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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: May 15, 2008
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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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, A11i 15, 2008 Volume 83, Number 47


Glades at a

Glance

Buckhead Ridge
luncheon date
change
The luncheon with Senator
Alexander, Representative De-
nise Grimsley and local govern-
ment officials concerning prog-
. ress for clean canal navigation
has had a change of date. It will
now take place Friday, May 23
at 11:30 in the BHR community
center. You must RSVP with
Pob Giesler at 863-763-3983
bobgiesler@yahoo.com; or
Maureen Bradley at 863-763-
8011 maureen@strato.net; or
Floyd Driggers at 863-357-0506
rabbitsl3@juno.com The lun-
cheon is for Glades County resi-
dents.

Native Plant Society
plans meetings
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.

VFW Post #9528
hours posted
The VFW Post #9528 is lo-
'cated at 2002 Hwy. 78 West
in Buckhead Ridge. For more
information call 863-467-2882.
Post hours are from noon until
8 p.m. daily.
Wednesday is Ladies Aux-
iliary dinner from 5:30 until 7
p;m. and the cost is $5. Every
Thursday, the post has bar bin-
go at l-25 p.m.
Lunch will be available. Ev-
ery Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls
are served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. with a $9 donation. Danc-
ing immediately follows the
dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table. Post meet-
ings are held on the second and
fourth Saturday of the month;
beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Albert Crank is avail-
able at 863-467-2882.

Narcotics
Anonymous meets
NarcoticsAnonymous meets
M6ndays at 7 p.m. for open dis-
cussion meeting at Buck Head
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Lin-
da Road, Buckhead Ridge. For
more information please call
863-634-4780.


Lake Level


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above sea
level


Moore Haven seeks grants from FWC


Moore Haven
becomes gateway
for Florida Trail

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- The city
council met May 6 and approved
a proclamation, a memorandum
of understanding, and two reso-
lutions.
Tracy Whirls, economic de-,
velopment director, introduced
the four documents.


The city of Moore Haven was
proclaimed a Florida Trail Gate-
way Community because the
city is close by the National Sce.-
nic Trail.
The Florida Trail Association
(FTA) considers Moore Haven/
Glades County to be an ideal
destination for many of today's
visitors to the Sunshine State.
According to FTA, the city of
Moore Haven offers a wide vari-
ety of outdoor and cultural expe-
riences.
The Florida Trail Association's
work began in 1966 and has
1,40.0 miles of nationally desig-


nated trails from northwest Flor-
ida to the Big Cypress National
Preserve.
Generations of volunteers
have blazed and maintained the
trails, which are still being ex-
panded today.
The memorandum of under-
standing with FTA is intended to
benefit both parties.
The gateway community,
Moore Haven, will include FTA
and the Florida Trail in its pro-
motional materials, promote
guided hikes, attract eco-tourism
businesses and make FTA maps
available to visitors.


Terrier pride: Championship track meet


INI/Nena Bolan
Antwonne McCloud is a senior who won first place for the high jump at the state track
meet, April 25. He competed against 16 other athletes In the event, and won with a
height of-six feet and four inches. He surpassed-his own record earlier-this spring at
the LaBelle Invitaional with a height of six feet and eight inches. His favorite subjects at
school are math and English. Go to http://photos.newszap.com


INI/Nena Bolan
Venisha Lewis is a senior who won a third place medal for the 100 meter dash, and a
sixth place medal for the 200 meter dash. She placed fifth in the four by 100 meter relay
along with teammates Ampare Aguilar, Tiara Perkins and Kaneidra McPherson. Ms.
Lewis' favorite school subject is English.


In turn, the FTA will promote
the community as a tourist desti-
nation in its website and provide
detailed information, that can be
reproduced and distributed to
residents and visitors.
The FTA will also provide pe-
riodic guided hikes, and support
festivals and community events
to encourage interest in the Flor-
ida Trail.
It will donate two metal logo
signs for posting at the entrance
ways to Moore Haven, and will
regularly maintain the section of
the trail that runs past the gate-
way community so hikers can


easily find the trail head.
A resolution for application
and administration of grant
funds from Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) was approved in or-
der to repair the boat ramp at the
Moore Haven Marina.
The ramp off of First Street
was greatly damaged by Hurri-
cane Wilma in 2005.
A second resolution was ap-
proved for seeking grant funds
from FWC in order to remove
the damaged boat docks at the
city marina on First Street.
See Grant - Page 18


Traffic safety in



Glades County


Road survey class
May 21

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY-- On May
1, members of the community
safety traffic team (CTST) ar-
rived early to their assigned
survey spots within the city of
Moore Haven, and the Muse
community. They conducted a
count of drivers who used seat
belts and those who did not.
According to Debra Stall-
ings, Department of Transpor-
tation (DOT), May is one of
the worst months for fatalities
-__Jcause of failure to buckle up.
In state wfde "surveys, 'drivers
buckle up about 85 percent of
the time. However, the survey
in Glades County had different


statistics.
After the local survey, CTST,
members continued on to the
monthly meeting later that
morning, and reported their
findings. Scott Bass, Glades
County School District, report-
ed that 57 out of 100 drivers
on Tenth Street in Moore Ha-
ven used a seat belt. Angelica
Pena, Glades Health Depart-
ment, found that 43 out of 100
drivers had their seat belts on
along Sixth Street in Moore Ha-
ven. Donna Long, county com-
missioner, reported that 58 out
of 100 drivers by West Glades
School in Muse had used seat
belts.
Those who conducted-the
survey commented that some
adults had not safely restrained
See Safety - Page 18


JAKES Day held


in Moore Haven


April 26, 2008 was the 6th
Annual ' Fisheating Creek Os-
ceola's Chapter JAKES Day
event. The event was held at
the Fisheating Creek Wildlife
Management Area, in Moore
Haven, Florida.
The weather was perfect
for the 310 attendees, of which
111 were from the ages 5 to
17. Outdoor activities included:
Muzzleloading, skeet, rock wall
climbing, swamp buggy rides,
turkey calling, bank fishing,
hunting and fishing simula-
tors, Archbold Biological Sta-


tion, FWC helicopter, Seminole
Tribe Fire Department Wildland
Division; FDACS Division of For-
estry, Wildlife Photography ,
K-9 Demonstration, GPS Orien-
tation, and Lunch.
Kids were instructed on
.safety, sportsmanship, and giv-
en the opportunity to try their
skills. They were broken down
into three age groups. Prizes
were awarded to the top two
male and female participants
from each group in shooting
See Jakes - Page 18


Wallet cards for emergencies


Index


Classifieds..
Opinion . . . .
School . . . . .
Sports ......


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GCSO makes them
available for se-
niors and disabled

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- The
elderly and disabled of Glades
County can carry medical his-
tory information packets that
EMS/rescue can quickly find
when on a call.
These packets are called the
File of Life, and they are issued
for free.
It is a program that may save
the life of a person during an


emergency when EMS workers,
firefighters or law enforcement
officers arrive at the front door,
or at the scene of an accident.
They can immediately ac-
cess your medical history
and save time while you are
helped.
Summer Odom, GCSO vic-
tims advocate, first heard about
this from a colleague in Collier
County.
She decided to share .it with
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and
he immediately wanted to put
them to use in this rural county
with a spread-out population.
One thousand of them are now
available.
The medical File of Life con-


sists of one card for your wal-
let, a sticker for the front door,
and a magnetic pocket for the
refrigerator. .
Basic emergency informa-
tion is listed on the wallet card
so an EMS attendant can read it
upon arrival.
This card will match up with
computerized files 'that EMS
can retrieve.
A matching sticker for a resi-
dent's front door will let EMS
know that more complete, infor-
mation is located in a magnetic
pocket on the refrigerator.
Ideally the disabled, seniors,
and senior winter residents will
See Wallet - Page 18


iNi/Nena uolan
The emergency wallet card, front door sticker and magnetic
refrigerator pocket are available at the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office for senior citizens and the disabled.


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Glades General Hospital employees are sporting new uniforms. The colors help to identify
the various jobs that hospital employees perform.


BELLE GLADE-As spring ar-
rives, so do new colors at Glades
General Hospital (GGH.)


To help patients more easily uniforms on May 1.
recognize their caregivers, GGH The Clinical Departments' Ap-
staff began wearing color-coded parel Program helps patients dis-


Local BR resident celebrates 80 years
BUCKHEAD RIDGE-Longtime
Buckhead Ridge resident, Ila Byls-
ma, will turn 80 on May 16.
She has been a resident of
the Okeechobee area for over
40 years coming here from West I
Palm Beach.
PHer family is hosting a "Oh,
,no, say it ain't so!" birthday party
for her on Saturday, May 17, from
4-6 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge * .
Baptist Church fellowship hall. 2
All Ila's friends and neighbors Submitted to INI
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celebrating 80 years of living. Windsor, Ila Byisma, Zetta Oakley


'State FCAT results released to the public


Mary Weeks, Chief Nursing
Officer at GGH commented, "We
are striving to provide innovative
healthcare programs to the local
community.
The new uniform colors are
just one more way that GGH con-
tinues to provide improved ser-
vices."
The new regional hospital cur-
rently under construction by the


Health Care District of Palm Beach
County is expected to open in the
Glades in 2010.
The new facility will continue
exemplary care to the community
with 70 single occupancy rooms,
private patient elevators.
It will also feature a new emer-
gency room with twice the treaf-
ment areas and three fast track
exam areas.


tinguish staff by department dur-
ing their hospital stay.
The new colors were chosen
by managers with input from staff
members to represent their de-
partments.
Registered nurses and licensed
practical nurses wear navy blue;
certified nursing assistants wear
khaki; registered and certified
respiratory therapists wear royal
blue; pharmacy technicians wear
chocolate brown; radiology tech-
nicians wear hunter green; oper-
ating room staff wear ceil blue;
the laboratory staff wear Carib-
bean blue; and physical therapy
staff wear burgundy.
Terri Calsetta, Director of Pa-
tient Advocacy and Community
Health at GGH says she thinks that
the uniform program will contrib-
ute to better patient service.
"The new dress code is a
means for patients and families
to know their care giver. It also
provides a uniform look to each
department."
Signs will be posted through-
out the hospital to provide a de-
scription of the colors.


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. TALLAHASSEE - According to positive impact on our children's
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Assessment Test (FCAT) Writing+ sioner Eric J. Smith.
results released on Thursday, May "It is through their selfless
8, a greater percentage of Florida commitment to student success
students are writing at or above that our state has been able to
grade level, experience the phenomenal aca-
The percent of students in demic growth that we have seen
grades 4, 8 and 10 scoring at or in the last decade.".
above Achievement Level on This year's results rnirror Flor,,
Ih_, waiting+: ear i..rncr.eas'd. 4d'A'slr'ong perlotrirAnel-oen thne
+ c)rthe previous_ ear. _ 2007 Nationaf Assessment of Edu-
In addition, the majority o Cd aonal Progress "LNAEp \\'riling"
Florida's fourth, eighth and 10th- assessment.
graders continue to score 3.5 and Released in April, Florida's
above on the essay portion of the NAEP results ranked the Sunshine
exam. State ninth in the nation for the
"These results are, evidence number of eighth-grade students
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score of Proficient and above on
the NAEP assessment is compa-
rable to a score of 4.5 to 5.5 on
the FCAT Writing essay.
"Teaching a student how to
write is one of the most reward-
ing experiences imaginable,"
said Jan Graham, a sixth-grade
,Languae Arts teacher at Cobb
iddle Scho'bl in Tallahassee.
"In addition to developing es,-
sential skills thal \ ill make them
more successful in life, writing in-
fuses within students a passion to
express themselves."
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Tues-
day, May 13, parents may view
their students' scores via the FCAT
Parent Network (www.fcatparent-


network.com) using the secure
login and password provided by
their school.
School districts and schools
can access electronic copies of
their reports today.
Printed reports, including in-
dividual student reports, school
reports, district and state reports,
wil'be delivered io 'gchb61 'dis-
tricts next week.
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'Sugar Prices Affordable and Stable
WASHINGTON-At a time barely half what a shopper is pay- and Katrina.,
When the nation's newspapers- ing. We're actually getting less for "This country can't afford to
kare filled with stories of climbing the sugar we produce today than lose U.S. sugar producers be-
icommodity prices, the U.S. De- we did in 1980." cause we'd have to depend on
apartment of Agriculture yesterday The divide between consumer foreign countries to supply us
published data showing sugar has price and a sugar farmer's profit with an ingredient used in almost
been the exception to the rule. is even more stark in processed everything we eat," Breaux, the
According to USDA figures, foodsJike candy, cakes, and cook- president of the American Sugar
Sugar prices have remained steady ies. For example, there is less president of the American Sugar
,over the past three years. In fact, than less than two pennies worth Cane League, explained.
the average price for a pound of of sugar in a 72-cent chocolate The last time America was
,sugar at the grocery store in March bar. heavily dependent on overseas
#was 50.4 cents, down more than Prices for sugar farmers are so sugar production was during
ka cent from 2007. low right now that many produc- World War II when sugar .,pur-
Alan Welp, a Colorado sugar ers are wondering whether they chases were rationed by the
farmer and president of the Amer- will be able to repay government government because foreign
pican Sugarbeet Growers Associa- loans taken out to produce the supplies dried up. Ironically, this
Ition, points out that even though crop. week marks the 66th anniversary
4he price people pay at the check- "If we., don't get-some kind of week marks the 66th ann iversary
,out line is low it is higher than relief from slumping prices soon, of sugar rationing.
,the price sugar producers receive a lot of cane farmers in my area Both andreaux re
'from the grocery store for that could be forced to leave the busi- that the best hope for recover-
same bag of sugar. ness," said Louisiana farmer Jes- ing from these slumping farmer
"A farmer's share of any food sie Breaux, who pointed out that prices is Congress passing and
product is miniscule," he said. many of these growers are still President Bush signing the pend-
P"For a bag of sugar, we're getting recovering from Hurricanes Rita ing Farm Bill.


USDA's orange crop estimate unchanged


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: LAKELAND-Florida's .2007- costs associated with pest and deve]
2008 orange crop estimate re- disease management and energy eases
remained the same at 168.5 million prices." greei
'boxes, according to the U.S. De- The 168.5 million boxes are ange
apartment of Agriculture (USDA) made up of 80.5 million boxes a 31
which today released a revised of Early-Mids, 3.0 /million boxes 2006
citrus forecast. of Navels and 85 million boxes of sues
"This remains a good sized Valencias. and
,crop for the Florida citrus in- The Florida citrus industry saw throu
4iustry," said Michael W. Sparks, a decline in orange production son i
,executive vice president/CEO of from 230 million boxes to ,129 Ti
Florida Citrus Mutual. "Prices to million boxes during the five-year cast
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.crop would represent about
percent increase from the
-2007 season. The USDA is-
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then revises it each month
igh the end of the citrus sea-
n July.
he complete USDA crop fore-
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Obituaries


Jack Newton Estes, Jr.
Jack Newton Estes, Jr. 52,
passed away on Friday May 2,
2008. He was born in Little Rock,
Arkansas. He moved to Florida
in 1980 and lived in Clewiston
for the past 15 years where he
owned and operated Town and
Country Home -.Improvement.
Special thanks to all the custom-
ers who made Town and Country
possible. His life was sadly taken
while he was enjoying a new-
found love, riding his motorcycle
with his son and his son's life will
never be the same without his
best friend. Jack was a kind soul,
and may he be forever remem-
bered as the best father, boss,
brother and grandfather, and a


person who helped everyone he
could. He was a man who knew
no stranger and will be missed
by all the lives he touched. Jack
was a loving father to his children
David and Sonya. Also surviving
Jack are a son-in-law Jack, two
grandchildren, Ryan and Sophia,
and five siblings, Armanda, Cher-
ry, David, Donna, and Grace. The
family will receive friends from 6
p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 7, 2008 at Quattlebaum Fu-
neral Home , 1201 South Olive
Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL
33401. In lieu of flowers contribu-
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rial fund to benefit Jack's family
C/0 his daughter Sonya Gooding,
PO Box 2925, Clewiston, Florida


33440.
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mation Services

Mayra V Flores
Mayra Veronica Flores, age 23,
of Clewiston, passed away May 8,
2008 in South Bay, Fla. She was
born Mar. 27, 1985 in Esteli, Ni-
caragua, the daughter of Oscar
Francisco and Silvia (Del Rosario
Meza) Flores. Mayra was a full
time Student in Miami.
Survivors include one brother:
Oscar Faustiuo Flores and two sis-
ters: Francis Flores and
Silvia Flores.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 11
a.m. at Saint Margaret's Catholic


Church, Clewiston with Father
Marcial Garcia officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Ridgelawn
Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Lois Sheffield
Lois Sheffield, age 87, long-
time resident of Pahokee, passed
away Saturday, May 3, 2008. Mrs.
Sheffield was born in Bonita
Springs, Fla., on October 4, 1920.
She is survived by her sons, Lloyd
Gray of Pahokee, Raymond Gray
of Belle Glade, her daughters,
Lodus Schreiner of Grayson, Ga.,
Raybeth Kuyper of Tallahassee,
and two grandchildren, Leslie
Schreiner of Atlantic Beach, Fla.,


Birth announcement
Be _inches in height, dark black hair
B ender with dark blue eyes.
T. J. and Justin's proud par- i |. .l '
Birth oents are Heather White (formerly '
Birth of Clewiston) and Tommie Bend-
' Tommie Lee Bender, Jr. (T.J.) er of Leakesville, MS. Maternal
happily announces the arrival Grandparents are Charles and
of his baby brother Justin Allen Brenda White of Clewiston, Fla.
Bender who was born on Mon- Paternal Grandparents are Linda
day, April 28, 2008 in Lucedale, Smith of Leakesville, MS., along
Mississippi. Justin arrived weigh- with Dan and Peggy Bender of Submitted photo
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Engagement announcements


Pittman -

Burns en-

gagement
James and Paula Pittman of
Clewiston, Fla., are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Mallory Pittman to Kyle
Burns of Boyton Beach, Fla. The
prospective groom is the son of
Thomas and Melissa Burns of
Boyton Beach, Fla. The wedding
is planned for August 30, 2008.
The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate
of Clewiston High School. She at-
tends Florida Atlantic University.
The groom is a 2007 graduate
of Park Vista High School; He at-
tended Florida Atlantic University.
He is employed as a Image Ana-
lyst with the United States Army.


