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The sun
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Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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April 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1 The Cohen Chiropractic Group, PA241 S.E. 1 st St. Belle Glade, FL (Behind CVS) 561-996-9936 GladesInjuryCenter.comBACK PAIN? NECK PAIN? ACCIDENTS? 13.81 feetLast Year: 12.46 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Rosenwald Elementary School News ... Page 7 EAA reservoir plan sent to Army Corps of Engineers ... Page 2 Limits called for on aquatic spraying ... Page 2 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. bellegladesun.com Thursday, April 5, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 14 50 Gove Elementary School News ... Page 7 Special to The Sun Seven contestants will compete for the Harvest Queen and four for Jr. Harvest Queen titles at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive in Belle Glade. The Childrens Pageants will have competitions for the Tiny Division, Little Division, Mini Division and Tween Division on Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 17 N.W. Ave. B in Belle Glade. Black Gold Jubilee festivities will include the following events. April 7: Fishing tournament at Torry Island, off Miss Harvest Queen to be crowned On the Town episode premiere party well-attendedBy Chris FelkerThe Sun BELLE GLADE A large crowd of regional luminaries and ordinary people whose local livelihoods are the stars of a new South Florida PBS On the Town episode gathered at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday evening, March 28, to preview the latest installment LORE Alliance spearheading tourism push Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraCaylin Dupree Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraElena Dingle Photo by Cristina Lockhart Hojara Kamryn Kennedy Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraKadie Helvey Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraPaige Potts Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraRachel Ruiz Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraSydney Arroyo (At right) Those attending the VIP screening of South Florida PBSs On the Town: The Glades episode on Wednesday evening, March 28, were able to mingle with the shows host, producers and local political and business leaders during a reception buffet featuring local delicacies and an open bar. See QUEEN Page 6 See LORE Page 4 The Sun/ Chris Felker

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2018 By Katrina ElskenINI Florida Plans for the proposed Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir continue to move forward. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has submitted its plan to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir for federal approval. If approved, the EAA reservoir will be built as part of the congressionally approved Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). This change to the CEPP plans was submitted to the assistant secretary of the Army for civ il works on March 26, in accordance with state law. Before it is submitted to Congress for authorization, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi neers must approve the plan and determine that it complies with federal law. Congres sional authorization is necessary to make the project eligible for federal funding. The proposed EAA Storage Reservoir will meet the goals set forth by the Florida Legis lature when it passed Senate Bill 10 in 2017, according to SFWMD ofcals: It will reduce damaging discharges to the northern estuar ies, deliver clean water for Everglades resto ration and achieve water quality standards. After many months of hard work by district staff, this is a momentous day for the future of the Everglades and for all who call South Florida home, said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Dan OKeefe. This agency has done its job and created a plan that combines sound science with public feedback to achieve the goals and objectives of state law. Its now up to our federal partners to carry the momentum on southern storage. Together with authorized projects, the reservoir plan will send an annual average of approximately 370,000 additional acrefeet of clean water south to the Everglades. The water quality will be required to meet to the nutrient levels set by the Department of Environmental Protection. The plan will also reduce the number of damaging discharge events from Lake Okeechobee to the northern estuaries by 63 percent when used in conjunction with authorized projects, according to SFWMD reports. The additional ows south to the Everglades will be treated in a new 6,500-acre Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) in com Bbination with existing STAs and Flow Equalization Basins (FEBs), such as the A-1 FEB, to achieve state water quality standards. The reservoir will store 240,000 acre-feet of water on the 10,100-acre site comprised of the district-owned A-2 parcel and lands to the west as identied in Senate Bill 10. The net increase in cost over the currently authorized CEPP is $1.1 billion. The total cost of the authorized CEPP, with the addition of the EAA reservoir is $3.17 billion. The reservoir plan was approved by the SFWMD Governing Board on March 8 and submitted to the Assistant Secretary of the Army along with an independent peer review that found the plan to be technically sound. After the project is funded by Congress, it will take about 8 years to complete with three years estimated for engineering and ve years estimated for construction. Some environmental groups initially opposed the EAA reservoir alternative chosen by SFWMD, but following approval by the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, groups including the Everglades Foundation, Audubon Florida, the Snook and Gamesh Foundation, the Everglades Trust, the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation and the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Society wrote a letter in support of the reservoir plan. The EAA Reservoir is one step closer to becoming a reality, said Julie Wraithmell, Audubon Floridas interim executive director. With a tentatively selected plan in hand that sends needed clean water south, we urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make reviewing this project a top priority. To read the full report or for modeling data and more information on the previously held public meetings, including agendas and presentations, visitsfwmd.gov/eaareservoir. EAA reservoir plan sent to Corps of Engineers A continuing series TRUTH By Katrina ElskenINI Florida At the March 16 meeting of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston City Commis sioner Phillip Roland asked the board to step back in time with him as he shared memo ries of Lake Okeechobees past. I am 24 