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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: February 16, 2006
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At a Glance

Relay for Life
survivor's dinner
The annual cancer survivor's
dinner for survivors, families,
and friends sponsored by the
Relay For Life will be tonight at 6
p.m. (Thursday, Feb. 16), at First
United Methodist Church of
Clewiston. If you are a cancer
survivor, the friend or family of
someone who has or has had
cancer, or have lost a friend or
family member to cancer, please
come and be a part of this spe-
cial dinner. Volunteers to help
with the meal are also welcome.
Call 983-5269, or come by!

ACS relay
for life
The American Cancer Soci-
ety is gearing up for this year's
Relay For Life, which is going to
be held the weekend of Feb. 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 year's Relay,
and is also still looking for more
teams to participate in the
event. Teams have to consist of
at least ten members, each
responsible for raising $100 for
fundraising for cancer research
and treatment. If you are inter-
ested in participating in the
2006 Relay for Life or would 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.

One book, one
conmmminty
The "One Book, One Com-
munity" selection will be
announced by Mayor Mali
Chamnes at the Cle%%iston
Library at 5 p.m. on \ved. Feb.
22. There \will be a DVD show
related to the selection, books
available to check out, and
refreshments will be serx ed.

Children's
crusade
Join us for a fabulous chil-
dren'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 Jow.ille
festival games, games, and
more games 10 a.m.- 12 a.m.
The children's crusade \%ill con-
clude on Sunday morning at
Joyville. For those thai attend all
the activities and bring a friend
there will be a prize. Our special
guest for the crusade will be
"Singing Grizzly. Mark your cal-
endar now and don't miss this
great crusade!

Church yard sale
Calvary Baptist Church will
be having a yard sale Feb 25,
from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The
church is located at 1007 David-
son Road. For more informa-
tion, call 983-5174.

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Index

Classifieds ... .. .19-23
Opinion . . . .4
Sports .... . .. .14
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Lake water is part of problem


By MaryAnn Morris
FORT MYERS Local people,
public officials and high school
students converged on the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) Governing Board
meeting in Ft. Myers at Florida
Gulf Coast University Wednesday,
Feb. 8. They came from the east,
they came from the west and they
came from the center; the coun-
ties and towns around Lake
Okeechobee, the center of the


controversy that has raged for
many months and years.
Placards held by irate citizens
spoke to individual views of the
problem: "Don't Flood Our
Town," "Save Our River," "Stop
the Muck," "SFWMD is Sugar
Coating the Problems," "Stop the
Blame" and similar sentiments.
Reports by SFWMD regional
officials and engineers outlined
the situation.
Dr. Susan Gray, Ph.D. Director
of the Lake Okeechobee District
Watershed spoke of the worsen-


ing condition of the lake water
and loss of aquatic plants, which
deprive the lake water of needed
oxygen and spawning beds for
the bass and other fish in the lake.
"There is no silver bullet, no
one solution," said Cal Neidauer,
an engineer of 20 years with
SFWMD. He spoke of, among
other matters, the schedule,
which governs the amount of
water that is held or discharged
from the lake through locks and
floodgates.
"Operational changes will


Fun day: Super Bowl Blast at New Harvest


help," he said.
Rhonda Haag, Interim Direc-
tor of Southwest Florida Water
Management District, made note
of the fact that while water short-
age is a problem in areas of her
District; many areas re-use 100
percent of their wastewater to
lessen the need for fresh water
from Lake Okeechobee. Alterna-
tive water sources are also being
developed.
"By working together we will
reach responsible solutions as a
team," said Alice Carlson, of the


SFWMD Governing Board, "We
are a diverse district and I'm glad
to see so many representatives of
so many of the district's factions.
The district believes firmly in
open, respectful communica-
tion."
A dozen civic/community pre-
sentations followed.
"Substantial amounts of land
have been purchased as part of
panther habitat and Everglades
See Muck Page 9


Survivors to



walk for life


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Even as a
growing number of individuals
successfully overcome a daunt-
ing variety of cancer types, the
disease remains one of the most
frightening and painful life expe-
riences one could ever face. An
estimated 96,000 Floridians will
be affected by cancer in 2006,
along with a total of 1.3-million
Americans.
In this weekend's fifth annual
Clewiston Relay For Life, sur-
vivors of the menacing disease
will bear witness to the invalu-
able effects of advanced cancer
research. and development of
cancel treatments Cancer sur-
vi\ors and loved ones of cancer
victims will be among the teams
of walkers to participate in the
relay, which %%ill begin its open-
ing ceremonies at 6 p.m. on Feb.


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
On Sunday, Feb. 5, the annual Super Bowl Blast took place at the New Harvest Church,
which opened its doors to all of the adolescents of our community. Super Bowl fest is
a yearly-organized free event for the children in the community. Filled with all sorts of
entertainments from midway rides to video games, food prizes, and much more and all
at no cost. Sponsored by New Harvest Church, together with the help of many of our
local business.


Volunteers were happy to participate in serving all sorts of food, snacks and deserts to
the children on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the annual Super Bowl Blast.


17 at the Hendry County Fair-
grounds.
The event has been recently
dedicated to honorary relay
committee chair Lucy Burdick,
who lost her battle against can-
cer in December.
A survivor dinner reception
for cancer survivors and their
caregivers will be held Thursday,
in recognition and celebration of
those in the community who
have struggled with and sur-
vived against cancer. The recep-
tion will feature complimentary
turkey dinners at the First United
Methodist Church.
On Friday, relay teams will
participate as representatives of
several area businesses and
organizations, including learns
from First Bank of Clewiston,
U.S. Sugar, Hendry Regional
See Relay-- Page 9


Cougar board



to take action


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON In the wake
of allegations that the Jan. 5 elec-
tions of the current board of
directors of Clewiston's Cougar
youth football organization were
not properly executed, the board
met Feb. 15 to discuss schedul-
ing and bylaws for the coming
year.
The board also considered a
possible change to the number
of board seats in response to
some longtime members being
left out, at the recommendation
of public relations chairperson
Dan Paige.
"I am prepared to recom-
mend to the board that they con-


sider adding seats to the current
membership," said Mr. Paige.
"The current number of chairs is
at nine and there is nothing
wrong with adding members to
the board so for voting pur-
poses, there should be at least
two seats added, if that is the
decision of the board," he said.
The addition of board mem-
berships would give some for-
mer members an opportunity to
return to serving the Cougar
organization. Individuals, includ-
ing former board members such
as last year's secretary April
White, who were not elected to
the board Jan. 5 claimed that
See Cougars Page 9


Deputies close


down crack houses


By Mark Young
MONTURA The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigation Division (CID),
with the cooperation of the Col-
lier County Sheriff's Office and
Lee County Sheriff's Office SRT
units, closed in on a trio of
known drug operations in the
Montura Ranch Estates Feb. 10
and successfully terminated
three drug dealing ventures.
According to CID Captain Joe
Johnson, the three operations
occurred simultaneously, .but
were three separate ongoing
investigations. The suspects
were known by sheriff's
deputies to possess reputations
for drug dealing throughout the
area and launched a three-
month investigation that netted
drugs, weapons, cash, and
stolen property.,


The first residence to be
taken down by law enforce-
ment agencies was located at
745 North Granja St. in Montura.
Taken into custody was Enrique
Leon, a.k.a. Chino who is listed
as a white male, born Dec. 23,
1949. Leon was charged with
possession of marijuana over 20
grams, three counts of posses-
sion of Legend Drugs without a
prescription, and two counts of
possession of Legend Drugs
without a prescription with
intent to sell, as well as posses-
sion of narcotic paraphernalia.
A second-residence at 840
North Fronda St., in Montura,
was raided and netted
weapons, narcotic parapherna-
lia, and cocaine residue.
According to the sheriff's office,
an arrest is pending in relation
See Drugs Page 9


INI/Mark Young
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee and Captain Johnson of the Criminal Investigative Divi-
sion sit across from a stockpile of weapons, drugs, cash, and stolen property recently recov-
ered during three separate raids in Hendry County.


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Obituaries


Barbara Lee Rudd
Barbara Lee Rudd, age 64, of
Clewiston passed away Jan. 29,
2006 at Hospice of the Palm
Beaches.
Barbara was born Feb. 15, 1941,
at Sanford, FL to the late John Eric
Crosby and Mamie Ruby (Teston)
Patterson. She moved to Clewiston
50 years ago from Miami. She and
her late husband Jerry owned and
operated Rudd's Fish Company.
Survivors include her sons,
Jerry Keavon Rudd, Richard Kregg
Rudd, and William Eric Rudd; a
daughter, Kymm Rudd McCall
(Mike) all of Clewiston; brothers,
Ronald Eugene Crosby (Nanelle),
of Clewiston, Gerald Patterson
(Lind) of Cape Coral, A.J. Patterson
of Dalton, GA.; brother-in-law,


Brain Rusling, of Dalton, GA; and
four grandchildren.
She was preceded by her par-
ents, John and Mamie Crosby, hus-
band Jerry Rudd and a sister Nancy
Patterson Rusling.
Billy Joe Alexander
Billy Joe Alexander, age 75, of
Pahokee, died Saturday, Feb. 11,
2006 in Okeechobee. He was
born in Madison County Sept.
16, 1930. His parents were John
Vance and Karie Alexander. Mr.
Alexander served in the U.S.
Marines and he was self-
employed in the excavating busi-
ness. Mr. Alexander was a Paho-
kee resident since 1950 moving
from Elba, Alabama. He was a
member of the American Legion


of LaBelle.
Survived by his wife of 48 years
Mary E. Alexander of Pahokee;
three sons Timothy E. Alexander of
Moore Haven, Jimmy W Alexan-
der of Gordonsville, TN and Joseph
A. Alexander of Leigh, FL; two
daughters Janet M. Faulkner of
Okeechobee and Rita D. Ragsdale
of Gordonsville, TN, 18 grandchil-
dren and 3 great-grandchildren,
brother Alexander and sister Laura
Moss both of Jackson, MI.
Visitation was took place
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 from 6-8
p.m. at Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home. Burial will be in Gor-
donsville Cemetery in Gor-
donsville, TN. Local
arrangements entrusted to the
loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home & Crematory.


George Harris Gregory in death by
George E.an
George Harris Gregory went
home to be with his youngest son William
Lance who passed away in 1986. A
resident of Moore Haven, he was Alberso]
born Jan. 7, 2006 at Kindred Hospi- William
tal in St. Petersburg, FL. He was a of 919 Norti
missionary in Brazil for 21 years, the ton, died T]
Bahamas for three years and El residence i
Paso, TX for six years. He also ran a Union, NY,
guesthouse for missionaries in late Fredrick
Miami for six years. He retired to Ruth Marie
Florida in 1992. He is a member of moved to C
the First Baptist Church in Moore started woi
Haven. He is survived by his wife eventually b
Susan of 57 years, his two sons L.S. Jones
Christopher and Mark, his two vice Statio
daughters Melody Brown and


Rebecca Mintz, one brother
Eugene, 19 grandchildren and six
great grandchildren. He is preceded


Take responsibility for your Births


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A new television show about
an eccentric doctor, "House," has
a recurring theme it can be dif-
ficult for doctors to properly diag-
nose a problem because so many
patients aren't completely truth-
ful.
The days of the family doctor
who knew everything about you
are long gone. Today, many peo-
ple may see a variety of doctors.
And one doctor may not be
aware of the problems another
doctor is treating, unless you tell
them.
Some people just don't think
one ailment has anything to do
with another, so they don't both-
er to mention it. Does a doctor
treating a pain in your leg need to
know about your indigestion?
Yes, to properly diagnose the
problem, he probably does.
Other people expect their
physician to have the diagnostic
abilities of Sherlock Holmes, who
could just look at someone and
know what is wrong. This leads
to frustration for both the doctor
and the patient. Doctors need
information to diagnose a prob-
lem, and the person best quali-
fied. to give that information is the
patient.
Some things to remember
when visiting a doctor:
Research your own family
history. Start with your parents.
You might be surprised to find out
they have health problems they


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never told you about. Find out as
much as you can about grandpar-
ents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Give your doctor the names
of other doctors you are seeing,
and the ailments these doctors
are treating.
Make a complete list of all
prescriptions you are taking and
give a copy to the doctor. This is
especially important if you are on
a number of prescriptions.
Make a list of any vitamins,
nutritional supplements and
over-the-county drugs you take
and give a copy of this list to your
doctor. Just because something is
sold over the counter does not
mean it is safe for everyone.
Some prescription medications
interact badly with certain over-
the-counter drugs.
If you are in pain, keep a
"pain diary." Write down how the
pain feels at different times of the
day (sharp-? burning" aching?)
and rate it wo a scale of one to
ten. This can help the doctor


determine the cause of the pain.
Be honest. If you have been
cheating on your diet, don't lie
about it to the doctor. Some
foods interact badly with pre-
scription drugs. "Fibbing" about
what you have been eating could
put you in danger. Tell the truth
about other lifestyle factors. If
you smoke cigarettes, admit it. If
you drink, be truthful about how
many drinks you average. The
doctor is not there to judge you.
Questions about your eating,
exercise and other habits can be
important to properly diagnosing
the problem.
The internet is an amazing
source of information. If you are
diagnosed with a health problem,
go online and do a little reading.
Find out as much as you can
about your illness or injury. If sur-
gery is suggested, look it up.
Check out the possible complica-
tions.
If you'don't.feel comfortable
with the treatment prescribed by
your doctor, don't be afraid to go
to another doctor for a second
opinion. Doctors don't always
agree with each other. It's your
life and you have the right to
make an informed decision
about your treatment.
Before making change in your
diet or exercise plan, consult your
.doctor. This is especially impor-
tant if you are on any prescription
drugs.


Olivia Marie Sanford
Michael and Carmen Sanford
of Belle Glade are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter Olivia Marie Sanford.
She was born Dec. 6, 2005 at
Palms West Hospital in Loxa-
hatchee, Florida. She weighed
eight pounds, 11 ounces and
was 20.25 inches long at birth.
Olivia was welcomed home
by her big brother Trey. Maternal
grandparents are Gustavo and
Carmen Ruiz, paternal grand-
mother is Joyce Smith, and
great-grandparents are Roberto
and Maria Molina, all of Belle
Glade, Florida.
Javian Wyatt Ortez
Courtney Ervin and Richard
Ortez are proud to announce the
birth of their son Javian Wyatt
Ortez.
He was born Dec. 30, 2005 at
5:20 a.m. at Belle Glade Hospi-
tal. He weighed seven pounds
and three ounces and was 20
inches long at birth. Maternal
grandparents are Billy Joe Haith-
cock and Mada Cavazos. Pater-
nal grandparents are Jose Flores
and Maria Ortez. Great grand-
mother Joyce Ervin welcomed
Javian home.

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his father and mother
id Lillian of New Jersey.

a Bulifant
Alberson Bulifant, 78,
h Berner Road, Clewis-
hursday, Jan. 5, at his
n Clewiston. Born in
He was the son of the
; Churchill and the late
(Mayers) Bulifant. He
lewiston at age 37 and
king for Jones Farm,
becoming partners with
starting the Jones Ser-
n. He became sole


owner of the station in time and
changed the name to Bill's Citgo &
Wrecker Service.
Survived by his wife Betty Marie
(Adams) Bulifant, one daughter
Sharon H. Gruber (Greg) of Light-
house Point, FL and our sons
Robert Lee Bulifant (Teresa) of
Petersburg, VA, William Fredrick
Bulifant (Mariylin) of Willow
Springs, NC, Ronald A. Hunt of
Clewiston, Donald 0. Hunt (Debo-
rah) of Old Town, FL.
Funeral services took place
Monday, Jan. 9, at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Clewiston. Inter-
ment followed at the Ridgelawn
Cemetery.


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'Bad words' and



why they're bad


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I have followed the burning of
the Danish Embassy by militants
of the Moslem faith. They took
great offense at the portrayal of
the prophet, Mohammed, in a
fashion they regarded as deroga-
tory and vented their anger against
a government office whose offi-
cials they felt should have prevent-
ed the perceived insult.
Other nations have shown the
portrayals or printed them in the
name of "free speech." It has
always interested me to know
what various groups, peoples and
nations regard as "blasphemous"
or insolent toward God or his mes-
sengers and what is not permitted.
It seems we live where the use
of the name of God in an inappro-
priate fashion is acceptable, but
there are other words that are for-
bidden. "Blasphemy" has been
defined as reviling or cursing God
or scared who were God's repre-
sentatives intentionally offering
indignities toward God or sacred
things. Apparently there are "bad
words" that are really bad and
those that are not so bad, depend-
ing on what' you believe and
where you live.
I had a young person call me a
bunch of "bad names" and asked
him what the words meant that he
was using to express his feelings
one day. He didn't know. They
peppered his speech, obviously
angry speech, but he still didn't
know what the words meant. I
assured him that my parents were
married when one epithet came
sailing in my direction and he
looked at me with a strange look,
as if to say, "What does that have
to do with anything?"
It was obvious he didn't
really know what the word he
used meant. In fact, there are Bib-
lical words some might regard as
profane and our literary heritage
from antiquity reflects a change in
speech "bad words" may truly
depend on the context in which
they are used and the intention of
the person who utters them.
What impressed me most
about the perceived insults to


Mohammed, though, was the
reaction of people for what they
believed. Their militant response
speaks of a respect for what they
believe to be scared to the point
that they will react very strongly
when desecration happens, even
by persons acknowledged to be
outside of their ..
religion.
I remember
a time growing :. ,_
up when peo-
ple spoke with ,
respect about '
the Lord even if
they had no
part of a partic-
ular faith or a Samuel S.
belief in God. It Thomas
had to do with
respecting the beliefs of others
even if it wasn't your belief. There
was a time when religious proper-
ty was respected and a time when
the commandments about mis-
use of scared words were taken
seriously at all.
We seem to have lost that
respect apparently it may not
be lost in other parts of the world.
When someone causes another
person, he takes to himself some-
thing that is reserved for God
alone to do. He gives himself
God's right to do what only God
can do and that's wrong.
When someone insults God,
he shows oBerespLectLor his cre-
ator-redeemor-sactifier; "bites the
hand that feeds him" as it were.
He takes credit for his own cre-
ation-redemption-sanctification;
certainly something well beyond
human capacities. I think that
those who do, such things rarely
ever have thought about the impli-
cations of their words or actions,
and really don't know what they
are saying.
If they did, perhaps there would
be a lot less "swearing" or insolent
language. I also wonder if those
who are as militant about per-
ceived insults to the things they
hold dear have thought just what it
is that they are defending or what it
is that they perceive as insolent.
Their vehemence about demand-
ing respect, though, reminded me
of something that seems to be lost
in our part of the world and
maybe lost for the worse.


