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The sun

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The sun
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Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Belle Glade, FL
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Independent Newspapers Inc., Jose Zaragoza - Publisher
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United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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1 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 The Cohen Chiropractic Group, PA241 S.E. 1 st St. Belle Glade, FL (Behind CVS) 561-996-9936 GladesInjuryCenter.comBACK PAIN? NECK PAIN? ACCIDENTS? 14.61 feetLast Year: 13.65 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Glades area native publishes book of poetry ... Page 6 Want to stop algal blooms? Stop feeding the algae ... Page 2 Glades Day FFA off to a remarkable school year! ... Page 12 See page 3 for information about how to contact this newspaper. bellegladesun.com Thursday, September 6, 2018 Vol. 92 Number 36 50 GCHS advises public of new procedures ... Page 7 Special to The Sun Its hard to believe that it has been 30 years since the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center and the Glades Campus of Palm Beach State College presented the very rst Living Christmas Tree. Back then, the set was very basic a rugged tree structure that held only a few choir members with some risers on the stage for the rest of the choir. Over the years, that tree evolved into a beautiful engineer-designed structure that held the entire choir and then into a charming village set. This year, the beautiful large tree will return for this 30th and nal production, and many audience favorites from the past 30 years will ll the program in Years of Favorites. To celebrate this special performance, the Dolly Hand plans to have a Dolly Hand Singers reunion! If you or someone you know have ever sung in the Tree, please join the choir, as they start rehearsRehearsals for nal Living Christmas Tree Special to The Sun/DHCACThe 2017 Living Christmas Tree choir. Newspaper merger planned for publications around Lake OkeechobeeBy Katrina ElskenINI Florida In the pioneer days when new cities were founded all around Lake Okeechobee, newspapers were established to bring community members together. In order to organize a new city, town or county, they needed a way to communicate with the people. The newspapers in Okeechobee, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Belle Glade/Pahokee were founded for that reason. For decades they have carried out that mission.Times have changed, and the newspapers have changed with them, while holding true to their core mission to give community members Lake Okeechobee News: Were stronger together The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, will conduct a public information workshop to learn about the proposed improvements for State Road 15/U.S. 441/U.S. 98 resurfacing project from south of Morgan Road to south of Shirley Drive. The public information workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pahokee Community Center Cafeteria, located at 360 E. Main St. in Pahokee. The workshop will have an open house format, and staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance at any time during the workshop. Notices are being sent to all property owners and tenants located within 300 feet of the project and to other public of cials, regulatory agencies, organizations and individuals interested in the project. FDOT to hold workshop for SR 15 resurfacing project Special to The Sun The Gulf Stream Council of Boy Scouts of America announces their annual Scout Me In recruitment event set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, for local boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fth grade and might want to join the Cub Scouts. It will take place at the Community United Methodist Church, 401 S.W. First St. in Belle Glade. Boys and girls are encouraged to come join the fun and adventures of Cub Scouts Pack 622, which engages in family camping, the Pinewood Derby, hiking, shing, wall-climbBoys or girls invited to Scouting event See TREE Page 4 See SCOUTING Page 4 See NEWS Page 4

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 By Katrina ElskenINI Florida The cyanobacterial blooms that have plagued South Florida this sum mer have led to protests from the public, promises from politicians and blame (mostly targeted at farmers and Lake Okeechobee) from the coastal media. But amid all of the slo gans, sound bites and alle gations, maybe were ask ing the wrong question. Instead of asking where the algae or cyanobacteria (which is not technically algae but is commonly called blue-green algae) is coming from, maybe we should be asking what or who is feeding it. Algae is found naturally in lakes and streams, not just in Florida but all over the world. When freshwater algae has a plenti ful source of food (as in nitrogen and phos phorus) combined with hot weather, low salinity and little water movement, it can reproduce rapidly into a bloom. Humans cant control the weather and have limited control over water movement. What we could control although it wont be easy and it wont be cheap is the food supply. Think about it. If alligators or birds or other potential nuisance animals are hanging around a boat dock, and are making a mess and/or creating a health hazard, the rst step is to make sure no one is feeding them. The same goes for algae. In South Florida this summer, algae has been feasting in waterways throughout the state, not just in Lake Okeechobee. But to focus on the big lake, the summer began with a massive body of water (1 inch on the lake is a staggering 12 billion gallons of water) that was high in phosphorus and nitrogen. According to presentations at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District meetings, the high levels of dissolved nutrients in the lake in the early summer were thanks to the af tereffects of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane, which hit a year ago next month, churned the lake, stirring up the build-up of muck that had accumulated in the bowl of the lake bottom. At one point, the hurricane winds were so strong that water was pushed up 10 feet higher on one end of the lake than the other. When the winds let up, the water sloshed back down. The storm also tore up the lakes natural vegetation, which is the lakes lter system. High lake levels, also courtesy of Hurricane Irma, gave the lake little time to recov er, as it dipped below 13 feet for only a short time before record rainfall hit in May. When the algae bloom started on Lake Okeechobee, most of the tests indicated the dominant species was Microcystis aeru ginosa. In July, the bloom grew to include 90 percent of the lake, according to National Oceangraphic and Atmospheric Administration satellite imagery. Then something happened; the bloom started to dissipate. It shrank down to about 10 percent of the lake. At the time, Dr. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant, theorized that the Micro cystis may have consumed all of the available nitrogen and was starving. Some algae can x nitrogen from the air. Microcystis cannot. When the NOAA imagery indicated the algae concentration was increasing again, Dr. Havens theorized that another species of algae one that could x nitrogen from the air was present. In his blog on seagrant.org, Dr. Havens wrote Appearance of Anabaena is consistent with the hypothesis that the bloom is going through a replacement cycle, where Microcystis has used up the nitrogen in the lake water and is being replaced by a different kind of algae that can get its nitrogen from the atmosphere, like Anabaena. Dr. Havens theory was later proved by testing water samples from the lake. On Aug. 7, 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 and six species of Anabaena. Meanwhile, the Microcystis aeruginosa growing in the coastal waterways showed no signs of running out of nitrogen. In July, when lake releases to the St. Lucie Canal were suspended for nine days, the algae bloom at the St. Lucie Lock continued to grow in intensity, nearly 24 miles from Port Mayaca where the lake water enters that waterway. Even if the Microsystis bloom there was seeded by the lake releases which is possible but has not been proven, according to Dr. Havens the algae must have found a local source of food in the St. Lucie Canal. South Florida Water Management District research has found the phosphorus levels in the St. Lucie Canal to be higher than the phosphorus levels in the lake water. According to studies by Florida Atlantic University, the nitrogen levels in the St. Lucie Canal are higher than the nitrogen levels in Lake Okeechobee. The study also found the nitrogen levels grow highest closer to the populated coastal area. The solution to the algal bloom problem is to clean up the nutrient sources north of Lake Okeechobee and in the land around the two estuaries, stated Dr. Karl Havens. Control of dispersed sources of nutrients in those watersheds will be a huge challenge, and while projects are underway by the state to accomplish them, it could take decades before substantive results are seen. The Florida Sea Grant publication Harmful Algae Blooms Affecting Florida Coast, says the most direct solution is to reduce nutrient inputs to estuaries, the coastal ocean, lakes and rivers before that happens. Remediation measures include: Switching old neighborhoods from septic to central sewage; Reducing the use of fertilizer to recommended levels on crops or capturing and cleaning the runoff water from those lands; Controlling the export of nutrients in manure from animal agriculture; Smart development solutions that integrate better stormwater management options; and, Changes in land use, including in residential neighborhoods, to species of plants that do not require addition of nutrients because they are adapted to grow in our native soil. The overall costs are great, because there are places in Florida where past nutrient pollution has left a legacy of nutrients in wetlands, soils and on the bottom of rivers and canals that all drain into lakes, estuaries and the ocean after heavy rainfall. Controlling that legacy pollution may take massive public works projects to capture water and treat it. Yet, inaction has the potential to allow massive, highly toxic blooms to impair the use of our inland and coastal waters in the future and increase the risks to human health. It is certain that if we wait until the waters are warmer, the costs will be much higher and the outcomes less certain to be successful, the Florida Sea Grant publication states. 800.763.2114S t Lic #CMC O54668Refrigeration ~ AC ~ Ice MachinesServing the Lake Okeechobee Region Since 1929 CarrierJim and Monica McCarthy Clark e o ces of Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon, located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue in Clewiston and 450 South Main Street in Labelle will be closing effective August 31, 2018. For any immediate questions, call 863-902-3093. Copies of patient medical records may be picked up at the orthopedic o ce located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. Please contact your Primary Care Provider for assistance in locating a physician to continue any ongoing treatment. Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic Practice Want to stop algal blooms? Stop feeding the algae A continuing series TRUTH

