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

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Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( marcgt )
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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.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
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Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).

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Thursday, September 12, 2018 Vol. 90, No. 3650¢ plus tax14.61 feetLast Year: 13.65 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 Hurricane: How to prepare for a power outage ... Page 12 FSW presents lecture ... Page 4 Football around the lake ... Page 3 Seminole tribe of Florida parade photos ... Page 5 Glades County Democrat/ Chris FelkerGlades County employees generosity gets rewardedUnited Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties local manager, Lisa Sands, presented an award on behalf of the organization to Glades employees, who made $2,600 in total contributions and ran a great campaign, for making our community a better place for all of us,Ž she told the county commission at its regular meeting Monday evening, Aug. 27. Glades County Commissioners (from left) Weston Pryor, Donna Storter Long, Chairman John Ahern, Tim Stanley and Donald Strenth accepted the recognition and stood for a photo with Ms. Sands. New tourism video planned for GladesBy Chris FelkerGlades County Democrat Tourism promoters for Glades County soon will be putting a slick new lure into their bait bucket, having accepted a $5,000 grant from Visit Florida and a proposal from Marketing Alliance Inc. of Punta Gorda to produce an overview video about local attractions. Tourism Development Council members at their last meeting, Aug. 24, acknowledged the state grant, which was given to the countys Economic Development Council, and voted unanimously to hire John Abbates compan y for video production at a price of $10,000. Tracy Whirls, executive director of both councils, told TDC members that Mr. Abbate was to begin work on the video this past weekend in an initial visit. He was planning for his crew to create some video from most of Glades Countys attractions, starting with Gatoram a because its premier annual event, the Alligator Hatching Festival, was wrapping up on Labor Day weekend.Lake Okeechobee News: Were stronger togetherNewspaper merger planned for publications around Lake OkeechobeeBy Katrina ElskenINI Florida In the pioneer days when new cities were founded all around Lake Okeechobee, newspapers were established to bring community members together. In order to organize a new city, town or county, they needed a way to communicate with the people. The newspapers in Okeechobee, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Belle Glade/Pahokee were founded for that reason. For decades they have carried out that mission. Times have changed, and the newspapers have changed with them, while holding true to their core mission to give community members the information they need to make decisions on issues that affect their families, homes and businesses. In addition to the print editions, the newspapers around Lake Okeechobee now have websites which are updated regularly throughout the week, reaching a broader audience than ever before and giving the readers more information than ever before. The publications also have social media pages that draw more readers to the websites, and allow others to share website information through their own use of social media. As the Florida population grows, it is more important than ever for those who live and work around the big lake to stay informed, to work together to protect Lake Okeechobee as a precious natural resource, and to protect our way of life. While the future of Lake Okeechobee is important to all of South Florida, the communities around the lake have a special and personal interest in protecting the Big O. The lake is essential to “shing, tourism and agriculture, the mainstays of the local economy. For some, it provides the water we drink. For others, it is the source of water to irrigate crops. The lake is home to native “sh See NEWS „ Page 4 See TOURSIM „ Page 4

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 By Katrina ElskenINI Florida The cyanobacterial blooms that have plagued South Florida this summer have led to protests from the public, promises from politicians and blame (mostly targeted at farmers and Lake Okeechobee) from the coastal media. But amid all of the slogans, sound bites and allegations, maybe were asking the wrong question. Instead of asking where the algae or cyanobacteria (which is not technically algae but is commonly called blue-green algae) is coming from, maybe w e should be asking what or who is feeding it. Algae is found naturally in lakes and streams, not just in Florida but all over the w orld. When freshwater algae has a plenti ful source of food (as in nitrogen and phosphorus) combined with hot weather, low salinity and little water movement, it can reproduce rapidly into a bloom. Humans cant control the weather and have limited control over water movement. W hat we could control although it wont be easy and it wont be cheap is the food supply. Think about it. If alligators or birds or other potential nuisance animals are hanging around a boat dock, and are making a mess and/or creating a health hazard, the rst step is to make sure no one is feeding them. The same goes for algae. In South Florida this summer, algae has been feasting in waterways throughout the state, not just in Lake Okeechobee. But to focus on the big lake, the summer began w ith a massive body of water (1 inch on the lake is a staggering 12 billion gallons of water) that was high in phosphorus and nitrogen. According to presentations at U.S. A rmy Corps of Engineers and South Florida W ater Management District meetings, the high levels of dissolved nutrients in the lake in the early summer were thanks to the af tereffects of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane, w hich hit a year ago next month, churned the lake, stirring up the build-up of muck that had accumulated in the bowl of the lake bottom. At one point, the hurricane w inds were so strong that water was pushed up 10 feet higher on one end of the lake than the other. When the winds let up, the water sloshed back down. The storm also tore up the lakes natural vegetation, which is the lakes lter system. High lake levels, also courtesy of Hurricane Irma, gave the lake little time to recover, as it dipped below 13 feet for only a short time before record rainfall hit in May. When the algae bloom started on Lake Okeechobee, most of the tests indicated the dominant species was Microcystis aeruginosa. In July, the bloom grew to include 90 percent of the lake, according to National Oceangraphic and Atmospheric Administration satellite imagery. Then something happened; the bloom started to dissipate. It shrank down to about 10 percent of the lake. At the time, Dr. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant, theorized that the Microcystis may have consumed all of the available nitrogen and was starving. Some algae can x nitrogen from the air. Microcystis cannot. When the NOAA imagery indicated the algae concentration was increasing again, Dr. Havens theorized that another species of algae one that could x nitrogen from the air was present. In his blog on seagrant.org, Dr. Havens wrote Appearance of Anabaena is consistent with the hypothesis that the bloom is going through a replacement cycle, where Microcystis has used up the nitrogen in the lake water and is being replaced by a different kind of algae that can get its nitrogen from the atmosphere, like Anabaena. Dr. Havens theory was later proved by testing water samples from the lake. On Aug. 7, Dail Laughinghouse, an assistant professor of applied phycology at the UF/ IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, collected water samples from Lake Okeechobee. He found the samples of blue-green algae included three species of Microcystis and six species of Anabaena. Meanwhile, the Microcystis aeruginosa growing in the coastal waterways showed no signs of running out of nitrogen. In July, when lake releases to the St. Lucie Canal were suspended for nine days, the algae bloom at the St. Lucie Lock continued to grow in intensity, nearly 24 miles from Port Mayaca where the lake water enters that waterway. Even if the Microsystis bloom there was seeded by the lake releases which is possible but has not been proven, according to Dr. Havens the algae must have found a local source of food in the St. Lucie Canal. South Florida Water Management District research has found the phosphorus levels in the St. Lucie Canal to be higher than the phosphorus levels in the lake water. According to studies by Florida Atlantic University, the nitrogen levels in the St. Lucie Canal are higher than the nitrogen levels in Lake Okeechobee. The study also found the nitrogen levels grow highest closer to the populated coastal area. The solution to the algal bloom problem is to clean up the nutrient sources north of Lake Okeechobee and in the land around the two estuaries, stated Dr. Karl Havens. Control of dispersed sources of nutrients in those watersheds will be a huge challenge, and while projects are underway by the state to accomplish them, it could take decades before substantive results are seen. The Florida Sea Grant publication Harmful Algae Blooms Affecting Florida Coast, says the most direct solution is to reduce nutrient inputs to estuaries, the coastal ocean, lakes and rivers before that happens. Remediation measures include: Switching old neighborhoods from septic to central sewage; Reducing the use of fertilizer to recommended levels on crops or capturing and cleaning the runoff water from those lands; Controlling the export of nutrients in manure from animal agriculture; Smart development solutions that integrate better stormwater management options; and, Changes in land use, including in residential neighborhoods, to species of plants that do not require addition of nutrients because they are adapted to grow in our native soil. The overall costs are great, because there are places in Florida where past nutrient pollution has left a legacy of nutrients in wetlands, soils and on the bottom of rivers and canals that all drain into lakes, estuaries and the ocean after heavy rainfall. Controlling that legacy pollution may take massive public works projects to capture water and treat it. Yet, inaction has the potential to allow massive, highly toxic blooms to impair the use of our inland and coastal waters in the future and increase the risks to human health. It is certain that if we wait until the waters are warmer, the costs will be much higher and the outcomes less certain to be successful, the Florida Sea Grant publication states. 800.763.2114St. Lic. #CMCO54668Refrigeration ~ AC ~ Ice MachinesServing the Lake Okeechobee Region Since 1929 CarrierJim and Monica McCarthy Clark 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 effective 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 Practice W ant to stop algal blooms? Stop feeding the algae A continuing series About Lake Okeechobee About Lake Okeechobee TRUTH Search for the Search for the

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENTNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency and the City Commission, for the City of LaBelle, will hold public hearings on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed ordinance: ORDINANCE 2018-09 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, ARTICLE IV, SECTION 4-77 OF THE CITY OF LABELLE LAND DEVELOMPENT CODE TO THE AGRICULTURE ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor 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. By Richard MarionGlades County Democrat € The Moore Haven Terriers got their season started with a win against Lake Placid last week. The Terriers held off a late rally by Lake Placid to win 14-6. Now theyll enjoy a bye week while keeping an eye on what their next opponent, the Neumann Celtics, do in their game against Gateway Charter this week. € The bad news this week: Clewiston has dropped its “rst two games of the year after losing 30-10 to Monsignor Pace. The good news: Neither loss was to a district rival. The young Tigers team has the chance to gain some more experience before facing the majority of their district foes later in the season. Next, theyll face the Labelle Cowboys at home on Sept. 7. LaBelle comes into the game with a 2-0 record. € The Okeechobee Brahmans have a bye week to recover from back-to-back blowout losses after falling to Lake Wales 46-6. Okeechobee has shown ”ashes on offense, but the Brahmans defense has been torn apart in both games theyve played in 2018. This could be just because of bad timing in having to face two high-powered offenses back to back, but it could also be due to the fact that the team has struggled to get on the “eld to practice due to inclement weather. € Glades Central pulled off a comeback against Oakleaf, winning 32-25, bringing the Raiders to a 1-1 record for the year. Next theyll face the tough Dwyer Panthers in a home game on Sept. 7. The Panthers are coming off a 30-13 loss to Atlantic. € The Glades Day Gators bounced back from their loss against Benjamin in the season opener with a dominating 41-10 win against district foe Community School of Naples. Now the Gators are preparing to host their “rst home game of the season on Sept. 7 against the Kings Academy Lions. The Lions are coming off two impressive victories over St. John Paul II Academy and John Carroll Catholic and should be a tough test for the Gators. € Coming off their bye week, the Pahokee Blue Devils will face the Atlantic Eagles in Pahokee on Sept. 7. Atlantic is coming off a win against the Dwyer Panthers in which their defense dominated the Panthers offense for the entire game. The stout Atlantic defensive line vs. the potent Blue Devil running game should make for one heck of a ballgame in the muck. Football around the lake Glades at a GlanceHGUNC meeting set Sept. 7Nonpro“ts 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 813-8925021 or email hgunc133@gmail.com.Legion meeting set Sept. 14The next meeting of the Moore Haven American Legion Post 299 will be on the second Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. instead of the “rst Friday meeting, at the Post Hall, 600 River Road in Moore Haven. All veterans and their guests are invited to attend. A dinner will be served. For information, call Kirby Sullivan at 863-946-2556.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday, Sept. 7, 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 Deb and Wes. Proceeds go to bene“t homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR Riders serves breakfastThe VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and chicken wings at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge. Proceeds bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR VFW serves breakfastThe BHR VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge, will serve a full breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Proceeds bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882. YOUR Government WatchThese upcoming meetings of local elected of“cials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and theyre spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will be done, and YOU have the right to be heard.Glades CountyMoore Haven … next City Council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. Glades County … The next County Board meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chamber (Room 201) on the second ”oor of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave. J S.W., Moore Haven. The meeting agenda is available by the Friday before on the countys website, www.myglades.com, by clicking on the Agendas & MinutesŽ header on the left side of the home page, then on Current Agenda.Ž The meetings are not livestreamed, but members of the public are welcome to attend in person, or to request a copy of the audio recording later at the county clerks of“ce.

