The Cohen Chiropractic Group, PA241 S.E. 1 st St. Belle Glade, FL (Behind CVS) 561-996-9936 GladesInjuryCenter.comBACK PAIN? NECK PAIN? ACCIDENTS? 14.46 feetLast Year: 12.44 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Hanley Foundation announces new education director ... Page 5 Sun Spots ... Page 4 Belle Glade Library Happenings ... Page 3 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. bellegladesun.com Thursday, July 12, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 28 50 Rotary Club ... Page 4 Special to The Sun/Courtesy photoZeta Phi Beta ends year with Sisterhood TeaThe Iota Omicron Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. recently concluded their extremely busy year of service to the community with a Sisterhood Tea. The Chantilly Tea served as a way to bring the chapter together to celebrate and re ect on the years many accomplishments, as well as prepare for the upcoming year of service. Led by Chapter Basilus Lawanda Harper, the sorority provided more than $10,000 in scholarships to deserving graduates at Glades-area high schools, and participated in various events to promote the organizations social action initiatives. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Howard University, the Iota Omicron Zeta Chapter was chartered in 1979 in Belle Glade. More than $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to high school students in the Tri-City area and beyond. Federal funding approved for expedited dike repairsEAA reservoir added to Water Resources Development ActBy Katrina ElskenThe Sun BELLE GLADE Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings stopped by the Belle Glade Marina on July 5 to announce that federal funding has been approved to speed repairs to Herbert Hoover Dike, and that the federal share of funding for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir will be in this years Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). We have been trying to speed up construction and completion of the dike, Sen. Nelson said. Under the original schedule, the dike repairs would be completed by 2025. To complete the project sooner, an additional $727 million is needed. As part of the 2016 Florida Senate Bill 10, the State of Florida pledged to spend $200 million to speed dike repairs. On July 5, Sen. Nelson announced that $514 million in federal money has been pledged. The money for the expedited dike repairs See FUNDING Page 2 Special to The Sun/Courtesy photoBelle Glade youth wins PAL boxing contestOn June 2, the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Of ce Police Athletic League brought youths to the Port St. Lucie PAL for boxing competition. Bershadd Maddie, 11 years old, won unanimously against Gaury Duran, 12 years old, in the 105 pound weight class. Bershadd is a sixth-grade student at Lakeshore Middle School in Belle Glade. Deputy Mike LeStrange, who coaches him, said: Bershadd is a good student and a great young man. We are proud of his strong work ethic and determination. For information about the PAL boxing program, call Sheriffs Deputy Mike LeStrange at 561-996-1670.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2018 will come from the $80 billion budgeted in hurricane disaster funds, he explained. He said they were able to successfully argue that the dike repairs are critical to the safety of those who live in the Glades should a hurricane hit the lake. Sen. Nelson said he was able to put a placeholder in the WRDA for the EAA reservoir funding, and when the House of Representatives bill and the Senate bill are reconciled, the EAA funding will be in the bill. Congressman Hastings said the Florida delegation worked together to get the funding for these projects. He added that while it is important to complete dike repairs and also to add water storage south of Lake Okeechobee, there is more to be done. He said they also need projects to clean up the water before it goes into the lake. Ofcials from Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Clewiston also stressed the needs for jobs in the area, and asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make sure local residents have a chance to be hired for the two projects. They offered to make sure the local workforce has the needed training. We need to train people in Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties in order to be able to work in these projects, agreed Congressman Hastings. Sen. Nelson, who also stopped in Fort Myers and Stuart on Thursday, said he was pleased to see rsthand that the algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee is not as bad as it has been depicted in the media. As I ew over the lake, I was glad to see there was not algae in 80 percent of the lake, as I was led to believe, Sen. Nelson noted. FUNDINGContinued From Page 1 Cyanobacteria in water column, not on lakes surface By Katrina ElskenINI Florida The good news: The surface of Lake Okeechobee is NOT covered in blue-green algae, toxic or otherwise. The bad news: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is a large concentration of cy anobacteria (sometimes called blue-green algae) in the lake. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, some of the samples taken from areas along the shore where winds pushed algae and cy anobacteria into clumps along the shoreline have shown low levels of toxins. What happens next: According to the scientists who study algae worldwide, there is no way to tell, at this point, what will hap pen as the summer heat continues. The NOAA image of the lake from Monday, July 2, shows varying concentrations of cyanobacteria in about 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. The NOAA imagery does not indicate what kind of cyanobacteria is pres ent. There are thousands of types of cyano bacteria, although only about a dozen have been documented in Lake Okeechobee. Some not all of the types of cyano bacteria known to live in the lake can pro duce toxins under certain conditions. How ever, even cyanobacteria that can produce toxins does not always do so. This widely publicized NOAA image confused some who saw it. Sen. Bill Nelson, who ew over the lake on July 5, said he was pleasantly surprised that he did not see a massive bloom on the surface of the lake. As I ew over the lake, I was glad to see there was not algae on the 80 percent of the lake I was led to believe, he said. Boaters who were out on the lake over the past week also reported they did not see algae.Anglers continue to give the lake good reports for shing this summer. No algae was visible from the north shore at the Clif Betts Jr. Lakeside Recreation Area (aka Lock 7) last week. From the bridge at Port Mayaca, no algae was visible on the surface of the vast expanse of Lake Okeechobee. No algae could be seen near Torry Island, where Sen. Nelson and Congressman Alcee Hastings held a press conference on July 5. An algal bloom was reported on the surface at the Pahokee marina. FDEP sampled a bloom at the Port Mayaca Lock on July 2. Dr. Edward Phlips, a professor with the University of Floridas Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, said the casual observer may not even notice the bloom. Massive blooms dont always start at the surface, he explained. It can be in the water column. Cyanobacteria have gas vesicles that act as buoyancy control devices. The vesicles can be expanded and lled with gas, causing the cyanobacteria to oat on the surface, or deated, which causes the cyanobacteria to descend into the water column. Just because you dont see it doesnt mean theres nothing going on, he said. The NOAA image does not show what the human eye sees. Its computer-generated imagery using data the satellite collects to locate concentrations of cyanobacteria in the water. Different colors on the imagery show areas of varying cyanobacteria concentration. The NOAA image does not show how many different types of cyanobacteria are present, or which types of cyanobacteria are present. They also do not show whether toxins are present. Oceanographer Michelle Tomlinson of the NOAA National Ocean Service explained they have been monitoring satellite photos of the lake since the start of June. The algorithm we develop ed for the imagery is showing cyanobacteria blooms, she explained. So it is separating out the cyano bacteria from any other background algae in the lake. There may be some non-harmful phytoplankton mixed in there, but what you are seeing is the concentration of the cyano bacteria. Oceanographer Rick Stumpf with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, explained: The satellite can see high concentrations of the bloom when it is not forming a dense scum, and scum is the only thing we easily see from an airplane. When winds are light or calm, the cy anobacteria that makes the algae bloom tends to oat up in the day, and sinks late day and at night. Calm weather, in the early to mid-day usually leads to scum. When winds pickup they tend to mix the bloom through the water so that less of it is at the surface, so it is not so apparent. He explained that NOAA also uses differ ent wavelengths of light, including red and near-infrared, that the satellite detects that cant be seen with the human eye. On June 25, a sample taken at the Port Mayaca Locks had 2.2 micrograms per liter. That same day, a sample taken at the Moore Haven Lock had 3.3 micrograms per liter. On July 2, a sample taken from a surface bloom on the lake near Port Mayaca had 1.9 micro grams per liter of microcystin. Test results on samples collected by FDEP on July 5 are not yet available. The World Health Organization considers levels below 10 micrograms per liter to be safe for recreational contact. Dr. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and a professor at the University of Florida, said that even in a small pond, toxin levels may vary from one area of a cyanobac terial bloom to another. In a large ecosystem such as Lake Okeechobee, sometimes the cyanobacteria wont produce toxins at all, he explained. INI Florida/Katrina Elsken Senator Bill Nelson (center) was greeted by Tammy Jackkson-Moore of Guard ians of the Glades (left) and Janet Taylor of Glades Lives Matter at the Torry Island marina on July 5.
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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 Glades Pioneer Parks football eld, stadium to get makeover School Police Department receives full accreditation By Chris Felker The Sun A groundbreaking took place Wednes day morning at Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade for the renovation of the existing foot ball stadium and eld there which, when completed, will be called the Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park. The Orange Bowl Committee and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department are partners in the refurbish ment of the stadium. Renovations are to include a synthetic-turf eld and associated maintenance; an electronic scoreboard; an entry monument sign; fencing, walkways and other signage. The much-needed renovation of Glades Pioneer Park furthers the countys commit ment to youth enrichment and sports and athletic programming and facilities, ac cording to a news release from the county parks department. The park is