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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date: February 1, 2007
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, February 1, 2007 Volume 80, Number 33


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Lion's Club sponsors
new members
Moore Haven Lion's Club
will be sponsoring a uiember-
ship and fundraiser drive on
Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Moore
Haven City Park from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. "Come out and see
what the Lion's Club is all about
and see how you can help your
community. Lion's Club mem-
bers will be serving free hot
dogs, cakes and cookies!
Come join us!
Free HIV
testing planned
Hendry County Health
Department, 1140 Pratt Boule-
vard (LaBelle) and 1100
Olympia (Clewiston), and
Glades County Health Depart-
ment, 956 Hwy. 27 S.W (Moore
Haven, will offer free HIV test-
ing for anyone on Wednesday,
Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until
noon and from 1 until 4:30 p.m.
in observance of National Black
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get
educated. Get tested.
Center presents
mystery program
The Firehouse Cultural Cen-
ter will present "Southern Fried
Murder" by Billy St. John on
Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 15-18, at 7
p.m. There will be two Sunday
matinee shows to be held on
Feb. 11 and 18, at 2 p.m. Admis-
sion price is $10 with reserva-
tion and $12 without. Credit
cards are accepted for tickets.
Call (863) 675-3066 for reserva-
tions and information.
Get Up, Get Out, Get
Active continues!
Here's another chance to
get active: Step Up, Florida! in
Glades County. Step Up is a
statewide activity that will see
events happening in all of
Florida's 67 counties. Friday,
Feb. 2, is Step Up, Glades! In
addition to activities at the
schools everyone is invited to
join us for a Bridge Walk start-
ing at 3 p.m. If you haven't
walked the bridge it is a lot of
fun and great exercise. For
more information call Mary
Ruth at (863) 674-4056 Ext
127 or Angelica at (863)946-
0707 Ext 209.

Sour Orange
Festival to be held
The Lakeport Sour Orange
Festival will be held on Satur-
day, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until
3 p.m. There will be entertain-
ment with music, dancing, pie
eating contest, games for chil-
dren and lots of good food as
well as some exhibits. There
will also be a dessert cook-off.
For information call (863) 946-
0905 or (863) 227-4323.

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Index
Classifieds ...... .19-23
Obituaries ..........2
Opinion ....... ... .4
School ............ .9
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Storter family honored


Long-time residnets
named Family of the
Year by festival

By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
ORTONA The J. C. and
Donna Storter Long Family have
been named the Ortona Family
of the Year. Each year, the


Ortona Cane Grinding Festival
bestows the First Family honor
on a family known for its contri-
butions not only to the Ortona
community but to Glades Coun-
ty as well.
The traditional Family of the
Year plaque will be presented to
the Longs at the Ortona Cane
Grinding Festival this Saturday,
Feb. 3 at the Larry Luckey Indi-
an Mound Park.
The Storter Family goes back


a long time, all the way back to
the early 1920s when Donna's
father, Vance Storter, came to
Ortona as a child with his grand-
parents, Tom and Mandy
Williams, following the death of
his mother. At this time, Ortona
was known as Chai Hai, pro-
nounced as Shy-High.
Donna is the granddaughter
of Rob Storter, a Collier County
pioneer whose book, "Crackers
in the Glades," has won exten-


sive acclaim. The book is partic-
ularly known for its original
illustrations, which are all repro-
ductions of Mr. Storter's primi-
tive artwork depicting the
Glades where he spent his
entire life.
In the 2006 election, Donna
was elected as District Two
Commissioner, only the fourth
woman to be elected to such an
office in Glades County. She has
been active in Glades County


work for the last dozen years in
various phases of government,
community and civic activities
including serving as Director-
Treasurer of the Glades County
Economic Development Coun-
cil. She also served two years on
the Glades County Building,
Planning and Zoning Board of
Adjustments. She is a past presi-
dent, secretary, treasurer and
See Family Page 12


Public meets



on FPL plans


Meeting will
concern FPL's
site certification

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY An
upcoming meeting for the com-
munity may give residents a
chance to ask the questions
about the FPL project proposed
to be located in Glades County.
The plant, a major invest-
ment by FPL, if the company's
bid to build in the county is suc-
cessful, has inspired a flurry of
emotions in residents for and
against the concept.
Larry-.Hilton, community
development director, was pres-
ent at the county commissioners
meeting of Jan. 22 to notify offi-
cials and residents that an infor-


national public meeting is
planned in accordance with a
Florida Statute.
When a local government's
jurisdiction is crossed by a pro-
posed corridor, one such meet-
ing is allowed as part of the site
certification application pro-
ceedings.
FPL applied for site certifica-
tion in December. The county
will conduct a public meeting on
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
at the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven.
Florida Statute 403.5272
states, "Informational public
meetings shall be held solely at
the option of each local govern-
ment or regional planning coun-
cil. It is the legislative intent that
local governments or regional
planning councils attempt to
hold such public meetings."
See Meeting Page 12


$400,000 to renovate
several fields for
multiple sports

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN As the
director of administrative serv-
ices for Glades County School
District, Scott Bass oversees
the renovation of several ball
fields in Moore Haven.
Organizing, funding and
labor was a monumental task
that was brought about by the
school district, the city and the
county working together on a
project that benefits all resi-
dents.
Mr. Bass spoke about the
cooperation of the three local
government entities and how
mutual dedication, "Made it


easy to oversee the project and
rely on each other to get the
job done."
He said that the biggest
need was for a new playing
surface and the biggest
expense was for lighting. The
total cost of the improvement
project was $400,000.
Fencing and a remodeled
restroom were necessary, too.
Mr. Bass thanked Al Brown, the
school district maintenance
foreman, and told all how Mr.
Brown was the key to making
the improvement project a
reality.
The idea for the project was
taken to the county commis-
sioners in the fall of 2005 and
work on the fields began late
last spring at the end of the
school's sport season.
See Ballfield -Page 12


Glades/Hendry
residents
encouraged to walk

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Angeli-
ca Pena is the new chronic dis-
ease educator at the Glades
County Health Department.
She and the health department
staff invite all residents to join
in the Annual Bridge Walk on
Feb. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Safe and Smart Students
from Moore Haven Elementary
School will lead the way


toward a more active and
healthier lifestyle, said Ms.
Pena. This is the department's
kick-off event promoting physi-
cal activity for all Glades Coun-
ty residents.
Ms. Pena wants to inform
her county that there is a star-
tling rise in diseases and condi-
tions such as diabetes, heart
attach and stroke, over-
weight/obesity and poor nutri-
tion.
Her position as chronic dis-
ease educator is a new one in
Glades. Previously, it was a
position that included High-
lands County also and that
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Mr. Bass examines new fencing, bleachers and lighting at the Moore Haven ball fields which will
be ready for sports practice in March. The restrooms were also remodeled. Now Glades Coun-
ty schools can host sports events on a new playing surface.


FLW visits: Glades County catches fishing bug


INI/Nena Bolan
This Ranger Boat simulator at Ahern's BP in Moore Haven, sponsored by FLW Outdoor
Family Fun, is a one-of-a-kind experience that is like an amusement ride/video game.
These test drivers got a free ride, travel mug and bass plug.


On January 25, fans of Ranger boats could take a simulator ride at a few BP locations,
including Ahern's BP in Moore Haven. This was in connection with the FLW Outdoor
Family Fun at Wal-Mart in Clewiston.


Jack Millner is the
simulator tekkie
for Ranger boats
and BP He super-
vises the ride and
encourages driv-
ers from his posi-
tion at the back of
the boat near the
Yamaha motor.


Ballfield activities


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Obituaries


Hilburn Lee Gunn
Hilburn Lee Gunn, age 59, of
Moore Haven, died Saturday, Jan.
13, 2007 at his home in Moore
Haven.
He was born July 7, 1947 in
Clewiston, the son of the late Floyd
Dawson and Geneva (Smith)
Gunn. He served during the Viet-
nam War in the Air Force. He
worked construction as a heavy
equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Floyd and Geneva
Gunn, and a brother, John Gunn.
He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Tedra Gunn of Immokalee,
Christine Johnson of LaBelle; one
sister, Emma Jean Seiler of Moore
Haven.
Graveside Services were held
Thursday, Jan. 18, in Ortona Ceme-
tery with Rev. Angel Ramos officiat-
ing.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.
Maredy Daniel
'Danny' McCorvey, Sr.
Maredy Daniel "Danny" McCor-
vey, Sr., age 76, of Ashburn, Ga.,
died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 at a
Macon Hospital following a sud-
den illness.
He was born in Worth County,
Ga., the son of the late Warren
Jackson Daniel and Maggie Belle
White McCorvey. He spent most
of his life in Turner County, Ga. He
was a member of the Ashburn
First Baptist Church, where he
was a deacon, a member of the
Gilbert Branch Sunday School
Class, a member of the personnel
committee and a former member


of the finance committee. He was
a former president of the Turner
County Farm Bureau, a former
member of the Ashburn Turner
County Chamber of Commerce
and also former president of the
'Turner County Livestock Associa-
tion. In addition, lhe was also a
Mason and Shriner and was a
retired Argi-Businessman.
In addition to his parents he
was preceded in death by his sis-
ters, Inez Lumpkin and Lillian
Hobby and a brother, Clinton
McCorvey. Funeral services for Mr.
McCorvey were held on Friday, Jan.
26, at the Ashburn First Baptist
Church. Interment followed in the
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Patri-
cia "Patsy" Reinhardt McCorvey of
Ashburn, Ga.; his sons, Maredy
Daniel 'Dan" McCorvey, Jr. and
Warren Hughes McCorvey, Sr.,
both of Ashburn and Charles V.
"Vic" (Marilyn) McCorvey of
Clewiston; his brothers, J. Howell
McCorvey of Ashburn and Regi-
nald McCorvey of Anderson City;
his sister, Lautrice Barry of Tifton,
Ga.; his grandchildren, Amy Patri-
cia McCorvey (Jimnmy E. "Jay")
Dailey of Abbeville, Willis Taylor
McCorvey Thomson; Warren
Hughes McCorvey, Jr., Valdosta,
Ga.; Maranda Danette McCorvey
and Meredith Irene McCorvey both
of Clewiston.
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to the American Dia-
betes Association, American Heart
Association, American Red Cross
or their favorite charity.
Teresa E. Mejia
Teresa E. Mejia,, age 74, of
Clewiston, died Wednesday, Jan.


24,2007 in Clewiston.
She was born Apr. 11, 1932 in
Medellfn Colombia. She was a resi-
dent of Clewiston for the past 17
years and worked for Hendry-
Glades Mental Health Unit as a
social worker.
She is survived by her two sons,
Jose Mejia of Florida, Robert Mejia
of Pennsylvania and two daugh-
ters, Lisa Sophia Harrison of
Clewiston and Susan Medaglia of
Pennsylvania.
In addition, she is survived by 10
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.
A celebration of life was held
Sunday, Jan. 28, at Teresa's home
in Clewiston.
All cremation arrangements
were under the direction of Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Francis Dwight Raby
Francis Dwight Raby, age 63, of
Clewiston, died on Thursday, Jan.
25, 2007 in Clewiston. He was born
Aug. 7, 1943, the son of the late
Joseph Woodrow Raby and the
late Myrtle (Jones) Raby.
He was preceded in death by
his daughter, Michelle Bain and
brother, Greg Raby.
He .is survived by his wife,
Donna Jean (Pipkins) Raby; one
son, Gary Groff of Clewiston; four
daughters, Dee Dee (Walter) Pope-
of Pahokee, Lisa (Thomas)
Edwards of Cape Coral, Christy
Nagle of Clewiston and Kimberly
Nagle of Clewiston; four brothers,
Paul Raby of Georgia, Joe Raby, Jr.
of Clewiston, Larry Raby of Lan-
tana and David Raby of Virginia
and five sisters, Ruby Gibson of
Lyons, Ga., Jeanette Raby of Lyons,
Ga., Nora Anderson of Lyons, Ga.,


Eastern Star members help out with TLC

















Submitted photos/Virginia Douglas
Several members of Moore Haven Chapter Number 116, Order of the Eastern Star, went to
Hope Hospice in Clewiston last year to deliver stuffed animals collected by the member-
ship. These will be given to patients, both children and adults who need a little extra TLC.
The worthy Grand Matron of the State of Florida, Mrs. Charlene Williams, has chosen hos-
pice to be her project this year and many benefits throughout the state are for hospice, a
very wonderful service for those in need. Local members of the Moore Haven Chapter num-
ber 116, Order of the Eastern Star, above, are Mrs. Gwen Phillips, Ms. Marion McKenzie of
Hope Hospice, Mrs. Doris Benoit and Mrs. Mary Belle Wilson, Worthy Matron.
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Mr. Guy Wilson and son, Guy D. Wilson, members of Moore Haven Chapter number 116,
Order of the Eastern Star are Citizens on Patrol (COPS). They give at least 80 hours a
year each. They patrol the city of Moore Haven and immediate surrounding area. Their
job is to be the eyes for the sheriff's department reporting anything unusual concerning
houses, parking lots and city buildings. They are equipped with two-way radios so
reports can be made to the sheriff's department immediately. This is a community serv-
ice in which the Eastern Star is involved.
ice in which the Eastern Star is involved.


Susie Howell of Wellington and
Cindy Lamoureaux of Belle Glade.
In addition, Mrs. Raby is survived
by her ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Canal Point
United Methodist Church.
Cremation arrangements were
under the direction of Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Milton Coleman Rader
Milton Coleman Rader, age 93,
of Clewiston, died Thursday, Jan.
25,2007 in Clewiston. He was born
July 16, 1913 in Queens, N.Y., to
Leo Rader and Fannie (Leiffer)
Rader. He served in the Army in
Australia during World War II. He
lived in Clewiston for the past thir-
ty-one years and is a former resi-
dent of West Palm Beach. He was a
member of the B P O E Lodge
#1716 and American Legion Post
Post #20, both in Belle Glade.
Survivors include his wife,
Mona Lavinia (Hand) Rader of
Clewiston; his son, F. Ronald
Rader (Deborah) of Los Angeles,
Calif.; his daughter, Barbara Rader
(Myron Thompson) of Fort
Pierce; a step daughter, Karen
Arcadipane (Philip) of Boca
Raton; five grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sun-
day, Jan. 28, 2007, at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston with
Rev. Angel Ramos officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at Ridgelawn
Cemetery in Clewiston.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.

Belle Glade

teacher is

remembered
MOORE HAVEN Betty Mor-
ris, a longtime math school teacher
who has educated students in the
western Palm Beach County for
over 29 years,
died Saturday,
in Orlando.
Mrs. Morris
began her
teaching legacy
in 1968 at.
Booker T"
Washington
Elementary
Betty School in
Morris Moore Haven.
She later taught
at Moore Haven Elementary for
one year prior to completing her
legacy at Glades Central High
School. Mrs. Morris taught at
Glades Central High School for
over 27 years before retiring to the
Orlando area sixyears ago, said her
daughters JaVonne and Jalyce of
Clewiston, Florida.
Former students of Mrs. Morris
considered her "influential" as she
believed a well rounded.education
and good work ethic were keys to
success for her students over the
years. To Mrs. Morris, no matter
what your background or econom-
ic status, she believed every child in
the Glades could and deserved to
be educated.
In addition to her daughters,
JaVonne and Jalyce, Mrs. Morris is
survived by daughter Sandra Mor-
ris -Corbett of St. Petersburg; seven
grandchildren; three sisters and
two brothers.
A wake and community view-
ing will take place at 6:30 p.m. Fri-
day, Feb. 2, at Greater Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church in
Clewiston. The homegoing service
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 3, at the Mt. Calvary Mission-
ary Baptist Church in Clewiston.
All former Glades Central facul-
ty and students are welcome to
attend.
Funeral Arrangements are pro-
vided by Reddick Funeral Home
1181 Harlem Academy Ave,
Clewiston.


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Sloan provided a snapshot of jail
overcrowding at the Hendry
County Jail.
Originally planned for 115
inmates, improvements have
expanded that capacity to house
175. However, one recent roster
showed 241 prisoners incarcer-
ated there.
There are both practical and
legal issues involved in jail over-
crowding, he noted.
Over the past ten years, he
said the ratio of prisoners to the
general population has
remained steady at 6-7 inmates
per 1,000 residents; however,
the numbers have increased on
both sides of the equation.
According to Judge Sloan, it
costs approximately $18,200 per
year to house a prisoner in the
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ers to wait for trial. More inten-
sive supervision than usual
would be required.
Participants would be in con-
stant contact with the individual
every three days or so and the
individual would pay a fee of
possibly $50.
The judge acknowledged that
this would only be a "band aid"
to relieve the pressure of over-
crowding.


the C-43 Reservoir project at
their Jan. 18 meeting in LaBelle.
The joint SFWMD/Corps of
Engineers project is intended to
improve the quality of water that
enters the Gulf of Mexico
through Lake Okeechobee and
the Caloosahatchee River;
reduce peak flows during the
wet season; and provide essen-
tial flows during the dry season.
The system is also expected
to deter flooding on S.R. 29.
The two test cells were com-
pleted last year at Barry Groves
west of LaBelle and are undergo-
ing analysis at this time.
The final project is intended
to store 170,000 acre-feet of
water inside an earthen dam
embankment surrounded by a
seepage canal.
After the holding/cleaning
process, water will exit through
the Townsend Canal back to the
Caloosahatchee River and on to
the Gulf of Mexico.
Recreational opportunities at
the reservoir were a big issue for
several people in the audience.
Plans include two boat ramps -
one on each cell, with access by
the interior embankment. Harold
Bischel felt that having only two
ramps would be inadequate.
The reservoir is expected to
be virtually "dry" and therefore
unusable for recreation for only
six months out of every ten years.
One man in the audience


would be part of the recreation
plan.
Commission Chairman Kevin
McCarthy noted that recreation
was not the primary reason for
the $380 million reservoir, but to
improve the quality of water
entering the river.
Robert Earnest asked for a
guarantee that the public would
be advised of recreational
opportunities as the information
becomes available. He was
assured that public input would
be sought.
Rhonda Haag of SFWMD took
the opportunity to explain the
local construction and heavy
equipment operators training in
connection with the reservoir.
The fourth six-week heavy
equipment operator class is
ongoing. On Feb. 9, 15 more will
graduate, for a total of some 60
graduates thus far.
Construction site training
classes area also available. The
classes are free.
Anyone interested can call
the Education Center of South-
west Florida at 675-6800.
In other business:
Commissioners opted to
take part in the regional FHREDI
Regional Catalyst Project by sub-
mitting potential sites for a target
industry serving as a draw for
shared economic development.


going County Administrator
Lester Baird a pat on the back at
the last meeting of his tenure.
County Attorney Mark Lapp is
temporarily assuming those
duties as the search continues
for a replacement. There have
been 30 applications. Each com-
missioner will choose his or her
top three candidates and a short
list will be gleaned from their
choices.
Commissioners opted to
allow the current ad valorem tax
exemption system to expire Nov.
4, 2007. It will require a general
vote to continue the exemption.
Rather than go to the expense of
a special election, the commis-
sioners opted to put the question
on the Presidential Preference
Election in March 2008.
The board voted to seek a
workshop with FPL .o the
Hendry County portion of its
pending power plant project.
The county will continue
negotiations with Royals for the
purchase of Courthouse Square.
Commissioner Janet Taylor
suggested the county look into
setting up a permitting'special
exception for home day care
businesses. The other commis-
sioners agreed.
The next regular county
commission meeting is sched-
uled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13,
at Clewiston City Hall.


SFWMD provides water for freeze protection


WEST PALM BEACH In
light of the freeze warning
issued by the National Weather
Service for much of the State of
Florida, this past week, water
managers at the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) implemented a com-
prehensive coordination and
operations plan to provide
freeze protection water with a
primary emphasis on the Lake
Okeechobee Service Area
(LOSA),and Indian Prairie Basin
for this freeze event.
Based on projected cold
weather events early Tuesday in
counties in the interior of the
District, SFWMD after man-
agers made "adidnltloral after r
deliveries from Lake Okee-
chobee and Lake Istokpoga to
the regional canal system today
due to overnight agricultural
demands for freeze protection
- even though these areas are
currently affected by mandatory
drought restrictions.
Growers are authorized to
withdraw water only as neces-
sary for freeze protection to pre-


vent permanent crop damage.
Freeze protection withdrawals
of water are limited to measures
undertaken in advance of the
forecast freeze conditions and
must end when temperatures
rise above freezing. Growers in
areas affected by the water
shortage are cautioned that the
SFWMD may make future
adjustments to the weekly water
supply allocation to help offset
any freeze protection with-
drawals.
As part of the proposed plan,
the Army Corps of Engineers'
current schedule of daily envi-
ronmental releases of freshwa-
ter from Lake Okeechobee-fo
the Caloosahatchee River and
Estuary will remain unchanged.
Recognizing the abnormally dry
conditions in the area as well as
regional water availability con-
cerns, this earlier schedule was
developed to protect against
saltwater intrusion in the Upper
Caloosahatchee Estuary.
To promote inter-agency
coordination, an aggressive
direct outreach effort will be


implemented as part of the over-
all plan to ensure that the agri-
cultural community and local
government agencies are
informed of water management
activities as temperatures fall
through the morning hours of
Jan. 30.
"The ability of the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict to move water quickly
allows us to provide this emer-
gency response to protect the
regional economy. Agricultural
workers and their families,
growers and even consumers all
benefjh,, whi. e .avoidcwideq
Spread crop damage durjnug,
freeze,". said.: SFWMD D.pputy
Director Chip Merriam. "At
the same time, we are asking
area water users to draw only as
much water as they need to pro-
tect their crops, because water
withdrawn from the regional
system will be lost for future
drought management."
Today's water deliveries take
into account the anticipated
location of the freeze, based on


official forecasts by the National
Weather Service, as well as pre-
cisely where such a freeze may
cause damage to crops. The
deliveries are considered normal
operating procedure in planning
for a freeze during a moderate
water shortage and may be
repeated as subsequent cold
weather events occur in this
region.
"Local agricultural interests
have expressed concerns about
the upcoming cold weather and
the potential for crop damage,"
added Benita Whalen, director
of the SFWMD's Okeechobee
Service Center.
! ''"e are' working to be
responsive to their concerns and
hope to continue this type of
positive interaction with the
community throughout the
water shortage."
The SFWMD continues to
encourage both residential and
agricultural water users through-
out the District to voluntarily
reduce water consumption and
observe normal water conserva-
tion practices.


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FPL: study finds positive impact in Power Park


JUNO BEACH Florida
Power & Light Company (FPL)
said the results of a recent study
show that Glades County and
surrounding areas will be posi-
tively impacted by the FPL
Glades Power Park due to cre-
ation of additional jobs, revenue
from property taxes and overall
economic stimulus for the area.
The study was prepared by
Fishkind & Associates, Inc., an
economic and financial consult-
ing firm. The company studied
the employment and economic
impact resulting from the pro-
posed 1,960-megawatt, two-unit
advanced technology coal
power plant that will be capable
of serving 650,000 homes.
"We're pleased that this
report provides additional infor-
mation on the economic value
of the power plant to Glades
County and the surrounding
areas," said Grover Whidden,
external affairs manager for FPL.
"This advanced-technology
power plant will afford the peo-
ple in this region an economic
boost and opportunities for the
future."
The study's results point to a
positive impact for Glades Coun-
ty as a result of more than $855
million in ad valorem property
taxes during the 40-year operat-
ing life of the plant. This means
Glades County could see a mini-
mum average of more than $21
million each year. The county's
school district will get a boost,
too, with more than $12 million
annually.
More than tax dollars at work
In addition to the property tax
dollars from the plant, many
local jobs will be created for the
area during construction and
operation of the FPL Glades
Power Park:
*1,600 workers during the
approximately 5-year construc-
tion phase.
*180 full-time employees to
operate the plant with annual
average salaries of $60,000 per
year.
eAnnual construction related
jobs are estimated at 506.
*120 indirect, spin-off jobs


Yet another important eco-
nomic benefit to locating the
advanced technology coal plant
in Glades County is the stimulus
to the overall local economy
such as:
*$87.5 million per year will
flow through the local economy
*$200.3 million annually will
flow through the local economy
during construction
In addition, Hendry County
can expect several million dol-
lars in property taxes every year
as a result of transmission facili-
ties that will be needed to move
power to Florida customers.


The proposed FPL Glades
Power Park will include state-of-
the-art emission controls to pro-
tect, air quality in the region.
Additional information about
the proposed project is available
at www.FPL.com/gladespower.
Specific questions may be asked
by calling 1-888-256-2206 or
sending an e-mail to FPL_Glade-
spowerpark@FPL.com
Florida Power & Light Compa-
ny is the principal subsidiary of
FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL),
nationally known as a high quali-
ty, efficient and customer-driven
organization focused on energy-


related products and services.
With annual revenues of more
than $12 billion and a growing
presence in 26 states, FPL Group
is widely recognized as one of
the country's premier power
companies. Florida Power &
Light Company serves 4.4 million
customer accounts in Florida.
FPL Energy, Inc., FPL Group's
energy-generating subsidiary, is a
leader in producing electricity
from clean and renewable fuels.
Additional information is avail-
able on the Internet at
www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.
corn and www.FPLEnergy.com.


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Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
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rums.com/forum57. It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often
as you would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks
or profanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our
Speak Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 983-9140. Comments will be
published in the newspaper as space permits.
PLEASE DON'T BE BLINDED BY MONEY: If you watch Lou Dobbs
on CNN then you should know that billion dollar corporations like
FP&L are going to screw us in the end. FPL is national; one of the
biggest companies in electric utilities. Their CEO makes more than 2.4
million a year. They are not here for you and me. This is all about mak-
ing huge profits. Just look at what happened in Okeechobee. The tax
collector had to sue FP&L to get the taxes they owed the county for the
past eight years. It was in an article on the 18th of January in the Okee-
chobee News. It looks like we won't get what we are led to believe
either. Unlike our homes that appreciate, their plant will depreciate as
equipment gets older and that's what they plan to pay us in taxes, not
based on their income but their property values, so the money won't
increase, it will decrease over the years. Their presence will cost us
more money in maintaining roads, services, government spending.
Good deal for FP&L. Bad news for Glades.


Community News


Want a job in
Construction?
Take advantage of a job training
opportunity provided by the Educa-
tion Center of Southwest Florida,
Inc. (ECSWF) for construction
trades ranging from carpentry and
plastic pipe to blue prints and
masonry. Classes begin in October
and space is limited. Flyers and
applications are available at the
Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council (EDC) Office in the
Doyle Conner Building in Moore
Haven or the ECSWF office in
LaBelle. Applications can be faxed
to the EDC at (863) 946-0777 or
directly to the Education Center at
(863)-675-6800. For more informa-
tion, contact Sonny Hughes, (863)
675-6800.

