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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Publication Date: 04-04-2013
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BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunIn the middle of the fun and festivities at last year’s Black Gold Jubilee, sheriff’s deputies arrived as the bearers of bad news. “They said, ‘we have a very bad hail storm coming with high winds and rain and we’re very concerned,’” said Brenda Bunting, one of the many festival organizers remembered. It all went downhill after that. “Some batted down the hatches and ed and didn’t come back,” she said. “That’s the rst time in 20 or 25 years that this has happened to us – that it rained so much that people left and didn’t just take cover.” Organizers are glad that the episode is over, and are planning for much better results at this year’s festival, to be held at Torry Island in Belle Glade on Saturday, April 13. One of the highlights of the festival traditionally has been the reworks display at the end of the event. Again, for reasons dealing with weather, or burn bans, the reworks display has had to be omitted, but organizers say they are looking forward to the highlight making a return this year. Also returning are the festival staples, free kids rides, art booths, with plenty of food booths to whet a person’s appetite. A train for kids Black Gold Jubilee Celebrates its 35th Year Project seeks to involve local people in constructionBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunIf he wanted to, in a few weeks Javin Walker will be one of the very few to say he nally lived out a childhood fantasy: to tear down his elementary school – and get paid for it. However, for Walker the demolition comes decades after he attended school there, and long after the novelty of watching the halls of his former academic keep crumble has dissipated. Instead, the older and wiser Walker chooses to remember his school in more nostalgic terms. “Growing up it was the only school I knew of at that time. It was the best thing since sliced bread, as far as I was concerned,” he said. “I can remember the days of leaving the halls and walking home to school, stopping at the store and picking up candy before going home.” Walker’s 2 SBW general contracting company is one of a group of companies working on the Rosenwald modernization project in South Bay, the city Walker proudly hails as his hometown. The project represents a $12.5-plus million investment by the school district in the Glades area. The construction project replaces the 60-year-old building with an allnew 40,776 square foot school designed by Song + Associates, and overseen by Suffolk Construction, with local construction by 2 SBW and Cooper Construction. While initially the project was scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014, that timeline is not etched in stone, with nal approval on the budget – contractors said the project required another $200,000 dollars – by the school district looming. T A V. N. Arrestspage 6 Arrests SEE BLACK GOLD  16 SEE PROJECT  6 Rosenwald School Project Continues Forward March SUBMITTED PHOTOAbout 250 kids participated in the Muck Olympics, which included a number of athletic events. For full story, see page 16. Muck Olympics sees great participation

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Pioneer Park ElementaryWelcome Back Sugar Bears! Sugar Bears and staff returned to Pioneer Park this past week and hit the ground running! FCAT Student Seminars began for third through fth grade focus students by district staff members. As of this printing, we have exactly six days remaining until FCAT. We need every student in class and on time every day. Please encourage your child! Read for thirty minutes every day and discuss the reading. Encourage your student in formulating a multiplication table. Stick to a schedule of early to bed and early to rise, with everything ready for school for early arrival in time for breakfast. If you need books or resource materials, we still have this upcoming week to request books from teachers or visit Mr. Johnson in the Parent Center. With only a few days remaining until test time, please help your child by building con dence and practicing relaxation techniques. FCAT Tips: Next week's student tips for the upcoming test will include: Get a good night's sleep Arrive to school on time (we will provide a good breakfast) Bring all needed materials (eye glasses, comfortable clothing & shoes, and a light jacket) Be con dent and relaxed Notify the school immediately in case of illness to schedule a make-up Leave all electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.) at home Use your time wisely Do your best FCAT Schedule: Monday April 15: 3rd-5th Grade FCAT Reading Test Session 1 Tuesday April 16: 3rd-5th Grade FCAT Reading Test Session 2, Make-up Tests Wednesday April 17: 3rd-4th Grade FCAT Math Test Session 1, 5th Grade FCAT Science Test Session 1, Make-up Tests Thursday April 18: 3rd-4th Grade FCAT Math Test Session 2, 5th Grade FCAT Science Test Session 2, Make-up Tests Friday April 19: Make-up Tests Monday April 22: 5th Grade FCAT Math Test Session 1, Make-up Tests Tuesday April 23: 5th Grade FCAT Math Computer-Based Test Session 1 and/or 2, Make-up Tests Wednesday April 24: 5th Grade FCAT Math Computer-Based Test Session 1 and/or 2, Makeup Tests Thursday April 25: 5th Grade FCAT Math Computer-Based Test Session 1 and/or 2 Friday April 26: 5th Grade FCAT Math Computer-Based Test Session 1 and/or 2 Monday April 29: 5th Grade FCAT Math Computer-Based Test Session 1 and/or 2 Tuesday April 30: 5th Grade FCAT Math Computer-Based Test Session 1 and/or 2Pahokee High SchoolTesting Schedule Pert Testing on April 3 2013 Spring Reading Re-takes on April 8 and 9 FCAT Reading from April 16 to 26Belle Glade ElementaryEagle Rewards Did you know that you are earning points when you attend most of our school functions? Those points can be redeemed for special prizes and free admittance into most school sponsored events. To learn more about the Eagle Reward program, contact Ms. Malone at 561-829-4800. Belle Glade Elementary School launches iConnect (E-Newsletter) Going for the Gold iConnect is a weekly e-newsletter that will keep stakeholders informed and connected with the academic success at Belle Glade Elementary. We feel that this initiative will assist us as we "Go For The Gold!" This initiative is set to launch in January, 2013. If you are interested, please send your name and e-mail address to kevin.wright@ palmbeachschools.org. Please include iConnect in the subject section of the e-mail. Your e-mail address will be added to the distribution list. For more information, contact Kevin Wright at 561829-4800 or by e-mail at kevin.wright@palmbeachschools.org. Parent Night Good Team Eagles, We are hosting a parent night for April 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. Come out and see what your child needs to do well on the FCAT. Saturday Tutorials Tutoring dates: April 6 April 13 End-of-Year Fundraiser We have begun a fundraiser with the World Chocolate Candy Bars (same candy as the safety patrols) for the End-Of-Year trips. Candy bars are a $1. All proceeds will go towards the entire trip. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 Black Gold Jubilee Gospel SingThe annual Black Gold Jubilee Gospel Sing will be held on Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade. The program will feature choirs, soloists, and praise teams from several of the Glades churches. You are invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of your favorite gospel and praise music.Ruth S. Wedgworth ScholarshipApplicants need to provide the following information: student name, phone number, home address, parent's names, high school currently attending, and any information on other potential scholarships applied for, along with their value. In approximately 500 words, students should submit an essay describing their personal and educational goals, extra-curricular activities and participation in the community. Applicants must score at least 1300 on the SAT (math, critical reading and writing sections) or 17 on the ACT. This scholarship is paid on a per-semester basis. The current amount is $500 per semester, for a total of eight semesters. This scholarship is awarded with the understanding that the recipient must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester and maintains an overall C' average. One semester of probation is allowed before termination of the scholarship. It is a requirement that the scholarship recipient visit the Belle Glade Lions Club each year for a short presentation and update. After each semester the recipient must submit a copy of their grade report to the Belle Glade Lions Club for renewal of the scholarship. The Belle Glade Lions Club is a communityoriented organization whose main criterion for selection is community service activities. Required materials to be submitted with the application: 500 word essay Unof cial transcript Letter of recommendation from high school principal Three letters of recommendation from teachers Copy of SAT or ACT reportFree Foreclosure AssistanceThe Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. is offering free foreclosure assistance. For more information, please call 561-655-8944, ext. 326. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SCHOOL BRIEFS SEE SCHOOL  16

