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The Clewiston news
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14.54 feetLast Year: 13.50 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Dueling Pianos to raise cash for HRMC ... Page 2 Obituaries ... Page 5 Florida B. Thomas Library to present Smithsonia Poster Exhibit ... Page 5 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018VOL. 91 NUMBER 35 50 theclewistonnews.com Football around the lake this week ... Page 8 By Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News Incumbent School Board members Jon Basquin and Stephanie Schneider Busin won re-election by comfortable margins during the Hendry County primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 28. In the nonpartisan election, for the School Board District 4 seat, Ms. Busin received 873 votes (70 percent) to 374 for Mercedes Perdomo Reese; and for the School Board District 5 seat, Mr. Basquin took 307 (57 percent) to 233, or 43 percent, for Maureen C. Quintero. Total ballots cast in the primary elections were 4,223 countywide, out of 17,627 registered voters, of whom 3,435 were not registered as members of either the Democratic or Republican party and thus could vote only in nonpartisan races. Turnout percentages were not available Tuesday night. On Hendry Countys ballot question concerning economic development ad valorem tax exemptions, 2,476 voted yes (62 percent) while 1,535, or 38 percent, voted no. For 20th Judicial Circuit judge in Group 8, John Owen McGowan took 2,172 votes (59 percent) to James Wesley Chandlers 1,538 (41 percent). Basquin, Busin keep School Board seats By Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News Clewiston city commissioners followed the lead of the Hendry County Board and voted to switch health insurance companies during a special meeting last Thursday, Aug. 23. The move will save the city almost $80,000 on the premium for its employees health insurance plans for scal 2019, which begins Oct. 1. Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner asked City Manager Al Perry for his report on the bids that had been opened the prior Thursday, but which city staff needed more time to examine (the councils regular meeting was Monday the 20th). Weve gone out to bid, rst time in a while, on our employee health bene ts, and we had two bidders, he said. We had our longtime agent, Gloria Rosen, who submitted a renewal proposal, and we had Florida League of Cities submit a proposal. The league offered us four different plans that we could pick from. Theyre different in services. Mr. Perry explained that the city employees current plan is the HMO 59 Plan of Blue Care (offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida), and the increase from last year with Blue Care was 18.6 percent. He went on: So weve compared their proposals to the 59 Plan. Some are very Clewiston opts for League of Cities health plan By Chris FelkerThe Clewiston News Gene McAvoy, the University of Florida/IFAS Hendry County Extension director, is looking forward to his new role as president-elect of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), for which he was chosen at its recent annual meeting and professional improvement conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. McAvoy served as vice president from 2017 to this year, and he will become president in 2019, concluding his term presiding over the NACAA annual meeting and professional improvement conference in Virginia Beach, Va., in July 2020. He was nominated by members of the Florida county agents group to preside over the 3,200-plus-member national association. He has a long history of involvement at the state, regional and national levels, serving as southern regional director from 2012 to and regional vice-director for two years before that. He was president of the Florida association in 2004. Mr. McAvoy said he was humbled and honored by the con dence his fellow county agents showed in him by picking him for the prestigious position, adding that he was greatly anticipating the new role. I look forward to being able to give of my time and the knowledge that I have accumulated over my career in Extension to give back to NACAA and help to mentor new agents looking into Extension as a career, he said. I expect to continue in the tradition of helping to make our association a place where agents can exchange ideas and gain knowledge that they can put back to work in their local communities. Asked whether he had any special emphasis or projects in mind for the association when he takes over as president, Mr. McAvoy said: Extension is changing as the country becomes more urban, and county agents re ect the diversity of our population. We are seeing more females and minorities enter into Extension, and I want to strive to make sure that NACAA provides them with a warm welcome and meets their needs moving forward. He stated that hes also concerned about ordinary Americans attitudes toward their food providers. I hope to act as a voice for agriculture because as more Americans lose McAvoy poised to lead ag agents national group Special to The Clewiston NewsDonna and Gene McAvoy at the recent NACAA annual meeting. See MCAVOY Page 2 See HEALTH Page 2 Community News ... Page 3