Hurricane
help available
Help is still available for Hurri-
cane Wilma victims from our local
Community Rebuilding Ecumeni-
cal Workforce (CREW) but you
must register again!
Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) is a
caring network of Hendry and
Glades Counties' civic, social, serv-
ice, and faith-based groups, agen-
cies, and organizations, along with
concerned individuals and busi-
nesses, formed to address the phys-
ical, emotional, and spiritual needs
of the community in the restoration
and rebuilding of their lives and
homes in times of a natural or man-
made disaster.
CREW will provide collabora-
tive leadership and advocacy in
meeting the needs for revitalizing
and improving the quality of life for
the most vulnerable in the commu-
nity.
For more information, ques-
tions, or to schedule an appoint-
ment, please call of visit: CREW
Headquarters, First United
Methodist Church, 352 W Arcade
Avenue, Clewiston, phone (863)
983-4316 (John 3:16) or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com.

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MHHS Class
Reunion planned
The MHHS Class of'86 is hav-
ing its 20 year reunion on Home-
coming Weekend this year.
Organizers are inviting the Class
of '87 and Class of '88 to join the
fun, as well. Reunion planners
are in need of assistance in locat-
ing and notifying all members of
the above classes. The initial
plan is to have a tailgate type get-
together the night of the Home-
coming Game and, on the fol-
lowing day, have a BBQ for the
family at the City Park or a simi-
lar location. Anyone interested in
assisting may contact David Lee
at dlee-1967@skyeone.com or
(863) 946-2512.
CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking volunteers to assist
residents with repairs and con-
tinued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend a
hand. For more information,
come by our office at 121 Central
Ave; rear entrance or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com
or phone (863) 983 2390.


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Emissions data
needs a closer look
Now that Florida Power & Light
(FPL) has made application to the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection for their Glades
Power Park Proposal, the emissions
data they submitted requires a seri-
ous look.
Do mercury emissions of 180
pounds a year sound harmless
when we know the small amount
of mercury in a thermometer is a
danger? Mercury is a toxic sub-
stance that can harm both humans
and wildlife. Further, mercury accu-
mulates in the environment. Year
after year. Even though the smoke-
stacks will be very tall, much of the
mercury will still fall on Glades
County, including the city of Moore
Haven and environmentally sensi-
tive Lake Okeechobee and Fisheat-
ing Creek. Mercury is also more
likely to turn into dangerous
methylmercury in an area of wet-
land. And that is just the beginning
of the story.
The total emissions include over
3,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, 990
tons of particulate matter, 3,800
tons of nitrogen oxide, 11,000 tons
of carbon monoxide, 259 tons of
volatile organic compounds
(VOC), 305 tons of sulfuric acid
mist, 17 tons of fluoride and 400
pounds of lead and that is each and
every year. Yes, even with all the
environmental control they are
promising, significant amounts of
deadly pollutants will come from
this plant according to the data FPL
supplied in the application.
In fact, in a letter from the
National Park Service released just
last week, FPLwas reported to have
submitted incorrect visibility and air
quality analyses for the Everglades
in their permit application. So some
of their estimates may be even be
worse than they are currently


claiming. Also, the Park Service
contends that the application is
incomplete and will be examining
the impacts of the pollution on the
Everglades, Biscayne Bay and Big
Cypress National Parks.
FPL claims mercury is not of con-
cern, but mercury and sulfate depo-
sition from a coal plant is a risk to
both wildlife and humans according
to the National Park Service letter. If
the Everglades are at risk, what does
this means for Glades residents and
area wildlife? FPL claims their mer-
cury emissions will be below the lim-
its set by the federal government but
that is cold comfort. The American
Public Health Association (APHA),
American Nurses Association
(ANA), American Academy of Pedi-
atrics (AAP) and Physicians for Social
Responsibility (PSR) just filed a law-
suit to overturn weak EPA air rules
that allow mercury to threaten pub-
lic health, affecting the developmen-
tal and neurological health of chil-
dren (see
http://nursingworld.org/PRESS-
REL/2007/PRMercury_011907.htm).
Then there's the carbon dioxide
(C02), the main cause of global
warming. FPL has no plan to cap-
ture C02 emissions. FPL has been
arguing that the technology they
are proposing the ultra supercriti-
ial technology is more efficient so
less C02 will be emitted. Now they
have revealed that the plant will
emit 16 million tons of C02 emis-
sions each year. That's ironic since
FPL just joined with nine major
companies to form a group, the
United States Climate Action Part-
nership, which is calling for a firm
nationwide limit on carbon dioxide
emissions that would lead to reduc-
tions of 10 to 30 percent over the
next 15years.
It is only a matter of time before
carbon dioxide emissions are regu-
lated here in the U.S. as they are
beginning to be elsewhere in the
developed world. Anyone follow-


ing the national news knows that
Congress introduced a bill earlier
this week to start addressing the
problem of carbon dioxide emis-
sions and climate change with a
shift toward renewable energy.
Knowing that FPL knows about the
dangers of releasing C02 into the
atmosphere, it is unacceptable that
they would attempt to "get in under
the wire" of carbon regulation.
I understand why some might
think the Power Park sounds great
with its promises of jobs and 21 mil-
lion dollars in taxes, but is it worth
it? Do you really want to live with
this plant's pollution and worst yet
burden our children and grandchil-
dren with its effects? Remember,
the plant will be here for at 40 to 50
years so future generations depend
on the decisions we make today.
Amber Braatz
Member SING
(Save It Now, Glades!)

Mercury
emissions concerns
Dear Editor;
It is a disgrace that opinions
posted in the newszap forum.com
are openly attacked in the very
same newspaper that invited read-
ers to share their ideas in this online
community forum. I thought Inde-
pendent News, Inc. was trying to
encourage the sharing of ideas.
Who would trust your paper not to
print their opinions or hold them up
as ridicule as Tracy Whirls was
allowed to do in attacking Fran
Koebert, a respectable Glades
County resident? In her "Guest
Commentary" in the Jan. 25, issue,
was Mr. Koebert informed of this
betrayal of trust or even offered a
chance for a rebuttal?
The paper didn't even print Mr.
Koebert's comments that Ms.
Whirls admonished him for expres-
sion so no one even knows why he


was attacked. Maybe he made
sense after all.
I am opposed to coal burning
power plant but I can not be
labeled an "environmentalist"
launching a misinformation cam-
paign. I am a concerned home-
owner with the right to speak out
against this proposal because I
have been learning about emis-
sions from the experts and there
are opposing arguments we are not
getting to read here in this paper.
But, we do get a weekly promotion-
al piece from FP&L, unsigned. Ms.
Whirls insults us with her bemoan-
ing an outcry from uninformed
constituents." Well, I object to half
truths. There are hundreds of thou-
sands more people throughout the
United States, and worldwide, that
share the same concerns about the
burning of fossil fuels and their con-
tribution to global warming, not
just a handful of people in Glades
County. Is everyone uninformed
but her? Ms. Whirls doesn't talk
about the impacts of 200 pounds of
mercury a year but the Everglades
National Park Service has ques-
tioned this as a serious concern in
their review of the FP&L applica-
tion. Is she right and they are
wrong? Why is she spending our
taxpayer dollars trying to expand
support for the Glades Power Park?
Is that her job? Ms. Whirls gets a
large part of her salary from the tax-
payers of this county but it seems
like she has another employer -
FP&L. Does she think the "Environ-
mentalists" who work for the
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection in Tallahassee will turn
down the application based on
whether or not she goes our and
drums up support? I think these
experts know more than she does.
But maybe not in herview. They are
"environmentalists" after all.
Susan Etchey
Glades County Resident


Community News


Ortona to host
Cane Grinding Fest
Ortona's popular Cane Grinding
Festival will take place on Saturday,
Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at
Larry Luckey Indian Mound Park in
Ortona (Hwy. 78). The festival fea-
tures continuous demonstration of
old fashioned cane grinding and
syrup tasting. Bring a lawn chair
and sit under live oaks to enjoy the
music of the Sugarland Grass Band
and the footwork of the young
LaBelle Cloggers. Browse through
arts and crafts and sample home-
made desserts. Advance tickets are
$7 for adults and $4 for children
and include barbeque pork, steak
or half chicken dinner, entertain-
ment and door prizes. Advance
tickets are available at Ortona store,
Jennings Hardware, Whisper
Creeks RV Park, LaBelle and Moore
Haven Chamber of Commerce and
any Ortona firefighter. Tickets can
be purchased at the gate for $8. For
more information, please contact
Margaret Pullen at (863) 675-4001
or Teresa Summeralls at (863) 673-
0530.
Calling all photography
enthusiasts
The Black and Gold Jubilee will
sponsor a photography contest for
the upcoming April 21, festival. The
deadline for entrants to submit
photos is Friday, March 23, at 5 p.m.
The entrant must be the photogra-
pher; must have been taken in the
counties surrounding Lake Okee-
chobee (Palm Beach, Hendry,
Glades, Okeechobee and Martin
Counties) and photo must have
been taken in either 2006 or 2007.
For more guidelines, photo cate-
gories and information, please con-
tact Karen Corbin at (561) 996-
6851 or Sara Phillips (Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce at (561)
996-2745.
Cookies, Coffee and
Conversations of Hope
Learn about special opportuni-
ties to help others in the communi-


ty at the Volunteer Fair for Hope
Hospice and Hope Connections.
Anyone 14 years of age and older is
invited to attend the fair on Tues-
day, Feb. 20, from 3 until 5 p.m. at
60 Calhoun Street in Labelle (at the
intersection of Calhoun and S.R.
80).
Hope Hospice provides care to
people and families facing end of
life issues. Hope Connections pro-
vides meals and home care assis-
tance to the elderly. The work of
Hope Hospice is rewarding with
many different opportunities to vol-
unteer. For more information,
please call (239) 415-7217.
SFWMDtohold
water-saving workshop
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) will be
holding a workshop for the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Water Savings Incentive Pro-
gram
Representatives from utilities,
homeowners associations, local
governments and individual home-
owners are invited to attend the
workshop to be held on Friday, Feb.
9, from 1 until 3 p.m. in Fort Myers
at the SFWMD Lower West Coast
Service Center, 2301 McGregor
Blvd.
The purpose of the workshop is
to learn how to qualify for match-
ing funding from the South Florida
Water Management District for
expenses related to the implemen-
tation of certain water-saving pro-
grams and devices.
For more information, please
contact Susan M. Sanders, Com-
munity Outreach/Media Specialist
Lead at: Office: (239) 338-2929 ext.
7715.

Benefit Golf
Tourney scheduled
The American Red Cross is hav-
ing their Fifth Annual Golf Tourna-
ment on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007 at
the Clewiston Golf Course. Players
may combine their own three man
teams or sign up and be placed on
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Democratic Executive
Committee to meet
The 2008 election is just around
the corner. All Glades County regis-
tered Democrats are encouraged to
attend. The Glades DEC meets
every month on second Tuesday at
the library at 5:30 p.m. For more
information contact Ellen Hawk
Geake at (863) 983-2962 or (863)
946-1963.

Friends of the Library
to host programs
The Friends of the Library in
Glades County will be hosting
"Food for Thought" at the library
from noon until 1 p.m. The follow-
ing are the programs for this sea-
son. Those in attendance are wel-
come to bring lunch to the
programs.
Programming is as follows: Feb.
2, No Child Left Behind with Deb-
bie Pressley; Feb. 16, Glades Histo-
ry; March 2, How to plan a New
England trip Where to go and
what to see; March 16, Future for
Glades County.
For more information, please
contact the Glades County Library.

Free Bread provided
Free Bread provided by the fine
folks at the New Hope Indepen-
dent Baptist Church located at 638
Yaun Road in Moore Haven. This
will be every Saturday from 10 a.m.


until 2 p.m. or when the bread is
gone. Hard to believe, but the
bread is free!

Alzheimer's support
group announced
The Alzheimer's support group
will meet regularly on the first and
third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, please
call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at
(863) 983-5123.
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Florida Native Plant
Society meetings
The Florida Native Plant Society
meeting will be held on the first
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at
the Agri-Civic Center at 4509

George Boulevard in Sebring in
conference room number three.
For more information, call Roy
Stewart at: (863) 632-0914.


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Manatees had a lot of people
watching their backs recently dur-
ing Operation Mermaid. Federal,
state and local law enforcement
agencies, together with officers
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), patrolled 11 Florida coun-
ties to educate the boating com-
munity about ways they can help
protect the endangered marine
mammals. Officers talked to thou-
sands of boaters hundreds were
given boating citations or warn-
ings and some were charged.
Leadership at Save the Manatee
Club had praise for the FWC's
expert coordination and initiative
of the awareness campaign.
Efforts such as this are espe-
cially critical now, following the
deadliest year ever documented
for manatees. In 2006, 416 mana-
tees died, with at least 86 deaths
as a result of boat strikes, tying the
second highest year on record.
"Last year's high mortality only
reinforces the overall trend we've
been seeing in recent years," said
Patrick Rose, Executive Director
of Save the Manatee Club.
The question is whether such
great efforts to protect the mana-
tee population will continue at
this level. The FWC's recently
released draft of their Manatee
Management Plan, which is the
final step in lowering the mana-
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imperiled species list, allows a 30
percent decline in the population
over three generations.
"Such a catastrophic loss is
effectively being sanctioned by
the state and will be absolutely
unacceptable to Floridians and
people around the world who
care about these unique and
defenseless animals," said Mr.
Rose. "And since the Plan is
geared toward avoiding greater
than a 30 percent loss rather than
attaining an optimum sustainable
population, it will be impossible
to hold the state accountable for
protecting manatees from esca-
lating human-related threats such
as watercraft strikes, loss of
warm-water habitat, and destruc-
tion of habitat associated with
development and climate
change." Conservationists argue
that such a drastic loss in the pop-
ulation will be viewed by the FWC
as progress toward species recov-
ery as their Management Plan
states so it follows that the
agency can significantly roll back
protective regulations and still be
able to declare success by simply
avoiding a greater than 30percent
population loss.
In the last 10 years, over 3,100
manatees have died from all caus-
es, with over 760 of those animals
killed by boats. Although Save the
Manatee Club praises law
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Operation Mermaid and encour-
ages the public to support addi-
tional funding for enforcement on
the water, the concern remains
about future plans to protect
Florida's manatees.
"The population can't possi-
bly continue to sustain mortality
of this kind," explained Mr. Rose.
"The FWC should give manatees
the highest level of state protec-
tion and certainly now is not the
time to be lowering the mana-
tee's Imperiled status to Threat-
ened. Contrary to the Manatee
Management Plan and recent
statements made by the chair-
man of the FWC, Rodney Bar-
reto, who would have you
believe erroneously that mana-
tees are doing better than ever,
the big question is, if a 30 percent
population decline is acceptable
to the FWC, what will be their
motivation to reduce the present
level of mortality?"
The Club encourages the pub-
lic to contact Governor Crist and,
in light of the record-setting man-
atee mortality and a management
plan that is critically deficient,
urge him to use his influence to
get the FWC to revisit the mana-
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By Nancy Dale
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
More than 20 members and
guests at the "Save our Creeks"
Board Meeting met Saturday, Jan.
20, under the shade of tall oaks at
Fisheating Creek campground for
an update on organizational proj-
ects.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Grant Steelman reviewed the pro-
jections for future burns and clear-
ing of invasive exotic species on
Fisheating Creek and reported on
the progress of opening the hiking
trail to Fort Center at Lakeport.
Mr. Steelman said native
species and wildlife have respond-
ed positively to the area clearing
and restoration of the habitat
around the Creek. Since Lykes
Brothers cattle have access to graz-
ing over the Creek, a "z" type
entrance would need to be con-
structed to contain the herd and
allowvisitor access.
Dr. Harris Friedman, vice presi-
dent of the board, underscored the
anticipated funding from the state
for the Cypress Knee Museum in
Palmdale that ranked 30th among
the 50 grant funding applications


NOTICE OF MEETING
The Glades County Board of County Commissioners, in accordance
with the provisions of Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act,
more specifically Florida Statute 403.50663 and 403.5272, will hold
an Informational Public Meeting, regarding the

FPL Glades Power Park
Section 403.50663, Florida Statutes provides that the purpose of the
meeting is to: "... further inform the public about the proposed electrical
power plant or associated facilities, obtain comments from the public,
and formulate its recommendation with respect to the proposed electrical
power plant."


Florida Power & Lights' application for this Power Plant and associated
facilities, can be found online at:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/siting/Highlights/applications_in_process.htm


The meeting will be held at the following time, date and place:


6:00PM 9:00PM

February 20, 2007

Doyle Conner Building

900 US 27

Moore Haven, Florida 33471


In accordance with Florida Statute 286.26, the County Manager whose
address is P.O. Box 1018; Moore Haven, FL 33471, upon receipt, at least
48 hours prior to the meeting, of a written request from a physically
handicapped person planning to attend the meeting, shall provide a
manner by which such person may attend the meeting at its scheduled
site.


Under the watchful eyes of an
alligator trapper, a team of South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict divers is installing water
monitoring equipment in one of
the created wetlands crucial for
Everglades restoration. The dive
in Stormwater Treatment Area
1W is a typical example of the
tasks performed by a specialized
team of structure maintenance
technicians who work through-


"If the funds are allocated in July, organiza-
tional activity will have to begin immediately in
order to spend the funds in the allotted time
period. Licensed contractors and architects
would be hired to begin the project."
Dr. Harris Friedman,
vice president of the board


to be earmarked for restoration
and renovation of historic sites.
The dollar amount to be appro-
priated to the Museum is estimat-
ed at $322,000, if the grant is
secured.
"If the funds are allocated in
July, organizational activity will
have to begin immediately in
order to spend the funds in the
allotted time period. Licensed con-
tractors and architects would be
hired to begin the project," stated
Dr. Friedman.
Other business included dis-
cussion of fulfilling the State Con-
servation Easement requirements
by making the entire length of
Fisheating Creek "navigable." Mr.
Steelman has consulted his
agency to look into the pros and
cons of removing tussocks in the


Creek to free up the flow of water.
Board President Ellen Peterson
emphasized the potential of
increased eco-tourism trade with
an open waterway for kayaks and
canoes. The Board passed a reso-
lution in support of a study to
determine the feasibility of open-
ing the length of the creek.
Since the inception of "Save
Our Creeks," eco-tourism has
been a major focus with the revival
the Cypress Knee Museum as an
added attraction along with others
in Palmdale, such as Gatorama
and Vanishing Species, bringing
thousands of tourists from all over
the world to enjoy the entertain-
ing/educational wildlife sites,
canoeing, and kayaking in the pris-
tine wilderness.




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also attract an abundance of
native wildlife including alliga-
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School Happenings


Sports calendar affected by school year changes


Moore Haven
Elementary School
December 2006 'Citizens of
the Month'
The following students have
earned recognition as December
Citizens of the Month at Moore
Haven Elementary School. This is
a very special honor since it
means that they have done a
commendable job of showing
SELF-CONTROL. SELF-CONTROL
is control of one's emotions,
desires, or actions by one's own
will.
Kindergarten: Taiomi Dixon,
Vun'Queveya Reid, Ronnie Thick-
lin
First Grade: Amanda Brinn,
Aracely Gomez, Kimberly Hogan,
Sidney Platt
Second Grade: Melvin Cohens
Fourth Grade: Justin Peterson,
Ryan Story
Fifth Grade: Mandy Arthur,
Destiny Everett, Ty Johnson
Sixth Grade: Christopher
Jacobs, KourtneyJimenez

Moore Haven
High School
Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High
School is pleased to announce the
names of the following students
who earned a place on the honor
roll for the second quarter of the
2006-2007 school year.
From the seventh grade with
all As is Dustin Chapman. Sev-
enth grade students with all As
and Bs are Jared Brickel, Hilda
Davila, Andrew Hughes, Christian
Pardo, Shelby Schlueter, Xavion
Scott, WarnerWard.


One eighth grade student, Ever
Velazquez earned straight A's and
eighth grade students with all A's
and 'B's are Deanna Brown, Jana
Clarke, Gabriela Calvez, Teale
Humphries, Victor Lopez, Cort-
ney Porter, Lindsey Swaford,
Yanesi Velasquez and Hunter
Ward.
Ninth grade student with all
As and 'B's included: Amparo
Aguiar, Ethan Harris, Amber
Hughes, Arabel Jacobo, Yorinia
Pardo, Eric Simmons, Ethan War-
ren and Tyler Wilson.
Tenth grade students, Shelbi
Brown and Aaron Spero both
earned all A's and Raymond
Allen, Jessica Echols, Benjamin
Hernandez, Maria Madrid, Susan
Mathis, Lindsey Ringstaff and
Samuel Sanchez all earned a
place on the honor roll with all A's
and 'B's.
Students from the eleventh
grade class had three students
with all A's including, Jessica Con-
cha, Destiny Lee and Amy Lundy.
Students in the eleventh grade
with all A's and 'B's included,
Atavias Allen, Emmanuel
Figueroa, Cole Garvey and Crystal
Yates.
Senior students, Veronica
Brown and Bradley Smith both
earned straight 'A's and senior
classmates, Alma Acosta, Aman-
da Arnold, Priscilla Brice, Rachel
Broome, Jordan Chailland,
Jalessa Johnson, Priscilla Jones,
Sandra Orrellana, Chantell Morris,
Alejandra Perez, Megan Ran-
dolph, Patricia Rivera, Stacie
Whidden and Nickiesha Wright
earned all A's and'B's.
Congratulations to all the
MHHS Honor Roll students!


School News in Brief


SAC meeting
scheduled
The School Advisory Council
of Moore Haven Junior-Senior
High School will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Monday,
Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the school
media center.

Help your child
succeed in school
"PASSport to Success" is a
series of six sessions with par-
ents, or guardians, to help them
with their children and their
school work. Parents will learn
how to pick a place to do
homework, set aside time, lis-
ten to their children, help then
get ready to take a test, take
notes, and much more.
The PASSport to Success
series is held every Wednesday
from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ends
on Feb. 21, at the Glades Coun-
ty School District Board Room
in Moore Haven, 400 10th Street
S.W
Call (863) 674-4565 or (800)
316-7057 to reserve your seat.

Funds for MHHS
What if Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School earned a
penny every time you searched
the Internet? Well, now we can!
GoodSearch.com is a new
search engine that donates half
its revenue, about a penny per
search, to the charities its users
designate. You use it just as you
would any search engine, and
it's powered by Yahoo!, so you
get great results.
Just go to www.good-
search.com and be sure to
enter Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School as the chari-
ty you want to support. Just 500
of us searching four times a day
will raise about $7,300 in a year
without anyone spending a
dime! And, be sure to spread
the word!
You can also download the
GoodSearch toolbar by visiting
http://www.goodsearch.com/t
oolbar

Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young per-
son pursuing a college degree
with the goal of working in
Florida's fruit and vegetable
industry, please let that student
know about the Syngenta Crop


Protection Scholarship. The
$1,000 scholarship will be
awarded at FFVA's 63rd Annual
Convention. To learn how to
apply, contact Martha Tucker at
(321) 214-5200 or via email at
martha.tucker@ffva.com.

MHHS Class Reunion
The MHHS Class of '86 is
having their 20 year reunion on
Homecoming Weekend this
year. Planners are inviting the
Class of '87 and Class of '88 to
join us, as well. They are in
need of assistance in locating
and notifying all members of
the above classes. The initial
plan is to have a tailgate type
get-together the night of the
Homecoming Game and, on
the following day, have a BBQ
for the family at the City Park or
a similar location. Anyone inter-
ested in assisting may contact
David Lee at dlee-
1967@skyeone.com or (863)
946-2512.

School Board
meetings set
Regular meetings will now
take place on the second Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. and the fourth
Thursday at 9 p.m. in the
Glades County School Board
meeting room, 400 10th Street
S.W, Moore Haven.

Accountability
Reports
The 2006 NCLB Public
Accountability Reports for
Glades County Schools, Moore
Haven Elementary, West
Glades School, and Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High are
available on the district and
school Web sites
(http://glades.edgate.org).
Copies of the reports are also
available at the district office
and the administrative office at
each school.

GED classes set
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School, Room 26-003, for
adults who wish to obtain their
GED. Classes are Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6 until 8
p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any
questions you may call Scott
Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.


