May 10, 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? 12.96 feetLast Year: 11.64 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Glades Day graduating Class of 2018 ... Page 12 Storm damage sets back river restoration ... Page 2 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. bellegladesun.com Thursday, May 10, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 19 50 KEC/Canal Point Elem School News ... Page 6 Rosenwald Elementary School News ... Page 7 Sun Spots ... Page 6 By Chris FelkerThe Sun City commissioners voted unanimously at the close of their long regular meeting Tuesday night to sue the company theyd hired to design and build the Pahokee marina/campground improvements because it failed to return $125,000 the city claims it owes after commissioners red the company on April 26. City Attorney Gary Brandenburg reported that the city has received nothing from Technomarine Group of North Palm Beach, whose CEO reported to the commissioners last month that his rm had so far spent only $25,000 of the $150,000 it had been advanced. Two weeks later, when nothing further had been accomplished, the commission voted 5-0 to terminate its contract with Technomarine and demand a refund of the difference. Previously during the meeting, the commissioners approved a series of resolutions to move ahead with individual projects for renovations and upgrades at the marina/ campground and restaurant building at the Lake Okeechobee-fronting complex, which the city leases from the state. It has provided grants totaling $1.2 million for the work. Approved Tuesday were: A resolution ratifying the approval of the $1.2 million grant agreement with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) dated July 13, 2017, and approving an amendment to the scope of work by Pahokee moves ahead on marina, sues red contractor By Richard MarionThe Sun The Glades Central Lady Raiders ag football team is heading to Boca Raton to compete in the state semi nal after two dominating regional playoff victories over Suncoast and Seabreeze. The Lady Raiders shut out Suncoast 20-0 in the regional semi nal on May 3 at Glades Central High School, capturing the rst-ever playoff victory in the ag football programs history. GCHS senior Wiskierra Lemene scored all three of the Lady Raiders touchdowns, living up to her nickname of Miss Everything. Impressively, the Lady Raiders were able to capture the victory without senior wide receiver and linebacker Dakedra Pompey, who was in Jacksonville representing Glades Central in the state track and eld competition. The victory moved Glades Central into the regional nal where they faced Seabreeze High School. Glades Central coach Sam Curry and his team made the long trip up to Ormond Beach, near Daytona Beach, on May 7 to face Seabreeze and earn their shot at the state championship. Heading into the game, the Lady Raiders would get an extra boost of repower as Pompey rejoined the team after the conclusion of track and eld season. Pompey made her presence felt early in the rst half as she caught two fourth-down touchdown passes from Lemene. The Lady Raiders put another touchdown on the board before halftime, and their defense held Seabreeze scoreless in the rst half. And although Seabreeze was able to score a touchdown in the second half, thats all they were able to put up on the Lady Raider defense as Glades Central went on to win 27-6. The win catapults the Lady Raiders to their Glades Central ag football team going to state semi nal By Matteo TullioThe Sun BELLEL GLADE A 25-year-old Belle Glade woman was arrested Wednesday after she was reportedly seen in the act of hanging an infant over a dumpster. LaChanzee Jameilla Horbbs, 25, Southwest Third Street, Belle Glade, was arrested May 2 on a felony charge of knowingly or willfully abusing a child without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent dis gurement. Her bond was set at $10,000. According to an arrest report by Detective Amy Hoffman of the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Of ce (PBSO), at approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, she responded to the Lakeside Medical Center, located in the 39200 block of Hooker Highway in Belle Glade, in regard to a child abuse case. She was reportedly advised that PBSO Deputy N. Krause had responded to the area earlier because Horbbs allegedly had been seen throwing a one-month-old baby into a garbage can. Horbbs had reportedly ed the scene, and her whereabouts were unknown. Upon her arrival at the hospital, Detective Hoffman met with a legal guardian of the infant, who explained that she and Horbbs recently had separated. The woman reported that she left the residence earlier that evening with her and Horbbs getting into a verbal disagreement. Horbbs supposedly became upset and began to walk back home with the child and, in doing so, apparently held the child over a garbage dumpster near Fifth Street and Avenue D, according to the woman. The complainant said they continued to argue in the parking lot of her residence and it was apparent that Horbbs became more enraged and due to her aggressive behavior Woman allegedly abused baby LaChanzee Horbbs See FOOTBALL Page 4 See MARINA Page 4 See BABY Page 4
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 We will be publishing a Special Tribute to the Graduating Class of 2018! Please place your ad to appear May 17th, 24th or 30th! Please call Stephanie at 863-763-3134 ext. 4230to place your ad or e-mail Slarson@newszap.com Deadline is the Friday prior to the run date. ATTENTION: PARENTS! Repairs to Reach 2 estimated at $11 million By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Work on the Kissimmee River Restoration had a seri ous setback from Hurricane Irma in 2017, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still expects to nish the project in 2020. Turbulence barriers were no match for the torrent of water rushing down the river from the upper Kis simmee after the hurricane dumped 8 to 12 inches of rain water into the basin. It takes 12 billion gal lons to raise the big lake by 1 inch. The storm runoff dumped so much water that it raised the level of Lake Okeechobee by a foot in less than a week, and 4 feet by the end of the month. As the major source of water to the lake, much of that runoff came down the river. The surge of water washed out backll used to ll in the canal in the area designated Reach 2. Fill dirt and sand now blocks access to oxbows in formerly restored sections of the river. Some of the ll dirt washed down stream, contributing to the turbidity in Lake Okeechobee. Hurricane Irma set the restoration back about $11 million, according to Jenn Miller of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jackson ville District. But despite the setback, the proj ect is still projected to be completed in 2020. As a result of Hurricane Irma, a signicant amount of backll was displaced in Reach es 2 and 3 resulting in approximately $11 million in damages for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, she explained. Surveys to determine the extent of the damages in Reach 2 backll footprint are complete, and the survey efforts for Reach 3 are scheduled to commence this month, she explained. Repairs should qualify for funding under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, she added. The allocations of money under the Bipar tisan Budget Act of 2018 are still being deter mined, she explained. On April 30, the corps headquarters an nounced the initial set of work to be accom plished with a portion of funding provided for disaster recovery in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This included operation and main tenance funding for ood risk management projects. We will have better clarity on our path forward once additional allocations are an nounced, Ms. Miller added. On April 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced an ini tial set of work to be accom plished with a portion of the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law Feb. 9. Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provides $17.398 billion to USACE for disaster recovery in six appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies; and Expenses. According to the corps news release, the initial allocation of approximately $360 mil lion of the $608 million of appropriations in the Operation and Maintenance account will be used to address the highest-priority needs identied by USACE at 32 projects in 12 states. The funding for this short-term repair work is to be used for repairs to USACE proj ects damaged by natural disasters and to perform emergency dredging of shoaled ma terial deposited at USACE projects by natural disasters. The short-term repair work will allevi ate the impacts of the project damages and shoaling on human safety, ood-prone prop erty, commercial navigation costs, ecosystem values and other project outputs such as rec reation, hydropower and water supply, said R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works. Additional operation and maintenance work will be identied as information on damages incurred at USACE projects and the estimates of the cost to address those damag es are rened. The 2017 storm was not the rst time heavy rainfall impacted work on the river res toration. The project was initially scheduled for completion in 2015. For more on the history of the river resto ration project, see Page 8. Storm damage sets back river restoration A continuing series TRUTH INI Florida/ Katrina Elsken A turbidity barrier was no match for the high volume of water that rushed down the Kissimmee River after Hurricane Irma, leaving more than $11 million in dam ages to the Kissimmee River Restoration Project work.
