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May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1 Thursday, May 10, 2018 Vol. 90, No. 19 50 plus tax 12.96 feet Last Year: 11.64 feet Lake Levels Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Storm damage sets back river restoration ... Page 2 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. gladescountydemocrat.com Moore Haven Clerk Maxine Brantley honored ... Page 6 Obits ... Page 5 Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 Moore Haven to get aid under EPA program ... Page 12 Kissimmee River timeline ... Page 8 Board also votes to retain Carlisle another month By Chris Felker Glades County Democrat After Glades County Board Chairman John Ahern related how his negotiations had gone with Joseph Helfenberger, two commission ers objected Tuesday to terms theyd arrived at for the interim manager candidate. Mr. Helfenberger, now temporarily manag ing the tiny City of Archer (near Gainesville), had rejected Chairman Aherns offer of a $105,000 annual salary equivalent plus trav el and housing allowances to take over the Glades County administration while the com missioners seek a new permanent manager. He turned it down, Mr. Ahern said, so we went to the $110,000 that is in the contract that County Attorney Richard Pringle, who was sitting in on the talks, was drawing up. Living in St. Cloud, a city near Kissimmee that he managed from 2015 through last July, Mr. Helfenberger was receiving a travel allowance of $500 monthly plus a housing stipend of $700 a month from Archer, and asked for the same from Glades County. The term would be six months unless both par ties decided to extend it or Mr. Helfenberger chose to apply for the permanent position. He would work for a probationary period of three months before receiving any fringe ben ets, except for two days paid vacation time he requested. Mr. Ahern told commissioners that at our last meeting, we each had an opportunity to talk to Mr. Helfenberger ... and voted to try to work out an employment agreement for the interim with him, then the two met af terward to discuss possible terms. When he didnt accept that, I told him that I needed to think about it. It was a situation where I was trying to satisfy him and then at the same time make a decision for the whole board, which is quite a challenge. I waited for a day, then I called him back and I offered the $110,000, and he accepted it, so that was pretty much the history. Commissioner Donna Storter Long asked what salary range the board decided on to put in its advertisements for a permanent man ager. Mr. Ahern replied that it was $100,000 to $120,000. She noted that the offer to Mr. Manager candidate gets counteroffer By Chris Felker Glades County Democrat May being one of two months each year when the nation pauses to recognize the sacrices made by countless soldiers in Americas military engagements, the people at Honor Flight Hub have been ex tremely busy. And a couple with local ties also was busy these past few months, get ting their 93-year-old, World War II veteran dad who lives in Moore Haven, Leonard Nichols, included in the most recent South west Florida Honor Flight last weekend. Mr. Nichols daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Joe Pfeffer of Heath, Ohio, came to Florida two months ago and arranged everything so he could go. Mr. Pfeffer ac companied his father-in-law on the ight Saturday, May 5, to Washington, D.C., aboard American Airlines out of Fort My ers. The two joined 64 other Southwest Florida veterans (and their 64 companion/ guardians) on that ight. Those vets jour ney to remember their fallen comrades-inarms and to experience the gratitude of younger generations for their own service to country was paid for by Southwest Florida Honor Flight Inc. (Honor Flight Hub, coincidentally, lists 65 ights into the capital by chapters all over the country during May, culminating, of course, the week of Memo rial Day.) SFHF is the local chapter of the nation wide volunteer network that exists to pay tribute to the WWII vets who still survive today, nearly 73 years after the war ended, and to survivors of the United States other military actions in the decades since. Mr. Nichols, Mr. Pfeffer and the other 128 veterans and guardians going along visited the World War II Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall, the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery, among other sights. One highlight for the pair was meeting former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas and his wife, Elizabeth. Mrs. Pfeffer explained that Mr. Dole, who enlisted in the Army in 1942, tries to get out to greet each of the Honor Flight groups that visit the memorials; hes a couple of years older than Mr. Nichols and will be 95 this summer. Mr. Nichols joined the U.S. Navy the same year as Mr. Dole, Mrs. Pfeffer related, earning the rank of seaman rst class. He served in Alaska, Japan, the Philippines and many South Pacic islands, aboard the USAT (Army Transport) troopship Saint Mihiel and the USS Luna, a general stores issue ship. SFC Nichols was closely involved with combat troops especially during the Battle of Attu, Aleutian Islands, which took place May 11-30, 1943 75 years ago this month! WWII vet gets Honor Flight experience Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy of Nichols family Joe Pfeffer with his father-in-law, Leonard Nichols, at the WWII Memo rial in Washington, D.C. See VET Page 4 See MANAGER Page 4
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 We will be publishing a Special Tribute to the Graduating Class of 2018! Please place your ad to appear May 17th, 24th or 30th! Please call Stephanie at 863-763-3134 ext. 4230to place your ad or e-mail Slarson@newszap.com Deadline is the Friday prior to the run date. ATTENTION: PARENTS! Repairs to Reach 2 estimated at $11 million By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Work on the Kissimmee River Restoration had a seri ous setback from Hurricane Irma in 2017, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still expects to nish the project in 2020. Turbulence barriers were no match for the torrent of water rushing down the river from the upper Kis simmee after the hurricane dumped 8 to 12 inches of rain water into the basin. It takes 12 billion gal lons to raise the big lake by 1 inch. The storm runoff dumped so much water that it raised the level of Lake Okeechobee by a foot in less than a week, and 4 feet by the end of the month. As the major source of water to the lake, much of that runoff came down the river. The surge of water washed out backll used to ll in the canal in the area designated Reach 2. Fill dirt and sand now blocks access to oxbows in formerly restored sections of the river. Some of the ll dirt washed down stream, contributing to the turbidity in Lake Okeechobee. Hurricane Irma set the restoration back about $11 million, according to Jenn Miller of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jackson ville District. But despite the setback, the proj ect is still projected to be completed in 2020. As a result of Hurricane Irma, a signicant amount of backll was displaced in Reach es 2 and 3 resulting in approximately $11 million in damages for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, she explained. Surveys to determine the extent of the damages in Reach 2 backll footprint are complete, and the survey efforts for Reach 3 are scheduled to commence this month, she explained. Repairs should qualify for funding under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, she added. The allocations of money under the Bipar tisan Budget Act of 2018 are still being deter mined, she explained. On April 30, the corps headquarters an nounced the initial set of work to be accom plished with a portion of funding provided for disaster recovery in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This included operation and main tenance funding for ood risk management projects. We will have better clarity on our path forward once additional allocations are an nounced, Ms. Miller added. On April 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced an ini tial set of work to be accom plished with a portion of the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law Feb. 9. Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provides $17.398 billion to USACE for disaster recovery in six appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies; and Expenses. According to the corps news release, the initial allocation of approximately $360 mil lion of the $608 million of appropriations in the Operation and Maintenance account will be used to address the highest-priority needs identied by USACE at 32 projects in 12 states. The funding for this short-term repair work is to be used for repairs to USACE proj ects damaged by natural disasters and to perform emergency dredging of shoaled ma terial deposited at USACE projects by natural disasters. The short-term repair work will allevi ate the impacts of the project damages and shoaling on human safety, ood-prone prop erty, commercial navigation costs, ecosystem values and other project outputs such as rec reation, hydropower and water supply, said R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works. Additional operation and maintenance work will be identied as information on damages incurred at USACE projects and the estimates of the cost to address those damag es are rened. The 2017 storm was not the rst time heavy rainfall impacted work on the river res toration. The project was initially scheduled for completion in 2015. For more on the history of the river resto ration project, see Page 8. Storm damage sets back river restoration A continuing series TRUTH INI Florida/ Katrina Elsken A turbidity barrier was no match for the high volume of water that rushed down the Kissimmee River after Hurricane Irma, leaving more than $11 million in dam ages to the Kissimmee River Restoration Project work.