GAINESVILLE The Florida
High School Athletic Association
(FHSAA) Board of Directors on
Jan. 29 instructed the FHSAA staff
to notify all member schools to
stop all scheduling of athletic
events, including football games,
for the 2007-08 school year.
The Board of Directors was
originally set to act on a recom-
mendation by the FHSAA staff to
maintain the current athletic cal-
endar for the two remaining
school years of the current four-
year classification term. The
FHSAA on Sunday, however,
received word that legislators are
concerned that the Association
has not adjusted the athletic cal-
endar to reflect the new legisla-
tively mandated starting date for
public schools. The new law,
which takes effect this fall, pro-
hibits public schools from begin-
ning classes early than 14 days
prior to Labor Day. That date,
Aug. 20, is three weeks after the
current FHSAA calendar permits
preseason practice to begin in the
sports of football, golf, fall soccer,
swimming & diving and girl's vol-
leyball.
Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville),
chair of the Senate Pre-K-12 Edu-
cation Committee, cautioned the
Association on Sunday in a meet-
ing of the FHSAA Public Liaison
Advisory Committee that the
Association should quickly move
forward with a revision to its ath-
letic calendar that more closely
mirrors the new starting date for
classes. Gaetz recently was
appointed by Senate President
Ken Pruitt to represent The Flori-
da Senate on the committee.
"This is the first time that we
have heard that our athletic cal-
endar may be an issue in Talla-
hassee," FHSAA Commissioner
John A. Stewart said. "We knew
that we probably would eventual-
ly make some adjustments since
the school year is starting later.
We, however, hoped that we
would be allowed to complete
the current four-year classifica-
tion term before those adjust-
ments had to be made. We thank
Sen. Gaetz for bringing this mat-
ter to our attention so that we can
address it now rather than later."
Mr. Stewart recommended to
the Board of Directors that the
staff be permitted to draft alterna-
tive calendars for the Board of
Directors to consider at its March
26 meeting. Meanwhile, Stewart
will ask the Association's lobby-
ists to arrange meetings with
Gaetz, House Schools & Learning
Council chair Joe Pickens (R-
Palatka) and House Pre-K-12
Education Committee chair
Anitere Flores (R-Miami) to ascer-
tain the Legislature's expecta-
tions and solicit their advice on
the extent to which the calendar
may need to be adjusted.
"There is no opposition from
the Board of Directors or the staff
to moving forward with a calen-
dar revision," Mr. Stewart said.
"We just didn't realize we would
need to make the revision this
quickly."
While a calendar revision will
impact all sports, football most
likely will feel the greatest impact.
First of all, the work accom-
plished in district scheduling
meetings that were held on Jan.
24, is effectively wiped out.
Schools are advised to hold off on
signing football contracts, espe-
cially with out-of-state oppo-
nents. A second district schedul-
ing meeting most likely will be
held at some point in April after a
final decision on the calendar is
made. Scheduling meetings set
for March in the sports of basket-
ball, soccer and girl's volleyball
will be delayed.
Then there is the football sea-
son itself.
If the Association is permitted
to start practice one week before
the first permissible date of class-
es, the only changes to the foot-
ball season that will be required
to complete it before Christmas
will be to eliminate the open date
(that was just reinstituted two
seasons ago) and move all play-
off rounds, including the FHSAA
Finals, one week later.
If, however, the Legislature is
adamant that no practice can
begin until the first day of classes,
the Board of Directors will be
faced with a tough choice.
Said Mr. Stewart: "There are
only three options for making
that third week adjustment one,
eliminating the preseason classic


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and playing the first regular sea-
son game in its place; two, cut-
ting the regular season back from
10 to nine games; or three, cut-
ting one round from the playoffs
by discontinuing the advance-
ment of the district runner-up."
Such tough decisions could
impact all other sports.
"It's pretty much a given that
we all sports will be impacted by
adjustments," Mr. Stewart said.
"And any decision to eliminate
the preseason classics, cut regu-
lar season contests, or discontin-
ue the advancement of the dis-
trict runners-up in football will
have to be reflected in all other
sports."
Consequently, the FHSAA
Office will be conducting an
online of member schools over
the next two weeks to gather
their preferences as to what
option, if necessary, they would
prefer. All member schools are
strongly encouraged to partici-
pate in the survey.
"This process will be an
inconvenience to everyone
involved," Stewart said. "But its
not the end of the world. If Talla-
hassee says get it done, we will
get it done. We would much
rather be proactive and work
with the Legislature toward an
amenable solution today than sit
back and wait for a law to be
passed during the upcoming ses-
sion that we will have only a cou-
ple of months to implement."
In other action, the Board of
Directors:
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Competitive Cheer
Advisory Panel to begin the sea-



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son with the first permissible date
of football practice, and end the
season with the FHSAA Finals
state championship meet in
March the Friday and Saturday
of Week 37 (March 14-15, 2008),
subject to change pending a revi-
sion of the FHSAA athletic calen-
dar.
Approved a recommenda-
tion to restructure state series
brackets in team sports to
reduce excessive travel and loss
of class time on the part of more
than one team in each regional
tournament. The revised brack-
et structure will limit competi-
tion in the regional quarterfinal
and regional semifinal rounds to
representatives from the same
or neighboring districts. Compe-
tition from the two geographi-
cally opposing districts in a
region will not take place until
the regional final round. Under
the revised structure only one
school will be required to travel
from one side of a region to
another in one round. Currently,
two schools may be required to
make that long trip in the
regional semifinal game, and
one of them again in the region-
al final round.
Approved a recommenda-
tion to discontinue the invita-
tional state series in fall soccer
after the 2008-09 school year if
the required minimum number
of participating schools does not
exist at that time.
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Swimming & Diving
Advisory Committee to amend
state series terms and condi-
tions to allow for the use of a


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maximum of two alternate
swimmers to fill vacant lanes in
district, regional and state meet
finals per NFHS rule.
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Swimming & Diving
Advisory Committee to require
the FHSAA Office to approve for
competition the facility pro-
posed for each district meet.
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Girls Volleyball Advi-
sory Committee to petition the
NFHS for a continuation of the
2006 rules experiment in which
the libero is permitted to serve..
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Girls Volleyball Advi-
sory Committee to amend state
series terms and conditions to
conduct regional tournament
quarterfinal matches over two
days three classifications (odd
or even) on Tuesday and three
classes (odd or even) on
Wednesday due to a shortage
Sof officials qualified to officiate
these matches, with the classifi-
cations playing on Tuesday and
Wednesday rotated each year.
Denied a recommendation
of the Cross Country Advisory
Committee to amend state series
terms and conditions to allow
substitute runners in regional
and/or state series meets to be
eligible for individual honors.
Heard a review of bylaw
proposals adopted by the 2007
Representative Assembly.
Heard an update on the
FHSAA Handbook Revision Task
Force.
Heard a presentation on
the Inaugural FHSAA. Sports-
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Arrest Report


Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
Idamson Auguste, 25, of
Southwest Avenue C Place, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Jan. 23, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation bat-
tery on a child. He is being held
without bond.
Tony Tamarcus Crawford, 18,
of Northwest Third Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Jan. 23, by
PBSO and charged with battery. He
was later released into a supervised
release program.
Glover Williams, 19, of South-
east First Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 23, by PBSO and
charged with domestic battery. He
is being held without bond.
Mario Tolosa Batista, 24, of
Southeast Ninth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Jan. 23, by PBSO
and charged with unarmed burgla-
ry of a structure or conveyance
without persons inside; criminal
mischief with property damage. No
bond was set.
Eugene R. Miller, 19, of Carver
Street, Belle Glade, was arrested on
Jan. 25, by PBSO and charged with
battery- over 18 years of age cause
under 18 years of age contact with
body fluids. He was released on a
surety bond.
Kayla Y. Seymour, 26, of
Northwest 11th Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Jan. 25, by PBSO
and charged with domestic battery.
She was later released on a surety
bond and supervised release.
Dan. C. Woodson, III, 21, of
Covenant Drive, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 26, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with robbery
by sudden snatching without
firearm or weapon; larceny theft -
first offense; violation of probation
- battery; carrying a concealed


weapon; disrupting a school func-
tion and criminal mischief. He is
being held on no bond.
Lalo Isreal Haro, 23, of Mobile
Home Park, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 26, by ]PBSO on a
warrant charging him with posses-
sion of cocaine and possession of
marijuana not more than 20
grams. He was later released on a
surety bond.
Kenneth A. Baker, 35, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Jan. 26, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
domestic battery. He was later
released on supervised release.
Joseph Roger Jerome, 19, of
Southwest Martin Luther King
Blvd., Belle Glade, was arrested on
Jan. 27, by PBSO and charged with
domestic battery. He was later
released to a supervised release
program.
Utwuan K. Cooper, 28, of
Southwest 14th Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Jan. 28, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill. He
was later released on his own
recognizance.
Casondra Johnson, 21, of
Southwest Avenue D, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Jan. 29, by PBSO
and charged with failure to appear
for felony offense, failure to appear
for status check aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. No
bondwas set.
*Alexander Davis, 22, of South-
west 14th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 29, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell and posses-
sion of marijuana not more than
20 grams. He was later released on
a surety bond.
Victor Manuel Alcala, 29, of
West Canal Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 29, by a Depart-
ment of Corrections Officer and
charged with violation of probation


- possession of cocaine. He was
booked per administrative order
and held for first appearance.
Thomas Britton, 24, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 29, by PBSO and
charged with domestic battery. No
bond was set.
*Keith Cooper, 40, of North-
west D Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 30, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell;
aggravated stalking following
harass by cyberstalking after
injunction. No bond was set.

Pahokee
Charles H. Felton, 39, of Frasi-
er Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
Jan. 23, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with domestic bat-
tery. He was later released on his
own recognizance.
Ricardo Aleman, 18, of Bay
Bottom Road, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on Jan. 25, by PBSO and
charged with battery on detention
staff-juvenile probation officer. No
bond was set.
Wendolynn L. Clark, 39, of
Daniels Place, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on Jan. 25, by PBSO and
charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a place of business or
worship and possession of
cocaine. No bond was set.
LaTonia Coney, 24, of Seville
Street, Pahokee, was arrested on
Jan. 26, by PBSO and charged with
larceny and grand theft. She was
later released on a surety bond.
Jonathan David Morris, 29, of
North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Jan. 27, by PBSO on
an active Pinellas County warrant
- fraud insufficient funds check-
obtaining goods/services of $150
or more; prior return of worthless
check with a bond of $5,000; issu-
ing worthless check with a bond


of $1,000; failure to appear driv-
ing while license suspended -
bond is $2,500. He was also
booked for Glades County on an
active warrant and later released
on a surety bond.
Quintin Quinard Austin, 23, of
Cypress Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Jan. 28, by PBSO and
charged with fleeing and eluding
officer at high speed; moving traffic
violation reckless driving subse-
quent offense; resisting officer
without violence and operating
motor vehicle without valid driver's
license. He was later released on a
surety bond.
*Tito D. Young, 34, of Palm
Blvd. Pahokee, was arrested on
Jan. 28, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with domestic bat-
tery. He was later released on a
surety bond.

South Bay
Terrance Davis, 29, of Jimmy
Lou Court, South Bay, was arrested
on Jan. 24, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with third degree
vehicle grand theft. He was later
released on a surety bond.

Canal Point
Harold D. McAlister, 28, of
Lake Shore Drive, Canal Point,
was arrested on Jan. 28, by
PBSO and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine. He is being held
without bond.
Michael Dennis Boldin, 26, of
Canal Point, was arrested on Jan.
28, by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with failure to appear on a
written promise to appear; viola-
tion of probation possession of
cocaine. No bond was set.
Hendry County

Clewiston
Joe Jesus Carillo, 20, of
Clewiston, was arrested Jan. 24,


Roadwatch


Motorists are reminded to wear
safety belts and drive with caution,
courtesy, common sense, and
patience as they travel through
work zones. Remember, speeding
fines are doubled in work zones.

Hendry County
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to
S.R. 80: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traffic
and delays while crews work on


guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: In the area of Airglades
Boulevard: Maintenance contract
project-- Beginning Monday, Jan.
22, and continuing through
Wednesday, Jan. 31, crews will be
repairing guardrail. Motorists
should expect southbound outside
lane closures, as well as slow mov-
ing traffic and possible delays.
S.R. 80: From east of the Lee
.County line to west of Grandma's
Grove RV Park: Construction proj-
ect -Work has begun to make


drainage improvements at the
edge of the roadway. Crews are
placing signs and surveying. No
lane closures are anticipated, but
motorists should use caution and
expect truck traffic entering and
exiting the work zone.

Glades County
U.S. 27: Between the city of
Moore Haven and S.R. 78/Lakeport
Road: Maintenance contract proj-
ect No lane closures are antici-
pated, but motorists should expect


possible slow moving traffic and
delays while crews repair guardrail.
S.R. 78: From Kissimmee River
to Indian Prairie Canal: Mainte-
nance contract project Begin-
ning .Wednesday, Jan. 10, and
continuing for the next three
weeks, crews will be mowing the
slopes behind the guardrails.
Motorists should expect south-
bound lane closures, as well as
slow moving traffic ard ,k.cssible
dlays.;Flagmen will be present to
asistwith traffic.


and charged with burglary of an
unoccupied dwelling; unarmed;
no assault/battery and larceny theft
that's more than $300 but less than
$5,000. Juan Soto of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer.
Rigoberto Sanchez, 18, of
Clewiston, was arrested Jan. 24,
and charged with burglary of an
unoccupied dwelling; unarmed;
no assault/battery and larceny theft
that's more than $300 but less than
$5,000. Juan Soto of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer.
Erica Roman, 24, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested Jan. 24, and
charged with probation violation.
Bonnie Weaver of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer.
Clarence Coney, 50, of Belle


Glade, was arrested Jan. 24, on a
warrant, and charged with proba-
tion violation for a felony offense.
Kelvin Robinson of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer.
Rayburn Haulcomb, 60, of
Clewiston, was arrested Jan. 23,
and charged with violating proba-
tion for a felony offense. Keith Ben-
nett of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
Jose Angel Mejia, 53, of
Clewiston, was arrested Jan. 23,
and charged with DUI. Keith Ben-
nett of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
Alberto Tapia, 24, of Moore
Haven, was arrested Jan. 23, and
charged with. failure to appear for a
felony offense. Jeanette Moore of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.


Crime Stoppers

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Sheriff's Office pounds. His last known address
is seeking was Southwest Avenue "F" in
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the following charges.
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Julaye Julaye fugitive is asked to contact the
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NOTICE OF RECEIPT' OF GLADES COUNTY'S DETERMINATION OF LAND USE AND

ZONING CONSISTENCY FOR ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT TO BE LOCATED IN

GLADES AND HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA: FPL GLADES POWER PARK


1. Application number PA06-49 for certification to
authorize construction and operation of two 980
megawatt (MW) solid fuel-fired electrical power gener-
ating units, associated electrical transmission lines, a
water supply pipeline and site access roads, was filed
by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) with the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
(FDEP) on December 22, 2006. The Project is known
as the FPL Glades Power Park (FGPP) Project
(Project). The 4,900 acre power plant site is located
about 2.3 miles northwest of Moore Haven in an unin-
corporated area of Glades County, Florida. Associated
transmission lines are proposed to be located in Glades
and Hendry Counties. The plant Site, the locations of
the water supply pipeline and site access roads, and
the corridor within which the transmission line right-of-
way will be acquired are shown on the accompanying
map. FPL is seeking certification of the Project under
the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act (PPSA or
Act). The case is now pending before the Florida
Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Case No.
06-5334EPP prior to action by the Florida Governor
and Cabinet, pursuant to the Florida Electrical Power
Plant Siting Act, Chapter 403, Part II, Florida Statutes
(F.S.) (2006).
2. On January 16, 2007, the Department of
Environmental Protection received a determination
from Glades County, Florida, that the FPL Glades
Power Park Project, including associated facilities to be
located in Glades County, is consistent with the existing
local land use plans and zoning ordinances of Glades
.County. This determination has been issued pursuant
to section 403.50665, Florida Statutes, of the Florida
Electrical Power Plant Siting Act. A copy of Glades
County's determination of consistency is available for
review in the office of Michael P Halpin, PE., Siting
Coordination Office, Department of Environmental
Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, M.S. 48,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850) 245-8002. The
determination is also available by contacting Larry
Hilton at the Glades County Community Development
Department, 250 6th Street SW Moore Haven, FL
33471 Phone: (863) 946-0533, and online at the follow-
ing weblink: http://www.doah.state.fl.us/doc-
doc/2006/005334/06005334M-012207-15403340.PDF
or at the website of the Division of Administrative
Hearings http://www.doah.state.fl.us/internet and enter-
ing the case number 06-5334EPP.
3. Pursuant to Section 403.50665(4), F.S., if any
substantially affected person wishes to dispute Glades
County's determination that the proposed Glades
Power Park, including associated linear facilities, is
consistent with the existing land use plans and zoning
ordinances of Glades County, he or she must file a peti-
tion with the Department within 21 days after the publi-
cation of notice of the Glades County's determination in
accordance with Paragraph 5 below. If a hearing is
requested, the provisions of Section 403.508(1), F.S.
shall apply.
4. Should a land use hearing be held, a separate
notice of the land use hearing will be published, pur-
suant to Section 403.5115, F.S. Pursuant to Section
403.508(1), F.S., the sole issue for determination at any
land use hearing shall be whether or not the proposed
site is consistent and in compliance with existing land
use plans and zoning ordinances. If the administrative
law judge concludes that the proposed site is not con-
sistent or in compliance with existing land use plans
and zoning ordinances, the administrative law judge
shall receive at the hearing evidence on, and address
In the recommended order any changes to or approvals


or variances under, the applicable land use plans or
zoning ordinances which will render the proposed site
consistent and in compliance with the local land use
plans and zoning ordinances.
5. A person whose substantial interests are affected
by the proposed determination of consistency may peti-
tion for an administrative hearing in accordance with
Section 403.5066(4), F.S. The petition must be filed
with the Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department of Environmental
Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
(Telephone: 850/245-2241; Fax: 850/245-2303). The
petition should contain: (a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and
telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address
and telephone number of the petitioner's representa-
tive, if any, which shall be the address for service pur-
poses during the course of the proceeding; and an
explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests
will be affected by the determination; (c) A statement of
how and when each petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all
disputed issues of material fact; If there are none, the
petitioner shall so indicate; (e) A concise statement of
the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts
the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification
of the proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific
rules or statutes the petitioner contends require rever-
sal or modification of the proposed action; and, (g) A
statement of the relief sought by the petitioner. A peti-
tion that does not dispute the material facts shall state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set forth above, as
required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
6. The Application for Site Certification is available
for public inspection during normal business hours at
the addresses listed below:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Siting Coordination
Michael P. Halpin
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
(850) 245-8002
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/siting/highlights/applicationinprocess.htm
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
South District Office
Audrey Wright
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364W
Ft. Myers, FL 33901-3381
(239) 332-6975
Clewiston Public Library
120 W. Osceola Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Glades County Public Library
11 Riverside Drive
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Labelle Public Library
461 N. Main Street
Labelle, FL 33935-4610
Florida Power & Light Company
Okeechobee Service Center
825 NE 34th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34973


Contact: Donna Padgett
863-467-3708
Available during business '
hours Please call for appoint- "
ment
The business address of the
applicant for the Project is:
Florida Power & Light
Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
561-691-7054
Contact: Kathy Salvador
Available during business / EMIsrIG p
hours Please call for appoint- IisiraravwU
ment

7. FDEP and other state,
regional, and local agencies will
be studying the application and
preparing reports and recom- ,
mendations on the Project.
Interested persons should
review the application and bring
any matters of concern to the
attention of the appropriate
agency and FPL as soon as
possible. Information regarding '
the appropriate contact persons
in the reviewing agencies may
be obtained from Michael P.
Halpin at the Department of
Environmental Protection,
Siting Coordination Office,
2600 Blair Stone Road, \
Tallahassee, Florida 32399,
(850-245-8002). '
8. (a) In addition to filing a petition pursuant to para-
graphs 3 and 5 above, any person wishing to partici-
pate in the proceedings, either as a party or without
party status must follow Section 403.508(3), F.S.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 120, F.S.,
upon the filing with the administrative law judge of a
notice of intent to be a party no later than 75 days after
the application was filed on December 22, 2006, the fol-
lowing shall also be parties to the proceeding:
1. Any agency not listed in Section 403.508(3)(a),
F.S., as to matters within its jurisdiction.
2. Any domestic nonprofit corporation or association
formed, in whole or in part, to promote conservation or
natural beauty; to protect the environment, personal
health, or other biological values; to preserve historical
sites; to promote consumer interests; to represent
labor, commercial, or industrial groups; or to promote
comprehensive planning or orderly development of the
area in which the proposed electrical power plant is to
be located.
(b) Other parties may include any person
whose substantial interests are affected and being
determined by the proceeding and who timely file a
motion to intervene pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., and
applicable rules. Intervention pursuant to this para-
graph may be granted at the discretion of the designat-
ed administrative law judge and upon such conditions
as he may prescribe any time prior to 30 days before
the commencement of the certification hearing. Those
wishing to intervene in this proceeding, unless appear-
ing on their own behalf, must be represented by an
attorney or other person who can be determined to be
qualified to appear in administrative proceedings pur-
suant to Chapter 120, F.S., or Rule 28-106.106, Florida


(c) When appropriate, any person may be
given an opportunity to present oral or written commu-
nications to the designated administrative law judge. If
the designated administrative law judge proposes to
consider such communications, then all parties shall be
given an opportunity to cross-examine or challenge or
rebut such communications.
9. Any notice of intent to be a party or motion
to intervene pursuant to Section 403.508(3), F.S.
must be sent to:
Hon. J. Lawrence Johnston
Administrative Law Judge
Division of Administrative Hearings
The DeSoto Building
1230 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060

and must contain, the following: reference to the
application and DOAH case numbers (PA06-49;
DOAH Case No. 06-5334EPP); the name, address
and telephone number of the agency or person mak-
ing the filing. A notice of intent to be a party or a
motion to intervene must contain allegations suffi-
cient to demonstrate the agency or person is entitled
to participate in the proceeding. The notice or
motion must be sent by mail to the applicant and to
all parties. (A list of parties may be obtained from
the Department's Office of Siting Coordination at the
address and telephone number listed above.)


Thursday, February 1, 2007


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Even today, flowers still can speak volumes


By Gene McAvoy
Horticulture Extension Agent
Hendry County
You know what roses mean.
But did you know your choice of
color can make or break some-
one's Valentine's Day? And beware
of other blossoms they can
speak volumes. The custom of
exchanging flowers may have less
to do with romance and chivalry
than with anxiety. For the shy or
uncertain, handing over a bouquet
of flowers is an easy way to express
sentiment.
Ancient myths, biblical stories,
and fables all assigned meaning to
flowers. In the early 1700's, King
Charles II of Sweden introduced a
new language to Europe when he
brought the Persian poetical art
called "the language of flowers" to
the west. Floral lexicons were pub-
lished throughout the 18th century,
allowing secrets to be exchanged
with a lily or lilac, and an entire con-


versation to take place in a bou-
quet. It seems the more popular
the flower, the more superstitions
and meanings have been associat-
ed with it.
Whatever its origin, the rose is
undeniably the best known symbol
of beauty and love. It is common
knowledge that red roses mean I
love you. A dozen of them make
the ultimate statement on Valen-
tine's Day, a tradition surely devel-
oped by those who measure value
by quantity rather than quality.
Lesser known nuances of
meaning are attached to different
colors and types of roses. If you're
going to join the majority and get
roses for your valentine, you'd bet-
ter get the definitions straight.
Red and white together mean
unity, pink means grace and gentili-
ty, and yellow symbolizes joy. If you
want to stir things up a bit, send
orange or coral roses to speak your
desire. Burgundy is a compliment
to your sweetheart's unconscious


beauty. Sweetheart roses are for
couples who like nicknames, as
they mean darling, dear, or honey.
A single rose signifies simplicity, a
nice statement if your pockets are
empty. Be certain nol to confuse
white roses with while rosebuds;
the first means you're heavenly,
while the second warns that you're
too young for love.
We have progressed from Victo-
rian days e-mail allows you to
woo another across the globe as
easily as across the room. Commu-
nication may have expanded glob-
ally. But in another sense, we may
have lost ground. Since the only
flower that has a universally under-
stood meaning these days is the
rose, undiversified flower giving on
Valentine's Day has reduced the
language of flowers to a monosyl-
labic grunt.
So if you want to let someone
know how you feel this Valentine's
Day, exercise your freedom of
expression by choosing from a


wide array of meaningful blos-
soms. Flowers are a lot more subtle
than the in-box on your e-mail, and
they look much nicer on the table
or a night stand.
If you want to stray from tradi-
tion, or if "I love you" is not what
comes to mind when thinking of
your valentine, maybe you want
something other than the rose.
There's a slew of nice things to
say with other flowers, and they're
just as nice to receive. Several flow-
ers pose as rose impostors: red
chrysanthemums, tulips and car-
nations all still say I love you.
The daisy will compliment your
valentine's beauty, while the ele-
gant calla lily tops that by celebrat-
ing your lover's splendid beauty.
You can only send a lilac once since
it goes to your first true love. The
gardenia is for the scared or the shy,
since it expresses secret untold
love.
Violets express affection. Mild or
deep-rooted? The floral lexicon


doesn't specify!
Some not-so-nice, sentiments
require a feistier petal, great for
couples on the rocks. Mock her
vanity by giving narcissus, the
flower of self love. Let him have it
with a petunia, which expresses
anger and resentment. Its okay
when your valentine flirts with you,
but when it's with another, give a
dandelion picked from the side-
walk. Make sure your marigold
properly expresses your emotions -
the large flowered signify jealousy;
while the small flowered encour-
ages your loved one to never
despair. A striped carnation signi-
fies flat out refusal, but if that's the
case, why send flowers at all?
There are flowers for more
unusual tastes if these are not
enough. For the rough exterior, soft
inside types, the cactus gives the
surface impression of intimidation,
but sends a deeper message
of warmth. Give wisteria to the
suave gentleman you meet on the


street to say welcome, fair stranger.
For a mama's boy or girl, moss is an
expression of maternal love.
If you receive no flowers but are
invited for a pasta dinner, you may
be in trouble. Be especially aware
of pesto: basil, the cruelest of all
flower words, can mean hatred.
Show off your new flower
vocabulary, but remember that
knowledge is a double-edged
sword. You are now equipped with
the tools to decipher what your
date really thinks of you or subtly
express your true feelings with
flowers.
Gene McAvoy is the horticulture
agent with the Hendry County
Extension Service. Direct your hor-
ticulture questions to PO Box 68,
LaBelle, FL 33975, e-mail -
gmcavoy@ifas.ufl.edu or phone
863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598. You
are also welcome to visit the
Hendry County Extension Office at
225 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. Office
hours are from 8 a.m. -5 p.m.


Flowering trees a good choice for the approaching spring


By Gene Joyner
Extension Agent
Palm Beach County
As we're starting into the end
of our winter many people's
thoughts turn to doing landscap-
ing projects for the upcoming
spring season. Color in the land-
scape is very important to many
people and one of the better
ways to get color besides using
bedding plants is to use flower-
ing trees and shrubs.
Flowering trees have been
very popular and increasing in
popularity and so many people
have lost big trees due to hurri-
canes that if you're going to do
replacement of trees, why not
have something that has beauti-
ful flowers rather than just green
foliage.
There are literally dozens of
types of flowering trees which
have been used for many years
with good results and some are
native and are resistant to some
of our weather conditions. The
size of the flowering tree will
greatly determine how it is best
used in the landscape and few
properties have huge open lots
where some of the more spec-
tacular trees can be used.
A good example would be the
popular, oyal poinciana. This
tree can grtw to heights of 60 or
70 feet and widths of well over
100, which rules it out for a little
tiny city lot. However, they are
excellent for open areas such as
parks, schools, condominiums
and other properties where
space is more open and it's not at
risk of being crowded by build-
ings or utility lines.
This blooms in late spring,
early summer with spectacular
orange-red flowers that are sev-
eral inches in diameter and last
for several days. The bloom cycle
will start in mid May and extend
often into late August or early
September with the heaviest
bloom coming in late June or
earlyJuly.


