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The sun
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Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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BY NAJI TOBIAS Special to e SunDown 27-14 with just 4:32 left in the fourth quarter, the American senior athlete from Pahokee positioned himself for the interception that was thrown by National quarterback Daniel Cole (Cardinal Newman) and proceeded to speed past a host of would-be National tacklers en route to a 55-yard touchdown. The exclamation point came when Hopson performed a diving front ip on his way to the end zone, which sent most of the crowd into a frenzy at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres. Hopson nished his nal high school football game with four tackles, two pass breakups and the interception return for a touchdown. "I just stayed deep and read the ball," Hopson said. "It turned out to be a big play for our team." Fellow American senior teammate Dontrell Johnson (Pahokee) had some moments of his own, including an onside kick recovery that gave his team the ball back with 4:27 left. Facing just a 27-21 de cit at that point, Johnson's recovery got American's offense into National territory. But a few plays later, National's Oshaye Rawls (Palm Beach Lakes) recovered a fumble that would ultimately seal the nal score. Final: National 27, American 21. "I like the way we played," Hopson said. "We put on for our city and did what we had to do, but it wasn't enough because we couldn't pull it out." American senior linebacker AnBY AMANDA RAMOS-GUY Special to e SunPahokee High School students and parents returned from Christmas break earlier last week and were surprised to learn that their principal, Ariel Alejo, had been replaced with Adrian Ocampo. In a special meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 8 with the school board, Pahokee residents, students and teachers were given the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding the matter via Skype. Pahokee Mayor Colin Walkes opened the comment session stating he was in agreement with Mr. Alejo's removal; however, he was not in favor of Superintendent Wayne Gent "trumping a process." Mayor Walkes said he was under the impression that Mr. Gent was making a recommendation to the board and believed that there are equally quali ed individuals within the community that are able to ful ll the duties of the principal. He said that, based on his research, the new principal is a person who "moves around a lot" and that the "community is looking for stability." Coach Don Thompson and his wife Alice spoke in support of Mr. Alejo, saying he was "professional and has always insisted on placing academics rst." "Not only was the community kept in the dark, but the policy was circumvented," said Mrs. Thompson, who added that, although the school has received poor scores in the past, support staff has been brought in to improve them. She implored the school board to reinstate Mr. Alejo and to allocate support staff and proper funding necessary to improve the scores. Former Mayor J.P. Sasser staunchly opposed the superintendent's decision, stating that if it truly had anything to do with Florida's Accountability Rule, then the school board would separate Pahokee Middle and High School's score. "When you separate it, you will see that Pahokee High School has a solid C plus," he said. Mr. Sasser believed the decision was instead made because Mr. Alejo discovered that $60,000 worth of donation money, given by a local sugar company, was missing, which revealed other incidents of alleged misappropriation of school funds. A local resident, Tommy Currington, supports the transfer. "Out here in the Glades, we emphasize football over academics and it's time to change that," Mr. CurDRIVE A NEW 2014 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2529 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #14C64. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/14. T J V. N. FugitiveSee Inside Fugitive See Game — Page 8 See Principal — Page 11 PHOTO/ NAJI TOBIASPahokee senior Dontrell Johnson (No. 35) recorded seven tackles, three bass breakups, a fumble recovery and an onside kick recovery in the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game on Jan. 11. Sup’t Shocks Pahokee with New PrincipalResidents question transfer of principal Area High School Seniors Shine in All-Star GameJay Hopson’s pick six was perhaps the most exciting play in the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game on Jan. 11.

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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! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 Recall Date: December 17, 2013. Recall Number: 14-061 Google and HP recalled HP Chromebook 11 chargers due to re and burn hazards. The charger can overheat and melt. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The company has agreed to replace the defective product. Please call Google toll-free at 866-628-1371 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Paci c Standard Time), seven days a week or online at http://chromebook.com and click on the Chromebook link at the top of the page, then click on Support for more information. Recall Details HP Chromebook 11 charger; Units: About 145,000 units; Description: This recall involves chargers that were sold with the HP Chromebook 11. The charger is black with outlet pins, measures 1.75 inches by .75 inches and has a six-foot long cord with a micro-USB connector on the end. The model number of the charger is MU15-N1052A00S, which is stamped on the face of the battery charger that has the outlet pins. Incidents/ Injuries: Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage to a pillow from an overheating charger. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charger for the HP Chromebook 11 and contact Google for a free replacement charger. Sold at: Best Buy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, bestbuy.com, Google Play at play.google.com, and HP Shopping at shopping.hp.com from October 2013 through November 2013 and included with the Chromebook 11, which sold for about $280. Importer: Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif. Distributor: Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif. Manufactured in: China Recall HP Chromebook 11 Chargers Crossword Puzzle

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Events for The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts CenterJan. 16 “O Sole Mio”: a pictorial of Italy by Lyn Becker Jan. 20 to 30 Paintings by Donald Neal Feb. 1 Welding art by the PBSC Welding Department and instructor Wylie Dawes Feb. 6 to 18 Artwork from VSA Florida – Palm Beach County Feb. 19 to 27 “Vibrant Life ... Expressive Color” Paintings by Seminole artist Elgin Jumper Feb. 28 Paintings by The Clewiston Art League March 11 to 26 Digitally painted ne artwork by AJ Brockman April 8 Paintings by The Glades Art Group Buy tickets online at www.dollyhand.org or contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160 for more information.Belle Glade Library ProgramThe Friends of the Library Present: Presidents and their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking. A production about the lives of Woodrow, Ellen and Edith Wilson. The performance will be held on Jan. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Belle Glade Branch, located on 725 NW 4th St in Belle Glade. For more information, please call 561-996-3453.Continuing the Dream ParadeThe City of Belle Glade invites you to view the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade to be held on Monday, January 20, at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Continuing the Dream.” The parade line up will begin at 9 a.m. at the Lake Shore Middle School – West Canal Street North. Parade will be begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at The Loading Ramp and immediately following will be a celebration.Fair Tickets on SalePlease stop by the Belle Glade Chamber, which is located on 540 S Main St., on Thursday, Jan. 16 to purchase discounted South Florida Fair tickets. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health), the Health Care District of Palm Beach County C.L. Brumback Center Primary Care Clinic, Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division, Lakeside Medical Center, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., The Glades Initiative Inc. and many local and coastal community health and social service providers will once again come together to offer the oneof-a-kind Medical Mission fondly called, “The 13th Annual REACH Fair.” This outstanding community program has come to be a greatly anticipated event in communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Last year, hundreds of residents attended, a great majority of them accessing much needed healthcare services. The Glades REACH Fair was developed in 2001 in an effort to address the serious need for better access to healthcare services in the Glades communities and is quite possibly the best example of a grass-roots collaborative effort in an underserved community between providers, residents and local businesses. This annual event will once again be held at the C.L. Brumback Center, located at 38754 State Road 80 in Belle Glade, on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., rain or shine. An extensive list of free screenings, medical exams and optometric screenings, mental health and therapeutic services, including HIV education and testing, health education and access will be offered throughout the day. Numerous Spanish and Creole translators, some medically trained interpreters, will be available onsite throughout the day. It is the mission of this health fair to reach out to the most underserved portions of the community, including migrant and seasonal farm workers, and offer them a full day of quality healthcare with local community follow-up. Everyone is welcome! For more information or to participate as a health and human services vendor, please contact Carol Rodriguez at 561-996-3310 or crodriguez@gladesinitiative.org. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Milagros Rodriguez at 561-996-7171 or miRodrig@hcdpbc.org. Community service hours will be provided. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 SUN SPOTS 13th Annual Glades REACH Health FairTHIS IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST EXAMPLE OF A GRASS-ROOTS COLLABORATIVE EFFORT IN AN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY...

