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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: August 2, 2007
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, August 2, 2007 vuiume 83, Number 6


At a Glance


Burn ban now
for Muse only
Glades County Public Safety
has lifted the burn ban for all
areas of Glades County except
the Muse area due to the dry
conditions in that area. The
Muse area consists of C.R. 74
South and anything West of
S.R. 29. For more information,
contact the Division of Forestry,
or the Glades County Office of
Emergency Management.

Democrats
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 El-
len Hawk Geake at (863) 983-
2962 or (863) 946-1963.

Free bread
provided
Free Bread provided by the
fine folks at the New Hope Bap-
tist Church located at 638 Yaun
Road in Moore Haven. This will
be every Saturday from 10 a.m.
until noon or when the bread is
gone.'Hard to believe, but the
bread is free!

Alzheimer's
group meets
The Alzheimer's support
group will meet regularly on
the first and third Tuesday of
e3ch month
For -more information,
please call Palm Terrace of
Clewiston at (863) 983-5123.

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Native Plant
Society meets
The Florida Native Plant So-
ciety meeting will be held on
the first Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter at 4509 George Boulevard
in Sebring in conference room
number three. For more infor-
mation, call Roy Stewart at:
(863) 632-0914.


Lions plan giant yard sale


Lions Club recruits
new members

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN On Au-
gust 18, the Lions Club has
planned for Moore Haven's
largest yard sale ever by the
old Goodwill store on U.S. 27
between Joey's pizza and the
Marathon station.
Members like Kirby Sullivan


and L.C. Roundtree would like
for everyone to donate items
which will generate funds for
charitable causes. It is fund rais-
ers like this that support guide
dogs for. the blind and deaf,
Ronald McDonald House, camp
for children with severe vision
problems and contributes to
an Moore Haven High School
scholarship fund
Jeffrey Davis, Lions Club pres-
ident, will be happy to tell you
more about the mission of the
Moore Haven chapter of Lions


Club International. Foremost on
the list of goals is membership
recruitment. Now that the club
sees the graying of many mem-
bers it wants to invite younger
adults to contribute their energy
to helping the community, and
putting a few smiles on those in
need.
Mr. Davis has been the Lions
Club president for over a year
and he believes the other chari-
table causes they practice are
worthwhile, such as collecting
used postage stamps for retired


veteran hobbyists, assisting with
hearing aides, and collecting
eyeglasses for overseas distribu-
tion.
The Lions fund eye exams,
eyeglasses, clothing, surgery
and cornea transplants.
Last spring the Lions spon-
sored a poker run called Run
Around the Lake and they raised
about $1,400, and Walmart has
pledged to match those funds.
Every Easter Sunday they put
on a Sunrise Pancake Breakfast
at the high school cafeteria. Mc-


Donald's supplies the pancake
batter. Last Easter they almost
filled up the cafeteria.
The Lions Club has also
done car washes and boot stops
at city intersections. This kind of
activity is where younger mem-
bers could be helpful. They
need assistance with the up-
coming yard sale, and fall fund
drives. Visitors are welcome to
all the meetings. Just call Mr.
Davis and let him know you
See Lions Page 12


Luckey to be



principal at



Upthegrove


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to
Glades County Democrat
"One man's gain is another
man's loss," says a quote from
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
In this case, the saying holds
true. Hendry County's gain is
Glades County's loss. in the
matter of Larry Russell Luckey
II, who is moving "across the
river" leaving West Glades
School in western Glades
County to become the princi-
pal of Upthegrove School in
Hendry County.
Mr. Luckey leaves a record
of the highest merit. He be-


came principal of West Glades
Elementary School when it first
opened in 2004. During these
years, the
school and
the students
have excelled
under his
leadership.
For ex-
ample: In
2005-200,
West Glades Larry
School was Luckey
honored as .
being one of the top 50 com-.
bination schools (elementary
See Luckey Page 12


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
PORT LABELLE A villa
was destroyed on Marina Drive
in Port LaBelle early in the
morning on July 22. A second
villa was spared the flames,
but will have to be dried out.
LaBelle Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment was the first responder,
and they were later joined by
fire departments from Moore
Haven, Muse, and Palmdale
According to Jeff Harrod,
Palmdale fire chief, the first
page was about 4:21 a.m. The
occupant was not home in
unit-9 at the time the.fire.be-
gan. The unit was' completely
destroyed and the cause of the
fire is still under investigation.
Mr. Harrod said Palmdale
fire fighters were some of the
last to leave around 1:30 p.m.
Scott Perry lived in unit 19,
and when he received notifica-
tion that his home was on fire


"I was asleep in my home. An explosion woke
me up, and I ran and'opened the front door.
The place next door was burning big time."
Lucy Heflin


he returned to see that it was
destroyed.
"I knew by the time I got
there that everything was
gone," said Mr. Perry.
Scott Perry believes the
fire fighters did a good job,
and he is thankful he was not
harmed.
Fire fighters were able to
spare unit 20 though it got a
thorough soaking. Lucy Heflin
was grateful her home was
saved along with its contents.
She said water clean up had
begun the next day and the
carpets were drying out. How-
ever, it was an alarming expe-
rience because she was home
when the fire started.


"I was asleep -in my home.
An explosion woke me up,
and I ran and opened the front
door. The place next door was
burning big time," said Lucy
Heflin.
Ms. Heflin mentioned that
she gathered some items
and put them in her car, then
moved it to the other side of
the parking lot. She grabbed
the water hose while others
nearby knocked on doors.
Her unit has an aluminum
roof while some of the other
units do not, and she believes
this helped reduce the spread
of the fire.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County Emergency Man-
agement worked in coordina-
tion with the National Weather
Service to hold a storm spot-
ters class at the Doyle Conner
Building on July 26. The class is
called Skywarn and the Nation-
al Weather Service provided an
instructor from the Miami of-
fice. About 22 volunteers took
both the basic spotters class
and the advanced spotters'
class in order to be trained to
call in reports of severe weath-
er conditions.
Many who attended class


were employees and volunteers
with fire and rescue, emergen-
cy management, the Red Cross
and local government; as well
as amateur radio operators and
teachers. Some people drove in
from Buckhead Ridge, LaBelle,
Clewiston and Belle Glade.
Robert Molleda, warning
coordination meteorologist,
instructed the class on correct
definitions and terminology
used by the National Weather
Service. Many photos and short
videos were used to give a vivid
depiction of actual weather
events so the class can identify
specific severe indicators and
See Storm Page 12


Lake Level


9.19
Feet
above sea
level


Index
Classifieds ....... 16-20
Opinion........ . . . 4
School ......... . . 9
Sports ......... .... 6
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Sally Settle Barrow


looks for inspiration


A community profile

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Sally Set-
tle Barrow has already written
one book with a setting in Moore
Haven where she grew up. It
is called "In the Shadow of the
Lone Cypress," and a new ad-
dition is due out soon. She was
in the history room at the public
library on July 25 doing research
on ideas for new stories.
Question: Where were you
born and raised?
Answer: I was born in
Moore Haven and lived about
three blocks from here until I
was 11. Then my family moved
to Monticello, but we kept ties
down here and came back of-


ten. We would visit friends in
the summer. I'm staying with a
friend right now.
Question: What do you do?
Answer: I am retired as of
May 30 with 36 years in educa-
tion. I was an elementary school
librarian in Jacksonville. I have
15 years teaching special edu-
cation and 21 years as a media
specialist.
Question: What are you do-
ing in the library today?
Answer: I am reading
through newspaper stories from
1926 to the 1950's. My dad was
the editor and publisher of the
Glades County Democrat, Hen-
dry County News and the Clew-
iston News. He was editor from
1933 to 1959. I am reading the
See Sally Page 12


iil/irena Dolan
For some there is no better place to be than in the library. Sally Settle Barrow researches
ideas about her next stories. She is in the history room which is a new addition to the
library.


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Fire: Blaze destroys Port LaBelle Villa


Submitted to INI
A Fire devastated a villa in Port LaBelle on Marina Drive in the early morning of July 22.
The flames threatened the unit next door, but it was saved. LaBelle Fire Department,
and three volunteer fire departments from Glades County responded to the fire.


Cause is under investigation


Area volunteers



spot storms


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Thursday, August 2, 2007


2 LIFESTYLES Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Area relay radio operators attend regional forum


By Samuel S. Thomas
W3ALE PIO Big Lake
Amateur Radio Club
On Saturday, July 21, a region-
al meeting of the Amateur Radio
Emergency Service was held at
the Emergency Operations Center
in West Palm Beach. This secure
"nerve center" for Palm Beach
County hosted the radio com-
munity from Brevard to Monroe
Counties and included Hendry
and Glades County Emergency
Coordinators and staff.
Representing Hendry County
was Jim Sparks, AA4BN, the Emer-
gency Coordinator for the county;
and Sam Thomas, W3ALE, Assis-
tant Emergency Coordinator and
Public Information Officer for the


local radio group at the southern
end of Lake Okeechobee. Both of
these persons are also designated
as "Official Emergency Stations"
by the American Radio Relay
League; indicating that they have
a capacity to stay "on the air" in
the event of major disasters, hur-
ricanes, power outages, or other
situations where the usual power
and communications sources
would not be in service.
Attending from Glades County
was their Emergency Coordinator,
Thom Street, N5KFR, who over-
sees emergency communications
in the Glades County area.
The meeting included approxi-
mately 50 persons who received
updates on communications pro-


tocols and techniques, reports of
regional activities throughout the
southern Florida region, establish-
ing information-sharing networks,
and our place in the larger, state-
wide and national emergency
preparedness efforts. During the
past several years, requirements
for becoming a licensed radio
amateur operator have been sig-
nificantly relaxed.
The Federal Communications
Commission, which regulates all
radio transmissions in the U.S.
(including amateur radio licens-
ing), has eliminated Morse Code
requirements from the licensure
testing. The examination ques-
tions are now in the public do-
main and materials have been


prepared to assist persons in get-
ting ready for licensure tests with-
out the same broad-spectrum
knowledge requirements that
were needed in the past.
Additionally, the testing for li-
censure today is provided through
a national program of volunteer
examiners rather than having to
travel to a local FCC administrative
site for testing. As a result, it is now
possible to take licensing tests in
almost any area of the country.
Hendry and Glades County have
sufficient volunteer examiners
available to make it easy for per-
sons interested in preparing for
radio licenses to be tested.
Persons who are interested
in learning more or preparing to


Engagements


Luke 18:16


share in this means of contribut-
ing to their county emergency
preparedness are invited to get in
touch with the local EC's or Assis-
tants. Perhaps more importantly
- entering into an exciting way of
making friends around the world,
enjoying a new and fascinating
pastime, and learning about a


science at the roots of our society
- is also something to be gained.
For more information, contact the
Big Lake Amateur Radio Club,
through Sam Thomas at (863)
983-7960 or one of the local Emer-
gency Coordinators. They will be
happy to answer questions and
provide additional information.


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Cowboy Day cattle drive
The Seminole Tribe of Florida provided Spanish-type cat-
tle for a ceremonial cattle drive in Okeechobee on Satur-
day, to honor National Cowboy Day. Representatives from
the tribe also rode in the cattle drive, which traveled ap-
proximately 3.5 miles from Flagler Park to the Okeech6bee
Agri-Civic Center.


Kendall Miller and Gary Moore


Submitted photo


Miller-Moore
Deborah Miller and Charles
Miller of Clewiston are proud to
,announce the engagement of
,their daughter, Kendall Miller, to
:Gary Moore, of Clewiston. The
prospective groom is the son of
Gary Lee Moore and Linda Joyce
Moore.
The prospective groom is sta-
tioned at Ft. Campbell, Ky., in the


5th Special Forces Group (Air-
borne) Unit. He will have another
tour in Iraq this coming October.
The bride-to-be is currently
enrolled at UNA, in AL., where
she is playing softball on a schol-
arship and working toward a
double major in Criminology and
Sociology.
Both- are Clewiston High
School graduates.


INI/Katrina Elsken

Old-fashioned paddy wagon
The Seminole Tribe of Florida's historic jail wagon was
featured in the National Day of the Cowboy celebrations
in Okeechobee on July 28.


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Stagecoach
The Seminole Tribe of Florida's historic stage coach was
featured in the National Day of the Cowboy celebrations in
Okeechobee on July 28.


Cattle drive: Move 'em out
The Seminole Tribe of Florida provided the cattle for
the National Day of the Cowboy cattle drive and cele-
bration in Okeechobee County on July 28. The celebra-
tion started with a 3.5 mile cattle drive from downtown
Okeechobee to the Agri-Civic Center on State Road 70.
The cattle are descended from the cattle left in Florida by
Spanish explorers.


Obituaries


Cristino Perez
Cristino Perez, age 87, of Clew-
iston, passed away July 23, 2007
in Clewiston.
He was born Aug. 6, 1919 in
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LIFESTYLES


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Summit demonstrates challenges of water control


By MaryAnn Morris
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On Monday July 30, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) called together
representatives of stakeholders:
agriculture, representatives from
the east and west coasts of the
state, environmental interests,
recreation and government inter-
ests to engage in a Water Summit.
The 2007 Water Summit hopes to
explain the challenges faced any
given year to manage the system,
heighten stakeholders' awareness
of water management's decision-
making process and demonstrate
the tools they have available to
manage the system.
"Pre-drainage (no canals, no
dike, etc.) when the wet season
came, the lake spread out in all di-
rections and drained mainly south
then east through the Everglades
and the Florida Keys," said Carol
Wehle, executive director of SF-
WMD. "In those days, water qual-
ity was not even on the table."
"Then drainage canals were
dug and the Herbert Hoover Dike
was built," she continued. "The
dike reduced the size of the lake
by two thirds. Much of the Ev-
erglades had been drained for
farms. The Everglades that is left
was much smaller than before.
The Kissimmee River was chan-
nelized which brought more wa-
ter to Lake Okeechobee faster.
The river had been 103 miles of
twists and turns that slowed the
water which drained all the way
south from Orlando. The chan-
nel however, let the water rush
straight down a distance of just
56 miles. The effect: more water
coming into a smaller lake and


smaller Everglades has changed
things. Who would have though
we would ever have had record
hurricanes followed by record
drought?"
But the area has had similar
periods of wet and dry seasons,
she continued.
"During the 1930s there was
a severe drought. That was fol-
lowed by the two disastrous hur-
ricanes of the 1940s," said George
Home, Deputy Executive Director
of Operations and Maintenance
for SFWMD. "After this, in 1949,
the Central Florida Flood Control
Project was authorized by the leg-
islature and it was built.. Then in
1972, the legislature authorized
the forming of five -water man-
agement districts, their boundar-
ies based on the hydrology (how
the-water behaved) in each area,
each district to be governed by a
nine to 11 member board."
Today, salinity in the estuaries
can be judged by where certain
aquatic grasses grow: some like
fresh water, some like salty, he
continued. Too much phospho-
rus and many native plants die
out and less desirable plants take
over.
Birds and wildlife depend on
certain plants for food and nest-
ing sites, he said.
But, water managers pointed
out, the water management sys-
tem, which was designed when
there were about 2 million people
living here, now had to operate
with over 7 million people living
in Florida.
"Florida is a climate of ex-
tremes either very wet or very
dry," said Mr. Home. "I've heard it
called a wet desert."
The water management's


regulation schedule that water
managers talk about can be com-
pared to driving a car, says Cal
Niedrauer, an engineer with SF-
WMD. The speed limit on 1-95 will
vary from 50 mph in some areas
to 70 mph in other, safer areas. In
school zones, don't be caught ex-
ceeding the 15 mph limit during
school hours!
The regulation schedule pro-
vides water managers with guide-
lines for how much water to hold
or release from Lake Okeechobee.
When water levels in the lake are
in the normal range, the lake
serves as water supply and littleif
any water will be released. When
the lake rises too much, water is
discharged for flood control.
However, said Mr. Niedrauer,
rivers and canals can be filled to
capacity by local rains without
any discharge from the lake. That
can impede releases from the
lake.
Because of the range of vari-
ables modern developments
have made, water managers have
developed a computer simula-
tor with input from scientists of
various disciplines into its devel-
opment. That way, the effect of
many variables on the system can
be tested very quickly. Mr. Nie-
drauer demonstrated the model
for the panel.
"For instance, the model
shows here, that discharge from
rains over the City of Stuart and
the north fork of the St. Lucie Riv-
er took the model over the safety
envelope. Water managers get
penalized for that, at least in the
press," he joked.
Ray Judah commented that
more water should go south. Mr.
Niedrauer commented .that the


summit was about today's sys-
tem, not the future system.
"The purpose of today's meet-
ing is to really, really understand
the tools water management
has available, not what might be
available later on," said modera-
tor Janice Fleischer.
There are constraints to the
south. The operating guidelines
require that there be room in the
water management areas and in
the canals to the south. Earlier in
the summit, the point was made
that.only 14 percent of the drain-
age capacity is to the south, while
86 percent goes east and west.
Then the panel members had
the opportunity to make decisions
in a hypothetical situation shown
on the computer model and to
actually see how decisions affect
the parts of the water manage-
ment system "I wondered where
you guys keep the dice," cracked
J.P. Sasser, mayor of Pahokee,
representing the lakeside towns.
"When the crystal ball is out
being polished, we get out the
dice," joked back Mr. Neidrauer.
It went around the table, one
member at a time, decision upon
decision. Each decision affecting
the next and compared with the
regulation schedule, right there
on an ever-changing colored
graph..
This group will continue to
meet to give a heightened aware-
ness of where the area is, how de-
cisions are being made and how
one small decision may affect a
huge portion of the region.
Each panel member gave
comments about the summit and
future meetings.
"I think we will bring this pan-
el together a minimum of once


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irig strong sales during Florida's
eighth back-to-school sales tax
holiday from Aug. 4-13, an annual
tradition that helps save Florida
families millions of dollars a year.
State and local sales tax will not be
collected on clothing and related
items with a sales price of $50 or
less, books with a sales price of
$50 or less and school supplies


with a sales price of $10 or less.
According to the Federation of
Tax Administrators (FTA), a non-
profit organization representing
state tax agencies, Florida is one
of only 14 states and the District
of Columbia that observe a back-
to-school sales tax.holiday and the
only state whose holiday spans two
weekends.
"FRF encourages all Floridians
to take advantage, of the savings
available during the sales tax holi-


day. Families looking for a way
to make their dollars go further
should make the most of this op-
portunity," said Rick McAllister,
FRF president and CEO.
Nationwide, spending on elec-
tronics is expected to be one of the
fastest growing categories of back-
to-school sales. Rep. Marti Coley,
.R-Marianna, a sponsor of previous
sales tax holiday bills, said she
would like to see the Legislature
consider adding some computers


and accessories to future sales tax
holidays as a way to help lower in-
come families purchase computers
for their children and bridge the
"digital divide."
If the Florida Legislature were
to expand the tax exemption dur-
ing the 2008 Legislative Session,
Florida would follow eight other
states that already exempt comput-
ers and related supplies during the
back-to-school sales tax holiday.