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Letters to the Editor


Seniors deserve
Medicare extension
Dear editor:
It doesn't take an expert to real-
ize that prescription drug prices
have risen dramatically over the
past 20 years. Over and over, sen-
iors have asked for help from Con-
gress help that I believe they
deserve. Seniors in this country
should never have to choose
between their meals and their
medications.
But Congress dropped the ball
in 2003 when it presented the pub-
lic with a confusing, complicated
plan. And what followed was
worse the chaotic and ill-
planned implementation of Part D
has left seniors in tears as pharma-
cists deny medication because of
data errors and computer glitches.
This Medicare prescription drug
plan is overly confusing, fails to
adequately protect seniors' retiree
coverage and does not address the
escalating cost of prescription
drugs.
Seniors' concern and confusion
is understandable as they face
numerous private plan options, a
looming deadline and stiff late
penalties. Across the country, over
40-million Medicare beneficiaries
are grappling with this difficult and
potentially costly decision.
In my home state of Florida
alone, 18 companies are offering a
total of 43 stand-alone prescription
drug plans. In addition, 37 compa-
nies will offer a total of 257
Medicare Advantage prescription
drug plans. Each of these options
differs in terms of premiums, cost-
sharing requirements, drugs cov-
ered and pharmacy access.
Choosing the right plan is a chal-
lenge for all beneficiaries. The task
is virtually impossible for hurricane
victims who still do not have per-
manent addresses.
And seniors must enroll by May
15 or face stiff financial penal-
ties. Many seniors are not even
aware that this penalty exists. And
many say that a little more time
would be helpful, allowing them to
seek out additional assistance.
That's why I introduced the
Medicare Informed Choice Act of
2005 (S. 1841). This bill, which
now has 29 Senate cosponsors,
will help protect beneficiaries dur-
ing the first year of the new pro-
gram. Specifically, the bill:
Expands the existing six-month
open enrollment period to the
entireyear of2006. ,.2-I .
Gives ei ery Medicare benefici-
ary the opporturnih to make a one-
time change in plan enrollihnt'at
any point during 2006; and, Pro-
tects employees from being
dropped by their former employ-
er's plan during the first year of
implementation, so that beneficiar-
ies have time to correct enrollment
mistakes.
Senator Olympia Snowe and I
introduced a similar bipartisan
measure as well, called the
Medicare Drug Benefit Protections
Act of 2005 (S. 2168). Both bills aim
to ensure that seniors aren't forced
to make hasty or regretful deci-
sions.
I'm exploring every avenue to
get this done. I've offered amend-
ments to extend the deadline. My
most recent attempt received a
majority of votes, 52-45, but need-
ed 60 to overcome a parliamentary


hurdle. Although the leg
not pass, I was encourage
majority of the Senate
favor of it.
This issue boils do
one goal helping senior
ing the deadline for
Medicare program is a i
limited step that will he
pressure during the first
new program. I hop
leagues will take action
too late.


The Cartoon Jihl
speech in the bal
Dear Editor:
A battle for Western
being fought overseas. T
object of the battle is
handful of cartoons. Th
of the struggle, however
berate for years.
The conflict began
leading Danish news
lands-Posten printed t
toons of Mohammed
and challenge the court
ing climate of fear of
Islam. Confirming the n<
nightmares, the respon
deluge of Islamic ra
threats and violence now
the world.
The issue at stake is
speak one's mind.
Recognizing this, m
pean newspapers rep
cartoons. Echoing the s
defiant slaves, who,
Romans came for Spa
leader of their rebellion
claimed "I am Spartac
was a clear show of sup
Danish paper and a sym
mation of the right to free
In the United States
fear of Muslim anger
pressed a similar show
Indeed, the Bush adm
and the mainstream m
generally sided with the
gionists; while dutifully
service to the First Am
their main concern ha
the "hurt feelings" of
Bush cautioned that w
responsibility to be
about others." Offering
sons, major U.S. news]
the New York Times refu
the cartoons. UN Secrete
Kofi Annan told the wo
course freedom of spee
absolute."
Well, is freedom
absolute?
Absolutely.
Th&'right to free spe
thf iight to express o
'without" danger of co
physical suppression o
ence, by anyone. Thi
includes the right to ma
write books, draw pict
political opinions a
religion. This right flows
right to think: the right I
to follow the evidence, t
conclusions you judge
warrant and then to c
thoughts to others.
To demand special
any idea or ideology-
Judaism or Christianity o
or Islam off-limits, abo
criticism is to neg
rights. No rational mind
tion under the order:
evidence wherever yo
leads, but don't you dare
negative conclusion abo


isolationn did losophy of Marxism or the religion
aged that a of Islam.
e voted in The consequence of making
submission to authority and not
wn to just thought faith, not reason-the
irs. Extend- sacred value of a society can be
the new observed throughout the Middle
small, time- East, where censorship, state prop-
lp ease the agenda, intellectual stagnation,
year of this forced compliance with religious
e my col- edicts and medieval punishments
, before it's for religious offences are part of
everyday life.
Bill Nelson Unlike the Muslims now raging
ad: Free across the world, however, many
id: Free Americans do cherish free speech
ance -yet may be wondering, when so
Many other Muslims appear to be
offended, is this really the issue on
freedom is which. to make an intransigent
[he specific stand? The answer to this question
s merely a is unequivocally yes.
.e outcome Even if it were true that many
r, will rever- Muslims are angered by the specific
nature of the cartoons, not by the
when the mere fact that Islam was criticized,
paper Jyl- their anger is irrelevant. Is a Jew to
welve car- be silenced because Christians find
to expose it offensive that he refuses to accept
entry's exist- the divinity of Jesus? Or are the
criticizing Christians to be silenced, because
newspaper's the Jew finds the Trinity offensive?
se was the Is the atheist to be silenced,
ige, death because Jew, Christian and Muslim
v sweeping alike find his ideas offensive?
Maybe all the scientific heirs to
the right to Galileo should be silenced, as
Galileo himself was by the Church,
nany Euro- since those who take the Bible liter-
)rinted the ally are angered by the claim that
story of the the earth moves?
when the If we allow anyone's feelings to
rtacus, the reign, we destroy freedom of
, each pro- thought and speech.
us" this In a free society, anyone
port for the angered by someone else's ideas
nbolic affir- has a simple and powerful
e speech. recourse: don't buy his books,
;, however, watch his movies, read his newspa-
r has sup- pers. If one judges his ideas danger-
of support. ous, argue against them. The pur-
ninistration veyor of evil ideas is no threat to
nedia have those who remain free to counter
raging reli- them with rational ones.
paying lip (Note that many European
nendment, nations have laws limiting free
s been for speech, all, of which should be
f Muslims. repealed; to protest these, howev-
ve have "a er, one does not demand, "equal
thoughtful censorship.")
similar rea- The moment someone decides
papers like to answer those he finds offensive
use to print with a gun, not an argument-as
ary-General many Muslims have by demanding
rld that "of that European governments censor
:ch is never the newspapers or by issuing calls
for beheadings and other violence
of speech against Europeans-he removes
himself from civilized society and
any rational consideration.
ech means And against this kind of threat to
one's ideas free speech, every free man must
)ercion, of stand up. We must vociferously
or interfer- condemn the attempt by religion-
s freedom ists to impose censorship in the
ike movies, West. We must extol-without
ures, voice apology or qualifications-the
nd satirize indispensable pillar of a free socie-
's from the ty: freedom of thought and speech.
to observe, The U.S. press should do so by
o reach the immediately publishing the car-
e the facts toons, declaring that "I, too, am
onveyyour Spartacus."
Christian Beenfeldt and Onkar
status for Ghate
-to declare Ayn Rand Institute


or iMarxism
ove public
gate these
J can func-
Follow the
)u think it
e come to a
)ut the phi-


Let's be fair
To the editor:
Your Jan. 18, 2006, article "storm
victims watch the clock; county set
to enforce demolition deadline," by
Bill Fabian and Mark Young, was
filed with distortions and outright
falsehoods about Litton Loan Ser-
vicing. Unfortunately, Litton Loan
Servicing was not contacted for its
side of the story prior to publica-
tion. Had we been contacted, we
would have provided the newspa-
per with an accurate accounting of
the events it purports to describe.
Among the many inaccuracies
in this article:


Complaints by Litton clients
about our service and late-payment
policies are by no means "com-
mon." To the contrary, considering
the large number of loans Litton
services, we actually receive very
few complaints.
Our high performance ratings
come from the three major inde-
pendent rating agencies -
Moody's, Fitch, and Standard and
Poor's not our industry partner
investor services.
Our loan portfolio consists of
320,000 loans, not 650,000.
Here are some of the facts your
reporters would have learned had
they contacted us.
To begin with, Litton Servicing is
proud to be part of an industry that
makes homeownership possible to
millions of people who would oth-
erwise not be able to get mortgage
financing. We make every effort to
keep mortgage holders in their
homes. It is a point of pride for us
that in the last year alone, we were
able to serve nearly 70,000 dis-
tressed homeowners from foreclo-
sure.
The idea that we profit from
foreclosure is simply wrong. Fore-
closure is a money-losing proposi-
tion for the lender as well as the
borrower. Indeed, in 2004, Litton
Loan Servicing lost an average
$45,000 per foreclosure property.
This is why we strive to avoid fore-
closure whenever possible.
As noted above, Litton receives
relatively few customers' com-
plaints. While some borrowers
who are unable to meet their mort-
gage obligations may express neg-
ative views about the company on
certain Web sites, they represent a
tiny, if highly vocal, minority of our
customers. In no way are they rep-
resentative of the vast majority of
our borrowers who make their
payments on time every month
and have no complaints with Lit-
ton's administration of their mort-
gage. That said, Litton takes every
complaint seriously, and we work
hard to resolve them as quickly as
possible.
With regard to late fees, the bor-
rower's obligation to make pay-
ments on time and pay a penalty
if he or she fails to do so is clearly
stated in the initial loan agreement
as well as on the monthly state-
ments each borrower receives.
Nonetheless, in the vast majority of
cases, Litton assesses a late fee only
if the borrower fails to make a
mortgage payment within 15 days
of its due date meaning you can
make your mortgage payments as
much as two-weeks late without
incurring apy penalty. It is also
worth mentioning that Litton
would never refer a borrower to
foreclosure as a result of unpaid
late fees alone. Generally, any pay-
ment Litton receives from a bor-
rower who has fallen behind is first
put towards any overdue principal
or interest the borrower may owe,
not to outstanding late fees.
Unfortunately, due to borrower
confidentiality requirements, we
cannot discuss specifics of Mr.
Brinkman's account. However, we
can assure you that Mr. Brinkman
was paid the proceeds of his insur-
ance settlement last week, we
regret Mr. Brinkman's current situa-
tion, and sympathize with all those
affected by the recent hurricanes.
Litton would have been happy
to share the above facts. with the
News and information's reporters
had they observed the most basic
journalistic standards and contact-
ed us for comment. We find it
deeply disturbing that we were not
given the opportunity to respond to
these allegations before they were
published.
Sincerely,
LanyB. Litton, JR
President and CEO
Litton Loan Servicing


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I knew she was seriously inter-
ested in someone else, but I decid-
ed to throw myself into the pot any-
way. I pulled out all of the stops,
and let her know that I was interest-
ed. The death toll came after our
second date. At her door, she told
me, "Let's just be friends."
I had no interest in being "just
friends". I wanted our relationship
to be much more! All my life I had
had safe brother/sister relation-
ships with a number of members
of the opposite sex. I was a good
brother. Even when I secretly
desired a deeper relationship, I kept
it safe so we would not strain a
good friendship with boyfriend/girl-
friend issues. I was safe.
Well, one day I decided that I
had had enough of this brotherly
platonic relationship stuff. I wanted
more. I'll tell you, it hurts to spend a
lot on someone you care about and
basically have them not care. She
told me I might wait around, and
something might happen down
the road. Yeah, right!
I was still interested, but I set my
mind that I was not going to wait
around. We still did things together
with the singles group, but I also
dated others. What happened? She
decided that maybe she wanted to
be more than just friends after all.
That seemed like a good idea to me
as well, so I married her!
Setting aside the romantic part
of this, I can't help but wonder if'
Jesus doesn't want to have a simi-
lar relationship with us. I can imag-
ine Him saying, "I'm tired of the
level of relationship you've settled


for with Me. I want it to be so much
more!" How many of us have been
settling for a static and platonic
brother/sister type relationship
with Jesus when His desire for us is
for something far more passionate?
The question we need to ask
ourselves is this: Are we ready to
take our commitment to Jesus to a
much deeper level? Do we want
our relationship to be much more
than what it has been? We can set-
tile for the same old level of loving
Him. We can play it safe. Orwe can
take it to a deeper passionate level
and enjoy the blessings of what
happens when two become one.
Imagine Jesus standing there in
front of us, looking us in the eyes
saying, "Are you ready to really love
Me? I love you and gave my life for
our relationship to be more than
this."
What will it mean to become
more passionate in our love for
Jesus? First, it would mean us
spending more quality time with
Him not just rushed or occasion-
al time in the margins of our sched-
ules. Second, more passionate love
means deeper communication -
not just talking to Christ with head
talk, saying what we think we are
supposed to say. More love means
sharing the inner most desires and
concerns of our hearts. Finally, to
go beyond a platonic brother/sister
relationship means giving up indi-
vidual control in order to do things
in union. With Christ, we will find
that we are stronger and more
complete than what we would be
by ourselves.
Dare to go beyond the platonic
to the passionate! You will be
blessed!


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Thursday, February 16, 2006







Thursday, February 16, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


U.S. Sugar looks to

prevent vandalism; theft


Due to an increasing number of
trespassing incidents including van-
dalism, poaching, equipment theft
and arson on company property,
U.S. Sugar is stepping up efforts to
deal with trespassers. The compa-
ny has asked local, state and federal
law enforcement for assistance
with increased patrol and surveil-
lance of the property as well as help
in spreading the word that all tres-
passers will be prosecuted, regard-
less of circumstances.
U.S. Sugar is particularly trou-
bled with the number of high
school kids involved in trespassing
incidents on U.S. Sugar property.
Two weeks ago, four local high
school students were trespassing
on one of the farms and ended up
driving their truck into a canal. Two
kids were trapped inside the vehi-
cle. Last year, another group of
high school students rolled a jeep
over, narrowly escaping serious
injury. Several years ago, a car full
of kids lost control while trespass-
ing in the Bryant mill area. The car
flipped and one of them was killed.
"The amount of juvenile-related
trespassing and vandalism on our
property has been rapidly increas-
ing, and in some cases has involved
serious vehicular accidents," said
Charles Shide, Vice President of
Human Resources. "Our company
and our community law enforce-
ment are working together to stop
this type of thing before someone
else is seriously hurt or killed."
These incidents not only threat-
en U.S. Sugar property and inter-
ests, but endanger the community
as well. A cane field intentionally
set on fire threatens surrounding


people and property. Community
safety is a concern when out of
town poachers, thieves and van-
dals are in the area.
According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee,
the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
has increased its patrols through-
out the rural areas and has special
Ag deputies on patrol both night
and day.
"We are doing all that we can to
help. Hendry County is a member
of a multi-county Agricultural Task
Force that provides additional man-
power to patrol the farming area
and participate in area sweeps,"
Sheriff Lee said.
"U.S. Sugar is increasing the
posted "No Trespassing" signs on
its property as well as communicat-
ing its intentions and concerns to
both our employees and the com-
munity. We need everyone to be
aware of just how serious this issue
has become," said Fred Dyess, Jr.,
Human Resources Manager.
In addition to trespassing and
vandalism, there have been
increased number of thefts -
equipment stolen from U.S. Sugar
and its contractors. Poaching and
arson have become a real problem
facing not only the company, but
the community as whole.
"Teenagers, guns and fire could
result in a deadly situation and we
are doing all that we can to prevent
these situations from occurring.
Regardless of who these individu-
als may be or what they may be
doing, anyone caught trespassing
on U.S. Sugar property will be pros-
ecuted to the fullest extent of the
law," said Shide.


CrimeStoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County needs the help of
the community to help locate a
waned fugitive as of Feb. 10,
2006.
His name is Alfredo Malen-
dez, also known as Alfredo Sali-
nas. He is described as a white
male, D.O.B: Dec. 31, 1976. He is
5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs
195 pounds he has brown
hair and brown eyes. He has tat-
toos on right arm and wrist. His
last known address is SE G Ave.,
in Belle Glade. His last known
occupation is laborer.
He is wanted for. Felony fail-
ure to appear, aggravated, stalk-
inrg, trespass upon grounds of a
school facility; misdemeanor


failure to appear, battery; traffic:
failure to appear; no improper
expired drier's license; attaching
registration _
License plate
not assigned.
If you
should have .
any informa- i
tion or know
the where-
abouts of
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Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report do not indicate guilt. Anyone
wishing to contact the newspaper
upon final disposition of their case
may do so for publication.
Feb. 1
Enrique R. Quesada, 27, of
Miami was arrested by Detective
Richard Jones on the charge of
DWLS X4. He was later released
from custody with a $2,000 cash
bond.
Manuel Perez, 36, of Miami was
arrested by Deputy Richard Jones
on an active Dade County warrant.
He remains in custody without
privilege of bond.
Mathew Sanborn, 33, of Buck-
head Ridge was arrested by Deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charges of
battery (domestic violence), crimi-
nal mischief and escape. He was
later released from custody on a
$2,500 surety bond.
Shelton Gilles, 21, of Bradenton
was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner on the charge of possession
of cocaine. He was later released
on a $20,000 surety bond.


Feb. 2
Billy Rudd, 33, of Okeechobee
was arrested by SPD Officer Good-
man on the charge of Trespass after
warning. He was later released on
a $500 surety bond.
Ramon Montoyo, 27, of Clewis-
ton was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner on the charge of NVDL. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$500.
Debra McLaughlin, 46, of Cape
Coral was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charge of pos-
session of controlled substance
without a prescription. She was
later released from custody on a
$10,000 cash bond.
Margarito Flores-Mendoza, 20,
of Plant City was arrested by
Deputy Holly Ramsey on the
charge of DUI. He remains in cus-
tody with bond set at $750.
Domitilio Morales, 27, of Clewis-
ton was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner on the charge of resisting
officer without violence. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$1,000.


Feb. 3
Manuel Bolanos, 32, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on the charge of
DWLS. He was later released on a
$1,000 surety bond.
Joseph D. Toneges, 27, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on an active war-
rant for FTA. He remains in custody
with bond set at $2,500.


Feb. 5
Miguel Hernandez, 20, of
Labelle was arrested by Deputy
Tito Nieves on the charge of NVDL.
He was later released on a $350
surety bond.
Elton L. Hutson, JR., 33, of
Palmdale was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on the charges of
burglary and grand theft. He was
later released on a $10,000 surety
bond.


Editor's note: The following
individual listed in the arrest
report do not indicate guilt. Any-
one wishing to contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case may do so for
publication.
Crack cocaine found
during traffic stop
CLEWISTON When
deputies from the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Road Patrol Divi-
sion stopped a white in color
Oldsmobile for running a stop
sign they issued more than a traffic
ticket. Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports
that while the driver was guilty of a
traffic infraction, his passenger,
23-year-old Larry Wayne Sum-
mers had a much more serious
charge. Summers was found to be
in constructive possession of
more than 75 pieces of crack
cocaine. The traffic stop was
made near the intersection of
Sonora and Francisco within 1,000
feet of Clewiston High School
leading to a charge of cocaine
possession with intent to sell with-
in 1,000 feet of a school facility.
Summers was arrested and


Hendry County
Sheriff's Department


booked into the Hendry County
Sheriff's Jail.
Traffic stop leads
to drug arrests
CLEWISTON A traffic stop
by a member of the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office Road Patrol Divi-
sion led to the arrest of two people
on drug related charges. Accord-
ing to Sheriff Ronnie Lee, deputies
stopped a gold in color Chevy S-10
pickup truck driven by Amanda
Denise Hutchinson, age 22, of
8016 N. Carey Rd. in Lithia Florida
accompanied by James G.
Hutchinson, age 25, 8013 N.Carey
Rd., in Lithia Florida for running a
red traffic signal at the intersection
of U.S. Highway 27 and Berner
Road in Clewiston at approxi-
mately 12:33 a.m. on Jan. 28.
Actions by the two occupants
prompted deputies being assisted
by the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment to ask for permission to
search the vehicle. Both Hutchin-
son's were charged with posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
distribute, and possession of drug
paraphernalia and ;booked into
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Editor's note: The following
story was written by the late
Twila Valentine, who chronicled
the area's history for the Okee-
chobee News, from 1977 until
her death in 2002.
It took special, unique people
to challenge and overcome the
Florida frontier shortly after the
turn of the century. Today, hus-
band and wife doctors are not
uncommon. It can be said they
are simply following a long tradi-
tion started in the village of
Tantie nearly 80 years ago.
Drs. Anna and Roy Darrow
were physicians from Chicago,
where he had been on the staff
of Cook County Hospital. Illness
and poor health culminated in a
recommendation that Dr. Roy
move to a "kinder and gentler"
climate. The couple first visited
Florida in 1909 to take the State
Board Exam and Dr. Anna
passed the exam with a grade of
98, the highest grade ever made,
and shocked the examiner when
he discovered this high scorer
was a woman. She was the sec-
ond woman ever to be licensed
as a physician in the state.
In. 1911, the Darrows migrat-
ed to Florida in a brand new
Model T Ford. Dr. Roy had never
driven a car, so the Fort Motor
Company sent a driver along to
Jacksonville until the Darrows
learned to drive. The trip from
Jacksonville to Fort Pierce took
five. days. "Most of that was
pushing," recalled their daugh-
ter, Dolly, during a talk to the
Okeechobee County Historical
Society back in 1977. "Those
old-timers who have driven
through sand and scrub know
that you cut palm fronds and put
them under your wheels for trac-
tion. Otherwise, the wheels just
spin and dig in deeper."'
Accompanying the two physi-
cians on this trip, were Dolly, her
brother, Richard, and a Swedish
grandmother. The car remained
in Ft. Pierce until a grade was
built to 10 mile. Fromthere, it
was low gear to Cypress Creek.
The first stop over-night was at
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named. The car had to be forded
over Cypress and Mosquito
Creeks, as there were no
bridges. The only bridge they
were able to drive over, was the
one at Taylors Creek. Today, that
same Model T Ford is on display
at the Fort Museum in Dearborn,
Mich.
The Florida East Coast Rail-
road was beginning the rail line
that would link Titusville on the
Florida east coast with the small
village of Tantie, soon renamed
Okeechobee, nestled against the
north shore of Lake Okee-
chobee. Dr. Roy had the position
of physician for the railroad con-
struction company.
Dr. Anna, who became
known as "Doc Anner," had
quickly developed a reputation
as she drove all over the woods
treating patients wherever the
need existed. That old Model T
just wouldn't make it, so most of
her traveling was done with a
horse and buggy. She never
refused to go when she was
called on, and she was as likely
to end up traveling in a motor
boat, or by push-poled canoe or
behind
According to "A Cracker His-
tory of Okeechobee," by
Lawrence E. Will, Doc Anner
charged $1 for an office visit or
$1.00 a mile if she had to travel.
Her fee for delivering babies was
$10, although Will says she later
upped her fee to $25.00 Fisher-
man, trappers, Indians and even
the gangs of outlaws residing in
the area, all called on Dr. Anna,
and no matter the hour or the
distance, she would go.


