public swimming pool with three waterslides.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2012 spray ground with 23 interactive water features located in the walk-through, “Safari World.” Tickets are $27.50 for adults; $24.50 for seniors; $20.50 for children. Discounts are available if tickets are purchased online. • Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, 15000 Livingston Road in Naples, is Collier County’s only water park. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon includes four pools, a long lazy river, a lit splash playground or interactive water feature, ve exciting water slides, a concession stand other typical amenities such as restrooms and lockers. The park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day during the summer and weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school year. Operating hours are subject to change during inclement weather. Children under age 3 are admitted free. Those less than 48 inches tall pay $5.50. Those 48 inches tall or taller pay $12. There is a $2 discount for Collier County residents (with driver’s license.) Those over the age of 60 qualify for a senior discount and pay $8 per person. Groups of 20 or more persons may qualify for a group rate. For more information call 239-252-4021. • Devils Garden Mud Club, 23525 County Road 835, just south of U.S. 27 near Clewiston, has swimming holes in addition to mud holes, airboat track, mud ats, circle track, mud sand track, truck pull and miles of trails. For more information online go to http://www. devilsgardenmudclub.com/. • Sunsplash Family Waterpark, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral is a 12-acre waterpark with more than two dozen wet and dry attractions, including a tube ride, waterslides, and a tot spot. Cost is $15.95 for children and seniors; $17.95 for adults. Season passes are also available. Hours of operation through Aug. 7 are Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aqua Theater night is July 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. Family fun night is July 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 8-Sept. 30 the park will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Labor Day, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family Fun Nights are planned for Aug. 11 and Sept. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information online, go to www. sunsplashwaterpark.com. • Rapids Water Park, 6566 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 30. Entry fee is $36.95 plus tax MondayFriday; $40.95 plus tax on Saturdays and Sundays. Parking is $10 per vehicle. For more information online, go to www.rapidswaterpark.com. Rapids Water Park offers 29 water slides. The park includes a 25,000 square-foot w ave pool, lazy river, body and tube slides, activity pools and a children’s water play area. The park also has some unique water rides. Big Thunder is a four-person Tornado tube ride. Black Thunder is another four-person Tornado tube ride in total darkness. In addition there are two raft rides. • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park features attractions for the whole family—from fast waterslides to a children’s area with pint-sized raft rides. Catch 6-foot waves in the Surf Pool and snorkel Shark Reef—with real sharks! In addition to great waterslides, visitors enjoy the lazy river, w ave pool and children’s play area. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon features attractions for the entire family—including thrill rides, chill rides, family-style raft rides, areas for little squirts and plenty of tropical lounging for grownups. For more information online go to http://disneyworld. disney.go.com/parks/typhoon-lagoon/. Single day water park tickets are $55.38 for adults, $46.68 for children. Some discounts are available online or when combined with other attractions. • Disney’s Blizzard Beach, 1534 West Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, features one of the world’s tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides, as well as slides and rides for the whole family— like a kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area with scaled-down versions of the more thrilling attractions. While the park looks like a frosty ski resort— complete with a functioning chair lift, it’s actually an action-packed water wonderland with exciting waterslides and attractions for the whole family. Race on Toboggan Racers, oat down Cross Country Creek, plunge down raft rides like Runo Rapids, discover the Tike’s Peak children’s play area, play in a oneacre wave pool and experience the thrill of one of the tallest and fastest waterslides in the country, Summit Plummet. Single day water park tickets are $55.38 for adults, $46.68 for children. Some discounts are available online or when combined with other attractions. Disney also o ers annual water park passes for Florida residents. • Wet ’N Wild, 6200 International Drive, in Orlando, includes a variety of multi-person tube and raft rides, singleperson tube rides, water ski rides, a lazy river tube attraction and the newest BlastAway Beach family play area with a sandcastle that towers 60-feet over 15 slides, two splash pools and more than a 160 soakers, water jets, cannons and waterfalls. For more information, call 407-351-1800. Tickets are $34 per day for Florida residents (a savings of $15.99 over regular admission price.) Annual passes and other special tickets are also available. • Aquatica, 5800 Water Play Way in Orlando, is just across