The Cohen Chiropractic Group, PA241 S.E. 1 st St. Belle Glade, FL (Behind CVS) 561-996-9936 GladesInjuryCenter.comBACK PAIN? NECK PAIN? ACCIDENTS? 14.54 feetLast Year: 13.27 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Tammy Jackson-Moore accepted into LPBC Engage Program ... Page 12 Nitrogen from the air helps fuel blue-green algae ... Page 2 Gove Elementary School News ... Page 6 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. bellegladesun.com Thursday, August 16, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 33 50 Sugar farmers push back on attacks from media ... Page 8 By Antorris WilliamsSpecial to The Sun Age-appropriate music and the vibrant sound of cheers and highves from Of ce Depot ambassadors lled the cafeteria of Belle Glade Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Students and teachers were recognized by Boca Raton-based company Of ce Depot under its Start Proud! initiative, which donates school supplies to selected schools throughout the nation. The Start Proud! Assembly was staged at Belle Glade Elementary to give back to the community by donating new backpacks lled with essentials to help students start the school year off con dent, prepared and proud. The students also went home with $20 Of ce Depot gift cards to assist their parents and guardians with other school supply-relatOf ce Depot helps kids with supplies Special to The Sun/ Antorris WilliamsThe backpacks await, lined up on tables, as students gather for the assembly in the Belle Glade Elementary School gym. By Chris FelkerThe Sun PAHOKEE The City Commission met Tuesday night and acknowledged receipt of a new, additional $990,000 state grant for improvements at the Pahokee Marina & Campground park along Lake Okeechobee. Regular viewers of the citys YouTube channel where the meetings are broadcast missed out on the commissioners actions, however, due to a lightning strike sometime Monday evening that knocked out power to the building near the tail end of a commission budget workshop. We had a budget meeting Monday night and we lost power while we were there, and then of course we left, said City Manager Chandler Williamson, and ... our I.T. guy is pretty sure that lightning hit the building afterward, which shorted out a lot of the electrical stuff that was in there, including the system that was left up and running. The city just purchased its state-of-theart sound and video-recording system to broadcast commission meetings in the fall of 2017. He added that repairs are under way. The nearly $1 million marina grant from the City gets another $1 million grant for marina Special to The Sun PAHOKEE Pahokee Middle Senior High School (PMSHS) started the year at full volume, sending its new and experienced band students to the Hope Symphony Summer Band Camp at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Summer Band Camp is a comprehensive ve-day summer band camp that provides a high-quality college experience for approximately 45 elementary and midPMSHS band camp hits sweet high note See PMSHS Page 4 See MARINA Page 4 See KIDS Page 4
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 16, 2018 By Katrina ElskenINI Florida Tests by the University of Florida show the cyanobacteria bloom in the lake has changed. At the start of the summer, the dominant type was a species of Microcystis, accord ing to Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (FDEP) tests. In late July, the Mi crocystis bloom appeared to die off. A new bloom that has grown in size in August is a different type of cyanobacteria. Changes in the cyanobacteria in Lake Okeechobee have been tracked this sum mer by the National Oceanic and Atmo spheric Administra tion using satellite imagery to detect cyanobacteria in the water column. The NOAA imagery cannot determine what kind of cyanobacteria is present. The Aug. 10 image showed cyanobacteria in about 38 percent of Lake Okeechobee, according to satellite oceanographer Dr. Sachi Mishra of NOAA. Most of the cyanobacteria was in the northeast quadrant of the lake according to the Aug. 10 image. Cyanobacteria, commonly called bluegreen algae although it is not technically algae, was detected in 90 percent of the lake in July, then dissipated to about 10 percent of the big lake, according to the NOAA imagery. The most recent imagery shows the cyano bacteria concentrations in about 38 percent of the lake. The cyanobacteria in the NOAA imagery may not be visible on the water surface, according to Dr. Mishra. It could be in the water column. The satellite can detect cyanobacteria that may not be visible to the human eye. On Aug. 7, Dr. Dail Laughinghouse, an assistant professor of applied phycology at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, collected water samples from Lake Okeechobee. He found the samples of blue-green algae included three species of Microcystis, which dominated the bloom that started in June, and six species of Anabaena. Dr. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant, said the original bloom that started in June appeared to dissipate before another bloom resurged on Lake Okeechobee. We use the word resurging because two weeks ago the bloom appeared to be dissipating perhaps due to weather conditions or because the algae ran out of dissolved nitrogen in the lake water. We speculated that the bloom might reemerge and be dominated by a species, like Anabaena, that could obtain the nitrogen it needs to grow from the atmosphere. The last update conrmed that this predicted change in the kind of algae did happen, and this latest image indicates that the bloom is steadily growing in size, Dr. Havens wrote on the Florida Sea Grant website on Aug. 11. According to Dr. Havens, it is impossible to say how long the bloom will persist, because it is controlled in part by wind, rain and cloud cover, which are unpredictable. However, the bloom now includes Anabae na, a species that can obtain, or x, the ni trogen it needs from the atmosphere. With continued sunny days, warm water, abun dant phosphorus from the lake sediments and an unlimited source of nitrogen from the atmosphere, this bloom has the ingredi ents it needs to grow. This is different from the original bloom of Microcystis, which needed nitrogen from the lake water. Dr. Havens noted that the releases from the lake to the coastal estuaries may or may not have seeded blue-green algae blooms in those waterways. Finding the same kind of blue-green al gae dominating the blooms in the lake and in one of the estuaries neither conrms nor negates a physical connection, he wrote. Microcystis is a common bloom-former in lakes across the United States, Europe and Asia. Most of the water and the nutrient load that goes in the St. Lucie and Calo osahatchee estuaries comes from the local watersheds, not from Lake Okeechobee, he noted. On average, 60 percent of the total fresh water going into both the St. Lucie and Ca loosahatchee estuaries originates from the local watersheds, and 40 percent originates from Lake Okeechobee, Dr. Havens wrote. 800.763.2114S t Lic #CMC O54668Refrigeration ~ AC ~ Ice MachinesServing the Lake Okeechobee Region Since 1929 CarrierJim and Monica McCarthy Clark Nitrogen from the air helps fuel blue-green algae The Aug. 10 NOAA image showed cyanobacteria in about 38 percent of Lake Okeechobee.
