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The Clewiston news
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Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
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July 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1 14.50 feet Last Year: 12.50 feet Lake Levels Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level PTA Program conducts infor mation session at FSW in LaBelle ... Page 2 Public invited to comment on reservoir plan ... Page 3 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 VOL. 91 NUMBER 27 50 theclewistonnews.com Local anglers report great shing on lake By Katrina Elsken Clewiston News The water may be green in some parts of the lake, but shermen on both the north and south sides of Lake Okeechobee report the summer has been a good one for shing. The shing is great, said Mary Ann Martin of the Roland and Mary Ann Martin Marina & Resort on June 25. She said they are seeing a good number of sh caught and released. From the north end of the lake came an other positive report. The shing is pretty good rst thing in the morning, said Mike Krause at Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters on June 28. I shed this morning at Henry Creek and caught 23 sh between 6:30 and 8 a.m. Do we have an algal bloom? Yes, we do, he said. Its not affecting the shing at all. The lake is alive and thriving and well, said Mr. Krause. Wed like to see a lot more grass, he add ed, noting that the combination of Hurricane Irma and the chemical spraying done through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have reduced the vegetation that cleans the water and provides cover for sh. From the south end of the lake comes an other positive report. Dr. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and a professor at the Universality of Florida, said the conditions were right for algal blooms this summer on Lake Okeechobee, as well as on lakes and waterways throughout Florida and other parts of the United States. Theres a lot of nitrogen and phosphorus in the lake, he said. If you get the right kind of weather in the summer, you can get big blooms. He said algal blooms in the Caloosa hatchee and St. Lucie rivers may or may not be connected to lake releases. Dr. Havens noted that there have been big algal blooms in the Caloosahatchee during droughts, and during those years, they release water from the lake to help move the water to break up the blooms. Its a really hot summer, he said. Blooms are happening everywhere. The heavy rainfall in May was also a factor, he continued. It washed a lot of nutrients off the land. The canal system, which provides ood control, moves the water quickly into the lakes and waterways. Before people dredged, Algae doesnt affect Big O shing Special to The Clewiston News/ Terry Garrels Roland and Mary Ann Martins Mari na & Resort shared this photo of a re cent catch on Lake Okeechobee. The newspaper welcomes photos from Lake Okeechobee. Send your photos to cndesk@newszap.com. By Chris Felker The Clewiston News Seven candidates will be facing off for the three open seats on the Clewiston City Com mission this fall. All three incumbent commissioners whose terms are up in the 2018 general election have led for re-election: M. Mali Soto Gardner; Kristine Petersen; and Phillip Roland. They are challenged by four other candi dates who qualied by the June 22 deadline: Kevin McCarthy, Melanie McGahee, Jimmy Pit tman and Lance Bubba Ramer. The two candidates receiving the highest vote total will be elected for a four-year term, and the candidate receiving the third-most votes is elected for a two-year term. The may or and vice mayor will be chosen during an or ganizational meeting of the new commission on Dec. 3. Election Day is Nov. 6. County supervisors of elections are required to have early voting from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 for the general Seven running for 3 seats in Clewiston Harris faces Diaz in District 2; School Board has two races By Chris Felker The Clewiston News When the qualifying period closed on June 22 for the elections taking place this year, Hendry County Commissioner Michael Swin dle had drawn no opponent for his County Board District 4 seat, so he will retain the ofce for another term. The incumbent Republican represents the Clewiston area. His fellow incumbent Repub lican whose seat is up for election, District 2 County Commissioner Darrell Harris, will face one opponent, Kenneth C. Diaz of LaBelle, who has no party afliation, in the Nov. 6 elec tion. There are several candidates in the race for Hendry County School Board seats who will face off in the nonpartisan election coinciding with the Aug. 28 primary. Amanda Nelson of Felda retains her District Commissioner Swindle returned to seat See SWINDLE Page 8 See SEATS Page 8 See FISHING Page 8 Clewiston Rotary Club recognizes its outstanding members ... Page 4 Training center progress is all behind the scenes ... Page 8 Community News ... Page 3