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This photo of the Darrow family includes (left to right)
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Muck

Continued From Page 1
restoration. When land is pur-
chased by public agencies it is
removed from the tax roll. We
can't lose any more of our tax
base," said Janet Taylor, Hendry
County Commissioner.
"You're going to hear a lot of
comments today about 'Stopping
the Muck' and 'shared adversity.'
We cannot deal with these prob-
lems one by one," she continued.
"The central and southern Florida
flood control system is a micro-
system that cannot be micro-man-
aged..We must recognize the role
that increased urbanization north
of the Kissimmee (River) and
restoration (channelization) of the
Kissimmee River has played in
worsening the lake's condition.
The system as a whole needs to be
addressed."
"Charlotte County needs a sus-
tainable potable water supply,"
said Tom Moore, Charlotte County
Commissioner. "We are working
with the developer of Babcock
Ranch to preserve 80 percent of
that land. That water will be used
exclusively in Charlotte County."
"Our runoff has deteriorated to
the color and consistency of
chocolate syrup," said Jim Flem-
ing of Lehigh Acres in Lee County.
"Lehigh Acres has 65,000 people
on septic tanks and permits con-
tinue to be issued. Get our water
out of the Caloosahatchee River.
Please help us."
"We have killed Lake Okee-
chobee," said Commissioner
Alvin Ward of Glades County, "It's


Drugs

Continued From Page 1
to that operation.
The third operation was con-
ducted upon the residence locat-
ed at 557 Appalossa Ave., in Mon-
tura. This operation netted six
arrests to include Marlin Moore,
who is listed as a black male,
born on March 3, 1981 and
Lutheia Hurst, listed as a black
female, born July 13, 1970. Also
arrested in a separate residence
on the same property were Darby
Louise Cochran, listed as a white
female, born Nov. 11, 1965;
Emette Julius Miles, Jr., listed as a
white male, born Aug. 20, 1960;
Robin Renee Dolan, listed as a
white female, born Jan. 16, 1967;
and Kenneth Wayne Stevens, list-
ed as a white male, born March
11,1957.
15 Moore has been charged '.\ ith
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to
sell/deliver, possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams, possession
of marijuana over 20 grams with
intent to sell/deliver, possession of
narcotic paraphernalia, with
pending charges of dealing- in
stolen property to include
firearms.
Hurst was charged with the
same and also has pending
charges for dealing in stolen prop-
erty to include firearms charges.
Cochran, Miles Jr., Dolan, and
Stevens were all charged with
possession of a short-barreled
shotgun and possession of nar-


INI/MaryAnn Morris
Posters like these lined both
sides of the standing room
only meeting Wednesday, Feb
8 in Ft. Myers about the pollu-
tion problems of Lake Okee-
chobee and Caloosahatchee
and St. Lucie Estuaries.
staggering to me being raised on
Lake Okeechobee to see the
atrocities that have been commit-
ted. It has become a cesspool the
Lake Okeechobee has become
and the estuaries have become
the drain field for the cesspool.
The Kissimmee River was man's
mistake."
Commissioner Ward recom-
mended dredging the sediment at
the bottom of the lake, saying, "If
we can put men on the moon, we
can put a dredge on Lake Okee-
chobee. At the same time we
want to see some type of program
that would take out undesirable


cotic paraphernalia. Cochran,
Miles Jr., and Dolan were addi-
tionally charged with possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon
and all four have pending charges
that will include possession of
stolen property (firearm).
According to the arrest report,
computers, monitors, keyboards,
stereos, cameras and firearms
were discovered and are suspect-
ed to be stolen property. Accord-
ing to Sheriff Lee, the property dis-
played at a recent press
conference was just a drop in the
bucket and that the sheriff's office
has "four or five" piles just as big
in evidence.
According to investigators on
the case, the suspects now in cus-
tody were known to be dealing
drugs through their own reputa-
tions and a subsequent investiga-
tion was launched, in which it
was discovered thai suJpect activ-
ity was indeed occurring.
Captain Johnson said that
some of the owners of the stolen
property have been notified that
their belongings have been recov-
ered, but that the investigation
continues to discover the rightful
owners of the remainder of the
stolen goods.
While two of the operations
netted substantial drug amounts,
Captain Johnson said that is likely
that all three operations were
drug related and released the
information that while none of
the investigations were thought to
be related, all three investigations
were undertaken simultaneously.


fish so that when a female bass
spawns, 90 percent of those eggs
could be raised, instead of one or
two percent."
A governing board member
advised that there is a cleanup of
Lake Osborne in Palm Beach
County including dredging as
some other areas are and the
sediment from that lake was
being used as the "underpin-
ning" for a county golf course.
Similar projects are underway in
other parts of the country. This is
being looked at as part of the
solution for Lake Okeechobee.
Ray Judah, Lee County com-
missioner, took issue SFWMD
data. He said that the data of the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP) used by
SFWMD was flawed and that
there was insufficient water stor-
age in the CERP plans to the han-
dle heavy flows of the wet cycles.
He also said that the econom-
ic impact of the foul waters had a
greater impact on the coastal
counties than the rural counties.
Commissioner Judah has pro-
moted the flooding of the sugar
farms to the south of the lake for
water storage.
"The credibility of the CERP
model (data) has been ques-
tioned. This data has had many
professional reviews, peer
review. It has been brought


Relay

Continued From Page 1
Medical Center, Southern Gardens
Citrus, city of Clewiston, Florida
Community Health Centers, and
Pharmacy Solutions.
Area schools are also slated to
participate in the relay, with stu-
dents and teachers hailing from
Clewiston High School, Westside
Elementary School, and Clewiston
Middle School all ready to help
raise funds for the American Can-
cer Society.
The all-night event will feature
live musical entertainment and a
male beauty pageant, while team
members walk around a track con-
tinuously throughout the night.
Local businesses are also donating
supplies for fun activities, including
two inflatable "bounce houses"
that will be provided courtesy of
Jose Cabrera of House of Bounce.
The symbolism of the relay as
an all-night event is meant to signify
the mentality and emotional effect
cancer can have on a sufferer.


Cougars

Continued From Page 1
they were deceived into leaving the
meeting before avote was taken.
In response to a publication by
the Clewiston News of an article
documenting the claim, a letter by
Mr. Paige was published that inter-
preted the article as reporting the
claim without specifying the
source, and described the claim as
published "without regards to the
truthfulness of the assertion," and
stated that no board members
were contacted to respond to the
claim.
However, the article provided a
named source that initially went on


before the SFWMD Water
Resources Advisory Committee.
The document that has been pre-
sented has had no peer review. It
is biased," stated Larry Lindahl, a
water resource engineer of 41
years experience who sits on the
SFWMD Governing Board.
"Carole (Wehle, Executive
Director SFWMD) would like to
get out a response to that docu-
ment," was Mr. Lindahl's final
statement. Ms. Wehle nodded.
But there were other views
from Lee County.
"We know that 80 percent of
the pollution comes from west of
the Franklin Locks. We have to
retrofit and eliminate septic
tanks," said Wayne Daltry, Lee's
Smart Growth Director.
"We have committed to be
part of the regional solution,"
said Mr. Daltry. "From our silence
we've consented to the current
situation. We are no longer
silent." Long applause followed.
"We are committed to reach
across the state to the north to
the south and to the east, that we
are committed to working with
you. We know aren't just victims
of the pollution," said Tammy
Hall, also of Lee County govern-
ment.
"Is water storage in the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area feasi-
ble?" asked Chip Merriman


"The setting of the sun in the
evening represents the first diagno-
sis a cancer patient receives when
they hear the words, 'You Have
Cancer,'" say members of the
American Cancer Society. "The
darkness of the evening represents
their walk through their cancer
journey, and the rising of the sun in
the morning represents the hope
that all cancer patients feel, and
their victory through cancer."
To commemorate the fifth
annual Clewiston relay in memory
of cancer victims and survivors, a
Luminaria ceremony will be held
once again in honor of loved ones,
and will help visitors understand
the intense experience of the dis-
ease during the symbolic ceremo-
ny. The annual relay has featured a
Luminaria ceremony for several
years, and it will be. sponsored this
year by the Clewiston Rotary Club.
The event will also feature a
number of ceremonies to recog-
nize and honor cancer survivors,
and to dedicate the fond memories
of loved ones lost to cancer.
Each team has chosen to repre-
sent a nation as part of this year's


record with allegations about the
board election. The same article
cited quotations from the current
board president, Richard Ben-
jamin, in fact a board member,
who was accurately quoted in
response to the claim, and duly
credited for the information provid-
ed. When asked about the plausi-
bility of the claim, Mr. Paige could
make no comment to the matter
because he was not at the Jan. 5
meeting.
Mr. Paige stated that the meet-
ings of the Cougar board members,
including the Jan. 5 meeting, are
not subject to laws requiring an
open policy similar to such as that
which Florida statues require of
government meetings.
"The Cougar board is a non-


Deputy Executive Director,
SFWMD. "If 400,000 acres of
sugar farms were lost it would
cost the taxpayers $4 to $8 billion
dollars. You have to figure in the
cost of mills, refineries, distribu-
tion systems, farmland and
future income that would have to
be paid to the current owners."
"The Kissimmee River used to
meander 103 miles," he contin-
ued, "until it was channelized
down to 56 miles of straight canal.
When its restoration is complete it
will wander back to 86 of the origi-
nal 103 miles," said Mr. Merriman.
"We must play nice together,"
said Martin County Commissioner
Michael DiTerlizzi. "In Martin
County we permit no wetland mit-
igation. We are restoring wet-
lands. Our sewage effluent goes
into our landfill, not on our land.
We are looking at ways to pellet
the effluent and sell it for fertilizer.
We will retrofit. Our citizens voted
to tax themselves one cent to raise
millions to retrofit older storm
water facilities. Communities
must work together. Partnerships
are critical. Please listen to us -
these are our lives."
But the 33 Moore Haven High
School seniors from Mrs. Drake's
Economics and American Gov-
ernment class made the biggest
impact. Their presentation was
so astute, factually correct and


theme, Around the World with
Relay. The teams, having raised at
least $100 per member prior to the
event, will raise additional funds dur-
ing the relay through sales of food,
contests, and even salsa dance les-
sons all with the flavor of each
country represented in the relay.
The 2006 presenting sponsor is
U.S. Sugar, which made a $3,000
donation presented at the Relay
kickoff ceremony at the Clewiston
Inn in December.
Additional sponsorships have
been provided by Southern Gar-
dens Citrus as the "Wall of Hope"
sponsor; Hilliard Brothers of Flori-
da as the Survivorship sponsor;
and Olde Cypress Bank, which has
come forward as this year's Care-
giver sponsor.
The Wall of Hope will be a col-
lection of memorabilia and mes-
sages of hope and dedication to be
displayed in Washington D.C. dur-
ing a national presentation of relay
organizations throughout the
nation; with the help of the entire
community, lives touched by can-
cer in Clewiston will be commem-
orated by the Wall of Hope.


profit agency, and th,:,uh %e are
an open organization, \ e d,:o not
absolutely fall under the jurisdic-
tion of the Open Meetings Act,"
said Mr. Paige. "We are an old non-
profit organization, and traditional-
ly, our voting is not a community
event," he said,
Both Mr. Benjamin and Mr.
Paige asserted that minutes of the
Jan. 5 meeting were taken.
"Though I was not present at
that meeting, I can guarantee that I
have heard that there are minutes
that had been taken from that
meeting," said Mr. Paige.
Among all 'the individuals
involved in this matter, there is cer-
tainly a concern for the welfare of
Cougar football in the community.
The Cougar organization has been


well done, that there was com-
plete silence in the meeting
room the entire time they spoke.
They also received the most
applause and high accolades
from the SFWMD board.
"I thought the kids were the
best speakers," said Mr. Lindahl,
"and they were the only speakers
who never used the wrong
terms."
"Thank you for letting us do
this," said Kayla Lee, one of the
students to Mrs. Drake after the
meeting. "We feel like we accom-
plished something."
"We need to find neutral terri-
tory," said John E. Wilson, City
Commissioner of South Bay, who
attended the meeting, "Then we
can find solutions that benefit
everybody. The city officials from
the lake area should visit these
other areas. Let their city officials
show us their problems, so we
can see for ourselves the prob-
lems they have. Then they can
come here and see our problems.
Then we can all sit down togeth-
er."
"The most important thing,"
said Mali Chamness, Mayor of
Clewiston by telephone after the
meeting, "is to be really aware and
to stay informed. Go to the
SFWMD Web site, read the. news-
paper, read several newspapers."


The American Cancer Society
has set goals for 2015, which
include reduction of cancer inci-
dence by 25 percent, reduction of
cancer mortality by 50 percent, and
to improve the quality of life of can-
cer sufferers.
Cancer treatment research has
saved thousands of lives during the
years since the American Cancer
Society began funding research in
1946. Since then, the non-profit
organization has grown to become
the nation's largest contributor to
cancer research, with more than
$2.5 billion spent on cancer
research by the ACS since 1946.
Over a 20-year period, the five-year
survival rate for individuals with
any stage of prostate cancer has
increased from 67 percent, to
today's average rate of 98 percent.
Between 1955 and 1992, the num-
ber of cervical cancer deaths in the
U.S. dropped by 74 percent. The
ACS wants these trends to contin-
ue, and the Clewiston Relay For Life
will help the ACS complete this
important mission.


well known for more than three
decades for its positive effect on
Clewiston's youth, including many
of the current board members.
"I played for the Cougars as a
young person, in the second year
the league was in operation," said
Mr. Paige. "It had a great influence
on me and it was a great part of my
development as a young person,"
he said.
Nobody wants to undermine
the invaluable service this organi-
zation provides to the community.
The Cougar board of directors and
those in protest of the current
membership must work together
to remain truthful and fair to the
youth involved in Cougar football
and cheerleading.


March 1, 2006 will end the exemption filing period for the 2006 tax year.
Applications for tax exemptions can be made in the Property Appraiser's Office
in the new courthouse third floor in LaBelle during office hours (8:30 a.m. till
5:00 p.m.) Monday thru Friday and at the Clewiston sub office at 100 E El Paso
Ave. (Satellite Office at the corner of Central Ave. and El Paso Ave.) during
office hours (8:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.) Monday thru
Friday.

YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS:
1. Homestead $25,000
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption $5,000
3. Widow's and Widower's Exemption $500
4. Non Veteran Disability $500
5. Additional Exemption
65 Years of Age or Older
(documentation required)
6. Agriculture Exemption $25,000

Homestead exemptions and Agricultural Classification (greenbelt exemption)
are NOT transferable. New applications must be filed in the event if any changes
or deed transfers.
TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PLEASE FURNISH
1. Florida Driver's License/Florida I.D.
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Hendry County Voter Registration or Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number.

If making an application for Homestead Exemption for the first and you live in
a mobile home, bring a copy of your mobile title or registration in order to pur-
chase the permanent "RP" LICENSE.




Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA
Hendry County Property Appraiser
PO Box 1840, LaBelle, FL 33975
In LaBelle: 863-675-5270 In Clewiston: 863-983-3178
Fax 863-675-5254


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, February 16, Z006











NOAH awarded $1.2 million to provide help and hope


BELLE GLADE When U.S:
Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Alphonso Jackson and
The Ad Council launched the
"There is hope, there is help" cam-
paign last month, they wanted to
inspire, reassure and educate fami-
lies displaced by last season's hurri-
canes. For home-ravaged residents
of the Glades, NOAH became a
very visible and active part of that
campaign.
NOAH was contacted by Hous-
ing Finance Authority of Palm
Beach County and awarded a grant
of up to $1.2 million to find homes
for families displaced by Hurricane
Wilma and jobs for workers unem-
ployed because of the Oct. 24
storm.
"We have assisted maybe 40
families into housing," said George
Kinsler, director of Residential Hous-
ing Services for NOAH. "They were
living with relatives or in motels or


other forms of shelter. I have a wait-
ing list of probably 50 more. The
problem we're having is finding
places for them to move into.
"We're not ruling out anything
in the Glades. Most folks don't want
to leave the area. Their families live
here; they've lived here all their
lives. We're even asking residents if
they know housing that's vacant,
they can contact the landlord and
what we are going into a lease
agreement between the landlord
and NOAH, so the landlords won
t have a second thought about get-
ting their money."
The Housing Finance Authority
and municipal governments sub-
mitted lists of families in shelters,
and NOAH agents went down that
list first. As word of mouth spread,
NOAH was contacted by other
agencies. County instructions were
to give assistance to anyone who
qualifies, so when others asked for


help, "we said by all means,"
Kinsler said.
While the hunt for homes con-
tinues, residents live in stifling con-
ditions, but through resiliency, are
getting by.
"They're living with three or four
families in one household," Kinsler
said. "All of the cousins, aunts and
uncles and everybody are living
together. That's what they do in this
community, they pull together."
The difficult search rears inher-
ent frustrations, but it also yields
rewards,.
"We went out and we inter-
viewed a few families we placed
and asked them about their situa-
tions, and they were overwhelmed
with joy," Kinsler said. "The-first
thing that overwhelmed them is
they were out of a congested envi-
ronment, and the second most
important thing that really struck
them was that, financially, they


were going to be able to save
money for a year and get back on
their feet."
Also helping residents gain foot-
ing is a work development program
through The Workforce Develop-
ment office. NOAH hired 27 work-
ers to clean up after Wilma.
"What we tried to do was hire
workers who were unemployed
because of the hurricane," Kinsler
said. Maybe the place they were
working at was destroyed."
Workers have cleared debris,
cleaned mold and mildew, cleaned
and painted damaged properties.
Each worker can earn a maximum
of $12,000 in six months or 1,040
hours.
Kinsler said he also is struck by
support coming to the area. He
grew up in the Glades and is aware
of its condition and the struggles of
residents.
"They feel as though no one


Medicare assistance available at fairs


Anyone eligible for Medicare
can take advantage of the Medicare
Prescription Program through
Medicare Part D. Signing up for
Medicare Part D has been difficult
,' for many people due to the various
types of plans and confusing
instructions.
"My Medicare Matters" is a serv-
ice sponsored by the National
Council on the Aging. "My Medicare
Matters" is a new, comprehensive
national education program to help


people with Medicare and their
families understand the new
Medicare Prescription Drug Cover-
age. They have the ability to assess
anyone's personal situations,
understand their choices, compare
plan options and make the enroll-
ment decision that is right for their
health and their financial situation.
"My Medicare Matters" will
make their technology available to
our community during the Rural
Health Fairs being held this week-


end. The Belle Glade REACH fair
will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, at
Belle Glade Elementary School
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Hendry/Glades Community Health
Fair take place Sunday, Feb. 19, at
the Clewiston Middle School from
10a.m. to4 p.m.
Participants will be able to take
advantage of various services and
educational materials. Area physi-
cians will be on hand to provide
exams, assisted by medical stu-


dents from Nova Southeastern Uni-
versity Health Professions Division.
On site health services include,
medical exams, optometric screen-
ings, HIV testing, occupational and
physical therapy, Asthma, Diabetes
and Tuberculosis testing, dental
exams, women's health issues, flu
shots, pneumonia shots, osteo-
porosis screening, prescription
assistance programs, mammogram
vouchers, vouchers for free eye-
glasses, and many more services.


cares," he said. "They feel like
everything trickles down to the
Glades from West Palm Beach. So
this is very rewarding for me to see
we are getting money from the
county. We are grateful."
Established in 1983 to address
the need for adequate, safe hous-
ing in the Glades, NOAH provides
residential, social and family and
child development services for


local residents. NOAH's mission is
to improve housing in the Glades
area of Palm Beach County, which
includes Belle Glade, Pahokee and
South Bay; to empower disadvan-
taged individuals toward self-help
and self-sufficiency; and to build
bridges among the diverse racial,
ethnic and economic groups. Its
main offices are located at 601
Covenant Drive in Belle Glade.


