April 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Vol. 90, No. 1650 plus tax13.41 feetLast Year: 11.96 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level MHMHS students on honor roll list ... Page 3 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper.gladescountydemocrat.com SFWMD approves land purchase from willing seller ... Page 8 Most of the big lakes water loss is to evaporation ... Page 2 Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 Buckhead Ridges Bonnie Shop will be back ... Page 6 By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Paul Carlisle is leaving his position as Glades County manager before the end of the month, commissioners learned last week before agreeing Friday to keep him on as a consultant for one day per week for at least the next 45 days. Termination of the managers contract was accomplished through board approval of a one-sentence letter to him accepting his resignation, which read, This letter shall acknowledge our mutual agreement to cancel and terminate the contract between Glades County and you effective April 27, 2018, with out further recourse by either party. County Board Chairman John Ahern start ed off by briey explaining the action the com Paul Carlisle leaving Glades employ By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat BUCKHEAD RIDGE Wide-open rangeland along State Road 78, where presently only cows and cattle egret dwell, is set to soon become G. Harvey Estates, a new subdivision with hundreds of homes and a strip of commercial development. As soon as developer Glenn Harvey gets the go-ahead on his plans from Florida state agencies that are reviewing them, the 500-plus-acre tract will begin to be transformed. The area is in Glades County, about 3 miles southwest of the SR 78 bridge over the Kissimmee River that marks the Okeechobee/Glades county line. Asked about the status of the project last week, Glades County Manager Paul Carlisle said that Mr. Harvey is working on his development plat and everything; so its being worked on. Hes getting all his plats and planning and all that done. Although the project has not formally begun moving through the county review process, activity is ramping up behind the scenes. I actually have Johnson (Engineering) doing the review of the plat; they sent it, the DOT (Florida Department of Transportation) is reviewing it, so theres some steps that have to happen, Mr. Carlisle said. That is what theyre doing, ling a formal application, he explained. The state reviews are part of the process; they send in to get a plat and their development agreements and the comprehensive plan amendments. Now, a permit to start building something all this has to happen rst. It hasnt been before planning and zoning because were working on the DOTs comments, Mr. Carlisle added. Once developer Harveys representatives have worked out details of the development plans with the state bureaucracy, they will be submitted to the Glades County Community Development Department and go through staff review, then be presented to the Planning and Zoning Board for its recommendation to the full Glades County Board of Commissioners. New subdivision proposed on SR 78 Special to the Glades County Democrat On April 12, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved the purchase of 2,510 acres in Glades County that will expand the ongo ing Lake Hicpochee Shallow Hydrologic Enhancement Project. This project will benet the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary and watershed by adding opportunities for water storage. Its simple math, really. More completed projects mean more water storage opportunities, said SFWMD Governing Board member Jaime Weisinger. Some might glance over this as just another approval to purchase land, but in fact this action ushers in an important restoration project to benet the Caloosahatchee River. SFWMD began construction of the rst 670 acres in April 2017. This $18.4 million project adds approximately 1,500 acre-feet of shallow water storage while improving the areas ecology. The rst phase is expected to be completed in October of this year. The 2,510-acre purchase from A. Duda & Sons Inc. uses funds specically appropriated by the Florida Legislature in 2016. This acreage could provide another estimated 9,000 acre-feet of shallow storage for local stormwater and Lake Okeechobee regulatory releases that would otherwise go into the Caloosahatchee Estuary. Additionally, SFWMD is in the process of building the massive C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir farther downstream. Once complet Stage set for expansion of Lake Hicpochee Special to INI Florida/ SFWMDThis photo, taken in February 2018, shows the ongoing construction of the Lake Hicpochee Shallow Hydrologic Enhancement Project, which is expected to be completed in October. See CARLISLE Page 4 See LAKE Page 4 See HOMES Page 4 West Glades students named to honor roll...Page 4
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 By Katrina ElskenINI Florida Weather patterns are on track to drop Lake Okeechobee to 12.5 feet by the start of the rainy season, according to a forecast shared at the last meeting of the 16 County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie and Calo osahatchee Estuaries, and Lake Worth La goon. Not all forecasters agree with the pre diction and of course the meteorologists have no control over Mother Nature. It will rain or not no matter what they predict. The forecasters also have no control over how rapidly water leaves the lake. While much of the water that enters the lake is controlled by the South Florida Water Man agement Districts locks, culverts and other water control structures, there are no human controls on most of the water that leaves the lake. Thats because most of the water that leaves Lake Okeechobee does not go east, west or south; it goes up into the air. Evaporation and evapotranspiration estimates are based on historical data. While some water from the lake has been released south since the start of the dry season, and some is released west to prevent saltwater intrusion in the Caloosahatchee River, no water has been released east this year. The water released east and west is minimal compared with the lakes total volume. The lake level is dropping due to the warm tem peratures and sunny skies. If the level does drop to 12.5 or lower, it will be a good thing for the lake, according to biologists. Lake Okeechobees ecology needs regular periods of low water. The hab itat for the sh and the wading birds depend on a healthy system of marshes. Ideally, Lake Okeechobee should never rise above 15.5 feet and should drop to about 12 feet most dry seasons, states Lake Okeechobee: A Synthesis of Information and Recommendations for its Restoration, by P. N. Gray, C. J. Farrell, M. L. Kraus, and A. H. Grom nicki. The study, published in 2005 by Audubon of Florida, was funded in part by the Batchelor Foundation and by the Everglades Foundation. Whats the difference between evaporation and evapotranspiration? Websters Dic tionary explains that evaporation is the move ment of water to the air from sources such as the soil, canopy interception, and water bod ies. Evapotranspiration is the sum of evapora tion and plant transpiration from the Earths land and ocean surface to the atmosphere. Evaporation and evapotranspiration rates are difcult to measure. Scientists use differ ent models. On average, they estimate Lake Okeechobee drops from around 4.3 ft. to more than 5 ft. each year due to the move ment of water into the air. A study conducted in Florida in 1995 by the United States Geological Survey found there are many factors in play including the temperature of the air, temperature of the water, depth of the water, temperature of the soil under the water, horizontal wind speed, vertical wind speed. Water evaporates more quickly in open water, less quickly in marshy areas. Soil composition and types of vegetation affect evapotranspiration rates. Evaporation rates in open water increase on a sunny, cloudless day. Evaporation Estimation for Lake Okeechobee in South Florida, by Wossenu Abtew, published in the June 2001 edition of Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering analyzed meteorology data from 1993-1997 and estimated a loss of 132 centimeters per year (about 4.3 feet) from evaporation. Evapotranspiration Estimate for South Florida published in 2003 by Wossenu Abtew, Jayantha Obeysekera, Michelle Irizzary-Ortiz, Danielle Lyons and Anna