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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: June 7, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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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, June 7, 2007 Volume 82, Number 50


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At a Glance

Democratic Exec.
Committee to meet
The 2008 election is just
around the corner. All Glades
County registered 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.
Foster parents
needed
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida will be
holding an orientation on
"How to become a Foster
Parent/Adoptive Parent" on
June 12, at the Department of
Children and Families loca-
tion, 485 E. Cowboy Way,
LaBelle at 6 p.m.
Children's Network of
Southwest Florida serves as
the lead agency to oversee
foster care and adoptive serv-
ices in Collier, Lee, Charlotte,
Hendry and Glades counties.
Children's Network of South-
west Florida has partnered
with Family Preservation Ser-
vices, Lutheran Services
Florida and the Florida Bap-
tist Children's Home to
recruit more foster families in
our five county regions.
For those interested in
becoming a foster/adoptive
family, please call 1-800-
89FAMILY.
Free feline spay
clinic offered
Free! Ok, now that I have
your attention On Friday,
June 8, the Caloosa Humane
Society will spay 20 female
cats for free on one condi-
tion.....you give them your
kittens! Instead of charging
the usual $40 surgical fee for
your cat to be spayed, they
will wave the surgical fee for
20 female cats, if you release
your kittens to them to be
placed for adoption.
The kittens will be fea-
tured on the shelter's web-
site for adoption as being
super-hero kitties! Just by
being released to the shelter
for adoption and being
altered, they will be reducing
the astronomical number of
felines euthanized each year
in shelters simply because
there are too many of them!
All of the kittens will be test-
ed for Feline Leukemia and
FIV, vaccinated, wormed,
given a flea treatment and
spayed or neutered.
So remember, if you have
a litter of kittens, don't give
them away! Bring them to
the shelter and redeem them
for a free female cat spay
today! (863) 675-0997 call
Tuesday thru Saturday, from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to schedule
your free spay. There is a lim-
ited number of spays being
given away, so don't delay,
call today! This offer is limit-
ed to Hendry or Glades
County Residents only.


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Index
Classifieds ... .. .20-23
Obituaries ..........2
Opinion ....... .4
School .. . . . ... .9

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PSC turns down Power Park


Crist applauds
denial of coal
power plant

TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Public Service Commission
(PSC) June 5 denied a determina-
tion of need for two proposed
coal power plants in Glades
County. Florida Power & Light
(FPL) filed the petition with the
PSC in February requesting per-
mission to move forward with


"Based on an exhaustive analysis of the record
and a thorough discussion of the issues, the
Commission ruled that FPL's proposal is not
the most cost-effective alternative."
Lisa Polak Edgar,
PSC Chairman


the siting and construction of the
two 980-megawatt plants.
The proposed project, called
Glades Power Park, has been the
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subject of much debate in Glades
County in recent months. Propo-
nents argued the plant would
increase in the rural county's tax


base and provide jobs for local
residents.. Opponents worried
about the possible effects on the
environment.
Continuing a process that
included significant public input,
expert testimony, and a thorough
analysis of the record of evidence,
the PSC ruled that the proposed
plants are not the most cost-effec-
tive alternative available. Com-
missioners cited the large fixed
costs that would be added to
base rates for the construction of
the plants and the uncertainty


associated with future natural gas
and coal prices.
"Based on an exhaustive
analysis of the record and a thor-
ough discussion of the issues, the
Commission ruled that FPL's pro-
posal is not the most cost-effec-
tive alternative," said PSC Chair-
man Lisa Polak Edgar. "The
Commission's decision recog-
nizes the need for fuel diversity
and additional generation while
determining that potential bene-
See Plant -Page 12


Pet dog shot




in Muse


Residents post
reward

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MUSE Debbie Simmons'
two pet dogs were shot May 21
in the Muse area near Old Muse
Road and Ash Road. Her silver
Weimaraner dog was shot
three times and died. Her Shar
Pei was shot once and sur-
vived.
She recalled that the dogs
had gotten out of the fence
before, but no one came to
complain about them chasing
livestock or causing a nuisance.
She had repaired the fence ear-
lier, but they dug under the gate
and got out of her yard May 21.
Ms. Simmons understands
that people do not want loose


dogs bothering livestock or
flower gardens, but said she
could not understand why they
did not even try to scare the
dogs with pellet guns or BBs.
The nine-month old puppy that
was killed had been raised with
small farm animals
She believes the dogs may
have been shot with .22 caliber
rifle because a veterinarian
gave her the bullet after it was
removed from the injured Shar
Pei. Later on May 23, the other
dog was found dead with gun-
shot wounds to the leg, ribs
and head.
"I am letting people know
that they deliberately killed my
dog," Debbie Simmons said.
Ms. Simmons intends to
address the county commis-
sioners at the next meeting,
See Dog Page 12


Mac's Country



Store and Cafe



serves Muse


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MUSE Damaris Roman
and Mac Rodriquez started
serving customers at their
business in January 2007. In a
rural community like Muse,
many residents going to work
or school have a place to stop
and order a hot lunch, sand-
wiches or milkshakes.
The store is well-stocked,
clean and has friendly person-
nel. Ms. Roman and Mr.


Rodriguez put in long hours
everyday and are determined
to provide a delicious hot
lunch that costs from $4 to $5.
One day last week they pre-
pared pork with tomatoes,
black beans and rice, and
plantains.
Muse is a rural residential
area with ranchettes, and
retirement cottages. Many res-
idents commute daily/
The menu offers different
See Store Page 12


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY Wild-
fire burned 18,200 acres across
northwest rim of Lake Okee-
chobee last week.
The Frog Light Fire began
burning the dried muck on the
exposed Okeechobee lake bot-
tom in the early morning hours
of Monday, May 28. More than
18,200 acres have burned
across a nine mile stretch that
began close to the Pearce
Canal.
The wildfire was near the
communities of Buckhead
Ridge and Lakeport which are
on the northwest shore of the
big lake. All week smoke bil-
lowed into turbulent clouds that
resembled late summer thun-
der bumpers, and then drifted
across Charlotte County to the
Gulf Coast.
According to Terry Helfins-
tine, Glades County public infor-
mation officer and 911 coordi-
nator, local authorities had to
close State Road 78 for several


A staggering amount of manpower, both on the ground
and in the air, fought a brush fire along Lake Okee-
chobee's western shore that had consumed 12,000 acres


by noon on Wednesday.
hours late Tuesday. By Wednes-
day morning the road was open
again.
In Lakeport, residents of
Whiskey Joe's RV Park and the
Lakeport Lodge were asked to
voluntarily evacuate and stay at
Maple Grove Baptist Church for
shelter if they had no where else
to go.
Ms. Helfinstine reported that
multiple agencies worked
together as a team. Glades



County volunteer fire depart-
ments were assisted by neigh-
boring counties, South Florida
Water Management District,
Florida Division of Forestry and
a task force from Lee County.
"We are closely watching
the fire and do not expect it to
cross the Harney Pond Canal
where there are homes and a
Circle K store," said Ms. Helfins-
See Fire -Page 12


School Bus Transportation


manager was born in Cuba


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Jorge
Dominguez is the bus trans-
portation manager for Glades
County School District. He lives
in Montura and commutes
daily to Moore Haven.
Where were you born and
raised? I was born in Cuba and
when I was eight my family
moved to Venezuela, and I
lived there for eight years.
Then we moved to Miami.
What are your job duties
with the school district? 1 am
the transportation manager
and school bus route coordi-
nator. 1 work a route for the
buses, fill out time sheets,
work out problems with kids
on the buses. When it is very
busy I jump in and do diesel
mechanic work on the bus


engines and I order parts. I also
find drivers, give them tests
and make sure they get in-serv-
ice.
Where were you trained as
a diesel mechanic and where
have you gained your experi-
ence? I trained at Miami Lake
Tech and worked for the Miami
school district for 12 years.
Then I was at Hendry County
schools for two years and I
have worked for the Glades
County district for about one
and a half years.
What was your schooling
like in Venezuela? It was pretty
good. We usually spent more
time in school than they do
here.
What is your greatest con-
cern about your job? Prob-
lems like accidents with the
buses, or like with hijackings.
They had that happen in Miami


about 1995 or '96. It is a seri-
ous situation with little kids on
the bus. I'am going to meet-
ings and seminars about how
to prevent things like hijack-
ings or terrorist attacks. This is
with the Florida Association for
Pupil Transportation. We learn
what to do for your district to
make it better for the kids.
What is your favorite song?
Well, I enjoy listening to all
types of music.
What do you enjoy doing in
your leisure time? I like to go
on vacation cruises and travel.
I really like learning other lan-
guages and cultures and differ-
ent ways of living. I learned to
speak some Haitian when I
was in Miami. It is complicat-
ed.
What is one difficult, sad or
See Profile- Page 12


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Muse forestry watch tower
This division of forestry's fire lookout tower is located in
western Glades County in the Muse area. Does anyone
know if it is standing idle now, or does it still have an
operator? Email nbolan@newszap.com.


Wildfire: Thousands of acres burn


INI/Lorna JaolonsKI
Flames consumed the dead Melaleuca trees along the Herbert Hoover Dike near Lake-
port, while clouds cast an eerie red glow throughout the area as 12,000 acres burned at
the lake's edgee,


Lake area fire threatens homes


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Weddings


Engagements


McCorvey -

Berner
Maranda Danette McCorvey
and Andrew Carl Berner were unit-
ed in marriage on March 17, 2007
at Clewiston First Baptist Church
with Pastor Brian Hamrick officiat-
ing. Maranda is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Vic McCorvey and
Andrew is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Berner. The bride was beauti-
ful as she entered the church on
her father's arm in a champagne-
colored Oleg Cassini designer
gown with a fitted, beaded bodice
and full organza skirt with chapel
train. The bride wore a finger tip
veil and carried a bouquet of calla
lilies, red roses and starburst lilies.
The maid of honor was Meredith
McCorvey, sister of the bride and
the best man was Marshall Berner,
brother of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Lesley
Pittman, Amy Kaki, Sarah
Kirschman, Noelle Nardello,
Katherine Fabian and Brittney
Johnston. The bridesmaids wore
floor length black gowns and car-
ried bouquets of red roses and
calla lilies.
The groom and his grooms-
men were handsome in their pin
striped tuxedos with gold ties and
vests. Groomsmen were Billy
Hatfield, J.J. Soto, Ross


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Maranda Danette (McCorvey) and Andrew Carl Berner


Edmonds, Daniel Garcia, Eric
Edwards and Jon Farner. Ushers
were Clint Hatfield, Joe Kane,
and Oliver Lopez. The flower girl
was Mary Crum and the ring
bearer was Kyle Berner.
A beautiful reception followed
at the John Boy Auditorium in
Clewiston where family and guests


were entertained by City Lights
and served a beautiful and deli-
cious variety of food.
The couple took a honeymoon
trip to St. Lucia. They now reside in
Clewiston, where Maranda teach-
es kindergarten at Central Elemen-
tary and Andrew works at the fam-
ily business, Berner Oil.


Rounds Gosa
Chelsa, Alexis, Shawna and
Ron (Bud) would like to
announce the engagement of
their parents, Tanya Rae Rounds
and Ronald Edward Gosa Jr. of
Clewiston.
The couple will wed on Satur-
day, June 16, at a small private
family ceremony.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of Ronald and Constance
Rounds, both of Clewiston. The
prospective groom is the son of
Nancy,Gosa of Clewiston and
the late Ronald Gosa.

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Arnold
Yolanda Yvette Baxter and
Adrian Alexander Arnold will be
joined in marriage on June 16.
The bride is the daughter of
James E. Baxter Sr. and the late
Annie Baxter of Clewiston.
The groom is the son of Patty
Wooten and Alfred Clark of
South Bay.
The wedding ceremony will
be held at New Harvest Church
in Clewiston.
Following the cerernony, a
reception will be held at John
Boy Auditorium.


Tanya Rae Rounds and Ronald Gosa, Jr.


Submitted photo


Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy.
How do you know if it is too hot
to keep your dog outside?
Thanks Doc, Danny in Belle
Glade.
Answer:
Hey Danny!
That is a very
important
question espe-
cially for this
time of the
year.
Heat stroke
is something Doc
we can see all Savvy
year round in
Florida, but it is much more
prevalent during the hotter
months of the year. If you keep
your dog outside in the heat, you
must always provide food,
water, shelter and shade no
matter what the temperature is
outside. Especially when the


Obituaries


Robert Danny Allison
Robert Danny Allison, age 64,
of Clewiston, passed away May
28, 2007 in Charleston, S.C. He
was born Aug. 20, 1942 in High-
land Park, Mich., son of the late
Milus Alonzo Allison and the late
Margaret Isabel (Fowler) Allison.
He served in the Air Force. He was
a Salesman, employed by K & N
Engineering-Riverside, Calif.
Survivors included his wife,
Patrica Lucas Allison, Clewiston;
sons, Robert Daniel Allison,
LaBelle, Phillip Darrell Allison,
Norco, Calif;, Nicholas Milus Alli-
son, Murray, Utah, Dallas Rhett
Allison, Salem, Ore, Jimmy Hes-
ter, Clewiston, Jade Dunlap and
Janson Dunlap, Naples; brothers,
Harold Allison, Bakersfield, Calif,
Milus Allison, St. Clair, Mich., Vic-
tor Allison, Lakeport, Don Allison,
Morena Valley, Calif., Sam Allison,
Clewiston, Steve Allison, Norco,
Calif., Biff Allison of Belle Glade;
sisters, June Jinkins, Cedar Grove,
TN, Brenda McGahee, Clewiston,
Rose Douglass, Fort Myers, Irene
Christle; Clewiston; grandsons,
Hayden Daniel Allison, Haven
Noblee Allison, LaBelle, Teale
Humphries, Megan Lucas and
John Alex Lucas, Moore Haven.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, June 3, at Evangel
Assembly of God with Pastor Gary
Corley officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Ortona Cemetery with
Pastor Scott Garvin of Maple
Grove Baptist Church officiating.

Carol Ann Dooley
Carol Ann Dooley, age 65, of
Pioneer Plantation, passed away
May 31, 2007 in Clewiston. She
was from Westfield, N.J. and
moved to Florida in the 1960's.
Her husband first settled in Holly-
wood, Florida before moving to
Clewiston in 1971. She was
Human Resource Director and
worked at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center for 28 years before her
retirement in 2005. She is survived
by her companion, Earl Miller;
five nephews and four nieces.
Mrs. Dooley is predeceased by
her beloved husband, Fred
"Rebel" Dooley; her beloved sis-
ter, Joan Donathan; a brother,
Fred Gill and her niece Beverly.
Funeral services were held
Monday June 4, at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston with
George Poulo officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.
Rowena
Shepard Spear
Rowena Shepard Spear, age
94, died on Wednesday, May 30,


temps get into the 80's and
above! If a dog is kept in direct
sun without shade, they more
than likely will develop sun-
stroke. This is a deadly condition
that causes overheating of the
body and brain. Seizures are
likely to develop which can
result in permanent brain dam-
age and even death. Remember,
it is illegal to tie out your dog
during the day in Palm Beach
County. If you keep your dog
outside, it must be in a fenced in
yard or a large well ventilated
and sheltered kennel.
So when is it too hot? Now for
sure, and anytime we are
approaching mid 80's and
above. Only let your dogs for
small periods of full summer
heat at a time.
Hope that helps, Take care,
Doc Savvy.


Births

Thompson birth
Jason and Sarah of Clewiston
are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Jonathan Dale.
He was born on Jan. 30, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring. He
weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and
b was 20 inches long at birth.
Jonathan Dale was wel-
comed home by Jase.
Maternal grandparents are,
Gayle and Charlie Martinez and
Calvin Lee of Clewiston. Paternal
grandparents are Jackie and
Quinetta Thompson of Clewiston.

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:'S P LEG CRAMPS
BEFORE THEY STOP YOU.


2007 at her home in Lake Placid.
She was born on Nov. 1 912, in
LaBelle. She was the youngest
daughter of William Morgan
Shepard and Erma (Shiver) Shep-
ard.
She is preceded in death by
two sisters, Eva Maloy, lElva Odom
and a brother A.J.
She is survived by her sons,
Larry Spear of Lake Placid, Carl
Spear of Lake Park; daughter, Gin-
ger Langel of Melbourne.
In addition, she is survived by
10 grandchildren and 23
great0grandchildren and five
great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Spear was a member of
the First Baptist Church of Moore
Haven for many years and a
devout Christian.
Visitation was held on Mon-
day, June 4, with services follow-
ing at First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven. Interment fol-
lowed at Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
Okeechobee.

Tony Michael Varnum
Tony Michael Varnum, age 51,
of Clewiston, passed away June 1,
2007 in Clewiston.
He was born Jan. 8, 1956 in Ft.
Myers, the son of the late Jonnie
Russell Varnum, Sr., and
Claudette (Curry) Varnum.
Survivors include his wife,
Daisy (Nichols) Varnum; two
daughters, Michelle Dunn Var-
num of San Diego, Calif., Toni
Amanda Varnum of Clewiston
and one brother, Johnnie Varnum
and two sisters, Patricia Kelley of
Clewiston, Cynthia Darland of
Parshall, Col.
In addition, Mr. Varnum is sur-
vived by a brother-in-law, Richard
(Debbie) Nichols; sisters-in-law,
Margie Ingram; Shirley Cotton;
Tammy Chapman; Buffie Chap-
man; mother-in-law, Mae Chap-
man and several nieces and
nephews.
Services were held Wednes-
day, June 6, at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston, with Henry Pel-
ham officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Ortona Cemetery,
Ortona.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.




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In Loving Memory
Charlie Swindle
2/8/66 6/10/06
A son, a brother, a husband, an uncle & a loved one.
What a wonderful man. It has been a year since you passed
away. Our holidays, our family get together and everyday
are not the same without you here. We know you no longer
have to suffer or feel the pain you had, but you are so deeply
missed by your family & friends.
We Love Youi,
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Belle Glade clinic accused of Medicaid Fraud


TALLAHASSEE On Thurs-
day, May 31, Attorney General Bill
McCollum announced the arrest
of nine south Florida residents for
their role in a multi-county health
care fraud scheme that also
involved criminal racketeering,
money laundering and grand
theft. The arrests were the result
of a joint investigation by the
Attorney General's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, the Office of
Statewide Prosecution and the
U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services into allegations
of fraudulent Medicaid and
Medicare billing by Belle Glade
Family Health Group, Inc., a Belle
Glade clinic located in western
Palm Beach County.
"This was a sophisticated and


WEST PALM BEACH With
persistent dry, windy conditions
and high evaporation rates, Lake
Okeechobee water levels have
dropped down to 8.97 feet, match-
ing the historic low set in May 2001.
At the same time, the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) declared an extreme
water shortage order expanding
Phase III water restrictions to all
Lake Okeechobee Service Area
Sub-Basins. The order, signed by
SFWMD Executive Director Carol
Ann Wehle, applies to the
Lakeshore Perimeter Water Use
Basin, the Caloosahatchee River
Water Use Basin, and portions of
the Indian Prairie and St. Lucie
River Water Use Basins. The Ever-
glades Agricultural Area Water Use
Basin remains under Phase III
restrictions, which were imposed
on April'12, 2007. These basins are
within all or parts of Okeechobee,
Glades, Palm Beach, Lee, Hendry,
Martin and St. Lucie counties.
As the primary back-up water
supply for most South Florida res-
idents, the lake is so low this year
that its waters cannot be used to
replenish the regional supply. Dis-
trict-wide rainfall since Jan. 1,
2007, is 7.46 inches or 55 percent
of average.
"In response to the rapid drop in
Lake Okeechobee's water level, we
are continuing to make the neces-
sary decisions to help stretch water
supplies," said Carol Ann Wehle,
SFWMD Executive Director.
"Tighter restrictions on the use of
lake-connected surface water is
one way to help us better manage
the regional system."
The following new restrictions
became effective at 12:01 a.m.,
Wednesday, May 30.
Lake Okeechobee Service
Area Phase III mandatory water
use restrictions predominantly


complex organization that clearly
required deliberative thought and
development to carry out its crim-
inal activities, one that required
hard work and determination to
bring to an end," said Attorney
General McCollum. "Whenever
taxpayer-funded programs are
defrauded, our citizens end up
paying the price. This case is an
excellent example of how diligent
investigation and cooperative
efforts can benefit Floridians in
the long run."
Arrested last Thursday were
clinic owner, Hortensia Escoto,
her husband, Ricardo Escoto,
Blanca Marquez, Emelina Mar-
quez, Zoraida Bayon, Maria Pon-
celeon, Dinorah Mateu and Luis
Diaz of Miami-Dade County and


impact agricultural, industrial and
commercial water users in parts of
Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee, Lee,
Martin, St. Lucie and western Palm
Beach counties. They also apply to
residential users whose water
source is Lake Okeechobee or
any of the surface water canals
recharged by the lake and
includes utility customers in South
Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Okee-
chobee and Clewiston. North Lee
County Utility service area cus-
tomers are also affected by this
order because they rely on the Olga
Treatment Plant which draws
water from Lake Okeechobee via
the Caloosahatchee River.
Agricultural water users in
these areas are required to reduce
surface water consumption by 45
percent. Residential users must
limit lawn watering, boat and car
washing to one day per week: Sat-
urdays from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for odd
numbered addresses; Sundays
from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for even-num-
bered addresses.
Groundwater sources (wells)
are not restricted by this order. The
SFWMD is monitoring conditions
weekly to assess the need for any
further restrictions.
The use of water for health,
fire, safety and other essential pur-
poses also is not restricted.
Water restrictions in other areas
of the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District remain unchanged at
this time. For additional informa-
tion, residents can call the
SFWMD's toll-free Water Shortage
Hotline at 1-800-662-8876 or con-
tact their regional SFWMD Service
Center. Helpful water conservation
tips, TV and radio public service
announcements, and specific infor-
mation on current water use
restrictions are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/conserve.