With the appreciation homes in southwest FL have seen in the
last couple of years, certainly you have a lot of equity just sitting
in your house.





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* Gebuine 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.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME Extra
effort to design and build a lasting quality home
makes this NEW Home totally eclipse the oth-
ers! au-
tifull 3L ^l-rU jjUk sgt y in
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 a1/2 lot! This little
homtistei gHftl ezon-
ing fmanIs o amenL. fflff es res 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.
* $259,900 3BD/1BA home with a lot of extras! The
home features new paint on the interior and exterior, a
paved driveway, well kept lawn with a fenced in back
yard and much more!
* $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 barns, ponds & much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in
Muse sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features
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.
* $139,400 to $151,900 There are (4) available
3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the El Rio


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* You can hear the birds chirp...the crickets
crick, from this, the nicest, most well kept 2.5
acre "get-a-way' in all of Pioneer Plantation.
Seller's motivated....don't let this opportunity
pass you by $134,900.
* 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.
FeaturUMDNBpt IBOTRHACM cor-,
ner lot. Listed at only $155,900.
* 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.
* 2BR/2B manufactured home on .25+/- acres
of land in North LaBelle. Perfect for a first time
buyer or investor. Only $54,900.


Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New and
still under construction! Call fro completeion date.
* $120,500 3BD/2BA manufactured home locat-
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to invest! Call now for completion date.
* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/-
acres r t.f ,R B, i&tM GIy living
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* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under con-
struction! This mobile home is located in the Moore
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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 manufac-
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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.


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past
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.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
ment, Jili.30JWa i tet itwl, 27
jroInt ~ t0 pfd"l-. t.sa 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.
Already r lpu getI erty.
Enjoy 9ig oy"mnt. town.
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


* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with
clean bill Rflih.?.: .. .
* PRICE REDUCED $949,000 100+/- Hard to
find acres Ij ........, Babcock property in Muse.
Paved road access.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy
SR 80.
* PRICE REDUCED $450,000 Build your dream
country home on these 4.4+/- acres. Great location!
Close to LaBelle, Alva & Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- 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.
* $135,000 REDUCED! 4.70+/- acres. The per-
fect placBpERaeaGO~ TPIrty is
secluded, yet close to town.
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There
is a single wide mobile home included with the. prop-
erty. The mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information
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 available
in 55 and older Community located in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


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.
* .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 for your 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.




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* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steelbuildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on I+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrail use. Currently is fully rented out to
3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-4 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-
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Shipwreck abandoned
and left unclaimed

By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON A very large
boat has been capsized for a
very long time in Lake Okee-
chobee, and the owner of the
boat does not seem to care.
The boat, which appears to
be have been used for commer-
cial fishing at one time, is now
an eyesore partially submerged
in the rim canal in front of the
public lake access in Clewiston.
Little is known as far as how
the boat was sunk, and nobody
in the Clewiston city offices, the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, or the Army Corps
of Engineers has any idea who
owns the boat.
In the meantime, other
boaters cannot tie their crafts to
the pylons occupied by the
abandoned watercraft. Even
Hurricane Wilma, which man-
aged to topple and displace
nearly every other structure and
human being in Clewiston three
months ago, could not muster
the proper force to move the list-
ing vessel from its resting place.
Some have suggested that
maritime law dictates any aban-
doned boat can be t'ken under
new ownership by anyone who
chooses to board the craft and
claim the vessel as his own.
Indeed, the Maritime Law Asso-
ciation of the United States


describes a lengthy legal prece-
dent (dating back to the Byzan-
tine Empire, ca. 330 AD) that a
salvager is entitled to at least a
reward for unclaimed ship-
wrecked property, if not full cus-
tody of the shipwreck in ques-
tion.
Though it is unclear as to
whether any one person has yet
laid claim to ownership of the
vessel under the "shipwreck sal-
vage law", one must wonder if
there is anything valuable on the
ship, among other questions.
Such as...
How did the original occu-
pants/crew of the vessel return
to their home, which may or
may not be in Tampa, FL?
What agency is responsible
for keeping the rim canal clear
of reasonably detectable obsta-
cles such as the Capt. Justin?
Clewiston City Commissioner
Jimmy Pittman raised public
attention to the submerged ves-
sel during a regular commission
meeting. "Captain Justin why
is he still in the rim canal,
swamped?" was his question to
other commissioners and atten-
dees in general. It was likely that
everyone in attendance was
familiar with the shipwreck of
discussion. After all, anyone
with no particular destination in
mind has to have at one time or
another gra\ stated to the Lake
Okeechobee public grounds
(during daytime hours, of
course), where pavilions and
boat ramps have been set up for
years. So, there is no doubt that


just about anyone would recog-
nize the name of Capt. Justin
from Tampa, FL.
Clewiston City Manager Wen-
dell Johnson indicated that the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission had issued a
general order to remove the ves-
sel. Other calls by city staff have
been made to the Game and
Fish Commission and to the
United States Army Corps of
Engineers kindly asking to
remove the boat. The calls were
unsuccessful, but Mr. Johnson
promised to further pursue the
matter.
A dispute has grown over
contention as to where the ves-
sel is precisely located; since it is
behind the pylons, Army Corps
officials denythat hat the wreck is
within their jurisdiction, accord-
ing to Mr. Johnson. Despite
being located less than 200 yards
away and armed with very large
barges equipped to collected
very high volumes of tree trunks
from the rim canal, the Army
Corps has not made a move as
of yet to remove the ship-
wrecked Capt. Justin.
Some have grown so accus-
tomed to the sight that it may be
a distress to ride by and not see
the familiar sight. However, time
'will tell whether the infamous
Capt. Justin from Tampa, FL will.
continue its slay'in Clewiston, or
if it is destined to be claimed by
salvagers or perhaps its
namesake, whoever that may
be.


Goodwill Industries receives grant


to create transition program


TALLAHASSEE The .Able
Trust awarded $40,000 in grant
funding to Goodwill Industries
of Southwest Florida, Inc. to
expand the existing Florida High
School/High Tech (HS/HT) site,
a transition program designed to
motivate and prepare high
school students with disabilities
for college, jobs and careers of
the 21st century.
The Goodwill Industries
HS/HT site will provide for 20 to
25 students within the counties
of Hendry and Glades to partici-
pate in job shadowing, mentor-
ing. opportunities, and summer
internships, among other work-
based experiences.
"The Able Trust is proud to
support Goodwill Industries as
they reach out to students with
disabilities in the area, in order
to ensure their success in the
future," said Eladio Amores,
Board member of The Able
Trust.


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The Able Trust is the
statewide sponsor of Florida
HS/HT, which is a national initia-
tive of the U.S. Department of
Labor Office of Disability'
Employment Policy (ODEP).
Currently, more than 500 stu-
dents are enrolled in 20 HS/HT
sites throughout Florida.
The goals of HS/HT are .to
help reduce the dropout rate of
youth with disabilities, increase
their enrollment in college and
improve participation in educa-
tion, vocational and employ-
ment related activities for. young
adults with disabilities. Funding
for the Goodwill Industries grant
is made possible through collab-
oration between The Able Trust
and the Florida Department of
Education Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation (DVR). Florida's
Vocational Rehabilitation Pro-
gram serves youth with disabili-
ties transitioning from school to
work and has partnered with the


HS/HT initiative to meet the
needs of these students.
Goodwill Industries is one of
eight nonprofit agencies to
receive grant funding from this
collaboration to implement
HS/HT sites statewide, providing
for an additional 200 students
with disabilities to be served.
The program shows proven
results for students with disabili-
ties, with more than 90 percent
of Florida HS/HT graduates
entering post-secondary educa-
tion, vocational training or
securing employment in 2005.
For more information about
the Goodwill Industries HS/HT
site in Hendry or Glades County,
contact Carla Craver at (239)
995-2106 ext. 229. For more
information 'about the Florida
HS/HT program, visit www.flori-
dahsht.org http://www.fiori-
dahsht.org/.


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INI/Bill Fabian
Now a familiar sight to passerby, the partially submerged remains of Capt. Justin have been
parked in the rim canal at Clewiston's Lake Okeechobee public access for a very long time.


Who is Captain Justin?


700 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL. 33975
863.675.4500
Realtors: Emily Ankeney
Tony Barnes
Gregory Bone
Lisa Cleghorn
* Bonnie M. Denning, CPA
Ward Dickinson
Art Fry Joyce Gerstman
Yvonne Hallman
Lisa Herrero
Phyllis Kelley-Miller
Wayne McQuaig
*Paul Meador
Dan Pool
Katie Solomon
Synda Williams
Tracey L. Williams


LABELLE
* /2 +/- acre creek front lot with frontage on
CR 78 would make an ideal site for a spec
home! $89,900
* Immaculate 3/2 DWMH w/ sunroom addi-
tion located on a lake! It sparkles inside w/
new carpet & paint! $116,900
* Unique 3/2 multi-level home located on a
'2 +/- acre in town lot with beautiful oaks!
$199,000
Old Fort Denaud Subdivision, 1 +/- acre
homesite for your perfect home. $215,000
PORT LABELLE
* Reduced to Sell! 4/2 home located on an
oversized corner lot boasts a new roof & a
fresh coat of paint inside & out! $168,000
MUSE
* 2/2 MH on /2 +/- acre in a rapidly growing
area. Ideal for investment! $59,000
* 4/2 DWMH located on a manageable / +/-
acre. $79,900
* 2/2 MH located on a beautiful 1 +/- acre
homesite. $154,000
MONTURA RANCH
* 2/1 MH located on 2.5 +/- fenced & gated
acres just off a main thoroughfare. $124,900
PIONEER PLANTATION
* Brand spanking new 3/2 DWMH located
on 2.5 +/- acres on the main thoroughfare.
$170,000
* 3/2 DWMH in "as is" condition located on
5 +/- private & pristine acres. $160,000


LABELLE
* 1940's home receives an extreme makeover
to transform into a 3/2 beauty with a loft!
$224,900.
* 3/2 CBS in town home, located on a 1/2 +/-
acre fenced & landscaped lot, is within walk-
ing distance of downtown dining & shopping
attractions. $239,000
* River accessible 1/2 +/- acre Bee Branch
Creek front homesite. Quiet & scenic!
$239,000
* 2 +/- acre, located in Indian Hills, on a
deep water canal w/ access to the intra-
coastal! $249,000
* 3/2 CBS home, located in Laurel Oaks S/D,
boasts spacious rooms & a great floor plan!
$249,900. MOTIVATIVE SELLER!!!!!
* Contemporary 3/2 split floor plan home
offers informal & formal living areas, a
fenced back yard & much, much more.
Located in Laurel Oaks S/D! $259,900
* Beautifully maintained 3/2 DWMH boasts
many luxury upgrades & is situated on 3.5
+/- fenced & gated acres. $285,000
* Renovated & centrally located office
building w/ room to expand! $299,900
* Home on acreage 3/2 DWMH on 2 +/- acre
completely fenced located just outside of
town. $299,000
PORT LABELLE
* Brand new 3/2 CBS home, located close to
schools & parks, boasts fantastic upgrades at
an economical price! $225,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
* 2003 large 4/2 DWMH with cathedral ceil-
ings; working fireplace and garden tub in
master on 2.5+/- acres. $ 225,000


LABELLE
* Custom built 3/2 two story, located on an
immaculately maintained homesite in the
prestigious Caloosa Harbor S/D. $359,900
* Beautiful 3/2 two story home, located on
4.5 +/- acres just outside of town. Bring
your horses to this one-of-a-kind country
retreat. $399,900
* Brand new 4/2 luxury home, located in one
of LaBelle's best neighborhoods, is nestled
on a beautifully landscaped +/- acre
homesite! $430,000
ORTONA
* 2/1 handicapped accessible DWMH locat-
ed on a beautiful homesite overlooking the
famed Caloosahatchee River! $425,000


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* Seller Motivated!! Handy man special on a
beautiful lot located in Turkey Creek. Best
hurricane hole around! Make an offer.
$325,000

* Turkey Creek 3/2 DWMH located on a
deep water canal with a fabulous dock.
$450,000

FLAGHOLE

* Astounding 5.32 +/- acres, backs up the
Girl Scout camp, and includes a 3/2 mobile
home with addition. Bring all offers!
$385,000

PIONEER PLANTATION

* Custom built home, located on 6.25 +/-
private & pristine acres, offers country sol-
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Seller!!!!




LABELLE
* /2 + acre riverfront acre located in the
prestigious Riverbend S/D. $515,000

* 1 +/- acre w/ 100' +/- of intracoastal
frontage located in LaBelle's only gated com-
munity! $529,000

* 1 +/- riverfront acre located on one of the
most scenic roads in Hendry Co.! $585,000

* Fairy tale 3/2 two story home, located 5 +/-
fenced & gated oak-graced acres minutes
outside of LaBelle. Additional acreage avail-
able! $585,000

40 +/- acre, subdividel unit per 10 acres,
JUST REDUCED TO $17,000/ACRE.

* 3/2 CBS home offers a smart family-
friendly floor plan & is located in presti-
gious Riverbend S/D. PRICE REDUCED
AGAIN TO $675,900

* 1.75 +/- riverfront acres located in an area
doT"beautiful riverfront estate homes!
$759,000

* 3/2 home located on 20 +/- private acres
just a short distance from town! $700,000

* Riverfront Paradise! 3/2 in deed restricted
Riverbend Estates. $775,000

* Custom 2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located on 1
+/- tropical riverfront acre inspires awe!
$799,900

* Spacious 4/3 Riverfront home in beautiful
Caloosa Estates subdivision. Completely
remodeled has boat dock with 10,0001b lift.
$799,900

* Interior decorator's contemporary 3/2
CBS riverfront home is "picture perfect"
and located in a great neighborhood!
$899,900

* 1.8 +/- riverfront acres located in town in
one of LaBelle's top neighborhoods!
$899,000

PORT LABELLE

* New Listing! Magnificent 3/2 two-story
riverfront home located on 2.5 + acres in
"The Ranchettes" $845,000

* 6.5 +/- riverfront acres located in the
upscale residential acreage S/D, "The
Ranchettes." $995,000

ORTONA

* Spacious 5/3 custom pool home located on
5 +/- riverfront acres in a booming area!
One of the few riverfront parcels that allows
horses! $998,500

MUSE

* 3/2 MH located on 15 +/- beautiful acres!
$700,000


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Smith qualifies for state after taking 2nd at regional


By Mark Young
Clewiston's Kris Smith ended a
controversial regional wrestling run
with the runner-up championship
title after losing a 7-6 decision while
still in the run for the regional title
with just over two seconds left to
wrestle.
An apparent controversial call
on the .mat led to Smith being
dropped into the loser's bracket
where he was able to fight back to
claim second place and guarantee
him a trip to the state finals and the
opportunity to wrestle for the state
championship in one of the tough-
est, most competitive weight class-


es in high school wrestling.
The 140-pound Smith was the
only Tiger to qualify for state after
an overall tough outing for the
Tiger grapplers who can still be
proud of a very successful season
after fielding an overly young squad
this year. Smith, a junior at CHS this
year, made headlines last year after
a highly successful sophomore sea-
son and was expected to make an
impact this year as one of a handful
of upperclassmen on the squad.
Smith did not disappoint after
claiming the team's only individual
district title last week and will now
compete for state glory.
That journey kicks off today at


the Lakeland Civic Center.
The rest of the Tigers saw their
successful season come to a bitter
end, but the squad came very close
to giving Smith plenty of company
at the state tournament. Bryon
Holmes (112 pounds) had a
respectable showing at regionals
with a 2-2 record and was one
match away from qualifying for
state. It was the same scenario for
Jared Bacallao (119 pounds) who
finished with an identical record
and was also a victory away from
the big show. Bacallao went
through day one undefeated, but
suffered his first defeat to a return-
ing state champ before eventually


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Winter Sports
Schedules

Wrestling
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lake-
land
Spring Sports
Schedules

Glades Day
Baseball
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 Her-
itage (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 Dwyer 7 p.m.
March 16: Hosts King's Acade-
my 4 p.m.
March 17: At St. Edwards 7 p.m.
March 28: At American Heritage
(Delray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Behjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christian
4,p.mm,
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
4p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7
p.m.


Softball
Feb. 17: At Okeechobee 7 p.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
4p.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
4p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore tour-
nament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
Track and Field
Feb. 28: At Clewiston 5 p.m.
March 7: At American Heritage
(Plantation) 3:30 p.m.
March 16: At Moore Haven 3:30
p.m.
March 30: At Palm Beach Qualifi-
erTBA
March 31: At Clewiston Invitation-
al 3:30 p.m.


Rodeo is centerpiece of festival


The Field Days Festival and
$100,000 PRCA Rodeo, to be held
at the Brighton Seminole Reserva-
tion Feb. 18 and 19, is adding
another national event to the
already crowded festival line up.
The National Team Bronc Riding
Association, commonly called the
IWild Horse Racers, will be holding
their world' finals during the festi-
val's rodeo. Teams from across the
'J-iih .\nernlcran continent \will be
competing for the championship in
The wild horse racing is the wildest
and perhaps the most dangerous
event in rodeo, even eclipsing the
bull riding in the total number of
injuries suffered by the contestants.
The $100,000 PRCA Champi-
onship Rodeo will once again be
the centerpiece of the Field Days
Festival. In addition to the wild
horse racers, top professional
bronc riders, bulldoggers, barrel
racers, ropers, and bull riders from


across North America will compete
for a share of $100,000 in prize
money. This competition has
become one of the largest paying
rodeos on the east coast, with the
result that in any given year, over
80% of the top 15 cowboys in each
event will enter.
The Indian Festivahwill be held
be held in the unique.enmironment
of the Brighton Semirile Reset a-
tion; a combination of modern
covered arenas and an authentic,
turn of the century Seminole village
Approximately one hundred
venders will offer Native American
art, crafts and food to festival visi-
tors. Entertainment will include
Native American Dancers, alligator
wrestlers, Seminole Tribal clothing
exhibitions, a snake and reptile
show and country loggers.
This year the featured dance
groups will be New Mexico s
Mescalero Apache Dancers and the


Haskell Performance Dancers from
Lawrence, Kansas. Other activities
will include the Seminole tribal
clothing contests and exhibitions,
pole peeling, sack racing, turtle rac-
ing, men's archery contests,
women's skillet throwing contest
and a baby contest.
: The Brighton Field Days Festival
Gates will open Saturday, Feb. 18 at
9 a.m., and Sunday, trie 19th at' 11
a.m. Rodeo performance times are
p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Rodeo tickets are $10 advance and
$12 at the gate, and include festival
admission. 'Admittance to the fes-
tive alone will be $5 at the gate.
Advance tickets are available local-
ly at Elis Western Wear, Rustic
Ranch and Eddie Accardi. More
information can be found at
www.rezrodeo.com or by calling
(863) 273 1125.


