14.42 feetLast Year: 14.26 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018VOL. 91 NUMBER 29 50 theclewistonnews.com Lisa WalkerThe Clewiston News Floridians from the East and West coasts set out to rally at Clewistons Herbert Hoover Dike Boat Ramp on Saturday morning of July 14. Around a hundred participants organized as the Save Our Fisheries Convoy, lead by Josh Greer, a charter shing guide from Punta Gorda. Im not here to protest, Im not here to point ngers, Im here to come as communities together, said Mr. Greer. Frustrated by water quality and management issues of their coastal waterways an assortment of shermen, marine out tters, motorcyclists, and concerned citizens, along with numerous reporters showed up to address Lake Okeechobee water system. The City of Clewiston and citizens were well prepared for the event with information booths, a stage platform, and even hotdogs prepared by the local Future Farmer of America students. This welcoming approach took many coastal activists by surprise and brought much tensions surrounding environmental debates to ease. Clewiston residents are also advocates for clean water quality and were ready to step to the challenge whenever Lake Okeechobee was blamed for the coastal algae crises. #SlowtheFlow, Let it grow, Protect Lake O, is a call to action and message organized by Ramon Iglesias, the general manager of Roland & Mary Ann Martins Marina and Resort. We need to slow the ow coming into Lake Okeechobee from the Kissimmee River watershed, he explained. #Let It Grow is a reference to the poor over-spraying practices of aquatic vegetation management with Florida Fish and Wildlife Services. Grasses in Lake Okeechobee serve as a natural lter to cleaning the water, but currently too much is being eradicated. Stop pouring chemicals into the water, let the lake lter it, said Mr. Iglesias. Water quality rally puts focus on lake Clewiston News/ Lisa WalkerClewiston area residents were ready to take part in the rally at the boat docks on Saturday. Clewiston News/Lisa WalkerThe #SlowTheFlow campaign calls for water to be cleaned before it enters Lake Okeechobee from the north. By Katrina ElskenClewiston NewsThe latest images from space show the blue-green algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee is decreasing. Imagery from July 2 showed signs of cyanobacteria in 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. Since the satellite images are only available at set intervals, NOAA was unable to get usable photos July 6-13 due to cloud cover. The July 14 image shows algae in less of the lake, and more importantly, that the concentrations have decreased in areas where there is cyanobacteria. The NOAA imagery does not indicate what kind of cyanobacteria is present. There are thousands of types of cyanobacteria, although only about a dozen have been documented in Lake Okeechobee. Some not all of the types of cyanobacteria known to live in the lake can produce toxins under certain conditions. However, even cyanobacteria NOAA imagery shows algal bloom decreasing Special to The Clewiston News/NOAAThe July 2 imagery created by NOAA shows cyanobacteria in 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. The red and orange colors indicate the highest concentrations. NOAAThe July 14 imagery from NOAA shows the cyanobacteria is still in about 80 percent of the lake, but the concentrations have lessened as indicated by the reduction in the red and orange areas. See RALLY Page 2 See ALGAE Page 2
Taking to the stage, Mayor Mali Gardner welcomed everyone to Americas Sweet est Town. Joining her on the platform was Josh Greer, Ramon Iglesias, Okeechobee Fishing Captain Scott Martin, and District 80 Representative Byron Donalds. Lake Okeechobee is a 750 square mile lake, with Fa 3.5 million acre water shed, where everything from Orlando to South is discharged into Lake Okeechobee ... I say WE DEMAND we stop the unbelievable amount of water coming down from the Kissimmee river into Lake O and drowning the heartbeat of the Everglades, said Mayor Gardner. Together we can keep our com munities strong, Slow The Flow! Save Our Fisheries Convoy leader Josh Greer said he hadnt brought the coastal communities in to point ngers, but to stand together as Floridians for clean water. Without the Everglades, we dont have a Florida. he said. Captain Scott Martin shared his knowledge and experiences on Lake Okeechobee. He identied the over-spraying and high lake levels as extinguishes to the lakes natural lter system. We need to promote the grass to grow, how do we do that? he said. Lake Okeechobee does not have a lter, that means water going out is not being cleaned I challenge the Army Corp of Engineers, the governor, and everyone in government to start managing this lake on promoting the grass to grow. At the end of the event as the crowd cleared out, a group of young adults from Clewiston all ran and jumped off the boat ramp into the water to prove Lake Okeechobee isnt toxic. Boating and shing captains offered boat tours of the lake so the media and coastal visitors could see Lake Okeechobee conditions for themselves. #SlowtheFlow #LetitGrow 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2018 Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562 Anabel Miranda (863) 228 6296 EspaolCurt Thompson (863) 677-1064 (863) 983-8559 528 E. Sugarland Hwy. 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The vesicles can be expanded and lled with gas, causing the cyanobacteria to oat on the surface, or de-ated, which causes the cyanobacteria to de-scend into the water column. Just because 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-generat-ed imagery using data the satellite collects to locate concentrations of cyanobacteria in the water. Different colors on the imagery show areas of varying cyanobacteria concentration. The NOAA image does not show how many different types of cyanobacteria are present, or which types of cyanobacteria are present. It does not show whether or not 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 imagery is showing cyanobacteria blooms, she ex-plained. So it is separating out the cyanobac-teria from any other background algae in the lake. There may be some non-harmful phyto-plankton mixed in there but what you are see-ing is the concentration of the cyanobacteria. Oceanographer Rick Stumpf with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science