The Cohen Chiropractic Group, PA241 S.E. 1 st St. Belle Glade, FL (Behind CVS) 561-996-9936 GladesInjuryCenter.comBACK PAIN? NECK PAIN? ACCIDENTS? 14.50 feetLast Year: 12.50 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Palm Tran to improve local service ... Page 5 Sun Spots ... Page 3 Crime Stoppers ... Page 3 Library Happenings ... Page 3 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. bellegladesun.com Thursday, July 5, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 27 50 PBSO/PAL host annual event ... Page 4 The Sun/Chris FelkerOld Pahokee High building gets a faceliftWorkers are preparing the exterior walls of the old Pahokee High School for painting and repairs as part of a facelift that the city is giving the entire building. It will include landscaping as well, to help remove an eyesore that the property had become in recent years of disuse. Lakeside Medical Center addresses rumorsBy Chris FelkerThe Sun Pahokee city commissioners had some blunt questions for executives of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center after they gave an update on operations at the Glades only hospital during the commission meeting Tuesday, June 26. Palm Beach County Health Care District CEO Darcy Davis rst gave a PowerPoint presentation, starting out by saying, My purpose tonight is to answer questions, squash rumors and see if theres anything you want to know that you dont know already. Ms. Davis brought a group of district and hospital of cials with her to the meeting, including Stephanie Dardanello, administrator of Lakeside Medical Center; Karen Harris, vice president of eld operations; Dr. Kenneth Scheppke, director of emergency services for the hospital; and Dr. Daniel Padron, chief medical of cer. One slide showed a picture of Dr. Belma Andric, the hospitals new chief medical of cer and executive director of clinic services, who was not present. Pointing out local Glades faces among those on the Lakeside Health Advisory Board, Ms. Davis said the Rev. Robert L. Rease recently was elected chairman. She added that I know that (members) Angie Pope and Julia Hale live out here in Pahokee; Sandra Chamblee (vice chairwoman) has been around for a while in this community; and Mary Weeks (secretary) used to be the director of nursing at Lakeside and the Glades hospital before; and Donia Roberts is a local attorney. Ms. Davis ran through her presentations litany of numbers showing how much service Lakeside has provided to the community, how its services are integrated into the community, and how important it is to the Glades as an economic anchor and regional employer. We believe that we are here for a purpose, we are not going anywhere, our board has made a commitment, and were investing in the community, she said. When Mayor Keith Babb opened the oor to questions, Commissioner Felisia Hill asked, What exactly is the reason that youre here, in one sentence? We want to make sure you know that were investing in Lakeside and not shutting it down, Ms. Davis replied. Were continuing to invest and make it grow, so theres a lot of change, theres transition, there are people coming and going, but were not shrinking it, not backing off of our obligation. Vice Mayor Clara Murvin said, Thats good to hear because one of the rumors is (about) why are so many of our physicians leaving, our radiologists, the anesthesiologists, why are they leaving the hospital? Theyre not necessarily leaving, Ms. Davis said. We have not renewed their contracts. Public invited to comment on EAA reservoir planBy Katrina ElskenThe Sun Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee continue to move forward. The public had another chance to ask questions and comment on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project June 27 at a meeting in Clewiston sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Similar meetings took place June 26 in LeHigh and June 28 in Stuart. Only two members of the public spoke at the Clewiston meeting, which attracted about 30 people. Both speakers expressed support of the project. Celeste De Palma of Audubon Florida spoke in favor of the project. We have been trying to push water away for a really long time, and were living with See PAHOKEE Page 2 See EAA Page 2
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 CITY OF LABELLE REQUEST FOR VARIANCE July, 2018Notice is hereby given that the Variance Board of the City of LaBelle, Florida will hold a public hearing on July 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on 481 W. Hickpochee (S.R. 80) Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of considering the following: The request of Belle Arbor Planned Unit Development for a variance from the required front building setback of 20 feet as established in Ordinance No. 201706 The applicant is requesting variances to the front setback, along Hickpochee Avenue, to allow for encroachment of three building corners. Setback #1 to be reduced to 15-1, Setback #2 would be 10-6 and setback #3 would be 13-3. The variance request is for legally described real property: LABELLE BEG NW Cor of NE Sec 8-N 89 DEG 01M 00S E 257.9FT-S 00 DEG 53M 41S E 50 FT TO POB-N 89 DEG 01M 00S E 457.06 FT TO N R/W SR 80 SWLY ALG R/W 490.16 FT-N 00 DEG 53M 41S W 136.72 FT-N 89 All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the pro posed variance request. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the City of LaBelle Variance Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at the hearing, a record of the meeting will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SER VICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE (863-675-2872), NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CITY OF LABELLE VARIANCE BOARD City of LaBelle Scott Korf, Chair With radiology, their contract was up, so we put it out for bid, and we made a different choice. Anesthesia should be following very shortly thereafter as well. Some of them are choosing to leave, but were also increasing the expectations in terms of performance and outcomes. Some of it is very deliberate most of it is very deliberate that were trying to improve the quality of care. Dr. Scheppke added to her answer by saying, I think weve heard the cry-out for a higher level of care in this community, and were doing what we can to meet that need and raise the bar to the highest level you could expect at any other hospital in this county. Commissioner Hill asked why they could not work with the doctors they had. The reason why I got involved was the quality of care was not up to the standard of care, responded Dr. Scheppke. I think what happens is that when youre left to be com fortable, you get comfortable and you dont move and advance with medicine. When we came in, there was pressure applied because we demanded professionalism and a higher standard. With all due respect to the previous physicians that did their best, were here to day because it wasnt enough. City Manager Chandler Williamson asked, What is the strategic plan for providing more pediatricians in the Glades? Through our clinics, we do have pediatricians, answered