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Title:
Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title:
Democrat
Place of Publication:
Moore Haven, FL
Publisher:
Independent Newspapers Inc., Jose Zaragoza - Publisher
Creation Date:
January 6, 2005
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Weekly
regular
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English

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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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26.833117 x -81.093123

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
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Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).

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University of Florida
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0745-4120 ( ISSN )

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April 26, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1 Thursday, April 26, 2018 Vol. 90, No. 17 50 plus tax 13.24 feetLast Year: 11.78 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper.gladescountydemocrat.com Burma Spice to double size of MH facility ... Page 7 the Pulpit ... Page 5 The idea behind AVID strategies and classes ... Page 6 By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat The Glades County Board authorized negotiations with a potential interim coun ty manager after amending their regular meeting agenda to do so Monday night, and spent nearly an hour going over a long list of matters that outgoing County Manager Paul Carlisle has been working on. The county commissioners also ap proved an independent contractor agree ment with Mr. Carlisle that will keep him on for at least one days work per week from April 30 through May 28. During that dis cussion with the board, he agreed to accept $125 per hour in compensation for future work rather than $150 as had previously been agreed, in exchange for the commis sion approving payment for his 182 accrued hours of vacation time. Commissioners unanimously authorized talks with Joe Helfenberger, former city man ager in St. Cloud, to become Glades interim manager. Those negotiations will be led by board Chairman John Ahern in consultation with either County Attorney Richard Pringle or his son Caleb, whos been standing in for him during the elder Mr. Pringles mothers illness which recently ended with her death. His father also is ailing, although Mr. Ahern said Richard Pringle soon will return to work. Each of the commissioners had time with Mr. Helfenberger before the meeting and said they found him potentially to be a good t for the county as their manager for the past nearly ve years moves on to take the job of city manager in Sebastian. Mr. Car lisles last full day as a county employee is Friday; however, he will be present for the county boards next regular meeting May 8 because of a property rezoning on which commissioners will need his input. On another matter, the county commis sioners discussed, slightly changed and then approved a new policy on ofce closures and pay for employees during emergencies when County considers interim manager By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Glades Education Foundation (GEF) President Laura Perry is building municipal and private backing for a Moore Haven-based summer camp to chase away at least some small part of the seasonal doldrums for local children who lack diversions to ll their time when school lets out. Ms. Perry appeared before both the Moore Haven City Council last Tuesday night, April 17, and the Glades County Board at its regular meeting Monday, April 23, bearing information shes been gathering about opportunities locally for keeping kids ages 5-12 from getting bored and spending too much time online or in front of a TV. As she told the council: Im here ... to encourage you to consider bringing back a city camp to Moore Haven for our kids. As you probably have seen ... we have a lot of kids in the summer with nothing to do. Theyre at home, unsupervised, watching TV; theres really nothing enriching for them to do over the summer. She said the foundation is not in the business of running a camp but that since other, established ones either are miles away, pricey or both, the GEF board put in their strategic plan to try to improve that situation for our kids in Glades County. Last year, she said, they put together nancing from various sources and bused kids to Clewiston to participate in its camp; however, this year that city turned over operation of its camp to Sky Valley YMCA, which is running a program 8-3 daily for eight weeks at a cost of $55 a week per child. Ms. Perry said the GEF is trying to lay the groundwork for a more affordable, local option. So she told the council: What were looking at doing is a half-day camp to try to get a camp off the ground, and it may evolve into something more, but it would be a half-day camp July 9 through the 20th ... to run probably 7:30 to 1. The Support sought for a kids summer camp Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoNational Lineman DaySecond-graders in Ms. Harts class are learning to write letters and celebrated National Lineman Day by sending letters of appreciation to the workers at Glades Electric Coop and Florida Power & Light. Students wanted to thank them for all they do to keep the lights shining bright at West Glades School and their homes in Glades County. West Glades students continue to Pay It Forward! See CAMP Page 4 See MANAGER Page 4 Gov. Scott appoints Laura Perry to FSW District Board of Trustees ... Page 6 Obits ... Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2018 PICTURE ALL THE BENEFITS YOU CAN GET WHEN YOU LIVEIF YOU HAVE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID OR DIABETES...Palm Beach County. Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. is a Medicare-contracted coordinated care plan that has a Medicaid contract with the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to provide benets or arrange for benets to be provided to enrollees. Enrollment in Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benets. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benets, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. For full-dual members the Part B premium is covered. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premiums, copays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. The Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. From October 1 to February 14, we are open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. 8 p.m., EST. Beginning February 15 until September 30, we are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. 8 p.m., EST. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. ATENCIN: Si habla espaol, tiene a su disposicin servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingstica. Llame al 1-877-577-0115 / TTY: 711. ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyl Ayisyen, gen svis d pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-877-577-0115 / TTY: 711. Paid endorsement. Y0114_18_34669_U_003_Final_3_Accepted A Special Needs Plan (SNP) for full dual eligible individuals who have Medicare and Medicaid. $0 or low copay for primary and specialist ofce visits $0 copay for diabetic supplies $0 copay for prescription drugs Tiers 1 & 2, with coverage through the gap (including diabetic drugs) Low copay for hospitalization $0 copay for enhanced dental benets (including partial and full dentures) $250 per year for eyewear $1,250 per year for hearing aids Transportation to plan approved locations SilverSneakers tness program $20 monthly for over-the-counter (OTC) items, thats $240 a year! $0 copay for prescription drugs Tiers 1 & 2 $0 copay for hospitalization $0 copay for enhanced dental benets (including partial and full dentures) Unlimited transportation to plan approved locations $275 per year for eyewear $1,500 per year for hearing aids Personal emergency response system SilverSneakers tness program $44 monthly for over-the-counter (OTC) items, thats $528 a year! A plan for people with diabetes that includes $0 copay for enhanced dental benets, and $0 or low copay for doctor visits. the Simply life. Call us today!1.800.215.7968 / TTY: 711mysimplymedicare.com CMYK Earvin Magic Johnson Healthcare Advocate