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 CITY OF LABELLE REQUEST FOR VARIANCE July, 2018Notice is hereby given that the Variance Board of the City of LaBelle, Florida will hold a public hearing on July 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on 481 W. Hickpochee (S.R. 80) Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of considering the following: The request of Belle Arbor Planned Unit Development for a variance from the required front building setback of 20 feet as established in Ordinance No. 201706 The applicant is requesting variances to the front setback, along Hickpochee Avenue, to allow for encroachment of three building corners. Setback #1 to be reduced to 15-1, Setback #2 would be 10-6 and setback #3 would be 13-3. The variance request is for legally described real property: LABELLE BEG NW Cor of NE Sec 8-N 89 DEG 01M 00S E 257.9FT-S 00 DEG 53M 41S E 50 FT TO POB-N 89 DEG 01M 00S E 457.06 FT TO N R/W SR 80 SWLY ALG R/W 490.16 FT-N 00 DEG 53M 41S W 136.72 FT-N 89 All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the pro posed variance request. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the City of LaBelle Variance Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at the hearing, a record of the meeting will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, 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. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SER VICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE (863-675-2872), NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CITY OF LABELLE VARIANCE BOARD City of LaBelle Scott Korf, Chair PTA Program conducts information session at FSW in LaBelle Special to The Clewiston News FORT MYERS The physical therapist assistant program at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will host a series of informational sessions this summer at all four FSW locations. Under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, physical therapist as sistants work closely with people of all age groups who have a wide range of physical problems, including musculoskeletal or thopedic injuries, stroke, head trauma and pediatric developmental delay. Working one-on-one with the patient, physical therapist assistants help to restore their physical function, manage pain, pre vent further injury and implement tness programs for a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn how to deliver individualized hands-on techniques, exercise programs and treatments with modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound. The public is welcome to attend any of the information sessions listed below: Tuesday, July 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center in LaBelle, Building A, Room 117 Wednesday, July 25, 4-5 p.m., at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus in Fort My ers, Building A, Room 215 The PTA program is offered by Broward College (BC) through a partnership with FSW. Classes at both sites participate in all lecture classes together through live inter active video conferencing with the FSW students who are at the Fort Myers campus. All lab sessions and clinical practicums are managed by the individual sites, with a full-time program manager located at FSW who serves as a liaison between the sites. Program degrees are conferred by BC. The program is accredited by the Com mission on Accreditation in Physical Ther apy Education (CAPTE). A licensing examination is required upon completion of the two-year associate degree program, and the physical therapist assistant shall be eligible for an appropri ate membership category in the American Physical Therapy Association. For more information, contact Jodi Gootkin, program manager, at 239-4899494, Jodi.Gootkin@fsw.edu, or visit www. fsw.edu/academics/programs/asphysical therapistassistant. Special to The Clewiston News/ FSW Physical therapist assistants work closely with people of all age groups who have various physical problems under the direction and supervision of a phys ical therapist.

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July 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 By Katrina Elsken Clewiston News Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee continue to move forward. The public had another chance to ask questions and comment on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project June 27 at a meeting in Clewiston spon sored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Similar meetings took place June 26 in Le High and June 28 in Stuart. Only two members of the public spoke at the Clewiston meeting, which attracted about 30 people. Both speakers expressed support of the project. Celeste De Palma of Audubon Florida spoke in favor of the project. We have been trying to push water away for a really long time, and were liv ing with the consequences, she said. Ev erglades restoration puts the water back where it belongs. We urge the corps to make sure Con gress gets to review this project and consid er it for this years Water Resources Devel opment Act, said Ms. De Palma. Moving forward with this project, its important that we all came together and worked out something that seems to work for all of the communities, said Nyla Pipes of One Florida. A lot of people still question wheth er the project will meet the water quality standards required for water entering Ever glades National Park, Ms. Pipes explained. She added that she is condent the South Florida Water Management District and Army Corps of Engineers will make the project work and that it will meet water quality standards. She said more public outreach and edu cation about the project may be necessary to assure people that water entering the Everglades will meet the required water quality standards. Marci Jackson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explained that the EAA reservoir is proposed as a change to the already ap proved Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). In December 2014, the corps and SFW MD completed planning of CEPP, she ex plained. The project, authorized by Congress in 2016, included a ow equalization basin (FEB) on the A-2 parcel in the EAA. That land is already in state ownership. This FEB was a shallow storage feature. In 