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 City of Clewiston Notice of ElectionI, Brenda Hoots, Supervisor of Elections, County of Hendry, do hereby give notice that the City of Clewiston General Election will be held on the 6th day of November, 2018, for three of the Seats on the Clewiston City Commission. Qualifying week will be Noon, June 18, 2018 to Noon, June 22, 2018. e voter registration books will close at 5:00 p.m., October 9, 2018. For more information contact the Supervisor of Elections Oce located 1100 S. Olympia St., 863-902-3392 or at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, 863983-1592.Ciudad de Clewiston Aviso de EleccionYo, Brenda Hoots Supervisora de Elecciones, el condado de Hendry, doy cuenta de que la ciudad de Clewiston Eleccion General se celebrara en el dia 6 de Noviembre de 2018, para trec de los asientos en el Commission Ciudad de Clewiston. La Semana de calica cion sera al mediodia, el dia 18 de Junio asta el 22 de Junio. El libro de registro de votantes se cerrara a las 5:00 pm, el 9 de Octubre de 2018. Para mas informacion pungase en contacto con el Supervisor de las Elecciones ocina ubicado 1100 S. Olympia St., en Clewiston 863-902-3392 o E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, 863-983-1592. Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida May 10 & June 7, 2018 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. 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Periodical Class postage paidPublisher: Katrina Elsken Advertising: 863-763-3134E-mail: email@example.comWe Pledge ... To operate this newspaper as a public trust. To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. To report the news with honesty, accuracy, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. To correct our errors and to give each correction to the prominence it deserves. To provide a right to reply to those we write about. To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.Member of Highlands Hammock announces summer schedule for tram tours Glades at a Glance Rib-Cook Off set May 12 Moore Haven American Legion Post 299, 600 River Road in Moore Haven, will hold a Rib Cook-Off on Saturday, May 12. There is a $25 entry fee and ribs are provided and the ribs may be picked the night before or at 7 a.m. on Saturday. All cooking must be done on site. Judging will be at noon. Prizes will be based on the number of entries. Rib dinners will be served beginning at 1 p.m. for a donation of $8. Refreshments and des serts will be available for a small fee. There will also be a cake auction at 1 p.m. For in formation, call 863-233-6081. I Scream for Free Books I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream and Free Books. Moore Haven El ementary, 401 Terrier Pride Drive in Moore Haven, is hosting a family fun night on May 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria. Families are invited to attend to play bingo for books and enjoy free ice cream sundaes. They have tons of books for summer read ing. Meals served at Legion Post Moore Haven American Legion Post 299, 600 River Road in Moore Haven, is sponsor ing 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 su pervision of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sparks. For information, call 863-946-2556. HGUNC is seeking volunteers Faith-based organizations, volunteer and social agencies, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, business and individual volunteers who seek to ad dress the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of individuals and families affected by Hurricane Irma are invited to join the Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC). HGUNC will meet on Friday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at the RCMA child facility (Redlands Christian Migrant Association), 551 West Cowboy Way in LaBelle. For in formation, call 561-516-2103, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Audubon meeting set May 14 The Hendry-Glades Audubon May Cov ered Dish Dinner and program will be held at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Exten sion, 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle, on Mon day, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. Bring a side dish or dessert. At 7 p.m. Mike Knight will present a forestry related program. For information, call 863-983-2870 or 863-517-0202, or visit www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or Face book at Hendry-Glades Audubon. Cruise In set May 15 The South Central Florida Car Club in vites the public to its nal Cruise In of the year on Tuesday, May 15 in Barron Park, 1559 De Soto Ave in LaBelle, starting at 5 p.m. Fresh grilled hot dogs, drinks and sides served. For information, call 863-634-1791. Food trucks set May 24 Chow Down Food Trucks will at Barron Park House Art Gallery located at Barron Park, 471 N Lee St. in LaBelle on Thurs day, May 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. This event is sponsored by Arts of the Inland. This event features the art gallery, bounce houses and food trucks. AA to hold meetings The Lakeport Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group invites the public to their open meetings held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Point of Life Fellowship, 15399 E. State Road 78 in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-634-3104. Register for free VPK at WGS If your child did not attend the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program during the 2017-18 school year, he/she is entitled to the 300-hour summer VPK program. This summer VPK program is available at West Glades School (WGS), 2586 County Road 731 in LaBelle. Deadline to register is June 6. To register go to the website, create an ac count and bring or upload the listed items: https://familyservices.oridaearlylearn ing.com/Account/Login Upload or bring the childs original birth certicate, passport, or immunization record signed by a physician Upload or proof of Florida residency such as utility bill or lease or drivers license Once completed the certicate must be printed and brought to school. Call 863-6753490 for assistance. For assistance or information call Doreen Sabella or Yessica Gonzalez at 863-675-3490. Special to the Glades County Democrat SEBRING Highlands Hammocks guided, narrated tram tour of the park and restricted areas where visitors may observe alligators, water birds, butteries and other wildlife, will be limited to running at 11 a.m. on Fridays and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sat urdays and Sundays. The summer schedule will take effect May 7. The regular schedule will resume in the fall at which time the tram will run at 1 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with addi tional trams based on visitor demand. The tour, which is approximately one hour and 15 minutes long, introduces visitors to park history and natural communities including old growth hammock, cypress swamp, and pine atwoods. Tours provide the op portunity to glimpse deer and other wildlife relatively close-up. The tram is wheelchair accessible. Visitors are advised that pets are not permitted on tram tours. Tickets are sold only at the Hammock Inn Concession and may be purchased one day in advance or on the day of the tour. The Hammock Inn will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the spring and summer months and resume daily operation during the fall. Concession hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tram tickets for adults and youth aged 13 years and older are $10 per person. Tickets for children aged 6 to 12 years old are $5 per person. Children aged 5 years and younger are free. For more in formation, call the Hammock Inn at 863402-0061. Park entry fees of $6 per vehicle (includes up to 8 people) and $4 per single occupant vehicle apply. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum is normally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A summer schedule for the CCC Museum will go into effect during the month of May and hours of operation may vary from a full eight hour day to a four hour day. On days where volunteer availability is limited, the CCC Museum will be open from either 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors planning a tour of the museum are advised to call the Ranger Station at 863386-6094 and speak with a ranger to verify the hours of operation.