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 City of Clewiston Notice of ElectionI, Brenda Hoots, Supervisor of Elections, County of Hendry, do hereby give notice that the City of Clewiston General Election will be held on the 6th day of November, 2018, for three of the Seats on the Clewiston City Commission. Qualifying week will be Noon, June 18, 2018 to Noon, June 22, 2018. e voter registration books will close at 5:00 p.m., October 9, 2018. For more information contact the Supervisor of Elections Oce located 1100 S. Olympia St., 863-902-3392 or at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, 863983-1592.Ciudad de Clewiston Aviso de EleccionYo, Brenda Hoots Supervisora de Elecciones, el condado de Hendry, doy cuenta de que la ciudad de Clewiston Eleccion General se celebrara en el dia 6 de Noviembre de 2018, para trec de los asientos en el Commission Ciudad de Clewiston. La Semana de calica cion sera al mediodia, el dia 18 de Junio asta el 22 de Junio. El libro de registro de votantes se cerrara a las 5:00 pm, el 9 de Octubre de 2018. Para mas informacion pungase en contacto con el Supervisor de las Elecciones ocina ubicado 1100 S. Olympia St., en Clewiston 863-902-3392 o E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, 863-983-1592. Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida May 10 & June 7, 2018 Published bye SunServing Western Palm Beach County Since 1929 To Reach Us Address: c/o Okeechobee News. 107 SW 17th St. Ste D., Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Website: bellegladesun.comTo Submit Newse Sun welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories, ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or emailed. e deadline for all news items is 12 p.m. Monday prior to the following ursday's publication. 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To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.Member of Support ght against cancer Join the Relay for Life of the Glades to show your support in the ght against can cer on Friday, May 11 from 6 p.m. midnight at Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road in South Bay. For information, visit RelayFor Life.org/theglades Call for food distribution If your organization wants to distribute the white food boxes to people in need in the Glades area, call Sandy at 561-996-3310 to make an appointment for pick up. Pick up days will be May 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Once you have a conrmed appoint ment for pick up, you will be given the spe cic pickup location in the Glades. Food Crush Wednesdays The public is invited to Food Crush Wednesdays at Tanner Park 105 Palm Beach Road in South Bay. Food trucks, live music, a DJ and more family fun. The event will be held the third Wednesday of every month, starting on May 16 at 5-9 p.m. Golf Tournament returns The annual Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament returns to Sug arcane Golf Club, 2619 West Canal St. N in Belle Glade, on Saturday, May 19 at 7 a.m. For information, or to register call Brenda Bunting at 561-996-2745. Learn to build a resume West Technical Education Center Build ing 1, 2625 State Hwy 715 in Belle Glade will hold a workshop that provides resume building tips on Monday, May 21, from 6-7:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP or for information, call 561-868-4068 or email email@example.com Yoga classes offered at WTEC Register from May 21 to June 1 to take part in a Beginning Yoga class at West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St. in Belle Glade. Classes will be held June 4 July 11 (Mondays and Wednesdays) at 6-7:30 p.m. Ap ply online at https://apm.activecommunities. com/aceschools or visit the front ofce Monday Sun Spots By Debbie Perviss Special to The Sun CLEWISTON Two Belle Glade women died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday, May 2, in Clewiston. A Florida Highway Patrol news release stat ed that at 4:09 p.m., a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruis er operated by Thelmakia Robinson, 20, of Belle Glade was traveling northbound on the inside lane of U.S. 27 south of County Road 835 (Evercane Road) in Hendry County. The car began rotating clockwise across the out side lane and entered the east grassy shoulder, where it overturned into a water-lled canal and came to a nal rest on its roof in the canal, east of U.S. 27. It was reported that Ms. Robinson was transported to St. Marys Medical Center in West Palm Beach and pronounced deceased on May 2. A passenger in the car, Evylen Zig gler, 71, of Belle Glade, was pronounced dead at the scene. Charges were pending for further investi gation at the time of the news release. Any person with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol. The trafc accident was investigated by Trooper S.S. Vonsoosten, crash investigator, and Corporal Mariam N. Berthet, homicide investigator. Woman dies in Clewiston trafc crash Special to The Sun SOUTH BAY A Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce news release stated that deputies responded to Okeelanta Sugar Mill, located at 21250 S. U.S. 27 in South Bay, in reference to an accidental death at 9:44 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Rene Trujillo, 81, of Canal Point was struck by the tires of a payloader. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division and crime scene investigators ar rived at the site to investigate further. No foul play is suspected. Mr. Trujillo was transported to the Medical Examiners Ofce, where an autopsy was scheduled to determine his exact cause of death. PBSO is investigating an accident death Special to The Sun SOUTH BAY A Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce news release stated that an un known male committed an armed business robbery at the Subway located in the 100 block of U.S. 27 South in South Bay at approximately 6 p.m. on May 1. After the robbery, the suspect ed on a bicycle, similar to a beach cruiser. The suspect was described as a thin black male, approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored, long-sleeve sweatshirt and dark-colored long pants. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS, or remain anonymous by down loading the new app PBSO for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the See Something feature. The app can also be downloaded from www.pbsoapp.com. PBSO seeking to identify suspect Robbery suspect Special to The Sun BELLE GLADE A Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce news release stated that at 9:50 p.m. on April 29, an unknown, armed masked male entered the Town Star located in the 300 block of North Main Street in Belle Glade and committed an armed robbery. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a black mask, in his early 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches, and approximate ly 125 to 135 pounds. He was wearing a gray jacket with a hood under a black jacket with a white line along the back and both sleeves, blue jean pants which were turned inside out over gray seat shorts, black socks and shoes. Anyone with informa tion is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800458-TIPS, or remain anony mous by downloading the new app PBSO for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the See Something feature. The app can be downloaded from www.pbsoapp.com. Suspect wanted for armed robbery Robbery suspect
