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Glades County Democrat

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Glades County Democrat
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Democrat
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Moore Haven, FL
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Independent Newspapers Inc., Jose Zaragoza - Publisher
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January 6, 2005
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United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Began in 1922.
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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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June 14, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Vol. 90, No. 24 50 plus tax 14.15 feetLast Year: 11.77 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level District wants to increase water ... Page 2 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper.gladescountydemocrat.comFormer Terrier invited to all-star ... Page 6 Corps seeks on EAA reservoir ... Page 5 Restoration project to restore lake ... Page 2 ... Page 5 Glades County Democrat/Chris FelkerTraining center meeting updates ofcialsHendry County School District Superintendent Paul Puletti (far right) updates Glades and Hendry county commissioners and ofcials Tuesday about ongoing negotiations to establish new job-training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility. Those attending agreed that they must join forces this year in lobbying Floridas Legislature to nance training programs since lawmakers already have invested around $4 million to build the center near Moore Haven. Glades County alone contributed up to $2 million, yet the facility sits unused much of the time. By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Glades County commissioners learned Tuesday that two dozen applications have been received for the post of Glades County manager, and voted to close the application period and begin reviewing the potential candidates. Commissioners discussed with County Attorney Richard Pringle the process they should follow to pick which applicants they want to interview after Human Resources Director Gabrielle Ibietatorremendia said 16 to 18 of them met the boards minimum qualications. Mr. Pringle explained the county had initiated a competitive selection process and that hed written the solicitation to give commissioners the maximum lati tude possible in how they go about selecting the next county manager. He advised that they ask Ms. Ibietator remendia to give them all the applications along with her assessment of whether each was qualied or not, then look them over individually and gure out how they wanted to proceed. Commissioners agreed to do so before their next meeting, set for June 25. The commissioners also voted unan imously to let interim manager Joseph Helfenberger perform all responsibilities of the permanent county manager as set forth in their personnel handbook. In other business, the county board ap proved a comprehensive plan amendment after a public hearing for applicants Barry and Janice Chins 9.23-acre property along U.S. 27, and also voted to rezone the land from commercial to heavy industrial use following a quasi-judicial hearing. There is a 50by 100-foot steel building on the site, where the owners, who live in Pembroke Pines, operate a business known as Chin Shop & Storage. Consultant Paul Carlisle, who handled their application when he was county man ager, told commissioners that the proposed amendment and rezoning were suitable for the property and compatible with surround ing land uses, and had been approved by County to choose new manager Special to the Glades County Democrat On Friday, June 1, Moore Haven Middle High School (MHMHS) graduated 70 seniors. The Class of 2018 Project Graduation hosted a lockin after party for the graduating seniors. Project Graduation is a self-supported program sponsored by the parents of the graduating seniors; we receive no funding from the school budget. It is through the generosity of the parents, townspeople, the Moore Haven business community as well as many other generous businesses in the surrounding area that we have been able to host the after party. With the support of many, this years Project Graduation could provide a night full of food, MHMHS appreciates support received for Project Graduation Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photoThe 2018 graduates with the prizes they received during the lock-in. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy photoSkye Schlueter, Mallory Thomas, Pay ton Woodward, Ivess Baker, Ramon Marlowe, Richard Harris, Bluesky Friday and Li-Ani Puente enjoying games at the Project Graduation lock-in. See MHMHS Page 4 See COUNTY Page 4 ... Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2018 District wants to increase water ow southBy Katrina ElskenINI Florida The South Florida Water Management District is using all of the tools in the box to deal with the runoff from Mays record-breaking rainfall. Water levels throughout the district which is made up of 16 counties in South Florida are very high after record-breaking rainfall in May, SFWMD spokesman Randy Smith said at a news conference in West Palm Beach on Friday. Lake Okeechobee has risen to the level that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers institut ed discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries on June 1, he continued. We know there is not a silver bullet, he said. There is not one single solution that will stop releases from Lake Okeechobee, but over the long term the district is making steady progress on ecosystem restoration projects that will reduce the need for these harmful re leases in the future. Water managers here at the district are looking for operational renements to move more water from Lake Okeechobee south in stead of having it going east and west to the estuaries, he said. We are working closely with our state and our federal partners, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Were looking for any and all exibility within the regional water management sys tem, he said. Its unfortunate the releases are being made so early in the wet season, said SFW MD Chief Engineer John Mitnik. The decision has not been made lightly. This is the third year in a row that Mother Nature has dealt us a bad hand, he said, May brought us 300 percent of normal rainfall. It actually set a record for the month of May over the past four weeks. He said the district has asked the Department of the Interior for permission to open all of the S-12 water control structures to move more water out of Water Conservation Area 3-A into Everglades National Park. We have asked them to raise the operating level of the L-29 Canal near the Tamiami Trail, he added. We have asked for the construction that is currently going on in the south part of the system to be wrapped up. All of this is being done so we can send more water south, he said. The Tamiami Trail from Tampa to Miami acts as a dam, bisecting the Everglades from coast to coast. The S-12 water control structures send water under the trail to Everglades National Park. Since the rainy season started, two of the structures, the S-12A and S-12B, have been closed to protect the nesting grounds of the Cape Sable sea sparrow, an endangered species. The SFWMD cannot move water through those structures without the consent of the Department of the Interior. Under current policy, the structures must stay closed until July 15. Opening the S-12A and S-12B structures would double the ow south, according to Mr. Smith. A and B combined is an additional 800-1,000 cfs. Opening these two triggers other possible structure openings to allow even more ow south, he explained. Mr. Mitnik said the district continues to move forward with projects such as the C-43 and C-44 reservoirs and the Lake Hicpochee storage project, as well as the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir. They also want to develop a well injection program for Lake Okeechobee. Deep well injection would send excess water down into the boulder zone, in effect sending it to tide by going straight down instead of east or west. Just as with water sent to tide through the estuaries, this freshwater could not be recovered for later use, but using deep well injection could help save the estuaries from the damage of harmful excess freshwater discharges. Were also coordinating with landowners to hold as much water as they can for as long as they can, he added. We have many efforts to remedy the unintended consequences of the Central and Southern Flood Control system, explained Ava Valdez, Everglades Policy Division director. We have well-established partnerships with ranchers as well as citrus growers in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, the St. Lucie Watershed as well as the Caloo sahatchee, she continued. Some projects are passive in that they hold water back from ever reaching the lake or the estuaries. Others are active, in that they pump water onto their own property and hold it there. These partnerships create about 54,000 acre-feet of storage, she said. This storage is at about 75 percent capacity as the result of the May rains. The partnerships will be operational throughout the wet season, she said. Terrie Bates, Water Resources Division director, addressed the concerns about reports of algae blooms in the lake and other bodies of water. She said most of the freshwater runoff in the coastal estuaries came from the local basins, which received heavy rainfall in May, before the lake releases started. About a half-million acres discharges through C-43 watershed on the west coast to the estuaries, she explained. In April and early May, some lake water was released to the Caloosahatchee River to benet that system, because there wasnt enough rainfall to maintain the desired salinity balances. When the rains started in May, those lake releases stopped. From May 29 to June 4, the estuaries received an average ow of 3,654 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the local basin and an average of 1,901 cfs from the lake, she explained. On the east coast, the story is similar. There are multiple basins that all drain to the estuary regardless of what comes from Okeechobee, she said. The tremendous amount of discharge from the local basins coming in turned that estuarys salinity to completely fresh even be fore the lake releases started. Proportionally, the impact of the discharg es coming from the lake is comparatively small, she said. Blue-green algae blooms are on everyones minds, she continued. The television news stations are showing images of the 2016 algae blooms. Thats not what we have out there today, she added. The Florida Department of Environmental Regulation samples and tests algae blooms, she said. So far two small blooms have shown very, very low levels of toxins less than 1 part per billion. (Levels over 10 parts per bil lion are considered a health concern, accord ing to the World Health Organization.) Even though you may be seeing visible blue-green algae, its not always toxic, she explained. The district is continuing to sample water across Lake Okeechobee, she said. Hurricane Irma caused numerous prob lems across the lake in regards to nutrient lev el and turbidity, Ms. Bates said. Using satellite images, they monitor the conditions on the Big O. She said they have very clear images of Lake Okeechobee. We really are not seeing any bloom conditions across the lake in June. Weve got a long, hot summer to get through, she warned, There is no crystal ball to tell us if there is going to be a bloom or not. Concentrations of algae along the shore line do not mean there is a bloom, she added, because algae is buoyant and the wind will cause it to accumulate along the shore. A continuing series TRUTH Restoration project to restore wetlands north of lakeSpecial to INI Florida WEST PALM BEACH The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) on Thursday, June 7, presented the Wa ter Resources Analysis Coalition (WRAC) members with the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project. This innovative and game-changing project will use the latest science and tech nology to address a number of water man agement and environmental concerns for the entire region now and in the future, said SFWMD Governing Board member and WRAC facilitator Brandon Tucker. This TSP will reduce harmful releases to the northern estuaries, benet lake ecology, protect en dangered and threatened species and im prove water supply.. SFWMD and USACE will hold a public meeting for landowners in the project area on Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at the Wil liamson Center of Indian River State College in Okeechobee.

