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The Clewiston news
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14.02 feet Last Year: 12.68 feet Lake Levels Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level LOBA launches the sugarcane burning awareness campaign ... Page 3 CHSs Pittman signs to play for Broward College ... Page 6 the Pulpit ... Page 5 Green Thumb Garden Club ... Page 7 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 VOL. 91 NUMBER 13 50 theclewistonnews.com By Chris Felker The Clewiston News Clewiston city commissioners approved a resolution authorizing a Small County Out reach Program (SCOP) agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation at their meeting Monday, March 19, that will nance the design for resurfacing of Ventura Avenue. Public Works Director Sean Shefer pointed out that the citys request to the state is only for the design phase of the Ventura project, which is planned to be a complete rebuilding of the road. He added that the SCOP agreement does not cover changes to any utilities beneath the road, although the city could ask FDOT to also include the utility design. Commissioner Kristine Petersen moved, with Vice Mayor Michael Atkinson seconding, that they approve the resolution but also re quest that FDOT allow design of the utilities to be included. The vote was 5-0 in favor. The condition of Ventura and other streets in town has been a recurring topic of commis sioners discussion since late last year, when they OKd low bidder Lynch Paving to do the citys list of resurfacing projects for scal 2018 at a cost of about $215,000; that work is under way. In one meeting, Commissioner Phillip Roland had complained that the city was not putting enough money toward the road work needed in Clewiston, and he and other com missioners grumbled about all the potholes in city streets. By consensus then, the commis sion asked Mr. Shefer to report on hot spots needing expedited attention, and agreed to look at nancing during scal 2019 budget dis cussions that will begin soon. For their Feb. 19 meeting, he produced a list of 17 locations showing asphalt failure of critical need, the square footage and esti mated cost of each by guring it at $1.90 per square foot, which is what the citys contract with Lynch Paving worked out to. The total was just under $64,000, an amount that Clewiston did not have in its public works budget but which would have been available if commissioners consented to dipping into contingency funds. They did not agree to do so in February because roughly $25,000 worth of the work needed on those bad spots was in various places on Ventura, including the 600 and 700 blocks of West Ventura plus the inter sections with Olympia, San Jose and San Luiz streets. Mr. Shefer did not recommend patching those portions of Ventura since the resurfac ing project is being planned and money is be ing sought for major drainage work on that street as well. Mayor Mali Gardner agreed that patching would be wasted work. Mr. Shefer said hed try to nd money that could be used for the balance of the streets needing repairs, but also added that during a subsequent drive through the city, he discovered other locations of asphalt failure he hadnt listed that were in worse shape. Commissioners agreed to discuss road work more in depth at upcoming budget workshops. Clewiston asks state to help on Ventura Special to The Clewiston News It was a remarkable rst semester for Clew iston High Schools 47 Collegiate Academy (CA) students. Together they earned almost 700 college credits, saving their parents a total of more than $100,000 in college tuition and textbook costs. Professors who came from all over Southwest Florida to teach at CHS report ed being impressed with students work ethic, class participation and intellect. Professors observations were only con rmed by students nal results: Seventy per cent received nal grades of A; 20 percent, B; and just 10 percent, C, with zero Ds or Fs. This is a tremendous accomplishment, especially considering that students rst semester of college is historically their most difcult. The semester was especially successful when you consider that, in addition to all of this, many of them were able to take part in CHS worldclass agriculture and criminal justice pro grams. Students attributed their success to many things. Student-athletes reported that the 10-12 hours a week that they had in out of class study time during school hours was instrumental in alleviating the stress brought about from their additional athletic commitments. In math, stu dents reported beneting tremendously from their weekly visits from Florida Southwest Col leges math tutor, who spent countless hours assisting students one-on-one with their ques tions. Numerous students referred to the qual Collegiate Academys 1st semester a success Special to The Clewiston News/ Courtesy photo A group of CHS Collegiate Academy students kick back and enjoy a Florida South western College basketball game. See ACADEMY Page 4 See VENTURA Page 4 Community News ... Page 2

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3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 Published byClewiston News Serving Eastern Hendry County Since 1923 To Reach Us Address: c/o Okeechobee News. 107 SW 17th St. Ste D., Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Website: theclewistonnews.comTo Submit Newse Clewiston News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories, ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 983-9148 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: cndesk@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 Clewiston News is delivered by mail or subscribers on ursday and is sold in racks and store locations in the Clewiston area.Call (800)282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Clewiston News USPS 117920 Published Weekly by Independent Newspapers, Inc. for $39.00 per year including tax. Periodical Class postage paidPublisher: Katrina Elsken Advertising: 863-763-3134E-mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comWe Pledge ... To operate this newspaper as a public trust. To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. To report the news with honesty, accuracy, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. To correct our errors and to give each correction to the prominence it deserves. To provide a right to reply to those we write about. To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.Member of Special to The Clewiston News The Lake Okeechobee Business Alli ance (LOBA) announced on March 21 an initiative to support farmers in the Glades communities and push back attempts by outside anti-farmer activists that seek to put local jobs at risk. The