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THE PERMITTED, CONDITIONAL AND PROHIBITED USES WITHIN CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS AND OTHER CHANGES PERTAINING TO AIRPORTSHendry County proposes to adopt the following by ordinance: Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-53, ZONING, SPECIFICALLY, SECTION 1-53-6.13, AIRPORTS; SECTION 1-53-3, ZONING DISTRICTS; AND SECTION 1-53-4, DIMENSIONAL AND DENSITY REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A public hearing on adoption of the ordinance will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on May 22, 2018, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi nance. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the changes are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Maps depicting the affected areas around LaBelle Airport and Airglades Airport are adjacent to this advertisement. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, 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 to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning De partment, by phone (863-675-5240), email (email@example.com), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your at tendance at any meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 6755240; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. in which he delivered men and supplies using en-USlanding craft and PT boats. Mrs. Pfeffer and her husband had re en-USsearched veterans organizations in the area en-USand, not nding a VFW post in Moore Haven, en-US looked around some more. The VFW (Veter ans of Foreign Wars) Post in Buckhead Ridge, en-USwe stopped in there and told them about my en-US dad, and they gave him a World War II hat, en-US and they also made arrangements to give him en-US a lifetime membership. We went in there and en-US ate one evening, and they welcomed my dad, en-US said Mrs. Pfeffer. But the trip was something that my hus en-USband and I heard about and arranged, about en-USthree months ago, ourselves. We heard about en-US the Honor Flight; we live near Columbus, so en-US weve seen that happening. And I said, You en-US know, thatd be really good for us to check on en-US and see if we can get Dad to join up with a en-US ight. So she called the nearest Honor Flight chapter. This is a wonderful organization that en-USreally cares about honoring our vets. We thank en-US Ginni Fay and Liz Barton for all they do with the en-US Southwest Florida Honor Flight organization. en-US They all do a wonderful job of honoring our en-US veterans, she said. But, Mrs. Pfeffer added, My husband had en-USto pay $550 to go.en-US All the money thats donated to Honor en-US Flights goes to help the veterans, not for the en-US guardians. So anybody that wants to donate, en-US that donation will go to helping veterans get en-US to see that World War II memorial or even en-US that Vietnam memorial because theyre taking en-US a lot of Vietnam veterans also, because theyre en-US at that age.en-US We both thought about this; we come en-US here a couple months every year. Were always en-US thinking of trying to do special things to make en-US their life easier. ... My mom ... a lot of these last en-US three years (has been getting treatment for) en-US breast cancer, with radiation, chemotherapy. en-US And my dad is just a wonderful caretaker; he en-US does all he can and he wont leave her alone. en-US So Mrs. Pfeffer stayed in Moore Haven with her en-US mom, Anna, wholl turn 80 this year.en-US He used to ... love to go shing, and he en-US has a boat so hed go out by himself, she en-US said. And right now, hes still pretty capable en-US of doing that. If you met him, you would never en-US know hes 93 years old, because theres nothen-US-en-US ing that I know of that he cant do!en-US And so another of the Greatest Generation en-US receives the recognition so richly deserved.en-US We just thought that would be a wonen-US -en-US derful thing to do for him, said Mrs. Pfeffer. en-US Judging by the satised, humbled smile on her en-US fathers face as he visited with dignitaries and en-US fellow honorees in Washington, the Pfeffers en-US succeeded. VET en-USContinued From Page 1 en-USHelfenberger would amount to more than en-US the county had been paying Paul Carlisle, en-US who left the county manager post April 27 en-US but has been kept on as a part-time consulen-US -en-US tant.en-US Mr. Pringle explained the contract provien-US -en-US sions and answered several questions about en-US time tracking, evaluations, use of a county en-US vehicle and termination scenarios.en-US Mrs. Long said, When I interviewed en-US him, I was extremely impressed. I think en-US we all were. The only real negative was, en-US he never intends to move to Glades Counen-US -en-US ty; he said hed move to Fort Myers. And I en-US think that is the reason that the cost is so en-US much higher for our area in salary than it is en-US anywhere else. In Marianna, theyre hiring en-US one for $80,000, but they have amenities we en-US dont have.en-US Mr. Ahern said hed talked about Glades en-US situation with Hendry County Administrator en-US Charles Chapman, who is president-elect of en-US the Florida Association of County Managers, en-US and thats what he said, Were competing en-US with the east coast and west coast. Were en-US competing with Fort Myers and West Palm en-US and other areas where the cost of living and en-US everything else is higher. Thats just the way en-US it is.en-US Commissioner Weston Pryor spoke up en-US with a question. If were going to pay housen-US -en-US ing, why do we pay travel? And if were goen-US -en-US ing to pay travel, why do we pay housing?en-US Mr. Ahern said he calculated what Mr. en-US Helfenbergers costs would be for travel and en-US local accommodations, noting that hed said en-US if he got the job, he probably would drive to Moore Haven from his rented home in St. Cloud on Monday and return on Friday. en-USCommissioner Donald Strenth said he en-US thought Mr. Helfenberger was seeking an en-US ungodly amount of money. This is the rst en-US man out of the gate ... and I think his deen-US -en-US mands are pretty high.en-US Chairman Ahern answered that I think en-US it was a unanimous decision to try to negoen-US -en-US tiate a contract with this man. Mr. Strenth en-US said the key word was try.en-US Yes, and I have put forth the effort to try en-US to do that. Now, if we need to do something en-US different ... well, thats ne, Mr. Ahern reen-US -en-US plied.en-US Commissioner Long said that in hinden-US -en-US sight, she thought the board should have en-US advertised for someone to ll the interim en-US position. Mr. Strenth responded: We can en-US still operate until we can nd somebody that en-US can step in at what Id call a decent rate. I en-US think he just wants too much.en-US Commissioner Tim Stanley asked, Well, en-US what would you consider a decent rate?en-US Further discussion led to a consensus, en-US and Mr. Stanley made a motion, seconded en-US by Mr. Strenth, to offer Mr. Helfenberger the en-US equivalent of a $100,000 annual salary with en-US no extra allowances, with 72 hours to reply en-US (until noon Friday, May 11) and to immeen-US-en-US diately advertise the interim position afteren-US -en-US ward if he declined the offer. The motion en-US passed 5-0.en-US When Mr. Pringle noted that could leave en-US the county without someone in charge en-US leading up to its next few meetings, which en-US would pose problems with important maten-US -en-US ters pending, the board then unanimously en-US amended its agenda to consider extending en-US Mr. Carlisles term as a part-time consultant, en-US and then unanimously voted to tack another 30 days onto his contract. en-USMANAGERen-USContinued From Page 1