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3 These upcoming meetings of local elect ed ofcials, scheduled during the next sever al weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and theyre spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will be done, and YOU have the right to be heard. Belle Glade next City Commission meeting Monday, Sept. 17; workshop at 6 p.m., regular meeting at 6:30. Pahokee The City Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. for a workshop and 6:30 p.m. for its regular meeting in the Council Chamber at the City Parks and Recreation Building, 115 E. Main St in Pahokee. Printed copies of the meeting agenda will be available on a table at the rear of the room, and it usually is posted on the citys website, www.cityofpa hokee.com, by the day before the meeting. From the home page, click on Meetings & Agendas, then use the slide-over menu under Agendas to navigate to the current meeting date. Backup material is available in the Agenda Packet les, and all are in downloadable PDF format. South Bay next City Commission meet ing Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. Special to The Sun Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m.: Pop Up! Arts & Crafts features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 minutes) Friday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m.: Browsers Basic (hands-on) Learn the basics of us ing the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 minutes 2 hours) Preregister. Friday, Sept. 7, at 3:30 p.m.: After-school gaming and more. Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 and up. (60 min utes) Preregister. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10:15 a.m.: Art Lab Playdough squish, knead, mold, paint and create! Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (45 minutes) Saturday, Sept 8, at 1 p.m.: Anime Club If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 minutes) Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m.: Chess Club for Beginners Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 and up. (60 minutes) Monday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m.: Bead-Tas tic Bracelets Make your own to keep or share with a friend using our collection of cool beads. Ages 6 and up. (60 min.) The Belle Glade Branch Library is located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade. For in formation, call 561-996-3453. Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings Bereavement group to meet A grief support program will be offered to all employees of Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway in Belle Glade, on Thursday, Sept. 6. For information, call Trust bridge at 844-422-3648. Donate blood at PHS Residents wishing to donate blood may do so at Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Road in Pahokee on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. For information, call 561-9246458 or visit www.oneblood.org Teens sign up for Cadet West Fire Rescue will be launching a brand new Cadet program in the Glades Area which they have deemed Cadet West. The cadet program allows teenagers an opportunity to attain real-life experience on the job within Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Teenagers can join the Fire Rescue staff on Monday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Hwy 715 in Belle Glade. Sign up now by emailing cadetadvisor@pbcgov.org WCSC to host scam workshop The Palm Beach County Division of Se nior Services and the Florida Department of Financial Services will host a free Be Scam Smart workshop for seniors, their families and caregivers at the West County Senior Center (WCSC), 2916 State Road 15 in Belle Glade, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. For information, call 561-996-4808. Join the Cub Scouts Join the Cub Scouts Pack and Boy Scouts Troop 622 on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, 401 S.W. First St. in Belle Glade. All girls grades K 5th and all boys grades K 12th are welcome. For information, call 561-996-6571, ext. 348421, or email Jbair@lmcpbc.org. CITY OF LABELLE BUDGET WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETINGNotice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of LaBelle will hold a workshop/special meeting to consider the proposed 2018-2019 budget for the City of LaBelle and any other matters to come before it, at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The workshop/special meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle. Everyone is invited to attend. If you need assistance, as per the Americans with Disabilities Act, please noti fy the Clerk at least two days prior to the meeting at City Hall 863.675.2872. CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency and the City Commission, for the City of LaBelle, will hold public hearings on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed ordinance: ORDINANCE 2018-09 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLOR IDA; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, ARTICLE IV, SECTION 4-77 OF THE CITY OF LABELLE LAND DEVELOMPENT CODE TO THE AGRICULTURE ZONING DISTRICT; PRO VIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, CON FLICTS AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agen cy/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor Published bye SunServing Western Palm Beach County Since 1929 To Reach Us Address: c/o Okeechobee News. 107 SW 17th St. Ste D., Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Website: bellegladesun.comTo Submit Newse Sun welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories, ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or emailed. e deadline for all news items is 12 p.m. Monday prior to the following ursday's publication. Email: sundesk@newszap.com or fax 863-763-7949...................................................................To Place A Display Ad Call (863) 763-3134, deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. E-mail: trangel@newszap.com To Place A Classied Ad Call (877)353-2424 to place a classied advertisement from home. e deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the following ursday's publication. Fax: 1-877-354-2424 E-mail: classads@newszap.com Advertising Billing Department E-mail: billteam@newszap.com To Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com e Sun is delivered by mail or subscribers on ursday and is sold in racks and store locations in the Palm Beach County areas.Call (800)282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. USPS 117920 Published Weekly by Independent Newspapers, Inc. for $39.00 per year including tax. Periodical Class postage paidPublisher: Katrina Elsken Advertising: 863-763-3134E-mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comWe Pledge ... To operate this newspaper as a public trust. To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. To report the news with honesty, accuracy, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. To disclose our own conicts of interest or potential conicts to our readers. To correct our errors and to give each correction to the prominence it deserves. To provide a right to reply to those we write about. To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.Member of Sun Spots YOUR Government Watch Special to The Sun PALM BEACH COUNTY Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Tymon Arnold, 38, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 200 pounds, black hair and brown eye.s His last known address was on Northwest Seventh Avenue in South Bay. Arnold is wanted on a warrant for a vio lation of drug offender probation for a fel ony charge of robbery and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to con tact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS, or re main anonymous by downloading the new app Connect & Protect, See Something Say Something for any Apple or Android smartphone. Crime Stoppers Tymon Arnold

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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENTNotice is hereby given that the City Commission, in its capacity as the LaBelle Local Planning Agency for the City of LaBelle will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.; AND, the City Commission will hold a public hearing on October 11, 2018 at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed rezoning ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-XX REZONE AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF LABELLE ZONING MAP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 257, 277, 295, 351 EAST YEOMANS AVENUE, 51 NORTH RIVERVIEW STREET, AND 50 NORTH OAK STREET, CITY OF LABELLE, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE ZONING DESIGNATION FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (B-2) TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD); PROVIDING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor als on Monday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The rehearsals will continue every Monday up until the public performance on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on the Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College at 1977 College Drive. For more information, call the box ofce at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org. TREEContinued From Page 1 the information they need to make decisions on issues that affect their families, homes and businesses. In addition to the print editions, the newspapers around Lake Okeechobee now have websites updated regularly throughout the week, reaching a broader