initiative, known as the Sustain able Agriculture Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Communities program, will educate local residents on why pre-harvest agricultural burns are carefully regulated by the Florida Forest Service, are not linked through any medical research to negative health condi tions and are necessary in South Floridas damp climate. The Glades communities enjoy some of Floridas cleanest air, and we plan to keep it that way, said Miller Couse, chairman of the board of First Bank and a member of S.A.F.E. Communities. Through LOBAs S.A.F.E. Communi ties initiative, we will make sure our friends and neighbors here in the Glades know that pre-harvest burns are a safe, regulated and necessary tool that has been utilized by Glades farmers for decades. S.A.F.E. was formed partly in response to a rise in local activity by a Fort Lauder dale-based chapter of Sierra Club and other organizations who have dispatched paid operatives into Glades communities to try to shut down the practice of pre-harvest burning and ultimately put local farmers out of business. The Sierra Club was involved in litiga tion that contributed to the end of sugar cane farming in Hawaii, which shut down in 2017. Our communities and our very way of life are under constant attack by special interests determined to put folks in this re gion out of business, said Rev. Gary Mc Nealy, a local minister and a member of the S.A.F.E. Communities alliance. The people of the Glades need to know these attacks on the regulated, safe and necessary pre-harvest burn program con ducted by our farmers are meant to divide our communities and are lled with misin formation. Contrary to claims made by the Sierra Club, the Glades communities enjoy some of the best air quality in the state of Flori da, with Palm Beach and Hendry counties ranking among the top of all of Floridas 67 counties, according to Robert Wood John son Foundation County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, 2018. Additionally, the Palm Beach and Hen dry County health departments have only averaged one veried complaint linked to a pre-harvest burn from a sugarcane eld annually for the past 10 years, according to publicly available data from both health departments. In 2015, the Palm Beach County Health Department conrmed that air-monitoring equipment near the sugarcane elds and in nearby communities show that the burn ing doesnt violate federal air-quality stan dards. (Palm Beach Post, June 19, 2015). For more information on S.A.F.E. Com munit The Lake Okeechobee Business Alli ance is an association of business and com munity leaders dedicated to protecting and preserving the communities and farmland that make up the Lake Okeechobee Region. LOBA launched the sugarcane burning awareness campaign Army career fair set The U.S. Army Recruiting Team will be athe Florida B. Thomas Library in Clew iston on March 29 from noon to 5 p.m. to give information on opportunities with the army, including benets and careers. Ap plicants must be: 17-34 years old; with no major medical issues; on track to graduate or have high school diploma or GED; and no or minimal criminal charges. For more infor mation, see the recruiter. Scholarship deadline The Pearl Mae Foundation Scholarship deadline is March 31 for students to apply for the 2018-2019 academic year. Award winners will be announced mid-April. For an application or more information visit http:// www.pearlmaefoundation.org/programs, Easter Sunday Service Everyone is invited to the Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m. at the First United Method ist Church of Clewiston at 331 W Osceola Avenue in Clewiston on Sunday, April 1, as the choir presents the cantata; Redeemed By The Blood of The Lamb. Families will wor ship together in the sanctuary and celebrate the fact that Jesus Has Risen! Free HIV testing April 10 April 10 is tagged as National Youth HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). People 1324 years old account for about 22 percent of the new HIV infections in the USA and 51 percent of those dont know that they are infected and are least likely to be in care if infected. The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County, 1100 Olympia St. in Clew iston, will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Tuesday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m. noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Stop HIV. Know your status. Get tested. Holocaust program A Holocaust survivors program will be held at the Clewiston Library, 120 W. Osceola Ave., on Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. Bring the family to hear rsthand ac counts from a Holocaust survivor. Refresh ments will be provided. No registration is needed. Provided by the Holocaust Museum of SouthWest Florida. Coloring for adults Coffee & Coloring for Adults will be avail able at the Clewiston library, 120 W. Osceola Ave., on Tuesday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. Supplies will be provided. Come relax as we color our stress away while listening to calming music and enjoying coffee and donuts! Board meeting scheduled The Hendry Soil and Water Conserva tion District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 29 at 1 p.m. in the main room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agri cultural Building, 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Meetings are open to the public. Community News Brenda Hoots, Hendry County super visor of elections, invites eligible stu dents to apply for a $1,200 scholarship through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). FSASE will award scholarships in 2018, for detailed information and forms please visit our website www. hendryelections.org. Your completed paperwork must be submitted to our office by March 29, 2018. For additional information, please contact our office at (863) 6755230 or (863) 983-1592. Oportunidad de BECA FSASE Brenda Hoots, Hendry County su pervisor de elecciones, envita a los estudiantes elegibles para aplicar para una BECA de $1,200, a traves de la Aso ciacion del Estado de la Florida del Su pervisor de Elecciones (FSASE). FSASE otorgara becas en 2018, para mas detalle de informacion y formas, por favor visite nuestro sitio web www. hendryelections.org. Su documentacion completa debe ser presentada a nuestra oficina por Marzo 29, 2018. Para mas informacion, por favor contacte nuestra oficina a (863) 675-5230 o (863) 983-1592. Scholarship deadline April 1