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Carolina Wren breeds in the eastern United States, southern Ontario, and some locations in southwest Quebec. Three subspecies of Carolina Wren breed in Florida. This shy bird is heard more often than seen. Its winter range in the United States has expanded farther north in recent decades. These small chunky birds have a round body. Their long tail is often cocked upward while they are foraging for food and downward when singing. They have a large head with a little neck and a long dark slender bill that curves upward. Males and females are a bright, un-patterned cinnamon brown above and warm buffy-orange below with a long white eyebrow stripe, and white chin and throat. Carolina Wrens constantly defend their territory with constant singing or piercing scolding as they chase intruders away. One captive male Carolina Wren was recorded singing over 3,000 times in one day. Only males sing the loud songs with each male having up to several dozen song variations. Their call is louder than the female. Some common calls are “tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle,” and “tweedle, tweedle, tweedle”. Wrens will y into surfaces with an audible whirring of their wings. They “drum” palmettos in Florida in this way in an attempt to get intruders to show themselves. These Wrens prefer foraging in habitat with shrubs or dense vegetation in wooded areas and rural and suburban yards. They move around these areas and up and down tree trucks in search of insects and fruit, but occasionally eat lizards, frogs, or snakes. A pair of Carolina Wrens bond for life and will stay in their territory year-round where they search for food and move around together. In forests the pair builds their nests together in cavities, tree roots, palm fronds, and overhangs. Around houses they make use of almost anything, which can include barns, discarded ower pots, hanging baskets, mailboxes, or garages. One of the bonded pair often stays at the nest site while the other gathers nesting material. They build a bulky cup-shaped nest with a side entrance. The nest is lined with bark strips, dried grasses, pine needles, hair, feathers, straw, and a piece of shed snakeskin or strips of plastic. Two or more broods of Carolina Wrens are raised from late February into September. Three to ve white eggs speckled with reddish-brown spots are incubated for 12 to 16 days with the young leaving the nest when they are 12 days old. Go to the Hendry-Glades Audubon website for information about the Stormwater Treatment Area 5 driving trips. There are openings for the April 27th trip and the monthly trips scheduled May through October. Reservations are required. Send an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-6740695 or 863-517-0202. Include your name and contact information including an emergency cell number, the date you want 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: Carolina Wren (CARW) Margaret England PHOTO / KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERCarolina Wren.

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March rainfall levels were below average; April is historically a dry monthHighlighting an ongoing commitment to water conservation, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is observing April as Water Conservation Month. This follows a month of drier-than-average weather and a 20122013 dry season that has seen only 50 percent of average rainfall. “Each year, Water Conservation Month is a helpful reminder that there are many ways to reduce demand on South Florida’s limited water resources,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker. “Water conservation has been and will continue to be a critical tool in our water supply planning efforts.” For 15 consecutive years, Florida has recognized Water Conservation Month in April, the height of the South Florida dry season. While the District is not currently in a water shortage or drought, at least part of the region was in a drought at some point in six of the last eight years. A long-term commitment to water conservation helps to minimize the impact of dry times.Dry Season Rainfall UpdateFollowing a Valentine’s Day storm that boosted February’s rainfall total and regional water supplies, March ended with scant opportunities to recharge the system. An average of only 1.10 inches fell from Orlando to the Florida Keys, representing 35 percent of average, or a de cit of 2.04 inches. All 16 counties in the District experienced below-average rainfall, with Martin and St. Lucie counties—along with eastern Palm Beach and Broward counties—recording some of the largest de cits. The Southwest Coast also experienced dry conditions, with 0.90 inches of rain representing 31 percent of average, or a de cit of 1.96 inches. These dry conditions increased the overall 2012-2013 dry season rainfall de cit to 5.77 inches, or 50 percent of average from November 1 to date. While water levels remain positioned at adequate levels in most areas, evapotranspiration, the loss of water from the ground and growing plants, increases in April, speeding the decline in surface water levels.Water Conservation is a Year-Round EthicWater conservation is essential year-round for addressing the impacts of weather extremes and growing demands on a limited water supply needed by South Florida’s 7.7 million residents, economy and environment. Water conservation can be practiced indoors and outside. Examples include installing a lowow aerator on your sink, watering the lawn based on its actual needs or installing lowow appliances, such as a showerhead or energy-ef cient washing machine. When water shortage orders are not in place, the District follows Year-Round Water Conservation Measures that target outdoor irrigation, which accounts for up to half of the water used per person per day in South Florida. The YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule is just one of many initiatives implemented under the District’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Program. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL SPRING Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ABE 9900004-312 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-312 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ESOL 9900040-311 Mon-Fri 04/02/13 06/06/13 8:30am-11:30am $30 $120 Mr.Way C.A.S. Mrs.Rentas Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-313 Mon/Tues/Wed 04/02/13 06/05/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-313 Mon/Tues/Wed 04/02/13 06/05/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab ESOL 9900040-312 Mon/Tues/Thurs 04/02/13 06/06/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Jean C.A.S. ESOL 9900040-313 Tues/Thurs 04/03/13 06/06/13 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 Mrs. De La Salas Monturas Club House Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher E91010P-311 T .B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. $95 Mrs. Way C.A.S.Hendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Gary Break“eld Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 SFWMD Recognizes April as Water Conservation Month “Water conservation has been and will continue to be a critical tool in our water supply planning efforts.”SFWMD Executive Director, Melissa L. Meeker BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsNational Public Health Week is always recognized the rst full week of April. This year, it is being recognized from April 1 through 7 and the theme is: “Public Health is Return on Investment (ROI): Save Lives, Save Money.” Communities across the Nation have observed National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize some of the many contributions of public health, and to highlight some of the issues that are important to improve our nation’s health and safety. This year’s theme was developed to highlight the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems to help prevent disease, save lives, and curb health care spending. As a community, we are part of the public health system and can work together as a community to encourage folks to take preventive measures to help improve their lives. Let’s make prevention work for us. Small steps can lead to big changes. It’s so important to educate the public, policy makers, and healthcare providers about issues related to health and what an impact public health has made over the years. During National Public Health Week, there will be daily themes which include: Ensuring a safe and healthy home for your family Providing a safe environment for children at school Creating a healthy workplace Protecting you while you are on the move Empowering a healthy community National Public Health Week is a time for our community to unite around critical public health issues and focus our collective power on the goal of helping people to live longer, happier, healthier lives. National Public Health Week We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 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.Clifton Bernard Morningstar, 67GLADES COUNTY — Clifton Bernard Morningstar passed away after a long battle with cancer on March 16, 2013 at, Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. He was born on Aug. 11, 1945 at Gar eld Hospital, Wash. D.C., son of Charles & Betty Morningstar and step-son of June Morningstar. He is survived by his father, Charles Morningstar of Moore Haven, Fla.; sister, Nila Morningstar and husband, Anthony Ayers of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.; daughters, Theresa Horton and husband Mike Horton of Monrovia, Md. and Tammy Torrel, Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters; one grandson; and two greatgrandsons.; nephew, Mark Morningstar of Ocala, Fla.; nieces, Jennifer Morningstar of Frederick, Md. and Sharon Whitaker of Seattle, Wash. He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Morningstar Allnutt; step-mother, June Morningstar; brother, Glenn Morningstar; and nephew, Jimmie W. Morningstar. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., April 20, 2013 at Christian Church of Moore Haven, with Pastor John Booher of ciating.G. Patrick Baldree, 65MENTOR, OHIO — G. Patrick Baldree passed away at his home Saturday, March 23, 2013. Born May 31, 1948 in Tampa, Fla., he was raised in Clewiston, Fla., and accepted a scholarship to play football for Fairmont State College (WV), where he was part of their National Championship team in 1967. He moved to northeast Ohio where he taught and coached several sports for Painesville City and Mentor schools. He was also an entrepreneur owning several companies throughout his life including a saw mill and Baldree Sealcoating. He leaves behind his mother V. Frances Prince Deese; his loving wife of 20 years Jo Ann M. Srnovrsnik Baldree; and his two children, Angela T. Baldree and Patrick J. (Stephanie) Baldree; step-children Jeff Phillips, Peter Phillips, Timothy Phillips, and Stacey (Stephen) Macecevic; grandchildren Patrick J. Baldree, Jr., Joseph M. Baldree, Kyle and Kaylee Phillips, Justin Phillips, and Evan and Ayla Macecevic; sisters E. Oveida (Paul) Shackelford and O. Gayle (Mike) Davis, and brother M. Micheal (Vicky) Baldree; mother-in-law Margaret Srnovrsnik; and brothers-inlaw Peter (Faye) Srnick and Paul (Karen) Sirnick; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Aaron P. Baldree and father-in-law Peter Srnovrsnik. Services were held in Ohio at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio 44095 on Thursday, March 28, 2013. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held in Lake City, Florida on May 12, 2013. The time and place of the memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online obituary and condolences can be found at www.monreal.com Arthur V. Francis, 65LABELLE — Arthur V. Francis, son of Jud and Mildred (Ward) Francis, passed into the arms o f our Lord on Sat., Mar. 30, 2013. Arthur was born Nov. 20, 1947 in Clewiston, Fla. He served in the US Army. He was a Vietman Veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart and many other awards. Arthur is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Cathy Ratliff. Arthur leaves to cherish his memory Sandy; his daughters, Ammie Blair, Freda Francis and Renee Senokossoff; grandchildren, Presley and Payce; brother, Rusty Francis; sisters, Beck y (Dick) Chastain and Judy (Gene) McClure. Funeral services will be a Bay Pines National Cemetery with a memorial service and burial at Ft. Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle, Fla. OBITUARIESDrug equipment possession or use Arrested March 28 Released March 28 se Kenji Lerone Simeton, 41Aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon Arrested March 29 Released March 30 on bond us on Robbie Glenn Mosley, 49Neglect child, w/o great bodily harm Arrested March 28 Released March 29 on bond gr on Shantala A. Page, 32Aggravated assault, w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested March 29 Released March 30 w te Tonya Tomkea Jenkins, 36Burglary, unarmed Arrested March 30 Released March 31 on bond on Steven A. Hall, 23Aggravated assault, w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested March 31 w te Nathaniel Waters, 55Driving while license suspended, habitual offender Arrested March 29 Released March 29 on bond su fe on Jessie Nieto, 25Aggravated assault, w/ deadly weapon w/o intent to kill Arrested March 30 Released March 30 on bond w te on Loren Bernard Jackson, 27Burglary, unarmed Arrested March 30 Released March 31 on bond on Mason Tyler Bryant, 20 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. In the course of the next few months, the project will begin with phase 1 of the project, which includes the demolition, demucking and infrastructure work required before the new building can be erected. One of the possible bene ts of working with a local contractor such as 2 SBW is in reaching out to the local community to recruit jobs that may become necessary as the construction phase progresses. But challenges do remain. Are there enough potential workers and local businesses that are quali ed to begin work on the project today? Perhaps not, said Mr. Walker, and that is where a community outreach got its start. Already, the contractors on the project are reaching out to the community, including holding sessions with local vendors to certify them to do business with the school district. “By me being a part of the team that was chosen, not only do you give a chance for a young construction company to grow, you leave some of your revenue here in the community,” said Mr. Walker. “Before, most of the revenue from a construction standpoint has left this community.” The sessions are also aimed at keeping the community informed on the progress of the project. Before the school district announced its plans to modernize the school, many commuPROJECTContinued  1 SEE PROJECT  14