Recreation area an interim benefit


No-cost lease allows
PB County to open 313
acres for public use

PALM BEACH The Govern-
ing Board of the South Florida
Water Management District and
the Palm Beach County Board of
County Commissioners have
reached a no-cost lease agree-
ment that will help the county
establish a public recreation area
on 313 acres west of Delray Beach
until the land is needed for con-
struction of an Everglades restora-
tion project.
The land, known as the
Siemens Property, was purchased
by the District as part of its East


Coast Buffer project and is slated
to be transformed into a water
preserve area in the future.
Because construction is not
scheduled to begin for several
years, the county will maintain
and manage the land in the inter-
im. asa place where the public can
jog, fish, mountain bike and hike
among many other passive activi-
ties. A specific list of allowed uses
will be determined by their com-
patibility with the preservation of
the natural and historical
resources of the property.
The initial term of the lease is
for seven years. The planned con-
struction start date on the Ever-
glades restoration project is set for
2013.
State Representative Richard


Machek supports the agreement.
"Anytime the .public can gain
access to something they have
paid for in the form of a park is a
good deal," he said. "The South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict has been very kind to give
Palm Beach County the opportu-
nity to prepare the land for a park.
This sets a precedent for other
property to be used this way."


being eliminated from the regional
tournament.
Brandon Caulkins, a freshman
upstart at the 125-pound weight
class, finished his first regional
competition with a 1-2 record and
has caused some excitement this
season as a young up and comer.
Joey Cordova (135 pounds) had
the misfortune of taking the mat
against the well publicized grappler
from Moore Haven, Trey Toms.
This one-man Terrier wrestling
team, coached by his mother, was
too much for Cordova who fin-
ished the tournament with a 1-2
record.
Smith's ,battle through the


Sports Briefs


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
seasons. Sign ups will be 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.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary makes house calls? They will
come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment need-
ed on your boat. This service is
free. You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
467-3085 to arrange a boat check.



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regional tournament was flawless
until the final match where an
unknown grappler from Riverdales
took the 7-6 championship deci-
sion from Smith, who noted that he
certainly wouldn't mind meeting
up with the regional champ during
the state tournament.
"Forget about this past week-
end," said Smith. "All that counts is
this coming weekend at the state
tournament, although I would like
to meet up with (Fellows) again at
state."
Alton Edmonds had a solid out-


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Ten dairy club members par-
ticipated this past weekend in
the dairy show at the South
Florida Fair. The youth compet-
ed in a fitting and grooming con-
test, dairy judging, showman-
ship, the youth dairy show, and
the open dairy show. Fitting and
grooming is where the partici-
pants have one and a half hours
to clip and groom their animals.
They are judged on the clean-
liness, and overall appearance of
their animals. The dairy judging
contest consists of six classes of
animals and the youth have to
place the animals how they feel
they rank. In the showmanship
contest the youth are judged
against other exhibitors in their
age categories on how well they
exhibit their animal.
Glades County really shined
this year. They had four
exhibitors compete in the fitting
and grooming contest. They
were Kelsey Ahern and Dustin
Chapman in the Jr. division,
Teale Humphries in the Int. divi-
sion, and Heather Simmons in
the sr. division.
Dustin Chapman placed third
in his group, and they each
received new show halters for
participating. We also had a
team in the junior division and a
team in the sr. division of dairy
judging. The jr. team was made
up of Kelsey Ahern, Dustin
Chapman, and Nathan Sim-
mons. Kelsey finished 10th over-
all, Dustin was fourth overall,
and the team finished third high
team in the contest.
The sr. team was made up of
Amy Lundy, Jessica Stafford,
Heather Simmons, and Dusty
Wilson. Jessica Stafford was
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Glades County youth had a promising showing at The South
Florida Fair, with most placing in the top five.


team also finished fourth high
team overall.
After fitting and grooming
and dairy judging it was on to
showmanship. First up were the
Jr. team. They were Kelsey
Ahern, Cooper Bartley, Dustin
Chapman, and Nathan Sim-
mons. Each of these young peo-
ple did very well. Next in the ring
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were the exhibitors from Glades
County in this age group. They
competed against 19 other
exhibitors and Teale came out
on top. She was awarded the
belt buckle for being the top
showman in the class.
Next it was Amy Lundy, Jessi-
ca Stafford, and Heather Sim-
mons turn in the sr. division.
There were quit a few compet-
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Youth Show
Heifer Classes
Class 1 Brown Swiss
2nd Teale Humphries & Kulp Terra
Turmoil Sonya ET
4th Kelsey Ahern & FTE Driver
Daisy
Class 1 Holstein
2nd Amy Lundy & Amythust
3rd Cooper Bartley & Glory
4th Jessica Stafford & Sugar Baby
6th Nathan Simmons & Heart
7th Dustin Chapman & Star
8th Heather Simmons & Zayda
1 th Kelsey Ahern & Milky Way
12th Chloe Ahern & Jewels
Class 2 Brown Swiss
3rd Kelsey Ahern & FTE Dallas
Dafadil
Class 5 Holstein
1st Amy Lundy & Milking R Cooper
Meisha (Reserve Jr. Champion)
3rd Teale Humphries & Milking R
Iroquois Pansy
5th Dusty Wilson & Cowgirl
7th Dustin Chapman & Sunshine
Class 11 Brown Swiss
2nd Teale Humphries & Round Hill
Vision Dollars
Class 13 Brown Swiss
3rd Teale Humphries & Turnpike
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first cut Amy was the left in the
top six, although she did not win
she did an outstanding job.
Our heifers and cows did not
do so bad either. The following
is a summary of how each heifer
and cow did in each class. Con-
gratulations to Amy Lundy for
exhibiting the Reserve Jr. Cham-
pion Holstein in the Youth Show,
Milking R Cooper Meisha! All of
the youth did an outstanding job
of representing Glades County
and the 4H program. Next the
group is off to Kissimmee for the
State 4H Dairy Show, let's wish
them Good Luck!


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Weight loss helps bladder control in diabetic women


Losing a modest amount of
weight through dietary changes
and increased physical activity
reduces the occurrence of urinary
incontinence (UI) in women with
pre-diabetes, a condition in which
blood glucose levels are higher
than normal but not yet diabetic.
This finding comes from a new
study, published in the February
issue of "Diabetes Care", of
women who participated in the
Diabetes Prevention Program
(DPP), a landmark clinical study
funded by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH).
Launched in 1995, the DPP's
main results were announced in
2001 and reported in 2002: losing
5 to 7 percent of weight through
diet and a consistent increase in
physical activity (e.g., walking five
days a week, 30 minutes a day)
reduced the onset of type 2 dia-
betes by 58 percent. Treatment
with the drug metformin lowered
the chances of developing dia-
betes by only 31 percent.
"To combat the dual epidemics
of obesity and type 2 diabetes,
Americans need to know about the
proven benefits of losing some
weight through calorie reduction
and increased physical activity," said
NIH Director EliasA. Zerhouni, M.D.
The DPP randomly assigned
3,234 overweight people with high-
er-than-normal blood glucose levels


to one of three approaches to pre-
vent type 2 diabetes: dietary
changes and increased physical
activity aimed at a 7 percent weight
loss; treatment with the oral dia-
betes drug metformin; or placebo.
The last two groups were also given
standard medical advice about diet
and weight loss. In the study, 660
women were randomly assigned to
intensive lifestyle changes, 636 to
metformin treatment, and 661 to
placebo. Their average age was 50
years old, with an average, body
mass index of 35 (e.g., a 5' 4"
woman weighing 204 pounds).
Women who implemented
intensive lifestyle changes and lost
5 to 7 percent of their weight had
fewer episodes of weekly inconti-
nence compared to those in the
metformin or placebo groups (38
percent vs. 48 percent vs. 46 per-
cent, respectively.)
"Our findings reinforce the
DPP's good news about the bene-
fits of modest weight loss. A 200-
pound woman who loses 10 to 15
pounds not only lowers the risk of
developing type 2 diabetes but also
improves bladder control," said
lead author Jeanette S. Brown,
M.D., of the University of California,
San Francisco. "If you're a woman
at risk for type 2 diabetes, prevent-
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lifestyle changes."
Weight loss was particularly
effective in reducing episodes of
stress incontinence leakage of
small amounts of urine during
physical movement, such as
coughing, sneezing, and exercis-
ing. Stress incontinence results, in
large part, from a weakening of the
pelvic floor muscles that support
the bladder. Though researchers
do not fully understand all the fac-
tors contributing to stress inconti-
nence, it is linked to obesity, dia-
betes, and other conditions, such
as pregnancy, which increase pres-
sure on the pelvic floor. In the DPP
participants, weight loss did not
alleviate urge incontinence -
leakage of urine at unexpected
times. Urge incontinence is more
closely linked to overactive nerves
that control the bladder, some-
times triggering inappropriate con-
tractions.
Some studies have reported that
increased physical activity worsens
incontinence, but DPP participants
randomly assigned to lifestyle
changes, who typically chose walk-
ing as their physical activity, did not
have increased problems with
incontinence.
"Urinary incontinence is a costly,
socially isolating condition that
impairs quality of life and takes a
psychological toll on manywomen.
For women at risk for type 2 dia-


betes, losing a modest amount of
weight is likely to alleviate inconti-
nence, especially stress inconti-
nence," said Leroy Nyberg, M.D.,
Ph.D., of the National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases (NIDDK), which funded
the study.
Nearly 21 million people in the
United States 7 percent of the
population have diabetes, the
most common cause of blindness,
kidney failure, and amputations in
adults and a major cause of heart
disease and stroke. Type 2 diabetes
accounts for up to 95 percent of all
diabetes cases
The NIDDK funds a great deal
of research to improve the treat-
ment and prevention of diabetes
and urologic disorders. These
efforts include the Urinary Inconti-
nence Treatment Network
(http://www.uitn.net/) and the
Specialized Center of Research on
Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
in women, a multidisciplinary
translational research center at the
University of California, San Fran-
cisco (http://www.ucsf.edu/scor).
Recently, NIDDK's Central
Repository (https://www.nidd-
krepository.org), which houses
data collected in large clinical trials
funded by the Institute, made data
from the DPP available to
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Swindle family endowments honor two friends


GAINESVILLE Two student
programs at the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences will soon
have more financial support,
thanks to two $70,000 gifts
pledged by a Plant City family to
establish two new endowments.
Larry' and Debbie Swindle
and their family made the
pledges to honor two friends
who are now top UF administra-
tors. State matching funds are
expected to add another $35,000
to each endowment.
The Jimmy G. Cheek Ambas-
sadors Enrichment Endowment,
named for UF's senior vice presi-
dent for agriculture and natural
resources, will support the Col-
lege of Agricultural and Life Sci-
ences Ambassadors, a group of
outstanding students who make
public appearances to educate
audiences about agriculture and
careers in agribusiness.
The Larry R. Arrington Exten-
sion Internship, named for UF's
dean for extension and director
of the Florida Cooperative Exten-
sion Service, will support a sum-
mer program that enables under-
graduate and graduate students
to work in county extension


offices, developing and teaching
classes for local residents.
Both endowments are new
sources of funding for these two
programs, said Ken DeVries,
UF/IFAS assistant vice president
for development. Endowments
are permanent, named funds
that provide annual support for
academic programs in perpetu-
ity.
"This is very exciting, because
the endowments will enhance
the quality of both student pro-
grams and provide stable sup-
port for the future," DeVries said.
"Internships and extracurricular
activities add a new dimension to
students' education and we
encourage other donors to con-
sider endowment support of this
type."
The endowments were
announced at the college's annu-
al "TailGATOR" barbecue before
the UF Homecoming football
game, he said. Though the Swin-
dles had previously discussed
their arrangements with Arring-
ton, the announcement concern-
ing the endowment in Cheek's
name was kept secret from
Cheek to surprise him.
"Not only was I surprised, I


was stunned," Cheek said. "It's a
wonderful honor to be recog-
nized by the Swindle family.
Their friendship means a great
deal to me personally, and these
endowments will mean a great
deal to our student ambassadors
and interns."
The family chose to support
student programs because they
want to inspire future genera-
tions of agribusiness leaders,
Debbie Swindle said.
"The programs we're sup-
porting also educate the public
and we feel good about that,"
she said. "Agriculture touches
everybody's lives, and people
need to know it."
The Swindle family includes
Larry and Debbie Swindle, son
Jonathan Swindle and his wife
Lori, daughter Stephanie Conrad
and her husband Jason Conrad,
and granddaughters Anna Beth
Conrad and Madilyn Claire Con-
rad.
The family owns Rocking S
Farms, a beef cattle operation in
Plant City, Debbie Swindle said.
They also own timberland in
North Florida and are involved in
a Tampa-based commercial
insulation business.


The Swindles have a long his-
tory of supporting agricultural
education at the elementary
school, middle school, high
school and college levels, Arring-
ton said.
"They believe in Florida agri-
culture and are always eager to
share their success with others,"
he said. "I'm humbled that the
Swindles think enough of me to
make me a part of their efforts."
Arrington's friendship with
Larry Swindle dates back to boy-
hood, when both attended Cork
Elementary School in Plant City,
Swindle said. The two remained
close after high school, when
Arrington left his hometown to
pursue a career in academia.
The Swindle family became
acquainted with Cheek in the
1990s, as a result of their support
of agriculture programs at UF,
Swindle said.
"Larry and Jimmy are both
very likeable, personable people
who give a great deal of them-
selves to promote agriculture," he
said. "Our family wanted to show
some appreciation for the work
they do, that's what inspired us to
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As Congress explores the
National Security Agency's terrorist
surveillance program, I believe it is
important to keep in mind that the
program was authorized in the
wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11,
that it is a very targeted program
used when people in our country
are talking with members of al
Qaeda, and it is a critical tool in
fighting the war on terror.
On Sept. 14, 2001 when Con-
gress authorized the president to
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force," it came at a time when our
country was under attack and there
was great bipartisan unanimity
about giving the president whatev-
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a program., that would provide the
opportunity to connect the dots -
as we know we didn't connect
prior to 9/11 and allow us to
monitor the conversations
between a known terrorist organi-
zation outside the United States
and someone within the United
States.
But when confronted with alle-


nations of a domestic surveillance
program, Congress must gather the
facts. And as we have begun this
process, the facts are quite different
than they might have appeared on
the first day this program came to
light. The facts are that it was not a
widespread domestic surveillance
program; it is a very limited pro-
gram, very narrow in its scope, and
focused purely on terrorist organi-
zations making calls into the United
States.
With that context, I believe that
this program is an integral part of
the war on terror and it is a part of
the battlefield plan that the presi-
dent is carrying out under his con-.
stitutional authority as commander
in chief- to respond in a time of war
with timely intelligence. The fact is
that this surveillance is not being
done for any purpose other than to
be utilized as early warning intelli-
gence for us to respond to potential
attacks on the United States.
It is terrible that we have to talk
about this program at all because
such talk might be of assistance to
those abroad who seek to harm the
United States. It is too bad that we
might, even as we go forward in
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cussed. As I recall, in World War II
there were things we were able to


do through our intelligence agen-
cies that no one would dare talk
about; because they were so
secret, so instrumentally valuable
to the United States that such pro-
grams were best left un-discussed.
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discuss this program, we keep in
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security, the necessity for discre-
tion, and the necessity for secrecy.
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to the security of this country, our
nation speaks with one voice. Just
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following World War II and at the
height of the Cold War, this nation
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for division as Republican or
Democrat; we should find one
voice as Americans, to protect the
security of our country.
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Pioneer 17th St. & Tampa Ave.
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CITRUS WORKER-
EQUIP. OPERATOR
Provide transportation with
valid drivers licence.
Great Benefits
Call Anixa at 772-473-5576
Se habla espanol
Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dentlal, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
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in the classifieds


COMPUTER LAB
TECHNICIAN
Will supervise computer-
based educational
programs in a K-6 school.
Fax resume to:
561-993-5001 or call
561-993-5000

CUSTODIAN
Experience in school or
institutional setting preferred.
Must know how to use floor
machines. Only those with a
clean record need to apply at
Lakeside Academy
716 S: Main St.
Belle Glade
Customer Service
Representative
Must have strong analytical,
oral & written skills. High
School Diploma with 5 years
experience in Customer
Service/Purchasing or AA or
BA. Send Resume and
salary requirements to
jobs@oceanboyfarms.com.

DRIVERS
Local P & D and Dedicated
Road Opportunity Now
Avail! CT/JWA seeks driv-
ers for local P&D/dedicat-
ed road runs: Miami and
Pompano Beach. Excellent
Wages/Opportunity.
*Home daily/no weekends!
*Local-$14,50/hr starting.
Road-$.40/mi starting w/
certification. 2300 + mi/wk.
Vacation/Holiday Pay.
Health Benefits. CDL-A
w/hazmat req. Local-
6-12mo. Exp. req.
Road-Min lyr doubles &
4yrs Tractor/Trailer Exp.
(24hrs) 800-331-1176
email:
jwacorp@yahoo.com
ESTABLISHED
LaBelle Company
Seeks full time warehouse
worker. Competitive pay
and great benefits for the
rightcareer minded
individual. FL DL required
Some heavy lifting.
Forklift exp. preferred,
Call 800-330-1369
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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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
-Meaicu'Z :" Life Insurance,
-Dental Insuranct
-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


Assistant Chemist

$15.87 per hour
(plus benefits)


Primary Function: Collect, deliver, prepare and perform la-
boratory analysis to control the refinery process such as but
not limited to Brix, pH, Color, Sediment, etc.
Responsibilities:
*Perform simple analysis and operate laboratory equip-
ment.
*Maintain equipment and work area in accordance with
CGMRP
* Participate in training sessions-related to the position.
* Capable of working with minimum supervision.
FAX 863-902-3186
United States Sugar Processing is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer committed to a diverse workforce. Women and mi-
norities are encouraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free
workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse
testing.


LABELLE COMPANY
NEEDS A DRIVER
We have a position in our
small company that requires
a driver with minimum of a
CDL"B" with Hazmat en-
dorsement. We offer good
starting wages, benefits and
an exciting opportunity. If
you are ambitious, and are
looking for a job with a future
please call today at
800-330-1369
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
WELDERS
Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
(863)675-6683
Managers Position
available at local
produce company.
Mechanical experience
needed. Please call
(561)992-7768.
PARTS/INVENTORY CLERK
Clerk wanted $10. hr,
knowledge of Quicksbooks
req. Some clerical duties,
understanding of how
mechanical parts work very
helpful. No phone calls,
pick up applications
1100Fox Lane, Moore Haven
Thomas Grinding, Inc.
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say, "I sold it in the
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SOD
FOREMAN
NEEDED

Drivers
License
Required
Experience
a plus

Palmdale
Sod, Inc.
863
673-1491

TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
We have Benefits, Paid
Vacation, Paid Insurance &
Bonuses. Home every night.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee
Wanted: Plumbers/Plumber
Helpers/Service Tech. Call
for appointment
(863)675-1155
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Knowledgeable of 3rd party reimbursements, co-pays, med
terminology, UB-92, 1500 claim forms.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-080o
Drug Free Workplace EOE


Duda Farm Fresh Foods. has several job openings
with different levels of experience: fuel truck driver,
welder, mechanic and mechanic helper. Will train
right individual. Drug Free Work Place. Pay com-
mensurate with experience. Medical/dental/vision
plans, 401K, vacatido, holiday pay, plus other bene-
fits. Apply in person or call for appointment (863)
675-0545 ext. 3135 EOE


Duda Farm Fresh Foods busca un camionero,
soldador, mecAnico y ayudante mecinico con varics
niveles de experiencia. Entrenamienito esta disponible. Sitio
libre de drogas. Pago a segin experiencia. Planes
medico/dental/visi6n, 401K plan de retiro, pago de vaca-
ciones y dias feriados, mis otros beneficios.
Aplique en persona op llame por una cita a (863) 675-
0545 ext. 3135.
Empleador de Oportunidades por Igual.