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 another individual attempted to remove the baby from Horbbs possession. At this time, Horbbs forcefully thrust the infant outward from her body in an aggressive manner, violently enough to cause the ba bys head to snap back, and a witness had to remove the baby from Horbbs, stated the report. A witness to the event reportedly stated she saw Horbbs hold the infant over the garbage dumpster on Fifth Street and Av enue D and violently shake the baby one time, causing the child to cry. Detective Lisa Leto is reported as responding to the scene and met with Dep uty Krause and several other witnesses who confirmed the same story of Horbbs actions at the residence. All witnesses were interviewed via sworn, videotaped statements and were placed into PBSO evidence. Detective Hoffman reportedly spoke with the infants doctor, who stated there were no current signs of injury and medically cleared the child. The report continued that Horbbs was later located at her residence and was identified through a show-up as the suspect. According to Blacks Law Dictionary, a show-up is the name for a one-on-one meeting between a suspect and a witness in a lineup where the witness is shown a group of people and asked to select the suspect. The report concluded that Horbbs was then transported to the PBSO Western Regional Substation for an interview where, after shed been read her Miranda rights, she confessed to shaking her baby with force and holding her near the dumpster. She was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on the aforementioned charge. BABYContinued From Page 1 HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THE PERMITTED, CONDITIONAL AND PROHIBITED USES WITHIN CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS AND OTHER CHANGES PERTAINING TO AIRPORTSHendry County proposes to adopt the following by ordinance: Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-53, ZONING, SPECIFICALLY, SECTION 1-53-6.13, AIRPORTS; SECTION 1-53-3, ZONING DISTRICTS; AND SECTION 1-53-4, DIMENSIONAL AND DENSITY REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A public hearing on adoption of the ordinance will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on May 22, 2018, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi nance. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the changes are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Maps depicting the affected areas around LaBelle Airport and Airglades Airport are adjacent to this advertisement. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning De partment, by phone (863-675-5240), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your at tendance at any meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 6755240; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail email@example.com. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. deleting the planned shing pier. A resolution authorizing a contract with Palm Beach Septic Systems of Boca Raton for repairs to the grease trap for the restau rant at a cost of $27,130, to be completed within 21 days. A resolution authorizing the campground and marina railing agreement with Climatrol Quality Aluminum Products, for the installation of guardrails on top of the marina structures, including sea walls, at a cost of $142,470. About the latter item, Commissioner Benny Everett asked where exactly the railings would be installed. City Manager Chandler Williamson explained: That is the sea wall railing thats being installed around the en tire sea wall of the marina. Many years ago, when that sea wall was built and they had renovations up there, what was supposed to be installed was a protective railing around the entire facility. Subsequently, that also has stopped the city from getting full insurance in that area because of the safety (issue) and liability it caused. Would that railing impede or prevent citizens from shing? Mr. Everett asked. I think to some degree it will disturb the abil ity to sh in some areas, the manager re plied. That is a decision that we have to ac cept because of the liability that not having railing causes for this particular marina. And again, the reason why we cant repair the docks right now is because we dont have insurance on it. Mr. Everett replied, That is a hard decision to make. Mr. Williamson asked the commissioners to keep in mind that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says we have to install this; our insurance company that dropped our coverage says it must be installed to protect against the loss of life, and that supersedes any practice that is going on at the marina now. The reason why it was never installed was the city never had the money. He added that Climatrol will start the work as soon as pressure-washing of the area has been done, so itll probably be another 10 to 15 days before that project starts, adding that it is supposed to be complete by July 1 under the states grant timeline and actually will beautify the area. Also, the city has put out iers to alert people who use the area that it will be closed for a time during construction. Mayor Keith Babb jumped in to point out, I see it as a detour. Thats not the only place that they can sh, and certainly we can designate or note other areas. He said he wondered how long the area would be off limits to visitors. Mr. Williamson said he wasnt sure of the duration yet but that the marina walkway probably would be closed periodically during the renovations at various times. An amendment to the resolution was later passed to limit the walls height to 42 inches total. MARINAContinued From Page 1 rst-ever state seminal appearance. Theyll travel to Boca Raton, the site of the ag football state championship, where theyll face Miami Edison on May 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the state seminal. If they can get past Miami Edison, theyll face either Clay or Robinson at 5 p.m. on May 12 in the state championship. Its been a historic season for the Lady Raiders, and theyll attempt to cap it off by bringing home the state championship tro phy to Glades Central High School. FOOTBALLContinued From Page 1 Class Reunion to be heldCalling all members of the Glades Central Class of 1973 for a 45th Class Reunion in June 2018. For information, contact Sharon Singleton at 561-9967510 or 561-914-0592. or Cynthia Cosby at 561-996-1137 or 561-985-0430. The reunion will be held in June 2018.
