April 12, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1 Our Focus is to Make You Comfortable QualityACokee.com 467-1545 0% Financing LIC NO. CAC029420 Thursday, April 12, 2018 Vol. 90, No. 15 50 plus tax 13.57 feetLast Year: 12.21 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Students at MHES receive awards for achievements ... Page 2 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper.gladescountydemocrat.com West Glades School Citizens of the Month ... Page 4 Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 Obits ... Page 4 By Patty BrantSpecial to the Glades County Democrat For years there has been a widely held belief that education training is the way this longtime agricultural area will survive and thrive in the future. Although it is a standing goal to bring vocational training to Hendry and Glades counties on a large scale, the reality has been extremely difcult to accomplish. For several years, both Hendry and Glades have been systematically working toward that goal. The Glades County Regional Training Center (GCRTC) is at the core of the plan, the place where they hope to provide the Progress on training center picks up Special to the Glades County DemocratGlades and Hendry county ofcials are working with various agencies to try to institute more educational programs at the Glades County Regional Training Fa cility. By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Paul Carlisle, who has been a workhorse as head of the Glades County administrative staff for the past four-plus years, may be leaving his post as county manager to take the reins as city manager in Sebastian. Glades County commissioners scheduled a discussion on the matter for Tuesday after learning a few days previous that he was being offered that position. They ended up recessing, so they could continue their talks, until 1 p.m. Friday, April 13. Board Chairman John Ahern said he wanted to hear the views of his fellow commis sioners. Last week, we were made aware that Mr. Carlisle had interviewed on a posi tion with the City of Sebastian and was select ed. He has not accepted the position yet, so were kind of in a state of limbo depending Carlisle may be leaving manager post Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoStudents participate in School Library WeekWest Glades School students in Mrs. Huysmans kindergarten through fourth-grade classes participated in School Library Week by decorating grocery bags with information and illustrations about their favorite books. Winn Dixie provided over 275 bags that were decorated and returned to the store to use for customers groceries. Stop by Winn Dixie and see some of the artwork done by local students.See PROGRESS Page 8 See CARLISLE Page 8 MH man charged with burglary and grand theft ... Page 3
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2018 Hendry Regional Medical Center Welcomes Lisa Marra, MSN, ARNP-C, a family nurse practitioner! Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center 450 South Main Street, LaBelle. To schedule an appointment call 863-675-2356. Special to the Glades County Democrat/MHES Students at MHES receive awards for achievements Moore Haven Elementary School (MHES) held its third Nine Weeks Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 26, for students in pre-K through fth grades. Pre-kindergarten: Effort: Brielle Nasso, Darwin Albarado; Citizenship: Annabelle Jordan, Lyria White; Improvement: Levi Garrett, Jaxon Galloway; Upper Case Al phabet Award: Lyla Light, Grace Seiler, Thomas Toms, Yamileth Alfonso, Darwin Albarado, Daisy Rafael, Adam Garcia, Jaxon Galloway, Jacob Dionne; Lower Case Alphabet Award: Lyla Light, Thomas Toms, Dylan Seiler, Darwin Albarado, Jaxon Galloway, Jacob Dionne; Alphabet Sounds Award: Damiani Delgado, Levi Garrett, Thomas Toms, Kaylianna Thicklin, Jaliayah Davis, Dylan Seiler, Jaxon Galloway, Darwin Albarado; Numbers 1 Award: Yamileth Alfonso, Paisley Farnam, Lyla Light; Numbers 1 Award: Paisley Farnam, Levi Garrett, Liliana Hernandez, Kenley Roberts, Kolton McNeil, Dylan Seiler, Jaxon Galloway, Lyria White; Pup Early Readers Award: Channing Cox, Jacob Clendening, Antonio Dolores, Makinley Garrett, Liliana Hernandez, Kardaro Johnson, Eli Pollard, Jaylah Yanes, Aaron Leitner, Adrian Robles, Gabriel Johnson, Mariah Rios, Ol ivia Jenkins, Owen Taylor Kindergarten: Effort: Nayeli Luevano, Scarlett Hough, Cade Rhymes, Ian Rome ro, Jayden Holmes; Citizenship: LoReal McKissick, Mei-Lin Pedro, Issac Claro, Cort Whidden, Naomi Odom; Improvement: Adrian Lemus, Pedro Sierra-Here dia, Luke Pardo, Lariyah Hall, Anthony Stama-Balestena; Straight As & Es: Isa iah Diaz, Temperance Hough, Kamilah Cleary, Xavier Diaz, Grayson Lanier, MeiLin Pedro, Anjahliza Pope, Araceli Avalos, Zane Brown, Rhett Fulford, Mariya Holmes, Skyler Johnson, Cade Rhymes, Hunter Romine, Avery Savoie, Braelyn Smith, Aryann Greathouse, Carmen Heath, Analia Keon, Jameer Thomas, Cort Whidden, Jada Griner, Alli Ireland, Braylee Lowman, Naomi Odom, Anthony Sta ma-Balestena, Brayden Taylor, Jariyah Thomas; A/B/S Honor Roll: LyNayeli Lue vano, Maria Pedro Ortiz, Andres Queipo, Miguel Secundino, Westin Turner, Keon Goldwire, Adrian Guzman, Scarlett Hough, Grisham Palladino, Pedro Sierra-He redia, Kaden Walker, Islland Richards, Giovany Rodas, Patricia Brinn, Lariayah Hall, Raylan Hodges-Langdale, Ryder Lee, Cody Sullivan, Ismael Zavala Diaz, Tony Goetting, Abram McIver, Urijah Munoz, Lucia Paniagua, Holden Patterson, Darian Perez, Kaiden Pinkston; 100 Book Challenge Award: Nevaeh Peterson, Temperance Hough, Cassie Sexton, Nayeli Luevano, Miguel Secundino, Isabel la Stafford, Claudia Velasquez Gomez, Andres Queipo, Scarlett Hough, Analia Leon, Cort Whidden, Cody Sullivan, Jameer Thomas, Carmen Heath, Aryann Greathouse, Raylan Hodges-Langdale, Patricia Brinn, Ryder Lee, Ismael Zava la Diaz, Maliyah Jackson, Aracelli Avaloz, Cade Rhymes, Braelyn Smith, Avery Savoie, Zane