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER TRANSMITTAL OF A LARGE SCALE PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in Glades County, Florida, public hearings will be held be fore the Glades County Planning and Zoning Board on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 5:05 PM and the Glades County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM, or as soon as the matters may be heard. These hearings will be held at the County Commissioners Chambers, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, and Florida 33471. The purpose of the public hearings for the following item is to consider the transmittal of the amendment to the State agencies for review and comment. This item will be heard at the January 10 and the February 14 hearings. The Parcel ID Number for the subject site is A3342-33-A00-0020-0000 ORDINANCE 2018 ___ AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 163.3184, FLORIDA STATUTES, ADOPTING A LARGE SCALE FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT TO THE GLADES COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FROM AGRICULTURE/ OPEN TO INDUSTRIAL FOR 60.51 ACRES OF LAND; LOCATED AT 6120 W. US HWY 27 APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER IS LONG HAMMOCK GROVES; CASE NUMBER COMP18-02LS; PROVIDING FOR REVISION TO AND INCLUSION OF THE REVISED FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE A COPY OF SAID PETITIONS AND STAFF REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE GLADES COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (198 6TH STREET, MOORE HAVEN). ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE URGED TO ATTEND THESE PUB LIC HEARINGS. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO SPEAK. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, AT ANY TIME IN ADVANCE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING(S). PLEASE CALL 863-946-6018 AND MENTION THE PETITION NUMBER OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD, OR COUNTY COMMISSION, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTI MONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE HEARD. Glades County Democrat March 29, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 4 In other actions at the March 19 meeting, the commissioners: Tabled action until their next meeting, April 2, on a resolution authorizing an agree ment with Sky Family YMCA Inc. to operate the citys summer camp programs for chil dren ages 5-12, after Commissioner Petersen raised some questions about it. Approved an incorporation memorial plaque to be given to the newly formed In diantown Village Council, congratulating its members on the villages establishment, which was accomplished through action of the Florida Legislature and a 2017 referen dum. Mayor Gardner said that Clewiston commissioners had been invited to attend the councils rst meeting on Wednesday, March 21, and that she was planning to go with Commissioner Petersen and present the plaque in person. VENTURA Continued From Page 1 ity of their professors as the most important factor in their success. The semester included workshops from various members of Florida Southwesterns Academic Support Center staff, including in formation on college level writing, and they continued with multiple presentations by the director of FSWs library system about available library resources and by Amanda Lehrian, director of FSWs LaBelle campus, about how to be a successful college stu dent. CHS graduates Kevonte Bailey (FIU 2017), working for JP Morgan on Wall Street, and Mary Gamble (FAU 2016), working on her doctorate in nursing, came back to share the most important factors to their success. During the semester, students visited FSWs LaBelle campus including their newly built and state-of-the-art library and computer labs. FSW also generously provided students with a eld trip to an FSW basketball game in its newly built Suncoast Arena, where stu dents got to meet members of the Buc bas ketball team. The Collegiate Academys rst semes ter proved to be a resounding success. The academy staff was happy to also admit ve additional students into the second semes ter, putting their numbers at 52 full-time stu dents enjoying the tremendous privileges of membership. The CA will be be hosting an informa tional night this Thursday, March 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the CHS media center, just before the beginning of CHS Spring Open House EXPO, at which time theyll release and begin accepting the 2018-19 school year Collegiate Academy applications. With more than 30 new students already qualied to join the coming years Collegiate Academy class, the competition for the nal roster spots will be erce. Anyone unable to make the meeting may call or email Jose Roquett (863-983-1520 or roquettj@hendry-schools.net) with any questions. ACADEMY Continued From Page 1 Special to The Clewiston News CLEWISTON A 62 year-old Clewiston woman is in critical condition due to injuries sustained after her car went into a canal on Wednesday, March 27. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news re lease stated that at 10:05 p.m., a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by Elizabeth Cruz was travel ing south on County Road 833. Her vehicle traveled off the roadway onto the west grass shoulder. The Toyota traveled in a south westerly direction on the shoulder. The vehicle entered a water-lled canal and became totally submerged. The driver was extricated from the Toyota by a Hendry County sheriffs deputy and the Montura Flaghole Fire Department. Ms. Cruz was transported by Hendry County EMS to LaBelle and was transported by LeeFlight to Lee Memorial Hospital. Charges are pending due to ongoing in vestigation. Ms. Cruz was wearing her seat belt. FHP Trooper B. Pingry was the crash in vestigator. Trafc accident leaves Clewiston woman in critical condition The public is invited to the Swing Into Spring event to benet the United Way of Hendry and Glades Counties on Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the RiverBend Motorcoach Resort, 5800 State Road 80 W. in LaBelle. This event features a prime rib dinner, entertainment, live and silent auc tions. For reservations or information call Lisa at 239-433-7559. Swing into Spring benet