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Marvin Dwaine McGee, 53 CLEWISTON Marvin Dwaine McGee died May 1, 2018. He was born April 8, 1965 in Okeechobee to Jimmie and Joan (Woodham) McGee. Raised in Okeechobee, he lived most of his life in Clewiston and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for merly in Moore Haven. Mr. McGee was preceded in death by his son, Michael Caleb McGee. He is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Troutman (Matthew), of Albemarle, N.C.; parents, Jimmie and Joan McGee, of Clewiston; brothers, Bart McGee (Tanda), of Okeechobee, Chris McGee (Gloria), of Moore Haven, Allen McGee, of Ft. Myers, Bret McGee (Cheryl), and Brad McGee, all of Moore Haven; sisters, Catherine Johnson (Bruce) and Rhonda Iglesias (Ramon), all of Clewiston. Visitation was 11 a.m. until services at 12 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 at Turning Point Church of God, 207 Pine Lane, Clewiston, FL 33440. Interment followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Jennifer Lee (Thies) Loos Jennifer Lee (Thies) Loos, formerly of Ft. Thomas, Ky., passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at her home in Lakewood, Colorado after a lingering illness. Jennifer was born October 9, 1958 at St. Luke Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Survi vors include her part ner Peter Purrazzella, Denver, CO., Jennifers precious children, Jonathan Loos, Seattle, WA, Katherine Loos, Denver, CO., Peters children, Mia Purrazzel la, Rebekah Purrazzella, Julianna Troiani, Jennifers father, Robert J. Thies, Cincinnati, OH, mother, Anne (Thies-Deuschle) Coffey, Moore Haven, FL, her twin sister, Genevieve Conroy, Pompano Beach, FL/Bahamas, sis ter, Celeste Keeney, Delhi, OH, Marie Thies, of Coral Springs, FL, brother, Terry Thies, Boca Raton, FL, mother-in-law, Beatrice Loos, Wil liamsburg, VA, brothers-in-law, Colin Conroy, Pompano, FL, Jerry Keeney, Delhi, OH, Karl Loos, Falmouth, MA, Steve Caputo, Summit, NJ, Charles Gildehaus, Concord, MA, sistersin-law, Ann Loos, Falmouth, MA, Sasha Thies, Coral Springs, FL, Jeannette Thies, Boca Ra ton, FL, Peggy Loos, Williamsburg, VA, Penny Loukakos, Williamsburg, VA, Patty Caputo, Summit, NJ, Bea Alice Loos, Acton, MA, Pa mela Gildehaus, Concord, MA, aunts, Cathy Humphrey-LaCour, Somerset, KY, Peggy Thies-Mahoney, & Paul Mahoney, Florence, KY, Marianne Thies, Bellevue, KY, uncles, David Humphrey, Latonia, KY, Michael Hum phrey, Carrollton, KY, Lee Weddle, Somerset, KY, and James Thies, Bellevue, KY. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Loos and her sister, Deborah Deuschle. After graduating from Highlands High school in 1976 with academic and track honors, Jen nifer received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Kentucky University and a Masters Degree in Geology and Paleontology from the University of Cincinnati. Jennifer married Kenneth Dingwell Loos, of Bethesda, MD, also a geologist and graduate of University of Cincinnati where they met. After having their children, they spent several years in Stavanger, Norway, and Cairo, Egypt where Kenneth was employed by the Amoco Oil Company. Kenneth died of natural causes suddenly in Cairo at 42 years of age. She moved to Denver in 2011 with Peter where she enjoyed trail running, hiking, bik ing and attending concerts. A gifted Geologist; she was employed at Ageiss, Inc. in Denver. She took great pride in her work and will be missed by her coworkers. Jennifer had a sense of adventure and a erce, indomitable, independent spirit. She had a sharp wit and a contagious laugh, al ways looking for the great prank or good pun. She was a scholar and creative artist, but most of all, Jennifer was timeless in her support and love of her family. She fought to stay with them with a strength and courage that will for ever be her legacy. A Memorial Service, Life Celebration and Wake will be held at 619 Covert Run, Bellev ue, KY on Friday, May 18, 2018 beginning at 1 p.m. Parking is limited. Taking Uber or Lyft is encouraged. Bright dress encouraged. In lieu of owers, an educational trust fund for her three children is being established. Marvin L. Staples, 64 SEBRING Marvin L. Staples passed away May 5, 2018 in Sebring. He was born Oct. 20, 1953 in Quincy, Fla. to the late Walter L and Norma Tryon (Prusia) Staples. Survivors include his wife, Tonia (Ensminger) Staples; one son, Jason Staples of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two daughters, Carrie (Christian) Merelo of Swansea, S.C. and Tara Staples of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Walter Staples; one sister, Angel (Roy) Leonard of Morristown, Tenn.; 5 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston with Pastor Troy Ezell ofciating. 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. View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Reections from the Pulpit Mothers Day: A God-sized gift that could come only from Him The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+ Saint Martins Church, Clewiston One cold winter morning I encountered one of my Church members bent over a sled and struggling with the infant riding in it. She was trying to put on the youngsters mittens and he was doing his best to keep it from happening. I was passing and re torted Atta girl, Debbie, make him do it! She turned and gave me a scowl Well, he wont keep his mittens on! She misjudged my words and I quickly added Debbie, Im on your side! Make him do it! Here was a young mother struggling with a rebellious offspring and doing her best to protect him even when he didnt want or understand it was because of her love and protection. Thats what mothers do. Over the years Ive encountered many of these saints who have overcome all sorts of obstacles and have, by their dili gence, patience, relentless interventions for the good and plain love; turned out some wonderful human beings that are a credit to the human family. I have witnessed all kinds of sacrices and the wrestling with almost insurmount able obstacles to help shape base human nature recently come into the world into responsible, caring, sensitive, helpful adults. No doubt youve seen such moth ers in action; been blessed by having one yourself, been privileged to share in par enthood too. Christianity has heralded one of them theotokus or God bearer, simply known as Mary. Her call by God is faced with obstacles, being little more than a child herself, having a partner with questions, being required to journey during moments of expecting a birth and giving birth under harsh winter conditions in a stable, having to ee with her new-born immediately after His birth to a strange for-away country. Mary will provide Jesus with the nurture and comfort He will need during those ear ly and very formative years. He will be lost from them (Luke 2:41ff) and stay behind in Jerusalem for three days around age twelve. Mary will chide Him Son, why have you treated us so? Be hold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously (v.48). His response is not understood (v.49) but accepted, and Luke reports He was obedient to them, and His mother kept all of these things in her heart (v.51.). Her guidance and love is responsible for Luke commenting And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man (v.52). Jesus will not always respond as His mother wishes (John 2:1ff). They will attend a wedding and Mary will point out They have no wine (v.3). Jesus did not wish to act, but His mother will tell those who are attending Do whatever He tells you(v.5) and Jesus responds to the needs of the hosts on the occasion; the wine stewards being overwhelmed by the quality of the wine that they now had for their guests. Mary will have shared in His suffering and at the end of His earthly life (John 19:25-27) and joy will come only later. These miracles are repeated time and again among those persons we call Moth er-Mom-Ma and who we honor for their giving to us life in all of its physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions. In short, they are the ones with the biggest part in making us who we are. We take a day to honor them; but I think we honor them more often when we respond to our higher callings; in our help ing others, our response to those in our lives with love, our caring, our generosity of spirit, our ability to see the greater good, our witness to the values of faith, hope and charity that we have received at the hands of the ones who have nurtured us from our earliest moments. My own mother had her share of hard ships and challenges, her three children no doubt being a large part of them, but she was up to the task. From her own childhood on, difculties were a part of her own growing up but she overcame; found love, shared it and cared for her own mother, her own husband and children, and then grandchildren when she was able. She had her own business es from time to time, but she was rst and foremost mother. She knew her craft and I know God blessed her for it. Your mother, no doubt, has been bless ed in her calling too. God uses them to make our world a better, more perfect place and more like that home where we all will one day come. As I reect, my thanks on this day is a rather weak response to all that I have been given; may it be received with her knowing that I will make it as perfect as I humanly can and with my love in return as perfectly as I can make it. May you take this special day to give your thanks and appreciation to the one who God sent to you from your beginning and ever afterward.
