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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: 12-13-2012
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Giovanni Lugo nominated for Lou Groza H.S. Kicker of the YearBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunKelvin Taylor made history at the 21st Annual Lou Groza Awards Ceremony. Held on Dec. 4 at the Kravitz Center in West Palm Beach, the record-setting senior running back became Glades Day’s rst player to win the Lou Groza High School Player of the Year award. He follows in the footsteps of his father, retired NFL running back/potential Hall of Famer Fred Taylor, who won the Lou Groza High School Player of the Year award in 1993 as a running back for Glades Central. It’s the rst time that a father/son tandem won Palm Beach County’s most prestigious individual high school football award. “I feel very blessed and humbled to be honored,” the University of Floridabound running back said. “I want to thank God, my mom and dad, my family, my coaches, my offensive line and everybody that helped make this all possible for me. It feels real good to hold it down for Belle Glade and Muck City.” The Glades Day running back, who nished with 11,380 rushing yards for his illustrious ve-year high school football career, beat out fellow senior running backs Greg Bryant (American Heritage-Delray Beach) and Lloyd ‘Bam’ Howard (Palm Beach CentralWellington) for the night’s biggest individual honor. “It’s crazy that I won’t be playing high school football anymore,” he said. “It feels like I have been there forever. I’ve been doing this since eighth grade, but it’s time to close this chapter and move on to another one. I’m looking forward to do big things at the next level.” Kelvin Taylor’s dad spoke to the crowd during the awards ceremony. “It has been an amazing experience,” Fred Taylor said. “What catches me is the exposure it [the Lou Groza Awards] gives to the young men. It shows our young athletes the company they can be a part of as long as they’re doing all the right things. It requires a level of hard work, dedication, talent, passion, along with good grades, to 24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2094 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C35. 15 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1145 RCL Customer and Owner Loyalty Cash. Must own a 1995 or ne wer Ford vehicle to qualify for Loyalty Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 12/31/12. T D V. N. Arrestspage 14SEE FOOTBALL  6 SEE CHRISTMAS  6 CITY OFFERS VARIETY OF EVENTS TO ITS RESIDENTS, CONTINUES HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING TRADITIONBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunIt’s a tradition that has been going on longer than many people remember: the city of South Bay spearheads a holiday gift giving event for its residents and their children, hoping to provide some Christmas cheer to many children who might otherwise go without. Jessica Figueroa, South Bay city clerk, was one of many several people organizing this year’s events on behalf of the city, which included everything from the toy giveaway that has marked the city’s efforts in previous years, to a holiday senior dinner offered to local residents 50 years of age and older. According to her, city employees understand quite well the situation that many local families still nd themselves in this year – the smiles on the faces of some of the children during the Dec. 8 toy give away may have underscored the reality that for some of these, the gifts they received will be the only ones they will get Christmas Comes to South Bay Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor wins Lou Groza High School Player of the Year PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASGlades Central sophomore Giovanni Lugo (center), with head coach Roosevelt Blackmon (left) and special teams coach Sam King (right), was nominated for this year’s Lou Groza High School Placekicker of the Year. PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASGlades Day RB Kelvin Taylor (2012 Lou Groza High School Football Player of the Year) and his father, Fred Taylor (1993 Lou Groza High School Football Player of the Year) stand side-by-side at the 21st Annual Lou Groza Awards Ceremony.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 BY CHARLES M. MURPHYThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported progress on priorities set one year ago by the 16 counties of South Florida, namely the restoration of the Herbert Hoover Dike, the Kissimmee River restoration, the C-44 reservoir and storm water treatment area and the comprehensive Everglades restoration program, at the Lake Okeechobee Coalition meeting Dec. 6. Col. Alan Dodd, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, reported over 21 miles of the Herbert Hoover Dike between Belle Glade and Port Mayaca, with the removal of culvert 14, and other projects are complete. Work is ongoing to replace four other culverts around the dike. Contracts to replace two more were awarded in September. The Corps is also in the middle of a dam safety modi cation study for the dike that will be done in 2014. The study will look at ways to reduce risks and improve the safety of the dike. Additional projects will be based on the results of this study and the total investment is $1 billion. "The problems really started in the 1980s, and you had two near failures in the 90s," Col. Dodd said. "Erosion occurred in the dike and that can lead to a failure. Many of the culverts were built in the 1930s." He said the dike rehab is a national priority. Well over $300 million has been spent so far. "We've made progress but there is a lot of work to be done. This is a long-term project," he said. Dodd said they continue to study the most cost effective means to strengthen the dike and improve the safety of communities around the lake. The S-65 D boat ramp on the Kissimmee River was completed in November. It includes a dock, shell rock parking lock and entrance road, a waterless restroom facility, and solar lights. The replacement of the CSX railroad bridge in Okeechobee and Highlands counties over the river is ongoing. Col. Dodd called the river project one of the most successful environmental restorations ever in the United States. Excavation in reach two and three were recently completed in Okeechobee and Highlands County near Fort Basinger. River Acres improvements will be started next summer. About 90 percent of the river project is now complete. Close to 102,000 acres of historical river oodplain has been acquired, a $300 million investment from the SFWMD. About 3 miles of intake canal and 4 miles of the C-133 canal have been excavated, and access road work has been completed on the C-44 project in western Martin County. The goal is to capture damaging nutrients from the lake before it reaches the St. Lucie River. Over 12,000 acres will be purchased. Ernie Barrett, Everglades policy director for the SFWMD, said the test cell is now complete, the design is completed, and permits secured for the entire C-44 project. Congress approval is needed to move forward on the C-43 project in the Caloosahatchee River basin. Property is purchased, design is completed and permits secured for that project. A public hearing hosted by the Corps will be held in Clewiston to discuss the Central Everglades Planning Project this month. Mr. Barrett reported $46 million is invested in the next ve years for dispersed water management projects on local farms and ranches. He reported the Lakeside Ranch Storm Water Area phase one in Okeechobee County is now fully operational. $3.7 million is budgeted this year to complete this project. Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard reported more and more people are upset about polluted water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River. Glades County continues to work on permits for the Moore Haven Canal project. Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols was retained as chairman for the next year. Commissioner Carson Turner of Hendry County was re-elected vice chairman. Commissioner Turner said he felt it is important to narrow the scope of priorities for future projects. Commissioner Heard said they must complete projects and continue to support funding for those projects before moving onto future land purchases and new projects. Dike Rehab is Priority Says Corps Of cial BY BOB REDDY Florida CatholicNear the shores of Lake Okeechobee, in the town of Clewiston, there is a parish which has served the sacramental needs of the faithful for 80 years. With a parish lled with people with a variety of backgrounds, the community has thrived and overcome great hardship to survive. St. Margaret Parish has a storied history and was almost never established. One of the earliest Clewiston families, the O'Briens, served as a host family for travelling priests who visited on a monthly basis coming on horseback from the Tampa area. An anti-Catholic sentiment in the frontier community, including threatening letters and shots red at their home, did not discourage the family until their house was burned down in 1924, years before the parish was founded. Fearing for their safety, the O'Briens ed the area and priests visited less frequently. Seeing the situation as something he must address, then-Bishop Patrick Barry of the Diocese of St. Augustine decided to send Father Francis Finnegan to tend to the spiritual needs of the Catholics in the area and determine whether Clewiston was a suitable place to establish a permanent parish. Once a location was found, an architect was hired and Bishop Barry agreed to allow the building of St. Margaret Church and the assigning Father Finnegan as Pastor. First Holy Communion was held in the notquite nished church on August 7, 1931, with nineteen children receiving the sacrament. Saint Margaret Mission was formally established as a parish by Bishop Barry on February 7, 1932. St. Margaret Parish Church was built as a central hub for the faithful, not only for people in Glades County, but those attending Mass from as far away as Hendry and western Palm Beach counties. As the parish grew in the 1930s and 1940s, and combined with an increasing number of Catholics living and working in the region, the parish established missions in LaBelle, Moore Haven, Buckhead Ridge and elsewhere. Many of these missions eventually became parishes in their own right in what is now the Diocese of Venice and Diocese of Palm Beach. "We have a rich history," said Father Jiobani Batista, the Administrator of St. Margaret and nearby Santa Rosa de Lima Mission. "This was a special Parish from its beginnings and we have grown and become an important part of the local community." Father Batista oversees the sacramental needs of approximately 400 active families in this bilingual community which has many young families. In honor of the 80th Anniversary celebration, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for the Parish community on Nov. 30. During the Mass he noted the support of the community and the rich history of those who came before and the ongoing support of those who call St. Margaret the center of their Faith life. "You should be proud of the community you have here, it is lled with the Holy Spirit and has been built on the love and support of those who have gone before," Bishop Dewane said. "The history is something to be proud of, but you must move forward and grow into the future as you live your lives as men and women of God." Much of the industry in the area is based on, or serves to support, the local agricultural community, primarily sugar cane and citrus. There are also a large number of people who have connections to Lake Okeechobee, with shing and tourism as the primary business. The parish hall and other building serve as classrooms and of ces for young and old alike, with outreach for youth, migrant workers, the elderly and the poor. Catholic Charities has an of ce which run a food bank once a month and offers other assistance as needed. A unique part of the parish community is the fact that the original church, built in 1932, still stands. Very small by modern standards, the church has served the community well through the years. Sonia Baldonado explained that the parish has developed its own personality to t the local community, which includes people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, which has changes through the years adding to the dynamic parish community. "This has helped us grow and be an exciting place to celebrate God," Baldonado said. "Our celebrations are as a community, together and united." Roxanna Paniagua noted that the parish has also been fortunate to be the home of a number of religious orders and currently there are two Missionary Daughters of Our Lady of Light working at the parish. "We are an active community with outreach programs which keep this parish very busy," Paniagua said. There is an active food pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Store and outreach into the nearby work camps. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December typically has more than 350 dancers and other participants. The Knights of Columbus are active and work in organizing the annual Sugar Festival. All of this and more helps the faithful gravitate to being very active in the life of the Parish, Paniagua said. With more people becoming active, there are naturally many more youth. The religious education program is expanding each year as the young people grow in their Faith and might one day become the future leaders of the Parish. Father Bautista said the people sustain the parish with their passionate Faith. "We have the talents, energy and enthusiasm to accomplish anything." Clewiston Parish Celebrates 80 Years of Rich History SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Belle Glade ElementaryParent Data Chat Week Parents of Intermediate students (3rd – 5th): Parent Data Chats were scheduled for the week of Nov. 26 to 30. Many parents came and we were able to speak with them about their child’s current academic status and discuss ways to improve. Parents earned ten Eagle points for attending. To learn more or to schedule a meeting, contact the school at 561-829-4800. Eagle Rewards Did you know that you are earning points when you attend most of our school functions? Those points can be redeemed for special prizes and free admittance into most school sponsored events. To learn more about the Eagle Reward program, contact Ms. Malone at 561-829-4800. Belle Glade Elementary School launches iConnect (E-Newsletter) Going for the Gold iConnect is a weekly e-newsletter that will keep stakeholders informed and connected with the academic success at BGE. We feel that this initiative will assist us as we go for the gold! This initiative is set to launch in January, 2013. If you are interested, please send your name and email address to kevin.wright@palmbeachschools. org. Please include iConnect in the subject section of the email. Your email address will be added to the distribution list. For more information, contact Kevin Wright at 561-829-4800 or by email at kevin.wright@palmbeachschools.org. RIF Reading is Fundamental Belle Glade Elementary will be receiving approximately 3528 new books from RIF to pass out to each student at BGE. In addition to the book order, there will be a Winter activity sheet for each child receiving a book. This is de nitely a proud moment and will make a difference for the students at BGE. Upcoming Events Thursday, Dec. 6: Early Release and Academic Bingo Night at 5:30 in the Media Center Wednesday, Dec. 19: Digital Storytelling Festival Dec. 24 Jan. 7: Winter HolidaysLake Shore Middle SchoolLake Shore Middle School Advisory Council Meeting Tuesday Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Media Center. We are looking forward to seeing you. Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. Translators will be available. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Woods at 561-829-1100. Lake Shore Middle School held its rst Algebra I Honors Parent Night on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. Parents and students received information regarding the changes to the state assessment, Algebra I Honors End-of-Course Exam (EOC), the impact of their child’s performance on high school graduation and best practices for a successful school year. Students who have embarked upon this rigorous journey of Algebra I Honors in middle school are committed to becoming life-long learners. Our mission is to attract and keep students interested in math. The students’ understanding of the concepts and skills in algebra will allow them to describe the world around them with algebraic expressions, equations, graphs and statistics. Parents and students excitingly participated in activities such as the Function and Relations Splash and the Sort/Math “The Coordinate Plane.” These activities reinforced the students’ use and understanding of mathematics vocabulary of terms, properties, and characteristics. All participants left the training thirsty for more. Stay tuned for the next Algebra I Honors Parent Night which will be held in February. Even more door prizes will be given away and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Ms. C. Jackson, Math Coach, at 561-829-1100 for more information.Gove ElementaryVolunteers of the Month Congratulations to the following volunteers for being selected as “Volunteers of the Month” for November: Sydney Arroyo, Caridad LopezMorales, Clara Lopez, Aylema Molina, Mercedes Navarro, Reyna Perez, Willie Perry, Rosa Prieto, Eleonor Rodriguez, Andrea Sessano-Garcia, Jhoan Suarez Granados and Pateshia Vickers-Gulley. Each of them logged in more than ten hours of volunteer work during the month of November. The Gove Family appreciates their time and support. Box Tops for Education Once again, we congratulate the Martinez Family (Gabriel and Yesenia) for collecting 1,560 box tops labels since the beginning of this school year. Because of their efforts, our school received a check in the amount of $156 from the Box Tops for Education Program; the money will be used in the Family Center to help defray the cost of many activities for students. Both Gabriel and Yesenia received a certi cate of appreciation from Box Tops. We encourage the Gove Family 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Action Adventure Fine Dining Entertainment Travel RomanceAnd Lots of Laughter! Wishing You A Newsworthy Season!May your holiday season contain all the makings of lasting memories for you and your loved ones. We appreciate your readership and look forward to your continued support. We also like to let you know about ourEARLY DEADLINESfor the December 27th issue: Display ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Classied ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Obituaries will deadline on Monday, December 24 at 2 pm 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SCHOOL BRIEFS Sports Illustrated ContestThe Pahokee High School Football team has the opportunity to win $25,000 from Sports Illustrated. You can help by typing in the following link and voting. Then share this information with your contacts. The school that gets the most votes will win! You can vote as many times as you would like to. Pahokee is currently ranked at number ve. Visit this website and vote http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/vote.html.Annual Christmas Gala CelebrationAnnual Christmas Gala Celebration given by United M. B. Church with Rev. James White, pastor will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22. The Gala will be located at the Old Pahokee High School Cafeteria. There will be lots of food, fun and door prizes. A photographer will be available to take single and family portraits. Gifts will be given to all guests. Please dress in your Sunday Best/Semi Formal attire for this grand occasion. For more information, please contact Lola Blackman or Alvina Angram at 561-449-3062. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATIONSEE SCHOOL  6

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonAmerican Kestrels are North America’s smallest falcon. The Northern American Kestrel subspecies occurs throughout most of the United States, but it is only found in Florida from September through March. The smaller Southeastern American Kestrel subspecies is a year round resident of the southeastern United States. They are larger than a Florida Scrub Jay and smaller than a Mourning Dove. According to the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), the Southeastern subspecies normally breed no farther south than Highlands or Lee County. The Southeastern American Kestrel is listed as a threatened species by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (BBA). These erce birds of prey, known locally as Sparrow Hawks, have brownish backs and buffywhite or off-white undersides with black ecking and a black band near the tip of the tail. Adults have pairs of black vertical slashes on the sides of their pale faces which are sometimes called a “mustache” or a “sideburn”. Males have slateblue wings while females wings are a warm reddish brown. Juveniles are similar to the adult females but have more heavily spotted white underparts and a more heavily barred back. American Kestrel’s high-pitched calls “klee-klee-klee” or “killy-killy-killy” are often heard when they are in ight. Southern American Kestrels are found in open pine savannahs, sandhills, prairies and pastures in Florida. They often end up as prey for larger birds such as Red-tailed Hawks, Barn Owls, American Crows, and Cooper’s Hawks as well as rat snakes, corn snakes and even re ants. During the day they are often seen perching on telephone wires along roadways which they use as hunting perches. American Kestrel pounce on their prey with one or both feet, but Kestrels will also capture their victims while they are in ight. Their diet consists mainly of insects and other invertebrates, as well as small rodents and birds. Other prey includes lizards, frogs, snakes, and bats. American Kestrels nest in cavities including old woodpecker holes, power poles, tree hollows, nooks in buildings, nest boxes, and other human built structures. Most nesting in Florida occurs March though June. The male searches for possible nest cavities which he shows to the female who chooses the nesting site. They do not use nesting materials. The female lays a clutch of three to ve eggs pinkish to buff eggs with reddish-brown speckles which are incubated for 26 to 32 days. The young edge in about 28 to 31 days. If there is enough food and the weather is favorable they will raise two broods during a breeding season. To join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers at STA5 on Dec. 22 or for the Dec. 29th Christmas Bird Count sends an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Include your name and contact information including an emergency cell number, the date you want to attend the STA5 trip, and the number of participants in your party. You may also leave this information at 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. For a schedule of STA5 trips through Jan. 4, 2014 visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Please, share your birding photos, and post suggestions for featured birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: American Kestrel (AMKE) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEAmerican Kestrel. Margaret England

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Fall is the most active time of year for Florida black bears as they stock up on calories for the coming winter. Though black bears don’t really need to put on pounds to survive the state’s usually mild winters, they behave as if they do – eating about three times as much as usual. Because bears are now busy lling their bellies, residents in Wakulla and Franklin counties may have even more bear sightings than usual. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to be extra diligent in securing food sources around their homes and businesses that can attract bears and create problems. “Preventing bears’ access to food is the most important thing people can do to keep bears and other wild animals out of neighborhoods,” said Capt. Rob Beaton, area supervisor for the FWC. “If you are a Florida black bear, raiding a garbage can to eat leftovers may be more appealing than foraging in the woods for palmetto berries and acorns.” It is against the law to have food and attractants out for bears to access. And as bears are looking for food, the easier a food item is to get, the more likely it is that a bear will take advantage of it. Bear-related calls to the FWC are up this year in many parts of the state. The FWC has received 152 calls in Wakulla County and 131 in Franklin County so far this year. Last year’s totals were 110 and 93, respectively. “Now more than ever we are relying on residents to keep bears from getting rewarded for being in neighborhoods,” Beaton said. “You can call your local trash pickup companies for options. Waste Pro in Wakulla and Franklin counties offers a $6 retro t to trash cans that has proved effective.” To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these tips: Feed your pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night before. Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters with metal lids or metal-reinforced plastic lids and lock bars. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Remove wildlife feeders, or make them bear-resistant. Protect gardens, apiaries, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods secure that would attract wildlife. “Con icts between Florida black bears and people are preventable,” said Beaton. “Most people who follow the FWC’s advice on how to bear-proof their homes and businesses don’t have con icts with these large and powerful wild animals.” Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn more about living in bear country. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Winter ExtravaganzaExclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event!!! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. • LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 Use your FLEX dollars before they are gone!December 1st-31stSave up to 50% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses Join us on Thursday, December 20th from 4-7 pm for Winter Wonderland Open House. We will have refreshments and horse drawn carriage rides! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe 2012 Big “O” HikeApproximately 80 people showed up in Pahokee on Nov. 17 to support the Big “O” Hike, to go on the Wimp Walk, or to do the 12 mile walk on the road to Port Mayaka. Participants came from as far away as Oregon and from all over the State of Florida. At the end of nine days of walking the 110 miles, twenty six people were awarded certi cates of completion. This completes the 21st year for the Big “O” Hike. You can star planning now to do the hike on Nov. 23 in 2013. Black Bears Very Active During Fall