2017, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 10, which called for a deep-wa ter reservoir in the EAA. The current proposal asks Congress to approve changing the CEPP plan to build a deep-water reservoir on the A-2 parcel in stead of the FEB. The reservoir site is about 10,500 acres and the reservoir will be 23 feet deep. The project includes an addi tional 6,500 acres of stormwater treatment area. Vegetation in the STAs helps remove nutrients from the water. CEPP would increase the canal capacity to move more water from the lake through the stormwater treatment areas and on to Florida Bay, explained Leslie Waugh of the corps. As originally approved, CEPP would pro vide an additional annual ow of 210,000 acre-feet (about 59 billion gallons of water) to the Everglades and Florida Bay, she said. Changing the shallow reservoir project to a deep reservoir would increase the annu al ow to about 370,000 acre-feet per year (about 104 billion gallons of water. CEPP provides the additional convey ance from the lake to the reservoir and the STAs, then through the Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) and under the Tamiami Trail to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. Without the other CEPP projects, the EAA reservoir would be static storage, Ms. Waugh said. The FEB in the A-1 parcel, already in place, will not change. The new reservoir, existing A-1 FEB and new STAs will all work together to store and clean water, she said. The reservoir will provide environmental benets and also be available for some recreational uses, she said. The project provides additional storage and treatment, decreases extreme low lake events and reduces water supply cutbacks. By sending more water south, the project also reduces the freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee, Ms. Waugh explained. The corps will accept comments on the EAA reservoir plan through July 24. Public engagement is an important part of the environmental review process, and we encourage all interested individu als, groups and agencies to attend one of the public meetings, review the Draft Envi ronmental Impact Statement, and provide your input, said Col. Jason Kirk, Jackson ville District Commander. Comments are being accepted through July 24 and can be sent electronically to Stacie.J.Auvenshine@usace.army.mil, or mailed to: Stacie Auvenshine, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019. 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 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K RENT ALS RESIDENTI AL / C OMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo ACRE AGE L A N D & LOTS MOOR E H AV EN / L AKE P O R T 2/2 Waterfront/Lake Access Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd. 5 acres with pond $369,9K 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 PROPERT Y 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 51 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Commercial Property /Marina District $139,9k 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 HGUNC meeting set July 6 The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coali tion (HGUNC) invites nonprots represen tatives and other parties interested in helping Hendry and Glades County residents with unmet needs because of Hurricane Irma to attend a meeting to be held on Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 331 W. Osceola Ave. in Clewiston. Date changed for Golf Camp The Junior Golf Camp #2 (for children ages 6 to 11) to be held at the Clewiston Golf Course, 1201 San Luiz Ave. in Clewiston, has been changed from July 25-29 to July 23-27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday-Friday. Sign up in the Golf Shop. For information, call 863-983-1448. Golf benet scheduled Clewiston Golf Course will host the Wil burs UnFOREgettable Golf Classic tourna ment on Saturday, July 21. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will benet the Alzheimers Association. Sign up in the Golf Shop or call 863-9831448. Community News Public invited to comment on reservoir plan

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 Clewiston Rotary Club recognizes its outstanding members Lisa Walker Clewiston Rotary Club The Clewiston Rotary Club had District Governor Sandra Hemstead help induct our new ofcers and present awards to some of our fellow outstanding Rotarians. Wed like to especially recognize Rotari an Curvin Martin for his perfect 30-year at tendance! Our admiration and appreciation goes out to Pepe Lopez for all his hard work and dedication as president. The torch was passed to R.D Williams. Congratulations to the Clewiston Rotary Clubs new elected ofcials: President R.D Williams, President-elect Sam Gupta; Vice President and speaker coordinator Traci Owens; Treasurer (for the fourth turn) Marta Bentancourt; Secretary Adi Segura; Mem bership Chairman Curvin Martin; Director Cheryl Gutjahr; Director Tommy Perry; and Sergeant-at-Arms Joe Whitehead. Awards were given to Paul Harris Fellows Sam Gupta and Jeff Smith; Rotarian of the Year Sam Gupta; and 30-year perfect attend ee Curvin Martin. Special to The Clewiston News/ Photos courtesy of Rotary Club From left are Andrew Couse, Cheryl Gutjahr, Curvin Martin, Adi Segura, Marta Bentancourt, Traci Owens, Sam Gupta, R.D. Williams, Sandra Hemstead and Pepe Lopez. Curvin Martin holds up his 30-Year Perfect Rotarian At tendance Award. R.D. Williams is inducted as the new president by District Governor Sandra Hemstead and outgoing President Pepe Lopez. Sam Gupta shows off his Rotarian of the Year Award. Frank Harris presents Pepe Lopez with a plaque recognizing his Rotary Club pres idency.