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 I State Road (SR) 15 / US 441 / US 98 from South of Morgan Road to South of Shirley Drive Palm Beach County, Florida Financial Project ID: 43 9843 -1 -5 2 -01The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, will conduct a Public Information Workshop regarding proposed improvements to SR 15, which include milling and resurfacing of the existing pavement, widening the shoulders, replacing existing guardrail, and installing new signs and pavement markings. The Public Information Workshop is scheduled for T hurs day, September 13, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pahokee Community Center Cafeteria located at 360 E ast Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476. The workshop will have an open house format and staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance at any time during the workshop. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms Yua net Letzelter P .E ., Project Manager, at least seven (7) days prior to the Project W orkshop Contact Information: Ms. Yuanet Letzelter P .E ., Project Manager 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 7774428 or toll free at (866) 336-8435, ext. 4 428 E mail: Yuanet.Letzelter PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOPDATE: T hurs day, September 13, 2018 TIME: 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Pahokee Community Center 360 E. Main Street P ahokee, FL 33 476FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP Special to The Clewiston News CLEWISTON The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation is planning a Keys to Health Dueling Pianos event on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove RV Resort in LaBelle. The HRMC Foundation invites anyone interested to join its members for a fun-lled evening where their entertainers will com pete on the pearly keys in a high-energy, all-request singalong, in which the audience will be just as much a part of the show as the pianists. Tickets are $75 and include heavy hors douevres; there will be a cash bar. Limited bus transportation will be available from Clewiston to the event. Tickets may be purchased at www.bidpal.net/duelingpianos2018, and more information is available by contacting Electa Waddell at 863-983-2735 or emailing ewaddell@hrmc.us. Dueling Pianos to raise cash for HRMC touch with their agricultural roots, people have less of an understanding of where their food comes from and what it takes to feed the nation. Mr. McAvoy will be the 102nd head of NACAA and only the second Floridian to serve as NACAA president. The rst was John Henry Lodge, NACAA president in 1949. He believes that the nations strength is rooted in rural America. We are dependent on a strong agricultural sector, and I hope to ensure that Extension continues to support Americas farmer and ranchers into the fu ture. Agriculture has an important story to tell, and I am proud to be in a position to do that on a local, state and national basis. God forbid if we ever lose our ability to feed ourselves. He earned his bachelors degree from Rutgers University in plant science and a masters degree from Rutgers in horticulture, beginning work in 1997 with UF/IFAS Extension as Regional Specialized Vegetable Extension Agent for Southwest Florida. Mr. McAvoy has been Hendry County Extension director since 2005, and as a regional vegetable agent hes served farmers in neighboring counties as well, including Glades. Mr. McAvoy noted that he is also thankful and blessed to have the support of his loving wife, Donna, as he takes on this new responsibility. The NACAA provides leadership and professional improvement opportunities to their members, who work for Extension Service programs through land grant universities across the country and in Puerto Rico. MCAVOYContinued From Page 1 similar; some are not as good. But what the city has narrowed it down to, to the best of our ability, is that ... United Healthcare Plan 3 is the most similar, we think, to the Plan 59 of Blue Care. So what we were going to propose is, if you decide to make a change to United Healthcare, that plan three be the citys base plan, and if employees wanted to buy up to a better plan, they could buy up to the number two plan. Mr. Perry said doing that would result in the citys cost being only 10 percent higher than what its paying now. Mayor Gardner invited representatives of the two companies to speak, and when Aar on Carper, director of group health for Florida Municipal Insurance Trust (FMIT), came to the podium, she asked how many other cities were in the League of Cities insurance pool. He answered that they number about 60. Commissioner Kristine Petersen wanted to know if the staff had compared apples to apples, inquiring about how the plans were different. Gloria Rosen, Clewistons longtime agent from Blue Care, said its plans are all copay plans, meaning that there is zero deductible with the exception of three areas, with at copayments and no percentage billed for extra costs. Uniteds plans with this league, they all have either a 10 or a 20 percent copayment after a deductible for most of the benets, as well as the fact that you pay a $15 copay to a primary doctor, $30 to a specialist, but also if there are excess things done at the doctors ofce other than preventative, once-a-year care you have to pay the difference, which is called balance billing. And yes, my rates are very high in comparison, its true, she nished, pointing out she had asked for more time to work on the proposal because she had not seen Uniteds plans or rates before Aug. 16 when the bids were opened. Ms. Petersen questioned whether employees would get the same sort of personal service Ms. Rosen had been providing, and Mr. Carper answered that FMIT has ofces in Orlando and a good reputation for its customer service operators. Mayor Gardner asked Mr. Perry whether switching insurers would cause any detriment to the city or employees health coverage, and he answered no, adding, That being said, Gloria has provided great service to the city for a long time. Commissioner Phillip Roland wanted to know the cost difference in dollars, and Finance Director Shari Howell said it would be $79,609 less for the medical plan than to stay with Blue Care. Commissioner Julio Rodriguez questioned Mr. Carper on FMITs premium increases for other municipal clients over the past several years, and he answered that they ranged in the low to mid-single digits of percent higher. Mr. Roland ended up seconding Mr. Ro driguezs motion to accept the League of Cities FMIT bid, adding, I want to thank Gloria for everything shes done for the city and me personally. Ms. Petersen called Ms. Rosen a great advocate for the employees. The motion passed 4-0, with Vice Mayor Michael Atkinson absent. HEALTHContinued From Page 1

