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14.46 feetLast Year: 12.44 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Pittman appointed Hendry appraiser ... Page 3 No algal bloom visible on Lake ... Page 4 Community News ... Page 3 the pulpit ... Page 8 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018VOL. 91 NUMBER 28 50 theclewistonnews.com Nelson and Hastings visit ... Page 5 Special to The Clewiston News/Courtesy of Parks and Recreation DepartmentClewiston offering swimming lessonsThe third session of youth swimming classes for kids ages 5-12 is under way at the Youth Center in Clewiston through July 20, run by the Fort Myers YMCA. Adult swimming lessons also are offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6-7 p.m., through July 27. The Youth Center is at 110 W. Osceola Ave. Hendry to kick off cleanup events in PioneerBy Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News Hendry County of cials have scheduled several community cleanup events to take place throughout the county in the coming months, and they are set to kick off this Saturday, July 14, in the Pioneer and Ladeca areas near Clewiston. Activities this weekend will revolve around the central gathering place of Pioneer Community Center, which is located at 910 Panama Ave. Several disposal bins will be brought to the site by the countys vendor, Waste Connections, and the Hendry County Solid Waste Department. Free drop-off and disposal of unwanted items will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Things that residents want to get rid of may be brought to the bins and will be accepted until the bins are full, including household hazardous-waste materials, old tires, yard debris, castoff TVs, electronic equipment and more. All those participating in the communitywide cleanup will be entered to win a gift card. Were going to have six events over the next two and a half months, Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman explained, and theyre going to be located Saw palmetto berry harvest now requires state permitBy Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News As of Tuesday, July 17, anyone harvesting saw palmetto berries in Florida will be required to have a Native Plant Harvesting Permit issued through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), its Division of Plant Industry has announced. Extract derived from the saw palmetto plants berries has been the subject of research as a possible treatment for men with prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society says, however, that available scienti c studies do not support claims that saw palmetto can prevent or treat prostate cancer in humans. But that has not stopped makers of nutritional supplements from producing one that they claim may help prevent prostate cancer. As long as the manufacturers dont say the saw palmetto supplement does prevent cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cannot regulate its production and distribution. Thus, saw palmetto has Lake O releases are put on holdBy Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Lee, Glades and Hendry counties on both coasts of Florida because of algae blooms in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The governors order gives state agencies more exibility in managing fallout from the harmful algae blooms now occurring in many of the states lakes, including Lake Okeechobee, rivers and coastal estuaries. The emergency declaration lets the Department of Environmental Protection and South Florida Water Management District avert environmental and other restrictions against storing more water south of the lake. This will help alleviate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers need to resume pulse releases from the lake, which were exacerbating the blooms in coastal waterways. The governor went to Cape Coral on July 9 to make his own upclose examination of the toxic blue-green algae affecting the Caloosahatchee, its tributaries and other waterways in Southwest Florida. His boat tour began early that morning at Horton Park near the Midpoint Bridge in Cape Coral. He wanted to see the areas on the Caloosahatchee where hed directed the state Department of Environmental Protection to install more water monitoring stations two weeks ago. Im sure if youre a boater, if youre a sherman, or if you just want to enjoy the water resources, its frustrating to see this in the water, See RELEASES Page 2 See CLEANUP Page 2 See BERRIES Page 2

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2018 in the various unincorporated areas. We do one every year, and primarily theyre in the summer, in preparation for the hottest part of hurricane season for us that late August through October time frame that normally plagues the state of Florida and, in particular, our area. The county has been publicizing the amnesty day-type cleanups on its Facebook page. One person questioned in a comment last week: Any reason why you would choose the hottest month to do this? Its almost impossible to nd volunteers. But according to Mr. Chapman, these are direct citizen-involvement events. Volunteers per se are not being sought, except that homeowners are encouraged to voluntarily clean up whatever eyesores might be on their own properties. This, he explained, spares county code enforcement ofcers from having to cite owners of land where there may be code violations. Mr. Chapman conrmed that these cleanups are intended to provide a needed service and are part of Hendry Countys overall code enforcement effort, which the county commissioners have been pushing. We have two philosophies at play with this, he said. One is to basically provide a free amnesty-day service for communities to basically clean up on their own, without having to go to the transfer station, without having to haul it very far, just to have an event