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At a Glance

Women's mini
conference
Fulfilling your destiny Feb.
11, at Turning Point Church of
God, 207 Pine Lane, Clewiston.
Registration at 9:30 a.m., serv-
ice at 10 a.m. Lunch and service
1 p.m. Speaker Vikki Simmons,
"Why was I born?"

Valentine's Day
teen dance
Project Success mentoring
program is sponsoring its annu-
al Valentine's Day teen dance at
Clewiston Middle School Feb.
11 from 9-12 p.m. Admission is
$5 per student. Valentine pho-
tos available for per $10 pack-
age. Prizes will be awarded for
best dressed.

Meet the artists
Come meet your favorite
local artist on Feb. 11 at the
Glades County Public Library!
Visitors will have an opportu-
nity to meet seven local artists
at the event, featuring Sue
Corbin, Diane Strickland, Deb-
bie Conley, Arwana Schoe-
mer, Sandy Lundy, Dolores
Duncan and Tony Regn. Come
see the artists at the library at
201 Riverside Dr. S.W. Moore
Haven. The event is sponsored
by the Glades County Library
Advisory Board. For more
information, please call the
library at (863) 946-0744.

Valentine's Ball
Tickets are on sale for the
Valentine's Ball scheduled for
Saturday, Feb. 11 at John Boy
Auditorium. The event is spon-
S scored by theCl'- ikton Li;,:n
lub and all p,'icceds ,iil betn-
ell the Dan McCa-th\ Memoijal
Scholarship Fund Dress will be
semi-Iormal and dance rnusic
will be provided b\ the Juke
Box Band from 8 p.m. until
midnight. Tickets are $37 50
and you can call 983-7542 for
additional information.

ACS relay for life
The American Cancer
Society is gearing up for this
year's Relay For Life, which is
going to be held the weekend
ofFeb 17-18 Community
Sponsorships are being
accepted at this time for the
annual event, which will be
held at the Hendry County
Fairgrounds. ACS is seeking
donations for this \eai's
Relay, arid is also still looking
-for more teams to participate
in the event. Teams have to
consist of at least ten mem-
bers, each, responsible for
raising $100 for fundraising
for cancer research and treat-
ment. If you are interested in
participating in the 2006 Relay
for Lile or would d like to
pledge a sponsorship, please
contact Event Chair Sandi
Rodriguez at 983-7813 or Staff
Partner Shannon Garrison at
(941) 627-3000, ext. 111 for
more information.

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County's future discussed


Is Hendry County
ready for a
regional airport?
By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Future plans
for Hendry County for the next 10
years are exciting and refreshing,
but many are concerned about
the preservation of current area
treasures. Citizens of Clewiston
enjoy the city and county for its


easygoing lifestyle, seven traffic
lights, big yards and big lots, short
local commutes, cultural diversi-
ty, and numerous other treasures,
and do not want to see them
affected by development or
expansion.
A survey of community inter-
ests and issues of concern in
Clewiston and greater Hendry
County would be likely to bring
some varied and unique answers;
and yet, there would probably be
an underlying connection to one


of a few central issues facing
Hendry County. Such central
issues are bound to include sub-
jects like affordable housing;
ecology in Lake Okeechobee and
the Caloosahatchee River; and
residential and commercial
development.
These were just some of many
issues discussed by a forum of
community leaders, business
owners, and a multitude of con-
cerned citizens who attended
Vision Hendry County 2015, a


public workshop designed to
build a vision of what citizens
desire to see in Hendry County
within the next decade. The Feb.
6 workshop was the first of a
series of workshops to be admin-
istered and supported by the
Florida Department of Communi-
ty Affairs, Florida's Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative (FHREDI), Hendry
County, and Clewiston and
LaBelle city governments.
"It's very exciting to see a


room full of people so interested
in the county's future," said
FHREDI Director Lynn Topel.
Attendees were comprised
primarily of individuals from local
businesses and schools, munici-
pal offices, and community
organizations. A survey of the
participants identified issues at
the forefront of the community,
including housing, the state of
local waterways, housing devel-
See Vision Page 12


CREW to


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The ultimate
long-term indicator of recovery
will largely be the result of team-
work, organization, and coordi-
nation of community resources
as owners of homes and busi-
nesses strive towards recovery
more than three months after
Hurricane Wilma.
At the forefront of the effort to
magnify and maintain coordina-
tion and organization of com-
munity resources is the Com-
munity Rebuilding Ecumenical
Workforce, otherwise known as
CREW.
The workforce is geared
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build

identifying who in particular
needs help rebuilding, and cre-
ating a general understanding of
what still needs to be done to
rebuild damaged structures in
Clewiston. The workforce has
already drawn the services of
nearly every volunteer organiza-
tion in the area, including its
churches and service organiza-
tions.
"CREW is a community
effort to bring together city,
county, and local church and
business resources in order to
assess the community's imme-
diate and long-term needs," said
Pastor John Hicks, who is the
head of the Clewiston Ministerial
See Crew '-Page 12-


City seeks loan



for water plant


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The unex-
pected high price of water plant
construction bids for the city of
Clewiston may have become
less of an obstacle, and more
like a challenging, but inevitable
hurdle as the city continues to
move forward with plans for
construction of a new water
plant.
The initial cost of the project,
based on an estimate provided
by CDM Engineering, undershot


the actual cost of the project by
$8 million, and the initial $14
million set aside by the city will
have to be increased through
interim financing in order to
avoid tapping into reserve
municipal funds. The original
total price covered every aspect
of the project, including plant
construction, well drilling, and
engineering fees. Now, just plant
construction alone will cost
more than the original estimated
See Water-Page 12


INI/Bill Fabian
Sean Moore has been appointed for the head director posi-
tion at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce. Having hosted
a radio talk show for four years, he is now ready to "serve the
community on a larger scale."


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON It's that
time of year when spring
renews the off colors of winter
into the splendors of rainbow
colored gallantry. It's a time
when beauty returns in all its
spectacular forms, and yes, it's
that time of year when local
beauties take center stage to vie
for sparkling crowns amidst
sparkling smiles.
It's a busy time: of year as
young beauties steel them-
selves for the rigors of spotlight
competition and the official
kick off to what will be a flurry
of competitive pageantry will
take place Feb. 11 at the Clewis-
ton High School auditorium.


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Local busi-
ness owners and community
organizations within the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce may have found just the
right person to take the helm
of the chamber, where Sean-
Moore has been chosen to
become the new executive
director.
The chamber, which directs
local tourism programs such
as Sugarland Tours and the Big
"0" birding Festival and com-
munity events sponsored by its
members from the communi-
ty, selected Mr. Moore for the
job in mid-January.
Having hosted a morning
radio show on WAFC 99.5 for
more than four years, Mr.
Moore felt his community
involvement could be well uti-
lized as the coordinator of
Clewiston's joint commerce
activities, and is looking for-
ward to becoming acclima-
tized to the new level of
knowledge, expertise, and
responsibility that will come
with the job.
"There are still a lot of great


Ashleigh Nicole Rice
The gala will officially begin
at 7 p.m. with eight local
visions of loveliness strolling
across the stage in front of


090M I
Sherilynn Gonzalez
.friends, family, strangers, and
the feared judges who will
scrutinize these young ladies in
every way, shape, and form.


"In the last six years, since Jeff has been here,
the chamber has grown that much from hav-
ing just about 160 members, so I want to make
sure that membership continues to grow."
Sean Moore


things about the radio station
that I miss doing every single
day, such as the community
involvement, but I still get to
do it here on a larger scale," he
said.
He got his start in radio at
WOKC in Okeechobee, and
went on to attend the Universi-
ty of North Florida. He later
worked as a store manager of
a sports merchandise chain in
several locations throughout
Florida, before coming to
Clewiston.
He now will become the
newest director of the cham-
ber of commerce, which was
previously managed under the
leadership of Jeff Barwick,
who helped expand and revi-
talize the chamber until his
retirement in 2005.
The chamber of commerce
currently has a membership


approaching 400 members,
including private businesses,
local vendors,- churches, non-
profits and community organi-
zations.
"In the last six years, since
Jeff has been here, the cham-
ber has grown that much from
having just about 160 mem-
bers,,so I want to make sure
that membership continues to
grow," he said.
Mr. Moore hopes to help
increase that number by
encouraging current business-
es to become members and
attract new city residents and
businesses to join the cham-
ber of commerce.
"Ultimately, my objective is
to continue what Jeff already
had started when he took
over in '99, he really grew the
See Chamber- Page 12


Pageantry: Season of beauty begins

AOMte& A&%kk


Rachelle Dawn Spry JosieLynn Almanza


Jennifer Ann Plau Katie Nelso Glennesha Scantlebury

Local beauties compete for crown


Chamber moves forward


with new executive director







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Obituaries


Rebecca Parker Dunn
Rebecca Parker Dunn, age 80,
passed away Feb. 6, 2006, after a
long illness. She was born in
Athens, Ky., on March 27, 1925,
and came to Florida in the 1970s.
She lived in Clewiston. While in
Florida she won the Chef Tails
cooking contest and was known
in Clewiston for donating quilts
to help remodel the Clewiston
Library.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by her
husband of 62 years, Talton;
three sons: Talton Dunn of Ten-
nessee, Brad "Joe" Dunn of
Clewiston and Bucky of Annapo-
lis, Md.; two daughters: Joan
Powers of Peterboro, Ontario,
Canada and Jackie Ellis of
Rochester Hill, Mich.; 15 grand-
children and eight great-grand-
children. Services will be in Lex-
ington; Ky. Akin-Davis Funeral
Home was in charge of local
arrangements.
Bobby Fry Paige
Bobby Fry Paige, age 79, of
Clewiston, passed away Feb. 3,
2006 in Clewiston. He was born
April, 9, 1926 in Okeechobee to
Stephen Cranford Paige and Kato
(Fry) Paige. He served during
World War II in the Navy. He was
a member of Okeechobee Lodge
237 F & AM, Lake Worth Scottish
Rite Valley of Lake Worth Scot-
tish Rite Bodies, Bahia Shriners-
Orlando, Okeechobee Chapter
128 Order of the Eastern Star and
Hendry County Cattleman's
Association, Lodge 1853 B.P.O.E,
in Clewiston and the American
Legion. He was instrumental and
active with the formation of the
Clewiston Athletic Association.
Survivors include his wife: Mar-
jorie Christine (Snell) Paige, son:
William Stephen and Kathy Paige
of Clewiston, and grandchildren
Matthew Paige and Cassi Paige,
all of Clewiston. A graveside
funeral service took place Mon-
day, Feb 6., 2006 at 11 a.m. at
Ortona Cemetery in Ortona with
Chaplain Bob Moore officiating.
The family suggests Memori-
als to the Hope Hospice in
Clewiston.
All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home -Clewiston.
Wayne Wilkins
Wayne Wilkens, age 75, of
Clewiston, passed away Jan. 11,
2006 in Cape Coral.
. He was born Sept. 5, 1930 in
Alex, OK, to the late Rufus Amar.
Wilkins married Betty Jean
Keechl. He served during WWII
in the Navy and was a Member,
Past Master, and current Secre-
tary of Sugarland Lodge, 281 F &
AM, former instructor West Tech
at Belle Glade, former member
B.P.O.E. at Belle Glade, member
of Lake Okeechobee Scottish
Rite Club, member Valley of Ft.
Myers Scottish Rite Bodies, U.S.
Navy Ret. He was a sailor.
Survivors include his wife
Betty Jean (Keechl) Wilkins, two
sisters: Noelia Haynes of Hous-


ton, TX, Wanzell Shipman of
Abeliene, TX and one brother:
Jerry Wilkins of Chickasha, OK;
step-son Robert Todd of Tampa,
FL; step-son Paul Todd of Ger-
many; step-daughter Stephanie
L. Parker of Gainesville, FL; step-
daughter Shirley Prince of Loris,
SC; grandson, Wayne Wilkins 'of
Chickasha, OK; grandson Jermy
Wilkins of Chickasha, OK; grand-
daughter Charity E. Brown of
Gainesville, FL; great- grandchild,
Jahanna Wilkins of Chickasha,
OK. He was preceded in death by
his son, Steve Wilkins.
Memorial services were held
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at 10 a.m.
at Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston. Interment took place
Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 in Ft.
Myers Crematory Service. All
arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral-Home-Clewiston.
Elmer G. Close
Elmer G. Close, 82, died
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Bear
Beach. The service was held at
Presbyterian Church in Tallahas-
see, with burial at Roselawn
Cemetery. Family received
friends at Bevis Funeral Home.
A native of Bear Beach, he
served in the WWII as a lieu-
tenant in the U.S. Army Air
Corps. He met and married the
love of his life, Leola McCul-
lough, in 1949 and went to grad-
uate from the University of Flori-
da with a doctorate degree in
economics. He was a member of
the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity
and the Grand Guard of the Uni-
versity of Florida Department of
Agricultural where he worked to
establish farmer's markets
throughout Florida. He was an
adjunct professor at Auburn Uni-
versity, where 'he worked to
establish farmer's markets and
programs for marketing the agri-
cultural products of northeast
Alabama. He retired from Flori-
da's Department of Agricultural
as the assistant director of the
division of marketing, where he
worked to establish markets for
Florida's agricultural products in
Europe and the Caribbean.
Upon retiring, he and his wife
returned to his family home in
Glades County. He served 12
years on the Glades County
School Board including serving
as its chairrnarn-While living in
Glades County he enjoyed partic
ipating in th# county sheriff's citi-
zen patrol program wilh his wife.
Survivors include a sister Mil-
dred Reynolds of Covington, LA;
a brother, Boyd W. Close of
Crawfordville; two daughters,
Sarah Close of Tallahassee and
Holly Foote of Sanford, N.C.;
three sons, George, Dennis and
Raleigh Close, all.of Tallahassee;
and three grandchildren, Jacque-
line, Rachel, and Madison Close,
all of Tallahassee. He was pre-
ceded in death by his loving wife
of 56 years, Leola; a daughter,
Sharon and his parents, Charles
and Lela Close.


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Pet of the Week winner
Belle Glade's Michael Mock is the proud owner of, left to
right, Vorlon, Okuma, Icarus, Arrakis, and Ghanima. And
more so than anything else, maybe it's time to give Doc
Savvy and her staff at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital a full
challenge, so we present all five dogs as this week's
Pet(s) of the Week winner. Good luck Doc! If you have
any interesting photos of your pet, or apparently pets,
submit them to me at myoung@newszap.com for a
chance to win your pet a day at the spa, sponsored by
Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital in Belle Glade. Doc Savvy
can be reached at (561) 996-5500.


Engagements


Denault -
Cestona
Mrs. Diane Denault of Clewis-
ton, Florida, announces the
engagement of her daughter,
Debra Ann, to Edward Cestona,
son of Eduardo and Hollie Ces-
tona of Sunrise, Florida. The bride
to be graduated from Clewiston
High School in 2001. She received
her Bachelor's degree in Business
from the University of, Central
Florida in December of 2005. She
presently is an administrative
assistant with Dream Find in
Orlando. Debra is also the daugh-
ter of the late John Denault of
Clewiston, Florida. The prospec-
tive groom is a 1999 graduate of
Clewiston High School, and he
received his Bachelor's degree in
Computer Science from the Uni-
versity of Central Florida in
December of 2003. He is a soft-
ware engineer with Lockheed
Martin in Orlando, Florida. A Feb.
11 wedding is planned at Hope
Lutheran Church in Orlando.
Fredeirlek-i
Arnett
Oswald Amos and Annie
Arnett of Belle Glade would like to
announce the engagement of
their grandchild Ronelda Freder-
ick to Tyron Arnett. Ronelda is the
daughter of the late Cecilia Freder-
ick and Ronald Frederick.
Tyron is the son of Larry Den-
nard and the late Inez Arnett.
Ms. Frederick is a 1995 gradu-
ate of Glades Central High School.
She has a Bachelor's degree in
Org. Management and MBA.
Ronelda is employed with the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies as an Economic Self-Sufficien-


Submitted to INI/
Ronelda J. Frederick
Roneida Frederick and Tyron
Arnett
cy Specialist.
Mr. Arnett is a 1990 graduate of
Glades Central High School he
has a B.S. degree and is currently
working on his Masters degree.
Tyron is a Site Director for ACS
Youth Services. Ronelda and
Tyron became engaged Jan. 1,
2005 and are to be to be wed Saturday,
SApril 5 in Belle Glade. A


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published in the newspaper as space permits.
FEARFUL IN CLEWISTON: I am a homeowner, who sustained dam-
age from Hurricane Wilma, as did many of my fellow citizens, and I am
curious how many of us have been threatened with action by Hendry
County for unfinished repairs. I have received a letter from HC Code
Enforcement for being in violation due to roof damage, loss of siding
(four pieces) and no skirting on my mobile home. This letter was dated
Jan. 30, 2006 and stated a recent inspection observed the violations. I
don't know their definition of recent, as I installed a new metal roof and
all the skirting the first week of January. I have not yet replaced the sid-
ing, although I have it and I need to finish the soffit and facia on a por-
tion of the roof. Yet according to the letter of complaint I have 14 days
from the date of the letter to come in compliance or .1 am facing fines of
over $100 a day or more. I cannot believe Hendry County has such cal-
lous disregard for the difficulties of it's citizens in these trying times we
are all having to deal with. I have not neglected repairs to my home, but
I am disabled and must rely on help from my family to accomplish the
needed repairs. I have neighbors with much worse damage, (14 homes
in my development) and they have not received letters of complaint. I
see hundreds of damaged homed and business in the county and I
know we are all struggling to complete necessary repairs. I would hope
the Hendry County Board of Commissioners will meet and reconsider
the idea of fining those of us who are working to overcome our situa-
tion. Please do not print my name, as I am now fearful of reprisal from
the county for making my feelings known.

LETS GET REAL: As long time Clewiston residents and educators
we would like to share our views concerning the plans for a "Christian"
school in our community. This is a free country and everyone is entitled
to pursue their own interest. However, we do not believe that it is to the
best interest of our community or our children to pour so much energy
and money creating a new elite learning environment when all those
recourses could be combined with the existing schools to make them
even better. Are they really trying to better educate their children, or is
this all about "power?"
It is very peculiar that USSC is backing this private school effort
when it has withdrawn all support for the local public schools which
have educated, for decades, their children and themselves, but then
again who's USSC at this point? We all know the turmoil within the
most powerful institution in our city, and the many heartaches and con-
flicts this is still causing in our community. Many life long residents have
had to relocate, and now residents with little or no community ties are
now running the show.
USSC has targeted our hospital for closure, are public schools their
next target?
Most of us that have grown roots in this town have seen the many
changes in the demographics of our community. The typical of an agri-
cultural based city. Through the changes our elementary schools have
remained strong and high quality institutions, though there's always
room for improvement. What is this alienation going to bring to our
community? Belle Glade and Pahokee should be good examples. Are
we going to allow that to happen to our city?
As much as we love our children and want to protect them, we can-
not hide the world from them, or them from the world. In our opinion it
is much wiser to teach them to make the right choices, for in.the long
run, they will have better judgment and resilience as adults.
It seems ironic to call it a "Christian" school, when its pseudonym is
"separation" of a community and its children. But then, people travel
the world to convert people to Christianity when they cannot even get
along with their neighbors. L, ;


Letter


Real solution needed
Water leaving Lake Okee-
chobee is said to be contaminat-
ing the estuaries at the end of St.
Lucie and the Caloosahatchee.
Lee County Commissioner Ray
Judah has proposed to simply
flood the sugar can fields near
the lake. Sounds quite simple,
but he is absolutely wrong.
I live in Clewiston, smack dab
in the middle of the sugar fields.
The economy of my town is sole-
ly agricultural, mostly sugar
cane. My parents are employed
through agricultural.
My mom is a bookkeeper at
IFAS Research Center, and my
dad works for U.S. Sugar. If Mr.
Judah's proposition goes
through both my parents would
be out of a job. SO would most
of my town's population. This
issue hits a bit too close to
home.
Although simply sending the


water somewhere else is a great
idea for the moment and for Lee.
County, it presents a whole other
problem for Hendry and many
surrounding counties.
Why is it that the only idea
that these great political minds
can concoct is to dump their
problems on others, creating
more problems?
Why can't we fix the entire
system, starting from the top
down? Why can't all the
involved parties get together and
come up with a reasonable solu-
tion that would benefit all?
I am just one of many people
whose whole life would be
ruined if the fields are flooded. I
would lose everything my family
has worked so hard for. Where
would we go? What great affect
would come from sending my
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river?


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Letters


Take polluted water
and let it go south
Lake Okeechobee must flow
south into Sugarland. Not east, not
west, but south. A Jan. 12 news
story quoted Big Sugars Malcolm
"Bubba" Wade saying, "Flooding
sugar fields not an option."
Come on, guys, we could say,
"killing our estuary is not an
option." We aren't fighting major
pollution here. Shouldn't there be
some shared pain on sugar's side?
You have miles and miles of sugar
and we don't even need sugar.
Can't you take some of this Okee-
chobee water on some of your
land to help us out here? We are
losing money and jobs now.
John Ostler
Stuart
Editor's note: The following let-
ter was printed in another publica-
tion, however, it is important to
allow our readers the mentality of
the upcoming battle. Even the edi-
torial staff of newspapers repre-
senting areas west of the lake
have jumped on the bandwagon
of accusing our agricultural com-
munities for their current crisis,
which has been well reported in
our own publications. We report,
you decide.

