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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: 02-21-2013
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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)-
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COUNTY UNWILLING TO SUPPORT THE CITY, SAYS MAYORBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunStories about boxers from the Glades doing good – like that of Michael Guerrier, a 13-year-old kid from Pahokee who is being recognized nationally for his boxing talent. Guerrier is one of several children whose lives have been impacted through a program by sheriff’s deputies who were willing to instill the discipline of sport in the young men. “Slice it anyway you want to, the PBSO PALs program is a proven winner,” J.P. Sasser, Pahokee mayor, argued to Palm Beach County Commissioners via e-mail. So when children in the program were told that they had to travel to Belle Glade to continue participating in the Sheriff’s Of ce Police Athletic League (PAL), their numbers began to drop; leaving what to do next up to those who ran the program. With a new re rescue station being built in Pahokee, and the old one left vacant, the deputies and city leaders thought that they had found a perfect host site and asked the county to pitch in with utilities cost to keep the building running. Being a mostly volunteer program, the city thought they had a win-win case on their hands. What of cials say they got, instead, was the run-around, apathy toward Pahokee, County Spar on Boxing Program BY AMANDA RAMOSGUY Special to e SunThe audience erupted in cheers when the announcement was made at the Pahokee City Commission meeting that two streets in Pahokee would be renamed after a local NFL star and the president of the United States of America. Soon, Palm Blvd located in East Lake Village will be named after local NFL star and Hall of Famer, Rickey Jackson, while East First Street will be named after President Barack Obama. Vice Mayor Keith Babb presented the idea of renaming Palm Blvd after Rickey Jackson because of the football star’s connection to Pahokee. Rickey Jackson still fondly remembers Pahokee as his hometown. Meanwhile, it was Commissioner Diane Walker who proposed the idea of naming a Pahokee street after the president. “I presented the idea to the commission after I visited another city and saw they had a Barack Obama Blvd,” said Commissioner Walker. “I immediately thought this would be an excellent recognition from the citizens of Pahokee. I presented it to our city commission and they supported it.” But while individual commissioners made the proposal, the ultimate Blue Devils suffer 7471 loss to Community School of Naples in 2OTBY NAJI TOBIAS e SunJames ‘JJ’ Johnson scored a gamehigh of 36 points in Pahokee’s Class 3A regional semi nal game against Community School of Naples. Johnson, who was clearly the team’s best player in the Feb. 19 playoff game, made a buzzer-beating lay-up to end regulation (53-53 tie heading into overtime) and hit a game-tying 3-pointer with one second left in the rst overtime (61-61 tie heading into 2OT). Johnson’s clutch moments were not enough to stop the Seahawks from advancing to the Class 3A regional nals, as a series of late blunders by the Blue Devils ended their season in a dramatic 74-71 loss in double-overtime. Up 69-68 toward the end of the second overtime period, Pahokee junior Derry Brown scored a key lay-up off an assist by Johnson, with just 1:25 left. It seemed as if the Blue Devils, now up 71-68, were ready to wrap Pahokee Renames Streets in Honor of President and Local NFL Star Boys Basketball Season Ends in Dramatic Fashion T F V. N. Arrestspage 11 Arrests SEE BASKETBALL  16 SEE STREET  14 SEE BOXING  16 SUBMITTED PHOTOPAL Boxers 12-year-old Michael Guerrier 75 lbs, 11-year-old Jason Campbell 80 lbs, 10-yearold Deonte Altman 85 lbs, and 12 years old Reynalda Holmes 98 lbs won the Florida State Silver Gloves Championships in Royal Palm Beach. The children participate in the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Of ce PAL program.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 15.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.79/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 13.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 38.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 42.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 16.7 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The steady climb of retail gas prices is likely to continue following double-digit increases in wholesale prices with fuel production tightening in the majority of the country’s re neries,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski. “Los Angeles has climbed to $4.28 per gallon with a 55-cent average price increase in the past month, and that rate was surpassed in Chicago ($4.09 average price) and Detroit ($3.86 per gallon average), where motorists saw 63and 64cent respective increases over the same period. New York crossed the $4 threshhold too.” When it comes to Tobacco, smokeless does not mean harmless. Tobacco products like chew, dip and snuff are not harmless. However, because they’re smokeless, youth and adults may underestimate the serious health risks associated with these products. In fact, while cigarette use continues to decline, smokeless tobacco use has remained steady among Hendry’s youth for more than a decade. To help raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, Hendry Students Working Against Tobacco, Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership and the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida will observe Through with Chew Week from Feb. 17 to 23. In observance of Through with Chew Week, school SWAT programs will provide educational sessions to their peers with daily tidbits on the Dangers of Tobacco use, focusing on candy avored and smokeless tobacco. A Tobacco Prevention Specialist, along with two members of S WAT, will be live on WAFC for Great American Spit Out on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8 a.m. The culmination for Through with Chew Week will be on Feb. 23, with SWAT and HTFP participating in the Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle. SWAT and HTFP will have a oat in the annual parade which will provide a visual on the dangers of candy avoured tobacco with a focus on smokeless tobacco. During the event youth will hand out palm cards with information on tobacco use and upcoming tobacco cessation classes. “Youth and young adults may think that smokeless tobacco is safer than cigarettes because it comes in sweet avors such as cherry, strawberry and grape,” stated Xiamora Rangel, SWAT member at Clewiston High School. “The truth is that smokeless tobacco contains 28 cancer causing chemicals, and a 30 minute chew has the same amount of nicotine as three to four cigarettes.” Martina Marquez, SWAT Vice President at LaBelle High School stated, “Flavored tobacco products are widely considered to be starter products, establishing a pattern of tobacco use that can lead to addiction.”Health RisksConstant exposure to tobacco juices from these smokeless products can cause oral cancers, which can form within just ve years of regular use and can cause cancer of the esophagus, pharynx, larynx, stomach and pancreas. Smokeless tobacco use can increase the risk of oral cancers by 80 percent and the risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancer by 60 percent, according to a 2008 study from the World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer. Aside from the increased risk of cancer, using smokeless tobacco can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. It can lead to other oral problems such as mouth sores, gum recession, tooth decay, and permanent discoloration of teeth. Smokeless tobacco use can also increase the risk of reproductive health problems such as reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm cells for men. Women who use smokeless tobacco may be at an increased risk of preeclampsia (a condition that may include high blood pressure, uid retention, and swelling), premature birth, and low birth weight. AddictionLike cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products contain nicotine, a highly addictive and dangerous chemical. Smokeless tobacco users and cigarette smokers have comparable levels of nicotine in the blood, according to the National Cancer Institute. “Some youth may mistakenly believe that when they start smoking or use any tobacco product, they are able to quit very easily,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “This type of addiction is very hard to break, and the health risks are extremely high for any tobacco product.” Tobacco Free Florida has three ways to help smokeless tobacco users quit. Those who want to quit can double their chances at success by using one of these free and convenient quit services. For more information, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com. For more information on smokeless tobacco, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com/smokelesstobacco. