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The Cohen Chiropractic Group, PA241 S.E. 1 st St. Belle Glade, FL (Behind CVS) 561-996-9936 GladesInjuryCenter.comBACK PAIN? NECK PAIN? ACCIDENTS? 14.26 feet Last Year: 13.10 feet Lake Levels Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Bus drivers are being recruited for next year ... Page 10 Lake Coalition meeting ... Page 2 County schools superintendent chosen ... Page 3 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Thursday, March 22, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 12 50 JTK Bike Shop kids take a ride to Torry Island ... Page 6 Team Uniformity idea a winner By Chris Felker The Sun Three young ladies from the Glades who had a unique idea for a new charity won over the hearts of a large audience and re ceived a $7,000 grant to put it into motion plus a mentor to assist them on Sunday, March 11, at the Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank (PBPT) nals event. A spectator said that Team Uniformity made up of Guadalupe Alcala-Garcia, Yalissa Baltazar and Mya Rodriguez made such an impression that the crowd of 400-plus was simply delighted by their presentation. The girls had brainstormed over Miss Garcias observation that clothes purchased for a new school year dont last much past Christ mas and came up with a way to remedy the adolescent angst, distraction and even peer See TEAM Page 4 The Sun/ Chris Felker A spring break special for seniors A Howard University student steps in as bingo caller (in background) Tuesday morning, March 13, at the West County Senior Center (WCSC) in Belle Glade. Around 100 students from the Washington, D.C., university visited Glades schools and other community institutions in small groups all last week, interacting with children and seniors alike as part of their Alternative Spring Break. Tania Bridges of Long Beach, Calif., a Howard sophomore studying business management, was leading the 15 who participated in activities with WCSC clients. She said: I printed out some plays and had my participants act them out and they (the senior citizens) wanted to know more about our school, so we did a little skit about our school, too. They really liked it. WCSC Director Willie A. Miller thanked the youths and treated them to pizza for lunch. The students had a strong desire to help out, and their visit gave them a concrete way to do so, he said. Servant leadership is an ingredi ent in the development of young people, and Howard University students certainly have demonstrated this value. Special to The Sun/ Courtesy of Capehart Photography Team Uniformity, (from left) Mya Rodriguez, Yalissa Baltazar and Guadalupe AlcalaGarcia, receives applause from the PBPT panel and the audience March 11. Glades Central High School hosts Men and Boys Forum Special to the Sun News BELLE GLADE Glades Central Com munity High School, in partnership with the Glades Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Belle Glade/Pahokee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraterni ty Inc., the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Of ce and the Theta Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., presents the rst Men and Boys Forum. Inuential men who are homegrown or currently play an integral role in serving the Glades communities will speak on the well-being of manhood to middle and high school students in the Glades area. The forum will take place on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Glades Central Community High School Auditorium, 1001 See FORUM Page 4


1 2 0 1 S a n L u i z A v e C l e w i s t o n w w w c l e w i s t o n f l g o v For tee times call: (863) 983-1448 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 22, 2018 2 By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Water managers predict that the level of Lake Okeechobee, at 14.37 feet on Friday, will continue to drop and could reach 12.5 feet by June. If it happens, that dry-season drop would be benecial to the lakes ecology, ac cording to biologists. Its dry. In the near term, it is going to stay dry, said Cal Neidrauer, South Florida Water Management District chief engineer, Hydrol ogy and Hydraulics Bureau, at the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie and the Ca loosahatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon at its March 16 meeting in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse. He said there is too much uncertainty to predict what will happen when the wet sea son starts in June. After Hurricane Irma, things dried out, he said. We had four consecutive months of below-average rainfall. He said the district has had only about 55 percent of average rainfall during the dry sea son so far. The largest rainfall decit is in the upper Kissimmee basin. He said water levels are dropping in Chain of Lakes, and these levels are ecologically desirable. The lake level is tracking downward, he said. Relative to last year, its a foot and a half higher than a year ago. The water levels in the water conservation areas (WCAs) south of the lake are at or be low schedule, which gives the green light for sending water south, he continued. Water ow from the lake to the south is about 900 cubic feet per second (cfs). Water has been released to the south for the past six weeks, he said. No water from the lake has owed east to the St. Lucie this year. Flow to the Caloosahatchee River is limited to the amount of water needed to supplement basin ow and maintain the desirable salinity levels in the river and the Caloosahatchee es tuary. Since Jan. 5, plus ows to the Caloosa hatchee have been about 354 cfs. Looking ahead, the drought monitor for Florida is showing a good portion of the state in dry conditions, Mr. Neidrauer said. We are seeing the areas of drought conditions growing, which makes sense considering the rainfall. Weather forecasters predict a high chance of below-normal rainfall in April, he said. We are currently experiencing La Nia conditions. Were likely to receive below-aver age rainfall for the next month or so. Seven projections done using data from other La Nia years indicate the lake will drop to 13 feet by the rst week in June. Four of the seven projections indicate the lake will fall to between 12 and 12.5 feet by the rst week in June. Our biologists say if that happens, it will be good for the lake, he said. The wet-season rainfall is very difcult to predict, said Mr. Neidrauer. The current analysis indicates about 10 percent chance the lake level will rise to the point that it will require harmful releases to the coastal estu aries in September, and about a 20 percent chance that harmful freshwater releases will be required in October. Coalition members present at the meeting were Glades County Commissioner Weston Pryor, Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann, Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie, Okeechobee County Commissioner David Ha zellief, Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner, Martin County Commissioner Doug Smith, Palm Beach County Commissioner Me lissa McKinlay, Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb and St. Lucie County Commis sioner Frannie Hutchison. In other business March 16, Hendry Coun ty Commissioner Karson Turner was re-elect ed chairman of the coalition. Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb was elected vice chairwoman. The 16-county coalition had planned a yin March 21 to Washington, D.C., but only two coalition members were available that day. If we cant get more of us to go, we should perhaps reschedule, said Commis sioner Smith. If we dont go up en masse, my concern is we may be sending the wrong message. The coalition agreed to reschedule the trip for April. The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) is already planning a trip to D.C. in April. Commissioner Turner suggested they take advantage of the fact that many com missioners from the 16 member counties will already be there. Going up there with just one or two or three of us is not worth the trip, and not worth asking the Congressmen and women to come and meet with us, said Commissioner Mann. But the FAC agenda is different than this coali tions agenda. We should coordinate, and borrow and steal commissioners from the 16 counties to be part of this, said Commissioner Mann. He said other commissioners from the 16 coali tion member counties could participate if the designated coalition representatives were not available. There is nothing more important to our 16 counties than water issues, he said. We need to not get ourselves diluted by a broader agenda. Commissioner McKinlay suggested they ask FAC to put a 16-county coalition meeting on their agenda. All of the coalition members reported good things happening in their counties. All is well in the best county in the state, said Glades Countys representative. Commis sioner Pryor said Glades County is moving for ward on a septic-to-sewer project. Hendry Countys representative asked that the coalition consider a resolution in regard to chemical spraying of aquatic vegetation in Lake Okeechobee. Commissioner Turner sug gested they ask the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Depart ment of Environmental Protection to look at the manner in which the spraying occurs, and its schedule. Commissioner Mann said Lee County is still suffering from Irma and dealing with hur ricane damage and hurricane cleanup. Ironically, Hurricane Irma hit Lee County on Sept 10, he said. On Sept. 10, 1960, Hur ricane Donna took almost the same path. Donna came at such an angle that she pulled all of the water out of the Caloosa hatchee River and the river was dry it was almost biblical. Hurricane Irma hit a slightly different an gle and resulted in ooding, he said. He said they have discussed what they can do to clean the debris out of the dozens of riv ers and creeks. When you ood, you have to get that water out to the Gulf of Mexico as fast as you can, he said. If hurricane debris is not cleaned up be fore the wet season, ooding could again be a problem. Some of the creeks, its frightening how thoroughly they are log-jammed. It is going to be an enormous undertaking to clean that up, he said. I think Lee County has done a better job of learning, and now we are work ing to improve that situation. Commissioner McKinlay said Palm Beach County is in diligent conversation with the South Florida Water Management District for the Loxahatchee River restoration project. She said DEP and SFWMD have signed off on plans for the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir. We are happy we were able to negotiate that deal without taking any land out of agri cultural production, she said. Commissioner McKinlay said the state bud get did not provide any money for stormwa ter improvement projects for the Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee area. The outdated stormwater systems are the reason those communities have to back-pump into Lake Okeechobee to prevent ooding, she added. Palm Beach County was pleasantly sur prised to receive another $980,000 this (state legislative) session, she said. She said state money should not be used to repair the Herbert Hoover Dike because the project is already fully funded by federal dol lars. The state money could be put to better use funding other projects, she added. We dont need to be putting our state dol lars toward the infrastructure projects, she said. The president needs to tell the corps to use that money and move forward. She said the state had already committed $100 million to speed repairs on the dike. Yes, we want this repaired; yes, we want it sped up. But the federal government has al ready fully funded it. Florida taxpayers should not have to pay twice with our income tax dollars and our state tax dollars, said Commissioner McKin lay. I dont want the state to be put in the position that we have to put another $100 mil lion of state dollars into that project. We dont know who will be sitting in the governors chair next year. Commissioner Turner said it is beyond frustrating when he takes media representa tives out on the lake and you have them in your vessel and you are showing them bays that are gin clear, and then the story on televi sion news or in coastal newspapers shows the lake in a negative light. He said FLW is the greatest bass tour nament purveyor in the nation, and Lake Okeechobee is still their biggest draw, year after year. It speaks volumes when (Bass Pro Shop owner) Johnny Morris signs a contract, he said. Lake level expected to continue to drop Events for this week! rfnrftt btntrrt rrnrfrt rtrftrrfrrnt rnftnfrnt fbrttt nftfttft nfntrrnfrfr rftntnfrtttftr rnfftftr tfntrbrfrbb bbtr fbntrf rWe will be closed on Friday March 30 Mar 24 Mar 23 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27Dolly Hand Dolly Hand