Trees are rapid growing, often
growing 6 to 10 feet in a single
growing season so they can take
up a lot of space quickly if given
open areas. Another popular
flowering tree for big areas is
jacaranda. The common jacaran-
das bloom in April or May with
spectacular clusters of funnel
shaped light blue or lilac colored
flowers. Jacarandas can also
reach big heights of 60 feet or
more with equal if not greater
widths. They are a type tree
though like royal poinciana that
can grow
6 to 8 feet or more in one
growing season so they become
big very quickly. There are dwarf
jacarandas available at some
nurseries which mature at a
smaller size with the sametypes
of flowers, but these are often
harder to locate.
For a smaller flowering tree
that might be more readily
acceptable in smaller lots, the
tabebuias or trumpet trees are
excellent choices. These can be
maintained at heights from 25 to
45 feet and even smaller with
regular pruning. These are pri-
marily spring bloomers with fun-
nel shaped clusters of white, yel-
low, or pink flowers, yellow
being the most common.
These grow 5 to 6 feet a year
under average conditions and
tolerate most of our soil and
weather conditions quite well.
The pink tabebuia is more cold
sensitive so in areas far from the
coast when it's small it does run
the risk of frost damage if we
have bad winters.
For flowering trees even
smaller our native Geiger tree is a
good choice. This only grows to
20 to 25 feet and has clusters of
one-inch tangerine orange flow-
ers throughout most of the year.
It's a slow grower compared to
many of the other flowering
trees, only growing about 2 to 3
feet in a typical growing season.
If you like yellow flowers,
many of the cassias are excellent


and they can be either a large
shrubs or small to medium trees
depending on the type. The
flower season is also variable
with some types being winter
bloomers while others are
spring and summer bloomers.
Flowers range in size individual-
ly from 3/4 to 1 inch or more in
diameter and form in large clus-
ters which gives a beautiful
effect to the tree when it's in
bloom. It's also a favorite of sul-
phur butterflies and often these
large yellow butterflies will be
found around the cassia trees
when they are in bloom.
The frangipani native to Mexi-
co is another favorite and this has
pinwheel shaped fragrant
blooms in clusters on the tips of
the branches throughout most of
the year. Flower colors can range
from white through pink, red,
yellow and combination colors.
This is a flower used often in
Hawaii for the flower leis and is
found in many yards as a small
shrub rather than as a large tree.
If you want a large fragrant
flowering tree that gets 30 feet or
more the ylang-ylang from
Malaysia has been used for many
years and the long droopy
petaled yellow flowers are pro-
duced throughout most of the
warm months throughout the
year. This tree is so fragrant a sin-
gle bloom can perfume up an
entire house and it is used com-
mercially for many types of cos-
metic and perfumes. This tree is
a little more cold sensitive as a
young plant, but when it gets
older it can take most of our win-
ters. It also is a slower grower
than some of the others, only
growing about 2 to 3 feet a year.
Orchid trees are also popular
and especially ones that don't
produce seeds such as the Hong
Kong orchid with 3 inch laven-
der blooms. Depending on the
type most are fall and winter
blooms or early spring bloomers
and can come in either purple,
white, or red colors depending


on the species. Orchid trees
grow rapidly, often 4 to 6 feet in
a single growing season, and
can top out at heights of 45 to 50
feet if never pruned.
The shaving brush from cen-
tral America is another favorite
and blooms in the late winter or
spring with 4 inch flowers that
resemble a shaving brush and
come in either pink or white.
This tree is a slow grower, often
less than 3 feet a year, but can
reach heights of 40 or 50 feet at
maturity.
Another tree with pink flow-
ers that's spectacular in the fall is
a silk floss or chorisia from Cen-
tral America. This tree can grow
to heights of 50 feet or more and
is heavily armed on the trunks
and major branches with up to
one inch or larger thorns which
give it a very spectacular appear-
ance. Blooming occurs any-
where from late August or Sep-
tember till the end of November
and the flowers are quite large
up to 3 or 4 inches and last sever-
al days individually.
Most landscape nurseries that
deal in large trees have a good
selection of flowering trees so if
you're looking for flowering trees
for your landscape you shouldn't
have difficulty in finding some to
fit your size property.
Also if you'd like to see sam-
ples of flowering trees, visit


botanical gardens locally such as
the Mounts Botanical Garden in
West Palm Beach or Unbeliev-
able Acres Botanic Gardens also
in West Palm Beach. Most gar-
dens have big collections of flow-
ering trees so you can see what
big ones look like.
For information about grow-


ing flowering trees and on organ-
izations in the area such as the
Flowering Tree Society that pro-
mote flowering trees, you can
contact the Palm Beach County
Extension office for information.
Dial 233-1750 in the north and
central county areas or 276-1260
in the south county area.


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Family
Continued From Page 1
director of the Ortona Commu-
nity Association, and served as a
short term director of the
Caloosa Humane Society.
J. C. Long is employed by
Jack Queen Construction, Inc. of
Immokalee, as a construction
estimator and job superintend-
ent. Recently, he contributed the
site work for construction of the
Vance Storter Pavilion at the
Glades County Cemetery at
Ortona on Route 78, a project
initiated by Donna and J. C., and
the volley ball court at the
Ortona Community Center.
The Longs are parents to four
children and grandparents to
seven. They live on Coffee Mill
Hammock Road only one mile
from where Donna grew up.


Meeting
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Hilton read a request from
the Community Development
Department which said, "We need
this meeting to be held in and by
Glades County."
The department has contacted
experts who have agreed to make
public presentations on ecology,


Bridge
Continued From Page 1
stretched services pretty thin.
"There is a nationwide initia-
tive to promote better eating
habits, increase physical activity
and lower the incidence of chron-
ic disease," said Ms. Pena.
The department will begin to
inform the public by starting with
school children.
A program called Fresh To You
starts with Kindergarten and first
graders at West Glades Elemen-
tary; and with first and second
graders at Moore Haven Elemen-
tary. Once a month, health
department staff will give chil-
dren one fruit and one vegetable.
Also, Agape Christian Acade-
my students and church mem-
bers will be educated about the
necessity of fruits and vegetables.
"Seventy five percent of Amer-
icans do not get the daily servings
of fruits and vegetables that they
need," said Ms. Pena.
Another service provided by
Glades County Health Depart-
ment is a diabetes awareness
class. The class is held in Moore
Haven once a week on Wednes-
day at the public library at 5:15
p.m. Spanish is spoken for this
class. English is spoken at a class
in LaBelle on Tuesdays in the
library.
After these two classes are fin-
ished, English will be spoken at
the new class in Moore Haven,
and Spanish will be spoken at the
new class in LaBelle. The same
content is held in both languages.
Angelica Pena also mentioned
that Hendry County residents are
welcome to attend diabetes class
in Moore Haven.
Many people do not realize
that if diabetes is left untreated it


Dale Hall is properly recognized


for her dedication to students


Storters are Family of the Year.


water use and impact, technology
selection, air emissions and control
technologies, road and rail trans-
portation and the economic
impact of FPL's proposed Glades
Power Park.
Part of the department's request
is to approve a transfer from the
contingency fund to comprehen-
sive planning-professional services
which involves $10,000.
The currently budgeted profes-
sional services account will pay for


-" I/arbara Oehlbeck
INI/Barbara Oehlbeck


any cost over that amount. At the
end of the fiscal year, if there is any
excess in the professional services
account, it should be returned to
the contingency fund.
Pete Quasius, Collier County
Audubon Society, was also in
attendance. He mentioned that he
was pleased to see a meeting with
experts take place in order to dis-
cuss data on Glades Power Park.
StaffWriter NenaBolan can be
reached atnenabolan@yahoo.com.


INI/Nena Bolan
Angelica Pena has recently joined the staff of Glades County
Health Department. She educates residents
about heart attack and stroke, diabetes and good nutrition.
Ms. Pena and other staff members will take fruits and veg-
etables to early elementary school students.


can lead to blindness, amputa-
tion of limbs, and kidney failure.
Recent statistics show that
today's Hispanic population is
contracting diabetes at twice the
average rate. Diabetics must
realize that a lifestyle change is
needed in addition to medica-
tion and diet.
Also a Smoking Cessation pro-
gram will begin in the near future
and features a smoke prevention
specialist. It just so happens that
smoking contributes to chronic
diseases like diabetes, heart
attack and stroke, obesity and
poor nutrition.
The Annual Bridge Walk pro-
motes more than physical activi-


ty. Participants are asked to wear
red to support women in the fight
against heart disease. Heart dis-
ease kills more women than all
the different cancers combined.
The walk begins at Moore
Haven Elementary School at 3
p.m. Safe and Smart Students of
MHES will lead the way. They are
in grades 5 through 8.
Hendry County residents are
welcome to walk across the
bridge too. Contact Ms. Pena at
946-0707, or by email at angeli-
ca_pena@doh.state.fl.us. Para
mas information, Ilame a: Angel-
ica Pena 946-0707.
Staff Writer Nena Bolan can be
reached atnenabolan@yahoo.com.


Public school veteran
of 34 years is lifetime
resident of the county

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN After the
school day comes to an end, it still
is not the end of Dale Hall's day. She
is a tutor in the after school pro-
gram at the cafeteria.
Several students are in her care
as she works with them to improve
their FCAT skills.
Mrs. Hall has been a para-pro-
fessional in the district since 1973.
Her first ten years were at the
junior-senior high school migrant
program. Then, she went to Moore
Haven Elementary School and has'
worked there 24 years as a
teacher's aide in special education.
But it isn't Mrs. Hall's only expo-
sure to the Glades County School
system.
Dale Hall graduated from
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School in 1968, and decided to fur-
ther her education at Nova South-
eastern University. She is a lifelong
resident of Glades County.
Her real training ground has
been in the classroom getting to
know children with learning dis-
abilities and other disadvantages.'
This school year she was select-
ed as Moore Haven Elementary
School's non-instructional employ-
ee of the year, and she has also been




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Dale Hall is a teacher's aide and after school tutor. Here she
is helping students in an after school program intended to
raise FCAT scores. Mrs. Hall has been a para -professional in
Glades County for 34 years. She has been at Moore Have
Elementary School for 24 years.


awarded Glades County's non-
instructional employee of the year.
To her co-workers, the nomina-
tion came as no surprise.
MHES Principal Jim Brickel
wrote a letter praising Mrs. Hall for
the work that she does taking
extra care to explain Mrs. Hall's ded-
ication to children who need extra
help learning to read. "Mrs. Hall is
the one we can call on," he said.
"No job is too great or too small
for Mrs..Hall. Her powerful work
ethic and positive attitude make her
one of Glades County's unsung
heroes," said Mr. Brickel.
Of course, the award changes


that, but not Mrs. Hall's willingness
to help a child.
Teaching a child to read, or be
kind to his classmates is a joy to
Dale Hall.
"Each child's problem is differ-
ent and if you can teach him to do
something all by himself, then that
child feels good about himself,"
she said.
Mrs. Hall can be found every
school day in the ESE department
as she sets the standard, her co-
workers say, that all educators
strive for.
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Ballfield
Continued From Page 1
Bermuda grass was trans-
planted and its. maintenance
required the purchase of a
mower suited to the upkeep of
Bermuda grass. Fertilizer must
be applied frequently. The
Wedgeworth Fertilizer Company
is donating free fertilizer to the
school district. Also, student
workers from the Florida Envi-
ronmental Institute have helped
install the grass sod.
Clay is used at the bases
which can be placed at different
distances according to the activi-
ty of the day. The base distances
can accommodate T-ball, girl's
softball, men's softball and pitch
machine practice.
Bleacher covers are being
added to. protect spectators from
sun and rain. An entrance road
will be blacktopped soon and
additional bleachers are being
erected by GEO.
The remodeled restrooms
will be appreciated by everyone
- they now have real doors for a
main entrance. Previously, a


CitY #mks at wats


INI/Nena Bolan
The ball fields in Moore Haven will have a new playing sur-
face of Bermuda grass with clay bases that can be placed at
different distances according to the activity of the day.
School district maintenance workers and FEI students exca-
vate for the clay bases.


chain link gate was the main
entrance. The new facilities will
comply with the needs of the
handicapped.
In Moore Haven, the ball
fields are the hub of sports activi-
ty in the late afternoon and into


the evening. They become a
gathering place for families to
see their children and friends
demonstrate skill and team-
work.
Staff Writer Nena Bolan can be
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Mileage...............10,410 Miles
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Remington immortalized Florida Cow-Hunter


By MaiyAnn Morris
INI Florida
Many people do not realize
that selling beef cattle was one of
the first industries in Florida.
Herds ranged in size from 5,000 to
50,000 head in the early days of
white settlement.
Rustling was prevalent through-
out the state. This was because
Florida was an open range. There
was not a fenced pasture anywhere
in the state and cattle roamed
freely. Although the cattle were
branded, brands were frequently
changed. The early cowboys
would round cows up over miles
and miles of open plains, in the
hammocks, and by the rivers and
streams. Then they would drive
them to market.
Florida's old-time cowboys had
a unique way of herding cattle.
They used long whips made of
braided leather. Snapping these
whips in the air made a loud
"crack." That sound brought stray
cattle back into line fast and earned
cowboys the nickname of "crack-
ers." Many rode the rugged, rather
small horses known as "cracker
ponies" of "marsh tackles"
Cracker cowboys also counted
on dogs to move cattle along the
trail. Their tough 'cur' dogs could
help get a cow out of a marsh or
work a hundred steers into a tidy
group. For those rough riders of
Florida's open prairies, a good dog,
a horse and whip were all the tools
a true cow-hunter needed.
Florida cattle were referred to
as scrub cows, ridiculous looking.
They were once described as "no
bigger than donkeys, lacking qual-
ity as beef or milk producers." So
why were they valuable? They
were valuable because the ani-
mals could survive in the hot, wet,
mosquito-infested wilderness
areas of Florida.
The legendary Frederic Reming-
ton was an American painter,
sculptor, and writer, famous for his
lively scenes (paintings, drawings
and bronze sculptures) of the Old
West. Mr. Remington visited Arca-
dia, Florida on assignment for
Harpers, when he wrote and illus-
trated the following description of
the Florida cowboy that was pub-
lished in August 1895. The year
1895 was the year before Rauler-
sons came south from Basinger to
what is now Okeechobee, 25 years
before Clewiston, Pahokee and
Belle Glade were established and
20 years before Moore Haven.
In Cracker Cowboys of Florida,
after having met Bone Mizell, Rem-
ington wrote:
"One can thresh the straw of
history until he is well worn out,
and also is running some risk of
wearing others out who may have
to listen. So I will waive the telling
of who the first cowboy was, even
if I knew; but the last one who has
come under my observation lives
down in Florida, and the way it
happened was this:
"I was sitting in a 'sto' do' (store
door) as the 'Crackers' say, waiting
for the clerk to load some numberr
eights' (lumber), when my friend
said, 'Look at the cowboys!' This
immediately caught my interest.
With me cowboys are what gems
and porcelains are to some others.
"Two very emaciated Texas
ponies pattered down the street,
bearing wild-looking individuals,
whose hanging hair and drooping
hats and generally bedraggled
appearance would remind you at
once of the Spanish-moss which
hangs so quietly and helplessly to
the limbs of the oaks out in the
swamps. They had on about four
dollars' worth of clothes between
them, and rode McClellan sad-
dles, with saddlebags, and guns
tied on before."
One of them was Bone Mizell.
Born in Horse Creek, Florida in
1863, the eighth of 12 children, his
father Morgan Mizell was a great


Harpers Monthly Magazine/Frederick Remington
These cow-hunters rode into the town of Arcadia, where the famous western artist, Frederick
Remington was on assignment for Harpers New Monthly Magazine in 1895 and eventually drew
them and their Cracker horses. The illustration appeared in the magazine in August 1895.

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admirer of Napoleon Bonaparte.
He named his son, Morgan Bona-
parte Mizell."
It was not by accident that Fred-
erick Remington immortalized
Bone. The artist recognized that
cracker cow-hunters lacked the
glamour associated with the West-
ern variety he'd helped popularize.
He also recognized that Bone's
charisma was his own, that Bone's
fame as a rangeland raconteur and
prairie prankster was widespread
and well deserved.
"Ornery, tough and an incur-
able joker," wrote Jabbo Gordon,
a noted Florida historian and
newspaperman, in the 1970s.
"Bone Mizell left his mark, howev-
er dubious, on the pages of Florida
history. In time, he may prove to
be Florida's best known, if not
most typical cowboy."'
If famed Western cowboy artist
Frederic Remington didn't actually
coin the title, he certainly perpetu-
ated it by conferring it on Bone
Mizell in 1895. The urbane Reming-
ton traveled from New York City to
Florida that year to paint the
scruffy-looking Mizell astride his
horse. Remington called the paint-
ing "A Cracker Cowboy." Other
paintings of Bone and his cowboy
colleagues appeared in the August
1895 issue of Harper's New Month-
ly Magazine. The name stuck.
Eventually it evolved into "Florida
Cracker," the title now reserved for
the Sunshine State's native-born
sons and daughters.
According to the descriptions,
Bone took on the gawky appear-
ance of a fledgling Crane. Unusual-
ly tall, lean and lanky in the saddle,
he often let his long legs dangle
below the stirrups. His awkward-
ness was deceptive because Bone
could ride his small, Florida-bred
horse called a Marsh Tackie -
with the easy grace of a circus
rider. He could gracefully flick a fly
off a cow's rump with his 18-foot
bullwhip, never raising a hair on
the poor beast. Most Florida
drovers had this same skill. They


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Thanks to Frederick Remington, we have a likeness of Bone
Mizell, legendary cow-hunter, as he looked in 1895, at age 32.


used their whips to herd cows on
cattle drives.
According to legend, it was the
loud crackc" of the whips that
gave Florida's drovers their nick-
name, "Cracker cowboys," but
the term "Cracker" was certainly
used earlier.
If famed Western cowboy artist
Frederic Remington didn't actually
coin the title, he certainly perpetu-
ated it by conferring it on Bone
Mizell in 1895. The urbane Reming-
ton traveled from New York City to
Florida that year to paint the
scruffy-looking Mizell astride his
horse. Remington called the paint-
ing A Cracker Cowboy. Other paint-
ings of Bone Mizell and his cowboy
colleagues appeared in the August
1895 issue of Harper's New Month-
ly Magazine. The appellation stuck.
Eventually it evolved into Florida
Cracker, the title now reserved for
the Sunshine State's native-born
sons and daughters.
It was not by accident that
Remington immortalized Bone.
The artist recognized that cracker
cowboys lacked the glamour


associated with the Western vari-
ety he'd helped popularize. He
also recognized that Bone had a
charisma all his own, that Bone's
fame as a rangeland raconteur
and prairie prankster was wide-
spread an deserved.
"Ornery, tough and an incur-
able joker," wrote Jabbo Gordon,
a noted Florida historian and
newspaperman, in the 1970s.
"Bone Mizell left his mark, howev-
er dubious, on the pages of Florida
history. In time, he may prove to
be Florida's best known, if not
most typical cowboy."
At that time, Florida's typical
cowboy was described as lean,
mean and laconic. Bone was lean,
mean and loquacious faulted at
times for being too funny, too frolic-
some, too fractious.
He went on to describe them as
"picturesque in their unkempt,
almost unearthlywildness."
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online for the Remington article.
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Anglers win big in Wal-Mart FLW tournament sports in Brief


CLEWISTON Team Castrol
pro David Dudley of Lynchburg,
Va., caught a five-bass limit weigh-
jng 18 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday
to win $125,000 in the $1 million
Wal-Mart FLW Series BP Eastern
Division tournament on Lake
Okeechobee last week with a four-
day catch of 20 bass weighing 64-2.
The catch gave him the win by a
solid 7-pound, 7-ounce margin
over Team Fuji pro Wesley Strader
of Spring City, Tenn., who caught a
total of 20 bass weighing 56-7 and
earned $50,000.
"No matter how many classes
or seminars you attend, you can't
teach instinct," said Dudley, who
increased his winnings in FLW Out-
doors events to more than $1.9 mil-
lion and his total career winnings to
)nore than $2.2 million. "It comes
tTarough trial and error. And this
i'eek that experience made all the
difference."
__ Dudley became the. youngest
angler to surpass $2 million in
career winnings in 2006 at the age
of 30. He is second on the all-time
money list behind the legendary
Rick Clunn ofAva, Mo.
.2 Dudley opened the tournament
m 20th place Wednesday with five
bass weighing 13-9 by flipping
grass. On Thursday he added
another five bass weighing 11-15 to
improve to the sixth spot. He then
caught five bass weighing 20-2 by
focusing on fishing canals Friday to
!ake the crucial top 10 cut with
the lead. On Saturday he sealed his
victory using a Bomber Fat Free
Shad and a shaky-head worm.
"I look back at some of the deci-
ions I've made while fishing and I
chuckle to myself," Dudley said.
t'When you're fishing, you have to
listen to your instincts and what the
Iord is telling you."
, Dudley's instincts told him that
.hallow water wouldn't hold
quality fish after a cold front
moved through the area Thurs-
day. Dudley searched for areas
that bass would migrate to and
told in once the water tempera-
tures cooled. He found fish in 12
tb 15 feet of water in canals and
exploited the' discovery. Dudley
fished five spots in the J & S canal
qn the east side of the lake.
I "It was a no-brainer to move to
canals," Dudley said. "When you
ave shallow water that gets cold,
uou have to move deep. I never sec-
and-guessed it."
, Rounding out the top five pros
re Todd Auten of Lake Wylie, S.C.
20 bass, 54-6, $40,000); Team
national Guard pro Scott Martin of
$lewiston, Fla._(14 bass, 45-9,
30,000) and Jim Dillard of \,esl
Monroe, La. (15 bass, 41-11,
$20,000).
STeam Fuji pro Strader and Jim
short of Ocean Pines, Md., split the
day's $500 Snickers Big Bass award
ithe Pro Division with matching 8-
Oound, 6-ounce largemouths.
1 Overall there were 42 bass
weighing 96 pounds, 12 ounces
?aught by 10 pros Saturday. The


Courtesy photo/FLW Outdoors
Scott Martin of Clewiston was the biggest mover of the week,
coming all the way from 112th place after day two to finish
fourth with a four-day total of 45 pounds, 9 ounces for a
$30,000 prize.


catch included six five-bass limits.
Ron Fabiszak of South Bend,
Ind., won the Co-angler Division
and $25,000 Friday with a three-day
total of 13 bass weighing 31
pounds, 8 ounces followed by Stet-
son Blaylock of Benton, Ark., in
second place with 14 bass weigh-
ing 27-12 worth $10,000.
Fabiszak opened the tourna-
ment in 24th place Wednesday
with five bass weighing 10-2 while
fishing with pro Richard Patterson
of Windermere, Fla. On Thursday
he jumped to second place with a
five-bass catch weighing 12-4
while fishing with pro David Man-
sue of Robbinsville, N.J. He
wrapped up the win Friday with a
three-bass catch weighing 9-2
while fishing with Team Pepcid
pro Jason Knapp.
"All of my fish yesterday came
on a Gambler Ace rigged wacky
style," said the 37-year-old ceramic
tile installer, who has won three
previous FLW Outdoors events,
including two Stren Series events as
a co-angler. "We made a long run
this morning and then stopped at a
spot on the way back and I caught
my two better fish today on a Gam-
bler Cane Toad."
SRounding out the top five co-


anglers are Jess Caraballo of
Danbury, Conn. (eight bass, 22-
13, $9,000); Danny Bishop of
Buchanan, Ga. (nine bass, 22-4,
$8,000) and Mark Phillips of
Fayetteville, Ark. (nine bass, 21-
13, $7,000).
Tony Haymon of Penney
Farms, Fla., earned $300 for the
Snickers Big Bass award in the
Co-angler Division thanks to a 9-
pound, 9-ounce bass he caught
while fishing with pro Nick
Gainey of Charleston, S.C.
Overall there were 151 bass
weighing 292 pounds, 15 ounces
caught by 151 co-anglers Friday.
The catch included four five-bass
limits.
FLW Outdoors historically
maintains a 98 percent live release
rate in all of its bass tournaments.
Coverage of the Lake Okee-
chobee FLW Series tournament


will be broadcast to 81 million FSN
(Fox Sports Net) subscribers in the
United States as part of the "FLW
Outdoors" television program air-
ing March 4. "FLW Outdoors" airs
Sunday mornings at 11 Eastern
time. "FLW Outdoors" is also
broadcast internationally to
approximately 350 million house-
holds in Europe, Africa and Asia,.
making it the most widely distrib-
uted weekly fishing program in the
world. Additionally, FLW Outdoors
is proud to provide tournament
coverage to more than 800,000 ser-
vicemembers stationed around the
world in 177 countries and aboard
Navy ships through broadcasts on
the American Forces Network.
The next FLW Series BP Eastern
Division tournament, hosted by the
Russellville Advertising and Promo-
tion Commission, will be held May
9-12 on Lake Dardanelle in Russel-
Iville, Ark. Boats will launch from
Lake Dardanelle State Park in Rus-
sellville and the final weigh-in will
be held at the Wal-Mart located at
2409 E. Main St. in Russellville.
After four qualifying events are
complete in the BP Eastern Divi-
sion, the top 30 pros and 30 co-
anglers will advance to the BP East-
National Guard West Fishoff Jan.
17-19, 2008, where they will face
the top 30 pros and 30 co-anglers
from the National Guard Western
Division for a shot at advancing to
the $2 million, 2008 Forrest Wood
Cup. The winning pro at the Forrest
Wood Cup will earn as much as $1
million the sport's biggest award.
Named after the legendary
founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L.
Wood, FLW Outdoors administers
the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart
FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart
Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart
Texas Tournament Trail presented
by Abu Garcia, Ranger Owners
Tournament Championship Series,
Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-
Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-
Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart
FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW
Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW
Striper Series. These circuits offer
combined purses of nearly $43 mil-
lion through 238 events in 2007.
Wal-Mart and many of Ameri-
ca's largest and most-respected
companies support FLW Out-
doors and its tournament trails.
Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW
Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and
today is the world's leading sup-
porter of tournament fishing. For
more information about Wal-
Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.
For more information about
FLW Outdoors and its tourna-
ments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or
call (270) 252-1000.


Bass Busters Silver
divisionn results
The Bass Busters Silver Division
kicked off the 2007 season in
Clewiston on Lake Okeechobee on
Saturday, Jan. 20, with 18 teams
fishing. First place went to the team
of Skip and Terry Simmonds of
Clewiston with a total weight of
15.96 pounds and they also
weighed in the second place big
bass at 6.55 pounds. Most of their
fish caught just south of the East
Wall. Second place overall and First
place Big Bass went to the team of
Bob Campbell and Robert Powers
of Naples. Their total weight was
14.34 pounds and the Big Bass
weighed 7.78 pounds. Third place
went to Dwight Lewis and Larry
Taylor of Miramar Florida with a
total weight of 13.11 pounds. Con-
gratulations to all the anglers. The
next Silver Division tournament will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 in
( I-' -ii. i on Lake Okeechobee.