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5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 Reections from the Pulpit Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman II (March 28, 1956 March 20, 2018) MOORE HAVEN Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman II, was called home to Heaven March 20, 2018. Mr. Haman was born in Wilmington, Del. to father Robert Haman and mother Vivian Brown Haman on March 28, 1956. He was a proud American and served his country in the U.S. Army as an infantryman. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, as well as the National Defense Service Medal and Expert in Rie Medal. He served in the Vietnam War Era and was a member of the Delaware and Florida National Guard. Mr. Hamans 32-year law enforcement career began in Delaware with the Department of Corrections. He served with the Glades County Sheriffs Department as Correction Ofcer, Deputy, Bailiff and Jail Administrator. His later years were spent with GEO Corporation until he retired due to illness in 2013. Robert married his beloved wife Frances Gail Haman, June 13, 1981 in New Castle, Del. He enjoyed reading, singing and music, shing, hunting, bible study and teaching the bible. Mr. Haman is survived by his devoted wife, Frances Gail Haman; and precious daughter, Jennifer Elaine Haman; and four siblings, Michael Haman, Patricia Haman, Dawn Woolen and Candace Romani. He was preceded in death by both parents. He loved his family and his church dearly. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Bethel Holiness Church, 1153 Cornelia Drive, LaBelle, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 also at the church beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jeremy Howell ofciating Burial will follow at Ortona Cemetery, 8898 West State Road 78, Moore Haven with full military honors. Brister Funeral Home is honored to have serviced this family. Come celebrate the life, love and legacy of Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman, II. Obituaries Easter: Life and life abundantlyThe Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston Someone I knew had to undergo surgery but had a bleeding problem. Doctors were able to control it and everything went well. Following surgery, she proclaimed Im alive, Im alive! and I shared her joy for those few moments while she awoke from the anesthesia and reveled in a miracle. I anticipate that story has been repeated mil lions of times among those who have gone before us from this life to the life to come. It is a story about Easter and the promise that the Lord has given us; and the message from Him that is for all who believe. Those who believe live out what the Epistle to the Hebrews (chapter 11, verse 1ff) has given us; Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. The answer came to one patient who believed that all would work out and life would continue. Her faith was that assurance, that conviction and she was rewarded for her belief. That faith was known to Jesus followers who also knew fear but believed that His promises to us would be fullled. Those who saw the Lord have given us testimony of His presence after being crucied; and millions after have come to know Him. One clergyman put it very succinctly; Either this is the most preposterous story in history, or it is true! For all who have experienced the risen Lord, the latter is the obvious answer and they will share in those moments of going from life to the greater life to come. Our sciences have given us answers and knowing how but is in our other ways of knowing that we come to understand why. My work includes helping people to come to know Gods presence and purposes in life, how we are called to relate to each other and live together, how we proclaim on Easter He has risen, the Lord has risen indeed! The Easter story is given to us in each of the gospel accounts, the epistles and the lives of the faithful ever afterward. Today, many live in great fear that their lives will be taken from them by acts of vio lence. The fear is for their children and for themselves and they have decided to act. The cries of people today are that there must be a better way! and they have rallied together to seek it. Beneath it all is the recognition that life is sacred and that life is a gift to be cherished and hallowed. Easter is Gods afrmation to us of that recognition within us. Jesus has told us of His reasons for coming among us. Speaking to the crowds one day He told those who were present I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10b). He tells them that He will lay down His life for them because He has come to care for them (vss. 12-19), and, as they say, the rest is history. It is that history that is celebrated at Easter; accounts of Jesus appearance after His laying down His life and the encounters with disciples and many others when He arose. His appearances let them know that their faith and hope was not in vain and the witness and conviction of people ever since is celebrated around the world on this day. The sacredness of life, our motivations to protect and see that it can be lived to its fullest is what is being told to us in the Easter proclamation that life is to be lived and then go on. Our efforts to improve life, prolong life, to regard life as worth saving all point to ward the greatest gift possible; that it will go on and on and on, even forever. That gift to us is from God; it is celebrated at our altars, in our homes and in our hearts. Because He lived and lives, we live and will live and have life abundantly one day with Him. May this be a blessed and happy Easter and time of giving thanks to God for the greatest gift we might possibly receive. Amen. SFWMD continues efforts to preserve land near the Everglades headwatersSpecial to INI Florida WEST PALM BEACH On Feb. 8, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved another land purchase to help preserve the Shingle Creek Management Area in Orange and Osceola counties, which serves as the headwaters for Floridas Everglades. This board remains steadfast in ensuring the health of the Everglades, and Shingle Creek is critical to achieving this goal, said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman and Orange County resident Dan OKeefe. Every parcel of property we can secure helps preserve Shingle Creek, which is an important step for the Everglades and a worthy investment in the future of our environment, Chairman OKeefe added. The Governing Board approved purchasing 3.61 acres from two willing sellers in Shingle Creek for $101,000. The SFWMD has been purchasing land around Shingle Creek for conservation since 1991 origi nally, through the Save Our Rivers program and, subsequently, with mitigation funds because of the creeks unique hydrologic function and environmental value for the Ev erglades. The SFWMD now owns nearly 2,500 acres for conservation within Shingle Creek. Another 1,100 acres is privately owned. The Governing Board also approved an amendment to this years budget, adding another $375,000 to acquire land from will ing sellers within the Shingle Creek Manage ment Area. Recognized as the headwaters of Floridas Everglades, the Shingle Creek Management Area is the largest natural area in the greater Orlando area. It is comprised primarily of hardwood swamps with some upland habitat and is home to 154 different wildlife species. The swamp plays a critical role in providing regional ood protection and ensuring water quality.