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 H e ’ s relying on you. A nd you may need som e help. A t Hope, we support all y ou do with our c om f ortin g care coor d inatin g me d ica l nee d s, exp l ainin g o ptions an d provi d in g emotiona l g uidance for y ou and y our loved o n es. Toget h er, we can h e l p you b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Su pp or t a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or C aregiver s com pa ss i o n f or Fami l ie s 855.454.3103 or HopeHCS.orgSometimes love needs a helping hand. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62/g on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 30.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 19.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 28.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “Gas prices in March came in like a lion and are going out like a lamb,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “For the rst time in a decade gasoline prices are going to be lower at the end of March than the beginning. GasBuddy data shows that the last time this happened was in 2003 when prices fell a nickle between the start of the month and the conclusion. Essentially what we’re seeing here this month is perhaps the largest monthly decrease ever during the month of Marcha month that has almost always seen prices nishing the month substantially higher than where they entered,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOPrincipal Honor RollPahokee Elementary School celebrates all of their 2nd Trimester Principal Honor Roll students pictured here with their Principal Dr. Karen Abrams and Assistant Principal Mr. Bruce Hightower. “What Can One Little Person Do?” is the title of the African-American History Program shared by the Belle Glade Elementary School intermediate students on March 1. Grades three through ve, along with the Gifted Classes, presented songs and speeches about the important contributions made to our society by African-Americans. Major historical and artistic gures, such as Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Sojourner Truth, Lansgton Hughes, Marian Anderson, and James Weldon Johnson, were featured in poems and readings by several students. African American Spirituals and Civil Rights era songs were presented by the students in concert form. The show concluded with a mass choir presentation of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” and the rap song “Something for Me, Something for You.” The program was directed by Mrs. Carol Schmidt, BGE Music Teacher. She wishes to express appreciation to the classroom teachers, the Fine Arts teachers, and the BGE administration, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Henley, for their support of the program. Thank you to the many parents who attended the presentation in support of their child’s education. ‘What Can One Little Person Do?’ SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Pahokee recently held elections for Mayor and Commission in which two incumbents (JP Sasser as Mayor, Allie Biggs as Commissioner) ran for reelection. I have known both Biggs and Sasser for many years and can attest to their tireless service for the citizens of Pahokee. These are two exceptional public servants who have given their all for the betterment of Pahokee and its citizens. We owe them both a debt of gratitude for their service and unwavering love for Pahokee. I am happy to call them leaders, and most of all, friends. Following Election Day on March 12, both Allie and JP had to run in a runoff election on March 26. Ms. Biggs narrowly won reelection and Mr. Sasser lost to his opponent. The day JP lost as Mayor, Pahokee also lost. During Sasser’s tenure as Mayor, he built up great relationships with County, State, and Federal elected of cials. JP also traveled to visit with local and national public of cials to advocate for Pahokee. In short, JP Sasser showed other elected of ce holders that Pahokee had a sensible, coherent, and serious Mayor that would not shy away from ghting for the city’s needs. Critics of Mayor Sasser during the recent election blamed him for the “ghost town” feel of Pahokee and for not “bettering” Pahokee. To blame one man for the condition of Pahokee is obscenely unfair because one individual did not get Pahokee to where it is. At best, it seems to me that many of Pahokee’s citizens/voters are woefully ignorant of the fact that the Mayor has just one vote and one voice on the commission. All decisions made require a majority of the commission’s support and vote. At worse, our citizens are willfully uneducated to the fact that our city government is ran under the city manager form of government, where the city manager runs the daily operations of the city with guidance and direction provided by the entire commission. For any meaningful change to happen in Pahokee it requires more than just the Mayor’s support/vote. If those who voted against JP and Allie simply attended city commission meetings regularly and were truly active in the community they would realize that promises, empty rhetoric, slogans, division, rancor, and blatant ignorance are not a winning strategy for our city. Our city deserves stable, responsible, accountable, and lasting leadership, which I believe is found in Biggs and Sasser. Here are some accomplishments of the city under JP Sasser as Mayor: Pahokee received $1,266,668.00 in grants Pahokee completed 22 rehabilitations of citizen’s homes for a grand total of $719,302.34 in CDBG funds. Pahokee completed 14 demolitions of derelict citizen’s properties saving them $319,085.15. Pahokee’s building department is overseeing over $3,122,000.00 in construction projects currently underway in our city. Pahokee has balanced the City Budget every year. Pahokee has $800,000.00 in reserves Pahokee has saved over $100,000 per year paying someone else to pick up the garbage. Garbage rates have not been increased in years. Pahokee has collected $150,000 owed to the city by the GUA. Pahokee has hired 28 full time employees through Work Force Alliance Work Experience Program on a temporary basis. Pahokee hired eight as permanent employees after the program ended. The total salaries paid were $232,919.09, of which the city was reimbursed. While others would have you believe that Pahokee is in dire condition, the city has drastically improved from the near nancial collapse of the past. Under Mayor Sasser’s time in of ce Pahokee has seen a champion rally for our small community like no mayor prior. Biggs and Sasser have both represented the city with grace, fortitude, and passion. Pahokee cannot ourish if we continue to allow ignorance, rumor, gossip, misinformation, slander, and know-nothings to hijack our common sense. I submit to you that Pahokee needs real steadfast leaders who put Pahokee’s future above all else. Our dear city can ill afford to take monumental leaps forward only to back track because voters/citizens lack genuine truth of the state of the city. In the nal analysis, I and many others in the community simply want Pahokee to thrive. When we see Pahokee sliding back to insecurity due to uninformed voters and apathetic citizens, we must call attention to it. We must strive to keep Pahokee moving forward with real leaders. We lost a great public servant and champion of Pahokee in Mayor Sasser. Now Pahokee’s future is once again uncertain as we wait and see what is to become of our city under novice leadership. Hopefully elected of cials on the county, state, and federal level don’t look at Pahokee’s ouster of Mayor Sasser as proof that our city is not serious about forging a better future and community. Let us pray that with this ever derisive and divisive atmosphere that Pahokee can truly become a progressive community that citizens can be proud of again. After all, if our city holds no pride and promise in the eyes of our young people then how are we to ever build an inspiring community for them to inherit. Bountiful opportunities in employment and upward mobility are paramount to keeping our youth engaged and in town. Congrats to Ms. Biggs on her reelection and my deepest thanks to Mayor Sasser for his dedication, passion and service to the City of Pahokee. Your legacy will be your great contributions to our city. Your leadership has inspired many, including myself, to remain passionate about our community. Thank you Mayor Sasser and Commissioner Biggs for your unparalleled leadership and service to Pahokee.Sincerely, David Ruiz davidjruiz@gmail.com and 352-665-0019 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 OPEN LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF PAHOKEE WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at sunnews@newszap.com e vents ? ph otos? tip s ? s tor i es ?