Mary Lucey from Pahokee.
The arrests were made by law
enforcement officers with the
Attorney General's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit with assis-
tance from the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office and the Miami-
Dade Police Department.
The investigation revealed that
from October 2004 to October
2005, the defendants ran a sophis-
ticated criminal organization that
fraudulently billed the Medicaid
and Medicare programs for HIV
infusion treatments and drugs.
The investigation further
revealed that the defendants laun-
dered the proceeds of their scam
through a check cashing store, a
durable medical equipment com-
pany and diagnostic center in


Miami-Dade County and a med-
ical transportation company in
Palm Beach County.
They also used these business-
es to provide cover for the organi-
zation's racketeering activities.
Investigators estimate that the
defendants fraudulently billed
more than $5 million to the Med-
icaid and Medicare programs over
a 12-month period.
Eight of the defendants are
being held at the Miami-Dade
County jail awaiting extradition to
Palm Beach County while Ms.
Lucey is being held at the Palm
Beach County jail.
As of Monday, clinic owner
Nieves Delgado and her husband,
William Alvarez, were still at large
as is a twelfth defendant, Jacque-


Drought continues despite Barry


By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
weekend rainfall was a welcome
sight and, every little bit helps.
However, it will take many more
such rains to bring Lake Okee-
chobee up to its average level for
this time of year.
Over the weekend Tropical
Storm Barry dropped an average
of about 2 inches on the Okee-
chobee area.
On May 1, Chip Merriam,
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) deputy execu-
tive director, said that the water
levels are so low that if the area


received 3 feet of rainfall there
would still be a drought.
On May 31 the lake level
dropped to a record low of 8.94
feet.
"There is no joy at this record
breaking event," said Carol Ann
Wehle, SFWMD executive direc-
tor. "As these extreme weather
conditions continue, we are
focused on the challenges ahead
to best protect drinking water
supplies, meet agriculture needs
and safeguard agricultural needs
and safeguard our natural
resources."
A good rain in the upper
Kissimmee Valley would do more


toward raising lake levels than
local rainfall. Only 40 inches of
rain have fallen on that region in
the past 18 months about half
of average.
As of May 29, only 7 inches of
rain had fallen across South Flori-
da over the last five months,
which is only about one-half the
average.
The weekend rain had little
effect on SFWMD's attempt to
remove muck from the dry lake
bed that has been going on for
several days. Work on hauling the
muck from some of the six sites
around the lake continued Mon-
day, June 4. Officials with SFWMD


have stated that the lake level-
would have to rise to 10.5 before
muck removal stops.
Removal of the muck will
uncover the natural sandy lake
bottom and improve water quali-
ty and wildlife habitats.
As of June 1, 15,000 truckloads
of muck had been hauled away
from the dry lake bed.
The record low lake level
caused water managers to tighten
water restrictions in the Lake
Okeechobee area. Agricultural
and residential users have been
asked to cut back on water use, to
conserve as much water as possi-
ble.


Lock schedule changed

for Lake Okeechobee


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Jacksonville District, will begin
a new lock schedule on the W.
P. Franklin and St. Lucie Locks
on the Okeechobee Waterway,
effective Thursday, June 7th
until further notice, due to the
continued decline in water lev-
els on Lake Okeechobee. A
record drought has caused the
water level to fall to a record
low.
The Franklin and St. Lucie
Locks will lock boats through
only at Noon, with one lockage
in each direction. The locks at
Ortona, Moore Haven and Port
Mayaca will continue to pro-
vide lockage on an unrestricted
basis, between 6 a.m. and 9:30


p.m.
Conditions will be evalu-
ated on a weekly basis.
Additional information
concerning Lake Okeechobee,
the Okeechobee Waterway
and related Navigation Bul-
letins may be obtained on the
Jacksonville District web site at
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil
, and linking to the Navigation
section, or by calling 904-232-
2236.
For more information about
Jacksonville District's activities,
visit our website at:
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil
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Jacksonville District's activities,
visit our website at:
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Each will be charged with mul-
tiple counts of racketeering,
organized fraud, money launder-
ing and grand theft. If convicted,
each individual faces up to 105
years in prison.
The case will be prosecuted by
the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution.
Ms. Delgado, Mr. Alvarez, Ms.
Hortensia, and Mr. Escoto were


arrested by the Attorney General's
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in
July 2006 on separate charges and
are currently awaiting trial in Palm
Beach County.
Attempts made to contact Ms.
Lucey's home were unsuccessful.
While attempting to contact the
Belle Glade Family Health Group,
it was found that.the phone line'
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exposed muck from the dry lake
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equipment can handle wet muck
without any trouble. Only if the
lake level rises significantly over
the summer, to about 10.5 feet,
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Muck removal will return the
lake bottom to a sandier base,
improving water quality and
restoring wildlife habitat after the
drought ends and lake levels
return to normal. Native plants
and desirable sport fish, such as
bass and crappie, are expected to
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improves. Apple snails, the pri-
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endangered snail kite, are also
expected to increase in number.
Phosphorus, a common fertil-
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Okeechobee muck, and it flows
out of the lake when water levels
are higher. It also impacts the
ecology in Everglades environ-
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lands covering 40,000 acres have
been built to remove it. When the
muck removal project is com-
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more than 1.5 year's worth of
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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS: Questions for our county commis-
sioners, city councilmen, representatives and environmentalists
regarding the Florida Power and Light proposed coal-burning plant:
How many gallons of water will be used each day? Where will this
water be pumped after use? I have heard that 20 million gallons a day
will be required and that this will be disposed of by pumping it nearly
3,000 feet down into the ground where there are non-potable
aquifers percolating through limestone. Do we have any idea what
this will do to our earth? Does FPL know what warm water does to
limestone? And do we actually know that it is limestone at 3,000 feet?
Due to the current drought conditions, many counties have been
placed on water restrictions. What a joke! Our building permit
department is already starting to issue permits for larger homes than
most in Glades County. Check out the mansion located on a small
canal surrounded by comfortable vacation camps on Loop Road!
When are our greedy politicians going to realize that we do not need
additional power plants when many citizens and the state's politi-
cians are selling thousands of acres of land to developers, the roads
are crowded and dangerous, we are overrun with malls and
unsightly high rises that obstruct views of our beautiful Atlantic
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and very soon, I fear, Lake Okeechobee.
(Don't forget to view the mansion.)
Drive south to 1-75 and notice how our Everglades are shrinking.
The community of Weston and the surrounding area developers are
slowly and discreetly filling in this rare swampland more and more
each year. Weston, by the way, is another "natural" development
that borders the Everglades. Builders took down thousands of trees
and native foliage, filled in the swamps and constructed thousands
of look-alike houses and phony lakes and water falls.
FPL regales us with tales of jobs and opportunities. Before you
get sucked in by the huge amounts of imaginary income promised
by the well-meaning FPL marketing people, drive to Naples, Ft.
Myers, Haines City or Clermont and view the thousands of postage
stamp houses, golf courses, high rises, strip malls and traffic jams.
Then return to Glades County, relax and count your blessings.


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Letters to the Editor


Defending FPL Project
Dear Editor;
For the record my name is
Tracy Whirls and I'm the execu-
tive director of the Glades County
Economic Development Council.
I'm also the enterprise zone coor-
dinator for Glades County and the
part time program manager for
Main Street Moore Haven. I tell
you all that to illustrate a point
about Glades County. Because we
don't benefit from a big budget,
don't have the luxury of a large
staff, most of us are forced to
wear many hats. That's why you
haven't seen a lot of me at these
meetings and that's why, unlike
last month, there aren't a lot of us
here. After three days in Tallahas-
see, we have a lot of catching up
to do. We went to Tallahassee -
a group of us including county
commissioners, city of Moore
Haven councilmen, the chairman
of the school board, representa-
tives of Glades County businesses
and myself- to testify to the Pub-
lic Service Commission and to
speak to members of our legisla-
tive delegation and that of Hendry
County and the cabinet to demon-
strate our support of the Glades
Power Park and to try to articulate
why this project is so important to
Glades and Hendry County, in
fact, the entire Heartland Region.
I'm not going to waste a lot of
your time going over the econom-
ic impacts of this project on
Glades County. You've read the
papers and heard others tell you
about the $21 million a year in
taxes expected to be generated in
Glades County, the estimated $3
million in taxes coming to Hendry
County; the estimated 1,600 con-
struction jobs a year, for five years
with an estimated payroll of $275
million. I missed last month's
meeting because I was hosting a
Job Fair attended by 128 people
many of whom came and contin-
ue to come to my office every day
from around Lake Okeechobee to
learn about construction jobs
associated with the FPL West
County Energy Center in Loxa-
hatchee, in hopes of securing a
high wage/high skilled job now
that could continue for five more
years as the Glades Power Park
begins construction; jobs for
which they can receive training,
without even needing a high
school diploma and earn $11 an
hour and time and a half over 40.
That doesn't sourd like much to
you, but it means a hell of a lot to
people who live in a community
which has the second highest


unemployment rate in the area
behind our neighbor Hendry
County. The 180 full time jobs
expected to be created at the
Glades Power Park at build out
may not sound like a lot either,
until you consider that they come
with an average annual salary of
60,000 a year, in an area where
the median average income is
$23,000.
Those jobs and the 150 indi-
rect jobs expected to be created
will be a catalyst for the entire
Heartland Region which is a rural
area of critical economic concern.
That might explain to you why the
economic development councils
in Glades, Hendry and Highlands
County, as well as Florida's Heart-
land Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative have endorsed this
project. Those jobs and that eco-
nomic impact is a large part of the
sudden optimism in a county that
has enjoyed few opportunities, as
new restaurants and lodging and
other commercial and industrial
projects are now being contem-
plated, many as a direct result of
the excitement generated by the
Glades Power Park.
None of those things mean too
much to you because some of
you have been led to believe that
this project will have negative
impacts on your water and air
quality. I'm not going to engage in
a debate about those aspects,
although I can say that I would
have expected you to be pleased
that the water associated with this
plant will be stormwater captured
and recycled, water that would
otherwise be released to the
Caloosahatchee and lost to tide.
Let me tell you what you
should be interested in. The
Glades Power Park will produce
enough power to supply 650,000
homes. That's 650,000 homes on
the statewide grid, not necessarily
650,000 new homes, but homes
in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, back
up power for Fort Myers, West
Palm Beach, Naples, as well as
Glades and Hendry Counties.
Power that south Florida is going
to need if 1,100 people continue
to move here every day and
short of constructing a Berlin Wall
across the border, I expect they
will. Power south Florida is going
to need or we're going to face an
electricity deficit by 2012.
So if natural gas is maxed out
and it takes 15-20 years to site a
nuclear plant, where does that
leave us facing a power deficit by
2012. And if those 1,100 people a
day keep moving to Florida,
they'll have electricity, because


utilities like FPL are required by
law to provide electricity to resi-
dential customers. But they could
be forced to begin telling poten-
tial new commercial and industri-
al customers that they don't have
the capacity to serve them. This
would have a chilling effect on
economic development even in
the large urban centers. For
Glades County, one which has the
lowest sales tax revenue in the
state that would be devastating.
We could continue to see new
residential development and a
consequential increased demand
for government services, but with
construction halted on new com-
mercial or industrial projects, no
services to support them, no jobs
to sustain them. We might not
even be able to fund essential
services.
We're going to leave it to the
experts to defend the technology
selected for the Glades Power
Park, confident that it will be the
cleanest, most efficient coal fired
plant in the country; the first of its
kind, with the ability to incorpo-
rate carbon capture technology as
it becomes available. This,
despite what others have told
you, is not your grandfather's coal
fired plant. This could be the pro-
totype for new coal fired electrici-
ty production, insuring our inde-
pendence from foreign oil and
reducing our dependence on nat-
ural gas which is subject to the
whims of nature while we wait
for new alternatives to be devel-
oped. We're confident that when
the facts of this project are pre-
sented to you, you will agree that
the Glades Power Park provides
an exciting opportunity, not only
for Glades and Hendry Counties,
but for the state of Florida as well.

Re: FPL Glades
Power Park
Dear Commissioners:
Although the true cost of this
proposed plant has not been cal-
culated yet, the Florida Public Ser-
vice Commission is required to
issue their final determination on
Tuesday, June 5. FPL gave the
state DEP an extension until June
15, to draft the air permit. That
draft permit will include recom-
mendations for pollution control
devices far beyond the design pre-
sented to the PSC. These costs,
following the blessing that the
PSC may give, will mean very little
to FPL because they will then be
allowed to pass the cost on to
their customers. Similarly, the
South Florida Water Management


District has some strong recom-
mendations, not yet publicized,
that will likely cost FPL two to
three times more for their 28 mil-
lion gallons per day of cooling
water. Those costs have not been
considered by the PSC either and
will be passed directly to the
ratepayer.
None of this, nor the future
cost of carbon regulation, up to
$400 Million for this facility alone,
is unknown to the PSC. You heard
this in April during the needs
determination hearing during the
public testimony and from partici-
pating parties to the hearing.
The City of Moore Haven, the
site of the proposed Glades Power
Park, buys power from Glades
Electric Cooperative and then
sells it back to the residents at a
premium. While I was in Mickey's
Bait Shop in Moore Haven a few
weeks ago (while there was still
water in Lake Okeechobee),
another customer told me that he
was paying over $125 to keep the
power on in his mother's house,
now vacant since she recently
passed away. Glades Electric now
purchases power from Seminole
Electric but has the option to buy
from FPL when this contract is up.
Even the current cost estimates
for FPL's expansion should send
shockwaves through its distribu-
tion network.
Imagine if you add in the costs
which will, conveniently, be
revealed only after the PSC bless-
es (or not) the project.
As a consumer, I enjoy the
right to choose which product I
buy. As an FPL ratepayer, I would
like the ability to choose for
myself what kind of power I buy
and at a fair rate. I implore the
Public Service Commission to act
on behalf of the consumer in this
case by requiring FPL to:
1. Provide a more accurate
cost estimate, knowing that they
are at this moment fully aware of
the increases which will be
revealed to the public within the
next few weeks, and
2. Implement incentives for
truly clean renewables, conserva-
tion and efficiency rather than a
$5.7 Billion fire-breathing dragon
which will cost hundreds of mil-
lions more dollars each year to
run.
The $21 million in tax rev-
enues promised to Glades County
annually can be earned in much
more sustainable ways which do
not require selling their collective
soul. i
RhondaRoff, President
Save It Now, Glades!, Inc.


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Thursday, June 7, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.

Western Palm
Beach County
Belle Glade
Carlos Hernandez, 23, of
Northwest D Avenue, Belle Glade,
was arrested on May 29, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
aggravated battery on a pregnant
person. He was later released
under supervision.
Demetrius Weston, 21, of
Southwest B Place, Belle Glade,
was arrested on May 29, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
cocaine and resisting officer with-
out violence and violation of pro-
bation. He was ordered held until
first appearance.
Robin Velissa Wagner, 49, of
Northwest Avenue D, Belle Glade,
was arrested on May 29, by PBSO
on charges of violation of proba-
tion manslaughter. She is being
held without bond.
Gregory Stewart, 46, of
Southwest Avenue V Place, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 29, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with domestic battery. No bond
was set.
Albertis Durant, 47, of West
Martin Luther King Boulevard,
Belle Glade, was arrested on May
29, by PBSO on an out of county
warrant. He was booked for
Broward County Sheriff's Office
on charges of delivery of cannabis
for consideration and violation of
probation. He is being held on no
bond.
Fritzner Zioe Joseph, 18, of
Southwest Ninth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 30, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with aggravated battery on a
pregnant person. No bond was
set.
Rodney Charles Gordon, 24,
of Northwest P Avenue, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 30, by
Green Acres Police Department,
on a warrant charging him with
robbery with a firearm and pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell. He is being held without
bond.
Willie L. Green, 33, of North-
west 12th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on May 31, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with resist-
ing arrest withyiolence; battery
on an officer; sale of ecstacy; pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell and resisting officer without
violence. He is being held without
bond.
** Anthony Q. Simmons, 19,
of Northeast 32 Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 31, by
PBSO and charged with robbery
with a firearm and aggravated
battery using a deadly weapon.
He is being held without bond.
Alberto Castillo, 24, of Isla
Avenue, Belle Glade, was arrested
on May 31, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with failure to
appear for felony offense failure
to appear for arraignment habit-
ual offender operating vehicle
without a license.
Willie J..Kitchen, 18, of
North State Road 715, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 31, by
PBSO and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams
and resisting officer without vio-
lence. He was later released on a
surety bond.
Robert E. Williams, 23, of
Southwest E Avenue, Belle Glade,
was arrested on June 1, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
battery and crimes against person
- corrupt by threat public ser-
vant or family domestic. No bond
was set.
Alvin D. King, 23, of South-
west Seventh Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on June 1, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation posses-


sion of cocaine; possession of
marijuana and possession of
ecstacy. No bond was set.
Jamorris Staples, 24, of
Bethune Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 1, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with rob-
bery by sudden snatching without
firearm or weapon larceny theft
$300 or more less than $5,000.
No bond was set.
Alvin D. King, 23, of South-
west Seventh Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on June 1, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
sexual assault on a victim over 12
years of age physical force. He is
being held without bond.
Leonard Calloway, 24, of
Northwest First Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 3, by
PBSO on a warrant charging'him
with possession of cocaine. No
bond was set.
Jasper R. Hilton, 21; of
Southwest Fourth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 3, by
PBSO and charged him with rob-
bery home invasion with a
firearm or other deadly weapon -
burglary with assault or battery.
He was released on a surety
bond.
Jonathan L. Banks, 40, of
Northwest Avenue, Belle Glade,
was arrested on June 3, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill -
use of firearm. He is being held
without bond.
Waldemar Antonio DeJesus,
27, of Northwest 12th Drive, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 3, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with contempt of court- violation
of protection injunction for
domestic violence No bond was
set.
Gary Nathaniel Lewis, 41, of
Northwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 4, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with driving while license sus-
pended first offense; robbery -
carjacking without firearm or
weapon kidnapping commit
or facilitate commission of a
felony aggravated battery per-
son uses a deadly weapon. He is
being held without bond.
Douglas Thompson, 44, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 4, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with aggravated battery on a
pregnant person. He is being held
without bond.
Melvin Weston, 29, of Vaugh
Circle, Belle Glade, was arrested
on June 4, by Dept. of Corrections
Officer on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation car-
rying a concealed weapon; bur-
glary of a dwelling with a firearm
and violation of probation bur-
glary of a dwelling with a firearm.
He was ordered held until first
appearance.
Willie Darrell Roland, 35, of
Southwest Avenue C, Belle Glade,
was arrested on June 4, by
Department of Corrections Offi-
cer on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation flee-
ing attempting to elude marked
law enforcement officer vehicle.
No bond was set.
Douglas Thompson, 45, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 4, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with aggravated battery on a
pregnant person. No bond was
set.
Lafonda Yvette Epps, 46, of
Southwest 12th Avenue, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 4, by
PBSO on a warrant charging her
with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to
kill use of firearm. She is being
held without bond.
Jeffrey Riggs, 20, of Ever-
glades Place, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 4, by PBSO and
charged with embezzling trade
secrets. He was later released on a
surety bond.
Lyndon Lyndell Burton, 19,
of Davis Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 4, by PBSO and


charged with embezzling trade
secrets. No bond was set.
Rony Hernandez Corrales,
32, of Glades Glen Drive, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 5, by
PBSO and charged with failure to
appear failure to appear for
arraignment driving without a
license. He was later released on
a cash bond.
Jawanza Jobari Mays, 26, of
Southwest Sixth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 5, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with trafficking cocaine 28
grams less than 150kg cocaine
or mixture. He is being held with-
out bond.
Nathaniel Freeman, 30, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 5, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with burglary of a structure -
unarmed without persons inside
larceny theft of $300 or more -
less than $5,000; larceny theft -
petit theft first degree -property
$100 to under $300. He was later
released on a surety bond.
Pahokee
Margret Mann, 54, of Golden
Place, Pahokee, was arrested on
May 29, by PBSO and charged
with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon. She was later
released under supervision.
DeWayne A. Holmes, 24, of
Padgett Circle, Pahokee, was
arrested on May 29, by PBSO and
charged with domestic battery.
He was later released under
supervision.
Willie Michael Evens, 23, of
East Jordan Boulevard, Pahokee,
was arrested on May 30, by Green
Acres Police Department on a
warrant charging him with rob-
bery with a firearm. He is being
held without bond.
Kenneth Anthony Murph, 19,
of Singletary Avenue, Pahokee,
was arrested on May 30, by PBSO
and charged with domestic bat-
tery. He was later released under
supervision.
Mary S. Lucey, 69, of Bacom
Point Road, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on May 31, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging her with public
order crimes racketeering; con-
spiracy racketeering; grand
theft; organizational fraud;
money laundering; patient bro-
kering. No bond was set.
Travis L. Phillips, 21, of West
Third Street, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on June 1, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation felony battery. He
was later released into probation.
Vincent6 Rodriguez-Villa, 24,
of Palm Street, Pahokee, was
arrested on June 2, by PBSO and
charged with driving with no
license; fraud possession and
display of blank forged or stolen
driver's license two counts.
Albert Lee Bouie, 22, of Pope
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
June 2, by PBSO on a warrant.
charging him with possession of
marijuana with intent to sell.
Javoris Jones, 21, of Parkers
Street, Pahokee, was arrested on
June 3, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with possession of
marijuana over 20 grams; posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell. He was later released on a
surety bond.
Roderick G. Johnson, 32, of
West Sixth Street, Pahokee, was
arrested on June 3, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams. He was
later released on a surety bond
under supervision.
Christopher L. Williams, 29,
of Eisenhower Drive, Pahokee,
was arrested on June 4, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
domestic battery. He was later
released under supervision.
Jai Jerald Jackson, 26, of
Coconut Road, Pahokee, was


arrested on June 4, by PBSO and
charged with lewd and lascivious
behavior exhibited by person 18
years of age or older on victim of
16 years of age or less. He is being
held without bond.
Jordan R. Rashen, 23, of
Parkview Court, Pahokee, was
arrested on June 4, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with cruelty
toward a child abuse without
great harm; burglary with assault
or battery; kidnapping or false
imprisonment adult; stalking -
following or harassing another.
He was order held with no bond.
South Bay
Deron M. Hayes, 22, of Elion
Avenue, South Bay, was arrested
on May 29, by PBSO and charged
with robbery no firearm. He was
later released with a surety bond
under supervision.
Elvin Ronaldo Hartley, 29, of
Southwest Seventh Avenue,
South Bay, was arrested on May
30, by PBSO and charged with
third degree grand theft. He was
later released on a surety bond.
Melvin Weston, 29, of North-
west Seventh Street, South Bay,
was arrested on June 2, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
battery, He was later released
under supervision.
Leon Dennard Quinn, 24, of
Palm Beach Road, South Bay, was

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Crime Stoppers


The Palm
Beach County
Sheriff's Office
is seeking assis-
tance from the
public in locat-
ing the follow-
ing wanted
fugitive.
Courtney
Myrick, age 21, Courtney
is a black Myrlck
female with
black hair and brown eyes. She is 5


feet, 6 inches tall and weighs
approximately 120 pounds. She
has formerly lived on Southwest
Sixth Street in Belle Glade.
She is wanted on charges of
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon resulting in bodily harm.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to call the Crime
Stoppers at 1-(800)-458-TIPS
(8477) or online at:
www.crimestopperspbc.com


Sexual Predator Notification


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is advising the public
about a declared Sexual Predator.
Anthony Jerome White, Date of
Birth: April 11, 1968 who is now
residing at 332 SW Third Street, Apt
10, Belle Glade. This address was
verified by Cpl. Mary Hansen on
May24,2007.
On May 30, 2002 in the Fifteenth
Judicial Court, Palm Beach County,
Florida, the Honorable John J. Hoy
declared Anthony J. White a Sexual
Predator. Anthony J. White was
convicted of Sexual Activity with a
child in violation of Florida Statute
794.011 (8) (b) on November 19,
1997. Said offenses were commit-
ted on or about July 18, 1997.
As such, the Defendant, Antho-
ny J. White, meets the statutory
criteria of Florida Statue


775.21(4)(a) or (b) and the Court
declares him a Sexual Predator
pursuant to Statute.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is in the process of noti-
fying all
licensed Day
Care Centers
located within a
one-mile radius
of Anthony J.
White's resi-
dence.
Anthony J.
White, 39, is a
black male with Anthony J.
black hair and White
brown eyes. He
is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs
approximately 174 pounds. He is
currently residing at 332 Southwest
Third Street, Apt. 10, Belle Glade.