3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 22, 2018 Published bye SunServing Western Palm Beach County Since 1929 To Reach Us Address: c/o Okeechobee News. 107 SW 17th St. Ste D., Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Website: bellegladesun.comTo Submit Newse Sun welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories, ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or emailed. e deadline for all news items is 12 p.m. Monday prior to the following ursday's publication. Email: or fax 863-763-7949...................................................................To Place A Display Ad Call (863) 763-3134, deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. E-mail: To Place A Classied Ad Call (877)353-2424 to place a classied advertisement from home. e deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. Fax: 1-877-354-2424 E-mail: Advertising Billing Department E-mail: To Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: e Sun is delivered by mail or subscribers on ursday and is sold in racks and store locations in the Palm Beach County areas.Call (800)282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. USPS 117920 Published Weekly by Independent Newspapers, Inc. for $39.00 per year including tax. Periodical Class postage paidPublisher: Katrina Elsken Advertising: 863-763-3134E-mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comWe Pledge ... To operate this newspaper as a public trust. To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. To report the news with honesty, accuracy, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. To correct our errors and to give each correction to the prominence it deserves. To provide a right to reply to those we write about. To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.Member of Dr. Fennoys superintendent contract approved Crime Stoppers Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers seeks the publics help in locating Jaime Tamayo, a while male. His birth date is Sept. 22, 1984. He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is on U.S. 27 in South Bay. He is want ed on a felony warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of battery of a child. If you have any information on this person, please contact local law enforcement. Anyone with information is urged to con tact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477), or you can remain anonymous by down loading the new app Connect & Protect, See Something Say Something for your Apple or Android smartphone. Jaime Tamayo Sun Spots WEST PALM BEACH The Palm Beach County School Board approved a six-plusyear contract for Donald E. Fennoy II on Wednesday, March 14, nalizing Dr. Fen noys hiring as the next superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District. Dr. Fennoy was ofcially sworn in as su perintendent on Thursday morning, March 15, and a public ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 4, before the school board meeting. Im feeling wonderful, Dr. Fennoy said. Im feeling excited. Dr. Fennoy, who has served under his mentor Dr. Robert Avossa for nearly 15 years, said he is ready to take the helm of the district, but added that Dr. Avossa will continue to be his mentor. Dr. Fennoys rst business as superinten dent includes three key changes to his ex ecutive cabinet, which also were approved by the board on March 14: Keith Oswald, who has served as cfhief academic ofcer for the district since 2014, has been approved as the districts deputy superintendent/chief of schools. Mr. Oswald is a longtime district educator, beginning his career as a teacher at Barton Elementary. Wanda Paul, who has been the chief of facilities management since 2016, will move to chief operations ofcer, a position that Dr. Fennoy had held for the past two years. Ms. Paul, who had an extensive military ca reer, served as chief operations ofcer for the Dallas Independent School District prior to coming to Palm Beach County. Amity Schuyler will become the dis tricts chief of staff, moving from her current role as chief strategic communications and engagement ofcer, where she has been for the past two years. Prior to her time in Palm Beach County, Ms. Schuyler served as the director of communications for the Lee County School District and as executive director of the nonprot organization Drug Free Charlotte County. DHCAC to present play Montana Repertory Theatre will present On Golden Pond at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center (DHCAC), Palm Beach State Col lege, 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade, on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. For informa tion, call 561-993-1160 or visit www.dolly Park day set March 24 I Love Pahokee Day returns to Commis sioners Park (next to Pahokee Library) on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are invited to enjoy food, fun, games, rafes, vendors and more. I Love Pa hokee Day is sponsored by Florida Crystals, IBEW Local 728, Clearvue Eye Center, the City of Pahokee, J&R Carenders, Pahokee Chamber of Commerce, Bridges of Pahokee, Valor Construction Management, Town Cen ter Cafe and the Childrens Services Council of Palm Beach County. For information, call 561-924-5579 or email PahokeeChamber@ GED classes at West Tech West Tech Educational Center, 2625 N.W. 16th Street in Belle Glade, offers ABE/GDE classes Monday-Thursday and ESOL classes Monda-Thursday. Cost is $30. ABE/GED regu lation will be Monday, April 16 through Fri day, Apri 27 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 8:30 p.m. Swoosh for a Cause The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy at Glades Day School, 400 Gator Blvd. in Belle Glade, will host its rst-ever Impact Project titled Swoosh for a Cause on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. This event will boast a basketball game between local Palm Beach County reghters and police ofcers. The winning team will donate the proceeds to a local charity of choice. Swoosh for a Cause will take place at Glades Day School in the Dora B. McWhorter Hall. Tickets may be pur chased at the door for $5 each, and conces sions will be available. Relay for Life The City of South Bay is seeking volun teers and support for the Relay For Life of the Glades. The team meetings will be held on Thursdays, March 29 and April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakeside Medical Cen ter, 39200 Hooker Highway in Belle Glade. For information, email Vicky Del Bosquez at or call 561996-6751. CCL moved to new location Community Connections for Life Inc. (CCL) has moved to 241 W Ave. A in Belle Glade. Their telephone numbers have been changed to: main ofce, 561-983-8870; fax, 561-983-8892. Register for Head Start Pioneer Park Elementary (PPE) and Glade View Elementary (GVE) are looking for chil