Brown, Braylee Lowman, Jariayah Thomas, Alli Ireland, Lucia Pa niagua, Darian Perez, Anthony Stama-Balestena First grade: Effort: Shelly Morales, Braulia Luevano Torres, Darryl Davis; Citi zenship: Jager Kepford, Eliana Herrera, Rylie Hagan; Improvement: Abelinda Sanchez Lopez; Straight As & Es: Christian Bill, Maci Van DHuynslager, Huck Honnerlaw, Braulia Luevano Torres, Desire Black, Daniel Garrett, Matthew Jef frey; A/B/S Honor Roll: Patrick Arnold, Soa Cardona, Reniyah Jurineack, Gage Rednour, Brayden West,Mason Brewer, Lane Crawford, Jalynn Hendry, Aiden Kelly, Kelly Ramirez, Jude Seiler, Christoval Villalobos, Rylie Hagan, Nevaeh Munoz, Isabella Padro, Brodey Perez, Carlos Lopez, James Brinn, Jaklyn Her nandez; AR Award: Patrick Arnold, Genesis Barahona, Christian Bill, Reniyah Jurineack, Jager Kepford, Cassidy Lara, Jacob Martinez, Asjia Michel, Shelly Morales, Gage Rednour, Maci Van DHuynslager, Brayden West, Lane Craw ford, Braxtyn Davis, Jalynn Hendry, Eliana Herrera, Huck Honnerlaw, Christian Jose-Rafael, Braulio Luevano Torres, Nadiyah Odom, Kelly Ramirez, Jude Seiler, Christoval Villalobos, Desire Black, James Brinn, Daniel Garrett, Rylie Hagan, Lariyoun Hall, Jaklyn Hernandez, Jazlyn Hernandez, Matthew Jaffrey, Carlos Maltez-Lopez, Nevaeh Munoz, Isabella Pardo, Brody Perez
April 12, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 Special to the Glades County Democrat According to a Glades County Sheriffs Ofce report, at some point during the evening hours of April 4 to the early morning hours of April 5, Graham Dairy in Moore Haven had several hundred pounds of insulated copper wire stolen from two of their barns. Deputy Hernandez discovered tire im pressions left by the suspect at the scene and, with the assistance of detectives, tracked the impressions for over 6 miles through neigh boring cane elds to a residence off of Wag on Trail where Daiton Johnson resides. Corroborating surveillance footage, sal vage receipts, the golf cart used and the stripped wire insulation were uncovered in the days following the theft. On April 9, the investigation culminated in the arrest of the 45-year-old on charges of burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. Johnson is being held at the Glades County Jail on a $47,500 bond. Additional charges may be levied against Johnson in connection with a similar theft pending the outcome of an ongoing inves tigation by Detective Sergeant Joe Sapuppo. Daiton Johnson MH man charged with burglary and grand theft Barbara BrownGlades County Womans Club Even though the Glades County Womans Club is a service club, its not all work and no play for this group of dedicated women. At their regular monthly meeting, President Jenny Allen presented several options for the clubs consideration, for fun get-togethers. The one chosen was a trip to Northport to enjoy a day of relaxation at the Warm Mineral Springs Park. The natural spring maintains a temperature of 85 degrees yearround, and contains an estimated 51 minerals, one of the highest mineral contents of any natural spring in the United States. Admission to the springs is $20. Members will assemble at the First Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. on April 28 for the trip to Northport. Even though the park furnishes chairs, Mrs. Allen encouraged members to bring folding ones, as there might not be one available if there is a large crowd. Chairwomen for each committee assigned by Mrs. Allen to serve during the club year are: Ways and Means, Priscilla Spooner; Sunshine, Kelly Brantley; Scholarship, Tina Hein; Membership, Shirley Nugent; Publicity, Barbara Brown; Entertainment, Ruby Branch; Legislative, Marina Langdale; Nominating, Kelly Brantley; and Chaplain, Margaret Brown. A special committee for Cancer Funding was appointed by the president. This committee consists of Priscilla Spooner, Dianne Tillery and Beth Grifn. A discussion followed regarding the number of applicants for free breast cancer screening, and the committee will decide eligibility for applicants, as there have been several from counties other than Glades. Monies from the clubs fundraisers are designated for mammograms for men and women (yes, men get breast cancer, too) and scholarships for graduating seniors. The club voted to award two scholarships in the amount of $1000 each, with one to be awarded at Class Night and one at the Scholarship Dinner. Ofcers for the new club year will be elected at the April meeting and installed May 21. The installation will follow a dinner furnished by members of the club in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. GCWC chooses springs Benet serves BBQA benet BBQ for the Patterson Family will take place Friday, April 13, from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, U.S. 27 in Moore Haven. A BBQ pork sandwich, coleslaw and baked beans will be served for a donation of $8. Proceeds will go to the family. Anyone wishing to donate or help is more than welcome to. Bob-B-Que will be cooking the pork. Tickets can be purchased at the Glades County EOC, 1097 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven from Kari West, Susan Whidden, Aletris Farnam, Lenice Hubbard, Alisha Cockram, or by calling 863-946-6020. Pickup is available, and delivery options are available upon reqeust depending on the lo cation and amount ordered.Lions Club to meetThe Moore Haven Lions Club will meet on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the ofces of the Sheriffs Ofce of Glades County, 1297 State Road 78 in Moore Haven. A major item of business will be the election of ofcers for the ensuing year beginning July 1. All visiting Lions, and all other persons who may be interested, are urged to attend and participate. The club wishes to thank all those involved in any way in making the Easter Sunrise Pancake and Sausage Breakfast a success, which was to benet the Ronald McDonald Homes. For information, call Kirby Sullivan at 863-946-2556.