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The sun
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Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Belle Glade Fla
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United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 2013 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $229 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Only state title & license fees due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & $0 capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C120. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $2150 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 08/31/13 T A V. N. ArrestsSee Inside Arrests Cause for Dead Memorial Garden in Commissioner’s Park Hotly DebatedBY AMANDA RAMOS-GUY Special to e SunPahokee residents demand answers as to how the memorial garden in Commissioner’s Park came to be sprayed. The project began when a group of residents decided the park had been neglected and needed to be cleaned up, new playground equipment installed, and landscaped. The rst of the plants were placed around the of cers memorial and the project expanded from there. The memorial garden was built to honor the fallen of cers -Melvin Stephens, Jonathan Wallace, and Donta Manuel -and celebrate their service to the community. Flowers, plants, mulch, and other necessities were all donated by Pahokee residents. The group of ve worked met one Saturday each month for an extended period to clean the park and plant the owers Was Fallen Of cers Garden the Target of Vandalism? BY MELISSA BELTZ e Clewiston NewsSome travelled only a few miles, others travelled more than 2,000, but distance was relative to the majority of Belle Glade High School’s graduating class of 1964, who celebrated their 50th high school reunion on Saturday, August 10 at Sonny’s BBQ in Clewiston. Organized by Dale Spikes, Maria Busbee, Sharon Lennon, Franklin Shutts and Cecilia Sullivan -all 1964 graduates of former Belle Glade High School -the reunion was a time for former classmates to reminisce, reconnect and relive old memories from the “glory days.” It took the organizing group more than three years to track down most of their classmates, though having had numerous reunions before the big 5-0 helped the search somewhat. Maria Busbee, part of the organizing committee, attributed the group’s success at nding classmates to hard work and a lot of help, especially from modern conveniences, like email. However, even after three years of searching, Busbee admitted that the group was unable to locate all of their classmates. Of the 96 original classmates, 28 came for the reunion on Saturday. Add in their spouses and even a few moms and dads, and the back room of Sonny’s BBQ became alive with raconteurs, chatter and the Belle Glade High Grads Celebrate 50 YearsFormer classmates reunited for 50th high school reunion A 34-year-old Belle Glade man landed behind bars after a man said he was sexually molested by him. When confronted with the information, Leroy B. Akins told investigators he was not guilty but was taken to jail in the face of the man’s accusations. The incident happened earlier this month, August 2. Law enforcement of cials arrived at a home in Belle Glade at approximately 6 p.m. that day in reference to a sexual battery that had just taken place. According to the police report of the incident, the20-year-old victim was alleging that his mother’s boyfriend, Akins, had sexually molested him in his bedroom. In a videotaped interview, the young man told police he was accosted after stepping inside his mother’s bedroom to retrieve something. His Man Arrested in Sexual Battery of 20 y.o. ManSee Vandalism — Page 13 See Reunion — Page 18See Arrest — Page 13 PHOTO / LISA ADAMSA dead rose bush appears as though it was purposely targeted between two healthy bushes donated by Pahokee’s mayor.

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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! Hendry County School BoardAnnounces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under theNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMSAny interested person may review a copy of the policy by contactingDarrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975, or call (863) 674-4113Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contain s complete income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, housethe school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674-4108. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service membe r’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; • Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy DARRELL HARRIS will review applications and determine eligibilGordon Swaggerty, 475 East Osceola Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Telephone # (863) 674-4620Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALSEffective from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 To determine annual income: • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: “In accordance with Federal Law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is pro2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 Crossword Puzzle

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Lake Shore Middle SchoolImportant Dates Pre-School Registration Dates/Times: August 16, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sixth Grade New Student Orientation/Class Schedule Pickup: August 16, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Seventh and Eighth Grade Class Schedule Pickup: August 16: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for seventh grade; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for eighth grade. First Day of School: August 19 Open House: September 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Excel Charter SchoolBelle Glade Excel Charter School is pleased to announce they are now taking enrollment applications. The school is presented by the operators of Peppi Head Start Child Development Center in Belle Glade, a gold seal Head Start Program open for more than 30 years. For more information, contact Peppi Head Start at 561.303.8507Pahokee Elementary SchoolMeet the Teacher 2013 Pahokee Elementary School invites all parents to join us on Friday, August 16 for our Annual Meet the Teacher event. Parents and guardians are welcome to come and meet their child’s teacher between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. This is also an opportunity for you to register in our Volunteer In Public Schools system and purchase your child’s $5 eld trip t-shirt. SAC Meeting Our rst School Advisory Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28, beginning at 6 p.m. in the media center. Our School Advisory Council is the instructional decision making body of the school. All parents, volunteers, community members and business partners are encouraged to attend. Please plan to attend and if you have any questions, please call 561.924.9700. Registration Pahokee Elementary School will continue back-to-school registration daily in the main ofce from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All parents of new students to Pahokee Elementary will need the child’s physical and shot record, two proofs of residency (a utility bill, lease, bank statement) and child’s birth certi cate. If you have any questions, you are encouraged to call 561.924.9700 and speak with Mr. Harper, data processor, for more information. Rosenwald Elementary SchoolRosenwald Elementary School will be holding classes on the campus of Pioneer Park Elementary for the 2013/2014 school year. Parents are encouraged to register their students through August 16. The following documents are needed for registration: two proofs of residency in the name of parent/guardian. New students to the district and new kindergartners must also provide proof of a physical exam, immunizations and birth certi cate. You are expected to bring all required documentation when completing a registration form. Incomplete registration packets will not be accepted. Parents/guardians will be encouraged to complete online lunch forms at the time of registration. The school supply lists can be picked up at Rosenwald Elementary School. Copies have also been faxed over to Walmart, Of ce Depot and Staples. Rosenwald’s School Advisory Council or SAC voted to maintain a uniform dress code. Tops are solid-color, polo-style shirts in orange, green, white, khaki or navy blue. Bottoms can be pants, knee-length shorts, skirts, skorts, dresses or jumpers in khaki, navy blue, green and black. If you have any questions about registration, school uniforms, or school supplies, please contact the school at 561.993.8902. Rosenwald’s Meet and Greet for parents/ guardians will be held on Friday, August 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students’ rst day of school is Monday, August 19. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 SCHOOL BRIEFS For generations, families have been visiting National Parks to experience the best that America has to offer. But recently, budget cuts have taken their toll on National Park Service sites nationwide. Visitors to the 401 National Park sites across the country support more than a quarter-million jobs and over $30 billion in annual spending -a huge impact on local communities. The recent budget cuts affect both visitors and local businesses that rely on these visitors to support local economies. Some of the damaging effects these budget cuts are having on National Parks include major staf ng shortages, the cancellation of special events, the closure of hiking trails and campgrounds, and a reduction in the monitoring of endangered species, which puts protected wildlife at risk. To preserve our national parks and communities as we know them, the National Parks Conservation Association says Congress needs to invest in our national parks so they are protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy. Interested citizens can contact their Senators and Representatives at (202) 224-3121 to urge them to restore funding to the National Park Service budget and can visit www.npca. National Parks Face Severe Cuts: How to Help “Congress needs to invest in our national parks.”— National Parks Conservation Association