au dience than ever before and giving the read ers more information than ever before. The publications also have social media pages that draw readers to the websites, and allow others to share website information through their own use of social media. As the Florida population grows, it is more important than ever for those who live and work around the big lake to stay informed, to work together to protect Lake Okeechobee as a precious natural resource, and to protect our way of life. While the fu ture of Lake Okeechobee is important to all of South Florida, the communities around the lake have a special and personal interest in protecting the Big O. The lake is essential to shing, tourism and agriculture, the main stays of the local economy. For some, it pro vides the water we drink. For others, it is the source of water to irrigate crops. The lake is home to native sh and wildlife and pro vides critical habitat for endangered species. Each of the communities around the lake has its own local traditions and history. While there are some good-natured rivalries (particularly among the high school sports teams), the small towns around the lake have much in common. We share a rural lifestyle and a pioneer spirit. Starting Sept. 12, the communities around Lake Okeechobee will also share a newspaper. The Lake Okeechobee News will combine the circulation of the Okeechobee News Wednesday edition, The Sun (which serves South Bay, Belle Glade and Pahokee), The Clewiston News and the Glades County Democrat. This larger around-the-lake publication will focus on issues important to all the Big Lake com munities, while still including the local news important to each community. The newspapers will continue to be newspapers of record for Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties, meeting the Florida Statute requirements for the publication of legal advertising. In addition to the print publication, we will maintain online web pages for Okeechobee, Clewiston, Glades County and the Glades, along with our social media pages, so that we can continue to provide news updates throughout the week.Lake Okeechobee News The rst around-the-lake edition will be Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Submissions from the communities are welcome and encouraged. We will maintain all of the current email addresses to make the change as easy as possible for current community contributors. If you already have an email address for the newspaper saved, you can continue to use that email address. Those who have not submitted news to the newspapers via email before are encouraged to send photos, press releases, community events items and letters to the editor to okeenews@newszap.com. All email submissions will receive a conrmation reply. The Lake Okeechobee News (a merger of The Sun, The Clewiston News, the Glades County Democrat and the Okeechobee News Wednesday edition) will be distributed weekly, on Wednesdays with a circulation of 10,000 in the towns around Lake Okeechobee Okeechobee, Buckhead Ridge, Lakeport, Moore Haven, Clewiston, Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay and Canal Point. The Lake Okeechobee News Wednesday edition will be a newspaper of record in Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties, following all regulations required by Florida Statute and the U.S. Postal Service. Since it is a merger of existing newspapers of publication, there will be no interruptions in legal advertisements. All advertising contracts for each of the merged newspapers will be honored. Advertising deadline for the Wednesday edition is noon Monday. (This is the same deadline we previously used for the Thursday editions of The Clewiston News, the Glades County Democrat and The Sun.) If you are already working with an advertising consultant with the Okeechobee News, The Clewiston News, The Sun or the Glades County Democrat, you can continue to work with that consultant. If you are not already working with an ad consultant, call 863 763 3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com to set up an appointment to discuss advertising options. NEWSContinued From Page 1 ing, swimming, woodcrafting, community service, sports, games and bow-and-arrow training. Older boys, those from sixth grade up to high school seniors (or age 18), are being recruited to join Boy Scouts Troop 622, said committee chairwoman Johanis Bair. Every day theres another discovery waiting to be made for Cub and Boy Scouts. Those who join the Scouts get hands-on learning thats hands-down awesome. For more information, contact Ms. Bair at 561-261-0015 or sweetblossom@bellsouth. net. To learn more about the Gulf Stream Council, call 877-4SCOUTS (877-472-6887) or visit their ofce at 8335 N. Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. You can join the Scouts today by visiting the website www.beascout.org. SCOUTINGContinued From Page 1

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5 GENERAL ELECTION Books CloseREGISTER TO VOTE: For the November 6, 2018, General Election at the Supervisor of Elections Ofce, LaBelle Courthouse, the Clewiston Of ce, any Drivers License Of ce, Public Assistance Ofce and all Public Libraries. The Voter Registration Books close on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ELECCIN DE GENERAL Libros Se Cierran REGISTRESE para VOTAR: Para las Eleciones General el 6 de Noviembre, 2018, en la Ocina de Elecciones, en el Edicio de la Corte en LaBelle, y la ocina de Clewiston, y en la Ocina de licencia, Ocinas de Assistencias Publicas y Bib liotecas Publica. Los libros de registracion se sierra el Mar tes, 9 de Octubre, 2018 a las 5:00 p.m. Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida Sept. 6, 2018 C.N. & C.B. F.S. 97.055 Tucker Scott and Jada RaeHENDRY Tucker Scott and his sister, Jada Rae, both of Palmdale, Fla., went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, July 6, 2018. They leave behind their parents, Raymond and Brooke Hendry; brother, Allan Hendry; grandparents, Raymond and Denise Hendry and Bruce and Cynthia Balmer; also many family members, friends and loved ones. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service in memory of Tucker and Jada at the Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, 8898 W. SR 78, Ortona, Florida 33471 on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. Fond memories and expressions of sympa thy may be shared at www.leememorialpark. com for the Hendry family. Info (239)3344880. Re ections from the Pulpit When the going gets rough: Hard parts and victoryThe Reverend Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.+Saint Martins Church, Clewiston One of the student counselors at the university where I attended spent his time with students who realized that going to college would be a lot of work and much more challenging than high school. He said I used to tell them that nobody would play golf if the holes were the size of wash baskets. The challenge to accomplish something meant that there would be some hard parts along the way and some sacri ces would be required; but the goal makes it worth all of the efforts required. I remember John Kennedys speech about the space race; saying were going to go the moon not because it is easy but because it is hard. There have been times when young persons have told me that they were thinking about a career along the lines where I serve. I would outline how to get there and then remind them It will be a lot of work to become.... Sometimes the reply would be Oh! or Id get a long silence. Some professional obligations go on long after college. My professional licenses and Church requirements now include continuing education; to be submitted and documented with indications of keeping up. Requirements for entry in various elds keep going up and are more challenging as the years go on. I remember my offspring telling me that math is hard. I spoke to her teacher, a professional who I regarded as a caring and dedicated educator. She told me that shed be satis ed if my daughter did one page of math a day. No, I told her, tell her youd be satis ed if she did four pages a day, and when she complains and says Well, can I do only two? you frown and say Well, all right. My daughter was doing third grade math at the end of the rst grade. I knew she was capable, I knew math can be hard, I also knew that it was important to rise to the challenge and develop an attitude of I can do it! I tutored and helped along the way; she accomplished on her own. I attended a rst-rate seminary in an academic community known for excellence (Northwestern University) and was able to rise to the challenges required, ...not because it is easy but because it is hard. Over the years, Ive come to meet people that have drifted away from former religious commitments. Reasons have varied and many times have centered around having to make some sort of commitment. Ill be the rst to agree; faith takes commitment. One of my mentors said Its like eating peanuts, once you get started you cant quit! Thats been my experience and the experience of others but not everyone. The rewards, though, come with staying the course and going forward ...not because it is easy, but because it is hard. Anybody can do the easy stuff but dedication comes with a cost. Fortunately, people go back to challenges that they once thought were beyond them, they grow in capacities or they see that doing the hard parts are really going to lead to worthwhile goals. Often my most dedicated students were the ones who returned to college after some years in the work-a-day world. They saw the value of going on and were willing to happily pay the price. Jesus is confronted with followers who have found that faith comes with a cost. He talks of abiding in Him, of worship, of becoming one with Him; what leads to eternal life. Johns gospel reports Many of His disciples, when they heard it said This is a hard saying, who can listen to it? (John 6:60). People come to faith with different expectations; those who follow through learn the reasons and joy that goes with believing. With faith comes demands on us; and they can sometimes be seen as hard. When Jesus followers complained He tells them The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life (v. 63). He recognizes the going will be hard, but reminds them (and us) that there are some that do not believe (v. 64) but the esh wont be the answer and it will have to come from the spirit (v.63). John tells us (v 66) that After this many of His disciples drew back and no longer went about with Him. Jesus then turned to His