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At a Glance

Town hall meeting
VA Medical Center town
hall meeting Tuesday, March
7 at 11 a.m. at the VFW Post
4185, 501 Francisco street,
Clewiston. Ed Seiler, admin-
istrator for the VA Medical
Center in West Palm Beach,
will be on hand to discuss the
hospital's achievements. He
will also take comments and
answer questions from the
veterans in the area.

Historical and
Heritage exhibit
The Catfish, Moonshine,
Cattle on the Peavine: Surviv-
ing on Florida's Last Frontier
(1850-1950) is currently on
display and .available for
viewing at the Clewiston
Museum. The exhibit was
completed by the Museum of
Florida Art and Culture at
South Florida Community
College and. was underwrit-
ten by the Florida Humanities
Council. The photography
exhibit depicts how the
determined settlers of those
days were able to wrestle a
living from the inhospitable
environment around Lake
Okeechobee. It includes sec-
tions on commercial cat fish-
ing, moon shining and the
cattle ranching industry,
including the fabled Peavine
Trail that was used for mov-
ing cattle from central and
north central Florida to Punta
Rassa at the mouth of the
Caloosahatchee River. The
presentation also includes a
short video. The exhibit will
be available for :iewing from
March 6-9 between the hours.
ol 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Groups
should contact the Cle% iston
Museum at (.863) 983-2870
for a specific lime reserva-
tion. There is no charge for
viewing this exhibit.

Vision Hendry
County meeting
The first of three rounds of
our Vision Hendry County
2015 meetings are complete.
Attendance for the Clewiston
and LaBelle meetings was
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 public will meet
again to discuss in more
depth the results from the'
February meetings. Remem-
ber 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 will be
in LaBelle at the Civic Center
on Thursday, April 13 at 6
p.m. If you have any ques-
tions regarding this event
call the Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council
office at 675-6007.

Lake Level


15.35
feet
above sea
level.


Index


Classifieds
Opinion
School
Sports ...


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Drug arrest nets $6 million


Police nab four in
trafficking scheme

By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON A major drug
bust in Clewiston netted more
than a ton of marijuana, and
four individuals involved in the
deal were indicted on federal
charges after a complaint filed
with the Clewiston Police
Department.


The defendants were arrest-
ed and charged in Clewiston
during a drug roundup by a task
force involving the Clewiston
Police Department, Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA),
and Hendry County Sheriff's
Office.
According to CPD Chief Don
Gutshall, undercover officers
from the CPD and DEA were
involved in finding and seizing
the drugs, which were reportedly
picked up in Jamaica and trans-
ported, on a boat to Florida. After


the drugs were loaded into a van
in South Florida and transported
to Clewiston, the DEA task force
made its move and captured four
suspected participants in a drug
trafficking scheme believed to
run drugs all the way from
Jamaica to New York.
The operation, nicknamed
"Big Green" by CPD and DEA
officers, was one of the biggest
and unprecedented busts to
occur in Clewiston. In addition
to the 2,875 pounds of marijua-
na, task force officers also seized


Trimming the green: CPD nabs truckload of pot


Clewiston Police Chief Don Gutshall (left) and DEA Field Supervisor John Adams headed
up one of the largest drug busts to occur in Clewiston, seizing $6 million in illegal drugs.

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$20,000 in cash and the white
van used to transport the heavy
load of drugs.
"This is by far the biggest
bust I have ever been involved
in," said Chief Gutshall. "You
don't always see many small
towns make the kind of commit-
ment such as the one made by
our participation in the task
force, and I'm proud of the com-
mitment made by this city com-
mission and staff to maintain
involvement in the task force
that made this bust possible," he


said.
The DEA task force was
manned by local, state and fed-
eral law enforcement officials
from CPD, HCSO, DEA, Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment, and additional offices in
Collier, Lee, Naples, and Fort
Myers.
U.S. Attorney Paul Perez, DEA
Special Agent in Charge Mark
Trouville, and Chief Don Gut-
See Drugs Page 10


County



dedicates



new terminal


By Bill Fabian ,
RIDDLE FIELD The dedi-
cation and ribbon-cutting of
the new, state-of-the-art termi-
nal at Airglades Airport's
Grand Opening brought on
some heai.t-, aiming and tear-
jtekoing moment? as city and
county officials commemorat-
ed the efforts of members of
the British Royal Air Force
who trained at Riddle Field.
"If those few \ ho dedicat-
ed their lives to service,
trained here at Riddle' Field,
... d fought ort liberty riad n:r t
given of themseihes, we
wouldl d not be here to honor


them today," said Mayor Mali
Chamness. "What we're see-
ing here today is a thank-you
and a tribute to the sacrifices
made by all of those who
were so dedicated and so
loyal."
Several members of the
original RAF cadre that trained
at Riddle Field were on hand
to commemorate the opening
of the Airglades terminal --a
4,000-square-foot, state-of-
the-aft facility, built with the
help of a $500,000 grant by the
Florida Department ofTrans-
portatin. -The building
See Airport Page 10


City will



consider new


land uses


The Clewiston Police Department Narcotics Unit seized a truckload of marijuana, and
made four arrests of suspected traffickers. L-R Max Van D' Huynslager, Don Weathers,
Justin Spence, Andy Drew, Chad Pelham; Front: Steve Whidden.




CHS junior is named as


Governor's All-Star Award


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Clewiston
High Schol"ol junior Jade Weiss
was recognized and honored by
the Hendry County School Board
for receiving the -2006 High
School All-Star Award for her
excellence in academics, leader-
ship, behavior, and community
service,
At a public meeting of the
school board in February, Weiss
was selected for the award,
which she said she did not expect
to win.
"I was so surprised because
there were so many other people
who I1 thought could have been
just as well-qualified," she said. "I
had no idea that was going to
happen."
Governor Jeb Bush, and Lt.
Governor Toni Jennings are
expected to announce in April


the winners of this year's Gover-
nor's, High School All Star
awards, which recognize Florida
students who exemplify excel-
lence in Florida's public schools.
"The Governor's High School
All-Stars are shining examples of
Florida's bright future," said Gov-
ernor Bush at last year's awards.
"I commend these young leaders
for their commitment to academ-
ic, excellence and serving their
communities."
The All-Stars program, now in
its seventh year, honors one high
school junior from each school
district in Florida. The students
are selected for their demonstra-
tion of leadership qualities and
academic excellence:
Academic, Performance -
Earns at least a 3.0 grade point
average on a 4.0 scale.
Behavior Discipline record
consistent with good deport-


ment.
Leadership Participates in
cbo-extra-curr ic ular activities
such as athletics, enrichment
programs and school clubs.
Community Service -
Involved in volunteer, mentoring
and civic activities.
To ensure the most qualified
and deserving students were
selected, school districts con-
vened a panel comprised of at
least one teacher, one adminis-
trator, one parent, one communi-
ty member and two high school
seniors to determine the junior
who best met the state criteria.
"Governor Bush and I
applaud these students for their
dedication," said Lt. Governor
Jennings. "This program recog-
nizes students for ajob well done
and for being model citizens. We
See Student -Page 10


By Bill Fabian
In the complex flurry of
construction and redesign as
results of the rebuilding fol-
lowing Hurricane Wilma, the
city of Clewiston has been,
moved to consider modifying
nonconforming use standards
.within.the city codes in order.
to enhance flexibility of the
city's ability to address certain
issues.
The city commission


scheduled the public hearing
'date for March 20.
"People like myself who
have been trying to rebuild
their properties now have to
face these setback require-
ments, and this is something
(we) didn't expect to face,"
said meeting visitor Sermon
Dyess. "I think a great deal of
thought needs to go into this,
or else a lot of folks down the
See Land-Page 10


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INI/Bill Fabian
CHS junior Jade Weiss received the 2006 High School All-Star
Award for her excellence in academics, leadership, behavior,
and community service.


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Joseph Edward Wolfe
Joseph Edward Wolfe, age 89,
of Clewiston, surrounded by his
family, passed away peacefully at
home on Sun-
day morning,
Feb. 19, 2006, E
after a long ill-
ness. He was
born in Cascilla, Wi.a e
Mississippi,
and, at an early
age, he and his
family relocated
to the Cleve-iJoseph
land, Mississip- Edward Wolfe
pi, area. HWolfe was
the son of the late William Edward
Wolfe and Daisy Musselwhite
Wolfe. He was predeceased by his
seven siblings.
Mr. Wolfe was a pioneer in the
cable television industry. In 1957,
he and William F. (Bud) Cress built
the Cleveland Television Cable Sys-
tem, subsequently expanding it
into surrounding areas. He retired
in 1969 and, with his wife, wintered
on Lake Okeechobee in Florida
prior to making Clewiston, their
permanent residence in 1985.
He was a Mason of the 32nd
Degree of the Scottish Rite. He was
politically active in Mississippi and
was appointed Colonel and Aide-
de-Camp on the Governor's Staffs
of Governor John Bell Williams in
January 1968 and Governor Cliff
Finch in January 1976. Fulfilling a
life long love for wildlife, hunting
and fishing, he was appointed a
member of the Mississippi State
Game and Fish Commission by
Governors John Bell Williams and
William F. Waller.
Mr. Wolfe is survived by his wife
of 68 years. Marguerite Cress
Wolfe; daughters, Juanita Wolfe
Dunn, of Bastrop, LA, Beverly M.
Wolfe, of Clewiston, FL, and Jo Ann
Wolfe Smith of Greer, SC; grand-
children, GiGi Dunn, Jerry Craw-


ford, Anne Claire Dunn Stephen-
son, Jay Crawford, Walt Peden,
Megan Dunn Meador, and Mary Jo
Ann Peden Grisham; and 12 great-
grandchildren.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home of
Clewiston, Florida, handled the
arrangements for cremation. A
memorial service will be held in
Cleveland, Mississippi, at a
future date.
Daisy Pauline Whidden
Daisy Pauline Whidden, 67, of
Lake Placid and Clewiston, passed
away Thursday Feb. 16, 2006 at the
George C. Forsythe Center in
Auburndale, FL. She was born in
LaBelle to her parents, Kelly and
Daisy Jennings. She had been a resi-
dent of Lake Placid for the past four
months coming from Cross City.
She is survived by her loving, hus-
band, John E. Whidden, Jr.; daugh-
ter, MaryAnn Andrews; son, John E.
Whidden, Ill; three granddaughters;
three sisters, Fran Schafer, Edna
Dana, and Nancy Mason. .
A celebration of her life took
place Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at the
Chapel of Scoot Funeral Home,
Rev. James Langham officiated.
David A. Glisson, Sr.
David A. Glisson, Sr. also known
Lon Grison, passed away Saturday,
Feb. 18, 2006 at the age of 74. Lon
started his career in produce as a
U.S.D.A. inspector, and later went
to work for South Bay Growers
were he worked on the sales desk.
Lon also worked with other com-
panies including Datten Brothers
and Grans & Utters. At the time of
his death he was working with
Mack Farms in Lake Wales, Florida.
Lon was married to Audrey Eloise
Haggins until her death in 1998.
He leaves behind two daugh-
ters, Glenda Gaye Clay, of
Lawrence, GA and Gloria Gayle
Suggs, of Altha, FL; sons, David A.


Glisson, Jr. ofValdosta, GA, Greg G.
Glisson, of Clewiston, FL; brothers,
S.T. Glisson of Bartow, FL, Thomas
J. Glisson, of Bainbridge, GA; sister,
Lela Jean Moore, of Stark, FL;
grandchildren, Shawn, Beth, Doug,
David III, Sarah, Josh, Heather, and
a great grandson, Carson.
Funeral services took place
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade with
Rev. Danny More officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Port Mayaca
Cemetery with U.S. Air Force hon-
ors. All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel -Belle Glade.
Annie Lee Oliver
Annie Lee Oliver, age 85, born in
Soperton, GA, left for heaven Satur-
day, Feb. 18, 2006, leaving behind
her only child, daughter Mary (Oliv-
er-Barnes) Williams, wife of Joe
Lee Williams of Melbourne and
Belle Glade. Mary is employed at
Harris Corp. in Melbourne and trav-
els extensively for Harris. Other rel-
atives include her grandchildren
Michael R. Harvey (deceased),
Christopher L. Harvey (Jun) of
Houston, TX, LTC Mark 0. Harvey
(Alisa) of Tracy, CA; great grand-
children Christopher L. Harvey,
who has one daughter Tricah,
Mark 0. Harvey and his four daugh-
ters Shannon, Brandy, Savani
and Cheyenne; stepson Bobby
(Ines) Williams of Belle Glade and
step granddaughter, Donna Wil-
son, of Royal Palm Beach; step
great grandchild, Bobby and his
two daughters, Erica and Stephanie
and one son, Jonathan; Donna and
her two sons Billy.Grssinger, Jr. and
Ryan Whitman. Annie was preced-
ed in death by seven brothers and
one sister and lived longer than
anyone else in her family. She
resided in Belle Glade since 1948
and retired from Glades Co-op in
the late 80s. Funeral services took
place Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at


Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade and interment followed at
Sylvan Abbey Cemetery in Clear-
water, Florida.
Ronald Eugene Crosby
Ronald Eugene Crosby, age 63,
of Clewiston, passed away Feb.
24, 2006 in Clewiston. He was
born Dec. 13, 1942 in Daytona
Beach, FL to the late John Eric and
the late Mamie Rose (Teston)
Crosby Patterson. He was a veter-
an of the U.S. Army, retiring to
Clewiston in 1981 as Master
Sergeant. He was a member of
Lodge 25 F. & A.M., Richmond, KY,
Richmond Commandery of
Knights Templar, Richmond, KY,
Royal Arch Chapter 16, Rich-
mond, KY, B.P.O.E, Lodge 1853,
Clewiston and St. Martin's Episco-
pal Church, Clewiston. Survivors
include his wife Nan Nell (Clark)
Crosby; one daughter Mary (Beth)
Elizabeth Griffin (Mrs. Dennis) of
Moore Haven; and three sons,
Ronald E. Crosby II (Blythe) of
West Palm Beach, Jeffrey Crosby
(Grace), both of Henderson, NV;
brothers A.J. Patterson of Georgia
and Gerald Patterson (Linda) of
Cape Coral and six grandchildren.
Funeral services took place
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston with Reverend Samuel
Thomas, Ph.D. officiating. Military
honors were rendered by the U.S.
Army. All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.

Birth

Blake Edward
Patterson
Jeffrey and Tiffany Patterson of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Blake Edward
Patterson. He was born Feb. 17,
2006 at Health Park in Ft. Myers. He
weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces
and was 19 inches long at birth.
Blake was welcomed home by
his sister Rylie Roxanne.
Maternal grandparents are Steve
and Teresa Rudd of Clewiston.
Paternal grandparents are Jerry and
Kathy Beck of Lakeport and Steve
and Elaine Patterson of Muse, Flori-
da. Great grandparents are Emily
Rudd of Clewiston, Wilfred and
Betty Pelham of Sebring, George
and Barbara Kelleher of Lake Placid.
Great-great grandmother Clara
Walker is from Sebring.


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you would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or
profanities, please). Comments will be published in the newspaper as
space permits.
MESSED UP: It seems apparent that city management and the com-
missioners completely "messed up" with the bed process and the con-
tract awarding process. Something really went wrong.
How could estimates be so far off? "Increased labor and material
costs" as mentioned in the Feb. 9 article cannot realistically be that
much if the bid specifications were the least bit accurate. We suggest
that the bid process be re-opened and the specifications given to bid-
ders receive a complete audit as well as the received bids. It appears
something is very wrong with the whole process. How is the money to
be re-paid without future water cost going through the proverbial roof?


Is free expression


disrespectful or not?


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Paul writes that his mission is,
"to win as many as possible (1
Corinthians 9:19)." He goes on
to say, "To the Jews, I became
like a Jew, to win the Jews. To
those under the law I became
like one under the law (though I
myself am not under the law) so
as to win those under the law. To
those not having the law I
became like one not having the
law (though I am not free from
God's law but am under Christ's
law) so as to win those not hav-
ing the law. To the weak, I
became weak to win the weak. I
have become all things to all
men...(ibid, verses 20-22)."
As I reread these words, it
made me mindful of a part of my
life as a missionary. For 12 years I
served in a missionary Church
outside of the U.S. I had a lot to
learn about becoming "all things
to all men..." and the changes I
needed to make in order to serve
as a minister and missionary. It
meant another language and
another climate. It meant other
laws different rules and differ-
ent customs. It meant facing
obstacles but also finding path-
ways opened for me. It meant
adapting to a new life.
Some of the challenges
would have been serious
enough if I was where I grew up
(going to a hospital with a major
illness in another language and
other philosophies of treatment,
arguing in court with the tax col-
lector in another language -
and winning! Being invited into a
service club and elected to its
directorate in another culture
and language, starting a church
in another part of the world.) I
had to remember always though
- I was not there to insist on
having things my way, but hope-
fully God's way.
I think I have some under-
standing of what Paul meant
when he tells the Corinthians
you have to become all things to
all people in order to minister to
them. I also thought of the vio-
lence in the world where people
had migrated from the Mid-East
to the western world. In my
"migration" I found people


warm and welcoming for the
most part and tried to return
their kindness. It was not my
place to criticize their way of life,.
their institutions, their expres-
sions even if some of the things
might have been taken as offen-
sive, and some things were cer-
tainly different.
Today I read about riots and
demonstrations when there is a
clash of values between what
some hold as sacred and others
regard as their rights to free
speech. I reserve the right to do
things my way in my own home,
but I must respect the rights of
others to do the same in their
homes or cities, or countries.
When I travel and visit foreign
museums, I ask permission
before snapping photographs
and have always received it.
When I have had to ask for direc-
tions, I try to wait until an officer
seems to have a second to him-
self before interrupting what he
is doing.
By showing respect, I have
found myself respected. It seems
curious to me to see people who
have left a part of the world to go
somewhere else and be wel-
comed there, only to forget that
there would be differences and
other ways of understanding,
behaving, responding, reacting,
expressing themselves. I noted
the call for the release of the
reporter for the Christian Science
Monitor to be released in Iraq -
the call coming from many with-
in the country itself. No doubt, it
was because her witness was
one of caring for the people
where she worked and respect-
ing their customs and traditions.
She bears resemblance to what
Paul must have meant.
I imagine the difficulties that
many of our ancestors had when
they came to this country learn-
ing new ways, undertaking new
challenges, building a nation
and rebuilding their lives. God
blessed them when they made
good use of their opportunities. I
hope that we continue to wel-
come others in our midst and
hope when they find a new life
in another country, whatever
one it is, a new chance to learn
new ways and learn to .share in
traditions of freedom, justice,
liberty and peace.


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Guest Commentary


Getting Lake Okeechobee back on track


By Paul N. Gray, Ph.D.,
Science Coordinator for
Audubon of Florida's
Lake Okeechobee Program
This essay is written to help
people understand ways they can
help restore Lake Okeechobee.
Despite the present mess the
lake is in, there actually are some
positive signs and real reasons for
hope. We have little control over
the hurricanes, but much of the
lake s problems are from
human activities, which we have
considerable control over.
As most people know, the lake
has suffered the die-off of some
75 square miles of plant commu-
nities that have been replaced
with deep, dirty water. The fish
and wildlife that depended on
these plant communities have
declined severely too. The lake
s deep water caused massive
releases to the estuaries, with
severe damage to them as well.
This is similar to the condition
the lake was in, in the year 2000.
In response to that crisis, the
agencies conducted a draw down
of the lake to allow plant recov-
ery. This draw down, aided by a
drought, did indeed rejuvenate
the lake and by 2004 we had re-
grown the lost plant communi-
ties, regained water clarity in the
marshes and fish and wildlife
populations were booming.
The hurricanes reversed the
recovery and we now need


another draw down. The agen-
cies had planned to draw Lake
Okeechobee down this spring,
but Hurricane Wilma made the
lake so deep it was not possible.
We hope that they can keep the
lake lower this summer bar-
ring more storms and if so,
conduct the draw down next
spring.
We can get recovery if we can
get a good draw down.
Another reason for hope is
present management of the lake.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and the South Florida Water Man-
agement District are intentionally
trying to lower the lake this
spring, as much as reasonably
possible. As recently as 2003,
these same agencies did not try to
lower the lake in the spring. The
result in the following summer
was harmfully high lake levels,
and harmful estuary releases.
People around the lake and on
both coasts hollered at the agen-
cies, and they listened. Since then,
they have deviated from their orig-
inal water management plans
and instead of letting the lake
remain deep in the spring, they
have tried to lower it. The releases
are going slowly, because they are
being sensitive to estuary condi-
tions, but over time considerable
lowering can be accomplished.
Most importantly, the agencies
have realized that the present
water management schedule for
Lake Okeechobee does not work


well enough, and they are revising
it.
Audubon s recommen-
dation is a schedule that goes no
higher than 15.5 feet at the end of
summer, and 13 feet at the end of
the dry season. These lower levels
should significantly improve the
overall health of the lake and
reduce harmful estuary releases.
Although trying to keep the
lake lower will help some, it is
only the first step. Drainage in the
watershed allows too much
water to rush into the lake during
storms, which apparently are
more common in the present
weather pattern. In the long term,
two ways to help prevent this are
to get farms and cities to slow
down their outflows after storms,
and for the agencies to build stor-
age facilities, like reservoirs,
upstream of the lake.
Toward these goals, Governor
Bush came to Okeechobee last
October and announced plans to
spend about $200 million on Lake
Okeechobee restoration pro-
grams in the next four years.
These include working with
landowners and cities to help
contain their runoff and pollu-
tion as much as possible.
Senator Ken Pruitt had a rally
on the lake the previous March to
support most of these same pro-
grams, and as always, has
pledged to help the governor get
the funds for these programs. We
need to support these efforts in


the legislature.
Everglades Restoration also
has a Lake Okeechobee compo-
nent that plans to build reservoirs
and filter marshes. When the final
designs are unveiled, possibly
later this summer, we must
ensure enough water is being
stored and treated, and then sup-
port funding for these projects.
Another key to the future will
be dealing with the polluted,
mud-bottomed center. We 11
probably need to dredge the mud
from the lake, which requires fur-
ther investigation.
Audubon hired me to help find
ways to restore the lake. In this
work, I get assistance from many
"ordinary" citizens, who have
helped make a real difference. For
example, the "Friends of Okee-
chobee" and the "Lake Okee-
chobee Business Owners"
worked for, and helped get, the
lake-restoring draw down in
2000. They helped get the Corps
to lower the lake the past couple
years, and they helped get $25
million from the legislature last
year that is helping build the first
reservoirs and filter marshes, right
now.
You can make a difference for
our spectacular lake. Please tell
the Corps of Engineers and your
elected officials that you support
lower lake levels.