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Fish CrowBY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry Glades AudubonFish Crows are found across much of the eastern United States, from Massachusetts to south Florida and along the Gulf Coast to southern Texas. Resident and migratory Fish Crows are common in Florida’s coastal areas and many inland cities. These hefty, wellproportioned birds have heavy bills, sturdy legs and broad wings. Adults have glossy black feathers and are slightly smaller than an American Crow. Immature birds are not as glossy and their rst-year feathers can become brownish from wear. The oldest recorded Fish Crow lived to be 14 years and six months old. The Fish Crow’s most common call is a short nasal caw that sounds like someone saying “uh-uh”. When they are on the ground, the often call and puff out their necks and body feathers, forming a ragged ruff on their throat. These Crows make a shorter, higher-pitched call when they are in large groups, perched or while in ight. These birds are often found sharing the same habitat as American Crows near water in towns, parks or docks. In addition to waterfront habitats, they are often seen foraging on agricultural elds, golf courses, land lls and wooded areas. They eat almost anything they can nd. These small crows often eat invertebrates, carrion, bird eggs, berries, fruit and seeds. They are opportunistic birds who will often rob eggs from the nests of wading birds and songbirds, dig up turtle eggs or steal food from Crows, Gulls, Ibis and Ospreys. Their surplus food is often hidden in grass, Spanish moss or crevices for later use. Nesting adults will use these caches when feeding their young. Fish Crows are very social birds and form ocks of several hundred or more during the winter or migration. These Crows will join together or team up with American Crows to mob predators, including hawks, raccoons, owls and even humans. Their nests are often built in evergreens, palms, mangroves or other trees. They will nest in Heron colonies, but pairs of these crows will not normally nest within 100 yards of each other. The mated pair is secret and silent during nest-building and incubation. The female gathers the nesting materials and builds the nest without her mate’s help. The bulky nest of sticks, usually built six feet or less above the ground, is about 19 inches across when completed. The cup, which is about ve inches across, is lled with soil, brous bark, Spanish moss, pine needles, hair, grass and other materials. Egg laying usually occurs in April or May. Four to ve bluish or grayish-green eggs marked with brown or gray spots are incubated for 16 to 18 days. The young, who are born helpless, edge at about 21 days of age. Watch for Fish Crow around Lake Okeechobee and inland rivers and creeks. For information about the free escorted driving trips to STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5) on August 17 or September 21, visit www. hendrygladesaudubon.org or call 863.674.0695. Reservations are required for these escorted driving trips. PHOTO/ KENNETH COLE SCHNEIDERPictured above is the Fish Crow. “Watch for Fish Crow around Lake Okeechobee and inland rivers and creeks.”— Margaret England Meet Mama and her pups! Mama is an American Pit bull. She and her puppies were abandoned on CR 720 near Clewiston last week. Mama and her puppies are energetic and lovable and they need a good home. If you are interested in adopting Mama or her puppies -or all three! -please contact Clewiston Animal Control at 863.983.1474 or stop in at their facility located at 1320 S. Olympia Street in Clewiston. Animal of the Week PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZ

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON USE OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS COLLECTED ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida (BOCC), at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering a change in the use of non-ad valorem special assessments collected on residential properties located within the West Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. Currently, an assessment in the amount of $100 per dwelling unit is levied on residential properties within the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU. In 2011, the assessment was raised from $75 to $100 to pay for completion and operation of the recreation complex under development on Forrey Drive. e BOCC is considering changing the use of the assessment revenues to contribute not only to the completion and operation of the recreation complex but also to the costs associated with the design and construction of an 18hole golf course adjacent to the recreation complex. e assessment amount would not change; only the use of the revenues collected from the assessment. e assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and will be collected annually until the BOCC discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of increased non-ad valorem special assessments on residential properties located within the East Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessments is for expanded recreational programming, capital improvements, required maintenance, and payment of debt owed by the East Hendry County Recreational MSBU to the County general fund. e amount of the assessment within the Central County Water Control District is proposed to increase from $20 per dwelling unit to $40 per dwelling unit per year, and the assessment on each dwelling unit in the remainder of the eastern portion of the unincorporated County is proposed to increase from $50 per dwelling unit to $100 per dwelling unit per year. e proposed assessments will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessments will be collected annually until the County Commission discontinues them. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magni ed. Unfortunately, underage drinking and driving is all too prevalent. Nearly a quarter of American high school students said that in the past 30 days, they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol, according to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. While parents can play an active role in helping prevent their kids from dangerous behaviors like drunk driving, they can't be everywhere at once. Luckily, new technologies are making it easier for communities to stop this life-threatening problem in its tracks while kids are out of the house. For example, barZapp, an ID veri cation mobile app, allows users to use their smartphone to quickly verify the authenticity of an ID card, making it easier for bars and restaurants to protect their patrons. Users aim a smartphone at the barcode on a driver's license to instantly read and verify the encoded information and display the results -including the bearer's name, date of birth, height, weight, eye color, hair color, gender, issue date, expiration date, issuing jurisdiction and ID number. "When lives are at stake, a bartender or server should not have to rely solely on a hunch," says Dr. Nelson Ludlow, the CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, the technology company behind the barZapp app. "It's a low-cost solution for establishments to deter underage drinking, so you can expect to see more and more venues adopting this technology." More information about this potentially lifesaving technology can be found at www.icmobil. com. So what can parents do to protect their kids from themselves? Being involved in your kids' lives is crucial. Here are some ways to become more vigilant: Ask questions: When kids are heading out the door to meet with friends, be sure to ask plenty of questions. Where are you going? Who will be there? When will you be home? Set a curfew: Even on weekends, a curfew is important. Parents can rest easy when they know they can expect kids to return home at a certain time. Meet friends: Get to know your children's friends and their parents. Encourage them to spend time with friends who are responsible and mature. Plan activities: Binge drinking and boredom go hand in hand. Provide alternative sources of fun for your kids so they won't turn to drinking for lack of anything better to do. It's no secret that teenagers are prone to make bad decisions. But parents can play in uential roles in helping kids make smarter choices. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Best Vision Exam is the answer to your eye health and your wallet. Call us today for details on back to school specials 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 A con rmed case of Naegleria fowleri has been reported in Glades County. Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba") is a microscopic single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater, such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Infections usually occur when it is hot for prolonged periods of time, which results in higher water temperatures and lower water levels. The peak season for this amoeba is July, August and September. Naegleria fowleri infections are rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28 infections were reported in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012. The infections occurred from exposure to contaminated recreational water. Naegleria fowleri infections cannot be caused by drinking contaminated water and the amoeba is not found in salt water. Initial symptoms of PAM usually start within one to seven days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures and hallucinations. After the start of symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. Naegleria fowleri is found in many warm freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers in the United States, but mostly in southern-tier states. The low number of infections makes it dif cult to know why a few people have been infected compared to the millions of other people that used the same or similar waters across the U.S. The only way to prevent a Naegleria fowleri infection is not to participate in freshwater-related activities. However, following these tips can help prevent infection: Limit the amount of water that enters the nose by holding it shut, using nose clips, or not going under water when taking part in warm freshwater-related activities. Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low water levels. Avoid digging in or stirring up the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas. For more information about Naegleria fowleri, please visit the CDC website: http://www.cdc. gov/parasites/naegleria/ Con rmed Case of Naegleria FowleriRisks of Swimming in Freshwater Lakes, Ponds and Canals How to Protect Your Kids from Underage Drinking and Driving COURTESY PHOTONew technologies are helping businesses verify the authenticity of IDs.