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August 30, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562 Anabel Miranda (863) 228 6296 EspaolCurt Thompson (863) 677-1064 (863) 983-8559 528 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL See our other listings at www.rawlsrealestate.comCLEWISTON HOMES / MOBILE HOMES 4/3.5 Large lot w/pool 1205 Pinewood $439,9K 2/2 MH 551 Fleetwood St. $55K Reduced 53,9K 2/2 Condo Bass Capitol #704 Reduced $102.9K 3/2 800 W. Alverdez Ave $170K 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K RENT ALS RESIDENTI AL / C OMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo 2 BR/1BA 527 W. Haiti Ave. $1050. mo ACRE AGE L A N D & LOTS MOOR E H AV EN / L AKE P O R T / L AKE P L ACI D 2/2 Lake Access 1075 Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd. 5 acres with pond $349,9K 2/2 121 Parkview Dr. Lake Placid $120K 4/2 w/lrg. fam. room, 457 Ave. N $164,9K Res. Lot 402 Pinecrest, Moore Haven $7K 6 Buildable lots available in Sky Valley, Clewiston Starting at $19K 2755 Milum Dr. Lakeport, 3.18 ac. Lake Access, waterfront, MAKE OFFER! $175K 28 ac. Hwy 27 Frontage $16K per acre, Venus, FL 77 ac. $11,5K per acre, Venus, FL (great hunting) 10 ac. $12.5K per acre, Venus, FL (weekend retreat) 901 Yacht Club Way $8,9K Moore Haven Lots Starting at $10K 20 Acres Hwy 80 Frontage $18.5K per acre COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT 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 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd., Moore Haven 5 ac with pond $349,9k 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 Red Cross installs alarmsThe American Red Cross is able to pro vide smoke alarms at no cost to at risk communities as well as provide re safety education and check existing smoke alarms. They will install new smoke alarms at no cost in the City of Clewiston on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like them to visit your home, call the Clewiston Library at 863-983-1493 to sign up.Florida B. Thomas LibraryStop by the Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave. in Clewiston, to sign up for a free smoke detector, and installation, from the American Red Cross. Today, Aug. 30, is the last day to sign up. For information, call 863-902-3322.Pool days and hours setThe Harlem Community Pool, 2001 10th St. in Clewiston, is now open on Saturdays through Sept. 1 and on Labor Day, Sept 3. Pool hours are 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $2.Soccer Shoot set Sept. 11The local Elks Soccer Shoot will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Sugarland Park soccer elds, 100 Sugarland Park Drive in Clewiston. Registration will be held at the pavilion from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. The top three contestants in each age group will receive medals and be invited to the Southeast District Soccer Shoot in Clewiston on Saturday, Oct. 13. Age groups for boys and girls are: U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, and U-16 (age as of Aug. 1). This is a free event. Parents and spectators are welcome.HGUNC meeting set Sept. 7Nonprots representatives and the public are invited to the Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) meeting to be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Glades County Regional Training Facility, 1030 Industrial Drive in Moore Haven. For information, call Terri Miazga at 813-892-5021 or email hgunc133@gmail.com.FCT auditions set Sept. 8Open auditions for the Firehouse Community Theatres (FCT) 26th season will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the theater, 241 N. Bridge St. in LaBelle. If you are interested in becoming an actor, stage manager, backstage assistant, lighting, sound, props, costumes, etc. please stop by. For information, call 863-675-3066 and leave a message or visit www.rehousecommunitytheatre.com.Drug/Tobacco meeting setThe Drug Free Hendry County Coalition and the Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership will hold a meeting on Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 310 Campbell St. in LaBelle. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For information call Andrea May at 863-674-4041 ext. 6017, or email Andrea.May@health.gov Community News Special to The Clewiston News FORT MYERS NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties invites sponsors to partner with them in an effort to raise awareness and funds for mental health via NAMIWalks Southwest Florida, their rst annual 5K walk. The walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, and will begin at 7 p.m. at the City of Fort Myers Pier. The fundraising goal is $75,000. Celebrating its 16th year, NAMIWalks takes place in more than 85 communities across the country to raise money for vital NAMI programs and services that are pro vided to those in need free of cost. This is the rst time it will take place in Southwest Florida, specically in Fort Myers. Mental health disorders are prevalent in todays busy and stress-lled society. We see it, we hear about it, and many of us live it. We have all been affected by mental illness in one form or another. I have known, worked with, as well as had family members and friends who have had to deal with mental illness. Sometimes it was apparent, sometimes hidden, but just because it cannot be seen on the outside doesnt mean that it doesnt hurt those suffering, said Vacharee Howard, who is NAMI Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties executive vice president. The NAMIWalks has been long overdue and there is no better time than now for all of us in Southwest Florida to come together. This walk is a chance to bring us all together to celebrate who we are as a community. With this event we hope to Fill the Bridge with people that want to help us change the way the world sees mental ill ness. Lets show our community that we care about one another and our future and that we are stronger together. No one should ever have to walk through their toughest day alone, Ms. Howard contin ued. Various levels of sponsorship are avail able for the event, including: Kilometer Sponsor, $250; Supporter, $500; Bronze, $1,000; Kick-off Event, $1,500; Silver, $2,500; Gold, $5,000; Major, $7,500; Pre senting, $10,000; and Premier, $15,000. Special sponsorship recognition is also available for major donors of goods and services and is dependent on the cash val ue of the donation. This includes the spon sorship of food and beverages. On Saturday, Sept. 29, check-in will be gin promptly at 6 p.m., and various activi ties for all ages will take place throughout the evening, including activities for those who wish to participate but not walk. Fund raising walk teams are also encouraged. Register for free at NAMIWalks South west Florida at https://namilee.org/nami walks_sw/. For more information about NAMIWalks Southwest Florida or details about donating, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor visit www.namilee.org. NAMI seeking sponsors for the rst ever NAMIWalks 5K in SW Florida