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June 14, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 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 Bagster service available for on-demand hurricane debris removal and disposalGLADES COUNTY Its the type of service you rarely think about until its truly needed. Much like electricity for your home or gasoline in your vehicle, garbage or recycling collection is taken for granted by most Florida residents under ordinary daily circumstances. Following a powerful hurricane, one of the most essential needs for a community to begin recovery is the reliable return of its most vital services, said Teresa Bishop, community affairs manager for Waste Management Inc. of Florida (WM). Thats why we spend a lot of time in the weeks and months prior to the start of hurricane season focusing within our company on annual hurricane preparation and recovery planning. The company also issues public adviso ries to residents and businesses about storm preparation. This information includes: NOW: Trim your trees, hedges and other landscaping now. Do not wait for the approach of a major storm. Clean out your garage and storage areas at home now and donate your unneeded items or discard them. Do not wait for the approach of a major storm. At least three days before the approach of a major storm: Secure garbage and recycling containers. Place empty containers in a secure location away from open spaces. Stop all yard maintenance and tree trimming activities when there is a named storm with a predicted Florida landfall. Bundle and tie down all loose trash such as tree limbs, wood planks or building and roof tiles. Place these materials in a location where debris cannot become hazardous to homes and automobiles in high winds. Waste Management will continue to collect household garbage and recycling materials in the neighborhoods it serves according to designated schedules until a hurricane warning is issued. After the storm: After the storm passes, separate normal household garbage such as food refuse, diapers and regular household waste from storm debris caused by high winds, hail and rain. Storm debris, including tree limbs, carpet and padding, aluminum and wood fencing, and household appliances, should be placed curbside in a separate pile or piles. Separating normal household waste from storm debris will allow Waste Management employees to collect your household garbage more quickly and safely, and help prevent odors and safety hazards that would be created by mixing your household garbage with storm debris. The separation is also necessary to allow Waste Management to collect normal household waste and to permit other rms to collect storm debris in accordance with arrangements made by local municipalities and/or the county with contractors independent from Waste Management. Waste Management will restart curbside garbage and recycling collection of nor mal household waste on the streets that are passable upon approval from law enforce ment and municipal ofcials. The company will expand its routes to additional areas as more streets are cleared of debris and other impediments. After a hurricane or signicant storm blows through a community, there are few more welcome signs of things getting back to normal than seeing our people doing their jobs, said Ms. Bishop. Once public safety is restored, the rapid recovery of a town or city begins with the startup of rou tine services. While contractors from other companies are contracted to pick up storm debris, Waste Management focuses on re storing regular household collection from the curbside. Also available in Waste Managements mix of hurricane preparedness and recovery services is the Bagster bag. An innovation in waste removal, Bagster is ideal in situations where there is a need to discard more de bris than can t in a typical bin or garbage receptacle, but not enough to require a dumpster. Available at local home improve ment stores, Bagster bags are strong enough to hold 3,300 pounds of severe storm and hurricane debris items, such as tree stumps, large tree limbs, roong shingles, full sheets of plywood and sheetrock. Our value to a community is not always apparent unless collection stops, Ms. Bish op added. Doing everything we can to pre pare before, and return to service after a cri sis, is what being a good community partner is all about. WM ready for 2018 hurricane season SKYWARN training availableThe public is invited to attend SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter training on Thursday, June 14, at 6-8 p.m. at the Glades County Public Safety complex, 1097 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven. You must register to attend training. To RSVP or for information, call Marisa Shivers at 863-946-6020 or email mshivers@myglades.com.Lions Club to hold meetingThe Lions Club of Moore Haven will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the ofces of the Sheriffs Department of Glades County, 1297 FL-78 in Moore Haven. All visiting Lions and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate. The Lions provide Guide Dogs free of charge to blind persons and those with severely impaired vision. Dogs are likewise provided without charge to those with severely impaired hearing. For information, call 863-946-2556.HGUNC meeting set June 22Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) invites non-prot representatives and other interested parties interested in helping Hendry and Glades County residents with unmet needs because of Hurricane Irma to attend a meeting to be held on Friday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Glades Regional Training Center, 1030 Industrial Drive in Moore Haven.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday, June 15, from 5:30 7 p.m. Grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and desert. Live music by Wayne Purvis. Proceeds to homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882. BHR VFW serves sh The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, will hold JCs Fish Fry on Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. Includes sh, potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, cole slaw, and hush puppies. Proceeds benets Veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR VFW serves breakfastThe VFW Auxiliary will serve a full breakfast on Sunday, June 17, from 8:30 11 a.m. at VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, to benet veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.Chicken served at BHR VFW The Sons of AMVETS will host a baked chicken and scalloped potatoes dinner on Wednesday, June 20, at Buckhead VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, at 5 p.m. to benet veteran services. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR VFW serves dinner The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday June 22, from 5:30 7 p.m. Grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet po tatoes, onion rings, salad and desert. Live music by Medicine Man. Proceeds benets homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.Seeking leggings & ip ops The Rape Crisis Unit at Abuse Counseling & Treatment is seeking donations of new or gently used leggings and new ip ops of any size to provide women who have been survivors of sexual violence. Their goal is to collect 50 pair of leggings and 50 pairs of ip ops in the month of June. Drop off loca tion is the LaBelle United Way House, 133 N Bridge St. in LaBelle. Please be sure to say the donations is for the Rape Crisis Center. For information, call 239-433-7559. Glades at a Glance

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2018 By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Hendry County Commissioner Michael Swindle has a day job in educa tion thats made him a key player as the county has pressed forward with neigh boring Glades in trying to get more adult job training set up at the Glades Coun ty Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). Hes employed by the Hendry school district as its director of workforce de velopment, and one program hes been working on dovetails nicely with the GCRTF effort, which is gathering steam. On Tuesday, the commissioners of Hend ry and Glades counties came togeth er for another workshop at the center. At the May 22 Hendry County Board meeting, Mr. Swindle went into some detail about a cooperative construction technology program hes been working to establish along with other education al institutions, public agencies and local businesses, which hed mentioned before. County Board Chairman Mitchell Wills asked him, The program you were talking about ... with the students working along with people in the in dustry now, hows that coming along? He answered that its been progressing very well. Were expecting a July 1 start date. I was working along with Mr. (Rich ard) Yoraschek. Hes going to be one of the champions to help make that happen, and the construction rm that hes work ing with, which is LaBelle Plumbing. Mr. Swindle went on to say the pro gram will provide instruction in build ing-related trades such as masonry, plumbing, electrical work and carpentry. What its going to be is almost the apprentice-based type thing, without the apprentice name. Were just going to kind of steal their curriculum and mojo, and basically assign students that t to said contractor. They may work with Mr. Yoraschek and learn the plumbing skills, then go out and demonstrate the plumbing skills. So its go ing to be hands-on training, he continued. He explained that the school district already provides such vocational education for Clewiston and LaBelle high school students. Responding to questions from Commissioner Karson Turner, Mr. Swindle said that Mr. Yoraschek will act as a sort of coordinator for the program because it would be a travesty not to lean on all his years of knowledge and expertise. County Board Vice Chairwoman Emma Byrd asked, So where do they go from there? Mr. Swindle responded, At the end of 1,050 hours on-the-job training, they will get a building construction technology certicate showing that they have received ... training within that wide girth of areas. He said the program is meant to benet both students after high school and local small businesses. What were doing is were training as well as providing a funnel for those businesses that really want folks to come to work for them, and were also going to create a career pathway where these young men and women say, if they like electrical work, say; well, you know what? FMTC (Fort Myers Technical College) has a phenomenal track for that, or Palm Beach State or maybe its West Tech. So we want to provide a ... clear pathway (so) they can work as well as continue their education in that, he continued. Commissioner Turner asked whether the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board was helping. Mr. Swindle replied that aid is available through CareerSource for those who qualify for CareerSource funding, which a lot of our residents do, and that it will pay for hundreds of hours of the training. So the students are actually employed and get workmens