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, is serving dinner on Friday, April 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at VFW Post 9528. Grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and dessert are on the menu. Live music by Lisa. Proceeds to to homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR VFW has breakfastThe Sons of American Vets are serving a full breakfast on Sunday, April 15, at the VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Pro ceeds benet homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882. Ladies Aux serves dinner The AMVET Ladies Auxiliary will serve up a shepherds pie dinner on Wednesday, April 18, at 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 West in Buckhead Ridge to benet veteran services. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR VFW serves dinner The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday, April 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and des sert are on the menu. Live music by Mike and Cheryl. Proceeds will benet homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882. Auxiliary serves breakfastThe VFW Auxiliary will serve a full break fast on Sunday, April 22, at VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Proceeds benet veterans services. For information, call 863467-2882. Glades at a Glance Published byGlades County DemocratServing Eastern Glades County Since 1923 To Reach Us Address: c/o Okeechobee News. 107 SW 17th St. Ste D., Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Website: gcdnews.comTo Submit Newse Glades County Democrat welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories, ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or emailed. e deadline for all news items is 12 p.m. Monday prior to the following ursday's publication. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org........................................................................To Place A Display Ad Call (863) 763-3134, deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. E-mail: email@example.com To Place A Classied Ad Call (877)353-2424 to place a classied advertisement from home. e deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. Fax: 1-877-354-2424 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Billing Department E-mail: email@example.com To Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e Glades County Democrat is delivered by mail or subscribers on ursday and is sold in racks and store locations in the Glades County area.Call (800)282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Glades County Democrat USPS 117920 Published Weekly by Independent Newspapers, Inc. for $39.00 per year including tax. Periodical Class postage paidPublisher: Katrina Elsken Advertising: 863-763-3134E-mail: email@example.comWe Pledge ... To operate this newspaper as a public trust. To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. To report the news with honesty, accuracy, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. To correct our errors and to give each correction to the prominence it deserves. To provide a right to reply to those we write about. To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.Member of Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy photoGlades County Womans Club President Jenny Allen presented a plaque of appreciation to Bobby Sarazen of Bobbys Bangin Bob-B-Que. Mr. Sarazen participated in the Rib Cook-Off during the High-Heel-A-Thon and volunteered to cook more than a dozen additional slabs for the clubs fundraiser. Mr. Sarazen recently began marketing his own Bar B Que sauce, which is available locally at Winn Dixie in LaBelle.
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2018 rf rrfr rntfb t bff tbtt tr Sarah Owens Hytower BELLE GLADE Sarah Owens Hytower was born on Oct. 22, 1939 and passed away at JFK North hospital WPB on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Viewing 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Service at 11 a.m. on Thurs day, April 12, 2018 at St. John First Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade. Rev. Robert L. Rease, Pastor. Arrangements by Butts Memorial Chapel. Obituary Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoSixth through eighth grades: Zoie Gregorio, Michael Waldron, Jessica Chis, Joshua Green, Haylee Randant, Leonardo Carreon. West Glades School Citizens of the Month for MarchWest Glades School awarded kindergarten through eighth-grade students with the Citizens of the Month prizes for March. Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoKindergarten through second-grade students: Selena Comi, John Dupree, Leland Pascual, Jackson Beer, Ashley Aguilar, Aiden Gonzalez, Mia Mendoza, Alondra Villeda, Jordy Cruz, Randy Wallace, Angelina Gallegos, Scarlett Smith. Not Pictured: Valentina Pegueros. Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoThird through fth grades: David Chis, Jesus Reyes, Kaison Romero, Clayton Lynch, Deyde Trejo, Kylie Murawski, Christian Romero, Kaelyn Murray, Uriel Orduna. Not Pictured: Giselle Melgoza. Swing Into SpringSwing Into Spring, a bene t for United Way of Hendry & Glades Counties, will be on Saturday, April 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the RiverBend Motorcoach Resort, 5800 State Road 80 W., LaBelle. Individual tickets are $50 per person. For reservations or aditional information, contact Lisa at 239-433-7559.AA to hold meetingsThe Lakeport Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group invites the public to their open meetings held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Point of Life Fellowship, 15399 State Road 78 W. in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-634-3104.