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FREE Parking & FREE Parking & Admission! Admission! 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Canal Point ElementaryJump Rope For Heart Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary students participated in the “Jump Rope For Heart” campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association. Coach Terry Sims coordinated the school wide effort that took place on Monday, Feb. 11. Students wore read and jumped during their Fine Arts periods. Students, parents, faculty, and staff collected over $850 for this worthy cause! “Wild About FCAT” Night Students in grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to an informative and exciting night that will focus on strategies and activities that will help prepare for the FCAT. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Dinner will be served. The Safety Patrol will be selling chips, treats and soda. Pahokee’s Third Annual Reading Conference Students and parents are invited to the Pahokee Reading Conference which will take place at Pahokee Elementary on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come out and learn how you can help your child become a better reader! Breakfast will be served from eight to 8:45 a.m. Vendors will be on the site, distributing free resources. There will also be parent workshops that will help parents support young readers. All workshop attendees will be entered in a drawing for free prizes. Children ages three and up will take part in a Reading Fair and win free books. Reading is important in school and at home! Sponsored by Children’s Services Council, Bridges of Pahokee, Americorps, Pahokee Elementary, and KEC/Canal Point Elementary.Gove ElementaryBlack History In celebration of Black History Month and in support of the Character Education Program at Gove Elementary, the Guidance Department sponsored the following two projects during the month of February: students in grades 3-6 participated in a Poetry Writing Contest. Students were asked to address the prompt “What is freedom?” Poems were turned in to Dr. Riker and Mrs. Aguirre, Counselors, for judging. Two winners will be selected and each will receive $25.00 compliments of the Guidance Dept. In addition, students also participated in making a “Friendship Chain”. Each student wrote his or her name on a paper “link” and a classmate added a positive word about the student. The links were then joined and displayed around the school. We thank the Guidance Dept. for overseeing this initiative. Reading Counts! In our efforts to encourage reading outside of school, students are also being recognized, weekly, for obtaining points towards their respective reading goals. Students in grades K-6 having the most points in their class receive a “Reading Counts! necklace to wear for the day. Their names are also announced weekly during morning announcements. This new reading incentive has become very competitive among the students as they are all trying to show-off being the “top reader” in their respective homerooms. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 Tri-City Sunday’s Best Competition AuditionTri-City Sunday’s Best Competition Audition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, please contact Brenda Thomas at 561-261-4633 or Tonya Grant at 561-252-6063.Father/Daughter DanceThere will be a Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, Feb. 23, from six to nine p.m. at the Belle Glade Elementary School’s Cafeteria.Tiny and Little Mister and Miss Black GoldBoth pageants will be held on Friday, March 15, at seven p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Ages three through four (tiny) and ve through six (little). Participants should arrive at the Dolly Hand no later than six p.m. on the day of the event. For more information, please call Jessica Hart at 561-996-3607. Book Discussion with AuthorThe Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is holding a free event with Bryan Mealer, author of Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football’s Forgotten Town It will be held on Monday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.2013 Spring Muck OlympicsRevolutionized Fitness, with the support of Planned Approach to Community Health, and a number of other partners including the PBC Sheriff’s Of ce, The NewKita Group, PBC School Board, Glades Girls and Boys Clubs, and the cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay are organizing the 2013 Spring Muck Olympics from March 25 to 29 in both Pahokee and Belle Glade. The Muck Olympics is a structured, weeklong sports and activity camp scheduled during the 2013 spring break and targets at-risk and underprivileged youth, age eight to 16 in the community. To volunteer, please contact Ken Funderburk from the Glades Girls and Boys Club at 561-2617250. A Volunteer Orientation will be scheduled prior to the event. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFSSEE SCHOOL  18

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonIn February the Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) was added to the Of cial American Birding Association (ABA) Checklist. This action by the ABA Checklist Committee raises the number of species on the Of cial ABA Checklist to 977. The range of the introduced Purple Swamphen is limited in the United States to Southern Florida, but they could spread rapidly to other areas of the state. Purple Swamphen are an established non-native bird that is believed to have been accidently released in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew. Information about the Purple Swamphen is found on the University of Florida IFAS Extension's website at: http://edis.ifas.u edu. This member of the rail, gallinule and coot family is larger than Florida's native Purple Gallinule. Purple Gallinule and Purple Swamphen both have blue/purple bodies and green wings. Purple Gallinules have yellow legs, pale blue foreheads, and a red beak with a yellow tip, while Purple Swamphen has scarlet or blood red legs and foreheads. Swamphen have a very large triangular red bill. Female Purple Swamphens are similar to the male, but are slightly smaller and have a smaller frontal shield. Juvenile Purple Swamphens are duller and paler than the adults. Hatchlings are little black or brown uff balls. The most common Purple Swamphen call is a loud, high-pitched "creek." Purple Swamphens are aggressive territorial birds who could compete with native species for habitat and food. They live in a wide variety of constructed and natural wetlands, wet prairies, canal edges, and marshes. According to research they are primarily vegetarians, but they have been observed eating mollusks, sh, frogs, lizards, snakes, bird eggs, and small birds. In the spring and summer these birds are found in communal groups made up of several breeding males and females and non-breeding "helpers" who share the duties of building the nest, incubating the eggs and caring for the chicks. The breeding females in this group may share a shallow bowl-shaped nest built on a platform made of vegetation. A canopy using some of the surrounding vegetation might be built to cover the nest. Each breeding female can lay two to seven eggs in the communal nest. The chicks hatch in 23-27 days and are able to leave the nest soon after they are born, but may remain near the nest in order to beg their parents for food. Purple Swamphen are reported year round and are breeding at various locations south of Lake Okeechobee including Stormwater Treatment Area ve (STA5). During the past ve years the STA5-Clewiston (FLSO) Christmas Bird Count has reported more Purple Swamphens than any other counts in the United States. Join birders and photographers in their quest for Purple Swamphens and other species found in at STA5 on March 2. Reservations are required for the trips lead by Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers. Send an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863674-0695 or 863-517-0202. 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. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 8:30 a.m. For a schedule of STA5 trips through January 4, 2014 visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding Fun: Purple Swamphen Update (PUSW) Margaret England PHOTO / KEN CORREGANPurple Swamphen.