Ms. Davis. We provide adult and pediatric care in the clinic, so the goal is to move those into the hospital prop er to have access to those physicians. We also have a neonatologist who is available to help with deliveries. She admitted, though, We wont probably ever be a full childrens hospital with the full complement of pediatric specialists because theyre very hard to nd. Dr. Scheppke added that the hospital is looking into better partnerships. Weve discussed an actual outreach clinic for Palms Wests pediatric residency clinic. Were trying to nd a way to collaborate with as many of the other hospitals that have somewhat of an abundance of specialists and see if we can have them come over and help us out. Mayor Babb spoke up again. We certainly believe in the concept of regionalization because its more economically feasible, he said, but is there any conversation about a possible 24-hour urgent care facility here in Pahokee that would help bring care to our residents in an emergency? Thats an excellent question, said Ms. Davis. No, we honestly have not actually had that conversation, I would love to take a look at numbers once these guys are there to understand what kind of volume (there is). We track where the zip code is so we could pull data to see what could have been kept in Pahokee and see if that makes sense. Commissioner Bennie Everett capsulized the commissions concerns by saying: As gatekeepers for this city and also for our neighboring communities, we wish to ensure that were not just sold some dream. Our communities really just dont have the faith in the delivery of services that Lakeside has. Our genuine concern is that we want to have quality services. Ms. Davis summed up: I think we are tasked with a very specic mission, and have been stagnant over the years, perhaps, the last few years. We are moving forward in trying to respond to the needs of the communities, and our purpose is to create a healthier workforce, help with our children and pro vide excellent care. the consequences, she said. Everglades restoration puts the water back where it belongs. We urge the corps to make sure Congress gets to review this project and con sider it for this years Water Resources De velopment Act, said Ms. De Palma. Moving forward with this project, its important that we all came together and worked out something that seems to work for all of the communities, said Nyla Pipes of One Florida. Marci Jackson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explained that the EAA reser voir is proposed as a change to the already approved Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). In December 2014, the corps and SFWMD completed planning of CEPP, she explained. The project, authorized by Congress in 2016, included a ow equalization basin (FEB) on the A-2 parcel in the EAA. That land is already in state ownership. This FEB was a shallow storage feature. In 2017, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 10, which called for a deep-wa ter reservoir in the EAA. The current proposal asks Congress to approve changing the CEPP plan to build a deep-water reservoir on the A-2 parcel in-stead of the FEB. The reservoir site is about 10,500 acres and the reservoir will be 23 feet deep. The project includes an addi-tional 6,500 acres of stormwater treatment area. Vegetation in the STAs helps remove nutrients from the water. CEPP would increase the canal capacity to move more water from the lake through the stormwater treatment areas and on to Florida Bay, explained Leslie Waugh of the corps. As originally approved, CEPP would provide an additional annual ow of 210,000 acre-feet (about 59 billion gal-lons of water) to the Everglades and Flor-ida Bay, she said. Changing the shallow reservoir project to a deep reservoir would increase the annual ow to about 370,000 acre-feet per year (about 104 billion gal-lons of water. CEPP provides the additional convey-ance from the lake to the reservoir and the STAs, then through the Water Conserva-tion Areas (WCAs) and under the Tamiami Trail to Everglades National Park and Flor-ida Bay. Without the other CEPP projects, the EAA reservoir would be static storage, Ms. Waugh said. Comments are being accepted through July 24 and can be sent electronically to Stacie.J.Auvenshine@usace.army.mil, or mailed to: Stacie Auvenshine, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 322320019. PAHOKEEContinued From Page 1 EAAContinued From Page 1
July 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 Published bye SunServing Western Palm Beach County Since 1929 To Reach Us Address: c/o Okeechobee News. 107 SW 17th St. Ste D., Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Website: bellegladesun.comTo Submit Newse Sun welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories, ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or emailed. e deadline for all news items is 12 p.m. Monday prior to the following ursday's publication. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 863-763-7949...................................................................To Place A Display Ad Call (863) 763-3134, deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. E-mail: email@example.com To Place A Classied Ad Call (877)353-2424 to place a classied advertisement from home. e deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. 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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 DIY workshop scheduledThe Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptrollers Ofce will present a workshop on the topic of Sealing or Expunging a Criminal Record on Thursday, July 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the West County Courthouse Conference Room, C-121, 2950 State Road 15 in Belle Glade. The event is part of a series of Do-It-Yourself in Court workshops offered each month by the Self Service Center of the Clerk & Comptrollers Ofce. Register at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/workshopsLiteracy Plus in Motion classFor your summer enjoyment and enhancement, the Belle Glade Branch Library will offer a free four-week, one-hour course for adults in July. Literacy Plus in Motion classes will be held Thursdays, starting July 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Belle Glade Branch Librarys conference room. Topics will include creative and resume writing, basic grammar and public speaking. For information, call Sandra Lusunariz, Glades literacy coordinator, at 561-996-3453.C4OPE forum set July 12Project C4OPE invites the public to a free meeting on Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway in Belle Glade. This gives individuals the opportunity to express their needs and wants around the topic of opioid overdose. The meetings are free and open to the public with advance reservations. Meetings are free and open to the public with advance reservations by visiting www. hanleyfoundation.org/project-c4ope/ or call 561-268-2357. Sun Spots Special to The Sun Build, imagine and play with the librarys LEGO bricks on Thursday, July 5, at 2 p.m. Ages 5-12. (45 minutes). Crafternoon: color your own visor. Use markers and your creativity to create a safari-themed visor on Saturday, July 7, at 2:30 p.m. All ages. (60 minutes) Read In & Snacks: Features leveled books and fun literacy games to engage reluctant readers and improve reading comprehension on Monday, July 9, at 2 p.m. Grades 2-5. (60 minutes) All ages are invited to watch The Wizard of Oz and eat popcorn on Monday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m. (101 minutes) Rated G. Teen Minute to Win It: Complete a series of wacky and humorous challenges in just one minute. Snacks and prizes add to the fun on Monday, July 9, at 3:30 p.m. Grades 5-12. (60 minutes) Preregister. STEAM: Domino Fun Math can be fun and exciting. Join the library for dom inoes to prove it on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Use math, logic and proglem-solving skills to win all the rounds. Snacks provided. All ages. (60 minutes) Book Bingo: Select a page from one of the librarys well-loved favorites for a game of Book Bingo on Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. All ages. (45 minutes) The Belle Glade Branch Library is located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade. For information, call 561-996-3453. Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings Special to The Sun Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating Juan Carlos Cabanas, aka Juan Carlos Aguillar, Porforio Parra, Carlos Perez, 36, white, male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Glades Glen Drive in Belle Glade. Cabanas is wanted on felony charges of burglary of a dwelling, grand theft from a dwelling and criminal mischief. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458TIPS or remain anonymous by downloading the new app Connect & Protect, See Something Say Something for any Apple or Android smartphone. Crime Stoppers Juan Cabanas 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, Manuel Juan Cueto, 62, who is now residing at 104 Pelican Lake Drive in Pahokee. In 1997, Cueto was convicted of kidnap ping with the intent to commit or facilitate a felony, and sexual battery to a victim under 12 years of age. The offense took place in Dade County. The PBSO is advising the public about a declared sexual predator, Carlos Antonio Millan, 47, who is now residing at 825 Linda Road in Belle Glade. In 2001, Millan was convicted of lewd or lascivious molestation to a victim under 12 years of age, and sexual battery to a victim under 12 years of age. The offense took place in Dade County. Florida House Bill 3737 requires the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce to notify all licensed daycare centers located within a 1-mile radius of the above addresses. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Special Investigations Division at 561-688-3000. Sexual predator notication Manuel Cueto Carlos Millan Senior citizens can enjoy a free, delicious and nutritious meal at the West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15 in Belle Glade. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon. For information, call Senior Services at 561-255-4740. Lunch provided weekdays at West County Senior Center WEST PALM BEACH During the week of June 25, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) unveiled its latest tool to inform the public about the ongoing efforts to alleviate the high-water emergency caused by record rainfall throughout South Florida. The new website, www.sfwmd.gov/ managinghighwater, will contain weekly video updates from SFWMD Chief Engineer John Mitnik on the latest water conditions and measures implemented to lower lake levels and move more water through the conservation areas. To view the latest update lmed this week, visit vimeo.com/277309000. The Managing High Water Website also contains more detailed information on the ongoing efforts to protect the public and the environment after 300 percent of the average amount of rainfall fell throughout South Florida in May. This record rainfall caused Lake Okeechobee to rapidly rise by more than a foot, which led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to begin releases from the lake on June 1; however, they are suspended during this week.. SFWMD website has lake videos
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 PBSO/PAL holds its annual Tri-City campNews from the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce On June 4, the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce Police Athletic League commenced its fth annual PBSO/PAL Tri-City 2018 Basket ball, Academics and Mentoring Camp. The camp continues through Aug. 2. Its the most popular summer camp in the Tri-City area. With over 500 youth attending throughout its four years of existence, from ages 7 to 18, some have matriculated to the military, workforce or college, whether it be trade or vocational school. We are dedicated to providing budding student athletes with the proper training and tools necessary to help improve their funda mental life skills, teamwork, offensive and defensive skills in a fun, safe and motivating environment. Glades Central High School has been our home for the past four years, and each age group has had only four hours of camp time. Due to its increasing popularity, this year the camp is being held at two sites. Weve added Lake Shore Middle School as an addi tional site in order to expand into a full day camp for both age groups of our youth. The PBSO/PAL and Tri-City Basketball Camp has attracted youth from West Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and even some from out of state. Currently, we have a total of 277 youth registered and attending our camp. Our PBSO deputies are constant visitors at the camp sites. As soon as they enter the gymnasium, the youth give them a huge welcome by cheering and running toward them, seeking their attention. This is one of the most exciting times of their day. We extend a special thank you Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, the PBSO/PAL supporters, Glades Central High School Principal Angela Moore and Assistant Principal William Durgin, Lake Shore Middle School Principal Dr. Carl Gibbons and Assistant Principal Bruce Hightower, the Palm Beach County School District, Wedgworth Farms, the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Foundation, First Serve PAL, Chick-l-A and In Jacobs Shoes. All of you make this experience possible for our youth and their parents, all of whom are very appreciative of your generous support and sponsorship of this program. Deputies also participated in the 2018 Glades Tri-City Summer Camp in conjunction with Christ Fellowship Church. Approximately 900 young adults (campers) and over 100 Christ Fellowship staff members participated in this annual event from June 8 through June 16. Each morning, PBSO deputies met at Glades Day High School in Belle Glade to escort buses lled with campers to eight sports camps, which were located at Pioneer Park, Okeechobee Center, the Life Center, the Loading Ramp, St. Johns Baptist Church, Osceola Center, Fremd Village and Padgett Circle. The group also