Letters to the Editor


Help a
community friend
Dear editor:
You may have heard that Julie
Craichy Wilkins was in a motorcy-
cle accident last Friday night. She
is in critical condition at Lee
Memorial SICU with injuries that
will take a long time to heal. Esti-
mates are at least a month in the
hospital and a long and labored
rehabilitation.
We all know how much Julie
loves LaBelle. Most of her life has
been dedicated to the communi-
ty. Her condition prohibits visits
and calls right now, however, one
day, and we hope that day is
soon; she will be awake and able
to read. What a wonderful heal-
ing tool if she had letters from her
friends, neighbors, coworkers,
business associates, and acquain-
tances telling her how much we
love her, miss her, how much the
community needs her, and how
we are all praying for her recov-
ery.
So, this letter writing campaign
(you can do a card if you like) has
begun. Please do your best to add
value to Julie's recovery. Let her
know your thoughts and prayers
are with her. Drop off your letter at
the Hendry County Economic
Development Council office -
we are in the Chamber of Com-
merce building, 125 E. Hick-
pochee Ave., LaBelle or you may
want to mail the letter to her
mother, Sherri Craichy, 441 First
Ave., LaBelle 33935. We will col-
lect as long as letters come in and
they will be delivered for "her


eyes only" as soon as she is able
*to accept them.
When you receive this request,
please pass it to those in your
address book who you think
would like to contribute. We need
to get the request sent throughout
LaBelle and we appreciate your
participation.
Thank you and God bless you,
Janice Groves

We are part
of the community too
Dear Editor:
Please allow me to comment
on the two articles that appeared
in your newspaper on Feb. 16.
Muslims feel strongly regard-
ing the offensive cartoons pub-
lished in some European newspa-
pers regarding the blessed
Prophet Mohammad of Islam.
But the issue is also very
important to this society, which is
comprised of many ethnic and
religious backgrounds, and to the
whole world as a whole.
We all need to avoid a destruc-
tive war of civilizations and an
increased sense of hatred toward
those who are different or have
different beliefs.
Let me start by thanking the
Reverend Dr. Samuel Thomas. He
illustrates that knowledgeable
people can be open to how oth-
ers think even if they do not agree
with them. His position and
understanding are the basis for
bridging gaps between societies
and people. It is people of reason
and understanding that can help
us move forward rather than set


Pioneer Happenings


By Pat Bosley

Have you ever attended a Hal-
loween party, a Christmas party,
Easter egg hunt, had "free" pic-
tures taken with Santa, a potluck
dinner? Has your child attended
the "free" summer camps at the
Pioneer Community Center? Have
you or your family attended any of
the other community activities
sponsored by the Pioneer Home-
owners Association? If you have a
community concern or problem,
where do you take that problem
when you need help?
Pioneer Homeowners Associ-
ation has been in existence since
the 1970's. When it first started,
neighbors worked together to
make the roads in Pioneer pass-
able. Through the years, faces
have changed, problems have
changed, but the Homeowner's
Association has been there,
sometimes very active and some-
times not too active.
Right now the Homeowner's
bank account is not where it
should be, therefore we are hav-
ing a spaghetti dinner to try to
raise money to continue with the
community activities. On Satur-
day, March 4, between 5-8 p.m.
bring your family and come out to
a delicious spaghetti dinner, with
garlic bread, salad, dessert, and
beverage for only $4.50 adults,
$3.50 children 6-12, and children
under 5 "free". There will also be
"take out service" for those who
wish to eat at home. Everyone is
invited not just Pioneer resi-
dents. If you would like to enjoy a
delicious spaghetti dinner come
out and join us at the Pioneer
Community Center, 990 Panama
Ave. Pioneer Plantation. If you
need directions to the Communi-


ty Center please call 983-9544.

Neighborhood watch
Pioneer Neighborhood Watch
meetings have been changed
from the first Monday of the
month to the second Monday, 8
p.m. immediately following the
Homeowner's meeting. Pioneer
residents are invited to come out
and become involved in commu-
nity activities.

Adult sewing class
A sewing class for adults is
being offered at the Pioneer Com-
munity Center Thursday, March 2,
from 7-9 p.m. If you would like to
sign up please call Pat Bosley at
983-9544.

Pioneer Birthdays
Happy birthday to Daniel
Wright, March 1; Mary Breadner,
March 5; Gaye Alexander, March
6; Kris Roles, March 7; Betty Jean
Daugherty and Raymond Timms,
March 8.

Pioneer Calendar
Thursday, March 2, Adult
Sewing class, 7-9 p.m. communi-
ty center.
Saturday, March 4, Spaghetti
dinner, 5-8 p.m. community cen-
ter.
Monday, March 13, Home-
owners meeting 7 p.m. commu-
nity center.
Monday, March 13, Neighbor-
hood Watch meeting, 8 p.m.
community center

Thought for the day
I destroy my enemies when I
make them my friends. Abraham
Lincoln.


us back as a human race.
The Danish newspaper that
started the problem claimed it
wanted to challenge Islamic pro-
hibition on impersonalising the
blessed prophet.
What purpose does this chal-
lenge serve? Who really benefits
from insulting a figure so highly
esteemed by more than a quarter
of the world's population? Was it
mere antagonism towards a peo-
ple and a religion that Westerners
do not know much about?
Making things worse was the
refusal of the newspaper, and
then the government of Denmark,
to listen to concerns of Muslims
expressed quietly.
Muslim leaders and scholars in
Denmark requested a discussion
of the issue and the government
refused, demonstrating their
inability to respect and allow Mus-
lims to voice their concerns. The
prime minister refused to meet
representatives from the Muslim
community until forced to do so
by boycotts and protests. Muslims
wanted an apology but that also
seemed too much to ask.
This rude disrespect of the
sacred would result in a protest
from any believer; as it did in New
York City in the year 2000 when
the Brooklyn Museum of the art
included inappropriate portraits
of the blessed Mary the virgin and
Jesus. The mayor himself,
Rudolph Guilliani, protested and
cut the funding to the museum.
We have to mention that
among the global protests there
was occasional violence, which is
completely condemned, all Islam-
ic leaders have worked to prevent
it.
The editorial by Christian
Beenfeldt and Onkar Ghate
included gross misrepresenta-
tions, unless you live under a,
stone you know that Islam has
received more than its fair share
of criticism. The anti-Islamic rhet-


oric in the media is endless,
equating Islam with terrorism,
fundamentalism, and extremism.
There is no one trying to ban free-
dom of speech, but there is a
demand for respect of people's
religious beliefs, something both
Christians and Jews can under-
stand?
The comment that freedom of
speech is absolute is absolutely
wrong, even in America there is
no such absolution. How many
newspapers would publish anti-
Semitic cartoons or disrespectful
images of Jesus or Abraham?
Some things are sacred and
the Prophets of God are sacred. It
like spitting in the face of some-
one because you do not like them
- it's just wrong. You may be
able to,dogihbut it is still wrong.
The freedom of expression this
article claimed to defend is never
absolute, right now David Irving,
a British historian, is being tried in
Austria for questioning the real
numbers in the holocaust. Den-
mark itself has laws regarding
publishing of the queen's news,
and the same newspaper had
rightly refused to publish similar
cartoons when it deemed them
insulting to Christians and Jews.
I do not hope to convince oth-
ers of my opinion, but I believe
education is the only way we can
avoid inflaming other's feelings.
Having differences of opinion and
disagreeing can be done in a civi-
lized way that is respectful and
dignified, after all we are all
human beings who deserve
respect and dignity and above all
our Prophets deserve it more so.
The Prophet Mohammad
taught us to be diplomatic, kind,
open-minded, and just. May we
all follow in the footsteps of the
Prophets Abraham, Moses, Jesus,
and Mohammad and be more
compassionate.
Mohammad Kabbesh


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individuals listed in the arrest
report, do not indicate guilt. Any-
one wishing to contact the
" newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case may do so for
publication.
Feb. 18
Harold Harper, 47, of South
Carolina, was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charges of
failure to register vehicle and
attaching tag not assigned. He
was later released on a $500
surety bond.
Sara Jane Clark, 40, of South
o Carolina, was arrested by deputy
Jason Griner on an active Geor-
gia warrant. She remains in cus-
tody with no privilege of bond.
Leon Micco, 23, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD
officer Morgan on the charges of
DUI and possession of Marijuana
under 20 grams. He was later
released on a $2,000 surety
bond.


Feb. 19
Juan Robles, 23, of West Palm
-- Beach, was arrested by deputy
Jason Griner on the charge of
-* NVDL. He remains in custody
with bond set at $1,000.
Jacinto Vasquez, 32, of Moore
= Haven, was arrested by deputy
- Tito Nieves on the charge of
* operating vehicle without valid
DL and Highlands County war-
rant. He was later released on a
$3,000 cash bond.
Carl Jason Osceola, 33, of
Okeechobee, was arrested by
SPD Officer Jackson on the
charges of DWLS, fleeing to


elude law enforcement officer,
DUI, no vehicle registration and
refused to submit to breath test.
He was later released on $5,000
surety bond.
Steven Watford, 35, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD
Officer Morgan on the charges of
DWLS and possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. He was
later released on a $2,500 surety
bond.
Feb. 21
Johnnie Carswell, Jr., 33, of
Moore Haven, was arrested by
Sgt. Dewayne McQuaid on an
active warrant for FTA. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
Feb.22
Adrian Cardenas, 27, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by deputy
Tito Nieves on the charges of
aggravated assault (domestic
violence). He was later released
on a $7,500 surety bond.
Feb.25
James Rourks, 24, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested by deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charges of
possession of marijuana under
20 grams, possession of drug
paraphernalia and resisting offi-
cer without violence. He was
later released on a $2,000 surety
bond.
Scotty Wiggins, 22, of
LaBelle, was arrested by deputy
Tito Nieves on the charges of dis-
orderly intoxication. He was
later released on a $500 surety
bond.


Crime Stoppers


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puter, Oliver was positively identi-
fied as the person on Carpenter's
computer images. As a result, an
arrest warrant issued on Jan. 19,
2006. Special Agents .with the
West Palm Beach division of U.S.
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, in'conjunction with
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, arrested Oliver in West
Palm Beach on Jan. 20, 2006, on
the charges listed in the Montana
complaint.
Subsequently, the U.S. Attor-
ney's Office in West Palm Beach
obtained a federal search warrant
for Oliver's West Palm Beach
home, which was executed on
Jan. 20, 2006. The Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office Computer
Crimes Unit forensically examined
Oliver's home computer equip-
ment and found images of child
pornography.
This morning, a West Palm
Beach federal grand jury returned
an Indictment against Oliver. The
Florida Indictment charges Oliver
with one count of sexual exploita-
tion of a minor for the purpose of
creating child pornography, which
carries a mandatory minimum
term of imprisonment of fifteen
(15) years and a maximum of thir-
ty (30) years. Count 2 charges
Oliver with distribution of child
pornography, which carries a
mandatory minimum term of
imprisonment of five (5) years and
a maximum of twenty (20) years.
Count 3 charges Oliver with pos-
session of child pornography,
which carries a statutory maxi-
mum term of imprisonment of ten
(10) years. All three charges also
carry a mandatory term of super-
vised release of up to life and a fine
of up to $250,000.
Oliver is scheduled to make his
initial appearance on these
charges on Monday, Feb. 6, 2006,
at 10 a.m. in Fort Pierce federal
court before U.S. Magistrate Judge
James M. Hopkins.


WEST PALM BEACH R.
Alexander Acosta, United States
Attorney for the Southern District
of Florida, and Jesces Torres, Spe-
cial Agent in Charge, U.S.,Immi-
"gratiorn and Cust'orilEnforce-
ment, announced ti'ar''a federal
grand jury today returned a"three
(3) 'count Indictment charging
defendant, Jimmy I. Oliver, of
West Palm Beach, with enticing a
minor child to engage in sexually
explicit conduct for the purpose of
producing child pornography for
internet distribution, distribution
of that child pornography, and
possession of child pornography.
Oliver was arrested on Jan. 20,
2006, on a warrant issued by the
U.S. District Court for the District
of Montana. According to the
Criminal Complaint filed in Mon-
tana, a search warrant was exe-
cuted on the home of a Montana
resident, Jimmy Dean Carpenter,
in Aug. 2005. The search of Car-
penter's home computer equip-
ment and CD-Roms resulted in the
discovery of multiple images of
child pornography, including sev-
eral digital films of Carpenter's
minor children. Other images of
adult males engaged in sexually
explicit conduct with children
were also discovered on Carpen-
ter's computer equipment and
CD-Roms. Chat room logs
revealed that Carpenter had dis-
cussed sexual activity with chil-
dren with a person who claimed
to be a 54-year-old male resident
of Florida.
According to the Criminal
Complaint, on Jan. 13, 2006, Car-
penter identified the person with
whom he had been exchanging
child pornography over the Inter-
net as James Oliver. Carpenter
stated that he had images on his
computer of Oliver engaged in
sexually explicit acts with a child.
Based upon additional investi-
gation, including a review of child
pornography on Carpenter's com-


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Thursday, March 2, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee EDUCATION 7


School Happenings


Central
Elementary School
Next week, beginning on
Monday, March 6, students will
begin FCAT testing. Testing will
begin each morning promptly at
8:30 a.m. If a student is late they
will not be admitted to class until
after the testing for that day is
completed and will have to
make the test up on the sched-


uled make-up days. FCAT testing
will be from Monday, March 6
through Thursday, March 16.
Please make sure your child
goes to bed early during the test
days and has a good breakfast.
Breakfast is served for free each
morning in the cafeteria. The
week of March 20-24 is Spring
Break. School will resume on
Monday, March 27. Good Luck
Central students on FCAT!


Rodriguez honored for


her published work


Annabelle Rodriguez has
received honorary award recogni-
tion for her biography published in
the 29th Annual edition of The
National Dean's List 2005/2006.
The National Dean's List is the
largest, most prestigious publica-
tion in the country recognizing gift-


ed students selected by their deans,
comparable faculty members or
other educational organizations.
Each year 2,500 of our nation's
finest colleges and universities use
the publication as a special award
to honor their best students. Con-
gratulations Annabelle Rodriguez!


Alexis Rodriguez has been
nominated to the Who's Who
Among American High School
Students for the 2005-2006 school
year. Only the highest achieving
students in high school are even
considered for this honor. This
honor has rationally been of great
value to high school students.
First, Alexis will qualify to apply
for one of 61 scholarships totaling
over $100,000. To date, over $4
million has been awarded


through this program. A scholar-
ship application will be sent
immediately upon Alexis' accept-
ance of this honor.
Second, Alexis's achievements
will be made known throughout
this great nation as a result of the
complimentary distribution of
this prestigious publication to
approximately 11,000 colleges,
high schools, libraries, and youth
group organizations. Congratula-
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Children need supervision

around water for safety


TALLAHASSEE The Nation-
al Drowning Prevention Sympo-
sium was recently held in Ft.
Myers Beach, Fla., reinforcing the
need to remain alert and vigilant
when supervising children. The
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) encourages all parents and
child care givers to be more care-
ful in their everyday responsibili-
ties. Accidental death is the lead-
ing cause of death in children 14
and under, and is highly prev enta-
ble if proper measures are taken
and supervision remains a priority.
"We all expressed our con-
cerns at our gathering regarding
these accidental deaths," said
Deputy Secretary for Health Nancy
Humbert. "There is no replacing
appropriate adult supervision.
Most young children do not
understand the dangers that exist
around them and it is the respon-
sibility of those in charge to watch
them and play an active part in
keeping them safe. It is great that
we have the opportunity to come
together and share ideas on ways
to reduce the number of accidents
each year."
In its fifth year, the National


Drowning Prevention Symposium
was sponsored by the National
Drowning Prevention Alliance, a
non-profit organization dedicated
to the reduction of deaths by
drowning and nationwide unifica-
tion of drowning prevention
efforts. This was the first time that
the symposium was held on the
Eastern Coast of the U.S. and it
brought together over 170 profes-
sionals from the states and
abroad.
Safe Kids Florida is a member
of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global
network of organizations dedicat-
ed to preventing accidental injury.
They advise parents and care
givers to take precautions when
supervising children.
Following the tips below can
help them in properly supervising
children.
Never leave children alone
near water.
Tell children never to run,
push, or jump on others near
water.
Learn infant and child CPR.
Children should always wear
U.S. Coast Guard approved life
jackets.


School Briefs


HC S District to offer
voluntary program
In 2002, Florida voters passed
an amendment providing for free,
voluntary pre-kindergarten oppor-
tunities 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 pro-
gram 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 pro-
gram for Florida families. Research
demonstrates that high-quality pre-
school education can substantially
increase children's chances of suc-
ceeding in school and in life. Chil-
dren who attend high quality pre-
kindergarten programs are less
likely to be held back a grade, less
likely to need special education and
more likely to graduate high
school. If you are interested in sign-
ing up your child for the VPK pro-
gram please go to the United Way
House at 17 Ft. Thompson Street,
Labelle. (863) 675-8383.
Funproject
The Clewiston Public Library is
proud to announce a fun project
for school age students. We are try-
ing to reconstruct the World Trade
Center, using approximately 50,000
pennies. All school age children are
invited to help with this project on
Tuesday and Thursdays at 3 p.m.
any donations are very welcome.
H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their regular
meetings every first Thursday of
each month at the Youth Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring
a sack lunch, something interesting
to share, and join us if you home
school or are thinking of home
schooling. The parent-only home
school meetings are the third Mon-
day of each month at various
homes. We discuss education
issues, programs and upcoming
events. Please call 983-8710 or 983-
6161 for more information. We
would love to have you join us.
Hurricane
make up days,
Mr. Tom Conner, Superinten-
dent for Hendry County Schools,
has announced the dates that will
used as hurricane make-up days as
a result of the days missed due to
Hurricane Wilma. The final date
left is March 13, (Professional Day).
Students are expected to be in
school on that day.
Fiftieth reunion
planned
Clewiston High School's Class
of 1956 is planning their 50th year
class reunion in June. Tentative
plans call for a brunch at Roland
Martin's, Saturday morning, June
24. There will be activities during
the day and a dinner at the Country
Club that night. The Class of 1955
and the Class of 1957 are also invit-
ed to join the celebration.


TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training servic-
es a program that is dedicated to
enhancing the employability and
work readiness skills of Out of
School Youth between the ages of
16 and 21 that live in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to deploy on
the road to success. In association
with the Clewiston Adult School
and the Clewiston Career and
Development Services Center, we
offer students the opportunity to
obtain their. GED as well as conduct
job searches and assistance with
continuance of their educational
goals. For more information contact
Patrick Coleman at (863) 983-1300
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.-Mon-Fri.
Cub Scout meetings
Cub Scout Pack 667 meets
every Thursday in the Clewiston
Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and has
room for more members. Come
check us out. Currently, we are
building go-carts. Parents are invit-
ed and encouraged to come. Call
Angie at the Youth Center for more
information.
Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education classes
are being offered at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni
at 983-1123 for more information.
Friday Nights Lights
Evangel Church Assembly of
God Outreach Center is open from
7-10 p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our community.
Activities available include basket-
ball; three play, station 2 units,
music, and games. Snack bar with
great prizes is open each night.
Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an indi-
vidual feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free counsel-
ing, assessments and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nationwide by
calling (800) 468-6933 or logging
onto www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
conon now.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and sex-
ual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please call
Abuse Council and Treatment,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT):
(863) 674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


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in Belle Glade


BELLE GLADE Hospice of
Palm Beach County (HPBC) will
hold an Open House on
Wednesday, March 15, from
noon to 6p.m. to celebrate the
opening of their office in Belle
Glade located at 327 SE Second
Street. The public is invited to
meet the staff and enjoy light
refreshments.
The new office will house
members of the Gardenia Team
who are caring for patients and
their families in Belle Glade,
Canal Point, Pahokee and South
Bay. Directing the team are
HPBC team physicians Rahat
Abbas, MD and Antonio Mendez,
MD of Metcare Everglades.
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to that care for patients, their
families and the community-at-
large."
For more information, call
(561) 992-7949 or visit the Web
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and educational programs
designed to meet the special
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their families and the
community-at-large."
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faced with serious illness. Expert
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hospital or hospice inpatient
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By Audrey Blackwell

OKEECHOBEE The status of
Lake Okeechobee is on nearly
everybody's mind these days, and
theie is some comfort in knowing
that groups of interested parties
meet regularly to keep abreast of
the steps being taken by South
Florida Water Management
(SFWMD) and the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (COE).
Twenty-eight members of the
Lake Okeechobee Committee
(LOC) met Feb. 22 at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center from 9 a.m.
until about 3 p.m. This committee
is a subcommittee of SFWMD's
Water Resources Advisory Com-
mission (WRAC). Later in the day,
COE held a meeting at the same
location.
Malcolm "Bubba" Wade, LOC
chairman, gave a brief overview of
member issues and SFWMD staff
provided new information to the
group.
Other speakers included Susan
Sylvester, SFWMD deputy director
of operations control; Calvin Nei-
drauer, SFWMD chief consulting
engineer, operations control; Susan
Gray, PH.D., SFWMD director of
Lake Okeechobee division; and
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ager of the Lake Okeechobee
watershed project.
A report was made to the com-
mittee on the current water condi-
tions of the lake, based on a sum-
mary prepared by Bob Howard,
director of operations control in the
SFWMD's engineering and vegeta-
tion management department.
Highlights of that report showed
significantly high rainfall in the lake
tributaries for the past five years as
follows:
Wet season rainfall over the
Upper Kissimmee Basin was above
average for the years spanning
2001 through 2005. These five sea-
sons yielded more than 41 inches
of extra rainfall, and the return peri-
od for 2004's wet season was 50
years.
The Lake Okeechobee water-
shed is about three times larger
than the lake, so excess rainfall
over the watershed can result in a
three-fold increase in the Lake
Okeechobee stage. For example,
an extra 5 inches in the watershed
could produce 15 inches of extra
water in the lake.
About 20 people from across
south-central Florida attended the
meeting, and a few spoke to the
committee.
Jennifer Hecker, natural


resource policy manager with the
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
in Naples, said she sees dedication
and persistence in each committee
member.
"What we want to see are solu-
tions to preserve and restore the
health of both Lake Okeechobee
and the estuaries, and not one at
the expense of the other," she said.
Ms. Gray gave a report on the
background and history of sedi-
ment dredging of Lake Okee-
chobee and shared a list of fast
track projects for the lake. Some
items to be completed by May 31
include:
complete design for Nubbin
Slough expansion;
e issue work order to prepare
basis of design review (BODR) over
the Lakeside Ranch stormwater
treatment area (STA); and,
develop the fast track project
plan and schedule.
Some iterns to be started by May
31 include:
e permitting for Nubbin Slough
STA expansion;
e prepare to re-route water
from the S-15.4 basin;
geotechnical investigation
program for Taylor Creek Reservoir
and Lakeside Ranch STA;
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this opportunity pass you by $134.900.


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about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW!
Be sure to check out the huge horse barn
and workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large
workshop. Lower your blood pressure'
$189,900.
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* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/-
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* 3BR/2B manufactured home in
Inunokalee. Features new carpel and vinsl
and fenced corner lot. Listed at only
$155,900.
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help! Escape to a private master bedroom
with retreat room and garden tub! Features
4 bedrooms, laundry room and a large
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family friendly home! Home is a 2005 and a
bargain ai $154,900.
* You can hear the birds chirp,..the crickets
crick, from this, the nicest, most well kept
2.5 acre "get-a-way' in all of Pioreer
Plantation. Seller's motivated....clon't let this
opportunity pass you by. $134,900.
* 2BR/2B manufactured home on .25+/-
acrcis ll6g o 4tlp lffl'q r a
first tie )nuyer or investor. O'ly $54,900.


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations wili file
past well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres
on SR 80 in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road
'rr.rr- andI ;i ., entrances off of SR 80.
S I. '' with s .I electric Time's on vour
side in this investment! $2,750,000.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your
investment dollars here. O beautifid acres withb
lhln' 27 iioslas.' Next to water plant Pioperty
tas cleared except ir tihe majestic live Oaks.
... $750,000.
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in Muse. This property has lots of oaks,
pines and palmt trees. Perfect for the nature
lover. Piicdl at only $95,000.
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secluded 2 -',- acres. Fresh air special!
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and Lakeside Ranch STA; and,
BODR for permanent forward
pumps.
On revising the Lake Okee-
chobee Regulation Schedule, with
the COE taking the lead, the follow-
ing are slated for completion by
May31:
temporary forward pumps
bid process;
governing board authoriza-
tion for development of revisions to
water shortage plan; and,
alternative regulation sched-
ules developed and under review.
Two items are planned to begin
May 31 revising the supply side
management and water shortage
rules, and purchasing temporary
forward pumps and preparing the
installation sites.
More items are on the fast track
and relate to developing a phos-
phorus loading methodology for
assessing land use changes and for
dealing with alternative storage/dis-
posal of surface water.
Information on planning and
activities related to the lake is
updated regularly on the SFWMD
website atwww.sfwmd.gov.
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HOMES:
* $595,900 3BD/2BA home on 2.34+/- acres in
Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen lanai, securi-
ty system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen and a Murphy
Bed just to name a few of the many extras this home has
to offer! Owner/Agent bring any serious offer.
* $550,000 PRICE REDUCED! 4BD/3BA home on
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an above
ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries that this
beautiful home offers.
* $259,900 3BD/1BA home with a lot of extras! The
home features new paint on the interior and exterior, a
paved driveway, well kept lawn with a fenced in back yard
and much more!
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a com-
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $850,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and includes
barns, ponds & much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits
on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addition
with it's own entrance and much more. The property has a
pond with an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2
barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home irn Muse which
rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof.
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3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the EI Rio
Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New and still
under consu'uction! Call fro completion date.
* $120,500 3BD12BA manufactured home located in
the Moore Haven Yacht Club. Thlis home is brand new
and under consm auction! This is the time to invest! Call
now for completion date.
* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/- acres in
as a weekend getaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under construc-
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* $112,500 21D/2BDANew Construction in the Moore
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55+/- "ownership" park. Call today for completion date!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is surround-
ed in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* JUST REDUCED $64,900 3BD/2BA manufactured
home on .20+/- acres.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 iHwt 27 frontage. Curently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,025,600 5t+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees,
fronts on two roads, owner will divide.


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Close to LaBelle, Alva & Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in
Moose Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit
trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are loaded
on the property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
* $135,000 REDUCED! 4.70+/- acres. The perfect
place for your dreatIhM4 L* plijerry is secluded,
yet close to town.
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single wide mobile home included with the property. The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
* $25.500 $72,900 Call for more information about
3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have been nice-
ly maintained and are close to everything in LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55
and older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Call for more information.
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S/D in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a
dream come true. Only $84,900.
.29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to
sell @ only $72,900. Possible seller
financing.
2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
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for your new home. $64,900.
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* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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located near West Glades Elementary in Muse
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The Airglades Airport at Riddle Field was dedicated and opened on Wednesday, Feb. 22.


Briefs

Hendry
County Fair
Welcome! Crafters and local tal-
ents, 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).
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 provid-
ed. 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: March 17,
April 21, May 26, June 23, July 21,
Aug. 25, Sept. 22, October 27, Nov.
17, Dec. 15. Location Clewiston at
St. Margaret's Catholic Church, 208
N. Dean Duff Ave, Clewiston Pick
up times are 12-3 p.m.


Student
Continued From Page 1
can all learn a lot from these young
people."
Governor Bush will host a
luncheon at the Governor's Man-
sion and later hold a roundtable
discussion for the students. The All-
Stars will visit the Capitol, partici-
pate in a mock senate session and
receive a signed photo of the Gov-
ernor and an award certificate.


Trainees of the No. 5 British Flying Training School were on hand to dedicate the grand open-
ing of the Airglades terminal.


Airport
Continued From Page 1
includes a "World War II" motif
of artifacts and decorations; a
pilot's lounge with showers; and
four offices and conference
rooms.
Hendry County Administrator
Lester Baird and Jeff Barwick
served as masters of ceremony.
Mr. Barwick and Mayor Cham-


Land
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road are going to have some
problems."
City Manager Wendell John-
son distributed a draft of Ordi-
nance 2006-01 on Nov. 30 to the
commission for review, propos-
ing to change Chapter 110 of the
City's Land Development Codes
to allow more flexibility in the
city's ability to address noncon-
forming issues.
The ordinance was drafted to
resolve issues with, property
owners who do not meet the
current code regulations that
were adopted in 1978, long after
their homes and accessory
buildings were built.
Meeting visitor Tom Loftis
said he has had difficulty refi-
nancing his home since last
August due to the noncompli-
ance issue. He is particularly
concerned that if a disaster
occurs in Clewiston and his
home is damaged more than 51


ness visited the members of the
RAF in Great Britain last year in a
reunion celebration, -and many
of those same cadets were pres-
ent at the Airglades dedication.
Cadets and honorary mem-
bers of the No. 5 British Flying
Training :School present
Wednesday included Harry
Leeks, Harold Kosola, Ron Cox,
Ken Mills, John Perry Sr., Dou-
glas Day, Bill Read, Eric Love-
land, John Smalley, Reed Clary,


percent, he will be unable to
repair or rebuild it.
Mayor Mali Chamness was
aware of other people having
similar problems with refinanc-
ing due to the nonconforming
issues. Commissioner Rodriguez
sympathized with Mr. Loftis, say-
ing no one should have to live
under those conditions.
Sermon Dyess, Lewell Hugh-
es, and Raoul Rivera also spoke
about having similar problems
with their nonconforming prop-
erties.
City Manager Johnson,read
Ordinance 2006-01 by title only.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORI-
DA, PROVIDING FOR AMEND-
MENT TO CHAPTER 110 ENTI-
TLED ZONING OF THE CITY
CODE;' PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ARTICLE IV, ENTI-
TLED NONCONFORMING USES
AND STRUCTURES IN ITS
ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR
ENACTMENT OF A NEW ARTI-
CLE IV, ENTITLED NONCON-


Jim Moxom, Bob Hosford, and
Tom Chappell.
Hendry County Commission-
er Kevin McCarthy officially dedi-
cated the Airglades terminal
building in honor and memory
of the No. 5 British Flying Train-
ing School.
Following the ceremony and
ribbon cutting, a tour of the
building was provided to guests
and' refreshments were served at
the reception.


FORMING USES AND RELATED
MATTERS; PROVIDING FOR
INTENT; PROVIDING FOR USES
OF LAND; PROVIDING FOR
USES OF LAND AND STRUC-
TURES IN COMBINATION; PRO-
VIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS;
PROVIDING FOR REPAIRS AND
MAINTENANCE; PROVIDING
PROVISION FOR HARDSHIP
CASES; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF CONFLICTING
ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE-DATE.
Commissioner Rodriguez
made a motion, seconded by
Commissioner Pittman, to
approve Ordinance 2006-01 on
the first reading and set the pub-
lic hearing date for March 20.
Motion passed on a 4-1 vote;
Commissioner Beatty voting
nay.
City Manager Johnson will
schedule a commission work-
shop within the next two weeks
to discuss Ordinance 2006-01. in
depth.


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shall announced that a federal
grand jury returned an indict-
ment on Feb. 22 charging the
four individuals with conspiracy
to possess and distribute mari-
juana. If convicted, the defen-
dants face a maximum penalty of
life imprisonment. The defen-
dants are scheduled to make
their initial appearance on the
indictment Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.
before Magistrate Judge Sheri


Polster Chappell in Ft. Myers.
Those arrested were: Andrew
M. Wedderburn (7/19/1964),
Negril, Jamaica; Valdonia 0. Rid-
dick (9/24/1957), Negril, Jamaica;
Travers J. Hanast (1/10/1953),
Tampa; Oliver Devaun O'Sullivan
(11/20/1980), Miami.
According to the U.S. Attor-
ney's Office, this is the latest
arrest in an ongoing investigation
that began more than four years
ago and includes the earlier
' arrest of five other individuals.
The investigation has resulted
in the total seizure of 4,800


pounds of marijuana. Court doc-
uments reveal that the marijuana
came from Jamaica and was
smuggled to the U.S. in sailing
vessels.
This case was investigated by
the DEA and the Clewiston Police
Department. It is being prosecut-
ed by Assistant United States
Attorney Jesus Casas.
An indictment is merely a for-
mal charge that a defendant has
committed a violation of the fed-
eral criminal laws, and every
defendant is presumed innocent
unless, and until, proven guilty.


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Crysten Camie Smith, 7, was crowned Brighton Seminole
Princess in a pageant on Feb. 10. Crysten attends Semi-
nole Elementary School in Okeechobee.


Thursday, March 2, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee







SPORTS 11


Thursday, March 2, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The spring
sports season is upon us. To have
your school's schedule pub-
lished, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To help
us provide lake-area coverage,
request a sports information
sheet or please send game stats
to myoung@newszap.com. If
you don't see your school's sports
schedule or sports news listed,
please contact the schools direct-
ly and ask them to cooperate in
submitting this information to us.
Spring Sports
Schedules

Glades Day
Baseball
March 7: At Jupiter Christian 7
p.m.
March 9: At Summit Christian
3:30 p.m.
March 11: Hosts St. Edwards 1
p.m.
March 13: At Dwyer 7 p.m.
March 16: Hosts King's Acade-
my4 p.m.
March 17: At St. Edwards 7
p.m.
March 28: At American Her-
itage (Delray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christ-
ian4 4 p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4
p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4
p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes
1 p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge
4 p.m.
. April 21: At Glades Central 7
p.m.
Softball
March 2: At Jupiter Christian 4
p.m.
March 7: Hosts Summit Christ-
ian 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 Christ-
ian 4 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4
p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore
tournament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
Track and Field
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 Invita-
tional 3:30 p.m.
Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6
p.m.
March 14: Hosts Evangelical
Christian 6:30 p.m.
March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7
p.m.
March 21: Hosts Cypress Lakes
7p.m.
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 29: Hosts Sebring 7
p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Evangelical Christ-
ian 7 p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Her-
itage 6 p.m.
April 11: 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
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 6: Hosts SWFC 5 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6


p.m.
March 13: Hosts Cypress Lakes
7p.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 Acade-
my 7 p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7
p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
Tennis
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
Okeechobee 4 p.m.
Track
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 Invi-
tational TBA
March 31: Hosts Clewiston
Invitational 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
Haven 5 p.m.
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational
4p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden
Gate 1 p.m.


FT. MYERS County officials,
project developers The Richard E.
Jacobs Group and CBL & Associ-
ates Properties, Inc., and Bass Pro
Shops representatives held a
groundbreaking ceremony, Tues-
day, Feb. 21st to mark the olficial
beginning ol construction on the
new Bass Pro Shops retail store in
Ft. Myers.
The 123,000 square-foot out-
door store will feature an over
8,000 square-foot Islamorada
Fish Company Restaurant. The
store, tentatively scheduled to
open in October, will anchor
the new 1.7 million square-foot
Gulf Coast Town Center devel-
opment located at 1-75 and
Alico Road in the rapidly grow-
ing Ft. Myers/Naples corridor.
Regarded as part museum,
part art gallery, part education,
conservation and entertain-
ment center the store in Ft.
.Myers will offer some of the
same signature features of
other Bass Pro Shops Outdoor
World stores. However, as typi-
cal in stores in other geographic
locations, this newest, Florida
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
will be uniquely designed to
pick up the local flavor of the
area's outdoor heritage and
include state record fish and
wildlife exhibits and historical
pictures and artifacts from local
hunters and fishermen.
The store will feature a his-
torical detailing of southwest
Florida throughout the interior
and exterior. A focal showpiece
will be the over 19,000 gallon
freshwater aquarium that will
display a colorful array of native
fish. Elevators with glass panels
will move visitors from floor-to-
floor allowing them full store
views. Located abutting a 24-
acre retention lake, which will
'be ideal for boat testing, the
landscaping will represent the
Florida fauna including a rain


.garden.
The 8,227 square-foot Islam-
orada Fish Company Restaurant
(pronounced 'eye-lah-mah-rah-
dah') will serve up a wide vari-
ety of freslr'seafood entrees
sure to ternpt any taste bud. A
concept born in the late forties
in the Keys as a marina snack
bar, it has grown over time into
a first-class restaurant offering
fresh fish, shellfish and other
Crustaceans, smoked meats,
and wild game, rotisserie
broiled fowl, great steaks,
sharable appetizers and daring
desserts. Diners can enjoy
recipes and a relaxing way of
life normally found only in the
Florida Keys.
"We are excited about bring-
ing both our Bass Pro Shops
retail store and our Islamorada
Fish Company Restaurant to
Southwest Florida," said Bass
Pro Shops President Jim
Hagale. "Local residents and
visitors to this area of Florida
will enjoy the shopping and din-
ing experience we offer."
"Bass Pro Shops is a major
feature of Gulf Coast Town Cen-
ter and brings a unique shop-
ping and entertainment aspect
to the project," said Geoff
Smith, CBL & Associates Prop-
erties, Inc., director of commu-
nity center development. "Bass
Pro Shops is one of 15 anchor
stores at Gulf Coast Town Cen-
ter and complements the open-
air shopping destination with
it's retail, dining and experien-
tial components. This is the first
Bass Pro Shops in CBl's portfo-
lio and the first in Southwest.
Florida and we look forward to
working with them on this and
other successful projects."
Other Florida Bass Pro Shops
retail stores include locations in
Destin, Dania Beach near Ft.
Lauderdale, Orlando and Islam-
orada in the Keys.


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Officials attending the
groundbreaking included CBL
& Associates Properties, Inc.,
director of community center
development Geoff Smith and
Bass Pro Shops Director 6f'Cdo-
servation Martin Mac Donald
among others.
Bass Pro Shops visitors will
be able to purchase most every-
thing they need while visiting
and enjoying the outdoor
opportunities in the Ft.
Myers, Naples area by shopping
selections of fishing, hunting,
camping and marine items, vis-
iting clothing, gift and footwear
departments, or dining at the
Islamorada Fish Company
Restaurant. The store will also
feature an expansive boat
showroom featuring Tracker,
Nitro, Mako and SeaCraft boats
all built by Tracker Marine
Group-the world's largest man-
ufacturer Of fishing boats,
Recognized for their conser-
vation efforts and outdoor edu-
cation programs, Bass Pro
Shops will staff approximately
250-300 associates from the
area that have a passion for the
outdoors so customers will be
assured of getting local skilled,
knowledgeable assistance with
product selections and ques-
tions. The store will also offer
Outdoor Skills Workshops for
adults, kids and families that
will help maximize outdoor fun
by teaching new skills and
improving existing ones.
"Our company has won
more awards for our conserva-
tion efforts than any other out-
door retailer in America," com-
mented Director of Conservation
for Bass Pro Shops Martin Mac
Donald. "We look forward to
being involved with local conser-
vation efforts to help preserve
our outdoor traditions for future
generations."


