April 19, 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? 13.41 feetLast Year: 11.96 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level SFWMD approves land purchase from willing seller ... Page 8 Most of the big lakes water loss is to evaporation ... Page 2 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. bellegladesun.com Thursday, April 19, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 16 50 Sun Spots ... Page 3 By Chris FelkerThe Sun PAHOKEE City commissioners narrowly avoided bringing work on renovation of the municipal marina/campground complex to a screeching halt last week at the culmination of more than ve hours of discussions in two separate meetings. Instead, they rejected by a 3-2 vote a move to ditch the contractor theyd hired in January to design and build improvements that the city is anxious to put in place in preparation for an investor group eventually taking over Marina project is moving forward Special to The Sun Molodi: An Experiment in Body Percussion is coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Friday, May 4. This step-type show features a performance ensemble that uses only their bodies as instruments, taking body percussion to the extreme. Consisting of artists from Stomp, Cirque du Soleil, Step Afrika! and Stomp the Yard, their unique blend of collegiate stepping, gumboots, beatbox, poetry, hip hop dance, guerilla theatre and robust personalities bring to life a high-energy, immersive experience. Dynamic performances, poetic interludes, innovative beat-box/DJ fusions, introspective views on culture and comedic views on cooking and Shakespeare sample the variety of pieces interwoven in Step show and more is coming to Dolly Hand See STEP Page 4 Special to e SunHigh-impact teachersThe State of Florida and the Glades Region have identi ed four high-impact teachers at Glade View Elementary Performing Arts School. A recent analysis of student performance on statewide standardized assessments found that these teachers had an impact on student learning and learning growth that is among the most positive in the entire state. Congratulations to our high-impact GVE teachers! Left to right are Phyllis Brooks-Miller, Mary Jones, Pierrette Burgos and Tonya Wright. Special to The Sun The 18th annual South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at Yesteryear Village, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The Major League Eatings National Sweet Corn Eating Championship begins at 3 p.m. More than 4,000 visitors are expected to attend this annual event to eat some of the best locally grown sweet corn and enjoy other activities for both children and adults. Among the highlights is Major League Eatings National Sweet Corn Fiesta set April 29 Special to The Sun/Doreen PorebaYasir Salem won the 2016 Sweet Corn Eating championship and Carmen Cincotti won the 2017 Sweet Corn Eating championship. See FIESTA Page 4 See MARINA Page 4 Pahokee Rotary Club hosts tournament ... Page 8
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 By Katrina ElskenINI Florida Weather patterns are on track to drop Lake Okeechobee to 12.5 feet by the start of the rainy season, according to a forecast shared at the last meeting of the 16 County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie and Calo osahatchee Estuaries, and Lake Worth La goon. Not all forecasters agree with the pre diction and of course the meteorologists have no control over Mother Nature. It will rain or not no matter what they predict. The forecasters also have no control over how rapidly water leaves the lake. While much of the water that enters the lake is controlled by the South Florida Water Man agement Districts locks, culverts and other water control structures, there are no human controls on most of the water that leaves the lake. Thats because most of the water that leaves Lake Okeechobee does not go east, west or south; it goes up into the air. Evaporation and evapotranspiration estimates are based on historical data. While some water from the lake has been released south since the start of the dry season, and some is released west to prevent saltwater intrusion in the Caloosahatchee River, no water has been released east this year. The water released east and west is minimal compared with the lakes total volume. The lake level is dropping due to the warm tem peratures and sunny skies. If the level does drop to 12.5 or lower, it will be a good thing for the lake, according to biologists. Lake Okeechobees ecology needs regular periods of low water. The hab itat for the sh and the wading birds depend on a healthy system of marshes. Ideally, Lake Okeechobee should never rise above 15.5 feet and should drop to about 12 feet most dry seasons, states Lake Okeechobee: A Synthesis of Information and Recommendations for its Restoration, by P. N. Gray, C. J. Farrell, M. L. Kraus, and A. H. Grom nicki. The study, published in 2005 by Audubon of Florida, was funded in part by the Batchelor Foundation and by the Everglades Foundation. Whats the difference between evaporation and evapotranspiration? Websters Dic tionary explains that evaporation is the move ment of water to the air from sources such as the soil, canopy interception, and water bod ies. Evapotranspiration is the sum of evapora tion and plant transpiration from the Earths land and ocean surface to the atmosphere. Evaporation and evapotranspiration rates are difcult to measure. Scientists use differ ent models. On average, they estimate Lake Okeechobee drops from around 4.3 ft. to more than 5 ft. each year due to the move ment of water into the air. A study conducted in Florida in 1995 by the United States Geological Survey found there are many factors in play including the temperature of the air, temperature of the water, depth of the water, temperature of the soil under the water, horizontal wind speed, vertical wind speed. Water evaporates more quickly in open water, less quickly in marshy areas. Soil composition and types of vegetation affect evapotranspiration rates. Evaporation rates in open water increase on a sunny, cloudless day. Evaporation Estimation for Lake Okeechobee in South Florida, by Wossenu Abtew, published in the June 2001 edition of Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering analyzed meteorology data from 1993-1997 and estimated a loss of 132 centimeters per year (about 4.3 feet) from evaporation. Evapotranspiration Estimate for South Florida published in 2003 by Wossenu Abtew, Jayantha Obeysekera, Michelle Irizzary-Ortiz, Danielle Lyons and Anna Reardon, found that average evaporation rates in the South Florida Water Management District range from 122 cm (about 4 ft.) in the north part of the SFWMD to 137 cm (about 4.5 ft) in the south. Evaporation and evapotranspiration are functions of solar radiation, temperature, wind speed, vapor pressure decit, atmo spheric pressure, characteristics of the surrounding environment and type and condition of vegetation. South Florida is an area of high rainfall, high humidity and generally low wind speed. Air temperature is high with relatively warm winter months. Solar radiation is abundant with seasonal and daily variation, the authors state. Annual lake evaporation in the continental United States ranges from 51 cm in the extreme northeast to 218 cm in Southern California, the authors note. The 2005 Audubon study estimated water loss to evaporation around 5 ft. per year usually higher during dry periods. In an average year, Lake Okeechobee receives enough rain and inow to raise it about 7.5 feet (note: this discussion of the water budget uses rounded numbers for simplicity). This water does not come in at once, but is spread over the entire year, thus the lake does not actually rise 7.5 feet each year. Roughly 5 feet of this water will evaporate, leaving 2.5 feet of water in the lake. On average, irrigation and municipal demands use 1 to 2 feet of lake water per year, leaving an excess of about one foot of water that must be discharged, the 2005 Audubon report explains. While water is coming in through direct rainfall into the lake, and runoff from the north of the lake throughout the year, water is also leaving the lake through evaporation all year, the researchers explain. Nothing about water management is simple, but in simple terms that additional about one foot of water is what went east and west in 2016, helping to disrupt the salinity levels in the estuaries and contributing to the conditions that spawned a massive algal bloom. That extra one foot