To help Floridians prepare for
hurricanes and other disasters,
the American Red Cross is recog-
nizing the 12 Days of Hurricane
Season.
First Day: Water Container
On the first day of hurricane
season, the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase a
water container. Having an ample
supply of clean water is a priority
in an emergency.
Second Day: NOAA Weather
Radio
On the second day of hurri-
cane season the American Red
Cross recommends you purchase
a NOAA weather radio. As the
voice of the National Weather Ser-
vice, a weather radio provides
continuous broadcasts of the lat-
est weather information directly
from a National Weather Services
Forecast Office. During severe
weather routine broadcasting is
interrupted and special watch
and warning messages are
issued.
Third Day: Fire extinguisher
On the third day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase a
fire extinguisher. Install A-B-C
type fire extinguishers in the
home and teach all household
members how to use them.
Fourth Day: Plastic Sheeting
On the fourth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
plastic sheeting. Plastic sheeting is
a vital part of a family disaster sup-
plies kit.
Fifth Day: Canned Food
On the fifth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase a
supply of canned food. Store at
least a three-day supply of non-
perishable food.
Sixth Day: Generator
On the sixth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase a
generator. A generator can be a


convenient source of power after
a hurricane strikes. Generators
should be properly installed and
used safely.
Seventh Day: Flashlight
On the seventh day of hurri-
cane season the American Red
Cross recommends that you pur-
chase a flashlight. As simple as a
flashlight is, it can become a very
important tool during and after
disaster strikes.
Eighth Day: Family Disaster
Supplies Kit
On the eighth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase a
complete family disaster supplies
kit. A family will cope best by
preparing for a disaster before it
strikes. One way to prepare is by
assembling a family disaster sup-
plies kit.
Ninth Day: Sleeping Bag
On the ninth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase a
sleeping bag. If you have to evac-
uate your home, a sleeping bag
will provide you with extra com-
fort when you arrive at an Ameri-
can Red Cross shelter.
10th Day: First Aid Kit
On the 10th day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase a
first aid kit.
11th Day: Hurricane Shutters
On the llth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
needed supplies to install hurri-
cane shutters on every window of
the home. Installing hurricane
shutters on all windows of a
home will help to mitigate the
damage due to a storm's severe
winds.
12th Day: Duct Tape
On the 12th day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
duct tape. Duct tape is one of the
many items that should be in a
family disaster supplies kit.


Arrests
Continued From Page 5
arrested on June 3, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with third
degree grand theft of a vehicle;
battery; possession of cocaine
with intent to sell within 1,000 feet
of a place of worship or business.
He is being held without bond.
Ekeira Jshara Scott, 20, of
Southwest Ninth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 1, by
PBSO and charged with violation
of probation retail theft. No
bond was set.
Canal Point
*Terry Alvin Kellar, 45, of U.S.
Highway 441, Canal Point, was
arrested on June 2, by PBSO and
charged with possession of
cocaine and possession or dis-
play of cancelled or revoked dri-
ver's license. He was later
released under supervision.
Hendry County
Clewiston
James Casey Skipper, 25,
was arrested on a warrant June
4, and charged with failure to
appear. P. Capling was arresting
officer.
Anton Devane Corbett, 22,
was arrested June 4, on a war-
rant and charged with failure to
appear. P. Capling was arresting
officer.
Arcenio Gomes Velazquez,
22, was arrested on June 1, by
Michael Stevens and charged
with dealing in stolen property.
Leonard Dewayne Gilley,
26, was arrested on a warrant
and charged with selling
cocaine.
Juan Angel Fernandez, 42,
was arrested May 25 and charged
with assault with intent to do vio-
lence and kidnap-false imprison-
ment. Larry Preece was the
arresting officer.
Marques Brown, 31, was
arrested May 24 and charged
with driving with a suspended
license third or subsequent
offense.
Timothy James White, 43,
was arrested May 25 and charged
with assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill. N.
Reed was arresting officer.
Richard Odel Ortez, 23, was
arrested May 29 and charged
with being a fugitive from justice.
Glades County
Paul Sawka, 39, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested on May 26,
by Deputy Bryan Enderle on
charges of driving while license
suspended; attaching registra-
tion not assigned and altered
plate validation sticker. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $15,000.
Daniel Espinoza Torres, 22,
of Bowling Green, was arrested
on May 28, by Sebring Police
Department Officer Morgan on
charges of possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. He
was later released on a $1,500
cash bond.
Marvin Anderson, 25, of
South Bay, was arrested on May
30, by Richard Ermeri and
charged with resisting arrest with
violence and possession of
cocaine. He is being held on
$20,000 bond.
Chase Morgan, 23, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on May 30,
by Deputy Richard Ermeri on an
active Polk County warrant. He is
being held on $6,000 bond.
Raymond Platt, 40, of
Moore Haven, was arrested on
June 1, by Sgt Wayne Stripling
and charged with domestic vio-
lence battery. He was later
released on a $7,500 surety
bond.


Sports News in Brief


Hendry Speedway
presents race series
The New Hendry County
Speedway located 5 miles south
of Moore Haven on Highway 27,
North, is proud to present the
Central Florida Sheds and Trailer
Twin 25's Six Pack Series and
Triple Crown featuring Limited
Late Models, Sportsman, Street
Stock and Open Wheel Modified
on June 9. Also racing will be
Bombers and Pure Stock.
We welcome Jim Wilson, our
special Grand Marshall, who has
won over 100 races at the Clewis-
ton track over his 30 year career.
He is also one of the original
founders of the track.
Gates open at 2 p.m. Races
start at 6:30 p.m. Come join us for
loads of fund for all ages.

Super Bucks
tourneys scheduled
Bass Busters Silver Division
team tournament trial will be
holding a tournament on June
16, in Clewiston. The team entry
fee is only $70 and includes the
Big Bass Jackpot. There is a
guaranteed $500 first place prize
for this event.
Bass Busters Gold Division
team tournament trail will be
holding a tournament on June
17, 2007 in Clewiston. The team
entry fee is only $100 and
includes the Big Bass Jackpot.
There is a guaranteed $1,000 first
place prize for this event.
Super-Bucks Series will hold
its next two day event on June 30,


and July 1, in Clewiston. The
entry fee for this event is $200 and
includes the Big Bass Jackpot.
There is a guaranteed $5,000 first
place prize for this event.
All of these events will start
from the City boat ramps in
Clewiston, Florida at safelight and
weigh-ins will all be held at
Roland and Maryann Martin's
Marina at 3 p.m. each day. All tour-
nament events will offer the Flori-
da State Exemptions. For more
information or to register for these
or any other future events visit our
official website at www.bass-
bustersflorida.com or call Chris
Fickey at (941) 232-9539.
Fishing club
seeks volunteers
SBig O Bassmasters is a fishing
club that also strives to be of serv-
ice to its community through
donations with the help of many
sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the
club at (863) 227-0315 or (863)
946-3100 and inquire about mem-
bership. We meet once a month
on a Monday night at the library
meeting room in Moore Haven
with an inter-club fishing tourna-
ment on the following Sunday.
For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did
you know the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-


ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confiden-
tial boat inspection. A vessel safe-
ty check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. 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 Executive Tour Two-Day
events, Clewiston has been
awarded the HT3 2007 Bass Clas-
sic Championship Dec. 2 and 3.
Bass Busters
plan tournaments
Bass Busters has announced
its dates scheduled for the 2007
fishing tournament season
including the Elite Tournament
Series Silver and Gold Divisions;
a Championship Tournament;
Superbucks Tournament, an end
of the year tournament that guar-
antees $10,000 to the first prize
winner and the annual Toys for
Kids fishing tourney event to be
held in Dec. 2007. All Bass Busters
tournaments are held in Clewis-
ton, with tournament times from
safelight until 3 p.m.
For more information about
registration and exact dates, please
visit the Bass Busters Web site at:
www.bassbustersflorida.com or
email: chris@bassbustersflorida.
com.


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MHES announces honor students


MOORE HAVEN The staff
and administration at Moore
Haven Elementary School are
pleased to announce the names
of the following students who
earned a place on the final nine
weeks honor roll for the 2006-
2007 school year including:

Kindergatten All As
Stephanie Aranda, Fatima
Arroyo, Alexis Auler, Moises
Blanco, Amanda Brendel, Larry
Casella, Emanuel Centeno, Kari-
na Cisneros, Yailyn Cisneros,
Taylor Cox, Monica Devine, Taio-
mi Dixon, Kasey Estes, Timothy
Ford, Stephanie Gamez, Gracie
Goodwin, Lacy Green, Cassan-
dra Hart, Trey Herrera, Jaime
Hingson, Dominic Hughes,
Zachary Johnson, Austyn Kel-
logg, Briana Leavy, Austin Lee,
Autumn Lee, Delfino Mayorga,
Brian Ortiz, Cheyenne Osborne,
Garrett Palladino, Ross Perry,
Vun'Queveya Reid, Jacey
Ridgdill, Lowell Roberts, Maria
Rodas, Hunter Sanders, Justin
Sexton, Sakaiya Summers,
Saraiya Summers, Colin Taylor,
Ronnie Thicklin, Benjamin Tole-
do, Katelyn Vickers, Wesley
Wetherington.

First grade All As
Destiny Anderson, Rosemary
Aragus, Devyn Arnold, Brooks
Bass, Gabriella Brown, Logan
Coleman, John Cox, Babi Gal-
damez, Legacy Hart, Doria Har-
vey, Patrick Heflin, Cristina
Maria, Easton Moss, Sidney Platt,
Maricela Rubio, Lane Savant,
Skye Schlueter, Stinteria Slappey,
Gesselle Velasquez, Payton
Woodward.


First grade -
All As and Bs
Sunni Bearden, Nellie Blanco,
Brianna Burress, Cierra Dukes,
Aracely Gomez, Mario Green,
Nathan Harris, Kimberly Hogan,
Tonoy Melton, Dylan Newman,
Courtney Owens, Rylee Palladino,
Gaven Rednour, Alexis Stoppiello,
Ethan Taylor.
Second grade -
All As
Shane Cowen, Jesse Espinosa,
Olivia Everett, Noah Johnson,
Arelis Marti, Justin Osborne,
Elmer Ponce, Alexis Troia, Kather-
ine West.
Second grade -
All As and Bs
Tykia Brice, Johnny Casellas,
Malek Dore, Nicolas Garcia, Dari-
an Hollingsworth, Samantha
King, Adrian Pardo, Fabian Pena,
Destiny Smith, Glendy Velsquez.
Third grade All As
Chloe Ahern, Kailin Brown,
Savannah Devine, Brittney Dray-
ton, Kaitlyn Dunson, Jose Garcia,
Kalgary Johns, Monica Leavy,
Kala Mclntosh, Cheyenne Naile,
Kate Perry, Melany Williams,
Taysia Wilcox.
Third grade -
All As and Bs
Daniel Baker, Thomas Bear-
den, Gary Beck, Kayden Billings,
Tavarien Brown, Victoria Cis-
neros, Tonoria Cunningham,
Dahlila Decker, Ani Drayton, Alina
Florez, Vekeria Hallback, Shyla
Hough, Deondre Morrow, Ricar-


do Pardo, Kelly Rico, Cesar Salga-
do, Ariana Secundino, Dalton
Tevlin, Elsi, Velasquez, Megan
Whitehead, Joni Wood.
Fourth grade All As
Bronson Bass, Erica Brickel,
Sabrina Inman.
Fourth grade -
All As and Bs
Mara Bradley, Keely Farnam,
Emeil Hackett, Auteria Hallback,
Markeis Hallback, lan Harris,
Estrella Herrera, Shawn Hogan,
Kyle Hubbard, Kyler Levans, Bri-
anna Luna, Gabriella Mayorga,
Dorinda Morton, Justin Peterson,
Halee Rife, Joey Sanders, Savanna
Schlueter, Brooke Smith, Tyreke
Sweeting, Ray Valentin, Kevin
Velasquez.
Fifth grade All As
Matthew Baker, Isaac Cis-
neros, Natalie Leavy, Alaina Lee,
Blake Ridgdill.
Fifth grade -
All As and Bs
Erica Arthur, Bailey Browning,
Jordan Drayton, Crystal Gutierrez,
Elizabeth Johnson, Viviana Leon,
Sarah Lyons, Thomas Perry, Angel
Ponce, Jeremiah Ramirez, Ana
Rodriguez, Nathan Simmons.
Sixth grade All As
Kelsey Ahern, Carly Hessler,
Luis Rico, Maria Toledo.
Sixth grade A's and B's}
Lailoni Carey, Joshua Farfan,
Akkua Hallback, Chelse Hough,
J'Shatai Hughes, Saul Leon, Vin-
ton Lewis, Autumn Martinez,
Kaneidra McPherson, Nila Seales,
Osbaldo Torres.


Graduating class
The Moore Haven High School Class of 2007 held their graduation exercises on May 25, at
Terrier Field. Following the graduation, 41 students boarded a charter bus to Ft. Lauderdale
where they attended an all-night party at Boomer's Amusement Park, sponsored by Project
Graduation. The parents of Project Graduation would like to thank all of the individuals,
businesses, and community partners who helped sponsor this event. Your support allowed
us to provide a fun and safe evening for our graduates. Thanks to all who contributed.


Student chosen for youth forum


MOORE HAVEN Jauna
Gaucin, a student at Moore Haven
High School has been selected by
the Able Trust as one of 53 stu-
dent delegates to participate in
the eighth annual Florida Youth
Leadership Forum (YLF). The YLF
is a statewide leadership confer-
ence for high school students
with disabilities that will take
place in Tallahassee from July 19-
22. Students were selected as del-
egates for their demonstrated
leadership potential. They will
represent the state in terms of
geography, gender; ethnicity and
types of disabilities
The forum will involve small
working groups that will explore


personal leadership and career
plans, social, artistic and recre-
ational activities. Guest speakers
will address topics such as self-
advocacy, innovations in technol-
ogy, postsecondary opportunities,
career options and community
resources. A guided tour of the
Florida Capitol will involve inter-
action with members of the press
and government dignitaries.
Adults with disabilities will serve
as presenter, mentors and volun-
teer staff.
Jauna enjoys public speaking
in front of her peers and large
groups. She is interested in pursu-
ing a career in law and also enjoys
working with numbers and is


considering a career in the busi-
ness profession.
The Able Trust and the Florida
Developmental Disabilities Coun-
cil sponsors the Youth Leadership
Forum in Florida. Approximately
20 states will host aYLF this year in
a collaborative effort to help devel-
op a network of young adults with
disabilities who realize their ability
to pursue meaningful employ-
ment and societal contributions,
while breaking down barriers to
personal and professional success
for people with disabilities. For
more information about the Flori-
da Youth Leadership Forum or the
2007 delegates, visit www.flori-
daylf.org.


INI/Nena Bolan
Ortona attraction
This lake in central Glades County is affectionately known as Lake Wobegone. It is part
of the Indian mounds park. Does anyone know if it is a natural lake or man made? Email
nbolan@newszap.com.


Lykes establishes valedictorian
School News in Brief


scholarship at MH High school HammockjoinS
s- o Hammock joins


MOORE HAVEN Mark Mor-
ton, Vice President of Lykes Bros.
Inc., announced on May 31, the
establishment of the Lykes Vale-
dictorian Scholarship for a Moore
Haven High School graduate.
The inaugural scholarship was
presented to Alajandra Perez.
Awarded in cooperation with
the Moore Haven High School
Scholarship Foundation, the
scholarship is a four-year, $3,000
per year grant awarded annually
to the Moore Haven High School
Valedictorian. "We are delighted
to make this commitment to the
future of Glades County," com-
mented Mr. Morton.


This year's valedictorian and
scholarship recipient, Alajandra
Perez, is not only a model stu-
dent, but also a model citizen.
She has been involved with sev-
eral organizations including the
Spanish Club, Science Club, Fam-
ily Community and Career Lead-
ers of America, Future Business
Leaders of America and Varsity
Track. She has also been
involved in her community par-
ticipating in blood drives, donat-
ing hair to Locks of Love and
preparing food baskets for the
homeless. Alajandra has also had
perfect attendance throughout
high school.


Lykes Bros. Inc. was founded-
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ago by seven brothers on the
core values of unity, hard work,
stewardship, re-investment in
growth and diversification of
business. Today, the company
remains a privately-held, family-
managed business and focuses
its efforts on agriculture, includ-
ing citrus, cattle ranching,
forestry and sugar cane, as well
as insurance and land invest-
ment. The company's mission is
to assure quality in its products
and services, stewardship of its
land assets and community
involvement.


Summertime brings changes to


local Glades County Schools


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
Time was when summertime
was a three month's vacation in
which students and teachers could
do as they pleased and not worry
about going back to school 'til Sep-
tember.
That time is in the past, at least
for public schools. Students return
to school rooms in August and
teachers must report in prior to that
time.
Glades County's Superinten-
dent of Schools, Wayne Aldrich,
says that the coming school year
will have few changes in the teach-
ing staffs. Only one to be filled, that
of a first grade teacher in the Moore
Haven Elementary School, while
one vacancy will be filled at West
Glades, that of a science teacher for
both the seventh and eighth
grades.
"We are delighted that our
turnover of teachers is at a mini-
mum," said the Superintendent. "It
is far easier on the teacher and the
students to have continuity in the
teaching staff."
A major change will be imple-
mented at West Glades School a
new principal; however, this
change will not be announced
until the early part of July.
As usual, teachers for the com-
ing year will arrive prior to the actu-
al opening of school when they'll
be entertained by various groups
and will tour the county, particular-


"Even though we are a real small high school, in
a poor rural county, every student will get at
least $3,500 for his or her higher education. That
is, of course, those who apply for it. This year the
total awarded was close to a half million dollars
for 37 students. We feel that this is a remarkable
achievement for our school district."
Wayne Aldrich,
Glades County's Superintendent of Schools,


ly as applies to the schools) in
which they'll be teaching.
Also, even though traditionally
called summer "vacation," most
teachers enroll in professional
development workshops and or
continuing education courses
seeking higher degrees.
Mr. Aldrich and all the board
members of the Moore Haven
High School Scholarship Founda-
tion are very grateful to all the
sponsors of the foundation for their
dedication to the graduating stu-
dents.
"This year we had 37 graduat-
ing seniors out of 46 who will con-
tinue their pursuit of higher educa-
tion," he said. "This is a remarkable
number. This year we raised over
$50,000 and we will be giving out
$61,000 in scholarships. We not
only reached our goal, we exceed-
ed it."
"We have a record number of
students attending universities,
community colleges, vocational


colleges and trade schools," he
continued. "Even though we are a
real small high school, in a poor
rural county, every student will get
at least $3,500 for his or her higher
education. That is, of course, those
who apply for it. This year the total
awarded was close to a half million
dollars for 37 students. We feel that
this is a remarkable achievement
for our school district."
The new gymnasium at West
Glades School is scheduled for
completion in September, weather
permitting. This new gym will
house basketball and volleyball
courts, rest rooms, lockers, bleach-
ers and concession stands. The
gym is to be a steel building and
will be entirely underwritten by the
Glades County School District.
"Once the facility is up and run-
ning, coaches will be needed for
the various activities, he added.
"These coaching positions will be
filled at that time."


Edison College
Ardis Hammock is now work-
ing for Edison College at the
Clewiston office at 475 E. Osceola
Ave. The office is on the second
floor of the red brick building.
Office hours are every Thursday
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For infor-
mation, please call: (863) 983-
6240.
Ms. Hammock is in Moore
Haven the first and third Tuesday
of each month at Moore Haven
High School from 9 a.m. until
noon. The Moore Haven phone
number is (863) 946-1991.
Edison College looks forward
to helping with your college
needs. Please call or stop by our
offices.

