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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: February 23, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928

Volume 81, Number 38 Thursday, February 23,2006


At a Glance

Hendry
County Fair
Welcome! Crafters and
local talents, the Hendry
County Fair, March 20-26 has
exhibit booths on sale now.
To reserve, please contact
Jodi Perryman at (863) 983-
7346 (home) or (561) 261-
3220 (cell).

Hurricane Wilma
relief help
Possible Help is still avail-
able from our local Community
Rebuilding Ecumenical Work-
force (CREW) but you must
register again! Green-shirted
volunteers from the Christian
Reformed World Relief Com-
mittee (CRWRC) will be doing
a door-to-door Hurricane
Wilma damage assessment
around Clewiston, Hendry, and
Glades County. They will be
assisted by yellow-shirted vol-
unteers from Project Hope.
Also, we will have walk in regis-
tration centers open from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. at the Harlem Civic
Center and. Montura Ranch
Clubhouse Saturday, Feb. 25
and at First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston and First
United Methodist Church of
Moore Haven from 9 a.m.-3
p.m., Saturday, March 4. For
questions, call CREW at (863)
983-4216 or e-mait CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com.'

Next meeting
planned
The first of three rounds of
our Vision HendrI County.
2015 meetings are complete.
Attendance for the Clei soonn
'and LaBelle meeting gs \\as
nearly 200 Facilitators from
the Florida Conflict Resolu.
tion, under the Department of
Community Affairs, are ready
to take this project to the next
level. On Thursday, March 9
in the John Boy Auditorium in
Clewiston (6 p.m.), the pub,
lic will meet again to discuss
in more depth the results
from the February meetings.
Remember this is a county
and city project so plan to
attend so your voice will be
heard. The final meeting to
view the results and planning
that went into this project \\%ill
be in LaBelle at the Civic Cen-
ter on Thursday; April 13 at 6
p.m. If you have any ques-
tions regarding this event, call
the Hendr\ County Economic
Development Council office
at 675-6007.

Prescriptions
drug options
A representative from. the
Social Security administration
will be available at the Clewis-
ton Library at I1I a.m. on Mon-
day, Feb. 27 to answer, your
questions about Medicare pre-
scription drug options. This
'session is open to the public.
For more information call 983-
1493.

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Index

Classifieds .. .20-23
Opinion . . . .4
School . . . .9
Sports .. .. .. .13
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Fest to feature top music


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Sugar
Festival Committee, known for
attracting stellar entertainment
guests such as Charlie Daniels
("I guess you didn't know it, but
I'm a fiddle player too..."), has
done it again. The committee
has announced confirmation
that top country music artists
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lam-
bert will be featured at this year's
20th Annual Sugar Festival on
Apr. 22.
In addition to the country


music stars, The Shirelles have
been scheduled to perform a
treat for fans of 60's era pop.
Lovely, young and talented,
Miranda Lambert has performed
and traveled with country super-
stars such as Keith Urban and
George Strait the latter of
which Ms. Lambert is currently
on tour with.
The Texan has proven to be a
very talented young singer and
songwriter, having composed a
strong collection of original
country music. According to her
biography, many of her most


popular songs were written
when she was between the ages
of 17 and 20, and describes each
song gleefully: "Kerosene" is a
rough, pounding, jangling coun-
try-rocker about being fed up
with romance. "There's a Wall"
is a stunning power ballad of a
crumbling relationship. The
thumping, chiming, rousing
"What About Georgia" points an
accusing finger at a wandering
lad. On the sweet and gentle
I"Love's Looking for You" Lam-
bert is tenderly philosophical.
On the ballad "Love Your Memo-


Relay For Life: Celebrating life and death battles


INIBill Fabian
The city of Clewiston provided a sweet taste of China during the Relay For Life. Katrina
Vann (center) posed with male beauty pageant contestants Les Garret (left) and Daniel
Nesbitt.


Relay For Life a great success
CLEWISTON Last week-
end's Relay For Life helped
raise more than $41,000 for
cancer treatment and research,
as hundreds participated in a
marathon walking ielay that
involved a dozen teams,
The all-night event featured
live band Raw Whiskey; DJ
Armando, a male beauty pag- '
eant, \\onr by Briar Bacallao of A i
Cle%%iston Middle School; two
bounce houses courtesy of
House of Bounce; and a selec- LA
tion of food from around the i Liw
world, as the teams participat- The Survivor Lap was a bittersweet but proud moment as all
ed in the theme "Relay from gathered to honor those who have survived cancer, dressed
Around the X\orld." in purple, as they made a lap around the relay track.




Florida bankers


honor Couse


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Olde Cypress
Community Bank of Clewiston
gave special recognition to First
Bank of Clewiston President and
CEO Miller Couse for his selec-
tion as Banker of the Year, and
presented a certificate of con-
gratulations to the president on
Monday, Feb. 13.
The Florida Bankers Associa-
tion (FBA) chose First Bank Pres-
ident and CEO Miller Couse to be
named Banker of the Year, and
he accepted the Florida banking
industry's highest honor, during
the association's annual conven-
tion last fall.
Olde Cypress President and
CEO Christopher Shupe and
v Board Chairman John Perry gave
congratulations and appreciative
:\\ords for the First Bank presi-
dent, who was chosen by the
FBA for his role in the communi-
ty as well as his efforts as a
banker.
"We just want you to know
how much we appreciate your
efforts in the community, and as


fellow bankers in the area, we
know how much of an honor
this is," said Mr. Shupe, referring
to the award given by the FBA.
Mr. Couse received the award as
a surprise during a convention of
bankers, accompanied by his
wife, Toni.
The awards ceremony began
with a video presentation illus-
trating Mr. Couse's distinguished
banking career. The FBA endeav-
ors to keep the Banker of the
Year a secret until the annual
meeting when a video is intro-
duced. -The association also
included the winner's family
members, close friends and col-
leagues in the production. Once
the video began and Couse saw
his photo on screen, he could
hardly believe he had been cho-
sen.
"I was overwhelmed by the
honor. As the video played, I
couldn't believe how many peo-
ple were involved in this and
kept a very good secret," said
Couse. "Around here word trav-
See Award -Page 12


ry" she's wistful and heartbro-
ken.
Twenty-eight-year old Blake
Shelton has made listeners laugh
and cry alike with country hits
such as "The Baby" and "Some
Beach" which have vaulted him
into becoming a household
name in country and popular
music. A native of Ada, Okla-
homa, Mr. Shelton has released
three albums: A self titled collec-
tion in 2001; 2003's The Dream-
er; and Blake Shelton's Barn and
Grill, released in 2004.
Among other popular titles by


Mr. Shelton are the heartwarm-
ing "Austin" and reflective
"Nobody But Me." He is current-
ly on tour with Rascal Flatts, and
will appear at Clewiston's Sugar
Festival for the first time.
Finally, the springtime festival
will feature influential "American
girl group" The Shirelles, who
are well known for their hits
including "Will You Love Me
Tomorrow", "Baby It's You",
"Soldier Boy", "Dedicated to the
One I Love", and "Mama Said".
They have performed -since the
1960's.


I Water impact



fees to go up


Area still lower
than other counties

By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Clewiston
City Commissioners voted
unanimously on Monday to
raise water development fees,
more commonly known as
water impact fees, for potential
builders of new structures in
the community. .
The escalated price of build-
ing a water plant has height-
ened the city's need to increase
revenues in order to fund the
project. Clewiston residents
hav& already faced an increase
in water utility rates since the


hike was approved by the city
commission on Nov. 24.
Now, builders will feel the
effects of environmental
impact fees and rising con-
struction costs after the Clewis-
ton City Commission's go-
ahead to raise water impact
fees.
"It has to be done some--
how, whether you raise impact
fees, utility rates, or both," said
Utilities Director Kevin
McCarthy to the city commis-
sion. "You have to build this
water plant, and you also have
to address future costs such as
the sewer plant, so you have to
do something to allow you to
,See Fees -Page 12


Checkups and



advice at fair


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Hundreds
of community residents were
given the opportunity to receive
free medical exams and advan-
tageous educational materials
at the Hendry/Glades Commu-
nity Health Fair on Feb. 19.
The Hendry/Glades Com-
munity Health Fair was held at
the Clewiston Middle School
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The main tent housed sta-
tions set up by dozens of com-
munity health organizations


and sponsors such as the
Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments, Florida
Community Health Centers,
Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter, Nova Southeastern Universi-
ty, Okeechobee Rural Health
Network, and Everglades AHEC,
and Dr. John Geake, as well as
many other physicians and
health care professionals who
volunteered to help provide
free-of-charge health screenings.
and promote healthy lifestyles
See Health- Page 12


INI/Bill Fabian
Olde Cypress President and CEO Christopher Shupe (left) and Board Chairman John Perry
(right) gave congratulations and appreciative words for First Bank President and CEO Miller
Couse (center), who was chosen by the FBA as Banker of the Year.


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Obituaries


John Carlton Dorman
John Carlton Dorman, age 86,
of Lake Placid died Saturday, Feb
18, 2006 at his residence. He was
born in Homeland, FL moving to
Lake Placid in 1967 from Glades
County. He was a graduate of Lake-
land High School, Class of 1939,
veteran of WWII serving in the
Army Air Corps, 396th fighter
squadron, stationed in England
and Germany. He received his air-
craft maintenance training at
Embry Riddle School of Aviation
and Hendricks Field and attained
the rank of Master Sergeant. John
had great knowledge in farming,
mechanical expertise, in heavy
equipment and was a licensed
electrician and plumber in High-
lands County.
In his early days he enjoyed
singing bass with the original
"Rebels Quartet" and enjoyed serv-
ing as a church music director and
Sunday school teacher. He was a
member of Crewsville Baptist
Church. He was preceded in death
by his parents John Henry and Sally
Estelle (Curiton) Dorman of Medul-
la, FL; sisters Meda Stephens, Lois
Stidham, Eunice Jackson, Verna
Rentz, Edith and Dorthy Therrien;
brother James Dorman, numerous
nieces, nephews and friends. He is
survived by his loving family, which


include his children, Dr. John C.
Dorman and wife Barbara of
Gainesville, FL, Charles Dorman,
Ida Jackson and husband Andrew
all of Sebring, Evelyn Sapp and hus-
band Gator, of Palmdale, FL, Sherry
McCollum and husband Pat Mur-
phy of NC; sister-in-law Lilly
Dossey, of Mulberry, FL; grandchil-
dren Lisa Lucas, Ginger Whitehurst
and husband Trey, Alison Hatch
and husband Joey, Alan Strickland,
Crystal Jackson, Amber Jackson,
Michael Dorman, Christa Dorman
and Breannen Dorman; great
grandchildren Devon Strickland ,
Jordan Hatch, Miles Hatch, and
Hadley Kate Whitehurst. The fami-
ly received friends on Tuesday, Feb.
21, 2006 at Morris Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Tom Heath officiating.
Burial followed at Oak Hill Ceme-
tery in Lake Placid with Military
honors by VFW Post #4300 honor
guard. Memorials are requested to
Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church,
8251 Crewsville.Road, Zolfo Spring,
FL33890.
Lucille M. Langdale
Lucille M. Langdale, 92, passed
away Feb. 13, 2006 in Pahokee. She
was born Dec. 17, 1913 in Winder,
GA. The family moved to Moore
Haven in the early 1920's.
Survivors included her son and
daughter-in-law Edward and Mary


Submitted to INI
Pet of the Week
Termite Johnston will turn 12 years old this July and as
July baby, I can't help feeling a little biased in choosing a
fellow July child as this week's Pet of the Week winner.
But it was easy choice with an expression like this one, as
Termite was on a ride with his beloved mother, Bev John-
ston, who says Termite, "is the love of my life." She also
said Termite always wanted to be a star, so Termite will get
the full star treatment at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital in
Belle Glade. As the Pet of the Week winner, Termite will be
treated to a day of pampering and grooming, compli-
ments of Doc Savvy, who can be reached at (561) 996,
5500. If you have any interesting photos of your pet, pass
them along to me at myoung@newszap.com for a chance
to win your pet a day of pampering.


Langdale of Belle Glade; one sister,
Gaynell Strickland of Moore Haven;
two grandchildren, Susan Forrester
(James, Jr.) of Okeechobee and
Michael Langdale (Mercy) of Loxa-
hatchee; two great-grandchildren,
Patricia Hendrick of Okeechobee
and James Forrester III (Julie) of
Jupiter; three great-great grandchil-
dren, Bailey and Hannah Hedrick
of Okeechobee and Katelyn For-
rester of Jupiter.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Oscar Langdale; par-
ents Joe and Leavy Morris; and a
sister Eunice Simmons and brother
Ronnie Morris.
Graveside funeral services were
held Feb. 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. at
Ortona Cemetery with Chaplin Bob
Moore officiating. All arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.
Gwen Vera
Chandler Collins
Gwen Vera Collins, age 57, of
Casselberry, formerly of Basinger,
died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at Sun
Belt Health Care Facility in Orlando.
Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 7, 1948
in Sebring to Henry Otis and Nancy
Chandler. She was a mortgage bro-
ker in the real estate industry. Mrs.
Collins was a member of the Bren-
thren Church in Basinger. She was
well loved and respected by the
class of 1966.
Mrs. Collins was preceded in
death by her father, Otis Chandler.
She is survived by her husband of
29 years, Brain J. Collins of Cassel-
berry; children Ryan (Karon)
Etherton of Okeechobee and Bran-


di Collins of Orlando; mother
Nancy Raulerson Chandler of
Okeechobee; brother, Monrad
(Gwen) Chandler of Okeechobee;
sister, Henrietta Chandler of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Alyssa
Shortt of Casselberry, Logan and
Tyler Etherton; and Erica and Kayla
Cherry of Okeechobee; and several
loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Sunday Feb.
19, 2006 at First Baptist Church,
funeral services followed. Burial
was at Basinger Cemetery with
Pastor Noah Taylor officiating.
All arrangements were entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Jimmy Ray Jones
Jimmy Ray Jones, 51, of Belle
Glade died Wednesday, Feb. 15,
2006 in Belle Glade. Mr. Jones was
born in Pahokee and had been a
lifetime resident of the Glades area.
He worked in the construction
business operating heavy equip-
ment his hobbies were ATV'S,
mudding, and fishing.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Debra Jones, of Belle Glade;
sons Michael Jones, of Belle Glade,
David Jones of West Palm Beach;
daughters, Angela Jones, of West
Palm Beach, Nicole Jones of Belle
Glade and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, Feb. 17, 2006 at Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade with Pastor
Johnny Abercrombie officiating -
interment followed at Port Mayaca
Cemetery. All arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.


Engagement
the engagement of their daugh-
ter Jessica L. Smith to Raymond
S. Burgis of Lakeport.
The prospective groom is the
son of Stafford and Cheryl Burgis
of Lakeport. The wedding is
planned for July 8, 2006 at Maple
*Grove Baptist Church.
The bride-to-be is a 2001
graduate of Moore Haven High
School. She attends Lloyd L. Gre-
gory School of Pharmacy at
Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The groom is a 2001 graduate
of Moore Haven High School. He
is self-employed as a Maser bar-
ber. After the wedding, the cou-
ple will reside in West Palm
Beach.


Submitled to INI/Cheryl Burgis
Jessica and Ray.
Smith Burgis
Richard and Theresa Smith of
Ft. Myers are proud to announce


Meet our featured artist


By Ideybis Gonzalez
MOORE HAVEN Local
artist Debra Conley, a native
Floridian, self-taught artist was
exhibiting her paintings at the
Moore Haven Library on Satur-'
day, Feb. 11.
Born in Key West, Florida,
Deborah Conely's art depicts the
relaxed and carefree spirit of a
true Floridian. Whether it's a
sunset beach an exciting chair
under a palm tree or an old barn,
her paintings will have you step-
ping into the canvas for a "jour-
ney through paradise," said Ms.
Conely.
She has been a resident of
Clewiston for the past 29 years.
She is a teacher at Eastside Ele-
mentary School.
"I dedicate my time painting
when am not teaching", said Ms.
Conley. I am married and have'
three grown children and five.
grandchildren all living in Flori-
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DEAR "LET'S GET REAL": You are obviously a deeply embittered
person with issues all your own. However, your problems and past
experiences should not be the basis for depriving my children of a
Christian Education if I so desire.
The United States of America was founded on Christian principals
and the freedom of choice for many things including how to educate
my kids. I pay taxes (more than you I am sure, if you pay any at all) and
my children attending a Christian School won't have any impact on the
public school at all. I simply choose not to expose my children to the
filthy behavior, filthy language and physically dangerous activity
becoming so predominant in the public school system.
The Hendry County School System is adequate as public schools
go, but above all else I am a devoted Christian and wish to saturate the
minds of my children fully in the word, both at home and in school.
We all know why our public schools are struggling and this is not the
forum to open that trap. Most of the teachers in the public school sys-
tem are terrific, but our government has allowed a minority of corrupt,
immoral, spineless politicians to handicap them for the voting support
of ungrateful special interest groups. Unless there is an enormous
course correction in our thinking we will continue to fail.
The day will come for my children to attend college. Then they will
be prepared for all the moral decay the world can toss their way. But,
as young children, their impressionable minds are best molded in the
hands of caring Christian men and women. More than a few of the
public school teachers right here in Hendry County are openly anti
Christian. Take the time to talk to your kids and find out just what sort
of discussions are going on between students and teachers in middle
school and high school.
I say thank you to U.S. Sugar and anyone else who will stand up for
my rights and the chance to see my children excel. So I close my note
to "Let's get real" by saying, "you tend to your children and I'll tend to
mine."