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July 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 We invite you to attendVICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dr. John Hankins Independent-Fundamental King James Bible ~ Old fashioned Preaching Traditional Hymns Service TimesSunday School 10am Sunday Worship 11am Sunday Night 6pm Thursday Night Prayer & Bible Study 7pm For more information, please call 863-214-6121 705 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, FL 33440Located in the center of Clewiston Reections from the Pulpit Upsets: Gods design and our part in it The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+ Saint Martins Church, Clewiston Its easy to say Dont be anxious or Dont be upset and not really under stand another persons pain even if were well-meaning. Weve all heard about walking in another persons shoes before criticizing, and Ive been tempted to say I understand when maybe I really dont understand. A television reportage touched on the tragedy of people giving up on life and throwing in the towel when things seemed hopeless and out of control. Yes, there are many things daily on the news that can be very upsetting and leave people feeling helpless in the face of so many crises and tragedies. There are times when things hit us personally that can leave us down and feeling hopeless. I believe our call is to do what we can but not to try to solve all of the worlds problems by ourselves. Likewise, were called to help one another when such mo ments happen to those around us or those we love. My vocation brings me into contact with people and their problems; and I am often expected to come up with a solution. Ive found that many of the problems that cause people to be anxious or down can be solved; occasionally having an insight that allows for a novel approach to an old problem. One person some years back had just started work and didnt get paid until the end of her rst week. In the meantime, she needed food (we had a food pantry) and gas money (we had a discretionary fund for small amounts) but she needed a license plate for her car (uh-oh!) We had a car dealer in the Church; I asked him about the paper temporary plates and he said Send her over. She said How did you ever think of that? and I told her that the temporary plate would keep her legal until she could purchase the proper one. Ive been able over the years to nd re sources that I can use to help people, but rst and foremost to try to keep things in perspective no matter what causes their anxieties. This life is a gift from God. The Psalmist praises God because ...I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:v. 14). He re minds us that God knows us from creation and that all your works are wonderful (ibid). One clergy person put it this way God dont make no junk! and that says it all. When were beset by anxieties and ev erything seems overwhelming; God has made good stuff and its up to us to nd out how to keep those things that worry us from becoming overly important. Ive found there are people around me with whom I can kick things around until a solution is found, or I can nd ways of going about dealing with perplexing intru sions by trying something new. (One doctor pointed out If you keep trying to do things in the same old way, youre going to get the same old answers that werent working!) One perplexing problem was resolved when one of my mentors said Fish, or cut bait! (Do something!). I did. Jesus tells us in the Beatitudes There fore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life.... (Matthew 6:25ff) and Which of you by being anxious can add one cu bit to his span of life (v. 27) and that God knows of our needs, But seek rst His kingdom and all these things shall be yours as well (v.33). God doesnt intend for us to be over whelmed with worries; thats not why were created. Rather, we are called to cherish the gift of how fearfully and wonderfully were made. When things upset us, were called to do something to put ourselves in line with His plan of creation for us. It may be through insights from others, it may be by taking time out to pray and meditate, it may be resolving to come to terms with what were facing; but always not to be set back by cares that make us less than were intended to be. He didnt give us all the an swers to all our problems; He told us not to lose faith and keep working to nd how to be that person were created to be. Do something; have faith; seek and ye shall nd and thats in the Bible too! Special to INI Florida In Florida, less than 50 percent of those living in a high-risk ood areas carry ood insurance; after Hurricane Irma, many others probably wished they did. Neither homeowners nor rental insurance covers damage caused by ooding. Most business insurance policies exclude ood damage. Only ood insurance protects you in a ood event. In the U.S., oods are the most com mon and costly natural disasters causing millions of dollars in damage every year. Floods can happen anywhere. More than 20 percent of ood claims come from properties outside the high risk ood zones. Most federal disaster assistance comes in the form of low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administra tion and you have to pay the loans back. FEMA disaster grants are often much less than what is needed to recover. A ood insurance policy could and of ten does provide more funds for recovery than what you could be eligible for from FEMA or an SBA loan. You do not have to pay these funds back. Flood insurance policies cover you 365 days a year and can provide assistance even if a ood event is not a presidentially declared disaster. High risk areas or special ood hazard areas (SFHAs) In a high-risk ood area, known as a Special Flood Hazard Area, there is at least a one-in-four chance of ooding during the life of a 30-year mortgage. The standard National Flood Insur ance Program ood insurance policy cov ers the building. Contents coverage may be purchased separately through the NFIP. If you buy a home in a SFHA, the lend er may require you to purchase a ood in surance policy. If you live in a moderate-to-low risk ood area, ood insurance is available and strongly recommended. Disaster Assistance for Survivors in Spe cial Flood Hazard Areas If you live in a SFHA and received a grant from FEMA, you may receive a Certif icate of Flood Insurance for