Scholarship
applications available
The J.J. Wiggins Memorial
Trust first time and renewal schol-
arships for FALL 2007 are now
available. They may be picked up
at J.J. Wiggins Youth Center or in
the Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High
School guidance office. Deadline
for application is June 30. Call
(863) 946-3400, (863) 946-0811,
or (239)-229-0246 for details.
Free Pre-K registra-
tion to start soon
Free Pre-kindergarten! This is
the last chance to take advantage
of free Pre-kindergarten before
your child starts kindergarten in
August. If your child did not
attend the VPK program.during
the 2006-2007 school year, he/she
is entitled to the full day summer
VPK program. For more informa-
tion contact: Deborah Pressley at
(863) 946-2083, Jennifer Rich at
(863) 946-2545 or Eliza Brown at
(863) 946-1200.
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.goodsearch.com and be
sure to enter Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School as the charity
you want to support. Just 500 of
us searching four times a day will
raise about $7,300 in a year with-
out anyone spending a dime!
And, be sure to spread the word!
You can also download the
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Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young person
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 Protec-
tion 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 hav-
ing 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 assis-
tance 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 interested 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.
GED classes set
The Glades County School Dis-
.trict 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 regis-
ter the night of the classes. If you
have any questions you may call
Scott Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext.
13.
Children's
advocates needed
The Guardian Ad Litern (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judge
ment and a commitment to help-
ing a child. Attendance at three
training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360
or (800) 269-6210 for more infor-
mation, and to reserve your space
for training.
Stop the violence
meetings announced
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing service
es, referrals and education relat-
ing to the affects of domesticisex-
ual violence in our c(,,1 1l..
The meetings rotate between
LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore
Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please
call Abuse Council and Treat-
ment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 '.1
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak wiith an
advocate.


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Clewiston once had a zoo s .


Editor's note: What did peo-
ple do for entertainment in the
early years around the lake
area? The late Beryl Bowden,
who wrote for the Clewiston
News covered that topic in this
story published December 1983.
The article comes from the
Clewiston Museum's collection
of Beryl Bowden's writings. It
was transcribed by MaryAnn
Morris.
"Near the lakeshore center of
activity in early Clewiston, resi-
dents built a small zoo in which
were several wild animals, many
of them captured nearby. Of spe-
cial interest, was a wildcat
whose cage was next to that of
two small monkeys, known as
Mike and Ike.
"The monkeys were con-
stantly fighting and feuding. One
day Mike, tired of the fight,
forced a small opening in the
wire and slipped into the cage
with the wildcat. The cat did not
object, so the monkey remained.
"After a day or so, Mike
climbed back through the hole
into his own cage with Ike. But
Ike was not ready to bury the


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hatchet and the fighting began
anew. However, this time it was
Ike who slipped through the
hole into the wildcat's cage.
Again, the cat did not object.
This became a pattern of life
for the animals; either monkey
could enjoy the company of the
wildcat, but if the other monkey
intruded, the first monkey would
slip back into the empty cage.
"The Moore Haven newspa-
per printed a little story about
the unusual behavior of the ani-
mals. It attracted the attention of
Harrison Fuller, editor of the Fort
Myers Press, who made the long,
rough journey to Clewiston to
see for himself. He spent several
hours at the zoo and was con-


vinced the absurd story was
true.
"Wild animals find a way to
settle their differences. Perhaps
humans can learn a lesson from
them."
"Zoo watching provided early
residents with a mild form of
recreation, then other activities
soon followed with participants
and spectators joining to relieve
the tedium of work and idle
hours in a rather isolated com-
munity.
"The earliest sport for which
any local preparation was made
seems to be boxing, which was
popular in the South Florida area
at the time. An outdoor ring was
constructed near the lakeshore.
Boxers from other towns also
came occasionally to challenge
the local fighters and the bouts
attracted a good audience.
Young men, even high school
students, trained and practiced
on their own initiative. Some of
these were Smiley Williams,
Pete Doub, Earl Dyess, Eddie
Bronson, Hooky Avant, George
Waldron, J.E. Davidson and Bill
Snell."


Rudd reunion brings family together


GLADES COUNTY The
Rudd family held a reunion on
May 26, at the Indian Mound Park
in Ortona.
Approximately 100 people
attended as well as several million
love bugs! People traveled from
Orlando, Bokeelia, Winter Gar-
den, Okeechobee, St. Petersburg,
Clewiston, Moore Haven and as
far away as Delaware,
The Rudd family lived on Lake
Okeechobee in the late 1800s.
They survived the 1928 hurricane
even though the family home at
Utopia was destroyed. They were
among some of the first commer-
cial fishermen on Lake Okee-
chobee. Theirs is a story of perse-
verance and survival.
The family enjoyed lots of
good food and sharing of news.
They are currently compiling a
family history book.
The oldest Rudd at the reunion
was William T. "Dick" Rudd who
will turn 90 this year and is the last
survivor of a family of 12 children.

Wildfire

smoke may be

harmful
Due to the recent wildfires
affecting the state, the Florida
Department of Health is providing
health recommendations to citi-
zens impacted by wildfire smoke.
Smoke is a respiratory irritant, and
can cause a scratchy throat, and/or
irritated eyes and nose. Smoke may
also worsen conditions such as
asthma and other chronic respira-
tory or lung conditions.
Some steps you can take to pro-
tect yourself and your family from
the health effects of smoke include:
Be your own health judge. If
you can see smoke outside or you
feel the effects of the smoke,
avoid prolonged outdoor activi-
ties. It is especially important to
limit time spent outdoors for chil-
dren and persons with existing
medical conditions.
Stay indoors whenever possi-
ble. Run your air conditioner with a
clean filter and the fresh air intake
closed, to prevent additional
smoke from entering your home. If
you don't have an air conditioner
and are a comfortable temperature
inside with the windows closed,
stay inside. If your home is too
warm, seek alternative shelter.
Keep particle levels inside
your house lower by not smoking
tobacco or using anything that
burns, such as wood fireplaces, gas
logs, gas stoves and candles.


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Submitted photo/LaVon Walker
Oldest, William Rudd and youngest, five month old Shooter
Oxer of the Rudd family, enjoy each other during a gathering
of family members in Ortona.
The youngest family member nephew, Shooter Oxer, five
present was his great-great-great months old.


Courtesy photo/Florida archives
Jess Willard and Jack Phalen boxing at Camp Johnston sometime after 1910. Boxing was a
popular sport in South Florida in the early years. Clewiston had a boxing ring and boxers
would sometimes come from other towns to compete.


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little easier. Once again, I sincerely thank
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A large excavation of sediment
from the lake bed was begun last
week close to the Harney Pond
Canal Recreation Area which is
part of the Lake Okeechobee
restoration program. Glades
County oversees the excavation
and has been watching the area
closely because many workers
and heavy equipment are operat-
ing there. As of Friday their
progress has not been threatened.
Maureen Bradley, Buckhead
Ridge resident, lives very close to
the Pearce Canal which is gener-
ally believed to be the starting
point of the wildfire.
"Black smoke got near us a
few times, but it went west of us
toward Lakeport. You should see
it burning at night. We just can't
take photos of it to really show
what it looks like," said Ms.
Bradley.
Patrick Mahoney, Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry, reported on Fri-
day morning that Global Position-
ing Systems were used to help
calculate that 18,200 acres had
burned so far, and stretched out
nine miles or more.
"It is now 75 percent con-
tained with a good line around it.
With the rain that we have com-
ing it is looking like we may be
able to release local fire fighters
soon," Mr. Mahoney said.
Rain from Tropical Storm
Barry over the weekend helped
control the muck fire, but did little
to help the falling level of Lake
Okeechobee.
Currently, one of the worst
Florida droughts in recorded his-
tory has contributed to nearly
3,000 fires statewide since Janu-
ary. Presently, 187 are burning
with nine of them major wildfires,
according to the division of
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Thousands of acres were left parched as a massive fire raged along the western shore of
Lake Okeechobee. The fire began late Sunday night near Buckhead Ridge and worked its
way south toward Lakeport by Wednesday morning.


Smoke rises above the fire inside the dry lake bed of Lake Okeechobee. The blaze was locat-
ed near Buckhead Ridge and Lakeport in Glades County. This photo was taken between
Moore Haven and Clewiston.


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Patrons can grab lunch and gas up at a convenience ,store/cafe in Muse which is a Glades
County community located near LaBelle. Mac's is located at 26405 Loblolly Bay Road. Store
hours are from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Damaris Roman says that they cook a home style lunch everyday at Mac's Country Store
and Cafe in Muse which is in western Glades County. Mac's is also a convenience store
and fuel station.


Store
Continued From Page 1
kinds of sandwiches to order
including grilled Cuban sand-
wiches. The milkshake varieties
include many fruit flavors, and
they have regular packaged
snacks and cold drinks.
Gasoline and diesel fuel is
available in front of the store and
there is plenty of parking. Chairs
and small tables are set up out-


Plant

Continued From Page 1
fits did not mitigate the additional
costs and risks of the project."
Florida Governor Charlie Crist,
who has opposed coal-fired
power plants, was pleased with
the PSC decision.
"I applaud the Florida Public
Service Commission's decision to
deny Florida Power & Light Com-
pany's petition seeking approval
to construct a coal-fired power
plant in Glades County," said Gov-
ernor Crist. "The Public Service
Commission today made the right
decision for the environment, the
right decision for the Everglades


side, and soon the store will
have seating inside during the
summer heat.
Damaris Roman mentioned
that they deliver for free in Muse,
and there is a charge if they drive all
the way to LaBelle. She also caters
for any event and has already
catered Super Bowl parties.
She and Mac are trying to set
up Western Union and the Flori-
da Lottery one day soon.
They are so busy working the
counter and cooking that they


rarely leave the store. A lot of
effort is put into preparing the
home style lunch.
"Our meals are good, home
style food that is cooked fresh
everyday. We don't save any-
thing that is left over," said Ms.
Roman.
Mac's Country Store and Caf6
is located at 26405 Loblolly Road
in Muse. Their open hours are
from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Staff writer NenaBolan
can be contacted at
nenabolan@yahoo.comn/


"As we seek to address the challenges presented
by global climate change, leadership of the cal-
iber demonstrated today by the Public Service
Commission will be essential to our success."
Charlie Crist,
Florida Governor


and the right decision for Florida."
"I congratulate the commis-
sioners on their unanimous vote
and commend them for their
leadership on behalf of the peo-
ple of Florida. I have been con-
cerned about both the proposed
technology and the location of
the Glades Power Park. For
those reasons, I believe the Pub-


lic Service Commission has
made the right choice," Gover-
nor Crist continued.
"As we seek to address the
challenges presented by global
climate change, leadership of
the caliber demonstrated today
by the Public Service Commis-
sion will be essential to our suc-
cess," he said.


Dog

Continued From Page 1
and she will notify her neighbors
at the next Muse Community
Association meeting. She is con-
cerned for the community
because rumors are circulating
that some people are using
domestic animals and wildlife for
target practice.
Glades County animal control
came to investigate the incident
but has not released any informa-
tion on the case.
Like many dog owners, Ms.
Simmons tried to keep her dogs
happy and healthy. She said she
had spent close to $1,000 on the
Weimaraner before he was killed,
and now she has more bills to pay
for the Shar Pei's surgery.
She has also posted flyers with
photos of both dogs and is offer-
ing a $700 reward for the convic-
tion of the person who killed one
dog. She and other residents have
put this money together and there
are plans to increase the amount.
"Someone might have seen it,"
said Ms. Simmons in hopes that a
witness makes a confidential
phone call. Debbie Simmons can
be reached at (863) 675-2169.
Staff Writer NenaBolan can be
reachedat nenabolan@yahoo.com.


Profile

Continued From Page 1
scarey thing that has happened
in your life? Moving from coun-
try to country and not having
family around. We had to leave
behind family in Cuba. I lived
eight years in Venezuela and
then I had to leave all my friends
when we went to Miami. They
were like my family.
What irks or irritates you? I try
to see the best of everything, but
it does upset me when a kid gets
hurt. I enjoy being around kids
and want to help them.
Where do you live? I live in
Montura and I'am building a
ranch on two and a half acres. I
have pigs, goats, chickens, a
cow, a bull and dogs. I am doing
the whole farm thing.
What will you be working on
this summer? Getting repairs
done on buses to get them ready
for a full school year. Next week
we learn mechanical training for
the new buses.
What is the most important
issue for transportation? Kids are
different today. Most of them are
loosing respect for adults like the
drivers. We have to re-teach
them how to respect the driver. It
is a hard job. The drivers always
have to earn their hearts so the
kids listen and go home safe.
The driver has to pay attention to
the route, road conditions, traffic
and the kids. Not everybody can
be a school bus driver.
What would you like to tell
people in Glades County? If any-
body out there would like to be a
bus driver let me know. It has
good benefits, and it is good
work for retired persons, too.
Jorge Dominguez can be
reached through the bus barn at
(863) 946-3662.


By Loma Jablonski
INI FLORIDA
Since the hurricanes of 2004
and 2005, we have learned how
much we depend on electricity
in our daily lives. Without elec-
tricity we quickly learned first
hand what it was like to live in
Florida prior to Edison inventing
the light bulb. Oil lamps, candles
and flashlights were worth their
weight in gold.
Unless you were lucky
enough to have a gas stove,
cooking had to be done on a
grill. It's amazing what can be
cooked on a gas or charcoal grill.
Those of us living in the coun-
try were quickly reminded that
without power our well pumps
were worthless. So we bathed in
our swimming pools, ponds and
even ditches. There were people
cleaning up in the flooded park-
ing lot of North Lake Plaza.
In true pioneer fashion, we
lugged 5-gallon buckets of water
into our bathrooms to flush the
toilets.
We became experts on how
long a bag of ice could keep food
cold. Even more importantly, we
became our grandparents -
waiting in long lines for food,
water and ice like they did dur-
ing the Great Depression.
Having been through all of
this, many residents of Okee-
chobee decided that "enough is
enough." What we endured in
the past has educated us as to
what we need to have to be truly
prepared for the upcoming hur-
ricane season.
Other than packing up and
getting out of the path of an
upcoming hurricane, the con-
sensus of opinion in Okee-
chobee is that one of the most
important items on a hurricane
preparedness list is a generator.
With generators so high on
everyone's list, now is the time
to purchase one if you haven't
already done so. The supply of
generators for sale in Okee-
chobee is currently high. They
are for sale in most local stores.
If you do purchase a new unit,
do not leave it in its box until
needed. Take it out of its box and
familiarize yourself with the unit.
Test it to make sure it works.
Follow the instructions in the
manual that came with the unit.
If you cannot get the generator
to operate properly, now is the
time to have it serviced. You will
not be able to have it worked on
right before an impending
storm.
Local stores are already
stocked with hurricane supplies.
With all the generators being
purchased, it is extremely impor-
tant to use caution when operat-
ing them. Generators can create
hazards for homeowners and
electric utility workers. Make
sure to always read and follow
the manufacturer's safety and
operating instructions.
Carbon monoxide is a color-
less, odorless and tasteless poi-
son gas. It is a component of the
exhaust from a generator's
engine. This gas is deadly. Never
run your generator inside your
home or garage. Only run the
generator outdoors in a well-
ventilated, dry area away from
the air intakes to your home.
Plug your individual appli-
ances into the generator using a
heavy duty, outdoor rated exten-
sion cord with a wire gauge ade-
quate for the appliance load. Do
not operate more appliances
and equipment than the output
rating of the generator; to do so
will overload and damage the
generator and could cause a fire.
.If your generator is connected
to the house wiring, the home
must have a transfer switch
installed by a licensed electri-
cian. A transfer switch connects
your house to the generator and
disconnects it 'from the utility
power. This will prevent back-
feeding, which energizes the
electrical circuits outside your
home.
Backfeeding usually occurs
when a generator is connected
directly to the electric panel or
circuit in the home. Feeding
power back into the utility sys-


tem during an outage will ener-
gize the transformer serving the
house and could pose a serious
problem to crews working to
restore power in the area.
Use the following guide as a
rule of thumb when purchasing
a generator.
A 1,000 watt recreational
generator is for boating, camp-
ing and limited outdoor use.
A 5,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump
and microwave up to the capaci-
ty of the unit.
A 7,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various
low watt electrical devices up to
the capacity of the unit.
A 12,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various
low watt electrical devices up to
the capacity of the unit.
In case you are not sure how
much wattage you use, the fol-
lowing guide has some of the
more common household elec-
trical appliances and their
wattage. The RW is the running
wattage or amount of wattage
required to run the appliance,
and the SW is the starting
wattage, or the amount of
wattage required to start the
appliance.
Dishwasher: Cool dry (RW)
700, (SW) 1,400. Dishwasher:
Hot dry (RW) 1,450, (SW)
1,400; Coffee maker (RW)
1,750; Electric fry pan (RW)
1,300; Refrigerator or Freezer -
(RW) 700, (SW) 2,200; Clothes
dryer (gas) (RW) 700, (SW)
1,800; Clothes dryer (electric)
(RW) 5,750, (SW) 1,800. Auto-
matic Washer (RW) 1,150,
(SW) 2,300; Electric range (6-
inch element) (RW) 1,500;
Electric range (8-inch element) -
(RW) 1,200; Lights- as indicated
on the individual bulb. Radio -
(RW) 50 to 200; Well pump (1/3
hp) (RW) 750, (SW) 1,400;
Well pump (1/2 hp) (RW)
1,400; (SW) 2,100. Color televi-
sion (RW) 300; Vacuum cleaner
(RW) 800; Air conditioners -
10,000 btu (RW) 1,500, (SW)
2,200; Air conditioners 20,000
btu (RW) 2,500, (SW) 3,300; Air
conditioners 24,000 btu (RW)
3,800, (SW) 4,950; Air condition-
ers 32,000 btu (RW) 5,000,
(SW) 6,500; Air conditioners -
40,000 btu (RW) 6,000, (SW)
7,800.
Always check the amount of
wattage the appliance requires
before plugging it into a genera-
tor. If the box or paperwork of
the appliance does not list the
wattage, the formula to figure
wattage is: amps x volts = watts.
As you can see, it is important
to choose the size of generator
that is right for you. It is also
important to only use those
appliances that are absolutely
necessary for your basic needs.
Generators are not meant to
totally take the place of the elec-
tric company. They are meant to
provide temporary basic elec-
tricity to your home until power
can be restored.
Finally, don't forget that gen-
erators run on gasoline. Make
sure that you have enough gaso-
line to keep the generator run-
ning for an extended period of
time. The largest generator you
can purchase will do you no
good without fuel to run it. Read
the instructions for your genera-
tor to ascertain how long the
generator will run on a 5-gallon
can of gas.
Keep in mind, that if the
power is out in town, the gas sta-
tions cannot pump gasoline. So,
have enough on hand to last sev-
eral days. Keep those gas cans in
a dry, well-ventilated place easily
accessible after the storm pass-
es.
Also, check to make sure that
the extension cords you use with
the generator are easily located
and in good repair.
Generators are definitely con-
venient and useful. Just remem-
ber to use common sense and
read the directions before using
them.


Community Brief


LCA to host
clean up work day
On Saturday, June 9, the LCA
will have a work day to begin
cleanup of the building and


grounds as well as preparation
for the after school program next
school year. All members, par-
ents and interested community
residents are encouraged to
come on Saturday morning and
help accomplish or mission.


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Nit-pickers, wound lickers, or grace sticklers


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
Out of the same situation,
there can be entirely different
reactions among people. Some-
one once classified the reactions
of people in these situations as
being nit-pickers, wound-lickers,
or grace-sticklers.
Anyone who has ever had to
deal with a child coming home
with a note proclaiming the pres-
ence of head lice knows the
phrase "nit-picking". The head
must be combed through and
meticulously combed, searched
for nits or tiny eggs of the louse.
When found, each nit must be
individually picked or pulled from
the hair it is attached to.
Unfortunately, many people
have perfected the art of nit-pick-


ing so competently that they feel
compelled to demonstrate their
skill in every situation they can.
Nit-pickers are
always noting
what is wrong
with some-
thing and
someone
rather than
what is right.
They have a
hard time
enjoying any- John
thing, especial- Hicks
ly anything that
isn't as perfect as they think it
should be.
An accomplished nit-picker
can burst any bubble or rain on
any parade. "Congratulations on
your graduation, such a shame -
you couldn't have lost a few
pounds for the occasion."


"Thanks for preparing breakfast -
I guess this is coffee I'm pouring -
when I make coffee you can taste
it." Deflating joy, tarnishing tri-
umphs that's what nit-pickers do
best.
And then there are the wound-
lickers: In dogs and cats, repetitive
wound-licking can undo in a mat-
ter of minutes all the work a vet
has put in on a patient for days.
But wound-licking is not just limit-
ed to animals. There is something
self-destructively fascinating
about an open wound. We are
drawn to it, we want to mess with
it, re-examine it, then pull off the
scab a little at a time to see how it
is healing. Wound-lickers cannot
leave the situation alone, but
return to it again and again, often
reopening the wound.
In the midst of nit-pickers and
wound-lickers, there are also the


grace-sticklers. These are the peo-
ple that celebrate victories and
lend support in times of defeat.
You will notice that they hoot and
holler when their child's T-ball
team plays the big game and
don't worry when the other team
scores 10 runs in a row. They tend
to give out hugs of joy in celebra-
tion and hugs of comfort in hard
times. It's not that they don't see
all of the imperfections in life; it's
just that grace sticks out in their
lives and enables them to focus
on the positives around them and
not the negatives.
In our lives as Christians we
have a choice on how we act and
react. Someone once shared that
life is, "Ten percent of what hap-
pens to us and 90 percent of how
we react to it." How we act and
react can also change how others
act and react.


We have a chance to help peo-
ple focus on the blessings of grace
even in the hardships of life. Our
lives need to be tunnels and not
caves. A cave is an underground
area where one goes in and
comes out at the same place. A
tunnel, on the other hand, is
where one goes in and comes out
in a different place. If those we
come into contact with always
leave from their meeting with us
at the same place they went in,
then something is wrong.


Our actions and reactions in
the life we live need to help lead
people in the direction of the light
knowing that the light at the
end of every tunnel is the light of
Christ. In the light of Christ, the
nit-pickers can be silenced and
satisfied. The wounds that the
wound-lickers tend to focus on
can be healed and made whole.
And all of us can come to more
" fully realize the abundant wealth
of great things we share in the
grace of Christ Jesus our Lord.