Reardon, found that average evaporation rates in the South Florida Water Management District range from 122 cm (about 4 ft.) in the north part of the SFWMD to 137 cm (about 4.5 ft) in the south. Evaporation and evapotranspiration are functions of solar radiation, temperature, wind speed, vapor pressure decit, atmo spheric pressure, characteristics of the surrounding environment and type and condition of vegetation. South Florida is an area of high rainfall, high humidity and generally low wind speed. Air temperature is high with relatively warm winter months. Solar radiation is abundant with seasonal and daily variation, the authors state. Annual lake evaporation in the continental United States ranges from 51 cm in the extreme northeast to 218 cm in Southern California, the authors note. The 2005 Audubon study estimated water loss to evaporation around 5 ft. per year usually higher during dry periods. In an average year, Lake Okeechobee receives enough rain and inow to raise it about 7.5 feet (note: this discussion of the water budget uses rounded numbers for simplicity). This water does not come in at once, but is spread over the entire year, thus the lake does not actually rise 7.5 feet each year. Roughly 5 feet of this water will evaporate, leaving 2.5 feet of water in the lake. On average, irrigation and municipal demands use 1 to 2 feet of lake water per year, leaving an excess of about one foot of water that must be discharged, the 2005 Audubon report explains. While water is coming in through direct rainfall into the lake, and runoff from the north of the lake throughout the year, water is also leaving the lake through evaporation all year, the researchers explain. Nothing about water management is simple, but in simple terms that additional about one foot of water is what went east and west in 2016, helping to disrupt the salinity levels in the estuaries and contributing to the conditions that spawned a massive algal bloom. That extra one foot of water is what the environmentalists hope to send south through the Central Everglades Planning Project, and what they want use pro posed Everglades Agricultural Reservoir and accompanying stormwater treatment areas to store, clean and move south to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. That scenario the option of sending the excess water south will also depend on how much water is already south of the lake from direct rainfall. In 2017, there was so much water in the water conservation areas south of the lake that 8.7 billion gallons of water had to be backpumped into the lake to protect the Everglades wildlife and also pro tect the east coast protection levy. (Not that this made much difference to the lake. One inch of the lake is about 12 billion gallons of water.) Had the EAA reservoir been in place in 2017, it likely would have been lled by direct rain and local runoff with no capacity left to store water from the lake. Politicians and water managers often re mind the public that when it comes to issues of water quality and quantity in South Flori da there are no silver bullets, no easy solu tions. Understanding the scope of the issues involved is a start. Most of big lakes water loss is to evaporation Member Spotlight Are you ready for the summer? Sweet Party Rentals sweetpartyrental.com 863-983-2020 Big Lake Crusiers rf rrfr rntfb t bff tbtt tr A continuing series TRUTH
April 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 MH Lions Club to meetThe Moore Haven Lions Club will meet on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the offices of the Glades County Sheriffs Office, 1297 State Road 78 in Moore Haven. A major item of business will be the election of officers 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 benefit the Ronald McDonald Homes. For information, call Kirby Sullivan at 863946-2556Library meeting canceledThe Friends of the Glades County Library meeting scheduled for May 21 has been canceled. The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be scheduled in the fall.Kindergarten orientationWest Glades School (WGS), 2500 S. County Road 731 S.W. in LaBelle, will have kindergarten orientation on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. If you have a child entering kindergarten at WGS, please attend, and bring birth certicate, shot record, physical and proof of address.I scream for free booksI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream and free books. Moore Haven Elementary, 401 Terrier Pride Drive in Moore Haven, is hosting a family fun night on May 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria. Families are invited to attend to play bingo for books and enjoy free ice cream sundaes. They have tons of books for summer reading. Swing Into SpringSwing Into Spring, a benet 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.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 SR 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday, April 20, 5:30-7 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 dessert. Live music by Mike and Cheryl. Proceeds to benet homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882. AA to hold meetings The 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. 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. 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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 Moore Haven Middle-High School has announced their honor roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year. A Honor Roll Twelfth grade: Rosemary Aragus, Nathan Harris, Patrick Hein, Maricela Rubio and Amber Summerall. Eleventh grade: Angel Galvez, Austin Lee, Jacey Ridgdill and Destiny Williams. Tenth grade: Kiyah Coco and Horacia Pereira. Ninth grade: Ashley DeSantiago and Aleah Turtle. Eighth grade: Salena Baeza, Ryan Cowen, Sierra Hart, Jose Mirabal, Rosmary Rubio and Bryant Williams. Seventh grade: Adriano Cardenas, Miguel Castro, Lillian Everett, Dayshaun Johnson, Shirley Mazariegos Morales and Andre Ortiz. Sixth grade: Chaz Brown, Caydence Cisneros, Samantha Flynn, Mackenzie Rednour and Jaliyah Thomas.A/B Honor Roll Twelfth grade: Brooks Bass, Tiffany Cabrera, Oscar Galvan Jr., Aldulvar Gary Jr., Kimberly Hogan, Araya Lennon, Rachel Lowman, Cristina Maria, Sidney Platt, Liani Puente, Logen Redus, Angell Rodriguez Zamarripa, Luis Salgado, Alexis Stoppiello and Talen Walker. Eleventh grade: Katherine Blanton, Gracie Goodwin, Lacy Green, Jaime Hingson, Walker Keen, Taylor Kirtland, Ashton Powers, Hunter Sanders, Oniel Satchwell, Justin Sexton, Conner Thomas and Raymond Tolen. Tenth grade: Robert Agosto, Katie Beck, Larry Casellas, Olivia Cook, Madison Corwin, Zahn Cunningham, Nyah Davidson, Christopher Eaton, Maria Galvan, Sheldon Garcia, Jasmine Konold, Kimberly Mitchell, Evan Navarro, Raul Ortiz Jr., David Perry, Joe Perry, Zedric Redd Jr., Makayla Strenth, Yolanda Tapia, Atrelle Thomas and Kaleb Thomas. Ninth grade: Michael Agosto, Isaiah Bishop, Madelyn Brewer, Julio Escobar Jr., Daniela Garcia, Josiah Garcia, Kooshee Henry, Wilson Hernandez Oxlaj, Jenny Par do, Brice Prowant, Lizbeth Rico, Lizbeth Ruiz Luevano, Eebonik Simmons, Jakhia Smith and Zorian Tullock. Eighth grade: Laisha Alfaro, Anthony Cobiella, Jamari Edwards, Savannah Palm er, Camden Rhymes, Hector Rodriguez III, David Strenth and Kaniriya Williams. Seventh grade: Marvin Anderson III, Rohan Campbell, Aliyah Cardona, Alondra Chiquito, Emmanuel Endo, Aldavion Gary, Ruby Jose-Matias, Jamarion McCoy, Sean Miner, Dyveesha Myers, Stephen Redus, Rubi Rodriguez, Ladd Thomas and Evan Wilson. Sixth grade: John Agosto, Kevin Anto nio, Brian Batista, Mackenzie Cockram, Ash lynn Collins, Hayden Davis, Aliany Domin guez, Armando Esparza, Dmari Hallback, Elissa Herrera, Margarito Martinez Jr., Ever Mazariego-Morales, Edgar Murillo Jr., Lanai ya Myers, Blake Patterson, Clifton Royal, An gel Sangabriel, Colby Spooner, Abby Story, Omariana Thomas, Calia White and Emily Woznick. MHMHS students on honor roll list Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoWest Glades School continues to Pay It ForwardThe second-grade classes wrote letters to the Coral Springs Police Department and to some of the ofcers involved in the Parkland shooting. They also placed their hands on a banner saying thanks. The department received our poster and letters today and sent their thanks to West Glades School for thinking of them. The second guy from the left is a friend of ours, and he was brought to tears by the thoughtfulness of our students.