ARNP (Registered Nurses L-3)

(#64082772) ARNP working in
HIV/AIDS outpatient primary care with
HIV/AIDS Specialist Physician. Must
have valid Florida Driver's License,
ability to travel & flex schedule.
Pre-employment Drug Testing,
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. Bi-lingual English/Spanish
helpful. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x133
for more details.

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
(Social & Human Service Assistants L1)

Two Positions (#64082236 &
#64081974) home visitor position with
Healthy Families Program at Hendry
County Health Department in
Clewistion; must have ability to travel &
flex work schedule when needed;
Bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful;
Background screening/;fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Jeannie @ 863-674-4041 x167
for more details.



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


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HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Mechanic I. Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an au-
tomotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
Mechanic II. Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers license. Must
have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewiston.
GSI Coordinator for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor of
Science from an accredited college or university in computer
science, geography, or related field with considerable experi-
ence in the use of geographic information systems or 8yrs
equivalent experience.
Emergency Management Planner for the LaBelle office. Must
have computer skills, experience with Microsoft programs &
excel. Must be able to work independently, be self motivated &
organized. A High School Diploma or GED required.
Building Inspector for the LaBelle office & one for the Clewiston
office. Must have 8 yrs. experience with a licensed contractor.
Field Service for Pt. LaBelle Utilities. A valid drivers license is
required. The job consist of installing & reading water meters,
laying water lines, operating equipment in the field. On the job
training & possible job advancement.
All positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick
and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled. Job descriptions &
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.



Mechanics and Welders

$19.67 per HR
Mechanics
5+ years of experience as a journeyman level mechan-
ic with the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and
repair industrial equipment such as pumps, motors,
conveying systems, hydraulics, turbines, gear boxes
and related equipment.
Welders
Perform welding on various types of steel structures,
pressurized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to
weld with mig and tig. Ability to use a plasma cutter, air
arc and acetylene torch.
Fax: 863-902-3168
Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com
Employment Office on WC Owen in Clewiston
US Sugar 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 perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

Lykes Bros. Inc Ranch Division has an
opening for thefollowing position:


WELDER/MECHANIC


Applicafit must have one (1) year prior ex-
perience with farm and diesel equipment,
have own tools and a valid Florida Driv-
ers license. Applications accepted Mon-
Fri., 8am to 3pm at 106 SW County Road
721, Okeechobee, FL.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V



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.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Wal-Mart Distribution Center is located off Exit 126 Midway Rd. Go
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under overpass on to Jenkins.

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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
N LPN
RN (2 availalbe)
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
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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Exp. in all areas of operation &,general maint, of
water pumps/systems. HS dip/GED. FL Drivers lic.
Water Control Structure Oper atr: Work w/local




agricultural operators to determine structure set-
tings. Set boards in risers, asst. w/maint. of water
control system & rights of ways. Cleaning & clear-
ing as needed. Mtech abilities pre. HS/dip/GED.
FL drivers lic.

Apply by email galtman~semtribe.com: fax
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PROGRAM MANAGER/ CASEWORKER
For a non-profit organization experienced in program
development and implementation in the areas of hous-
ing, education, direct assistance casework baservatd in
Clewiston. A collperate degree or equivalent, experol Sysence
in Social services or related field is preferred: Must be
organized, self-motivated and able to work indepen-
dently, withexcellent written and verbal communica-
tion skills. Grant writing experience is preferred. of watSend
resume to:
Catholic Charities
Guadalupe Social Services
PO BOX 5034
Immokalee, Florida 34142
Attin n: Director of Rural Services
or Fax to 239-657-7761
or Fax to 239-657-7761


One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


.How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
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of the classified


STUDENT
Development Advisor
To provide guidance to
students regarding programs
and services of the
college. Bachelors degree
& related exp. reqd.
Learn more or
apply on -line at
www.pbcc.edu or submit
your completed application
package no later than
3/15/06 to the Office of
Human Resources, Palm
Beach Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461.
fax 561-868-3131
EOE/AA/VP/ADA



DENTAL HYGIENIST NEEDED.
for LaBelle Office,
(863)674-0799 or fax re-
sume to (863)-674-0899




MOBILE HOME
INSPECTOR
P/T

Internet access
and Digital Camera
required.
Fax Name, Phone
number, email ad-
dress, City & State
to: 770-345-9287



CHILOCARE Fundraising Di-
rector. National fundraising
company seeking energetic
phone person. Work from
your location to call child-
cares to help them raise
money. $15/Avg.
(813)862-2769.
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.
Drivers- Flatbed, Reefer &
OTR. Recent Average
$1.27-1.47 per mile. No Ex-
perience? On the Road
Training Available.
(800)771-6318 www.pri-
meinc.com.
"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.


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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


Case managers needed
Community Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) is seek-
ing full time case managers to jr si:,1 triiiirs in Glades and
Hendry Counties affected by Hurricane Wilma. Applicant
must be a high school graduate/GED. Strong verbal and writ-
ing skills, reliable transportation required. Bilingual preferred.
Applications can be picked up at 352 W. Arcade, Clewiston.
For more information phone (863) 983-5269.
Executive Director
Community Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) is seek-
ing a full time executive director to coordinate long term re-
covery activities to assist families in Glades and Hendry
Counties affected by Hurricane Wilma.
The director will coordinate rebuilding, case management and
volunteer efforts, prepare materials for monthly meetings,
seek grant funds, donations and volunteers. Ability to com-
municate effectively both orally and in writing. Bilingual a
plus.
Successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree and at
least two years in an administrative management capacity.
Long term recovery experience a plus. Salary range $40,000
to $60,000 plus benefits, contingent on experience. Re-
sumes may be submitted at 352 W. Arcade, Clewiston. For
more information phone (863) 983-5269.
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FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston now hir-
ing installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehicle
provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaranteed
minimum $550 a week during training perod. Benefits, bo-
nus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean drivers license. We are a drug free workplace. Inter-
views will be conducted every Monday morning from
8-10a.m. at our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to
line up an interview time. Directions to :,ur la:iiiiry will be giv-
en to you atthattime.


FOREMEN to lead utility con-
tract field crews. Outdoor
physical work, many entry-
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$14/hr plus bonuses after
promotion, living allowance
when traveling., company
truck and good benefits.
Must have strong leadership
skills, a good driving history
and be able to travel in Ten-
nessee and nearby states.
Email resume to Recruit-
er3@osmose.com or fax
(985)871-0605 www.Osmo-
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Parts and Service Coordina-
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work well with other employ-
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Child Care Needed410
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Instruction 420
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Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



Merchandise



fF.r Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
pliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.,Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VC-s B 735
Wanted to Buy 740


WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
works good $30
(863)635-7987.d


FARM-ALL CUB- Circa 1948.
Good shape. $2150
(863)673-9200


COFFEE SET- Farberware
55yr, Old polished 44 perco-
lator, sugar, creamer, tray.
* Like new $55 863-763-8149
ELECTRIC STOVE, Whirlpool,
2 yrs. old, white, asking $75
or best offer.
(863)675-0107/675-2234
LENOX ANGEL- Very beautiful,
in box w/certificate. Will sac-
rifice below cost $50.
(863)763-8149
STOVE- self cleaning, good
condition, $125
(863)675-2627


ADULT Tricycle wide seat,
new tires, $50
(863)467-7792
BICYCLES- 1 mens like new
cond. $60 (863)357-3779


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Roadmaster Climber $35.
(863)357-1927


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



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


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
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Toll Free (888)393-0335.


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


OLD RECORDS-(45 records)
78's Joni James, Sarah
Vaughn, Bill Haley,Doris
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 III Win. 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 &
ames. Complete system.
150 (239)464-3260


CERAMIC KILN like new,
with over 100 molds, $1200
or best offer (863)634-9513
CERAMIC KILN- good Terra-
gon, $250 (863)675-0550
DRAFTING TABLE & CHAIR-
30x42 w/slide, like new $60
(863)824-0835


BOOK SHELF Like new. 4
shelves. $25 (239)810-3312


LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION
Has an opening for
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

Applicant must have one (1) year
prior experience with farm equipment
and a valid Florida drivers license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri.,
8am to 3pm at
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V


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5pc BR SUITE- black & gold,
like new, $350
(863)675-3793
CEDAR CHEST- New with tray
Solid cedar, $125. Call
(863) 467-4328
CHINA CABINET Glass front,
lighted, old, $200 firm.
(863)763-6336.
CHINA- Mahogany, 34" olass
shelves, lights inside $300
(561)704-3690
COUCH & LOVESEAT, black,
leather, exc. cond., like new,
$550. (954)931-9946
CRAFTMATIC BED 4 years
old, rarely used, massage
unit, $500.863-461-5800.
DINETTE SET- table, 4 capt.
chairs, mauve, good condi-
tion, $150 (863)467-9054
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS-
wicker, glass, $50
(561)704-3690
FOLD UP COTS (2) new mat-
tresses $40 will separate
(863)467-7792
GLASS TOP DINING TABLE w/
6 chairs, $525
(239)537-4253
RECLINER large, leather,
hunter green, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6346
SOFA- 2yrs old, wine colored,
with recliners at each end.
$300 (863)675-0777
SOFA- beige, blue, mauve,
less than 1 yr old, new $500
asking $250 (863)635-3918
(863)528-0825 Frostproof
SOFAS (2) like new 76" long,
firm support, $500 will sell
separate (863)467-0670
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



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


GOLF CLUBS- Ladies, Ping,
with bag Great condition
$100. or best offer
(863)357-6703
TOMMY GUN- .45 ACR $900
(863)697-1443


DUMB BELL SET- with rack,
$40 (863)467-5299
WEIGHT BENCH- $10
t;6: 16:.-5299


ENGAGEMENT RING GOLD
3/4K diamond Solitaire, W/
band, Appraised $1800 sell for
$1000/neg (863)763-3765


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700 W Sugarland Hwy.
OFFICE # 863-983-0075
AFTER HRS # 863-228-1142
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 -st a e e et 1998
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over T0sq. at. Yar is entirely fenced. Seller's Are
Read To Go! Asking $82K
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
Commercial Building Over 4,000 sq.ft., w/Apt. for on-
site living Call 4 More Info.
Industrial Rentals Coming Soon!
New Listing (Investors Get It Quick!)
Triplex w/ a pool & great monthly income asking 199K
Call For Details.
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Brand new CBS 3/2 most appliances incl.
943 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven, $168,375
Lovely 3/2 Home on 3 Lots, 414 Avenue
0, Moore Haven. $224,900
Large Lot, 1 city Limits, Moore Haven,
Just reduced from $93,000 to $87,000
Vacant land 1 Acre, Moore Haven, $52,900

Lot for sale, 1/4 acre tract, Moore
Haven,$25,000
Beautiful Lot for sale, 956 Watson Way,
Moore Haven $45,000
Lovely Lot for sale, 954 Gerace Court,
Moore IHaven, $40,000

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-5.91 ACRES $600,000,00


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Single Family Home, 669 Park Avenue,
Moore Haven $245,000
Singlewide Mobile Home, 400 Pine
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Doublewide Mobile Home 921 Yacht
Club Way, Moore Haven $132,750
Moore Haven River Gardens lots start-
ing at $38,000
"Coming Soon" RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre
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able: 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., 'Home improvement business and convrienien store Ranch7 buildable lots-4 @1.25 acres seldom knocks twice! 5 acres on US 27 on Honm fl l ll IIIUnIA land Tell your wife to quit looking around
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan on2.5acres.Fully equippedandpermitted careadyto and 3 ent the Palm Beach/ Hendry County line. Over I o because you have found the perfect
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy be opened. Located near the Clubhouse in Montura Wi h frl r d 937 feet on US 27 for easy access priced Martili Ba place located on a quiet street in
old when you can get Brand New? Ranch. Al fumiture, fixtures,equipmentand inventory Ha.:er, ..... lLS nht for a quick sale @ $275K Don't let Yard, Tiled Through-1t. Country Side Meadows, Moore Haven.
No Other Listing compares to this North induded.BeyouroNnboss!!CaliforGenn@677-1441 200602389 this one get away! Potential for 4th Bedroom. Double-Wide 3 bedroom 2 bathroom
Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba home, 2 formoreinformation.MLS# 200530488 One of a kind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home, $209,9K. mobile home features a garden tub in
car garage, Tile through out, New alu- 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 2) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath on Del Monte. Almost 3500 sq. ft. under' master bath, formal living room, and
minum roof, Hurricane shutters, Irrigation Oversize Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings. CBS hoe ni oer .: .re all ing air. Caged pool & Spa with poolside 2) W.Ventura 2bd/1 ba. in Brand family room, and it even has a fenced
System, Move in turn key Pristine Clean Large open kitchen and formal dining room. d rsan t fa rIhinrflTkb flih. Lake? kitchen. Separate office building with half New Condition Ready to Move in. yard with lots of trees.
going @ $264.9K Large rear deck with built in bbq and gazebo. Ck.e,: l[ IJlf DJmiJLL|l.en bath. Could easily be converted to a 4 orSgFloors, New2400es
New Listing! 2bd/2ba home located in Mustseeat $124,900 MLS# 200540984 '.u MLSP 200520398 bedroom home. Too many extras ft. Privacy Fence, MOO! There's room for a contented cow,
Photos & info on realtor.com Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence, MOO There's room for a conted ow,
Pioneer Plantation sits on 7.5 acres. It 3) Reducedl 4 bedroom/2 bather 2400 sq.ft- 3) Montura Ranch Estates Large MLS#200521924. Big Back Yard. Don't Miss On This ,:g~ p, AM
has a front porch and the whole prop- mobie homeinMooreHaen. Homewas nevin'04. Home lcre. Great Deal! $97K. nclu, : i- lP/lac
erts completely fenced. Call Luan Split for pn.Cathedralcings, lageopen kiden L on Moore Haven River Gardens nclu a pace
for more information! withtiland.Beautifulhomereducedforqukksale.Must HarenAMl .fhI lJl ,T., i11 7 Lots Available. New Construction in 3) Reduced rilrk Sale: 1.09 ur h,.ng "aat leor, ,nl i l".1.
Acreage in Pioneer Plantation (4) 2.5 see@$129,900MIS#200521690 not laMr.i M*-In MLS# Growing Area. Build Your Dream Acres. 2bd 1: [iJa -I in MRE. Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
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1. Tampa Ave This property is fenced Ranch. Mk -dP.sale. Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on the Lou's Store. Price Reduced to be livable. Anyway, you can buy this
and has many mature native trees, which Mustsee@$70,OOOMLS#200521640 4) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/? pond @$62K $60K doublewide mobile home in Seminole
include FL Pine, Oak and several 35-40 ft. 5)'05Homes ofMerit3Bedroom/2Balhhomeon bath MK ljqA0l ,' Thatcher Blvd., near the river $ Manor for not much more than the lot
tall treasured Sable Palms. a man m# .#anltl iB upgrade nice-. ill .U,, @$68,000.00 4) New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in value at $39.9K
2. 155 Union Ave. This. property is Frep s, sa i Whs MLS# 200514439 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8, MRE on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared .
secluded, heavily wooded w/ native Pine, newwhenthisoneIsonly$134,900MLS#200514068 $58,500.00 each With Beautiful Pines. Home iS Looking for peace & quiet? Step into
Oak and Palms Wildlife anders freely 6)PortLabelleBuildable Lotreadyforyournew 5) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 wooded Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, @$60K Very Spacious With Great Floor locaisted inMRE. Homefeatures form
and the quietness of these woods is awe- home $59,900 MLS# 200512627 acres on Riviera. Listed at $84,900 each Plan. Place is Immaculate! living room and separate family room
some. 7) Land Ho!! Beautiful 10 acre parcel located on MLS# 200604536 each$108,5K. with a fireplace. Garden tub in master
3. Sweetwater Ave. This property has Al Don Farming Rd. Just -/i mile off of Highway .N MUSE bedroom onlace. Garden tub in mast $52K
many beautiful trees that include wild 80.Just a short ride from Labelle and Ft. Myers. 6) Pio W itttir'iaWes"priced Absolutely Perfect for your dream 5) Moore Haven Yacht Club bedroom only
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake Highan dMry nd waitingfor your new home for quick sa90le. Partially cleared an# 35d home. 20 Fenced Acres w/ pond. Lots 2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide mobile
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an $299,900 MLS# 20053528 of 10 year old pines w/ some oaks. *Included in Purchase Price* home walking distance to local ele-
abundant of wildlife. 8) New Listing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer 7)Your Home Here!! Call the Priced below recent sales. Will Go Partially furnished & Squeaky mentary schools and high school.
4.195 Union Ave. This property is Plantation. Great location-just 1 Block Smith/Williams team!! Let us show Fast! Only $409,900.00 Clean! 55 & older community. Home has new carpet throughout and
untouched and very private. Heavily wood- south of Tampa on Hendry Isles Blvd. you how we can market your home to Reduced to $129,900 for quick new flooring. Located in Seminole
ed with paths throughout created by Property will not last long at $74,900 over 6 million potential buyers a Manor you can't pass this up @ only
Florida's native wildlife. MLS# 200614840 month!! sale. $79.9K!


Sam J. Cathy S. L Ashley : Enrique Jerry W. Charles
Walker Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith HKehm

863-677-1013 86 3 798 863-228-1132 30 5 876 561-261-3444 305-968-2262
Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2 Great starter home or invest- New Listing! 3BD/2BA 30 acres of pasture and woods in New Listing! Established
1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For Information or bathroom home with large ment roe in Montura Nice Kept,Many Fruit Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare commercial upholstery
Appointment! Florida room. This home Ran Tlpi 4 .2 Trees,New A/C, combination of seclusion in a natural business and property
Need a Building? We have a also has an efficiency and is split 01o l ll be Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k setting! $250K
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel located very close to our local just WUW for. 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Building on 5 Ac. Offered@ $215K elementaryschools. Giveme Start your New Year off right Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba Call me for vacant land. Lots or New Listing! Beautiful
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782 and call I would love to show with country living at its best. MH looks like a log acreage. building lot/investment
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large this home to you. This home 1.25 ac., priced to sell at only cabin, on paved road, property in Port LaBelle
Fenced Corner .Lot with is being offered at $89,900. appt, today!! tenant occupied,fenced, 2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and $55K
Lakefront. @ $94.9K $149,900. new septic @ $124,900 fenced $92K
Mobil c DsT i in I have the time to list, show 2.5 Acres in Montura going @ $85K New Listing! 1.25 Acre Lot
Montul/A ASaIdNJl1 Cathy S. Garcia is a life- and sell your property. I 1.25 ac IMPROVED FREE located in Montura Ranch
long resident of Clewiston pledge to you the most cus- home with purchase of 2.5 Acres in Montura going @ $90K Estates going @ $45K
Pionee Beautful Cabin on 2.5 and tomer service any Realtor can land, single-wide MH 5 Acres in Pioneer going @ $179.9K
acres.@ $249.9 newest member of our offer. Just ask my past cus- offered @ $68,900 As a new home owner and
10 Acres Al Don Farming Rd. @ team. tomers! (References avail- Bring the kids & dog! This is a full time resident of
$299K able) Call Today!!!! Pioneer Plantation!!!! big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, Clewiston it will be my
2.5 acres wow! @ pool & fenced $319,000.00 pleasure to assist you with
$275Kres onSugar Realty is proud $89,900 New Development! Call me for your commercial and resi-
to announce our spon- sky valley lots. dential real estate needs.
Just Outside of Town! sorshi of the 2006 New Listing! 2bd/1 ba With over 30 years of land,
Fleetwood Home on a beautiful 2 on huge jots in Handy man's special! Bring your home & commercial prop-
acre. Thepropertyhas a 24x30 Miss Sugar Pageant Horseshoe Acres. Bring tools. Located in Moore Haven erty sales experience I am
$174.0K Call for an appointment all offers. Seller an As Is frame house going for looking forward to serving
today! Call for more Motivated $165K $65K the business and residen-
information! tial community.