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Private Kyle Burns and Mal-
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engagement
Mr. and Mrso Willie and Detrick
Pass Jr. proudly announce the join-
ing of holy matrimony of their
daughter Melissa Nicole Pass to
Minister Tyrone Steven Brailsford
Sr. of Alcolu, S.C.
The wedding will take place
at the embassy suites convention
center grand ball room located in
the Historic Downtown Charles-
ton, S.C., May 24, 2008, at 3 p.m.
The couple's wedding theme is
"Crystal Fountains."
Melissa is a 2000 graduate of
Clewiston High School and also
a graduate of the University of
South Florida where she earned
both a Bachelor of Arts degree in


Submitted photo
Melissa Nicole Pass and Min-
ister Tyrone Steven Brailsford
Sr.


Crimonology and Aficana studies
and also a Masters of Education in
Curriculum and Instruction.
Tyrone currently operates sev-
eral businesses in S.C.
The couple will continue to
reside in Alcolu, S.C., were they
both are currently partners and
entrepreneurs of Have Faith Com-
munity Development Corpora-
tion.


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Santiago and Isabel Tijerina of
San Benito, Texas are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Joanne M. Tijerina to
Andy H. Smith of Camarillo, Cali-
fornia. The prospective groomm
is the son of Richard and Helen
Smith of Prineville, Oregon. The
wedding is planned for May 24,
2008, and will take place in Ma-


dras, Oregon.
The bride-to-be is a 1989
graduate of Okeechobee High
School and is currently employed
with the State of Oregon Employ-
ment Department. The groom is
a graduate from Camarillo High
School and currently employed
with RoundButte Seed Growers
as a Certified Crop Advisor.


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Ga. The family will inter the ashes Arrangements by Glades Fu-
at Port Mayaca Cemetery on May neral Chapel, Belle Glade.
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In recognition
Glades County would like to recognize and congratulate
John Biggs II for graduating the Fire Academy May 2, at
Indian River Community College. John was also present-
ed with a "Physical Fitness Award," by the college. Officer
Biggs is the Fire Chief for the Central District Fire Depart-
ment, Moore Haven Fire Department and is a Paramedic
with Glades County EMS. He is an outstanding employee
and citizen of Glades County and is always responding to
calls (both on and off duty) and helping other departments
in the county as well as citizens on a daily basis. Glades
County Public Safety is honored to work with John Biggs
II. We are very proud of you John.


Local Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Glades County from the. National Weather
Service.
Moore Haven and surrounding areas
Thursday: Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. East
wind between 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday Night: Patchy smoke before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low
around 65. Southeast wind between 3 and 8 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind at 10 mph
becoming west.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind be-
tween 6 and 9,mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind between
5 and 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind
between 6 and 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.









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Sights of Summer


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades County
Democrat
Finally, clouds gathered, winds
started blowing, light faded and
rain started falling. Not all at once
and not in all places, but at least
scattered showers have
been with us now for the best
part of several weeks. Ponds are
re-filling, sloughs are at least look-
ing a little wet even if there's not
enough water to be flowing, and
a few puddle ponds are forming
in various low lying places. But
the wild creatures either do not
trust this return of the water or
maybe it's because they're used
to coming to the pond not only
for their drinking water but also to
take a bath! They've been coming
with such regularity as to make us
wonder if they line themselves up
and take turns! The great barred
owl, pileated woodpecker, red-
shouldered hawk and the red fox,
the coyotes and bobcat, the deer,
both adults and little ones, quail
that never come to the bird bath
but take their turn at the pond.
Even the buzzards congregate
at one end splashing each other
with great fervor. Most of us seem
to think these creatures are ugly
yet they serve a great purpose in


the ecological chain.
The greening of pastures is a
wondrous sight to see and even
in so short a time as a week or so,
tiny new leaves are finding their
way to the light of day on some
oaks, the dahoon hollies, eucalyp-
tus, the withered swamp maples.
They probably could not have
survived another week. Although
the pines have also obviously
been under stress, the large ones
seem to have weathered the lack
of water better than some of their
forest friends. However, seedling
pines have died all through the
piney woods and along back-
wood roads and trails. Yet, these
arid conditions which have pre-
vailed now for months have also
taken their toll on some of the
area's largest and oldest long leaf
pines. This year, Christmas won't
be the same without their yearly
crops of huge pine cones. Appar-
ently the extended drought came
just at the wrong time for the em-
bryo pine seeds to develop into
cones. Looking up through layers
of limbs and the long leaf needles
in one of the largest trees in the
region, there are no little green
cones to be seen that would or-
dinarily be a big healthy size by
this time. (But there are those of


us who "save" things in the old
barn...like old once or twice used
cones for Christmas.)
And the ferns! Their fiddle-
heads are unfurling inch by inch
as if they're afraid there might not
be enough moisture to last until
their fronds are summer full! It's
all a wonderful sight, one that
feels as if it all might vanish in the
blink of an eye, but not before the
resurrection fern has outdone it-
self in resurrecting! The great oak
limbs in the hammock, as big as
trees themselves, and the Sabal
trunks are all so precisely encased
they seem to be upholstered in
hugging green lace.
In the pasture, there is another
miracle. Even after the first rain
-which was only a token of those
to come - waving green stretches
north and south like a great .em-
erald blanket over the land. The
sandhills came at daybreak and
by noon they'd explored every
square foot of that green expanse.
These are the tall elegant birds
that take to wide, open pasture-
lands where they, like some folks
we know, don't feel crowded.
After a night rain fog usually
settles in, heavy and thick by first
light, so much so that the east
bank of the pond is a blurry, soft


ribbon, except for the ghostly
stalking of Little Blue Heron. He,
or maybe she, wanders back and
forth at the water's edge, looking
for and finding breakfast. There'
are times when he spends the en-*
tire day in his favorite haunt at the
south end where the pond shal-'
lows near the willows that comb-
the water according to the whims I
of the wind.
As if smiling for the love of
summer itself, sunflowers usually'
hold their heads high almost re-'
gardless, but not in rainless times."
In every county throughout the-'
land of "big" flowers there are'-
favorite plantings marching along'
fences, in sunny corners of yards
or gardens, and in some smaller
towns they're planted along
busy streets. And there are those..
who plant sunflowers for winter.
That is enough are planted and
let go to seed in order to have a
sunflower seeds for bird-feeding]
later on. Up to this time those big /
golden heads have been on the-;
droopy side, but now that they're.
not thirsty, they've changed their.,
drooping stance. Those big, sau-;
cer like heads are looking up, not.;
down, they're smiling again not-,
pouting, and their foliage is up-1
lifted, fresh and green.


Letters to the Editor
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Dear Glades County residents,
It is that time of year again
when we begin to plan for the up-
coming Hurricane Season. Many
of our residents here in Glades
County may have specific medical
concerns or conditions that need
to be addressed. Please remem-
ber that we advise those who take
prescription medications make
arrangements to have at least a 3
day supply of that medication in
the event of a storm. Also if you
use a. nebulizer you may want


to check with your Doctor about
where to purchase a battery oper-
ated portable unit. Your Doctor or
a health care professional may be
able to answer many questions
about your personal condition
and the preparations that you will
need to take. Remember there are
many daily needs that we take for
granted that may not be available
after a storm. If you have a serious
or chronic medical condition you
may qualify for shelter during an
emergency at the Glades County


Special Needs Shelter.
The Glades County Special
Needs Shelter is defined as a
structure that has auxiliary power
and is capable of providing safe
refuge for people who require as-
sistance with the management of
a health condition or supervision
of that condition by a health pro-
fessional during a time of disaster.
The Special Needs Shelter is truly
identified as a facility of last refuge
for those persons in the commu-
nity with health and medical con-


editions. Our new Special Needs"
Shelter is located in Muse at the,
West Glades Elementary School,
and transportation or those who?
qualify for refuge at this shelter-
will be provided.
You can request further infor-
mation and a registration form'
from the Glades County Emer-'
gency Management Office by call-
ing 863-946-6020.


General News and Information


Glades Gun Club event
The Glades County Gun Club
is sponsoring a unique shoot-
ing event Saturday morning May
10. Gate will open at 8 a.m. and
shooting to start approx 8:45/9
a.m. The event will be held at the
Glades Sheriff's Gun Range.,
The shooting will be for rifles.
only and will be an introduction
to military /long range shooting
styles and techniques.
The shooting will be at 25 yard
range under the supervision of in-
structors and range safety officers.
Bring your rifles, military stlye
or civilian, scoped or unscoped.
This event is open to the public.
Children of responsible firearms
handling demeanor and age will
be welcome. There no cost ex-
cept for targets, approx $.50-$1
depending on size. Sighting in tar-
gets will be free.

Meeting planned on
lake access progress
On Friday, May 23, at 11:30
a.m. there will be a complimen-
tary luncheon at the Buck Head
Ridge Community Center.
Representative Denise Grims-
ley and Senator J.D. Alexander
will be speaking on the prog-
ress of getting the Pearce Canal
cleaned so Buck Head Ridge will
have access to the Lake. They will
also be addressing other legisla-
tive issues.
Please RSVP Maureen Bradley
863-763-8011 maureen@strato.
net or Commissioner Bob Giesler
863-763-3983 bobgiesler68@ya-
hoo.com

Buckhead Ridge lun-
cheon date change
The luncheon with Senator
Alexander, Representative Denise
Grimsley and local government
officials concerning progress for
clean canal navigation has had a
change of date. It will now take
place Friday, May 23 at 11:30 in
the BHR community center.
You must RSVP with Bob
Giesler at 863-763-3983 bob-
giesler@yahoo.com; or Maureen
Bradley at 863-763-8011 mau-
reen@strato.net; or Floyd Drig-
gers at 863-357-0506 rabbitsl3@
juno.com The luncheon is for
Glades County residents.

Freedom from smok-
ing sessions
The next freedom from smok-
ing session in Glades County
starts Wednesday, May 7, at 5:30
p.m. in the Glades County Li-
brary in Moore Haven. If you can
not make the first session, you
can join the second session on
Wednesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m.
at the Glades County Library.
This is a free service and par-
ticipants may qualify for free
patches. Facilitator is Rex Duley,
trained smoking cessation coun-
sellor. You will also have access


to a quite smoking
more information
Duley, Riverside
Glades Medical
946-1000, or Ang,
Glades County Hea
ment, 863-946-0707.
If you are ready to
ready to help!

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donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, includ-
ing lumber, nails and drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For more information, come by
our office at 121 Central Ave. rear
entrance or email CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com or phone 863-
983-2390.

Free bread
provided
Free Bread provided by the
fine folks at the New Hope
Baptist 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!

Taxpayers to receive
IRS checks
Starting in May, the IRS will
begin sending economic stimu-
lus payments to an estimated 130
million taxpayers. You don't need
to do anything more than file a
2007 tax return! The IRS will do
the rest!
All exemptions shown on the
return must have valid social se-
curity numbers. If you don't have
a filing requirement, i.e., social
security recipients, veterans with
disabilities, widows of veterans
with disabilities, or railroad retire-
ment benefit recipients, you will
need to send in a simple tax re-
turn this year in order to receive
this payment. For the latest infor-
mation go to www.irs.gov.

Free services
help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be'doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore Ha-
ven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon until
2:30 p.m.
You can contact Tera or Linda
at the Center for Independent Liv-
ing at 941-766-8333 in Charlotte
County to find out the days that
they will be available in those ar-
eas.

Addiction recovery
help offered


At Narconon Arrowhead we
have the answers to addiction
recovery, call us at 800-468-6933
or log onto our Web site at www.
stopaddiction.com.
Narconon reminds parents
that to help your child, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know
is struggling with an addiction,
call Narconon. They offer free ad-
diction counseling, assessments,
and referrals to rehabilitation cen-
ters nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto www.
stopaddiction.com.

Hurricane
help available
Help is still available for Hur-
ricane Wilma victims from our
local Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) but
you must register again!
Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) is
a caring network of Hendry and
Glades Counties' civic, social,
service, and faith-based groups,
agencies, and organizations,
along with concerned individu-
als and businesses, formed' to
address the physical, emotional,
and spiritual needs of the com-
munity in the restoration and re-
building of their lives and homes
in times of a natural or man-made
disaster.


CREW will provide collabora-
tive leadership and advocacy in
meeting the needs for revitalizing
and improving the quality of life
for the most vulnerable in the
community.
For more information, ques-.
tions, or to schedule an appoint-*
ment, please call of visit: CREW,
Headquarters, First United Meth'.
odist Church, 352 W. Arcade
Avenue, Clewiston, phone 863-,
983-4316 (John 3:16) or email:
CREWheadquarters@aol.com. I

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New technology means new sources of stress


The modern computer age
comes with new kinds of stress.
One of my "pet peeves" is the
stress associated with dealing
with email hoaxes.
Some of these hoaxes claim
to associate health hazards with
everyday foods. Others associate
health benefits with questionable
substances or practices.
For example, these emails
make claims such as "scrubbing
sponges contain agent orange,"
to "disposable chop sticks cause
cancer" to "there is lead in lip-
stick." (All of these claims are
false.)


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The hoaxes quite often sound


convincing, quoting researchers
by name, claiming the informa-
tion was announced on the To-
day Show or claiming to actually
know a "friend of a friend" some-
thing happened to.
At best, these emails are a joke
that wastes your time. (Such as
the email claiming the Titanic
was carrying a large cargo of
mayonaise bound for Mexico,
and when it was sunk the Mexi-
can people declared a day of
mourning -- sinko de mayo.)
At worst, the email hoaxes are
connected to web sites that at-
tempt to steal your money or your


identity or infect your computer
with spyware or a virus.
These email hoaxes are often
forwarded by well-meaning, if na-
ive people, who don't mean any
harm.
If you receive an email that
sounds odd or a little too interest-
ing, before forwarding it to your
entire address book, check it out.
Don't subject your friends and
family to another email hoax.
There are quite a few web sites
devoted to researching and de-
bunking email myths and hoaxes.
A few are:
www.snopes.com


www.truthorfiction.com/
www.hoax-slayer.com/
www.urbanlegends.about.
com.
While the internet can be a
source of health hoaxes, there
are also some many good web
sites that offer useful information.
When online, consider the source.
And if the web site is trying to sell
you something -- beware.
For general health information,
there are a few web sites I trust. I
like www.peoplespharmacy.com,
which is the web site of the Peo-
ple's Pharmacy radio program on
National Public Radio. I also like


www.health.harvard.edu/ which
is the public information web site
for Harvard Medical School. The
Center for Disease Control web
site at www.cdc.gov also has a lot
of useful health information.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially im-
portant if you are on any prescrip-
tion drugs. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that would oth-
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April rainfall not enough to drop water use limits


WEST PALM BEACH - The
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) announced on
Wednesday, May 7, that South
Florida received above-average
rainfall in April, continuing a
moderate improvement since
February. District-wide rainfall
averaged 3.44 inches in April,
about one inch higher than the
historical average for the month
and slightly higher than the 3.35
inches received in March.
April marks the third con-
secutive month of above-average
rainfall during the dry season this
year.
South Florida's water supply
has been impacted by a multi-
year rainfall deficit, although
groundwater levels in most areas
of the District are benefiting from
three months of above-average
rainfall.
The District's 16-county region
remains in a water shortage, and
landscape irrigation restrictions
remain in place.
Since the start of the dry sea-
son on November 1, 2007, Dis-
trict meteorologists recorded an
average of 12.73 inches of rain
District-wide.
Rainfall from early Febru-
ary through early April brought
improvements, but through the
end of April, dry season rainfall
remains 1.86 inches below the
historical average.
In some southern and inland
areas of the District, including por-
tions of Broward, Glades, Hendry,
Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm
Beach counties, dry season rain-
fall is now close to historical av-


erages as a result of the February
through early April rains.
Most coastal areas and coun-
ties north of Lake Okeechobee,
however, remain one to four
inches below historical average
rainfall, including Collier, High-
lands, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee,
Osceola, Polk counties and east-
ern Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami-Dade counties.
Water managers remain cau-
tious, because May can be one
of the drier months of the year. In
May 2007, Lake Okeechobee lev-
els dropped about ten inches that
month due to low rainfall and
high evaporation rates.
Florida's wet season typically
lasts about five months, begin-
ning in late May or June and con-
tinuing through November 1.
The wet season on average
produces two-thirds of the re-
gion's annual rainfall.
Current Water Levels
At 10.09 feet above sea level
this morning, Lake Okeechobee
levels have dropped about an
inch since the last week of March
and are now about 3.5 feet below
the historical average for this time
of year.
However, Lake Okeechobee
levels remain more than half a
foot higher than they were at this
time in 2007.
Groundwater and surface
water levels across most of the
District remain at average or
above-average levels, although
they have declined over the last
couple of weeks due to low rain-
fall amounts typically observed
as the end of the dry season ap-