years old and I get out of the service, and thats 1964, he began. Im shing off the end of the reef out in front of Moonshine and I see this green glare on the water, and I dont know what the hell it is. I keep looking at it. So I ride out in my boat and to look at this green stuff, never seen it on the lake. It was the rst time I saw a green algae bloom. Now this is before spraying, but my dad had informed me in 1960 when I went in the service and the Kissimmee was cut in that year, and the Indian Prairie and the Harney Pond, the triple canal system as they call it, that they had just ruined his lake his lake, because he shed it seven times a week. To think back, this is before any spraying was done on the lake. No spraying. When I was 30 years old, there was no spraying done on the lake. And then it starts with a four-boat operation run by the Corps of En gineers. Then, go forward 10 years, and South Florida Water Management has taken over, and its six boats. Six boats, spraying on the lake. Today we have 20 boats, 20 boats spraying almost every day that they can get out that the wind doesnt stop them. A sustained wind of 12 mph, they dont spray. They spray most every day on that lake. This is 20 boats spraying poison on that lake. If you cut a diagonal line across the lake, one part is sand, the other part is basically muck. The sand that I can sh and I guided the rst time when I was 13 years old but all up the shoal was sand. Today you sh the sand, you dont see sand. There is a black silt on that sand. You dont see sand. You get back up in shallows, back in the Monkey Box, back off Harney Pond; in there, you can see bottom, but its not sand. There is something else on that sand. Today, we have lost our shery around Clewiston, theres no shery, he said. I went with a biologist the other day because I had raised the devil with the girl who is in charge of the spraying on the lake, he continued. Her boss came down. We went out on the lake, he said. We went to an area called Coot Bay. I almost cried. It was solid mud bottom, oating tussocks of mud. I did get them to agree to cut the old trails that will help ush the bottom of the lake, but I am telling you the spraying that is going on the lake, he said. The spraying is destroying the habitat for the sheries, he said. Commissioner Roland asked the coalition to support the resolution to limit spraying of non-native aquatic. That resolution we adopted is asking them to spray three months out of the year, and not spray nine months out of the year, said Mr. Roland. Nine months out of the year, you have bedding sh, whether its bass, specks, brim or shellcracker. Mr. Roland asked the members of the coalition to take the resolution back to their counties and for discussion. He also asked the 16-county coalition to consider adoption of the resolution at a future meeting. Limits called for on aquatic spraying Special to INI Florida/ SFWMDThese volumes comprise the Central Everglades Planning Project Post Au thorization Change Report submitted today by SFWMD to the U.S. assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, seeking federal authorization to build the Everglades Agricultural Area Stor age Reservoir.

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April 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 By Chris FelkerThe Sun Oscar Hernandez Jr. of Belle Glade who was convicted three years ago of shipping rearms to infamous former UF standout and New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez (to whom hes not related) was arrested after he allegedly red shots at another man outside a Belle Glade diner March 27. According to case documents referenced on the Palm Beach County clerks website, sheriffs deputies said O. Hernandez, 27, red a shotgun from a cars passenger window near Snappers, a restaurant on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just west of Main Street. His target, the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce (PBSO) said, was a 27-year-old man whos been accused of do mestic violence in a past relationship with O. Hernandezs girlfriend, with whom Hernandez was riding before his arrest. He was arraigned in county court at Belle Glade the next day on felony charges of attempted rst-degree murder, discharging a rearm from a vehicle and being in possession of a rearm as a convicted felon. Circuit Judge Peter Evans ordered that he be held without bond, found him indigent and appointed a public defender to represent him. Hernandez is scheduled to appear in court again on April 26. O. Hernandez had pleaded guilty in 2015 to conspiring to transfer a rearm and other charges, in connection with shipping guns to a Massachusetts address connected to Aaron Hernandez, and had been sentenced to two years prison time and three years supervised release. O. Hernandez was still on federal probation from that case, the PBSO said. Former Patriots tight end Hernandez was convicted that same year of killing Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Mass., in June 2013, and given life in prison. In May 2017, the ex-player committed suicide in his cell, authorities said. His life has been the subject of TV movies since then. Hernandez held in Belle Glade shooting Special to The Sun A pedestrian died from injuries sustained in a trafce accident last Thursday, March 29. A Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce (PBSO) news release stated that at 12:54 a.m., a 2006 Chevy Silverado driven by Nan Nourn, 30, of Boca Raton was traveling southbound in the 1024 block of State Road 80 (South Main Street) in Belle Glade, within the outside lane of travel. Filadelfo Gregorio Gomez, 49, of Belle Glade, attempted to cross SR 80 by running from east to west through trafc. The front of the truck struck the Mr. Gomez. It was reported that Mr. Gomez was transported to St. Marys Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The accident was investigated by PBSO investigator C. Doerr. Pedestrian dies as result of trafc accident Special to The Sun PALM BEACH COUNTY Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Herno Beauge, 22, black, male, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and multiple tattoos. His last known address was on Southwest 13th Street in Belle Glade. Beauge is wanted on a felony warrant for charges of violation of probation for a charge of burglary of a dwelling. 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 smart phone. Crime Stoppers Herno Beauge Health workshops setA free Educational Workshop will be held on Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15 in Belle Glade. Participants can expect a lively, practical and content-rich workshop to help make informed health-related decisions. Worshops consists of four to six sessions with up to 15 participants. For dates, times, and locations call 561-844-4220 ext. 1600 or 863-532-3099.Financial literacy sessionsThe Glades Initiative, 141 S.E. Ave. C in Belle Glade, is presenting a series of nancial literacy trainings in Spanish based on the FDICs Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their nancial skills and create positive banking relationships. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays, April 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For information contact Jose Zaragoza at 561-996-3310 or email jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.orgFood Festival is April 8The International Food Festival will be held at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 710 S. Main St. in Belle Glade, with food booths, games, rafes, and family fun on Sunday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 561-996-3870.Adult yoga classes offeredWest Technical Education Center, 2625 N.W. 16th St. in Belle Glade, is now accepting applications for an adult yoga class that will be starting on Monday, April 9 through Wednesday, May 9. (Mondays and Wednesday) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/aceschools or call 561-829-4620.LORE meeting set April 10The Lake Okeechobee Regional Eco nomic Alliance of Palm Beach County Inc. (LORE) board meeting will be held at CareerSource, 1085 S. Main St. in Belle Glade, on Tuesday, April 10, at 3 p.m.GreenDot Bystander Training Palm Beach Countys Rockin Green Dot Team, in recognition of National Crime Victims Rights Week, will present an overview of the GreenDot Bystander Training at the Belle Glade Library, 725 N.W. Fourrth St. in Belle Glade, on Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. For information, contact Clarice Redding at 561-625-2560 or credding@pbcgov. orgLORE to host free workshopThe Lake Okeechobee Regional Eco nomic Alliance (LORE) will host the 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.Seeking sponsors and teamsThe City of South Bay is seeking volunteers and support for the Relay For Life of the Glades. The team meeting will be held on Thursday, 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 delbosquezv@ southbaycity.com, or call 561-996-6751.GED classes at West TechWest Tech Educational Center, 2625 N.W. 16th Street in Belle Glade, offers ABE/GDE classes Monday-Thursday and ESOL classes Monday-Thursday. 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.PBSC to host lunch and learnBarry U. Social Work will be at the Palm Beach State College, Room CRA 205, 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade, on Thursday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a lunch and learn event to discuss classes that will be offered. Questions about social work are welcome. To apply, call 305-899-4765. For information email jurbay@barry.edu.GED & ESOL classes offeredGlades Central High School Adult Education is offering summer GED and ESOL classes. Class starts April 30. Registration will begin April 23. Contact Mitsie Henry-Johnson at 561-994-4413 for more information. Sun Spots 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. 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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2018 of the show, which highlights many of the Glades attractions. The audience included multiple city commissioners and staff members from the Glades Tri-Cities, Palm Beach County lead ers, executives and staff, businesspeople, chamber of commerce ofcials, media rep resentatives, South Florida PBS executives and production staff and, of course, On the Town host Frank Licari. Most members of the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic (LORE) Alliance Board of Directors were also present. The retiring but never shy Roxanne Stein of WPTV-Channel 5 and Fox 29 News act ed as mistress of ceremonies, welcoming the crowd into the auditorium for the show and not missing the chance to plug the WX EL-Channel 42 and WPBT-Channel 2 part nership that constitutes South Florida PBS. Ms. Steins last day on her TV news jobs was Friday, March 30, and she often was seen raising money on PBSs behalf and will con tinue to do that. She proudly noted that this On the Town episode is the rst one jointly produced by the two PBS stations merged staffs and urged the audience to support South Florida PBS. The PBS show premiere party is one more element in a push now being spear headed by the LORE Alliance to get more of a share of the countys huge tourism pie for the impoverished Glades region. At their meeting on Tuesday, March 13, a quorum of the LORE Alliance board mem bers agreed in unison to embrace a leader ship role in carving out a bigger piece of that tourism pie for the Glades. Theyd just heard a special presentation from the PBC Tourist Development Councils executive director, Glenn Jergensen, and Discover the Palm Beaches executive Don Kolodz. While no one evinced any surprise at Mr. Jergensens report that the number of visi tors to Palm Beach County has grown by 50 percent since 2011, hitting an estimated 7.9 million in 2017 even outpacing Flori das tourist growth of 29 percent over those same years there were no illusions in the room about the Glades share (minuscule). Indeed, he did not even try to break down how many visited the Glades, saying simply, Weve made signicant progress. But his organization and its tourism marketing arm, Discover the Palm Beaches (DTPB), have been working harder lately to help LORE, city governments in the Glades Tri-Cities (Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay), area tourism-related businesses and other stakeholders to attract more tourists, he said. They recently produced the 2018 version of Discover the Palm Beaches: Ofcial Visitors Guide, and he noted that perhaps next time, a separate one will be produced for the Glades region. The two tourism promotion leaders reason for coming to the LORE meeting March 13 specically was to discuss how best to achieve the overall goal. Mr. Jergensen asked Mr. Kolodz to talk about their recommendations. A few minutes into his presentation, LORE board member Carolyn Villanueva of Florida Crystals raised the point that her company is already bringing thousands of tourists into the area during season. Through our trade association, we bring about 3,000 to 5,000 people to the Glades every harvest season. I dont know how we extend that visit ... to expand on it, because we frequently get requests after these groups have visited with us, Well, whats next? We want more. We want to go to see a vegetable harvest. We want to go see the packinghouse. We want to take an airboat ride. So theres a lot of this interest already starting, and I just dont know how we capitalize on that for this region to really take the next step together. These are the Raising Cane Sugar Tours, she explained, which U.S. Sugar also is involved in, where the visitors are bused in and given complimentary meals and packages of promotional materials. She added that she already conducts tours herself on farms that are not part of her company. Mr. Kolodz responded: In my mind its called integrated marketing. I call Palm Beach County the Wikipedia of tourism assets, so whether you want to go to the ocean or you want to see Morikami or the Jupiter Lighthouse or go shing on Lake Okeechobee, theres so much to do. And that increases length of stay but it also causes people to come back because they discover things that they didnt know were here. In front of you, he went on, is our ofcial visitors guide. And thats kind of an encyclopedia of everything there is to do in Palm Beach County. As an example, technically we could include some content in the packages that youre giving out to your guests to make them aware of whats going on in this region. So we think what youre doing is great, and we want to ... copy it, so we can keep that momentum going. Mr. Kolodz said it starts with the steps theyve already taken: Tourism Talks meetings, which LORE board member and tourism chairman Chris Royal has been helping to coordinate, to make local ofcials aware of the county help that is available; tourism assets being documented and prioritized; a SWOT Analysis completed that stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats; the PBS On the Town episode nalized and made available countyand statewide; and recommendations developed. All are done or in progress, he said, suggesting that also each city needs to identify an individual, elected ofcial or staff, who can focus on tourism development as part of his job. Or give a commitment of money or support toward a centralized tourism ofce. So the next is Formalize a Tourism Steering Committee. And to some degree, Im kind of glad that the mayors and city managers arent here so I can speak a little candidly, because as I mentioned, if they arent in, this thing is going to crater. They need to say, hey, Im in, and make a com mitment. Mr. Kolodz offered: We can help build a blueprint for you to execute against. Weve got over 100 people underneath the TDC umbrella with different disciplines, so weve got the skills and com petencies, and right now we (the Tri-Cities) dont have a plan. Were kind of doing our own thing. Weve got a fragmented model. And our job as tourism leaders is to put to gether that blueprint ... and then this tour ism committee once a quarter will meet and look at the progress were making against that plan. There were many other recommenda tions, including forming a tourism commit tee at the League of Cities; getting businesses to help support tourism marketing; setting up a cooperative advertising fund; investi gating grants available through Visit Florida; designating the Pahokee and Belle Glade chambers of commerce and the South Bay county campground as Visitor Information Centers; and developing an overall tourism marketing plan for the Glades. The board enthusiastically endorsed the county ofcials plans and pledged to move forward on all fronts. LOREContinued From Page 1 The Sun/ Chris FelkerOn the Town host Frank Licari (speaking from podium) took questions from the audience after the screening March 28 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade. WEST PALM BEACH A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on Tuesday, April 17, to examine all aspects of the Palm Beach County School District Police Departments policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief Lawrence J. Leon has announced. The school police force has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safe ty issues. As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the CFA website and can be accessed at www.accreditation.org/standards.htm. For more information regarding CFA or for people wishing to offer written comments about the the school polices ability to meet the standards of accreditation, write to CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302, or email to info@accreditation.org. The accreditation program manager for the school police is Detective K. Clark. He said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit ofces and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment Team leader is Deputy Will Stone from the Seminole County Sheriffs Ofce. Other team members are Lieutenant Mike OReilly from the Naples Police Department and Ofcer Jennifer DiMatteo-Bennett from the Port St. Lucie Police Department. Once the commissions assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full commission, which will then decide whether the agency is to receive ac credited status. School polices accreditation is for three years. Verication by the team that school police meet the commissions standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation a a high ly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Chief Lawrence J. Leon said. School Accreditation Team invites public comment Glades Central Class f 1973 plans 45th reunion in JuneCalling all members of the Glades Central Class of 1973 for a 45th Class Reunion in June 2018. For information, contact Sharon Singleton at 561-996-7510 or 561-9140592. or Cynthia Cosby at 561-996-1137 or 561-985-0430. The reunion will be held in June 2018.

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April 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Easter: Not over never over, after all!The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Depends on how you look at it. Either answer is a possibility but is one choice better than the other? Yes! The Easter story is the reason for hope and af rmation of our reasons to believe. I share with persons whom I encounter those reasons for hope and the reasons for optimism. One of my favorite stories is about a swimmer who attempted to swim the English Channel, a distance of 17 miles. After swimming 15 miles, the swimmer decided it was just too far and turned around to swim back. Half-empty when it so easily could have been half-full! During my academic experiences, many who were working on doctoral degrees had all of the requirements nished except for their dissertations, They were known as the ABDs and many never nished. Unlike undergraduate programs, credits expire after a given number of years in graduate degree programs. Ive met people who would tell me theyre working on nishing but began to have credits expire; never nishing because the requirements kept rising and rising when they did not meet deadlines. The Easter story is about people who were at rst disappointed, over-whelmed, persecuted, and then something happened. The disciples and followers found out that it was all true. They had seen Jesus. On the Easter sabbath, Matthew tells us (chapter 28:1ff) that Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. It was guarded but an earthquake moved the stone and the guards were afraid (v. 4). There was an angel who told the women Do not be afraid (v. 5) I know that you seek Jesus who was cruci ed. He is not here, for He has risen. The cup is half-full after all. The reason for hope and the af rmation of what they were led to believe has taken place. A call for action followed. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; there you will see Him. Lo, I have told you (v. 7). When something good happens, we are called to share, to act, to respond. The fear that overwhelmed them was now accompanied with great joy (v. 8) and their call to action was to share their good news, meeting with His disciples. Jesus meets them and tells them Himself Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee and there they will see me (v. 10). Now, doubts and pessimism, negativity and despair have been overcome. Some of Jesus enemies made efforts to explain away what had happened; their response was to Tell people His disciples came and stole Him away while we were asleep (v. 13). Those who believed, though saw a risen Lord and not a dead body! Jesus spoke, gave His great commission to those who followed: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. When something good happens we are called to respond; share our good news, help others nd what we have found, live a different and better life, act on the blessings we receive. Jesus called His followers to act, but with a promise too; I am with you always, to the close of the age(v.20). We can now have Jesus with us, Hes only a prayer away, Hes still with us when we ask WWJD?, Hes with us when we look to Him in dif cult moments, Hes with us whenever we need Him. The glass is no longer half-empty or halffull; its over owing with the living waters in baptism and life. He has risen, the Lord has risen indeed! Re ections from the Pulpit Freda Margaret Teaster HerrmannMarch 9, 1938 April 3, 2018 CLEWISTON Freda peacefully separated from this life on an ear ly Spring morning and is now asleep in Christ. A smoky mountain girl at heart, she was always ready to share with pride where she was from and passed those memories and ancestry on to her fam ily through the tradition of story-tellin. Many of those stories included her experiences working at the Parkway Market in Gatlinburg, and of the life in Elkmont where she lived and worked as a caretaker for Mrs. Townsend, as well as her earlier memories as a child spent in the mountains, and long as she could she went back home to East Tennessee to visit kin and share in homecomings and Decoration Day. Even though her heart was big for Tennessee she spent the majority of her years here in Florida making it her permanent residence. She was previously employed by the Handy store in Moore Haven and went on to work for Hendry General (Regional) Hospital in Clewiston in the business ofce including holding the position of business manager for a duration. Freda was predeceased by her mother, Josie Ownby Teaster; her father, Clifford C. Teaster; her brother, Clifford C. Teaster; her brother, Clyde V. Teaster; and sister, Verl Morrison. She is survived by her son, Gary L. Moore (Linda) of Clewiston; granddaughter, Wendy Walker (Robert, Jr.) of Deland; grandson, Gary Leon Moore (Kendall); and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Dylan of Clarksville, Tenn. Freda is also survived by her brothers, Von Teaster (Etheleen), and Rex Teaster (Jean) of Seiverville, Tenn. She will be laid to rest at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston, after a funeral at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Ezell ofciating. Visitation will be one hour before the service held at the funeral home. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Special to INI Florida MIAMI Since amingos were hunted to extinction by 1900, American amingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) seen in Florida since that time were a conundrum. Should they be considered native species returning to their historic range from breeding populations elsewhere? Are they escapees from captive populations? A group of researchers that includes top scientists from Audubon Floridas Everglades Science Center put that question to rest in a paper published in February by the American Ornithological Society. Modern searches and analysis by researchers strongly indicate that amingos seen today in Florida should be considered a naturally occurring, native species to Florida. Long heralded as an icon of the Sunshine State, American amingos seen in recent decades once were thought by many researchers to be simply escaped captive birds. The new study argues that they are pioneers recolonizing their historic range and should be considered part of Floridas native fauna. The research group analyzed historical evidence of American amingos in Florida from narrative accounts and museum records and contrasted that information to sightings of the pink bird. They concluded that American amingos once occurred naturally in large ocks in Florida prior to being extirpated by hunting in 1900. Observations since 1950 add up to 500 observations of amingos in Florida with an increase in frequency and ock size over time. The overwhelming record of evidence support our conclusions that amingos are part of our native fauna, said Dr. Jerry Lorenz, state director of research for Audubon Florida. The good news is that many habitats we believe critical to the success of the species are already protected. Everglades National Park along with southern Floridas complex of national wildlife refuges are the primary areas that supported amingos in the past. Continuing restoration efforts in Americas Everglades to get the water right for all of Floridas iconic wading birds will also translate into a bright future for the American amingo in Florida. The special partnership between state and federal agencies to restore Americas Everglades is the key to the future of the hundreds of wading birds that depend on this ecosystem. Now it is also the key for the recovery of Floridas long-lost icon, the American amingo. Dr. Lorenz, encouraged by the new ndings, said: State and federal agencies have worked in tandem for years to protect vital coastal wetlands and restore Americas Everglades. The ndings of this study should help convince policymakers to advance restoration efforts to rehydrate Everglades National Park and Florida Bay and properly fund the management of our national wildlife refuges. Wouldnt it be a great economic boon to have amingos be a common sight in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park like they were prior to 1900?! The study was conducted by Stephen Whitman and Frank Ridgley from Zoo Miami, Dr. Jerry Lorenz and Pete Frezza from Audubon Floridas Everglades Science Center, Anne Maduro from Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Judd Patterson from the National Park Service and Antonio Pernas from Big Cypress National Preserve. Researchers nd American amingos are native to Florida Special to INI Florida/Audubon SocietyFlamingos seen are pioneers recolonizing their historic range and should be considered part of Floridas native fauna, according to Florida Audubon researchers.