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENTNotice is hereby given that the City Commission, in its capacity as the LaBelle Local Planning Agency for the City of LaBelle will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.; AND, the City Commission will hold a public hearing on October 11, 2018 at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed rezoning ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-XX REZONE AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF LABELLE ZONING MAP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 257, 277, 295, 351 EAST YEOMANS AVENUE, 51 NORTH RIVERVIEW STREET, AND 50 NORTH OAK STREET, CITY OF LABELLE, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE ZONING DESIGNATION FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (B-2) TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD); PROVIDING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor Mr. Abbate stepped up to say that his “rm “rst would work with Ms. Whirls to produce a shot list, laying out all the venues and a schedule for gathering the video, then proceed through its other steps to make a preliminary version of the eventual advertisement prior to “nal production beginning so that council members can see Marketing A lliances work before its “nished. But capturing all the video and still clips that might be used cant be completed until the “rst weekend of March 2019, he said, because Glades Countys biggest event takes place then. Theyre going to come back the weekend of Chalo Nitka so that we can get the rodeo and the alligator wrestling and all that cool stuff,Ž said Ms. Whirls. And then theyll also work with me and well bring it back to y ou guys for the script and the voice-over.Ž Mr. Abbate explained: Once we “nalize the script, well then select voice-over; well use a professional voice-over, and well provide a few options; music, same thing. And then well edit together a rough cut and provide it to Tracy and shell share it, Im sure, before we do any “nal production.Ž Other attractions in the county that will be highlighted include the Seminole Casino Brighton, “shing, hiking, RV/camping, dining and entertainment spots and more. In response to questions from Commissioner Tim Stanley, the county boards liaison to the council, and TDC Chairwoman Patty Register, Mr. Abbate said the ad is supposed to be a minute and a half long but could be up to two minutes and that all video and still photographs captured for the countys production will be provided to the councils for their possible future use. It will go on beyond just this one video production,Ž Mr. Abbate said. Tracy will have a whole library that we can use for marketing purposes. If you were to redevelop your website, if you were to do some digital marketing and some posts, shell have access to all that library of content, which you have the entire rights to.Ž He said that due to the grant deadline, his company would aim to have everything completed by the end of next May. a nd wildlife and provides critical habitat for e ndangered species. Each of the communities around the lake h as its own local traditions and history. While t here are some good-natured rivalries (particu larly among the high school sports teams), t he small towns around the lake have much i n common. We share a rural lifestyle and a p ioneer spirit. Starting Sept. 12, the communities around L ake Okeechobee will also share a newsp aper. The Lake Okeechobee News will c ombine the circulation of the Okeechobee N ews Wednesday edition, The Sun (which s erves South Bay, Belle Glade and Pahokee), T he Clewiston News and the Glades Count y Democrat. This larger around-the-lake p ublication will focus on issues important t o all the Big Lake communities, while still i ncluding the local news important to each c ommunity. The newspapers will continue to be n ewspapers of record for Okeechobee, Palm B each, Hendry and Glades counties, meeti ng the Florida Statute requirements for the p ublication of legal advertising. In addition to the print publication, we will m aintain online web pages for Okeechobee, C lewiston, Glades County and the Glades, a long with our social media pages, so that w e can continue to provide news updates t hroughout the week. L ake Okeechobee News€ The “rst around-the-lake edition will be W ednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. € Submissions from the communities are w elcome and encouraged. We will maintain a ll of the current email addresses to make t he change as easy as possible for current c ommunity contributors. If you already have a n email address for the newspaper saved, y ou can continue to use that email address. T hose who have not submitted news to the newspapers via email before are encouraged to send photos, press releases, community events items and letters to the editor to okeenews@newszap.com. All email submissions will receive a con“rmation email from newspaper staff. € The Lake Okeechobee News (a merger of The Sun, The Clewiston News, the Glades County Democrat and the Okeechobee News Wednesday edition) will be distributed weekly, on Wednesdays with a circulation of 10,000 in the towns around Lake Okeechobee „ Okeechobee, Buckhead Ridge, Lakeport, Moore Haven, Clewiston, Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay and Canal Point. € The Lake Okeechobee News Wednesday edition will be a newspaper of record in Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties, following all regulations required by Florida Statute and the U.S. Postal Service. Since it is a merger of existing newspapers of publication, there will be no interruptions in legal advertisements. € All current advertising contracts for each of the merged newspapers will be honored. € Advertising deadline for the Wednesday edition is noon Monday. (This is the same deadline we previously used for the Thursday editions of The Clewiston News, the Glades County Democrat and The Sun .) € If you are already working with an advertising consultant with the Okeechobee News, The Clewiston News, The Sun or the Glades County Democrat you can continue to work with that consultant. If you are not already working with an ad consultant, call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com to set up an appointment to discuss advertising options. € The merged newspaper will be sold at all of the stores and newspaper racks that currently sell the Okeechobee News the Glades County Democrat, The Clewiston News and The Sun € Current mail subscriptions to the newspapers will transfer to the Lake Okeechobee News Subscribers will have the opportunity to opt out if they wish. TOURISMContinued From Page 1 NEWSContinued From Page 1

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 GENERAL ELECTION Books CloseREGISTER TO VOTE: For the November 6, 2018, General Election at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce, LaBelle Courthouse, the Clewiston Of“ce, any Drivers License Of“ce, Public Assistance Of“ce and all Public Libraries. The Voter Registration Books close on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ELECCI"N DE GENERAL Libros Se Cierran REGISTRESE para VOTAR: Para las Eleciones General el 6 de Noviembre, 2018, en la O“cina de Elecciones, en el Edi“cio de la Corte en LaBelle, y la o“cina de Clewiston, y en la O“cina de licencia, O“cinas de Assistencias Publicas y Bibliotecas Publica. Los libros de registracion se sierra el Martes, 9 de Octubre, 2018 a las 5:00 p.m. Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida Sept. 6, 2018 C.N. & C.B. F.S. 97.055Tucker Scott and Jada RaeHENDRY „ Tucker Scott and his sister, Jad a Rae, both of Palmdale, Fla., went to be with our Lord and Savior J esus on Friday, July 6, 2018. They leave behind their parents, Raymond and Brooke Hendry; brother, Allan Hendry; grandparents, Raymond and Denise Hendry and Bruce and Cynthia Balmer; also many family members, friends and loved ones. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service in memory of Tucker and J ada at the Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, 8898 W SR 78, Ortona, Florida 33471 on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.leememorialpark. com for the Hendry family. Info (239)3344880. Re” ections from the Pulpit When the going gets rough: Hard parts and victoryThe Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston One of the student counselors at the university where I attended spent his time with students who realized that going to college would be a lot of work and much more challenging than high school. He said I used to tell them that nobody would play golf if the holes were the size of wash baskets.Ž The challenge to accomplish something meant that there would be some hard parts along the way and some sacri“ ces would be required; but the goal makes it worth all of the efforts required. I remember John Kennedys speech about the space race; saying were going to go the moon not because it is easy but because it is hard.Ž There have been times when young persons have told me that they were thinking about a career along the lines where I serve. I would outline how to get there and then remind them It will be a lot of work to become....Ž Sometimes the reply would be Oh!Ž or Id get a long silence. Some professional obligations go on long after college. My professional licenses and Church requirements now include continuing education; to be submitted and documented with indications of keeping up. Requirements for entry in various “ elds keep going up and are more challengingŽ as the years go on. I remember my offspring telling me that math is hard.Ž I spoke to her teacher, a professional who I regarded as a caring and dedicated educator. She told me that shed be satis“ ed if my daughter did one page of math a day. No,Ž I told her, tell her youd be satis“ ed if she did four pages a day, and when she complains and says Well, can I do only two? you frown and say Well, all right.Ž My daughter was doing third grade math at the end of the “ rst grade. I knew she was capable, I knew math can be hard, I also knew that it was important to rise to the challenge and develop an attitude of I can do it!Ž I tutored and helped along the way; she accomplished on her own. I attended a “ rst-rate seminary in an academic community known for excellence (Northwestern University) and was able to rise to the challenges required, ...not because it is easy but because it is hard.Ž Over the years, Ive come to meet people that have drifted away from former religious commitments. Reasons have varied and many times have centered around having to make some sort of commitment.Ž Ill be the “ rst to agree; faith takes commitment. One of my mentors said Its like eating peanuts, once you get started you cant quit!Ž Thats been my experience and the experience of others but not everyone. The rewards, though, come with staying the course and going forward ...not because it is easy, but because it is hard.Ž Anybody can do the easy stuff but dedication comes with a cost. Fortunately, people go back to challenges that they once thought were beyond them, they grow in capacities or they see that doing the hard parts are really going to lead to worthwhile goals. Often my most dedicated students were the ones who returned to college after some years in the work-a-day world. They saw the value of going on and were willing to happily pay the price. Jesus is confronted with followers who have found that faith comes with a cost. He talks of abiding in Him, of worship, of becoming one with Him; what leads to eternal life. Johns gospel reports Many of His disciples, when they heard it said This is a hard saying, who can listen to it? (John 6:60).Ž People come to faith with different expectations; those who follow through learn the reasons and joy that goes with believing. With faith comes demands on us; and they can sometimes be seen as hard.Ž When Jesus followers complained He tells them The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life (v. 63).Ž He recognizes the going will be hard, but reminds them (and us) that there are some that do not believe (v. 64) but the ” esh wont be the answer an d it will have to come from the spirit (v.63). John tells us (v 66) that After this man y of His disciples drew back and no longe r went about with Him.Ž Jesus then turne d to His twelve faithful followers and said D o you also wish to go away? (v. 67).Ž Peter an swers with the “ nal insight that re” ects th e faithful are up to the challenge of doing th e harder parts by realizing the gifts are wort h all of the work needed; Lord to who m shall we go?Ž Ultimately the questions that confron t people are questions about the meanin g of life, our purpose for being here, know ing how to act and make choices, knowin g that God is involved and behind all of lif e and gives the purpose to it. Peter af“ rms thi s realization and says to Jesus You have th e words of eternal life and we have believed and come to know you are the Holy One o f God. (v. 69).Ž I have been called on to answer ques tions for people when they seek direction ; often acknowledging that the more dif“ cul t choice is the better one or helping the m re” ect on the lesser of evils. When har d choices are to be made; God is there to sus tain when we search and believe; hard per haps but with peace in the long run. Jesus s true followers did not run off; in fact, the y changed the world. Peters question Lor d to whom shall we go?Ž has been answere d by His disciples and the faithful ever since Those who follow faithfully know why. Obituaries AAA study: 1 in 5 Floridians plan to move S pecial to INI Florida TAMPA „ Summer for most people m eans warmer weather, backyard barbec ues, family vacations and moving season. N early one in five Floridians (19 percent) i n a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey p lan to move within the next year. The majority of residents (53 percent) p lan their move for the spring (April … J une) or summer (July … September). According to Penske, Tampa/Sarasota (5) and Orlando (6) were two of the top 10 moving destinations in the country in 2 017. Most people pay for their moving exp enses using cash or savings,Ž said Matt N asworthy, Florida public affairs director f or AAA … The Auto Club Group. During a move money can be tight, which means m ost consumers are looking for the best v alue for their dollar when paying for t hings like moving trucks and packing s upplies. Taking advantage of discounts, such as t hose at AAA, and timing your move corr ectly can save you a substantial amount.ŽMoney-saving moving tips€ Timing … Most people move at the b eginning or end of the month, during t he weekend, or in the summer. These a re the most expensive times to move bec ause moving service and moving truck r ental prices are at a premium. If possible, s chedule your move mid-month, midw eek, or even during the winter months t o get the best rates. € Discounts … Before paying, be sure youre getting the best deal. Get several quotes on moving services and rentals and search for discounts. For instance, AAA members can save up to 12 percent on Penske truck rentals. Visit aaa.com/ Penske for more information. € Get someone else to pay … If moving for work, your new employer could foot some of the bill. Some moving expenses are even tax-deductible, so be sure to keep all receipts associated with your move. Is the cost of boxes daunting? Visit local businesses such as a grocery store, liquor store or office building and ask them for boxes. Many business pay to have their cardboard taken away and would be happy to be rid of them. Tips for packing€ Plan ahead. Give yourself plenty of time. Start planning for your move up to six weeks before you intend to leave your current home. This will ensure that moving day is less of a hassle, regardless of whether you are using a moving company or doing it yourself. € Label boxes. Youll thank yourself later. It will make your life a whole lot easier when it comes time to unpack if you have some idea as to which items are included in each box. Label the tops and sides of each box and, perhaps, write the room of your new home where the contents of a particular box will go. If you are using movers, be sure to write fragileŽ on any boxes that apply. € Keep important records with you. These could include your birth certificate, Social Security card, passport, tax documents, checkbooks, original copies of wills, drivers licenses and any investment papers. Dont pack these items into boxes, but keep them in a safe place where you wont lose them.

