Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Sandra Glass Dies At 73

Sandra R. Glass, age 73, of Clewiston, passed away December 1, 2016 in Sarasota. She was born June 24, 1943 in Henderson, KY, to the late Jesse Reeder and the late Hazel Marie (Wotring) Reeder.

She is survived by her son: Alfie M. Tounjian (Tommie Jo), daughter: Toni M. McDaniel (Bobby), grandchildren, David Pavey, Candace Miller, Devon Tounjian and great grandchildren , Blake Pavey, Emmett Pavey and baby Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11:00 am at Saint Margaret's Catholic Church, Clewiston with Father Jiobani Batista officiating. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Myers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Margaret's Catholic Church, 208 North Dean Duff Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440 or the Salvation Army.

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Lawyer Contests Florida Presidential Election Vote

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Florida joined the list of states where voters have contested the results of the presidential election and requested a hand recount of the paper ballots. Filed in the 2nd Circuit Court in Leon County, FL, by attorneys from Clint Curtis & Associates, the complaint asserts that if the presidential votes had been counted properly, Hillary Clinton would have prevailed in Florida and received its twenty-nine Electoral Votes. 

In support of this contention, the lawsuit makes a number of allegations that call into question the integrity of the vote count—malfunctioning of election voting equipment, legal voters being turned away at the polls, requested absentee ballots that were never mailed, and even Donald Trump’s assertion that tens of thousands of illegal votes were counted. The allegations are supported both by voter complaints and by affidavits by some of the nation’s leading computer scientists with expertise in electronic voting systems.

The complaint states that large and persistent disparities between official results and projections by opinion polling, exit polls, and predictive turnout models also cast suspicion on the reliability of the results. Going into Election Day, all these sources confidently predicted that Hillary Clinton would win Florida by a margin of approximately half-a-million votes. Real-time estimates based on actual turnout continued to project Clinton as the winner throughout the day on Election Day. These kinds of disparities have historically been cited to challenge the results of elections—both here in the U.S. and abroad.

The complaint also asserts that the number of uncounted, or invalid, votes in Florida’s 2016 presidential race more than doubled compared to 2008 and 2012, based on official reports by the Florida Dept. of State. More than 160,000 Florida voters in 2016 did not have their vote in the presidential race counted. Election experts consider such excessive invalid vote rates as markers for election problems, such as equipment malfunctions, human error, or possible tampering.

Even more startling was the revelation that one of Florida’s main election vendors was attacked by hackers prior to the election. This vendor provides election services, including the electronic voter identification system, voter database management, and turnout reporting, to 63 of Florida’s 67 counties. The complaint asks that the voter databases and electronic poll books be impounded to preserve evidence.

The complaint was filed Friday, Dec. 2, by attorney Sylvain R. Robitaille, the managing Florida partner of Clint Curtis & Associates, (407) 384-3120, law@clintcurtis.com.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Tina Jim Dies At 47

Tina L. Jim, age 47, of Clewiston, passed away December 1, 2016 in Ruskin. She was born Dec. 24, 1968 in Clewiston, FL, to Louis Dixie Jim, Sr. and the late Ruth (Osceola) Jim.

She is survived by her daughter: Jade Jim, father: Louis Dixie Jim, Sr., brother: Charlie Cypress three sisters: Rosie Jim, Jennifer Jim and Kaniah Jim, grandchildren, Jaiden Washington, Jaiven Washington, Cyrus Washington, Ka'Jax Casius, Jada Casius; aunt, Mabel Jim; aunt, Violet Jim; uncle, Stevie Jim; uncle, Noah Jim and cousin, Lenny Jim. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Osceola Jim, sister, Penny Lee Jimmie and brother, Louis Dixie Jim, Jr.

A graveside service was held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:00 am at Big Cypress Cemetery, Big Cypress Reservation with Dr. Arlen J. Payne officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at Big Cypress Cemetery, Big Cypress Reservation, FL.

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

David Keith Akins Dies At 59

David Keith Akins, age 59, of Moore Haven, passed away December 1, 2016 in Clewiston.

He was born Sep. 4, 1957 in Clewiston, FL, to the late Jack Swan and the late Doris Evelyn (Williams) Akins. He served in the United States Army from 15 Jan 76 to 12 Jan 79. He worked for Glades Gas for a couple years, then worked along his best friend, Wayne Pullen, who owns Pullen Air Conditioning as an installer and repairman.

David leaves behind his loving sister; Aletris Farnam and her husband Carl of Moore Haven, brother; Michael Stinson and his wife Barbara of Newell, Alabama, aunt; Mabel Teal of Moore Haven and uncle; Bill Varnadoe of Okeechobee. David was loving, caring man who will be missed dearly by his family and close friends.

Celebration of David's life will be held in Ortona Cemetery's Pavilion at 11 a.m. December 5 where Pastor Charley Watts will officiate, and visitation will be one hour before also held at the cemetery,

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Christmas Programs At Assembly Of God

LABELLE, FL. --  December 18th, LaBelle Assembly of God will have a day of Christmas events. At 9:45 a.m. Pastor Avery will have Christmas Message. David Miller Jr. Will have a solo, and Kathy Avery will lead worship in all the excitement of the Christmas Season.

On December 18th at 11:00 a.m the musical, “The Baby That Brought Amazing Grace” by Katherine Avery will be presented at, LaBelle Assembly of God. This shows the amazing love God has for this world and God’s great humility coming to this world as a helpless little baby. God becoming one of us to show us by His great example how to live in a world that needs love so badly. 

The youth will be a part of this program as Joseph & Mary come to the front to kneel at the manger. Shepherds coming to bow at the birth of this baby. Some of the songs will be, “We Are The Reason, ” “Silent Night,” “The King Is coming,” “O Holy Night, “How Great Thou Art” and more. 

The last event is Christmas Caroling at 6:00 p.m. we will go to areas and sing Christmas music we will meet at LaBelle Assembly, dress warm. We load up on a long flatbed trailer.

LaBelle Assembly Of God is located at 135 Fraser Avene across from the Edward Upthegrove Elementary school. For more information call 675 - 0900.  

Everyone is welcome to all or any of the events.

Pictured cast of Christmas Musical “The baby That Brought Amazing Grace”
Top row left to Right: Clifford Avery, David Miller, Julie Wilkins, Henry Avery, Richard Robinson Jonathan Chezim , Brandon Helmlinger,
Second row: Jean Gery, Kathy Avery, Jacqueline Wilkins, Kitty Bryce, Michael Millan, Maria Millan
First row: Oscar Chezim Patrick Hyde, not pictured David Miller Jr. And Wayne Wilkins.

Photograph by Mary Robinson