6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 15 MONTHCD SPECIAL 2.03%APY*$500 MINIMUM OPENING DEPOSIT 205 South WC Owen Ave Clewiston, FL 33440 Phone: (863) 983-6181 Fax: (863) 983-0607 CenterStateBank.com*Annual Percentage Yield Special to The Sun Second graders earn I-Ready top scores Mrs. Charzette Moorers second grade stu dents have earned the top I-Ready reading scores in the Glades region for the January diagnostic assessment! Ms. Carlene Millen, Glades Area Regional Superintendent visited Mrs. Moorers class to congratulate the stu dents and Mrs. Moorer on all of their hard work! Mrs. Moorers philosophy with her class is We always do our best! and she promotes that with her students in all that they do. Mrs. Moorer believes that the differentiated instruc tion of the I-Ready platform engages students at their instructional level and promotes indi vidual student achievement. She is very proud of the progress they have made! Students also like using I-Ready for reading and math. Jatasia Holmes stated, If we pass a quiz, we have a team leader we show our quiz to and the leader tells us good job. We get to put a sticker on our I-Ready chart. We can win prizes like McDonalds fries, Pizza Hut slips, and other prizes. Benjamin Jackson said, I-Ready teaches stuff we dont know. Malachi Bother stated I like to be able to go on different subjects Read ing or Math. Students and teachers at KEC/Canal Point are up to the I-Ready Challenge! Glades champions Congratulations to the KEC/Canal Point El ementary basketball team on their win over Glade View Elementary in the Championship Game. The nal score was 20 to 11! The boys were motivated and were undefeated the en tire season! Special thanks to Dr. Hibler, Mr. Walker, Mrs. Ernestine Williams, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Scott, Mr. Davis and others for their support this season. Hawaiian Luau Carnival The carnival will be held on Friday, May 11. Tickets will be on sale at the carnival. Fun games, exciting prizes and delicious food! Dates to Note: May 9 SAC meeting May 10 Spring Music Festival May 11 Field day/Carnival May 15 APTT meeting #3 May 16 Kindergarten Round Up May 22 Fifth grade class picnic May 24 PRE-K graduation May 30 Fifth grade awards ceremony KEC/Canal Point Elem School News Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo Mrs. Moorers second grade class rocked the I-Ready reading diagnostic! Mrs. Bernice Bell, Kevin Brown, Jason Crawford, Curtisha Davis, Goddess Evvans, Malachi Bother, JaRiyah Evans, Sincere Foster, Serenity Harris, Fabian Her nandez, Deamore Holmes, Jatasia Holmes, Benjamin Jackson, Robert John son, Keshawn Kinsler, Emmanuel Mack, Nayeli Mendez, Hayden Mosley, Ariella Ruiz, Zackary Valdez and Mrs. Moorer. Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo Boys basketball team left to right back row: Coach Patterson, Johnathan Moore, Calbert Edwards, Jtavious Jones, Jacorie Darrisaw and Xavier Mitchell. First row: Martell Jones, Zachary Mitchell, Uzarus Bosewell and Samuel Arnold Not pictured Zyquan Davis.
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 Special to The Sun Important Dates May 1-31: Haitain Heritage Month May 7-11: National Teacher Apprecia tion Week May 11: Kindergarten Roundup on Fri day, May 11 from 9 a.m. 11 p.m. at Rosen wald Elementary School. May 9: SAC meeting 6 p.m. at the School Media Center May 16: 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 Cer emony June 1: Last day of school for students School News Rosenwald Elementary School held a Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at Rosenwald Elementary School on April 23 May 4! The school sponsor was Ms. Julia McLaughlin. Rosenwald Elementary School collected over 20 boxes of 1134 canned goods items. Kudos to Mrs. Jeralene Johnsons second grade class for collecting the most canned goods (147) and winning the Classroom Pizza Party for their efforts. Way to go Baby Raiders! All items were picked up by the South Bay Post Ofce Mail Carriers! Special to The Sun Gove turns green and blue Gove Elementary turned Earth blue in support of Earth Day and the last day of Au tism Awareness month. It was the rst Blue Earth Fun Run and it was a great success judging by all the smiles, laughter and mon ey raised for a great cause. Students raised $632.50 to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum. During the run, ne arts teachers splashed students with blue dye water! The Go Grant, ESE Department and Mr. Flo Zav ala, our number one school volunteer, also sponsored a Sensory Garden. Mr. Zavala de signed a fabulous path, with the help of Jay na and Rick Smith, which included different sections for students to explore. Gove wants to thank their Wellness Champion, Bridget Lutz, and the Fine Arts Team for leading the way to bring awareness to the need for taking care of our planet and having compassion for our fellow students with challenges. Administration highlighted videos of students with autism on a weekly basis. Each video featured the students tell ing our school their likes and dreams. All of these initiatives bring our school closer to understanding the need for empathy for all. Upcoming Events May 9-12: Safety Patrols Washington DC trip May 14: Multicultural Night at 5:30-7 p.m. May 16: PTO/SAC at 5-6 p.m. May 18: Reading Counts at 8:30-11 a.m. May 22: PBSO Glades Central HS pre sentation at 8:30-9:30 a.m. May 23: Spanish Spelling Bee at 8 noon May 28: Memorial Day/No School May 30: Fifth and Sixth Grade Bash at noon 2 p.m. May 30-31: Summer Slide Book Distri bution May 31: Special Education Award Cer emony June 1: Last day of school for students Gove Elementary School News Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo On Monday, May 7, students from Mrs. Jeralene Johnsons second grade class presented donated canned goods to the South Bay Post Ofce mail carriers at Rosenwald Elementa ry School. Pictured: Lyric Thompson, Jeniyah Cineus, Jatwaun brown, and Isaac Jackson. Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo Wellness Champion, Ms. Lutz, PE Coach Carril and Art teacher, Ms. Schmidt, splashed blue dye water on students. Rosenwald Elementary School News
8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 The Kissimmee River historically me andered 103 miles from Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee through a diversely rich, 1to-3 mile-wide oodplain. During periods of heavy rains, the river would ll to capac ity, sending the excess water into the rivers oodplain. Waterfowl, largemouth bass, eagles, alligators, aquatic invertebrates and a mosaic of broadleaf plants thrived within the oodplain ecosystem. The City of Kissimmee was originally a small trading post on the northern bank of Lake Tohopekaliga known as the com munity of Allendale. After the Civil War, this area was included in a purchase of 4 mil lion acres of marshland and plains by Ham ilton Disston, the owner of Disston Saw Co. in Philadelphia. The sale price for the land totaled $1 million at 25 cents an acre. That purchase was credited with saving the State of Florida, which was deeply in debt follow ing the Civil War. In January 1881, Mr. Disston con tracted to deepen the Kissimmee River as part of his plan to create a liquid highway so products could be shipped from Kis simmee to the Gulf of Mexico and points beyond. Mr. Disstons dredges connected Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River, which allowed boat trafc from Kis simmee to Fort Myers. Mr. Disston was also involved