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Letter to the Editor


Still no justice
from DCF
Dear editor:
This is about Children's Net-
work/Family Preservation Ser-
vices of Florida. Since I have put
the two other letters in the
paper. DCF has had a meeting
with my husband and told him
they would check into things
and would call him in one week
--- well it has been four weeks-
and have not heard anything. He
'has called them but they have
not returned his calls. We did
find out that the lady that was
supposed to check into things
went on vacation. What the
(heck) are they thinking that is
something real. They did change
caseworkers and she went to the
mother to talk to her, but not the
child. Why will not anyone talk
to the child? He is 10 years old,
he says he wants to talk to them,
but they will not do it.. What
Nobody is thinking is this child
will remember this.
Why will not the DCF or the
judge of Glades County talk to
the child? Are they worried that
the child will tell the truth?
These are questions we are ask-
ing DCF that are in the case plan.
Drug test within eight hours
of request.
Stable living she has
lived in four places: Ft. Myers,
motel, mom and apartment.
All parties will be able to
share information for the good
of the child.
e DCF shall maintain contact


with the biological parents.
e There will be proof in the
file that all reports were provid-
ed to the biological parents with-
in 72 hours.
The child will have their
physical and emotional needs
met.
The child's report card
should be attached. If they are
not, please explain where they
are and. what efforts., are being
made to obtain them (note) you.
may not goj longer than one
review cycle withoUti obtaining
the report card not accept-
able.
Moved back to take care of
the mother because she is too
sick to take care of herself. She's
not to sick to work a full time job
and watch the child.
Buy school supplies for the
child and gave to mom when liv-
ing with us.
This is not fair or right what
DCF is doing to the father. The
father can have his son, but he
can leave with his mother who
was in jail for drugs and her
boyfriend was in jail for seven
years. I have never been in trou-
ble and my husband has never
served time in jail, and DCF and
the judge did not want to check
in and see why he was in jail for
seven years. I wonder if I did
drugs and was in jail if the state
would kiss my (butt). We have
not even met the new casework-
er, is about time they did their
job right.
Thankyou,
Deborah Reese


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Looking for the opening to Christ


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
U.S. Snowboarding's Seth
Wescott made Olympic history last
week by winning the first ever
Olympic Snowboard Cross gold
medal, as the event debuted in Bar-
donecchia. Wescott was followed
by silver medal winner Radoslav
Zidek of Slovakia, and Paul-Henri
Delerue of France, who took
bronze.
In the final run, Zidek jumped
out to a quick lead and held it
through most of the race. Wescott
said he stayed alert and watched
until an opening occurred, and
then made an amazing heel side
pass in a tight right-hand corner to
take the lead. He held the lead all
the way to the finish line by speed
blocking his opponent and won by
about a half a board length. Like all
good snowboarders, Seth knew
what he to do to get ahead: Spot an
opening and go through it as fast as


he could!
Mark 2:2-4 tells of four men with
a friend who needed to get to
Jesus. They did something similar
to what Seth
did. They
looked for an
opening and
went for it.
Here's what
happened. "So
many gathered
(to hear Jesus)
that there was
no room left, John
not even out- Hicks
side the door.
Four men came bringing to Jesus a
paralytic. Since they could not get
the man to Jesus because of the
crowd, they made an opening in
the roof above Jesus and, after dig-
ging through it, lowered the para-
lyzed man on the mat he was lying
on."
When Jesus saw their faith,
Jesus healed the man and gave him


the power to walk. These four "find
an opening" men scored the gold
medal: They got their friend to
Jesus.
In our lives, there is probably
someone we know whom we
would like to get to Jesus. We prob-
ably all know someone who needs
what only Christ can do for them.
The stakes are a lot higher than any
snowboard competition they
are eternal. They are life and death.
But like a snowboarder trying to get
to the front, we have to be deter-
mined to find an opening. We need
to watch for some natural opportu-
nity to bring up Jesus. Most of us
miss these openings because we're
not consciously looking for them
and hoping for them and praying
for them.
In life, we need to look to find
openings to share with our friends
about Jesus. We need to be ready
to share the difference Jesus makes
in our life. We need to share the dif-
ference having a Savior makes for


us in our lonely times, our depress-
ing times, and in times of being a
parent or a husband or a wife.
We need to share what it means
to hold onto faith when there's not
enough money and when there's
too much tragedy and pain. We
need to share how Jesus has made
a difference in our lives about
His promise of presence with us in
good times and in bad, about His
promise of peace and wholeness in
our everyday life, and about His
promise of life to come after this
one is over.
If you have someone you want
to take to heaven with you, pray for
an opening to bring up Jesus. Look
for an opening or like the deter-
mined friends tearing up the roof
- make an opening! Then, follow-
ing the speed blocking of the Holy
Spirit, go for the gold. Go.through
that opening with the life-saving
news of a relationship with the Son
of God.


Desperate problems need desperate answers


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Over the years, I've encoun-
tered a number of people who
have done self-destructive things.
Their acts ""
come out of '"
desperation.
I've hearing : w
about a man
who fled to
England
accused of
killing his wife
and child and
the supposed Samuel S.
reason given Thomas
was due to
business failure. I've known peo-
ple who have told me that they've
gotten out of bad relationships
only to enter into a new one and
discovered they've committed to
the same problems with another
face and this time the frustration is
worse.
A Spanish philosopher once
said that, "those who don't learn
the lessons of history are doomed
to repeat them," and it applies to
individuals as well as nations. Des-
perate people do desperate things
if nothing is changed or learned.
Many sick people are among
those who suffer day by day and
have to go on with life even if it is a
thousand times harderthan before
an accident or illness. 'We Jhear
daily about those who commit
crimes to support addictions and
live in fear that perhaps we \\%ill be
victims of desperate people doing
desperate things to support a habit
they hate.
As I was reading about the par-
alytic who was supported by his
friends, the desperation of illness
and frustration jumped out at me.
The biblical account (Mark 2:1-12)
is about a man who is paralyzed
and carried about by four of his
friends. They seek to find Jesus but
the crowds at his door are too
great for them to get near. Instead,
they climb up on the roof of his


house, dig through it and let the
paralyzed man down on the mat,
which was holding him. That's
desperation! Anyone who wants
to see someone so badly that he
will chop a hole in his roof to get in
certainly has a serious concern. I
imagine that most of us would
react very differently if it happened
to us with a response like, "tell
him to give me a call" or we'd call
the police, or we'd be shocked and
say something like, "You want a
favor from me and you've gone
around tearing up my roof?"
In fact, desperate people do
break into houses or lie or steal or
kill because their priorities are so
great that they see .no way out of
their failure or sickness or addic-
tion.
The biblical account tells us
that the Lord sees their desperate
act as a sign of faith. Accordingly,
he provides the means for a cure
- in this case, forgiveness of sins. I
have seldom met someone who
has done something desperate
who has explored all of the choic-
es available to him or her and I
believe that a lot of tragedy could
be prevented if those who think
they are at their wits end would
ask, "What else is open to me?"
Some of the great victories that
have been accomplished have
come through "reframing" a prob-
lem or difficulty that seemed insur-
mountable into a more manage-
ablew ay.; : ."'1 .. .
. I[remember talking-to a person
about the pains he suffered and
asking him if he could imagine.
them being 10-percent Worse.
"Why would I want to do that?" he
said. I said that I didn't want things
to be 10-percent worse, only if he
could imagine them. He said,
"Yes" and then I asked if he imag-
ined them getting 10-percent bet-
ter.
He answered that question in
the affirmative and I suggested that
he might have had more control
over his situation that he thought
before. We were off and running
to coping with a desperate situa-


Harlem Highlights


By Emma Dixon
Library presents
Black History Program
On Saturday, Feb. 18, a large
group of parents and children
gathered at the public library for
the program, from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. The director of the library,
Mrs. Florida B. Thomas, intro-
duced the staff and volunteers
and the special guest for the day,
Mrs. Barbara Oeffner, head of the
Clewiston Public Library. Draw-
ings for door prizes were done for
all the pre-registered before the
program started. Appearing on
the program were: Ayimde Akke-
bala, Sierra Aleen, Vontavious
Allen, Shemeka Canty and a skit
by Herbert Pugh. After the draw-
ing for the door prizes, all present
enjoyed hot dogs, chips and
drinks.

Glades Choir Union
The choir union will be held in
Moore Haven on the fourth Sun-
day in March at First Baptist. Rev.
James Davidson, host pastor. The
public is welcome.


Pastor anniversary
The Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church family and friends
invite each of you to attend servic-
es celebrating their pastor's 13
years of dedicated service to the
church and community at 11 a.m.
Dinner will be served after service.

Happy
Birthday greetings
Birthday greetings go out to:
Jaivus Chaves, Jermaine Hart,
Vinton Boyd, Morris Gibbson,
Luis Dieguez, Delores Brown,
Phillip Summers, Christine
Gaines, Quenetta Dixon, Mildred
Dixon, Lenorris Gaines, Cynthia
"Annette" Summers, and all born
this week of Feb. 20. God bless
each of you with many more.
Couples celebrate
anniversary
Congratulations to: Frank and
Helen Bailey (47 years); Congyers
and Louise Guider (19 years) and
Otis and LaShay Wright (16
years). God continue to bless
these couples with many more
years of happiness.


Community Briefs


County Fair
The Hendry County Fair and
Livestock Parade will be held Satur-
day, March 18, at 11 a.m. Applica-
tions for the parade entries can be
obtained by calling Sara White-
head at (863) 983-6425 or Tammy
Hansen at (863) 228-3216. Dead-
line for parade entries will be partic-
ipating in the parade please call for
an entry form.
Miss Sugar 2006
The Miss Sugar 2006 Pageant
will be held April 8. Applications for


this pageant may be obtained from
the Clewiston Public Library,
Clewiston High School, Youth Cen-
ter or the Clewiston Camber of
Commerce. Deadline for entry is
Feb. 16. On that date there will be a
mandatory meting with the con-
testants and their parents or
guardian at the Clewiston Inn,
upper porch at 7 p.m. There must
be a parent or guardian at this
meeting it is mandatory. If you
have any questions please call Pam
Kelly at (863) 228-3041 or (863)
983-9512.


tion that wasn't totally eliminated,
but that might be brought under
control. Then a healing could take
place that's what I read in Mark.
When the paralytic in Mark arrived
at the place where he and his
friends would try anything, an


answer came when someone saw
their great faith. Often it takes
someone outside of a problem to
see the way out, but the Lord can
provide them if we will let Him.
"Seek and ye shall find; knock and
it shall be opened unto you."


Pet Corner


Doc Savvy
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have been
noticing that my dog's eyes are
getting a bit cloudy in the center.
She is only seven years old. Is this
a sign of cataracts? Thanks, Jessie
in South Bay.
A: Hello Jessie! Yes, the cloudi-
ness you are noticing may be a
sign of cataracts. Also, it may be a
sign of something else. The best
thing to do is to consult with your
veterinarian and see if they want
to recommend sending you to a
veterinary eye specialist to diag-
nose the condition. If it is
cataracts, then there could be a
possibility that your dog may be a
candidate for surgical correction.
Good luck, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I've noticed
that my old cat Jay gets a little
constipated every once in awhile.
We feed him mostly dry food, and
some can. He is 12 years old now,
and other than a few bathroom
issues, he's doing just fine! Is
there something I can do to help
him stay more regular? George in
Clewiston.


A: Well hey there' George,
there just may be something you
can do. As long as Jay is healthy,
eating well, and at least trying to
be regular, then you can try a few
things. Laxatone is a very com-
mon oral laxative hairball remedy
for cats. You can pick it up at your
vet's office. It is a palatable petro-
leum product that is given orally.
It helps to pass hard stools along
the way as well as minimize prob-
lems with hairballs. Another sug-
gestion. is giving your pet a few
drops of mineral oil in their food
daily for about three days. Careful,
too much may cause diarrhea. In
either case, make sure you check
with your vet if this is going on
more than a few days. It may be
something more serious, or there
may be a better and easier solu-
tion to the problem.
Hope that helps. Take care,
Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
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Arrest Reports


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report is not a determination of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper upon the final dis-
position of their case, may do so
for publication.
Hendry County
Sheriff Department

Arrest made in child
sex offense case
PORT LABELLE Hendry
County Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports
the arrest of Mitzi Ann Holland, age
22, of 4016 North Edgewater in Port'
LaBelle. Acting on a complaint
from the mother of a minor,
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigators determined


that Holland had sex with a 14-year
old on three different occasions at
his home. Holland was charged
with Lewd and Lascivious Battery
and booked into the Hendry Coun-
ty Jail with a $25,000 bond.
Traffic stop nets
drugs and weapon
CLEWISTON A traffic stop
for speeding on Lewis Boulevard at
approximately 8:54 p.m. on Feb. 13
resulted in the arrest of 26-year-old
Laart Ronjik Gary of 929 Arkansas
Avenue, Clewiston. According to
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, when Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol
Deputies stopped Gary for exces-
sive speed and asked him to step
out of his brown in color Oldsmo-
bile they noticed a bulging object
under his sweatshirt.


When asked if he had any This is a regu
weapons on him he replied yes, at daily patrollin
which time he was placed in hand- The publ
cuffs and a silver .380-caliber pistol know the pc
was removed from his person. An there to serve
inventory was made on Gary's For further
vehicle resulting in the discovery of either Albert
approximately 26 grams of police, or Ke
cocaine. Gary was charged with safety director
Possession of Cocaine with intent
to sell and carrying a Concealed Robbery
Firearm and booked into the
Hendry County Jail with a bond set arrested


at $18,500.
Belle Glade police
Department

Old school policing
The Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment annouriced the initiation of its
"positive old school policing proj-
ect". This program started on
Thursday, Feb. 16, and requires
trained police officers to STOP,
WALK, and TALK. This effort is a
community policing strategy
designed to improve relations with
the public, thus breaking down
many of the barriers that hinder
effective communications between
police and the public, especially
when communicating across cul-.
tural barriers.
The effort will start with the
downtown Belle Glade area and
will eventually progress into each
of the Belle Glade communities.


ular routine of officers
rg.
ic is urged to get to
)lice officers that are
e and protect.
r information, contact
Dowdell III, chief of
nneth Holley, public
r, at (561) 996-7270.
suspect


The Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment has filed probable cause affi-
davits with the State Attorney's
Office for the arrest of David Walk-
er for three of the robberies that
were committed in the city the
weekend of Feb 10, 2006. Investi-
gators have indicated that two
additional charges will be filed
when statements and identifica-
tions are completed.
Walker was wounded during the
commission of one the crimes and
officers immediately notified sur-
rounding medical facilities of the
possibility of the suspect seeking
medical treatment. Walker was
arrested in Hendry County on other
charges, but was subsequently
identified as the culprit in the string
of crimes committed in Belle Glade.
Walker was recently released
from the Department of Correc-
tions and is currently being held in
the Palm Beach County Jail with no
bond.


Crime Stoppers


INI Florida/Katrina Elsken
'It has a blue tongue!'
Deandre Johnson, 3, was fascinated by a a blue tongued
skink at the wildlife exhibit at Brighton Seminole Reserva-
tio- in Glades County on Friday. Deandre was one of the
children who attended the festival as a school field trip.


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the
community to help locate a want-
ed fugitive as of Feb. 17, 2006.
His name is Lincoln Wallace.
He is described as a black male,
D.O.B: March 16, 1968. He is 5
feet and 6 inches tall and weighs
145 pounds he has black hair
and brown eyes. He last known
address is Runnyon Village, Belle
Glade his last known occupa-
tion is laborer.
He is wanted for Felony failure
to appear: Battery on a police offi-
cer, violation of probation: Pos-


session of mar-
ijuana, viola-
tion of proba- -.
tion: Petit theft.
If you
any informa-
tion or know
the where-
abouts of Lin-
coln Wallace, Lincoln
please call Wallace
Crime Stop-
pers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477). You
may remain anonymous and
could be eligible for cash reward.


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CLEWISTON Nineteen
young ladies of Latin heritage will
be competing for the title of Miss &
Miss Teen Latina of the Glades 2006
on March 25 during' Latin Party
Night at the Hendry County Fair.
Part of the Organization Miss
America Latin Pageant S5 stem, the
winners in both the Miss (ages 18
to 27) and Teen (ages 14 to 17) Lati-
na of Glades Pageant automatically
advance to the state of Florida finals
for Miss Florida Latina 2006. The
Miss Florida Latina winner
advances to represent the state in
the Miss Latina U.S. Pageant this fall
and the Miss Teen Latina U.S.
Pageant this summer. 'The Miss
Latina U.S. winner advances, repre-
senting the United States, to the
worldwide Miss America Latina
Pageant in June of 2007. .
The Miss and Teen Latina of the
Glades Pageant are supported by
local merchants. The winners
receive a scholarship and also go
on to represent the area at the state
competition. Milagros Navarro, in
her fourth year as pageant director
said, "The pageant helps keep the
Latin culture alive in our communi-
ty. The girls learn from each other. It
gives them an opportunity to show
that 'Latin women are not only
beautiful, but also smart individuals
wanting to succeed in today's
world. The opportunity to show-
case who they are and where they
come from, helps them to grow as
an individual, teaching sell respect
for themselves and others."
I The Glades area and Clewiston,
known as "America's Sweetest
Town" has a long history of pro-
ducing Latin Pageant winners. In
2004, Lissette Martinez was named
Miss Teen Florida Latina and repre-
sented the state at the Miss Teen


Latina U.S. Pageant in the Domini-
can Republic.
Last year, 21-year-old Monica
Herrera and 18-year-old Alexis
Rodriguez were named Miss Flori-
da Latina and Miss Teen Florida
Latina respectively. They represent-
ed the state of Florida at the Miss
Latina U.S.-Pageant held in Caneun
Mexico last September.
Navarro said she was extremely
pleased to be holding her 2006
Pageant as part of the Hendry
County Fair. "This is one of the
largest public events in our area
and to be a part of it will greatly
help our exposure and recognition
of the Hispanic community, which


is over 40 percent of the Hendry
County population." She operates
her pageant as a non-profit.
The opportunity to hold her
pageant as part of the Hendry
County Fair has allowed Navarro to
plan the production type show she
has always dreamed of. Inaddition-
al, to featuring-competition in
evening gown and swimsuit, ,the
candidates will undergo several
interviews with the judges. Fea-
tured entertainment that will be
incorporated into the 7:30 p.m.
production on March 25 will
include performances by the Inter-
national Latin Singer, Jen Carlos
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to know that we will not be returning to the 626
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announce in your paper when we have done so.

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Father Beerhalter also important


By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, President of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
The following story comes
from an article she wrote about
Father Michael Beerhalter.
Michael Beerhalter, a young
German priest, arrived in Ft.
Pierce in 1927; within weeks, he
was making regular trips to
Okeechobee. In those days, his
"parish" covered not only Saint
Anastasia's in Ft. pierce, but
Vero Beach, Cocoa, Rockledge,
Palm Bay, Fellsmere, and
Titusville as well as Okee-
chobee, Moore Haven and Canal
Point. He covered nearly 400
miles each week. Once a month
he came to Okeechobee to min-
ister to the Catholic congrega-
tion there once a month. He also
collected a treasure trove of
tales:
"I liked to drive to Okee-
chobee, especially early in the
morning. When I was going to
say Mass, you would see all
kinds of snakes on the road.
Once, here came a bunch of
skunks! It looked like a litter of
about 10 or 12, you see. They
took their time going across the
road top and wait for them to get
across."
On one of his first trips to
Okeechobee in 1927, he


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recalled:
"The first time I stayed over,
there were a bunch of cows
around there. The church was
right on the edge of the prairie."
(The first Catholic Church in
Okeechobee was constructed
on "I had opened the window to
get some air. The next morning I
woke up to the head of one of
those cows sticking its head
right into mine right through the
window!"
"Oh, such a noise!" he
laughed.
And another tale follows:
"It's all together different
now. There's no comparison I
used to watch the crackers
come in and on Saturday night,
the town was busy. They used to
buy sugar 100 pounds at a
time. Those guys kept coming in
buying sugar, sugar, sugar. I
couldn't figure it out and
McCarthy (Dave) told me what
they were using all that sugar
for. They all had stills during pro-
hibition and they were making
moonshine. I had some of that
'shine," he recalled with a twin-
kle in his eye.
"Okeechobee was always
one of my favorite missions.
Okeechobee was different in
spirit and different in culture out
there. It was a relaxation to be
out there. They had their own
law, too," he said.
"The road from Ft. Pierce to


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The first Catholic Church in Okeechobee, where Father Beer-
halter had a rude awakening by a cow!