right close by that they can attend to fairly quickly. And the second piece is, well have other county departments available to distribute information at the event about the other services that we provide. So for instance, Emergency Management (personnel) will be out and about to help people, assist them with registering for the special-needs shelter, or give them information about what needs to be in their hurricane survival kit, or any number of other different items that may be emergencyor hurricane preparedness-related. Information also will be provided about the Code Enforcement Departments efforts. They will distribute iers in both English and Spanish, Mr. Chapman said, that will inform them what is acceptable in communities, what does it mean to be code-compliant, what are some examples? Its a dual purpose, in that we can get better prepared for hurricane season, he said, (and) so that people can leave, not only having a free service to get rid of some of the debris in their yard, or some white goods, or trash from their properties, but also to leave with some information about county services and how to be better pre pared and what does it mean to have pride in their communities. Any questions may be directed to the Hendry County administrators ofce by call ing 863-675-5220. Gov. Scott said. At the state level, were going to continue to do everything we can. Ive already asked DEP to do some monitoring stations ... so well have a better idea ... what exactly is causing the problems. Releases of excess water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie rivers had been scheduled to resume Monday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended them the previous week. But the corps put a temporary halt to ows to both rivers July 8, declaring they would be suspended for at least several days and that it would conduct a full assessment of system conditions. As we look at operations in the system, we believe we can pause discharges for a short time to get additional input from staff on available options for moving water, the USACEs Jacksonville District commander, Col. Jason Kirk, said in a news release. We want to ensure we are using all available exibility before we resume discharges east and west. During Col. Kirks visit to the dike June 21, when it was announced that the corps would reduce ows to the east and west, Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner discussed with ofcials the lakes recent high levels and the algae that was producing outcries from the coasts about the lake releases. Everyone wants to blame Lake Okeechobee, she said. Well, Lake O doesnt produce the water; Lake O doesnt produce the algae. We know for a fact that theres algae in Lake Kissimmee. Ninety-ve percent of the water that comes into Lake Okeechobee is from the north, and so were all one connected water system, but weve got to focus on the source, and the source is north of Lake Okeechobee. She is adamant that those blaming the lake are wrong. People keep talking about dirty Lake Okeechobee water, (but it does) not produce the algae. We need to look at that northern storage and ... at the ASR (Aquifer Storage and Recovery) wells that were already approved. She said that hard ening the dike still does not solve the water quality issue thats coming from the north side of Lake Okeechobee. become a popular supplement in recent years, raising global public demand for the product. As a result and after receiving comments from private and public landowners, conservation groups and other interested parties the Florida Endangered Plant Advisory Council recently unanimously rec ommended that the state DACS put the saw palmetto on the departments list of com mercially exploited plants and to require the permit for harvest. Any person wishing to take and sell the berries must submit their application for a Native Plant Harvesting Permit a full two weeks, or 14 days, before they intend to conduct the harvest. Violators may be prosecuted on a misdemeanor charge if caught transporting saw palmetto berries for sale without the permit. In addition, any illegally harvested berries will be conscated and returned to the owner. If the owner cannot be identied or located, the berries will be destroyed, according to the DACS news release. Gene McAvoy, Hendry County director of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Service, said this prohibition of harvesting without a permit means that it is unlawful for any person to willfully destroy or harvest such plant without rst obtaining written permission from the landowner and a permit from the state. Furthermore, he said, anyone transporting saw palmetto berries for the purpose of sale, selling or offering for sale such plant must have a permit in his/her immediate possession. He added, It is unlawful for any person to falsify any paperwork/document that permits another person to destroy or harvest such plant. The native plant harvesting permit requirement also will apply to anyone transporting the berries via any public road or highway, who will be subject to a rst-de gree misdemeanor charge and may be ar rested. UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida DACS are advising that any landowners who are having problems with trespassers harvest ing the berries should contact their local sheriffs ofce or call the Florida DACS at 800-342-5869. Information on how to obtain a permit is available at www.freshfromorida.com/Di visions-Ofces/Plant-Industry/Business-Ser vices/Plant-Pest-Permits/Native-Plant-Har vesting-Permit. For any other questions, contact Tyson Emory at 352-395-4709 or email Tyson.Em ery@FreshFromFlorida.com. CLEANUPContinued From Page 1 RELEASESContinued From Page 1 BERRIESContinued From Page 1 INI Florida/ Dale ConyersAn algal bloom ows down the Caloosahatchee River; the view is looking west from the LaBelle bridge.