dren to attend their Head Start PreKindergar ten Program for the 2018-19 school year. For information, call Ms. Thompson at 561-9938654 at PPE or Ms. Culler at GVE at 561-9938823 for an appointment to complete your application. Pay assessments online Palm Beach County property owners who have special assessments on their proper ties can now pay online with a credit card through the Clerk & Comptrollers website. Special assessments help pay for public im provements in a community such as road paving, water mains and drainage. On the Clerks website, customers can also view and print payoff letters, transaction activity re ports, lien satisfaction letters, payment letters and payment schedules. Payments by check are still accepted via mail and all payments (cash, check, credit cards) are accepted in person too. The Clerk & Comptroller Rev enue Department is located at Palm Beach County Governmental Center, 301 S. Olive Avenue, Second Floor, Room 203, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Search Special Assessments & Pay Online Class reunion set in June Calling all members of the Glades Cen tral Class of 1973 for a 45th Class Reunion in June 2018. For information, contact: Sharon Singleton at 561-996-7510 or 561-914-0592.; or Cynthia Cosby at 561-996-1137 or 561-9850430. They look forward to hearing from you as they prepare for the reunion to be held in June 2018. Hunter safety courses offered Special to The Sun The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in ve counties (list follows). All rearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satises hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. An internet-completion courses will be offered in Palm Beach County on April 14 and 15 (8 a.m. 5 p.m.) The specic locations for these classes will be given to those who register in ad vance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain infor mation about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWCs regional ofce in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 22, 2018 4 harassment that situation can cause. The teenagers got involved with PBPT back in November, receiving initial help from Evelyn Flores of that organization, then got in touch with a woman who runs a childrens clothing-centered charity in Delray Beach called Cool Clothes Closet. Its director, Lynda Walsh, gave them a crash how-to course about philanthropy, putting a plan together and then executing it. Guadalupe, a senior at Glades Central High School, had learned of the Philan thropy Tank opportunity through her tutor and friend Mary Ford at the Boys & Girls Club; so the trio applied, and they were chosen as one of the eight nalist teams out of 50 entries. At the third annual PBPT nals event, the student members of those eight teams pitched their ideas live on stage to the fourmember panel just as they do on TVs Shark Tank with hundreds of parents, fellow students, local business leaders and supporters watching. While judges Jim Karp, John Scarpa, Christine Stiller and Rick Stone deliberated after the kids pre sentations, emcee Sally Lou Loveman en gaged the audience and enticed donations to the PBPT cause. (Ms. Loveman was the audience producer for The Oprah Win frey Show.) Of the $100,000 parceled out in the PBPT nals, Team Uniformity was eligible for up to $15,000 and received the smallest amount of any team, but the girls neverthe less are joyous about the opportunity the award gives them. Three of the nalist teams received the $15,000 maximum; one got $14,000; two were awarded $12,000; and one got $10,000. Said Miss Garcia: The wait was long, but it was worth it through the months, building up to that day. It was worth all the stress. Im happy with where we are because its better than having nothing and because what we re ally needed the money for was the com munity, and if thats what the investors saw that we needed, Im pretty sure we can work with that. She said the investors main questions were about where the kids would store the clothes, and what kinds of quotes they got on costs. We told them, Thats why we need your help, to nd a better storage unit that can t in the price. And the ball is rolling already. They emailed us that were going to have a meeting on April 14 at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and were going to start there with our investors. But we already had step-by-step plans, Miss Garcia said. One of the best parts about their award is that it came with a millionaire to men tor them as they make Guadalupes idea a reality. Theyll be guided for the next full year by PBPT philanthropist/investor Rick Stone. Year after year, Palm Beach Philanthro py Tank attracts a diverse group of incred ibly talented students from around Palm Beach County with meaningful commu nity service projects, and this year was no exception. In just a matter of weeks, these students went from submitting their pro posals, to practicing their pitches, to stand ing on stage in front of hundreds of excited supporters and our team of philanthropistinvestors, said Evan C. Deoul, AB Bern steins senior managing director and cofounder of PBPT with Michael L. Kohner, managing director of Andersen Tax. And we have to thank our generous audience, which donated $18,500 during the 20 minutes our investors were delib erating. We look forward to continuing this program for years to come and watch ing these students make an impact in our community, said Mr. Kohner. The PBPTs primary purpose, aside from helping teach youth the value of giv ing back to the community, is to encourage new perspectives and ideas about issues and problems that Palm Beach County residents face. To be considered for a spot in the nals, applicants were required to submit a description of their project that addressed community impact, program feasibility, solution creativity, sustainability and team strengths. All the teams now will work in tandem with their investor/mentors to develop a business plan and strategy for success. To watch the progress of Team Uniformity, follow PBPT by visiting www.philanthro, like @pbphilanthropytank on Facebook or follow @pbptank on Twitter or Instagram. S.W. Ave. M, Belle Glade. Discussions will include promoting healthy manhood, violence prevention, health and awareness and building healthy relationships. There will be an informative workshop and a question/answer period where young men will be given the oppor tunity to ask real-life questions to the men on the panel. The invitation is open to all middle and high school students residing in the Welling