the street from Sea World. The park includes side-byside w ave pools, tube rides, a children’s play area, a lazy river tube ride, highspeed mat rides and multi-person raf t rides. Aquatica visitors will see dolphins, exotic sh, tortoises, exotic birds and other exotic animals. Some of the rides take the visitors through the animal habitat. On the Dolphin Plunge Ride, two side-by-side enclosed tube slides send visitors racing through an underwate r world that is home to a playful pod o f beautiful black-and-white Commerson’s Dolphins. Daily admission is $49.99 fo r adults and $44.99 for children when purchased at the gate. Discounts for Florid a residents are available if you purchase tickets online in advance. Annual and weekday passes are also available. • Discovery Cove in Orlando, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., is an allinclusive adventure in which guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays, and tropical sh and hand-feed exotic birds. At Discover y Cove, guests experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to o er in a 30-acre tropical oasis. Discovery Cove is a paradise of rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls, and pristine white-sand beaches. Seasonal rates start at $199 for adults, $129 for children. Reservations are required. For more information, call at 1-877-434-7268. W ATERContinued From Page 1 Courtesty photoSwimmers slide into the water at the Okeechobee Sports Complex., Courtesy photoChildren cool off under the ‘rainfall’ at Sunsplash Family Waterpark. Courtesy photoSunny’s River at Sun and Fun Lagoon in Naples is great on a hot, lazy day. Courtesy photoVisitors meet the dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2012 PERFORMING ARTS Day of the Cowboy celebrationOKEECHOBEE—The celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy will be on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, in Okeechobee. At the center of the activities will be the Cattlemen’s Ranch Rodeo and the Cattle Drive through the streets of Okeechobee. In addition to these events, a local Barbecue Competition will be hosted by the Okeechobee County Sheri ’s O ce, with a “People’s Choice” award and Barbecue Rib Dinner available for purchase. Local talent will demonstrate various cowboy trades and western goods including hats, jewelry and clothing, which will be sold by the many vendors. Local cowboy artists and authors will be on exhibit and, with several children’s activities, will round out the event. On Friday, July 27, this event will open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo will begin at 7 p.m. On Saturday, July 28, the gates will open to the public at 3 p.m., the cattle drive will le ave at 4 p .m., the rodeo will take place at 6 p.m. and the event will close following a performance by the local band, “Burnt Biscuit.” Admission is $5 per person; children under 12 are free. The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is located at 4601 State Road 710, Okeechobee. Okeechobee Main Street and the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association are co-sponsors of this unique event. If you h ave any questions, please contact the Okeechobee Main Street o ce at 863-3576246. Clewiston Museum has Historical Eco ToursCLEWISTON—The Clewiston Museum o ers a Historical Eco-Tour. The trip starts with a morning at South Florida Water Management District’s fabulous “Stormwater Treatment Area 5,” a popular birding destination in Florida. The wonderful morning of birding is followed by a relaxing lunch at the scenic, Roland Martin Marina in Clewiston. After lunch, the tour will travel on top of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s “Herbert Hoover Dike” for eight miles. Along the way, the tour guide will give an historical interpretation of Lake Okeechobee. The trip ends with a visit to the Clewiston Museum, which provides great exhibits on the area’s history. For information, call 863-983-2870 or clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.comIRSC Art Gallery openFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College’s Art Gallery, L Building, Room 117, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery promotes understanding the Visual Arts through a diverse schedule and workshops by professional artists. This allows students to gain practical experience from those contemporary artists who are successful in their profession. The Gallery seeks to showcase a breadth of artworks from student work to the most innovative artists working in today’s environment. Currently each year IRSC’s gallery has four professional shows, one national level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all IRSC faculty show. For more information, call the gallery manager at 772-462-7824.Party like a RockstarSTUART—Terry Barber, executive director of Artists for a Cause (A4AC), has announced a four-part fundraising series called “Party Like A Rockstar” which will be held at the StarStruck Performing Arts Center, 2101 S. Kanner Highway, in Stuart. This series is the rst-ever fundraiser bene ting the non-pro t organization. The premiere event of the series, on Saturday, July 14, is Beatles night featuring McCartney Mania, a Beatles cover band, plus as many as ten of A4AC’s best registered artists singing their favorite Beatles number. The theatre at StarStruck will be transformed into a concert venue with room to mingle and dance, stadium seating, and multiple bar stations—Rockstar style! Additional shows scheduled in the series are