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Editor’s note: The Sun requested each candidate to be featured in the Aug. 26 primary election to answer the following questions to be shared with our readers. Each candidate was sent the same questionnaire. The following are the answers to those questions: 1. A historical concern of our residents has been the under-representation of the Glades region at the county, state and federal level. How do you plan on rectifying this opinion? 2. What aspect of your platform do you feel should appeal the most to our residents? 3. What qualities or experience makes you the best candidate for the position? 4. What do you believe are the greatest needs of our area, and how do you plan on addressing them? 5. Complete the following sentence: “If elected, I promise the people of the Glades I will ... ” Kathy Foster, District 6 Palm Beach County Commission 1. I will open a Glades of ce and keep a staff member there full time. In the past, other commissioners have opened a Glades area of ce, but never kept it open. It is imperative that you have access to your county commissioner without having to drive 40 miles into downtown West Palm Beach. 2. Leadership and experience. It is very easy for candidates to talk about what they will do, but not what they have done to better their community. I have always walked the walk, not just talked the talk. When I see a problem, I nd a solution. When I experienced, rsthand, the dif culties our seniors faced when wanting to stay in their homes, I stepped up to the plate and founded Wellington Cares. Wellington Cares is a volunteer organization that provides free non-medical services (shopping, doctors appointments, etc.) to help our seniors stay in their homes and not have to go to nursing homes. I would like to bring this type of organization to the Glades. It really does take a village, but the village must have someone with the experience and ability to make things happen. I am the only candidate with that BY MELISSA BELTZ e SunGlades-area kids headed back to school this past Monday toting new school supplies, new backpacks and the new-school year attitude that usually accompanies the rst day of school. A fresh new attitude to make this year the best school year may be just what the doctor ordered after the preliminary school grades for elementary and middle schools were released by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) last month. According to the data, which are based primarily on student achievement on the FCAT 2.0 and End-ofCourse exams, not one elementary or middle school in the Glades area gained a higher grade from 2013 to 2014, though several schools did improve in total points. School grades are based on an 800-point scale for elementary schools and a 900-point scale for middle schools. Among those schools who received the same letter grade but increased in total points are K.E.C./ Canal Point Elementary School, Belle Glade Elementary School and RosenBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e SunVoters in the Belle Glade region showed up in moderate numbers during early voting at the Belle Glade Library this week. According to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Of ce’s unof cial tallies, an average of 32 voters showed up daily while early voting was open from Aug. 11 to 19 (the latest numbers available as of this writing, early voting ends Aug. 24), with 285 people in total casting their vote early. The numbers are just a prelude to the gures expected to be recorded on Tuesday during the primary election. Local voters will be hitting the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 26 to choose from an initial eld of political hopefuls. Among the more notable races locals will be voting on are the contests for Palm Beach County School Board District 6 and Palm Beach County Commission District 6. Both of these positions have shown a considerable amount of dedication to the Glades area by their previous of ce holders, even if these districts, by and large, represent larger numbers of people throughout the rest of the county. Marcia Andrews is defending her school board position, facing off against Joe Moore in the primary. A third participant, Carla Donaldson, withdrew her bid. Democratic voters will be casting their ballots for the county commission seat. Kathy Foster and Melissa Glades Schools See Little ImprovementPreliminary school grades for elementary and middle schools show no rise in grades, some rise in points earned Meet Your Candidates for County Commission, District 6Democratic candidates vie for votes in Tuesday’s primary Early Voting Cont’s; Election on TuesdayPrimary elections next Tuesday COURTESY PHOTOGlades elementary and middle schools posted the same or lower school grades this year compared to last. THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 2014VOL. 88 NO. 34 50¢ FUGITIVESEE PAGE 11 See Schools — Page 11 See Numbers — Page 8 See County — Page 8

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The following news items have been submitted by local schools. If you would like to have your school news printed, please send to sundesk@newszap.com.Rosenwald ElementaryDress Code Rosenwald’s School Advisory Council, or S.A.C., has voted to continue having students wear uniforms. The dress code for the 2014-2015 school year is as follows: tops: polo style shirts (collared) in orange, green, white, pink, or blue (any shade); bottoms: pants, shorts (knee length), skorts (knee length), skirts (knee length) and jumpers in khaki, black or navy blue. Jeans and Rosenwald T-shirts can be worn on Fridays. Our School Website Rosenwald parents are encouraged to follow the current events of the school by going to the school’s website located at www.edline.net/ pages/Rosenwald_Elementary_School.Belle Glade ElementaryMission Statement E.C.M.E. Educate, Challenge, Motivate and Empower 2013/14 Theme: Committing to the Process of Improving Student Achievement Dress Code for 2014-2015 Belle Glade Elementary will enforce a mandatory dress code for the 2014/2015 school year. This dress code was developed in compliance with School Board Policy 5.182 and received majority approval from the School Advisory Council, Belle Glade Elementary staff, and the community at large. This policy strives to enhance school safety, reduce peer pressure and student con ict, foster school pride and enrich the educational environment. All students are required to wear the following: longor short-sleeve collared polo-style shirts, any solid color; pants, shorts, skirts or jumpers in khaki, black, navy gray or green (no jeans). All pants and shorts must be worn on the waist and with a belt if they have belt loops. Jeans will be allowed on Fridays only with a school spirit shirt or any solid polo shirt. Jeans may also be worn when the temperature drops below 50 degrees. All shoes must be closed at the toe and heel; neither heelies, ip ops, sandals, nor slides will be permitted at any time.Glades Central High SchoolAnnouncements Glades Central HS is excited to start our 20142015 school year. We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Moore, formerly the principal at Belle Glade Elementary, to our school as principal. Parental involvement is so important to the success of our students. We hope parents will participate in these upcoming events:  School Advisory Council meetings are held every third Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Media Center  Open House: Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. Students should be in school every day. School begins at 7:25 a.m. In order for students to be on time to class, they should be on campus by 7:15 a.m. Dress Code The Dress Code will continue to be enforced all school year. Administrators will attempt to make parent contact for students out of compliance. Failure to be in dress code may result in disciplinary action. Repetitive violation of the dress code policy will result in more severe consequences. Due to violence across the nation, we will strictly enforce the dress code. Clear and mesh book-bags only. Glades Central Community High School students are required to wear uniforms Monday through Friday. Uniform guidelines are listed below:  Shirts: solid, collared polo shirts in maroon, gold or white (striped, collared shirts in school colors are not permitted). Button-down shirts of any kind or not allowed. Not accepted for boys or girls: any color outside of colors listed above, shirts without a collar, button down dickie/other shirts, and/or collared shirts with writing, pictures, designs or stripes.  Pants/shorts: solid colored in maroon, gold, white, black, khaki (not brown) or navy; shorts must be knee length. Not accepted for boys or girls: warm up, jogging or athletic shorts (this includes school P.E. shorts), jeans.  Uniform guidelines: undershirts can be worn but must not exceed the length of the collared shirt; all clothes must be worn in good taste; when wearing a sweater or jacket, a collared uniform shirt must be worn underneath.  Females: leggings cannot be worn underneath shorts; cleavage must not be showing; when wearing a jacket, the shirt underneath must be collared; khaki or other dresses, skirts, skorts and button down shirts in school colors are not a part of the uniform and cannot be worn.  