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July12, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 Cleanup set July 14The communities of Pioneer and LaDeca can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, TVs, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. until the bins are full. The event is free. There will be food, drinks and music. Participants can enter to win a gift card. For information, call 863-675-5220. This is the rst of several clean-up events to be held throughout the county over the next two months.Painting workshopsPainting workshops hosted by the Condent Creator, Heather Caldwell, will be held at the Clewiston Public Library, 120 W. Osceola Ave., on Monday, July 16. The childrens workshop for ages 8 years old and up will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. An adult workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a $15 registration fee, which includes all materials. Registration is required due to limited seating.HGUNC meeting set July 20Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) invites nonprots representatives and other parties interested in helping Hendry and Glades County residents who still have unmet needs because of Hurricane Irma to attend a meeting to be held on Friday, July 20, at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 331 West Osceola Ave. in Clewiston. Tournament set July 21Clewiston Golf Course will host the Wilburs UnFOREgettable Golf Classic tournament Saturday, July 21. Registration is at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9. Proceeds will benet the Alzheimers Association. Sign up in the Golf Shop or call 863-983-1448.Teen Dance set July 21 The Harlem Academy Alumni will host a Back 2 School Teen Dance on Saturday, July 21, from 7 to 11 p.m at the Clewiston Middle School, 601 W Pasadena Ave. in Clewiston. Admission is $10. 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 Pittman is appointed Hendry appraiserDeputy lling ofce faces a Democrat in NovemberBy Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News On Monday, June 25, Florida Gov. Rick Scott elevated Chief Deputy Hendry County Property Appraiser Dena Pittman to the post of Hendry County property appraiser. Ms. Pittman, 49, a Clewiston resident and a Republican, was appointed to ll the seat of Hendry County property appraiser until Nov. 13, 2018, when a new appraiser will be sworn in after the Nov. 6 election. She lls the vacancy created by the resignation of Phillip Pelletier, who decided earlier this year to retire and submitted his resignation effective March 30. He had served the county for 31 years and was elected property appraiser in 2010. Ms. Pittman already had declared she would run for the ofce of property appraiser, and Mr. Pelletier asked in an open letter to the community announcing his retirement to support her. She has an associates degree in early childhood education from Palm Beach State College. As of the close of the candidate ling period on Friday, June 22, she had drawn a Democratic opponent, Tony Aguilar of La Belle. Mr. Aguilar, 36, is a customer service clerk for Hendry County Tax Collector Pat Langfords ofce, working ion the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles side on automobile title and driv ers license applications; he also handles concealed-carry weapon permits. Community NewsCommission hears citys nances are solidBy Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News The Clewiston City Commission heard a very positive report at its July 2 meeting, with the auditor stating that the citys nances were rmly in the black at the end of scal year 2017. Mayor Mali Gardner found the audit results to be great news for the city. Weve come through some really tough times as a community, but we were able to sustain the economic hardships by using our reserves, she stated. We didnt close down the po lice department, we didnt close down the golf course, we didnt have to close down our parks, we didnt have to have massive layoffs, we just ... tried to become more efcient and were still working on that right now. At the beginning of the commissioners meeting that Monday night, Mayor Gardner asked David Miller of the citys contracted nancial auditing rm Boy, Miller & Swindle P.A. to explain how Clewistons nances appeared as of Sept. 30, 2017. First he explained the two different ways the numbers were presented in their report, relying mostly on the government-wide statement, which takes into account overall fund balances to give a complete picture. What youre looking at here is current assets and current liabilities, available resources for the city to use in the following scal year. At the end of the year, the gov ernmental fund balance was positive ... what we saw there in looking at the budget vs. actual, was that you beat the budget by quite a bit, he said. In 2016, there was a favorable excess of revenues over expenditures of about $170,000, and this year here, it was in ex cess of $400,000. So in terms of the fund balance, the city is moving in the right di rection, and thats a good thing, Mr. Miller reported. Hes been the auditor since before I was on the city commission, Mayor Gard ner said, and hes been through the good times and the bad times as far as nances. His entire 2017 audit ... was good news.

