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Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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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? 14.02 feetLast Year: 12.68 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Third Mathletic Vocabulary Competition in Glades region ... Page 6 Public input requested for language arts ... Page 3 Incumbent Hill wins by 3 votes after recount, protest ... Page 4 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Thursday, March 29, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 13 50 I Love Pahokee Day a fantastic time for all ... Page 6 By Chris FelkerThe Sun PAHOKEE Newly elected Pahokee City Commissioner Benny Everett III and Commissioner Felisia Hill were sworn by City Attorney Gary Brandenburg during the commissions regular meeting Tuesday night, March 27. Ms. Hill was given a third term in winning re-election to her seat by three votes in the Group 2 race during the election March 13. Her opponent was Sara Perez, who had been Pahokee commissioners are sworn in The Sun/Chris FelkerI Love Pahokee Day picture-perfectBeautiful weather enticed many Pahokeeans and their kids to come out and celebrate I Love Pahokee Day at Commissioners Park on Saturday, March 24. More photos on Page 6. The Sun/Chris FelkerNew Commissioner Benny Everett III (right) takes the oath of ofce to join the Pahokee City Commission. The Sun/ Chris FelkerFormer Vice Mayor Nathaniel Holmes (center, behind Commissioner Clara Murvin) yields his seat to new Commissioner Everett. The Sun/Chris FelkerPahokee City Attorney Gary Brandenburg (left) swears in Commissioner Felisia Hill (center) for a third term. By Chris FelkerThe Sun The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance (known as LORE) will host a public workshop and panel discussion titled Is Homeownership for Me?on the evening of Thursday, April 12, at the Belle Glade Library Civic Center. The event is geared toward people who are renting their housing. Chris Radentz, a LORE board member and administrative coordinator, said: It will talk about renting vs. buying, programs Homeownership seminar set April 12, geared toward rentersSee SWORN Page10 See SEMINAR Page 10


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 2


Seeking sponsors and teams 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 Center, 39200 Hooker Highway in Belle Glade. For information, email Vicky Del Bosquez at del or call 561-9966751. Donate your shirts Community Services Department and the Farmworker Career Development program will collect long-sleeve shirts to help protect farmworkers from exposure to pesticides, heat and cold weather-related illnesses. Do nate your long-sleeve shirts (slightly used, light-colored, cotton) by dropping them off at the Farmworker Career Development of ce, 607 S. Main St., Suite 103, in Belle Glade, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. through March 31. For information, call Cynthia R. McMillan at 561-992-7406. Friday service scheduled St. John First Missionary Baptist Church in vites the Glades community to join them on Friday, March 30, at 6:45 p.m., as they reect on the sacrice and triumph of Jesus Christ. For information visit Adult yoga classes offered West Technical Education Center, 2625 N.W. 16th St. in Belle Glade, is now accept ing applications for an adult yoga class that will be starting on Monday, April 9 through Wednesday, May 9. (Mondays and Wednes day) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register online at schools or call 561-829-4620. LORE to host free workshop The Lake Okeechobee Regional Eco nomic Alliance (LORE) will host an Is Homeownership for Me workshop on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Belle Glade Library Civic Center, 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade. The workshop is free. Refreshments will be served. Julbilee set for April 14 The Black Gold Jubilee will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Torry Island Recreation Center & Camp ground, 5000 W. Canal St. North in Belle Glade. Folks are sure to have a full day of fun on Torry Island, starting with an early 5K or 10K Walk/Run kickoff at 7:30 a.m. At noon, and continuing with all-day free childrens activities, rides and games along with fabu lous food booths will tempt you with favorites such as jambalaya, boudin and corn and sug ar cook-offs. Many folks will enjoy the arts and crafts booths, photography display, and the Green Market. Photos of the Harvest Queen and Jr Harvest Queen contestants will be in next weeks edition of The Sun newspaper. GED classes at West Tech West Tech Educational Center, 2625 N.W. 16th St. in Belle Glade, offers ABE/GDE classes Monday-Thursday and ESOL classes MondaThursday. Cost is $30. ABE/GED regulation will be Monday, April 16 through Friday, Apri 27 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 8:30 p.m. Food distribution The Glades Initiative, through their Glades Area Food Bank, has partnered to have food boxes delivered to the Glades area. The box es contain items such as cereal, Chef Boyard ee, trail mix, granola bars, Pop Tarts, pudding and shelf-stable milk. The goal is to feed as many people as possible, and feed again, un til every food box goes out before the foods expiration date, which is July 2018. If your agency would like to schedule a pick-up, con tact Sandy at 561-996-3310 or 561-996-3310 or Distributions will be carried out one day per week. VIBES meetings to be held All teens between 12 and 18 years are in vited to attend the Teen Social VIBES Clinic. Healthcare providers will be available to provide exams and condential counseling. Teen Social VIBES is held the rst and third Wednesday of each month at 3-6 p.m. at 38754 State Road 80 in Belle Glade. Pick-up transportation provided to attend and free bus pass for return home transportation. No appointment is needed. Four community services hours will be provided. For informa tion, call 561-983-9241. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 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 Special to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH The Palm Beach County School District is reviewing Grade 3 Core Knowledge Language Arts materi als for consideration to use for the 2018-19 school year in the following 16 schools: Banyan Creek, Barton Elementary, Cypress Trails, Del Prado, Diamond View, Indian Pines, Jupiter Farms, Orchard View, Pine Grove, Pioneer Park, South Olive, Starlight Cove, Sunrise Park, Verde, Waters Edge and Whispering Pines. The district encourages parents and com munity members to review materials being considered. If you are interested in reviewing these materials, contact Vivian Holcombe by email at vivian.holcombe@palmbeach, or call 561-434-8015. Materials will be available to review through April 15. Public input requested for language arts Special to The Sun Belle Glade A Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce news release stated that at 8:32 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, un known armed males approached a victim walking in the 300 block of South Main Street in Belle Glade and forcibly took his personal property. Suspect one is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. Suspect two is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a brown and white jacket. Anyone with information is urged to con tact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or you can remain ANONYMOUS by down loading our new app PBSO for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the See Something feature. The app can also be downloaded from Suspects wanted for armed robbery Photos of the suspects involved in the March 21 armed robbery. Special to The Sun PALM BEACH COUNTY Crime Stop pers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Donnie Donaldson, 32, black, male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and multiple tattoos. His last known ad dress was on Southwest A Avenue in Belle Glade. Donaldson is wanted on a felony warrant for charges of aggravated bat tery with a deadly weapon, violation of probation for a charge of aggravated as sault with a deadly weapon, violation of probation for a charge of possession of cocaine, and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear to answer a charge of resisting arrest without violence. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477), or you can remain anonymous by downloading the new app Connect & Protect, See Something Say Something for your Apple or Android smartphone. Crime Stoppers Donnie Donaldson Sun Spots


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER TRANSMITTAL OF A LARGE SCALE PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in Glades County, Florida, public hearings will be held be fore the Glades County Planning and Zoning Board on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 5:05 PM and the Glades County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM, or as soon as the matters may be heard. These hearings will be held at the County Commissioners Chambers, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, and Florida 33471. The purpose of the public hearings for the following item is to consider the transmittal of the amendment to the State agencies for review and comment. This item will be heard at the January 10 and the February 14 hearings. The Parcel ID Number for the subject site is A3342-33-A00-0020-0000 ORDINANCE 2018 ___ AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 163.3184, FLORIDA STATUTES, ADOPTING A LARGE SCALE FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT TO THE GLADES COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FROM AGRICULTURE/ OPEN TO INDUSTRIAL FOR 60.51 ACRES OF LAND; LOCATED AT 6120 W. US HWY 27 APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER IS LONG HAMMOCK GROVES; CASE NUMBER COMP18-02LS; PROVIDING FOR REVISION TO AND INCLUSION OF THE REVISED FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE A COPY OF SAID PETITIONS AND STAFF REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE GLADES COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (198 6TH STREET, MOORE HAVEN). ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE URGED TO ATTEND THESE PUB LIC HEARINGS. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO SPEAK. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, AT ANY TIME IN ADVANCE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING(S). PLEASE CALL 863-946-6018 AND MENTION THE PETITION NUMBER OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD, OR COUNTY COMMISSION, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTI MONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE HEARD. Glades County Democrat March 29, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 4 Pahokee election outcome changed by absentee ballots By Chris Felker The Sun PAHOKEE The counting of absentee ballots on March 14, the day after Election Day, changed the outcome of one Pahokee City Commission race. The result triggered not only an automatic recount because of its closeness but also an Election Canvassing Board meet ing last week, where the challenger who lost protested through her attorney. The ofcial outcome is that incumbent Commissioner Felisia Hill retained her seat by an edge of just three votes. By actual ballots cast at the polls on Tuesday, March 13, at the citys two precincts, challenger Sara Perez ap peared to have won election to the Group 2 commission seat with 274 votes to Commis sioner Hills 212 (according to unofcial results reported that night by the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Ofce, or SOEO). But most of the 197 absentee ballots cast in the race went to Ms. Hill, 131 to 66, giving her 343 total votes to Ms. Perezs 340. That tiny differ ence led to an automatic recount later in the week. A Pahokee Election Canvassing Board meeting then was called for the morning of Thursday, March 22, presided over by City Commissioner Clara Murvin. Commissioner Diane Walker and City Attorney Gary Branden burg also sat as election canvassers (Mr. Bran denburg was sitting in for Mayor Keith Babb as he was out of town). Mr. Brandenburg explained that they were meeting that morning to certify the results of the election as found in the recount and re ported March 14 by the county SOEO. The purpose of the canvassing board is to review the vote tabulation conducted by the supervi sor of elections and determine if there are any irregularities in the vote count. In the recount, he said, it was determined ... that there were undervotes also cast in that race. An undervote is when a person decides not to vote in a race. Fourteen were cast in Pahokee, those were separated out in the re count process, but then the canvassers, Mr. Brandenburg said, felt it was best to look at each and every vote cast, and to ascertain if we could determine if there was a clear and unequivocal intention on behalf of any of those votes to put a vote down for any particu lar person. They found one, he said, which