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this Christmas. Approximately 250 toys were given out at city hall from a list of kids provided through Rosenwald Elementary and from around the city of South Bay, who were then chosen from a raf e. Another 15 bikes were donated to kids. Given the small size of the city, with a population of about 4,500, city employees were able to identify children from the community who were most in need of the toys. City commissioners and others helped to provide names, with city staff and commissioners living in the city. That level of familiarity would simply not be possible in larger cities. Another highlight was the children's holiday event. Called "Our Children in December 2012" the event invited local daycares to bring their kids to city hall, where the children got a chance to meet Santa Claus, sing songs and receive goodie bags. One last event will be held today, the holiday senior dinner. The dinner is a catered event that invites local residents 50 years of age and older to come out to city hall for a formal dinner. Gifts will be raf ed off at the event. Approximately 20 people have responded but the city has a budget for 40 more. If you would like to nd out more, please call city hall at 561-996-6751. According to Ms. Figueroa, all of the planning that went into the three events was worth it upon the sight of the children beaming with happiness. "We just want everybody to be happy," she said. "And I would like the children to know what the holidays are all about." Sponsors of this year's toy give away included Florida Crystals, U.S. Sugar, and the Okeelanta Corporation. Palm Beach County played its part too, the Toys for Tots program pitching in to help provide the toys to local children. The holiday committee consisted of: Jessica Figueroa, City Clerk, Vicky Delbosbuez, Human Resources, Sonya Johnson, Of ce Assistant, Claudia Cano, City Staff, Omar Sheppard, Public Works, Dennis Lawson, Public Works. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Reaves Hendry, 88PALMDALE Reaves Hendry, passed awa y December 5, 2012 in Port Charlotte. He was born Mar. 20, 1924 in Moore Haven to the late William E. and the late Mamie (Reaves) Hendry. Reaves worked in CC Camps in Highlands County before he served in the Army during WWII. After the war, he worked for Lykes Bros and then the Atlantic Coast Railways for a time. He worked for many years as a Bridge Inspector for the Florida Department of Transportation. Reaves was instrumental in founding Palmdale Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon. Survivors include his wife: Ona(Arnold) Hendry, son: Ray (Denise) Hendry of Palmdale, daughter: Diane (Ronnie) Carlton of Zolfo Springs, brother: Olsie (Audrey) Hendry of Lehigh Acres, sisters: Mollie Lanier of Palmdale, Loraine Shewmaker of TX, grandchildren: Will Hendry, Charles Hendry, Amanda Willis, Samantha Hendry, J.R. Hendry and Guy Carlton; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, 2012, 11:00 am at Palmdale Baptist Church, Palmdale with Brother Paul Dixon of ciating. Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Palmdale Baptist Church. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 OBITUARY get to this level. We have to expose our young men to opportunities like this and inspire them to do their bestThe sky is the limit." Meanwhile, Glades Central sophomore kicker/quarterback Giovanni Lugo was nominated for this year's Lou Groza High School Placekicker of the Year. Lugo, who will have two more seasons left of high school football, faced off against senior kickers Tyler Bugeja (Royal Palm Beach) and Cameron Golob (Palm Beach Central) for the special honor. Lugo, who lost out to Golob for Lou Groza Kicker of the Year honors, looked forward to the future ahead. "I'm blessed to be here as a sophomore," Lugo said. "I plan to make history in Palm Beach County and win this award for the next two seasons. I set my goals real high and I don't expect anything below that." Chris Bean (Atlantic-Delray Beach) won this year's Lou Groza Head Coach of the Year, as he beat out Matt Dickmann (Seminole Ridge-Loxahatchee) and Stacy Sizemore (American Heritage) for the honor. Meanwhile, American Heritage beat out Atlantic and Palm Beach Central for the Lou Groza Team of the Year. Finally, this year's national collegiate nalists for Lou Groza Kicker of the Year Caleb Sturgis (Florida), Dustin Hoffman (Florida State) and Cairo Santos (Tulane) were in attendance at the Lou Groza Awards Ceremony, as they each engaged in their respective sit-down interviews with ESPN 760 (West Palm Beach) anchor/Lou Groza Awards host Jason Pugh. The Lou Groza Award for the nation's best kicker will be announced tonight at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. FOOTBALLContinued  1 CHRISTMASContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 12.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average has continued to see a steady decline over the last week, and that trend will likely continue through this week at the very least,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Last week, the Energy Information Administration reported one of the largest single week increases in gasoline inventories in my recent memory, which will likely contribute downward pressure to wholesale gasoline prices in the days and perhaps weeks ahead,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 820 W. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston • 863.983.9105 Visit us online at: www.ecof.com David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder & Medical Director DO YOU NEED A RETINA SPECIALIST?Shailesh Gupta, MD, FACS, is Board Certi ed in Ophthalmology and specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. He brings extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of retina disorders, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 to assist us in this easy fundraising project by collecting and donating Box Tops labels to our school. We are counting on your support! NFL Play 60 On behalf of the Gove Elementary Wellness Council, they would like to thank the Dairy Council of Florida, Mr. Randy Burnham, Ms. Allison Ducey and the NFL Play 60 initiative for making it possible for 20 of their students to participate in the pre-game and half time celebration during the Dolphins vs. Seahawks game on Nov. 25 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The members of the Wellness Council earned the privilege of participating in the half time festivities by completing several challenges set forth by the NFL Play 60 Grant. Some of the activities included: A “Morning Walk to School,” a pep-rally to promote tness and healthy eating, and a Quaker Oats Oatmeal Breakfast Challenge. The Council is currently planning other activities for the new year to include a health fair, a family funtness night, an additional morning walk to school and other tness and health initiatives. We also thank the following members of our staff for their support in helping the Council meet the goals of the grant: M. Kalsbeck, Coach Carril, S. Houston, S. Bynes, R. Bethel., J. Smith (Volunteer) and Mr. Edgecomb, Principal. Holiday Party Special thanks to the Wellington Landings Middle School Junior National Honor Society for sponsoring a Holiday Party for two of Gove Elementary’s rst grade classes. This has become an annual event where the students from Wellington Landings entertain rst grade students with games, crafts, stories and treats. It was an enjoyable morning for all of the students. KidBiz/Achieve 3000 Congratulations to Mrs. Ascheman / Ms. Wilson’s class for being selected as a “winning class” in the “Read to Succeed” Contest sponsored by Achieve 3000. The students met the goal of the contest by having 75 percent of the students in their class complete at least four articles during the contest period which ended on Nov. 30. Gove Elementary was one of seven schools in Palm Beach County to win the contest. The students will receive prizes from the KidBiz/Achieve 3000 Program for their accomplishment. Upcoming Events Dec. 14: End of Winter Diagnostics Pioneer Park ElementaryMs. Jasmin’s Reading Spot Greetings students, families, fellow educators, and supportive community members! This week sights are set on scaling the rugged and majestic heights of best practice vocabulary instruction! Sometimes the hardest aspects students face in tackling a state test or an assessment in English Language Arts are the words we don’t teach them! Vocabulary words that are hard to understand, but not speci c can make reading and understanding any text/passage difcult. One of the ways we can help prepare our students for testing is by exposing them to a variety of vocabulary words that will support their reading and writing when taking a test. We need to be sure to review all English Language Arts strategies to help our students understand the meaning of words. We must also advise our students to use their strategies in other content areas as well. Thus, we will continue to challenge our students by exposing them to the words and encouraging them to create a story by Friday. These stories will be submitted to Ms. Hall at the end of the week. Ms. Parise’s Sensational Science News Congratulations Sugar Bears! Their devotion to Growing a Green School has resulted in the school being awarded another district funded reward check for Energy Savings! Pioneer Park will receive $1,657 for our cooperation with the Energy Incentive Program. SAC/Family/Math Night Mr. Kelvin Johnson, Parent Liaison, would like to invite families, students, SAC members, and community members to the Dec. 20 Family Night. The SAC meeting will start promptly at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Math Coach, Ms. Shalanda O’Neal and our coaching and administrative staff and teachers want to make sure families know that they will be receiving special math tips for the holidays to prepare for FCAT. Student of the Month awards will follow the Math Night activities. This is the nal Family Night of 2012, please plan to be there to support students! Mathemagical Moments with Ms. Shalanda O’Neal Often students assume that math is nothing more than a mix of numbers and symbols. It is for this reason that we must assist students with learning the language of math and how to express their thinking to themselves and others with clarity. During recent classroom observations and walkthroughs, I have witnessed amazing teacher-led “Think Aloud” processes during whole group math instruction. Our next step to increase the rigor of mathematical uency is for students to engage in “Math Talk” with their peers. “Math Talk” is when students are allowed to confer, debate and reason with their peers regarding the math assignment at hand. We as educators understand that students often learn more from each other than from the instructor which is why “Math Talk” is essential to math comprehension. According to Robert J. Marzano, “One of the bene ts [of grouping students and collaborative learning] is that it can enhance the processing of new information because interacting in groups provides students with multiple reference points.” In the initial phase of implementing “Math Talk” students may be louder than normal and get off task at times. However, when students are allowed this freedom consistently and are held accountable for completing the assignment, these math discussions will become routine and will lead to increased math pro ciency. Following are math stem cards that I would suggest be laminated, cut and separated into baggies (one for each student). During collaborative and independent learning times, persuade students to use one or more stem cards to begin and push their math conversations both with you and their classmates. For example, whole group instruction has been completed and students begin working independently at their desks while the teacher works with a small group... For those working independently at their desks, this would be the most effective time to use the math stems. I will be visiting classrooms all this week to help with the implementation of “Math Talk” and stem cards. Hopefully by the beginning of next week every Sugar Bear will be “talking math!” Remember, a silent environment is not a learning environment. SCHOOLContinued  3

