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Glades County Democrat

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

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

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Began in 1922.
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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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By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Glades County commissioners heard an update from Glades County Attorney Richard Pringle on the progress of talks with a prospective new county chief executive as their search approached the four-month mark Monday. They voted unanimously that evening to af“rm his direction in the negotiations and recess their regular meeting to Thursday night, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. when they and Mr. Pringle hope to have a “rm agreement with their choice, Martin Murphy, on all terms. Accord on most items, including an annual salary of $105,000, had been agreed on, said their legal counsel. Two major components, however „ a bene“ts package (including county vehicle usage) and potential severance arrangements „ still remained to be hammered out. Mr. Murphy, who holds a masters of public administration degree, has nearly 30 years experience in village, city and county operations and most recently was an assistant city manager in New Port Richey for less than a year, ending in October. A credentialed manager by the International City County Managers Association and a certi“ed planner as well as an economic development “nance professional, the New Yorker was chosen in June to be city manager in Bunnell, in Northeast Florida, only to have the job offer withdrawn two weeks later. Hed also been named a “nalist in January for the job of city manager in Palatka. Glades County working on contract with manager choice Thursday, August 30, 2018 Vol. 90, No. 3550¢ plus tax14.54 feetLast Year: 13.50 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Glades at a Glance ... Page 3 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper.gladescountydemocrat.com Football around the lake this week ... Page 8 McAvoy poised to lead ag agents’ national group ... Page 4 August news from the property appraiser ... Page 3 Glades EDC annual dinner is Sept. 6 ... Page 5 By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat A newcomer to municipal politics received more votes than either of the two incumbent Moore Haven City Council members who competed during the Aug. 28 primary in Glades County. Wayne Clay Browning received 174 votes (33 percent) in Tuesdays balloting for three council seats at the citys two precincts, while Councilman Marc Decker got 115 votes (22 percent) and current Mayor Bret Whidden received 155 votes, 30 percent of the total votes cast. Challenger James Terrel Fielder fell short, receiving 76 votes, or 15 percent. In the Glades County School Board non partisan race for District 5, incumbent Patricia Pearce was returned to her seat with 940 votes to 757 for Steven L. Dobbs, a 55-45 percent split. Turnout overall, with all 13 precincts report ing, was 1,784 or 26 percent of the 6,751 active registered voters countywide. Browning, incumbents take council seats Obituaries ... Page 5 See COUNTY „ Page 2 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy of usgeoview.info via PanoramioMoonshine Bay Overlook Park would provide many wildlife viewing opportunities such as the Caloosahatchee Marsh, captured here by photographer George Sled in 2010. By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat MOORE HAVEN „ Someday, people around Florida might marvel about Glades County being The Little Rural County That Could. But until then, nobody can fault hopeful local of“cials for trying with all their heart to develop attractions on what they fondly call the Gloriously Natural GladesŽ landscape in a bid to capture more of the states huge tourism trade. Maybe that should be lakescapeŽ rather than landscape,Ž because the biggest project envisioned to draw more tourism dollars to this sparsely populated and ecoHopes renewed for dream of park on old Moore Haven CanalSee CANAL „ Pa g e 2 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy of USACEThe Moore Haven Lock & Dam was built in 1935 and is operated as part of the Okeechobee Waterway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 State Road (SR) 15 / US 441 / US 98 from South of Morgan Road to South of Shirley Drive Palm BeachCounty, Florida Financial Project ID:439843-1-52-01The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, will conduct aPublic Information Workshopregarding proposed improv ementsto SR 15, which includemilling and resurfacing of the existing pavement, widening t he shoulders, replacing existing guardrail, and installingnew signsand pavement markings. The Public InformationWorkshopis scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018,from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pahokee Commun ity CenterCafeteria located at360 EastMain Street, Pahokee, FL 33476. The workshopwill have an open house formatand staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistanceat any time during the workshop. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disa bilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms.Yuanet Letzelter, P.E., Project Manager, at least seven (7) days prior to the Project Workshop. Contact Information: Ms.Yuanet Letzelter, P.E., Project Manager 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 777-4428or toll free at (866) 336-8435, ext. 4428 E-mail: Yuanet.Letzelter PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOPDATE:Thursday, September 13,2018 TIME:5:30p.m.