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonYellow-rumped Warblers breed from northern Alaska across Canada and Newfoundland, south to northern California, Colorado, Oklahoma, northern Louisiana, and South Carolina. They winter in California, Texas, Florida and in the Tropics. Their winter range varies with the availability of food and weather conditions. There are two subspecies of Yellow-rumped Warbler, the eastern Myrtle Warbler and the western Audubon’s Warbler. Yellow-rumped Warblers are fairly large, full-bodied warblers with a large head, sturdy bill and long, narrow tail. These gray birds have ashes of white in the wings and yellow patches on their face, rump and usually some yellow on their sides. During breeding season, adults also have yellow crown patches and white tail patches. Wintering birds are duller in color than the breeding birds. Females, fall males, and young are streaked gray-brown, but they always have a yellow rump and white spots in their tail. Their voice is a buzzy warble of ve or six high-pitched notes, or two-note phrases ending with an upward or downwards in ection, “chewy-chewychewy” or “chew-chew-chew.” During winter, they make a constant chirp or “contact call” to help keep the ock together. The oldest known Myrtle Warbler lived to be eight years and nine months old. The oldest recorded Audubon Warbler was 10 years old. This highly adaptable bird can be found in small ocks in a variety of habitats, including forests, bogs, forest edges and openings. In winter, they are often found in bushy thickets where they are capable of assimilating 80 percent of wax-coated berries, such as bayberry and wax myrtle. Its ability to use the wax-coated berries allows it to winter farther north than other warblers. They feed mainly on insects in the summer and berries and fruit in the winter. They will also come to feeders for fruit, suet and seeds. The breeding male will sometimes help carry materials for the nest that is built by the female in the fork of a sapling, far out on a branch of a tree or next to the tree trunk. It takes about 10 days to build the threeto four-inch cup of grass, bark, plant bers and spider webs, which are lined with ne grass and hair. One to six white speckled eggs are laid and incubated for 12 to 13 days. The young edge when they are about two weeks old. Anyone who would like to participate in upcoming driving trips at STA-5 on Jan. 18 or 25 should email Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA-5 trips through December 2014, and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs, are available on the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Inland Birding: Yellow-rumped Warbler PHOTO/ GREG CORNETTYellow-rumped Warbler BICYCLING/WALKING IS NOW AVAILABLE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND MONDAY YEAR-ROUND AT STA-5. AMENITIES AT THE DEER FENCE PUBLIC TRAILHEAD AT THE EAST END OF DEER FENCE ROAD INCLUDE A PUBLIC PARKING AREA, SIGNAGE AND COMPOSTING TOILET. Margaret England

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Growing OlderBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchWhen I was young, I made faces in the mirror. Now that I’m older, the mirror’s getting even. I heard people my age should start thinking about the hereafter. I already do. There are many times I go somewhere and ask myself, “What am I here after?” Every January, I face the reality of waking up and nding myself a year older, as well as facing subtle hints of mortality. Someone compared it to being like an automobile. As it gets older, the differential starts slipping and the ujoints get worn, causing the drive shaft to go bad. The transmission won’t go into high gear and sometimes has dif culty getting out of low. The carburetor gets fouled with pollutants and other matter, making it hard to get started in the morning. It’s hard to keep the radiator lled because of the leaking hose. The thermostat goes out, making it dif cult to reach operating temperature. The headlights grow dim, the horn gets weaker and the battery needs constant recharging. So what are we to do? Just because we are near the top of the hill doesn’t mean we’ve passed our peak. The wisest are not the ones with the most years in their lives, but the most life in their years. I’ve always been amazed at the discoveries science has come up with that add vitality and longevity to the life we live. Research has revealed close relationships help extend our lives. Men who kiss their wives every day are shown to live ve years longer than men who don’t. Science has also shown that we need the equivalent of 17 af rming touches or verbal afrmations a day in order to thrive. Our world around us is starving. In the name of God, let’s help each other thrive by making sure that we share at least 17 af rming hugs, touches or verbal af rmations each day with others. Also, pet your pets. Pet all your loved ones: your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your animals. Petting animals and loved ones lowers blood pressure. In addition to reaching out and touching someone, studies have shown that variety does add spice to life. Use as your motto Isaiah 42:16: “Along unfamiliar paths I will guide them.” Try some new food. Take a new route to work. Try a new book of the Bible. Break your daily routine in some small way. Do something wild. Just let go and let God. And go barefoot. A study reported some years ago in USA Today revealed that Americans who habitually kick off their shoes tend to live three years longer than the average American. In the Benedictine Monastic Order, the monks take off their shoes constantly. Whenever shoes are not an absolute necessity, they go barefoot. Why? Bare feet are aware feet: aware of the earth, aware of holiness, aware of life. Feet that are bound for too long begin to stink. Souls that are bound up and cooped up for too long begin to stink, as well. Let some fresh air into your soul. Go barefoot. And don’t forget to laugh. A lot. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22) Take a break and do something silly. There’s holiness in humor. Laughter helps keep us from taking life too seriously. One research study revealed that over 50 percent of all illnesses in the test group were stress-related. Laughter really is good medicine, especially when stress is concerned. The joy of the Lord is our strength! So, hug frequently, go wild, go barefoot and laugh often. Do so, and you will nd that you will not only add years to your life, you’ll have life in your years! This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!Women’s Night OutCLEWISTON — “Let The Games Begin!” WINGS (Women IN God’s Service) is hosting a night of Christian fun and fellowship open to all women in the community on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Life Enrichment Center of First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. There will be board games, card games and even some “Minute to Win It” type games! Bring a favorite nger food and a couple of friends. Childcare will be provided. Call Alice at 983-5269 with questions.Defending Your FaithCLEWISTON — How can an individual defend his faith in a world that casts doubt? How can an individual answer the doubter, the skeptic and the atheist? A special Sunday night series will be presented at Community Christian Church, located on 201 N Francisco Street in Clewiston. The series begins Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., with each session being about one-hour in length. Subjects to be covered are:  What is Christian Apologetics?  How can we answer the doubters?  Is the text of the Bible accurate and trustworthy?  How do we know the people, places, and events of the Bible are true?  How can God be in all places at the same time?  How can God hear millions of prayers at the same time?  What is the Nature and Reality of this world and universe?  Can we know for sure that Jesus did rise from the dead? The session will be led by Mr. Jon Loftis and Dr. E. Arlin Bolejack.Church AnnouncementsCLEWISTON — United M. B. Church, Pastor James White 15th Anniversary Jan. 13 through 17 and climaxing on Sunday, Jan. 19. Pastor James White Anniversary Agenda for the Week Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, South Bay Rev. Lawrence Epps, interim Pastor; Mt. Calvary Clewiston, Rev. Dwayne Brown, Pastor Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Ministries Night Sunday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.: General Church Messenger, Rev. E. Smith; Greater Friendship, Rev. Gary McNealy, Pastor Sunday, Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m.: New Bethel Labelle, Rev. Alonzo McKenzie Chairpersons: Sis. Delores Maxey 561-9856242 and Sis. Allie Biggs 561-449-5914 Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sis. Maxey or Sis. Biggs at the above numbers. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Florida Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLinks basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.99 per month and business services are $29.00…$33.50 per month. Speci“c rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de“ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal bene“ts if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is de“ned for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by “ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home High-Speed Internet service up to 1.5 Mbps for $9.95* per month for the “rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 855.954.6546 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program.Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers*CenturyLink Internet Basics Program … Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the “rst full month of service bil led in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a m aximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still quali“es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for “rst 12 months of s ervice (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from Cent uryLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional insta llation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customers modem/router. General … Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by se rvice area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions … All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges … Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 2014 CenturyLink. All Rights Reserved. B L I N D N E S S G L A U C O M A P R E V E N T A B L E FROM IS January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Get your eyes examined. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION John Hicks