connecting the Chain of Lakes with canals. Historically, the Chain of Lakes was connected by creeks, streams and sloughs, and water levels uctuated with the seasons. The lakes were connected by manmade canals to facilitate transportation of crops. Steamboat captains navigated the Chain of Lakes from Kissimmee to the Gulf of Mexico with cargoes of cypress lumber and sugar cane. Although Mr. Disstons canals aided water transport and steamboat trafc in Florida, he was unsuccessful in draining the Kissimmee River oodplain or lowering the surface water around Lake Okeechobee and in the Everglades. He was forced to sell much of his investments at a fraction of their original costs. In 1947, prolonged ooding from hur ricanes inundated the Kissimmee basin as well as the surrounding cities, prompting citizens to demand that the government provide ood control. In 1948, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to construct the Central and South Florida Project. The construction of canals and other water control structures for ood control in the 1960s disrupted the natural water uc tuation and harmed the lakes and associat ed marshes. Development around the lakes and an increase in the nutrients owing into them further disrupted the wetlands. From 1960 to 1971, the Kissimmee Riv er was transformed from a 103-mile wind ing river into a 56-mile-long, fairly straight ditch 300 feet wide and 30 feet deep known as the C-38 Canal. The C-38 Canal was cut and dredged straight through the original rivers meanders. In addition, six water control structures were created to manage ooding within the Central Florida basin. As a result of this ditch-and-drain ef fort, the wetland-dependent ora and fauna that once thrived in the Kissimmee system declined drastically. Before channelization was complete, biologists suspected the project would have devastating ecological consequences. While the project delivered on the promise of ood protection, it also destroyed much of a oodplain-dependent ecosystem that nurtured threatened and endangered spe cies, as well as hundreds of other native sh and wetland-dependent animals. More than 90 percent of the waterfowl that once graced the wetlands disappeared, and the number of bald eagle nesting territories decreased by 70 percent. After the water way was transformed into a straight, deep canal, it became oxygen-depleted and the sh community it supported changed dra matically. In 1992, the Kissimmee River Resto ration Water Resources Development Act was authorized that allocated funding to restore the middle third of the channelized Kissimmee River. The Kissimmee River Restoration is a 50/50 cost share project between the USACE and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The restoration involves using the material that was originally dredged from the river to ll in the ditch, as well as using weirs (barriers across the canal) to force water back into the old meandering oxbows. The Kissimmee River Restoration Proj ect will return ow to 44 miles of the rivers original 103-mile historic meanders and re store about 40 square miles of oodplain. The restoration project a 50-50 partner ship with the SFWMD and the USACE is currently projected to be complete in 2020. According to the Army Corps of En gineers website, 102,061 acres have been purchased for the restoration project. How ever, the numbers are a little more compli cated. According to the latest South Florida Environmental Report, the SFWMD needs about 100,000 acres for restoration. The water district has acquired 99,018 acres and is trying to buy an additional 1,300 acres. Some purchases required buying addition al land because the landowners would not sell just the acreage needed for the resto ration; to get the land SFWMD wanted, it sometimes had to purchase larger parcels. Since the purchases, some of that supple mental land has been sold off as surplus. SOURCES: Florida Atlantic University, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Flori da Water Management District, Kissimmee. org, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Kissimmee River timeline PUBLIC NOTICEHOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS HENDRY COUNTY DOES HEREBY ANNOUNCE THAT FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION/REPLACEMENT THROUGH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM THE COUNTY IS NOW SOLICITING APPLICATIONS FROM VERY LOW, LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS FOR THE REHABILITATION/REPLACEMENT OF HOMES WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE COUNTY Program Details Hendry County is providing housing assistance to owner-occupied households through the CDBG program in order to complete a HUD national objective through the revitalization of conditions in underserved, and low to moderate income neighborhoods. Assistance will be provided in the form of a no interest deferred-payment loan. No mobile homes will be eligible for rehabilitation, only replacement with a site built structure as funding allows. The County has been awarded $750,000 and expects to serve a minimum of eleven (11) households. The average cost per house will be approximately $58,000. Listed below is some general information on the application process. (CDBG) Application Process Hendry County will be hosting a homeowner orientation on May 24, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. to explain the program details at the Hendry County Annex Ofces, Janet B. Taylor Auditorium located at 1100 S. Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. Attendance at the orientation is strongly encouraged. Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, May 25, 2018. The application period will be open for 30 days. Complete instructions can be found in an appli cation packet that can be obtained beginning May 25, 2018 at the Hendry County Social Services Department, LaBelle Ofce located at 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, Monday Wednesday, 8:00am 5:00 pm and at the Clewiston ofce located at 1100 Olympia Street, Clewiston, Florida on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am 5:00 pm or on line at: http://www.hendrya.net/new_social_services/index.php. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 4:30 p.m. on June 25, 2018. Complete applications will be accepted at the Hendry County Social Services Department, located at the Labelle Ofce, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and at the Clewiston Ofce located at 1100 Olympia Street, Clewiston, Florida on Thursday and Friday. Each complete application will be time and date stamped to ensure compliance with the application acceptance period. Final application ranking shall be determined by the required guidelines set forth in the Hendry County CDBG Housing Assistance Plan (HAP). All projects must benet very low, low and moderate income households within the unincorporated area of Hendry County. To qualify under the program, the property must be located within the unincorporated limits of the County, the owners must have resided in the home for at least one year prior to making the application, and the annual household income must not exceed the following: For more Information, contact the Hendry County Social Services Department at (863) 675-5297 or Antonio Jenkins at (888) 482-7393. Hendry County is a Fair Housing Community and an Equal Opportunity employer. INI Florida/ Katrina Elsken Alligators can often be seen near or on the sandbars in the restored areas of the Kissimmee River.