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Water levels in the Kissimmee
River are near regulation levels
and higher, similar to this time
last year. Water levels in the three
Everglades Water Conservation
Areas in western Palm Beach,
Broward and Miami-Dade coun-
ties are also near or above their
regulation levels for this time of
year and nearly more than a foot
higher than this time last year.
Water Restrictions and long-
term conservation planning
Emergency landscape water-
ing restrictions remain in place
throughout South Florida to help
manage the water supply impact-
ed by a multi-year rainfall deficit.
Outdoor irrigation accounts for
up to 50 percent of water use.
Details about current outdoor
water restrictions are available at
www.savewaterfl.com.
Separate from the emergency
watering restrictions, theDistrict
is also seeking public input on a.
proposed year-round landscape
irrigation rule.
The rule is a part of the Dis-
trict's comprehensive water con-
servation program to bring about
a permanent conservation ethic
throughout South Florida
Public workshops to continue
gathering input on the proposed
year-round landscape irrigation
rule are scheduled for the follow-
ing dates:
May 19, 2p.m.
South Florida Water Manage-
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By Jackie Miller
Hebrews 11:1 says, "Faith is
the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen."
Faith is the base, or foundation
stone, on which your whole life
is established. But do you know
just exactly what you believe? Ro-
mans 10:17 says, "Faith cometh
by hearing and hearing by the
Word of God."
There is simple test that will
show you what you do believe
about God, about yourself, about
your world, and about your fel-
low man. Take a look at the way
you are acting and reacting to life,
and you will have a clear picture
of what you believe in your heart.
The test of faith is action and
perseverance--activity and per-
sistence. The words you say and
the thoughts you think, you think
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Right for

By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
In the summer of 1980,1 I spent
six weeks in a program with
young Canadian adolescents.
It was the summer when Ron-
ald Reagan was running against
Jimmy Carter and they asked me
who I thought was going to win. I
told them "Ronald Reagan." They
were shocked; telling me, "but
Jimmy Carter is such a nice per-
son!" I replied "Yes, but Ronald
Reagan comes closer to our na-
tional hero - John Wayne." Rea-
gan was elected; at his inaugu-
ration the Iranian crisis that had
everyone's attention came to an
end with the release of the hos-
tages. My reasons for suggesting
Reagan would win had nothing to
do wth logic, polls, speeches, can-
didates election teams, debates or
any of the things ordinarily touted
by the media. My answer was
based on an observation about
some of the signs I saw in our
national psyche and values, and
a person who was running. Per-
haps by coincidence I was right,
maybe by making a good guess,
maybe by picking key character-
istics on where to bet. I note that
Jesus calls upon His detractors,
the Pharisees and Sadducees, to
"read the signs." They ask hm to
"show them a sign from Heaven
(Matthew 16:1ff)." He answers
+ them by telling them that they
already know how to read the


vation that determines the actions
of your life.
For instance, a group of people
gathered for a meeting to pray for
rain. Only one small boy brought
an umbrella. The people said
(and perhaps even thought they
believed) that they were going
to pray for rain, but they had no
real faith that God would answer
their prayers, or they would have
prepared for the eventuality. Their
actions spoke louder than their
words they said.
What do you believe about
God? Your actions will tell you.
If you feel deeply that God cares
for you and wants to help you to
greater good, you will take steps
daily that indicate your trust in
God and your willingness to co-
operate in bringing forth His plan
of good in your life. You don't just
say a prayer occasionally and then
decide that it didn't work. Rather,


you will revamp your whole life to
express an abiding faith that God
will help you when you take all
the steps you can to help yourself.
You will act in faith, and you will
persist. You will not give us easily,
or fall back into an old attitude of
blaming God for your difficulties.
You will have an umbrella handy
when you pray for rain. You will
act on faith, and thus shape your
life for good.
What do you believe about
yourself? Many time a brash, bel-
ligerent attitude covers a deep in-
feriority complex; such a person
may feel that he cannot compete
in his world, so he seeks to alien-
ate others and blame them for his
shortcomings. If you truly believe
in yourself, your basic goodness,
your abilities, and your poten-
tial, you will act to bring forth
that which you are. You will not
blame others for your problems.


'a different reason


signs: "When it is evening, you
say 'It will be fair weather; for the
sky is red.' And in the morning 'It
will be stormy today, for the sky
is red and threatening' You know
how to interpret the appearance
of the sky, but you cannot inter-
pret the signs of the times (vss
2-3)." It is that Jesus expects us
to read the "signs of the times"
and then act on them. The signs
were there for me when I was
asked to predict; only they were
different signs than others might
have used or expected. Part of my
answer was related to my belief
that people make choises that
are not always sane, rational or
predictable by customary means.
Jesus called on the Pharisees
and Sadducees to look at what
was before them and what they
had already seen, and use their
abilities to discern the truth from
them. in spite of all of our best
reasons, we spend money, get
married, move around the coun-
try, hold crazy religious views,
change jobs, vote for candidates
for all sorts of reasons that have
little or nothing to do with reading
the signs in front of us. Ican see
why the Lorchrefused to give addi-
tional signs when He was asked;
He knew it wouldn't do any good.
People go on being peopleany-
way, that seems to be the way we
are! Besides, there were a host of
signs already around and all over
theh place and He told them so.
Pick the right ones and you're
home free - if (and it's a big "if")


you follow them. My sympathy
is for those who do not read the
earthly signs but think they have
insight into the Heavenly ones. It's
about loving the ones who seem
unlovable, about protecting the
vulnerable and weak, about living
responsibly, about sharing what
we have, about being as reason-
able as possible with others and
in our beliefs, about respecting
how God made the world and
acting accordingly, about wor-
ship, about being thankful, about
honoring our commitments to
others and the world where we
live, about using the knowledge
God has revealed to us in right
ways. The signs abound about
what happens when we do such
things and about what happens
when we don't do them. Some
things in our world have gotten
better as a result; some have got-
ten worse. Sometimes we got it
right; and sometimes we were
wrong. One thing for certain;
we'll ahve to keep doing it over
and over until w get it right. More
signs? "Proof?"= No!. living as
intended and then watching the
great things that come from be-
ing at one with others, the world
and with God. Maybe this doesn't
make sense with the ways of the
world; but the world isn't always
rational anyway. Maybe it will
work out all right for us when we
read God's signs and follow them
for a different reason.


Flying high, wings like eagles


Your actions, and your persever-
ance, will demonstrate your basic
belief that you were created to be
something special. And your be-
lief, put into action, will make it
so in other ways.
What do you believe about
your world? The way you react
to the things that happen, near
you or halfway around the globe,
tells much of your attitude toward
the universe in which you live.


Believe in basic goodness, and
you will find it easy to make your
reactions to your world positive,
constructive, and creative.
What do you believe about
other persons? You may say that
you believe all men are equal, but
your actions toward other indi-
viduals will convey what you re-
ally think. Sometimes it is easier
to speak in platitudes than it is to
live the same ideas in everyday


experience. What you do always
speaks louder than what you say.
Take a look at your life, your ac-
tions and reactions.
Observe the attitudes that are
most persistent in your mind.
When you do, you will have a
clear picture of just what you be-
lieve about God, about yourself,
about your world, and about oth-
er persons. If you don't like what
you see, you can always change!


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to fly on their own. The parent
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nest and the eaglet tumbles help-
lessly through the air, plummet-
ing to earth and certain death. But
then, just in time, the parent-eagle
swoops under its young, catches
the bird on its own strong, spread-
ing wings, and bears it aloft again
on sturdy pinions to try once
more to fly.
God uses this example of the
eagles and eaglets in Exodus 19:4
to help illustrate His relationship
with us when He states, "You
yourselves have seen what I did to
Egypt, and how I carried you on
eagles' wings and brought you to
myself." In Deuteronomy 32:10,
God says He guards His people
as the "apple of His eye," like an
eagle that stirs up its nest and hov-
ers over its young, that spreads its
wings to catch them and carries
them on its pinions.
God, who is majestic in power
and might, teaches us that He
accommodates Himself to our
weakness, and bears us up with
His ever sturdy strength. It's reas-
suring when we remember that
we have the wings of God hover-
ing over us to meet us at our point
of need.
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came out with the song "You are
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when he saw a man roller-skating
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lifting others up and helping them
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From ancient times the eagle
has been regarded as a symbol
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the altitude at which it flies.
The strength it displays in flight
is remarkable.
God had this kind of strength
and flight in mind for us when He
said, "But they that wait upon the
Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings
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Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 11725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





AIR CONDITIONER - Central
Package Unit, w/heat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450
(561)447-2122
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $1300
or best offer. (863)763-3932
WINDOW A/C - 12,000 btu
Maytag, plugs 110 outlet, re-
mote control. $150
(863)763-1079
Houses - Sa, le1025


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


Roofing


I Roofing


BATH TUB - Claw foot, Newly
refinished porcelain coating.
Great condition. $900.
(863)983-2306
PEDAL CAR - 1950s, childs,
nice original, $225.
(863)675-4858
SEWING MATCHING, SINGER -
Foot powered, $50. Call
863-467-5299


FREEZER - Kenmore Cold
Spot, Good condition. $175.
(863)467-5680
Frigidaire Stainless steel side
by side refrigerator, stove,
microwave and dishwasher
$1000 (863)763-2208
GE Gas Range, 4 burner set up
w/ regulator & 2 301b. tanks,
$300 or will separate
(863)467-8389
RANGE HOOD - Old, looks
good, works. $20
(863)675-3401
REFRIGERATOR - GE, White,
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
separate. (863)517-0244
STOVE - GE Select, Ceramic
top, Self cleaning,
White/black. Good cond.
$200. Neg. (863)824-7644
WASHER - Combo, Washes,
Rinses & Dries. $150 or best
offer. (863)763-8761
WASHER & DRYER - Kenmore
90 series, top loading wash-
er. $150 will sep-or best of-
fer (863)517-1358
WASHER & DRYER - Large
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition.
$350. Neg. (863)763-3932
Washer and Dryer, perfect
condition. $250
(561)818-7662
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



FRYER - Electric, New, Multi
baskets, Great fish fryer.
Paid $100. Asking $50.
(863)357-1560



FENCE GATES - different siz-
es. $500 for all or will sell
separate. In good condition
(863)610-6555


TANNING BED - '06/'07 Sun-
quest 16RS, barely used,
new shocks, works great.
$1500 (863)517-1965



COLLEGE TEXTBOOK - Micro-
biology, text & lab books,
Ninth edition, good cond.,
$60 will sep. (863)675-2896
HOOKED ON PHONICS - Like
new. Only 1 book opened.
K-2nd grade level. $70
(863)983-5511

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LEAP PAD READER - Like new
w/ carrying case & 7 books
w/cartridges. 1st grade level.
$60 (863)983-5511 Missy



BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "BEAT
NEXT INCREASE!" Deposit
holds for 3 months. 25x40
$6100. 30x40 $7300. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
Many others. Manufacturer
s i n c e
1980...(800)668-5422.
Shop here first!
The classified ads



KITCHEN COUNTER TOP -
Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
(863)763-1997
ROOFING SHINGLES - 75
bundles. $200 for all, will
sell separate.
(863)763-5163
WINDOWS - White aluminum,
used, good cond, (2) 47 x
47, (1) 59 x 47, w/screens.
$195 neg (863)467-9800


BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
high chair, infant car seat,
security gate & walker, $170
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
BABY WALKER - Kolcraft, 2 in
1 Tiny Steps, Great condi-
tion, $30 (863)467-1396
BOUNCE HOUSE w/SLIDE
15x15, Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
Child's Chopper, Excellent
cond. Charger cord included.
$125. (863)634-7905



CONTEMPORARY ANTIQUE
GLASSWARE - Warner Bros,
Marvel Comics, Rockwell &
more. $100 (863)983-4314


WEDDING DRESS - A Line,
Strapless, Size 18. $150
(863)675-0732
WEDDING DRESS - Never
worn. Veil, Tiara, Bra, Crino-
lin. Sz 5. Cream. Pd. $2500
Asking $600 (954)696-4191


SPORTS CARD COLLECTION -
Approx. 3600 football &
baseball cards. $80. for all
(863)763-4098 Leave msg.



DELL XP TOWER - CD burner,
educational games, com-
plete. $99 Call Tony at
(863)517-2782
Pentium Computer- tower,
keyboard, mouse and scan-
ner included, CALL TO SEE
$75 neg. (863)467-8681

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ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
- .... 420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
- . , (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 2/SAji&ElPENDIMNW 4/2 DWMH Montura $135K
Cc plUPf 'i�Ajwpfed New 3/2/1 with Den'- Sugarland 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool
Cir. $189,900 Evercane Rd $185,000
4/2/2 New Home Reduced to 2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great
$269,000 income $174,900 secluded corner lot $134,900
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to 3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse 3/ -
$190K $295,000
2/2 Really Cute $125K 2 or 3/1.5 Brick Home - Huge 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
3/2 2.01 acres Flaghole bcyr for kids -sr tae horse-barn fully fenced Montura
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers for ks - short se $94,900
4/2.5/2 on lake Reduced $189,000
$354,000 3/2 CBS Home on 1.09 acres in RENTALS
3/2/2 Brick, fenced back yard Montura - many upgrades 3/1.5 Esperanza $1100
$215,000 $164,900 3/2 5 acres Pioneer $900
3/2/2 New Home $279,900 3/2 corner lot - fenced yard with
3/3/2 New Home $299,900 shed $239,000 VACANT LAND
3/2 on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj. 3/1 Pasadena with shed Montura 1.25 acre lots available
2.5 acres also available $159,000 Call for Listings.
$165,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $495,000
3/2/2 with loft room (has BA as 11 Montura lots $16,000 each
well) $339,000 MOBILE HOMES 17.5 acres Pioneer $315,000
3/2/2 with pool reduced to SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in Port LaBelle unit 102 $35K o.b.o.
$269,900 Woodland S/D $275,000
4/2 Harlem $120,000 3/2 DWMH with 2.5 acres COMMERCIAL
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
County $174,900 Montura $150,000 $200,000
3/2/2 CBS home with very large 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop - Turn-key movie theater on US27
back yard $259,900 $79,000 $395,000



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HOMES
- New Listing - Emiaculant 3/2 Must see to appreciate!!!
- 3/2 on l)cl Monte .86,ic @' 245k
- Beautif.,l 1 "4 il I,r. ,,l ,i , , I., I.._ ry Loop
- ONLY...i SALE PENDING LE,
- Brand New Villa 3hd/2.5b Must see (a 198k
- Gorgeous CBS I lome with 2 zone AC, enclosed
heated pool, & with privacy fence
- 1/2acreI.., SALE PENDING **,.
- Adorable 3/1 perfect for first time buyers @(' 129k
- 3/2 plus den GREAT LOCATION over 20(X) sq.ft
- REDUCEDI)!! Move in Condition 3/2 on Arcadia
comes with bnildahble lot $225,000(
- 4/2 in Quict & Friendly Neighborhood (a;225k
- New C(onstrulctioii! (u'stomI I lonics' I ii, , ' ' i'
- Orchard i ., SOLD
MANUFACTURED HOMES & LAND
- New Listing!l 4/2 Ml I with screened porch on lake! 13(6k
- ONI.Yl..OT on Royal Palmh $90k
- 2.5ac. with MItI (&150k
- Seminole Manner 3/2 Ml I with screened porch. 93k
- Tower [akcs! lleautiful fenced c22 with owner offering
to pay closing costs @ ( l) 19K
-I*I....,.,11, SALE PENDING
- Moorec Haven Yacht Club 3/2 MI @0 135k
- Lakeport 25 ac. Nursery with 2/2 CB1S I Ionic ( 7(X)k
- Lakeport 3/2 Completely remodeled on 1 ac $172,500
- Fenced 3/2 MTI Perfect for first time buyer
or investor (iq 68k
- REDUCEI)!!! lug 5/2 M I on fenced l0acrcs (ic 195k
.-.. .111,, .. SALE PENDING
- I,'L- ',l. - , < 1i , 1 I i . I ', 1 I I I 3/2 M Il w ith
screened porch on lake (c t 15k Blring all others!!
- Renting .' SALE PENDING
- Lakeport 40 acres of pasture land, fenced and
cross fenced, located on the Rim Canal. Cattle?
Nursery? Or just a hiomc in the country, $35K per acre
- Moore 1 laven Yacht Club lot only 21k
- Vacant Lot ( 1 27k Owner Financing Available
- Sky Valley lot ("! 75k
Open House Matthew Loop
Sat. May 26th
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Just Listed! - 4BD/2BA CBS Construction, Holiday Isles 3/2 MH Excellent
Completely Remodeled with Many Extras! Condition. Large Corner Lot with
$171,500. Make your Appointment Tbday! Circular Drive- Only $110,000