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Recent small business surveys show that business owners are frustrated by the lack of access to capital needed to grow their businesses. They are also concerned about impacts of healthcare costs on their bottom line and what the economic outlook really holds for the area. SCORE Palm Beach and leading experts are providing a symposium to answer funding and nancial management questions and to help business owners boost their skills and offerings for 2014. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Keiser University, located at 2085 Vista Pkwy in West Palm Beach. At the end of the session, attendees will receive a $25 gift card, making the event virtually free. A keynote opening session covering the economic outlook for Palm Beach County will feature Jeri Muoio, mayor of West Palm Beach; Scott Maxwell, president of the Palm Beach County League of Cities; and Samuel Ferreri, chair of the Regional Planning Council in Palm Beach County. Tips for women entrepreneurs will feature Minx Boren, of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, and Victoria Hughes, of Florida Women's Business Center. Workshops with top advisors include: De-mystifying SBA Loans Bank and Alternative Lender Options Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners Understanding Your Business Credit Rating Trouble with the IRS? What are your Options? Adjusting to ObamaCare's Small Business Options Estate and Trust Planning for Small Business Owners Credit Counseling for Small Business Owners Tax Planning for Fiscal Year 2014 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs A Loan Fair will feature lenders on-site to help start the loan process. SCORE's Counseling Corner offers speed counseling with certi ed mentors, and an exhibit area will have service provider/vendors ready to help business owners with their needs. Register for Palm Beach SCORE's business symposium at palmbeach.score.org. The $25 registration fee will be handed back at the end of the symposium in a gift card. The cost at door is $50. Registration is limited to the rst 100 business owners who apply. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Betty A. Boyette Praytor, 74LAKELAND Betty A. Boyette Praytor passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013. She is survived by her son, Michael Boyette, wife Vivian; daughters, Jan and V alerie Boyette, Shelley Crowe and husband Greg, Beverly Crater and husband Bruce; three grandchildren, Van, Michael and Amanda; sister, Mary Edith Pullen and husband Curtiss of Clewiston; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. We will miss her deeply. Jamone ‘Bombe’ FordeCLEWISTON Jamone "Bombe" Ford passed away on J anuary 6, 2014. Viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at True Vine Church, 2100 10th St., Clew iston, Fla. Family and friends gathering at the Harlem Pavilion. Service will be Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at True Vine Church. Immediately following services the Repast will be at Harlem Civic Center. Frederick Arthur Green, SrCLEWISTON Frederick Arthur Green, Sr. passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the age of 76 at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on May 6, 1937. He was the fourth of ve children of Samuel Green and Dorothy (Effrige) Green. He spent his childhood in Southbury, Conn., graduated from Seymour High School, attended the University of Connecticut, and moved to Miami after a spring break trip made him fall in love with South Florida. He married Ethel B. Gibbon in November 1964, becoming a step-father to her three sons, Keith, Gregory, and Kevin Smith, and having another son, Frederick Jr., in 1970. His job as a marketing manager for the convenience store U-tote-M/Circle K took him from Miami, to Kansas, to Colorado, to Oklahoma, and nally back to South Florida. After retiring he moved to Clewiston, where he later joined the Elk Lodge. He became a widower with the passing of Ethel in 2003. He came from an old New England family that traced their roots back to the Puritan migration in the 1630's. He is survived by a sister, Marilyn Talarico; a sister-inlaw, Elinor Green; and a brother-in-law, Joey Steward, and he was predeceased by two other sisters, Mari Steward and Dorothy Manville; a brother-in-law, Richard Manville; and a brother, Samuel Green. In addition to his four sons, Fred had six grandchildren, Jeanne and Andrew from Keith and Helen Smith, Kari and Emily from Kevin and Deborah Smith, and Emma and Connor from Fred Jr. and Vikki Green. He is also survived by ve great-grandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He truly loved and enjoyed his family and friends, and he lived life to the fullest. Services were held at the Akin-Davis funeral home in Clewiston, Fla., at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 with a viewing for family and close friends from 12:00 to 1:00. In lieu of owers, please make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice. At a future date he will be buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Southbury, Conn.NOTICE OF MEETING HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDPLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the 2013 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD will convene its “nal public meeting on TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, 33935 for the purpose of making “nal decisions based upon evaluations of the “ndings and recommendations of the duly appointed Special Magistrate on petitions duly “led with the 2013 Value Adjustment Board regarding 2013 property tax assessments, exemptions, deferrals, classi“cations and transfers of homestead assessment difference and to certify the 2013 tax roll. The VAB may consider other items as may be appropriate or timely. Anyone who appeals a decision made thereat will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk, Hendry County Value Adjustment Board RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. 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Keith Fels, of Ocala, weighed four bass totaling seven pounds, 15 ounces on Saturday, Jan. 11 to win the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event on Lake Okeechobee, presented by Power-Pole, with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 54 pounds, 15 ounces. For his victory, Fels earned $40,000 and a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor. Fels notched his seventh career top-10 FLW nish on Lake Okeechobee in grand style, banging out a 10-pounder on the second day of the tournament, building an insurmountable lead over the rest of the eld. "I gured out something on Okeechobee, I guess," said Fels. "It's something different I do with it. I don't know, it's kind of a secret. ... I was just pitching to holes in the hydrilla. It was probably a foot or a foot-and-a-half deep -really pretty shallow. The sh moved in there yesterday; they weren't in there today. The wind changed directions. It moved them, I guess." Fels contintued, saying, "She (the 10-pounder) hit it and I missed it. I thought it felt like a good one, so I ipped back in and she got it. Then she got down in the hydrilla and I was pulling up like 50 pounds of hydrilla, and I got it right to the boat and my line broke right by the reel. The line fell down and coiled up by the hydrilla, so I reached down and wrapped it around my hand and pulled it in. My co-angler was freaking out. He said, Oh my God, that's a 12-pounder!'" Fels nished with some words of advice: "Slowing down was the key. I wasn't getting bit during practice. I was probably shing too fast. I slowed way down and let the bait sit and the sh just came and picked it up." Fels said he caught most of his big sh on a jig with a Gambler MegaDaddy or a Why Not on it. Fels also did some punching with those same baits and a two-ounce weight. The top 10 pros on Lake Okeechobee were: First: Keith Fels, Ocala, Fla.; 14 bass, 54-15, $40,000 + a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor Second: Jared McMillan, Belle Glade, Fla.; 15 bass, 52-11, $15,500 Third: Randy Haynes, Counce, Tenn.; 13 bass, 49-2, $12,000 Fourth: Val Osinski, Pompano Beach, Fla.; 15 bass, 46-7, $10,000 Fifth: Keith Pace, Monticello, Ark.; 15 bass, 45-3, $9,000 Sixth: Brandon McMillan, Clewiston, Fla.; 15 bass, 44-8, $8,000 Seventh: Joseph Kremer., Osteen, Fla.; 15 bass, 44-4, $7,000 Eigth: Miles Burghoff, Guntersville, Ala.; 15 bass, 43-1, $6,000 Ninth: Thomas Helton, Charleston, Tenn.; 15 bass, 42-3, $5,000 10th: Kent Ware, Wadmalaw Island, S.C.; 14 bass, 40-6, $4,000 Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com. Fels caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division on Friday, Jan. 10 a 10-pound, nine-ounce bass that earned him the day's Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $300. Rex Jaeger, of Hamilton, Ohio, won the coangler division and a Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 31 pounds, seven ounces. The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Okeechobee were: First: Rex Jaeger, Hamilton, Ohio; 15 bass, 31-7, Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor Second: Ronnie Green, Sebring, Fla.; 15 bass, 30-12, $5,000 Third: Aaron Richardson, Destin, Fla.; 14 bass, 29-5, $4,000 Fourth: Tim Fox, Meridian, Miss.; 12 bass, 29-4, $3,500 Fifth: Don Lewis, Jacksonville, Fla., 14 bass, 27-13, $3,000 Sixth: Alphonso Taylor, Kennesaw, Ga.; 12 bass, 26-9, $2,500 Seventh: Dean Harcourt, Sebastian, Fla.; 13 bass, 25-1, $2,000 Eighth: Mitch Reynolds, Petal, Miss.; 11 bass, 24-10, $1,750 Ninth: Ty Solis, Albany, Ga.; 12 bass, 24-8, $1,500 10th: Dwight Grif th, Somerset, Ky.; 12 bass, 23-3, $1,250 Mike Evans caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division on Thursday, Jan. 9 a 10-pound, eight-ounce bass that earned him the day's Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $200. The Rayovac FLW Series consists of ve divisions Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the Strike King Angler of the Year title, which allows them to sh the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup. This was the rst Rayovac FLW Series event of the 2014 season. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 La Comisin de Servicios Pblicos de Florida (Florida Public Service Commission) design a CenturyLink como Proveedor de Telecomunicaciones Elegible (Eligible Telecommunications Carrier) para proporcionar servicios universales dentro del rea donde brinda su servicio. Las tarifas de CenturyLink para servicios bsicos locales son de $19.99 al mes en lneas de voz residenciales, y de $29.00 a $33.50 al mes en servicios para negocios. Por favor solicita ms informacin acerca de tarifas espec“cas. CenturyLink participa en un programa de bene“cios del gobierno (Lifeline) que ofrece servicio telefnico residencial ms accesible a los individuos y familias de bajos ingresos que cali“quen. Los clientes elegibles son quienes cumplan con los estndares de elegibilidad de“nidos por la FCC y las comisiones estatales. Los residentes que vivan en Tierras Tribales reconocidas federalmente podran cali“car para recibir bene“cios Tribales adicionales si participan en ciertos programas de elegibilidad federales adicionales. El descuento de Lifeline est disponible solamente para un telfono por hogar, ya sea una lnea telefnica terrestre o inalmbrica. Para los propsitos del programa Lifeline, un hogar se de“ne como un individuo o un grupo de individuos que viven juntos en un mismo domicilio y que comparten sus ingresos y gastos. El servicio de Lifeline no es transferible y slo los clientes que sean elegibles se podrn inscribir en el programa. Los clientes que hagan falsas declaraciones intencionalmente con el objeto de obtener el servicio telefnico Lifeline podran ser sancionados con multas o encarcelamiento, y se les podra negar la participacin en el programa. Los suscriptores elegibles a Lifeline tambin podran cali“car para servicio residencial de Internet de Alta Velocidad con“able de hasta 1.5 Mbps por $9.95* al mes durante los primeros 12 meses del servicio. Visita centurylink.com/internetbasics para obtener ms detalles. Si vives dentro de un rea de servicio de CenturyLink, por favor llama al 855.954.6546 o visita centurylink.com/lifeline para resolver tus dudas o solicitar un formulario para el programa Lifeline.Descuentos en Servicios de Telfono e Internet Disponibles para Clientes de CenturyLink*Programa CenturyLink Internet Basics … El Programa CenturyLink Internet Basics slo est disponible a clientes residenciales que cali“quen basado en el cumplimiento con los requisitos de nivel de ingreso y requiere que se mantengan elegibles durante la duracin completa del periodo de la ofe rta. La primera factura incluir los cargos correspondientes al primer mes entero de servicio por anticipado, cargos prorrateados por el servicio a partir de la fecha de i nstalacin y hasta la fecha de facturacin, y los cargos y cuotas nicos descritos previamente. Los clientes que cali“quen podrn conservar el servicio dentro de este programa durante un mximo de sesenta (60) meses despus de la activacin del servicio siempre y cuando sigan siendo elegibles en ese momento. La tarifa publicada de $9.95 al mes para Intern et de Alta Velocidad aplica durante los primeros doce (12) meses del servicio, despus de los cuales, la tarifa se revertir a $14.95 al mes durante los siguientes cuarenta y o cho (48) meses de servicio, y requiere de un acuerdo de plazo de doce (12) meses. El cliente deber rentar un modem/router de CenturyLink por una tarifa mensual recurrente o adquir ir un modem/router independiente. Aplica una cuota nica por activacin de Internet de Alta Velocidad. Una cuota nica por instalacin profesional (si el cliente la elije) y una cuota nica por manejo y envo aplican para mdems/routers que se adquieran. General … Los servicios no estn disponibles en todas partes. CenturyLink puede cambiar o cancelar servicios, o sustituir servicios simi lares a su sola discrecin sin previo aviso. Las ofertas, planes y tarifas mencionadas estn sujetas a cambio y pueden variar por re a de servicio. Se puede requerir depsito. Sujeto a restricciones adicionales. Trminos y Condiciones … Todos los productos y servicios mencionados estn sujetos a impuestos, trminos de servicio o trminos y condiciones publicados en centurylink.com. Impuestos, Cargos y Sobrecargos … Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos aplicables incluyen un cargo de Servicio de Carrier Universal, un sobrecargo de la recuperacin de costos del proveedor, cargos locales y estatales que varan por rea, y ciertos sobrecargos de ntro del estado. Tarifas de recuperacin de costos no son cargos de impuestos ni requerimientos del gobierno por su utilizacin. Sujeto a impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos basados en la tarifa mensual estndar, no la promocional. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 Fels Wins Rayovac FLW Event on Lake Okeechobee PHOTO/ ROB NEWELLKeith Fels, of Ocala, won the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event on Lake Okeechobee, presented by Power-Pole, with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 54 pounds, 15 ounces. PHOTO/ ROB NEWELLJared McMillan, of Belle Glade, nished runner-up at the rst Rayovac FLW Series event of the 2014 season on Lake Okeechobee, with a three-day total of 52 pounds, 11 ounces.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 Prepare ye for “Godspell,” the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammyand Academy Award-winning composer of “Wicked.” Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand new intimate, one-of-a-kind production. The Tony-nominated score, lled with popular hits, like “Day By Day,” “Light of the World,” and “Turn Back, O Man,” is sure to raise the spirit. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world -and now the community is invited to join in the celebration, as a spectacular ensemble of bright young stars stirs the soul, raises the spirit and lifts the audience right out of their seats. So come sing about love at “Godspell” at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. “Flipside: The Patti Page Story,” winner of 18 National Awards at the Kennedy Center Honors, is a musical celebration of Patti Page’s rise to stardom. The performance takes audiences on a wellconceived journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL Radio Station and features stunning costumes. Written from interviews with Miss Page, “Flipside: The Patti Page Story” features 28 of her greatest hits, including Tennessee Waltz, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window and Mockingbird Hill. It will be presented at the Dolly Hand on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located at 1977 College Drive on Palm Beach State’s Belle Glade campus. For tickets, call the box of ce at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org. A Broadway Favorite and a New Production are coming to the Dolly Hand in January SUBMITTED PHOTODolly Hand Cultural Arts Center presents, “Godspell.” SUBMITTED PHOTODolly Hand Cultural Arts Center presents, “Flipside: The Patti Page Story.” ton Paige (Pahokee) made some key contributions to the all-star game, as well. He nished with seven tackles, three pass breakups and two sacks. “I feel good about getting a chance to display my talent in an all-star game once again,” Paige said. “I’m glad our coaches were there to help us prepare for this game and just ball out.” American senior athlete Jerry Jones (Glades Central) had several touches for his team’s offense. The FAU verbal commit nished with 80 all-purpose yards. “I think I did OK,” Jones said. “I could have done better though.” The other three seniors from the Muck who played for the American team were defensive back Jacob Felton (Glades Central), offensive lineman A.J. Henry (Glades Central) and defensive lineman Howard Hill (Glades Central). “It was a pleasure to play in the game,” Henry said. “It gave us an opportunity to gain more exposure.” American head coach Rod Harris (Palm Beach Central former head coach) was impressed with how the area’s seniors performed in the all-star game. “The kids from the Muck are really fast and athletic,” Harris said. “They’re just football players who can make plays anywhere. They were all a pleasure to coach.” In total, three players from Pahokee and four from Glades Central were represented in the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game. No seniors from Glades Day or Clewiston were selected to play in this year’s all-star showcase. GameContinued From Page 1 PHOTO/ NAJI TOBIAS

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The seminars will be presented at the times and locations below. It takes much more than a good idea and a desire to be one’s own boss to launch a successful business. SCORE’s FREE seminar will talk about what’s required to start a new business, outline the work required, compare being an entrepreneur with working for others and discuss some of the myths and rewards involved. The seminar is designed to help individuals decide if starting their own business is the right thing for them to do.SCORE’s ‘Starting a New Business FREE Seminar’When: Thursday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Where: Palm Beach SCORE Of ce, 500 South Australian Avenue, Suite 115, West Palm Beach Register: Online at SCORE’s website: www. palmbeach.score.org or call 561-833-1672The Power of Email MarketingWhen: Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Pkwy, West Palm Beach Learn best practices, tips and techniques for smart email marketing strategies, including: How email marketing can help your business grow How to target prospects and customers How to avoid being seen as a “spammer” The best ways to build your email list How to come up with effective content for your emails How to help ensure your emails are opened and forwarded How to incorporate Social Media into your Email Marketing Campaign Instructor Alex de Carvalho is the regional development director for Constant Contact, where he helps businesses connect and engage with their customers. Price: $30 in advance, $50 at the Door Register: Online at www.palmbeach.score. org or call 561-833-1672QuickBooks 101 A Comprehensive IntroductionWhen: Thursday, Jan. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Pkwy, West Palm Beach This workshop teaches the basics of QuickBooks to use in an individual’s business. It provides much more than a cursory overview and will help individuals understand: QuickBooks capabilities; available versions of Quickbooks; chart of accounts; how to set up Quickbooks items; how to add new customers and manage existing ones; enter and pay bills, receive payments and make deposits; payroll – and why an individual may not want to do this himself. Price: $30 in advance, $50 at the door Register: online at www.palmbeach.score. org or call 561-833-1672Show Me the Money Business SymposiumWhen: Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Pkwy, West Palm Beach The $25 registration fee will be offset by a $25 gift card presented at the end of the conference, making the event virtually free. The symposium will help individuals discover everything they ever wanted to know about growing and managing their own business in 2014, and getting the funding they need to grow their businesses. Registration is limited to 100, so sign up today. Price: $25 in advance, $50 at the door (Receive a $25 gift card at the end of the session, making advance registration virtually free) Register: online at www.palmbeach.score. org or call 561-833-1672Building a Pro table Online BusinessWhen: Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Pkwy, West Palm Beach Many businesses dream about being successful online, but few achieve it. Bulk Candy Store is a local business that is a great success both online and of ine. Ken Shenkman, one of the owners, shares his expertise about what has and hasn’t worked. Learn basics of Internet marketing for small businesses and essential concepts for online success. Register: online at www.palmbeach.score. org or call 561-833-1672. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 SCORE Palm Beach Jan. 2014 Workshops Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach CountyNeeds your help locating Julian Gomez, 36, from E. Main St., Pahokee. He may also go by the name Julian Gomez-Mendez. Julian Gomez is wanted on a warrant in connection with a charge of violation of probation: battery. Julian Gomez is 5’3” and approximately 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-“TIPS” (8477).