comp through CareerSource, which is phenomenal, he added. Mr. Turner complimented him, saying, This IS phenomenal, what youre doing, whether Airglades ever lands a jet or not. How do we help market this? Word of mouth, Commissioner Swindle said. Mr. Yoraschek and the company that hes working with and through, they have been great coming to the table. Depending on the numbers of folks that sign up by the mid-June deadline, we may need more contractors. I hope were in that situation. Commissioner Turner wanted to discuss more details, but evidently the pro gram is a work in progress. Were kind of laying the tracks as that trains a-coming because theres such a big demand, and it did go over very well in the initial stages, so what I cant answer well gure out together, Mr. Swindle said. I just wish youd nd a way to do this at the Glades County training center, Mr. Turner replied, and Mr. Swindle said, I agree, advising everyone to stay tuned. the Planning and Zoning Board. The land is at 27107 U.S. 27, Moore Haven, on the east side of the highway about 4.5 miles north of State Road 80. Larry Bennett of H.L. Bennett & Associates civil engineers in LaBelle, representing the Chins, informed commissioners that Mr. Chin intends to just continue his business but is asking to be able to store his own equipment on the property. Their appli cation says the reason for the proposed change is to allow the parking and storage of trucks and heavy equipment. There was no public input. On other matters, the commissioners: Approved the Public Risk Management Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with the City of Moore Haven, Barron Water Control District and Port LaBelle Community Development District. Learned from Finance Director Tiffany Patterson that there will be two board workshops on the countys scal 2019 budget, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, and 11 a.m. July 10. Tabled consideration of the Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement until their June 25 meeting. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 fun, games and prizes. The parents would like to thank everyone who supported our efforts to provide the seniors with this memorable night: U.S. Sugar Corp., Steve & Sherri Petti, Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Triangle Chemical, Kevin Bryant, The Royal Foundation, Ridgdill & Sons, City of Moore Haven, Glades County Youth Livestock, Glades Electric Co-op, Craig A. Smith & Associates, Mike & Debbi Pressley, Jason & Lisa Langdale, Eushica Doctor, Vicki Escobar, Robert Pass III, Chalo Nitka Committee, Sandra Langdale, James & Can dace Taylor, Carl & Rhonda Perry, Bill Lanier Dorado Rods, Jessica T. Williams, Coleene Miller, Jenny Hein Allen, Beverly Roux Martel, Jan Gunn, Jennifer Patterson, Kevin & Teresa Lee, Kimberly Browning, David & Collen Hardin, Skye Castillo, Moore Haven Cabinets, Freedom Wi, Chalo Nitka Fishing Tournament and the Glades County School District. We would also like to thank all those that supported our efforts through our fundrais ers and tables at the following events: Wing Thing Cook-off, High Heel-A-Thon, Hallow een Carnival, Christmas on the Caloosa hatchee and Art in the Park. Our sincerest apologies if anyone was left off the list; just know your support was greatly appreciated. MHMHSContinued From Page 1 By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Anyone who wants to run for a municipal or county elective ofce in Glades County has until noon Friday to complete the paper work and submit their ling fee to Elections Supervisor Aletris Farnams ofce. The seats up for election in Glades are three on the school board, those represent ing Districts 1, 4 and 5; those of the county commissioners representing Districts 2 and 4; and two positions on the Moore Haven City Council. For Glades County School Board District 1, Crystal Drake has led; District 4, Gloria Reese; and for District 5, incumbent Patricia Pearce and Steve L. Dobbs. For county commissioner in District 2, incumbent Republican Donna Storter Long has led for re-election, and Jeff Barnes, with no party afliation, has led to oppose her; in District 4, Glades County Board Chairman John Ahern has led for re-election. Glades County Court Judge Jack Lundy has led and qualied to run for re-election and is unopposed so far. For Moore Haven City Council, the candidates are incumbents Calvin Bret Whidden, currently the mayor, and Marc Decker, and they are opposed by Wayne Clay Browning Jr. and James Terrel Fielder. Glades County is home to 6,715 registered voters: 2,846 Democrats, 2,610 Repub licans and 1,259 of other parties or no party afliation. The voter registration book clos ing dates are July 30 for the Aug. 28 primary and Oct. 9 for the Nov. 6 general election. Early voting runs from Aug. 18 through Aug. 25 for the primary, and Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 for the general. Visit www.voteglades.com for more in formation on the upcoming elections. County candidates ling deadline is Friday Construction training program in the works By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat The Glades Education Foundations Laura Perry reported that plans have mostly been nalized for a two-week youth summer camp to appreciative Moore Haven City Council members on Tuesday, June 5. We have about 30 kids signed up, ages 5 to 10. A lot of other schools were invited, but we have only mainly gained kids from Moore Haven Elementary School (MHES) this year. We do have one rst-grade teacher and two paraprofessionals planning to work the camp the two weeks. Three Moore Haven Middle High School students also will volunteer their time to help in exchange for community service hours. Ms. Perry said there was a lot of interest from the Agape Christian Academy, too, but added that next year theyre interested in partnering with MHES to put on a longer summer camp, so thatll be more hands on deck, which will be helpful. Activities will include a eld trip every other day, she said, and were fully funded at this point. MHES summer camp is a go

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June 14, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Reections from the PulpitI dont agree, but....!The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston One of the former church leaders for whom I worked with at the beginning of my ministry said, Everyone knows how to do my job better than I do, and the most amaz ing part of it is that theyve all been around here less than ve years! We all got the point. Ive worked with people who have come to a new job full of ideals and mean well, and then begin to see what they think of as shortcomings in the ways things are done. Ive been a newcomer to posts that Ive held; I like to ask: What did the person before me do on this job? Maybe I can learn from what he did and avoid mistakes; but rst I must see how things ran and what it takes to do what is required. After a while, maybe I can make some constructive comments but only after get ting the big picture or sharing in the whys and wherefores of what is going on. Ive listened to lots and lots of criticisms of candidates; some of which I understand, others which seem moot, and some I nd irrelevant. Everyone seems to have a view on how the government should be run. Thats a job that few have held but many are critical. Church leadership, likewise, often comes with suggestions from people who are well-meaning but not always aware of how things have come to be. Ive always attempted to take time to explain the ratio nale behind a project or practice, or refer people to someone that might have a better answer than I can give. I recall a complaint from someone about a change in church services; she liked the old language and the old ways of doing things. I explained as best could but I also knew some of the persons who helped design the new services and suggested she contact them. I also told her that I didnt know all of the reasons for the change; but I knew some of the people involved and knew that they loved and cared for the church. She wrote them and told me of the beautiful letter of reply that she received. We continued with a new service but also with a new respect and understanding. It was a time of transition; something that comes with each job change, each change in government, each change in churches, each change in families. My hope is that we ask What has worked? and Can we really offer something better? Sometimes Yes and sometimes No but lets nd out before we throw out the baby with the bathwater! Criticisms are not new! One classic is found in the Old Testament and caused me to smile as I read about what went on those many years ago and what happens today. My namesake, Samuel, is told by the elders of Israel, You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us like other nations. (1 Samuel 8:4). Samuel had left leadership to his sons who were judges, but they didnt make the elders happy with their judgments. Going from tribal governance to kingship was a big step for Gods people, and Samuel was distraught. His prayers brought an answer from God: Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say, for they have not rejected you but they have rejected me from being king over them ( chapter 4, verse 7). Samuel goes to those who were asking for a king and tells them what their wish will mean to their lives: a reign over them, requiring their children to serve his commanders, make his implements of war, redistribute their property, require taxes from them, and limit their freedom (vss. 10-18). Nevertheless they told Samuel, No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations and that our king govern us and go before us and ght our battles (vss 19-20). Samuel carried their wish to the Lord, and He said, Hearken to their voice and make them a king (v.22) Saul will become the rst king of Isra el and not without challenges and dissent along the way. He is anointed by Samuel and told, You shall reign over the people of the Lord and you will save them from the hand of their enemies round about (1 Samuel 10:1). A change has brought a new way of do ing things; it has not solved all of the past problems, but kingship has brought unity that was needed in the face of the problems of his day that former leadership could not solve. The nation continues to survive today; other leadership changes have happened over the centuries, and not all of the nal goals for Gods kingdom have been reached. Samuel listened, he disagreed but he went ahead and did what God called him to do. I can think back, too, on some of the people with whom I have disagreed but from whom I have learned things. I hope that I continue to listen astutely to others; whether or not I agree with them. They may have something important to say to me. God works through others, even the most disagreeable and most unpopular in my eyes. Not my will but ....thy will be done... and maybe I am being called to share in His will even when I think otherwise! Corps seeks public comment on EAA reservoir Seeking leggings and ip-opsThe Rape Crisis Unit at Abuse Counseling & Treatment is seeking