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Please be advised the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Recycle Collection Center, located at 1360 Forestry Division Road in LaBelle is now open to the public by appointment only. The Clewiston HHW Center, located at 1381 Evercane Road continues to be by appointment only. You may call 863-673-0508 to make an appointment. No illegal dumping outside the gate is permitted. If you have questions, you may call the above mentioned number or 863-674-4162 or the Hendry County Special Districts Of“ce at 863-675-5252.HELPFUL TIPS: Household Hazardous WasteMany products we use in and around our home and discard with our trash are similar to regulated hazardous waste produced by bus iness and industry. Products that are corrosive, such as acids and alkalis, are ”ammable, reactive or toxic and are found in homes, garages, workshops or used in gardens. Some examples are: Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides & Insecticides Batteries, rechargeable and auto Mothballs Liquid Paint & Thinners Furniture Strippers, Finishers, Polishes & Waxes Motor Oil, Brake & Transmission Fluid, Gasoline & Antifreeze Solvents & De-greasers Nail Polish & Remover Oven & Drain Cleaners Metal Polish & Rust Removers Mildew Removers Swimming Pool Chemicals Cleansers: Upholstery/All Purpose, etc. Fluorescent Tubes (Containing Mercury) (Non-household may drop off up to ten (10) for a fee of $0.50 each.) Thermometers (Containing Mercury) Wood Preservatives Small Freon Bottles Propane Tanks Electronics (TVs, computers, phones, etc.) These items may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers free of charge to residents.RECYCLINGAcceptable Items: Plastics #1 PET Drink Bottles Plastics #2 HDPE Frosted Milk Jugs Mixed Plastics #3 PVC, #4 LDPE, #5 PP & #6 Pigmented Jugs (laundry detergent) Tubs/Containers (jelly & butter) Bottles (shampoo, dish liquid & ketchup) Five-Gallon Pales (Rinse all recyclables, as necessary.)AVISO PBLIC AVISO PUBLICOPor favor, tenga en cuenta que el Condado Hendry Desechos Caseros Peligrosos (HHW) & Reciclaje Centro, ubicado @ 1360 Divisin de Silvicultura Carretera en Labelle se encuentra a disposicin del pblico slo con cita previa. El HHW Clewiston Centro, ubicado @ Evercane Carretera en 1381 sigue siendo nicamente por cita. Usted puede llamar 863-673-0508 para hacer una cita. Ningn vertido ilegal fuera de la puerta es permitida. Si usted tiene preguntas, usted puede llamar el mencionado nmero o 863-674-4162 o el condado Hendry distritos especiales O“cina @ telfono 863-675-5252.INFORMACI"N TIL: Desechos PeligrososMuchos de los productos que utilizamos en los alrededores de nuestra casa y de descarte con nuestra basura son similares a los residuos peligrosos producidos regulado por las empresas y la industria. Los productos que son corrosivos, como cidos y lcalis, son in”amables, reactivas o txicas y se encuentran en casas, garajes, talleres o utilizados en los jardines. Algunos ejemplos son: Pesticidas, herbicidas, fungicidas y plaguicidas Las bateras recargables y auto Las bolas de naftalina Lquido de Pinturas y Disolventes Strippers Muebles, “nalistas, Betunes y ceras Motor de fluido de aceite, frenos y transmisin, Gasolina y anticongelante Disolventes y engrasadores De* Esmalte de uas y removedor Horno y drenaje Cleaners Metal Polish & Removedores Rust El moho Removedores Productos quimicos para piscinas Limpiadores: Tapicera / All Purpose, etc Tubos ”uorescentes (que contienen mercurio) (No domsticos pueden dejar hasta diez (10) por un costo de $ 0.50 cada uno.) Los termmetros (que contiene mercurio) Los conservantes de madera Botellas Pequeas fren Tanques de propano Electrnica (televisores, computadoras, telfonos, etc) Estos artculos pueden ser llevados a las Peligrosos del Hogar Centros de recogida de residuos de forma gratuita a los resident es.RECICLAJE Artculos Aceptables Plsticos # 1 PET Beba Botellas Plsticos # 2 HDPE Frosted jarras de leche Plsticos mixtos # 3 PVC, # 4 LDPE, PP # 5 y # 6 Jarras pigmentadas (detergente para la ropa) Tinas / Contenedores (jalea y mantequilla) Botellas (champ, jabn lquido y salsa de tomate) Cinco galones Pales (Enjuague todos los materiales reciclables, segn sea necesario.) PUBLIC NOTICE 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013Obituaries 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.Kathryn Bronson, 86SEBRING — On February 7, 2013, at the hospital in Sebring, Florida, Kathryn Bronson passed away at 86 years old. She was born on August 11, 1926 in Kissimmee, Florida to Henry O. and Bertha Lee Partin. Kathryn left behind four children, Steven (Judy) Bronson of Lorida, Susan (Roger) Williams of Moore Haven, Sherry (Steve) Petti of Moore Haven and Stanley (Cheryl) Bronson of Georgia, eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Thomas Bronson. Funeral services were held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Ortona Cemetery Pavilion. The family would like to thank all the people who helped make Kathryn’s passing easier on the family, by their support with beautiful owers and cards, friendship and great food. We would also like to thank Pastor Charley Watts for a wonderful service. She was a great mother and grandmother and the family will truly miss her. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.Kenneth J. Dale, 71CLEWISTON — Kenneth J. Dale passed away February 13, 2013 in Clewiston. He was born Aug. 4, 1941 in Yonkers, N.Y, to the late Jimmy and the late Bertha (Deubert) Dale. Ken has played Santa Claus for many years. He has volunteered with many different organizations. He also drove the van for the DVA transporting people back and forth to the VA Hospital. He enjoyed the conversation and interaction with the people. Most recently he volunteered with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department. He was so proud of the community and enjoyed giving back to the community. He will be dearly missed by his family. He is survived by two daughters, Karen McEnany, Kim Dale; grandchildren, Jason Dale, Phillip McEnany, Nicole McEnany Thompson, Rachel Dale Monteiro, Harry Poole; great grandchildren: Josiah Stephens, Zion Monteiro and Aaron Thompson. Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Interment will be in South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. OBITUARIES Crossword Puzzle WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com

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Employment Full Time Health Care Positions RN’s/PT’s/HHA’sPerDiem. Needed for Home Health Visits In the Belle Glade Area. Medicare Home Health Experience Preferred For an Established Medicare Certi ed Home Health Agency. Fax Resume to 954-973-4417 E.O.E. PT Magazine Merchandiser M/F/Sat 12-14 hrs/wk. Apply for ME3253 at www. apply2jobs.com/ selectmerchandising services Employment Part TimeSALES PERSON Part time hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bilingual a Plus! Metro PCS, Pohokee. Call 561-692-1778. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look 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. 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 We thank Mrs. Bueno, Media Specialist, for this new reading initiative. Uniform Recycling Project Please consider donating old uniforms or those that your child has outgrown to the Family Center. The uniforms are given to needy students upon entrance into our school and are also used when students are out of compliance with the uniform policy. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. Upcoming Events Feb. 25: Start of Florida Alternate Assessment Feb. 26: FCAT Writing Grade 4 March 1: Math Challenge Ceremony SchoolContinued From Page 3 The Glades Day School FFA chapters will celebrate National FFA Week February 1623, 2013. This year’s theme is Grow, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than 550,000 members nationwide will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members come from rural, suburban and urban environments and are interested in the diversity of careers within agriculture. FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and handson learning, they are preparing for the more than 300 career opportunities in the food, ber and natural resources industry. National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and annually encompasses February 22, George Washington’s birthday. Glades Day School FFA members will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities: FFA Week Proclamation Signing, lower school agriculture activity, sponsoring teacher appreciation luncheon, and FFA member luncheon. Glades Day FFA Chapters Celebrates National FFA Week SUBMITTED PHOTOHead of Glades Day Schools, Dr. Robert Egley, signs proclamation declaring National FFA Week. Of cers form the Middle and High School FFA Chapters were present. SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOOver 150 students from the Glades Day lower school were treated to Ag. day by FFA members. The FFA members helped the students make the connection between farmers and the food they consume. FFA members also explained how farmers are responsible for many other items like clothes and leather that makes footballs, basketballs and other items we use in our daily lives. Each student was given an apple for a snack and encouraged to consider becoming farmers in the future.