Send growers packing
and save our rivers
Big Sugar is the demon of Lake
Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River
and now the Caloosahatchee
River on the west coast. While I
believe sugar to be a major source
of the problem plaguing our local
waterways and fisheries, a recent
letter complained about tariffs on
imported sugar from Brazil.
Tariffs on imported sugar are
how our constitution (which was
recently misquoted by a local
attorney says our government
should be funded) you see our
founding fathers didn't think for-
eigners deserved the same bene-
fits as the citizens of this country. A
byproduct was that it saved our
jobs here at home. I know this is
not very popular now, since our
government seems to know the
constitution about as good as our


local attorney.
Big Sugar should get out of
South Florida, but not because of
tariffs on imported sugar. It should
be kicked out because it is the
only reasonable policy to restore
the Everglades Agricultural Area
and our local waterways and fish-
eries. The editors of Florida Sports-
man have been doing a great job
of explaining the environmental
issues in their magazine and at
times, the editorial pages of this
paper.
JeffGuertin
Port St. Lucie
Editor's note: The following
letter was printed in another pub-
lication, however, it is important
to allow our readers the mentality
of the upcoming battle. Even the
editorial staff of newspapers rep-
resenting areas west of the lake
have jumped on the bandwagon
of accusing our agricultural com-
munities for their current crisis,
which has been well reported in
our own publications. We report,
you decide.

Clewiston Cougars
Organization
Dear editor:
I submitted this letter in
response to your articles, of the
past two weeks, as it relates to the
Clewiston Cougars Football Orga-
nization, its newly elected board
of directors, and the editorial of a
(some) disgruntled individuals)
that -were not elected to the
board. In reviewing your article of
the week of Jan. 19, your article
reported the new board of direc-
tors of the Clewiston Cougars, and
then implied, in a subsequent sen-
tence, that the board was inappro-
priately formed and/or voted
upon. It appears that you gained
your information from an anony-
mous source (no name was
attached to the information), and
you reported same without basic
inquiry and/or investigation. This
source provided you inaccurate
information and you published it
without regards for the truthful-
ness of the assertion, or the likely
damage it would cause the
Clewiston Cougars Organization.
ON Jan. 5, there was a sched-


uled election of the Clewiston
Cougars Board of Directors. This
meeting for the election of the
board was published in the
Clewiston News and broadcast on
the Clewiston radio station (99.9).
The election resulted in the board
members that were previously list-
ed in your newspaper. Thereafter,
that anonymous sources) or the
disgruntled group, that was not
elected to the board decided to
use your paper as a battle tool to
sabotage the election and to have
their way. The Clewiston News,
through its agent, then bought
into this simple and childish
response to things not going the
way of the disgruntled source.
This clearly was irresponsible
journalism by your organization,
and certainly more was thought of
and expected of your organiza-
tion.
As provided above, the Clewis-
ton News performed no investiga-
tion, did not call or write the newly
elected board members, did not
contact previous board members,
such as Ben Cutshaw, a Cougar
Organization participant for more
than 30 years, and a previous
board member Mr. Cutshaw was
present during the election of the
newly elected board, and in fact
voted. Furthermore, the Clewiston
News could have contacted the
Peace River Conference of Pop
Warner Football, and they would
have legitimized the newly elected
board.
Again, you reported and/ or
published inaccurate and damag-
ing information against the
Cougars Organization and individ-
uals involved, without a simple
inquiry.
Your irresponsible reporting
has caused damage to the
Cougars Organization, and it cer-
tainly comes as surprise to us and
we are disappointed in your
organization. In the future, should
you have questions and/or con-
cerns about the Cougar Organiza-
tion, just contact the organization
and inquire, opposed to engaging
in unsupported gossip from those
that are disgruntled or not satisfied
because they didn't have their
way. The suggested meeting of
Jan. 25 for the purpose of electing


a board, is inaccurate information,
and f there was such a meeting
and an election, there is no legiti-
macy to that board. Should you
have any questions and/pr con-
cerns you can contact Rick Ben-
jamin, President, Ray Tolbert, Vice
President, or Dan Paige, PR Chair-
person at (561) 996-9255.
We look forward to a contin-
ued positive relationship with the
Clewiston News Organization,
you have been very helpful in the
success of the program, and we
are hopeful that this attempt to
correct the previous error does
not affect our relationship.
D. Ricardo Paige, Sr.
Public Relation Chairperson

Help please
Dear editor:
I was contacted this week by
Deputy Chief Bobby Pitman of the
Bartow Fire Department. Chief Pit-
man asked me for help in locating
someone; therefore, I am in turn
asking for help from the paper.
Last Wednesday firefighters in
Bartow, Florida responded to a
residential fire. The homeowner,
Thomas Spikes, was subsequently
transported to the hospital where
he remains with burn injuries. The
Fire Department has been unable
to locate any relatives of Mr. Spikes
in the Bartow area. Neighbors said
Mr. Spikes had mentioned family
in Clewiston in the past. Anyone
who has any knowledge of Mr.
Spikes or his relatives is urged to
call the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment or the Bartow Fire Depart-
ment. A description of Mr. Spikes
follows:
Thomas Spikes
Black Male
5 feet 4 inches tall
150-170 pounds weight
appx. 75 years old
Anyone with information may
call:
Clewiston Police Department
(863) 983-1474
Bartow Fire Department (863)
534-5044
Gratefully,
Don R. Gutshall, Chief
Clewiston, Police Department


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Last week
was Groundhog Day, and it seems
that we are having six more weeks
of winter. \Vhv is the groundhog
the choice animal to celebrate this
day? Does the'groundhog have a
special intuitive sense to determine
weather predic-
tions? Just Curi-
ous Doc, Jim in
Belle Glade.
A: Oh Jim
your going
make me do
some research!
And, it got me
thinking. Why
is it not Chi-
huahua Day? DOC
I'm sure my Savvy
Luigi could cast
an impressive shadow! Okay, so
here is what I found out:
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his
shadow on Feb. 2 each year, we
are in for a long winter. Not that


meaningful here in sunny Florida,
but up north it's cause for either
sighs or cheers. Groundhog Day is.
an example of predicting the
weather based on folklore. The
roots of Groundhog Day goes back
to 6th century Germany. Feb. 2 is
40 days after Christmas, and is
known as Candlemas Day. On this
day, candles were blessed by local
clergy and distributed to use for the
rest of the year. This tradition
marked the mid-point of winter,
and was the day to also predict
how much longer it would last.
One way to estimate winter's
length was to see how many can-
dles you needed to get you from
Candlemas day to spring. Another
way was to depend on a local
wildlife favorite the Hedgehog!
If the hedgehog saw his shadow on
Candlemas Day, it would mean 40
more days of winter. When Ger-
man settlers came to Pennsylvania,
they switched to the much more


prevalent Groundhog! Cool story
huh?
So, Punxsutawney Phil is a
beloved symbol of this tradition,
and happily lives in Punxsutawney
Pa. He is said to be correct at least
90 percent of the time. Is he intu-
itive? Well maybe, 90 percent is
pretty good guessing in my book!
Not only have I learned about
Groundhog Day, but now can spell
Punxsutawney too! Thanks for the
challenge! Best wishes, Doc Savvy
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Ian, and I want to buy a
teacup poodle for my wife this
Valentine's Day. I have heard
countless stories of how much
money is spent on a teacup breed,
and the end result is a lot bigger
than what is expected. How do I
know for sure I will be getting a
teacup?
A: Ian I think I am about to ruin
your day. I don't think there is a
way to guarantee a teacup. Even if


both parents are teacups, there is a
one-in-four chance yours will be
full grown. Teacup breeds are in
high demand aqd are very expen,
sive. Teacups are a genetic roll of
the dice. What you are paying for is
the high probability of getting one
- about 75 percent. Some breed-
ers offer a puppy exchange if you
are not happy with your puppy. By
the time you figure out teacup or
not, your hooked and an exchange
is out of the question.
So, consider this lan. Take your
wife to the pound to adopt the pup
of her choice. This way shots and
neutering are a package deal. You
will save anywhere from $500 to
$800, and will be giving a homeless
pet a second chance. Either way,
hope it all works out! Keep me
posted! Doc Savvy
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner.


What in the world would Jesus drive?


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church


y ..... .... What would Jesus drive? Hardly
a theological question that comes
Lauren Hall to mind for most of us, but a Christ-
ian environmentalist group has
dedicated a whole Web site to it
(WhatWouldJesusDrive.org). They
have bumper
stickers and
everything.
It is true that
if you check the
Bible, you will
find a number
of references to
drivers and cars.
of Florida. For example,
paper to we're told that Pastor
immunity. the apostles Pastor
profit were all in One John Hicks
invested in Accord, and
e ideals of that Joshua's Triumph was heard
the throughout the land. (Must've
needed a new muffler!) Adam and
Eve were driven out of the Garden
of Eden.in a Fury. Moses, warning
the people not to go up to the
mountain, got Dodge Ram tough,
sounding the "ram's horn," thereby
keeping the people away.
So, what would Jesus. drive?
Would it be a cross-country SUV or
a more fuel-friendly compact? The
Christian environmentalist go
throughout the country posing that
us question to anyone who will listen.
I actually think it's a moot point,
because I found out this week that
Jesus Christ can't get a driver's
license.
I know this because he applied
for one in West Virginia, and the
Tr-m Bjrd Department of Motor Vehicles flatly
turned him down. There's no sov-
ereignty for Jesus Christ if he lives in
the sovereign state of West Virginia.
J The West Virginia Jesus Christ
Press was born Peter Robert Phillips Jr.
tion Currently living in Washington,


D.C., he changed his name to Jesus
Christ some 15 years ago. He
claims that the name change was
made to honor the Jesus of the
Bible in whom he has personal
faith.
So now Jesus Christ has a U.S.
passport, a Social Security number,
but no license in West Virginia. The
35th state would not grant Jesus
Christ a state identification because
Phillips had not been able to legally
change his name from that written
on his Florida birth certificate. A Dis-
trict of Columbia judge denied the
legal change several years ago, cit-
ing Scriptures and suggesting that
adopting the name "Jesus Christ"
might be blasphemous, potentially
resulting in significant offense to
people or even violent reactions.
So in response to the more
familiar WWJD question "What
Would Jesus Do?" apparently
one answer is, Jesus wouldn't
drive. At least not in West Virginia.
But the Jesus Christ of Nazareth
had something that the JC of DC
does not.
JC of DC might not be able to
drive in West Virginia, but Jesus
Christ of Nazareth can drive, and
drive with power and authority -
divine power and divine authority!
He drives past the traditionalists of
His day, and He drives circles
around His enemies. And Jesus
drives into new territory chal-
lenging His disciples to follow.
He is led into the desert to be
tempted, but resists the devil and is
unscathed by the lure of sin. He
bids simple fishermen come follow
Him, and on the shoulders of these
unlikely individuals He establishes
His kingdom, which still endures
today. Jesus bests the religious
authoritarians of His day with His
teachings and dismisses demonic
powers with mere words. Jesus


brings healing to the sick, hope to
the depressed, and peace in the
midst of storms.
And these aren't just past
accounts of the historical Jesus.
What He did then, He does now.


Jesus still drives and still drives with
divine power and authority. What
does Jesus drive? He drives your
heart and life if you let Him. Give
Him the steering wheel to your life
and the keys to your heart!


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Thursday, February 9, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Residents speak out about crime Crime
Stoppers


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Residents in
Belle Glade say they are tired of
the rise in criminal activities in
their neighborhoods. With sud-
den spikes in robberies affecting
them, a number of the home-
owners presented their issue to
the Belle Glade City Commission
at Monday night's meeting and
asked that something be done to
remedy the problem.
Citing the fact that the depart-
ment has had to contend with
numerous vacancies over the
course of the last few months, the
speakers said that the city should
begin to invest more in its polic-
ing services or contract with the
sheriff's office for the services.
"No one is here to bash Chief


Dowdell, we're here to say he
needs help," said Sherrie Dulany,
a former city commissioner and
resident of the northeast section
of town one of the sections hit
by the recent rash of burglaries.
According to Ms. Dulany, most of
her neighbors had been directly
affected by the robberies, with
the crimes taking hold of much of
the northeast section.
"There are not enough offi-
cers," said Ms. Dulany. "That's
not his (Chief Dowdell's) fault."
In complaining about the cur-
rent condition of the police
department and the lack of offi-
cers there with the department
struggling to hire back a fully-
staffed force the residents
placed blame on the city for not
offering officers the kind of pay
that can keep them in the Glades.


Most agreed that the troubles
could not be placed squarely on
the shoulders of the chief. Frank
Mayo, who is running in the
March elections for a seat on the
city commission, said, "I don't
blame Chief Dowdell. Why has
that gentleman not been given
the money," to hire qualified offi-
cers?
As the city looked the next day
at possibly annexing several
heavily populated areas of land
into the city, the residents won-
dered whether it would have the
police force to patrol the new
areas sufficiently.
"Crime does not discrimi-
nate," said Mayor Steve Wilson.
"We are going to do anything and
everything possible to resolve
this."
The mayor proposed the cre-


Illegal alien investigation continues


Sheriff Ronnie Lee has
announced that on Feb. 3 the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Division
was notified by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office Investigation Divi-
sion of a transportation/trafficking
illegal aliens investigation that
was being conducted in Glades
County.
The subject was holding illegal
aliens and was going to exchange
the illegal aliens for $1,000 a


piece. The delivery of the illegal
aliens was to occur at the La Fies-
ta located on State Road 29,
Hendry County.
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations
Division and HCSO Road Patrol
Division, Glades County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations
Division with Glades County Road
Patrol Division conducted surveil-
lance at the La Fiesta.
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vehicle that contained four illegal
aliens and a driver and a passen-
ger arrived at the La Fiesta. One of
the illegal aliens was able to get
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ation of a task force to specialize
in addressing policing issues,
including acting as an advisory
board to the council on remedy-
ing the current situation of the
police department. The commit-
tee, the mayor said, would be ide-
ally made up of a mixture of the
city's population.
"You're saying some good
things," said Mayor Wilson, who
added that his own home had
also been broken into at least
three times. "If you want to enter-
tain the thought of sheriff, put
that in there. I think we can get
through this as a community."
The commissioners voted
unanimously for the creation of
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Sugar Realty signs as major sponsor for pageant


CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Sugar Festival Committee,
busy planning for the 20th Annu-
al Sugar Festival on April 22, has
announced that Sugar Realty will
now be the major sponsor of the
Miss Sugar Pageant.
"We are ecstatic about our
ability to partner with the Miss
Sugar Pageant and to help offer
our contestants the opportunity
to participate in such an impor-


tant lifetime event," said Luan
Walker, owner of Sugar Realty.
"We at Sugar Realty are totally
committed to investing in our
future leaders and the Miss Sugar
Pageant is a great opportunity for
learning self-confidence and in
building self-esteem," she added.
Through the major sponsor-
ship agreement reached with
Sugar Realty, the 2006 Sugar Fes-
tival Queen will receive a $1,000


cash prize and a $3,000 scholar-
ship. There will also be funds
allocated for the first three run-
ner-ups. Miss Sugar Festival
Pageant Director Pam Kelley
said, "The Sugar Realty decision
to partner with us and provide
major sponsorship will allow us
to take this event to the next
level. We will have an improved
program for the contestants lead-
ing up to the final night of judg-


ing and we'll also have major
improvements in our Miss Sugar
Festival Pageant Booklet."
Ms. Kelley also indicated that
the support from Sugar Realty
would even allow for more
improvements in the future
years. She added, "How wonder-
ful it is to have Sugar Realty spon-
soring the Miss Sugar Pageant.
Their participation will allow us
to make significant improve-


Assistance with big money for college


BELLE GLADE One hour
can mean big money for college-
bound students when they attend
Florida's first College Goal Sunday,
Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm
Beach Community College's Belle
Glade location.
College Goal Sunday is a free
event to assist college-bound stu-
dents and their families in filling
out the Free Application for Feder-
al Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA can be intimidating,
and research shows this is espe-
cially true for first-generation and
minority students who are college
bound. Financial aid experts will
be available to assist students in
English, Creole and Spanish.


"Research shows that many
families feel they can't afford a col-
lege education for their children,
even though millions of dollars in
financial aid are available," said
Division of Community Colleges
and Workforce Education Chan-
cellor David Armstrong. "The Col-
lege Goal Sunday program was
designed to show families that
higher education is within their
reach."
Often, students do not apply
for financial aid because they
think they are ineligible, or they
do not understand student finan-
cial assistance regulations and
procedures. The best way to
determine eligibility is to apply
using the FAFSA. At the very least,


this application can qualify the
student for a low-interest loan but
they may also be eligible for
grants, scholarships and work-
study.
"Many students and their par-
ents have difficulty applying for
funds," Dr. Beverly Sermons,
director of outreach and access
for the Division of Community
Colleges and Workforce Educa-
tion, said. "With College Goal
Sunday we're going to make it
easier by giving them two things.
The first is more information
about the availability of millions of
dollars in financial aid and second,
expert assistance with filling out
the FAFSA to get this money for
college."


Deadlines for submitting the
FAFSA, which is required for any
student seeking federal and state
financial aid, can be as early as
March 1. Students who attend Col-
lege Goal Sunday should bring
their 2005 tax return, W-2 and
other 2005 income documents as
well as their parents' tax docu-
ments to complete the application
for submission that day. Students
who complete their FAFSA at the
event will be automatically
entered in a drawing for a scholar-
ship award.
For more information visit
www.floridacollegegoal.com.
om/> or call PBCC at (561) 868-
3330.


Growth and jobs could go hand-in-hand


ments in our pageant and, of
course, the contestants reap the
benefits."
This year's Miss Sugar
Pageant will take place Saturday,
April 8 at John Boy Auditorium
and hopeful contestants have
until Feb. 16 to sign up for the
event.


Entry forms are available at
Clewiston High School, Clewis-
ton Public Library and the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce. Contestants and their par-
ents must bring the completed
form to a mandatory parent
meeting at the Clewiston Inn at 7
p.m. on Feb. 16.


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Impending growth brings the
prospect of good jobs an ele-
ment that has traditionally been
lacking in this area. Good jobs,
however, require training that
has largely not been available.
The Hendry County Economic
Development Council and Work-
force Council believe this nega-
tive cycle may be broken before
long.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement/Corps of Engineers C-


43 reservoir project, proposed
for the old Berry property west
of LaBelle, is ready to start gear-
ing up. Part of the Everglades
Restoration Acceler8 program,
this project is the C-43 reservoir
test cell construction. It is
expected to be a 180-day project
leading into the full reservoir
project.
The project will need con-
struction workers and equip-
ment operators and will be hir-
ing right away.
The Education Center of


Southwest Florida (ECSWF) is
setting up a curriculum for
SFWMD for the C-43 board of
directors to ensure that workers
will have some minimum basic
training, such as Occupational
Safety and Hazard Administra-
tion (OSHA) safety classes.
Those interested in seeking
construction jobs with the proj-
ect are invited to the EDC office,
located at the Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce building
at SR 80 and Bridge Street in
LaBelle, on Saturday, Feb. 11,


from 9 a.m. till noon.
Workforce Development will
be conducting the interviews.
Although this is only a 180-
day project, EDC Director Jan
Groves said those hired may
have the opportunity to continue
their employment on the major
project to follow. In any case
skills and experience acquired
on this important job will last a
lifetime
Spanish speakers will be
available at the sign up and will
be welcome on the jobsite.