Males: pants/shorts must not be sagging; when wearing a jacket, shirt underneath must be collared; students who wear items of clothing which, because of t, design, color, texture or inadequate coverage of the body, create classroom or school disorder, or which create a safety hazard, will be required to change clothing and will not be allowed to remain on campus. Also, clothing that promotes tobacco, alcohol or other items inappropriate for school-aged children are prohibited.  Shoes/Other: all shoes must have a strap or covering around ankle/heel; ipops, sandals, bedroom shoes, slides and backless/strapless shoes are not allowed; hair wraps, stocking caps, hats and other items covering the head are not permitted.Crossroads AcademyFirst School Advisory Council (SAC): Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Dress Code Polo Shirts (only): beige, white, maroon, blue, red, yellow, green Pants (long only): khakis, black, beige, blue, gray, brown, white and jeans. Belts must be worn by males and females. Clear or mesh backpacks only.Gove Elementary SchoolUpcoming Events Aug. 28: Early Release at 11:15 a.m. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING SUGAR HILL SECTOR PLAN The transmittal hearing to be conducted by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will be on August 26, 2014 at 5:05 p.m., at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston, Florida. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed sector plan is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (mjohnson@hendry”a. net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4914). Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 21, 2014 SCHOOL BRIEFS LIFE IS ONE GRAND, SWEET SONG SO START THE MUSIC. 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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014 4 HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERHendry Regional Medical Center is very pleased to announce that Nilda Lopez has earned her Certi ed Emergency Nurse (CEN) designation. The CEN certi cation is speci c to emergency nursing and measures the attainment of a de ned body of nursing knowledge. "At Hendry Regional Medical Center, we see a wide range of patients in our emergency department (ED). CEN training and certi cation ensures that our ED nurses are well prepared for our varied populations," says Sandi Viall, chief nursing of cer of Hendry Regional. Nilda Lopez Earns CEN Certi cation SUBMITTED PHOTOMs. Lopez has worked at Hendry Regional as an ED nurse since 2009. She was also employed at HRMC from 1991 to 2001. FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONThree Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation. "Turtles are a popular, commercially available food item throughout much of the world and, as a result, overharvest has occurred in many countries," said the FWC's Lt. George Wilson, who led the effort. "To prevent overharvest here, the FWC proactively banned commercial harvest of all native wild turtles in 2009," Wilson said. Wilson and other FWC investigators throughout Polk and Seminole counties developed the case over a three-and-a-half-month period after the March 21 arrest of My Van Vo (DOB 04/19/83) of 6935 Raymond Ave., Lakeland. Van Vo was caught by FWC of cers on Lake Apopka in possession of 87 live softshell turtles weighing in excess of 500 pounds. Subsequently, FWC investigators learned two other Lakeland men were poaching freshwater turtles on Lake Marion, Lake Haines, Crooked Lake and Lake Walk-In-Water as well as from the St. Johns River. The two men were transporting and selling their illegal catch to Harden and Son's Turtle Farm in Okeechobee. The three men were known to be involved in the illegal capture and exchange of a total of 2,100 pounds of live turtles. "We hope our efforts to protect wild turtle populations help ensure everyone has the opportunity to see freshwater turtles in the wild and harvest them recreationally," Wilson said. The FWC worked with the State Attorney's Of ce in Florida's 19th Judicial Circuit to charge Canh Van Nguyen (DOB 03/15/66) of 1226 Fairlee St., Lakeland, and Lieng Su Pham, (DOB 02/04/45) of 312 Lanceolate Dr., Winter Haven, with two felonies and four misdemeanors. The owner of the turtle farm, Franklin Gene Harden (DOB 11/28/58) of 3403 SW 26 Ave., Okeechobee, was charged with three felonies and four misdemeanors. For more information about freshwater turtles, visit MyFWC.com/Wildlife and select "Managed Species" or call your nearest FWC regional of ce. FWC Catches Commercial Turtle Poachers“...FWC PROACTIVELY BANNED COMMERCIAL HARVEST OF ALL NATIVE WILD TURTLES IN 2009.”LT. GEORGE WILSON

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Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Linda Sue Gann Stiles, 64CLEWISTON — Linda Sue Gann Stiles, age 64, of Clewiston, was reunited with her husband in Heaven on August 14, 2014. Linda was born in Perry, Florida on December 23, 1949, to John and Annie Hudson Gann. She worked for many years for the Hendry Count y Sheriff’s Of ce as the Head Secretary of the Criminal Division of Investigation. She married Edward Kenneth Stiles. She attended the Evangel Assembly of God Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister who will be greatl y missed by all who knew and loved her. She leaves behind her loving children, Daniel Westberry, Shelley Stiles and Michelle Westberry; grandchildren, Bradley, Chandler and his wife Alicia Stiles, Riley Westberry, Kiszka Westberry and Olivia Barber; brother, Dennis Gann and his wife Nell; sisters, Sandra and her husband James Ingram, Caroline and her husband Brad Keller, Rebecca and her husband Bill Young. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one baby brother; David Gann. A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 in Evangel Assembly of God Church where Pastor Gary Corley of ciated. Inurnment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of owers, Linda wanted donations in her honor to be made to the Zola Levitt Ministries P.O. Box 12268 Dallas, Texas 75225-0268 Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. You may view the online obituar y and leave your condolences to Linda’s family at www.akin-davis.comPaul O. Donnelly, 75CLEWISTON — Paul O. Donnelly, age 75, of Clewiston, passed away after a lengthy illness at Kingshouse in LaBelle. Paul was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 2, 1938 to the late Roland and Ruth Lincoln Donnelly. He enlisted in the Coast Guard at the age of 17 and served from 1955-1959; he moved to Florida and operated the A&W Restaurant in Clewiston for many years, then later he opened the Donnelly’s Restaurant and ran this restaurant until his retirement in 1997. He met and married Betty Crawford in July 14, 1983; she survives. He also leaves behind his loving children, Steven Donnelly and his wife Celeste of New Jersey, James Donnelly of South Carolina, Wade Blair of Naples, Florida and Denisa Donnelly of Texas; his seven grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. There are no local services planned, however there will be a memorial service in South Carolina at a later date. Local cremation arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral HomeClewiston. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences and memories of Paul at www.akin-davis.comRay Russell DomerOKEECHOBEE — Ray Russell Domer of Okeechobee passed away in his home in Pine Island on August 17, 2014. As a sixth generation Floridian, Ray was born in Okeechobee on February 29, 1956 to Russell and Martha (Walker) Domer. At just twenty-two years old, Ray became the third generation owner and operator of Domer’s Machine Shop. Started by Ray’s grandfather, Victor, in 1926, Domer’s is one of the oldest family owned storefront in Okeechobee and is celebrating its 88th year in business. In 1982, Ray married the late Ginger Greenberger Domer (1956-1987). In 1987, the couple welcomed son Justin to their family. In 1989, Ray married Cynthia (Cindi) Woodham Domer in Roseburg, Oregon. Some of Ray’s fondest memories were made while traveling through the Paci c Northwest with Cindi shortly after their wedding. Cindi quickly stepped into the role of mother to Justin and the family welcomed son Jacob in 1995. Ray and Cindi gave birth to, but sadly lost daughter Nettie Graceson in 1996. While he was happiest spending his days on the water with his loved ones, Ray was passionate about continuing his family’s dedication to service in Okeechobee County. In November 2004, Ray upheld this tradition when he beat a second-term incumbent and was elected to the Okeechobee County Commission. Ray proudly continued to serve his community with subsequent reelections in both 2008 and 2012. In addition to his service as a County Commissioner, Ray also was a dedicated member of the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge for over thirtyve years. Ray was predeceased by his late wife, Ginger Greenberger Domer; his daughter, Nettie Graceson Domer; his father, Russell Victor Domer; and his mother, Martha Walker Domer. He is survived by his wife of twentyve years, Cynthia Woodham Domer; his sons, Justin Ray Domer and Jacob Holdon Domer; his sisters, Alvina Domer Robertson and Jean Domer Rogers (Steve), as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, and friends. Ray’s legacy will forever live on, not only in the hearts of his friends and family, but in the community as a whole. He served as a beacon of strength, morality, and love and we were all made better by his presence. A viewing will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Buxton and Bass Funeral Home (400 N. Parrott Ave.) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family requests that you bring your favorite photo of Ray to add to a family memory book. The funeral service will take place at the First Baptist Church (401 S.W. 4th Street) on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10 a.m.; graveside service and reception to follow. Yoshie Otsuki Hajek, 89CLEWISTON — Yoshie Otsuki Hajek, 89, of Clewiston, passed away on August 9, 2014. Yoshie was born in Tokyo, Japan on August 12, 1924 and moved to Florida with her husband, Frank Hajek and daughter, Anna in 1971. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Alvarez; son-in-law, Benny Alvarez; and son, Tadao Otsuki. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Emi, Nami, Tessa and Tiffany; and one great granddaughter, Mako. A very special thanks to all those who provided her care at Palm Terrace and Hendry Regional Medical Center. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Pioneer Baptist Church. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Obituaries Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014 6 ARREST REPORT This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it.Martin Eduardo Gonzalezfonseca, 21 • Arrested: May 21 • Released: May 27 • Multiple charges, sex asslt vict ovr 12 yoa physical force no dmg Kenneth Pethea Rawls, 50 • Arrested: May 21 • Released: Not yet available • Multiple charges, fraud-imperson false id given to leo Christopher P. Dixon, 49 • Arrested: May 25 • Released: May 25 • Trespassing property armed Verterria Donaldson, 25 • Arrested: May 1 • Released: May 4 • Multiple charges, aggrav asslt weapon w deadly weapon without intent to kill Derric S. Johnson, 34 • Arrested: May 7 • Released: May 7 • Making false report knowingly give false info to leo allgd crime Earl Small, 66 • Arrested: May 8 • Released: June 6 • Sex offender violation fail to report vacating permanent residence Pervis Rascoe, 33 • Arrested: May 9 • Released: May 30 • Multiple charges, burgl unoccupied conveyance unarmed Jonvia J. Mcdonald, 33 • Arrested: May 23 • Released: June 3 • Aggrav battery person uses a deadly weapon Josefa G. Vazquez, 29 • Arrested: May 25 • Released: May 25 • Dui-unlaw bld alch dui alcohol or drugs Marco Antono Segura, 31 • Arrested: May 26 • Released: May 26 • Moving traf c viol drive while lic susp habitual offender Jimmie Lee Lane, 24 • Arrested: May 30 • Released: May 30 • Multiple charges, cocaine-possess possess cocaine

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experience. 3. As a 35-year resident of District 6 and the Western communities, a successful small business owner, the former Mayor of Wellington and an active community leader, I am uniquely quali ed to represent the residents of District 6. As the rst elected member of the ACME Improvement District, the rst Mayor of Wellington and a former Wellington councilwoman, I have 11 years of experience making tough decisions as an elected of cial. The county commission is not the place for on-the-job training. I have already worked on many of the issues that affect our county. My primary opponent has never held public of ce or even lived in District 6 prior to renting a home in the district in order to run here. 4. -Focusing on economic development of the Glades area including, but not limited to, the inland port. We must diversify the types of industries we bring to the region. -Working with incoming businesses to ensure the people of the Glades get jobs and training. -Fighting for comprehensive infrastructure development we must not only repair the deteriorating infrastructure, but be committed to exploring new water, waste water, ber optic, solar and windmill technologies. -Keeping our residents safe by encouraging the Sheriff's of ce to expand community policing and PAL programs. I will also encourage more law enforcement sensitivity training for the diverse communities in the area. -Working with the school district to expand the West Tech program, giving more residents the opportunities to learn a trade. -Working to expand the hours of operation of local parks and facilities. 5. If elected, I promise the people of the Glades I will not make promises I cannot keep. I will make sure the Glades have a seat at the table. I will create a Glades Leadership Roundtable, comprised of all stakeholders in the area, as well as everyday citizens, to brainstorm new and creative ideas that bene t the area. Endorsements: John Walsh Host of America's Most Wanted; Burt Aaronson, former County Commissioner; Michael Jackson South Bay; Wellington Chamber of Commerce PAC; National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC). I am also the only candidate to qualify by petition to get on the ballot. I received more than 1500 signatures, of which 650 were from Glades voters. Melissa McKinlay, District 6 Palm Beach County Commission 1. I've already been working on rectifying this opinion through my current job with the county. I am part of the team that has brought back millions for road improvements, water pipe replacement, and funding to reopen West Tech/Glades Construction Academy. As a commissioner, I will continue this work. It is my passion and what drove me to run for of ce. 2. Professionally, I have the relationships and the skill set to work with the other county commissioners, municipal and school board members, the Legislature and members of Congress to improve the infrastructure and education in the Glades. I have also spent 20 years as a grassroots volunteer, so I can work with business, nonprofits and churches to further enhance services in the Glades. Personally, I am also a mom a single mom to three teenagers (a 16yr old son and two daughters, ages 14 and 13), so I understand rsthand the struggles our families face and the sacri ces we all make to ensure they have what they need to succeed. I will base every decision on whether or not the program we put in place would be good enough for my family. If it is, we move ahead. If it is not, we keep working until it is. 3. Twenty years of professional experience at all three levels of government with extensive relationships with elected and community leaders at all levels. Twenty years of grassroots experience doing volunteer work in the classroom and advocating on behalf of women, children and families, especially the most vulnerable, at risk children. The only candidate in this race with school aged children in our public schools who truly understands what our families are struggling with these days. 4. -Failing infrastructure work with all governmental bodies to improve this. -Unemployment x the infrastructure and educate the workforce to attract businesses who will create jobs; partner with the businesses already present in the Glades to address their needs so that they can continue to prosper and grow. -Education work with the school district to continue repairs to our local schools, create alternative education and vocational training opportunities for students. -Keep our kids off the streets implement leadership academies, quality afterschool programming, full support of Youth Empowerment Centers, community centers, library programming, youth sports, and youth arts and cultural programs through partnerships with arts organizations, nonpro ts, churches, and private business. 5. Work hard everyday to truly represent the Glades Community by being their voice to ensure fair and equal representation, that I will ght hard to bring much needed road and water improvements, job and educational opportunities, and programs for our children to keep them out of harm's way. I promise to have staff working from a satellite of ce in the Glades and that I will have a presence to assist Glades residents who may not otherwise be able to travel eastward to seek assistance. And, I promise that every decision will be weighed on whether or not the end result would be good enough for my family if it is, we push forward and if it isn't, we try until it is because all children deserve the same opportunities. Endorsements: Professional Fire ghters & Paramedics of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association, AFL-CIO, Palm Beach -Treasure Coast Ironworkers Local Union #402, Florida Professional Fire ghters, Florida Fraternal Order of Police District 4, Florida Atlantic Building Association, Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, BIZPAC of Palm Beach County, PBC State Attorney Dave Aronberg, State Senators Joseph Abruzzo and Jeff Clemens, State Representatives Kevin Rader, David Kerner and Irv Slosberg, Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson, Pahokee Mayor Colin Walkes, South Bay Mayor Shanique S. Scott, Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Belle Glade Vice Mayor Mary Ross Wilkerson, Wellington Vice Mayor John Greene, Royal Palm Beach Vice Mayor David Swift, Loxahatchee Groves Vice Mayor Ronald Jarriel, Pahokee Vice Mayor Diane Walker, Belle Glade Commissioners Michael C. 