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
*3/2 CBS on Northside $220,000
* 3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes only $129.,000
*4 Brand new 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Town Homes, Call For More Details!
*MH in Tower Lakes, Very Spacious
with Above-Ground Pool and Lake
View. $135,000!
*3/2 MH, Sunshine Lakes, Excell.
Condition, Many Extras, w/Large Screen
Porch and Shed. Only $137,900!
* 2 duplexes on Obispo Ave. Each unit
has 2BR/IBA. Just Reduced $224,900
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/1 MH. Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*WatedrRnt 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Beot House
in Lakeport on Lowry Lane. Completely
Remodeled, Lake "O" Access, asking $259K
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/ large sun
room addition in Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Just reduced to $ 99,500
* Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd in
Moore Haven. SHIP Eligible. $164,900


ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
ICommercial lot 100x115. Great
location Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
S*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900, Owner Financing Available
* .33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
*Just listed corner lot in Lake Placid,
very close to golf course, $99,900
Bring all offers!
MONTURA
S3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
* 1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre.
Only $105K
SMontura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25.000 each. Owner Very
Motivated!
COMMERCIAlNVESTMENT
* Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
*Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage


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FEATHERBED MATRESS COV-
ER - King size, clean, good
condition. $25
(863)484-0239


BARSTOOLS (2) - Early
American, maple, $70 will
sell separately.
(863)357-6703
BED - King size with head-
board, clean, good condition.
$100 (863)484-0239
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
(727)599-3007
BEDROOM SET - Jn lull
hdbd/ftbd, dresser w/mirror,
5 drawer chest, 2 nt stands.
$500 (863)357-6315
CHINA CABINET, BASSETT -
$450. Call 863-447-0230
COUCH - floral design $40
(863)228-7382
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
53" W x 45" H, 4 shelves,
holds 27" TV. $50
(863)467-2456
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
55" wide, solid light wood,
fits 27" TV, must see, $125.
Call 863-675-1634
Executive desk- rustic raw
wood, 34x71, 4 drawers and'
a file drawer, will e-mail a
picture $400 (863)763-2208
Lazy Boy Recliner, tan-green
w/foot stool, stillhas paper
work, $100 (863)801-1975
ask for Michelle
OVER SIZED CHAIR - Tan,
w/twin sz pull out bed. Match-
ing ottomans w/storage. $425.
Neg. (863)357-1560
PREP TABLE - 24"x24", New,
Stainless Steel, Paid $120.
Asking $60. (863)824-7644
RECLINING CHAIR - Cloth
covered. $100 or best offer
(863)517-1358
SLEEPER SOFA - double, tan
& brown, excellent condition,
$100(863)214-3850
SOFA - 82", 3 cushions, Cen-
tury, off-white & blue floral,
$75. Call 863-447-0230
SOFA SLEEPER - Great condi-
tion, nothing wrong with it-
just need space. $40 or best
offer. (863)801-1551
TABLE TOP - Very nice glass
72"x42"x/2" thick. Beveled
with all 4 corners rounded.
$150. (863)983-2306



GOLF CART - Reconditioned.
New paint, New batteries &
Charger. $999
(772)475-8915
GOLF CART - With charger,
Needs TLC, $350.
S(863)675-4788


CHARTER ARMS - 38 SPE-
CIAL asking $275
(863)674-0613
LLAMA 380 - Small version of
1911. $200 (863)674-0613

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PISTOLS (2) 9MM & 22 CAL.
w/ammo, both in good cond.
$350. moving must sell
(863)634-2154



WEIGHT BENCH - Power
House. All in One, $100
(863)634-2582


ENGAGEMENT RING - 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613



PATIO FURNITURE - 7 chairs
and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250
(863)675-1033


MAGNETIC THERAPY MA-
TRESS PAD - king size, used
11 mos, asking $400
(863)675-0215
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $650 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, $300
or best offer. (863)675-8402
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1000.
863-983-4940


AIRLINE MECHANIC - Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify - Job placement as-
sistance. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
Coleman Gas Generator,
model 6250, 5,000 watts, 6
gallon tank, $500 or best
offer (863)467-8389
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or
(561)718-9265
HEAD SET HOLDER - Re-
chargeable (EAR PIECE),
Samsung, with charger,
new. $60 (561)634-6071
Konelco country plank collec-
tion floating locking, floor
system, 1103 sq. ft., $1,470
great price (863)763-7386
Mobile Home fiberglass steps,
4 high. Free delivery $200.
863-675-4822
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL 08.
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 10x10, $150
(561)339-8039 or
(561)718-9265

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Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
WOODEN POLE - 14', $10.
Call 863-467-5299



DRUM SET - Tama $250
(863)610-0946
ELEC GUITAR - Ibanez, with
amplifier $300
(863)357-6930
ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD -
Casio, screen showing
hands & notes, with stand.
$50 (863)532-8347


COCKATIELS - Female, 3
months old. $45
(239)657-5760
LOVE BIRDS - Breeding pair,
$75 (863)763-2169
LOVE BIRDS - 2 females, 3
months old. $90 for both or
will separate.
(239)657-5760
MALTESE PUPPIES - male &
females, shots & papers,
$600 & $700. Call
(863)983-1046
SHI-TZU PUPPIES - Females,
shots & papers, $450. Call
(863)983-1046
YORKIE PUPPIES - male & fe-
males, shots & papers, $600
& $700. Call (863)983-1046



VITA SPA - 2 person, gray
granite finish, 10 jets, w/cov-
er, self contained, no assem-
bly. $500 (863)763-7875



BUGGY - V6 Buick, 2WD
trans. 1/2 ton running gear.
42" Swamper's. Must sell
$2500. Neg'. (863)673-8910.
PSE Deer Hunter compound
bow, left handed, 55 to 65
Ibs, Arrows & more $75 obo
239-229-2974



CD PLAYER - Like new, dual,
45 x 4 w/remote, HD ready.
$100(863)801-3885



CURTIS MATHIS TV - 27 inch,
works good. $50
(863)467-2456


AIR COMPRESSOR - 5 hp, 3
phase. $200 (863)467-5401
or(772)359-2923
CHAIN SAW - electric, 20ft
extendable pole $50
(863)357-6930
DIESEL GENERATOR - 5kw,
120/240. $2500
863 234-1230 or
239)357-5111

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I Houses - Sale









Thursdwav May 15. 2008


GENERATOR - 16KW w/ Tank.
Tank is full. Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
PRESSURE WASHER - 7 hp,
3000psi, brand new, never
used. $300 (863)675-1030
leave message please
RADIAL ARM SAW - 10", $75
You pick up. (863)234-1988
LaBelle
TABLE ROUTER - Craftsman,
like new, . $50.
(863)675-4858
WOODWORKING POWER
TOOL PKG - tools in great
cond, value $1400 asking
$750 (863)634-2154


GI JOE & ARMY MEN - 5 large
vehicles, 4 GI Joes & Misc.
Good condition. $50.
(863)763-5067


Agriculture



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




FENCE POSTS (300) - treated,
$900 for all (863)675-1490


SADDLE - Big Horn all leather
western youth saddle, 14"
w/girth, like new cond, rust
color. $395 (863)763-2692
TRAILER - 2 Horse, Straight
load. Bumper pull. New 2x4
welded wood floor. Some
rust. $450 (863)357-1109



BUSH HOG MOWER - 6',
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
(863)234-1230
DOUBLE HAMMOCK - w/pil-
low, steel frame, Excellent
condition. $150.
(863)357-6315. Okee.
GARDEN TRACTOR - Crafts-
man, 18hp, Work Horse, 50"
cut, good cond., $550 or
best offer (
LAWN MOWER - Murray Hy-
drostat, 14hp, 2 cyl., 42"
cut, asking $300.
(863)824-0801
LAWN TRAILER - HUSKEE, 10
cu. ft. Hooks to the back of
lawn mower. $100
(863)634-0135
MOWER - Rhino Bush Hog, 6'.
$1800 (863)234-1230 or
(239)357-5111
NEW 250 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki,
electric row. $3,500
863-840-0505
RIDING MOWER - 19hp,
Sears, w/new battery, $250.
(863)517-0811
RIDING MOWER - 42" Yazoo,
Zero Turn. $500
(863)517-2077


CLEWISTON - 2br, 2ba condo
RIDING MOWER - John Deere, North side of town. $1200 + AIRPORT LAKES ESTATES, %/
Automatic 120. $1500 Firm. util, $300 sec dep. 6 mo to 3 acre lakefront and
(863)801-4949 lease req. Inquire at Rolands wooded lots starting @ 17k
Martins Marina to 39k, surrounded by 5k
RIDING MOWER - Poland Pro, (863)983-3151 acres of Lake Barkley state
19hrs, 48" cut. 24hp, Cruise CL TON - 316 E park, utilities/county roads in
control. $1000. Firm. CLEWISTON - 316 E Obispo place, close to hospitals and
(863)673-3894 Ask for Kevin 4br, 2ba, $850 + Sec No schools. Jay Bachman
pets, Call Tricia 800)964-7495 or
SCAG 52" - Zero turn, new (863)805-2872 (727)492-8380 jcb@int-
tires, blades, belt, battery, CLEWISTON -3br, ba, $800 net.net.
$2800 firm (863)675-7155 + Sec, No Pets, 402 E Ven-
West Glades Repair tura. Call Tricia Grand Opening Sale! Satur-
(863)805-2872 day, May 31w! 1+ acre lake
HAEN3)825287 aAaccess just $29,900- in-
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All cludes FREE boat slips! On
appi, W/D, laminate floors, 160,000 acre recreational
Okeechobee Livestock garage, handicap access. lake in Kentucky. Save
Market Sales $1100 mo. (863)946-3333 $5000 GUARANTEED! Prime
Every Monday-12pm & every PORT LABELLE: 3071 Beech dockable lakefront available.
Tuesday-Ham.763-3127 wood Cir. 3br/2ba, gar. New Lowest financing in 25+
home $800/mo. Call years. Be 1st to see! Call
954-658-1552 Eugene now (800)704-3154, x1825.
SI HILTON HEAD LAKES, SC- Fi-
RentalsRoomItnally Affordable Lakefront
R NTLiving *Large Wooded
OKEECHOBEE- Wanted Senior Homesites- Starting in the
__ Male or Female, roommate Low $100's *World Class
Apartments 905 or companion to share ex- Amenities *165+Acre
Business Places 910 penses in a 2br/2ba home. Lake/22 Miles of Shoreline
Commercial Call (863)467-4285 *Great Boating & Fishing*
PrComertyil 15No Time Limit to Build HUR-
Property 915 RY LIMITED OFFER! Call Hil-
Condos/ l- Rent920 ton Head Lakes:
Townhouses- Rent920 I [ t (866)396-3230. www.Hil-
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House - Rent. -930 I 1. NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1
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EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, Property - Sale 1055 prohibited. Terms and condi-
private drve, private en- Property Inspection1060 tions subject to change with-
trance. (863)946-0004 or Real Estate Wanted 1065 out notice. *Monthly
(863)227-6155. Resort Property - payment of $356.22 based
KITCHENETTE APT Sale 1070 upon a purchase price. of
No Pets Warehouse Space 1075 $69,900 with 15% down and
320 SW Avenue B Waterfront Property 1080 $59,415 financed via a 30
(561)996-3770 year mortgage at a fixed in-
(51)a / terested rate of 6.00%.
MOORE HAVEN ' a' ' ' -
1174 Green St., VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
2 br, 1 a, $395/mo. cabin shell on 2 private acres
2 (35a3795mo. near very wide trout stream
(305)377-9613 BASS CAPITOL in Clewiston. in the Galax area and New
2 BR, 2 BA Condo for sale. River State Park, $139,500.
Please call (863)983-5572 Owner (866)789-8535.
for more information.

BY OWNER -2br,2ba HousseHomes 5
furnished condo at Bass &Mobile omes
Sun next to Lake NEED TO SELL! Owner finance
Okeechobee in Clewiston, avail. 3/2 lake access. Around I *
very nice. (765)969-2855 corner from Buckhead Lock. ,
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R. Metal -. .
CLEWISTON- Condo, turn, roof, front/back decks. $155K. Mobile Home - Lots 2005
2br, 2ba, corner unit w/open 863-634-5236 Mobile Home - Parts2OlO
view, kitch, porch tiled & Mobile Home - Parts2010
screened. Exc cond. Parking Mobile Homes Rent 2015
space, community pool. Mobile Homes.- Sale 2020
Great location, adjacentto
Lake 0 & ramp. * Land Auction * 250 Props
(352)256-9325 Must be Sold! Low Down / H
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MONTURA -Priced to Sell MH 1/4 acre. New appl's in-
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS Bank owned Home & Land, cluding W&D. Recently reno-
Avail. Immediately! Fully Beautiful 2.50 acres. 2432 vated. No pets. $625 mo. +
furnished. New carpet. Pool, sq ft. Home. Like new ready sec. dep. Avail. 5/17. (863)
Tennis & Boat dock. 1BA 1BR to move into 4br, 2ba, fire- 805-2869 or (954)649-9095
$695 or 2BR $895 + electric. place, Jacuzzi tub, paved FOR RENT OR SALE
Annual lease. 215-359-7779 drive way. For more informa- Brand New 3 BR, 2 BA
, tion contact Wendy or Rick * 20002 BR, 2 BA
m (863)983-6181 Rent $550-$850 mo.
MONTURA- Priced to Sell Call (863)228-1569
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! Bank foreclosure Beautiful
$22,000! Only $199/Mo! 5% 1.25 lot. At 135 N Verda St. Mobile Homes For Rent
down 20 years @ 8% apr. Low or no down payment - 2 and 3 Bedrooms
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list- Financing Available. For Easy Payments
ings (800)366-9783 Ext more information contact 863-983-3554
5798. Wendy or Rick NEW 2BR/2B DW in adult
BHR - 3b, 2ba, (863)983-6181 community. Must be age 55
BHR- 3br, 2ba, PORT LABELLE LOTS - or older. Pool, clubhouse &
1800 sf, Lake Access, $1000 down, $155 per month, yard care included. $595 mo
$900 mo. Owner financed Ready to move in. Call
(863)634-5234 (305)481-1316 863-946-2790 or 673-4325


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on your lot or ours. Ve
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2003 Magic tilt boat trailer, 28',
2 axle, 6000 lb. capacity, 3420
lb. tongue weight capacity, like
new $1250 (863)763-7567
BASS BOAT - Venture, 90 hp
motor, w/trolling motor & 2
depth finders, good cond.
$2000 (863)697-0398
JON BOAT - 14', V-hull, alumi-
num, needs a little work,
w/trailer, paddles, troll motor
$400 (863)699-2079
SAILBOAT - 37' Irwin, center
cockpit, needs some work,
$10,000. 863-234-1226 or
239-823-2587


COACHMAN TOYOTA '87 - 20
ft, 4 cyl, 59.1k miles. $3200
(863)243-4010
PROWLER - 33 Ft. w/ Florida
Rm., Heat & Air. Water, Elec-
tric & Trash furnished.
$5000 (863)763-8761 Okee
SHASTER TRAILER - 12',
sleeps 2, new tires, cold a/c,
needs remodeling work,
$300. (863)805-2869



BOAT ANCHORS - 2, Stainless
steel, Holding pontoon boats
in place. $70. or will sep.
(863)484-0222


HARLEY DAVIDSON 1987 C
1200 Sportster. Needs a
starter. $2500 Call 863-
697-2106 or 863-697-2107
HD SPORTSTER - '88, Runs
good. 33K mi., $3000. or
best offer. (863)763-0829



ATV - Honda Rancher, '01,
4x4, 350cc, Electric winch,
Excellent condition. $3750.
(863)673-0260
ATV HELMET - Bell ATV,
Mossy Oak Camo, large,
with goggles, never used
$100 (863)885-1172
HONDA 250, '04 - runs good,
never been in mud, $2,500.
(727)501-3055
POLARIS PREDATOR 90 '06 -
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2000 neg
(863)673-4561/675-5288
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400 -
2 stroke racer. Needs engine
only. $350. Firm
(863)259-7472
SUZUKI 500 VENSON '05 -
4x4 ATV, winch, fr bumper,
alum wheels, trailer, 675 mi,
$5000 neg (863)697-1771
SWAMP BUGGY - Chevy, 305
w/38" Super Swamper, runs
great, new clutch, $1300 or
best offer. (863)228-2185
YAMAHA BIG BEAR 400,
2002 with worn winch, good
cond. $2,500/best offer. Call
561-346-5420
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YAMAHA KODIAK, '06 - 450
auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utility trr.,
new I-T-P 589 mud/snow
tires, $3900. (863)228-1730


STOCK TRAILER - Goose
Neck, 28 ft long, new tires.
Asking $3000
(863)357-6642
WINNABAGO, 1967 - 20',
good condition, $900 or best
offer. Call (863) 467-5680