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April 26, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 Lifeline is a government assistance program, the service is nontransferable, only eligible consumers may enroll in the program, and the program is limited to one discount per household consisting of either wireline or wireless service. Fixed Wireless Internet is a high-speed Internet access service providing download speeds of at least 10Mbps. Available in select rural areas in the U.S. only. Residential customers only. Reqs 12-mo. term commitment and combined w/ another qualifying AT&T service (residential DIRECTV or postpaid AT&T wireless plan with a minimum monthly data allowance of 1GB). Must maintain qualifying combined services to receive advertised pricing. Otherwise, then-prevailing rate (currently $70 per month) applies. Pricing subject to change. Requires installation of AT&T outdoor antennae and indoor residential gateway. Up to $99 installation fee applies. Fixed Wireless Internet Plans include 170GB/mo. data allowance; $10 per 50GB of addl data up to a maximum of $200 per month. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in billing period in which allowance is provided. Up to $120 prorated ETF may apply ($10 for each month remaining on term commitment). If service is canceled, must return residential gateway to AT&T within 21 days or pay $150 equipment non-return fee. Equipment non-return fee will be refunded if residential gateway is returned within 90 days of cancellation. charges & deposit (or Advanced Payment) may apply. May include taxes, federal & state universal service charges, Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), gross receipts surcharge, Administrative Fee & other government assessments, which are not government required charges. See att.com/additionalcharges for details on fees & restrictions. Pricing, promotions & Coverage & service not available everywhere. Other restrictions apply & may result in service termination. For more information about Fixed Wireless Internet, go to att.com/broadbandinfo. Fixed Wireless Internet is also available for Business. Please call 855.930.0098 for rates and plans available for Call 877.990.0041to check availability! Fast speed. Affordable price.A new Internet option now available in your area from AT&T NEW OFFER!Internet service$50/MO.**Plus taxes. 12-mo. agmt & other qual. svcs reqd. Incl. 170GB data/mo. $10 charge for each addl 50GB (up to $200/mo.). Individuals eligible to participate in the governments Lifeline program may qualify to receive a discount on the monthly price of Fixed Wireless Internet service from AT&T. 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.com CLEWISTON 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 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 RENT ALS RESIDENTI AL / C OMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo ACRE AGE L A N D & LOTS MOOR E H AV EN / L AKE P O R T / S EBR ING 2/2 Waterfront/Lake Access Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 2/2 with large workshop, 1370 Ted Beck Rd. $82,5K 1016 Glover Ln 3/2 Reduced to $84.9k (lake access) Res. Lot 402 Pinecrest, Moore Haven $7K 8 Buildable lots available in Sky Valley, Clewiston Starting at $19K 2755 Milum Dr. Lakeport, Fl 3.18 ac. Lake Access, Waterfront, MAKE OFFER! $175K 28 ac. Hwy 27 Frontage $9,9K per acre, Venus, FL 77 ac. $7,9K per acre, Venus, FL 10 ac. $9,9K per acre, Venus, FL 901 Yacht Club Way $8,9K COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT PROPERT Y lndustrial Park 3013 C.R. 835 (Open storage and Warehouse) Call for details 516 E Sugarland Hwy $59,9K 707 Hoover Dike Rd. #704 $104.9K 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: gdcnews@newszap.com........................................................................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: southlakeads@newszap.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: classads@newszap.com Advertising Billing Department E-mail: billteam@newszap.com To Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com 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: okeeadsales@newszap.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 DemocratOn April 29, the Prevailing Word Christian Center, 262 Tobias Ave. in Moore Haven, will celebrate its 13th anniversary. The theme for this 13th year celebration is The Triumphant Church and is based on 2 Corinthians 2:4a (KJV), Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ... Pastor Lillie B. Poles of New Life Bible Learning Center will be the speaker for this occasion. A celebration service of past achievements and future victories will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by an afternoon luncheon. Pastor Mazie Ford and Prevailing Word Christian Center invites the public to join the celebration of this occasion with a church service followed by a luncheon. Call Elder Yvette Wingate at 239-634-3244 for information. Christian Center celebrates anniversary 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 the childs birth certicate, shot record, physical and proof of address.Tobacco-Free group meetingJoin the Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership quarterly meeting on Wednesday, May 9, at 3:30 p.m., at the Florida Department of Health (Glades County Health Department), 1021 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven. For information or to be placed on the agenda, contact Teresa Coco at Teresa.Coco@FLHealth.gov or 863-2656055. Individuals needing accommodations under ADA should contact 863-265-6055 at least 72 hours prior.We all 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 Thursday, 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.Meals served at Legion PostMoore Haven American Legion Post 299, 600 River Road in Moore Haven, is sponsoring dinners in the Post Hall on each Friday and Saturday evening starting at 6 p.m. The post is sponsoring breakfast each Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Both events are open to the public and there is a small charge. Preparation and serving are under the supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sparks. For information, call 863-946-2556.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On the menu are grilled boneless ribeye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and dessert. Live music by Wes & Deb. Proceeds go to homeless veterans.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.American Legion to meetThe Moore Haven American Legion Post 299 will hold a meeting on Friday, May 4, at 6 p.m., in the Post Headquarters Building, 600 River Road in Moore Haven. A dinner will be served courtesy of the post. Veterans are invited to attend and participate. Among the items for discussion is nalization of plans for the Memorial Day service to be held on Monday, May 28, at the Ortona Cemetery. Community News 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 E. in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-634-3104.