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Marvin Dwaine McGee, 53 CLEWISTON Marvin Dwaine McGee died May 1, 2018. He was born April 8, 1965 in Okeechobee to Jimmie and Joan (Woodham) McGee. Raised in Okeechobee, he lived most of his life in Clewiston and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for merly in Moore Haven. Mr. McGee was preceded in death by his son, Michael Caleb McGee. He is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Troutman (Matthew), of Albemarle, N.C.; parents, Jimmie and Joan McGee, of Clewiston; brothers, Bart McGee (Tanda), of Okeechobee, Chris McGee (Gloria), of Moore Haven, Allen McGee, of Ft. Myers, Bret McGee (Cheryl), and Brad McGee, all of Moore Haven; sisters, Catherine Johnson (Bruce) and Rhonda Iglesias (Ramon), all of Clewiston. Visitation was 11 a.m. until services at 12 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 at Turning Point Church of God, 207 Pine Lane, Clewiston, FL 33440. Interment followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Jennifer Lee (Thies) Loos Jennifer Lee (Thies) Loos, formerly of Ft. Thomas, Ky., passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at her home in Lakewood, Colorado after a lingering illness. Jennifer was born October 9, 1958 at St. Luke Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Survi vors include her part ner Peter Purrazzella, Denver, CO., Jennifers precious children, Jonathan Loos, Seattle, WA, Katherine Loos, Denver, CO., Peters children, Mia Purrazzel la, Rebekah Purrazzella, Julianna Troiani, Jennifers father, Robert J. Thies, Cincinnati, OH, mother, Anne (Thies-Deuschle) Coffey, Moore Haven, FL, her twin sister, Genevieve Conroy, Pompano Beach, FL/Bahamas, sis ter, Celeste Keeney, Delhi, OH, Marie Thies, of Coral Springs, FL, brother, Terry Thies, Boca Raton, FL, mother-in-law, Beatrice Loos, Wil liamsburg, VA, brothers-in-law, Colin Conroy, Pompano, FL, Jerry Keeney, Delhi, OH, Karl Loos, Falmouth, MA, Steve Caputo, Summit, NJ, Charles Gildehaus, Concord, MA, sistersin-law, Ann Loos, Falmouth, MA, Sasha Thies, Coral Springs, FL, Jeannette Thies, Boca Ra ton, FL, Peggy Loos, Williamsburg, VA, Penny Loukakos, Williamsburg, VA, Patty Caputo, Summit, NJ, Bea Alice Loos, Acton, MA, Pa mela Gildehaus, Concord, MA, aunts, Cathy Humphrey-LaCour, Somerset, KY, Peggy Thies-Mahoney, & Paul Mahoney, Florence, KY, Marianne Thies, Bellevue, KY, uncles, David Humphrey, Latonia, KY, Michael Hum phrey, Carrollton, KY, Lee Weddle, Somerset, KY, and James Thies, Bellevue, KY. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Loos and her sister, Deborah Deuschle. After graduating from Highlands High school in 1976 with academic and track honors, Jen nifer received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Kentucky University and a Masters Degree in Geology and Paleontology from the University of Cincinnati. Jennifer married Kenneth Dingwell Loos, of Bethesda, MD, also a geologist and graduate of University of Cincinnati where they met. After having their children, they spent several years in Stavanger, Norway, and Cairo, Egypt where Kenneth was employed by the Amoco Oil Company. Kenneth died of natural causes suddenly in Cairo at 42 years of age. She moved to Denver in 2011 with Peter where she enjoyed trail running, hiking, bik ing and attending concerts. A gifted Geologist; she was employed at Ageiss, Inc. in Denver. She took great pride in her work and will be missed by her coworkers. Jennifer had a sense of adventure and a erce, indomitable, independent spirit. She had a sharp wit and a contagious laugh, al ways looking for the great prank or good pun. She was a scholar and creative artist, but most of all, Jennifer was timeless in her support and love of her family. She fought to stay with them with a strength and courage that will for ever be her legacy. A Memorial Service, Life Celebration and Wake will be held at 619 Covert Run, Bellev ue, KY on Friday, May 18, 2018 beginning at 1 p.m. Parking is limited. Taking Uber or Lyft is encouraged. Bright dress encouraged. In lieu of owers, an educational trust fund for her three children is being established. Marvin L. Staples, 64 SEBRING Marvin L. Staples passed away May 5, 2018 in Sebring. He was born Oct. 20, 1953 in Quincy, Fla. to the late Walter L and Norma Tryon (Prusia) Staples. Survivors include his wife, Tonia (Ensminger) Staples; one son, Jason Staples of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two daughters, Carrie (Christian) Merelo of Swansea, S.C. and Tara Staples of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Walter Staples; one sister, Angel (Roy) Leonard of Morristown, Tenn.; 5 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston with Pastor Troy Ezell ofciating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Obituaries Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to email@example.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Reections from the Pulpit Mothers Day: A God-sized gift that could come only from Him The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+ Saint Martins Church, Clewiston One cold winter morning I encountered one of my Church members bent over a sled and struggling with the infant riding in it. She was trying to put on the youngsters mittens and he was doing his best to keep it from happening. I was passing and re torted Atta girl, Debbie, make him do it! She turned and gave me a scowl Well, he wont keep his mittens on! She misjudged my words and I quickly added Debbie, Im on your side! Make him do it! Here was a young mother struggling with a rebellious offspring and doing her best to protect him even when he didnt want or understand it was because of her love and protection. Thats what mothers do. Over the years Ive encountered many of these saints who have overcome all sorts of obstacles and have, by their dili gence, patience, relentless interventions for the good and plain love; turned out some wonderful human beings that are a credit to the human family. I have witnessed all kinds of sacrices and the wrestling with almost insurmount able obstacles to help shape base human nature recently come into the world into responsible, caring, sensitive, helpful adults. No doubt youve seen such moth ers in action; been blessed by having one yourself, been privileged to share in par enthood too. Christianity has heralded one of them theotokus or God bearer, simply known as Mary. Her call by God is faced with obstacles, being little more than a child herself, having a partner with questions, being required to journey during moments of expecting a birth and giving birth under harsh winter conditions in a stable, having to ee with her new-born immediately after His birth to a strange for-away country. Mary will provide Jesus with the nurture and comfort He will need during those ear ly and very formative years. He will be lost from them (Luke 2:41ff) and stay behind in Jerusalem for three days around age twelve. Mary will chide Him Son, why have you treated us so? Be hold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously (v.48). His response is not understood (v.49) but accepted, and Luke reports He was obedient to them, and His mother kept all of these things in her heart (v.51.). Her guidance and love is responsible for Luke commenting