located at 866 State Road 715 in Belle Glade. Special to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) has approved full reaccreditation for the School District of Palm Beach County School Police Department. This is the sixth time that the school police department has received accreditation since 2003. Accreditation, a highly-prized recogni tion of law enforcement professional ex cellence, certies that the departments policies and procedures, management, op erations, and support services are in com pliance with CFA standards. The school po lice department received accreditation with no conditions. School police must comply with approx imately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. The accreditation process, led by Ac creditation Manager Detective Ken Clark and School Police Project Facilitator Jenni fer Garson, began in April and included onsite assessment of written materials, ofce visits, review of site compliance, interviews with agency members review of public comment accessed by CFA for approval. Accreditation must be re-evaluated every three years. A copy of the standards is available through the CFA website at http://www.ac creditation.org/standards.htm Belle Glade Library Happenings Art Lab: Salt Dough Handprints: Squish, knead, mold, paint and create salt dough handprints on Saturday, July 14, at 10:15 a.m. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (45 minutes) Video Game Bonanza: Bring a friend for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games on Satur day, July 14, at 2 p.m. Participants can bring in their controllers to join the fun. Snacks provided. Ages 7 and up. (2 hours) Cardboard Car: Lightning McQueen & Tow Mater: Team up with your child to trans form cardboard boxes into cool, kid-friendly Disney cars on Monday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. Supplies provided. All ages. Space is limited. (2 hours) Minecraft Hour of Code: Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Design and program you own version of Minecraft on Wednes day, July 18, at 2 p.m.. Ages 7 and up. Space is limited. (60 minutes) Online learning: Driving-Tests.org: Ace the DMV permit test! Access car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests and a driv ers handbook for Florida. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (60 minutes) The Belle Glade Branch Library is located at 725 NW 4th S. in Belle Glade. For informa tion, call 561-996-3453. Sun Spots C4OPE forum set July 12 Project 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. Meetings are free and open to the public with advance reservations by visiting www.hanleyfoundation.org/project-c4ope/ or call 561-268-2357. Back 2 School Bash The City of South Bay invites the public to Clive Walford Day Kids Fest and second annual Neighborhood BBQ on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road in South Bay. The event features a 3-on-3 Tournament, prizes, shirt and backpack giveaways, au tograph signing, health screenings, haircuts and free food. Proof of residency required for South Bay residents. For information, call 561-996-6751. Share your talent Teens and adults can share their talents with the community on Wednesday, July 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee Each participant will have ve minutes to sing, play an instrument, read a poem or short story, etc. Preregister by July 20. For in formation, call 561-924-5928 or email kent email@example.com Quantum deadline July 27 The Quantum Foundation is now taking applications for its Quantum in the Com munity program where the organization will give away $750,000 to grass-roots char ities in Palm Beach County, including Belle Glade, which provide basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and transportation to the countys most vulnerable residents. The application deadline is Friday, July 27, at 5 p.m., and the money will be given away at a celebratory breakfast in the fall. Raise put off for city manager By Chris Felker The Sun Pahokee city commissioners had a long discussion about the contract with their city manager, Chandler Williamson, during their regular meeting Tuesday night but failed to reach any agreement except on tabling fur ther discussion until their next scheduled regular meeting, on Tuesday, July 24. A resolution to amend the contract was a last-minute addition. A citizen rose to question what change the city manager was seeking. The ... largest change is an increase in his salary from $118,000 to $138,000, City Attorney Gary Brandenburg explained. Thats a 17 percent increase, and several commissioners expressed misgivings about such a large raise, with the mayor saying he thought the commission should make a counteroffer.
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2018 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 Rotary Club holds annual awards and installation Special to The Sun PAHOKEE The Pahokee Rotary Club held its annual awards and installation gath ering on Thursday, June 28, at the First Unit ed Methodist Church in Pahokee. Pahokee Rotary Club President Elizabeth Cayson shared with the club all of the major accomplishments for the past year, including receiving the Rotary District 6930 Vocation al Award. Some of the years accomplish ments included sending four Pahokee High School students tothe Rotary Youth Leader ship Awards (RYLA) youth camp, provided two scholarships to seniors at Pahokee High School, hosted the annual Community Fish ing Tournament; and, nancial contributions were made to the Florida Community Health Centers Community Baby Shower event, Alz heimers Research, Rotary Foundation