Okeechobee was paved, but
there was a railroad track; a nar-
row track down the middle of
the road. Sherman's Sawmill
was there and they took down
all the pine trees along there and
took them by rail to the
sawmill."
One date in those early years,
Father Beerhalter will never for-
get: September 16, 1928. Many
people still shudder to relive that
day. It was t he day the deadly
hurricane hit the Lake Okee-
chobee area and killed and esti-
mated 2,500 people. Many were
simply lost and never found
again.
"I started a mission in Canal
Point. I would go down there
and say Mass in a house there. A
family, a large family named
Thibedeaux lived there. They
.had a large house for them
selves and some 12 children.
They were working on Connors
Highway. (Conners Highway
was a toll road built from West
Palm Beach to Okeechobee in
the 1920s.) It was like a wash-
board from Okeechobee to
Canal Point."
"The toll was higher than my
collection. So, I contacted the


man, Conners, a wealthy man, a
big shot. I told him what I was
up against and asked him if I
could get a pass and he said he
couldn't afford it and if he gave
me a pass he would have to give
passes to all the preachers."
"He was a good Catholic,"
said Father Beerhalter sarcasti-
cally. "He had offered to give
them (the Catholic Church)
$25,000 to build a church on
Palm Beach St. Edwards. Then
he wanted to back out of it and
when it was ready, the Jesuit
monks threatened to go to all
the newspapers all over the
country. He couldn't afford that
kind of publicity and came
across (with the money)."
"I started the mission there in
Canal Point," he said, returning
to his previous story. "They built
me a chapel, but I never got to
see it; the hurricane took it all
south. There was nothing left
but the floor."
"I came at a time to try a
man's soul," he said one time.
"First the hurricane in 1928, with
over 2,000 lives lost, then the
Stock Market crashed in 1929
and the parish was too poor to
pay its street assessment."


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CLEWISTON From Wednes-
day, Feb. 22 through Sunday,
March 5, representatives from the
Christian Reformed World Relief
Committee (CRWRC) will be
doing a door-to-door Hurricane
Wilma damage assessment
around Clewiston, Hendry and
Glades County. Often called
"Green Shirts" for the green shirts
they wear, these dedicated individ-
uals go door to door to ductirrieri
present and possibly future needs
of individuals in a comMJity'l.
This information is then
processed and given to case man-
agers, who work to help those indi-
viduals in need connect to people
and resources that might help
meet that need.
Assisting the CRWRC will be
members from Project Hope, a.k.a.
"yellow shirts".
"We are blessed to have, them
help us," shared John Hicks, Pastor
of First United Methodist Church of
Clewiston and member of the
Community Rebuilding Ecumeni-
cal Workforce (C.R.E.W.) who
invited CRWRC to come.. "They
will help give us a more accurate


"We just found out about a 72-year-old lady in
Montura who still had holes in her trailer. We
were able to patch those holes and more, but I
am sure there are still many more like her that
we have no knowledge of. This door-to-door
assessment will help us find and help them."
J-hn Hicks,
Pastor of First United Methodist Church of C'leains,,"


picture of the unmet and future
needs of those in our community
who took a hit from Hurricane
Wilma. We can then start taking
actions to help these people help
themselves get resituated and re-
established."
C.R.E.W, a community group
of civic, social, service, and faith
based agencies and organizations,
along with concerned individuals
and businesses formed to address
the physical, emotional, and spiri-
tual needs of the community in the
restoration and rebuilding of their
homes, has been meeting regularly
and has already done work around


the community.
"We just found out about a 72-
year-old lady in Montura who still
had holes in her trailer," Hicks said.
"We were able to patch those
holes and more, but I am sure
there are still many more like her
that we have no knowledge of.
This door-to-door assessment will
help us find and help them."
In addition to the door-to-door
assessment, there will be an
opportunity for people who are still
in need of Hurricane Wilma relief
assistance to register at a walk-in
center on Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m. at the Harlem Civic


Center in Harlem or the Montura
Ranch Club House in Montura.
Walk-in centers will also be open
on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m., at First United
Methodist Church in Clewiston or
First United Methodist Church in
Moore Haven.
"I've been told that we had
about 468 homes declared un-
inhabitable, and that our county
had over 5,050 FEMA applica-
tions," stated Hicks. "We still have
a lot of needs, and we are still hir-
ing caseworkers to help us be
ready for the many needs expected
to surface in this assessment. The
main individuals we will be work-
ing with are those who are still in
dire need and assistance even after
assistance from FEMA, insurance,
and other available resources. Our
heart is to help the people help
themselves, not just do things for
them to give them a hand up,
not just a hand out. Our goal is to
help them become self-sufficient
and productive again."
For more information, people
can call (863) 983-4316 or e-mail
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IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER
193.122,(2), FLORIDA STATUTES,

HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY
OWNERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED
THAT THE 2005 HENDRY COUNTY
TAX ROLLS, INCLUDING PROPER-
TIES REVIEWED BY THE VALUE
ADJUSTMENT BOARD, WERE CER-
TIFIED FOR COLLECTION TO THE
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR ON
FEBRUARY 14, 2006

KRISTINA A. KULPA, CFA, ASA
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Education Brief

SFCC student course of study at the College.
Students are named to the
recognized Dean's List for receiving a grade
South Florida Community Col- point average between 3.5 and
lege recognizes those students 3.79. Clewiston student Darrin J.
who have pursued and achieved McNeil was named to the fall
academic excellence during their 2005 Dean's List.

School Happenings

Clewiston Middle School


Submitted to INI/Martin Espinoza
The 2006 Hendry County Spelling Bee Champions were: Ist
place Morgan Pepitone Country Oaks Elementary.
2nd place Nick Wegsheid LaBelle Elementary. 3rd
place Asma Saheed Community Christian School
(LaBelle). The top two winners will have competed in the
Regional Spelling Bee in West Palm Beach on Feb. 21. The
top two finishers there go to the National Spelling Bee in
Washington D C.


Clewiston High School

Principal's Honor Roll


First Semester,
Second nine weeks
Ninth grade
Raymond Arits, Carolina Ben-
tancor, Cameron Crawford,
Jonathan Guajardo, Leonardo
Jimenez, Cinthya Vazquez, Gabriel-
laWood.
Tenth grade
Jessica Rios, Yexica Perez.
Eleventh grade
Sheri Curry, Erik Sangabriel,
Sarah Thomas, Reina Villegas, Jade
Weiss.
Twelfth grade
Maranda Buckhanan, Michael
Cameron, Crystal Cirino-Lan,
David Dowdle, Misty Garcia, James
Hainley, Kyle Kirstein, Stephanie
Peete, Maria Perez, Rebecca Rivera,
Jessica Rosen, Alicia Stallworth,
Avel Tamez, Kadie Vita, Miranda
Waddell, Pan Wang, Leslie
Williams.
A/B honor roll

First Semester,
Second nine weeks
Ninth grade
Daniela Bracciale, Jonathan
Brown, Mydreka Bryant, Marcos
Castanon, Tiffany Clinard, Jenica
Evans, Oscar Flores, Juana Herrera,
Esmeralda Leon, Cristina Maldona-
do, Kristina McCarthy, Candida
Medrano, Desiree Melendez,
Joshua Miller, Stephanie Morales,
Christopher Norwood, Kylie Pen-
carinha, Crystal Postell, Alexis
Price, Nelly Resendiz, Cynthia
Rogers, Reinaldo Rojas, Corey
Roman, Darinka Ruiz, Adrienne
Samples, Trevor Smith, Margarita
Tamez, Marla Teixeira, Tracy Victo-
ry, Quila Williams.
Tenth grade
Mileydi Avendano, Allison
Barnes, Victor Berrios, Melissa
Camejo, Noemi Cantu, Jessica Ciri-
no-Lan, Courtney Cohen, Madeline
Cruz, Noelia Cruz, Craig Curry, Ali-
cia Cutshaw' Brandon Drake,
Sasha Fields, Jayreka Ford, Marilyn
Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Amelia
Gutierrez, Jasmine Hawkins, Mary
Hegley, Tacore. Herring, Danielle


Hester, Taylor Howell, Joshua
Ingram, Joxavier Jackson, Sada
James, E Bonnie Martin, Elizabeth
Martinez, Jessica Molina, Jennifer
Montoya, Brittany Moore, Jessica
Paloblanco, Amy Patterson, Jerme-
sha Peete, Brandon Pena, Juan
Pena, Nicholas Raiola, Kaniesha
Redd, Tyler Riechman, Ashley
Rodriguez, Katheryne Simonis
Heather Smith, Pearline Thomp-
son, Alma Vazquez, Kiomi
Williams, Manuel Zayas.
Eleventh grade
Joshua Adams, Jared Bacallao,
Jamar Boykin, Antonia Galvan,
Lorena Garcia, Yoandy Gonzalez,
Lauren Hall, Joey Harrell, Christin
Harris, Jessica Hughley, Robert
Lane, Chantal Melendez, Lea Mon-
toya, Carissa Morrell, Patrick Mor-
ton, Micah Mungillo, Natalie Nel-
son, Lance Newton, Jennifer 0
Neal, Ashley Ortega, Fabiola Pani-
agua, Robert Pass, Mallory Pittman,
Jonathan Pope, Nicole Pope,
Amanda Prescott, Tracy Racicot,
Christy Soriano, Chantiel Steele,
Summer Stevens, Alyssa Tarter,
Miriam Velasquez, Kristin, Way, Bri-
anna Weeks, Brittany Yates.
Twelfth grade
Ana Arellano, Zulay Arnold,
Henry Baker, Corwin Bass, Brooke
Beatty, Jabari Bedward, Arelie Bel-
tran, William Bigham, Evan Brob-
ston, Pedro Bruno, Adriana Carde-
nas, Kristen Clark, Summer Curry,
Brandy Dalton, Claribel Davila,
Marilyn Diaz, Alessandra Egan-
Wyer, Julian Gonzalez, Salvador
Gonzalez, Raymond Guerra, Karl
Henry, Arelis Hernandez, Dora Her-
nandez, Iciara Lyman, Johannah
McIntyre, Melissa Milian, Jerry Nor-
ton, Katrina Norton, Julio Paniagua
Krunal Patel, Brittany Pelham
Joshua Perez, Jillian Perry,
Charmellia Purdue, Aura Reyes,
Seyoma Ricketts, Adriana
Rodriguez, Alexis Rodriguez, Heidi
Rodriguez, Bianca Sandoval, David
Shivers, Araceli Sierra, Rosie Sierra,
Ashley Smith, Brooklin Stacey,
Dynisha Thomas, Jessica Thomp-
son, Lakesha Tolbert Marcus Walk-
er, Sarah Way, Tanner Wells,
Charstina Wiggins, Anthony
Wright.


School Briefs


MAIM
Tekoa Summers speaking to students and signing an auto-
graph for 6th grader Amatullah Seymour.


Submitted to INI/Martin Espinoza
Nivin Ali won $50 for her second place essay in the Clewis-
ton Elks essay contest. The seventh grade student wrote on
the topic, "What I Feel When I Look at the American Flag."


Pre-kindergarten
program to be offered
In 2002 Florida voters passed
an amendment providing for
free, voluntary pre-kindergarten
opportunities for all children
who turned four on or before
Sept. I and reside in the state of
Florida. The school district will
offer a 300-hour program during
the 2006 summer. The program
will run from May 31 through
July 28 from 7:50 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
The summer programs will be
offered at Eastside Elementary in
Clewiston and at Country Oaks
Elementary in Labelle. There
will not be any transportation
provided by the district. This is a
free program for Florida fami-
lies. Research demonstrates that
high-quality preschool educa-
tion can substantially increase
children's chances of succeed-
ing in school and in life. Children
who attend high quality pre-
kindergarten programs are less
likely to be held back a grade,
less likely to need special educa-
tion and more likely to graduate
high school. If you are interested
in signing up your child for the
VPK program please go to the
United Way House at 17 Ft.
Thompson Street, Labelle. (863)
675-8383.
Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library
is proud to announce a fun proj-
ect for school age students. We
are trying to reconstruct the
World Trade Center, using
approximately 50,000 pennies.
All school age children are invit-
ed to help with this project on
Tuesday and Thursdays at 3
p,m. any donations are very wel-
come.


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biologists were at the South Bay
marina last week trying to repair
the damage that Hurricane
Wilma caused in the Glades area
- one pk, t at a time.
One of the plants affected by
the torrential conditions of the
hurricane was the Okeechobee
Gourd, a hard-to-find plant that is
known to grow only in Lake
Okeechobee area and a few scat-
tered sites throughout Florida.
Last week, a team of scientists
and biologists with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers traveled to the South
Bay marina to transport the
plants, which had been blown
clear off the water, to a safer loca-
tion in Belle Glade. With a mas-
sive clean up effort at the lake
about to get underway, the team
hoped to rescue the plants before
they are hauled away with the
debris. .
Mike Bodle, with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, happened upon the plants
while visiting the South Bay mari-
na after the storm. Taking a
glance at the debris on the sides
of the dike, he figured that the
Okeechobee Gourds would be
among the plants in the heavy
vegetation. His hunch proved
right when he immediately found
bunches of them hidden in the
weeds.
"I thought they would be
here," he said last week, holding a
perfect specimen of the plant in


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Richard Moyroud was one of several volunteers last week
helping to transport the endangered Okeechobee Gourd to
an alternative site after the damage they suffered from the
recent hurricane.


his hand. "To be responsible, we
are going to take them (to anoth-
er site). We should give it a sec-
ond look."
The gourds have grown in
recent months atop tons of debris
that has been collected on the
edges of the dike. There, where
the mangled dirt and vegetation
piled up in heaps, the gourds
sprouted effortlessly.
The team gathered them care-
fully in plastic containers and
hauled as many as they could find
to a site on Torry Island in Belle
Glade, working through the cold


morning until well into the day.
The plant itself is unremark-
able, members of the rescue team
said during the operation. Its
main distinguishing features
include heart-shaped leaves that
grow from it and small, circular
gourds it releases from its vines
once it has reached maturity.
At the time of the rescue mis-
sion, the scientists estimated the
plants were approximately two
months old, yet had long, flowing
vines reaching deep into the
debris. The soft ground around
the plants, an almost perfect com-


The Okeechobee Gourd is listed as one of the few endangered plants in Florida.


post, made it easy enough for the
biologists and scientists to gently
pull the plants from the dirt.
Like an old magician pulling
an endless string of napkins from
his pocket, the scientists dug up
the plants, taking careful note of
the gentle stems, and talking
botany as they worked through
the soil and muck.
"The timing is perfect. If they
were any bigger, they would be
impossible to manage," said
Richard Moyroud, a member of
the Florida Endangered Plant
Council, one of the volunteers of


the mission. Mr. Moyroud, who
grows the Okeechobee Gourd at
his private nursery in Delray, said
it is necessary to preserve the
plant for future generations
though they are not of any proven
ecological importance. Feasted
on by early Mastodons and sloth,
the gourd is occasionally eaten
today by wild rabbits.
The plant is listed on the
endangered species list, a quality
that is relatively uncommon for a
.Florida plant. Growing around the
lake, its habitat is the pond apple
population found in and around


the lake, though the plant also
favors alligator nests where little
other plant competition exists.
According to scientists, the
resilient plant finds itself quite at
home on the beaches of Lake
Okeechobee, where the constant
sway in the water's fluctuation
actually encourages its rapid
growth along the shores and
marshlands. The exposed dirt
when water levels are low prove
perfect breeding grounds for the
plants, which then grow at a rate
of about three feet a week and
can cover acres of land at a time.


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Community Briefs


INI/Bill Fabian
Bobby Adams (right) gets ready to try on a free helmet. Alina
Miracle, RN, of the Glades County Health Department, helped
distribute free helmets at the Health Fair on Saturday.


Free chiropractic massages were offered by Dr. Michael
Vidal, who has practiced in Hendry County in the past, and
announced plans to return to a practice in Clewiston in the
coming months.


Health
Continued From Page 1
in the community.
The goal of the health fair was
to continue to provide a full range
of medical services at no cost to
the public. Medical students as
well as physician assistant, phar-
macy, dentistry, ophthalmology,
physical and occupational therapy,
audiology, and nursing, local
physicians, Nova Southeastern
University Health Profession facul-
ty and local health care providers
were on hand.
Community physicians volun-
teered their time to provide servic-
es and supervise students. All
medical students were supervised
by a licensed practitioner. Screen-
ings included cholesterol indices,
blood pressure, glucose, mammo-
gram screening vouchers, bone
density tests, eye/hearing exams,
and confidential HIV testing.
Also, additional services such


Award
Continued From Page 1
els pretty quickly and I was just
completely amazed that my wife,
children, closest friends, business
partners and bank colleagues
were able to pull this off."
Each year the FBA Executive
Committee selects a Banker of the
Year who has given unselfishly to
the cause of improving the bank-


as body fat analysis, skin analyses
for cancer risk and skin type were
available. Another exciting addi-
tion to this year's health fair was
the presence of "Medicare Mat-
ters" trained staff will be on
hand with answers to questions
about Medicare Part D.
Participants were able to sign
on to a program with online
access, or receive advice about
other methods for joining a plan.
This is a valuable tool for.our sen-
ior and disabled citizens who are
unable to access the Internet to
sort out the various plans.
Interpreters were on hand, as
well as Lake Okeechobee Rural
Health Network (LORHN), to
assist with the prescription assis-
tance program. Participants were
also able to receive guidance and
referrals for follow up visits. There
was a bounce house for the kids as
well as a clown and face painting.
Door prizes were given away all
day and all participants received a
BBQ lunch all free of charge.


ing industry and his or her com-
munity. According to the-FBA,
Couse was selected as the 2005
Banker of the Year because of his
outstanding service and involve-
ment in his community; his dedi-
cation to the continued success of
banking; his commitment to con-
veying the value of banking to the
public; and his reputation for
excellence and distinguished
achievement within the banking
industry.