5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2018 Miscellaneous Notices Contractor Needed that is licensed and insured to build a Preschool. Must be experienced with references or portfolio of work completed. Please send information to: P.O. Box 433, Pahokee, Florida 33476 or abidingfaith. firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Shirley or KR Employment Full Time Triple J Grassing is currently seeking an ex perienced, Crew Lead/ Foreman with a clean driving record. Class A drivers license not nec essary, but will be given preference. Must have experience running a crew. Pay is dependent on experience. This is a working foreman position. If interested, please call Bryan at (239)284-7088. Serious inquires only. Benefits: Weekly Pay Paid Holidays after 90 days & Vacation after one year. Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance after 90 days. 401k after one year We are an Equal Oppor tunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Employment Full Time Triple J Grassing is currently seeking to hire motivated, hardworking, individuals to lay sod. We offer weekly pay, benefits after 90 days, and 401k. You will need two forms of valid ID. If interested please fill out an application in person at 2360 Prince St, Ft. Myers, 33916. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. Benefits: Weekly Pay Paid Holidays after 90 days & Vacation after one year. Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance after 90 days. 401k after one year WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DRUG FREE EMPLOYER. Business Opportunities BUSSES (5) For Sale. Also available a Topper & Corn Machine. Call 561-996-3744 Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers 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 772878-2010 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. Apartments LAKEPORT APARTMENT, 1ST FLOOR, FURNISHED 2BD/1BA, SCREENED IN FRONT PORCH, YARD. $800.00 MONTHLY, 1ST & SECURITY. CALL 863532-5073 Apartments SUGAR COUNTRY APARTMENTS Now Renting Available for Immediate Occupancy 626 West Avenue, Moore Haven Be the first to occupy new affordable units, starting at $405 for 1BR and $461 for 2BR apart ments plus electric. Wa ter, sewer and trash are included in rent. Income limits apply. Energy Star appliances, central heat and air, decorator window treatments. Phone 863-946-6600 or email sugarcountryapts@ centurylink.net for a rental application. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Houses Sale MONTURA Site built 3/2 /2 home in Montura fresh paint inside and out new carpeting. 214-0073. Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/23/2018 10:00 a.m. at 600 E. SUGARLAND HWY Clewiston, FL 33440-3213, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CLEW ISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE reserves the right to accept 2017 HYTR 3H3V532C9HT115262 254560 CN 4/12/2018 Public Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Hendry County Clerk of Court is seeking applications for Staff Accountant Staff Accountant job duties: Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by imputing data, scheduling required jobs, verifying data Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports, verifying information Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files, reconciling accounts Prepares payments by accruing expenses, assigning account numbers, requesting disbursements, reconciling accounts Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data Protects organizations value by keeping information confidential Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed Requires a BS Degree in Accounting or 5 years of ac counting experience. Please send resumes to: Clerk of Court, PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, Attention: Finance Director R oo ng R oo ng Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562 Anabel Miranda (863) 228 6296 EspaolCurt Thompson (863) 677-1064 (863) 983-8559 528 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL See our other listings at www.rawlsrealestate.comCLEWISTON HOMES / MOBILE HOMES 4/4 4155 Pioneer 13th Street $149K 4/3.5 Large lot w/pool 1205 Pinewood $439,9K 2/2 MH 551 Fleetwood St. $55K Reduced 53,9K 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 1900 Ridgill Rd 2/2 $96K (waterfront) SOLD 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K 909 Sawgrass St. 4/3 w/pool & theatre room $269K PENDING 428 E. Pasadena 2/2 w/apt, that is 2/2 $149K PENDING 565 Gratton Rd. 2.84 ac, $89K RENTALS RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. 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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 15000157CAMXAX JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. MARK ALAN PETERSON, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN, JR. A/K/A CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES L. PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES PERRIEN, DECEASED, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat ed July 18, 2017, and entered in 15000157CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and MARK ALAN PETERSON, AS PER SONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN, JR. A/K/A CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES L. PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES PERRIEN, DECEASED; MARK ALAN PETERSON; DEBORAH PER RIEN; DAWN PERRIEN; JANALEE PERRIEN; LISA PERRIEN; PHILIP PERRIEN; SCOTT PERRIEN; GREG PERRIEN A/K/A GREGORY MICHAEL PERRIEN; LYNN PERRIEN A/K/A LYNN MARSHALL PERRIEN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT are the Defendant(s). Sandra Brown as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps, South Door 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471, at 11:00 AM, on May 31, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN STATE LOT 3, FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A STATE PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 13, RUN NORTH 89 11 20 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 13, A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE AS RUN BY W. T. WALLIS, JR. IN 1926 AND BALANCED; THENCE NORTH 33 59 EAST ALONG THE SAID 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE A DISTANCE OF 504.13 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 51 WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION AND ACROSS STATE ROAD 721 TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 721 A DISTANCE OF 70.88 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 27 51 WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 138.