Annual health fair comes to Belle Glade on Feb. 18


BELLE GLADE On Presi-
dent's Weekend, Feb. 18 Nova
Southeastern University's Health
Profession's Division alon'g-with
130 community phiart'rs will
once again provide it's Weekend
of Rural Community Health
Fairs. The Fifth Annual Glades
REACH Fair will take place at
Belle Glade Elementary School
between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A
second community heath fair
will take place the following day
at Clewiston Middle School.
Last year the Glade's REACH
Fair had 960 residents attend and
well over 1,500 medical services
were performed and document-
ed. One hundred and fifteen
community agencies and
providers partnered in the event.
NSU Faculty and students along
side local community providers
worked together to offer quality
care and easy access throughout
the day. Translators were made
available for non-English speak-
ing residents in Spanish and Cre-
ole. Posters and Brochures were
bi-lingual as well.
Throughout the day, the Lake
Okeechobee Rural Health Net-
work (LORHN) provided local
provider follow-up for the resi-
dents of Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay.
Dr. Steven B. Zucker, D.M.D.,
M.Ed., along side Dr. Camille
Benrtley D.O. and a former AMSA.
(American Medical Students
Association) Student President
had the vision to imagine the
enormous contribution NSU


would be able to offer in these
rural, underserved communi-
ties. With the blessing of Dr.
Anthony Silvagni, Dean ol the
College of Osteopathic Medicine
and faculty and students from
every one of the eleven colleges
of Health at Nova Southeastern
University, they joined Glades
PATCH, and numerous local
providers to create a day of
much needed free medical serv-
ices for the people of the Glades.
Today, five years later, thanks
to their vision, the REACH Week-
end of Health Fairs is an impor-
tant, anticipated community
event. Numerous other NSU
HPD faculties, students, AHEC
Staff & AMSA members have
worked hard to make this
dream, a reality. Side by side
NSU partnered with Glades.
PATCH (Planned Approach to.
Community Health) Planning
Committee members and their
respective agencies, including:
Lake Okeechobee Rural
Health Network (LORHN),
Healthy Communities Access
Program (HCAP), PBC Health
Care District, Western Office, CL
Brumback Community Health
Center, Glades General Hospital,
Glades Health Initiative, Glades
Initiative Management Board,
American Lung / Glades Asthma
Project, The Heart Project, East
Coast Migrant Head Start, Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion, Quantum Foundation,
Belle Glade Elementary School
arid The Everglades AHEC (Area


Health Education Center).
On site health services
include, Medical Examinations,
Pediatric through Gerialtic, Den-
tal, Screenings, Oplometric
Screenings, Occupation and
Physical Therapy, HIV Testing
and Bi-lingual HIV Education,
Asthma, Diabetes and Tubercu-
losis testing, Audio logy Screen-
ings and hearing tests, Distribu-
tion of Amplified Phones, to
qualified residents, Mammo-
gram Screenings, Women's
Health issues, Immunizations,
Flu shots, Pneumonia Shots,
Osteoporosis Screenings, Glades
Prescription Assistance Pro-
gram, My Medicare Matters and
Health Education and Counsel-
ing, and numerous other health
related services.
Additional points of interest
include:'
In 2005, there were 18 Col-
leges of Health that participated,
including 11 from Nova South-
eastern University. Other Col-
leges and Universities included
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege, Florida Atlantic University,
and South University. There
were 40 to 50 volunteers includ-
ing at least 10 to 12 that were bi-
lingual. In 2006, 130 agencies,
facilities and businesses are
already registered. There are
also 11 groups and agencies that
are sending volunteers, totaling
well over 100 for the day. At least
half of these individuals are bi-
lingual.
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Rudd, School-Related Employee of the Year


School Happenings


Central
Elementary School
We are very proud of our
Fourth Grade students and
teachers for all of their hard
work and preparation for the
IN]/Donna Meister Florida Writes test that was
Peggy RuddRegistrarfor taken this week. We know all of
Peggy Rudd, Registrar for your hard work will pay off for
Clewiston Elementary high scores!
School, was chosen as the Parents you should have
School Related Employee received your child's progress
of the Year for 2006. report Feb. 8 along with possible
Hendry County School retention letters and a 2005 Read
Superintendent Thomas to Learn pamphlet from the
Conner congratulated Ms. State DOE Just Read, Florida.
Rudd for her dedication to Please make sure you contact
her school and community. your child's teacher if a confer-
In her 25 years with the ence was requested.
school district she has FCAT is just around the cor-
ner. The test begins Monday,
gone the extra mile when- March 6 and will continue with
Sever it is necessary. different subject areas daily
through March 16. Our students
and teachers are working very
hard in the final preparations for
the FCAT. Please be sure your
child is in school and on time
everyday.
We are very proud of our
Spelling Bee Winners. First place
was Isabel Aguirre, second place
winner is Destiny Childs, and
16. third place went to Edricka
""..k m Flournah. Congratulations to all
-of our students who participated
in the school wide Spelling Bee.
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1" Middle School
SThe Supplemental Education-
al Services (Title I) tutorial and
Employees of the Year are Lucy Heflin LHS, Peggy Rogers LMS, Doris Faherty safe and Smart Futures after
COES, Margie Puletti LES, Regina Singer UES; Donna Bamberg Dunson CHS, school programs resumed oper-
Maria Wells CMS, Jeff Perry LaBelle Transportation, Peggy Rudd District Office ation Jan. 11. Classes run until
Clewiston, Denise Thompson CES, Kristen Deka EES, and Della Jackson WES. 4:25 p.m., so bus students will
A delightful appreciation luncheon was held at Forrey s Grill in LaBelle on Jan. 31 be arriving home approximately
honoring the 12 chosen as winners of each school or department within the district. 10 minutes later than the previ-
ous schedule. All students in the


Martha Way named Golden Apple Teacher


Submitted to INI/
Karen W. Richardson
First place Isabel Aguirre,
second place Destiny Childs,
and third, Edricka Flournah.
after-school programs were
given parent notification letters
in Spanish and English. Call Mrs.
Jones or Ms. Akin at 983-1530 for
additional information. There
will be NO after-school program
Feb. 16.
The next meeting of the
School Advisory Council will be
held Feb. 13 at 5:15 p.m. in the
Conference Room in the Admin-
istration Building. All interested


are welcome and encouraged to
attend.
CMS Beta Club is having a
fundraiser for the American Can-
cer Society's Relay for Life. We
are sponsoring a Silent Dessert
Auction Feb. 10 in the produc-
tion room, located in the office.
Any adult can come in and bid
on the desserts. Write your
name, phone number and bid
on the card next to the dessert.
Auction will end at 2 p.m. Win-
ners who are not at CMS will be
notified by phone and will need
to pay and pick up their desserts
by 3 p.m.
Progress reports went out
Feb. 8 and the nine weeks grad-
ing period ends March 10.
CMS is celebrating Black His-
tory Month with various activi-
ties, including daily announce-
ments concerning historical
people and moments and a spe-
cial meal that will be prepared
for students Feb. 15 by the
lunchroom staff. In addition,
Motivational Speaker Tekoa
Summers, who was featured in
this month's issue of Ebony
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Of the 550 teachers in Hendry
County, each year one stands out as
the Teacher of the Year a Golden
Apple teacher. Each year the top
teachers from each of Hendry
.County's public schools are hon-
ored for their roles in building
decent people and responsible citi-
zens. This year the honoree is
Martha Way, who teaches Pre-K
ESE at LaBelle Elementary. She has
also taught at Clewiston Elemen-
tary, Clewiston Piimaji and the
Clewiston Third and Fourth Grade
Center.
Jonathon Zimmerly, a former
student about to graduate from Edi-
son College, had Mrs. Way in the
second grade when he and his
family had just returned to the
states from 10 years as missionaries
in Brazil. He didn't know anybody
here but he said she gave him
courage to meet the challenge of a
new place, new friends and a new
school. He also "gave her a really
hard time," he admitted, adding,
"I'm still in school because she did-
n't give up on me." That ability to
reach individual students and
inspire them to reach higher levels
'both personally and intellectually is
a hallmark of all Golden Apple
Teaches.
At the Feb. 2 Golden Apple
Teacher Recognition Dinner the
tables were turned and Mrs. Way,
with her select group of colleagues
each school's Golden Apple
Teacher were at the center of
attention for once. Each may have
squirmed a little in the unaccus-
tomed spotlight, but glowed with
the satisfaction that their efforts are
not in vain.
In a voice cracking with emo-
tion, 2005 District Golden Apple
Teacher Gloria Williams expressed
appreciation for an "awesome"
year. She said Hendry County is
lucky, fortunate and blessed with
many talented teachers and was
pleased to pass the honor to the
next keeper of the flame, Martha
Way.
Each of Hendry's 10 Golden
Apple Teachers was recognized in
turn, introduced by their principal
with verbal Cliff Notes from experi-
ences by one of their former stu-
dents.


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Margaret Stovall, who was
nominated as one of this
year's Golden Apple Teacher
of the Year.


Martha Way, an elementary
teacher in LaBelle and for-
mer teacher in three Clewis-
ton schools was named as
this year's Golden Apple
Teacher of the Year.
Fourth grader Mark Sloan intro-
duced the Golden Apple Teacher
from Country Oaks Elementary,
Richard Talada, who, he said, helps
his students have fun with music.
Fifth grader Brook Flynn intro-
duced Eastside Elementary's Gold-
en Apple Teacher, Ivania Escobar,
who she said makes her students
feel important..
Julissa MObley of LHS intro-
duced Golden Apple Teacher
Erwin R. Fineout, who teaches his
students the importance of integri-
ty.
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Apple Teacher Margaret Stovall, "a
great leader and role model who


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Seventh grader Jessica Bur-
gos, from Clewiston Middle
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Horace-Thompson who was
that school's nominee.


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introduced Eastside Elemen-
tary's Golden Apple Teacher,
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made a big impact on my life," she
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tary's Golden Apple Teacher Bar-
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Okeechobee News
At a summit held on Jan. 13,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) discussed the decline in
the fish population of Lake
Okeechobee with anglers, busi-
ness owners and biologists.
According to the press
release, the lack of aquatic vege-
tation, forage fish and sport fish
production spells big trouble for
the Lake Okeechobee fishery.
The FWC took 66 electrofish-
ing samples of largemouth bass
at different areas around the lake
in areas such as Harney Pond,
Fisheating Bay, Tin House Cove,
Indian Prairie Canal, Horse
Island, King's Bar, Cody's Cove
and J&S Fish Camp.
They took a lake-wide trawl
in 27 primarily open-water areas
such as Taylor Creek, Nubbin
Slough, the open water south of
the Pass, the shiner traps and the
open water out from Horse
Island for other species of fish
during the month of October.
Their findings are far from posi-
tive.
"We picked up the lowest
number of black crappie since
the program started in 1973,"
said Jon Fury, FWC South
Region freshwater fisheries
administrator, about their recent
trawl samples on the lake. "Our
capture rate of black crappie
larger than 8 inches was 25
times lower than average."
Recent electrofishing sam-
ples done around the lake in
October 2005 also show a lack
of baby -- or, "young-of-the-
year" bass which indicates a
poor reproduction rate for bass.
"We collected one young-of-
the-year bass in 16 hours of elec-
trofishing, which is startling,"
Mr. Fury said. "Following the
lake recession and drought in
2000, we collected 163 young-
of-the-year bass."
When asked what could be
done to save the lake, local FWC
biologist Don Fox stated, "There
is no short term solution. There
is too much water and too much
damage to the habitat for a short
term fix.
"What we need is several
years of ideal conditions such as
lower lake levels; good weather
conditions; and, the political
wheel to operate in such a way.
as to help the lake. We're going
to have to become extremely
restrictive on crappie limits. As
for the bass, they are not cur-
rently in as much danger as
crappies, but should still be
monitored closely," he added.
Information presented by Mr.
Fox included notable trawl
totals. In trawls performed
between 1988 and 1991 the dom-
inant species in the lake includ-
ed threadfin shad, bluegill, black
crappie, Florida gar, gizzard
shad, white catfish and redear
sunfish. The average number of
fish collected was 6,052 with an
average of 11.21 fish per minute
collected. The average number
of threadfin shad was 2,992 and
the average number of black
crappie being 2,037. The aver-
age weight of the crappies was
80.39(g).
In the trawl performed in
October 2005 the samples
changed dramatically. The dom-
inant species are now black
crappie, white catfish, channel
catfish, Florida gar, bluegill and


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Lake Okeechobee is popular with area residents and visitors. It has the reputation as being
among some of the best fishing spots in the nation. But, reports from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission's Freshwater Fisheries Summit on Jan. 13 are casting a
dark shadow over the future of the lake.


threadfin shad. The total num-
ber of fish collected was 1,145
with an average number of fish
collected per minute of 2.12.
The number of threadfin shad
had dropped to 80 and the aver-
age number of black, crappie
had dropped to 482. Their aver-
age weight had plummeted to
9.589(g). The drop in shad is
particularly alarming as they are
an important part of the crap-
pie's food chain.
According to the recent press
release, based on biologists'
experience from the past, they
expect the recovery of aquatic
vegetation and sport fish popula-
tions to be a multi-year process.
Because of this, the FWC Divi-
sion of Freshwater Fisheries
Management experts are dis-
cussing possible changes to bag
limits on sport fish including
crappie and bass in Lake Okee-
chobee.
Those who deal with the lake
have known there were prob-
lems with Lake Okeechobee for
several years, especially follow-
ing the past two hurricane sea-
sons. Some tournament direc-
tors such as HT3 Outdoors have.
already voluntarily taken steps to
help the bass population. HT3
president Pat Malone recently
dropped the amount of bass that
could be brought to the weigh-in
scale fromifite tq t,'e..
Bubba,)jelton .wo, along
with his wife Margaret, own Gar-
rard's Bait and Tackle Shop, has
seen a significant drop in the
number of crappie fishermen.
He is worried about the future of
the lake because it directly
affects his business.
"We need to have the lake
dropped to 10 feet and have it
done now. Then it needs to be
kept that low so that we get
some grass to grow on the bot-
tom," said Mr. Helton. "Crappie
need grass to spawn and there is
none. The lake has become a
pure mud hole. I've even seen a
drop in bass, and you can see by
the weights that are being
brought in at the bass tourna-
ments that there is a problem.
"You can thank South Florida
Water Management and the
Corps of Engineers for this mess.
We tried to tell them even before
the hurricanes that we had a
problem with the lake level, but
they wouldn't listen to us locals.
It's going to take help from those
who come here to fish and
spend money to get their atten-
tion, and we need the help as
soon as possible," he continued.


Shrimp are a vital part of the natural food chain in Lake Okee-
chobee and a favorite for largemouth bass. A few years ago
it was almost impossible to spot them in the open waters of
the lake. Now, they are in abundance which tells scientists
that there are fewer fish to eat them. These shrimp were
among those brought in during the FWC trawl in October.


Attempts to reach a represen-
tative of SFWMD were unsuc-
cessful as of press time.
Local angler and professional
guide Larry Wright felt that even
though the lake has some prob-
lems, there are still plenty of
bass to be caught. Mr. Wright
also said most bass, anglers are
policing themselves with the
"catch and release' program. .,
He did state ho\ elei, tlhati re


has seen a drop off in bass over
the last several months. But, .he
attributes that to the normal
slow down in fishing this time of
year.
"If we don't take care of the
habitat, there will be no fish,"
stated Mr. Fox. "The lake is so
muddy that plants won't grow.
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As a volunteer instructor for
the Trident Sea Cadet Program, I
try to make "KP" assignments a
more interesting by teaching the
cadets a little about nutrition. On
Saturday, I made homemade
chili for 36 teenage cadets plus
their adult instructors. I left two
crock pots filled with chili to
simmer while I ran some
errands. When I came back, I
noticed someone had disturbed
the pots.
"We added more garlic," a
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I was so proud.
Garlic is one nature's won-
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The healthful properties of
garlic have been known and
used for thousands of years and
medical studies have documents
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have medicinal value.
According to the American
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1,000 scientific studies have
proven the beneficial properties
of garlic.


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Life


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Garlic also contains a sub-
stance that is a natural blood
thinner which can help prevent
blood clots.
Garlic helps boost the
immune system, helping the
body's natural defenses fight
disease. Studies have indicated
that garlic consumption may
help reduce the risk of stomach
cancer and breast cancer.
If you are fond of the flavor of
garlic, it is easy to add flavor and
nutritional value to many foods.
I prefer fresh garlic, which I
saut6 in extra virgin olive oil
(EVOO for those who watch the
Food Network) and add to
soups, stews, Italian sauces and
chili. For convenience, garlic can
be purchased powdered (in the
spice aisle) or minced garlic .in


olive oil (that is in the produce
section). You can also purchase
minced garlic in water, but
frankly, I don't think that variety
has as much flavor.
Those who don't like the
taste or smell of garlic can take it
in supplement form.
The four-legged members of
your family can also benefit
from garlic. Mix garlic in canned
dog and cat food to help control
fleas. Mixing garlic into horse
feed can help protect them from
mosquitoes. Before adding gar-
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your veterinarian. Some animals
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react badly to changes in diet.
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your diet or exercise plan, con-
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that would otherwise be consid-
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Free English and
Spanish workshop
Free English and Spanish work-
shop at Centro Campesino on Sat-
urday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. must call to register at (561)
996-3988. Lunch will be provided.
Sorry, no kids allowed.
Children's crusade
Join us for a fabulous children's
crusade at First Baptist Church of
Clewiston Pre-school sixth grade.
Thursday, Feb. 23, join us for food
and a time of praise and worship 6-
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Make the
largest ice cream sundae 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 Joyville festival
games, games, and more games 10
a.m.- 12 a.m. The children's cru-
sade will conclude on Sunday
morning at Joyville. For those that
attend all the activities and bring a
friend there will be a prize. Our spe-
cial guest for the crusade will be
"Singing Grizzly. Mark your calen-
dar now and don't miss this great
crusade!
Hendry County
foodbank
Will be distributing commodi-
ties for the needy families in
Hendry County once every month
schedule as follows: Feb. 24, March


Chamber
Continued From Page 1
chamber and he got it
involved in so many things, and
so I want to make every effort to
make sure that that continues,"
Mr. Moore said. "As the town
grows, the chamber has to grow
too, or else we're not doing our
job and we're not representing


Vision
Continued From Page 1
opments, impact fees, transporta-
tion, cultural preservation and
development, parks, economic
activity, social programs, recre-
ation, education, and regional
activities.
Several large-scale ventures
were mentioned, such as an alter-
nate route around Clewiston for
traffic along U.S. 27; two bridges
in the area; four-lane expansion of
highway 80; expanded regional
medical and EMS services; and
even a regional airport, to serve
Clewiston and LaBelle.
A large number of ideas for the
future were undoubtedly very
closely attributable .to the experi-
ence of Hurricane Wilma. City-and
county administrators have been
vocal about the convenience and'
simplicity of underground place-
ment of utility lines for power and
telephone services, thus eliminat-
ing the vulnerability of a utilities
grid to severe weather conditions.
Also, many expressed a future
vision of a reduced number of
mobile homes. A great number of
mobile homes crumbled under


Water
Continued From Page 1
total price of the entire project.
With the deadline for securing a
new source of fresh potable water
for municipal services looming
closer by the day, the Clewiston
City Commission' held a special
meeting Jan. 31 to discuss interim
financing and possible other
means of allocating additional
funds for the water plant.
The city commissioners
approved the application for inter-
im financing for a total of more
than $16 million, to be loaned by
the Florida Municipal Power
Agency (FMPA) and the United
States Department of Agriculture
(USDA), both of whom have
already previously set forth grant
and loan funding for the initial $14
million approved for the project.
"Even if we weren't short of
funds, we would be doing this
same thing with FMPA because we
will have to arrange general financ-
ing anyway," said Mr. Johnson.
"USDA requires that, and they give
the take-out letter they give the
authority to do that," he said.
The, dramatic discrepancy
between the expected costs and
the actual bids was attributed in
part to the rise in costs of labor and
materials for construction agencies
resulting from the 2005 hurricane
season. Some analysts have point-
ed towards an estimated inflation
of 40 percent in overall construc-
tion costs in South Florida since
Hurricane Wilma, undoubtedly to
the great financial benefit of many
construction agencies.
The low bid for the construction
of the reverse osmosis water treat-
ment plant and transmission sys-
tems facility to be constructed
within the southern part of the city
was a bid of $13,295,000 by Widell,
Inc., to whom the city commission
voted to award the contract Jan.
31. Another bidder, John C. Kirlin,
Inc., submitted a bid of
$14,100,000.
The construction contract to
build a concentrate disposal injec-
tion well was bid for $4,943,153 by


17, April 21, May 26, June 23, July
21, August 25, September 22, Octo-
ber 27, November 17, December
15. Location Clewiston at St. Mar-
garet's Catholic Church, 208 N.
Dean Duff Ave, Clewiston Pick up
times are 12-3 p.m.
County Fair
The Hendry County Fair and
Livestock Parade will be held Satur-
day, March 18, at 11 a.m. Applica-
tions for the parade entries can be
obtained by calling Sara White-
head at (863) 983-6425 or Tammy
Hansen at (863) 228-3216. Dead-
line for parade entries will be partic-
ipating in the parade please call for
an entry form.
Miss Sugar 2006
The Miss Sugar 2006 Pageant
will be held April 8. Applications for
this pageant may be obtained from
the Clewiston Public Library,
Clewiston High School, Youth Cen-
ter or the Clewiston Camber of
Commerce. Deadline for entry is
Feb. 16. On that date there will be a
mandatory meting with the contest-
ants and their parents or guardian at
the Clewiston Inn, upper porch at 7
p.m. There must be a parent or,
guardian at this meeting, it is
mandatory. If you have any ques-
tions please call Pam Kelly at (863)
228-3041 or (863) 983-9512.


our businesses the way we need
to," he said.
The experience in radio
broadcasting has promised to be
a vital advantage to Mr. Moore,
as he becomes more closely
involved with the community
businesses.
"That's probably one of the
strong suits, when you get used
to talking to people on the radio,
and then you also get to meet


Sweet Taste of Sugar
help needed
The 20th Annual Sugar Festi-
val will be Saturday, April 22 and
the Sugar Festival Committee is
seeking a local club or group that
would be interested in managing
the Sweet Taste of Sugar Contest.
This would be an excellent
opportunity for active participa-
tion in this community event. For
additional information, please
contact Jeff Barwick at 228-2763.
Black Gold Festival
The annual Black Gold Festi-
val in Belle Glade will take place
April-8. Festivities will begin with
the 10 a.m. parade down Main
Street. Entries in the parade must
show up by 8:30 a.m. For more
information, call (561) 996-2298.
Chihuahua races
As part of the annual Black
Gold Jubilee, the annual Chi-
huahua races are also scheduled
for April 8. Race time is expected
to begin at 2 p.m. All entries must
have a clearance exam by Doctor
Noelle Savedoff, which are free
of charge to all contestants. Race
check-in begins at 1 p.m. For fur-
ther details, contact Doc Savvy at
(561) 996-5500.


people out in public and
that's the easy part, getting out
and talking to people," he said.
"You also want to make sure
you're representing them, and
doing so in the way they want to
be represented, and that is prob-
ably one of the most important
aspects of this job."
Having already grown accus-
tomed to attending public meet-
ings and being familiar with a


INI/Bill Fabian
A forum of community leaders, business owners, and a multi-
tude of concerned citizens attended Vision Hendry County
2015, a public workshop designed to build a vision of what cit-.
izens desire to see in Hendry County within the next decade.


the high winds of the hurricanes
of 2004, long before Hurricane
Wilma, and some citizens envi-
sion a higher percentage of
Hendry County residents living in
more affordable, safer, sturdier
single-family homes.
Monday's workshop at the
John Boy Auditorium was fol-
lowed by a similar meeting Tues-
day at the LaBelle Civic Center.
Both workshops, are designed to


Youngquist Brothers, Inc., to
whom the contract was awarded
by the city. Youngquist was the sole
bidder for drilling and construction
of the final concentrate disposal
injection wells for the water plant.
The city will expect to move
into a loan agreement with FMPA
for an $8 million short term loan,
which will supplement the current
project funding until the construc-
tion is complete. The city will also
ask for consideration by the USDA
to supplement the existing
$10,580,000 loan/grant funding
package by providing an additional
$8 million. The short term financ-
ing through FMPA would be estab-
lished as an interim measure to
allow the construction of the plant
to be made and secure a water
source for Clewiston's municipal
services.


establish a generalized list of
desires, interests and issues likely
to affect Hendry County in the
next 10 years. A follow-up meet-
ing at John Boy Auditorium is
scheduled to take place March 9,
at which time the list of pertinent
issues will be discussed in further
detail and prioritized to suit the
needs of Hendry County. A final
meeting is scheduled for April 13
at the LaBelle Civic Center. "


"The USDA indicated that our
situation is similar to a process that
happened in Ft. Pierce and in Ft.
Meade," said Mr. Johnson. "They
do two things number one, it is
an interim loan under the USDA
criteria, they know it's going to be
paid back through the proceeds
from the loan grant of FMPA at the
point at which construction is fin-
ished," he said. "They also put in
their language that secures utility
revenues, even though it is a gov-
ernment-backed loan," he said.
"We're doing it in a unique way,
because we're short of money."
The bonds to be used in the
water plant construction finance
program by the city were validated
in county court Monday, Feb. 6,
allowing the city to set a course for
plant construction that is expected
to be complete by July of 2007.