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Children's crusade
Join us for a fabulous children's
crusade at First Baptist Church of
Clewiston Pre-school sixth
grade. Thursday, Feb. 23, join us for
food and a time of praise and wor-
ship from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24,
Make the largest ice cream sundae
from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
Joyville festival games and more
games from 10 a.m.-12 a.m. The
children's crusade will conclude on
Sunday morning at Joyville. For
those that attend all the activities
and bring a friend there will be a
prize. Our special guest for the cru-
sade will be "Singing Grizzly." Mark
your calendar 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 Davidson Road. For
more information, call 983-5174.
Community elections
The Empowerment Alliance of
Southwest Florida, a non-profit cor-
poration that builds self-sufficiency
through homeownership and edu-
cation, is holding their elections for
representatives from the communi-
ties of Flaghole, Montura Ranch,
Clewiston, Harlem and Hooker's
Point to serve on the Board of
Directors. The elections for Flag-
hole, Montura Ranch, Clewiston
and Hooker's Point will be held at
the John Boy Auditorium, Beards-
ley Room, 1200 South W. C. Owen
Avenue, on Monday, Feb. 27 from
5:30 -6:30 p.m. The elections.for
the Harlem Community will be
held at the Harlem Civic Center, 7th
Street, on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Their primary mission is to collabo-
rate with other non-profits and pri-
vate industry to find solutions for
affordable housing. If you have an


Fees
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be able to pay for it," he said.
The water impact fees were
the latest in a subject of scrutiny
after the county imposed impact
fees last year.
The city commission will now
raise fees for essentially all new
construction types within the city
limits, although some were reluc-
tant to do so at the regular meet-
ing on Feb. 20.
"I have concerns about raising
water impact fees, and impact
fees in general," said Commis-
sioner Rick Miller. "What they do
to the community and what they
do to the affordability of housing
is one issue (of concern)," he
said.
After a lengthy discussion at
the previous meeting about
affordable housing in Clewiston,
and with plans for numerous
homes to be built within the com-
ing years, the subject of impact
fees has settled into an inevitable
tone, and some are afraid the con-
sequences may not be favorable.
"The way the ordinance is
written now, if you make plans to
build-a 10,000-square foot home,
you're going to get charged the
same as for building an 800-
square foot home," Commission-
er Miller said. "There has to be a
fairer way of doing this."
Nevertheless, the city commis-
sion and members of the city staff
agree that it is appropriate to
increase the current rate to reflect
the impact of capital costs on the.
city's new water plant.
Among the new fees to be
charged by the city are $1,133 per
single-family residence; $680 per


Couse has been particularly
active in the association over the
past year and has helped the FBA
with one of the biggest issues fac-
ing the banking industry in recent
years. Couse and the FBA have
worked hard to raise awareness
about the industry's concerns over
the lack of clear and consistent fed-
eral guidelines on the Bank Secre-
cy Act (BSA) and Patriot Act, espe-
cially as they relate, to money
services businesses (MSB's).


interest in making your community
a better place to live or would like
to serve on the Board of Directors,
please plan to attend this meeting.
For additional information, contact
Jeff Barwick at 228-2763.
Spring break
make a craft
The Clewiston recreation
department and the 4-H craft club
is sponsoring spring break make a
craft, on Monday, March 20 from 10
a.m.-noon. The cost is $3 per child
all supplies will be provided. To
register your child, please call 983-
1492.
Hendry County
food bank
Will be distributing commodi-
ties for the needy families in
Hendry County once every month
schedule as follows: Feb. 24, March
17, April 21, May 26, June 23, July
21, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, October 27,
Nov. 17, Dec. 15. Location Clewis-
ton at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church, 208 N. Dean Duff Ave,
Clewiston Pick up times are 12-3
p.m.
Sweet Taste of Sugar
It's that time again! Start prepar-
ing your recipes for the 2006 Sweet
Taste of Sugar Contest held at the
Clewiston Sugar Festival on April
22. Categories are cakes, pies,
cookies & brownies, sweet breads,
candies, youth, and "sweet cre-
ations". The Friends of the Library
are hosting the contest this year.
Contest forms can be picked up at
the Clewiston Library. Recipes for
your entries are being accepted
now! E-mail them to Sweet-
TasteRecipe@aol.com, fax them to
(863) 983-9194, or mail them in
care of the Clewiston Library, 120
W OsceolaAve., Clewiston, Florida
33440.


1,000-square feet for office space;
$1,133 per 10 seats for restaurant
space; and $2,266 per 100 seats
for church space.
The ordinance also deter-
mines that "the development
water and sewer fee for areas to
which service is provided by the
city located outside the corporate
limits of the city shall be 125 per-
cent of the amounts assessed for
a similar unit located within the
corporate limits of the city."
The recommendation to con-
sider raising the impact fees was
based on an analysis and report,
prepared by Mr. MtCarthy, which
supports the proposed increase.
The water impact fee increase
will bring together an estimated
$75,000 to $100,000 in additional
annual revenues, providing that
builders are not discouraged by
the fees to build in Clewiston.
The increase in the water
impact fees would bring the level
of .area development fees to an
unprecedented level in the local
geographic; however, the average
fee does not come close to other
areas in Florida, according City
Manager Wendell Johnson.
According to data provided by
Bonita Bay representatives,
Clewiston, and Hendry County
impact fees are far lower than
neighboring counties.
An $8,500 fee in Clewiston
would be equivalent to approxi-
mately $12,000 in Lee County;
$16,000 in Charlotte County;
$18,000 in Collier County, and
$20,000 in Osceola County.
Counties, which are far
beyond the population scales of
Hendry County, .have a higher
median income per family, and
have a better employment rate
than Hendry County.


"We've made tremendous
noise on this issue, and I believe
we've helped a lot of people in
Washington understand how
these unclear and inconsistent
rules are putting a strain on the
relationship many bankers have
with their customers, especially
'mom and pop' businesses," said
Mr. Couse. "Change takes time in
Washington, but we're moving in
the right direction and making
progress."


We would like to express our
sincere gratitude for all of the
love and support during the loss
of our father, son and brother.
, We thank you for every act of
kindness that was shown to us
during this most stressful time in
our lives. The calls, cards, flowers
and food were so helpful. We are
especially grateful for all of your
S prayers. To the Good Shepherd
Church of God Church Family,
for everything you did, we offer a
special thank you. We also thank
the First United Methodist in
Pahokee for the .use of their
fellowship hall. We will treasure
these acts of kindness sin our
T i hearts.
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Joe Harry Usher, Jr.


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Clewiston boys wrap up regionals


Tigers' (15-3) season
ends after regional
loss to Lely

By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Tigers' boys' basketball team
wrapped up its nearly perfect
season after ascending to the
regional quarterfinal game
against Lely Feb. 16.
Tiger Head Coach Willie Lee
led the Tigers at home after win-
ning the district championship,
with victories against South Fort
Myers, Cypress Lake, and Lemon
Bay during the District 4A-11
tournament at Estero.
The regional quarterfinal
game started off with a quick
scoring drive by Clewiston. After
giving up six straight points, the
Lely Trojans finally settled in
defensively and began to show
an ability to anticipate the Tiger
offensive schemes.
Jasper Hunter and David Hol-
ligan provided the majority of
points for the Tigers in the first


half. Hunter scored nine points,
and Holligan put up another
seven, including a three-pointer
that dropped true with seconds
remaining, putting the Tigers in
the lead at halftime 22-20.
Consistent defensive play on
both sides kept the game close,
but the Trojans began to make
their move in the third quarter.
The Trojans pressed for 15
points in the third, as the Tigers
tried to adjust to a deep and
well-disciplined Lely roster. Tiger
sophomore Aundra Williams
was good for five points and a
solid rebounding performance
in the third, but the Trojans led
35-33 going into the final quar-
ter.
The Trojans began to make
crucial shots from the outside,
including a three-point bucket
by senior guard Evan Taylor that
gave Lely the two-point advan-
tage with 11 seconds left to play.
The Tigers could not capital-
ize on three foul shots that could
have closed the two-point
deficit, and Lely won the game
45-43.


INI/Bill Fabian
Tiger Head Coach Willie Lee led the Tigers at home after win-
ning the district championship, with victories against South
Fort Myers, Cypress Lake, and Lemon Bay during the District
4A-11 tournament at Estero.


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The spring
sports season is upon us. To
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to myoung@newszap.com. If
you don't see your school's
sports schedule listed, please
contact the schools directly and
ask them to cooperate in submit-
ting this information to us.

Winter Sports
Schedules
Wrestling
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland

Spring Sports
Schedules

Glades Day
Baseball
Feb. 23: Hosts Benjamin 3:30 p.m.
March 1: Hosts American Heritage
(Delray) 3:30 p.m.
March 7- At Jupiter Christian 7 p.m.
March 9: At Summit Christian 3:30
p.m.
IMarch 11: Hosts St. Edwards 1
p.m.
March 13: At Dwyer 7 p.m.
:. March 16: Hosts King's Academy 4
'' p.m.
March 17: At St. Edwards 7 p.m.
March 28: At American Heritage
(Delray) 7 p.m.
March30: AtBenjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christian 4
p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.


April11: Hosts Clewiston 4p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4 p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1
p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ricge 4
p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7p.m.
Softball
Feb. 24-25: At Park Vista tourney
Feb. 27: At Summit Christian 3:30
p.m.
Feb. 28: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
March 2: At Jupiter Christian 4 p.m.
March 7: Hosts Summit Christian 4
p.m.
March 9: At King's Academy 4:30
p.m.
March 17-18: At South Florida Slam
Fest 2006
March 28: Hosts Jupiter Christian 4
p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15:. Bill Longshore touma-
ment
April 18-21: District championship
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 Qualifier
TBA
March 31: At Clewiston Invitational
3:30 p.m.

Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
Feb. 24: Hosts Lemon Bay 7 p.m.
Feb. 28: At American Heritage 4
p.m.
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6 p.m.
March 14: Hosts Evangelical Christ-
ian 6:30 p.m.


Sports in Brief


Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring Red Cross Certified life-
guards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Appli-
cations are available at Clewiston
City Hall.
Lifeguard training
CLEWISTON Red Cross life-
guard training first meeting will
be at 5 p.m. at the Youth Center
March 28. Must be 16 years of age.
Classes are $150 per person. Call
the Youth Center at 983-1492 to
sign up.

Tournaments
are coming
CLEWISTON Starting
March 4-5, Bass Busters will be
kicking off their Big Bucks tourna-
ments in Clewiston, on Lake
Okeechobee. There will be addi-
tional tournaments held April 8- 9,
May 6- 7, and June 10-11. The Big
Bucks Tournaments allow for
larger paybacks and more prizes.
These are two-day events with


total two-day weight winning the
tournaments. Multiple places will
be paid based on the number of
participants. Entries may be
picked up at local bait and tackle
shops, on the Bass Busters Web
site at
www.bassbustersflorida.com or
by calling Chris Fickey at (941)
232-9539. The Team entry is $200
and includes the Big Bass Jackpot
and all tournaments run from
Safelight to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are
also accepted up until tourna-
ment start time at the city ramp in
Clewiston.

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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March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7 p.m.
March 21: Hosts Cypress Lakes 7
p.m.
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 29: Hosts Sebring 7 p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Evangelical Christian 7
p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Heritage 6
p.m.
April11: At Glades Day 4 p.m.
April 14: Hosts Lake Placid 7 p.m.
April 18: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6 p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at Lemon
Bay
Softball
Feb. 24: Hosts Lemon Bay7 p.m.
Feb. 28: At Lake Placid 7:30 p.m.
March 1: Hosts Bishop Verot 7 p.m.
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 6: Hosts SWFC 5 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar6 p.m.
March 13: Hosts Cypress Lakes 7
p.m.
March 14: At Immokalee 7 p.m.
March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7 p.m.
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Avon Park 7 p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Glades Day 5 p.m.
April 10: Hosts King's Academy 7
p.m.
April11: Host Immokalee 7p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
Tennis


Feb. 28: Boys and girls Hosts
Riverdale 3:30 p.m.
March 7: Boys Hosts Sebring 4
p.m.
March 16: Girls at LaBelle, boys
host LaBelle 4 p.m.
March 28: Girls host Sebring 4 p.m.
March 30: Boys and girls at
Immokalee 4 p.m.
April 3: Girls at Lake Placid, boys
host Lake Placid 4 p.m.
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at Okee-
chobee 4 p.m.
Track
Feb. 24: At Riverdale TBA
Feb. 28: Hosts LaBelle/Immokalee
5p.m.
March 2: At Sebring Relays 4:30
p.m.
March 7: At American Heritage 3:30
p.m.
March 9: Girls at Palmetto Ridge
TBA
March 10: Boys at Edison Relays 3
p.m.
March 14: At LaBelle 4 p.m.
March 17: At Bishop Verot Invita-
tional TBA
March 31: Hosts Clewiston Invita-
tional 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
Haen 5 p.m. .
April 7 Al LaBelle Invitational 4 p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden Gate 1
p.m.


South Lake grapplers


show well at state


By Mark Young

LAKELAND While South
Lake's athletic prowess generally
leans towards the gridiron, the
area's schools made several
impressive statements at this past
weekend's state wrestling finals.
Clewiston High School's Kris
Smith turned many a head dur-
ing his stellar sophomore sea-
son last year and Smith would
back it up with a district cham-
pionship, a regional runner-up
championship, and a fourth
place showing in the 1A
wrestling finals held at the
Lakeland Civic Center from
Feb. 16-18.
The 140-pound Tiger grap-
pler entered day one of the tour-
nament against Hernando's
Jesse Graham and emerged
with a commanding 9-4 deci-
sion victory in key first round
action. The victory put Smith in
a good position as the day-two
action heated up with Smith tak-
ing the mat against the returning
state champion from Jupiter
Christian, Andre Johnson.
It would be the champ's
most grueling and challenging
match of the tournament, but
Johnson did manage to take a
9-5 decision against Smith.
Johnson cruised through the
remainder of the competition
to claim his second straight
state title while Smith was
forced into the loser's bracket.
Smith came ready to dig
himself out of the hole on the
final day of competition and
found himself staring into the
face of his greatest wish for the
tournament and that was to
face off against Palmetto
Ridge's Clynt Hadley who had
defeated Smith for the regional
championship in a controver-
sial match where Hadley
scored the winning move with
two seconds left in the match
that left Smith settling for sec-
ond place.
Smith came into the match
after picking up another victory
as he downed Joe Santiago, in a
9-8 decision victory.
Even more than a shot at the
state title, Smith was hoping for
a rematch along the way and
was granted "sweet revenge"
with ,an .11-4 victory -over
Hadley, knocking his regional
competition out of the state


tournament.
Smith took the momentum
into the championship bracket
and knocked off Dusty Fellow
in a 2-1 decision before drop-
ping a 3-2 decision to Clay's
Andy Milburn who would go on
to finish third.
All three grapplers who
placed over Smith are graduat-
ing seniors, giving Smith the
nod as the state favorite when
he returns for his final year of
competition next season.
Smith's success, as well as
the overall success of a young
Tiger squad can be credited to
what some people are calling
the best coaching staff in the
state led by former All-Ameri-
can Jess Alford who has sur-
rounded himself with a group
of 20-somethings, all former
All-Americans as well.
But one coach who proba-
bly stands out the most is the
mother/coach of Moore
Haven's Trey Toms who has
taken her son the distance as
Moore Haven's one-man
wrestling team.
Toms concluded 1A
wrestling action in the 135-
pound weight class division
with a sixth place finish. Toms
opened up the tournament with
a 3-1 decision in first round
action and concluded second
round action with an 8-6 deci-
sion before dropping his final
two matches against the even-
tual state champion who hand-
ed Toms a 10-6 loss. Toms went
up against the eventual fourth
place finisher who managed to
squeak out a 3-0 victory to end
Toms' hunt for state glory.
Glades Central also sent one
wrestler onto state and the 125-
pound Dolphilio Success
would also claim sixth place.
Success opened up the tourna-
ment in a similar fashion after
claiming back to back close
decisions, with Success win-
ning his first round action with
a 2-1 victory and went on to
claim a 3-1 decision in the sec-
ond round.
Success launched himself
into the championship bracket
with an impressive 10-5 deci-
sion in round three before hav-
ing to default his next two
matches, one of which went to
LaBell's Colin Sparks who
ended the tournament in fifth
place.


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Dealership shares tips for saving fuel


CLEWISTON With Flori-
da's average gasoline prices hov-
ering right around $2.42 per gal-
lon, Hampton Chrysler Dodge
Jeep has some tips to help cus-
tomers maximize the fuel econ-
omy of their vehicles.
"The pressure at the pump
can be particularly difficult for
drivers, but there are some easy
ways to cut down the amount of
fuel you're using without cutting
down on the time you spend
behind the wheel," says Dennis
Hampton with Hampton
Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Clewis-
ton.
Hampton Chrysler Dodge
Jeep offers a range of Chrysler
Group products, several which
include fuel-saving technologies
such as Multi-Displacement Sys-
tem (MDS), which can improve


fuel savings by up to 20 percent.
In addition, there are additional
measures drivers can immedi-
ately take to enhance fuel econo-
my:
Modifying
Driving Habits
Slow down. Every five mph
over 65 mph can decrease fuel
economy by as much as seven
percent.
Use modest acceleration
when possible, minimizing "jack
rabbit" starts.
Prudent use of air condi-
tioning and other accessories
such as interior lighting and
heated seats.
Use cruise control to help
maintain a steady speed.
Limit extended idles and


warm up periods. Don't leave
vehicles idle while running in for
the cup of coffee in the morning.
If you can, plan your trip to
avoid rush hour to prevent fuel-
burning idling in traffic.
Check Vehicle
Condition
Replace dirty air filters. A
clogged air filter can reduce fuel
economy as much as 10 percent.
Check tire pressures. Tires
under inflated by just two psi can
reduce fuel economy as much as
one percent.
Remove extra weight from
vehicles. An extra 100 pounds in
the trunk or pick up box can
lower fuel economy one to two
percent.
Reduce aerodynamic drag


on vehicle by taking empty cargo
carriers, bike racks, ski racks, etc
off. At highway speed, 50 per-
cent of the engine power is used
to overcome aerodynamic drag.
Remove unused items from
roof racks. A loaded roof rack
can reduce fuel economy at
highway speeds by as much as
five percent.
Keep vehicle engine tuned
up. A noticeably out of tune
engine can reduce fuel economy
as much as four percent.
If vehicle engine light is on,
have the vehicle serviced. Faulty
components such as an oxygen
sensor can reduce fuel economy
as much as 40 percent. Additional
information and news from Daim-
ler Chrysler is available on the
Internet at: www.media.daimler
chrysler.com


SFWMD to fund job training program


As a state partner in the Ever-
glades Restoration program, the
South Florida Water Management
District is reaching out and help-
ing the unemployed learn new
skills that will equip them to
become part of the restoration
workforce.
Through a cooperative agree-
ment with the Education Center
of Southwest Florida, Inc., the Dis-
trict will provide up to $550,000 in
job training funding, which was
approved at the District Govern-
ing Board meeting, which took
place Feb. 8.
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida, Inc. is the


umbrella agency for a variety of
local partners, including the
Hendry-Glades Career and Ser-
vices Center, Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council,
Florida s Heartland REDI,
Hendry Board of County Com-
missioners, Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Alliance,
and Eckerd and South Florida
Community Colleges.
The training program, target-
ing Hendry County area resi-
dents and small businesses, will
prepare people for immediate
work on the construction of the
C-43 West Reservoir to be built
along the Caloosahatchee River.


As part of the Acceler8 initiative,
this project will reduce the num-
ber and volume of fresh water
discharges from Lake Okee-
chobee to the Caloosahatchee
Estuary and provide additional
water supply.
Incentives and partial or full
scholarships will be pursued for
those qualifying under the pro-
gram, plus all training opportuni-
ties will be offered at the lowest
possible cost to participants. Stu-
dents will have a choice of train-
ing to be a construction site work-
er or a heavy equipment operator.
"There is a shortage of heavy
equipment operators in South


Florida, and this training program
will provide a whole new pool of
qualified workers that contractors
bidding on Acceler8 projects can
hire," said District Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle.
The SFWMD has already
implemented job training pro-
grams in Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay. The effort in
Hendry County reaffirms the
agency's commitment to assist
firms to be technically positioned
for maximum participation in
prime and subcontract opportuni-
ties, increase workforce aware-
ness and promote workforce
training.