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions HUGE AUCTION: Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment, Misc. ToolsSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeNQAS is recognized as a world leader in the manufacture and supply of replacement parts to suit CASE and John Deere sugarcane harvesters. An exciting opportunity exists within our Clewiston Florida operation for a ‘hands on’ Sales Support & Logistics Coordinator. By nature you shall be a self-starter, results oriented, good-humored, bilingual in Spanish and English and have a solid commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and spare parts advice on a daily basis. You will be responsible for interpreting and following up on customer needs, preparing quotes and orders, invoicing sales, purchasing and coordinating orders for all imported and exported products. Previous parts interpretation experience is looked upon favorably as is a passion in working with mechanical spare parts. To apply please send your Cover Letter and Resume to: rebecca@hrdynamics.com.au Employment Full Time City of Pahokee is accepting applications for: Accounting Specialist (PT) IT Technician (PT) Please refer to www.cityofpahokee.com for more details. All Applicants must pass a drug screening and background check. FIELD ANALYST Full time with bene ts, applications available in LaBelle of ce. Additional information available www. hendryprop.org position open until lled. Hendry County Property Appraiser 25 E. Hickpochee Ave Room A329 LaBelle, FL 33935-5015 863-675-5270 EOE/DFSFWP VETERANS PREFERENCE Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Maintenance Assistant Part Time Palm Terrace of Clewiston is seeking a part time Maintenance Assistant for our Skilled Nursing Facility. Candidate should have general skills in preventative maintenance duties and basic plant operations knowledge to perform repair work. HVAC certi ed, electrical, plumbing, and exp. in a long-term care facility pref’d. Please forward resumes to: DEickelmann@ cypresshealthgroup .com EOE How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Dependable? Kind? Caring? JOIN THE RESCARE HOMECARE TEAM of dedicated caregivers who are making a difference! RN, LPN, Home Health Aide, CNA, and Companion positions available. Special needs in Labelle area. Proven experience and maturity are a must. Competitive Wages offered. Only the best need apply. Reliable transportation required to apply visit: www.rescare. com/careers or call 239-390-0824 EOE/M/F/D/V DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 MASONS — CMU, Brick, Precast, School Project in Moore haven. Immediate Start. Call Tony (239) 206-6057 or Bob (239) 206-6217 We are immediately hiring experienced OPERATORS (Track hoe/dozer/loader) Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume and quali cations. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 Nearly a month’s worth of rain fell during three days in some areas of Miami, while much of Central and South Florida experienced belowaverage precipitation in December, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists reported. “When it comes to the regional water supply, we are still being sustained by accumulated above-average wet season rainfall and a few recent rainfall events,” said Susan Sylvester, chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “It is too early to predict how rainfall in the remainder of the dry season will impact the system.” District-wide, only 0.74 inches of rain fell in November, representing 39 percent of average, or 1.15 inches below average for the month. Miami-Dade County received 3.62 inches of rain, representing 190 percent of average, or 1.71 inches above average. Warm temperatures, close proximity to the Gulf Stream and stalled fronts combined to cause above-average rainfall in portions of Miami both in November and December. The Kissimmee region, the East Caloosahatchee and the Southwest Coast represented the driest portions of the 16-county District, with all areas from Orlando to Naples recording more than 1.21 inches or more below-average rainfall. Coastal areas of Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Broward counties also saw below-average rainfall. Lake Okeechobee stood at 14.16 NGVD on Jan. 2, which is 0.58 inches below its historic average for this date. The lake received 0.37 inches of direct rainfall in December, representing 23 percent of average, or 1.23 inches below average. December Statistics from the National Weather Service: West Palm Beach: tied for the warmest December on record since 1931 at 74.4 degrees Fahrenheit Fort Lauderdale: third warmest on record since 2006 at 74.2 degrees Fahrenheit Miami: second warmest on record since 1931 at 75.3 degrees Fahrenheit Naples: third warmest on record since 1948 at 72.4 degrees Fahrenheit For the calendar year 2013, the average temperatures at these sites rank in the top 10 warmest for each location. South Florida’s Dry Season, November to May About 18 inches of rainfall is the average May and October are important transition months March, April and May are the driest months because evaporation is highest Highlights of the 2013-2014 South Florida dry season forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center include below-normal precipitation and a possibility of near to slightly above-normal temperatures. For reference, South Florida precipitation in an average dry season is 12 to 15 inches in the interior/west; 15 to 21 inches in the east. Miami Sees December Deluge; Rest of South Florida Dries OutWater supply continues to be adequate for this time of year LAKE OKEECHOBEE STOOD AT 14.16 NGVD ON JAN. 2, WHICH IS 0.58 INCHES BELOW ITS HISTORIC AVERAGE FOR THIS DATE. rington said. A student pointed out that under Principal Alejo, Pahokee High began the International Baccalaureate program (IB), received its rst IB diploma within three years – a process that took Suncoast ve years to obtain. Paula Yader-Villa, a teacher at Pahokee High, questioned the board as to why the superintendent and board would opt to place additional stress on everyone with multiple testing sessions scheduled in the coming weeks. “Getting a phone call in the middle of the night is not the way you should have handled this situation,” scolded Pahokee Chamber President Lewis Pope. With a 6-1 vote, the motion carried supporting the superintendent’s decision to transfer Principal Ariel Alejo to another school and to bring Adrian Ocampo to Pahokee. The board made repeated requests to residents and parents to support the new principal for the sake of the students, despite how they might personally feel about the situation. Public MeetingThe situation was addressed later in the week. Palm Beach County School Board member, Marcia Andrews, responded to upset Pahokee residents and parents at a meeting last Thursday night at Belle Glade City Hall regarding the transfer. Pahokee Vice Mayor Felicia Hill wanted to know why Mr. Gent was not present to answer the parents’ questions and whether or not he was aware of the meeting. She also wanted to know how Mr. Gent was able to remove the principal without notice, replace him without any form of community involvement, and what happened to cause the principal to be removed so suddenly. Ms. Andrews assured Ms. Hill and the audience that Mr. Gent was aware of the meeting, but did not know why he was not present to address the community. She further explained that the superintendent can remove or transfer staff at his discretion, but is encouraged to follow the process in place to minimize confusion and prevent legal rami cations. Ms. Andrews explained that the superintendent felt it was urgent to transfer Principal Alejo and to ll his position as quickly as possible, citing the school’s performance on state testing. For her part, Ms. Andrews vehemently disagreed with Mr. Alejo’s quick removal and a process not being followed. “I saw no res that needed immediate attention,” she said. “If his concerns were so important, I would have begun the process immediately,” she added, explaining that a decision would have been reached in the weeks that followed. Vice Mayor Hill said she was very offended over the situation and that this decision was made in West Palm Beach, without local input. No school on the coast would tolerate the same treatment, she said. Ms. Andrews assured the community that she demanded the superintendent stop the transfer and warned that this should not happen again. “I received calls from parents, students, and residents crying over this decision,” she said. PRINCIPALContinued From Page 1

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Employment Full Time SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST Coordinates, develops and prepares operating and capital budgets and forecasts. Prepares monthly nancial performance reports including variance analyses, cost/ volume variances, labor reports, etc. Analyzes results and trends and communicates concerns to management. Performs ad hoc analyses such as capital budgeting and other ROI models REQUIREMENTS Three plus years of previous nancial analysis experience Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting Strong Excel skills including Pivot Tables, V-lookup, MS Query, macros, etc. Experience in nancial ERP systems (SAP/BPC/BW preferred) Previous experience in developing and implementing operating and capital budgets Experience in manufacturing environment highly preferred United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL Jdooley@ ussugar.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ClothingGeniune Harley Davidison Leather Coats Mens 2XL Distressed Brown leather, very nice coat and Womens 2XL with pink lettering and pink hoodie liner. Both in great shape over $800 new will sell his $350 Hers $150 or both for $450 $450.00. (518)926-9341 Apartments1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. DOCK SPACE AVAILABLE (239)337-5859 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. MOORE HAVEN (10th St.) 2br./1ba., Central Air/heat, Ceramic tile, W/D hookup, $550 mo. 1st./Sec. 863-983-9480 or 863-677-0796. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Commercial PropertyApprox 900 sq ft commercial unit for rent on Hwy 27 Clewiston, across from Clewiston Inn. Call for info 239-229-2199 Commercial unit, approx 500 sq ft for rent located in Clewiston, 204 E. Sugarland Hwy. Call for info 239-229-2199 Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON: 3BR, 2BA in Tower Lake Estates, 1822 Matthew Loop. 2010 Like new! $750 mo. + $500 dep. Call (863)599-2632 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public NoticeAVISO 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, 22 de Enero de 2014 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. 