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 6 By Richard Marion Clewiston News On March 21 Clewiston High School se nior Megan Pittman signed a letter of intent to continue her soccer career at Broward College. I really wanted to play college soccer, and Broward gave me that opportunity, said Miss Pittman. I want to thank Coach Kari and Coach Ricky for always pushing me, as well as my parents and my sister Casey. The Broward College Seahawks girls soc cer team went 6-4-1 during their 2017 sea son and is coached by Micheal Goodrich in his third year. The Seahawks are comprised of a diverse group of talented athletes, with some players hailing from as far away as Sweden and the United Kingdom. Megan played defense during her time at Clewiston and was an integral part in the Tigers record breaking 2017 season that saw the girls make it all the way to the regional nals. That 2017 season marked the rst time any Clewiston girls soccer team advanced to the regional nals in school history. An other highlight during Megans tenure with Clewiston would be when the Lady Tigers knocked perennial playoff contender Bishop Verot out of contention in dramatic fashion during a shootout at the end of the game. Two games after knocking out Bishop Verot the Lady Tigers faced another district rival, Oasis, in the regional seminal. Oasis had beaten Clewiston during every match of the 2017 season, and most likely were ex pecting to cruise to another victory over the Lady Tigers. But Megan and her Clewiston teammates had different plans, and the Lady Tigers shocked Oasis 2-1 in double overtime. That was a great experience, said Miss. Pittman with a laugh. Megan played soccer year round, which she says helped improve her skills on the eld. Playing during the summer with Coach Ricky denitely helped me, explained Miss Pittman. It pushed me and helped me learn my strengths. I started playing soccer as a forward, but eventually I moved all the way back to the defensive line. I had to do a lot of learning. As she moves on to college, Megan says she sees potential in the Clewiston girls shes leaving behind. As long as they stay committed and put in the extra work they can denitely improve next year, Miss Pittman concluded. CHS Pittman signs to play for Broward College Special to the Clewiston News From left to right: Megans parents Mike Pittman and Dena Pittman. Coach Keri Alford, Megan Pittman, Coach Ricky Martinez and Clewiston athletic director Steven Barnes. By Chris Felker The Clewiston News As of almost a month ago, Clewiston has its very own frozen-yogurt shop so lovers of that sweet year-round treat no longer need to drive a long ways to get their smooth, heat-quenching desserts. In fact, its right down the street, ap propriately located on Sugarland Highway (U.S. 27). J.J. Rodriguezs new business Berrylicious is at 307 E. Sugarland, next door to his fathers eatery, Julios Cafe Tropical. (The elder Rodriguez is a Clewis ton city commissioner.) J.J., whos 24, says hed always wanted to go into business for himself, and so while he was attending North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, N.C., studying to ward a bachelors degree in business ad ministration a few years back, in between knocking baseballs around their diamonds, he conceived of this idea. Berrylicious marries J.J.s love of going to frozen-confectionery places along the coast with his business background and even with the curriculum he taught for a time at Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School. (Surely, blending avors of yogurt with tangy or crunchy toppings or sweet berries qualies as science, right?) He started teaching there out of col lege, science classes for sixthand eighthgraders, while taking on the role of head varsity baseball coach for the Terriers, a cap he continues to wear. The younger Mr. Rodriguez, you see, saw some success at Wesleyan. Earned my degree in business administration, and I also played four years of college baseball there. I played rst and third. I got all-conference, a couple of play er-of-the-weeks, I got U.S.A. Athletic Con ference All-Academic Team, just to name a couple of different accolades. But this storys about berries, and yo gurt, so think sweets. I always had this vision, you know, to do something like this. Ive always liked going to these places on the coast, and thats whats driven me to want to do this on my own. Clewiston doesnt have anything like this. Its been open about three weeks now, he said dur ing a visit around lunchtime on a recent Fri day that was quite nippy for South Florida. Even so, business has been, on recent cool or cold days, and is just pretty much steady. There were two groups with kids in the room at 12:30. From 3 p.m. on, he says, every hour is quite busy until closing at 9 on weekdays (except Friday). Its al ways going. There were probably 20 or 30 people in here just a little bit ago, J.J. said. He points out that I havent had a hot day yet, hinting he believes trafc at Ber rylicious will rise with the temperatures. Daily hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 to 10 on Friday and Saturday. Berrrylicious menu consists of frozen yogurt only (no ice cream), and its selfserve with the nozzles lining a stretch of wall preceded by a panel holding the dif ferent size cups. We have eight avors and about 20 different toppings that you can put inside the cups as well. The yogurts are all low-fat, one with no sugar added and one is nondairy. The a vors are white vanilla, dulce de leche, milk chocolate, mango surprise, coconut, cake batter, cheesecake and strawberry. Among the toppings are chocolate chips, M&Ms, rainbow Gummi worms, popping straw berry and mango pearls, blueberries, co conut, maraschino cherries and pineapple, cheesecake and Heath bar bites, and then there are the toppers, including healthy granolas, akes, nuts and cookie crumbles and sprinkles ... but we dont want to give away the store here. Hows business? Good. We get a lot of kids in, and lots of adults. They love the process. Its friendly to the adults, friendly to the kids, and the kids love the color scheme thing here. It drives them crazy. We have child-size tables that they like. Mr. Rodriguez is grateful for the good patronage hes had from the people of Clewiston and thinking about how to help students fundraisers for the various causes and activities they take part in, and he de clared hell be coming out with some pro motional ideas soon. I want to thank everyone who came out and supported me. I look forward to working with the schools and different programs. While I was in college, I always thought of what I could bring to Clewiston. And I hope everyone can enjoy their home town local frozen yogurt shop as a place where friends, families and kids can gath er and enjoy a delicious treat in a familyfriendly environment. And you dont have to drive to the coast anymore for frozen yogurt. Enjoy and God bless. Berrylicious is the latest form of Clewiston sweetness This cutline if you use Berrylicious 1 inside photo The Clewiston News/ Chris Felker J.J. Rodriguez stands proudly behind the checkout counter at his newly opened business Berrylicious on Sugarland Highway in Clewiston.