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 Special to the Glades County Democrat West Glades School announced their third nine weeks honor roll students for the 2017/2018 school year.A Honor Roll First grade: Brody Black, Colton Dorn, Fate Johnson, Nathan Molina, Coy Murray, Ashlynn Summeralls, Sierra Townsend, Aiden Gonzalez, Reid Sewell, Beharry Maldonado, Dakota Herrold, Tomas Santos, Estrella Reyes, Delilah Murray, Selena Comi-Sanchez, Anna Cahuich, Israel DeSantiago, Jacob Jordan, Colt Meyer, Charlotte Nelson, Jaxon Williams, Jayna Williamson, Addison Worley and Jordy Hernandez. Second grade: Xantarrah Xylee Grego rio, Trinity Guerry, Victor Guzman, Landra Oxer, Blake Sewell, Kimberlyn Barrios, Angel Cuacua, Brent Burnside, Julissa Deras, Yamilet Santos, Scarlett Smtih, Gracie Spencer, Mason Stafford, Abigail Townsend, Ayslin Trejo, Gwyneth Williamson, Donald Berden, Morgan Corbitt, Maeley Lavender, Juan Mo lina Hernandez, Valentina Pegueros, Abbie Reinking, Esbeidy Trejo-Leal, Cora Dorn, Kamdynn Lynn and Josivan Morales. Third grade: Elliot Cruz-Gonzalez, Eivrynne Gregorio, Julio Hernandez, Valeria Serrano, Daphne Smallwood, Marcos Villafuerte, Alexsander Jimenez, Mckenna Moore, Micah Ross, Troy Urbanowski and Aiyana Anderson. Fourth grade: Payton Crews, Merary Penate, Lameese Mustafa, Lorena Ramirez, Stephanie Pereyra Aguilar, Gabriella Williamson, Valerie Zuniga, David Brana, Emmanuel Santiago, Joellen Erskin, Paytton Gunn, Hailey Crumb, Jasmine Noguez, Emma Dyess, Teagan Dobson, Tylee Jones, Jackson White and Venus Pegueros. Fifth grade: Isabella Alexander, Brooke Black, Riley Curtis, Elena Deras, Abigail Hicks, Landon Kinney, Zaira Moreno, Alexandra Nelson, Madison Reed, AnaKaren Sandoval, Bailey Smallwood and Jadiel Thompson. Sixth grade: Maria Gaytan-Guillen, Zoie Gregorio, Gavin Johnson, Karla Marines, Ro lando Sandoval and Tannah Williams. Eighth grade: Natalie Aguirre, Thomas Gaskins, Abigail Smallwood and Chancey Wright.A/B Honor Roll Kindergarten: Cassi Hendry, Noah Sandoval, Reina Tyson, Jackson Beer, Bronc Cox, Kimberly Escobedo, Jaiden Moreno, Ava Hahan, Alejandra Chavez, John Dupree, Noah Gunn, Cheyenne Kats, Natalee Robbins, Gabriella Calero, Melissa Gomez, Fabian Lozano, David Maciel, Wyatt Miller, Deybinson Rivera, Theodore Caldwell, Giovanni Cuacua, Ava Meyer, Alana Ross, Alexis Casiano, Bryan Juarez, Legend Thigpen, Andrea Madrid, Jace Kennedy, Fabian Zamarripa, Kaylee Dana, Cole Martin, Timothy Santizo, Keira Moore, Hayden Platt, Landon Oakes, Makenzie Kats, Brystal Voorhees and Cam Dozier. First grade: Daisy Carlos, Alondra Villeda-Perez, Alex Zuniga, Raul Martinez-Chavez, Keltie ODonnell, Sophia Mora-Gomez, Yahaira Aguas, Zachariah Brown, Jullien Lopez, Hank Simmons, Natali DeSantiago, Aundraya Fortune and Chantel Polanco. Second grade: Aislin Moore, Reese Pool, Karma Kats, Dylan Dupree, Aundrea Gomez, Brittany Kats, Armani Perez, Arlet Ramirez, Evan Romero, Andrea DeSantiago, Angelina Gallegos, Isack Lazalde, Carlos Ochoa-Oso rio, Emma Reinking and Reese Tyson. Third grade: Jaden Harris Hall, David Lopez, Valerie Sandoval, Reilly Smith, Shawn Alexander, Clayton Lynch, Ty Holt, Charles Obern, Avery Perkins, Ahlai Chavez-Villeda, Tommy Truckenmiller, Jorge Felipe, Perla Guzman, Brandon Herrold, Joshua Myrtil-Pierre, Julio Flores-Ortiz and Laura Smallwood. Fourth grade: Nevaeh Jones, Deyde Trejo, Piper Williams, Neri Mendez-Lopez, Victor Pequeo, Aleida Aguirre, Elkeen Chamorro, Erik Juarez-Alonso, Giselle Melgoza, Williams Sternal, Isaias Aguas, Michala Lowes, Zael Moreno, Julian Razo, Christian Romero, Yaritza Santos, Tyler Mudge, Moriah English, Karen Barrios, Landon Summeralls, Brian Welker-Oakes, Kylie Murawski and Josue Cervantes. Fifth grade: Logan Alexander, Jacob Anderson, Charlies Barnes, Chyla Barnes, Julissa Casiano-Ramirez, Maria Chavez-Hernandez, Jason Cox, John Cruz DeSantiago, Samantha Cruz, Aracely Delgado, Carli Hendry, Ashley Hernandez, Na thaniel McKenzie, Kaelyn Murray, Ty Mur ray, Cameron Rhodes, Alexandra Rojas, Omar Sanchez-Guevara, Mallory Saxon, Jenna Stockwell, Lawton Thigpen, Austin Townsend, Shana Townsend, Ayla Truckemiller and Gaven Whidden. Sixth Grade: Nicholas Alexander, Isma el Alonso-Juarez, Leo Bautista, Brooke Col lins, Stephanie DeSantiago, Ethan Drabant, Natalie Guzman, Alana Kelley, Kierston Mudge, Mia Pegueros, Carmen Perez, Brylee Perkins, Alexis Ramirez, Nicholas Santiago, Landon Thigpen, Araceli Villeda, Brenann White and Grace Williamson. Seventh grade: Jesscia Chis, Brilee Co chran, David Davis, Joshua Green, Madison Kinney, Mandi Marbry, Sandi Marbry, Alisah Obern, Juan Carlos Patricio, Daniel Reyes, Betzaida Rodriguez and Kaydence Tindall. Eighth grade: Nevaeh Anderson, Har ley Collins, Columba Deras, Ellie Goodwin, Edgar Guzman, Case Hendry, Emmalee Langford, Audrey Lowman, Reyna Mendo za, Jatzime Morales, Weston Nesbitt, Haylee OBannon, Leo Pegueros, Michelle Rego, Michael Stanforth, Jade Tabarez, Veronica Tovar and Yaquelin Villeda. West Glades School Honor Roll missioners needed to take. Were all aware that Mr. Carlisle has worked out a new contract