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Owen Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 www.centerstatebank.com ELSIESELLERSVP/Branch ManagerNMLS #906782esellers@centerstatebank.com Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014 8 COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Kathy Foster Melissa McKinlay McKinlay will be vying for the Democratic vote. The winner of this race will go on to the November general election, taking on the daughter of the incumbent county commissioner, Michelle Santamaria, who is hoping to win her father's seat, and Republican candidate Andrew Schaller. Voters will also be narrowing down the race for Governor, with current Governor Rick Scott seeking to defend his position from Republican candidates Yinka Abosede Adeshina and Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder. Former Governor Charlie Crist is also joining the fray, facing the other Democratic option, Nan H. Rich. The winners from each political spectrum will go on to compete in the November election. Rounding out the ballot: State Rep., District 81 – Universal Primary: Joshua Izaak Kevin Rader U.S. Rep. District 20 – Democratic Party Jean L. Enright Alcee L. Hastings Jameel McCline Attorney General – Democratic Party George Sheldon Perry E. Thurston Circuit Court Judge, Group 14 Diana Lewis Jessica Ticktin Circuit Court Judge, Group 30 Maxine Cheesman Jaimie Goodman Peggy Rowe-Linn Polling Sites (Check pbcelections.org for your precinct) : Belle Glade Boys and Girls Club Gym 1101 SW Ave. E Lake Shore Civic Center 1224 SW Ave. E Belle Glade Library / Civic Center 725 NW Fourth St. Gove Elementary 900 SE Ave. G Glades Central High 1001 S.W. Ave. M. Pahokee Pahokee Recreation Center 360 E. Main St. Pahokee High 900 Larrimore Rd. Canal Point Canal Point Community Center 12860 U.S. Hwy. 441 South Bay South Bay Commission Chambers 335 S.W. Second Ave. NUMBERSContinued From Page 1

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Albert Harper Jr. was born in Sparta, Georgia on June 24, 1946 to Albert and Sylvia Harper. He was the eldest of seven children. Albert was educated in the Glades area schools, completing his formal education as a graduate of Lake Shore Jr.-Sr. High School Class of 1966. After graduation, he answered the call of “Uncle Sam” to serve his country with dignity and pride. He is a Vietnam Veteran and the recipient of many medals, including: The Combat Infantry Badge; ‘Air Medal’ for successfully completing more than 25 jumps into enemy territory; The South Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; National Defense; The “Unit and Presidential Citation” and the most prestigious “Purple Heart”. Upon returning to civilian life he continued his mission to serve and protect, becoming a law enforcement of cer with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department. There he served 30 years in several capacities before retiring as Captain of the District Five Substation. He was a strong proponent of juvenile crime prevention programs including Police Athletic League, DARE, Sheriff’s Explorers and the grass-roots program Concerned Youth for Community Improvement. His community involvement also included membership in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge 54. He joined the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully for many years. In the later years he continued his worship service at St. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church as Head of Security and supporter of the Youth Department. Junior, as he was affectionately known, passed away on Friday, August 15. He was preceded in death by father Albert (AP) Harper Sr., mother, Sylvia Harper Wilson, and his brother, William Henry Harper Sr. His survivors include one son, Albert Harper III (Lawanda) of Pahokee, one daughter, Tawanda Hawkins (William) of Royal Palm Beach, stepfather James Wilson; one granddaughter, Princess Iris Michelle Harper; four brothers, Joseph Harper (Naomi) of South Carolina, Tommie Harper (Mary) of Pahokee, Vance Harper (Gail) of West Palm Beach, and Robert Earl Harper of Belle Glade; one sister, Linda Harper Tucker; one uncle, Eddie Warren of Belle Glade; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, neighbors, co-workers and friends. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 21, 2014 Former Glades Captain Passes AwayAlbert Harper served the Glades 30 years Albert Harper Jr. HAVE THE COURAGE TO SAY NO. HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE TRUTH. DO THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT. THESE ARE THE MAGIC KEYS TO LIVING YOUR LIFE WITH INTEGRITY. W. CLEMENT STONE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION“Be a Hero!” by getting decals that help with the research, rescue, rehabilitation and management of Florida’s endangered manatees and sea turtles. People can receive a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manatee or sea turtle decal, and show their support for saving these iconic Florida species, with a donation of $5. Rescues of manatees and sea turtles that are injured, ill or otherwise in distress are one of the many FWC conservation activities supported by decal donations. The new editions of the decals are originally designed works of art, and available now at local tax collectors’ of ces across the state and at MyFWC.com. “People who voluntarily donate $5 for a manatee or sea turtle decal increase the chances that these species will remain in Florida for many years,” said Carol Knox, the FWC’s imperiled species section leader. “You can be a hero and show support for manatees and sea turtles by placing decals on your car, boat or truck, and on things your kids use a lot -like their computers, backpacks or bikes.” This year’s edition of the manatee decal provides information on the back side of the decal about how and where to report injured or distressed manatees. Besides calling the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline, 888-404-3922 (FWCC), people can dial #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone or text Tip@MyFWC.com and report the location of the animal, its signs of injury or distress, the nearest boat ramp and contact information. Often an ordinary citizen reporting an injured or ill manatee or sea turtle leads to the FWC being able to rescue the animal. The new sea turtle decal features a leatherback sea turtle hatchling and the jelly sh it likes to eat. Leatherbacks, which average six feet in length and 500 to 1,500 pounds, dive deeper, travel farther and tolerate colder waters more than other sea turtles. The decal serves as a reminder of important tips on how people can help sea turtles survive, which are on the decal backing: Keep nesting beaches dark and free of unnecessary arti cial light by turning off lights or keeping them low or shielded. Remove chairs, boats, canopies and other objects from beaches at night, because they can become obstacles for nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings. Fill in deep holes on the beach each day, as these can trap nesting females and hatchlings. Anchor boats in appropriate locations, avoiding reef and seagrass habitat. Properly discard shing line that can entangle sea turtles and other wildlife. Floridians can donate the $5 to receive a decal when registering a vehicle or vessel, or when renewing a registration through the mail, online or in person at county tax collectors’ of ces across the state. Visitors or individuals from out of state interested in the manatee decal and sea turtle decal can order them online by going to MyFWC.com/ Manatee or MyFWC.com/SeaTurtle and clicking on “Decals.” Purchasing the “Save the Manatee” and “Helping Sea Turtles Survive” Florida license plates at BuyaPlate.com also helps protect these species. Help Rescue Manatees and Sea Turtles THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATESGopher tortoise relocation and rehabilitation efforts are expected to improve in Florida after a new collaboration was announced on Aug. 5. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Nokuse Plantation, St. Joe Community Foundation, the St. Joe Company and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hope the collaboration will improve efforts to relocate gopher tortoises from development sites to preserves. Dave Pauli, senior advisor of wildlife response and policy at the HSUS, said: “We’re excited to work with the FWC, St. Joe Community Foundation, the St. Joe Company and Nokuse Plantation to help provide and promote gopher tortoise conservation. We hope this is the beginning of future new alliances being formed in Florida and beyond to save this long-lived species.” Matthew Aresco, director at Nokuse Plantation, said: “We are grateful to be part of this unprecedented collaboration between the St. Joe Company, The HSUS and the FWC to relocate gopher tortoises from development sites throughout Florida to our preserve. Although permits issued prior to 2008 did not require these tortoises to be relocated off of the development sites, they will now live long lives as part of a permanently protected, breeding population.” The announcement comes on the heels of a $150,000 donation to the HSUS by St. Joe Community Foundation to support and enable responsible collection and relocation of gopher tortoises to designated sanctuaries. Working Together to Save Florida Gopher Tortoises THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES ON THE HEELS OF A $150,000 DONA-TION TO THE HSUS BY ST. JOE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION...