and a joint Global Project in Mexico. President Elizabeth Cayson is employed by the Childrens Services Council of PBC, and had recently returned from attending the Rotary International Convention in To ronto, Ontario, in time to participate in Rota rys Awards Ceremony and Installation. She expressed her sincere support to the club members and ofcers, for their unwavering support during her tenure as club president. The Rotary Club recognized several Rota ry members and community leaders for their outstanding support provided to the club. The following awards were presented: Corey Miller, dedicated service for club fundraising efforts; Mike Garcia, dedicated service for his commitment and dedication to the Commu nity Fishing Tournament; and Kay Brand, Ro tary International Presidential Challenge Tree of Life award. Rotarian of the Year award, which is the highest award given by Rotary Clubs, was presented to Capt. Ed Luty. In ad dition, the Rotary Club recognized key com munity leaders for their ongoing support. The Community Service awards were presented to Enid Cochran from Pahokee High School for her support with RYLA; Mayor Melissa McKinlay, Community Service Award, for her commitment to Pahokee during hurricane season; and Bridges at Pahokee for their on going support to Rotary community projects. Assistant District Governor/Rotarian Barnie Walker presided over the installation of of cers for the following members who will serve as incoming ofcers for the coming year 2018-2019: Kay Brand as club president, Donia Roberts as vice president, Mike Garcia as treasurer, Capt. Ed Luty as secretary, and Liz Cayson as past president. After installa tion of ofcers was performed, President Kay Brand presented Rotarian Elizabeth Cayson with the Presidents Award for her service as Rotary Club president. To learn more about the Rotary, visit rotary.org. Follow the Rotary on Facebook: Pahokee Rotary Club; or speak with one of the ofcers. They are always looking for dedicated business and commu nity leaders committed to Rotarys motto and willing to serve others. Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo President Elizabeth Cayson and Kay Brand. Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo President Elizabeth Cayson with Ro tarian Corey Miller. Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo Rotarians: Capt. Ed Luty, Donia Roberts, Mike Garcia, Kay Brand and Barnie Walker.
July12, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 John M. Potter, 83 UMATILLA John M. Potter passed away on June 17, 2018. He was born in West Palm Beach and spent his working career in the practice of law. He had his own private practice and also rep resented the Glades County School Board for the period of 28 years. He was a mem ber of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Eustis. John will be deeply missed by his wife, Monika of 28 years as well as his children, John Potter II of West Palm Beach, Jennifer Hoban of Mount Dora, David (Cynthia) Potter of Clewiston, and Kimberley (Matthew) Brown of Houston, Texas; his step children, Barbara A. (Hal M) Groves of Clermont, Linda May Creson of Montverde and Aren Chris (Laura Rose) Fortmueller of Ocoee; John also leaves 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In lieu of owers please direct memorials to Cornerstone Hospice 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 4317 Mary Street, Eustis, FL 32726. Memorial services will be held in St Thomas Episcopal Church of Eustis, the data and time will be posted here. Lorena Gay Tina SmithCLEWISTON Lorena Gay Tina Smith, born on March 12,1958 in Parsons, W.Va., passed from this world to go home to her Savior Jesus on July 5, 2018 in Clewiston. She loved Clewiston and believed it to be the sweetest of towns. She worked in publish ing and most recently as a website builder, homemaker, and served in several capacities at her local church. She had a way of spreading sunshine into the many lives she touched. Her surviving family includes her husband, Rev. Jeffrey Smith; daughter, Deanna R. Morgan, husband Gerald; mother, Mary J. Powers; dad, Donald; father, the late Donald G. Nestor, spouse Marlayne; siblings, Donnie, Loralee, Kim, Deb, Linda, Mark, Cathy, Angie, Valerie, Nikki and the late James, her beloved grandchildren include: Joshua, Nathan, Austin, Megan and great grandchildren. She also leaves behind other great family members and wonderful friends. We will miss her very much but am excited for her as she entered into her new home, not built with human hands (2nd Corinthians 5:1) but built by God above. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Clewiston and/or The American Cancer Society in her name. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, 331 W. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Roger Nathaniel Walker, Sr., 76 CLEWISTON Roger Nathaniel Walk er, Sr. was born on May 25, 1942 in Miami, Fla. and passed away on July 3, 2018. Roger is preceded in death by his rst wife of 50 years, Sandra Jo Buckner; father and mother, Aubrey Odes Walker and Mallie Fay Walker Thomas; his brother, Aubrey Odes Walker, Jr.; and sisters, Helen Louise Forguson, Quinon Corrine Walker, Dorothy Estelle Walker, and Donna Faye Walker. He is survived by his wife, Lois Ayers Walk er; three children, Sherry Parantha (husband Reko), Pete Walker ( wife Reagan), and Wade Walker; four grandchildren, Ryan Walker, Hallie Walker, Brandon Toulis and Abbey Joe Parantha. Roger graduated from Belle Glade High School in 1961 and married his rst love, Sandra Jo Buckner, in May 1963. He was a loving husband, a devoted father, and most notably, an adoring grandfather. Lovingly referred to as Rog, he was a generous friend and erce protector of his family. He was a strong man with a soft heart. He bled John Deere green and gold during the work week and Florida Gator orange and blue on Saturdays! Go Gators! Roger remarried almost one year ago to an angel on earth, Lois Ayers of Palm City, Fla. His presence on earth will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends on Saturday July 7th from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church-Clewiston. Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Steve Weeks ofciating. Thank you to the Glades community for your prayers and support. In Lieu of owers, the family requests donations to be made to the Walker/Kaki Scholarship Fund. The scholarship dollars are awarded annually to Clewiston High School graduating seniors with special learning needs. Donations may be mailed to c/o Reko Parantha at 207 Sandy Circle, LaBelle, FL 33935 or dropped off at any K&M Drugs location. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Hanley Foundation announces new director of education Special to The Sun Hanley Foundation, a statewide leader in substance use disorder prevention, edu cation, and advocacy for access to quality treatment, has announced Barbara Shafer as its Director of Education. In this newly-created position, Shafer will be responsible for designing and facilitating new education initiatives and identifying funding streams. She is currently leading weekly forums throughout Palm Beach County for the Foundations Project C4OPE, a program designed to connect families who share the experience of a loved one who has died of opioid overdose, survived an overdose, or are at high risk for overdose. Palm Beach County leads the state in opioid-related overdose deaths, with more than 600 recorded in 2017 alone and more than 5,000 total opioid overdoses recorded in 2016. Hanley Foundation has partnered with Palm Beach County and the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network on Proj ect C4OPE. Ms. Shafer, of Jupiter, spent 30 years in marketing and publishing before joining Hanley Foundation, and has a personal con nection to her work. In 2015, her daughter Alison died from opioid addiction-related causes. As a mother, all you want to do is care for your children and not see them suffer, said Ms. Shafer. But I learned through my experience that not only is it OK to continue to love someone struggling with addiction or who has overdosed, its also important family and friends care for themselves, too. At Hanley Foundation, we understand family and friends often feel judged or inad equate because they could not prevent their loved ones overdose. I am proud to be working on Project C4OPE and am looking forward to imple menting new education programs to en hance the Foundations mission. Jan Cairnes, CEO of Hanley Foundation, said Ms. Shafers new role will help the Foundation offer more and varied educa tional programming, which is a priority of its mission. This position, and Barbaras extensive background as a skilled communications executive, give us many opportunities to reach new audiences and engage more ar eas of our community to help prevent addic tion before it starts and to assist those who are struggling themselves, or love someone with a substance use disorder, said Cairnes. Barbara is a talented addition to our team, and her own experience makes her uniquely qualied to speak to families strug gling in the addiction crisis. Ms. Shafer received her bachelors de gree in communications from the University of Dayton. She has participated in numerous local community organizations as well as volun teering her time to philanthropic efforts for students through the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) and is an ambassador for ALwayS for ALS, Inc. She participated in the HGTC Addiction Lecture Series in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2016 and has now made it her mission to bring hope to those families and individuals who have been affected by addiction and/or have lost children to addiction. Through the end of September, Shafer will be leading the Project C4OPE forums each Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the following locations: Glades Region: second Thursday of each month (July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13) Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade North County: rst Thursday of each month (July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6) Beach House Center for Recovery, 13321 U.S. 1, Juno Beach South County: third Thursday of each month (July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20) Guard ian Recovery Network, 3333 S. Congress Ave., Suite 402, Delray Beach Central County: fourth Thursday of each month (June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27) Hanley Center at Origins, 933 45th St., West Palm Beach For more information about Project C4OPE, please visit www.hanleyfoundation. org/project-c4ope/ or call 561-268-2357. Barbara Shafer, Director of Education Obituaries Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Public Notice HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Clewiston, Florida Notice to Public The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will be conducting a Strategic Planning Meeting on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Clewiston County Club beginning at 6:00 pm. 273578 CN 7/12/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/23/2018 10:00 a.m. at 600 E. SUGARLAND HWY Clewiston, FL 33440-3213, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CLEW ISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE reserves the right to accept 2006 CHEV 1G1WB58K169394736 1995 TOYT 1NXAE04B7S2324782 1996 NISS 1N4AB41D0TC700617 273503 CN 7/12/2018 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, July 20th, 2018 At 9:00 am at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, FloridaProperty of: Cynthia Moreno: Washer & Dryer, Livingroom Suite, Microwave, Bedroom Suite, Boxes, Bins, Toys. Property of: Quashell Mc Donald: A/C, Desk Chair, 2 bikes Miscellaneous Boxes and Bings. 272421 SUN 7/12,19/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 22-2018-CP-000025 IN RE: The Estate of PATRICIA MARY CARROLL A/K/A PATRICIA M. CARROLL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of PATRICIA MARY CARROLL A/K/A PATRICIA M. 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