August 16, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 By Fernando Lopez, Ed.D., Programs director South Bay Correctional & Rehabilitation Facility This past spring, six residents from South Bay Correctional & Rehabilitation Facility (SBCRF) participated in an adult essay writing contest presented by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. The purpose was to showcase the writing skills and talents of students enrolled in adult education programs. The topic of the essay was to write a letter to your younger self. Hundreds of essays throughout South Florida were submitted for a chance to be showcased at the annual reception held in the Hilton Palm Beach Airport in April. Of the 80 awards distributed that evening, six were given to students from SBCRF it was a rst for correctional education as well as the institution. Cherry Doctor, ABE Instructor for SBCRF, was present at the ceremony and accepted the six awards on the inmates behalf. The goal for the following year is to double the number of entries and award winners as well. Congratulations to the following winners: Robert Davis, Marcus Gosa, Joseph Kelley, and Aaron Rhone. Honorable Mentions: Kenneth Jones and Dominic Zakery. A special note of recognition goes to Ms. Doctor and her ongoing devotion and dedication in enlightening minds, encouraging students, and engaging in rewarding activities for SBCRF students. The Literacy Coalition is a not-for-prot organization committed to ensuring that every resident of Palm Beach County is able to read by ensuring that individuals who need to improve their literacy skills receive the help they need. The Programs Department of South Bay Correctional & Rehabilitation Facility is ded icated to providing its clients with enhanced in-custody offender rehabilitation program ming integrated with post-release support services. 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To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.Member of Immunization shots offeredThe Department of Health will be offering appointments and accommodating walkins for immunization school shots through Aug. 17 at the C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80 in Belle Glade. For information, call 561-625-5180.Scavenger Hunt set Aug. 18Children, teens and parents are invited to the sixth annual Back to School Scavenger Hunt for all ages on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Loula V. York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee. For information, call 561-924-5928. Preregister. (60 minutes)PATCH meeting is Aug. 21The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at The Glades Initiative, 141 S.E. Ave. C in Belle Glade. The meeting is open to the public.Fair Housing clinic scheduledThe Glades Initiative, 141 S.E. Ave. C in Belle Glade, and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will present a workshop on Fair Housing and Legal Aids Low Income Taxpayer Clinic on Monday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. and Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 561-996-3310, or jzarago email@example.com to RSVP.G.I.R.L. TalkP.r.a.H.I.S invites young ladies to attend G.I.R.L. Talk on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lakeshore Park in Belle Glade under the banyan tree between 11th and 12th Street. Girls will have meaningful discussions, guided from a biblical perspective, on life matters. Sun Spots Writers shine in Literacy Showcase Special to The Sun PALM BEACH COUNTY Crime Stop pers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Errol Thomas, 28, 6 feet 1 inch tall, black, male, 150 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on South Jor dan Boulevard in Pahokee. Thomas is wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear to answer to charges of criminal mischief, petit theft and battery, and violation of probation for charges of domestic battery, violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477), or remain anonymous by downloading the new app Connect & Protect, See Something Say Something for any Apple or Android smartphone. Crime Stoppers Errol Thomas Special to The Sun PALM BEACH COUNTY Early voting for the Aug. 28 primary began on Monday, Aug. 13, and ends Sunday, Aug. 26. All lo cations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Early voting will be available at the Belle Glade Branch Library, located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade. The last day to request a vote by mail ballot for the Aug. 28 primary is Wednesday, Aug. 22. If you would like to request a vote by mail ballot, you may do so by visiting www.pbcelections.org or by calling the Vote by Mail Department at 561-656-6200. The primary election will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 28. On Election Day, voters must vote at their assigned polling location. Polling locations can be found on your voter information card or by visiting www.pbcelections.org and clicking on Where Do I Vote. On Election Day, all polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Ofce at 561-656-6200, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pbcelections.org. Early vote ends Aug. 26 for the Aug. 28 primary The Treasure Coast Food Banks (TCFB) Strike Out Hunger Night will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie as the St. Lucie Mets take on the Tampa Bay Yankees. The St. Lucie Mets players will be wearing custom Strike Out Hunger jerseys, which will be auctioned to support the Treasure Coast Food Banks efforts to ght hunger. TCFB will be holding a food drive at the eld. Anyone donating an item of nonperishable food will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an autographed jersey. Tickets cost $9 for a premium box seat or $8 for general admission; purchase through this link: https://stophunger.org/event/strike-outhunger-2/. The park is located at 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Strike Out Hunger event in Port St. Lucie Special to The Sun The West County Senior Center (WCSC) will offer free oral health examination and oral cancer screening services on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. to seniors 60 and older.Preventative dental services: Oral hygiene instructions Oral prophylaxis Fluoride varnish applications Silver diamine uoride application.Denture services: Denture repair Denture adjustments Denture relines Denture labeling The West County Senior Center is located at 2916 State Road 15 in Belle Glade. For information, call Willie A. Miller II at 561-996-4808 or Melinda Estime at 561-996-4809. WGSC offers dental services for seniors