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Auctions e Largest Government Surplus Equipment Auction on the SW Coast of FloridaLive & Online Bidding for Farm, Ranch, Construction Equip., Misc tools. Sat. Oct. 4th at 9AMNow Accepting Consignments Go to online bidding at LandAuctionService.com Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft Myers, FL 33917 Frank E. Land, Auctioneer (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Auctions PUBLIC AUCTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH 11AM BOTH DAYS 1491 WESTERN WAY, LABELLE, FL. 2 tracts of land totaling 58.65 acres custom built home and barn, personal property offered separately ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ABSOLUTE. trucks, tractors, tools, guns, antiques, RV, boat farming equipment, shop equipment, cattle, for complete list go to www. gulfcoastrealtyauctions. com 239-242-7661 ab1389/au415 Public Auction Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am Immokalee FL (10778 CR 846 Clewiston 7 mi form Immokalee) Tractors, Construction Eq, Farm Eq., and MUCH MORE Consignments Welcome 800-985-5699Terry DeMott Auctioneer FL #AU1833-AB1285 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net Employment Full TimeMECHANIC’S JOB FAIR Tuesday, August 26 Clewiston Holiday Inn 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. U.S. Sugar is seeking candidates with exceptional Mechanical Skills. If you have at least three years of Mechanical Experience with Plant Machinery, Railroad Locomotives or Heavy Farm Equipment, we may have the ideal position for you. If unable to attend email your experience to the Following. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Brief Paragraph is Fine. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full TimeFirst BankAdministrative AssistantFirst Bank is seeking an administrative assistant for the Belle Glade Branch with a minimum of ten years experience. Requires community involvement. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and con dential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Must possess knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Work requires continual attention to detail in composition, typing and proo ng materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Great bene ts with starting salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to Nilda Sparks at 863-983-9473 or send an e-mail to nsparks@ rst1bank.com or 300 East Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston. Employment Full Time Full Time RNFirst Care Women’s Clinic Belle Glade location is seeking a fulltime RN to join our client care team. For more information regarding First Care, please visit www. rst-care.org & rstcareoptions.com Submit resumes to sandidavis @ rst-care.org Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Christian Youth Leader Needed First United Methodist Church of Clewiston seeks a part-time, paid Christian Youth Leader to lead our youth ministry program (ages 12-18, Middle School and High School). For more information and to secure a position description and job application, please contact Pastor Jeff Smith via email at FUMCPJ@aol.com HELP WANTED GENERAL MANAGER The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors is accepting applications and resumes (both) for the position of General Manager of the Barron Water Control District, a Section 298 Special District and by inter-local agreement, Manager of the Port LaBelle Community Development District, a Section 190 Special District. Applications may be obtained from the District of ce. Applications will be accepted until August 29, 2014 Barron Water Control District is an equal opportunity employer. Mark Colbert, Chairman Barron Water Control District 3293 Dellwood Terrace Port LaBelle 863-675-0346 Employment Full Time TEACHERS Glades Academy Charter School, Pahokee, FL. Elementary teachers needed for the 2014 2015 School Year Must be Florida Certi ed or Eligible. Fax resumes to 561-924-9279 or email to: gladesacad@aol.com When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS PROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMS Work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. Attributes Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape. Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus. Network Administrator Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014 10

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50OFFFIRST MONTHS LEASE PAYMENT ON A NEW LEASE OF 12 MONTHS OR LONGER*%* Receive 50% off of your “rst months lease payment when you begin a new lease agreement of 12 months or longer. The transaction advertised is for a rental-purchase agreement. Ownership of leased merchandise is not acquired until all required payments have been made by the lessee or lessee exercises an early purchase option. Not all services and bene“ts available in all states. Some transactions may require an additional delivery fee. Prices, certain brands and models may vary at some stores. All merchandise in this advertisement is new, unless marked pre-leased or clearance. Not responsible for printer or typographical errors. No carryover, cash or surrender value. Valid only at Clewiston, FL location. Cannot be combined with other offers. Some restrictions apply. See store manager for details. Offer expires 12-31-2014. BRING IN THIS COUPON AND GET Oer available only at949 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL 33440 8639832700 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 21, 2014 Over the past year, nearly 500 Palm Beach County children have discovered the importance of their urban trees and forests. Through 4-H school enrichment, camps, festivals and servicelearning opportunities, the Strengthening our Community Tree Canopy through Education Project has increased knowledge and awareness of urban forestry and related environmental issues. Funded by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program, the program allowed Palm Beach County to continue funding an urban forestry program assistant and development of a variety of hands-on educational resources and opportunities.Project Highlights Included: Two hundred kindergarteners from Westgate Elementary participated in a 4-H tree science eld day at Mounts Botanical Garden while celebrating Arbor Day.  Urban Forestry staff provided hands-on forestry and nature programs for local schools including Village Academy, South Olive Elementary and Imagine Chancellor.  4-H staff partnered with schools, such as Glade View Elementary, to develop native plant and butter y gardens highlighting the importance of habitat and biodiversity. Hundreds of youth will bene t from having these living “classrooms” on their school grounds. To discover exciting ways to engage children with forests and nature in Palm Beach County, please contact the Palm Beach County 4-H of ce at 561-233-1731. Palm Beach County Extension Helps Youth Discover Urban Forestry Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach CountyNeeds your help locating Winston Pinto, 28, whose last known address was Pelican Lake Dr., Pahokee. Winston Pinto is wanted on a warrant in connection with a charge of violation of supervised own recognizance: lewd or lascivious battery. He is 6’0” and approximately 190 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos on both arms. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-“TIPS” (8477). wald Elementary School. K.E.C./Canal Point climbed from 395 total points in 2013 to 412 total points in 2014. The school still received a “D” grade and was included on the DOE’s list of the 300 worst-performing elementary schools in the state. Belle Glade Elementary rose from 395 total points in 2013 to 407 total points in 2014, also receiving a “D” grade and making the list of the 300 worst-performing elementary schools. Rosenwald Elementary faired slightly better, climbing from 437 total points in 2013 to 454 total points in 2014, earning the school a “C” grade. Despite its grade, Rosenwald Elementary also graced the list of the 300 worst-performing elementary schools. Two other Glades schools also earned the same grade this year, including Pahokee Elementary School and Pioneer Park Elementary School. Pahokee Elementary dropped slightly in total points, earning 461 out of 800 in 2014, compared to 462 total points in 2013, but still earned a “C” grade. Pioneer Park also dropped in total points this year, falling from 397 out of 800 in 2013 to 344 out of 800 in 2014. Pioneer Park earned another “F” grade this year, as it did in 2013. Both Pahokee and Pioneer Park elementary schools made the list of the 300 worst-performing elementary schools. Gove Elementary School continued its downward streak again this year, falling from a “B” in 2013 to a “C” in 2014. The school was once an “A” school, having earned the coveted grade in 2012. The school earned 482 points out of 800 this year, falling from 495 points in 2013. Glades Academy Elementary School also fell from a “B” grade in 2013 to a “C” in 2014, earning 462 total points this year compared to 495 last year. The school rst earned an “A” grade in 2011 and held onto it the following year in 2012. Along with its “C” grade, the school also made the list of the 300 worst-performing schools this year. Glade View Elementary dropped this year to a “D,” earning 395 points out of 800 and a spot on the list of the 300 worst-performing elementary schools. Glade View boasted an “A” grade in 2011 before falling to a “B” in 2012 and a “C” in 2013. At the middle school level, Lake Shore Middle School dropped from a “D” in 2013 to an “F” in 2014, earning 420 points out of 900 total. The school had held onto a “C” grade since 2008. Lakeside Academy Elementary received a grade of Incomplete, as less than 90 percent of the school was tested. Preliminary school grades for high school students, including Pahokee Middle-Senior High School and Glades Central High School, are expected to be released by DOE in December, once graduation rates are calculated. SCHOOLSContinued From Page 1 A FRESH NEW ATTITUDE TO MAKE THIS YEAR THE BEST SCHOOL YEAR MAY BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED AFTER THE PRELIMINARY SCHOOL GRADES FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS WERE RE-LEASED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... COURTESY PHOTOK.E.C./Canal Point was one of three Glades schoools to improve in total points this year.