Tigers off to strong start;



down Glades Day 11-7


By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON Senior catcher
Kyle Kirstein opened his final high
school season with a bang, hitting
a home run and driving in five runs
for the Clewiston Tigers (3-0), who
defeated the Glades Day Gators 11-
7 in the season opener.
The Clewiston High School
baseball team has opened its sea-
son with three wins, including a 5-4
win against Lemon Bay on Feb. 24,
a 6-5 win against Moore Haven on
Feb. 21, and the victory over Glades
Day on Valentine's Day.
Kirstein batted three-for-three
with one run scored and one run
batted in against Lemon Bay. He
also walked once. Junior Jared
Combass scored twice, and senior
outfielder Stephan Du Plooy hit
two doubles and drove in one.
Junior Kale Mitchell threw a
complete game for the win, strik-
ing out six and walking two as the
Tigers defeated the Manta Rays in
the first division game of the sea-
son.
The visiting Moore Haven Terri-
ers challenged the undefeated
Tigers, hitting for two runs in the
first inning. The Terriers led 5-3 at
the end of four innings, before the
Tigers tied the score on a two-run
rally in the fifth. The game went
into extra innings, and the Tigers
put one more across the plate in
the bottom of the tenth to win 6-5.
Sophomore Nick Raiola batted
two-for-three with a double and
one run scored, as well as one RBI.
Senior second baseman Brett
Cameron drove in one with two
hits and two more runs scored.
Raiola pitched 6 and 1/3
innings, holding the Terriers to five
runs, and freshman Isandro Mar-
quez came on in relief, and earned
the win in extras.
In the season opener against
Glades Day, Combass batted two-
for-four with a double, and with
two runs scored and an RBI. Senior
Eric Mergott batted two-for-three
with one RBI and a run scored.
Kirstein also had a double and
scored two runs of his own. He
leads the team in home runs (1),
slugging percentage (1.333) and
on base percentage (.846).
Combass provided the starting
pitching for the Tigers, allowing
just three earned runs and striking
-out five. He walked four as the
Gators scored four additional


Sports Briefs


Umpire clinic
CLEWISTON -The Clewiston
.Dixie Baseball and Softball League
will be hosting an umpire clinic for
anyone 16 years or older who is
interested in umpiring for the
upcoming baseball and softball
season. The clinic will be held at
the Dixie Baseball equipment
room on Monday, March 6, at 7
p.m. Please call Jesus Rivera at 228-
3959 for more information.

Black Gold
tennis tournament
BELLE GLADE Black Gold
tennis tournament beginners to
advanced. Singles play April 1, dou-
bles play April 9. You can expect
three to four hours of fun each day
starting at. 9 a.m. No entry fee. Con-
tact Ken Buchanan (561) 996-6107.

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. Applica-
tions 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.


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Senior second baseman Brett Cameron drove in one run with
two hits and two more runs scored against the Moore Haven
Terriers.


unearned runs, but Combass and
the Tigers held on to win on the
strong hitting performances of the
Tiger sluggers ensured the victory.
Head Coach Vance Johnston
will now lead the Clewiston base-


ball team in upcoming division
games on the road. The Tigers
begin a road series of games Feb.
28, playing American Heritage and
later playing a league game at
Estero on Mar. 3.


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Groundbreaking ceremony


paves way for Bass Pro Shop


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, March 2, 2006







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 2, 2006


'Best Available for Technologies'


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District will hold a pub-
lic meeting on Wednesday,
March 8 at 6 p.m. in Okeechobee
to discuss BATs Best Available
Technologies (BATs) for dairies
in the Lake Okeechobee water-
shed.
In accordance with the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Act
(Sec. 373.4595, F.S.), passed by
the Florida Legislature in 2000,
the South Florida Water Manage-


ment District (SFWMD) is inves-
tigating all types of available
technologies that are able to
help dairies reduce phosphorus
loading in the Lake Okeechobee
watershed. We invite the public
to join in the discussion and
bring new ideas to the table.
The meeting will be held in
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center Auditorium on the
second floor of the Bank of
America Building in downtown


Okeechobee. The address is 205
N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972. For more
information about the meeting,
or to get directions, please
phone the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (800) 250-4200
or (863) 462-5260. We look for-
ward to your participation in this
important meeting.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-


sees the water resources in the
southern half of the state 16
counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restora-
tion of the Everglades.


New development plans announced


BONITA SPRINGS The
Bonita Bay Group has announced
plans to develop a new, 187-acre,
master-planned community, the
company's first in Hendry County,
according to Mitch Hutchcraft,
regional vice president of The
Bonita Bay Group.
Murphy's Landing, located off
S.R. 80, approximately 15 miles
east of 1-75 (exit 141) in Hendry
County, will be a gated, river-ori-
ented community with approxi-
mately one mile of frontage on
the Caloosahatchee River. The
first phase is planned with 403
homes by preferred builders and
priced from the mid-$300,000s to
over $1 million. Custom and tradi-
tional single-family homes and
coach homes will be offered.
The architecture at Murphy's
Landing will reinforce the
unique nature of the community
with historical references and
styles that are reminiscent of
Florida's coastal towns and river-
front villages. Homes will feature
front porches, and many will


have rear garage accesses, creat-
ing a neighborhood streetscape
typical of hometown America.
"We are very excited about
the Murphy's Landing commu-
nity," said Hutchcraft. "It is an
excellent location, on a beautiful
piece of land along on the
Caloosahatchee River. We
believe that the amenities and
outdoor areas will be the foun-
dation of a lifestyle experience
that our customers will find very
attractive."
From 1-75, exit 141, Southwest
Florida International Airport is 15
minutes away, and Florida Gulf
Coast University is 20 minutes.
Murphy's Landing will be easily
accessible to Sputhwest Florida's
coastal communities and down-
town Fort Myers, and is located
just minutes from LaBelle, histo-
ry-rich, riverfront community
with a hometown charm.
Planned community features
may include trails, sidewalks, and
a sunset park with pavilion, a
riverfront promenade, and com-


munity pool, fitness facility locat-
ed in the River House, and a
canoe and kayak launch.
Sweetwater Landing, The
Bonita Bay Group's public marina
on the Caloosahatchee River, is 10
minutes from Murphy's Landing.
Renovations and improvements
to the marina are currently under
way. In addition to a waterfront
restaurant, shower facilities and a
ship's store, the marina will pro-
vide 70 wet and 245 dry slips. Ser-
vices offered will include power
and water hookups, gas and
diesel fuel, as well as boat repairs
and detailing service.
Future water access is currently
being planned for those desiring
membership in a water-oriented
amenity. The Caloosahatchee is
part of the Intracoastal Waterway
allowing boaters passage from
Florida's Gulf of Mexico, crossing
the peninsula through Lake Okee-
chobee and along the state's east-
ern coastline.
Murphy's Landing will reflect
the same commitment to meticu-


lous planning, environmental
stewardship, integrity and atten-
tion to detail that is evident in The
Bonita Bay Group's flagship com-
munity, Bonita Bay.
The Bonita Bay Group is a
diversified company involved in
the planning, development, sales
and management of master-
planned communities, freestand-
ing recreational amenities and
commercial facilities throughout
Southwest Florida. The company
is respected for its commitment to
meticulous planning, environ-
mental stewardship, integrity and
attention to detail. The Bonita Bay
Group employs more than 1,500
individuals and is currently devel-
oping eight master-planned com-
munities Bonita Bay, The
Brooks, Shadow Wood Preserve,
Mediterra, TwinEagles, Verandah,
Sandoval and Murphy's Landing
- along with 12 golf courses and
two marinas. For more informa-
tion about Murphy's landing, visit
www.murphys-landing.com.


Bass Busters results


CLEWISTON The Bass
Busters tournament trail silver
division results for Saturday,
Feb. 18:
First place overall weight
was the team of Kevin Thomas
& Aymon Wilcox with a total
weight of 16.97 pounds.
Second place overall and
first place big bass went to the
team of Alan Williams & Jo
Gene Haloway with a total
weight of 16.86 pounds and the
big bass tipping the scales at
7.57 pounds. Third Place went
to the team of Tony Bennett &
Allen Walls with a total caught
of 13.95 Pounds. The second
place big bass went to the team
of Bob Campbell and Robert
Power with a big'n weighing
7.01 pounds.
The next Silver Division tour-
nament will be held in Clewis-
ton on Lake Okeechobee on
Saturday March 18 from Safe-
light to 3 p.m. The team entry is
$70 including big bass.
The Bass Busters tourna-


ment trails GOLD Division
results for Sunday Feb. 19:
First Place overall and Sec-
ond Place Big Bass went to the
team of Tony Bennett and Allen
Walls with an overall weight of
31.98 pounds and a big bass of
8.01 pounds. Second place
overall and first place big bass
went to the team of Brandon
McMillian and Chris Rand with
an overall caught of 22 pounds
and a big bass of 8.46 pounds.
Third place went to the team of
Rick Burton and Todd Kersey
with an overall weight of 20.24
pounds. The next gold division
tournament will be held in
Clewiston on Lake Okee-
chobee on Sunday March 19
from Safelight to 3 p.m. the
team entry fee is $100 including
big bass.
For More information about
Bass Busters visit their Web site
at www.bassbustersflorida.com
or contact Chris Fickey at (941)
232-9539.


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Bush re-designates South Central Fla. region


Re-designation will
reaffirm commitment
for development

OKEECHOBEE Governor
Jeb Bush announced the re-desig-
nation of the south central region,
which includes the counties of
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands and Okeechobee, the
cities of Pahokee, Belle Glade, and
South Bay and the community of
Immokalee, as a Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern.
"This re-designation continues
our strong commitment to ensure
all Floridians benefit from the
state's expanding economy and,
prosperity, no matter where they
live," said Governor Bush.
"Although much progress has
been made in this region over the
past five years as a result of the
original designation, many chal-
lenges are still ahead. Today's re-
designation recognizes those chal-
lenges and renews our
commitment as a partner with the
region as they work to realize their
economic objectives.".
An. area designated a Rural
Area of Critical Economic Con-


"We are hard working and good people, but our
lack of infrastructure and the pressures on agri-
culture, along with two devastating hurricane
years have created challenges that could bend
even the strongest economies. We look forward.to
becoming a region with high-skill, high-wage jobs
and this designation will assist in that process."
Butch Jones,
Glades County Commissioner


cern receives .priority attention
from state agencies to ensure
communities receiv'ethe techni-
cal assistance and other resources
needed to further economic
development initiatives and. local
projects. The Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern initiative also
allows the Governor, through his
Rural Economic Development Ini-
tiative (REDI), more flexibility in
applying or waiving criteria
requirements, local match or sim-
ilar provisions considered by eco-
nomic development incentives
programs. Local governments
and regional organizations work
closely with REDI, a multi-agency


initiative, to identify and pursue
economic development opportu-
nities. The Governor's Office of
Tourism, Trade, and Economic
Development provides additional
assistance to rural communities
to solve problems affecting their
fiscal, economic or community
viability.
"Everyone in the region is very
appreciative of the re-designation
as a Rural Area of Critical Econom-
ic Concern," said K.S. "Butch"
Jones, Glades County Commis-
sioner and Chairman of Florida's
Heartland REDI, Inc. "The people
of this region have struggled to
catch up to the state in economic


'Florida Prepares' conveyed message


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
Secretary M. Rony Frangois led a
distinguished panel of guest
speakers including Governor Jeb
Bush, U.S. Health and Human
Services Secretary Michael Leav-
itt, Centers for Disease Control
Director Julie Gerberding and
others in "Florida Prepares,"
informing Floridians about the
effects of an eventual pandemic,
"It is necessary to bring pan-
demic awareness into Florida
communities," said Dr. Fran ois.
"It is crucial for Floridians to
understand that a pandemic will
affect all facets of the community.
Preparation is most important


throughout these events and we
were able to promote this at our
gathering. We encourage those
who attended to carry the infor-
mation they were given back to
their homes and businesses and
share our message."
With more than 700 people
attending the event at the Talla-
hassee-Leon County Civic Center,
the focus remained on the impor-
tance of informing and preparing
communities, businesses and
families. Drn Fran ois challenged
everyone to stay informed and
involved by reaching out to local
elected officials and institutions.
The event allowed attendees to
voice questions and concerns to


the panel and receive answers in
return through discussion. :Com-
munication was encouraged at
the summit in order to ensure
that those in attendance fully
understood the importance of the
issues presented.
Dr. Frangois assured those
present that Florida has been
preparing for a pandemic event
for many years with a strong sur-
veillance system and help from
partners. He said the state contin-
ues to refine this network to
ensure its viability. He also
emphasized that all disasters are
local and that each Floridian
must be responsible in doing
his/her part to prepare.


development. We are hard work-
ing and good people, but our lack
of infrastructure and the pressures
on agriculture, along with two
devastating hurricane years have
created challenges that could
bend even the strongest
economies. We look forward to
becoming a region with high-skill,
high-wage jobs and this designa-
tion will assist in that process."
The Rural Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern designation lasts
five years. An evaluation at the end
of the five years in a recom-
mendation by REDI as to whether
the designation should be contin-
ued. Three areas have continued
their designation since 1999. In
addition to the south central Flori-
da region, areas in northwest and
north central Florida have also
received the designation.


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Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule under revision


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE As part of an
effort to better manage Lake Okee-
chobee water levels (revise the
Lake Okeechobee regulation
schedule), the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (COE) held a public
workshop Wednesday night, Feb.
22, at the Okeechobee Civic Center.
This meeting was one of several
community meetings that will be
held around the lake in conjunc-
tion with analysis and environmen-
tal evaluations before a revised reg-
ulation schedule is finalized and
put into effect in Jan. 2007.
"The communities that are
most affected by regulations gov-
erning water levels in Lake Okee-
chobee are an integral part of this
process," said Colonel Robert M.
Carpenter, Jacksonville District
COE commander, in a press
release. "This is a time for the pub-
lic to stay engaged. We must look
for a fix to the problems plaguing
Lake Okeechobee. The Corps is
committed to finding a solution
and implementing it by January
2007."
About 60 people attended the
meeting, which was opened by
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Goetz
of the Jacksonville District, COE.
He said use of the current lake
level regulation schedule known as
Water Supply and Environment
Schedule (WSE) began in a
drought.
"When the rains came, it didn't
do what we wanted it to do," he
added.
Lt. Col. Goetz asserted that the
current WSE is not working and
that the COE is working under a
"deviation" right now because the
WSE itself does not call for releas-
ing water at this time.
Lt. Col. Goetz stated that the
goal of the new schedule would be
to manage the lake at a lower level
and give more importance to the
environment.
He said the new schedule
would be in effect from 2007 until
2010. By 2010, other projects such
as reservoirs and stormw ater treat-
ment areas would be in place.


Those will change the way the lake
is managed.
Lt. Col. Goetz noted that while
three alternatives have been pro-
posed, the effects of each alterna-
tive would not be known until after
extensive testing, called modeling,
is done. He stated that the new
schedule would rely more on
human decision making rather
than strictly following a chart, as is
done now.
The proposed environmental
report, known as the Draft Supple-
mental Environmental Impact
Statement (DSEIS), will analyze
reasonable alternatives to the WSE.
This study will only consider opera-
tional changes to the current water
management system. This study
will not be looking at structural
modifications, like changing the
locks.
The current WSE, which went
into effect in July of 2000, was
designed to provide flood protec-
tion and balance the needs of
water supply, navigation and pro-
tection of natural habitat and
downstream ecosystems. This
schedule has four zones A
through E. Zones A through C are
used for flood control release. Zone
D allows for conditional releases
based on a number of conditions
and utilizing a complicated deci-
sion tree. These conditional releas-
es have sometimes caused exces-
sive freshwater discharges to the
Caloosahatchee River and the St.
Lucie Estuary. In Zone E, there are
no regulatory releases.
The objectives of the revised
regulation schedule will include
managing the lake level for the best
benefit of the environment and
reducing large regulatory releases
to the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie estuaries while continuing to
provide flood control, water supply,
navigation and recreation needs.
Agencies involved in this study
in addition to the COE include
South Florida Water Management
District, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice, National Marine Fisheries Ser-
vice, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-


INI/Pete Gawda
Lt. Col. Andrew Goetz of the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, listens to a question from the audience
at a public meeting held Wednesday night, Feb. 22, at the
Okeechobee Civic Center. These meetings are to obtain pub-
lic input about the issues involving water levels in Lake
Okeechobee and to inform people about progress to date on


proposed changes.
sion.
The on-going study includes the
years between 1965 and 2000, the
existing systems conveyance
capacity, stormwater treatment
areas and existing regulation
schedule for water control areas
and the Kissimmee River Chain of
Lakes.
Pete Milam, project manager for
COE, explained the alternatives
under consideration.
Preliminary parameters in the
new study call for the lake elevation
to range from 12.5 feet in June and
July to a high of 15.5 feet from
November through January, with
emphasis on reducing the times
the lake is below that level and
reducing the number of times
releases would have to be made to
the estuaries because the water is


above that level.
The goal of the current WSE is
to hold the lake between 13.5 and
15.2 feet.
Other preliminary performance
measures call for maximum and
minimum levels in the water con-
servation areas.
Preliminary Alternative #1 will
allow for quicker response in the
fall and winter months to allow for
the large inflow that often occurs
during hurricane season. It .also
calls for minimum or no risk to
water supply at low lake levels with
temporary forward pumps in place
and adjustments to supply side.
management.
Preliminary Alternative #2 does
away with the zones. It has two
lake stage limits. One limit sets the
high elevation of the lake at 17.5


Reservoir may help slow lake water releases


By Patty Brant

Too much water is a problem;
not enough water is a problem. It
depends on the'time of year in
Florida just which is the case. A
state-federal partnership known as
Everglades Restoration is back-'
tracking to undo the effects of flood
control. The C-43 Reservoir under
construction at Berry Groves just
west of LaBelle may help control
the flow of water.
At least part of the solution, the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) believes, will be
a 170,000 acre-feet (enough water
to cover 170,000 acres one foot
deep) reservoir on an 11,000-acre
parcel just west of LaBelle off State
Road 80. The C-43 Reservoir is one
of the Everglades Restoration
Acceler8 projects eight projects
intended to restore 100,000 acres of
wetlands, expand water treatment
areas by close to 29,000 acres and
provide 428,000 acre-feet of addi-
tional water storage for Everglades
Restoration.
At a cost of $338 million, the
reservoir will be 12-16 feet deep
and should be in operation by
2011. The Acceler8 projects stretch
from south Orange County to Flori-
daBay.
On Friday, Feb. 24, the SFWMD
celebrated the construction start of
two 4-acre test cells for the project.
Each will hold 42 million gallons of
water from Lake Okeechobee.
These test cells are intended to pro-
vide answers to two hotly debated
community issues: will the water
the reservoir is intended to hold
seep through the berm; and what
will be the quality of the water in
the reservoir?
The completed reservoir is to
protect the downstream environ-
ment from high volume water


releases that have been blamed for
lowering salinity levels in the estu-
ary which destroys fish and oyster
habitats.
Flushing an overabundance of
fresh water from Lake Okeechobee
throughh the Caloosahatchee Ri er
has, come under fire recently as
detrimental to the Caloosahatchee
Estuary ecosystem. The problem
has ignited tempers and prompted
such extreme proposals as flood-
ing the area south of Lake Okee-
chobee to store excess fresh water.
In her statement at the ground-
breaking, Department of Environ-
mental Protection Secretary
Colleen Castille said "huge environ-
mental damage" has been done by
fresh water discharges from Lake
Okeechobee both to the Atlantic
on the east and the Gulf of Mexico
on the west. She added that the
overall project's goal is to restore
the traditional Everglades ecosys-
tem. In addition, the project should
help create an economic boom
through jobs in building a sustain-
able environment. The secretary
said she hopes Hendry County can
continue its 150-year agricultural
history while transitioning to a
"healthy development."
SFWMD Board Member Alice
Carlson could not be present for
the event, but sent a prepared state-
ment which pointed to the C-43
Reservoir and other Everglades
projects as implementing solutions
to previous environmental wrongs.
Her comments gave credit to
Moore Haven High School students
who gave a well-received presenta-
tion at a Feb. 8 SFWMD Governing
Board meeting in Fort Myers. The
students reminded the adults that a
spirit of cooperation is the key to
success.
County Administrator Lester
Baird explained Hendry County's
objection to the state's land acqui-


sition program, of which the C-43
Reservoir is a part. He pointed out
that such acquisition erodes the
county's already-minimal tax base.
In addition, he said the county is
concerned about the health of the
Caloosahatchee River. He was
pleased to say that SFWMD has lis-
tened to the county's problems and
offered solutions. For instance,
although land like the Berry's site,
where the C-43 Reservoir will be
located, will no longer generate
taxes for the county, the reservoir
itself will stimulate much needed
jobs for residents. This will be a par-
ticularly important benefit for a
county that's unemployment rate
averages 13 percent, he said.
"We look forward to the posi-
tive effects on the river," he con-
cluded, adding that much of the
pollution running into the river is
actually generated from north of
LakeOkeechobee.
LaBelle residents had protested
loud and clear last year at several
workshops to sound out public
opinion on the C-43 Reservoir pro-
posal. Seepage into the surround-
ing area was one of the top con-
cerns.
According to Ken Ammon,
deputy executive director of the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan, SFWMD is aware
that previous blasting in the area
has caused fractures in the under-
ground rock above the clay layer.
The test cells now being construct-
ed will show any seepage. He said
SFWMD does not believe the reser-
voir will need to be lined since the
natural clay layer combined with
high-density concrete core berms
tied into the clay should prevent
seepage.
If everything goes as expected at
the test cells, they will have outlived
their usefulness in May of 2007.
Then construction on the final