Notice to
senior citizens
Effective Jan. 1 an additional
$25,000 exemption on county
mileage only was made eligible to
persons age 65 years or older
whose household income does
not exceed the state allowance.
Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis. They are not auto-
matically renewable like the origi-
nal homestead exemptions.
Applications will be available
after Jan. 1. The deadline for
returning your application is
March 1, 2006 For additional
information please feel free to call
the LaBelle office at 675-5270 or
the Clewiston Office at 983-3178.
Homestead exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County property appraiser,
.announces that property owners
who have established a new per-
manent residence in Hendry
County, or have changed owner-
ship in any manner must make a
new application and qualify for
the $25,000 Homestead exemp-
tion. If you have established resi-
dency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need
additional information, please


great majority of community
leaders and volunteers is also a
great benefit to both Mr. Moore
and the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce.
"Sean is very intelligent and
energetic, and he brings a lot of
great ideas to the table," said Mr.
Barwick. "I think he can and will
do a great job at the chamber
and within the community," he
said.


Crew

Continued From Page 1
Association. "It is the combined
effort of the churches, service
organizations, government agen-
cies, all working for the good of the
community, specifically helping
the older citizens and lower
income families."
Pastor Hicks briefed the Clewis-
ton City Commission on the central
functions and intentions of the
CREW organization, including
goals for long-term recovery by
addressing the unmet needs of the
community, rebuilding and repair-
ing homes, and helping people liv-
ing in FEMA trailers find housing
solutions after the 18 months allo-
cated for temporary housing.
Among the earliest -actions of
the workforce is the coordination
of volunteer services for rebuilding
damaged properties. A needs
assessment team is expected to
arrive in early February, and CREW
has taken on the responsibility of
accommodating those volunteers
and to address the need for hous-
ing or lodging for them. Six more
volunteer groups are expected to
be coming in March, and will also
need housing or campsites.
Among the numerous immedi-
ate needs discussed by CREW
members are volunteers with spe-
cialized skills, such as plumbers or
electricians, as well as,the need to
determine which materials are
going to be needed to complete
the efforts. Liability issues must
also be addressed.
Initial trustees of the CREW
organization have been designated
as Chairperson Angel Ramos, Vice
Chairperson David McClusky, Sec-
retary Iva Pittman, and Treasurer
John Hicks.
A seminar to discuss training
and tools for disaster recovery will
coordinate CREW members and
community volunteers by present-
ing and discussing specialized
training components offered for
long term recovery organization.
The seminar will be held this week.


feel free to call the Clewiston
office at (863) 983-3178. Clewis-
ton office hours are 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our tem-
porary office is located at 100 E.
El Paso on the corner of El Paso
and Central.
Post hurricane help
First United Methodist Church
of Clewiston is coordinating sev-
eral work teams coming into
Clewiston to help with debris
removal, chainsaw work, placing.
roof tarps, or general labor needs
as a result of Hurricane Wilma. If
you have a non-financial need,
which we might help with, please
call 983-5269. Because of volume
and safety concerns, we may not
be able to address all requests,
but we will meet as many as pos-
sible. Priority will be given to the
elderly or incapacitated.
Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the
Workforce Innovation agency has
been forced to relocate. They are
currently in operation and are
located at 215 San Frisco Street.
Representatives from Children
and Family will also be present.
Hope Hospice
Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief
support in Clewiston for those
who have experienced the loss of
a loved one. For more informa-
tion, please call (239) 489-9149 or
toll-free (866) 983-7771.


Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
every Tuesday, and Friday, at 8
p.m. at the Community Presbyter-
ian Church 407 Royal Palm Ave.
Help for the needy
The community prayer wor-
ship will be giving food and per-
sonal items to the needy the 29th
of every month. For more informa-
tion call (561) 996-7276. Food can
be delivered to your home or
picked up from church at 141
Bond Street, Clewiston.
Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes
began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment 1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle,
Florida 33975. The class is a seven-
week course that will meet on
Wednesday. If you have any ques-
tions please call Lasheba at 674-
4056 Ext. 128.
Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of 12-2:30 p.m. You can con-
tact Tera or Linda at the Center for
Independent Living at (941) 766-
8333 in Charlotte County to find
out the days that they will be avail-
able in those areas.


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Tigers tame Gators; both teams enter playoffs


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Tigers are playing basketball
at a red hot pace right now as
they enter the 4A District 1'1 play-
offs on an 11-game winning
streak, having won its final three
regular season games against
rivals LaBelle, Pahokee, and
Glades Day.
On Jan. 26, Head Coach
Willie Lee and the Tigers trav-
eled to LaBelle High School to
avenge an early season loss in
December to the Cowboys. The
Tigers battled to overtime
against the resilient Cowboys,
and dominated the extra min-
utes on an 11-4 run to seal the
game.
The Tigers later hosted the
Pahokee Blue Devils, who have
struggled to keep players and
maintain a .500 winning per-
centage this season. The Tigers
trailed the Blue Devils 23-18 at
halftime, but overcame the
deficit with an impressive third
quarter run that put the Tigers
up by one point. Clewiston held


INI/Bill Fabian
Senior cheerleaders cheered their final game during the
Tigers vs. Gators basketball game on Saturday. (L-R) Keaton
Perry, Brooke Beatty, Bianca Sandoval, Jessica Rosen, Alex-
is Rodriguez, Brittany Pelham, Kadie Vita, Misty Garcia, and
Jennifer Bridgman. Not pictured: Courtney Ensor.
on to win 44-42. Glades Day. Led by Head Coach
The final regular season game Dick Schmidt, the Gators have
was a home match up against struggled as well, especially in its


own district, having lost to the
Tigers 60-43 earlier this year.
The Tigers opened the game
with explosive performances by
Johnny Jones and Aundra
Williams, both of whom scored
10 points each in the first half.
The Tiger big men (Jones is list-
ed at 6'5", Williams at 6'8") were
not without a strong supporting
cast, with Richard Pope also
scoring 10 points, Omar Smith
scoring eight, and Jamal Hubert,
Reggie Gray, and Jasper Hunter
with six points each.
Tied at halftime with 26
apiece, both teams continued to
fight into the second half.
That's when the Tigers began
to make their move.
After a dominant first half,
Jones and Williams stepped
aside to allow the speedy shoot-
ers to begin stockpiling buckets,
which resulted in a 19-6 third
quarter scoring effort led by
Pope. Gator scorers suffered
many turnovers, with the Tigers
stealing the ball seemingly every
other play.
Leading by 13 into the final


quarter, the Tigers coasted into
their eleventh straight victory
after scoring 15 and shutting
down the Gator offense.
The Tigers now enter the dis-
trict tournament and will face
South Ft. Myers. Coach Willie
Lee stressed to his players that
the playoffs are a whole new
ballgame.
"We can't forget that this is
no longer the regular season,
because now everybody's even
and it's do or die," said Coach
Lee. "I think we are good
enough, we know how to get the
job done, and all we have left to
do is execute," he said.
Gators enter
playoffs
The Gators put up a hard
fight, and had the Tigers on their
heels before halftime. Josh
McGregor led the Gator scoring
with 14 points, followed by
Justin Grogan with 12 points and
Andrew Joseph with seven. Point
guard McGregor was getting
pressured by the Clewiston
press, but eventually began to


Clewiston's Kris Smith wins Lake Area Varsity


District 12 IA Championship


CLEWISTON Kris Smith was
the only district champion from
this year's small Tiger squad, but
with only seven total grapplers
wrestling in the Districts, six
came home placing for the
regional competition this week
at Golden Gate.
It was very competitive for
the Tiger wrestlers with every-
one in the District having full
man squads, with .the exception
of the Tigers whose seven-man
squad made up the team. The
following action took place at
last weekend's district champi-
onship tournament:
112-weight class Byron
Holmes defeated by Palmetto
Ridge in the championship
round leaving Holmes with a
2nd place effort while qualifying
for regional competition.
119-weight class Jared
Bacallao was also defeated by
Palmetto Ridge with a 12-7 deci-
sion leaving him with a 2nd
place in the districts while assur-
ing a place at .regionals.
125-weight class Brandon
Caulkins was defeated by Gold-
en Gate and finished fourth in
the district tournament, qualify-


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Clewiston's Kris Smith
claimed the district champi-
onship title and now pre-
pares to conquer regional
competition. Smith the was
only Tiger grappler to claim
the top spot at last week-
end's district tournament,
most qualified for regionals.
ing him for the regional tourna-
ment.
135-weight class Joey Cordo-
va defeats G. Bone from LaBelle
to finish third and guaranteeing
further post season action at


regionals.
140-weight class Kris Smith,
seeded number one at districts,
went head to head with C.
Hadley of Palmetto Ridge who
was the number two seed, and
Smith wins with an 11-4 deci-
sion and was, crowned District
Champion.
160-weight class Alton
Edmonds is defeated by Palmet-
to Ridge, but brought home 2nd
place and a secure trip to region-
als.
Overall, Palmetto Ridge won
the team district championship,
followed by a remarkable full
squad of LaBelle Cowboys who
secured the number two spot.
LaBelle put on an outstanding
performance en route to taking
second.
These six Clewiston Tiger
grapplers will head to Golden
Gate Friday for Regionals to see
who will remain and who will
go onto the State Finals in Lake-
land the following week.
Regionals is a two-day event
starting at 10 a.m. Friday and fin-
ishing with championship
rounds at 7 p.m. on Saturday.


Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The spring sports
season is upon us. To have your
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schedule listed, please contact the
schools directly and ask them to
cooperate in submitting this infor-
mation to us.
Winter Sports
Schedules

Wrestling
Feb. 10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland
Spring Sports
Schedules

Glades Day
Baseball
Feb. 14: At Clewiston 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 16: At Seminole Ridge 7 p.m.
Feb. 17: Hosts Jupiter Christian 3:30
p.m.
Feb. 21: At King's Academy 4 p.m.
Feb. 23: Hosts Benjamin 3:30 p.m.
March 1: Hosts American Heritage


(Delray) 3:30 p.m.
March 7: At Jupiter Christian 7 p.m.
March 9: At Summit Christian 3:30 p.m.
March 11: Hosts St. Edwards 1 p.m.
March 13: At Dwyer7 p.m.
March 16: Hosts King's Academy 4
p.m.
March 17: At St. Edwards 7 p.m.
March 28: At American Heritage (Del-
ray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christian 4 p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4 p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1 p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge 4 p:.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7 p.m.
Softball
Feb. 9: At Clewiston 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
Feb. 15: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
Feb. 17: At Okeechobee 7p.m.
Feb. 21: Hosts King's Academy 4 p.m.
Feb. 24-25: At Park Vista tourney
Feb. 27: At Summit Christian 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 28: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
March 2: At Jupiter Christian 4 p.m.
March 7: Hosts Summit Christian 4 p.m.
March 9: At King's Academy 4:30 p.m.
March 17-18: At South Florida Slam
Fest 2006
March 28: Hosts Jupiter Christian 4 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore tournament
April 18-21: District championship tour-
nament


find lanes through the defenders.
Grogan, a formidable three-point
shooter, shot three buckets from
outside the three-point line.
The Gators also enter district
playoffs this week, and will face
King's Academy.
"We split the season series
against King's Academy, and I
think we can have a good game
against them," said Coach
Schmidt. "We beat them, and
then they beat us, so there will
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SPORTS 15


.i Boccanfuso signs letter with Tusculum


Submitted to INI
William Griffin, pictured here with his father, John, proudly
displays a poster of his new collegiate home, Colgate Col-
lege, after signing his letter of intent Feb. 1.


Griffin inks deal


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE Andrew Boc-
canfuso looked intently at the col-
lege papers spread out before him
in the Glades Day High School
library, reading and re-reading the
material with his parents before
signing his name to the docu-
ments.
He was getting ready to make
perhaps the biggest decision of his
life and he wanted to make sure
that it was everything he had hoped
for.
It was. With his parents looking
on, Andrew signed the papers. As a
result, he will be traveling in the fall
to Tusculum College in Tennessee
on an academic and football schol-
arship.
"I'm excited," he said last
Wednesday while preparing for the
next step. "It's a nice campus."
Karen, his mother, was just as
excited. "He made a decision and
I'm happy," she said.
According to his coaches,
Andrew has worked hard to get to
where he is, named the captain of
the football team for his dedication
and ability to work well with other
players throughout the years. He's
been faithful in his drive to succeed,
and his coaches are glad to have
known him and are happier that he
will be moving on to bigger and
better things.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Andrew Boccanfuso, center, is joined by his parents and
coaches as he signs a letter of intent with Tusculum College
in Tennessee.


"He's very respectful, we've
never had a problem with him,"
said Eric Pitts, one of Andrew's
coaches. "Every time you send a
kid like him out there, you're
proud."
His father, John, is humble in
taking credit for introducing
Andrew to the sport and playing
with him. "He had a drive of his
own to play," he said of his son,
who has played football since the
age of six.


When asked about this grades,
Andrew said shyly, "They're pretty
good, all As and Bs." Of all the sub-
jects in school, he favors math
more so than any other class in
school, a fact that pleasantly
shocked his mother. Andrew's GPA
is 3.37.
Manny Perez, principal of
Glades Day, noted how nice it is to
have students excel in athletics as
well as academics. "It's a great feel-
ing knowing that one of your stu-


dents will go on to the next level,"
said Mr. Perez. "Each year, you're
hoping that his happens."
According to the principal, the
school averages about two sign-
ings a year. For a small program, it
is a remarkable feat, he said. While
he hopes that the school will be
successful in getting at least one
more student to sign with a college
this year, he remains satisfied with
the achievement of his students.
"It's a proud moment for the
school and me," Mr. Perez said.
Boccanfuso proved himself to
be a viable asset on the gridiron,
emerging as an all-around threat
for the Gator's passing game.
While the Gator air campaign suf-
fered somewhat this year due to
key injuries at the quarterback posi-
tion, Boccanfuso remained a viable
threat from this tight end position.
The tight end position has blos-
somed over recent years from
more of an extra lineman who gets
an occasional toss, to a more viable
receiver position and Boccanfuso
certainly fits the modern day image
even though his downfield block-
ing skills were not something any
defensive back would look forward
to. But Boccanfuso's deep threat
ability made him a viable offensive
weapon for the Gators over the last
few years and his overall hands,
skills, and attitude will be sorely
missed on the Gator gridiron.


to Colgate


CLEWISTON William Grif-
fin, son of local engineer and
builder (and 1974 CHS gradu-
ate), John Griffin, has signed a
letter of intent to play defensive
cornerback for Colgate College
in New York State.
Colgate College, a member of
the academically prestigious
Patriot League, is nationally rec-
ognized for outstanding acade-
mia as well as physical prowess
on the football field. Their foot-
ball team has won their confer-
ence nearly every year and the
Division Championship four out
of the five last years..
William's 3.5 grade point
average, combined with endur-
ing athletic ability such as his 50-
second mile, helped him earn a
full educational and athletic
scholarship for Fall 2006.
William is thrilled for an oppor-
tunity to advance, his .caliber of
play to the collegiate level, espo-


cially in a position that requires.
such extraordinary athletic
defensive skills.
"Of all the personal and pro-
fessional accomplishments I've
achieved in my life, from gradu-
ating from the University of Flori-
da to designing and patenting
one of the most energy efficient
methods of construction in the
United States they all fail to
compare with the indescribable
feeling of pride I feel for my son
and his accomplishments, both
mentally and physically. He's a
self-driven young man who has
already achieved many of his
long-time dreams and -there's
nothing more rewarding than
seeing all his hard work and cul-
tivated ability pay off for him,"
said John.
"There are no words to
express just how proud our.
entire family is of him," he con-
.tinued.,


Sports in Brief


Youth baseball and
softball sign ups
MOORE HAVEN The Glades
County Youth Association is
announcing sign ups for this year's
youth baseball and softball sea-
sons. Sign ups will be Feb. 11 and
Feb. 18 at the city ball fields from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. A registration fee
of $35 is required for the first child
and the fee is $25 for each child
thereafter. For more information,
call (863) 227-1201.
Youth baseball and
softball try outs
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball tryouts
will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at
the Big Quad.
Tryouts for the boys are as fol-
lows:
7-8 Pitching Machine 9-10:30
a.m.