459253 CN 1/2,9,16/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 11:30 A.M., in Conference Room # 1, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 460118 CN/CB 1/16/2014 Public NoticeSouth Florida Water Management District PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 permits@sfwmd.gov NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Glades County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. Warr Farm LLC (Warr Farm) 2243 River Oak Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33905, has submitted Application 140103-3 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00248-W to irrigate 244 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from SFWMD C-43 Canal and the project is located in Sections 15,22, Township 42 South, Range 32 East. 459912 GCD 1/16/2014 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the City of South Bay, Florida will hold its General Election on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing three Commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. There will be one commissioner elected representing Seat “1”, one commissioner elected representing Seat “3”, and one commissioner elected representing Seat “5”. Candidates must be a resident and quali ed elector of the City of South Bay. The rst day for qualifying begins January 28, 2014, at noon, and the nal day for qualifying is February 11, 2014, at noon. Candidates must le in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida, during regular of ce hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) until said date and time. Each Candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large. City of South Bay Jessica Figueroa City Clerk 459473 CN 1/16/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 3622 2010 3014334-01003600130 Smith Properties City Walk LLC Lots 40 and 41, in Block 360 of the GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459861 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 3364 2010 2014329-01000710050 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock I Lot 5, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459867 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 1090 2010 1144331-01000000130 Efrain A Salas Lot 13, GREENWOOD FOREST, UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459860 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 4281 2010 4104329-06021870170 Jean Wesler Desvesin And Gaetanne Marie Devesin Lot 17, Block 2187, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459863 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Members of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, may attend and speak at a Community Values Workshop, at 6:00 p.m. on January 23, 2014, at the Harlem Civic Center, 2000 7th St., Clewiston, Florida. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Karson Turner, Chairman 460099 CN/CB 1/16/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 10:00A.M. January 28, 2014, at the District of ce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935.The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and review annual reports.Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346. The Board of Supervisors will meet immediately after adjournment of the Landowners’ Meeting.These meetings are open to the public.Mark D. Colbert, Chairman 460098 CN/CB 1/16,23/2014 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 27th, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1993 Toyota, VIN: 1NXAE09E2PZ032788 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 460096 1/16/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000931 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, v.RAFAEL RUIZ; VOGDALINE RUIZ A/K/A VIGADALINA RUIZ A/K/A VIGDALINA RUIZ; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 19, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 6 AND EAST 30 FEET OF LOT 7, IN BLOCK 207 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 423 W. PASADENA AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, on January 22, 2014 beginning at 11:00 A.M. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from, the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with 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 Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.459075 CN 1/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-000118 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF ORBEN CALDERON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Orben Calderon, deceased, whose date of death was November 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 9th, 2014. Personal Representative: lga Vazquez Calderon 4510 Bragg Court LaBelle, Florida 33935 Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven A. Ramu Attorney for Olga Vazquez Calderon Florida Bar Number: 396702 KAHLE & RAMUNNI, P.A. 1533 HENDRY STREET, SUITE 101 FORT MYERS, FL 33901 Telephone: (239) 791-3900 Fax: (239) 791-3901 E-Mail: ecf@kahleramunni.com 459470 CN 1/9,16/2014 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 4289 2010 4104329-06021900220 Allen C Derrick, Kevin A Derrick and Jon L Derrick Lot 22, Block 2190, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459864 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank c/o Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA, 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 4230 2010 4104329-04021600180 Pedro C & Rosalia Pereiro Lot 18, Block 2160 PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459854 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDChapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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 87 2010 1214328-03000000050 Hernandez Property Investments Lot 5, OLD FORT DENAUD SUBDIVISION, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 153 through 156, inclusive, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459888 CN/CB 1/16/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 3365 2010 2014329-01000710060 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock I Lot 6, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459868 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Broward County, Florida, Case number: FMCE07007734 41/91 on November 18th, 2013 in the matter of Americo R. Betancourt and Vilma G. Miranda, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit:Americo R Betancourt’s undivided one half interest in the following property described hence forth: The North one-half (N ) of the Northwest one-quarter (NW ) of the Northeast one-quarter (N ) of the Southwest one-quarter (SW ) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE ) of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, HENDRY County Florida. A/K/A LOT 3886, MONTURA RANCH ESTATESand on February 20th, 2014, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 459846 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 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 3374 2010 2014329-0100077C010 Daniel Isias Delacruz + Isaias Delacruz + Romy T Delacruz Lots 1 and 2, Block C, LaBelle Terrace, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-01-010-0077-C01.0 Property Address: 275 E. Seminole Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33975 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014 Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459852 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Central County Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, 33440 on the following dates and times: Meeting Date Time Workshop 01/20/2014 2:00 P.M. Workshop 01/22/2014 2:00 P. M. Board Meeting 01/22/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 02/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 03/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 04/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 05/28/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 06/25/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 07/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 08/27/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 09/24/2014 7:00 P. M. Annual Landowner Will be advertised Board Meeting Will be advertised Following LO Board Meeting 11/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 7:00 P. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special Accommodation to participate in these proceeding should contact the District at (863) 983-5797 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 2nd day of January 2014. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 459276 CN 1/2,9,16,23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 822 2010 1274329-01000021020 Elizabeth Carolyn Thompson The South one-half of Tract 64 of LaBelle Ranchettes, an unrecorded subdivision, being more particularly described as follows: The South onehalf of the following described property: The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, less the North 30 feet thereof, reserved for perpetual road right-of-way purposes, being in Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Together with an easement across the West 20 feet of the North onehalf of the East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459857 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 1089 2010 1144331-01000000120 Efrain A Salas Lot 12, GREENWOOD FOREST, UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459858 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2013-CA-000041 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. MARY L NASON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 12-10-2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2013-CA-000041 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Mary I. Nason also known as Mary Nason, Mary I. Nason a/k/a Mary Nason, Glades County, Florida, Tenant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Unknown Spouse of Mary I. Nason also known as Mary Nason, are defendants, the Glades County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, Glades County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 20th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1015.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1732 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 183.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 182.71 FEET; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 178.50 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 78; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 167.87 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF THE CURVED RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE (SAID CURVE BEING CURVED CONCAVE TO THE NORTH, WITH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 40 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 2914.79 FEET, AND HAVING A CHORD LENGTH OF 22.61 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 89 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST) A DISTANCE OF 22.