INI/Patty Brant
From left, Deputy Executive Director of Everglades Restoration at SFWMD Ken Ammon, Hendry
County Administrator Lester Baird, DEP Secretary Colleen Castille and SFWMD Executive
Director Carol Wehle helped kick off the C-43 Reservoir test project on Friday near LaBelle.


reservoir will begin in June 2007,
with completion scheduled for
2010.
A section of land along SR 80 on
the north side of the reservoir will
remain outside the footprint of the
cell. During construction it \\ill be. 'i
used for borrow rnaierial,.'-con-; -
structir', staying, pi oces.ring mate-
ifaI L'entuall-, it nia\ pr:Aide
some recreational uses for the pub-
lic.


feet for flood control purposes.
Another limit identifies the low ele-
vation of the lake for water supply
purposes. Between these two lim-
its, the optimal lake elevation will
be established. All water releases
will be based on an effort to main-
tain the optimal lake elevation.
COE's Andrew Geller stated that
under Alternative #1 there would
be small releases in the dry season
and more releases in the wet sea-
son.
Alternative #3 would allow
low-level releases to the water con-
servation areas when the lake was
between 13.75 and 15.60. This
alternative calls for a re-evaluation
of Run 22aze, a regulation schedule
that was considered before the
present regulation schedule was
adopted. Pulse releases to the estu-
aries would be made for extended
periods of time when the lake is ris-
ing to avoid larger releases.
In response to question on the
safety of the dike, Lt. Col. Goetz said
that at 18 feet the dike is watched
very closely and that 18.5 is the dan-
ger level. As the lake rises inspec-
tion of the dike is more frequent. At
17.5 feet, crews check the dike
every day.
In response to another ques-
tion, he said the COE is pushing as
hard as it can on the Kissimmee
River Restoration. Restoring the
curves in the river will slow down
the flow of water into the lake and
actually store water. They hope to
start the next section soon.
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society called the options offered
by COE "very promising." He said


COE was looking at every option
they were asked to examine.
Carroll Head of Friends of Lake
Okeechobee called for a balance
between water supply, flood con-
trol and ecology. He asked about
making water releases as needed
for the ecology of the lake.
Barbara Jean Powell of the Ever-
glades Coordinating Council ques-
tioned the validity of the perform-
ance measurements being used to
evaluate the proposed regulation
schedules.
Lt. Col. Goetz replied that per-
formance standards are based on
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Program (CERP)
measurements, and said "we can't
redo CERP."
She replied that if the perform-
ance measures are flawed, maybe
the COE should develop their own
performance standards.
Local sportsman Frank Marsoc-
ci noted that WSE is not responsive
enough to rainfall.
Mark Perry of the Florida
Oceanographic Society remarked
that Alternative #2 is the most flexi-
ble plan he has seen. He felt that
the new regulation schedule
should address water supply and
flood control, but there should be a
major emphasis on preserving the
environment.
Another workshop will be held
May 31 in Clewiston, and four
regional meetings will be held in
August.
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Agricultural awareness


initiative targets Fla. residents


GAINESVILLE If you've
eaten a tomato this winter,
chances are it was grown in Flori-
da. And those plants decorating
your home and office probably
started life at one of Florida's nurs-
eries. For those who work in the
agriculture "field," these facts are
recognized. But when you ask
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the state's agriculture industry,
most don't have a carrot of an idea
that Florida ranks second national-
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Starting this spring, the Univer-
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and Agricultural Sciences is
launching a multifaceted Agricul-
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educating Florida's 16 million resi-
dents about the importance of the
state's agriculture and natural
resource industries.
"Our goal is to work with the
agriculture community and media
to raise the visibility and awareness
of Florida's diverse agriculture and
natural resource industry," said
Joan Dusky, UF assistant dean for
extension. "Most Florida citizens
don't realize how these industries
impact their everyday life."
"We want them to understand
that the Florida ag industry not
only puts safe, affordable food on
their table, but also provides a
large and stable economic base
and environmental benefits,"
Dusky said.
As part of the initiative, David
Mulkey, a professor and associate


"Our goal is to work with the agriculture com-
munity and media to raise the visibility and
awareness of Florida's diverse agriculture and
natural resource industry."
Joan Dusky,
UF assistant dean for extension


chair of UF's food and resource
economics department, and Alan
Hodges, an associate in the depart-
ment, are conducting research to
demonstrate the total economic
impact that agriculture and natural
resources have on the state.
"We are looking at all industry
sectors and how they relate to
agriculture and natural
resources," Hodges said. "Our
model also includes economic
multipliers for 'spin off' economic
benefits. For example, with every
ag dollar generated, there can be
up to a $2.50 return in regional
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Hodges said that no market
benefits such as green space,
watersheds, wildlife habitats and
tourism will also be evaluated.
"About 60 percent of Florida's land
includes forests," he said. "One
thing we are looking at is how
nature-related tourism helps sup-
port the overall economy."
According to the Florida Agri-
cultural Statistics Service, 43,000
commercial farms cover 10.1 mil-
lion acres, approximately one-
third of the state's land mass.Flori-


da leads national production in cit-
rus, snap beans, fresh-market
tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and
sugarcane. The state ranks second
in the production of greenhouse
and nursery products, sweet corn,
peppers and strawberries.
To help UF get the message
out, Scott Emerson, former -edi-
tor/associate publisher of Citrus &
Vegetable Magazine, has been
hired to help develop and deliver
the initiative's outreach efforts.
Emerson said he plans to work
closely with media, growers, com-
modity associations, extension
agents and other industry organi-
zations.
"There are several ongoing
efforts by the ag community that
are successfully reaching the
media with positive messages
about Florida agriculture," Emer-
son said. "We want to comple-
ment and expand these aware-
ness programs."
To learn more about the
Florida Agriculture Awareness
Initiative, contact Emerson at
semerson@ufl.edu or call (352)
392-1588.


Florida Farm Bureau to 'spring'

into action with March promotions


Springtime is a great time to cel-
ebrate agriculture, and during
March Florida Farm Bureau will be
doing its part to increase public
awareness of the contributions
agriculture makes to the economy
of the state and the well being of its
residents.
"March is rich in events that
commemorate American agricul-
ture. As the state's largest general
agricultural organization, Florida
Farm Bureau supports these
events, which raise public aware-
ness of our industry," said Florida
Farm Bureau President Carl B.
Loop Jr.
Florida Farm Bureau and the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services will be
taking agriculture's messages to
the public through their joint agri-
culture awareness campaign.
Since 2002 the campaign has been
working to increase awareness of
and appreciation for the state's
second-largest industry, centering
around the theme, "Safe, Afford-
able and Abundant: Food for
Thought, from Florida's Farmers."
"We have aired hundreds of
thousands of public service
announcements on cable televi-
sion systems and radio stations
across the state," Loop said. "This
campaign, paired with grass-roots
efforts by Farm Bureau volunteers,
has succeeded in increasing
awareness of FloridaAgriculture."
During the month of March,
Floridians will continue to see the
campaign's 30-second Public Ser-
vice Announcements on cable tel-


A tiny insect with a big appetite is a nuisance


UF researchers say
scale insects attacks
more than 300

FORT LAUDERDALE Wel-
come to the bug-of-the-month
club. Thanks to Florida's balmy
climate and popularity as a tourist
destination, at least one new and
unwanted insect pest hitchhikes
its way into the state every month,
according to University of Florida
researchers.
One of the most menacing
newcomers is the lobate lac scale
(Paratachardina lobata), an insect
native to India and Sri Lanka that
attacks more than 300 types of
woody plants, says Forrest
Howard, an associate professor of
entomology with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"No bigger than a pinhead, the
insect could become the most dif-
ficult problem yet for trees and
shrubs grown as ornamentals in
urban areas and native plants in
natural areas in South Florida," he
said. "Lobate lac scale is especial-
ly serious because it attacks a
wide. range of host plants, build-
ing up extremely dense popula-
tions, weakening and in many
cases killing the plant."
Howard said lobate lac scale,
like other scale insects that are
spread one from country to
another, probably arrived on a liv-
ing plant. The scales are very tiny
and colored to blend within the
plant, thereby escaping the eyes


Special to INI/
Forrest Howard, University of Florida
More than 300 species of
plants, Including some native
species are attached by
Lobate Lac Scale. Scientists
think the Insect came into
Florida on a living plant
brought into the state. It can
be Identified by their unusual
four-lobed appearance.


"No bigger than a pinhead, the insect could
become the most difficult problem yet for trees
and shrubs grown as ornamentals in urban
areas and native plants in natural areas in
South Florida."
Forrest Howard,
an associate professor of entomology with UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences


of agricultural inspectors at a port
of entry.
"In 1999 when we first identi-
fled the insect in Broward County,
we found it on about 10 different
kinds of plants in a small area," he
said. "As it continued to spread
across South Florida, we have
now identified more than 300
species of woody plants that the
lobate lac scale attacks."
These include native species
such as wax myrtle, cocoplum,
red bay, wild coffee and strangler
fig as well as commercial fruit
trees such. as mango, lychee and
star fruit.
."Wax-myrtles are obviously
the most susceptible to the scale,
and 'these are important berry-
producing trees for birds.in South
Florida," he said.
Hong Liu, a plant ecologist
who works with Howard at UF's
Fort Lauderdale Research and
Education Center, is studying the
effects of lobate lac scale on the
ecology of natural woodlands.
"The wide range of hosts
makes lobate lac scale especially
troubling," Liu said. "Evidence of
their sap-sucking destruction
includes blackened leaves and
branches, branch dieback and
even death for susceptible shrubs
and trees."
Worse yet, the lobate lac scale
may eventually spread to other
areas of Florida. "Our laboratory
experiments have shown that the
scale insects survive below freez-
ing temperatures, 'indicating a
potential spread of the pest into
cooler areas of the state," Howard
said.
Howard and his co-workers
recently reported several highly
effective insecticide treatments
that protect plants from this scale.
However, for long-term manage-
ment of the pest, biological con-
trol with natural predators is the
most viable option.
In an effort to develop a bio-
logical control for this pest,
Howard is working with Bob
Pemberton, an entomologist at
the USDA Agricultural Research
Service's Invasive Plant Research
Facility in Fort Lauderdale, and
Nguyen Ru, an entomologist at
the Florida Department of Agricul-


ture and Consumer Services Divi-
sion of .Plant Industry in
Gainesville.
Howard is studying the biology
of the scale insect and developing
chemical controls for it; Pember-
ton found several kinds of tiny
non-stinging wasps during explo-
rations in Asia and is testing them
as biological control agents.
Sibyle Schoer, a post-doctoral
fellow from Germany, is working
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the wasps and the scale insects,
while Nguyen is developing mass-
rearing techniques for the biocon-
trol agents.
"Since lobate lac scale is a rela-
tively new pest, there is an urgent
need for ways to control it,"
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cides are effective on ornamental
plants, but they are not approved
for use on fruit trees." He said bio-
logical control offers the best
long-term solution to the scale
problem, but the host range of the
beneficial predators must be
determined to make sure they will
attack nothing but the lobate lac
scale.
Residents who want to treat
lobate lac scale should contract
their local UF county extension
service office for advice, Howard
said.


vision systems across the state.
Information about agriculture and
Farm Bureau will also tag traffic
reports in major and medium mar-
kets. The campaign will receive
underwriting credits during drive-
time news blocks and other spe-
cial programming on the 11 affili-
ates of the Florida Public Radio
Network. Similar credits will run
on Tallahassee's public broadcast-
ing affiliates throughout the 2006
session of the Florida Legislature.
The mass media campaign
coincides with opportunities for
members of the state's ag commu-
nity to'reach out to the public on
an individual basis.
Florida Agriculture in the Class-
room, Inc. and the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services have scheduled Thursday,
March 16 as the third annual Flori-
da Agriculture Literacy Day, when
members of the agricultural com-
munity visit elementary schools to


read to students about agriculture.
Farm Bureau encourages volun-
teers around the state participate.
For more information call (352)
846-1381.
March 16 also marks the kick-
off for National Agriculture Day,
designated by the Agriculture
Council of America as a time to cel-
ebrate American agriculture and
honor the people who work to
meet our everyday needs. Associa-
tions, corporations, universities
and government agencies will
gather in our nation's capital to
educate Americans about how
food, fuel and fiber products are
produced and about the essential
role of agriculture in maintaining a
strong economy. National Ag
Week is March 19-25.
March 21 is Farm Bureau Day in
Tallahassee and Farm Bureau
members will visit the state capitol
to meet and greet their elected offi-
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Fla. Farm Bureau supports renewable energy initiative


GAINESVILLE Florida Farm
Bureau Federation President Carl
B. Loop Jr. said the state's largest
general agricultural organization
strongly supports development of
renewable energy sources that can
be produced in the Sunshine State.
"I believe Florida agriculture has
vast potential to support the nation-
al goal of increasing renewable
energy from domestic sources to
reduce our dependence on import-
ed oil and strengthen our econo-
my," Loop said. "We support
increasing renewable energy from
domestic sources. We are particu-
larly interested in renewable bio-


mass that can be produced by
Florida's agriculture industry."
Loop has appointed a staff
task force that will work in con-
cert with the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, University of Florida/IFAS
and other agencies and groups to
investigate the potential for using
non-food based biomass to pro-
duce fuels for transportation,
generating electricity and other
energy needs. Biomass sources
can include agricultural waste,
. trees, forest residues, perennial
grasses and other crops.
"I have had conversations with


Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Bronson and share his
belief in Florida agriculture's poten-
tial to contribute substantially to
efforts to reduce dependence on
foreign petroleum for our energy,"
Loop said.
In his State of the Union
address, President Bush
announced the Advanced Ener-
gy Initiative, which requests $2.1
billion to develop new technolo-
gies and alternative sources of
energy to help diversify and
strengthen our nation's energy
mix. "By applying the talent and
technology of America," Presi-


dent Bush said during the State
of the Union, "this country can
dramatically improve our envi-
ronment, move beyond a petro-
leum-based economy and make
our dependence on Middle East-
ern oil a thing of the past."
U.S. Agriculture Secretary
Mike Johanns announced this
week the availability of $176.5
million in loan guarantees and
almost $11.4 million in grants to
support investments in renew-
able energy and energy efficien-
cy improvements by agricultural
producers and small businesses.
Applications for grants must be


completed and submitted to the
appropriate USDA Rural Devel-
opment state office postmarked
no later than May 12, 2006. For
more information refer to the
announcement in the Feb. 13,
2006 Federal Register or contact
any state Rural Development
office. Information is also avail-
able on the Web at:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/
farmbill/index.html.
U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel
W Bodman also announced $160'
million in cost-shared funding over
three years to construct up to three
biorefineries in the United States.


The President's FY 2007 budget
proposal for USDA includes more
than $250 million each year in fis-
cal years 2006 and 2007 for renew-
able energy and energy efficiency
projects through Rural Develop-
ment's loan and grants programs,
as well as a core investment of $85
million for USDA's energy-related
projects.
"Florida supports production of
more than 280 commercial agricul-
tural commodities," Loop said. "I
have no doubt that Florida agricul-
ture can be a major player in the
production of energy from renew-
able sources."


Archer named associate dean at UF 2006 AARP bet employers for workers,


GAINESVILLE Douglas
Archer, a University of Florida
professor of food science and
human nutrition and former
deputy director of the Center for
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
of the U.S. Food and Drug Admin-
istration, has been named associ-
ate dean for research at UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
In announcing the Feb. 1
appointment, Mark McLellan,
dean for research, said Archer is
an internationally recognized
food safety expert with experi-
ence in research, public policy
and administration.
"Dr. Archer has made many
important contributions to the
nation's food safety program, and
we are fortunate to have him join
our research administration,"
McLellan said. "He will help pro-
vide greater support to our faculty
and strengthen our statewide
research programs."
In his new assignment, Archer
will focus on the impact of agri-
cultural research on society,
including human behavior issues
related to food, natural


resources, environment and agri-
culture. He will help increase
research funding through inter-
disciplinary grants, both within
UF and with other institutions
worldwide.
"Florida's subtropical climate
makes UF an ideal research part-
ner for other institutions that
study agricultural systems in
diverse climates," he said. "Many
large federal funding opportuni-
ties require interdisciplinary and
inter-institutional cooperation.
There are also private funding
sources that we can take advan-
tage of more effectively."
Archer's experience includes
research on emerging pathogens,
rapid methods of pathogen detec-
tion, the effects of food process-
ing on bacteria and government
regulations on food safety.
He is currently chairman of
the Florida Food Safety and Food
Security Advisory Council, a
member of the World Health
Organization's Expert Advisory
Panel on Food Safety and UF's
lead scientist in the Food Safety
Institute of the Americas.
Archer joined the UF faculty


in 1994, serving as chairman of
the food science and human
nutrition department until 2001.
Prior to that appointment, he
was deputy director of the FDA's
Center for Food Safety and
Applied Nutrition. While at FDA,
he was also a commissioned
officer with the U.S. Public
Health Service and U.S. assistant
surgeon general.
He has a bachelor's degree in
zoology and a master's degree in
bacteriology from the University
of Maine, and a doctoral degree in
microbiology from the University
of Maryland.
Archer is the second of three
associate deans named by McLel-
lan. In December 2005, Mary
Duryea, a professor in UF's School
of Forest Resources and Conserva-
tion, was appointed to a similar
post, with emphasis on natural
resource systems. A search is pro-
ceeding for a third associate dean,
whose assignment will involve
agricultural systems.
The new positions were creat-
ed to help UF keep pace with
changes in science and agribusi-
ness, McLellan said.


your chance to be recognized


ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. The
deadline for nominating your busi-
ness for AARP Best Employers for
workers 50-plus is fast approach-
ing. Employers that offer work-
place practices and policies that
greatly benefit these workers are
encouraged to apply. Now entering
its sixth year, the Best Employers
search honored 50 employers last
year, including Florida winners
Brevard Public Schools in Viera
and Lee Memorial Health System
in Ft. Myers.
AARP's landmark report, "The
Business Case for Workers Age
50+," found that companies'
investments in experienced work-
ers translate into a tremendous plus
for their businesses. As the oldest of
the boomers turn 60 in 2006,
attracting and retaining skilled
workers will become increasingly
critical for employers who seek to
retain a competitive edge.
Especially appealing to 50-plus
workers are, training and learning
opportunities, flexible work sched-
ules, and continuing opportunities
for advancement


"It is imperative for Florida
employers to retain 50-plus work-
ers if they wish to be competitive,"
said AARP Florida State Director
Bentley Lipscomb. "It will not be
long before the baby boomers start
to retire. When companies main-
tain strong and positive relation-
ships with older workers, they
spend less money on recruiting,
training and monitoring new
employees. Obviously, this has a
strong impact on a business's bot-
tom line."
The 2004 Bureau of Labor Sta-
tistics Current Population Survey
reported 1,089,000 Florida employ-
ees were between 55 and 64 years
old. There were also 332,000
employees who were 65 plus.
AARP invites employers to
apply for the Best Employer desig-
nation by submitting an applica-
tion describing their exemplary
practices for 50+ workers. A con-
sulting firm provides a preliminary
ranking of the applicants, then a
panel of nine outside judges evalu-
ates the applications. The judges'
rankings, along with the consul-


tant's evaluations, lead to the final
rankings. The awardees will be
honored at a prestigious recogni-
tion dinner in Chicago on Sept. 21
followed by a "Best Practices and
Solutions" forum on Sept. 22.
Companies, nonprofit organi-
zations and educational institu-
tions with 50 or more employees
are eligible to apply. Winners range
from well-known corporations
such as Principal Financial Group,
to smaller companies such as Stan-
ley Consultants, Inc., and universi-
ties such as Massachusetts Institute
of Technology.
Applications are now on-line
for the 2006 Best Employer compe-
tition. Employers are invited to visit
www.aarp.org/bestemployers.
ployers.l> the 2006 application
will seek to determine employers
of choice by, among other things,
highlighting those who provide
flexible work options, operate cre-
ative recruitment programs and
utilize their retired workforce to fill
temporary positions. The deadline
for applications is March 20.


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TALLAHASSEE Florida agri-
cultural producers will soon have a
tool to help them expand into new
markets following the recent adop-
tion of the Central American Free
Trade Agreement, or CAFTA-DR.
The agreement relaxes trade barri-
ers between the United States and
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras and Nicaragua, and the
Dominican Republic.
"Our marketing staff recently
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"Florida's agricultural producers
have for some time enjoyed posi-
tive trade relations with countries in
this region," Mr. Bronson said. "In
fact, the Dominican Republic has
been among the top ten destina-
tions for Florida agricultural prod-
ucts for many years. With the pas-
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territory in Central America and
the Caribbean. The pilot retail pro-
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initiative was followed up this
month with a promotion featuring
Florida strawberries.
"By researching markets and
initiating contacts, we can help our
state's growers unlock the potential
for increased sales in CAFTA-DR
countries," Mr. Bronson said. "We
are committed to helping our
state's growers understand these
markets and increase their exports.
This will help Florida secure its
place as a major supplier to the
large-scale commercial buyers in
this region."
Mr. Bronson said it is important
for Florida's agriculture industry to
be vigorous in its marketing initia-
tives to help avoid adverse conse-
quences similar to the North Ameri-
can Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
which was adopted in 1994.
"Some of our agricultural prod-
uct sectors were hit hard by the
effects NAFTA and are still suffering
a decade later," Mr. Bronson said.