donations of new or gently used leggings and new ip-ops of any size to provide women who have been survivors of sexual violence. Their goal is to collect 50 pair of leggings and 50 pairs of ip-ops in the month of June. Drop-off location is the LaBelle United Way House, 133 N. Bridge St. in LaBelle. Please be sure to say the donation is for the Rape Crisis Center. For information, call 239-433-7559.Unmet Needs Coalition meetings scheduled in Hendry CountyDo you have unmet needs resulting from Hurricane Irma and have exhausted all other resources? Contact the Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) to nd out what support may be available for you and your family. Contact: Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition Coordinator Terri Miazga at 813-892-5021, e-mail at hgunc133@gmail.com or c/o LaBelle United Way House 133 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935 Nonprots representatives and other interested parties who want to help Hendry and Glades County residents with unmet needs are invited to the meetings to be held on Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m. and Friday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 331 West Osceola Ave. in Clewiston. Special to the Okeechobee News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting public com ments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the South Florida Water Management District Section 203 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) and Stormwater Treatment Area study. Comments will be accepted through July 24. The corps has prepared a draft EIS to evaluate and document potential environ mental effects of the SFWMDs proposed plan in accordance with the National Envi ronmental Policy Act. The draft EIS uses information from SF WMDs environmental analysis which has been incorporated into the study as an ap pendix. We continue to advance our environmental review of the South Florida Water Management Districts EAA storage reser voir study, said Col. Jason Kirk, Jacksonville District commander. The EAA Reservoir will provide storage that creates benecial exibility in South Florida water management. The draft EIS is available online at: www. saj.usace.army.mil/SFWMDEAAReservoir. Comments will be accepted through July 24 and can be sent electronically to: EAAReservoir@usace.army.mil, or mailed to: Stacie Auvenshine, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019. The corps is scheduling a series of public meetings to provide interested individuals with the opportunity to provide public comments on the environmental review of the study. It is anticipated that the meetings will be held the week of June 25. Additional information will be available once venues are conrmed. Public participation is essential in advancing our efforts further and we encourage all interested individuals to review the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and provide their input, said Col. Kirk. Col. Kirk also addressed recent Lake Okeechobee discharges, advising that the releases are necessary to reduce risk to peo ple living and working around the lake. We will continue to use LORS (Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule) as our guide to manage the lake with safety as the paramount consideration, said Col. Kirk. We recognize the risks of the potential for a hurricane-driven 3-4 feet increase in lake stage that could occur within a week of landfall. We cant delay releases until a storm is imminent. As part of the EAA Reservoir environmental review process, an initial scoping period was conducted to solicit public input on the corps development of the EIS for the SFWMDs EAA storage reservoir study. Public comments were accepted through April 30. A matrix of the comments received during this time is included within the draft EIS. Furthermore, comments received on this draft EIS will also be incorporated within the matrix upon development of the nal EIS. There are two ongoing concurrent pro cesses as part of the required federal actions on the SFWMDs Section 203 EAA southern reservoir study. There is the current environmental re view of the SFWMDs study by the Jackson ville District, and a simultaneous review by the administration. Section 203 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 autho rizes non-federal interests to undertake fea sibility studies of proposed water resource development projects for submission direct ly to the secretary of the Army. The SFWMD submitted their study to the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works on March 30, 2018. Congressional approval of this plan will result in a post-authorization change report to modify features within the Central Ever glades Planning Project, which was autho rized as a federal project by Congress in 2016. Additional information on the SFWMDs EAA storage reservoir study is available on their website at: https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/ cerp-project-planning/eaa-reservoir.

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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2018 Special to INI Florida For a third year in a row, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting local governments to apply for BearWise funding to help their communi ties reduce human-bear conicts. The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with BearWise ordi nances that require residents and business es to keep garbage secure from bears. The money will offset the costs for residents and businesses to use bear-resistant equipment to secure their garbage from bears. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature appropriated the FWC $500,000 in BearWise funding starting July 1. These new funds will allow us to expand our work with local governments to make it easier for people to avoid conicts with bears, said Kipp Frohlich, director of the FWCs Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. The FWC invites counties and cities to submit applications to be considered for funding. Preference will be given to applications from areas with BearWise ordinances and to large projects beneting a large number of people. Local governments are strongly encouraged to consult with FWC staff to discuss options and implementation before submitting their applications. The FWC will assist any local government considering passing an ordinance, including providing example ordinances. Since 2007, the FWC has provided almost $1.6 million in BearWise funding to residents and businesses in the 16 counties with the highest levels of human-bear conicts in Florida. The money has been used to purchase over 10,000 bear-resistant trash cans, 9,700 sets of hardware to secure regular trash cans and 160 dumpsters modied to keep bears out. For a community to be considered, the FWC must receive applications before close of business on Aug. 1. Applications should be emailed to BearManagement@MyFWC.com or mailed to: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Attention: Bear Management Program, 620 S. Meridian St., 6B, Tallahassee, FL 32399. For additional details on the funding and application process, visit MyFWC.com/Bear Wise. FWC offers additional BearWise funding to reduce conicts By Richard Marion Glades County Democrat Former Moore Haven Terrier football player Alduvar Gary Jr. has been invited to represent the state of Flori da in an all-star game held annually in Australia called the Down Under Bowl on June 24. Alduvar will compete for individual honors and a team champi onship title in Queensland, Australia. Moore Haven Terrier football coach Max Manin is excited about the op portunity his former player has in front of him. Al is a great young man who comes from a great household, said Manin. There isnt a better individual to represent Florida, and there isnt a more deserving person of this award. Him leaving will be a huge loss to our program. Alduvar helped the Terriers achieve an undefeated regular season during his senior year of 2017-18, a rst in Moore Haven history. The Terriers also achieved their rst home playoff win, defeating rival Glades Day 42-35 in front of a packed crowd at Joe Brown Stadium. I had a mindset for what I wanted to achieve in my senior year in Moore Haven and I accomplished it, said Alduvar. I thank coach Manin for everything hes done in helping us get that undefeated season. It was an amazing experience, I loved it. We were able to make history in Moore Haven and Im glad to have been a part of it. Following the conclusion of the football season, Alduvar signed a letter of intent to continue his education and football career at Stetson University in Florida. Before the June 24 trip, Alduvar is raising funds to help cover the costs of the plane trip to Australia. Down Under Sports was founded in 1989 by George OScanlon. Mr. OScanlon had fallen in love with athletics, especially American football as a young man growing up in his native country of New Zealand. His desire over the years has been to promote American football, not only to the people of New Zealand, but also to Australia where he lived for many years. The Down Under Sports programs use the common language of sports to bridge the continents and provide a forum for athletes from around the globe to compete head-tohead in the sport they love. Previous participants in the Down Under Bowl include former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer, former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, and former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who was the rst Australian to ever win a Super Bowl. I dont really know much about Australia, explained Alduvar. My family have been telling a few things about it. But when I get there, I know Im going to be amazed and love it. WWW.HRMC.US|863-983-3000 FULL SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY Former Terrier invited to all-star game in Australia Glades County Democrat/ Richard MarionAlduvar Gary Jr. signed a letter of intent to play football at Stet son University. Special to the Glades County Democrat/MHESThird-grade students receive awardsMoore Haven Elementary School (MHES) presented third-grade students with awards during a ceremony for the fourth nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year. Effort: Emmalee Kidd, Albrey West, Makayla Rojo, Talia Rosas and Iyonye Thompson. Citizenship: Audrina Santana, Brooklyn Patterson, Kannon Brown and Bristal Hendry. Improvement: Neri Rico, Alayna Palladino, Hannah Conner and Angela Luevano. Straight As & Es: Hayne Fulford, Aubrey Pollard, Camryn Prowant, Clayton Hancock, Victor Ruiz-Luevano, Hayden Sexton and Ryan Peet. A/B/S Honor Roll: Emmalee Kidd, Adrian Pereyra, Neri Rico, Angel Rico-Perez, Teyana Rios, Valeria Cardona, Magaly Conception Zavala, Alayna Palladino, Hunter Sisk, MKenzie Tullock, Hannah Conner, Taylor Hough, Makayla Rojo, Timothy Stewart, Rowan Leiba, Angela Luevano, Luke Murray, Hazel Reese, AnnMarie Town and Kaylee Harris. Most Words Read in AR: Camryn Prowant, Angel Rico-Perez, Liam Dufrene, Jazmin Ramirez, Clayton Hancock, Hayden Sexton, Tyler Krimminger, Angela Luevano and Kaylee Harris.