a Group Policy as a part of your federal assistance. Survivors who receive federal disaster assistance and live in a SFHA are required to maintain ood insurance on their affect ed property. If the property is sold, the ood in surance requirement is transferred to the new owner and continues for as long as the property address exists. If you are a renter and receive feder al disaster assistance, you must maintain ood insurance coverage on the contents of the property for as long as you live at the ood-damaged rental. Failure to maintain ood insurance will affect your ability to receive assistance if another disaster occurs. Buy ood insurance now Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a nearor above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurri cane season. An average season produces 12 named storms; six become hurricanes, in cluding three major hurricanes. An NFIP insurance policy generally has a 30-day waiting period before the pol icy becomes effective so dont wait, buy now. If you dont have ood insurance, you may be left without any coverage when you need it most. The NFIP cannot pay a claim if you dont have a policy in effect when damage occurs. For more information about the NFIP and ood insurance, call 800-427-4661 or your insurance agent, or go online to www.fema.gov/national-ood-insur ance-program. Flood insurance is the only way to protect against a ood event

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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 R oo ng R oo ng Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Maintenance Technician Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 6, 2018 at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County website at 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Miscellaneous Notices Contractor Needed that is licensed and insured to build a Preschool. Must be experienced with references or portfolio of work completed. Please send information to: P.O. Box 433, Pahokee, Florida 33476 or abidingfaith. krobertson@gmail.com Attention: Shirley or KR Employment Full Time Dental Assistant L ooking for a Dental A ssistant for a busy office in Belle Glade, Fl R oom to grow competitive salary Contact Amanda Al i aali@mysagedental.com 561-999-9650 x 6134 Flash Trucking Wanted Drivers New Pay increase 401K Health Insurance vacation pay Great Equipment Call Matt Shop 863-674-1011 cell 941-232-5407 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 22-2018-CP-000025 IN RE: The Estate of PATRICIA MARY CARROLL A/K/A PATRICIA M. CARROLL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of PATRICIA MARY CARROLL A/K/A PATRICIA M. CARROLL Deceased, whose date of death was March 9, 2018, and whose last four digits of her social security number is 8458, Case Number 22-2018-CP000025, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Glades County Courthouse, Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: July 5th, 2018. MICHAEL FOX NELSON Personal Representative 28 Schanck Road Holmdel, NJ 07733-2123 Law Office Of CASSELS & McCALL BY: JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Office Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 271650 GCD 7/5,12/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division CASE NO.: 18000065CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBOURNE NICHOLAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Melbourne Nicholas, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickopochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORI DA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is July 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: DWIGHT NICHOLAS 12743 SW 53rd Ct. Miramar, Florida 33027 Attorney for Personal Representative: WARREN B. BRAMS, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 0698921 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Ste 201 WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409 Telephone: (561) 478-4848 Fax: (561) 478-0108 E-Mail: mgrbramslaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: warrenbrams@ bramslaw.onmicrosoft.com 271452 CN 7/5,12/2018 Administr ation of Estates NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division CASE NO.: 18000065CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBOURNE NICHOLAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Melbourne Nicholas, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickopochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORI DA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is July 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: DWIGHT NICHOLAS 12743 SW 53rd Ct. Miramar, Florida 33027 Attorney for Personal Representative: WARREN B. BRAMS, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 0698921 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Ste 201 WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409 Telephone: (561) 478-4848 Fax: (561) 478-0108 E-Mail: mgrbramslaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: warrenbrams@ bramslaw.onmicrosoft.com 271452 CN 7/5,12/2018 Administr ation of Estates NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division CASE NO.: 18000065CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBOURNE NICHOLAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Melbourne Nicholas, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickopochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORI DA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is July 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: DWIGHT NICHOLAS 12743 SW 53rd Ct. Miramar, Florida 33027 Attorney for Personal Representative: WARREN B. BRAMS, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 0698921 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Ste 201 WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409 Telephone: (561) 478-4848 Fax: (561) 478-0108 E-Mail: mgrbramslaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: warrenbrams@ bramslaw.onmicrosoft.com 271452 CN 7/5,12/2018 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 1 Blesses 4 Star Wars, initially 7 Go fishing 12 *Ring punch 16 IQ test pioneer 17 Start of the line before Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead! 18 Bluebloods 19 *Manhattan neighborhood 21 1965 Sophia Loren comedy 24 Gas sign in green letters 25 Line of work: Abbr. 28 Year in Mexico 29 Talladega unit 31 Result of a 1955 merger 34 Postseason game 36 Pull in 39 Treating poorly 40 Like the answers to eight starred clues ... and a hint as to how to fill them in 43 Role for Dustin 44 The Bridge on the River __ 45 Marquis de __ 46 Chooses the window instead of the aisle? 