Bass Busters
Gold Division
Bass Busters Gold Division guar-
anteed $1,000 first place tourna-
ment started the year out with a 19
team field in Clewiston, on Sunday,
Jan. 21. The winners were Jim
Medline and Like Cass of West
Palm Beach with a total weight of
12.34 pounds and the Biggest Bass
weighing in at 5.79 pounds. Sec-
ond place went to the team of Boyd
Nutting and Malcolm Ellerton of
Clewiston. They weighed in a total
of 11.16 pounds and the second
place Big Bass weighing in at 3.30
pounds. Third place of the day
went to Asa Godsey and Al Gaglian-
ducci of Clewiston with a total
weight of 10.92 pounds. The next
Gold Division guaranteed $1,000
First Place Tournament will be held
on Sunday, Feb. 18, in Clewiston

Bank to host benefit
fishing tourney
Lake Okeechobee Seacoast
National Bank will hold the Fifth
Annual Bass Tournament to benefit
the March of Dimes on Saturday,
Feb. 3. The tournament will be held
at Okee Tantie Marina.
Early registration is available at
www.seacoastnational.com or by
picking up an application at any
Seacoast National Bank locations.
The tournament is based on a 100-
(2 man) boat field, first place pay-
out will be 3,000, second place
$1,500, thirdplace $750, fourth
place $500 and fifth place $250.
Biggest fish pays.$1,000 based on


100 boat registration. A smaller
field will result in lower, prorated
payouts. Advance registration will
be closed on Jan. 31. Anglers will
begin at safe light with a weigh-in at
3 p.m. The cost of the tournament
is $110 per 2-man boat.
The general public is invited to
attend the weigh in and participate
in the 50-50 drawing to win great
prizes. Come on out and help sup-
port the March of Dimes.
Youth baseball
looking for coaches
Clewiston Youth Baseball is
holding a meeting for all interested
in coaching, assistant coaching or
being a board member. If anyone is
interested in becoming a part of the
youth baseball coaching team or
becoming a board member, please
come to the Westside Elementary
cafeteria on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30
p.m. The last registration for play-
ers is on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m.

Youth Baseball
sign up time
Dixie Youth Baseball and Soft-
ball league will hold sign ups for
the upcoming season on Feb. 23,
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sign ups
will be held at Eastside/Westside
Cafeteria. Parents or guardians
must bring copy of child's birth cer-
tificate. Children signing up must
be at least age five before Aug. 1, up
to age 15. Entry fee is $55 for first
child and $45 for each additional
child in the same family.

Coast Guard
makes house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary makes house calls? They will
come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed
on your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informa-
tive and confidential boat inspec-
tion. A vessel safety check decal will
be placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

HT3 Outdoors returns
to Clewiston in'07
The Wave Worms HT3 Profes-
sional Bass Tour will be returning
to Roland and'Mary Ann Martins
Marina and Resort in 2007. Among
one day series events and the Exec-
utive Tour Two-Day events, Clewis-
ton has been awarded the HT3
2007 Bass Classic Championship
Dec. 2 and 3.


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Health department encourages screening for HPV


LABELLE January was Cer-
vical Health Awareness Month, a
time to further educate, encour-
age and empower women to visit
their health care provider for a
regular Pap test.
"Cervical cancer, if caught
early, is almost 100 percent cur-
able, which is why caution on the
part of women about early detec-
tion screening is so crucial," said
Hendry and Glades County
Health Department Director Nef-
tali Fernandez, M.D. "The vaccine
involves a three dose series and
women in the target population
should as always consult with
their Medical Provider prior to
receiving the Human Papillo-
mavirus vaccination (HPV)."
The American Cancer Society
reports that between 60 and 80
percent of American women
with newly diagnosed invasive


cervical cancer have not had a
Pap test in the past five years and
may have never had one. The
groups that tend not to get regu-
lar checkups include older
women, the uninsured, ethnic
minorities, (especially Latinas,
African Americans and Asian
Americans) and poor women,
particularly those in rural areas.
In the State of Florida during
2004, there were 826 cases of
newly diagnosed cervical cancers
and 248 women who died as a
result of cervical cancer as report-
ed to the statewide cancer reg-
istry, the Florida Cancer Data Sys-
tem (FCDS).
Approximately 99 percent of
cervical cancer is attributed to a
virus known as Human Papillo-
mavirus (HPV). The virus is
spread through sexual contact
and women can be infected with


HPV and not know it. A woman
can best protect herself from cer-
vical cancer by receiving the HPV
vaccination before the age of 27
years, limiting her number of sex-
ual partners, not smoking, going
in for regular Pap testing, and
promptly following up on abnor-
mal Pap test results. Depending
on the results of a woman's Pap
test, her doctor may want to do
an HPV test.
The following are reasons to
have a Pap test:
A Pap test can find early cell
changes in the cervix before
these changes turn into cervical
cancer.
Abnormal cells in the cervix
and cervical cancer don't always
cause symptoms, especially at
the onset, so early detection is the
key.
e Females should start getting


regular Pap tests about 3 years
after they begin sexual activity.
All women should have a
Pap test by the age of 21, regard-
less of sexual activity.
The Department of Health's
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early
Detection Program was created
in 1994 through a federal grant
from the CDC. This program pro-
vides assistance to women ages
50 to 64, who are uninsured and
are at or below 200 percent of the
federal poverty level. By offering
information and support, as well
as the critical screening services
that women need, the program
has helped to remove barriers
that prevent women from getting
screened. Since its inception,
over 30,000 women have
received Pap tests through this
program. There are 16 sites in
Florida that serve all 67 counties.


Too much of anything even water can be harmful


Can you die from drinking too
much water? According to news
reports, last week a California
woman died of water intoxication
after chugging water in a contest
sponsored by a radio station. Con-
testants were given increasingly
larger bottles of water to drink as
the contest progressed, and were
not allowed to use the bathroom.
Jennifer Lea Strange, 28, died
after taking part in a radio sta-
tion's "Hold Your Wee for a Wii",
contest in which she was
among fans trying to win the new
Nintendo Wii console.
According to reports released
by the Sacramento County Coro-
ner's Office, Mrs. Strange died as
a result of water intoxication.
Water intoxication, or hypona-
tremia, occurs when a person
drinks so much water that it
affects the natural dilution of sodi-


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um in the body. There have been
cases of infants who suffered
from water intoxication because
their formula was over diluted
with water, or because they had
been given bottles of water to
drink instead of milk or formula.
Athletes have also been
known to suffer from water intox-
ication in extreme situations,
when they have been sweating
heavily, losing both water and


electrolytes. That is one reason
many athletes drink Gatorade or
other sports drinks that include
electrolytes.
Symptoms of water intoxica-
tion include:
Nausea and vomiting;
Disorientation;
Lack of coordination;
Headaches; and,
Dizziness.
Water intoxication is most like-
ly to occur if a person drinks a lot
of water at one time. The average
person is not likely to do this. The
people in the contest not only
were chugging bottles of water,
but were also trying to hold it in.
Keeping the extra fluid in the
body was dangerous and as it
turned out, deadly.
While too much water is not
healthy, drinking too little water is
a more common health problem.


The average adult needs about 8
glasses of water a day that's
about 64 ounces (one gallon)
over a day's time. It's best to con-
sume the water a little at a time. If
you put water in a sports bottle
and sip it throughout the day, you
can keep track of how much
water you have consumed based
on how many times you refill the
bottle. Most people don't have to
worry about drinking too much
water, but it might be a good idea
to know how much you are con-
suming.
Before making any changes in
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important it you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs may interact badly with
foods that would otherwise be
considered "healthy."


The Health Department
(DOH) promotes and protects the
health and safety of all people in
Florida through the delivery of
quality public health services and
the promotion of health care stan-
dards. For more information,
please visit www.doh.state.fl.us.
For more information on the
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early
Detection program call (800)-451-
2229 or go to
www.doh.state.fl.us/family/bcc.
For more information on cervical
cancer, visit the CDC site at
www.cdc.gov, the American Can-


cer Society at www.cancer.org,
the National Cancer Institute at,
www.cancer.gov or the Agency'
for Health care Research and
Quality at www.ahrq.gov.
The Department of Health'sl
Immunization Program provides,
vaccinations for HPV to young
females through several pro-
grams. For more information onl
program requirements, contact:
the Hendry/Glades County Health
at any of our three sites or via our'
e-mail address at:
http://doh.state.fl.us/chdHendry/ '
home.html.


Hendry Regional Medical

Center seeing stars


French Canadian celebrity,
Paolo Noel, was recently a
patient at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center. Mr. Noel and his
wife, Dianne, (a very pleasant
and vivacious couple) agreed to
a few autographs and photos
after his hospital discharge.
Raised as an orphan, Mr.
Noel has been very active in
orphanage charity work. Early in
his life, he performed comedian
celebrity imitations, which
brought him exposure and led
to his career as a singer and per-
former. He recorded his own
compositions that are still very
popular. His bubbly personality
then directed him toward radio
and television where he had
numerous talk shows that
always involved new talents. In
1999, Mr. Noel added acting to
his already full curriculum. He
was involved in a very popular
large budget television series
called Omerta (The Law of
Silence) where he was por-
trayed as a gangster in the Mon-


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French Canadian celebrity
comedian, Paolo Noel and
his wife, Dianne.
treal Mafia. Mr. Noel said that
next year he will star in Omerta 4.
Mr. Noel and his spouse had
nothing but praise for the care
and services received at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. He
also thanked Dr. Walter Mitta
from Hendry Family Care for
attending to his healthcare
needs. The Noels, from Quebec
Canada, are looking forward to
continuing their vacation in
their motor home around the
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Thursday, February 1, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Hearing aids; electronic and human


By Rev. Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
"You're not paying attention to
me!" I don't know how many
times I've heard this comment
and it's embarrassing when I
know it meant me.
One mother complained that
her daughter did not listen and I
suggested that she tell her daugh-
ter what she wanted to tell her
then have her daughter repeat it
back. It was effective but the
daughter didn't like it; or me
either for suggesting it.
We hear what we want to
hear, don't hear what we don't
want to hear and sometimes
that's the hard part. All of us come
to listen with our own ideas and
sometimes have our minds made
up before the speech begins. At
other times, the speaker will say
something to turn us off quickly
and never regain our attention. I
speak publicly and have been
amazed by the things I've been
quoted as saying. There have
been times when I've said to
myself "Huh? Did I say that?" I
noted a great shift in the account


of the Lord speaking in the syna-
gogue and when He told the con-
gregation that the scriptures had
been fulfilled in
their hearing
(Luke 4:21).
The passage
goes on to say '. '
"all spoke well
of Him and
were amazed
at the gracious
words that
came from His SamuelS.
mouth (vs. Thomas
22)." A few
verses later, we read "all of the
people in the synagogue were
furious when they heard this.
They got up, drove Him out of
town and took Him to the brow of
the hill on which the town was
built in order to throw Him down
the cliff (vss 28-29)." As long as
people were hearing what they
wanted to hear, all well and good;
but they turned rather quickly
when something was said that
went the wrong way. It was
almost startling in a way about
how, in six verses, .Jesus went
from being a crowd-pleaser to
nearly being killed by being


thrown off of a cliff.
What He had done was point
out that God worked among oth-
ers and not just those who were
sure of His favor. God worked
"outside of the box" and
expressed His love for those not
in favor with the crowd at the syn-
agogue that day. We are now
detached from that day by time
and distance. We can see God
working among the woman of
Zerapheth or healing a Syrian
when there were so many needy
people among those served by
the synagogue. The Lord spoke of
the good works by the Phoenician
woman toward Elijah or the cure
of Namaan's leprosy "even
though he was a Syrian." Instead
of being challenged to under-
stand God in another way, the
reaction was to want to "kill the
messenger." The Lord was
provocative that day even if He
told it like it was. It's hard to learn
to listen and speak to be heard
when you're not always a crowd-
pleaser; a lesson for us all. I knew
a couple who had been married
many years and used to sympa-
thize with them. The wife wore a
hearing aid and she told me that


when they'd get to arguing, she'd
tell her husband "And now I'm
going to turn off my hearing aid
and you can say whatever you
please." The husband had to
learn to speak differently if he was
to be heard at all.
One day she had an operation
that restored her hearing but the
lessons about speaking to each
other learned earlier stayed with
them even if there was no hear-
ing aid to turn off. The habits of
learning how to discuss and
related provide healing and com-
fort, and listening. It's good for
me to realize that even if people
don't wear hearing aids, they can
stop listening to me. It's good for
me to realize that I should be lis-
tening at times even when what
is being said is disagreeable or
runs counter to what I'd like to
believe. I do better when I pay
attention and take seriously what
someone is seriously trying to
share. Jesus wasn't always heard
but He had something to say and
stuck with it.
Eventually people heard.
Maybe we get the message when
we stop to listen, really listen, too.


Area Church News in Brief


Church to host
Gospel Fest
BELLE GLADE Rev. Robert
Rease, pastor and the Women
Day Committee cordially invites
all to its Black History Gospel Fest
hosted by St. John First Mission-
ary Baptist Church featuring the
Bethune Cookman Gospel Choir
on Saturday, Feb. 3, Glades Cen-
tral Community High School
Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Contact
Joan Bass (561) 914-0271 or Mil-
dred Ross (561) 312-3726 to pur-
chase tickets.
Revival at
Baptist Church
MOORE HAVEN New Hope
Independent Baptist church at
538 Yaun Rd., Moore Haven, will
host a revival Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6
p.m., then Monday, Feb. 5, thru
Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. each
day. Brother Ashley Kidd from
Moore Head Kentucky will
preach. There will be special


singing Sunday, Feb 4, at 10:30
a.m. with the New Day Singers
and Saturday, Feb 10, at 7 p.m.
with the Trust Quartet.
Community Church
plans fund raiser
BELLE GLADE On Satur-
day, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the
Community United Methodist
Church, 401 Southwest First
Street, Belle Glade, a fund raiser
will be held. It will consist of a
professional gospel group of
Don and Jadene Boot from St.
Pete. Participating will be the
choirs from St. John First Mis-
sionary Baptist Church and
Community United Methodist
Church. Also performing will be
Rod Ruby from Lake Harbor
Methodist Church.
Church to hold
Annual Yard Sale
CLEWISTON St. Martin's
Church, 207 North W.C. Owen


Avenue in Clewiston will hold their
annual Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb.
10, from 7 until 11:30 a.m.
For more information, please
call (863) 983-7960. Browsers will
find lots of bargains, household
articles, appliance, clothing, jew-
elry, bric-a-brac, etc. Everything
must go!
Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON Evangel
Church Assembly of God Out-
reach Center is open from 7 until
10 p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our community.
Activities available include basket-
ball; three Play Station 2 units,
music, and games. Snack bar with
great prizes is open each night.
Servicio en Espanol
CLEWISTON -First Methodist
Church of Clewiston is starting a
Hispanic Worship Service Sunday
evenings at 7 p.m. Son todos
bienvenidos. Everyone is wel-
come! Call Rev. Perez at (863)
677-3190 with questions.


CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend a
hand! For more information,
come by our office at 121 Central
Ave. rear entrance or email
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By Pastor John Hicks seem to have ,times when our Another word that I wasn't than we ever thought we'd go, it Community Links. Individual Voices.


First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
"Stupid." It's a word I dislike
greatly. It's one of those words
based on negativity. People use it
to put other
people down.
Webster
defines it as
very slow of
apprehension
or understand-
ing. Also, being
in a situation or
condition in
which the John
senses and Hicks
facilities are
suspended or greatly dulled.
That's why I wasn't exactly
thrilled when I realized that I have
been guilty at times of suspending
the senses and mental facilities
that God has blessed me with.
Stupid is as stupid does. I do stu-
pid things.
I would like to say I am in an
exclusive club, but I am afraid that
I have a lot of company. Many of
us do dumb things. Many of us


By Rev. Jackie Miller
The Scripture says: "The right-
eous shall flourish like a palm tree"
(Psalm 92:12) Let us see what this
comparison means: "The palm
grows not in the depths of the for-
est or in a fertile loam, but in the
desert. It verdure often springs
apparently from the scorching
dust. It is a friendly lighthouse, guid-
ing the traveler to the spot where
water is to be found." The tree is


By Rev. Jackie Miller
Henry Goodyear, a merchant
in London, was very much
inclined to scoff at the Bible and
its teaching. One day his niece
persuaded him to go to church
"just to please her." Greatly to
her grief, the lesson was from
the fifth chapter of Genesis. As
these verses were read, she
could only shrink back in her
place. "Why has God permitted
such an uninteresting list to be
read.this day, of all days?.",. : .


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senses and facilities seem to have
been suspended or greatly dulled.
And we pay the consequences.
I read recently about a guy
who thought it would be fun to
put his friend's dog collar around
his own neck. It wasn't just any
dog collar, it was the kind that
gives the dog a shock when it
barks too loud.
Can you guess what hap-
pened? Without thinking, he
yelled something to someone
across the yard, which triggered a
shocking reaction from the collar,
which made him scream in pain,
which gave him another shock,
which caused him to shout again
- which caused well, you get the
idea.
A bad choice. A stupid deci-
sion. Pain as a result. Doing some-
thing because you're hurting and
causing even more pain. Where
does it stop? Sometimes it doesn't
without help.
A lot of our bad choices would
come under the Bible heading of
"sin", another word I dislike great-
ly. Another word that is negatively
based.


remarkable for its beauty, it erect
aspiring growth, its leafy canopy, its
waving plumes, the emblem of
praise in all ages. Its very foliage is
the symbol of joy and exultation.
It never fades, and the dust
never settles upon it. It was, there-
fore, twisted into the booths of the
feasts of tabernacles, was borne
aloft by the multitude that accom-
panied the Messiah to Jerusalem,
and it is represented as in the hands


Mr. Goodyear made no com-
ment as they walked home. The
only difference was that he was
a little quieter and more
thoughtful. And yet, with every
passing footstep, every tread of
his own feet, every throb of his
heart, came the refrain, "And he
died." Up in his room that night,
Mr. Goodyear seemed to hear
the clock strike the words, "And
he died."
The next morning busy at his
ledgertas. usual, his pen seemed


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thrilled to realize has been more
prevalent in my life than I would
like to admit. Another area where
I have a lot of company.
Sin involves doing something
in our life our way instead of
God's way.
Maybe it looked like fun.
Maybe it looked like it would help
us meet a need or get ahead or get
out of a jam. Maybe it was done
without really thinking of the con-
sequences. Or it could be we
were just curious. It might have
seemed like a good idea at the
time; but like putting on a shock
collar, things don't happen the
way we figure. That's what we
don't count on. And we suffer
because of it.
Sin is a lot like that. First we are
intrigued. Then we are tempted,
and before we know it, we find
ourselves trapped on a run-away
roller coaster.
We thought we could stop. We
can't. We thought we could get
out any time.
Wrong.
Someone wisely pointed out
that sin always takes us farther


of the redeemed in Heaven.
For usefulness, the tree is unri-
valled. Gibbon says that the natives
of Syria speak of 360 uses to which
the palm is applied. Its shade
refreshes the traveler. Its fruit
restores his strength. When his soul
fails for thirst, it announces water.
Its stones are ground for his
camels. Its leaves are made into
couches, its boughs into fences
and walls, and its fibers into ropes


to trace the words from the
Bible, "And he died." Finally, he
could stand it no longer, and he
reached for his half-forgotten
family Bible and read the words
from the Bible lesson again, "All
the days of Adam were nine
hundred and thirty years and he
died." "All the days of Seth were
nine hundred years: and he
died." "All the days of Enos were
nine hundred and five years; and
he died." Right to the end of the
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keeps us longer tnan we ever
thought we'd stay and it costs us
more than we ever thought we'd
pay. We really do become slaves
to our sinning; whether it's a pat-
tern of lying, of lusting, of losing
it when we're angry, or of living
for ourselves.
Like the man yelling for help
when the dog collar shocked him,
we do things to deal with the pain
that cause more pain. We lie, we
cover up, we sin even more or we
do things to try to sedate the pain.
Then we get hooked on the seda-
tive. There's no freedom until we
first admit that we are hooked and
we need help.
And there is help to be had.
The Scriptures tell us that "if the
Son shall set you free, you will be
free indeed." (John 8:36) That
son is the Son of God. Christ died
on the cross to break the power of
sin, and He stands ready to help
us break out of our bondage of sin
and the cycle of pain that sin caus-
es. All we have to do is ask Him.
We've been in bondage long
enough. This can be the day that
we go free!


or rigging. Its best fruit, moreover, is
borne in old age; the finest dates
being often gathered when the tree
reaches a hundred years.
It sends, too, from the same root
a large number of suckers, which
in time, form a forest by their
growth. What an emblem of the
righteous in the desert of a guilty
world.
We should all strive to be like
the palm tree!


good, the same simple story was
told of each, "He lived...and he
died."
By this uninteresting list of
facts, Mr. Goodyear's life was
entirely cha ged.
He was living but he would
have to die and what then?
The truth is you are not ready
to live until you are ready to
die! As the song asks, "Are you
ready for that day to come?" Be
assured that it is coming and will
come! Really, ARE YOU READY?


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SIBERIAN HUSKY (m): North
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CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great
Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Trans-
port, (877)882-6537.
COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT
Needed in Immokalee. Assists
and/or locates customers with
delinquent accounts and pro-
cesses invoices. Previous ex-
perience with A/R and A+
computer skills required.
E-mail to: susanm(5sixls.com
or fax: 239-657-9764 or pick
up an application at 807 E.
Main Street, Immokalee.
COUNTER HELP WANTED
Applyin person
300 WC Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifies


Driver ASAP
36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign
On Bonus $0 Lease NEW
Trucks CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
(800)635-8669.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local &
National OTR positions.
Food grade tanker, no haz-
mat, no pumps, great bene-
fits, competitive pay & new
equipment. (866)GO-BY-
NUM. Need 2 years experi-
ence.
Drivers/Company Team
SIMPLY THE BEST
Team Opportunity

Established teams or
solos wanting to team.
HOME WEEKLY
WITH OTR MILES
~ HUB MILES PAID
ALL MILES PAID
~ GREAT BENEFITS
LATE MODEL EQUIP
Class A CDL req.
CALL: 1-800-428-0343
choose option 1
Palm City
Or visit www.armellini.com
EXPERIENCED DRAGLINE OP-
ERATORS (2): For night shift
on 4600 Manitowac. Apply in
person at Bergeron Star Pit
Mine on US 27 South, South
Bay, FL. 561-996-7515
Mechanic Needed
for Tanker Company in
Jupiter. Must inspect/repair
equipment/multi-task/
problem solving.
Kevin 800-818-5895.
Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K an-
nually including Federal
Benefits and OT.
(800)709-9754 EXT.5799
USWA Exam/Fee Req.
Buying a car? Look In the
classified. Selling a
car? Look in the classi-
fieds.


MECHANIC
Douglass Fertilizer has a full
time Mechanic position
open in our Clewiston
Plant. Primary duties in-
clude repair and mainte-
nance of equipment and
welding & fabrication. You
must supply your own
hand tools. The position
offers competitive pay as
well as good benefits.
Please apply in person at
330 S. San Diego, Clewis-
ton, Florida. Douglass Fer-
tilizer is a Drug Free
Workplace and an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
TECHNICIANS NEEDED
GILBERT CHEVROLET
SERVICE DEPT.
in Okeechobee has an
immediate opening for
a Certified GM Technician.
Experienced applicants
should apply in person at the
Service Dept. 3550 Hwy
441 S. Okeechobee, FL
EOE/DFWP
TRACTOR OPERATOR needed
to apply herbicide in orange
groves. Starting base $8.00 /
hr, with per acre incentives.
Health insurance after 6
months. Paid VAC/Holidays.
Call 863-675-3096.
TRADES

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GroundskeeperII
Belle Glade Campus
To perform various
duties related to
maintaining the grounds
and landscaping of the
College. Min. 1-3 yrs
related exp & Class E
Driver's license reqd. To
learn more about this
position, or to apply
online, visit us at
www.obcc,edu.
Office of Human
Resources
Palm Beach
Community College
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461.
EOE/AA/VP/ADA

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Driver Wanted!
We are looking for a minimum CDL
"B" with Hazmat who is looking for
a better opportunity. Our starting
pay is a minimum of $12+ hour
and we guarantee a minimum of 45
hours per week, plus quarterly cash
bonuses. In addition, we offer a
benefit package that includes Health
Care, fully paid short and long term
disability, life insurance and a 401K
retirement program with matching
employer contributions.
Cut out the long commutes and
call this LaBelle company today. i
800-330-1369.

ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress & Brighton Reservation
Minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, Florida Drivers
License. High School Diploma or GED.
Excellent benefits incl. medical, dental
& 401K. Salary based on experience.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

EDUCATION ADVISOR
ASSISTANT
Immokalee Reservation
High School Diploma, Business
or College Course preferred. MS
Word, Access, Excel, Outlook. Typing
40 wpm, Experience in preparing
requisitions for payment. Excellent
communication & organizational skills.
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477

FEED MILL MANAGER
Needed, for the second shift,
experience with management a must,
benefits available. Contact:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
863-763-5586


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Emergency Management Planner- Facilitates,
coordinates and implements a county emergen-
cy management plans structured for anticipation
and dealing with emergency incidents involving
participants at all government levels and public
sector. Must have computer skills, experience
with Microsoft programs & excel. Must be able
to work independently, be self motivated & orga-
nized. A High School Diploma or GED required.


Mechanic I. Basic mechanic knowledge, experi-
ence as an automotive service worker or Me-
chanic's helper preferred. This position requires
a class B drivers license. Must have a High
School Diploma or GED.
Highway Maintenance Technician I & II. Main-
tains highways, municipal and rural roads, and
rights-of-ways in safe condition. Knowledge in
use of standard equipment and hand tools used
in field. Must have a clean, valid Florida Com-
mercial Driver's license, Class B or higher with
air brake endorsement.

Heavy Equipment Operator I. This is skilled work
in the operation of public works equipment.
Must have two years experience in the operation
of highway construction and maintenance equip-
ment similar to that of assignment or any equiva-
lent combination of training and experience.


The positions are full time with medical benefits,
retirement, sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.

Job description & applications can be obtained in
the Satellite Office in Clewiston and the Court-
house Square in LaBelle in the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing as-
sistance in the application process should con-
tact the Hendry County Commissioners HR
department.