added one vote to Ms. Hills total and left 13 undervotes. Ms. Perezs attorney, Thomas Montgomery, appeared before the canvassing board and protested, rst, that Mr. Branden burg might have violated the Sunshine Law by advising the other two canvassers outside of public meetings. The more important point, though, Mr. Montgomery claimed secondly, was that a notice had gone out with mailed absentee ballots stating that one candidate had been found ineligible to run as the SOEO had ruled after receiving a complaint that Ms. Perez did not reside in the city and that therefore any ballots cast in that particu lar race would be thrown out and not count in the nal result. However, a judge ruled just three days before the election that Ms. Perez was a legitimate Pahokee elector and thus was reinstated to the ballot. I would suggest to you that in this par ticular election, all of the absentee or mail-in votes should be excluded because the su pervisor of elections ... sent out a notice with those absentee ballots that if you voted for Sara Perez, your vote would not be counted, and that may explain the undervote where people voted and they did not vote in Group 2. I would suggest to you that this election was extremely close, and the issue about you certifying this election with the absen tee ballots being included taints the election. You should exclude the absentee ballots and you should take the raw vote at the polls and certify (it), Mr. Montgomery continued. If youre not prepared to do that, you need to not accept the count from the SOEO and you need to order a new election. He said Ms. Perez had led supplemental pleadings with the court, asking it to so rule if the board wouldnt. In addition to that, Ms. Murvin should re cuse herself from serving on the canvassing board, he contended. Shes a supporter of Ms. Hill. She testied at the hearing on the behalf of the city and Ms. Hill. She should have nothing to do with the certication of the results of this election. Mr. Montgomery added: If what youre saying is true, there were 13 ballots that were cast, as absentee ballots, that did not partake in Group 2. That means that those individuals were going to vote for Ms. Perez, and she would have won by 10 votes. In his remarks later, Mr. Brandenburg said those voters might just as well have been in tending to vote for Commissioner Hill, mak ing Mr. Montgomerys statement that Ms. Perez would have won, purely speculative. Mr. Brandenburg then made a motion, which Ms. Walker seconded, to certify the results as submitted by the county SOEO. The vote to do so was 2-1 in favor, with Ms. Murvin and Mr. Brandenburg voting yes, and Ms. Walker voting no. Ms. Perez did not re spond to an email from The Sun inquiring whether she would further contest the nal outcome in court. Incumbent Hill wins by 3 votes after recount, protest Easter breakfast set The Moore Haven Lions Club will again sponsor the annual Easter Sunrise Sausage and Pancake Breakfast This will be held on Sunday, April 1 from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Cafeteria of the Moore Haven Elementary School. Musical entertainment will be provided by Barbara and Tom Shannahan. All are welcome. There is no charge; how ever donations will be accepted for the benet of the Ronald McDonald Homes. These are residencies where families stay while their seriously ill children are being treated in nearby hospitals. Kirby Sullivan-863-946-2556


5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 Reections from the Pulpit 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 Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman II (March 28, 1956 March 20, 2018) MOORE HAVEN Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman II, was called home to Heaven March 20, 2018. Mr. Haman was born in Wilmington, Del. to father Robert Haman and mother Vivian Brown Haman on March 28, 1956. He was a proud American and served his country in the U.S. Army as an infantryman. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, as well as the National Defense Service Medal and Expert in Rie Medal. He served in the Vietnam War Era and was a member of the Delaware and Florida National Guard. Mr. Hamans 32-year law enforcement career began in Delaware with the Department of Corrections. He served with the Glades County Sheriffs Department as Correction Ofcer, Deputy, Bailiff and Jail Administrator. His later years were spent with GEO Corporation until he retired due to illness in 2013. Robert married his beloved wife Frances Gail Haman, June 13, 1981 in New Castle, Del. He enjoyed reading, singing and music, shing, hunting, bible study and teaching the bible. Mr. Haman is survived by his devoted wife, Frances Gail Haman; and precious daughter, Jennifer Elaine Haman; and four siblings, Michael Haman, Patricia Haman, Dawn Woolen and Candace Romani. He was preceded in death by both parents. He loved his family and his church dearly. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Bethel Holiness Church, 1153 Cornelia Drive, LaBelle, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 also at the church beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jeremy Howell ofciating Burial will follow at Ortona Cemetery, 8898 West State Road 78, Moore Haven with full military honors. Brister Funeral Home is honored to have serviced this family. Come celebrate the life, love and legacy of Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman, II. Obituaries Easter: Life and life abundantlyThe Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston Someone I knew had to undergo surgery but had a bleeding problem. Doctors were able to control it and everything went well. Following surgery, she proclaimed Im alive, Im alive! and I shared her joy for those few moments while she awoke from the anesthesia and reveled in a miracle. I anticipate that story has been repeated mil lions of times among those who have gone before us from this life to the life to come. It is a story about Easter and the promise that the Lord has given us; and the message from Him that is for all who believe. Those who believe live out what the Epistle to the Hebrews (chapter 11, verse 1ff) has given us; Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. The answer came to one patient who believed that all would work out and life would continue. Her faith was that assurance, that conviction and she was rewarded for her belief. That faith was known to Jesus followers who also knew fear but believed that His promises to us would be fullled. Those who saw the Lord have