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No collateral required but must be an established business to qualify. 1-800-256-2988 Guns/Supplies Gun & Knife Show LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave. SR 80W LaBelle, FL Sat, August 23, 9-5 Sun, August 24, 9-4 Admission $5.00 Free Parking CWP classes $50. 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. daily Tel: 239-223-3370GunShowsFlorida.comBuy Sell Trade Apartments1bed/1bath Wildwood apts. 863.983.3151 BELLE GLADE 661 SE 4th St., 2BR, 1BA, with lg, bonus rm. that can be used as 3rd br., Central Air, W/D hookup. 305-487-2850. ApartmentsM. Haven Furnished. Ef ciency w/utilities, Ceramic tile oors. $165 week. Furnished room w/private entrance, $75 week. 863-509-0096. Houses RentLrg. 3BR/2 BA Block house. 2,000 sq. ft., Tile oors on double lot. w/ Workshop $825 month. Call (863) 509-0096 Houses Sale MONTURA 5ba./3ba. 2004 Model. 1.25 acres, 2100 sq. ft. Pool, surveillance system. Fireplace, fenced. $94,500. Sugar Realty 786-709-3917 Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON: 1 BR Singlewide Rec Renovated, W/D, CAC, & Storage shed. On dead end road. $600 mo., plus security. (954)495-5244. Moore Haven Mobile homes for rent $425 & up Call 863-509-0096 Mobile HomeSaleMobile Home Sale 10x35 ft. Ready to move in! Park Model Completely renovated w/ all new appli., including water heater & a/c units. Needs relocated, some nancing avail. with dep. Asking $8,450 obo. Call William 954-495-5244 for appointment. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades’Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hendry County EMS Training Room at 1050 Forestry Division Road in LaBelle. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he’she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 465732 CGS 8/21/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., at the Clewiston Chamber/Museum Conference Room, 109 Central Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440. If a quorum is not present to conduct business, the alternative date is Thursday, September 4, at 4:00 p.m. at the same location. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 466803 CN/CB 8/21/2014 South Florida Water Management District PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 permits@sfwmd.gov NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Glades County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the District’s 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, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. James D Hull PE (Hull Boat Storage) 5300 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, has submitted Application 110725-14 for a new Water Use Permit 22-00495-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 29, Township 42 South, Range 31 East. Thalle Construction Company Inc. (Herbert Hoover Dike Culvert 5A Dewatering) 900 NC 86 North, Hillsborough, NC 27278, has submitted Application 140610-14 for a new Water Use Permit 22-00536-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 10, Township 41 South, Range 32 East. 466811 GCD 8/21/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeCentral County Water Control District Request for Proposal2005 or newer Water Truck Central County Water Control District is accepting sealed proposals for a year 2005 or newer Diesel water truck, any make, with the following speci cations: Diesel engine, air brakes, at least a 2000 gallon water tank, PTO driven pump, rear spray assembly with ladder and hydrant ll, cab controls, air controls, slotted hold down system, front spray and rear spray. Proposals are to be submitted on the District’s Proposal Form that may be obtained from the District, in a sealed envelope clearly marked “PROPOSAL FOR WATER TRUCK”. Sealed proposals will be received by the District, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Fl 33440 until 5pm. on August 27, 2014. The sealed proposals shall be publicly opened and read at 7:15 p.m. on August 27, 2014, during the regular meeting of the District, at the District’s meeting room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, waive technicalities and make award(s) deemed to be in the best interest of the District. Please direct questions and requests for proposal forms to Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District, at (863) 983-5797. 466725 CN 8/14,21/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the SKW Prep LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 242 2009 1184428-A0001160000 Winsome Building Concepts LLC The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466693 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2693 2011 1074433-03000190010 Ella III LLC Lot 1 in Block 19 of WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, page 1 thru 2 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466694 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4577 2010 4104329-080000B0010 Gangadhar Dipchand & Gobin Jaiprashad Tract B, Block 2271, PORT LABELLE UNIT 8, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466689 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1207 2010 1284331-A0000360000 Betty Zewin The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 355, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466690 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1210 2010 1284331-A0000470000 Betty Zewin The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 354, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466691 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2918 2011 1214334-01000060110 Freddy L Scott + Cynthia Scott + David Scott + Devon Scott II + Moneek McTier Lot 11, in Block 6, of Harlem Addition No. 4 to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466699 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2194 2008 1344432-A0000990000 Alexander & Esmeralda Albores The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4303, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466700 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1456 2009 1154432-A0001740100 Leovirdo & Frances Abad + Jorge Diaz + Ada Diaz The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Track 2530, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466702 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 South Florida Water Management District PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 permits@sfwmd.gov NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Notice 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 District’s 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, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. Eagle Farm II,LLC (Eagle Farm West) PO Box 2353, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120514-5 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-01045-W to irrigate 114 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Midhawthorn Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 21,22,27,28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East. Aspring Resources LLC and Southeast Renewable Resources (Eveready Ranch) 6424 NW 5th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, has submitted Application 140414-5 for a new Water Use Permit 26-01039-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 7, Township 45 South, Range 34 East. Lake Labelle LLC (Lake Labelle) PO Box 250, Labelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application 140415-6 for a new Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from onsite lakes and the project is located in Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 30 East. Lee County Solid Waste Division (Lee/Hendry County Regional Solid Waste Disposal Facility) 10500 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905, has submitted Application 140711-10 for a new Water Use Permit 26-01163-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 4,9,16, Township 45 South, Range 28 East. 466809 CN 8/21/2014 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014 12

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2784 2011 1314433-A0003020000 Adrian Giraldo The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road for the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5803, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466696 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1131 2011 1274331-010000G0080 Jake & Eileen Pearson TR ITF Austin J Pearson and Xavier J Pearson, minor children The Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 8, Block G, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466692 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1269 2009 1134432-A0000900000 Ana M Quntana-Marquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3605, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466701 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 9/9/14 SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6), and 1006.07(2) F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6), and 1006.07(2) F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on September 9, 2014. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice : If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 466616 CN 8/14,21,28 CB 8/28/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2767 2011 1314433-A0002290000 Osvaldo & Elisa S Arcieri The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5854, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466695 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014_ at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. NOTICE monthly meeting will be held every fourth Wednesday of each month in the year of 2014. UNLESS otherwise advertised. 466470 CN 8/14,21/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000367 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff -VS.Juan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca and Oralia Medina Mantes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca, Husband and Wife; Hendry County, Florida; Port La Belle Unit Four Property Homeowner’s Association, Inc. d/b/a Port Labelle Unit Four Property Owners’ Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000367 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Juan Miguel Montes De Oca a/k/a Juan De Oca and Oralia Medina Montes De Oca a/k/a Ora Montes De Oca, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Barbara S. Butler, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, 2ND FLOOR, LABELLE, FL 33935, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 17, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. 