Lagoon photos sought for 2007 calendar


PALM BAY It's that time
again. Submit your photos to the
2006 Indian River Lagoon photo
contest and your artwork may
be featured in the 2007 Indian
River Lagoon calendar.
Photos must have been taken
within the Indian River Lagoon
watershed, which extends from
Ponce De Leon Inlet in Volusia
County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm
Beach County. Judges are look-
ing for creativity. Popular sub-
jects include wildlife, plants and


habitats indigenous to the
lagoon, however, past winners
focused their lenses on recre-
ational and commercial activi-
ties, children's activities, scenic
vistas, underwater photos and
lagoon landmarks.
Entrants may submit up to
three photographs for consider-,
ation. Images must be in land-
scape format only. Submission
must be in the form of 5-by-7-
inch or 8-by-10-inch quality
prints. Many images will be


selected for inclusion in the cal-
endar to be available in the fall
of2006.
In addition, the top three win-
ners will receive $300, $200 and
$100 for first, second and third
place respectively. The remain-
ing nine will each receive $25.
Prize money will be sponsored
by Environmental Consulting
and Technology Inc. All entries
must be postmarked by July 31,
2006, and accompanied by a
signed application, which details


entry requirements and limita-
tions.
Applications can be obtained
at the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District's Palm Bay Ser-
vice Center, 525 Community Col-
lege Parkway, S.E., or at the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Martin/St. Lucie
Service Center in Stuart, 210
Atlanta Ave. A printable applica-
tion form is also available online
at http://irl.sjrwmd.com. For
additional information, call the
St. Johns District's Palm Bay Ser-
vice Center at (800) 226-3747 or
the South Florida District at
(800) 250-4100, Ext. 3605.


Brighton Recreation Mens Softball Tournament

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Where: Bghton Reservation Date: March 4,2006

Entry Deadline: February28, 28,006 Entry Fee: 200


Home Run Derby
For more information contact Brighton Recreation at 863.763-3866


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Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
has established a citrus canker quarantine in Glades County. NO citrus or citrus
plants may be moved from a quarantine zone. NO citrus trees may be planted in a
quarantine zone without Department approval. All citrus debris in residential quarantines
must be double bagged and disposed of with household garbage or in a Class 1
Landfill in accordance with provisions of the Citrus Canker Program. All businesses
engaged in citrus production, handling, or sales within a quarantine zone MUST sign
and abide by compliance agreements with the Department and follow mandatory
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Alico announces



new acquisition


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced the
purchase of the assets of Bowen
Brothers Fruit Company, Inc., a cit-
rus harvester and marketer, by its
newly formed and wholly owned
subsidiary Bowen Brothers Fruit,
LLC for $1.9 million.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and chief executive officer of Alico
said, "We are very pleased to
acquire the assets of Bowen Broth-
ers Fruit Company, Inc., including
- the use of the name "Bowen Broth-
ers". Bowen Brothers has earned
the reputation as one of the pre-
mier fruit marketing and harvesting
companies in Florida.
"This acquisition should allow
- us to harvest our citrus crops in a
timely manner and to expand this


new capability. The purchase will
assist Alico, through its subsidiary
Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC, to fur-
ther diversify its operations through
vertical integration within the citrus
industry. I am also happy to report
that Mr. Jim Shuford, longtime presi-
dent of Bowen Brothers, has signed
an employment agreement with
Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC, and will
serve as the president of this new
subsidiary. The assets purchased
include a prime office location at a
key intersection in downtown Win-
ter Haven Florida. The operations of
Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC will con-
tinue to be headquartered at the
Winter Haven facility."
Bowen Brothers will continue
to provide harvesting, marketing
and risk mitigation services for the
citrus operations of Alico, Inc., its
subsidiaries, and other citrus grow-
ers statewide.


Insects showcase at


Olustee re-enactment


LAKE CITY, Fla. When Civil
War buffs commemorate the strug-
gle between North and South at the
Battle of Olustee re-enactment this
weekend, a University of Florida
expert will be on hand to demon-
strate how Rebs and Yanks faced a
common foe insects.
Participants and spectators
gathering Feb. 17-19 at the Olustee
Battlefield Historic Site-near- Lake
City can get an up-close look at
weevils and lice and learn how
pests affected soldiers, courtesy of
Thomas Fasulo, an extension ento-
mologist with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
Fasulo, who develops instruc-
tional materials on entomology for
UF, said pests played a significant
and deadly role in the Civil
War. Diseases, often spread by
insects, claimed twice as many
lives as combat injuries.
"People have a fairly sanitized
idea of what a soldier's life was like
during the Civil War," he said.
"Every soldier at the Battle of Olus-
tee 5,500 men on each side -
was infested with body lice."
Even dedicated re-enactors
might balk at hosting the blood-
sucking, insects for the sake of his-
torical accuracy, so Fasulo a re-
enactor with 12 years' experience
will present a one-man show of
sorts. Portraying a Union officer, he
will wander the park displaying vials
of lice and their eggs, known as nits,
and tell visitors about the pests.
Soldiers inadvertently spread.
lice by sharing equipment particu-
larly blankets to lighten their
loads for long marches, he said.
The pests did not pose a serious
health threat during the Civil War,
but they made life uncomfortable
one man 6ould host more than
100 lice, each raising small, itchy
bites on the soldier's skin.
Men would temporarily rid
themselves of lice by boiling their
uniforms and bathing, or by kick-
ing up anthills and dropping their
clothes on top, letting the swarm-
ing ants pick out lice and nits, Fasu-
lo said. But in the close quarters of
camp, no soldier was ever louse-
free for long. The pests were so
common that soldiers bet on louse
races for entertainment.
"Soldiers would each pick a
louse off their uniform and drop it
onto an army-issue tin plate," he
said. "The soldier whose louse
reached the edge first would win
tobacco, or food or a night off from
guard duty."
Union Army rations provided
breeding grounds, for another
prevalent pest, a tiny brown beetle
called the granary weevil, Fasulo
said. At the Olustee re-enactment,
he will spend part of his time in a


simulated Union encampment,
displaying weevils in hardtack, a
cracker made from flour and water
that was a staple of the Union sol-
dier's diet.
"In the war, men given moldy
hardtack could usually redeem it
the next time rations were doled
out but they weren't allowed to
trade in the \\eeil.-inflsle, \ arjierN,"
he said. .1 ..
Weevils could be removed from
hardtack by dropping it in a cup of
boiling water or coffee and skim-
ming the insects off the surface,
Fasulo said.
Re-enactment spectators may
not be familiar with lice and weevils,
but they'll probably recognize the
insects that posed the greatest threat
to soldiers flies and mosquitoes.
Common houseflies spread
dysentery and diarrhea, which
claimed as many as 100,000 lives
during the four-year conflict, he
said. Malaria, spread by mosqui-
toes, infected 1 million soldiers dur-
ing the first two years, of the war
and claimed thousands of lives.
"It's hard to imagine now, but
doctors did not make the connection
between mosquitoes and malaria
until more than 30 years after the Bat-
tIe of Olustee," Fasulo said.
The vast numbers of men and
animals involved in the war made
insect problems inevitable, said
Gary Miller, a research entomolo-
gist at the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Systematic Entomology
Laboratory in Beltsville, Md.
"Army camps were giant breed-
ing and feeding grounds for
insects," Miller said. "For example,
the Union Army of the Potomac
began the Overland Campaign in
spring of 1864 with more than
100,000 men, 8,000 to 10,000 head
of cattle and over 56,000 horses
and mules. There is little doubt the
soldiers were surrounded by both
animal and human refuse."
The Battle of Olustee, fought
Feb. 20, 1864, was the largest Civil
War battle in Florida, Fasulo said.
The Union Army, which entered
the state through the port of Jack-
sonville, was sent to establish a
government loyal to the Union and
cut off supplies of beef and salt to
the Confederate Army. The Union
Army was forced to retreat after
four hours of fighting, ending with
almost 2,000 of 5,500 Union sol-
diers killed, wounded or captured.
More information about this year's
re-enactment can be found at Fasu-.
lo's Battle of Olustee Web site,
http://extlab7.entnem.ufl.edu/olus-
tee/. Miller has a Web page on
insects and the Civil War, at
http://scarab.msu.montana.edu/hi
storybug/civilwar2/civilwar.htm.


Beach Community College in
Belle Glade Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in the
Classroom Building.
"Up from the Muck" reviews the
historical background of education
in the Glades area during Dr. Grear's
four decades as an educator there.


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Farmers encouraged to improve bird habitat


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is encouraging north
Florida farmers to improve quail
habitat and providing compen-
sation for those farmers who do
so, under a federal program ini-
tiated last year.
The program, CP33 Habi-
tat Buffers for Upland Birds,
pays farmers to not mow or har-
row the native grasses and
brush that border their fields
and instead allow it to remain
natural. These bobwhitee
buffers" provide much-needed
habitat for quail, songbirds and
other small animals.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA), working
through local Farm Service
Agency (FSA) offices, will enroll


up to 250,000 acres nationwide
for the Northern Bobwhite
Quail Habitat Initiative. Florida
has been designated for 2,800
acres.
The initiative is part of the
USDA's Conservation Reserve
Program, which compensates
farmers who set aside sensitive
areas to protect water quality
and other environmental assets.
Landowners may plant these
buffers or may allow natural
vegetation to become estab-
lished. In either case, they must
agree to manage the enrolled
acres periodically to prevent
tree encroachment.
Bobwhite quail, once prolific
in the Southeast and Midwest,
have declined in the past several
decades. Since 1980, quail pop-


ulations have declined 70 per-
cent nationwide, according to
federal data.
The cause appears to be loss
of habitat the weeds, shrubs,
briers, goldenrod and wildflow-
ers that spring up after a natural
or planned disturbance such as
a prescribed fire. These types of
vegetation provide the neces-
sary food, cover and nesting
habitat for quail and other birds,
but this habitat has declined due
to modern farming techniques,
urbanization and lack of pre-
scribed fire.
If a landowner wants to
enroll in the program and meets
basic land eligibility require-
ments, he may establish a natu-
ral border from 30-120 feet in
width around one or more sides


of an agricultural field. Compen-
sation includes a one-time sign-
ing bonus of up to $100 per acre
enrolled. Landowners will
receive annual payments for the
length of the 10-year term of the
agreement based upon soil fer-
tility and local established rental
rates plus an annual mainte-
nance payment of $5 per acre.
The FWC is reaching out in
particular to landowners in 21.
counties in northern Florida,
where this initiative has the
most potential to benefit bob-
white quail.
Interested landowners
should contact their county FSA
office and ask for enrollment
applications for Practice CP33
- Habitat for Upland Birds.


Funds available to feed children this summer


ATLANTA Federal funding
from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) is available
to Florida faith-based and com-
munity sponsors to operate
feeding programs for low-
income children this summer.
The federal funds will reim-
burse organizations that oper-
ate the USDA Summer Food Ser-
vice Program for Children.
When school lunchrooms
close for the summer, a signifi-
cant number of children in low-
income Florida communities
could be at risk of hunger or
poor nutrition because free and
reduced price school meals are
not available. USDA's Summer
Food Program is designed to
bridge this summer's nutrition,
gap. It reimburses organizations'
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Bill passed for victims of domestic violence


TALLAHASSEE Senator
Dave Aronberg's (D-Greenacres)
bill to require employers to grant
leave to victims of domestic vio-
lence unanimously passed its first
Senate committee.
U.S. employers lose between
$3 billion and $13 billion each
year as a result of domestic vio-
lence through lost productivity
and the cost of training replace-
ment employees.


Senate Bill 498 moves Florida
one step closer to joining six other
states that have laws giving
domestic violence victims specific
job protections. Within a 12-
month period, the bill grants
employees who are victims of
domestic violence three days of
leave to deal with issues surround-
ing their personal situation. This
includes making court appear-
ances, receiving medical treat-


ment and attending counseling.
"According to a national bar jour-
nal, as many as half of all domestic
violence victims report losing a
job due at least in part to their per-
sonal situation. It is critical that we
do our part to help these victims
get the services they need, while
being able to stay employed," said
Senator Aronberg.
The bill has two more commit-
tee stops before it goes to the Sen-


ate floor for a final vote.
"My personal experience rep-
resenting victims of domestic vio-
lence in court motivates me to
push this bill through the Legisla-
ture this session," said Senator
Aronberg. "This bill provides a
reasonable, common sense solu-
tion to an ongoing problem that
jeopardizes the safety of employ-
ees and the productivity of
employers."


Williams and Aronberg to close loophole


FORT MYERS Senator Dave
Aronberg (D-Greenacres) and Rep-
resentative Trudi Williams (R-Fort
Myers) announced that they have
re-filed bills to close the controver-
sial write-in loophole that has been
used to manipulate the electoral
- process since the year 2000.
'Even though similar bills filed by
these legislators last year failed to
make it to the floor of the House or
the Senate, SJR 106 and HJR 875
will once again force legislators to
deal with this important issue.
In 1998, the voters overwhelm-
ingly passed a constitutional amend-
S- ment that opens primary elections
to all voters so long as all candidates
in the race come from the same
political party. The constitutional


amendment forced candidates to
reach out to all voters-not just those
who think only like themselves.
But in 2000, the will of the voters
was thwarted by a State Division of
Elections opinion, which said that
write-in candidates close primary
elections because they are consid-
ered a general election candidate,
even though they pay no filing fee,
collect no petition signatures and
their names never appear on the
ballot. Thus, the "write-in loop-
hole" was born-and the politicians
have taken full advantage of it.
"With all the talk over butterfly
ballots, hanging chads and the vot-
ing rights of ex-felons, the write-in
loophole has disenfranchised more
Floridians than any of these other


things combined. The write-in
loophole has been exploited by
politicians of both major parties
and has kept thousands, and possi-
bly millions, of people from vot-
ing," Senator Aronberg stated. "In a
state infamous for its voting prob-
lems, the write-in loophole is the
worst of them all."
-In Lee County during the 2004
elections, a majority of voters-more
than 161,000 people-were unable
to vote in the races for sheriff and
'county commission, district three.
Because they are used to disen-
franchise voters by their mere pres-
ence, write-in candidates seldom
campaign. Since the loophole was
discovered in 2000,33% of all write-
in candidates in these legislative


races received 3 or fewer votes, and
20% actually received ZERO votes.
"Everyone in Florida should be
troubled by this threat to our
democracy." Aronberg said. "Even
if Senate and House leaders contin-
ue to ignore this problem, Repre-
sentative Williams and I will not sit
idly by and let them push this issue
to the back burner."
"This legislation works to. right a
major injustice in our voting sys-
tem," Rep. Williams said. "This is
an issue of statewide importance,
but it is especially significant to me
because my constituents in Lee
County have dealt first-hand with
the effects of allowing this loophole
to stay in place. Everyone should
have the right to vote."


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FAR's increase scholarships


The Florida Association of Real-
tors (FAR) 2005-2005 Scholar-
ship/Essay Contest for High School
Seniors is accepting entries. This
year, FAR has raised the total
awards to be given out to $106,000.
By entering the essay contest, a stu-
dent could win up to $10,000 to
help pay college costs.
This is the sixth year for FAR's
scholarship program. Students
winning first place in each of the
Association's 13 districts in the state
each will receive a $5,000 award,


and second-place winners each
will each receive a $1,500 scholar-
ship award. But new in this year's
contest, students will also be recog-
nized for winning third in each dis-
trict with a $500 scholarship award.
The 13 top district-winning essays
will then go on to compete to win
three $5,000 FAR scholarships on
the statewide level, for a total of
$106,000 in scholarship awards.
Entering the contest is easy. Stu-
dents write a typed, double-spaced
essay 500 words or less on


the topic, "How Does a Realtor(r)
Professional Benefit the Communi-
ty?" Students can check with their
high school to obtain an applica-
tion kit, or go to the media section
of FAR's Media Center Web site at
http://media.living.net to download
the application kit. All essays, along
with an official Essay Cover Form,
must be postmarked no later than
March 17, and mailed to the Florida
Association of Realtors, 7025
Augusta National Drive, P.O. Box
725025, Orlando, Fla., 32872-5025.


INI Florida/Katrina Elsken
Brighton Seminole festival
Officers from the Brighton Seminole Police Department were on hand to talk to visitors
at the Brighton Seminole Festival and Field Day on Friday. They distributed coloring
books for the children and key chains that snap together like seat belts, with a reminder
to always "buckle up."


Crist, ABA announce initiative

to prevent teen dating violence


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
National Teen Dating Violence
Awareness and Prevention Week
would begin Feb. 6 and continue
through February 10. Crist's office
joined the American Bar Associa-
tion (ABA) in promoting aware-
ness of teen dating violence and
sponsoring a week of activities for
schools to help them address the
issue.
Earlier this week, Crist spon-
sored a Cabinet resolution recog-
nizing the week and the preventa-
tive measures it advocates.
As part of the nationwide effort
to reach out to high school stu-
dents, the ABA created a Teen Dat-
ing Violence Awareness and Pre-
vention Toolkit, produced with
input from teens throughout the
country, including Florida teens
serving as Ambassadors for the
ABA Prevention Initiative. The
peer-directed kit offers a list of
warning signs of an abusive rela-
tionship and prevention tips in
order to help parents, school per-
sonnel, lawyers, court personnel,
law enforcement and medical pro-
fessionals assist teens who may be
in a violent relationship. Fifteen
schools in Florida received compli-
mentary copies of the toolkit to
use next week. Some of these
schools plan to include the pro-
gram in their ongoing curriculum
through the assistance of school
resource officers and classroom
teachers.
"A personal relationship should
create feelings of happiness and
safety, not fear and pain," said
Crist. "Domestic violence can tar-
get teens just as easily as it can tar-
get adults and children. If these
toolkits save even one teenager
from a dangerous relationship,
this week will be a success."


'"A personal relationship should create feelings
of happiness and safety, not fear and pain.
Domestic violence can target teens just as eas-
ily as it can target adults and children. If these
toolkits save even one teenager from a danger-
ous relationship, this week will be a success."
Charlie Crist,
Attorney General


The American Bar Association
is pleased with the response
received from Florida and other
states across the nation that have
enthusiastically embraced the mis-
sion of the ABA's National Teen
Dating Violence Prevention Initia-
tive," said Martin Olsen, chairman
of the ABA Steering Committee on
the Unmet Legal Needs of Chil-
dren. "By calling upon Florida's
high schools to participate in the
first ever National Teen Dating Vio-
lence Awareness and Prevention.
Week, Florida is doing its part to
ensure that our nation's teenagers
are protected from the harms of
teen dating violence, and that they
will have opportunities to enjoy
healthier and happier future adult
relationships."
Teen dating violence is an
ongoing crisis that receives little
public attention despite the num-
ber of people it affects. A 2003
study conducted by the Center for
Disease Control revealed that
approximately one in five female
high school students report being
physically and/or sexually abused
by the person they date. Approxi-
mately 39 percent of all students
surveyed reported that they had
been the victim of dating violence.
Teens who are part of an abusive
relationship are also more likely to


experience violence in their adult
relationships.
School personnel can help by
paying attention to student rela-
tionships that form in school and
looking for students who request
sudden schedule changes or
whose grades suddenly drop.
Friends, parents, teachers and oth-
ers can work together to ensure
that teens feel they have enough
support to report the abuse and
remove themselves from danger.
The ABA toolkit includes a
guide for teachers that features
potential classroom activities for
raising awareness of the issue and
starting dialogues about the prob-
lem, wallet-sized cards with the
National Domestic Violence Hot-
line number listed and a DVD
where teens share their personal
accounts of abusive relationships.
The kit and more information
about Teen Dating Violence
Awareness and Prevention Week
is available online at http://. For
help, call the National Domestic
Violence Hotline at (800) 799-
SAFE (800) 799-7233 or (80)-787-
3224 (ITY).
A list of the Florida schools that
received toolkits is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/web
files.nsf/WF/MRAY-6LMTN7/$file/
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Brighton Seminole Field Day and Festival on Friday. The festival, off SR721 in Glades
County, continues today. The festival rodeo starts at 3 p.m.