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem assessment on vacant residential lots within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $24 per vacant lot to $36 per vacant lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the lot connects to the water system. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR PORT LABELLE STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 1 MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem special assessment on properties located within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting District No. 1 Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the increased non-ad valorem assessment is for maintenance and operation of street lighting within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting District No. 1 MSBU. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $35 per lot to $60 per lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the County Commission discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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2013 Miami Dolphins Nonpro t DayJoin the Miami Dolphins and Glades Initiative at Sun Life Stadium for Nonpro t Day. Tickets may be purchased at: http://goo.gl/HMCuLJ. Don't forget to enter the special promo code: Glades. The game is scheduled for Sunday, October 20 at 1 p.m. Proceeds from each ticket sold will bene t Glades Initiative. For more information or to purchase 10 or more tickets, please contact Robert Horvitz at 305.943.1523 or e-mail him at rhorvitz@Dolphins.com.Free Back to School Rally at God's Stone TabernacleGod's Stone Tabernacle Ministries is hosting a free back-to-school rally geared towards children from third grade to 12th grade. Speakers at the rally will talk about FCAT preparation and what it takes to get job training and career education. Discussion will center around things that hinder the career of a young person. School supplies will also be given away while they last. Food and Fun! All FREE. The event will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1540 NW Avenue L, in Belle Glade. For more information and for transportation, please call 561.880.7656, 561.985.3504, or 561.985.3510.NewKita Group's 4th Annual Walk for Change Walk for Change is a free public event that celebrates individuals, businesses and organizations who are working towards a better wellbeing in their community. Walk for Change will kick off with a 1.5 mile relay walk, allowing students, parents, family and friends to pass the torch from education, health and tness, economic development, job creation, crime prevention and bringing communities together. The relay will end at the future Home of the Glades Multi-Use Community Center with event festivities and entertainment. The event will be held Saturday, September 7 next to Glades Central High School (2000 S. Main Street, Belle Glade). To register for the walk, please visit: http:// newkitagroup.org/wfc_registration.html To sponsor a child for $25, please visit: http:// newkitagroup.org/sponsor_a_child.html To volunteer, please visit: http://newkitagroup. org/uploads/Basic_Volunteer_Application.pdf To become a sponsor, please e-mail jmcclorin@newkitagroup.org2013 Back To School Gospel ExplosionDeacon Kelvin Johnson sends greetings on behalf of the pastor and The Inspirational Church of God church family. They will be celebrating their Annual Back to School Gospel Explosion on August 17 at 7 p.m. at The Inspirational Church of God. This event will consist of singers, poets, rappers, dancers and more. They will also be giving out back to school supplies to all the youth in attendance. The address for this event is 165 SW 6th Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493.Free Foreclosure Prevention WorkshopDEBTHELPER a HUD Housing Counseling Agency will be hosting a foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clewiston Youth Center, located at 110 W. Osceola Ave, Clewiston FL 33440. Housing Counselors, Fannie Mae and Legal Aid will be present for free consultation. For more information, call 863.301.3180 or 1.800.920.2262. (Se habla espanol.) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 SUN SPOTS New technologies are now enabling homeowners to automate lights, entertainment and security systems, thermostats, door locks and more. Experts say that coordinating these control systems can save homeowners time and money, and increase the value of their home. Gone are the days when home automation was a futuristic concept from science ction or an out-of-reach luxury, as new innovations are making such technologies more affordable and easier to use. "While many automation products available today are stand-alone devices, offering control for only one component of your house, such as your thermostat or music, it's possible to bring all of those various smart home features together under one system," says Martin Plaehn, CEO for Control4, a market leader in home automation. "And doing so can make your life easier." If a homeowner is not entirely sure that modernizing his home in this way is right for him, there are many things to consider, ranging from security to budget to comfort to increasing the value of the home. Stay safe: An automation system can deliver peace of mind. When leaving for vacation, homeowners can schedule their lights to rotate while they are away. Homeowners can even use their mobile device to check the security system and lock the front door from wherever they are in the world. Stay on budget: It may be hard to imagine a high-tech home, but exible systems allow homeowners to start small, controlling just one room, then expand throughout the home. Over time, the system can grow, adding more devices and functionality to meet the homeowners changing lifestyle needs and budget. Invest: While there are up-front costs to modernizing a home, homeowners may recover some of their initial investment if they are looking to sell anytime in the future. Such an upgrade can potentially drive up the home's value and will de nitely set it apart from others on the market. Go green: By scheduling everything -from lighting control to thermostat management -homeowners can stop wasting energy at home and save kilowatts and dollars. They can even program their shades to be drawn at a certain time of day to keep the house cooler. An installer can consult with homeowners to offer more ideas for how to make their home more energy ef cient. Reduce clutter: With one remote, homeowners can turn on their television, draw the shades, dim the lights and control the temperature of the room, making space on the coffee table for more snacks! Ease of use: Many home automation systems operate from a device homeowners are already familiar with, such as a smartphone, tablet or computer. Envious of the Jetsons? While robot maids may still be a futuristic fantasy, new technologies available today can help homeowners live a more comfortable lifestyle. New Home Technologies Can Save Your Family Time and Money COURTESY PHOTO

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Wood staining is crucial for protecting siding, outdoor furniture, play sets and decks from damage and deterioration. Before beginning any staining project, make sure the wood surface has been properly prepared. Pick a day to work that is between 50 and 90 degrees and when cold or wet weather is not expected within 48 hours. Remember: staining projects can be labor intensive, particularly when working on a large surface. To reduce project time, team up with a friend. Have one person use a roller to apply a layer of stain, while the other person uses a brush to go over it. This speeds up the staining process by an estimated 32 percent, according to Flood Wood Care. To avoid bending over in a way that is stressful to back and knees, attach a pole to the brush. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle and Clewiston to better serve the south lake area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 905 West Ventura Ave € Clewiston(Sharing of“ce space with Dr. Nelson) Orthopedic Services Only Starting June 13Call us for your next appointment at 1-877-675-5810 David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Visit our website at: www.jointteam.com Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/jointteam 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThere’s a legend about a king who decided to set a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard. Four nalists were brought forward. The rst person was a wealthy philanthropist. The people were told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor. The second person was a celebrated physician. They were told the doctor was highly deserving of the honor because he had rendered faithful and dedicated service to the sick for many years. The third person was a distinguished judge. They were told that the judge was worthy because he was noted for his wisdom, fairness and brilliant decisions. The fourth person was an elderly woman. She hardly looked the part of someone who would be honored as the greatest subject in the kingdom. People were intrigued and somewhat puzzled when the king chose to honor her as the greatest and asked who she was. The answer came: “You see the philanthropist, the doctor and the judge? Well, she was their teacher!” The profession of teaching dates back to the third millennium B.C., and school texts dating from 2500 B.C. have been unearthed that included such topics as botany, geology and mathematics. Classes were held from sunrise to sunset and the discipline in these schools was extremely strict. The early Hebrews were given a strict injunction to teach their children at home, which was a logical development for nomadic people. As times became more settled, prophets followed the parents as teachers, gathering around themselves small groups of disciples whom they instructed. It wasn’t until the Jews returned from Exile that organized schools appeared. These schools were the synagogue schools, which replaced the Temple as a place for instruction in things holy (which for the Jews were the only things worth knowing in life). Synagogues became common throughout Palestine and were used even after the rebuilding of the Temple. Students learned Deuteronomy, Psalm and Proverbs, and memorized other parts of the writings, as well. By New Testament times, parents were required to enroll their children in school at the age of six or seven. The Torah was the basic text on the elementary level and children learned their lessons by the process of constant repetition. In addition to Torah, they received instructions in reading, writing and arithmetic. For young people of ability, and for those who could be spared from the household, there were higher level schools. The teacher, who was always male, sat on a raised platform with his students sitting on the ground around him in a semi-circle. In Talmudic times, the student to teacher ratio was no more than 25 to one. Teachers in the elementary schools were paid by the parents of the pupils, while teachers of the higher level students were unpaid and had to earn their livings at a second vocation. Teachers were exempt from paying taxes and could discipline their students in any way they chose. One favorite method was the use of a strap of reeds on inattentive students! Imagine trying to get away with that today! Also, we shouldn’t forget the great respect in which the teacher was held. The word “teacher” was frequently used as a term of respect and was found coupled with “lord” and “king.” In Ephesians 4:11, teachers are listed among those who have received divine gifts and were given equal standing to leaders in the church and community. Teachers, we still thank God for you and honor you for all you do and are! Religion ColumnIn Honor of Teachers COURTESY PHOTO Use These Tips to Make Wood Staining Simpler