"We want this latest trade agree-
ment to yield positive results for
Florida, and we will work with our
growers toward that end."
This international marketing ini-
tiative is part of the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services' ongoing "Fresh from
Florida" campaign, an identifica-
tion and promotional program
designed to boost the image of
Florida agriculture and increase
sales by helping consumers to easi-
ly identify Florida products at retail
stores. The "Fresh from Florida"
program also helps increase public
awareness of the importance of
Florida's agriculture industry,
which generates $7 billion in farm
receipts yearly and has an annual
overall economic impact estimated
at $62 billion.
For more information about
Florida agriculture, visit http://
www.Florida-Agriculture.com.


Foley questions Bush Administration


WASHINGTON Congress-
man Mark Foley (FL-16) ques-
tioned the Bush Administration
on the recent sale of manage-
ment of six of the U.S.'s largest
and- most active ports to Dubai
Ports World, a subsidiary of the
government of the United Arab
Emirates earlier this week. The
sale was approved by the Com-
mittee on Foreign Investments in
the United States (CFIUS), a


secretive committee that reviews
transactions with national securi-
ty issues. Included in the sale
were the management rights to
ports of Miami, New Orleans,
Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore
and New York.
Foley confronted Treasury
Secretary John Snow, who chairs
the CFIUS, during Snow's testi-
mony on the President's pro-
posed budget before the House


Ways and Means Committee.
Foley specifically asked the Secre-
tary to address the national secu-
rity concerns of turning manage-
ment of some of our country's
largest ports considered to be
some of our nation's most vulner-
able targets for terrorism over
to a Middle Eastern country.
After the hearing, Foley said,
"Six of our largest commercial
ports are being handed over to a


country that is seeking to be
Iran's free trade partner and has
been' linked to the funding and
planning of 9/11. If our ports are
the most vulnerable targets for
terrorism and if we are at war, as
the President says, we should be
overly critical of handing over
management of our ports to any
foreign countries, post 9/11.
Instead, this was done in the
dead of night."


Arthritis sometimes responds to supplements


In a news release Feb. 22, the
National Institute of Health (NIH)
reported that although the popular
dietary supplement combination
of glucosamine plus chondroitin
sulfate did not provide significant
relief from osteoarthritis pain
among all participants in a study
published in the "New England
Journal of Medicine, a smaller sub-
group of study participants with
moderate-to-severe pain did show
significant relief with the combined
supplements. This research was
funded by the National Center for
Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM) and the
National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
(NIAMS), components of the NIH
A four-year study' was conducted at
16 sites across the United States.
"Thi&,,,dyAisanotha..example
of NIH's commitment to exploring
the potential of complementary
and alternative medicine to prevent
and treat disease in a manner that is
fair, unbiased, and scientifically rig-
orous," said Elias A. Zerhouni,
M.D., NIH Director.
The study enrolled nearly 1,600
participants with documented
osteoarthritis of the knee. Partici-


pants were randomly assigned to
receive one of five treatments daily
for 24 weeks: glucosamine alone
(1500 mg), chondroitin sulfate
alone (1200 mg), glucosamine and
chondroitin sulfate combined
(same doses), a placebo, or cele-
coxib (200 mg).
Celecoxib is an FDA-approved
drug for the management of
osteoarthritis pain and served as a
positive control for the study. (A
positive control is a treatment that
investigators expect participants to
respond to in a predictable way; it
helps validate study results.)
The researchers found that par-
ticipants taking celecoxib experi-
enced significant pain relief, as
expected. For all participants, there
,were .no significant differences
berveen the other treatments test-
ed arid placebo. ,,
- But, for participants in the mod-
erate-to-se ere pain subgroup, glu-
cosamine combined with chon-
droitin sulfate provided significant
pain relief compared to placebo. In
the subgroup of participants with
mild pain, glucosamine and chon-,
droitin sulfate together or alone did
not provide statistically significant
relief compared to placebo.


"This rigorous, large-scale study
showed that the combination of
glucosamine and chondroitin sul-
fate appeared to help people with
moderate-to-severe pain from knee
osteoarthritis, but not those with
mild pain," said Stephen E. Straus,
M.D., NCCAM Director. "It is impor-
tant to study dietary supplements
with well-designed research in
order to find out what works and
what does not."
"Because of the small size of the
moderate-to-severe pain subgroup,
the findings in this group for glu-
cosamine plus chondroitin sulfate
should be considered preliminary
and need to be confirmed in a study
designed for this purpose," said Dr.
Clegg, Professor of Medicine and
Chief of. Rheumatoiuoy at the Uni-
versity of Utah, School of Mediciie..
.:"More than 20 million Ameri-
cans have osteoanhritis, making- it
a frequent cause of physical disabil-
ity among adults," said Stephen I.
Katz, M.D., Ph.D., NIAMS Director.
"We are excited to support studies
looking at new treatment options
that could improve the symptoms
and quality of life of people with
osteoarthritis."
"I urge people with osteoarthri-


tis to follow a comprehensive plan
for managing their arthritis pain -
eat right, exercise, lose excess
weight, and talk to your physician
about appropriate treatment
options," said Dr. Clegg.
The study team continues their
research with a smaller study to see
whether glucosamine and chon-
droitin sulfate can slow the devel-
opment of osteoarthritis, such as
delaying the narrowing of the joint
spaces. About one-half of the par-
ticipants in the larger study were
eligible to enroll in this ancillary
study. The results are expected in
about year.
The National Center for Com-
plementary and Alternative Medi-
cine's mission is to explore comple-
mentary and alternative medical
practices in the context of rigorous
,science, train CAM researchers, and.
disseminate authoritative inforrna-
tion to the public and professionals.
For additional information, call
NCCAM's Clearinghouse toll free at
1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM
Web site at nccam.nih.gov. NCCAM
is 1 of 27 institutes and centers at
the National Institutes of Health, the
Federal focal point for medical
research in the United States.


Foley to introduce


new legislation


WASHINGTON, D.C. Con-
gressman Mark Foley (FL-16)
announced that he will intro-
duce legislation next week that
will allow Congress oversight of
the secret process by which for-
eign investment decisions are
made by the Committee on For-
eign Investment in the United
States (CFIUS). Foley's legisla-
tion comes as a result of the
national security concerns aris-
ing from the sale of terminal and
port operations in twenty-one
ports throughout the Gulf and
East Coasts of the United States
to a firm owned by the govern-
ment the United Arab Emirates.
"We have questions that time
delays alone won't answer in the
sale of our port operations to the
U.A.E government," said Foley.
"National security concerns
should come first and my legisla-
tion sheds light on the secret
process by which foreign invest-
ment decisions are made and
approved."
The bill does two things:
Mandatory Review Improve-
ments: It ensures that all transac-
tions, mergers and acquisitions
involving any foreign govern-
ment are given a "45-day investi-
gation" to determine whether
the transaction could affect
national security. The way CFIUS
interprets current law is that it
will only initiate the mandatory
review if they first determine
there is a national security issue
and then they look at whether
there is a foreign government
involved. Foley believes that was
not congressional intent and that
a trigger for the investigation
should be whether a party to the
transaction is a foreign govern-
ment.
Congressional Consideration:
It requires that the House and
Senate Intelligence, Homeland
Security and Financial
Services/Banking committees be
notified within five days of initiat-
ing a mandatory investigation
and does not allow the President
to take any action (except to sus-
pend the transaction until the
outcome of the investigation)
until Congress has had 14 days to
review the transaction and, if it


"National


security


concerns should come
first and my legisla-
tion sheds light on the
secret process by
which foreign invest-
ment decisions are
made and approved."
Florida Congressman
Mark Fbley

chooses, provide comment.
Foley was the first member of
Congress to publicly question
Administration officials on the
sale of what was thought then to
be only 6 U.S. ports to the U.A.E.
government firm.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, Foley
joined with Reps. Vito Fossella
and Chris Shays and Senators
Chuck Schumer, Frank Lauten-
berg, and Tom Coburn in releas-
ing a letter to Secretary John
Snow asking the Administration
to review and reconsider the sale
of the management of six of our
nation's largest ports, including
Miami, to Dubai Ports World.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Foley
questioned Secretary Snow dur-
ing a House Ways and Means
Committee hearing on the sale
of the ports' management rights
and then peppered U.S. Trade
Representative Rob Portman
during his appearance before
the committee.
Under current law, CFIUS is
made up of Cabinet members
and various administration
agency official n_, they are
reporting that no 45 day investi-
gation was made of the sale of
C&O to Dubai Ports World
because no Cabinet members
triggered such an investigation.
However, no Cabinet members
were reportedly informed of the
deal until it was already
approved by CFIUS.
The news reports raises the
issue of how national security
concerns can be voiced by Cabi-
net members who, in fact, are
unaware of these transactions.


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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
SALARY RANGE: $7.25 -$11.25 Per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operation and routine maintenance of single
axle dump trucks, mowing tractors and associated imple-
ments. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions for
employees and the general public. Working with road crews
doing various jobs when necessary. Will be required to per-
form labor duties such as shovel, rake, or lay sod. Any other
related and assigned duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating a variety of light and medium
maintenance and construction equipment. Must have the
ability to lift up to 100 Ibs. and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl, and work outside for long periods in
various weather conditions. Requires knowledge and skill in
operation and maintenance of dump trucks and tractors.
Ability to read and write effectively. Requires a minimum of 6
months of directly related experience. Ability to work flexible
hours and overtime under emergency situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Must have a valid Class B Florida Commercial Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Screening test for illegal
drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven, Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday

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



HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Mechanic I. Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an au-
tomotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
Mechanic II. Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers license. Must
have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewiston.
GSI Coordinator for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor of
Science from an accredited college or university in computer
science, geography, or related field with considerable experi-
ence in the use of geographic information systems or 8yrs
equivalent experience.
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.


EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

The Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting appli-
cation for an Executive Secretary Position until
4:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2006. Must be 18
years or older; high school diploma; at least
three years of secretariaVclerical experience;
education in secretarial science; certifications in
office and computer skills. Must have ability to
follow oraVl/written instructions; type 50 CWPM;
excellent written/oral communication skills;
working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power-
point, & Excel programs; ability to perform com-
plex administrative tasks; reasoning ability;
ability to work well independently. Prefer Bi-Lin-
gual. Good benefits. Background check will be
performed. Applicant must complete application
even if submitting resume. Submit resume/ap-
plication to: Julia Hale, Executive Director, 465
Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476. Pahokee
Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Promotes a Drug Free Workplace.


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SUGAR
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JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC
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$19.67 per hour
Responsible for safely operating and maintaining equipment
Responsibilities
* Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspec-
tions on heavy machinery.
* Operates hydraulic excavators.
* Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel
equiriTir ,i ..
* Aliry spraI-. rf iii and write English.
* Successfully complete all training and orientation courses.
Email your resume or brief summary of experience to
Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax: 863-902-3168
Please stop by US Sugars Employment Office
on WC Owen Ave. in Clewiston.
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest
diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and have excellent benefits including outstanding Medi-
cal & Dental plans.
All successful applicants will be drug tested and a background
check will be given US Sugar Is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer committed tIa diverse workforce Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.


HVAC TECHNICIAN

Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting
applications for a highly responsible po-
sition, HVAC technician, until 4:00 p.m.,
Friday, March 10, 2006. Must be 18
years of age or older; high school diplo-
ma or equivalent; EPA refrigerant certifi-
cations; ability to lift 50+ Ibs; Valid
Florida's Driver's License, Class E; good
driving record; at least three years expe-
rience in maintenance, servicing, and re-
pairing of appliances containing Freon;
experience in operating recovery systems
and proper disposal of refrigerants or
Freon. Credential[, certifications, etc.,
must be presented at interview. Good
benefits. Must be bondable. Back-
ground check will be performed. Appli-
cant must complete application even if
submitting resume. Submit resume/ap-
plication to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc-
tor, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL
33476. Pahokee Housing Authority is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and pro-
motes a Drug Free Workplace.


RECEPTIONIST


The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Utilities Department has an immediate
opening for a Receptionist at our
Big Cypress Reservation Office.

Provide general office & admin. duties
for dept. Answer phones, maintain files,
process documents for payment and
services, prep. Pos & payroll. HS
dip/GED req. Good typing & computer
skills (MS Office). Exp. with clerical
duties and customer services.

Applications at www.semtribe.com
or send resume to:
galtman(semtribe.com
or fax 954-967-3477.


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* Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida afif're hiring& energetic, *
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
S 401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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
for the daily operations of branch office and community out-
S 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.
Please email'cover letter and resume with salary history to
boothel@redcross-pbc.org
orfax(561) 650-9147.
EOE-DFWP



Competitive pay, 401K, Medical, Store Discounts,
Sick Pay & More.
Apply Within.
310 E: Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.
Located inside Ace Hardware.



Competitive pay, 401 K, medical, store discounts,
sick pay & more.
Apply Within. ACE Hardware,
310 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.
Please ask for Nevin or Jordan,


RECEPTIONIST
Job opening for an upbeat
receptionist who must be
great with people and pays
attention to detail. Our com-
pany is offering a full-time
position located in Moore
Haven, Fl. In this position
you will be responsible for
reception, customer service
and general office duties.
Send your resume and sala-
ry requirement as a Word
Attachment to
lisa@acleartitleco.com or
fax your resume to
863-675-6744.
PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Wanted: Plumbers/Plumber
SHelpers/Service Tech. Call
for appointment
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Money Lenders 310
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1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

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

Equal Opportunity Employer


RECREATION COORDINATOR

The Seminole Tribe of Florida Recreation Depart-
ment has an immediate opening for a Recreation
Coordinator at our Big Cypress Reservation.

Organize and run community-wide recreation
events for all ages. Coach youth sports. Supervise
personnel at activities. Assist w/publicity & regis-
tration for activities. Prior supervisory exp. pre-
ferred. 2-3 yrs. in recreation field & w/multiple
sports. HS dip/GED req. but degree preferred. Able
to become CPR certified.

Applications at www.semtribe.com or send re-
sume to galtman(semtribe.com or fax
954-967-3477.

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
(Glades District Park, Pahokee)

$11.37/hr. Reports to Glades Pioneer Park. Per-
forms general park landscape/athletic field mainte-
nance, custodial duties, refuse collections or other
duties related to the maintenance of parks and
their amenities. Requires 1 yr. exp. in laboring
work providing a familiarity with any (or a combi-
nation) of the following: Landscape/natural
area/athletic field maintenance, refuse collection,
custodial work. Preference for exp.: Performing la-
boring work in a park system; operating a tractor
with bush hog or flail mower attachments, gar-
bage packer, brush chipper stump grinder, reel
mower or chainsaws. Also desirable: Current FL
Class B CDL, A-ir Brakesi .HS/eq. Visit
www.pbcgov com. for job description &: employ-
ment appl.; submit with any Vet. Pref. doc. for re-
ceipt by 5pm 3/10/06 to Palm Beach County HR,
50 S. Military Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


BRAND NAME Soda/Candy
Route Earn BIG $$. $0 down
financing. (800)367-6709
x3177(24/7) BO#2510.

I am looking for Employees
or Independent Workers.
We do maintenance on
vehicles (No Heavy Lifting,
Outdoors, Fun!)
Pay: $100-$200 a day
Commission.
No criminal record. Reliable
vehicle. Experience a plus.
Excellent work history.
Good appearance.
Part Time & Full Time.
DO NOT CALL.
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Nothing to invest.
Fax # 954-252-2156.
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WE BUY MORTGAGES. Are
you collecting payments on
a mortgage? Why wait years
for payments? Call
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Services



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




ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
fense Felonies...Misdemean-
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Charges, Parole...Probation,
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DIVORCE$275-$3530*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
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LLC. Established 1977,


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 & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health I 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 740




AIR COND.- SPT portable,
7500 btu, vent kit, $250
(918-914-0908 OR
(918)914-0979
AIR CONDITIONER, 240 V,
$50. (863)467-1777
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


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201


NORITAKE CHINA- Pattern:
Mystery #198 Really Beau-
tiful !!, 58 pieces, w/2 large
serving platters, sugar bowl,
& gravy boat. Will ship.
Great buy at $450 Ill
(302)674-4149 Delaware
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise In
the classrtieds.


CONVECTION OVEN w/stand.
Brand new. Never been used.
$999 or best offer.
(561)992-4838
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $125
(863)675-0969
WASHER/DRYER- HotPoint,
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)763-3451



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


TANNING BED- 28 bulb,
Standing booth, Tanning Hut,
Good cond. $1200 or best
offer 863-467-1788 Eves
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788/ 634-9119


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BUILDING SALE! "Go Di-
rect/Save!" 20x26 Now
$5100. 25x30 $6800. 30x40
$10,600. 40x60 $16,600.
Extensive range of sizes and
models. Doors/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.
SCREENED ROOM- 30'X10'
complete w/roof panels &
roof pans. $1000.
(863)697-2434



ALUM WINDOWS- new, 53
1/8 x 50 5/8, asking $350
(239)770-6855
CONCRETE BLOCKS over
400, 8x8x16, mostly split-
ters, $200 for all
(239)770-6855
DOOR, Exterior, 3'X6'9". $10.
(863)467-1777
FENCING: Heavy Duty, New.
All parts enough for at least
400 ft. $2000
(863)673-4787
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
SOFFITT- 27 pieces, 12' long
$99. (863)357-1657
WINDOW, Aluminum, Rough
Opening. 14"x40", Double
nung. Frosted glass. $8. Buck
Head Ridge. (863)763-1997


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


PAGEANT DRESS- Little girls
Pastel green w/sequins. Size
4 $45. Call (863)763-5918
leave message
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 HaleyDoris
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



COMPUTER DESK Good
condition. $50.
(863)467-0436
COMPUTER- Gateway, com-
Splete all books, disks & print-
er. $300 or trade for a pistol
(772)461-8822
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Pentium III Win. XP, Word,
Games, $150.
(866)855-0158
WEB TV- computer w/2
keybrd, cordless ph & ans
mach, $125 (863)902-0257


BED, Little Tykes Country Cot-
tage Dollhouse, 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
wo g., 6 drawers under-
neot W/mattress. Like new.
$2 (863)634-2582
CD/RACK, Wooden. Very nice.
25"Wx42"Hx6/2"D. 5 shelves.
holds a lot of CD's. $15. Buck
Head Ridge. (863)763-1997
COUCH & LOVE SEAT- Like
new & 2-power massage re-
diners. $950. Will sell separ-
ate (863)467-5207
DINETTE SET- table, leaf & 4.
capt. chairs, mauve, good
condition, $100
(863)467-9054 Okeechobee
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
black & white 6' tall, 3' wide,
glass shelves, lighted two
pieces. $150 (863)763-0625


LEATHER COUCH- Ivory, 7',
Excellent condition $550.
(863)357-6660 Leave mes-
sage


LIFT CHAIR RECLINER- dark
blue, mint condition, orig
$1200 asking $350
(863)824-0739
MATTRESSES- 2, New, Mag-
netic power mattresses, 1
King & 1 Reg. Cost $2200.
asking $1500 863-357-5754
RECLINER- green, like new,
asking $150 or best offer
(863)824-0739
ROCKER RECLINER- bur-
gundy, good cond., $60
(863)467-5477
SOFA Tan 7ft long and
brown, & blue pin stripe
queen sleeper sofa, $150
(239)822-3134
TABLE with four chairs, very
good cond., maple wood and
iron, $500 or best offer.
(561)449-6410



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
GOLF TRAVEL BAG, hard vi-
nyl, by Flight Master, for car-
rying golf clubs on planes,
trains, $100 neg.
(863)357-3294


COLT .45- Double Eagle,
Stainless, With box, Real
nice. $875. (863)946-1226
or (863)227-1603
RIFLE- Marlin, 22 mag, bolt
action, SS, lamanated stock,
w/Simmons 4-12x40 scope,
$350 (863)763-4961
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, Pump Flite-
ing Deluxe Rib. $300 or trade
for pistol, (772)461-8822
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28/2. 357
mag, 4" bbl. Reblued, pitting
under. $400.937-215-0307
SPORTIZED .303- British #4
Mark I infield, fiberglass
stock peep sights, Good
cond. $175. (863)467-8578



HOME GYM- DP, complete
workout system. Arm pull,
leg lift & more, exc cond.
$100 (863)467-1308
NORDIC TRAC- Ski machine,
With digital read out $1'00.
(863)697-1431



PATIO FURNITURE- Set of 6
chairs w/cushions. $25. You
pick up.(863)675-8141


ACTION SCOOTER, Heavy
Duty. Excellent condition.
$875. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328
MOBILITY 3 Wheel Scooter,
like new, perfect cond., very
nice, less than 1 yr. old,
$650. (863)675-3251
WHEELCHAIRS, good shape
oversized, new, $250.
863-357-8788, leave phone

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


MEDIA CONCRETE BUGGY
2000- Honda powered, 32001b
hydraulic dump, excel. cond.
$1650 (561)281-6642
CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
sailing r/t from Ft. Lauderdale
November 2006- March
2007. From $499 (port taxes
included) with FREE BUS!
(800)741-1770, www.alla-
boardtravel.com.
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.
LEATHER JACKET- New,
Black Mustang racing jacket.
Size 2XL, $100.
(863)675-0550
MEAT SAW, Hobart: In good
condition. $950 or best offer.
(561)992-4838



Electric organ, Lowry &
bench. Excellent cond. Estate
sale Must sell $50
(239)822-3134
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


TYPEWRITER- IBM Selectric
II, good condition, $99
(863)673-4787


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WIZARD RIDING MOWER-
14hp, 40" cut, 4 wheel steer-
ing. $400. (863)467-7151
Evenings.