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2018 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 Cyanobacteria in water column, not on lakes surface By Katrina Elsken INI Florida The good news: The surface of Lake Okeechobee is NOT covered in blue-green algae, toxic or otherwise. The bad news: According to the Nation al Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is a large concentration of cy anobacteria (sometimes called blue-green algae) in the lake. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, some of the samples taken from areas along the shore where winds pushed algae and cy anobacteria into clumps along the shoreline have shown low levels of toxins. What happens next: According to the scientists who study algae worldwide, there is no way to tell, at this point, what will hap pen as the summer heat continues. The NOAA image of the lake from Mon day, July 2, shows varying concentrations of cyanobacteria in about 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. The NOAA imagery does not indicate what kind of cyanobacteria is pres ent. There are thousands of types of cyano bacteria, although only about a dozen have been documented in Lake Okeechobee. Some not all of the types of cyano bacteria known to live in the lake can pro duce toxins under certain conditions. How ever, even cyanobacteria that can produce toxins does not always do so. This widely publicized NOAA image con fused some who saw it. Sen. Bill Nelson, who ew over the lake on July 5, said he was pleasantly surprised that he did not see a massive bloom on the surface of the lake. As I ew over the lake, I was glad to see there was not algae on the 80 percent of the lake I was led to believe, he said. Boaters who were out on the lake over the past week also reported they did not see algae. Anglers continue to give the lake good re ports for shing this summer. No algae was visible from the north shore at the Clif Betts Jr. Lakeside Recreation Area (aka Lock 7) last week. From the bridge at Port Mayaca, no algae was visible on the sur face of the vast expanse of Lake Okeechobee. No algae could be seen near Torry Island, where Sen. Nelson and Congressman Alcee Hastings held a press conference on July 5. An algal bloom was reported on the sur face at the Pahokee marina. FDEP sampled a bloom at the Port Mayaca Lock on July 2. Dr. Edward Phlips, a professor with the University of Floridas De partment of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, said the casual observer may not even notice the bloom. Massive blooms dont always start at the surface, he explained. It can be in the water column. Cyanobacteria have gas vesicles that act as buoy ancy control devices. The vesicles can be expanded and lled with gas, causing the cyanobacteria to oat on the surface, or deated, which causes the cyanobacteria to descend into the water column. Just be cause you dont see it doesnt mean theres nothing going on, he said. The NOAA image does not show what the human eye sees. Its computer-generated imagery using data the satellite collects to locate concentrations of cyanobacteria in the water. Different colors on the imagery show areas of varying cya nobacteria concentration. The NOAA image does not show how many different types of cyanobacteria are present, or which types of cyanobacteria are present. They also do not show whether toxins are present. Oceanographer Michelle Tomlinson of the NOAA National Ocean Service explained they have been monitoring satellite photos of the lake since the start of June. They do simi lar studies of other lakes in the United States. The algorithm we developed for the imag ery is showing cyanobacteria blooms, she explained. So it is separating out the cyano bacteria from any other background algae in the lake. There may be some non-harm ful phytoplankton mixed in there, but what you are seeing is the concentration of the cyanobacteria. Oceanographer Rick Stumpf with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, explained: The satellite can see high concentrations of the bloom when it is not forming a dense scum, and scum is the only thing we easily see from an airplane. When winds are light or calm, the cy anobacteria that makes the algae bloom tends to oat up in the day, and sinks late day and at night. Calm weather, in the early to mid-day usually leads to scum. When winds pickup they tend to mix the bloom through the water so that less of it is at the surface, so it is not so apparent. He explained that NOAA also uses different wave lengths of light, including red and near-infrared, that the satellite detects that cant be seen with the hu man eye. Dee Ann Miller of the Florida Department of Health explained: Some not all blue-green algae can produce toxins that can contribute to environmental problems and affect public health. Little is known about exactly what environmental conditions trig ger toxin production. Over time, these toxins are diluted and eventually break down and disappear. Persistent blooms are routinely monitored and retested. Because you cannot tell if algae is producing toxins by looking at it, the Florida Department of Environmen tal Protection (FDEP) coordinates with the water management districts and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to routinely sample observed and reported algal blooms and test for algal identication and toxin levels. Some samples taken from the lake have shown no toxins. Others have shown low levels. The World Health Organi zation considers levels below 10 micrograms per liter to be safe for recreational contact. On June 18, algae from a dense lm wind blown against a water control structure in Palm Beach County had 1.4 micrograms per liter. On June 25, a sample taken at the Port Mayaca Locks had 2.2 micrograms per liter. That same day, a sample taken at the Moore Haven Lock had 3.3 micrograms per liter. On July 2, a sample taken from a surface bloom on the lake near Port Mayaca had 1.9 micro grams per liter of microcystin. Test results on samples collected by FDEP on July 5 are not yet available. Dr. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and a professor at the University of Florida, said that even in a small pond, toxin levels may vary from one area of a cyanobac terial bloom to another. In a large ecosystem such as Lake Okeechobee, sometimes the cyanobacteria wont produce toxins at all, he explained. A continuing series TRUTH The Sun/ Katrina Elsken Dike repairs continue Col. Jason Kirk of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District visited the Herbert Hoover Dike between Clewiston and South Bay on June 21 to assure residents that rehabilitation work on the dike is continuing. At left is Mali Gardner, mayor of Clewiston. At right is Janet Taylor of Glades Lives Matter.