visited 12 work sites, which were located at the Alliance Church, the First Baptist Church, Pahokee Stadium, Pahokee High School, Pahokee Middle School, Glades Central, Belle Glade Elementary, Hands Park, the Belle Glade Library, Belle Glade City Hall and South Bay Head Start. Deputies interacted with each of the groups, all the while proactively patrolling their designated sites in order to provide safety and security to all of the campers. The campers participated in community outreach efforts by cleaning and sprucing up the various work site locations, playing games and interacting with the children of the community at the sports camps locations. Each afternoon, after the camp locations closed, several deputies escorted staff and campers to various area stores and laundry centers, where they continued their outreach to community members throughout the cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay. At the conclusion of each days activities, PBSO deputies returned to each site to ensure no campers were left behind before escorting the buses back to Glades Day High School. Finally, the Harmony in the Streets Camp has become one our areas most anticipated and appreciated summer programs. This camp offers both the community and our deputies the valuable opportunity of positive interaction, communication and connection on every level. The youth involved are able to view the deputies as real people who like to enjoy themselves and have fun, too. And it allows the deputies to observe and understand the dynamics of the families who participate; it puts personalities, habits and be haviors into the forefront and the deputy gains a new perspective of the community in which he or she serves. This builds lasting relation ships, opens lines of communication and is an important step in bridging the gap between the community and those who serve in it. The deputies who participate in this en deavor have openly expressed the pleasure they have experienced in being involved. From the rst day of wary trepidation to the evolution of a relationship, they have been learning from and about each other through interaction and open, friendly communica tion. Validation and acceptance is both want ed and needed by everyone, and this program is the perfect avenue in which to achieve this. The joy the youths express upon seeing the deputies each morning after spending just a few days with them is one of the best parts of the day, according to the deputies who have had the experience. What better reward for your efforts than the admiration of a child, an excited smile and a giant hug? Special to The Sun/ PBSOCampers participated in community outreach efforts by cleaning and sprucing up various work site locations.Special to The Sun/PBSODeputies and Christ Fellowship Church members participate with the campers in this annual event.Special to The Sun/PBSO Harmony in the Streets Camp offers the community and deputies the op portunity for positive interaction, com munication and connections.
July 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 We invite you to attendVICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dr. John Hankins Independent-Fundamental King James Bible ~ Old fashioned Preaching Traditional Hymns Service TimesSunday School 10am Sunday Worship 11am Sunday Night 6pm Thursday Night Prayer & Bible Study 7pm For more information, please call 863-214-6121 705 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, FL 33440Located in the center of Clewiston Special to The Sun Palm Tran hosted the rst of several Route Performance Maximization (or RPM) summits in Belle Glade, at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on June 11. The event was well-attended, drawing in a crowd of more than 45 participants. The RPM summits serve as an immersive opportunity for the public to contribute feedback on specic proposed improve ments. When the RPM launches, projected to be in fall 2018, Palm Tran riders can ex pect improved travel times, more direct ser vice and an overall better customer service experience. The Glades area poses a unique challenge due to its distance from the main de veloped areas of Palm Beach County. This results in routes that must traverse extensive areas of undeveloped land in order to reach destinations that generate travel demand. At the Belle Glade RPM summit, Palm Tran presented a number of proposals to combat these challenges. Some of these in clude merging its Routes 47 and 48 into one single route that would improve frequency to every 30 minutes and result in more direct service. Implementing a dial-a-ride service was another initiative proposed to cater to lower-density areas. Overall, public response at the Belle Glade summit was positive. Summit participants contributed their input and commended Palm Tran for the initiative to overhaul its system. The Belle Glade summit was a tremendous success, said Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes. We were able to have a robust conversation with the Belle Glade community and gather valuable feedback to further our efforts to launch an improved bus network. The RPM summits serve as the second phase of the outreach project. The initial outreach phase took place through May and involved collecting surveys from both riders and nonriders. In total, Palm Tran received more than 1,100 surveys during this phase. The data collected from the surveys helped generate data for the present RPM proposals. For more information on the RPM initiative and to submit comments, visit: www. palmtran.org. Palm Tran summit in Belle Glade was a big success Special to The Sun/ Palm TranHenrietta Johnson of Belle Glade, Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes (blue suit) and Randall Farwell of Palm Tran consultant Tindale Oliver discuss potential route changes. Special to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH The Palm Beach County Property Appraisers Ofce has sub mitted the 2018 preliminary tax roll to Flor idas Department of Revenue and the local taxing authorities. Palm Beach County-wide property (taxable) values have increased 6.53 percent from 2017 to 2018. These val ues are based upon market conditions as of Jan. 1, 2018. Taxing authorities will use these values to help them prepare for their upcoming budgets and to determine their proposed millage (tax) rates. The preliminary tax roll is a systematic listing of information pertaining to the just valuation of all real property within Palm Beach County. Highlights include: Total market value: $264,726,096,633 Total taxable value: $187,799,111,164 Total net new construction: $2.4 billion Total parcel count: 640,403 Total tangible accounts: 59,741 We are entering into an exciting period in our countys history, as record development and growth indicates a healthy and stable real estate market in our region, said Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks. Once the tax roll is approved (usually in late July), the Property Appraisers Ofce will prepare the Truth In Millage (TRIM) Notices for Palm Beach County residents, which are mailed in mid-August. To view Ms. Jacks