Around the World on a Beer and a Song in October 2012, Folk Rock and Acoustic Soul and Teen Rock!, dates to be advised. Another feature of the July 14 event is a Chinese and Silent auction coordinated by A4AC volunteer, Sandy Rucks. Items from A4AC registered artists and local merchants will be the auction items. Chinese auction tickets will be available in advance at the A4AC o ce, 2688 SE Willoughby Blvd, Suite B in Stuart or at the event. For additional information call 772-4198778 or email bonnie@a4ac.org. Funds raised at this series will support A4AC and its programs—Dance for Food, Therapeutic Music Day, A4AC Scholarships and Bene t Concerts—all of which improve communities through artistic endeavors.Immokalee casino hosts concert and festivalIMMOKALEE—Put on your favorite bell bottoms and platforms and head on over to Seminole Casino Immokalee’s “Fantasy of Funk” festival on Saturday, July 21. The outdoor event features performances by George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Nouveaux Honkies, Bonerama and Glen David Andrews Band. Gourmet food trucks will also serve delectable treats throughout the festival. To kick o the day of funk, Seminole Casino Immokalee will host a free party at its Zig Zag Lounge on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Party-goers with the funkiest out ts will be rewarded with great prizes. They’ll also groove to live tunes from blues and R&B group Nouveaux Honkies. The band’s sounds h ave been compared to that of the Rolling Stones, with hints of Dire Straits, Curtis May eld, Jimmy Hendrix and Howlin’ Wolf. The group’s second album, “Where Do I Go,” reached number 3 on the roots country chart. The “Fantasy of Funk” festival begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, just outside of the casino. More than 10 food trucks from across the state will be on hand. At sundown, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic will top o the music festival with an electrifying performance of generation-spanning jams. For festival tickets call 1-800-218-0007. No coolers and no pets. Bring your own chairs. Rain or shine.Okeechobee summer gamesOKEECHOBEE—Feel the excitement of the 2012 Summer Olympics by participating in Okeechobee’s ‘Olympic-style’ Summer Games. Register teams of 4-15 people to compete in Olympic-style events: Day 1 – Aug. 4; and Day 2 – Aug. 11. Tentative list of events include: free-style relay swim, inner tube sprint, basketball shoot-out, synchronized swimming, table tennis, and eld events. Junior Division 14-17; Adult Division 18 & up. Call the Parks & Recreation Department for more details at 863-7636950. Area special events and celebrations planned ... J a z z J a m s Jazz JamsFORT PIERCE—The beautifully restored, 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce at 117 South Second Street, presents national touring musical and comedy acts, Broadway shows, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras. Also located within the theatre complex is the 220-seat Black Box Theatre, a state-of-the-art venue o ering a variety of national, regional and local programming. The Black Box is home to the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s Jazz Jams every Tuesday night. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.Divorce Party, the MusicalWEST PALM BEACh—The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach will present “Divorce Party, the Musical” July 10-Aug. 19. Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by her three friends who h ave come to turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Using popular songs with clever new lyrics, the ladies sing and dance their way through the wildest divorce party ever. From the producer who brought you the o -Broadway hit Menopause the Musical, it’s the ultimate Girls’ Night Out, coupled with a healthy dose of comic mayhem and a touch of “naughty.” For more information, call the box of ce at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471.ShowtuneBOCA RATON—Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre will present “Showtune,” June 22-July 21. Showtune is a popular O Broadway musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman. Songs featured in Showtune come from the Herman Broadway musicals: Milk and Hone y (1961), Hello, Dolly! (1964), Mame (1966), Dea r World (1969), Mack & Mabel (1974), The Grand Tour (1979), A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (1980) and La Cage Aux Folles (1983). For more information, call 1-800-564-9539. Plays, concerts and dancing ...

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Just play your fav orite slots with your Player’s Club card inserted and you could be a Lucky Puck Hot Seat winner! On Friday, July 13 through Sunday, J uly 15, guests will also enjoy a special Italian menu at Josiah. The Italiano w eekend features the nest delicacies, freshly made to order. Choose from Italian Chicken Parmesan, Lobster Penne A lfredo, Zuppa Toscani, Quattro Baked Ziti, Seafood Fra Diablo, Chicken Piccata and more. Josiah’s Seminole Pasta Shoppe menu features a build your own combination meal. Pick your pasta, grav y and meat or seafood. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a fullservice restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County. From State Road 78, take SR 721 north, or from State Road 70, take SR 721 south. For more information, call tollfree 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Splash into summer fun at Seminole Casino Brighton Fishing from the LaBelle WharfSummertime is a great time to catch up on your shing and the Caloosahatchee River is a great place to wet your line. The City of LaBelle’s new wharf is the perfect spot for shermen. It’s cool and it’s close. Even if the sh aren’t biting you can still have a great time from dawn till dusk. The wharf is located on the river at Barron Park, at the foot of the LaBelle Bridge.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2012 For those who enjoy swimming in the ocean, south Florida’s coastline o ers plenty of choices in public beaches.Swimming at state parks• Avalon State Park, State Road A1A North, Fort Pierce, has more than a mile of increasingly rare undeveloped beachfront. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles such as the loggerhead, Atlantic green and leatherback nest on the beach during the spring and summer. Dune crossovers protect the fragile dune ecosystem. The park is ideal for swimmers, snorkelers, shermen and sunbathers for beach recreation. Swimmers and snorkelers are advised to be cautious of underwater obstacles left behind by amphibious warfare exercises during World War II. Visitors can enjoy a meal at sheltered picnic tables overlooking the beach. Admission fee is $2 per v ehicle (for up to 8 people). For information, call 772-468-3985. • Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Drive in Fort Pierce, features a breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sur ng, and scuba diving. Beachcombing, picnicking, or just relaxing on the sand are also popular activities. Dynamite Point was once the training site for WWII Navy Frogmen, but is now a haven for birdwatchers. Along the south end of the park, Fort Pierce Inlet is a popular place for anglers to catch their dinners. Jack Island Preserve, located one mile north of the park, has trails for hiking, bicycling, and nature study. At the west end of the Marsh Rabbit Run Trail, visitors can climb an observation tower to get a bird’s-eye view of Indian River and the island. A primitive youth/group campground is available on a reservation basis; please call the park. Admission fee is $6 per vehicle (for up to 8 people). For more information, call 772-468-3985. • John D. MacArthur State Beach Park 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach, o ers a unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest. This barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species. The park’s Nature Center shows visitors why the park is a biological treasure. Visitors can swim, picnic, and surf at the beach; scuba diving and snorkeling are also popular activities. Birdwatchers can see herons, brown pelicans, terns, sandpipers, and gulls. Anglers can sh in the lagoon by wading, kayaking, or canoeing. They can also sh from non-swimming areas of the beach. Admission is $5 per vehicle (for up to 8 people). For more information, call 561-624-6950. • St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park 4810 S.E. Cove Road in Stuart, is accessible only by boat, but it is worth the ride. A boardwalk takes visitors across mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees, and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic beach. During the summer months, the island is an important nesting are a for loggerhead, leatherback, and green turtles. They come ashore at night to dig holes in the beach sand where the y lay their eggs. The preserve is a favorite for nature students interested in learning about the native ora and fauna o f Florida barrier islands. Visitors come to swim, sunbathe, or picnic at the pavilion on the quiet beach. Others make the trip for the great surf shing. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities. Admission is $3 per boat. For more information, call 772-219-1880. South Florida area offers variety of public beaches Courtesy photoAvalon State Park is off State Road A1A North in Fort Pierce. Courtesy photoFort Pierce Inlet State Park is off Shorewinds Drive in Fort Pierce. Courtesy photoJohn D. MacArthur State Beach Park is off Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach. See BEACHES— Page 7 Courtesy photoSome visitors to John D. MacArthur State Beach Park enjoy kayaking in the Lake Worth Inlet.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2012 • Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach, is one of four barrier islands that make up this state park. A haven for wildlife, the islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles. The two-mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking, and sunbathing. Black Island has over ve miles of multiuse trails for hiking and bicycling. Anglers and boaters can launch their vessels from the park’s boat ramp. The park’s concession o ers kayak tours, as well as bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals. For tour reservations and rentals of bicycles, canoes and kayaks, call 239-765-7788. Admission is $8 per vehicle (for up to 8 persons). For more information, call 239-463-4588. • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park 11135 Gulfshore Dr. in Naples, features a milelong stretch of white sugar sand. The 166acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. The beach is a popular spot to sunbathe, swim, beachcomb, snorkel and picnic. At the beach along Wiggins Pass, where swimming is not allowed, shing is a popular activity. Boaters can launch their vessels into Water Turkey Bay and travel to the Gulf or up the Cocohatchee River for both saltwater and freshwater shing. Kayakers can