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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2018 117 S. BOND ST, CLEWISTON FL 33440 | 863-983-8166 | Fri sat 9AM 6PM 5 % 10 % 15 % 20 % 25 % Canal Street North. Registration from 7-9 a.m. Tournament starts at 9 a.m. April 8: Gospel sing at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 17 N.W. Ave. B in Belle Glade April 9: Photography contest deadline for submitting photos by 5 p.m. Sele photos depicting Life Around the Lake deadline at 5 p.m. For entry forms visit blackgoldjubilee. org/downloads. April 13: Golf Tournament will tee off at 7:45 p.m., the night golf tournament is a four person team nine hole scramble. April 14: The 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run starts at the old Drawbridge Restaurant on Torry Island Road. Registration starts at 7 a.m. The Walk/Run starts at 7:45 a.m. Jubilee Parade line up is at 9 a.m. at the Belle Glade Library on N.W. Fourth Street and starts at 10 a.m. Festival opens on Torry Island at 11:30 a.m. Glades style food booths open from 11:30 until ??? Food choices range from the traditional, to Cajun, to Jamaican, to Mexican and yes.... even gator! Belle Glade Chamber Green Market opens at noon. The green market is sponsored by the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce. It sells fresh vegetables including corn, lettuce, romaine, celery, tomatoes, rice, pickles, homemade breads, jellies & canned goods. Volleyball tournament: Captains meeting at noon and the tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. Local entertainment stage from noon to 4 p.m. Art show will open from noon to 5 p.m. Corn and sweets cook-off contest will be at 12:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 1 p.m. sharp. Childrens games will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and rides from noon to 6 p.m. Cornhole contest starts at 2 p.m. Regis tration at 1 p.m. Entertainment on the Amphitheater stage will be Seven Bridges, an Eagles Trib ute Band will perform at 5:30 p.m. followed by Joe Dife at 7:30 p.m. Festivities will end with a reworks dis play at 9 p.m. QUEENContinued From Page 1 Photo by Cristina Lockhart Hojara Audrey Ascheman Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraKaylee Underwood Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraPeyton Pelham Photo by Cristina Lockhart HojaraRuth Anne Lively

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April 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Special to The SunGove Elementary Garden Club builds homes for owls On March 28, the Gove Elementary Garden Club collaborated with Glades Central FFA students and Dr. Richard Raid from the University of Florida Research Lab to build four owl houses. Owls are a natural pest control in agricultural areas. The students learned facts about owls and had a great experience working in small groups to build the houses. The Garden Club members took notes to prepare information guides to share with all of the students, staff and parents. Dr. Raid will return in the near future to install the owl houses around the school campus. Coach Carril, our Spanish PE teacher, has already observed owls near the pavilion. We hope to attract them to the new owl houses. A special thanks to Gayle Zavala and the Garden Club members for overseeing such an amazing activity.Upcoming Events April 5: 3rd-6th Grade Tutorial April 5: Tech Safety Training for students April 6: School Preventive Dental Program for pre-k students April 9-12: 4th-6th Grade Tutorial April 10 & 11: FSA ELA 3rd grade April 13: K-5 progress reports go home April 17 & 18: FSA ELA grades 4th, 5th & 6th April 18: PTO/SAC 5-6 p.m. April 24 & 25: FSA math grades 3rd & 6th April 25: Kindergarten Round-Up 12:302 p.m. April 26: 2nd grade eld trip to Dolly Hand, 9 a.m. noon April 26: Field trip to Dolly Hand, 9 a.m. noon, Ms. J. Smith Ms. St. Hilaire, Ms. J. Collins, Ms. Campbelland Ms. Shannon. April 26: Kindergarten eld trip to Dolly Hand, 10:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. April 26: Kindergarten & 1st grade APTT Parent Meeting #3 5:30-7 p.m. April 26 & 27: FSA math grades 4th & 5th Gove Elementary School News Special to The Sun/Courtesy photoGlades Central Future Farmers of America (FFA) students work with the Rosenwald Elementary School NewsKudos to rst-grade teacher Mrs. Redden for winning a $25 gift card in the school media center for utilizing the Library Express Check-Out options with her entire class. Way to Go Mrs. Redden! Important dates: May 28 is the Memorial Day Holiday no school and June 1 is the Last day of school for students. All parents are encouraged to follow Rosenwald Elementary on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/RosenwaldES/ and Twitter at www.twitter.com/Rosenwald/ES. Hendry Regional Medical Center Welcomes Lisa Marra, MSN, ARNP-C, a family nurse practitioner! Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center 450 South Main Street, LaBelle. To schedule an appointment call 863-675-2356.

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2018 NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY HENDRY COUNTY STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAMHendry County hereby announces that funds for Housing Assistance are available from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. Fund ing for fiscal year 2016/2017 through fiscal year 2017/18 have been allocated from SHIP. Funds will be made available for first-time homebuyers assistance. Hendry County will be hosting two homeowner orientations to explain the program details and answer questions applicants may have. The first home owner orientation will be conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Hendry County Extension Office, located at 1085 Pratt Boulevard, LaBelle, FL 33975. The second homeowner orientation will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Hendry County Annex Offices, Janet B. Taylor Auditorium, 1100 S. Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. Individual applications for down payment assistance will be available begin ning 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 Sabrina.Gadson@hendryfla. net for more information. The program does not 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. Pick up/drop off time for the Clewiston office is as follows: Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Thurs day and Friday. Pick up/drop off times for the Labelle office is as follows: Monday 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 Administrative Code and are frequently modified and amended. The Hendry County Board 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 JURISDICTION485015 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12,19/2018 Hendry County Clerk of Court is seeking applications for Staff Accountant Staff Accountant job duties: Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by imputing data, scheduling required jobs, verifying data Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports, verifying information Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files, reconciling accounts Prepares payments by accruing expenses, assigning account numbers, requesting disbursements, reconciling accounts Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data Protects organizations value by keeping information confidential Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed Requires a BS Degree in Accounting or 5 years of ac counting experience. Please send resumes to: Clerk of Court, PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, Attention: Finance Director Public Notice Public Notice CITY OF SOUTH BAY Advertisement for Invitation To Bid Modernization of Parks and Recreational Facilities Bids for Modernization of Parks and Recreational Facilities must be submitted to the City of South Bay at the Office of the City Clerk, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida 33493, by Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM and opened immediately thereafter. Any bids received after the designated closing time will be returned unopened. The purpose of this Invitation To Bid is to seek service of a qualified, licensed professional contractor to provide construction services to the City of South Bay for the for Modernization of Parks and Recreational Facilities. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Commission Chambers 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493. An original and five (5) copies of the bid, a total of six (6), plus 1 copy of the bid on CD in PDF format must be submitted in sealed envelopes/packages addressed to Jessica Figueroa, City Clerk, City of South Bay, Florida, and marked Modernization of Parks and Recreational Facilities. Proposers desiring information for use in preparing bids may obtain from the Clerks Office, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida 33493, Telephone (561) 9966751 or copies of the ITB NO: 2018 03; requirements may also be obtained by visiting the Citys website at www.southbaycity.com, The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. Contract award shall be made to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder. Proposers may not withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days from the date set for the opening thereof. Funding for this project is provided through Palm Beach Countys Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability with funds provided by the U. S. Depart ment of Housing & Urban Development. This project requires compliance with the Davis-Bacon and Related Act whereby all laborers and mechanics are required to receive the prevailing wage rates as contained in the bid documents. All MBEs, WBEs, SBEs and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to participate in the project. Jessica Figueroa, City Clerk 253148 CGS 4/5/2018 R oo ng R oo ng Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF WORKSHOP OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop on 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILI TIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERKS OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 253379 CN 04/05/2018 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Mechanic for Ag Operations in Belle Glade, FL Lost MINIATURE YORKIE, Grey & White, female... My name is peanut and I am lost. My mom and dad miss me and are very sad. If you find me there is a $200 reward. Please call 561-6925660 Miscellaneous Notices Contractor Needed that is licensed and insured to build a Preschool. Must be experienced with references or portfolio of work completed. Please send information to: P.O. Box 433, Pahokee, Florida 33476 or abidingfaith. krobertson@gmail.com Attention: Shirley or KR Employment Full Time Central County Water Control District is seeking a fulltime secretary. Must have a High School diploma or general education degree. Microsoft Office 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 will be open until filled. Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Apartments LAKEPORT APARTMENT, 1ST FLOOR, FURNISHED 2BD/1BA, SCREENED IN FRONT PORCH, YARD. $800.00 MONTHLY, 1ST & SECURITY. CALL 863532-5073 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/16//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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April 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 INVITATION TO BID HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING REHABILATION PROGRAM, Rehabilitation of Seven (7) Homes BID No. 2018-11Hendry County invites interested contractors to submit bids to furnish all labor and materials to rehabilitate seven single family homes for its State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Housing Rehabilitation Program. Home locations below: 1125 Carolina Ave. Clewiston, FL (Johnson) 718 Florida Ave. Clewiston, FL (Coleman) 1134 Florida Ave. Clewiston, FL (Warren) 716 Georgia Ave. Clewiston, FL (Williams) 515 W Obispo Ave. Clewiston, FL (Summers) 1113 Kentucky Ave. Clewiston, FL (Watson-Small)-Rebid 4020 W Palomar Cir. LaBelle, FL (J. Scott)-Rebid Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for Hendry County Housing Rehabilitation Program, Rehabil itation of Seven (7) Homes, BID No. 2018-11. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners, c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by April 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal requirements. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained online at www. hendryfla.net under the Public Information tab, or from the Hendry County Housing Department, located at 133 North Bridge St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), or by calling (863) 675-5297. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on April 12, 2018 at 11:00am at the Hendry County Housing Office Parking Lot located at 133 N Bridge St. Labelle, FL 33935. This meeting will be followed by a Mandatory WalkThrough of each location. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation for any or no reason, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interests of the County to do so. The County May re-procure at the discretion of the Board. Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of the proceedings should contact the Hendry County Housing Manager: Sabrina Gadson at: (863) 675-5297. All requests shall be made at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Hendry County shall seek out and encourage its approved contractors to employ W/ MBE and Section 3 businesses and individuals. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto com Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 252595 CN 4/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de GLADES, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEM BRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 17 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Procurador del Estado: 20. Circuito Judicial Defensor Pblico: 20. Circuito Judicial Senador Estatal: distrito 26 Representante Estatal: distrito 55 Juez del Circuito, 20. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 y 31 Distrito de Desarrollo Comunitario de Port LaBelle: escaos 1, 3 y 5 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Glades: grupos 2 y 5 Distrito de Control de Mosquitos de Moore Haven: escaos 1 y 2 484851 GCD 4/5,26/2018 NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTIONI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GLADES County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices:United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 20 State Senator: District 26 State Representative: District 55 Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Glades Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 5 Moore Haven Mosquito Control District: Seats 1 and 2484850 GCD 4/5,26/2018 AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALESYo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HENDRY, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distritos 25 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Procurador del Estado: 20. Circuito Judicial Defensor Pblico: 20. Circuito Judicial Senador estatal: distrito 28 Representante Estatal: distrito 80 Juez del Circuito, 20. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 y 31 Distrito de Mejora de Servicios Municipales de Lehigh Acres: escaos 2 y 4 Distrito de Desarrollo Comunitario de Port LaBelle: escaos 1, 3 y 5 Junta Escolar: distritos 3, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Autoridad del Hospital del Condado de Hendry: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Hendry: grupos 1, 2, 3 y 5 484854 CN 4/5,26/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTIONI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices:United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 25 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 20 State Senator: District 28 State Representative: District 80 Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District: Seats 2 and 4 Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 Property Appraiser School Board: Districts 3, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 2 and 4 Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 5 484853 CN 4/5,26/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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, 2018, at 9:00 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine, and; 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT BY: /tlh/ Kenneth McDuffie, President484846 SUN 3/29;4/5/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday April 9, 2018 in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 115 W Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following request: 1) A request from AutoZone for a vacation of easement located at 700 W Sugarland Hwy Clewiston, FL 33440 BEG 50 FT S OF NE COR OF NW 1/4-S 250 FT-W 125 FT-N 250 FT-E 125 FT TO POB lot for vacation of alleyway, the property is zoned Commercial. The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Board and take All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting and the City Commission public hearing. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive ser If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meet ing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, the person may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify the above Notice of Meeting of the City Commission of the City of Clewiston is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said Notice at the front and rear entrances of City Hall, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times. CITY OF CLEWISTON Travis Reese Community Development Director _________________________________________________________________________ TR/cmrr Publish: Clewiston News: April 5, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE The Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Clewiston, Florida will meet in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, on Monday, Apri1 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the issue may be heard to consider the following: A request from the Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. that certain property at 710 S W C Owen to be reviewed for change described as follows: 710 S W C OWEN AVE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Block 425 Lots 11 22, GPOC couraged to attend these meetings and interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed request. 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10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 5, 2018 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 REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY By Chris FelkerThe Sun PAHOKEE The city resumed giving out its regular recognition awards to residents who go above and beyond in improving their homes, lawns and properties, after having missed a few months due to other priorities, at the last city commission meet ing March 27. City Manager Chandler Williamson explained: Some time ago last year, we cre ated a ... Lawn of the Month prize, which is awarded to a homeowner who has maintained their lawn and stands above the crowd. They receive a $75 check from the city and they also get to have that sign placed in their yard for 30 days that says Lawn of the Month. The intent is to encourage all of our neighbors and residents to continue to work together to increase our value in our homes and take pride in our homes not like we dont now, but we wanted to recognize those homes that stand out in the commu nity and let them know that we appreciate them making this city beautiful. Mayor Keith Babb Jr. said in presenting that award to Everett McPherson: We en courage you to continue making your yard beautiful, because we know thats going to have a contagious effect on the community. We encourage others to follow suit. We also encourage you to shop and spend this mon ey locally! Mr. McPherson thanked the commission and said: But I wasnt doing it for an award. I live in Pahokee and I thought about moving a lot of times, but this is where I was raised and I want to help make our community better. The audience gave him polite applause as he walked back to his seat. The other prize is Mayor Babbs Golden Hammer & Nail Award. Mr. Williamson said, Its designed to recognize a homeowner who not only has maintained their lawn but has gone beyond that and done major renovations to increase the value of their home, their community and their neighbors homes. The quarterly award was given to Samuel J. Martiello Jr., who bought an old funeral home on Cypress Avenue, began renovating it and then moved from Broward County, business and all. I visited him probably in late fall, and I ... said, Youre going to turn this into a home? And he said, Yeah! Mr. Williamson related, noting that Mr. Martiello is a real estate bro ker whos even sold a home to one of the city staff. And I couldnt imagine him doing the renovations to that building based on what I saw at the time. But I went back and it is amazing what he has done to this structure. It is now a residence, it has six bedrooms, and you gotta give it to this man, he said. Mayor Babb let newly elected Commissioner Benny Everett III present the check to Mr. Martiello. Were glad to give you this token of love, Mr. Everett told him. I am honored for this, Mr. Martiello responded. I mean, the house needed a lot of work. And Ive been working on this house for over a year and a half. I moved in March or April of last year, but it just took a lot of work 340 sheets of drywall. So its a big project, but Im very happy to be here. You have no idea, moving from Broward to here, its like night and day. I get nervous when I have to drive south! Mr. Williamson nished: We hope that this encourages all of our homeowners to get into the habit of maintaining their homes, pressure-washing their homes, repainting, because that only uplifts this community and gives us an opportunity to really showcase who we are here in the City of Pahokee as residents and as homeowners. So thank you very much, Sam. Pahokee resumes giving homeowner awards The Sun/ Chris FelkerCity Commissioners (from left) Clara Murvin, Benny Everett III and Diane Walker (in wheelchair) and Mayor Keith Babb Jr. applaud recipient Sam Martiello Jr. Commissioner Felisia Hill and City Manager Chandler Williamson are at right. The Sun/ Chris FelkerEverett McPherson (left) receives his award from Mayor Babb. Special to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is joining forces with veterans to recognize those affected by military sexual trauma (or MST) with this years Clothesline Project to take place Thursday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, First Floor Atrium, 7305 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. This years theme is Speaking Up, Moving Forward: VA Supports Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. Over the last six years, West Palm Beach VAMC has conducted a Clothesline Project T-Shirt/Art Making Project to reect survi vors experiences of sexual trauma and re covery during this month. Shirts made by male and female survivors are hung side by side during the event, resulting in a powerful display of art and heightened social awareness. Also during the event, survivors, other veterans and visitors are educated on the common reactions to trauma, which can happen even many years later. One in four female veterans and one in 100 male veterans have told their VA healthcare provider that they experienced MST while serving in the military. For years, the VA has used the Sexual Assault Awareness Month/MST Clothesline Project to bring public attention to this issue, provide education and let other military veterans and service members who are survivors of MST know they are not alone. For more information, contact public affairs ofcer Kenita Gordon at 561-422-8607 or Kenita.Gordon@va.gov. VA to recognize survivors of military sexual trauma All teens between 12-18 years are invited to attend the Teen Social VIBES Clinic. Health Care 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, refreshments will be provided, prizes and gifts with participation, and four community services hours will be provided. For information, call 561-983-9241. VIBES meetings

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