message and PBC by the Numbers, go toyoutube.com/ watch?v=znUJyXALRNk. Property Appraisers Ofce submits preliminary tax roll Special to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH The School District of Palm Beach Countys partnership with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) ex tends far beyond the classroom and lecture hall, and because of that, the FAU Division of Student Affairs has recognized the district as its 2017-18 Employer of the Year. According to the university, the distinction is awarded to an employer partner that demonstrates noteworthy support for FAU students through signicant preparation and involvement in career readiness programs, experiential learning opportunities and in hiring FAU Owls for full-time positions. As Palm Beach Countys largest employer, we are fortunate to have such a strong partnership with a local university such as FAU to not only provide training and leadership for college students, but to help support potential employees in our own back yard, said Dr. Gonzalo LaCava, chief of human resources for the school district. The school district has signicantly increased its visibility and access to students at FAU from attending only ve events in the 2016 school year to 28 events over the last two years. Those events include career education workshops, career readiness/preparation programs and career fairs. In this school year alone, the school dis trict has hired nearly 400 FAU alumni, includ ing more than 300 teachers. Palm Beach County School District named top employer by FAU
6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 R oo ng R oo ng Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Maintenance Technician Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 6, 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 website at 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 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Miscellaneous Notices Contractor Needed that is licensed and insured to build a Preschool. Must be experienced with references or portfolio of work completed. Please send information to: P.O. 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CARROLL Deceased, whose date of death was March 9, 2018, and whose last four digits of her social security number is 8458, Case Number 22-2018-CP000025, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Glades County Courthouse, Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: July 5th, 2018. MICHAEL FOX NELSON Personal Representative 28 Schanck Road Holmdel, NJ 07733-2123 Law Office Of CASSELS & McCALL BY: JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Office Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 271650 GCD 7/5,12/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division CASE NO.: 18000065CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBOURNE NICHOLAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Melbourne Nicholas, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickopochee Ave., 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 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 FLORI DA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 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 date of first publication of this no tice is July 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: DWIGHT NICHOLAS 12743 SW 53rd Ct. Miramar, Florida 33027 Attorney for Personal Representative: WARREN B. BRAMS, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 0698921 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Ste 201 WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409 Telephone: (561) 478-4848 Fax: (561) 478-0108 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mail: warrenbrams@ bramslaw.onmicrosoft.com 271452 CN 7/5,12/2018 Administration of Estates NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division CASE NO.: 18000065CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBOURNE NICHOLAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Melbourne Nicholas, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickopochee Ave., 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 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 FLORI DA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 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 date of first publication of this no tice is July 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: DWIGHT NICHOLAS 12743 SW 53rd Ct. Miramar, Florida 33027 Attorney for Personal Representative: WARREN B. BRAMS, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 0698921 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Ste 201 WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409 Telephone: (561) 478-4848 Fax: (561) 478-0108 E-Mail: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail: warrenbrams@ bramslaw.onmicrosoft.com 271452 CN 7/5,12/2018 Administration of Estates NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division CASE NO.: 18000065CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBOURNE NICHOLAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Melbourne Nicholas, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickopochee Ave., 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 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 FLORI DA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 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 date of first publication of this no tice is July 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: DWIGHT NICHOLAS 12743 SW 53rd Ct. 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July 5, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DEMOLITION & REBUILD OF ONE (1) HOME,The Glades County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) requests that interested parties submit formal sealed proposals for the above-referenced project. This project will be undertaken as part of the Glades County SHIP Program. Contractors must be qualified to bid on SHIP projects. If not pre-qualified, the Contractors Application Documents may be obtained from the SHIP Administrator or http://www.myglades.com/departments/communityservices/ ship.php A mandatory meeting and contractor review of these projects will be held on Friday July 06th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at 1882 Linda Drive, Okeechobee, FL,(Buckhead Ridge Jobsite) 34974. Any firm not represented at this meeting will not be able to bid. All potential bidders must be in meeting no later than 4:00 p.m. in order to participate in these RFPs. The specifications and requirements informational package must be obtained from Cindy Ricker, SHIP Administrator 863-946-6124, email@example.com Due date/time: July 27th, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EST. All responses (7 copies and 1 digital copy) shall be placed in separate, sealed envelopes with the ti tles clearly indicated on the outside: GLADES COUNTY SHIP PROGRAM RFP #2018-DEMO/REPLACEMENT-2-Hoyt with delivery to the SHIP Administrator, in SHIP Administrators office at Court House, Moore Haven, no later than deadline time of 1:00 p.m.. RFPs received after such time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Responses delayed for any reason shall not be considered. Faxed and electronically mailed responses will not be accepted. All prospective respondents are cautioned not to contact any member of the BoCC. All questions should be directed to Cindy Ricker, SHIP Administrator, 500 Avenue J, (P.O. Box 1527) Moore Haven FL 33471 Phone 863-946-6124. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. It is anticipated that the qualified responses to this RFP will be considered and a decision on the selection of a qualified responder will be made by the BoCC. The County reserves the right to reject any or all responses in its sole discretion. The County also reserves the right to waive irregularities and technicalities, to re-advertise for additional responses, and to select the responder, who, in the BoCCs sole opinion, is in the best interests of Glades County. Glades County does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or marital status. Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing. 271314 ON 7/1 GCD 7/5/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18000305CAAXMXNATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS E. PRICE, DECEASED. Defendant(s ), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN IfEffiS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS E. PRICE, DECEASED, whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: (TRACT 29) tHE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF!THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSIDP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before 7-20-18 / (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of 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 filed herein. WITNESS my hand and ttle seal of this Court at Hendry County, Florida, this 14th day of June, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN1flFF 6409 Congress Ave., Suitei 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: email@example.com 269717 CN 6/28;7/5/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 17000304CAAXMX U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. GUADALUPE CORTEZ; JESUS L. CORTEZ, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s)RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Consent Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 10, 2018 and an Order Canceling and Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 15, 2018, entered in Civil Case No. 17000304CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATIO TRUST, Plaintiff, and GUADALUPE CORTEZ; JESUS L. CORTEZ, JR., are Defendants I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, on 2nd Floor in Hallway of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at I 1:00 AM, on the 1st day of August. 2018, the following described real property operty as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 2067, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 60 THROUGH 72, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owne r of record as of the date of the Iis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on June 20th, 2018. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE COURT By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 270638 CN 6/28;7/5/2018 NOTICEBBC meeting #2018-03 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Clewiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:30pm, in the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following properties located in the City of Clewiston: 113 N Francisco Street Clewiston, FL 33440 Block 156 Lot 1, GPOC 824 E Concordia Street Clewiston, FL 33440 Block 152 Lot 33, GPOC 408 E Ventura Ave Clewiston, FL 33440 Block 367 Lot 15, GPOC This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-175, Clewiston Code of Ordinances. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Accommodation requests or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the City Clerks office at (863) 983-1484, extension 227, or FAX (863) 983-4055 for information or assistance. All persons interested may appear and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, the person may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify the above Notice of Meeting of the Building Board of Comissioners of the City of Clewiston is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said Notice at the front and rear entrances of City Hall, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Building Official 272125 CN 7/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEC TION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and, 2. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meet ing. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Thursday, the 21st day of June, 2018. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Administrator, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 270644 CGS 6/28;7/5/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 2019 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m. during the Annual Landowners Meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as proposed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board of Supervisors for the District. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Thursday, the 21st day of June, 2018. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Administrator, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District270647 CGS 6/28;7/5/2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT RFP NUMBER: 2018-05 OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.The City of Clewiston is seeking firms interested in providing property & casualty insurance for the City. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All submittals received in response to this RFP will be reviewed by a City Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received at Clewiston City Hall 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida by August 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the City of Clewiston Finance Department, located at 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by calling (863) 983-1484. This solicitation does not commit the City of Clewiston to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The City reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the City to do so. The City of Clewiston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. 