4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 16, 2018 HENDRY COUNTY AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will conduct a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will take place on August 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the amendment is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The recommendations of the LPA will be made to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The BCC will con sider whether or not it wishes to transmit the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. This hearing will be held on September 11, 2018, at 5:05 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida. NOTE, the County advertised public hearings on this subject on August 2, 2018. The dates for both public hearings have been changed and the location of the second public hearing has changed. Petition Number: CPA18-0003 Applicant: Joe Marlin Hilliard, Trustee of the Joe Marlin Hilliard Revocable Trust dated November 5, 1973; Joe Marlin Hilliard as Trustee of the Marlin W. Hilliard Revocable Trust dated November 5, 1973; Joe Marlin Hilliard, II and Chelsa R. Hilliard; and Bryan R. Hilliard and Shea Hilliard Project size: 904 acres +/Location: 6000, 5800, 5670, 5600, 4640, 4550 and 4520 W. US 27, Clewiston, FL 33440 (Parcel IDs: 1-33-43-10-A00-0001.0000; 1-33-43-10-A00-0002.0000; 1-33-43-10-A00-0005.0000; 1-33-43-10-A00-0006.000; 1-33-43-11-A00-0003.0000; 1-33-43-11-A00-0004.0000; and 1-33-43-11-A00-0005.0000) Request: The applicant is requesting to amend the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map by changing the future land use designation from Agriculture to Multi-Use Development on the subject property. Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, OR DINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, MORE SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING APPROXIMATELY +/904 ACRES OF LAND DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO MULTI-USE DEVEL OPMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the petition and ordinance are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar un esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. ed nancial expenses. Today is so exciting because our school was selected as one of the 10 Start Proud! schools across the nation, Principal Robera Walker said excitedly to students. Ms. Walker served as the mistress of ceremonies for the program and she kept the crowd lively, introduced dignitaries and un veiled over six pallets of school supplies for teachers and their classrooms. Ofce Depot donated more than 1,000 backpacks to the school and 800 additional bags to the Edu cational Foundation of Palm Beach County for students in other municipalities. Ariana Murphy received special recognition as the Ofce Depot All-Star teacher. This recognition awarded incentives and supplies for Ms. Murphy and her classroom. The students were excited to have the support of district ofcials, faculty and staff, along with the Ofce Depot ambassadors. After several motivating speeches and an nouncements, the students begin receiving their backpacks. Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy delivered a motivat ing and encouraging oration to the students. He reminded each young scholar to read daily for 10 minutes or more. He encour aged the young men to always have a rm handshake and look at a person in the eyes when shaking hands and conversing. Dr. Fennoy also encouraged the young ladies to ensure that they are always treated with respect. Also during his speech, he had each grade level stand up and yell, Thank you, Ofce Depot1 to showcase their gratefulness. One of the things I realized is that, by the way you all came in this room, it shows that you were taught well by your teachers, Superintendent Fennoy said. You all deserve this opportunity, so be thankful, he added. KIDSContinued From Page 1 dle school students from PMSHS and Glades Academy. The band director and founder of the camp, Alain Goindoo, better known to the students as Mr. G, said, We created this camp to give our students a crucial head start by providing the highest quality musical instruction through private, small group and large group instruction by the highest quality music directors and undergraduate mentors at Palm Beach Atlantic University at no cost to the students. Mr. G further expressed, The camp is much more than music; its about giving our kids opportunities and placing the idea of going to college in the minds of our students at an early age. Students arrived at camp never having played an instrument and, ve days later, left playing a concert on the nal day. Band camp was made possible through the partnership and the support of the Hope Symphony, The Honda Classic, Palm Beach Atlantic University and the School District of Palm Beach County. PMSHSContinued From Page 1 Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is in addition to a $1.2 million state leg islative appropriation Pahokee accepted last year that is funding its current renovation and repairs project for the marina, docks, restau rant building and campground facilities. The new funding will pay for a linear park with sidewalks, benches, trash receptacles, a con crete restroom building conversion and land scaping, plus a 12by 125-foot shing pier on concrete pilings, structurally connected to the marina. The City of Pahokees grant agreement with the DEO sets an end date for the project of June 30, 2019. It is a cost reimbursement agreement but species that DEO may pro vide grantee an advance of award funds. Timing has been an issue for the marina, campground and restaurant work because the original state appropriation was supposed to have been spent by June 30 of this year, which proved impossible. The rst contractor the city hired allegedly defaulted on its contract and was terminated by the Pahokee City Commission months ago. Not only is the city suing that contractor, Technomarine of North Palm Beach, for $125,000 that had been advanced for the work, but the commission also was forced to pass an emergency ordinance allowing the competitive bidding requirement to be waived due to the time constraint. The state Department of Environmental Protection and DEO, which are in effect overseeing the lakefront project, extended the deadline earlier this year to Aug. 30, a date that Mr. Williamson has said the citys new contractors will be able to meet. The planned pier had been withdrawn from the original plans several months ago, and the project was split into two phases, which are now set to be completed by next June 30. Also Tuesday night, the commission voted to approve on rst reading an ordinance to repeal that emergency suspension of competitive bidding. Mr. Williamson said the repeal ordinance will be altered for its second reading and probably will end the emergency waiver as of Oct. 31. MARINAContinued From Page 1 Special to The Sun/Antorris WilliamsSuperintendent Donald Fennoy and Media Relations Specialist Julie Houston Trieste strike a pose while the Of ce Depot Ambassadors welcome students to the assembly.