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationWe reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Management reserves all rights. Person who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! Like us on Facebook Win a Luxurious Cadillac ATS!Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9pm. Earn Entries Daily in December!*May not accurately represent model won. BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOPahokee Rotary in Christmas ParadePahokee Rotary members participate in Pahokee Christmas parade. Pictured from left to right: Mike Garcia, Patti Aupperlee, Julia Hale, Liz Cayson, Kay Brand. Members present not pictured: Donia Roberts, Ariel Alejo, Derek Moore, Paul Allen, Angie Pope, and Lewis Pope. SUBMITTED PHOTO‘Artful Reading’ AwardsKEC/Canal Point Elementary students, Jamesian Austin and Kimberly Canales, received their “Artful Reading” Awards for their colorful artwork and interpretations!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeCity of South BayCurrently accepting application for the following position: Maintenance Technician Position Open Until Filled Public Works Director Position Open Until Filled City of South Bay 335 S.W. 2nd Ave South Bay, Fl 33493 Attention: Human Resource Fax Resume: 561-996-7950 www.southbaycity.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesp erson in town.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 On Nov. 28 the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce and the City of Pahokee came together at Commissioners Park to dedicate a memorial monument to the City’s Fallen Of cers. Samuel “Melvin” Stephens was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 24, 1971. He was a Pahokee Police Of cer and was shot multiple times while conducting a traf c stop. Of cer Stephens was not aware that the persons in the vehicle had committed several robberies during a crime spree prior to passing through Pahokee that night. His assailants were captured and sentenced to prison terms, one has since passed away while incarcerated and the second remains in prison to this day. Deputies Jonathan Wallace and Donta Manuel tragically lost their lives together on Nov. 28, 2007 while attempting to assist in stopping a stolen vehicle being driven into the city of Pahokee. While deploying a device designed to de ate the tires of a vehicle they were both struck by another vehicle on the dark stretch of roadway. These men gave their lives while attempting to serve and protect a community that they loved. It was their oath to serve and it is our duty to honor, with this in mind a monument was constructed in their memory. The memorial can be found in the shade of a huge banyan tree in Commissioners Park, adjacent to the Lula V. York library in Pahokee. With the help of Glades Funeral Chapel, Woodlawn Monuments and Larry’s Air Conditioning, the dream of a memory garden has begun to be made into a reality. Upon completion of renovations being conducted by the City of Pahokee to Commissioners Park there will be a beautiful spot for friends and family to stop and pay tribute to these young heroes. It will also serve as a constant reminder that democracy, decency, freedom and basic human rights are all protected by men and women just like these men every day. “It is not how these of cers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.” Fallen Of cer Memorial SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOCanal Point Elementary Fall CarnivalKEC/Canal Point students enjoyed the annual Fall Carnival that was held on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Thank you to all of the parents, students, volunteers, donors and staff who supported this family friendly activity! All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, for the Holidays and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, and remain closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s. No materials will be due on those days.Belle GladeThe Belle Glade Library branch is located at 530 South Main Street, Belle Glade 33430. For more information or for questions, please contact them at 561-996-3453. Adult Between the Covers: Adult Book Discussion Series Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. Sonja Lutz will discuss “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams. Sign up and check out the book. Child Family Story Times on Monday, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 31, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17: Animal Sounds. Dec. 31: Snow. Fun stories, puppets, and lms for kids, moms, and dads. Ages two to ve. Family Story Times/Bilingual on Monday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, at 6:30 p.m. Fun stories, puppets, and a lm in Spanish for kids, moms, and dads. Ages four to eight. Tween Book Discussion on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. We’ll discuss “Rodrick’s Rules,” the second book in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney. Refreshments provided. Ages 10 and up. Game Day on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 3 p.m. Learn a new board game or play an old favorite. Ages seven and up. Holiday Arts and Crafts on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m. Make a fun craft and hear great holiday stories. Ages ve and up.South BayThe South Bay Library branch is located at 375 S.W. 2nd Avenue in South Bay. For more information or for questions, please contact them at 561-992-8393. Adult Between the Covers: Adult Book Discussion Series on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Esther Berry will discuss “The Alchemist,” by Paolo Coelho. Sign up and check out the book.PahokeeThe Pahokee Library branch is located at 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee. For more information or for questions, please call 561924-5928 Child Thrilling Thursdays on Thursday, Dec. 13 and 20, at 3:45 p.m. Totally express yourself through arts and crafts, music, and creative writing. Ages ve and up. Simple Gifts II on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Put the nishing touches on the gift you started last week, or make another! Families will create simple gifts to share with those they love. All ages. Story Time on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 10 and 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., and Thursday, Dec. 20, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Stories and fun activities for children about love. Ages three to eight. The Big Cookie Decorating Day! on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. Families are invited to join us to decorate cookies — the ultimate holiday gift! All ages. It’s (Almost) a New Year! on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. Join us for stories and fun activities as we look forward to celebrating the New Year! All ages. Palm Beach County Library Calendar of Events WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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Employment Full Time GLADES COUNTYCLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDAFISCAL ASSISTANT IIMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Associate of Science Degree from an accredited college in Accounting and three (3) years progressively responsible experience. in Accounting or Finance; or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for above quali cations. EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Including Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Education Reimbursement Program, Employee Health Care and membership with the Florida Retirement System. SALARY RANGE : $32,000.00 $38,000.00 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION : Glades County Employment Application and copy of valid Florida Driver’s License.SUBMIT RESUME TO: Glades County Clerk of Courts P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471 500 Avenue J Suite 102 (863) 946-6010 Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Work Place Employment Full Time 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 Business EquipmentRefrigerators for sale Stainless steel 2 door commercial fridge, $250.(good for storing produce,perishables) Stand-up display cooler/ one door/ excellent condition, $500.Call 561-261-7699. leave message if no answer. (561)261-7699 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsBelle Glade 651 SE 4th St. 3br/1ba. W/D hookup, very quiet neighborhood. Call 305-487-2850. BELLE GLADE & South Bay, 2BR, 1BA apts. $450/month. Call 561-996-5420. Apartments MIRA VERDEHOLIDAY MOVE IN SPECIALPay no Application fee for December FIRST MONTH FREE!!• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH Saturday by appointment!**Looking for FARMWORKERS to come live with us** LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (877) 255-7316 LaBelle, FL Give your family the greatest present in the world…a nice home!MIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE LAS NAVIDADES!! No pagan por costo de applicacion para Diciembre. 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale4br, 2 bath 2004 Wind Zone III doublewide. This home is in mint condition $49,900. Easy nancing available 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 All Mobile homes on sales lot sold at invoice. Inventory must be reduced. These are the lowest prices in years. 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Mobile HomeSaleVery large doublewide 4br, 2bath on half acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Only $54,900. Ready to move in. 863-983-4663 or 863-673-4325 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look fiihlifid Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 261012CA000300XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANK OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-1, Plaintiff, vs. MARTHA C. HERNANDEZ A/K/A MARTHA CELINA HERNANDEZ; et al Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST NELSON HERNANDEZ, deceased, RESIDENCES UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: LOTS 14 AND 15, IN BLOCK 403, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF 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 SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306 within 30 days from the rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on December 4, 2012. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As 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 Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort, Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 432416 CN 12/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 222010CA000249CAXXXX LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING INC., Plaintiff, VS. JAMES A BURTON JR, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led November 13, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 222010CA000249CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Okeechobee, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL. 33471 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 21st day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Lot 94 of a Replat of a portion of Third Addition to Buckhead Ridge, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Glades County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of November, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 431522 GCD 12/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-000048-CA PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. SHERRY Y. ADAMS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 8, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10-000048-CA of the Circuit Court o f the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Sherry Y. Adams, Nicky Holter, Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc., PNC Bank, National Association, as Successor By Merger with National City Bank, as Successor By Merger with Harbor Federal Savings Bank, Unknown Tenant #1 n/k/a Nathan Holter, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Glades County, Florida on the 27th day o f December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 22, BLOCK B, LAKEVIEW ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 100, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHE R WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: MERI, MODEL: 1998, TITLE NUMBERS: 45262099145873395, ID NUMBERS: CF24424924A/ 24424924B INCLUDING THE BUILDINGS AND APPURTENANCES LOCATED THEREON AND TOGETHER WITH THE FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES SITUATED THEREIN AND LOCATED THEREON. A/K/A 1011 CASEY LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 9th day of November, 2012. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintif f P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-89506 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Cler k of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 430888 GCD 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000105 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. MATHEW HAUGHT A/K/A MATTHEW HAUGHT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 11-13-2012, and entered in Case No. 201 1-CA-000105 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Wendy Haught, Mathew Haught a/k/a Matthew Haught, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida at on the 17th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2832 CR 731, VENUS, FL 33960 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 16th day of November, 2012. Joe Flint, Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimileeService: servealaw@albertellilaw.comSJ 11-74317 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 431365 GCD 12/6,13/2012 DIRT SALE BID Barron Water Control District is accepting SEALED bid proposals up to 9:00 A.M., Friday, January 4, 2013, at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL for the sale of about 260,000 cubic yards of dirt along several canals. To inquire and receive detailed bidding speci cations and instructions contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346, between the hours of 8:00 A.M and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. The District reserves the right to hold all proposals for sixty (60) days and to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, and to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District, Lester B. Baird General Manager 432533 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on December 27th 2012 @ 8 a.m. at Affordable Towing 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade FL 33430: 2002 Cadillac, VIN: 1GYEC63T72R106976 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 432528 CN 12/13/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on December 24th 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1993 Ford, VIN: 1FACP45E6PF120418 1992 GMC,VIN: 1GTDC14Z4NE551291 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 432527 CN 12/13/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 432385 CN 12/13/2012 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-25CP Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF : ROGER SMITH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Roger Smith, deceased, whose date of death was March 13, 2012, and whose social security number is 263-11-0648, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P. O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is December 13, 2012. Personal Representative: Diane Smith c/o Jeffrey A. Fadley, Esquire 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 A ttorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 A ttorney for Petitioner 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 432302 GCD 12/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-000490-CA JC GEMINI II, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; JOHN W. STEPHENSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W. STEPHENSON; IDA ANN STEPHENSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IDA ANN STEPHENSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), YE REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, TI-IE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; Whose 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: Lot 27, Block 2034, PORT LABELLE SUBDIVISION UNIT 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 plaintiffs attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0539, 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 27th day of November, 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. 431689 CN 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2007-001116-CA BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006.18, Plaintiff, VS. OSCAR CEBALLOS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an. Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2007-001116-CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, is the Plaintiff and OSCAR CEBALLOS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR CEBALLOS N/K/A JANE DOE; EVERGLADES TREE SERVICE INC; TENANT #1 N/K/A SERENA GREEN; TENANT #2 N/K/A CALVIN BERT are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 2nd day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 70, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37-39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 230 N Quebrada Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F07055455 COUNTRY CONY B/C-RUNASSIGNED-Team 2 F07055455**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 431980 CN 12/6,13/2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 2058 2009 1354432-A0000800100 Carter Construction and Development, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4529, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431133 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 870 2005 1134432-A0001660100 Andres Perez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2991 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431092 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2028 2009 1354432-A0000140100 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4644 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431026 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2915 2009 2024329-28000000860 Monna Shreve Williams Lots 159 and 160, Ford Park, Section One, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431023 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2065 2009 1354432-A0001090000 Cornel & Peaches Davis The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4470 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431052 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2054 2009 1354432-A0000700000 Juana Rosquete Estate and Belle Steiner The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter in Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4489 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431064 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Services Bene t Unit for assessments on properties for maintenance of water lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2013, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2013, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Karson Turner, Vice Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 432249 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 1/3/2013 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 2095 2009 1354432-A0002180100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3859 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431135 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 SPECIAL NOTICE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE Pursuant to Florida statutes chapter 590.125, be advised that the FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE will be conducting fuel treatment (control burning, mowing or chopping) in selected parcels in the following designated areas during the period November 1, 2012-December 31, 2013. These treatments are for reducing the re occurrence hazard and to establish fuel continuity breaks. Township 42 Range 29 Sections-32 Township 43 Range 28 Sections1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 and 31 Township 43 Range 29 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27 28,33 and 34 Township 43 Range 30 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, 28,32;33,34,35 and36 Township 43 Range 31 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,33,34, and 35 Township 43 Range 32 Sections 6,7,18,19,20,29,30,31 and 32 Township 43 Range 34 Sections 7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25 and 26 Township 44 Range 28 Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31 Township 44 Range 29 Sections 4,9,14,15 and 16 Township 44 Range 32 Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34,35 and 36 Township 44 Range 33 Sections 5,6,7,8 west half of 18,19,29,30,31 and 32 Township 45 Range 29 Sections 8,9,16,17,20,21,26,27,28,29,32,33,34 and 35 Township 48Range 33 Section 9 If your real property is not located in the designated areas above, you need not concern yourself with this matter. Otherwise if you should have any objections or questions, please direct them to the: FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE 10941 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, Fl. 33905 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 2056 2009 1354432-A0000710000 BC and PC Corporation The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4487, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431132 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Public Notice

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION and ASSESSMENT SAVINGS up to $50,000 You can also apply online at www.pbcgov.com/papa Exemption E le Senior Citizen Exemption: The additional exemption applies to all tax rates adopted by Palm Beach County and the municipalities of Boynton Beach, Haverhill, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, and Wellington. To qualify: TAX SAVINGSGARY R. NIKOLITS, CFAPALM BEACH COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISERFiling Deadline for 2013 Tax Saving Exemptions is March 1, 2013In order to qualify for this exemption and savings you must: • Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2013 • Reside on the property as of January 1, 2013 • Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2013 When you apply for the exemption, please bring the following with you: 1. A copy of your recorded deed. 2. Social Security Number of all property owners. 3. Florida drivers’ license (Valid in Florida Only License is for Non-Residents). 4. Permanent residency proof (Alien Registration Card), if not a U.S. citizen In addition, please bring the following items which apply to you: 5. Florida vehicle registration. 6. Florida voters’ registration. (Matching the address where the exemption is being requested) 7. Declaration of Domicile, if applicable. 8. Death certi cate, if applicable, for widow(er)’s exemption.You may also visit the Property Appraiser’s of ce to le. If you do not drive, or do not have access to the internet, please call our of ce and an application will be mailed to you. Your application must be led by March 1, 2013 in order to qualify for a 2013 exemption. Of ces Hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru FridayDowntown Service Center, Palm Beach County Governmental Center 1st Floor, 301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach ......................(561) 355-2866 North County Service Center 3188 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561) 624-6521 South County Service Center 14925 Cumberland Dr., Delray Beach ....(561) 276-1250 Mid-Western Communities Service Center 200 Civic Center Way, Suite 200, Royal Palm Beach ..............................................................................(561) 784-1220 West County Service Center 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade....(561) 996-48901. You must have a homestead exemption. 2. At least one homeowner, quali ed for homestead, must be 65 years old or older as of January 1, 2013. 