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June 14, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Special to the Glades County Democrat Moore Haven Elementary School (MHES) presented kindergarten and rst-grade stu dents with awards during a ceremony for the fourth nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year.Kindergarten: Effort: Edinson Velasquez-Lopez, Adrian Guzman, Aryann Greathouse, Luke Par do and Jada Griner. Citizenship: Claudia Gomez, Grayson Lanier, Ryder Lee, Avery Savoie and Braylee Lowman. Improvement: Aiden Hall, Willie Winslet, Lonnie Jones, Issac Claro, Brayden Tay lor and Jesus Barahona. Straight As & Es: Isaiah Diaz, Temperance Hough, LyNayeli Luevano, Maria Pe dro Ortiz, Nevaeh Peterson, Andres Queipo, Miguel Secundino, Westin Turner, Kamilah Cleary, Xavier Diaz, Keon Goldwire, Adrian Guzman, Scarlett Hough, Grayson Lanier, Grisham Palladino, Mei-Lin Pedro, Anjahliza Pope, Pedro Sierra-Heredia, Kaden Walker, Patricia Brinn, Aryann Greathouse, Lariyah Hall, Carmen Heath, Raylan Hodges-Langdale, Lonnie Jones, Analia Leon, Cort Whidden, Ismael Zavala Diaz, Araceli Avalos, Zane Brown, Rhett Fulford, Mariya Holmes, Skyler Johnson, Cade Rhymes, Giovany Ro das, Hunter Romine, Avery Savoie, Braelyn Smith, Tony Goetting, Jada Griner, Alli Ireland, Braylee Lowman, Abram McIver, Urijah Munoz, Lucia Paniagua, Holden Patterson, Darian Perez, Kaiden Pinkston, Naomi Odom, Anthony Stama-Balestena, Brayden Taylor and Jariyah Thomas. ABS Honor Roll: Aiden Hall, Adrian Lemus, Claudia Gomez, Jhream Hughes, Willie Winslett, Ryder Lee, Ian Romero, Jameer Thomas, Luke Pardo, Islland Richards and Jayden Holmes. 100 Book Challenge Award: Nevaeh Peterson, Temperance Hough, Nayeli Luevano, Miguel Secundino, Scarlett Hough, Jhream Hughes, Grayson Lanier, Patricia Brinn, Aryann Greathouse, Ryder Lee, Analia Leon, Cort Whidden, Zane Brown, Hunter Romine, Avery Savoie, Braelyn Smith, Jada Griner, Braylee Lowman, Lucia Paniagua, Kaiden Pinkston, Anthony Stama-Balestema and Brayden Taylor.First grade: Effort: Cassidy Lara, Jolynn Richardson and Daniel Garrett. Citizenship: Shelly Morales, Kelly Ramirez and Desire Black. Improvement: Genesis Barahona and Rylie Hagan. Straight As & Es: Christian Bill, Maci Van DHuynslager, Soa Cardona, Reniyah Jurineack, Gage Rednour, Brayden West, Jager Kepford, Lane Crawford, Jude Seiler, Huck Honnerlaw, Braulia Luevano, Jolynn Richardson, Desire Black, Daniel Garrett and Matthew Jeffrey. A/B/S Honor Roll: Patrick Arnold, Kev in Bryant, Shelly Morales, Mason Brewer, Jalynn Hendry, Aiden Kelly, Kelly Ramirez, Nevaeh Munoz, Isabella Padro, Brody Perez, Carlos Lopez, Celeni Antonio, Darryl Davis and Jaklyn Hernandez. Most words read in AR: Christian Bill, Reniyah Jurineack, Jalynn Hendry, Jude Seiler, Desire Black and Daniel Garrett. Kindergarten and rst-grade students receive awards 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 Special to the Glades County Democrat/MHES Kindergarten and rst-grade students were presented awards for the accom plishments they achieved during the 2017-18 school year. Special to the Glades County Democrat/MHESSecond graders receive awardsMoore Haven Elementary School (MHES) presented second-grade students with awards during a ceremony for the fourth nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year. Effort: Orien Paul, Cameron Heath, Tomas, Gil and Izabella Ser ra. Citizenship: Dora Garcia, Danae Cruz, Marbella Garcia Lopez and Hazley Osceola. Improvement: Bryce Crumb, Cole Lynn, David Gonzalez and Edwin Cruz. Straight As & Es: Dora Garcia, Trinity James, Orien Paul, Yandel Rafael-Hernandez, Dennis Rojas, Mariah Esparza, Aaron Gonzalez, Khiala Grant, Timyah Jones, Triton Maloy, Jaxson Palladino, Alan Betancourt, Diana Dolores Ortiz, Eden Ducheneaux, Daniel Hernandez, Jesus Hernandez Diaz, Jonathan Hernandez-Lopez, Jimmie Hill, Sophia Martinez, Dakota Peet, Lex ie Ash and Jaron Hough. A/B/S Honor Roll: Bryce Crumb, Isla Horn, Yadira Juarez-Hernandez, Alexander Mendez-Morales, Deaglan Miles, JaNiyla Scott, Garrin Wilcox, Wren Keen, Colt Rhymes, Nevaeh Rodriguez, Michael Smith, Jack Spooner, Stetson Stokes, Kamoriah Chambers, Marbella Gar cia-Lopez, Tatiana Lopez, Aden Reese, Kemari Seales, Shemahyeh Tommie, Hazley Osceola, Izabella Serra and Jordan Hutchinson. Most Words Read in AR: Yadira Juarez-Hernandez, Dennis Rojas, Mariah Esparza, Aaron Gonzalez, Diana Dolores Ortiz, Jimmie Hill, Lexie Ash and Jarron Hough.