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Lent: Getting Ready for a Very Big DayBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThis is a season for many to prepare for Easter. It is known by many faithful simply as “Lent.” As such, it is a time of self-discipline and doing things to be strengthened spiritually. Reading scriptures, adding prayers to one’s daily routine, attending Church services, giving up some worldly distraction, taking on a project of good works; all of these things are among the spiritual activities to be offered up and to bring humans to a higher plane of being. This is the season because it comes before we are reminded of the greatest gift-eternal life that came to us at Easter. As the Lord came to assure our place in God’s kingdom, this time has been adopted by Christians to make preparation for that great day. Forty days of Jesus’ failing to succumb to temptation as He began His earthly ministry (Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13) has been seen as a good example of a time to prepare for one’s own spiritual growth. I like to think of it as a time to show myself that I can make gains, can work to make some progress in my work be strengthened in nonworldly ways. I can look to this time as a way of showing myself that I am not only a creature of worldly habits and desires; and that I am capable of making some progress in the direction that I have come to believe will nally count in my life. For the Lord, the 40 days before He began His earthly ministry was a time of temptation. That’s something that human beings know a lot about. One of the ladies in a Church I served asked me one day “Why is temptation so hard?” and I replied that “It wouldn’t be temptation if it were easy!” She saw my point. It is in doing the hard things that our greatest rewards come. So too in spiritual growing; the stress is dif cult, but the victories are more meaningful and satisfying if we can look back and say “I did it!” I remind people that “temptation is not sin” and rather a challenge to be what we are really called to be. Perfection comes by daily, hourly and sometimes minute-by-minute gains; all-ornothing thinking can set many up for failure. People have been praying for centuries “... lead us not into temptation... Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:13)” and there are those who would believe that God is out there dangling some tempting tidbit over us to see if we will fall. I personally nd the passage to mean (as have many scholars) that we pray to God that we are not tested beyond our limits. Human beings are weak, fallible and it is not a part of God’s nature to set traps to see if they will fall. (People do that for themselves!) Rather, as the prayer continues, “but deliver us from evil”a translation from the Greek might also be “...and deliver us from evil...” where we pray for God’s help when the tests arrive. To me, this makes more sense than asking God not to tempt us, but rather to keep us from being victims. What will it all mean if we spend the next 40 days working on our spiritual growth. I like it to not snack before a special dinner; the dinner is enjoyable because I made a dietary sacri ce in order to enjoy it all the more. Lent is that sacrice to prepare us for Easter if we will let it serve our growing in spirit. Easter will be all the more special; savoring the gifts that the Lord gives us all at that very sacred and blessed time. 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. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOCity of Pahokee, Chamber and Rotary host receptionThe city of Pahokee, Pahokee Chamber and Pahokee Rotary Club hosted a reception this past Tuesday to welcome ve new professionals to the community. The community, business and civic leaders were delighted to have a “meet and greet” opportunity with the invited guests. The reception was held for Holly Bennett, new provost at Palm Beach State College, Tom Leach, Administrator at Lakeside Medical Center, Brandon Carson, Business Development Board Vice President of Economic Development for the Glades Region, Battalion Chief Michael Mackey, Palm Beach Fire Rescue and Wayne Gray, Marina Manager. About fty community leaders attended the reception to welcome the new professionals into the community. Mayor JP Sasser of Pahokee welcomed everyone and stated that the leaders of the community are excited to be able to have an open dialogue among newcomers in order to create an environment where people are talking to each other about projects and potential opportunities for businesses who would want to come and stay in Pahokee. “The City of Pahokee is working closely with the Pahokee Chamber and Pahokee Rotary Club and there is a sense of enthusiasm in the community with all the exciting events that are coming and we are excited about that,” said JP Sasser, Mayor of Pahokee. The reception was held at Lake Okeechobee marina, refreshments were provided along with a breathtaking view of the lake. Religion Column

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Employment Part TimeOf ce Assistant II Belle Glade CampusPalm Beach State College has an excellent opportunity for a Part-Time Of ce Assistant II at our Belle Glade campus. Responsibilities include providing clerical support assistance within the Security department. Files, responds to inquiries and general customer service activities, generates reports and inputs spreadsheet data entry. Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. A typing test with a minimum score of 30wpm must be taken by the close date of this position. Typing test administered by the Of ce of Human Resources. For more information and to apply online please visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/employment 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. MiscellaneousGOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? Kill them all with Harris Famous Roach & Bedbug products. Available at Ace Hardware, 310 East Sugarland Parkway. 863-983-8353 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Employment Part Time Apartments MIRA VERDE FIRST MONTH FREE!!!! A new home for your Valentine!! $15.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $553.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH Of ce Hours Monday Friday 8:30a 5:30p Saturday 9:00a 3:00p Sunday CLOSED LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE PRIMER MES GRATIS!!!! Una casa nueva para tu Valentine!! $15.00 por costo Applicacion por person a!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $553.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES Horario de O cina Lunes a Viernes 8:30a 5:30p Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p Domingo CERRADO LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 ApartmentsCLEWISTON Apt for rent, 2 br/ 1.5 ba, good location. $525 per mo. 409 San Pedro. Call Roberto at 305-951-7666 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Part Time Apartments Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in 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. Employment Part Time ApartmentsGreentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting -Full time bilingual Site Manager -Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities Call 902-1577 TDD #:1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 AM -3:00 PM Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Houses RentHuge 2BR, 1BA Estate 1100 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $550 month. Call 239-285-7020 Moore Haven, 3br, 2ba home rent, 202 10th St. $700. mth + sec. 863-983-9480. Houses SaleCLEWISTON In town Duplex (2 sep. 3/2 plus lrg yard). $37,500 ea. $75k total. Ideal to share w/relative or home + rental income. Call owner 863-673-5071. Mobile Home RentClewiston 2 Bedrooms. $475 Monthly. 3 Bedrooms. $550 & up. 863-983-8106. Mobile Home RentDoublewide 2br/2ba located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Only $585 monthly. You must be 55 years of age to live in this Adult Community. 863-673-6080 or 863-673-4325 Mobile HomeSaleCLEWISTON 3 Bed, 2 Bath 2013. Doublewide on NICE lot in City Limits. $550 Monthly. 863-983-8106. Doublewide 5br/2ba located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe acres. Only $5,900 down. Dealer nancing available with your good credit. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Hunting Camp 3 bedroom. As Is, Where Is. $4000 Obo. 863-983-3554. Large Hurricane Zone III doublewide 4br/2ba 2,400sq ft. $59,900 includes setup and new a/c on your lot. Dealer nancing with your good credit. Low down payment. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 863-983-4663 M.H. 2bd/2ba on large lot $30,000. 309 Pinecrest Ave, owner may nance M.H. on 1+ acre $35,000. 