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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items hi
the classlfelds.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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CANARY- red frosted female,
$80 (863)357-3639
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, great dis-
position. $100
(863)357-3026.
GOOULDIAN FINCHES- yel-
lows, delutes, normals, $50
ea. selling due to allergy's
(863)634-3357
SHEPHERD MIX- female,
1 1/2, asking $50 or best
offer (863)697-6618



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



HOT TUB- Eclipse, Chemicals
& cover included. $1000.
(863)674-0963


DIVING OUTFITS (2) as is, 2
reg. w/octopus & gauges,
BC's, tanks, masks, fins,
knives $500 (863)983-5599
HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123



TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201


HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used, $2000 (863)467-5756
HONDA MIXER ENGINE 8hp,
for concrete mixer. $450
(863)228-3483
JIG SAWS (2) Black & Decker,
both for $25 or will sell sep-
arate. (863)467-7953



DIRT DEVIL- Vision upright,
bagless, w/attachments
12am, $50 (918)914-0908
or (918)914-0979


ENCLOSED CAR HAULER-
8 1/2 x 20 or 24 ft.
(863)675-0358
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
Wanted to Buy: Paper Money
and Old Coins. Single coins,
notes, accumulations, entire
collections. Littleton Coin
Company Since 1945. Call
(800)581-2646, e-mail coin-
buy@littletoncoin.com.
Mention code B8K520.
WANTING TO BUY Cedar or
Cypress logs. Will pick up.
Please call Larry
(518)469-0990

Agriculture

%T 71MI-,. *` F
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA PONY- 7 YRS
OLD $750. (561)718-1113
BAY COLT- 2yrs old, 13.3
hands Good youth English
prospect. $800.
(863)675-2106 aft 8pm
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1000.
863-763-3253
QUARTER HORSE-
Mare,13yrs old $1500 firm.
(863)675-0058
SADDLE- Fabtron #7104, 15"
seat, SQH bars. Looks brand
new!!! Great for trails. $300.
neg. (772)873-1611



GRAZER 1800ck 18hp Briggs
& Stratton, 52" deck, Zero
turn $1200 (863)6736738 or
(239)225-8391
RIDING MOWER, 14hp, 38
inch cut, hydrostatic drive
auto) transmission, $495.
(863)674-0360
RIDING MOWER- new Crafts-
man, 42" cut, 2 hours, ask-
ing $1000 or trade for golf
cart (863)467-4735


Port LaBelle, 2 vacant bldg.
or investment lots- 80x125,
Moss Circle or Hob Court.
New homes on street, phone,
elec., water. Owner may con-
sider financing. Your choice
$39,900 (941)924-5120 or
email rabj64@yahoo.com

SELLER FINANCING
Port LaBelle, Pioneer and
Montura Lots
UNDER MARKET PRICING
Starting at:
$27,750.
10% Down, 9.9% Interest
20 Years, No Credit Check
Call Bryan Keane,
Lic. FL. Realtor
(239)410-0809 Real Estate
Corp. of America


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




TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Now, Fully furnished, pool,
tennis. 2 BR, $1000 + util.
Also avail 1 br, 1 ba, $800 +
until. Annual lease
215-598-3515/359-7779


ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
canal, oaks, orange trees,
$950/mo, Lst/sec
(248)939-1447
(772)559-7840
jnaoel932a(aol.com








-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area






Real Estate I



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 10110
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


MONTURA LOT- 1.25 acre,
$38,000, Carolyn Thomas Re-
alty (863)946-0505
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.


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




HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo, Wild Boar. Our
season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro-
phy in two days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
314)209-9800; evenings
(314)293-0610.


Adult Communities and Other
Properties For Sale Ocala /
Marion County Team Real
Estate of Ocala, Inc. Realtor -
Multiple Listing Service
(888)391-6658.
PIONEER PLANTATION
2.5 Acres. Fenced, Clear Land
w/Culvert. Flood Zone C.
$99,000. neg. (786)326-4812


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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 2BI E-IW f .,900
3BR, 1 1/2 BA and 12.80 ac. Call for details
efficiency $131,0 CBS Tri-Plex Unit1 4BR, VACANT LA
efficiency $131,000 U R Un 2.5acres Pioneer $749,00
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BR, 1 BA $279,000 Monutra Lots Available
$295,00 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo.(8) 5 ac. Ladeca $169,900 on
4BR, 2BA New Home $150K Canopy Lane
$345,000 COMMERCIAL
4BR, 3Bri'dgewood MOBILE HOMES Building 2476 sq. ft. on'US
S 3BR, 2BA 1990 Mobile 27 100x100 $550,000
$410,000 Home $72,000 27 100'x100' $550,000
3BR, 2BA with study and Commericial Building 75'x120'
on US 27 Call For Details
pool. New Subdivision MOORE HAVEN
$375,000 3BR, 1BA CBS 3 lots Indi ;1 rlP IG +
3B ,Atfi/Lot $162,000
$19, 2B ver Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
$2 & Apt. $200,000

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Scl'ri $69,950
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$69,950
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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
SWaterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
* 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Seminole Manor
Large Screened Porch A MUST SEE
Reduced to $129,900
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
* Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom
addition, great views $130,000


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SFarm Land Available Call for Detls
S1650 Acres offHendrylesl Blvd
$25,000 per acre
MONTURA
* Wooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Jinete $48,000
S. Palm St. Reduced to $35,000
Estribo off of Horse Club
$50,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
t80 Acres w/ great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
*10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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Walker I. .i, Smith Williams Montgomery

863-677-1010 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 863-6970189
-__ _Stl Habla Espanol
CBS New Construction Only X.9 avail- 1) Home Improvement Business! Established 1) New Listing!! 8 Acres in Montura 1) Muse
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Home improvement business and convenience store Ranch7 buildable lots-4 @1.25 acres Absolutely Perfect for your dream
Harlem S/D 1673 sq.ft. Special Loan on2.5acres.FullyequippedandpermittedcafreadytD ar i.._ i la., l ',' en lrIe1 home. 20oFencedAcres w/pond.Lots
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy be opened. Located near the Cubhouse in Montura \\rh fri and
ol-.r _J MI # of 10 year old pines w/ some oaks.
ol when you can get Brand New? Ranch.All fiture,fixtues,equipmentandinventoy H. ..... MLS of yearoldpinesw/someoaks.
No Other Listing compares to this Alorth induded.BeyouroMnboss!!CallforGlenn@677-1441 200602389 Priced below recent sales. Will Go
Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba home, 2 for moreinlbrmalion.MLS. 2005304888 Fast! Only $409,900.00
car garage, Tile through out, New alu- 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 2) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 2)JUS 27
minum roof, Hurricane shutters, Irrigation Oversize Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings. CBS ho o ove. acre ak ng Looking for the impossible?
System, Move in turn key Pristine Clean Large open kitchen and formal dining room L Opportunity seldom knocks
Now Reduced $259,900 Large rear deck with built in bbq and gazebo. C)I l'niI'n AL L h|potiyeer'c

Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home locat- Mustseeat $124,900 MLS# 200540984 1 1,LS# 200520398 twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
ed in Pioneer Plantation sits on 7.5 3) Reduced!! 4 bedroom/2 bathover 2400 sq.ft 3) Montura Ranch Estates Large ounty line ver 937 feet on
acres. It has a front porch and beauti- nobiKhoeinoreHaven.Homewasnvin'04. Hme re. 2foreayin aess priced
ful oak tress. Call Luan for more infor- Splt floor plan. Cathedral ceilings, large open kitchen LOC,,ef t on US 27 for easy access pnced
nation! withisland.Beautiful homereducedforquicksale.Must Ha%'I'.r. a V F /ll l Iil right for a quick sale @ $275K
1. Tampa Ave This property is fenced see@$129,900MLS#200521690 n.:, W L aW 4 MIIl MLS9 Don't let this one get away!
and has r rat Jpr, ria which 4) Reduced!! 2.5 res in Montura 200528863 3) Moore Haven River Gardens
include LPme', a tevefra 3-40 ft. Ranch. Motivated sel d for a quick sale. 7 Lots Available. New Construction
tall treasured Sable Palms. Mustsee@$70,000MLS#200521640 4) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2 in Growing Area. Build Your
2. 155 Union Ave. This property is 5)'05 HomesofMerit3 Bedroom/2Bathhomeon bath Mobile H. acrend Ps.Very Dream Home Here! Build Your
seclude e Must see to4 IVH $1 39,900 Meyerchick Drive, Lot#15, on the
Oak an WI1iPffl!'- freely Firepla lcv S bt MLS# 200514439 pond@$62K
and the quietness of these woods is awe- newwhenthisoneisonly$134,900MLS#200514068 atcherd near the river
some. 6) PortLabelle Buildable Lotreadyforyournew 5) Pio aer Thatcher Blvd., wooded @$68,000.00 near the river
3. Sweetwater Ave. This property has home $59,900 MLS# 200512627 acres r f4,900 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
many beautiful trees that include wild 7) Land Ho Beautiful 10 acre parcel located on MLS# 200604536 ThatcherBvd., Lts6&7or8
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake Al Don Farming Rd. Just Y2 mile off of Highway $58,500.00 each
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an 80.Just a short ride from Labelle and Ft. Myers. 6) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres priced Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or
abundant of wildlife. High and dry and waiting for your new home. lfor c ati $2,0PE LS d and 12, @$60K
4.195 Union Ave. This property Is $299,900MLS#200533528 4) Montura Ranch Estates
untouclh lr d ryy.wood- 8) New Listing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer 7) Pioneer Plantation Two 2.5 acre 125 N. Kennel -$42,995.00
ed witl ,tled by lla.,y r! ii loci parcels Seller Financing available with 735 S. Palm $49,000.00
Florida's native wildlife. rh a .Blvd 20% down payment. Located just off 530S. Shetland $52,500.00
S2e 'r00614840 .4.-.i -1,900 of Tampa Avenue. $89,500 each, orS. Shetland $44,900.00
MLS# 200614840 both for $1 75,000 770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


Marshall Maribel
R. Berner Gonzalez

863-228-3265 5 61722-7347
Se H&abl Epanol
1) Great k oU ii Home LOTS OF LOTS! I currently have
C(re Ofli U ll 13',1ra lots of lots available that are
Fencr f ,J l ghu,,I 1.25 acres and 2.5 acres in size
Pti-nt r ih bdrr,-.- located in Montura Ranch
Estates. Prices Vary so give me
2) W.Ventura 2bd/lba. in Brand New a call today!
Condition Ready to Move in. Hard wood MOO! There's room for a contented cow,
Floors, New Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence, pigs, g 1 25
Big Back Yard. Don't Miss On This Great acres MP n lN
Deal! $97K. DWMb a,
but a Dlc Fe f r i.. n a..aldre o.ir only'
3) Reduced FR P le: 1.09 Acres. $105,000.00
2bd/2ba MH l king Distance Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
From Mary Lo0 Noice Reduced to Bd disaster! Fix It Up and it may
$60K. just be livable. Anyway, you can
buy this doublewide mobile home
4) New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE on in Seminole Manor for not much
1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With Beautiful more than the lot value at $39.91(
Pines. Home is Very Spacious With Great Looking for peace & quiet? Step
Floor Plan. Place is Immaculate! $108,5K. into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile
5) Moore Haven Yacht Club 2bd/2ba MH home located in MRE. Home fea-
tures formal living room and sepa-
w/ extra lot, *Included in Purchase Price* rate family room with a fireplace.
Partially furnished & Squeaky Clean! 55 & Garden tub in master bedroom only
older community. Reduced to $129,900 $152K.
for quick sale.
New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide
6) New Listing in Flaghole! mobile home walking distance to
3bd/2ba MH on 1 ac. home hass tile &8 local ehol nr-tir, flf.,lgh
hard wood.floors throughout. Recently h ,rouJ, ,,rlr.G3
remodeled 5ft. fence around property with ,,:u
pole bam in backyard. Get your hands on can't pass this up @ only $79.9K!
this beauty for $169.5K


Sam J. Cathy S. ,S- Ashley Enrique W, Jerry W. Charles
Walker Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith H.IKehm

863-.677-1013 863-2284798 863-228-1132 3 5876 5612613444 305-968-2262

MonturaTracts,IList, Show and Sell 1.25 Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2 Great starter home or invest- New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice 30 acres of pasture and woods in New Listing! Established
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or bathroom home with large ment ,Qert tura Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare commercial upholstery busi-
Appointment! Flori i me RanocJTril4/2 Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k combination of seclusion in a natural ness and property $250K
Need a Building? We have a also t is split II L L be Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH setting!
Building onAc. Offered$215K Ioca ca juSt j ll llll for. looked 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. S150K New Listing! Beautiful
Tower Lakes DBLWDE 3/2 1782 ele me Start your New Year off right road, ...l J....,, new Call me for vacant land. Lots or building lot/investment
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large and call I would love to show with country living at its best. septic @ $124,900 acreage. property in Port LaBelle
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront. this home to you. This home 1.25 ac., priced to sell at only $55K
@ $94.9K is being offered at $89,900. 1.25a F with 2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and
Mobil : lp m1TF res in $149,900. purch Y e MH fenced $92K New Listing! 1.25 Acre Lot
Mont I have the ti'ie to list, show offered -, $68,900 2.5 Acres in Montura going @ $85K located in Montura Ranch
Pioneer Beautiful Cabin on 2.5 Cathy S. Garcia is a life- and sell y lr property. I Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres Estates going @ $45K Seller
acres @ $249.9 long resident of Clewiston pledge to you he most cus- wow! @ $89,900 2.5 Acres in Montura going @ $90K Financing Available!
10 Acres Al Don Farming Rd. @ and tomer service any Realtor can New Listing! 2bd/1ba on huge 5 Acres in Pioneer going @ $179.9K
$299K newest member of our offer. ust ask my past CUS- lots in Horseshoe Acres Brin all As a new home owner and
1$299K newest ember f our offer.Jutastcu lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all Bring the kids & dog! This is a full time resident of
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @ team. tomers! (References avail- offers. Seller Motivated $165Kis is a full time resident of
$275K able) Call Today!!!! big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, Clewiston it will be my
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood Montura Lots many to choose pool & fenced $319,000.00 pleasure to assist you with
Home on a beautiful Y2 acre. The Sugar Realty is proud from starting @ $39.9K New Development! Call me for your commercial and resi-
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second mobile home, large steel Call for more Get it while you can! Won't Last $65K the business and residential
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sro~efr Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
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Licensed Real Estate Broker
700 W. Sugarland Hwy.
OFFICE # 863-983-0075
AFTER HRS # 863-228-1142
HOMES
REDUCED!! Drop Dead Gorgeous (Big, Beautiful &
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remodeled, repaired & repainted asking $389.9K
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CBS home in immaculate condition asking $219,900
Prime Location This 3/2 w/ over 2100 sq.ft. Ranchette
Styled home sits on almost a 1/2 acre corner lot on 1 of
Clewiston's finest avenues! Asking $289.9K
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(866) 789-8535
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(800)709-5253.
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Rentals or Pets, Many Ac-
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$159,900. Gorgeous.
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(866)365-2825.



TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in 1 week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800



AS IS, STORM DAMAGE -
Deep waterfront sailboat
access. Easy out to Gulf or
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MOBILE HOME LOTS
For Sale
Shiv Island & Pahokee
S (561)996-4524 ..........



MOBILE HOME STEPS- 5
steps, fiberglass w/rails, 40"1
height $250 (863)763-7460



PIONEER PLANTATIONS- 3/2
dbl wide, Ig porch, 40 acres,
$800/mo, 1st. Lst &
sec,(954)437-3044



Mas de 40 trails san-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y baja pago de Mensu-
aledad. Llamme para
mas information.
(863)234-9804.
Redman MH, '90, 28x70,
4BR/2BA, 100x101 lot in
Lakeport, new windows &
apple's, decks built on front &
back,. $99,000.
(863)983-9428 Iv. msg.


Recreation

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BASS BOAT: Dynatrak 1988,
15 F., 50 hp Yamaha 0/B.
Tennessee Trailer. $3200.
(217)825-8229
BAYLINER CAPRI- '86, 85hp,
$2300. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
CAPE CRAFT '93, 18 Ft Rats
Boat w/'93 Evinrude, 115 hp,
Tandem galvanized trailer.
Fresh Water Boat w/ platform
&pole. 194 hrs. $6100
862-268-0817/ 268-1941
CHEENOE, 15 Ft. on Trailer.
7.5 Mere. Like new. $1800.
(863)517-2077 LaBelle.
FIBERGLASS BOAT, V-nose,
15 hp engine, trailer, anchor,
incl. $500. (863)763-7460
KAYAK- Sit Inside, 17' North-
West Pursuit, good condition
$600 (863)357-7406
LIGHTNING- 16'.9" w/trolling
motor 110 Evinrude, Rebuilt'
'05, less than 15hrs. Ready
to go! $4000.765-617-7861
SEA KAYAK- 19' Kevlar Seda
Glider, light weight, Race
winner. $1470.
(863)357-7406


ALUMASCAPE '04- 34ft, 2
slides, 3 awnings, 2 TV's,
furnace, AC, day/hight
shades, Queen bed, W/D,
chest freezer, fold out bay
window, dinette, $26,000
(863)983-7907


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Estates .

A secluded, private
ranch subdivision
offering beautiful .
vistas of pristine i. '
natural habitat "


Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.




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TRAIL LITE '00- 5th Wheel,
27'6", slideout, very clean,
pull w/1/2 ton trk, $8500
(706)416-0110 OKee.
YELLOWSTONE 5TH WHEEL
'85- 30', $3900 or best offer,
excellent condition
(863)234-1888



BOAT MOTOR: 2005 MERCU-
RY 0/B, 2 Stroke, 15 hp.
$1500. (239)225-3282
BOAT MOTOR- 6 Mercury.
150 with all controls to trade
for a P/U Truck of equal val-
ue. (863)357-2773
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20hp
Evinrude, zero hours, just re-
built, 20" shaft, $1000
(863)228-3483
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP
Johnson, long shaft, $450
(863)447-2130.


HONDA MOTORCYCLE
CM400, '81, needs work,
brand new light & tire to be
put on $200. (863)983-7457
HONDA REBEL 2003, Excel-
lent. $2000 (863)517-2077
LaBelle.
HONDA SHADOW, Shaft drive,
needs TLC. rust on chrome,
some pitting, Nice paint Good
project. $350 (561)924-2208
KAWASAKI '98, VULCAN VN
800A, Beit ridden, Gar. kept
30K, Windshield & saddle
bags. $3500..863-634-2730



GO-CART, 6.5hp, Silver Fox 2
seater, lyr old. Paid $1600.
Like new condition. $750.
(863)381-3521
YAMAHA KODIAK, '01,401cc,
auto, 4 whl. dr., like new less
than 200 hrs., garage kept,
$3900 neg. (863)634-2582


TERRY- '80, 30ft, Need lots of
work. Good hunting trailer.
$1000. or best offer
(863)634-2915 ...