3. Your annual adjusted gross household income for 2012 must be less than $27,000 (estimated). Applications must be received by March 1, 2013. Please visit the of ce nearest you to apply.HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY NEWLY PURCHASED OR SOLD PROPERTIES IF YOUR HOMEOWNER STATUS REMAINS THE SAME, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC HOMESTEAD RENEWAL RECEIPT CARD FOR 2013 Please contact our of ce for additional information regarding Widow/Widowers, Disability, Veteran’s Disability or Veteran/First Responder Surviving Spouse Exemptions.MARCH 1, 2013 IS THE FINAL DAY TO FILE FOR TAX EXEMPTIONS 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOBookwormsKEC/Canal Point Elementary students visited Barnes and Noble Booksellers on Friday, Nov. 16. They took a tour, shopped for books and ate delicious sugar cookies! Students pictured are learning about how books are processed through the storeroom and then placed throughout the store. Thank you to the Mary and Robert Pew Education Fund and to Barnes and Noble Booksellers! Aggravated battery, knew/should have known victim was pregnant Arrested Dec. 7 kn v i c Jesse Dortch, 29Larceny, grand theft 300 less than 5,000 dollars Arrested Dec. 4 Released Dec. 6 l e Tyrone Campbell, 22Battery by strangulation Arrested Dec. 9 Mauricio Castaneda, 45Homicide, murder rst degree premeditated Arrested Dec. 8 de Lemaine Jeanmarie, 19Aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon Arrested Dec. 4 Le ma in e J of Jonesha Shuntay Curry, 21Kill, injure, possess alligator or egg w/o authority Arrested Dec. 6 Released Dec. 6 on bond ga bo Otis James Williams, 30DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Dec. 9 Released Dec. 9 John Willie Williams, 46 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 2086 2009 1354432-A0001760000 Lawrence & Aleida Arlene Capomaggi The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431065 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2055 2009 1354432-A0000700100 Maria Chacon The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4488 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431111 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2094 2009 1354432-A0002150100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract No. 3861 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431131 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2026 2009 1354432-A0000120100 Jorge Hernandez & Rosa Ramos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35,Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4625 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431137 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2062 2009 1354432-A0001020000 Mervyn Bruno and Phyllis Bruno-David The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter, of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4418, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431138 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2182 2009 1364432-A0002110100 Toribio Diago The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30 feet. Also known as Tract 4133 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431139 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000060 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. LOIS R. LASHWAY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000060 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and LOIS R. LASHWAY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1 Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN STATE LOT 3 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 13; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 13, A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEET, TO THE 17 FEET CONTOUR LINE AS SURVEYED BY W.T. WALLIS, JR. (ALSO KNOWN AS THE WALLIS MEANDER LINE); THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE, A DISTANCE OF 504.13 FEET, TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE PLAT OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE EXTENDED ACROSS STATE ROAD NO. 721, A DISTANCE OF 70.88 FEET, TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 721; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 273.67 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCHES IRON ROD WITH CAP STAMPED LS 5081 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 131.22 FEET TO A 90P NAIL; THENCE NORTH 27 INCHES 51 FEET 29 INCHES WEST, PARALLEL TO SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 145.45 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 142.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 5 AND 6 OF ROGER SWANSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, IN STATE LOT 3, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND DESCRIPTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN STATE LOT 3 IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; COMMENCING AT A STATE PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CONER OF SAID SECTION 13, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTS 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 13 A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEE TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE AS RUN BY W.T. WALLIS, JR/ IN 1926 AND BALANCE; THENCE NORHT 33 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID 17 CONTOUR LINE A DISTANC EOF 504.13 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, INSTRUMENT NO. 44949 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 290.67 FEE TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 271.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINTUES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 152.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 152.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 7 AND 8 OF ROGER SWANSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, IN STATE LOT 3, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 428 COUNTY ROAD 721 LOOP, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 20, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10011941 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC--Team 3 F 10011941 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 431523 CN 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN : Jaime Perez, 1255 Riviera Ave., Clewiston Kanoasha P. Jackson, 1208 Kentucky Ave., Clewiston David C. Romero, Sr., 726 Midstate Loop, Clewiston Antonio Gonzalez, 609 E. Trinidad Ave., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 12/06/2012 432130 CN/CB 12/13/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE FOR NEW WELL WITH RAW WATER LINE The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its issuance of Permit Number 313079-001-DS to construct a new raw water well pump, discharged piping, appurtenances, along with raw water line to the existing water treatment plant serving approximately 40 people at a facility located at 11045 County Road 833, Clewiston, Hendry County Florida, to Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Ft. Myers FL 33913. The application is available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364 West, Fort Myers, FL 33902. This permit is hereby granted. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Section 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes as provided below. If a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led, this action automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or substantial modi cation of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below for ling a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time have expired. Mediation is provided as set forth in section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes and Rule 28-106.404 Florida Administrative Code. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Section 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 2900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000. Under Rule 62.100.1064(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is action upon. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 14 days of receipt of prior written notice or 14 days of receipt of this publication. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.06(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be led within 14 days of receipt of written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.06(3) of the Florida Statutes, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determined (hearing) under Section 1290.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c Rules or Statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; and(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, a required by Rule 28-106.301. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely led. This permit constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a) of the Florida Statutes, which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by the ling of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000; and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within 30 days from the date when the order is led with the clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes, may also seek appellate review of the order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be led with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order if led with the Clerk of the Department. 432531 CN 12/13/2012 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 1748 2008 1224432-01000550130 Morgan & Rosa J. Aponte Lot 13, Block 55, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431062 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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HENDRY COUNTY—Take a break from holiday stress and enjoy the area’s natural beauty with a birding tour. The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society w ill host a birding tour at the South Florida Water Management District Stormw ater Treatment Area 5 on Dec. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Dec. 29, the Hendry-Glades A udubon Society will sponsor a trip to the STA as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count. The stormwater treatment areas, owned and operated by the South Florida Water Management District, are vast, constructed wetlands that use vegetation to naturally cleanse excess nutrients from w ater before it enters the Everglades. These remote, shallow-water marshes attract many species of nesting wading birds, migratory and other water fowl such as great blue herons, wood storks, snowy egrets, great egrets and roseate spoonbills. Tours are open to anyone, but participants must register to reserve a spot on the trips. Space is limited! Tours are capped at maximium of 60 participants, and may be more limited on some tours. The STA-5 schedule follows the tour information and directions.Tour InformationReminders: Take sunscreen, water, snacks, hats and wear closed-toe shoes. Tour-participants must stay on the levee. There is no age minimum for the trips. Birders will now be allowed to drive around cell 1B in a one-way fashion. Carpooling is strongly advised to minimize the number of vehicles in the area. The caravan will be led by a Hendry-Glades Audubon Society member. Reservations are required. To sign up for the STA-5 Birding Tour, send an e-mail to Margaret England with your name and contact information, the date you want to go, and the number in your party. You may also le ave a message at 863-517-0202. For general information, contact B. J. Kattel 561-682-6640.STA-5 DirectionsVia Alligator Alley: STA-5 is south of Clewiston on the NW corner of Rotenberger WMA. From Miami: Get to Alligator Alley via your favorite route (e.g., Turnpike to I-75, Palmetto to I-75, I-95 to I-595 W to I75). Go west to Government (Snake) Road at the Micosukee gas station (exit 49). Take Government Road north to CR-835. Follow CR-835 for three miles to Deer Fence Road (on right at curve). Go east on Deer Fence Road (dirt road) for two miles, cross the bridge at STA-5; continue east on the unpaved road to the parking area east of the tower. Via South Bay: Take US-27 north or SR-80 west (from Palm Beach) to US-27 at South Bay. Go west on US-27 toward Clewiston for 13 1/2 miles. Look for Evercane Road (CR-835) and the J & J Ag. Products sign. Continue south on CR835 for about 26.7 miles to Deer Fence Road. Turn left onto Deer Fence Road (dirt road) and continue about 2 miles, cross the bridge at STA-5; continue eas t on the unpaved road to the parking are a east of the tower. Directions from Naples/Ft. Myers area: If you live to the south, you should take Alligator Alley east to the Micosukee gas station at exit 49, and follow the directions above. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertinament & Attractions December 2012 Birding tours planned to stormwater treatment area Courtesy photo/ SFWMDBald Eagle Courtesy photo/ SFWDRed Shouldered Hawk Courtesy photo/ SFWDRosette Spoonbill