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 20 WEST A DISTANCE OF 135.66 FEET TO P.O.B; THENCE SOUTH 27 51 EAST A DISTANCE OF 140.42 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF WAY LINE OF S. R. 721; THENCE SOUTH 33 26 WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S. R. 721 A DISTANCE OF 68.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 27 51 WEST 141.64 FEET; THENCE NORTH 34 20 EAST A DISTANCE OF 67.83 FEET TO THE SAID P.O.B. Property Address: 436 COUNTY ROAD 721 LOOP NE A/K/A 2751 COUNTY RD 721 LOOP, MOORE HAVEN FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of March, 2018. Sandra Brown As Clerk of the Court By: As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on this form, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the attached form (see website) and return it to email@example.com as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Upon request by a qualified individual with a disability, this document will be made available in an alternate format. If you need assistance in completing this form due to your disability, or to request this document in an alternate format, please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, phone (863) 675-5229, e-mail doliver@ ca.cjis20.org 252476 GCD 4/12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY HENDRY COUNTY STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAMHendry County hereby announces that funds for Housing Assistance are available from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. Fund ing for fiscal year 2016/2017 through fiscal year 2017/18 have been allocated from SHIP. Funds will be made available for first-time homebuyers assistance. Hendry County will be hosting two homeowner orientations to explain the program details and answer questions applicants may have. The first home owner orientation will be conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Hendry County Extension Office, located at 1085 Pratt Boulevard, LaBelle, FL 33975. The second homeowner orientation will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Hendry County Annex Offices, Janet B. Taylor Auditorium, 1100 S. Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. Individual applications for down payment assistance will be available begin ning on Friday, April 27, 2018 through Friday, May 25, 2018 or until funds are expended. The applications will be available on the Hendry County website and at the Hendry County Housing Department locations at 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida and 1100 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, Florida. Contact the Hendry County Housing at 863-675-5297 or Sabrina.Gadson@hendryfla. net for more information. The program does not reimburse for homes that has already been purchased. The application period is for thirty (30) days, beginning Friday, April 27, 2018 or until all funds have been expended. Applications will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All applications must be received by the Housing Department, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018. Pick up/drop off time for the Clewiston office is as follows: Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Thurs day and Friday. Pick up/drop off times for the Labelle office is as follows: Monday through Wednesday 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Thursday and Friday 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program criteria and requirements as set forth in Chapter 67-37, Florida Administrative Code and are frequently modified and amended. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to close any program application period by Board resolution. Hendry County SHIP programs do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, age or any other protected classes. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IS A FAIR HOUSING, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION485015 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2017-00560-CAAXMX ERNESTO GOMEZ AND ANA MARIA GOMEZ, Plaintiff, v. JAMES A. CROSSER, an individual, and RBC CENTURA BANK, Defendant, NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: JAMES A. CROSSER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 10500 Woldrich Street Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342 And 10545 Woldrich Street Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342 CURRENT ADDRESS: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following property in Hendry County, Florida: Tract 6 Block G, being in the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida also known as Lot 6 in Block G of Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded plat. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on or before mAY 11, 2018, on The Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 14850 SW 26th Street, Suite 204, Miami, Florida 33185, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in THE CLEWISTON NEWS. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court ADA Coordinator at (305) 349-7175 or (305) 349-7174 (T.D.D.), no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 29th day of March, 2018. Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 253159 CN 4/12,19/2018 State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Notice of Proposed Agency ActionThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice that it proposes to approve No Further Action Proposed with Institutional Controls or with Engineering and Institutional Controls and issue a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contaminated site. The Phillips 66 Company (Phillips 66) is seeking this order in reference to FDEP Site ID # 22-8519722, Former Circle K #7276, 284 Highway 27, Moore Haven, Glades County, Florida, and intends to restrict exposure to contamination in the following manner. There shall be no use of the groundwater under the Restricted Area. There shall be no drilling for water conducted on the restricted area, nor shall any wells be installed on the Restricted Area other than monitoring wells pre-approved in writing by the FDEPs Division of Waste Management (DMW) in addition to any authorizations required by the Division of Water Resource Management (DWRM) and the Water Management District (WMD). For any dewatering activities on the Restricted Area, a plan approved by the FDEPs DWM must be in place to address and ensure the appropriate handling, treatment, and disposal of any extracted groundwater that may be contaminated. Existing storm water features shall not be altered, modified or expanded, and there shall be no construction of new storm water swales, storm water detention and retention facilities or ditches on the Restricted Area without prior written approval from FDEPs DWM in addition to any authorizations required by the DWRM and WMD. A revised exhibit must be recorded when any storm water feature is altered, modified, expanded, or constructed. Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the draft restrictive covenant, and the FDEPs Preliminary evaluation are available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except legal holiday at FDEP, South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to Institutional Control, real property owner(s) of any property subject to the Institutional Control, and residents of any property subject to the Institutional Control have 30 days from publication of this notice to provide comments to the FDEP. Such comments must be sent to Ms. Mary Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org), FDEP, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, FL 32399. 253568 CN 4/12/2018 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB LIC HEARING on May 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact sec ond reading of an ordinance which is set forth as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, ABANDONING AND VACATING AN ALLEY AND A 5 EASEMENT, LOCATED IN BLOCK 354 OF THE GEN ERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED, LOCATED AND LYING ON OR BETWEEN LOTS 30 THROUGH 33 ON THE NORTH AND LOT 34 TO THE SOUTH. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerks office, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerks office at (863) 983-1484, ex tension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Mary K. Combass, Interim City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 253771 CN 4/12/2018 Hendry County Legals Hendry County Legals NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Michael C. Harrington 2029 Schooner Dr. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Donnie R. Miller 5013 N. Obispo Cir. LaBelle, FL. 33935 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592.El Aviso se da por Este Medio:Informamos que su eligibilidad para votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, a mas tardar 30 dias despues de la fecha de este aviso publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y el procedimiento de resolver este caso. La falta de respuesta puede resultar en la determinacion de ineligibilidad por parte del Supervisor, y su nombre sera eliminado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. Llame al 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Brenda K. Hoots Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 253761 CN 4/12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency ActionThe South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue renewals of the following Everglades Works of the District Permits (Chapter 40E-63 Fla. Admin. Code) with conditions within the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida. The permits approve the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP) Plan(s) and water quality Discharge Moni toring Plan(s). The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permits pertain to phosphorus only. Permittee within the permit(s) refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit(s) and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report(s): Permit 50-00018-E (Application 170323-23), issued on April 4, 2018, to United States Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 and other named owner/operators for a project called United States Sugar Corporation, consisting of approximately 65,461.78 acres including all or parts of the following: Sections 24, 25, 36, T41/R37; Sections 19, 30-32, T41/R38; Sections 1, 12, 13, T42/R37; Sections 1, 6-7, 18, 25, 36, T42/R48; Sections 6-8, 16-18, 29-32, T42/ R39; Sections 22-27, 34-39, T43/R37; Sections 1, 7, 18-19, T43/R38; Sections 4-9, 15-17, 21-22, T43/R39; Sections 2-11, 15-36, T44/R35; Sections 19-21, 23, 28-35, T36/R44; Sections 1-3, 12, 19, T44/R37 Palm Beach County; and, Sections 1-2, 11-14, 23-26, 36 T44/R34; Sections 16, 21-22, 27-28, 34-35, T45/R34; Sections 3, 10, 15, 22, T46/R34, Hendry County, discharging to L-1 East, Hillsboro, Ocean, Bolles, North New River, Miami and West Palm Beach Canals. The Staff Reports setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permits, issued on the date listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561-682-6911, by e-mail at email@example.com, or by accessing the Staff Reports directly from the Districts website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The Districts proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., the following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. Right to Request Administrative Hearing A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by any of the above listed South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD or District) action(s) has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action(s) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a SFWMD decision which affects or may affect their substantial interests shall file a petition for hearing with the Office of the District Clerk of the SFWMD, in accordance with the filing instructions set forth herein, within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: (1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or (2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. Receipt of written notice of agency decision means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take final agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take final agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to file a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. If the District takes final agency action which materially differs from the noticed intended agency decision, persons who may be substantially affected shall, unless otherwise provided by law, have an additional Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, point of entry. Any person to whom an emergency order is directed pursuant to Section 373.119(2), Fla. Stat., shall comply therewith immediately, but on petition to the board shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible. A person may file a request for an extension of time for filing a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for filing a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certificate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Filing Instructions The petition must be filed with the Office of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or e-mail. Filings by facsimile will not be accepted. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Districts normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Any document received by the office of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional filing instructions are as follows: Filings by mail must be addressed to the Office of the District Clerk, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Office of the District Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMDs security desk does not constitute filing. To ensure proper filing, it will be necessary to request the SFWMDs security officer to contact the Office of the District Clerk. An employee of the SFWMDs Clerks office will receive and file the petition. Filings by e-mail must be transmitted to the Office of the District Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. The filing date for a document transmitted by electronic mail shall be the date the Office of the District Clerk receives the complete document. A party who files a document by e-mail shall: (1) represent that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of the proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause and that the party shall produce it upon the request of other parties; and, (2) be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Sections 120.54(5)(b)4, and 120.569(2)(c), Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identification of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD identification number, if known. 2. The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petition and petitioners representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMDs decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 7. A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMDs proposed action. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Section 120.68, Fla. 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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 12, 2018 upon that. Hes still working with the City of Sebastian on the contract, so nothings nal ized, he said. Mr. Ahern added that he was still under contract with Glades County. The chairman also said hed checked with County Attorney Richard Pringle about procedure and that he said commissioners could just recess their regular meeting until later when more information was available so they could take ofcial action if needed without having to advertise and call a special meeting, since the matter already had been put on the regular meeting agenda. Mr. Ahern opened the oor for comments and questions from other commissioners. Donna Storter Long spoke rst, relating that rst of all, I was pretty mad at Mr. Carlisle and I told him that, but I understand. She asked him, If you do accept it, is there a time certain that you already know that would help us decide if we want to wait and talk about it ... ? They want me there May 1, if we can come to terms, he answered. I havent seen the nal draft yet. This is a tough decision, because I love Glades County and I love working with all of you. Its weighing heavy, but I have discussed with them to allow me, if the board wants, to do a consulting agreement where I can come and consult, if they would allow me to come back to the county ... one day a week at least for a month after that to try to keep things moving. He said he could do necessary tasks via internet and phone, if necessary. Mr. Carlisle said he expected to receive a nal proposal on Tuesday afternoon and that the Sebastian City Council would be considering it on Wednesday. Mr. Ahern polled commissioners on when they could meet next and learned only Ms. Long would not be able attend a Friday meeting in person. She said shed call in but pointed out she would not be able to vote by phone if one was taken. None of the other commissioners had much to say, although Tim Stanley threw in, Hopefully, this contract fails