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7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 U.S. Sugar Employees Give Back U.S. Sugar and our employees LLaces of Love U.S. Sugar President & CEO Robert H. Buker with Clewiston-area students Special to The Clewiston News/ GTGC The Clewiston High School Public Safety Academy served refreshments at the Valentine Tea Party. Green Thumb Garden Club Special to The Clewiston News/ GTGC Green Thumb Garden Club mem bers who enjoyed the clubs Val entines Day Tea Party included (standing from left to right) Ninette Aker, Becky Rawls, Barbara Oef fner, Ann Bowling, Kay Jones, Kitty Gray, Meryl Adams, LuAnne Williams, Mary Ann Jones, Tena Harris, Mae McDonald, Judith French, Karen Cochrane and Diane Denault. Sitting: Margo Fatzinger, Mary Lenz, Janet Sum merlin, Sandy Stitt, Dorothy (Dot) Stacy, Sue Phelps, Helen Endicott and Janet Way.

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Hendry County Clerk of Court is seeking applications for Staff Accountant Staff Accountant job duties: Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by imputing data, scheduling required jobs, verifying data Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports, verifying information Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining Prepares payments by accruing expenses, assigning account numbers, requesting disbursements, reconciling accounts searching and interpreting data Protects organizations value by keeping informa Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed Requires a BS Degree in Accounting or 5 years of accounting experience. Please send resumes to: Clerk of Court, PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, Attention: Finance Director Central County Water Control District is seeking a fulltime secretary. Must have a High School diploma or general education Suite experience needed. Must be bilingualEnglish/ Spanish. 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H elp Wanted: ADVERTISING CONSULTANT e Caloosa Belle/Immokalee Bulletin is looking for a highly driven, marketing savvy and creative advertising consultant who will help us grow our print and online advertising sales while producing results for our clients. While experience is preferred, we will train the right person. If you are a self-motivated, out-going and idea-oriented individual, we want to hear from you! e right candidate must be able to work with Mom and Pop businesses one minute and national ad agencies the next. We oer a competitive pay and benets package, on the job training, and the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated group of community journalists who believe in solid teamwork. Our portfolio of advertising opportunities include several weekly newspapers around Lake Okeechobee, tourism and real estate magazines and trac-attracting newspaper websites. While this position will have a LaBelle and Immokalee focus, the position may be expanded to cover Clewiston, Belle Glade, Hendry county and more oering larger commissions for a proven sales representative. Please email resume and references to kelsken@newszap.com H elp Wanted: REPORTER/WRITERLove to write? Enjoy talking to people? Interested in the LaBelle community? e Caloosa Belle needs a reporter to work part-time.Please email resum and writing sample to kelsken@newszap.com Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Business Oppor tunities 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 check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. R oofing Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Antiques ANTIQUES: China Cabinet, Sewing Machine w/cabinet, Chair, Dry Sink, School Desk. (11) 5 Ft. Tall Shelving Stands for shop or garage. (954)873-3322 (LaBelle) Apar tments MOORE HAVEN COMMONS 863-946-1262 TDD:711 1101 Cactus Avenue, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Now accepting Applications Affordable Living for low income families Spacious units equipped with central heat and air, carpet, appliances, on-site laundry and playground 1 BR apts start at $545 2 BR apts start at $631 Limited rental assistance available. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer R oofing Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 954-789-7530 Pickup Tr uck s 1999 DODGE DAKOTA Sport, 2 Door w/2nd row seating. Mileage 208,738 Runs well. A/C and Tires good. Has topper. 1 Owner. $1000 or best offer. (863)983-6788 or (863)677-0796 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Everglades Harvest and Haul, LLC is hiring 40 farmworkers to harvest and pack corn in Palm Beach County, FL for a temporary period starting on 04/01/2018 and ending on 05/31/2018. Two (2) rience harvesting crops is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. 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 WorkOrder Number: FL10628661. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Apar tments Greentree South Apartments 2 & 3 br apartments. Includes all appliances, window treatments. Coin operated laundry conveniently on site. Bilingual staff. Sewer & trash included in rent. Tenant pays electric & water. Rental Rates from $689 Rental applications available at: 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-0313 greentreesouth@ centurylink.net Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Apar tments Now Renting: Sugar Country Apartments 626 West Avenue, Moore Haven new affordable units, starting at $405 for 1BR and $461 for 2BR apartments plus electric. Water, sewer and trash are included in rent. Income limits apply. Energy Star appliances, central heat and air, decorator window treatments. Phone 727-443-3251, ext. 32 or email: southwindgm@ southwind.us.com for a rental application. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Houses R ent Owner Financing Furnished, 1100 sq. ft., 2br /1ba, 30ft. bulk headed water front, 55 plus, Buckhead Ridge Turtle Cove, unit 62. $79K or rent $700/mo. Call Van 772-519-0962 Boats INFLATABLE KAYAK and Big Foot Sand Trailer for launching Hobie Cat Sailboat or In(954)873-3322 Public Notice REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) NO. 6000000890 Storm Water Treatment Area (STA) Flat Mowing Services, Hendry and Palm Beach Counties, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 P.M. opening time on May 1st, 2018, for STA Flat Mowing Services within the Clewiston Field Station service area. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE (CONFERENCE) & SITE VISIT will be held on April 19, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. at the Clewiston Field Station Main Conference Room, located at 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, Florida. All Respondents who wish to respond to this Solicitation must be present and on time at the Conference and Site Visit. Respondents that attended the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and Site Visit for RFB 6000000868 are not required to attend. Bids will not be accepted from Respondents who either did not attend the Conference and Site Visit or who THE DISTRICT WILL NOT ADMIT ANY RESPONDENTS AFTER 9:15 A.M. Work site visits will immediately follow the Conference and may include travel through rough terrain and remote and heavy vegetative areas. Transportation to the Conference and Site Visit shall be the responsibility of the Respondent. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested Respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling the BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290, option 1. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our website www.sfwmd.gov/procurement 485135 CN 3/29/2018 Public Notice NOTICE FOR BIDS Barron Water Control District will accept SEALED bid proposals up to 2:00 PM, April 5, 2018, for the purchase of one New 95 H.P. Overhead Cab Tractor with air conditioning, 2 wheel drive, 4 cycle diesel motor, hydraulic Port LaBelle or mail to P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida 33975. 863-675-0346 or ltaylor@bwcd.net The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District. Mark Colbert, Chairman 485127 CN/GCD/CB 3/29/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2017-CA-000092 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. GLORIA VIGIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLORIA VIGIL; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 08, 2018, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: ALL OF LOT 23 AND LOTS 24 AND 25, EXCEPT THAT PART OF LOT 25 LYING SOUTHEASTERLY FROM A RADIAL LINE WHICH INTERSECTS THE CIRCLE DRIVE FRONTAGE OF LOT 25 AT A POINT 20 FEET SOUTHEASTERLY FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 25, ALL IN BLOCK 171, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 242 E CIRCLE DR, CLEWISTON, FL 33440-2506 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor Labelle, FL 33935, on May 9, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you Dated this 13th day of March, 2018. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn OliCounty Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 485006 CN 3/22,29/2018 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of East Shore Water Control District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 18, 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. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 484846 SUN 3/29;4/5/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/09/2018 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 2005 CHEV 1G1AK52F557600629 485133 CN 3/29/2018 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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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 4/4 4155 Pioneer 13th Street $149K 4/3.5 Large lot w/pool 1205 Pinewood $439,9K 2/2 MH 551 Fleetwood St. $55K Reduced 53,9K 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 1900 Ridgill Rd 2/2 $96K (waterfront) SOLD 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K 909 Sawgrass St. 4/3 w/pool & theatre room $269K PENDING 428 E. Pasadena 2/2 w/apt, that is 2/2 $149K PENDING 565 Gratton Rd. 2.84 ac, $89K RENTALS RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/SEBRING 2/2 Waterfront/Lake Access Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 2/2 with large workshop, 1370 Ted Beck Rd. $82,5K 1016 Glover Ln 3/2 $89k (lake access) Res. Lot 402 Pinecrest, Moore Haven $7K 8 Buildable lots available in Sky Valley, Clewiston Starting at $19K 2755 Milum Dr. Lakeport, Fl 3.18 ac. Lake Access, Waterfront, MAKE OFFER! $175K 28 ac. Hwy 27 Frontage $9,9K per acre, Venus, FL 77 ac. $7,9K per acre, Venus, FL 10 ac. $9,9K per acre, Venus, FL 901 Yacht Club Way $8,9K COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT PROPERTY lndustrial Park 3013 C.R. 835 (Open storage and Warehouse) Call for details 516 E Sugarland Hwy $59,9K Fishing Getaway w/Lake Access only $89K Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001247 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF AND WITH RESPECT TO AJAX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2016-1; MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2016-1, Plaintiff v. ISABEL BLANCO et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the Clerk of Hendry County will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgaged and Personal Property THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF SUBJECT TO EXISTING OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RESERVATIONS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS, ZONING ORDINANCES, ENFORCEABLE EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND SUBJECT TO TAXES AND ASSESSMENT-OF CENTRAL COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1093 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. The address of which is 472 Avenida Del Sur, Clewiston, Florida 33440. at a public sale to the highest bidder, on 4-18-18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Second Floor, Labelle, Florida 33935, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f1mds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner, as of the date of the Lis PenDated: 4/15/2018. CLERK OF THE COURT BY: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please coned at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 5331723, within two working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale, if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 485084 CN 3/22,29/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITYHENDRY COUNTY STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM Hendry County hereby announces that funds for Housing Assistance are available from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. assistance. Hendry County will be hosting two homeowner orientations to explain the homeowner orientation will be conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Boulevard, LaBelle, FL 33975. The second homeowner orientation will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Hendry County ton, FL 33440. Individual applications for down payment assistance will be available beginning on Friday, April 27, 2018 through Friday, May 25, 2018 or until funds are expended. The applications will be available on the Hendry County website and at the Hendry County Housing Department locations at 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida and 1100 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, Florida. Contact the Hendry County Housing at 863-675-5297 or reimburse for homes that has already been purchased. The application period is for thirty (30) days, beginning Friday, April 27, 2018 or until all funds have been expended. Applications will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All applications must be received by the Housing Department, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018. Wednesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and 9:00 am until 4:00 pm ThursMonday through Wednesday 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Thursday and Friday 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program criteria and requirements as set forth in Chapter 67-37, Florida AdministraBoard of County Commissioners reserves the right to close any program application period by Board resolution. Hendry County SHIP programs do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, age or any other protected classes. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IS A FAIR HOUSING, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION 485015 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12,19/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2015-CA-548 JUDGE: THOMAS REESE H.E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. SUSY BOGARDUS, et al. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 2, 2017, entered in Civil Case No. 2015-CA-000548 in the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein H.E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC. is the Plaintiff, and SUSY BORGARDUS and the SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, are the Defendants, that: The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 a.m., on the 11th day of April, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: WISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7th 1937, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED ON PLAT RECORDS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 6th day of March, 2018. BY: J. Bevis, Deputy Clerk 484924 CN 3/22,29/2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Arthur N. Bonker 675 N Nogal St. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Beatriz Perez 3302 Everhigh Acres Rd. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Joyce M. Goode 3787 Ft. Keis Ave. Ft. Denaud, FL. 33935 Darrell L. Sweet II 202 Trocadero Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Wilbert James 891 W. Lincoln Ave. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Robert L. Koff Jr. 4005 Tanglewood Dr. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Jose L. Rodriguez 1116 Carlyle St. LaBelle, FL. 33935 required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592.El Aviso se da por Este Medio:Informamos que su eligibilidad para votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, a mas tardar 30 dias despues de la fecha de este aviso publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y el procedimiento de resolver este caso. La falta de respuesta puede resultar en la determinacion de ineligibilidad por parte del Supervisor, y su nombre sera eliminado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. Llame al 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Brenda K. Hoots Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 485100 CN 3/29/2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 10 Real Estate Directory Special to The Clewiston News On Tuesday, March 27, the Hendry County School Board had its rst discussion about whether to pass the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act, which authorizes the awarding of grants through the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund for student crime watch programs; establishes the Ofce of Safe Schools within the Department of Educa tion; provides that each sheriff may establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program and appoint certain volunteer school employees as school guardians; prohibits a person who has been adjudicated as mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a rearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibits a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a rearm; prohibits specied acts relating to the sale and possession of bump-re stocks; and creates the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement, etc., among other effects. One thing I do not want to have to do is sit here and explain to someone why someone, who we put a gun in their hand, had mistakenly shot their child, said School Board Vice Chairman Dwayne Brown. Superintendent Paul Puletti supports approving the idea but told the public Tuesday night that it will take some time to iron out the details and provide exact language of how it would work and how the school system would pay for it. The longer we wait, said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden, the better chance we have of something happening, and I dont want to be the sheriff that stands up here on national TV talking about what a sad day it is. You know, I want to be the sheriff that, you know, doesnt have to worry about an active shooter. A county resident, Ramon Rodriguez, spoke and said: Im not comfortable with it at all. Theres so many accidents that happen just from good intentions. Why is this the rst and only consideration? Why is this so high a priority? Hendry County School District Deputy Superintendent Lucinda Kelley presented details of the new proposed guardian pro gram to board members. These are the requirements any volunteer wanting to carry a concealed rearm on a campus would have to meet before the person would be eligible for the proposed program: 1. Hold a valid license to carry or conceal a rearm. 2. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random drug tests. 3. Pass a psychological evaluation. 4. Meet all other requirements of the law. 5. Belong to an eligible group to partici pate. 6. Complete 80 hours of rearms instruc tion. 7. Complete 16 hours of instruction in precision pistol use. 8. Complete eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction using simulator exer cises. 9. Complete eight hours of instruction in active shooter or assailant scenarios. 10. Take 12 hours of instruction in legal School Board considers armed guardian option issues. 11. Receive eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics. 12. Complete at least 12 hours of a certi ed nationally recognized diversity training program. 13. Complete ongoing training, weapon inspection and rearm qualication on at least an annual basis. 14. Be appointed by the sheriff upon suc cessful completion of all requirements and receive a School Guardian Certicate. The school board said it plans to hve more open community forums next month to hear from the public about what people want. The earliest the Hendry County School Board would see this issue for discussion again would be in late April. Special to the Clewiston News One in three Floridians has prediabetes, and are likely to develop Type two diabetes within 10 years. But most wont do anything to stop it because 90 percent dont even know theyre at risk. This month, personalized nutrition ser vice PlateJoy launched a new program in Florida. Some insurance providers are cov ering 100 percent of the cost. Founded by Christina Bognet, a 29-yearold MIT neuroscience grad who lost 50 pounds herself, PlateJoys all-digital pro gram helps participants create healthy hab its, lose weight and reduce their diabetes risk. It includes: Personalized meal plans and shopping lists, tailored to each participants goals and schedule. Easy activity and weight tracking. Re search shows that keeping track of your progress increases the likelihood that youll meet your goals. Weekly video interviews with top ex perts in nutrition, tness and health, includ ing Dr. Robert Lustig (Fat Chance), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project), Kelley Star rett (MobilityWOD), and others. Digital program helps those at risk of diabetes

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