twelve faithful followers and said Do you also wish to go away? (v. 67). Peter answers with the nal insight that re ects the faithful are up to the challenge of doing the harder parts by realizing the gifts are worth all of the work needed; Lord to whom shall we go? Ultimately the questions that confront people are questions about the meaning of life, our purpose for being here, knowing how to act and make choices, knowing that God is involved and behind all of life and gives the purpose to it. Peter af rms this realization and says to Jesus You have the words of eternal life and we have believed, and come to know you are the Holy One of God. (v. 69). I have been called on to answer questions for people when they seek direction; often acknowledging that the more dif cult choice is the better one or helping them re ect on the lesser of evils. When hard choices are to be made; God is there to sustain when we search and believe; hard perhaps but with peace in the long run. Jesuss true followers did not run off; in fact, they changed the world. Peters question Lord to whom shall we go? has been answered by His disciples and the faithful ever since. Those who follow faithfully know why. Obituaries AAA study: 1 in 5 Floridians plan to move Special to INI Florida TAMPA Summer for most people means warmer weather, backyard barbecues, family vacations and moving season. Nearly one in five Floridians (19 percent) in a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey plan to move within the next year. The majority of residents (53 percent) plan their move for the spring (April June) or summer (July September). According to Penske, Tampa/Sarasota (5) and Orlando (6) were two of the top 10 moving destinations in the country in 2017. Most people pay for their moving expenses using cash or savings, said Matt Nasworthy, Florida public affairs director for AAA The Auto Club Group. During a move money can be tight, which means most consumers are looking for the best value for their dollar when paying for things like moving trucks and packing supplies. Taking advantage of discounts, such as those at AAA, and timing your move correctly can save you a substantial amount.Money-saving moving tips Timing Most people move at the beginning or end of the month, during the weekend, or in the summer. These are the most expensive times to move because moving service and moving truck rental prices are at a premium. If possible, schedule your move mid-month, midweek, or even during the winter months to get the best rates. Discounts Before paying, be sure youre getting the best deal. Get several quotes on moving services and rentals and search for discounts. For instance, AAA members can save up to 12 percent on Penske truck rentals. Visit aaa.com/ Penske for more information. Get someone else to pay If moving for work, your new employer could foot some of the bill. Some moving expenses are even tax-deductible, so be sure to keep all receipts associated with your move. Is the cost of boxes daunting? Visit local businesses such as a grocery store, liquor store or office building and ask them for boxes. Many business pay to have their cardboard taken away and would be happy to be rid of them. Tips for packing Plan ahead. Give yourself plenty of time. Start planning for your move up to six weeks before you intend to leave your current home. This will ensure that moving day is less of a hassle, regardless of whether you are using a moving company or doing it yourself. Label boxes. Youll thank yourself later. It will make your life a whole lot easier when it comes time to unpack if you have some idea as to which items are included in each box. Label the tops and sides of each box and, perhaps, write the room of your new home where the contents of a particular box will go. If you are using movers, be sure to write fragile on any boxes that apply. Keep important records with you. These could include your birth certificate, Social Security card, passport, tax documents, checkbooks, original copies of wills, drivers licenses and any investment papers. Dont pack these items into boxes, but keep them in a safe place where you wont lose them.

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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 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 WORK, PLAY, LIVE & EARN, A FISHERMANS PARADISE Own this MH/RV Park in the heart of Moore Haven, FL steps from the Intracoastal, Lake O and US Hwy 27. The Park has 25 MH/RV lots each with a con crete pad, 30-amp service, city water & 6 Mobile Homes, 5 ready and 1 handymans special. This opportunity can be yours for $250,000. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker.Call: K.C. Stanley-Lynn 239-634-6525 By Antorris Williams Special to The Sun We Are Legion is a spirited, truthful and possibly offensive poetic journey with a twist of humor from an author writing about her pain. Jennifer Alexander, 28, a profes sional bus attendant in Belle Glade, wrote this book to share her jour ney in Christianity while seeking to minister the Gospel to people she en counters. It has never been about me as an author, but about the author and nisher of my faith, Alexander said. She added that she wants lo cal residents to read the book and be encouraged be cause the broken, used, abused and mis used can be saved. Various poem structures and imagery from Ms. Alexanders life are used through out the book. Sonnet, tanka and haiku are a few of poetic forms used to encourage re ligious believers and future believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On the cover of the book, view ers will see a picture of Ms. Alexan ders Bible, Sir Chips A lot a dog she owned and the author herself lying in the grass. Dont be afraid to share your gift with the world, Ms. Alexander en courages her readers. She published her book in 2017. It consists of 96 pages and comes in paperback format. Ms. Alexander attri butes her love for writ ing poetry to growing up in Belle Glade. Her literature professors in college also played an inuential role in her decision to write We Are Legion, she said. She is currently in the middle of editing her second book, with hopes of having more poetry and making it more relatable. Copies of We Are Legion can be pur chased online at Amazon.com and through other major retailers. Ms. Alexander can be contacted on Instagram at @WritingFrom Jenn or by email at alexjen2008@gmail.com. Glades area native publishes book of poetry Jennifer Alexander Special to The Sun WEST PALM BEACH The Palm Beach County School District is partnering with New York Universitys Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Develop ment to collaboratively prepare new teach ers through an innovative teacher education program. Now in its fourth year, NYU Steinhardts teacher residency enables students to earn graduate degrees by combining technol ogy-enhanced coursework with full-time residency experiences in urban schools. Because coursework and mentoring with NYU Steinhardt faculty take place online, students will be immersed in classrooms in Palm Beach County schools without having to physically be on a university campus. We are excited to be working with schools across the country to create new on-site learning communities that cultivate the next generation of teachers, said Dom inic Brewer, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU Steinhardt. Research shows that immersive experiences in schools are criti cal for preparing strong teachers. Our mod el marries practice with theory working hand-in-hand with seasoned teachers in schools and delivering an intensive online curriculum in order to give future teach ers the foundational experience they need. Approximately 15 NYU Steinhardt stu dents will be embedded in Palm Beach County classrooms during the 2019-20 school year. The program has the potential to create a pipeline of highly qualied teach ers for the school district. This is a fantastic opportunity to part ner with NYU to identify, train, develop and support future teachers who want to work in urban school settings. Participants in the program will have an opportunity to earn their masters degree while gaining valuable classroom experience, and the guarantee of a job in Palm Beach County after grad uation, said Dr. Gonzalo La Cava, chief of human resources for the district. We know that there is high demand for high-quality teachers, and this partnership with NYU is one way that we can grow our own work force in Palm Beach County. The 12-month graduate program blends online learning to prepare secondary En glish, math, social studies, science and special education teachers with structured, full-time residency experiences. Students complete their coursework under NYU Steinhardt faculty guidance in tandem with observed classroom instruction and one-onone student contact. Throughout the pro gram, students are supported by both NYU Steinhardt faculty and experienced class room teachers in their local schools. For more information on the NYU Stein hardt Teacher Residency model, those in terested can attend an information session on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 6:15 p.m. at the PEW Center, which is located at 9480 MacArthur Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. A second event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit teachereduca tion.steinhardt.nyu.edu. School District partners with NYU Special to The Sun Important Dates Sept. 10: Holiday, no school Sept. 12: S.A.C. at 5-6 p.m. Sept. 12: Open House to be held for kindergarten through fth grades at 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19: Holiday, no school Sept. 26: Dads Take Your Child to School Day School News The rst School Advisory Council meet ing is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. Open House will immediately follow S.A.C. on Sept. 12, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come out for both events to learn about how they can partner with the school to make this a great experience for their children. We are on Facebook All parents are encouraged to follow Ros enwald Elementary on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/RosenwaldES/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/Rosenwald/ES Rosenwald Elementary School News WEST PALM BEACH The Palm Beach County School District is hosting a bus driver job fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the School Dis trict Central Bus Facility, 3376 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Successful candidates will be paid $11.04 per hour for up to 80 hours during training. Once trained, bus drivers will re ceive a starting pay of $14.42 per hour; full benets, including medical, dental and vision insurance; and the ability to partici pate in the Florida Retirement System. For more information on the job re quirements, information on expediting the hiring process and to apply online, visit www.palmbeachschools.org/jobs. For assistance with the application, call 561-242-6515 or 561-242-6512. Bus driver job fair set Sept. 8