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2018 By Katrina ElskenINI Florida Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could face funding delays. While Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James found the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir plan feasible, the review assessment submitted to the Ofce of Management and Budget also imposed conditions for implementation. I have determined that the project identied in the Integrated Feasibility Study and draft Environmental Impact Statement is feasible and fully recognize the importance of this project to the restoration of the Ever glades system, Mr. James wrote to South Florida Water Management District Execu tive Director Ernie Marks on May 30. I have simultaneously submitted my review assessment to the Ofce of Manage ment and Budget for clearance to subm it to Congress. My staff will keep you regularly informed of our progress to complete the clearance process and submit your study to Congress, he stated. The 86-page Review Assessment of the SFWMD Central Everglades Planning Project Post Authorization Change Report, Integrat ed Feasibility Study and Draft Environmental Impact Statement identied several tech nical, policy and legal concerns. From the geotechnical engineering perspective, a more robust design may be required to address all potential failure modes. The timing and ultimate delivery of project benets will be dependent on the State of Florida demonstrating compliance with water quality standards set forth in court rulings and agreed to by project stakeholders. The Jacksonville District is currently undertaking the federal responsibilities associated with preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the SFW MDs tentatively recommended plan. Until these issues are addressed, project benets might not be achieved as described in the 203 study, the executive summary states.The report questions whether the additional ows of water diverted from the norther n estuaries are essential to the resto ration of the Central Everglades. In a June 1 letter to Assistant Secretar y James, SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico E. Fer nandez and Mr. Marks expressed concerns that US ACE Headquarters staff have laid the foundation for delay and avoidance of feder al cost share. Despite congressional willing ness to cost-share with the State of Florida, the review assessment reveals evidence that US ACE staff seek opportunities to walk away from 18 years of congressional commitment to restore Americas Everglades.In response to the question of whether or not diverting lake ow now going to the coastal areas south, the water managers wrote, Water wasted to tide in the northern estuaries is THE water needed to restore the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water within the Everglades system. We remain concerned the process will take too long to provide relief, especially considering the requirement to complete further validation reports. If not guided carefully by leaders such as yourself, the additional third step of a validation report could paralyze progress. Floridas economy depends on vibrant and healthy northern estuaries, restoration of Americas Everglades and a federal commitment to the same. To that end, the State of Florida will continue to seek that Congress direct the federal government to cost share this important restoration project, they wrote. The proposed EAA reservoir will hold 240,000 acre-feet of water. An acre-foot is the amount of water it takes to cover 1 acre of land 1 foot deep. On the same day SFWMD ofcials sent the response letter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releases to the C-44 Canal at Port Mayaca and the Franklin Lock at Moore Haven to attempt to offset some of the heavy ow entering Lake Okeechobee from northern runoff. Over the past seven days, ow into the lake has ranged from 4,976 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 7.293 cfs. Flow from the lake into the C-44 Canal at Port Mayaca has ranged from 794 cfs to 1,309 cfs. Flow into the Caloosahatchee Riv er at Moore Haven has ranged from 1,526 cfs to 3,996 cfs. In the past week, the lake level has risen from 14.14 feet to 14.22 ft. No water from the lake has been released south. South of the lake, all of the water con servation areas are a foot above regulation schedule or higher. Flow south under the Tamiami Trail has averaged around 1,000 cfs. Two of the S-12 water control struc tures, which could send more water south, are closed to protect the nesting ground of the endangered Cape Sable sea sparrow. Some algae blooms have been reported. These are common on the lake during the summer and are natural. Under certain con ditions, algae blooms can release toxins. On May 9, an algae bloom was report ed near the Pahokee marina. Florida De partment of Environmental Protection sam pled the bloom. No toxins were detected. On June 4, a small algae bloom was reported near Port Mayaca. FDEP took sam ples. No toxins were detected. On June 6, algae was reported at Oceanfront Park Beach in Palm Beach. On June 6, algae was also reported in the St. Lucie Canal. On June 6, algae was reported in the C-24 Canal in St. Lucie County. Lake featured on national TV showSpecial to INI Florida Lake Okeechobee was the site of the latest episode of BrushPile Fishing, a crappie-based shing show that is broadcast nation ally on the Pursuit Channel. This episode was presented by Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach County (LORE) and featured BnM Poles Pro Staff Angler Whitey Outlaw alongside BrushPile host Russ Bailey as the two navigated a windy Lake Okeechobee in search of big crappie. The BrushPile Fishing episode was shown on the Pursuit Channel on Saturday, June 9. All episodes of the show can be found at BrushPile Fishings website, www.brushpileshing.com. BrushPile Fishing is a crappie-based shing show that follows host Russ Bailey as he travels from the Midwest to the Deep South in search of Americas greatest crappie lakes. In each episode, Russ is joined by a local guide or pro to get the inside scoop on how to best sh the lake, including pattern, technique and area secrets. Approaching each episode from an educational standpoint, Russ and his guest have plenty of organic opportunity to speak about the products that help them bring in big sh and big numbers. Whitey Outlaw is a native of St. Matthews, S.C., and is regarded as one of the top crappie sherman in the country. Having him and Russ in the same boat on Lake Okeechobee not only provided some great entertainment value but also a lot of educational tips and tricks on shing techniques on this lake. LORE would like to thank the partners who helped make this episode possible: Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, Belle Glade Lions Club, BMH Accounting, The Larry Royal Family Businesses and Discover the Palm Beaches. Special to INI Florida BrushPile Fishing featured a Lake Okeechobee episode on June 9. Federal funding for EAA reservoir could be delayed

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June 14, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE TO BIDDERSThe City of Clewiston is accepting sealed bids until Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm for the following: POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING RENOVATION Bids based on any one part of the work will not be considered. Bidders will therefore confine their bids to the project in its entirety. The bidder will submit along with bid (a) Evidence that he or she is licensed to perform the work and services or qualified by examination or reciprocity to be so licensed and (b) a certified check or bid bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the base bid as the guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the contract will, within seven (7) consecutive days after written notice be given of such award, enter into a written contract with the City of Clewiston in accordance with his or her accepted bid. The Bidder will submit payment and performance bonds satisfactory to the City of Clewiston, equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, and will submit other required documents as needed. Plans and specifications may be received electronically from the office of the Ar chitect, CPZ Architects, Inc., 4316 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, Florida 33317. Phone (954) 792-8525 or email: michael@CPZarchitects.com. Please call or email twenty-four (24) hours in advance to order .pdf sets. Bidders will be required to provide an Email Address and direct contact information in order for the architect to distribute documents. No Bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids, A pre-bid conference will be held at Clewiston City Hall, located at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. It is strongly recommended that all Contractors planning to submit a bid attend this meeting, Sealed bid envelopes, containing two (2) copies of the bid, should be marked with the bid name and number and boldly marked SEALED BID. All sealed bids should be delivered to Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clew iston, Florida 33440. Bids will be opened on or about 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Clewiston City Hall. This will be a public bid opening. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids, Al Perry, City Manager City of Clewiston, Florida SUPPLEMENT TO: NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of Clewiston is seeking sealed bids for the following work as specified in Document 00 40 00 and 00 41 00. CITY OF CLEWISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING RENOVATIONS BID NUMBER 2018-03 In general, the work includes renovations of an existing one-story concrete block, 5,680 square feet at 300 South Berner Road, Clewiston, Florida. Bids will be based on a grand total amount for the contract. Bids based on any one part of the work will not be considered. The bidding documents will NOT be mailed or shipped overnight. All bidders must request the bid package through the Architects office. The Trench Safety Form must be completed in its entirety and submitted as part of the bid. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any and all informalities or irregularities and to accept or reject all or any part of any bid as they may deem to be in the interest of the citizens of the City of Clewiston. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Al Perry, City Manager 267395 CN 6/14/2018 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 HENDRY COUNTY RANKING COMMITTEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Notice is hereby given that a Hendry County Ranking Committee will hold a meeting on June 19, 2018, at 10:00 AM, for review of the submittals for RFP #2018-16, Elevator Maintenance Hendry County Courthouse. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administration Building, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. 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. 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. daniels@hendryfla.net. 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. 267982 CN/CB 6/14/2018 Miscellaneous Notices Contractor Needed that is licensed and insured to build a Preschool. Must be experienced with references or portfolio of work completed. Please send information to: P.O. Box 433, Pahokee, Florida 33476 or abidingfaith. krobertson@gmail.com Attention: Shirley or KR Gar age/ Ya rd Sales YARD SALE JUNE 16th at 8:00am ?, 2329 & 2309 RIVER ROAD IN MOORE HAVEN, FURNITURE, CLOTHING AND LOTS OF MISC. ITEMS. Employment Full Time 2 Seasonal FWC Hunter Check Station Operators Fri-Mondays 08/2018-04/2019 at Dinner Island WMA and 08/04/18-09/30/18 at Okaloacoochee Slough WMA in Hendry Co. Minimum wage and full-time/part-time hours. HS diploma/GED required. Must write legibly, collect biological samples from harvested animals, & record data. Must be comfortable with public, working long hours/early mornings/late evenings, & provide own transpor tation/cell phone. Email Dawn.Dodds@MyFWC. com for more info. or application. For general avail. work dates refer to each areas brochure at MyFWC.com. Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered 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 num ber out of your area, use caution. Apartments Greentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Spacious Apart ment in quiet, country setting Full time bilingual Site Manager Rental rates start ing at $575 plus Utilities Farm workers welcomed Call 902-1577 TDD # 1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer Apartments Now Renting Sugar Country Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 626 West Avenue SW, Moore Haven occupy new affordable units, starting at $405 for 1BR and $461 for 2BR apartments plus electric. Water, sewer and trash are included in rent. Income limits apply. Energy Star appliances, central heat and air, decorator window treatments. Phone 863-9466600 or email sugarcountryapts@ centurylink.net for a rental application. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Houses Sale 629 Ave F Moore Haven For Sale As Is, Best Offer:Great for in town fixer upper or build Serious inquiries only 678.478.8693 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/25/2018 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 2012 INTERNATIONAL 3HSDJSJR8CN585422 2009 KIA KNDJJ741295010798 2002 FORD 1FMZU67E32UD06259 2011 CHEV 1G1PC5SH4B7104211 2017 YAMAHA 5Y4AMB2Y3HA101117 267953 CN 6/14/2018 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!