1408 Saddle Ln, owner may nance (863)983-9480 Montura Area -2 Bedroom. $4595 Obo. 863-983-3554. Moore Haven Doublewide 2bd/1ba. w/ porch on 2 acres, sm. pond w/ barn and pasture, $48,000, 1257 Hicpochee Lane SW, Moore Haven. Call 863-227-1975. New Jacobsen 3br, 2bath doublewide on sale for only $49,900 includes setup and a/c. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Used zone III 4br, 2bath doublewide 28x80 only $39,900 Dealer nancing available. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Very large doublewide 4br, 2bath located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Ready to move in. Dealer nancing available with $5,900 down. Your credit has to be at least average. Price $59,900. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Jet SkisSeadoo Jet ski 3 person, 4 stroke, super charged. Only 90 hrs. Looks like new w/trailer. $5,500 OBO. Call 863-673-2365. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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. 262012CA000511XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. OMAR J. CASOLA; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 14, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262012CA000511VOCO0K of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and OMAR J. CASOLA; REIDEL BORROTO; EUCACIA. BORROTO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. I; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, 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 EXISTING OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RESERVATIONS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS, ZONING ORDINANCES, ENFORCEABLE EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND SUBJECT TO TAXES AND ASSESSMENT OF CENTRAL COUNTY. TOGETHER WITH 2004 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME WITH VIN#s FLFL370A30619WC31 AND FLFL370B30619WC31.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on February 15, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 437057 CN 2/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12CP 112 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY BALDREE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY BALDREE, deceased, whose date of death was November 26, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for HENDRY County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate Oil 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 Feb. 21, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representatives:WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com Personal Representatives: CATHERINE BALDREE SMITH 1171 Davidson Rd, Clewiston, Florida 33440 GARY DALE BRACKINS 313 Main Street Fairhaven, MA 02719 436833 CN 2/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2012-187-CA TRAID FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff v. RAMON D. RODRIGUEZ, etc., et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Ramon D. Rodriguez, a/k/a Ramon David Rodriguez, IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDE R OR AGAINST HIM Residence(s): Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage upon on the following property in Glades County, Florida: All of Lot 12, Lot 13 less the West 68 feet of the South 35 feet and Lot 14, Less the West 68 feet, all in Block J. Horseshoe Acres, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 49 and 50, of the public records of Glades County, Florida. has been led against you and Adelfa Rodriguez; William A. Marcotte and Betty J. Marcotte, his wife, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on LAWRENCE J. BERNARD, ESQUIRE, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 480 Busch Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32218, on or before 30 days from the rst date of publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court on the 1st day of February, 2013. Clerk of the Court BY: Julie Braddoc k As Deputy Cler k 436622 CN 2/14,21/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVIS ORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 27 de febrero de 2013 a las 7 pm en Montura Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 436201 CN 2/14,21/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7 pm at the Montura Clubhouse located at 255 N. Hacienda St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 436200 CN 2/14,21/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on March 4th, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 2009 Beac. Trl., VIN: 4XWEC242X9N212295 1996 Ford, VIN: 2FMDA5143TBC19546 ***We have to right to refuse any and all bids*** 436910 CN 2/21/2013 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL will hold a MEETING Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PEPPI HEAD START CENTER, 301 Southwest 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 437048 BGS 2/21/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Drop Zone Management Inc. conducting a Skydiving business at 1090 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name o f Skydive Spaceland Clewiston and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Lisa Hornsby (President) P.O. Box 787, Clewiston, FL 33440 Richard Hornsby (Sec/Treas) P.O. Box 787, Clewiston, FL 33440 Stephen Boyd (Vice Pres) P.O. Box 1121 Rosharon, TX 77583 Ownership of Drop Zone Managment, Inc. is as follows: Stephen Boyd 50% Lisa Hornsby 25% Rick Hornsby 25% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Skydive Spaceland under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Lisa Hornsby DATE: 2/15/2013 James Pittman P.O. Box 787 Clewiston, FL 33440 437056 ON 2/21/2013 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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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! See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTO‘Jump Rope for Heart’Students at KEC/Canal Point Elementary raised over $850 for the “Jump Rope for Heart” campaign, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Carrying a concealed weapon Arrested Feb. 15 Released Feb. 16 on bond w bo Luis Alberto Trevino, 24Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Feb. 16 de to Javier Diaz, 19Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Feb. 16 de to Roberto Sanchez, 23Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Feb. 17 de to Shaterricka Littlejohn, 24Burglary, unarmed Arrested Feb. 16 Raul A. Bautistasanchez, 31Aggravated battery, causing bodily harm or disability Arrested Feb. 15 ca ab Jose Guzman, 22Aggravated assault w / deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Feb. 16 de to Mateo Sanchez, 26Aggravated assault w / deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Feb. 17 de to Audrey T. Vickers, 51Aggravated assault w / deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested Feb. 16 de to Brenda Jean Hill, 52DUI, alcohol or drugs Arrested Feb. 16 Released Feb. 16 Bradley J. Dunn, 21 ARREST REPORT This 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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Public NoticeNOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2013 -07 IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-9-22 of the Hendry County Code of Ordinances, Hendry County gives notice that a moratorium has been imposed on unregulated res within Hendry County. An unregulated re means any outdoor re other than a cook re which is not permitted by a governmental agency. The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further action by the County. AVISO DE ADAPCION DE LA RESOLUTION NO. 2013 -07 IMPOSICION DE UNA MORATORIA EN MATERIA DE INCENDIOS NO REGULADO EN EL CONDADO DE HENDRY CONFORMIDAD CON LA SECCION 1-9-22 del codigo de Condado de Hendry de Ordenanzas, Condado de Hendry da aviso de que se ha impuesto un moratoria sobre incedios en el Condado de Hendry. Un incendio no reglamentado signi ca cualquier incendio exterior distinta de fuego para cocinar con fuego que no esta permitido por una agencia del gobierno. La moratoria impuesta por el presente sera efectiva inmediatamenta y permanecera en vigor hasta nuevas medias por el condado. Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Karson Turner, Chairman 2/12/2013 437113 CN/CB 2/21/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Oscar Moreno Trust (Bethea Grove) 13028 SW 128th Street, Miami, FL 33186, has submitted Application 121210-8 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00270-W to irrigate 125 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Section 27, Township 48 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 436947 CN 2/21/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Glades County: Alico, Inc (Bronson Mine) 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite #100, Fort Myers, FL 33913, has submitted Application 130123-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00434-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 24, 25, Township 42 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 436945 GCD 2/21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC 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 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436409 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty, LLC 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 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436414 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 972 2009 1224331-010000H0120 John M & Tressy L Rogers The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, in Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, PIONEER PLANTATION, an recorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436449 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1741 2009 1254432-A0000450100 Adriana E. Calles The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5077 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436454 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1702 2009 1244432-A0000830000 Rosario H. Zamora The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 Tract 5299 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436442 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1799 2009 1254432-A0001930100 Felipe D Ledesma-Garnica The East one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 554 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436461 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1806 2009 1254432-A0002190100 Jorge & Amerilis Rodriguez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5030 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436443 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1727 2009 1254432-A0000190100 Guillermo Herrera The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5155 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436450 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice NOTICE: This ad shall serve as a noti cation of programming changes on or around February 28, 2013, for Comcast Cable’s all digital residential and commercial channel lineup in Glades County: Limited Basic channel WFTX LATV/LWN (ch 220) and in Clewiston (Palm Beach County): Limited Basic channel WFTX LATV/LWN (ch 220 and 657) will no longer be available. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions.436829 CN/GCD 2/21/2013 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 1247 2009 1134432-A0000220000 The Lyndel Group, LLC The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5687 and Lot 5688 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436458 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-000960-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. A RMAS; NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL DE ARMAS A /K/A NOEL D. ARMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the abovenamed Defendants,, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION T O: NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS 520 W OBISPO AVENUE CLEWISTON, FL 33440-3266 OR 4306 EVERHIGH ACRES ROAD, CLEWISTON FL 33440 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS 520 W OBISPO AVENUE CLEWISTON, FL 33440-3266 OR 4306 EVERHIGH ACRES ROAD, CLEWISTON FL 33440 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 19 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 20, BLOCK 438, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, BEING A SUBDIVI SION OF BLOCK III, IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 24, 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 Mark A. Buckles, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 3rd day of May, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Deputy Court A dministrator whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose phone number is (941) 675-5217 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 or toll free at 1-800-955-8771. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 436361 CN 2/14,21/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that All Service Empire conducting a contracting business at 531 E. El Paso Avenue, Florida, under the ctitious name of All Service Empire and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: James Pittman 531 E. El Paso Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of All Service Empire is as follows: James Pittman It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of All Service Empire under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. James Pittman DATE: 2/13/2013 531 E. El Paso Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 436792 ON 2/21/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, February 25, 2013 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. 437095 CN 2/21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12 CA 518 U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE 2002-2, by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as servicer,7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, v. VICTOR L. ROBINSON, JUNE M. ROBINSON, CAPITAL ONE BANK, and HENDRY COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Amended Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST 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 LOT 5594, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2001 HOMES OF MERIT, 28 x 62, BAY 2810 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2B118524391AB. Commonly known as: 745 N. Zambra Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida, 33975 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 20 day of March, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien ,holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale, If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form on the website below (choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested. http://www.ca.cjis20.org/ home/main/adarequestasp CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 437098 CN 2/21,28/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on February 28, at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 437099 CN/CB 2/21/2013 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 Public Notice

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Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS SKY VALLEY TURN LANE IMPROVEMENTS CLEWISTON, FL BID NUMBER: 2013-14 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Sky Valley Turn Lane Improvements, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on February 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 436106 CB/CN 2/7,14,21,28/2013 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 1789 2009 1254432-A0001660000 Alicia B Pajares and Maria l Cabral The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 533 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436459 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1801 2009 1254432-A0002010000 Manuel & Mercedes Quinteros & Estaquio F. Alemeida The North one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 579 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436412 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1094 2009 1334331-A0002030000 Frank Fanelli Sr & Frank Fanelli Jr & Stephen Scarpone The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 93, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436453 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1708 2009 1244432-A0001020100 Francisco Pereiro Liz & Maria Carmen Gonzalez De Pereiro The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5231 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436447 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1763 2009 1254432-A0000970000 Eloy Nunez C/O Manuel A. Blanco ESQ The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1149 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436457 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BONDING REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to bonding requirements of elected of cials entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING HENDRY COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2000-20, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BONDING REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS; SPECIFICALLY DELETING THE REQUIREMENT THAT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GIVE BONDS EXCEPT FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 436797 CN/CB 2/21/2013 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 786 2009 1274329-01000E10360 Altagracia Puente From the intersection of the North line of the South one-half of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of State Road 29, runs South 3 degrees 51’ East along the centerline of said State Road 29 a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence North 86 degrees 17’ East 450 feet, South 3 degrees 51’ East 50 feet; South 86 degrees 17’ West 450 feet; North 3 degrees 51’ West 50 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being Lots 36 and 37, Unit E-1, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Excepting and reserving the Westerly 50 feet for the right of way of State Road 29. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436446 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1605 2009 1224432-01000570050 Julio Diaz, Jr. Lot 6, Block 57 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38, and 39 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436460 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Of ces, 640 South Main Street, Conference Room #2, LaBelle, Florida. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 435627 CN 2/21/2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 10:30 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Bazil K. Anderson President 436484 SUN 2/21,28/2013 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 1103 2009 1344331-01000000380 Stephanie C. Sanchez A parcel of land in the surveyed portion of fractional Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: West of canal known as the 42 foot canal and described in Book 56, Pages 541 to 547, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34 run North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along the West boundary line of said Section 34 a distance of 4430.25 feet to a Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East along said West boundary line of Section 34 a distance of 242.96 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06’ 34” East a distance of 394.89 feet; thence South 01 degrees 40’ 12” West a distance of 242.96 feet; thence North 89 degrees 06’ 34” West a distance of 394.89 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of this description. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 38, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436456 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 TO: ALL INTERESTED ENGINEERING FIRMS NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES ON A CONTINUING CONTRACT BASIS RFQ# CCWCD-2013-1 Pursuant to section 287.055 Florida Statues, the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” will consider the contracting of quali ed engineering rm(s) to provide professional services on a “Continuing Contract” basis as required by Chapter 298, Florida Statutes, and for projects as determined by the District. Interested rms should submit no later than Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. and should contact Carolyn Hester at (863) 983-5797 in order to obtain speci cations for responding to this Request for Proposals. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 437089 CN 2/21/2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida Conservancy District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Kenneth McDuf e Chairman 436536 SUN 2/21,28/2013 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 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 here first! The classified ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SFVS(South Florida Veterinary Service)Providing ambulatory service to the South Florida area, focusing on food animal and equine medicine/surgery. In addition will provide house calls for routine care of small/ companion animals. Dr. JL Shewmaker III 863-673-2665www.MyVetDirect.com/jlshewmaker 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 When Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and the region, she crippled the nation’s largest sugar re nery, the Domino Sugar re nery in Chalmette. Weeks later, Hurricane Rita landed to the west of the city and left much of the country’s sugar cane crop covered in saltwater and mud from the ocean oor. In some cases, houses, dead livestock, and even shing boats from miles away had to be removed before crops could be tended. Despite it all, grocery store shelves were not empty and sugar did not become an unaffordable luxury. Restaurants and coffee houses nationwide still gave it away for free. That is a testament to our nation’s strong sugar policy, which helped sugar producers get back on their feet quickly. Thanks to the market stability provided by our strong sugar policy and the never-say-die spirit of Louisianans, the Domino re nery was one of the rst Louisiana-based businesses to reopen, allowing growers throughout the state to keep multi-generational farms in operation. Throughout the economic turmoil caused by these storms, sugar jobs stayed put, employing more than 16,000 people in Louisiana. This serves as a reminder that small government policies can have a big impact. And it’s even more remarkable when you learn that sugar policy costs taxpayers exactly $0. This is in complete contrast to sugar producers on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The same year our Gulf Coast took a pounding from Mother Nature, European lawmakers were busy rewriting their sugar policies. Under pressure from subsidized foreign producers hungry to eliminate the competition, and fueled by EU food manufacturers in search of cheap ingredients and big pro ts, Europe overhauled its sugar laws and left the region dependent on foreign producers. And Europe found out the hard way that banking on the most distorted commodity market in the world is a recipe for disaster. More than 120,000 sugar-related jobs in Europe were lost after 83 sugar mills closed, and when subsidized foreign suppliers opted to ll their own domestic needs before Europe’s, supplies dried up. The result was a widespread sugar shortage and price spikes from which the EU is just now recovering. The cost of food increased for everyday citizens, and EU taxpayers had to fork over more than $1.6 billion in hopes of minimizing the government’s sugar policy miscalculation. This is why maintaining our current strong sugar policy is vital. Should we move to a European model for our sugar policy, we would threaten over 142,000 well-paying sugar jobs and outsource production of a food staple to nations like Mexico and Brazil. Now is not the time to threaten a stable source of jobs and potentially deepen our already dire trade de cit. We can do better. We must continue a nocost sugar policy that keeps American jobs in America, ensures our ability to grow a vital food ingredient here at home, protects taxpayers and provides a stable, affordable supply for all. No-Cost Sugar Policy Works for America SUBMITTED PHOTOReading Counts storeKEC/Canal Point Elementary students Andrew Whaley, Jaheim Lttles, Yecenia Carmenate and Brianna Paniagua shopped at the Reading Counts store. Students who meet their monthly reading goals get to shop at the “Whale of a Reader” Reading Counts store. judging was left up to residents. According to Derrek Moore, Pahokee’s city manager, the city offered up various names on its web site and allowed people to vote. President Obama was the top vote-getter. “President Obama keeps getting closer to our area. He just visited the Treasure Coast and has made several visits to West Palm Beach,” said Commissioner Walker. “Hopefully, the next time we will see him in Pahokee.” According to the city manager, Mr. Jackson will be honored at Pahokee High School on March 13. The city manager shared news that the city will be dedicating its renovated parks and recreation football eld in his honor that day. Sentiments were mixed among many residents and business owners in the Pahokee area. Most withheld comments out of fear of a backlash. “I don’t think we should name a street after the president because he has never been here,” said one resident. “Naming a street after Rickey Jackson is different because he grew up here. He was a great football player.” Another resident felt that it was a “great idea to name a street in a predominantly AfricanAmerican community after the rst AfricanAmerican president.” Some offered better choices of people the city should be honoring, including two deputies whose lives were lost in Pahokee while on duty. The memories of Palm Beach County sheriff deputies Jonathan Wallace and Donta Manuel would have been a better use of such an honor, they said. According to the manager, the street signs have been ordered and they will come in within the next 10 days. The signs will be erected no later than the end of March. “I hope each time one of our youth walks this street or drives by Barack Obama Blvd it would enhance their pride in Pahokee,” Commissioner Walker said. “I think it will be an awesome day when the signs are erected.” StreetContinued From Page 1