And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man (v.52). Jesus will not always respond as His mother wishes (John 2:1ff). They will attend a wedding and Mary will point out They have no wine (v.3). Jesus did not wish to act, but His mother will tell those who are attending Do whatever He tells you(v.5) and Jesus responds to the needs of the hosts on the occasion; the wine stewards being overwhelmed by the quality of the wine that they now had for their guests. Mary will have shared in His suffering and at the end of His earthly life (John 19:25-27) and joy will come only later. These miracles are repeated time and again among those persons we call Moth er-Mom-Ma and who we honor for their giving to us life in all of its physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions. In short, they are the ones with the biggest part in making us who we are. We take a day to honor them; but I think we honor them more often when we respond to our higher callings; in our help ing others, our response to those in our lives with love, our caring, our generosity of spirit, our ability to see the greater good, our witness to the values of faith, hope and charity that we have received at the hands of the ones who have nurtured us from our earliest moments. My own mother had her share of hard ships and challenges, her three children no doubt being a large part of them, but she was up to the task. From her own childhood on, difculties were a part of her own growing up but she overcame; found love, shared it and cared for her own mother, her own husband and children, and then grandchildren when she was able. She had her own business es from time to time, but she was rst and foremost mother. She knew her craft and I know God blessed her for it. Your mother, no doubt, has been bless ed in her calling too. God uses them to make our world a better, more perfect place and more like that home where we all will one day come. As I reect, my thanks on this day is a rather weak response to all that I have been given; may it be received with her knowing that I will make it as perfect as I humanly can and with my love in return as perfectly as I can make it. May you take this special day to give your thanks and appreciation to the one who God sent to you from your beginning and ever afterward.
6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 15 MONTHCD SPECIAL 2.03%APY*$500 MINIMUM OPENING DEPOSIT 205 South WC Owen Ave Clewiston, FL 33440 Phone: (863) 983-6181 Fax: (863) 983-0607 CenterStateBank.com*Annual Percentage Yield A day of fun at Warm Mineral Springs Bobbi Brown Glades County Womans Club The Glades County Womans Club is a service club, and a few of their services in clude furnishing mammograms for Glades County residents who have no health insur ance to cover them, scholarships for grad uating seniors and picking up trash along Riverside Drive. However, once a year members get to gether just to have fun. President Jenny Al len arranged for this fun day to be a trip to Northport to enjoy Warm Mineral Springs. The springs contain 51 minerals, the highest content of any natural springs in the United States. The springs are 500 feet deep, and reportedly contained remains of First Americans that were thousands of years old. Even though the springs are open now just for swimming, people come from all over the world to experience, they insist, the relief that the waters provide for their symptoms. Mrs. Allen also arranged for the eight members who made the trip to meet for breakfas, and conclude the fun-lled day with dinner at a local restaurant. If you are unfamiliar with Warm Mineral Springs, it is worth checking out. The area where children swim is roped off, and life guards are provided for swimmers safety. The area is beautiful, and oak trees provide shade for those of us (this writer) who for get sunscreen. Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photo Students donate many items to animal shelters West Glades Schools charac ter education focus for April was Charity. The school-wide project involved collecting items for Critter Care in Clewiston and the Caloosa Humane Society in LaBelle. Stu dents donated pet food, toys, cat litter and other items for the facil ities. We are continuing to PAY IT FORWARD with acts of kindness in hopes that these small deeds will change the world for the better. Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy of City of Moore Haven Moore Haven Clerk Maxine Brantley honored Moore Haven City Clerk Maxine Brantley is marking 25 years of service this year, making her the longest-serving municipal clerk in the Glades region south of Lake Okeechobee, as the 49th annual ob servance of Municipal Clerks Week is celebrated across the nation this week, May 6-12. Her colleagues are Belle Glade City Clerk Debra Buff, whos served 23 years; South Bay City Clerk Jessica Figueroa, 10 years; Clewiston City Clerk Kathy Combass, seven years; and Pa hokee City Clerk Tijauna Warner, three years. The ofce of municipal clerk is the oldest among public servants, and their special week, established by their international group, was rst declared in the U.S. by President Reagan in 1984.
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Highlands Hammock announces Kids Discovery Nature Walks Students win $25 Walmart gift cards Fifteen Book readers recognized Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy photo Each time a West Glades School student completed a book, he or she was entered into a drawing for a $25 Walmart gift card. Teagan Dobson (3-5) and Carmen Perez (68) were the winners of the gift cards for the 2017-18 Sunshine State reading competition. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy photo West Glades School recognized their Fifteen Book readers for the 2017-18 Sunshine State reading competition: Alex Nelson, Bailey Smallwood, Daniel Reyes, William Sternal, Thomas Gaskins, Zaira Moreno, Riley Curtis, Teagan Dobson, Karla Marines (not all pictured). Special to the Glades County Democrat Sebring Highlands Hammock is launching a new program to introduce children and young adults to the park. Nature walks with activities created es pecially for children will be held on select ed Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Highlands Hammock interpretive vol unteer and former middle school science teacher Chris Wohlwend will lead children and youth aged 5 to 13 on exploratory hikes that incorporate scavenger hunts, birding and other activities. Learn about plants, animals, habitats, niche, food chains, animal adaptations, re ecology and more! Young people can experience adven tures in nature and sharpen their skills to explore nature in the park and their own backyards. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors are advised to dress for the weather and wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and protective clothing. Flipops and sandals are not permitted. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks. Saturday morning walks are scheduled for May 5 and May 26. Visitors who plan to participate will meet at the Music in the Park stage at 10 am. The walks take approximately one hour and conclude by 11:00 am. Park entry fees of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people), $4 per single occupant vehi cle, and $2 for visitors who bicycle or walk apply. Although registration is not required, those attending are requested to sign up by calling the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094 ext. 0, to assist interpretive volunteers in planning and preparation.