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Submitted photo
Local Eastern Star members, (from left to right) Mrs. Ma-
rybelle Wilson, Mrs. Doris Benoit, Mrs. Annie P Espinosa,
worthy matron of Moore haven and granddaughter, Jessie
gather books donated to help promote literacy. Accepting the
chapter's contributions is Mrs. Mary Booher, librarian of the
Glades County Library in Moore haven.



Eastern Star gives



books to library


Moore Haven Chapter 116, Or-
der of the Eastern Star presented
approximately 150 books to the
Glades County Library to help
promote literacy. The chapter is
participating in the great Florida


book-in/reading with the stars.
The state public awareness proj-
ect for 2007-2008. the goal for the
state is to make a contribution
this year of 1,000 books.


Where have all the wild grapes gone?


Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
The wild grapes of Glades
County grow in every direction
including up and down. Miles
and miles of their pliable vines
cling tenaciously to everything
within their reach, fences of every
age and description, power poles,
palms, pines and oak trees. It is
their nature to climb, however
when there's nothing for them to
climb on they grow outward from
their multi-trunks on the ground
- a fine ground cover, that is, if
you want the coverage as thick as
a blanket and un-giving.
Joints of the laterals root eas-
ily and quickly with no help from
those who would rather they
didn't.
After Mother's Day every few
days, various areas of vines were
checked and re-checked nary a
grape. Not even the tiny droops of
pea-green ones about the size of
BBs that, of course, precede the
ripe fruit.
Up until last year, like clock
work between the first and fourth
of July, with clippers in hand and
a light weight bucket, off I'd go
up and down the well-trodden
trail of the cows and us, clipping
the purple droops so they'd fall
directly into the bucket. Their fra-
grance floated all about and even
though using clippers it didn't
take long for hands and arms to
turn purply-blue.
Always by the Fourth of July
there'd be at least two gallons of
soft ripe grapes one simmering
on the stove for jelly, the other
waiting its turn. Not so last year,
nor this year and here we are in
mid-summer.
Where have all the wild grapes
gone? No dark purple jelly in little
jars to last through the seasons
until next summer and none to
give away at Christmastime. One
grape-less year is one thing, but
two in a row ... why?
Dallas Townsend, Hendry
County Extension Agent Emeri-
tus, says it has to do with ex-
tended dryness the year 'round
resulting in reduced grape crops,
not just in what is thought of as a
Florida winter.


Wild grapes.
Last year's days and weeks
and months were not nearly as
severely dry as this one, but they
were dry. Now, here we are two
years down the road with mini-
mal rain, without which much
of nature cannot survive for long,
two of them being the native da-
hoor/llex cassine holly and red
bay/Persea borbonia which have
already given up and died.
Our pond looks as if it's sink-
ing day by day. Wild creatures are
coming more and more as their
own private water holes in hide-
away places no longer exist. The
turkeys tip-toe across the long
sandbar at the south end to the
edge of the water that's left, drink-
ing as they go here and there.
And then, as if to cool their bot-
toms, they squat in the soft wet
sand paying no attention to doz-
ens of kingfishers above them,
so many it seems impossible that
they don't bump into each other!
But then we're told that almost
all wild birds have built-in radar
systems that are guaranteed fault-
less.
What will it take to restore this
good earth to what we think of as
normal?
Who knows just wait and


INI/Barbara Oehlbeck.


watch.
In the meantime, less than
three inches of rain restored
the green to the bamboo leaves
which had turned a burnished
gold and fallen to the ground in
soft layers, leaving the long trunk-
like canes smooth and bare. Al-
most overnight, after those three
inches, or so it seemed, where
each leaf had sloughed there
emerged a delicate, new leaf that
looked as if had been cut from
spun silk. From the ground up,
those trunks were cloaked in
fresh new lemon-green foliage,
and they still are in spite of noth-
ing more than sporadic showers
so far in what is normally South
Florida's "rainy season."
Some natives turn a blind eye
to soaring temperatures and lack
of rain. Serenoa repens/saw pal-
metto retains its green fronds and
produces its long arching arms
of sweet-scented ivory-white
blooms that will develop into
berries almost regardless of heat
and moisture, or lack of either or
both. Later its lower fronds begin
to brown and eventually slough
as the plant gets busy and sends
up new spears straight up from
the crown.


Although they share no kin-
ship, hog (mostly pronounced
as hawg) plums, Prunus umbel-
lata Elliott, seemingly react the
same way to heat and moisture.
Paying no attention to too much
water or too little, these native
plums resemble small, smooth
lemons in appearance; however
the good edible part of the fruit
is only about 15 percent of the
plum itself, therefore it takes a lot
of plums to make even a small
batch of jam. Soft and sweet-tart,
when the plums are fully ripe, the
peeling almost slips off and it's
not unusual to see the ground be-
neath the many-trunked bush-like
trees literally covered with these
small golden oblong plums tradi-
tionally in late July into August.
A word of caution about
cooking hog plums: Never use
anything aluminum. Not a pot
to cook them in, not a strainer
or colander, not even a spoon.
When coming in contact with
anything aluminum, the acidic
ingredient in the plums will in-
evitably turn.the plums and juice
an unpleasant black with a sharp
astringent taste.


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Thursday. Auaust 2. 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Breastfeeding advocacy embraced by Wellington Regional


PALM BEACH COUNTY Im-
mediate initiation of breastfeed-
ing following delivery and exclu-
sive breastfeeding for the next six
months can save more than one
million babies annually world-
wide. This is the theme chosen by
the World Alliance for Breastfeed-
ing Action (WABA) in recognition
of 2007 World Breastfeeding Week.
The theme highlights the impor-
tance of promoting conditions
conducive to breastfeeding begin-
ning with the first hour of birth.


"In a world where more than
10 million children die before
their first birthday due to prevent-
able causes and where malnutri-
tion is still rampant and associat-
ed with over half of all childhood
deaths, there is simply no time
to waste. Let's start with the first
hour," said Dr. Margaret Chan,
Director General of World Health
Organization.
Immediate skin-to-skin con-
tact of mother and baby is an
important factor for successful


initiation of breastfeeding, as it re-
stores their connection following
birth. This keeps the baby appro-
priately warm, induces maternal
oxytocin release and ensures that
baby receives colostrum during
the first feedings.
"We are proud to support
World Breastfeeding Week at Wel-
lington Regional Medical Center,"
said Barbara Nash-Glassman, RN,
Director of the Centre for Fam-
ily Beginnings. We believe in the
healthy advantages that breast-


feeding offers to mothers as well
as babies. This is an opportunity
to continue educating the com-
munity and staff about the impor-
tance of breastfeeding".
Wellington Regional Medi-
cal Center will celebrate World
Breastfeeding Week with educa-
tional exhibits placed throughout
the hospital. Special gift bags will
be presented to moms delivering
this week along with the chance
to win a breast pump for one
mom each day.


The Centre for Family Begin-
hings provides encouragement
and support to help new moms
reach their breastfeeding goals.
The Lactation Center at Wel-
lington is staffed by three Inter-
national Board Certified Lacta-
tion Consultants (IBCLCs) who
visit mothers during their hospital
stay. They also provide outpatient
consultation and offer a variety
of manual and electric breast
pumps for purchase or rent and
will gladly assist in choosing a
pump suitable for your needs. In


addition, the Lactation Center of-
fers an array of information and
breastfeeding supplies.
A monthly group meeting at
the hospital, The Lactation Tea
and Support Group, provides on-
going support to breastfeeding
moms. Another support group,
La Leche League of Palm Beach
County also meets at the facility.
For an appointment or more
information, please call (561)
798-8664 or visit 'our website at
www.wellingtonregional.com/
p2217.html.


Is aglig aIai i Grant to help build detoxification center
The Claiborne and Ned Foulds While the population at risk dental programs for both adults For more information about
Foundation has awarded a has nearly tripled in the past 20 and youngsters from eight loca- the SWFAS capital campaign or to
r $50,000 grant to Southwest Flori- years, Mr. Lewis said the number tions in Southwest Florida. Fees make a gift to SWFAS, call Lewis
Sda Addiction Services (SWFAS) in of detox beds has decreased from are charged on a sliding scale, at 278-7595, ext. 700. For more
Support of its capital campaign to 28 beds. in 1984 to 25 beds in based on family income. In many ation a t the Claiborne
> build a new Detoxification Center 2007, due to the lack of resources cases, private insurance is ac- informaionabout the Claiborn
Sand Outpatient Treatment Facility to treat this chronic disease. cepted. SWFAS is a United Way and Ned Foulds Foundation, call
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S Lee and Charlotte counties.
The grant will be used to help
equip the facility's new kitchen,
which will be named in honor of
Claiborne and Ned Foulds.
"We are very grateful to the
Advisory Board of the Foulds
Foundation for recognizing the
importance of providing treat-
ment for residents with the
chronic disease of addiction,
which impacts one in five people
in our community," said SWFAS
CEO Kevin B. Lewis.
SWFAS now has raised more
than $5.3 million toward the $9.5
million cost of the new facil-
ity. Other major gifts have been
S received from the Lee County
Commission, State Housing Ini-
. tiatives Program (SHIP), U. S.
Department of Health & Human
Services, Southwest Florida Com-
munity Foundation, Lee Memo-
rial Health System,. and Gannett
- Foundation.
"There isn't a day that passes
that we aren't forced to turn away
people in need of immediate de-
toxification because there are no
beds available," Mr. Lewis said.
"Each day the headlines tell the
stories of tragedies associated
with untreated substance use dis-
orders, and these consequences
will continue until we can re-
spond to this unmet need.".. ..


"Families need a place to turn
in times of crisis," Mr. Lewis said.
"The Board of Directors is acutely
aware of this need and is commit-
ted to raising the money needed
to build a new facility."
The new 40-bed Detoxification
Center will be built on land in Fort
Myers on Evans Avenue donated
by the City of Fort Myers under
a long-term lease. The four-acre
parcel formerly was the home of
the Fort Myers Recreation Center
adjacent to Southwest Regional
Medical Center.
The planned 44,000 square
foot facility also will include room
for outpatient counseling and
prevention offices now located
on McGregor Boulevard as well
as administrative staff.
The SWFAS Board of Directors
and Capital Campaign Cabinet
currently are requesting funding
from local individuals, business-
es, and foundations to help with
the project.
SWFAS hopes to break ground
later this year with completion
one year later.
SWFAS is the largest and old-
est comprehensive substance
abuse treatment and prevention
program in Southwest Florida,
serving 6,000 people per year
from ages 9 to 90 in Glades, Hen-
dry, Lee and Charlotte counties.
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room. A total of 15 students, ranging in age from 11-13,
joined the class. The comprehensive, educational session
included topics such as clearing obstructed airways of
children (and other emergency situations), learning toi-
letry skills, stranger/outside intruder awareness, dealing
with unruly kids, babysitting professionalism, conducting
interviews with parents/guardians, and more. Thanks to
David and Annabelle, the students left with new perspec-
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TALLHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging horse owners to
remember to vaccinate their ani-
mals against Eastern Equine En-
cephalitis and West Nile Virus in
the wake of Centers for Disease
Control warnings about a poten-
tial West Nile epidemic. He is also
reminding people to take precau-
tions against mosquito bites.
The Centers for Disease Con-.
trol says the number of human
West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in
the United States is nearly four
times higher than what it was this
time last year. The virus, carried
by mosquitoes, can cause flu-like
symptoms in people and in hors-
es and can be fatal in the equine


population. Eastern Equine En-
cephalitis (EEE) is also often fatal
in horses.
So far, Florida has not been im-
pacted by the rise in arbovirus ac-
tivity seen elsewhere. In fact, there
have been no reported cases of
West Nile Virus in horses and only
13 Eastern Equine Encephalitis
cases in horses. No people have
been infected at all in Florida.
Commissioner Bronson wants
that trend to continue.
"I believe people are heeding
the warnings to protect them-
selves from mosquito bites and
that diligence among horse own-
ers to get their animals vaccinated
has resulted in Florida's low num-
bers," Mr. Bronson said. "Florida
also has some very effective mos-


quito control districts to keep the,
mosquito populations down. But
it's important that people not get
complacent considering what we
are seeing elsewhere in the na-
tion."
Horse owners are urged to
check with their veterinarian to
make sure their animals have re-
ceived current vaccinations and
booster shots against WNV and
EEE, and that these shots are kept
up to date.
Mr. Bronson says Floridians
and visitors can protect them-
selves against mosquito-borne
disease by following a few simple
steps:
Limit time outside during
dusk and dawn when mosquitoes
are most active.


Wear light-colored, long-
sleeved shirts and long pants to
cover skin and reduce the chance
of being bitten when outside be-
tween dusk and dawn;
Eliminate standing water in
yards, such as in birdbaths, kid-
die pools, qld tires and other re-
ceptacles, as stagnant water is
an excellent breeding ground for
mosquitoes;
Use insect repellent that con-
tains DEET, which is an effective
repellent;
Keep window screens in
good repair; and,
Clean out rain gutters and
keep them unclogged to avoid
pockets of standing water.


Quarter Horse event to be held in Okeechobee


Submitted photo/Sonia Crawford
Hendry County 4-H member, Carter Butler went a long way to
take his shooting skills to the top. He and his dad, Steve But-
ler attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition in
South Dakota. Carter represented Hendry County competing
in a number of events along with other Florida 4-H members.


Straight-shooter goes


to national event


HENDRY COUNTY Hendry
County Shooting Sports 4-H Club
member, Carter Butler of Felda,
attended the National 4-H Shoot-
ing Sports Competition in Rapid
City, S.D., accompanied by his
dad, Steve Butler. He was among
many members from Florida to
attend the event. Florida had in-
dividuals/teams competing in the
disciplines of air rifle, shotgun,
archery (recurve and compound),
.22 rifle, and hunting. Carter com-
peted on Florida's 4-H Air Rifle
team consisting of four 4-H mem-
bers across the state. Each indi-
vidual had to qualify to attend the
national event at the state compe-
tition held in March and April.
The team competed in the
National Standard Three-Position
Sporter Air Rifle Division consist-
ing of the prone, standing, and
kneeling positions. Each of the
team members were given 60
pellets shooting 20 pellets in each
position in a given time allotment.
The time limit '.\as c.ne minute
pre record shot prone, two min-
utes per record shot standing,
and 1.5 minutes per record shot
kneeling. The team placed eighth


out of 21 states.
Furthermore, the team com-
peted in the National Sporter Air
Rifle Silhouette Division consist-
ing of shooting at a 1/10 scale,
metallic silhouette: rams, turkeys,
pigs and chickens. Each silhou-
ette was shot at a different course
of fire: 10 chickens at 20 yards,
10 pigs at 30 yards, 10 turkeys at
36 yards, 10 rams at 45 yards in
banks of 5 targets and shooting
from left to right on the bank of
targets with a 15 second ready
time and 2.5 minutes firing time
for each bank of 5 targets. The
team took 1.6th out of 21 states.
Congratulations Carter for
your achievement at the National
Competition. Carter made many
new friends from many states,
and was proud to represent Hen-
dry County 4-H and Florida 4-H
at this event. Carter states "that
he is grateful for all the support
received from the Hendry County
Shooting Sports 4-H Club, family
and friends." Carter has' already'
begun planning for next year's
state competition to win a spot at
the 2008 National Competition to
be held in Nebraska.


OKEECHOBEE The Sun
N Fun summer show, an Ameri-
can Quarter Horse Association
- approved special event will
be held August 3 through 5 at
the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center on State Road 70 in
Okeechobee.
American Quarter Horse
shows test horses abilities in
dozens of different classes. This
special event is just for barrel rac-
ing, pole bending and stake race


Sports Brief

Fishing club
seeks volunteers
Big O Bassmasters is a fish-
ing club that also strives to be of
service 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
membership. We meet once a
month on a Monday night at the
library meeting room in Moore
Haven with an inter club fishing
tournament on the following Sun-
day. For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.

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 Classic Champion-
ship Dec. 2 and 3.


enthusiasts.
People who exhibit at an
American Quarter Horse Show
earn points that turn into awards
or cash at the end of the year.
By competing at a AQHA Show,
exhibitors and horses also can
qualify for the AQHA or American
Quarter Horse Youth Associa-
tion world championship shows,
the premier events in the entire


Equine industry.
"We welcome all American
Quarter Horse owners as well
as anyone who has a passion for
horses," said Bill Brewer, AQHA
executive Vice President. "AQHA
Shows are fun, and anybody who
has ever wanted to get involved
with horses or compete at an
AQHA show is encouraged to at-
tend."


Each year, AQHA approves
more than 2,700 shows and spe-
cial events across the globe. For
more information please contact
Renee Burks,' 863-634-7385
For additional information
about AQHA, including show-
ing, racing or recreational riding
programs, contact AQHA at 806-
376-4811 or visit AQHAs website
at www.aqha.com


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Airlift helps to restore Everglades


SOUTH FLORIDA -- During a
three-day airlift, the South Florida
Water Management District this
week began transplanting 23 tons
of water-loving plants to revitalize
Florida's stormwater treatment
areas (STAs). The constructed
treatment wetlands use 'green
technology' to absorb harmful
nutrients and improve the quality
of water flowing into America's
Everglades.
The large-scale transplant-
ing is revitalizing specific areas
within the 6,700-acre STA 1-west,
the 9,000-acre STA 2 and STA 3/4,
which at nearly 17,000 acres is the
largest constructed wetland in the
world. As part of the $30,000 op-


eration, water managers are har-
vesting healthy batches of South-
ern Naiad, commonly referred to
as pondweed, from within the
STAs and moving the plants to ar-
eas where old plant life has died,
or construction and maintenance
work was recently finished.
After the pondweed is harvest-
ed, it is loaded into a large cargo
net and carried by helicopter to
a drop spot targeted with global
positioning system technology.
Hovering at about 500 feet, the
helicopter pilot releases the load
into very shallow waters. Known
as submerged aquatic vegeta-
tion because it grows at or below
the water's surface, pondweed


quickly re-establishes itself and
begins removing phosphorus
from water flowing into the treat-
ment areas.
District scientists and engi-
neers work constantly to main-
tain the appropriate balance of
plant life in the STAs, so the sys-
tems can continue removing ex-
cess nutrients from water found
in stormwater runoff. These nutri-
ents, including phosphorus, flow
from farms, lawns, roadways and
other developed areas. STAs help
remove these nutrients by chan-
neling water through a system of
treatment cells filled with wetland
vegetation.
As part of its intensive sched-


ule to improve water quality in the
Everglades, the State of Florida is
operating more than 41,000 acres
of constructed wetlands. Last
year, the STAs combined treated
nearly 1.5 million acre-feet of wa-
ter and prevented 176 metric tons
of phosphorus from reaching the
Everglades.
Stormwater treatment areas
have also become prime loca-
tions for native wildlife. Their vast,
shallow waters and rich plant life
attract a wide variety of birds and
fish, as well as alligators, wild
hogs and deer. For more informa-
tion on Everglades' restoration,
visit www.evergladesnow.org.


SFWMD to host


public workshop


SOUTH FLORIDA The
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District governing board
will host a public workshop on
water supply back-pumping.
The workshop will bring to-
gether environmentalists, the ag-
ricultural community and other
stakeholders to. seek input and
openly address concerns about
the practice.
The staff of SFWMD will


present information concerning
the economic reasons for back-
pumping, potential environmen-
tal affects and parameters that
would guide the decision mak-
ing process.
The workshop will be held
on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m.
at the SFWMD Office, Building
1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach.