July 12, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 18-CA-347TAMMIE GARZA Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO MURILLO MARTINEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE/PROPERTY TO: Pedro Murillo Martinez Current address unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title on the following property in Lee County, Florida: Lot 4, Block 2150, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 4, according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 86 through 102, inclusive, of the Public Records of 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 Jacqueline J. Perefrin, Esq. of Peregrin Law Firm, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6621 Willow Park Drive, Suite 1, Naples, Florida 34109, on or before July 20, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED o n June 14, 2018. Clerk of the Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk PEREGRIN LAW FIRM, P.A. Jacqueline J. Peregrin, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0085264 6621 Willow Park Drive, Suite 1 Naples, Florida 34109 (239) 349-2628 or Fax (239) 631-2304 273497 CN 7/12,19,26;8/2/2018 HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING CHANGETHE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION BOARD WILL HENCEFORTH CONDUCT ITS REGULAR RECREATION BOARD MEETINGS ON THE 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. THE MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M. AND ARE HELD AT THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION OFFICE, 310 COWBOY WAY, LA BELLE, FLORIDA. MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL MEETINGS OR BOARD MEETINGS OTHER THAN THE ABOVE, AS WELL AS CANCELLATIONS OF REGULAR MEETINGS AND MEETING LOCATION CHANGES, ARE POSTED ON THE RECREATION BOARD WEBSITE AND ADVERTISED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH A 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT MATTERS MAY BE DISCUSSED AT A MEETING WHICH ARE NOT ON THE PREPARED AGENDA FOR THE MEETING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING A RECREATION BOARD MEET ING, PLEASE CALL THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION OFFICE AT (863) 675-5347. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WILL REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE AT A MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION AT (863) 675-5347; HEARING IM PAIRED: FLORIDA RELAY 7-1-1; OR E-MAIL LILLY.HART@HENDRYFLA.NET. THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOY ER. SI NECESITA LA ASSISTENCIA DE UN INTERPRETE QUE HABLE ESPANOL PARA PARTICIPAR UN ESTA REUNION, POR FAVOR PONGASE EN CONTACTO CON RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ AL (863) 675-5347. 265310 CN/CB 6/21;7/12/2018 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 22015CA000017XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007AHL2, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AHL2, Plaintiff, V. DILLANA RANDANT; JAMES DAVID RANDANT; RONALD LEWIS LEE; SHA RON C. LEE; and UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN-pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 22, 2018 and an Order Resetting Sale dated June 18, 2018 and entered in Case No. 222015CA000017XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-AHL2, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AHL2 is Plaintiff and DILLANA RANDANT; JAMES DA VID RANDANT; RONALD LEWIS LEE; SHARON C. LEE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. l; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMlNG INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO TIIlS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, 11:00 a.m., on August 23, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 114 OF SAID SECTION 23 AND RUN NORTH 00WEST 112.63 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED THENCE NORTH 89WEST, PARALLEL TO THE EAST-WEST QUARTER SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 2439,49 FEET THENCE NORTH 0007 WEST PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; A DISTANCE OF 375.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST PARALLEL TO SAID EAST-WEST QUARTER OF SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2439.49 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 375.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID EAST-WEST QUARTER OF SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2439.49 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 375.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN Ilffi PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER TIIB SALE. 