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Alligator wrestling
Paul Simmons demonstrated alligator wrestling at the Brighton Seminole Field Day and
Festival on Friday. The festival and rodeo continued Saturday and Sunday.


Spring is in the air, but watch out for changing temps


OKEECHOBEE A tropical
paradise can be the ultimate in a
landscape desire for Floridians.
Enjoying the sunny skies and
warm temperatures while Yankees
shiver and shovel their driveways
seems a fulfilling reward for mak-
ing the decision to live in the South,
- despite an occasional hurricane or
two.
But, every 10 years or so, we get
chilling temperatures so cold that
we wonder if we really do live in
the Sunshine State. According to
Central Florida FYN Agent Teresa
Watkins, Florida does not have dra-
matic seasonal temperature drops,
which allows plants to go into dor-
mancy slowly like they do up
north:
We can see the thermometer
* read 80 degrees one day and 30
degrees the next morning. So far
this winter, we have experienced
several frosts, and a drive through
Okeechobee reflects these visits by


Jack Frost. It does not bode well for
many landscapes. Damaged tropi-
cal vegetation on large specimens
of bananas, hibiscus, jasmine
hedges, taro plants, and garden
perennials can be seen all over.
You can use tropical and sub-
tropical plants in your landscape,
but if they are not protected during
critical cold weather, they will suf-
fer. Using plastic or leaving cloth
directly on the leaves will still leave
your landscape vulnerable to
freezes, and is not recommended.
Insulating with frost blankets made
just for that reason will ensure your
investment will survive the occa-
sional cold snaps.
But spring will soon be in the air
and ugly brown leaves look terri-
ble! What should you do? When
can you being to clean up your
yard?
The urge to take your shears
and chop all the dead vegetation
off is almost impossible to resist.


But the best management practice
is to leave the damaged leaves on
until the danger of frost has passed,
usually late February mid March.
Pruning off the dead foliage and
stems stimulates new growth and
could possibly subject the reviving
plant to even more stress if we
have another cold snap.
If you must take the damaged
leaves off, do not cut into the green
stems. That will encourage the
plant to remain dormant until the
warm weather has arrived. Leave
green leaves on the plant to assure
adequate photosynthesis during
the recovery state.
Tropical shrubs and plants may
take months to show signs of life
again. Be patient and allow the
plant to recuperate. To help revive
your landscape after the threat of
frost is over, focus on proper water-
ing and pruning!
Watering more often is not a
good way to revive your landscape,


and can actually promote root rot
and other plant diseases to an
already stressed Florida yard.
Depending on your soil and plant
type, watering once a week in the
wintertime and every three to four
* days in the summertime is usually
adequate.
As for pruning, it may be diffi-
cult for you to cut back severely on
your damaged plants, but it's the
best way to remove dead wood
and promote healthy new growth.
Most plants will recover much
more quickly and grow bushier
and more compact.
To know if your plant survived
the frost, check it by scraping a
small area of tissue. If you see
greenish or moist light colored tis-
sue, your plant is still alive. Cold
injury may appear as a lack of
spring bud break on a portion or
all of the plant, or as an overall
weak appearance. If it has not
sprouted new growth by April,


chances are it did not survive. Cold
injured wood under the bark
would show black or brown.
Prune these branches below the
point of discoloration.
Palm trees are very often dam-
aged in the wintertime, but some-
times take months to show the full
effect. Queen palms and pygmy
date palms are often affected by
cold temperatures. Cold weather
slows down the growth of palms,
reducing root activity. Low tem-
peratures weaken tropical plants
to the point where a disease can
kill them. Severe cold damage
from frost or freezing tempera-
tures destroys plant tissues and
may severely reduce water con-
duction in the trunk for years.
Considering a new tropical
plant? Be sure to ask your nursery
owner what the hardiness zone is
for your new plant; our zone is 9b,
which means we get temperatures
as low as 25 degrees each winter.


You can't fool Mother Nature forev-
er, so choose the right plant for the
right place.
Try our state tree, the Cabbage
palm. Cabbage palms are hardy all
the way up to North Carolina, so
small dips in the freezing temps
should not be an issue. Providing
nutrients in the form of fertilizers
should be done in the springtime
when temperatures warm up.
A general 16-4-8 fertilizer for
your lawns and ornamentals
should be applied late in February
or early March. Citrus palms and
acid-loving ornp--._icals will
respond to appropriate applica-
tions of specialty fertilizers after the
danger of frost has passed. '
Taking care of plants and lawn
affected by our sudden winters
doesn't have to be a lot of work. If
you prepare them properly in
advance, -you will give your land-
scape a greater chance to survive.


Fresh Florida cabbage is now in season; is good for you


These are heady days at Flori-
fda's farmers' markets Cabbage
Season is here, and the markets are
brimming with it cool, crisp,
and fresh. If you've never tried field-
fresh cabbage, now is your chance
to laste the noticeable difference.
Picked just hours before you buy it,
it is remarkably crunchy and sweet.
Florida's cabbage season runs
from November through April,
with production peaking around
St. Patrick's Da.. The season is
essential ly over as soon as the heat
kicks in, usually in early May.,


Nearly all the cabbage grown in
Florida consists of hybrid .Mvi i- s
of green cabbage, with red vari-
eties making up less than 1 percent
of production. According to Dr.
Chad Hutchinson of the University
of Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Research
Farm in Hastings, the most com-
mon cabbage variety grown in
Florida is a standard green cabbage
called Bravo. Dr. Hutchinson
describes the flavor as "peppery,"
not too hot but not too mild.
"Bravo can handle the ups and


downs in temperature that Florida da was the fourth-largest producer
experiences at this time, qof year," of fresh-market cabbage in the,
b r. Hutchinson saia. c.c' ers like 'nation.
it because of its consistency in p,. "The Hastings area produces
duction. It's an older variety that two of our most beloved staple
has stood the test of time." foods, the cabbage and the pota-
The Hastings area, near St. to," said Florida Agriculture Com-
Augustine, is Florida's principal missioner Charles H. Bronson.
cabbage-producing region, with "Cabbage is mildly flavored, inex-
4,000 acres currently in produc- pensive, and satisfying, so it's no
tion. Substantial commercial wonder it's been a favorite for gen-
acreage is also found in Manatee erations. It's an old standby that's
County, in west-central Florida, and only becoming more popular as
small cabbage farms are sprinkled people begin to learn how nutri-
throughout the state. In 2003, Flori- tious it is."


Ca.:bbag:e is lou inealories, free
-of sco..iuni ad tut, and rich in fiber
and vitamin C. It contains iron, cal-
cium, and potassium, along with
beneficial phytochemicals that
may inhibit the growth of breast,
stomach, and colon cancers. Cab-
bage soothes ulcers and improves
digestion.

"When selecting cabbage," Dr.
Hutchinson said, "look for a nice,
firm head. Size isn't important, but
the outer wrapper leaves should be
green and not wilted. This shows
the cabbage is fresh and hasn't


been sitting around for too long." ,
Whole heads are preferable to
bags of pre-shredded product since
cabbage begins to lose vitamin C
as soon as it's cut. Keeping cab-
bage cold and uncut is the best
way to help it retain its flavor and
healthy vitamins. When storing
cabbage, place it whole and
unwashed in a plastic bag in the
refrigerator. Don't wash cabbage
until you're ready to use it. Then,
remove the tough outer leaves, cut
the head into pieces, and rinse
them under running water.


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STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
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BOSTON Terrier, female,
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Pre-employment Drug Testing,
Background screening/fingerprinting
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CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Seeks office help for project in Clewiston. Must be
proficient with Excel, multi-tasker, organizational & phone
skills. Payroll/timesheet exp. preferred. Drug screen req'd.
Fax: 210-662-1662,
e-mail: recruiting@cccgroupinc.com
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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 driver's 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.
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.



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, vacation, 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, mecinico y ayudante mecinico con various
niveles de experiencia. Entrenamiento esta disponible. Sitio
libre de drogas. Pago a segrin experiencia. Planes,
medico/dental/visi6n, 401K plan de retire, pago de vaca-
ciones y dias feriados, mds otros beneficios.
Aplique en persona op llame por una cita a (863) 675-
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FARMWORKER COUNSELOR (Employment
Counselor/Job Trainer), $15.29/hr. Belle Glade Of-
fice; must travel to WPB as needed. Provides di-
rect client services and counseling in a
farmworker educational training program. Re-
quires BS/BA and 1 yr. exp. in employment coun-
seling or related social services/job training (i.e.,
unemployment counseling) OR AS/AA and 3 yrs.
related exp. Prefer exp. working with the migrant
farmworker population (specify amt. of time)
teaching adults. Visit www.pbcgov.com for de-
tailed job description and employment appl. Sub-
mit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 pm 3/3/06 to Palm Beach County HR,
50 S. Military Trail #210, West Palm Beach, FL
33415 Fax 561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)

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 @ 863-983-1408 x532
for more details.

BRANCH SPECIALIST-GLADES AREA
SThe American Red Cross has an opening for a Branch Special-
ist in our Glades Area branch. This position is responsible
forthe daily operations of branch office and community out-
reach. Should be comfortable speaking to community
groups, become a certified CPR Instructor and assist with
disaster emergency response. Bi-lingual a plus.
Excellent benefits package.
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the psychological/physical needs of youth. Medical
office experience or medical terminology preferred.
Fax resume to 863-983-1405 or call 863-983-1400 for
more information.
EOE/DFWP

Case managers needed
Community Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) is seek-
ing full time case managers to assist families 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 longterm 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 bachelors 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.

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 period. 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
8-1Oa.m. at our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to
line up an interview time. Directions to our facility will be giv-
en to you at that time.



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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CORRECTIONAL
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Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging and exciting
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LPN'S
NEEDED
ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR
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setting. Must have 4 year degree.
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in a related field.
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South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


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


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

Wal-Mart is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

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

Equal Opportunity Employer


ENJOY OUTSTANDING BENEFITS,
EXCELLENT PAY,

AND A FUN PLACE TO WORK


Server
Tad Clerk
Housekeeper
Players Club
Security Officer
Poker Brush
Chef


$5.50 plus grats
$21.00 avg. w/grats
$8.00/hour
$10.00/hour
$10.00/hour
$8.00/hour
Salaried


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
.1100 Fox Lane, Moore Haven
Thomas Grinding, Inc.

Wanted: Plumbers/Plumber
Helpers/Service Tech. Call
for appointment
(863)675-1155



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

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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CITY OF CLEWISTON
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Secretary Recreation Dept. (Youth
Center) Various and routine secretarial
work. Supervise activities at Youth Cen-
ter. Good typing and telephone skills re-
quired. High School diploma or GED
required. Requires working Saturday af-
ternoons. Applications may be picked up
from Marilyn McCorvey, City Hall, 115
W. Ventura Ave. Position is open till
filled. EOE/DFWP

Dispatcher Police Dept. Receive
complaints and dispatch police, animal
control and/or fire units as needed. Main-
tain various logs and reports; provide as-
sistance in records as necessary.
Experience preferred, but will train. High
school diploma or GED required. Must be
willing and able to work shift work, week-
ends ad holidays. EOE DFWP
I
Perfect opportunity for civic
minded individuals and volunteers.
Become a Local Coordinator
* Find host families and supervise international high
school students.
* Work with high schools and community groups.
* Earn companion for each student placed.
International travel rewards, work from home
and make your own hours.*
Support and training are provided.
Call Kelly at 800-322-4678, ext. 5164 or
e-mail cover letter and resume to
kquigley@aifs.com or fax to 203-399-5463
Visit www.academicyear.org to learn more.


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Brands, Soda, Snack, Pastry,
Water, Juices, Great Equip-
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Financing Available
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
fense Felonies...Misdemean-
ors, State or Federal
Charges, Parole...Probation,
DUI...Traffic Tickets, Bond
Reduction. PRIVATE ATTOR-
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DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
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800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


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


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,
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 5'30
Clothing 565
Coins, Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television..Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 74-10




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,.
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT for Mo-
bile Home 3.5 ton, 5y/o, In-
nertherm, $350
(863)447-2130
SHARP ROOM AIR COND-
with remote control, uses
110V, asking $100
(863)675-0104


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


NORITAKE CHINA- Pattern:
Mystery #198 Really Beau-
tiful II, 58 pieces, w/2 large
serving platters, sugar bowl,
& gravy boat. Will ship.
Great buy at $450 !!!
(302)674-4149 Delaware


CONVECTION OVEN w/stand.
Brand new. Never been used.
*$999 or best offer.
(561)992-4838
ELECTRIC STOVE, Whirlpool,
2 yrs. old, white, asking $75
or best offer.
(863)675-0107/675-2234
STOVE- self cleaning, good
condition, $125
(863)675-2627



MICROWAVE- Tappan, with
clock works good, $25 or
best offer (863)675-0104



SHED- 12'x8', Vinyl side. Good
shape Only $325.
(863)675-8937
STORAGE SHED- Rubbermaid,
Large. $75. (863)674-0963


BICYCLES- 1 mens like new
cond. $60 (863)357-3779


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$4200. 25x30 $5800. 30x40
$9200. 40x60 $14,900. Ex-
tensive range of sizes and
models. Front end optional.
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METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
ROOF OVER PANS-(54) alum,
13ft, $200 firm for all
(863)467-7953


TOYBOX, Little Tykes Black
Tire, matches Nascar theme,
new in box, $50.
(863)902-3311 ext. 525


WEDDING GOWN- w/veil &
headpiece, pearls/sequins,
long train, size 11-12, $300
(561)985-8145


ASSORTED BASEBALL/FOOT-
BALL & BASKETBALL
CARDS- Approx 400-500
$400. (863)357-0125
ELVIS COLLECTIBLES- Many
items, Mint condition, Will
sacrifice $300.
(863)467-0627
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$400 neg. 863)763-8943
HOCKEY CARDS, (50), Wayne
Gretzky, inserts incl., book
value $150, asking $25
(863)674-0564
OIL PAINTING- 16x20 "Sinking
Boat", damaged by Hurricane
Erin, sunk by Hurricane Opal
$100 (863)763-0634
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 $175 (302)674-4149
Delaware. Will ship


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 $175 (302)674-4149
Delaware. Will ship



DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Pentium III Win. XP, Word,
Games, $150.
(866)855-0158
LASER PRINTER, Xerox, $50.
(863)467-5400
PRINTER- Brand new, Used
less than a week, Canon PIX-
MA ip1600 w/ c/d & info,
$25 (863)674-0564


DRAFTING TABLE & CHAIR-
30x42 w/slide, like new $60
(863)824-0835


BED, Little Tykes Country Cot-
tage Dolihouse, girls, twin,
incl. mattress & boxspring,
$250. (863)902-3311 x525
BED, Little Tykes Red Racing
Nascar, boys, twin, w/built in
toybox under "hood", $250.
(863)902-3311, ext. 525
Captains Bed, twin, Solid
wood, 6 drawers under-'
neath. W/mattress. Like new.
$225 (863)634-2582
CHINA- Mahogany, 34" glass
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. 863-467-5800.
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS-
wicker, glass, $50
(561)704-3690
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
black & white 6' tall, 3' wide,
glass shelves, lighted two
pieces. $150 (863)763-0625
FULL SIZED BED, mattress
and box spring with rails,
$75 (304)582-2116
RECLINER large, leather,
hunter green, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6346
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Raulerson Hospital is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.


Okeechobee
Lak6 Okechobec


LIFT CHAIR RECLINER- dark
blue, mint condition, orig
$1200 asking $350
(863)824-0739
LIVING ROOM TABLES, 2 end
and 1 coffee, glass top, ex-
cel. cond. $.100 neg.
(863)467-5400
RECLINER- green, like new,
asking $150 or best offer
(863)824-0739
SOFA Tan 7ft long and
brown, & blue pin stripe
queen sleeper sofa, $150
(239)822-3134
SOFA- 2yrs old, wine colored,
with recliners at each end.
$300 (863)675-0777.
SOFAS (2) like new 76" long,
firm support, $500 will sell
separate (863)467-0670



GOLF CLUBS (22) comes with
golf bag, good cond., all
that's missing is putter $30
neg (863)763-4849
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, $135.
(863)946-3123
YAMAHA GOLF CART, Batter-
ies new 6/05, $1400 or best
offer (863)357-2709 lv mes-
sage


COLT COMBAT. COMMAND-
ER- 80 series, 45 cal, 4 1/2
bbl, never fired, $1250
(937)215-0307
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, Pump Flite-
King Deluxe Rib. $300 or trade
for pistol, (772)461-8822



DUMB BELL SET- with rack,
$40 (863)467-5299
WEIGHT BENCH- $10
(863)467-5299


PATIO BAR- with 6 chairs,
pewter colors, wrought iron
frame, ceramic tile top, exc
cond. $500 (863)467-4253
PATIO SET, white with glass
top & 4 chairs. Wrought Iron.
$125 or best offer
(304)582-2116
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.
$875. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$100. (863)467-2267
WHEEL CHAIR- Extra large, up
to 500lbs, asking $100
(239)657-2427 Angel
WHEELCHAIR- Folds, Good
condition. $100.
(863)467-2267
WHEELCHAIRS, good shape
oversized, new, $250.
863-357-8788, leave phone

WHEELCHAIRS, regular adult
size $175. 863-357-8788,
leave phone #.


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-
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BAY COLT- 2yrs old, 13.3
hands Good youth English
prospect. $800.
(863)675-2106 aft 8pm
Tennessee Walker/Appaloosa
Gelding,red reoan, gaited,
15.2 hands, 15 yrs. old,
$1100. (239)353-7517



LAWN CART- Pull behind, tilt-
ing, $50 (954)629-3257
LAWN EDGER- Briggs & Strat-
ton, gas engine, $40
(954)629-3257
MURRAY Riding mower 18hp
automatic drive Needs some
work belt $200 or best offer,
runs (863)357-2709
RIDING MOWER- Murray, 42"
cut, hydrostatic transmission
$600 (863)763-8548


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www.theseminolecasino.com
or mail or fax resume to:
Seminole Casino, HR Dept., 506 S. 1st St.,
Immokalee, FL 34142
Fax (239) 658-8289 Phone: 1-800-218-0007

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EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com.
MEAT SAW, Hobart: In good
condition. $950 or best offer.
(561)992-4838
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
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ELECTRIC PIANO- Korg P80,
LIKE NEW, a steal at $800
or best offer (863)763-3229.
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $275. (863)673-3860
GUITAR, Harmony Stella, Par-
lor style late 40s- 50s. Excel-
lent condition. Asking $250.
(863)467-0627
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
CHIHUAHUA, Toy puppy,
Shots current, Health Cert.
$350. (863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, great dis-
position. $100
(863)357-3026.
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- color-
ful, shots, wormed, $250
(239)340-8503
SHEPHERD MIX- female,
1 1/2, asking $50 or best
offer (863)697-6618
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, 11
wks. old. Sweet & Lovable.
ACA Registered. $500. Good
home only. (863)467-6984
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.