County to hold youth resource fair


PALM BEACH COUNTY-The
public is invited to attend the 10th
Annual Resource Fair hosted by
the Palm Beach County Division
of Youth Affairs. This free event
will be held Monday, Aug. 6, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Highridge
Family Center,. 4200 North Austra-
lian Ave., West Palm Beach.
This year's theme is "Stop Vio-
lence Before It Stops You: Con-
nect Our Youth to Community
Resources." Participants' opportu-
nities include engaging in on-site
family activities and working with
others as "Action Plan Designers"
to find solutions to youth violence
(such as sharing information on
existing community resources, vi-
sions of needed services, how to


enhance the utilization of existing
services and removing obstacles
to reach those who need the ser-
vice).
Keynote Speakers 9:05 to
9:55 a.m.
State Rep. Priscilla Taylor, Dis-
trict 84, will speak at 9:05 a.m.
and State Rep. Maria Sachs, Dis-
trict 86, will speak 9:35 a.m.
Action Plan
Designers Groups
Groups will have participants
from the community (organiza-
tions, leaders, citizens, families,
etc.) meet to design Action Plans
related to connecting Palm Beach
County youth to existing regourc-


es in an effort to reduce gang
membership, school drop-out,
violence, etc.
Morning Action Plan Design-
ers 10 until 11:30 a.m.
Topics include: bullying, rac-
ism and discrimination, develop-
ing social skills and addressing
emotional problems, addressing
behavioral problems, female vio-
lence and drug/ETOH/prevention
and intervention programs.
Evening Action Plan Designers
- 1 until 2:30 p.m.
Topics include: faith-based
programs, academic enrichment
programs, development of self
and respect (authority/discipline),
out-of-school activities (work,
sports, etc), basic needs organiza-


tions and mentoring and coach-
ing programs.
Reports/Implementation 2:45
until 4 p.m.
Participants will receive Action
Plan reports from each group.
There will also be many exhib-
its and displays presented by com-
munity organizations and family
activities such as face painting,
fingerprinting for children and vis-
its by McGruff the Crime Dog and
Sparky the Fire Dog. Break-fast
and lunch will be provided. The
Palm Beach County Health De-
partment will provide free immu-
nizations for children ages 18 and
under from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Renewable development encouraged by PSC


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Public Service Commission (PSC)
recently hosted an informational
workshop to gain more informa-
tion about establishing a renew-
able portfolio standard (RPS).
Government, utility and industry
representatives also identified
some of the likely impacts on
Florida's economy and consum-
ers from implementing an RPS.
A renewable portfolio stan-
dard is a public policy approach
aimed at encouraging renewable
development through the gen-


eration of a certain amount of
power from renewable sources.
Currently, Florida uses renewable
resources like solar, municipal
waste, biomass and landfill gas
for two to three percent of its total
energy supply.
"Increasing the use of renew-
able sources will further diversify
Florida's generation mix," said
PSC Chairman Lisa Polak Edgar.
"Establishing a renewable port-
folio standard will help advance
the development of alternative
energy sources in Florida."


Discussion revolved around
defining a renewable portfo-
lio standard and the renewable,
generation resources that should
qualify toward meeting a state
RPS. Several speakers also ad-
dressed possible impacts on Flor-
ida's economy and consumers
from an RPS.
In his recent executive order,
Governor Crist requested that the
PSC initiate rulemaking, by Sept.
1, to require utilities to produce at
least 20 percent of their electric-
ity from renewable sources. The


governor's order placed an em-
phasis on solar and wind energy.
The PSC is committed to mak-
ing sure that Florida's consumers
receive their electric, natural gas,
telephone, water, and wastewa-
ter services in a safe, affordable,
and reliable manner. The PSC ex-
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utilities in the areas of rate base/
economic regulation; competitive
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Rare century-old $20 gold coin returned


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink
announced today the return of a
1907 gold coin with an estimat-
ed value between $25,000 and
$90,000 to the daughter of the
late Tere Claiborne. Representa-
tives of the state's Unclaimed
Property program presented the
coin Thursday to Phyllis Childers
of Palm Beach County.
"I am pleased to be able to re-
unite this family with this beauti-
ful historical heirloom," said CFO
Sink who oversees the Depart-
ment of Financial Services and
the Bureau of Unclaimed Prop-
erty (Bureau).
The early twentieth century
collectible is a 1907 Saint Gaud-
ens Double Eagle "High-Relief"
$20 gold coin. The term "High-Re-
lief" refers to the extreme height
that images are raised above the
background of the coin, and only
12,367 coins were made due to
the extreme difficulty of produc-
tion. One of the five most sought-
after coins in America, President
Theodore Roosevelt commis-
sioned sculptor Augustus Saint-
Gaudens'for the design in 1906.
The gold coin belonged to
Phyllis Childers' mother, Tere Clai-
borne, who passed away in 2000.
The family searched for years,
but was unable to find the coin,
which Mrs. Claiborne had placed
in a safe deposit box on her way
to a bridge game. Phyllis Childers
called the coin the "cornerstone
of the family," as it is believed that
President Theodore Roosevelt
personally gave the coin to Phyl-
lis' great-great-grandfather, Man-
uel Amador Guerrero, who was


the first president of Panama from
February 1904 to October 1908.
The Bureau of Unclaimed Prop-
erty currently holds unclaimed
property accounts valued at more
than $1 billion, mostly from dor-
mant accounts in financial in-
stitutions, insurance and utility
companies, securities and trust
holdings. Since the program's in-
ception 46 years ago, the Bureau
has successfully reunited owners
with more than $1 billion in un-
claimed property.
Currently there are 405,415
Unclaimed Property accounts
in Palm Beach County totaling
$72,060,579.80 Unclaimed prop-
erty can be claimed for free at
any time by the rightful owners
or heirs by logging on to www.
fltreasurehunt.org or by calling
the Bureau at 1-88-VALUABLE.
Until claimed, the unclaimed
funds are transferred to the state's
School Trust Fund to benefit pub-
lic schools. Since the program's
inception in 1961, more than $1.5
billion has been transferred to the
fund.
The Bureau also receives items
that have been abandoned in safe
deposit boxes for at least three
years and spends up to two years
searching for the rightful own-
ers or heirs. The Bureau has had
tremendous success in finding
owners. In the past year alone,
the Bureau returned a record
255,000 accounts valued at more
than $171 million. But when
owners or heirs cannot be found,
the safe deposit box contents are
auctioned While the proceeds
from the auctioned items are
*transferred to the state's Public


School Trust Fund, the money is
held in the original owner's name
and can be claimed for free at any
time.
CFO Sink announced that the
Bureau will hold an auction this
year in Orlando on Saturday, Au-
gust 4, in the Florida Hotel and
Conference Center at the Florida
Mall. The auction will offer more
than 40,000 items including col-
lectibles, jewelry, and historic
coins. A preview of auction items
will be held on Friday, August 3,
2007, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The auction will be held on Satur-
day, August 4, from 10 a.m. until
all items are sold. Specific items
up for sale include an un-circu-
lated 1882 silver dollar, baseballs
autographed by Hank Aaron and
Don Larsen, diamond jewelry,
Spanish colonial silver coins, a
$500 bill and a platinum ring with
a 17 ct. natural sapphire.
Participation is open to all Flo-
ridians. To participate in the pre-
view and auction, potential bid-
Oers will be required to register
with the auctioneer and provide a
valid ID with current address and
refundable $100 cash deposit that
can also be applied to any pur-
chases. Most bank debit cards are
permitted for payment of the $100
deposit. Payments for purchases
must be made with cash, travel-
er's check, most bank debit cards,
or cashiers check made payable
to Fisher Auction Co. For addition-
al information on terms for par-
ticipating, please visit Http://www.
fltreasurehunt.org/ and click on
"upcoming auction."


Orders issued to combat climate change


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS Gov.
Crist has signed three executive
orders to combat the threat of
global climate change. The or-
ders call for actions to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions within
Florida, reduce emissions within
Florida state government and to
appoint a governor's action team
on energy and climate change.
Gov. Crist signed the orders at the
conclusion of the Serve to Pre-
serve Florida Summit on Global
Climate Change held in Miami
July 12-13. The Nature Conser-
vancy helped sponsor the summit
which brought together policy
makers, scientists and business
leaders to help Florida develop
policies to reduce carbon emis-
sions. Speaker after speaker at the
summit emphasized that we have
to save nature to save ourselves.
"The emission cuts and effi-


ciency standards set forth in the
governor's executive orders are
welcome for the long term and
must be combined with the pro-
tection of natural areas we cur-
rently have, which Florida has a
great history of doing through the
Florida Forever program." said
Jeff Danter, director of the Nature
Conservancy's Florida Chapter.
"We look forward to helping
implement the actions set forth in
the governor's executive orders
and to developing a successor
program to Florida Forever to pro-
tect natural areas, our water sup-
ply and our Florida way of life."
The Serve to Preserve Flor-
ida Summit on Global Climate
Change brought together policy
makers, academics, scientists, en-
vironmentalists and the business
community to discuss the im-
pact of climate change in Florida.


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best practices related to alterna-
tive fuels and emission standards.
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mendations will help shape pro-
cedures for state agencies and
future legislation. For more infor-
mation, visit http://www.myflori-
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Arrest Report


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

Western Palm
Beach County
Belle Glade
SKevin Smith, 29, of South-
west Third Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 24, by PBSO
and charged with resisting an of-
ficer without violence and pos-
session of marijuana. He was
later released.
Marvin Thomas, 56, of
Southwest Eleventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 24, by
PBSO on an active Madison coun-
ty warrant. No bond was'set.
Michael Young, 35, of South-
east Second Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 25, by PBSO
and charged with nine counts of
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and two counts of weap-
on offense missile into an occu-
pied vehicle with a firearm. No
bond was set.
Antonio Washington, 29,
of Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 25, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with battery. He was released un-
der supervision.
David Pace, 31, of Northwest
Eleventh Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 25, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Tom Kinney, 28, of North-
west 14 Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 26, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with ag-
gravated battery on a pregnant
person. No bond was set.
Adrian Davis, 18, of South-
west Avenue C Place, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 26, by PBSO
and charged with burglary with
assault or battery, battery and ag-
gravated stalking. No bond was
set.


Michael, Key, 19, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 26, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with rob-
bery with a firearm, possession
of a weapon or ammo by a felon
and felony act could cause death.
No bond was set.
Nathaniel Lawrence, 33, of
Northwest 15 Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 26 on a war-
rant charging him with battery.
No bond was set.
Dernisha Brown, 18, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 27, by PBSO
and charged with aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon, carry-
ing a concealed firearm, resisting
an officer and disorderly conduct.
No bond was set.
Gabriel Hernandez, 25, of
Runyon Village, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 27, by PBSO and
charged with two counts of fraud
and operating a vehicle without a
valid license. No bond was set.
Jimmy Lamar, 55, of South
D Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on July 28, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with grand
vehicular theft and dealing in sto-
len property. No bond was set.
Orlando Vallejo, 56, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 29, by PBSO
and charged with hit and run and
two counts of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. He was
released on a surety bond.
Orbelin Gomez, 25, of South-
east, Third Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 29, by PBSO
and charged with battery. No
bond was set.
Pahokee
Jonathan Anderson, 20, of
Glades Drive, Pahokee,, was ar-
rested on July 24, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with rob-
bery w/o a firearm or weapon.
No bond was set.
Loni Powell, 21, of Pope
Court Pahokee, was arrested on
July 24, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon. No
bond was set.
Dante Thompson, 25, of
Doveland Drive, Pahokee, was


arrested on July 24, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with two
counts of resisting an officer and
battery on a police officer. No
bond was set.
Rashadd, Bell, of Pelican
Lake, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 25, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with probation vio-
lation-burglary possession of co-
caine with intent to sell and grand
theft. No bond was set.
Jesse Smith, 24, of Padgett
Circle, Pahokee, was arrested
on July 25, by PBSO and charges
with battery, contempt of court,
aggravated stalking and proba-
tion violation-burglary. No bond
was set.
Terry Jones, 43, of Dobrow
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 27, by PBSO and charged
with possession of cocaine and
paraphernalia. No bond was set.
Nathaniel Alien, 22, of Cy-
press Avenue, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on July 27, by PBSO and
charged with contempt of court
and probation violation-posses-
sion of cocaine, marijuana and
resisting an officer. No bond was
set.
Terry Jones, 43, of Dobrow
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 27, by PBSO and charged
with possession of cocaine and
possession of paraphernalia. No
Bond was set.
Nathaniel Allen, 22, of Cy-
press Avenue, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on July 27, by PBSO and
charged with contempt of court-
possession of marijuana and co-
caine and resisting arrest.
South Bay
Lavinski Johnson, 19, of
Northwest Third Street, South
Bay, was arrested on July 26, by
PBSO and charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon
and possession of weapon or
ammo by a convicted felon, pro-
bation violation-burglary and bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Terrance Davis, 30, of Jimmy
Lou Court, South Bay, was arrest-
ed on July 27, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with larceny
$300-$5,000 and fraud. He was
released on a surety bond.
Jerry Logan, 28, of South-


Roadwatch


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ment of Transportation, District 1
Office, Bartow ..,,......
SFor additional information call
(863) 519-2362.
Motorists are reminded to wear
safety belts and drive with caution,
courtesy, common sense, and pa-
tience as they travel through work
zones. Remember, speeding fines
are doubled in work zones.

Glades County
U.S. 29: Pollywog Crossover
Road: Construction project --
This project will add a turn lane,
make drainage improvements,
and install signs and pavement
markings. Motorist should ex-
pect intermittent lane closures,
slow moving traffic, and possible
delays, as well as workers on the
side of the roadway. The contrac-
tor is Better Roads, Inc.
S.R. 78/Lakeport Road:
From C.R. 721/Loop Road to C.R.
721: Maintenance contract project
-- Crews will be removing trees
from the right of way. Motorists
should expect intermittent lane
closures, slow moving traffic, and
possible delays. Flagmen will be
on site to assist with traffic.
S.R. 78: From Indian Prairie
Canal to Buckhead Ridge: Mainte-




Commu


nance project -- For the next few
weeks, crews will be spraying
behind guardrail in the area. Mo-
torists should-expect intermittent
lane closures, slow moving traffic,
and possible delays. Flagmen will
be on site to assist with traffic.

Hendry County
U.S. 27: Between C.R. 720 and
Stitt Ranch: Maintenance permit
project -- Crews are constructing
a right turn lane into the devel-
opment. Motorists should expect
right lane closures for the next
few weeks, as well as slow mov-
ing traffic and possible delays.
U.S. 27: At Lewis Boulevard:
Maintenance contract project --
Crews are replacing and repairing
street lights. Motorists should ex-
pect intermittent southbound lane
closures, as well as slow moving
traffic and possible delays.
U.S. 27: At the intersection
of S.R. 80: Maintenance contract
project -- Crews are replacing and
repairing street lights. Motorists
should expect intermittent south-
bound lane closures, as well as
slow moving traffic and possible


forming sod and shoulder work
along the side of the roadway. No
lane closures are anticipated, but
motorists should expect possible
slow moving traffic and delays.
S.R. 80: From east of the Lee
County line to west of Grandma's
Grove RV Park: Construction proj-
ect -- Work is underway to make
drainage improvements at the
edge of the roadway. Crews are
excavating, placing concrete, and
working in the shoulders. No lane
closures are anticipated, but mo-
torists should use caution and ex-
pect truck traffic entering and exit-
ing the work zone. The contractor
is Community Asphalt Corp.
S.R. 29: From Greentree South
to G Road: Maintenance contract
project -- Crews will be perform-
ing sod and shoulder work along
the side of the roadway. No lane
closures are anticipated, but mo-
torists should:expect possible
slow moving traffic and delays.
S.R. 29: Southbound in the
area of Citrus Belle: Maintenance
contract project -- Crews will be
removing and replacing pipe in
the area. No lane closures are
anticipated, but motorists should


west Twelfth Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on July 29, by PBSO
and charged battery, resisting an
officer with violence and assault
on an officer. No bond was set.
Robnesha Williams, 19, of
Southwest Fifth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on July 31, by
PBSO and charged with larceny
over $1,000, fleeing and elud-
ing the police, driving without a
license and resisting an officer
without violence.
Clewiston
Garrett Marshall Hilb, 28, of
Clewiston, was arrested July 25
and charged with possession of
cocaine and possession of drugs
with intent to sell etc. other sched-
ule III or IV. Steven Robertson of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice was the arresting officer.
Pablo Moise Blanco, 27, of
Clewiston, was arrested July
25 and charged with probation
violation. Pamela Capling of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
Zitavious Demikious Strawder,
23, of Belle Glade, was arrested
July 25 and charged with failure
to appear. Pamela Capling of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
James Ramie Walker, 18, of
Lake Placid, was arrested July
24 and charged with burglary-
dwelling structure or conveyance
armed and larceny grand of fire-
arm. Greg Henderson of the Hen-
dry County Sheriff's Office was
the arresting officer.
Rafael P. Sanchez, 57, of Clew-
iston, was arrested July 24 and
charged with possession of co-
caine. Detective M. Short of the
Seminole Police Department was
the arresting officer.
Francisco Olvera, 36, of Clew-
iston, was arrested July 27 and
charged with resisting an officer-
flee attempt to elude law enforce-
ment. Timothy Neidert of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
Jared Franklin Woodward, 28,
of Moore Haven, was arrested July
26 and charged with public order
crimes-criminal attempt solicit
conspire, aggravated assault with
intent to commit a felony, second


Crime

Stoppers

The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Department is seeking assis-
tance from the public in locating
the following wanted fugitive.
Bridgette Neal, age 28, is a
black female
with black hair
and brown eyes.
She is 5 feet,
6 inches tall
and weighs ap-
proximately 300
pounds. Her last
known address
was on South- Bridgette
west Fifth Street Neal
in Belle Glade.
She is wanted for felony grand
theft.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
"TIPS" (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com


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assault or battery. Chad Pelham
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ment was the arresting officer.
Bond was set at $50,000 surety.
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MOORE HAVEN Football
season is quickly approaching
and the Moore Haven coaches
are getting ready for the start of
the season. Football practice of-
ficially begins on Monday, Aug. 6
and coaches are already getting
the final preparations under way.
At Moore Haven High School,
physical exams are being con-
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"We are very thankful that Dr.
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may not be able to get a ride to
a doctor's office or be able to pay
for the physical."
The Terriers are also welcom-
ing a new assistant coach to the


staff this year. Josh Harris is join-
ing the program after graduat-
ing from Huntingdon College in
Alabama. Coach Harris will be
teaching Biology at Moore Haven
High School and coaching the de-
fensive line.
Football practice will begin at
5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for all
Varsity and Jr. High athletes. Play-
ers should have a current physi-
cal exam and a parent permission
form in order to participate.


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Avenue M construction
Construction of new buildings and renovations of older ones are projects that many resi-
dents have taken up during summer. This photo was taken on Avenue M in Moore Haven.