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2018 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENTNotice is hereby given that the City Commission, in its capacity as the LaBelle Local Planning Agency for the City of LaBelle will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.; AND, the City Commission will hold a public hearing on June 14, 2018 both at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-08 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE V, ADDING SECTION 4-82 OF THE CITY OF LABELLE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY; PROVID ING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAIL ABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS AD DRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STAT ED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE TO PREQUALIFIED BIDDERS INVITATION TO BIDNotice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County, Florida, will receive bids until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hendry County School Boards Finance Ofce, at which time they will be opened and tabulated. Project Title: LaBelle High School Electrical Switchgear Replacement Project Location: 4050 E. Cowboy Way LaBelle, FL 33935 Name of Owner: Hendry County School Board P. O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33935 Project Scope: Furnish all labor and materials required to replace the electrical switchgear per plans and specications. Site Examination: Contact Kevin McCarthy, Director of Facilities, 863-674-4184, mccarthyk@hendry-schools.net to examine the site. Place for Receipt of Bids: All bids shall be delivered to: Hendry County School Boards Finance & Purchasing Ofce, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, FL, or Mailed to: Hendry County School Boards Finance & Purchasing Ofce, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, FL 33975. Obtaining Bid Documents: Bid Documents including drawings and specications will be electronically submitted to the prequalied bidders at no cost, by contacting Kevin McCarthy, Director of Facilities at mccarthyk@hendry-schools.net. All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside: Bid #: Q180005 Labelle High School Electrical Switchgear Replacement. Bid Date: May 4, 2018. The School Board of Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and all bids received, and to waive any and all irregularities in regard thereto. No bids may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt for bids for a period of sixty (60) calendar days without consent of the Board. Hendry County School Board Jon Basquin, Chairman the county shuts down normal operations. As you may recall, Mr. Carlisle told them, during Hurricane Irma there were some discrepancies and some conversation on em ployee pay and emergency pay, so the board asked me to draft a policy that we could adopt and put into our employee handbook to cov er this. I researched a lot of communities throughout Florida and was surprised to nd many communities didnt even have a policy. So I took a lot of that information along with some comments; I also shared this with Mr. (Public Safety Director Bob) Jones and our HR director for their comments. What I did nd, he continued, is that no one was paying double pay, that every body was paying time and a half. So we put parameters in there, he explained, regarding which employees would earn administrative or overtime pay during such situations, and exactly when and under what circumstanc es, including lockdowns such as occurred during Hurricane Irma. Its pretty comprehensive in the way that we looked at it and in allowing for employ ees to be able to take care of their family and their needs at their own home as well, Mr. Carlisle said, adding that the policy also would meet requirements set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for later reimbursement of disaster spending. He said it also makes clear that county employees have a duty and responsibility to perform their duties during emergen cies because everybody that works for the county plays a key part in our emergency recovery and our emergency preparedness, which the policy now formalizes. Commissioner Donna Storter Long pointed out that one section in the document, regarding lockdowns and when employees could leave, says once weather permits although the policy also is meant to apply in emergencies other than tropical weather. She suggested changing it to say once weather or other conditions permit, and Mr. Carlisle said they could add that phrase. Commissioner Tim Stanley jumped in to contribute what he said was an important point. Mr. Chairman, the only other thing I would add and it doesnt have to be in this policy but I think each department needs to declare how many employees theyre going to need in lockdown so we know ahead of time. He said it also would be important for the individuals to know that so, for example, they could prepare their families and homes for an impending storm, or have them evacuate. Mr. Carlisle said each department head would be asked to provide a list of key personnel and that the Public Safety Department would determine how many each would need on staff during an emergency. But we may need everybody, he said, adding that the employees also would need to know if their jobs might hang in the balance depending on their decisions. What we really need to emphasize to staff and our residents is, as the hurricane seasons coming, we need to remember what the emergency management people tell us, You hide from the wind; you run from the water. If youre not in an evacuation zone, dont run off ... Weve got to get that message out, Mr. Carlisle concluded. MANAGERContinued From Page 1 kids would be dropped off by their parents at Moore Haven Elementary School; they could receive breakfast through the food service pro gram that the school district runs through the summer; they would receive lunch, and then have a combination of activities on the school campus as well as being bused, maybe to the movies or to the city pool in Okeechobee. She explained activities would be determined by camp counselors and school admin istrators. Id like to see the city and the county chip in to defray the costs of paying the coun selors, the teachers and the paraprofessionals, because far and away ... the biggest cost is having the adults there to supervise the kids. Council members had some questions and also made several suggestions, with the consensus being that it was a great idea and Moore Haven will help however the city can. Mayor Bret Whidden said that a donation, and possibly a future budget line, would be discussed as an agenda item at the councils next meeting, May 1. Commissioner Jake Eighner suggested getting high school stu dents who need community service hours involved, and possibly college-level edu cation students as well. Commissioner Pat Lucas said, I like what you said, letting us give you a donation at this time and then get more