of water is what the environmentalists hope to send south through the Central Everglades Planning Project, and what they want use pro posed Everglades Agricultural Reservoir and accompanying stormwater treatment areas to store, clean and move south to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. That scenario the option of sending the excess water south will also depend on how much water is already south of the lake from direct rainfall. In 2017, there was so much water in the water conservation areas south of the lake that 8.7 billion gallons of water had to be backpumped into the lake to protect the Everglades wildlife and also pro tect the east coast protection levy. (Not that this made much difference to the lake. One inch of the lake is about 12 billion gallons of water.) Had the EAA reservoir been in place in 2017, it likely would have been lled by direct rain and local runoff with no capacity left to store water from the lake. Politicians and water managers often re mind the public that when it comes to issues of water quality and quantity in South Flori da there are no silver bullets, no easy solu tions. Understanding the scope of the issues involved is a start. Most of big lakes water loss is to evaporation Member Spotlight Are you ready for the summer? Sweet Party Rentals sweetpartyrental.com 863-983-2020 Big Lake Crusiers rf rrfr rntfb t bff tbtt tr A continuing series TRUTH
April 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 PBSC hosts Lunch & LearnBarry U. Social Work will be at the Palm Beach State College (PBSC), 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 at PBSC. You can ask all the questions you have about social work. To apply, visit www.barry. edu/MSW or call 305-899-4765. For information, email email@example.com.Great American Clean UpJoin in the cleanup of the city of Pahokee on Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. tp noon. Meet at 115 E Main St. in Pahokee. Registered volunteers will receive T-shirts, gloves and trash bags to help keep the city of Pahokee clean. After cleaning and picking up, the city will provide lunch at 11:30! To register call 561-924-7832, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Family Fun Day at PBSCThe Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade, invites the public to a Family Fun Day to be held on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 3 p.m. Festivities includes games, music, food, face painting and fire trucks. Take your chair and enjoy the afternoon. For information, call 561-993-1188 or visit www. palmbeachstate.eduWomens Day ObservanceSt. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 S.W. Eighth St. in Belle Glade, will hold its annual Womens Day Observance: Godly Women Living Fullled Lives on Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m. The speaker for the event is Minister Belinda Smith. For information, visit www.StJohnsFirst.netGroup seeking participantsHealthcare, Health Behaviors and Health Attitudes is the topic for this thought-provoking Focus Group. This event will take place on Monday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Florida Community Health Center Inc., 170 S. Barfield Highway, Suite 101, in Pahokee. To RSVP, contact Molly Ferguson at mferguson@ fchcinc.org.College information sessionPalm Beach State College, 1977 S.W. College Drive in Belle Glade, will be conducting Post Secondary Adult Vocational Info-sessions on Tuesdays, April 24, May 29, June 26 and July 31, at 4-6 p.m. The Glades community is invited to hear about welding, diesel mechanic, cosmetology, barbering, nails and facials programs. To register, call 561-993-1143.Meet Superintendent FennoyA Meet Our Superintendent event will take place on Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at West Techs Atrium, 2625 N.W. 16th St. in Belle Glade. The Glades region is invited to participate in a meet and greet with Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II. RSVP by April 16, to one of the following: mevans@belleglade-. com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.comPoetry reading set April 25Stephen Gibson, an award-winning poet and retired Palm Beach State College (PBSC) English professor, will return to campus for a poetry reading on Wednesday, April 25 at 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the PBSC Belle Glade Campus, Room CRB127, 1977 S.W. College Drive in Belle Glade. He has won numerous awards for his work.Swoosh for a Cause The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy at Glades Day School will host its firstever Impact Project titled Swoosh for a Cause on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. This event will boast a basketball game between local Palm Beach County fire fighters and police officers. The winning team will donate the proceeds to a local charity of choice. Swoosh for a Cause will be held at Glades Day School, in the Dora B. McWhorter Hall, 400 Gator Blvd. in Belle Glade. 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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 PALM BEACH COUNTY Florida ranks third of all states in the country for incidents of human trafcking, and Palm Beach County ranks third of all counties in the state for calls to the National Human Trafcking Ho tline. Human trafcking cases in Palm Beach County include sex and labor trafcking involving both children and adults. The Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety, Division of Victim Services has developed a human trafcking website to increase awareness of human trafcking and to educate the public on how to recognize it. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the signs of human trafcking, and as a result, opportunities to rescue victims are often missed. One of the goals of the Division of Victim Services is to help elevate the collective awareness of human trafcking. By informing the public, victims of human trafcking can be more readily identied, and trafckers can be held accountable. The human trafcking website includes statistics, newspaper articles, resource in formation and federal and state laws. The Human Trafcking Hotline number is 1-800373-7888. For more information, call 561355-2418, or visit http://discover.pbcgov. org/publicsafety/victimservices/Pages/hu man-trafcking.aspx. Human trafcking website launched Special to The Sun The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce (PBSO) is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is this agencys belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate or harass offenders will not be tolerated in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts. He is NOT wanted by the police at this time. The PBSO is advising the public about a declared sexual predator, Gilbert Ramirez, 59, who is now residing at 2815 E. Main Street, Lot G, in Pahokee. In 2009, Ramierez was convicted of sexual battery/coerce child by an adult. The offense took place in Glades County. Florida House Bill 3737 requires the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce to notifying all licensed daycare centers located within a 1-mile radius of the above address. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Special Investigations Division at 561-688-3000. Sexual predator notication Gilbert Ramirez Crime StoppersSpecial to The Sun PALM BEACH COUNTY Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Ruben Gonzalez, 37, white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on South Lo pez Street in Clewiston. Gonzalez is wanted on a felony warrant for violation of probation for charges of grand theft and organized fraud. 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. Ruben Gonzalez