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10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2015-CA-000017 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007AHL2, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AHL2, Plaintiff, V. DILLANA RANDANT; JAMES DAYID RANDANT; RONALD LEWIS LEE; SHA RON C. LEE; CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.; and UNKNOWN PER SONS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment ofForeclosure dated May 22, 2018 entered in Case No. 2015-CA-000017, Cir cuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007AHL2, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AHL2 is the Plaintiff: and DILLANA RANDANT; JAMES DAVID RANDANT; RONALD LEWIS LEE; SHARON C. LEE; CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.; and UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION are the Defendants; Sandra Brown, Clerk of the aforesaid Court, will sell to the highest bidder for cash in accor dance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, on the Courthouse steps at 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, at 11:00 a.m. on June 28, 2018, the following described real property, situate and being in Glades County, Florida to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTfON 23, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA,. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL LOWS; COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 114 OF SAJD SECTION 23 AND RUN NORTH 00WEST 112.63 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED THENCE NORTH 893ZWEST, PARALLEL TO THE EAST-WEST QUARTER SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 2439,49 FEET THENCE NORTH 00. WEST PARAL LEL TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 375.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8932 EAST PARALLEL TO SAID EAST-WEST QUARTER OF SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2439.49 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH 00EAST, ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 37S.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Said sale will be made pursuant to and in order to satisfy the terms of said Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure. DATED: this 24th day of May, 2018. Sandra Brown, As Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tami Simmons, Deputy Clerk 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. 266692 GCD 6/7,14,21/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017-CA-000009TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., Plaintiff, vs. W. JUSTIN COTTRELL AS TRUSTEE OF 1456 SOUTH SWINGING TRAIL LAND TRUST DATED MARCH 4, 2013; DERRICK KLUMP NK/A DERRICK Q. KLUMP; KRISTINE L. KLUMP NKJA KRISTINE LYNN KLUMP; SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendant(s).NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2018, entered in Civil Case No.: 20l 7-CA-000009 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., Plaintiff, and W. JUSTIN COTTRELL AS TRUSTEE OF 1456 SOUTH SWINGING TRAIL LAND TRUST DATED MARCH 4, 2013; DERRICK KLUMP NKJA DERRICK Q. KLUMP; KRISTINE L. KLUMP NKJA KRISTINE LYNN KLUMP; SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 NKA AMY HERROLD; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 NKA DANIEL HERROLD, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Front Steps South Door of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, FL 33471 at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of August, 2018, the following described real property as set forth in said Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN GLADES COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, VIZ: TRACT A-31: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 1, TOWN SIDP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS OVER THE EAST 30 FEET, OVER THE WEST 30 FEET AND OVER THE SOUTH 60 FEET THEREOF. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 30, 2018. SANDRA BROWN CLERK OF THE COURT By: Tami Simmons Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 266340 GCD 6/7,14/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/25/2018 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 2012 INTERNATIONAL 3HSDJSJR8CN585422 2009 KIA KNDJJ741295010798 2002 FORD 1FMZU67E32UD06259 2011 CHEV 1G1PC5SH4B7104211 2017 YAMAHA 5Y4AMB2Y3HA101117 267953 CN 6/14/2018 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, June 15th, 2018 At 9:00 am at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, FloridaProperty of: Cynthia Moreno: Washer & Dryer, Livingroom Suite, Mi crowave, Bedroom Suite, Boxes, Bins. Property of: Teresa Miller: Chest Drawer, Bins & Boxes. Property of: Quashell Mc Donald : A/C, Desk Chair, 2 bikes Miscellaneous Boxes. Property of: Lawanda Davis: Livingroom Suite, Mattress & Box Spring, Boxes & Binds. 265868 SUN 6/10,17/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. CP18-13 IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROLYN BURGIN CLAYTON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAROLYN BURGIN CLAYTON, Deceased, whose date of death was November 12, 2016, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-3237; File Number CP18-13, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All credi tors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the 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 NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. 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 PERIOD 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: June 7th, 2018. Personal Representative James Clayton, 310 Fairfax Avenue Asheville, NC 28806 Attorney for Personal Representative Megan Medley, 1 Rankin Avenue, 3rd Floor, Asheville, NC 28801 (828)254-4778 Primary E-Mail, mmedley@dunganlaw.com; Secondary E-Mail Address, jramsey@dunganlaw.com By: Megan Medley, Florida Bar #91854 266796 GCD 6/7,14/2018 NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATIONS HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby gives notice of two meeting cancellations. The Boards regularly scheduled meetings of June 26, 2018 and July 10, 2018, have been canceled. The Boards next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on July 24, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the County Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hick poochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida. 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. daniels@hendryfla.net. 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. 267981 CN/CB 6/14/2018 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562 Anabel Miranda (863) 228 6296 EspaolCurt Thompson (863) 677-1064 (863) 983-8559 528 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL See our other listings at www.rawlsrealestate.comCLEWISTON HOMES / MOBILE HOMES 4/3.5 Large lot w/pool 1205 Pinewood $439,9K 2/2 MH 551 Fleetwood St. $55K Reduced 53,9K 2/2 Bass Capitol 707 Hoover Dike Rd. $104.9K 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K RENTALS RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/SEBRING 2/2 Waterfront/Lake Access Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd. 5 acres with pond $369,9K Res. Lot 402 Pinecrest, Moore Haven $7K 6 Buildable lots available in Sky Valley, Clewiston Starting at $19K 2755 Milum Dr. Lakeport, 3.18 ac. Lake Access, waterfront, MAKE OFFER! $175K 28 ac. Hwy 27 Frontage $16K per acre, Venus, FL 77 ac. $11,5K per acre, Venus, FL (great hunting) 10 ac. $12.5K per acre, Venus, FL (weekend retreat) 901 Yacht Club Way $8,9K Moore Haven Lots Starting at $10K 20 Acres Hwy 80 Frontage $18.5K per acre COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT PROPERTY lndustrial Park 3013 C.R. 835 (Open storage and Warehouse) Call for details 516 E Sugarland Hwy $59,9K $139,9K .55ac. W. Sagamore $179,9K 457 Avenue N. Moore Haven 4/2 only $164.9K 1 Ways to go: Abbr. 4 Ltr. addenda 7 None too bright 12 Obamas birthplace 14 Somewhat surprised greeting 16 Nebraska city 17 American Gothic artist 19 Golf course halves 20 Causing goose bumps 21 Equitable transaction 23 Scolding sound 24 Belted weapons 26 Camp beds 28 Poet __-tzu 29 Strong coffee 32 NCAAs __-12 conference 33 Italian sparkling wine 36 One of two in a typical string octet 38 Now! 41 Beyond rotund 42 Round in a pistol 43 Writer LeShan 44 Conan OBriens network 45 Org. with Raiders and Vikings 47 Folk singer Burl 49 Retired boxer with a perfect 24-0-0 record 52 Serious hostilities 55 Award for seagoing heroes 58 Say capn, e.g. 60 Cheri of SNL 61 Flying speed boosters ... or, literally, what the ends of 17-, 21-, 38and 55Across can have 63 Shirk work 64 Easy thing to do 65 Wrinkled tangelo 66 In la-la land 67 __ Arbor, Michigan 68 One of a D.C. 100 1 Man of many words 2 Shows some backbone 3 Protective enclosures for divers 4 Bang! 5 Did a blacksmiths job 6 Push rudely 7 Keep still! 8 Mideast dignitaries 9 Moms moms nickname 10 Place for a lawn mower 11 Alleviate 13 Prefix with lateral 15 High-mindedness 18 Word after screen or scratch 22 Agency under FDR 25 The wolf __ the door 27 Folk legend Phil 29 Sudden changes in disposition 30 Wrist-to-elbow bone 31 Moms guy 32 Mr. __: Dr Pepper rival 34 Kitchen bulbs 35 Tiny Dickens boy 37 Java Freeze maker 38 Poppycock 39 Stick-to-it-iveness 40 Flowerpot filler 46 Christmas tree choice 48 Seaside home selling point 49 Like some poetry 50 Yoga pose 51 Japanese, e.g. 53 Fluster 54 Lacquer ingredient 55 Wordless okays 56 On the roof of 57 1970s Chevy subcompact 59 Sch. with a Brooklyn campus 62 Hosp. worker rf ntbr rfnrnttb bbrEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Public Notice Public Notice Crossword Puzzle Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO! www.newszap.com & click on classifieds@ Your Convenience @ Your Computer @ Your Will @ newszap.com READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. 