August 16, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 Billie Joyce Wiseman BorstA burial of cremains of Billie Joyce Wiseman Borst will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, immediately followed by a celebration of her life held at the Clewiston Inn. There was a funeral director error in last weeks newspaper. Debra A Hughes, 59MOORE HAVEN Debra A Hughes passed away Aug. 10, 2018 in Loxahatchee. She was born Nov. 2, 1958 in Pensacola, to the late George and Julie (Gann) Harris. Survivors include one son, Robert (Jackie) Dunson; two daughters, Leslie Whitehead and Shelley (Matt) Farnam; three brothers, Paul Harris, Steve Harris and Ronnie Harris; two sisters, Carol Whitehead and Donna Dixon; ve grandchildren, Jenna Smith, Kaitlyn Dunson, Chase Dowd, Paisley Farnam and Everley Farnam. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Alvin L. Ward Boat Ramp, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Philip Earnest Mann, 75CLEWISTON Philip Earnest Mann passed away Aug. 13, 2018 at home. Philip was born Mar. 25, 1943 in Light, Ar kansas to Earl and Margaret (Barber) Mann. Mr. Mann mar ried Linda L. Shannon on March 13, 1965 in Brooklyn, Arkansas. He served in the United States Air Force from January 1961January 1965. After he was discharged from the Air Force, he worked for many years as a corrections ofcer for Glades Corrections Institute retiring as a Sergeant. He enjoyed wood working, building items with wood. He just built a display of wood working tools the day before he passed away. He was a member of the PBA. Philip leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Mann of Clewiston; four sons, Tony Mann and wife Suzie, Steve Mann and wife Sheri, Troy Mann, Tracey Mann and wife Lindsey; sister, Barbara Treadway; grandchildren, Heather Issac and husband Ryan, Brandon Mann, Josh Mann and wife Katherine, Trent Mann, Elizabeth Smith, Savannah Mann, Kyle Mann, Elly Mann, Cooper Mann, Colton Mann, Kayci Gillean and husband Ty, Braden Compton, Alexis Diliberto; great grandchildren, Lily Issac, Noah Issac, Gannon Gillean, Sawyer Mann, Sloan Mann, Stella Mann, Liam Bradley, Callen Pitt and Weston Smith. Memorial gathering of family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu neral Home Clewiston Obituaries Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to email@example.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Re ections from the PulpitWhen people arent heard for the wrong reasons; and what to listen forBy The Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston Somehow I was involved with a discussion on oil consumption when on vacation one year and where I disagreed with the people around me. I dont remember all of the details, but I remember someone asking me Where are you from? I replied that it doesnt matter where I am from, the points I was trying to make did not depend on my geography. My answer wasnt satisfying and my comments were dismissed by others in the group. I hung on nevertheless, and continued to make my points. When we ended, nobody had changed their mind and each kept reiterating what was previously said. Other than disagreeing, the dialogues were useless! All too often Ive heard that People from ... are like that or Thats typical of those ... or You can always expect people from ... to think that way. A few years back, one of my colleagues was identi ed as trying to understand immigrants from a Caribbean country in the Church he served and apparently didnt make much headway. When I began ministry there, one parishioner said to me You dont understand us. My reply was Well, you all dont think alike! and I let it go at that. So did the people in the congregation and we got along very well for my tenure there. My parents came from different backgrounds and disagreements were sometimes attributed to the differences. For awhile I dated someone whose parents came from the same country, disagreements being attributed to the fact that they were from different towns! As I began to explore the New Testament, I noted that people were identi ed by their professions or where they came from. Paul writes about Alexander the coppersmith ... (2 Timothy 4:14) and is himself known as a man from Tarsus named Saul (Acts 9:11). In those days there were no last names; people being identi ed by where they were from or what they did. However, it also told something about their backgrounds, beliefs, politics and customs. These were factors that would shape them for their lives too. Jesus Himself had this problem too. He has fed 5,000 people and then goes off by Himself with His disciples (John 6;22-25). The crowds search and nd Him and He tells them I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your ll (6:26). Jesus tells them that He is the Bread of Life; what He will give is more than just nourishment here on earth; declaring I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty (6:35ff). Then those who followed began to grumble (v. 41). Is not this the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know. How can he now say I came down from Heaven? (v. 42). Jesus reiterates that He is the bread that came down from Heaven and calls for belief. The dissenters continue to argue and were divided among themselves; How can this man give us His esh to eat?(v. 52). The ploy is to assail the person and ignore what he is saying; to look for weaknesses in what is being proclaimed; to point out we know him, hes outside of his eld and nd a rationale to dismiss what is being said. Ive been told that it is an effective tactic, even if it has nothing to do with the topic at hand. It was a problem in Jesus day and is still with us. Jesus chose to stay above the fray. His words are still with us and have lasted. I have found that I do better when I listen to what people say rather than worry about where theyre from or what their lineage may be. Jesus lineage didnt bother Him; He made use of it by opening the doors to all of humanity. His mandate was to Go into all of the world... and thats the way that overcomes dismissing others for reasons that dont matter after all. Special to INI FloridaThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board last week awarded a contract to build the nal piece of the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project, the S-191A Pump Station. In cooperation with the other coordinating agencies, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, SFWMDs project will improve the hydrology and water quality of Lake Okeechobee. The Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area in western Martin County is a key component of the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program. It is one of the restoration projects included in the Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan that will improve the quality of water owing into the lake. SFWMD previously constructed 2,700 acres of wetlands in two phases, capable of treating stormwater runoff from the Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough basins owing into Lake Okeechobee. The 1,200-acre rst phase was completed in 2012 and the 1,500-acre second phase will be completed this year. The treatment area uses wetland plants to remove phosphorus from stormwater runoff naturally. The S-191A Pump Station is the last component of the Lakeside Ranch project. Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough basins have the highest phosphorus levels of any incoming watershed into the lake, with average total levels of more than 400 parts per billion (ppb). Phosphorus levels leaving Lakeside Ranch after treatment have been measured as low as 20 ppb. The STA can remove nearly 21 tons of phosphorus each year from the waters feeding the lake. Lakeside Ranch STA contract approved