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



PATIO BAR- with 6 chairs,
pewter color wrought iron
frame, ceramic tile top, exc
cond. $500 (863)467-4253
PICNIC TABLE custom built,
seats 8, 2" lumber was $850
now $450 slight hurricane
damage (863)467-6875
PICNIC TABLE custom built,
seats 8, was $850 now
$450 slight hurricane dam-
age (863)467-6875


ACTION SCOOTER, Heavy
Duty. Excellent condition.
$650. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
MOBILITY SCOOTER, Pride
Revo SE63, 3 Whl. Like new.
Used indoors only. Pd. $1995,
now, $800. (863)517-1708
RAMP "Moving On Mobility".
Aluminum, 5 Ft. w/cover. For
Hover-Round Wheel chair
$225 or best offer.
(863)675-2596
WHEEL CHAIR- Extra large, up
to 5001bs, asking $100
(239)657-2427 Angel
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT Hydraulic-
electric, for van or mini bus
$300 (863)357-1632 ask for
Gene
WHEELCHAIRS, good shape
oversized, new, $250.
863-357-8788, leave phone
#.
WHEELCHAIRS, regular adult
size $175. 863-357-8788,
leave phone #.


Complete Screen room, 30'x9'
$1000 (863)697-2434
CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
sailing r/t from Ft. Lauderdale
November 2006- March
2007. From $499 (port taxes
included) with FREE BUS!
(800)741-1770, www.alla-
boardtravel.com.
FLEA MARKET ITEMS New
& used. Large inventory.
Bring lots of boxes. $350 for
all. (863)357-0037
MOBILE HOME DOOR 32x76
Left hand no window $40
(863)357-1657
PAINTING -Framed-28x40
Couch sized painting, Moun-
tain water, trees scene, Must
sell! $85 (863)824-0801
T-CLOTHES POLES- (2) heavy
duty, steel, excellent cond no
rust, $40 (863)675'-0550



ELECTRIC PIANO- Korg P80,
.iilE NEW. i :sie i ai 11.00
:,r t, i ,, 31 6 _:b .
IBANEZ AK85 GUITAR- like
new, $500 or best offer
(863)763-3229.


ORGAN- Freedom II with all
instruments and stool, exc
cond. $1500 or best offer
(863)467-4253


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
CANARY- red frosted female,
$80 (863)357-3639
CHIHUAHUA, Toy puppy,
Shots current, Health Cert.
$350. (863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- color-
ful, shots, wormed, $250
(239)340-8503
PIT BULLS, 2, Male, White,
Red Nose. Less than 1 year
old. $150 each or both for
$250. (863)673-2354
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.


PAINT BALL GUN- with 2
tanks, mask, Tipman Pro
Lite, $80 (863)697-1443
PITCHING MACHINE- Louis-
ville Slugger, like new, $50
firm! (863)467-1574
RIFLE, 22 cal., Single shot.
$100. (863)467-9892



High Power CD player, Pio-
neer, AM/FM, detachable
face, retail-$300 sell $200 in
box (863)357-0448


AIR COMPRESSOR- upright,
220 V. w/pressure regulator,
filter & long hoses, $200
463)675-3357
BAND SAW- 1 hp, Sears,
stand, tilt head, 12", $140
(863)674-0467
BENCH DRILL PRESS w/ bits,.
10" table saw, 4" belt disc
sander, 6" grinder w/stand,
Bench band saw w/ cabinet,
36" wood lathe w/tools, 6"
joiner planer, assorted
clamps, wood chisels, router
and table, air compressor, 4
dr tools chest on wheels,
box of tools & misc. also
rough cut wood.
(863)674-5770 after 4pm
COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
GENERATOR- new, $375 firm,
(772)201-8932


PACHINKO MACHINE- me-
chanical vertical Japanese
jinu .1o, ridi 170,l or



DAEWOO VCR- like new $25
or best offer (863)467-0670


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567






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NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
mad ineresting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successfull


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-5
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 820
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE- 5yr old, Gelding,
Palomino, Rides good. $800
or best offer. (863)697-2412
Tennessee Walker/Appaloosa
Gelding, red roan, gaited,
15.2 hands, 15 yrs. old,
$1100. (239)353-7517



Snapper mowers, 12hp, 42"
and 30" $1200 both or will
separate LaBelle
(863)517-2077



LAWN CART- Pull behind, tilt-
ing, $50 (954)629-3257
LAWN EDGER- Briggs & Strat-
ton, gas engine, $40
(954)629-3257
LAWN TRACTOR- Craftsman
#DLT3000, 18.5 hp, 42"
cut, elec start, auto trans,
$1050 (863)599-0887
RIDING MOWER- Murray, 42"
cut, hydrostatic transmission
$600 (863)763-8548

TRACTOR restored Gilson.
11h/p, 4spd. New tires, tubes,
battery & seat. Rebuilt eng.
$350 (863)467-6696


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


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MONTURA, 1.25 acres,
$38,000 Carolyn Thomas
Realty Inc. (863)946-1957
OCALA/ ORLANDO, FLORIDA
AREA. $15,000 DISCOUNT.
1.7- 21 Acres from
$149,900. Rolling hills,
views, trails. Only 2 miles-
1-75. Discount ends 2/28.
Brok er/ O w ner.
(352)330-0022.


Port LaBelle, 2 vacant bldg.
or investment lots- 80x125,
Moss Circle or Hob Court.
.New homes on street, phone,
elec., water, Owner may con-
sider financing. Your choice
$39,900 (941)924-5120 or
email rabj64@yahoo.com
Port LaBelle Off RT 80, Ranch
area. Location: Aspen Blvd. &
March Ln. Block 68, Lot 73.
$71,500. (561)790-0053


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9415
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960









-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area







PLATTS BLUFF, 3br Home,
washer/dryer, all utilities in-
cluded $400. mo., 1st, Last
& Sec. req. 863-357-4453


Real Estate



Business Places
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted I O65
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Belle Glade, Muti-Unit
CBS Apartments. 1 & 2 Bdrm.
Call Thompson-Broker
(561)996-5264


CLEWISTON, 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. Brand new on a large
lot. $326,900.
(786)326-3502
DUPLEX 3/1 & 1/1, on 2
lots, new roof, Great income
property $160,000/neg.
(863)599-0611
MONTURA, 3br, 2ba, New
Home. 1 + ac. Owner financ-
ing. (863)675-6129
MOTIVATED SELLER. Lake
Port Mobile Home, 1.1
acres, detached garage, 2
sheds, Sunsetter awning,
wood deck, Ig alum car port,
on public water, near fish
eating creek. $139,900,
Call Frank (954)347-5604
NEWER HOME- 3/2 on 5
acres, between Labelle &
Clewiston, Partial fencing,
many extras, $249,000
(239)297-5864
,PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
condition. For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, Modern
3/2, Newly renovated, Large
lot. $1400 mo. +sec. dep. &
ref. Call 863-673-5071.
REMODELED 2BR/2BA house,
$135,000 537 E. Ventura
Owner/Realtor (863)228-0221
or(863)805-0066

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MOORE HAVEN 33471
TOP LOCATION-
Will Divide
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27, Ideal for Bank,Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner- Pat


Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
.no further than the
classifieds.


WATERFRONT! 2 acres +/-
$159,900. Gorgeous
acreage, great views, pristine
shoreline & deep beatable
water! Near Bath NC. Enjoy
access to ICW, Sound, At-
lantic. Paved road, under-
ground utilities, well water,
septic approved. Excellent fi-
nancing. By appointment on-
ly. Call now (800)732-6601
x1497.
Waterfront Land Sale! Direct
Waterfront Parcels from only
$9,900! 2 acres dockable
with Log Cabin Pkg. from
$89,900! 4.5 acres dockable
waterfront only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
E Tennessee Lake Properties
Homes from $200,000 to
$1,000,000. Lakefront lots
from $100,000 Lakeview
lots from $35,000 Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
or visit www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.
EAST TENNESSEE Mountain
Property. Only minutes from
Gatlinburg, TN. 7 acres &
Stream $39,900. 20 acres
Wooded $79,900. Opening
March 4th. (800)770-9311,
ext.321..
EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUN-
TAIN HOMESITES Gated
lakeside community. 1 to 5
acre wooded and lake view
sites from the $40s. Planned
amenities. Minutes from
Chattanooga. Call today
866)292-5769 Gates of the
iver.
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes,
Commercial & Investment.
"EVERYTHING WE TOUCH
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
Realty, (706)745-2261,
(800)820-7829 www.jane-
baerrealty.com, jane-
baer@alltel.net
HORSE FARM LIQUIDATION
20 acres- $59,900 Lush
pastures, beautiful trout
stream, spectacular upstate
NY setting! Ideal summer
home site! Terms avail! Call
now! (877)909-5263
www.upstateNYland.com
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA.
The Very Best of Riverfront,
Lakefront, Acreage Tracts,
Building Parcels From 1 to
195 Acres Direct From Own-
ers (706)276-7773.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC AND VA Mountain Land
Available. 4 ac. Alleghany
Co. NC Stone Mtn. State
Pk. Area A-Frame. Apt. &
Garage Lake Guest House
-3 golf courses nearby Just
$949 900 00- C311l Su.3n
789i 92i 9 i: -
:urr, 11: .* irnri ,. viiin -
[' B inim L i- d 4,. u00 11 on
Fisher River Beautiful wood
land & home site Private lo-
cation- Springs & Branches -
$225,000.00 -Call Bracky
(336)789-2926. 86 ac. -
Lowgap Surry Co. North
Carolina Beautiful remod-
eled house all fenced -
stream old cabin timber -
private outbuildings -
$499,000.00 Terms
available Call Susan
336)789-2926. 70+/- ac. -
eulah Community.- Surry
Co. North Carolina All
cleared, grassed & fenced -
panoramic view of surround-
ing mtns. pond fabulous
views $6,250.00 per ac. -
call Bracky (336)789-2926.
215+/- ac.- Carroll Co., Vir-
ginia Hwy. 52 just north of
Mt. Airy, North Carolina -
Brick home needs updating
county water long hwy.
frontage possibly commer-
cial $1,300,000.00. Owner
financing Call Mark
(336)789-2926.
NC MOUNTAINS 10,51 acres
on mountain top in gated
community, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $119,5'00 owner
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
NEW TO MARKET! DEEP WA-
TER LOTS Beautifully situat-
ed on 50 acres with 2,800
feet :, iTia'ci-iin:fi-il frontage
on Battery Creek in Beaufort,
SC. Offering deep waterfront
dockable, tidal creek and pri-
vacy woodedlots starting
from $59,900 Call
(877)929-2837.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RE-
TREATS Newly released
lakefront, wooded and
mountain view sites. 5 tS 50
estate acres from the
$39,990. 90 minutes to
Nashville. Don't miss the
sunsets over the lake! Call
866)339-4966. Eagles
Ridge.


HANDYMAN SPECIAL
~ Deep Waterfront -
Great Investment
239-823-2587


Mobile Homes



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




Mas de 40 trails san-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y baja pago de Mensu-
aledad. Llamme para
mas information.
(863)234-9804.
MOBILE HOME- '75,1 br, Fully
Furnished $1500. or best of-
fer. (863)675-1891'
MOBILE HOME & LAND '93
-Homes of Merit 2BR/2BA
w/detached garaged,
on .3 acre 863-983-6002
OKEE., 35' Tara, Fl rm, Shed, 2
slides, 25" TV, Chest Freezer
Completely furnished.
$10,000. (863)467-5472


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles ,0300
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3025



ALUM BOAT W/TRLR- 12ft,
9.5 hp Johnson motor, $600
,.'th ,:.. 1 ,1 i
ALUM WOLVERINE '57- 35hp
Merc, elec start, steering
wheel, full windshield $1650
(863)214-1286
BASS BOAT- 16', 1 Owner,
Evinrude 115hp, Trolling mo-
tor, Depth finder. $3000.
(863)824-0197
BASS BOAT- 16'9" Challenger,
140 Evinrude, w/trlr, trolling
mtr, too much to list $2500
firm (863)467-4646
CAROLINA SKIFF 16'- '97
Evinrude, 30HP, w/stainless
prop, trolling mtr, fish finder,
trir, $2250 (863)612-9200
DECK BOAT- '93 Sea Nymph,
19' w/120 hp Evinrude, trail-
er, good cond, $5000 firm
(863)634-9100
FORCE OB 85- 125hp, LOW-
ER UNIT, 20", $250
(863)467-5736
JON BOAT 12ft, V bottom, w/
trailer $300 (863)763-8415
KAYAK- sit inside, 17' Pursuit
Rotomolded Sea kayak,
good condition $600
(863)357-7406
Mercury Outboard 1984
7.5hp, used very little, tank
and hoses included, $385
(863)946-3269
RINKER '83, 16'- Wilma dam-
aged, 90hp Merc, controls,
trir, as is. $450
(863)946-1728

Don't Miss
This One
SEA NYMPH 17', Aluminum,
Trolling motor, 40 hp mercury,
trim & tilt. D/F & Trlr. $1850
863-634-5609/357-4837
Sports Boat, 10'5", Mercury
WaterMouth & trailer,
$2,500. (863)612-0159
STARTER- $75
(863)467-5736
WANTED BOAT TRAILER for
20ft Pontoon (863)467-8567


FIFTH WHEEL- 30', w/screen
room, in Lake Port, $3500,
lot rent $140(863)465-5944
HUNTER or FISHERMAN'S
dream, travel trailer w/Florida
room, you move $2500 neg.
(863)467-6604
POP-UP CAMPER 2001 Star-
craft, 10ft, nicely equipped,
perfect cond. $3000
(863)467-1077
SUNLINE T2653 '95, 27 Ft.,
Deluxe front kitch., full ba, rear
bdrm., sofa, hitch, load leveler.
$7900 neg. (772)291-3206


Carriage Fifth Wheel, 4'93,40',
new awning, carpet, micro-
wave, fridge, w/d, walk
around queen bed, all oak
wood, lots of storage, $6000
or best offer. (561)845-7934


POLARIS 750 WAVE RUNNER
'94- asking $600 no trailer
(863)674-0467


BOAT MOTOR, Johnson, 15
hp., Electric Start. $550.
Firm. (863)674-1065
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.



AIR BOAT BOTTOM COATING
Steelflex 2000 SUPER
SLICK Epoxy coating, 1 gal-
lon $90 (863)467-6696


HONDA SHADOW VT 750- '05
Silver, Brand new, 243 mi.
Accessories included.
$7800. (863)675-3469
HONDA VALKYRIE 2001 V6,
14k miles, great cond. Lake
Port, $8,000 (706)338-0653
MOTORCYCLE HELMETS- 3,
2-Shortys, 1-Full face. $70.
Will separate.
(863)763-7854
VULCAN 750, '03, 4,202 mi.,
windshield & saddlebags,
$4000. (863)673-4314 after
5pm
VULCAN 750, '03, 4,202 mi.,
windshield & saddlebags,
$4000. (863)673-4314 after
5pm



ATV 110CC NEW 2006-
4stroke eng, w/rev, elec
start, lights, w/warr, many
colors avail, cash or credit
ON SALE $1399. Labelle
(863)674-1944 or Naples
239)293-6670
ATV 150CC new 2006- 4
stroke eng, w/rev, elec start,
lights, w/warr, many colors
avail, cash or credit ON.
SALE, $1599, LaBelle
(863)674-1944 or Naples
239)293-6670
ATV 250CC New 2005- 4
stroke eng., w/rev, elec start,
lights, cargo racks front &
rear, w/warr, many colors
avail, cash or-credit ON
SALE $2299 Labelle
863)674-1944 or Naples
239)293-6670
ATV 90CC New '06- 4 stroke,
engine, remote kill switch,
elec start, many.colors avail
w/warr, cash or credit, ON
SALE $1199, LaBelle
863)674-1944 or Naples
2239)293-6670.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
HONDA RECON- '02, Low
hours, Senior ridden, Electric
shift $2400. (863)675-0349
LeBelle area
POLARIS PREDATOR '03
500cc, has motor work,
$4000 (561)798-3674


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



CADILLAC EL DORALDO- '97,
Northstar White Diamond
Looks & runs good $4400
Call for detail 772-343-0012
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $2000 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
DODGE INTREPID -'93, 69k,
Runs good. Good shape
$2500 (863)467-1046
FORD ESCORT LX 1995 4dr
sedan, cold air, pwr steering
& brakes, 56k miles, excel.
cond. $2500 (863)635-1139
FORD TAURUS SHO '96- V8,
black, 2dr, tan interior, runs
good $4250 (561)358-2628
FORD THUNDERBIRD 1997-
Runs and looks good, $1800
neg. (863)801-9441
JEEP 2004, 4x4, 6 cyl., 9,800
miles. Willys Military Edition,.
Limited Edition. $14,400.
Call (863)675-3278
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '91,
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $800.
needs trans work drive able
(863)467-6060
MERCURY SABLE WAGON, in
Montura, engine needs work,
$900 neg. (863)805-8786
MUSTANG '02- V6, auto, PW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover
PONTIAC FIERO, '88, good
tires, 4 cyl., 5spd., good on
gas, $1500. (863)467-0030


SATURN 1991- Stick shift
$1200 (863)675-2388
around 6 p.m.