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dr. John Hankins Independent-Fundamental King James Bible ~ Old fashioned Preaching Traditional Hymns Service Times Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 11am Sunday Night 6pm Thursday Night Prayer & Bible Study 7pm For more information, please call 863-214-6121 www.victorybaptistclewiston.com 705 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, FL 33440Located in the center of Clewiston The Clewiston News/Richard MarionThe Clewiston High School junior varsity football team dominated the Okeechobee Brahmans 38-0 on Aug. 23 at Okeechobee High School. The two junior varsity teams will meet up again on Oct. 4 in Clewiston, and the varsity squads will face each other in the nal game of the regular season on Nov. 2 at Okeechobee High School. The 2018-19 Vegetable Production Handbook, produced by the University of Florida/ Insititute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is hot off the press. Hendry County Exten sion Director Gene McAvoy will be distrib uting them over the coming weeks. Anyone who wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County Extension Ofce at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Veggie Production Handbook available Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner

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August 30, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 10%w WAREHOUSE Clearance SALEUP TO O FF50%-75% Look for Bright Colored TagsLABOR DAY plusGET AN EXTRA10% OFFAUG. 28 SEPT. 3ONLYON PURCHASE OF $1,499 OR MORE WE WILL OPEN LABOR DAY 117 S. Bond St. Clewiston 863-983-8166 Russell Knox Ford, 81 MOORE HAVEN Russell Knox Ford died Aug. 22, 2018. He was born May 26, 1937 in Mount Sterling, Ky. to the late William and Dolly Mae (Kingsolv er) Ford. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechani cal Engineering from Purdue University and worked for the Harris Corporation for 32 years, retiring as a Program Manager. A resident of Moore Haven for 20 years, hav ing come from Melbourne, he was an avid sherman. He was a member of Lakeport Christian Church. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his par ents. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vel ma Ford; daughter, Cindy Mills (Bill), of Tallahassee; brother, Jeff Ford (Debbie), of Zephyrhills; sisters, Betty Manniett (Raymond), of Illinois, Marian Ford, of Cocoa Beach, Emily Walker (David), of Tampa, and Lloyd Thompson (J.C.), of Georgia; granddaughter, Savannah Mills; aunt, Ann Ford, of Tampa; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Lakeport Christian Church with Pastor Frank Moore ofciating. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. e o ces of Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon, located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue in Clewiston and 450 South Main Street in Labelle will be closing e ective August 31, 2018. For any immediate questions, call 863-902-3093. Copies of patient medical records may be picked up at the orthopedic o ce located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. Please contact your Primary Care Provider for assistance in locating a physician to continue any ongoing treatment. Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic Practice Fred N. Thomas, 73CLEWISTON Fred N. Thomas passed away Aug. 23, 2018 in Clewiston. He was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Scottsville, Ky. to Hubert and Lucille (Devine) Thomas. Fred worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years as a mail carrier. He was a member of the Clewis ton Elks Lodge # 1853 and the Moore Haven Fraternal Order of Eagles # 4523. An avid golfer, he founded and organized Freds Annual Golf Scramble for 13 years benetting the Elks Scholarship Fund. Fred leaves behind his two children, Jenny Nelson and Jacob Thomas; his two grandchildren; his brother, Larry Thomas and many lifelong friends. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu neral 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. Vegetable Production Handbook available from Hendry Extension The 2018-19 Vegetable Production Handbook, produced by the University of Florida/ Insititute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is hot off the press. Hendry County Extension Director Gene McAvoy will be distributing them over the coming weeks. Anyone who wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County Extension Of ce at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Florida B. Thomas Library to present Smithsonian Poster ExhibitThe Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave. in Harlem, will present the Smithsonian Poster Exhibit highlighting the history of migration in the United States from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30. America and its history are a patchwork of many tales that have been woven over time from the voyages of people both voluntary and involuntary who traveled from city to city, state to state and around the world to nd new opportunities. Whether by air, land or sea, travel has played a crucial part in our economic and cultural identities. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) presents Journey Stories, a set of seven posters designed to encourage dialogue, engagement and participation in classrooms and communities on how movement has de ned America. For information, call 863-902-3322.