48 Fraud watchdog org. 50 For each 51 Shade provider 52 Ness, for one 55 Castro and others 57 *Liberia locale 61 Don Diego de la Vega, familiarly 63 Frankness 67 The Bradford kids of s-s TV, e.g. 68 *Ring punch 69 Milo of Barbarella 70 Long time 71 Major 1 Natural resource 2 Young beaver 3 Pepper, for one: Abbr. 4 *Animated TV series set in the Rockies 5 Words before dances 6 Some furniture stores 7 Biblical brother 8 Jubas White river 9 *Promising 10 Betray, with down 11 Juillets season 13 One of three cartoon nephews 14 Little League precursor 15 Little League belts: Abbr. 20 Sowetos home: Abbr. 21 Toiled 22 Rule exception 23 *Level-headed 26 Stronghold 27 Beach party staples 30 Brest friend 32 Govt. group that began in 1908 33 Where kip are spent 35 Sylvesters problem 37 Londons __ Gardens 38 *Challenge to Eiger climbers 41 Fawns mom 42 Tiny songbird 47 Canon offering, briefly 49 Dimin.s opposite 53 Handy 54 Playground retort 56 Mad as __ hen 58 Algonquian language 59 Bit 60 Sun. message 61 Animal house 62 It turns out lts. 64 Nats former stadium 65 Symbol of peace 66 Eastern Nevada city rfrntrbf rfnntb ttEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. 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July 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DEMOLITION & REBUILD OF ONE (1) HOME,The Glades County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) requests that interested parties submit formal sealed proposals for the above-referenced project. This project 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 Contractors Application Documents may be obtained from the SHIP Administrator or http://www.myglades.com/departments/communityservices/ ship.php A mandatory meeting and contractor review of these projects will be held on Friday July 06th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at 1882 Linda Drive, Okeechobee, FL,(Buckhead Ridge Jobsite) 34974. Any firm not represented at this meeting will not be able to bid. All potential bidders must be in meeting no later than 4:00 p.m. in order to participate in these RFPs. The specifications and requirements informational package must be obtained from Cindy Ricker, SHIP Administrator 863-946-6124, cricker@myglades.com Due date/time: July 27th, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EST. All responses (7 copies and 1 digital copy) shall be placed in separate, sealed envelopes with the ti tles clearly indicated on the outside: GLADES COUNTY SHIP PROGRAM RFP #2018-DEMO/REPLACEMENT-2-Hoyt with delivery to the SHIP Administrator, in SHIP Administrators office at Court House, Moore Haven, no later than deadline time of 1:00 p.m.. RFPs 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 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. 271314 ON 7/1 GCD 7/5/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18000305CAAXMXNATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS E. PRICE, DECEASED. Defendant(s ), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN IfEffiS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS E. PRICE, DECEASED, whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: (TRACT 29) tHE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF!THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSIDP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before 7-20-18 / (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) 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 or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and ttle seal of this Court at Hendry County, Florida, this 14th day of June, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN1flFF 6409 Congress Ave., Suitei 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: mail@rasflaw.com 269717 CN 6/28;7/5/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 17000304CAAXMX U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. GUADALUPE CORTEZ; JESUS L. CORTEZ, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s)RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Consent Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 10, 2018 and an Order Canceling and Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 15, 2018, entered in Civil Case No. 17000304CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATIO TRUST, Plaintiff, and GUADALUPE CORTEZ; JESUS L. CORTEZ, JR., are Defendants I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, on 2nd Floor in Hallway of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at I 1:00 AM, on the 1st day of August. 2018, the following described real property operty as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 2067, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 60 THROUGH 72, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owne r of record as of the date of the Iis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on June 20th, 2018. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE COURT By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 270638 CN 6/28;7/5/2018 NOTICEBBC meeting #2018-03 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Clewiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:30pm, in the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following properties located in the City of Clewiston: 113 N Francisco Street Clewiston, FL 33440 Block 156 Lot 1, GPOC 824 E Concordia Street Clewiston, FL 33440 Block 152 Lot 33, GPOC 408 E Ventura Ave Clewiston, FL 33440 Block 367 Lot 15, GPOC This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-175, Clewiston Code of Ordinances. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerks office at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. All persons interested may appear and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, the person may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify the above Notice of Meeting of the Building Board of Comissioners of the City of Clewiston is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said Notice at the front and rear entrances of City Hall, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Building Official 272125 CN 7/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEC TION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and, 2. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meet ing. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Thursday, the 21st day of June, 2018. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Administrator, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 270644 CGS 6/28;7/5/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 2019 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m. during the Annual Landowners Meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as proposed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board of Supervisors for the District. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Thursday, the 21st day of June, 2018. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Administrator, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District270647 CGS 6/28;7/5/2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT RFP NUMBER: 2018-05 OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.The City of Clewiston is seeking firms interested in providing property & casualty insurance for the City. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All submittals received in response to this RFP will be reviewed by a City Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received at Clewiston City Hall 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida by August 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the City of Clewiston Finance Department, located at 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by calling (863) 983-1484. This solicitation does not commit the City of Clewiston to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The City reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the City to do so. The City of Clewiston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. 272481 CN 7/5/2018 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood haz ard determinations within the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundar ies or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema.gov/ plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 267031 CN/CB 7/5,12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood haz ard determinations within the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundar ies or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema.gov/ plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 267031 CN/CB 7/5,12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice STATE BAR OF GEORGIA STATE DISCIPLINARY BOARD NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONNotice of Disciplinary Action State Bar of Georgia Attorney Prince A. Brumfield P.O. Box 764 Clewiston, FL Voluntary Surrender of License June 4, 2018 For more information contact Office of General Counsel (800)334-6865 or (404)527-8720 272028 CN 7/5/2018 City of ClewistonInvitation to BidThe City of Clewiston is currently accepting bids for one new air conditioner to be installed in the John Boy Auditorium. You may obtain a copy of the specification sheet(s) at 1300 South Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 or by calling the Public Works Department Director Sean Scheffler at (863) 983-1471. The City of Clewiston will accept sealed bids until 2:00pm, local time, July 26, 2018 at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston FL 33440, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud. Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked John Boy Auditorium Air Conditioner. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed to Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston FL 33440. No responsibility will be attached to any officers for the premature opening of a bid not properly marked. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for 60 days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to wave technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid that in its best judgement best serves the City. Al Perry, City Manager City of Clewiston, FL 272643 CN 7/5/2018 NOTICEThe public is hereby notified that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on July 18, 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 271772 CN 7/5/2018 Public Notice Glades County Public Safety Emergency Medical servicesRequest for Bids To Remount One Type III Ambulance Module on a new chassis All bids are must be received no later than 4:00 pm July, 16 2018 in the Glades County Manger 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 AMBULANCE REMOUNT BID Bid packet and specs for the remount provided on request by Contacting Bob Jones at 863 946 0566 Glades Co. Public Safety I 097 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, Fl. 33471 Glades County Board of County Commissioners Reserve the right to reject any or all bids 272372 GCD 7/5,12/2018 Public Meeting NoticeLaBelle, FL A meeting of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:00 am. This meeting will be held at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center located at 4425 W. State Road 80; LaBelle, FL. The LMS strives to lessen the human, environmental and economic costs of disasters through hazard mitigation. Members of the public are invited to attend and provide comment. For more information contact: Roberta Thomas @ (863) 674-5400 272664 CN 7/5/2018 Public Notice NOTICE CALL FOR BIDSNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Sheriffs Office is accepting proposals for the provision of Electronic Medical Records services for detainees and inmates at the Glades County Detention Center. Proposals are open for submittal on August 13th, 2018 at 8am and must be received NLT August 23rd 5:00pm at the Glades County Sheriffs Office located at 1297 East SR 78, Moore Haven, Florida. Copies of the Request for Proposal will be available on July 3rd and may be obtained by contacting Major D. K. Henson at (863) 946-1600. 272011 GCD 7/5,12/2018 Hendry County Legals Hendry County Legals NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Coby E. Griffin 615 E. Pasadena Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Virkeyvious O. Scruggs 705 Della Tobias Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Leopoldo Tovar 850 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL. 33935 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of 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. 