given us testimony of His presence after being crucied; and millions after have come to know Him. One clergyman put it very succinctly; Either this is the most preposterous story in history, or it is true! For all who have experienced the risen Lord, the latter is the obvious answer and they will share in those moments of going from life to the greater life to come. Our sciences have given us answers and knowing how but is in our other ways of knowing that we come to understand why. My work includes helping people to come to know Gods presence and purposes in life, how we are called to relate to each other and live together, how we proclaim on Easter He has risen, the Lord has risen indeed! The Easter story is given to us in each of the gospel accounts, the epistles and the lives of the faithful ever afterward. Today, many live in great fear that their lives will be taken from them by acts of vio lence. The fear is for their children and for themselves and they have decided to act. The cries of people today are that there must be a better way! and they have rallied together to seek it. Beneath it all is the recognition that life is sacred and that life is a gift to be cherished and hallowed. Easter is Gods afrmation to us of that recognition within us. Jesus has told us of His reasons for coming among us. Speaking to the crowds one day He told those who were present I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10b). He tells them that He will lay down His life for them because He has come to care for them (vss. 12-19), and, as they say, the rest is history. It is that history that is celebrated at Easter; accounts of Jesus appearance after His laying down His life and the encounters with disciples and many others when He arose. His appearances let them know that their faith and hope was not in vain and the witness and conviction of people ever since is celebrated around the world on this day. The sacredness of life, our motivations to protect and see that it can be lived to its fullest is what is being told to us in the Easter proclamation that life is to be lived and then go on. Our efforts to improve life, prolong life, to regard life as worth saving all point to ward the greatest gift possible; that it will go on and on and on, even forever. That gift to us is from God; it is celebrated at our altars, in our homes and in our hearts. Because He lived and lives, we live and will live and have life abundantly one day with Him. May this be a blessed and happy Easter and time of giving thanks to God for the greatest gift we might possibly receive. Amen. SFWMD continues efforts to preserve land near the Everglades headwatersSpecial to INI Florida WEST PALM BEACH On Feb. 8, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved another land purchase to help preserve the Shingle Creek Management Area in Orange and Osceola counties, which serves as the headwaters for Floridas Everglades. This board remains steadfast in ensuring the health of the Everglades, and Shingle Creek is critical to achieving this goal, said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman and Orange County resident Dan OKeefe. Every parcel of property we can secure helps preserve Shingle Creek, which is an important step for the Everglades and a worthy investment in the future of our environment, Chairman OKeefe added. The Governing Board approved purchasing 3.61 acres from two willing sellers in Shingle Creek for $101,000. The SFWMD has been purchasing land around Shingle Creek for conservation since 1991 origi nally, through the Save Our Rivers program and, subsequently, with mitigation funds because of the creeks unique hydrologic function and environmental value for the Ev erglades. The SFWMD now owns nearly 2,500 acres for conservation within Shingle Creek. Another 1,100 acres is privately owned. The Governing Board also approved an amendment to this years budget, adding another $375,000 to acquire land from will ing sellers within the Shingle Creek Manage ment Area. Recognized as the headwaters of Floridas Everglades, the Shingle Creek Management Area is the largest natural area in the greater Orlando area. It is comprised primarily of hardwood swamps with some upland habitat and is home to 154 different wildlife species. The swamp plays a critical role in providing regional ood protection and ensuring water quality.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 6 By Chris Felker The Sun The weather cooperated nicely for the 2018 I Love Pahokee Day gathering Satur day, March 24, at Commissioners Park next to the Pahokee branch library on Bacom Point Road. The festivities were cosponsored by Florida Crystals, the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers Local 728, the Pahokee Chamber of Commerce, Bridges of Pahokee, Valor Construction Management, Town Center Cafe and the Childrens Servic es Council of Palm Beach County. Plenty of food was for sale, with the popular Super Ta cos food truck present, and there were also games such as corn-shucking contests and sack races; rafes; vendors peddling books, caricatures, crafts, paintings, photos, post ers, T-shirts and Tupperware; musicians and preachers; plus exhibitors of classic autos. Its going fantastic, said Regina Bohlen of the chamber, just after noon. We had the little kids out this morning and we had the egg race. You know, they race with an egg on a spoon, except we didnt boil the eggs, so they had raw eggs, and when they real ized it was real eggs ... it was hysterical. City Commissioner Clara Murvin gave instruction on shucking corn, and then of course the big kids had to get in and shuck that corn, so now all the corn is shucked and now were cooking it, Ms. Bohlen said. It was being boiled up and served steaming hot with salt and butter, spread or mayon naise. There were bounce houses for the toddlers and cotton candy for the sweet tooths, too. Musical acts included Michael Boone, Pastor Bill Taylor from First Baptist Church of Canal Point, who sang a couple of songs, and Mr. Harmonica, a local gentleman whos been here 40 years, and he played When the Saints Go Marching In, and then he played Night Train, which he really loves, she said. There was a good turnout, Ms. Bohlen added, with Palm Beach County School Board member Marcia Andrews, a repre sentative of County Commissioner Melissa McKinlays ofce, newly elected Pahokee City Commissioner Benny Everett, re-elected Commissioner Felisia Hill and a couple of former mayors among those who showed up. Mayor Keith Babb was out of town. I Love Pahokee Day a