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 Central County Water Drainage District is looking to hire a Highway Maintenance Tech. Duties include, Operating basic highway main repair and clean highways and right-of-ways; Moves and loads supplies and materials; route markers, and pavement markings; Performs emergency response activities sures, placement of signs, and erecting bar ricades; minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections; Performs miscellaneous labor tasks; Performs job documentation Performs related job duties as assigned. Cleans debris from roadways and right a ways. Must possess a valid and clean,drivers license and clean background check. Applications may be picked up at Central County Water Drainage District, 475 S. Cab bage Palm Street, Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440. Glades County B.O.C.C. EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIREMENT Full Time Job Openings Recycle Coordinator Service Truck Mechanic/Operator Please visit www.myglades.com to view job SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Gabrielle Ibietatorremendia Human Resources Director 198 6TH Street P.O. Box 1527 Moore Haven, Fl 33471 (863) 946-6009 F (863) 946-2290 Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace. Veterans Preference will be given inaccordance with Florida Statutes 295.07. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 A & M Labor Management, Inc. is hiring 50 fa rmworkers to plant and cut suga rcane crops in Glades, Hendry Pa lm Beach, and Martin Counties, FL for a tempor ary p eriod starting on 09/17/2018 and ending on 01/01/2019. The wages offere d are the highest of $11.29/hr or a pplicable piece ra tes. Thre e (3) months v erifiable work experience ha rvesting sugarcan e is required. This job requires prolonge d standing,bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in al l types of weathe r. Wo rkers may be re quested to submit to ra ndom drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker Wo rkers must be able to lift and carry 70lbs. re petitively throughout the workda y. Employ er guar antees work will be av ailable for at least three-quarters of the p eriod stated. Re quired t ools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker Housing will be av ailable for work ers who cannot reasonably return home after each working da y. Tr ansportation and meal expenses will be provided, or re imbursed after 50% of the work contra ct is completed, if appropriate. A pplicants should a pply fo r the position at their local State Wo rk force Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10739772. Employment Full Time Cox Air Conditioning is looking for experienced A/C Service Tech and Installers. Must have at least 2 years experience Self-motivated, basic tools for the job Clean driving record Pay based on experience Quarterly Bonuses Take home vehicle Stop in to apply at 99 N Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL 33935. Employment Full Time Harvesting Supervisor Gulf Harvesting, Inc. Felda, FL (minutes from Lehigh) Job Description This full time, non-ex empt position will support and report to the Harvesting Manager on all matters related to daily harvesting activities. The quality of work should be accurate, dependable and with attention to detail. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Direct field crews on daily basis determine blocks to be picked, pick price, spot picking Test fruit for maturity and pressure Maintain required documents picking tickets, block closures, price changes Perform block by block tree counts annually Provide yield estimates for all blocks during non-harvesting months Required Skills and Experience General knowledge of harvesting FRESH and JUICE fruit Citrus related experi ence preferred Bilingual a plus Strong verbal and communication skills Organized, self-motivated and demonstrates efficient use of time Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Full health and retirement benefits offered. Send resumes to: hr.manager@cpigroves. com Employment Full Time Quera palmeras exper imentadas cosechando tripulacin. Para trabajar en Lykes Ranch. $15 por hora o por palmera, 10 que sea mayor. Tambin bonos semanales de produccin. Texto Dave en 352-281-0235 Wanted Diesel mechanic to work on older catepiller loaders, army trucks, flatbed trailers for fast paced palm harvesting company. $18-26 per hour. Job location Highland and Okeechobee county Text David 352-281-0235 Wanted experienced Palm tree harvesting crew to work on Lykes Ranch. $15 per hour or $15 per palm whichever is greater. Also weekly production bonuses. Test david at Gateway Farms 352-281-0235 Employment Part Time HANDYMAN wanted for 2 rental houses. Call 970-708-9993. 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. Apartments BELLE GLADE 2Bdrm., 1Ba. plus bonus room. $675 mo. No pets. 305487-2850 Houses Rent RIVER HOME 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room, corner lot on canal & river, East of LaBelle, $1100/mo. 970708-9993. READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. 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August 30, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CA 0002035T WEALTH PARTNERS, LP, Plaintiff, vs. RUBY C. SULLIVAN; ESTATE OF RUBY C. SULLIVAN; and UNKNOWN HEIRS OF RUBY C. SULLIVAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION; CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE -PROPERTY TO: Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. Estate of Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. Unknown Heirs of Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Hendry County: Lots 33 and 34, Block 4486, Unit 63, Cape Coral Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 21, Pages 48 through 81, inclusive, of the Public Records of Lee County, Florida. Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Owen Sokolof, Esq., Sokolof Remtulla Stengel, LLC, Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 224 Datura Street, Suite 515, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, on or before Thirty (30) days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you and the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 2nd, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK Sokolof Remtulla Stengel LLC 224 Datura Street, Suite 515 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 OSokolof@floridalitlaw.com SRemtulla@floridalitlaw.com SStengel@floridalitlaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff Telephone: 561-507-5252 272668 CN 8/16,23,30;9/6/2018 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual Landowners Meeting of the East Beach Water Control District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 8:30 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years, 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least five (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Roger Hatton, President 279479 SUN 8/30;9/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby provided that the South Florida Water Management District issued a De Miminis Exemption for Environmental Resource Permit (Exemption No. 26-01269-P, Application Number 180308-375) to Jerrie Lindsey of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (620 North Meridian Street. Tallahassee, FL 32301). The proposed project is for the construction of a driveway, limited public access parking and information kiosk for the project known as Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area located in Hendry County, Section 10, Township 44S, Range 9E. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the per mit, including proposed limiting conditions, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561-682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/ Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The Districts proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing. 281919 CN 8/30/2018 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 NOTICE OF MEETING The Pt. Labelle Community Development District Board of Super visors will conduct a public hearing and meet at 5:30 PM on Thursday September 6, 2018 at the District Office, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing and meeting is to adopt a tentative budget for the 2018 2019 fiscal year and tentative millage rate for Glades County and Hendry County for fiscal year 2018 2019 and to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. Jason Martinez, Chairman 284007 CN/GCD/CB 8/30/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING The Pt. Labelle Community Development District Board of Super visors will conduct a public hearing and meet at 5:30 PM on Thursday September 6, 2018 at the District Office, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing and meeting is to adopt a tentative budget for the 2018 2019 fiscal year and tentative millage rate for Glades County and Hendry County for fiscal year 2018 2019 and to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. Jason Martinez, Chairman 284007 CN/GCD/CB 8/30/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Public AuctionPursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent w/ power of attorney will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest bidder; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer premi um; any person interested ph (954) 563-1999 Sale date September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave Ft Lauderdale FL 33309 32343 2007 Kenworth VIN#: 3WKAD49X67F207196 Lienor: Gator Diesel Truck Parts & Chrome Shops LLC 27107 US Hwy 27 Moorehaven 863-5130907 Lien Amt $25234.47 Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911 281947 CN 8/30/2018 Public Notice Public Notice *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation ProjectBids will be received by the District One Office until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 for the following Proposals: E1R89 BDI Sidewalk Repair in Hendry County. Budget Amount: $20,000.00 E1R91-R0 Canal Cleaning and Reshaping in Glades and Hendry Counties. Budget Amount: $120,000.00 Z1065-R0 Pre-Event Traffic Signal Repair District-Wide. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 282409 CN 8/309/6/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 16000169CAAXMXWELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. THERESA L. JOHNSON, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 10, 2016, and entered in 16000169CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5 is the Plaintiff and THERESA L. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THERESA L. JOHNSON; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION are the Defendant(s). Barbara Butler as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor, Labelle, FL 33935, at 11:00 AM, on September 19, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK D, LABELLE TERRACE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUN TY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 272 E. LINCOLN AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of August, 2018. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTAMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Re quests for accommodations may be presented on this form, in anoth er written format, or orally. Please complete the attached form (see website) and return it to doliver@ca.cjis20.org as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Upon request by a qualified individual with a disability, this document will be made available in an alternate format. If you need assistance in completing this form due to your disability, or to request this document in an alternate format, please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, phone (863) 675-5229, e-mail doliver@ca.cjis20.org281545 CN 8/23,30/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2017-CA-000536 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI CATE TRUST 2000-1 Plaintiff(s), vs. GRACIETA ALVAREZ; CARLOS L. HERRING; GRACIELA ALVAREZ; MARY HARKER; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE; W S BADCOCK CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GRACIETA ALVAREZLast known address 693 Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Previous address 1782 Melissa Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 310 N. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 129 N. Pearl St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 GRACIELA ALVAREZLast known address 693 Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Previous address 1782 Melissa Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 310 N. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 129 N. Pearl St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: The Southeast One-Quarter of the Southeast One-Quarter of the Southeast One Quarter of the Northeast One-Quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an Easement for an Access Road on the South 40 Feet Thereof, Subject to an Easement for Access Road of the East 40 Feet Thereof, Also known as Lot 5319 and 5320 in Montura Ranch Estates Unrecorded. : and that certain 1999 Meri, Mobile Home Serial Number(s):FLHML3B127320467A, FLHML3B127320467B. Property address: 310 N Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 21st day of August, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 283255 CN 8/30;9/6/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 18-CP-000085IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN PERRY SMITH, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Calvin Perry Smith, deceased, whose date of death was June 23, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attomey are set fo1th below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedents Estate on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Comt WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the 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 SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 23rd, 2018. Personal Representative: Adele E. Smith 18140 Riverchase Court Alva, FL 33920 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kevin A. Kyle Attorney for Adele E. Smith Florida Bar Number: 980595 GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP 1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33919 Telephone: (239) 936-7200 Fax: (239) 936-7997 E-Mail: kevinkyle@gskattorneys.com 280747 CN 8/30;9/6/2018 Administr ation of Estates Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP 2018-040IN RE: ESTATE OF HAPPY JONES Deceased. PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Happy Jones, deceased, whose date of death was April 8, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Flor ida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other 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 notice is August 30th, 2018. Personal Representative: Joletta Kay John-Carney 6350 N. 33rd Street Hollywood, FL 33024 Jocelyn K. Skipper SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-1549 Florida Bar No. 0118430 E-Mail Address: jocelyn@heartlandlaw.com 282700 GCD 8/30;9/6/2018 Land Sale MOORE HAVEN Frontage on Rt. US #27, DEVELOPMENT SITE 2 ACRES ENTIRE CITY BLOCK Zoned commercial. Adjacent to court house, high school, etc. APARTMENT SITE (8 units) Near river. Walk to school. Townhouses or Rental Apartments. Call owner for details 863-673-5071 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/10/2018 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 2017 DODGE 2C3CDXBG0HH644288 1996.NISS JN1CA21D8TT172466 1977 HONDA GL13002891 283676 CN 8/30/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/21/2018, 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. 1FTNE24L66HA09772 2006 FORD 283971 CN 8/30/2018 PUBLIC NOTICEWorkshop of the Board of Commissioners of the Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. Topic: Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Date: August 30, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Vera M. Hopson Chambers, located at Pahokee Housing Authoritys PUBLIC NOTICE To whom it may concern, The Glades County Sher cow in the Muse area. The claimed by the owner(s). Please contact Detective Sergeant Daryl Sherley at 863-946-1600 ext. 2111 if you have any information or to retrieve the cow. AD 283708 GCD 08/30, 9/6/2018 Fictitious Name Notice Is Hereby Given that JOHNSON BROS. CORPORATION, PMB#329, 52 Riley Rd, Celebration, FL 34747, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of RJB CONSTRUCTORS JOINT VENTURE, with its principal place of business in the State of Flor ida in the County of Hendry, filed an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name with the Florida Department of State. 