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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: 12-20-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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TAYLOR SELECTED AS GLADES DAY’S OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR AND MVPBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunThe honors keep coming for Kelvin Taylor. On Dec. 12 at the Glades Day School’s gymnasium, Glades Day head coach Pete Walker announced that Taylor’s No. 21 jersey would be of cially retired, which signi ed his contribution to the program and its illustrious history. In addition, the outgoing senior running back took home the team’s Offensive Back of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the Year – two awards that everyone af liated with the program knew he was going to win. It’s truly well-deserved, considering the fact that Taylor nished his nal year of high school football with a staggering 234 carries for 2,423 rushing yards and 42 total touchdowns. The 2012 Lou Groza Player of the Year ended his high school football career with an astonishing 12,144 rushing yards, which is technically a national high school football rushing record – except that the National Federation of State High School Football Associations will not recognize Taylor’s accomplishments from his eighth grade year. Taylor nished a mere 20 yards ahead of Yulee senior running back Derrick Henry, who ended his high school football career with 12,124 yards. However, Henry was recognized by the NFHS as the nation’s record holder since he garnered all of his yards between grades 9-12. Both Taylor and Henry, arguably Florida’s top two running backs of alltime, were in pursuit of Sugar Land (Texas) RB Ken Hall’s then-national record of 11,232 rushing yards – a mark that was set in 1953 and stood for 59 years. “He’s the best running back that we’ve ever had,” Walker said of Florida’s Class 2A Player of the Year. “We’re going to really miss him. He’s a great young man who has accomplished so much over the past ve years. It’s been a great pleasure to have coached him right here at Glades Day.” Taylor, who nished his high school career with 197 total touchdowns, will be playing in the Under Armour AllAmerican Game at Tropicana Field in 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 11SEE FOOTBALL  9 Glades Day Retires Kelvin Taylor’s No. 21 Jersey at Awards Ceremony PHOTOS / JOSE ZARAGOZ A On Friday, Dec. 14, about 100 Wellington High School students brought bags of wrapped toys, bracelets, stockings, snacks, tree decorations and boom boxes to Belle Glade. They came bearing gifts of toys, smiles and their time and caring attention. Pioneer Park and Rosenwald students danced, decorated sugar cookie Reindeers, played “Santa says,” 7-up, made gingerbread men, holiday necklaces, and enjoyed countless other activities, crafts and danced on the pavilion stage with the Wellington High tee ns. They helped the students write letters to Santa and cards to loved ones. They read books from classroom libraries of the elementary students’ choosing. Students were rapt with attention adoration and respect. One teen was heard telling another, while walking down the halls, “I love the smell of rst grade rooms!” When asked why they wanted to participate in the holiday delivery to Pioneer Park, the teens answered, “We j ust like working with the kids, getting to know their personalities, seeing their smiles and nding out little things about them and what they like, and what their days are like, (music was fun!)” Wellington High School comes bearing gifts for the Glades

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Belle Glade ElementaryEagle 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. Academic Bingo Night Academic Bingo was a Success. It was a night of fun and learning as we played multiplication bingo where students/parents had to know their multiplication facts. We are planning more opportunities for parents to earn points so they can participate in our Family Involvement events, which is another component of our increasing student achievement. 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 Belle Glade Elementary. We feel that this initiative will assist us as we go for the gold! This initiative is set to launch in January 2013. 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 has received 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 Belle Glade Elementary Upcoming Events Winter Holidays: Dec. 24 to Jan. 7Lake Shore Middle SchoolThe Lake Shore Middle School Marching Band performed for the Annual City of Pahokee Christmas Parade. The marching band consists of approximately 63 students in grades six through eight under the direction of Quinton Peterson. Lake Shore has revitalized its Music Department with support from community sponsors and faculty members dedicated to raising academic achievement through music. Mrs. Shundra Dowers, the school Principal was also a Drum Major in the Marching band for Glades Central Community High School.Gove ElementaryK-12 Student Art Exhibit On Monday, December 10, 2012, the K-12 Student Art Exhibit reception was held at the Fulton-Holland Educational Center in West Palm Beach. The following artists represented Gove Elementary at the show: Gema Cervantes (Gr.5), Jennifer Benitez (Gr.3), America Del Bosque (Gr.3), Leslie Sanchez (Gr. 6), Lauren Nichols (Gr. 6), and Lyn Castaneda (Gr. 6). Three oors of amazing art were displayed during the exhibit. Participants were entertained by musical performances from the "Jazz Combo" from Palm Beach Central High and "The Quartet" from Santaluces High School along with a dance performance by students from Berkshire Elementary. It was a wonderful showcase of the artistic talents of Palm Beach County students. Wellness Update On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Wellness Promotion Task Force in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Grant" held its Second Annual "Wellness Celebration." At the event, Ellen Smith (PE Teacher) was recognized for being a committed and passionate "Wellness Champion." She was one of 18 dedicated Wellness Champions that completed all program requirements in 2011-2012 by attending the following sessions: Kick-Off Meeting, MidYear Meeting, and completing all ve Wellness Programs which included Nutrition and Weight Management, Physical Activity, Stress Management, Know your Numbers, Monthly Wellness Communication or Other Special Events. The success of this program could never be accomplished without the support, encouragement and dedication of our Wellness Champions; they embrace and recognize the value and importance wellness plays in each of our lives. Congratulations Mrs. Smith for a job well done! November Attendance Award Congratulations to the following homerooms for having the highest student attendance for the month of November: 1st PlaceMs. Villanueva; 2nd PlaceMs. Rimes and 3rd PlaceMs. Mendez. The rst place winner received