272481 CN 7/5/2018 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood haz ard determinations within the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundar ies or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema.gov/ plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 267031 CN/CB 7/5,12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood haz ard determinations within the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundar ies or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema.gov/ plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 267031 CN/CB 7/5,12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice STATE BAR OF GEORGIA STATE DISCIPLINARY BOARD NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONNotice of Disciplinary Action State Bar of Georgia Attorney Prince A. Brumfield P.O. Box 764 Clewiston, FL Voluntary Surrender of License June 4, 2018 For more information contact Office of General Counsel (800)334-6865 or (404)527-8720 272028 CN 7/5/2018 City of ClewistonInvitation to BidThe City of Clewiston is currently accepting bids for one new air conditioner to be installed in the John Boy Auditorium. You may obtain a copy of the specification sheet(s) at 1300 South Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 or by calling the Public Works Department Director Sean Scheffler at (863) 983-1471. The City of Clewiston will accept sealed bids until 2:00pm, local time, July 26, 2018 at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston FL 33440, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud. Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked John Boy Auditorium Air Conditioner. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed to Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston FL 33440. No responsibility will be attached to any officers for the premature opening of a bid not properly marked. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for 60 days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to wave technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid that in its best judgement best serves the City. Al Perry, City Manager City of Clewiston, FL 272643 CN 7/5/2018 NOTICEThe public is hereby notified that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on July 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Clewiston City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Debbie McNeil, Code Enforcement Officer 271772 CN 7/5/2018 Public Notice Glades County Public Safety Emergency Medical servicesRequest for Bids To Remount One Type III Ambulance Module on a new chassis All bids are must be received no later than 4:00 pm July, 16 2018 in the Glades County Manger office At 500 Ave. J Moore Haven, Fl. 33471 Or mailed to Glades County Manger P.O. Box 1527 Moore Haven, Fl. 33471 All bids are to be marked on the outside of the envelope AMBULANCE REMOUNT BID Bid packet and specs for the remount provided on request by Contacting Bob Jones at 863 946 0566 Glades Co. Public Safety I 097 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, Fl. 33471 Glades County Board of County Commissioners Reserve the right to reject any or all bids 272372 GCD 7/5,12/2018 Public Meeting NoticeLaBelle, FL A meeting of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:00 am. This meeting will be held at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center located at 4425 W. State Road 80; LaBelle, FL. The LMS strives to lessen the human, environmental and economic costs of disasters through hazard mitigation. Members of the public are invited to attend and provide comment. For more information contact: Roberta Thomas @ (863) 674-5400 272664 CN 7/5/2018 Public Notice NOTICE CALL FOR BIDSNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Sheriffs Office is accepting proposals for the provision of Electronic Medical Records services for detainees and inmates at the Glades County Detention Center. Proposals are open for submittal on August 13th, 2018 at 8am and must be received NLT August 23rd 5:00pm at the Glades County Sheriffs Office located at 1297 East SR 78, Moore Haven, Florida. Copies of the Request for Proposal will be available on July 3rd and may be obtained by contacting Major D. K. Henson at (863) 946-1600. 272011 GCD 7/5,12/2018 Hendry County Legals Hendry County Legals NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Coby E. Griffin 615 E. Pasadena Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Virkeyvious O. Scruggs 705 Della Tobias Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Leopoldo Tovar 850 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL. 33935 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592.El Aviso se da por Este Medio:Informamos que su eligibilidad para votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, a mas tardar 30 dias despues de la fecha de este aviso publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y el procedimiento de resolver este caso. 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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 5, 2018 Palm Beach County had ancient transit networksBy Bob DavidssonPalm Beaches Information Centuries before the paving of Interstate 95 and Dixie Highway, or the building of Henry Flaglers Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway, and even before the clearing of Military Trail in 1838, Palm Beach County had an ancient transportation network used by its four Native American nations. The original inhabitants of Florida did not live in isolated villages. The peninsulas nat ural waterways served as trade routes, pro viding interconnectivity between tribes from the mouth of the St. Johns River south to the Florida Keys. Evidence of intertribal commerce is apparent from the excavated burial mounds and vil lage middens scattered throughout the coun ty, from Lake Okeechobee northeast to the Jupiter Inlet and south to the Hillsboro River. Pottery shards and artifacts produced by the distant Timuqua Indians of Northeast Flor ida are found in local mounds. So are artifacts from the Calusa Mound Building culture of Southwest Florida, as well as beads and metal trade items from Spains lonely outpost of St. Augustine during the First Spanish Colonial Period (1513-1763). The native inhabitants of Palm Beach County the Jeaga, Tequesta, Santaluces and Maymi nations established permanent villages about 3,000 years ago. Their place of origin is unknown. Spanish and English captives observed that the tribes were able to communicate and per haps shared a common root language unrelat ed to their Timuquan and Muskogean-speak ing neighbors to the north. One recent theory is that the South Florida tribes were late arriv als on the peninsula from beyond the sea. In theory, these seafarers followed in the wake of the Taino and Carib tribes in their journey from the north coast of South Amer ica, slowly island-hopping their way up the Caribbean island chain to Cuba and the Ba hamas, until reaching their nal destination in Florida. The Florida Straits were not a barrier to these nautical travelers. During most of the Spanish Colonial Period, Tequesta and Calu sa sailors made the 106-mile voyage from the Florida Keys to Cuba in large dugout canoes to obtain trade goods in Havana. Whatever the origins of Palm Beach Countys original inhabitants, upon arrival they adapted well to their new environment and fully utilized its natural resources and water ways. Ancient trade routes and waterways The opening of Floridas Intracoastal Waterway in 1912 was hailed in Tallahassee as a milestone in the history of Florida. The pro tected inland waterway provided vessels with an unimpeded passage from Miami to Jack sonville by dredging canals between existing coastal