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 Special to The Sun/Courtesy photoMt. Zion AME Church to host revival with Rev. Henry Green IIIThe Mount Zion AME Church, 908 S.W. Ave. B Place in Belle Glade, family invites the public to a threeday Spring Revival, April 24-26, at 7:30 p.m. The Revivalist will be the Reverend Henry Trae Green III, who is the senior pastor of Payne Chapel AME Church. Pastor Green is the grandson of the late Pastor Henry Green Sr. who was a longtime pastor of Mount Zion AME Church. Pastor Henry Trae Green III is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. The Mount Zion AME Church family is excited about what the Lord is going to do and say through this mighty man of God! So join us for three days of breathtaking glory. the operations. That group, Everglades Re serves Holdings LLC (or ERH), also plans to re open the long-closed restaurant that once was and again will be the waterfronts centerpiece. What brought it all to the brink of being halted actually was a lack of visible progress of any sort at the city-leased state recreation area on the Lake Okeechobee waterfront; frus trations among both city residents and com missioners were boiling over. Those worries, that the city was being taken for a leisurely sail rather than a full-tilt race against a rigid state deadline by North Palm Beach-based Tech nomarine Group, prompted newly elected Vice Mayor Clara Murvin to make a motion at the special meeting Friday, April 13, to termi nate the citys contract with the company. It received a quick second from new Commis sioner Benny Everett III, who earlier had said: Were under public scrutiny, and the people want to see something ... work being started or work being done. Our people are frustrated ... and have not seen progress being made. But the rm actually had been busy turning the citys vision of what it wanted for the com plex into drawings and bid specications, then lining up qualied contractors to do the reno vations and enhancements; plus, a stop-work order apparently had been issued sometime in late March or early April and was blocking any further progress for reasons never explained. City Manager Chandler Williamson told commissioners that communications between Technomarine and his administration had all but ceased, complained that he couldnt get his phone calls returned and thus, regrettably, had no progress to report to state Department of Economic Opportunity overseers, as required. So Mayor Keith Babb Jr. called for City Attorney Gary Brandenburg to report what hed learned in the days since commissioners had demanded information during a highly contentious, nearly three-hour regular meeting on Monday, April 9. Mr. Brandenburg patiently explained to the city commissioners what they had been missing out on: the work Technomarine has done and specics about how the physical renovations would proceed, in what time frames, after the city has given Technomarine notice to proceed with the construction. Fortuitously, the owner of Technomarine Group Inc., Chairman and CEO Erik Sanderson, was present to answer Pahokee ofcials questions, assuage their concerns and demonstrate that his rm was, indeed, not only capable of doing the job but intently laboring to meet the citys expectations and timeline for improvements. Mr. Sanderson conceded during remarks before the commission on Friday that a lack of communication had existed and aggravated the situation to the point where his company could lose its contract with the city. Mr. Williamson repeatedly stated during commission discussion that he had been dealing with Technomarine Construction President Jat Talton most of the time since the rm had been hired but that later the company had sent other, unfamiliar representatives out to consult with him who seemed to have no knowledge about the project or the deadline the city was facing. Commissioner Felisia Hill complained about a lack of transparency that had prevailed regarding progress on the project. The states $1.2 million grant agreement with the city species an end date of June 30, 2018, although in the same section it says DEO may ... give grantee an extension when necessary due to events beyond grantees control. Nevertheless, Mr. Williamson was adamant that the grant required timely fulllment of deliverables according to DEOs schedule or the legislative appropriation that the money came from could be jeopardized. The grant agreement also contains a one-line section saying that it may not be renewed. City Attorney Brandenburg had provided commissioners with the texts of the citys agreements with both Technomarine Group and the state DEO, and he noted that the Technomarine contract contained no completion dates for the seven tasks it assigned the company. Mr. Williamson insisted that in any event, Technomarine was aware of the state deadline. Mr. Brandenburg proceeded to go over documents the company had provided in re sponse to his request for specic information and then laid out the expected timeline of the long list of improvements, including what had been completetd thus far, for commissioners but noted that the new shing pier specied as part of the project probably could not be com pleted before April 2019. At that point, Mr. Williamson said, Let me help you out here and stated that he had long ago removed the pier from the rst phase and put it into the second phase of the project, for which Pahokee already had received a second grant for $1 million. Mr. Sanderson conrmed each of the dates and said work was on schedule. Mr. Branden burg recommended to the commission that it let Technomarine proceed with the project components as laid out in its timeline except for the shing pier, but Vice Mayor Murvin de clined to withdraw or modify her motion to terminate the contract. After more discussion, a vote was called, and the motion was rejected, with only Com missioners Everett and Murvin voting yes; it failed 3-2 with Mayor Babb and Commis sioners Hill and Diane Walker voting no. That meant the contract still was in force, the mayor said, and work would proceed. Under the companys schedule, residents will see work commencing as early as next week, although for some of the jobs, fabrica tion of components will be done off-site. MARINAContinued From Page 1 Sweet Corn Eating Championship. At stake is a total purse prize of $6,100. Carmen Cin cotti, last years winner and new world re cord holder, will be back to defend his title. He consumed 61.75 ears in 12 minutes! Ya sir Salem, the 2016 title holder, also will be returning for a comeback effort. An amateur contest will precede the professional compe tition. To enter, participants must be at least 18 years old and sign up before 12:45 p.m. Other highlights include a Kid Zone, sponsored by Florida Crystals, with rides and other contests beginning at 1 p.m., including old-fashioned bathing suits, kids and adult corn shucking. Two bands The Krystal River Band and the Andrew Morris Band will provide live music throughout the day. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-11, and free to kids 5-years-old and younger. A $5 unlimited rides wristband is available for kids. Parking is free. No outside food or beverages are permitted. Service animals. The South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta celebrates Palm Beach Countys heritage as the Sweet Corn Capital of the World. Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other county in the United States. Local farmers cultivate more than 27,000 acres yearly. The Sweet Corn Fiesta is an outreach activity of the Western Palm Beach County Farm Bureau and is made possible by sponsors and volunteers. Proceeds go to agriculture education and advocacy and to Glades area food banks. For more information, call 561-996-0343 or visit the website www. sweetcornesta.com. FIESTAContinued From Page 1 this interactive, eclectic and often striking production. The nale drives home the in tricate rhythms and precise choreography of this highly-skilled troupe, leaving audiences saying Gimme some Mo! Molodi has traveled the world gleaning from rich cultures and performing with other world-class artists. In the summer of 2015, Molodi joined the creative collabora tion to choreograph and perform at the clos ing ceremonies of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Molodi has been invited to perform and teach at the International Body Music Festival on several occasions including the seventh and eighth annual IBMF in Bali, Indonesia and Paris, France, re spectively. In addition to performing on the world stage, Molodi holds home, Las Vegas, close to heart performing locally and teach ing through their arts in education program, Molodi Unplugged. Working with such or ganizations as Cirque du Soleil, The Smith Center, Broadway In The Hood and Project 150, Molodi serves the community and con tinues to enrich lives by inspiring the artist in each of us! The performance will take place on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on Palm Beach State Colleges Belle Glade Campus at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade. For more information, call the box ofce at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org. STEPContinued From Page 1 Special to The Sun/Courtesy photoMolodi will be at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Friday, May 4.