ton, Loxahatchee, Hendry and the Tri-Cities (Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee) ar eas. Admission is free. TEAM Continued From Page 1 FORUM Continued From Page 1 The School Board of Hendry County will soon consider a measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay projects previously advertised for the 2017 to 2018 school year. Amended activity to be funded: Director of Facilities position The Local Capital Improvement Revenue Funds will be utilized to prorate the cost of the Director of Facilities position for activities that are related to the improvement and maintenance of the School District Facilities. All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held March 27, 2018, at 5:30 P.M., at Hendry County School Board meeting room, 475 Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting. AMENDED NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY Touring theatre returns to Dolly Hand with On Golden Pond Special to The Sun One of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, Montana Repertory Theatre, will present On Golden Pond at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 pm. On Golden Pond is an American trea sure. Many of us are familiar with the story through the Academy Award-winning lm adaptation starring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. Others have at tended one of the literally thousands of stage productions this extraordinary play has received over the years. Beguilingly simple, this humane, poetic and often very funny portrayal of a family in crisis as it pulls apart and then nds itself again has been touching audiences for de cades. Something deep and profound reso nates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson. We all have mothers and fathers, we all cope with aging and we have all experi enced being lost and, hopefully, found. It is this dynamic, this nding of family and the love therein, that keeps On Golden Pond forever relevant. Montana Rep was established as a pro fessional touring company in 1967, provid ing professional theatre at an affordable cost. The company assembles principle ac tors, directors and designers with prestigious credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows and ma jor regional theatre credits. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on Palm Beach State Colleges Belle Glade Campus at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade. For more information, call the box ofce at 561-993-1160 or visit


Evelyn Gayletona Greer, 57 CLEWISTON Evelyn Gayletona Greer passed away Thursday March 15, 2018. She was born July 30, 1960 in Clewiston, Fla., to Evelyn Yvonne (Hensley) Swindle and the late Calvin G. Swindle; Pre-deceased by a brother, Charlie Swindle. Evelyn was a Care giver for the elderly employed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Survivors by her husband, Harold Greer; one son, John Calvin (JC) McIntyre of OH; and two daughters, Niki Kelley and Johanna (Jason) Jones; one sister, Sherry (Timmy) Lee all of Clewiston. Grandmother of Austin, Brody and Lucy Gail Jones, Athena McIntyre, Wyatt, Cody, Bailey and Markie Greer; Fur grand Babies, Annabelle and Nate, Aunt of Sharon Rae (Daniel) Paniagua and Tyler Peacock. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:00p.m. at the New Harvest Church, with Pastor Chuck Pelham ofciating. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston Sheila Ann Miles Sanchez, 59 FORT PIERCE Sheila Ann Miles Sanchez passed away March 8, 2018 in Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Florida. She was born in Haines City, Fla. to Father, Julius Miles and mother Margie Miles on Nov. 23, 1958. She went to high school at Clewiston High and graduated in 1976. She owned a Title Business named Poinciana Title Company in West Palm Beach, Fla. She enjoyed gardening and life to the fullest as much as she was physically able. Sheila is survived by her Daughter, Margaret Lynn Reese of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Son, Allen Reese of Kissimmee, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Logan and Danielle. Two brothers, Emmette Miles of Clewiston, Fla. and Dewayne Miles of High Springs, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, and her foster mother, Judy Vann and her foster family. She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother; and one sister. Celebration of Sheilas life was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home where Rev. Jim Yates ofciated. Visitation was one hour before service at the funeral home. Burial was in Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, Florida at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 22, 2018 Reections from the Pulpit What happens when we slip up? Salvation or....? By The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+ Saint Martins Church, Clewiston One observation made awhile back had to do with judgments and students. Appar ently, schools that use Student Courts to judge classmates for infractions tend to be harsher and more punitive than when students are judged by faculty members. Heavier penalties are assessed by peers; an interesting observa tion! My reections didnt come up with any solid conclusions about why this should be so. Maybe students were more likely to be ex acting while teachers were more likely to be forgiving. One researcher in Europe looked about how we make moral judgments and noted that age is a factor. He would make up stories about people who broke rules but did so to save lives or when technical factors were not always applicable to situations en countered by people. He found that younger persons were more likely to follow a law-andorder approach to decisions while older per sons were more likely to follow the dictates of conscience. I think we may mellow with age and think that there but for the grace of God, go I. I have often felt that I cannot con done some of the things people do, but I can often understand why they do them. People will talk to me about making hard choices, making choices that take the pres sure off for the moment even if the problem will have a possibility of coming up again, about feeling limited in options, about having to choose the lesser of the evils when there is no good solution on the horizon. Jesus faced temptations that offered shortcuts or dealt with immediate needs; youre hungry, make these stones bread (Matthew 4:3) or Ill give you everything you came to seek, if youll worship me (Matthew 4:9) but He turned them all down. Human beings are not always