9-10 year olds 11 a.m.-12:30
p.m.
11-12year olds- 1-2:30 p.m.
13-15 year olds 3-4:30 p.m.
Tryouts for girls are as follows:
7-9 year old Pitching Machine
-9-10:30 a.m.
10-12 year olds 11:00 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
13-15year olds- 1-2:30 p.m.
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Huggins signs with the FAU Owls


By Bill Fabian

MOORE HAVEN Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High School
senior Rod Huggins signed a let-
ter of intent to attend and play
football for the Florida Atlantic
Uni ersity o:,n Wednesday, Feb. 1.
The senior played quarterback
for the Terriers, and hopes to
make an impact on the college
level as a safety.
"I'm very proud to represent
this community at FAU," :said
Huggins. "I'm going to play hard,
wherever they need me to play."
He plans to stud'\ sports man-
agement at the university, and
looks forward to being close to
home.
"It's a privilege for him, and
for the family to watch him play,"
said Huggins' father, Felton. "He
will also represent the communi-
ty, and he'll be a lot closer to us
here being in Boca Raton," he
said.
Huggins had also been recruit-
ed by Southern Illinois, and the
family had visited the school
before National Signing Da\.
when Huggins signed with FAU.
Huggins also will receive a full
scholarship to play at FAU, with
an athletic scholarship award of
$12,178.
Coach Andy Ringstaff praised
the talented young athlete.
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Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School senior Rod Huggins
signed a letter of intent to attend and play football for the
Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday, Feb. 1, alongside
his father Felton (left) and mother Wanda (right).


right things, and he's heard me
say that many times before," said
C6ach Ringstaff. "Even when
nobody's looking, Rod knows
how to do the right thing, and
I'm awfully proud of him."
Huggins has been a standout
players since he donned a Terrier
uniform and his overall athletic
prowess launched him into the
lead position as Moore Haven's
quarterback. The Terriers strug-
gled overall behind an offensive
line that kept Huggins running
for his life for a good part of the
season, but Huggins sheer ath-
leticism made him a threat to


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Birding field trip at the Okaloacoochee slough park


FELDA, FL The Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry will host an after-
noon birding field trip at the
Okaloacoochee Slough State For-
est. We will be guiding people
through distinct habitats on Feb.
25, starting at 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The tour will offer the visitor an


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced Feb. 2, that
his department, along with the
assistance of other state and fed-
eral agencies and six counties,
will begin baiting operations on
February 14 to reduce the inci-
dence of rabies along the highly
populated Interstate 4 corridor
south of Orlando.
Officials will distribute about
700,000 bait packs containing an
oral rabies vaccine from fixed-
wing aircraft, helicopters and
trucks starting Feb. 14 and con-
tinuing for two to three weeks.
The bait attracts raccoons, which
are the primary carriers of rabies
in Florida.
"Our goal is to control rac-
coon rabies in this highly popu-
lated area," Mr. Bronson said.
"We are attempting to establish a
*zone of immunized raccoons."
The six counties in which bait
will be dropped are Hernando,
Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, Polk
and Sumter. Officials in those
counties, as well as those from
the Florida Department of Health
and the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Wildlife Service, will
assist Bronson's department in
the program. The 1-4 corridor
program is being funded by a


opportunity to learn about our
land management practices and
recreation sites. It will also be a
great opportunity for birders of all
levels to see first hand some of the
great southwest Florida raptors
and wading birds. Okaloacoochee
Slough State Forest, located in


grant from USDA.
This will be the fourth year of
distributing oral rabies vaccine
from the west coast of the 1-4 cor-
ridor to U.S. Highway 27. In all,
some 2,957 square miles will be
treated.
Residents are asked to leave
bait packs alone and to keep pets
confined as much as possible
during the baiting period. While
the bait is not harmful to pets,
officials want to make sure that
there are a sufficient number of
them to treat the raccoons. The
bait poses no particular hazard to
humans either, but officials sug-
gest that anyone who handles
the material, especially the red
liquid vaccine portion in the mid-
dle of the bait, wash their hands
thoroughly with soap and water.
The bait will come in two
forms:.The traditional version is a
matchbook-size fish meal block
containing a liquid oral rabies
vaccine inside. A new type of bait
is a small sachet similar in size to
a ketchup condiment packet that
will have an attractant applied to
its exterior to encourage rac-
coons to bite into the vaccine.
For more information, resi-
dents are encouraged to call their
local Health Departments or a
toll-hotline at 1-866-4USDA WS
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western Hendry and northeastern
Collier Counties, comprised
32,039 acres.
Many of the natural communi-
ties located in south Florida can be
found on the forest. There are
eight distinct natural communities
currently identified with mesic flat-


woods and swale making up
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habitat. This unique natural sys-
tem provides a large roaming area
of contiguous habitat for a variety
of wildlife. The Okaloacoochee
Slough includes a 13,381-acre
swale that carries water through


the forest to the north and south,
and provides a haven for wading
birds.
Visitors of all ages are invited to
experience the Okaloacoochee
Slough State Forest and learn
about birds and other wildlife. The
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Crist endorsed by Broward Republican


TALLAHASSEE Charlie Crist,
attorney general and candidate for
Governor, graciously received the
endorsement of the Broward
Republican Executive Committee.
Broward County has the second
largest population of Republican
voters in the state and more than
1.5 million residents.
"I am honored and humbled by
the endorsement of the Broward
Republican Executive Committee
which represents such an impor-
tant part of our great state," said


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extraordinary growth over the
years and as Florida's next Gover-
nor I look forward to working with
local officials to ensure Broward's
prosperity continues."
Shane Strum, Chairman of the
Broward Republican Executive
Committee added, "The member-
ship overwhelming voted to
endorse Charlie Crist for Governor.
The Broward Republican Party will
do all we can to ensure Charlie
Crist becomes this state's next


Republican Governor."
This unprecedented endorse-
ment by the Broward Republican
Executive Committee follows the
endorsements of the Pasco and
Pinellas Republican Executive Com-
mittees. In addition, the Charlie Crist
for Governor Campaign has been
endorsed by the Police Benevolent
Association, the Fraternal Order of
Police, the Florida Nurses Associa-
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February is the American heart month


TALLAHASSEE In efforts to
support American Heart Month,
the Florida Department of Health
(DOH) joins the American Heart
Association (AHA) and National
Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
(NHLBI) in recognizing National
Wear Red Day on February 3.
"National Wear Red Day is a
great opportunity to educate
women in Florida and inform
them about prevention of heart
disease and heart attacks," said
DOH Deputy Secretary for Health
and State Public Health Nursing
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A.R.N.P. "We urge Floridians to
join us in promoting healthy
hearts."
Heart disease is the number
one cause of death for women
over the age of 25. For many


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heart disease is a heart attack.
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toms of a heart attack and how
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In 2004, heart attacks were the
leading cause of death for
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ly as mild pain or discomfort. The
most common warning signs for
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e Chest discomfort Uncom-
fortable pressure, squeezing, full-
ness or pain in the center of the
chest. The discomfort may be
mild or severe, may last a few min-
utes or may come and go.
Upper body discomfort -
Pain or discomfort in one or both


arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath This
may occur along with or without
chest discomfort.
Other symptoms Nausea,
light-headedness or cold sweats.
Women are somewhat more
likely than men to experience
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symptoms, particularly shortness
of breath, vomiting, nausea and
back or jaw pain. Please follow
the tips below if you think you or
someone else may be having a
heart attack:
It's crucial to act quickly to
prevent disability or death.
Call 911 immediately to get
help right away. Emergency per-
sonnel can begin treatment to
help stop a heart attack before
you even get to the hospital.


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HAGUE, FL. As the nation
looks to agriculture for renew-
able fuels from crops and other
sources, University of Florida
researchers have developed a
manure management system
that produces energy, saves
valuable nutrients for fertilizer,
cuts greenhouse gas emissions
and stops offensive odors.
"It's an environmentally
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renewable energy and protects
the environment."
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concern about the. proper stor-
age, treatment and utilization of
manure. Without proper man-
agement, animal manure can
get into groundwater supplies,
and odor problems can irk near-
by residents.
"The key to our waste man-
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digestion that relies on microor-
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manure into methane gas,"
Wilkie said. "Anaerobic
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under oxygen-free conditions,
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to treat the waste."
She said anaerobic digesters
can process five to 10 times
more waste than aerobic sys-
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enclosed to keep oxygen out,
anaerobic digestion keeps odors
in. Odors, flies and pathogens'
are reduced by as much as 95


"It's an environmentally friendly solution for
an unpleasant housekeeping task. It's not
often that one technology can solve several
major problems, but our innovative animal
manure management system is a sustainable
option for dairies and other livestock operations
that produces renewable energy and protects
the environment."
Ann Wilkie,
an associate research professor with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.


percent.
With anaerobic digestion, the
methane produced can be used
to heat water or generate elec-
.tricity, eliminating greenhouse
gas emissions that contribute to
global warming. Nutrients such
as nitrogen and phosphorus can
be recovered and used to fertil-
ize crops.
To demonstrate the technolo-
gy at a working dairy farm, a
large-scale anaerobic digester at
UF's 500-cow Dairy Research
Unit in Hague is now generating
biogas from manure flushed
from animal barns and milking
parlors. The patented waste
treatment technology is being
made available for licensing by
UF's Office of Technology
Licensing.
About 40 cubic feet of
methane per day can be pro-
duced from the waste bf each
dairy cow, Wilkie said. Each
cubic foot of methane has about
1,000 BTUs, which adds up to a
huge amount of uisable energy.
A British Thermal Unit is the
amount of heat needed to raise
the temperature of water by one
degree Fahrenheit.
Art Darling, executive direc-
tor of Sunshine State Milk Pro-
ducers Inc. in Orlando, said
although methane technology is
not cheap, it can solve important
energy and environmental prob-
lems on Florida dairy farms. .


Darling said the UF system
takes advantage of the fact that it
is less expensive to move liquid
containing manure than moving
dry manure solids. The anaero-
bic digester processes manure
from the large volumes of water
used to flush waste from animal
holding areas at the dairy.
Because manure flushed
from these areas is so diluted by
water, only two types of anaero-
bic digesters are practical for
Florida dairies covered lagoons
and fixed-film digesters, Wilkie
said. Covered lagoons require
large land areas, gas-tight covers
and careful sealing to prevent
nutrients from leaching into
groundwater. By contrast, the
fixed-film anaerobic digester at
Hague is a 100,000-gallon tank
that has a relatively small foot-
print, which can be a real plus
when local land-planning issues
are a concern, she said.
."In covered lagoons, which
are less efficient than fixed-film
anhaerobicdigesters, the digestive
bacteria float around, making
only random contact with the
manure particles," Wilkie said.
"In fixed-film digesters, the bac-
terial growth occurs on the sur-
faces of the internal media that
the waste must flow over, there-
by assuring frequent contact. In
this way, higher volumes of
wastewater can be processed."
She said a fixed-film digester


can process flushed manure in
two to three days compared to
30 to 40 days for a covered
lagoon. Generally, the fixed-film
design is suitable for any live-
stock manure that is diluted with
water for transport or process-
ing, such as dairy and swine
waste.
The by-products of anaerobic
digestion liquid fertilizer and
compost reduce the need for
synthetic fertilizers and soil con-
ditioners that are produced
using less sustainable methods,
providing a cost savings as well
as environmental benefits,
Wilkie said.
Anaerobic digestion reduces
the potential for global warming
in two ways, she said. First, by
capturing biogas, anaerobic
digestion can reduce natural
emissions of methane, a potent
greenhouse gas. Second, when
anaerobic digestion produces
renewable fuel to replace fossil
fuels such as coal, oil and natu-
ral gas, production of carbon
dioxide from burning those fos-
sil fuels is avoided.
Another advantage of anaero-
bic digestion is that it produces
very little sludge, which requires
further processing and disposal.
With aerobic treatment, up to 50
percent of the organic matter
from the waste is converted to
sludge.
The anaerobic digester also
lowers the levels of pathogens;
starvation and competition with
other microorganisms help kill
pathogens that might be in the
manure, Wilkie said.
David Armstrong, farm man-
ager at the UF dairy unit in
Hague, said the fixed-film anaer-
obic digester has been operating
successfully for five years, and
some of the methane produced
is used to heat water for the
milking parlor. He said the
digester is "farmer friendly"
because it is easy to operate and
maintain.


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TALLAHASSEE Charlie
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didate for governor, announced
his countywide organizational
structure in Palm Beach County.
The committee includes several
well-recognized business and
community leaders many
who were involved in the
Bush/Cheney campaign.
"The strength of our grass roots
committee in Palm Beach will be
an asset to our campaign," said


Crist. "I am honored to have their
support and know that they will
work hard to spread my message
of hope, safety and opportunity."
The Charlie Crist for Governor
Palm Beach County organizational
committee includes:
Honorary Chairman Karen Mar-
cus, County Commissioner, Palm
Beach County Chairman Beth
Kigel, member of the Palm Beach
County Republican Executive
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Domestic Security Public Awareness Campaign


"Informed, Prepared, Protect-
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paign Florida Department of Law
Enforcement special agent in
charge E.J. Picolo and Collier
County Sheriff Don Hunter the
Chairpersons for the Southwest
Florida Domestic Security Task
Force, and Lee County Sheriff Mike
Scott today joined state and local
public safety agencies in Fort Myers
to unveil "Informed, Prepared, Pro-
tected," a new statewide, research-
based public awareness campaign
designed to help citizens better pro-
tect themselves and their families in
the event of a terrorist incident.
The announcement was made
on the same day that Gov. Jeb
Bush, Florida's Cabinet officers,
agency heads and law enforce-
ment officials conducted the fourth
annual emergency management
"tabletop" exercise at the State
Emergency Operations Center in
Tallahassee. The exercise includes


a simulated disaster scenario.
"Florida's Domestic Security
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to prevent a terrorist attack from
occurring," Special Agent in
Charge Picolo said.
'Although there are no specific
threats to Florida, the overall threat
of terrorism is real and Floridians
must work together to ensure we
are prepared in the event some-
thing does occur."
The multimedia Informed, Pre-
pared, Protected campaign's
design is based on research that
included focus groups and a tele-
phone survey of 400 Floridians.
The research found that most peo-
ple feel there is nothing they can do
to prepare for a terrorist attack. But
once they learn the steps they can
take, they are more likely to create
their own disaster plan.
Those steps include:
Having a disaster supply kit on
hand year round. The kit should
include food and water for seven


days, and medical supplies.
Deciding ahead of time where
family members will meet should
they be separated when disaster
strikes.
Choosing a single, out-of-
state point of contact for family
and friends in case communica-
tions systems are disrupted.
The Informed, Prepared, Pro-
tected campaign's outreach com-
ponents include:
A web site at www.MySafe
Florida.org
Television public service
announcements in English and
Spanish
Radio public service
announcements in English, Span-
ish and Creole
Outdoor advertising includ-
ing billboards, shopping mall
boards, and bus shelter boards
Printed brochures in English
and Spanish.
"The citizens of Lee County
are well aware of the destruction


and hardships that fall upon us
after enduring the past two hurri-
cane seasons. We need to pre-
pare for the possibility of a terror
attack much like we do for hurri-
cane season. I ask everyone in
Lee County to become informed
through this campaign so we will
all be better prepared and protect-
ed," said Lee County Sheriff Mike
Scott.
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2001, FDLE has been deeply
engaged in the coordination of
domestic security issues and
responses in our state as well as
working to foster a positive and
functional relationship with feder-
al offices responsible for safe
guarding our nation. Under the
direction of Gov. Bush, FDLE cre-
ated seven Regional Domestic
Security Task Forces (RDSTF).
The statewide domestic security
strategy of the RDSTFs is organ-
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* Genuine Country Feel! It's relaxing just being
at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar
wood walls and ceilings, stone'fireplace, new
roof, super large workshop with RV parking.
Majestic Live Oaks make the acreage feel like a
park. you owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.


* Genuine Country Feel! It's relating just being
at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar
wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new
roof, super large workshop with RV parking.
Majestic Live Oaks make the acreage feel like a
park. you owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.
* SELLER MOTIVATEDI Enjoy gentle country
mornings sitting in the screened lanai of this
4BR/2B cedar home. This magnificent 3+/-
acresIl ? W orsat t es a
40x40c l iB to more.
Located in Alva, you're only minutes away from
city shopping or small town dining. Only
$299,900.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME! Extra
effort to design and build a lasting quality home
makes this NEW Home totally eclipse the oth-
ers! Don'u lntYu 'veexamined this beau-
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the master suite featuring his and her closets,
his and her sinks, walk-in shower plus separate
tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced tea out
on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing breeze.
$229,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
home is being currently used as a rental. Future zon-
ing plan is commercial. Live in or use as a rental.
Convert home into an office for future use. $99,000.


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HOMES:
$550,000 PRICE REDUCED! 4BD/3BA
home on 1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer
ceilings, a sound proof studio, moveable island in
kitchen and an above ground pool just to name a
few of the luxuries that this beautiful home
offers. There is also a 1+/- acre adjoining lot avail-
able.
$155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a
completely fenced in yard and an above ground
pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $850,000 Mini ranch in Alva.
This 3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and
includes bams, ponds & much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in
Muse sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home fea-
tures an addition with it's own entrance and much
more. The property has a pond with an island and
bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse
which rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and
roof. Property is also fenced with a shed and
pond.
* $120,500 3BD/2BA manufactured home
located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club. This
home is brand new and under construction! This


* Kids driving you crazy? More space can help!
Escape to a private master bedroom with
retreat room and garden tub! Features 4 bed-
rooms, laundry room and a large Family room
with fireplace. Located on 1.25 acres. Get some
peace in this 2300 sq. ft. family friendly home!
Home is a 2005 and a bargain at $154,900.
* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be
sure to check out the huge horse barn and
workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
shop. Lower your blood pressure! $189,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile,
textured walls & spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
fenced with outbuildings. Features a huge mas-
ter suite, ceramic tile, built in cabinets and
much more. Only $175,000.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home in Immokalee.
Features new carpet and vinyl and fenced cor-
ner lot. Listed at only $155,900.
* 2.5 acres in southern Pioneer. A great week-
end get-a-way or country home. Bring all offers,
to this motivated seller. $149,900.
* 2BR/2B manufactured home on .25+/- acres
of laod in North LaBelle. Perfectfor a first time
buyer or investor. Only $54,900.


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past


is the time to invest! Call now for completion
date.
* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/-
acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country living
year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under
construction! This mobile home is located in the
Moore Haven Yacht Club. The perfect weekend
getaway or winter home. Call now for completion
date.
* $112,500 2BD/2BA New Construction in the
Moore Haven Yacht Club. The Moore Haven
Yacht Club is a 55+/- "ownership" park. Call
today for completion date!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
The mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is
surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* JUST REDUCED $64,900 3BD/2BA manu-
factured home on .20+/- acres.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000- Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/-
acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized
with clean bill of health.


well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80
in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 exist-
ing entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and
electric. Time's on your side in this investment!
$2,750,000.
* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially cleared
& ready for your dream home. This property has
a well, septic, electric & an older mobile home for
rental income. Priced at only $40,000 per acre.
m The oortunies are edless! Bin our invest-
ment dM RA i bXTvv 27
ftiotage, Next to water plant. Property was cleared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $750,000.
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $219,900.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Alre ad tt' erty.
Enjoy Ou !tyivwg olnut ti omnown.
Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover. Priced
at only $95,000.
.* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private and seclud-
ed 2+/- acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER
1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
the dream lot for your new home look no fur-
ther. Located in the sought after Belmont S/D
in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream
come true. Only $84,900.


* PRICE REDLiCED $949,000D lii+ Hardio
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* $349,000 5.7b+/- acres on a tropical setting
in Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of
exotic fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's
home are located on the property,. Home is to be
sold "as is."
* $272,000 -10+/- acres with pines; a pond and
shed.
* $165,000 1.2i,g~~ I oak filled lot
on a cul-de-sac strea.tree ny"a few lots left
in this quiet neighborhood.
* $135 000 REDUCED! Th4.70+/-acres. e
perfect [X&t 9 BdE T # Tperty
is secluded, yet close to town.
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura.
There is a single wide mobile home included with
the property. The mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more informa-
tion about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The
lots have been nicely maintained and are close to
everything in LaBelle
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots avail-
able in 55 and older Community located in Moore
Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
IAND LEHIGH ACRES


* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
@ only $72,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot foryour dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
Outside LaBelle limits but only minutes from
town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
acreage close to LaBelle. $46,900.







* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrail use. Currently is fully rented out to
3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and.
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this com-
mercial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home
for rental income could multiply your invest-
ment! Grab this site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon-
ing to Business. $119,900.


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Weekends. 95% No Touch
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Earn up to $1.21/mile. Inter-
ested? Call ,Daryl
(800)274-4110.
CSR
Needed for Clewiston
Insurance Agency. Bi-lingual
is a plus. FL Insurance 220
or 214 Licenses needed.
(863)233-3099
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


DENTAL ASSISTANTS
with receptionist skills,
experience 3 years and up,
traveling must not be a
problem. $10 per hour and up.
Offices in Belle Glade and
West Palm
Call 561-689-5028
Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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Assistant Chemist
$15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Collect, deliver, prepare and perform labora-
tory analysis to control the refinery process such as but not
limited to Brix, pH, Color, Sediment, etc.
Responsibilities:
*Perform simple analysis and operate laboratory equipment.
*Maintain equipment and work area in accordance with CGMP
*Participate in training sessions related to the position.
*Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Production/Maintenance Technician
(Environmental & Safety)
$15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Ensures the safe and proper disposal of haz-
ardous and solid waste.
Responsibilities:
*..".ects chemical and fuel containment areas, fire extin-
guishers, petroleum and chemical spill kits, signage, etc.
Operates powered industrial truck.
Performs routine environmental and safety and inspections.
Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Note: in order to be considered for the above opportunities,
you must complete the Trades Operator Selection Test (TOST).
Test preparation materials are available in the Clewiston, Paho-
kee, Belle Glade and South Bay public libraries.
Please stop in at our employment office and schedule a test
date after completing an application. We are located on W C
Owen Ave. in the last building on the left prior to entering the
plant.
Administrative Assistant
(accounting skills)
If you are analytical and enjoy a variety of challenging duties,
please explore US Sugar. We are seeking a candidate that can
analyze and compile statistical data while working in a dynamic
team environment. For immediate consideration, please email
you resume to mnelson@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-3186
United States Sugar Processing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are en-
couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace and per-
form pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Central County Water Control District is
now accepting applications for a Club-
house Maintenance Person. This is a full
time position with full benefits. Must be
able to work flexible hours, nights and
weekends, some holidays. This is a drug
free workplace. Apply in person at the
Montura Clubhouse, located at 255 N.
Hacienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.

HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Building Inspector One for the Labelle office and one for the
Clewiston office. Must have graduated from accredited two-
year college in building construction; five years responsible ex-
perience in building activities; or an equivalent
combination of training and experience.
Field Service for Pt LaBelle Utilities. A valid drivers license
is required.
All positions are full-time with medical benefits, retirement, sick
and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Job descriptions and applications can be obtained in the
Satellite Office in Clewiston and the Courthouse in LaBelle in
the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free.
Applicants needing assistance in the application process
should contact HR.