School News in Brief


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Time on the river
A pontoon boat is launched In the afternoon. This ramp is at Fisherman's Village in Moore
Haven which is located in Glades County by the Caloosahatchee River.


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East Moore Haven
This photo is taken from the road to the Alvin Ward Sr. Boat Ramp near the Moore Haven
Locks. The water tower and Mamie Langdale Memorial Bridge are in the background.


Free Football
physical offered
Free Football physical will
be given on Thursday, Aug. 2, at
4 p.m. at MHHS. For more infor-
mation, please contact Football
Coach, Jason Bond at (863) 227-
1979.
All players must have a current
physical exam and parent permis-
sion form in order to practice.
Fall practice starts on Monday,
Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. for all Varsity and
Jr. High football players.
All student athletes participat-
ing in fall athletics are encouraged
to attend.

School progress
survey sent
Glades County School District
has sent to all parents, the An-
nual Yearly Progress letter of sta-
tus and a survey for CHOICE with
transportation or Supplementary
Educational Services. Parents are
requested to complete the survey
letter and return to the County Of-
fice as soon as possible.
Parents with questions may
contact M. Katrina Fey, (863) 946-
0202, Ext. 27.

Glades Pre-K
gets results
Outstanding results for Glades
County Child Development Cen-
ter! The Voluntary Pre-Kindergar-
ten program began in May 2006
children beginning at that time
are now 'this-y-'I:'es gradutfing
Kindergarten students. At the on-
set of the school year, the students


were screened for Kindergarten
readiness on several measures
and The GCCDC scored a 300,
which is what the state was look-
ing for to show success in the Pre-
K program.

Funds for MHHS
What if Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School earned a pen-
ny 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.
corn and be sure to enter Moore
Haven Junior Senior High School
as the charity you want to sup-
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times a day will raise about $7,300
in a year without anyone spend-
ing a dime! And, be sure to spread
the word!
You can also download the
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Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young person
pursuing a college degree with the
goal of working in Florida's fruit
and vegetable industry, please
let that student know about the
Syngenta Crop. Protection, Schol-
trship;eTh':$liO000 scholarship
w~ill 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.

School Board
meetings set
Regular meetings will now take
place on the second Thursday 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 ob-
tain their GED. Classes are Tues-
day and Thursday nights from 6
until 8 p.m. You may register the
night of the classes. If you have
any questions you may call Scott
Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

Children's
advocates needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected chil-
dren before the court, social ser-
vice agencies and the community.
No special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good, judgment and a commit-
ment to helping a child. Atten-
-dance at three training, sessions
held in Fort Myers is required.
Please contact Kelie Hedricki at
(;2.:9) 461--1361:1 r F(800) 269-6210
for more information, and to r"-
serve your space for training.


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The library is a comfortable place
Kane and Rosemary Aragus escape from the heat and enjoy adventure in books at the
public library. The library is in the downtown section of Moore Haven and located on Riv-
erside Drive.


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A Cracker History-more than one-third century ago


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
Lawrence Will has gone down
in Florida history for his writings
on the state's history in various
areas.
It could be up for bets as to
which book of his has garnered
the most attention and admira-
tion, The "Cracker History" of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
"Hurricane."
For those who care about Flor-
ida, both these books are a must.
Cracker History was first pub-
lished a third of a century ago, or
in 1964, and still there are those
who are hungry for his "cracker"
style of writing and the fact that
he "lived" what he has written
about.
In his acknowledgements, Mr.
Will wrote: "Much of the infor-
mation in this book was obtained
from the people themselves who


lived around the lake.
For a considerable period of
time, the author operated freight,
passenger and tow boats, as well
as floating dredges, in all parts of
the lake and the Everglades, thus
enabling him to gain a first hand
knowledge of the people and the
development during those early
days."
His first chapter is titled "A
Heck Of A Frontier," ip which
he writes, "If you can pull your-
self away from that dad blamed
television, maybe I can spin you
some yarns as good as what you
are seeing between commer-
cials, except that what I'm fixing
to tell you really happened. Folks
have said that the Everglades and
Lake Okeechobee were the last
frontier in the United States, and
I reckon that may be true, but it
was the dad blamdest frontier
you ever heard tell of. It was a
heap different from what my old


grand daddy ran into out west.
Instead of mountains and prai-
ries it was a water frontier with
boats and dredges, gator hunting
and catfishing. Instead of prairie
schooners we had steam boats,
and in place of herds of cattle we
had schools of catfish. But we
had our share of wild Indians and
outlaws, eastern city dudes and
squatters, too. Our pony express
was a six-mile-an-hour mail boat
and our buffalo looked a heap
like scaly backed alligators. This
Glades country now is mostly
one big farm and cattle ranch and
cane field, with towns and cities
and all the discomforts of civiliza-
tion, such as traffic cops and tax
collectors and other modern in-
conveniences. But it wasn't many
years ago when it was about the
wildest and most inaccessible re-
gion in the whole United States of
America!"
If you've ever wondered where


towns or small settlements are
- or were around the lake, you
have only to turn to the inside
cover and first page of
Cracker History where there
is an excellent and easy-to-read
map. In the opening pages there
is also a full page of Cracker Dia-
lect Translations.
For instance: "heap" means a
great deal," tote" to carry, "rile"
means to anger, "ary" means
ever, "plumb" means all the way,
and "passel" means a group, or a
collection.
And so goes Lawrence Wills'
Cracker History, a book about
America's last frontier, its people,
their hopes and frustrations, carv-
ing out a civilization on the shore
of the largest lake within the bor-
ders of the United States. It's his-
tory, true and authentic, written
in Okeechobee dialect by a man
who lived through half a century
of taming the wilderness and


Enjoy 'the good ole summertime'


who at the time of the writing
could recall most of the pioneers
of that time.
Then men came in ever-in-
creasing numbers and gradually
the lake was subdued, but not
without momentous battles. Na-
ture fought back, and one
natural event cost over 2,000
lives, a stunning upset for the
forces of man, one of many vio-
lent battles. The white man won
this war eventually and set up his


cities as monuments of victory.
How all this was accomplished
is fabulous reading.
"Cracker History" is over 325
pages, "antique" pictures, soft-
back.
For more information and
availability, call, write, or e-mail
Barbara Oehlbeck. Address:
25075 Grassy Run, LaBelle, Fla.
33935, phone/fax same: at 863-
675-2771, e-mail: doco@strato.
net.


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By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
The first full month of sum-
mer is July. It is a bold and bril-
liant slice of summertime when
the sun is highest in the Northern
Hemisphere.
When Julius Caesar readjust-
ed the calendar, moving the first
of the year from March 1 to Jan.
1, he named this seventh month
(Julius) for himself and gave it 31
days.
Although July is considered
one of the hottest months in the
year, it is also one of the most col-
orful, from extraordinary splashes
of glamorous color in saucer-size
hibiscus to the shining golden
shower trees whose graceful lac-
ey limbs shimmer all about even
without a breeze.
And crape myrtle, both va-
rieties the one that's simply
known as the old-fashioned kind
(Lagersroemia indica) and the
exotic Queen Crape Myrtle (La-
gerstroemia speciosa) whose
clusters of blooms are enormous.
While both plants belong to the
family of Lythraceae they hale
from different parts of the world.
Lagersroemia indica, in striking
shades of red, pink, purple and
,white, is native to Southern Asia
and Australia, while Lagerstro-
emia speciosa calls India and the
East Indies home and boasts all
sorts of shades of pink to purple
and red and white.
Both varieties stay in bloom
for weeks and weeks requiring
no care whatsoever once they
become established in the land-
scape. While the Queen Myrtle
has by far the biggest clusters of
curly blossoms, it is somewhat
tender as regards cold tempera-
tures, consequently as a safety
precaution, try to find a spot
that's protected for the Queen.
Almost any location that won't be
subjected to harsh cold winds in
case of a freeze will do.
Generally the south side of
a building or the south side of
a hedge row is good. In other
words, almost anything that will
serve as a blocking agent to pre-


the plant can save as a cold pro-
tector or at least minimize cold
damage. And, in case the limbs
do fall prey to a freeze, wait until
new growth begins to show on
lower parts, then prune back to
healthy, green wood. The older
the plant, that is, the more es-
tablished it is, the less likely it is
to freeze. Although crape myrtle
(both varieties) is not generally
listed as a Xeric plant, there are
those who believe it should be
and I agree. This high summer
bloomer is highly drought toler-
ant, it's happy in a wide variety of
soils, however its salt tolerance is
considered low, it has no environ-
mental problems, and its rate of
growth is medium thus the plants
will not outgrow their allotted
space quickly. Zones 7-10B are
recommended for Lagerstroemia
indica, while Zones 10B-11 are
recommended for Lagerstroemia
speciosa.
There's another extraordinary
beauty this time of year that just
happens to be the chosen flower
of Muse in Glades County. One
:upward look along many roads in
the I(jnd of flowers, will inslantly
reveal that the lorlll bay is now
heralding this warm, sunny sev-
enth month with glistening white
blooms nestled in waxy evergreen
leaves on trees-as-tall as forty-five
feet. This regal, handsome mem-
ber of the Theaceae family, a na-
tive of Southeastern United States,
grows most happily in acid soils
near wet areas.
Since the loblolly's light re-
quirement is high, if planted in
shade it will bloom only spar-
ingly if at all. Because their toler-
ance to drought is low, the most
specimen loblolly bays are found
growing alongside wetlands
and swamps, almost as a frame,
where they have ample water
but do not actually grow in wa-
ter. And being on the perimeter
of these naturally wet areas they
get the bright light they must have
to thrive and bloom. Loblolly
bays are medium to slow grow-
ing, thus fully mature trees, some
35 to 45 feet in height are usually
of considerable age. Their nutri-


or average. With no human or
environmental hazards, loblolly
bays are highly desirable for wet
areas in zones 8-10A. However, to
plant them away from wet areas
is usually an exercise in futility as
well as the waste of a prized na-
tive tree. Not only do these trees
take to wet conditions, to grow
and thrive, they must have the
nutrients, etc. from layers and lay-
ers of leaf mold and natural com-
post to sustain a desirable state of
health.
Probably- the most satisfac-
tory way of acquiring a loblolly
bay for your own landscape is to
find a nursery that has small seed-
lings as these trees are difficult to
move. Even when sold as B&B
plant material or even in contain-
ers, unless they are planted in an
ideal location, they probably will
not live very long.
From the ground looking up,
the pristine white loblolly flow-
ers are a striking contrast to the
waxy, leather-like leaves that
grow so thick that sky cannot be
seen through them. The petals
are slightly fringed with broadly
rounded tips turned up; the clus-
tered stamens are golden yellow.
Seldom are loblolly bays seen
growing singly, yet again, maybe
it's the exception that makes the
rule. Only this week, alongside
a young citrus grove, which of
course is framed with a retention
ditch, which is actually too big to
rightly be called a ditch, yet too
little to be called a canal, there
is one purely lovely, lone loblolly
bay, perfectly symmetrical with
its arms reaching high above the
grove within arm's length of the
orange trees.
It seemed as though the shin-
ing star-like blossoms all opened
at one time which, of course,
is not the case. And upon lean-
ing over the fence, since I could
hardly straddle the ditch-canal, I
could see as many buds, perfectly
round like miniature golf balls, as
blossoms.
But then, as I kept looking,
there was something else or was
I1 seeing things. In the top two or
three feet the blossoms were as


ing, shimmering white in the early
hours just after first light.
After several minutes of lean-
ing even farther over the fence
and straining my eyes, I "came to
the party!" Those huge blossoms
were moonflowers, the vines hav-
ing climbed and wound around
the trunk of the tree to find the
light at the top.
What a grand sight at first light!
Plus a fragrance we'd give a lot to
bottle: Moonflowers and loblolly
bay blossoms on one tree at the
same time.
Sometimes the line is fine
between various zone maps for
Florida, much more so for this
southern most state than others.
Therefore, at times there is what
seems to be conflicting informa-
tion regarding where zones begin
and end.
The most finely detailed zone
and climate map I have seen is in
Xeric Landscaping with Florida
Native Plants, edited by Michael
Jameson and Richard Moyroud,
published by Betrock Information
Systems, Inc., in cooperation with
the Association of Florida Native
Nurseries, Inc. The two maps are.
in full color with generalized ren-
dering of plant associations over
the entire state as well as eigh-
teen geographical areas ranging
from Coastal Uplands to Scrub
Forests to Prairies, to Fresh Water
Marshes to Wet and Dry Prairie-
Marshes on Marl and Rockland
plus thirteen others. It is a highly
informative General Map of Natu-
ral Vegetation of Florida. The cli-
mate map is based on the last 40
years of USDA weather data.
According to Trees of Central
Florida by Olga Lakela and Rich-
ard P. Wunderlin/Banyan Books,
Miami, Florida/1980, Loblolly
Bays grow from Glades County
northward, Florida to Louisiana
and North Carolina. According
to Betrock's Reference Guide
to Florida Landscape Plants by
Timothy K. Broschat and Alan
W Meerow/Betrock Information
Systems, Inc./1991, Loblolly Bays
grow over all of Florida except
zone 10b, which is considerably


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How much space will you
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different than anywhere. Heat and
sun are problems. Cold and snow
are not. All pastures/pens need a
constant, repeat constant and
adequate supply of fresh water,
not buckets.
"Plan for rotational grazing,"
says Pat Hogue, Okeechobee
County Extension Agent.
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them up to avoid prosecution. How animals are pastured makes all the difference.


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regular schedule, you must move
your animals regularly," said
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any case, depends on the kind of
grasses, the amount of weeds in


the grass and the general condi-
tion. Improved pasture planted in
Bahia or Bermuda grass, fertilized
on schedule, rotated on schedule
will feed more animals than a
pasture with native grasses, or a
weedy one or one that has not
had soil testing to check Ph and
fertility and any needed lime and
fertilizer spread."
"If weeds aren't too bad, you


can weed-eat a small place. If
they are thick, you may need to
spray with a herbicide that won't
harm your animal."
That is the basis for the num-
ber of acres per animal. Remem-
ber, supplemental feeding with
purchased feed and hay will be
necessary on most small places.
More in winter when the grass
doesn't grow.


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and riddle) in the state of Florida
that made the most year-to-year
progress in school grades.
In his letter to Principal Luckey
at that time, Governor Jeb Bush
wrote: "You and your staff have
done a remarkable job helping
your students improve their core
academic skills by continuing to
set high standards. Additionally
you have continued to provide
and set high standards for the
students, giving them the support
they need to exceed expectation."
And the letter was signed by the
Governor and by Education Com-


missioner John Winn.
About his work at West
Glades, Donna Britton, Confiden-
tial Secretary/Bookkeeper said,
"Mr. Luckey developed a faculty
that's compatible and worked to-
gether for the students and their
needs. He worked closely with
parent-teacher organizations and
because of this the school got a
lot of mentors and volunteers.
The community support of West
Glades is exceptional.
"Larry Luckey did a fabulous
job of hiring a faculty that cares
about the students. At one time,"
Ms. Britton said, "students don't
care about what you know un-
til they know you care about
them. He put together a group
of people who cared about the


children, what they were doing,
what they were learning. He had
a very unique ability for seeing
someone's potential. I personally
learned so much under his lead-
ership."
During his tenure, a "Positive
Behavior Awards" system was
started which meant that children
were being awarded for good,
positive behavior rather than be-
ing disciplined for poor behavior.
Ms. Britton added, "So for
everything there is a season. I'm
looking forward to working with
Debra Davis, the new principal
of West Glades. Her and all of
us know that Larry started this
school, put this faculty together
and the foundation that he set is
going to make this school grow


because it has such a solid-rock
foundation:"
Wayne Aldrich, Superinten-
dent of Glades County Schools:
"Larry Russell, II, was a perfect fit
for that school and the commu-
nity. He was greatly successful at
that school and he'll be success-
ful wherever he goes. We will
miss him. It's going to take a lot to
replace the daily and after school
activities in which he excelled.
"In my experience I have not
met anyone who is as dedicated
to education as he is. He was one
wonderful principal! He really ex-
cited the staff and students alike.
He put in as much of his time in
the school, if not more, than he
did at his home."


Storm
Continued From Page 1
accurately describe them when
contacting authorities. Terms like
rotating wall cloud, funnel cloud,
shelf cloud and downburst take
on a whole new meaning when
helping authorities so far away in
Miami. Many times these specific
features can lead to the forma-
tion of tornadoes, damaging hail,
strong wind and heavy rain.
The National Weather Service
considers local storm spotters
to be their ground troops who
report severe weather events. It
seems that technology has its lim-
its in practical use since the farther
away Doppler radar is the less
likely it is to pick up storm events
that happen near the ground level
atmosphere. Calling in a report
will verify what radar is indicating
miles away in Miami.
According to Robert Molleda,
typical spotter groups are people
in the fields of fire rescue, law
enforcement, dispatch, forestry,
county emergency management,
radio operators, media and avia-
tion. Professional and amateur
storm chasers also call in reports
and so do private citizens who are
always curious about the weath-
er.
Statistics brought up in class
showed that most severe storm
reports come from urban and
suburban areas, but that does not
mean that these areas have more


Sally
Continued From Page 1
Democrat thrl.ui.l tI:, the ar:ts arid
I'll see what comes from that.
Question: Are you planning
to write another book?
Answer: I have a children's
book and am looking for a pub-
lisher. There is another story in
me about Monticello, too.
Question: How did you get
involved with teaching and writ-
ing?
Answer: I have had students
ask me this same question. There
was a women's. club in Moore
Haven and they held meetings.
They had book collections with
a children's section. 1. liked that.
When I got money I would go
to Parkenson's store here in the
downtown section and buy a
book. It was my first taste. I also
became librarian assistant.
I went to a conference for li-


INI/Nena Bolan
Jeffrey Davis and other Lions Club members are planning a
giant yard sale for August 18. Volunteers, donations and new
members are welcome.