8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 The Kissimmee River historically me andered 103 miles from Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee through a diversely rich, 1to-3 mile-wide oodplain. During periods of heavy rains, the river would ll to capac ity, sending the excess water into the rivers oodplain. Waterfowl, largemouth bass, eagles, alligators, aquatic invertebrates and a mosaic of broadleaf plants thrived within the oodplain ecosystem. The City of Kissimmee was originally a small trading post on the northern bank of Lake Tohopekaliga known as the com munity of Allendale. After the Civil War, this area was included in a purchase of 4 mil lion acres of marshland and plains by Ham ilton Disston, the owner of Disston Saw Co. in Philadelphia. The sale price for the land totaled $1 million at 25 cents an acre. That purchase was credited with saving the State of Florida, which was deeply in debt follow ing the Civil War. In January 1881, Mr. Disston con tracted to deepen the Kissimmee River as part of his plan to create a liquid highway so products could be shipped from Kis simmee to the Gulf of Mexico and points beyond. Mr. Disstons dredges connected Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River, which allowed boat trafc from Kis simmee to Fort Myers. Mr. Disston was also involved connecting the Chain of Lakes with canals. Historically, the Chain of Lakes was connected by creeks, streams and sloughs, and water levels uctuated with the seasons. The lakes were connected by manmade canals to facilitate transportation of crops. Steamboat captains navigated the Chain of Lakes from Kissimmee to the Gulf of Mexico with cargoes of cypress lumber and sugar cane. Although Mr. Disstons canals aided water transport and steamboat trafc in Florida, he was unsuccessful in draining the Kissimmee River oodplain or lowering the surface water around Lake Okeechobee and in the Everglades. He was forced to sell much of his investments at a fraction of their original costs. In 1947, prolonged ooding from hur ricanes inundated the Kissimmee basin as well as the surrounding cities, prompting citizens to demand that the government provide ood control. In 1948, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to construct the Central and South Florida Project. The construction of canals and other water control structures for ood control in the 1960s disrupted the natural water uc tuation and harmed the lakes and associat ed marshes. Development around the lakes and an increase in the nutrients owing into them further disrupted the wetlands. From 1960 to 1971, the Kissimmee Riv er was transformed from a 103-mile wind ing river into a 56-mile-long, fairly straight ditch 300 feet wide and 30 feet deep known as the C-38 Canal. The C-38 Canal was cut and dredged straight through the original rivers meanders. In addition, six water control structures were created to manage ooding within the Central Florida basin. As a result of this ditch-and-drain ef fort, the wetland-dependent ora and fauna that once thrived in the Kissimmee system declined drastically. Before channelization was complete, biologists suspected the project would have devastating ecological consequences. While the project delivered on the promise of ood protection, it also destroyed much of a oodplain-dependent ecosystem that nurtured threatened and endangered spe cies, as well as hundreds of other native sh and wetland-dependent animals. More than 90 percent of the waterfowl that once graced the wetlands disappeared, and the number of bald eagle nesting territories decreased by 70 percent. After the water way was transformed into a straight, deep canal, it became oxygen-depleted and the sh community it supported changed dra matically. In 1992, the Kissimmee River Resto ration Water Resources Development Act was authorized that allocated funding to restore the middle third of the channelized Kissimmee River. The Kissimmee River Restoration is a 50/50 cost share project between the USACE and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The restoration involves using the material that was originally dredged from the river to ll in the ditch, as well as using weirs (barriers across the canal) to force water back into the old meandering oxbows. The Kissimmee River Restoration Proj ect will return ow to 44 miles of the rivers original 103-mile historic meanders and re store about 40 square miles of oodplain. The restoration project a 50-50 partner ship with the SFWMD and the USACE is currently projected to be complete in 2020. According to the Army Corps of En gineers website, 102,061 acres have been purchased for the restoration project. How ever, the numbers are a little more compli cated. According to the latest South Florida Environmental Report, the SFWMD needs about 100,000 acres for restoration. The water district has acquired 99,018 acres and is trying to buy an additional 1,300 acres. Some purchases required buying addition al land because the landowners would not sell just the acreage needed for the resto ration; to get the land SFWMD wanted, it sometimes had to purchase larger parcels. Since the purchases, some of that supple mental land has been sold off as surplus. SOURCES: Florida Atlantic University, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Flori da Water Management District, Kissimmee. org, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Kissimmee River timeline PUBLIC NOTICEHOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS HENDRY COUNTY DOES HEREBY ANNOUNCE THAT FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION/REPLACEMENT THROUGH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM THE COUNTY IS NOW SOLICITING APPLICATIONS FROM VERY LOW, LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS FOR THE REHABILITATION/REPLACEMENT OF HOMES WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE COUNTY Program Details Hendry County is providing housing assistance to owner-occupied households through the CDBG program in order to complete a HUD national objective through the revitalization of conditions in underserved, and low to moderate income neighborhoods. Assistance will be provided in the form of a no interest deferred-payment loan. No mobile homes will be eligible for rehabilitation, only replacement with a site built structure as funding allows. The County has been awarded $750,000 and expects to serve a minimum of eleven (11) households. The average cost per house will be approximately $58,000. Listed below is some general information on the application process. (CDBG) Application Process Hendry County will be hosting a homeowner orientation on May 24, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. to explain the program details at the Hendry County Annex Ofces, Janet B. Taylor Auditorium located at 1100 S. Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. Attendance at the orientation is strongly encouraged. Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, May 25, 2018. The application period will be open for 30 days. Complete instructions can be found in an appli cation packet that can be obtained beginning May 25, 2018 at the Hendry County Social Services Department, LaBelle Ofce located at 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, Monday Wednesday, 8:00am 5:00 pm and at the Clewiston ofce located at 1100 Olympia Street, Clewiston, Florida on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am 5:00 pm or on line at: http://www.hendrya.net/new_social_services/index.php. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 4:30 p.m. on June 25, 2018. Complete applications will be accepted at the Hendry County Social Services Department, located at the Labelle Ofce, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and at the Clewiston Ofce located at 1100 Olympia Street, Clewiston, Florida on Thursday and Friday. Each complete application will be time and date stamped to ensure compliance with the application acceptance period. Final application ranking shall be determined by the required guidelines set forth in the Hendry County CDBG Housing Assistance Plan (HAP). All projects must benet very low, low and moderate income households within the unincorporated area of Hendry County. To qualify under the program, the property must be located within the unincorporated limits of the County, the owners must have resided in the home for at least one year prior to making the application, and the annual household income must not exceed the following: For more Information, contact the Hendry County Social Services Department at (863) 675-5297 or Antonio Jenkins at (888) 482-7393. Hendry County is a Fair Housing Community and an Equal Opportunity employer. INI Florida/ Katrina Elsken Alligators can often be seen near or on the sandbars in the restored areas of the Kissimmee River.