and will be leaving us. We have to move forward ... and I thought maybe wed just open it up and see what everybody had on their minds, he said. Mr. Ahern added that hed asked County Attorney Richard Pringle to send them the materials used in 2013 when the board last advertised for a county manager in order to expedite the process, pointing out that only Commissioners Donna Storter Long and Tim Stanley were on the board at that time. He then said that we need a motion to terminate the contract, I guess. Commissioner Long said: Mr. Ahern, the reason were having to do this is because the contract was not adhered to by Mr. Carlisle because he didnt have time. We understand that. However, I would like to add a phrase. Mrs. Long said the letter should say without further recourse or consideration because this is a done deal. Would that be suitable? Because were not doing anything else. Commissioner Stanley objected, saying, Id like for us to have a discussion of keeping him on as a consultant until we get someone new in the post. Mrs. Long retorted, Well, you do know that we have a deputy county manager. She pointed out that Public Safety Director Bob Jones had been given that title under the previous county manager and said she would only consider keeping Mr. Carlisle on if he would agree to work as a temporary consultant and collect just his accrued benets (such as vacation time). She asked him, Since we didnt get 90 days notice, and part of that ... is that wed pay you any accrued benets, would you work and be available for four weeks if you can collect your accrued benets? Mr. Carlisle thought for a moment and responded, Well, no, I wouldnt. She said that he hadnt provided notice and added, Youve left us in a big bind. Commissioner Weston Pryor interrupted to say he did not want Mr. Carlisle to leave on bad terms and that hed continue to lean on the managers expertise. Mr. Stanley said Mr. Jones already has a full plate and that hed want the county to hire an interim manager if they were not going to keep Mr. Carlisle on as a tempo rary, part-time consultant. In the end, Mrs. Longs motion died for lack of a second. Mr. Stanley moved that the board adopt the letter as originally written, and that passed 4-1, with Commissioner Long voting no. The board then discussed having Mr. Carl isle continue as a consultant for at least one day a week during the next 45 days, an arrange ment already agreed to by his new employer, the City of Sebastian. The Glades County Board approved that move and a $150 hourly rate, directing the county attorney to draw up an agreement. Any commissioners questions or inquiries will be conveyed through Mr. Ahern or by phone or email. The board also agreed to have Mr. Carlisle look into bringing on an in terim manager, perhaps a rover through the Florida Association of Counties as he suggested would be a possibility. By a 5-0 vote, the board also approved ad vertising immediately for a new permanent county manager at a starting salary of between $100,000 and $120,000 annually, specifying that applications will be accepted until June 1. In closing, Mr. Ahern asked Mr. Carlisle to produce a report to the board about upcoming matters, projects in progress, looming dead lines and the like for its next meeting, April 30, which will be his last. Mr. Stanley concluded by saying, Were going to miss you. Commissioner Long had the last word, though. Were going to wring you dry before you leave, she said to Mr. Carlisle, although it seemed she mostly was joking. CARLISLEContinued From Page 1 ed, this reservoir will be able to store another 170,000 acre-feet of water and serve as the primary recovery strategy for the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary minimum ows and minimum water levels. All the pieces of the restoration puzzle are beginning to come together, Weisinger said. The parcels, including Lake Hicpochee, all t together to restore and protect the health and beauty of the Calo osahatchee Estuary for future generations. LAKEContinued From Page 1 Mr. Harveys engineer Steve Dobbs came to speak at the February meeting of the Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, to inform the 2,000-plus residents of that unincorporated community about plans for the land thats across a small canal and the narrow County Road 78B from them. (CR 78B is a county stub off SR 78, an access road that isnt even two lanes wide, and serves as a southern entrance to Buckhead Ridge.) Mr. Dobbs said the development of the neighboring proposed homes on the 520 acres along SR 78 would begin shortly. He explained that 495 of those acres would be developed as half-acre sites for site-built homes, 80 of which will be located on the rim canal. He also said that a 300-foot frontage on SR 78, running along the whole development, is set aside for commercial use, and that there will be two turn lanes off of the state highway into the development. Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate of Okeechobee is handling property sales. HOMESContinued From Page 1 Special to the GCDThis map shows the location of Lake Hicpochee.