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for more details. Management reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion at any time. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook *May not accurately represent model won. Limit one coupon per person. Must be a new Players Club member. Membership is free to all 21 or over. Approved ID will be required for redemption. All offers are subject to availability. Non-negotiable, non-transferrable, cannot be combined with a ny other offer and must be redeemed in person at Seminole Brighton Casino. No Cash value. No un-used credit will be returned. Semionle Casino Brighton is not responsible for lost or stolen coupons. 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(Must not be a member in any Semionle or Hard Rock Casino in FL Players Club).NEW MEMBERS SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD AND GET $100* FREE PLAY!Win a Luxurious Cadillac ATS!Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9pm. Earn Entries Daily in December! BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions December 2012 Ring in the New Year with cash giveaways, a special menu at Josiah, NYE Bingo session and more!BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—It’s a winter wonderland thing at Seminole Casino Brighton, where luxury, cash and free play prizes help spread the holiday cheer! On Saturday, Dec. 29, win a luxurious Cadillac ATS and ring in the New Year in a new ride. Earn entries daily all month long, starting Dec.1. On Saturday, Dec. 22, Christmas trees aren’t the only green you’ll see when 50 players each win $100 in cash. Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 50 lucky players will get into the spirit of receiving with a special gift of $100 in free play. Josiah will serve up hearty Christmas Day specials on Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy a roast turkey dinner or baked ham, with all the trimmings, and a dessert for $13.95. Come party with Seminole Casino Brighton and ring in the New Year with drawings to win your share of over $10,000 cash. Five lucky winners will take home $2,013. As we countdown to 2013, Seminole Casino Brighton will transform into a NYE party with a countdown in Times Square, free party favors, free champagne and special menu. Josiah’s will serve up their Prime Rib Dinner for two (10 ounces each) which includes a choice of potato and vegetable. The entre will be available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and costs $33.95. Surf & Turf comes with a 12ounce rib eye, jumbo garlic shrimp and choice of potato and vegetable. It costs $26.95. New Year’s Eve festivities also include a special bingo session with over $39,000 up for grabs. This also includes a $12,013 Must Go jackpot game. Tickets are on sale now in the bingo hall. Players can now enjoy bingo matinee sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. Packs are $18 and $28. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, visitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays, 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. On Sundays, the bus picks up at 11:15 a.m. and departs at 6 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 six-table poker room, live action e-tables blackjack and roulette, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning 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, 34974 (in Glades County). For more information, call toll-free 800360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com. Winter Wonderland at Seminole Casino Brighton

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The Sunshine State may not evoke the traditional scenes of Christmas, but Florida’s connection to the holiday is the oldest in North America. According to historians, the rst of cial celebration of Christmas in North A merica was very likely in the area of w hat is now Tallahassee. In 1539, Hernado De Soto celebrated Christmas while on his expedition through Florida in search for gold and a passage to China. In the Lake Okeechobee area, two early Christmases held special meaning. On Dec. 25, 1837, 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama Volunteers arrived in the area east of what is now Orlando to construct a fort. They named it Fort Christmas. That site of that fort is now the town of Christmas, Fla., which has a very popular post o ce this time of year. People come from miles around to h ave their Christmas cards postmarked “Christmas, FL!” If you go, expect to wait in longer-thanusual lines for what has become a holiday tradition for many. Christmas, Fla. is located about 20 miles east of Orlando on Highway 50. The historical park and museum is located a few miles north of Hwy. 50 at 1300 Fort Christmas Road (C.R. 420). In addition to the recreation of the historic fort, the town of Christmas is also home to the world’s largest alligatorshaped building, measuring at just over 200 feet. Christmas 1938 is another important date in area history—the date of the Battle of Okeechobee. As pioneers came to settle Florida, they brought with them their own holiday traditions. Frolics—a party with music and dancing—were popular gatherings for Florida settlers. For farmers and ranchers who rarely saw their neighbors, a gathering of the whole community was itself a reason to celebrate. Adding a tradition holiday made it even more special. Patrick Smith’s novel “A Land Remembered” described a Christmas frolic in Fort Drum, in what is now northern Okeechobee County: Night beat him to the trading post, and the glow of coal oil lamps spilled from the old building when he rode up and hitched Ishmael. The frolic would not be held in the open this time since the barnlike meeting hall was now completed ... For a moment Zech hesitated, feeling the urge to walk backward to the door and run for Ismael, then retreat to the prairie where he belonged. Had he known about Christmas frolics he could have purchased suitable clothes somewhere, but no one told him. He had never seen his father in a suit or his mother in a blue dress with lace, and because of this he blamed them for his situation and felt anger at them for allowing him to come to the frolic dressed as he was. Then it came to him they wouldn’t know either. Perhaps they once did, but that was too long ago in the past. In his memory he knew there had been no Christmas frolic in Florida for his mother and father and none now, and the sudden anger at them for something beyond their knowledge shamed him. His embarrassment was his alone, for no one paid him even the slightest attention for the way he dressed. The black suits in the room were worn only for funerals and weddings and the Christmas frolic and by morning every man and boy would become a duplicate of Zech. If he had looked closer he would have seen moth holes, torn seams and frayed collars and cu s, outgrown pants four inches short, missing buttons and coat sleeves that came halfway to the elbow when an arm was bent. A pot bellied stove at the left of the door grew ripe and turned red, overheating Zech and causing him to move away. One of the ladies in attendance said, “Would you like punch? ... Modern Florida communities h ave their own traditions. With no ice or sno w for a sleigh to traverse, Santa Claus nds other means of travel. In Florida communities, Santa may arrive by boat, on wate r skis, by retruck, by helicopter or even on a motorcycle. No matter his mode o f travel, children are happy to greet the jolly man in the red suit. Florida holiday celebrations have own traditions Courtesy photoThe recreated Fort Christmas gives visitors a chance to step back into Florida’s past. The nearby town of Christmas is busy this time of year as folks travel there just to post holiday cards and letters with a “Christmas, Florida” postmark. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions December 2012 With “water, water, everywhere” it’s no surprise that boat parades are popular in Florida, and lighted Christmas boat parades are a visual treat. OKEECHOBEE : The Okeechobee Yatchette Club’s 29th Annual Christmas Boat Parade is planned for Saturday, Dec. 15 on Taylor Creek. Boaters will meet on Taylor Creek just south of State Road 70 (by Burger King) between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m. Those who plan to be in the boat parade are asked to decorate their boats and string them with holiday lights. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and travels south on Taylor Creek to the Rim Canal, and then turns left (east) on the Rim Canal to end at the VFW Post on U.S. 441 S.E. For more information, call Arnie Welpley at 863-534-4777. CAPE CORAL/FORT MYERS: The 35th Annual Cape Coral Holiday Boat Along will be held Dec. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. The parade will include approximately 100 boats decorated in a festive holiday fashion. At Four Freedoms Park, the landlubbers watch the boats gather in the Bimini Basin before they begin meandering through the canals of south Cape Coral. Along with providing an ideal seat to watch the illuminated vessels, the park features holiday music, a visit from Santa, food and beverages for sale. For more information, contact 239-573-3125. PUNTA GORDA: The 23th Annual Peace River Charlotte Harbor Boat Parade will be held Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. The parade can be viewed from land, personal watercraft or chartered cruise. For more information, call 941-769-0002. TAMPA BAY: The Twinkle In Tampa Bay Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is planned for Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. along the water by Davis Island, Harbour Island and the Channelside District. Channelside Bay Plaza, located in the Channelside district of Tampa, is near downtown Tampa and easily accessible from the Selmon Expressway as well as I-4 and I-275. Parking is available at several public parking lots. Christmas season brings lighted boat parades

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Planetarium plans showsFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight w ill present “Star of Wonder” on Dec. 14 and 15, in the planetarium. Join us the search for the star that may h ave guided the Magi to Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. Find out how an astronomer might explain this great mystery. Star of Wonder has been a family holiday tradition at the Hallstrom Planetarium since 1993. Planetarium show times are Friday evening at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, A merican Express, or MasterCard or visit w ww.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.Santa on the firetruckOKEECHOBEE—Santa will also travel around inside the city limits on a City of Okeechobee re truck. On Dec. 19 he will drive through the northwest and northeast sections of the City of Okeechobee. On Dec. 20, he will travel through the southeast section. On Dec. 21, he will visit the southwest section of the city.Car show in Barron ParkLABELLE—On Dec. 18 the South Central Fla. Car Club will be collecting toys and canned goods during their monthly Hot Rides and Hot Dogs Cruise In. This event is held in Barron Park in LaBelle from 5-7 p.m. It is not limited to cars and trucksbikes are welcome too!! This is an annual event for the club. All items collected will be distributed locally. Early registration for the 7th A nnual Legends of the Road Super Cruise and Show is now open. The show is held Swamp Cabbage weekend. So dust off that ride, grab a neighbor and join us for a night of fun in the park. For more information, call 863-634-1791 or 863-234-8343.Perspectives on ChristmasOKEECHOBEE—Pastor D ave and Linda Robertson and Fountain of Life Church present, “Perspectives of Christmas,” and original musical, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. In this original musical drama, the story of the nativity is told from various points of view. Hear from Mary and Joseph as they remember back to that special occasion. Listen as Dimeon and Anna sing of that day they had awaited for so long. See the wisemen and shepherds proclaim the birth of a king; The King! Location: 1302 S.W. 32nd St. Nursery available for ages 3 and under. Call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297 for more information.Community Choir presents Christmas CantataOKEECHOBEE—In its 14th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, the Community Choir will present the Christmas Cantata, “God With Us,” seasonal favorites and Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus from the Messiah, where the audience is invited to participate, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, and at 3 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. 2nd St. Fifty-two voices representing 17 local churches will sing a variety of songs followed by the premier of the cantata which was composed by Frank Carter, especially for the Okeechobee Community Choir. Frank, who will be accompanying the choir, serves as the director of music and art at Good Shepherd United Methodist church in West Palm Beach, and is a very accomplished concert pianist as well as composer, and will be playing his Christmas Carol arrangements during the prelude and o ertory. Frank will also h ave Christmas CDs available for purchase. Tickets are NOT required for admission. A love o ering will be taken to help defer advertising costs. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.Christmas on the CaloosahatcheeMOORE HAVEN—The annual Christmas on the Caloosahatchee will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven. There will be lots of food, crafts, games, and of course Santa! For more information, contact Shelley Jones at 863-946-0737.Art exhibit at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts CenterBELLE GLADE—Paintings by Sarah Bennett will be on display in the Grand Hall at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, now through Dec. 18. The Grand Hall is open Monday Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160.Aviation Expo plannedSEBRING—Preparations for the 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo are swinging into high gear for the Jan. 1720, 2013 event, and the Expo management team is looking for volunteers to assist them before and during the event, held annually at the Sebring Regional Airport. “We welcomed 16,000 people from throughout the world to our fourday event this past January,” said Expo Director Jana Filip, “and there’s a myriad of jobs that we need help with. We’re hoping to recruit about 300 volunteers, and we’re hoping many of our previous volunteers will return.” To learn more about the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, visit www.sport-aviationexpo.com or call 863-655-6444.Megacon set for MarchORLANDO—MegaCon, the larges t comic book, anime, gaming and multimedia event will take place March 15–17, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The original cast o f “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will provide a special event on Saturday, March 16, in Hall F, at the Orange County Convention Center. Join the cast as they interact together with the audience. They will eld and answer questions in an entertaining way that only they could do. Event tickets are available on the MegaCon website now. Other special guests at the convention will include Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch and David Prowse (the original Darth Vader) from the Sta r Wars movies. Also scheduled to appea r are Dean Cain from “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”; Lou Ferrigno, T.V.’s “The Incredible Hulk”; James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter Movies; and Michael Koske from “The Walking Dead.” For more information online go to www.megaconvention.com. Special events and celebrations planned ... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 Courtesy photoSacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. 6th Street in Okeechobee will present their annual Christmas Around the World celebration on Dec. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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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 December 2012 When it comes to holiday decorations, Florida communities h ave their own styles and traditions. If you live in the Sunshine State, a Christmas tree doesn’t h ave to be the traditional evergreen. Florida residents string lights on palm trees and oak trees. In the City of LaBelle, Barron Park’s lighted trees re ect in the Caloosahatchee River, creating a magical e ect. This year, the City of West Palm Beach boats a 35-foot tall holiday tree sculpted from 400 tons of sand. The tree is strung w ith real lights and located on the Waterfront Commons. (For more information, see wpg.org.) Some Florida communities h ave a di erent kind of “live” Christmas tree. Singing Christmas trees are tree-shaped sca oldings lined with singers. In Belle Glade, the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s Annual Singing Christmas Tree features community volunteers. In downtown Okeechobee, the local high school band boosters sponsor giant holiday cards in Flagler Park. The 8-foot tall cards can be enjoyed by those driving by. Or you can follow the band boosters’s suggestion to take a “Holiday Stroll in the Park” to enjoy the artwork on the colorful cards. Florida style shines in area holiday decorations Courtesy photoHoliday decorations for City of West Palm Beach includes a 35foot Christmas tree made of sand. Courtesy photoGiant holiday cards in Flagler Park greet visitors to downtown Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 39thAnnual Stuart Boat ShowJanuary 11, 12 & 13 HMYs Waterway Marina € Apex Marine € Stuart Harbor MarinaNORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY NORTH SIDE OF ST. LUCIE RIVER WEST OF ROOSEVELT BRIDGEFRIDAY&SATURDAY10AM-6PM € SUNDAY10AM-5PMADMISSION ONLY $10 € CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE Proudly Sponsored By:Produced and Managed By: Owned By:Event sponsored in part by the Martin County Tourist Development Council Show Information: 954-522-5288 allsportsproductions.net 39 39 New for 2013! Fishermans Village Presented by Florida Sport Fishing 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 By Bob WattendorfFWCHoliday season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or by having a few extra days to celebrate w ith family and friends, coming up with appropriate presents can be a challenge. The key to gift-giving is matching the gift to the individual, while making sure it is something they’ll enjoy, is hopefully good for them and not too expensive. A nd if it helps Mother Nature too, maybe that’s the perfect gift. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several suggestions for your holiday shopping. How about an o ering guaranteed to create a happier, healthier and more productive lifestyle? Richard Louv, chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and author of “The Nature Principle” and “Last Child in the Woods,” has made a solid case, supported by years of research, that connecting with nature results in those bene ts. Being able to spend time in nature brings people of any age back to the roots connecting them with the nurturing earth. In a time when frantic schedules, enclosed spaces and constant noise tend to drive us a little crazy, it is a real gift to get outdoors and relax with family and friends, get moving to burn o some excess holiday calories and open the door to better communications. To start, how about planning a nature hike or shing trip? “Perhaps more than any other form of recreation, shing and boating are critical to the health and well-being of A merica’s outdoor heritage,” according to the Outdoor Foundation. “By boat and on land, the rst outdoor experience for many Americans is shing, introducing tens of millions of people each year to the wonders of nature. Fishing also serves as an important bridge and top ‘gateway’ activity that leads participants to other outdoor passions.” So why not invite your family and friends on a fun shing trip, right here in Florida – the Fishing Capital of the World (FishingCapital.com)? An annual resident shing license is easy to obtain at License.MyFWC.com, by calling 888FISH-FLORIDA or visiting a local retailer that sells shing tackle and licenses. A ve-year freshwater shing license makes an especially great gift. While you are purchasing the license, you will h ave the opportunity to make a donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network to help the FWC with “Creating the next generation that cares.” An annual freshwater shing license costs just $17. Since the average angler shes 17 times a year (U.S. Census Bureau research) and enjoys four to ve hours on a typical trip, the cost is less than a quarter per hour of fun and healthy recreation. When you purchase a license you are also providing a gift to nature and future generations of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. For 75 years, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program has guaranteed that shing license fees are protected by law and can only be used for sh and wildlife conservation. Moreover, fees collected by the federal government on shing tackle, pleasure boats and motor boat fuels provide additional funding for recreational shing and conservation. While putting a shing-related gif t pack together, you can nd lots of information about shing tips and gear a t MyFWC.com/Fishing, along with shing sites and up-to-date forecasts. One of the most fun tips is to h ave everyone r egiste r for Florida’s freshwater angler recognition programs, including TrophyCatch and Big Catch, at TrophyCatchFlorida. com. When you register, you become eligible for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boa t and trailer, with a Mercury outboard and Motor Guide trolling motor. That drawing will be in October 2013. However, for the hard-core freshwater anglers who travel from all across the world to sh Florida’s fresh water, the ultimate catch is a trophy largemouth bass. The FWC and corporate partners reward anglers for reporting those sh and then releasing them to challenge another angler and to keep the shery thriving. To learn more and keep informed, please “like” us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida. Another great gift that will help anglers boast about their sport while supporting conservation is a “Go Fishing” largemouth bass specialty license plate for their vehicle or trailer. Simply go to Buyaplate.com, or purchase a gift certi cate at an authorized motor vehicle of ce. Enjoy your holidays and a lifetime o f active nature-based recreation. Get Outdoors Florida! Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 888FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Celebrate the holidays with a healthier lifestyle Courtesy photo/ FWCCatch a sh and catch a smile! Florida lakes are a great place to spend holiday leisure time with family members.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change. The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade S S S S S J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J SPAIN TEXAS E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z SOUTHERN U.S. AMERICA AROUND THE WORLD THE LAND OF OZBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 TH RUSSIA AFRICA SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 PERFORMING A RTS The Great American SongbookBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present Matt Davenport and AMA’s “The Great American Songbook,” on Tuesday Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This innovative, potpourri of popular music showcases many scenes: a 1940s-style “live radio show,” a look back to the ’50s most popular hits and a salute to Motown’s Temptations and The Supremes. Classics from great American masters like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins are revamped into dazzling production numbers and spine-tingling tap dance routines. Plus, our newest chapter features songs from today’s hit-makers, including Michael Bubl, Ray Charles and Billy Joel. With lush musical arrangements of award-winning songs, from “Route 66” to “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” culminating with a patriotic nale, you’ll be proud to be an American. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Juan Siddi FlamencoBELLE GLADE—Art Feagan’s Juan Siddi Flamenco will preform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Under the artistic direction of Spanish choreographer Juan Siddi, some of amenco’s most unique and creative musicians, singers and dancers, from Spain and the United States, bring their talent to the stage with world-class performances that inspire audiences with exhilarating passion. Recognized for his remarkable stage talent, artistry, and stunning choreographies, Juan combines dancing, choreography, costumes and lighting to create an unforgettable performance. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Broadway’s Next H!T MusicalFORT PIERCE—The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning will present an arts and humanities series in 2013. All shows will be held at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC Main Campus, Fort Pierce. Curtain at 4 p.m. The rst presentation will be Broadway’s Next H!T Musical. Reviewed in New York as the best improv comedy in the city, this musical comedy is not like any show you h ave ever seen before. The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit-song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The New York Times calls this show “hilarious!” and the New York Post “Remarkable.” For ticket information, contact the IRSC Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.Juke Box JiveLABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street, will present “Juke Box Jive,” directed by Nick Fidanza, Jan. 11-13 and Jan. 18-20. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. the shows start promptly so please arrive 30 minutes in advance to be seated before the show starts. For tickets or more information, call 863-675-3066 or email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com. Plays, concerts, dancing & more ...