involved with it after we put it in the budget. Vice Mayor Dave McGee agreed. I think that would be a terric plan, answered Ms. Perry. Robert Power, who operates the city marina and a bait and tackle store there with a partner, spoke up to say: I am very much behind this. I am planning to do a boater safety course and a little shing club for local youth. He added that hed welcome being involved, and she and council members thanked him. Ms. Perry estimated that since 25-30 kids participated last year, we would have 40 to 50 kids this year, expecting an increase over last year. When council members asked about costs, she presented a list of estimates and said she thought $10,000 would cover them. Mayor Whidden said he hoped the county and schools would contribute also. I really would like this to be a cooperative effort between the school district, the county and the city, that this becomes a pro gram every year that takes off, she offered. On Monday night, she told the county board that shed already consulted with MHES Principal FeLinda Langdale and Glades County School District Administrative Services Director Jim Brickel on costs, that extra food would be pre-ordered and transportation would be lined up, with costs defrayed by GEF. A nominal registration fee is being considered as well to cover extra activities and ensure parents participation and support, and Ms. Perry told both the city council and county board that she would return with more details since she now had commitments of support from both. CAMPContinued From Page 1

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April 26, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Josena Rivera Cedeno, 68 MOORE HAVEN Josena Tita Rivera Cedeno passed away April 17, 2018 in Fort Myers. Tita was born June 6, 1949 in Penuelas, Puer to Rico to Gonzalo and Tomasa (Hernandez) Rivera. Josena mar ried Ramiro Cedeno. Along with her hus band, she was a parish ioner of Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister that will be dearly missed by everyone who loved her. She worked for Dole, South Bay Growers and nally Southern Gardens Citrus as a produce grader. Tita leaves behind her loving husband of 49 years, Ramiro Cedeno of Moore Haven; daughter, Migdalia Terrell and husband Robert of Fort Myers; son, Ramon Cedeno and wife Elizabeth of Boca Raton; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, William Rivera and Jose Rivera; and two sisters, Virginia Morales and Carman Ramos. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Moore Haven. Father Marcial Garcia presided. Interment was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Re ections from the PulpitRisks and reactions: Gods place in it allThe Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston One of the tours during my visit to the Holy Land included seeing The Valley of the Shadow of Death. As we began down the road leading to a place that overlooked the valley, there was a dead horse at the entrance of the road. Fitting beginning, I thought, and felt some sympathy for this dead animal that had become bloated in the sun and was apparently left to rot where it fell. The valley was a narrow one with steep sides. Our guide explained that, because of the steep sides and depth, the exposure to sunlight was very limited and days were short. The long night hours made it a favorite place for robbers and brigands to hide out and the reputation of a place to avoid was widespread. The psalmist knew of this fearful place and it would have been more than a metaphor in his writing of Psalm 23. It was a place that actually existed; a place where people were afraid, a place to avoid at all costs. The psalm is a reminder that even in the most fearful of places, God is with His faithful and that even in the face of those who trouble us, we will be attended by Him and anointed with healing. The psalmist writes that (even) though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for You are with me; your rod and your staff; they comfort me (Psalm 23, v. 4). I gain as an inference that the psalmist was certainly aware that this was a place to avoid, but if for some reason we nd ourselves there, God is still with us to protect and guide (the rod to protect, the staff to guide)? It sounds like a warning to avoid but an assurance that even the worst of earthly places are not beyond Gods reach. The psalmist assures us that Surely Your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (no matter where I may nd myself) and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (v. 6). Biblical times were fearful times for the people in their day, as much as for today. One need only to read the New Testament and nd that people were afraid; locking doors and meeting in secret, living under the rule of a foreign power, being accused of capricious crimes and facing punishment by being unpopular with those in control. Fear was a part of everyday living; then as much as now. The psalmist seems to recognize that living involves risky situations and cautions to avoid them when possible; but, if you must, know that God is still with you. Same today. It is incumbent on us to do what we can to avoid potential trouble-spots but also recognize that living involves taking risks. So, I make it a point to avoid walking on unlit highways on a rainy night with a black raincoat and saying If its my time, its my time. I have some control over the risks that Im willing to take and do my best to be reasonable in taking unnecessary chances. I think this is what God has intended for me to do, I have a responsibility in society to help others as well to avoid unneeded risks in their lives too. I need to do what I can to make the world a safer place as well. One of my former parishioners was a retired Marine Corps general, and he told me, Nobody hates war more than I do, and Ive seen it and know what Im talking about. I certainly acknowledged the point he had made and the insight he shared with me. His experiences were from a reality that most of us have not shared and were underscored by rsthand participation in the thing that he hated. I nd many of us share sentiments along the same lines: I hate violence, but do what I must to protect myself and my loved ones. I am afraid but know I will respond to protect and defend. My faith teaches me that no matter what kind of situation where I nd myself: God is with me and His goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (Psalm 23, v. 6). Apparently there are times to turn the other cheek and remember that vengeance is mine but there are also times when were called on to be defensive in our facing of evil and the things we fear. How to balance and how to respond to the many fearful things faced in life is something each of us must decide for ourselves. It is ultimately in our faith that we make our choices; God is with us and guides if we call upon Him to help. Obituary Study nds urban areas experience shorter, more intense wet seasonsBy Zachary