May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 Public Notice Public Notice Notice Board Meeting Time Change The time for the Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board regular meeting scheduled for May 15, 2018 has been changed to May 22, 2018 Way LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at a commodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Ramiro Rodriguez, Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board Director at participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Ramiro Rodriguez al HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE RELATING TO PROCUREMENT Notce is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearng on May 22, 2018, at 500 pm., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBele, Florida, to consider an ordnance relating to procurement by Hendry County entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUN TY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE XI, PROCUREMENT, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-184, PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested partes may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. f a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any mat ter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedngs, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, whch record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 am. and 5:00 p.m. at the Offce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florda. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Administration at (863) 675-5220; Hearng Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail keitha. daniels@hendryflanet. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesta la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 260617 CGS/CB 5/10/2018 R oo ng R oo ng Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Staff Assistant III-Permitting. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2018 at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 Services *PRESSURE WASHING* FREE ESTIMATES. 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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 num ber out of your area, use caution. Apartments SUGAR COUNTRY APARTMENTS Now Re ntin g Av ailabl e for Immediat e Occupancy 626 We st Ave nue, Moore Have n Be the first to occupy new affordable units starting at $405 fo r 1BR and $461 for 2B R apartments plus electric. Wa te r, sewer and tr ash are included in rent Income limits appl y. Energy Star appliances centr al heat and ai r, d eco ra tor window treatments. Phon e 863-946-6600 or email sugarcountry apts@ centurylinknet for a rental application. Equal Housin g O pportuni ty Provider Houses Sale MONTURA 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car ga ra ge on 1 1/4 acres in Montur a, Clewiston. New carpet and newly painte d interior and exterior $111,000. Call 863-214-0073. Land Sale PORT LABELLE RANCHETTES Beautiful 4.2 acre homesite, many live Oaks and Palms. Prop erty can be split into 2 acre lots. 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Property of: Michael Rogers: Kids Toys, Kid Bike and Miscellaneous bags and items. 259623 SUN 5/10,17/2018 Administration of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2014-CP-000037 Division: Probate N RE: THE ESTATE OF: LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administraton of the estate of LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, deceased, whose date of death was August 14, 2014, is pendng in the Crcuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of whch is 500 Avenue J #102, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attor ney 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 clams 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 Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Residential Building Inspector. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2018 at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. 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10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2016-65-CA JEWELL D. BAKER, Plaintiff, -vsKENNETH R. YATES, CARMEN B. YATES, and BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS Defendants. 2nd AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTNotice is hereby given that the undersigned SANDRA BROWN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Glades County, Florida, will on the 31st day of May, 2018, at 11 oclock A .M., at the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Glades County Courthouse (being the front steps), 500 Avenue J, City of Moore Haven, Florida, 33471, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Glades County, Florida, to-wit: Lots 11 and 12, Block 40, REVISED MAP OF MOORE-HAVEN, FLORIDA according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 72, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida of which Glades County was formerly a part. Street address: 571 Avenue H, Moore Haven, FL 33471 pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: Jewell D. Baker, Plaintiff, vs. Kenneth R. Yates, Car men B. Yates and Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devi sees, grantees or other claimants; and unknown tenants, Defendants and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the real property sought to be foreclosed, herein described the docket number of which is Case Number 2016-65-CA. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 27th day of April, 2018. SANDRA BROWN Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, FloridaBY: Tami Simmons Deputy Clerk Joseph M. Hendry, II, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0827060 Attorney for Plaintiff Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 220 Dal Hall Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Tel.: (863) 699-2889 259883 GCD 5/3,10/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2016-CA-000046-CAAXMXCARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL REYFF A/K/A MICHAEL R. REYFF, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2016 and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale, and entered in Case No. 2016-CA000046-CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL REYFF A/K/A MICHAEL R. REYFF, is the Defendant, the CLERK OF COURT will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the front steps, south door of the courthouse located at 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 at 11:00 AM on May 24, 2018 the following described property set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 71 and 72, Bowdens Waterfront Lots, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in plat book 3, pages 27, of the public records Glades County, Florida, together with a 1989 Palm Trailers Doublewide Mobile Home, Width and Length 28.00 x 67.00, Serial Numbers PH092650A and PH092650B, Title Numbers 46708281 and 46889729, which, by intension of the parties and upon retirement of the Certificate of Title as provided in Florida Statute 319.261 shall constitute a part of the realty and shall pass with it. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the Foreclosure Sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within sixty (60) days after the Foreclosure Sale. DATED in Glades County, Florida this, 30th day of April, 2018. Sandra Brown As Clerk of Circuit Court County, Florida Tami Simmons 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 Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose office is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this [describe notice]; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 259864 GCD 5/3,10/2018 Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOPNotice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on May 22, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida to discuss the 2018-2019 county budgets and related issues. 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 Administration at (863) 675-5220; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail keitha. email@example.com. 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 Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 261222 CN/CB 5/10/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2014-CP-000037 Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LORENE BOWERS GOPHER, deceased, whose date of death was August 14, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J #102, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attor ney 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 PERI ODS 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 notice is May 3rd, 2018. Petitioner: Andrew Jackson Bowers, Jr. 19755 Reservation Road Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Petitioner: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 180 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite A Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 259442 5/3,10/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP-000009 Uniform Case No.: 222018CP000009CPAXMXIN RE: the Estate of JAMES E. LEWIS, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS ( Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JAMES E. LEW IS, deceased, date of death November 7, 2017 by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471; that the total value of the estate is $00.