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July12, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 John M. Potter, 83 UMATILLA John M. Potter passed away on June 17, 2018. He was born in West Palm Beach and spent his working career in the practice of law. He had his own private practice and also rep resented the Glades County School Board for the period of 28 years. He was a mem ber of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Eustis. John will be deeply missed by his wife, Monika of 28 years as well as his children, John Potter II of West Palm Beach, Jennifer Hoban of Mount Dora, David (Cynthia) Potter of Clewiston, and Kimberley (Matthew) Brown of Houston, Texas; his step children, Barbara A. (Hal M) Groves of Clermont, Linda May Creson of Montverde and Aren Chris (Laura Rose) Fortmueller of Ocoee; John also leaves 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In lieu of owers please direct memorials to Cornerstone Hospice 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 4317 Mary Street, Eustis, FL 32726. Memorial services will be held in St Thomas Episcopal Church of Eustis, the data and time will be posted here. Lorena Gay Tina SmithCLEWISTON Lorena Gay Tina Smith, born on March 12,1958 in Parsons, W.Va., passed from this world to go home to her Savior Jesus on July 5, 2018 in Clewiston. She loved Clewiston and believed it to be the sweetest of towns. She worked in publish ing and most recently as a website builder, homemaker, and served in several capacities at her local church. She had a way of spreading sunshine into the many lives she touched. Her surviving family includes her husband, Rev. Jeffrey Smith; daughter, Deanna R. Morgan, husband Gerald; mother, Mary J. Powers; dad, Donald; father, the late Donald G. Nestor, spouse Marlayne; siblings, Donnie, Loralee, Kim, Deb, Linda, Mark, Cathy, Angie, Valerie, Nikki and the late James, her beloved grandchildren include: Joshua, Nathan, Austin, Megan and great grandchildren. She also leaves behind other great family members and wonderful friends. We will miss her very much but am excited for her as she entered into her new home, not built with human hands (2nd Corinthians 5:1) but built by God above. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Clewiston and/or The American Cancer Society in her name. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, 331 W. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Roger Nathaniel Walker, Sr., 76 CLEWISTON Roger Nathaniel Walk er, Sr. was born on May 25, 1942 in Miami, Fla. and passed away on July 3, 2018. Roger is preceded in death by his rst wife of 50 years, Sandra Jo Buckner; father and mother, Aubrey Odes Walker and Mallie Fay Walker Thomas; his brother, Aubrey Odes Walker, Jr.; and sisters, Helen Louise Forguson, Quinon Corrine Walker, Dorothy Estelle Walker, and Donna Faye Walker. He is survived by his wife, Lois Ayers Walk er; three children, Sherry Parantha (husband Reko), Pete Walker ( wife Reagan), and Wade Walker; four grandchildren, Ryan Walker, Hallie Walker, Brandon Toulis and Abbey Joe Parantha. Roger graduated from Belle Glade High School in 1961 and married his rst love, Sandra Jo Buckner, in May 1963. He was a loving husband, a devoted father, and most notably, an adoring grandfather. Lovingly referred to as Rog, he was a generous friend and erce protector of his family. He was a strong man with a soft heart. He bled John Deere green and gold during the work week and Florida Gator orange and blue on Saturdays! Go Gators! Roger remarried almost one year ago to an angel on earth, Lois Ayers of Palm City, Fla. His presence on earth will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends on Saturday July 7th from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church-Clewiston. Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Steve Weeks ofciating. Thank you to the Glades community for your prayers and support. In Lieu of owers, the family requests donations to be made to the Walker/Kaki Scholarship Fund. The scholarship dollars are awarded annually to Clewiston High School graduating seniors with special learning needs. Donations may be mailed to c/o Reko Parantha at 207 Sandy Circle, LaBelle, FL 33935 or dropped off at any K&M Drugs location. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Obituaries 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. Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Reections from the Pulpit Healers and experts: local and distant The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+ Saint Martins Church, Clewiston Ive heard about the placebo effect for some time. If you believe the medication will work, then it will work; and if you dont believe, then it wont work. Obviously, thats not one hundred per cent; but there is enough healing, or lack of healing, that takes place because of attitude. Mind over matter has been known for a long, long time. Its not only in medical ly-oriented healing, it takes place in our so ciety as well. We turn off when we dont like some one, no matter what theyre saying. Some times its hard separating the message from the medium; listening to what were being told may come from sources we tend to tune out. Advertisers have to go to great lengths to get their messages across; once we hear it we can tune out ever afterward. How many times have I heard or said Not that again! or thought (but hopefully didnt say!) Not you again! Ive become accustomed to car ads and, as one person noted, Is there ever a time when mat tresses arent on sale? Sometimes, its not what is being said or called for; its whose doing the speak ing or taking charge. Early on in my ministry; Church leader ship called for a fund-raising drive. People that were known fund-raisers were called in and I listened to what they had to say. As I was listening, I turned to the senior clergyman in the Church and said to him Weve been saying the same things! He agreed and then added An expert is somebody who is twenty-five miles from out of town! Thats it. We will listen to a stranger more readi ly than a member of our own family. There is a Biblical account of a proph et, Elijah, who is called to go before a wayward king, Ahab, and carry to him an unwanted message (1 Kings 18:1ff). Ahab knows Elijah and his first remark when he saw him was Is it you, troubler of Israel? (ch. 18, v. 17). Elijah then delivers an unwelcome message; I have not troubled Israel, but you have... (v. 18) and it will be a long time before Ahab will change his ways (1 King 21:27). Refusal to listen to the messenger and ignore the message causes lots of hardship; until the message finally gets through. The Lord Himself has the same prob lem. During travels, He goes to His home town and His disciples followed Him (Mark 6:1ff.) He began to teach and those who heard Him were astonished (ch. 6, v.2). asked themselves Where did this man get all of this?.... Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon....( vss.3-4) and Mark tells us They took offense at him. The result was that He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them (v. 5). Jesus then called His disciples and sent them out (v.7) and They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them (v. 13). A few or many? Is there something in our way of believ ing that can help or hinder? An expert is somebody who is twenty-five miles from out of town! Maybe not, if well have faith. That quirky part of human nature seems to have stayed with us over the ages. I had an assistant once who would tell people why I did things the way I did them or why I stood for the things I supported; and usually he was wrong! He must have thought he knew me bet ter than he actually did; but I decided that it was worth our time to get together and I could explain things. I did, he listened; we still had our disagreements but our re lationship was much improved and hed check things out before making any in terpretations. People play a role in their own healing. Belief plays a part in it. Expecting some thing good to happen plays a part. See ing God has a place in it plays a part. Not pre-judging the people or the details or the people involved plays a part. Whether were talking about healing illnesses or healing relationships or heal ing societies or healing weakened faith; we can allow the Lord to work through us and in us when were opened to Him and what He intends for us. The experts are out there but ev ery once and awhile, someone closer to home will offer some great wisdom or help make things right. Theyve been in my life when Ive lis tened to what they had to tell me. I need to thank God; most likely theyve been part of my life and I didnt realize the gifts they could bring. The City of Clewistons Parks and Recreation Department is asking for volunteers on Friday, July 13, to come to the Sweetest Town Park playground, 211 W. Osceola Ave., to help spread a large load of mulch it will be receiving. We need volunteers to come out and help us spread mulch in the play areas, the department said in a Facebook post. Please bring, if available, wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes, they asked. Anyone interested in volunteering is requested to call the Youth Center at 863-9831492 for details. City seeking helpers for playground mulching

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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2018 R oo ng R oo ng Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time WAFC Classic Hits Radio in Clewiston has an immediate opening for a full time sales associate to cover Clewiston, Moore Haven and the Glades. There is an established list of advertisers you will manage, Salary, commission and gas al lowance provided. If you are self-motivated, organized and enjoy working with the public, we would like to interview you! Contact KC Kelly, General Manager, WAFC Classic Hits Radio, 863-983-5900 or apply in person, or mail resume to: 530 East Alverdez Avenue, Clewiston, Fl. 33440 or by email to HR@Gladesmedis.com. Glades Media Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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 Central County Water Drainage District 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440 Phone: 863-983-5797 | Fax: 863-983-9693 Central County Water Drainage District is looking to hire a Heavy Equipment Operator. Duties include, Operating a variety of construction and maintenance equipment such as bulldozers, graders, rollers, tractor mounted augers, trenchers, front end loaders, excavators, dump trucks Moves and loads supplies and materials; Typical duties include grading levees, grading roads, clearing trees, clearing fence lines, hauling materials, excavations and back filling, etc., as well as operating tractors and mowers mowing geographic area of responsibility. Performs operator maintenance on equipment operated including cleaning, oiling, lubricating, making minor adjustments. Must possess a CDL valid drivers license Applications may be picked up at Central County Water Drainage District, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440. Employment Full Time Flash Trucking Wanted Drivers New Pay increase 401K Health Insurance vacation pay Great Equipment Call Matt Shop 863-674-1011 cell 941-232-5407 Employment Full Time Florida Crystals Corporation in South Bay, Florida, seeks a Project Grinding & Maintenance Engineer to oversee engineering projects to ensure plant reliability, safety and environmental reqts. are met. He/she plans, schedules, conducts, & coordinates assigned engineering work; monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices, & co. stdds.; and ensures effective coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines & all other project participants. Reqts: Bachelors Degree in Mech. Eng. (or foreign educational equivalent); and 5 yrs. of managerial exper. in sugar cane mill or refinery. Send CV to CTA@ floridacrystals.com Tire Service Plus Co is now hiring a full time automotive mechanic. Must have a valid drivers license.Apply in person at 149 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 561-996-6677 Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a num ber out of your area, use caution. Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Public Notice HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Clewiston, Florida Notice to Public The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will be conducting a Strategic Planning Meeting on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Clewiston County Club beginning at 6:00 pm. 273578 CN 7/12/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/23/2018 10:00 a.m. at 600 E. SUGARLAND HWY Clewiston, FL 33440-3213, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CLEW ISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE reserves the right to accept 2006 CHEV 1G1WB58K169394736 1995 TOYT 1NXAE04B7S2324782 1996 NISS 1N4AB41D0TC700617 273503 CN 7/12/2018 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, July 20th, 2018 At 9:00 am at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, FloridaProperty of: Cynthia Moreno: Washer & Dryer, Livingroom Suite, Microwave, Bedroom Suite, Boxes, Bins, Toys. Property of: Quashell Mc Donald: A/C, Desk Chair, 2 bikes Miscellaneous Boxes and Bings. 272421 SUN 7/12,19/2018 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