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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 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 WORK, PLAY, LIVE & EARN, A FISHERMANS PARADISEOwn this MH/RV Park in the heart of Moore Haven, FL steps from the Intracoastal, Lake “O” and US Hwy 27. The Park has 25 MH/RV lots each with a concrete pad, 30-amp service, city water & 6 Mobile Homes, 5 ready and 1 handyman’s special. This opportunity can be yours for $250,000. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol180 N. Bridge St. € LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker.Call: K.C. Stanley-Lynn 239-634-6525 FSW presents lecture from Judge Mary EvansGallery and Gift Shop calling artists and photographers Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Courtesy photoStudents receive $25 gift cardsWest Glades School students who chose to read and take AR tests during the summer were entered into a drawing each time they successfully completed a book. During the “rst week of school, two names were drawn out to receive a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart. Congratulations to our winners, Laeda Middleton and Elliot Cruz Gonzalez. Special to the Glades County Democrat Arts of the Inland and the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop invite you to exhibit your art, including photography, sculpture and fabric art, in the gallery during the month of September. People may also display and sell small art, crafts, jewelry, cards and books in the gift shop throughout the year. Receiving day for art and gift shop items is Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 3 to 6 p.m. Gift shop items may be brought to the gallery that day and anytime during regular hours. All artists may submit “ve works for display and/or to sell. The fee for members of Arts of the Inland is $20, or $25 for non-members. Memberships will be available at the gallery. Gift shop items are not limited in number. Art must be original with artists name, medium and sale price on the back of each piece that is for sale. Please have each piece of wall art suitably framed with a wire hanging system on the back. Saw tooth hangers do not work with the gallery hanging system. The AOI Barron Park House Gallery is looking forward to a very active year and to welcoming new and returning artists. For more details, you may call Marty Cowen at 239-290-6837 or Connie Killebrew at 239771-0213. The gallery is located at 471 N. Lee St. in LaBelle. Special to the Glades County Democrat 20th Judicial Circuit Judge Mary Evans w ill present Applied Critical Thinking: A V iew from the BenchŽ during Florida SouthW estern State Colleges Critical Thinking Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, Building U-102, Fort Myers. Additionally, the presentation can be viewed digitally at the FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, Building A Room 114. Judge Evans was elected to the Circuit Court bench by the voters of the 20th Judicial Circuit in 2014. She attended Edison State College, graduating with her associates degree, summa cum laude; Florida Gulf Coast University, graduating with a bachelors degree, summa cum laude; and Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003, was a Florida Supreme Court-certi“ed mediator and was admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Judge Evans was a practicing attorney with two different prominent Southwest Florida family law “rms before starting her own private family law practice in 2011 and continuing until her election to the bench. She is the 2013 past president of the Lee County Bar Association, member of the Lee County Bar Association Executive Committee for “ve years, past chairwoman of the 20th Judicial Circuit Court Mock Trial Program and past chairwoman of the LCBA Family Law Section. She has served the Florida Bar as a state member of the Family Law Section Continuing Education Committee and as a member of the Florida Bar Speakers Bureau on the subject of merit retention. Judge Evans also served the community as a pro bono attorney with the Florida Attorney ad Litem program, a mentor for the PACE Center for Girls, volunteer with the Quality of Life Center Free Legal Clinic and as a member of the Lee County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Judge Evans has been involved with numerous other charitable organizations during the past 30 years. The FSW Critical Thinking Lecture Series features college and community leaders who discuss how they use critical thinking skills in their profession or focus on critical topics from their area of career or academic interest. The series is free and open to the public. Presentations take place weekly, and the fall series runs September through November. For more information on the FSW Critical Thinking Lecture Series, contact Whitney Rhyne, director of strategic initiatives, at 239-433-6943 or Whitney.Rhyne@fsw.edu.Courtesy photoJudge Mary Evans V egetable Production Handbook availableThe 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 w ho wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County Extension Of“ce at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner Glades County Democrat/Katrina ElskenLabor Day ParadeThe Seminole Tribe of Florida was well represented in the Sept. 1 Labor Day parade in downtown Okeechobee. 2018-2018 Junior Miss Florida Seminole Princess Allegra Billie waves to the crowds at the Labor Day parade in Okeechobee. The 2018-19 Miss Florida Seminole Princess was among the tribes representatives in the parade. Brighton representative Andy Bowers was in the Labor Day parade in Okeechobee on Saturday.

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 Special to INI Florida On Aug. 15, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez and Executive Director Ernie Marks joined the A ssistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James to highlight some of the major Everglades restoration projects targeted at reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges to the northern estuaries. Additional participants included U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Atlantic Division Director of Programs Alvin Lee and USACE Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, the deputy district commander for South Florida. The assistant secretary and Army Corps are committed, just as we are at SFWMD, to getting these major projects approved, funded and built to realize their bene“ ts for the Everglades and citizens of the state of Florida,Ž said SFWMD Chairman Fernandez. We are grateful to him for his time here in South Florida to see what is being done to address the current high water emergency and ultimately get the water right with these restoration projects. This board believes in this crucial partnership and invites Secretary James or any other member of the Army Corps or other inv olved federal agencies for future opportunities to see how these massive projects bene“ cially impact the lives of South Floridians.Ž The SFWMD and USACE tour included: € C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) in Martin County. SFWMD expects to “ nish building the STA by next y ear, and USACE expects to complete the reservoir by 2020. The reservoir and STA w ill store and treat 50,000 acre-feet of local basin runoff, reducing freshwater ” ows to the St. Lucie Estuary and improving water quality. € Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir, which is scheduled to be completed in 2022. This reservoir will have the capacity to store 170,000 acre-feet of w ater, or 55 billion gallons, to reduce estuary releases during the wet season and provide fresh water that the estuary needs during the dry season. € Kissimmee River Restoration Project, w hich the USACE expects to complete by 2020. This project restores more than 40 square miles of the river and its ” oodplain, including 20,000 acres of wetlands and 44 miles of historic river channel. It will restore the historic ” ow pattern to a large portion of the river, help slow down the ” ow of water to Lake Okeechobee and improve habitat for hundreds of species of birds, “ sh and other wildlife. € Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir, which would store 240,000 acre-feet of water and treat it to meet stringent state water quality standards before it ” ows south to the Everglades. The EAA Storage Reservoir is currently awaiting authorization from Congress as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. € Caulkins Water Farm, which is a public-private partnership between SFWMD and the Caulkins Citrus Company. The project, built on a 3,200-acre former citrus grove in western Martin County, stores stormwater runoff from the C-44 Canal that would otherwise ” ow into the St. Lucie Estuary. In addition, Mr. James and the other of“ cials toured two components of Gov. Rick Scotts Restoration Strategies Plan that improve Everglades water quality. The components toured include the recently completed L-8 Flow Equalization Basin that will improve the performance of STA-1 East and STA-1 West and an expansion of STA-1 West that is scheduled to be completed this December. I am committed to securing state funding for building these projects, which are part of the long-term solution to better manage water in South Florida for the people who live here and our unique ecosystems,Ž said SFWMD Director Marks. Working as partners, following the existing plan and by securing state and federal funding, we can get these important projects completed and start realizing their bene“ ts.Ž CITY OF BELLE GLADEMARINA CASHIER $11.64 P/HR – PT/TEMP Rotating Weekend and Evening SERVICE TECHNICIAN II $11.20 P/HR Able to lift 35 lbs. VALID CDL “B” MECHANIC I $14.79 P/HR Able to lift 35 lbs. VALID CDL “B” MECHANIC III $18.16 P/HR Able to lift 35 lbs. VALID CDL “A” ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling RECREATION FACILITIES COORDINATOR $19.95 P/HR Valid FDL AA/Pass – Level 2 Crim.Bckgrnd. VALID DL HR Dept 110 Dr. MLK JR. BLVD W. Belle Glade, FL 33430 FAX: 561-993-1813 Applications: www.bellegladegov.com 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 Federal of“ cials tour Everglades restoration projects Special to INI Florida/ SFWMD(From left) USACE Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James, SFWMD Executive Director Ernie Marks and USACE South Atlantic Division Director of Programs Alvin Lee stand in front of an SFWMD helicopter before taking an aerial tour of major restoration projects underway throughout the region.