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Ruth M. Lewis 1720 Linda Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO TIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Or der of Summary Administration, must file their claims against the estate in duplicate with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLA STAT.733.702.ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 May 3rd, 2018. Person Giving Notice: RUTH M. LEWIS 1720 Linda Road Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 259600 GCD 5/3,10/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP-000009 Uniform Case No.: 222018CP000009CPAXMXIN RE: the Estate of JAMES E. LEWIS, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS ( Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JAMES E. LEW IS, deceased, date of death November 7, 2017 by the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471; that the total value of the estate is $00.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Ruth M. Lewis 1720 Linda Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO TIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Or der of Summary Administration, must file their claims against the estate in duplicate with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLA STAT.733.702.ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 May 3rd, 2018. Person Giving Notice: RUTH M. LEWIS 1720 Linda Road Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Email: email@example.com 259600 GCD 5/3,10/2018 Administr ation of Estates 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. 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May 10, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11 Special to INI Florida ORLANDO A key way to cope with a disaster is to have a plan. Know how to react before, during and after a disaster and know the hazards that could affect where you live, work and go to school. It is important for all Floridians, especially individuals with access and functional needs, to plan ahead. Communication Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes. Know how to contact one another and reconnect if separated. Estab lish a meeting place thats familiar to every one and easy to nd. Complete your family emergency com munication plan online and print it onto wallet-sized cards. Ensure all family members have a copy. Install the Federal Emergency Manage ment Agency mobile app. It provides severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to ve selected locations. Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to the local emergency station; monitor TV and radio. Follow mobile alerts and warnings about severe weather. Evacuation Evacuation orders can come with little notice. Planning ahead is vital to evacuating quickly and safely. The Florida Division of Emergency Managements website FloridaDisaster.org has comprehensive information on what to do before, during and after a disaster under Plan and Prepare. Plan how to leave and where to go if advised to evacuate. Fill vehicles with gas if an evacuation seems likely. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes. Those without cars should plan how to leave. Listen to a battery-powered radio and leave when told to do so. Leave early to avoid being trapped by severe weather. A list of nearby open shelters is on the FEMA mobile app. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has a list of open shelters by county. Inform an out-of-state contact about your evacuation plan. Unplug radios, TV and small applianc es. Secure the home by locking doors and windows. Leave a note letting others know the plan for evacuation. If the home is damaged, shut off water, gas and electricity. Take pets along, but be aware some shelters or hotels only accept service an imals. Check with neighbors who may need a ride. Follow recommended evacuation routes. If stranded when driving, stay in the ve hicle, put on ashers, call for help and wait until it arrives. Disaster kits Have disaster supply kits ready at all times in your home, work and vehicles. A disaster kit is a collection of basic items needed in the event of an emergency, and can be assembled well in advance. Have enough food, water and other necessities, including all medications, in suf cient quantity for each family member to last for at least 72 hours. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has a list of items to include in disaster kits. Ready.gov has a list of recommended emergency supplies. MySafeFlorida.org is another source for suggested items for disaster kits. Include supplies for individuals with disabilities, children, seniors or pets, and protection against the Florida weather. In sect repellent and sunscreen should be in all kits, as well as rainproof gear for everyone. For more recovery information, visit www.floridadisaster.org/dem/recovery/, www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL, or follow us @FE MARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMAs Face book page. How to make a disaster plan Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink CustomersCenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone or qualifying broadband service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits (up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges) if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone or qualifying broadband service per household, which can be on either a wireline or wireless service. Broadband speeds must be 15 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload or faster to qualify. A household is defined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain a Lifeline discount can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. I f you live in a Cen t uryLink service a r ea, please c a ll 1.855.954 .65 4 6 or visit c e n t u r ylink.com/ lifeli n e w i t h que s t i ons or to reques t an applicat ion f o r t he L i f eline p r o g r am. rf rrfr rntfb t bff tbtt tr
12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 10, 2018 Special to The Sun The week-long residential summer camp programs at the Everglades Youth Conserva tion Center (EYCC) offer a fun, safe and af fordable way for kids to develop skills such as paddling, shing, eco-equestrian, wilderness camping, hunting and more. Register now for EYCC camps, which are offered June through August in western Palm Beach County. EYCC summer camps are available to kids completing grades 3-8 and cost $360 per session, which covers food, lodging and instruction resources. Some camps require an additional fee. Though the emphasis of the materi als presented at each camp is different, all campers will have hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills from qualied in structors. Campers also will learn about conservation to ensure the next generation is prepared to become stewards of Floridas natural resources. The EYCC Youth Camp was created by individuals who cared deeply about con servation, wildlife in natural habitats, and preserving a way of life. The camp is part of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Con servation Commission (FWC) program ded icated to Creating the Next Generation That Cares about sh and wildlife conservation. This successful program works with 350 partners to introduce kids throughout Flori da to shing, boating, shooting sports, wild life discovery and conservation stewardship. The EYCC is at the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road in West Palm Beach. EYCC summer camp registration is now open 6-1 Realty Clewiston Church of Christ Clewiston Green Thumb Garden Club Common Grounds Coffee Shop Community Presbyterian Church Florida Community Health Center Great Florida Insurance Brenda Hoots Hope Healthcare J & M Electric and AC, LLC Pat Langford Main Street Sales Mr. Auto Insurance Okeechobee the Magazine Curtiss and Mary Edith Pullen Sugarland Liquor U.S. Sugar Wegschaid Appraisal & Real Estate Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo Glades Day graduating Class of 2018 Glades Day School will have its Class Night (senior academic award program) on May 10 in Tripp Hall at 7 p.m. Baccalaureate will be on May 15 at the United Methodist Church, 401 S.W. First St. in Belle Glade, at 7 p.m. Commencement exercises will take place held on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m., in McWhorter Hall (Glades Day Gymnasium), located at 400 Gator Blvd. in Belle Glade. The Class of 2018: front row, from left: J.J. Hernandez, Rachel Ruiz, Eduardo Gutierrez, Jorge Acosta, Rana Hilliard, Sydney Arroyo and Cameron Whalen; back row: Yasser Halum, Shawn Collins, Zachary VanFossen, Danilla Montes, Jaylin Smith, Jayci Congleton, Caroline Stein, Jorge Viera, Taylor Lunford, Jizelle Camacho, Kadie Helvey, Caylin Dupree, Alex Brewster, Ethan Bair, Tyler Miller and Brendan Erickson. Alex Mineo is not pictured. Special to The Sun/ FWC The Everglades Youth Conservation Center offers a fun, safe and affordable way for kids to develop skills such as paddling, shing, eco-equestrian, wil derness camping, hunting and more.