–7:30 p.m. PLACE:Pahokee Community Center 360 E. Main Street Pahokee, FL 33476FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP Mr. Murphy was city manager in Oneonta, N.Y., from September 2014 until being suspended the following July and resigning shortly after, collecting six months sever ance pay ($60,000) and agreeing not to sue the city. Some council members were quot ed as saying the city had terminated him w ithout due process. After Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter Long raised concerns at the Aug. 14 board meeting regarding checkups on manager candidates job history „ and then v oted against negotiating with Mr. Murphy because of what shed learned about the events in Bunnell, she said „ County Board Chairman John Ahern and Mr. Pringle began negotiating with Mr. Murphy in person that day. Based on Mr. Pringles report Monday night, since then he has been gingerly attempting to get Mr. Murphys acceptance of terms that would result in the least cost to the county if commissioners later decide he is not right for the Glades County role. Mr. Pringle said he wanted to list for the board the deal points that weve tentatively agreed toŽ: a one-year employment agreement term; a six-month probation term, and during that time the commission could end the arrangement with or without cause by a majority vote, with no severance paid; bene“ts (same as those given other county employees) would begin to accrue three months after the effective date of the agreement; no moving allowance; and potential use of a county vehicle, with details to be worked out depending on where Mr. Murphy settles. He has so far not been able to “nd housing inside Glades County, Mr. Pringle related. The attorney told the board, My goal would be to get it all “nished tomorrow and Thursday.Ž Asked by Commissioner Long whether Mr. Murphy had declined to agree to usual county policies or terms and that was why the agreement was not “nished, Mr. Pringle said no. We ran out of time,Ž he explained. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 nomically deprived county is a much more v isitor-friendly Lake Okeechobee experi ence from the southwestern quadrant. Its actually been a widespread desire of locals and sportsmen who regularly visit here for more than a decade. Around a dozen years ago, a group of Glades dreamers envisioned a park along the Old Moore Haven Canal, including longtime city Mayor Bret Whidden and then-County Commissioner Russell Echols along with then-City Councilman and now County Board Chairman John Ahern. Back in 2006, what prompted them to seek state and federal help was a drought that had made navigating to Lake Okeechobee via the channel „ originally dug in 1915 „ impossible. They formulated a plan and wanted “nancing to widen and deepen the canal also known as 7-Mile Cut, w hich runs from the Moore Haven Lock and Dam (constructed in 1935) north-northeast to the Monkey Box. The plan called for a hiking trail, recreation area and observation tower along the canals eastern berm in a public green space to be called Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park. It would take 10 years to get the needed permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District. The plans are not only on paper as part of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project (LOWP) but actually were begun on a small portion, one-half to three-quarters mile in length north of the lock and dam, back in 2016-17. Then, the project was funded by the legislature in the state budget, but the money w as removed from the budget by one of Gov. Rick Scotts line-item vetoes. This month, the Glades County Board voted to spend up to $6,000 more from its own budget to have AIM Engineering do what is necessary to ensure the project remains permitted and on the books. The original permitting was to expire in early 2019, but commissioners unanimous action on Aug. 14 means the project will remain ready to go whenever of“cials can bend enough ears at the regional, state and federal levels to get the rest of the estimated $14 million needed to dredge and widen over 6 miles of the 7-Mile Cut and then build the park facilities. Mr. Ahern told an AIM Engineering representative at that meeting that he wanted the Army Corps permit to be extended not just two but “ve years. Weve been talking to our congressman and senators of“ces ... but this (getting “nancing) takes more than two years to do,Ž he said, adding that the “rm should check on whether any other permits were needed. A compliance reportŽ was due to the corps on Aug. 29, they reported, and a “eld meeting will be required. In a discussion at the Glades County Tourism Development Council meeting on Friday, Aug. 24, when Commissioner Tim Stanley reported on the county boards action, Mayor Whidden, the TDC vice chairman, said: It took 10 years to get it permitted, which is asinine; and now the permit is up for renewal, which is asinine. You get a permit to do a job; nothings changed out there; so leave the permit alone.Ž Mr. Stanley responded, It was fully funded at one time, but our illustrious governor cut the funding to that.Ž TDC Executive Director Tracy Whidden then offered a strategy that she said the county should pursue in seeking the money to “nish Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park. The thing is, they keep taking more and more land,Ž she said, referring to the state, SFWMD and the Army Corps buying up areas of Glades County for reservoirs. So why cant we make a deal? If theyre going to take all that land on the north end of the county for storage, then as part of that negotiation, we ought to say, we want $13 million to “nish the canal and we want to reopen the Moore Haven Canal Campground.Ž PARKContinued From Page 1