INI/Nena Bolan
Local residents, volunteers, county officials and employees attended the Skywarn Storm
Spotters class on July 26 in Moore Haven. They were trained to make real-time observations
of tornadoes, hail, wind and specific cloud formations. Their reports can provide reliable in-
formation which NWS staff uses for detection and making warning decisions.


violentweather. It means that rural
areas can have significant storm
or tornado activity, only there are
fewer people as eyewitnesses.
This is where the local spotters
can help warn local residents
by calling in a severe event even
after it is has passed, because it
could be headed straight toward
a neighboring community.
Anyone of course can call lo-
cal authorities about dangerous
weather. However, the trained
spotter will have an identifica-
tion number and a specific phone


brarian assistants and met a dean
of library science. He interested
me because he was just an every-
day person, but he still impressed
mrr-. Tht-n I4-r,%fw- I--vatiei j a-de-
gree in history and science, and
I wanted to work at the Smith-
sonian or Library of Congress. I
forried a library club, and have
loved Florida history from the get-
go. I grew up with stories. When
I was 9 1 went with my dad to col-
lect stories for the newspaper and
I would listen to them talk.
Question: What challenges'
you?
Answer: My challenge is deal-
ing with niy cerebral palseywhich
has motivated me. It is because
of CP that my first book was writ-
ten. At age 50 1 started to come to
terms with it and I started to write
about my life with CP. 1 ended
up writing "In the Shadow of the
Lone Cypress" which has a counr-
try doctor as the main character.
Duncan Draughn was our doctor


number to call when verifying
weather phenomenon. Ideally,
a storm spotting procedure can
involve a network of spotters,
law enforcement, fire rescue,
dispatchers and radio opera-
tors. Spotters in various locations
within the county can stay in con-
tact with each other and report a
storm's direction in order to warn
other communities.
Recently, on July 9, there was a
funnel cloud spotted in the Buck-
head Ridge area. A local resident
took photos and sent them to the


a long time ago but he was the
model and inspiration for the
book. It is not about him.
Question: What brings a
-srmilk h ,-,'our face- .
Answer: My grandson who is
in Ireland. He is six.
Where do you live now and
what will you be doing in the
near future? -
I sold my house and am stay-
ing with a friend. I will do my re-
search here until November, then
I will go see my daughter in Ire-
land where she has a book store.
Question: Is there anything
you would like to say to folks in
Glades County?
Answer: Yes, If anyone has
written memoirs of the Depres-
sion years through World War
II I would like to know about it.
If anyone has memories of their
childhood or parents from 1927
through the 1950's please contact
me at (907) 206-3007, or at (863)
946-0944. My email is sallybar-


media and a fire rescue worker
called it in to authorities. The
county's emergency management
team would like for residents to
send in photos of weather events
so they can create an album for
future generations to learn from
and to marvel at.
For more information contact
Angela Snow, Glades County
emergency management director
at (863) 946-6020.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


row@yahoo.com
For more information go to
Ms. Barrow's website at sallyset-
tie.homestead.com.
Staff-writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


Lions
Continued From Page 1
will be present so they can make
plans for your dinner. There is no
charge for a visit. They meet every
second and fourth Tuesday at the
Moore Haven Yacht Club.
The big yard sale could be fun
and help the community too. Par-
ticipants may get a booth space
for $20, or you may just drop
off items. Y6ur donations will be
stored by Mr. Davis at his place
of business, Everglades Realty on
U.S. 27. Many volunteers are wel-
come. Help with pricing the items
is needed as well as set up on
August 18. Call Mr. Davis at (863)


"We absolutely need
more members to help
others in need."
-Jeffrey Davis,

946-3900.
The Lions Club accepts letters
of request from the needy, and
letters may be sent to P.O. Box
815, Moore Haven, Florida 33471.
Cash donations are accepted, and
used eyglasses may be dropped
off at local banks.
"We absolutely need more
members to help others in need,"
said Jeffrey Davis.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
may be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals for students under the
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS.
Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting
CHARLES D. DAVIS
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. These criteria can be found listed below Children from families whose income is at or below
the levels shown may be eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals.'An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once
approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the applica-
tion and return it to school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in e. i r ..... I .. .i.. ,.. Ii.: r.i.i. .:.. il i:.used for the
purpose of determining eligibility and may be veified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Households that receive Food Stamps or TANF (Temporary Assistance to '.., i ':. ii,. I are required to list on the application only the child's name, Food
Stamp/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member.
Foster children may receive benefits based on the child's personal income regardless of the income of the household.
Household with children who are considered migrants, homeless or runaway should contact the district liaison, Jodi Bell at 863-6744108.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed
service members on their application. Report only the portion of the deployed service member's income made available to them or on their behalf to the family.
Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Fi i.;, i. It h ,i. ,i." i,1; ; .. ; . I I I. 1 I ..,- .-
All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:
* Totalhousehold incomelistedbya ,.,-i" i.. ., ... jia, f :,, ...:,.. ,,, Ii .,,. ,,i .. .... ,I...,. i.i ,11 ,..,i ... 1..: ..i ,.,I each house-
hold member;
* Names of all household members;
* Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and
* Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if-the household size changes, theschool should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unem-
ployed should also contact the school.
I.1,.I I,_rt 1 1 1J 1 i l I -L i i h. h.dI,,I, 1,i,- -.j. .... .. ...-II.. j11 1 / 1 1 .. . i l i j l ,, i..i,, l -. i hl ,jb -."l. '
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy Charles D. Davis, will review applications and determine eligibility If a parent or guardian is dis-
satisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a for-
mal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to:
SCOTT COOPER
Post Office Box 1980 LaBelle, Florida 33975 863-674-4113
Unless indicated otherwise on the application; the information on the Free and Reduced Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eli-
gibility for other educational programs.
FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Effective from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008
Free Meal Scale is 130% of Federal Poverty Level


Setting up the Chuck Wagon
Cowboys set up the Chuck Wagon as part of the displays at the celebration honoring the
National Day of the Cowboy on July 28 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The Seminole
Tribe of Florida provided the covered wagon, as well as the cattle for the cattle drive.


Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
size Month Weeks
1 13,273 1,107 554 511 256
2 17,797 >1,484 742 685 343
3 22,321 1,861 931 859 430
4 26,845 2,238 119 1,033 517
5 31,369 2,615 1,308 1,207 604
6 35,893 2,992 1,496 1,381 691
7 40,417 3,369 1,685 1,555 778
8 44,941 3,746 1,873 1,729 865
Each additional 4,524 377 189 174' 87
family member,
add
Reduced Meal Scale is 185% of Federal Poverty Level
Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
size Month Weeks
1 '18,889 1,575 788 727 364
2 25,327 2,111 1,056 975 488
3 31,765 2,648 1,324 1,222 611
4 38,203 3,184 1,592 1,470 735
5 44,641 3,721 1,861 1,717 859
6 51,079 4,257 2,129 1,965 983
7 57,517 4,794 2,397 2,213 1,107
8 63,955 5,330 2,665 2,460 1,230
Each additional 6,438 537 269 248 124
family member,
add
To determine monthly income:
* If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
* If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply die total gross income by 26.
* If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 2i.
* If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.
Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.


In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prollibited frm discriminnation on ire basis of nice, color, national origin,
sex, age, ordisability. To file a complaint ofiscrimination, write'USDA, Director, Office ofCivil Rights, 1i400 Independence Avenue S.,I i...... I :. .. 'i... ii
800-795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 CTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer


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Business hours 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Phone 863-675-3277 Fax 863-675-9212
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will be available this day.

STUDENTS RETURN: Monday, August 20, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.
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TALLAHASSEE Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles Bronson
and state agriculture industry
leaders are praising Florida's con-
gressional delegation for their
hard work on the 2007 Farm Bill,
which they say will benefit Flori-
da's agriculture industry and con-
sumers alike.
The U.S. House of Represen-
tatives passed the Farm, Nutri-
tion and Bioenergy Act of 2007,
referred to as the Farm Bill after
several days of debate. Commis-
sioner Bronson says the bill in-
Sludes provisions that will help
ensure Florida agriculture has the
tools it needs to remain a vibrant
contributor to the state's economy
and provides school children with
healthy, nutritious fruits and veg-
etables. The bill will be taken up
by the U.S. Senate in September.
"Congress has recognized the
importance to our economy of
specialty crops which make up 50
percent of all cash receipts," Mr.
Bronson said. "Given that Florida
is the second largest producer of
specialty crops in the country,
clearly we are extremely pleased
with the results."
Representatives of Florida's
agriculture industry joined Bron-
son in expressing support for the
bill.
"We're very pleased that the
House of Representative has rec-
ognized the importance of spe-
cialty crops and have designated
$1.7 billion in mandatory fund-
ing for important nutrition and
other programs that will benefit
not only our producers, but the
health and well-being of Ameri-
cans," said Mike Stuart, President
of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable
Association.
Michael W. Sparks, Executive
Vice President/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual said, "Florida citrus
growers salute the U.S. House
of Representatives for passing
the 2007 Farm Bill. The funding
boost this Farm Bill will give cit-
rus greening research programs


"This is a great day for Florida agriculture. Never
before has a farm bill been as beneficial to our
state. Not only does the House passed farm bill
maintain a safety net for program crops but
includes an unprecedented, amount of support for
fruit, vegetable and specialty crop production. I am
pleased the bill also strengthens our commitment to
conservation programs and encourages renewable
energy initiatives."
John Hoblick,
President of the Florida Farm Bureau


offers hope that we can unearth
a scientific solution to the insidi-
ous disease which is threatening
the very foundation of our $9 bil-
lion industry. Research is already
in the pipeline and it is essential
that it continues unabated. We
will continue to work hard in the
coming months to ensure the
U.S. Senate passes a similar ver-
sion of this bill."
"This is a great day for Florida
agriculture. Never before has a
farm bill been as beneficial to our
state. Not only does the House
passed farm bill maintain a safety
net for program crops but in-
cludes an unprecedented amount
of support for fruit, vegetable and
specialty crop production. I am
pleased the bill also strengthens
our commitment to conservation
programs and encourages renew-
able energy initiatives," said John
Hoblick, President of the Florida
Farm Bureau.
Executive Vice President of
The Florida Nursery, Growers and
Landscape Association (FNGLA),
Ben Bolusky, also praised the bill
saying, "We applaud the U.S.
House of Representatives for its
passage of the Farm Bill. It gives
long overdue recognition to the
major economic role played by
nursery and other leading spe-
cialty crops in American agricul-
ture. What is most meaningful to
Florida's nursery industry is the
Farm Bill's landmark and wel-


come emphasis on specialty crop
research, pests and diseases, risk
management and conservation.
FNGLA looks forward to working
with the U.S. Senate to ensure the
very best Farm Bill for Florida's
specialty crop industries."
Executive Vice President of
the Florida Sugar Cane League,
Dalton Yancey remarked, "Flori-
da's citizens will benefit from the
passage of this Farm Bill which
creates billions of dollars of eco-
nomic impact to the State from
the sale of agricultural products.
Agriculture is an important con-
tributor to Florida's economy.
Now, onto the Senate for the
completion of a good bill."
Unlike the 2002 Farm Bill, this
bill for the first time provides sub-
stantial funding for the fruit and
vegetable industry. These spe-
cialty crops make up a significant
portion of Florida's agriculture
industry. The bill provides $1.6
billion for specialty crops com-
pared with $200 million dollars
allocated in the 2002 Farm bill,
not in the form of subsidies but
for research, marketing and pest
management. This includes fund-
ing for research to develop more
resilient crops and combat pests
and diseases which constantly
threaten Florida farmers. The bill
also helps U.S. farmers compete
more effectively in the global
marketplace.
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ing agricultural pest or disease,"
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to Citrus Canker, our experience
showed us that there were statu-
tory roadblocks that prevented
federal and state agencies from
effectively reducing pest and dis-
ease threats. That includes sur-
veying for pests and diseases to
catch outbreaks early and quickly
accessing federal funds to deal
with outbreaks when they do
occur. This bill removes those
roadblocks and creates a system
to more efficiently protect agri-
culture."
The Farm Bill also expands the
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack
Program which provides a variety
of fresh produce for schools and
increases purchasing of fruits and
vegetables for all federal nutrition
programs. It expands popular
conservation and environmental
protection programs including
the nation's forest resources. The
bill also makes new investments
in renewable energy research,
development and production in
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combined with an On Site Residential
Lease Agreement, for Cannon Hammock
Park. Park is located on Dooley Grade off
of CR.#835, South of Clewiston. Applica-
tions will be accepted by the Special Dis-
tricts Department, where site visits &
interviews will be scheduled. Position
open until filled. (863)675-5252..


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FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston now hir-
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provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaranteed
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years or older with clean drivers license. We are a drug free
workplace. Contact 1-800-683-3155.


PAPILLON PUPPY- 9 wks old,
36 Terrace SE near Ever-
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* TAD Floor Supervisor
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LPN orI (FT, ,Pcrdtem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time-ERRNImSta~LSupeisor
Valid FL lie. Min 3yrs exp., ACLS, PALS reQ.
Pedlem RN Nursing Superisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or supervisory
status. ACLS PALS req.
Per Diem- C.NA or CNA Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.N.A Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
ull time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/at least I r. exp in area of expertise.
Full time- CT/Radlologc Technologist
Attended a IRCERT school, must be ARRT registered with a valid FL
License to practice Radiologic Technology Must have 2 years CT exp.
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Candidate should have a minimum of 3 yrs medical office manage-
ment exp In a physician's office, Position reQuires skill in developing
and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and public.
Full time Outpatient Registration Clerk
2yrs exp In a healthcare related field pref. Must have strong customer
service and computer skills.
Part time- Insurance Biller
3 plusyrs in a hospital or medical office setting pref with at least I yr
each of electronic billing and collections. Must be knowledgeable of
third party re-imbursements, co-pays, medical terminology, and UB-
92 and 1500 claim forms.
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Previous exp in a med office setting and bl-lingual pref. Knowledge of
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Must have a medical assistant certification and medical/ clinical back-
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task for equipment including pumps,
piping & structures in water distribution
system. 3 years of full time experience
in Water/Waste Water plant operations.
Distribution System operator license
required. Ability to read & understand
Engineering drawings & instructional
manuals. H/S diploma or GED. Able to
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
$53,706 $78,227 DOQ/NEGOTIABLE
Open Until Filled
BA min 5 yrs exp govmnt acctng and financial, valid DL.
ACCOUNTANT
$35,207
AA; 5 yrs exp govmnt acctng.

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST I
$10.82 hrly
1 yr. college/1 hr. exp.
ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST II
$12.09 hrly
1 yr. college/1 hr. exp.

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES
$60,729 ann/Exmpt
Engineer/5 yrs. exp.; valid DL
MECHANIC II
$14.24 rly
HS/GED, ASE Refrigerant Cert.
B-CDL

SERVICE TECHNICIAN II
$9.56 hrly -B CDL

GROUNDSKEEPER
$8.71 hrly
Valid DL

PLANNING AND BUILDING MANAGER
$47,989.76 ann./Exmpt
BA; construction, or related field; valid DL
PLANNER
$41,862 ann. $21.12 hourly
BA Planning or related field; 4 yrs. exp.; valid DL
BUILDING INSPECTOR
$20.12 hourly
Certified; valid DL

PRO SHOP ATTENDANT
$9.13 hrly; HS/GED; exp. 6-mths.
CASHIER
$9.98 hrly F/T & P/T
HS/GED; Exp. 1 yr.
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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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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
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OKEECHOBEE- Wanted female
live-in companion/hsekeep-
er, must have car, room,
board, salary, Refs req.
(863)467-7173 for interview


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BETWEEN YOU AND A GREAT
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Call Gwen (863)228-5099
BELLE GLADE BEACON
DIRECTOR
Responsible for develop-
ment and coordination of
youth, family & community
programming. Bachelors
degree, 2 yrs supervisory
exp, knowledge of commu-
nity resources & strong or-
ganizational/management
skills required. Submit
resume to:
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or fax 561-841-3555.
CERTIFIED WELDERS &
PIPE FITTERS
Needed for a project in Belle
Glade. Work starts in mid
August. Call Altman A/C
(561)863-8663 DFWP


DREDGE OPERATOR
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454


EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
Now accepting applications
for: Two Full Time Positions.
Must be proficient in Word &
Excel. 8i-lingual a +.
May apply in person
or mail resume to:
1099 W.Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, FL 33440,
Attn: Marta
or e-mail resume to:
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Administrative Assistant -Excel Skills Important MULTICRAFT-- MECHANIC/ WELDERS

Position Purpose 10 OPENINGS
Provide administrative, secretarial, and clerical support to
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Major Tasks and Responsibilities MECHANICS
Assists managers, supervisors, Safety, and Human Resourc-
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HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
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NOW HIRING
For Facility Expansion
Correctional Officers
.Sergeants
Lieutenants
Production Supervisor
Assistant Business Manager
Dentist
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1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

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King Ranch-Florida, a large, private agribusiness
corporation located near South Bay, Florida
has an excellent opportunity available for a
Shop Manager. Position is responsible for
overseeing all fleet, shop and farm equipment
maintenance, including purchase, repair and
management, computerized parts inventory
and capital expenditure department budgets.
Prior maintenance supervisory experience,
preferably in an agricultural environment, is
required. Must be familiar with the operation,
maintenance and repair of farm equipment.
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package. Qualified applicants, please call
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1) Art Lawrence 3/2
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Cill Ashley
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Tree next to Canal
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A-2. prop. incl. 1990
2/1 MH asking
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in Moore Haven, tons of
upgrades, DBLLot only
$145K Call Ashley
10) Mini Ranch on 10
+/- Acres with
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on Al Don Farming
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1)Buy 5 or 20ac .5ac
parces in Ladeca, asking
$95K each Call San
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at $23,500 Cll Enrkilte
3)2 Ac. Cteared on
Davidson Rd. $140K
MLS# 20)0693222
4) CR833 2.5 acres
possible commercial
$89K
5) Great Deals in
Montura! Call Sam
6)10 ac in Ladeca with
pond ,239.9K, call Sam


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starting at $26.6K call

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2)836 Tlhatcher Blvid. GarayS
$1,150 month w/ Se HablaEspatol
$1,150 Security 863-2284798
3)Smer Self Sitonge -
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3 Duplexs on 'liinklad
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SeHabla Espalol
561-722-7347


537 Osceola Ave 4/2 $199,900
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305-5065876


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*3/2.5 Ridgewood Subdivison, 4 car
garage, large pMol, & more. $439,000
*4/2.5 CBS w/brick, Irg lot $249,900
S2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*2/2 MH, Seminole Manor, carport,
dbl garage, furnished. $125,000
*3/3 MH w/Lrg Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. $120K Make Offer
*3/2 Log Sided MH, Waterfront
w/ seawall, .48 acs, fenced. Priced to
Sell @ $119,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
3/2 '05 CBS Home SHIP Eligiblc$159,000
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH w/irg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
* 2/1 MH-Lnkeport with direct Lake "O"
Access. Reduced to $109,000
Owner Motivated
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced.
$92,500


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*.2 Brick Home,Oak St, +2000sq tonsof
storage, hurricane shutters & more. $297,500
S'3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish tile, planted
palms and more. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $149,900
* 33 ac lot in Port LaBelle Reduced to
$59,000
*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
* A Rare Find in Lakeport Community!
10 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per
ac. Owner Will Divide
SHighlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC
parcels starting at $23,500 per ac.
S.22 ac MH lot in Clewiston $20,900
SBuildable lot located in harlem.
$15,000
SMobile Home lot in Harlem $10,000
MONTURA
S1.88 AC with MH for only $105.000
S1 0 r.nt. ,vnilahle Startino at $30.000