Gifts and staying in our fields; religious and otherwise


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
One person whom I met dur-
ing a phase of her illness called
me one day when she had got-
ten out of the hospital. She
shared with me that "My doctor
thinks I'm an alcoholic, but you
don't think I'm ..
an alcoholic,
do you?" The
way she asked
the question '
told me the
answer she
wanted. I had 6 *.
only recently
met her; her
doctor had SamuelS.
been treating Thomas
her for years.
I happened to know the doc-
tor also; a man with a good rep-
utation in the community and
with great skills. I felt myself
being pulled in a direction that I
did not want to go. More than
that, I felt there was a person
who wanted to use religion for
her own selfish ends; use reli-
gion to avoid facing up to reality;
use religion to retreat from
health into sickness, going back-
ward instead of forward. When
this happens, religion becomes
a crutch, an excuse, destructive.
The inspiration for art answer


came and I countered, "Now
why would he ever think a thing
like that?" and began to think
about a long list of occasions
over the years that the doctor
would have known, times when
he might have been called out
during an episode of one sort or
another, the symptoms, the con-
cerns of family and loved ones.
The attempt seemed to be to be
able to say, "You may think I'm
an alcoholic but Reverend
Thomas doesn't think so."
Too many times people speak
in the name of religion, those
identified as religious leaders
included, who are out of their
field. They can do a lot of dam-
age when their words are justi-
fied by obscure quotations or
attempts to "do good" that are
misguided.
I listen to many today who
speak outside of their fields of
expertise and wonder what
movie stars know about politics,
or athletes know about nutri-
tion, or clergy know about sick-
ness and health, or about
experts in "rehab" know about
social responsibility.
Scriptures speak of "gifts"
that come from God: apostles-
prophets-teachers but also those
who have gifts of healing, those
who have gifts of being able to
help others, those with gifts of
administration (1 Corinthians


12:28). They are all regarded as
being in the Church; but their
expertise is a gift from God and
to be used to help others.
Problems arise when the less-
gifted speak in areas where they
are really not experts but claim
their authority because they
somehow feel called and thus
"gifted."
One day when I attended a
conference on healing, the pre-
senter told us about her praying;
laying hands on people and see-
ing them healed. Then she
added, "God can heal teeth too."
I wondered if she would want to
put her hands in a mouth, lay
her fingers on teeth or if she
washed her hands first, if she
really tried it. Then I thought
about the one who lays hands
on my teeth, whose father was a
minister, who grew up in a
household of faithful people,
who attends church and attend-
ed dental school. He has a gift. It
is from God He uses his gifts to
do God's work and helps where
he is trained and prepared to
help, but knows his limits. Thus,
he can contribute to the greatest
good; doing his part and letting
others do their parts. His gift is in
healing, as the accountant is gift-
ed in helping businesses stay in
business and honestly reflecting
a state of affairs, as a judge
works to protect society and be
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They are called to speak and act
where they know; this is a gift
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acknowledged.
The people of God are also
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By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
"I will not teach my child any
religion yet," remarked a man
walking with another. "I will let him
grow up and when he is old
enough to judge, he can see and
choose for himself."
They stopped at a second man's
garden plot. "I thought I wanted to
set out strawberry slips here this
spring," said the man, standing
there thoughtful "but you have
given me a new idea. I will wait
until August and then I will see
whether this garden really prefers
strawberry plants or whether it


"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for
this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which
is the first commandment with promise; that it
may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long
on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your
children to wrath; but bring them up in the nur-
ture and admonition of the Lord."
Ephesians 6:1-4


would rather have weeds in it."
Friends, the weeds will grow in
your child's heart unbidden.
"Foolishness is bound up in the


heart of a child," says Solomon. It
is never too soon to root them out
and plant good seeds instead and
to cultivate the good growth.


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2/2/1 + DEN (DUPLEX) on Edgerton Ave. in ON N. COLLEGE ST 2 BR/1BA Asking
Lehigh $795/M $125,000
S COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE .- $800+ tax/M ON M, L. K. IR. BLVD 3BR/1BA Asking
3 /2 MOBILE HOME on Ft. Adams on 2.5 $129,900
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S/2/2 ON PILGRAM CT. Port LaBelle ON E. PALOMAR 3 BR/2 BA/i Car Asking
ij Reduced $950/M $159900
/2/2- O GUNN CIRPorLaBlle 99 ON HENDRY ISLES BLVD. 3 BR/2 BA Mobile
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l a O HINn-LN-in Ortona--Furnished ON S. MISSOURI ST 3 BR/1.5 BA Asking
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Jesus in the parable of the
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bear fruit. The seed sown on soil
that has no depth will not bear fruit
for during times of trial it has no
roots to supply it with enough
strength to live and bear fruit.
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weeds is the seed sown into a heart
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riches and the seed is choked to
death by these cares and riches and
does not bear any fruit." The good
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causing youth to realize their true
purpose is to glorify God.
For this reason our Heavenly
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promise; that it may be well with
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* $114,500 This 2BD/1BA home is on a corner lot and lhas a
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and storage for boats or motor home. Call today for your
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* $158,900..- Excellent vacation or starter home! This 2BD/2BA
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* $203,000 Immaculate 2005 CBS 3BD/2BA home with many
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HOMESITES
* Port LaBelle Lots starting at $17,600
* Lehigh Lots starting at $46,900
* Montura Lots starting at $32,000
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Thursday, June 7, 2007.


Men's Gospel
concert planned
The men of St. John First Mis-
sionary Baptist Church will have a
gospel concert on Friday, June 8, at
7:30 p.m. There will also be a
Men's Conference on Saturday,
June 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. All
men in the Glades Area are invited.
Food and fellowship
program offered
On Thursday, June 14, a food
and fellowship gathering will be
held at 6 p.m. Gospel music and
the word brought this month' by
Vickie Summers of Belle Glade will
follow at 7 p.m. Bring your music
and join us. The Palmdale Com-
munity Center is located on the
corner of Fifth and Main Streets.
Vacation Bible
School planned
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St., will be having their
Vacation Bible School, June 10-
15, 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. The
school will be for all those enter-
ing Kindergarten through High
School. The theme of this year's
school is "It's All about Jesus".
Minister, Jackie Miller, will be
directing the school. All the songs
will be about Jesus. In the open-


ews in Brief

ing and closing exercises the,
youth will be divided into three'
teams to compete in answering
questions about the life of Christ
Each evening two 30 minutes
movies on the life of Christ will beu
shown. There will be crafts and.
refreshments for the individualS
classes. The annual VB.S. Picnic
will be held Friday, June 15, 4 until
6 p.m. The closing program will!
follow the Picnic at 6 p.m. Those'
wishing to register for this year's&
school may do so by calling (863),
983-1804.
Gospel sing
hosted by church
The Freedom Fellowship,
Church in Labelle will host a
gospel sing, on Saturday, June 16,
at 7:30 p.m. The church is located
on right hand side.of North SR 29
before you go over the bridge. All,
are welcome. Please come join ds.
Church announces
service times
Clewiston Church, of Christ,
336 Central Ave., would like to
announce its church services:'
Sunday Bible study at 10 a.m.,
worship at 11 a.m., evening wor-
ship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible
study at 7 p.m. Minister Gordon
Smith. For more information, call
(863) 902-8822.


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MRI services are now


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CLEWISTON Hendry
Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is
pleased to announce Magnetic Res-
onance Imaging or MRI services.
The new, state-of-the art GE MRI
1.5T High-speed unit is available
every Wednesday at the hospital
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


MRIs can greatly assist your doc-
tor in detecting and diagnosing dis-
eases arid other problems in their
early stages by creating detailed
images of internal bodily structures.
Healthcare providers can now
contact HRMC to schedule an MRI
for patients "close to home."


PALM BEACH COUNTY -
With the start of the 2007 hurri-
cane season, the Palm Beach
County Consumer Affairs Divi-
sion is rushing to complete its
annual survey of the costs for
the "most used" commodities
should a storm threaten.
To assist in the enforcement
of the County's "Price Gouging"
Ordinance, the Consumer
Affairs Division conducts price
checks at local retailers to estab-
lish benchmark costs for numer-
ous items and services most
likely to be in high demand in
the event of a hurricane. With an
emergency declaration, the Con-
sumer Affairs Division is respon-
sible for enforcing the local ordi-
nance preventing excessive or
exorbitant charges for consumer
goods and services.
With the recent visits of
Frances, Jeanne and Wilma,
more attention was given to the
prices of generators, tarps, chain
saws, plywood and roof felt. The


division also is gathering the cur-
rent prices for services by stor-
age rentals, hotels and marinas
providing boat dry storage. The
surveys are conducted just prior
' to the hurricane season.
The division surveys chain
stores, independent retailers and
both large and small businesses.
The stores surveyed represent
all regions of the county includ-
ing the Glades area.
Palm Beaph County Con-
sumer Affairs cooperates with
both Broward and Miami-Dade
Counties in tracking the same
commodities for all of south
Florida. Should a state of emer-
gency be declared and price
gouging is suspected, residents
should contact PBC Consumer
Affairs at (561) 712-6600. More
information about price gouging
and essential hurricane links is
available at the division's Web
site: www.pbcgov.com/con-'
sumer.


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TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Community Affairs
today announced that it has award-
ed $1.4 million to two local govern-
ments in Hendry County to bring
new employers and jobs to area
residents. The grants, awarded by
the state through a competitive
process, will enable the communi-
ties to attract a mattress manufac-
turing facility and a medical profes-
sional complex that combined will
create an estimated 100 new jobs.
The funds, provided through the
Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) pro-
gram, will be used for infrastruc-
ture and more than half the newly
created jobs must go to workers
from low or moderate income
households. For the mattress man-
ufacturing facility, a $700,000 grant

to the City of Clewiston will provide


infrastructure in the form of street
improvements and associated
flood and drainage improvements.
Meanwhile, a $700,000' grant to the
City of LaBelle will provide neces-
sary water, sewer and street
improvements for a medical pro-
fessional complex that will house
an expanding dental practice.
"These facilities will be a
tremendous benefit to the people
of Hendry County and the sur-
rounding areas, producing jobs
while at the same time helping to
keep our communities safe and
our environment clean," said Com-
munity Affairs Secretary Tom Pel-
ham. "I am pleased that the CDBG
program can make such an impor-
tant difference in the lives of resi-
dents of these two communities."
The grant to the City of Clewis-
ton will fund a portion of the infra-


structure supporting the construc-
tion of an $8.5-million mattress
manufacturing facility within the
city's new industrial park. The
62,500-square foot facility is being
built by PranaSleep LLC, a sub-
sidiary of City Mattress, which has
eleven retail locations in the south-
ern part of the state. The manufac-
turing facility will employ an esti-
mated 80 people. Clewiston Mayor
Mali Chamness expressed the
city's appreciation for the grant,
saying, "This is a great success and
we are excited about the econom-
ic impact Pranasleep brings to our
community. Their presence will
have a positive effect on our ability
to create many good paying jobs
within our new Clewiston Com-
merce Park and ultimately
improve the local economy in this
region for years to come."


The grant to the City of LaBelle
will be used to extend water and
sewer lines to the site of the
LaBelle Professional Center. The
$2.6-million facility will employ
an estimated 21 individuals pro-
viding medical services for
LaBelle and Hendry County. In a
recent letter to the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs
(DCA), Mayor Randal A. Bengston
said, "I would like to thank you in
advance for your continuous
efforts to provide funds to erect
the LaBelle Professional Center...
.Your program will provide need-
ed employment for our residents,
as well as (meet) the great need
for additional health care for our
citizens and visitors to the City of
LaBelle and Hendry County."


County offers fun summer activities for residents


PALM BEACH COUNTY All
winter long Florida residents have
played host to the world's guests
and so this summer, Palm Beach
County is rolling out the red carpet
for Floridians seeking a bit of their
own summertime fun in the sun.
Throughout June, July and August,
Palm Beach County is offering
Florida residents:
Complimentary continental
breakfast, welcome gift and free
parking at participating hotels;
Two-for-one admissions to
County's best attractions, cultural
venues and sporting events;
Special value certificates
good in shops and boutiques in
CityPlace and The Gardens Mall.
Participating hotels are located
throughout the County and offer
Floridians a wide choice from the
recently renovated, family-favorite
Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa in
the North to the classic Brazilian


Court Hotel in Palm Beach; and
from the funky groove of Hotel
Biba in West Palm Beach to the
charming and intimate Sundy
House in Delray.
Included attractions are just as
eclectic. Families will appreciate
the perennially-pleasing Lion
Country Safari, America's first,
drive-through cage-less zoo and a
leader in conservation since 1967
and the traditional Palm Beach
Zoo. Racing enthusiasts and all
adventure seekers will delight in
the thrilling Moroso Motor Sports
Park, location of this summer's
Motorsports of Delray Florida
Motocross Championship. Home
to two major league teams, Roger
Dean Stadium offers traditional
summertime fun when their home
team, the Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads, Single A
affiliate of the Florida Marlins,
takes to the field.


For a complete list of participat-
ing hotels, cultural venues and
attractions, and to take advantage
of these savings and other Value
Season savings, Florida residents
should log onto www.palmbeach-
fl.com and click on "Summer Fun
Two for One."
Palm Beach County presents
"The Best of Everything?" from a
multitude of accommodations,
including more than 200 hotels,
resorts, spas, golf courses, world-
class shopping, 47 miles of pristine
beaches, distinctive attractions
and an assortment of cultural ven-
ues. The comprehensive "Palm
Beach County 2007 Visitors
Guide," tourism guide helps make
the most of a visit to Palm Beach
County with reviews showcasing
accommodations, attractions and
cultural venues, dining options;,
festivals, sports and special events.
The guide provides reviews and is


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and attentive staff right here at home, but to serve you even better,
we have made a few changes:


* Our new Fast Track Program,
within our Emergency
Department, is designed to
decrease waiting time. Under
the direction of an Emergency
Department doctor, nurse
practitioners and physician
assistants are able to evaluate,
treat and discharge patients
with less-emergent needs.


* All of these updates and
improvements have been
made with our community
in mind to make Glades
General Hospital your source
for quality healthcare for
you and your family,
right here at home.


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Hurricane Names


Since 1953, the National Hur-
ricane Center has designated
major storms by giving them
names. Prior to that time, storms
were referred to by date. Until
1979, only female names were
used. Since then, the Center
alternates male and female
names. The first storm of the
season starts with the letter A,
the second storm the letter B and
so on. The list skips the letters Q,
U, X,Y and Z.
Six lists of names are used to
rotate. Sometimes if a storm is
devastating, names are retired
from the list, out of considera-
tion for families of those killed in
a storm.
2007 Hurricane Names:
Andrea


Barry
Chantal
Dean
Erin
Felix
Gabrielle
Humberto
Ingrid
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Noel
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy


Supplies are tax free until June 12


TALLAHASSEE Floridians
can buy hurricane supplies tax-
free now through June 12, 2007.
"I urge all Floridians to take
advantage of the Hurricane Pre-
paredness Sales Tax Holiday so
that every person is prepared for
the possibility of a storm," said
Governor Charlie Crist. "We have
learned from experience that pre-
pared residents and communities'
are key to surviving and recover-
ing from hurricanes or other natu-
ral disasters."
"As public awareness of this
tax holiday continues to grow, we
are encouraging Florida retailers
to prepare for even greater
demand than last year," said Gov-
ernor Crist. "While we hope for a
quiet hurricane season, the tax


holiday will help give Floridians
the opportunity to be prepared for
any possibility."
Governor Crist encouraged all
Floridians to update their disaster
plans and to use the tax holiday
during the first days of June as an
opportunity to restock their disas-
ter supply kits. Chris Floyd of the
American Red Cross attended the
bill signing and displayed exam-
ples of tax exempt items. Below
are a few examples of items that
will be exempt during the sales
tax holiday:
Flashlights and other
portable, self-powered light
sources- $20 or less;
Portable radios, two-way
radios and weather-band radios -
$75 or less;


Tarps- $50 or less;
Gas or diesel fuel containers
- $25 or less;
Batteries $30 or less (AAA,
AA, C and D cell, and 6 and 9 volt
batteries);
Non-electrical food storage
coolers- $30 or less;
Portable generators $1,000
or less;
Carbon monoxide detectors


- $75 or less; and,
Storm shutter devices $200
or less.
For more information on the
2007 Hurricane Preparedness
Sales Tax Holiday or to find infor-
mation on building a customized
family or business disaster plan,
please visit www.FloridaDisas-
ter.org or www.myflorida.com.


Plan ahead for hurricane watches


A hurricane WATCH is issued
when hurricane conditions are
possible within the next 24 to 36
hours.
A hurricane WARNING is
issued when hurricane conditions
will occur within 24 hours.
When a hurricane
watch is issued:
Listen to local radio and tele-
vision stations for possible evacu-
ations and hurricane information
from the National Weather Ser-
vice.
Gather and check your
emergency supplies.
Check medical supplies, first
aid kits and refill prescriptions.
Place commonly used tools
in a safe, easily accessible place.
Freeze as much water as you
can. This will help keep your
refrigerator cold if the power is


out for several days.
Have two weeks of pet sup-
plies on hand.
Make sure your vehicles are
full of gasoline.
Bring in loose outdoor
objects such as lawn furniture,
toys and tools. Anchor objects
that cannot be brought indoors.
Turn your refrigerator and
freezer to the coldest settings.
Clean your bathtub, seal the
drain with silicone caulk and fill it
with water.
Store valuables, a list of your
possessions and insurance
papers in a waterproof container.
Protect your home by board-
ing up the windows.
Remove any outside anten-
nas.
Moor your boat or move it to
a designated safe place.
Review your evacuation
plans and be ready to evacuate as


soon as possible.
When a hurricane
warning is issued:
Listen to local radio and tele-
vision stations for evacuation
information and hurricane state-
ments from the National Weather
Service.
If you live in a mobile home
or flood prone area evacuate
immediately.
Unplug all major appliances
and turn off the electricity, water
and gas before leaving.
Tell someone outside of the
storm area where you are going.
Lock your home.
If you do not
evacuate:
Stay inside your home away
from windows and doors.


Keep flashlights and extra
batteries with you at all times.
If the power goes out, turn
off major appliances.
Listen to local radio for hur-
ricane information from the
National Weather Service.
Do not go outside if the eye
of the storm passes over you.
Stay indoors until the storm
has passed.
Once you do venture out-
doors, beware of fallen electrical
wires, hurricane debris and high
water. Stay off the roads. Many
will not be safe. Roads should be
kept clear of traffic so that emer-
gency vehicles can get through.
Continue to listen to your
battery-powered radio or televi-
sion for advice from your local
emergency management offi-
cials.


INI/File Photo
Enough!
This sign was posted at the Buckhead Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department, after Hurricane Jeanne had passed
through the area on Sept 25, 2004 just 11 days after
Hurricane Frances.

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By Loma Jablonski
INI Florida
With the start of the 2007 hur-
ricane season upon us, now is
the time to start making plans to
safeguard your boat. A few min-
utes of preparation now could
save you thousands of dollars
and prevent a great deal of stress
in the event that we are hit with
a hurricane this season.
The following instructions
are only guidelines and may not
apply to every individual situa-
tion. The important thing to
remember is to keep calm and
use good judgment.
Gather all documents per-
taining to your boat including
insurance policies, a recent pic-
ture of your boat, the boat regis-
tration, an inventory of equip-
ment and a copy of the lease
agreement if the boat is stored at


a marina or storage facility. Keep
these documents in a safe place.
Have telephone numbers of the
marina, storage facility and
insurance agent readily avail-
able.
Keep a list of all items you
remove from the boat prior to
the storm. Include, if possible,
the make, model and original
cost of the equipment. Make
note of where you are storing
this equipment. Keep another
list of items that will remain on
the boat.
If you plan to move your
boat to safer ground, be sure to
check the tires, bearings and
axle on your trailer now. Have
everything in working order.
Know approximately how
long it will take to move the boat
and secure it. Remember, traffic
will be heavy and supplies will


be at a premium prior to a hurri-
cane. If you are planning to
move the boat, give yourself
ample time to do so. If you are
keeping it at home, you will
need time to prepare it while
also preparing your home for
the storm. Do not cut yourself
short on time. Have the materi-
als to secure the boat on hand.
You may not be able to purchase
them if a storm is coming.
Once you move the boat to
safe ground or if you are keeping
it at home on its trailer, you
should:
Lash your boat to the trailer
and place blocks between the
frame members and the axle
inside each wheel. Owners of
lightweight boats might want to
consider letting about half the
air out of the tires, then filling
the boat one-third full of water
to help hold it down. The blocks
between the frame and axle will
prevent damage to the springs
from the additional weight of the
water.
Tie your boat with heavy
lines to fixed objects. Pick a
location that allows you to tie it
from all four directions, because
hurricane winds rotate and
change direction. It can be tied
down to screw anchors secured
into the ground. Do not tie it to' a
tree. As we found out last sum-
mer, even the sturdiest looking
trees can be blown down during
a hurricane.
If you intend to keep your
boat in the water, the following
should be adhered to:
If your boat is kept' at a


marina berth or behind your
home in the water and you
intend to leave it there, double
all lines and rig crossing spring
lines fore and aft. Attach lines
high on pilings to allow for tidal
rise or surge. Make sure lines
will not slip off pilings. Inspect
pilings and choose those that
seem strongest and tallest and
are properly installed. The
longer the dock lines, the better
a boat will be a coping with high
tides. It is important to double
up on all lines and use chafe pro-
tectors at any potential chafe
points.
Cover all lines at rough
points to prevent chafing. Wrap
with tape, rags and rubber
hoses. Install fenders to protect
the boat from rubbing against
the pier, pilings and other boats.
Remove all moveable
equipment such as canvas, sails,
dinghies, radios, cushions,
biminis and roller furling sails.
Lash down everything you can-
not remove such as tillers,
wheels, booms, etc.
Assess the attachment of
cleats, winches and chocks.
These should have substantial
back plates and adequate stain-
less steel bolt sizes.
Batteries should be fully
charged and checked to ensure
their capability to run automatic
bilge pumps for the duration of
the storm. Consider backup bat-
teries. Cut off all devices using
electricity except bilge pumps.
Never leave a boat on davits
or on a hydro-lift.