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



1997 Dodge 2500, extended
cab, extended bed, silver, CD
player, great for hauling
$3500 (863)697-0096
CAPRICE CLASSIC - '93,
Chrome mtr, Fiberglass rear
window area. Lift for 26" rims.
$3000. Neg. (863)517-1597
CHEVY LUMINA 1999 -$2500
or best offer. (863)763-4493
DODGE INTREPID '99 - Clean,
a/c, 4 dr, good tires, keyless
remote, fair ext, no dents.
$4200 (863)634-7905
Dodge Ram- '98, blue, 4 door,
extended cab, fiberglass bed
cover, runs good $1200 or
best offer (863)824-0008
FORD TAURUS '97 - Runs,
cold a/c, cd player. $1200
(863)983-6342
HONDA ACCORD, '92 - 4 dr.,
pw, pl & mirrors, auto, runs
reat, needs a little TLC,
1,000 neg. (863)946-1205
LINC LSC SPORTS COUPE '90
- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
MAZDA PU '94 - 4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
asking $1500
(863)467-8113
MERCEDES '91 - 4 dr, all
power, sunroof, 6 cyl. $1200
(863)697-2791 after 3pm
MITSUBISHI 3000 GT '95 -
auto, V6, good body & interi-
or, doesn't run, $1000 or
best offer (863)673-0192
MUSTANG '93 - World class
T5 trans, all in working or-
der, no noise or shift prob-
lems. $400 (863)634-5742
SATURN LS - '2000, 4 door,
White, Runs Great. $4000.
or best offer. (863)357-0007
Okee. area. Leave message


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CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 - 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
T., Boat S -torage FORD 150 PU '93 - runs &
ConsignmenI looks good, tool boxes,
I 1 $2500 (863)763-6216
ee stuat otcom FORD F150, 1989 - 6" lift,
- fresh rebuilt front dif. &
ClassicCar 4015 trans., $2,000. Call
863-634-3790
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab, 4x4,
MARK V - '79, Runs, Needs cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
body work. 79K orig. mi. clutch, good tires. $1900
$1200. Neg. (330)573-8413 (863)983-6550 Clewiston
WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON - col- FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab, 4x4,
lectible, $2500. cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
863-234-1226 or clutch, good tires. $1900
239-823-2587 (863)983-6550 Clewiston
FORD F150 '98 - V6, runs
great. $2300 (863)467-7216
FORD F150 '99 - Xtra cab 4
CONCRETE MIXER - Work- dr, V8, auto, loaded, 100k
mi, very good cond, dk blue.
mans 250, Honda engine, $4250 (561)718-8580 Okee
like hew, $500 firm
(863)675-2844 Ford F150 flareside 1994. Au-
to, power steer/locks, bedlin-
F her, Mark 3. Must sell. $3,495
LaBelle (863) 675-4822
FORD F350 - '89, (with Title)
Bronco- '89, red, 4-wheel Diamond-plate flatbed w/
drive, great condition, all ter- goose-neck hitch, 2WD, Runs
rain tires, tinted windows, Great! $2000 (863)517-1965
$1500 (863)357-7265 FORD F-350 1988, 4X4, 7.3
JEEP CHEROKEE, '98 - 4x4, 2" diesel, 1 .Ton, Very good mo-
lift kit, new brakes, tires, tor. 5 spd. Great work truck.
custom rims, well maint., $3000 (863)675-0077
$4,000. (863)634-5742 FPICK UP TOPPER - Century,
Brown, off a '05 Ford 2500,
Long bed, No side windows.
Nice. $300. (863)467-8580
EZ GO - Used, Good condition, Power Ram 150 1987 4WD,
charger, $900 or best offer auto, new 318, short wheel
(863)697-1350 base, super swampers
GOLF CART - Gas E-Z Go $3,000 obo 673-3293
Workhorse with dumper TOPPER - Jason, for a short-
green body, tan roof $1800 bed Pick-Up, approx 71" x
(561)762-3309 71". Great condition. $200.
GOLF CART - EZ Go Club, gas (863)801-4949
powered, with roof & club
carrier, $1700. 'ii
(863)673-6555
CHEVY TRACKER 1998 - 4 Dr,
IPW, PL, Air, Heat, 70,170
miles. Good on gas, Asking
1990 Toyota 4-runner, $5000 neg. (772)370-0262
V6, 3VZ engine, good for WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON -
parts, clear title, $2000 $1500. 863-234-1226 or
(863)634-7182 239-823-2587
CAMPER TOP - Leer, fits Nis- . tl i .i
san Titan w/5.8 bed. $400 or
best offer. (863)697-0328
best offer (863)697-0328 MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
MOTOR & TRANS - Chevy '96- gle track w/ramp, new wheel
'99, 5.7 Vortec, 50k miles. bearings, tires & running
$1500 for both, will separ- lights. $325 (863)805-2869
ate. (863)801-3885
STOCK TRAILER - 20 ft
RIMS & TIRES - Size 22, good Gooseneck w/hard top, good
condition. $1000 condition. $2500 or best of-
(863)228-2933 fer. (863)228-0580
STEP BARS - w/brackets, TRAILER - 6x12, single axle,
chrome plated stainless steel w/tool box, $800 or best of-
from '06 Dodge quad cab, fer. (239)986-0296
$300. (863)763-2664 UTILITY TRAILER - 2 axle, 6 x
TIRES - 4, Goodyear Wrangler 16, $1100. (863)634-3280.
MTR, 245 75 16, good con-
dition, $180. 863-697-0996 When doing those chores
is doing you In, It's time
TIRES - Drag Slicks Firelli P to look for a helper'n
Zero 360/710/R17, brand thelassimeds.
new. $500 or best offer.
(863)228-2185
TONNEAU COVER - Special
Edition fiberglass w/split DODGE RAM MAXI WAGON
door, fits Chevy Long bed. '01 - 15 pass, excellent con-
$400 neg (863)634-7230 edition, $4200
TOOL BOX - Diamond plate, (239)784-5782
$150. (863)763-2664 FORD AEROSTAR '90 - V6
auto trans, cold a/c, low
TOPPER - 1 yr old, 72W x 80L miles. $1200 firm
x 28H Florida Line, side win- (863)763-1079
dows, front & rear glass.
$450 neg (863)532-9366 FORD WINDSTAR '99 - 7
pass. Capt chairs, rear air,
TOW DOLLY - Heavy duty auto PW PL, AC, 150K, $3800
tow dolly. $300 (863)675-2150
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(863)697-6625PONTIAC TRANSPORT 1994 -
TOYOTA RUNNING GEAR - 156K mls. Great condition.
For buggy. Early 80's. $600 Asking $2400 or best offer.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 07-187-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUNE K. SMITH
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE: .
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the Estate of JUNE K. SMITH,
deceased, File Number 07-187-CR by
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Rorida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Highway 80 and S.R. 29,
LaBelle, FL 33975; that the Decedent's
\date of death was February 4, 2007;
that the total value of the Estate is
$57,883.04; and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such Order arem:
Name
Thomas A. Smith, as Trustee
Address
RO. Box 1003
LaBelle, FL 33975
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
RED THAT:
All creditors of the Estate of the Decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the Estate of the Dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECENDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is May 15th, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Kevin A. Kyle, Attorney
Rodda Bar No. 980595
GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP
1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard
Fort Myers, Forida 33919
Telephone: (239) 936-7200
Fax: (239) 936-7997
Person Giving Notice:
Thomas A. Smith
RO. box 1003
LaBelle, Florida 33975
273032 CN 5/15,22/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2007CP28
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET M STANCZAK
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mar-
garet M Stanczak, deceased, whose
date of death was May 23, 2007, and
whose'social security number is X00-
10-3881, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Rorida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
PO. Box 10, Moorehaven, Rorida'
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
_ All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT LED WITHIN THE .
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is May 15th, 2008.
Personal Representative:
John w. Stanczak
1717 Bevedy Drive
Naples, Florida 34114
Attoemey for Personal Representative:
Ann T. Frank, Esquire
Roida Bar No. 0888370
Ann T Frank, PA.
2124 Airport Road South
Naples, Florida 34112
Telephone: (239) 793-5353
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-371-CA
ORLANDO A. NARANJO,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAFAEL A. VEGA NEGRON and
ARNALDO TORRES MARTELL, if living,
and If dead, their unknown spouse, de-
visees, heirs, grantees, assignees, II-
eonors, creditors, truateea and other
parties claiming by, through, under
or against them and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have, any right, ti-
tle or Interest In and to the real
property herein described,
Defendants.

CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE - PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS, RAFAEL A. VEGA
NEGRON and ARNALDO TORRES
MARTELL, if living, and if dead, their
unknown spouse, devisees, heirs,
grantees, assignees, lionors, creditors,
trustees and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
parties having or claiming to have, any
right, titie or interest in and to the real
property herein described, and ALL
OTHER WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet tite on the following property in
Hendry County, Horida.
Lot 12, Block 9, Montura Ranch estate,
Rrst Subdivision, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3,
pages 37,38 and 39, Public Records
of tendry County, forida. Parcel I.D.
# 1-32-44-22-010-0009-012.0
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on JODIE R.
SNOW, ESQUIRE, plaintiff's attorney,


whose address is: 417 W. Sugariand
Hwy., Clewiston, Florida 33440, on or
before May 27, 2008, and file the
original with the Clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on the plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
DATED this the 17th day of April, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 2007-896-CA
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROSALIO CASINO, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorney's
Fees and Costs dated April 7, 2008,
entered in Case No. 2007-896-CA of
the Circuit Court in and for Hendry
County, Florida wherein COUNTRY-
WIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plain-
tiff and ROSALIO CASINO; CASINO,
unknown spouse of ROSALIO CASIA-
NO, if married; JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE is/are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, at the
second floor hallway, in front of the
main Clerk's Office, Hendry County
Courts Building, Labelle, Florida, at
11:00 o'clock A.M., on Wednesday the
4th day of June, 2008, the following
described property, as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lot 31, Block 2241, Unit 7, PORT LA-
BELLE, a Subdivision according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3.
Page 116, Public Records of Hendry
County, Rorida.
DATED this 8th day of May, 2008
BARBARA BUTLER, Clerk
By:/S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
ERIC M. MYERS,.ESQUIRE
ADORNO & YOSS LLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33134
(305) 460-1100
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Senior Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Rm 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort.Myers, Flori-
da 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TOO), or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
Floida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to theproceeding
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
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
273871 CN 05/15,22/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-CA-239
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
ALBERTO BENITEZ, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated April 21, 2008 and entered
in Case No. 07-CA-239 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for GLADES County, Florida
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
is the Plaintiff and ALBERTO BENITEZ;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TERATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORAT-
ED, AS NOMINEE FOR GREENPOINT
MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC.; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF
THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11:OOAM, on the 29th day of May,
2008, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOTS 4, BLOCK 62, UNIT 102 PORT
LA BELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 66, INCLUSIVE, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 16061 SW W LEADER COURT,
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the pro erty owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sity (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on April 28, 2008.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
fice is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, tele-
phone number (813)335-2299;
1-800-955-8771 (TOD),or
1-800-955-8770 v), via Forida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
272609 CN 5/15,22/08

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
05/17/2008 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
Joan Dwane - Unit 526
Misc. items
Vicki McGInnis - UnitE-18
Furniture, TV, misc. household
items
Kurt Webster - Unit E-1
Misc. items
Amy Howard - Unit L-36
Top for boat, saddle, saw, computer &
misc. items
Hope Cisnero - Unit 611
Mattresses, baby bed, misc. items
Rachel Puente - Unit L-38
Copying machine, washer, tablesaw &
misc, items
Shella Wilbns - Unit 35
TV, misc. dems
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-CA-241
INDYMAC BANK ES.B.,
Plaintiff
vs.
JAVIER E. SERRANO
A/K/A JAVIER SERRANO, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated April 21, 2008 and entered
in Case No. 07-CA-241 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for GLADES County, orida
wherein INDYMAC BANK ES.B., is the
Plaintiff and JAVIER E. SERRANO
A/K/A JAVIER SERRANO; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
T1:0OOAM, on the 29th day of May,
2008, the following described property
as set forth in said FRnal Judgment:
LOT 68, BLOCK 68, PORT LABLLE
UNIT 102, A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 66
THROUGH 87, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
AK/A 16050 MARCH LANE,
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this
Court on April 28, 2008.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/ Is/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
fice is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, orida 33901, tele-
phone number (813) 335-2299;
1-800-955-8771 (TODD), or
1-800-955-8770 v), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
272618 CN 5/15,22/08

IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
Americas formerly known as Banker's
Trust Company, as Trustee and Custo-
dian for IXIS 2006-HE1,
Plaintiff,
-vs- Case #071049 CA
Nazario Suarez Hernandez a/k/a Nazaro
Suarez Hemandez a/k/a Nazario Heman-
dez and Claudia Hernandez, his wife; et
al.
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated April 21, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 07 1049 CA of the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein Deuts-
che Bank Trust Company Americas for-
merly known as Banker's Trust
Company, as Trustee and Custodian for
IXIS 2006-HE1, Plaintiff and Nazario Sua-
rez Hernandez, Husband and Wife are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. ON MAY21, 2008 the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 17, BLOCK 2063, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
. BOOK 3, PAGE 60 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT HENDRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.

DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 22nd
day of April, 2008.

BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
BY: /S/S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDIALCI RCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
VS. CASE NO. 08-000346 CA
ARIEL GONZALEZ JR.; THE UNKNOWN'
SPOUSE OF ARIEL GONZALEZ JR.; MI-
RANDA CHARIS CAMPOS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MIRANDA
CHARTS CAMPOS; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR RE-
MONT INVESTMENT AND LOAN;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ARIEL GONZALEZ JR.; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SRIEL GONZA-
LEZ JR.; MIRANDA CHARTS CAMPOS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIRAN-
DA CHARIS CAMPOS; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereu,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 12, BELMONT WOODS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES
107 AND 108, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COURT NY
FLORIDA.


450 KATHRYN STREET
LA BELLE, FL 33935
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 2nd day
of May, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedlns. Itf hearing Impaired, please
call 800) 935-9771 M IV) or
800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consurgra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (013) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0550
Attorney for Plaintiff
273385 CN 5/15,22/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LI-
CENSING BOARD Notice Is hereby giv-
en that the Hendry County
Construction Licensing Board will hold
a meeting Thursday, May 22, 2008 at
*6:00 RM.*, at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commmission Chambers,
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida. The meeting is open to the
public. The meeting site is accessible
y the disabled. *NOTE:* *The*
starting time for this meeting has
been moved up to 6:00 pm.
*If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Hendry County Construction Licensing
Board Richard Yoraschek, Chair
273491 CB/CN 5/15/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry
County Tourist Development Coun-
cil will hold a regular meeting at
4:00p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008,
at Swamp Water Cafe, Billie Swamp -
Safari, Big Cypress Seminole Indian
Reservation. This meeting is open
to the public. The meeting site is
accessible by the disabled.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
W.T. "Bill" Maddox, Jr, Chairman
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

REVISED HEARING DATE


Notice is hereby given that the Glades and Hendry

County Boards of County Commissioners have in-

structed their staffs to conduct a visioning meeting

to discuss the Future Land Use of an area in Port

LaBelle known as the Oxbow. The meeting will be

held on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at 5:00 PM, at

the Dallas Townsend Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd, La-

Belle, FL 33935.



All interested persons may appear and be heard

with respect to the issues at said meeting. Citi-

zens that choose to submit statements and other

exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral state-

ments may do so at the meeting, or contact the

Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department,

165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Fl 33935 (mailing

address: PO Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975), e-mail:

scatala(@hendryfla.net, or call 863-675-5240.

273648 CB/CN 5/15/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 22-2008-CA-0042
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED
ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST,
2006-3,
Plaintiff
vs.
BERNADETTE FLORES, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated April 21, 2008 and entered
in Case No, 22-2008-CA-0042 of the
Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for GLADES County,
Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT
LOAN TRUST, 2006-3, is the Plaintiff
and BERNADETTE FLORES; FELIX
FLORES, JR.; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 29th day of May, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said RFinal Judgment:
LOT 12, BLOCK 25, UNIT 102, PORT
LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66
THROUGH 87, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A 16721 MONDAY STREET,
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an Interest in the-
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis ndens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale,
WITNESS MY AND and the seal of this
Court on April 28, 2008.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
fice is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, tele-
phone number (813)335-2299;
1-800-955-8771 (TOD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v, via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
272604 CN 5/15,22/08
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trict will be held on Wednesday, May
21, 2008 at' 7 p.m. at the Montura
Clubhouse, Montura Ranch Estates,
State Road 833, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based. NOTICE OF DATE
CHANGE.
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY

Washington Mutual Bank,
Plaintiff, '
-vs- Case #2007 1028 CA
Junior A. Lopez; Claudia L. Gonzalez; Un-
known Parties in Possession #1; Un-
known Parties in Possession #2; If
Living, and all Unknown Parties claiming
by, through, under and against the above
named Defendant(s) who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said Un-
known Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or
Other Claimants
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Rnal Judgment of Foreclosure
dated April 21, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 2007 1028 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Rorida, wherein
Washington Mutual Bank, Plaintiff and
Junior A.:Lopez and Claudia L. Gonzalez
are defendantss, I will sell to-the highest
and best bidder for cash, IN FRONT OF
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. ON MAY 21, 2008 the follow-
Ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 32, BLOCK 2162, OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.

DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 22nd
day of April, 2008.

BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hondry County, Florida
BY:/S/S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Grog Lee, Unit 21
Kathy Rubio, Unit 23
Mitch Autrey, Unit 13
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with Randy Coyle & Rena
Blissett, located at 1801 Red Road, Cle-
wiston, FL 33440. The items are believed
to be household and miscellaneous items
and will be sold to the highest bidder for
cash at the above address on May 16,
2008 at 11:00 A.M., along with advertis-
ing costs. We reserve the right to refuse
any and all bids.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP)/water
quality certification (File Number 0277994-001) to Rinker Materials of Florida. 100 Lem Carnes Road, Davenport, Florida,
33837, for a surface water management system for an existing sand mine and for an expansion of the mine. The mine operat-
ed under various permits issued by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) since April 15, 1993. The mine is
currently operating under Permit No 22-00245-S, issued by the SFWMD. Under the operating agreement between the Depart-
ment and SFWMD, the Department is processing the ERP application for the existing system and the expansion area.
The application is for the addition of a 355.2 acre tract known as the Langford pasture, increasing the area to be mined in the
South Deese tract by 13.4 acres, relocating the Greensmix area in the North Deese tract, mining the existing 0.7-acre Greensmix
area, increasing the mining area south of the existing Greensmix area by 3.9 acres, and relocating the processing plant to the
north and west oflits current location. The total size of the property is increasing from 539.2 acres to 894.4 acres. The size of
the surface water management system will increase from 375.5 acres to 588.4 acres. The total area of extraction will increase
from 338.5 acres to 548.1 acres.
The current permit does not approve dredging or filling in wetands or other surface waters. The proposed expansion will include
dredging or filling of a 0.77-acre ditch that was originally cut in uplands (upland ditch 8) in the South Deese tract. In the Lang-
ford pasture, 1.92 acres of upland cut ditches (upland ditches 1 through 7) and 0.16 of an acre of isolated herbaceous wet-
lands (wetlands P and 0) will be dredged. No wetland mitigation is required.
The Langford pasture will be interconnected with the existing mine area through culverts under the private access road allowing
recirculation of mine process water. The total size of the impervious area will remain as 6.1 acres. The permitted has a consent
to easement right-of-way (extract sand) from the Army Corps of Engineers on 33.42 acres. The estimated depth of mining lake
depths) is approximately 50 feet below natural ground which is 49.24 feet below the normal water level. Wetlands that will not
be dredged or filled are protected by a minimum 50-foot upland buffer. Wetlands H, 1I, N, and 0 must be monitored for stress
assessment.
No changes to the method of mining will occur. It will continue to operate as a closed-loop system. The sand will be extracted
via an electric hydraulic dredge approximately 50 feet below the level of the floating dredge. No unauthonzed chemicals or ad-
ditives are allowed in the mine processing. The processed sand is transported off site via trucks.
The post-mining land use of the 894.4 acre mine will be 350.1 acres of improved pasture, 331.1 acres of water (includes littoral
shorelines), 116.0 acres of freshwater marsh, 70.9 acres of cropland and pastureland, 9.6 acres of wax myrtle uplands, 6.5
acres of borrow pits, 6.1 acres of entrance roads, 3.0 acres of live oaks, and 1.1 acres of mixed upland hardwoods.
No off-site discharge of water from the mining operation is authorized below the design 100-year, 3-day storm event. The total
area served by the system will be 588.4 acres. The operator is required to comply with the signed and sealed Best Manage-
ment Practices Plan. The end of the construction phase of this permit will be 20 years after this permit is issued. This permit
will replace and supercede Permit No. 22-00245-S, issued by SFWMD.
The existing mine and proposed mining areas are located on the east side of US 27, approximately three miles south of Palmdale,
In Sections 11, 12, and 13, Township 41 South, Range 30 East, and in Sections 7 and 18, Township 41 South, Range 31 East,
Glades County,
Under this intent to issue, the permit is hereby granted subject to the applicants compliance with any requirement in this intent to
publish notice of this Intent in a newspaper of general circulation and to provide proof of such publication in accordance with
section 50.051 of the Florida Statutes (ES.). This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department
unless a sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is timely filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. as provided be-
low. If a sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is timely filed, this intent .to issue automatically becomes only proposed
agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the filing of a timely
and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. When proof of publication
is provided, if required by this intent, and if a sufficient petition is not timely filed, the permit will be issued as a ministerial ac-
tion. Because an administrative heanng may result in the reversal or substantial modification of this action, the applicant is ad-
vised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below, for filing a petition for an administrative
hearing or request for an extension of time, have expired and until the permit has been executed and delivered. Mediation is not
available.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hear-
ing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (re-
ceived by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under rule 62-110.106(4), EA.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may also request
an extension of time to file a peftiton for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the re-
quest for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A
timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If
a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a re-
quest for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect.
If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will he affected by
the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted
only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the iling of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106,205, EA.C.
In accordance with rule 62-110.106, FA.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of
receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written no-
tice under subsection 120.60(3), ES., must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of
the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under subsection 120.60(3), ES., however, anyperson who has asked the Depart-
ment for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publica-
tion.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of
any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that per-
son's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information:.
(a) (he name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's repre-
sentative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of
how the petitioner's substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) a statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision;
(d) a statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) a concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends.warrant reversal or
modification ef the agency's proposed action;
(f)a statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's pro-
posed action; and
(g) a statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with
respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall state that no such facts are in
dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301, FA.C. Under
paragraphs 120.569(2)(c) and (d), ES., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition
does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed.
This intent to issue constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to-the provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a), ES., which may
require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under section
120.68, FS., by the tiling oft a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the
Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399
3000, and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of
appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department.
The applicant, or any party within the meaning of paragraph 373.114(1)(a) or section 373.4275, ES.. may also seek appellate
review of the order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under subsection 373.114(1) or section 373.4275,
FS. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commis-
sion and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department.
273294 CGS 5/15/08


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION ENACTMENT AUTHORITY
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commis-
sion Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, La-
Belle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to economic development ad
valorem tax exemption enactment authority entitled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS, AMENDING ARTICLE VIII OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANC-
ES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-112, RELATING TO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION ENACTMENT AUTHORITY;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN
CODE AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to he based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairperson
273589 CB/CN 5/15/08

South'Florlda Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District has issued Environmental Resource
Permit No. 26-00922-P in response to application number 070726-19, requesting
an Environmental Resource Permit authorizing construction and operation of a
surface water management system serving 98.36 acres of borrow pit operation
known as HCGM Borrow Pit with discharge into the Corkscrew Swamp via exist-
ing wetlands. The permit will be issued to HCGM LLC, 6751 W. Professional
Parkway Suite 107, Sarasota, Florida, 34240. The project is located in Hendry
County in Section 2, Township 45 South, Range 28 East. Complete copies of
the permit and th accompanying information expressing the agency action are
available for iblic inspection at the South Florida Water Management District,
Lower West Coast Service Center, 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida
33901.
Persons whose substantial interests are affected by the above agency action have a
right, pursuant to Sections 120.569, 120.57 and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat. to petition
for an administrative determination (hearing), or, pursuant to Section 120.573 Fla.
Stat., to petition for mediation, or to a judicial hearing on agency action pursuant
to 120.57 or 120.68 Fla. Stat. respectively. The petition must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must be filed (received) by the South Florida Water Man-
agement District Clerk, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406,
within 21 days of publication of this notice and must be received by the South
Florida Water Management District during normal business hours. Pursuant to
Rule 28-106.104 Fa. Admin. Code, any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall
be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will
not be accepted. A copy of the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to
the persons named above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within
the 21 days of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, which-
ever first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any nght such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsection 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is based
must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2) Fla. Admin. Code,
including:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the
petmoner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's represen-
tative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of
the proceeding, and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will
be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the
petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A con-
cise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rule and statutes which
enFtitle the petitionerto relief; and (f) a demand for relief.
A petition tht does nt dispute the material facts on which the District's action is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301 Ra. Admin.
Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this notice.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the District a me-
diation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the
District, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule
28-104.404 Ra. Admin. Code. The agreement must be received in the District Of-
fice of the Clerk within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth
above.
273255 CB/CGS 5/15/08

*REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK
SERVICES, ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS RFQ
NUMBER: 2008 -24 OPENING DATE AND TIME: JUNE 17, 2008, AT 2:00 PM. *
Hendry County is in the process of establishing a registry of Construction Managers
interested in providing professional services in connection with miscellaneous
construction projects, each of which is anticipated to cost less than $1,000,000.
Individuals and firms propedry registered in the State of Ronda amre encouraged to
submit their qualifications for consideration. All submittals (see Part VI, Submis-
sion Requirements), received in response to this RFQ will be'reviewed by a
County Ealuation Committee. Those individuals and firms deemed to be property
qualified will be placed on the registry, with an annual contract, for future project
opportunities. In order to be considered for placement on the initial registry, sub-
mittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall
Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E.
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida until 2:00 p.m. on June 17, 2008, at which
time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more
witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and' RFO Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, Florida 33935
(for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or
by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Instructions and RFQ documents
will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac-
curacy or completeness of documents sent via email.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFOQ, or to contract for any
services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as
a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in
the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
HENDRY COUNTY
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
273641 CB/CN 5/15/08

*REQUEST FOR BIDS
REPLACE AND RECERTIFY THREE ELEVATORS,
HENDRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/JAIL
BID NUMBER: 2008-16
OPENING DATE AND TIME: JUNE 17, 2008 at 2:00 PM*
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, to "Replace and Recertify Three Elevators, Hendry County
Sheriff's Office/Jail". In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board
of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry
County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBele, Forida by June
17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be record-
ed in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Ronda (for
pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling
(863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any
services, The Cousny reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as
a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in
the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.,
HENDRY COUNTY
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
273726 CB/CN 5/15/08

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 12th day of February, 2008, in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida is plaintiff and Juan M. Rodrlguez
a/k/a Juan Marcos Rodrlguez a/ik/a Juan Rodriguez is defendant, being Case
number 91-8580CC-23, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry
County, RFlorida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
Juan M. Rodrlguez a/k/a Juan Marcos Rodrlguez a/k/a Juan Rodrdguez, in and
to the following described property, to-wit:
Lot 8, Block A, Seminole Manor, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pages 93, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, together with all the
tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances with every privilege, right, title and
Interest, reversion, remainder and easements thereto belonging or in anywise ap
pertaining. (Tax ID R-3-02-43-34-460-OOOA-008.0) a/k/a 709 Seminole Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440.
And on the 19th day of June 2008, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court
house, LaBele, Florida, at the hour of 11 00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, Juan M. Rodrlguez a/kt/a Juan Mar-
cos Rodrlguez a/I/a Juan Rodriguez, right, title and interest in the aforesaid
property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens,
encumbrances and jud.gments, 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 sat
isfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr
Sheriff
Hendry County, Rorida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
272139 CN 5/8,15,22,29/08


READING A NEWSPAPER...










School briefs


Let us Know What You
Think About How We
Are Doing
SEach year the Moore Haven
'Junior-Senior High School SAC
.(School Advisory Council) con-
"ducts climate surveys to deter-
mine plans for the upcoming
school year. We ask that parents
and community members give us
*feedback via the surveys so that
the school's improvement plan
'for the 2008-2009 school year will
,reflect your needs. The surveys
can be accessed online at http://
'schoolnotes.com/3347 1/sac.
:html. If you have any questions
'about the surveys, please contact


Laura Ahern at 863-946-0811 ext.
109.

Freshman Orientation
There will be a ninth-grade Ori-
entation meeting for all incoming
freshmen and their parents at the
Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High School
Media Center on Tuesday, May
20, at 6 p.m. There will be discus-
sions about high school gradua-
tion requirements, scholarships,
athletics, and other pertinent in-
formation. Refreshments will be
served. Please call Mary Bond,
Guidance Counselor, at 863-946-
0811 for more details.

Foundation hosts


Free online


The Department of Education
recently completed the produc-
tion of two interactive web based
.tutoring programs that we hope
will be helpful to your students
for mastering the Sunshine State
'Standards and providing home-
,work assistance.
: The Florida Learning Network,
.http://www.fllearningnetwork.
corn, provides students home-
work help when they need it.
Whether students are struggling
with subject-related concepts or
,need assistance with weak skill
,areas, tutors are available through
'the convenience of the Inter-
net. Students can connect with
'a tutor from home, after-school
programs, the library-anywhere
there is an Internet connection.
:Florida Learning Network is a
,collection of online resources for
'-students in grades K-12. Tutoring


and guidance in accc
Sunshine State stance
vided for mathemat
reading, and social
cost.
Florida Learnin
provides students w
sources:
*Real-time, onli
through an electronic
provided by traine
whiteboard is a plac
dents and tutors can
ask and answer aca
tions in writing
* Searchable edu
tent designed to assis
work and projects
*Monitored bul
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and teachers
* Links to select
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fundraiser
Moore Haven Scholarship
Foundation members are selling
chances to win $1,000 in cash or
a freezer full of meat. The pro-
ceeds go toward the funds used
to supply graduating seniors with
various scholarships.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for
$20. Drawing to be held on May
16, do not have to be present to
win. Tickets can be purchased
from any scholarship foundation
member, Wayne Aldrich, Paul
Beck, David Chapman, Joe Flint,
Ellen Geake, John Huysman,
Larry Luckey, Don McCardle, Jea-
nette Peeples, and Carl Perry. For
further information, please con-
tact Wayne Aldrich or Jeanette


Peeples at 863-946-2083.

Free VPK
program offered
Enroll now in Glades County
Child Development Center's free
VPK program. The eight-hour
program is offered free of charge
at 1240 Hendrix St.
Call 863-946-1200 for more in-
formation.

Book Swap
Moore Haven Elementary will
be hosting a book swap for our
students in late May. We want
to send our students home for
the summer with books to read.


tutoring program
ordance with The Florida Tutor Network, ians can register at any time. Stu-
dards is pro- http://www.fltutornetwork.com, dents under 13 must have paren-
tics, science, is a similarly designed site with tal permission to participate in the
studies at no the same features and is offered tutoring sessions. Only students
by the Florida Department of Edu- tutoring sessions. Only students
g Network cation to students can participate in the tutoring ses-
ith these re- attending schools in the Pan- sions, but parents can link to their
handle Area Educational Con- student and view saved tutoring
ne tutoring sortium (PAEC), North East sessions.
c whiteboard Florida Educational Consortium We hope that you will find
d tutors; a (NEFEC), and Heartland Educa- these sites useful for your stu-
e where stu- tional Consortium (HEC: Glades, dents. Please let us know about
interactively Hendry, Okeechobee, Highlands, dents. Please let us know about
idemic ques- Desoto, Hardee). your experience on the sites and
Tutoring hours for both pro- if you have any difficulties.
national con- grams are Monday through Ifyou have any questions about
t with home- Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. either of the sites, please contact
Eastern Time and Central Time Laura Ahern at Moore Haven
letin board for K-5 grades and from 5 p.m. to Junior-Senior High School, 863-
ntent provid- 9 p.m. Eastern Time and Central
tors, parents, Time for grades 6-12. Help desk 946-0811; Jim Brickel at Moore
hours are from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Haven Elementary School, 863-
educational Eastern Time for both sites. 946-0737; or Debra Davis at West
Students, parents, and librar- Glades School, 863-675-3490.


Our students will be bringing in
books to swap out for "like new"
ones. We realize that some of our
students will not have books at
home to bring in for the swap,
so we are asking for donations
of children's books to help out. If
you have books at home that are


like new and would like to donate
them to our students, please drop
them off at the front office. Our
students will appreciate your gen-
erosity.
If you have any questions,
please contact the Kristi Hingson
at 863-946-0737.


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Lake '0' wildfire somewhat contained


GLADES COUNTY-The Lake
Okeechobee Wildfire is 50%
'contained. 9,000 to 10,000 acres
,have roughly burned. It is diffi-
,cult to measure the exact acreage
,due to terrain and inaccessibility.
-The wildfire is 10 and 1/2 miles
'in length varies in width up to 2
miles wide: The wind is pushing
the wildfire into the interior of
the lake where water levels are
higher. The higher water levels
in the interior are decreasing the
forward spread. The area that
burned during last year's "Moon-
shine Bay" wildfire on the lake is
also a contributing factor to the
,reduction of spread.:
SThe low intensity, muck fires
,will be an issue until the lake re-
ceives a significant amount of
,rain. Below the surface is an or-
:ganic soil rich in carbon-based
compounds from dead plants
mand other organisms, which can
transfer enough underground
heat through the ground layers to
*spark fires several yards from the
,original fire. These underground
'fires can top 500 degrees, smol-
,der as deep as the water table and
,ordinarily burn for weeks and can
:rekindle long after residents think
%the threat is gone.