a special cookie celebration delivered to their classroom. Special thanks to Dr. Riker (Guidance Counselor) for overseeing this monthly recognition program. Food Drive Gove Elementary ESE Department conducted their annual "Food for Families Food Drive" in November. The students challenged the school 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 January 3rd issue: Display ads Thursday, December 27 at 4pm Classied ads Thursday, December 27 at 4pm Obituaries will deadline on Monday, December 31 at 2 pm 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 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 20, 2012 BY MICKIE ANDERSON UFWhen wildlife managers imported eight female Texas pumas in hopes they would mate with native Florida panthers, they knew they were taking a bit of a risk. But a new University of Florida research study, published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests their gamble paid off. Without those pumas, UF researchers Madan Oli and recent UF doctoral graduate Jeff Hostetler found that the probability of the Florida panther population falling below 10 panthers by 2010 was nearly 71 percent. “We found that the Florida population would’ve declined, on average, by about 5 percent per year,” said Oli, a UF population ecology professor and Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member. “And that’s essentially telling us there was a high chance that the population would’ve eventually gone extinct.” There were an estimated 20 to 25 panthers left in the state when the Texas female cats were brought to Florida in 1995. Of cials believe the population has since grown about 4 percent per year, and their estimate now ranges from 100 to 160, said Dave Onorato, a panther expert with the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Panther Project. Having a scienti c study in hand that validates what conservation of cials had believed would happen is helpful, Onorato said. “It shows that the genetic restoration effort was effective at averting the loss of the Florida panther,” he said. The Florida panther had been listed as an endangered species since 1967, and although it was named the of cial state animal by 1982, it was in peril by the 1990s. The cats suffered from numerous inbreeding-related problems, including poor sperm quality and other reproductive abnormalities, kinked tails, heart defects and heavy parasite loads. When the Texas cats were brought to Florida, of cials weren’t sure how they would fare or that the breeding effort would work, but with the success of the genetic restoration, Onorato said a similar effort could be initiated again in the future. For now, however, there is no speci c timetable for such an effort. He said the cats continue to face threats from loss of habitat, cars and inbreeding. Although they sometimes roam far and wide, Florida panthers – the only puma population east of the Mississippi River — are primarily found in the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades ecosystem areas that include parts of Collier, Lee, Hendry, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. The recent UF study, which examined several decades’ worth of eld data and genetic information about the panther, found that the robust survival of the Florida-Texas hybrid kittens played a large role in the panther population being reeled back from the brink of extinction. “I would say that at least in the short term, the outlook is good for the Florida panther,” said Hostetler, who worked on the project for more than four years as part of his doctoral studies. “But there are still a lot of threats to their survival that could be important in the long run.” The paper’s other author is Deborah Jansen of Big Cypress National Park. The research study was funded by the Florida Panther Research and Management Trust Fund (via sales of the Florida “Protect the Panther” license plate), National Park Service, the University of Florida and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Florida Panther Effort Likely Saved Big Cats From Extinction SUBMITTED PHOTO

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The Florida Forest Service has brought in a specialized machine to reduce the wild re risk in the Muse Community in Glades County. "Seven overgrown areas have been identi ed and are currently being treated off of Old Muse Road at the cross streets of Oak Avenue NW, Palm Avenue NW, and Pine Avenue", states Danny Callahan, Senior Ranger from the Florida Forest Service. "For over 15 years, dead accumulation of vegetation {fuel} has created a high wild re concern in central Muse", Danny explains. Once identi ed as a high risk area, the Florida Forest Service is able to use specialized equipment to mow rebreaks. These mowed rebreaks reduce the overgrown vegetation thus reducing the intensity of a possible wild re. The Florida Forest Service has a machine with toothed, rotating drums that grind vegetation and create a layer of mulch that decomposes. "The mowing process is more costly that prescribed re", Danny explains. "Prescribed re for this area would not be an option due to the smoke impacting homes and roads in every direction. Also, this area is so overgrown that re of any kind would kill the 20 year old pine trees. Land management is needed in order to reduce the wild re risk."Reducing Wild re Risk The Centerpiece of ChristmasBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchKids from all over the world can email Santa at emailsanta.com, and each gets an immediate response. Following are some emails they received: Dear Santa, How tall is the north pole? Jordan, 6, Toddville, Iowa. Dear Santa, I think you must work just about as hard as my mom! Jessica, 9, Cochrane, Alberta. Mrs. Claus, I would like to have Ginger-bread made from your kitchen. P.S. Thanks for letting Santa stay out late on Christmas Eve. Misha, 5, Redding, California. Dear Santa, I'm sorry for putting all that Ex-lax in your milk last year, but I wasn't sure if you were real. My dad was really mad. Elliott, 12, Bendigo, Australia. Dear Santa, Mommy & Daddy says I have not been very good these past few days. How bad can I be before I lose my presents? Taylor, 4, Syracuse, New York. Dear Santa, I love you guys and I hope you get me my presents. I've been so good this year. I have cancer and I don't know how long I have. Please write back. Luv, Kristin, 7, Wainwright, Alberta. Dear Santa, Whatever you bring me will be nice enough. I know that I won't get everything I want; but the most important thing is that I have a Mommy and Daddy who loves me. Thanks Santa. Love, Caitlin, 6, Auora, Colorado. Dear Santa, Do you know Jesus is the real reason for the Christmas? Not to be mean, but he is. Rosanne, 11, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Rosanne is right, of course. Jesus is the reason for the season. Some years ago, Roberta was browsing through a local ea market when she came upon an antique Christmas nativity set with a price that seemed too good to be true. The owner veri ed that it was the correct price. "You can have it for a dollar," she said. "It's all there except Jesus." No wonder the price was so low! A Christmas nativity is worthless without the gurine of the Christ child. That's the centerpiece, the most important part. Roberta realized that she was just like that nativity set. She was going through that whole Christmas season missing Jesus as the centerpiece of her activities. We would all be blessed to remember the wondrous story of shepherds out in the elds, keeping watch over their ocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terri ed. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. For to you born this day in the city of David is a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will nd a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Christ is the centerpiece of this Christmas story. Someone has called it the greatest story ever told. It is. Religion Column 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 20, 2012 Pastor John Hicks We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThat time of year is upon us! Christmas is about the coming of the infant who brought us all gifts, and what gifts they were! His message of salvation and life to go on and on; what God has done that for us. Lately, the news has been full of prognostications and data about whether this would be a “good” Christmas for the economy, or would people hold back against a bleak forecast for times to come. It is against a background of what is going on all over the world at this time. I remember living in a community where there were a series of layoffs just before the holiday and the damper it put on everyone’s plans. In spite of the fears, the attitude among the people was “This is not going to spoil our celebration” and people went ahead with their usual gift-buying and special times. Rationality might have demanded a more reserved approach but one mother told me “Why should we take it out on the children for what has happened to us?” There was that emotional and spiritual dimension that won out over colder, more logical thinking. As it turned out, things picked up after the holidays and belts were tightened; but everyone made it through. Over the years I have come to observe that we human beings are moved by those they love even when a rational choice goes against our sentiments. Our feelings are at the bottom of many choices and I am grateful when I’ve moved forward in faith even when circumstances would have dictated otherwise. Now is one of those times that is celebrated. It is about love too; God’s love for each of us. It is about the coming of an infant into a troubled part of the world, about a birth in a stable, about unannounced visitors who left gifts that certainly weren’t expected, about having to ee with the infant shortly after the birth and about the triumph of that child forever afterward. The joy of this birth outshone all of the worldly problems that surrounded it. A new addition to a family became a new addition to every human person; a Christmas gift to us all; nally, what Christmas is about! One thing that is special about Christmas is that it’s to be celebrated whether times are good or times are bad, whether all of the cards have been sent or not, whether the celebration is a grand epic or a quiet gathering among a small family. It can be a time of recollection of the hardships and joys of a young couple having to travel when she was expecting (Luke 2:1ff) and nding no place to stay (Luke 2:7) and the curious coming to see what was going on (Luke 2:15); a special joyful moment at end of a troubling trip and strange accommodations. We take time out to celebrate once again; a joyful time no matter how good or bad things are felt; counting our blessings and thanking God for the great gift that this season means to all who celebrate it. The hymns that surround this season say it all; “glory to the new-born king..”, “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight”, “peace on earth, good will to men from Heaven’s all-gracious king”, “Joy to the world, the Lord has come”, “This, this is Christ the King…” and time to contemplate what it all means to us. May this special time be a time of a very Merry Christmas to each of you; a time of thanksgiving and blessings, Joy to our world, our Lord has come. Christmas: A Special Time For Humanity 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.Roger Ellis Miller, 92SEBRING, Fla. — Roger Ellis Miller died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. He was born Sept. 2, 1920 in McAlpin, Fla., son of the late Roscoe Nigel and Lillian Jane Miller. The Millers moved to Sebring in 1921 and later to LaBelle, Fla. Roger graduated from LaBelle High School (1938) and University of Florida (1946) and was a true Gator fan. During W.W. II, he served in the U.S. Navy, leaving the service as Lt. CEC USNR. He enjoyed his many years as a Civil Engineer and surveyor. Past President of Rotary Club of Sebring, Paul Harris Fellow and a faithful member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, Sebring. He was preceded in death by his beloved rst wife, Francis. He is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy; and his loving children, Roger Miller, Jr., Valerie (Dean) Johnson M.D., Christopher (Pat) Miller, Karen (Joseph) Berry; and brother, Nigel (Joan) Miller; and step-children, Karen (David) Curfman and Julia Modisett; and grandchildren, Miller Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Marianne Johnson, Christopher Miller, Jr., Joshua Miller, Summer Miller, Mark Purvis, Zachary Berry, Samantha Berry; and step-grandchildren, Christine Curfman, David Curfman, Jr., Carrie Curfman, Jackie Modisett and Taylor Modisett. Visitation will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Chapel with Services at 11 a.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church, Sebring. Burial at Pinecrest Cemetery with Military Honors. The family suggests donations to First Baptist Church, Sebring or Rotary Club of Sebring Charities Inc, P.O. Box 527, Sebring, FL 33871-0527. www.morrisfuneralchapel.comTiffany Rose Buckhanan, 25CLEWISTON — Tiffany Rose Buckhanan, of Ft. Payne, Ala., passed away Dec. 13, 2012 in Gadsden, AL. She was born July 10, 1987 in Ft. Myers, Fla. Tiffany was a graduate of Clewiston High School, Class of 2005. Tiffany worked as manager for Cracker Barrel in Ft. Payne, A la. Survivors include her mother and father, John and Sheryl Moran of Clewiston; anc Jacob Meadows of Ft. Payne, Ala.; brothers, Rodney Buckhanan (Megan) of Moore Haven and JD Moran of Clewiston; sisters, Amberly Dav is (Rafael) of Clewiston and Ashley Moran (Brandon) of Thomasville, Ga.; grandparents, Doug and Jeanie Perkins of Clewiston; four nieces; two nephews; several aunts; uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Florence and Rodney Hannaford. A Celebration of Life for Tiffany will be held on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds beginning at noon with Mike McDowell of ciating. Arrangements were made by Adams/Buggs Funeral Home of Gadsden, Ala. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 OBITUARIES