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BY HENDRY TOBACCO-FREE PARTNERSHIPIn order to truly reduce youth tobacco use, there must be a change in the way communities think about tobacco and tobacco companies in homes, schools, work sites, parks and public places. This shift in social norms is possible because of current policies that make tobacco less desirable, less acceptable and less accessible. Each county in Florida is working towards passing resolutions that will restrict the sale of avored tobacco products not already covered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A Few Facts Flavored tobacco appeals to kids. Candy and fruit avors mask the bad taste of tobacco, making it easier for kids to start using these products. Once they start using one tobacco product, they are more likely to experiment with others. Young people are much more likely to use candy and fruit avored tobacco products than adults and tobacco industry documents show that companies have designed these products with kids in mind. In Hendry County, one in six youth between the ages of 11 and 17 have tried avored tobacco. In Glades County, one in eight youth between the ages of 11 and 17 have tried avored tobacco. Flavored tobacco is just as addictive. Scientists have found that many kids think avored tobacco products are safer and less addictive than regular tobacco products. This is not true. All tobacco products contain nicotine, one of several addictive chemicals in tobacco products that makes it so hard to quit. Most avored tobacco products, like smokeless tobacco, cigars, cigarillos and dip, can be purchased at local convenient stores. These kinds of avors make tobacco products especially appealing to kids and can lead to a lifetime of tobacco addiction. Flavored tobacco has the same harmful health effects. Flavored cigars and pipes are not less dangerous than regular tobacco products. Smoking any kind of tobacco product increases one's risk of developing serious health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema. Smokeless tobacco products, like snuff and chewing tobacco, have also been shown to cause gum disease and cancers of the mouth. The FDA is encouraging parents to understand the serious risks associated with avored tobacco products. Begin with the end in mind: advocating for policy change is an ongoing process. With each step, communities are getting closer to protecting future generations of youth from manipulative tactics and new products engineered by tobacco companies. Local resolutions urging tobacco retailers to restrict the sale and marketing of avored tobacco products are a step towards broader progress. Hendry and Glades are among the few counties in the state to have successfully passed avored tobacco resolutions in all jurisdictions. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service and Reboot Charity will hold an Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, August 24. Residents are encouraged to gather their old electronics and donate them for recycling. Currently, less than 15 percent of old electronics are recycled or repurposed, while the rest ends up in land lls, making electronic waste one of the fastest growing environmental problems. Reboot Charity encourages the proper recycling of electronic equipment, including cell phones, computers and of ce equipment, by accepting donations and then overseeing their recycling and/or resale and redistribution. Proceeds from this program are used to support the work of volunteer educators who have suffered nancial setbacks from loss of employment, homelessness, severe health issues or disabilities, and to assist them in regaining employment. The Electronics Recycling Event will be held at the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service, 559 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Reboot Charity Account Manager Wil Reyes at 561.800.3968 or wil@rebootcharity.org. Recycling EventCooperative Extension and Reboot Charity to Host Electronics Recycling Event Flavored Tobacco Products: What Parents and Community Leaders Need To Know COURTESY PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013Arrested: August 7 Released: Not yet available Multiple charges, fraudimperson false id given to leo ab im le Jesse Advrel Dortch, 30Arrested: August 11 Released: Not yet available Aggrav battery person uses a deadly weapon ab us Sarah K. Banks, 59Arrested: August 8 Released: August 12 Aggrav battery person uses a deadly weapon us Clarence Coney, 57Arrested: August 11 Released: Not yet available Aggrav asslt weapon w deadly weapon without intent to kill JAd ab w in Benjamin Reese, 36Arrested: August 9 Released: August 9 Multiple charges, cocaine-possess with intent to sell mfg deliv etc schedule ii ca se Santiago Gallegos, 31Arrested: August 8 Released: August 11 Multiple charges, larc petit theft 2nd degree 1st offense Re-Arrested: August 12 Released: Not yet available Aggrav asslt weapon w deadly weapon without intent to kill Brenda J. Hill, 53 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilt y, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Arrested: August 8 Released: August 9 Fraud engage in public aid fraud 200 dols or more Hi ll 53 ai Veronica Lakeshia Buckner, 38Arrested: August 12 Released: August 13 Multiple charges, burgl unoccupied conveyance unarmed un Euarande V. Young, 34Arrested: August 12 Released: Not yet available Larc grand theft of $4700 Cl ab $4 Shaquille Burroughs, 20Arrested: August 7 Released: August 8 Multiple charges, larc grand theft of $4700 V i L k gr Laquanette L. Wiley-Hall, 32Arrested: August 11 Released: Not yet available Multiple charges, burgl unoccupied dwelling unarmed S t i ab ar Curthevious Jontae Davis, 20 Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach CountyNeeds your help locating Arthur Cobb, 25, of Belle Glade. He may also go by the name “Sugar Man.” Arthur Cobb is wanted on a warrant in connection with charges of violation of probation, burglary of an occupied dwelling; violation of probation, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon; and failure to appear, driving while license suspended, cancelled, or revoked. Arthur Cobb is 5’8” and approximately 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and multiple tattoos. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-“TIPS” (8477). Gunplay endangers infant, police sayA man who became the unwitting victim of a shooting was able to tell investigators who may have been behind the dangerous gunplay that played out, among others, in front of an infant. Joe Donaldson, 52, of Belle Glade, is lucky to have survived the gunshot injuries he sustained on August 1 in the area of Southwest Sixth Avenue in Belle Glade. When law enforcement of cials arrived to assist, Donaldson told them what had occurred. At approximately 3:15 p.m., Donaldson was standing in front of Bobby’s Market when two men who were also standing outside of the business began shooting at each other. Donaldson was struck at least one time, the report mentions. As they gathered additional evidence at the scene, investigators recovered at least 14 spent shell casings – a mixture of .40 and .380 caliber rounds – from that location and nearby Brown’s Soul Food, which is located on the corner of Southwest Avenue C and Southwest Sixth Avenue. Additional evidence came in the form of surveillance video recovered from Bobby’s Market that showed two male shooters at the store. The video shows one man pacing outside the business and another male with dread lock style hair entering the store to purchase something. At one point, the video shows the man who had been outside entering the store and saying something to the man at the counter before heading back outside. It was there, after the man with the dread lock hair had exited the store, that a group of people -including several women and an infant -watched as the two men began shooting at each other. Investigators identi ed one of the shooters as Kelvin Richardson, 19, from previous encounters with him. When confronted at his home, Richardson said he was at Bobby’s Market with his infant child on the day of the shooting. Witnesses say the argument had escalated between the two men when Richardson said to the other, “You’re not going to disrespect me,” moments before pulling out a gun and ring. Donaldson, the victim who was shot, played dead out of fear that Richardson, who “was walking around as if he wanted to shoot someone else,” might target him. Richardson has a lengthy criminal history that includes previous charges of eeing and attempting to elude a marked patrol vehicle, carrying a concealed rearm, attempted burglary, and felony battery. He was processed and transported to jail on charges of aggravated battery with a rearm and delinquent in possession of a rearm. Victim Caught in Belle Glade Cross re IDs Shooters