WATER SOFTENER- Atlantic,
Used approx. 5 yrs, $300
(863)467-5601 ask for Paul



DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
NOW! For the NEW Kayak
Pool! The On-Ground Pool
with In-Ground Features!
Unique Opportunity. SAVE
$$. Call (866)348-7560
FREE ESTIMATES! Financ-
ing.
HOT TUB- Eclipse, Chemicals
& cover included. $1000.
(863)674-0963


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
PITCHING MACHINE- digital
read out, for softballs or
baseballs, good cond $500
(863)697-1341


GENERATOR- new, $375 firm,
(772)201-8932
HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used, $2000 (863)467-5756
Wheelbarrow & 2hp Air com-
pressor $75 will separate
(863)467-7792


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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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
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Thursday, February 23, 2006


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RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
2BR, 1BA w/ detached Sugarland Circle 3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BA home, detached PIONEER
$162,000 garage w/ guest suite on 2BR, 2BA MH 2.5 ac. $89,900
3BR, 1 1/2 BA and12.80 ac. Call fordetails VACANTLAND
efficency $131,0A aCBS Tri-Plex Unit1 4BR, VACANT LAND
efficiency $131,000 2BAUnit22BR, lBAUnit3 5acresPioneer $125,000
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BR, 1 BA $279,000 8 Monutra Lots Available
$314,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) 5 ac. Ladeca $169,900 on
$31 0 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) Canopy Lane
3B ry $150K
3 $19 ,15 COMMERCIAL
4BR .idgewood MOBILE HOMES Bin24 s
4BR, 3bL dgewood4BR/2BA 2003 DWVIH Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
$410,000 with 30'x50' metal building 27 100'xlOO' $550,000
3BR, 2BA with study and 2.16 acres $259,900 Commericial Building 75'x120'
on US 27 Call Ior Details
pool. New Subdivision MOORE HAVEN on US 27 Call Fr Details
$375,000 3BR, 1BA CBS 3 lots In IPd=,lV/ +
31A 2efCLot $162,000 10
$19 2BR, 2BA workshop, river Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.


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her 4 t iext Lovely Lot for sale, 954 Gerace Court,
ID 3 '' "d 1-ai $155K Moore Haven, $40,000
Brand new CBS 3/2 most appliances incl. Nice Lot in Lakeport on 11260 Click
943 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven, $168,375 Drive, $24,000
Lovell 3/2 Home on 3 Lots, 414 Avenue Moor av
0, Moore Haven. $224,900 Single Family Home 669 Park Avenue,
Large Lot. 1 city Limits, Moore Haven, Moore Haven $245,000
Just reduced from $93,000 to $87,000 Singlewide Mobile Home, 400 Pine
New Model Home. 3/2, Yacht Club, crest, Moore Haven $55,000
Moore Haven, $152,750 Doublewide Mobile Home, 921 Yacht
CS oPaiftW jj ,&Moore Club Way, Moore Haven $132,750
Haven, $63,000 Moore Haven River Gardens lots start-
Lot for sale, 1/4 acre tract, Moore Haven, ing at $38,000
$25000"Coming Soon" RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre
$25,000 tracts, River view quiet community close
Beautiful Lot for sale, 956 Watson Way, to lake call for details. Homes by Brian
Moore Haven $45,000 Sullivan NO REALTORS PLEASE!!


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MUST SEE To ApPRECIATE, ExDrA LOT INCLUDED,
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700 S. Main St
LaBelle, FL 33935
Southern 63/675-4500
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THE COMMERCIAL L.OCAnoN OF
A UI.IFlME! located at the busy
traffic light intersection :of


dclse to Pionee $17,000/acre
* lndil Hills.2 Honmesites -
$99,000
* Montnua. 1 /4 Acre. 550 N
V'lia S. $32,000
* Monitrat 4:[O N iUriiti Stieet.
clewted Cl oal Corner ot.
$38,500
* Paved Road. 312 Hunlting Cluh
Ave. Moniura Int. $50,000
* Pioneer: 725 Swcciter Ave. 2
i/2 Acres. High & Din
Secluded. $69,000
* Pioneer: 2 1/2 Acres. Motivated
Seller! $69,950
* PitinLer: 4055 22nd Strect,.
$69,950
* Pioneer; 2 +/- Acr s,
Grccnwt i K)d FrOesi Ar.a. Fi[ ius
on Hfendry lstes Blvd. $75,000
* Pitmcr 2 i/2 Acres. 3 Aslipiint
iracts. $79,900 Each
* Pioneer i 1/2 Are Gieertwtodi
Forest HIonlesitec o ilpaved
Hendry Isles Blvd. 180,000
* I'ioieer: 51!2023rd Stireet 2 1/2
Acres. $85,000
* Pioneer: (Greemood Fortest 2
+/- A'C:' wooded Cortlur Lot.
$95,000
* Piotcer: 405 425 Wildwtid
Ave 5 ;Arcs/2 Hoine.sites.
$150,000
* Pioneer: 4450 Pionecr 23rd St.
Secid ed. 'As Is" Mobie.
$1600n'0


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3 Bdrsoot 2Baths, Soakime Mao; usaVaztNnw me rui ol
Laq Smied orch2 litrago sheds weleicltiriaicey L1,scdtped,
A MUST SEEt$1339DO Readytato oe i.Offeredsat $40,000


RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
MOORE HAVEN
-Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $ 119000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
* Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom
addition, great views $130,000
ACRFAGA LAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available Call for Details
* 160 Acres offHendry Isles Blvd
$25,000 per acre


MONTURA
* Wooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Jinete $48,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
Reduced to $59,000
Estribo off of Horse Club
$50,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
HIGHLL4NDS COUNTY
-80 Acres w/ great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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River Front, Key Wert
style stilt home on oversize
on Caloosahatchee River
$325,000

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Luan B.
Walker

63-677-1010


CBS New Construction Only .l. 9 avail-
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave.,
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy
old when you can get Brand New?
No Other Listing compares to this North
Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba home, 2
car garage, Tile through out, New alu-
minum roof, Hurricane shutters, Irrigation
System, Move in turn key Pristine Clean
Now Reduced $259,900
New Listing! 2bd/2ba home located in
Pioneer Plantation sits on 7.5 acres. It
has a front porch 'and beautiful oak
tress. Call Luan for more information!
Acreage in Pioneer Plantation (4) 2.5
Acre Tracts
1. Tampa Ave This property is fenced
and hasnn at tda which
include aO Af-40 ft.
tall treasured Sable Palms.
2. 155 Union Ave. This property is
secluded, heavily wooded w/ native Pine,
Oak an6l8A& V*jg #jj freely
and the quietness of these woods: Is awe-
some.
3. Sweetwater Ave. This property has
many beautiful trees that Include wild
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an
abundant of.wildlife.
4.195 Union Ave, This property is
untouched and very private. Heavily wood-
ed witSSJ Et fU W ed by
Florida's native Wildlife.

Sam J.
Walker

863.677.1013

MonturaTracts, I UstShow and Sell 1.25
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointments
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in
Montur .
Pionee 9i 2.5
acres @ $249.9
10 Ac d. @
$299K K f i
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood
Home on a beautiful X. acre. The
property has a,24x30 shop with
office listed at $174.0K Call for an
appointment today!
New Listing! 2003 4/2 Doublewide
on 2.16 acres. Property features a
second mobile home, large steel
building and storage sheds and has
substantial potential


B Glenn A.
Smith

863-983-3508

1) Home Improvement Business! Established
Home impr ement business and conenience store
on2.5 aces.Fullyequippedand pemitd cafe readyto
be opened. Loaded near the Clubhouse in Montura
Rand. All fumiture, fixtures, equipment and imentmy
induded.Beyourwnboss!!CallforGlenn@677-1441
fbr more information. MLS#t 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral. Ceilings.
Large open kitchen and formal dining room.
Large rear deck with built in bbq and gazebo.
Must see at $124;900 MLS# 200540984
3) ReducedI 4 bedroom/2 bahoar 2400 sqft-
mobile home in Moore Haen. Home was new in '04.
Slit floor plan Cathedral ceilings, large open kitchen
with isndBeautifulhomereduced forquicksale Must
see @$129,900IMLS#200521690
4) Reduced" .la1l M
Mustsee@ $70,000MLS#200521640
5)'05 Homes of Merit 3 Bediroo/2 Bath home on
aman -
newwhentiois isonly$134,900 MIS#200514068
6) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your new
home $59,900 MLS# 200512627
7) Land Holl Beautiful 10 acre parcel located on
Al Don Farming Rd. Just A mile off of Highway
80. Just a short ride from Labelle and Ft. Myers.
High and dry and waiting for your new home.
$299,900 MLS# 200533528
8) New Listing!l 2.5 acres in Pioneer
Plantation. Great location-just 1 Block
south of Tampa on Hendry Isles Blvd.
Property will not last long at $74,900
MLS# 200614840


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798

Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2
bathroom home with large

,also. is
oca cal
ele me
and call I would love to show
this home to you. This home
is being offered at
$149,900.

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


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Sarah A.
Williams

863-228-6867

1) New Listing!! 8 Acres in Montura
Ranch7 buildable lots-4 @1.25 acres
and 3i I ment
with r eand
Hacien aJ joMLS#
200602389
2) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS ho e ov r walking
distanc g m Lake
$259,90 MLS 2052 98
3) Montura Ranch Estates Large
Home 0 acres.
Locate Je on
Hacien s t will
not la _.- ..K MLS#
200528863
4) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath pMr n t i Very
Must s,900
MLS# 200514439
5) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 wooded
acres on Riviera. Listed at $84,900
MLS# 200604536
6) Pior fft ariiaA priced
for quick sale. Partially cleared and
listed at $124,900 MLS# 200603592
7)Your Home Here!! Call the
Smith/Williams team!! Let us show
you how we can market your home to
over 6 million potential buyers a
month!!

Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

Great starter home or invest-
men~ tura
Ran 4/2
split: / be
just for
Start your New Year off right
with country living at its best.
1.25 ac., priced to sell at only
$89,900.

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

Sugar Realty is proud
to announce our spon-
sorship of the 2006
Miss Sugar Pageant

Call for more
information!


I Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
;Se Hablh Espanol
Looking for the impossible? Opportunity
seldom knocks twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach/ Hendry County line. Over
937 feet on US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K Don't let
this one get away!
One of a kind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home
on Del Monte. Almost 3500 sq. ft. under
air. Caged pool & Spa with poolside
kitchen. Separate office building with half
bath. Could easily be converted to a 4 or 5
bedroom home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New Construction in
Growing Area. Build Your Dream
Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on the
pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, @$60K
each
MUSE
Absolutely Perfect for your dream
home. 20 Fenced Acres w/ pond. Lots
of 10 year old pines w/ some oaks.
Priced below recent sales. Will Go
Fast! Only $409,900.00


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
road, tenant occupied,fenced, new
septic @ $124,900
1.25 ac IMPROVED FREE home with
purchase of land, single-wide MH
offered @ $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
New Listing! 2bd/1 ba on huge
lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all
offers. Seller Motivated $1 65K
Montura Lots many to choose
from starting @ $39.9K

New Listing! Montura Ranch
Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home.
Located on paved road. Very clean,
Fenced, All appliances included.
Get it while you can! Won't Last
Long! $107.7K


Marshall
R. Berner

863;228.3265




1)Floors, New Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence,
BiOne Back Yard. Don't Miss On This Great




3) Reduced Fq.i.-chkiale: 1.09 Acres.
Fe2bd/2bncea MH Distance




$60K.PotenK.
2) W.Ventura 2bd/lba. in Brand New
Condition Ready to Move in. Hard wood
Floors, New Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence,

Pines. Hg BackYard. Don't Miss On This Great



DeaFloor Plan. Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
3) Reduced .e: 1.09 Acres.
2bd/2ba Moore Haven Yacht Clubking Distance
From Mary L Reduce Reduced to
$60K.
6) New Listing! in 3bd/2ba MH in oeMRE o

Pines. Home is Very Spacious With Great
Floor Plan. Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5) Moore Haven Yacht Club 2bd/2ba MH
w/extra lot, *Included in Purchase Price*
Partially furnished & Squeaky Clean! 55 &
older community. Reduced to $129,900
for quick sale.

6) New Listing in Flaghole!

hard wood floors throughout. Recently
remodeled 5ft. fence around propertywith
pole barn in backyard. Get your hands on
this beauty for $169.5K


Jerry W.


Smith

561-261-3444

30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare
combination of seclusion in a natural
setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Call me for vacant land. Lots or
acreage.
2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and
fenced $92K
2.5 Acres in Montura going @& $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura going @ $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer going @ $1 79.9K
Bring the kids & dog! This is a
big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home,
pool & fenced $319,000.00
New Development! Call me for
sky valley lots.
Handy man's special! Bring your
tools. Located in Moore Haven
an As Is frame house going for
$65K


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
REDUCED! YOU MUST SEE TODAY!
Tell your wife to quit looking around
because you have found the perfect
place located on a quiet street in
Country Side Meadows, Moore Haven.
Double-Wide 3 bedroom 2 bathroom
mobile home features a garden tub in
master bath, formal living room, and
family room, and it even has a fenced
yard with lots of trees.
MOO! There's room for a contented cow,
pigs, goi !cTacres
in onMM H is
include it~ii place
for living. Available for only $105,000.00
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
Bd disaster! Fix It Up and it may just
be livable. Anyway, you can buy this
doublewide mobile home in Seminole
Manor for not much more than the lot
value at $39.9K

Looking for peace & quiet? Step into
this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile home
located in MRE. Home features formal
living room and separate family room
with a fireplace. Garden tub in master
bedroom only $152K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide mobile
mental AcJ1l hool.
Home itand
new flooring. Located in Seminole
Manor you can't pass this up @ only
$79.9K!


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2262
New Listing! Established
commercial upholstery
business and property
$250K

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

New Listing! 1.25 Acre Lot
located in Montura Ranch
Estates going @ $45K

As a new home owner and
full time resident of
Clewiston it will be my
pleasure to assist you with
your commercial.and resi-
dential real estate needs.
With over 30 years of land,
home & commercial prop-
erty sales experience I am
looking forward to serving
the business and residen-
tial community.


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Thursday, February 23, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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


Rentals



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









-Build To Suit~

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area







Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060t
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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


MOBILE HOME LOTS Need a few more bucks
For Sale to purchase something
Shiv Island & Pahokee deer? Pick up some
(561)996-4524 extra bucks when you
I sell your used Items in
Mobie Home- I- the classifeids.
nost important 'psIhcB
MOBILE HOME STEPS- 5: s I3
steps, fiberglass w/rails, 40"
Syour y height $250 (863)763-7460 FOUR WHEELERS 2) w/hel-
met, 50cc, & 70cc, 2

m e spent reading Saleo0t2s (863)697-8831
l f Mas de 40 trails san- POLARIS PREDATOR'03
o r0cc, has motor work,
tour child from clas in envertario. Listas $4000(561)798-3674
St a n* propidad; Bajo encunche T .aliles3
h to nine, y baja pago de Mensu-
Sto age ninaledad. Llamme para TERRY- '80, 30ft, Need lots of
work. Good hunting trailer.
mas information. $1000. or best offer
(863)234-9804. (863)634-2915


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Eagle's Nest


Estates A'