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August 30, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 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 Condo Bass Capitol #704 Reduced $102.9K • 3/2 800 W. Alverdez Ave $170K • 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 • 2 BR/1BA 527 W. Haiti Ave. $1050. mo ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LAKE PLACID • 2/2 Lake Access 1075 Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K • 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd. 5 acres with pond $349,9K • 2/2 121 Parkview Dr. Lake Placid $120K • 4/2 w/lrg. fam. room, 457 Ave. N $164,9K • 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 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd., Moore Haven 5 ac with pond $349,9k Published byGlades County DemocratServing Eastern Glades County Since 1923 To Reach Us Address: c/o Okeechobee News. 107 SW 17th St. Ste D., Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Website: gcdnews.comTo Submit Newse Glades County Democrat welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories, ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or emailed. e deadline for all news items is 12 p.m. Monday prior to the following ursday's publication. Email: gdcnews@newszap.com........................................................................To Place A Display Ad Call (863) 763-3134, deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. E-mail: southlakeads@newszap.com To Place A Classied Ad Call (877)353-2424 to place a classied advertisement from home. e deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. Fax: 1-877-354-2424 E-mail: classads@newszap.com Advertising Billing Department E-mail: billteam@newszap.com To Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com e Glades County Democrat is delivered by mail or subscribers on ursday and is sold in racks and store locations in the Glades County area.Call (800)282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Glades County Democrat USPS 117920 Published Weekly by Independent Newspapers, Inc. for $39.00 per year including tax. Periodical Class postage paidPublisher: Katrina Elsken Advertising: 863-763-3134E-mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comWe Pledge ...€ To operate this newspaper as a public trust. € To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. € To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. € To report the news with honesty, accuracy, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. € To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. € To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. € To correct our errors and to give each correction to the prominence it deserves. € To provide a right to reply to those we write about. € To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. HGUNC meeting set Sept. 7Nonpro“t representatives and the public are invited to the Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) meeting to be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Glades County Regional Training Facility, 1030 Industrial Drive in Moore Haven. For information, call Terri Miazga at 813-892-5021 or email hgunc133@gmail.com.Legion meeting set Sept. 14The next meeting of the Moore Haven American Legion Post 299 at the Post Hall, 600 River Road in Moore Haven, will be on the second Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. instead of the “rst Friday meeting. All veterans and their guests are invited to attend. A dinner will be served. For information, call Kirby Sullivan at 863-946-2556.Lions Club to meet Sept. 20The Moore Haven Lions Clubs will meet on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the of“ces of the Glades County Sheriffs Of“ce, 1297 E State Road 78 in Moore Haven. For information, call Kirby Sullivan at 863-9462556.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Menu includes grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried “sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and dessert. Live music by Mike and Cheryl. Proceeds bene“t homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.VFW Riders serve breakfastThe VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge. Proceeds go to veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR VFW to hold pig roastThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge, will have a pig roast at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. Proceeds bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.Auxiliary serves breakfastThe VFW Auxiliary will serve a full breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. All proceeds goes to bene“t veteran services. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR VFW serves sandwichesThe VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge, will serve ri eye steak sandwiches and steak fries on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 5 pm. Proceeds go to bene“t veteran services. For information, call 863-467-2882. Glades at a Glance Special to the Glades County Democrat By this time, Glades County residents you should have received their 2018 Notice of Proposed Taxes (also known as the TRIM notice or Truth-in-Millage). This is not a tax bill. You will receive a bill from the Of“ce of the Tax Collector in November 2018. This notice contains your propertys market value as of Jan. 1, 2018, the millage (tax rates) proposed by each local government, and an estimate of the amount of property taxes owed, based on the proposed tax rates.Tax rate:Please keep in mind that the property appraiser does not set your tax rate; that is the responsibility of your local taxing authorities. If you have questions regarding tax rates and would like to get in contact with the taxing authority, their contact information, along with the date, time and location of their public hearings are printed on the front of the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes.Market value:Your 2018 market value is based upon 2017 sales of comparable properties. Sale s that occurred during 2017 will affect th e 2018 market value. The Glades Count y property appraiser will be more than happ y to answer questions about your property s market value.Exemptions:Property tax exemptions reduce the tax able value of your property and could re sult in a tax savings. As your Glades Count y property appraiser, I want to make sure tha t you are aware of all exemptions availabl e to you. If you would like more informatio n about property tax exemptions, I encourag e you to visit me at the of“ce, call or email. Just a few minutes of your time could sav e you money. Thank you for the opportunity to wor k for you. Lorie Ward, C.F.A. Glades County property appraiser 863-946-6025 500 Ave J, Room 202, 2nd Floor, Court house LorieWard@GladesFLPA.com August News from the property appraiser Seawinds Funeral Home has launched its Stars & Stripes Flag Retirement Program.Ž People in the community who are looking for proper ”ag disposal can bring their ”ags to Seawinds Funeral Home, located at 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace in Okeechobee, during normal business hours. Flags will be stored safely and disposed of in the proper, digni“ed manner as outlined by the United States Flag Code. Flag donors will have the opportunity to attend an of“cial Flag Retirement Ceremony to be conducted at a future date. The Flag Retirement Ceremony is a special, unique presentation conducted by the Boy Scouts of America. For information, call 863-357-7283. Flags to be retired in ceremony