capable of having their dilem mas with obvious outcomes or not as clear in the choices they must make. Human beings make choices that are wrong, short-sighted, inuenced by what seems expedient at the moment, affected by limited interests or not seeing the big picture and nal results of what they do. What then? Is there some way of reconciling human limits and acts with God who has laid out a better way of living and giving us an example in a Son who came to show and teach it? Can we see reconciliation between the call to perfection and the inad equate human responses? The answer that strikes me that is obvious is this: God must forgive humanity to reconcile. I know of no lasting human relationships that cannot exist without forgiveness in one form or another. No married couple, no social groups, no bod ies of people united for common purposes can exist without some acceptance of those who are seen as awed in some way but still part of the group. A recent television pre sentation was about a group of people radi cally divided on gun control and what should be done or not done; they met and agreed to meet again, then hugged each other as the session ended. Our agreeing to disagree means we welcome and have a place. It surely then must be the same with our relationship with our Creator-Redeemer-Sus tainer. I have noted those passages in scrip Medicare card switch gives scammers a new hook Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at Alice Claudette Cox Parr Alice Claudette Cox Parr was born on March 10,1943. She passed away on Thursday March 8, 2018 at Trustbridge Hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Ray Parr; daughters, Melanie Cox ,Pandora Campbell and grandson, Christopher Campbell. Also her sisters, Ellen Clark(Don Clark), Merle Murray, Eleanor Sweat, Marie Muniz, Diane Allen & Eva Wingate. Her brothers, David and Lamar Cox and numerous Nieces & Nephews. She was pre-deceased in death by her father, William A Cox; her mother, Elsie Cox Boren; her brothers, James Hendley, Walter, Wayne, Ralph, Charles, Henry, & Billy Cox; and her sister, Madge Walko. Her memorial service will be Saturday March 24, 2018 at the First Baptist Church 17 NW Avenue B Belle Glade, Fla. Following the service food will be served in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church. Obituaries ture which reect that this is Gods intention for us and see them as key to our understand ing of the nature of our relationship with God, but also what is a sustaining and lasting part of this relationship. John 3:16-17 is one passage that is key to that understanding. For God so loved the world that he gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not per ish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world but that the world might be saved through Him. Johns teaching is about a God that loves His creation and creatures. It is about faith, not perfection, being what nally matters. It is about what Jesus was not sent to do: con demn. Timothy reminds us This is a true say ing and worthy of all men to be received; that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sin ners (1 Timothy 1:15). When I read this pas sage, there is a note of Did He or didnt He? If this was then the purpose for the coming of the Lord, was He only partially successful or did He succeed in why He came and succeed in full? My own answer goes back to what I know about God: He doesnt do things halfway! John speaks about our short-comings, sins, weaknesses, failures. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He is the perfect offering for our sins, and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world (1 John 1:1-2). These passages say to me that my purpose in being here is to be the best that I can humanly be as God has made me and intends. When I dont meet His standards or my own, I have to work to get back on track; but in the meantime, it is not all hopeless. Special to INI Florida Medicare cards are undergoing a big change to make them more secure. But in the meantime, scammers are (of course!) taking advantage of confusion around the launch. How the scam works You receive a call from a person claim ing to work with Medicare. They are alleg edly calling about the new Medicare cards, which will be mailed this spring. The cards will be more secure because they use a Medicare Beneciary Identier instead of a Social Security number. The scammer claims that theres a prob lem with your card. The con artist may say your new card was lost or someone tried to use your ID number. To resolve the situ ation, the scammer just needs your Social Security number. In another version, the scammer claims you must pay money to receive your new Medicare card. They may ask you for pay ment information, so they can complete the process for you. They may even ask you to mail them your old card. How to avoid medicare scams Know how the Medicare card switch works. Understand that Medicare isnt call ing consumers about the card switch. Also, the new Medicare cards are being provided free of charge. Never provide personal information to a stranger. Dont share personal details with anyone who calls you unsolicited. Do not conrm or give out your full name, ad dress, Social Security number or any other personal information. For more information Learn about similar scams by reading this BBB tip: Read more about the new cards and their security benets on If youve fallen victim to this type of scam, you can help others avoid being scammed by ling a report Sign guestbooks at Uncommon Friends Scholarship deadline nearing The deadline for applying for Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarship applica tions for 2018 is April 1. Visit for more information on specic scholarships, application forms and requirements. Completed applications and/or any questions should be directed to scholarships@ For information, call Jennifer Nelson at 239-337-9503.