explained: The satellite is seeing the concentration up to 1-2 feet deep into the wa -ter. So even when the water will not show the scum everyone notices, the satellite can see how much bloom there is at that level. He said the areas that show as red on the imagery are higher concentrations and those are the areas people are more likely to actually see scum on the water surface. Also, each satellite pixel covers the area of a stadium. In contrast, someone on the eld can only make out maybe 30 yards across, he added. Mr. Stumpf explained that NOAA also uses different wavelengths of light, including red and near-infrared, that the satellite detects that cant be seen with the human eye. ALGAEContinued From Page 1 Clewiston News/Lisa Walker Clewiston city ofcials brought a stage and sound system to the rally area, sur prising the coastal visitors by welcoming them and inviting their leader to join local ofcials on state. Special to The Clewiston News Hendry County commissioners and key staff members attended the Florida Associ ation of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference June 26-29 in Orlando, where Hendry repre sentatives assumed several leadership roles in the association. Commissioner Karson Turner was sworn in as president of the association on June 28. His duties as president over the next year will include representing FAC on the national lev el in Washington, D.C., as well as at county functions throughout the United States with the National Association of Counties. I look forward to this next year as president of FAC for multiple reasons, Commis sioner Turner said, the biggest reason being that Hendry County will have direct access to a number of different policy-makers on the state level to make sure they understand the value of a countys role in bringing services to citizens and how such a small decision from a state perspective can completely disrupt our ability to provide services in rural Florida. Jade Bryan, a 2018 graduate of Clewiston High School and daughter of Hendry Countys SHIP Director Sabrina Gadson, was the recipient of the 2018 Presidential Scholarship. (SHIP is the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program.) The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to the child of a county government employee from the county that the incoming president represents. Miss Bryan graduated from Clewiston High School with a 4.9 GPA, was a member of the National Honor Society and was recognized as MVP of the Clewiston High School tennis team. She was also a member of the Clewiston High School Collegiate Academy, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA. Miss Bryan will be attending the University of South Florida this coming fall to study psychology. Commissioners Mitchell Wills, the Hendry County Board chairman, and Emma Byrd were recognized during the Thursday evening dinner as 2018 Presidential Advocates. This special recognition is bestowed upon county commissioners who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC during the 2018 session to advance the counties legislative agenda. Hendry Commissioner Michael Swindle has served the last four years on the FAC Board of Directors and also sits on the FAC Policy Committee under Health & Safety. County Administrator Charles Chapman was sworn in as president of the Florida Association of Counties Managers (FACM). County Engineer Shane Parker was sworn in as president of Florida Association of Coun ty Engineers (FACERS). And Hendry County Attorney Mark Lapp assumed his role as vice president of the Florida Association of Coun ty Attorneys (FACA). The mission of the Florida Association of Counties is to help counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule the concept that communities and their local leaders should make the decisions that af fect their community through advocacy, education and collaboration. Hendry leaders take reins at FL counties convention
July19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org........................................................................To Place A Display Ad Call (863) 763-3134, deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. 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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 DEO roundtable airs countys biggest needs for aidBy Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News Hendry and Glades counties are included in Gov. Rick Scotts 12 Counties Initiative, meant to address the challenges of economic development in a dozen of the states most rural, least developed counties and build on the strengths that exist in each. This week, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and ofcials from several other state departments and agencies conducted roundtable meetings for stakeholders in both counties. The Hendry County Roundtable took place the morning of Tuesday, July 10, at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 S. W.C. Owen Ave in Clewiston. DEO Director Cissy Proctor kicked off the meeting at 9 a.m. with an introducto ry address. Then the state agency ofcials and community stakeholders present were introduced, and there followed a short community overview for the benet of unfamiliar ofcials. Next, for about an hour, various speakers talked about the communitys major goals, and participants were able to vote on which they considered most important. After a short break, they all discussed what they were taking away from the conference and what would happen next, then ofcials wrapped up the mornings activities around noon. DEO ofcials circulated a checklist before the meeting showing opportunities for improved economic outcomes and listed these categories of difculties the counties might be facing: high unemployment; minimal labor force growth, low labor force participation rate, annual wages below state average, fate of individuals with disabilities above state average, low population growth, few job opportunities, recipients of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) aid from the Department of Children and Families above the state average, half of workforce commute to another county, poverty rate above state average, food stamp recipients above state average, and low educational attainment. Hendry was declared to be challenged in every single one of those categories. The goal of the three-hour