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 the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of 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 Hendry County, Florida J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 466847 CN 8/21,28/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14CP62 IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN MONROE, SR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CALVIN MONROE, SR., deceased, whose date of death was March 23, 2014; File Number 14CP62, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court 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 decedent’s estate must le 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 SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: August 7, 2014. CALVIN MONROE, JR. Co-Personal Representative 1126 Virginia Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 CLARA TROWELL Co-Personal Representative: PO Box 1443 Clewiston, FL 33440 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 466670 CN 8/14,21/2014 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Timothy Gary Duffell conducting a Roadside Mobile Repairs business at 148 Oak Drive, Clewiston, FL 33440, County of Hendry, Florida, under the ctitious name of Victory 24/7 Roadside Repairs and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Timothy Gary Duffell 148 Oak Drive, Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Victory 24/7 Roadside Repairs is as follows: Timothy Duffell It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Victory 24/7 Roadside Repairs under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Timothy Gary Duffell DATE: 8/13/14 466816 CN 8/21/2014 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of: Big Cypress RV Resort Located on the Big Cypress Reservation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, located in Hendry County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated this 13th day of August, 2014. Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Florida 33024. Eric Dorsky, P.A. 7320 Grif n Road, Suite 220 Davie, Florida 33314 954-587-1120 Date: 08/13/2014 466819 CN 8/21/2014 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on August 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.466817 CN/CB 8/21/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014 14 GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICEGovernor Scott said, “I am proud to appoint these twenty-seven individuals across the state to faithfully serve Florida families. I am con dent that they will select judicial nominees who will serve with humility while respecting the rule of law.”District Court of Appeal JudicialFirst District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission Timothy Volpe, 57, of Jacksonville, is a partner with Adams and Reese. He succeeds Daryl Parks and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Timothy Cerio, 44, of Tallahassee, is a shareholder with GrayRobinson PA. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Michael Freed, 46, of Jacksonville, is the managing partner of Brennan, Manna & Diamond PL. He succeeds Barbara C. Johnston and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission Harout Samra, 31, of Coral Gables, is a lawyer with DLA Piper LLP. He succeeds Hector Lombana and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Jeffrey Bass, 47, of Miami, is a partner with Shubin & Bass PA. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Juan Enjamio, 54, of Miami, is the managing partner of Hunton & Williams LLP. He succeeds Peter Prieto and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission Rian Balfour, 32, of Coral Springs, is corporate counsel for Sheridan Healthcare Inc. She succeeds Howard Weiss and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Paul Lopez, 46, of Boca Raton, is a director with Tripp Scott PA. He succeeds Louis Silber and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Kara Rockenbach, 44, of Singer Island, is a shareholder with Methe & Rockenbach PA. She succeeds Glenn Waldman and is appointed from a list submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission James Richey, 50, of Melbourne Beach, is the president of Eastern Florida State College. He is reappointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Michael Marder, 61, of Windermere, is an attorney with Greenspoon Marder PA. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Carrie Ann Wozniak, 33, of Orlando, is a partner with Akerman LLP. She succeeds Todd Copeland and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018.Circuit Court JudicialFourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Michael Abel, 48, of Jacksonville, is an attorney with Holland and Knight LLP. He succeeds Dexter Davis and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Henry G. “Chip” Bachara, Jr., 54, of Jacksonville, is a lawyer and the president of Bachara Construction Law Group. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Dexter V. Davis, 50, of Jacksonville, is an attorney and the owner of Davis Law Group. He succeeds Michael Mullin and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Craig Dyer, 66, of Daytona Beach, is the chief assistant public defender for the Seventh Circuit’s Public Defender’s Of ce. He succeeds Horace Smith and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Tance Roberts, 46, of St. Augustine, is an attorney and partner with Clark & Roberts PLC and Tance E. Roberts PA. She is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Raven E. Sword, 37, of Palm Coast, is an owner and partner of Livingston & Ward PA. She is reappointed form a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission J. Timothy Schulte, 51, of Winter Park, is an attorney with Zimmerman, Kiser, Sutcliffe. He succeeds Edward Storey III and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Mary A. “Molly” Nardella, 31, of Orlando, is an attorney with Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell. She succeeds Jeffrey Jones and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Meredith Barrios Sasso, 31, of Orlando, is an associate with Hayes Law PL. She lls a vacancy and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Robert H. Fernandez, 43, of Miami, is a partner with Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin, Stoller, Zumpano & Bellido. He succeeds Manuel Kadre and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Hans Ottinot, 45, of Hialeah, is City Attorney for the City of Sunny Isles Beach. He succeeds Mark Romance and has been appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Luis E. Suarez, 42, of Coral Gables, is a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. He succeeds Marva Wiley and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Bernard Long Jr., 73, of Bonita Springs, is a retired attorney. He succeeds Gordon Corey and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Amira Dajani Fox, 48, of Fort Myers, is the deputy chief assistant state attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. She succeeds Joseph Linnehan Jr. and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Aaron A. Haak, 39, of Fort Myers, is a shareholder with Knott Ebelini Hart. He succeeds F. Joseph McMackin III and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning July 14, 2014, and ending July 1, 2018. Governor Scott Appoints Twenty-Seven to Judicial Nominating CommissionsGovernor Rick Scott announced twenty-seven appointments to nine Judicial Nominating Commissions SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTYPalm Beach County teachers traveled this summer to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to bring back lessons for their students. Three teachers received scholarships from The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews to Facing History in Brookline, Mass. for their annual seminar. The three teachers that participated are, Michael Klein of Olympic Heights, Colleen Gleason of Santaluces High School, and Cynthia Richards of Emerald Cove Middle School. Darrell Schwartz of Royal Palm Beach High School received a scholarship to the Jan Karski School of Government at Georgetown University for their annual Holocaust seminar in July and met with the Israeli ambassador and other dignitaries. Darrell Schwartz teaches Holocaust Studies and Jewish History at Royal Palm Beach High School. Toshimi Abe-Janiga of Riviera Prep Academy, who is also a United States Holocaust Memorial Fellow serving as a two-year representative, attended the Memorial Library Holocaust Seminar at Columbia University and then attended an NEH Seminar in California on World War II. She rounded out her summer studies attending a seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Maureen Holtzer of Palm Beach Central and Frances Kennedy of Dwyer High School became Lerner Fellows through the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. This was provided by a generous scholarship and pilot program by inSIGHT Through Education, Inc. Maureen Carter, K-12 Program Planner for Holocaust Studies, and Maureen Holtzer of Palm Beach Central, traveled to Israel to moderate at the 9th International Educator’s conference at Yad Vashem. They then traveled to Vienna, Croatia, and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn about the Holocaust and the history of the recent con icts of the 1990s. Frances Kennedy was also part of this group sponsored by Centropa, an NGO whose mission is to preserve Jewish memory from the Holocaust and the twentieth century. Ora Meles, Program Planner with Safe Schools attended a three-week seminar at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Our Palm Beach County Holocaust teachers are on the move and teaching the Holocaust according to Florida State Statute 1003.42. Congratulations to all of them! For more information, contact Maureen Hallacy Carter at 561-434-8933 or email maureen. carter@palmbeachschools.org. Holocaust Teachers Travel to Increase Their Knowledge of the HolocaustPALM BEACH COUNTY TEACHERS TRAVELED THIS SUMMER TO LEARN THE LESSONS OF THE HOLOCAUST AND TO BRING BACK LESSONS FOR THEIR STUDENTS...