tomorrow... which caused everyone to laugh. Ms. Long interjected that she didnt think it would be fair to ask or expect a new employer to let Mr. Carlisle divide his duties, even for one day a week, although Mr. Stanley said, We havent got anybody, so I would be more than glad to have him one day a week ... as long as weve got his advice because theres a whole bunch of stuff on the re that we havent nished yet. Chairman Ahern noted hed already made a list of things in the works that the board would need to keep an eye on or study so that were all on the same page, and Ms. Long said, Mr. Chairman, that was a great thought; perhaps we need Mr. Carlisle to do that whether he comes or goes. The county manager said, Ive already worked on that, tried to remember everything and put it on paper because a lot of stuff is just routine. Ms. Long said she had one other concern, saying she thought the board should rescind Mr. Carlisles authority to hire and re staff until he decided whether he was leaving, putting it into a motion that the board then passed on a 4-1 vote, with Mr. Stanley voting no. training that will spark this areas economic rebirth by providing trained employees for manufacturing and logistics jobs. Interest has waxed and waned over the years as a number of large companies have shown strong interest in the center, then backed away as the recession took its toll. Now the counties are again ready to pool their efforts to make that center, which is located at the junction of U.S. 27 and State Road 78 near the Glades County Sheriffs Ofce and health department, a focal point for growth. Several years ago, the State of Florida provided $3.5 million for the centers rst year and Glades kicked in $500,000 for the building and parking lot, along with another $1 million for infrastructure, including roads, power and water. The facility is currently offering GED and citizenship classes, provided by the Glades County School Board, and commercial driver license classes, run by Suncoast Trucking. At a joint meeting on Thursday, April 5, commissioners, administrators and educators from both counties continued brainstorming about the future of GCRTC and its potential impact on the area. A successful training program like the one envisioned for the center could provide residents with good, solid employment and the county with economic stability. Planners know that goal is not yet in reach, and they know they will need support from outside the immediate area to make it so. One of the topics of discussion was lining up just that kind of support. In previous conversations, the commissioners had discussed hiring a director for the facility. At this joint meeting, however, they were more inclined toward hiring a single administrative person to coordinate the center. The planners had a consensus that the GCRTC should be run through the Local Educational Agency (LEA), keeping control of the project local. The hope, though, is that an experienced educational entity can be found to underwrite and run the project. Planners are looking forward to providing a center like the Immokalee Technical College (known as iTech), on a smaller scale. Collier County Public Schools, with its highly successful iTech facility, is willing to work on the project. In fact, CCPS Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton is scheduled to visit here in the next few weeks. Assistance is also being sought from Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University, Florida Southwestern College, Fort Myers Technical College and other institutions. An experienced educational entity would be able to run the facility and expand into appropriate courses for incoming businesses. Perhaps, a local volunteer from the VISTA program (Volunteers In Service To America), which would not require any local funding, would be useful as well. Planners are seriously considering using money from Hendry, Glades and the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board (each has pledged $20,000) for three years to cover salary and benets for an adminis trator to coordinate the facility. State Sen. Denise Grimsley is looking at possible funding that might be available from Senate Bill 10, which expedites con struction of a water storage reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Tuition may also provide some funding. Planners agreed that they need to mar ket the center to area high school students, including Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee and other surrounding counties, to make the project viable. There are many variables to consider, but the commissioners would like to see some additional progress for the fall term. They realize local students are at an econom ic disadvantage and that this center could ultimately provide them with a way of life through a good living in a trade. The two county commissions will meet again on June 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Glades County to continue sharing information and discussion points. PROGRESSContinued From Page 1 CARLISLEContinued From Page 1 MOORE HAVEN SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is currently in need of volunteers for Glades County. SHINE is part of a national volunteer program that provides free and unbiased counseling services to Medicare beneciaries. SHINE counselors help seniors to make informed decisions about their health insurance coverage. Since the SHINE programs inception in 1993, SHINE volunteers have helped Florida seniors and their caregivers save millions of dollars. SHINE counselors bring peace of mind to those who need guidance in understanding and accessing health insurance options. For more information on how you can become a trained volunteer Medicare counselor, please call the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Floridas Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 or visit www.Florida SHINE.org. SHINE is seeking volunteers