Firefighting crews are still pa-
trolling the lake to make sure the
fire is contained within the lake
bed. The crews are extinguishing
spots that cross the canal; they
are re-directing the fires from the
Melaleuca stands. (Melaleuca is
an invasive exotic tree that causes
long range spotting.) Fighting
muck fires is extremely danger-
ous because the muck can cook
and kill roots, causing trees to
topple. After their leaves dry out,
they kindle more brush and the
downed, trees themselves. Walk-
ing on top of the surface is risky
and firefighters can fall into the
scorching muck.
The cause of these two wild-
fires is arson. The Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry is asking anyone
who knows about any informa-
tion pertaining to these fires or
sees anyone acting suspiciously
before, during or after a fire has
started, please call the toll free
Arson Alert Hotline 1-800-342-
5869.You may be eligible for up
to a $5,000 reward for informa-
tion leading to the conviction of a
woods arsonist.
Agencies involved: Florida Di-
vision of Forestry, Glades County
Fire/Rescue, South FL Water Man-


INI/Nena Bolan
A fire fueled by miles of dried muck around Lake Okeecho-
bee continues a slow burn during a continued drought in
the heartland of Florida. The photo was taken on the Ma-
mie Langdale Bridge along U.S. 27 in Moore Haven, Glades
County.


agement District, US Army Corps
of Engineers, Clewiston Fire Res-
cue.
Even though our Drought In-
dex is slightly above average, the
very low relative humidity and
high vyinds are causing all sparks
to become wildfires. Please use
caution when using anything that
could start a spark. The surface
vegetation can easily ignite. For


drought information go to: http://
flame.fl-dof.com/fireweather/
KBDI/archive/kbdi-report.html
Anyone needing additional in-
formation may contact the local
Division of Forestry at 772-260-
0053 (St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin, Okeechobee Counties) 863-
655-6407 (Highlands and Glades
Counties).


iRoses - 'The Queen of Flowers'


:By Dan Culbert,
"A Rose is a rose is a rose" are
familiar words penned by Ger-
,trude Stein almost a century ago.
And the Rose itself is even better
,known to gardeners all over the
,world. With Mother's Day on the
'calendar, these flowers should
Inow be found in almost every
'home. Many will be enjoyed in
'vases as cut flowers, but fortunate
Mothers will enjoy the beauty and
fragrance of fresh Roses form the
Florida Yard.
Roses are not the easiest flow-
ering shrub to grow in our climate.
'But with a little bit of knowledge
,about what they need, every Flor-
lida Yard can be coming up roses.
,Today's column is a summary
'of information I presented at
-last week's EPCOT International
[Flower Show in Orlando, and is
'the subject of this week's garden-
ing column. Through time, this
"Queen of Flowers" has become
'the flower for all. Bob Black tells
.us in his on-line article, the His-
tory of Roses, that they are native
,to all areas of the globe except
South America and the tropics.
Much folklore, history and tradi-
tion have been attributed to roses
:- from the Hanging Gardens of
!Babylon, to Greek and Roman
mythology, and they. even were
part of an English Civil war in the
Middle Ages.
,* Here in Florida, Roses grow
�and bloom year-round. They can
-be mixed into plant beds, grown
"as single specimen plants in con-
tainers, or placed in a garden that


is devoted only to roses.
Different kinds of garden roses
can be either low- or high-main-
tenance. Low- maintenance roses
thrive with minimal care includes
the "old garden roses" and newer
shrub roses such as the "Knock-
out�" series. These easy-to-grow
types produce more open and in-
formal blooms.
The "florist type" flowers in-
clude the hybrid tea, grandiflora,
floribunda, and polyantha roses.
These modern roses require high-
er maintenance and for success -
they will need regular grooming,
fertilizing, watering, and attention
to pests.
University of Florida Horticul-
turalists generally agree that suc-
cess with roses in the Sunshine
State will improve if you consider
the plant from the bottom up.
While many old garden roses and
dwarf cultivars can perform well
on their own roots, even these
types will do better when grafted.
However, if choosing Hybrid
roses, it is worth it to look for those
grafted on 'Fortuniana' rootstock
(Rosa fortuniana, 'Double White
Cherokee'). They will grow larger,
be more vigorous, produce more
flowers, and live much longer
than plants grown on any other
rootstock. 'Dr. Huey' rootstock is
a distant second-best rootstock
choice. Those grafted on 'Multi-
flora' (Rosa multiflora) rootstock
are shorter-lived and less satisfac-
tory under Florida conditions.
Beyond the choices of main-
tenance and rootstock, selecting


roses depends on personal prefer-
ences; there are countless choic-
es of flower color, fragrance and
plant form available. Serious gar-
deners often are exposed to many
catalogs and advertisements for
the latest in rose cultivars.
The right place for roses
Success with roses also means
picking the right place. Don't jam
them in next to the shady side of
the house and expect success.
Garden Roses need full sun to do
their best; at least 6 hours of di-
rect sunlight are required. Given
a choice of morning or afternoon
sun, choose the AM spot. This will
dry off the leaves from evening
humidity and reduce diseases
problems. Good air movement is
also a good idea.
Soil needs to be well drained
and have good water holding ca-
pacity. That means lots of organic
matter will be a plus. Raised beds
may make a good rose garden.
Since fertilizers are most readily
available in slightly acid soil (pH
5.5 to 6.5), lots of organic mate-
rial (again) is your best bet for
Florida rose gardens.
Local nurseries have roses
grown in containers for year-
round sale and planting. Since
roses in Florida will grow larger
and need lots of space, place
them with lots of room to grow.
The distances needed may be one
foot apart for small cultivars or as
much as 8 feet for larger vigorous
roses.
After planning, water them
well, mulch and add staking or


support. Micro-irrigation systems
(drip tubing or micro-sprayers)
are ideal since the leaves stay
dry. Select a rose fertilizer with
micronutrients and controlled-
release nitrogen. Rose growers
usually fertilize their plants once
a month. Use one cup of fertilizer
per plant per application or half
cup bi-monthly.
Grooming roses will result in
more blooms. A heavy pruning of
hybrid teas bWfore spring growth
resumes is suggested. During the
growing season, selectively trim
the plants to remove dead or dis-
eased stems. Dead-head (remove
faded flowers) after each flush of
bloom to improve appearance
and prevent the fruit develop-
ment (i.e., rose hips). This will
direct the plant's energy into new
growth and blooms. Flowers can
be expected eight to nine weeks
after pruning back the plants.
Pesky rose problems
* Got weeds? You will be better
off to increase the mulch and use
hand weeding rather than using
herbicides.
* Got bugs? There are many,
many insects and related spider
mites that will take your roses to
lunch, so stay on top of them with
regular scouting and the early ap-
plication of appropriate insecti-
cides. Again, call our office for
specifics.
For additional information,
visit the Solutions For Your Life
website: http://solutionsforyour-
life.ufl.edu.


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after using Thera-GCiLk on his sore back. Tow W.
took only two breaks, while pedaling a small bike
nine hours in white pumps, all for charity. When
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CITY OF CLEWISTON ELECTION
ELECCIONES DELA CIUIDAD DE CLEWISTON
City of Clewiston has changed their Election procedures for the
2008 elections the three City Commission seats up for election
this year will qualify with the Supervisor of Elections office at
the Clewiston Town Center, 931 W Sugarland Hwy or the
LaBelle office at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., Courthouse Complex.
The deadline to qualify by petition method is Noon, May 19th
in lieu of paying the qualifying fee or you may qualify by paying
the qualifying fee of $45.00 between Noon, June 16th and
Noon, June 20th. If more that 6 candidates qualify there will be
a Primary Election held August 26th and the General Election
on November 4th.
The Books will close for Voter Registration 5:00 pm on July 28th
for the Primary and on October 6th for the General Election.
Please contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 863-983-
1592 or 863-902-3393 if you are a voter needing assistance to
vote i.e. blind, loss of limb, illiterate or unable to go to the polls.
La cuidad de Clewiston ha cambiado sus precedimientos delays
elecciones del 2008. Los tres asientos dela Comision dela
Ciuidad para este ano tienen que califacar con la oficina dela
Supervisors de Elecciones in Clewiston Town Center, 931 W
Sugarland Hwy. o en LaBelle en 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
Courthouse Complex.
El plazo para calificar por metodo dela peticion es Mayo 19 alas
12 de mediodia, en lugar de pagar el honorario o el calificativo
puede calificar pagando el honrorario de $45.00 en medio de
mediodia,Junio 16 y mediodia Junio 20. Si mas de seis (6) can-
didatos califican abra una election Primaria en Agoso 26 y la
Eleccion General en Noviembre 4.
Los libros se sierran para registration de votantes alas 5:00 en
Julio 28 para la Primaria y en Octubre 6 para la Eleccion
General.
Por favor contact la ofician del Supervisors de Elecciones en
863-983-1592 o 863-902-3393 si usted nesecita asistencia para
votar o si esta siego, o tiene cualquier problema fisica, o no
puede Ilir alas urnas.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida


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Glades Day's softball team falls in title quest


INI/Naji Tobias
The Glades Day Gators softball team, coached by Sherri Paez, made it to the Class 2A state
Final Four tournament in Plant City on May 7 - this came as a result of winning the Class 2A
regional championship on April 29. The state team consisted of Kaitlyn Barningham, Kailey
Boss, Alana Byrd, Cassidy Carter, Jordan Hawkins, Alli Jimenez, Brianna Lohmann, Alex
Lynn, Amber Martyn, Brittany McDaniel, Jennifer Onega, Zoe Perry, Chelsea Powell, Phlysica
Powell, Samantha Sgroi, Melinda Soriano, Alyssa Sullivan and Chelsie Underwood.


Gators lose in Class
2A state semifinals to
Wewahitchka, 1-0

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
BELLE GLADE - Reaching the
Class 2A state Final Four in soft-
ball is no easy feat, especially
when there are a slew of teams
throughout Florida in the classi-
fication.
But this year, the Glades Day
Gators did just that, fulfilling its ul-
timate goal for the season - well,
almost.
Though the Gators softball
team made it to the state tour-
nament, they would lose to the
eventual Class 2A state champion,
Wewahitchka, in a heartbreaking
1-0 loss on May 7. The state tour-
nament was played at Plant City
Stadium in Plant City.
With two outs in the bottom
of the fifth inning, Glades Day's
defense made an error on a er-
rant throw from the catcher to the
shortstop as Rebecca Barnes, of
the Wewahitchka team, scored
the game's only run.


Other than that, the pitching
and defense basically put the Ga-
tors in a position to reach the Class
2A state championship game. But
in the end, it would come down
to a seventh-inning scoring drive
that ended with a game-ending
strikeout. Glades Day was in po-
sition to win after having runners
on second and third base, but the
opposing pitcher, Samantha Rich,
struck out the final two batters to
end the game.
"I knew it would come down
to who would make an error,"
Paez said. "Our offense shut
down and our defense held their
own, so when our shortstop mis-
handled the ball late in the game,
I figured it would be tough for us
to come back from that."
Rich struck out 18 Gators,
while allowing just two hits in the
tightly contested state semifinal
game.
Kailey Boss, a junior pitcher
who finished the season with
a 13-7 record with an earned
run average (ERA) of 1.16, was
equally impressive, allowing just
four hits to the opposing team.
It's worth noting that if not for
the error, then Boss might have
emerged the winning pitcher in


the contest.
"Kailey pitched an awesome
game," Paez said. "She did a great
job holding down a team that led
the state in home runs this year."
Boss, who helped lead the
team to an overall record of 21-9,
was proud of the team's efforts
in the game and throughout the
season.
"Everyone worked together as
a team, so going on the mound, I
knew I had the backup I needed
to take us to state," Boss said.
"Hopefully, we get to the state fi-
nal an win it all next year."
Glades Day, who was this
year's Class 2A-District 2A-13
runner-up and Class 2A-Region 2
regional champion, knows what
it takes to become state champi-
ons - the Gators achieved that feat
ih 2004.
What helped the Gators make
the amazing run to the Class 2A
state Final Four was taking each
game one at a time, preparing in
a variety of ways.
"I made the mistake of one
year overlooking a team and did
not give them the respect they
deserved and it cost my team,"
Paez said. "Now when we play
games, we focus in on that team


and that team only. If we need to
slow down our batting or work
on a different defense for that par-
ticular team, then that is what we
do."
Also contributing to the suc-
cess of the program is that Glades
Day has a strong junior varsity
team, allowing the athletes to
train for the sport before playing
on the varsity level.
As opposed to the Paho-
kee and Glades Central softball
teams, whose players generally
don't have the luxury to play the
sport year-round, Glades Day
has that ability. Helping mat-
ters is that some of Glades Day's
players are from Wellington and
Loxahatchee, two areas that are
known for having a city league
softball program throughout the
year.
"Out of our 13 players on var-
sity, seven of them play travel or
summer ball," Paez said. "Since
most cities have some type of city
league softball program, I can't
really say that any of my players
have never picked up a softball."
Playing with much bigger
schools helped out in Glades
Day's run to the state tourna-
ment. The Gators played a total of
14 regular-season games against
teams with a higher classification,
including Clewiston, Royal Palm
Beach and Okeechobee - the Ga-
tors defeated all three teams in
their contests this year.
"As a coaching staff, we al-
ways look for ways to challenge
the players," Paez said. "The best
way to do this is to go out and find
the best competition out there."
It has worked marvelously for
Glades Day, posting an 8-0 record
in district play during the regular
season. Also, after losing to Amer-
ican Heritage-Delray Beach in the
district championship, the Gators
avenged the loss with a 10-0 win
in the regional semifinals.
In the end, the girls showed
that they were deserving of reach-
ing their goal this year.
"I think all our coaches pre-
pared us as well as they could
for the state game," sad Amber
Martyn, a senior. "We played big-
ger schools and practiced longer
that anyone else. With those two
things, it helped is jell as a team


and allowed us to go a far as we
went."


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Athletes of the Year
Towards the conclusion of the Clewiston Athletic Awards
Banquet, held on May 6 at the John Boy Auditorium, Mary
Hegley and Nick Raiola picked up the night's biggest prize
as they were named the Female and Male Athletes of the
Year.


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INI/Naji Tobias

Top ballers
From the Clewiston Tigers boys basketball team, sopho-
more Hurley Johnson emerged as the team's MVP and
Defensive Player of the Year, while junior John Williams
won an award for Rebounding MVP at the May 6 Clewiston
Athletic Awards Banquet.


INI/Naji Tobias

Baseball and Soccer MVP
Isandro Marquez was the only person who was chosen the
Most Valuable Player in two sports at the Clewiston Ath-
letic Awards Banquet, held on May 6. He won for baseball
and soccer, arguably his two best sports in that order.


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Wrestling to the top
Clewiston Tigers juniors wrestlers Damarian Allen (right)
and Joey Cordova (left) were named co-MVPs of the wres-
tling team at the May 6 Winter/Spring Athletic Awards Ban-
quet. Both were Class 1A state qualifiers this year, with
Damarian competing in the 160 Ib. weight class and Joey
competing in the 140 Ib. weight class.



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School Happenings


FGCU visits Edison
On Monday, May 12, Mrs. Starr
Mayerson will be visiting the Hen-
dry and Glades campus between
the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. Mrs.
Mayerson, an advisor and recruit-
er at Florida Gulf Coast University,
will be answering questions and
providing information to anyone
interested in attending or transfer-
ring to FGCU in the near future.
For more - information call the
Edison office at 863-674-0408.


Clewiston Christian
School Upcoming
Events
*May 17 - Dinner Auction Cel-
ebration with Judge Roy Moore
*May 21-24 - 5th 6th & 7th
Grade Field Trip to Washington
D.C.
* May 22 - Little Lion's Pre-
school Program


*May 28 - Kindergarten Gradu-
ation
* May 30 - Last Day of School

SAC Meeting
Clewiston Middle School will
hold a meeting of the School Ad-
visory Council on Monday, May
12, in the Conference Room in
the Administration Building. All
interested are invited and encour-
aged -to attend. This committee
meets monthly and is involved in
School Improvement. Please call
863-983-1530 for more informa-
tion.
La prOxima reunion del Con-
sejo Escolar sera el Lunes 12 de
Mayo a las 5:15 p.m. en el Sal6n
de Conferencias del Edificio de
la DirecciOn. Todos interesados
son bienvenidQs para asistir.

CCS Dinner Auction
The dinner will be held on
May 17, at John Boy Auditorium


at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be
Former Chief Justice Judge Roy
Moore. We will be serving a full
course meal with a Live & Silent
Auction. This is our largest fund-
raiser to provide scholarships for
qualifying students. Tickets are
on sale now. For more informa-
tion please contact the school at
863-983-5388.

New Fundraiser
PTO has a new fundraiser,
Recycle for Education! You have
received flyers in your mailboxes
today to send home. Please en-
courage your students to collect
phones and empty inkjet and
toner cartridges. A collection
box has been placed in the front
office. Unfortunately we have
started this fundraiser a bit late in
the school year, but hope to get
this really going next school-year
and plan to have a contest for the
class that collects the most.
This is a easy fund raising


program (like Boxtops). It's easy
because there is absolutely no in-
vestment. To raise funds through
this program we just collect empty
printer Inkjet and Toner cartridges
and used cell phones. They pay
us cash for all listed cartridges
and cell phones we collect. They
have sent us collection boxes and
shipping supplies free. So there
are no costs. They accept most
printer ink and toner cartridges,
Laser fax cartridges and desktop
copier cartridges ' including the
Canon PC line of copiers. You can
look up exactly which are accept-
ed on the web site: http://www.
recycle4charity.com.
Every year over 400 million cell
phones, inkjet and toner cartridg-
es are thrown away, lets recycle
and earn'money for Westside.

Central Elementary
School News
Our upcoming schedule:


Clewiston High School students of the month


* Wednesday, May 7 - Progress
Reports
* Monday, May 26 - No School
- Memorial Day
* Wednesday, May 28 - 4th
and 5th Grade Recorder, Drum
Program at 9 a.m.
* Friday, May 30 - Pre-K Gradu-
ation and Kindergarten Water


* Monday, June 2 - Kindergar-
ten Graduation
* Thursday, June 5 - End of 4th
9-weeks - Report Cards, Last Day
for Students !
* Friday, June 6 - Last Day for
Teachers and Staff


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CHS Students of the Month are
students who work hard, put forth
great effort in all that they do, are
honest, reliable and dependable.
Great job to Allen Gaines - 12th
grade and Carolina Tellez - 11th


grade.
Allen and Carolina also set a
good example for the rest of the
student body.
Our Athletes of the Month for
April 2008 are Nicholas Raiola -


12th grade and Brittany Basquin
- 9th grade. These hardworking
athletes always try their best and
always put forth extra effort ' in
both practices and events.
Nicholas and Brittany are defi-


nitely team leaders who are also
honest, reliable and dependable.
Congratulations to these athletes.