Automobiles





Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars .4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Codntruocfiea
Equipment ... 4025
m Cars 4030
Four WeelDrive, 4035
Heaiy Duty Trwoks4040
Part. Repa rd r 4045W
Piokhp Trucks 4050
Spor utility 4055
Utility Tralerft 4065
Vansa "1 .4070




CADILLAC '83- new tires, AC,
18 mpg, runs exc., $1200 or
best offer (863)467-1229 or
(863)634-4256
CADILLAC DEVILLE '89- load-
ed, good cond., $1500
(863)467-8268
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 5
spd., looks good, runs good,
many new parts, $1700.
(863)763-5178
KIA SPORTAGE- '2000, Con-
vertible, Auto, Cold A/C,
49K, Great cond. $40.00. or
best offer (863)763-9329
OLDS CUTLASS SUP '91-
85K, run & looks great,
$2500 or best offer
(863)697-8731
PONTIAC FIERO, '88, good
tires, 4 cyl., 5spd., good on
gas, $1500. (863)214-1286
Saturn SL2 '95, 5 spd, ac, cd,
new clutch, pw, moon roof,
runs & looks good, $1400 Call
(863)824-0561/447-5171
TOYOTA MR2 '88, 2 dr., 4 cyl,
5spd. manual, power, win/dr.
Great mileage. Dependable.
$1500 neg. (561)924-2208


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible /Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776


FORD T-BIRD 1963, 2 Door,
All original. Runs good. Body
in good shape. Asking $1500
or best offer. (863)763-7209



BRONCO II '89 4x4, new re-
built trans, under total warran-
ty, $1750 firm. Can see in
Orig. Equipment Parking-Clew.
CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432
JEEP WRANGLER, '92, good
condition, 4x4, $3500.
(863)634-1381


GOLF CART- 94 Easy Go, top
2 seats, elec, no charger,
$1995 neg (863)675-1472
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through Rural Developmentf, formerly
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA,
United States Department of Agrcul-
ptaeUSDA),
vs. CASE NO. 2005-495CA
ELLA RENAE WOODARD a/k/a ELLA RE-
-NAE CALDWELL, beneficiary of HER-
MAN L. SHAW, Deceased; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE, representing all
unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, ienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants by,
through, under, or against HERMAN L
SHAW, deceased, and all parties hav-
ing a claim, right, title or interest in the
roperty herein; and HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SiALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Judgmen ent entered in the
above entitled in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the
property located in Hendry County,
loda, being specifically described as
follows:
Lot 20, Block 2172, of Port LABELLE
UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash in Front of the Office of
the Clerk of Court Double Doors, Sec-
ond Floor hallway, Administration
Building, of the Hendry County Court-
house at the comer of Highway 80 and
S.R. 29, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 15th day of March, 2006.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled,atnocost toyou, totheprovi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office Is located at the Charlotte
County Courthouse, E. Marion Avenue,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose
telephone number Is (941) 637-2281,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice of Sale; fiyo u are
hearing or voice impaired call Florida
Relay Service (8000) 955-8770.
Dated Feb. 15,2006
Clerk of the Circuit Court
B S. Hammond
AODeputy Clerk
116110CGS 2/23;3/2/06


GOLF CART- 98 ClubCar, gas,
top, new seat, low hrs,
$1995 (863)675-1472


BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $200
or best offer (863)763-6747
CARBURETOR & HEAD- 350,
with 202.valve $300.
(863)763-5067
DIESEL ENGINE, Completely
rebuilt. Includes transmis-
sion. Steel. $1000.
(561)992-8692/449-1355
DODGE 440 BLOCKS (4),
4-383 big blocks for Dodge.
Heads & intakes, Dana 60 rear
end $200.862-357-2773
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $175
(863)467-4328
HITCH, Class III-IV with ball
mount fits '91-'94 Ford Ex-
plorer, $50. (863)675-3251
SOFT TOP- complete for a
Jeep Wrangler, all doors &
windows, $200
(863)763-9592/634-0399
TOPPER- white fiberglass, fits
'01-'03 F150 Super Crew PU,
like new, $900
(863)465-1706 Bill
TRUCK BED COVER- White fi-
berglass, Tonneau Cover Fits
Ford F250 Super Duty Reg.
Bed $300 (239)462-3312


CHEVY S10- '91, 4.3 Auto,
Motor & Transmission is
fine. Has front end damage.
Asking $600.863-357-1974
DODGE RAM- '84,6 cyl, Auto,
Great gas, Cold air. 75k orig
miles. $1800 863-763-3451
FORD F150- '87, For parts.
Good 302 engine & trans-
mission. $400. Call
(863)763-2044
FORD F250 2000- Club cab,
Diesel. 55k miles. Cold A/C.
1 Owner. Well maintained.
$14,000 (863)763-8415
HONDA ACURA 4 LUG RIMS-
4) with new tires, $300
863)675-2627
JEEP COMANCHE PICK UP
'86, 6 cyl., 79 K mis. Runs
great. Well maintained. $1000
firm. 863-675-3539
NERF BARS, Westin, Black,
came off Dodge, will fit long
or short wheel base, exc.
cond. $200. (850)251-8817
PICKUP BED- 2003 GMC/Che-
vy long bed Never used. Like
Snew. W/tailgate & bumper
$1150.561-386-7329
TOYOTA- '85, 2WD, 4 cyl,
5spd, A/C, Stereo, Bedliner,
Tool box, Extra clean $2500.
(863)632-9166




ThM On
FORD ESCAPE 2001, 4cyl,
5spd., 70K miles. Excellent
condition. Gets 27+ mpg.
$8750. Call 863-634-7021
days or 863-763-6796 eves.
JEEP CJ-5, '1977, Has new
motor. $750.
(863)763-7072


CAR HAULER: $2000.
(863)697-2434


CAR HAULER- 80" X 15', all
steel, alum ramps, shock re-
sistant lights, $800
(863)675-0.58
., '7


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299


sell your used items in
the classifeids.



CHEVY ASTRO VAN '96 7 pas-
senger, 195K. All power. Out-
standing maintenance. Top
cond. $4795.(863)675-7350

DODGE- '84, 15 Passenger, 1
ton, Nice seats $1800
(863)673-0782


NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
March 10,2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of LatoniaJackson:
matess set, computer desk and chair,
mirror, artificial plants, and misc.
household items..
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO.: 05-CA-286
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff
Vs.
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BEN
GADSON A/K/A BEN LEE GADSON,
DECEASED; FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY; DOROTHY J. MACK AK/A
DOROTHY H. MACK; JANIE G. SHEP-
PARD; WARREN J. HOBBS, JR.; ETH-
EL LEE HOBBS; STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; STATE
OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendant
NOTICEOF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES ANO ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF BEN GADSON A/K/A BEN
LEE GADSON, DECEASED.
Last known address: UNKNOWN
If alive, and if dead, all parties, claiming
Interest by, through, under or against
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEfIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF BEN GADSON A/K/A BEN
LEE GADSON, DECEASED and all par-
ies having or claiming to have any
right title or interest in the property de-
scribed herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described propey:
S 1/2 AND N 1/2 OF 3 1/3 OF LOT 2 LOT
AND S 1/2 OF SE 1/2 OF MIDDLES 1/3
OF BLOCK F (3 SITES) ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OF GLADES COUNTY
CEMETERY AS THE SAME IS RE-
CORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Dinna
Kswass, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 951 Northeast 167th Street,
Suite 204, North Miami Beach, Florida
33162 either on or before March 24,
2006, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded n the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Courttis 15thdayofFeb., 2006.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Us Perens were sent to the
defendant and address named above.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
In this proceeding should, not later
than seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability coordina-
tor at 863-946-2140, PO Box 1018,
Moore Haven, FL 33471. If hearing Im-
paired, contact (TOOD) via Florida Re-
lay System.
This Is an attempt to collect a debt. Any
information obtained will be used for
t#Wt purpose.
118079 CGS 3/2,9/06

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIES, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Rnal Sommary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD
OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2799,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
To include a:
1998 MERI HS; VIN# FLHMLCB1185
17742A; TITLE# 74071354
1998 MERI HS;VIN# FLHMLCB1185
17742B; TITLE# 74071355
AWA
625 NORTH JINETE STREET
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County Ad-
ronistration Building), LaBelle, FL
33935, on Wednesday, the 22nd day
of March, 2006. t
DATED THIS 24th day of Feb., 2006.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegre
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa. FL 33619-1328
Atfomeys for.Plaintff 0 ,
In accordance wIh the AmerIcan with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodaflon to
paetIcipofe In thie proceeding should
contact the ASA Conrdloator no later
then seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedinge Iffheaang Impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or
(800) 9055-8770 (voice), via Florida
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PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on March 20, 2006, at 6:00 p a ... i .'.... '.. ,eC i
.1":1 in r .l l r I r Tv o 1I" fifl : :.... I i I .. '. I "';,i; [ rri ..J .. l.- i. .,
a ulo,, I'i.rimo i I ..,1il i i utI. 1 i;.h1 j i,,,,iI ir. .1r .r I ..T, .sion proposes to en-
| i,, )i f .I y ...i in. .. r, 'ii ..rm i,, ri i.. in j : ii:,i:,
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 110 ENTITLED ZONING
OF THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED NON-
CONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES IN ITS ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR
ENACTMENT OF A NEW ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED NONCONFORMING USES AND
RELATED MATTERS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR USES OF
LAND; PROVIDING FOR USES OF LAND AND STRUCTURES IN COMBINATION;
PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE;
PROVIDING PROVISION FOR HARDSHIP CASES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVEDATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
117325 CGS 3/2/06


ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' meeting and annual election for
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday April 29, 2006 for 8;00 a.m. through 6:00
p.m. at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street in Montu-
ra, Forida. The purpose of the landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the
Dlisirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
gcfic rectosttCl seor addoalnfo you intactt
Btslnct office at 3-983-1 between T hours otr:.]na.m. :o SM p.m.tM
Interested persons are invited to attend and by heard.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS DE MDNTURA:
NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA DUENOS DE TERRENOS
t(HACENDADOS)Y
ELECCIONANNUA PARA ELCONDADO CENTRAL DEL
DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUA
Por lo present se esta dando la noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
Con ado Central del Distrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los
duenos do terrenos (hacendados)y las elecciones anuales para la Junta de Su-
pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abril, 2006, desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
en el Centro de recreaclon de Montura Ranch Estates,255 N. Hacienda Street en
Montura, Florida. El motive de la reunion es para conducir los asuntos del distrito
y hacer la election annual de la Junta de Supervisores. Si necesita instrucciones
especificas para Ilgar dl centro de Recreaclon a mas information por favor Ilame
a las oficinas del dlstrito as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
los interesados estan invitados aslstiry ser escuchados.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTINCT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on March 20, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, In the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is setiorth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO WATER UTILITIES SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 74, ARTICLE V, (WATER AND SEWER DEVELOP-
MENT FEES); AMENDING SECTION 74-144 (SCHEDULE OF FEES); PROVID-
ING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
tes and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance, if any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record Includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
117318CGS 3/2/06


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) ES. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with
power of attorney will sell the following vehicles) to the highest bidder subject to
any lens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has
right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien;
all auctions held in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any
person interested ph (954) 563-1999
Sale date March 24, 2006 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309
158011998 Dodge SW Vin#: 286HB11Y9WK161613 R/O Brazil Auto Sales, 3711
Palm Bch Blvd., FL Myers, FL cust Marcos Ventura C/O 3711 Palm Bch Blvd., Ft
Myers, FL lienor Quality 1 Auto Care, 19 Hardee St., LaBelle, FL 863-675-6106
len amt $2616.00.
Sale date March 31, 2006 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave. #707, Ft Lauderdale,
FL 33309
15820 1990 Ford Tempo 4dr Vin#: 2FAPP36X4LB164182 R/O Omar Villan, Wolf
Dr., Sebring, FL lienor: Pro Auto Repair, 49 N. Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL
863-675-1109 lien arnt $2488.33.
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab 422 RFlau 765& 1911
117762 CGS 3/2/06


EXHIBIT B
NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE
Dote: 02/07/06
TO: REGISTERED OWNER LIENHOLDER
Gordon B. Sims r...n. ,,i;i,.,,i
11114 Pine ValleyOnve i i i.
Wellington, FL 33414 South Bay, FL 33493
NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER
LIENHOLDERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT
THE OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE:
HSBC Auto Finance, 941 Corporate Center Dr, Pomonla, CA 91768
LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP) DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
Rx-it-Right '99 Ford VIN1FTZX1727XNA6861
150 SW. 10th Ave. .A..... ,,..,i 10thAve.
South Bay, FL 33493 .. ir.n i...,,.1 i:-,
561-261-6132
EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR CLAIMS A
UEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN
THE AMOUNT OF $5,416.50. THESE STORAGE CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO
ACCRUE AT THE RATE OF $20,00 PER DAY.
THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE-
MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS
SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
SATISFY THE LIEN. IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT REDEEMED AND REMAINS
UNCLAIMED DR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE
VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT-
SOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES-
IGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 349 N.W. 16th, #108 Belle Glade, FL 33440
COMMENCING AT 8:00am ON THE 27th DAY OF MARCH, 2006.
STATEMENT OF OWNER RIGHTS
NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING
INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME
PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A HEAR-
ING WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING COPIES OF THE DE-
MAND FOR HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN
THE NOTICE.
NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO RECOVER
POSSESSION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
CEEDINGS BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917.
NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE RE-
MAINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN-
ING TO THE LIENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
(6) OF FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585.
NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF
SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED-
ULED DATE OF SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATE NOTICE
WAS PLACED IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE OF SALE.
George Sandiford, Lienor
117279 CGS 3/2/06

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Broward County, Florida, on the 15th day of October 1991, in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintiff and Jorge Mercado
and MIgdalla Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01899COSO (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 Mercado and MIg-
della 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, Forida, 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.
a/k/a 230 N. Mayoral Street, Montura Ranches
And on the 6th day of April, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, lorida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all the said defendants Jorge Mercado and Mlgdalla Nieves,
right, title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell
the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to
the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain AndyLewis
Deputy Sheriff
114892 CGS 2/23;3/2,9,16/06


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a per-
mit to Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director of the City of Clewiston to construct a
new 3.0 MGD Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to
serve the residential communities and commercial areas in the C of Clewiston
and South Shore Water Associstion, in Hendry County, Florida (255819).
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision has a right, pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, rida
tatutes, to petion for an administrative hearing on It The Petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be filed (received) at the Departments
Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS-35 Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, within 14 days of publication of this notice. A copy of the
Petition must also be mailed at the tme of fling to the South Distict Office of the
Department. Failure to file a petition within the 14 days constitutes a waiver of
any right such person has to an administrative hearing pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following information; (a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner; and the county n which the subject matter or
activity Is located; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received no-
tice of the Department's action or proposed on (c) A statement ofhow each
pettioner's substantial interests am alected by the Department's action or pro-
posed action; (d) A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, If
any; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the Depareof a cton or proposed action; (f) A stat meant of which
rules or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Depart-
ments acton or proposed action; and g) A statement of the relief sought by pe-
oner, stating precisely the actin petitioner wants the Department to take with
respect to the Departments action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process Is designed to formulate
agency action. Accordingly, the Department's final acon may tie different from
the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose subtantial erests wil be
affected by any decision of th Department with regard to this action has the right
to pe2'ooto ecom to the proceeding. The petition must conform to the
requirements specified above and be filed (received) within 21 days of publication
of this notice in the Office of General Counsel at the above address of the Depart-
ment. Failure to petition within the allowed time frame consittes a waiver of any
right such person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, and to participate as a paty, to this proceeding. Any subsequent
intervention will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed
pursuant to Rule 60Q-2.010, Florida Administrative Code.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may choose to pursue mediation as an altaative remedy un-
der Section 120.573 before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation
will not adversely affect the right to a hearing If mediation does result in a seftle-
ment. If you are not familiar with the procedures for pursuing mediation, they are
available from the Department upon request
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort
Myers, Florida, 33901.
117186 CGS 3/2/06


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 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 F.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 ES., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Ant of
2001, PL. 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 wig 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-
cation of this noitce.
Notice: If requested In writing 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 writng, a hearing. tihe 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 offect-
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, totheSuperintendent of Schools. ;
Nrle Tirn,- :.rnuul 1,t,,J T, r1.'.)a';e r, T iler,l wnr.C mroj ti lute tlsuai i-
i. ii a.10 ,,,..ov.frpLl.: ir..T. mu a m reco il or e rule irot i.rOce-onrling Trire
.,:rr,'.,l Oi: i |r T ) iM,:Tiin ,,, i a re r3ni [,y ralreIee : l-5 me propor"ea rule
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in thi process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Floida 33935 at leastA8 hours prior to
the meeting orworkshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be iled In the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54 3 (e),FS.
116308 CG 2/23;3/2,9CB 3/9/06


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewliton City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on March 20, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which s soet forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO 2006-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON LAND
DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 110, ZONING, ARTICLE V, DISTRICT REGULA-
TIONS, PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW DMSION 12, PUD (PLANNED
UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT); PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR
PERMITTED USES; PROVIDING FOR PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE; PRO-
VIDING FOR APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR APPUCATION
REVIEW; PROVIDING FOR DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; PROVIDING FOR RE-
PEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance Is available In the City Managers Office, City Hal,
115Ventur Avenue, Clewiston, lorida, for the inspection f any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for pubic hearing, such person
may need to Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
WendellJohinson
City Manager
117350 CGS 3/2/06
I
ATTENTION ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMERS:
Adelphia will be providing to our customers a free preview of multiple channels of
HBO and Cinemax March 17 21 and Showtime March 31 Apni 2. Customers
that currently have an Adelphis digital converter in the areas of Oeechhobee, Beole
Glade, Pahokee and Clewoston, will receive this preview at no extra charge.
Please be advised that some programming may be unsuitable for all ages, there-
fore, parental discretion is advised. Your digital remote can be used to block out
unwanted programming. Please contact Adetphia Customer Service at
1-888-683-1000, if you have questions.
Rates and services apply to residential customers only. Service may not be available
in all areas. For customers receiving service through commercial accounts or bulk
rate arrangements, some of the pricing and other information contained herein
may not apply. Please refer to the terms and conditions of the separate agree-
ment. Where terms are inconsistent with the Information In this notice, the terms
and conditions of such separate arrangements will apply. Additional charges may
apply for the following services: installation, digital programming service fee,
equipment rental upgrade/downgrade chores and other charges. Al prices are
exclusive of taxes and other fees. Other restnctons may apply.
118054 ON/CGS 3/2/06


MEETING NOTICE
ofthe
Southwest Florda
Workforce Development Board
Region 24
Date: March 8, 2006
Time: 3:30 p.m..
Place: Career and Service Centers of SouthwestFlorida
4150 Ford Sthet Extension
Fort Myers, Florida
Information: Benita Richards
11752 CGS3/ 20 240

NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICEAUCTION
AUCTION on Friday,
March3,2006 Ri Market & Self Storage
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L, # Buckead Ridge Road
Belle Glade Florida Okeechobee, FLA 37974
(863) 357-4884
Property of April Hesaer: mattress set,
book sel, smallchlild TV, glasstable, The following unit will be sold for non-
chairs, lamps, artificial plants, micro- payment rent on March 17,2006at
wave, misc. houshoold items.. 3:00 M.
Unit #7
Property of Natasha Johinsn: computer StoIMLva.d
desk, shelving, bed frame, night stand, 118033 CGS 3/2,9/06
and misc. items.
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AUTO, V6, CLEAN, STK#IR2127020...................
'94 CHEVROLET LOW TOP CONVERSION VAN
7 PASSENGER, CLEAN, STK#RF154794.............
'02 CHEVROLET CAVALIER COUPE
AUTO, A/C, SUNROOF, CLEAN, 58K MILES, STK#17311644
'99 CHEVROLET EXPRESS HI TOP CONVERSION
CLEAN, STK#X1034544 ...................
'01 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 1500 CARGO VAN
BINS PKG, CLEAN, STK#t11180839..................


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$..3931

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'99 CHEVROLET S-10 LS EXT CAB
5 SPD, 4 CYL, 54K MILES, STK#tYK163655.............. 8771
'98 CHEVROLET TAHOE 4X4X
LEATHER, CLEAN, STK#WJ335888.................... 8981
'00 FORD EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER 4X4
LEATHER, CLEAN, STK#YLA62987.................... '9991
'03 CHEVROLET BLAZER LS 4X4
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 41K MILES, STK#3K171146.. $12,951
'04 CHEVROLET CAVALIER LS SPORT
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 7K MILES, STK#47263786 12,951


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5757 Lake Worth Road
Between Military Trail and Jog Road Greenacres

1-8BB-308-3324
STORE HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-9PM SAT 9AM-7PM SUN 11AM-6PM
SERVICE HOURS: MON-FRI 7AM-7PM SAT 8AM-5PM SUN CLOSED


FOREST HILL BLVD.

LAKE WORTH RD.
LANTANA RD. M
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All leases, 36 months (48 months Silverado Reg Cab & Ext. Cab)(Trailblazer 24 months), Trailblazer 10,000 miles per year, $1995 down, plus tax, tag & title fees, no security deposit. With 750 Beacon score. *Money back guarantee based on 3 days/150 miles whichever comes first.
Some restrictions may apply. See dealers for details. With approved credit. All prices include rebate in lieu of factory finance rate. You must present this ad at time of purchase or lease to receive these special prices. Advertised prices not applicable to exporters. Offers good on
date of publication only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. 1996-2006 AutoNation Inc.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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