meeting was for the more than 20 state agency representatives who attended to actually visit the community, listen to local stakeholders themselves list the communitys needs and to help them brainstorm about solutions. After each of the dozen Florida counties have had their local stakeholder roundtable meeting, DEO is to develop action plans specic to each county for presentation to their county governing bodies. County Commissioner Emma Byrd was one of the local ofcials who took part in the meeting. It went very well, she said. Basically we talked about the needs of the county, and when we took the time to vote, the (top) need was infrastructure, (then) affordable housing, which seems to be a problem in our area even to get someone to just come in, but we need that type of help. So we were reaching out to the state, letting them know that we need help. She said that basic infrastructure needs such as sewer and water service need to be addressed, because the lack of them makes new housing too costly to build and thus too expensive for most people to buy. I would like to see things set in place and the process being moved forward because its a need thats been there for a long time; its not something that happened overnight. Two other issues she listed were education and local amenities. Education was another big topic, and they talked about vo cational agriculture education, and they talk ed about shadowing, to make sure thats the area (students) want to be in, to prepare our young people for the real world, Ms. Byrd said. And they also spoke about bringing them home and keeping them home, but we have to have something to offer for them to be here, to stay here. For example, my children they come back to visit but none of them live here. She said that overall, it was a good listen ing exercise for the state ofcials. Commissioner Michael Swindle, who works as workforce development director for the Hendry public schools, said he was pleased by the roundtable session because that was the second-highest goal that the group overall set and gave the directive to the state agencies that we needed the most help in. Among the goals cited, he said, were be ing able to spin up workforce development training, to be able to have tuition reim bursement for students in our area because we live in an area of economic concern. Mr. Swindle continued, We made a very clear statement to them that we needed programs, we needed to be able to fund the programs, we needed to be able to get stu dents to be able to come to the programs with tuition vouchers so that we could re ceive training for our residents. And as for affordable workforce housing, we cant put in workforce housing if we dont have sewer, water, power and roads. Infrastructure alone makes it economically impossible for us to do it, he said. Ofcials to state: Infrastructure is No. 1 Board meeting scheduledThe Harlem Alumni Association Board and Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19, at 9 p.m. at the Harlem Civic Center, 7th St. in Clewiston.HGUNC meeting set July 20Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) invites non-prot representatives and other interested 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 20, at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 331 West Osceola Ave. in Clewiston.Wilburs benet scheduledClewiston Golf Course will host the Wilburs UnFOREgettable Golf Classic tournament to be held on Saturday, July 21. Registration is at 8 a.m. and shotgun starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will benet the Alzheimers Association. Sign up in the Golf Shop or call 863-9831448. Teen Dance set July 21The 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.Cleanup set July 21The communities of Montura and Flaghole can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, TVs, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until 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 863-775-5220.Date changed for Golf CampThe 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. Community News The Glades community is invited to hear about welding, diesel mechanic, cosmetology, barbering, nails and facials programs at the Palm Beach State College (PBSC), 1977 SW College Drive in Belle Glade on Tuesday, July 31 at 4-6 p.m. They will have representatives from advising, registrar, nancial aid departments and Career Source. For information call 561-993-1143.WTEC offering courses West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy 715 in Belle Glade, is now being accepting applications for Adult Education and Pre-Apprenticeship pro grams. They are offering ABE/GED, ESOL, carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, and plumbing. For information contact 561829-4620. Carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, and plumbing pre-registration dates will be accepted through Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registration dates are Aug. 2123 from 6-8 p.m. Classes begin Sept. 11. ABE/GED and ESOL registration will be held through Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-Testing will be held from through Aug. 24 by appointment. Classes begin Aug. 27. For information, call 561-829-4620. PBSC information session
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2018 Volunteer coaches, leaders needed for health and wellness classes Special to The Clewiston News GLADES & HENDRY COUNTIES The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Flor ida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead health and wellness workshops across the region. AAASWFL offers workshops to assist adults age 60 and over, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers in seven counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota. Volunteers have the opportunity to lead tness workshops focused on the unique needs of older adults. Specically, these workshops are designed to teach older adults preventative measures to avoid falls, improve their balance and manage chronic conditions. Classes include Tai Chi for arthri tis or falls prevention, a matter of balance, walk with ease, the Arthritis Foundation Ex ercise Program, and Tai Chi: moving for bet ter balance. Training is provided for these programs, and AAASWFL provides mileage reimbursement for volunteers. Workshops are typically held on week day mornings and afternoons, so volunteers with exible schedules are appreciated. Volunteers should also be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license, and must be able to pass a background screen ing. While not mandatory, experience with teaching, instruction, public speaking, health care, nutrition or community out reach is helpful. In 2017, AAASWFL staff and volunteers led 30 health and wellness workshops across Southwest Florida, assisting nearly 500 individuals. Potential volunteers may contact Sherry Young, AAASWFL health & wellness coor dinator, at 239-652-6900 or sherry.young@ aaasw.org for more information. Volun teer applications can also be found at the AAASWFL website: www.aaasw.org. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprot organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota counties. AAASWFL is the states designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. The organization is committed to connecting older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity. More infor mation is available at www.aaasw.org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-4135337 (866-41-ELDER). Captain Liam Drew retires from HCSO Explorer Post 642 Special to The Clewiston News On Monday, July 9, Capt. Liam Drew retired from Hend ry County Sheriffs Ofce Explorer Post 642. Capt. Drew be came a member of the HCSO Explor er Post March 16, 2012. Capt. Drew ad dressed members of the post explain ing the importance of the skills they will learn and friend ships they will form. I have made many friends, a couple of enemies and an ocean of memoriesbut it has become bittersweet for me to say that the time has come for me to move on. Capt. Drew rose through the ranks and was promoted to the position of Sergeant in September 2015, Lieutenant in September 2016, Captain in February 2017 and became the Commander of HCSO Post 642 in Au gust 2017. Liam will be completing his AS at Florida Southwestern College in August of 2018 and will receive his AS in Criminal Justice. In September of 2018, he will begin attending the South West Florida Public Service Acad emy and upon completion of the academy he will become a law enforcement ofcer with the Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce. He will follow in the footsteps of his father who is a law enforcement ofcer. Special to The Clewiston News/ Courtesy photo Capt. Liam Drew re tired from HCSO Ex plorer Post 642.
July19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Robert Stevens Cockram, 56 MOORE HAVEN Robert Stevens Cock ram passed away July 14, 2018 in Alva. He was born Mar. 12, 1962 in Fort Myers to Paul and Sylvia (Thomas) Cockram. Robert worked for Aim Engineering for many years as a DOT Inspector. He attended First Christian Church in LaBelle. He enjoyed traveling to Georgia and spending time in the woods. Robert was a loving father, grandfather and brother to his entire family, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include three sons, Daniel Cock ram of Moore Haven, Caleb Cockram of Lakeland and Josh Wooten of Lakeland; and two daughters, Brittany Herring of Clewiston and Valerie Howell of Okeechobee; four brothers, Gerald (Susan) Herndon, Darrell Herndon, Richard Cockram and Michael Herndon; and three sisters, Cheryl Dix, Joyce (Bradley) Goode and Janet Hill; grandchildren, Mackenzie Cockram, Emma Cockram, Sophia Cockram, Alaina Herring, Sara Howell, Dylan Howell. Celebration of Roberts life will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at First Christian Church in LaBelle, with Pastor W. T. Maddox, Jr. ofciating, visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial is in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Family has requested casual attire for the service. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. PROGRAM 2018 Diabetes Classes:July 24 & 26 August 14 & 16 To register for classes please call 863-983-1123. Hendry Regional Medical Center 524 West Sagamore Ave., Clewiston 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 Bogged down in details or see ing the true message? By The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+ Saint Martins Church, Clewiston Telling stories or relating accounts of events will often bring variations. One of the exercises about carrying information was having a group form a circle and one member would start off with an account of something that happened; e.g. an auto accident. He would tell the person next to him, it would be repeated to the next person and on and on until it was nally relayed back to the person who originally told it. Usually, the rst and the last accounts had serious differ ences. We add, we embellish, we forget details, we make decisions about adding something and on and on. One person who was a poor driver and was prone to have fender benders got advice from a friend. He said paint one side of your car white and the other side black. That way youll surely confuse any witnesses! Maybe a strategy for a bad driver but it wouldnt prevent the accidents. One of my colleagues chased down a story that sounded question able when he heard it. As he heard it, nearly everyone was in favor of a motion. The source he heard came from another source that said most people and that source reported that a majority were in favor, and then barely fty percent voted for it. The actual numbers cer tainly varied. Editorial license can give a wrong impression. As I read the Bible, I nd accounts of parables and acts of healing with variations. This is obviously acceptable; when there is more than one report of an event, surely some thing happened. Details differ but the similarities afrm that something took place worthy of our noting it. There are different sequences in the account of the last supper, the feeding of the ve thousand (was it four or ve or were these two separate events? Did they take place in different places and is that signicant?) Again, the more accounts, the more likely the event was report ed by people who saw different things, but they all saw something that was a key event. There is an account of a Canaanite woman whose daughter is possessed by a demon (Matthew 15:22ff). She cries to Jesus Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, my daughter is severely possessed by a demon. (v. 22). Demon posses sion was the explanation of the day for illnesses; the current diagnosis and quite appropriate. Today, we might say something