Carolina Tellez


Submitted photo


Allen Gaines


submitted photo


Brittany Basquin


Submitted photo
Nicholas Raiola


Lunch Menu


Hendry County District
Schools
Lunch menu for the week of
May 15-22

Clewiston area school

Primary grades
Thursday, May 15: Sliced
ham, scalloped, potatoes, broc-
coli, pineapple, biscuit


Friday, May 16: Manager's
choice
Monday, May 19: Pizza Fi-
esta, corn, diced pears
Tuesday, May 20: Breaded
chicken, blackeyed peas, rice,
biscuit, apple crisp
Wednesday, May 21: Hot
turkey ham and cheese, baked
nacho cheese and chip, pickle
slice, banana split slush
Thursday, May 22: Chicken


sticks, baked beans, diced peach-
es, lime jello
Secondary grades
Thursday, May 15: Chicken
sandwich, potato . tots baked,
pineapple, sugar cookie;
S'Friday, May 16: Manager's
choice
Monday, May 19: Chicken
.nuggets, yellow rice, peas and
carrots, roll


Tuesday, May 20: Italian
dunkers, tossed salad, corn, max
stix Gilard
Wednesday, May 21: Bar-
beque pork sandwich, baked
beans, cole slaw with dressing,
blueberry slush
Thursday, May 22: Turkey
sandwich, baked nacho cheese
chips, celery sticks, carrot sticks,
ranch dressing.


Westside Elementary Speech Contest 2008


The 4-H/Tropicana Speech
Contest is an annual public speak-
ing contest for fourth and fifth
graders. Each fourth and fifth
grade, classroom was represented
by the top three speakers, which
competed last Friday. The top
three winners of that contest will
compete against all fourth and
fifth graders who attend a Hendry
County Elementary Schools at
LaBelle High School on May 15 at
6:30 p.m.
The winners for Westside are
as follows: Best presentation on
a serious topic: Kealey Brown-


ing - "The Day My Mom Got
Shot." Most Humerous: Micah
Murphy - "Do You Have A Bratty
Little Sister?", Most Educational:
Sinead McManus - "Burgled by
Baboons." Honorable Mention:
Melanie Allen - "Busy Me." Com-
petition Alternate: Angel Lopez -
"The Carjacked Car That Wasn't
Really Carjacked." Third Place:
David Lara - "My Psycho... Maid of
a Mom." Second Place: Carolina
Garcia - "I Enjoy Being A Girl...
Sometimes." First Place: Alyssa
Penton - "Falling Stars and An-
gels"


SuDmitted pnoto
Pictured from left to right are Westside Elementary's Tropi-
cana Speech winners: Melanie Allen, Sinead McManus, Al-
yssa Penton, Carolina Garcia, David Lara, Angel Lopez and
Micah Murphy.


Submitted photo


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Man Pedals Nine Hours For Charity

Wearing White Pumps
BEXAR COUNTY- According to local officials.
after using Thera-Gesic* on his sore back, Tow W.
took only two breaks, while pedaling a small bike
nine hours in white pumps, all for charity. When
asked what charity, he painlessly replied: "None of
yourr dang business!"
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CITY OF CLEWISTON ELECTION
ELECCIONES DEIA CIUIDAD DE CLEWISTON
City of Clewiston has changed their Election procedures for the
2008 elections the three City Commission seats up for election
this year will qualify with the Supervisor of Elections office at
the Clewistori Town Center, 931 W Sugarland Hwy or the
LaBelle office at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., Courthouse Complex.
The deadline to qualify by petition method is Noon, May 19th
in lieu of paying the qualifying fee or you may qualify by'paying
the qualifying fee of $45.00 between Noon, June 16th and
Noon, June 20th. If more that 6 candidates qualify there will be
a Primary Election held August 26th and the General Election
on November 4th.
The Books will close for Voter Registration 5:00 pm on July 28th
for the Primary and on October 6th for the General Election.
Please contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 863-983-
1592 or 863-902-3393 if you are a voter needing assistance to
vote i.e. blind, loss of limb, illiterate or unable to go to the polls.
La cuidad de Clewiston ha cambiado sus precedimientos delas
elecciones del 2008. Los tres asientos dela Comision dela
Ciuidad para este ano tienen que califacar con la oficina dela
Supervisors de Elecciones in Clewiston Town Center, 931 W
Sugarland Hwy. o en LaBelle en 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
Courthouse Complex.
El plazo para calificar por metodo dela peticion es Mayo 19 alas
12 de mediodia, en lugar de pagar el honorario o el calificativo
puede calificar pagando el honrorario de $45.00 en medio de
mediodia, Junio 16 y mediodia Junio 20. Si mas de seis (6) can-
didatos califican abra una election Primaria en Agoso 26 y la
Eleccion General en Noviembre 4.
Los libros se sierran para registration de votantes alas 5:00 en
Julio 28 para la Primaria y en Octubre 6 para la Eleccion
General.
Por favor contact la ofician del Supervisors de Elecciones en
863-983-1592 o 863-902-3393 si usted nesecita asistencia para
votar o si esta siego, o tiene cualquier problema fisica, o no
puede llir alas urnas.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida


Submitted photo
Congratulations
Sheriff Ronnie Lee and the Hendry County Sheriff's De-
partment, along with the fifth grade teachers, congratu-
late the fifth graders at Central Elementary on their recent
D.A.R.E. Graduation.


Eastside Elementary
Mr. John Veitch and his wife came from The Army Corp. of
Engineers out of Ft. Myers to teach Eastside students the
importance of water safety.


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Book Fair
Eastside Elementary held Dad's Day at Eastside's Scho-
lastic Book Fair last week.


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Jakes
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Muzzleloaders, Hunting Simula-
tor scores, Bank Fishing, and GPS
Orientation.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Con-
servation Commission - Division
of Law Enforcement, including
Canine and Aviation units, Habi-
tat & Species Division, Division of
Fisheries, FDACS Division of For-
estry, and Seminole Tribe Fire De-
partment Wildland Division also
attended providing information
on their roles and responsibilities
to the community. Each agency
demonstrated some of their tech-
niques and equipment. A favorite
was the Canine demonstration,


Safety
Continued From Page 1

child passengers, even though
there has been an effort to edu-
cate local parents and guardians.
Officials from community agen-
cies and the traffic team have
been to child care facilities and
talked with adult drivers as they
drop off their children. Sergeant


and techniques used to put out a
real fire.
Archbold Biological Station
brought some of their slithery
friends, and introduced them to
the kids. Some of the kids were
even brave enough to handle, and
let them hang over their shoul-
ders, but not many of the adults.
Ft. Center was the staging area
for GPS orientation, and wild-
life photography. We're happy
to say that all the kids with the
GPS group found their way back.
Wildlife photography, utilized
skills of viewing wildlife, through
a spotting scope, binoculars, and
capturing the perfect picture with
a point and shoot, and digital SLR
camera.
The hunting simulator scored
on hunting ethics, they got points


Donald Watts, GCSO resource of-
ficer, and Sergeant Kim Hill, GCSO
representative and CTST vice
chair, mentioned that warnings
have been given out. The next
step may be to issue citations to
drivers that do not buckle up chil-
dren, or put them in car seats and
booster seats.
"No one can say that they did
not know," Sergeant Hill said.
Angelica Pena, CTST chair-


for a clean shot, and were de-
ducted points for taking a bad
shot. The Fishing simulator had
the kids on the bow of a bass boat
where all the action happened.
They were surprised when an 8
pound bass hit their line, and the
fight was on.
The younger group went fish-
ing along the creek bank, and to
their delight the fish were plenti-
ful. We even had a child catch
five fish, which also resulted in
the largest and smallest fish being
caught.
Throughout the day you could
hear a bell ringing in the distance,
as the kids scaled the rock wall.
At the end of the day prizes
were awarded to all attend-
ing youth. All the sponsors and
volunteers, and attendees were


man, reported that 20 car seats
were requested by local residents,
and they will be installed soon.
If anyone needs a car seat they
should contact Bianca Ross at the
Hendry/Glades Health Depart-
ment in LaBelle at 863-674-4041,
so more may be ordered.
Scott Bass, GCSD, commented
that the school district and road
department. have gotten positive
feedback on the attention and


thanked for their role in making
this a fun, and memorable day.
Thanks to the many Spon-
sors & Volunteers, who helped in
making this a memorable event;
4-H Sharp Shooters, of Okeecho-
bee, Archbold Biological Station,
Ahern's BP Shop & Service Cen-
ter, B&B U-Save Grocery Store,
Beall's Outlet Stores, Beck's Store,
Burke Construction Inc., Chap-
py's Country Store, Country Side
Cafe, CVS Pharmacy, Elliot Opti-
cal Inc., Embroidery Gone Wild,
Everglades Farm Equipment Inc.,
Everglades Seasoning, First Bank
of Indiantown, Florida Alert Re-
sponse Team, Flowers Bakery,
Gator Hammock, Heartland Na-
tional Bank, J&J Snacks, Joey's
Pizza, Bob Joyner, Lake Placid
Jaycees Inc., Lyon's Printing &


work given to the Crescent Acres
school bus stops in Muse.
Sergeant Hill brought up the
subject of the intersection at U.S
27 and S.R. 78 near two correc-
tions facilities on the west end of
Moore Haven. A request for a traf-
fic light study has been suggested;
and the speed limit in the area of
the two facilities may be reduced
from 60 mph to 45 mph, after re-
sults of observations are studied.


Office Supplies, Mobile Climbing
Adventures, NAPA, Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce,
Outdoor Equipment Co., Publix
Super Markets, Ridgdill & Sons,
Roland Martin Marina, Sargent's
Towing Inc., Seminole Brighton
Council, Subway, Sweetbay Su-
per Markets, T's 2 Please, Tractor
Supply Co., W&W Lumber Co.,
Walgreen's Drug Store, Wal*Mart,
Wilson Miller Inc., Winn-Dixie,
Glades County Sheriff Office,
Glades County Road Dept., Glades
County School Board, Seminole
Tribe Fire Department Wildland
Division, Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission, Divi-
sions of: Law Enforcement, in-
cluding Canine and Aviation Units,
Habitat & Species, Fisheries, Wild-
life Foundation of Florida, FDACS


The Road Survey Assessment
class with Mr. Kant, DOT road en-
gineer, will b6' held at the public
library in Moore Haven May 21,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. This is an
all day class. The afternoon will
be spent at a field exercise.
The traffic team reminded rmo-
torists going through the Muse
area that the Bee Branch Bridge
will be closed starting June 4 until
school resumes in the late sum-


mer.
Two traffic deaths in\ ohing a
heavy semi-truck occurred April
22 on S.R. 29 in Glades County
near LaBelle. The truck ,driver
tried to pass slower traffic and
crashed head-on into a fout door
Hsundai The car driver and pas-
senger were killed. Officials say
that alcohol was not a factor..
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


11 The EMS attendant will know The emergency card helps Adult children may pick them When the packets are picked up, the Glades County Sheriff's Office
W allet about medications, medical con- identify the patient if they are un- up for their parents. medical information is kept on file
editions, allergies, insurance, living conscious, injured or have mem- The File of Life may give some- for the EMS attendant to double- at 863-946-1600.
Continued From Page 1 wills and emergency contacts if ory problems., one a better sense of security, check when they find your card Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
the patient keeps that card in a There are 1,000 of them and A GCSO representative' will during an emergency call.
use this if they are alone, or have wallet and the packet is on the more can be ordered when nec- take this information to the lo- The files are free., reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com
no local family members. refrigerator, essary. cal community associations, too. Contact Summer Odom with


Grant
Continued From Page 1

tion and administration of grant
funds from Florida Fish and Wild-


life Conservation Commission
(FWC) was approved in order to
repair the boat ramp at the Moore
Haven Marina.
The ramp off of First Street
was greatly damaged by Hurri-


cane Wilma in 2005.
A second resolution was ap-
proved for seeking grant funds
from FWC in order to remove the
damaged boat docks at the city
marina on First Street.


They will be replaced by 200
linear feet of transient floating
docks, upgraded utility services
and public rest rooms.
A first draft of the proposed
pre-construction/post-construc-


tion permit is being studied by
city council members and Steve
Ramunni, city attorney.
Tentatively, a residential/com-
mercial contractor may have to
let the city's public works de-


apartment review the drainage,
demucking and landscaping that
has been done prior to building.
The drafting and approval of
the document is not yet final.
Vice mayor, Dave 'McGee,


Stop for barbecue
INI/Nena Bolan
Saturday was a beautiful day for a barbeque lunch in
Moore Haven, Glades County.


New carbon market opportunities for Florida agriculture


GAINESVILLE-Some Florida
farmers, ranchers and private for-
est owners may be able to capi-
talize on a new partnership be-
tween the state's largest general
agricultural organization and the
nation's leading supplier of car-
bon credit aggregation services to
agriculture.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration and AgraGate -Climate
Credits Corp. have agreed to part-
ner in providing carbon credits
services to farmers, ranchers and
private forest owners. Those inter-
ested in learning more can attend
one of three meetings being held
this month in north Florida .
Producers with continuously
no-tilled fields and newly estab-


lished grasslands, managed re-
forestation or new plantings on
forested land, and on-farm meth-
ane digesters can earn credits
based on the amount of carbon
sequestered by their agricultural
practices. Producers can then sell
these carbon credits, also called
offsets, to utilities, manufacturing
companies and others who want
to offset their carbon emissions.
As a contract facilitator, the
Florida . Farm Bureau will as-
sist landowners. in registering
eligible properties and practices
for carbon credits. AgraGate, a
subsidiary of the Iowa Farm Bu-
reau, collects credits from indi-
vidual farmers and ranchers and
combines the credits into sizable


pools. The carbon credits are sold
on the Chicago Climate Exchange
(CCX), with the proceeds returned
to the agricultural producers.
"We're pleased that the Flor-
ida Farm Bureau Federation has
agreed to work with us as we ag-
gregate carbon credits from farm-
ers and ranchers in the state,"
said Dave Krog, chief executive
of AgraGate. "The market for car-
bon credits offers farmers, ranch-
ers and private forest owners a
brand new revenue opportunity.
It's important to partner with
people who have significant ex-
perience in the state so they can
help explain both the opportuni-
ties and the risks involved in the
program."


The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration and AgraGate are holding
a series of educational seminars
describing how landowners with
qualified projects can sign up
their carbon credits. These meet-
ings are open to any farm opera-
tor or landowner who is inter-
ested in learning more about this
new market.
"We are always looking for
new ways to help keep Florida 's
agricultural producers profitable.
Giving them access to a volun-
tary market that will compen-
sate them for their environmen-
tally friendly practices is clearly
a good thing, and it's something
we are proud to be promoting,"
said John L. Hoblick, president of


Florida Farm Bureau Federation.
"There will continue to be op-
portunities for Florida agriculture
to produce alternative energy and
provide additional environmen-
tal benefits. We look forward to
working with AgraGate, the CCX
and the University of Florida-IFAS
to identify other innovative proj-
ects for Florida's agricultural pro-
ducers."
The meeting dates, times and
locations include:
Gainesville: Monday, May 19,
at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Farm
Bureau Building, 5700 S.W 34th
Street Gainesville, Florida.
Green Cove Springs: Tuesday,
May 20, at 10 a.m. at the Clay
County Extension Office, 2463


State Road 16 West Green Cove
Springs.
Live Oak: Tuesday, May 20, at
6:30 p.m. at the Suwannee Coun-
ty Farm Bureau Office, 407 Dowl-
ing Ave SE Live Oak.
For more information on the
educational seminars please call
Florida Farm Bureau at 352-374-
1544.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gen-
eral agricultural association with
approximately 140,00b member-
families statewide., Headquar-
tered in Gainesville, .the Federa-
tion is an independent, non-profit
agricultural organization and is
not associated with any arm of
the government.


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Doug Bronson, left, and Darrin Williams celebrate their
birthdays. The photo was taken at the picnic tables along
Riverside Drive in Moore Haven by the Caloosahatchee
River.


Stop for peanuts
INI/Nena Bolan
Curtis Bean enjoys meeting people when they stop to
buy boiled peanuts along U.S. 27 in Moore Haven, Glades
County.


Division of Forestry, National WIld
Turkey Federation local chapters;
Big Cypress Longbeards, Fisheat-
ing Creek Osceola's, Lakeportl
Gulf Coast Gobblers, LaBelle,and
Okeechobee chapter, Bass Pro
Shop, Bell & Carlson, Campmor,
Cobra Electronics, Coleman the
Outdoor Co., Duck Commander
Inc.,. Garmin, Haydel's Game
Calls Inc., Nat'onal Rifle Associa-
tion, Ocean Potion, Shakespeate,
Stearns Inc., Taurus Firearms,
Tru-Turn Hooks.
We look forward to planning
next years event and hope all who
participated this year will return
again. If you would like to be, in-
vited to next years event, contact
863-946-1194 to be added to the
registration mailing list.


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