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15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 21, 2014Crossword Puzzle Not in Perfection but in Having SharedBY REV. SAMUEL S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martin’s ChurchRobin Williams was a tragic loss; perhaps more tragic because of what he offered to others. In a world full of suffering and pain, the ability to escape with a few minutes of humor becomes a prize gift. There is a certain irony that someone who could take so many outside of their day-to-day suffering and grief could not do it for themselves. Those who wanted to quote to Jesus the dictum “Physician, heal thyself (Luke 4:23)” remind us all that what people can do for others, they may not be able to do for themselves. There is something about the healer having to admit that he needs healing. One theologian (Henri J. M. Nouwen) expressed it in the title of one of his books; “The Wounded Healer.” The idea is that we can help one another not only because of our gifts of healing but because of our understanding of their pain through our own wounds from life. I had the privilege of working with a man talented in languages but who was totally blind to seeing that others had dif culties in learning them. He did not see that everyone wasn’t as talented as he was and limited in his understanding of his own gift. He drove others off by his blind spot. Part of the tragedy is not seeing the gifts that we have to give to others come by just being here. We don’t have to be perfect. All of us have some kind of gift to offer. Some of the great healing capacities of communities of faithful committed people lies not in their individual perfection, but in their capacity to share because they are among the hurting, as well. A while ago, I recalled hearing about a man who had a terminal illness and decided to spend his last days looking at comedies instead of moping and feeling sorry for himself. His illness went into remission. Whether or not it was due to his choice to be happy at the end remains an open question, but whatever the cause, his decision to not be embittered or down was heroic. Whatever kept him from living a full life would not ruin his capacity to enjoy the days he had. The Biblical account of Judas Iscariot taking his own life is about a man who cannot shake off the guilt from his act of betrayal (Matthew 27:3ff) and the refusal of others to help him atone for what he had done. The message of the incarnation is, “I have been there, I know of your suffering and pain, I have lived with you and can understand, share it.” The message of the importance of forgiveness is likewise highlighted in Judas’ attempt to come to terms with what he had done; perhaps our acts of forgiveness will one day literally save a life! We can understand why someone can feel he no longer can cope with life; we can also understand the tragic loss. Perhaps we cannot change the circumstances that drive people to do desperate things; but we can provide the comfort, the understanding, the sharing that comes with realizing we’ve all had our own bad moments, too. This quality makes forgiveness all the much easier; who can really cast the rst stone or deny that they’ve had their own minutes of hurting? One of my clergy acquaintances told of the person who stayed away from Church, telling him, “The Church is full of hypocrites!” and therefore he was not going to have any part of it. The response from the clergyman was, “That’s all right, there is always room for one more!” The community of the faithful is where we can step outside of ourselves for a short while; to be strengthened and then returned to the world outside. The strength comes from the sharing, not perfection. It is in our drawing to the one who has overcome the world and sharing with Him. Then we can go out and heal and be healed too. That changes the world, others, ourselves. If you would like to contact Rev. Thomas about this column or have an idea for one, please send an email to fatherthomas@saintmartins-clewiston.org.Gospel ConcertCLEWISTON — Community Christian Church invites the community to attend a gospel concert extravaganza! On Friday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7 p.m., the Simple Faith Quartet and the Gulf State Quartet will give two hours, back to back, of music at Community Christian, located at 201 N. Francisco Street, Clewiston. This event is free to attend, with food and beverages included. The last gospel concert was “an inspirational evening for all who attended,” said one of the event’s spectators.BHR Baptist ChurchOKEECHOBEE — Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to attend its services throughout the week. Buckhead Ridge is a God-fearing church with good fellowship, good gospel singing and salvation preaching. The church has received six new members in the last two weeks. Pastor Arlen Cook brings the messages. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., morning service follows at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening service start at 6 p.m.Harvest Fest RevivalSOUTH BAY — Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church invites the community to attend a three-night Harvest Fest Revival beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 22. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Evangelist for the Revival will be Apostle Dr. Veronica Graham, Pastor of Jesus Kingdom Ministries of Miami, Fla. Greater Union Missionary Baptist is located at 249 NW 9th Avenue in South Bay, Elder Dr. Charlie E. Reese is the Pastor.Church HappeningsLAKEPORT— Randy and Becky Rippey will be at Point of Light Fellowship, 15399 East State Road 78 Lakeport, for a revival starting Friday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. with an ice cream social afterwards. The revival will continue Saturday night, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m., with a baked potato bar afterwards, and on Sunday morning, Aug. 24, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call Teresa Woodham at 863-227-4037.Opportunity to Join ChoirBELLE GLADE — For all Glades-area singers and musicians: Have a passion for singing or playing gospel music? Are you interested in proclaiming God’s gospel through vocal and instrumental worship to all communities? If so, we are looking for you! Rehearsals are held every other Monday beginning Aug. 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church of God By Faith, located on 600 South West Avenue B, Belle Glade. Mark your calendars for the Annual Concert on Saturday, Sept. 27 at First Baptist Church of Belle Glade, located on 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade. For more information or bookings, contact Kevin Wright at 561-261-0717. RELIGION NEWS AND INFORMATION Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 14.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 16.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 8.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “The national average has now dropped to its lowest level since February, and with the end of the summer driving season nearing, we’ll likely see gas prices continuing the downward trend,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Oil prices last week dropped to $95/bbl brie y before rising the next day back to $97/bbl, but the important factor is that prices remain under triple digits. For motorists, we’re nearing the point that gasoline demand dropsafter Labor Dayand also the upcoming switch back to cheaper winter gasoline will also put downward pressure on prices in mid-September. While a short term increase in gasoline prices is never out of the question, as we grow nearer to September, the likelihood of a spike decreases. It won’t be long before we’ll start to see a few cities seeing averages under $3/ gal: areas of Tennessee and South Carolina are already getting close,” DeHaan said. GAS PRICE UPDATE

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN PALM BEACH COUNTYThe Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has con rmed the second case of locally acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever. Chikungunya is a disease spread by bites from infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. With this second Palm Beach County case, Health Of cials are changing the mosquito-borne advisory from the possibility of transmission to an alert status warning that the disease is likely in the mosquito population. Chikungunya is not contagious from person-toperson, is typically not life threatening and will likely resolve on its own. Persons infected with Chikungunya can infect the mosquito that in turn infects another person. "The Department continues to conduct countywide monitoring for signs of additional locally acquired cases of chikungunya," said Dr. Alina Alonso, director od the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County. "Everyone should take precautions and ght the bite of mosquitoes to prevent chikungunya and other mosquito-borne diseases." This includes, surveying your property and removing standing water from anything that can hold water, covering-up with long sleeves and using insect repellent before going outside, and covering your doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out. Aedes mosquitoes are day-biters which can lay eggs in very small water containers. Early detection of the symptoms and preventing mosquitoes from multiplying and biting will help prevent the disease. Symptoms of chikungunya include sudden onset of high fever, multiple joint pains, mainly in the arms and legs, headache, muscle pain, back pain and rash. Symptoms appear on average three to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Most patients feel better after a few days or weeks, however, some people may develop long-term effects. Complications are more common in infants younger than a year old, those older than 65, and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. "If you experience symptoms of chikungunya fever, such as high fever, rash, severe muscle joint pain following the bite of mosquitoes, consult with your health care provider immediately and protect yourself against further mosquito bites," cautioned Dr. Alonso. A person infected with chikungunya should stay indoors as much as possible until symptoms subside to prevent further transmission. Avoiding mosquito bites while you are sick will help to protect others from getting infected. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than two months. Chikungunya fever rarely results in death; however, some individuals may experience persistent joint pain. There is currently no vaccine or medication to prevent chikungunya fever. Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets' water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don't accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover skin with clothing or repellent Wear shoes, socks, long pants and longsleeves. Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon, eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches and patios. To learn more about the chikungunya virus, visit www. oridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/mosquito-borne-diseases/chikungunya. html and www.cdc.gov/chikungunya. The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook For more information about the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County please visit www.pbchd.com. By Sheena W. MartinHaving experience as both a teacher and a director I have seen both sides of the spectrum and I've concluded as to what makes a daycare thrive in the education and care of its students. This method is one that is titled: "I.-S.E.E.K." which simply expresses Interaction, Stability, Environment, Education, and Kare. First, Interaction is a key stepping stone to a child's mental and social development thus enhancing their ability to learn. When children are able to interact well with others it makes learning a particular skill or lesson more attractive. Also, interacting with others teaches the child how to work with their peers as well as their different personalities and perspectives. Secondly, Stability is a life-long tool that children need on a daily basis at home and in the classroom. Parent(s) should be involved in every step of the learning progress of their child(ren) by being continuous in the home as well. Examples of this would be reading books, reciting alphabets and numbers, and also potty training. Environment and Education complement each other extremely well. The classroom setting has to have lots of colors and educational drawings that will attract the children. If their eyes and ears are loving what they are experiencing, they will be more open and eager to learn, compared to an unattractive environment. Educating children is not hard work, but heart work and all about repetition! Lastly, Kare. It is imperative that every child knows that their teacher loves and cares for them, because children become open and feel the freedom to express themselves and to participate freely in the classroom. Most importantly, when children have gained a love and respect for the teacher, you can expect lesser distractions and trouble making during class time, which will keep other students from getting off track. In Conclusion, keep in mind that this method, "I.S.E.EK." are only useful tips that are based on my personal perspectives from my experience of working in this eld of Early Childhood Education. It is my hope that other daycare centers will nd them useful as well. Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 21, 2014 16 Chikungunya Fever: County Raised to Alert The Keys to Daycare “I’VE CONCLUDED AS TO WHAT MAKES A DAYCARE THRIVE IN THE EDUCATION AND CARE OF ITS STUDENTS. THIS METHOD IS ONE THAT IS TITLED: “I.-S.E.E.K.” WHICH SIMPLY EXPRESSES INTERACTION, STABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, EDUCATION, AND KARE.”SHEENA W. MARTIN