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July 12, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 18-CA-347TAMMIE GARZA Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO MURILLO MARTINEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE/PROPERTY TO: Pedro Murillo Martinez Current address unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title on the following property in Lee County, Florida: Lot 4, Block 2150, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 86 through 102, inclusive, of the Public Records of 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 Jacqueline J. Perefrin, Esq. of Peregrin Law Firm, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6621 Willow Park Drive, Suite 1, Naples, Florida 34109, on or before July 20, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED o n June 14, 2018. Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk PEREGRIN LAW FIRM, P.A. Jacqueline J. Peregrin, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0085264 6621 Willow Park Drive, Suite 1 Naples, Florida 34109 (239) 349-2628 or Fax (239) 631-2304 273497 CN 7/12,19,26;8/2/2018 HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING CHANGETHE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION BOARD WILL HENCEFORTH CONDUCT ITS REGULAR RECREATION BOARD MEETINGS ON THE 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. THE MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M. AND ARE HELD AT THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION OFFICE, 310 COWBOY WAY, LA BELLE, FLORIDA. MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL MEETINGS OR BOARD MEETINGS OTHER THAN THE ABOVE, AS WELL AS CANCELLATIONS OF REGULAR MEETINGS AND MEETING LOCATION CHANGES, ARE POSTED ON THE RECREATION BOARD WEBSITE AND ADVERTISED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH A MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, 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 TO BE BASED. PLEASE NOTE THAT MATTERS MAY BE DISCUSSED AT A MEETING WHICH ARE NOT ON THE PREPARED AGENDA FOR THE MEETING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING A RECREATION BOARD MEET ING, PLEASE CALL THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION OFFICE AT (863) 675-5347. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WILL REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE AT A MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION AT (863) 675-5347; HEARING IM PAIRED: FLORIDA RELAY 7-1-1; OR E-MAIL LILLY.HART@HENDRYFLA.NET. THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOY ER. SI NECESITA LA ASSISTENCIA DE UN INTERPRETE QUE HABLE ESPANOL PARA PARTICIPAR UN ESTA REUNION, POR FAVOR PONGASE EN CONTACTO CON RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ AL (863) 675-5347. 265310 CN/CB 6/21;7/12/2018 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 22015CA000017XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007AHL2, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AHL2, Plaintiff, V. DILLANA RANDANT; JAMES DAVID RANDANT; RONALD LEWIS LEE; SHA RON C. LEE; and UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN-pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 22, 2018 and an Order Resetting Sale dated June 18, 2018 and entered in Case No. 222015CA000017XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-AHL2, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AHL2 is Plaintiff and DILLANA RANDANT; JAMES DA VID RANDANT; RONALD LEWIS LEE; SHARON C. LEE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. l; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMlNG INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO TIIlS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, 11:00 a.m., on August 23, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 114 OF SAID SECTION 23 AND RUN NORTH 00WEST 112.63 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED THENCE NORTH 89WEST, PARALLEL TO THE EAST-WEST QUARTER SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 2439,49 FEET THENCE NORTH 0007 WEST PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; A DISTANCE OF 375.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST PARALLEL TO SAID EAST-WEST QUARTER OF SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2439.49 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 375.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID EAST-WEST QUARTER OF SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2439.49 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 375.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN Ilffi PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER TIIB SALE. 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 contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose office is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Moore Haven, Florida, on June 26th, 2018. Sandra Brown, As Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tami Simmons, Deputy Clerk 271994 GCD 7/12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 18-CA-131 U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR MID-STATE TRUST VII, Plaintiff, -vsHAROLD M. JOHNSON, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TO: GLORIA KORNEGAY Whose Residence is Unknown Whose Last Known Mailing Address is: 190 SW 16th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430; 190 N. State Rd 715 Lot 209, Belle Glade, FL 33430; 220 Blessed Lane Blakely, GA 39823 UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF MARY L. JOHNSON, DECEASED AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY AND THROUGH, UNDER, AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT MARY L.. JOHNSON Whose Residence is Unknown Whose Last Known Mailing Address is: 703 Harlem Academy Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 8, BLOCK C, SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 98 & 99 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses, if any, to it on GEORGI ANGELOV, Esquire, of Gibbons Neuman, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 3321 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609, within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this notice, or before August 10, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before serviceon Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 2nd day of July, 2018. Christine Pratt CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: J. Bevis 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 contact Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose office is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5374, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 272948 CN 7/12,19/2018 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 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF QUALIFYING PERIOD FOR CANDIDATES FOR SEATS #1 AND #5 OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Notice is hereby given that the Central County Water Control District (the District) seeks qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Supervisors (the Board). The District has two Seats up for election: Seats #1 and 5. Each Seat carries a four-year term of office. Elections are nonpartisan and