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Competitive pay, 401K, medical, dental.
Walk in to apply at AGE Hardware,
310 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.
Please ask for Nevin or Jordan.


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.


FLORIDA WATER
TREATMENT
Needs outside sales person.
Some office work & clean-
ing. Commission, car
allowance and more.
Call (863)983-1341 or
599-5900.

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Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
February 1,2006
Mechanic Class B
SALARY RANGE: $9.00- $12.70 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Repair and routine maintenance on all
county equipment, including the shop facility. Applicant must
be able to clean and organize the shop facility. Applicant must
be able to prepare legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Applicant must be able to work
with road crews doing various jobs when necessary. Applicant
may be required to perform labor duties such as shovel, rake,
trim trees or lay sod. Applicant must provide safe conditions
for employees and the general public and perform any work
necessary to protect Glades County's interest.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be ca-
pable of safely and efficiently operating any county equipment.
Applicant must have the ability to lift up to 1DO lbs. and have
the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work out-
side for long periods of time in various weather conditions.
Applicant must possess knowledge and skill in the operation of
automotive repair tools, and must be capable of learning to use
diagnostic equipment. Applicant must be able to work flexible
hours and overtime when necessary. Applicant must possess
a minimum of one year experience in automotive repair.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equiva-
lent. Applicant must possess a valid Class A Florida Commer-
cial Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.
Applicant must be able to pass a screening test for illegal
drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday

CLOSING DATE: February 13, 2006 at 5:00 p.m..
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace

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Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven & Okeechobee
Temporary Utility Person
Two part time positions, flexible working hours.
Preferred skills or talents in Customer Communication,
Computers, and General Office work. High school
diploma or GED is required and bi-lingual is a plus.
Employee Application can be picked up at the
Moore Haven Office, 1190 US Hwy 27 E,
or the Okeechobee Office, 111 SW Park Street.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Big Cypress Reservation
Work with Family Services and Education
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. Bachelors degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477

Seminole Tribe of Florida Health Department
has opening for a Medical Social Worker at our
Big Cypress Reservation. Coord. medical care
with clinic & outside providers. Provide assess-
ment & prevention services. Provide counseling
to patients regarding medical care. MS degree in
Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, or
Family Therapy or Bachelors degree with min. 2
years exp. Min. 1 yr. clinical exp. w/dual diagno-
sis patients (Chemical Dep./Mental Health). Valid
FL Driver's Lic. req.
Resumes to galtman(semtribe.com or fax:
954-967-3477. www.semtdbe.com
How fast can your car When doing those chores is
go? It can go even doing you in, it's time to
faster when you sell it look for a helper in the
in the classified. classified.


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Cocktail Server
Tad Clerk
Housekeeper
Players Club
Security Officer
Line Cook


$5.50 plus grats
$21.00 avg. w/grats
$8.00/hour
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Apply in person or download application from
www.theseminolecasino.com
or mail or fax resume to:
Seminole Casino, HR Dept.,
506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone: 1-800-218-0007 Fax (239) 658-8289


Seminole Casino, the most exciting attraction in SW Florida!
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with

27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


The GEO Group, Inc.


The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.

FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
COOK SUPERVISOR
RN
LIFE SKILL INSTRUCTOR

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471


Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

Equal Opportunity Employer


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Full time- Insurance Biller
3 + ri, 'A j h I ofw ,nil ed e., 'i e:, iiri, h preI
Knowledgeable of 3rd party reimbursements, co-pays, -rn d
terminology, UB-92, 1500 claim forms.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
WELDERS
Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
(863)6,75-6683
"NOW'HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#5600.
PLUMBERS & HELPERS
Commercial Work
Full & Part Time
Overtime Available
Excellent Wages, Benefits,
Metro Mechanical
(239)275-5325
Wanted: Plumbers/Plumber
Helpers/Service Tech. Call
for appointment
(863)675-1155



Medicare Home Health Agen-
cy has the following openings:
* RN -Per Diem
* C.N.A. -Full Time / Part Time
*PT, OT, ST, MSW -Per Diem
For immediate consideration
fax resume to 863-983-9883
License #HHA299991018
EOE.

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Practical

Nurse

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has an
opening for an LPN at our. Health
Clinic at our Big Cypress Reservation.
Provide ambulatory Nursing services
& phone triage. Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/ transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN, lic. required.
Current BLS certification.
Email resume to:
galtman(&semtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

For more details visit us online at:
www.semtribe.com




NURSE
Nursing Lab Specialist, P/T
Belle Glade Campus
To coordinate clinical and technical activities in the nursing
skills lab. Duties include instructing & testing students in an
individual & group setting within the lab, advising & scheduling
lab students, coordination lab materials, and assisting with
distance learning. Requires a Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years
related experience in include 2 years clinical practice as a
RN required. Learn more o apply on-line atwww.obcc.edu
or submit your completed application package to the Office of
Human Resources no latter than 02/28/06.
Palm Beach Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461,
fax 561-868-3131. EOE/AA/VP/ADA,


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Want to make money' Like
easy research? Travel Ic'
your local courthouse prop-
erty records office to look
things up & make copies
Will Train! Call Stepner, or
Laura (877)571-7900.



ERASE DEBT at last! Stop col-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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DEATH *AUTO *MOTORCY-
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Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24 Hours. .
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classilieds.


PROFESSIONAL RESUMES
Cover Letter, Resume &
References Provided.
Contact Diane at
(863)677-0908


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15,
S10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materiale540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer./Vldes 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office SuppGes/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods .705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
Vas 735
Wanted to Buy" 740



DISHES- 8pc setting, w/sq
bread plates, rose pattern,
made in England/Sheraton
Johnson Bros. $300
(863)6334-9620 Okee area
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Oak
w/surround. Painted Unique
Excellent condition. $150.
(863)763-4982


NORITAKE CHINA- Pattern:
Mystery #198 Really Beau-
tiful !!, 58 pieces, w/2 large
serving platters, sugar bowl,
& gravy boat. Will ship.
Great buy at $450 II
(302)674-4149 Delaware
ROLLTOP DESK- Oak, Child's,
Excellent condition. $125.
Call for more info.
(863)763-4982


KENMORE SUPER CAPACITY
White Washer, used 4 times
$175 (863)467-6060
MICROWAVE- PANASONIC,
1300 watts, with turntable
$50 (863)467-0493'



GOING OUT OF BUSINESS-
Used book store, all books
$1.00 each. 412 NE Park St
Okeechobee.(863)467-2210



BUILDING SALE! "Beat Next
Increase!" 20x26 Now
$3340. 25x30 $4790. 30x44
$7340. 40x66 $11,490. Fac-
tory Direct, 26 Years. Many
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.


STEEL BUILDINGS, Factory
Clearance. New, never erect-
ed 30x40, 40x60, 50x100
and 60x100. Will Sell for bal-
ance Call Frank
(800)803-7982.



FENCING: Heavy Duty, New.
All parts enough for at least
400 ft. $2500
(863)673-4787
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
MOBILE HOME STAIRS Fiber
glass with rails $250/neg.
(863)763-6369


COWHIDE RUGS (2) asking
$250 for both will sell
separate (863)675-3888 after
7pm -


BABY CRIB- no mattress, Like
new Cost $400. sell $100.
CRIB MATTRESS- Renais-
sance, Never used. $50. or
best offer. (863)467-5616


PAGEANT DRESS- Little girls
Pastel green w/sequins. Size
4 $45. Call (863)763-5918
after 5:30pmr
PURSES (6) Dooney, Guci,
Summer leather bag, silver
evening bag w/other leather
bags $75 firm (863)675-3888


BEER CAN COLLECTION:
From 1970's, 199 cans. Good.
condition. Most are unusual.
$50. for all. (863)673-4787
DUKES OF HAZARD 'SO-Radio
Controlled Gen. Lee car. In
box. Mint cond in box, 1/24th
scale, $45 (856)358-8625
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
OLD RECORDS-(45 records)
78's Joni James, Sarah
Vaughn, Bill HaleyDoris
Day,Guy Lombardo, Mills
Bros, Nat King Cole, Frankie
Laine & more. In albums. All
for $200. (302)674-4149
Delaware. Will ship



COMPUTER, good working
computer $100 internet
ready (863)357-2271
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Pentium IllWin. XP, Word,
Games, Complete $150.
(866)855-0158
MONITOR- 17" Flat screen
CRT, Color. $50.
(863)635-3465 Frostproof
SCHOOL COMPUTER Win-
dows XP, Microsoft Works &
games. Complete system.
150(239)464-3260
WEB TV- computer w/2
keybrd cordless ph & ans
mach, $125 (863)902-0257


CERAMIC KILN like new,
with over 100 molds, $1200
or best offer (863)634-9513
CERAMIC KILN- good Terra-
gon, $250 (863)675-0550


5pc BR SUITE- black & gold,
like new, $350
(863)675-3793


Earn $126+ a day


OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
WAL-MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN FT. PIERCE FL
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES/PART TIME SCHEDULES

LOADER and UNLOADER and ORDERFILLER
POSITIONS
(100+ POSITIONS AVAILABLE)


3 6 12 18 24 30
Start Months Months Months Months Months Months

12.65 13.15 13.65 14.15 14.65 15.15 15.65


Weeknight: Tuesday-Friday 4:00pm-2:30am
Weekend: Sat- Mon- 6:00am-6:30pm
Team incentives based on performance(potential $.75 an hour)
1.35/ Hour weekend shift differential
.35/Hour 2nd shift differential

We offer a competitive benefit package-Medical, Dental, Paid
Holidays, Vacation, Stock Purchase Plan, 401 k and much more.

Wal-Mart Distribution Center is located off Exit 126 Midway Rd. Go
East, at 1st red light turn Left on to Glades Cut Off RD. Take 1st left
under overpass on to Jenkins.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON-SITE 24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK

Wal-Mart is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DN


BED SET- Queen mattress, box
springs & frame $99.
(863)675-4076 Leave mes-
sage.
Bedroom set- white, dresser,
nightstand chest of drawers
Queen mattress & boxspring
$400 (863)467-9048
BOOK SHELF Like new. 4
shelves. $25 (239)810-3312
BR SUITE- w/2 end tables with
6 drawers, a tower holding 2
42" mirrors, and more $800
must see (863)610-0577,
CHINA CABINET Glass front,
lighted, old, $200 firm.
(863)763-6336.
DINETTE SET- table, 4 capt.
chairs, mauve, good condi-
tion, $150 (863)467-9054
GLASS TOP DINING TABLE w/
6 chairs, $525
(239)537-4253
SOFA- beige, blue, mauve,
less than lyr old, new $500
asking $250 (863)635-3918
(863)528-0825 Frostproof
TABLE & CHAIRS- custom
made 42" sq oak table, 4
Windsor chairs, very good
cond $350 (863)763-2458
Tan cloth 3 pc Sectional sofa,
matching over stuffed swivel
chair, 2 end and 1 Coffee ta-
ble, $1500 (239)537-4253
TWIN BED- White head board,
New mattress & box springs.
$50. (863)357-6922


GOLF CLUBS- full set, metal
fairways, 1,3,5, excellent
condition, $150
(863)467-9892
LADIES CALLAWAY- Woods
D-2, 3, 4, 5 & 7, Putter, PW
8, 7, 6, 5, 4 & 3 Irons All
$400. neg. 863-467-1910


TOMMY GUN- .45 ACP, $900
(863)697-1443



MOBILITY SCOOTER, Pride
Revo SE63, 3 Whl. Like new.
Used indoors only. Pd. $1995,
now, $800. (863)517-1708



FUEL TANK- On stand, 260
gallon with 110 V pump, fil-
ter, $250. (863)675-3357
WOOD BURNING STOVES (2),
one uese & one oin crate,
$400. (863)763-7727


LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old. $300 neg:
1863163-1-9620 Okeechooee


LAMPS (3) $10 for all.
(863)357-4831.


ACTION SCOOTER, Heavy
Duty. Excellent condition.
$650. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- $100.
RAMP "Moving On Mobility".
Aluminum, 5 Ft. w/cover. For
Hover-Round Wheel chair
$225 or best offer.
(863)675-2596
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT Hydraulic-
electric, for van or mini bus
$300 (863)357-1632 ask for
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brown, good cond., $80 will
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FLEA MARKET ITEMS New
& used. Large inventory.
Bring lots of boxes. $350 for
all. (863)357-0037
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo, Wild Boar. Our
season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro-
phy in two days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
(314)209-9800; evenings
314)293-0610.
MOBILE HOTDOG CART -
$500 (863)697-2434
PAINTING -Framed 28x40
Couch sized painting, Moun-
tain water, trees scene, Must
sell! $85 (863)824-0801
Run your ad STATEWIDEl!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad in
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching
over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
SCOOTER Electric, Red, in
good cond. W/battery charg-
er. Paid $800 asking $400
(863) 610-1363 after 3pm
T-CLOTHES POLES- (2) heavy
duty, steel. excellent cond no
rust, $40 (863)675-0550

BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 3 males,
CKC reg., born 11/18/05,
$400 ea., (863)763-2755
PARROT CAGE- White w/
24x24x27, playpen on top
shelf under cage detachable
seed $100. (863)357-0037
PIT BULLS, 2, Male, White,
Red Nose. Less than 1 year
old. $150 each or both for
$250. (863)673-2354
PUG- Male approx 8 mo. old
Has papers, (Pug Lovers On-
ly), $500. or best offer.
(239)645-9155
ROTTWEILERS- 4 weeks old,
Available Now! $100. ea
(863)675-6254
TOY POODLES, Registered, 1
Male, 4 Females. All shots &
wormed w/health certificates.
$800. (863)467-4327
Toy White Poodles (2) for sale
to right person $1000
(863)612-0147.


REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM-
Microline, for under sink, ap-
prox 1 yr old, $75
(863)763-2692