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Everglades Federal Credit Union Full Time Positions Available Must have excellent communication & organizational skills, typing skills & be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a +. May apply in person or email resume to: loans@everglades fcu.com. Grader OperatorCentral County Water Control District is hiring an experienced Grader Operator with a Class B CDL, clean driving record a must, And must be able to keep written records. Job duties vary with seasons. Drug screening required before hiring. Applications are being accepted 8am to 4pm in Montura at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St., Clewiston. This is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Three Openings• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com CAREGIVERS WANTED Must have experience. Please call: 863-612-5100.Environmental Services/Janitorial Responsible for housekeeping duties. Experience with minor repairs and handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to: (863) 983-9604 or apply at: FL Community Health Center 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL e-mail: hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP 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. 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 651 SE 4th St. Renovated 2BR/1BA with extra room (could be used as 3rd bedroom). W/D hookup, very quiet neighborhood. $575mo. Call 305-487-2850. MIRA VERDE FIRST MONTH FREE!!!! A new home for your family. $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 familia. $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 CLEWISTON Condo, furnished, 2BR, 2BA, corner unit w/open view, kitchen, porch tiled & screened. Excellent condition. Parking space, community pool. Great location, adjacent to Lake (352)256-9325 CLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month short or long term 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.netCLEWISTON 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. Montura Ranch Estates 1 acre lot. Lot is developed and ready for a home. Call 863-673-6500. 3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. For Sale 1983 – 17 ft Aluminum Boat w/ trailer & 1993 – 48 Horse Evenrude w/ electric trim $1,800 Call: 863-805-8795 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000695XXYMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS, VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A. JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; 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. March 12, 2013; and entered in Case No. 262012CA000695XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA. is Plaintiff and VICTORIA MARROQUIN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JUAN GRANADOS A/K/A JUAN GRANADOS REYES, DECEASED; RICHARD GRANADOS GOMEZ, A MINOR; YESENIA GRANADOS, A MINOR; UNKNOWN TENANT NO 1; 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 THEREIN 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 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK C, BRIDLEWOOD SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1990 LIBERTY HOMES MOBILE HOME VIN #S 10L21780X/10L2178OU. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US 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 March 13, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.coni 439112 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000509XXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ENRIQUE TOLEDO A/K/A ENRIQUE E. TOLEDO; 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 March 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262012CA000509XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA. is Plaintiff and ENRIQUE TOLEDO A/K/A ENRIQUE E. TOLEDO; MERCEDES D. JUAREZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; 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, PI,. 33935 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE NORTH 40 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1155 1N MONTURA RANCH ESTATES 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 March 13, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: /s/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group PA. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegaIgropp,com 439110 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a special Board meeting Thursday, April 11th in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 439918 CN 4/4/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/19/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 Dogde 1B3ES47Y9WD641136 1995 Ford 2FALP71W5SX171423 440030 CN 4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 22-2012-CA-000084 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSO R BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. DORIS E. ALLEN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment o f Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2012CA-000084 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to National City Bank, Successor by Merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Doris E. Allen; Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc.; and Unknown Tenant(s), N/K/A Linda E. Keagle, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J., Moore Haven, FL 33471, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on 4-18-13, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, BUCKHEAD RIDGE FOURTH ADDITION, IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTE R THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTE R 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. 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, 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 Glades County, Florida, this 13th day of March, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN, CLER K Glades County, Florida BY: /S/ Tina Espinosa Deputy Cler k 439564 GCD 3/28;4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2012-CA-000077 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. RANDALL WIMBERLY. et al., Defendant(st. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 11, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2012-CA-000077 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherijn WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and RANDALL WIMBERLY; SHELLEY WIMBERLY A/K/A SHELLEY E. WIMBERLY; PORT LABELLE RANCHETTES PROPERTY OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, BLOCK 2, PORT LABELLE RANCHETTES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 104 THROUGH 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 62720 SW FRONTIER CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 18, 2013. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance wish the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation 6 participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 439578 CN 4/4,11/2013 PUBLIC NOTICEPer Florida Administrative Code 64B8-10.002 (4) This notice is to inform you, effective April 5th, 2013 the practice of Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D., P.A will cease operations and will no longer see patients at the LaBelle location. Arrangements have been made by Dr. Guadiz for you to access your current medical record. Your record may be obtained by contacting Dr. Guadiz’s former practice at 863-675-2148 where a representative will provide you with the necessary Authorization for Release for your signature if you have not already completed the form. Authorization for Release of health information can be submitted to the following address:P.O. Box 249, LaBelle, Florida 33975 Fax # 863-675-7078 Phone # 863-675-2148 439001 CB 3/28;4/4,11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-9 In Re: Estate of DAVID E. DARNELL Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAVID E. DARNELL, deceased, whose date of death was January 11, 2013, and whose social security number is XXXX-XX-9392, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTE 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is March 28, 2013. Personal Representative: Lois J. Sutton 609 Nickelbie Drive Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 438912 GCD 3/28;4/4/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Business Opportunities Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Sale Apartments Lots Sale Mobile HomeSale Boats Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice P u bli c N ot i ce Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner 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 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shhfit! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1295 2009 1134432-A0001520100 Allan V. & Lawanda Thomas The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3085, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439596 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1293 2009 1134432-A0001400000 Milton & Maria Martinez The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3084, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439591 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1281 2009 1134432-A0001180000 Jesus F. Aleman The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3651, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439452 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1280 2009 1134432-A0001160100 Louis M. Marcisse & Marie Claire Pady The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, 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 3656, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439449 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1272 2009 1134432-A0001030100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, 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 a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3660 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 First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439297 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATES FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHALL HOLD ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS OF APRIL, 2013, THROUGH MARCH, 2014, ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: APRIL 17, 2013; MAY 15, 2013; JUNE 19, 2013; JULY 17, 2013; AUGUST 21, 2013; SEPTEMBER 18, 2013; OCTOBER 16, 2013; NOVEMBER 20, 2013; DECEMBER 18, 2013; JANUARY 15, 2014; FEBRUARY 19, 2014; AND MARCH 19, 2014. ALL OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS REFERENCED ABOVE SHALL BEGIN AT 10:30 A.M. AND SHALL BE HELD AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETINGS IS TO CONDUCT NORMAL DISTRICT BUSINESS AND TO TAKE ANY AND ALL OFFICIAL ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETINGS IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 440204 CN 4/4/2013 AVISO DE TALLER/REUNION ESPECIAL DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se noti ca que la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central llevar a cabo un taller/reunin especial el mircoles, 10 de abril de 2013 a las 7 pm en la Sala de Conferencia del Condado Central, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. El propsito de esta reunin es para hablar y negociar los honorarios del Ingeniero, y cualquier otro asunto que se pueda plantear ante la Junta. REQUERIMIENTOS ESPECIALES: SI USTED REQUIERE ASISTENCIA O SERVICIOS ESPECIALES DE ACUERDO A LA LEY PARA ESTADOUNIDENSES CON DISCAPACIDADES, POR FAVOR COMUNIQUESE CON LA OFICINA DE LA SECRETARIA DEL DISTRITO AL (863)983-5797, CON CINCO (5) DIAS DE ANTICIPACION DE LA FECHA INDICADA ARRIBA. DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL 440171 CN 4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISON DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, SOLELY AS TRUSTEE A ND NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED T RUST, SERIES INABS 2006-B UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING A GREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2006 Plaintiff(s), vs. IDALIA RODRIGUEZ; et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY T O: ELIER FONTERIZ residence unknown but whose last known address is 439 E VENTURA AVENUE CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs,devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to wit: THE WEST 37 1/2 FEET OF LOT 2, A ND THE EAST 25 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 368, GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING T O THE MAP OR PLAY THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAY BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 71 THRU 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A 439-41 EAST VENT URA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440. more commonly known as 439E V ENTURA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it or Plaintiff’s attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, T ampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 28th day of March, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER HENDRY County, Florida By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. 440036 CN 4/4,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000119 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Felix Hernandez; Maria Jesus Vardez; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under, or against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim in interest as Spose, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under, or against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim in interest as Spose, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated March 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Felix Hernandez are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Barbara S. Butler, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on April 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH WEST ONE-QUATER OF THE NORTH WEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTH EAST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTH WEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 44, SOUTH, RANGE 32, EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Barbara S. Butler CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida BY: /s/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 440069 CN 4/4,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22 2009 CA 000286 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ, et al., Defendant(st. NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 15, 2013 and entered in Case No. 22 2009 ca 000286 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherijn WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and MAIRCELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 27, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 66, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16801 INWOOD ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person ilaiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 18, 2013. SANDRA H. BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tina Espinosa Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113794 SELENE-CONVTeam 4 F09113794**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance wish the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation 6 participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 439578 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000045CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. RAFAEL GARCIA, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: CARLOTA MORERA ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 693 EVERCANE ROAD, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant arid such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown name Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property towit: THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1670.25 FEET OF THE WEST 120 FEET OF THE EAST 170 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH LAND AND MOBILE HOME, 1989, HOMES OF MERIT, VIN#FLHMBWH25927862, FLA417379 WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN 319.261 FLA. STAT., SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. more commonly known as: 693 EVERCANE ROAD, CLEWISTON FL 33440 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it On the Plaintiff’s attorney, FLORIDA FORECLOSURE, ATTORNEYS, PLLC, whose address is 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication, response due by April 27, 2013, and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 20th day of March, 2013. Clerk of the Court HENDRY County, Florida By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 439372 CN 3/28;4/4/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this 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. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 439923 CN 4/4/2013 INVITATION TO RESPOND TO THE REQUEST FOR RESPONSES/BIDS BY GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR THE MANUFACTURING AND INSTALLATION OF A CULVERT REPLACEMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SEALED RESPONSES/BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT (THE “DISTRICT”) AT JOHNSON-PREWITT AND ASSOCIATES, INC., ATTN: SOMMER FOSTER, 850 WEST VENTURA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440, UNTIL 3:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013. THE SEALED RESPONSES MUST CONTAIN THE ORIGINAL COMPLETED RESPONSE DOCUMENTS AND FIVE (5) COPIES, INCLUDING ONE (1) ORIGINAL, OF THE COMPLETED RESPONSE DOCUMENTS. THE PURPOSE OF THE DISTRICT’S RECEIPT OF SEALED RESPONSES/BIDS WILL BE TO SELECT AN INDIVIDUAL/FIRM WHO IS INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED TO PERFORM THE MANUFACTURING AND INSTALLATION OF A CULVERT REPLACEMENT FOR THE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THE DISTRICT’S SPECIFICATIONS. INTERESTED RESPONDERS MAY OBTAIN A PACKET OF INFORMATION SPECIFYING DETAILS REGARDING THE RESPONSE AND SELECTION PROCESS AT JOHNSON-PREWITT AND ASSOCIATES, INC., 850 WEST VENTURA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440. ANY RESPONSE RECEIVED AFTER THE RESPONSE DEADLINE OF 3:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESPONSES DELAYED FOR ANY REASON SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED. LATE RESPONSES WILL BE RETURNED TO THE RESPONDANT UNOPENED. FAXED AND ELECTRONICALLY MAILED RESPONSES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THE DISTRICT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL RESPONSES IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. THE DISTRICT ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE IRREGULARITIES AND TECHNICALITIES AND TO READVERTISE FOR ADDITIONAL RESPONSES. THE DISTRICT INTENDS TO SELECT THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE BID. ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES RELATED TO PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF A RESPONSE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESPONDER. THE DISTRICT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR MARITAL STATUS. 