fantastic time for all The Sun/ Chris Felker Michael Boone performs while one spectator sways to the music at lunchtime Saturday in the park behind Pahokees branch of the Palm Beach County library on Bacom Point Road. The Sun/ Chris Felker After all the corn was shucked by children little and big, moms like this one lined up to buy the sweet/salty/crunchy ears. Special to the The Sun The Glades region is very excited to announce the win ners of the third Mathletics Vocabulary Competition that took place on Saturday, March 17, in conjunction with the 39th Glades Festival of Afro Arts. Each of the winners received an Amazon Fire tablet with a case and screen protector. The committee would like to thank its sponsors for the monetary gifts and donations: H.E. Hill Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sig ma Theta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and the Palm Beach County Education Foundation. The Glades Region math team appreciates the continued support of the Tri-Cities Education Committee members, Mary O. Evans and Eddie Rhodes for supporting the event and soliciting the donations to support our students. The winners are: Third grade First place Shanya Senorine (Belle Glade Elementary) Second place Yazlin Fabian (Pioneer Park Elemen tary) Third place Magaly Robles (Gove Elementary) Fourth grade First place Candace DeLeonardo (Pahokee Elemen tary) Second place Evelin Perez Guzman (Gove Elemen tary) Third place Korlissia Young (KEC Canal Point El ementary) Fifth grade First place Elizabeth Robles (Gove Elementary) Second place Uriel Calihua (Gove Elementary) Third place Gustavo Barrera (Gove Elementary) 3rd Mathletics Vocabulary Competition in Glades region Special to The Sun Third-grade winners were, in rst place, Shanya Se norine from Belle Glade Elementary; second place, Yazlin Fabian from Pioneer Park Elementary; and third place, Magaly Robles from Gove Elementary. Special to The Sun Fourth-grade winners were, in rst place, Candace DeLeonardo from Pahokee Elementary; second place, Evelin Perez Guzman from Gove Elementary; and third place, Korlissia Young from KEC Canal Point Elementary. Special to The Sun Fifth-grade winners were, in rst place, Elizabeth Robles from Gove Elementary; second place, Uri el Calihua from Gove Elementary; and third place, Gustavo Barrera from Gove Elementary.


7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 U.S. Sugar Employees Give Back U.S. Sugar and our employees LLaces of Love U.S. Sugar President & CEO Robert H. Buker with Clewiston-area students By Richard Marion The Sun Nick Sanchez, former Glades Day Gator all-area/all-state running back, wide receiv er, cornerback and kick/punt returner, has been hired as the new cornerbacks coach at Western Michigan University (WMU). Sanchez graduated from Glades Day School in 2002, before moving on to attend college at Stanford. He is taking the WMU job following a three-year stint at the University of Albany. He worked as the conerbacks coach for all three years as well as taking on additional duties as the assistant defensive coordinator for one. WMU Bronco head coach Tim Lester is ready to see what Sanchez can do with the Bronco cornerbacks. Nick is a Belle Glade native and was valedictorian of his class before heading to Stanford, Lester said in a news release. Hes a guy that played the position and can go out there and show our players how its done. Im excited for him to go to work be cause everywhere he has gone, his second aries have led the league in picks and have been really successful. During his past two seasons at the Uni versity of Albany, Sanchezs defense nished in the top 20 of the Football Championship Subdivision in scoring, including 2016, when they led the nation with 32 forced turnovers and ranked 12th with 17 interceptions. While Sanchezs coaching career has been focused on defense, he was a versa tile player on both sides of the ball at Glades Day. During his junior year with the Ga tors, Sanchez rushed for 1,164 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also had success at the collegiate level. Sanchez was a four-year letter win ner and three-year starting cornerback at Stanford from 2003 to 2007, recording 153 tackles, seven interceptions, 19 pass break ups, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in that span. He also signed as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders and had brief stints with the Central Valley Coyotes and the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. Nick is someone I have always wanted on staff, and when the position became open it was a no-brainer, Lester continued. I called other coaches that have worked with him, and one of the rst things they talked about was how good of a recruiter he is. Everyone always does a good job in their back yard, and that fact that his back yard is Florida is huge for us. WMU will rst see action this year in a home game against Syracuse on Aug. 31. Former Glades Day player hired as coach at WMU Courtesy WMU Athletics/ Gary Shook Former Glades Day Gator and new WMU cornerbacks coach Nick Sanchez works with players during a spring practice. Special to The Sun TALLAHASSEE More than 1,500 stu dents were named to the Fall 2017 Deans List at Tallahassee Community College. The following local students made the list: Kathryn Emily Weeks of Belle Glade Kirsten Elizabeth Schoenfeld of Belle Glade Vashod Malik Vereen of Belle Glade To qualify for the Deans List, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. Local students named to Deans List


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Please send resumes to: Clerk of Court, PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, Attention: Finance Director 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 A & M Labor Management, Inc is hiring 30 farmworkers to harvest and pack sweet corn and watermelon in Hendry County, FL for a temporary period starting on 03/27/2018 and ending on 05/28/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. Three (3) months veriharvesting crops is required. 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. 