enjoy paddling through estuaries and scuba divers can explore the hard bottom reef in the Gulf. At the north end of the island, a tower gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of Wiggins Pass and the surrounding coastal habitat. Admission fee is $6 per vehicle (for up to 8 people). For information, call 239-597-6196.Other public beaches, Atlantic Coast• Alex’s Beach, one mile south of Jensen Beach on Highway A1A, in Jensen Beach is open for swimming, shelling, and dune walkovers. The beach is pet friendly and ample parking make this beach a favorite. • Bathtub Reef Beach 1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, on the south end of Hutchisen Island, is one of the most popular sunning and swimming beaches. Scuba diving is also available o shore in the shallow waters around the reef. • Chastain Beach, 1213 SE McArthur Blvd, Stuart, is between House of Refuge and Bathtub Reef along Highway A1A. The beach is not guarded year round, so check to make sure a lifeguard is on duty. (The historic House of Refuge was originally built and manned to help shipwreck survivors.) • Frederick Douglass Park 3500 S A1A, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, is on South Hutchinson Island. The beach covers 13.7 acres. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months only. • Glasscock Beach 4775 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, Martin County, is o Highway A1A north of Jensen Beach Causeway. This beach is perfect for sur ng and shelling. • House of Refuge Beach, one mile south of Stuart Beach on Highway A1A in Hobe Sound is a good spot for snorkeling. • Jensen Beach 4191 NE Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, at intersection of Highway A1A and State Route 732, is a popular spot for visitors. The park area has volleyball courts as well as bathrooms and showers. • Kimberly Bergalis Beach o South A1A on South Hutchinson Island, has lifeguards on duty during summe r months only. There are covered picnic areas, restrooms and showers. • Pepper Park Beach Park 3375 N A1A, Fort Pierce, on North Hutchinson Island includes 52.4 acres and is guarded year round. The beach has a large pavilion, picnic tables with grills, restrooms, showers, playground, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, ample parking. This beach is next to the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. • Stokes Beach o Highway A1A in Jensen Beach o ers opportunities fo r swimming, sur ng and snorkeling. • Waveland Beach 10350 S A1A, on South Hutchinson Island, includes 3.6 acres The beach is guarded year round and has bathrooms & showers. Gulf Coast beaches• Fort Myers Beach, o Estero Boulevard in the City of Fort Myers Beach, is on San Carlos Bay, which is wide open to the Gulf of Mexico, although not actuall y on the gulf. It is billed as the safest beach on the Gulf Coast because of its calm and shallow waters. There are more than 30 beach access points. The beaches are open from sunrise to half an hour pas t sunset. • Sanibel Island is a barrier island jus t o shore from Fort Myers, accessible b y the Sanibel Causeway. The island has sandy beaches that are well known fo r shelling. The beaches h ave public restrooms. Beach parking is $2 per hour. Captiva Island, also know for its beaches, is accessible over a bridge which crosses at Turner Beach. BEACHESContinued From Page 6 Courtesy photoDelinor-Wiggins Pass State Park is near Naples. Courtesy photoSunrise at John D. MacArthur State Beach Park. Courtesy photoThe boardwalk over the Lake Worth Lagoon offers a scenic view.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2012 Swimming, one of the most popular activities in the country, is a fun, active, and healthy way to spend leisure time. Every year, millions of people visit recreational water sites, such as swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, or the ocean. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages all parents and child care givers to be more careful in their everyday responsibilities including swimming. DOH supports the work of Safe Kids Florida, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide and supports the following tips: • NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE NEAR WATER. • Tell children never to run, push, o r jump on others near water. • Learn infant and child CPR. • Children should always wear U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets. • In atable inner tubes and “wate r wings” are not safety devices. • Teach children to swim after age 4. • Make sure children swim within designated swimming areas of rivers, lakes and oceans. Stay safe when swimming Don’t worry about record-breaking gas prices – the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates prices to be $3.79 a gallon this summer, less than in 2008. That’s good news for families considering reviving the tradition of a road trip vacation, one of the best experiences parents and kids can share, says Michael DiLorenzo, author of “Adventures with J onny: Road Trip to the Parks!” “This is a shared experience, and one that will be talked about during family gatherings for years to come,” says DiLorenzo, a father of three. “For busy parents, this is a time to savor their children’s youth. As moms and dads eventually nd out, they grow up fast.” It’s also a chance to get children outside and away from their computers, he says. Children today already h ave a deeprooted interest in technology, which is why a road trip to a natural, outdoor destination is an opportunity