BoehmFSU New research from Florida State University scientists has found that urban areas throughout the Florida peninsula are experiencing shorter, increasingly intense wet seasons relative to underdeveloped or rural areas. The study, published in the journal Nature Partner Journal Climate and Atmospheric Science, provides new insight into the question of land developments effect on seasonal climate processes Using a system that indexed urban land cover on a scale of one to four one being least urban and four being most urban the researchers mapped the relationship between land development and length of wet season. What we found is a trend of decreasing wet-season length in Floridas urban areas compared to its rural areas, said Vasu Misra, associate professor of earth, ocean and atmospheric science and lead investigator of the study. According to Mr. Misras research, changing land cover over the past 40 to 60 years has resulted in a decrease in wet-season length by 3.5 hours per year in Floridas most urban areas compared wth its most rural areas. However, the linear trends of seasonal rainfall accumulation over that same period were found to have remained relatively stable across Floridas diverse land cover regions. In other words, Mr. Misra said, the urban areas experience the same amount of rainfall as the rural areas but in a shorter amount of time. Therefore, the hourly rain rate is stronger in urban regions. This suggests that urban areas are receiving the rainfall in shorter, more intense bursts particularly during the summer months. This study adds to a growing body of research supporting the contention that urbanization and changing land cover in rapidly developing areas can directly affect local climatological systems. Previous research has found that factors such as increased surface temperature, roughness of urban land cover and abundant aerosols in urban areas can all in uence rainfall rates. Mr. Misras ndings demonstrate the symmetry between trends in increased urbanization and abbreviated wet seasons. The strong relationship between land cover and these trends in rainfall seems to suggest that land cover has everything to do with changing wet seasons, Mr. Misra said. I think this has some very strong implications for urban planning in Florida as well as for Floridas hydroclimate. While researchers have not yet determined precisely why urban areas are experiencing progressively shorter and more intense wet seasons, they do have their suspicions. Some researchers posit that in urban areas shorn of vegetation, rain that would otherwise be recycled into the atmosphere as evaporation is carried away as runoff. Others have observed that thunderstorms approaching urban areas are often split and made more diffuse by disruptive circulation from developed land cover. Researchers have also noted that warmer temperatures in urban regions lead to higher concentrations of water vapor in the air column, which could result in more intense episodes of rainfall as that water is squeezed from the atmosphere. We have theories, Mr. Misra said, but whether those theories are actually representative of whats happening in nature has not been investigated intensively in the context of what we are observing in Florida. We dont have enough data available at our disposal. Whatever the cause, Mr. Misras study suggests that sustained rates of urban growth in Floridas metropolitan areas will mean even shorter and more intense wet seasons in the future. FSU researchers Akhilesh Mishra and Amit Bhardwaj also contributed to the study, along with Krishnan Viswanthan from Cambridge Systematics Inc. and Dan Schmutz from Greenwood-Pederson Inc. This research was fnanced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the South Florida Water Management District. Special to INI Florida/ FSUA summer storm gathers over Miami. Professor Vasu Misra found that large urban areas are experiencing shorter, more intense wet seasons than rural or less developed areas.

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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2018 rf rrfr rntfb t bff tbtt tr WWW.HRMC.US|863-983-3000 By Laura Perry Glades Educational Foundation The Glades County School District has incorporated the AVID program in all schools: West Glades School, Moore Haven Ele mentary School, Pemayetv Emahakv Char ter School and Moore Haven Middle-High School. Glades County is closing the achieve ment gap by providing access to challenging coursework with high expectations, as well as giving the support students need to take those rigorous courses. Glades County students in the middle and high school grades are signing up for classes right now. To explain its purpose: AVID, which stands for Advancement Via In dividual Determination, provides the learn ing tools students need to be successful in school, and prepare for college. Regardless of their life circumstances, AVID students overcome obstacles and achieve success. They graduate and attend college at higher rates but, more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate and set high expectations to condently conquer the challenges that await them. AVID strategies are offered in the elementary grades, then become an elective class in middle school and high school. AVID teachers receive intensive training at AVID Summer Institutes to learn how to implement engaging activities in their classrooms, raise their level of commitment to student success and, thus, produce a learning environment where all students are equipped to tackle complex issues, problems and information. For more information, check out AVID. org, or call your local Glades County school. The idea behind AVID strategies and classes Gov. Scott appoints Laura Perry to FSW District Board of Trustees TALLAHASSEE On April 19, Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Laura Perry to the Florida Southwestern State College (FSW) District Board of Trustees. Ms. Perry, 49, of Moore Haven, is a speech-language pathologist with the Glades County School District. She received her bachelors degree from Florida Southwestern State College and her masters degree from the University of Florida. Ms. Perry was appointed to ll a vacant seat for a term beginning April 19, 2018, and ending May 31, 2020. The appointment is subject to conrmation by the Florida Senate.Special to the Glades County Democrat Special to the Glades County DemocratFallen soldier honoredOn Saturday, April 14, the AMVETS and AMVET SONS at Post 2001/VFW Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge honored a fallen soldier with a ag, presented to Pat Schwartz in remembrance of her brother Robert Finnegan, who was killed in Vietnam. Participants in the presentation included John Gallagher, commander of AMVET SONS Post 2001; Mick Ciesla, commander of State of Florida Sons of AMVETS; Ken Barber, national rst vice commander, Sons of AMVETS; and Joe Manseld, commander of AMVETS Post 2001; along with other state ofcers.