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 Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Moore Haven, Florida, on June 26th, 2018. Sandra Brown, As Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tami Simmons, Deputy Clerk 271994 GCD 7/12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 18-CA-131 U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR MID-STATE TRUST VII, Plaintiff, -vsHAROLD M. JOHNSON, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TO: GLORIA KORNEGAY Whose Residence is Unknown Whose Last Known Mailing Address is: 190 SW 16th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430; 190 N. State Rd 715 Lot 209, Belle Glade, FL 33430; 220 Blessed Lane Blakely, GA 39823 UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF MARY L. JOHNSON, DECEASED AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY AND THROUGH, UNDER, AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT MARY L.. JOHNSON Whose Residence is Unknown Whose Last Known Mailing Address is: 703 Harlem Academy Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 8, BLOCK C, SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 98 & 99 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses, if any, to it on GEORGI ANGELOV, Esquire, of Gibbons Neuman, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 3321 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609, within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this notice, or before August 10, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before serviceon Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 2nd day of July, 2018. Christine Pratt CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose office is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5374, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 272948 CN 7/12,19/2018 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 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF QUALIFYING PERIOD FOR CANDIDATES FOR SEATS #1 AND #5 OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Notice is hereby given that the Central County Water Control District (the District) seeks qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Supervisors (the Board). The District has two Seats up for election: Seats #1 and 5. Each Seat carries a four-year term of office. Elections are nonpartisan and will occur at the annual Landowners Meeting, in October 2018. If selected, members of the Board must submit standard financial disclosures and other information as required by Florida Statutes to the Florida Department of Elections and Hendry County Supervisor of Elections. Qualified candidates for Seats #1 and 5 of the District Board of Supervisors (the Board) wishing to have their names appear on the printed ballot should deliver written notice of their intent to run for election to the District Office, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33470. Said notice shall include the name of the candidate, the seat that the candidate is running for election to, and contact information, including the address of any land in the District that is owned by the candidate, and telephone number. The District Office will receive candidates notice of intent to run from NINE OCLOCK A.M. on JULY 16, 2018 until NOON on AUGUST 17, 2018, at which time the qualifying period shall close. Interested parties should contact the District at (863) 983-5797 PRIOR to August 17, 2018 for additional information. 272949 CN 7/12,19/2018 FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000910 STA 5 Hauling, Hendry County, FloridaThe Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 p.m. opening time on August 14, 2018, for removal and hauling from STA 5, located in Hendry County, Florida. This project involves hauling of approximately 2 million yards of material from STA 5 which includes Section 2-A approximately 342 acres and Section 3-A approximately 383 acres. All excess material will be transported to existing C-139 basin. REQUEST All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling 561-682-2510 or 561-682-2680, or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our website www.sfwmd.gov. 273670GCD 7/12/2018 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000910 STA 5 Hauling, Hendry County, FloridaThe Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 p.m. opening time on August 14, 2018, for removal and hauling from STA 5, located in Hendry County, Florida. This project involves hauling of approximately 2 million yards of material from STA 5 which includes Section 2-A approximately 342 acres and Section 3-A approximately 383 acres. All excess material will be transported to existing C-139 basin. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling 561-682-2510 or 561-682-2680, or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our website www.sfwmd.gov. 273668 CN 7/12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICEThe Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), announces a regularly scheduled meeting of the Local Coordinating Board (LCB) for the Transportation Disadvantaged program serving Glades and Hendry Counties, to which all persons are invited. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Glades County Health Department conference room, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471. For a copy of the agenda, additional information, or assistance with transportation to the meeting, please contact Marybeth Soderstrom by calling 863-534-7130, ext. 134 or visit www.heartlandregionaltpo.org. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, income, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the HRTPO Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Marybeth Soderstrom, 863-534-7130, extension 134 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least three business days prior to the event. 272951 CN 7/12/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 22-2018-CP-000025 IN RE: The Estate of PATRICIA MARY CARROLL A/K/A PATRICIA M. CARROLL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of PATRICIA MARY CARROLL A/K/A PATRICIA M. 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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail: warrenbrams@ bramslaw.onmicrosoft.com 271452 CN 7/5,12/2018 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com