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 Help Wanted: REPORTERe Okeechobee News seeks a full or part-time reporter to cover crime, courts, and government, as well as some investigative reporting in Okeechobee County and surrounding areas. Please email resum and writing samples to kelsken@newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time A.Duda & Son’sA.Duda & Son’s has a great opportunity for the following positions at its Moore Haven and LaBelle Farms. Looking for a dependable team player. • Truck Driver (no CDL required) • Tractor Drivers • Ranch hands • Forklift Operator • Mechanic Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/background screening. Apply in person: A. Duda & Son’s 3635 North US 27 Moore Haven, FL 33471 OR A.Duda & Son’s 12250 S. SR 29 Felda, FL 33930 Gate #4 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. Roo“ ng Roo“ ng Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time District Manager (F/T), Clewiston County Water Control District, Hendry County, FLCentral County Water Control District (“CCWCD”) a Florida water control district, seeks applicants for the position of District Manager (“DM”) The position of DM is a highly skilled managerial position, requiring an established ability to provide a supervision to employees of CCWCD and implement the policies of CCWCD’s Board of Supervisors. This employee must have knowledge to supervise and direct employees pertaining to work in a Florida water control district related to reclamation, drainage, irrigation, water control works, and recreational facilities and services. The position requires general knowledge of heavy-duty equipment, and construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, drainage ditches, culverts, and recreational facilities. EEO/ADA lege/experience equivalent in a supervisory capacity at a Florida water control district. Completion of Florida Association of Special or ability to complete within one year of employment preferred. 401(k), PTO, and more. ing 863/983-5797. All applications must be information, please visit CCWCDFL.com and contact John Fumero, District Attorney, at Employment Full Time Miller Shore Management, LLC is hiring 108 farmworkers to plant and cut sugarcane crops in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, FL for a temporary period starting on 09/24/2018 and ending on 01/01/2019. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. Two (2) 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. Drug testing and background checks may occur during the interview process, and will be conducted at the sole discretion and expenses of the employer. 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: FL10747331. Employment Part Time RCMA is hiring! Substitute Teachers are responsible for assisting with daily activities in the classroom under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Desired Qualifications: HS diploma/ GED/DCF 45 hours preferred. Email resume to sherri@rcma.org EOE Employer 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. 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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 8/30’9/6/2018 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS REHABILITATION OF ONE (1) HOME RFP #2018-Disaster-1 Thatcher Rebid The Glades County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) requests that interested parties submit formal sealed proposals for the above-referenced project. SCOPE OF WORK: The BoCC Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking responses from qualified (per Florida Statutes Section 287) firms to rehabilitate one (1) homes at 829 Thatcher Boulevard in Glades County, Florida. This projects will be undertaken as part of the Glades County SHIP Program. Contractors must be qualified to bid on SHIP projects. If not pre-qualified, the Contractor’s Application Documents may be obtained from the SHIP Administrator or http://www.myglades.com/ departments/community services/ship.php The application for Contractor’s must be turned in before prebid meeting. The BoCC reserves the right to withdraw and cancel this invitation at any time, without liability to any responders or prospective responders. The BoCC reserves the right to retain all responses submitted and to use any ideas in a response regardless of whether that proposal is selected. The specifications and requirements informational package which governs this request must be obtained from Cindy Ricker, SHIP Administrator, 500 Avenue J (P.O. Box 1527) Moore Haven FL 33471 Phone 863-946-6124. EMAIL cricker@myglades.com. A mandatory meeting and contractor review of this projects will be held on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m in the SHIP Office located in the Glades Court House at 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL, 33471. Any firm not represented at this meeting will not be able to bid. All potential bidders must be in the Conference Room no later than 10:00 a.m. in order to participate in these RFP’s. Due date/time: September 21st, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EST. All responses (7 copies) shall be placed in separate, sealed envelopes with the titles clearly indicated on the outside: GLADES COUNTY SHIP PROGRAM – RFP #2018-Disaster-1 Thatcher, with delivery to the SHIP Administrator and which must be received at the SHIP Administrator’s office at 500 Avenue J. Moore Haven FL 33471 no later than the response deadline of 2:00 p.m. EST on September 21st, 2018 RFP’s received after such time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Responses delayed for any reason shall not be considered. Faxed and electronically mailed responses will not be accepted. All costs and expenses related to the preparation and submission of a response are the sole responsibility of the responder. All prospective respondents are cautioned not to contact any member of the BoCC. All questions should be directed to Cindy Ricker, SHIP Administrator, 500 Avenue J, (P.O. Box 1527) Moore Haven FL 33471 Phone 863-946-6124. EMAIL cricker@myglades.com. It is anticipated that the qualified responses to this RFP will be considered and a decision on the selection of a qualified responder will be made by the BoCC. The County reserves the right to reject any or all responses in its sole discretion. The County also reserves the right to waive irregularities and technicalities, to re-advertise for additional responses, and to select the responder, who, in the BoCCs’ sole opinion, is in the best interests of Glades County. Glades County does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or marital status. Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing. 284388 GCD ON 9/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 NOTICE OF ELECTION, ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given the the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding their Annual Meeting and Election on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The District will be open for voting from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse located at 255 North Hacienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewsiton, Florida. After the polls close for voting, the votes will be tabulated and the results announced at the annual meeting that will be held at 3:30 p.m., or immediately after the votes are tabulated, which ever occurs later. The District’s regular monthly meeting will be held immediately after the annual meeting is adjourned. The annual meeting and regular meeting will be held at the Montura Ranc Estates Clubhouse at the above address. The purpose of the annual meeting is: to discuss the work performed during other business properly coming before the board. The regular meeting is to conduct the regular monthly business of the District. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Voters in the supervisor’s election must present a picture I.D. to properly order to qualify to vote, you must own land in the District AND have paid your District assessments for the last year. Also, if you have paid your assessments for the District within 30 days prior to the election, please be prepared to present a receipt for paym ent of assessments prior to casting a vote in the election. Also, if you have acquired title to real property in the District within the past 30 days prior to the election and your name is proof of land ownership prior to voting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, that person will need record of the proceeding and may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tesitmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE(5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT LEGAL NOTICEThe City Commission for the City of Pahokee, Florida will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading: ORDINANCE NO. 201803 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, REPEALING SECTION 2-272(6) OF THE CODE OF LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, PROVIDING FOR THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR PROCUREMENTS WHERE THE FUNDING SOURCE FOR THE PROJECT MAY BE JEOPARDIZED BY THE LENGTH OF THE NORMAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 201804 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING THE PARKING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS, INCLUDING THE CORE DISTRICT; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 201805 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 17-216 OF THE CODE OF LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, PROVIDING FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF CITY NOISE ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND EFFECTIVE DATE. The City Commission will conduct the public hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter can be heard, at the City Commission Chamber, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, Florida 33476. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. For additional information, please contact Nylene Clarke, Interim City Clerk at (561) 924-5534. CITY OF PAHOKEE NYLENE CLARKE INTERIM CITY CLERK 285516 SUN 9/5/2018 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, Plaintiff’s 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 plaintiff’s 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 Calling For Bids on Custodial Duties of County Facilities A request for bids from a contractor or individual interested in a contracted Custodian position consisting of general cleaning duties for Glades County facilities. A position summary of the duties and essential functions may be obtained by calling Notice is hereby given that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as for the above services. Bids shall be submitted to Gabriand shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the received shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place. The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process without disclosure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall not result in accrual of any right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccessful bidder against the Glades County Board of County Commissioners. calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Public Notice Public Notice SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLANNotice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on August 21, 2018, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed includes one (1) project in the Big Cypress Reservation, two (2) projects in the Brighton Reservation, and one (1) project in the Hollywood Reservation: Big Cypress Reservation – 1) Cowbone Canal Emergency Outlet; Brighton Reservation – 1) UFA 3 (8” water well) and 2) B Pump Relocation; Hollywood Reservation – 1) Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10” and 4” water wells. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Amendment or submit a written request for a copy of the Amendment by either of the following methods: 1) Submitting a written request to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 2) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. Such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Amendment. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 283967 GCD 9/6/2018 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on August 21, 2018, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed includes one (1) project in the Big Cypress Reservation, two (2) projects in the Brighton Reservation, and one (1) project in the Hollywood Reservation: Big Cypress Reservation – 1) Cowbone Canal Emergency Outlet; Brighton Reservation – 1) UFA 3 (8” water well) and 2) B Pump Relocation; Hollywood Reservation – 1) Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10” and 4” water wells. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Amendment or submit a written request for a copy of the Amendment by either of the following methods: 1) Submitting a written request to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 2) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. Such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Amendment. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 283965 CN 9/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL ADVERTISMENT City of South Bay Request for Proposals Mosquito Control Services (RFP No. 2018-04) The City of South Bay will be accepting sealed proposals (RFP No. 2018-04) for City wide Mosquito Control Services. Proposal Packets outlining the specifications are available from the City of South Bay located at 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493, during regular business hours, or on the City’s website at www.southbaycity.com. Sealed proposals must be submitted to the South Bay City Clerk’s office no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. The proposals will be opened and publicly read on September 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at South Bay City Chambers 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493. All interested parties are invited to attend. Jessica Figueroa, City Clerk 285313 CGS 9/6/2018 Glades County Request for Bids To Rebuild the Muse Fire Dept. All bids must be received no later than 4:00 pm Oct. 3, 2018 in the Glades County Mangers Office At 500 Ave J Moore Haven, FL. 33471 Or mailed to Glades County Manger P.O. Box 1527 Moore Haven, Fl. 33471 ALL BIDS ARE TO BE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE MUSE FIRE DEPT. For further information and details Contact Bob Jones Glades County Public safety 863 946 0566 Glades County Board of County Commissioners Reserve the right to reject any or part of all bids Glades Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to choose only Portions of the Bid 284701 CN 9/6,13,20,27/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICEThe public is hereby notified that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on September 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Clewiston City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Debbie McNeil, Code Enforcement Officer 284358 CN 9/6/2018 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual Landowner’s 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

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11 Administration of Estates Administration of Estates 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 Representative’s attomey are set fo1th below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedent’s 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 Decedent’s 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 DECEDENT’S 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 representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s 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 decedent’s 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 DECEDENT’S 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 Farm Services Offered Palmetto Berries Cash for berries at the plant. We can help gather up the berries. Call Palmetto Joe at 239-867-8156 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 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on on 09/17/2018 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 2007 NISS 1N4AL21E67N466603 2005 DODGE 1D4GP45R15B429753 285261 CN 9/06/2018 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, September 14th 2018 At 9:00 am at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida Property of: Cynthia Moreno: Washer, Livingroom Suite, Microwave, Dinette Set and Bags. Property of: Jeffrey Tate: Christmas Decorations, Bikes, Boxes Miscellaneous Items. Property of: Bobby Brown: Washer & Dryer, T.V., Headboard & FT Board. Property of: Bobby Wright: Toys, Clothes, Boxes & Bins.284613 SUN 9/6,13/2018 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 Name FICTITIOUS NAME Let it be known that VFW Rid e Group, P.O. Box 738, Moore Hav e Florida 33471 has filed for a fictitio u name with the state of Florida on before August 1, 2018. 284627 GCD 9/6,13/2018NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Shelby Suzanne Mitchell Beautique business at 122 S. W.C. Owen A ve., Florida, under the fictitious name of Shelby’s Beautique and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Shelby Suzanne Mitchell 122 S. W.C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Shelby’s Beautique is as follows: Shelby Suzanne Mitchell 122 S. W.C. Owen Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division o f Corporations to register the said name of Shelby’s Beautique under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida A cts of 1991. Emma Petre DATE: 8/28/2018 284619 CN/ 9/6/2018 ApartmentsBELLE GLADE 2Bdrm., 1Ba. plus bonus room. $675 mo. No pets. 305487-2850 Now Renting Sugar Country Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 626 West Avenue SW, Moore Haven occupy new affordable units, starting at $499 for 1BR and $624 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 Land Sale MOO RE HAVEN F ronta g e on Rt. US # 2 7, DEVEL O PMENT S ITE 2 A C RE S ENTIRE CITY BL O CK Z o ne d c o mmerci a l. Ad j acent to court house, hi g h s chool, etc. A PARTMENT S ITE ( 8 units ) Near river. Wa lk t o sch oo l. To wnh ou ses o r R ental A p artments. C a ll o wne r f o r d et a il s 863-673-5071 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... Special to INI Florida The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released answers to a few questions the public has been raising about the recent change in regulations that now requires harvesters of saw palmetto berries to get permits before offering Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17. They require, for a landowner harvesting palmetto berries for sale from his own property, that a Native Plant Harvesting Permit (no fee required) be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. The