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATIONAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a nonad valorem special assessment on commercial properties located within the West Hendry County Recreational Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) depicted below. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to raise funds to design and construct an 18-hole golf course adjacent to the recreation complex currently under development on Forrey Drive. All commercial parcels are proposed to be assessed a at amount of $750 per parcel, plus an assessment based upon driving distance from the golf course. e farthest parcel within the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU will be assessed $5,821 for the part of the assessment based on distance. Parcels will be assessed more based upon being closer to the golf course using a formula based upon the relative distance of the subject parcel compared to the farthest parcel. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector annually for 30 years in approximately equal installments. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR A PORTION OF PORT LABELLE UTILITY DISTRICT MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment on vacant residential lots within a portion of the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain water lines. e amount of the proposed assessment is $36 per vacant lot per year. e proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected annually until the lot connects to the water system. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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Says goodbye to Glades regionBY AMANDA RAMOS-GUY Special to e SunAfter 29 years of service with PBSO, Captain Nancy Grimes is retiring. Today marks her last day as a law enforcement of cer and a new chapter in her life as a civilian. Her last week as district commander has been a week of celebration and tears. Colleagues, city of cials from the Glades and residents, met at PBSO's Glades of ce to bid Captain Grimes farewell on Monday. The City of Pahokee issued her a plaque as a token of appreciation during Tuesday night's commission meeting. Captain Grimes began her career as a crossing guard and graduated from the police academy at Palm Beach State College two years later. She has worked in many areas of law enforcement -patrol, community service, and organized crime (narcotics, money laundering, and intelligence) to name a few. She has also worked for the Homeland Security Bureau and has spent the last three years as the District Commander of the Glades Area. Of the many highlights of her career, Captain Grimes says the most notable is the FBI training she underwent. She was able to attend classes with approximately 220 other law enforcement leaders from all over the country and world. "It was very physically challenging, as well as academically challenging," she said. "The best part was twofold: the increased rapport and relationship I built with my FBI counterparts and the brother and sisterhood developed with police from everywhere. This is the epitome of police (federal and local) relationships and how they should work -sharing information and working together on cases." Captain Grimes plans to keep busy. "For this coming year, I plan to spend more time with my grandson before he starts school next year," she said. "I will travel and spend more time in my cabin up north and continue to teach at the college level." Sentiments for Captain Grimes echoed each other. Most people interviewed spoke of her dedication, hard work, and the service with a smile that she brought to the of ce each day. "It was a great pleasure to work under Captain Grimes," said Lt. Patrick Woodward, Executive Of cer for the Glades' of ce. "She was a very approachable staff of cer for all her staff, but never afraid to make the tough decisions, and was rm but fair in her dealings with discipline. She had a great af nity for the Glades Region and its residents, often saying that the last three years of her career out here in the Glades were her most enjoyable." Teri Barbera, PBSO's media relations representative, had nothing but praises. "Captain Grimes is a woman who truly stands out amongst her peers, she has a very impressive background here at PBSO," she said. "She is one of very few women here that has accomplished so much, which is so impressive; especially in what people would say is a man's profession. She is the very rst woman to command the western communities. She wore a uniform and a smile every day. I could only hope people could think as highly of me one day, in the way we all think of her." "Captain Grimes has earned my trust, loyalty and respect by allowing me the opportunity to develop and grow to my fullest potential as a Commander in the Glades. No matter what the challenge might be she has always been willing to step up, ll in and lend a hand to make it all come together," said Lt. Alonso, commander for the city of Pahokee. "Her unwavering support and consistent encouragement has been a constant testimony to her commitment to PBSO and the communities that she has served. It has been a pleasure to work with a captain of her caliber and she will most de nitely be missed. I know that her next life path will be as successful as the trail she has blazed within our agency." City of cials were similarly appreciative of Captain Grimes. "The City of Belle Glade has been truly blessed and deeply touched by Captain Grimes. Her professionalism, graced with her welcoming smile and warm-hearted personality, is beyond reproach," said Mayor Steve Wilson. "I, on behalf of our elected of cials, congratulate Captain Grimes upon a well-deserved retirement, and extend prayers for continued health, happiness, and prosperity as she begins a new era in life." Captain Grimes fondly expressed her farewell and wishes for Glades residents. "I will remember my career at the Sheriff's Of ce fondly. One of my most cherished memories will be about my assignment here in the Glades. I am especially proud and honored by the relationships that I've developed with city leaders, pastors, citizens and business owners," she said. "I am also proud of the men and women who have served with me and who have considered themselves as part of this community, therefore, part of the solutions to challenges occurring here. We have accomplished much but the job is never done." She explained that most of the command staff will remain the same except for the new Captain taking her place, Captain Mike Wallace. "He is experienced, friendly, and committed," she said. "This is a recipe for success so expect continued success between law enforcement and the community." 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 attacker reportedly followed him back to his bedroom and forced himself on the victim, despite repeated attempts to make him stop. After the attack, the man said the suspect returned again, this time forcing him to perform oral sex on him. Afterwards, the man said he took a shower because he felt "disgusting" and he then left the house to his grandmother's house to tell her what had just occurred. Deputies caught up with Akins soon after the incident was reported. According to the report, Akins denied having engaged in sexual activity with the victim. He agreed to submit to a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer, which showed deception. Akins was transported to jail. ArrestContinued From Page 1 only to nd that almost all of them had been sprayed with weed killer last Wednesday. The group explains that the garden was thriving until political comments on social media upset a certain group and threats were made. The plants were thriving at last check on Thursday, August 1; on Saturday, two days later, the group learned that the plants had been poisoned and a cross sprayed into the grass. The group met with city of cials Monday, August 5 to discuss the problem. City of cials initially agreed that the damage was an obvious sign of vandalism but later assumed responsibility calling the damage "runoff" and "overspray" stating that the city workers sprayed for weeds but the rains may have caused the chemicals to damage surrounding plants. The city has agreed to replace the plants that have been damaged; however, according to the residents who worked for months on the garden, questions remain unanswered. "How can one rose bush sustain such damage but the two plants it was between are completely healthy?" asked Mary Dobrow. The group goes on to explain that all of the plants, except those donated by the mayor and Buttons Hatton, were poisoned and only ve people knew which plants were donated by whom and where they were planted. "If this was the result of runoff from the rain', then explain to me how the cross was formed in the grass and how the runoff' traveled uphill towards the bushes?" asked Lisa Adams "We haven't had that much rain that it would force the spray so far under the tree." The issue was addressed at Tuesday's commission meeting to attempt to bring some sort of resolution and accountability to the problem. "If this is a result of city workers' negligence while working with chemicals, they should be written up or red," said Sam McKinstry. "Most employers hold their employees responsible for negligence." Ms. Adams presented the commission with a quote from a local nursery in the amount of $470 for all plants and mulch that needed to be replace. "I just ask that PBSO be more vigilant about patrolling the park for illegal activity," she said. Mr. Moore states that he is unsure as to what exactly happened to the plants because workers had been in the area spraying. "Ultimately, it is the city's park; we are still not sure as to what happened but we will assume responsibility and replace the plants," Mr. Moore said. VandalismContinued From Page 1 PHOTO / LISA ADAMSWhat looks like a cross was sprayed into the grass at Commissioner’s Park in Pahokee but the cause is still a mystery. Captain Nancy Grimes Retires After 29 Years COURTESY PHOTOPBSO celebrates Capt. Grimes’ retirement after 29 years of service. "I will remember my career at the Sheriff's Of ce fondly. One of my most cherished memories will be about my assignment here in the Glades."—Nancy Grimes