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MEDICAL CENTER
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LPN I or II (FT.PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lie. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time ER RN III Staff/Supervisor
Valid FL lie. Min 3 yrs exp.. ACLS. PALS req.
Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lie. S + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs
charge or supervisory status. ACLS PALS re..
Per Diem- C.N.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.N.A Cert. and exp. monitoring
rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full time Respiratory Therapist
CRT or RRT preferred, with min (2)years exp in adult
and general patient care. BLS andACLS are req.
Full time- Medical Technologist
BS Degree in Medical Technology; national cert or
eligible for cert or State lic: technical exp In test
Interpretation, Quality control and Instrument maint.
Night/Day shift & requires on-call & weekend rotation.
Part time ER Registration Clerk
Prev exp in a hospital or medical office setting pref
with prior exp In registration or business oltice
functions. Knowledge of medical
terminology is a plus. Must type at least 45 wpm
Full tlme-LPN or C.M.A. (HFCC)
Must possess excellent cust. svc. and clinical skills
Per diem Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist
(weekend day shift)
Must be eriened n phlebotom Will perform
spedmen collecdon (skill level fom d to Getrictrs)
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Days 6:30 AM to 7 PM &
3 nights on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
FULL TIME BENEFITS
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour+ differential

GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
E-Mail JWatson@floridacare.net
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computer skills, bilingual a plus,
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The Caloosa Belle offers a
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The GEO Group,, Inc.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging and exciting
opportunity. We offer full benefits.
CORRECTIONAL
OFFICERS NEEDED

WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental Vision, Short-term
Disability, 401K, Paid Vacation & Holidays.

THE GEO GROUP INC.
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway, 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
Email: vharrell()thegeogroupinc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505

Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H

Area Service Support Assistant Opening
available for the LaBelle area. Provide program
and administrate support to the Area Office. Assist
with communicating RCMA's family and child de-
velopment activities. High ethical standards and
discretionary judgment are essential for maintain-
ing confidentiality of information pertaining to staff,
families and children. High school diploma or
GED. Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful. Apply
with Donna Vaughn, LaBelle Area Office 551 W.
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL. 33975 by
February 7, 2007.
RCMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex,
sexual orientation, age or national origin, religion, or
disabilities.

DRIVER
Get it in gear with Praxairl A leader in industrial gas
distribution is seeking an exp. Driver for our Clewiston, FL
location. Customer service oriented with current Class B CDL
w/ HazMat. Excellent starting pay & benefits incl. 401(k) &
Bonus Program! Please forward your resume via e-mail to:
Anna-Marie Reese@praxair.com, Phone: (863)983-8155
or fax (863)583-5078.
Must have background check and drug screen.
EOE m/f/d/v
PRAXAIR
www.Praxair.com

SHOP MECHANIC
King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401(k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an
application, please call (561)996-7257

WAREHOUSE WORKER
Rexel, World Wide electrical distributor, FT Driv-
er/warehouse worker, to receive stock and fill or-
ders. Stable work history. Good DL record req.
Ability to lift up to 50 Ibs. Work OT as needed.
21 yrs of age req. Offers comp. pay, Med, Den-
tal, Ins. Life/Disab Ins. 401K plan, sick/vacation
plan. Apply in person @ 134 SW 16th Street,
Belle Glade. Pre-employment Background/Drug
screen req. EOE

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GAS/CONVENIENCE
S'" STORE

Seminole, Big Cypress
& Brighton Reservations
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: $8.50 per
hr. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


TELLER SUPERVISOR
Experienced teller needed to supervise teller line
to ensure prompt, efficient, and friendly service.
Duties include assisting tellers in processing all
banking and general ledger transactions,
instructing tellers in their responsibilities and
coordinating employee scheduling.
Apply in person at:
205 W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston
or send or fax resume to:
Sheila
RO. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860.
EOE


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Requirements include an Associate Degree or
equivalent work related experience in accounting
or finance along with PC skills and proficiency
with spreadsheet software. Duties include
maintaining and supervising accounting records,
preparing financial operating statements and
reports; maintaining and reconciling general ledger
accounts. Previous banking experience preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Apply in person at:
Olde Cypress Community Bank
205 W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston
or send or fax resume to:
Sheila
P.O. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860.
EOE

FEED MILL INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL,
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Needed, we offer benefits, and pay is
based upon your experience.
Please contact:
Sytrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
863-763-5586


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The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging & exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability,
401k, Paid Vacation & Holidays
*PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECIALIST
(Master Degree in clinical, counseling or applied
behavioral psychology).
*FULL TIME LPN
THE GEO GROUR INC.
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27, South
South Bay, Flodrda 33493
Email: vharrell(cthegeogrouoinc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax:: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


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ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE


202E. Sugland Hwy a ftom Csta Im)
(863) 902-9494


TRAVEL AGENT
Agency opening a branch in
Okeechobee. Looking for
exp. Amadeus Agent. F/T.
Eng./Spa. a must. $9/ $12
hr. Salary based on exp.
Fax resume 305-446-9770 or
email: abse)abstravel.com




Exciting Opportunities
Await You at..
Glades General
Hospital
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ERFT...........8A-8P & 8P-8A
OBFT ..PT & PRN 8A-8P & 8P-8A

DIETITIAN:
Must be a RD or LD. BS
degree with a major in
Nutrition Dietetics or equiva-
lent with internship or trainee-
ship in a health care setting.
Mim. 2 yrs exp.
Nutrition support exp. a plus.
PT, 32 hrs per week
OUTREACH REPRESENTA-
TIVE:
Ft. Assist clients in complet-
ing application, provides fac-
tual information regarding var-
ious program regulations &
procedures. May act as an
advocate for the client with
other organizations; work
without.close supervision in
standard work situations,
communicate efficiently. Must
be able to work Sun-
thurs,(Fri/Sat Off). Computer
literate, Word/Excel. Must be
bilingual. Home visits must be
required to do interviews.
INPATIENT CODER:
Must be certified as a CCS.
Must speak and comprehend
fluent English language, col-
lege graduate. Minimum five
yrs. inpatient coding in an
acute care facility. Work days
,nights or weekends. PT
w/Bennefts
PHLEBOTOMIST:
Must have at least one yr
experience. Hospital or physi-
cian office preferred. PRN,
flexible hrs.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
Current Fla. license in 4-5
laboratory areas as an MT or
MLT. Previous hospital/labora-
tory exp. preferred.PT & PRN,
Flexible hrs.
PHARMACIST:
Fl. license, min. 2 yrs hospital
exp., Experience with phar-
macokinetics, renal adjust-
ment, MUE, unit inspections &
clinical service, posses excel-
lent communication, customer
service, & computer skills.
Requires weekends. PRN,
7:30a-4:00p
Competitive Pay & Excellent
Benefits
Resume, Fax (561) 993-5627
Email: LRivera@gladesaeneral.org
.^ ll or apply at:
1' 1201S. Main St.,
Belle Glade, FL
33430
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SJoin our healthcare team
and discover all of the
unique advantages of
working within the
secure, modem Glades
Correctional Institution in
Belle Glade, Ft. We
"' have positions for FT, PT
and PRN on 12 hour day
and night shifts.
MHM Services, a leader
in health care to correc-
tionalt systems provides
excellent compensation
and a generous benefits
package. FL RN license &
CPR Cert required; 1-2
yrs RN exp and correc-
tions exp preferred. Work
often without direct
supervision, but always
Switch full support.
E-mail resume to
Mindy Halpem, at:
mhalpern@hnfm-
servicescom
call (866)931-5544
fax (954) 748-9100
MHM Servces, Inc.
EOE

OAK BROOK
OF LABELLE
We value your
experience and
pay for it.

EARN UP TO:
CNA -$13.00

Experience the
Delta Difference!
Apply in person
for details

Oakbrook of La Belle
250 Broward Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-1440

www.deltahealth-
group.com

Drug Free Workplace
EOE/M/F/D/V

Patient Account Rep:
Computer exp. needed. Exp.
with medical records a plus.
Bilingual English/ Spanish
pref. Competitive salary &
excellent benefits.
Fax Resume to:
(863)983-9604 or apply at
FL Community Health Centers
315 So. W.C. Owen St
Clewiston, FL
EOE/DFWP



MARSHAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
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that's updated regularly:
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AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled; $1500:
(561)447-6538
AMANA, 3 ton, With K.W.
heat. Package unit. Cleaned
& serviced. Will run for buy-
er. $350. (863)675-1053
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR- 4 ton,
can see run, $400 or best
offer (863)357-1784
ROEPER: 10,000 BTU, 110
unit. $75. 863-357-2873


FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good condition. As Seen On
TV. $50. (863)675-3401
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567


CAREGIVER, Avail. for work.
Frostproof, Avon Park or Se-
bring. References, reasonable.
(863)635-5143 leave msg.

Financial

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



SHIRLEYS
CLEANING SERVICE
Will clean homes &
businesses. Licensed.
(863)228-0394



Need Pressure Cleaning
for your home or mobile home?



561-261-1336
Free estimates!



NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise




Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasswar, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 565
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C, Carrier, 4 ton, 12 Sear,
whole house. $500
(863)763-5372


CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
drawers, very good cond.,
antique, $30.
(863)635-0474 Frostproof
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK, Real wood,
with hutch & separate file
cabinet. $75 (863)634-5236
COUCH- Micro Fiber, Beige,
Excellent Cond., only 1 yr
old., $350 or best offer
(863)634-5977
CRIB/YOUTH BED: Solid
wood, dresser attached. $70
or best offer. Call
863-517-1333


RANGE HOOD- Kenmore,
White, 3 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $75. or best offer.
(863)763-5280
ROPER DRYER- like new con-
dition, asking $180
(863)763-8522
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
Call 863-234-1235.
WASHER & DRYER- Maytag,
good condition, $300
(863)763-3451
WASHER, DRYER & RANGE,
Sears Kenmore, heavy duty
& Magic Chef gas range.
$250 for all. (863)763-5372
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, Up to 1yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



BASS MASTER MAGAZINES-
10 yr collection. $200
(863)467-0560



BUILDING SALE...Feb/March
delivery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-
cluded. MANY OTHERS!
Pioneer, (800)668-5422 or
www.pioneersteel.com.



ALUMINUM POST- 3'x3'x12'
$ 2 5 .
(863)467-6868(863)467-68
HURRICANE SHUTTERS-
metal, various sizes, enough
for 6 windows, $250 or will
sep (863)697-1077
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufac-
turer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778
(888)393-0335 Mention
code 24.
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
White, in frame, new, never
used, 71x76. $385
(863)634-5236
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
(863)697-2032
STYROFOAM- 5 sheets,
4'x8'x1" & CDX plywood 5
sheets 4'x8'x1/2". $50. for all.
Will sep. (863)763-5081 Okee
WELL WATER SYSTEM: Com-
plete w 300 gal ariator, sof-
tener, and many extras. Like
new. $800. 863-674-0467
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CHILDS YARD CLIMBER- with
slide and Playschool Play-
house $100 firm
(863)357-5773
TRI-CYCLE, Like new, never
used. $15 (863)634-7905


COWBOY BOOTS: Ladies 8 -
8.5, rattle snake skin. Paid
$350, asking $70.
863-467-6060
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
Neg. (863)635-6677


STAMP COLLECTION- U.S.
Mint, Unused. $900.
(863)635-5387 Frostproof


COCA COLA COOLER-
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $50.
(863)467-5052


AIR MATTRESS- QS, w/Thera-
peutic mattress pad, dual
control, paid $1600 asking
$600 firm (863)467-0007
BUNK BED, Loft style, dresser,
desk, great for small bed-
room, exc. cond. $450
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
BUNK BED- Red Metal, Single
Top, Full bottom, w/mat-
tress, like new exc cond.,
$150 neg. (863)634-8795
CAPTAINS BUNKBED-
W/computer desk, book shelf,
7 drawers, 2 beds, TV hutch
incld. $875. (863)697-6464
CHEST OF DRAWERS: $25.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336


GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $135. 863-946-3123


C.V.A. MUZZLE LOADER: 50
caliber, Almost new, synthet-
ic stock, Cap lock, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-2148
DEER RIFLE- Sporterized .303
British, Synthetic stock, Peep
sights, $175.
(863)467-2148
MIL. AUTO. 9 mil. (2) 380
automatics, $1100/will sep-
arate. Call (606) 219-3890.
RIFLE M1, Carbine Replica, 30
caliper, By Tompson Machine
Guns, Extras, Exc cond $700.
Call 863-610-0632 Okee.
RIFLE- Remington model 700,
SPS Stainless. 7mm Rem-

ington magnum. $500.
(863)357-3128
RUGER 77- 22-250 cal, lami-
nated, bull barrel, scope,
case, exc cond., $650 firm
(863)357-5754
WINC. AUTO 380- Model 100,
a Marin 30-30 carb., & a 22
Auto Pistol, $1050 will sep
(606)219-3890



EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, rarely used, Paid $500
asking $200,(863)634-2354


FUEL TANK-150 gallons, alu-
minum. $150. or best offer.
(863)201-3492
One man's trash I anoth-
er man's treasure. Tu
yor tash treasure
with an ad I the classi-
leds.



BICYCLE EXERCISER: Air-
wave. $25.863-697-0499
COREL SET (2 pc): 2.5 quart
and 1.5 quart, black & white,
new! $15.863-467-7659
MICROWAVE: Large, Pana-
sonic, works great! Only
$50.863-763-8828
POT SET: 10 pieces with lids,
stainless steel, excellent
condition. $50.
863-467-7659


NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby stone, like new, $1100
or best offer. (863)357-2233
Okee. area.

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LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
bulbs. $15/both..
(863)467-8681
TABLE LAMPS (2) 29', Green
tumbleweed design, exc
cond $40 or will sell separ-
ate (863)467-8607

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Dresser & Mirror

This do-it-yourself dresser and mirror combination is
part of a beautiful six-piece country-pine bedroom
set that also includes a headboard, night stand, chest
on chest and armoire.
The dresser measures 54 inches long by 33 inches
tall by 20 inches deep.

Dresser & Mirror plan (No. 691)... $9.95
Pine Bedroom Set Package (No. C56)
Six matching projects incl. 691 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
U-Bild Features
15241 Stagg St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405


Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


DAY BED, with trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200 (863)675-1138
DINING ROOM TABLE W/6
CHAIRS- glass top, black
upholstered chairs, $300
(863)763-7792
DINING TABLE & CHAIRS,
Round table, 4 chairs. $40
(863)467-2743
DINING TABLE, Round, old,
with 4 captains chairs. $125
(863)763-7584
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors in middle w/2 Ig.
mirrors. $150 (239)324-2115
ICECREAM TABLE & 2 chairs.
Good condition. $65.
(863)763-5869
LIVING SET: Sofa sleeper,
chair & ottoman, 2 end ta-
bles & sofa table. Excellent!
$475/all! 863-673-5256
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgendy
pin strip, Exc. Cond. $150 or
best offer (863)634-5977
MIRROR- 3 ft. x 6 ft., $100
(863)467-8177
RECLINER/LOVESEAT, dual,
leather, very pastel creamy
green, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
SOFA BED: Rust & Light
Brown Color, Full size. Light
weight. Good condition. $50.
(863)467-6984
SPARE BEDROOM SET- Or-
thomedic mattress & box
springs. Top of the line. With
dresser $200. (863)983-4743
THOMASVILLE: Long, solid
wood, older but in good con-
dition. $50. 863-635-0079


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February 1st, 2nd & 3rd



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New Scratch & Dent Furniture!
Floor Samples Clearance!!
New 2pc Sofa/Loveseat Sets-
from $499 to $899!!
Clearance-New Recliners-$279!!
New 5pc dinettes $399!!
Clearance-room size rugs, lamps, pictures
Free gift w/ every purchase!

Royal's Furniture
117 S. Deane Duff
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-983-4121
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PATIO SET- white with glass
S top & 4 chairs. Wrought Iron.
5Eft long, $145 neg
1(304)582-2116



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR- Like
Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking $875 or best
Suffer (863)675-2596
FOWER CHAIR- Jazzy 1103
'Ultra, asking $1100 or trade
|(828)508-0356
WALKING CANE- 4 prong feet.
!$25 (863)635-0474
WHEELCHAIR- Brand new
Scooter. Pd. $5500. Asking
$2500. (863)675-3107



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~iAT TRAILER TIRES (2) 12",
;4.80, with rims, hardly used,
;$60 pair(863)763-8518
CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 801b mix. Paid $1100,
asking $650. 863-697-9704
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
|(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
I E MAKER: Hoshizaki, Model
KM500. $1500.
(863)697-6547
PORTABLE MILL:
Available to rent.
ALSO BUYING: Cypress &
Saw Logs (970)708-0063
SHELVES (7), Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, $250/all or
will separate (863)763-5062
TOW BAR RECEIVER, Falcon
'2". 6000 Ibs. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-4596
WANT AN EXCITING SUM-
ER GETAWAY?. Come join
*us (staff children warmly
welcomed at no cost) for a
'summer filled with work
and fun in the spectacular
Adirondacks Mtns, NY.
Various group, specialty
rand outdoor leader as well
tas camp mom, camp dad
positions. 62nd yr!
.(518)327-3117-www.cam-
pregis-applejackicom.
WOLFF TANNING BED'S Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
,units from $22 a month!
.FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.




ENGLEHARDT BASS, Upright.
Reduced!! $1000
(863)635-5826



ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
qualify (863)763-4333
BAY GELDING: 17 months old,
med size, good tempera-
ment. $750.863-946-0912
BULL DOG PUPS- 10wks old,
mom on premises, all shots,
health cert., Must see! $300
(863)634-6910
CHIHUAHUA PUP
tan male $200
863-675-2541
Barb M-F, 9-6
CRITTER CAGE- Dazzle, plas-
tic/metal, includes wheel,
condo, foodbowl, $10.50
(302)735-7501
FERRET ADOPTION- several to
choose from. Must qualify to
adopt (863)763-4333
GOATS, DUCKS, GEESE,
POT BELLY PIG BABIES,
PIGEONS, BUNNIES: LaBelle
area. (863)675-4981
TINY TOY PUDDLE, AKC,
Male, 11 wks. old. Weighed
1 LB 9 oz at 8 wks. of age.
$850. (863)697-1229
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable bundle of personality,
shots & vet checked. $700
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee




ABOVE GROUND POOL, Per-
fect condition, 26 ft. x 54". 6
months old. Paid $800, ask-
ing $500 (863)697-6634


SEWING MACHINE: Rotary,
Electric. In beautiful wooden
cabinet. Asking $65.
(863)467-4567
SINGER, 3 Arm, case &
attachments, $450
(863)467-0336



LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors, Uses bottled gas, new
cond $20 (863)675-2596



AKAI, 52" HD TV, $500
(863)634-8290
PROJECTION TV- RCA, 52",
excellent condition $500 firm
(863)357-5773
TELEVISION- 20", Philips
Magnavox, with remote,
$100 or best offer
(863)824-0981


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing available.


TV- Hitachi Wide Screen. 52",
Like new. Less than 2 years
old. $600. or best offer.
(863)467-5052



MECHANIC TOOL BOX- 32x12
with full set of sockets, $35
(863)467-8607



JIGSAW PUZZLES: 32, $16
for all, will sep.
(863)465-9470 Lake Placid
MODIFIED XBOX- stores over
25 games on harddrive. 1
controller & power cords,
$150(239)826-7518
SONY PLAYSTATION 3, brand
new, never opened, $700.
863-675-6961 after 3 pm




HOOVER UPRIGHT VACUUM-
with tools on board, $15
(863)467-8681
ORECK: Upright, w/ handheld
for furniture or blinds, almost
new. $400 for both.
863-467-2456
PHANTOM (2), 1 Fury & 1
Thunder. Works good. $125
for both, will separate.
(863)634-7905
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classified



METAL LATHE
Medium Size
(863)763-2053
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
SEWING MACHINE
i: isMn j C1 Vil.'iQ
exc. shape, will consider
others. (863)763-2276


Agriculture

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed; Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




TRACTOR LOADER
10861H
$5800
(239)821-3363



APPALOOSA/THOROUGH-
BRED- Gelding, 22 mo. old.
Halter broke. Very friendly.
$700. Neg. (863)673-4881
BLACK BASK ARABIAN
COLTS(2) can be registered,
$1000 for both or will sell
sep. (239)841-0922
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
HORSE TRAILER: Large, For 2
Horses. $150 Cash.
(863)675-3032
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $2000.
863-675-2215 LaBelle
SADDLE, Western: 141/2",
Never used. $190.
(863)675-3032
STOCK TRAILER- Bumper Pull
Angle Iron with cattle door
$900 (863)357-1365


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BUSH HOG- King Cutter, 4ft,
used 4 hours, like new,
w/PTO shaft, $450
(401)862-7675
DUMP YARD CART: New, 3x4,
$140. (863)357-5754
LAWN TRACTOR, John Deere,
2004, L120 Auto., 20hp eng.
w/46 hours, 48" cut, bagger.
$1500 (863)467-5823
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
54" cut, G110 auto., $2000
or best offer. (863)634-8290
SHREDDER / CHIPPER: Yard
Machine, 2 yrs. old. Excel-
lent condition. Only used
2x's. $200. (863)675-7290
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
2004. 10hp,30" cut, $600
(863)357-0999

03 NMI =

SADDLE, 16", brown leather
w/silver trim, w/bridle, blan-
ket & stand, $575.
(863)357-1365


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 10
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Properly -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent -15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




Residential &/or Commercial,
1750 sq. ft., center of town,
316 Bond St., Clewiston. Call
561-628-2992
cjwooley@aol.com



BELLE GLADE- 3br, 1ba, tile,
w/d, car port, security system.
Call Beth at (561)441-4397
realty_help@yahoo.com
HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS
For Rent, Near Clewiston,
Dr. L. E. Thompson, Jr.
(754)224-0364
IMMOKALEE, 3BR, 2BA, near
Lake Trafford. Call Andrea
for more information.
(239)657-2779
MOOREHAVEN Brand new
unit. 1650 sq ft. 3BR/2BA, All
appl. incl., 30' 1 car gar.,
$1300/mo. 863-946-3333








(3)1100 sq. ft.
Office Spaces
Available April 2007
(2 blocks from
Glades General Hospital)







NEAR OKEE., Share 3/1 CBS
house in country. 12mi W. of
Okee. $4001. mo. + imo. sec.
(863)634-8671 Lv. msg & #
OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $500/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600




RIVER ACCESS: Private yard,
3 BR, 2 BA, Den, Florida
Rm., Garage & Boat Dock.
$1200/mo (970)708-0063
RIVERFRONT: Large, Private
Yard 2 Bdrm., 3 Ba., Florida
Rm., 2 Car Garage. $1500/mo
(970)708-0063


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




TANNING BED BUSINESS
2 Beds, 1 Booth
Established w/Large clientele.
Inventory included, new bulbs.
$13,000 orlbest offer. Motivat-
ed Seller. (863)885-1718



$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosuresl Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
Now! (800)749-2905.
BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc.
These homes must sell!
Listings call (800)425-1620
ex14237.
CLEWISTON- 2 unit duplex,
2/1, 211A & 211B S. San
Pedro, $167,000 neg.
(863)677-4473


LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near
Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top
Area $209K or Annual Lease
$1800 Owner. 863-675-1107


Mobile Home
Sale


NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
shell on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall & large
public lake nearby, paved
private access, gated com-
munity, $139,500 owner
(866)789-8535.
NEW LOG HOME- $69,900-
Lake access to Norris Lake
with 2000'sq.ft. log home
package. East TN near
Knoxville, Gatlinburg &
Smokies. (800)770-9311,
ext.1962.
NEW PRICE! 10+ AC-
$299,0001 UPSCALE Eques-
trian Gated Community!
200 Year old Oaks. Estab-
lished lush pastures. Paved
private rds, utilities. 2
miles from HITS! Exc fi-
nancing! Call
(868)352-2249 X1156.


LANDLORDS TIRED OF LATE
RENT AND TENANT DE-
STRUCTION? Start fighting
back! Eliminate headaches
and save cash. Get the best
Landlording book and tips
free! www.sec-
tiondbible.com.
LEHIGH, New, 3br, 2ba Lanal
Large corner lot. Upgrades &
close to 82. Under 250K.
(239)368-8553 or 645-9455
New Construction-CBS, 3/2,
many upgrades from
$219,000 to $225,000. Call
(561)628-2992
OPEN HOUSE
Sat., Feb. 3rd 10am-3pm

Sun., Feb. 4th 1pm-3pm




NEW CONSTRUCTION -
Beautiful Split Plan
Porcelain tile throughout,
10 Ft. Ceilings.
Just bring your furniture.
Seller Motivated!

PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Gol Modular, Mobile
& Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.



HIGHLAND CO., 20 acres
fenced + 3br/2ba M/H & 2
Lakes. $35,000 per acre. For
more info call 305-586-5552
NORTH CAROLINA, 2.25
acres, in Big Ridge/Glenville
area. Beautiful mountain
views. Already has well drilled
& septic permits. $85,000
(863)673-2335



FL LAND BARGAIN! 67
ACRES Only $670,000.
Beautiful oaks, great pas-
tures, secluded setting.
Perfect for horses! Close to
state park & easy access
St. Mary's River. 30 mins
Jacksonville, FL. Call Now
(800)898-4409 x1106.
IMMOKALEE: Estates of
Arrowhead Reserve, 65 ft x
105 ft, underground utilities,
water & sewer, lake & pre-
serve view, club house w/
pool. $45,000 reduced! Call
239-572-2192 or email
rnmac3460)yahoo.com,
MONTURA, (2) 1.25 acre lots,
$37,500 each or $70,000 for
both. Owner financing avail.
(863)983-2841




270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40
MILE MTN VIEWS, STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE 8 AC
$114,800. Build your dream
cabin with direct 40 miles
mtn views all around you.
Private ownership to direct
National Forest access &
stocked trout stream. Ready
to build. Call now
(877)777-4837.
AAH! Cool Mountain Breezest
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams,
FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 Exit Realty
Mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WINTER SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & INVEST-
MENTS. Cherokee Mountain
GMAC Real Estate... chero-
keemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
GA/FL Border. Grand Opening
Sale! 20 AC $99,900. Pay
No Closing Costs 20 wood-
ed acres in GA. Coastal re-
gion. Loaded w/ wildlife.
Long rd frontages, utils,
new survey. Subdivision po-
tential. Excellent Financing.
CALL NOW (800)898-4409
X1115.
Lake Access Bargain 1+
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat Slips! RARE opportu-
nity to own land on spec-
tacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake Mature
oak & hickory, park- like
setting with lake access.
Paved rd, underground
utilities. Excellent financ-
ing. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X916.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild cli-
mate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of
shoreline. Never offered be-
fore with 20% pre-develop-
ment discounts, 90%
financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS
Top Views start at $50,000.
Amenities include Club,
Pool, Equestrian Facilities,
Hiking Trails and Hi-Speed
Internet. One half to 3.5
acre sites, www.highland-
smountainproperties.com
CALL (888)625-8950 To-
day!