else; we have better and more useful ways of describing dis eases and better tools for treating them. Is there something wrong with saying possessed by a demon? Not at all; weve made great strides in medicine; chalk it up to Gods revelation to us! Some may feel that demon possession is still with us; if that explanation works for them, so be it. Thats not as useful in pointing to healing or what we can do today, thanks be to God. But the story goes on and elicits a detail that may be more important than the healing. Jesus disci ples tell him Send her away, for she is crying af ter us (v.23) and He replies I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (v.24). The woman becomes direct; Lord help me. The answer was about being fair; not taking the chil drens bread and throwing it to the dogs (v.26). The woman makes an observation; Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters table. (ibid.). Jesus replies O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire and her daughter was healed in stantly. This woman knew faith! Her perspective on faith differed from those of the disciples but it was a strong faith. There is a variation of this account in Marks gospel; the woman is told Let the children be fed rst, for it is not right to take the childrens bread and throw it to the dogs (Mark 7;27). The comment is more about priorities than re jection. This latter comment underscores the place of the old testament faith that preceded Jesus call to everyone. Those who have a faith rooted in the earliest traditions are called to lead others to the Lord rst, Jesus has come to them in hopes that their traditions and background will support the strong faith that is needed to bring the world to Him. Thats not a rejection but a message to those disciples who are saying send her away. You have the rst part as my followers, but your faith is to bring those that lack your heri tage and traditions to Me as well. Ive come to you, you are a priority, but never forget to feed the others from wherever they come. Jesus pronouncement was not about how the wom an believed but about her great faith (Matthew 15:28). Ive encountered people of many different faiths. I think were all on the same journey. That journey will lead us where God wants to go; well hammer out the details along the way. But rst and foremost, faith makes a difference. Weve all heard different stories; sometimes the details get changed even in the earliest of Bibli cal accounts. But the story is there; and the faith is rewarded. Have faith; nurture it, rely on it, share it, live it. Thats ultimately what matters. Obituaries Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. 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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2018 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB LIC HEARING on August 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact sec ond reading of an ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR REZONING OF A PARCEL OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 815 E. SAGAMORE AVE, CLEWISTON, (PCN: 3-34-43-01-010-0385-003.0); PROVIDING FOR UPDATE OF THE CLEWISTON OFFICIAL ZONING MAP; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerks office, City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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, ex tension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Mary K. Combass, Interim City Clerk City of Clewiston, FL 273943 CN 7/19/2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE, HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE RFP NUMBER: 2018-18 OPENING DATE AND TIME: August 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for Elevator Maintenance Services at the Hendry County Courthouse. In order to be considered, proposals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 7, 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. A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Maintenance Department, located at 3300 Utility Drive, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address), by calling Judith McElhaney at (863) 675-5260, or e-mailing jmcelhaney@ hendryfla.net. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County 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 County 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 County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and Drug/ Smoke Free Work Place. 275040 CN/CB 7/19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO: PADGETT INVESTIGATIONS & SECURITY INC. Case No. :CD20180223/B 2600172 for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last 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. email@example.com Attention: Shirley or KR Employment Full Time Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 taking applications for Bartender. Apply in person 101 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Fl. 863-946-1523 CITY OF BELLE GLADESERVICE TECHNICIAN II $11.20 P/HR Able to lift 35 lbs. VALID CDL B RECREATION FACILITIES COORDINATOR $19.95 P/HR Valid FDL AA/Pass Level 2 Crim.Bckgrnd. HR Dept 110 Dr. MLK JR. BLVD W. 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July 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18000403CAAXMX CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND ALL THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, INCLUDING NON-RESI DENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS HAVING OR. CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $252,700 CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BOND OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY, Defendants. NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND ALL THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS HAVING OR. CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $252,700 CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BOND TO BE ISSUED IN ONE OR MORE SERIES OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY: All capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning in the Complaint (hereinafter defined). The above cause is before the Court upon the Complaint filed on June 26, 2018 the Complaint), by the CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA (the City) for the purpose of: (i) determining the power of the City to undertake the Projects, to apply proceeds of the Bonds