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonBirders and Photographers are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual STA5-Clewiston Christmas Bird Count (FLSO) on Saturday, Dec. 29. Adults and youth can volunteer for the morning or for the full day. There is no longer a fee for participating in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. Join one of ve teams who will be surveying Hendry County's 15-mile diameter count circle located 26 miles south of Clewiston. Teams will be meeting at the New SFWMD Deer Fence Trailhead, located at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 7 a.m. During last year's STA5-Clewiston CBC, 56 participants reported 121 species with over 133,000 birds tallied. The 2011 count reported the highest totals in United States for eight species: Fulvous Whistling Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Snail Kite, Purple Swamphen, American Coot, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, and Gray Kingbird. One of Florida's most common wintering bird species, the Ringnecked Duck, is reported annually during the count. Ring-necked Ducks are smaller than Mallards or Redheads, but about the same size as a Lesser Scaup. This bird's name comes from a hard-to-see chestnut collar found on their black neck. This compact diving duck has a sloping forehead and peaked rear crown. Adult males are bold black, gray and white ducks with a white hash mark on the chest. Adult females are a rich brown with a delicate white patch near the bill, and whitish eye ring. The oldest known Ring-necked Duck lived to be 20 years and 5 months old. These diving duck's calls are a series of short, high, grating barks or grunts. Females will also make high peeping sounds. From early October to April or May these ducks are often found on small lakes, marshes, ponds, and ooded agricultural elds in Florida. They are often seen in small ocks or pairs foraging for mollusks, invertebrates, and submerged aquatic vegetation. Ring-necked Ducks breed during the summer in Canada and the northern United States in freshwater marshes, bogs, and other shallow wetlands. These ducks will build their nest of imsy bent-over plants stems when the female begins to lay eggs. A ramp is usually built to help the female get in and out of the nest while she incubates seven to nine olive-brown eggs for 25 to 26 days. The young edge when they are seven to eight weeks old. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited to participate in the upcoming birding trip on Dec. 22 or the Christmas Bird Count Dec. 29 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOBass Anglers TournamentThe Clewiston Bass Anglers had their monthly tournament for on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston on Dec. 16. First place was won by Walt Reynolds. Tim Loftis had second place and third place went to Hunter Abowd. Tim Loftis had Big Bass Award. If you are interested in joining the club, their monthly meetings are held at the club house at Roland Martin Marina and Resort the rst Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. This was the rst tournament of the 2012-13 season. Inland Birding Fun: Ring-Necked Duck (RNDU) Margaret England PHOTO / NANCY PRICERing-necked duck male.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 to see which homeroom class could bring in the most canned goods. The winning homeroom would receive a pizza party for their efforts! Their goal was to be able to provide 15 families with a Thanksgiving Basket of food complete with a turkey. The Gove Cats rose to the challenge and went above and beyond the call! The ESE students spent four days sorting the canned goods donated and were able to assemble 15 Thanksgiving Baskets with a turkey and had enough canned goods to provide ve additional families with baskets of food! Students and staff brought in almost 1,000 canned goods to donate to families! Congratulations to the following classes for winning the challenge: 1st Place: Mrs. Chapman's 3rd grade class with 167 cans; 2nd Place: Mrs. Rimes' 4th grade class with 153 cans; 3rd Place: Mrs. Brown's 3rd grade class with 103 cans! We thank the Gove Family for their generosity! ESE / GDS Holiday Party Special thanks to the Glades Day School National Honor Society for sponsoring a Holiday Party for our special needs students. This is an annual event where the members of the National Honor Society are paired with one of our students for a morning of fun, food and gift exchange. It was an enjoyable morning for all and we thank the sponsors, Mrs. A. Lohmann (GDS) and Mrs. J. Smith (Gove) for coordinating this annual event. Toy Drive On behalf of the Gove Family, we extend our sincere appreciation to the Binks Forest Elementary School Student Council for sponsoring a "Toy Drive" to bene t our students. The Binks Forest Elementary Family rose to the challenge and provided gifts to 118 of our students and their families. We appreciate their continued support of this annual toy drive and wish them all the very best this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year! Upcoming Events Dec. 21: Last day for studentsGlades DayGator Sports Boys Basketball Middle School Jan. 9: home against West Glades School at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10: home against LaBelle at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11: home against King's at 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Junior Varsity Dec. 21: home against Cardinal Newman at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11: home against Oxbridge Academy at 5:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Varsity Dec. 21: home against Cardinal Newman at 7 p.m. Jan. 10: away against Grandview Prep at 7 p.m. Jan. 11: home against Oxbridge Academy at 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Middle School Jan. 8: home against Oxbridge Academy at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9: home against West Glades at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10: home against LaBelle at 4:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Varsity Dec. 21: home against Cardinal Newman at 4 p.m. Jan. 8: home against Oxbridge Academy at 7 p.m. Jan. 10: away against Grandview Prep at 5:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Dec. 21: home against Berean at 4 p.m. Jan. 8: away against Clewiston at 6 p.m. Jan. 9: away against Pine School at 4 p.m. Jan. 10: away against Wellington Christian at 4 p.m. Boys Soccer Jan. 8: home against Oxbridge Academy at 4 p.m. Jan. 10: home against Jupiter Christian at 4 p.m. National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society Our NJHS members went to the Tree House Learning Center from 9-12 on Friday, Dec. 14, for the annual Christmas Party. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the NHS members went to Gove Elementary from 9 to 11:45 a.m., for their annual Christmas Party. The students enjoyed sharing their gifts. NHS will also held their third blood drive of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Big Red Bus received many donations. Be sure to stop by for the next blood drive, Feb. 13, and save three lives! Fellowship of Christian Atheletes The FCA Christmas Party was held Thursday, Dec. 13, at The Lohmann's house. The fun began at 6:30 and will end around 8 p.m. The annual scavenger hunt was a great success. Thanks to everyone who helped out! 2012-13 Yearbook Sale The Cost for Yearbooks will be $70 for seniors and $65 for students. Christmas Break Tuesday, Dec. 18, started exams for the upper school students. Tuesday was the 7th period exam from 1 to 2:35 p.m. The exams continued throughout the week and ended on Friday. Friday will also be an early release day for the students. Christmas break will begin promptly at noon. The students will return on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The teachers come back Monday, Jan. 7, for a teacher work day. Have fun and be safe!Glade View ElementaryLast Friday, the Glade View Chorus and Handbell presented a Christmas Carols Celebration featuring First-Fifth grade students. Under the direction of Mr. Jude Geffrard, students recited holiday poetry and entertained students, parents, and staff alike with Christmas favorites such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Joy to the World and Hark, The Herald Angels Sing! which were all performed by our Handbell experts (2nd-5th grade students). Also sung were the sounds of Christmas such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Potpourri performed by the Glade View Chorus. SCHOOLContinued  3 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Belle Glade community and surrounding tricity area for your support of me and Palm Beach State College. It was wonderful to see so many people attend the Futures meeting held on Oct. 3, at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. This meeting helped to set the direction for the Belle Glade campus. Plans are in place for students to be part of Service Learning which integrates meaningful community service with their classroom instruction. A Summer Youth College is set for two weeks in July starting on the eighth. This program will provide an opportunity for 320 children, aged 8 14, in the tri-city area to have a "college experience." (Contact Mr. Earl Bryant at 561-993-1169 for more information.) A mentoring program is yet to be established but is part of the plan established by the President's Partnership Council. Dual enrollment in the cosmetology and welding program has been set up for January with Glades Central High School. A strong Student Leadership program has been established including development of the Student of the Month. At the end of January, the new provost will arrive, Dr. Holly Bennett, who has a strong background in workforce development. As I say goodbye and thank you please join me in welcoming the new provost.Dr. R. Celeste Beck Interim Provost Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus LETTER TO THE EDITOR SUBMITTED PHOTOEagle’s Organic GardenThe gifted students grades three through ve have started an organic garden on the school campus, with the assistance of Barbara Saddler from the University of Florida. They supplied the beds, organic material and all starter plants. The students have been recording the growth and responsible for the care and watering of the plants. The students have taken a lot of pride in maintaining the garden. PHOTO / ZORAIDA FONSECALocal student participates in festivalSonia Z. Rivera, a 6th grade student at Gove Elementary, will be participating at the XII Festival Latinoamericano del Monlogo, “Teatro a una voz” which will take place in 2013 in Miami. The monologue’s name is “Mi amigo Freddy” which was written speci cally for her by the known Director and actress Carolina Laursen and will be directed by Director and actress Victoria Collado. This will be Sonia’s debut as an actress in Miami.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOOne million words readBelle Glade ELementary’s students have already read one million words. This challenge began on Sept. 1 and three students have already achieved this goal. Julie Petit Frere, Karen Hernandez, and Erionna Perez were the three students from Mrs. Shef eld’s gifted class. The students are treated to a lunch with their teacher at the place of their choice. St. Petersburg on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Taylor’s nal high school football game is set to be televised on ESPN at 5 p.m. After the UA game, Taylor will be heading to the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he will enroll as an early college freshman on Jan. 7, 2013. “God has blessed me so much,” said Taylor, who was recently selected as the Miami Dolphins High School Player of the Year. “I had a great ve years here at Glades Day. It’s like a weird feeling right now, but I’m going to miss this place and everybody who has helped me along the way. Like I said before, it’s time to close this chapter of my life and move on to bigger and better things at the University of Florida.” Aside from Taylor, there were several others who took home special end-of-season honors. Here’s a full listing of the team’s top award winners: MVP – Kelvin Taylor Best Defensive Lineman – Matt Hubbard Best Offensive Lineman – Cody McGahee Best Offensive Back – Kelvin Taylor Best Defensive Back – Kevon Spence Best Linebacker – Colton McKillican Best Wide Receiver – Calvin Darville Best Special Teams Player – Jonathan Rodriguez Unsung Hero – Jose Penton Unsung Hero – Joe Jessie Velazquez Gator Award – Corey Helvey The team’s awards ceremony served as the capstone to Glades Day’s 2012 season, which ended with a heartbreaking 20-14 loss to Miami Dade Christian in the 2A regional championship game on Nov. 23. Glades Day, which had big wins over the likes of Clewiston, Jupiter Christian and Village Academy in the regular season, nished its memorable season with a very respectable 9-3 overall record. FOOTBALLContinued  1 PHOTOS / NAJI TOBIASPicture on the right: Glades Day junior Jonathan Rodriguez was selected as the team’s Special Teams Player of the Year at the Dec. 12 football awards ceremony inside the school’s gymnasium. Picture on the left: Glades Day’s Kevon Spence was named this year’s Defensive Back of the Year. PHOTOS / NAJI TOBIASGlades Day head coach Pete Walker (left) presented outgoing senior lineman Jose Penton (right) with one of the team’s two Unsung Hero honors, as fellow teammate Joe Jessie Velazquez (not pictured) was named the other recipient at the Dec. 12 football awards ceremony. PHOTOS / NAJI TOBIASDuring Glades Day’s football awards ceremony on Dec. 12, Gators head coach Pete Walker (left) announced that Kelvin Taylor’s No. 21 jersey will be retired. PHOTOS / NAJI TOBIASTowards the conclusion of Glades Day’s Dec. 12 football awards celemony, Gators outgoing senior running back Kelvin Taylor (left) shares a moment with his family after receiving honors for being named the team’s Offensive Back of the Year and MVP.