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7 By Richard Marion The Sun Glades Central pulled off a comeback against Oakleaf, winning 32-25, bringing the Raiders to a 1-1 record for the year. Next theyll face the tough Dwyer Panthers in a home game on Sept. 7. The Panthers are coming off a 30-13 loss to Atlantic. The Glades Day Gators bounced back from their loss against Benjamin in the sea son opener with a dominating 41-10 win against district foe Community School of Naples. Now the Gators are preparing to host their rst home game of the season on Sept. 7 against the Kings Academy Lions. The Lions are coming off two impressive victories over St. John Paul II Academy and John Carroll Catholic and should be a tough test for the Gators. Coming off their bye week, the Pa hokee Blue Devils will face the Atlantic Eagles in Pahokee on Sept. 7. Atlantic is coming off a win against the Dwyer Pan thers in which their defense dominated the Panthers offense for the entire game. The stout Atlantic defensive line vs. the potent Blue Devil running game should make for one heck of a ballgame in the muck. The Moore Haven Terriers got their season started with a win against Lake Placid last week. The Terriers held off a late rally by Lake Placid to win 14-6. Now theyll enjoy a bye week while keeping an eye on what their next opponent, the Neumann Celtics, do in their game against Gateway Charter this week. The Okeechobee Brahmans have a bye week to recover from back-to-back blowout losses after falling to Lake Wales 46-6. Okeechobee has shown ashes on of fense, but the Brahmans defense has been torn apart in both games theyve played in 2018. This could be just because of bad timing in having to face two high-powered offens es back to back, but it could also be due to the fact that the team has struggled to get on the eld to practice due to inclement weather. The bad news: Clewiston has dropped its rst two games of the year after losing 30-10 to Monsignor Pace. The good news: Neither loss was to a district rival. The young Tigers team has the chance to gain some more experience before fac ing the majority of their district foes later in the season. Next, theyll face the La belle Cowboys at home on Sept. 7. LaBelle comes into the game with a 2-0 record. Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner Glades Central High Schools football schedule had to be revised in accordance to the School District of Palm Beach County mandate as a result of the Palm Beach Cen tral incident. Below is the revised schedule. Please pay special attention to the start times for each game. Aug. 24 University School 7 p.m. Aug. 31 Oakleaf High School 7 p.m. Sept. 7 Dwyer High School 6 p.m. Sept. 14 Open Sept. 21 Clewiston High School 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 Cocoa High School 6 p.m. Oct. 5 Lake Worth 6 p.m. Oct. 12 Boynton Beach High School 6 p.m. Oct. 19 American Heritage Delray Homecoming 6 p.m. Oct. 26 Cardinal Newman High School 6 p.m. Nov. 3 Pahokee High School 5 p.m. Jessie Hester head football coach Melanie Bolden-Morris principal William Durgin athletic administrator Dennis Knabb athletic director Khadeidra Fletcher assistant athletic di rector GCHS 2018 Football Schedule Special to The Sun The Glades Central High School (GCHS) Raiders will play the William T. Dwyer High School Panthers on Friday, Sept. 7. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Admission is $6 (pre-sale tickets will not be sold). Ticket booths open at 4:45 p.m. To ensure the safety of ALL supporters, it is asked that you adhere to the following mandated procedures: Only clear bags will be permitted entry into any high school stadium. This includes purses or anything similar to a purse (i.e., clutch or wristlet). The only exception will be diaper bags. All bags will be subject to search. There will be no entry into games after the second-half kickoff. Tickets will continue to be sold through halftime, but sales will halt once halftime has concluded. There is no re-entry. If you exit the sta dium, you cannot return. Loitering is prohibited outside of sta dium gates or in the parking lots before, during or after the game. Once spectators leave a game, they must leave the school campus. All schools will move to 6 p.m. for home games whenever possible for the du ration of the football season. Anyone plan ning to attend football games at any district high school should check with the schools to verify start times. No outside food or beverages may be brought into the event. Unruly conduct, disruptive behavior, or use of profane, obscene or abusive language of any type will result in immediate removal from the event. In the event of an emergency, follow all instructions provided by law enforcement or school staff. GCHS advises public of new procedures Special to The Sun The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Palm Beach County. All classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and all bowhunting equip ment they have. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satises bowhunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. The traditional bowhunting course will be held on Sept. 15 from 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. in Palm Beach County. The specic location for this class will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs region al ofce in West Palm Beach at 561-6255122. Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County Football around the lake

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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 Special to INI Florida On Aug. 15, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez and Executive Director Ernie Marks joined the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James to highlight some of the major Everglades restoration projects targeted at reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges to the northern estuaries. Additional participants included U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Atlantic Division Director of Programs Alvin Lee and USACE Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, the deputy district commander for South Florida. The assistant secretary and Army Corps are committed, just as we are at SFWMD, to getting these major projects approved, funded and built to realize their bene ts for the Everglades and citizens of the state of Florida, said SFWMD Chairman Fernandez. We are grateful to him for his time here in South Florida to see what is being done to address the current high water emergency and ultimately get the water right with these restoration projects. This board believes in this crucial partnership and invites Secretary James or any other member of the Army Corps or other involved federal agencies for future opportunities to see how these massive projects bene cially impact the lives of South Floridians. The SFWMD and USACE tour included: C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) in Martin County. SFWMD expects to nish building the STA by next year, and USACE expects to complete the reservoir by 2020. The reservoir and STA will store and treat 50,000 acre-feet of local basin runoff, reducing freshwater ows to the St. Lucie Estuary and improving water quality. Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir, which is scheduled to be completed in 2022. This reservoir will have the capacity to store 170,000 acre-feet of water, or 55 billion gallons, to reduce estuary releases during the wet season and provide fresh water that the estuary needs during the dry season. Kissimmee River Restoration Project, which the USACE expects to complete by 2020. This project restores more than 40 square miles of the river and its oodplain, including 20,000 acres of wetlands and 44 miles of historic river channel. It will restore the historic ow pattern to a large portion of the river, help slow down the ow of water to Lake Okeechobee and improve habitat for hundreds of species of birds, sh and other wildlife. Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir, which would store 240,000 acre-feet of water and treat it to meet stringent state water quality standards before it ows south to the Everglades. The EAA Storage Reservoir is currently awaiting authorization from Congress as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. Caulkins Water Farm, which is a public-private partnership between SFWMD and the Caulkins Citrus Company. The project, built on a 3,200-acre former citrus grove in western Martin County, stores stormwater runoff from the C-44 Canal that would otherwise ow into the St. Lucie Estuary. In addition, Mr. James and the other of cials toured two components of Gov. Rick Scotts Restoration Strategies Plan that improve Everglades water quality. The components toured include the recently completed L-8 Flow Equalization Basin that will improve the performance of STA-1 East and STA-1 West and an expansion of STA-1 West that is scheduled to be completed this December. I am committed to securing state funding for building these projects, which are part of the long-term solution to better manage water in South Florida for the people who live here and our unique ecosystems, said SFWMD Director Marks. Working as partners, following the existing plan and by securing state and federal funding, we can get these important projects completed and start realizing their bene ts. CITY OF BELLE GLADEMARINA CASHIER $11.64 P/HR PT/TEMP Rotating Weekend and Evening SERVICE TECHNICIAN II $11.20 P/HR Able to lift 35 lbs. VALID CDL B MECHANIC I $14.79 P/HR Able to lift 35 lbs. VALID CDL B MECHANIC III $18.16 P/HR Able to lift 35 lbs. VALID CDL A ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling RECREATION FACILITIES COORDINATOR $19.95 P/HR Valid FDL AA/Pass Level 2 Crim.Bckgrnd. VALID DL HR Dept 110 Dr. MLK JR. BLVD W. Belle Glade, FL 33430 FAX: 561-993-1813 Applications: www.bellegladegov.com Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562 Anabel Miranda (863) 228 6296 EspaolCurt Thompson (863) 677-1064 (863) 983-8559 528 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL See our other listings at www.rawlsrealestate.comCLEWISTON HOMES / MOBILE HOMES 4/3.5 Large lot w/pool 1205 Pinewood $439,9K 2/2 MH 551 Fleetwood St. $55K Reduced 53,9K 2/2 Condo Bass Capitol #704 Reduced $102.9K 3/2 800 W. Alverdez Ave $170K 3/1 Cottage Style, updated 420 W. Circle $139K $119,9K 825 S.Quebrada 3/2, granite upgrades $195K RENT ALS RESIDENTI AL / C OMMERCIAL 2BR/1BA, (1) Unit, 550 S. Lopez., $650 mo 2 BR/1BA 527 W. Haiti Ave. $1050. mo ACRE AGE L A N D & LOTS MOOR E H AV EN / L AKE P O R T / L AKE P L ACI D 2/2 Lake Access 1075 Lowry Ln CBS $174,9K 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd. 5 acres with pond $349,9K 2/2 121 Parkview Dr. Lake Placid $120K 4/2 w/lrg. fam. room, 457 Ave. N $164,9K Res. Lot 402 Pinecrest, Moore Haven $7K 6 Buildable lots available in Sky Valley, Clewiston Starting at $19K 2755 Milum Dr. Lakeport, 3.18 ac. Lake Access, waterfront, MAKE OFFER! $175K 28 ac. Hwy 27 Frontage $16K per acre, Venus, FL 77 ac. $11,5K per acre, Venus, FL (great hunting) 10 ac. $12.5K per acre, Venus, FL (weekend retreat) 901 Yacht Club Way $8,9K Moore Haven Lots Starting at $10K 20 Acres Hwy 80 Frontage $18.5K per acre COMMERCIAL / INVESTMENT PROPERT Y lndustrial Park 3013 C.R. 835 (Open storage and Warehouse) Call for details 516 E Sugarland Hwy $59,9K $139,9K .55ac. W. Sagamore $179,9K 4/2.5 1519 Daniels Rd., Moore Haven 5 ac with pond $349,9k Federal of cials tour Everglades restoration projects Special to INI Florida/SFWMD(From left) USACE Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James, SFWMD Executive Director Ernie Marks and USACE South Atlantic Division Director of Programs Alvin Lee stand in front of an SFWMD helicopter before taking an aerial tour of major restoration projects underway throughout the region.

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9 Help Wanted: REPORTERe Okeechobee News seeks a full or part-time reporter to cover crime, courts, and government, as well as some investigative reporting in Okeechobee County and surrounding areas. Please email resum and writing samples to kelsken@newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time A.Duda & Sons A.Duda & Sons has a great opportunity for the following positions at its Moore Haven and LaBelle Farms. Looking for a dependable team player. Truck Driver (no CDL required) Tractor Drivers Ranch hands Forklift Operator Mechanic Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/back ground screening. Apply in person: A. Duda & Sons 3635 North US 27 Moore Haven, FL 33471 OR A.Duda & Sons 12250 S. SR 29 Felda, FL 33930 Gate #4 Central County Water Drainage District is looking to hire a Highway Maintenance Tech. Duties include, Operating basic highway main repair and clean highways and right-of-ways; Moves and loads supplies and materials; route markers, and pavement markings; Performs emergency response activities sures, placement of signs, and erecting bar ricades; minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections; Performs miscellaneous labor tasks; Performs job documentation Performs related job duties as assigned. Cleans debris from roadways and right a ways. Must possess a valid and clean,drivers license and clean background check. Applications may be picked up at Central County Water Drainage District, 475 S. Cab bage Palm Street, Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440. R oo ng R oo ng Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a Field Technician Applications will be received at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time District Manager (F/T), Clewiston Coun ty Water Control District, Hendry Coun ty, FLCentral County Water Control District (CCWCD) a Florida water control district, seeks applicants for the position of District Manager (DM). The position of DM is a highly skilled managerial position, requiring an established ability to provide a supervision to employees of CCWCD and implement the policies of CCWCDs Board of Supervisors. This employee must have knowledge to supervise and direct employees pertaining to work in a Florida water control district related to reclamation, drainage, irrigation, water control works, and recreational facilities and services. The position requires general knowledge of heavy-duty equipment, and construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, drainage ditches, culverts, and recreational facilities. EEO/ADA lege/experience equivalent in a supervisory capacity at a Florida water control district. Completion of Florida Association of Special or ability to complete within one year of employment preferred. 401(k), PTO, and more. ing 863/983-5797. All applications must be information, please visit CCWCDFL.com and contact John Fumero, District Attorney, at \030\031\024\022\034\033\025\020\032\024\024\027\021\003 Employment Full Time Miller Shore Management, LLC is hiring 108 farmwork ers to plant and cut sugarcane crops in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, FL for a temporary period starting on 09/24/2018 and ending on 01/01/2019. The wages offered are the highest of $1129/hr. or applicable piece rates. Two (2) months verifiable work experience har vesting sugarcane is required. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Drug testing and background checks may occur during the interview process, and will be conducted at the sole discretion and expenses of the employer. Workers must be able to lift and carry 70lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employ er guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for work ers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Work force Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10747331. Employment Part Time RCMA is hiring! Substitute Teachers are responsible for assisting with daily activities in the classroom under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Desired Qualifications: HS diploma/ GED/DCF 45 hours preferred. Email resume to sherri@rcma.org EOE Employer 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. 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Public Notice Public Notice *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation ProjectBids will be received by the District One Office until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 for the following Proposals: E1R89 BDI Sidewalk Repair in Hendry County. Budget Amount: $20,000.00 E1R91-R0 Canal Cleaning and Reshaping in Glades and Hendry Counties. Budget Amount: $120,000.00 Z1065-R0 Pre-Event Traffic Signal Repair District-Wide. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 282409 CN 8/309/6/2018 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS REHABILITATION OF ONE (1) HOME RFP #2018-Disaster-1 Thatcher Rebid The 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 qualified (per Florida Statutes Section 287) firms to rehabilitate one (1) homes at 829 Thatcher Boulevard in Glades County, Florida. This projects will be undertaken as part of the Glades County SHIP Program. Contractors must be qualified to bid on SHIP projects. If not pre-qualified, the Contractors Application Documents may be obtained from the SHIP Administrator or http://www.myglades.com/ departments/community services/ship.php The application for Contractors must be turned in before prebid meeting. 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. The specifications and requirements informational package which governs this request must be obtained from Cindy Ricker, SHIP Administrator, 500 Avenue J (P.O. Box 1527) Moore Haven FL 33471 Phone 863-946-6124. EMAIL cricker@myglades.com. A mandatory meeting and contractor review of this projects will be held on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the SHIP Office located in the Glades Court House at 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL, 33471. Any firm not represented at this meeting will not be able to bid. All potential bidders must be in the Conference Room no later than 10:00 a.m. in order to participate in these RFPs. Due date/time: September 21st, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EST. All responses (7 copies) shall be placed in separate, sealed envelopes with the titles clear ly indicated on the outside: GLADES COUNTY SHIP PROGRAM RFP #2018-Disaster-1 Thatcher, with delivery to the SHIP Administrator and which must be received at the SHIP Administrators office at 500 Avenue J. Moore Haven FL 33471 no later than the response deadline of 2:00 p.m. EST on September 21st, 2018. RFPs received after such time will not be accept ed 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. All questions should be directed to Cindy Ricker, SHIP Administrator, 500 Avenue J, (P.O. Box 1527) Moore Haven FL 33471 Phone 863-946-6124. EMAIL cricker@myglades.com. It is anticipated that the qualified responses to this RFP will be considered and a decision on the selection of a qualified responder will be made by the BoCC. The County reserves the right to reject any or all responses in its sole discretion. The County also reserves the right to waive irregularities and technicalities, to re-advertise for additional responses, and to select the responder, who, in the BoCCs sole opinion, is in the best interests of Glades County. Glades County does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or marital status. Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing. 284388 GCD ON 9/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2017-CA-000536 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI CATE TRUST 2000-1 Plaintiff(s), vs. GRACIETA ALVAREZ; CARLOS L. HERRING; GRACIELA ALVAREZ; MARY HARKER; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE; W S BADCOCK CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GRACIETA ALVAREZLast known address 693 Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Previous address 1782 Melissa Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 310 N. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 129 N. Pearl St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 GRACIELA ALVAREZLast known address 693 Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Previous address 1782 Melissa Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 310 N. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 129 N. Pearl St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: The Southeast One-Quarter of the Southeast One-Quarter of the Southeast One Quarter of the Northeast One-Quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an Easement for an Access Road on the South 40 Feet Thereof, Subject to an Easement for Access Road of the East 40 Feet Thereof, Also known as Lot 5319 and 5320 in Montura Ranch Estates Unrecorded. : and that certain 1999 Meri, Mobile Home Serial Number(s):FLHML3B127320467A, FLHML3B127320467B. Property address: 310 N Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 21st day of August, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 283255 CN 8/30;9/6/2018 NOTICE OF ELECTION, ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given the the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding their Annual Meeting and Election on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The District will be open for voting from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse located at 255 North Hacienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewsiton, Florida. After the polls close for voting, the votes will be tabulated and the results announced at the annual meeting that will be held at 3:30 p.m., or immediately after the votes are tabulated, which ever occurs later. The Districts regular monthly meeting will be held immediately after the annual meeting is adjourned. The annual meeting and regular meeting will be held at the Montura Ranc Estates Clubhouse at the above address. The purpose of the annual meeting is: to discuss the work performed during other business properly coming before the board. The regular meeting is to conduct the regular monthly business of the District. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Voters in the supervisors election must present a picture I.D. to properly order to qualify to vote, you must own land in the District AND have paid your District assessments for the last year. Also, if you have paid your assessments for the District within 30 days prior to the election, please be prepared to present a receipt for payment of assessments prior to casting a vote in the election. Also, if you have acquired title to real property in the District within the past 30 days prior to the election and your name is proof of land ownership prior to voting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, that person will need record of the proceeding and may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tesitmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERKS OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE(5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT LEGAL NOTICEThe City Commission for the City of Pahokee, Florida will hold a public hear ing to consider the adoption of the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading: ORDINANCE NO. 201803 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, REPEALING SECTION 2-272(6) OF THE CODE OF LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, PROVIDING FOR THE WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR PROCUREMENTS WHERE THE FUNDING SOURCE FOR THE PROJECT MAY BE JEOPARDIZED BY THE LENGTH OF THE NORMAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 201804 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING THE PARKING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES IN RESI DENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS, INCLUDING THE CORE DISTRICT; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 201805 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 17-216 OF THE CODE OF LAWS AND ORDI NANCES OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, PROVIDING FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF CITY NOISE ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFI CERS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE OF ORDINANC ES, AND EFFECTIVE DATE. The City Commission will conduct the public hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter can be heard, at the City Commission Chamber, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, Florida 33476. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. For additional information, please contact Nylene Clarke, Interim City Clerk at (561) 924-5534. CITY OF PAHOKEE NYLENE CLARKE INTERIM CITY CLERK 285516 SUN 9/5/2018 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 Notice Calling For Bids on Custodial Duties of County Facilities A request for bids from a contractor or individual interested in a contracted Custodian position consisting of general cleaning duties for Glades County facilities. A position summary of the duties and essential functions may be obtained by calling Notice is hereby given that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as for the above services. Bids shall be submitted to Gabriand shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the received shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place. The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process without disclosure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall not result in accrual of any right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccessful bidder against the Glades County Board of County Commissioners. calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Public Notice Public Notice SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLANNotice is hereby given that pursuant to The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on August 21, 2018, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed includes one (1) project in the Big Cypress Reservation, two (2) projects in the Brighton Reservation, and one (1) project in the Hollywood Reservation: Big Cypress Reservation 1) Cowbone Canal Emergency Outlet; Brighton Reservation 1) UFA 3 (8 water well) and 2) B Pump Relocation; Hollywood Reservation 1) Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10 and 4 water wells. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Amendment or submit a writ ten request for a copy of the Amendment by either of the following methods: 1) Submitting a written request to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 2) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. Such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Amendment. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 283967 GCD 9/6/2018 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on August 21, 2018, the 1st Amendment to the 32nd Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed includes one (1) project in the Big Cypress Reservation, two (2) projects in the Brighton Reservation, and one (1) project in the Hollywood Reservation: Big Cypress Reservation 1) Cowbone Canal Emergency Outlet; Brighton Reservation 1) UFA 3 (8 water well) and 2) B Pump Relocation; Hollywood Reservation 1) Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10 and 4 water wells. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Amendment or submit a writ ten request for a copy of the Amendment by either of the following methods: 1) Submitting a written request to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; or 2) Submitting an electronic request at permits@sfwmd.gov. Such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Amendment. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 283965 CN 9/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL ADVERTISMENT City of South Bay Request for Proposals Mosquito Control Services (RFP No. 2018-04) The City of South Bay will be accepting sealed proposals (RFP No. 2018-04) for City wide Mosquito Control Services. Proposal Packets outlining the specifications are available from the City of South Bay located at 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493, during regular business hours, or on the Citys website at www.southbaycity.com. Sealed proposals must be submitted to the South Bay City Clerks office no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. The proposals will be opened and publicly read on September 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at South Bay City Chambers 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493. All interested parties are invited to attend. Jessica Figueroa, City Clerk 285313 CGS 9/6/2018 Glades County Request for Bids To Rebuild the Muse Fire Dept. All bids must be received no later than 4:00 pm Oct. 3, 2018 in the Glades County Mangers 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 MUSE FIRE DEPT. For further information and details Contact Bob Jones Glades County Public safety 863 946 0566 Glades County Board of County Commissioners Reserve the right to reject any or part of all bids Glades Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to choose only Portions of the Bid 284701 CN 9/6,13,20,27/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICEThe public is hereby notified that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on September 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Clewiston City Hall is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. The City of Clewiston is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Debbie McNeil, Code Enforcement Officer 284358 CN 9/6/2018 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICTNotice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual Landowners Meeting of the East Beach Water Control District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 8:30 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years, 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, 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 made. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least five (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Roger Hatton, President 279479 SUN 8/30;9/6/2018