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 By Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Gene McAvoy, the University of Florida/ IFAS Hendry County Extension director, is looking forward to his new role as pres ident-elect of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), for w hich he was chosen at its recent annu al meeting and professional improvement conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. McAvoy served as vice president from 2017 to this year, and he will become president in 2019, concluding his term presiding over the NACAA annual meeting and profes sional improvement conference in Virginia Beach, Va., in July 2020. He was nominated by members of the Florida county agents group to preside over the 3,200-plus-mem ber national association. He has a long history of involvement at the state, regional and national levels, serving as southern re gional director from 2012 to 14 and regional v ice-director for two years before that. He w as president of the Florida association in 2004. Mr. McAvoy said he was humbled and honored by the con“dence his fellow county agents showed in him by picking him for the prestigious position, adding that he was greatly anticipating the new role. I look forward to being able to give of my time and the knowledge that I have accumulated over my career in Extension to give back to NACAA and help to mentor new agents looking into Extension as a career,Ž he said. I expect to continue in the tradition of helping to make our association a place w here agents can exchange ideas and gain knowledge that they can put back to work in their local communities.Ž Asked whether he had any special emphasis or projects in mind for the association when he takes over as president, Mr. McAvoy said: Extension is changing as the country becomes more urban, and county agents re”ect the diversity of our population. W e are seeing more females and minorities enter into Extension, and I want to strive to make sure that NACAA provides them with a w arm welcome and meets their needs mov ing forward.Ž He stated that hes also concerned about ordinary Americans attitudes toward their food providers. I hope to act as a voice for agriculture because as more Americans lose touch with their agricultural roots, people have less of an understanding of where their food comes from and what it takes to feed the nation.Ž Mr. McAvoy will be the 102nd head of NACAA and only the second Floridian to serve as NACAA president. The “rst was John Henry Lodge, NACAA president in 1949. He believes that the nations strength is rooted in rural America. We are dependent on a strong agricultural sector, and I hope to ensure that Extension continues to support Americas farmer and ranchers into the future. Agriculture has an important story to tell, and I am proud to be in a position to do that on a local, state and national basis. God forbid if we ever lose our ability to feed ourselves. He earned his bachelors degree from Rutgers University in plant science and a masters degree from Rutgers in horticulture, beginning work in 1997 with UF/IFAS Extension as Regional Specialized Vegetable Extension Agent for Southwest Florida. Mr. McAvoy has been Hendry County Extension director since 2005, and as a regional vegetable agent hes served farmers in neighboring counties as well, including Glades. Mr. McAvoy noted that he is also thankful and blessed to have the support of his loving wife, Donna, as he takes on this new responsibility. The NACAA provides leadership and professional improvement opportunities to their members, who work for Extension Service programs through land grant universities across the country and in Puerto Rico. McAvoy poised to lead ag agents national group VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dr. John Hankins Independent-Fundamental King James Bible ~ Old fashioned Preaching Traditional Hymns Service Times Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 11am Sunday Night 6pm Thursday Night Prayer & Bible Study 7pm For more information, please call 863-214-6121 www.victorybaptistclewiston.com 705 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, FL 33440Located in the center of Clewiston Special to the Glades County DemocratDonna and Gene McAvoy at the recent NACAA annual meeting. OKEECHOBEE „ Trading Post Flea and Farmers Market, 3100 U.S. 441 S. in Okeechobee, will host Friday Night Lights on Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include arts, crafts, merchandise, food and family fun. Admission is free. For more information, call 863-763-4114 Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or email tradingpost@walpoleinc.com. Flea market hosts Friday Night Lights