6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 16, 2018 HENDRY COUNTY AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will conduct a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will take place on August 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the amendment is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The recommendations of the LPA will be made to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The BCC will consider whether or not it wishes to transmit the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. This hearing will be held on September 11, 2018, at 5:05 p.m. at the Clew iston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida. NOTE, the County advertised public hearings on this subject on August 2, 2018. The dates for both public hearings have been changed and the location of the second public hearing has changed. Petition Number: CPA18-0004 Applicant: Southern Gardens Groves Corporation Project size: 682 acres +/Location: W. US 27 (NE corner of Whidden Corner), Clewiston, FL 33440 (Parcel IDs: 1-32-43-01-A00-0003.0000; 1-33-43-06-A00-0001.0000; 1-32-43-12-A00-0001.0000; 1-33-43-07-A00-0001.000; 1-32-43-12-A00-0005.0000; 1-33-43-07-A00-0002.0000; and 1-33-43-07-A00-0001.0100) Request: The applicant is requesting to amend the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map by changing the future land use designation from Agriculture to Multi-Use Development on the subject property. Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPRE HENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, MORE SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING APPROXIMATELY +/682 ACRES OF LAND DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO MULTI-USE DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION AND SCRIVENERS ER RORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the petition and ordinance are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mon day through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department by phone (863-675-5240), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), U.S. mail (P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at either meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 675-5240; Hearing Im paired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail email@example.com. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar un esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Special to The SunGove has a Successful Meet and Greet Event Gove Elementarys rst event of the school year, Meet and Greet, was a huge success thanks to the support of their en tire Gove family. With over 600 parents that signed in, the event was well attended by students and parents. Students and parents toured the school and met their teachers. Students had the opportunity to choose books to take home and were given two school uniforms. This was possible thanks to Back to Basics, a non-prot organization that provides over 13,000 new school uni forms to needy children at the beginning of each school year. Kudos to Ms. Amezquita for submitting the request, Ms. Michno for picking up the uniforms, and ALL the staff and student alumni volunteers that assisted with the distribution of approximately 900 uniforms. As Gove begins this school year, school ofcials ask that parents continue to assist them by encouraging their children to attend school regularly and on time (8 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.), abide by school rules, observe the uniform policy, read every night and complete all assigned homework. With your support, the children will succeed!Upcoming Events Aug. 28: PDD no school for students Sept. 3: Labor Day Sept. 10: Fall Holiday Sept. 12: PTO/SAC 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 19: Fall Holiday Sept. 25 through Sept. 28: Vision and hearing screening grades: KG, 1st, 3rd, & 6th Sept.28 through Oct.4: Scholastic Book Fair 7 a.m. 4 p.m. Media Center Follow GES on Twitter https://twitter. com/Gove Visit their web site: https://goves.palmbeachschools.org Gove Elementary School News Special to The Sun/GES Parents sign in to receive their childs assigned teachers and classrooms at Gove Elementarys Meet and Greet event. Six hundred parents signed in, mak ing the event a huge success. Special to The Sun/GESStudents received two uniforms thanks to Back to Basics, a nonprot organization that provides new school uniforms to needy children.
August 16, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E S D A Y H E N D R Y R E G I O N A L M E D I C A L C E N T E R F O U N D A T I O N P R E S E N T SO A K G R O V E R V R E S O R T L A B E L L ESEPT.29 5:30 PMSATURDAY L i m i t e d B u s t r a n s p o r t a t i o n f r o m C l e w i s t o n a v a i l a b l e c a l l t o i n q u i r e 8 6 3 9 8 3 2 7 3 5 e w a d d e l l @ h r m c u s H E A V Y H O R S D O U E V R E S C A S H B A R J o i n u s f o r a f u n f i l l e d e v e n i n g a n d w a t c h o u r e n t e r t a i n e r s b a t t l e i t o u t b e h i n d t h e p i a n o s T h i s i s a h i g h e n e r g y a l l r e q u e s t s i n g a l o n g s h o w w h e r e t h e a u d i e n c e i s j u s t a s m u c h a p a r t o f t h e s h o w p u r c h a s e t i c k e t s : w w w b i d p a l n e t / d u e l i n g p i a n o s 2 0 1 8 Purchase Tickets: www.bidpal.net/duelingpianos2018 Electa Waddell 863-983-2735 firstname.lastname@example.org By Bob DavidssonPalm Beaches Information Most Palm Beach County subdivisions rest over landll material excavated from one of South Floridas shellrock mining pits. Long lines of railroad cars lled with limestone aggregate are often observed passing through the Palm Beaches daily as they make their trek from the Lake Belt mines, an 89-square mile area between the Everglades and suburban areas of Miami-Dade County, to four rock distribution centers located in central and northern Florida coastal cities. In its promotions, the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway reports, We move hundreds of thousands of aggregate carloads to the service areas along its rail. Limestone aggregates are used to pro duce cement, concrete and asphalt needed to build roads, bridges, runways, homes and public facilities. Limestone, shell and dolo mite are types of marine sediment deposits formed in Florida over millions of years. Limestone and its aggregates is South Floridas leading mining product. About 153 million tons of rock are mined per year for Florida construction projects or for export, according to industry estimates. The Florida Department of Transportation, a major user of shellrock aggregates, has established specications for its use (Section 913A). It states, Materials used for shellrock base shall be dened as natu rally occurring heterogeneous deposits of limestone with embedded layers or lenses of loose and cemented shell, to include ce mented sands (Calcic sandstone). This material shall be mined and pro cessed in a manner that will result in a rea sonably homogeneous nished product, the FDOT rule states. Approval of mined ag gregate sources shall be in accordance with Section 6-3.3. Shellrock formations vary from unconcentrated sand to loosely compressed shells. It includes coquina (Spanish word for small shell) formations found in Florida coastal areas from St Johns County south to the Florida Keys. Limestone excavating, commonly called rock mining in Florida, began in 1672 when King Charles II of Spain authorized the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos fortress in St. Augustine. Locally mined An astasia Island coquina was cut into blocks and used to build the fortress walls and in ternal barracks. Today, the Castillo remains the oldest European masonry fortication in the Unit ed States. During the First Spanish Colonial Period (1513-1763), coquina also was the building material used for Fort Matanzas (Torre de Matanzas), guarding the southern gateway to St. Augustine in 1742, and the St. Marks garrison outpost in 1753. One of earliest companies involved in a rock and sand hauling business in Palm Beach County was the Rinker Materials Corp., founded by Marshall E. Doc Rinker (1904-1996) as the Rinker Rock and Sand Company in 1926. Rinker provided construction services throughout Florida, including Disney World and Epcot. The West Palm Beach-based company was valued at $515 million when it was sold to CSR Ltd. in 1988. The company was the largest producer of ready-mix concrete in Florida at the time of its sale. CEMEX acquired the Rinker Group in 2007. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the oversight agency responsible for evaluating ecological impacts and the restoration of mining sites. According to the DEP, there are currently six licensed mining sites in unincorporated Palm Beach County: Palm Beach Aggregates mine and expansion sites located west of The Acreage near State Road 7; Stewart Mining Industries Palm Beach County Mines, northwest of the Palm Beach Aggregates; Fine Stone Mine Gilbert Pit, south of the Martin-Palm Beach County line near Lake Okeechobee; U.S. Sugar Corp. Lake Harbor Quarry in western Palm Beach County, south of Lake Okeechobee; Bergeron Sand, Rock and Aggregates Florida Rock Quarry in western Palm Beach County; and CEMEX Construction Materials South Bay Quarry, located west of the Loxahatchee Refuge. Palm Beach Aggregates (PBA), the largest active mining operation, broke ground in 1993. The 3,000-acre site in Loxahatchee mines about 100 acres annually for ll material used in construction. PBA mining operations include the 2,200acre C-51 Reservoir, which stores 61,000 acre-feet of water available for use as a water supply, stormwater storage and ood control. Broward County and ve municipalities have expressed interest in the mining reservoir as a future water source. South Floridas rock mines have long been the targets of conservationists and other critics who question their impacts on the Floridan Aquifer and future water supply. Without the use of the rock mining industrys aggregates, however, the infrastructure of our county roads, housing, masonry buildings, airports would not exist. Rocking mining was and remains an important part of our history. PB County history is unearthed inside its shellrock mining pits
8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 16, 2018 VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dr. John Hankins Independent-Fundamental King James Bible ~ Old fashioned Preaching Traditional Hymns Service Times Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 11am Sunday Night 6pm Thursday Night Prayer & Bible Study 7pm For more information, please call 863-214-6121 www.victorybaptistclewiston.com 705 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, FL 33440Located in the center of Clewiston I am Mercedes Perdomo Reese and Im a candidate for Hendry County School Board District 4.Vote for change and new representation A positive voice to represent you on the school boardVote for that change at the Primary Election on August 28thPaid Pol. Ad. Paid for and approved by Mercedes Perdomo Reese for Hendry County School Board District 4 Special to INI Florida Farmers around Lake Okeechobee are attempting to push back against attacks from politicians and media outlets around South Florida. After toxic algae blooms began to take over waterways in South Florida, some pol iticians running for election began to single out one scapegoat, Big Sugar. During a campaign event in Fort Myers in early July, Republican Florida governor hopeful Ron DeSantis blamed sugar farmers for the algae crisis and claimed his opponent Adam Putnam was controlled by Big Sug ar. I want to clean up the waterways here in South Florida, said Mr. DeSantis. He (Putnam) is captive to big sugar. He wont do anything they dont want him to do the implication being that Big Sugar is re sponsible for the algae crisis, and that their goal is for it to continue. Opponents of Big Sugar claim that sugar farms around Lake Okeechobee are responsible for the increased phosphorus in the lake that blue-green algae feeds on, and water released from the lake by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is responsible for the both the algae crisis on the east coast of Florida and the red tide disaster on the west coast. However, about 90 percent of the phosphorus load into Lake Okeechobee comes from the watershed north of the lake. A ma jority of the sugar farms in Florida are locat ed south of Lake Okeechobee. According to the South Florida Water Management District, only 4 percent of the phosphorus entering the lake comes from south of the lake. University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) regional sugarcane extension agent Stewart Swan son thinks this disconnect between rhetoric and reality is a function of so few people be ing involved with agriculture. Everybody looks for a word thatll catch everybodys attention you know thats how you get Big Sugar and everything, said Mr. Swanson. But there isnt that much acre age of sugarcane north of the lake. Theres a couple thousand acres near Highlands County, thats about it. But in the watershed that runs all the way to Disney World, you have 140,000 acres of citrus. So its 140,000 acres of citrus versus about 2,000 acres of sugar cane thats in the watershed north of the lake. Mr. Swanson also stated that sugar cane has the lowest requirements of nutrients for many crops grown in South Florida, only requiring a fraction of the nitrogen and phosphorus compared with a vegetable or citrus crop. Neither Mr. DeSantis nor any of the governor hopefuls on the Democratic side have run ads attacking Big Citrus. Judy Sanchez, senior director of corpo rate communications and public affairs for U.S. Sugar, says both U.S. Sugar and the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce are conducting public tours and bringing coastal residents out to tour sugar farms and pro cessing facilities to get a rsthand look at how their food is grown and processed in hopes of telling their side of the story. The farming community is disappointed that farmers, who are natural caretakers of the their land and water resources, are being falsely accused of harming the coastal environment, said Mrs. Sanchez. These accusations absolutely come from misunderstanding, some of which has been deliberately spread by anti-farming activist groups. In 2018, communities south of Lake Okeechobee contributed barely 2 percent of the water into Lake Okeechobee, and that was for ood control for the city of Clewiston. It had nothing to do with protecting sugarcane farmers or farm land. In an article published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 6, reporter Craig Pittman called out Adam Putnam for being the only candidate in the governor race to take money from Florida sugar companies in the midst of the algae crisis. In the article, Mr. Pittman correctly pointed out that Floridas best management practices (BMP) program, which consists of cost-effective actions that agricultural producers can take to conserve water and reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants entering our water resources, is a essentially voluntary program for most of the state. However, Ardis Hammock, co-owner of Frierson Farms located near Moore Haven, released a statement attempting to correct Mr. Pittmans article in regard to BMP practices in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), where a majority of sugar farms operate. Mr. Pittman claims that the sugarcane farmers best management practices that have successfully reduced phosphorus by 57 percent are some sort of voluntary program, said Ms. Hammock in statement released by Florida Sugarcane Farmers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sugarcane and vegetable farmers in the EAA are required by law to reduce phosphorus by 25 percent annually, and they bettered that by more than twice what is legally required of them for more than two decades. Every single drop of water owing off their land is cleaned, and the farmers pay 100 percent of the cost to clean the water owing off their property the vast majority of which ows south to the Everglades. UF/IFAS regional sugarcane extension agent Stewart Swanson backed up Ms. Hammocks claims. In the entire EAA south of the lake, the BMPs are mandatory, explained Mr. Swanson. I managed a research station for the University of Florida in that area. I had an auto collector that collected water samples once every hour, and those samples were sent off to a lab and the phosphorous content was tested. Some of the attacks on the sugar industry in Florida from politicians and media have led to threats being made to the communi ties south of Lake Okeechobee. The sheriffs ofces in Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties are currently investigating some of the veiled threats that were made online. Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden was quoted as saying the threatening lan guage was posted by several vocal people online and was generally aimed at people living near Lake Okeechobee. One person criticized the sugar industry for causing the algae problem and declared theyd show up nd Amendment in hand. Another said protesters should gather near the lake to draw police, take physical action on Lake Okeechobee and said I got a welder and an AR (assault rie) but its gonna take a big group to stand up to local law enforce ment. Agriculture is an easy target, concluded Mr. Swanson. Few people are involved in it anymore. I think nationally we only have half of one percent of people that are actu ally involved with agriculture. But I think we need to do as good a job as possible protect ing our water resources here in Florida and Ive spent years working in this program to do just that. Sugar farmers push back on attacks from media By Samantha GrenrockUF/IFAS GAINESVILLE When a hurricane is on the horizon, boat owners need to do more than batten down the hatches to get ready, according to an expert with the University of Florida. Hurricane season started June 1, but boaters in the sunshine state can take steps now to make sure their vessels dont end up beached, underwater or in pieces, said Brittany Scharf, a Florida Sea Grant agent with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Hernando County. It is important to do a trial run of how you would secure your vessel so you will know how long it will take. Factor in possible road closures or low lying areas that may make your action plan difcult. Vessels will need to be moved 48 to 72 hours before a storm is predicted to hit an area, she said. Boat owners should develop a plan of action and practice this plan. Are you going to secure your vessel in a marina? Are you going to remove it from the water and se cure it on land? Do you need to moor your vessel? What materials would you need to make this possible? Ms. Scharf said. If you can, plan to move inland. Storing your boat in a garage or building is ideal, but if thats not an option, the leeward side of a building will offer some protection, Scharf said. If you store your boat outside, place it away from trees and power lines. Overall, the best place for your boat during a hurricane is on dry land thats far away from coastal areas, Ms. Scharf said. This is denitely easier to do with smaller boats, but these boats are also the most vul nerable to damage from a storm. Make sure your insurance policy is cur rent and that you know what your policy covers, Ms. Scharf said. Is your boat prepared for a hurricane?
August 16, 20188 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGNotice is hereby given that a Hendry County Selection Committee will hold a meeting on August 21, 2018, at 9:00 AM, for presentations, review, and selec tion of the submittals for RFQ #2018-17, Disaster Debris Removal and Disposal Services. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administration Building, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Engineer ing Department at (863) 675-5222; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail email@example.com. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Veronica Gonzalez al (863) 675-5324. 280979 CN/CB 8/16/2018 Miscellaneous Notices Contractor Needed that is licensed and insured to build a Preschool. Must be experienced with references or portfolio of work completed. Please send information to: P.O. Box 433, Pahokee, Florida 33476 or abidingfaith. firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Shirley or KR Employment Full Time Cox Air Conditioning is looking for experienced A/C Service Tech and Installers. Must have at least 2 years experience Self-motivated, basic tools for the job Clean driving record Pay based on experience Quarterly Bonuses Take home vehicle Stop in to apply at 99 N Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL 33935. Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a num ber out of your area, use caution. Houses Rent RIVER HOME 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Gara ge Florida R oom, corner lo t on canal & rive r, East o f LaBelle, $1100/mo 970-708-9993. Land Sale MOORE HAVEN Frontage on Rt. US #27, DEVELOPMENT SITE 2 ACRES ENTIRE CITY BLOCK Zoned commercial. Adjacent to court house, high school, etc. APARTMENT SITE (8 units) Near river. Walk to school. Townhouses or Rental Apartments. Call owner for details 863-673-5071 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/27/2018 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 2002 HONDA 1HGCG16582A037992 1996 CHEV 1GNDM19W2TB105190 2006 CHEV 2G1WB58K169394736 1995 TOYT 1NXAE04B7SZ324782 280768 CN 8/16/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-CP-000008 IN RE: ESTATE OF IRVING L. BAKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Irving L. Baker, deceased, whose date of death was December 2nd, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J #102, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 The names and addresses of the per sonal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other 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 notice is August 16th, 2018. Personal Representative: Thomas E. Baker 18841 E. Water Drive Unit D Aurora, CO 80013 ROBERTO P. CELAYA SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 By: ROBERTO P. CELAYA FloridaBarNo. 20769 Emaiil Addresses: roberto @scjuris. com 278184 GCD 8/16,23/2018 Notice of registration of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME In accordance with Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: TAPGOLD ENTERTAINMENT mailing address of 1011 West Aztec Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, located in Hendry County, Florida owner will register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Flor ida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Owner: Renaldy Tapia 278681 CN 8/10/2018 Fictitious Name IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CA 0002035T WEALTH PARTNERS, LP, Plaintiff, vs. RUBY C. SULLIVAN; ESTATE OF RUBY C. SULLIVAN; and UNKNOWN HEIRS OF RUBY C. SULLIVAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION; CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE -PROPERTY TO: Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. Estate of Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. Unknown Heirs of Ruby C. Sullivan, 5400 Mountain Gate Circle, Lakeside, AZ 85929. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Hendry County: Lots 33 and 34, Block 4486, Unit 63, Cape Coral Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 21, Pages 48 through 81, inclusive, of the Public Records of Lee County, Florida. Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Owen Sokolof, Esq., Sokolof Remtulla Stengel, LLC, Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 224 Datura Street, Suite 515, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, on or before Thirty (30) days from Date of First Publication of this Notice 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 and the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 2nd, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK Sokolof Remtulla Stengel LLC 224 Datura Street, Suite 515 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 OSokolof@floridalitlaw.com SRemtulla@floridalitlaw.com SStengel@floridalitlaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff Telephone: 561-507-5252 272668 CN 8/16,23,30;9/6/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF IBE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2018-CA-000067 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, REBEN JACOBO A/KIA RUBEN JACOBO, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: GLORIA JACOBO Last Known Address: 784 Avenue E Moore Haven, FL 33471 Current Address: Unknown ISLAND MOBILE NETWOR, INC., A DISSOLVED NEW YORK CORPORATION, BY AND THROUGH ALAN JACOBS, TRUSTEE Last Known Address: 535 Broadhallow Road, Suite B29, Nelville, NY 11747 Current Address: Unknown THE UNKNOWN HEiRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, REBEN JACOBO A/K/A RUBEN JACOBO, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Glades County, Florida: LOT 7, BLOCK 72, CITY OF MOORE HAVEN, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY NOW GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED HEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A SINGLEWIDE 1984 MOBILE HOME, BEARING TITLE NUMBER: 40334663 AND VIN NUMBER FLFL1AD397004798, A/K/A 784 AVENUE E, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before September 17, 2018 service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be1ntered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Glades County Democrat Newspaper. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 7th day of August, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Tami Simmons Deputy Clerk **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose office is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days ofreceipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call l-800-955-8771. To file response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 280500 GCD 8/16,23/2018 863.763.3134 | email@example.com Great Branding & Image Building Opportunity
Public Notice Public Notice 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 16, 2018 INVITATION TO BID GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Glades County Debris Monitoring ServicesThe Glades County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) requests that interested parties submit formal sealed proposals for the above-referenced project. SCOPE OF WORK: The BoCC Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking responses from debris monitoring for disasters in Glades County Florida. The BoCC reserves the right to withdraw and cancel this invitation at any time, without liability to any responders or prospective responders. The BoCC reserves the right to retain all responses submitted and to use any ideas in a response regardless of whether that proposal is selected. governs this request must be obtained from Angie Snow-Coor EMAIL Asnow@myglades.com. There is no pre proposal meeting for this Request for proposal. copies and 1 Electronic copy) shall be placed in separate, sealed envelopes with the titles clearly indicated on the outside: RFP ery to the Emergency Management Director and which must be 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 costs and expenses related to the preparation and submission of a response are the sole responsibility of the responder. All prospective respondents are cautioned not to contact any member of the BoCC or members of the evaluation team. All questions should be directed to Angie Snow-Colegrove, Emergency Manage be submitted by EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org. will be made by the BoCC. The County reserves the right to reject any or all responses in its sole discretion. 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August 16, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:30 p.m. on September 11, 2018, at the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of a non-ad valorem assessment on additional parcels within the Mosquito Control Municipal Service Benet Unit. The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to cover the costs necessary to provide mosquito control services to the assessed parcels. The proposed assessment amounts are as follows: Residences: $30.00 per dwelling unit/$500 maximum per parcel Vacant lots: $30.00 per lot/$400 maximum per parcel Commercial: $0.10 per square foot, with a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $200 per parcel Vacant acreage: $1.00 per acre, with a minimum of $1.00 and a maximum of $100 per parcel The additional parcels proposed to be assessed are depicted on the four adjacent maps. The proposed assessment will be collected by the uniform method (on the tax bill) by the Tax Collector and the assessment will be collected every year indenitely until the County Commission discontinues it. All affected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to le written objections with the Hendry County Administrator, Post Ofce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at anytime within 20 days from the date of this publication. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Administration at (863) 675-5220; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail email@example.com. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240.
12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 16, 2018 Jackson-Moore one of 56 professionals selected for esteemed programSpecial to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH Lo cal consultant Tammy Jack son-Moore has been accepted into the 2018-19 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program. The Lead ership Engage program is a highly competitive 10-month program that offers partici pants a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience, with the intent to better Palm Beach County. Participants, who come from diverse industries and backgrounds, will gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles as well as understand the ways in which they can make signicant im provements in the community. The class members were selected for their leadership and service in their professional and civic lives. They will meet as a group for one full day each month, from September to May, and travel on a bus to all areas of the county, exploring program topics such as agriculture, education, public safety and healthcare. They will also break up into smaller groups to do community engagement projects, beneting local nonprots and aimed at tackling challenges facing the region. Leadership Engage is the agship program for LPBC, which unites leaders to improve Palm Beach County and deepens their civic commitment and awareness of diverse issues and industries. Leadership Palm Beach County Inc. is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprot organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efcient communication and cooperative relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. LPBCs stated mission is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community. Initiated in 1983 through a collaborative effort of the local chambers of commerce, LPBC has prepared more than 2,800 adult and youth graduates for enhanced community leadership roles. Learn more about LPBC here: LeadershipPBC.org. Tammy Jackson-Moore accepted into LPBC Engage Program U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeanette MullinaxBelle Glade sailor serves in Pearl Harbor, HawaiiPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii Operations Specialist 1st Class Dora Mapp, from Belle Glade, communicates with landing craft air cushion (LCAC) pilots of Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 from the combat information center of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during an LCAC launch. Bonhomme Richard is currently underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. Schools to close for Election DayPalm Beach County schools will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 28, after the School Board approved a revision to the 2018-19 school calendar. Aug. 28 is Primary Election Day in Florida, and many School District of Palm Beach County schools are used as polling places. The board proposed the change following discussions with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher. Students will not have classes on Aug. 28, but the day will be a Professional Development Day (PDD) for teachers and a regular work day for all other school district employees. District administrative ofces will be open. Special to The SunTammy Jackson-Moore