283678 CN 8/30/2018 Notice Is Hereby Given that RUST CONSTRUCTORS INC., 19219 Katy Fwy, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77094, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of RJB CONSTRUCTORS JOINT VENTURE, with its principal place of business in the State of Florida in the County of Hendry, filed an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name with the Florida Department of State. 283679 CN 8/30/2018 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Darrell Lavar Gunsby conducting a Tree & Lawn Service business at Hendry County, Florida, under the fictitious name of Keeping it Cut Tree Service & Lawn Maintenance and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Darrell Lavar Gunsby 989 Edison Avenue Labelle, FL 33935 Ownership of Keeping It Cut Tree Ser vice & Lawn Maintenance is as follows: Darrell Lavar Gunsby It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Keeping It Cut Tree Service & Lawn Maintenance under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida Acts of 1991. Emma Petre DATE: 5/16/2018 283226 CN/ 8/30/2018 Fictitious Name NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Darrell Lavar Gunsby conducting a Tree & Lawn Service business at Hendry County, Florida, under the fictitious name of Keeping it Cut Tree Service & Lawn Maintenance and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Darrell Lavar Gunsby 989 Edison Avenue Labelle, FL 33935 Ownership of Keeping It Cut Tree Ser vice & Lawn Maintenance is as follows: Darrell Lavar Gunsby It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Keeping It Cut Tree Service & Lawn Maintenance under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida Acts of 1991. Emma Petre DATE: 5/16/2018 283226 CN/ 8/30/2018 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 30, 2018 H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E S D A Y H E N D R Y R E G I O N A L M E D I C A L C E N T E R F O U N D A T I O N P R E S E N T SO A K G R O V E R V R E S O R T L A B E L L ESEPT.29 5:30 PMSATURDAY L i m i t e d B u s t r a n s p o r t a t i o n f r o m C l e w i s t o n a v a i l a b l e c a l l t o i n q u i r e 8 6 3 9 8 3 2 7 3 5 e w a d d e l l @ h r m c u s H E A V Y H O R S D O U E V R E S C A S H B A R J o i n u s f o r a f u n f i l l e d e v e n i n g a n d w a t c h o u r e n t e r t a i n e r s b a t t l e i t o u t b e h i n d t h e p i a n o s T h i s i s a h i g h e n e r g y a l l r e q u e s t s i n g a l o n g s h o w w h e r e t h e a u d i e n c e i s j u s t a s m u c h a p a r t o f t h e s h o w p u r c h a s e t i c k e t s : w w w b i d p a l n e t / d u e l i n g p i a n o s 2 0 1 8 Purchase Tickets: www.bidpal.net/duelingpianos2018 Electa Waddell 863-983-2735 ewaddell@hrmc.us 800.763.2114S t Lic #CMC O54668Refrigeration ~ AC ~ Ice MachinesServing the Lake Okeechobee Region Since 1929 CarrierJim and Monica McCarthy Clark By Richard MarionThe Clewiston News The Clewiston Tigers hit that road to face the Monsignor Pace Spartans on Aug. 31. The Tigers lost key members of their offense and defense in 2018 and nd them selves in something of a rebuilding phase as young players attempt to gain more experi ence. To make matters worse, Clewiston lost quarterback Chasman Ware a week before the regular season began to a shoulder inju ry. The Tigers lost their home opener to Fort Myers, 42-0. The Moore Haven Terriers are traveling to Lake Placid to battle the Dragons on Aug. 31. Itll be the rst regular-season action the Terriers have seen this year since their origi nal opponent Jupiter Christian forfeited last weeks game. Moore Haven won last years match against Lake Placid 20-6, but theyll be taking the eld without one of the key players during their undefeated 2017 sea son, quarterback John Cox, who graduated in 2018. The Okeechobee Brahmans will be making the long trip to Lake Wales to face the Highlanders on Aug. 31. Okeechobee is coming off a 42-17 loss to offensive power house John Carroll Catholic High Schools Golden Rams. Theyll be facing another strong and fast offensive team in the Highlanders. The Brahman defense will need to shut down the Highlanders run game to give the Okeechobee offense a chance to get rolling. The Pahokee Blue Devils are playing their rst home game of the regular season on Aug. 31 against Atlantic Community High School. Both teams are coming off victories in the rst week of the regular season. It promises to be a competitive game between the two schools. Last years contest saw the two battle each other to a 0-0 stalemate that went down as the only tie either team had in 2017. The Glades Day Gators will also be traveling this week to Naples to face the Community School of Naples on Aug. 31. The Gators fell to Benjamin 30-8 in the season opener on Aug. 23. Last years match against Benjamin was a high-scoring affair that saw the Gators ultimately lose 47-34 despite a late rally by Glades Day. The Glades Central Raiders will have their rst home game of the season on Aug. 31 against Oakleaf. The Raiders fell short in the season opener against University 356. University was up 28-0 before halftime, which forced Glades Central out of its game plan and had the Raiders playing catch-up the rest of the game. Football around the lake this week