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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 By Chris Felker The Clewiston News MOORE HAVEN Glades and Hendry county commissioners and school district of cials are coalescing around a more region al approach to get state funding dedicated to establishing new job training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). There werent any breakthroughs to an nounce during their recent joint luncheon meeting at the training center, unfortunately. Negotiations are still in progress with state colleges and other school districts in south western, eastand west-central Florida. The participants did tacitly agree by the end of their June 12 confab, however, that to build on progress being made in those talks with various educational institutions regarding the needs and GCRTFs rich possibilities, they probably should join in lobbying legis lators rather than continue in the scattershot fashion that has so far reaped little success. Its roundly agreed that regional job train ing programs are greatly needed by residents as well as businesses and governments in the rural counties of Glades, Hendry, Collier, Highlands and even Okeechobee and Indi an River. The two things lacking seem to be, simply, a single leader and an overall plan. With the departure in late April of Glades County Manager Paul Carlisle, who had been heading up the efforts, coordination has fallen to the Glades and Hendry super intendents of schools, Scott Bass and Paul Puletti, respectively. Mr. Bass has been doing much of the ne gotiating, but he was absent, so Mr. Puletti gave the progress updates. Right now, he is under discussions with iTech in Immokalee through Collier County, which has an eye on this facility as a potential branch campus of theirs, he said. And then FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast Uni versity), the piece that is really intriguing to us, is that they are proposing to come in to offer alternative certication classes for teachers who are struggling with certica tion issues and with testing issues. School districts increasingly are using qualied, degreed professionals in their classrooms because of a shortage of certied teachers, but those instructors have only three years to become state-certied, which has posed difculties, Mr. Puletti said. Glades County Board Chairman John Ahern said he understood that the iTech possibility sounds the most encouraging. The FGCU idea, however, would be some thing that would be good for Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Highlands, Palm Beach Coun ty and whoever. Where were at, right in the center, they can have classes here that would re-certify somebody in the teaching eld, he said, asking Mr. Carlisle to speak about his contacts with Indian River State College, in cluding a recent chat with the provost. At their Okeechobee campus, their welding school is over capacity from what I understood and I said: Well, this ones ready to go. All you need is the welders and that. And so, I would not leave anything off the table, Mr. Carlisle said. He was really intrigued with this facility and what they can offer from both the coastal (school), bring ing them out here, and from Okeechobee. Asked about the FGCU idea, Mr. Pulet ti said alternative certication classes for teachers would be a great development. This isnt just a Glades or Hendry problem, this is throughout the state. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner asked questions about timing and costs but, with answers not readily available, he wanted to know the thoughts of other participants about making a joint funding request to the Legislature, saying he thought that would command lawmakers attention. No one disagreed. Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman suggested that, once we have our ducks in a row with something thats meaningful with some metrics behind it, with our lobbying team, we go to Heartland Consortium and make this a little bit bigger ask. It can help to push through multiple legislative delegations, not just your two and our two (meaning Glades and Hendry coun ties and their school districts). Said Glades Commissioner Tim Stanley, Weve denitely got to have some kind of a plan. Summing up, Hendry County Board Chairman Mitchell Wills said: Weve got some really healthy conversations going. We just need to make sure going forward that we are all behind one thing, and if we can get the two counties, the school boards and the cities as well, we can all come together on the ask that we have for the region, its going to make a greater impact than each one of us trying to pull from different directions. The more that we can come together regionally, and even the outer areas, Highlands County ... its going to help the whole region as well. Mr. Turner said he didnt see how law makers could refuse, considering that the state already has invested $4.5 million in the GCRTF. Training center progress all behind the scenes election this year; however, each county in Florida also may choose up to three addi tional days to allow early voting, during the week of Oct. 22-26 and/or Nov. 4. Check with the Hendry County supervisors ofce for dates. If voting by mail, ballots must be postmarked between Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. The deadline to register in order to be able to vote in the November election is Oct. 9. SEATS Continued From Page 1 3 seat on the School Board, having drawn no opponent. The other two school board seats up for election are in District 4, where incumbent Stephanie Schneider Busin faces Mercedes Perdomo Reese; and in District 5, where board member Jon Basquin faces Maureen Cervino Quintero. All the candidates live in Clewiston. For the Hendry County Hospital Board, there will be no races, as incumbent Ste ven A. Nisbet Sr. of LaBelle in District 2 re tains his seat with no opponent; and Elaine Wood, who led and qualied to run in District 4, also drew no opposition. Both are thus declared elected to the seats. SWINDLE Continued From Page 1 The Clewiston News/ Chris Felker Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman (left center, without tie) makes a point during the June 12 meeting at the Glades County Regional Training Facility.