April 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Irene Darlene Hunter, 69 MOORE HAVEN Irene Darlene Hunter passed away April 10, 2018 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Sept. 6, 1948 in Miami, to the late Ira and Sarah Belle (Williams) Collier. Survivors include two sons, Derek Hunter of New Port Richey and Kevin Dewayne Milam; mother Sarah Belle (Williams) Collier; a brother, Thomas Campbell Collier; a sister, Dianne Conley. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Eddie Lee Massey, Sr., 68 MOORE HAVEN Eddie Lee Massey, Sr. passed away April 9, 2018 in Moore Haven. He was born Aug. 18, 1949 in Somerset, Ky., to the late Oscar and Julia (Brown) Massey. He served during Viet nam War in the U.S. Army from 11/30/1968 to 08/31/1970. He and his wife own Uncle Joes Fish Camp in Moore Haven. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Jean (Smith) Massey; two sons, Eddie Lee Massey Jr. and Scotty Massey; three daughters, Susan Massey, Jennifer Werthman and Melissa Werthman; two brothers, Curtis Massey and Jerry Lawson; three sisters, Glenna Faye Coward, Ann Jones and Louise Manning; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Cledith Buddy Massey; and a sister, Pauline Holzapfel. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, Tenn. Interment will be Monday, April 16, 2018 in Massey Cemetery, Scott County, Tenn. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12. 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston. John N. Williams, Sr., 79 CLEWISTON John N. Williams, Sr. passed away April 15, 2018 in his home with his family around him. John was born in Yu lee on Dec. 27, 1938 to the late Jasper and Ida M. Bennett Williams. He married Martha Joyce Whitehead. He was a diesel mechan ic for many years. He and Joyce attended Evangel Assembly of God church in Clewiston for many years. John leaves behind his wife, Joyce of Clewiston; sons, Jason Williams and his wife Lori, John N. Jr.; daughters, Julie LaChance and husband Daniel, Jenette Jenkins and husband Jeff, Jennifer Atkinson and husband David; 12 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; one precious great-great grandchild; one brother, J.W. Williams; ve sisters, Margaret Folkner, Virginia Taylor, Dora Chapel, Linda Bocciello, and Irma Gillis. Celebration of Johns life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Evangel Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. William Tod Clinard, 51 CLEWISTON William Tod Clinard passed away April 15, 2018 in Clewiston. Tod was born in Pa hokee to the late Wil liam Ray Clinard and Anna Postell Clinard on Feb. 10, 1967. He mar ried Yvonne Louise An dress. He owned and operated an used car dealership in Clewis ton for many years. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and had a passion for motorcycles. Tod was a loving and caring son, husband, father, uncle, brother and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his entire family. Tod leaves behind his loving wife, Yvonne Louise Clinard; mother, Anna Clinard; children, Tiffany Vanderbaan and her husband Kris, Yvette Clinard and Garrett Clinard; a granddaughter, Kaylianne Vanderbaan; youngest sister, Kristi Durance and her husband Kevin; along with his niece and nephew, Kacie Durance and Kody Durance. Tod was preceded in death by his father, Ray Clinard; and younger sister, Connie Clinard. The celebration of Tods life will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Evangel Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with Memorial service starting at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. OBITUARIES Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Re ections from the PulpitWhen I gave the wrong answer to a motherhood question!By The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston A while ago people came to my home and asked what I thought about terrorists. My answer was They are people without a large army or country who wish to make a political statement and do it by acts of terrorism. My response got a Huh? in reply. The answer I got back was, But innocent people are getting killed. Yes I retorted, and thats in the Bible; The rain falls on the just and the unjust. There was a pause, so I went on. It depends on what you mean by terrorist. Was Stalin a terrorist? Was Hitler a terrorist? Just because they had armies and countries, doesnt mean that they were not terrorists! I gathered my answers were not acceptable to my inquisitors; I got the impression they were looking for something like Theyre bad or Theyre terrible or Theyre evil. Yes, all of those things were so, but my reply had more to do with motivations and getting to the root of the problem of terrorism as I saw it. I dont like name-calling or labeling without thinking through just why I am for or against something. Terrorism exploits the vulnerabilities of open societies and, as I see it, cannot come up with a better system of living in society than the ones the terrorists attack. Repression of freedom does not promote human growth or well-being. Selective use of religious beliefs to the exclusion of the basic tenets of a faith is really no religion at all. When terrorists do such things, they deserve to be challenged. Before making commitments to what to believe, make an examination of what its all about; ask hard questions and be willing to search for answers. Think things through as best as you can and explore. A long time ago, those with their own beliefs and positions to protect were faced with a dilemma. They had to come up with a story to refute what people were coming to see for themselves. The rationale