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REAL ESTATE AUCTION:
House, Commercial Build-
ing/Lot and Vacant Lot in
Ocracoke, NC. Saturday,
June 9. See Website for
More Details. Iron Horse
Auction Company,
(800)997-2248, www.iron-
horseauction.com.


COUNTY CEMETERY (2):
Moore Haven, nice area.
$1200 for both or will sep.
(863)382-8097/381-9677.
RIDGELAWN CEMETERY
Great opportunity for you to
make burial plans and a wise
investment. 2 Burial plots &
a stunningly beautiful solid
granite monument for sale
for less than of the origi-
nal cost. Family purchased a
few years ago & decided not
to use. Please call Chris at
(863)675-6692 for details.


CAT- Found 3 legged cat.
(863)357-3225


AFRICAN GRAY, Last seen
5/22, S. Elmer St. LaBelle,
$200 REWARD for info.
(863)675-8356 or 673-6007
CAT- vic of SW 15th Street &
5th Ave. Dark Siamese
w/white paws. Please call
(863)634-9614
SILVER BRACELET- with 5
stones, vic of CVS Pharma-
cy. Reward (863)634-1860


AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS
2) free to good homes,
863)763-3631


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good homes only!
863-801-1302 or 801-3942.
Okeechobee area
BIMINI TOP: Off 16' Cape
Horn, white, decent shape,
needs cleaned. Call Mike at
850-758-7103 .
BLUE HEELER PUPS (2): 1
male, 1 female. Good hog &
cattle. Free to good homes.
863-835-4857
KITTENS 10 weeks old, to
good home only! Call
(561)261-6421 or
(863)634-0565.
KITTENS- Free to GREAT
Home Only! All colors,
Male/Female. Cute!
(863)801-35.61


AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY!! Start your Driving Ca-
reer Today! Offering courses
in CDL A. Low tuition fee!
Many payment options! No
registration fee!
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Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
E866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
D RAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto, Florida, 34461.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
PLOYMENT: Bulldozers,
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement As-
sistance; Associated
Training Services
(800)251-3274 www.equip-
mentoperator.com.
No Cost Job Training and
Education for youth 16-24!
Train in automotive, busi-
ness, electrical, health occu-
pations-CNA and more!
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or GED at Job Corps.
(888)562-5627.
Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT Get your exam guide
now. (800)709-9754
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
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$10 IS ALL THAT STANDS
BETWEEN YOU AND A GREAT
JOB WITH AVON!!
Call Judy 863-677-0025
CLERICAL: Full-Time, year
round position available at
local agricultural office. Word,
Excel and data entry skills are
necessary. A/P Exp required.
P/R & A/R Experience a plus.
Bi-linguall a plus but not
mandatory. Full benefits after
probationary period. Send
resume to:
J & J Ag Products
P0 Box 70
Clewiston, FI 33440
or a ply at the main office at
T834 Davidson Road.
Telephone No: 863.983.2900
DENTAL ASSISTANT: Experi-
ence preferred but not re-
quired. Please contact
863-983-7361 for an appli-
cation or send resume to:
205 South Gloria St. Clewis-
ton, FL 33440
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV-
ERS- Now Hiring OTR & Lo-
cal Drivers- New Equipment;
Great Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Trans-
port, (877)484-3042.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21, Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.
Drivers: GET MOVI.N'
36-43cpm/$1.20pm Sign On
Bonus $0 Lease NEW Trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
(800)635-8669.
International Cultural Ex-
change Representative:
Earn supplemental income
placing and supervising high
school exchange students.
Volunteer host families also
needed. Promote world
peace! (866)GO-AFICE or
www.afice.org.


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OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more homrnetime!
$.42/mile! Home weekends
and during the week! Run
our Florida Region! Heartland
Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.

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PROFESSIONAL
The School Behavioral Health
Program is seeking several
individuals to provide early
intervention and prevention
services to children attending
a PBC elementary school,
and their families. Interested
candidates must have a
Bachelor's degree (Master's
preferred) in a behavioral
health related field, i.e., so-
cial work, mental health, or
psychology; supplemented
by a minterven. of three yrs. exp. in
a services to childrsetting. Po-
sitions are available through-
out PBC with an expected
start date in early August.
Candidates must pass FDLE
and local background
checks. Starting full-time
salary: $33,270/yr. All posi-
Send resume to: Attn:
HCDPBC, 324 Datura St..
#401, WPB, FL 33401, fax
(561)671-4670 or e-mail to
mployment.ehcdpbc.org.
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
$25,156 ann $12.09 hrly
45 wpm; exc. computer skills
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES
$60,729 ann/Exmpt
Engineer/4 yrs. exp.
BUILDINGINSPECTOR
$20.12 hourly
PLANNER I
$41,862 ann. $21.12 hourly
BA Planning or related field; 2 yrs. exp. DL
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
$39,220.70 ann/Exmpt
BA, 4 yrs. exp. Loan Financing, Comm.Redevel, DL
OFFICE ASSISTANT II
$11.25 hrly
HS/GED; 40 wpm, exc. computer
POOL LIFEGUARD
P/T Temp
$12 hrly
HS/GED, CPR & Lifeguard Cert.
RECREATION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
P/T Temp
$12 hrly
HS/GED, PE & Rec Training
Water Safety, CPR & Lifeguard Cert.
MECHANIC H
$14.24 rly
HS/GED, ASE Refrigerant Cert.
B-CDL
CASHIER
$9.98 hrly F/T & P/T
HS/GED; Exp. 1yr.
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Valid Employment Applications accepted at:
City of Belle Glade Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. West
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
8 am to 5 pm weekdays
www.belleglade-fl.com
Equal Opportunity Employer


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Poker Dealer TAD/Gaming Machine
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Restaurant Server Uniform Room Clerk
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Executive Casino Host
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The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401 K RETIREMENT

NOW HIRING
For Facility Expansion
Correctional Officers
Sergeants
Lieutenants
Captain
Maintenance Clerk
Cook Supervisors
Food Service Clerk
Production Supervisor
Business Office Clerk
Mental Health Specialist
Vocational Instructor -
Culinary Arts

MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer



VIDEOGRAPHER
lo Big Cypress
Reservation


Exp. with video camera operation.
HS diploma or GED. Computer
graphics (+). Videotape events.
Set-up & operation of cameras
2 year video production course
with 1 yr exp. in video production
Valid Florida DL with good record.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
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Need Money
EXPERIENCE
If you are 55 and older
we may have the training


KEECHOBEE COUNTY
- a Job Training?
WORKS CAN HELP
er,with limited or no income,
and employment opportunities
that can help you.
Please Call Jean Carmen for
more information
at
(863)385-3672
Funded by the State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs


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Immediate opening, perform general
clerical duties, accounting & book- I
keeper knowledge required. Must be I
self-motivated and able to multi-task.
Benefits provided.
Apply at site:
808 NW 12th Street
Belle Glade, FL
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The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401K RETIREMENT


* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* CAPTAIN
* SERGEANT (2 AVAILABLE)
* RN
* MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
* SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
* RECREATION SPECIALIST
* LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


LPN I or II (FT,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time ER RN III Staff/Supervisor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS req.
Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. S + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge
or supervisory status. ACLS PALS req.
Per Diem- C.N.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech
Mustpos a vald CNA Cert and ep. montoing rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possessavaiidFL license w/at least l yr. expin areaofexpertise.
Full time Medical Assistant
Must have a medical assistant certification and med-
ical/clinical background to assist physician practice.
Part time- Housekeeper
(Weekends 6am -6:30pm)
1-2 years hospital or hotel experience preferred.
Full time- CT/RadlologIc Technologist
Attended a JRCERT school, must be ARRT registered
with a valid FL License to practice Radiologic
Technology. Must have at least 2 years CT exp.
Full time- Administrative Assistant (Nursing Admin)
Prior hospital or medical office experience preferred.
Must have knowledge of M/S Office programs.
Full time- Materials Specialist
Previous retail and computer exp pref. Must possess a
valid FL Driver's License.
Full time- Patient Acct Representative
Three plusyears In a hospital or medical office setting pref.
Knowledge of third party reimbursements and co-pays pref.
Full time- Cardlopulmonary Director
Current state licensed as an RCP. Must be a current
RRT or become registered within I yr. Prior superviso-
ry exp pref. knowledge of,,M$,Qoffice products. BLS &
ACLS must be completed within I yr of hire.
www.hendryreglonal.org
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


Request for Applications
The Board of Supervisors of th Barron Water Control District is
seeking applicants for the position of General Manager up to
Friday, June 22, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Applicants must have a four year degree from an accredited
college or university or the equivalent in practical experience
in administration or engineering related field and have the
ability to understand the composition, duties, and
responsibilities of a special purpose government agency.
Duties are the oversight of all administration and field
operations, compliance with government regulations,
preparation of annual budget and audit, and all day to day
operations of the District. Salary will be commensurate with
experience. Applications may be obtained at the office of the
District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, FL
33935.
Office hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday
through Friday. The phone number is (863)675-0346.
Barron Water Control District is an equal opportunity employer
and qualified applicants are considered without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status.
Mark D. Colbert
Chairman



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NURSE

Registered Nurses L1
(#64082002)
Public Health Nurse, home visiting
position to improve maternal & child
health outcomes; two years nursing
experience; bi-lingual a plus. Pre-
employment Drug Testing, Background
screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
Call Patt @ 863-674-4041
ext. 135 for more details.
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OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK
ACCOUNTING CLERK- Perform variety of
routine calculating, posting and reconciling
tasks. Requires good math skills and general
accounting/bookkeeping knowledge.

RECEPTIONIST PART-TIME- Provide quality
service by telephone to bank customers.
Answer inquiries, forward calls, perform
light clerical duties.
Apply in person 205 So. W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston
Or Fax (863) 983-5860 or
email: sabbofttoldecypressbank.com
EOE Drug Free Workplace

DRIVER
Get it in gear with Praxalrl 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 apply online at: www.praxalr.com
reference job #0701027.
Must have background check and drug screen.
EOE m/f/d/v
PRAXAIR
www.Praxair.com


Fxcititig Opportunities
Awvait You at...
Glades General
Hospital
FriendlyAimosphere& Relaxing Commute.


Telemetry .......... FT, 8A-8P
ER .................. FT. 8P- A
OB .FT,PT&PRN, 8A-8P&8P-8A


CNA, ER:
Must have FL license and at
one year experience, computer
skills, knowledgeable of med-
ical terminology, great phone
and customer service skills.
Requires CPR certfcation.
DIETITIAN:
Must be a RD or LD. BS
degree with a major in Nutrition
Dietetics or equivalent with
internship or traineeship in a
health care setting. Mim. 2 yrs
exp. Nutrition support exp. a
plus. PT, 32 hrs per week
ER REGISTRATION:
Customer Service Skill, bilin-
gual pref. but not required.
previous exp. in registration in
hospital setting pref.
Knowledge of 3rdl party payors
including Medicaid/Medicare.
HOUSEKEEPER:
Req: Must have at least one
year in housekeeping exp.
and be able to read and
speak English. Position is
Temporary FT.
INPATIENT CODER:
Must be certified as a CCS. Must
speak and comprehend fluent
english language, college gradu-
ate. Minimum ie yrs. inpatient
coding in an acute care facility.
Work days, nights or weekends.
PTw/Benefits
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC:
req. Knowledge of plumbing,
electrical, carpentry, painting, etc.
Preferably at least 2 years of
working in a hospital or equiva-
lent surroundings. Position is Full
Time 8A-4:30P
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
Current Fla. license in 4-5 aborato-
ryareas as an MTorMLT. Previous
hosptaa lory exp. p.efened.
PRN, Flexible hs.
PHARMACIST:
Fl. license, min. 2 yrs hospital
exp., Experience with pharma-
cokinetics, renal adjustment,
MUE, unit inspections & clinical
service, posses excellent com-
munication, customer service,
& computer skills. Requires
weekends. PRN, 7:30a-4:00p
Competitive Pay & Excellent
Benefits
Resume, Fax (561) 993-5627
Email: LRivera@gadesgeneral.org
or apply at:
"'. 1201 S. Main St.,
\ 1 Belle Glade, FL
33430
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YOUNG, ABLE BODIED &
WILLING- Man needs work,
lawn, minor repairs, etc. Has
good ref's. (863)763-1550


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Services



Babysitting '105
Child Care Needed 4 10
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered4'125


$95 & up, Up to 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



GREENHOUSE- Sturdy, W/
trusses, New, 30'x50', Wht
covering, instruct., access.
$6500. 954-258-5008 LaBelle


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DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl2.fl.us


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x1 5, 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



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 665
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
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 9 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




AIR COND- for mobile home,
Lennox 5 ton, 10 KW heat.
like new, paid $4200 asking
$2100 (863)634-0364 Joe
AIR CONDITIONER: New, for
Mobilehome. 3 ton $1800.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339
WINDOW UNITS, (2), 1 Ig., 1
small, both 110v, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858


CHEVY PICK- UP, '54, Good
for restoration. Runs good.
Needs brakes. $1500.
(863)763-1370


CHEST FREEZER, Kenmore
5.0 cu. ft. deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr,
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
(863)673-0920
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
$70. (863)763-8011
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
FREEZER: Small, upright,
works well & clean. $90 or
best offer. 863-634-2724
Call anytime. Okeechobee
MICROWAVE $20. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
239-657-9090.
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, white, $200 or
best offer. (863)946-1138
Moore Haven
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
(863)357-2704
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
sell! 863-634-2724
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS


Insurance 430
Medical Services-435



SHIRLEY'S
CLEANING SERVICE
Will clean homes &
businesses. Licensed.
(863)228-0394


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EXERCISE EQUIP, Treadmill,
manual fast track walker, ex-
ercise bike. $250/all will sep.
(863)801-4949
WEIGHT MACHINE: Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250 neg. (863)357-3773
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away joystick,
exc. cond., $1100.
(863)675-4710



PROPANE TANK: 100 Ibs, 2
years old, over 1 full. $60.
863-763-2232


DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

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202 E. Sugarland Hwy. Acros from Clewiaton Inm)
(863) 902-9494


SCOOTER: Electric, SunL, with
charger, new. $175.
863-357-3779


PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition. $500.
(863)673-0700
PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remote!!!
$650. (863)634-5471
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
Seat, good condition!!!
425. 863-634-5471
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
(863)227-6181


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PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.
WOOD SEALANT: Behr Plus
(5) 5 Gallon containers.
rand new. $250 for all, will
sep. (863)697-2032


CAPTIANS BED- Twin, w/
matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $350. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
CONVERTIBLE CRIB: With
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
TODDLER BED- Fire Truck
Step 2. With mattress. Great
condition. $75.
(863)675-0600


BRIDAL GOWN beaded,
w/veil, new, never worn,
w/tags, designer Cassini.
$800. (863)673-0021.
WEDDING DRESS- from Da-
vid's Bridal. Floor length, sz 4
strapless. Veil & fullness slip
incld $500. (863)946-0307
WEDDING GOWN, Ivory, Size
6-8, Straight fit. $300.
(863)634-4888


ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



COMPUTER/PRINTER, Dell,
19" monitor, CD burner, Win-
dows ME, $200. Call
(772)461-8822.
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Older IBM, Win-
dows, power cords, works.
$60 (863)674-0212


BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
(863)467-5616
BEDROOM SET, Wicker, head-
board, dresser w/mirror & 2
night stands, great shape.
$100 (863)634-5861
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 or best offer.
(863)946-3265
COUCH & RECLINING CHAIR-
good shape, red/tan, $75
(863)763-3631
DRESSER: 6 drawers, folding
doors in center, mirror. $100
or best offer. 863-467-9892
DRESSER w/Match Chest of
Drawers & Mirror. Full size
bed frame. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 (937)728-1344
END TABLES (2) Glass Top.
Curved legs. $70 for both,
will sep. (863)946-3265
FURNITURE: House full! Too
much to list! $2000 for all.
863-805-2877
GLIDER- good condition, hard-
ly used, $25 (863)675-2503
HEADBOARD: Solid oak wood,
fits regular queen beds.
$25.863-763-3286
LOVESEAT: 66", white, good
condition. $50.
(863)612-9831
LR SET: Complete, couch, 2
chairs w/ ottomans, coffee
table, 2 end tables & 2
lamps. $300.863-763-8906
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided illow top. $299.
(561)844-1942.
PARSONS CHAIRS (2): Con-
temporary. Florida colors:
Aqua, Pink & Cream. Exc
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
SOFA & CHAIR $60. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
239-657-9090.
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelle
SOFA, Sectional, Maroon,
Large w/ End recliners. 3
yrs. old. Very clean. Prefect
cond. $250 (937)728-1344
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773
TWIN BED, with mattresses &
rails, good condition. $80
(863)634-5861



GOLF EQUIP: Complete set of
clubs, cart & bag, 1-9, pitch-
ing wedge, putter, 1 doz golf
balls. $50.863-675-6178



LYMAN 54 caliber Great Plains
Rifle, mint cond., all acces-
sories, A Steal! $400.
(772)460-0817
SHOT GUN, 12 gage, pump,
Remington, $200.
502-931-8101


PENDANT LIGHTS (3) all for
$55 or will sell separate
(863)763-1884



SWING- 2x4, A frame, Good
condition. $100.
(863)801-4949
TABLE & 4 CHAIR SET, out-
side, steel, cushions & roll
u umbrella w/stand, $125.
(863)946-1284


LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL
(863)357-8788



AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
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.
GENERATOR: Honda, 11HP,
GX340 engine Master 6000
watt, 8 gal tank. Paid $1500.
$750.850-758-7103
MOVING OUT? NATIONWIDE,
FULL SERVICE MOVER.
Reasonable rates. Quality
service. No hidden costs.
One item or whole house.
We do it ALL! Licensed and
insured. Family-owned and
operated. Gucci Transport
Movers DOT#777059. Make
your BEST MOVE now.
(800)634-3860.
Remove your criminal record
and travel abroad starting
from $95. We can help 24/7.
www.americanpardons.com
(800)360-8763.
TELESCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") aperture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $50 for all.
863-467-0987
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(8 0 0 ) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
(Lic.#CBC010111)
WELDING BENDER, Metal,
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451


AMERICAN PIT Bull Terrier -
female, 14 mths old, ADBA
reg., solid dark red, needs
home. $200. (863)634-6601
AQUARIUM, 100 gallon with
stand, $200 (863)228-2123
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with many
access. Like new wood
stand. $375.(302)634-2378
or after 5 at (302)357-3092
BIRD CAGE: Large, wrought
iron, black, w/ playpen on
top. $35. 863-528-3235 W.
Frostproof
CHIHUAHUA, blk/tan, male, 7
month old. 5 lbs. $200.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBele area.
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1/
years old, black & tan, CKC,
housebroken, all shots to
date. $200 (863)801-1302
DOG KENNEL, 6'x12', 8' high,
$125. (863)946-1284
IMPERIAL SHIH TZU: Male,
21/2 years, black & white, has
papers, 81bs. $300 stud fee.
561-261-6651
JACK RUSSELL, Male, not
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
PIT BULL PUPPY, 3 mo. old,
male w/health certificate.
$300. (863)673-2314
POODLE, White, 2 yr. old,
Male w/papers. All shots.
$450. (863)634-4549

Promote healing &
hairgrowth on dogs & cats
without steroids. Use Happy
Jack Skin Balm, Itch No
More Shampoo &
Tonekote.



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HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981 Call after 5
pm


AIR COMPRESSOR- 7.5 hp
with Kohler engine on 2 cyl
compressor. $425. Or best
offer. (863)699-2971
AIR COMPRESSOR, Industrial,
220V, Single phase motor,
200 psi working pressure.
$1200. (863)467-9833
COMPRESSOR- Campbell
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373
SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.
(863)357-5754


XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.,
863-673-2726


Agriculture



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



APPALOOSA GELDING 5
yrs. old, skittish, but aims to
please, sweet guy. $850
firm. (863)673-6829
BLUE ROAN STALLION- 1 1/2;
friendly, halter and lead
broke, $500 or best offer
(863)673-0065
FILLY, Paso Fino, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $600 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee
QUARTER HORSE: Bay, 8 mo.
old. $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6725 Telina
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
.EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 52HP, 21" cut, dual
blade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150. 850-758-7103
MANTIS TILLER: $150.
863-763-5039
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)634-1479.
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
165 Hydro, $550
(863)675-4710 or
239)290-1133
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-,6181


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



EFFICIENCY APARTMENT,
private drive, private en-
trance. (863)946-0004 or
(863)227-6155.
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. util's & appls, 2 person
max. Can be used for office.
$1050/mo. (863)946-3333
\


RENTAL: 2 STORE FRONTS
BHR, Office or Retail, High
traffic area. Reasonably
priced! (863)610-1120



BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
2/ba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, inci washer/
dryer. Furnished upon request.
Walking-distance to Lake
Okeechobee & Roland Martin's
Marina in Clewiston.
Call for more information.
732-496-5454



3Br 2Ba Foreclosure!
$30,000! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
4/BR Foreclosure $14,000!
6BR/4BA Only $27,000!
Stop Renting! More Homes
Available from $10,000! For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5669.
AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
FURNISHED WEEKLY REN-
TALS, w/Util. Construction
Worker friendly $150. & up.
Moore Haven
863-946-3636 or
863-509-0096
HOUSES IN LABELLE (2):
Both on secluded acreage.
3br/1ba on 2.5 ac. $1000/mo.
3br/2ba on 8 ac. w/pool.
$1100/mo. Ref's & sec. req'd.
863-675-6652/239-297-5864
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr.
5BR/3Ba Foreclosure!
$222/mo! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS. W/D,
Basic Dish Network service in-
cluded. $1200/mo. Lease op-
tion avail. 954-775-5875
Never Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16,600! Only
$199/Mo! 2/BR $10,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $825 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.