DEMO HOMESITES IA JTED
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with In-ground Features!
Unique Opportunity. SAVE
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BASS BOAT: 18' 1987 Ranger KIA SPORTAGE- '2000, Con-
373, 150 hp Merc. XR2, Corn- vertible, Auto, Cold A/C,
RESIDENTIAL plete Over Haul. New trolling 49K, Great cond. $4000. or
Ea g le 's N e st Bring the horses! motor. $6000. 859-250-5902 best offer (863)763-9329
5.15/- prime open residential acres in Western Hendry County BOAT, TRAILER &MOTOR- Mercury Cougar 1999- Silver,
a Centrally located just off Highway 80 in south western Florida offering easy access to both the $500 neg. r(863)634-481 starter $40s y neg.ed
E s ate s East and West coasts of Florida.(863)634-0779
Offered at $185,000 CAMPER ENCLOSURE for a (863)6340779
A secluded, private oat, canvas, 20', cost MUSTANG '02- V6, auto, PW,
A secludedprvate $2500, sell for $700. PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
ranch subdivision DEVELOPMENT / COMMERCIAL PROPERTY (863)763-5011 mi, exc cond., $9200
offering beautiful 8 CAROLINA SKIFF 16'- '97 (302)245-0401 Dover
vistas of pristine .' SR 80 LaBelle, Florida Evinrude, 30HPR w/stainless
LaBelle, Florida is a rapidly developing area 20 minutes East ofFt. Myers. prop, trolling mtr, fish finder, PONTIAC GRAND AM. '0-
natural habitat. Multiple development possibilities from multi-family to commercial. trir, $2250 (863)612-9200 82k miles $5800
Prime intersection and road frontage available along SR 80 (863)673-3900
Offered in combinable 40-ac Tractsfor discerningArABecrsDECK BOAT- '93 Sea Nymph,
Offered in combinable 4060ac Tractsfor discerning 15 Acres 6.85+/-Acres 2.38/-Acres 19' w/120 hp Evinrude, trail- SATURN 1991- Stick shift
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts. Offered at $7,950,000 Offered at $3,879,000 Offered at $1,348,000 er, good cond, $5000 firm $1200 (863)675-2388
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available. (863)634-9100 around 6 p.m.
SR 80 & Hwy 31, Lee County, Florida
Busy intersection in one of the fastest growing areas in Florida. .808+/- acres FIBER GLASS BOAT 14ft, TOYOTA MR2, '88, hard to
offer development potential that includes retail gas station professional. 15hp Sears Motor, $500/ find, dependable, 5spd, SR,
Offered at $1,056,000 neg (863)763-6369 needs compressor for AC
0 -ES SC 772-468-8306 JOHN BOAT-14' alum. flat $1500neg.(561)924-2208
)I:E C TIO N .A Steven B. Royal bottom, 7.5 merc. w/trailer &
_ *tDIRECTIONAL Steven B. Royalrolling motor, 2 seats I
PROPERTIES, INC. (561) 996-8080 $1000. (863)634-6862 Ford Model T 1926 touring
Il Al|| iA iutsbroyal@theroyalcompanies.com KAYAK- sit inside, 17' Pursuit car, 600 miles on restoration,
Si lturi I Rotomolded Sea kayak, runs out well, $10,500
PAINT BALL GUN- with 2 good condition $600 (863)467-0423 Quinn
tanks, mask, Tipman Pro Ou rI tae(863)357-7406
Lite, $80 (863)697-1443 Sal e2 0 P e -SPontoon Boat 24ft Party Barge, MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
hard top, new battery, new gas someone a real deal, Nice car
PITCHING MACHINE- Louis- Christmas Trees 745 RIDING MOWER- Murray, North Carolina Gated Lake- tanks, 70hp Evinrude, excel. 423-502-2214FLorida
vile Slugger, like new, $50 Farm Equipmeht 805 175 HP 42 cut 2yrs old TO OSA M OBILE front Community 1.5 acres cond.$3500(561)214-2633 2
firm! (863)467-1574 Farm Feoed/Products 810 exc cond $700 firm oLA plus, 90 miles.of shoreline
Farm MiscellaneousB815 (86)763 0 Never before offered wit PONTOON BOAT, '99, 20 ft.,
RIFLE, 22 cal., Single shot. Frm Produce 820 6)3 25H OM ES 20% pre-development dis- 50hp plus trolling motor, very
$100.(863)467-9892 Farm Services TILLER- MTD 5hp, rear tine, counts, 90% financing. Call good condition, $8000.
Offered 825 reverse rotation, self pro- (800)709-5253. (863)357-0028 FOR limited edition weather. all
Farm Supplies/ polled, $100 (863)674-0360 Beautiful 1/2 acre lot w/home in TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RE- RINKER '83, 16'- Wilma dam- power, good paint, 104K,
xBServices Wanted 830 aTREATS Newly released aged, 9Ohp Merc, controls, $2500 neg (561)248-8100
Fertilizer 835 Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath lakefront, wooded and trlr, as is $450
REAOING A Horses O840 I Io 2'x 'nclde c lar mountain view sites. 1 to 6 (863)946-1728 ISUZU TROOPER, '93, 4x4, 6
HErSmsAK m t s t3 8TLandscaping OkeechobeeLivestock 80 on cul-de-sac,large acres from the 40s. 90 min- cyl., a/c, cloth seats, 123k
YOUAMORINFORMED Supplies 845 Market Sales every oen kitchen ceramic tile floors utes to Nashville. Don't miss I 1 S mi., exc cond., $4000 firm.
YOU AMRE IN (ED Lawni9 Garden 850 M 12a &open kitchen, ceramic tile floors,. utes tonNashville. Don'iss (863)76c5011
AND INTE ORMN Livestock 855 Mon. 12pmr& every the sunsets over the lake! (863)763'5011
PERSON. Poultry/'SupplIes 860 Tues. 11am. 763-3127 central a/c. Plenty of room on lot Call (866)339-4966. Eagles T bCs O ne s
Seeds/Plants/ for garden or workshop. Very Ridge. SEA NYMPH 17', Aluminum,
Flowers--.8 for garden or workshop. Very
a pape Flowers 865 Tired of Hurricanes? Buy the Trolling motor, 40 hp mercury, GOLF CART- 94 Eas Go, top
.r ,0,R tS ,convenient location off Hwy 80 last of Georgia Coast. Water- trim & tilt. D/F & Trlr. $1850 2 seats, elec, no charger,
front, low 300's; Marshfront, 863-634-5609/357-4837 $950 neg (863)675-1472
between Clewiston0 & LaBelle 200's; GolfeCourse,tMid- il!
$94,900 150's. Great investment I I .
illl ^APPALOOSA PONY, 14 yrs. ,pW$ ,ouu property. Call Charlie & Part-
AIR COMPRESSOR- upright, old, 13.1 hands, $700or Apartments 905 ners, (912)258-4561. CAMPER, '76, Skamper, 29',
220 V. w/pressure regulator, best offer, delivery available. Business Places 910 Call or come by: Waterfront Land Sale! Direct orbest offer. (863e6754578
filter & long hoses, $200 (239)340-8373 Commercial Waterfront Parcels from only or863-673-5655
(863)675-3357 GooseNeck Horse Trailer, '89, Property 915 600 E. Cowboy Way $9,900! 2 acres dockable or
GooseNeck Horse Trailer, '89, Condos/ with Log Cabin Pkg. from FIFTH WHEEL- 30', w/screen CARBURETOR 750 CFM- Hol-
BAND SAW- 1 hp, Sears, Steel Sundance, 4 horse Townhouses Rent920 In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or $89,900! 4.5 acres dockable room, in Lake .Port, $3500, ley, Double pump $100.
stand, tilt head, 12", $140 slant load w/dividers, $2500 Farm Property waterntonly $99,900 All lotrent $140 (863)465-5944 (863)697-2724
(863)674-0467 neg. (863)673-1354 Rent 925 toll free 866-368-4300 waterfroper nt only $99,900! Allothe n
properties are new to the FORD VAN / CAMPER 1987,
BENCH DRILL PRESS w/ bits, HORSE- 5yr old, Gelding, Hou market Call toll-free Exc. cond. Sips 4. Sink, stove,
10" table saw, 4" belt disc Palomino, Rdes good $800 Resort Propert (866)770-5263 ext. 8. toilet, shower, etc. Good on DRAW TITE HITCH w/Receiver
sander, 6" grinder w/stand, orbest offer. (863)6972412 roperty 945 - WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS gas. $4,750. (863)635-7552 & 2" ball. Fits '91-'94 Ford
Bench band saw w/cabinet, HORSE TRAILER-s27',Goose Roommate 950 '- _-..' . North Carolina Where there I Explorers. Pd. $150, Now
36" wood lathe w/tools, 6" Neck.Holds up to 4 horses. Rooms to Rent 955 '-s--- Cool Mountain Air, Views $75. (863)517-1708
joiner planer, assorted Tack room 2400. neg. Storage Space L -- & Streams, Homes, Cabins
clamps, wood chisels, router (863)697-2412 Rent 960 & Acreage. CALL FOR FREE Carriage Fifth Wheel, '93, 40', Tires & Chrome Rims, (4) 20"
and table, air compressor, 4 F !L. BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN new awning, carpet, micro- for '05 Dodge150 am
dr tools chest on wheels, HORSE TRAILER, two, needs PROPERTY SALES wave, fridge, w/d, walk Pickup, P275/R20's, $900
box of tools & misc. also a little work, $600. I C W T AS (800)642-5333. Realty Of around queen bed, all oak neg. (863)673-1354
rough cut wood. (239)340-8373 Fort Myers Rni-t 0937 CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES Murphy 317 Peachtree St. wood, lots of storage, $6000 TOYOTACRESSIDA '84- good
(863)674-5770after4pm area. Murphy, N.C. 28906. orbestoffer. (561)845-7934 ToY REStasmtoAr- h
www.realtyofmurphy.comr body, tires, trans motor has
GENERATOR 10,000 watts, ( Modular/Models. From $79,900 & uP, wu rod knocking5$50.00 u pull
will power a large house, 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
16hp twin cylinder $1000 AIL L E yo randa a e a iPOLARIS 750 WAVE RUNNER
(863)763-2349 LAWN MOWER- CraftSman your land as down payment. Financing '94- asking $600 no trailer
6.5 hp, 22" Self propelled available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355 NEED TO BUY LAND (863)674-0467 CHEVY1086ext. cab runs
NEW GENERATOR- 8550 watt mulching mower. $75. -CHEVYb S 8-ext.cabruns
starting, 5550 running, 10 Ohp, (863)763-7854 -BuildTo Suit- To build Housing for but needs a motor $300
cord $600.(863)675-0349 LAWN TRACTOR- Craftsman Up To 10,000 S. FT. Disabled and Housing for
D LT 0000. i 'r5 hp. 42" ... .ty- S l 0-r,15 Eil1,iv -i,d ,ir jv ODODGE RAM- '97, New tires,
y sI emeO 1ii Belle ,lad A ."' u ulilllllll GTN Hendry Couty. BOAT MOTOR-15hp, John- shocks, ball joints, floor mat,
Gl ;i:IGOV'T HOMES! $0 DOWN! sonLong shaft, Runs good dash cover, A/C & bed liner,
PACHINKO MACHINE- 'RIDING LAWN .TRACTOR- MOORE HAVEN 33471 BANK REPQ'S & FORECLO- Needs proper zoning $400 neg (863)634-4818 $7500. (863)467-6175
PACHINKO MACHINE- me RIDING LAWN TRACTOR- SURES! NO CREDIT OK! $0 / and utilities. YAMAHA '99, 15hp, 4 stroke, FORD F-150 XLT 1998- New
chanical vertical Japanese 2001, 16.5 HP, 42" cut, ~ TOP LOCATION LOW DOWN! Call for Listings long shaft, elec. start, low FORD F XLT 1998- ew
pinball, good cond $70 or $300 or best offer N (800)498-8619. Buyer is National rs haft, elec. start, $1900 brakes& tires, Mag rims & no
best offer (863)357-7406 (863)763-5137 Will DivideHOrganization that serves (863)824-6799/697-3944 ru 0CrewCa32r Asking
bestoffer(863)357-7406 (863)763-5137 Will Divide HORSE FARM LIQUIDATION the community. $7500/neg (937)215-0307
City blocknextto court- 20 acres- $59,900 Lush thcmut.-ERTP-Fr8Ce
house, government center, pastures, beautiful trout Please Call 1-888-298-3737bed. LEER TOPPER- For 8' Chevy75.
Real Estate high school, 500 feet on US stream, spectacular upstate oremail ronda(realtor.com BMW R1200C '00, 15k mi., (239)872-7793
#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast NY setting! Ideal summer ask of Ronda or Edna a wihil rnni
Food, Law, Medical, Retail, home site! Terms avail! Call s, ds running
Realtor, Insurance, etc. now! (877)909-5263 lights, exc. cond., $8000. NERF BARS- Black, Excellent
www.upstateNYland.com W r (863)824-6799/697-3944 condition. $200. Call
*Call owner-Pat LAKEFRONT BARGAINS! Wa HARLEY DAVIDSON, '97, WG, (850)251-8817
snes 00Places terfront Properties from HANDYMAN SPECIAL low mileage, Voyager Trke
Commercial 100 $99,900 Lake Guntersville, Kit, $9500. (863)227-0336
Property Sale 1010 Alabama Exclusive Goose Deep Waterfront- MOTORCYCLE HELMETS- 3, JEEP CHEROKEE '86- 4x2, 4
Condos Pond Island Premier bass 2-Shortys, 1-Full face. $70. cyl., auto, nice body & int.,m
Townhouses-Sale 1015 BcEAUs M N fishing destination ONE DAY Great Investment Will separate. needs eng work $450
SOwnh house 105 BEAUTIFULMONTUIRALON4LY LAND SA A5 (863)763-7854 (633)675-1855
Farms Sale 1020 1.258acres,8withallrimprove- y LAa E 239823e 2587-4 (863)67
Houses Sale 1025t ments. Ready for MH or 9a L urday, Februarynt, 1th-
PropHunting Property 10305 build yourdrea m home, hour or less from BirmingAdjoins Pris- Mobile Home Lots 005
(Jf7i fJJJ/./J17fTJ I'E-f Parop erty s e Marc5 h Ln. B at$65,000 ham, Huntsville, Chattanoo-2 A'C Mh UTILITY TRAILER- x s3in-
S ,Land Sale 1040 C. Call NOW for early HONDA RECON-'02, Low gle axle, dropped axle, has
Lots Sale 104570 appointment! (888)LAKE- Mobile ms i hours, Senior CHOPP dden, Electric ramp, 300 (863)674-0360, Load
Open House Space 1050 SALEx914. er ansmissshift $2400.(863)675-0349good
Out of State Port LaBelle Off RT 80, Ranch Large Mtn. Land Bargains, .LeBelle area
Property Sale 1055 area Location: Aspen Blvd. & High Elevation. Adjoins POF NORTHs- Mobile Home- Lots 2005 (863)697-2724CHEV VAN 85- 15 passenger,
Property Inspoction1060 March Ln Block 68, Lot 73. ine State Forest, 20+ AC to Mobile Hme- Parts 2010400 $2500 (863)634-5965
Real Estate Wanted165 $71,500.(561)790-0053 350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. Mbile HomesI Rent 2015
Resort Property ateViews, Streams. www.live- Mobile Homes- Sale 2020 MINI CHOPPER- '04, Electric CHEVY MINI BUS 1984, Load-
.-CLWarehouse Space 1075 familystart, Runs perfect. $250. er & Transmission in good
Waterfront Property 1080 www.hmpprop- MOUNTAINS OF NORTH A.- move (863)983-5364(863)697-2724 condition. Asking $2000.
LOT OF LOTS AVAILABLE IN Th$326,900 erties.com or call ing for Lake Lots Lake FRANKLIN Park Model $750000 W- $2000. or (239)823-2851


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA(786)326-3502 (239707-0888 Homes, Lakefront, Acreage TraVctso- tbest offer. (863)675-2318 or
lotspe, *' ?0 new rooraltinm SIE t Lwntrehigha affordable prices. EXECU- 1to CATALINA- Vt85,Ri. Lists
S Ctain viewsCoal to 8L a e 195 Acres fromDirect From Own Ve propidadn, Bajo encunchane 6 as Bel
gar Brand new on a large commercial www.hmpprop- MOVE TO TENNESSEE! Look- mbajapagove (863)983-5364 om e s 0
0 s.qflot. $326,900. ertiesBPcom or call lig for Lake Lots, Lake FRANKLIN Park Model $7500 nstrtion
S.-' (786)326-3502 (239)707-0888. Homes, Land, Farms, Victo- or best offer. (863)357-2979 Eqipment 4025
;..r ^DUPLBrand new ro3/ & 1/1, on 2 ASrt HEVIRELL MUST SEE THE AREAMOBILE HOME-75,1br, rians, Investment or Marl- Trucks4040
"s ne roo, Great i STE S O TEmN nas? We have it all at Mas de 40 trails san-r i4
et $ 000 n retreat, Gated riverfront affordable prices. EXECU- clas n envertari Listas



o er/Agent Call (863)228-2761 cabins Aceae& InTIVE CHOICE REAL ESTATE para ser sentadas en su Automobr Trailes 40605
(83) 1 c y mennsingheroke Moun-in TennALL FOR FREE BROCHURE slides, 25" TV, Chest Freezer UtAity Trailers 40165
SMONTURA, 3br, 2ba, New Roat GMA cre (877837-2288 EXIT REAL- Completely furnished Vans 4015
,3500 sqftHome. Big CBS Twnerix mate. Call (866)292-5762. ANSOUNTAIN VIEW PROP- $10,000.Y baja pago de Mensu- C lc5472 rs
on 2 city lots. One 4 bdrm., Be7 rRiver Lodge. website: WWW.EXECUTIVE- ,aledad. Llamme para Construction




y n8Mdoors, castle doors, Great in- MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD $0 ( 0 SPo UrtlI l 4055
vestment $279,000. Own-. NC MOUNTAINS Homes WINTERS Affordable Homes PcoIrL U LEETrc 4050


acres, detached garage, 2 COASTAL NC DEEPWATER! on mountain top in gateo BROUGHAM DE-ELEGANCE
sheds, Sunsetter awning, Off- season Special- Save community, view, trees, wa- '87- outstanding good cond.
wood deck, Ig alum car port, Big! 10 acres- $139,900. terfall & large public lake $2995(863)599-0887
on public water, near fish Beautifully wooded, deep nearby, paved private ac- $2995 (863)599-0887
eating creek. $139,900, boatable water, long pristine cess,$y119,500 owner Boats 3005 CHEVY CAVALIER Z24-'96, 4
Call Frank (954)347-5604 shoreline. Access to ICW ( 866 6)7 8 9 8 5 3 5 Campers/RVs 3010 cyl., auto, green, cold a/c, cd
Atlantic, Sounds. Power, www.NC77.com. Jet Skils 3015 player, looks good, $1250 I
PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1 phone, perked. Excellent fi- NO QUALIFYING MarineMisellane neg (239657-43483025
r car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice dancing. Call now OWNER FINANCING Motarcycle os 3030 CHEVY VAN585-Newpaint,
ostcondition.For more ino, (800)732-6601x1458. Ohio County, KYacreage Sport Vehcles/ATVs 3035 runs good, good tires
(863)675-3699/673-4828 E Tennessee Lake Properties onHwy69 $1500 or best offer
utesPORTLaBelle:Unit4,Modern Homes from $200 ,000to 5.1cres-$20900 (863)467-5725
3/2, Newly renovated, Large $1,000,000. Lakefront lots $1000 down/ $204.69 mo. DODGE INTREPID -93, 69k,
Iot.$1400 mo. + sec. dep. & from $100,000 Lakeview 5.2 acres-$20,900 Runs good. Good shape
ref. Call 863-673-5071. lots from $35,000 Call Lake- $1000 down/$204.69 mo. AIR BOAT- 160hp, Lycoming $2500 (863)467-1046
ref. Call 86367350 i. ide Realty (423)62.6-5820 6.2acres $23,900 Eng, brand new carbin fibre
m e spent read ing REMODELED2BR/2BAhouse, or visit www.lakesiderealty- $1000 down-$235.55 mo. prop, Apache deep hull, FORD ESCORT.'95- dr, new
$135,000 537 E. Ventura tnocom. 11.2 acres-$39,900 13x7, mint cond., asking clutch, excellent condition,
Ow tor 5863228- 0221 E AtERtN $1500 down-$395 mo. $8500(315)534-1490 $1500 or best offer
or863) -0 EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUN- 17.9 acres $54,900 ALUM WOLVERINE '57- 35hp (863)357-6377/801-1200
four child fro m i r 6 TAIN HOMESITES Gated $2500 down $539 mo. Merc, elec start, steering FORD TAURUS SHO '96- V8,,
SNeed a few more bucks lakeside community. 1 to 5 Call(863)228-2761 or E-mail wheel, full windshield $1650 black, 2dr, tan interior, runs
Sninto purchase something s wooded andake view cashforanything@earthlink.net (863)214-1286 good $4250 (561)358-2628
to age nine deer? Pick up some amenities. Minutes from Looking for a place to BASS BOAT- 16', 1 Owner, JEEP 2004, 4x4, 6 cyl., 9,800
extra bucks when you Chattanooga. Call today hang your hat? Look Evinrude 115hp, Trolling mo- miles. Willys Military Edition.
sell your used items In (866)292-5769 Gates of the no further than the tor, Depth finder. $3000. Limited Edition. $14,400.
the classifelds. River. classified. (863)824-0197 Call (863)675-3278


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AFTPiE-- n ISK o 6-3O-2-114,
REDUCED!!
Drop Dead Gorgeous Must See (Big, Beautiful & Like
Brand New) 4/2 over 3,000 sq. ft. Northside, Cornerlot
been remodeled, repaired & repainted asking $415K
Cute As A Button with beautiful hardwood floors to
die for 3/2 CBS home in immaculate condition asking
$219,900 located on the North Side
New Listing! No Handy Man Needed Here! This 1998
Fleetwood DW/MH is an Immaculate 3BDRM & 2 BA &
over 1700 sq. ft. Yard is entirely fenced. Seller's Are
Read To Go! Asldking $82K
Tired Of Renting Well here's your chance to warm up
this winter in a 1994 CBS home with 3BDRM & 2BA
with over 1000 sq. ft. Located on Alabama Ave. $79.9K
Prime Location This 3/2 w/ over 2100 sq.ft. Ranchette
Styled home sits on almost a 1/2 acre corner lot on 1 of
Clewiston's finest avenues! Asking $289.9K
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Walker -. ,) Smith Williams Montgomery R. Berner Gonzalez

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CBS New Construction Only .I" 9 avail- 1) Business Opportunity! Established home 1) Looking for land? 400 acres with an Looking for the impossible? Opportunity 1) Grijiatf L ll CBS REDUCED! YOU MUST SEE
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., improvement and convenience store on 2.5 abundance of wild life, (Deer, turkey, hogs seldom knocks twice! 5 acres on US 27 on. Hom .rn l'roland TODAY! Tell your wife to quit
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan acres in Montura Ranch. Great location, near the and the occasional bear) Perfect for the Palm Beach/Hendry County line. Over rtik looking around because you have
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy clubhouse. Fully equipped cafeteria ready to Hunting, fishing, etc. Property is currently 937 feet on US 27 for easy access priced Marti Back found the perfect place located
old when you can get Brand New? open. All furniture, fixtures, equipment and being use for cattle. Located just minutes night for a quick sale @ $275K Don't let Yard, Tiled Through-out. on a quiet street in Country Side
No Other Listing compares to this North inventory included. Great business opportunity. from Immokalee. Call for Details. this one get away!' Potential for 4th Bedroom. Meadows, Moore Haven. Double-
Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba home, 2 $800K MLS#: 200530488 (863) 677-1441 MLS#. 200520411 One of kindd!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home $209,9K. Wide 3 bedroom 2 bathroom
car garage,rTile through out, New alu- 2) Moore Haven. 3 bedroom/2 bath mobile 2) New Listingfl 8 acres in Montura Ranch. on Del Monte. Almost 3500 sq. ft. under mobile home features a garden
minum roo Hurricane shutters,'Irrigation 2)rMooree3bedro&m8 2)oW.Ven rat2bd/1ba.iinBrand ub in master bath, formal living
System, Move in turn key Pristine Clean homewithilarge'reardeck, builtin bbq, Oversize 7 buildaA gL 3@ air Caged pool & Spa with. poolside 2) W.Ventura 2bd/1 ba. in Brand
1"" "kitchen. Separate office building with half NewCondition Readyto Move in. m am r a
going @ $264.9K Uving Room with cathedral ceilings, beautiful acre) Great investmIenit Vonage on bath. Seas c y n gewito al4onry v .room, and family room, and it
kitchen and formal dining room. Won't last at Pine Cone and Hacienda. Listed at bedroomhome. Too many extras to list. Hard wood Floors, New even has a fenced yard with lots
Lorida Ranches, Highlands County, 10ac $124,900 MLS# 200540984 $299,900 Photos & info on realtor.com Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence, of trees.
deed restricted tracts starting at
$209,000. $10,000.00 to reserve your 3) New in '04! 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over 2400 3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath CBS MLS#200521924. Big Back Yard. Don't Miss On This MOO! There's room for a contented
tract today.Up to 90% Financing for sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore Haven. Large open home o' p fcm the Pioneer Plantation Great Deal! $97K. -.... .. Wl lTW hii
Qualified Buyers. Outof 31 tracts, Only3 kitchen w/island. Must See! $134,900 MLS#: marinas I L2dKt e G IS all for Owner says make an offer! 1 25 a C I 3 lil Dl. I llAliateI.
Lots Left. Back up contracts accepted. 200521690 appointment. $259,900 MLS#: 200520398 2.5 Acres on 11th Street. Secluded 3) Re dO :/i : 1.09 2
4) ReducedL 2.5 contiLuous acres in Montura ) Montura Ranch Estates Lcrae lot with lots of trees. Only $79K Acre.l'| t MJRE. ,.p b aua f oI rivin.
Acreage in Pioneer Plantation (4) 2.5 R anch. LoSVced h,,. ,l t Moore Haven River Gardens Warlk M uIivl Mary Available for only $105,000.00
Acre Tracts property is fenced $7000.MLS 200521640 rnar l ll ':'ni- 7 Lots Available. New Construction in Lou's Store. Price Reduced to
1. Tampa Ave This property is fenced 5 Montura Ranch Estates 4 bedroom/2 Bath nee at Growing Area. Build Your Dream $60K.QUESTION Is it possible to find a 2.5
and has many, mature native trees, which 5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bedroom/2 Bath -rYacrep
and has l any mature native trees, which CBS home on 2/5 acres. In ground pool! Tile $174,900 ML':- 200528863 Home Here! acre parcel zoned rural residential for
include FL Pine, Oak and several 35-40 ft. throughout, stainless appliances. Great Home at 5) Montura Ranch Estates 3 Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on the 4) New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in those little animals of yours for less
tall treasured Sable Palms. $379,900.MLS#: 200525558 bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres. New pond @$62K MRE on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared than $100,000.00??? ANSWER If you
2.cl155 Uniheavilye.ood-Thi pertyPine, 6)'05HomesofMerit3bedroom/2bathhome tile in Kitchen. Great location-just off Thatcher Blvd., near the river With Beautiful Pines. Home is hurry such a site is available. Call me
secluded, heavily wooded w/ native Pine, on man li lJs. esI,a,piances, of Pine Cone. Priced to sell at @$68,000.00 Very Spacious With Great Floor today!
Oak and Palms. Wildlife wanders freely ire laosets $119,900 MLS#: 200520638 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8, Plan. Place is Immaculate! Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
and the quietness of these woods is awe- Why buy New when this one is only $134,900 6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2 $58,500.00 each $108,5K.Bd disaster! Fix It Up and it may just
some. I MLS#- 200514068 bathIia ntation 3 with Bd disaster! Fix It Up and it may just
3. Sweet r Ave.This property ha 7)PortLabelleBuildable Lot readyforyour new many t .stw'ee Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, @$60K e lr A ,ubdem hoe nn i
many beautiful trees that include wild home $59,900MLS# 200512627 to appreciate. $139900 MLS# each 5) Moore Haven Yacht Club doublewide mobile home in Seminole
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake home.$59,900 MLS#:200512627 ate $ 900 MLS#: eah 2bd/2ba MH / extra lot Manor for not much more than the lot
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an d Ho Beautiful 10 acre parcel on A 20014439) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acres on MUSE Absolutely Perfect for your *Included in Purchase Price* value at $39.9K
Highway 80. Partially cleared, high and Riviera. Listed at $84,900 dream home. 20 Fenced Acres w/ Partially furnished & Squeaky LOTS OF LOTS! I currently have lots
4.195t Union Ave. This property is dry and waiting for your new home. Won't Pioneer Planatin 5 acres priced pond. Lots of 10 year old pines w/ Clean! 55 & older community of 1.25 acre lots available in Montura
untouched and very private. Heavily wood- last long at $299,900 to sell. Partially cleared Listed at some oaks. Priced below recent sales. Reduced to $129,900 for quick. Ranch Estates. Prices Vary so give me
Florida's native wildlife. $124,900 Will Go Fast! Only $409,900.00 sale. a call today!