is fascinating but falls on its face. It did not correspond to what was going on in the lives of the people around them. Its a part of the Biblical account of the Resurrection and found in the Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 27, verses 62ff). Jesus was cruci ed, died and was buried. People were saddened and disappointed but not entirely without hope. Jesus had quite an impact on His followers and left those with other beliefs and commitments uncomfortable. They went to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. Sir, they said, we remember that while He was still alive that deceiver said After three days I will rise again so give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, His disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that He has been raised from the dead. This deception will be worse than the rst (vss 63-64). Pilate acceded to their request and told them to ,,,make the tomb as secure as you know how (vs.65) and they did. Now, the problem with their thinking is that seeing a dead body wouldnt prove to anyone that Jesus had risen from the dead! The appearances of Jesus after three days was the appearance of a risen, living savior who conversed with them, met with them, told them to touch Him (Luke 24:39), asked them if they had anything to eat and shares breakfast (John 21:10ff). Nobody, even Jesus distractors, suggested that He might have a twin! No, the accounts of Jesus appearances all attest to a living being, a resurrected Lord, and His having been seen. The revelation left to us after Jesus resurrection came following Thomas refusal to believe unless he touched Jesus hand and side (John 20:25). Thomas was changed forever afterward. Jesus told him Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed (v.29). Thats all who know the words of Job; I know that my Redeemer liveth, and at the last He will stand upon the Earth, and after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet shall I see God, and my eyes shall behold Him and not as a stranger (Job 19:25-27). Thats us! Phishing con nabs your browser tabsBetter Business Bureau Scammers have a new technique called tabnabbing. They hijack inactive browser tabs and trick people into giving up their login and password information. Heres how it works. How the Scam Works You are working, shopping or just browsing online. As you do so, the open tabs on your browser begin to add up. No harm there, right? Unfortunately, those open, inactive tabs on your browser could put you at risk. Tabnabbing is a phishing scam in which scammers load a fake webpage (typically a login form) in an inactive tab. 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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 rf08/06/1942 04/21/2013 ntbr brbr rr rbr rr Special to The Sun LAKE WORTH Many adults in our community cannot afford basic dental treat ment, and for the fourth year in a row, the organizers of Free Dentistry Day will do something about it. On Wednesday, April 25, dentists afliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clin ic, aided by Palm Beach State College den tal health service students, will treat adults, 18 and older, at the dental health building located on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. Adults who need, but cannot afford, llings or extractions will be seen on a rst-come, rst-served basis and should be at the site before the doors open at 6 a.m. Treatment will begin at 8 a.m. A total of 50 patients will be seen. The treatment will be limited to llings and extractions. Advanced dental work (crowns and bridges) will not be performed, and neither will dental cleanings or comprehensive exams. By focusing on llings and extractions, the dentists will be able to do the most good for adults who cannot afford these services. Dentists licensed to practice in Florida will perform the treatments. The dentists are taking time away from their practices to volunteer for this event. Students enrolled in Palm Beach States Dental Assisting pro gram will assist the dentists chairside, and PBSC dental hygiene students will conduct pre-exam interviews and patient education. No appointments will be taken, but for additional information, call 561-868-3747. To learn more about PBSCs dental health programs, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/DentalHealth. Dentists to treat low-income adults Special to The Sun/Ibrahim Alava2018 Tween Miss Black Gold CourtThe winners of the 2018 Tween Miss Black Gold pageant on April 7 at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade are 2018 Tween Miss Black Gold Queen Sydney Poole and rst runner-up Catherine Vazquez. Special to The Sun/Ibrahim Alava2018 Little Miss Black Gold CourtThe winners of the 2018 Little Miss Black Gold pageant, which took place Saturday, April 7, at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade are (left to right) second runner-up Marleigh Miller, 2018 Little Miss Black Gold Queen Emma Sweet and rst runner-up Paylyn Poole. Special to The Sun/Ibrahim Alava2018 Mini Miss Black Gold CourtThe winners of the 2018 Mini Miss Black Gold pageant on April 7 at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade are (left to right) rst runner-up Blake Browder, 2018 Mini Miss Black Gold Queen Alyssa Joi Brewer and second runner-up Amia Ocanas. Special to The Sun/Ibrahim Alava2018 Tiny Miss Black Gold CourtThe winners of the Tiny Miss Black Gold pageant on April 7 at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade are (left to right) second runner-up Kyle Graycyn Hernandez, 2018 Tiny Miss Black Gold Queen Addison Young and rst runner-up Kaydee Butts.