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue a Water Use permit (permit) with conditions, Permit Number 22-00245-W, Application Number 120910-1 to LYKES BROTHERS. INC. (PALMDALE SAND MINE), 106 S.W. COUNTY ROAD 72. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 to allow for the renewal and modi cation of an existing Water Use Permit for the CEMEX Construction Materials Florida, LLC Palmdale Sand Mine. Water use classi cation: Industrial water supply. Source classi cation is: Ground Water from: Upper Floridan Aquifer. Surface Water from: On-site Borrow Pit(s). Annual allocation shall not exceed 4360 MG. Maximum monthly allocation shall not exceed 661.73 MG. The following limitations to annual withdrawals from speci c sources are stipulated: On-site Borrow Pit(s)4,107 MG. Upper Floridan Aquifer253 MG. The following limitations to maximum monthly withdrawals from speci c sources are stipulated: Onsite Borrow Pit(s)616.90 MG. Upper Floridan Aquifer44.83 MG. The duration of the permit is 20 years. The project is located in Glades County: S12,131T41S/R3OE S7, 18/T41 S/R31 E. 11667 US 27, Palmdale FL 33944. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Ha. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications f or environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The Petition must be led with the Of ce of the District Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document led by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document.Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 437003 GCD 2/21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY OVERHEAD ROADWAY LIGHTING CONSTRUCTION ON SR 80 AT COLLINGSWOOD PARKWAY AND FORREY DRIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT NUMBER: 416230-1-58/68-01 BID NO. 2013-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Overhead Roadway Lighting Construction on SR 80 at Collingswood Parkway and Forrey Drive. Firms pr operly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 21, 2013, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), PO Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 436898 CN/CB 2/21,28;3/7,14/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Friday, March 1st, 2013, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440 If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, Mar. 7th, 2013 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Hendry County Tourist Development Council 437121 CN/CB 2/21/2013 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 1707 2009 1244432-A0001020000 Francisco Pereiro Liz & Maria Carmen Gonzalez De Pereiro The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5234 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436411 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013

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the game up as they got on defense right after the bucket. CSN’s Max Kent (three points) double-dribbled the ball, as Brown (2 points) was the defender on that play. With the referees making that call, Pahokee got the ball back with 1:17 left. All Pahokee had to do was hold on to the ball. However, Brown inexplicably turned the ball over to CSN junior forward Jeff Merton, who took it to the house on an easy lay-in and earned a trip to the free-throw line with 41 seconds left. Still up 71-70, Pahokee needed Merton (22 points) to miss the free throw. He did just that, as the Blue Devils got the rebound off his miss. With 11 seconds left, Brown turned the ball over to Merton once again. It cost the Blue Devils big-time, as the Seahawks big man raced to the basket almost untouched for a lay-in that gave Community School of Naples a 72-71 lead. Pahokee (16-8 nal record) got one last chance, as Johnson heaved up a three-point attempt with just three seconds left. The shot was off the mark. And with that, combined with a game-sealing two free throws made by CSN’s Drew Gendron (16 points) and one second left, Pahokee’s dream season was over. “It was a lack of experience from us in those last moments,” Pahokee head coach Antonio Wilson said. “It hurt us in the end.” Gendron on those two late turnovers made by Pahokee: “We had great ball pressure by our point guards that led to those plays,” Gendron said. “It was great execution on our part.” Aside from a lack of execution from the Blue Devils in the nal seconds of double overtime, they seemed poised to pull off the upset win. Down 36-28 at halftime, Community School of Naples (27-2 record) started to give in to Pahokee’s speed and athleticism throughout the second half. The Blue Devils, who were buoyed by two three-pointers from Johnson in the third quarter, roared back in a big way, as they cut CSN’s lead to just two points going into the fourth. Now down 44-42 with 8:00 left in regulation, Johnson scored on a free throw and another three-pointer in a span of less than three minutes, giving the Blue Devils a 46-44 lead with 5:46 left – their rst of the second half. And Johnson, who made six three-pointers in the game, hit yet another one with 18 seconds left to cut CSN’s lead from 52-48 to 52-51. Johnson scored all of Pahokee’s ve points in a span of 18 seconds to send the game into overtime. “I knew that it was going to be close,” Seahawks head coach Craig Donahue said. “James Johnson was a very clutch shooter for Pahokee. We did our best to stop him, but he showed how great an athlete he was. I’m just glad we were able to show a lot of heart and hold off a fantastic team in the end.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 21, 2013 BasketballContinued From Page 1 PHOTO / NAJI TOBIASPahokee’s Jaleek Mitchell converted on a jump shot attempt in the second half of his team’s Class 3A regional semi nal game against Community School of Naples on Feb. 19 in Pahokee. the community, and a general feeling of resistance for a program that has done nothing but bring positive exposure to the Glades. At heart is the physical condition of the site, which Palm Beach County representatives say does not meet adequate standards. Before they can consider helping with utilities, the county must rst bring the building up to those standards – a costly endeavor that seemed to halt all progress for the reinstitution of the program. A particularly heated e-mail exchange between the mayor and the county’s top employee underscored the frustration. The mayor seemed to focus his frustration on the county administrator, Bob Weisman. “It is sad to see this,” the mayor writes in an e-mail to the administrator. “Actually, pathetic is more like it – all we asked for was help with the utilities.” The administrator shot back, explaining that the county’s role in reviewing the request extended to examining the physical integrity and safety of the building, and that it cannot compromise on that fact. “The facility should not be operated for kids recreation under their auspices without signi cant improvement,” Mr. Weisman said. “If you doubt this, take your lease back, pay for the utilities yourself, and see if the sheriff provides services there. If you are right, great.” The mayor explained that a county analysis of the site was grossly off target, and that an independent review of the site should nd that it is in an acceptable condition to host the program. The mayor lambasted the county for not doing more to help restore the program in Pahokee. In explaining that the county does, indeed, support the Glades, the administrator said, “despite claims to the contrary, more money is sent to the Glades for a myriad of reasons than could ever be justi ed by demographic or economic analysis. I sincerely hope that Pahokee kids can bene t from good recreation programs in the future wherever they are safely and wisely provided.” The city of Pahokee is now relying on the support of Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria, who has said he has no problem staf ng the facility if it is found to be in safe condition. The commissioner explained that Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is also in full support of Pahokee having its PAL program back. The item is now on the county’s agenda for consideration. According to the mayor, the sheriff will be on-hand to offer his support for the program. The city of Pahokee has also sent its own inspector to review the building for code, and hopes to use the report as evidence that the site should be operational and ready to go whenever the PAL program is ready to move back in. The county will continue looking for community support of the local program before committing to the renovation of the site. In the meantime, the PAL boxing program in Belle Glade will continue to be supported by the sheriff’s of ce and the county, and Pahokee children wishing to participate will be bused to that location. “A bus ride in the care of the sheriff doesn’t sound bad to me until something better can reasonably be achieved,” said Mr. Weisman. BoxingContinued From Page 1