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Help Wanted: ADVERTISING CONSULTANT e Caloosa Belle/Immokalee Bulletin is looking for a highly driven, marketing savvy and creative advertising consultant who will help us grow our print and online advertising sales while producing results for our clients. While experience is preferred, we will train the right person. If you are a self-motivated, out-going and ideaoriented individual, we want to hear from you! e right candidate must be able to work with Mom and Pop businesses one minute and national ad agencies the next. We oer a competitive pay and benets package, on the job training, and the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated group of community journalists who believe in solid teamwork. Our portfolio of advertising opportunities include several weekly newspapers around Lake Okeechobee, tourism and real estate magazines and trac-attracting newspaper websites. 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If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Roofing Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Antiques ANTIQUES: China Cabinet, Sewing Machine w/cabinet, Chair, Dry Sink, School Desk. (11) 5 Ft. Tall Shelving Stands for shop or garage. (954)873-3322 (LaBelle) Apartments MOORE HAVEN COMMONS 863-946-1262 TDD:711 1101 Cactus Avenue, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Now accepting Applications Affordable Living for low income families Spacious units equipped with central heat and air, carpet, appliances, on-site laundry and playground 1 BR apts start at $545 2 BR apts start at $631 Limited rental assistance available. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Roofing Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 Pickup Tr ucks 1999 DODGE DAKOTA Sport, 2 Door w/2nd row seating. Mileage 208,738 Runs well. A/C and Tires good. Has topper. 1 Owner. $1000 or best offer. (863)983-6788 or (863)677-0796 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Everglades Harvest and Haul, LLC is hirng 40 famwkers to harvest and pack corn in Palm Beach County, FL for a temporary period starting on 04/01/2018 and ending on 05/312018. Two (2) rience harvesting crops is required The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr or applicable piee rates This job requres prlonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching Job is outdoors and cotinues in all type of weather. Wokers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worke. Workers must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. repetitively throughout the work day Employer garantees work will be available for at least reequates of the peiod tate. Requred tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker Housing wil be available for wokers who cannot reasonably return home afte each working day. Transportaton 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 WorkOde Number: FL10628661. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Apartments Greentree South Apartments 2 & 3 br apartments. Includes all appliances, window treatments. Coin operated laundry conveniently on site. Bilingual staff. Sewer & trash included in rent. Tenant pays electric & water. Rental Rates from $689 Rental applications available at: 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-0313 greentreesouth@ Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Apartments Now Renting: Sugar Country Apartments 626 West Avenue, Moore Haven new affordable units, starting at $405 for 1BR and $461 for 2BR apartments plus electric. Water, sewer and trash are included in rent. Income limits apply. Energy Star appliances, central heat and air, decorator window treatments. Phone 727-443-3251, ext. 32 or email: southwindgm@ for a rental application. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Houses Rent Owner Financing Furnished, 1100 sq. ft., 2br /1ba, 30ft. bulk headed water front, 55 plus, Buckhead Ridge Turtle Cove, unit 62. $79K or rent $700/mo. Call Van 772-519-0962 Boats INFLATABLE KAYAK and Big Foot Sand Trailer for launching Hobie Cat Sailboat or In(954)873-3322 Public Notice REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) NO. 6000000890 Storm Water Treatment Area (STA) Flat Mowing Services, Hendry and Palm Beach Counties, FLThe Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 P.M. opening time on May 1st, 2018, for STA Flat Mowing Services within the Clewiston Field Station service area. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE (CONFERENCE) & SITE VISIT will be held on April 19, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. at the Clewiston Field Station Main Conference Room, located at 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, Florida. All Respondents who wish to respond to this Solicitation must be present and on time at the Conference and Site Visit. Respondents that attended the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and Site Visit for RFB 6000000868 are not required to attend. Bids will not be accepted from Respondents who either did not attend the Conference and Site Visit or who THE DISTRICT WILL NOT ADMIT ANY RESPONDENTS AFTER 9:15 A.M. Work site visits will immediately follow the Conference and may include travel through rough terrain and remote and heavy vegetative areas. Transportation to the Conference and Site Visit shall be the responsibility of the Respondent. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested Respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at; (3) by calling the BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290, option 1. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our website 485135 CN 3/29/2018 Public Notice NOTICE FOR BIDS Barron Water Control District will accept SEALED bid proposals up to 2:00 PM, April 5, 2018, for the purchase of one New 95 H.P. Overhead Cab Tractor with air conditioning, 2 wheel drive, 4 cycle diesel motor, hydraulic Port LaBelle or mail to P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida 33975. 863-675-0346 or The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District. Mark Colbert, Chairman 485127 CN/GCD/CB 3/29/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2017-CA-000092 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. GLORIA VIGIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLORIA VIGIL; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 08, 2018, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: ALL OF LOT 23 AND LOTS 24 AND 25, EXCEPT THAT PART OF LOT 25 LYING SOUTHEASTERLY FROM A RADIAL LINE WHICH INTERSECTS THE CIRCLE DRIVE FRONTAGE OF LOT 25 AT A POINT 20 FEET SOUTHEASTERLY FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 25, ALL IN BLOCK 171, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 242 E CIRCLE DR, CLEWISTON, FL 33440-2506 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 25 E Hickpochee 2nd Floor Labelle, FL 33935, on May 9, 2018 beginning at 1100 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you Dated this 13th day of March, 2018. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn OliCounty Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.485006 CN 3/22,29/2018 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of East Shore Water Control District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 18, Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine, and; 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 484846 SUN 3/29;4/5/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/09/2018 10:00 a.m. at 600 E. SUGARLAND HWY Clewiston, FL 33440-3213, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 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removed from the ballot by the county elec tions supervisor because of a complaint that she was falsely using a nonresidential ad dress in the city, then was reinstated by a cir cuit judges order. There was an automatic recount and a canvassing board hearing in that race (see story, Page XX). Commissioner Everett replaces Nathaniel Holmes in the Group 1 seat, whom he defeated in the election by a much wider margin. As he was sworn in, accompanied by his mother, the packed room erupted in applause, and then Mr. Holmes, formerly the vice mayor who had served one term, awaited him at his new dais seat to shake his hand. A new vice mayor will be selected when the Pahokee City Commission reorganizes at its next reglar meeting, on Tuesday, April 10. In other signicant business, the new commission approved a resolution to accept a bid on operation of the city marina, restaurant and campground complex from Everglades Reserves Holdings LLC after it was added as an agenda item. The partnership of investors, with whom city ofcials have been working for many months, was responding to the citys competitive-bid advertisement, which was redone to Florida state agencies requirements after an advertised request for proposals last year, in which ERH also had been chosen, ended up being rejected by the state. The ERH proposal was submitted in response to the competitive-bid process seeking an entity to take over operation of the citys marina complex, which includes a long-closed restaurant space and a campground, after state-nanced improvements are done. Commissioner Hill made a mo tion to adopt the resolution, and I will gladly second that motion, said Commissioner Clara Murvin. It was OKd unanimously. City Attorney Brandenburg explained that it now must go back before the Division of State Lands Management, the arm of the Florida Department of Environmental Pro tection that had rejected it in 2017. The resolution indicates the citys intention to award the bid and sublease agreement to ERH, asking the DSLM and FDEP to recommend approval of the sublease to the Board of Trustees of Floridas Internal Improvement Trust Fund (comprising Gov. Rick Scott and the elected cabinet ofcers), with the waiver of state fees on the submerged-lands lease and the uplands lease and language regarding a waiver of ad valorem taxes. Without those, ERH would not be likely to proceed, and Mr. Brandenburg explained that a contract binding the City of Pahokee with ERH as its partner in the campground/marina/restaurant would not nally be signed until ERH can review the states response. Ms. Hill asked what the timeline was, and Mr. Brandenburg answered: Guesstimat ing, I am hoping its complete in three to four months. Theyve got to get the recom mendation drawn up and everyone in agree ment, and then its got to be presented to the governor and cabinet. Its a big process. During the commission workshop prior to the meeting, previewing the marina agen da item that was added at the last minute, City Manager Chandler Williamson had said: What were about to do there will set us apart from any other city on the lake. And Im denitively saying that because of who we are bringing here. They werent born here, they werent raised here, but they cer tainly want to be in city of Pahokee to help this city grow and be vibrant. He nodded toward two of the investing partners, who were in the audience: Robert Lambert of Cruise America and Mark Miller, who resides aboard a boat at the marina. The other partners are Robert Miller Sr. and his son James R. Bob Miller of the Miller Restaurant Group, which until Hurricane Irma roared through operated the famed Oyster House Restaurant & Bar in Ever glades City. Mr. Brandenburg explained the course going forward: Once this is adopted to night, I think what well do is meet with Everglades Reserves and marshal our forces to see what the best approach would be to present (it to the state agencies) and get this accomplished. Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562 Anabel Miranda (863) 228 6296 EspaolCurt Thompson (863) 677-1064 (863) 983-8559 528 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL See our other listings at www.rawlsrealestate.comCLEWISTON HOMES / MOBILE HOMES 4/4 4155 Pioneer 13th Street $149K 4/3.5 Large lot w/pool 1205 Pinewood $439,9K 2/2 MH 551 Fleetwood St. $55K Reduced 53,9K 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 1900 Ridgill Rd 2/2 $96K (waterfront) SOLD 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K 909 Sawgrass St. 4/3 w/pool & theatre room $269K PENDING 428 E. Pasadena 2/2 w/apt, that is 2/2 $149K PENDING 565 Gratton Rd. 2.84 ac, $89K RENTALS RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/SEBRING 2/2 Waterfront/Lake Access Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 2/2 with large workshop, 1370 Ted Beck Rd. $82,5K 1016 Glover Ln 3/2 $89k (lake access) Res. 