April 19, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Gove Elementary School News Pahokee Rotary Club hosts annual shing tournamentSpecial to The SunGoves Garden Club rocks! Gove Elementary School Garden Club completed a beautiful rock garden the week of April 9. This new project was made possible by funds that Mrs. Gayle Zavala and Mrs. Ellen Smith received from the Palm Beach County Education Foundation, GO TEACH grant. The grant written by Mrs. Zavala and Mrs. E. Smith, Building a Better Person for our Planet through S.T.E.A.M, included rock painting so that all students at Gove Elemen tary could write or draw a positive message on individual rocks, which would then be placed in our CATS Courtyard Garden area. The Rock Garden was also combined with another project, which was the plant ing of 20 native Florida Wildower seedlings. The seedlings were acquired through an ad ditional grant, Seedlings for Schools acquired by Mrs. Zavala. Students from the Garden Club were an important part of the work force in lay ing down the rocks and planting the native plants. In addition, we want to recognize our Fine Arts teachers for coordinating the paint ing during their classes. Also, a big thanks goes out to Coach Carril, Ms. Winn, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Gali, Mr. Bethel and Mrs. E. Smith. Kudos to Mr. and Mrs. Zavala for overseeing this project.Upcoming Events April 24 & 25: FSA Math for third and sixth grades April 25: Kindergarten Round-Up at 12:30-2 p.m. April 26: Second grade eld trip to Dolly Hand at 9 a.m. noon April 26: Field trip to Dolly Hand at 9 a.m. noon Ms. J. Smith, Ms. St. Hilaire, Ms. J. Collins, Ms. Campbell and Ms.Shannon April 26: Kindergarten eld trip to Dolly Hand at 10:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. April 26: Kindergarten and rst grade APTT Parent Meeting #3 at 5:30-7 p.m. April 26 & 27: FSA Math for fourth and fth gradesParent training: Tuesdays: Nutrition Class 1-2 p.m.Clubs: Mondays: Student Council at 2:30-3:15 p.m.; Art Club at 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Chess Club at 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays: Garden Club at 2:30-3:30 PM Thursdays: Steel Drums at 2:30 4 p.m. Special to The Sun/Courtesy photoGarden Club participants prepare the rocks so that students and staff can write positive quotes on them. Special to The Sun On Saturday, March 17, the Pahokee Rotary Club hosted the annual shing tour nament on Lake Okeechobee in Pahokee. The day turned out to be a beautiful one for shing on the pier. Over 60 families registered and came out to participate in the shing tournament. Kids received a free rod and reel, and bait for shing. Rotary members were on the pier helping children with their rod and reels. Several children had never experi enced shing before, and Rotarians were able to help teach kids how to put bait on their rods. As children caught their sh, the judges were on the pier recording the size and weight of each sh. After the shing tournament, an awards ceremony took place and the winners were presented with a tackle box and a trophy. Afterward, families enjoyed free food and refreshments. Pahokee Rotary supports this annual event because we want to make sure families have the opportunity to enjoy the sport of shing with their children, enjoying the outdoors together, especially with such a beautiful marina, said Liz Cayson, president of Pahokee Rotary Club. The event is chaired by Rotarian Mike Garcia, club treasurer and local pharmacist at Circle S Pharmacy in Pahokee. The following kids won rst place in their category: Mendie Michelle Bass Division Malachi Cunningham Speck Division Jeshua Serrano Blue Gill Division The Rotary Club thanks the following sponsors who have supported this event throughout the years: Howard Hill Foundation and Fish Florida; and the Rotary Interact Club, who are high school students from Pahokee High School who volunteered throughout the day. The event would not be possible without the sponsors and volunteers. Special to The Sun Rotarian Mike Garcia with Mendie Mi chelle.Special to The SunRotarian Mike Garcia with Malachi Cunningham. Special to The Sun Rotarian Mike Garcia with Jeshua Ser rano. Rosenwald Elementary School NewsSpecial to The SunImportant Dates April 16-20: Volunteer Appreciation Week SDPBC May 09: SAC Meeting 6 p.m. School Media Center May 16-18: Safety Patrol annual trip to Washington, D.C. May 23: Multicultural Day at RES May 28: Memorial Day holiday-no school May 30: Fifth grade Promotional Ceremony June 1: Last day of school for students School News Character Counts Program April 2018 Monthly Theme: Responsibility Be accountable for your actions Do what you are supposed to do Be prepared and work hardWe are on Facebook All parents are encouraged to follow Rosenwald Elementary on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/RosenwaldES/Twitterwww.twitter.com/Rosenwald/ESSpecial to The Sun Rotarian Craig Korbly; Liz Cayson, Rotary president; Ed Luty, past president and a Palm Beach County sheriffs captain; and Rotarian Donia Roberts.
8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Barron Park Master Plan Committee will hold a meeting/workshop to discuss and take input from the public on the Barron Park Master Plan. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The workshop is open to the public and will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle. Everyone is invited to attend. If you need assistance, as per the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify the Clerk at least two days prior to the meeting at City Hall 863.675.2872. CITY OF LABELLE BARRON PARK MASTER PLAN WORKSHOP Special to INI Florida WEST PALM BEACH On April 12, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a key land purchase from a willing seller nec essary to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir. This was one of the objectives the Legislature set for us, to acquire lands to the west of the A-2 parcel from willing sellers for the reservoir project, said SFWMD Governing Board member Dan OKeefe. Thanks to the governors vision of a restored and thriv ing Everglades and the guidance provided by the Legislature, this district has accom plished the goals laid out in Senate Bill 10 and delivered a scientically sound report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Governing Board approved the purchase of 490 acres from the Seventh Day Baptist Church Memorial Fund west of the state-owned A-2 parcel. The district previ ously purchased another 9.97 acres from a separate private owner adjacent to the A-2 parcel. These lands were identied by Sen ate Bill 10 for purchase when the bill was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott last year. The Nature Conservancy has had a long-term commitment to the restoration of the Everglades including assisting with land acquisition in the Everglades Agricul tural Area. We are thrilled the board has ap proved the purchase of this critical property for inclusion in the reservoir project, said Temperince Morgan, executive director for The Nature Conservancy in Florida.About the EAA Storage Reservoir Through an extensive process of scientic-based modeling and public meetings, SFWMD staff created the Tentatively Select ed Plan (TSP) for the EAA Storage Reservoir. Together with authorized projects, the TSP will send an annual average of approximately 370,000 additional acre-feet of clean water south to the Everglades that will be pro tected by rule or reservation to benet the natural system. The TSP 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. Additional ows south to the Everglades proposed by the TSP will be treated in a new 6,500-acre Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) in combination 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 TSP will work in conjunction with Gov. Rick Scotts Restoration Strategies for a total of 350,000 acre-feet of storage south of Lake Okeechobee. A Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Post Authorization Change Report (PACR), seeking federal approval to build the EAA Storage Reservoir, was sent to the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works in March and is currently under federal review. The net increase in cost over the currently authorized CEPP is $1.1 billion. The total cost, dened as the capital investment costs, of the authorized CEPP, as modied by the PACR TSP, is $3.17 billion (2018 price level). To read the CEPP PACR report seeking federal approval to build the EAA Storage Reservoir or for modeling data and more information on the previously held meetings, including agendas and presentations, visit www.sfwmd.gov/eaareservoir. SFWMD approves land purchase from willing seller Special to INI Florida/ SFWMD Map shows the land the SFWMD Governing Board approved for purchase. Veterans motorcycle ride planned for Saturday, April 21BUCKHEAD RIDGE The second annual all-veterans ride will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 8 a.m. Meet up at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 29012 State Road 78. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. The ride ends at VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m., live music at 2 p.m., a ribs or chicken dinner available for a $9 donation and more. For information, call 863-763-0818.
Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case#: 2017-CAJ.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. Plaintiff, VS.Gloria Rodriguez; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Juan Martin Castillo, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Violeta Castillo, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Spouse of Gloria Rodriguez; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if liv ing, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living. and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Juan Martin Castillo. and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s): ADDRESS UNKNOWN and Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Violeta Castillo, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s): ADDRESS UNKNOWN Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 366, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON. FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 430 East Trinidad Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP, Attor neys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 10th day of April, 2018. Barbara S. Butler Circuit and County Courts BY: J. Bevis 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 contact the ADA Coordinator;1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 255696 CN 4/19,26/2018 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 R oo ng R oo ng NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY AIRGLADES ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Airglades Advisory Board will hold a meeting on April 25, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at the Airglades Airport Conference Room, 1090 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Human Resources at (863) 675-5352; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 con Veronica Gonzalez al (863) 675-5324. 255322 CN 4/19/2018 Employment Full Time Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 taking applications for Bartender. Apply in person 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Fl. 863-946-1523 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 SUGAR COUNTRY APARTMENTS Now Renting Available for Immediate Occupancy 626 West Avenue, Moore Haven Be the first to occupy new affordable units, starting at $405 for 1BR and $461 for 2BR apart ments plus electric. Wa ter, sewer and trash are included in rent. Income limits apply. Energy Star appliances, central heat and air, decorator window treatments. Phone 863-946-6600 or email sugarcountryapts@ centurylink.net for a rental application. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Houses Sale MONTURA Site built 3/2 /2 home in Montura fresh paint inside and out new carpeting. 863-214-0073. Public Notice HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Clewiston, Florida Notice to PublicThe Hendry County Hospital Authori ty Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Saga more Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The public is invited to attend. 255461 CN 4/19/2018 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-CP20 In re: Estate of RAYMOND P. AMBROSE, Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORS (ancillary administration) The ancillary administration of the estate of RAYMOND P. AMBROSE, deceased, date of death June 16, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below, All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estaie on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this notice is: April 19, 2018. Ancillary Personal Representative: James R. Ambrose 4930 Woodfield Drive St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Office Box 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 349731367 (863)763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: email@example.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: email@example.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 255082 GCD 4/19,26/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/30/2018 10:00 a.m. at 600 E. SUGARLAND HWY Clewiston, FL 33440-3213, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CLEW ISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE reserves the right to accept 2011 CHRYSLER 1C3BC1FB1BN581744 1997 MERCURY 4M2DV1118VDJ40517 1993 FORD 1FBHE31H4PHB31894 255848 CN 4/19/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/04/2018, 10:00 am at 74 S INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 5Y2SM62864Z402996 2004 PONTIAC 255860 CN 4/19/2018 THE HENDRY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS HOLDING ELECTRONICS, PERSONAL BELONGINGS, BIKES, JEWELRY, TOOLS, AND CURRENCY THAT HAVE BEEN TURNED IN AS FOUND PROPERTY. IF NOT CLAIMED BY THE OWNER, IT WILL BE DISPOSED OF AS AUTHORIZED BY F.S.S. 705.133 INQUIRES: 863-674-5600 EVIDENCE 255661 CB 4/19,26/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-000023-CP-AXMXIN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL deceased, whose date of death was January 5, 2018; Case Number 18-000023-CP-AXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is April 19th, 2018. James A. McCurdy. Personal Representative 1311 Bedford Drive Melbourne, Florida 32940 Karl W. Bohne, Jr. Karl W. Bohne, Jr, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0767409 Attorney for Personal Representative 1311 Bedford Drive Melbourne, Florida 32940 321-255-3737 Telephone 321-255-3141 Facsimile 255317 CN 4/19,26/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-000023-CP-AXMXIN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM M. MITCHELL aka WILLIAM MURRAY MITCHELL deceased, whose date of death was January 5, 2018; Case Number 18-000023-CP-AXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is April 19th, 2018. James A. McCurdy. Personal Representative 1311 Bedford Drive Melbourne, Florida 32940 Karl W. 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10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 19, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Notice of Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue renewals of the following Everglades Works of the District Permits (Chapter 40E-63 Fla. Admin. Code) with conditions within the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida. The permits approve the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP) Plan(s) and water quality Discharge Monitoring Plan(s). The BMP implementation requirements, performance measures, and compliance methodology established in the permits pertain to phosphorus only. Permittee within the permit(s) refers to all landowners, lessees, and operators responsible for compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit(s) and are listed under the Administrative Information section of the Staff Report(s): Permit 50-00010-E (Application 170324-28), issued on April 10, 2018, to South Florida Conservancy District, P. O. Box 969, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 and other named owner/operators for a project called South Florida Conservancy District, consisting of approximately 32,666.54 acres including all or parts of the following: Sections 3-12, 37, T44/R37; Sections 1, 7, 11-18, 22, T44/R36; Sections 13-14, 23-26, 36, T43/R36; Sections 2-6, 11-15, T44/R35; Sections 7-8, 17-21, 28-32, 41, T43/R37; Sections 18-21, 27-35, T43/R35; Section 34, T43/R34, Palm Beach County; and, Sections 13-14, 23-26, 35-36, T43/R34; and, Sections 1-2, T44/R34, Hendry County, Florida discharging to Hillsboro, North New River and Miami Canals. The Staff Reports setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permits, issued on the dates listed above, including permit conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561-682-6911, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by accessing the Staff Reports directly from the Districts website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The Districts proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., the following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. Right to Request Administrative Hearing A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by any of the above listed South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD or District) action(s) has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action(s) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a SFWMD decision which affects or may affect their substantial interests shall file a petition for hearing with the Office of the District Clerk of the SFWMD, in accordance with the filing instructions set forth herein, within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: (1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or (2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. Receipt of written notice of agency decision means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take final agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take final agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to file a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. If the District takes final agency action which materially differs from the noticed intended agency decision, persons who may be substantially affected shall, unless otherwise provided by law, have an additional Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, point of entry. Any person to whom an emergency order is directed pursuant to Section 373.119(2), Fla. Stat., shall comply therewith immediately, but on petition to the board shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible. A person may file a request for an extension of time for filing a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for filing a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certificate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Filing Instructions The petition must be filed with the Office of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or e-mail. Filings by facsimile will not be accepted. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Districts normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Any document received by the office of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional filing instructions are as follows: Filings by mail must be addressed to the Office of the District Clerk, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Office of the District Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMDs security desk does not constitute filing. To ensure proper filing, it will be necessary to request the SFWMDs security officer to contact the Office of the District Clerk. An employee of the SFWMDs Clerks office will receive and file the petition. Filings by e-mail must be transmitted to the Office of the District Clerk at email@example.com. The filing date for a document transmitted by electronic mail shall be the date the Office of the District Clerk receives the complete document. A party who files a document by e-mail shall: (1) represent that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of the proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause and that the party shall produce it upon the request of other parties; and, (2) be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Sections 120.54(5)(b)4, and 120.569(2)(c), Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identification of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD identification number, if known. 2. The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petition and petitioners representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMDs decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 7. A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMDs proposed action. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Section 120.68, Fla. Stat., and in accordance with Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110, a party who is adversely affected by final SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMDs final decision by filing a notice of appeal with the Office of the District Clerk of the SFWMD in accordance with the filing instructions set forth herein within 30 days of rendition of the order to be reviewed, and by filing a copy of the notice with the Clerk of the appropriate District Court of Appeal. 255326 CN 4/19/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 18-DR-47DAWN GODINEZ, Wife, and GABRIEL BANUELOS GODINEZ, Husband,AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATIONTO: Gabriel Banuelos Godinez, 175 Adam Lane, Angier, NC 27501 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Dissolution of Marriage including allegations for equitable distribution has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Melissa Barris, Petitioners attorney, whose address is 2423 First Street, Fort My ers, FL 33901, on or before May 14, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this court at Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; other wise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 4th day of April, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tami Simmons Deputy Clerk 254960 GCD 4/19,26;5/3,11/2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 15000157CAMXAX JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. MARK ALAN PETERSON, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN, JR. A/K/A CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES L. PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES PERRIEN, DECEASED, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat ed July 18, 2017, and entered in 15000157CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and MARK ALAN PETERSON, AS PER SONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN, JR. A/K/A CHARLES LAVERNE PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES L. PERRIEN A/K/A CHARLES PERRIEN, DECEASED; MARK ALAN PETERSON; DEBORAH PER RIEN; DAWN PERRIEN; JANALEE PERRIEN; LISA PERRIEN; PHILIP PERRIEN; SCOTT PERRIEN; GREG PERRIEN A/K/A GREGORY MICHAEL PERRIEN; LYNN PERRIEN A/K/A LYNN MARSHALL PERRIEN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT are the Defendant(s). Sandra Brown as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps, South Door 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471, at 11:00 AM, on May 31, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN STATE LOT 3, FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A STATE PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 13, RUN NORTH 89 11 20 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 13, A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE AS RUN BY W. T. WALLIS, JR. IN 1926 AND BALANCED; THENCE NORTH 33 59 EAST ALONG THE SAID 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE A DISTANCE OF 504.13 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 51 WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION AND ACROSS STATE ROAD 721 TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 721 A DISTANCE OF 70.88 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 27 51 WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 138.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 20 WEST A DISTANCE OF 135.66 FEET TO P.O.B; THENCE SOUTH 27 51 EAST A DISTANCE OF 140.42 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF WAY LINE OF S. R. 721; THENCE SOUTH 33 26 WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S. R. 721 A DISTANCE OF 68.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 27 51 WEST 141.64 FEET; THENCE NORTH 34 20 EAST A DISTANCE OF 67.83 FEET TO THE SAID P.O.B. Property Address: 436 COUNTY ROAD 721 LOOP NE A/K/A 2751 COUNTY RD 721 LOOP, MOORE HAVEN FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of March, 2018. Sandra Brown As Clerk of the Court By: As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on this form, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the attached form (see website) and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Upon request by a qualified individual with a disability, this document will be made available in an alternate format. If you need assistance in completing this form due to your disability, or to request this document in an alternate format, please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, phone (863) 675-5229, e-mail doliver@ ca.cjis20.org 252476 GCD 4/12,19/2018 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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2017-00560-CAAXMX ERNESTO GOMEZ AND ANA MARIA GOMEZ, Plaintiff, v. JAMES A. CROSSER, an individual, and RBC CENTURA BANK, Defendant, NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: JAMES A. CROSSER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 10500 Woldrich Street Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342 And 10545 Woldrich Street Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342 CURRENT ADDRESS: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following property in Hendry County, Florida: Tract 6 Block G, being in the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida also known as Lot 6 in Block G of Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded plat. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on or before mAY 11, 2018, on The Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 14850 SW 26th Street, Suite 204, Miami, Florida 33185, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in THE CLEWISTON NEWS. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court ADA Coordinator at (305) 349-7175 or (305) 349-7174 (T.D.D.), no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 29th day of March, 2018. Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 253159 CN 4/12,19/2018 South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 email@example.com NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONNotice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Glades County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at permits@ sfwmd.gov. Roma Ranch LLC (Roma Ranch) PO Box 454, Belle Glade, FL 33430 has submitted Application 180220-8 for a new Water Use Permit 22-00592-W to irrigate 85 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquifer System and the project is located in Sections 16, 21, Township 38 South, Range 33 East. 255064 GCD 4/19/2018 South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 firstname.lastname@example.org NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONNotice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, that the application(s) for permit described below has been received for project(s) in Hendry County. The application(s) and future additional application documents can be obtained by any of the following methods: 1) Accessing the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) and clicking on Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page; 2) Submitting a written request to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 3) Submitting an electronic request at email@example.com. 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