8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 12, 2018 $11.5 Million ways to say THANK YOU. Far m Cr edit is the only agricultural lender that gives you money back for becoming a member This year Far m Cr edit of Florida r etur ned $11.5 Mil l ion in cash back to our borr ower thr ough dividend payments. W est Palm Beach: 800-432-4156 Far mCr editFL.com Youth Football/Cheer registration deadline looms its July 15Special to The Sun SOUTH BAY Kings Tutoring & Mentoring Foundation Inc. has teamed up with a few former coaches of South Bay Youth Football and a few coaches from Belle Glade to work together to bring back Youth Football/Cheer in the City of South Bay after 18 years. The youth league consist of children ages 5-14, who are a part of the Treasure Coast Pop Warner League. All participants who have not submitted the following items should do so as soon as possible so they can be added to the roster: Physical examination Participants form with both parent and childs signatures Report cards both sides copied Insurance cards/parents ID Registration fees July 15 is the last day for registration. Registrations are held Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Corner Field of Northwest 10th Ave. in South Bay (across from South Bay Market). For information, call Ms. King at 561-4493793. All Belle Glade participants, please con tact either coach Theo Jueboy or Marquis Butts to conrm pick-up location and time through Facebook. Lohmann elected chair of Health Care District BoardSpecial to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH At its annual meeting on May 22, the Health Care District of Palm Beach Countys Board of Com missioners elected its new chair man and ofcers. In a unanimous vote, the board elected its vice chairman, Brian R. Lohmann, to serve as chairman, along with Nancy C. Banner as vice chairwoman and Sean OBannon as secretary.The Palm Beach County Co mmis sion appointed Mr. Lohmann to the Health Care District Board in September 2011 to represent the rural, western part of Palm Beach County known as the Glades. Mr. Lohmann, who was reappointed for a second four-year term in 2016, also heads the districts Finance Committee. I am honored to serve as chair of the Health Care District Board, said Mr. Lohmann. Expanding ac cess to quality health care in this county is a priority, especially for the underserved. I am proud of the health care districts 30-year leg acy of providing diverse, safety-net programs that keep our community healthy. A native Floridian, Mr. Lohmann lives in Belle Glade, where he is vice president, chief nancial ofcer and general manager of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, which he joined in 2008. Prior to that, he spent three years with Pio neer Growers Cooperative and previously was the owner of B.R. Lohmann Inc. He holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Mr. Lohmann succeeds Philip H. Ward III as chairman. Mr. Ward is president and managing partner of Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law rm that he co-founded in 1987. Gov. Rick Scott appointed both Mr. Ward and Ms. Banner to the Health Care District Board in 2011 and reappointed them in 2016. Ms. Banner has been a real estate attorney with Nancy C. Banner PA since 2004. Mr. OBannon, a retired veteran re administrator with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, was appointed by the county commission in 2016. Also serving on the seven-member board are Alina M. Alonso, M.D., director of the Florida Department of Health for Palm Beach County; Leslie B. Daniels; and Cory Neering, a West Palm Beach city commissioner.Lakeside also has new board ofcersThe Lakeside Health Advisory Board, which guides Lakeside Medical Center, the Health Care Districts acute-care teaching hospital in the Glades, also elected new ofcers. At its May 1 meeting, the Rev. Robert L. Rease was elected to serve as chairman. Sandra Chamblee was re-elected as vice chairwoman, and Mary Weeks, R.N., was re-elected as secretary. Also serving on the Lakeside Health Advisory Board are Donia Roberts, Dr. Alina M. Alonso, Julie Hale and Angela K. Pope. Outgoing board member Gilberto Alvarez will be recognized at a future board meeting for his eight years of dedicated service. About the Health Care District: The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides primary medical care and dental services for adults and children at the C.L. Brum back Primary Care Clinics; health coverage programs for eligible uninsured residents; a pharmacy operation; a nationally recognized trauma system; registered nurses in near ly 170 public schools; short and long-term skilled nursing at the ve-star-rated Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riviera Beach; and acute care at its teach ing hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, which is accredited by The Joint Commission and serves the rural Glades communities. Special to The Sun/Courtesy photoThe Health Care District of Palm Beach Countys Board of Commissioners elected Brian R. Lohmann to serve as its new chairman.