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August 30, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 10%w WAREHOUSE Clearance SALEUP TO OFF50%-75% Look for Bright Colored TagsLABOR DAY plusGET AN EXTRA10% OFFAUG. 28 SEPT. 3ONLYON PURCHASE OF $1,499 OR MORE WE WILL OPEN LABOR DAY 117 S. Bond St. Clewiston 863-983-8166Russell Knox Ford, 81MOORE HAVEN Russell Knox Ford died A ug. 22, 2018. He was born May 26, 1937 in Mount Sterling, Ky. to the late William and Dolly Mae (Kingsolv er) Ford. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechani cal Engineering from Purdue University and worked for the Harris Corporation for 32 years, retiring as a Program Manager. A resident of Moore Haven for 20 years, having come from Melbourne, he was an avid sherman. He was a member of Lakeport Christian Church. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Velma Ford; daughter, Cindy Mills (Bill), of Tallahassee; brother, Jeff Ford (Debbie), of Zephy rhills; sisters, Betty Manniett (Raymond), o f Illinois, Marian Ford, of Cocoa Beach, Emil y W alker (David), of Tampa, and Lloyd Thompson (J.C.), of Georgia; granddaughter, Savannah Mills; aunt, Ann Ford, of Tampa; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Lakeport Christian Church w ith Pastor Frank Moore ofciating. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. e o ces of Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon, located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue in Clewiston and 450 South Main Street in Labelle will be closing e ective August 31, 2018. For any immediate questions, call 863-902-3093. Copies of patient medical records may be picked up at the orthopedic o ce located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. Please contact your Primary Care Provider for assistance in locating a physician to continue any ongoing treatment. Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic PracticeFred N. Thomas, 73CLEWISTON Fred N. Thomas passed away Aug. 23, 2018 in Clewiston. He was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Scottsville, Ky. to Hubert and Lucille (Devine) Thomas. Fred w orked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years as a mail carrier. He was a member of the Clewis ton Elks Lodge # 1853 and the Moore Haven Fraternal Order of Eagles # 4523. An avid golfer, he founded and organized Freds Annual Golf Scramble for 13 years benetting the Elks Scholarship Fund. Fred leaves behind his two children, Jenn y Nelson and Jacob Thomas; his two grandchildren; his brother, Larry Thomas and man y lifelong friends. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. ObituariesObituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Glades EDC annual dinner is Sept. 6Special to the Glades County Democrat MOORE HAVEN The Glades County Economic Development Council will present its 2018 annual dinner on Thursday evening, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP no later than Friday, Aug. 31, by email to info@gladesedc.com or by calling 863946-0300. The keynote speaker will be Florida State Rep. Ben Albritton, R-56th District, w ho represents DeSoto, Hardee and southw estern Polk counties. Prices are $65 for Glades EDC members, $75 for non-members and $350 for a table sponsorship, which includes recognition during the program and four tickets to the event. Up to two additional seats are available at each table for $50 apiece. The Doyle Conner Building is at 900 U.S. 27 S.W. in Moore Haven.AA to hold meetingsThe Lakeport Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group invites the public to their open meetings held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Point of Life Fellowship, 15399 E. State Road 78. For information, call 863-634-3104. The 2018-19 Vegetable Production Handbook, produced by the University of Florida/Insititute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is hot off the press. Hendry County Extension Director Gene McAvoy will be distributing them over the coming weeks. Anyone who wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County Extension Of ce at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Vegetable Production Handbook available from Hendry Extension

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 Central County Water Drainage District is looking to hire a Highway Maintenance Tech. Duties include, Operating basic highway mainrepair and clean highways and right-of-ways; • Moves and loads supplies and materials; route markers, and pavement markings; • Performs emergency response activities sures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades; minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections; • Performs miscellaneous labor tasks; • Performs job documentation • Performs related job duties as assigned. Cleans debris from roadways and right a ways. Must possess a valid and clean,driver’s license and clean background check. Applications may be picked up at Central County Water Drainage District, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440. Glades County B.O.C.C. EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIREMENT Full Time Job Openings Recycle Coordinator Service Truck Mechanic/Operator Please visit www.myglades.com to view job SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Gabrielle Ibietatorremendia Human Resources Director 198 6TH Street P.O. Box 1527 Moore Haven, Fl 33471 (863) 946-6009 F (863) 946-2290 Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace. Veteran’s Preference will be given inaccordance with Florida Statutes 295.07. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 Employment Full Time A & M Labor Management, Inc. is hiring 50 farmworkers to plant and cut sugarcane crops in Glades, Hendry, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties, FL for a temporary period starting on 09/17/2018 and ending on 01/01/2019. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. Three (3) months verifiable work experience harvesting sugarcane is required. This job requires prolonged standing,bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift and carry 70lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10739772. Employment Full Time Cox Air Conditioning is looking for experienced A/C Service Tech and Installers. Must have at least 2 years’ experience Self-motivated, basic tools for the job Clean driving record Pay based on experience Quarterly Bonuses Take home vehicle Stop in to apply at 99 N Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL 33935. Employment Full Time Harvesting Supervisor Gulf Harvesting, Inc. Felda, FL (minutes from Lehigh) Job Description This full time, non-exempt position will support and report to the Harvesting Manager on all matters related to daily harvesting activities. The quality of work should be accurate, dependable and with attention to detail. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Direct field crews on daily basis – determine blocks to be picked, pick price, spot picking • Test fruit for maturity and pressure • Maintain required documents – picking tickets, block closures, price changes • Perform block by block tree counts annually • Provide yield estimates for all blocks during non-harvesting months Required Skills and Experience • General knowledge of harvesting FRESH and JUICE fruit • Citrus related experience preferred • Bilingual a plus • Strong verbal and communication skills • Organized, self-motivated and demonstrates efficient use of time • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Full health and retirement benefits offered. Send resumes to: hr.manager@cpigroves. com Employment Full Time Quer a palmeras experimentadas cosechando tripulacin. Para trabajar en Lykes Ranch. $15 por hora o por palmera, 10 que sea mayor. Tambin bonos semanales de produccin. Texto Dave en 352-281-0235 Wanted Diesel mechanic to work on older catepiller loaders, army trucks, flatbed trailers for fast paced palm harvesting company. $18-26 per hour. Job location Highland and Okeechobee county Text David 352-281-0235 Wanted experienced Palm tree harvesting crew to work on Lykes Ranch. $15 per hour or $15 per palm whichever is greater. Also weekly production bonuses. Test david at Gateway Farms 352-281-0235 Employment Part Time HANDYMAN wanted for 2 rental houses. Call 970-708-9993. Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ApartmentsBELLE GLADE 2Bdrm., 1Ba. plus bonus room. $675 mo. No pets. 305487-2850 Houses Rent RIVER HOME 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room, corner lot on canal & river, East o f LaBelle, $1100/mo. 970708-9993. READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a Field Technician Applications will be received at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 ADVERTISEand Get Results

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August 30, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CA 0002035T WEALTH PARTNERS, LP, Plaintiff, vs. RUBY C. SULLIVAN; ESTATE OF RUBY C. SULLIVAN; and UNKNOWN HEIRS OF RUBY C. SULLIVAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION; CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE -PROPERTY TO: Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. Estate of Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. Unknown Heirs of Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Hendry County: Lots 33 and 34, Block 4486, Unit 63, Cape Coral Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 21, Pages 48 through 81, inclusive, of the Public Records of Lee County, Florida. Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Owen Sokolof, Esq., Sokolof Remtulla Stengel, LLC, Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 224 Datura Street, Suite 515, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, on or before Thirty (30) days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you and the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 2nd, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK Sokolof Remtulla Stengel LLC 224 Datura Street, Suite 515 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 OSokolof@floridalitlaw.com SRemtulla@floridalitlaw.com SStengel@floridalitlaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff Telephone: 561-507-5252 272668 CN 8/16,23,30;9/6/2018 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual Landowners Meeting of the East Beach Water Control District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 8:30 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years, 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least five (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Roger Hatton, President 279479 SUN 8/30;9/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby provided that the South Florida Water Management District issued a De Miminis Exemption for Environmental Resource Permit (Exemption No. 26-01269-P, Application Number 180308-375) to Jerrie Lindsey of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (620 North Meridian Street. Tallahassee, FL 32301). The proposed project is for the construction of a driveway, limited public access parking and information kiosk for the project known as Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area located in Hendry County, Section 10, Township 44S, Range 9E. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561-682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/ Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The Districts proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing. 281919 CN 8/30/2018 Roo ng Roo ng Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981CowboyCircle Office (863)675-7045 Fax(863)612 1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050CommerceDr.SuiteB.Fax(863)612 1158 NOTICE OF MEETING The Pt. Labelle Community Development District Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing and meet at 5:30 PM on Thursday September 6, 2018 at the District Office, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing and meeting is to adopt a tentative budget for the 2018 2019 fiscal year and tentative millage rate for Glades County and Hendry County for fiscal year 2018 2019 and to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. Jason Martinez, Chairman 284007 CN/GCD/CB 8/30/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING The Pt. Labelle Community Development District Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing and meet at 5:30 PM on Thursday September 6, 2018 at the District Office, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing and meeting is to adopt a tentative budget for the 2018 