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




OFFICE SPACE: Available for
rent in Clewiston.
Call (863)983-2121
Se Renta Officinas
en Clewiston.
Llamar a (863)983-2121
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
in Clewiston.
Call (863)983-2121


GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $449 plus Utilities

Call 902-1577
TDD #1-800-955-8771
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity


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 Inspection 1060
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 or best offer. Motivat-
ed Seller. (863)885-1718


4/BR Foreclosure $14,0001
6BR/4BA Only $27,000!
More Homes Available from
$10,000! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
CLEWISTON, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
gar., 2.5 ac. New '2006,
2 5 0 0 0 0
305-423-5334/561-719-6207
LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near
Courthouse. Lg. rms, Top Area
$199,500. or Annual Lease
$1800 Owner. 863-675-1107

LEHIGH ACRES, 2br/2ba, new
appliances, roof & much
more.- Financing available
w/approved credit. $162,500
(239)839-1135
Palm Harbor Homes 30th An-
niversary Sale! Huge Dis-
counts, Easy Financing. 0%
Down when you own your
land. Hurry while this offer
lasts!!! (800)622-2832.

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MOORE HAVEN
Adjacent to Courthouse
Will Divide
Zip Code 33471, City block
next to courthouse, govern-
ment center, high school,
500+ ft. on US #27, Ideal
for Bank, Fast Food, Law,
Medical, Retail, Realtor,
Insurance, etc.
Call owner- Pat




So. Central 2+ Acre Lake Ac-
cess Was $179,900 NOW
S$79,900. Located in private
gated lakefront community.
Lake views. Excel Fin. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x 2008.


Easy owner financing to
qualified buyer... wooded
1.08 acre in Montura Estates
Hendry County, lots of priva-
cy, zoned mobile home or
single family residence, 20%
down, $442 month, pur-
chase price $46K. Will con-
sider less cash offer.
863-675-3376 Iv. message.
LOTS FOR SALE
In Montura Ranch
We finance with little down.
Call (863)983-2121 for info.
LOTS FOR SALE In Montura.
We Finance w/ Little Down.
Call (863)983-2121
Terenos Listos para
Construction.
Financiamento Disponible.
Llamar a (863)983-2121
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classifieds



1 MILE CREEKFRONT! 55+
acres- $199,900. Beautiful
pasture with 1 + mile along
creek. 2 working barns,
fenced for cattle. West Tenn.
Potential to subdivide. Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(866)685-2562, x. 1257 TN
Land & Lakes.
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WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
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chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
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Investment acreage. CHERO-
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REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
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free brochure
(800)841-5868.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. Inclds Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.
(863)223-2091


MOOREHAVEN, Air condi-
tioned, Dish Network, utilities
included. $500/mo. $300
dep. (863)946-0355










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licensed & Islured
CG-CO60556
Office: 863-983-3188
Cell: 863-599-0938
330 W Sugarland Hwy. Unit 7 Clewiston, FL 33440


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,tigation system $400,000
Hiuntingi Club !,.-i corner
1,25 W45K '
'Huntrig Club .... S43K
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Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's,
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.

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1) ,,,l.,.,', t Estrtes 3/2/1 CBS
Home, Stainless steel appli-
ances, tiled through out Only
$185K Call Luan
Wakeri B 2)Brand New 2006 CBS home in
Est.Reaer Montura on 1.25 acres. 3/2,
tiled through out, new fence on
863677-1010 property $244;900 Call Enrique,
W ,. I .1 ',.:/J ,, i ,,1,. $135K
,,'.us r, b. *,.'* t ,. \ I1 3BD
4: kl- 1 1i (. L- 3/2, Jacuzzi Bath,
tcn .JL bh,:kiard, metal roof,
Sa corner lot .159K
5) miestmnent Oppo tnnity 2/2 tBass &
863677-1013 Sun Condo near pool. Furnished
* $145K Call Ashley
6) Osceola lifaifil 4/2 Spacious
home on North Side
MLS#200709397 Call Glenn or
Sarah
Ashley P.
Wood, GRI 7) Just Reduced Bank Forechosure
Investor's Dream! CBS 3/2 -426
861228-1132 Trinidad $124.9K Bring All
Offers! Call Sam or Ashley.
1 P, ne'er I',i,.:,,ii 3/2 Log
ia in.t ile throughout, metal
front & back porch
""K Call Enrique
Glenn A scPionar2/2 House great
starter or weekend get away. Only
863-983508 $205K Call Enrique
10) A Real Home 3/2 on 1+ acre in
MRE $I10K MLS# 2"ri--,,l"
Call Glenn or Sarah
11) REDUCED Sugarland Estates
3/2/1 CBS (2005) Split Plan,
Sarah A. Fenced. Tiled thru out. Call


13) Lakeport -' -' 2 CBS Home on
25+ acres 2 acres planted w/ oak
trees. Perfect for nursery
14) ianmdyman Special Indian Hills
I 3/2 Call Glenn or Sarah


Very Secluded. 21'i Call Luan
16) New I' i phura Ave.
2bd/lba., I.N ', : a great
starter home $109,900.00 Call
Enrique
17) Rednied! 3/2 home, 2422 sqft.
Recently remodeled ,21 s.'n
Move in Ready < .1il Luan


o11nuntc. Ir ii Lj'k "'r ii.
Tile thru out. $249K Call Luan
19)New Listing. Over 3600 sq.ft. on
1.25 Acres 4/3 Home with living
roornm, family room and den. New
kitchen $399k. You must see this
one to believe it,
N14w Construftiqni Homes
1) G'et Pre Constuction Prices 3/2
(B:S r I,ni.. .1 car gar. Texas
Ave. Lutz Builders $151.3K
Call Luan.
2) riil' l,,i,,il, 3,000+ sq.ft
home -'2. 2 on 1.25 Acres Call
Glenn or Sarah
3) Owner Financing Brand New
3/2 on 1.25 acres in Montura


Waterfront Homes
1) Caloosahatchee River 3/2, boat
lift & dock. basement,
immaculate and pristine for
$411.iHIMLS #2'r :.i 1
Mobie Homtes
1) M roore Ir 1 S.ious 4/2
MH i w/ SQOLD t porch.
$141K MLS#200676119
Call Glenn or Sarah
2) Artl.awrence 3/2 MH on.3.13
Acres just outside out of town!
S11LS # ;2# ''"<
3) Smininoe Manor 2/2, Brick
iSALPENDING ,i
2 die 4 Only $77,500.
4) Rabulos 55+ Co..'. ni in
Moore Haven. Many amenities
Furnished only $14Kl Call
Ashley
5) A New Bqginning Spacious
3/2 200(5 1 \\,MI security sys-
tem equipped on 1.25 ac wi/
beautiful pines. $144,900
MLS# 200672747 Call Enrique
6) 3/2 Mobile home on 2.01ac.
Property is fenced on North
and east side. New deck will be
completed soon. Only i1. l
Call Maribel
7) Midstate. 3 Bedroom Spacious
Home with fenced yard $79K
Call Glenn or Sarah
8)Here's The Home YIu Have
Been Looking For? A 3/2
DWMH on the lake at
S h,,,-.- r Es. tat.es.$8.o 9o


9)Ynur Dream tird! 3/2 DWMI I
on 1.25 acres, next to canal
$112K Call Glenn or Sarah
10) 4/2 MH on Hacienda,
screened porch, $114,750. Call
Charmaine
11) NEWLISTING! 4/2 home,
fenced, w/shed, & beautiful back-
yard scenery M # -'1 #2, I
Call Glenn

12) Ladeca! 5 ac. zoned A-2.
prop. incl. 1990 2/1 MH ask-
ing $135K Call Sam

13) I Iri.,-k' 3/2 new deck,
2'SALE PENDING,"
lCi a .'' k all Sam
Dcint L"nd
1)Buy 5 or 20ac .5ac parcels in
Ladeca, asking $95K each Call
Sani
2) Montura Lots starting at $27K
Call Enrique
'.1ei-e,.I, Clewison vacant lot
'm2 u,'il MLS# n riF043 57 Call
Glenn or Sarah
4)2 Ac. Cared on Davidson Rd.
$140K MLS# 200693222 Call
Glenn or Sarah
5) CR833 2.5 acres possible
commercial $89,000 Call
Glenn or Sarah
6) GmatDL in Montura! Call Sam
7) 210 S. til dSt. $31.5K Call Sam
Commercial
1 ) A 20 -,,r 2I.,i P. i ,lm -[r.
,SALErPENDING'


2) Harlem vacant lot asking
S2', Call Glenn or Sarah

3) Motumra 1.04 acres asking
S-. 'Kx Call Glenn or Sarah

4) Commerical Building w/ Over
5000(X) sq.ft on ac. (oodxx lockxation
tbr only $175K Call Glenn

For Rent Call Luan
1) Rent New Consturction ., 2
car garage. 1.25 acres. Jineette
off Horse Club, rent to Own
$1,500 per month
2) New Cocs .2/1 1/2 $900) per
month lyr. lease.
3) Great Location -Il 1 'sh.\ on
Northside $2,300 per month.


This Week

Sat. June


4) 836 Thatcher Blhd. $1.,200
month w/ $1.200 Security
Call Luan
5) 611 Orange Rd. Available
June I.,REN',TED,,-,,t,.
$850 security deposit
6) Office Space Available Each
office measures 150+ sq. ft.
$400 per month. Call Luan
7) Secure Self S'..,. 4 units
available. Call for more iiimr-
mation.
8) 4/2 with pool on. 3 acres, 2
miles outside of town.12 ''
per month. Call Luan







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COASTAL GEORGIA 24.29
Acres- $99,900. Beautiful
trees, pasture for horses,
loaded with wildlife. Easy ac-
cess to 1-95. Short drive to
GA coast. Long road front-
age- potential to subdivide.
Excellent financing. CALL
NOW (800)898-4409 x
1277.
Coastal Georgia 40.5 acres
on private cul-de-sac loaded
w/ trees & wildlife. Great ac-
cess to 1-95 & coast. Poten-
tial to subdivide. Bring the
horses! Only $169,900. Ex-
cellent financing. Call Now
(800)898-4409 x1282.
Developer's Closeout Sep-
tember 29th- 20% off al-
ready low pre-construction
pricing. Lots & condos
available w/ water, marsh,
golf, nature views starting at
70k's. 1yr. no payment op-
tions. (877)266-7379
www.cooperspoint.com.
EUFALA AL WATERFRONT
Gated community 2 hours
from Atlanta & the Coast. 1
to 3 acres from the $50's.
Fishing, boating, swimming
& more. Clubhouse, boat
slips, nature trails.
(866)882-1107.
LAKE LOT BARGAIN 1 +
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$34,900. Nicely wooded lake
access property in brand
new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts available. Call
(800)704-3154, x. 1241.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake in E. Ten-
nessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.


LAKE SEATON GEORGIA 1st
TIME OFFERED. 1.96 Acres
$110,900; 3 Acres LAKE-
FRONT $147,900. Beautiful
views and frontage on Lake
Seaton. Black-topped roads,
underground utilities. Only
43 miles to Atlanta, GA.
Don't miss out on Pre-Grand
Opening Pricing!
(888)952-6347.
Lakefront Community, Boone
Lake, Northeast Tennessee.
Fully amenitized, spectacular
views, conveniently located
near Tri-Citles. Final home-
site release $85,900+, ex-
cellent incentives.
www.grandeharbor.info
(888)295-2537 Grand Vi-
sion, Inc.
Mountain Community on
Tuckasegee River, NC. Pri-
vate community, dramatic
views, exceptional weather
and recreation. $250,000+,
incentives. Riverfront sites
still available!
(866)464-5885 www.water-
dancenc.com, High Vision,
LLC.
NANTAHALA LAKE LOT with
old fish camp and 2/BR sep-
tic permit, close to public
boat ramp. $225,000.00 Val-
leytown Realty http://valley-
townrealty. c o m
(800)632-2212 valleytown-
realty@verizon.net.
NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10
acre tracts in last phase of
popular gated mountain
community with great view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, $69,500 and up, call
now (866)789-8535.
Southwest Georgia land for
sale. Too many to list go to:
www.landandtimber.net
SGLT Realty.


NEW! Coastal GA Community
Homesiles up to 4.5 acres.
Marshfront with long range
views & 150 year old live
oaks. 14 miles north of the
FL state line. Shown by ap-
. pointment. Call
(866)432-7320.
S. CENTRAL ALABAMA WA-
TERFRONT LAND SALE!
GRAND OPENING SATUR-
DAY JUNE 23RD. ONE DAY
ONLYI Gorgeous property,
great prices, come see for
yourself! Water access from
Just $19,900 Paved Roads,
U/G Utilities, Excellent Fi-
nancing! Call Now and re-
serve a priority appointment
(877)457-5263 ext. 1007.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele in-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
TENNESSEE- NORRIS LAKE
lots, cabins & condos
available. Luxurious, rustic
setting. Investment rentals or
year- round living. www.The-
illowsAtTwinCove.com
Sherry Shope, Gables &
Gates, Realtors
(800)488-9191.
Timber Company Sell- Off! 20
acres- $39,900. Subdivision
Potential! Big mountain
acreage with views. 1 mile to
Nacklaus designed golf
course. Close to Tennessee
River & recreational lake.
Creekfronts available, Excel-
lent financing. Free call
(866)685-2562, x. 1201.
WNC MOUNTAINS. We have
what you are looking for-
Rivers, Lakes, Mtns &
Acreage. Owner financing.
Perfect for log cabin. Call to-
day (800)699-1289 or
www.riverbendlakelure.com.



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BRAND NEW 3BR, 2BA, Dou-
blewide, in S. Clewiston, Avail
Now! $850/mo. & $850 de-
posit. (863)673-1363
MOORE HAVEN, 2br, 1.5ba.
New interior. Central A/C.
$795. mo. or lease option.
(863)946-3376
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the clasalfleds



CASA MOBIL DOUBLE, 4
cuartos/2banos. $59,900.
Lista para ser ovicada en su
Propedad. Finaclamento de-
sponible. Llame
863-675-4442
CASA MOBIL precious mas va-
Jos on el sur este $49,900
3/2banos. Llames para mas
info. 863-675-4848
LAKEVIEW TRAILER PARK:
Lot 8, 3br/1V2ba.
-$13,000-
863-228-3897
LIKE NEW 16x80 3br/2ba,
Wind Zone III. Set up includ-
ed. $36,900. Very low down
payment. (863)675-4848
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New appl.,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $124,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
MOORE HAVEN, For
Sale/Lease option. Single
wide. 2br/1.5ba. Very clean!
$64,900. (863)946-3376
NEW 32X80 DOUBLEWIDE
Homes of Merit. Lowest
price in SW FL. Call for more
info (863)675-8888
NEW
3br/2ba Doublewide.
$49,900. Set up on your lot
Call 863-675-8888
NEW
4 br/2ba D/W $59,900.
Total price on your lot. Easy
financing. (863)675-8888


ORTONA- 3br/2ba Manufac-
tured home with extra Ig.
master Bd, garden tub, chain
link fenced 80 xl100 lot,
10X 12 shed, screened Lanai,
carport, concrete dr.,
city sewer watere, 1'/2 lots
from river. $145,000 neg.
239-438-5287
TRAILER SENCIO como nuebo
de zona III 16x80 3/2banos
$36,900. Llame ahorra
(863)675-8888
WE HAVE HOME & LAND
PKG'S AVAIL. Very easy
financing with very down pay-
ment. Drastically Reduced.
(863)675-8888


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campea/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)885-2166
ALUM 14' V BOTTOM: 18hp
motor, like new trailer, excel-
lent condition. $1175 nego-
tiable..(863)763-4680
BASS BOAT, Ranger'82, 175
Mariner, Ranger trailer (new
tires) like new tolling motor.
$2500 neg. (863)697-9704
BAYLINER CARPI- '85, 19',
350 eng. OEM out drive. Runs
good. Very dependable. Needs
TLC. $3500. (863)699-2971
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
$700. 239-340-2833
ORLANDO CLIPPER 20',
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
(863)675-4968. LaBelle.
POLARIS WATERCRAFT-
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incld. $2500. or best offer.
(561)951-2374
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$750 (863)467-8038


GMC '79, For parts. $300 for
whole thing or will part out.
(863)612-5676


HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER- en-
closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, $2000
(863)674-0898/517-1019
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
$5500. (863)673-0700



KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -
1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
(863)467-2885
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633
YAMAHA BLASTER '94, New
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
15-353-3032 Lawrence


KEYSTONE- '01, 29', Sleeps 6,
Loaded. Great condition.
$8900. (239)293-5928 Im-
mokalee


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



CAMERO RS- '97, Cony. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle


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91 Acura Integra $1,200!
Only $44 / Mol Police Im- CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
pounds Available from $29 / Only 100K mis. $2200.
Mo! $0 down 36 months @ (863)673-2314
19% apr. For listings Call SUZUKI SAMURAI '87, Excel-
(800)366-9813x9271. lent shape, would make
CADILLAC FLEETWOD: '85, great buggy. $2500
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather (863)634-1545
int. Cruise, NC, p/w, p/s, p/I. -
$2500. 239-324-5756 Pat/e ai
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl., CARPET, brand new, out of
auto., everything works, '07E, Frd era duw, y uCe
$2500 (863)634-6235 '07 Ford Superduty Crew
$2500 (86334-62Cab, charcoal, perf. cond.,
CHRYSLER SEBRING- '01, $400 neg. (863)697-0328
Good condition. Needs mo- CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
tor. $500. or best offer. $100. (863)673-5883
(863)697-3008CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
DODGE INTREPID: 1996, Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
great shape. Moving, must voys. $1000. or best offer.
sell. $800. 863-885-2166 863-634-5888
(863T)i3-.5R ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
ERU Fie-i 1 0 hrs, w/engine stand,
tiW5nan Runn i $2500 firm or trade
04 t $110 ) (863)674-0898 / 517-1019
FORD FOCUS SE '03: 4 cyl., JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
new tires, 37k, exc. cond. parts. $150. 863-528-3235
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251 W. Frostproof
after 4pm. Okeechobee OIL COOLER KIT: New, large,
MAZDA '91, 4 cyl., manual for airboat or GM cars. Re-
trans., everything works, duced to $50. Please call
$2500 or best offer. (863)610-1120.
(863)634-6235, RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta- Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
tion Wagon, Runs and Ds and Drives door, tan, $600. Neg.
great. $800. (863)357-2370 (863)697-0328
or(863)634-1324 RUNNING BOARDS: Ford,
OLDS CUTLASS '95- runs polyurethane, fits '99 & up Su-
good, good work car, asking perduty Ford Crew Cab, $400
$900 or best offer neg. (863)763-3555
(863)228-2123 SUPER SWAMPERS TSL, (4)
SCION TC, '06, less than 5k tires, 13x38x16, w/4 16x10
mi., auto, like new 1 owner Extreme Rock Crawler Rims,
$15,800. (863)697-6455 $800 for all. (863)763-0665
askforDoris TIRES (2), Goodyear,
TOYOTA CORROLLA 1990 4 235/45/R17. Good condi-
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch tion. $75 (863)634-9696 or
$600. 863-673-4942 or (863)467-7453
239-693-4942 TIRES (4): 30 x 9.50 R15. All
terrain. $100.863-805-2877
sold, advetise In then UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
classifleds. Ft., $300. (863)634-7706


TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
Goodrich. $100.
(863)634-7765
TONNEAU COVER- Fits full
size 8ft bed. Off a '93 Ford.
Dark green $400.
(863)467-2885
TOOL BOXES (2) 1 Brand New
and 1 Used. $100.
(863)528-4444
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492 .
CHEVY S10 2001, Club Cab
LS, Runs great! 5 spd.
$6500. Call (863)261-6425
CHEVY SILVERADO0 1500, '98,
ext. cab, 350 V8 auto, w/tow
pkg., all power, am/fm/cd,
1st $3,000 takes It.
(863)287-1650 askfor Mike
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
(863)467-6238
FORD F150: 1993, 4WD, cold
a/c, runs great! $2500 or
best offer. 239-324-3892
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, Runs good, with tool box
$700. 863-234-9901 or
234-9901.