April 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Irene Darlene Hunter, 69 MOORE HAVEN Irene Darlene Hunter passed away April 10, 2018 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Sept. 6, 1948 in Miami, to the late Ira and Sarah Belle (Williams) Collier. Survivors include two sons, Derek Hunter of New Port Richey and Kevin Dewayne Milam; mother Sarah Belle (Williams) Collier; a brother, Thomas Campbell Collier; a sister, Dianne Conley. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Eddie Lee Massey, Sr., 68 MOORE HAVEN Eddie Lee Massey, Sr. passed away April 9, 2018 in Moore Haven. He was born Aug. 18, 1949 in Somerset, Ky., to the late Oscar and Julia (Brown) Massey. He served during Viet nam War in the U.S. Army from 11/30/1968 to 08/31/1970. He and his wife own Uncle Joes Fish Camp in Moore Haven. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Jean (Smith) Massey; two sons, Eddie Lee Massey Jr. and Scotty Massey; three daughters, Susan Massey, Jennifer Werthman and Melissa Werthman; two brothers, Curtis Massey and Jerry Lawson; three sisters, Glenna Faye Coward, Ann Jones and Louise Manning; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Cledith Buddy Massey; and a sister, Pauline Holzapfel. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, Tenn. Interment will be Monday, April 16, 2018 in Massey Cemetery, Scott County, Tenn. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12. 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston. John N. Williams, Sr., 79 CLEWISTON John N. Williams, Sr. passed away April 15, 2018 in his home with his family around him. John was born in Yu lee on Dec. 27, 1938 to the late Jasper and Ida M. Bennett Williams. He married Martha Joyce Whitehead. He was a diesel mechan ic for many years. He and Joyce attended Evangel Assembly of God church in Clewiston for many years. John leaves behind his wife, Joyce of Clewiston; sons, Jason Williams and his wife Lori, John N. Jr.; daughters, Julie LaChance and husband Daniel, Jenette Jenkins and husband Jeff, Jennifer Atkinson and husband David; 12 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; one precious great-great grandchild; one brother, J.W. Williams; ve sisters, Margaret Folkner, Virginia Taylor, Dora Chapel, Linda Bocciello, and Irma Gillis. Celebration of Johns life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Evangel Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. William Tod Clinard, 51 CLEWISTON William Tod Clinard passed away April 15, 2018 in Clewiston. Tod was born in Pa hokee to the late Wil liam Ray Clinard and Anna Postell Clinard on Feb. 10, 1967. He mar ried Yvonne Louise An dress. He owned and operated an used car dealership in Clewis ton for many years. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and had a passion for motorcycles. Tod was a loving and caring son, husband, father, uncle, brother and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his entire family. Tod leaves behind his loving wife, Yvonne Louise Clinard; mother, Anna Clinard; children, Tiffany Vanderbaan and her husband Kris, Yvette Clinard and Garrett Clinard; a granddaughter, Kaylianne Vanderbaan; youngest sister, Kristi Durance and her husband Kevin; along with his niece and nephew, Kacie Durance and Kody Durance. Tod was preceded in death by his father, Ray Clinard; and younger sister, Connie Clinard. The celebration of Tods life will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Evangel Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with Memorial service starting at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. OBITUARIES Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to email@example.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Re ections from the PulpitWhen I gave the wrong answer to a motherhood question!By The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston A while ago people came to my home and asked what I thought about terrorists. My answer was They are people without a large army or country who wish to make a political statement and do it by acts of terrorism. My response got a Huh? in reply. The answer I got back was, But innocent people are getting killed. Yes I retorted, and thats in the Bible; The rain falls on the just and the unjust. There was a pause, so I went on. It depends on what you mean by terrorist. Was Stalin a terrorist? Was Hitler a terrorist? Just because they had armies and countries, doesnt mean that they were not terrorists! I gathered my answers were not acceptable to my inquisitors; I got the impression they were looking for something like Theyre bad or Theyre terrible or Theyre evil. Yes, all of those things were so, but my reply had more to do with motivations and getting to the root of the problem of terrorism as I saw it. I dont like name-calling or labeling without thinking through just why I am for or against something. Terrorism exploits the vulnerabilities of open societies and, as I see it, cannot come up with a better system of living in society than the ones the terrorists attack. Repression of freedom does not promote human growth or well-being. Selective use of religious beliefs to the exclusion of the basic tenets of a faith is really no religion at all. When terrorists do such things, they deserve to be challenged. Before making commitments to what to believe, make an examination of what its all about; ask hard questions and be willing to search for answers. Think things through as best as you can and explore. A long time ago, those with their own beliefs and positions to protect were faced with a dilemma. They had to come up with a story to refute what people were coming to see for themselves. The rationale is fascinating but falls on its face. It did not correspond to what was going on in the lives of the people around them. Its a part of the Biblical account of the Resurrection and found in the Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 27, verses 62ff). Jesus was cruci ed, died and was buried. People were saddened and disappointed but not entirely without hope. Jesus had quite an impact on His followers and left those with other beliefs and commitments uncomfortable. They went to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. Sir, they said, we remember that while He was still alive that deceiver said After three days I will rise again so give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, His disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that He has been raised from the dead. This deception will be worse than the rst (vss 63-64). Pilate acceded to their request and told them to ,,,make the tomb as secure as you know how (vs.65) and they did. Now, the problem with their thinking is that seeing a dead body wouldnt prove to anyone that Jesus had risen from the dead! The appearances of Jesus after three days was the appearance of a risen, living savior who conversed with them, met with them, told them to touch Him (Luke 24:39), asked them if they had anything to eat and shares breakfast (John 21:10ff). Nobody, even Jesus distractors, suggested that He might have a twin! No, the accounts of Jesus appearances all attest to a living being, a resurrected Lord, and His having been seen. The revelation left to us after Jesus resurrection came following Thomas refusal to believe unless he touched Jesus hand and side (John 20:25). Thomas was changed forever afterward. Jesus told him Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed (v.29). Thats all who know the words of Job; I know that my Redeemer liveth, and at the last He will stand upon the Earth, and after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet shall I see God, and my eyes shall behold Him and not as a stranger (Job 19:25-27). Thats us! Phishing con nabs your browser tabsBetter Business Bureau Scammers have a new technique called tabnabbing. They hijack inactive browser tabs and trick people into giving up their login and password information. Heres how it works. How the Scam Works You are working, shopping or just browsing online. As you do so, the open tabs on your browser begin to add up. No harm there, right? Unfortunately, those open, inactive tabs on your browser could put you at risk. Tabnabbing is a phishing scam in which scammers load a fake webpage (typically a login form) in an inactive tab. 