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I Ust, Show and Sell
1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1 782'
Sq.Ft Airfr p Large
Fenc U withh
Lakefront. @ $94.9K
Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in
Montura at $75.5K
Pioneer Beautiful Cabin on 2.5
acres @ $249.9
10 Acres Al Don Farming Rd. @
$299K
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town!
Fleetwood Home on a beautiful Y2
acre. The property has a 24x30
shop- with office listed at
$1 74.0K Call for an appointment
today!


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se Habl Eipanol
Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2
bathroom home with large
Florida room. This. home
also has an efficiency and is
located very close to our local
elementary schools. Give me
and call I would love to show
this home to you. This home
is being offered at
$149,900.

Cathy S. Garcia is a life-
long resident of Clewiston
and
newest member of our
team.


Ashley


AO Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

MOORE f1JB3/21Iis'
snished : 19jl hid Merit d at
blie ric' rarity cfered/
@$174,900

Great starter home or invest-
ment property in Montura
Ran -L 4/2
split .fi.f1/ be
just ll for.
Sta j * eight
with country living at its best.
1.25 ac., priced to sell at only
$89,900. appt, today!!

I have the time to list, show
and sell your property. I
pledge to you the most cus-
tomer service any Realtor can
offer. Just ask my past cus-
tomers! (References avail-
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Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA
Nice Kept,Many Fruit
Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k

Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba
MH looks like a log
cabin, on paved road,
tenant occupied,fenced,
new septic @ $124,900

1.25 ac IMPROVED FREE
home with purchase of
land, single-wide MH
offered @ $68,900

Pioneer Plantation!!!!
2.5 acres wow! @
$89,900

New Listing! 2bd/1 ba
on huge lots in
Horseshoe Acres. Bring
all offers. Seller
Motivated $165K


30 acres of pasture and
woods in Ladeca. $25,000.00
/acre. Rare combination of
seclusion in a natural setting!

5 wooded acres in Ladeca.
$150K Call me for vacant
land. Lots or acreage.

2.5 acres in Montura,
cleared and fenced
$92K


2.5 Acres in
going @ $85K

2.5 Acres in
going @ $90K


Montura

Montura


5 Acres in Pioneer going
@ $179.9K


SCharles
H. Kehm
III
305-968-2262
New Listing! Established
commercial upholstery
business and property
$250K

New Listing! Beautiful
building lot/investment
property in Port LaBelle
$55K

As a new home owner
and full time resident of
Clewiston it will be my
pleasure to assist you
with your commercial
and residential real
estate needs. With over
30 years of land, home
& commercial property
sales experience I am
looking forward to serv-
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residential community.


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Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
STANFORD W. FREEDMAN, TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
v Case No.: 06-58 CA
JOYCE A. JAUHOLA, as petitioner of the
Estate of MILTON c. JAUHOLA and in-
dividually as the sole beneficiary of the
Estate of MILTON C. JAUHOLA, de-
ceased, and MUSSETTE L. JAUHOLA,
her devisees, heirs, grantees, creditors
and other parties claiming by, through,
under or against her and al unknown
natural persons, it living, or if dead,
their unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or under
these unknown natural persons, and
all parties having or claiming to have,
any gh, ite or interest in and to the
real property herein sought to have tile
quieted
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants JOYCE A. JAUHOLA, as
petitioner of the Estate of MILTON C.
JAUHOLA and individually as the sole
beneficiary of the Estate of MILTON C.
JAUHOLA, deceased, and MUSSETTE
L. JAUHOLA, her devisees, heirs,
grantees, creditors and other parties
.i i ti ,i'i i j II l u'l l' II i'jii 1
living, or if dead, their unknown spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through or under these unknown natu-
ral persons, and all parties having or
claiming to have, any right, title or in-
terest in and to the real property herein
southha to have title quieted, AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 16 and 17, Block 2329, Port LaBelle
Unit 9, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page(s) 159, Public Records of Hend-
ry County, Florida. Less and except
Gas, Oil, and Mineral rights not owned
by prior owner. Subject to existing
easements and right of ways of
record.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before March 6, 2006, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
Iftnrnpv nr irmmPrfietpiv thrpfter nth-
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated on this the 30th day of January,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
112455 CGS 2/2,9,16,23/06


TORRY ISLAND

NATURE CENTER


The City of Belle Glade's Utilities Department
will conduct a public meeting regarding
capital improvement for the Torry Island
Nature Center. The sole purpose of the
meeting will be to discuss a $200,000
application for a Recreation Trail Program
Grant that will finance public outdoor
recreation trails on Torry Island. The
meeting will be conducted on the following
day and date, and at the following time and
location:
Day: Monday
Date: February 13, 2006
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Belle Glade City Hall
Commission Chambers
110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West
Belle Glade, Florida

Publish: The Sun, February 9, 2006


U-Lock-lt Storage
500 S.San Gabriel
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-673-0662
Contents of the following units will be sold on February 11, 2006.
Unit #11 Jennifer Stanton
122 S. WC Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #16 Anna Benitez
612 Jupiter Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
Unit #30 & 31 Amanda Cypress
736 Bond Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #35 Anna Figueroa
RO. Box 682, Clewiston, FL 33440


111649 CGS 2/2,9/06


Unit #58 Richard Barber
RO. Box 1111, Clewiston, FL 33440


LEGAL NOTICE
The Hendry County Fair & Livestock
' Show are taking sealed bids on a
John Deere Gator
Yr: 2005
Model HPX 4x4 Gas
ID# MOHP4GX032937
Min. bid starting at$6,000.00.
Deadline for bids must be post marked
by Feb. 17th, 2006. Please send
sealed bids to Attn: John McCallum
c/o HCFL, PO Box 265, Clewiston, FL
33440.
112204 CGS 2/2,9/06


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 06-03 CP
IN RE: The Estate of;
ROBERT B. TILLITT, Deceased.
NOTICETO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered
In the estate of Robert B. Tillitt, deceased, File Number 06-03 CR by the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florda, Probate Division, the address of which Is RO.
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975; that the decedent's date of death was April 18,
2000; that the total value of the estate is $41,000.00 and that the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:


Name


Address


Barbara T. Phillips 6830 Darlington St., Cumming, GA 30040
Donna Marie Smith 3494 Navigator Point, Knoxville, TN 37922
Albert Hill Smith 3494 Navigator Point, Knoxville, TN 37922
Robert Bruce Tilltt 1470 Goshawk Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Patricia T. Wright 18 Wright Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Scott W. Tillitt 725 ChartiersStreet, Bridgeville, PA 15017


Jean T. Rosile


10095 Hounsdae Drive, Pickerington, OH 43147


Gretchen M. Tillitt 1844 West North St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Anne Williams Tillitt 3670 Rivendell Lane, Cumming, GA 30083
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent 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 APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 February 9, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Barbara T. Phillips
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
RO. Drawer 2280
461 South Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800
Fax: (63) 675-4998
113529 CGS 2/9,16/06

I
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2006 in the City Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be thefollowing requests:
1)A request from Adriana Jones for a variance from the restrictions of City Cede
Section 110-124 in order to build a carport on the south side of her home. A re-
duction of the side yard setback standard for accessory structures of 7 % feet to
3 V2 feet is requested. The home is located on Lot 15, Block 205, A.K.A. 408 W.
Circle Drive, General Plan of Clewiston. Zoning is R1-B.
2) A request for a variance from Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc. on behalf of
Lennar Homes, Inc. to reduce minimum lot standards required within the R1-C
zoning district for a 76-unit residential subdivision located on the 26.2 acre parcel
south of the railroad tracks; north of Seminote Manor S/D; west of Francisco St.
and east of Central Elementary School, General Plan of Clewiston.
3) A request for a preliminary plat/development order approval from Johnson-Pre-
witt & Associates, Inc. on behalf of L ennr Homes, nc. for a proposed 76-unit
residential subdivision located on the 26.2 acre parcel south of the railroad tracks;
north of Seminole Manor S/D; west of Francisco St. and east of Central Elemen-
tary School, General Plan of Clewiston. This land is zoned R1-0.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
February 20, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disabilty or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days piorto the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
113644 CGS 2/9/06


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113097 CGS 2/9/06


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CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Bid No. 2006-1
Furnish and Install two pumps, #1 & #2 on Hunting Club Avenue
Sealed bids for the manufacture and installation of two complete pumps will be re-
ceived by the Board of Supervisors for Central District Water Control District,
hereinafter referred to as 'DISTRICT" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates Clewiston, Florida
Until 1000 am local time on February 20, 2006 for fumishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders,
Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which
comprise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing
time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in ac-
cordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and
any Addenda, if any, Issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and
read aloud. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after
the specified day and time will not be opened. The Work to be bid upon is de-
scribed as the manufacture and installation of two diesel powered engines with
vertical lift pumps capable of pumping 25,000 gpm each as specified in the de-
tailed drawings and specifications prepared by Rock Aboujaoude, PE. A pre-bid
meeting shall be held on February 9,2006 at the Clubhouse at 10:00 am. Con-
struction drawings and specifications may be obtained from Rock Abougaoude,
RE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 or from CCWCD
office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. Rock's telephone is (863) 612-0011.
CCWCD phone no. is (86398 3-5795.
Each bid must be submitted, n duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an
amount not les than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall
be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on February 20. 2006. at 10:00 am in the
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days after the date of Bid opening. Iri order to perform public work, the
successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State,
and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance
record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work
specified under this Contract. Upon request, the bidder shall submit such informa-
tion as deemed necessary by the DOlstrict to evaluate the bidders qualifications.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bld(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this 26 day of January, 2006.
ATTEST: Central District Water Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
112027 CGS 2/2,9,16/06



INVITATION TO BID
Sealed BIDS will be received by CITY/COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AUTHORITY (here-
Inafter referred to as Owner), AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE U.S. HIGHWAY 27
AT 5TH STREET, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA 33471 until 2:00 PM on MARCH
6TH 2006 at which time they will be publicly opened by the County Clerk or de-
sgnee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be ac-
cepted,
The BIDS shall be based on providing all materials, equipment and labor for the con-
struction of the Moore Haven Yacht Club Lift Station Rehabilitation. The Con-
tractor shall be responsible for providing all materials, equipment and labor
necessary for the rehabilitation o an existing lift station as necessary to com-
plete the project per the plans and specifications. Drawings, specifications and
other Contract Documents may be examined and purchased at the offices of
Craig A. Smith & Associates, 1000 W. McNab Road, Suite 200, Pompano Beach,
Florida 33069, (954) 782-8222 for the non-refundable amount of One Hundred
and Seventy Five and 00/100 Dollars ($175.00). Checks shall be made payable
to Craig A. Smith & Associates.
BIDDERS shall confine their BIDS to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not
be considered. Each BIDDER shall submit with this BID evidence that he is li-
censed to perform the work and services or qualified by examination to be so li-
censed.
Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable BID BOND
in an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of the amount of the BID payable to
City-County Public Works Authorty, as a guarantee that if the BID is accepted
the BIDDER will execute the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFORMANCE AND
PAYMENT SURETY BONDS equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract
price within ten (10) days after written notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No
idder may withdraw his BID for a period of ninety (90) days after date set for
opening of the BIDS.
CIty-County Public Works Authority reserves the dgh t to: waive informalities in any
BID, delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the
work involved. The Owner has the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "BID -
eiuenano c ACI V 055 1 0l I 1e ,Ir, QaTIeur ncnDAaa,1,iTAe,,mm taruQmt u.,a


Iva Pittman, Deputy City Clerk


113830 CGS 2/9/06


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060699
L-8 EAST LEVEE REPAIR, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Paire
Beach, Florida 33406, for L-8 East Levee Repair, Palm Beach County, FL on
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids
will be opened and publicly read. Construction of approx. 47,100 linear ft, 14 ft-
wide shellrock base road. Work includes grading & compacting of road base,
constructing a 6-inch thick shellrock base road. SR 80 W, N on Seminole Prati
Whitney Rd, left on 59 Ln. N to L-8 Levee Rd. An OPTIONAL re-bid conference
will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. SFMD S-5A Pump
Station Conference Room, S.R. 80, WPB, FL, 33411 For directions cal
(561) 791-4100.A site lvoisit wilimmaediatelyfotllow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it foi
Iree from our websilte wwwsfwmd.oov. by obtaining a set for $42.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-8391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
113762 CGS 29/06

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL PLANNING SERVICES
Stateentsn of ualifictons from plano n sg rsl e received by t City oun.
ciO Moore Haven at Moore Haven sy Hall vr re MOOr have
Florida 33471, through 10: a.m. on March 13, 2006, to provide PROFESSIONAL
PLANNING SERVICESto the City of Moore Haven.
Asbmi er must delie seven coplesf's state pace the Cle 0r
t0 le maoremen toned time. le quali oCans w b evalted pursuant 8oPhf
provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statues.
c f y th1 cue f Sel s d rcion crane obtale d r C
eleren City of Mooe Haven 2 erse a ,nvn, oore Haven rlodal3347, Oi
call 863- 46-0711.
City of Moore Haven
BretWhidden
Mayoi
113601 CGS 2/9/06


When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper In
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Buying a car? Look in the
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fiens.


Special to INI/Bureau of Land Management/Emerson Wells
Tamed mustangs have been trained for many uses. The U.S.
Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard rode their mustangs in
the Reno Rodeo Parade, Barstow, Calif.


Special to INI/Bureau of Land Management
Wild horses on the open range in Oregon are managed by
the Bureau of Land Management.


Special to INI/Bureau of Land Management
Wild burros are also part of the BLM adoption program.


Wild horse adoption in Okeechobee February 18


By Katrina Elsken

OKEECHOBEE Wild hors-
es are coming to Okeechobee
County on Feb. 18-19.
The Bureau of Land Manage-
ment Wild Horse and Burro
Adoption Program will host an
adoption event at the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200
East State Road 70 in Okee-
chobee, on Feb. 18-19.
Approximately 85 horses and
15 burros will be available for
adoption, said Wild Horse Spe-
cialist James Hood. The horses
will arrive on Feb. 17, and will be
available for viewing by the pub-
lic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and
from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Satur-
day. The auction will start at
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Horses that receive no bids at
the auction will be available for
adoption on a "first come" basis
until 5 p.m. on Saturday and
from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
Any horses not adopted will be
taken back to a BLM facility.
Mr. Hood said about half of
the horses will be yearlings; the
rest will be age two or older. It's
easier to find homes for the
younger horses, he explained,
because they are easier to work
with.
All of the wild horses avail-
able for adoption have been in
captivity for about a year, so
some of the younger horses
were born in captivity, he contin-
ued.
The price for each horse will
be set in an auction. Each horse
will go through the sale ring and
those who wish to adopt it may
bid. Only those who have
already qualified for the horse
adoption program will be
allowed to bid.


INI/Katrmna tlsKen.
Taylor Lowe, a 4-Her from Okeechobee County, rides her
mustang, Spirit, in local events. Spirit's brand shows he was
born in the wild and adopted through the BLM program.


He said the minimum adop-
tion fee is $125. The average fee,
according to the BML Web site is
around $160. Some people will
bid higher for "flashy" horses,
Mr. Hood said, such as paints
and palominos. "A paint might
go as high as $400," he said.
Mr. Hood said all of the hors-
es and burros are current on all
vaccinations.
If no one bids on a horse dur-
ing the auction, it will be put up
for adoption following the auc-
tion. These "left over" horses
may be adopted on a "first
come" basis at the standard
adoption fee of $125. Mr. Hood
said they have a special "buddy"
price for anyone who adopts
one of these horses: the first


horse is $125 and the second is
only $25. Generally these horses
are sorrels and bays, he said.
Mr. Hood said these "plainer
Jane" bays and sorrels may well
wind up more valuable than
their flashier cousins. He said he
knows of one horse that was
adopted as a "buddy" for $25,
which has gone on to be trained
as a cutting horse and win many
thousands of dollars.
The adopted horses remain
the property of the government
for one year. During that time,
BLM volunteers check on the
horses to make sure they are
being treated properly. After a
year, the person who adopted
the horse may petition for own-
ership, If all of the requirements


have been met, at that time the
wild horse becomes the proper-
ty of the adopter and he or she
has title to the horse.
Those who wish to adopt a
wild horse or burro must have a
fenced (no wire or mesh) corral
with a minimum of 400 square
feet (20 feet x 20 feet) for each
animal adopted. Horses less
than 18 months of age should be
kept in corrals with fences 5 feet
high and 6 feet high for ungen-
tied horses more than 18
months of age. Covered stock
trailers are required to transport
the animals home from the auc-
tion.
Mustangs are popular for trail
riding, but they have been used
for all kinds of equestrian activi-
ties. The BLM Web site features
photos and stories about mus-
tangs used for barrel racing,
jumping, dressage, trick riding
and endurance riding. The U.S.
Army has adopted mustangs for
use in formal ceremonies. Mr.
Hood said he recently talked to a
woman in South Carolina who
rides her mustang on fox hunts.
Mustangs live on grass and
brush in the West, so many tend
to be "easy keepers," said Mr.
Hood. These horses are not used
to eating grain. In captivity since
being rounded up by the BLM,
they horses have been fed good
quality hay. .
"Their feet are awesome," he
continued. Because the horses
come from a rocky environ-
ment, their feet have thick hoof
walls.
The BLM uses the adoption
program to thin the herds of
wild horses and burros on feder-
al lands. If these herds were
allowed to overpopulate, many
would starve. For more informa-
tion about adoption horses and


the requirements for housing
and transporting adopted horses
and burros, see the BLM Web


site at www.wildhorseandbur-
ro.blm.gov/index.php or contact
the BLM at (888) 274-2133.


Freeze mark identifies


all the wild horses


The Bureau of Land Manage-
ment Wild Horse Adoption Pro-
gram uses freeze marking to
identify captured wild horses
and burros. Freeze marking is a
permanent, unalterable and
painless way to identify each
horse as an individual. It is
applied on the left side of the
neck. It utilizes the International
Alpha Angle System which uses
a series of angles and alpha-sym-
bols that cannot be altered. The
mark contains the Registering
Organization (U.S. Govern-
ment), year of birth, and registra-
tion number.
The technique is simple and
completely painless to the ani-
mal. The left side of the neck is
shaved and washed with alcohol,
and the mark is applied with an
iron that is chilled in liquid nitro-
gen. The hair at the site of the
mark will grow back white and
show the identification number.
In addition to the freeze mark
on the left side of the neck, sanc-
tuary wild horses are marked on
the left croup with 4 inch high
Arabic numerals that corre-
spond with the last four digits of
the freeze mark on the neck.
Although every effort is made
to apply freeze marks which are
legible, occasionally freeze
marks do get blurred. This hap-
pens when the iron is applied,
the animal moves and all or


Key to the Alpha Angle Symbol
Read each angle to determine
the freeze mark number








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Special to INI/
Bureau of Land Management
Freeze mark brands use
symbols to stand for num-
bers which indicate a wild
horses birth year and his
origin.

some of the identification num-
ber cannot be read.
Registration numbers are indi-
vidual to each animal, and are
assigned according to the area
the horse was captured. Num-
bers are assigned as follows:
Oregon: 0-800000;
Arizona: 80001-160000;
California: 160001-240000;
Colorado: 240001-320000;
Idaho: 320001-400000;
Montana: 400001-480000;
Nevada: 480001-640000;
New Mexico: 640001-720000;
Utah: 720001-800000;
Wyoming: 800001-880000;
Eastern States: 880001-
880100.


February 3, 2006
NOTICE
BBC 2006-01
Nti is ereby give t the Bgard of Building ommnisstnirrs of thett ofCle-
wisoan, lonaa, l hold a puoic hearing onon ay, Feoruary 2T, 2006, at
10:00 a.m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida.
1e purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following proper-

EugeneP. Austin
340 West El Paso Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kermit Blair
526 South Central Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Donald and Ruth Kelley
ih-, ,.i ,,, 1. 1' 3 1' ( ,
Kenneth and Jessie Lenning, Sr.
344 West Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Smith Properties City Walk
321 South Deane Duff Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Darren Smith
310 North Francisco Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Darren Smith
606 South Benito Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
Walter G. Smith
525 East Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Jesus L. Vazquez
805 East Concordia Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 6-178, Clewiston Code of Ordi-
nances.
All persons interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA


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