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September 6, 2018 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11 Administr ation of Estates Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 18-CP-000085IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN PERRY SMITH, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Calvin Perry Smith, deceased, whose date of death was June 23, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attomey are set fo1th below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedents Estate on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Comt WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the 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 SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE 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 23rd, 2018. Personal Representative: Adele E. Smith 18140 Riverchase Court Alva, FL 33920 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kevin A. Kyle Attorney for Adele E. Smith Florida Bar Number: 980595 GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP 1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33919 Telephone: (239) 936-7200 Fax: (239) 936-7997 E-Mail: kevinkyle@gskattorneys.com 280747 CN 8/30;9/6/2018 Administr ation of Estates Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP 2018-040IN RE: ESTATE OF HAPPY JONES Deceased. PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Happy Jones, deceased, whose date of death was April 8, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Flor ida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal 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 30th, 2018. Personal Representative: Joletta Kay John-Carney 6350 N. 33rd Street Hollywood, FL 33024 Jocelyn K. Skipper SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-1549 Florida Bar No. 0118430 E-Mail Address: jocelyn@heartlandlaw.com 282700 GCD 8/30;9/6/2018 Fa rm Services Offered Palmetto Berries Cash for berries at the plant. We can help gather up the berries. Call Palmetto Joe at 239-867-8156 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLEWISTON TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on on 09/17/2018 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 2007 NISS 1N4AL21E67N466603 2005 DODGE 1D4GP45R15B429753 285261 CN 9/06/2018 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, September 14th 2018 At 9:00 am at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida Property of: Cynthia Moreno: Washer, Livingroom Suite, Microwave, Dinette Set and Bags. Property of: Jeffrey Tate: Christmas Decorations, Bikes, Boxes Miscellaneous Items. Property of: Bobby Brown: Washer & Dryer, T.V., Headboard & FT Board. Property of: Bobby Wright: Toys, Clothes, Boxes & Bins. 284613 SUN 9/6,13/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE To whom it may concern, The Glades County Sher cow in the Muse area. The claimed by the owner(s). Please contact Detective Sergeant Daryl Sherley at 863-946-1600 ext. 2111 if you have any information or to retrieve the cow. AD 283708 GCD 08/30, 9/6/2018 Fictitious Name FICTITIOUS NAMELet it be known that VFW Riders Group, P.O. Box 738, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 has filed for a fictitious name with the state of Florida on or before August 1, 2018. 284627 GCD 9/6,13/2018 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Shelby Suzanne Mitchell Beautique business at 122 S. W.C. Owen Ave., Florida, under the fictitious name of Shelbys Beautique and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Shelby Suzanne Mitchell 122 S. W.C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Shelbys Beautique is as follows: Shelby Suzanne Mitchell 122 S. W.C. Owen Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Shelbys Beautique under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida Acts of 1991. Emma Petre DATE: 8/28/2018 284619 CN/ 9/6/2018 Apartments BELLE GLADE 2Bdrm., 1Ba. plus bonus room. $675 mo. No pets. 305487-2850 Now Renting Sugar Country Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 626 West Avenue SW, Moore Haven occupy new affordable units, starting at $499 for 1BR and $624 for 2BR apartments plus electric. Water, sewer and trash are included in rent. Income limits apply. Energy Star appliances, central heat and air, decorator window treatments. Phone 863-9466600 or email sugarcountryapts@ centurylink.net for a rental application. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider 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. A PARTMENT SITE (8 units) Near river. Walk to school. Townhouses or Rental Apartments. Call owner for details 863-673-5071 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... Special to INI Florida The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released answers to a few questions the public has been raising about the recent change in regulations that now requires harvesters of saw palmetto berries to get permits before offering Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17. They require, for a landowner harvesting palmetto berries for sale from his own property, that a Native Plant Harvesting Permit (no fee required) be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. The permit application must be submitted 14 days prior to the intended date of harvest. A contract harvester of palmetto berries on public or private land must possess written permission from the landowner or his legal representative prior to harvest, as well as a Native Plant Harvesting Permit from the department prior to harvest. Any person transporting for sale, selling, or offering for sale saw palmetto berries, which were harvested from the persons own property, must possess a Native Plant Harvesting Permit from the department. If found by law enforcement of cials to not meet these requirements above, the harvester or person transporting for sale, selling, or offering for sale saw palmetto berries may be charged with a misdemeanor. The illegally harvested berries will be con scated and returned to the owner. If the owner cannot be located, the berries will be destroyed. Question: Do you need multiple permits for each property youll be harvesting on? Answer: No, you can just list the multiple properties on one permit, attaching a separate sheet and listing the properties there, if necessary. Question: Do you need multiple harvesting permits for each person harvesting berries? Answer: No, you can simply list the people on one permit in the space provided and make a copy for each person listed. Question: What if there are too many people to list in the space provided that will be harvesting? Answer: Simply list whoever will be in charge, for instance the supervisors/crew leaders, so that they may vouch for those picking under them. Q: Do you need a permit if you are harvesting on your own land? Answer: Yes, if you plan to transport and sell the berries. Question: Do you need letters of permission for each property? Answer: Yes; however, if one person owns multiple properties, then they can just list those multiple properties on their one letter of permission for that individual. Question: Does a buyer, transporter or processor need a harvesting permit? Answer: No. The only exception is if they are also the property owner of land where the berries are being harvested. Question: Are buyers, transporters or processors required to carry copies of the permits and permission letters from the people they purchase berries from? Answer: The buyers, transporters and processors must have the written permission letters in their immediate possession at all times; however, the buyers, transporters and processors are not required to have a permit. Question: What if you get permission to harvest on another property after you have already sent in your permit? Answer: Make a copy of your current permit and send it in along with the permission letter for the new property. Question: What is the cost of the permit? Answer: There is no cost for this permit. Question: Can you harvest on state or public land? Answer: You should contact the state, county or city authorities for permission to harvest from public lands. Currently, the Florida Forest Service is not giving permission to harvest from Florida Forest Service properties. However, if access is received, you must have written permission from the agency. Question: How do you identify the property that you will be harvesting from on the application? Answer: You can either provide the Section, Township, Range (STR), Latitude /Longitude (Lat/Long) coordinates, parcel numbers, address for the property, or print out a map showing the outline of the property obtained from the property appraisers website. If using STR or Lat/Long coordinates, a description of the location for those coordinates should be included. Question: How long does it take to process the permit application? Answer: Review of the application may take up to 14 days depending upon the information provided. Question: Can you start harvesting prior to obtaining a permit? Answer: No, you must have the permit and written permissions on your person while harvesting. Question: Is there any documentation needed for berries entering/exiting Florida? Answer: Shipments should be accompanied by a bill of lading or similar document. This would include name and address of the shipper or consignor, name and physical address of the receiver or consignee, a description of the plants or products in the shipment, the place and state of origin, and nally the ultimate destination if different from receiver or consignee. Palmetto berry rules draw questions

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12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2018 Purchase Tickets: www.bidpal.net/duelingpianos2018 Electa Waddell 863-983-2735 ewaddell@hrmc.us Special to The Sun/ GES Gove Elementary awarded Everglades Champion School It was another Glowing Green Year at Gove Elementary. Through team effort from students, families, the school and the community, Gove Elemen tary School received another grant plus recognition from the Everglades Foundation as a 2018 Gold Level Everglades Champion School. Shown are Green Team members Ellen Smith, Shelly Miller, Gayle Zavala and Bridget Lutz, Goves volunteer extraordinaire, Florencio Zavala, and school Princi pal Kim Thomasson. By Camber Pope Glades Day FFA reporter This year on Aug. 24 and 25, there were three lucky student ofcers from Glades Day FFA who attended the Chapter Presidents Conference in Orlando. Peyton Pelham, Leena Bolanos and Camber Pope along with their advisor, Kalyn Hartley, had a blast learning ways they can improve their chap ter as they made their mark advocating for agriculture. Throughout that weekend, they attended several workshops where they developed leadership skills to benet their chapter. Some of the workshops they attended, just to name a few, were: Inclusion/diversi ty, How to Run a Meeting, Community Service and Science of Utilizing Social Media. These workshops prepared them to lead their organization in a positive and impacting way throughout the thrilling year ahead. Through this and other events, Glades Day FFA is striving to meet the FFA Mission, which states, FFA makes a positive differ ence in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, per sonal growth and career success through agricultural education. Glades Day FFA off to a remarkable school year! Special to The Sun/ Courtesy photo FFA student ofcers Peyton Pelham, Camber Pope and Leena Bolanos at tended the Chapter Presidents Con ference in Orlando.