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Employment Full Time REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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Employment Full TimeBURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com RAILROAD CONDUCTORS $20.73 per Hour US SUGAR Clewiston, Florida These are Seasonal Positions lasting Seven Months. Must have previous RR Experience. EMAIL RESUME OR APPLY ONLINEJdooley@ussugar.comwww.ussugar.com Patient Advocates Clewiston, FL. MEDS, Patient Advocacy leader, is seeking a candidate to work w/ uninsured clients on Medicaid and charity programs in Clewiston. The schedule is parttime and will include evenings and Saturdays. Bilingual skills preferred. Competitive salary. Resumes to: Amy.Meyer@ BHS-MEDS.com EOE. Employment Full Time Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements: Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies; experience supporting telecommunications equipment. OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n OSPF, EIGRP, PIM. LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP. GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP. Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar .com New Home Health Agency seeking caring RN’s, LPN,s and HHA’s for perdiem Medicare Home Health visits. Excellent pay with work in your community. Please call 561-345-3448 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time THREE MECHANICS/ HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment. 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Computer/ SuppliesComputer Slow? Popups? Complete Clean $35 Reprogram $55 By Professional! Why pay more? Call Tony 863-517-2782 If we can’t x it, you don’t pay!. Houses RentM. Haven Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR/1 BA Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3BR/2 BA Block house. Tile oors on double lot. $825 mo. Lrg. 1BR/1BA mobile home, $425 mo. 2BR/2 BA $500 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 Mobile HomeSale28x80 doublewide, 4br, 2 bath on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres off of Hwy 80. Only $54,900 with $5,500 down. You must have a credit score of 600 or more. Call 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 HORSESHOE ACRES For sale by Owner. 3/2 older dbl wide. Reduced $39,900, owner nancing with $10K down. (863) 517-0188. Used doublewide, 3br, 2 bath Zone II for Glades County only $31,900 includes setup and a/c. Call Jody at 863-675-1580 Zone II doublewide, 3br, 2 bath for Glades County or Highlands County only. $33,900 includes setup, a/c, skirting and steps. Home is in excellent condition with new metal roof. Call Brittany or Sue at 863-675-8888 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop to discuss the proposed 2013-2014 budgets for advertising purposes on the following date: Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M The budget workshop will be held in the County Commissioners Chambers, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida. Everyone is invited to attend. 450142 GCD 8/15/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 28 de Agosto de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 449218 CN 8/15/2013 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000594 EAA A-1 Flow Equalization Basin Palm Beach County, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for the EAA A-1 FLOW EQUALIZATION BASIN, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL. This Project includes, but is not limited to, construction of approximately 21 miles of earthen levees, fteen (15) water control structures, two (2) in ow channels, ve (5) boat ramps and four (4) parking areas, seventeen (17) stilling wells, and an out ow collection and conveyance canal that will route water to the NNRC upstream of existing pump station G-370. In addition to the construction of these Project features, the Project requires that existing onsite agricultural pump stations be demolished, existing muck piles and roads be degraded and the construction of earth plugs in numerous existing agricultural canals. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013 AT 10:00 AM, at the District’s Clewiston Field Station, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. For directions call (863) 983-1431. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 449895 CN 8/15 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Curtis Brown, TV speakers, A/C, miscellaneous boxes. • Property of: Sharanda Davis, Bedroom Suite, Matt & Box Spring, Headboard, miscellaneous boxes • Property of: Johnnie Dent, Bedroom Suite, Microwave, Refrigerator, Matt & Box, TV’s miscellaneous boxes. 449034 SUN 8/8,15/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 449403 GCD 8/8 & 8/15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000367 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vsJuan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca, Husband and Wife, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: Juan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935 and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under, or against the named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 18, BLOCK 2150, FORT LABELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 4025 Albany Road, Labelle, FL 33935. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a cop[y of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately there after; 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 1st day of August, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER Circuit and County Courts By: S. Miller Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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. 449524 CN 8/8,15/2013 IN THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 502013CP002439XXXXMB IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY NUNEZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Anthony Nunez, deceased, whose date of death is December 20, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number the address of which is Palm Beach County Courthouse, Probate Division, le number 502013CP002439XXXXMB, the address of which is 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. The name and address of the Personal Representative’s attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must le their claims with this court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS (3) OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the Decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS AUGUST 15, 2013. Personal Representative: Annette Dato Attorney for Personal Representative: KAREN ESTRY, ESQUIRE LAW OFFICES OF HARVEY M. ALPER 516 Douglas Avenue, Suite 1106 Post Of ce Box 162967 Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-2967 (407) 869-0900 (407) 869-4905 Florida Bar #91051 Estrylegal@aol.corn Cjsparalegal@aol.com (secondary email) 449836 8/15,22/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-142 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-4, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as servicer, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, DEBBIE SANDOVAL CORTEZ A/K/A DEBBIE D. CORTEZ, VICENTE CORTEZ,JR. A/K/A VICENTE CORTEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEBBIE SANDOVAL CORTEZ A/K/A DEBBIE D. CORTEZ, VICENTE CORTEZ, JR., A/K/A VICENTE CORTEZ, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 34, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 175, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 28 X 60 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS FLFLV79AB13142HE31. Commonly known as; 1842 JOSHUA, BLVD., CLEWISTON, FL 33440. You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Rd. Ste 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original. with the clerk of this 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. Dated this 7th day of August, 2013. Clerk of Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 449979 CN 8/15,22/2013 PAHOKEE HOUSING AUTHORITY, INC. PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID FOR LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES BID NO. LM021080013 Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Pahokee Housing Authority, until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013, local time, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment, and performing all work necessary and incidental to Lawn Maintenance Services for L.L. Stuckey Homes; McClure Village; Padgett Island Homes; and Fremd Village, in accordance with the Pahokee Housing Authority’s plans, speci cations and contract documents. Speci cations and Instruction to Bidder are available upon request, by contacting Satyam Polineni, Ass’t. Executive/Finance Director, at the Central Of ce of the Authority, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476; telephone no. 561-924-5565; or by email at polineni@bell south.net. Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace. 449862 SUN 8/15/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct a special Board meeting at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 23rd in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.450103 CN/CB 8/15/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.450161 CN/CB 8/15/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/30/2013, 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. 