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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO BIDDERSSealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received until June 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM, by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935; for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with a project known as Apron Rehabilitation at LaBelle Airport (Hendry County Bid Number 2018-15). A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for May 31, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Hendry County Engineering Department, located at 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided. Other bid or proposal forms will not be accepted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and specifications including all addenda or other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a bid. Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and specifications and all addenda or other revisions will be available for examination and may be obtained from the office of AECOM, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida, 33607-1462, (Phone: 813-636-2139; contact Diane Kline). There is a $25.00 for each electronic copy set (PDF) of the Contract Documents. Return of the Contract Documents is not required and the amount paid for the Contract Documents is non-refundable. Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified Check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hundred per cent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. This project has a DBE goal of 14.1% No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation for any or no reason, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interests of the County to do so. The County May re-procure at the discretion of the Board. Contractor selection and disqualification criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance No. 2016-14, as recorded in Ordinance Book XVIII, Page 208. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un interprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pongase en contacto con Veronica Gonzalez al (863) 675-5324. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 262167 CN 5/17,24,31;6/7,14/2018 Notice of Intention to Sell Surplus Lands and Request for BidNotice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 373.089 F.S., the below described properties, situated in Hendry County, Florida, which have been declared surplus by the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District (District), are offered for sale for the highest and best cash bid, however, in no case less than the appraised value of $371,000 for the below described lands, subject to terms and conditions. The successful bidder will also pay the cost of advertisement, all appraisal costs, all recording fees, real estate broker or finders fees, all documentary stamp taxes, all abstract and title insurance fees, along with any other closing costs associated with the sale of the respective property, by local certified or cashiers check. The District, at B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:00 p.m. on July 31, 2018. Bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. on July 31, 2018 in the Districts B-1 Building, 3B Bridge Conference Room or as soon thereafter as may be practical, at the discretion of the District. All bids must conform to the Bid Specifications for Sale of Surplus Land. Interested bidders may obtain copies thereof and additional information: (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading from www.sfwmd.gov/surplusland; or (3) by calling Joe Martin at (561) 682-2938. The respective land, and any improvements located thereon, shall be accepted by the successful bidder in its AS-IS, WHERE-IS and WITH ALL FAULTS condition. The successful bidder for the property will be required to close no later than October 31, 2018, unless otherwise agreed to by the District, at a time and location determined by the District. The land to be offered for sale is described as follows: Tract No. 34100-104 The subject property is located along the west side of CR 78, just south of its intersection with Kirby Thompson Road Hendry County, Florida Containing 67.5 acres, more or less 267887 CN 6/14,21,28/2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Gregory A. Gibson Jr. 801 Maryland Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Latonya A. Jackson 1012 Bayberry Loop Clewiston, FL. 33440 Damian C. Toucheck 706 Midstate Loop Clewiston, FL. 33440 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of inel igibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592.El Aviso se da por Este Medio:Informamos que su eligibilidad para votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, a mas tardar 30 dias despues de la fecha de este aviso publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y el procedimiento de resolver este caso. La falta de respuesta puede resultar en la determinacion de ineligibilidad por parte del Supervisor, y su nombre sera eliminado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. Llame al 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Brenda K. Hoots Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 267463 CN 06/14/2018 NOTICE OF MEETING CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICTPlease be advised that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District (the District), Hendry County, Florida will hold a meeting on JULY 25, 2018 AT 7:00 PM EST and continuing from time-to-time at the District Office, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33470 to consider the following: BUDGET DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP/MEETING AND REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING and other regular business of the District. This Notice further advises that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors of the District with respect to any matter considered during this meeting, you will need a record of the meeting, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is based. Any interested party desiring to appear before the Board of Supervisors may do so on the date and place listed above. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT (863) 983-5797 NO LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED MEETING. 267912 CN 6/14/2018 Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562 Anabel Miranda (863) 228 6296 EspaolCurt Thompson (863) 677-1064(863) 983-8559 528 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL See our other listings at www.rawlsrealestate.comCLEWISTON HOMES / MOBILE HOMES 4/3.5 Large lot w/pool 1205 Pinewood $439,9K 2/2 MH 551 Fleetwood St. $55K Reduced 53,9K 2/2 Bass Capitol 707 Hoover Dike Rd. $104.9K 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K RENTALS RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/SEBRING 2/2 Waterfront/Lake Access Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd. 5 acres with pond $369,9K Res. Lot 402 Pinecrest, Moore Haven $7K 6 Buildable lots available in Sky Valley, Clewiston Starting at $19K 2755 Milum Dr. Lakeport, 3.18 ac. Lake Access, waterfront, MAKE OFFER! $175K 28 ac. Hwy 27 Frontage $16K per acre, Venus, FL 77 ac. $11,5K per acre, Venus, FL (great hunting) 10 ac. $12.5K per acre, Venus, FL (weekend retreat) 901 Yacht Club Way $8,9K Moore Haven Lots Starting at $10K 20 Acres Hwy 80 Frontage $18.5K per acre COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT PROPERTY lndustrial Park 3013 C.R. 835 (Open storage and Warehouse) Call for details 516 E Sugarland Hwy $59,9K $139,9K .55ac. W. Sagamore $179,9K457 Avenue N. Moore Haven 4/2 only $164.9K June 14, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11 PUBLIC NOTICENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the PUBLIC HEARING scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2018 is postponed to Monday, July 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. This PUBLIC HEARING is regarding the following: A request from MINESHKUMAR B. PATEL that certain property at 815 E SagDistrict (Zoning) designation. The request is for change of the zoning from Residential Mobile Home Use District (RM-1) to US 27 Commercial Corridor District. The parcels are shown on the map enclosed herein and are more particularly described as follows:815 E Sagamore Ave Lots W 1/2 OF LOT 5 + ALL LOTS 6 TO 10, Block 385, GPOCInterested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed request. 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 priof Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Mary K. Combass, Interim City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL SUBJECT PROPERTIES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RE: PALM TRAN SYSTEM-WIDE MAJOR SERVICE CHANGES THROUGH THE ROUTE PERFORMANCE MAXIMIZATION PROJECTNotice is hereby given that a Public Hearing has been scheduled for the purpose of receiving comments regarding Palm Tran sys tem-wide major service changes through the Route Performance Maximization project (RPM). The Public Hearing will be held at the Palm Tran Service Board (PTSB) meeting as follows: DATE: Thursday, June 28, 2018 TIME: 1:30 p.m. LOCATION: Palm Beach County Vista Center Complex First Floor, Room 1W-47/50 2300 N. Jog Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Served by: Route 44 A. DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT The Route Performance Maximization project (RPM) involves system-wide major service changes in schedules and service locations route alignments. Proposals and concepts are available for public es located at: 3201 Electronics Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 and at Palm Beach County Libraries during regular business hours. B. RELOCATION No persons, families or businesses will be displaced by the project. C. ENVIRONMENT The project will allow Palm Tran to continue providing public transportation services within Palm Beach County that will continue to reduce exhaust emissions from automobiles and reduce air pollu D. 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