lagoons. Floridas original inhabitants used the same network of lagoons for trade and communica tions between tribes. From north to south, the system of lagoons are the Tolomato in Duval County, the Matanzas River of St. Johns Coun ty, the Halifax River of Volusia County, and Bre vard Countys Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River Bay and the 120-mile Indian River itself. The Indian River merges with the St. Lucie at Sewalls Point, with one branch continuing south into Martin County, where after passing through a shallow maze of mangroves, it met the Jupiter Narrows west of Jupiter Island at Hobe Sound. South of the Jupiter Inlet, the ancient Loxahatchee River portage was dredged to form a canal linked to Little Lake Worth and the 20mile Lake Worth Lagoon. A second canal was dredged in the early 20th century to connect Lake Worth to the Spanish River, Lake Boca and the mouth of the Hillsboro River. Completing the coastal waterway were the Hillsboro Inlet and New River estuaries in Broward, connected by the Stranahan River to the northern end of Biscayne Bay near the Dade County line. This southern coastal route connected Tequesta villages located in modern Miami-Dade, Broward and southern Palm Beach counties. In the year 1575, Florida Lt. Gov. Juan Lo pez de Velasco reported, The River Ais (Indian River) is at 27 degrees north. It is a small one that only boats (barcos) can enter. And from it up to Cape Canaveral the coast runs north-south until the cove of the same cape, which takes a turn to the northeast. The coast is clear and anchorable, although there is no port along its length. The Ais nation were masters of the Indian River (Rio de Ais), controlling the coastal trade routes from Cape Canaveral south to the St. Lucie River. Shipwrecked captive Jonathan Dickinson reported the Cacique of Ais was the head of his village and commander of the northern part of this coast. The Spanish named Indian River Bay Laguna de Ais on their charts. The Mosquito Lagoon was called Laguna de Surruque the name for the northern branch of Ais tribe on Cape Canaveral. The portage haulover connecting the two bays was known as Potopo toya in the native Ais dialect. The caciques of Ais, located in their main village of Jece, described as hidden among the mangroves on the Indian River barrier island, negotiated treaties and trade agreements with the eastern branch of the Timuqua tribe, located north of Ponce de Leon (Mosquito) Inlet. The Ais leaders also formed alliances with the linguistically related Mayaca tribe to the west, and with their smaller Santaluces and Jeaga neighbors to the south through marriage agreements. The primary vessels used in trade by the coastal tribes were dugout canoes made from local slash pines and other conifers. Native craftsmen stripped the bark from the logs and carved indented passenger compartments in the center using stone tools and re. Iron axes from the Spanish were rare but highly valued for this work. Some of the larger canoes were seaworthy and could hold up to 30 persons. To haul freight or for ceremonial displays of power, the coastal tribes would lash two canoes to create a catamaran with a raised center platform. In his 1697 journal, Dickinson described one such vessel during a visit of the Cacique of Ais to obtain tribute from the Jeaga Indians at their main village of Hobe (Hoe-bay), located on the south shore of Jupiter Inlet. We all drew down to waterside to receive him, the shipwrecked merchant wrote. We perceived he came in state, having two canoes lashed together with poles athwart from the one to the other, making a platform, which being covered with a mat, on it stood a chest which was belonging to us. Upon the chest he sat cross-legged, being newly painted in red, his men with poles setting the canoes unto the shore. The Jupiter Inlet and the Loxahatchee River estuary appeared on early Spanish maps as the Rio Jobe. Jeaga villages were located on both shores of the inlet, as well as Jupiter Island to the north and Singer Island to the south. The Spanish also were aware of the long body of water south of the Jupiter Inlet today named Lake Worth in honor of William Jenkins Worth, the U.S. Army commander who brought the Second Seminole War to a close. It appeared on Spanish 17th-century navigation charts as the Rio Jeaga, or occasionally as the Laguna de Gega, located ve leagues south of the Rio Jobe. In his 1575 Memoirs, Hernando de Escalante Fontenada, a hostage of the Calusa tribe, identied Palm Beach as Jeaga Island. He recounted the ill-fated expedition of Lucas Vasquez dAllyon (1475-1526) to establish a colony in the Carolinas. Fontenadas information source were Indians from the Island of Yeaga who had encountered Allyons eet of six ships. One of Allyons ship captains was Pedro de Quexo, an Hispaniola slave merchant who prowled the southeast coast of Florida from Cape Canaveral to the Florida Keys during the 1520s. This early slave trade left a legacy of hostility between the coastal tribes and Spain, which would cost the lives of hundreds of shipwrecked seamen. No friend of the coastal tribes, Spanish Gov. Pedro Menendez Marques gave the following testimony in 1573: This witness knows that Cacique Jega, who is on the coast of the Bahamas Channel, slew 25 Spanish men and one woman with child, and these same Indians captured a mother with two daughters, young maidens, and a little boy and one sailor, which this witness saw in the power of the cacique they call Ais who is the father-in-law of said Jega. The discoverer of Florida, Juan Ponce de Leon, was himself forced to repel an attack by resident Jeaga Indians when he entered their Jupiter Inlet (Rio de la Cruz) in search of water for his ships. The inland waterway of Lake Worth was veiled from roving conquistadors, slavers and pirates by the barrier island made of Anasta sia coquina limestone covered with sand and thick subtropical vegetation. After the besieged Spanish outpost of San ta Lucia, located north of Jupiter Inlet, was abandoned in March 1566, there was no fur ther effort to colonize the Palm Beaches. The principal village of Jeaga, the name sake for the tribe, is known to archaeologists as the Rivera Beach Mound Complex. A long sh-shaped mound 150 feet wide and 10 feet high was once located near the current site of the Port of Palm Beach. Directly opposite of the village of Jeaga on Singer Island was the so-called Palm Beach Inlet Midden. Jeaga village sites dotted both shores of Lake Worth. The largest, located in the Town of Palm Beach, was the Guest Mound. The Guest Mound was 18 feet high and 100 feet in width. It featured a village on its sum mit visible from the sea. The site may be the village of Abaioa described by 16th-century Spanish Royal Historian Antonio de Herrera in his history of Ponce de Leons voyage of dis covery in May 1513. Herrera reported: They came upon and anchored behind a cape close to the village named Abaioa. All this coast, from Punta de Arraces until this Cabo de Corrientes (Cape of Currents), runs north-south to the south east, and the water is clear with a depth of six fathoms.