AIR BOAT, 10.5 ft., 4 cyl. Con-
tinental GPU, 2 blade wood
prop, fiberglass, with trailer.
$2200 neg. (954)520-6707
AIR BOAT RUDDERS (pair):
Aluminum, 4 ft. $200 or best
offer. 863-234-1235
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14', Gru-
mann, 20hp Johnson, tiller,
w/trailer, bimini top, $900.
(561)261-0766
Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
na
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500, or best
offer.(863)763-3660
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1500. or best offer,
(863)634-2582
JON BOAT- 14', flat bottom,
trl, 20hp Johnson, trolling
motor, $1000 or best offer
(863)673-5659
JON BOAT- '95, Lowe 19ft, 70
HP Johnson '96, with trailer,
$3995 (863)467-5059
KAYAK- Wilderness System
Piccolo. 14', Good shape.
asking $300.
(863)675-3858
PONTOON: 24', w/ trailer, good
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheap! $2000.
423-502-2214 Lorida
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $1900. or best of-
fer. (863)763-9998
PONTOON BOAT:
24 ft with 50 hp motor.
Only $40001
863-634-0822
PONTOON BOAT TRAILER-
27ft, dual axles, $925
(863)824-6720
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer,
(863)634-2582


South Central Florida. Owner
Says Sell! 5 Acres-
$99,000. 50% Below Re-
cent Certified Appraisal.
Unbelievable opportunity to
own 5 acres of meadows &
woods in excellent location,
50% OFF recent appraisalll
Great financing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x1097.
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DI-
RECTLY ADJOINING
700,000 ACRE NATIONAL
FOREST, 16+ AC $143,500.
Unlimited hunting, hiking,
camping and trophy trout
fishing all in your back
yard. New Release! Hurry,
only one! (877)777-4837.
WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1
TO 7 acre waterfronts in
Alabama from $49,900-
Boat to Gulf of Mexico!
Beautifully wooded, pano-
ramic water views, trophy
fishing/ hunting. Next to
state parks. County road
frontage, utilities, county
water. Excellent financing.
Must see. Call now
(800)564-5092 X 527.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres $59,900; 75
acres $108,900; Snow-
capped mountain views.
Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recrea-
tional paradise. Low taxes.
EZ terms. Call Utah Ranch-
es, LLC. (888)541-5263.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




BELLE GLADE-1996 Holmes
of Merit, in GCI Trailer Pk, 3/2,
28x48 dbl wide, CA, Jacuzzi
tub, new roof, newly tiled bath-
room & kitchen floors, Built in
Ent. Cabinet, new skirting, new
doors, spacious LR. $38,000
(561)584-1160 or
561)719-1615
CLEWISTON, 3BR/2BA, on V/
acre (2 lots) fenced, 2006
Fleetwood, 1,600 sq. ft., with
fireplace, large kitchen, hurri-
cane shutters, $175,000.
(863)983-9719
CLEWISTON: Flaghoe, 3br/2ba,
screened porch, central air,
2.14 acres www owners.com
$149,900.863-599-0902
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refrigs, Ig water heater. On
Stephens Resort on Hwy 78
in Okeechobee. $9,400
(810)240-4844
WHISPER CREEK- 55+, fully
turn, '84, 34' Prowler,
w/10x20 carpeted Fla Room,
side by side Refrig., W/D,
split bath, newly painted
alum awnings, covered side
porch and back patio, 6x8
Shed, asking $15,500 Prime
location(863)675-6627
WHISPER CREEK, Lot 218,
1986 Franklin 33ft, new bed,
washer, furnace, carpet & roof
$13,900. (863)612-6991


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $5001 Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
morel For Listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
CADILLAC DEVILLE '90, Runs,
needs minor work, $700 or
best offer, (863)763-4333
CAMARO- '92, Green, Needs
work. Great for parts or me-
chanic. $500, Firm.
(863)801-1407 or 801-1408
FIREBIRD FORMULA- '2000,
Leather, T-Top, Runs great.
Good condition. $9500.
(863)467-8797
FORD ESCORT 1996: $800. or
best offer. (863)763-0039
FORD TAURUS 1998: Great
condition inside & out, load-
ed. $2400.863-234-3470
FORD TEMPO 1992, Runs
good. Dependable. $250. or
best offer. (863)983-4694
HONDA ACCORD '00- 156k
hwy miles, 5 spd, 35 mpg,
Loaded, CD chger/Cass, exc
cond, $2500 (772)360-7373
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2000 or best offer
(863)763-7060
JAGUAR XJ6 '83: Runs, good
body, moon roof, original en-
gine. $2000 or best offer.
863-467-8844


ROW BOAT: 14 Ft., 2 hp, Su-
zuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft. galva-
nized trailer. $800 for all.
(863)675-8559
TRI HULL BOAT, 15', 70hp
Johnson, fiberglass, runs
good, w/traller, $1200 or
best offer. (863)763-2276



ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9567
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sleeps
6, refrigerator, propane
stove, icebox, dinette, solid
sides. $1495. 863-805-0272
CARRIAGE '93 FIFTH WHEEL,
great cond., & layout, must
move quick, $3950
(561)252-8115
COACH 1987, 34 Ft., & Florida
rm, RV 172 Hickory Ct. in
Whisper Creek. Must be move
after March. $2000. will sell
separate. (330)807-1425
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28", everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3900 neg. 863-634-2362
WHISPER CREEK
COACHMAN '04- 38' TT, w/12'
power slide, 20x10 carpeted
la room, 6x8 shed w/W/D,
Magic Chef refrig w/top
freezer, & 3 burner w/oven
$25,000 (863)675-6817



NOMAD TRAVEL TRAILER '97
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
$11,500. (863)634-1130



JET SKIIS (2), 1 is '93 Yama-
ha 1 is '87 Kawasaki, stand
up, run good, 650cc, no trail-
er. $1000 neg.
(954)520-6707




DOCKAGE FOR RENT:
Protected No-Live Aboard.
Near Glades Boat Yard.
727-599-3007



HONDA- Superhawk VTR-996.
Needs engine work. Racing
bars. Red. Otherwise great
shape. $1500. (863)801-147
KAWASAKI 440: Not bad.
$770 or will trade for motor
scooter. 863-675-3401
KAWASAKI CONCOURS '01:
New tires, like new, priced to
sell. $3250 or best offer.
863-763-5500 or 479-619-5121
MOTORCYCLE RAMPS- pair
of steel folding ramps. Ask-
ing $100 (561)262-1390




GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
PLATFORM BUGGY: Small,
Electric Start, Gas, Hi & Low
Range. $850 (863)697-2032
after4pm
VIPER Jr. '05, Exc. cond.
Great for the beginner, $700
(863)763-6430 Okeechobee



MOTOR HOME- 50' long bus.
Fully furnished. To many ex-
tras to mention! 65KW Honda
generator. 8'-2 axle trailer in-
cluded $3500.
407-683-9515 or 683-9516


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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SE model. Runs good, new
brakes. $1000 (863)467-6475


Public Notices

I AM

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
February 9, 2007
at 9:00 a.m. at 233 NW. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Properly of Annlska Freeman
Bedroom furniture, bookcase,
generator, misc, boxes.
Property ofJeannie Mae Green
Entertainment ctr, bedrm set,
TV, fan, misc, household
189780 CGS 2/1,8/07


PONTIAC FIREBIRD- '89, Au-
to., Exc. cond. $1500. or
best offer. 863-763-5679 or
772-359-2545
SATURN 1995: Manual, needs
little work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863-655-0125 or
863-634-0016




DUMP TRUCK, 1 ton, 8'x12'
bed. 4' sides, Strong truck.
$2000. (863)509-3260




CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
(863)763-3451




JEEP CJ7- '1956. Runs good.
4 cyl., Needs body work. No
title. Bill of sale. $600.
(863)697-3997
JEEP WRANGLER '97, Sahara,
V6 auto., a/c, good cond.,
$4500 (863)675-2404
TOYOTA TUNDRA '2000- TRD
racing pkg., 77K, 4x4,
$14,000 or best offer
(863)634-3741



GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$975. 863-946-3822 or
954-646-3217
GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or will sell separate
(863)634-7706



AUTOFORMER: By HUGHES
30 amp, voltage booster &
surge protection. $275.
863-610-1120
CHEVY CAPRICE '86- selling
for parts, have title, $500
(561)209-3875
CHEVY TRANSMISSION-
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
(863)697-3895
DODGE TAILGATE: 94 97,
full size, good cond, no dents
or rust. Junkyard price $300.
Asking $175. 863-610-1120
FUEL TANK: L shaped, 110
gallon, w/12 v pump, hose &
nozzle. New paint (white).
$450 neg. 863-697-9704
RIMS- 22", Helo Hawk, 1/5 yrs
old. Good low profile tires,
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-2230
RUBBER MAT, For Dodge
pickup, 6ft. bed. $50
(863)763-5062
SEATS for S10, grey on dark
grey interior, good shape,
40/60- console, $1,25
(863)763-87971,



BED EXTENDER- fits Ford
F150 pickup. $150 or best
offer (561)262-1390
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $27,500
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM '05, 1500 SLT
Quad Cab, all power, cd
player, 25k, asking $19,500
(863)634-9810
DODGE RAM 1500 1994: 3/4
ton, good engine but bad
transmission. $450 or best
offer. 863-610-1964
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $600.
Neg. (863)467-8464 Okee.
FORD F150 1991, Good con-
dition. $2500 or best offer.
(239)784-9430

(863)635-4465
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
63-253-2477
GMC SONOMA '99, Ext. cab,
runs great, cold a/c, new
tires. $4000 or best offer.
(772)465-9070
PU BED HARD TOP- for 98
Dodge pickup, bright blue,
$300 or best of-
fer(863)634-6910
TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
for S10, includes bedliner,
$350 or will sell separate
(863)763-8797



UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/relnforced sides, For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers, Ask-
ing $635. (561)670-3636



DODGE GRAND CARAVAN '90,


NOTICE OF INTENT
The City of Moore Haven, Glades County,
Florida provides this notice that It In-
tends to apply to the U.S. Department
of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services
for a $4.4 million Loan / Grant for the
design and construction of Phase 1 of
its Water System Improvement Pro-
gram to serve the City the City of
Moora Haven.
For additional Information on this project
contact:
City of Moore Haven, Florida
Maxlne Brantley, City Clerk
863-946-0711
188224 CGS 1/25;2/1/07

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trict will be held on Tuesday, February
6, 2007 at 7 p.m at the Montura Club-
house, Montura Ranch Estates, State
Road 833, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to transact any
and all business which may come be-
fore the Board. If a person decides to
appeal the decision of the Board of Su-
pervisors with respect to any matter
considered at the public meeting or
hearing herein referred he or she may
need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings Is made, which
record Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is based.
NOTICE DATE CHANGE.
186319 CGS 2/1/07

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hndr County HosptAuthority
Board of Directors will conduct a spe-
cial Strategic Planning Meeting in
CLOSED SESSION on February 6,
2007, located In the conference room
of First Bank of Clewiston, 300 East
Sugarand Hwy., Clewiston, Florida.
189769 CGS 2/1/2007


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMES TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and Intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 02/16/2007, 10:00 am at
74. S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE,
FL 33935, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS
TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
1995 OMC Salad
1GKDM19W5SB527210
189756 CGS 2/1/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of Florida Rural
Legal Services, will hold its next re-
lar meeting on Saturday, January 27,
2007 at the Hilton Palm Beach Aiport
Hotel, 150 Australian Avenue WPB,
Florida 33406. The meeting will begin
Ai 1.p,,.,.i.iljiA i1 no A.M. for addi-
., fi. . ,ii i.] hn please call
1-800-476-8937. The public is invited
to attend.
188839 CGS 2/1/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lakeport Water Association, Inc.
is a non-profit, member-owned Water
Utility Company. We are in the pro-
cess of hiring professional under-
ground contractors that are licensed
and Insured, to perform various piping
projects in our distribution system. A
Interested parties should contact Jeff
Ussery at (863) 946-1300 for further
details.
189750 ON/CGS 211/07


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the dcassi-
fleds and make your
clean uM a breeze


Thursday, February 1, 2007


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENTTO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a Lake
Okeechobee Protection Act (LOPA) permit (File No. 0174552-001-GL) to the
South Florida Water Management Olstrict (Distrit), 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, for the operation andmaintenance of 35 structures
which discharge Into or from Lake Okeechobee and are owned or operated by the
District.
The following structures are located throughout Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeecho-
bee, and Palm Beach Counties: S-2, S-3, S-4, S-65E, S-71, r 7: ~ "
S-127, S-129, S-131, S-133, S-135, S-154, S-154C, S-19' . .
S-352, S-354, CU-5, CU-1OA, C-38W Culvert A/ G-33, G-20" :' I. .l
G-34, L-59W / G-74, L-60E /G-75, L-60W / G-76, L-61E, HP-. inl.u ri,,1 1:.1
structures, Inflow 1, Inflow 2, and Inflow 3.
The Department will Issue the permit unless a timely petton for an administrative
hearing is filed pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. Due to the large
size of this project and the multitude of agencies and interested parties associated
with this project, the mediation process described in Chapter 120, FS. will not be
a feasible method to resolve disputes associated with the project. Therefore, the
optional mediation proceedings will not be available.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with
sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within 21
days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice,
whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, however,
any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a
i,,ir, 1 ,t,,i, days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publics-
i ".,n a pil,,',,ri must mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's rightto
request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and
120.57, FS., or to Intervene n this proceeding and participate as a party to it.
Any subsequent intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Ad-
ministrative Code.
A petition must contain the following Information:
a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicant's
name and address, the Department Permit File Number, and the county In which
the project is proposed;
b)A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment's action or proposed action;
c) A statement of how each peitioner's substantial interests are affected by the De-
partments action or proposed action;
d) A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, if any;
e)A statement of the facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the Departments action or proposed action;
f) A statement identifying the rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require re-
versal or modification of the Departments action or proposed action; and
g)A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the action or proposed
action addressed in this notice of intent.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Departments final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice of intent, Persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on
the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set forth above. In the event the issuance of
this permit is subjected to a request for hearing pursuant to section 120.569 of
the Florida Statutes, the permitted may, pursuant to section 403.088(g). FS.,
move for an order authorizing the interim construction phase of the facility.
Any party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under section
120.68, FS., by filing a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of
Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Office of General
Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL
32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the ap-
plicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. -h. i..,r-,. -; :
peal must be filed within thirty days after this order is filed with rr.- m,, -,i
Department.
The applicant, or any party within the meaning of section 373.114(1)(a), FS., may
also seek appellate review of this order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory
Commission under section 373.114(1), F.S. Requests for review before the Land
and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Com
mission and served on the Department and on any person named in this order, as
described in section 373.114(1)(a), F.S., within 20 days from the date when the
final orders filed wi the Clerk of the Department.
The application is available for public inspecton during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ments South East District Oice,fficece of Water Resource Management andEn-
vironmental Planning, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach,
FL 33401, telephone no. (561) 681-6600, fax no. (561) 681-6755.
188952 ON 1/29 CDS 2/1/07

BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Bartow, Florida
January 23, 2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, February 22, 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Planning Conference Room. Bidders may
obtain preliminary bid results at htp,//www dot state l us/cc-admin/ Click on
"Letting Results" and D1.
---NOTE---
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW DOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICTI
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, orida 33830, or PO
Box 1249, Bartow, Rorida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, February 14, 2007.
Plan holders listwill not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, February 16,2007.

(CONTRACT NO. EFi98-RO) liJn ,.:r.." i i :r ?1 |' .IH .Ii:.4 Hr ,r1 ,:|. ici
JECT NO: 422659-1-72-01 Ti,. ,,sr :.,r,,-,],,, .:, ,,, ., ,, ,,. i, ,
ing and re-grading FOOT o uii iir.. ,,,r, ,,: i.,,:i 'N,,, rri I,,',u r. i ,,
District. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING
AT 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 10:00 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 2007 IN THE
DISTRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OF-
FICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID
DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE
PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE
EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOUR-
AGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEET-
ING. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Robert Dwyer,
(863) 519-2762 robert dwyerOdot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT $500,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS
(CONTRACT NO. E1GOO-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 422676-1-72-01 The work specified in this c actconsists of eradi-
cation of Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolious) from the Department's Right
of Way. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING
AT 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 11:30 ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 2007 IN THE DIS-
TRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE
LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID DOCU-
MENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BIO
MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE EXPLA-
NATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEETING. (Ap-
prox 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Robert Dwyer,
(863) 519-2762 robert dwyeridot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT $750,800.00.
NO CHARGEFORPLANSAND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1GO1-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
414892-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of Roadside Mow-
ing and Litter Removal. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEET-
ING BEGINNING AT 1:30 PM. UNTIL 2:30 RM. :il Ve'tiiL iN Oa FER6IP,ia
2007 IN THE DISTRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON rEn iHELT flj J I:r ii (i
TRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW,
FLORIDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO
ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE
START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS
ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE
PRE-BID MEETING. NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Michael Yencsa
(863) 519-4313 mlchael vencso(ldot state fl us (Approx 365 Calendar Days)
BUDGET AMOUNT $500,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, Disict Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. No refund will be made. The right Is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl L Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
188926 OWCGS 2/1,8/07


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S-a Broker Cinls uction ibd-lt a. ? 'car g.ario r i es
863-6 -1010 7 ron PIopert/ I L 5 acre, jinerle ritf f HOrSe
863-677-101 Club Ae. S?,5I9, 00.00
Pr._.Owned
3) Brick 38R/2BA two car garage on north side beautiful 400 sq. ft. lanai roll
down shutters, immaculate and pristine clean. Large bedrooms ready to move in
at $284,900 MLS# 200659963
4) New Listing! 3bd/2ba, concrete block, gavalume roof, ceramic tile, wood cab
nets, large screened patio, Laundry room w/ new water heater, ADT security, car
pet and on corner lot in Golfview S/D $146,700.00 MLS#200702535
5) New Listing! Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acre, 4bd/2ba, ranch style, beautiful Oak
trees, off of Homestead on 14th Street $199,900.00 MLS#200702212
6) New Listing! Moore Haven 10th St., 3bd/2ba, everything brand new from top
to bottom! Qualifies for Glades County Ship program at only $149,900.00
Vacant Land
7) 720 Jasmine St. 1,5 acre A i hrWit aF-' Estates only $31.8K
MLS# 200677280
8) 730 Jasmine St. 1.5 acre W 0 0 th Estates only $31.8K
MLS # 200677288
9) Nicely Wooded 2.5 Acres in Pioneer Plantation @ $78,000.00 Possible owner
financing. MLS# 200654800
10) Mobile home lot in Harlem $21K
CgimeLrcial
11) 29AcreiS.agnjiWy2 27
Zoned Commercial 825 ft. on US Hwy 27 Steel Bids 50xl00 w/6 4x14
Bay door MLS# 200653749
Open HousJ it 1024 Texas Av Lot 7 a February ,200
Get Pre construction Prices 8 availableHarlem Subdivision 1673
sq. ft. Special Loan package. Lutz Builders $164,900.
Financing will be on site SHIP money now available!


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
s e HaIh EBpanol
Here's The Home You Have Been
Looking For? A 3BD, 2BA double
wide home on the lake at Sunshine
Lakes Estates. Call me to make and
appointment to come and see this
adorable home. $89.9K
Here is a cozy 2bed 2 bath home on
three lots you won't be able to live
with out, with a great location. Price
Adjustment- $179,900 with a $1,000
allowance for appliances. Call me for
San appt to see this adorable home,

Call Me For All Your

Real Estate Needs!
Vacant Lots
.95o 0r iIPPENPI NG
*370 N. Olivo S42K
.660 N Nogal- 527K
S2.5 a 559K 417 Redish.Cir- $60K
*529 Redish Cir 35K
.365 N. .indero $42K
-Port abelle Lots 30k Conmercal lot 30k
Clewiston lot 28k


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S Smith/Williams Team CharmaineA.
S Glenn A. Sarah A. .-| Montgomery
S Smith GRI Williams 863-697-0189
863-983-3508 863-228-6867 ea Ha sEai mti
1)Brand New 3/2 CBS Home in M...ntura r 1-",0 iN.i.i MLS#200693994. New listing! Everhigh Acres.
2)Fixer paper 3 :JedloJiiSALE PENDINGr.Liih I"I 3bd/2ba DBLWide MH on 5 acres.
3)jiasylif S/D Remodeled 3/2 Mobile Home. New roof, carpet. Fenced, Irrigation and very secluded!
Call for appointment $85,000 MLS#: 200661385 A Steal @ $275,000.00
4)Monura 3.75 acres only $109,900.00 MLS# 200686347 kac4k..JMJkL at e Newly painted
)i- Fa5)FLa o (Pa Permitted for 50 guests. Call Glenn for detailsMLS#; 200658473 inside and out this 3bd/lba home is
located in Harlem. Plenty of room to
r 6)4.ledroom Home on .25 acre Remodeled, New Roof, A Must See!!! irow Priced to sell @ 574 900.00
$174,900 MLS#200683471
7)M-oetjHaeY Spacious 4br/2ba Mobile home with large front porch.
$141,000 MLS#200676119 I List, Show, and Sell
8)n4e..rfLat n tit.n 4/2 MH on 7.5 Acres, privacy MLS# 200684457 Montura Ranch Estates
11alapia Farm Production sold out through the end of the year. MhkiteEqrl
Call Glenn for details MLS#: 200645189 3bd/2ba Doublewide MH on 2.5
10)IO~led 3/2 Mobile Home on 1.25 ac. $95,900 MLS#: 200668993 acres, paved road, corner lot, fenced.
11)RED~Ujl Must See -I '-dl JN f Merit on 1.25 Acres. Only New roof, new paint, new carpet.
115,000.000 MLS# 20A"4~l?4I U". "'U Only $169,900.00
12)Seminole Manor Spacious NEW 3/2 Mobile Home MLS# 200682271 5125,000
13)lncome Producing 3/1 and 2/1 duplex located on Haiti Ave. $150,000 425 S. Verda 29,900
MLS#: 200661385 263 Hunting Club $42,000
14tTwo A. res. Davidson Rd. $165,000.00 MLS# 200693222 770 S. Shetland S$39,900
15)LA.cA Cleared Pasture.land. Fenced and cross-fenced. Convenient 735 S. Palm $39,000
access to Clewiston or Labelle $425,000 MLSL: 200652207 325 N. Nogal St. 1.25 ac. $39,900
16)Nursery 20 Acres Palm trees & much more. $650,000 MLS# 200693196 tLew Listing'! 4b.-J'2ba'lcrar .ae:
17)Mj4_iAtq 3 Bedroom Spacious Home $85,000.00 ri..t. r.I r,: .-,ad. d il -
18)New Listing! on Hamlin Ave. 3bd/2ba on 5 acres with small pond $160,000.00 "".:- i
19)(R332J acres possible commercial $89,000 ** pet. aro:h
1& dnng room,
Need Financing? We can help!! &.., p, &in, ,,if,, ,,.lr
Call Glenn @ 677-1441 : v er-eno 'rn S4,i 9:


Walker/Wood Team
Sam J. Ashley P.
Walker Wood GRI
863-677-1013 863-228-1132

*Fish from your backyard! Fabulous new lakefront listing sits on .28 acres
w/ over 1700 sq.ft. This 3bd home offers a new roof, and new carport, all
fenced. Priced to sell @ appraised value $174.9K
*New Home! 3bd/2ba/ car garZS AIjeP-jl1 f lIVU T 2 Texas A\w. $ 65,500
-3/2 DWMH, 611 Orange Rd, offered @ $89,900
*3.13 acres land w/ singlewide. Cleared w/ great soil for gardener
nursery close to take and town. Property has unlimited potential. $200K
Git-N-Split MS^&PUBMqO NV
FLAGHOLE
-2.5 acres on Flaghole Rd. $84,900.00
LAAEPQFI
A little piece of Heaven! 775 County Rd.721 Loop NE Beautiful 2 story home w/ spiral
staircase & wood floors, Big backyard w/ boat access to the Gulf & direct access to Lake
"0'. Home on one acre among oak Hammocks. Reduced to S475K
M.QNTMRA 4 Flamingos missing from
S105 Pinelake Ave the best 1.41 ac lake front Sugar Realty.
lot in Montura @ $77,900 Call if you have information.
-Back on the Market! 860i South Live Oak2/1
Only $50K
S420 South Lindero Land only 533,900
545 S. Brida St. Land only $28K '.. x-a
S184 Bald Cypress 1.25 acres Only $28,999 Starting Prices
.410 N. Trebol $25,000 Sw'-e l.ke__Vmila-
-Vacant land in Harlem! .19 acre lots R"
.Vacant land in Port LaBelle! $39,500 Villa $179,990
Lago- $199,990
PIONEER PLANTATION Dolc- $129,990
;4150 Pioneer 17th St. 2.5 Ac S65K Dolce -$209,990
- 5205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac $130K Call Us tIaoay
PORT LABELLE For More Information
Brand New! CBS homes now available in Port LaBelle lots starting @ S29.9K
with no credit check Call for more information!!


Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

Great Location! 3bd/2ba/2
car SAMP, PES NINeer,
fenced Lackyard, new roof,
storage sheds. Wonderful family
home. $279,900.00
(4) 5 acre tracts in Ladeca
$95,000.00 each
Mo9ntugaRa nch Estates
120-130 S. Coral (2.5 Acres)
S75K
615 Perimeter Rd. 2.5 Acres $75K
5 acres cleared in Pioneer @
$150K
Sky Valley Lots starting @
$63,900.00
Water Front Home on
Caloosahatchee River w/ Dock
$575,000

CALL ME FOR
NEW CONSTRUCTION
HOMES, INVESTMENT,
OR RESIDENCE


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habil Espanol
Looking for vacant land? Well bring your
horses because Ive got 1.25 acres tracts
available now in Montura Ranch Estates.
Give me a call today!
A Lot to Love The perfect site for your
future. This lot is located in Port Laelle and
the landscaping is courtesy of mother
nature. It's ready for you at $29,500
Get pleasure from this beautiful 3BD/2 BA
Mobile home on 2.01 Acres. Enjoy the
peacefulness this property has to offer.
Property is fenced on North and east side,
New deck on the rear of property will be
completed soon. Only $175,000.00
Your New Beginning Can Start Now!l!
Your new beginning can start here in this
quaint 3BD/1.58A home on .25 acre in
Clewiston. The kitchen has beautiful cabi-
netry, counter tops and tiled flooring,
Listed @ $130,900.00




[T SOLD!