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April 26, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Special to the Glades County Democrat Not everyone knows that Amazons highest-rated spice brand has its manufacturing plant in Moore Haven. A year and a half ago, Burma Spice selected Moore Haven from a list of eight candidates for the site of its new facility. We like Moore Haven because of the business-friendly climate and cost-effectiveness of operations, said owner Ed Brakus. After the move, we found we really appreciate the sense of community here. Burma Spice imports spices from around the world and packages them for retail sale on Amazon and other e-commerce sites. Business has been growing briskly, with sales doubling about every nine months. Now, the company is in the process of selecting a construction rm to double the size of the facility to accommodate the growth. Burma expects to add about eight new fulltime positions once the expansion is completed. Charlene Palmer, production manager and a longtime Moore Haven resident, talked to us about what its like to work there. Its really exciting to have a company like this come to Moore Haven. With all the growth, there is a lot of opportunity. I moved from a production position to management in less than a year, Ms. Palmer said. The challenge, though, is that the guys have very high expectations of their employees. Only high performers work out really well here. Tracy Whirls, who is executive director of the Glades County Economic Development Council, noted; Weve seen an interesting rise in entrepreneurial activity in Glades County in the last year or so. Burma Spice and Maxant are two e-commerce companies that have recently relocated to Moore Haven because of the competitive advantage Glades County offers these businesses. Its great to see these businesses ourish in our community. Burma Spice has had some fun with the curiosity generated by the companys move to Moore Haven. Although the plant is a manufacturing facility, curious neighbors sometimes assume its a retail store. Folks have a tendency to pop in and start walking around amongst the conveyor belts and assembly lines. The employees explain that the products are for sale on Amazon as they politely escort out the curious visitors. In the longer term, Burma Spice plans to keep Glades County as a permanent home. Owner Ed Brakus mentioned, We have some space for continued expansion of our current facility. When we outgrow it, well build a new plant, possibly in the new Americas Gateway Logistics Center. Burma Spice to double the size of MH facility Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoBurma expects to add about eight new full-time positions once the companys expansion is nished. Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoBurma Spice imports spices from around the world and packages them for retail sale on Amazon and other e-commerce sites.

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2018 Employment Part Time Employment Part Time This position is a part-time, hourly paid cler ical position and does not include State bentine clerical procedures, the ability to prepare Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Glades County B.O.C.C. EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIREMENT Full Time Job Openings EMT County Manager Equipment Operator I Planning & Development Director Please visit www.myglades.com to view job SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Gabrielle Ibietatorremendia Human Resources Director 198 6TH Street P.O. Box 1527 Moore Haven, Fl 33471 (863) 946-6009 F (863) 946-2290 Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace. Veterans Preference will be given in accordance with Florida Statutes 295.07. Services Services Make your home more ENERGY EFFICIENT!Centro Campesino is a Weatherization Assistance Program Agency in your Area. We can help you repair/replace AC units, Improve your homes insulation, seal/replace windows and doors etc... ALL repairs/ replacement at no cost to you/Must Qualify! Dont wait please call Nancy at (305) 245-7738 Ext #236. Employment Full Time Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 taking applications for Bartender. Apply in person 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Fl. 863-946-1523 Employment Full Time Landscape Installation Supervisor (Fort Myers) This position is hands on and also requires the candidate to manage multiple crew members on landscape installation projects. All candidates must have 3-5 years of experience in the same capacity. The applicant must be able to operate skidsteers, small front end loaders, and mini excavators as well. Irrigation experience is a plus. The ability to read plans will also be a positive. Must have a clean, valid drivers license and be able to pass a drug test. Up to $500.00 signing bonus. Please contact us via email at office@ naturesblueprintinc.com or call (239) 693-5488. Employment Full Time Lawn Maintenance Crew Leader (Fort Myers) Our firm is seeking a working hands on Lawn Maintenance Supervisor to handle all landscape maintenance duties for higher end clients. We offer competitive pay, and position will usually get over time hours year round. A average work week would be 45-50 hours. A clean valid driver license is required, must be able to pass drug test and be reliable. Bi-lingual capability is a plus, we are willing to train a hardwork ing, clean cut, go getter. Up to $500.00 signing bonus. Please contact us via email at office@ naturesblueprintinc.com or call (239) 693-5488. 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 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. 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April 26, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency ActionThe South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue the renewal of an Everglades Works of the District Permit with conditions pursuant to Chapter 40E-63, Fla. Admin. Code, within the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida. The permit approves the implementation of a Best Management Practices (BMP) Plan and a water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan. The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permit pertain to phosphorus only. Permittee within the permit refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report: The permit is described as follows: Permit 50-00062-E (Application 170317-28), issued on April 17, 2018, to Okeelanta Corporation, P.O. Box 3435, West Palm Beach, FL 33402, and other named owners for a project called Okeelanta Corporation, consisting of approximately 50,032 acres in all or parts of the following: Sections 23-24,34-36 T44S/R36E, Sections 17,18,19,37 T44S/R37E, Sections 1-6,8-12,14-17,18,20-23 T45S/R36E, Sections 1-5,7-23,28-34 T45S/R35E, Sections 3-10,15-20,30 T46S/R35E in Palm Beach County, and Sections 1, 2,11-12,14,23-24 T46S/R34E, Sections 13,23-26,36 T45S/R34E, in Hendry County, Florida, discharging to the following Works of the District: Bolles Canal, North New River Canal, and Miami Canal. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on the date listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets 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 permits@sfwmd.gov, 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 Report 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 the above-listed South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action 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 envi ronmental 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 request 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: Filing by mail must be addressed to the Office of the District Clerk, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. Filing 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 that the SFWMD security officer 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 clerk@sfwmd.gov. 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. 257730 CN 4/26/2018 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. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 255696 CN 4/19,26/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 17000087CAMXAXTHE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER CS FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP. (INV. CODES 250 AND 251) SERIES 1996-1 POOL ING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1996 BY ITS DULY AUTHORIZED ATTORNEY-IN-FACT VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., 1 Plaintiff,. vs. SAMPSON JR, LONNIE, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. l 7000087CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida, wherein, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER CS FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP. (INV. CODES 250 AND 251) SERIES 1996-1 POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1996 BY ITS DULY AUTHORIZED ATTORNEY-IN-FACT VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, and, SAMPSON JR, LONNIE, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR of Courthouse, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of May, 2018, the following described property: LOT 1 OF BLOCK 5, RANCH LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 1995 HOMES OF MERIT MANUFACTURED HOME; BEARING SERIAL#: FLHMLCP60012822A AND FLHMLCP60012822B 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 18th day of April, 2018. Sandra Brown Clerk Circuit Court BY: Tamil Simmons Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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 and return it to doliver@ ca.cjis20.org 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 256540 GCD 4/26;5/3/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Important Information About Your Drinking Water FOR CUSTOMERS SERVED BY: Lakeport Water Association, Inc. Drinking Water PlantSITUATION The Lakeport Water Association, Inc. drinking water system failed to perform bacteriological compliance monitoring during the month of March 2018. Rule 62-550.830, Florida Administ rative Code, require this Community system to col lect no fewer than two representative distribution samples during each month that the water system provides water to the public. HEALTH EFFECTS We are required to monitor your drinlcing water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinlcing water meets health standards. During the month of March-2018, we did not perform bacteriological compliance monitoring, and therefore cannot be sure of the microbiological quality of the drinking water during that time. WHAT IS BEING DONE? Although the above-referenced public drinking water system may not have performed compliance monitoring for microbiological contaminants for the month of March-2018, two finished water distribution samples were collected on April 2, 2018 and, also, on April 16, 2018. The laboratory analyses results for all four of these samples indicated the absence of coliform bacteria in the drinking water. WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO? Since the laboratory analyses results for the microbiological samples collected on April 2, 2018 an April 16, 2018 indicated the absence of coliform bacteria in the drinking water, at this time, CUSTOMERS NEED NOT TAKE ANY ACTION OR SEEK AN ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For more information please contact Jeff Ussery at 863-946-1300 or contact Patty Baron of the Department of Environmental Protections Potable Water compliance/ enforcement Section at patty.baron@dep.state.fLus, or call (239) 344-5615. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. You can do this by distributing copies by hand or mail. 257616 GCD 4/26/2018 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB LIC HEARING on May 21, 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. 2018-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR REZONING OF PARCELS LOCATED AT 710 S. WC OWEN, CLEWISTON BLK 425, LOTS 11 TO 22, FROM MOBILE HOME AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK DISTRICT (RM-1) TO MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R3); PROVIDING FOR UPDATE OF THE CLEWISTON OFFICIAL ZONING MAP; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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 256669 CN 4/26/2018 AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de GLADES, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEM BRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 17 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Procurador del Estado: 20. Circuito Judicial Defensor Pblico: 20. Circuito Judicial Senador Estatal: distrito 26 Representante Estatal: distrito 55 Juez del Circuito, 20. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 y 31 Distrito de Desarrollo Comunitario de Port LaBelle: escaos 1, 3 y 5 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Glades: grupos 2 y 5 Distrito de Control de Mosquitos de Moore Haven: escaos 1 y 2 484851 GCD 4/5,26/2018 R oo ng R oo ng Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 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: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 255082 GCD 4/19,26/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/11/2018, 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. 1FMEE11H3THB42202 1996 FORD 1FTZX17291NB89378 2001 FORD 2CNDL73F956112727 2005 CHEVROLET 4A3AB36F56E075099 2006 MITSUBISHI 257721 CN 4/26/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/07/2018 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 2004 HONDA 1HGCM66573A006238 257878 CN 4/26/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 262017CP000117CPAMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MARJORIE S. PAIGE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARJORIE S. PAIGE, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2017, File Number 262017CP000117CPAMX, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. 1760, La Belle, Florida, 33975. The name and address of the personal representative and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER VICE 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 SO FILED 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 notice is April 26th, 2018. Personal Representative: WILLIAM S. PAIGE 10023 L1 Dyke Road Clewiston, FL 33440 Attorney for Personal Representative: Sandra L. Test, Esq. JOHN H. TEST, P.A. 12150 SW 128 Court, #122 Miami, Florida 33186 Telephone: (305) 255-3924 Florida Bar No.: 352543 257208 CN 4/26;5/2/2018 2 Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency ActionThe South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue the renewal of an Everglades Works of the District Permit with conditions pursuant to Chapter 40E-63, Fla. Admin. Code, within the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida. The permit approves the implementation of a Best Management Practices (BMP) Plan and a water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan. The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permit pertain to phosphorus only. Permittee within the permit refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report: The permit is described as follows: Permit 50-00062-E (Application 170317-28), issued on April 17, 2018, to Okeelanta Corporation, P.O. Box 3435, West Palm Beach, FL 33402, and other named owners for a project called Okeelanta Corporation, consisting of approximately 50,032 acres in all or parts of the following: Sections 23-24,34-36 T44S/R36E, Sections 17,18,19,37 T44S/R37E, Sections 1-6,8-12,14-17,18,20-23 T45S/R36E, Sections 1-5,7-23,28-34 T45S/R35E, Sections 3-10,15-20,30 T46S/R35E in Palm Beach County, and Sections 1, 2,11-12,14,23-24 T46S/R34E, Sections 13,23-26,36 T45S/R34E, in Hendry County, Florida, discharging to the following Works of the District: Bolles Canal, North New River Canal, and Miami Canal. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on the date listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets 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 permits@sfwmd.gov, 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 Report 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 the above-listed South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action 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 envi ronmental 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 request 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: Filing by mail must be addressed to the Office of the District Clerk, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. Filing 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 that the SFWMD security officer 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 clerk@sfwmd.gov. 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. 257693 CN 4/26/2018 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 NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTIONI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GLADES County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices:United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 20 State Senator: District 26 State Representative: District 55 Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Glades Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 5 Moore Haven Mosquito Control District: Seats 1 and 2484850 GCD 4/5,26/2018 AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALESYo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HENDRY, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distritos 25 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Procurador del Estado: 20. Circuito Judicial Defensor Pblico: 20. Circuito Judicial Senador estatal: distrito 28 Representante Estatal: distrito 80 Juez del Circuito, 20. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 y 31 Distrito de Mejora de Servicios Municipales de Lehigh Acres: escaos 2 y 4 Distrito de Desarrollo Comunitario de Port LaBelle: escaos 1, 3 y 5 Junta Escolar: distritos 3, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Autoridad del Hospital del Condado de Hendry: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Hendry: grupos 1, 2, 3 y 5 484854 CN 4/5,26/2018 NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTIONI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices:United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 25 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 20 State Senator: District 28 State Representative: District 80 Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District: Seats 2 and 4 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 Property Appraiser School Board: Districts 3, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 2 and 4 Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 5 484853 CN 4/5,26/2018 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of Pelican Lake Water Control District is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine, and; 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least five (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT BY: /th/ Paul Allen, President 254946 SUN 4/26;5/3/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 262017CP000117CPAMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MARJORIE S. PAIGE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARJORIE S. PAIGE, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2017, File Number 262017CP000117CPAMX, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. 1760, La Belle, Florida, 33975. The name and address of the personal representative and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER VICE 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 SO FILED 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 notice is April 26th, 2018. Personal Representative: WILLIAM S. PAIGE 10023 L1 Dyke Road Clewiston, FL 33440 Attorney for Personal Representative: Sandra L. Test, Esq. JOHN H. TEST, P.A. 12150 SW 128 Court, #122 Miami, Florida 33186 Telephone: (305) 255-3924 Florida Bar No.: 352543 257208 CN 4/26;5/2/2018 2 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 262017CP000117CPAMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MARJORIE S. PAIGE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARJORIE S. PAIGE, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2017, File Number 262017CP000117CPAMX, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. 1760, La Belle, Florida, 33975. The name and address of the personal representative and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER VICE 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 SO FILED 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 notice is April 26th, 2018. Personal Representative: WILLIAM S. PAIGE 10023 L1 Dyke Road Clewiston, FL 33440 Attorney for Personal Representative: Sandra L. Test, Esq. JOHN H. TEST, P.A. 12150 SW 128 Court, #122 Miami, Florida 33186 Telephone: (305) 255-3924 Florida Bar No.: 352543 257208 CN 4/26;5/2/2018 2 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 262017CP000117CPAMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MARJORIE S. PAIGE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARJORIE S. PAIGE, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2017, File Number 262017CP000117CPAMX, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. 1760, La Belle, Florida, 33975. The name and address of the personal representative and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER VICE 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 SO FILED 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 notice is April 26th, 2018. Personal Representative: WILLIAM S. PAIGE 10023 L1 Dyke Road Clewiston, FL 33440 Attorney for Personal Representative: Sandra L. Test, Esq. JOHN H. TEST, P.A. 12150 SW 128 Court, #122 Miami, Florida 33186 Telephone: (305) 255-3924 Florida Bar No.: 352543 257208 CN 4/26;5/2/2018 2 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 TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 222018-CP5 JUDGE: JACK L. LUNDY IN RE: The Estate of THOMAS P. BARR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of THOMAS P. BARR, Deceased, whose date of death was October 7, 2017, and whose last four digits of his social security number is 0306, Case Number 222018-CP-5 is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Glades County Courthouse, Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: April 26th, 2018. 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