A secluded, private -
ranch subdivision CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
offering beautiful L I NC TY R
vistas of pristine Modular/Models. From $79,900 & up,
natural habitat. .. 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
Offered in combinable 406ac Tracts for discerning your land as down payment. Financing
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts, available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available. MOBILE HOME & LAND '93
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acres, detached garage, 2 SITES Own a private moun- Jet kil 3015
sheds, Sunsetter awning, tain retreat. Gated riverfront NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres Marine AcceJet is 3020
wood deck, Ig alum car port, community. Stunning moun- on mountain top in gated ManAccessellaneous 3020
on public water, near fish tain views. 1 to 8 acres from community, view, trees, wa- Marine Msallno 3025
eating creek. $139,900, the $60s. Four-season cli- terfall & large public lake Motorcycles 3030
Call Frank (954)347-5604 mate. Call (866)292-5762. nearby, paved private ac- Sport Vehicles./ATVs3035
Bear River Lodge, cess, $119,500 owner
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, Modern (866) 7899- 85355
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$135,000 537 E. Ventura NC MOUNTAINS. Homes, feet of magnificent frontage (863)227-3687
Owner/Realtor (863)228-0221 Cabins, Acreage & Invest- on Battery Creek in Beaufort, BASS BOAT- 16'9" Challenger,
or (863)805-0066 ments. Cherokee Mountain SC. Offering deep waterfront 140 Evnude, w/trr trollnger,
Realty GMAC Real Estate, dockable, tidal creek and pri- 140 Evinmuch to list $2500
l:IiltIii Murphy www.cherokee- vacy wooded lots starting mtr, too much to list $2500 (863)467-4646
11|JIII3lJllllllk[IIlJkIf mountainrealty.com Call for from $59,900 Call firm (863)467-4646
MOORE HAVEN 33471 Free Brochure (877)929-2837. BASS BOAT, 17 Ft., Dynatrak,
TOP LO(800)841-5868 North Carolina Gated Lake- Mhade byP Ebb-TideinGood
TOP LOCATION EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUN- front Community 1.5 acres $5500. (863)467-2253
Will Divide TAIN HOMESITES Gated plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
lakeside community. 1 to 5 Never before offered with BASS BOAT: Dynatrak 1988,
City block nextto court- acre wooded and lake view 20% pre-development dis- 15 Ft., 50 hp Yamaha 0/B.
house, government center, sites from the $40s. Planned counts, 90% financing. Call Tennessee Trailer. $3200.
high school, 500 feet on US amenities. Minutes from (800)709-5253. (217)825-8229
#27, Idealfor Bank, Fast Chattanooga. Call today OCALA/ ORLANDO, FLORIDA CHEENOE, 15 Ft. on Trailer
Food, Law, Medical, Retail, (866)292-5769 Gates of the AREA. $15,000 DISCOUNT. 7.5 Merc. Like new. $1800.
Realtor, Insurance, etc. river 1.7- 21 Acres from (863)517-2077 LaBelle.
Call owner-Pat Grand Opening! Wright's $149,900. Rolling hills, FORCE OB 85- 15hp LOW-
8- 673-5071 Creek, located in the Florida views, trails. Only 2 miles- FORCEOB 85- 0"12 $250
iijM panhandle. 3*acres, from 1-75. Discount ends 2/28. ER UNIT, 20", $250
$27,900. Waterfront lots B r o k er / 0 w ner. (863)467-5736
Find it fast Sell it sooner from $49,900. (352)330-0022. JON BOAT- 12ft, V bottom, w/
in the lassifieds (86!6)888-7332, ext. 12. TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RE- trailer$300 (863)763-8415
tiHORSE FARM LIQUIDATION TREATS Newly released Lowes 1991 Boat & Trailer,
Prpety 100 20 acres- $59,900 Lush lakefront, wooded and 2002 Merc. 75hp 4 stroke,
pastures, beautiful trout mountain view sites. 5 to 50 $7,000 16 Linda Road Buck
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White- stream, spectacular upstate estate acres from the Head Ridge.
tail, Buffalo, Wild Boar Our NY setting! Ideal summer $39,990. 90 minutes to
season: now-3/31/06. Guar- home site! Terms avail! Call Nashville. Don't miss the Sports Boat, 10'5", Mercury
anteed license, $5.00 tro- now! (877)909-5263 sunsets over the lake! Call WaterMouth & trailer,
phy in two days. No- www.upstateNYland.com (866)339-4966. Eagles $2,500. (863)612-0159
Game/No-Pay policy. Days LAND AUCTION 200idge. STARTER- for Force OB mo-
314)209-9800; evenings Must be Sold! Low Down / The Perfect Recreational / In- tor $75 (863)467-5736
(314)293-0610. E-Z Financing Free Catalog vestment Tract 851 Acres in THUNDERBIRD BOWRIDER-
,Los- l .. (800)937-1603 Beautiful South Georgia Of- 65hp Evinrude & trailer.
WWW.LANDAUCTION.COM fearing Divided or As a Whole Runs Excellent $1800
Contact PeachState at (863)763-3451
Port LaBelle, 2 vacant bldg. Large Mtn.'Land Bargains, (866)300-7653 Visit 6 3
or investment lots- 80x125, High Elevation. Adjoins Pris- www.rubuyingreales- WANTED BOAT TRAILER for
Moss Circle or Hob Court. tine State Forest, 20+ AC to tate.com GAL 2550 20ft Pontoon (863)467-8567
New homes on street, phone, 350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
elec., water. Owner may con- Views, Streams. www.live- WATERFRONT! 2 acres +/- a. mIVi
sider financing. Your choice w;nwcom $159,900. Gorgeous
(.39.900 (941)924--5120 or 3crege, grejl view,, priiirie FIFTH WHEEL- 30', w/screen
emailrabj64@yahoo.com MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA. shoreline & deep boatable room, in Lake Port, $3500,
The Very Best of Riverfront, water! Near Bath NC. Enjoy lot rent $140 (863)465-5944
Port LaBelle Off RT 80, Ranch Lakefront, Acreage Tracts, access to ICW, Sound, At-
area. Location: Aspen Blvd. & Building Parcels From 1 to lantic. Paved road, under- HUNTER or FISHERMAN'S
March Ln. Block 68, Lot 73. 195 Acres Direct From Own- ground utilities, well water, dream, travel trailer w/Florida
$71,500. (561)790-0053 ers (706)276-7773. septic approved. Excellent fi- room, you move $2500 neg.
nancing. By appointment on- (863)467-6604
ly. Call now (800)732-6601 How fast can your car,
x 497go? It can go even
Waterfront Land Sale! Direct taster when you sell it
Waterfront Parcels from only in the classified.
$9,900! 2 acres dockable
with Log Cabin Pkg. from i h e I3
$89,900! 4.5 acres dockable
waterfront only $99,900! All ROAD RANGER FIFTH WHEEL,
properties are new to the '90, 28Y2 ft., asking $2500.
market! Call toll-free (863)763-6888
(866)770-5263 ext. 8. TRAIL LITE '00- 27'6", slide-
WE BUY HOUSES FAST! NO out, very clean, pull w/1/2
EQUITY! NO PROBLEM! Call ton trk, $8500
i a 0 GToll Free 24 Hrs. (706)416-01100Kee.
1 -877-7 BUY- FAST.
www.8777buyfast.com YELLOWSTONE 5TH WHEEL
C-l/ f '85- 30', $3900 or best offer,
eV WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS excellent condition
North Carolina Where there (863)234-1888
iPs: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins M
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE -Ace oI3 I
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES BOAT MOTOR: 2005 MERCU-
(800)642-5333. Realty Of RY 0/B, 2 Stroke, 15 hp.
Murphy 317 Peachtree St. $1500. (239)225-3282
Murphy, N.C. 28906;
www.realtyofmurphy.com. BOAT MOTOR, Johnson, 15
hp., Electric Start. $550,
-" Western New Mexico- 20 Firm (863)674-1065
e0. n .o Acres Starting at $39,990 MOTOR GUIDE Trolling Motor,
S. .ohl F 12/24 volt, 67 lb. trust, hand
..-.- '.- ; reireat, h iun ding property or controlled, good cond. $175.R a
S. h ':i"* year round home.Power,r Call 863-467-1381.
a -- ,- 100% financing. NALC OUTBOARD MOTOR-'92 8HP
,.., .. (866)365-2825 Johnson long shaft $450
,. .. (863)447 2130.



H I ~RIVERFRONT~ HONDA REBEL 2003, Excel-
Just East of Ortona Locks lent. $2000 (863)517-2077

H 239-823-2587 HONDA SHADOW, Shaft drive,
needs TLC. rust on chrome,
"i ^-^* Msome pitting, Nice paint. Good
.:= n project. $350 (561)924-2208
I./ HONDA SHADOW VT 750- '05
,.-*t Silver, Brand new, 243 ml.

$7800. (863)675-3469
HONDA VALKYRIE 2001 V6,
14k miles, great cond. Lake
Port, $8,000 (706)338-0653
VULCAN 750, '03, 4;202 mi.,
windshield & saddlebags,
$4000. (863)673-4314 after
5pm


FORD ESCAPE 2001, 4cyl, 114504 CGS 216230
5spd., 70K miles. Excellent
condition. Gets 27+ mpg. LEGALNOTICE
$8750. Call 863-634-7021 NOTICE OF SALE
days or 863-763-6796 eves.
_ TO: Maria Uorea
S215 Avonida Oel Cenotro
,e Clewiston, FL 33440
AXLES- (2) #5200 Torsion, Youre hereby notifiedth ththe property
AXLE$- (2) #5200 Torsion, stored byyou with S & E Properties,
off 102" trlr w/4 wh/tires, 6 Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
lug w/brakes, very good Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
cond. $500 (561)676-7846 ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 Block of
CAR DOLLY, excel cond. $950 East Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on
863)946-2313 or February 25, 2006. At the hour of
21081 340-5296 Moore 10:0AM to satisfy rental In the
S 340- Moo amount of $428.00
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
EQUIP TRAILER- 24', 3 axle bids.
w/ramps, goose neck, good 11449 CGS2/16,23/06
tires (8x14.5) lights, good Time to clean out the
floor $2500 (863)697-9704 attic, basement and/or
UTILITY TRAILER, 19', HD, garage? Advertise
dual axle, 1 yr. old, holds 1 your yard sale in the
car & 2 motorbikes, $1750. classified and make
(561)909-7367 your clean up a breeze


aubl aot ic


a aul icNice


Automobiles I
utomo ies FORD AEROSTAR 1989, Red,
V6, Auto., A/C. Looks &
-' Runs good. $2500 or best
.--. -offer. (772)291-3206

Automobiles 4005 lic 0tices
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015 i c Notices
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction A A
Equipment 4025 I I I
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035 Public Notice 5005
Heavy Duty Trucks4040 State Public -
Parts Repairs 4045 Legal Notice 5500
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060 11 I a II
Utility Trailers 4065 -
Vans 4070 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
a r m a Iin T MI1 IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CADLLAC DEVLLE '89- oad- GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CADILLAC DEVILLE '89- load- GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
ed, good cond., $1500 CORPORATION,
(863)467-8268 vs.intiff CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKOWN
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JAC-
original, nice restoration pro- QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
ject, $2000 neg. SPOUSE OF JACQUELINE CRUZ; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
(863)634-6601 Ive msg. SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
FORD ESCORT LX 1995 4dr RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
sedan, cold air, pwr steering SEES GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
br s 5k milsC, xel REDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
& brakes, 56k miles, excel. TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
cond. $2500 (863)635-1139 CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
KIA SPORTAGE- '2000, Con- DANS);UNKOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
vertible, Auto, Cold A/C, Defendant(s)
49K, Great cond. $4000. or
best offer (863)763-9329 NOTICE OF SALE
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, 91, Notice is hereby given that, pursuantto
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '91, Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
Cartier, silver, 126k miles, sure enteredin the above-styled
sun roof, well kept, $800. cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
needs trans work drive able situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
(863)467-6060 scribed as:
MERCURY SABLE WAGON, in THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
Montura, engine needs work, NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
$900 neg. (863)805-8786 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY
MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE COUNTY FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR'AN ACCESS ROAD
1999 94K mls. $6500. Looks OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF.
& Runs great! Call ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2799,
(812)272-0439 See in LaBelle MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
PONTIAC FIERO, '88, good Tohincludea:
tires, 4 cyl., 5spd., good on 1998MERIHS;
gas, $1500. (863)467-0030 VIN#FLHMLCB118517742A;
TITLE #74071354
TOYOTA MR2 '88, 2 dr., 4 cyl, 1998MERIHS;
5spd. manual, power, win/dr. ViN#FLHMLCB118517742B;
Great mileage. Dependable. TITLE #74071355
$1500 neg. (561)924-2208 A/K/A
Autos W an I4 625 NORTH JINETE STREET
OLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
AUTO WANTED: at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., or
Looking to buy Antique Car/ as soon thereafter as same can be
donento the highest bidder, or bidders,
Convertible / Truck. Please call for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
(954)561-2776 of Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second floor
hallway of the Hendry Couo Courts
Building), LaBelle, FLL33035, on
I 4 March 8, 2006.
DATED THIS 10thDAY OF Feb.., 2006.
CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4 CLERKOFCIRCUITCOURT
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs By:R.DeLaCruz
good, $3800. DeputyClerk
(863)381-0432 THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 9204KingPolmo Dve
1999, 4wd, hard and soft Tampa, FL33619-1328
tops loaded $10,750 Aorneys for Plainiff
(863)467-4001 In accordance with the American with
_Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
milg a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
BEDLINER for full size Ford than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
BEDLINER for full size Ford ,,, ,
Pick up Truck, excel. $200 r .
-or best offer (863)763-6747 ...... ..
CAR DOLLY, '03, like new, "i' "'" '. -
used 4 times, good tires, INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE
straps lights $925 neg or TWENTIETHJUDICIALCIRCUIT
trade (863)697-9704 IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CARBURETOR & HEAD- 350 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
with 202 valve $300. through Rural Development, formerly
(863)763-5067 Farmers Home Administration (FmHA),
United States Department of Agridcul-
POS TRAC UNIT- 8.5 w/gears, ture(USDA),
342 & 373, $250 or best of- vs. CASENO2005-495A
fer (863)467-8856 ELLA RENAE WOODARD a/k/a ELLA RE-
NAE CALDWELL, beneficiary of HER-
SOFT TOP- complete for a MAN L. SHAW, Deceased; and JOHN
Jeep Wrangler, all doors & DOE AND JANE DOE, representing all
unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
windows, $200 grantees, assignees, llenors, creditors,
(863)763-9592/634-0399 trustees, or other claimants by,
through, under, or against HERMAN L
TRANSMISSION- 4L60E, SHAW, deceased, and all parties hav-
0 r bs off ing a claim, right, title or interest in the
$300 or best offer property herein; and HENDRY
(863)467-8856 COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
TRUCK BED COVER- White fi-
berglass, Tonneau Cover Fits
Ford F250 Super Duty Reg. Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Bed $300 (239)462-3312 Summary Judgment entered in the
above entitled in the Circuit Court of
'Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the
:i k p property located in Hendry County,
Flonda, being specifically described as
CHEVY 810- '91, 4.3 Auto, Lot 21, Block 2172, of Port LABELLE
Motor & Transmission is UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof
fine. Has front end damage. recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86,
ine. Has front end damage. Public Records of Hendry County,
Asking $600. 863-357-1974 Florida.
CHEVY SILVERADO 1986, V8 at public sale to the highest and best bid-
Diesel no ac, $1300 der, for cash in Front of the Office of
Diesel no a c $13" the Clerk of Court, Double Doors, Sec-
(863)357-7214 after 5pm ond Floor hallway, Administration
Building, of the Hendry County Court-
S DODGE PU '95- Laramie, house at the corner of Highway 80 and
SCummins disl air s.R 29, LaBeIe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
$3500, Cummins diesel, air- onthel5thdayofMarch,2006.
bag, very good cond. $5900
(863)357-7214 after 5pm you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in orderto
I FORD FiO "92 ext cab, new participate inthis proceeding, you are
FORD F150 "92- ext cab, new entitled, at nocosto to he prov-
tires, battery & master cyl., slonofcertalnassistance.Pleasecon-
70K, like new, $3500 tacttheO eputyCourtAdministrator
(863)824-0739 County Courthouse, E. Marion Avenue,
Punts Gorda, FL 33950 and whose
JEEP COMANCHE PICK UP telephsnenomberis(941)637-2281,
'86 6 cyl., 79 K mis. Runs withintwo(2)workingdaysofyour
great. Well maintained. $1000 hearing orvoice impaired call 0odda
firm. 863-675-3539 Relay Service (800)955-8770.
PICKUP BED- 2003 GMC/Che- DoatedFeb.15, 2006
vy long bed Never used. Like ByS ammon
new. W/tailgate & bumper AsOeputyClerk
$1150.561-386-7329 116110 CGS 2/23; 3/2/06
TOYOTA- '87, Ext. cab, 5 spd, LEGAL NOTICE
AC, Sunroof, Bedliner, Row NOTICEOF SALE
bar, $1500 or best offer. TO:Bibiana&SalvaGonzalez
(863)632-9166. 212S. LapezSreet
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, sliding win- C u ,34
Tdows all around, $300 You a hereby nofied that the property
(772)201-8932 leave mes- Inc. saelf storage of clewistn, S600
sage Block of East Ohispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
> I and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 Block of
East Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on
S i February 25, 2006. At the hour of
i)011i MI iss 10:00AM to satisfy rental in the
amountof G668.75
'IWis O ne We reserve the right to refuse any and all


NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
March3,2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belie Glade, Rorida
Property of April Heter mattress set,
book self, small child TV, glass table,
chairs, lamps, artificial plants, micro-
wave, misc. household items..
Property of Natasha Johnson: computer
desk, shelving, bed frame, night stand,
and misc. items.
116492 CGS 2/23;3/2/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of Florida Rural
Legal Services, will hold its next regu-
lar meeting on Saturday, February 25,
2006 at the Offices of Florida Rural Le-
gal Services, Inc., at 3210 Cleveland
venue, Fort Myers, Rorida. The meet-
in will begin at approximately 10:30
A.M. For additional Information, please
call 1-800-476-8937. The public is in-
vited to attend.
1164201B/CGS 2/23/06
WFLX/WFTX Legal Notice Ad
Adelphia Cable Communications pro-
vides the following information regard-
rig an upcoming channel change:
Effective March 14, 2006, customers in
Moore Haven will no longer receive
WFLX (FOX 29 West Palm Beach),
channel 9, on their channel lineup.
FOX programming Is available and can
be viewed on WFTX (FOX- 36 Cape
Coral), channel 9.
115896 CGS 2/23/06


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper OATE: 3/14/06
SUBJECT AREA: 254 Instructional Highly Qualified- HOUSSE
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
highly qualified instructional personnel.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.23, 1012.27,
1012.42 S., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, RL.
107.110
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.23,
1012.27, 1012.42 F.S., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of
2001, RL. 107.110.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, atthe Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for highly qualified
instructional personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on March 14,2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
caton of this notice.
Notice: If requested in waiting and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in orderto participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e),F.S.
116308 CGS 2/233/2,9 CB 3/9/06

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
application(s)for permit have been received for projects) In Hendry County:
C E Bone Jr (B & S Farms)PO Box 84, Felda, FL 33930, has submitted Application
060103-10 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 40 acres of agricultural lands. The
water will be withdrawn from Lake Okeechobee and the project is located in Sec-
tons 34,35, Township 45 South, Range 29 East
Huey P and Dorcas F Howard (Howard Ranch) PO Box 154, Immokalee, FL 34143,
has submitted Applcation 060105-6 for a after Use Permit to irrigate 129 acres
of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and
the project is located in Section 31, Township 45 South, Range 28 East,
Alico Inc (Felda Grove) PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application
060117-6 for renewal of Water Use Permit1 -1011-W to Irrigate 1640 acres of
agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamlami Aquifer
and the project is located In Sections 1-12,16,17,20,21, Townships 45,46 South,
Ranges 29-31 East.
Wingato Mills Partnership (Wingate Farms) do Johnson-Prewitt & Associates Inc,
PO Box 1029, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Applicaton 060130-9 for re-
newal of Water Use Permit 26-00626-W to irrigate 3940 acres of agricultural
lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the pro-
ject is located in Sections 5-8,17,18, Township 48 South, Range 32 East.
Collier Land Holdings Ltd (Gum Swamp Farms) 975 New Harvest Rd, Imnokalee,
FL 34143, has submitted Application 060110-2 for modification of Environmental
Resource Permit 26-00440-S for 2807.5 acres of agricultund ral lands. The water
will be discharged to the Okaloachoochee Slough and the project is located in
Sections 19-21,27-30, Township 47 South, Range 31 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must he requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are end e to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
revipwinq thr "tiff report
I

NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued in the Circuit
Court of Broward County, Forida, on the 15th day of October 1991, in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintiff and Jore Mercado
and Migdalla Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01699COSO (62),
in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have lev-
ied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Jorge Mercaeo and Mig-
dalla Nieves, in and to the following described property, to-wit
SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 Block 54 of Montura Ranch Estates
First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at
Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including
only such Oil, Gas and Mineral rights as the Grantor may possess. Subject to
conditions, restriction reservations, road and canal rights-of-way, enforceable
easements of assessments. Subject to real estate taxes for 2005 and subsequent
years.
aa 230 N. Mayoral Street, Montura Ranches
And on the 6th day of April, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all the said defendant's Jorge Mercedo and Migdalla NIes,
right, fife and interest In the aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell
the same, subject to taxes, allprior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to
the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
114892 CGS 2/23;3/2,,16/06


0 1 1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
STANFORD W. FREEDMAN, TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
v Case No.: 06-58 CA
JOYCE A. JAUHOLA, as pettioner of the
Estate of MILTON c. JAUHOLA and in-
dividually as the sole beneficiary of the
Estate of MILTON C. JAUHOLA, de-
ceased, and MUSSETTE L JAUHOLA,
her devisees, heirs, grantees, creditors
and other parties claiming by, through,
under or against her and al unknown
natural persons, if living, or if dead,
their unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or under
these unknown natural persons, and
all parties having or claiming to have,
any right, title 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
petitioer 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 deviseeb, heirs,
grantees, creditors and other parties
claiming by, through, under or 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, tie or In-
terest In and to the real property herein
south to have title quite, AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet tite on the following real property
in Hendry County, Floriedda:
Lot 16 and 17, Block 2329, Port LaBelle
Unit 9, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page(s) 159, Public Records of Heand-
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.
Hassey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before March 6, 2006, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiffs
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
/S/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
112455 CGS 2/2,9,16,23/06

NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors wil conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, March 2, at 8:30 a.m. In the
Commission Chambers at the LaBelle
City Hall, 481 W. Hickpoochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, Florida.
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