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 9951 W STATE ROAD 78 MOORE HAVEN FL 33471-5675 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 16th day of December, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941) 637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. 458724 GCD 1/9,16/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262010CA000281CAAXMX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff(s), vs. JAY MERCER, et. al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 262010CA000281CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and JAY MERCER; EMILY JOYCE MERCER AND JANE DOE N/K/A CYNTHIA LAFOLETTE are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce C.E. Hall Building, at Hall Building, at 11am on the 12th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, TOWER LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 143 AND 144, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1813 MATTHEW LOOP, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER, THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HENDRY County, Florida, this 11th day of October, 2013. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk HENDRY County, Florida BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need ofa special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, HENDRY County. 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935County Phone: 863-675-5204 MD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Apre ako ki fat avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezven spesiyal you akomodasiyon you yo patisipe nan pwogram sa-a dwe, nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakle Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimdro, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-87701 pasan pa Florida Relay Service, “En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre demarche, contacter rof ce administrative de la Court situe au, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TOD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service,” “De acuerdo con ci Acto 6 Decreto de los Americanos con Impedirnentos. Inhabilitados, personas on necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contact con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte, HENDRY County, 25 EAST HICKPOCT-ME AVENUE, LABELLE FL 33935, County Phone: 863-675-5204 TDD 1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 454784 CN 1/16,23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4332 2010 4104329-06021980220 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Tim Rawson IRA FBO Tim Rawson IRA Lot 22, Block 2198, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459865 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 879 2010 1274329-01000E20340 Juan Esquivel From the intersection of the South line of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of SR 29, run N 03 degrees 51’ W, along the centerline of SR 29, a distance of 400 feet to the P.O.B. Thence N 86 degrees 26’ E 450 feet; thence S 03 degrees 51’ E 125 feet; thence S 86 degrees 26’ W 450 feet; thence N 03 degrees 51’ W 125 feet to the P.O.B. Less the Westerly 50 feet for the right-ofway of SR 29. More commonly known as Business Lots 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38, Section E-2, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014 which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459856 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr 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 2006 4104329-04021410030 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 3, Block 2141, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459866 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U, 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 3668 2010 3014334-01004270080 MTAG Cust for Amherst Asset Mgmt, LLC Lots 10 thru 12, Block 427, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 3-34-43-01-010-0427-008.0 Property Address: 340 W. El Paso Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2014, which is the 20th day of February, 2014. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 459853 CN/CB 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 The Florida Department of Health is raising awareness about the important steps families can take to improve the health of babies and decrease the impact of birth defects. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and the Department is encouraging women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy to take steps to have a healthy pregnancy. “With birth defects impacting one in every 28 babies born in Florida, it is important that families are aware of this serious matter,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for Health and deputy state health of cer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). “The Department works hand in hand with health care providers, families and researchers to improve disease detection and ensure care.” Birth defects are caused by genetic and environmental factors, or a combination of both. The majority of birth defects do not have a known cause. For any woman who is pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the Department recommends that she: Go for a pre-pregnancy checkup and talk with her health care provider about any medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity or seizures. Women of child bearing age should take a vitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. Eat a healthy balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs. Avoid exposure to hazardous chemicals. Check with a health care provider before taking any medications, including over-the-counter medications. Talk to a health care provider about vaccinations. Many are safe and recommended during pregnancy. The right vaccinations at the right time can help keep the mother and her baby healthy. Seek prenatal care as soon as she thinks she may be pregnant. Discuss family medical history with a health care provider and seek advice from a genetic counselor if there is a history of birth defects in the family. The Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR) is a state-wide, population-based surveillance system that identi es children born with birth defects with the goal of determining risk factors, identifying clusters and promoting collaboration to prevent birth defects and reduce associated morbidity and mortality. For more information about the prevention of birth defects in Florida, please visit www.fbdr.org. The Department also partners with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) and the 2014 NBDPN Birth Defects Prevention information packet is available online at http://www.nbdpn.org/ bdpm2014.php. Follow the Florida Department of Health on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Promoting Better Health for Babies Rosenwald ElementaryReading Tips 1. Your child should read a minimum of 30 minutes per day 2. Visit your local public library 3. Visit a local bookstore 4. Have a special time designated to read as a family 5. Read all around: signs, menus, recipes, comics Reading is Easy and Lots of Fun From now until Feb. 14, drop everything and read to be in the “Principal’s Hero Hall of Fame.” Take quizzes to earn points to win prizes. Become a member of a sensational group of outstanding readers. One quiz daily! Points needed to qualify for the February induction into the “Principal’s Hero Hall of Fame” are as follows: Kindergarten: 15 points; rst grade: 25 points; second grade: 35 points; third grade: 45 points; fourth grade: 55 points; fth grade: 65 points. Upcoming Events Nov. 12 to Feb. 14: Reading Counts; Jan. 20: no school; Jan. 30: early release for students, half-day PDD.Lake Shore MiddleParents: As a reminder of the dress code policy for our winter weather, students are allowed to layer their clothing underneath the uniform clothing. They are not permitted to wear pull over sweaters or jackets/sweaters with a hood. Please check the parent/student handbook for more information. The handbook can be found on Lake Shore’s Edline page.Glades Central UpdateWe are currently in diagnostic testing for Math. Diagnostic testing will continue until Jan. 24. The third nine weeks began Jan. 7. Students are encouraged to start strong and attend tutoring. Important Dates Jan. 20: Holiday Jan. 27 to 31: Palm Beach Writes (10th Grade) Jan. 30: LTM/half day for studentsCrossroads AcademyCrossroads Academy students and the science department had things shaking up on Friday, Dec. 13, as they concluded their second annual school-wide Science Fair. Students enter the science fair competition by completing and applying the scienti c method in their science projects. These projects have displayed the students’ skills in technology, math, biology, physical science, chemistry and cooking science. The science boards were judged by eight community leaders, who graded the boards according to the science fair rubric. During this Science Fair, students were able to learn and use their scienti c practices and apply them to real-world challenges. Most of these projects required creative thinking and the ability to think outside the box. At Crossroads Academy, we are committed to provide our students not only with a nurturing and safe environment, but to encourage them to pursue new approaches that address their learning needs in a completely new way. The science department at Crossroads Academy believes that solving science problems can provide students with the ability to think independently. The high school science fair winners were: First place: Cartavis Harvey and Dennis Johnson; second place: Catalina Cruz, Armando Fonseca and Marquevis Webb; third place: Reginald Baker, Johntavious James and Jose Mendoza. The middle school science fair winners were: First place: Keun Cabaza; second place: Nautica Harrold; third place: Joseph Montanelli.PBC Schools Closed on FridayAll Palm Beach County schools and District of ces were closed on Friday, Jan. 10 due to heavy ooding throughout the county. SCHOOL BRIEFS The Glades RV Resort’s fth annual Craft and Gift Show will be on Saturday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Resort is located just off Hwy 80 between Hwy 27 and LaBelle. Watch for the Glades signs as well as signs directing visitors to the location of our Activities Center. Over 30 local crafters, artists and independent sales representatives will be selling: glass garden sculptures, yard art, various kinds of jewelry including those with handmade glass beads and fused glass as well as beadweaving, and clay and glass kiln red jewelry; earring