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the 2013 Python Challenge with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Florida’s python permit holders are invited to compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons. On Jan. 12, the Python Challenge Kickoff will initiate a month-long program of harvesting Burmese pythons from public lands, and the public can see and learn more about these large constrictors. The kickoff is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, which will hold its invasive species open house that day. “The FWC is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida,” said Kristen Sommers, head of the FWC’s Exotic Species Coordination Section. “By enlisting both the public and Florida’s python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to nd and harvest these large, invasive snakes. The Python Challenge gives people a chance to sign up for a competition to see who can catch the longest or the most pythons. “Part of the goal of the Python Challenge is to educate the public to understand why nonnative species like Burmese pythons should never be released into the wild and encourage people to report sightings of exotic species,” Sommers said. “We also expect the competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons to result in additional information on the python population in south Florida and enhance our research and management efforts.” Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with additional $1,000 prizes for the longest Burmese python harvested in both competitions. Funding for the prizes is provided by Python Challenge sponsors. The largest Burmese python documented in Florida was more than 17 feet in length. Complete information on the Python Challenge, including how to train and register for the competitions and more about upcoming south Florida events, is available at PythonChallenge. org. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are involved in the Python Challenge. Florida currently prohibits possession or sale of Burmese pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans the importation and interstate sale of this species. The Python Challenge will conclude with a free Awareness and Awards Event on Feb. 16 at Zoo Miami. Educational talks and exhibits will be available for all ages, with chances to encounter live Burmese pythons, meet the experts who research and capture them, and learn about protecting the precious resources of the Everglades ecosystem, including its native birds, mammals and reptiles. The winners of the General Competition and Python Permit Holders Competition will be presented with their awards. FWC Announces 2013 Python ChallengeFollowing the District’s record-dry November, excessive rainfall fell over parts of the District in the past few days. Rainfall maximums of 10 to 12 inches were recorded in the Jupiter area over a 24-hour period starting Dec. 11. During the same timeframe, the Lake Kissimmee basin averaged a bene cial 4.03 inches, and the West Collier basin’s 6.06 inches of rain boosted water levels. In response to heavy rainfall in these locations, South Florida water managers have operated ood control structures at the maximum safe ow, while also capturing as much water as possible for storage. With a forecast for an average dry season in the months to come, water managers are mainNavigationAll Kissimmee River navigation locks are open. The S-193 Lock, located on Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, is closed due to ongoing renovation work to refurbish the lock and ensure continued reliable service. Lock operations have resumed at the S-310 Lock, located near Clewiston on the south shore of the lake. Boaters must now “lock through” to navigate between the lake and the Clewiston Canal.Water Conservation MeasuresSouth Florida is under the District’s YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. -To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. Permitted water users such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities should continue following the water use conditions in their permits. -Permit details can be found in the Application/Permit records search online at www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting. For information about water conservation, visit www.savewater .com. District-Wide Conditions

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012Burglary, armed Arrested Dec. 15 Released Dec. 15 on bond bo Nicole T. Henderson, 26DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Dec. 16 Released Dec. 16 Jose Hernandez, 38DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Dec. 12 Released Dec. 12 Olman E. Rodriguez, 53Larceny, grand theft Arrested Dec. 12 Isaac Anson Smith, 43Aggravated battery, causing bodily harm or disability Arrested Dec. 13 ca ab Steve Harold Wilkinson, 63Aggravatted assault, w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Dec. 11 Released Dec. 11 on bond de to bo Tanorris D. Rogers, 21Battery, on person 65 years of age or older Arrested Dec. 16 Released Dec. 16 on bond ye bo Daniel Marvin Donalds, 28Sexual assualt, victim over 12 years of age Arrested Dec. 11 ov Andre D. Mack, 39Burglary, unarmed Arrested Dec. 12 Released Dec. 13 on bond bo Jarvoris Lee, 24Larceny, grand theft Arrested Dec. 12 Released Dec. 12 on bond bo Tyrone Walker, 38 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. BY KASSIDY ROBERTS AND KASSIDY REDISH FFAThe Glades Day Senior and Middle School FFA chapters competed in the Sub-District leadership events held in Okeechobee on December 13th. This marks the rst time Glades Day FFA has participated in the events and students were very successful. The different events are intended to take the leadership lessons and skills learned in the agriscience class to a very skilled level of competition. All of the events teach life skills that will enhance each students critical thinking and public speaking abilities. In the senior FFA chapter, Mckenzie Redish won the FFA Creed speaking event, Dylan Abowd won the tractor operations contest and Buddy Griswold placed third in the prepared public speaking event. We would like to give a special thanks to Everglades Farm Equipment for donating the use of the tractor to all students to train on this year. The middle school FFA chapter also earned many rst places. Savannah Zipperer won the prepared public speaking event, Rana Hilliard won the extemporaneous speaking event and the parliamentary procedure team won rst place as well. Parliamentary procedure members consisted of Kassidy Redish, Maddie Mille, Caroline Stein, Savannah Zipperer, Kathryn Weeks and Colton Pope. The middle school of cer team placed second in the opening and closing ceremony contest. The of cer team consist of: President – Maddie Mills, Vice-President Rana Hilliard, SecretaryCaroline Stein, Treasurer – Jayci Congleton, Reporter – Kassidy Redish, Sentinel – Brett Collier and Alternate – Paige Pelham. Paige Pelham also placed third in the Creed speaking event. Winning ve of the seven leadership events is a great tradition to start for the FFA chapters! All of the event winners will advance on to the district level competition in January. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of members through premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Glades Day FFA Chapters Win Multiple Events at Leadership Contest SUBMITTED PHOTO WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Mobile HomeSale Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-106-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CECIL JOSIE JUMPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Cecil Josie Jumper, deceased, whose date of death was July 18, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 9165, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. 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 20, 2012. Personal Representative: Myra C. Jumper 2782 Grapevine Crest Ocoee, Florida 34761 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Myra C. Jumper Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 Email Service: E-service@ralphelverpa.corn Email: ralph@labellelaw.com 432915 CN 12/20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-486 ATLANTIC COAST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MARTHA ALINA CONNELL, etc. et at, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an order or a summary nal judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 66, Holiday Isles, Unit 2, a subdivision in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, page 4, of the public records of Hendry County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of January, 2013 at Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 2nd Floor, Administrative Side, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida in accordance Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, Notice of such sale shall be published as provided by statute. That any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date oldie lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 13th day of December, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk LAWRENCE J. BERNARD, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR, PLAINTIFF 480 Busch Drive JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32218 (904) 751-6980 432952 CN 12/20,27/2012 THE 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 Attorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 432302 GCD 12/13,20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/04/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 DODGE 1B7GL22XXWS537693 1996 NISSAN 4N2DN11W5TD839793 432905 CN 12/20/2012 Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž person in town. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000079 FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ERIE BRUNER A/K/A ERIE L. BRUNER, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000079, of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (hereafter “Plaintiff” ), is Plaintiff and ERIE BRUNER A/K/A ERIE L. BRUNER; GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse; 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT R OAKS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 56 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1999 REDMAN MOBILE HOME, WI #FLA14614326A AND FLA14614326B, TITLE #79073474 AND 79073431. 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 within two working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Cornplaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated this 15th day of October, 2012. JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 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. 432883 GCD 12/20,27/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-29 In Re: Estate of JOHN JOSEPH OCIEPKA a/k/a JOHN J. OCIEPKA Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN JOSEPH OCIEPKA, a/k/a JOHN H. OCIEPKA, deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2012, and whose social security number is XXXX-XX-7428, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, 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 persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 THE FLORIDA STATUTE 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 rst publication of this notice is December 20, 2012. Personal Representative: Peggy M. Ociepka 1105 5th Street, BHR Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 3432771 GCD 12/20,27/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 Apartments Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000356 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RAMON FEBLES, et. al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2012-CA-000356 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and RAMON FEBLES; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOO R HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNT Y ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ,SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO EXISTING OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RESERVATIONS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS, ZONING ORDINANCES, ENFORCEABLE EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND SUBJECT TO TAXES AND ASSESSMENT OF CENTRAL COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 4308 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, A/K/A 535 S CORAL STREET CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the properly 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 December 14, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 23018 Tampa, Florida 3362-5018 F11021966 COUNTY-CONV B/C-Rjbonin-Team 2-F11021966*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 Count y 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. 432998 CN 12/20,27/2012 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 3519 2010 2024329-670000B0062 BC and PC Corp Lot 14, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said Lot 14, Block B, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432959 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Earn some extra cash. 