1993 TOYOTA JT4VN93D0P5034561 450164 CN 8/15/2013 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP The Board of Supervisors for the Port LaBelle Community Development District has scheduled a Budget Workshop for August 19, 2013, at 5:30 PM at the District of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Nancy Imhoff Chairman 449675 CN/CB 8/8 & 8/15/2013 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 4068 2008 4104329-06021940140 Ray A Flores Lot 14, Block 2194, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448382 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 3195 2010 1214334-01000130100 Leroy & Lynvetta A Myers Lot 26, Block 13, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448392 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder 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 1136 2010 1224331-010000L0010 Silvya Hinojosa The Southeast of the Northeast of the Northeast of the Southwest of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road over the East 30 feet thereof. (Lot 8, Block L, Pioneer Plantation, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448388 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2595 2009 1214334-010000Q0280 TN Hill c/o Tasha Hill-Henry Lots 36 and 37, Block Q, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449618 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2686 2008 1214334-01000050100 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 10, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449621 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 3408 2010 2024329-05000080090 Ervin A Kelting Jr and Kandis M Kelting Lots 14, 15 and 16, Block 8, ANDREWS ADDITION TO LABELLE PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 47, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013 Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448393 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp ., the holder 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 3412 2010 2024329-12000110032 Dorothy Rose Rebele c/p Frank Williams Lots 11 thru 14, Block 11, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449623 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2396 2009 1314433-A0003380000 Lou’s Properties Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5865, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448381 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2056 2008 1264432-A0001950000 Ana Von Buren Wenzel The North one-half of the West one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 293, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448374 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 1310 2009 1134432-A0002010000 Ruth Mercedes Reynolds Remudo The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3069, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449614 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 1862 2008 1244432-A0000710000 Juan Perez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5295, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448371 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2498 2009 1144334-A0000470200 Dwight Hat eld & Carrol C. Redish & Leroy Hare Est Begin at the Southwest corner of Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 28’ 25” East, 390 feet to Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 29’ 43” West, 158.66 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, 110 feet; thence South 00 degrees 29’ 43” East 158.71 feet; thence South 89 degrees 28’ 25” West, 110 feet to Point of Beginning, Excluding Right of Way. 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449617 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 3130 2008 2024329-670000B0090 Mary Culliver Est c/o Brenda K Kendrick Lot 17, Block B, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448376 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp ., the holder 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 3431 2010 2024329-250000B0050 Daniel M. Vasquez Lot 5, Block B, CROSS-TIE MOBILE ESTATES, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 103, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449624 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder 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 3333 2010 2014329-01000410060 Sabitree Bhagwandin Lots 15 and 16, BUSH SUBDIVISION of LaBelle, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 7, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448397 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 802 2009 1274329-01000G10380 Leon + Isidora Gonzalez From the intersection of the North line of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of SR 29, run South 03 degrees 45’ East along said centerline 2899.3 feet to the Pointof-Beginning; thence North 86 degrees 34’ East, 450 feet; thence South 03 degrees 45’ East, 50 feet; thence South 86 degrees 34’ West, 450 feet; thence North 03 degrees 45’ West, 50 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS the Westerly 50 feet for R/W of SR 29. Also known as Business Lots 38 and 39, Section G-1, LABELLE RANCHETTES, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448398 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: HCGM, LLC, 6751 Professional Parkway, Suite 107, Sarasota, FL 34240, has submitted Application 130709-13 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00883-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 32, Township 45 South, Range 28 East. George D. and Barbara Thornton and Joseph D. Thornton (JD Thorton Nurseries SR 80 East) 1010 East US Highway 27, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 130715-15 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00909-W to irrigate 47 acres of nursery lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 450023 CN 8/15/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 3411 2010 2024329-12000100030 Dorothy Rose Rebele c/o Frank Williams Lot 6, Block 10, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida AND the East one-half of the following: Begin at the Northwest corner of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence East 1120 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 72.03 feet to ditch; thence Easterly 200.59 feet; thence North 61.78 feet; thence West 200 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448395 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 701 2009 1264329-02000020030 Larry Dewayne Perkins Est + Dennis A Perkins The South one-half of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, less the South 25 feet and the East 20 feet for the road Right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Being Lot B-13, LABELLE ACRES, an unrecorded subdivision. LESS the following: Beginning at a point 25 feet North of the Southeast corner of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, thence West 208.91 feet; thence North 208.71 feet; thence East 208.71 feet; thence S 208.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, a portion of that tract also described as B-13, LABELLE ACRES, all lying and being in 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448385 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2362 2009 1314433-A0001350000 David & Yasmin K McGee The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5847, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 29th day of August, 2013. Dated this 17th day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448380 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 4028 2008 4104329-060000D0010 Praim Gagraj & Margha Mahabir Tract D, Block 2196, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of G-2, S 00 degrees 40’ 08” E, along East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY1013.9 feet to Point-of-Beginning; thence S 68 degrees 15’ 26” E, 220 feet; thence S 32 degrees 48’ 48” E, 220 feet to North right-of-way of Garden Road, West along right-of-way on curve, delta 03 degrees14’56”, radius 4850 feet, length 275.01 feet to point of compound curve to right, delta 90 degrees 06’ 50”, radius 46.36 feet, length 72.92 feet to the East right-of-way of Birchwood PKY; thence N 00 degrees 40’ 08” W, along East right-of-way 230 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 29th day of August, 2013 Dated this 17th day of July, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 448378 CN/CB 7/25;8/1,8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2343 2009 1314433-A0000260000 Ismael Fernandez & Omar Fernandez The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31. Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6026, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449616 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING/INSPECTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTING A 12-FOOT WIDE TURN LANE FROM SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND CR 835 TO THE PROPOSED MAIN ENTRANCE OF A COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2013-24 Opening Date and Time: August 29, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for constructing a 12 foot wide turn lane from southbound and northbound CR 835 to the proposed main entrance of a commercial development known as Southeast Renewable Fuels in Hendry County, Florida. Two rms will be selected, one for the design & permitting services and one for the construction engineering/inspection services of the project. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design permitting services, and construction engineering/inspection services. The County will not allow the same rm to perform the design & permitting services and the construction engineering/inspection services for this construction project. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., August 29, 2013, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 449187 CN/CB 8/1,8,15,22/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 449220 CN 8/15/2013 SOLE PURPOSE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FLORIDA RECREATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) GRANT FUNDS Notice is hereby given that a sole purpose public meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board Of ce Building, 310 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL to discuss the proposed use of Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant funds. This meeting is for the sole purpose of discussing the proposed LaBelle Regional Sports Complex Phase II project on Forrey Road. Questions can be directed to the Hendry County Grants & Special Projects Of ce at 863-675-5264. This public meeting is being conducted in a handicap accessible location. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 450155 CN/CB 8/15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 1960 2008 1254432-A0001760000 Luis D. & Marta Sardinas The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to a canal easement over and across the South 30 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 561, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449620 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2965 2009 2024329-670000B0230 Mary Culliver Est c/o Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 26, Block B, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449619 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 1995 2009 1344432-A0000060000 Manuel & maritza Gonzalez & Edgar Gonzalez The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4392, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449615 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 2743 2008 1214334-010000P0140 Daisy W. Hill Lot 22, Block P, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2013, which is the 12th day of September, 2013. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 449622 CN/CB 8/8,15,22,29/2013 Earn some extra cash. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 15, 2013 BY THE AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATIONIt can take a variety of forms: cutting, burning, head banging, self-hitting. Usually it’s an adolescent, intentionally hurting himself or herself. It’s a form of behavior that’s dif cult for most people to understand, but one that is more common than many people realize. University studies have found that intentional self-injury has been a practice for some 15 percent of the population. Mental health professionals categorize this type of behavior as nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The goal of this type of self-injury is not to cause death, but rather is motivated by one or more of several possible emotional situations. A self-injuring person may be someone having trouble controlling their emotions. They may not be able to understand and handle the feelings that occur when something stressful happens, and they react to this stress by using self-injury as a way to relieve or mask their emotional pain. In other cases, someone may feel numb and incapable of experiencing normal emotions. They may use self-injury as a means for at least feeling something. Professional counselors nd that many people who are practicing self-injury are reluctant to talk about it. They may feel ashamed of their actions or confused about why they are doing this to themselves. The result, according to studies, is that most individuals who perform NSSI do not seek the help of a professional counselor. Instead, most individuals who receive counseling help do so as a result of being referred by others who care about them, including family members, friends, teachers or doctors. Those who do seek out help on their own have often reached a state of desperation, feeling out of control and realizing that they are becoming more at risk. Seeking help for NSSI, or assisting someone you know who is self-injuring to get professional help, can bring signi cant bene ts. While selfinjury by itself is a dif cult behavior to end for many individuals, a professional counselor can help the individual understand and deal with the issues that are at the root of the problem. Often, these are past emotional traumas from the person’s life that the counselor can help the client recognize and address. Nonsuicidal self-injury can be a frightening thing to discover in someone you care about, but it is a treatable condition. Getting that person the needed professional counseling can help set him or her on the road to a happier, more productive life. Do You Know Someone Intentionally Causing Self-Injury? ash of cameras. Since graduating 50 years ago, many of the Belle Glade graduates have stayed relatively close to their alma mater. Larry Kersey, who lives in Palm Coast, is a retired police of cer. He spent four years with the former Belle Glade Police Department and 23 years with the Riviera Beach Police Department. Now that Kersey is retired, he enjoys volunteering with his church, playing golf and spending time with his four grandsons. Sharon Lennon, one of the members of the organizing committee, lives in Lakeland with her husband Jay. Lennon is a licensed clinical social worker with two masters degrees under her belt. Lennon has participated in numerous high school reunions since graduating in 1964 and said that many times, her class “teamed up” with other graduating classes for combined reunions. Lennon said she cannot count how many times she and her classmates have actually reunited since graduation. Maria Busbee, another key member of the organizing team, still lives in Belle Glade and has worked in the real estate division of Royal’s Furniture for more than 30 years. Maria’s classmates praised her for her dedication in organizing the event. Lennon said Maria did most of the work; and Maria’s ability to corral her classmates into three different, organized-for-themost-part, group photographs demonstrated that. Though they all chose different paths after high school, a common memory each classmate shared was the safe, small-town community they remember from the ‘60s. Kersey grew up in South Bay and remembers fondly how families could leave their doors unlocked, even for weeks at a time, without fear of someone breaking in. “You could leave on vacation for a month with your doors unlocked, come back, and your house would be the same as you left it. South Bay was like Mayberry, that’s how I remember it,” said Kersey. Busbee, with tears welling in her eyes, remembered how close every family was to one another and referred to the communities of Belle Glade and South Bay as “Small Town, USA.” All the parents helped with all of the kids, she said, it did not matter if it were your kid or the neighbors kid, anyone in need would be helped. Though many things have changed since these classmates graduated, one thing remains constant: their love for each other. Posing for the millionth time for the millionth picture, these old friends could still joke with one another and laugh as the once easy task of kneeling on the ground proved otherwise 50 years later. And as the classmates celebrated the past 50 years, they looked forward to many more happy, healthy years to come. While the former classmates schmoozed and reminisced, another celebration was also taking place. Tucked away in a corner booth were Mr. and Mrs. David Motes, mother and father of Sharon Lennon. These two love birds were celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary. Married on June 20, 1941, David Motes was sent almost immediately to the Philippine Islands to serve in the army’s aircraft artillery during WWII. Mary Lou Motes waited patiently for her new husband to return safely and the two have been sharing their lives together ever since. PHOTO/ MELISSA BELTZPictured is the Belle Glade High School Class of 1964 as they pose for a group picture at their 50th reunion at Sonny’s BBQ Res traurant in Clewiston on August 10. ReunionContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD AND CHANGE IN PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT FOR SKY VALLEY MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem special assessment and change in the purposes of the assessment for properties located within the Sky Valley Municipal Service Benet Unit depicted below. e purposes of the non-ad valorem assessment are being expanded to include road improvement and maintenance and the annual assessment amount is being increased to pay for turn lanes being constructed at the entrance of the Sky Valley subdivision. e amount of the assessment is proposed to increase from $175.00 per lot to $195.58 per lot per year. e proposed increased assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the increased assessment will be collected annually for three years, aer which the assessment is scheduled to be reduced to $175.00 per lot per year and continue at that rate annually until the County Commission discontinues it. All aected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at any time within 20 days from the date of this publication. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 15, 2013 BY KATRINA ELSKEN Ind epe nd e nt N e w s M e d iaA LaBelle Middle School student is ghting for his life at Miami Children's Hospital. Zachary Reyna, 12, has been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitisor PAM. The infection is caused by Naegleria fowleri, a braineating amoeba. PAM is deadly in most cases. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the past 50 years only three victims have survived, including the recent case in Arkansas of 12-year-old Kali Hardig, who is still hospitalized. An online campaign "Pray4Number4" has Facebook and Twitter fans all over the country sending prayers that Zachary will be the fourth. According to family members who have posted updates on Facebook and Twitter, Zachary is believed to have come in contact with the amoeba while kneeboarding in a ditch near his home in Port LaBelle on Aug. 3. When Zachary started showing signs of illness, at rst the family just thought Zachary had a "24-hour bug," according to Zachary's older brother, Brandon Villarreal. But when the normally active boy slept all night and all day, his mother sensed something was wrong. On Aug. 7, Zachary was hospitalized in Fort Myers. The next day, he was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital, where he is in pediatric intensive care. According to family member's reports on social media, a spinal tap showed positive for DNA remnants of the amoeba. The boy underwent surgery on Aug. 10 to relieve pressure on his brain. Zachary's doctors in Miami are in contact with the doctors in Arkansas who treated Kali Harding. According to Brenda Barnes of the Hendry County Health Department, initial symptoms of PAM usually start within one to seven days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea, or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, and hallucinations. After the start of symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. While keeping vigil at the hospital, Zachary's family is also using social media to warn others of the dangers of swimming in warm freshwater lakes, ponds and canals where the amoeba may be found. "Keep bringing your prayers," Danny Reyna, Zachary's uncle, tweeted Tuesday. "The support around the country is awesome. Also spread the word on amoebas. Keep our children safe. "Zac is a ghter and will kick this amoeba," he stated. Zachary's parents posted the following message online Tuesday morning: "Zac is still ghting. Doctors are saying things have not changed. We are still strong on our end because we know God will step in when he is ready. Keep praying." According to Danny Reyna, Zac is an athlete who loves being outdoors. Because he loves baseball, family members are urging him to "hit a home run" and win his ght against PAM. "I told him it's the ninth inning, ninth inning two outs, runner on third, he's up to bat. It's his turn to hit it out. Bring the runs home so we can go home. It's time to win," said Brandon Villarreal in an NBC television interview on Monday. "He's going to be OK." In LaBelle, residents held a prayer service for Zachary in front of the Hendry County Courthouse. Posts about Zachary can be found on Twitter at #pray4number4. Local Child Fights for His Life as Rare Disease Takes Hold PHOTO/ SWIM ABOVE WATER FACEBOOKPictured above is Zachary Reyna. "The support around the country is awesome. A lso spread the word on amoebas. Keep our children safe."— Danny Reyna

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