permit application must be submitted 14 days prior to the intended date of harvest. A contract harvester of palmetto berries on public or private land must possess written permission from the landowner or his legal representative prior to harvest, as well as a Native Plant Harvesting Permit from the department prior to harvest. Any person transporting for sale, selling, or offering for sale saw palmetto berries, which were harvested from the persons own property, must possess a Native Plant Harvesting Permit from the department. If found by law enforcement of“ cials to not meet these requirements above, the harvester or person transporting for sale, selling, or offering for sale saw palmetto berries may be charged with a misdemeanor. The illegally harvested berries will be con“ scated and returned to the owner. If the owner cannot be located, the berries will be destroyed. € Question: Do you need multiple permits for each property youll be harvesting on? Answer: No, you can just list the multiple properties on one permit, attaching a separate sheet and listing the properties there, if necessary. € Question: Do you need multiple harvesting permits for each person harvesting berries? Answer: No, you can simply list the people on one permit in the space provided and make a copy for each person listed. € Question: What if there are too many people to list in the space provided that will be harvesting? Answer: Simply list whoever will be in charge, for instance the supervisors/crew leaders, so that they may vouch for those picking under them. € Q: Do you need a permit if you are harvesting on your own land? Answer: Yes, if you plan to transport and sell the berries. € Question: Do you need letters of permission for each property? Answer: Yes; however, if one person owns multiple properties, then they can just list those multiple properties on their one letter of permission for that individual. € Question: Does a buyer, transporter or processor need a harvesting permit? Answer: No. The only exception is if they are also the property owner of land where the berries are being harvested. € Question: Are buyers, transporters or processors required to carry copies of the permits and permission letters from the people they purchase berries from? Answer: The buyers, transporters and processors must have the written permission letters in their immediate possession at all times; however, the buyers, transporters and processors are not required to have a permit. € Question: What if you get permission to harvest on another property after you have already sent in you r permit? Answer: Make a copy of your current permit and send it in along with the permission letter for the new property. € Question: What is the cost of the permit? Answer: There is no cost for this permit. € Question: Can you harvest on state or public land? Answer: You should contact the state, county or city authorities for permission to harvest from public lands. Currently, the Florida Forest Service is not giving permission to harvest from Florida Forest Service properties. However, if access is received, you must have written permission from the agency. € Question: How do you identify the property that you will be harvesting from on the application? Answer: You can either provide the Section, Township, Range (STR), Latitude /Longitude (Lat/Long) coordinates, parcel numbers, address for the property, or print out a map showing the outline of the propert y obtained from the property appraisers website. If using STR or Lat/Long coordinates, a description of the location for those coordinates should be included. € Question: How long does it take to process the permit application? Answer: Review of the application ma y take up to 14 days depending upon the information provided. € Question: Can you start harvesting prior to obtaining a permit? Answer: No, you must have the permit and written permissions on your person while harvesting. € Question: Is there any documentation needed for berries entering/exiting Florida? Answer: Shipments should be accompanied by a bill of lading or similar document. This would include name and address o f the shipper or consignor, name and physical address of the receiver or consignee, a description of the plants or products in the shipment, the place and state of origin, and “ nally the ultimate destination if different from receiver or consignee. Palmetto berry rules draw questions

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12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 Purchase Tickets: www.bidpal.net/duelingpianos2018 Electa Waddell 863-983-2735 ewaddell@hrmc.us Mosquitoes add to problems after a hurricaneBy Brad BuckUF/IFAS Hurricanes often leave standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. A University of Florida researcher suggests steps for making sure your home doesnt become a haven for mosquitoes. Some mosquito species can lay up to 200 eggs at a time, so its critical to empty cups, birdbaths, pots or anything else on y our property that has standing water, said UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomology professor Phil Kaufman. No container is too small to empty,Ž Mr. Kaufman said. In addition to getting rid of standing water, he recommends residents use mos q uito bri q uettes to kill immature mosquitoes. The mosquito briquettes are available at many stores. When going outside to empty containers or do yard cleanup, Mr. Kaufman urged residents to wear insect repellent (preferably with DEET) and light-colored clothing. Containers are a haven for certain types of mosquitoes to lay eggs, particularly after heavy rains, he said. Mosquitoes that lay eggs in containers include two that can transmit Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses, Mr. Kaufman said. After these rains, mosquito populations will be high for a few weeks, if not a month. Contact your local mosquito control of“cials to tell them if you have concerns over an infestation in your yard or neighborhood, he said. L earn how to prep for a p ower outage during a stormSpecial to INI Florida GAINESVILLE „ Its easy to take things like electricity, wi-“ and cell service for granted „ until a hurricane blows through and knocks out these modern conveniences, sometimes for days at a time. This was the case last year when Hurricane Irma left more than 6.5 million Floridians without power, according to the National Weather Service. But there are things you can do now to get yourself technologically prepared for a power failure, according to a University of Florida expert. Step one: Know your priorities when it comes to power use. For most people experiencing power loss, the core priorities are likely having a suf“cient supply of daily medications and the capacity to cook and keep food cold. Information and communications technologies and emergency lighting are probably second only to food preservation and preparation,Ž said Hal Knowles, associate change agent in the Program for Resource Ef“cient Communities, part of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. As you prepare for hurricane season and the possibility of a power outage, have a plan and build or restock your emergency preparedness kit:1. Backup generatorIf the power grid goes down, a backup generator can ensure that you can power various appliances and devices in your home. There are two types of generators on the market, Mr. Knowles said: internal combustion and solar. Internal combustion generators use fuel such as gasoline or diesel to generate electricity. Solar generators convert sunlight into electricity thats stored in a battery for later use. If youre using an internal combustion generator, know how to use it safely. Using a generator inside or in a partially enclosed space can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, which is why you should use them only outside, more than 20 feet away from doors, windows and vents, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.2. Food and cooking suppliesRefrigerated or frozen food wont stay preserved if your power is out for multiple days. So, have a portable cooler and ice on hand for temporary food storage, Mr. Knowles said. Also, consider have a heating device, such as an outdoor grill, to cook perishables after the power is out. Its recommended that you have at least three days of nonperishable food and drinking water for all sheltered building occupants, according to Ready.gov.3. RadiosWhen internet and cellular services are down, two-way radios, such as walkie-talkies, and shortwave HamŽ radios can keep you connected to family and neighbors, Mr. Knowles said. Many two-way radios will also let you tune in to the NOAA All Hazards Weather broadcasts, which will keep you updated on emergency advisories.4. Portable lightingWhen the power is out, battery-powered ”ashlights, headlamps and lanterns will help you navigate your home in the dark, Mr. Knowles said.5. BatteriesSince you may not know when the power will come back on, its a good idea to have extra batteries for devices such as radios and ”ashlights. For devices charged via USB ports, portable power banks can help, so long as you charge them up before an outage, Mr. Knowles said.6. Surge protectionWhen the power does come back on, power surges can damage some electronics. Surge protectors, or just unplugging all non-essential electrical devices, can help protect these items, he said. For more information, visit disaster.ifas. u”.edu.