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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 Buckhead Ridges Bonnie Shop will be backBy Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat BUCKHEAD RIDGE The big room in side the Buckhead Ridge Community Com plex where a Hope Connections (HC) ofce was is nearly empty now of all the touches that gave it a homey atmosphere. Bonnie Shop, whos been Hope Connections site coordinator for going on 13 years, plans to return at least once a month, though, after the ofce nally closes to help distribute food to needy local residents through the Har ry Chapin Food Bank. Shell also be present when United Way ofcials visit soon to look at the facility with an eye toward possibly open ing an outreach location there. Thats an option raised by outgoing Glades County Manager Paul Carlisle at recent coun ty board meetings which Tim Stanley, the District 5 county commissioner representing Buckhead Ridge, has said he favored. Since the HC ofce closure was announced a few weeks back, county ofcials have been trying to gure out how to continue to provide the services that agency and Ms. Shop had been offering. Mr. Stanley said on Friday, after the county board meeting recessed from Monday had concluded, that he intended to have that meeting set up with ofcials of the United Way of Hendry and Glades Counties before Mr. Carlisle leaves his post. His last day as county manager is Friday, April 27. Ms. Shop was more of a community resource than just a site manager for HC, as she explained to the board during a presen tation last month, and was concerned about local residents being able to continue having their inquiries answered by someone at the county-owned community complex. Tax Collector Gail Jones visits an ofce next door once a week to provide certain county ser vices to Buckhead Ridge-area residents. So many of them had said to me, I didnt know this was here! Because they go right there to get their license tags, to pay their tax es. The door is always open, Ms. Shop said. Gail began leaving the door open (between the county ofce space and the HC room) be cause she said she kept hearing laughing and noises over here, and she said, It was so neat, so I started leaving the door open. During a visit Friday as she was clearing up last-minute items, Ms. Shop pointed out that a petition circulated in the unincorporated com munity asking the county to arrange to contin ue services there had garnered the signatures of more than 200 people. She said she was thankful that Mr. Carlisle and Commissioner Stanley were working to try to do so. United Way ... will be coming out to look at the facility, and itll probbly be within the next two weeks. Tim told me that, and he said, Bonnie, I want you to be there with me. Which I thought was very nice, because may be as much as him, I know a lot of the people here in Buckhead Ridge, and they know me, she said. Ive had people coming in and saying to me: What happened? Why are we closing? And all I can say to them is, Im sorry. I told you so. Well, it wasnt my decision. And in part, it was (their) fault. Because so many times, I told people, If you dont use it, youll lose it. And it nally happened, Ms. Shop went on. She said that she and Commissioner Stanley will be at the community center on Friday, May 11, around noon to distribute food from the Harry Chapin bank to residents for a few hours. That will be a regular distribution, she said, on the second Friday of every month and will continue until and unless alternative plans are made. The HC area was a gathering place for lo cal residents to work puzzles, watch movies, have snacks, socialize and interact, and Ms. Shop had just, weeks ago, received a few do nated items of furniture and a 55-inch TV to make it more comfortable and inviting. Over the years, it also had been used for holiday gatherings. We used to have a big Christmas tree over in the corner that wed keep up all year and decorate for the various seasons, she said. I used to have people that would come in just to say hi and see what was done with the tree. When we took it down, it was into its spring phase, with ower clusters on it, and butteries. It was neat to do it, because it became like an icon around here, a community tradition, Ms. Shop explained. But shes given away or donated almost all of the decorations and amenities that peo ple had brought in over the years to become community property, so the large room was nearly bare on Friday. Shes going to miss her role there but has hopes to perhaps continue on, if and when United Way does come in. This is my home, Ms. Shop said. These people are my family. And theyre my friends, and theyre my neighbors. To have to close the door, knowing that this place was needed by them ... Her voice trailed off, but her meaning was clear from the emotion written on her face. Okeechobee News/ Chris FelkerBonnie Shop, the Hope Connections site coordinator, nishes up preparations for the closing at her desk in the Glades County community complex at Buck head Ridge on Friday. rf08/06/1942 04/21/2013 ntbr brbr rr rbr rr Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoStudents send letters of encouragementDuring a study on How to Be Responsible and Helpful Community Members, West Glades School second-graders in Mrs. Flemings class decided that encouraging our military members shows respect and support for others. They chose to Pay It Forward by writing letters of encouragement to Whitney Range, a past student of Moore Haven High School and the daughter of Colleen and Sheriff David Hardin and the late Bruce Ball. Whitney is in training in Oklahoma and will soon be serving our country in the United States Army.
April 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Second grade: Effort: Yandel Rafael-Hernandez, Anail Viera Arias, Jordan Hutchinson; Citizenship: Konrad Kepford, Jaxson Palladino, Shemahyeh Tom mie; Improvement: Garrin Wilcox, Cameron Heath, John Branaman; Straight As & Es: Dora Garcia, Trinity James, Deaglan Miles, Orien Paul, Yandel Rafael-Her nandez, Dennis Rojas, Mariah Esparza, Aaron Gonzalez, Khiala Grant, Timyah Jones, Triton Maloy, Jaxson Palladino, Colt Rhymes, Nevaeh Rodriguez, Stet son Stokes, Lexie Ash, Jaron Hough; A/B/S Honor Roll: Camaurie Deleon, Yad ira Juarez-Hernandez, Alexander Mendez-Morales, Aden Reese, JaNiyla Scott, Garrin Wilcox, Danae Cruz, Uriel Juarez, Cole Lynn, Michael Smith, Jack Spoon er, Shemahyeh Tommie, Hazley Osceola, Jordan Hutchinson; AR Award: Dora Garcia, Isla Horn, Trinity James, Konrad Kepford, Alexander Mendez-Morales, Deaglan Miles, Yandel Rafael-Hernandez, Aden Reese, Dennis Rojas, JaNyla Scott, Garrin Wilcox, Mariah Esparza, Aaron Gonzalez, Khiala Grant, Timyah Jones, Triton Maloy, Jaxson Palladino, Colt Rhymes, Nevaeh Rodriguez, Mi chael Smith, Jack Spooner, Stetson Stokes, Lexie Ash, Jarron Hough, Jordan Hutchinson, Hazley Osceola, Alan Betancourt, Eden Ducheneaux, Marbella Gar cia-Lopez, Jesus Hernandez Diaz, Daniel Hernandez, Jimmie Hill, Wren Keen, Tatiana Lopez, Sophia Martinez, Dakota Peet Third grade: Effort: Adrian Pereyra, Liam Dufrene, Kira Hutchinson, Jayun Haynes; Citizenship: Hayne Fulford, Hunter Sisk, Timothy Stewart, Rowan Leiba; Improvement: Neirin Tapia, MKenzie Tullock, Makayla Rojo, AnnMarie Town Straight As & Es: Hayne Fulford, Aubrey Pollard, Camryn Prowant, Clayton Hancock, Hayden Sexton, Kaylee Harris; A/B/S Honor Roll: Easton Hein, Emmalee Kidd, Kherington Palmer, Adrian Pereyra, Neri Rico, Angel Rico-Perez, Teyana Rios, Neirin Tapia, Valeria Cardona, Liam Dufrene, Keiana Lynch, Hannah Conner, Taylor Hough, Ryan Peet, Makayla Rojo, Diana Romero-Amaya, Victor Ruiz-Luevano, Timothy Stewart, Luke Murray, Hazel Reese, AnnMarie Town; AR Award: Teresa Agapito, Kamryn Branaman, Jaden Dixon, Ada Filomeno, Hayne Fulford, Braxton Massa, Kherington Palmer, Adrian Pereyra, Aubrey Pollard, Camryn Prowant, Zatoria Redd, Neri Rico, Angel Rico-Perez, Teyona Rios, Audrina Santana, Neirin Tapia, Liam Dufrene, Hannah Conner, Dakhari Croskey, Clayton Hancock, Taylor Hough, Kira Hutcvhinson, Ryan Peet, Makayla Rojo, Diana Romero-Amaya, Victor Ruiz-Luevano, Jair Sagastume, hayden Sexton, Bristal Hendry, Tyler Krimminger, Francisco Malagon Olvera, Kaylee Harris, Italia Rosas, Iyonye Thompson, Brandon Hicks Fourth grade: Effort: Kimberlyn Toms, Aaryn Askew, Artashia Ware; Citizenship: Hayden Woodward, Wyatt Keen, Omar Bautista; Improvement: Wendy Celes tino, Enrique Resendez; Straight As & Es: Addison Ridgdill, Landon Adams, Daniella Arroyo, Mariana Pardo, Alexiah Whidden, Daquon Adderly; A/B/S Honor Roll: Emily Branch, Luke Flynn, Yeffer Lopez-Salas, Harley Pryor, Res ton Stokes, Laniya Ash, Wyatt Keen, Gina Martinez, Omar Bautista, Hayden Hanawalt, Jennifer Lopez, Caneil Satchwell, Ayden Thomas; AR Award: Emily Branch, Stephanie Escobar, TyDerion Powell, Harley Pryor, Addison Ridgdill, Reston Stokes, Hayden Woodward, Landon Adams, Daniela Arroyo, Laniya Ash, Aaryn Askew, Wyatt Keen, Angelina Martinez, Gina Martinez-Fernandez, Karyme Mayorga, Mason McCall, Adolfo Paniagua, Mariana Pardo, Enrique Resendez, Lily Washam, Alexiah Whidden, Charlie Wright, Daquan Adderly, Omar Bautista, Zaylie Green, Thaddeus Johns, Logan Kuprian, Codey Loper, Jennifer Lopez, Caneil Satchwell, Marco Tapia, Ayden Thomas, Artashia Ware, Dawson Seiler Fifth grade: Effort: Yanevi Jose Matias, Hegan Williams, Maxine McClenathan, Emilly Rico; Citizenship: Jocelyn Rico, Jazmin Reveles, Ciara Wilkerson, Arace ly Hernandez; Improvement: Keelin Maloy, Yaneli Patishtan Jose, Alexander Za bala Diaz, Yosue Malvarez; Straight As & Es: Cross Fulford, Myranda Thomas; A/B/S Honor Roll: Simon Centeno, Macy Cox, Leyla Escobar, Cayson Holman, Yanevi Jose Matias, Keelin Maloy, Maricela Ortega, Mariana Rico, Addison Hel nstine, Neo Del Llano, Yesenia Juarez-Hernandez, Akeelah Ling, Antonio Lo pez, Brian Alfonso, Arkalynn Jenkins, Anahi Rico, Alana White, Lindsay Miller, Juan Cardona, John Lucas, Marcelino Salazar-De la Cruz, Adore Thomas, Jose Yanes, Tytiana Navarro; AR Award: Neo Del Llano, Yesenia Juarez-Hernandez, Akeelah Ling, Antonio Lopez, Allison Maria, Daniela Perez, Hailey Porter, Jazmin Reveles, Cody Turner, Annisette Villalobos, Hegan Williams, Larry Willis, Simon Centeno, Macy Cox, Leyla Escobar, Cross Fulford, Cayson Homan, Leah John son, Yanevi Jose Matias, Keelin Maloy, CaNya McCoy, Maricela Ortega, Joseph Paris, Jocelyn Rico, Mariana Rico, Maria Tapia, Brian Alfonso, Michael Brew er, Samantha Dukes, Lindsay Miller, Christopher Palmer, Colton Porter, Kaylee Steele, Alana White, Ciara Wilkerson, Alex Zabala Diaz, Katlynn Bustin, Juan Cardona, Marques Durham, Addison Helnstine, Aracely Hernandez, Omar Her nandez-Jose, John Lucas, Yosue Malverez, Tytiana Navarro, Albert Perez, Emilly Rico, Marcelino Salazar-De la Cruz, Adore Thomas, Ahmadrick Thomas, Myran da Thomas, Kathrine Washam, Jose Yanes, Omario Thomas, Ricardo Resendez, Raymond James Students at Moore Haven Elementary School receive awards for achievementsMoore Haven Elementary School presented its secondthrough fth-grade students with awards for the third Nine Weeks Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 26.
8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Barron Park Master Plan Committee will hold a meeting/workshop to discuss and take input from the public on the Barron Park Master Plan. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The workshop is open to the public and will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle. Everyone is invited to attend. If you need assistance, as per the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify the Clerk at least two days prior to the meeting at City Hall 863.675.2872. CITY OF LABELLE BARRON PARK MASTER PLAN WORKSHOP Special to INI Florida WEST PALM BEACH On April 12, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a key land purchase from a willing seller nec essary to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir. This was one of the objectives the Legislature set for us, to acquire lands to the west of the A-2 parcel from willing sellers for the reservoir project, said SFWMD Governing Board member Dan OKeefe. Thanks to the governors vision of a restored and thriv ing Everglades and the guidance provided by the Legislature, this district has accom plished the goals laid out in Senate Bill 10 and delivered a scientically sound report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Governing Board approved the purchase of 490 acres from the Seventh Day Baptist Church Memorial Fund west of the state-owned A-2 parcel. The district previ ously purchased another 9.97 acres from a separate private owner adjacent to the A-2 parcel. These lands were identied by Sen ate Bill 10 for purchase when the bill was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott last year. The Nature Conservancy has had a long-term commitment to the restoration of the Everglades including assisting with land acquisition in the Everglades Agricul tural Area. We are thrilled the board has ap proved the purchase of this critical property for inclusion in the reservoir project, said Temperince Morgan, executive director for The Nature Conservancy in Florida.About the EAA Storage Reservoir Through an extensive process of scientic-based modeling and public meetings, SFWMD staff created the Tentatively Select ed Plan (TSP) for the EAA Storage Reservoir. Together with authorized projects, the TSP will send an annual average of approximately 370,000 additional acre-feet of clean water south to the Everglades that will be pro tected by rule or reservation to benet the natural system. The TSP will also reduce the number of damaging discharge events from Lake Okeechobee to the northern estuaries by 63 percent when used in conjunction with authorized projects. Additional ows south to the Everglades proposed by the TSP will be treated in a new 6,500-acre Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) in combination with existing STAs and Flow Equalization Basins (FEBs), such as the A-1 FEB, to achieve state water quality standards. The reservoir will store 240,000 acre-feet of water on the 10,100-acre site comprised of the district-owned A-2 parcel and lands to the west as identied in Senate Bill 10. The TSP will work in conjunction with Gov. Rick Scotts Restoration Strategies for a total of 350,000 acre-feet of storage south of Lake Okeechobee. A Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Post Authorization Change Report (PACR), seeking federal approval to build the EAA Storage Reservoir, was sent to the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works in March and is currently under federal review. The net increase in cost over the currently authorized CEPP is $1.1 billion. The total cost, dened as the capital investment costs, of the authorized CEPP, as modied by the PACR TSP, is $3.17 billion (2018 price level). To read the CEPP PACR report seeking federal approval to build the EAA Storage Reservoir or for modeling data and more information on the previously held meetings, including agendas and presentations, visit www.sfwmd.gov/eaareservoir. SFWMD approves land purchase from willing seller Special to INI Florida/ SFWMD Map shows the land the SFWMD Governing Board approved for purchase. Veterans motorcycle ride planned for Saturday, April 21BUCKHEAD RIDGE The second annual all-veterans ride will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 8 a.m. Meet up at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 29012 State Road 78. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. The ride ends at VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m., live music at 2 p.m., a ribs or chicken dinner available for a $9 donation and more. For information, call 863-763-0818.
Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case#: 2017-CAJ.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. Plaintiff, VS.Gloria Rodriguez; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Juan Martin Castillo, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Violeta Castillo, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Spouse of Gloria Rodriguez; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if liv ing, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living. and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Juan Martin Castillo. and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s): ADDRESS UNKNOWN and Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Violeta Castillo, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s): ADDRESS UNKNOWN Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 366, 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. more commonly known as 430 East Trinidad Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP, Attor neys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 10th day of April, 2018. Barbara S. Butler Circuit and County Courts BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Houses Sale MONTURA Site built 3/2 /2 home in Montura fresh paint inside and out new carpeting. 863-214-0073. Public Notice HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Clewiston, Florida Notice to PublicThe Hendry County Hospital Authori ty Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Saga more Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The public is invited to attend. 255461 CN 4/19/2018 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-CP20 In re: Estate of RAYMOND P. AMBROSE, Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORS (ancillary administration) The ancillary administration of the estate of RAYMOND P. AMBROSE, deceased, date of death June 16, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below, All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estaie on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this notice is: April 19, 2018. Ancillary Personal Representative: James R. Ambrose 4930 Woodfield Drive St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Office Box 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 349731367 (863)763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: email@example.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 255082 GCD 4/19,26/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/30/2018 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 2011 CHRYSLER 1C3BC1FB1BN581744 1997 MERCURY 4M2DV1118VDJ40517 1993 FORD 1FBHE31H4PHB31894 255848 CN 4/19/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/04/2018, 10:00 am at 74 S INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 5Y2SM62864Z402996 2004 PONTIAC 255860 CN 4/19/2018 THE HENDRY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS HOLDING ELECTRONICS, PERSONAL BELONGINGS, BIKES, JEWELRY, TOOLS, AND CURRENCY THAT HAVE BEEN TURNED IN AS FOUND PROPERTY. IF NOT CLAIMED BY THE OWNER, IT WILL BE DISPOSED OF AS AUTHORIZED BY F.S.S. 705.133 INQUIRES: 863-674-5600 EVIDENCE 255661 CB 4/19,26/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-000023-CP-AXMXIN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL deceased, whose date of death was January 5, 2018; Case Number 18-000023-CP-AXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE 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 decedents estate must file 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 PE RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is April 19th, 2018. James A. McCurdy. Personal Representative 1311 Bedford Drive Melbourne, Florida 32940 Karl W. Bohne, Jr. Karl W. Bohne, Jr, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0767409 Attorney for Personal Representative 1311 Bedford Drive Melbourne, Florida 32940 321-255-3737 Telephone 321-255-3141 Facsimile 255317 CN 4/19,26/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-000023-CP-AXMXIN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL deceased, whose date of death was January 5, 2018; Case Number 18-000023-CP-AXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE 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 decedents estate must file 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 PE RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is April 19th, 2018. James A. McCurdy. Personal Representative 1311 Bedford Drive Melbourne, Florida 32940 Karl W. 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10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency Action The 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 Monitoring 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 50-00010-E (Application 170324-28), issued on April 10, 2018, to South Florida Conservancy District, P. O. Box 969, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 and other named owner/operators for a project called South Florida Conservancy District, consisting of approximately 32,666.54 acres including all or parts of the following: Sections 3-12, 37, T44/R37; Sections 1, 7, 11-18, 22, T44/R36; Sections 13-14, 23-26, 36, T43/R36; Sections 2-6, 11-15, T44/R35; Sections 7-8, 17-21, 28-32, 41, T43/R37; Sections 18-21, 27-35, T43/R35; Section 34, T43/R34, Palm Beach County; and, Sections 13-14, 23-26, 35-36, T43/R34; and, Sections 1-2, T44/R34, Hendry County, Florida discharging to Hillsboro, North New River and Miami Canals. The Staff Reports setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permits, issued on the dates 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 28-106.401405, 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. Stat., and in accordance with Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110, a party who is adversely affected by final SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMDs final decision by filing a notice of appeal with the Office of the District Clerk of the SFWMD in accordance with the filing instructions set forth herein within 30 days of rendition of the order to be reviewed, and by filing a copy of the notice with the Clerk of the appropriate District Court of Appeal. 255326 CN 4/19/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 18-DR-47DAWN GODINEZ, Wife, and GABRIEL BANUELOS GODINEZ, Husband,AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATIONTO: Gabriel Banuelos Godinez, 175 Adam Lane, Angier, NC 27501 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Dissolution of Marriage including allegations for equitable distribution has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Melissa Barris, Petitioners attorney, whose address is 2423 First Street, Fort My ers, FL 33901, on or before May 14, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this court at Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; other wise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 4th day of April, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tami Simmons Deputy Clerk 254960 GCD 4/19,26;5/3,11/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 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 South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 firstname.lastname@example.org NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONNotice 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 Districts 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, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@ sfwmd.gov. Roma Ranch LLC (Roma Ranch) PO Box 454, Belle Glade, FL 33430 has submitted Application 180220-8 for a new Water Use Permit 22-00592-W to irrigate 85 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquifer System and the project is located in Sections 16, 21, Township 38 South, Range 33 East. 255064 GCD 4/19/2018 South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 email@example.com NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONNotice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Hendry County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the Districts 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, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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