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gbopened. Extrand new, never ckg set. Wood/oak. Asking $120. 72"-80" W x 7.5' H $150 or MICROWAVE OVEN: Large, qualified. Call
opened. Extra memory pckg or475 best offer. (863)675-4098 best offer. (863)467-8161 ideal for workplace or home. (866)858-2121, www.Onli-
venings (SECTIONAL- New, dark Only $25! (863)357-6303. neTidewaterTech.com.
MONITOR- 19" Gateway, COUCHES- (2), 1 is 8ft, brown, Bassett, w/2 reclin- RO AR RFR Kn BOUNCE HOUSESLIDE
beige, good picture. $50 (green) 1 is sofa bed, (plaid es, asking $1000 00 AR UBOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE-
(863)697-2033 multi colors) $700 or will sell (863)73-3660 more, Breath clean air. Ex- COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
separate (863)675-2463 ( cellent condition. $75. tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
PRINTER, Epson Stylus 740 & DINETTE SE- 3 pcs. wood ta SECTIONAL SOFA- 3pc, great 863-357-6303 or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
Visioneer 1 Touch Scan- ble trimmed in hunter green. shape, $175 (863)978507 WATER COOLER, Sunbeam, 5 CALCULATOR- TI-84, All
ner/Fax/Copier. $40/both, Like new $75. SLEEP NUMBER BED- Queen gallon, cold, hot &,room manuals & attachments for
will sep. (863)763-5280 (863)634-8758 size. $800 (863)675-0273 temperature water, great download. Used 3 times.
SONY LAPTOP 512 ram, all DINING ROOM SUITE- Cherry SOFA & LOVESEAT- Hunter cond. $40 (863)697-1443 $100. (772)708-3645 *
XP & program disks & wood, 8 padded chairs, 2 green leather. Excellent DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
books, $500 or trade for leafs. Paid 2k, asking $350 quality. $750. children, etc. Only one sig-
gun. (772)461-8822 (573)281-9007 LaBelle (863)763-4088 nature required! *Excludes
DINING SET, Bassett, beautiful SOFA & LOVESEAT- White, RING- Mans, yellow gold, w/ govt. fees! Call weekdays
SONY LAPTOP- With all origi- cherry wood, table, 6 chairs good condition. $300 Solitaire diamond (.15pt.) 800)462-2000, ext.600.
nal disks-trade for pistol or & hutch. $500 (863)261-7069 leave mes- white gold setting exc cond (8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
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MOBILITY CHAIR- Sundancer,
new batteries. $500
(863)675-6214
SLOT MACHINE- Coin operat-
,1 .--:i condition. $175 or
e.n:l on (863)467-8161



DRUM SET, 13 pc., Pearl Ex-
port Series, emerald green
w/accessories. $800
(863)467-5906
PIANO- Spinet, excellent con-
dition, $400 (863)517-0489



AMAZON PARROT- 3 mos old,
yellow naped, $900 firm
(863)673-4716
AQUARIUM, 90 GALLON,
wood stand, filter, gravel,
volcano's, etc., $325. or best
offer. (863)357-3092
BULLDOG/CATAHOULA MIX-
F, 4 yrs old, to exc home
ONLY, blue eyes, house
broken. (863)467-0380
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY: Female,
4 months old. Sweet dispo-
sition. Long legged. Must
see! $100. (863)801-1302
CHIHUAHUA- tan, male, 2 1/2
month old., $250.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBelle area.
DOBERMANS: AKC, Lg. Bred.
Shots/Wormed. Docked &
Dewclaws done. $550 & up.
Ready 8/30. (863)763-6703
DOG PENS, (4), Large chain
link dog pens, $500 will sell
sep. (863)612-0992
FISH TANK- 240 gallon with
accessories. You move.
$300 (863)675-6214
LOVEBIRDS, Mated, with large
cage & nesting box. $100
(863)697-8731
MALTESE DOG: 1 year old
adult, female, small size,
$350. Call (863) 983-1970.
MALTESE PUPPIES, AKC, Fe-
male & Male, Shots &
Wormed. (863)983-1970
MALTESE/POODLE MIX-
white, 2 yrs old male, friend-
ly, has vaccinations & vet
record $400 (863)697-0465
MIN DASCHUND PUPS, Long
haired, black & tan, dapple,
red. $400 w/shots & papers.
(863)634-5943 or 634-7883
PEKINGESE PUP, CKC, 10
weeks, male, to good home
only. $250. (863)599-8074
PIT BULL- Blue, 4 weeks old.
Purebred, $350.
(863)673-5513
Stamp Out ITCHAMACALLITS!
Shampoo with Happy
Jack(R) Paracide I(TM) &
ItchNOMore(R). Apply Skin
Balm(R). At Tractor Supply.
www.happyjackinc.com.
WHOOPS! German Shepherd /
Chesapeake Bay Puppies: 7
wks. old. Adorable, must
see. $200. (239)246-6739


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RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT
Stainless Steel Tables,
Triple Sinks, 6 & 8 Burner
Stoves, 3 Door Freezer,
Walk in Cooler w/Freezer,
2 Door Cooler, Meat Display
Case, Icemaker, Meat Slicer
& more. (305)322-2056
Clewiston area


SKI, O'Brien Graphite Slalom
w/ custom case & tow rope.
Like new. $75 for all.
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
TABLE- For boat or motor
home, rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$50 (863)697-2033



BOOM BOX- Sanyo,
AM/FM/CD/Cassette player.
24"L x 9"W $30
(863)763-0625
PIONEER STEREO, York &
Bose speakers. Oldies but,
still plays good. $150..
(863)634-3659



MAGNAVOX TV- 36", color,
like new, used a few times,
$300 (863)697-8507
TELEVISION- Toshiba 48", re-
built, great picture. $600 or
best offer. (863)467-0171
TV- 27", Works good, Nothing
wrong with it. $50.
(863)610-4674



CEMENT MIXER: Electric.
$135. (863)675-8937
DRILL PRESS: Bench Top,
$75. (863)234-1344
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR- Coleman 6250
surge 5500 run watts.
W/220 volt ext. cord. Hardly
used. $400. (863)467-6372
GENERATOR- McCullouch,
FG5700AK, Brand new, Never
used. Have Manuals & re-
ceipts. $500. (863)763-8691
PRESSURE WASHER, Electric,
1300 psi. $75.
(863)234-1344
WELDER, Portable & Air com-
pressor. Mounted on trailer.
$1500. neg.561-758-4337

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VACUUM CLEANER- Rainbow,
All attachments, Great cond.
$500. or best offer.
(863)261-7069 Leave msg


VCR HIFI stereo, Sharp, Al-
most new, 35 movies & ex-
tra tapes, $100 or trade.
(772)461-8822



ADULT DVD'S (5)- New, $40
for all. Call Dawn at
(863)634-3783
XXX MOVIE COLLECTION- 75
DVD's for $100 or best offer.
(352)317-1928


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 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




TRACTOR- Case 255, runs
good. $1200 (863)517-1107




BUSH HOG- Howse 4ft, like
new. $500 or best offer-will
trade up or down for 3 pt fin-
ish mower. (305)299-1203
GARDEN TILLER- Honda
GX160, 5.5 HP, rear tine,
heavy duty. $300 or best of-
fer (863)674-0098
HUSKY LAWN TRACTOR- like
new, 18hp, 42" cut, $600 or
best offer (863)612-5676
LAWN MOWERS,1 Scag, 48"
cut, $5000 & 50" cut Dixie
Chopper, $4500.
(863)227-0533
MOWER- Craftsman, self pro-
pelled, 6.75hp, 21", mulch-
ing, exc cond. $200
(863)634-1479
MOWER PAN: 64" Cut, Belly
for Kobota Tractor. Like new.
$400. (863)612-9233- La-
Belle.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 B&S, runs
great, $400 or trade for a 4'
bush hog, 863-675-1816
RIDING LAWN MOWER- Yard
machine, 42" mulcher, runs
& cuts great. $500
(239)850-3639/229-1287
RIDING MOWER- Snapper
8hp, 30" cut, runs/cuts'
good, just needs rear axle
bearing. $80 (863)763-7875



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


Rentals

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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



$234/Mo! 3BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. W/D, util's & appls, 2 per-
son max. Can be used for of-
fice. $1050 mo 863-946-3333
MOORE HAVEN- furn. w/util.,
efficiency $150/wk, 1br apt
$200/wk. (863)946-3636 or
(863)509-0096

NOW RENTING

Collingswood Apartments

Units Available
with rental assistance.
OFFICE HOURS:
Mon. & Thurs. 8am-4pm
863-675-7650

Equal Housing Oppor-
tunity





3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BETWEEN LeBelle & Clewis-
ton, 3br, 2ba home in Horse-
shoe Acres. Lg fenced lot
w/sm kennel. No indoor
pets. $850. mo., + 1st, last
& Sec. dep. Must pass rental
credit appl. for apprvl. Yrly
rebate for timely rental pay-
ments. Contact Nakita
(407)399-9291


CLEWISTON, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
gar, 2.5 ac. New '06, $1800
mo. + sec. w/option to buy.
305-423-5334/561-719-6207
CLEWISTON- Ridge area,
newly renovated. 3br/2ba,
Double gar., fully equipped kit.,
Screen lani. $1200/mo, 1st,
last & 1 mo sec. Must have
exc. cr/refs. (239)353-0396
HOUSE-3br/2ba, 1730 sqft. All
apple, W/D, w/laminate floors,
arage, handicap access.
1550/mo. (863)946-3333
*Houses*Trailer Lots*
*Horse Stalls* Pet Boarding*
Clewiston/Dr. LE Thompson,
Jr. (754)224-0364
MOORE HAVEN- 3 bedroom,
$700/month Call
(772589-0794 or
772)633-9719
Never Rent Again! Buy,
4BR/2BA $15,400! Only
$199/Mo! 3/BR $11,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
PAHOKEE, 3BR/1BA, Avail
9/1. Call Elizabeth
(561)441-4397
PAHOKEE, 3BR/2BA, c/a, vinyl
tile throughout, Available 8/1,
Call Elizabeth
(561)441-4397
RENT or ::;- w,,.Opi:in to buy,
5 acres, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Pond, Zoned Ag. w/fencing.
$1100 mo. 239-297-5864









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







FREE ROOM, In large house,
with some light conditions.
Se habla Espanol.
(786)499-9701




MOORE HAVEN- New '07,
55+ Comm., D/W, 2br/2ba
on river. Bring boat/yacht!
Beautifully landscaped. Wa-
ter & Electric at dock.
$1200. mo. (786)290-1542


Real Estate

III-

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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




3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm., 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
Corner of S.W. 10th St. &
S.W. Ave. C. $200,000.
Realty International, Sandy
Weiser (561)329-1408

CANAL POINT Quiet country
home with many large cy-
press shade trees. 3 BR 1
bath, CBS const. on 2/3
acre. Liv. Rm with fire pi.,
dining rm, kitch, appl. in-
cluded. Detached garage
with 1/2 bath that could be
an apartment. Brick/mas.
BBQ 1720 sq. ft. New cen-
tral a/c-heat. $125,000 by
appointment. (561)924-7702
CBS HOME, 3/2, in Clewiston,
newly remodeled, w/ceramic
tile firs., brand new kit., met-
al roof, a/c, carport,
screened-in back porch &
fenced in yard, nice neigh-
borhood just on the outside
of town, Great Area!
$196,000. 863-902-0808 or


561-261-7747.
CLEWISTON, Montura Ranch,
Single Family Home, on 1 &
1/4 acres of land. 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba., 2 Living area's & 1
Large Family Rm. $130,000.
(863)228-2933
HOME FOR SALE- 3/2/2,
Screened in back porch,
shed, brick fire pit in back-
yard, home built in 2000.
$260,000 (561)261-2554
Belle Glade
LaBelle: MOVE IN TODAY!
3/3 Down Town, Near Court-
house. Large rooms. Top
Area $194,500. or Annual
Lease $1800 mo. Owner.
863-675-1107


HARLEM 3/2
Brand New -
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $164,500.
Low Down payment
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010
LEHIGH, 1900 sq ft.4BR/2BA,
+ Den $149K. or Rent.
ACREAGE, 5 acres, Zoned AG.
$145K (239)368-7164
MOOREHAVEN, 3br/2ba on
1/3 acre, everything new in-
side & out, a must see.
(863)946-3212 or 265-0248



AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline Four
Seasons- Call
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
Developer's Closeout Now-
September 29th- save on al-
ready low pre-construction
pricing starting at 70k. Lots
& condos available w/ water,
marsh, golf, nature views.
lyr. no payment options.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
So/ Central Florida. Lake Lots
Reduced $100,000 Owner
says "SELl'! 1 to 3 acre
lakefront and lake access
properties in a gated com-
munity with city water and
sewer, paved roads and un-
derground utilities. Priced
from $79,900 w/ excellent fi-
nancing available. Call
(866)352-2249 ext 2051.



BELLE GLADE- Residential-
mobile home/buildable lot.
Please call (561)792-0203
leave msg.



ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION!
Near Tucson, Football Field
'Sized Lots. $0 Down/$0 In-
terest, $159/Month ($18,995
total). FREE INFORMATION.
"Money Back Guarantee!
(800)682-6103 Op#10.
ASHEVILLE NC AREA MOUN-
TAIN LAND Pristine moun-
tain ,property with over 4
miles of river frontage. 1 to 8
acre homesites from the
$80's! Custom owner's
lodge, river walk & more.
Adjacent to the Pisgah Na-
tional Forest. Call owner:
(866)800-4561
BATTERY CREEK, SC WA-
TERFRONT at drastically re-
duced prices! Marshfront
lots from $179,900.
Dockable Waterfront lots
from $249,900. Located in
Beaufort, SC. Premier loca-
tion & neighborhood. All lots
have central water, sewer &
underground utilities. Call:
(888)279-4741.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal Georgia Land Liquida-
tion Sale 20 to 40+ acre
home sites from $109,900
to $169,900, beautiful timber
with potential to subdivide.
Save $10,000 on your pur-
chase and pay no closing
costs for a limited time.
*Some restrictions apply*
Up to 100% financing with
approved credit. Call Now!
(800)898-4409 ext1319.
COASTAL GEORGIA PROPER-
TY Beautiful marsh view and
creekside homesites, min-
utes to the Golden Isles.
Creekside homesite with
woodstork rookery, 2.1'
acres at $99,990. Long
range marshview homesite,
2.8 acres at $149,990. Call
owner: (866)799-5903.
Mid-Summer Sale! Dockable
Lakefront NOW $59,900.
SAVE $20,000. Lake Access
with FREE Boat Slips NOW
$19,900. SAVE $10,000. 1
Day- Aug. 11th Only! Gor-
geous private lake. Wooded
park-like setting. Easy ac-
cess 1-40. Gated lake com-
munity w/ paved rds, utils,
more. Excellent financing.
Call now (888)792-5253, x
1382.
Move to the Smoky Mountains
3/4-3 acre tracts starting at
$79,900. 15 min from Pi-
geon Forge Gatlinburg. Low
taxes Low crime. Majestic
Mountain Views
(888)215-5611 x101
www.mountainhightn.com.
NC: Best buy in mountains!
Two acres with spectacular
view, paved road, gated.
housesite in, owner financ-
ing. Bryson City. $65,000,
$13,000 down. Call owner!
(800)810-1590, www.wild-
catknob.com.


NC MOUNTAINS New Log
Home- 3.2 Acres Only
$79,900. New 2,500 sq.ft.
log home package with 3.2
acres with a mountain
stream! (800)455-1981,
ext.103.
ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARK-
WAY Beautiful North Caroli-
na Mountain Estates. Huge
Views Mountain Streams.
Prices starting at Only
$69,900! Call Now!
(800)230-6380, ext. 2378


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No Money Down w/ your land
equity included. New 3 and 4
BR Doublewides for low
monthly payments. Call
(863)673-4325
ORTONA- 3br/2ba Manufac-
tured home with extra Ig.
master Bd, garden tub, chain
link fenced 80 x 100 lot,
10X 12 shed, screened Lanai,
carport, concrete dr.,
city sewer & water, 1%/ lots
from river. $145,000 neg.
239-438-5287
SINGLEWIDE, 3 BR, 2 BA on
1 acres lot. Home is in very
good condition. $5000
down. Owner financing.
Good credit or Bad credit ac-
cepted. Call Kenny @
(863)673-4325


NORRIS LAKEFRONT, LAFOL-
LETTE, TENNESSEE, New
Gated Development, Fantas-
tic Views, Deep Water,
Utilities, Boat Launch, Near
Golf Course, One Hour North
of Knoxville, www.hidden-
springsonnorrislake.com,
(800)362-4225.
Private Island Fox Island, NY
263+/- acre island in Lake
Ontario. 5,000+/- s.f. reno-
vated 8 bedroom 5 bath
lodge (c 1905), plus 1/2
acre mainland lot with boat
dock and parking. 3,000 foot
grass landing strip. Includes
rare ownership of 27+/-
acres of duck marsh. In-
credible fishing and duck
hunting retreat. Minutes by
boat from Cape Vincent, NY
Selling at Absolute Auction
on August 24. Gustav Stick-
ley Antiques sold separately.
Woltz & Associates, Inc.
(800)551-3588, Schrader
eal Estate & Auction Co.,
Inc. NY #32SC1115028.
Visit schraderauction.com or
woltz.com.
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.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
dream rustic 2- story log
cabin on 13 acres with barn,
pastures, woods, creek, ad-
joins Jefferson National For-
est with miles and miles of
trails, have to sell $389,500
owner (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



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




BRAND NEW 3BR, 2BA, Dou-
blewide, in S. Clewiston, Avail
Now! $850/mo.
(863)228-9138
FSBO: Fleetwood Carriage
Manor, Xtreme, 3/2, brand
new '07, shed, fenced yard
on 1/4 acre, city water &
sewer $135,000.
(863)381-4908
LABELLE- New, 3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, on 2.5 fenced acres,
W/D, DW, Deck, Good cred-
it, $1100 (239)910-5115
LAKE PORT,
Doublewide, 4br, 2ba,
Central air. $400. deposit.
S$200. weekly 863-673-5704
'MOORE HAVEN- (For Sale or
Rent) Remodeled 3BR, 2BA
on 1 acre, fenced, $850/mo.
4BR, 2BA w/FR & LR, on 1/2
acre, $950/mo, (For Rent
Only) 1BR, 1BA $475/mo.
2BR, 2BA, 14x60, $600/mo.,
2BR 1BA, $550/mo,
(863509-0096 or
,(863)946-3636
NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide
in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Pool, Club House, Riv-
er Access. Maintenance in-
cluded. 55 and older
community. $725 monthly.
Call Loraine (863)946-2790.
NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide
in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club 55 and older commu-
nity. Very secure w/ use of
swimming pool and club
house. $650 mo. Call Lo-
raine (863)946-2790.