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 Public Notice Public Notice Notice Board Meeting Time Change The time for the Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board regular meeting scheduled for May 15, 2018 has been changed to May 22, 2018 Way LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at a commodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Ramiro Rodriguez, Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board Director at participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Ramiro Rodriguez al HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE RELATING TO PROCUREMENT Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on May 22, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to procurement by Hendry County entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUN TY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE XI, PROCUREMENT, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-184, PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any mat ter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Administration at (863) 675-5220; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail keitha. firstname.lastname@example.org. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 260617 CGS/CB 5/10/2018 R oo ng R oo ng 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 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Staff Assistant III-Permitting. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2018 at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. 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KL1TD66646B531318 2006 CHEVY 1FTJW36G7VEA63891 1997 FORD 260422 CN 5/10/2018 Public Notice NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, May 18th, 2018 At 9:00 am at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, FloridaProperty of: Carmetha Walker: Headboard Mattress & Box Spring Miscellaneous Bags and items. Property of: Michael Rogers: Kids Toys, Kid Bike and Miscellaneous bags and items. 259623 SUN 5/10,17/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2014-CP-000037 Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, deceased, whose date of death was August 14, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J #102, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attor ney 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 PERI ODS 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 May 3rd, 2018. Petitioner: Andrew Jackson Bowers, Jr. 19755 Reservation Road Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Petitioner: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 180 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite A Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 259442 5/3,10/2018 Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Residential Building Inspector. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2018 at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!
10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2016-65-CA JEWELL D. BAKER, Plaintiff, -vsKENNETH R. YATES, CARMEN B. YATES, and BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS Defendants. 2nd AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTNotice is hereby given that the undersigned SANDRA BROWN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Glades County, Florida, will on the 31st day of May, 2018, at 11 oclock A .M., at the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Glades County Courthouse (being the front steps), 500 Avenue J, City of Moore Haven, Florida, 33471, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Glades County, Florida, to-wit: Lots 11 and 12, Block 40, REVISED MAP OF MOORE-HAVEN, FLORIDA according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 72, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida of which Glades County was formerly a part. Street address: 571 Avenue H, Moore Haven, FL 33471 pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: Jewell D. Baker, Plaintiff, vs. Kenneth R. Yates, Car men B. Yates and Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devi sees, grantees or other claimants; and unknown tenants, Defendants and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the real property sought to be foreclosed, herein described the docket number of which is Case Number 2016-65-CA. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 27th day of April, 2018. SANDRA BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, FloridaBY: Tami Simmons Deputy Clerk Joseph M. Hendry, II, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0827060 Attorney for Plaintiff Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 220 Dal Hall Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Tel.: (863) 699-2889 259883 GCD 5/3,10/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2016-CA-000046-CAAXMXCARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL REYFF A/K/A MICHAEL R. REYFF, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2016 and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale, and entered in Case No. 2016-CA000046-CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL REYFF A/K/A MICHAEL R. REYFF, is the Defendant, the CLERK OF COURT will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the front steps, south door of the courthouse located at 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 at 11:00 AM on May 24, 2018 the following described property set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 71 and 72, Bowdens Waterfront Lots, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in plat book 3, pages 27, of the public records Glades County, Florida, together with a 1989 Palm Trailers Doublewide Mobile Home, Width and Length 28.00 x 67.00, Serial Numbers PH092650A and PH092650B, Title Numbers 46708281 and 46889729, which, by intension of the parties and upon retirement of the Certificate of Title as provided in Florida Statute 319.261 shall constitute a part of the realty and shall pass with it. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the Foreclosure Sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within sixty (60) days after the Foreclosure Sale. DATED in Glades County, Florida this, 30th day of April, 2018. Sandra Brown As Clerk of Circuit Court County, Florida Tami Simmons 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 Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose office is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 259864 GCD 5/3,10/2018 Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOPNotice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on May 22, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida to discuss the 2018-2019 county budgets and related issues. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Administration at (863) 675-5220; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail keitha. email@example.com. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 261222 CN/CB 5/10/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2014-CP-000037 Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, deceased, whose date of death was August 14, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J #102, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attor ney 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 PERI ODS 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 May 3rd, 2018. Petitioner: Andrew Jackson Bowers, Jr. 19755 Reservation Road Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Petitioner: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 180 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite A Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 259442 5/3,10/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP-000009 Uniform Case No.: 222018CP000009CPAXMXIN RE: the Estate of JAMES E. LEWIS, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS ( Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JAMES E. LEW IS, deceased, date of death November 7, 2017 by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471; that the total value of the estate is $00.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Ruth M. Lewis 1720 Linda Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO TIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Or der of Summary Administration, must file their claims against the estate in duplicate with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLA STAT.733.702.ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 May 3rd, 2018. Person Giving Notice: RUTH M. LEWIS 1720 Linda Road Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 259600 GCD 5/3,10/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP-000009 Uniform Case No.: 222018CP000009CPAXMXIN RE: the Estate of JAMES E. LEWIS, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS ( Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JAMES E. LEW IS, deceased, date of death November 7, 2017 by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471; that the total value of the estate is $00.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Ruth M. Lewis 1720 Linda Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO TIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Or der of Summary Administration, must file their claims against the estate in duplicate with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLA STAT.733.702.ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 May 3rd, 2018. Person Giving Notice: RUTH M. LEWIS 1720 Linda Road Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Email: email@example.com 259600 GCD 5/3,10/2018 Administr ation of Estates 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. 