439915 CN 4/4/2013 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1M01 Drainage improvements, milling and resurfacing, base work, curb and gutters, sidewalks, signing and pavement marking and utility modi cations. Manatee; Budget Estimate $190,949.00 E1M64 Landscaping on State Road 25 from State Road 540. Polk; Budget Estimate $175,000.00 E1M65 -Guardrail Repair and Replacement. Charlotte & Lee; Budget Estimate $120,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M66 -Mechanical Road and Bridge Sweeping. Highlands & Okeechobee; Budget Estimate $16,000.00 E1M67 Repair of Non-Paved Shoulders/Slopes and Sodding. Charlotte & Lee; Budget Estimate $500,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M68 -Tree Trimming and Removal, Clearing and Grubbing, and Power Shearing. Polk; Budget Estimate $200,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M69 -Miscellaneous asphalt pavement repair. Polk; Budget Estimate $240,600.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M70 -Asphalt Repair. Contractor is required to have at least three (3) years of experience in the performance of Asphalt Paving, or the Project Superintendent must have at least three (3) years of like experience as a Superintendent. A Contractor that presently has a certi cate of prequali ed with the Department in “Hot Plant Mix Bituminous Course” will suf ce to meet the above requirements. The form may be obtained from the On-Line Ordering Site. Charlotte, Glades, Lee & Hendry; Budget Estimate $690,000.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M71 -Long Line Striping. Polk; Contractor is required to have at least three (3) years of experience in the performance of Pavement Markings, or the Project Superintendent must have at least three (3) years of like experience as a Superintendent. A Contractor that presently has a certi cate of prequali ed with the Department in “Pavement Markings” will suf ce to meet the above requirements. The form may be obtained from the On-Line Ordering Site. Budget Estimate $317,761.00 Maximum Budgetary Ceiling E1M74 -Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, and Chemical Vegetation Control Using Inside Mowing Deck Application. Manatee; Budget Estimate $315,000.00 E1M76 Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, and Edging and Sweeping of Roadside and Storm Water Ponds. Charlotte; Budget Estimate $340,000.00 439315 CN/CB 3/28;4/4/2013 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 3143 2008 2024329-670000C0040 Mary Pasco Est & Mary M. Brown & Annie M. Mitchell Lots 7, 8 and 9 in Block C of SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439295 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1479 2009 1154432-A0002660000 Camilo Cejo Rodriguez and Doris Hernandez Fernandez The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2647 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 First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439448 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, 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 201 2007 1184428-A0000160000 Fred E. Ayling The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439593 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Donald N. Thompson 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 3901 2009 4104329-06021930290 Solange Michel & Manitha Michel Lot 29, Block 2193 of PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439459 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1306 2009 1134432-A0001900100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3032 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 First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439599 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1287 2009 1134432-A0001290100 Saulio Tuero The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3681, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439584 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pinot IV, 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 1250 2006 1254432A0001040000 Odalys Castro The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 1165, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439587 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439601 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, 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 2581 2007 2024329-670000C0180 Columbus Carter Lots 34 and 35, Block C, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, also described as follows: From the Southwest corner of said Block C, go East along the North border of Collier Avenue a distance of 134.5 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 34 and the point-of-beginning; thence North 113 feet; thence East 100 feet; thence South 113 feet; thence West 100 feet to the point-of-beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439597 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, 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 2326 2005 2044329-A0000030000 Gerald McArthur & Darlene D. McArthur C/O Jason McArthur All that portion of Government Lot 4, West of the extension of a line bisecting Block 9, City of LaBelle, extended North through Government Lot 4, LESS Government right-of-way in Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGERTHER WITH that certain 30’ easement described in Paragraph #6 of that certain Final Decree for Partition entered in Case #2832 in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, dated February 3, 1967 and recorded in O.R. Book 99, Page 489, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439451 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 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 1322 2009 1134432-A0002570100 Gloria M. Martinez Mendez The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5436 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 First Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 2nd day of May, 2013. Dated this 20th day of March, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 439296 CN 3/28 & 4/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays 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? 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013

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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! 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 SUBMITTED PHOTOReading ConferenceFamilies attending the 3rd Annual Parent Reading Conference held at Pahokee Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Clifford. Pictured here are some 4th and 5th grade students along with Principal Karen Abrams, Principal Derrick Hibbler, and Assistant Principal Robera W. Thompson. Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are higher here than in other states, according to a University of Florida study. It showed local food represents about 20 percent of all Florida food purchased for at-home consumption, except restaurant take-out food, said Alan Hodges, an Extension scientist with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The study was based on a statewide consumer survey. Prior estimates from other states had local food accounting for about 5 percent of all food sales, he said. “We are doing relatively better in Florida, in moving toward food self-suf ciency,” Hodges said. “I can only attribute that to the favorable year-round growing conditions we have for fruits and vegetables.” Hodges’ study is part of a larger project that involves consumer preferences about local food, said Tracy Irani, a UF professor of agricultural education and communication and development director for the Center for Public Issues Education, or the PIE Center. Irani and graduate assistant Joy Goodwin headed the portion of the project that examined consumer preferences. Irani said data suggest local food sales might be up because consumers are paying closer attention to the things they eat, due to nutrition and health coverage in the media. Increased awareness results in increased sales, she said. However, consumer participants said their purchase of local food would be likely to increase with increased advertising and marketing of local foods. “Consumers perceive that there are health, quality and economic bene ts to locally grown,” Goodwin said. “That will continue to motivate purchase behavior, all other things being equal.” Projections based on the statewide consumer survey indicate that local food sales in Florida totaled $8.3 billion in a one-year period. An estimated $6.1 billion was spent at grocery stores but only $320 million in restaurants, Hodges said. “Restaurants have huge potential there to buy locally produced meats, vegetables and other items,” Hodges said. “My suggestion is, if you want to see more local food on the menu at your favorite dining spot, ask for it.” Hodges and postdoctoral research associate Thomas Stevens headed the economic study. They mailed surveys to 7,500 Florida households, receiving about 1,600 responses. The researchers took survey results and used regional economic analysis computer software to make projections about local food sales statewide. The survey was mailed in mid-2012 and asked respondents about the previous year’s purchases. Some highlights of the results: Two-thirds of respondents said someone in the household bought local food at least once in the previous year. Among all Florida households, 62 percent bought local foods at farmers’ markets, 53 percent from retail supermarkets, 28 percent from restaurants, and 5 percent from community-supported agriculture or other direct transactions. The average spent on local food was $1,114 per household. That number was higher in Central and North Central Florida, compared with South Florida or the Panhandle. Almost three-fourths of the total estimated revenue — $6.1 billion –was spent on local food at retail grocery stores. Consumers also spent $1.8 billion at farmers’ markets, roadside stands and U-pick farms. Restaurants and other food-service establishments accounted for $320 million, and other prearranged