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
-BANK REPO'S-
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
DISTRESS SALE: All Double-
wides must go! Take a look,
and make an offer Lowest
prices in years. Call Kenny
@ (863)673-4325
LAND / HOME PACKAGE. Re-
duced to the lowest prices
available in South West,
Florida. All offer will be con-
siders. Call (863)673-4325
M.H. STEPS- Wood
w/wrought iron
30"Hx36"Wx36" long. $50.
(863)288-8884
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. $99,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
NEW 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home
in the low $30's. Lowest
prices in 5 years. Take ad-
vantage. Low Down Pay-
ment, Low Monthly
Payments. 3 all Kenny @
(863)673-4325


YAMAHA YFZ 450- '04 & '05
Suzuki Z400. Excellent con-
dition. $6500. or will separ-
ate (863)824-6175



NOMAD 3720- '04, 38ft, like
new, 2 queen BR 2 slide-
outs,loaded, immaculate
NADA value $28,900. Best
offer located on beautiful
Lake Istokpoga
(239)948-2298

TRAVEL TRAILER- 20', Could
be used for a hunting cabin,
needs work. Asking $500.
Neg (863)675-4098 (Eves)


SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES:
'05 Mobile Home w/Land: 4
Br, 2 Ba. w/2 sheds & Lake.
$128,000. (863)228-3921


Recreation

-III --
Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035




ALUMINUM BOAT- 12', &
Trailer w/7hp engine. $550.
or best offer. (863)946-3377

BACKWATER BOAT '90- 14',
Shallow water boat. 95
Johnson 15hp w/ galvanized
trailer $1750 (561)389-3441

BASS BOAT- 18', Live well,
Bait well, Depth finder, Trol-
ling motor. 90 hp Mariner.
$800. Neg. (863)467-4566

BOAT- 14' Flat bottom, alum
w/trailer Mariner 2.5 HP,
motor & Minnkota 65 trolling
motor. $650 (863)674-0098

BOAT: 15%/ FT., Aluminum, V-
Haul, 20 hp Johnson, Trr.,
Brand new Minkota Trolling
Motor. $600. 863-357-4837

BOAT TRAILER- Magic tilt,
single axle, alum., 4 bunk,
winch, jack stand, never
used $2000 (863)357-6229

FISHING BOAT- Aluminum,
'1977 Lone Star, with trailer.
Good condition. $450.
(863)763-0410

GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats &
trolling motor, trailer, 5hp
Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
$1450 (863)697-9704

PONTOON BOAT, 20 ft., 48hp
Evenrude, $2250 or best of-
fer. (863)467-2712 or
(863)634-3580

SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038



CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, 32',
all fiberglass, Ir, dr, elec.
slide, Ig. a/c exc. cond.,
$12,900. (561)346-4692

DODGE '89, Motor home, high
top, stove, fridge, shower,
good motor, body, tires.
i.I' l 'L' 1 I' L.t I *.l :,l: .'

DODGE VAN CAMPER- '74,
Roof A/C, Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)634-2684

TRAVEL TRAILER '92- Road
Ranger, sleeps 4-6, great
cond, new tires. $3600 or
best offer. (863)467-8161




JOHNSON GT200- boat motor,
asking $250 or best offer
(863)763-4643

OUTBOARD MOTOR '06- Su-
zuki 2.5hp, 6 year warranty,
exc. cond. $700 or best of-
fe. (561)389-3441



HARLEY BUELL '01- 500 cc,
black, jet kit, new tires, runs
great, V & H exhaust. $1800
(863)946-0850/227-1595

HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD
KING '92- exc cond., Blue,
$5900 (863)357-6530 or
(863)697-3954

HONDA CRF50 '05- great con-
dition, $900 (863)634-6265

HONDA SHADOW VT700 '85-
very clean, exc'cond., $1750
(239)745-5817
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs. and looks real good.
Asking $1800. or best offer
(863)634-3344

LOW RIDER BIKE:. Black w/ all
gold. $500 or best offer
(863)675-1275 LaBelle

MOTOR SCOOTER- Off the
road. Runs perfect $175.
(863)610-4674

YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $400.
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter 3pm




SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271


FORD F250 '95- Power Stroke,
runs great. Selling truck or
just motor, trans, rear end,
cab. $2500. 863-763-8801
FORD RANGER, '85, reg. cab,
V8 302, 17" alum. rims,
needs gas tank finished,
$1200. (863)467-4497
GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$21,500. (863)675-1493
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE La-
redo 1993, Not pretty, but
runs, runs, runs! $600 or
best offer (863)357-5867
ROOF RACK- For '05 Dodge
Durango, Like new. $100.
(863)801-4283


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted -1010
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




BUICK LESABRE 1989, Me-
chanically Al, A/C not work-
ing. $900. (239)728-6629
Alva
CADILLAC DEVILLE 98- White
w/beige carriage top, Ither,
beautiful auto, well maint.,
NorthStar, V8, 24 mpg hwy,
92K, $4600 (863)674-0481
CADILLAC SEVILLE '93- Pearl
white, great cond, leather in-
terior, good on gas. $1700
or best offer (863)357-3639
CHEVY NOVA '76- Good
cond., needs minor paint &
body work. $800 firm
(239)657-2754/503-7653
CHRYSLER TOWN &' COUN-
TRY- '06, 11K mi., Like new.
With Extended Warranty
$16K. (863)763-8953
FORD EXPLORER XL '92-
Runs good, green, a/c & cd
stereo, needs muffler & tires.
$1500 firm. (863)357-8265
Hondas From $500! Cars and
Trucks Available Now! Many
Makes and Models! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext.
9275.
MERCURY TOPAZ '93- runs
ood, new front end parts,
900 (863)612-5676
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, greatair, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2300. (863)357-0037 Okee
TOYOTA TERCEL '89- Needs a
transmission. $200
(863)261-2511



ANTIQUE FOR SALE: 1925
Dodge Sedan, 4 Door.
$9,000 or best offer. Call
(863)673-1803 LaBelle
CHEVY 1959, 1 Ton, $1500
(863)234-9564 LaBelle
DODGE CLASSIC '68- 30k
original miles, needs some
work. $2000 (863)467-6036



AUDIO SPEAKERS (2)- 10"
_ Memphis Audio w/1,000 watt
amp in a custom truck box.
$250 (863)763-4849
CHEV 350 HEADS- asking $50
or best offer (863)634-7318
CHEVY 3/4 TON P/U '54, with
6 cyl & 4 spd trans., runs
good. $800 (863)763-1370
CHROME BUMPERS, front &
rear, from a '99 Chevy Ta-
hoe, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-6235
FORD 351 HEADS- asking $50
(863)634-7318
MUD TIRES- 17x40x16.5, on
rims, good shape, set of 4,
$500 or best offer
(561)644-4840
PICK UP BED: 2001 Dodge w/
Bumper, Tail lights, Tail Gate
& Goose neck hitch. $400.
Good cond. (863)675-1862
RIMS & TIRES, 24", 6 lug, fits
Chevy & Nissan Titan,
$2500 (863)673-2314
TAIL GATE- '84 F250, exc
condition, $185 or best offer
(863)763-4643
TIRES & RIMS (2),
33/12.50/15, like new. $150
firm. (863)801-4519
TRUCK ENGINE & TRANS: 2.2
liter Chevy, 30k miles, w/5
spd trans, hd clutch, & rear
end $1300 (863)675-2557
WHEEL: From 2007 Dodge
Ram, 8 lug, polished alumi-
num. $400. or best offer.
(863)697-0424
WHEELS & TIRES- 15x10"
Universal 5-4 3/4 x 5-4 1/2,
good cond. $300 firm
(239)503-7653 or 657-2754



CHEVY- '90, Shortbed, Auto.,
A/C, Runs great. $800.
(863)261-3358
CHEVY PICK UP 1500 '95-
Runs well, transmission may
need tune up. $1500
(863)228-2933
DODGE DAKOTA 1997, V6,
A/C, Good work truck.
$1500. (863)763-1370
DODGE RAM 1500- '03, 4x4,
Quad cab, Hemi. Excellent
condition. $16,900.
(863)675-1493
FORD F100 '82, 3.8L, V6, 3
spd man. trans., camper
cap, toolbox, newer tires.
$1000 neg. (863)763-8335


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on August 20 2007, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-08
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR REZONING OF AN APPROXIMATE 120 ACRE PAR-
CEL OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 27
ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON TO PLANNED
UNIT DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT (PUD) AFTER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS; PROVIDING FOR
UPDATE OF THE CLEWISTON EXISTING LAND USE MAP: AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
P "1 ', ,,jI Ii. -"" 1... ':. i.dj. r : .' j j,. ,, Ir r, rl o.-, C) n,,,'i, City Hall,
1 1-,,,Iur, I. ,,, ,, .i .. NOh I, j, wf., o1. Ih1...l- ,' ,.. ,.I jHl d, rested par-
lies anal inerestea paries may appear al me neeing and ea eaia win respect to
the proposed ordinance. It any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
228232 CN 8/2/07


TOOL BOX- For full size truck,
Diamond plated w/top rail.
72" Good condition. $150.
(863)697-2704

UTILITY TRAILER- 16ft,
w/tandem axles, elec brakes,
new lights & 4 new tires
$1500 (863)675-3628



CHEVY TAHOE '01, 88k miles,
tan leather int., fully loaded,
4wd, exc. cond. Must see.
$15,500 (863)467-9902

JEEP CJ7 '79- Excellent condi-
tion, must sell. $2500 firm.
352)392-1921 7-4,
352)318-8165 after 4pm



UTILITY TRAILER- 4' x 8',
good shape, factory made,
low miles, orig tires w/spare.
$180(863)763-7875



CHEVY CONVERSION VAN,
'95, $800. (863)612-0992

MITSUBISHI VAN '87- Low
miles, dependable, seats 8
or can move seats $700 or
best-offer. (863)357-3639


Public Nolices

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Public Notice .. 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-000241-CA
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
KIMBERLY YANG, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF KIMBERLY YANG, RICKY LYTLE,
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KIMBERLY YANG
Unknown Spouse Of KIMBERLY YANG
430 N. Olivio Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
And all parties claiming interest by,
through, under or against
KIMBERLY YANG
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KIMBERLY YANG
and all parties having or claiming to have
any night, title, or interest in theproper-
ty herein described: CURRENT RESI-
DENCE UNKNOWN/LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS:
430 N. Olivio Street, Clewiston, FL33440
EXHIBIT "A"
9810251 B575P129
ANORY ST:FL
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,1, ii. l '. ,,I,,. ,,'i. ,,,, according to
the plat therecf re,,.nd; in Pl3t Eon'
3, Pages 37, a' 1,,, "'i ,a ir, el., h,
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action .to
foreclose mortgage on the following
described property in Hendry County,
Florida:
All of the property located at 430 N. OLI-
VIO STREET, in the City/Townvillage
of CLEWISTON, County of Hendry,
State of FL, in which the Borrower has
an ownership, leasehold or other legal
interest. This property is more particu-
larly described on the sch lededu
Additional Property Description"
which is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Together with a security interest in that
certain 1998 60 X 28 CREST POIN
home, serial number FLA14613730.
and having a commonly known address
as:
430 N. Olivio Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve an original of your
itten defenses, if any, with the
Hendry County Clerk of this Court
within 30 days from the first date of
., ,, ,, a copy on
:',. in.. .,,,,- ,t, r.- G. Snytkin,
of the Law Firm of Saxon, Gilmore,
Canraway, Gibbons, Lash & Wilcox,
PA., 201 i'- B;.i b600,
Tampa, F. :: i. r,,, "' days
from the "-, ' .,.,, oth-

complaint.
DATED: July 16, 2007
Barara S. Butler
As Clerk of the Court
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In accordance with the Americans With
S, ,hi Act, persons with
1i. .i; nd needing a special accom-
modalion to participate in this pro-
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,h ,,'. i ,. i I .,dng impaired,
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Service.
226200 CN 7/26;8/2/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ITE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE O.: 07-251-CA
HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION USA,
Plaintiff,
VS.
PEDROTRUIZ, at ux.,et al.,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
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meaL to-wit
LOTS 22 AND 23, IN BLOCK 431 OF
THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER
7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE FLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WirhiN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
ENTERE ,ii HaHfl-O i ,,ri',r iln'i.i
t h i s : .ir, ,,) I l J i '',
BARBARA S.BUTLER
LilIl Iii,r,,]j
By:/S/S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
226073 CGS 7/26;8/2/07
NOTICE
Notice is hereby .;., tflt '.n
08/11/2007 at ,il n .l iiA :hr
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
r. -. i 'n: ,r,: n ,:, .,;,1 FORT
-r ii :lf ; 'T n t II '.1.i 1 ,i 1 Put.
I .:h b A ,'lT,: fih.-i l ea,,tn., rn
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Jennifer Doak #209
Refg., water cooler, heater,
speakers & misc. items
Wallace Pitts #L-8
Sofa, TV, misc. items
RacheiPunere 1L-38
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228282 CGS 8/2,9/07
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
August 10 2007
at 9:00 a.m. at1233N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Don Simlien:
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Property of Annie Pringle:
Small dryer, bed frame & big box of
clothes
228081 CGS 8/2,9/2007
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
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it ,rI |I '.1_ urII ..,,Iu I ja uM
Port LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the workshop is for the
Board to consider a candidate for the
gositon of General Manager of the
district.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
THE LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM HAS A
LEVEL OF TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES WHICH EXCEEDS STANDARDS
SITUATION
The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water
to inactivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far
outweigh its' risks. However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some
disinfectants combine with organic and inorganic matter present in the water to
form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBP's). A number of DBP's such
as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's) may be a
health concern at certain levels of exposure.
The laboratory analysis results for the TTHM sample collected in January 2007,
April 2007, July 2007. and November 2006, now indicate a running annual aver-
age TTHM concentration of 89.3 micrograms per liter (ug/L). Therefore, The De-
partment has determined that this water system has generated a Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) violation for TTHM's, since Table 3 of Rule 62-550,
Flonda Administrative Code (FA.C.), identifies the MCL for TTHM's as 80 (ug/L).
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who dnnk water containing Tdhalomethanes in excess of the Maxi-
mum Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with
their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased chance
of getting cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO?
This isenot an immediate risk, however, until the problem is corrected, any custom-
ers who are concerned about their exposure to TTHM's may wish to us alternative
sources of water for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water treat-
ed by an appropriate home water treatment device. Appropriate home water treat-
ment devices are those certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for
reducing TTHM's in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
The problem will be corrected when the Seminole Tribe builds their new water treat-
ment plant on the Brighton Reservation. Construction is expected to be completed
in late 2007.
For more information, please contact Jeff Ussery at (863) 946-1300, or write to:
Lakeport Water Association, Inc., 10055 Red Barn Road, Moore Haven, FL
33471. You may also contact the DeptL of Environmental Protection Potable Water
Compliance/Enforcement Section at (239) 332-6975. Please share this informa-
tion with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not
have received this notice directly (for example those in apartments, nursing home,
school and businesses.
228275 GD 8/2/07

FAIR HOUSING MEANS:
NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF
RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN,
FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS.
THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
PROGRAM
CITY OF CLEWISTON
IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS
PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT
TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM
DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE
SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF
HOUSING.
IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING
DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777NOR TDD 1-
800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND
REFERRAL.




EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC 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:
Hoyt Holbrooks (Church Road Borrow Pit) PO Box 280, Felda, FL 33930, has sub-
mitted Application 070620-8 for a Water Use Permit for an industrial use. The
water will be withdrawn from groundwater and the project is located in Section
33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East.
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ui,, i i, j ,-. I'l 1 ,r,,1, ,... .. ii,- ,- : ),, ',, ?, r and the project is
r -,. 1 . 1 T I : ... l'J
I',! i i. ,,Ti,," i .I :w'. rfin :i r: imi, FL 33170, and Frank & Vivian Sabilson-
1,0i I I .l .1 i,.) I, ,, II. 33440 (iaz Farm-Gil Farm) has submitted
Application 070618-8 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the
District Permit 26-00008-E. The project is located in Section 16, Township 46
.,.ii, Ai,., 'a, ii I ...,.,r, i,,i s fi 120 acres of vegetableswith discharg-
i nI ,, I". ," ,
Trii i i":.,: ,r,.,: 1.1. Iiiii ,',,-A,,,- Ilf- I ., O Boxo7 Clewiston,-FL
.. r. i,, ,,T,,n i.l.,,,' ,, n1 r.. '. ,,, 1 ewal of Everglades Ag rcul-
,j,, .,,. ,H.,,i ,:,i ii,. [i,' || ,,t ,,, ,,, r:r ''i i i; he project is located in Sec-
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lbjluts cll-h l ce ,meln l-' o r 'q'u l-muT b-III receIIIIIv b STr ,t,.ll IPM In, II a-,
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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 ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL F LO i rn
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM w rn i ,,,.
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be pvided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
228115 CGS 08/02/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY COMMISSION
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Public notice is herebygiven that the City Commission of the City of Clewiston,
Florida (the "City"), wi hold a public hearing in the City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, 115 W. Venura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, during a meeting com-
mencing at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
possible, on the proposed issuance by the City of its industrial revenue bonds (the






a mte censideed at t s m l an ringhed o ohs wiln ed o a
onds", ion a principal amount not to exceed $6,000, for the purpose of pro-
viding a loan to PranaSleep, LLC (the "Company")to construct, furnish and equip
a facility of approximately 70,000 square feet to be located at 1175 South Olym-
pic Street in the City of Clewiston Commerce Park, Clewiston, Florida, for the
manufacturing of mattresses, bedsprings and related bedding accord inces. All fa-
cilities financed with the Bonds will initially be owned and operated by the Com-







DATED thisn24thedaydof duly, 200oi7f
By: Chades F. Scoc, Cit
::.,,i,, m, ;,, *ii, i -~.~. 1. i,, .- ,, ,; & ,. 1 .,- 1 ,. ,i,.w,' ,,i hI ,i,') ..t,,ch W ill be
tr '"1, .,,,ii, r,, ,'i n ,-,i ,,,,, "*ri''" 9 ji'" ,1'., ,- ,. ,, ',,,. ui,,y such in-
terested ersons may at their option submit written comments to the City Manag-
er, 115 W Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, prior to the hearing. Written
comments should be received by the City on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 20,
2007. Any person desiring to present oral comments should appear at the hear-
hin. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he or she wl need to have a
record of the proceedings and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim of record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
DATED this 24ame, subject day of July, 207.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
any, t the highest idde for CASH IN HANDBy: Charles Schoec appl, City Attorney
228104 CGS 08/02/07


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 17th day of May, 2007, in the cause
wherein MLH Financal Services, Inc. is plaintiff and Marsha Bussell (Ameet at
Marsha Darlene Edgar) is defendant, being Case number 91-240, in said Court,
I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the
dght, title and interest of the defendant Marsha Bussell (A/WA Marsha Darlene
Edgar), in and to the following described property, to-wit:
One (1) 2003 Mitsubishi, VIN # 4A3AC44GX3E121746
And on the 16th day of August, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Courthouse,
LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will
offer for sale all the said defendant's, Marsha Bussell (A/K!A Marsha Darlene
Edgar), right, title and interest in the aforesaid property, at public auction and will
sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if
any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described
execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
223596 CN 7/12,19,27;8/2/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
E in [, ,- I,- ,.,,,,J] i,,,j,.i 13, 2007 in the City Hall Commission Chambers,
" r. ., .,-,',h.,,, ^, i ',,.,- hi, eluded in the agenda will be the following request:


1)A request from R. Nigel Miller, J. Irrevocable Trust in accordance with City
Code Section 110-60 titled "Required findings: Variance" for a variance to re-
duce the minimum lot area requirement at Royal Palm Trailer Park, A.K.A. Lots 1 -
6 in Block 378; Lots 6 11 in Block 379 & Lots 1 11 in Block 380, GPOC. The
properties are zoned RM-1.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this request on Au-
gust 20, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
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Edited By
MaryAnn Morris
Some may know of Thomas
Will, father of Lawrence Will.
Lawrence Will wrote such
books as "A Cracker History of
Okeechobee," "Okeechobee
Boats and Skippers" and others
on the history of the lake area.
Today the Lawrence Will
Museum is housed in the Belle
Glade Public Library..
Thomas Will was one of the
first settlers in the Everglades:
quite involved with seeing civi-
lization grow and prosper for
residents of the Glades. The
Belle Glade county branch li-
brary bears his name.
Here are sooome exerpts
from Mr. Will's pamphlet, "Ev-
erglades Settlement and Devel-
opment, Its Present Status and
Why":
"Over 20 years ago, a vast
Everglades selling campaign
was launched over much of
the United States. It sprang
from the effort of Governor
Broward to reclaim that region,
as agreed by Florida in accept-
ing the land from the U.S.
Government. To relaim, funds
were essential. These were
sought by Glades land sales.
Buyers were assured the land
was rich and would be speed-
ily reclaimed by the State and
that they might soon occupy
and use their lands.
"In the Nation's capital, the
interest ran high. In this, the
writer led. He was especially
active in organizing the buyers
and decisions plans to make
speedy, successful settlement


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and development possible.
"In this effort, he came to
Florida in 1910, to inspect; and,
in 1914, to stay and work. He
has lived here continuously
since. "He helped start the first
settlement, namely at Davie,
in the Lower Glades in 1911;
and at Okeelanta, in the Upper
Glades, in 1913. But Everglades
settlement and development
do not go forward. Barring re-
sults from a few millionaires,
they go backward. The ques-


tion is WHY?
"I have said that, 'Everglades
settlements were compelled to
fail.' Why say this? Because I
can prove it and court opportu-
nity to do so.
"The first Everglades settle-
ment was at Zona (Davie). In
1911, 1 organized the first Ev-
erglades Farming Association
and sent its representatives
from Washington, D.C. and
New Jersey there. 1 know the
tragic history of early Davie.
"On October 24, 1913, I
founded the first planned set-
tlement in the Upper Glades at
Okeelanta. Its history 1 certain-
ly know. The other sawgrass
settlements suggesting the
wrecked French villages in No
Man's Land -I have watched
with eagle eye and I challenge
the enemies of Everglades set-
tlement and development to
permit me to get before a court


or a competent Investigating
committee with my facts and
show how these settlement
were killed.
"In 1913, for use in connec-
tion with Okeelenta, I devised
the first planned, organized,
supervised settlement in the
U.S. of which I ever heard.
However, it did not include
Government aid.
"In 1917, California adopted
the Mead plan, which included
State aid. I championed it for
use in the Everglades. In 1918,
when the soldiers were about
to return (from World War I),
Secretary Franklin K. Land,
of the U.S. Department of the
Interior, sought to induce Con-
gress to provide such a plan for
their use. But the bill was killed
and soldiers given, instead the
wretched 'bonus'."
The full document is found


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Thomas E. Will, the fa-
ther of Lawrence E. Will
was an active proponent
of settlement of the Ever-
glades area and is credited
with settling Okeelanta,
on the south end of Lake
Okeechobee.
at: http://fulltextl0.fcla.edu/cgi.
MaryAnn Morris
may be contacted at
mmorris@newszap.com.


Where did the arsenic in the lake come from?


Reports of high concen-
trations of arsenic in the
muck removed from Lake
Okeechobee's shores have
some area residents con-
cerned. Arsenic consumption
or exposure can be dangerous
- even fatal.
Where did the arsenic in
Lake Okeechobee come from?
There were probably a lot of
sources. Arsenic is occurs nat-
urally in the soil and in some
kinds of rock. When rock ores
are put in a smelter, the arsenic
can be released and go up the
smokestack and is spread by
the wind. Arsenic has been
used in fertilizers and pesti-
cides. It is pumped into the
air by volcanoes and by coal-
burning power plants. Arsenic
is also released if you sand or
burn wood that was treated
with arsenic as a preservative.
According to a University of
Florida study, arsenic-treated
lumber debris in landfills could
also leach arsenic into the
groundwater.
Arsenic has been used in rat
poisons and in some kinds of
medicines.
In the early 1900s, Florida
ranchers used dipping vats to
control cattle disease spread
by ticks. The pesticide in those
dipping vats was arsenic. When
they were no longer needed,
the vats were buried along with
their toxic residue. Rain fall in
the areas of these vats the lo-
cations of most are unknown
-- can spread the arsenic into
the soil.
Until just a few years ago, a
popular brand of lawn fertilizer
sold in Florida contained high
levels of arsenic. Well-mean-
ing gardeners had no idea their
lush, green lawns were sources
of arsenic, which washed into
swales and drainage ditches
with each rain.
Should Floridians be con-
cerned that the soil and water
near their homes might also be


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Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

contaminated?
I found the following Fre-
quently Asked Questions (FAQ)
about arsenic on the Center for
Disease Control's Web site.
What is arsenic?
Arsenic is a naturally occur-
ring element widely distributed
in the earth's crust. In the envi-
ronment, arsenic is combined
with oxygen, chlorine, and
sulfur to form inorganic arse-
nic compounds. Arsenic in ani-
mals and plants combines with
carbon and hydrogen to form'
organic arsenic compounds.
Inorganic arsenic com-
pounds are mainly used to
preserve wood. Copper chro-
mated arsenic (CCA) is used to
make "pressure-treated" lum-
ber. CCA is no longer used in
the U.S. for residential uses; it
is still used in industrial appli-
cations. Organic arsenic com-
pounds are used as pesticides,
primarily on cotton plants..
What happens to arsenic
when it enters the environ-
ment?
Arsenic occurs naturally in
soil and minerals and it there-
fore may enter the air, water,
and land from wind-blown
dust and may get into water
from runoff and leaching.
Arsenic cannot be destroyed
in the environment. It can only
change its form.
Rain and snow remove arse-
nic dust particles from the air.
Many common arsenic
compounds can dissolve in
water. Most of the arsenic in
water will ultimately end up in


soil or sediment.
Fish and shellfish can ac-
cumulate arsenic; most of this
arsenic is in an organic form
called arsenobetaine that is
much less harmful.
How might I be exposed
to arsenic?
Ingesting small amounts
present in your food and wa-
ter or breathing air containing
arsenic.
Breathing sawdust or
burning smoke from wood
treated with arsenic.
Living in areas with un-
usually high natural levels of
arsenic in rock.
Working in a job that in-
volves arsenic production or
use, such as copper or lead
smelting, wood treating, or
pesticide application.
How can arsenic affect
my health?
Breathing high levels of in-
organic arsenic can give you a
sore throat or irritated lungs.
Ingesting very high levels
of arsenic can result in death.
Exposure to lower levels can
cause nausea and vomiting,
decreased production of red
and white blood cells, abnor-
mal heart rhythm, damage to
blood vessels, and a sensation
of "pins and needles" in hands
and feet.
Ingesting or breathing low
levels of inorganic arsenic for
a long time can cause a dark-
ening of the skin and the ap-
pearance of small "corns" or
"warts" on the palms, soles,
and torso.
Skin contact with inorganic
arsenic may cause redness and
swelling.
Organic arsenic compounds
are less toxic than inorganic ar-
senic compounds. Exposure
to high levels of some organic
arsenic compounds may cause
similar effects as inorganic ar-
senic.
How likely is arsenic to
cause cancer?


Several studies have shown
that ingestion of inorganic arse-
nic can increase the risk of skin
cancer and cancer in the lungs,
bladder, liver, kidney and pros-
tate. Inhalation of inorganic ar-
senic can cause increase risk of
lung cancer. The Department
of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) has determined that
inorganic arsenic is a known
carcinogen. The International
Agency for Research on Cancer
(IARC), and the EPA have de-
termined that inorganic arsenic
is carcinogenic to humans.
How does arsenic affect
children?
There is also some evidence
that suggests that long-term
exposure to arsenic in children
may result in lower IQ scores.
There is some information
suggesting that children may
be less efficient at converting
inorganic arsenic to the less
harmful organic forms. For this
reason, children may be more
susceptible to health effects
from inorganic arsenic than
adults.
There is some evidence that
inhaled or ingested arsenic can
injure pregnant Women or their
unborn babies, although the
studies are not definitive. Stud-
ies in animals show that large
doses of arsenic that cause ill-
ness, pregnant females can
also cause low birth weight, fe-
tal malformations, and even fe-
tal death. Arsenic can cross the
placenta and has been found in
fetal tissues. Arsenic is found at
low levels in breast milk.
How can families reduce
their risk for exposure to
arsenic?
If you use arsenic-treat-
ed wood in home projects,
you should wear dust masks,
gloves, and protective clothing
to decrease exposure to saw-
dust.
If you live in an area with
high levels of arsenic in water
or soil, you should use cleaner


sources of water and limit con-
tact with soil.
Is there a medical test to
show whether I've been ex-
posed to arsenic?
There are tests available to
measure arsenic in your blood,
urine, hair, and fingernails. The
urine test is the most reliable
test for arsenic exposure within
the last few days. Tests on hair
and fingernails can measure
exposure to high levels of arse-
nic over the past 6-12 months.
These tests can determine if
you have been exposed to
above-average levels of arse-
nic. They cannot predict how
the arsenic levels in your body
will affect your health.
Has the federal govern-
ment made recommenda-
tions to protect human
health?
The EPA has set limits on the
amount of arsenic that indus-
trial sources can release to the
environment and has restricted
or cancelled many of the uses
of arsenic in pesticides. EPA
has set a limit of 0.01 parts per
million (ppm) for arsenic in
drinking water.
The Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA)
has set a permissible exposure
limit (PEL) of 10 micrograms
of arsenic per cubic meter of
workplace air (10 pg/m3) for
8 hour shifts and 40 hour work
weeks.
For more information, call
the ATSDR Information Center
at 1-888-422-8737.

Before making any
change in your diet or exer-
cise program, consult your
doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any
prescription medications.
Some drugs interact bad-
ly with foods that would
otherwise be considered
"healthy."


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Action figure Jesus now available


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
I was in the office of my as-
sistant, when all of the sudden
my eyes focused on something
that caused me
to do a double-
take. There on
the shelf was
a Jesus action
figure. It was a
freebie that she
received from
some promo-
tion. I found out. John
that there are a Hicks
series of Bible action figures that
are now available in stores.
Just think, we can hold our
Noah action figure and ride the
waves in an ark. We can lift the
hands of our Moses action figure
and divide the waters. But the
crime de la crime is the Jesus
action figure.
With the Jesus action figure,


we can act as if the Spirit of the
Lord is upon us, and pretend to
be anointed and sent to proclaim
freedom for the prisoners and
release for the oppressed and to
proclaim the year of the Lord's
favor.
With the Jesus action fig-
ure, we can work to set things
straight. Imagine the joy of turn-
ing over the tables of the money
changers who were more con-
cerned with making a buck than
sharing a blessing. Imagine the
gratification that comes when we
can help the blind receive sight,
the lame walk, cure those who
have leprosy, enable the deaf to
hear, raise the dead, and preach
the good news to the poor even
if we do it through the imaginary
action of our Jesus action figure.
Who would you have Jesus heal
or help?
Whether we actually have a
Jesus action figure in hand or not,
there is a tendency for many of us


to live our spiritual lives as if we
are directing a Jesus action fig-
ure. We know that Jesus healed
the sick and helped the blind to
see, and we can imagine and di-
rect our action figure Jesus to do
these things, but we sometimes
miss the realization that we can
do these things ourselves. In John
14:12, Jesus states, "I tell you the
truth, anyone who has faith in me
will do what I have been doing.
He will do even greater things
than these, because I am going to
the Father."
Do you realize what this
means for us? Jesus' promise and
challenge for us is not only to do
the things He did, but to do even
greater things. Does this mean
I will be able to walk on water
or raise the dead? I don't know
about you, but the last time this
big boy tried to walk on water, he
sank. I can, however, walk across
seemingly impossible places to
minister to those in need because


my God is with me. And I know
that there are many spiritually
dead around me that I can help
raise up with God's help.
If we think about it, we realize
that the heart of Christ was and
is to bring people into a deeper
relationship with God. Today
more than ever, there are people
that need to have this relationship
- even more than there was at the
time of Jesus. The field is ripe for
harvest, but the harvesters are
few.
We don't need an action figure.
We need to be the action figure.
We can't be His salt in the world
if we don't get out of the shaker.
We can't be His light in the dark-
ness if we don't shine for people
who are walking or struggling in
the darkness. Our call is to action,
remembering that it's not about
us and just what we can do, but
about God and all that God in us
can do for we are the temple of
the living God!


Area Church News in Brief


Church meeting
time announced
Cowboy Church Hand and
Hand Ministries of Palmdale will
meet at the community club
house on the corner of Fifth and
Main Streets on Aug. 9, at 6 p.m.
for food and fellowship. At 7
p.m., we will enjoy Gospel mu-
sic and the word. Come and join
us. All are welcome. Speaking
the word will be our own, Kim
from Palmdale.

Announce your
church event
Have your Sunday school
and service times, along with


church events including music
programs and potluck gather-
ings posted in the area church
news column each week. Just
forward your church informa-
tion to clewnews@newszap.
com

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
worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday
- Bible study at 7 p.m. Minister
Gordon Smith. For more infor-
mation, call (863) 902-8822.


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Finding happiness is around the corner


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Following a hurricane, some-
one told me about a woman in
the street holding her family al-
bum and a Bible. She was smiling
and saying "I have all that I need!"
After all of the loss, that's quite an
outlook. Others who have lost
homes or properties didn't look
at it in quite the same way.
I remember a woman who
was robbed and who told me
that was the worst thing that
could happen to someone. I
didn't agree with her; she had
her health, friends; her home
was relatively intact and she had
enough insurance to cover her
losses. When we talked further
about her "tragedy" it seems she
was upset because someone had
invaded her private world. No,
nobody likes losing a home or
being robbed, but sometimes we
need to see what happens from
another view.
I have had occasions to meet
those who have lost worldly pos-
sessions or had them taken away
from them and they were any-
thing but unhappy. People have


had to restart their lives after fi-
nancial disasters or fires; people
have had their freedom taken
away from them, others have
devoted their entire life to a reli-
gious cause; all finding happiness
without tangible .. ,
things or mate-
rial goods. I cam
remember times ^_
when I look
back and say,
"Those were
happy times."
These were dif-
ferent than the Samuel S.
moments of ela- Thomas
tion like getting a driver's license,
getting out of school, or finding
someone special. The elation of
the moment fades and a more
mature, deeper, longer-lasting
happiness is different from the
emotional "high" of the mo-
ment.
Likewise, some of the disap-
pointments .or "downers" were
short-lived and the sadness of
the moment was overcome by
what was gained in the long run.
I remember losing a scholarship
as a real "downer" and wonder-
ing what would happen in my
life afterward. I went to work for


13 months, went to night school
while working, saved some mon-
ey and went back to resume my
studies. Things improved when I
returned to school.
I now knew that: (1) Losing a
scholarship wasn't the end of the
world; (2) dropping out didn't
have to be forever; (3) 1 had to
really work at school if I wanted
to stay there; (4) I was the one
who had some say in whether
or not I would finish. Looking
back, these were times that were
happy times. They were times of
accomplishment, learning about
myself, having a goal and work-
ing toward it.
Some of those around us who
are regarded as "successes" are
also happy; they have goals and
work towards them. They are in-
wardly fulfilled and have values
other than gathering up or wor-
rying about material things, they
devote themselves to something
beyond themselves. Their lives
are filled with an all-consuming
direction that gets them up each
morning ready to go. They do
not worry about whether or not
they are "happy" and usually are
involved in some way to make
life better for others. I see these


people as happy and doing some-
thing with a religious dimension
at the same time., They share
the learning of the Psalmist who
wrote, "I will thank you because
I am marvelously made, your
works are wonderful and I know
it well (Psalm 139, vl3)."
The purposes, the reasons for
our existence and our happiness
come ultimately from the Lord.
They have to do with our being
fulfilled and our instinctive know-
ing we are fulfilled when we find
them. They have to do with real-
izing the powers within us that
are put there by God and they
are formidable when we tap into
them. They have to do with tak-
ing what is set before us as seri-
ous, but never letting them over-
come us. The woman who lost
her house did not lose her home.
Those who love worldly posses-
sions and who are lost when
something happens to them are
missing something in life more
than the things that surround
them. The Lord who told us that,
"the Kingdom of God is within us
(Luke 17:21)," also placed our
happiness there, too. Seeking
happiness within is the route to
finding the Kingdom of God.


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Are you one among the wise?


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
This study of wisdom is re-
vealed in the book of Proverbs.
However, Scriptures found else-
where in the Bible are used also.
As, an introduction to the subject
of wisdom; please read Proverbs
3:13, 26, 35; 4:5-13, I Corinthians
3:19-20; James 3:15; 11 Corinthi-
ans 1:12.
Marks of wisdom will be point-
ed out in this study. The questions
of who is wise, according to Solo-
mon are:
1. The lowly are wise. "When
pride cometh, then cometh
shame, but with the lowly is wis-
dom." Prov. 11:2
2. He that winneth souls is
wise. "The fruit of the righteous
is a tree of life; and he that win-
neth souls is wise." Prov. 11:30
3. A son who hears his father's
instruction is wise. "A wise son
heareth his father's instruciton.
Prov. 13:1
4. He at that hearkeneth unto
counsel is wise." The way of a
fool is right in his own eyes: but
he that hearkeneth unto a coun-


sel is wise" Prov. 12:15. "...with
the well advised is wisdom."
Prov. 13:10
5. "He that walketh with wise
men shall be wise: but a compan-
ion of fools shall be destroyed."
Prov. 13:20. "Be not deceived: evil
companionships corrupt good
morals." I Cor. 15:33
S6. "He that feareth and depar-
teth from evil is wise: but the fool
rageth and is confident." Prov.
14:16
7. "He that is slow to wrath is
wise: but he that is hasty of spirit
exalteth folly." Prov. 14:29; James
1:10
8. He that speaks knowledge
is wise: but the mouth of fools
poureth our foolishness." Prov.
15:2 "The lips of the wise disperse
knowledge, but the heart of the
foolish doeth not so." Prov. 15;7
9. "He that fears the lord is
wise..." Prov. 15:33 "The fear of
the Lord is the beginning of wis-
dom: and the knowledge of the
holy is understanding." Prov. 9:10
10. He that hears reproof is
wise."
"A reproof entereth more into a


wise man than a hundred stripes
into a fool." Prov. 17:10 "The rod
and reproof give wisdom: but a
child left to himself bringeth ...
shame" Prov. 29:15
11. He that is not deceived by
wine is wise. "Wine is a mock-
er, strong drink is raging, and
whosover is deceived thereby is
not wise." Prov. 20:1
12. "He that keepeth the law
is wise" Prov. 28:7. "The wise
in heart will receive command-
ments: but a prating fool shall
fall" Prov. 10:8.
13. "He that will hear is wise."
Prov. 1:5
Review the marks of wisdom
and then ask yourself: "Am I wise
or foolish?" How many of these
marks of wisdom is found in you?
Also read what Jesus said in Mat-
thew 7:24-27.



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