will occur at the annual Landowners Meeting, in October 2018. If selected, members of the Board must submit standard financial disclosures and other information as required by Florida Statutes to the Florida Department of Elections and Hendry County Supervisor of Elections. Qualified candidates for Seats #1 and 5 of the District Board of Supervisors (the Board) wishing to have their names appear on the printed ballot should deliver written notice of their intent to run for election to the District Office, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33470. Said notice shall include the name of the candidate, the seat that the candidate is running for election to, and contact information, including the address of any land in the District that is owned by the candidate, and telephone number. The District Office will receive candidates notice of intent to run from NINE OCLOCK A.M. on JULY 16, 2018 until NOON on AUGUST 17, 2018, at which time the qualifying period shall close. Interested parties should contact the District at (863) 983-5797 PRIOR to August 17, 2018 for additional information. 272949 CN 7/12,19/2018 FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000910 STA 5 Hauling, Hendry County, FloridaThe 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 August 14, 2018, for removal and hauling from STA 5, located in Hendry County, Florida. This project involves hauling of approximately 2 million yards of material from STA 5 which includes Section 2-A approximately 342 acres and Section 3-A approximately 383 acres. All excess material will be transported to existing C-139 basin. REQUEST 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 561-682-2510 or 561-682-2680, or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. 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. 273670GCD 7/12/2018 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000910 STA 5 Hauling, Hendry County, FloridaThe 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 August 14, 2018, for removal and hauling from STA 5, located in Hendry County, Florida. This project involves hauling of approximately 2 million yards of material from STA 5 which includes Section 2-A approximately 342 acres and Section 3-A approximately 383 acres. All excess material will be transported to existing C-139 basin. 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 561-682-2510 or 561-682-2680, or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. 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. 273668 CN 7/12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICEThe Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), announces a regularly scheduled meeting of the Local Coordinating Board (LCB) for the Transportation Disadvantaged program serving Glades and Hendry Counties, to which all persons are invited. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Glades County Health Department conference room, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471. For a copy of the agenda, additional information, or assistance with transportation to the meeting, please contact Marybeth Soderstrom by calling 863-534-7130, ext. 134 or visit www.heartlandregionaltpo.org. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, income, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the HRTPO Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Marybeth Soderstrom, 863-534-7130, extension 134 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by email at msoderstrom@cfrpc.org at least three business days prior to the event. 272951 CN 7/12/2018 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 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2018 $11.5 Million ways to say THANK YOU. Far m Cr edit is the only agricultural lender that gives you money back for becoming a member This year Far m Cr edit of Florida r etur ned $11.5 Mil l ion in cash back to our borr ower thr ough dividend payments. Ar cadia: 863-494-0500 W est Palm Beach: 800-432-4156 Far mCr editFL.com Funding approved for dike repairs, reservoir EAA Reservoir is added to water resources act By Katrina Elsken Clewiston News BELLE GLADE Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings stopped by the Belle Glade Marina on July 5 to announce that federal funding has been approved to speed repairs to Herbert Hoover Dike, and that the federal share of funding for the Ev erglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir will be in this years Water Resources Devel opment Act (WRDA). We have been trying to speed up con struction and completion of the dike, Sen. Nelson said. Under the original schedule, the dike repairs would be completed by 2025. To complete the project sooner, an additional $727 million is needed. As part of Florida Senate Bill 10, passed by the Legislature in 2016, the State of Flor ida pledged to spend $200 million to speed dike repairs. On July 5, Sen. Nelson announced that $514 million in federal money has been pledged. The money for the expedited dike repairs will come from the $80 billion budgeted in hurricane disaster funds, he explained. He said they were able to successfully argue that the dike repairs are critical to the safe ty of those who live in the Glades should a hurricane hit the lake. Sen. Nelson said he was able to put a placeholder in the WRDA for the EAA reservoir funding, and when the House of Representatives bill and the Senate bill are reconciled, the nancing for the EAA Reser voir will be in the bill. Congressman Hastings said the Florida delegation worked together to get the fund ing for these projects. He added that while it is important to complete dike repairs and also to add water storage capacity south of Lake Okeechobee, there is more to be done. He said they also need projects to clean up the water before it goes into the lake. Ofcials from Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Clewiston also stressed the needs for jobs in the area, and asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make sure local residents have a chance to be hired for the two projects. They offered to make sure the local workforce has the needed training. We need to train people in Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties in order to be able to work in these projects, agreed Congressman Hastings. Sen. Nelson, who also stopped in Fort Myers and Stuart on he day after the Fourth of July, said he was pleased to see rsthand that the algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee is not as bad as it has been depicted in the media. As I ew over the lake, I was glad to see there was not algae in 80 percent of the lake, as I was led to believe, Sen. Nelson noted. INI Florida/ Katrina Elsken Senator Bill Nelson (center) was greeted by Tammy Jackkson-Moore of Guard ians of the Glades (left) and Janet Taylor of Glades Lives Matter at the Torry Island marina on July 5.