FORD F250: 1990, 7.3 Diesel,
standard transmission, 4x4.
$2500 or best offer. Call
(863)699-2971.
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
(863)612-0938
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Great
gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627


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(863) 983-8979 Brokr Asodate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228.0023
RESIDENTIAL 4BR, 2BA Reduced to $3(00IK 1.25 acres $115,000
3BR, 1BAHarlem $74.5K 3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole 3BR&alJiV(WPWMH
3BR, jto Reduced $240,000 $129.9K
$'39, 3BR, 2BA pool Ridgeview Woodlands S/D 2.28 acres
Condo Bass Capital $159K add #1 $349,900 with SWMH $170,000
3BR, 1BA Corner Lot 4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished
$173,000 North-side $359,000 M tVAC TLAND
3BR, 2BA Brick home 4BR, 2BA with pool M Lot in Sherwood $24,900
ReducW IW I Ridgeview #2 $279,900 Montura 1. 25 a cl re lots
Pre-const. wn Homesavail. Call for Listings.
Pre-com $199,900 -MOBILE HOMES Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
Sfrom $199,900 4BR,2BA, DWMH $134,900 Woodlands S/D 2 lots
4BR 2BA New Home95,000 Pioneer SWMH on 2.5 reduced to $32,500 each
Reduced to $295,000 acres $135,000 2.23 acres Pioneer $69,900
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm Pionaeer 4BR, 3BA DWMH Pioneer 7 lots $56,500
$249,000 M in 10 acres $325,000 Pioneer 11 lots together
3BR, 2BA 2006 Modularin3BR, 2 S05,900 $45,000 each
Montura Reduced $169,900 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes
Montura 3BR, 2BA CBS $119,900 COMMERCIAL
Home on 1.04acres $249,900 3BR, 2BA DWHM Cabinet Shop 4800 sq.ft.
3BR, 2BA with pool Sherwood $79,000 & Apt. $200,000
$289,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH screened
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K porch Ridgdill Rd. $125,000 FOR RENT
3BR, 2BA w/den $299,000 3BR, 2BA with extras on 2BR, 21/2BA Townhomes
2BR, 1BAw/ fireplace $140K lake $120,000 near marina $1,500 per
4BR, 3BA w/ pool $275K 3BR 2BA Matxa DWIMH month includes utilities


CENTRAL MOBILE HOMES
OF CLEWISTON
2160 W. HWY. 27
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
PHONE 863-983-4663

1. PRICED TO SELL, 2006 Scotbilt
D.W, 28x60 3/2, Family Room,
Living Room, Super Kitchen
$62,900.00

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O ilili lans $65,900.00

3. BLOWOUT PRICE Clayton
Singlewide, 2/2, 14x60 Must See
$37,500.00

4. CLEARANCE, Clayton D.W. 3/2,
28x44 Perfect Starter Home
$57,500.00

ALL HOMES INCLUDE, DELIVERY,
SET-UP, TIE DOWN, NEW AC,
SKIRTING & STEPS

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CLEWISTON
*3/2.5 ExecutiveHome on Bayberry Loop,
over 3000 sq ft. Reduced to $449,900
'3/2.5 Ridgewood Subdivison, 4 car
garage, large pool, & more. $439,000
-4/3 CBS Custom Built Hone on lake,
over 3200 sq ft. Priced to Sell $399,000
*4)3 Popaih Circle, Lrg pool/patio,
view of lake from every mroun. $389,000
-4/2.5 CBS w/brick, rg lot $249,900
*3V2 CBS huone w/split floor phlan, fenced
yards, an caer lot, $170,W000
*W'2 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*212 MH, Seminale Manor, carport,
dbl garage, furnished. $125,000
*3/2 MH Ridgdill Rd. waterfront lot,
feared. Reduced to $120,000
*3/3 MH w/Ltg Screened Porch. Semliale
Mmtor. $120,000 Make Offer
*32 Log Sided MH, WVaeeont with Seawml,
.48 mre ft fed .Piced to san @ $31 9,900
"32 MHoaxJoaas Buiet, wuenItimt $91,000
*4,2 MI an Genr St., 2 lots can be diviesk
MUST SELL (@, $88,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*3/2 2005 CBS Home, Moore Haven.
Readyto Move In $190,000
S312 '05 CBS Home SHIP Eligille $169,000


*22 Mim Had)x; 55+ CoomurnunityupWgradew &
extra galore! Call Todayl $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH w/rg sunroom.,
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
*2 MHn-LIkepOt with direct La 0" Access
Redaciad to $109,000 Ownesr Moeiated
*32 MK,& iempla c.cal&ety& 4 enced.$92,S00
*1/1 Sportsmans Village. 55+ Community.
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
June 8, 2007
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Jimmy Webb:
Miscellaneous boxes, water pump,
computer w/printer, and gas blower.
Property of Lisa WIggins:
Bedroom setw/matiresses,
dining room chairs & sofa.
Property of Odensa Sider:
2 TV's, baskets of clothes, refrigerator,
TV stand, computer, stereo system,
speakers, small refrigerator a/c unit,
DVD's, misc. oxes &
misc. household items.
214306 CGS 5/31;6/7/07
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board Finance Committee will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, June 14th, at 1p.m. in the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 524 West Sagamore
Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
216170 CGS 6/7/07


.I Pb ic Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OFTHE
STATE OF FUORA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP
Plaintiff
vs. CASE N.07-.CA.11
HARVEY L. RICHARDSON; RONNIE
MCKEEHAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RONNIE MCKEEHAN: JULIE
MCKEEHAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JULIE MCKEEHAN; IF LING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LEINORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND OTH-
ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; AMERICAN
GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.:
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES CREDITORS,
LEINORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;
Defefidant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given tat. pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, In the Circuit Court of Glades
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate In Glades County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 12, RE-SUBDIVISION OF TRACT 1
AND 1A BUCKHEAD RIDGE ACRES
UNIT NO. 1 IN SECTION 35, TOWN-
SHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 127, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
2000 SKYLINE
VIN 9P610456MA80235022
2000 SKYLINE
VIN 9P610456MB80235088
A/V/A
12 Bass St BHR
Okeechobee, FL 34974
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, South entrance of the
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J Moore
Haven, FL 33471 at 11:00 AM, on
June 14, 2007.
DATED this 21st day of May, 2007.
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 21st day of May, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: JenniferBevi s
Deputy Ciek
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1900, peonuo
needing a spac aeoemmedMaim U
participate In h M preelM Oq
contact the ASA Cieludlatera Iatmr
than seen (7) tdh lirw 1I 5t pr-.
ceadlngi nfhurInglo Ilouleedtlu
call (BOO) 955-9771 (TOD) Sr
(800) 955- 770 voicece, a F Rt
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa,FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Attomeys for Plaintiff
214515CGS 05/31:06/07/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIEETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 06 CA 486
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
$3,043.00 US CURRENCY and
1991 MAZDA -
VIN: JM3LV5220M0335489

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALTON LOCKETT
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that MIKE SCOTT, as
Sheriff of Lee County, has filed a for-
feiture proceeding in the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit In and
for Lee Coonty, Florida requesting that
the $3,043.00 and 1991 Mazda VIN:
JM3LV5220M0335489 be forfeited to
the Pettioner, CLEWISTON POLICE
DEPARTMENT, for the use and benefit
of the CLEWISTON POLICE DEPART-
MENT.
You are further advised that the CLEWIS-
TON POUCE DEPARTMENT is present-
ly holding the above described.
You are required to file a copy of your
written defenses, I any, to said forfei-
ture action on BARRY R. HILLMYER,
PA., Petitioner's attorney, whose ad-
dress Lee County Sheriffs Department,
Legal Division 14750 Six Mile Cypress
Parkway, FL Myers, FL 33912, by mall
within 30 days of first publication, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
Court either before service on Petition-
ers attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint or Pettiton.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By:/S/S, Hammond
Deputy Clerk
BARRY R. HILLMYER, RA.
Attorney for Petitioner
Lee County Sheridfs Office
14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
FL Myers, FL 33912
239-447-1294
: BBarry R.Hillmyer
Ta. Bar #372129
214245 CGS 5/31;6/7/07
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District Board of Supervisors will
meet at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, June
28, 2007, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Flori-
ta. The purpose of this meeting Is to
d. discuss and rellminarily adopt next
fiscal years (10/1/07-9/30-08) pro-
posed operating budget and conduct
other routine business requiring action
by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
The final budget and village rate will be
advertised, reviewed, and adopted dur-
ing .ubllc hearings In September,
William Dunbar



Th Couny Hosital Authority
Board o Directors wlcoduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, June14th,at2p.m. inthe Con-
ferenct Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 524 West Sagamore
Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
216175 CGS 61/7/07

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I Puli Notice


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBUC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
application(s) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
United States Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440,
has submitted Application 070419-10 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area
Works of the District Permit 50-00018-E. The project is comprised of 70,163.06
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Bolles, North New
River, West Palm Beach, Hillsboro, Miami, Ocean, and L-1 East Canals and the pro-
tect is located in Sections 1-14,16,18,21, Townships 44,45 South, Ranges 34,35
EasL
James D Hull (Golden Ox) PO Box 1235, Lehigh Acres, FL 33970, has submitted
Application 070425-27 for modification of Environmental Resource Permit
26-00768-P for 1284 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to
the Deer Fence Canal and the project Is located in Sections 3,10, Township 46
South, Range 32 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by writing to the South FlRodda Water Managemer .District, Attn: Environmen-
t1al Resour ReRegulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but
such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested In order to remain advised f further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after re-
wing the staff report.
216217 CGS6/7/07


GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2007 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
AND
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands, located within the boundaries of
the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be
held on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 8:30 a.m., at the Sugar Farms Co-Op, Atlantic
Sugar Mill Road, BeIle Glade, Florida, forthe following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s)
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence Immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting Is to transact any and all business that may come before
the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings, ha/she will need a record of the
proceeding, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a vertim
record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate n this meeting because of a disability or
physical impairment should contact the District's Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at
(561)655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
ATED this 4th day of June, 2007.
BY: Charles F. Schoech, Esq.
216046 CGS 6/7,14/07
I1
SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2007 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Is sched-
1. ElestAng Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may property come before the meeting.
The Boeard of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
urpos of this meeting is to transact any and all business that may come before
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record
of the proceedings made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal Is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate In this meeting because of a disability
orphysIcal impairment should contact the District's Attomey, Charles E Schoech, at
(561) 6550620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 4th day of June, 2007.
BY: CGharles F. Schoech, Esq.
216063 CGS 6/7,14/07


I Puli Noice


I Puli Notice


RE-MANUFACTURE SUBSTATION TRANSFORMER
JONES EDMUNDS PROJECT NO. 04300-037-01
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
MAY25,2007
INVITATION TO BID0
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston, Florida, at the Clewiston
Utilities, at 141 Central Avenue, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, June 25, 2007, for:
Furnishing Re-manufactured Electrical Equipment for the City of Clewiston,
orida. The equipmentto be furnmished and delivered consists of one High-
Voltage (138 kV) Power Transformer. Complete descriptions of equipment
and services t be furnished are included in the Specifications and
Contract Documents.
Specifications and Contract Documents will be open for public inspection, after May
29, 2007, during normal office hours at the hours at the office of the Utilities Director at 141
Central Avenue, or may be obtained from the Consulting Engineers, Jones Edmunds
& Associates, Inc., 1100 Cesery Boulevard, Second Floor, Jacksonville, Florida
32211. Only complete sets of Bid Documents will be distributed.
Bids shall be prepared and submitted per the Instructions to Bidders contained in the
Bid Documents. Bids must be accompanied y a Certied by a Certified Check or Bid Bond in the
amount of five percent of the total bid price.
All bids shall be addressed to the attention of Mr. Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director,
and mailed to the City of Clewiston, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440,
or may be hand-delivered to Clewiston Utilities at the same address. The City is not
responsible for the U.S. Mall or private couriers in regards to mail being delivered by
the specified time. The City will not accept bids transmitted by facsimile copy or
other electronic means.
No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 90 days after the dat the hbid opening.
Purchase orders) for this work, when issued, will be based on payments to be
made from funds established forthis purpose by the City of Clewiston, Florida.
Any questions relative to any items or provisions of this Invitation to Bid should be
directed to C. Edward Wisser, RE., Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., telephone
number (904) 744-5401, facsimile number (904) 744-6267,. ntermet e-mail
ewlsse0J onesedmunds.com.
214328 DS 5/31;6/7/07

INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received by the Barron Water Control District at the District Of-
tice, 3293 Oellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, FL 33935 until Thursday, June 28,
2007,11:30 a.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal
deadline and read aloud.
The work consists of installing constructing two sheet pile weirs with concrete caps,
Installing gates in the wers, and other associated work on Canal 2 South of
SR-80 In endry County, Florida.
All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the
plans, specifications, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at the office of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura
Avenue, Post Office Box 1029, Clewiston,' Florida 33440. The documents, plans,
and blank bid forms may be obtained from this office for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee
of $50.00 per set.
A certified check or cashiers check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a
sum not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the
Barron Water Control District shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the
bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the
event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish
the required performance and payment bonds, tailing which, he shall forfeit the
bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be
executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the
State bf Florida.
The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any
and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalities, or
to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner.


I Pbic Notice


I Puli Noice


NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION taken by the
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
The South Florida Water Management District gives notice that the following permit
was issued on May 10, 2007 to Lykes Bros, Inc, 106 S. W. County Road 721,
Okeechobee, Fl 34974 for the modification of water use permit 22-00041-W,
which incorporates and supersedes Permit 22-00058-W, for the irrigation oa
5,90 acres of sugar cane using flood-seepage irrigation system and 1,200 acres
of small vegetables using flood/seepage irrigation system. Withdrawals are from
the Surfcial Aquifer System via one existing withdrawal facility (standby), from
Lake Okeechobee via four existing withdrawal facilities and from the Flridan Aq-
uifer System via three existing withdrawal facilities (standby). The use is rma-
sonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently existing legal use of water
and is consistent with the public interest. The use is further subject to 20 limiting
conditions.
The purpose of the permit modification is to combine and incorporate two exisin
permits, numbers 22-00041-W and 22-00058-W. The modified permit includes
the total acres and facilities of both permits under ykes Bros, Inc. ownership.
Them result is no additonral withdrawal of water from Lake Okeechobee.
The Pro ect Is located west of Lake Okeechobee, north of the Caloosahatchee River
In all or parts of Sections 1-3, 0-13 Township 41 South, Range 30E, Sections
1-24, 26, 27, 28-22 Township 41 South, Range 32 East, Sections 24-26 Town-
ship 41 South, Range 31 East and Section 4 Township 42 South Range 32 East
Glades County Florida.
The Staff Report setting fdrth the staff commendation regarding the permit, includ-
ing proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances orat the proisecl
meets SFWMD states and rules, can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguil
Il, Deputy Clerk, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mounda
through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach,
FL 33406 or by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's proposed agency action as set forth in the staff report shall become fi-
nal unless a time petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections
120.569 and 120,57 of the Flrida Statutes before the deadline or tiling a peiton.
The procedures for petitioning fr a hearing aroe set forto belw, lfoiowtd by the
dres or pursuing meat on. person se su a i s are a-
ected by the Dst disct's proposed permitting decision may petition for an adminis-
Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun
Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.
Petitions must be filed within twenty-one days of publication of the notice or other
receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. a petition is nt properly
tiled within this time period, the right t request an administrative proceeding is
deemed waived pursuant to Rules 40E-1.5095 and 40E-1.1.511, Fla. Admin.
Code. The petitioner shall mall a copy ot the petition to the applicant at the ad-
dress indicated e above a the t ime of filing.
A pettilon that disputes the material fact on which the Districts actionhe is based
must contain the Information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Admin. Code,
Including:
(a) Th e name and address of each agency affect aled and each agents tile or idan-
tification number, it known t
(b) The name, address, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name,
address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding,
and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by
the agency determination;
c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues ofst material fact. If there are none the petitioon

utes which entitle the petiaoner to relief; and
(rA demand for relief.
A peotiti aon tha ot dispute the material f acts on which the Distrisctis acisns
based snall state ma no s uch facts are in dispute anoooerwise sna contain Oe
same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-t06.301, Fa. Admin.
Code. Because the administrative heing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a peiion means that the D iistrts nal action may be
different from the position taken by it in this notice.
In addition to requesting an administrative heating, any petitioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the District a me-
diation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the
District, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule
28-106.404 Fla. Admin. Code. The agreement must be received in the District Of-
fice of the Clerk, within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth
above.



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sary.
Below is a list of must haves,
along with tips on storage.
Prepare a hurricane supply kit in
plastic containers with lids so they
will be portable yet easy to store.
Make a checklist of necessary items
and keep it handy with the contain-
ers. Recommended items to have
ready, according to the Southern
Region Headquarters of National
Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminis-
tration, (NOAA) include:
cash or travelers checks;
lantern with extra fuel;
first aid kit with bandages,
scissors, petroleum jelly, antiseptic
spray, hydrogen peroxide, antacids,
aspirin, thermometer, rubbing
alcohol and anti-diarrhea medica-
tion;
matches;
mosquito repellent;
food and supplies (at least a
three-day supply): drinking water
(1 gal/person/day), food (canned
or dried requiring no cooking or
refrigeration), manual can opener,
disposable eating utensils and
plates;


hygiene items: soap (hand
sanitizer), personal hygiene items,
towelettes or paper towels, plastic
trash bags;
documents: important tele-
phone numbers, bank books or
account numbers, legal docu-
ments (family records of birth, mar-
riage, death, will, insurance, con-
tracts, deeds, etc.), credit card
numbers and companies, pass-
port, social security cards, immu-
nization records, computer infor-
mation, family pictures, household
goods inventory;
flashlight for each person with
extra batteries;
tarp (for temporary roof
repair);
tools and repair supplies:
hammer,- nails, ax, knife, pliers,
handsaw, screwdrivers, heavy
gloves;
sunglasses and sunscreen;
baby supplies: formula, bot-
tles, powdered milk, diapers, med-
ication;
pet supplies: food, leash and
carrier, vaccination records, food
and water containers.
For more information about
hurricane preparedness from
NOAA, visit the web at
www.srh.noaa.gov.


The Red Cross website recom-
mends folding beach chairs for
sleeping in case you need to go to a
shelter. For more, visit their website
at www.redcross.org.
The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's website hosts a consumer
alert for keeping food safe during
and after a weather emergency that
was posted ahead of the 2004 hur-
ricane -season. The information
was made available to help reduce
the potential of foodborne illness
due to food spoilage from power
outages and other problems asso-
ciated with severe weather events.
Steps they recommend for food
safety include the following:
Keep an appliance ther-
mometer in the refrigerator and
freezer to help determine the safety
of food.
Make sure the freezer is at or
below 0 degrees F and refrigerator
is at or below 40 degrees F.
Freeze containers of water to
help keep food cold in the freezer,
refrigerator or coolers if the power
goes out.
Freeze refrigerated items such


as leftovers, milk and fresh meat
and poultry that are not needed
immediately to keep them at a safe
temperature longer.
Plan ahead and know where
dry ice and block ice can be pur-
chased.
Store food on shelves safely
out of the way of contaminated
water in case of flooding.
Have coolers on hand to keep
refrigerated food cold if power is
out more than four hours.
Make/get ice cubes and gel packs
ahead of time for use in coolers.
Group food together in the
freezer. This helps the food stay
cold longer.
After the weather emergency:
Keep refrigerator and freezer
doors closed as much as possible
to maintain the cold temperature.
The refrigerator will keep
unopened food safely cold for
about four hours. A full freezer will
hold the temperature for about 48
hours 24 hours if it is half-full
and door stays closed.
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going to be out for a prolonged
period of time. Fifty pounds of dry
ice should hold an 18-cubic-foot
full freezer for two days.
If the power has been out for
several days, check the tempera-
ture of the freezer with an appli-
ance or food thermometer. If the
food still contains ice crystals or is
at 40 degrees F or below, the food
should be safe.
If a thermometer has not
been kept in the freezer, check
each package of food to determine
its safety. If the food still contains ice
crystals, the food should be safe.
Discard refrigerated perish-
able food such as meat, poultry,
fish, soft cheese, milk, eggs, left-
overs and deli items after four
hours without power.
Drink only .bottled water if
flooding has occurred.
Discard all food that came in


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This hurricane season has many
homeowners scrambling to gather
supplies and prepare their house
for strong winds and pelting rains.
But even if the house appears
untouched, the rain and moisture
could have left a prime environ-
ment for mold. "Good House"
expert Matt Shipley provides tips
and advice on how to increase
awareness of the mold-vulnerable
areas on a roof and how to prevent
these areas from allowing excess
moisture into a home.
Orlando Last year's hurri-
cane season left many houses
and buildings in rubble and
caused many more to be shut
down from increased levels of
mold growing inside. Unfortu-
nately, even after extensive
repairs, many of these buildings
will face the.same moisture and
mold problems again this year.
Most of the water-vulnerable
areas on a house or building are
located on its roof. Taking a proac-
tive approach to guard against
wind-driven rain in the seven areas
on a roof and exterior of a house
will help reduce the amount of


Why Horse Owners
Need to Be Prepared

Disaster preparedness is impor-
tant for all animals, but it takes
extra consideration for horses
because of their size and their
transportation needs. It is impera-
tive that you are prepared to move
your horses to a safe area.
During an emergency, the time
you have to evacuate your horses
will be limited. With an effective
emergency plan, you may have
enough time to move your horses
to safety. If you are unprepared or
wait until the last minute to evacu-
ate, you could be told by emer-
gency management officials that
you must leave your horses behind.
Once you leave your property, you
have no way of knowing how long
you will be kept out of the area. If
left behind, your horses could be
unattended for days without care,
food, orwater.
Horse Evacuation Tips
Make arrangements in
advance to have your horse trail-
ered in case of an emergency. If you
do not have your own trailer or do
not have enough trailer space for all
of your horses, be sure you have
several people on standby to help
evacuate your horses.
Know where you can take
your horses in an emergency evac-
uation. Make arrangements with a
friend or another horse owner to
stable your horses if needed.
Contact your local animal
care and control agency, agricul-
tural extension agent, or local
emergency management authori-
ties for information about shelters
in your area.
Inform friends and neighbors
of your evacuation plans.
Post detailed instructions in
several places-including the barn
office or tack room, the horse trail-
er, and barn entrances-to ensure
they are accessible to emergency
workers in case you are not able to
evacuate your horses yourself.
Place your horses' Coggins
tests, veterinary papers, identifica-
tion photographs, and vital informa-
tion-such as medical history, aller-
gies, and emergency telephone
numbers (veterinarian, family
members, etc.) in a watertight enve-
lope. Store the envelope with your
other important papers in a safe
place that can be quickly reached.


excess water and moisture allowed
in during the upcoming hurricane
and rainy season.
"Goad House" expert Matt
Shipley suggests leak guarding all
areas on the exterior of your house.
By reducing the number of areas
,that water has to gain access to a
house, the chances of creating an
environment friendly to mold sig-
nificantly decreases.
"Although every house has
mold spores, they need the right
conditions in order to thrive," said
Mr. Shipley. "Mold requires a food
source, the right temperature and
moisture in order to grow into cata-
strophic proportions that put insur-
ance and homebuilding compa-
nies out of business and drive
homeowners from their homes."
The seven most vulnerable
areas on the exterior include:
Roof crickets
Roof valleys
Ridge vents
Roof rakes to sidewalls
Roofs to walls
Housewraps or drainage planes
SWindow flashings


Keep halters ready for your
horses. Each halter should include
the following information: the
horse's name, your name, your
telephone number, and another
emergency telephone number
where someone can be reached.
Prepare a basic first aid kit
that is portable and easily acces-
sible.
There may be times when tak-
ing your horses with you is impos-
sible during an emergency. So you
must consider different types of dis-
asters and whether your horses
would be better off in a barn or
loose in a field. Your local humane
organization, agricultural exten-
sion agent, or local emergency
management agency may be able
to provide you with information
about your community's disaster
response plans.


supplies

contact with flood water, including
canned goods.
Discard wooden cutting
boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle
nipples, and pacifiers.
Thoroughly wash all metal
pans, ceramic dishes and utensils
that came in contact with flood
water with hot soapy water and
sanitize by boiling them in clean
water or by immersing them for 15
minutes in a solution of chlorine
bleach per quart of water.
WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW
ITOUT!
For more information on food
safety during a weather emergency,
call toll free to the USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.
For the hearing impaired, call (TTY)
1-800-256-7072.
The Hotline is staffed by food
safety experts weekdays from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastern time. Food
safety recordings can be heard 24
hours a day using a touch-tone
phone. Information is also avail-
able from the Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS) website:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov.


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