to “give your child the gift of the outdoors, which is a gift for life,” says DiLorenzo. The journey to a national park in the United States or Canada – perhaps Yellowstone in Wyoming or Ban in Alberta – is as bonding an experience as whatever happens at the destination. “And there are parks in every state,” he notes. “If you don’t have the time or money to go cross country, pick a park closer to home.” DiLorenzo o ers these helpful tips for the road: • Games, games, games!: Yes, there is ample entertainment for both drivers and riders in cars these days. BUT, the goal is to bond with the family, so consider a fun, albeit o -color game like “Road Kill Round-Up.” A point system might break down like this: two points for the rst to spot a poor critter; three for whoever rst correctly identi es the species; two points subtracted for a false road-kill call; three points subtracted for misidentifying the kind. • Beware of dairy drinks (and other smelly snacks): A spill in the backseat can eventually create quite a stink during a summer road trip. But do pack plenty of healthy snacks to s ave on pricey pit stops and avoid all the sugar and salt in junk food. • Avoid big-city rush hours: When traveling through metropolitan areas, consider the busiest tra c periods. Whether you plan to stop and check out the city or simply zip through it, bumperto-bumper tra c is something to avoid. A bit of consideration can s ave your family hours of grid-locked misery. • Tech help: Various apps and websites can help drivers nd the cheapest gas prices, food options, hotel rates and travel routes. Also, don’t forget a music mix that appeals to the entire family on one of these devices. (Remember, le ave work at home – forget about work-related calls, texts and emails! Use a non-workrelated smartphone, if needed.) • Schedule pit stops: Being in a hurr y should be left for the morning commute; vacation should be di erent. When traveling across states and provinces, consider local culture. For example, barbecue in South Carolina is very di erent from Missouri’s version. Enjoy diners and unique attractions, and don’t be afraid to take notes. “The greatest family memories are created in shared adventure,” DiLorenzo says. “Outdoor recreation is lled with these memories just looking for a famil y to bring them home.” Memories are made on vacations: Tips for the road By Jessica Basham TherriaultFWC Not everyone has a green backyard with bushes and trees. Florida is a peninsula, w ith the longest coastline of all states in the continental United States. Most of Florida’s nearly 19 million residents live less than 60 miles from the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, making the beach, sand and salt w ater their “backyards.” So let’s go on a summer backyard beach safari! Begin your treasure hunt by shelling. Take a walk along the water’s edge, and y ou’ll discover hundreds of varieties of shells hurled onto the beach by waves that roll or crash onto the shore. Seashells were once living organisms. The shell is the hard, protective outer part of an animal, usually a mollusk. Mollusks are animals like scallops, snails, clams and oysters. These creatures make their own shell. W hen the animal dies or gets eaten by another creature, the empty shell stays empty or becomes a home to other sea critters like hermit crabs. Shelling provides hours of fun while looking for that one-of-a-kind, colorful treasure. Before you keep a shell, make sure there is nothing living in it. Otherwise you need a special license to keep it. Another activity is digging in the sand for coquinas (“Ko-KEE-nahs”) and mole crabs. It’s easy to spend hours getting lost in the color and movement of coquinas and the squirms of mole crabs. Coquinas are tiny clams that live just below the surface of the sand where the waves roll in. Tides carry and deposit them along the shoreline, where they feed on microscopic organisms in the sand. They are a dazzling sight with wonderful colors, like tiny jewels. Sometimes you don’t need to dig because incoming waves will unearth them. Watch as they furiously dig, seeking cover and food as each wave rolls back out to sea. Mole crabs are small and do not look like a typical crab, nor do they look like a mole. They are fast and will bury themselves quickly in an effort to hide. To nd one, dig gently in sand near the water, just as if you are looking for coquinas. As you dig, they may bury deeper into the sand but if you can get underneath one, then you can scoop it up. They may tickle you but don’t worry; they do not bite. Be gentle, because they are soft and fragile. When you are nished observing the crab gently place it back into the soft, wet sand. Bird-watching is another fun activity. Gulls live on the beach and are known to swoop in to steal your food! Pesky as they might be, they are still fun to watch. Other birds to watch at the beach are pelicans. Pelicans glide just above the water’s surface, and then SPLOOSH! They dive into the water headrst to grab a shy meal. It’s also fun to look for bird tracks in the wet sand. Can you identify the tracks you nd? Do not chase the birds to make them y. Simpl y watch and admire their behavior. While on your safari, be sure to wear sunscreen so you can avoid sunburn, and have fun this summer! Looking for a summer family activity? Go on a beach safari! Courtesy photo/ R.J. WileyA pelican guides in to land at Lovers Key State Park. Courtesy photo/ R.J. WileyParents and caregivers should always be alert when children are in or near water.