to finance and the Cost of the Projects, to covenant to budget and appropriate the Legally Available Non-Ad Valorem Revenues to pay the Bonds, and to pay the Bonds from such Legally Available Non-Ad Valorem Revenues as set forth in the Complaint; (ii) determining the power and authority of the City to issue the Bond as set forth in the Complaint; (iii) determining that the adoption of the Bond Resolution, the issuance of the Bond, and the provisions, covenants and agreements contained in the Bond Resolution are valid, legal and binding, and all said proceedings, and the Bond is validated and confirmed; and (iv) determining that, upon the issuance of the Bond pursuant to the Bond Resolution, the Bond will constitute a valid and binding special obligation of the City and will be enforceable against the City in accordance with their terms, as such terms are set forth in the Bonds and the Bond Resolution, and (v) seeking a judgment of this Court validating the Bond. WHEREFORE, the Court being fully advised in the premises: IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the State of Florida, through the State Attorney of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and all the taxpayers, property owners and citizens of the City of LaBelle, Florida, including non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and others having or claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issuance of not to exceed $252,700 City of LaBelle, Florida Capital Improvement Revenue Bond or to be affected in any way thereby, are each hereby required to appear and show cause, if any there be, before this Court on the 14th day of August, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the chambers of the undersigned Judge at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, in the City of LaBelle, Florida, why the prayers of said Complaint should not be granted and why the proceedings for the Bond Resolution and the Bond, the application of proceeds of the Bond for the purposes set forth in the Bond Resolution, and said Bond when issued pursuant to the Bond Resolution should not be validated and confirmed as therein prayed. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Clerk of this Court or Plaintiff, be and is hereby required to give notice of such hearing by publishing this Notice and Order to Show Cause in the manner required by Section 75.06, Florida Statutes in the Caloosa Belle, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of LaBelle, the territory to be affected by the issuance of the Bond, in Hendry County, Florida, once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks prior to said hearing, the first publication to be at least twenty (20) days prior to said hearing date. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that by such publication of this Order, the State of Florida and all the taxpayers, property owners and citizens of the City of LaBelle, Florida, including non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and others having or claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issuance of not to exceed $252,700 City of LaBelle, Florida Capital Improvement Revenue Bond or to be affected in any way thereby, shall be and they are made parties defendant to this proceeding, and that this Court shall have jurisdiction of them to the same extent as if specifically and personally named as defendants in said Complaint and personally served with process in this cause. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Hendry County, Florida, this 6th day of July, 2018. JAMES D. SLOAN CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE 273443 CB 7/19,26/2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY, CITY OF CLEWISTON & CITY OF LABELLE DISASTER DEBRIS REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL SERVICES RFP No. 2018-17 Opening Date and Time: August 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, the City of Clewiston and the City of LaBelle are seeking proposals to obtain the services of qualified firms to remove, process, and lawfully dispose of disaster generated debris (other than hazardous materials and household putrescible garbage) from public property, public rights-of-way, publicly maintained canals, publicly maintained waterways, natural waterways and private roadways in unincorporated Hendry County, the City of Clewiston and the City of LaBelle in response to an emergency event such as, but not limited to, hurricane(s) or other natural or manmade disaster(s). Vendors must have the capability and ability to rapidly respond to wide scale debris volumes typically produced in hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disaster types as well as small scale debris volumes. The Vendor must handle debris management activities in Hendry County, Florida in accordance with applicable regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida Department of Health (FDH), Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) in conjunction with the local governments needs. The Vendor shall have an excellent understanding of the documentation involved for the reimbursement from FEMA, FHWA, or other Federal Agencies, and the State relief programs to make the process of cost recovery efficient and accurate. The processes and documentation required will be in strict compliance with FEMA, FHWA, or other Federal Agencies, and other State relief program regulations regarding eligibility. Contracts must meet rules for Federal grants, as provided for in Title 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200 in order to be eligible for reimbursement under the Public Assistance Program. In order to be considered, proposals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all proposals will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Request for Proposal documents can be obtained by visiting the Countys website located at www.hendryfla.net under the public information tab, or by calling Kelly ONan at (863) 612-4727, or e-mailing Ms. ONan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-mandatory pre-bid meetings will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Hendry County Engineering Department located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935 and Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Janet B. Taylor Auditorium located at 1100 S. Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County, the City of Clewiston or the City of LaBelle to award any contracts or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this solicitation. The County reserves the right to cancel this procurement or reject any and all responses for any reason set forth in Hendry County Code Section 1-2-185(c)(3)a and may choose to re-procure at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. 275086 CN/CB 7/19,26;8/2/2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000569CAAXMX DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff(s), vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS AND LIENORS OF ARTURO T. DE LAMERENS, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF JOSE ARTURO DE LAMERENS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; MARY BEARDSLEY AKA MARY FRANCES FERGUSON; PAUL DE LAMERENSAKAPAULA DE LAMERENS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF JOSE ARTURO DE LAMERENS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLast Known Address-UNKNOWN Previous Address4850 Pioneer 17th Street, Clewston, FL 33440 Previous Address2120 Keats Dr., Pensacola, FL 32503 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR ACCESS OF THE EAST 30.00 FEET THEREOF, IN SECTION 33,TOWN SHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 67 OF PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1-33-43-31-A00-0051-0000 AND THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR ACCESS OF THE WEST 30.00 FEET THEREOF, IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 78 OF PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1-33-43-31-A00-0056-0000. Property address: 4850 Pioneer 17th Street, Clewston, FL 33440 You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintitrs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 9th day of July, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 273938 CN 7/19,26/2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2016 CA 88 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. LUIS GUTIERREZ, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HENDRY TO: LUIS GUTIERREZ A/KlA LUIS GUTIERREZHERNANDEZA/K/ALUIS HER NANDEZ A/K/A LUIS G. HERNANDEZ, whose last known address is unknown and who is not known to be dead or alive. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in Hendry County, Florida: Lot 4, Block 2151, Port LaBelle Unit 4, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 86 through 102, inclusive, 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: FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice Of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on this 10th day of July, 2018. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESIf 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 Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755374, 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.BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court PO Box 1760 LaBelle, Florida BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 274215 CN 7/19,26/2018 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO: PADGETT INVESTIGATIONS & SECURITY INC. Case No. :CD20180222/A 2600297 for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last Public Notice Public Notice REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000909 C-43 RESERVOIR GROUNDWATER MONITORING INSTALLATION The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 p.m. opening time on August 14, 2018, for C-43 Reservoir Groundwater Monitoring Installation. 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 (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800472-5290. 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. 274979 CN 7/19/2018 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. Houses Rent RIVER HOME 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room, corner lot on canal & river, East of LaBelle, $1100/mo. 970708-9993. Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/30/2018 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 2002 LINCOLN 1LNHM82W82Y671472 275182 CN 7/19/2018 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/03/2018, 10:00 am at 74 S INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 1J4GS48K65C656497 2005 JEEP 275202 CN 7/19/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-75-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROL MAE THORMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAROL MAE THORMAN, deceased, whose date of death was May 10, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 18-75-CP; the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CREDITOR CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: July 19, 2018. NANCY STEUBER, Personal Representative 980 Ivan Boulevard Labelle, FL 33935 /s/ Kenneth E. Kemp II KENNETH E. KEMP II, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Ba No. 0607401 12661 New Brittany Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33907 273718 CN 7/19,26/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-75-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROL MAE THORMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAROL MAE THORMAN, deceased, whose date of death was May 10, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 18-75-CP; the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CREDITOR CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: July 19, 2018. NANCY STEUBER, Personal Representative 980 Ivan Boulevard Labelle, FL 33935 /s/ Kenneth E. Kemp II KENNETH E. KEMP II, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Ba No. 0607401 12661 New Brittany Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33907 273718 CN 7/19,26/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-75-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROL MAE THORMAN, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (Intestate) The administration of the estate of CAROL MAE THORMAN, deceased, File Number 1875-CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Lee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. 