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May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11 Special to INI Florida ORLANDO A key way to cope with a disaster is to have a plan. Know how to react before, during and after a disaster and know the hazards that could affect where you live, work and go to school. It is important for all Floridians, especially individuals with access and functional needs, to plan ahead. Communication Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes. Know how to contact one another and reconnect if separated. Estab lish a meeting place thats familiar to every one and easy to nd. Complete your family emergency com munication plan online and print it onto wallet-sized cards. Ensure all family members have a copy. Install the Federal Emergency Manage ment Agency mobile app. It provides severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to ve selected locations. Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to the local emergency station; monitor TV and radio. Follow mobile alerts and warnings about severe weather. Evacuation Evacuation orders can come with little notice. Planning ahead is vital to evacuating quickly and safely. The Florida Division of Emergency Managements website FloridaDisaster.org has comprehensive information on what to do before, during and after a disaster under Plan and Prepare. Plan how to leave and where to go if advised to evacuate. Fill vehicles with gas if an evacuation seems likely. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes. Those without cars should plan how to leave. Listen to a battery-powered radio and leave when told to do so. Leave early to avoid being trapped by severe weather. A list of nearby open shelters is on the FEMA mobile app. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has a list of open shelters by county. Inform an out-of-state contact about your evacuation plan. Unplug radios, TV and small applianc es. Secure the home by locking doors and windows. Leave a note letting others know the plan for evacuation. If the home is damaged, shut off water, gas and electricity. Take pets along, but be aware some shelters or hotels only accept service an imals. Check with neighbors who may need a ride. Follow recommended evacuation routes. If stranded when driving, stay in the ve hicle, put on ashers, call for help and wait until it arrives. Disaster kits Have disaster supply kits ready at all times in your home, work and vehicles. A disaster kit is a collection of basic items needed in the event of an emergency, and can be assembled well in advance. Have enough food, water and other necessities, including all medications, in suf cient quantity for each family member to last for at least 72 hours. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has a list of items to include in disaster kits. Ready.gov has a list of recommended emergency supplies. MySafeFlorida.org is another source for suggested items for disaster kits. Include supplies for individuals with disabilities, children, seniors or pets, and protection against the Florida weather. In sect repellent and sunscreen should be in all kits, as well as rainproof gear for everyone. For more recovery information, visit www.floridadisaster.org/dem/recovery/, www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL, or follow us @FE MARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMAs Face book page. How to make a disaster plan Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink CustomersCenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone or qualifying broadband service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits (up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges) if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone or qualifying broadband service per household, which can be on either a wireline or wireless service. Broadband speeds must be 15 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload or faster to qualify. A household is defined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain a Lifeline discount can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. I f you live in a Cen t uryLink service a r ea, please c a ll 1.855.954 .65 4 6 or visit c e n t u r ylink.com/ lifeli n e w i t h que s t i ons or to reques t an applicat ion f o r t he L i f eline p r o g r am. rf rrfr rntfb t bff tbtt tr
12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 6-1 Realty Clewiston Church of Christ Clewiston Green Thumb Garden Club Common Grounds Coffee Shop Community Presbyterian Church Florida Community Health Center Great Florida Insurance Brenda Hoots Hope Healthcare J & M Electric and AC, LLC Pat Langford Main Street Sales Mr. Auto Insurance Okeechobee the Magazine Curtiss and Mary Edith Pullen Sugarland Liquor U.S. Sugar Wegschaid Appraisal & Real Estate Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy photo Lacy Green and Ashton Powers were honored to receive the Doc Keen Work horse Award in remembrance of Doc Keen at the 4-H Banquet held at the Doyle Conner Building on May 1. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy photo Mallory Thomas was the Beefmakers only senior this year. Congratula tions Mallory! Awards presented at 4-H Banquet Moore Haven to get aid under EPA brownelds program Special to the Glades County Democrat The U.S. Environmental Protection Agen cy announced grants to 144 communities nationwide, including ve in Florida, at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 25. The projects being nanced are part of the Brownelds Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and regional agencies money to conduct environmental assessments and cleanups in locally desig nated areas. A grant of $600,000 funneled through the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council will nance hazardous substance and petroleum cleanup projects in Moore Haven, Clewiston and Immokalee, and and a $300,000 allocation will be spent for similar projects in Pahokee. EPAs Brownelds Program expands the ability of communities to recycle vacant and abandoned properties for new, productive reuses, using existing infrastructure, said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in announc ing the grants. These grants leverage other public and private investments, and improve local economies through property cleanup and redevelopment. Administrator Trey Glenn of the EPAs Region 4, which includes Florida along with Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and the sovereign lands of six Native American tribes, noted that $8.9 million of the total $54.3 million awarded is coming to the Southeast. Brownelds Assessment and Cleanup grants target communities that are econom ically disadvantaged and provide assistance where environmental cleanup and new job opportunities are needed, he said. These funds mean a great deal to these commu nities. Florida has been very successful with our Brownelds Redevelopment Pro gram (BRP) over the years, and our efforts have been strengthened through funding re ceived from EPA Brownelds grants, Carrie Kruchell, Florida BRP manager and liaison, said. We are extremely pleased to learn that once again Floridas communities will ben et from a total of $1.2 million that has been awarded for environmental site assessments in scal 2018-19. These assessment grants support this important rst stage of protect ing and preserving our environment, which sets the stage for future redevelopment and reuse. The Brownelds Program targets communities that are economically disad vantaged and provides funding and assis tance to transform blighted sites into assets that can generate jobs and spur economic growth. A study analyzing 48 brownelds sites found that an estimated $29 million to $97 million in additional tax revenue was generated for local governments in a single year after cleanup. This is two to seven times more than the $12.4 million EPA contribut ed to the cleanup of these browneld sites. Another study found that property values of homes located near brownelds sites that are cleaned up increased by between 5 per cent and 15 percent after cleanup. In addition, communities can use brown elds funding to leverage water infrastruc ture loans and other nancial resources. For example, EPAs Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund can be used, under certain condi tions, to address the water-quality aspects of browneld sites and the assessment and construction of drinking water infrastructure on brownelds, respectively. EPAs Water In frastructure Finance and Innovation Act pro gram may also serve as a potential source of long-term, low-cost supplemental nancing to fund brownelds project development and implementation activities to address wa ter quality aspects of brownelds. Register for free VPK at WGS If your child did not attend the Vol untary Prekindergarten (VPK) program during the 2017-2018 school year, he/she is entitled to the 300 hour summer VPK program. This summer VPK program is available at West Glades School (WGS), 2586 County Road 731 in LaBelle. Dead line to register is June 6. To register go to the website, create an account and bring or upload the listed items: https://familyservices.oridaear lylearning.com/Account/Login Upload or bring the childs original birth certicate, passport, or immuniza tion record signed by a physician Upload or proof of Florida residen cy such as utility bill or lease or drivers license Once completed the certicate must be printed and brought to school. Call 863-675-3490 for assistance.