charms, stained glass items; painted shirts, purses, phone cases and steering wheel covers; personalized books for children, greeting cards and 3-D cards, clothes pin bags, specialty picture frames; embroidered shirts, t-shirts and sweatshirts; knitted scarves and jewelry; microwave bowl blankets, aprons, and purses; clocks, crocheted items, tissue box covers and foil lined credit card holders, “Twiggy Bits,” shadow boxes with shells, candies and breads, golf tee retrievers, Swedish weaving, plastic bags and garden stones; homemade noodles, Pocket Plus, Mary Kay, Avon, Pampered Chef and Scentsy. One stop shopping opportunity! Food available for purchase: coffee and donuts until gone, and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. our great value lunch for carry out at only $5 consisting of a pulled pork sandwich, Pat’s famous homemade coleslaw, chips, a cookie and beverage. All items available a la carte as well. Questions? Contact: Eulaine at 765-271-3665. On December 5, 2013, The Fortin Family Development Center located at 110 Harrelle Drive in South Bay, FL. has once again so exquisitely epitomized excellence in Early Childhood Education, earning the highest 5-star rating in Palm Beach County’s Quality Rating System, Quality Counts. According to Mrs. Edwards, Director of the center, “ By continuing to earn the ve-star rating, it is evidence of the sustained commitment in helping parents raise healthy, well-developed babies from birth through age 5”. All of the staff members are credentialed and well-trained in the program improvement tool. It evaluates the pathways that lead to quality, organized into six categories: Space and Furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Activities, Interaction, and Program Structure. Although we are not scored in the Provisions for Parents and Provisions for Professional Needs of Staff, we provide opportunities for our parents and assist staff with their professional needs. Teachers and supporting staff were recognized and rewarded for the outstanding job they have accomplished on December 20, 2013. We strongly emphasize excellent quality care daily. The Glades 5th Annual Craft and Gift Show Fortin Family Development Center Receives ‘5’ Star Rating“We strongly emphasize excellent quality care daily.” “WITH BIRTH DEFECTS IMPACTING ONE IN EVERY 28 BABIES BORN IN FLORIDA, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT FAMILIES ARE AWARE OF THIS SERIOUS MATTER,”DR. CELESTE PHILIP

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE BY THE CITY OF CLEWISTON OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the City of Clewiston that the City intends to use the uniform method of collection for such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the City, with said method of collection to be carried out in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. The City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on February 17, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the City Hall, located at 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, the purpose of which is to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the City of Clewiston to use, in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the City. In 2014, the City may adopt and levy new non-ad valorem assessments for the City’s scal year 2014/2015, some or all of which may continue for more than one year, with said assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the City’s boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments which will be adopted for the City’s scal year 2014/2015, will be levied by the City in order to provide necessary funds for the following reasons: (a) Providing recreation and r elated facilities and services to all residential property located within the boundaries of the City for the purpose of participating with Hendry County in the East Hendry County Recreation Program, and/or (b) Such other lawful obligations and purposes which the City is empowered to provide as authorized by law. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing to be heard regarding the City’s use of the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose said person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this Public Hearing, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the City at (863) 983-1484 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing. CITY OF CLEWISTON 459782 CN 1/16,23,30;2/6/2014 HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE Selection Committee Meeting for RFQ 2014-05 There will be a meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. to review and short list the submittals to three for Design and Permitting Services for Replacing/Widening a Drainage Conveyance Crossing of Whisper Creek on Old CR 78 in Hendry County, Florida. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Conference Room, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The selection committee will meet on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. for presentations from the short listed rms. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Conference Room, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863)-983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 459911 CN/CB 1/16/2014 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014 As part of its comprehensive plan to achieve stringent Everglades water quality standards, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board will consider approval of a land exchange necessary for the expansion of a highly effective water-cleaning wetland on Thursday, Jan. 16. With the land exchange, Stormwater Treatment Area 1 West (STA-1W), just west of Wellington, will grow from 6,700 acres to 11,300 acres of aquatic plants that remove phosphorus and other nutrients from water owing south into the Everglades. Science has proven that Stormwater Treatment Areas are among the most effective tools for cleaning water before it reaches the Everglades. The project is one of 10 components in the state's Restoration Strategies plan to improve Everglades water quality. Key bene ts of the land exchange include: Increasing the size of the treatment area used for cleaning water owing to the adjacent Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Saving approximately $32 million by using lands adjacent to STA-1W, eliminating the need for additional major construction projects that connect to the STA from a remote location. Providing the optimal acreage necessary to allow the District to remain on schedule to meet state and federal discharge limits. Under the terms of the exchange, the District will acquire a total of 4,604 acres of land in an agreement with Florida Crystals and Gladeview Holdings company. Details include: Florida Crystals will convey 2,003 acres to the District and Gladeview will convey 2,600 acres to the District. The District will convey to Florida Crystals approximately 8,700 acres of land, and the company has the option to acquire an additional 55 acres of land. Gladeview will acquire approximately 2,865 acres from Florida Crystals. The District will provide $5,978,474 to Gladeview for the company to relocate its agricultural operations on that site. The District will receive $450,000 from Florida Crystals for environmental restoration. The District will lease back the 4,604 acres to Florida Crystals on an interim basis consistent with construction on the STA-1W Expansion Project. The District will extend two existing leases with Florida Crystals containing approximately 1,691 acres until 2019 at the current lease rate. Closing of the land exchange is targeted for mid-2014.Restoration Strategies ProgressThe STA-1W expansion is the latest project to move forward under the state's Restoration Strategies plan. Construction is already underway on the 15billion-gallon L-8 Reservoir in Palm Beach County. With enough water to ll 34,000 football elds one foot deep, the storage project will deliver consistent ows needed to optimize the District's STAs, including STA-1W, that clean Evergladesbound water. In addition, a contract was approved in October to start construction on the A-1 Flow Equalization Basin south of Lake Okeechobee. With the capacity to hold 60,000 acre-feet of water, the project is designed to capture and store peak stormwater ows during the wet season or heavy rainfall events, and also deliver consistent ows to the STAs. A science plan has also been developed and nine key studies are underway. Key Land Exchange to Improve Everglades Water QualityProperty enables expansion at a strategically located Stormwater Treatment Area for cleaner fresh waterSUBMITTED PHOTO Make time to enjoy a leisurely hike on the Knobby Knee Trail and a covered-dish dinner with the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter. Hikers, birders, photographers and families are invited to meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 in the Screen Room at the Fisheating Creek Campground in Palmdale. Everyone will need to check in at the Camp Store. The day-use fee will be waived for Florida Trail Association members. Non-members will need to pay the campground day-use fee. Bring a covered dish to share, chair, hat, closed-toed shoes, water and insect repellent. For Information, contact Betty Loomis at 863-532-9339 or Margaret England at 863-517-0202. Visit the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter on Facebook for activities. Trail Hike and Picnic PHOTO/ MARGARET ENGLANDKnobby “Cypress” Knees

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $ 19 95 Up to 5 qts, most cars and light duty trucks. Add’l charge for diesel & synthetic. Excludes taxes and disposal fee. WARNING LIGHT ON?FREE SCAN AND DIAGNOSTIC CHECK Call for appt TIRE ROTATION AND BRAKE INSPECTION $ 14 95Most Cars & Light Duty Trucks Call for appt FREE AIR CONDITIONING LEAK CHECKChrysler, Dodge Ram, Jeep vehicles only*Sale prices plus tax, tag, title, $699 dealer fee. Vehicles subjec t to sale. Prices good thru 01/31/14. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. WE BUY CARS!2007 FORD FOCUS SE 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT LT 2010 FORD EDGE LIMITED 2011 DODGE CALIBER 2013 RAM 2500 CREW CAB Automatic, 4 cyl, air, p/w, alloy wheels. Nice clean car! Midsize comfort at small car price! 4 cyl, auto, alloys Comfy leather interior, chrome wheels, 3.5 L, V64x4, SLT package, 6.7L Cummins, tow package. Great for work or play! Roomy and economical, automatic, air, low miles!Mainstreet Package, automatic, p/w, p/l SALE $ 9,995 SALE $ 16,395 SALE $ 23,995 SALE $ 38,995 SALE $ 10,995 SALE $ 11,995#RF0658B #E6185214A#FC09145A#RK20901 #PCL4006A#C185481AO er expires 1/31/14 O er expires 1/31/14 O er expires 1/31/14 Expires 1/31/14 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 16, 2014