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 22, 2018 6 Medical Directory Home Services Special to The Sun Wearing of the green ... The Glade View Elementary School cafeteria staff dressed in festive green to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Pictured from left to right are Ms. Putmon, Caf eteria Manager Ms. Robertson, Ms. R. Williams, Ms. S. Williams, Ms. Ross and Ms. Magana. JTK Bike Shop kids enjoy ride to Torry Island By Katrina Elsken The Sun Saturdays clear weather was perfect for a bike ride, according to Dawn Donaldson of JTK (Jesus The King) Bike Shop in Belle Glade. JTK Bike Shop is a nonprot youth development program. With some training from the adult volunteers, youngsters use parts from old bicycles to build their own bikes. They also help each other build and repair bikes, and recently even started selling bicycles to raise money for the program. JTK Bike Shop also organizes group bike rides, and invites the participants families to join in the fun. On Saturday, we enjoyed blue skies and a light breeze with tempera tures just topping 80 degrees, she said. The JTK Bike Shop kids had a tremen dous time exploring Torry Island. They cast their shing poles and nets, walked the pe destrian path, climbed the observation tower and generally had a great time outdoors, she continued. I had one of our JTK young sters tell me that she never even knew this beautiful place was less than two miles from her home. Thats not the rst time Ive heard that from the local kids, and I am so pleased that their bicycles are providing transporta tion for these kids to experience the world outside their immediate neighborhood. As a JTK family, we are especially proud of Rose Piercin and Rosy Flezinord, she added. Six months ago, neither one of these young teens knew how to ride a bike! On their own, the other JTK kids found this unacceptable, and set out to teach both of them how to ride a bicycle. We are so proud that on Sat urday, both Rose and Rosy made the six-mile ride successfully! We want to thank all the gracious drivers in town who were patient as we traveled along Canal Street to Torry Island. Over 20 of us in bright green shirts riding bikes through Belle Glade must have been quite the surprising sight, she said. The group is looking forward to the next JTK bike ride to Torry Island for the Black Gold Jubilee on April 14. JTK Bike Shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 7 p.m. At the end of a busy day of xing bi cycles, the group has a family-style meal together right there in the bike shop kitch en. Afterward, they all help with cleanup chores. To donate, volunteer or get more information about JTK Bike Shop, contact Dawn Donaldson by email at dbdonre@, phone at 561-312-8575 or at JTK Bike Shop, 233 W. Ave. A, Suite B. Special to The Sun Young people involved in the JTK Bike Shop program enjoyed a bike ride to Torry Island on Saturday. Special to The Sun The JTK Bike Shop participants consider themselves a family.


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Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State WorkOrder Number: FL10627497. Skydive Spaceland Clewiston is looking for Must be able to work weekends. Please email resume or questions to Central County Water Control District is seeking a fulltime secretary. Must have a High School diploma or general education Suite experience needed. Must be bilingualEnglish/ Spanish. This is a drug free workplace, and an equal opportunity employer. Pick up application at: 475 S. Cabbage Street, Montura Ranch Estates. Monday Thursday 7am 4pm. Position LIFEGUARDS Central County Water Control District is looking to hire lifeguards for the summer. Application need to be in By March 1, 2018 Please apply in person at the Central County Palm St., Montura Ranch Estates. Monday Thursday 7am to 5 pm. We are an equal Opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Everglades Harvest and Haul, LLC is hiring 40 farmworkers to harvest and pack corn in Palm Beach County, FL for a temporary period starting on 04/01/2018 and ending on 05/31/2018. Two (2) rience harvesting crops is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. 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OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7th 1937, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED ON PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 506 East Obispo Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE 1FTCR14A1VPB56817 1997 FORD 1HD4CEM11LY128874 1990 HARLEY-DAVIDSON NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: 1995 KAWK JKAVNDA11SB534552 2015 FORD 1FT7W2B69FEA08023 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262016CA000704XXXXXX Plaintiff, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 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. 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Lot 402 Pinecrest, Moore Haven $7K 8 Buildable lots available in Sky Valley, Clewiston Starting at $19K 2755 Milum Dr. Lakeport, Fl 3.18 ac. Lake Access, Waterfront, MAKE OFFER! $175K 28 ac. Hwy 27 Frontage $9,9K per acre, Venus, FL 77 ac. $7,9K per acre, Venus, FL 10 ac. $9,9K per acre, Venus, FL 901 Yacht Club Way $8,9K COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT PROPERTY lndustrial Park 3013 C.R. 835 (Open storage and Warehouse) Call for details 516 E Sugarland Hwy $59,9K Fishing Getaway w/Lake Access only $89K Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 22, 2018 10 Real Estate Directory Palm Beach County Commission News School district hiring new bus drivers Special to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH The Palm Beach County School District is seeking school bus drivers to be trained and ready for the road for the start of the school year. The district is seeking 25-30 drivers to help create a reserve of drivers to help ll spots vacated by those who retire or leave their positions. Successful trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a starting pay of $14.28 per hour; full benets, including medical, dental and vision insurance; and the ability to participate in a retirement pro gram. Successful candidates will enter the dis tricts bus driver training program and must possess the following minimum qualica tions: Must be a licensed driver for at least ve years; Have a good driving record with not more than two moving violations within an 18-month period and not more than one moving violation per year for the past three years; Must be clear of any suspensions or revocations for driving while intoxicated/ under the inuence of drugs and/or alcohol (DUI/DWI) within the past seven years. The driving record must be clear of the following infractions for the previous seven years: leaving the scene of an acci dent where there was an injury or property damage; reckless driving resulting in an ac cident; eeing or attempting to elude a po lice ofcer. The driving record must not show a pattern of: violating the law; unsafe or reck less driving; unwillingness to comply with the law. Successful candidates will be paid $10.42 per hour for up to 80 hours during training. For more information, visit PalmBeach For further assistance, contact