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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 3466 2010 2024329-28000000510 Mary Culliver Est & Winder VI, LLC Lot 90, Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, of the 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432955 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. & June E. Harben 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432939 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 1617 2010 1144432-A00002170000 Denton II, LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 Lot No. 2956 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432954 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1478 2010 1134432-A0001610000 llene Klasfeld The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 North 40 feet thereof, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2985 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432951 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2207 2010 1254432-A0002280100 Mercedes Teresa C. Avila The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4986, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432942 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2036 2010 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, and Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5430 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432957 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ricker St. John ALford, Jr. 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 2921 2009 2024329-37000000130 David A. & Nancy K. Bussell Lots 27 through 41, inclusive, of LABELLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 4, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432944 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3586 2010 2184329-03000002050 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 205 thru 214, Block 10, EVELYN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432943 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2535 2010 1354432-A0001100100 Muiril Espino The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter 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 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 4444 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas, and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432950 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3165 2010 1214334-010000U0080 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 11, Block U, of Harlem Addition NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432953 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000300XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC 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 2, 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 rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s 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, 2 012. 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 No Trash PickupThere will be no Residential Garbage pickup on Tuesday December 25, 2012 or January 1, 2013 due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Normal pick up will resume the next scheduled day. Transfer stations in Clewiston & LaBelle will also be closed.Please call 863-675-5252 if you have any questions. 432607 CB/CN 12/16/2012 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following properties owned by the County are available for sale: 88 S. Main Street, LaBelle (Parcel I.D. # 2-29-43-02-610-0000-009.0) and 90 N. Main Street, LaBelle (Parcel I.D. # 2-29-43-02-150-0004-002.0). Both properties contain of ce buildings. The asking price for 88 S. Main Street is $325,000. The asking price for 90 N. Main Street is $150,000. Interested persons should contact a licensed real estate broker, who will then contact the County to proceed further. 432990 CGS 12/20/2012 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, V S. 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. A ny 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 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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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! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 Crossword Puzzle If you’re like many Americans, you may think of methamphetamine, or meth, as just a subject of television dramas. But what you may not realize is that the increasing use of this illegal and highly dangerous drug could be hurting your own community. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), meth use is on the rise -439,000 Americans ages 12 and older abused the drug in 2011. Aside from obvious health risks, long-term use of the drug can lead to aggressive behavior, violent crime and domestic disputes. And making meth involves mixing unstable materials leading to res, explosions and the creation of toxic chemicals. These concerns, along with the cost of addiction, drug treatment and hazardous waste cleanup, are putting undue economic strain on communities as well as on federal, state and local governments. But luckily, there are steps everyone can take to help make their communities safer and decrease drug-related incidents.Treat Congestion DifferentlyIf you suffer from colds or allergies, you have probably noticed the effects of the 2005 Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act, which limited the amount of pseudoephedrine (PSE) products you can buy and moved them behind pharmacy counters. Now, thanks to new technologies emerging in the ght against meth, cold and allergy sufferers will soon be able to purchase medicine designed to help make communities safer. For example, Acura Pharmaceuticals, a company whose sole focus is to improve medicines with unique technologies to address abuse and misuse, is launching Nexafed 30mg pseudoephedrine HCl tablets. Nexafed, which is as effective as leading PSE products at providing nasal congestion relief, has the added bene t of patent-pending Impede technology, a proprietary mixture of inactive ingredients that disrupts the ability to extract and convert PSE into methamphetamine. Opting for such a medication over many traditional PSE treatments is one big step to limit the availability of a crucial meth ingredient locally. More information is available at www.acurapharm.com.Check Your Medicine CabinetMeth’s ease of availability stems in part from the fact that it can be made at home using PSE extracted from currently available decongestants, along with common household products. So when you’re cleaning out your medicine cabinet, do so carefully. Take your expired cold and u medications, as well as prescription drugs, to your pharmacy or to a local take-back event. To learn more about these events, visit, www.takebacknetwork.com.Talk to Your KidsHealthy decisions start at home. Have a dialogue with your children about the dangers of drug abuse. Encourage them to get involved in activities like sports and music, especially if your work day ends after school ends. Check in with them daily. Dinner around the table is an excellent opportunity for conversation. Even if dangerous drug abuse seems like a remote problem to you, the production, sale and use of methamphetamine has rami cations that hurt everyone. This is why experts are advising local communities to get involved in ghting back. New Developments in Medicine Can Help Keep Communities Safer Aside from obvious health risks, long-term use of the drug [meth] can lead to aggressive behavior, violent crime and domestic disputes.

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