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001247 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF AND WITH RESPECT TO AJAX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2016-1; MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2016-1, Plaintiff v. ISABEL BLANCO et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, the Clerk of Hendry County will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgaged and Personal Property THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF SUBJECT TO EXISTING OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RESERVATIONS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS, ZONING ORDINANCES, ENFORCEABLE EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND SUBJECT TO TAXES AND ASSESSMENT-OF CENTRAL COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1093 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. The address of which is 472 Avenida Del Sur, Clewiston, Florida 33440. at a public sale to the highest bidder, on 4-18-18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Second Floor, Labelle, Florida 33935, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f1mds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner, as of the date of the Lis PenDated: 4/15/2018. CLERK OF THE COURT BY: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please coned at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 5331723, within two working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale, if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 485084 CN 3/22,29/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITYHENDRY COUNTY STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM Hendry County hereby announces that funds for Housing Assistance are available from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. assistance. Hendry County will be hosting two homeowner orientations to explain the homeowner orientation will be conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Boulevard, LaBelle, FL 33975. The second homeowner orientation will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Hendry County ton, FL 33440. Individual applications for down payment assistance will be available beginning on Friday, April 27, 2018 through Friday, May 25, 2018 or until funds are expended. The applications will be available on the Hendry County website and at the Hendry County Housing Department locations at 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida and 1100 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, Florida. Contact the Hendry County Housing at 863-675-5297 or reimburse for homes that has already been purchased. The application period is for thirty (30) days, beginning Friday, April 27, 2018 or until all funds have been expended. Applications will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All applications must be received by the Housing Department, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018. Wednesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and 9:00 am until 4:00 pm ThursMonday through Wednesday 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Thursday and Friday 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program criteria and requirements as set forth in Chapter 67-37, Florida AdministraBoard of County Commissioners reserves the right to close any program application period by Board resolution. Hendry County SHIP programs do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, age or any other protected classes. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IS A FAIR HOUSING, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION 485015 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12,19/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2015-CA-548 JUDGE: THOMAS REESE H.E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. SUSY BOGARDUS, et al. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 2, 2017, entered in Civil Case No. 2015-CA-000548 in the Circuit Court in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein H.E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC. is the Plaintiff, and SUSY BORGARDUS and the SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, are the Defendants, that: The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 a.m., on the 11th day of April, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: WISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7th 1937, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED ON PLAT RECORDS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 6th day of March, 2018. BY: J. Bevis, Deputy Clerk 484924 CN 3/22,29/2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Arthur N. Bonker 675 N Nogal St. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Beatriz Perez 3302 Everhigh Acres Rd. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Joyce M. Goode 3787 Ft. Keis Ave. Ft. Denaud, FL. 33935 Darrell L. Sweet II 202 Trocadero Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Wilbert James 891 W. Lincoln Ave. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Robert L. Koff Jr. 4005 Tanglewood Dr. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Jose L. Rodriguez 1116 Carlyle St. LaBelle, FL. 33935 required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592.El Aviso se da por Este Medio:Informamos que su eligibilidad para votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, a mas tardar 30 dias despues de la fecha de este aviso publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y el procedimiento de resolver este caso. La falta de respuesta puede resultar en la determinacion de ineligibilidad por parte del Supervisor, y su nombre sera eliminado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. Llame al 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Brenda K. Hoots Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 485100 CN 3/29/2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 29, 2018 10 Real Estate Directory SWORNContinued From Page 1 available to help people purchase a home they can afford and what home ownership means. In Palm Beach County, with rents so high, it may be cheaper to buy. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 and run until around 8 p.m. in the civic cen ter, located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade. Refreshments will be available. It is cosponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County; the county Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability, the Urban League of PBC Inc. and four nancial institutions: the Bank of Belle Glade, First Bank, Iberia Bank and Valley National Bank. This housing workshop is intended to give participants a basic understanding of renting vs. buying housing, local programs available to home buyers and the criteria to qualify for those programs, pre-approval vs. pre-qualication for nancing, the types of loans available, where to nd assistance and benets of hurricane reinforcements There will be ve guest panelists for the discussion. They are Jane Adler, co-owner of the Kohn Adler Insurance Agency; Nadine Dennis, neighborhood revitalization director for Habitat for Humanity; Dorina JenkinsGaskin, a manager for the county housing department; Jean Belzer Louis, director of housing for the Urban League; and Deborah Vansickle, chief lending ofcer of First Bank. Any questions may be emailed to info@ Or call Ms. Radentz at 561-889-8343. SEMINARContinued From Page 1


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