2019 fiscal year and tentative millage rate for Glades County and Hendry County for fiscal year 2018 2019 and to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. Jason Martinez, Chairman 284007 CN/GCD/CB 8/30/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Public AuctionPursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent w/ power of attorney will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest bidder; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer premium; any person interested ph (954) 563-1999 Sale date September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave Ft Lauderdale FL 33309 32343 2007 Kenworth VIN#: 3WKAD49X67F207196 Lienor: Gator Diesel Truck Parts & Chrome Shops LLC 27107 US Hwy 27 Moorehaven 863-5130907 Lien Amt $25234.47 Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911 281947 CN 8/30/2018 Public Notice Public Notice *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation ProjectBids will be received by the District One Office until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 for the following Proposals: E1R89 BDI Sidewalk Repair in Hendry County. Budget Amount: $20,000.00 E1R91-R0 Canal Cleaning and Reshaping in Glades and Hendry Counties. Budget Amount: $120,000.00 Z1065-R0 Pre-Event Traffic Signal Repair District-Wide. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 282409 CN 8/309/6/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 16000169CAAXMXWELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. THERESA L. JOHNSON, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 10, 2016 and entered in 16000169CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5 is the Plaintiff and THERESA L. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THERESA L. JOHNSON; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor, Labelle, FL 33935, at 11:00 AM, on September 19, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK D, LABELLE TERRACE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 272 E. LINCOLN AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of August, 2018. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTAMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Re quests for accommodations may be presented on this form, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the attached form (see website) and return it to doliver@ca.cjis20.org as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Upon request by a qualified individual with a disability, this document will be made available in an alternate format. If you need assistance in completing this form due to your disability, or to request this document in an alternate format, please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, phone (863) 675-5229, e-mail doliver@ca.cjis20.org281545 CN 8/23,30/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2017-CA-000536 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-1 Plaintiff(s), vs. GRACIETA ALVAREZ; CARLOS L. HERRING; GRACIELA ALVAREZ; MARY HARKER; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE; W S BADCOCK CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GRACIETA ALVAREZLast known address 693 Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Previous address 1782 Melissa Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 310 N. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 129 N. Pearl St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 GRACIELA ALVAREZLast known address 693 Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Previous address 1782 Melissa Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 310 N. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 129 N. Pearl St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: The Southeast One-Quarter of the Southeast One-Quarter of the Southeast One Quarter of the Northeast One-Quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an Easement for an Access Road on the South 40 Feet Thereof, Subject to an Easement for Access Road of the East 40 Feet Thereof, Also known as Lot 5319 and 5320 in Montura Ranch Estates Unrecorded. : and that certain 1999 Meri, Mobile Home Serial Number(s):FLHML3B127320467A, FLHML3B127320467B. Property address: 310 N Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 21st day of August, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 283255 CN 8/30;9/6/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 18-CP-000085IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN PERRY SMITH, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Calvin Perry Smith, deceased, whose date of death was June 23, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attomey are set fo1th below. All creditors 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 Comt 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 the Decedents Estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 23rd, 2018. Personal Representative: Adele E. Smith 18140 Riverchase Court Alva, FL 33920 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kevin A. Kyle Attorney for Adele E. Smith Florida Bar Number: 980595 GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP 1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33919 Telephone: (239) 936-7200 Fax: (239) 936-7997 E-Mail: kevinkyle@gskattorneys.com 280747 CN 8/30;9/6/2018 Administration of Estates Administration of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP 2018-040IN RE: ESTATE OF HAPPY JONES Deceased. PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Happy Jones, deceased, whose date of death was April 8, 2018, 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 creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE 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 NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 30th, 2018. Personal Representative: Joletta Kay John-Carney 6350 N. 33rd Street Hollywood, FL 33024 Jocelyn K. Skipper SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-1549 Florida Bar No. 0118430 E-Mail Address: jocelyn@heartlandlaw.com 282700 GCD 8/30;9/6/2018 Land Sale MOORE