I just sold 541 El Paso for
$140,000.00
Cal me to sell your home day


Enrique frame home on 2.5 acres. New AC,
Acosta Floors, & Roof $259,000.00
U f/"'" 2. A New Beginning Spacious ,3bd/2ba
305-506-5876 2005 DWMH securitysystem equipped
at Se Habl Espasl oJn 1.25 acres with beautiful pines.
$ 144,900.00 MLS# 200672747
3. Montura Ranch 4bd DWMH. Split floor plan, his/her sinks in master,
large porch, & much.more. Motivated seller asking $149,900.00 MLS#
20066133
4. New Listingl Brick home on two city lots with 3bd. Asking only
$1 79,900.00 MLS# 200686099
5. Need Shed Space? Montura 3bd/2ba DWMH on paved corner lot.
Home recently remodeled. Won't last long with 2 sheds. $139,900.00
MLS# 200656790
6. Executive Home Move in condition w/ 5bds, 2 AC units, 2 water
heaters, tile throughout, working chimorey, large screen patio, new roof
& much more. Motivated Seller asking $549,900.00
7. Mother-in-Law Suite R2 zoning 3bd CBS home w/ 1 bd suite. Offered
for only 1 58,900.00 MLS# 200660213.
8. New Listing! 2006 CBS home in Montura on 1.25 acres. 3bd/2ba, tiled
through out, new fence on property. Hurry won't last! 5244,900.00
9. New Listing! Lowest price in Montura 3bd/2ba needs some
tic,investor special,first time buyer,hurry it won't last. $74,900.00
Vacant..Land 5) South Bay NW 2nd St.
1) 130 N. Arboleda 1.09 acres $30,000.00
$39,900 6) 420 Fronda $42,000.00
2) 136 Montura Ave. 1.25 acres 7) 155 Estribo $45,000.00
$39,900 8) 450 S. Romero St. Only
3) 569 Hunting Club Ave. 1.25 $29,900.00
acres $55,000.00
4)455 N. Hacienda $50,000.00
FREE APPRAISAL Call for Details


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SOUTH F ll f pfM DISTRICTSC SOUTH DbIIB M PfrIoSTRIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE EXHIBIT
NOTICE OF FUTURE LAND USE CHANGE NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE
notice is hreby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Satutesthe wi given that pursuant t Chapter 373, Florida Satutes, the following NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT Date: 01/24/07
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County: or perm have been received r projects) in endry CountyOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN hat the Cewiton CiTO: REGISTERED OWNER LIENHOLDER
alcon yiFars LC (Ornarove) Pb 2472 Little Rock, A72203has MacDaniel Reserve Reaty Holdings LLC (Everglades Planatio) 3333 Virginia George B. Sims HAFC
alcon Eye Farms C (Ortona Grve PO box 2472, Little Rock, AR 72203, has Beach d, Suite 2, Virginia Beach, FL 2352, ha submitted Appication Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on February 30-BPoincianStreet 11452 El Camino Real
submitted Application 06100413 or a Water Use Permit to rrigate 30 acres of agr- 061227-24 fr a Water Use Permit to irrigate 637 acres of agricultural lands. The 19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the Bele Glade, FL 33430 San Diego, CA 92130
cultural lands The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquier and the project water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
is located in Section 23, Township 42 South, Range 29 East in Sections 20-22,27-29,33-35, Township 47 South, Range 33 East. Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER
Lykes Bros Inc (Dease Pasture-Nicodemus) 106 SW County Road 721, Okeecho- Duke Groves LLC (Banens Pointe) 7800 University Point Dr, Suite 100, Ft Myers, FL Commission proposes to enact final passage of the ordinance LIENHOLDERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT
bee FL 34974, has submitted Application 061213-12 for modification of Water Use 33907, has submitted Application 070102-10 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate which is set forth as follows: THE OWNER CLAIMING NTEREST IN VEHICLE:
Permit 22-00058-W to irrigate 7160 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be 123.7 acres of landscape lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aq- LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP) DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
ins fr th oin n Su u an t ect is located in Sec- uifer and the project is located in Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 29 East ORDINANCE NO. 2007-01 Fix-it-Rit George Sandford) 199 Ford VIN1FTZX1727XNA68616
lions 1-14,16-18,20,21, Township 41 South, Ranges 30-32 East. 150S.lIlhAve. 150S.W 10lfiAve.
N s Farms Inc ( re Crk Gro P Drawer 210, all FL ha ico Inc (Alic Basin INo 20 Mine) PO Box 338, Labelle, FL 33975, has submitted AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE South Bay, FL 33493 South Bay. Florida 33493
Nobles Firms Inc (nCypress Creek Giov7 Pf Drawer 2310, LaBelle, FL 33975, ha s Application 70102-9 for a Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands. The CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING ITS 561-261-6132
pulled Application 0227-21 fr er Use Permit to irrigate 275 acres ot ag- water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located ill ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR
icuitural lands The water will be withdrawn from onsite lakes and the project is Io- Sections 29,32, Township 43 South, Range 31 East. PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACTI EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR CLAIMS A
ed in Section 20 Township 42 South Range 30 East LIEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE DE-
Alic Inc (Alic-Bronosn Mine) PO Bnx 38 LaBele, FL 33935, has ubmited A Rock Enterprises Inc (Stallings Claim) 180 N Bridge St, Ste B, LaBelle, FL 33935, PROVIDING FOR CHANGE OF THE FUTURE LAND SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN
Slici o 2 fUe 9 a ied A has submitted Applicalion 061222-4 for a Environmental Resource Permit for 281 USE DESIGNATION OF A PARCEL OF PROPERTY THE AMOUNT OF $5,416.50. THESE STORAGE CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO
wpaterion 0 wihw from ta Wat er e emi to deer n und d andth oe t s. Thedw acres of commercial lands. The water will be discharged to the C-43 Canal and the LOCATED ON EAST SAGAMORE AVENUE, ACCRUE AT THE RATE OF $20.00 PER DAY
e till be withdrawn m th e Water Table Aquier and the project i located in project is located in Sections 4,33, Townships 43,44 South, Range 29 East. CONTAINING 4.2 ACRES OF LAND, MORE OR LESS,
S, Township 42 South, Range 3 East. FROM MOBILE HOME TO COMMERCIAL THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE-
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request Interested persons may comment umnon the application or submit a written request MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS
nteresed persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy o the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appll- AUTHORIZING TRANSMITTAL OF THE AMENDMENT SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
for a cosy of the ta t containing prop sed agency action arding the appll- cation b waiting to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environien- TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
cation brswriting toP th Fri6da We a emet strict, ttn: Envinn- tal Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but AFFAIRS; AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO THE SATISFY THE LIEN. IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT REDEEMED AND REMAINS
al R comments or regulationquests, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 334164680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the CITY'S FUTURE LAND USE MAP; AND DECLARING UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE
such comments requests must b received by 5:00 PM within 21 dpublicatin. AN EFFECTIVE DATE. VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT-
date of publication, AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES-
No further public notice will be provided regarding this aplicaton. A copy of the No further public notice will be raided regarding this appca A copy the The property affected by the change of future land use is shown IGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
ot r usthe b te requested In order i remain advise of further proceedings, staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
staff et t e eeted in rer to red an ads rter feeding Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an adm stratve hearing re- the map herein A copy of the proposed ordinance is PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 349 NW. 16h, #108 Bele Glade, FL 33440
Substantial afeced persons are entitled to request a administrative hearing r guarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore alter re- available In the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 115 Ventura COMMENCING AT 8:00am ON THE 19th DAYOF FEBRUARY2007.
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after re- viewing the staff report. Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the Inspection of any interested
188813 CGS 2/1/07 parties and Interostod parties may appear at the meeting and STATEMENT OF OWNER RIGHTS
l81 S 718876B CGS 2/1/07 be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person __
Decides to appeal any deo son made with respect to any er NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING
HENRYOUNTY OARDOF C NTY COMMISIONES onsideed a is meein harin suc ony a INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME
HN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY CMMISINERonsidered at this meeting or public hearing, such person may PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A HEAR
LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS need to Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is ING WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
SJanuary 19, 2007, Glades Media Company, LLP licensee of WAFC.FM, 99.5 ondry ir re t upon which the appeal l to be based. MAND FOR HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN
MHz, Cleilotun, Florida, filod an appllcation for construction permit with the edeal He y County hereby requests PROPOSALS from t ullfed bidders for the rllbli. THE NOTICE,
Communcaions Commisslan In Washington, DC The applcaton seeks the Com on of two (2 family homes located In ndry Count as a part of the
mission's consent to a change In community of license of WAFC.FM from Clewls Hendry County Housing Program which consists of Hurrloane liousng Reovery Wendell Johnson
ton, Florida to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and the substitution of Channel 258A Program, Community development Block Grant (CDBG), and SH,I, Programs, City Manager SUBJECT PROPERTY NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICL E H AS A RIGHT TO RECOVER
ton, F t G li h u t a POSSESSION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
for Channel 25803, James M. Johnson and Robert L Castellanos are the sole art- s Th CEEDINGS BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
ners of Glades Media Compan. Copies of the appliatin am nt r Proposal are due n later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 1, FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917
materials are available for public inspection at 530 East Alverdez Avenue, Clewlston, 20T 7 and delivered or mailed to Ms, Barbara Butler, Hendry County lerk of thIe -. -, ni.. -, ..5.. FLORIDA STATUTE 559,917.
Florida33440. Court, Post Of fce Box 1760, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, La elle, Florida NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF TH MOTOR VEHICLE RE
188985 CGS 2/1.8,15/07 33975-1760 ( County wil not assume any responslb ity for proposals received MAINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN- R
past the bid opening time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date NIG TO THE LIENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CRCUIT
willnote opened o cnsdered, COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
Proposals should be submitted In a separate sealed envelop marked "HENORY (6) OF FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585,
COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM HSG #5, and "HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PRO- NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
ADThI A t N VAn GRAM HSG #6. All bids must be accompanied by copy of license and proof of DOESNOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF
insurance ... SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED-
For specific project Information, contact Ms. Nancy Phillips at 561-432-1524 or by ULED DATE OF SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATE NOTICE
eadsyo to the best FAX a t V161 WAS PLACED IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE OF SALE. T e ogeHSanDifodN ienoE
leads yOU tho he best FAX at 561-432-6734. Bids will be opened al 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, WeoF S AL E
2007 in the Hendry County's Clerk's Office, Second Floor, at the Hendry County 189207CGS 2/1/07
products and services. Court House in LaBelle.
A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these projects will be KISSIMME E FEL STATN RELOCATON NTICE F ANNAL MEETING
held on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hendry County S,.IR Of- PHASE 2 OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA LANOWNERS OF
Since, located at 165 S. Lee Street, Court House Square In LaBelle. Any firm not rep- PHASE 2 OSEOL CONTY, FLOIA NR
resented at this meeting will be unable to bid All potential bidders must be In tie The Soulh Florida Water Manaimint Distirlc will receive sealed bids through the P KEE W EDISTRICT
S.H..P lobby no later than 10:05 a.in orderto partcpate n this RF Procurement Office, 2d Floor, Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm each, Noice s ereby given tat pursuant to call of the Bar of Supeisors of Paokee
ri a r HFlorida 33406, for Ksslmmee Field Station Relocation, Phase 2, Osceola County, Water Control District the annual meeting of the landowners of Pahokee Water Con-
Hendry Couny reserves the rigt to accept or rejctbids Hendry County is an FL on Wedesday, February 21, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at whichll likely sub- trol District lor the year 2007. will be held at the office of said District located at
Equal Opportnity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Paricipation and united bids will be opened andl publicly lead. Provide all labor, materials and io- 2832 N, Main Sleel, Belle Glade, Palnt Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, Feb-
Spromotes Fair Housing. qud permits for consllnclting ile Kissimlnee/SI Cloud Field Station. Phase 2 ilary 1i, 2007, at 9:00 o'clock in hie forenoon forth purpose of:
SFacilities Project. Work Includes site work, grading, dlallage, erosion control, rein-
18ChairmanBOGS 2/1/07 rounding, electrical & '.. ... ..... ............. .. I . 1.1. 1... 2.Receivn annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
189312 CGS2/1/07 acy, utilities, vehicle u ,i t ., ,, .. i..... he landowners may determine; and
Sino & signage. An OP', I '1 ,h,,- ,,, h,,, i,, i.. I i. .,,, W...1..1 dJ 1 T 3.Transacting such other business as ilay come before lie mneeling,
ggggg ruaru 7, 2007 at 10 11 ,i, i. .1 1 111. 1 ... 1,.. 1 ii..ti., i 1
Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34741. Foi directions call (407) 046-5226. A site 11 a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors witll respect
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will be receiving Applications from Glades visit willimmedlatelylollow. to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to en-
County Residents that would be interested in serving as a representative from sure hat a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includes the
Glades County to the OUA Board. Applicants must be residents of Glades County All bids must conlormr tio e instructions in the Re ucst or Bidders (RFB). Interest- testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is made.
and live in the area serviced by OUA. Applications may be obtained at the OUA ed respondents may obtain a copy of the conrele RFB by oblainin a set for
Office located at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and will need to be $242.00 at the above address, by cling 391, by calling te 24-hour BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
completed and turned back In at the same address by February 7, 2007 For BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290, The public is invited to attend he bid opening. Infor- PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
More information calthe Office oftheExecutive Director at 863-763460. matlon on the states of tills sollcltallon can be obtained at our web site By:K Wenh M OD
www.sfwmd.gov. PBy:/s/ neth Ms Dufiet
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&so'livings M. Call today! $159,000


CLEtWISTON
.3 BR/ 3 BA MH w/Lrg Screened Porich.
Seminole Manor. Make an Offer!
*2 BRI I BA Home on corner lot.
Sogamore Ave. Reduced to $130,000,
*4BR/2 BA MH with add. lot. Green St
"3BR/2 BA CBS Hom' a "'rI.r li E.
Sugtrland Priced to Sll Ar 05IO IiOU
-3B 2 BA on Davidson Rd. Handicap
Access. 1.42 Ram naictwdlew $27490
M4Bir2,5 BA CBS wtbick, l lot $259.900
3 /3 Ba Exe.utive Hne, e Del Mrnte,
1 + Acre, estmo n tile, f&ePlarcesr l ns,
nw ,- ,qTA.,s. RIedued to $499,000
J3 BR -'-i 4 dc.rir L. Ri Aili
RSidawodAve. HL.A.b.rDr.niiL S439,000
*2 B~ 2BA Bass & Sin Cpcd Only $14.900
'3 BD/ 2 BA MH, Ridgdill Rd. waterront
lot, fenced. Priced at $130,000
3 Ba2.5 BA, over 3,000 sq.ft. EwoXutive Home
'-4 [(I 3 BA P.Aop.h Circle, Li: [p't i ..T,
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*J t 3R .' A i r -,. ini \, huge kitchen,
laai., Irg yard, & more. $249,900
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*3 BD/ 2 BA 2.1'15 CBS Humet., Moore
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-.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle for $59,000
.Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC
parcels starting at $23.500 per ac.
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*Lots availale. Starting at $25,000
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*aBD.2BA DWMH'Rmnero St $160,000


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wi-stn arxy._ ASTANTON MOBILE HOMES
I S. as Quality Homes at Discounted Pricesl
,l.i 2.-.1 Homes From the Low $50's.
. FEATURED LISTIG Turn Key Packages Available.
I" r bi, i L Family Owned Since 1981.
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$129,900 it..


ia "' ,t1 'il .'t Carolyn Thomas 863-946-0505
\i'. -,.. ;:,i" David Rister '.i4-21-5


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$ ..' >( l wy127 Oetrl- wa43 Reduced
US Hwy 27 Home 3/2, work.
.hr., I : j,'.$165,000
*Beartiul 40 aes rattle rnch,
I H -i.n' barn $990,000.
MNd k cOlirI
C5 KA + MH, REDUCED FO
QUICK SLE$ S40,000
*13707I ateAwt. 10cram
S23,000.
*Ta ls Avbeairaliid Sacs$115K
*Tangelo Ave. 5 acres, fenced
$120,000.
*PdS&t 5 acres liwin teo 2-
-'t- .l-ra-d ihn .i,1 .rd
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*MnEVBietoR ld 1OA+tiwCBS
IbsA2$392K OWNERFINCE


*man ivaria nd5. u Acres
$165k OWNER FINANCE
ana tfuffl Ranch
*,RxiQ b Edcom aa2I5$45K
*Huattng Club paved $43K
*AWtaon2-Va2ac anerpeaved on
2siReREDoXrerMiaauia$7SK:
*Jasmine cleared 1.25 acres
REDUCED owner deserate $29K
*10 Beautdl acr cleared with
:1nlniilO i fr f'erTc.ii, hih o3ll ll e,
shed $295,000. Make oftr
S*10 Acres of improved pas-
ture near Hwy 27 $165K.
OWNER FINANCE
'25 acres, on Hwy 27, com-
mercial, $998,000. OBO
-30 acres improved pasture
$450,000. Make offer


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7. Lnd Home Pk9g.
4/3 2100 Sq. Ft. Stone Fireplace,
Custom kitchen, Lg. Laundry
$149,900.00
2. Priced to Sell
4/2 2006 Destiny DW Living, Dining
& Family Rooms, Stone Fireplace
Entertainment Center $62,900.00
3. Reduced 2006 Scotbil
3/2 DW Living, Dining, & Family
Rooms $65,500.00
4. Tropical Village Lt #7
3/2 Singlewide $23,900.00


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IRSX IENTIAL Montura 3BR, 2BA
3BR, 2BA Harlem $85K CBS Home on 1.04
3BR, 1 /2BA Reduced to acres $249,900
$139,000 2BR, 1BA, with guest-
2BR, 2BA, 2 story house & pool $299,900
$140,000 4BR, 2BA Fully
Condo Bass Capital Furnished $359,000
$169,000 4BR, 2BA $340,000
3BR, 1BA Corner Lot 3BR, 2BA Pool w/ 8.7
$177,900 acres $729,900
3BR, 2BA Brick home MOBILE HOMES
$189,000 Montura 3BR/2BA
Pre-const. Town Homes DWMH 1.25 acres
from $199,900 REDUCED to $105,000
4BR, 2BA New Home Tip
$329,000 +
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm Pioneer 3BR, 2BA on 5
$249.000 acres $214,900
3BR, 2BA New 4BR, 2BA, Doublewide
Sugarland Cir. $225,000 $134,900
Home on Taft Blvd. Pioneer SWMH on 2.5
w/2.5 acres, $225,000 acres $135,000


Pioneer 4BR, 3BA 10
acres $325,000
VACANT LAND
Montura 1.25 acre lots
avail. Call for Listings.
Flagile 2.41 ac $135,000
Wodlands SD 2 lots
reduced to $32,500 each
2.23 acres Pioneer
$69,900
Pioneer 7 lots $56,500
each
Pioneer 11 lots tog.
$52,5000 each
COMMERCIAL


Cabinet Shop 4800 sq.ft.
& Apt $200,000


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Si la mitad de su sueldo proviene de
su trabajo agricola, used puede
calificar para rentar uno vivienda
comoda con uno baja mensualidad.
Estaremos construyendo en esta area
solamente si recibimos suficientes
solicitudes. Porfavor deje su nombre
y telefono. Gracias
Por favor llama: 1.866.411.3366
Are you earning at least 50% of your
income annually from a farm worker
job? (Ex. Field laborers, commercial
fishing workers, livestock handlers,
or office personnel for either
agricultural / fishing companies, etc)
If so, please contact us for affordable
rental housing opportunities. We will be
building in this area based on
demand. Please leave a message
with your name & phone number.
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Ducks slaughtered by poachers in STA 5


The men shooting from
behind a stand of wetland brush
had no trouble hitting their
winged targets. Stormwater
Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) in
Hendry County is prime duck
hunting territory filled with a
variety of waterfowl attracted to
the same vegetation and marshy
landscape used to help filter
water headed to the Everglades.
But success quickly turned to
excess as the five men bagged 88
ducks, 58 more than their com-
bined legal limit, all under the
watchful eyes of two officers
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission. The
five men were each cited for
being over the bag limit of 6
ducks per person, willful and
wanton waste and littering with
spent shotgun shells.
The devastation on the morn-
ing of New Year's Eve was on a
scale that Wildlife Officers John
Wilke and Greg Louque had
never before witnessed. Hunting
is permitted in STA-5, but under
the rules and supervision of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission.
"We weren't expecting to see
that many ducks, but that's the
kind of people who need to get
caught," said Wilke, of Lake
Placid, adding that the five men


"The enforcement action of these officers helps
to ensure that responsible members of the pub-
lic can continue to enjoy visiting District
stormwater treatment areas."
Kevin McCarty,
Governing Board Chairman


who shot the ducks planned to
leave many of them to rot. If con-
victed, each man could face a
$500 fine and up to 1 year in jail
for exceeding the bag limit, a
$500 fine and up to 1 year in jail
for wanton waste, and a $100 fine
for littering. Wilke and Louque
were formally thanked by the
South Florida Water Management
District Governing Board on Jan.
11, for their work enforcing state
game laws in STA-5. It is one of
several stormwater treatment
areas the District has opened in
recent years for recreation activi-
ties including hunting, bird
watching and hiking.
"The enforcement action of
these officers helps to ensure that
responsible members of the pub-
lic can continue to enjoy visiting
District stormwater treatment
areas," said Governing Board
Chairman Kevin McCarty. "While
legally permitted duck hunters


have a reputation for conserva-
tion and stewardship of wetland
habitats, poachers and blatant
violators of game laws do not."
Wilke and Louque discov-
ered the men while on a routine
check of STA-5. The officers saw
and heard multiple gunshots
from a stand of brush, but could-
n't see how many people were
firing without tipping them off to
law enforcement presence.
Wilke and Louque cited the five
men as they were preparing to
leave, when it became obvious
that the shooters had so greatly
exceeded the bag limit of six
ducks per person.
STA-5 is an 8-square-mile
constructed wetland created by
the District as part of the Ever-
glades restoration effort.
Stormwater treatment areas
reduce levels of phosphorus in
surface water by channeling
water through a series of cells


filled with phosphorus-absorb-
ing plants. High levels of phos-
phorus encourage the over-
growth of non-native species,
altering habitat for Florida's
native plant and animal life.
Stormwater treatment areas
have become popular destina-
tions for many native species,
migratory birds and waterfowl.
Keeping them open for legal hunt-
ing is a prime interest of David
Lithgow, vice president for United
Waterfowlers of Florida, Inc.
"It's all about having a sus-
tainable resource," said Lithgow,
of Port St. Lucie, who was deeply-
dismayed by the wanton
destruction of so many ducks in
the New Year's incident. He
refuses to call the men caught in
STA-5 hunters. To Lithgow, they
are merely poachers.
"If we don't take care of the
resource, then the passion that we
have won't exist for our children."
For more information about
hunting in South Florida Water
Management
District stormwater treatment
areas, go to the Florida Wildlife
Conservation Commission web-
site, http://myfwc.com/hunting/
To report a wildlife violation
in progress, call the FWC
Wildlife Alert Report Program at
1-888-404-3922.


Lock inspections to


require lock closures


OKEECHOBEE The Taylor
Creek (S-193) navigation lock on
the north shore of Lake Okee-
chobee will receive a routine
inspection on Feb. 6. Due to the
need to perform underwater
inspections, as well as surface
inspections, locks will be closed
while divers are in the water. The
anticipated lock closures will be
between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
EST.
Similar inspections also will
occur at the following navigation
locks on the following dates:
S-65E (Kissimmee River at
Lake Okeechobee) Feb. 15.
S-65D (Kissimmee River near
US Hwy. 98) Feb. 16.
S-61 (Southport Lock at Lake
Tohopekaliga) Feb. 21.
S-65 (Lake Kissimmee at the
Kissimmee River) Feb. 26.
S-65A (Kissimmee River, south-
ern end of Kicco WMA) Feb. 27.


S-65C (Kissimmee River in
Cornwell, Highlands County)
Feb.28.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District regrets any
inconvenience this necessary
safety measure may cause.
Boaters are strongly urged to
check in with locktenders when
traveling onto Lake Okeechobee
or the Kissimmee River and to
take notice of the hours of opera-
tion at the navigation lock before
making plans to stay out late.
For more information, please
contact the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200 or Orlando Ser-
vice Center at (407) 858-6100 or
(800) 250-4250. You may also ask
the locktenders for operating infor-
mation when locking through or,
on Lake Okeechobee, you may
contact them on VHF Marine Band
Radio on Channel 13.


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2000 FORD TAURUS STK#52386A
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2002 FORD FOCUS STK#88805
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2006 FORD TAURUS STK#8832
SE V6 AUTO A./C
2006 FORD FOCUS STK#8834
SE \/WAGON
2006 FORD 500 STK#8735
SEL V6 LEATHER
2006 FORD FREESTAR VAN STK # 8785
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$6,988
$13,888
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$18,888
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GS LEATHER BLUE
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GS LEATHER SILVER
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GS LEATHER WHITE
2006 MILAN V6 STK#8788
PREMIUM, LEATHER PKG.


2002 LS V8 STK#12476A
MOON ROOF BLACK LEATHER
2005 TOWN CAR STK#8818A
MOON ROOF SIGNATURE LIMITED W
2005 LS V6 STK#5949A
LEATHER FULLY LOADED WHITE
2006 TOWN CAR SKT#8835
SIG-NATURE LIMITED BLACK


1999 TOYOTA COROLLA STK# 1008A
2003 VW PASSAT STK#8797
AU TO A. C
2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM STK#8780
V6 LEATHER BLACK


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$14,988

$17,988

$19,888

$18,988


$12,888

$18,888
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$17,988

$28,888


$2,988
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$11,888


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$ XLT DIESEL 4X2
2002 F150 SUPERCAB STK#8777
XLT 4X2
2002 RANGER SUPERCAB STK#8842
XLT FLARE SIDE V6 AUTO
2004 F150 SUPERCREW STK#52058A
LARIAT 4X2 5.4 V8
2004 F150 SUPERCREW STK#52153A
XLT 4X2 4.6 V8
2005 F150 SUPERCREW STK#8752A
LARIAT 4X2 5.4 V8
2006 F150 SUPERCAB STK#8690C
XL 4X2 V8
2006 F150 REG CAB STK#57120A
XL 4X2 V8
2005 F250 CREWCAB STK#8773
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$13,888

$11,888

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2003 EXPLORER 4DR STK#8747
XLT LEATHER
2004 EXPLORER 4DR STK#8799
LIMITED
2005 EXPLORER 4DR STK#8819
XLT LEATHER SPORT
2006 EXLORER 4DR STK#8836
XLT CLOTH
2006 EXPLORER 4DR STK#52467A
LIMITED LEATHER
2006 ESCAPE STK#8830
XLT 4 CYLINDER AUTO
2004 EXPEDITION STK#8838
EDDIE BAUER
2004 EXPEDITION STK#8833
XLT CLOTH
2004 EXPEDITION 4X4 STK#8803
EDDIE BAUER LEATHER


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