farm-to-consumer sales totaled $103 million. Because there is no accepted de nition of what constitutes “local” food, Hodges’ survey allowed respondents to de ne the term – and most often de ned it as food produced within 100 miles of the consumer, he said. The study is available on Hodges’ website, at http://tinyurl.com/cg8v3lc. The larger project investigates ways of connecting farmers and consumers. It’s supported by a specialty crops block grant obtained by the UF/IFAS PIE Center. Information about the larger project is available at http://piecenter.com/localfood. The grant was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the study also received support from Alachua County and UF’s of ces of sustainability. Local Food Makes Up 20 Percent of Florida’s Eat-at-home Market nity members took to school board meetings to voice their concerns with the former antiquated facility, and to urge the district to build a new school. Rosenwald Elementary is operating out of Pioneer Park Elementary until the construction project is nished. Mr. Walker said his small company is grateful for the opportunity to work on the project. The announcement of his company’s involvement in the project is perhaps the most visible demonstration of the desire to involve more local people from the economically depressed region. “It’s been a great partnership with Suffolk,” said Mr. Walker “It’s been a humbling experience from our small contractor situation, but it has also been a great growth spurt for us because we’ve been able to learn how prime contractors do business.” So maybe he won’t admit to keeping any particularly strict teacher in mind as he prepares to help in the demolition, but he does not hide the fact that he is excited. He pauses, “it’s kind of a dream come true.” PROJECTContinued  6

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GRAND OPENING! MARCH 27863-674-1220 220 South Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL NOW OPEN! CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration Spring Savings 15 Point Tune-up Only $6499 SINCE 1975 Hot Deals to keep You Cool !! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 4, 2013 Post-Easter ThoughtsBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ First United Methodist ChurchSomeone once told me that she didn’t need to participate in Church services that often because she didn’t “feel that sinful.” Her comment was a re ection of her understanding of the place of worship. Apparently, she viewed it as a kind of “spiritual penicillin” and missed out on the idea of worship as giving thanks or simply adoring God for what He has done. Participation in Church services is not something to do when you are feeling low and in need of a “ x” to carry you to the next low moment. I wondered about that kind of view and what it says about inner feelings of our natures. Is it in fact a view that we humans are really sinful, evil people and should engage in the struggle to overcome our humanness; or are we people who have been created in perfection and do human things to tarnish our image? As I read the story of creation in Genesis (Chapter 1), I note that God created all kinds of things…and God saw that it was good (v.25). When it came to creating people, God blessed them (v. 28) and then God saw all that He had made, and it was very (sic) good (v. 31). Well, the book goes on and the people mess up! (see Chapter 3). Did they ruin their goodness and have it somehow revoked? Or did they tarnish their image but not really undo what God had done when He said “It’s good stuff!” The thought that “I am a bad person” does not compute with what God made or did, nor the reason for His sending a Son. John 3:16 and 3:17 sum this up nicely. God loved the world. It isn’t in perfection that salvation rests; but in faith; “whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life (v.16).” “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world…” Of course not! What God made, He declared to be good; very good. As one of my acquaintances put it, “God don’t make no junk!” (Grammatically not perfect but very much to the point sentiment-wise!) People that are fearful because of their human imperfections/ weaknesses/sins/bad habits have some work to do, but they’ve missed the point. Evil lurks, people succumb, but that’s not the reason for missing the fact that we’re good stuff from the beginning. The idea that “God’ll getcha” denies His making good things and the reason for His son to have come. We are not here to mess ourselves up, but rather to grow and build on the good foundations that are ours by what God has made and intends. Perfection will come in the next life; fear about it in this life is misplaced. John’s rst Epistle speaks of what comes from the world, but it is in our love for God and one another, and God’s love for us, that we will nd our wholeness. The epistle points out that God’s Son made an atoning sacri ce for our sins, not that we loved God, but that He loved us (4:10). Why is there fear about salvation? It rests in our imperfect understanding of God’s love for us. John points out that “there is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear (4:18); fear has to do with punishment. The nature of God is to forgive. We may punish ourselves, but it is our imperfect understanding of God’s perfect love that gives rise to the fear that somehow we may not be good enough. One of my mentors cited the story of a minister visiting a member of his congregation and as he started to open the gate saw a large dog in the yard. “Will the dog bite,” he asked his member. “Only if you’re afraid of him,” came the reply. That’s it! We only get bitten when we’re afraid. Perfect love casts out fear. It’s our own doubts that give rise to fear. That comes from not accepting the gifts we’ve been given. Our love may not be perfect, but God’s love covers it all. No need for “spiritual penicillin” after all! Religion Columns Rev. Sam Thomas

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The 2013 Spring Muck Olympics was held from March 25 to March 28. The event was run entirely by volunteers. The rst Muck Olympics was developed by Jason Laramore of Revolutionized Fitness in 2011 serving 200 children. This year, approximately 250 children participated, 72 of which received medals. The Muck Olympics is a free, week-long sports and activity camp targeted to at-risk and underprivileged youth, grades 3 to 8 in our community. Weekly activities stressed the importance of academics and healthy lifestyle choices. Activities were held in both Pahokee and Belle Glade, with the nal awards ceremony on Thursday March 28 at Glades Central High School. Organizers would like to thank the following sponsors: Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network, Sysco, City of South Bay, St. Johns First Ministries, Kappa Alpha Psi, Milton Carpenter Insurance, 35th Street Church of God in Riviera Bch, and the Youth Recreation Association for their generous donations. Also thank you to all the volunteers, parents, and community members who came out to support the children to include the Palm Beach Community College students from the School of Paramedics, and the Glades Central Raiders Football Team. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 4, 2013 VPK Registration for our Voluntary Pre-Kindergartern Program for School Year 2013-14 will begin April 3 to 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. Upcoming Events Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29: Spring Break April 1: Teacher Work Day No School April 3: FCAT Parent Night and SAC April 15 and 16: FCAT Reading April 17 and 18: FCAT Math and FCAT Science April 22 to 26: 5th Grade Math CBTGlade View ElementaryFighting Muscular Disease One Shamrock at a Time Glade View Elementary had an ongoing contest between each grade level. Every morning they announced how much had been raised by grade. At lunch with each shamrock purchased students received a Wendy's Free Frosty coupon and a freeze pop! The shamrock's were hung by grade level in the cafeteria for all to see! Glade View has raised over $1,000 to send at least one student to MDA summer camp. SCHOOLContinued  3 2013 Spring Muck Olympics SUBMITTED PHOTO will be traveling the festival grounds. One interesting addition that was requested by the community is a green market. Because the festival celebrates the end of harvest, local farmers will be providing freshly grown vegetables for sale. Look for area favorites like corn, celery, radishes, lettuce, and locally grown rice. The entertainment this year will feature the young faces of country music,' with musical acts Amber Leigh, a duo called Blackjack Billy and headline entertainer Chris Janson. The musical acts are set to perform in the free concert starting at 5 p.m., with the headline act taking the stage at 8 p.m. Rounding out the events will be: a 5K Walk/ Run on Torry Island at 7 a.m., parade down Main Street at 10 a.m., and the Black Gold Green Market at 11 a.m. Other activities during the main festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., include a volleyball tournament, scavenger hunt and car show. Continuous music will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once again, the festival is made possible through the efforts of the Black Gold Jubilee Committee, the city of Belle Glade, and the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce. "I truly believe it's going to be a good festival," said Ms. Bunting. "I believe the weather will be better." For more information be sure to follow the Black Gold Jubilee on Facebook, which provides daily updates on the festival, or contact the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745. BLACK GOLDContinued  1