HAVEN Frontage on Rt. US #27, DEVELOPMENT SITE 2 ACRES ENTIRE CITY BLOCK Zoned commercial. Adjacent to court house, high school, etc. APARTMENT SITE (8 units) Near river. Walk to school. Townhouses or Rental Apartments. Call owner for details 863-673-5071 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/10/2018 10:00 a.m. at 600 E. SUGARLAND HWY Clewiston, FL 33440-3213, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE reserves the right to accept 2017 DODGE 2C3CDXBG0HH644288 1996.NISS JN1CA21D8TT172466 1977 HONDA GL13002891 283676 CN 8/30/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/21/2018, 10:00 am at 74 S INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. T IMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 1FTNE24L66HA09772 2006 FORD 283971 CN 8/30/2018 PUBLIC NOTICEWorkshop of the Board of Commissioners of the Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. Topic: Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Date: August 30, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Vera M. Hopson Chambers, located at Pahokee Housing Authoritys PUBLIC NOTICE To whom it may concern, The Glades County Shercow in the Muse area. The claimed by the owner(s). Please contact Detective Sergeant Daryl Sherley at 863-946-1600 ext. 2111 if you have any information or to retrieve the cow. AD 283708 GCD 08/30, 9/6/2018 Fictitious NameNotice Is Hereby Given tha t JOHNSON BROS. CORPORAT ION, PMB#329, 52 Riley Rd, Celebration, FL 34747, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of RJB CONSTRUCTORS JOINT VENTURE, with its principal place of business in the State of Florida in the County of Hendry, filed an A pplication for Registration of Fictitious Name with the Florida Department o f State. 283678 CN 8/30/2018 Notice Is Hereby Given tha t RUST CONSTRUCTORS INC., 19219 Katy Fwy, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77094, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of RJB CONSTRUCTORS JOINT V ENTURE, with its principal place o f business in the State of Florida in the County of Hendry, filed an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name with the Florida Department of State. 283679 CN 8/30/2018 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Darrell Lavar Gunsby conducting a T ree & Lawn Service business at Hendry County, Florida, under the fictitious name of Keeping it Cut Tree Service & Lawn Maintenance and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence Fictitious Nameare as follows: Darrell Lavar Gunsby 989 Edison Avenue Labelle, FL 33935 Ownership of Keeping It Cut Tree Service & Lawn Maintenance is as follows: Darrell Lavar Gunsby It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division o f Corporations to register the said name of Keeping It Cut Tree Service & Lawn Maintenance under the provisions o f Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida Acts of 1991. Emma Petre DATE: 5/16/2018 283226 CN/ 8/30/2018 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION PRESENTSOAK GROVE RV RESORT LABELLESEPT. 29 5:30 PMSATURDAY Limited Bus transportation from Clewiston available call to inquire 863-983-2735 ewaddell@hrmc.us HEAVY HORS D'OUEVRES CASH BAR Join us for a fun-filled evening and watch our entertainers battle it out behind the pianos! This is a high-energy, all request sing-along show where the audience is just as much a part of the show! purchase tickets: www.bidpal.net/duelingpianos2018 Purchase Tickets: www.bidpal.net/duelingpianos2018 Electa Waddell 863-983-2735 ewaddell@hrmc.us 800.763.2114St. Lic. #CMCO54668Refrigeration ~ AC ~ Ice MachinesServing the Lake Okeechobee Region Since 1929 CarrierJim and Monica McCarthy Clark By Richard MarionGlades County Democrat € The Moore Haven Terriers are traveling to Lake Placid to battle the Dragons on Aug. 31. Itll be the “rst regular-season action the Terriers have seen this year since their origi nal opponent, Jupiter Christian, forfeited last w eeks game. Moore Haven won last years match against Lake Placid 20-6, but theyll be taking the “eld without one of the key players during their undefeated 2017 sea son, quarterback John Cox, who graduated in 2018. € The Okeechobee Brahmans will be making the long trip to Lake Wales to face the Highlanders on Aug. 31. Okeechobee is coming off a 42-17 loss to offensive power house John Carroll Catholic High Schools Golden Rams. Theyll be facing another strong and fast offensive team in the High landers. The Brahman defense will need to shut down the Highlanders run game to give the Okeechobee offense a chance to get rolling. € The Pahokee Blue Devils are playing their “rst home game of the regular season on Aug. 31 against Atlantic Community High School. Both teams are coming off victories in the “rst week of the regular season. It promises to be a competitive game between the two schools. Last years contest saw the two battle each other to a 0-0 stalemate that went down as the only tie either team had in 2017. € The Clewiston Tigers hit that road to face the Monsignor Pace Spartans on Aug. 31. The Tigers lost key members of their offense and defense in 2018 and “nd themselves in something of a rebuilding phase as young players attempt to gain more experience. To make matters worse, Clewiston lost quarterback Chasman Ware a week before the regular season began to a shoulder injury. The Tigers lost their home opener to Fort Myers, 42-0. € The Glades Day Gators will also be traveling this week to Naples to face the Community School of Naples on Aug. 31. The Gators fell to Benjamin 30-8 in the season opener on Aug. 23. Last years match against Benjamin was a high-scoring affair that saw the Gators ultimately lose 47-34 despite a late rally by Glades Day. € The Glades Central Raiders will have their “rst home game of the season on Aug. 31 against Oakleaf. The Raiders fell short in the season opener against University 356. University was up 28-0 before halftime, which forced Glades Central out of its game plan and had the Raiders playing catch-up the rest of the game. Football around the lake this week