the district at 561-242-6515 or 561242-6512. To expedite the application process, ob tain and submit a complete driving record (Lifetime Driving History) online or by vis iting your local Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Service Center, tax collectors ofce or courthouse. If you have moved from another state, you must provide a complete driving record (Lifetime Driving History) from that state also. Submit this information to the PBCSD, Transportation Services, Safety and Train ing Section, 3376 Summit Blvd., P-11, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Special to The Sun At its March 13 meeting, the County Com mission took the following actions: Opioid litigation selected the team of the Ferrero Law Firm, P.A., Napoli Skol nik, PLLC, LLC, and Stull, Stull & Brody, and approved a contract for professional legal services to pursue litigation on behalf of the county for costs, damages and other relief associated with the opioid epidemic in Palm Beach County. Housing liaison discussed the cre ation of a new ad valorem-funded position in the Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability to serve as the housing liaison at a minimum starting salary of $77,151 plus benets. The proposed position will be brought forward for consideration as part of the overall 2019 budget cycle. Workforce housing approved the Workforce Housing Program down pay ment assistance strategy for low, moderate and middle-income groups. A portion of the $3 million Workforce Housing Trust Fund, which developers pay into in lieu of con structing required lower-priced units, will be used to provide down payments Inspector General amended the con tract with Inspector General John Carey, ex tending it to June 22, 2022. The amendment modies the deferred compensation provi sion and allows for the conversion of sick leave to vacation leave. Work ID approved an amendment to the adult entertainment ordinance requiring work ID cards to be renewed every two years to protect vulnerable children and young adults, increasing the fee for a new work ID from $75 to $100, and requiring adult enter tainment establishments to retain a com plete performer roster. Budget approved a series of budget amendments and transfers in various funds reecting adjustments for balances brought forward, other revenue sources, reserves and operating expenses. These are neces sary to adjust FY 2018 budgets to reect dif ferences between actual and estimated FY 2017 revenues and expenditures. OCR approved a series of revisions to the Ofce of Community Revitalization (OCR) Americas Next Top Neighborhood grant program to include: 1) clarifying the guidelines and simplifying the application; 2) forming a new grant review committee; 3) increasing the grant amount from $5,000 to $10,000; and 4) limiting funding to projects located in specic target areas which are in need of nancial assistance. Orange Bowl accepted an Orange Bowl Legacy Gift donation to pay for im provements at Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade. The Orange Bowl Committee has offered to design, permit and construct a project that will include a synthetic athletic eld, an electronic scoreboard, goals, entry monument and related Orange Bowl ame nities at the park. The agreement requires a 50 percent match not to exceed $1.5 million from the county. Project Knight conceptually approved a cash grant of $70,000 and an ad valorem tax exemption of up to $650,000 over a sixyear period for Project Knight. The company is considering investing $25 million to reno vate and equip its existing facility in Palm Beach County and create 100 new jobs over a three-year period. The annualized average wage is $92,124 with an annualized median wage of $64,000; estimated ve-year local economic impact is $248 million. Opportunity Zones approved Oppor tunity Zone census tracts for Palm Beach County to be approved by the governor. Op portunity Zones are a federal tax incentive designed to subsidize private investment in designated distressed areas. The recom mended census tracts are based on areas identied for potential economic develop ment and for mixed-income or affordable rental housing developments. Palm Springs adopted a resolution denying establishment of the Palm Springs Community Redevelopment Agency. Reentry authorized the use of general funds to continue reentry services for ex-of fenders under the Public Safety Department in the amount of $393,550 and the Frequent Users System Engagement (FUSE) program under the Criminal Justice Commission in the amount of $100,000. The money would be available in the event expected federal grant funding under the Edward Byrne Me morial Justice Assistance Grant Program is not released by the U.S. Department of Jus tice. YMCA authorized staff to evaluate the potential of forming a cooperative partner ship with the YMCA of the Palm Beaches to move the existing YMCA branch in Palm Springs to undeveloped land within Lake Lytal Park. Fire Rescue discussed atypical devel opment costs associated with the proposed acquisition of a 5.09-acre vacant parcel of land in unincorporated western Delray Beach for the development of a Fire Rescue station. Staff was directed to negotiate fur ther with the property owner and update the county commissioners on options. Ratication ratied the appointment of Michael Mackey as Fire Rescue adminis trator. He has been serving as interim admin istrator since January. Palm Beach property adopted a reso lution authorizing the conveyance of a 0.02acre parcel of property on the east side of North Ocean Boulevard to the Town of Palm Beach. This will allow the town to use the property for its coastal management pro gram and relieves the county of liability and maintenance responsibility. Criminal history records approved on preliminary hearing and to advertise for pub lic hearing on April 10 the Palm Beach Coun ty Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) Ordinance. Register for Head Start Pioneer Park Elementary (PPE) and Glade View Elementary (GVE) are looking for children to attend their Head Start PreKindergarten Program for the 2018-2019 school year. For information, call Ms. Thompson at 561-993-8654 at PPE or Ms. Culler at GVE at 561-993-8823 for an appointment to complete your application. Literacy tutors recruited The Glades area Adult Literacy Project is recruiting adult volunteer tutors now. Contact Sandra Lusunariz, Adult Literacy Project Coordinator, Belle Glade Branch Library at 561996-3453 for information.


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