1760 Labelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All interested persons on whom this Notice of Administration is served must file any objections that challenge the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a petition or other pleading requesting relief with this Court, in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: July 19, 2018. NANCY STEUBER, Personal Representative 980 Ivan Boulevard Labelle, FL 33935 /s/ Kenneth E. Kemp II KENNETH E. KEMP II, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Ba No. 0607401 12661 New Brittany Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33907 273730 CN 7/19,26/2018 Fictitious Name NOTICE OF Registration of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMEIn accordance with Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ficti tious name of: MedExpress Urgent Care Clewiston, W Sugarland Hwy mailing address of 960 W. Sugarland Highway, Clewiston, FL 33440, located in Hendry County, Florida Owner will register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Depart ment of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Owner: DWIC of Tampa Bay, Inc. 274728 CN 7/19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 email@example.com NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONNotice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Hendry County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sacyr Construction SA Inc (SR-82) 5201 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 832, Miami, FL 33126, has submitted Application 180621-14 for a new Water Use Permit 36-09011-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 18-20,2729,31,34-36, Township 45 South, Ranges 27,28 East. Holland Farms (EG Holland Farms) PO Box 321, Labelle, FL 33406, has submitted Application 180625-7 for modification of Water Use Permit 26-00552-W to irrigate 402 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 25,26,35,36, Township 43 South, Range 29 East. Rijk Zwaan, USA Inc (Felda Farm) 701 La Guardia Street, Suite A, Salinas, CA 93905, has submitted Application 180703-8 for renewal of Water Use Per mit 26-01046-W to irrigate 41 acres of agricultural lands. 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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2018 U.S. Sugar Employees Celebrate Summer of Giving t work, our employees are producing food to feed American families. After the harvest season ended this year, our employees began participating in a Summer of Giving, where they have been dedicated to giving their time to local charities and organizations. We are proud of our people who spend their summers helping serve the many different needs of our communities.A Community Relations Manager Jennifer Black presenting the keys to a Chevrolet van to the City of South Bay for their summer camps and senior programs Partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry CountiesWe support 4-H members throughout our local communitiesWe proudly support our local Public Safety Academy Save the Date: August 25, 2018 Hendry County Cattle Womens Associationpresents The Beef Tailgate Cook Off facebook.com/events/1802422073204215/For more information Join this event Hendry County offers CERT training this month By Chris Felker The Clewiston News Hendry County emergency manage ment ofcials are conducting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions this month. They start July 14 and continue on the next two Saturdays, July 21 and July 28, in LaBelle. County Administrator Charles Chap man says that having sufcient numbers of trained CERT volunteers countywide is crucial when it comes to assisting citizens after an extreme weather event, natural di saster or community emergency. The most recent example would be the battering that Hendry County took during Hurricane Irma last fall. Our Community Emergency Response Teams are critical to our success in cover ing the entire county, Mr. Chapman said, describing the challenge that a rural county such as Hendry faces in an emergency. We have 1,200 square miles of property that is under our jurisdiction, and we only have a three-person emergency management de partment. A ier the county has been circulating outlines the training, which consists initial ly of 24 hours of learning split among the three days: The CERT Program is all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family and your neighborhood in an emer gency situation. Its meant for volunteers 15 or older, and an annual refresher course is given as well. The ier lists several objectives covered in the program: Describe CERTs function; Prepare participants for a disaster; Identify and reduce potential re haz ards; Apply basic re suppression strategies and safety measures; Apply techniques for the three killers airway, bleeding, shock; Conduct triage under simulated condi tions; Select and set up a treatment area; Identify size-up requirements; Debris removal and victim extrication how-to; and Safety measures before, during and after search and rescue. The sessions are taking place at the Hend ry County Emergency Operations Center, 4425 W. State Road 80 in LaBelle, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those Saturdays. Mr. Chapman explained that being able to tap a volunteer corps greatly helps in meeting residents immediate needs after a catastro phe, saying the purpose is to help folks make sure they have the information about where are their shelters, what is in a hurricane pre paredness kit, how to be the eyes and ears in the community whenever an emergency comes, and to help feed information back to the emergency operations center. That, he said, is extremely critical to our overall success and mission planning and making sure the resources get out to the com munities where theyre needed most. Anyone with questions, he added, should contact Emergency Management Director Richard Lehmkuhl at 863-674-5400. Thats the best person; if you cant get Richard, ask for Roberta Thomas, he said. HGUNC offers help The mission of the Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) is to partner with faith-based organizations, volunteer and social agencies, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, business and individual volunteers who seek to ad dress the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the individuals and families affect ed by natural and manmade disasters in Hendry and Glades counties. If you have unmet needs resulting from Hurricane Irma and have exhausted all other resources contact the HGUNC LaBelle United Way House, 133 N. Bridge S. in LaBelle. For information, call 561-516-2103 or email email@example.com. HGUNC is seeking volunteers, monetary and supplies donations.