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FORD EXPLORER '93- V6, AT
limited edition w/leather. all
power, good paint, 104K,
$2500 neg (561)248-8100


GOLF CART- 94 Easy Go, top
2 seals, elec, no charger,
$950 neg (863)675-1472


DRAW TITE HITCH w/Receiver
& 2" ball. Fits '91-'94 Ford
Explorers. Pd. $150, Now
$75. (863)517-1708
POS TRAC UNIT- 8.5 w/gears,
342 & 373, $250 or best of-
fer (863)467-8856
TRANSMISSION- 4L60E,
$300 or best offer
(863)467-8856


CHEVY SlO 86 -ext. cab, runs
but needs a motor $300
(863)634-7394
CHEVY SILVERADO 1986, V8
Diesel no ac, $1300
(863)357-7214 after 5pm
FORD F250 '00- Club cab,
$14,000 (863)763-8415
LEER TOPPER- For 8' Chevy
bed. Like new. $875.
(239)872-7793
NERF BARS- Black, Excellent
condition. $200. Call
(850)251-8817
TOYOTA PU '87- must see,
very low miles,
(863)763-6097
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, sliding win-
dows all around, $300
(772)201-8932 leave mes-
sage


AXLES- (2) #5200 Torsion,
off 102" trlr w/4 wh/tires, 6
lug w/brakes, very good
cond. $500 (561)676-7846
CAR DOLLY, excel cond. $950
863)946-2313 or
218) 340-5296 Moore
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TREE RACK- 8'- for flat bed
trailer $150 (863)697-2724
UTILITY TRAILER, 19', HD,
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Bibiana & Salva Gonzalez
212 S. Lopez Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S & E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 Block of
East Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on
February 25, 2006. At the hour of
10:OOAM to satisfy rental in the
amount of $668.75
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
114504 CGS 2/16,23/06
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors will meet at 10:00 am
on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the
office of the District, 3293 Dellwood
Terrace, PortLaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
routine business which may require
Board action.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
1135180CB/CGS 2/16/2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JAC-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JACQUELINE CRUZ; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID OEFENDANT(S),IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Ronda, I will sell the property
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD
OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2799,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
To include a:
1998 MERI HS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742A;
TITLE #74071354
1998 MERI HS;
VIN# FLHMLCB118517742B;
TITLE #74071355
A/K/A
625 NORTH JINETE STREET -
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second floor
hallway of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935, on
March 8,2006.
DATED THIS 10th DAY OF Feb.., 2006.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: R. DeLa Cruz
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired, please
call (800)9559771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
115129 CGS 2/16,23/06
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water control Dis-
trict will be held on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 22, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Montura
Clubhouse, Montura Ranch Estates,
State Road 833, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
114864 CGS 2/16/06
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Maria Llorea
215Avonida Del Centro
Clewiston, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored byyou with S & E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 Block of
East'Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on
February 25, 2006. At the hour of
10:OOAM to satisfy rental in the
amount of $428.00
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
114498 CGS 2/16,23/06
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday February 16 2006 at 5U00
PM. at The Greentree South Comma-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
115080 CB/CGS 2/16/06
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY 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

natural persons, if living, or if dead,
their unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees ansd creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or under
these unknown natural persons, and
all parties having or claiming to have,
any right, te or interest in and to the
real property herein sought to have title
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
claiming by, through, under r against
her and all unknown natural persons, if
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
.'Mi, r-,, ,...1 i. ;ll ALL
"T f 'v ,ir l)i Tr I .,'ii rii' i.lhli
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 cf 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,
Son or before March 6, 2006, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a Default will be entered against
you'for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated on this the 30th day of January,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
IS/S. Hammond
112455 CGS 2/2,9,16,23/06 Clerk
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority Fi-,
nancial Committee will conduct their
monthly business mr;tirrn n Thurs-
day,. February 23, .,.,i iil :) a.m.
in the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center, 524 West
Sagamore Avenue.
114799 CGS 2/16/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice it h,---h;. ,a,i-n th-,t ,rgi.i
son Towing -1ii 1 i |'.', i. h i..
free from all prior liens, the following
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2006fat 9:00 A.M.
1998 4-door (WHI) Chevrolet
Vin# 1G1JF52T7W7110298
114729 CGS 2/16/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade an-
nounce that their regular monthly

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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 DControl 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 furnishing 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 tiff pumps capable of pumping 25,000 gpm each as specified in the de-
tailed drawings and specifications prepared by Rock Aboujaoude, PE. A pro-bid
meeting shall be hed on February 9,2006 at the Clubhouse at 10:00 am. Con-
struction drawings and specifications may be obtained from Rock Abouganude,
RE. (contact person) at 180 N. Budge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 or from CCWCD
office at 475S. Cabbage Palm Street. Rock's telephone is (863) 612-0011.
CCWCD phone no. is (863) 983-5795. '
Each id mst be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an
amount not less 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, Clewistaon, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder willtbe 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 bat 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. In 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 t perform the size and type of work
pecified under this Contract. Upon request, the bidder shall submit such informa-
tion as deemed necessary by the Districtto evaluate the bidder's qualificafios.
1he District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(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 GS 2/2,9,16/06


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 06-03 CP
IN RE: The Estate of;
ROBERT B. TILLITT, Deceased.
NOTICE TO 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. Tillit, deceased, File Number 06-03 CP by the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is RO.
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975; that the decedents 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 Darington Ct, Gumming, GA 30040
Donna Marie Smith 3494 Navigator Point, Knoxville, TN 37922
Albert Hill Smith 3494 Navigator Point, Knoxville, TN 37922
Robert Bruce Tillitt 1470 Goshawk Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Patricia T Wright 18 Wright Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Scott W. Tillitt 725 CharftiersStreet, Bridgeville, PA 15017
Jean T Rosile 10095 Hounsdale Drive, Pickerington, OH 43147
Gretchen M. Tilltt 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
TWOR 2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS

The date of first publication of this Notice Is February 9, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Barbara T Phillips
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Allson C. HTussey
FloridaBar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
PO. Drawer2280
461 South Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800
Fax: (863) 675-4998
113529 CGS 2/9,16/06
I
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Southwest Florida Resource Conservation and Development Council, a not for
profit agency, will be holding a public meeting on March 15th to discuss the Gull
Citrus Best Management Practices (BMP) cost-share program. Th e meeting will
be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center located at 1085
Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.
The Gulf Citrus BMP cost-share program has been established to promote agricultu-
ral best management practices in order to achieve water quality and quantity
benefits in the aulf Citrus Production Area of Southwest Florida. Through the pro-
gram, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will
provide reimbursement for selected agricultural practices that have potential water
conservation, sediment control and water quality benefits.
Applications for the Gulf Citrus BMP cost-share program can be obtained by calling
the Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District at (863) 674-4161. Applications
will be accepted through March 1,2006. -
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. PSD-FL-333B
Project No. 0510003-030-AC
U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is the U.S. Sugar Corporation. The appli-
cants authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. William A Raiola,
Vice President of Sugar Processing Operations; U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewis-
ton Sugar Mill and Refinery; 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue; Clewiston, Florida
33440.
Facility Location: U.S. Sugar Corporation operates an existing sugar mill and refin-
ery, which is located in Hendry County at 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue in Clewis-
ton, Florida.
Project: The applicant proposed the following revisions to Permit No. PSD-FL-333
for newly constructed Boiler No. 8: add the primary requirements of NESHAP
Subpart DDDDD; include the "alternate pH monitoring procedure" (i.e., no pH
monitseng) as authorized by EPA Region 4 in a letter dated September 4, 2005;
revise the original particulate matter BACT standard from 0.026 Ib/MMBtu to
0.025 Ib/MMBtu (final NESHAP standard) as requested by the applicant; replace
the "non-BAUT" CO limit (0.30 IbhMMBtu based on a 12-month rolling average)
with the final NESHAP CO standard (400 ppmd based on a 30-day rolling aver-
age); allow the firing of vwnood chips as a supplemental and alternate fuel; and al-
low the firing of bagasse and wood chips used to remediate spills or leaks of on-
speciticaon used oils in any of the boilers. Details of the project are provided in
the in the application and the Departmenrt's 'Technical Evaluation.and Preliminary
Determinatioan".
Per ini-i, Air.,,,y Applications for air construction permits are subject to review
,, iii.- .. i the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (FS.) and
Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air
permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Bureau of Air Regulation Is
the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this
roject. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia Drive,
uite #4, Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authority's mailing address is:
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Per-
mitting Authority's telephone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the nor-
mal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except le-
gal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The
complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Pre-
liminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the ap-
plicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, FS. Interested
persons may contact the Permiting Authority's project review engineer for addi-
tional information at the address or phone number listed above. .
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: Tihe Permitting Authority gives notice of its in-
tent to issue an air permit to the applicant for the project described above. The ap-
plicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment
will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appro-
priate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 2-212, 62-296, and
62-297, FA.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance
with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing Is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless
public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different deci-
sion or a significant change of terms o0conditlons,.
Comments'. The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the
proposed Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days front the date of publica-
tion of this Public Notice. Written comments must be provided to the Permitting
Authority at the above address. Any written comments filed will be made
available for public inspection. If written comments receivedresult in a significant
change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit
and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permit-
hing decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth
below and must be filed with (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk in the
Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under
Section 120.60(3), ES. must be filed within fourteen (14) days of publication of
this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority
or notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen (14) days of receipt
of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determina-
ton (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be
only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compli-
ance with Rule 28-106.205, FA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action
is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioners substantial rights will be affected by the agency de-
termination; (c) A statement of how and when the petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
rial fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of
the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petiioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification 'of the agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of
the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modifica-
aon of the agency's proposed action; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take
with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the
material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action is based shall state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information
as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, EA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's.final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Is-
sue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the 'Permitting Authority on the application have the right to pei-
tion to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation; Mediatlonis not available forthis proceeding. ,
115207 CGS 2/16/06 ...


I Puli Notic


I Puli Noice


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permift No. PSD-FL-333B
Project No. 0510003-030-AC
U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project Is the U.S. Sugar Corporation. The appli-
cant's authorized representative.and mailing address is: Mr. William A. Raiola,
Vice President of Sugar Processing Operations; U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewis-
ton Sugar Mill and Refinery; 11 Ponce DeLeon Avenue; Clewiston, Florida
,33440.
Facility Location: U.S. Sugar Corporation operates an existing sugar mill and refin-
ery, which is located in Hendry County at 111 Ponce DeLeon venue in Clewis-
ton, Florida.
Project: The applicant proposed the following revisions to Permit No. PSD-FL-333
for newly constructed Boiler No. 8: add the pnmary requirements of NESHAP
Subpart DDDDD; include the "alternate pH monitoring procedure" (i.e., no pH
monitoring as athorized by EPA Region 4 in a letter dated September 4, 2005;
revise the original particulate matter BACT standard from 0.026 Ib/MMBtu to
0.025 Ib/MMBtu (final NESHAP standard) a requested by the applicant replace
the "non-BACT" CO limit (0.38 Ib/MMBtu based on a ,T.,, .,-,, .
with the final NESHAP CO standard '400 ppmvd based ,., ", ,,", .
age); allow the firing of wood chips as a supplemental and alternate fuel; and al-
low the firing of bagasse and wood chips used to remediate spills or leaks of on-
specification used oils in any of the boilers. Details of the project are provided in
the in the application and the Departments Technical Evaluation and Preliminary
Determination".
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (S.) and
Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.AEC.).
The proposed project is not exempt from air permitng requirements and an air
permit is required to perform the proposed work The Bureau of Air Regulation is
the Permitting Authority responsible for inmaking a permit determination for this
project. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia Drive,
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Per-
mitting Authority's telephone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the nor-
mal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except le-
gal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The
complete pro ct file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluatin and Pre-
liminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the ap-
plicant, exclusive of confidenhal records under Section 403.111, FS. Interested
persons may contact the Perming Authority's project review engineer for addi-

Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: Te Perming Authority gives notice of its in-
tent to issue an air permit to the applicant for the project described above. The ap-
plicant has provided.reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment
will not adversely Impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appro-
priate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212,62-296, and
62-27, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance
with the conditions of the proposed raft Permit unless a timely petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, EFS. or unless
public comment received in accordance with this notice results In a different deci-
sion or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: Tihe Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the
proposed Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of publica-
tion of this Public Notice. Written comments must be provided to the Permitting
Authority at the above address. Any written comments filed will be made
available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a significant
change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit
and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
Petitions: A person whose substantial Interests are affected by the proposed permit-
ting decision may petitn for an administrative hearin in accordance with Sec-
fons 120.569 and 120.57, S. The petition must contain the iformaon set forth
below and must be filed with (received by) the Departments Agency Clerk in the
Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Pretecion at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under
Section 120.60(3), ES. must be fi, within fourteen (14) days of publication of
this Public Notice or receipt of a itten notice, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the Permting Authority
for nice of agency action may fie a petition within fourteen (14) days of receipl
of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A pettioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicaIt at the address indicated above, at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to tile a petition within the appropriate fime period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determina-
tion hangn) under Sections 120.560 and 120.57, S., or tao intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will e
only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the tiling of a motion in compli-
ance with Rule 28-106.205, FA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's acon
is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address ol
each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address
and telephone number of the peitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the
address tor service purposes duang the course of the proceeding; and an expln-
nation of how the pettioner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency de-
termination; (c) A statement of how and when the petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
rigI fact If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement 01
the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or medication of the a Aency's proposed action; (f) A statement oi
the specific rules or statutes the peitfionor contends require reversal or modifica-
ion atof the agency's proposed action; ansd, (g) A statement of the relief sought b
the petitoner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to tak
with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the
material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action is based shall state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information
as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-108.301, EA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's final action
may be'different from the position taken by t in this Public Notice of Intent to aIs-
sue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the Permitting Authority oh the application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
115260 COS 2/16/06


Estimate orange




crop unchanged


LAKELAND, Fla. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) released its fourth crop
forecast for the 2005-2006 sea-
son, Feb. 9, which indicates no
change from its Jan. 12 crop
estimate. The USDA expects
the state's orange crop to pro-
duce 158 million boxes during
the 2005-06 season.
Grapefruit estimates remain
unchanged at 16 million boxes.
For specialty fruit, the USDA
predicts 800,000 boxes of Tem-
ples; 1.2 million boxes of tan-
gelos; and 5.2 million boxes of
tangerines, including 2.8 mil-


lion boxes of early varieties and
2.4 million boxes of Honeys.
The yield for frozen concen-
trate orange juice (FCOJ) was
increased from 1.55 to 1.58 gal-
lons per 90-pound box.
The Florida citrus industry
has a $9.1 billion economic
impact to the state, employs
nearly 90,000 people and cov-
ers more than 650,000 acres in
the state. Florida Citrus Mutual,
founded in 1948, is the state's
largest citrus grower's organi-
zation with nearly 11,000 grow-
er members.


Bronson lauds USDA



for cankeer funding


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson last week applauded
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Secretary Mike Johanns and
the Bush Administration's deci-
sion to make an additional
$100 million available to corn
pensate Florida citrus growers
who have lost trees to citrus
canker. 0
The funds come on top of
$200 million that USDA made
available in December to com-
pensate growers for losses
from the bacterial disease that
afflicts citrus.
"I want to express my grati-
tude to Secretary Johanns for
responding to the needs of our
growers who have been hit
hard by this devastating dis-
ease," Mr. Bronson said. "Since
USDA announced in January
that eradication of canker was
no longer possible, Florida cit-
rus growers are understand-
ably anxious to know the pro-
cedures they will 'have to
implement to sustain citrus
production. While I know there
are" more questions than
answers right now, I have given
Secretary Johanns my personal
commitment to make all


"I want to express my
gratitude to Secretary
Johanns for respond-
ing to the needs of our
growers who have
been hit hard by this
devastating disease."
Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner


resources of the Department
available to USDA so that this
information can be provided to
our growers as quickly as pos-
sible. am sure that the Secre-
tary's announcement will pro-
vide many in our citrus
community with some much
needed relief and
reassurance."
Mr. Bronson reiterated his
commitment to homeowners
who have lost citrus trees to
canker, saying he will seek
funding from the Florida Legis-
lature this spring to reimburse
homeowners whose trees have
been destroyed.


Researchers work to manage canker


By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The
fight to eradicate citrus canker
from Florida ended last week
when federal officials
announced they'd stop funding
removal of exposed trees, but
.researchers with the University
of Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences are confi-
dent that in time the disease can
be managed to ensure the future
viability of the $9.1 billion Flori-
da citrus industry.
The. decision was spurred by
scientific projections that the
bacteria responsible for citrus
canker disease had become
much more widespread due to
Hurricane Wilma in October
2005. The news will shift UF's
research priorities, said Jimmy
Cheek, UF senior vice president
for agriculture and natural
resources. .
"Up until now, we've had
canker' research proceeding
along several tracks, one orient-
ed toward eradication, others
focused on detection, preven-
tion and management prac-
tices," Mr. Cheek said. "Since
eradication will no longer be the
strategy, we need to make sure
we're putting our resources
where they'll do the most good."
Some existing UF canker pro-
grams will be enhanced, new
options will be explored and.
time lines will be accelerated, he
said. -
"We are working closely with
growers, as well as state and fed-
eral regulatory officials, to make
sure their needs are addressed
appropriately," Mr. Cheek said.
"Our overall goal is minimizing
the impact canker and other dis-
eases have on Florida's citrus
industry."
UF extension faculty in citrus-
producing counties will play a
key role in the effort by commu-
nicating regularly with growers
to obtain feedback and discuss
new research developments, he
said.
Canker'is spread primarily by
wind and rain, and causes citrus
trees to develop small brown
lesions and produce less fruit,
said Harold Browning, statewide
coordinator for UF citrus pro-
grams in teaching, research and
extension. The current canker
outbreak, discovered in 1995,
was being contained until sever-
al hurricanes in 2004 -and 2005


"We have been collaborating with citrus
researchers in South America for the past 30
years, and we will try some of their canker-sup-
pression strategies. Brazil has a different cli-
mate, but their growers have been somewhat
successful protecting groves with a combination
of windbreaks, copper-based chemical sprays
and decontamination procedures for personnel
and equipment."
Harold Browning,
statewide coordinator for UF citrus
programs in teaching, research and extension


spread the bacteria over a much
larger area.
UF experts are working with
the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
theU.S. Department of Agricul-
ture, representatives of other
agencies and the citrus industry
to develop a statewide canker
management plan and deliver its
elements to the industry, said Mr.
Browning, who also directs UF's
Citrus Research and Education,
Center in Lake Alfred.
The management plan will
emphasize disease prevention,
he said. Top priorities include
protecting healthy trees in nurs-
eries and groves, and ensuring
proper sanitation during harvest
and processing.
"We have been collaborating
with citrus researchers in South
America for the past 30 years,
and we will try some of their
canker-suppression strategies,"
Mr. Browning said. "Brazil has a
different climate, but their grow-
ers have been somewhat suc-
cessful protecting groves with a
combination of windbreaks,
copper-based chemical sprays
and decontamination proce-
dures for personnel and equip-
ment."
Canker's effect on Florida cit-
rus production for the 2005-2006
growing season won't be known
for months, said Tom Spreen,
chairman of UF's food and
resource economics depart-
ment. Researchers are still
assessing how far Hurricane
Wilma spread the disease, and
lawmakers must decide whether
growers will be allowed to har-
vest fruit from exposed trees pre-
viously slated for destruction.
Mr. Spreen and his colleagues
were completing a report on the


future of Florida's citrus industry
when it was announced the
eradication program would end.
A revised report, updated to
address the latest canker devel-
opments, will be issued in early
March.
"We know there are a num-
ber of ways canker could have a
negative economic impact on
the industry," Mr. Spreen said.
"Reduced yield and increased
production costs are possibili-
ties. There could also be implica-
tions for the export market."
Ensuring the quality of Flori-
da's citrus exports will be easier
with the help of genetically mod-
ified canker bacteria that glow
bright green when examined
under special microscopes, said
Jim Graham, a soil microbiolo-
gist at the Lake Alfred center
who has tested a wide range of
canker control strategies since
1999.
Along with post-doctoral
'associate Jaime Cubero, Mr. Gra-
ham led a research team that
modified the bacteria with a
gene derived from a species of
jellyfish. The glowing microbes
are far easier to detect than their
normal counterparts, enabling
faster, more accurate evaluation
of sanitizing procedures.
"To test a sanitizing system,
you can apply the bacteria to a
test batch of citrus and simply
run it through the system," Mr.
Graham said. "The bacteria only
glow if they're alive, so it's easy
to spot survivors and determine
how well the system's working."
The modified bacteria will
also help researchers learn how
long canker bacteria survive out-
side citrus plant tissue, he said.
This information will lead to
more effective quarantine and


grove-care practices to keep
canker bacteria under control.
Citrus trees do not contain
genes that specifically fight
canker, but they have genes pro-
viding broad-spectrum disease
resistance, said Gloria Moore, a
UF professor of horticultural sci-
ences. She is determining how
citrus trees could be coaxed into
expressing those genes more
strongly, giving them a better
chance of resisting canker and
other pathogens.
In another study, Ms. Moore
and Fred Gmitter, a horticultural
sciences professor at the Lake
Alfred center, lead. a research
team that has examined natural
canker resistance in the
kumquat, a fruiting plant closely
related to citrus.
"One of our graduate stui-
dents has isolated some of the
genes that are responsible," said
Ms. Moore, who, has researched
canker genetics for the past five
years. "By transferring those
genes to citrus trees, we may be
able to provide canker resist-
ance."
Rice is another plant with dis-
ease resistance UF researchers
have borrowed for use in citrus,
said Jude Grosser, a horticultural
sciences professor at the Lake
Alfred center. The grain has a
gene that provides protection
from rice bacterial blight, a dis-
ease closely related to citrus
canker.
Doctoral student Ahmad
Omar, working with Mr. Grosser,
Mr. Graham and UF assistant
professor of plant pathology
Wen-Yuan Song, transferred the
resistance gene to Hamlin
orange trees, a project begun in
2000. The first of these trees is
being assayed at a state Division
of Plant Industry quarantine
facility to determine if it can
resist the most common strain of
citrus canker bacteria.
If the test proves successful,
the trees will be field-tested to
evaluate their ability to resist
canker and produce fruit in a
real-world environment, Mr.
Grosser said. Eventually they
could become the first canker-
resistant citrus variety UF makes
available to growers.
"Genetics research has great
potential to help the citrus indus-
try overcome this threat," he
said. "We're confident it will
happen, and we've got a running
start, thanks to all the work that's
been done already."


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